本科大学英语(4)期末复习资料-阅读理解部分题型四:完型填空

   第四部分:完型填空(共5小题;每小题3分,满分15分)

  1.

  It’s very interesting to study names of different countries. Chinese names are different from foreign names. Once an English lady came to __21__ me. When I was introduced to her, she said, “Glad to meet you, Miss Ping.” Then she gave me her name card with three words on it: “Betty J. Black”. So I said, “Thank you, Miss Betty.” We looked at each other and laughed heartily. Later I found that the English people __22__ their family names last and the given names first, while their middles are not used very much. I explained to her that the Chinese family name comes first, the given names last, so she __23__ never call me Miss Ping. She asked if we Chinese had a middle name. I told her we didn’t. But people may often find three words on a Chinese name card. In this case the family name still comes first and the other words after it __24__ a two-word given name. It is quite usual in China. My sister is Li Xiaofang. She has two words in her given name instead of just one __25__ mine.

  A. visit B. should C. like D. put E. are

  2.

  Many students find the experience of attending university lectures to be a confusing and frustrating experience. The lecturer speaks for one or two hours, perhaps __21__ the talk with slides, writing up important information on the blackboard, distributing reading material and giving out assignment. The new student sees the other students continuously writing on notebooks and __22__ what to write. Very often the student leaves the lecture with notes which do not catch the main points and which become hard even for the students to understand.

  Most institutions provide courses which assist new students to develop the skills they need to be effective listeners and note-takers. If these are unavailable, there are many useful study-skills guides which __23__ learners to practise these skills independently. In all cases it is important to tackle the problem before actually starting your studies.

  It is important to acknowledge that most students have difficulty in acquiring the language skills required in college study. One way of __24__ these difficulties is to attend the language and study-skills classes which most institutions provide throughout the academic year. Another basic strategy is to find a study partner __25__ it is possible to identify difficulties, exchange ideas and provide support.

  A. overcoming B. wonders C. enable D. with whom E. illustrating

  3.

  A rich American went into a shop in London. He wanted very much __21__ a nice-looking watch. He saw a watch and liked it so much that he decided to buy it. But the owner of the shop asked five hundred dollars for it. While the American was hesitating, a young man suddenly came into the shop, took the watch out of the owner’s hand and ran out with it. It all happened in __22__ seconds. When the owner ran out into the street, the young man had already __23__ among the people. The American went on. At the next corner, he saw the young man with the stolen watch in his hand, “Do you want to buy a fine watch, sir?” he said in a low voice, “It’s only a hundred dollars.”

  “The young man doesn’t know I saw him __24__ the watch just now,” he thought. The American paid at once and went happily back to his room with the watch. He told his friend about the fine watch. His friend __25__ a look at the watch and started to shout immediately. He said, “You are a fool. This watch is worth only ten dollars. I’m sure the shop owner and the young man planned all this together.”

  A. a few B. disappeared C. to get D. took E. stealing

  4.

  The world is not only hungry; it is also thirsty for water. This may seem strange to you, since nearly 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. But about 97% of this huge__21__ is seawater, or salt water. Man can only drink and use the other 3% of the fresh water that comes from rivers, lakes, underground, and other__22__. And we can’t even use all of that, because some of it is in the form of icebergs and glaciers. Even worse, some of it has been polluted. However, as things stand today, this small amount of fresh water__23__ is constantly being replaced by rainfall is still enough for us. But our need for water is increasing rapidly—almost day by day. We all have to learn how to stop wasting our__24__ water. One of the first steps we should take is to develop ways of reusing it. Experiments have already been done in this__25__, but only on a small scale. The systems that have been worked out resemble those used in spacecraft.

  A. field B. sources C. which D. precious E. amount

  5.

  The people began talking a lot about Women’s Liberation. __21__ first I did not take it seriously. I thought that the women in the movement were just unhappy and bitter. I had the __22__ that they hated men, whereas I myself had nothing against men at all. However, I was encouraged by a friend to attend a meeting in North London. There were Women’s Liberation groups in each area of London, __23__ in size and in their particular interests. The group I attended was started by a few of middle-class intellectual women who wanted to get the support of working-class housewives in the area. However, __24__ I turned up at the meeting I found that the other women were all the middle-class graduates, a few with several degrees. Some of the girls were very intellectual and articulate, and had even published books or appeared on TV. I have been __25__ the group for several years now and we have had some interesting discussions about the issues the Women’s Liberation Movement is concerned with.

  A. when B. At C. going to D. idea E. varying

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