1.“Oh! It’s already twelve o’clock,” Nadia cried when she woke up. She brushed her teeth and washed her face
immediately. However, she spent more than one hour to dress up and make herself look more beautiful. She looked
again and again at herself in the mirror. Finally, happy with how she looked, she went out and took a bus. When
she arrived at the city center, she stopped a taxi on a busy road. She said to the driver: “Can you see that young man
on the other side of the road?” “Yes,” said the taxi-driver. The young man was standing outside a department store
and looked at his watch not very patiently every few seconds. “Please drive me over there,” said Nadia. There were
a lot of cars and buses on the road. The driver asked her: “Are you afraid to cross the road?” “Not really!” She
explained. “I was to meet him for lunch at one o’clock, but it is already a quarter to two. If I take a taxi, it will at
least seem as if I had tried not to be late.” 【題組】
1 What was the main reason for Nadia’s lateness?
(A) The roads were busy. (B) There was a traffic accident.
(C) She tried to make herself look more pretty. (D) She took a bus to the city center.
2.【題組】2 Why did Nadia ask if the taxi-driver could see the man across the road?
(A) She wanted him to know he was his boyfriend.
(B) She wanted him to see what the man was doing.
(C) She could not see very clearly herself because there were a lot of cars and buses.
(D) She wanted him to take her to where the man was standing.
3.【題組】3 How did the young man feel while he was waiting for Nadia?
(A) He was at ease. (B) He was excited.
(C) He was very nervous. (D) He was unhappy about her lateness.
4.【題組】4 Why did Nadia want to take a taxi at last?
(A) To get to the department store as soon as possible.
(B) To show the young man that she had tried her best to get there earlier.
(C) She was afraid to cross the road.
(D) It was not easy to cross the road because of the heavy traffic.
5.【題組】5 How long was Nadia late for?
(A) Half an hour. (B) One hour fifteen minutes. (C) Fifteen minutes. (D) Forty-five minutes.
6. Questions 6-10 are based on the following passage: One of the most popular fields of study for college students
these days is leisure studies. The names of the courses, “Introduction to Sport” or “The Philosophy of Sport,” call
forth scenes of college students idly talking of Frisbees and sleeping on the grass. But leisure studies is a deadly
serious field: students learn how to run the sports programs of big city park departments, how to manage a ski
resort or a vacation hotel. The students learn how to organize a teenage soccer league where little or no interest
exists in the sport, how to teach and keep beginners interested, and how to keep track of admissions money. To do
all these things, they must take courses in psychology and business management along with those in leisure. As
people grow more involved in sports activities, in vacations, and in trips, the job outlook for leisure majors is quite
good; but can you imagine trying to explain to your parents that you’re spending their money studying leisure? 【題組】6 What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) College is becoming too easy.
(B) Psychology and business management are important for leisure studies.
(C) Leisure studies students learn to run city park departments.
(D) Leisure studies is actually a serious field of study.
7.【題組】7 According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Leisure studies students are all physical education majors.
(B) Leisure studies includes the study of business management.
(C) The need for leisure studies majors is increasing.
(D) Leisure studies is one of the most popular fields of study today.
8.【題組】8 We can conclude from the passage that
(A) it is easy to get a degree in leisure studies.
(B) leisure studies is not highly regarded by other students at most colleges.
(C) leisure studies trains students to manage people’s free time.
(D) leisure studies majors need not be physically fit.
9.【題組】9 It is hard to explain to the parents that their children are spending money studying leisure because
(A) leisure studies programs are quite expensive.
(B) many parents feel college should be difficult and serious.
(C) there are few jobs available to current leisure studies majors.
(D) few major colleges now offer programs in leisure studies.
10.【題組】10 As used in the passage, the phrase call forth is closest in meaning to
(A) answer (B) distract (C) suggest (D) break
11.11 Waiter: For here or to go?
Waiter: That’ll be $4.
(A) Can you give me change for a $10 bill? (B) For here.
(C) I am leaving. (D) How much is it?
12.12 David: Why are you so excited today?
David: Have you read it?
(A) I got a present from my father (B) I got a good grade on the English exam
(C) I got a letter from my pen pal (D) I got a call from my boyfriend
13.13 Mary Ann: Hello, my name is Mary Ann.
Paula: Hi, I’m Paula.
Mary Ann: I really like your dress. ________
Paula: Thank you. My mom bought it for me.
(A) How much did it cost? (B) Did you get it on sale? (C) Is it expensive? (D) Where did you get it?
14.14 Jane: My parents have been married for twenty years.
Helen: When did they first meet?
(A) At a party. (B) Through a friend. (C) In college. (D) On a bus to school.
15.15 Mary: Do you want to try this on? I think it suits you.
Mary: The dressing room is over there.
(A) Sure, I like this color. (B) Yes, please. I can use another cup.
(C) No, thank you. I’ve eaten already. (D) No way. It is not a good idea.
16.16 John: What do you do?
May: I’m working as a secretary for ABC Computers downtown.
John: No kidding! ________________________
(A) My brother works there, too. (B) It’s not a good business.
(C) It’s the best computer I’ve ever had. (D) I’m improving my computer skills.
17.17 Receptionist: Hello. Dr. Chen’s office.
Receptionist: Dr. Chen is available tomorrow at 9 am.
(A) Hello. Penny speaking. (B) Hello. Who’s this? Why is no one speaking?
(C) Is Dr. Chen home? (D) This is Penny Liu. I’d like to make an appointment.
18.18 Paul: Good bye. I will see you tomorrow.
Paul: Oh, I almost forgot!
Anna: We will meet the day after tomorrow.
(A) I think we will have a drink first (B) I will do that
(C) Tomorrow? Tomorrow is Sunday (D) Yes, see you tomorrow
19.19 Mary: Can you give me a ride to school?
Mary: How long do you need to finish it?
(A) Give me the cup now (B) It is a fine Monday
(C) No, I can’t. I need to work on my report (D) Sure, let’s go now
20.20 A: Do you want the mirror over the sofa or by the door?
B:________ What about the end table?
A: Let’s put it by the armchair.
(A) You can set the table. (B) Maybe between the windows.
(C) Why don’t you sit down on the sofa? (D) Easy for you to say.
21. Nancy was a little girl from a poor family. Her father was a factory worker. He had to work long hours but could
never 21 enough money for the family. Her mother had died when she was only six. So Nancy had to take
care of herself and do all the housework every day. When she grew older, she became more and more 22 with
her life. She thought that God was not fair to her. Again and again she said to God that she would 23
anything she had for a lot of money. Her wish finally came true. One day, when Nancy was on her way home after
school, she was 24 by a truck. Her left leg was badly injured. Two months later, she received a
compensation of NT$5,000,000 for the injury. But poor Nancy! After this accident, she had lost one leg. She
was 25 able to walk. For the rest of her life, she had to move about on a wheel-chair. 【題組】21 (A) earn (B) give (C) pay (D) take
24.【題組】24 (A) got down (B) shut down (C) knocked down (D) took down
25.【題組】25 (A) ever (B) no longer (C) no sooner (D) soon
26.When his two daughters were growing up, Walt Disney often accompanied them to local amusement parks on
Sunday. There he noticed that the youngsters entertained 26 quite easily but the adults had little to do. To
his way of thinking, a park should appeal 27 the sense of wonder and exploration (to the child) in everyone.
His vision 28 a reality on July 17, 1955, when Disneyland opend in Anaheim, California. Now, it’s the start
of a new millennium, and “the little park that Walt built ”is 29 forty-five years of magic with ongoing
festivities, including a dazzling new parade, that 30 on the true stars of this long-running show: the
incomparable Disney characters. Disneyland has grown and changed over the past forty-five years. Attractions
have come and gone, but the park’s appeal has remained constant.
【題組】26 (A) herself (B) himself (C) themselves (D) ourselves
27.【題組】27 (A) to (B) for (C) at (D) with
28.【題組】28 (A) becomes (B) became (C) become (D) has become
31.31 I can_______ tell May from her sister, June, even though they are not twins.
(A) almost (B) hardly (C) often (D) really
32.32 I would prefer staying home rather than_______ you to the pop concert.
(A) accompany (B) accompanies (C) accompanying (D) to accompany
33.33 Mr. Johnson wore a suit and tie_____________________ .
(A) an important meeting was waiting for him (B) because he had an important meeting to attend
(C) he had an important meeting to attend (D) so was an important meeting to attend
34.34 Danielle behaves herself_______ .
(A) good (B) kind (C) nice (D) well
35.35 May I have_______ coffee, please?
(A) any (B) few (C) some (D) much
36.36 I haven’t _______decided where to go on holiday.
(A) already (B) just (C) still (D) yet
37.37 The problem is too difficult _______.
(A) for him be solved (B) for him to be solved (C) for him to solve (D) for him to solve it
38.38 Whether we will go or not_______ on whether we can afford the expenses.
(A) depend (B) depends (C) is depended (D) are depended
39.39 In the past, high school students were not allowed _______their hair.
(A) dye (B) to dye (C) dyeing (D) dyed
40.40 By this time next year, we_______ here for five years.
(A) have lived (B) will live (C) will have lived (D) will be lived
41.41 We just mopped the floor. The floor is still _______ ,so please watch your step as you enter the room.
(A) wet (B) wide (C) wire (D) wild
42.42 It is a lot easier to use the_______ if you would like to cross the street.
(A) overhead (B) overcoat (C) overpass (D) overturn
43.43 A: Where are you going?
B: I’m going to_______ . I want to cash a check.
(A) the bus stop (B) the library (C) the park (D) the bank
44.44 The plans have been under_______ for a year now, but no decision has been reached.
(A) action (B) conversation (C) discussion (D) performance
45.45 If you go to the zoo, do not_______ the monkeys with bananas or peanuts. Your food might not be good to the
(A) allow (B) feed (C) master (D) taste
46.46 When I_______ in the morning, I usually feel quite good.
(A) stand up (B) sit up (C) wake up (D) dig up
47.47 I am not good with number so I found math very_______ when I was at school.
(A) hard (B) easy (C) useful (D) careful
48.48 Please_______ me to buy some stamps when I go to the post office next time.
(A) mind (B) notice (C) remember (D) remind
49.49 To stay healthy, many people are now rushing to_______ a low calorie diet.
(A) adopt (B) admire (C) appeal (D) allow
50.50 Don’t put all the blame on me. _______I am a troubleshooter, not a troublemaker.
(A) Hopefully (B) Likely (C) Similarly (D) Actually