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搜尋:plight

39 The passage mainly discusses the plight of _________ species.
(A)endangered
(B)endangering
(C)is endangered
(D)being endangering

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答案:A
難度:適中
最佳解!
Tina Ho 高二上 (2012/02/19)     6    
endangered: 這裡.....看完整詳解
1F
葉玉琴 大二上 (2011/10/12)     1    

plight1
KK [plaɪt] DJ [plait]
境況; 困境, 苦境[C][S1]
2F
林杰 高一上 (2012/02/18)     1    


為啥是A阿

 

一、 文意字彙: (每題 1 分,共 15 分,請根據文意選出一個最佳的答案)
【題組】5. A government minister from U.K. made a(n) ______ early this year; she gave the gift of a watch to the mayor of Taipei in good will, but ended up breaking local cultural norms because clocks are considered a symbol of death in Chinese culture.
(A) incentive
(B) paradox
(C) plight
(D) blunder

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答案:D
難度:非常困難
(二) In 1978, as I applied to study film at the University of Illinois, my father vehemently objected. He quoted me a statistic: “Every year, 50,000 performers compete for 200 available roles on Broadway.” Against his advice, I boarded a flight to the U.S. This strained our relationship. In the two decades following, we exchanged less than a hundred phrases in conversation. 
    Some years later, when I graduated film school, I came to comprehend my father’s concern. It was nearly unheard of for a Chinese newcomer to make it in the American film industry. Beginning in 1983, I struggled through six years of agonizing, hopeless uncertainty. Much of the time, I was helping film crews with their equipment or working as editor’s assistant, among other miscellaneous duties. My most painful experience involved shopping a screenplay at more than thirty different production companies, and being met with harsh rejection each time. 
    That year, I turned 30. There’s an old Chinese saying: “At 30, one stands firm.” Yet, I couldn’t even support myself. What could I do? Keep waiting, or give up my moviemaking dream? My wife gave me invaluable support. 
    My wife was my college classmate. She was a biology major, and after graduation, went to work for a small pharmaceutical research lab. Her income was terribly modest. At the time, we already had our elder son, Haan, to raise. To appease my own feelings of guilt, I took on all housework – cooking, cleaning, taking care of our son – in addition to reading, reviewing films and writing scripts. Every evening after preparing dinner, I would sit on the front steps with Haan, telling him stories as we waited for his mother – the heroic huntress – to come home with our sustenance.       This kind of life felt rather undignified for a man. At one point, my in-laws gave their daughter (my wife) a sum of money, intended as start-up capital for me to open a Chinese restaurant – hoping that a business would help support my family. But my wife refused the money. When I found out about this exchange, I stayed up several nights and finally decided: This dream of mine is not meant to be. I must face reality. 
    Afterward (and with a heavy heart), I enrolled in a computer course at a nearby community college. At a time when employment trumped all other considerations, it seemed that only a knowledge of computers could quickly make me employable. For the days that followed, I descended into malaise. My wife, noticing my unusual demeanor, discovered a schedule of classes tucked in my bag. She made no comment that night. 
    The next morning, right before she got in her car to head off to work, my wife turned back and – standing there on our front steps – said, “Ang, don’t forget your dream.” 
    And that dream of mine – drowned by demands of reality – came back to life. As my wife drove off, I took the class schedule out of my bag and slowly, deliberately tore it to pieces. And tossed it in the trash.
     Sometime after, I obtained funding for my screenplay, and began to shoot my own films. And after that, a few of my films started to win international awards. Recalling earlier times, my wife confessed, “I’ve always believed that you only need one gift. Your gift is making films. There are so many people studying computers already. They don’t need an Ang Lee to do that. If you want that golden statue, you have to commit to the dream.” 
    And today, I’ve finally won that golden statue. I think my own perseverance and my wife’s immeasurable sacrifice have finally met their reward. And I am now more assured than ever before: I must continue making films. You see, I have this never-ending dream.

【題組】66. What is true about Ang Lee and his movie dream?
(A) His dream once left him and his father estranged from each other.
(B) Though not directing in the beginning, he made a good start by selling screenplays.
(C) In spite of the financial plight, he never thought about giving it up.
(D) Those years of staying home doing housework have later inspired his cinematic works.

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答案:A
難度:適中
Elephants are one of the most intriguing and wonderful animals on earth. The elephant is the largest mammal, (26)______ up to 5 meters in height and 5,000 kgs in weight. This extraordinary creature is unusual even before birth. The mother elephant carries her unborn baby for the (27)______ of 22 months, which is the longest period of time among all mammals. A newborn baby elephant can be one meter tall and weigh 135 kilograms. The elephant family is (28)______. Right after the baby is born, some adult female relatives will (29)______ to take care of the newborn until it reaches (30)______. In the elephant herd, the older and the stronger (31)______ protect the younger and the weaker.   Believe it or not, elephants are (32)______ vegetarians. Grass, small branches, and bark from trees are among their favorite foods. An adult elephant spends 16 hours a day more or less collecting food, and it can (33)______ 300 to 600 pounds of food each day!   Sadly, this adorable animal is on the edge of extinction. Human activities have done damage to the elephants’ natural habitat. (34)______, many elephants fall victim to poachers seeking their ivory tusks. (35)______ we take immediate action to protect them from extinction, it is very likely that our children will not see elephants roaming in the wild 20 years from now.
【題組】27 (  )
(A) duration 
(B) plight 
(C) bush 
(D) lecture

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答案:A
難度:非常困難
385. A government minister from U.K. made a(n) ______ early this year; she gave the gift of a watch to the mayor of Taipei in good will, but ended up breaking local cultural norms because clocks are considered a symbol of death in Chinese culture.
(A) incentive
(B) paradox
(C) plight
(D) blunder

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答案:D
難度:適中