51. __dull he may be, he is certainly a very successful top executive.
A Although B whatever C As D However
52. If only I __play the guitar as well as you!
A would B could C should D might
53. The party, __I was the guest of honour, was extremely enjoyable.
A by which B for which C to which D at which
54 It’s high time we __ cutting down the rainforests.
A stopped B had to stop C shall stop D stop
55 The student said there were a few points in the essay he __ impossible to comprehend.
A has found B was finding C had found D would find
56 Loudspeakers were fixed in the hall so that everyone__ an opportunity to hear the speech.
A ought to have B must have C may have D should have
57 I am surprised__ this city is a dull place to live in.
A that you should think B by what you are thinking C that you would think D with what you were thinking
58 Susan is very hardworking, but her pay is not__ for her work.
A enough good B good enough C as good enough D good as enough
59 It is imperative that the government __ more investment into the shipbuilding industry.
A attracts B shall attract C attract D has to
60 Land belongs to the city; there is __ thing as private ownership of land.
A no such a B not such C not such a D no such
61 My daughter has walked eight miles today. We never guessed that she could walk__far.
A / B such C that D as
6２ The statistics __ that living standards in the area have improved drastically in recent times.
A proves B is proving C are proving D prove
63 There are only ten apples left in the baskets, __ the spoilt ones.
A not counting B not to count C don’t count D having not counted
64 It was __ we had hoped
A more a success than B a success more than C as much of a success as D a success as much as (来源：英语学习门户网站EnglishCN.com)
65 There used to be a petrol station near the park, __?
A didn’t it B doesn’t there C usedn’t it? D didn’t there
66 It is an offence to show __ against people of different races.
A distinction B difference C separation D discrimination
67 A great amount of work has gone into __ the Cathedral to its previous splendour.
A refreshing B restoring C renovating D renewing
68 The thieves fled with the local police close on their __.
A backs B necks C toes D heels
69 The economic recession has meant that job__ is a rare thing.
A security B safety C protection D secureness
70 Many people nowadays save money to __ for their old age.
A cater B supply C provide D equip
71 The tone of the article __ the writer’s mood at the time.
A reproduced B reflected C imagined D imitated
72 This is not the right __ to ask for my help; I am far too busy even to listen
73 The job of a student accommodation officer__ a great many visits to landladies.
A concerns B offers C asks D involves
74 Our family doctor’s clinic __at the junction of two busy roads.
A rests B stands C stays D seats
75 She was so fat that she could only just __ through the door.
A assemble B appear C squeeze D gather
76 After the heavy rain, a builder was called to repair the roof, which was __.
A leaking B trickling C prominent D noticeable
77 The reception was attended by __ members of the local community.
A excellent B conspicuous C prominent D noticeable
78 Share prices on the Stock Exchange plunged sharply in the morning but __slightly in the afternoon.
A regained B recovered C restored D revived
79 His brain has worked away on the idea of a universal cure.
A rich B quick C productive D fertile
80 The couple has donated a not__ amount of money to the foundation.
A inconsiderable B inconsiderate C inaccurate D incomparable
PART Ⅴ READING COMPREHENSION
In the case of mobile phones, change is everything. Recent research indicates that the mobile phone is changing not only our culture, but our very bodies as well.
First. Let’s talk about culture. The difference between the mobile phone and its parent, the fixed-line phone, you get whoever answers it.
This has several implications. The most common one, however, and perhaps the thing that has changed our culture forever, is the “meeting” influence. People no longer need to make firm plans about when and where to meet. Twenty years ago, a Friday night would need to be arranged in advance. You needed enough time to allow everyone to get from their place of work to the first meeting place. Now, however, a night out can be arranged on the run. It is no longer “see you there at 8”, but “text me around 8 and we’ll see where we all are”.
Texting changes people as well. In their paper, “insights into the Social and Psychological Effects of SMS Text Messaging”, two British researchers distinguished between two types of mobile phone users: the “talkers” and the “texters”-those who prefer voice to text message and those who prefer text to voice.
They found that the mobile phone’s individuality and privacy gave texters the ability to express a whole new outer personality. Texters were likely to report that their family would be surprised if they were to read their texts. This suggests that texting allowed texters to present a self-image that differed from the one familiar to those who knew them well.
Another scientist wrote of the changes that mobiles have brought to body language. There are two kinds that people use while speaking on the phone. There is the “speakeasy”: the head is held high, in a self-confident way, chatting away. And there is the “spacemaker”: these people focus on themselves and keep out other people.
Who can blame them? Phone meetings get cancelled or reformed and camera-phones intrude on people’s privacy. So, it is understandable if your mobile makes you nervous. But perhaps you needn’t worry so much. After all, it is good to talk.
81 when people plan to meet nowadays, they
A: arrange the meeting place beforehand
B. postpone fixing the place till last minute
C: seldom care about when and where to meet
D: still love to work out detailed meeting plans.
82 According to the two British researchers, the social and psychological effect are mostly likely to be seen on
B; the "speakeasy"
c. the “spacemaker”
83 We can infer from the passage that the texts sent by texters are
A: quite revealing
B: well written
c: unacceptable by others
d; shocking to others
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