(B) Vacationswereonce the prerogative of the 16 few, even as late as the 19th
century. Now they are considered the right of all, except for suchunfortunate 17 as,
for example, the bulk of Bangladesh’s population, for whomlife, 18 sleep and
briefperiods of rest, is uninterruptedtoil.
Vacations are morenecessary now thanbeforebecausetoday the averagelife is
lesswell-rounded and has becomeincreasinglycompartmentalized. I suppose the idea of
vacations, as we conceive it, must be 19 to primitivepeoples. Rest of somekind
has of coursealwaysbeen a part of the 20 of humanlife, but earlierages did not
find it necessary to organize it in the way thatmodern man has done. Holidays and feastdayswere 21 .
Withmodern man’s increasingtensions, with the 22 quality of so much of
his work, thisbreak in the year’s routinebecamesteadilymorenecessary. Vacationsbecame 23 for the purpose of renewal and repair. And so it 24 that in the
UniteStates, the mostself-indulgent of nations, the tensest and mostcompartmentalized,
vacationshavecome to take a 25 place in domesticconversation.
【題組】18. (A) save (B) besides (C) bereft of (D) but for