USC c) in (C) at first terminal (D) illness (E) frailer (H) difference (I) from (J) confined The doctors had some bad news for Jo Bloomer. Her second child, Lola, had a very rare 21. condition known as A-T. 22. she couldn't accept the fact that her family was so unlucky. A-T is so uncommon that, at the time, only sixty children in the UK suffered 23. it. Three-year-old Lola's condition meant she would gradually grow 24. She would then start to develop more and more disabilities*. Most A-T sufferers are 25. to a wheelchair by the age of ten. Eventually, she would die from this strange 26. __, probably in her early twenties. Luckily for Lola, her mother 27. to simply sit around and wait for her daughter to grow weaker and then die. Life, 28. was just too precious. Instead, she wanted to do something special for her. She wanted to make a significant 29. in her life. All this led Jo to make a promise. Holding her daughter 30. her arms, she vowed* to take her to each of the Seven Wonders of the World before she died. She was going to help little Lola live her short life to the full! 註:disability 缺陷;障礙 Vow 立誓 U I 21. 22. J . 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. . I GE EG IV. 閱讀測驗:9% The movie Patch Adams was released in 1998. Based on the life of Dr. Hunter "Patch” Adams, it tells the story of a man who firmly believes laughter to be the best medicine. The famous comic actor Robin Williams plays the lead role. His wonderful portrayal of the doctor's quest* to relieve as much suffering as possible led the film to be nominated* for several awards.
The movie starts off with middle-aged Patch himself having depression and voluntarily entering a mental hospital for treatment. Once inside, however, he notices the positive effect his humor has on his fellow patients. This inspires him to become a doctor, and he subsequently enrolls* at a medical school. Though a brilliant student, Patch frequently challenges the traditional, more formal approach to medical treatment that the school promotes. On visits to the hospital, he wears a red clown nose and plays funny pranks on others. This makes him popular with patients and nurses but gets him into trouble with the very serious and strict dean* of the college, Walcott, who dislikes Patch a lot. With the help of some fellow students and a wealthy former fellow patient, Patch sets up a care facility for patients who do not have insurance. A major part of the treatments are comedy sketches* that Patch and the rest of the staff perform. Will laughter truly prove to be the best medicine? Will he ever fulfill his dream of graduating? Watch Patch Adams to find out. 註:quest 追求 nominate 提名 enroll 註冊 dean 學院院長 Comedy sketch 喜劇短劇劇 ) 31. What kind of movie is Patch Adams? (A) It's an action movie about a hunter. 19 (B) It's a biographical movie about a doctor. (C) It's a sci-fi moyie featuring Robin Williams. (D) It's a romance movie featuring Patch Adams. (D) 32. Why did Patch Adams want to become a doctor? (A) He was middle-aged and couldn't find a job. (B) He wanted to treat his depression on his own. bodom boob (C) He hoped to be nominated for several awards at school. T (D) He found his humor could work magic on other patients. hamid passage? (A) Robin Williams played the doctor's role in the movie. 2700 BlueT (B) Patch Adams was one of Walcott's favorite students. viedot (C) Patch Adams would use laughter as a medical treatment. (D) Patch Adams wasn't a firm believer in traditional medical treatment. B ) 33. Which of the following statements is NOT true, according to the