13.13. Modern scanning technology enables physicians to identify disorders earlier ________ than in the past.
(A) and more accurate (B) and more accurately (C) accurate and more (D) accurately and more
Following the news that McDonald’s would pull out of Crimea, there’s been a considerable amount of hatred
directed to the American fast food restaurant in Russia.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, has said Russia should close down all locations of the 16 in the country, and apparently many Russians argue for him. According to a recent poll conducted by
SuperJob’s Research Center, 62 percent of respondents 17 the closure of all McDonald’s in Russia. Last week,
Russian media reported that anti-McDonald’s activists 18 in several Russian cities. “ 19 with American
Fast Food!” activists in Bryansk reportedly said.
It’s a 20 state of affairs for McDonald’s because Russia’s consumer quality authority has temporarily
closed 12 locations. In fact, McDonald’s sold more than $1.5 billion worth of burgers, fries, and shakes to Russian
customers in 2013, ranking it the company’s seventh largest market outside the US and Canada.
【題組】16. (A) chain (B) dorm (C) government (D) amount
Fat people are discriminated against in the workplace. According to a government study, many employers
assume that fat workers will do their jobs slowly and will be sick frequently. Because of these false assumptions,
personnel directors are often reluctant to hire people who are more than 20 percent overweight. In addition, fat
people earn an average of $4,000 less than thin people do in similar jobs. My own experience as a 295-pound
man supports these findings. Although I graduated at the top of my accounting class, classmates with much lower
grades than mine were offered jobs long before I was. Although I eventually found employment, I worked hard to
prove myself, receive excellent job evaluations, and never missed a day of work in over four years. Yet during
that time, several less qualified co-workers were promoted over me, when I complained to my boss, he explained
apologetically that a higher position would require me to deal directly with the company’s clients and I simply
did not fit the corporate image. In disgust, I quit and am now hunting for another job. I hope that when I find one,
my new boss will realize that fat people can be productive and energetic members of the workplace.
【題組】21. According to the passage, why are fat people not welcome in the workplace?
(A) They are considered slow and unhealthy. (B) They are believed to be lazy and dirty.
(C) They are regarded as stupid and dishonest. (D) They are thought be be emotional and noisy.
23.【題組】23. Which of the following statements about the author is accurate?
(A) He was never absent from his job. (B) His boss was not satisfied with his performance.
(C) He never complained to his boss. (D) He made as much money as thin people did in similar jobs.
24.【題組】24. Why did the author leave his previous job?
(A) He quit because he was not happy there. (B) He quit because he fell sick.
(C) He was fired because his boss didn’t like him. (D) He was fired because he complained too much.