1.1. My younger brother ______ a funny clown on TV and made everyone laugh.
2.2. The wounded passengers screamed in ______ after the bus crashed into six vehicles on Maple Street.
3.3. Abraham Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War, and his ______ of will was extraordinary.
4.4. His last hope was ______ by the news of his son’s death.
5.5. Susan felt a sense of ______ when she heard the song that had been played at her high school prom.
6.6. Our art class this week is to create a ______ of one of Claude Monet’s masterpieces.
7.7. Although my body feels fine, ______ I am very tired.
8.8. Sugar ______ very quickly when you put it into hot coffee.
9.9. No one knows for sure when the volcano’s next ______ will occur.
10.10. The dishes on the menu are ______ by the good wine perfectly.
11.11. Some gases might be ______ , but you can smell them with your nose.
12.12. Jack has just _________ the first campaign for his new business.
13.13. The department store will be closed for ______ for the next two weeks.
14.14. The suspect ______ the important documents into pieces before the trial.
15.15. To get his mother’s attention, the boy has been______ throwing the toys on the floor.
16.16. Clerk: Your ticket, please, sir.
Mr. Brown: Here you go.
Clerk: Flight UA168 to Chicago. Do you have a seating preference, Mr. Brown?
Mr. Brown: _______________
(A) An aisle seat is fine.
(B) Please give me a blanket.
(C) I prefer coffee to tea.
(D) My preference is reading.
17.17. Clerk: So, have you decided?
Customer: Um, kind of... I like it, but I’m not sure how it fits.
Clerk: Let me see. Yeah, it’s a little too small.
(A) It fits me very well.
(B) Could I try on a medium one?
(C) Do you have a smaller size?
(D) I should gain some weight.
18.18. Mike: So, Cathy, what kind of person are you looking for?
Cathy: Well, _______________
Mike: Um, I see. And what are they?
Cathy: I like novels, sports and movies.
(A) a handsome man.
(B) a man with a beard.
(C) someone who likes to read.
(D) someone who shares my interests.
19.19. Alex: John, do you know when our graduation ceremony will be held?
John: Sorry, _______________
Alex: That’s OK. I’ll go to the school’s website to find out.
(A) I’m not sure.
(B) it sounds funny.
(C) it looks awful.
(D) I’m full.
20.20. Mary: I think I heard the door.
George: That must be the Chinese take-out.
Mary: Great! I am starving. _______________
George: Yeah, it’s got everything including utensils.
(A) Have you found your wallet yet?
(B) Have you taken out my Chinese homework?
(C) Have you seen a fortune teller?
(D) Has it got fortune cookies in there?
21.21. Passenger: How much is the fare?
Bus driver: It’s NT$ 25. Just put your money in the box there.
Bus driver: No, exact fare only.
(A) I don’t have a credit card.
(B) Can I change bus here?
(C) Oh, can you give me change?
(D) It’s too expensive.
22.22. Tourist: Excuse me. Can you tell me how to get to the zoo?
Police officer: Sure! Just walk down this street and turn left.
(A) The pleasure is mine.
(B) The zoo is famous.
(C) You can’t miss it.
(D) Thanks for the direction.
23.23. Clare: What have you got for lunch?
Brian: Beef noodles. Do you want some?
Clare: No, I don’t eat beef. _______________
Brian: I don’t understand why anyone would give up meat.
(A) I don’t like salad.
(B) I’m on a diet.
(C) I’m a vegetarian.
(D) I have a runny nose.
24.24. Clerk: May I have your ID to verify your traveler’s checks?
Customer: Of course. Would you need my passport or driver’s license?
Customer: There you go.
(A) Neither passport nor driver’s license.
(B) You should have a passport renewal.
(C) Your driver’s license is invalid.
(D) Either passport or driver’s license.
25.25. George: Have you heard I changed my job?
Mary: Yeah. _______________
George: Computer System Design.
(A) How are you doing?
(B) Who are you with now?
(C) You’re joking.
(D) I really like it.
26.There are several ways to preserve natural resources on earth. 26 environmental pollution and global warming are concerned, taking public transportation, such as the MRT, buses and trains, is one of the feasible measures to 27 the emission of greenhouse gases. Planting more trees is also an effective way, which can absorb carbon dioxide and slow down the speed of global warming. To reduce energy consumption, people need to make a habit of turning off the water faucets and plugging off all the electrical 28 when they are not in use. Turn on air conditioners only when needed. 29 is also a crucial measure; containers like glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans can be reused. The more we recycle, the less trash we will make. To protect the 30 species on earth, we can stop buying products that harm the animals, for example leather bags or clothing, and stamps or ornaments that are made of elephant tusks. Without the purchases of the valuable merchandises, manufactures would cut down the production, and slaughter less precious animals. 【題組】26.
(A) As far as
(B) As for
(C) As regards
(D) As concerns
31.Approximately, 260 volunteers contribute 50,000 hours of work every year in the National Park. Whether working at visitor centers and campgrounds or 31 backcountry trails, volunteers protect valuable resources and help visitors learn about, and more safely enjoy, the National Park. While you might not 32 volunteer contributions at first, look around and you will be 33 at how many volunteers you see. It is primarily volunteers 34 provide visitor information at campgrounds, and at the visitor centers in the park. They keep the campsites, backcountry roads, and trails in pristine condition, assist with maintenance projects, and 35 considered the eyes and ears of the park. Please thank them for their services if you have the opportunity. 【題組】31.
36.Becoming a top candidate for promotion does not happen overnight. You have to build a track record of 36 performance and demonstrate the skills required for the job. Consider the following strategies to 37 yourself to the top of the list. Gather information. Find out which factors the decision makers consider 38 judging an employee for promotion. Make sure you can display the 39 capabilities in your current position. If not, work with your boss to develop a needed skill. Get feedback on your presence. Ability to project 40 is a key factor in promotion decisions. Seek candid feedback to understand how others perceive you 【題組】36.
41.Ebola virus disease ( EVD ) is a highly contagious disease of humans and other animals caused by Ebola virus ( EBOV ). Direct contact with blood or other body fluids of the infected helps spread the virus. It is believed that African fruit bats are the carriers in nature, which are able to transmit EBOV to humans, or living or dead animals which have been infected by the bats. After human infection happens, the disease may become an epidemic, spreading among humans.
There are a variety of symptoms, such as sore throats, headaches, muscle pains, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, and fevers. The symptoms normally begin between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus. When the worse symptom of diminished function of the kidneys and liver occurs, some infected humans might bleed both internally and externally. This is a highly deadly disease, able to kill between 50 percent and 90 percent of those infected with the virus. The causes of death mainly result from stroke, myocardial infarction, or organ failure. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment or confirmatively effective vaccine available for the virus.
Medical services and prevention are needed to control EVD outbreaks. The medical services consist of swift quarantine of EVD cases, tracking those who have come into contact with infected people, appropriate care of the infected, and cremation or burial of the dead. Prevention requires how to restrain EVD spreading from infected animals to humans. This can be achieved by wearing protective clothing when humans handle possibly infected wild animal meat. It is crucial to wash hands with disinfectants when humans stay with those who have contracted the disease. In addition, body fluids and tissues from the infected individuals have to be dealt with cautiously. 【題組】41.
Which of the following is NOT one of the symptoms of EVD according to the passage?
(B) Poor digestion.
(C) Muscle pains.
(D) Sore throats.
42.【題組】42. According to the passage, which of the following may spread Ebola virus?
(C) African fruit bats.
(D) Brown bears.
43.【題組】43. What is the second paragraph mainly about?
(A) An introduction to Ebola virus disease.
(B) The symptoms of Ebola virus disease.
(C) The ways to control EVD outbreaks.
(D) The causes of death as a result of EVD.
44.【題組】44. What does the word “ This ” in the third paragraph refer to?
45.【題組】45. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
(A) The prevention measures of EVD.
(B) The symptoms of EVD.
(C) The carriers of EBOV.
(D) The history of Ebola virus disease
46.The concept of a working holiday is fairly simple. It is a vacation which normally lasts for several weeks or even months, during which you divide your time between work and recreation. The typical working holiday includes some manual labor and sightseeing. You can usually get room and board in exchange for a few hours of work. For instance, Australia and New Zealand encourage working holidays by offering one-year visas to people between the ages of 18 and 30. Countries all over the world offer the chances to work or volunteer and live in a new environment. All you need is a return ticket and enough cash to live on.
While some people choose to work in restaurants or hotels, others may do fruit picking which is perhaps the most popular type of work. Be prepared for long working days in the orchard, which may last up to ten hours a day. If you are not ready for this, a more leisurely job with shorter hours is possible, but you will not make as much money. Another option is volunteering in foreign countries. For example, you can work with disabled children in Bolivia and practice your Spanish, research dolphins and whales in Italy, or build schools in rural towns in Ghana.
A working holiday is a great way to broaden your horizons since it gives you the chance to explore a country, practice a new language, and meet people from all over the world. These kinds of adventures sometimes have a really big impact on those who have experienced a working holiday. They often say that it was one of the best memories of their lives. Be aware! Even though some working vacation programs pay, not all of them do; sometimes you end up paying to go on working vacation. However, a working holiday can get you off the beaten track and into spots the average tour bus would never go near. 【題組】46.
About working holidays, which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
(B) Work habits.
(C) Working hours.
(D) Types of work.
47.【題組】47. According to the passage, what can you get in exchange for a few hours of work?
(A) A board you can use to sleep on.
(B) Transportation to different cities.
(C) A place to stay and some food to eat.
(D) Friendship that will last a lifetime.
48.【題組】48. Which of the following is NOT a requirement of a working holiday as mentioned in the passage?
(A) You need to have the money to support yourself.
(B) You have to be at a certain age in order to qualify for it.
(C) You need to have an airline ticket back to your home country.
(D) You have to present your medical records.
49.【題組】49. In the third paragraph, what does the word “ it ” refer to?
(A) A new language.
(B) A working holiday.
(C) A big impact.
(D) A foreign country.
50.【題組】50. What does “ get off the beaten track ” in the third paragraph most likely mean?
(A) Go to places that few tourists have ever been to.
(B) Visit people you have not seen for a long time.
(C) Pay money for room and board.
(D) Enjoy yourself and do not work too hard.