I. Pictures 看圖辨義 – 28% 每題7分
Listen to the questions. Then choose the best answer according to each picture.
For questions number 1 and 2, please look at picture A.
1. What is the man doing?
A. He is saying something embarrassing.
B. He is asking the woman to marry him. (2/16)
C. He is acting astonished.
D. He is showing her something he found.
2. What does the man hope the woman will do?
A. Accept his proposal. (2/16)
B. Pretend to act astonished.
C. Settle for a cheap ring.
D. Consult with her family first.
For questions number 3 and 4, please look at picture B.
3. Why is the teacher happy?
A. Because she is at a fun program.
B. Because she is flying a helicopter.
C. Because her student wrote an impressive essay. (2/16)
D. Because her dictionary accepted her proposal.
4. What might the teacher say next?
A. This will ensure your failure.
B. Give me an entrance exam.
C. You can vouch for my character.
D. This score should boost your grade. (2/18)
II. Best Response 最佳回應句 –
Choose the best response to each question or statement.
5. If you’re a would-be detective, you should go to Whidbey Island, Washington. (2/21)
A. You can get a packet of information.
B. You can be a murderer for the weekend.
C. You can meet some friendly residents on the island.
D. You can be a sleuth and solve a crime.
6. The White Hat hacker discovered a flaw with our company’s website. (2/24)
A. He is an unsung hero to all of us.
B. He sent chills down my spine.
C. He made a deal with a criminal syndicate.
D. He used to wear a leotard.
7. If you visit Belize, you can swim with the rays and nurse sharks. (2/28)
A. If you like to go scuba diving.
B. If you’re an adventurous person.
C. If you like to look at delicate corals.
D. If you want to admire the rock formations.
8. Heather hopes to attain her goal of being the top student in her class. (2/18)
A. She is producing a lot of endorphins.
B. She has a positive, contagious spirit.
C. She is working hard to boost her grades.
D. She has assessed her strong points.
9. After our vacation, dad calculated all of our expenses. (2/3)
A. We spent too much money on property taxes.
B. We should have bought more groceries.
C. We spent exactly what we had expected to spend.
D. We didn’t make any big purchases.
III. Short Conversations 簡短會話
Listen to the conversations. Then answer the questions.
M: Have you met our new boss yet?
W: Yes, she seems like an educated woman.
M: How can you tell?
W: I had a conversation with her, and she’s very sharp.
Q: What is true about the boss?
A. She has a university degree.
B. She is an intelligent woman.
C. She can be rude to others.
D. She likes to chat with employees.
W: I am having major surgery tomorrow.
M: How long will you be in the hospital?
W: For a week. What am I going to do?
M: I’ll bring you some good books to pass the time.
Q: Why will the man bring the woman some books?
A. So she won’t be bored.
B. So she can get better soon.
C. Because she likes to read.
D. Because she wants to go home.
M: Why are you trembling, Sarah?
W: I just saw a scary movie.
M: Well, you shouldn’t watch things that frighten you.
W: I know. Now I can’t sleep!
Q: How did the movie affect Sarah?
A. She is sleeping more.
B. She is shaking with fear.
C. She is laughing a lot.
D. She is crying loudly.
M: Why are you wearing that? We’re going out to eat!
W: So? Which restaurant are we going to?
M: The Waterfront. So you should change your clothes.
W: Point taken. I’ll put on my nice dress.
Q: Why does the woman change her clothes?
A. Because she doesn’t like the clothes she’s wearing.
B. Because she likes fancy clothes.
C. Because she wants to make the man angry.
D. Because she agrees with the man’s suggestion.
IV. Short Talk 短文
Listen to the passage. Then choose the best answer for each question.
Are you an aspiring author who wants to publish a book? Many people are curious about the self-publishing process, which is gaining popularity. Self-publishing means that you publish your own book. With today's technology, you can literally write, edit, and publish a standard type book at a cheap cost. In fact, if you go through the self-publishing process, your book can be delivered to you in less than a week. Self- publishing means that you don’t have to hire a literary agent, so it will save you a lot of money and time. And, you can be your own boss when you self-publish.
14. Why are many authors self-publishing?
A. Because it’s an easy process.
B. Because they don’t like literary agents.
C. Because it is a long process.
D. Because they are bad authors.
15. How does technology help self-publishers?
A. It helps them become popular with bookstores.
B. It makes the publishing job faster.
C. It connects them with literary agents.
D. It teaches them new techniques.
16. What is not true about self-publishing?
A. A literary agent is not necessary.
B. You can edit your own book.
C. It takes a long time to get your book published.
D. Many people are interested in it.