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科目:英文  

I.
Choose the correct word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined word or phrase, or fill in the blanks. (30%)
1.
I find it more          to buy a monthly train ticket than to pay for each ride each day.
A. economy
B. economic
C. economized
D. economical
   
2.
Every week Mr. Evans made a          covering the essential sums he would have to spend.
A. beneficiary
B. schedule
C. list
D. budget
   
3.
This site will attract many home buyers because of the advantages for the         .
A. commute
B. commuting
C. commuted
D. commuter
 
4.
The distressing fact is that we are all          to natural disasters.
A. injure
B. wound
C. feeble-minded
D. vulnerable
 
5.
The          made from a piece of paper is the symbol of the democratic way of choosing leaders.
A. ticket
B. voting
C. bill
D. ballot
 
6.
You need to prepare your speech thoroughly if you want to avoid stage          .
A. fear
B. afraid
C. fright
D. frightening
 
7.
A          takes place when two disparate computer companies become one.
A. integrate
B. integrated
C. merger
D. merge
   
8.
Judging from the popularity of books on dieting, one would think an          of obesity is sweeping the nation.
A. epiphany
B. infection
C. epidemic
D. affliction
 
9.
The term that describes governmental income from which public expenses are met is         .
A. deficit
B. surplus
C. revenue
D. liability
 
10. The deaths of two          twins following unprecedented surgery to separate them has prompted an outpouring of the grief around the world.
A. joined
B. connected
C. conjoined
D. integrated
 
11.
A: Let's introduce Teresa to Bob. I think they'd like each other.
B: Great idea. They both like reading and music.
They share the same interests, right?
A. put up with each other
B. do something on their own
C. get along with each other
D. have a lot in common
 
12.
Please summarize the whole report briefly.
A. in detail
B. in vain
C. with a pinch of salt
D. in a nutshell
 
13.
A: Do you know what happened last night?
B: I don't have the slightest idea about what happened last night.
A. say the least
B. don't make it up
C. hit it off
D. have no clue
 
14.
A: We should have gone to Spain for vacation.
B: That may be true         , but we're in Thailand now, so let's try to enjoy it.
A. beyond my comprehension
B. in depth
C. at stake
D. in hindsight
 
15.
I don't think you have grasped the major concepts of the entire book.
A. taken hold of
B. come down with
C. fed up with
D. understood
 
II.
From the underlined words or phrases, identify the one that is not correct. (20%)
 
1.
Helen suggests that Steven has the best Chinese food when he visits
         A                  B       C                          D
Taiwan.
 
2.
You play the cello with a bow like you do the violin.
     A              B           C       D
 
3.
When the weather is warm, or during exercise strenuous, the sweat
 A               B                          C
glands increase their production.
          D
 
4.
According experts, 60,000 cubic feet of earth was thrown into the air
         A                          B                           C
in the explosion of Mount St. Helens.
         D
 
5.
It took a while for Sara to get used to live in Taipei.
 A   B                       C                D
 
6.
James successfully integrates two computer networks developing
                       A                      B         C
for disparate systems
 D
 
7.
Richard Hawkins, whose a straight-A graduate student, works as a
                   A                   B                 C
part-time software programmer.
                       D
 
8.
Being rushed toward land, these seismic waves destroy small
     A                                   B      C
islands and ships in their path.
                  D
 
9.
Susan told her father that it had taken a lot longer to study
        A                        B
abroad than she expected.
         C         D
 
10.
A typical high school student spends two hours to study daily.
     A                          B                  C       D
 
III.
Cloze (20%)
     The drink 1.       the most appeal for Americans is still coffee, but coffee 2.       had better 3.       the instant forms. Greedy for customers and 4.       they won't lose them, companies will put their product in any instant form - liquid, powder, chips - and the coffee drinker, aware of his misfortune, finds it 5.       to avoid some of the more wretched instant products. The harsh fact is 6.       an enormous quantity of instant coffee is being sold, no doubt 7.       the popular demand 8.       convenience. A keg of real coffee may become a museum piece 9.       more and more people opt 10.       instant coffee.
1.
A. in B. at C. for D. with
2.
A. addict B. addiction C. addicted D. addicts
3.
A. cautious B. being wary of C. worried D. be wary of
4.
A. confidence B. confidently C. confidential D. confident
5.
A. hardly B. difficulty C. difficultly D. hard
6.
A. what B. which C. that D. if
 
7. A. nourish B. nourishing C. to nourish D. nourished
8. A. at B. in C. for D. with
9. A. like B. so C. as D. along
10. A. at B. in C. for D. with
IV.
Matching: Fill in the blanks with those words selected from the group below. (20%)
(A) architect (B) comprehend (C) excessive
(D) rapid (E) attract (F) repetition
(G) occupant (H) awkward (I) Despite
(J) If (K) thrifty (L) possible
(M) undernourished (N) promote (O) squander
 
Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to the article in the school newspaper, "Cafeteria Needs More Customers."If the new cafeteria is to 1.       more students. I believe the menu should be changed. It would be a good idea to avoid the 2.       of the same old sandwiches, soups, and desserts. I think it might be 3.       to offer some ethnic foods like pizza, tacos, and bagels. Students also enjoy eating rice dishes and curries. The dietician could 4.       good eating habits for 5.       students by serving milk instead of soft drinks. I will admit the low prices allow the students to be 6.       .
 
I find that the cafeteria is an 7.       place in which to eat. 8.       the large size of the room, the 9.       has designed a very low ceiling. As a result, the noise level is 10.       , so it is difficult to have relaxing conversation. I hope the school authorities will make the cafeteria more inviting to the students.
   
Sincerely,
Robert Jarvis
V.
Reading Comprehension (10%)
 
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   McDonald's, the giant fast food chain and one of the largest purchasers of beef, chicken, and pork in the world, will order its considerable chain of meat suppliers to stop putting antibiotic growth promoters in its products. This seemingly tiny step could
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literally mean that thousands upon thousands of potentially harmful antibiotics will no longer be used to promote quick but unnatural growth in U.S. farm animals. The European Union already banned the importation of U.S. beef to its markets and deemed it harmful for human consumption. Food scientists and an increasingly concerned
10
public rightly fear that the addition of even small amounts of antibiotics in animal feed will lead the bacteria in the animals to evolve and mutate into new drug-resistant forms that are immune to treatment with bacteria. Medical research also indicates that frequent human consumption of growth-enhanced fast food may
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seriously limit the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans. Recent outbreaks of previously unknown diseases such as Ebola and SARS that are resistant to antibiotics are a threat to public health in the world that is much more serious than the lowly greed and profiteering of fast-food chains. Compared to these recent
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pandemics, speeding animal growth for quick profit is not to be considered a high priority. Moreover, some activists are also skeptical about the policy of accepting the limited use of antibiotics for animal disease control that may eventually lead to overuse of antibiotics in animals.
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   Nevertheless, and despite the unrelenting pressure of consumer advocacy groups on McDonald's to stop putting potentially harmful growth promoters in its products, the food giant conducted a heated public relations campaign to show that its latest decision was taken because the company is concerned for the public good. Some McDonald's
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executives said that they hope the announcement will make a turning point in the way U.S. farmers raise their animals. In its daily ads on American TV, the image McDonald's would like to project about itself to U.S. consumers is that of a friendly neighborhood store with the motto "we love to see you smile." McDonald's likes also to show itself as
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a food industry leader on several issues its customers care about such as animal welfare, recycling, and now antibiotic growth promoters. Trying very hard to put a good face on the recent public outcry over its profit-making practices, McDonald's "so-called" Senior Director for Social Responsibility stated, "We would like to be a catalyst for
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change in an industry that is wide on antibiotic use".
1.
What is the main idea of this article?
A. The overuse of antibiotics in humans needs to be reduced.
B. Efforts to speed the growth of animals should be prioritized in order to meet the demand.
C. McDonald's will reject all types of antibiotics used in animals.
D. McDonald's will tell meat suppliers to stop antibiotics use.
 
2.
What arguments support McDonald's policy?
A. Participants in McDonald's effort become the model that in fact supports this policy.
B. The use of antibiotics as growth promoters has increased recently.
C. McDonald's has been a fast-food industry leader.
D. The overuse of antibiotics in animals influences the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans.
 
3.
According to this article, which of the following statements is true?
A. The prevalent use of growth promoters on U.S. farms will not cause ineffective drug treatment in people.
B. The resistance to antibiotics in drug treatment in Europe has increased.
C. McDonald's policy will be put into practice solely in the United States.
D. Some activists are concerned that the use of antibiotics for animal disease control will cause the overuse of antibiotics in animals.
 
4.
In line 29, the word "catalyst" implies that McDonald's wants to
A. be the mediator between meant suppliers and consumers.
B. be the activist that protects human rights.
C. be the representative that dominates the fast-food industry.
D. be the agent of change that provokes or speeds up significant improvements in antibiotics use in animals.
   
5.
The author's attitude toward the development of McDonald's policy is
A. optimistic
B. neutral
C. pessimistic
D. sarcastic
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