四月 30, 2012


Listening Section

I. Pictures 看圖辨義 每題1Listen to the questions. Then choose the best answer according to each picture.


1. ______

2. ______

II. Best Response 最佳回應句 每題1

Choose the best response to each question or statement.

3. A. Yeah, they need to add more depth.

B. He didn’t have time to go to the gallery.

C. They must have used colored pencils.

D. Yeah, his attention to detail is rare.

4. A. It’s a feasible location.

B. Parking is a real nuisance.

C. Their hospitality is incredible.

D. They tend to be overcooked.

5. A. They have a lot of easy rules.

B. That’s why they win their matches.

C. They’re winning statistics are quite high.

D. They’re pretty famous for their uniforms.

III. Short Conversations 簡短會話 1

Listen to the conversations. Then answer the questions.

6. A. Talk to her about her husband.

B. Start a new business.

C. Make her happier.

D. Have coffee.

7. A. It belonged to his grandmother.

B. Its problems can’t be fixed.

C. Its design is complicated.

D. It keeps accurate time.

8. A. She’s clear about what she wants.

B. She’s eager to adopt children.

C. She’s not being rational.

D. She’s wasting her life.

IV. Short Talk 短文 每題1

Listen to the talk. Then choose the best answer to each question.

9. A. A tourist destination in Africa.

B. A very fast runner.

C. A long and difficult sport.

D. A race through a busy city.

10. A. There is a lot of water to be found.

B. There aren’t many people living there.

C. It is the hottest place in the world.

D. It is the site of the world’s oldest marathon.

Reading Section

I. Vocabulary & Phrases 詞彙與慣用語 – 10% 每題1

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentences.

11. The __________ taste of the food stopped me from trying it again.
A. bizarre B. delicate
C. numb D. whimsical

12. The __________ student liked to hide items that his teacher needed in the classroom.
A. miserable B. mischievous
C. obedient D. profitable

13. Through __________ listening, it’s hard to grasp the complicated concept.
A. rewarding B. additive
C. sheer D. normal

14. In __________ times, a knight’s main duty was to protect the weak and the innocent.
A. medieval B. strenuous
C. wealthy D. sensitive

15. Going backpacking is a good way to explore the different __________ of a city.
A. vowels B. facets
C. muses D. odds

16. Far away from home, I truly miss the __________ meals Mom used to cook for me.
A. hearty B. customary
C. intricate D. steady

17. After __________ in the office all day, I just wanted to go home and take a hot bath.
A. laboring B. refreshing
C. unifying D. enlarging

18. The temperature drops __________ in the mountains when night falls. You’ll need a blanket to keep yourself warm.
A. initially B. periodically
C. drastically D. accurately

19. The school tour to local tribes __________ the students’ knowledge of cultural differences.
A. enriches B. casts
C. inhales D. appreciates

20. In the past, Chinese often showed more __________ for the eldest son in the family than for the other kids.
A. affection B. paradigm
C. popularity D. warning

III. Reading Comprehension 閱讀理解 8% 每題1

Read the paragraph. Then answer the questions.

People in some countries play music on very unusual instruments.

For example, bagpipes are named for a bag that the player pumps or blows air into. The player squeezes the bag to push air out through several pipes, one of which has finger holes that are used to play the melody. The other pipes play a sustained note called a drone, which is the harmony. Most people think bagpipes are Scottish, but people play them in many countries in Europe, as well as southwest Asia and northern Africa.

There are 2,000-year-old Australian aboriginal cave paintings that show people playing the didgeridoo, and some claim that it originated 40,000 years ago. Didgeridoos are long wooden tubes made from hollow trees. Players use a technique called circular breathing, inhaling through their noses while they blow into the instrument.

American inventor Benjamin Franklin observed that rubbing one’s wet fingers over the rims of glasses produced a variety of notes, depending on the glasses’ sizes. This observation inspired his “glass armonica,” a long tube with wine glasses mounted along it. Pressing a foot pedal spins the tube so that the player can create intricate melodies by touching the glasses.

21. Why was this article probably written?

A. To teach new information.

B. To warn about a dangerous habit.

C. To persuade people to study music.

D. To express an opinion about musical styles.

22. What special technique is used to play the didgeridoo?

A. Moving the instrument in a circle.

B. Playing more than one note at once.

C. Breathing in and out at the same time.

D. Pumping air from a bag into the instrument.

23. How is a bagpipe similar to a glass armonica?

A. They use long notes as a harmony.

B. You blow air into them to play them.

C. People use their hands to play them.

D. They were invented in the same place.

Neatly painted white farmhouses and well-kept barns rest among the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. And no power lines ruin the scenic views. This is Amish country, where "Plain People" have lived a simple life for nearly 300 years. Today about 30,000 Old Order Amish live in Lancaster County, driving their horse-drawn black buggies along the roads. Here you can glimpse what rural life was like 100 years ago – and thoroughly enjoy it!

Start exploring in the small, colorful city of Lancaster, founded in 1710. Take the walking tour through the heart of the old city. A guide dressed in costume will share stories from the city's history. Don’t forget to visit the Central Market where the locals go to shop. This market, the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in the country, has fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and baked goods. You should also pick up some of the lovely Amish handicrafts, such as pillow covers and quilts. And try some Pennsylvania Dutch treats, like their delicious pies. The Amish sometimes eat these pies for breakfast!

24. Who would most like to visit Lancaster?

A. Someone who plays sports.

B. Someone who likes history.

C. Someone who enjoys music.

D. Someone who likes the beach.

25. What can you buy at the Central Market?

A. Food and cloth items.

B. Books and movies.

C. Buggies and bicycles.

D. Computers and cellphones.

The Tarahumara are an ancient tribe that lived in Mexico long before the Spanish conquered it. In their mountain homes, they preserved many aspects of their culture, such as traditional clothing. Tarahumara women’s outfits consist of skirts and koyera, colorful scarves worn on their heads. Many Tarahumara men prefer modern clothing, but they also wear traditional outfits: a koyera and a short skirt with a wide belt.

The Tarahumara diet consists mostly of corn, which they grow themselves. They also grow beans and zucchini for food and raise cattle, which they eat on special occasions. They supplement their diet with potatoes, fruit, wild roots and deer, which they catch by chasing them until the animals collapse from exhaustion.

Dancing plays a prominent role in Tarahumara society. Most families host dance parties, small and large, throughout the year. The dutuburi dance features women dancing in a curved line and men moving backward and forward in a straight line facing them. In the peyote dance, men and women follow two leaders in dancing around a fire and periodically shouting.

Tarahumara culture has withstood enormous social changes throughout history, and it must continue to do so if it is to survive in the future.

26. Which of the following titles would best fit this article?

A. Life of the Tarahumara.

B. Traditional Mexican Dances.

C. Ancient Tribes and How They Live Today.

D. The Tarahumara: Mexico’s Foot Runners.

27. How do the Tarahumara get most of their food?

A. By hunting deer.

B. By farming corn.

C. By winning races.

D. By dancing for money.

28. Who participates in Tarahumara dances?

A. Only men are allowed to participate.

B. Only children dance; the adults just watch them.

C. Men and women participate and do all the same steps.

D. Men and women participate but do different steps for some dances.

II. Cloze Test 綜合測驗 – 20% 每題迴響 (0) │ 引用 (0)月考試題