1.By the time we got to the sale, all the good ( )was gone.
2.He resigned, depressed at the way that war and revolution have torn the country and families ( ).
3.The rules of the game are quite( ) most people.
4.Listening to Larry’s stories just made me feel ( ).
5.The ( ) I received from the people I met in the Maldives really made my holiday very special.
6.Right now there is no evidence that those flu viruses that （ ） our pets are contagious(传染的) to us.
7.These women live in New York City where it may be difficult to ( ) a way of living that would be affordable for their budgets.
8.Researchers have shown that ( ) can elevate mood, improve creativity and enhance sleep in many but not all people.
9.For people who live in industrialized countries, it is hard to conceive ( )living without electricity and other modern conveniences.
10.The court ruled that this man ( ) his political rights for a future four years after he has served his 13-year sentence.
A.be got rid of
B.be turned down
C.be deprived from
D.be deprived of
11.He tests the ways young chess players and athletes ( ）their brains while playing, so that he can evaluate each one’s potential for success.
12.People ( ) canned food and old clothes most frequently, but rarely do they think about bringing in underwear.
13.When a major news story breaks, most people ( ） the online or television media.
14.Children should be allowed to ( ) those few years of innocence before they have to learn the truth about the real world.
15.He was ( )travel literature.
16.Doctors’ salaries have risen substantially, ( ) nurses’ pay has actually fallen.
B.in spite of
17.Try as I might, I still can’t understand ( ) we could have done to justify all the suffering war inevitably inflicts.
18.He is a child with a vivid ( ).
19.A ( )silence followed her announcement.
20.Many people simply say that they want something, but they do not expend the substantial effort( )to achieve it.
A.what is required
B.that is requiring
1.Earthquakes may rightly be ranked as one of the most destructive forces known to man: since records began to be written down, it has been estimated that earthquake-related fatalities have numbered in the millions, and that earthquake-related destruction has been beyond calculation. The greater part of such damage and loss of life has been due to the collapse of buildings and the effects of rockslides, floods, fire, disease, tsunamis (gigantic sea waves), and other observable events resulting from earthquakes, rather than from the quakes themselves. The great majority of all earthquakes occur in two specific geographic areas. One such area covers the Pacific Ocean and its bordering landmasses. The other extends from the East Indians to the Atlas Mountains, including the Himalayas, Iran, Turkey, and the Alpine regions. It is in these two great belts or zones that ninety percent of all earthquakes take place; they may, however, happen anywhere at any time. This element of the unknown has for centuries added greatly to the dread and horror surrounding earthquakes, but in recent times there have been indications that earthquake forecast may be possible. By analyzing changes in animal behavior, patterns of movements in the earth’s shell, variations in the earth’s force of attraction, and the frequency with which minor earth shakes are observed, scientists have shown increasing success in predicting when and where earthquakes will strike. As a result, a worldwide earthquake warning network is already in operation and has helped to prepare for (and thus lessen) the vast destruction that might otherwise have been totally unexpected. It is doubtful that man will ever be able to control earthquakes and get rid of their destructiveness altogether, but as how and why earthquakes happen become better understood, man will become more and more able to deal with their possible damage before they occur.
2.Filling in company application forms can become a boring and repetitive task, yet any carelessness on an applicant’s part can draw a negative reaction from readers. Each company or organization usually uses its own specially designed form that, although it generally asks for the same basic information, may vary in detail. Consequently the suggestions below apply mainly to the approach you should take rather than suggest what you should write. *When visiting future employers, always carry your personal data record with you so that you can readily search for details such as dates, telephone numbers, and other useful information. *Treat every application form as though it is the first one you are completing ― write carefully and neatly. *Use words that describe the responsibility and different aspects of each job you have held rather than list only the duties you performed. *Particularly describe social activities that show your involvement in the community, or activities in which you held a teaching or coaching role. *Pay particular attention if there is a section on the form that asks you to comment on how your education and past experience have especially prepared you for the position. *Think this through very carefully before you write so that what you say shows a natural progression from past experience to the job you are applying for. If you can, and if they fit naturally, add a few words to demonstrate how the position fits your overall career plan.
1.Have you ever heard of a girl of 15, who has set up a company of her own? Wendy Wong is the girl. She started the business two years ago. She has already (1)## several computer games. They are so (2)## that over half a million games are sold every year. Now all of her family work in her business, and she is (3)## at school. She gets up early in the morning, and then has a talk with her family about the (4)##over breakfast. Every day during weekdays, she goes to school in her own car with a (5)##, for she is not old enough. She enjoys her school, but some of the work is too easy for her to feel (6)##. She usually gets “A” grades in all her (7)##,so the other students often ask her for (8)##. She finishes her homework in half an hour after her driver takes her home. After dinner, she goes to her office and (9)##working on her computer, writing games until 2 a.m. She does not usually need so much (10)## as other children.
2.Think of all the ways that you use your arms and hands. You use (1)## to open doors, carry boxes, climb trees and ride bikes. Jessica Cox was born (2)## arms. But she didn’t let that (3)## her from doing things. She (4)## to feed herself, paint and play the piano by using her feet. When she was at (5)##, Jessica watched the other students on the playground. She did not have hands to catch balls with, (6)## she did not have arms to climb with. Jessica imagined herself as a girl of unusually great ability. She would (7)##over the playground and take her friends into the sky. Many years later, when Jessica (8)## , she did fly. She learnt to fly a plane! It was (9)## work, but Jessica was patient, confident and brave. She controlled the plane with her feet. She made her (10)##come true.