21. Your starting salary will be HK$14,200 per month. 21 office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday to Friday. You may be required to do 22 work in addition to these hours, and this will be paid
23 the normal hourly rate for the first hour after normal working hours and 125% of the hourly rate thereafter.
You will be entitled to two weeks’ annual holiday with pay, and after ten years’ 24 , this will be increased to
three weeks’ annual holiday. This appointment can be terminated by one month’s notice in writing by either 25 . 【題組】21 (A) Long (B) All (C) Natural (D) Normal
26.Recently, more and more people have chosen speed dating rather than traditional one. This kind of dating has
especially become a favorite for people in the United States, England, and Canada. Some businesses 26 speed
dating for single people. They allow people 27 several dates within a short period of time. Generally
speaking, each speed date 28 less than ten minutes. But some even can only have as short as three minutes.
In fact, within such a short time, people can only greet each other, ask some simple questions and then they will
need to choose 29 they want to meet again in the future. If both people agree to meet each other again, the
service will arrange a real date for them. 30 other types of dating, speed dating will also fail. But most
services say half of their arranged dates become successful and some would even end in marriage.
【題組】26 (A) accepts (B) chooses (C) includes (D) lasts
31.31 Mrs. Lin: Flu season is here. Is your mother going to get her flu shot?
Mrs. Wang: ______
Mrs. Lin: Good for her. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect her from illness.
(A) She has already gotten it. (B) She had already come down with the flu.
(C) She has not yet discovered the flu. (D) She was going to catch a flu.
32.32 Mary: How much is that wallet?
Clerk: It’s $37.95.
Mary:______ Do you have a cheaper one?
(A) I think I can afford it. (B) What am I going to do with it?
(C) Well, let’s go with that. (D) That’s too expensive for me.
33.33 Eva: These meatballs are so good.
Eva: Really? Then why don’t you eat more?
(A) I can’t agree with you more. (B) I also like to play basketball.
(C) You seem to really like them. (D) Come on, Eva. Let’s play tennis right now.
Stranger: Sure. But you know the line is moving fast. So please hurry up.
Ann: Don’t worry. I’ll be back in no time.
(A) Are you sure that I can take my time reading this book?
(B) Sorry, I didn’t hear you. Who is on line one?
(C) Can you save my place for me, please?
(D) Tomorrow will be my birthday. Are you sure you won’t come?
35.35 Michelle: I got my first job when I was a teenager.
Michelle: I was a waitress at a Japanese restaurant.
(A) Really? What did you do? (B) Wow! Why did you do that?
(C) Amazing! When did you get the idea? (D) Oh, how did you get the job?
36.36 Man: Excuse me, how can I get to the nearest post office?
Woman: Walk down the street for two blocks. Then turn left.
Woman: That’s right.
(A) Straight ahead for two blocks, then left. (B) Pardon?
(C) Thank you. It’s nice of you to help. (D) Are you sure?
39.39 Helen: Sean, are you coming with us tonight?
Sean:______ , but something happened to my dog.
Helen: I hope there is nothing serious.
(A) I wish I could (B) I’ll just go anyway
(C) There you go again (D) Maybe later tonight
41.Mark’s sister, Jessie, is dating Byron, a young man who constantly treats her like dirt. He criticizes her and brings
her down. He often keeps her waiting and never apologizes. Sometimes, he does not call her for days. Mark and
every one else in the family have advised Jessie to break up with Byron. She refuses to do so. She is deeply in love
with him. And she thinks that the power of love will change him. Mark does not think that will happen. In fact, he’s
very worried about his sister. 【題組】41 This passage is about ______
(A) Mark’s love affair. (B) Mark’s anger. (C) Jessie’s love affair. (D) Jessie’s decision.
42.【題組】42 According to this passage, Jessie is______ .
(A) unable to notice her problems with Byron (B) not getting along very well with Mark
(C) capable of forgiving others (D) dependent on her family
46.We often talk about time. “What time is it?” “I don’t have much time.” “Is it time to go yet?” “Hurry up! Don’t
waste time.” The list could go on and on. But what is time? No one can say exactly what it is. It is one of the
greatest mysteries of our lives.
Though we don’t know exactly what time is, our ability to measure it is very important. We measure time by the
second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, and century. Time enables us to organize our lives and put things in
some order. Breakfast comes before lunch. The reading class is after the writing class. Children can’t play until
school is over. Time makes our way of life possible.
People in different countries look at time differently. In some countries, it is very important to be on time and
organize everything by exact time. In other countries people are more relaxed about time. It doesn’t matter if someone
is late. But no matter how we look at time, we live in it, we live with it, and we live by it.
【題組】46 Based on the passage, why is time one of the greatest mysteries of our lives?
(A) Because we often talk about time.
(B) Because time means the same thing to different people.
(C) Because we measure time in different ways.
(D) Because no one knows exactly what time is.
47.【題組】47 According to the author, which of the following statements is true?
(A) Children never play until school is over.
(B) The mystery of time makes it difficult for us to organize our lives.
(C) Though time is difficult to define, we cannot live without it.
(D) The reading class is always after the writing class.
48.【題組】48 What is the second paragraph about?
(A) It tells how time helps put our lives in order. (B) It explains what time is.
(C) It shows how people can live without time. (D) It indicates how people look at time differently.
49.【題組】49 What can be concluded from the last sentence of this passage?
(A) It is hard to tell whether time is important to us.
(B) Time plays an important role in our lives.
(C) No one can say exactly what time is, so it is useless to talk about time.
(D) No matter how we look at time, we can never know what it is.