1.As people’s living standards improve, the health and beauty business is ______ with
more sophisticated products than ever before.
2.The ______ of older persons is relatively low in developing countries, but it is growing
much faster than in the west.
2Makers of consumer electronics will pay for environmental sanitation services to collect and ______ used refrigerators, computers and televisions under the new rules.
3.As some of the rules concerning foreign trade ran contrary to the principles of the WTO,
the government decided to ______ them as soon as possible.
4.As the semester is drawing to an end, the student union is calling on all the students to
______ the temptation to cheat on exams.
5.In the last few years, the Internet and the World Wide Web have become ______ words;
almost everyone has heard of them.
6.Vicki never worried or hesitated about anything, she just ______ it and almost always
got whatever she wanted.
7.The reason 800 million people go hungry today is not that there isn’t enough food in the
world, ____ that these people cannot get the food anyway.
8.As she matured as an artist, she ______ realize that “all artists are a product of their
9.My son failed to come back home last night. This morning the police came to our house
and ______ my worst fears that he was injured in a car accident.
10.Because of the mad cow disease, the European Union _ a worldwide
Ban on British beef and beef product exports.
11.The exhibition at the Shanghai Science and Technology Center _____ such endangered
animals as the giant panda and the Siberian tiger and describes the work being done to protect them.
12.A computer file is a collection of ______ data, used to organize the storage and
processing of data by computer.
13.To protect the environment, scientists and engineers are researching ways to _________
electricity more cheaply from such renewable energy sources as the wind and sun.
14.In social dancing, the participants dance for their own pleasure rather than for the
______ of an audience.
15.Wireless waste from cell phones, pocket PCs, and music players ____ special problems
because they have toxic chemicals in batteries and other components.
16.Scientists have discovered many planets orbiting distant stars, all are ______ to life.
17.A healthy and better-educated new generation is a ______ for sustainable economic and
social development of all countries.
18.Parks and open spaces are essential to the quality of life in dense ______ areas such as
New York City.
19.My trip to the small village under the control of the enemy fire was full of delays and
difficulties, but I eventually ______.
B.turned it over
C.hit the sack
20.For traditional Chinese painters, fame and fortune come late, and it is ______ for artists
to hold their first exhibitions when they are over seventy years old.
C.not unheard of
21.A remote-controlled bomb exploded outside a hotel near the town square yesterday,
______ at least 12 people.
A.having been injured
22.When energy is converted from one form to another, some energy is always lost as heat.
______, no energy conversion is ever 100% efficient.
A.In other terms
B.In other words
C.In another way
D.In some way
23.While freshmen are considered part of the academic elite, some of them appear to lack
common sense ______ following traffic regulations.
B.when coming to
C.when it comes to
D.when they come to
24.A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough ______ a
fair deal afterwards.
D.to be given
25.NASA’s Mars program was set back when two spacecraft failed up reaching Mars, one
______ up in the planet’s atmosphere and the other ______ after a software failure.
26.After a very busy schedule in the past two months, Kenneth plans to take things ______
for a while.
27.I just wonder if ____ ever _____ that you could have your own enterprise and run it
yourself when you were still a student.
B.you…occurred to it
C.it…occurred to you
28.Bicycle riders want the city government to set aside special lanes for bicycles on some of
the main streets, but though they have got some supporters, ______ like the idea.
29.It can be said without exaggeration that no part of the United States is not easily
accessible by car, by train, or by air, and ______ by all the three of them.
A.More often than
B.More often than not
C.No more often than
D.Less often than
30.This report offered the most ____ and accurate information on the possible defects
resulting from cloning.
31.The worsening of the country’s economy could mean ______ public support for the
32.Henry stood by me when I most needed it. I’ll always ______ that.
33.Grandma always paid attention to the needs, wishes and feelings of those around her.
She was the most ______ woman I’ve ever known.
34.Certainly in our society teachers don’t enjoy the respect that is ____ to doctors and
35.The changes our city ______ in the past few years are little short of miracles.
36.He _____ the problem _____ in his mind for a whole week before he did anything about
37.Their heavy commitments do not allow them to ______ themselves _____ current affairs
as fully as they might wish.
38.Japan’s productivity has overtaken America’s in some manufacturing industries, but
elsewhere the United States has ______ its lead.
39.For convenience’s sake, most couples in America have a ______ bank account instead of
40.The woman is a ______ offender and has been arrested five times this year for
41.Any excitement you have at starting a new job is always ______ with a certain amount of
42.The problem of poverty is particularly ______ in rural areas where one in three adults is
43.If your monthly salary exceeds 10,000, you have to ______ 20% tax from the sum you
44.We can do without carpets. I prefer ______ wooden floors throughout the house.
45.Three people were killed in the bomb explosion, but police have not yet identified the
46.He was ashamed. That feeling ___, and he was never comfortable in church after that.
47.The increased volume of scheduled flights during the weeklong holiday is ______ the air
traffic control system.
48.In some areas China is ______ the developed countries, but it will take some years before
we can catch up with them.
49.I made ______ use of my spare time, mixing with a lot of different people and practicing
50.The meeting was successful and ended with a(n) ______ to set up cooperation between
the six states of the region.
51.We think it is wrong to single out any ______ of society for Aids testing.
52.The chances of the disease being ______ to humans are extremely remote.
53.The child has a(n) ______ disease which attacks the immune system.
54.It seems these creatures can ____ temperature which would kill other species.
55.History, ______ and modern, has taught these people an intense distrust of their
56.“Hi, John, could you show me how to ______ graphics with text on the same screen?”
57.What they have done is _____ two different types of entertainment, the circus and the
58.The school strives to treat pupils as individuals and to help each one to achieve their full
59.The thought of dying slowly and painfully ______ me. I really can’t understand why so
many people are opposed to euthanasia.