請依下文回答第 36 題至第 40 題
About 28 percent of airports around the world are using biometric technology as part of their airport security, which
36 airports to streamline the screening process using machines that can verify identities by scanning faces, irises, or
fingerprints. Advocates say the technology could make boarding passes 37 .
While advocates of the technology say that automating some of these processes would free up security personnel
to 38 monitoring travelers for suspicious behavior, other experts like Barnett worry that screeners will become too
dependent on the technology and it will only serve to 39 their senses.
European airports have been much quicker to embrace the biometric technology than American airports. However,
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does 40 use the technology for checking employees into some areas and for
travelers enrolled in its PreCheck program. 【題組】38 (A)do away with (B)pick up (C)watch out for (D)focus on
二、單字片語文法測驗： 40% 【題組】30. ( ) The fact that I can't lend you the money has nothing to _______ you. The truth is I just don't have money; I am broke myself.
(A) do away with (B) do without (C) do out of (D) do with
IV. Reading Comprehension: 16%
A) Time wasters are real enemies of success. They simply divert our attention from accomplishing our goals and take us to activities that are of less or no importance in life. In addition, "time wasters" could be people, events or habits that lead to the opposite path away from our goals. The ultimate starting point in setting things straight and removing the time wasters in life is to identify them. We need to sit down and analyze the activities which take our time. The analysis here is to help us see how we spend time and use it against what we really need to be doing to accomplish our goals in life.
Start by making a list of our activities and sort out the neither urgent nor important ones. Sometimes it could be a simple addiction to a TV Soap Opera, constant distractions, or even one of our core activities that we are not excellent at doing. We can, for instance, imagine that we are a business owner and we keep sabotaging our business deals, leading the company into great financial problems. It may be time for us to re-think our strategy and have our associates do the marketing while we concentrate on the areas we are best in. The next thing would be to make sure that we plan our daily activities. We can never overemphasize the concept of planning in proper time management. One of the self-evident reasons is that we will have an upper hand in fighting against time wasters in our schedule. If we know what we want to do, what we don't want to do becomes clear, and our focus is strengthened.
Moreover, when we think of people we spend time with, we are sure to notice that some have a more positive impact on our success while others have a negative one. It is important to be able to distinguish them especially with regard to our schedule. While we do not advocate for everyone to throw away relationships, it is good to know that many times helping a friend who is emotionally disturbed can wait for dinner time and does not have to interrupt our writing that proposal or beating that deadline. Finally, do the same to our habits. List all the habits and addictions that take any amount of our time. Then, take a little time to straighten them out in line with their importance and urgency. Depending on our analysis, kill those that are detrimental to our goals in life.
【題組】55. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?
(A) People or things that prevent us from our goals are called time wasters.
(B) We should choose emotionally disturbed friends over our proposal deadline.
(C) It is worth spending some time sorting out activities that are time-consuming.
(D) We should do away with habits and addictions that may distract us from our goals.