關務/稅務特考考古題 107年 三等英文
1. The American diplomatic doctrine has always meant to advance multiple goals, a doctrine that seeks to achieve the highest possible level of
of one's enemies, while simultaneously enjoying the warmest reception from one's allies.
2. Rooftop gardens have many
effects on urban neighborhoods.
3. Low-income families cannot
the luxurious products displayed in the department store.
4. The producer believed that big names in the show business could lift his TV show's poor rating, so he decided to invite as many
as he could to join the show.
5. My grandmother is a friendly woman who likes to
to new neighbors by making cookies for them.
6. El Nino has helped
drought in many parts of the world, leaving millions hungry.
7. People suffering from economic recession will migrate from the country to the city, mostly attracted by the
Kraken, a 17-year-old rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando, an amusement park in Florida, reopened recently after several months of refurbishment. That, in itself, is unusual. The normal fate of old rides is demolition and replacement by new ones offering fresh thrills. More unusual still is that Kraken, though it had not undergone any physical upgrade during its refurbishment, had customers queuing eagerly to get on it as though it were a brand new offering.
SeaWorld Orlando is the latest in a string of parks to turn to virtual reality (VR) to recycle rollercoasters of days past. In the case of Kraken, the rider wears a headset that takes him on an underwater journey which matches the coaster's movements, dodging prehistoric sea creatures such as pliosaurs, careering down into an underwater canyon, and straining to escape the clutches of the terrible, tentacled monster after which the ride is named.
Building a new ride is pricy, even for a big attraction like SeaWorld. For small parks, with low budgets, it can be an existential bet. VR, though, has given parks an opportunity to breathe new life into old rides, saving money as they do so. Adding VR to a rollercoaster does, however, present challenges beyond those involved when the headset wearer is either stationary or using his own muscles to move around. Matching what is seen with the sensation of movement is crucial. Get it wrong and the result is nausea. Yet, when executed properly, the pairing of rollercoasters and VR, two things that can both, by themselves, be nauseating experiences, actually helps reduce the risk of sickness.
The VR augmentation of rides is unlikely to remain limited to rollercoasters. Six Flags, one of the world's biggest amusement-park companies, is experimenting with adding VR to drop towers--devices in which the rider experiences several seconds of free-fall before being decelerated for a safe landing. Park visitors, then, should expect to don more headsets when they strap in for their favorite rides.
Which of following statements about Kraken can we infer from the firstparagraph?
(A) Kraken is endowed with a new purpose even without any structuralchange.
(B) Kraken is an attracation which can not be easily found in a typicaltraditional amusement park.
(C) Kraken reopened because it is the only rollercoaster in the amusementpark.
(D) Kraken has better potential for a longer life because it offers free tickets.
9. According to the passage, where does the name "Kraken" come from?
(A) An underwater canyon.
(B) A tentacled monster.
(C) A rollercoaster designer.
(D) A 17-year-old Floridian.
10. According to the passage, which of the following can reduce the risk ofsickness when riding Kraken?
(A) The coaster's creating his own nauseating experiences.
(B) The coaster's remaining seated still and not moving around.
(C) The coaster's movements matching with the headset's image.
(D) The coaster's keeping his headset firmly on his head.
11. What does the word "pricy" mean in the third paragraph?
12. What does the third paragraph suggest about adding VR to a rollercoaster?
(A) VR can revive a rollercoaster but it calls for challenges as well.
(B) VR paves the way for the survival of small amusement parks.
(C) VR, when executed properly, increases the rollercoaster's sensation.
(D) VR has become a trend for a big amusement park like SeaWorld.
Trends come and go, and desserts are no exception. Today the egg tart is in, and perhaps tomorrow, donuts will be all the rage. However, some desserts can always withstand the test of time, and remain as popular as ever. This is definitely the case with macaroons.
Write an essay of about 250~300 words to describe the low birth rate situation in Taiwan. Your essay should include the seriousness and the influences of the situation, and the coping strategies you would recommend to the government.