(Despite) the trend for rural people to migrate to the city, it was (not)
until 2007 that the world population of city dwellers (came) to
outnumber (those) of country dwellers.
請選錯誤 (A)Despite (B)not (C)came (D)those
Which of the following is NOT true about English language?
(A) It was not until the middle of the 1700s that English spelling was finally standardized.
(B) Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1755, was a result of the standardization of English spelling.
(C) All of the 100 most frequent words in Contemporary English come from Old English.
(D) The spelling-pronunciation mismatch in English words results from the influence of Greek and Latin.
The tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the cathedral of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. It leans because when the building was half completed, the soil under one half of the circular structure began to subside and the tower tipped.
Work on the tower was begun in 1173, but was discontinued for a century after the subsidence. However, in 1275, architects devised a plan to compensate for the tilt. Two stories, the third and the fifth, were built out of line with the others and closer to the vertical in an effort to alter the tower’s center of gravity.
But the leaning has continued to increase gradually throughout the centuries. Pumping to keep water away from the surrounding ground and the injection of cement grout into the foundations and the surrounding subsoil have been tried in recent years, but without success.
The tower, which is one of the most unusual in existence, is Romanesque in style and made of white marble. It is cylindrical in shape and has eight stories.
The tilt is about 17 feet, or more than five degrees, from the perpendicular. The tower continues to increase its tilt by about a quarter of an inch each year.
【題組】50 Which of the following statements is NOT true about the tower of Pisa?
(A)Its construction began in the twelfth century.
(B)It was not until 1275 that a plan was put forward to solve the problem of its tilt.
(C)Substituting water for cement was adopted to prevent the tower from leaning further.
(D)The third and fifth floors were built out of line with the others.