It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who neverinflictspain. Thisdescription is bothrefined and,as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainlyoccupied in merely32 the obstacleswhichhinder the freeandunembarrassingaction of thoseabout him. The truegentleman in likemannercarefullyavoidswhatever may cause a jaror a 33 in the minds of thosewithwhom he is cast—all clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, all restraint, orsuspicion, or gloom, or resentment. His greatconcern is to makeeveryone at theirease and at home. He has his eyesonall his company; he is tendertowards the bashful, gentletowards the distant, and 34towards the absurd. He neverspeaks of himselfexcept35 , neverdefendshimself by a mereretort, has no ears for 36 or gossip, is scrupulousinimputingmotives to those who interferewith him, and interpretseverything for the best. 【題組】33 (A) bolt (B) jolt (C) halt (D) cult
II. ClozeTest (10%)
(A) One thingthatmakesspermsuch a profitablecommodity is that the customerbase is huge. The WorldHealthOrganizationestimated in 2006 thattherewere 60 million to 80 millioninfertilecouplesworldwide. Thus far，mostinternationalspermbusiness has been for heterosexualcoupleswithfertilitychallenges，but that is changing as moreculturesacceptlesbians and singleparents—two groupsthat11 by someestimates up to 60% of the U.S. market.
America’s ejaculatoryexceptionalism is not a result of American men’s superiorvirility. Ratherqualitycontrol and wideproductselection are the keys. What’s more, the U.S. stillalwaysmakesanonymity an option—and that’s drivingoverseascustomersintoAmericanarms. Whileanonymityhelps the U.S. 12thismarketeffectively, it’s the qualityissuethatreallykeepsoverseasbuyersflocking. Dads are profiledaccording to theirheight，appearance and educationlevel. A man with a Ph.D. can make as much as $500 per ejaculation. Lower-end donors，who stillneed at least a collegedegree and a minimumheight of 176 cm, can earnabout $60 a
—13_. Depending on how dense his sperm is and the mobility of his swimmers~critical to surviving the freezingprocess~a donor
can make up to $60,000 over two years，the maximumamount of timemostclinics use a donor.
Sophisticated as all thisseems, we are still in the WildWestphase of globalspermsales. Lucrative pay has raisedquestionsaboutspermprofiteering. What’s more, one man in Britain who donated for over 30 years has 一14morethan 15000 children. SuchstoriespromptedBritain to restrict the number of children a donor can spawn, including his own, to ten. The FDA has no limits on the number of offspring a donor may have, nut mostbanks say theylimit men to 25 or 30 children. Thatsaid，there’s evidencethatthoseguidelines can be loose. Moreworrisome，donorscould be unwittinglyspreadinggeneticdiseases. Anotherriskthat of ethnicity
mix-up for overseasbuyers—is not justtheoretical; it’s happened. Finally, when a __15_donorproduceslots of halfsiblings who
grow up near one another, accidentalincestcouldresult.
【題組】13. (A) pop (B) crack (C)jolt (D) nudge