2 According to research, children under 12 are not _____enough to recognize dangers and risks. That’s why
they cannot be left alone without the company of adults.
(A)mature (B) qualified (C) accurate (D)aggressive.
5 Emily’s father has _________of what can be happening as a police official in order to persuade Emily from
becoming such one.
(A)not spared her the details (B) denied her efforts (C)belittled her achievement (D)congratulated her .
7 After a strong 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador, dozens of _______climbed on to the rubble and sift through broken
stones to recover whatever belongings remain intact.
(A)ancestors (B) innovators (C) residents (D) treasurers.
14 A NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) refers to someone that chooses to _______parents instead
of looking for a steady job or enrolling in training.
(A)let down (B) live off (C)pick up (D) bring about.
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The imaginative worlds presented in science fiction may not be so far-fetched as readers think they are. 17 Mary
Shelly completed Frankenstein in 1818, science fiction has been the precursor of new scientific discoveries and
inventions. Robots, organ transplants, space travel, and other scientific inventions 18 considered wild
imagination are now realities. Will all those odd-looking species we see in the movie series Star Wars be actually found
somewhere in a remote corner of the universe? Will there be 19 one day launching attacks from the skies to
destroy human beings or will they knock on our doors to say hello? Will human beings eventually scatter the universe
with space colonies? Or can we travel to and fro freely between the past and the future with a time machine? All of
these questions are still waiting to be answered with the passing of time.
【題組】17 (A)Even when (B)Ever since (C)Even though (D)Ever after.
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To be healthy, people need to have a balanced diet. That is why we need to eat a variety of foods to give us
the 20 carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins we need.
Vegetables, containing a great deal of water, are an excellent 21 of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables also
provide fiber, which helps our digestive systems to function properly. Most vegetables contain very little fat.
When vegetables are overcooked, the minerals and vitamins in them are 22 . Vegetables that are 23 or
lightly cooked are more nutritious than those that are cooked for a long time.
【題組】20 (A)anxious (B) essential (C) delicious (D) unusual.
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Barbie dolls have been part of the American culture since they were first sold in 1959. Aimed at
six-to-nine-year-old girls, Barbie is made by Mattel. The company has sold more than a billion dolls worldwide. The
Barbie line includes Malibu Barbie, Babysitter Barbie, and Wedding Barbie. Every year a new Barbie arrives on the
market. But anyone can make a mistake, 24 Mattel shows. The company introduced a 25 of Barbie that
they said would be “every mother’s nightmare.” Butterfly Art Barbie came with a butterfly tattoo on its stomach
and a set of temporary transfer tattoos for the owner. A Mattel spokesperson said, “Nowadays, tattoos are classed as
art.” Although the company acknowledged that the new toy might inspire young girls to want real tattoos, it argued it
was only 26 fashion. The spokesperson said, “Ask any cool girl, and she’ll tell you that tattoos are one of the
latest fashion crazes.” Mattel was right about one thing. Parents were 27 . And the company took Butterfly Art
Barbie off the market.
【題組】24 (A)as (B) for (C) since (D) until.
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The beautiful scenery and amazing creatures found below the waves are what draw most divers to the ocean.
Some divers take up photography as a hobby. Diving magazines have been known to buy photographs of rare sea life
from regular divers.
Above the surface, hired boats take tourists on whale watching trips. Whale watching during the right season
allows people to see not only a variety of whale species, but seals and other sea animals as well. Some of the more
eager watchers may even travel hundreds of miles to follow the paths of individual whales. Meanwhile, bird watchers
work hard to discover new bird species. Serious bird watchers bring along their life lists, in which they record every
species of bird that they have seen in the wild. Like whale watchers, “birders” sometimes hop continents on their
mission to add new species to their lists.
Collecting parts of animals is a common hobby. While buying or selling ivory is illegal, it can be made into
profitable items such as chess sets, piano keys, and jewelry. Animal skins and furs and entire stuffed animals are often
found at homes as decorating items. And the hobby of butterfly collecting is one of the oldest in the world. Russian
author Vladimir Nabokov was known for his life-long passion for collecting butterflies. The world’s largest collection
is found in Costa Rica, a nation with more butterfly species than the entire Africa.
【題組】28 What is this passage mainly about?
(A)Animal lovers’ efforts to protect rare species. (B) Making money by watching and selling animals.
(C)The land and sea animals that people like most. (D) The popular activities among animal lovers..
【題組】30 If you are a regular diver, you would probably .
(A)hire boats and take tourists to watch whales (B) take plenty of pictures and sell them to magazines (C)track down the paths of individual whales (D)check the life list of sea animals every year.
【題組】31 Why are some “birders” traveling far away from home?
(A)To watch a larger number of birds. (B)To find a greater number of bird species. (C)To bring along more bird life lists. (D) To hop from continent to continent.
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Recent researches have shown that how you breathe can tell you how relaxed or how tense you are. So if you want
to keep a tranquil mind and not to feel anxious all the time, you should pay attention to your breathing. For example,
when you are calm, your breathing is deep and steady. Your breath mainly comes from the stomach, not the chest. But
when you are nervous, excited, or under pressure, your breathing changes. It becomes shallow and ragged; that is, it is
short and quick. It comes mainly from the chest or throat. Sometimes, when upset, you may even catch yourself
holding your breath without knowing it. Or you may exhale more quickly than you inhale. So whenever you want to
calm down, try to breathe to a rhythm. Inhale to the count of three; exhale to the count of four. Then get in the habit of
checking your breathing from time to time to make sure you stay relaxed and at your best.
【題組】32 What is the best title for this passage?
(A)How to Hold Your Breath (B) Why Your Breathing Changes (C)The Habit of Checking Your Breathing (D)Breathing and the State of Your Emotion.
【題組】33 When you feel relaxed, which of the following statements about your breathing is true?
(A)It is quick and short. (B) It is deep and steady. (C) You exhale more quickly than you inhale. (D) Your breath comes mainly from your chest.
【題組】34 Which of the following best explains the word “rhythm” in this passage?
(A)A regular movement of body in dancing. (B) A regular pattern of sound in poetry. (C)A regular pattern of sound in music. (D) A regular flow of air in breathing. .
【題組】35 According to this passage, which of the following statements is NOT true when you are angry?
(A)You may breathe out air faster than you breathe in. (B)You may calm down by checking your breathing. (C)You may inhale more quickly than you exhale. (D) You may hold your breath without knowing it.
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If you pull on a door handle, the door opens. If you sit on a bed, the springs in the mattress compress and, 36 of
the compression, exert an upward force on you. We know from experiences that some sort of force is 37 to do
these jobs. There are two basic classes of forces, 38 whether the agent touches the object or not. Contact forces
are forces that act on an object by touching it at a point of contact. The majority of forces are contact forces.
Long-range forces are forces that act on an object 39 physical contact. Magnetism is an example of a long-range
force. You have undoubtedly held a magnet 40 a paper clip and seen the paper clip leap up to the magnet. A
coffee cup released from your hand is pulled to the earth by the long-range force of gravity.
【題組】36 (A)as a consequence (B)at the expense (C)on the verge (D)for a change.
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Small businesses are common in many countries and are operated by many young entrepreneurs around the world.
Although they don’t have deep pockets to 41 , small businesses have certain advantages over large companies.
First of all, small businesses are easy to start because it doesn’t require a large amount of capital to 42 them.
This is particularly helpful to those entering the field of business with limited resources.
Secondly, a small firm can provide dedicated products or services 43 the specific demands of its customers.
For example, a small shop can offer custom-made products that are not available in large chain stores. A small
business’s ability to meet the true needs of the consumer is much higher than it is with big companies.
Finally, operating a small business allows the owner to 44 of his/her labor. The owner has the sole right to
the profits earned. He is not required to divide it with co-owners (shareholders) as 45 many bigger businesses. A
small business’s owner is his own boss.
【題組】41 (A)cut corners (B) weather storm (C)face the music (D)climb the ladder.
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El Niño is coming and people in every part of the world are getting worried. El Niño is a mysterious weather
pattern. It begins about every four years with a sudden warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean along the equator.
El Niño is caused by changes in air movements. These changes disrupt ocean currents. The warm water in the
Pacific Ocean moves south along the west coast of South America. It makes the cold water off the coast of Peru and
Ecuador warmer. The warming of the ocean water kills many fish, sea animals, and sea birds. But El Niño’s effects are
not limited to the local area. The warming of the ocean affects weather patterns throughout the world.
El Niño is a Spanish term. It means “the male child” and usually refers to the baby Jesus. Fishermen in Peru began
calling the strange weather event El Niño because it usually arrived around Christmas time. Today the term El Niño is
only used when the weather event is big enough and warm enough to bring worldwide effects.
【題組】46 According to this passage, how often does El Niño occur?
(A)every two years (B) every three years (C) every four years (D)every five years .
【題組】49 According to this passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A)Only the Spanish are worried about El Niño.
(B)El Niño usually arrives in summer.
(C)El Niño is caused by the cooling of ocean waters.
(D)Today the term El Niño is used only when it has global effects.