1.41. He didn’t speak a word of German when he first moved to Germany. He had to pick up the language from_____ .
(A) scratch (B) start (C) nought (D) nil
2.42. The students are expected to finish reading two thirds of the poems in the _____ .
(A) anthology (B) anthropology (C) methodology
3.43. The government has been criticized for its _____ insensitivity in handling the relief matters after the earthquake.
(A) ambient (B) crass (C) decent (D) euphoric
4.44. The president who is proud of his _____ background has now ironically accumulated a huge amount of wealth for his family and relatives.
(A) monotheistic (B) polygamous (C) proletariat
5.45. It is incredible that he could remain healthy living in the _____ windowless basement for years.
(A) flawed (B) impeccable (C) lofty (D) sleazy
6.46. The actor received the award in great _____ . “This is what I’ve longed for during my entire career,” he said.
(A) exultation (B) emancipation (C) ramification
7.47. The cell phone seems to have become _____ among young people. You seldom see anybody without one.
(A) equitable (B) hyperactive (C) omnipotent
8.48. The villa on the _____ overlooking the bay is listed as the most expensive estate in this state.
(A) basin (B) glacier (C) promontory (D) rampart
9.49. The captain decided to _____ excessive fuel before the emergency landing.
(A) evaporate (B) jettison (C) measure (D) postulate
10.50. He sometimes showed a _____ indifference to her feelings, which made her very upset.
(A) blithe (B) mournful (C) queer (D) reserved
11.51. The homeless and orphans of the city depend on _____ donations. We should all do our very best to help.
(A) benevolent (B) detrimental (C) profitable
12.52. The project ended up a _____ that embarrassed all the optimistic advocates.
(A) connotation (B) fiasco (C) gobbet (D) snooze
13.53. The new student irritates a lot of her classmates by _____ her expensive dress and jewelry.
(A) digressing (B) flaunting (C) impeaching
14.54. Nancy’s parents do not _____ her marrying a man she has known for only two months.
(A) countenance (B) dispense (C) reiterate (D) solicit
15.55._____ and well-learned, Prof. Holloway has the highest academic prestige on campus.
(A) Befuddled (B) Erudite (C) Provocative
16.56. It is a shame that some best-selling newspapers and magazines are full of rumors, speculation, and _____ .
(A) anecdote (B) innuendo (C) jeopardy
17.57. Being a millionaire, Thomas would have had a much happier life if he had not been so _____.
(A) charitable (B) eminent (C) misanthropic
18.58. He is a shrewd operator with an _____ mind.
(A) abundant (B) eloquent (C) incisive (D) obsessive
19.59. The hard work is done. We are all prepared for a _____ evening.
(A) blotching (B) convivial (C) fraudulent (D) lofty
20.60. Now and again the hunter could hear a long-drawn _____ whine of some unseen coyote.
(A) dolorous (B) fatiguing (C) luring (D) staggering
21.61. The incorrect policy of the city government made it _____ for all the consequent loss and damage.
(A) culpable (B) deceivable (C) plausible
22.62. The amendment to the anti-abortion law was _____by the president after months of debates and arguments and a tight vote in the congress.
(A) advocated (B) exclaimed (C) depreciated
No one denies that the 1.5 billion passengers on flights worldwide every year breathe cleaner air since smoking bans started in 1990. But complaints from passengers and flight attendants of headaches, other health ailments and odors linked to the air on_ 63_. have piled up for years, drawing attention fromCongress and air-quality experts.
_ 64_. the concerns, it is anyone's guess how often there's an "air quality event" when the air becomes tainted with dangerous contaminants such as ozone, engine fluids or carbon monoxide.
It's also anyone's guess whether cabin air pressure — thin air equivalent to that found on an 8,000-foot mountaintop — is healthful. That air pressure provides about 74% of the oxygen available at sea level.
Why is it anyone's guess? Because no one regularly tests the air on passenger planes despite decades of calls for monitoring. The Federal Aviation Administration doesn't plan to start testing until 2006 at the_ 65_.
Patience is _66_. thin. Congress, which has been requesting cabin air monitoring since 1989, has asked the General Accounting Office to investigate the FAA's failure to act. The GAO report is expected in late October.
【題組】63. (A) call (B) demand (C) planes (D) surface
24.【題組】64. (A) Despite (B) Following (C) Regarding (D) With
25.【題組】65. (A) best (B) earliest (C) latest (D) worst
27. People who survive a heart attack often describe it as a wake-up call. But for a 61-year-old executive I met recently,it was more than that. This man was in the midst of a divorce when he was stricken last spring, and he had fallen out of touch with friends and family members. The executive's _67_ , unaware of the strife in his life, counseled him to
change his diet, start exercising and quit smoking. He also prescribed drugs to _68_. cholesterol and blood pressure. It was sound advice, but in combing the medical literature, the patient discovered that he needed to _69_. more. Studies suggested that his _70_. of dying within six months would be four times greater if he remained depressed and lonely. So he joined a support group
and reordered his priorities, placing relationships at the top of the list instead of the bottom. His health has improved
steadily since then, and _71_. has his outlook on life. In fact he now describes his heart attack as the best thing that
ever happened to him. "Yes, my arteries are more open," he says. "But even more important, I'm more open."
67. (A) boss (B) doctor (C) secretary (D) wife
32.III. Reading Comprehension
Roger Currie quit smoking ten years ago. Then his weight ballooned and his blood pressure soared. Along with the weight gain, Currie, a 55-year-old radio announcer, developed a snoring problem, his wife informed him. Worse, he routinely stopped breathing. Tests at a sleep clinic yielded quick diagnosis: sleep apnea.
In obstructive sleep apnea, tissue in the throat relaxes during sleep, collapsing—and closing off—the airway. Excess weight can narrow the passage, but you don’t have to be overweight; some people have slight abnormalities that
cause the disorder.
Most apneacs aren’t aware that they’re reaching consciousness continually during the night, as often as every
30 seconds. The frequent, arousals, necessary to restart breathing, prevent apneacs from getting enough restorative
deep sleep. Perhaps as a result, apnea is associated with hypertension, stroke and heart disease.
Sleep apnea strikes millions of people, including about 25 per cent of people over 65.
For five years, Currie slept wearing a special mask
that propelled air into his nasal passages. But after dieting
and exercise trimmed 45 kilos from his frame, Currie felt good enough to try going to bed unmasked. He got up the
next morning and felt sufficiently rested to try it again. He’s been mask-free ever since. Even better, his longtime
hypertension has disappeared. 【題組】72. What happened after Roger Currie quit smoking?
(A) His blood pressure returned to normal. (B) His
airway was obstructed. (C) He put on weight. (D) His
nose developed an allergy.
33.【題組】73. How did Roger Currie finally get rid of his mask?
(A) He reduced his weight. (B) He had sufficient rest.
(C) He controlled his blood pressure. (D) He had his
nasal passages operated.
34.【題組】74. Which of the following illnesses is NOT related to sleep
(A) stroke (B) heart disease (C) high blood pressure
35.【題組】75. What may cause health problems to sleep apneacs?
(A) They are obese. (B) They are old and frail.
(C) They don’t get enough quality sleep.
(D) They have slight but dangerous abnormalities.
36.I am always amazed when I hear people saying that
sport creates goodwill between the nations, and that if only
the common peoples of the world could meet one another at
football or cricket, they would have no inclination to meet
on the battlefield. Even if one didn't know from concrete
examples (the 1936 Olympic Games, for instance) that
international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred, one
could deduce it from general principles.
Nearly all the sports practiced nowadays are
competitive. You play to win, and the game has little
meaning unless you do your utmost to win. On the village
green, where you pick up sides and no feeling of local
patriotism is involved, it is possible to play simply for the
fun and exercise: but as soon as the question of prestige
arises, as soon as you feel that you and some larger unit will
be disgraced if you lose, the most savage combative
instincts are aroused. Anyone who has played even in a
school football match knows this. At the international level,
sport is frankly mimic warfare. But the significant thing is
not the behavior of the players but the attitude of the
spectators: and, behind the spectators, of the nations who
work themselves into furies over these absurd contests, and
seriously believe － at any rate for short periods -- that
running, jumping and kicking a ball are tests of national
【題組】76. The author thinks that sport
(A) nurtures friendship between countries. (B) can only
be fun when there is competition. (C) can be like wars
between countries. (D) prevents people from waging
37.【題組】77. It can be inferred that in the 1936 Olympic Games,
(A) spectators behaved better than nowadays.
(B) peace was not achieved among nations.
(C) people competed against each other for more golds.
(D) patriotism and prestige were not such a big issue.
38.【題組】78. When feelings and patriotism are involved, people
(A) play to show their upbringing. (B) have their own
different attitude (C) play in a wild and mad way.
(D) ridicule each other for being absurd.
39.【題組】79. The author thinks that the spectators
(A) are foolish enough to think that winning can save the
day. (B) are mad at the crazy competition. (C) know
what sport is for. (D) are good combatants.
40.【題組】80.What can the word “inclination” mean in the passage?
(A) agreement (B) ability (C) stupidity (D) tendency