Ⅰ. Directions: Match the words in Column with their definitions in Column B. Blacken the letter of the answer to each word in Column A on your ANSWER SHEET.(10 points,1 point for each)
1. inexhaustible A. that can be felt by touch
2. evaporate B. that cannot be used up
3. extrapolate C. anger
4. boom D. showing a limitless eagerness for something
5. rage E. guess from known facts
6. tangible F. change into steam and disappear
7. lament G. every two years
8. voracious H. rapid growth or increase
9. biannual I. express sorrow for
10. docile J. easily managed or controlled
Ⅱ. Directions: Read each of the following sentences carefully, and choose A, B, C or D that has the closest meaning to the underlined word or phrase. Blacken the corresponding letter of the answer on your ANSWER SHEET. (10 points,1 point for each)
11. Why is there currently so much interest in microcomputers?
12. The machine is activated by a small set of words with every accurately defined meanings.
[A] pushed forward
[B] set to work
13. Some of the students in this class seem reluctant to help those who have difficulties in their studies.
14. Hunters have almost exterminated many of the larger animals like the bighorn sheep and the grizzly bear.
[A] increased gradually
[B] developed fully
[C] decreased slowly
[D] destroyed completely
15. During the subsequent lull in hunting, the seal population made a good, although temporary, recovery.
16. Forecasters have to take into account a broad diversity of themes.
17. A man is in his best shape in the decade before age 25.
[B] most honest
[C] most handsome
18. It should be borne in mind that we are destroying part of the Creation.
[B] given a strong desire
19. More people report that they“fell”on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
[A] on top of
[B] instead of
[C] very close to
[D] on behalf of
20. Pesticides have also taken a toll of animals and birds.
[A] played an important part in increasing the number of animals and birds
[B] nurtured animals and birds
[C] caused deaths and injuries to animals and birds
[D] threatened the existence of animals and birds
Ⅲ. Directions: Scan Passage 1 and find the words which have roughly the meanings given below. Write the words in the corresponding space on your ANSWER SHEET.(10 points,1 point for each)
Note: The numbers in the brackets refer to the numbers of paragraphs in the passage.
21. points out the differences of (1)
22. a business or company (1)
23. decide (2)
24. recognize (2)
25. tell people publicly about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it (3)
26. keep someone or something safe (4)
27. permission to do something (5)
28. make someone believe something that is not true in order to get what you want (5)
29. an official written statement giving you the right to do something (6)
30. promises that something will certainly happen or be done (6)
1. A trademark identifies and distinguishes the products of one business firm from those of another. It may include a word, a sentence, a symbol, a picture, or any combination of these. Trademarks must be attached directly to the product. Many trademarks contain the name of the business. But manufacturers often use some words to describe the qualities of the owner of the product, or make up a word. The spoken part of a trademark is called the brand name.
2. Trademarks provide a simple way for people to determine who is responsible for a particular item. They also help people identify the qualities of the product.
3. Service marks also identify goods and services. They do not have to be attached to a product. Companies that provide services to the public, such as transportation companies, use these marks to advertise their services. For example, a blue sign with a bell, the symbol of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, tells every passerby that a public telephone is available for use.
4. Laws to protect the rights of the trademark owner were developed in the early 1800's. Most countries now provide for regulation and registration of trademarks. An important protection for trademark rights is federal registration. In 1905, the US Congress passed the first federal law on trademark registration to be held constitutional.
5. A person wishing to register a trademark submits his application to the United States Government Patent Office. The Patent Office may refuse to register a trademark if it contains (1) immoral, misleading, or scandalous material; (2) the flag, or any other official insignia of the United States, a state, a municipality, or another country; (3) the name, picture, or signature of any living person without his or her written consent; (4) a mark or name that is now in use in the United States, if it might confuse or deceive purchasers.
6. If the Government accepts the trademark, it issues a permit. This permit guarantees a person's right to use the trademark for twenty years. It may be renewed every 20 years. If a trademark owner stops using the mark for a period of two years, he loses the right to exclusive use of that mark.