11.11.Which sentence uses an apostrophe correctly?
(A) The people’s wishes were ignored by the government.
(B) The peoples’ wishes were ignored by the government.
(C) The peoples wish’es were ignored by the government.
(D) The peoples wishes’ were ignored by the government.
12.12.What does the word Others refer to in the passage below?
Some animals, such as dogs, give birth to live young. Others, such as crocodiles,
lay eggs that are left to hatch.
13.13.Which of these should be written as two sentences?
(A) I like carrots and he likes cauliflower.
(B) I like beans and potatoes, they are very tasty.
(C) I like chips, but I don’t like gravy.
(D) Dinner is the best meal because it is hot.
14.14. What is the name of the punctuation mark used between the two main clauses
I love punk rock; my friend, however, likes softer rock – such as folk rock.
15.15.Which sentence is written in the active voice?
(A) The party was held in the restaurant.
(B) The floods were caused by the typhoon.
(C) The food gave us stomach problems.
(D) The book was given to me by Paul.
16.16.Where is the correct place to insert a colon in the sentence below?
The company offered three benefits to its employees health insurance, a pension
and housing allowance.
(A) After ‘company’
(B) After ‘benefits’
(C) After ‘employees’
(D) After ‘health’
17.17.Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
(A) I ate large piece of steak that was very difficult to chew.
(B) I ate large pieces of steak that was very difficult to chew.
(C) I ate large piece of steak that were very difficult to chew.
(D) I ate large pieces of steak that were very difficult to chew.
18.18.How are the underlined words used in the sentence below?
My sister eats at the restaurant where my friend works.
(A) as a noun phrase
(B) as a preposition phrase
(C) as a relative clause
(D) as a main clause
19.19.Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
(A) The situation was troubling disturbing, actually, so we called – for help.
(B) The situation was troubling – disturbing, actually – so we called for help.
(C) The situation was troubling, disturbing – actually – so we called for help.
(D) The situation was troubling disturbing actually – so we called for help.
20.20.Which sentence uses the hyphen correctly?
(A) There are thirty six year-olds in Mrs. Thompson’s class.
(B) There are thirty six-year-olds in Mrs. Thompson’s class.
(C) There are thirty-six year olds in Mrs. Thompson’s class.
(D) There are thirty-six-year-olds in Mrs. Thompson’s class.
21.III. Cloze (20%; 2 points for each question)
If one reflects on the career of a hypothetical young man who goes to work at the age
of twenty-two, he has a long career of work 21 before him. We may make some
22 calculations. He can look forward to fifty-three years of life, of which he can
expect to spend ten after 23 . The very most he can expect to spend at work each
year, 24 forty-three years of work, is 25 1,900 hours per year.
【題組】21. (A) stressing (B) stretching (C) strengthening (D) struggling
26.English is the most widely used language in the history of our 26 , understood in
some way by at least one out of every seven human beings around the 27 .
English has 28 the largest vocabulary of all the world’s languages, perhaps as
many as two million words, and has generated one of the noblest bodies of literature in
the 29 of the human race. 30 , it is not time to face the fact that English is a
【題組】26. (A) plant (B) plan (C) plane (D) planet
31.IV. Reading Comprehension (30%; 2 points for each question)
Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that some psychological problems are
maintained by inappropriate ways of thinking. It helps people to recognize and
understand their current thought patterns and shows them ways to consciously change
the way they think. Cognitive therapy does not look into past events and is often used
in conjunction with behavior therapy. People who suffer depression or those who lack
confidence often benefit from cognitive therapy because it helps them identify and
change the thoughts that contribute to their low mood or self-esteem. Such thoughts
may include “I am a failure,” and “no one likes me because I’m ugly.” By pointing out
inconsistencies in thinking, cognitive therapy can be _____ help to people who have
distorted body images, such as those with anorexia nervosa. Similarly, when used with
behavior therapy, cognitive therapy can help people overcome thought patterns and/or
behavior that are habitual and unnecessary. In conjunction with drug treatment, it has
been found to help some people with schizophrenia cope better with certain symptoms,
such as hearing voices.
【題組】31.What would the author most likely discuss after this paragraph?
(A) Why some people hold negative images of themselves.
(B) The cause for schizophrenia.
(C) Other symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
(D) The definition of anorexia nervosa.
(E) What is involved in a cognitive therapy session.
33.【題組】33.According to the paragraph, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Cognitive therapy can be used in conjunction with behavior therapy.
(B) Cognitive therapy can be used in conjunction with drug treatment.
(C) Cognitive therapy asks patients to change their thinking.
(D) Cognitive therapy asks patients to ignore their thinking.
(E) Cognitive therapy helps to cure psychological problems.
34.【題組】34. According to the paragraph, cognitive therapy has been found beneficial for people
(A) distorted body images
(B) low self-esteem
(D) habitual and unnecessary behaviors
(E) All of the above.
35.【題組】35. Which of the following is the best title for this paragraph?
(A) The origin of cognitive therapy
(B) What is cognitive therapy?
(C) How does cognitive therapy proceed?
(D) Who needs cognitive therapy?
(E) The effectiveness of cognitive therapy
36.In a sense, the term “stage fright” is a misnomer - fright being a shock for which one is
unprepared. For professional performers, the unmooring terror hits as they prepare to
do the very thing they’re trained to do. According to one British medical study, actors’
stress levels on opening night are equivalent “to that of a car accident victim.” When
Sir Laurence Olivier was in his sixties, he considered retiring from the stage because
of stage fright. It “is always waiting outside the door,” he wrote in Confessions of an
Actor. “You either battle or walk away.” The Canadian piano virtuoso Glenn Gould,
who suffered from disabling stage fright, did walk away, abandoning the public
platform for the privacy of the recording studio. “To me the ideal artist-to-audience
relationship is one to zero,” he said.
【題組】36.According to the passage, what would be a more appropriate name for stage fright?
(A) calculated panic
(B) post-traumatic numbing
(C) acute reaction disorder
(D) pre-performance anxiety
(E) natural psychological disorder
37.【題組】37.Which of the following best describes the use of “unmooring” in the passage?
(A) Anxiety that feels like the performer is without any support.
(B) Nervousness that keeps the performer motivated.
(C) Anxiety that has been freed from the body.
(D) Fear that feels like it is weighing the performer.
(E) Worry that results from lack of practice.
38.【題組】38.Which of the following is NOT a potential result of stage fright as it is described in
(A) An actor channels his anxiety into an emotional performance.
(B) A dancer fails to go out onto stage due to fear.
(C) A comedian gives up his career because he can no longer think of good
(D) A singer permanently quits performing due to intense fear of the audience.
(E) A singer calls off her concert a day before it is scheduled to take place.
40.【題組】40. According to this passage, which of the following is NOT true?
(A) Stage fright is the stress performers feel as they prepare to perform on stage.
(B) Stage fright could be very intense.
(C) Some people give up their carrier because of stage fright.
(D) Stage fright can best be cured by building artist-audience relationship.
(E) Glenn Gould gave up performing on public stage because of stage fright.
41.Despite the beliefs of some 20 million people, there is no evidence that accidents
are more likely to happen on Friday the 13th. On the contrary, some studies have
shown there are actually fewer accidents on Friday the 13th. A recent report completed
by a Dutch insurance company showed that there were fewer incidents of fires and
thefts on Fridays that fell on the 13th than on any other Fridays in the same year. It is
highly probable that this reduction in accidents owes itself to the fear of Friday the 13th
itself. If people are more cautious on Friday the 13th, then there are likely to be fewer
If, then, there is no significant evidence that Friday the 13th is any more
dangerous than any other day of the year, why do friggatriskaidekaphobics remain
convinced of its unluckiness? While the historical or folk traditions may have
something to do with this belief, people may also use associational links to justify their
superstitions. If a friggatriskaidekaphobic loses his wallet on Tuesday the 21st, for
example, he would probably not assign any meaning to the date on which this event
occurred. If the same individual lost his wallet on Friday the 13th, however, he might
be likely to conclude that the inauspicious nature of Friday the 13th was at fault.
【題組】41. This passage is most likely an excerpt from
(A) the introduction to an article about friggatriskaidekaphobia.
(B) the introduction to a study about accidents occurring on Friday the 13th.
(C) a longer work proving that superstitions are justified by real-world events.
(D) a longer work that analyzes evidence about the superstition of Friday the 13th.
(E) the conclusion of a safety tip brochure.
42.【題組】42. What is the main idea of these two paragraphs?
(A) Friday the 13th is truly a very unlucky day.
(B) People are usually more cautious on Friday the 13th.
(C) There is no evidence that accidents are more likely to happen on Friday the
(D) Superstitious beliefs about Friday the 13th mainly result from historical and
(E) Friggatriskaidekaphobics are usually more cautions on Friday the 13th.
43.【題組】43.Which of the following pieces of evidence, if true, would best support the author’s
argument at the end of the first paragraph?
(A) Major airlines report that there is no significant drop in the number of
passengers who fly on Friday the 13th.
(B) Studies performed in the United Kingdom reveal that significantly fewer
people choose to drive their cars to work on Friday the 13th.
(C) More traffic accidents occur on Fridays than on any other day of the week.
(D) In ancient Egypt, the number 13 was actually considered lucky by the
(E) Nowadays, most young people feel Friday the 13th is not much different from
any other day of the year.
44.【題組】44. According to paragraph 2, the man who loses his wallet and blames Friday the 13th
(A) wrongly assuming a causal relationship between the two events.
(B) assuming that because an event could happen, it is inevitable that it will
(C) refusing an argument due to a lack of conclusive evidence.
(D) making a proposal based on an inadequate sample.
(E) defying the causal relationship between bad luck and Friday the 13th.
【非選題】 46.V. Writing (10%)
Directions: The ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hosted contests of recruiting
short clips filmed by talents full of creativity to communicate Taiwanese stories
through moving images for several years. If you were one of the contestants, what
“theme” and “stories” would you film to showcase Taiwan and raise the profile of
Taiwan abroad? Please write a paragraph to describe your idea.