1.It is proved that high____ of red meat is linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease,
diabetes, and cancer.
(A) presumption (B) consumption (C) assumption (D) resumption
2.2. The National Palace Museum has the world’s largest collection of artifacts from 5,000 years of
(A) civilization (B) depression (C) revolution (D) confrontation
3.3. She is____ a child. Don’t be too strict with her.
(A) seriously (B) namely (C) barely (D) merely
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
5.5. Many people were shocked and____ by the news of the death of a famous Taiwanese singer—Fong
(A) embarrassed (B) inspired (C) overwhelmed (D) overjoyed
6.6. Hundreds of houses ____ after the 7.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico.
(A) rotated (B) deserted (C) collapsed (D) splashed
7.7. After ten years’ separation, I can hardly____ her. She has changed so much.
(A) memorize (B) analyze (C) organize (D) recognize
8.8. I am sure this goal will be____ of your effort.
(A) patient (B) worthy (C) doubtful (D) suspicious
9.9. Parents should teach their children to____ their money at an early age. Therefore, they will know how
to manage their money when they grow up.
(A) share (B) add (C) budget (D) supply
10.10. Acid rain____ vegetation and wildlife, etches car finishes and corrodes buildings and bridges.
(A) does harm to (B) breaks into (C) falls for (D) gives way to
11.11. The clock on the wall is____ . We should change the battery.
(A) running down (B) hanging up (C) bending forward (D) chipping off
12.12. Whenever you visit Samuel, his place is always stocked with____ .
(A) odds and ends (B) pros and cons (C) ins and outs (D) pins and needles
13.13. After Robert was laid off, he came____ with poverty for the first time.
(A) hand in hand (B) side by side (C) shoulder to shoulder (D) face to face
14.14. On the wedding day the bride and the groom made a vow that they would stand by each other____ .
(A) from top to bottom (B) in the long run (C) through thick and thin (D) down to the last detail
15.15. I’m so shy that I usually ____ when addressing a large crowd of people.
(A) fly into a rage (B) feel ill at ease (C) have a loose tongue (D) rise to my feet
16.16. Children are not allowed to use the swimming pool____ they are with an adult.
(A) in case (B) provided (C) unless (D) as long as
17.17. He watched her walk away, his heart____ at the thought of losing her.
(A) was broken (B) breaking (C) broken (D) to break
18.18. There____ be a theater here, but it was knocked down.
(A) was used to (B) used to (C) got used to (D) is used to
19.19. In today’s English class, our teacher gave stickers to____ answered her questions correctly.
(A) who (B) whom (C) whomever (D) whoever
20.20. Tim: There is a very good movie on television at seven tonight.
Joe: Maybe I’ll get home____ to see it.
(A) early enough (B) too early (C) so early (D) much early
21.21. At the edge of the forest____ .
(A) did a magnificent palace stand (B) stood a magnificent palace
(C) a magnificent palace standing (D) a magnificent palace was
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
23.23. If Jenny has a splitting headache, I suggest that she____ aspirin.
(A) take (B) takes (C) took (D) will take
24.24. There are many kinds of inventions. Some may be games and fun to play with while____ can save lives.
(A) the other (B) another (C) other (D) others
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
27.【題組】27. How long did the Titanic sail before it sank?
(A) Two hours and forty minutes.
(B) Less than five days.
(C) More than a week.
(D) 1,514 days.
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.
30.【題組】30. About when did the Titanic disappear beneath the waves?
(A) At 11:40pm on April 14, 1912.
(B) At 11:40pm on April 15, 1912.
(C) At 2:20am on April 14, 1912.
(D) At 2:20am on April 15, 1912.
31. What you just said was great, but it was still____ .
(A) to the point (B) beside the point (C) off the mark
(D) beside the question (E) beyond question
32.____ get anywhere if we don’t work hard.
(A) There is no way to (B) It’s unlikely that we’ll
(C) We are unlikely to (D) We are impossible to
(E) We don’t stand a chance of
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
34. Although Rose was deeply in love with Jack, her father____ their love.
(A) objected (B) opposed (C) was opposed to (D) objected to (E) approved of
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.