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   A breakthrough (突破) in the ______[provide] of energy from the sun for the European Economic Community (EEC) could be brought forward by up to two decades, ______a modest increase could be provided in the EEC's research effort in this field, according to the senior EEC scientists ______[engage] in experiments in solar energy at EEC's scientific laboratories at Ispra, near Milan.

   The senior West German scientist ______ charge of the Community's solar energy programme, Mr. Joachim Gretz, told journalists that ______present levels of research ______[spend] it was most unlikely that solar energy would provide as much as three per cent of the Community's energy requirements even after the year 2000.  But he said that ______ a modest increase in the present sums, ______[devote] by the EEC to this work it was possible that the breakthrough could ______[achieve] by the end of the next decade. 

   Mr. Gretz calculates that if solar energy only provided three per cent of the EEC's needs, this could still produce a saving of about a billion pounds in the present bill for ______[import] energy each year. And he believes that ______ the possibility of utilizing more advanced technology in this field it might be possible to satisfy ______much bigger share of the Community's future energy needs.

   At present the EEC ______[spend] about $2.6 millions a year on solar research at Ispra, one of the EEC's official joint research centres, and another $3 millions a year in indirect research with universities ______ other independent ______[body].

 

 

And China is engaged in developing friendly relations and cooperation and good-neighborly ties with both Pakistan and India.

中国与周边国家的睦邻友好合作关系进入了全面发展的新阶段。

In reply, Disney planned to expand the size of the theme park by about a third and it had been engaged in talks with the government about financial arrangements since 2007.

为应对这一局面,迪士尼计划把这家主题公园的规模扩大约三分之一,自2007年以来一直在与香港政府协商其财务安排。 

Chad's army has been engaged in fierce fighting with rebel forces which it says are backed by Sudan.

乍得军队已经与反叛分子进行猛烈交火,据称叛乱分子是受苏丹政府支持的。

 

 

Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer.

 

If you have a good neighbor, you are a lucky person. You have someone who cares about your needs and your property, who is helpful in the little day-to-day situations that come up, and who is supportive in times of crisis.

 

         A good neighbor is someone who, for instance, understands that your children may occasionally run across his lawn, even though you tell them not to. He'll realize that children can be careless about things like that, and he won't make a big fuss about it unless it becomes a regular thing. In the same vein, he knows that you'll understand if some of the trash from his trash cans blows across into your yard. IN other words, he is sensitive to the unintentional things that can happen. He doesn't make a big deal about them.

 

      A good neighbor is also respectful of your property. For example, she asks your permission before doing anything that interferes with what's yours. This means she wouldn't plant a huge tree in between your houses without asking how you feel about it. If she wanted to  put up a fence, she would let you know first. She might work with you to decide where it should be placed. Maybe the two of you would even split the cost.

 

       A good neighbor would lend you some milk if you ran out . She'd give you a ride to work if your car was broken, and let your children stay at her house in the evening if you got stuck working overtime. You would do the same for her. Both of you would help make the other's life easier.

 

       when something really awful happens to you, like a death in the family, a good neighbor will volunteer to help in any way he can. This could mean something small, like making some casseroles to put in your freezer to feed vesting relatives, Or it could mean something big, like helping you get through the sadness of the funeral.     

     I think only someone who has experienced a bad neighbor can really appreciate a good one! A good neighbor can be a good friend. He or she can make all the difference in the world to your life.

 

 

  56. Many people complain of the rapid ____ of modern life.

(A) rate                                                  (C) pace

(B) speed                                               (D) growth

57. San Francisco is usually cool in the summer, but Los Angeles _____.

(A) is rarely                                            (C) hardly is

(B) rarely is                                            (D) is scarcely

58. The speaker, _____ for her splendid speeches, was warmly received by the audience.

(A) having known                                   (C) knowing

(B) being known                                     (D) known

59. American women were _____ the right to vote until 1920 after many years of hard struggle.

(A) ignored                                            (C) refused

(B) neglected                                          (D) denied

60. I couldn't find _____, and so I took this one.

(A) a large enough coat                                (C) a large coat enough

(B) an enough large coat                               (D) a coat enough large

Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:

    Just seven years ago, the Jarvik-7 artificial heart was being cheered as the model of human

creativeness. The sight of Barney Clark-alive and conscious after trading his diseased heart for a

metal-and-plastic pump-convinced the press, the public and many doctors that the future had

arrived. It hadn't. After monitoring production of the Jarvik-7, and reviewing its effects on the

150 or so patients (most of whom got the device as a temporary measure) the U.S. Food and

Drug Administration concluded that the machine was doing more to endanger lives than to save

them. Last week the agency cancelled its earlier approval, effectively banning (禁止) the device.

    The recall may hurt Symbion Inc., maker of the Jarvik-7, but it won't end the request for

an artificial heart. One problem with the banned mode is that the tubes connecting it to an external

power source created a passage for infection. Inventors are now working on new devices that

would be fully placed, along with a tiny power pack, in the patient's chest. The first sample

products aren't expected for another 10 or 20 years. But some people are already worrying that

they'll work—and that America's overextended health—care programs will lose a precious

$2.5 billion to $5 billion a year providing them for a relatively few dying patients. If such

expenditures (开支) cut into funding for more basic care, the net effect could actually be a decline

in the nation's health.

 

31. According to the passage, the Jarvik-7 artificial heart proved to be _____.

(A) a technical failure

(B) a technical wonder

(C) a good life-saver

(D) an effective means to treat heart disease

32. From the passage we know that Symbion Inc. _____.

(A) has been banned by the government from producing artificial hearts

(B) will review the effects of artificial hearts before designing new models

(C) may continue to work on new models of reliable artificial hearts

(D) can make new models of artificial hearts available on the market in 10 to 20 years

33. The new models of artificial hearts are expected _____.

(A) to have a working life of 10 or 20 years

(B) to be set fully in the patient's chest

(C) to be equipped with an external power source

(D) to create a new passage for infection

34. The word "them" in Line 7, Para. 2 refers to _____.

(A) doctors who treat heart diseases

(B) makers of artificial hearts

(C) America's health-care programs

(D) new models of artificial hearts

35. Some people feel that _____.

(A) artificial hearts are seldom effective

(B) the country should not spend so much money on artificial hearts

(C) the country is not spending enough money on artificial hearts

(D) America's health-care programs are not doing enough for the nation's health

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

31. A       32. C      33. B       34. D      35. B

56. C      57. B       58. D      59. D      60. A

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