63. ________ you _______ further problems with your printer, contact your dealer
A. If, had B. Have, had C. Should, have D. In
64. He asked me to lend him some money, which I agreed to do, ________ that he paid me back the following week.
A. on occasion B. on purpose C. on condition D. only if
65. Children who stay away from school do ________ for different reasons.
A. them B. / C. it D. theirs
66. –Why are you staring?
–I’ve never seen ______tree before.
67. There are still many problem ahead of us, but by his time next year we can see light at the end of the _________.
A. battle B. day C. road D. tunnel (来源：英语杂志 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
68. We realized that he was under great _________, so we took no notice of his bad temper.
A. excitement B. stress C. crisis D. nervousness
69. The director tried to get the actors to _________ to the next scene by hand signals.
A. move on B. move off C. move out D. move along
70. His ideas are invariably condemned as ________ by his colleagues.
A. imaginative B. ingenious C. impractical D. theoretical
71. Thousands of people turned out into the streets to _________ against the local authorities’ decision to build a highway across the field.
A. contradict B. reform C. counter D. protest
72. The majority of nurses are women, but in the higher ranks of the medical profession women are in a _________.
A. minority B. scarcity C. rarity D. minimum
73. Professor Johnson’s retirement ________ from next January.
A. carries into effect B. takes effect
C. has effect D. puts into effect
74. The president explained that the purpose of taxation was to ________ government spending.
A. finance B. expand C. enlarge D. budget
75. The heat in summer is no less _________ here in this mountain region.
A. concentrated B. extensive C. intense D. intensive
76. Taking photographs is strictly ________ here, as it may damage the precious cave paintings.
A. forbidden B. rejected C. excluded D. denied
77. Mr. Brown’s condition looks very serious and it is doubtful if he will _________.
A. pull back B. pull up C. pull through D. pull out
78. Since the early nineties, the trend in most businesses has been toward on-demand, always-available products and services that suit the customer’s _________ rather than the company’s.
A. benefit B. availability C. suitability D. convenience
79. The priest made the ________ of the cross when he entered the church.
A. mark B. signal C. sign D. gesture
80. This spacious room is ________ furnished with just a few articles in it.
A. lightly B. sparsely C. hardly D. rarely
PART V READING COMPREHENSION [25 MIN ]
In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements,
each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D.
Choose the one that you think is the best answer.Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
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Predicting the future is always risky. But it’s probably safe to say that at least a few historians will one day speak of the 20th century as America’s “ Disney era ” . Today, it’s certainly difficult to think of any other single thing that represents modern America as powerfully as the company that created Mickey Mouse. Globally,
brands like Coca-Cola and McDonalds may be more widely-known, but neither encapsulates 20th-century America in quite the same way as Disney.
The reasons for Disney’s success are varied and numerous, but ultimately the credit belongs to one person — the man who created the cartoon and built the company from nothing, Walt Disney. Ironically, he could not draw particularly
well. But he was a genius in plenty of other respects. In business, his greatest skills were his insight and his management ability.
After setting himself up in Hollywood, he single-handedly pioneered the concepts of branding and merchandising — something his company still does brilliantly today.
But what really distinguished Disney was his ability to identify with his audiences.
Disney always made sure his films championed the “ little guy ” , and made him feel proud to be American.
This he achieved by creating characters that
reflected the hopes and fears of ordinary people. Some celebrated American achievements — Disney’s very first cartoon Plane Crazy, featuring a silent Mickey Mouse, was inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic. Others, like the There Little Pigs and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, showed how, through hard work and helping one’s fellow man, or Americans could survive social and economic crises like the Great Depression.
Disney’s other great virtue was the fact that his company — unlike other big corporations — had a human face. His Hollywood studio — the public heard — operated just like a democracy, where everyone was on firstname terms and had a
say in how things should be run. He was also regarded as a great patriot because not only did his
cartoons celebrate America, but, during World War II, studios made training films for American soldiers.
The reality, of course, was less idyllic. As the public would later learn, Disney’s patriotism had an unpleasant side. After a strike by cartoonists in 1941,
he became convinced that Hollywood had been infiltrated by Communists.
He agreed to work for the FBI as a mole, identifying and spying on colleagues whom he suspected were subversives.
But, apart from his affiliations with the FBI, Disney was more or less the genuine article. A new book,
The Magic Kingdom; Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, by Steven Watts, confirms that he was very definitely on the side of ordinary Americans — in the 30s and 40s he voted for Franklin Roosevelt, believing he was a champion of the workers. Also,
Disney was not an apologist for the FBI, as some have suggested.
In fact, he was always suspicious of large, bureaucratic organizations,
as is evidenced in films like That Darned Cat, in which he portrayed FBI agents as bungling incompetents.
By the time he died in 1966, Walt Disney was an icon like Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.
To business people and filmmakers, he was a role model; to the public at large, he was “ Uncle Walt ”— the man who had entertained them all their lives, the man who represented them all their lives,
the man who represented all that was good about America.