1.Don’t take what he said seriously. He was only ___.
(A) amusing (B) enjoying (C) joking (D) tricking
2.Your car will be ___ away if you park it here without permission.
(A) rushed (B) sealed (C) towed (D) whipped
3.He is a ___ person. He doesn’t like changes but enjoys old ways of thinking.
(A) negative (B) religious (C) significant (D) conservative
4.She bought some carrots, potatoes and ___ to make salad.
(A) lettuce (B) rumor (C) parrots (D) trumpets
5.To keep the glass clean, you need to wipe your mouth with the ___ before drinking the wine.
(A) bandage (B) hanger (C) insect (D) napkin
6.The crew ___ the burning ship and were saved by the rescue team.
(A) tightened (B) surprised (C) abandoned (D) overstayed
7.I remember ___ him before. But I couldn’t remember the place and time.
(A) have seen (B) see (C) seeing (D) to see
8.Mandarin is widely ___ in the world, and you can find Chinese food restaurants in many big cities.
(A) speaking (B) speech (C) spoken (D) to speak
9.Bad habits usually result ___ bad health. Thus if you want to be in a good shape, you need to get rid of some
(A) by (B) from (C) in (D) to
10.___ buyers want is technology that makes cars go further and faster for less money.
(A) As (B) Some (C) That (D) What
11.His hearing and sight were going fast, ___ he wasn’t old.
(A) though (B) as (C) then (D) so
12.He was to my left, seated, since he couldn’t stand up for the hour his talk ___ last.
(A) might be (B) had been (C) has to (D) would
13.He fashioned himself as an executive in the mold of Jack Welch, ___ he’d worked at GE’s NBC.
(A) with him (B) along who (C) for whom (D) together with him
14.He ___ that he didn’t want to join the flashy fraternity of executives who dominated the industry.
(A) made clear it (B) made clearly (C) clearly made (D) made it clear
15.Apples are the second most valuable fruit crop in the United States, after oranges. Autumn is a time when
fresh apples are everywhere. They are _____41_____ native to the country. Research shows that apples came from Central
Asia. But _____42_____ believed to have been grown in America since the early sixteen hundreds.
Washington State, in the Pacific Northwest, produces the country’s biggest apple crop. New York and
Michigan are also big _____43_____ . Among nations, China is the biggest grower, _____44_____ by the United States and Turkey.
This year, American growers expect to _____45_____ nearly four thousand five hundred million kilograms of apples.
That is a little less than last year’s record harvest. 【題組】
41. (A) not (B) sure (C) just (D) yet
16.【題組】42. (A) it (B) it is (C) they (D) they are
17.【題組】43. (A) crops (B) natives (C) producers (D) states
18.【題組】44. (A) competed (B) followed (C) ranked (D) teamed
I lived and worked in the Far East for thirteen years. In my view, the Japanese are doing exactly what we’ve
asked them to do—selling us high-quality goods at reasonable prices. The Japanese succeed because they work
hard. They are well educated. They are committed to quality. And their government does not burden the
productive economy with unreasonable regulations and misguided tax policies. I’m sure it is tempting to bash
Japan in an election year, but America is starting to behave like the crybaby of the Western world. Not to be
outdone. Some Japanese politicians decided to retaliate. American workers are lazy and unproductive, they said.
Such comments are totally unrealistic. American workers—at least those I know in the petroleum industry—are
as good as any workers in the world. Remember, it was Americans who put out the hundreds of oil-well fires in
war-torn Kuwait. And we did it more quickly and efficiently than anyone dreamed possible.
【題組】46. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT included in the Japanese traits?
(D) well educated
21.【題組】47. According to the passage, what is the author’s nationality?
(B) U. S. A.
22.【題組】48. According to the passage, what does the author seem to be dissatisfied with?
(A) Unfair comments about American workers by Japanese politicians
(B) US’s involvement in the Kuwait War
(C) American workers’ laziness and unproductiveness
(D) Japanese policies to ban US goods
23.【題組】49. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) The author lived and worked in Kuwait for 13 years.
(B) Japanese goods are of high-quality at reasonable prices.
(C) Japanese politicians are better than their American counterparts.
(D) American workers learned a lot from Japanese workers about work ethics.
24.【題組】50. According to the passage, what is the author’s attitude about the American workers?