It has beensaidthatprintingdoes as muchharm as good, since it gives us bad books as well as goodones and _______
falsehood and error no lessthanknowledge and truth.
(A)flaunts (B)betrays (C)demonstrates (D)propagates
In an attempt to plugdwindlingdomesticconsumption by tappingintooverseasmarkets, some of Japan’s big-nameretailers are tellingtheiremployees to startspeakingEnglish --or findanother job. As Japan’s population
(16), the country’s retailers are increasinglylooking to boostsales by expandingabroad. Additionally, somefirms are waking up to the necessity of beingable to speak the globallanguage of business (17) succeedoverseas.
Rakuten, Japan’s biggestonlineretailer, plans to makeEnglish the firm’s officiallanguage, whileFastRetailing, operator of the Uniqloapparelchain, wants to makeEnglishmorecommon in its offices by 2012 and plans to test its employees for proficiency. "It’s aboutstoppingbeing a Japanesecompany. We willbecome a worldcompany," Rakuten CEO HiroshiMikitanisaidlastweek at a newsconference in Tokyo – (18) almostentirely in English. Employees at Rakutenwillneed to masterEnglish by 2012 to avoidfacing the sack. "No English, no job," Mikitanitold the Asahinewspaper.
Otherhigh-profileJapanesecompanies, includingautomakersToyotaMotor and NissanMotor, haveannouncedmoves to make the use of Englishmorecommon in the workplace. Someexperts say the switch to English is healthy but just one of the changescompaniesneed to make to go global. “What's interesting is thatthesecompaniesreally (19) as pioneers,” JeffKingston, director of AsianStudies at TempleUniversity's Japancampus. Theyhave a relatively new outlook. TheyrealizethatJapan is going to need to strikeintoforeignmarketsgiven the dormantstate of its (20),” he said. Facingdwindlingdomesticdemand, FastRetailingplans to broaden its consumerbase by expandingintoMalaysia and Taiwanlaterthisyear.
(A)in order to (B)is about to (C)as well as (D)no less than
in order to 表示為了, 以便, 後面接原形動詞, 可放在句首或句子後部, 放在句首時, 有時與主句分開, 放在句子後部時不分開; 還可表示符合規則, 合適的, 一般用作主詞補語, 比較正式; in order to 的否定形式是 in order not to。
be about to後接原形動詞, 表示正要..., 說明即將發生的事, 沒有感情色彩, 是完全客觀的描述。特別注意, 在使用 be about to 時, 不能用表示未來的時間副詞。
no less than後面接基數詞, 表示有...之多, 正好, 與not less than同義, 只不過是形容詞性的否定, 更強調一些, 是積極含義; 後面還可以接名詞, 表示前者與後者差不多甚至一樣。
Laser eye surgery is verypopular. Eachyear, morethan one millionAmericanshavethistype of surgeryperformed. In the UnitedKingdom, morethaneightthousandpeople per weekundergo the procedure. This is whathappens: a verythinlayer of the cornea is cut and lifted up. (Its thickness is approximatelythat of a humanhair.) The cornea is nevercompletelyseveredfrom the rest of the eye; it remainsattached to the remainingcornea, justlike a hinge. The exposedtissue is thenlasered. When the lasering is completed - and it usuallytakes no longerthan 30 to 90 seconds per eye - the cornea is placedback in its originalposition. The surgeonthenreplaces the flap in exactly the sameposition. No stitching is needed. Nothing is everinserteddirectlyinto the eye. All theseadvancedtechniquesresult in a veryshort, post-surgicalrecuperationperiod. The patientwillexperienceminimaldiscomfortduring and after the surgery, and, mostoften, the patient’s eyesightwill be dramaticallyimproved. No wonderthisprocedure is so popular!
【題組】83. How longdoes the laser eye surgeryusuallytake?
(A) Longerthan two minutes per eye.
(B) Lessthan 30-90 seconds per eye.
(C) No lessthanthreeminutesbotheyes.
(D) Aboutthreeminutes per eye.
A ‘textmessage’ or SMS (shortmessageservice) is a shortmessage ( ___28 ___ 160 characters) sent or receivedfrom a cellphone or similardevice. The act of “texting” has seen a significantrise in ___29 ___ in recentyears. Texts can be sentfromanywherethere is a cellphonesignal, so it’s a safe bet thatmanytextshavebeensentfrompeopledriving in theircars.
This ___30 ___ the question: how safe is it to send a textwhiledriving?
In an independenttest, two drivers’ reactiontimesweretested. Firsttheyweretested as theyweretexting and driving, nexttheyweretestedwhiledrivingintoxicated. The studyfound ___31 ___ the drivers’ reactiontimewhileintoxicated was verypoor, reactiontimewhiletexting was significantlyworse.
Bothtestsubjectthoughttheyweregooddrivers and didn’t realize how muchtextingwouldslowtheirreactiontime. But in order to drivesafely, it’s necessary to keepyourfocus on the road. Texting is too distracting and can’t be donesafelywhiledriving. Whiledrivingunder the influence of alcohol is illegal, laws ___32 ___ texting and driving are not yet widelyimplemented and even if theywere, the laws may be difficult to enforce. So the nexttime you need to send a textwhiledriving, find a place to pullover. You’ll be improving the safety of the road for bothyourself and the otherdrivers.
【題組】28. (A) not morethan (B) no morethan (C) no lessthan (D) no muchthan
Sherry Yeh 高三下 (2016/06/23 22:34) no more than = only
<2> Are you for or againstdeathpenalty? In countrieswhere it is stilllegal, it remains a
controversialissue. There are countlessargumentsragingabout.
For those who are for deathpenalty, the only 21 punishment for a killer is
execution, whichstops the killerfromkillingagain. Justicedemandsthateachpersonrespect the rights and freedom of everyotherperson, or 22 for not doing so. A
killer who took the life of anotherpersongives up his right to life. Why should the taxes be
paid by taxpayers to keep a killeralive? 23 , for those who are againstdeathpenalty,
killing the killer is a crime in itself. In somecases, murder is committed not because of
cruelty but out of anger or fear. Everyonemakesmistakes and deserves a secondchance.
Besides, the idea 24 deathpenaltystopscriminalsfromcommittingmurder is
doubtful. No study has beenable to show the fear of deathpenaltystopssomeonefromcommittingmurder 25otherforms of punishments.
Whateveryouropinions on deathpenalty are, no doubtcontroversywillstill be at the
center of the topic.
【題組】25. (A) no lessthan (B) any more (C) as much as (D) muchmore