4.4. Sometimes known as “green gems” or “green diamonds”, betel nuts have been an economic miracle for Taiwan’s____
village over the last thirty years.
(A) industrial (B) agricultural (C) artificial (D) superficial
22.22. Sarah had an interview for a job and the interviewer asked her____ .
(A) why did she apply for the job (B) if she can speak any foreign languages
(C) how long she had worked in her present job (D) was she willing to travel
25.25. Josh: I thought I was late so I took a taxi.
Eric: But actually you still had plenty of time. You____ .
(A) shouldn’t hurry (B) might not hurry (C) must not have hurried (D) needn’t have hurried
It’s been 100 years since the “unsinkable” Titanic – dubbed the most luxurious ocean liner ever built – hit an
iceberg on 14 April 1912 and sank in just two hours and forty minutes, causing the deaths of 1,514 passengers.
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic embarked on its maiden voyage, sailing from Southampton, England, to New
York City. She had everything from a gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, libraries, to high-class restaurants and
opulent cabins. She also had a powerful wireless telegraph provided for the convenience of passengers. As a result,
some of the wealthiest people in the world were aboard the ship. They traveled on the upper decks while poor
passengers and the crew on the decks below.
Everything started out smoothly. At 11:40pm on April 14, however, the lookout sounded the alarm and
telephoned the bridge saying "Iceberg, right ahead." The warning came too late to avoid the iceberg and the Titanic
struck it less than 40 seconds later at near top speed of about 20.5 knots. After inspecting the damage, the Titanic's
chief naval architect Thomas Andrews said to Captain Smith that the ship would certainly sink. Six of the watertight
compartments at the front of the ship's hull were breached, five of them flooding within the hour. The Titanic was
designed to stay afloat with only four compartments flooded.
Less than three hours later Titanic lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, nearly four kilometers down. One
hundred years later, so many of us are incredibly fascinated and intrigued by Titanic's heartbreaking disaster. Because
of the tragedy, the Titanic became perhaps the best-known ship in the world, capturing the public imagination and
inspiring popular books and movies. After the 1985 discovery of its wreckage, interest in the famed liner only
increased. Some one hundred years after its sinking, the Titanic remains an enduring legend. 【題組】26. What is the most suitable title for this passage?
(A) The Titanic: Fascination and Tragedy
(B) The Titanic Survivors' Stories
(C) The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
(D) The Real Love Story of the Titanic
28.【題組】28. What is the purpose of the second paragraph?
(A) To explain why the Titanic was unsinkable.
(B) To describe how deluxe and well-equipped the Titanic was.
(C) To emphasize only rich people could afford a trip on the Titanic.
(D) To go into details about the stops the Titanic made.
29.【題組】29. According to the passage, which of the following statements about the Titanic is NOT true?
(A) The Titanic was supposed to reach New York.
(B) The Titanic was moving too fast to avoid the iceberg in time.
(C) Thomas Andrews was the captain of the Titanic.
(D) More than four watertight compartments flooded when the Titanic was sinking.
33. Nuclear power plants have long been____ extremely dangerous especially after the catastrophic events
that plagued Japan.
(A) referred to (B) regarded as (C) considered to be (D) described to be (E) thought of as
35. What would you do ____ ?
(A) when you were bitten by a snake
(B) if he lied to you
(C) were you in my position
(D) if you are in an elevator and it stops between floors
(E) if you had lost your power of sight for just one day
(A) The Lunar New Year is the most significant festival for ethnic Chinese around the world.
(B) No other festival is as significant as the Lunar New Year for ethnic Chinese around the world.
(C) The Lunar New Year is as significant as any other festival for ethnic Chinese around the world.
(D) For ethnic Chinese around the world, the Lunar New Year is less significant than other festivals.
(E) The Lunar New Year is more significant than any other festival for ethnic Chinese around the world.
(A) I realized how much my parents loved me until this accident.
(B) I didn’t realize how much my parents loved me until this accident.
(C) I didn’t realize my parents’ love for me until this accident.
(D) My parents didn’t love me until this accident.
(E) It was not until this accident that I realized how much my parents loved me.
(A) It was the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers that made Osama Bin Laden notorious worldwide.
(B) The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers made Osama Bin Laden notorious worldwide.
(C) Osama Bin Laden became notorious worldwide for the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers.
(D) Osama Bin Laden was notorious worldwide before the terrorists attacked the Twin Towers.
(E) The Twin Towers were made famous by the terrorist attack.
(A) No sooner had a passerby seen the building in flames than he called the fire department.
(B) A passerby called the fire department as soon as he saw the building in flames.
(C) Upon seeing the building in flames, a passerby called the fire department.
(D) A passerby called the fire department the moment he saw the building in flames.
(E) Hardly had a passerby seen the building in flames when he called the fire department.
(A) Today young people let their parents arrange their marriage instead of finding their own spouses.
(B) Today young people find their own spouses rather than let their parents arrange their marriage.
(C) Today young people don’t let their parents arrange their marriage. They find their own spouses instead.
(D) Instead of letting their parents arrange their marriage, young people today find their own spouses.
(E) Young people today let their parents arrange their marriage. They don’t find their own spouses.