II. Cloze (2 pointseach; 38 points in total): Choose the mostappropriateanswer.
Passage One: Questions 13-22
Longlines at airportsecuritycheckpointsmake air travel an ordeal. But not everyone has to
wait in the 13queues. Those who buy first-class or business-class tickets can use 14_
lanesthattakethem to the front of the line for screening. BritishAirwayscalls it FastTrack, a servicethatalsolets15 passengersjump the queue at passport and immigrationcontrol.
Criticscomplainthat a fasttrackthroughairportsecurityshould not be for sale. Securitychecks，theyargue, are a matter of nationaldefense, not an 16likeextralegroom or earlyboardingprivileges; the burden of keepingterrorists off airplanesshould be sharedequally by all
passengers. The airlinesreplythateveryone is 17 to the samelevel of screening; only the
wait18 by price. As long as everyonereceives the samebodyscan，theymaintain，a shorterwait in the securityline is a conveniencetheyshould be free to sell.
Amusementparkshavealsostartedselling the right to jump the queue. 19_，visitors
may spendhourswaiting in line for the mostpopularrides and attractions. Now, UniversalStudiosHollywood and otherthemeparksoffer a way to avoid the wait: for abouttwice the price of standardadmission, they’ll sell you a passthatlets you go to the head of the line. Expeditedaccess
to the Revenge of the Mummythrillride may be 20 lessfreightedthanprivilegedaccess to
an airportsecuritycheck. Still，someobserverslament the practice, seeing it as 21 of a
wholesomecivichabit: “Gone are the dayswhen the theme-parkqueue was the greatequalizer，” one commentatorwrote, “whereeveryvacationingfamilywaited its turn in 22fashion.”
【題組】13. (A) separate (B) optional (C) serpentine (D) progressive