练习题

  1 There are many arguments for and against television.

  The poor quality of its program is often criticized and TV

  commercials are also boring. So television is undoubtedly 1.__________

  a great comfort to many lonely and elderly people.

  2 The manager of a large office building had received

  many complains about elevator service in the building,

  but he engaged a group of engineers to study the situation 2.__________

  and make recommendation for improvement.

  3 We asked a lady, who replied that she thought

  you could tell a well-mannered person by the way

  they occupied the space around them——for example,

  when such a person walks down a street he or she is

  constantly unaware of others. Such people never 3.__________

  bump into other people.

  4 Until the very latest moment of his existence,

  man has been bound the planet on which he

  originated and developed. Now he has the capability

  to leave that planet and move out into the universe to

  those worlds which he has known previously only directly. 4.__________

  5 One major decision which faces the American

  students ready to begin higher education is the

  choice of attending a large university or a small

  college. The large university provides a wide range of

  specialized departments as well as numerous courses

  within such departments. The small college, therefore, 5.__________

  generally provides a limited number of courses

  and specializations but offers a better student-faculty

  ratio, thus permitting individualized attention to students.

  6 Music the Johnny has learned to appreciate as

  unpleasant is just dull noise to Jimmy——and quite 6.__________

  possible, vice versa.

  7 We are learning, finally, that silence is a natural

  resource and must be protected by law. It appears

  that we all find company in sound, if we all 7.__________

  demand a little quiet from time to time.

  8 The farmer aroused at down or before it and

  had much work to do, with his own muscles as his

  chief source of power. He used axes, spades and 8.__________

  other complicated tools.

  9 Whether women who have started a career

  will attain pay equality with men rests on at least

  two factors. First, will most of them continue

  part-time at their jobs after they have children? A 9.__________

  break in their employment, or a decision to work

  part-time, will slow their raises and promotions as

  it would for men.

  10 Whether true or not, the story illustrates the

  problem with idioms. They are almost possible to 10.__________

  understand from the meanings of the individual

  words. And with English idioms, even the same

  words may have different meanings.