V. 閱測: 32%, 共16題
Freerice is a freeonlinegame and learningtool, whichallowsplayers to raiserice to fightworldhungerwhilelearningthrougheducational, multiple-choicegames. For everyquestion the useranswerscorrectly, 10 grains of rice are donated to the WorldFoodProgramme.
The ingeniousideabehindFreericecame to JohnBreen as he was trying to help his son study for the SAT, a collegeentranceexam in America. A computerprogrammer, Breendeveloped a computer-based, multiple-choicequiz to help his son buildvocabulary. The quiz is designed to adjust to the user’s vocabularylevel so thatquestions are challenging yet not too difficult. Breen, alsopassionateaboutendingworldhunger, soonrealizedthatputting the quizonlinecould aid thisimportantcause.
Currently, besidesEnglishvocabulary, the availablesubjectsincludemultiplicationtables, pre-algebra, chemicalsymbols, Englishgrammar, SAT, basicforeignlanguagevocabulary for Englishspeakers, humananatomy, geography, the identification of famousartwork, and literature. Totalscore is displayed as a mound of rice and the amount of grains.
One monthafter the start of the viralmarketingprogram, users had earnedenoughpoints for one billiongrains of rice. The UnitedNation’s WorldFoodProgramstatedthatthisamountcouldfeed 50,000 people for one day, since it takes 400 grams or about 19,200 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day. Usingthiscalculation, enoughrice was donated in 2008 to feedover 6,000 peopledaily for each day of thatyear. Since its operation, as of April 3, 2013, Freericeplayers had earnedsufficientrice for over 10 millionmeals, assuming 2 meals per day. Sinceplayers are constantlyclicking, Freerice can feedabout 100 families of foureach day if we get 6 milliongrains of riceevery day.
【題組】62. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
(A) One billiongrains of rice is enough to feed 60,000 people for one day.
(B) It takesabout 400 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day.
(C) Ricedonated in 2008 was sufficient for over 10 millionmeals.
(D) It takes 6 milliongrains of rice to feedabout 100 families of foureach day.
Miyazaki is one of animation’s mostadmired and successfuldirectors. He saidFridaythat at the age of 72, he now wants to do otherthingsbesidesslavingawayover his drawings to meetfeaturefilmdeadlines.
“Thiswillneverhappenagain,” Miyazakisaid at the conclusion of a nearly 2-hour-longnewsconference in which he shared his thoughts on everythingfrom war to Italiancuisine, one of his favorites.
The co-founder of StudioGhiblisaid he hopes to work for anotherdecade, but at a slowerpacethatmightallow him to perhapseventakeSaturdays off.
Amongotherthings, he plans to work on his GhibliMuseum, where he says the exhibitsneedrefreshing. “I mightevenbecome an exhibitmyself,” he said.
Whileavoiding the limelight, Miyazakihasn’t shiedawayfromcontroversy. In the past few months, his outspokenopposition to efforts to reviseJapan’s pacifistconstitution has drawnfirefromrightists who favor a higherprofile for the military.
Miyazaki’s heartfeltaversion to war is nothing new: He stayedawayfrom the AcademyAwardsceremonywhereSpiritedAway was awarded an Oscar for BestAnimatedFeatureFilm, saying he found it hard to celebrate “because of the deeply sad eventstakingplace in the world” – a reference to the war in Iraq.
Miyazaki has usedtraditionalanimationthroughout the animationprocess, thoughcomputer-generatedimagery was employedstartingwithPrincessMononoke. However, in his 2008 filmPonyo, Miyazakiwentback to traditionalhand-drawnanimation. Miyazaki’s own careercenters on gruelinghardwork: Miyazaki has mostlyeschewedcomputergraphics for painstakinglyhand-drawnanimation.
Miyazaki’s success has helpedkeepJapan one of the world’s biggestmarkets for animation. His sale of worldwidedistributionrights for StudioGhibli’s works to WaltDisneyStudios in 1996 helped win him a globalaudience.
Miyazaki’s filmsgenerallyportray a fantasyworld in whichtechnology is eclipsed by mysticism and nature. “Miyazaki’s extraordinaryvisionunitesromanticism and humanism,” saidMarcoMueller, the 2005 director of the VeniceFilmFestival. “The sense of wonderthat his filmstransmitreawakens the sleepingbeauty in all of us.”
20. I am delighted to extend a specialwelcome to our distinguishedguests who have _____
accepted the invitation to participate in thisactivity.
(A) painstakingly (B) graciously (C) functionally (D) potentially