1.1 During the hotel renovation, special ___ was given to the lighting fixtures and decorations.
(A)attention (B)confidence (C)introduction (D)performance
2.2 Downloading should ___ about two to four minutes. The time needed will depend on the speed of your
(A)cost (B)spend (C)take (D)waste
3.3 For five years in a row, the ___ of sick days taken by employees has gone down.
(A)amount (B)date (C)number (D)volume
4.4 At the employee awards banquet, we hope to give all our hardworking employees the recognition that they ___.
(A)conserve (B)deserve (C)preserve (D)reserve
5.5 The water of this city comes from a ___ located in the mountains nearby.
(A)ford (B)hub (C)maze (D)reservoir
6.6 Unfortunately, after Epoch Computers merged with that Japanese company, the ___ of its stock dropped.
(A)cost (B)nature (C)receipt (D)value
7.7 The beautiful statue my mother ordered did not arrive ___. When she opened the package, there were just
pieces of broken glass.
(A)analytical (B)intact (C)punctual (D)verifiable
8.8 Your afternoon tea experience includes a glass of good wine and a selection of culinary delights
designed to ___ your beverage choice, and of course, live music for your entertainment.
(A)complement (B)nurture (C)propose (D)relocate
9.9 Deck chairs operate on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Please take your ___ with
you when leaving a deck chair for a period of time, or they may be removed.
(A)architecture (B)belongings (C)decorations (D)furniture
10.10 Today, ships are equipped with a large array of electronic devices that help the ___ to reach their destinations.
(A)counselors (B)inventors (C)navigators (D)visitors
11.11 The fast food restaurant should have been profitable, but poor capital control forced it into ___.
(A)bankruptcy (B)compensation (C)construction (D)restoration
12.12 According to a recent ___, more people watch television on Sunday night than on any other night.
(A)communication (B)format (C)medium (D)survey
13.13 If you ever need an emergency contact number for someone, the ___ department keeps a file on each employee.
(A)parliament (B)patriotism (C)personnel (D)petroleum
14.14 Having a good logo means people will be able to recognize your ___ instantly.
(A)age (B)brand (C)face (D)profile
15.15 Chess is a popular ___ for people of all ages.
(A)espionage (B)martial (C)pastime (D)rival
16.16 The baseball game had to be ___ for an hour because of a thunderstorm.
(A)anticipated (B)expended (C)postponed (D)undertaken
17.17 Black pepper is perhaps the most commonly used ___ in the world.
(A)detergent (B)insecticide (C)spice (D)utensil
18.18 As soon as you submit the receipts, the company will ___ you for all costs related to your business trip.
(A)charge (B)reimburse (C)threaten (D)warrant
19.19 The client requested that the contract be rewritten because several important clauses had been ___ from
(A)admitted (B)omitted (C)permitted (D)remitted
20.20 The building manager has informed us that the west entrance elevators will be out of ___ for the remainder
of the week.
(A)courtesy (B)nowhere (C)service (D)work
21.21 Sitting through a long presentation can make audience ___, so speakers should limit their talks to 30 minutes.
(A)affordable (B)excessive (C)remarkable (D)restless
22.22 The Star Lodge boasts 20 years of 80 percent ___, a record for the state.
(A)fluency (B)hospitality (C)metropolis (D)occupancy
23.23 In an effort to reduce the number of plastic tooth brushes customers throw away, many hotels have stopped
providing ___ brushes.
(A)disposable (B)ecological (C)measurable (D)unusable
24.24 The restaurant manager was replaced because of her inability to maintain ___ among her employees.
(A)advocacy (B)contract (C)discipline (D)euphemism
25.25 Our trips range from cruising ___ islands to closer-to-home excursions to baseball games and music events.
(A)exile (B)exotic (C)exquisite (D)extensive
26.26 The contract is still being discussed as the two parties have not been able to reach an ___ on several matters.
(A)absorption (B)accord (C)account (D)adjudication
27.27 Federica is interested in genealogy or family history. In fact, she has___ her ancestors all the way back to
the late seventeenth century.
(A)alleged (B)cluttered (C)handed (D)traced
28.28 The final examination will be a(n) ___ one that will cover everything we have studied since the beginning
of the semester.
(A)comprehensive (B)exclusive (C)preliminary (D)qualified
29.29 Starting next quarter, all store managers will be given increased ___, to make decisions on their own.
(A)autonomy (B)budget (C)direction (D)rejection
30.30 I like many types of movies, but my favorite ___ is science fiction films.
(A)character (B)genre (C)habit (D)route
31.31 Terry went into the used-book store just to ___ through the old books, but he found a rare edition of a
Hemingway novel that was worth over $1,000.
(A)browse (B)haunt (C)merge (D)purchase
32.32 There was a rumor that there had been a minor accident at the nuclear power plant, but a spokesman for the
plant issued a ___.
(A)denial (B)intersection (C)receipt (D)spontaneity
33.33 In most forms of music, ___ instruments such as drums provide the beat.
(A)obsession (B)percussion (C)stringed (D)winged
34.34 The actress was wearing sunglasses and a head scarf to ___ her identity, but she was recognized by her
(A)conceal (B)conceive (C)deceive (D)perceive
35.35 In medicine, an acute condition is one that is only a temporary problem, such as a sprained ankle. However,
a ___ one recurs over and over. Migraine headaches are an example of this kind of condition.
(A)chronic (B)intoxicated (C)severe (D)vigorous
36.36 Professor Lee thought that the small college town would be a ___ place to live, but in fact, he found it
(A)demolished (B)disrupted (C)meltdown (D)provincial
37.37 I think you need another knife, Laura. This one you have is so dull that it barely ___ bread.
(A)sharpens (B)slices (C)spreads (D)squeezes
38.38 Some publishing companies do not accept ___ manuscripts. If an author sends them materials that are not
invited, they will be immediately rejected.
(A)annoying (B)chastised (C)previewed (D)unsolicited
39.39 My brother is very superstitious. Whenever he sees a black cat, he considers it a bad ___.
(A)gist (B)moat (C)omen (D)rumor
40.40 A metropolitan area consists of a central city and any suburban areas in its ___.
(A)construction (B)downtown (C)shelter (D)vicinity
41.41 Teamwork plays a vital ___ in fulfilling any mission, particularly at a time when an economic recession is
looming on the horizon.
(A)role (B)task (C)title (D)work
42.42 A: I hope the weather will clear up tomorrow for our picnic.
B: Let us keep our fingers ___.
(A)cleaned (B)crossed (C)fixed (D)pointed
43.43 A: Do you like cooking?
B: No, I’m not ___ it.
(A)in (B)into (C)onto (D)toward
44.44 A: What do you think about the plan to build more factories?
B: Environmentally, I’m afraid it is like opening Pandora’s ___.
(A)box (B)case (C)door (D)pocket
45.45 A: It seems that everyone is jumping on the Godzilla ___.
B: Yeah, even my grandmother bought a Godzilla model.
(A)bandwagon (B)cart (C)seat (D)table
46.46 A: Why are you so busy today?
B: The boss dropped this big assignment on me out of the ___.
(A)black (B)blue (C)green (D)red
47.47 A: Our toys are all over the place.
B: They sure are. We had better clean them up or mom will go ___ when she gets home.
(A)apples (B)bananas (C)oranges (D)tomatoes
48.48 A: I failed that test--my life is ruined!
B: Don’t get ___ away. It was only one test.
(A)carried (B)done (C)excited (D)moved
49.49 A: Are you interested in politics?
B: No, it is not my cup of ___.
(A)coca (B)coffee (C)milk (D)tea
50.50 A: It seems I have lost all the work I did on the computer this afternoon.
B: Oh, no! I am afraid you will have to start from ___ again.
(A)scratch (B)shift (C)switch (D)touch
51.51 In Australia, about 10% of all divorced people remarry after they ___ with their first spouses. This figure is
about half of what it was in 1970.
(A)pull over (B)put in (C)split up (D)wipe out
52.52 A: Bob argues with Bill about almost everything.
B: They just do not see ___ to ___.
(A)ear,ear (B)eye,eye (C)hand,hand (D)nose,nose
53.53 The representatives are___ going home and seeing their families after this negotiation.
(A)looking for (B)looking forward to (C)looking up (D)looking up to
54.54 While you are at the conference, take an afternoon to ___ and check out the competition’s booths.
(A)look around (B)look for (C)look out (D)look through
55.55 The plane cannot leave the gate ___ all passengers are seated and baggage is safely stowed.
(A)but (B)if (C)unless (D)when
56.56 The city government must decide ___ it wants to increase taxes or undergo severe budget cutbacks.
(A)what (B)which (C)whether (D)while
57.57 A recent survey shows that the average American generates ___ much trash as the average European.
(A)twice (B)twice as (C)as twice (D)twice more
58.58 Despite ten years of success, the financial stress and burden of the sudden recession made the partnership ___.
(A)fail (B)failed (C)to fail (D)to be failed
59.59 Your application materials must be postmarked ___ Friday, January 10.
(A)no later than (B)no less than (C)no more than (D)no sooner than
60.60 The decision was not mature at all as there was ___ time for discussion before the vote.
(A)few (B)little (C)a little (D)a few
61.61 George made a terrible social ___. He asked the hostess at the party when her baby was due, and she said,
in an icy voice, “I am NOT pregnant!”
(A)dainty (B)gaffe (C)prefix (D)screen
62.62 Because of threats he received recently, the entrepreneur hired a ___.
(A)bodyguard (B)cavalry (C)mariner (D)meteorologist
63.63 I always thought Dr. Wang was ___. He seldom talked to anyone and seemed cold and distant. But now, I
realize that he was just painfully shy!
(A)alert (B)aloof (C)dizzy (D)sober
64.64 A: I am not familiar with this new computer.
B: It is not that difficult. I am sure you will get the ___ of it soon.
(A)hand (B)hang (C)knob (D)ring
65.65 Naples is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions; in addition, it is famous for its ___ because the
city is by tradition the home of pizza.
(A)astronomy (B)autonomy (C)economy (D)gastronomy
66.66 The spy wrote her message in a secret code, but government intelligence agents were able to ___ the message.
(A)accommodate (B)decipher (C)monitor (D)perish
67.67 Tour tickets, once booked, are ___ to a 10% cancellation fee if returned prior to the deadline.
(A)eject (B)object (C)reject (D)subject
68.68 Commuters can help reduce pollution by occasionally leaving ___ cars at home and using public transportation.
(A)his (B)their (C)her (D)its
69.69 People everywhere are becoming concerned about the high energy prices. Rising energy costs are forcing
many offices to ___ energy-saving measures.
(A)complement (B)compliment (C)implement (D)supplement
70.70 Everyone attended last week’s meeting ___ Mr. Lee, who was out of town on a business trip.
(A)accept (B)aspect (C)except (D)expect
71.For about US$50, a cheap, acceptable hotel room can be found in most countries. In some countries, you may
even be able to pay less. If you are traveling on a tight budget, another option is a boarding house. They are
normally found in abundance near bus and railway stations. In some towns with a high number of tourists, it is
common for families to rent rooms to visitors. Both these options are difficult to book in advance. However you
can easily find out about them at the local bus or railway station when you arrive at your destination, if you are
not immediately inundated with offers the minute you step off your bus. Although traveling this way does not
provide the security of knowing exactly where you will next spend the night, it does have the advantage of giving
you an experience with the local culture that most motels and hotels cannot provide.
Good inexpensive hotels can be found in most cities away from the airport, tourist areas, and central business
districts. There are often great seasonal variations in hotel prices at resorts. Remember, cheaper hotels do not
always supply soap, towels, and toilet paper, so carry these items with you. By going online, it’s a simple matter
to find a hotel within your price range in practically any city in the world. Most sites also include customer
reviews, an especially important feature when booking budget-priced accommodations. In addition, most hotels
and motels offer discounts to travelers making their reservations online.
【題組】71 For whom is this information intended?
(A)Diners looking for restaurants. (B)Hotel managers looking for guests.
(C)Online booking operators. (D)Travelers looking for accommodations.
72.【題組】72 The underlined word abundance is closest in meaning to ______.
(A)great quantity (B)middle-class neighborhood
(C)safe areas (D)walking distance
73.【題組】73 What, according to the passage, may be a good way to closely experience the local culture?
(A)Find the hotel after you arrive at a place. (B)Go traveling at the right season.
(C)Stay away from business districts. (D)Make on-line booking.
74.【題組】74 What can a traveler get by booking a room online?
(A)Free soap and towels. (B)Lower room prices.
(C)A taste of the local culture. (D)An offer for a free bus ride.
75.【題組】75 The underlined word inundated is closest in meaning to“ ”.
(A)achieved (B)established (C)overwhelmed (D)satisfied
76.Many travelers prefer to buy foreign currency in their own countries before they leave, both for convenience
and as a hedge against possible market fluctuations, but there are other options.
Arriving in a foreign country can be a confusing experience, even for seasoned globe-trotters. By buying your
currency beforehand, you can become acquainted with the value and appearance of the notes and coins, as well as
avoid any exchange commissions applied by foreign banks for the conversion of foreign currency. It is more
convenient to have some local currency with you immediately upon arrival in a foreign country for the inevitable
initial expenses, such as taxis, meals, and tips, as your arrival might not coincide with normal banking hours. As
soon as you arrive, you can be ready to go without wasting time lining up to exchange your money at the airport.
Many modern travelers use automated teller machines (ATMs) to obtain local cash when traveling abroad.
ATMs are easy to use. The machines are familiar, and you can use the same card to access your account as you
use at home. One drawback is the hefty fees charged by both the local bank and your home bank. The fees for
foreign exchange transactions are generally higher than they are for domestic transactions. When you arrive at the
airport, you don’t want to worry about finding the nearest ATM machine and then trying to understand the money
it dispenses. So, while judicious use of ATMs is a good idea when traveling abroad, ATMs don’t preclude the
need to arrive in a foreign country with cash in hand.
【題組】76 Who are seasoned globe-trotters?
(A)First-time international tourists. (B)Retired members of a basketball team.
(C)Experienced travelers. (D)International gourmets.
77.【題組】77 If travelers change their money before they leave, what will they NOT have to do upon reaching their
(A)Pay for initial expense. (B)Wait in line for money change.
(C)Go through customs. (D)Bring the money with them.
78.【題組】78 What is the most important advantage of having local currency at hand when arriving at a foreign country?
(A)The traveler always enjoys a better exchange rate if buying foreign currency in advance.
(B)Local people recognize their own currency in cash only, not in any other forms.
(C)The traveler does not need to worry about the loss of the credit cards or ATM cards.
(D)The traveler would be prepared for some initial expenses, such as taxis, meals, and tips.
79.【題組】79 What is the author’s preference of using foreign currency in traveling, among the several options?
(A)Buy the foreign currency before leaving one’s own country.
(B)Buy the foreign currency as soon as one reaches the destination.
(C)Use ATM cards to get cash anywhere in the country one visits.
(D)Use credit cards to make the travel more convenient.
80.【題組】80 What, according to the passage, can be a major disadvantage of using ATMs in a foreign country?
(A)Not all ATMs accept cards from foreign banks, so service may not be available.
(B)There is usually a high fee charged for international transaction.
(C)Some ATMs may not have enough cash in storage.
(D)The ATMs do not give small denominations of cash or coins.