10.35. The nation experienced its coldest day this winter yesterday, with the lowest temperature in the plains of
Taiwan ________ in Hsinchu.
(A) record (B) to record (C) which recorded (D) being recorded
It is 7:30 on a Monday morning, and Huang Tien-yin, a public relations manager, is struggling to finish a
90-minute workout. Sweat streams as he 41 another 30 crunches at his gym, his goal of 200 nearly
reached. “There is 42 way I can hit the shower without finishing my abdomen workout,” Huang
said between gulps of strawberry protein drink. “If I want to look totally buff in my Ermenegildo Zegna suits,
I simply must peel another two inches 43 my waistline.” Huang, 30, may sound like a famous cast
member from a TV reality show. In fact, he readily admits that he is a 44 , a term coined in the
mid-1990s that describes an urban male who spends a lot of time and money on appearance and lifestyle.
Huang said that his goal in life is to look his very best by keeping trim and sporting the latest fashions
and 45 accessories. He admits that taking care of himself is a priority.
【題組】41. (A) puts aside (B) takes off (C) squeezes out (D) runs into
One of the most beautiful sights in the bird world is the male peafowl, or peacock, strutting proudly about with
its magnificent tail raised and its richly colored tail feathers glistening in the sunlight.
The peacock’s many-colored “tail” is not really a tail at all. It is a fan composed of stiff, beautiful feathers. This
fan is supported by the peacock’s true tail. In addition to the glorious plumage, a peacock has a crest of upright
feathers on its head. The peahen, or female peafowl, has no such grand coloring. Instead, the peahen is
usually colored dull brown and has neither a fan nor a crest.
The peafowl is a member of the pheasant family. It may be found living wild in the jungles of Asia and of the
East Indies. Tame peafowls may be seen in nearly all other parts of the world, where, although their flesh and their
eggs are both good for table use, they are generally kept as ornaments or curiosities in parks and in zoos.
Peafowls in a wild state feed on grass, grain, frogs, insects, and snails. In captivity, however, they thrive on
grains commonly fed to poultry.
【題組】46. While not directly stated, it can be reasoned from the article that ________.
(A) it is easy to tell peacocks from peahens
(B) peacocks are sometimes white
(C) peahens are not vain
(D) peacocks like to strut about
24.【題組】49. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Wild peafowls eat grain and grass.
(B) Peafowls may be found wild in most parts of the worlds.
(C) Peafowls are good to eat.
(D) Peacocks have crests.