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.