請問四題克漏字(題組):忙於某事、插嘴、對過去事實的推測

以下是本校大考題,許多題目出現爭議,請板上各位先進協助解決,抑或提供您最寶貴的意見。

(前文略). . . My friend, Holmes, was fairly annoyed by the abrupt interruption of this intruder, despite the fact that he had called on us now and then, that he looked very worried, and that he was a well-known instructor from the University of St. Luke , near which we were staying for the week.“I am most sorry, but don’t you think the police can…” said Holmes, (3.) his research.“No,” Soames (4.) , “not the police. I certainly don’t prefer them to get involved.”“Well then, I guess that I have no way out. Please, tell me and my companion, Dr. Watson, here what your story was! But it’d better be interesting.” Holmes ordered, smiling. . .

(下文略)

03.

(A) swamped with

(B) absorbed with

(C) dedicated in

(D) involved in

04.

(A) faded in

(B) chimed in

(C) burst out

(D) thrust in

“He brings me my tea every afternoon. I take it that he must have forgotten that I would be absent, and left the key mindlessly because he was holding a tray in his hands,” Mr. Soames replied in a rather (9.) voice, his eyes wide with anxiety. “I called him to my room and asked him if he had moved the sheets, but he told me he never knew there was any exam paper. After I told him what had happened, he suddenly fell ill and said he needed to rest on my chair. I locked the papers up and came here afterwards.

09.

(A) regrettable

(B) doubtful

(C) repentant

(D) impatient

“It seems to me,” Holmes inferred, “the cheater had taken the papers to this desk by the window to copy out the questions, so he (17.) you walking onto campus through the front gate.” “But I am sure,” said Soames, “that he didn’t see me because I walked in from the side door.”17.

(A) should have seen

(B) should see

(C) could have seen

(D) could see

雖然我認同這位老師給的答案都是【最佳的選項】(在這裡我先保留解答),不過這些題目適用的答案似乎都有一個以上。請各路好手指點迷津,感恩!

整份試卷可以在這個網址下載:

http://pub.mlc.edu.tw/files/002325/sch/homework/30...

若有兩個以上回答者,將付諸投票選出最佳解答。

Update:

Thank you, 妙手空空兒!

That's a nice one!

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." I would keep that in mind.

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經過老師們討論過後,這四題最後的答案確認如下:

03. (A) 維持原答案。

理由:(B)absorbed in/by、(C)dedicated to 介詞錯誤,(D) involved In 無法表示出忙碌的感覺。

04. 送分。原(D)

09. (B)、(C)、(D)皆開放給分。

理由:(B) doubtful 為原解答。(C) repentant ,Soames懊悔自己沒有先告訴Banister。(D) inpatient,因為後文有his eyes wide with "anxiety"

17. (A) 維持原答案。

如果沒有其他意見,明天就會選解答,感謝兩位大師

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  • 8 years ago
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    said Holmes, (3. absorbed with) his research.福爾摩斯不喜歡這位訪客,所以一邊說話一邊還很專心繼續做事(可能是研究什麼案情)。當然,他也可能故意擺出這種姿態。

    “No,” Soames (4. burst out ) , “not the police.” S 著急,不要找警察,所以叫了出來。

    Mr. Soames replied in a rather (9. doubtful ) voice, his eyes wide with anxiety. 這裏描述的境況,蠻懸疑的,Soames 搞不清楚,所以口氣應該是滿懷疑慮 doubtful. 其它的都不適合。

    the cheater had taken the papers to this desk by the window..., so he (17. should have seen) you walking onto campus

    既然站到窗邊,就應該看到外面校園大門。 should 最好;could 也不算錯。

    2012-05-18 17:09:41 補充:

    第四題

    chime in 是打斷,或者加入同意的意見。

    thrust in 記得是 刺入 的意思,沒看過拿來做對話時的 插嘴,或打斷。

    但是文中 S 並非打斷。只是提到警察,他急急大叫不可。所以 burst out 最符合情景。

    2012-05-18 17:21:06 補充:

    第9題

    可以試試削去法。 Soames 來找福爾摩斯幫忙,此時敘述案情疑點。 語氣不太可能 regrettable (令人遺憾的);也不是repentant 懺悔的(懺悔什麼?);也不是 impatient (不耐煩)-- 他正在描述案情求助,怎麼不耐煩 ?

    福爾摩斯也使用削去法:

    "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

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  • 8 years ago

    記得 absorbed with 也蠻常見啊...

    Here is an example:

    They're absorbed with the responsibility of being a team's protector.

    (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/coyotes/articles/2...

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  • 8 years ago

    大考關係重大。一個老師可以出題出出這麼多爭議,也算是個奇才了!

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  • 呆子
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    8 years ago

    第九題線索出在時間差,had taken 發生在前,而之後事件欲與其產生落差,可用過去簡單式saw或should have seen ,用would表不確定,有50%機率發生-------

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  • 第四題是最具爭議的一題,基本上除了(A)以外,每個選項都有老師支持。

    第九題本身由上下文提供的線索太少,文意脈絡又不甚清晰,對於作答者造成莫大困擾。

    2012-05-19 21:34:45 補充:

    學校命題老師是用輪的,

    試前也有多位同事向他表示關切

    不過他總是很堅持他是對的。

    2012-05-21 11:22:12 補充:

    剛剛把原文找出來看過一遍,出題老師似乎把文章都改過了;

    原文是用 Sherlock Holmes was persuing some laborious researches. . .

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