17.17 The hot ________at Guanziling are located on the side of Zhentou Mountain in southern Taiwan,
and due to subterranean rocks, their water is abundant in minerals.
(A)mud (B)tubs (C)springs (D)soups
26.26 Taiwan allows visa-free entry for certain passport holders. To be approved for visa-free entry, the
passport should have at least six months of_______ remaining.
(A)expiration (B)quality (C)validity (D)activity
35.35 A: Are we allowed to take pictures once we get inside the museum?
(A)Yes, you can frame your own pictures there
(B)No, no local museums are displaying pictures
(C)Pictures in the museum are not allowed to touch
(D)Taking pictures inside the museum is prohibited
37.37 A: Are you going to drive all the way to Taitung?
(A)No, we’ll stop by in Kaoshiung for a night (B)No, we’re going to take the highway
(C)Yes, it’s a beautiful sightseeing spot (D)Yes, it’s on my way to Taitung
43.43 One of the issues that come up in the modern life is people using their electronic devices while
walking. When they do so, it is very difficult to be___________ of what is going on around them.
(A)filled (B) astonished (C)aware (D)unconscious
47.47 This website introduces the best travel planning apps which could help you plan your__________ , and
make sure your tickets and connections are all lined up.
(A)organization (B) itinerary (C) proposal (D)diary
56.56 Even though a rising population and booming economy have brought great benefits to Southeast
Asian countries, the major problem of traffic ________has resulted, leading to pollution and delays.
(A)conjunction (B)congestion (C)intersection (D) connection
59.59 One of the most famous traditional arts in Taiwan is glove_______ . Even though the dummies
have no obvious expressions on their wooden heads, professional performers use their hands and
voices to embody them with the lively appearance of human actions and emotions.
(A)doll (B) weaving (C) puppetry (D)topping
60.60 One tip for dealing with difficult customers is to put your emotions aside when listening to
their __________or concerns and sincerely thank them for sharing.
(A)complaints (B)compliments (C)supplements (D)commitments
64.64 The Hakka town of Meinong in southern Taiwan is famous for its______ , which not only provide
shelter from the sun but also symbolize good fortune.
(A)oil paper umbrellas (B)Chinese knots (C)scented sachets (D)calligraphy
66.66 This building is renowned for its ________design. For example, people with injuries or in
wheelchairs can use the elevator to reach the observatory.
(A)fragile (B)sturdy (C) glorious (D)accessible
67.67 If you want to use the hotel _________service, you need to fill out the attached card indicating
which items of clothing have been placed in the bag.
(A)laundry (B)entertainment (C) utility (D)accommodation
71.Five Swedish designers have worked with artisans in Taiwan to explore different lacquer
techniques, and presented their works in an exhibition –“A New Layer.” The exhibition shows
contemporary objects made with an ancient technique. Lacquer has been used in East Asia for over 7000
years and encompasses a variety of techniques and applications. The title “A New Layer” refers to how
the lacquer is applied in several layers until the desired surface sheen occurs.
Historically, China and Japan have been the primary regions for the development of the lacquer
art form. Artisans have not only mastered a single method, but developed a variety of ways in which the
coating is used, both as a functional and a decorative material. Despite the long history of craftsmanship,
it is not tied to tradition but is constantly changing.
Taiwan is a geographical and cultural crossroads for China and Japan but also a region with
influences from Southeast Asia and Polynesia. This variegated culture is visible in Taiwan's craft
traditions and has significantly colored the material that appears in “A New Layer.” The exhibition
shows a broad palette of materials such as ceramics, wood, metal, wicker bamboo, fabric, pearl and
stone, all of it accompanied by lacquer work applied on the objects in various ways.
“A New Layer” is a collaboration between the designers Carina Seth Andersson, Matti Klenell,
Stina Löfgren, Gabriella Gustafson, Mattias Ståhlbom, National Taiwan Craft Research and
Development Institute (NTCRI) and the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.
【題組】71 What is this passage mainly about?
(A)the beauty of traditional Swedish art
(B)the news about an exhibition
(C)the history of lacquer art
(D)the conflict between eastern and western cultures
72.【題組】72 What does the title “A New Layer” refer to?
(A)how the lacquer is put on in several coatings
(B)how the lacquer is painted by several artisans
(C)how the lacquer is hidden in several regions
(D)how the lacquer is approved by several institutes
74.【題組】74 According to the passage, which of the following statement is true?
(A)Lacquer has been used in East Europe for more than 7000 years.
(B)Lacquer is originated in both Sweden and Taiwan.
(C)Japan is one of the main regions for the development of the lacquer art form.
(D)There is only one single application possible for lacquer.
【題組】76 What is the main purpose of this passage?
(A)to compare the transportation in the past and the present
(B)to give an overall look at modern transportation systems
(C)to explain why train travel becomes an option for travelers
(D)to show why people prefer fast systems of transportation
80.【題組】80 According to the passage, which of the following statement is true?
(A)Most people want to travel on trains because they are fast.
(B)There is a sense of romance about a modern jet plane.
(C)Airlines offer tours for those who aren’t in a rush and enjoy the love of the past.
(D)Many exciting stories in books and in movies happened on trains.