Direction : In this part of the test has incomplete sentences. Four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C) and (D) are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and mark on your answer sheet.
101. For several years now, we have seen a marked in attendance and exhibitions at the
PCB design conferences.
(A) increase (B) increased (C) increasing (D) TO increase
102. Make sure that transportation to and from the river is arranged to your .
(A) satisfactory (B) satisfaction (C) satisfy (D) to satisfy
103. The imposing that will soon be Rand Corporation's R&D center was
renovated by the highly admired designer Haewook Lee.
(A) structural (B) structure (C) structurally (D) in structural
104. Employees may receive 50% tuition reimbursement for job-related courses taken with a
(A) approves (B) approval (C) approve (D) to approve
105. Mr. Hui, a freelance writer here at ESS Newspapers, has impeccable
for the position of senior editor.
(A) qualified (B) qualifications (C) qualify (D) be qualified
106. Because of an illness is much cheaper than treatment, the local health clinic will be offering free flu vaccinations this weekend.
(A) prevention (B) prevent (C) to prevent B) prevented
107. Legal experts have presented that the DNA samples and fingerprints match.
(A) evident (B) evidence (C) evidently (D) to evident
108. Mach Corp. has a system that allows clients to manage to employees' files.
(A) access (B) accessible (C) to accessible (D) accessibly
109. The average listener will not be able to notice any between audio CD and MP3 files.
(A) differences (B) different (C) differently (D) of different
110. Without your , we cannot guarantee your room after 6 p.m.
A) confirm B) confirming C) confirmation D) confirmative
111. of countries belonging to GATT approved the agreement yesterday in Geneva.
A) Represents B) Representations C) Representatives D) Representing
112. Officials of the Sydney head of office will hold a conference to talk about goals for the next ten years.
A) them B) their C) theirs D) they
113. As a customer service representative, Mrs. Lee tried to solve complaints from customers
before asking for ______ supervisor's advice.
(A) she B) her C) hers D) herself
114 Mr. Alfred and I extend thanks to those that have helped this project in the past.
(A) us (B) ours (C) our (D) ourselves
115. Pioneer Corp. is considering--------- the release of the new equipment scheduled for later this month.
(A)postponing (B) postpone (C) to postpone (D) postponement
116. The company's business plan includes ---------- revenue from magazine and event promotions designed to help recruiters find qualified applicants.
(A) draw (B) drawing (C) to draw (D) drawer
117. This guideline is intended to -------- information about our databases and to provide a clear definition of how these database get updated and who has responsibilities
(A) clarification (B) classified (C) cleared (D) clarify
118. As of July 7, basic monthly telephone service will increase by $1.50 due to the new federal telecommunication tax, -------- state-to-state long-distance rates will decrease an average of 10 percent.
(A) otherwise (B) therefore (C) however (D) in addition to
119. He makes $20 an hour, has more work than he can handle.
(A) and (B) than (C) so (D) but
120. Their products are known not only for their low price, __________ for their high quality.
(A) but (B) but also (C) and also (D) as well as
During the second half of the nineteenth century, the production of food and feed crops in the United States rose at an extraordinarily rapid rate. Corn production increased by four and a half times, hay by five times, oats and wheat by seven times. The most crucial factor behind this phenomenal upsurge in productivity was the widespread adoption of labor-saving machinery by northern farmers. By 1850 horse-drawn reaping machines that cut grain were being introduced into the major grain-growing regions of the country. Horse-powered threshing machines to separate the seeds from the plants were already in general use. However, it was the onset of the Civil War in 1861 that provided the great stimulus for the mechanization of northern agriculture. With much of the labor force inducted into the army and with grain prices on the rise, northern farmers rushed to avail themselves of the new labor-saving equipment. In 1860 there were approximately 80,000 reapers in the country; five years later there were 350,000.
After the close of the war in 1865, machinery became ever more important in northern agriculture, and improved equipment was continually introduced. By 1880 a self-binding reaper had been perfected that not only cut the grain, but also gathered the stalks and bound them with twine. Threshing machines were also being improved and enlarged, and after 1870 they were increasingly powered by steam engines rather than by horses. Since steam-powered threshing machines were costly items — running from $ 1,000 to $4,000 — they were usually owned by custom thresher owners who then worked their way from farm to farm during the harvest season. "Combines" were also coming into use on the great wheat ranches in California and the Pacific Northwest. These ponderous machines — sometimes pulled by as many as 40 horses — reaped the grain, threshed it, and bagged it, all in one simultaneous operation.
The adoption of labor-saving machinery had a profound effect upon the sale of agricultural operations in the northern states — allowing farmers to increase vastly their crop acreage. By the end of century, a farmer employing the new machinery could plant and harvest two and half times as much corn as a farmer had using hand methods 50 years before.
1. What aspect of farming in the United States in the nineteenth century does the passage mainly discuss?
(A) How labor-saving machinery increased crop Production
(B) Why southern farms were not as successful as Successful as northern farms
(C) Farming practices before the Civil War
(D) The increase in the number of people farming
2. The word "crucial" in line 4 is closest in meaning to
3. The phrase "avail themselves" in line 11 is closest in meaning to
(A) take care
(B) make use
(C) get rid
(D) do more
4. According to the passage , why was the Civil War a stimulus for mechanization?
(A) The army needed more grain in order to feed the soldiers.
(B) Technology developed for the war could also the used by farmers.
(C) It was hoped that harvesting more grain would lower the price of grain.
(D) Machines were needed to replace a disappearing labor force.
5. The passage supports which of the following statements about machinery after the Civil War?
(A) Many farmers preferred not to use the new machinery.
(B) Returning laborers replaced the use of machinery.
(C) The use of farm machinery continued to increase.
(D) Poor-quality machinery slowed the pace of crop production.
6. Combines and self-binding reapers were similar because each
(A) could perform more than one function
(B) required relatively little power to operate
(C) was utilized mainly in California
(D) required two people to operate
7. The word "they" in line 19 refers to
(A) grain stalks
(B) threshing machines
(C) steam engines
8. It can be inferred from the passage that most farmers did not own threshing machines because
(A) farmers did not know how to use the new machines
(B) farmers had no space to keep the machines
(C) thresher owner had chance to buy the machines before farmers did
(D) the machines were too expensive for every farmer to own
9. The word "ponderous" in line 21 is closest in meaning to
正确答案： ACBDC ABDB