關務/稅務特考考古題 104年 三等英文
1. Many cats who have spent a good deal of their time outdoors, such as _____ cats, do not seem to adjust to life indoors.
2. E-cigarettes come highly recommended for the _____ smokers to effectively fight the deadly habit.
3. We are seeking advice on how to best _____ our broken-up pool deck, hopefully making it look as before.
4. It is extremely difficult to please the _____ gourmet who has never rated a restaurant with “excellent.”
5. The website provides _____ to certain public records of the local town courts.
6. The government has instituted security regulations intended to prevent the entry of hazardous materials or _____ into the country.
7. Shipments between two countries are international _____ and must comply with applicable regulations before being cleared for entry.
8. A tax relief program _____ qualifying homeowners for increases in local property taxes on their primary residences.
9. The regulations allow you to bring back only one liter of alcoholic _____ duty-free for personal use.
10. Regulatory mandates include tariff and duty _____, security clearances, registration requirements, filings and shipment documentation.
Much has been written about
in English. At present time, the year of 2012, there are over 300 separate titles in English and many thousands of websites on the subject. Yet 25 years ago the subject was virtually unheard of in the United States and very difficult to discover amongst Western-educated Chinese. Before that there were only books written by missionaries and colonial administrators living in the nineteenth century. Western interest was probably sparked by my first book,
The Living Earth Manual of Feng shui
, which was written in 1976 when most material on
was still available only in Chinese.
did not however become “dinner party conversation” until the late 1980s, and Lillian Too did much to popularize it in the 1990s in the Western worlds. However, when interest in
did finally gather speed, because of the lack of source material, many well-meaning teachers and writers seemed to forget that it is a really precise and exacting subject, and extended it in ways not originally part of its traditional Chinese roots. Now, although any science can be extended by new research and testing, this has got to be done with a full knowledge of all that has gone before. It is sometimes forgotten that
is not a branch of interior decorating, but a practical science in its own right. To put not too fine a point on it, a lot of later-day Western
has been simplified beyond the point where it works, or has been invented or “intuited.” Often intuition has provided a key or a direction in which to look, but it is never sufficient in itself to declare “it must be so” because I feel it to be so. It therefore came as a delight and a breath of fresh air when I laid my hands on the new project about
According to the passage, which of the following is true about the bookson
(A) Before the mid-20th century, almost no one talked about
inthe United States.
(B) The missionaries and colonial administrators were strongpractitioners of
(C) The first English book on
was written by the author of thepassage.
(D) Chinese scholars in the United States began to teach people what
was in the 1970s.
12. When did
become popular among Western people?
(A) In the early 19th century.
(B) In the late 19th century.
(C) In the early 20th century.
(D) In the late 20th century.
13. According to the author, what is
(A) A dinner party conversation.
(B) An interior decoration.
(C) A practical science.
(D) A source material.
14. What does the author think about the later-day Western
(A) “It must be so” is the learning attitude for mastering the skills of
(B) The faculty of invention makes a
(C) Intuition plays a key role for a
master to look for the rightdirection.
(D) The studies of
nowadays are generally too simplified to bescientifically precise.
15. Which of the following most accurately states the main idea of thepassage?
(A) The misleading understanding of recently published books on
(B) The crucial significance and urgent need to promote the science of
(C) The personal pleasure and public demand to work on the project of
(D) The historical development and recent studies of
in theUnited States.
A Taiwanese passenger carrying bottles of cough syrup was stopped and fined by a customs officer at the entry point of an American airport. It turned out that the syrup contained opium, which was deemed illegal by the airport customs security agents. The bottles were later confiscated and the passenger was fined US$500.
Have you ever been a team leader before? Write an essay of about 300 words to describe (1) your role as a team leader, (2) the one particular challenge you faced in trying to resolve issues among team members, and (3) what you would have done to be more effective if you could do it again.