3.Israel and Palestine will still be at the top of the political_________ . In addition, they will also be the subjects of discussion
in daily newspapers.
(A) formula (B) seminar (C) propaganda (D) agenda
4.Chrysler and Italian automaker Fiat officially signed a strategic alliance________ by the U.S. government, one day after
the Supreme Court cleared the path for the deal.
(A) scrambled (B) undergone (C) upgraded (D) brokered
5.General Motors opened the largest automotive battery laboratory in the United States, a move the struggling company
believes will_________ the development of electric vehicles.
(A) harass (B) deteriorate (C) hasten (D) pierce
6.Suu Kyi's lawyers will________ the country's Supreme Court to reinstate two defense witnesses. Prosecutors have
allowed only one witness to take the stand.
(A) petition (B) initiate (C) exclaim (D) reconcile
11.North Korea believes no matter how hard the hostile forces may try all sorts of isolation and blockade, the country, which
is proud of its nuclear power, will not ___________them.
(A) patch up (B) flinch from (C) plow into (D) resort to
12.Mercifully, the man survived the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and he survived again when a roadside bomb__________ in
Iraq killing four fellow Marines.
(A) fetched up (B) leaped up (C) went off (D) set forth
13.A gaseous hydrogen leak on the space shuttle Endeavour forced NASA to cancel Saturday's planned launch. The leak is
similar to_________ that happened during the first launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery in March.
(A) the moment (B) the reason (C) the way (D) the one
16.Eskimos need efficient and adequate means to travel across water in that the areas where they live are surrounded by oceans, bays,
and inlets and dotted with lakes and seas. Two different types of boats have been developed by the Eskimos, each___16___to meet
The kayak is something like a canoe that has been covered by a deck. A kayak is generally constructed____17___ one opening in the
deck for one rider; however, some kayaks are made for two.____18____ the deck of a kayak is covered over except for the hole (or holes) for
its rider (or riders), a kayak can tip over in the water and roll back up without filling with water and sinking. One of the primary uses of the
kayak is for hunting.
The umiak is not closed over,____19____ is the kayak. Instead, it is an open boat that is built to hold ten to twelve passengers. Eskimos
have numerous uses for the umiak which reflect the size of the boat; for example, the umiak is used to haul belongings from campsite to
campsite, and it is used for hunting larger animals that are too big to be ___20___ in a kayak. 【題組】16. (A) constructed (B) constructing (C) is constructing (D) is constructed
20.Over the years my hearing loss dropped dramatically; I now had ___21___ hearing loss and so was fitted with stronger hearing aids.
My hearing stopped dropping, ____22____ even with the new hearing aids I found that I couldn't even hear the birds anymore. That didn't
bother me at first, but as I grew older I longed to hear them like everybody else could.
___23____ I finished primary school, my family chose a secondary school for me in Winchester. It was a really nice school and I made
more friends there than I did in primary school. Most people in the school were deaf_____24____ so they understood deafness. Immediately I
was much happier at this school.
During this time, we tried lots of different hearing aids but found that even the most powerful aids were not doing the best they could,
_____25____ we applied for a cochlear implant.
A cochlear implant is a device that is designed to help children and adults with severe hearing loss. A magnet needs to be put into your
head ____26____ a small, soft wire pushed and coiled into your cochlea (the bit of your ear that makes you able to hear).
At long last, it was time for the operation. I drifted to sleep holding my mother’s hand and woke up 6 hours later. I couldn't hear
anything at all in my right ear and I ____27____ morphine for the pain but all I cared about was____28____ I got a pink bandage!! They gave me
stickers to put on it too.
A month after the operation, they switched the device on for me. ___29___ all I could hear were beeps and it was really weird, but
eventually my brain learnt to recognize the sounds... it was amazing! I could hear! Now I love my cochlear implant. It has made such a
difference to me: I can hear even the highest pitched sounds... including birds! I don't have “normal” hearing but I do have at least 80-70%
hearing now and I ____30____ be happier.
21. (A) profound (B) versatile (C) implicit (D) prestigious