15.15. Apparently, Mr. Flately has ________. He does not drink anymore and is helping her wife run the grocery store.
(A) stricken a balance (B) turned over a new leaf (C) skated on thin ice (D) gone from bad to worse
III. 文法（第 16 題至第 20 題，共 10 分）
26.V. 閱讀測驗（第 26 題至第 30 題，共 10 分）
The story of Elizabeth of Austria is one of the saddest in the history of royalty. Born on December 24, 1837,
Elizabeth was called Sisi by family and friends and known for her exceptional beauty, intelligence, and kindness. In
1853, Sisi accompanied her sister, Helen, to Bad Ischl, a spa town in Upper Austria. Helen had been taken into
consideration as wife to the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph, and the engagement should have taken place in Bad
Ischl. Surprisingly, the emperor fell in love at first sight with the 15-year-old Sisi and then thwarted the plan by
saying that if he could not have Sisi, he would not marry at all.
The couple were married on April 24, 1854, and Sisi soon became a fairy-tale princess with her charm and grace.
But what came next was her failure to get used to the strict, rigid royal life. As a free spirit, Sisi valued individual
freedom above anything else and wasn’t able to identify herself as an empress or a young mother. Little by little, she
withdrew from public life, even leaving her husband and children to live in Madeira and Venice.
At a height of 172cm, Sisi weighed only 50kg, even after four pregnancies. She kept rigorous diets and took
exercise excessively. To maintain her extraordinary 16-inch waist, she stuck to a diet of milk, eggs, and fruits. What’s
more, she took hot olive oil bath, applied seaweed, sand or hay as body mask, and wrapped herself in face mask of
strawberries, honey and raw veal. As for her disciplined exercise habits, Sisi practiced fencing and horseriding almost
every day for hours, which made her probably the world’s best female horserider at the time. Every castle she lived in
was equipped with a gymnasium, with mats and balance beams installed so that she could practice on them each
In autumn 1898, Sisi was assassinated in Geneva by an Italian man when walking from her hotel to the ship on
which she was to leave for Montreux, Switzerland. The small knife poked a tiny hole in her heart; blood leaked out so
slowly that at first no one was aware that she had been injured. She made it to the ship but shortly afterwards she
collapsed and passed away. A few days later, her body was carried back to Vienna and was tombed next to her son
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【題組】26. What is this passage mainly about?
(A) A sad love story of Sisi. (B) A brief biography of Sisi.
(C) The influence of Sisi on Austrian history. (D) Differences between Sisi and other queens.
29.【題組】29. Which of the statements is not correct?
(A) Sisi died at the age of 61.
(B) Sisi values freedom over anything else.
(C) Originally, Helen, Sisi’s sister, had a chance to marry Franz Joseph.
(D) Before boarding the ship, Sisi was stabbed and collapsed right away.
30.【題組】30. What can be inferred from the passage?
(A) Sisi didn’t love the emperor at all. (B) Once Sisi got injured when doing horseriding.
(C) Sisi’s son Rudolf had died earlier than her. (D) Sis didn’t eat anything for dinner.
32.32. ________the mouse appearing on the desk right next to the head of my bed, I would have given this hotel a better
(A) Without (B) Should there be (C) If there was (D) If it wasn’t (E) Had it not been for
(A) It was so kind for Amy to lend me her dress.
(B) No matter who sees the chocolate cake cannot resist it.
(C) I can’t help to sing with the song every time I hear it.
(D) Never have I seen a more elegant teacher than Miss Butler.
(E) Instead going to the party, Joseph stayed home and studied for the exam.
(A) Mike’s mother didn’t let him to stay overnight with his classmate.
(B) Students who do not wear the uniform are not allowed to enter the stadium.
(C) It’s almost impossible to make everyone liking you, so just be yourself.
(D) The teacher had her students read out loud the vocabulary written on the board.
(E) This online course enables you to learn English 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
37.37. 選出翻譯正確的句子: 直到 Sally 發現這封信她才了解她的先生一直在說謊。
(A) Having read the letter, Sally didn’t believe her husband had been lying.
(B) Not until Sally found the letter did she realize her husband had been lying.第 4 頁，共 4 頁
(C) Sally realized her husband had been lying until she found the letter.
(D) Sally found the letter upon learning that her husband had been lying.
(E) Sally found the letter in order to realize her husband had been lying.
38.38. 選出翻譯正確的句子: 煤油(kerosene)的價格比汽油(gasoline)的價格高三倍。
(A) Gasoline is three times as expensive as Kerosene.
(B) There are three times more kerosene than gasoline.
(C) Kerosene costs three times as expensive as gasoline.
(D) Kerosene is three times more expensive than gasoline.
(E) The price of kerosene is three times higher than that of gasoline.
(A)Known for its variety of wildlife, tourists to this national park have to stay alert.
(B) The more careful tourists are, the more wildlife they will see at this national park.
(C) This national park is home to a variety of wildlife; however, tourists have to be very careful.
(D) Tourists can’t be too careful, though this well-known national park has many wild animals.
(E) Tourists have to be very careful because this national park is known for its variety of wildlife.
40.40. 選出翻譯正確的句子:我們照越多陽光，我們會得到越多維他命 D。
(A) The more sunlight we are exposed to, the more Vitamin D we get.
(B) The more exposure to sunlight, the more Vitamin D will be consumed.
(C) Those who like being exposed to sunlight will stay away from Vitamin D.
(D) We will get more Vitamin D if we are exposed to sunlight more often.
(E) The former is exposed to sunlight, and the latter gets more Vitamin D.