1.36 Many parents want the public education system to teach their children basic knowledge in ___ such as English
composition, mathematics, and science.
2.37 John, though tall and strong, is a ____ young man. He does not like to quarrel with other people.
Teacher: How’s the homework coming?
Mary: Fine. _______
Teacher: Make sure that you hand it in by nine tomorrow morning.
(B)I like to watch it.
(C)I know my rights.
(D)I’m almost done.
4.39 John: Hello Mary. How are you?
Mary: John! ____________ The last time I saw you was months ago. How are you?
John: Fine, thanks.
(A)What a nice surprise!
(B)What a handsome boy!
(C)Nice to meet you.
(D)Christmas is two days away.
Sarah is a wonderful girl, but she is driving her mother crazy. Why? Because she talks constantly on her
cell phone. Sarah thinks cell phones are the greatest invention of all time. She loves being able to stay in touch
with all of her friends wherever she goes. However, Sarah’s mother gets annoyed because she’s tired of hearing
the cell phone ring . She considers it an unwelcome interruption to family conversations. Now she has given
Sarah two rules. First, no answering the cell phone during dinnertime. Two, no using the cell phone while
driving. It is very dangerous to drive and talk on a cell phone. Sarah has promised to follow these rules, and she
tries not to use her cell phone too much when she is with her mother.
【題組】40 According to the passage, why does Sarah constantly talk on her cell phone?
(A)She is annoyed by her mother.
(B)She likes to drive her mother crazy.
(C)She thinks cell phones are beautiful.
(D)She loves being able to stay in touch with all of her friends wherever she goes.
6.【題組】41 What can you infer about Sarah’s mother from the paragraph?
(A)She doesn’t have a cell phone.
(B)She likes to hear the cell phone ring.
(C)She thinks that cell phone is the greatest invention of all time.
(D)She is quite bothered by Sarah’s constant talking on the phone.
7.The conclusion of an essay is often a neglected part of the essay. One reason is that students often run out of time
during the essay examination and ＿42__ get beyond the body of their paper. Another __43__ is that students often do
not know how or when to end their essay. __44__ , failure to end your essay is similar to not finishing the final
chapter of a book. Your reader is left with unanswered questions. You must provide the __45__ before you
finish your paper. __46__ you have gone through the recommended organization steps about writing
compositions, finishing your essay should soon become an easier task
8.請回答第 42 題至第 46 題：
The conclusion of an essay is often a neglected part of the essay. One reason is that students often run out of time
during the essay examination and 42 get beyond the body of their paper. Another 43 is that students often do
not know how or when to end their essay. 44 , failure to end your essay is similar to not finishing the final
chapter of a book. Your reader is left with unanswered questions. You must provide the 45 before you
finish your paper. 46 you have gone through the recommended organization steps about writing
compositions, finishing your essay should soon become an easier task.
12.請回答第 47 題至第 50 題：
More than 200,000 women currently serve in the U.S. military. They make up about 15 percent of all service
members. Until recently, women were barred from officially serving in combat units. That all changed on January 24,
2013, when the Department of Defense ended the policy that excluded women from serving in direct-combat positions
during an armed conflict.
About 237,000 positions that have been closed to women could now be open to them under the new policy. Women
would need to meet the same standards as men to get those jobs. Some positions may remain exceptions to the rule if a
thorough analysis finds that women cannot meet the requirements for those jobs. President Barack Obama agrees that
opening combat units to women will strengthen the military. Recent polls by CBS News and the Pew Research Center,
for example, showed that two thirds (66 percent) of Americans support ending the ban.
Dempsey and Panetta said the new policy reflects the realities of female soldiers’ changing roles over the past
decade. More than 280,000 women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and more than 150 have died. They’ve
patrolled dangerous areas as military police, served as machine gunners atop military vehicles, searched Iraqi and Afghan
women for weapons, and more. New jobs will be opened gradually to women throughout the next few years. The entire
process is expected to be complete by January 1, 2016.
【題組】47 What is the best title for this article?
(A)Women in Combat
(C)United States Weapon Systems
(D)Death Poll in the Middle East
13.【題組】48 What percentage do male service members account for in the U.S. military now?
14.【題組】49 What did the CBS poll show?
(A)Americans generally agree with the new policy.
(B)More than half of the U.S. armed forces will be female.
(C)President Obama disagrees with the new policy.
(D)Sixty-six percent of American women will join the army.
15.【題組】50 Which of the following is true about the new policy in terms of job assignment?
(A)All positions will be open to females.
(B)Women may serve as machine gunners.
(C)No more new positions could be open to females.
(D)A different standard will be adopted for females.