BASEjumping is a dangeroussportthatinvolvesjumping off a tallbuilding or otherhighstructureswith a
parachute. It has becomepopularwiththosecrazypeople who are constantlylooking for new and excitingthings to do,
and because it is so dangerous, it is considered an “extremesport.”
The name is an acronymthatstands for the fourcategories of launchpoints for a BASEjump: buildings, antennae,
spans(bridges) and earth(cliffs). Once a BASEjumper has completed a jumpfromeach of the categories, they are
awarded a “BASEnumber,” whichqualifiesthem as a recognizedBASEjumper.
According to the GuinnessBook of Records, the firstofficialBASEjump was done in 1984 by CarlBoenish in
Norway. Sincethen, manypeoplehavebecomeBASEjumpers, and althoughsaferequipment has helpedreducefatalities, manypeople are stillinjured and killedeveryyearwhileBASEjumping. Unluckily, CarlBoenish was killed
two daysafter his firstBASEjump as he tried to repeat it, provingjust how dangerous it is. There are no reliablestatistics on the number of peoplekilled and injuredwhileBASEjumping, but it is certainlymoredangerousthanskydiving. That is the reason why it is consideredillegal in manycountries.
In conclusion, BASEjumping is not a sport for everyone and is somethingthatmostpeople, including me, wouldneverconsiderdoing. I believethat you must be a littledisturbed to do it. 【題組】49. Which of the followingstatements is an opinion, not a fact?
(A) I believe you must be a littledisturbed to do it.
(B) BASE is an acronymthatstands for the fourcategories of launchpoints for a BASEjump.
(C) The firstofficialBASEjump was done in 1984 by CarlBoenish in Norway.
(D) A “BASEnumber” is given to qualify a person as a recognizedBASEjumper.
吳小帆 國三上 (2016/08/23 16:39) wouldneverconsiderdoing. I believethat you must be a littledisturbed to do it.
42 Anna: Do you likeswimming?
Laura: Yes, I’ve beenlearning it for threeyears.
Laura: Far from it.
(A)I’m sick and tired of it.
(B)I wonder how far the swimmingpool is.
(C)Pleaseshow me how to swim.
(D)I think you must be a goodswimmer now.
阿成 大二上 (2013/04/06 15:49) far是遠的意思 from 是從;始於的意思 這裡的it其實不只是指稱代名詞，有時候並無實質意思． 整句連在.....觀看完整全文，請先登入
POP 高二上 (2014/06/24 11:40) 你喜歡游泳嗎？ 是阿，我已經學了三年了 。 我想你現在應該是個游泳好手了！ 還差得遠呢
III. Grammar (從備選答案中選出一個錯誤的用法) (10%) 【題組】5. (A) You mustwear a motorcyclehelmet to avoid a fine and be safe on the road.
(B) Davidtooksomemoney out of his bankaccount, which he had openedlastweek.
(C) Both of the threegirls had a testsoon, but theystillwanted to see thatmovie.
In the late 1990s scientistsbegan to noticechanges in YellowstoneNationalPark. Treesthat had stoppedgrowing for yearsbegan to growagain. Animalsstartedbehavingdifferently. Scientistsbelieve it is the wolvesthathavecausedthesechanges.
Wolvesused to live in Yellowstone. But manypeoplethoughtwolveswouldkillanimalskept on farms, such as cows and sheep, and theywouldharmcrops, too. In 1926 the lastwolf in Yellowstone was killed.
For the next 70 yearsYellowstone did not have any wolves. Scientistsdecided to bringthemback to the area in 1995. The U.S. Fish and WildlifeServicebrought in 15 graywolvesfromCanada. Todaybetween 250 and 300 wolveslive in Yellowstone—and theyhavealreadylefttheirmark.
Wolveshavebeenhunting and eating elk. The elk leftovers (驯鹿被吃剩的部分) providefood for animalssuch as bears. Withfewer elk, plants can growbetter and taller. This new plantgrowthprovidesmoretrees for birds and moreplantfood for beavers. The number of beavers in northernYellowstone has increasegreatlysincewolveswerereintroduced.
Wolveshavesuch a big effect on Yellowstonebecausethey are a keystonespecies (物种). Keystonespecies are species on which a largenumber of otherplants and animalsdepend. The removal of a keystonespecies can lead to the death of otherspecies.
However, not everyone is happywith the wolves’ return. Farmerswant to limit the number of wolves in the area, because if there are too manywolves, they may have not onlytheircows and sheepkilled by wolves, but alsotheircats, dogs, and horses.
Still, manyscientistsbelievethatYellowstone is starting to lookmorelike it did beforepeoplebegan to killwolvesthere.
【題組】48. It seems to be a wisedecision to havebroughtwolvesback to Yellowstonebecause ____.
(A) wolves can depend on themselves to findfood (B) a nationalparkshouldintroduceforeignanimals (C) a nationalparkshouldhavedifferentkinds of animals (D) wolves are necessary for manyotheranimals and plants to live