What are the benefits (好處) of learning English? Learning English 30. you to read your favorite English novel right away instead of waiting for its Chinese translation. It also helps you to develop a common 31. of communication with people anywhere in the world. Most importantly, using English well 32. you feel good, look cool, and even stand tall. This can explain why you are among the one 33. English language learners around the world.
English is one of the most commonly used languages in the world. About ninety percent of the 34. on the Internet
is in English. Besides, more than one-third of the world’s people use it 35. , and about seventy-five countries use it as their official language. As it is used and spoken in so many countries, English has also borrowed many words from other languages. 36. , “zebra” is from an African language, and “ketchup” and “tea” are from Chinese. English is a very 37. language in this respect. Thus, if you really want to 38. yourself with the world, English might be your best tool. A famous language 39. , David Crystal, once said, “Yo u don’t need long arms to embrace the world; you need English.”
【題組】30. (A) helping (B) to help (C) help (D) helps
25.三、文意選填(10%) (AB) heart (AC) inner (AD) outside (AE) perfect (BC) light (BD) way (BE) appearance (CD) kindness
(CE) attractive (DE) shine Do you often stand in front of the mirror and feel unhappy about the ___40___ you look? Do you sometimes compare yourself with those ____41___-looking people in fashion magazines and wish that you had a supermodel __42_____? I don’t think the beauty of a person only lies in his or her looks or figure. A writer once said, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the ____43___.” People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and ___44______ when the sun comes out, but when the darkness falls, their true beauty can be revealed only if there is a _____45__ from within. So, physical beauty does not last long, while a charming ____46___beauty is what really makes a person ___47___. Personally, I believe in the old saying, “Pretty is as pretty does.” I can use my inner qualities and acts of _____48__ to express myself rather than try to be perfect on the ___49___.
35.四、閱讀測驗(16%) People cherish a lot of things in life. Some people really cherish their family. Others think it important to acquire knowledge. One of the things people value is friendship. Without friends, who would help us in the face of difficulties? Who would cheer us up when we face failure? Without friends, we would lead a life of melancholy. However, although friendship plays an indispensable(不可少的) role in our lives, many people consider it hard to make friends. A fine way to make friends and introduce yourself to your neighbors in Norway is to present them with a simple gift like a cake or a loaf of bread. Such a gift warms their hearts as well as their stomachs. If you give them expensive gifts, they may become suspicious(猜疑的) of your intentions. If you have never baked a cake before, it may take you months to produce a beautiful cake that can stand upright without collapsing. But don’t wait for perfection. That moment may never come in this lifetime, and you’ll never make any Norwegian friends. Do your best, and when you think your creation is good enough to give away, do it. Norwegians are not picky people. They will appreciate your honest gesture of friendship even if your bread is kind of hard, and the cake looks “interesting.” So is it really so difficult to make a new friend? In fact, what helps you make true friends is not valuable gifts but a sincere(真誠的) attitude. 【題組】50. Which of the following is the best title for the article?
(A) The Way of Making Friends
(B) Difficulties in Making Friends
(C) Different Ways of Making Friends
(D) Different People Cherish Different Things
37.【題組】52. According to the article, how can one make friends in Norway?
(A) By passing their test of friendship.
(B) By learning to bake delicious cakes.
(C) By introducing oneself to neighbors.
(D) By showing sincere goodwill in giving a gift.
38.【題組】53. Which of the following can be inferred(推測) from the article?
(A) People don’t make friends easily because they don’t want to.
(B) It is very likely that one can never make any friends in Norway.
(C) The attitude one holds can make a big difference in making friends.
(D) Norwegians can be picky in deciding whether to be your friend or not.
39.Tom worked as a waiter at a restaurant. One day, an old couple came into the restaurant. They were in ragged clothes and looked tired. It seemed they had not eaten anything for days. No waiters wanted to serve them except Tom. He was nice and very respectful to them, just as if they were his parents. When they had finished their meal, they couldn’t find any money. But Tom was so kind as to pay the bill for them, though it meant he could only afford(負擔) to eat the cheapest bread for the rest of the month. Two months later, he received a fifty-thousand-dollar check as well as a note on which were the following words: “Thanks for your kindness and the wonderful service you offered us when we dined at your restaurant two months ago.” With the money, Tom was able to start his own business. Ten years later he became very successful, running over 100 restaurants in many parts of the world. 【題組】54. Which of the following is the main idea of the passage?
(A) Hard work is the key to success.
(B) Nothing is new under the sun.
(C) A small good deed (行為) can bring a big reward.
(D) Old people should be treated with respect.