You will first hear a question. After you hear the question, read the four choices and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. The question will be spoken just one time.
A. I met him at a picnic.
B. Well, so far so good.
C. Three times a month.
D. We'll take the train.
Question 2: Short Conversation
You will first hear a conversation between a man and a woman and then a question about the conversation. After you hear the question, read the four choices and choose the best answer to the question you have heard. The conversation and question will be spoken just one time.
A. Male companions.
B. An easier job.
C. More assistants.
D. Time with his family.
Questions 3 & 4: Short Talk
You will first hear a short talk and then two questions about the talk. After you hear each question, read the four choices and choose the best answer to the question you have heard. The talk and questions will be spoken just one time.
A. People who enjoy going to health clubs.
B. People doing research on natural plants.
C. People with weight problems.
D. People who work long hours.
A. Before each meal.
B. Twice a day.
C. Every other day.
D. Once a week.
Questions 5 & 6: Sentence Completion
This part has two incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence, you will see four words or phrases, marked A, B, C and D. You are to choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
Since he turned thirteen, Jerry has been having loud arguments with his parents. Is
this just typical teenage ________?
Kuo-hwa, an optimist, is always cheerful, ________ hardships with an eagerness to overcome them.
D. to face
Questions 7-9: Cloze
The following passage contains three missing words or phrases. You are to choose the best
answer for each missing word or phrase.
gardens and forests around the world, there is more and more evidence that the earth's
atmosphere is warming up. In North America, many species of birds which
fly south for the cold winter months are staying in the north instead. A study of 77
gardens in Europe showed that flowers are blooming earlier and leaves are falling (8)
other words, as the atmosphere has gotten warmer, the growing season for vegetation has
become a little bit longer each year. On the European continent, summer is
days longer than it was forty years ago.
C. are used
D. were used
Questions 10-12: Reading
The following passage is followed by three questions, each with four choices: A, B, C and D. You are to choose the best answer to each question on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passage.
The ROC Air Force has
purchased a new "Air Force One," the popular name for the aircraft used by
senior officials of the ROC, including the president and vice-president. Like the previous
"Air Force One," which was leased from China Airlines, the new aircraft is a
Boeing 737-800, which is capable of carrying up to 189 passengers and costs around US$45
million. The new plane differs from the earlier one in its on-board instrumentation, which
includes an advanced radar system and state-of-the-art communications equipment. In the
event of a crisis, these facilities will enable the president to remain in contact with
the commanders of the armed forces while he is on board "Air Force One." Two
teams of ROC air force pilots will receive training in the US in using the new equipment
before flying the aircraft back to Taiwan via Hawaii and Guam.
What would be a good title for this article?
A. President Approves Purchase of New "Air Force One"
B. New, More Expensive "Air Force One"
C. ROC Pilots Trained to Fly "Air Force One"
D. New, Improved "Air Force One"
According to the passage, in what way is the new aircraft like the previous one?
A. It has a similar radar system.
B. It was purchased from China Airlines.
C. It can carry nearly 190 passengers.
D. Its communications equipment is the same.
When does the passage imply that the new communications equipment will be particularly useful?
A. During national emergencies.
B. During takeoffs and landings.
C. During flight training.
D. During equipment failure.
This test has two parts: Chinese-English Translation and Essay Writing. You will have a total of 50 minutes to complete the test.
Part I: Chinese-English Translation (40%)
Translate the following Chinese passage into an English passage. Write your answer on the Writing Test Answer Sheet.
Write an essay of 150-180 words in an appropriate style according to the following main topic. Write your answer on the Writing Test Answer Sheet.
Topic: Cell Phone Use in Taiwan
It has been reported that the number of cell phone users in Taiwan now exceeds 10 million people, nearly half the population. In terms of cell phone use in Asia, Taiwan ranks behind only Hong Kong and ahead of Singapore and Japan. Please discuss the use of cell phones in Taiwan and provide reasons to explain the rapidly increasing popularity of cell phones in Taiwan.
Part I: Answering Questions
You will have 15 seconds to answer the following question.
You will have 30 seconds to answer the following question.
Part II: Picture Description
In this part of the test, you will be presented with a picture and several questions about the picture. You will be requested to look at the picture, think about the questions for 30 seconds, and then record your answers for 1½ minutes.
1.What is this place? 2.What are the people doing? Why are they doing this? 3.If you still have time, please describe the picture in as much detail as you can.
Part III: Discussion
Read the questions, think about your answers to the questions for 1½ minutes, and then record your answers for 1½ minutes.
The Internet has become very popular these days. Do you use it? What can we do with the Internet and what problems might it cause? Please explain.
Question number 1: So, how are you getting along with Daniel?
Question number 2:
W: How do you like your new job?
M: Well, it's interesting being the only man in the office.
W: All of your co-workers are women?
M: Not only my colleagues, even my boss!
W: Hey, that must be kind of nice. Or is it?
M: Well, when I go home at night, I only see my wife and two daughters.
So my life seems to be missing something!
Question: What does the man imply that he needs?
[Question number 3 and 4 are based on the following radio commerial.]
Are you tired of unwanted pounds? Did you spend money on a health club, only to find that
you have no time or energy to go? If so, then E-Z Off Weight Loss Powder is the answer to
your problems! Developed by Swiss scientists after years of research into natural plant
remedies, E-Z Off is a totally natural, healthy alternative to diet pills or long hours of
exercise. Just stir one spoonful of E-Z Off into a glass of water two times a day--once in
the morning and once at night--and you can say goodbye to sweating and being hungry, and
say hello to ice cream! Pick up some E-Z Off today from your local pharmacy.
Question number 3: Who would be most interested in the product advertised?
Question number 4: How often should a person use this product?
Part I: Answering Questions
(題目) If someone invites you to have dinner with him at a restaurant
but you don't want to go, how can you politely refuse?
(題目)Do you watch your weight? What could a person do to lose weight?