1.1. He ________ smoking five years ago.
(A) has been quitting (B) quit (C) has quit (D) quits
2.2. We ________ when you called yesterday.
(A) worked (B) have been working (C) were working (D) had
3.3. This Awards Ceremony ________ every year to acknowledge and
recognize students, staff, and faculty that demonstrate a
commitment to science education.
(A) have held (B) to be held (C) are held (D) is held
4.4. When I was a kid, I ________ with my brother all the time.
(A) fought (B) was fighting (C) have been fighting (D) was
5.5. Her teachers considered Cassie ________ an emerging star.
(A) be (B) being (C) to be (D) been
6.6. In next month’s issue, we ________ coupons offering a steep
discount for new subscriptions only.
(A) were inserting (B) have been inserted (C) had inserted
(D) will be inserting
7.7. They had her ________ to many auditions.
(A) go (B) going (C) to go (D) went
8.8. ________ the organization was founded last year, it already has
over 300 registered members.
(A) Although (B) Because (C) In spite of (D) Besides
9.9. Ms. Willis will be unable to finish her project by Friday unless she
________ one of the office interns to help her.
(A) got (B) has gotten (C) gets (D) will get
10.10. The tourist was unable to find the local information center
________ was marked on her city map.
(A) who (B) what (C) where (D) which
11.11. The new labor regulation ________ impacts the operations of
E&A’s factory in Wugu.
(A) direct (B) directly (C) director (D) directing
12.12. The construction application could be approved by the government
________ all the necessary forms were submitted.
(A) after (B) regarding (C) until (D) without
13.13. It was officially announced that ________ design for the company
logo was accepted.
(A) our (B) we (C) us (D) ours
14.14. Please stack the boxes ________ the wall leading up to the storage
(A) among (B) against (C) across (D) about
15.15. The weather expert expects conditions to be ________ over the next
few days than they have been all year.
(A) bad (B) badly (C) worse (D) worst
16.16. Athena realized that she didn’t have the ________ to become a
(A) championship (B) motivation (C) opponent
17.17. The coach told the players that they wouldn’t ________ the
opposing team unless they improved.
(A) achieve (B) defend (C) beat (D) get used to
18.18. Plastic waste is hard to________ from the environment.
(A) generate (B) reverse (C) eliminate (D) sustain
19.19. Nations don’t like to ________ in each other's politics.
(A) give up (B) intervene (C) recover (D) oppose
20.20. After the hurricane, government agencies arrived in the area to
________ the damage.
(A) assess (B) give up (C) tolerate (D) prohibit
21.21. The company made Roger such a good offer that he couldn’t
(A) cut off (B) postpone (C) refuse (D) afford
22.22. Alice was quick to ________ but slow to accept negative feedback
(A) designate (B) get into trouble (C) get away with (D) criticize
23.23. As the heat in the city rose higher and higher, people began to feel
desperate. Many took off their jackets and ties. Some even went
without socks and shoes.
(A) departed quickly (B) increased dramatically (C) removed
24.24. If you’re going to the mall, could you please pick up an umbrella for
me? It’s going to rain for the next three days, and I lost my old one.
(A) learn (B) lift (C) obtain (D) receive
25.25. After hearing the weather report calling for a hurricane, Larry
decided to call off his beach party. The rain and wind would make it
too dangerous for his guests to get to the party.
(A) cancel (B) departed quickly (C) learn (D) postpone
26.26. The new company policy on leave affects all employees, ________
of age, experience or rank.
(A) regard (B) regardless (C) regarding (D) regarded
27.27. Today we know that Mendel’s “factors,” which we now call
“genes,” ________ who and what we are.
(A) come up with (B) determine (C) set out (D) reimburse
28.28. Some energy experts believe that the sun can produce more energy
than nations can ________.
(A) consume (B) reverse (C) eliminate (D) delegate
29.29. Scientists noticed that certain ________ in pea plants follow a
pattern from generation to generation.
(A) statistics (B) traits (C) average (D) ambition
30.30. The ________ treasure that Dustin found with his metal detector
consisted mostly of gold objects from the late seventh century.
(A) adventurous (B) tranquil (C) breathtaking (D) remote
31.31. The senior executive refused to________ the deadline for the report
on the proposed merger.
(A) extend (B) exhale (C) exhibit (D) extract
32.32. The ________ specified the clothes that students were required to
wear in school.
(A) discipline (B) restriction (C) regulation (D) limitation
33.33. According to the memo, the human resources department will
________ a new identification card to each employee.
(A) propose (B) control (C) review (D) issue
34.34. Arden’s job was to ________ the goal against the players from the
(A) refuse (B) beat (C) get used to (D) defend
35.35. Management is trying to develop a more ________ system for
managing and assessing employee performance.
(A) appropriate (B) inevitable (C) reluctant (D) intense
36.36. Lily: Ranold, you’re late!
Ranold: Why! I should still have half an hour. The meeting starts at
3, doesn’t it?
Lily: No, the executive committee meeting starts at 3, our meeting
was at 1.
Ranold: Oh no! You’ll have to fill me in on everything. Did you
keep the minutes?
When did Ranold arrive?
(A) 1:00 (B) 1:30 (C) 2:30 (D) 3:00
37.37. Man: Excuse me.
Man: I’m a tourist from Taiwan. My wallet was stolen and I’m not
sure what I need to do.
Woman: Well, I suggest you’ll need to go to the police station and
Man: But I don’t know where the police station is.
Woman: Go straight ahead. It’s only two blocks from here.
What will the man probably do next?
(A) Purchase a new wallet. (B) Report the theft to the police. (C)
Ask the woman to take him to the police station. (D) Go back to
38.38. Man: Excuse me, is this seat taken?
Woman: Someone was sitting here a minute ago.
Man: I guess I’ll have to find another seat.
Woman: Wait! I remember he took his coat with him when he left.
What does the woman imply?
(A) It is cold outside. (B) The movie is not good enough. (C) The
man may sit anywhere he likes. (D) The seat is available.
39.39. Angus: Wow! What an amazing AV entertainment system! It must
have cost a fortune.
Joyce: Not really. Most of the components were on sale when I
Angus: But look at this DVD player. It’s the newest model!
Joyce: Yeah. 1 bought it when I was in Japan on business last
month; it cost a lot less there.
What did Joyce buy in Japan?
(A) A television set (B) A DVD player (C) A cabinet (D) An
40.40. Sam: I think I told you to close the windows when you left the
Claire: I’m sorry. I didn’t think it was important.
Sam: If we keep the windows closed during the day, not so much
dust will get inside.
Claire: You’ve got a point here.
What does Claire think of Sam’s reason for keeping the windows
(A) It is ridiculous. (B) It doesn’t sound too important. (C) It
makes some sense. (D) It is interesting.
41.41. Sean: Guess what? I finally got two tickets to Dubai.
Mia: That’s great! How much were they?
Sean: 30,000 NT each.
Mia: Wow, that’s not bad. I wish I could go with you guys.
Who is going to on a trip?
(A) Sean and a friend of his (B) Sean and Mia (C) Sean is going
alone. (D) Mia and a friend of hers
42.42. Jim: Can you finish the project yourself, or would you like me to
(A) Nobody knows about the takeover. (B) I haven’t seen the
projections. (C) Right. It was assigned to him. (D) I think I can
43.43. Taylor: Do you like to listen to music?
(A) Yes, it was brilliant. (B) All the time. (C) No, I don’t play an
instrument. (D) I like Broadway musicals.
44.44. Liam: Didn’t you go to that movie last Saturday?
(A) It finally came out on Friday. (B) It’s so good. I want to see it
again. (C) Yes, I heard it’s really impressive. (D) I’m going back
45.45. A: Should I call you George, or do you go by William?
(A) No, I don’t know him. (B) He’s our new director. (C) Either
is fine. (D) No, that’s okay.
Though many places in the world seem to enjoy peaceful
prosperity, there are unfortunately still human rights violations that
occur on a daily basis. While it’s impossible to prosecute every
incident, there is an organization dedicated to making the
international public more aware of such injustices in the hope of
stopping future offenses. Amnesty International was established to
help the thousands of people worldwide who are incarcerated,
tortured, terrorized or brutalized because of their political beliefs. It
began with a group of former political prisoners in 1961 and has
now grown to a membership of more than 1 million in over a
hundred different countries.
Amnesty International’s strength lies with its members. Once a
political injustice is discovered, members write letters to their own
countries and notify the media about the incident. This puts pressure
on governments by highlighting inhumane treatment of citizens and
can ultimately lead to changes in government policies or even
human lives being saved.
The work of Amnesty International is highly respected
throughout the world and earned them the Nobel Peace Prize in
1977. Because they are not affiliated with any particular religion or
political views, their objective research is often called upon to aid
other international organizations such as the United Nations. Though
their headquarters are in London, they have more than seven
thousand offices internationally and uncover incidents from every
corner of the globe. Mexico, Australia, Iraq, China and the US,
among many others, have come under security for human rights
violations. With Amnesty International, concerned citizens all over
the world can work together and engender fairness in places where it
is most needed.
【題組】46. What is the main purpose of Amnesty International?
(A) Helping governments create political systems.
(B) Organizing protest campaigns.
(C) Stopping human rights violations.
(D) Teaching the media about international laws.
47.【題組】47. Who established Amnesty International?
(A) People who were once put in jail for their beliefs.
(B) British citizens concerned about international peace.
(C) More than a million people from different countries.
(D) Politicians from Mexico, Australia, Iraq, China and the US.
48.【題組】48. How does Amnesty International fight political injustices?
(A) They organize a protest march in London.
(B) They research the country’s political history.
(C) They prosecute the offenders in court.
(D) They notify governments and the media of incidents.
49.【題組】49. Which of the following is true of Amnesty International?
(A) Their headquarters are localized to different offices.
(B) More than a hundred different countries have members.
(C) They won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1961.
(D) Only Christians can belong to their group.
50.【題組】50. Which of the following would be an Amnesty International
(A) Having a democratic election in a country with a king.
(B) Changing unfair labor laws.
(C) Discovering a lost, ancient society.
(D) Imprisoned and abused war protesters.