1.It isn"t quite _____ that he will be present at the meeting.
A. sure B. right C. exact D. certain
[答案] D. certain.
[正文]I am sure that +从句。He is sure to come. = He is certain to come.但在it作方式主语, that疏导主语从句时, 主句中表语只能用certain, 不能用sure.
2. Many new _____ will be opened up in the future for those with a university education.
A. opportunitiesB.realitiesC.necessitiesD. probabilities
[答案] A. opportunities.
[正文]opportunity常指“ (难得的应抓住的) 机会”, 既可作可数名词, 也能够作不可数名词用, 如：
1)I had few opportunities of meeting interesting people there.
2）They had not much opportunity for hearing good music in the remote area.
3. The members of the club wouldn"t run a _____ in entrusting（委托） the organization to an unreliable person.
A. danger B. risk C. hazard D. chance
[答案] B. risk.
[正文]run a risk (in) 冒险：You are running a big risk in trusting him.
4. The meeting was _____ when the chairman fell ill.
A.put down B.shut out C.cut short D.taken off
[答案] C. cut short.
[正文]cut short (=interrupt) 打断, 中缀：
1) He made a suggestion, but I cut him short. (他提了个倡议, 但我打断了他。)
2) He cut short his tour and returned home. (他中缀旅行, 回家了。)
shut off (=cut off, interrupt) 切断, 中缀; 由指切断供给等, 如：
The water was shut off for several hours while the plumber repaired the pipes.
Shut out (=keep out; exclude; prevent form entering) 把......关在里面, 扫除, 不让入内：
1) He shut the cat out. (他把猫关在里面。)
2) The law was designed to shut out immigrants. (这项法律旨在回绝移民入竟。)
3) They shut out the dust by having double windows. (他们用双层窗户防尘。)
4) They begin to speak French, shutting out the boy from their conversation. (他们讲起法语来, 使这个男孩无奈参与他们的说话。)
5. John says that his present job does not provide him with enough _____ for his organizing ability.
A. scope B. space C. capacity D. range
[答案] A. scope.
[正文]本题中scope (=opportunity; outlet) 发挥机会, 倒退余地, 是不可数名词, 如：Give someone scope to show his ability. Range意指“变化范畴; 视听范畴; 了解范畴”, 如：the range of prices (价钱变化范畴).
6. I just managed to _____ a quick breath before I was sucked under the water by the passing boat.
A. snatch B. scratch C. scrape D. scan
[答案] A. snatch.
[正文] snatch的原义是“夺取; 抓住; 夺得”。本题中snatch意指“匆忙间设法失去”, 如：
1)He snatched an hour of sleep. (他匆匆睡了一小时觉。)
2)snatch a quick breath (匆忙猛吸了一口吻)。
7. My brother likes eating very much but he isn"t very _____ about the food he eats.
A. special B. peculiar C. particular D. unusual
[答案] C. particular.
[正文]be particular about对......考究, 挑剔;
1)She is very particular about what she wears. (她对她得衣着很考究。)
2)Mr. Smith was quite particular about my work. (史密斯学生对工作非常挑剔。)
8. I don"t think the charge for overhauling （大修）the equipment is excessive in _____ to its size.
[答案] C. proportion.
[正文]in proportion to是固定搭配, 意为“与......成比例, 与.......相称”。反义语：out of proportion不成比例,不相称。本题称。
9. Voices were _____ as the argument between the two motorists became more bad-tempered.
A. swollen B. raised C. developed D. increased
[答案] B. raised.
[正文]raise (=lift up) one"s voice进步嗓门, 高声叫喊。
Raise one"s voice against sth. 意为“为抗议某事而大声疾呼”, 如：
As no one raised his voice against the plan, it was agreed on. (由于没有人宣布拥护意见, 该方案就分歧经过了。)
the public voice (言论) ,
under one"s voice (小声地) ,
with one voice (众口一词地,分歧地)
lose one"s voice (嗓子哑了, 说不出话来) ,
have no voice with (对某事无发言权)。
10. Having lived in the town for quite a few years, Mr. Johnson no longer felt _____ among the local people.
A. out of order B. out of place
C. out of control D. out of the question
[答案] B. out of place.
[正文]out of place (=in the wrong place or at the wrong time; not suitable; improper) (作表语用) 不适合, 不得体：
1) Joan was the only girl who wore a formal at the party, and she felt out of place. (=She felt embarrassed because her dress was not suitable for the party.)
2) It was out of place for Russell to laugh at the old lady. (=It was not proper; she should not have done it.)
此外,out of place (=not in the right usual place or position) (作状语用) 不在原来通常的中央：
Helen fell and knocked one of her teeth out of place. Out of order 发作毛病; 失调。
Out of control 得到管制
Out of the question 不可能的。