Meet the Holocomputer
The highlight of the Home Computing Expo was the 1 of a prototype machine called a "holocomputer". To use it, you put on a special pair of glasses which allow you to see a 3D representation of the file directories on the computer. You also wear a set of gloves, which you use to select and open files, type, and perform other functions.
The exhibitor, a Silicon Valley start-up, is looking for a vendor for the cutting-edge machine. Assuming they find one, the holocomputer could make it to market as early as next year, but it won't be cheap. The futuristic PC will carry a 2 steep price tag of $8,000, according to initial estimates. 3 , it's a very exciting product that's sure to attract gaming enthusiasts, software developers, and graphic designers, to name a few.
1. (A) scheming (B) demonstration (C) measurement (D) tightening
2. (A) relatively (B) relative (C) relativity (D) relatives
3. (A) Consequently (B) Furthermore (C) Nevertheless (D) Specifically
1. 答案 (B)
本題的重點在了解 Expo 這個字。 Expo 是 exposition ( 展覽會 ) 的縮寫。在 Home Computing Expo ( 家庭電腦展 ) 中當然會有新產品的 (B) demonstration ( 示範 ) 。其它選項 (A) scheming ( 謀畫 ) 、 (C) measurement ( 測量 ) 、 (D) tightening ( 緊縮 ) 都不適當。
2. 答案 (A)
空格後為形容詞 steep ( 價格過高的 ) ，故空格中須填入副詞 (A) relatively ( 相對上 ) 作修飾語。
3. 答案 (C) 空格前一句提到這台個人電腦很昂貴，後一句說它還是會吸引很多人。很明顯地這兩句話表達出一種「相反」的邏輯，而四個選項中能表現這種關係的是 (C) Nevertheless ( 儘管如此 ) 。