Dex Shih 高三上 (2012/08/08 09:09) 英文字典：Embezzlement is a kind of financial fraud. For instance, a lawyer could embezzle funds from clients' trust accounts. embezzle是盜用公款或土地。 這題中，beast 怪獸藏身森林中，經常出來，撕破要涼乾的衣服和____菜園。 答案D踐踏菜園比較好。
Gaviotas, a ruralarea in Colombia, is an example of how evendesolateplaces in the countryside can be developed for sustainablehuman use. Thisarea had beenconsidered a wasteland: dry brownsavanna, withoutenoughwater, plant, or animallife to support a town. But today a greenspot of a 25,000-acreforest and big aluminumsunflowersbegin to dot the emptysavanna.
Under the trees are low whitebuildings and colorfulhouses, all withsolarcollectors. Begun in 1971 as a scientificexperiment, Gaviotas is now a self-sufficienttown of 200, supported by clean, renewableindustries. In the beginning of restoring the unproductivesavanna to a placewherehumans can livewell, the firstproblem was findingpurewater. The Gaviotansinvented a specialkind of handpump to reachdeepwaterreservoirs. Anothergoal was to restore the soil and plants. Afteryears, theydiscoveredthatCaribbeanpinesfromHondurascouldgrow in the area’s thin, acidicsoil.
As morepeoplemoved to Gaviotas, it was important to consider a pollution-free way of transportation. Villagemechanicsdeveloped a bicycleespeciallydesigned for the area’s roughland. Bicycles are now the officialmode of transportation, cheap and pollution-free. Gaviotas is a remarkableaccomplishment of sustainabledevelopment. Thisonce dry landscape has beenturnedinto a nearparadise. 【題組】19 Why had thisareabeenconsidered a wasteland?
(A)Therewere no plants at all. (B)Not enoughanimallife was seen.
(C)There was not enoughpublictransportation. (D)There was only dry greensavanna.
ThissummerwhenMikewentwith his girlfriend, Vera, to a nightmarket, he was happy to find a standthatsellsjacketpotatoes. Mikebought one with ham and pineapple for himself and asked if his girlfriendwouldalsolike to try
one. Veraagreed and ordered one withfruitsalad. As the one she ate tasted so good, VeraaskedwhetherMikeknew how
to make one.
Mikesaid he used to see how his hostfamilymade it when he stayed in America. And it was not difficult to make.
First, preheat the oven. Then, choose a goodpotato and wash its skinuntil it’s clean. Afterdrying the washedpotatowith
a towel, put it into the heatedoven and wait for twenty to thirtyminutes. When the potato is ready, cut it open and put any
food you like on top of it to make it tasteevenbetter.
Afterlistening to whatMiketold her, Veraunderstood why it is called a jacketpotato -- it’s because one eats the
potatowith its skin on it. 【題組】49 According to the article, which of the following is NOT a necessarystep in the making a jacketpotato?
(A) Preheat the oven. (B) Dry the washedpotatowith a towel.
(C) Cut the potatointosmallpieces. (D) Put the food you like on top of the bakedpotato.