鐵路特考考古題 100年 英文
1. Geniuses don’t follow what they are taught. They often come up with______ ideas.
2. When traveling in the mountains, we had better carry a______ with us; otherwise, it is very likely that we will get lost.
3. The city government met with strong______ from residents about its proposal to build a nuclear plant in this area. In the end, the government had to drop the plan.
4. The______ sale will start tomorrow because this department store is going out of business.
5. Rock climbing can be an exciting but______ sport, so it’s important to be careful.
6. It required a big effort to make the house______. The heating system had to be replaced, several windows repaired, and one bathroom rebuilt.
7. During wartime, people often suffer terrible______, such as not enough food or fuel to keep them warm.
8. Ken: I’m going to study in the library for several hours tonight. Wendy:?______ Ken: Around 9:00 p.m. If anyone calls, take a message for me. Would you?
(A)Which library will you go?
(B)Where are you going?
(C)What are you going to study?
(D)When will you return home?
9. Peter: Would you like to stay in the Capsule Inn in Japan? Jerry:?____________I think it would be very uncomfortable. Peter: But it sounds like a fantastic experience.
(B)By all means!
(D)In no time!
10. Amy: I’m frustrated. I failed my math test. Anne:?____________This is not the end of the world. Amy: Thank you.
(A)You can count on it.
(B)You deserve it.
11. In 1983, researchers first______ HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS.
12. The police cannot break the law in order to______ it.
13. It is believed that chewing helps to______ your facial muscles.
14. American presidents are not selected directly by the people. Instead, presidential candidates compete for Electoral______votes by winning the popular vote in each state.
15. Ignoring educational experts’ professional advice last year, the government______facing a national embarrassment of educational reform failure.
16. We do have choice with our lives since we have got two lives—one we are given and the other one we make.
(A)Whatever choice we make for our lives, we should try to give and make our lives at the same time.
(B)Although we cannot choose where we come from in our lives, we can choose how to live.
(C)We certainly have choice with our two lives—one for our own and the other one for our children’s.
(D)We can choose our lifestyles because we have two lives—one in our minds and the other one for real.
17. As an experienced director, he knows how to bring all these risk management skills to bear in guiding a corporation to success.
(A)As an experienced director, he learns to risk applying these skills to lead a company to success.
(B)As an experienced director, he takes it as his own burden to lead a company to its success.
(C)As an experienced director, he applies all these skills purposefully to lead a company to success.
(D)As an experienced director, he endures risks to cultivate in himself these skills so that he may lead a company to success.
18. Jack Lang, who is renowned for his protectionist views, despises American culture as “pure entertainment.”
(A)Jack Lang is very protective of American culture, which he regards as “pure entertainment.”
(B)Jack Lang, due to his protectionism, looks down upon American culture as “pure entertainment.”
(C)Jack Lang wants to protect American culture from “pure entertainment.”
(D)Jack Lang, despite his protectionist view on American culture, is known for his distaste toward “pure entertainment.”
19. Everyone is born with dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick; illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship.
(A)All people live with the well and the sick throughout their lives, and living with the sick is the more depressing of the two.
(B)All living people are bound to have their healthy days and sick days; people are in a gloomy and annoying mood at night.
(C)All people born with dual citizenship, though sometimes lead a healthy life, see more of the dark side of life, feeling helpless.
(D)All living people go through their lives by both living in health and suffering from illness, and being sick is the less desirable of the two.
20. Oprah Winfrey’s father had concerns about his daughter making the best of her life, and would not accept anything less than what he thought was her best.
(A)Oprah Winfrey’s father only accepted the things of best quality his daughter bought him.
(B)Oprah Winfrey’s father believed in his daughter’s ability and demanded the best from her.
(C)Oprah Winfrey could make a successful career because her father always gave her the best.
(D)Oprah Winfrey had best concerns for her father, who was the most valuable treasure in her life.
21. Any public______ of this scandal would do great damage to this movie star.
22. Underemployment is______; a physicist working in a customs house is a symbol of national stagnation, not advancement.
23. Forgiveness seems its own form of revenge since it is like we have risen above what happened to us and above people who should be blamed.
(A)Forgiveness and revenge share something in common since both involve what happened to us and people who should be blamed.
(B)In a way forgiveness can be seen as revenge since it sends a message that we are somewhat superior.
(C)Both forgiveness and revenge need us to show that we are able to rise above what happened to us and above people to be blamed.
(D)Only by showing that what happened to us has had little influence on us can we claim that forgiveness is its own form of revenge.
24. The idea of good character sounds old-fashioned and patronizing, but it may be the key to some of our most entrenched social problems.
(A)To solve some of our deep-rooted social problems, we may need to resort to the traditional and somewhat condescending idea of good character.
(B)To talk about the old but fashionable idea of good character may sound patriotic, but it is the only sure way to solve some of our most cumbersome social problems.
(C)The concept of good character may have been there for a long time, but it may be the key to opening the Pandora’s Box of our society.
(D)Good character, though out-dated and rare, may be the only weapon to attack some of our most ingrained social problems.
25. What is a weed? A plant whose virtue has not been discovered.
(A)A weed will always be a weed, no matter how long it takes.
(B)A weed is called a weed because we are blind to its virtues.
(C)Once some virtues are discovered, a weed will change.
(D)We should not call a weed a weed.