- Dec 31 Tue 2013 19:25
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( ) Paparazzi, meaning a buzzing insect in Italian, are freelance photographers who doggedly pursue _____ to take candid pictures for sale to magazines and newspapers.
(A) celebrities (B) communists (C) consultants (D) criminals
- Dec 29 Sun 2013 19:02
( ) John said he would avenge Mary’s wronged family.
(A) John said he would bravely defend Mary’s family at any cost.
(B) John said he would take revenge for the wrong thing that Mary’s family had done.
(C) John said he would fight back against the wrongdoing of Mary’s family.
(D) John said he would inflict pain on anyone who had wronged Mary’s family.
- Dec 29 Sun 2013 10:19
(A)令 (B)函 (C)咨 (D)公告
(A)函 (B)簽 (C)呈 (D)書函
- Dec 28 Sat 2013 09:17
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From a historical perspective, successful intercultural
communication has been an exception rather than a rule. The history
of humankind details an ongoing antipathy and hostility toward those
- Dec 27 Fri 2013 21:04
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- Dec 23 Mon 2013 10:07
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閱讀測驗是許多考生的障礙和困擾，只要你擁有答題技巧,就無須煩惱，反而會是你得分關鍵。例如在此篇文章的第一段中，有提到” Scandinavia” (斯堪的納維亞)、”inhabitant” (居民)、” the 9th century”(第9世紀) 、”increase”(增加)，所以文章一定跟”在第9世紀，斯堪的納維亞人口增加的原因”有關。
At the end of the 8th century Scandinavia had hardly more than
two million inhabitants. But from the beginning of the 9th century its
population began to increase significantly. There were several
reasons for this: on the one hand the climate was getting better; it
became warmer and thus harvests were becoming more abundant,
the people better fed and stronger. The mortality rate of the old and
infants during winter had also decreased. As the years went by,
unoccupied Scandinavian territory became harder and harder to find.
To these demographic factors certain features of Viking life must
be added: such as polygamy, which produced a large number of
children, the obligation for young men to seek their fortune
elsewhere, and Viking laws, which used exile as a punishment for
criminals. There were, therefore, many reasons to take to the sea
and chance one’s arm beyond one’s native shores.
The Vikings were a bold people, who welcomed risks and who
had a passion for voyaging abroad. In the 11th century, not far from
their coasts, a great trade route was opening up, passing through the
ports of Frisia (now Holland) and the Rhine valley. This route became
the crossroads of all commercial exchange in northern Europe.
The Vikings, attracted by all the goods which were beginning to
pass so close to them, took more and more interest in the trade.
Eventually this interest led to piracy and plunder.
( ) 1. The growth of Scandinavian population in the 9th century mainly lies in _____.
(A) the stability of the climate (B) the increase of food
(C) the decrease of old people (D) the expansion of the territory
( ) 2. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true about the Vikings?
(A) They practiced being married to only one person at a time.
(B) A family usually had many children.
(C) Young people had to stay in their hometown to work.
(D) They put the criminals in jail.
( ) 3. According to the passage, the Vikings were _____ people.
(A) skeptical (B) cruel (C) brave (D) smart
( ) 4. The purpose for the author to mention the “great trade route” is to explain _____.
(A) the Vikings’ interests in transportation
(B) the prosperity of Frisia
(C) the beginning of commercial exchange in northern Europe
(D) the adventure spirit of the Vikings
- Dec 20 Fri 2013 20:29
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( ) Customer: I cannot find Gone with the Wind on the shelves. _____
Clerk: Let me check. The computer doesn’t show that we have any copies in this store. Would you like to order one?
Customer: That won’t be necessary. Thank you.
(A) Are you sure I can get one later?
(B) Do you have a copy in stock?
(C) There must be a good book around here.
(D) You can’t promise me, can you?
- Dec 19 Thu 2013 09:59
Inspiration and insanity do have one thing __1__. Their
phenomena, like dreams, come from a part of the mind which is
beyond conscious control. Many accounts of how scientific
discoveries were made, problems solved, poems created or tunes
discovered affirm that the new idea was not consciously thought up,
but “came” to the discoverer. Often, inspiration seems most active
when the creator himself is passive. Occasionally, solutions to
problems or new inventions originate in dreams; but, far more
commonly, they appear when the creator is in a state of reverie or
daydream, letting his imagination wander where it will.
The division of the mind into two parts, one considered rational
and executive, __2__ irrational and passive, long precedes the
division into ego and unconscious which Freud made __3__. The
Latin word genius itself signified an in-dwelling life spirit which dwelt
in the head. It was believed to __4__ the form of a snake, and to be
the part of a man which survived death. Both the word genius and its
equivalent in Greek, the psyche, could equally well be replaced by
some modern phrase, like the “creative unconscious.”
( ) 1. (A) common (B) commonly (C) in common (D) out of common
( ) 2. (A) another (B) the another (C) other (D) the other
( ) 3. (A) popular (B) popularly (C) preposterous (D) preposterously
( ) 4. (A) assume (B) consume (C) presume (D) resume
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( ) Be sure _____ warm clothes with you tomorrow. It could get very cold in the mountains at this time of the year.
(B) to bring
(D) having brought
- Dec 17 Tue 2013 09:05
( ) After an hour of negotiation, the supplier and the buyer made a _____ in the price to reach a mutually beneficial deal.
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( ) Researchers probe the molecular intricacies of memory, hoping to create the brain’s own type of Viagra—the kind of chemical that reinvigorates an organ that is past its prime.
(A) Researchers try to find some way to help the brain reactivate the fading function of memory.
- Dec 15 Sun 2013 10:20
例如在此篇文章的第一段中，有提到”explorer”(探險家)、”venture” (冒險)、”economic”(經濟的) 、” nationalistic”(國家主義的)，所以文章一定跟”探險家為了經濟和國家主義而冒險”有關。
For centuries, explorers have risked their lives venturing into the