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Computers should be in the schools. They have the potential to accomplish great things. With the right software, they could help make science __16__ or teach neglected topics like art and music. In practice, however, computers make our worst educational nightmares come true. While we bemoan the __17__ of literacy, computers discount words in favor of pictures and pictures in favor of video. While we __18__ the decreasing cogency of public debate, computers dismiss linear argument and promote fast shallow romps across the information landscape. Take multimedia. The idea of multimedia is to combine text, sound, and pictures in a single package that you browse on screen. By offering children candy-coated books, multimedia is guaranteed to __19__ unsweetened reading. It makes the printed page look even more boring than it used to look. And books will have all the __20__ of a dusty piano to a teen who has a Walkman handy.
【題組】 19.
(A) occupy them with
(B) baffle them with
(C) sour them on
(D) sweeten them up
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答案:C
難度:適中
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Iris Lee 高一上 (2012/07/21 16:34)
  • baffle sb. with 使...受挫折
  • sour sb. on 對...表示反感
44. The ways to _______ your office work are to stop wasting time searching for misplaced items and information and set priorities.
(A) baffle
(B) thwart
(C) debase
(D) streamline
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答案:D
難度:適中
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Joy :) 考上國小英語師囉,謝謝阿摩 高三下 (2012/07/02 15:17)

baffle[] [ ˈbæfl ] [] [ ˈbæfəl ]vt. 使受挫折; 使困惑,使迷惑; 用隔音板隔音; 擋住(水流等)

thwart[] [ θwɔ:t ] [] [ θwɔrt ]vt. 阻撓; 使受挫折; 挫敗;

debase[] [ dɪˈbeɪs ] [] [ dɪˈbes ]vt. 降低質量(地位、價格等); 降低(硬幣的)價值,貶值

streamline[] [ ˈstri:mlain ] [] [ ˈstrimˌlaɪn ]vt. 把……做成流線型; 使現代化; 組織 使簡單化 n. 流線; 流線型

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黃小秋 高一上 (2016/05/17 22:50)
Priority 優先
_________ causes motion sickness continues to baffle scientists to this day.
(A) What
(B) That
(C) All
(D) The
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答案:A
難度:簡單
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羅峻豐 高一上 (2013/04/25 10:08)
what =先行詞+關係代名詞
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Bonnie Chou 高一上 (2013/05/04 11:48)
baffle使困惑
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gukguk 小六下 (2015/03/21 12:54)
(The thing which)=What causes....
65.Which of the following best explains the meaning of the wordbaffle” as it is used in the text?
(A)To encourage people-to raise questions.
(B)To cause difficulty in understanding.
(C)To provide a person with an explanation.
(D)To limit people’s imagination.
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答案:B
難度:適中
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【題組】65.Which of the following best explains the meaning of the wordbaffle” as it is used in the text?
(A)To encourage people-to raise questions.
(B)To cause difficulty in understanding.
(C)To provide a person with an explanation.
(D)To limit people’s imagination.
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答案:B
難度:適中