Ⅲ. Cloze (30 points)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
The first snowboards were made in the 1960s. However, it was in the late 70s that they became more 21 throughout the 80s, more and more people began taking up the sport, even though snowboards were not allowed on most ski hills. 22 its earlier problems, snowboarding is now the world's 23 growing winter sport and most resorts (度假地) welcome snowboards.
In 1963, a Grade 8 student named Tom Sims 24 a ski-board for a school project in New Jersey. Then, in 1966, a man named Sherman Poppen 25 two skis together for his kids on Christmas day. He called his invention "the Snurfer," which 26 the words "snow" and "surf.” In 1969, Jake Burton Carpenter received a 27 for Christmas. He soon began designing boards, and today "Burton" is a popular 28 of snowboard.
By the 1980s, snowboarding had become very popular. 29 , most ski resorts did not allow snowboarding because they thought it was too 30 . Since many snowboarders were young, many older skiers did not want them on the ski hills. The snowboarders had to go to the backcountry, 31 patrolled（有巡逻的）resorts.
Rejection at the resorts did not 32 snowboarding from growing in popularity. Eventually, the owners of ski resorts changed their views. They 33 that they could make more money by allowing snowboarding. One by one, the resorts 34 to welcome snowboards. Today, many resorts even set 35 special areas where snowboarders can practice their creative tricks.
21. A. spreading
22. A. Besides
B. Instead of
D. Because of
23. A. fastest
C. most slowly
D. most efficiently
24. A. discovered
25. A. bought
26. A. combines
27. A. tool
28. A. brand
29. A. Therefore
C. away from
D. close to
1.Robert Edwards was blinded in a traffic accident. He was also a little deaf 1 old age. Last week， he was taking a walk near his home when a thunderstorm came. He hid 2 the storm under a big tree and was struck by lightning. He was knocked 3 the ground and woke up some 20 minutes 4 ， lying face down in water below a tree. He went into the house and lay down in bed. A short time later， he awoke； his legs felt 5 and he was trembling， but， when he opened his eyes， he could see the clock across the room fading in and out in front of him. When his wife entered， he 6 her for the first time in nine years. Doctors 7 that he had regained his sight and hearing obviously from the flash of lightning， but they were unable to explain that. The only 8 explanation offered by one doctor was that， 9 Edwards lost his sight as a result of trauma in a terrible accident， perhaps the only way it could be restored was by 10 trauma.
1. A. because B. because of C. as D. since
2. A. from B. away C. against D. contrary
3. A. at B. in C. to D. on
4. A. late B. soon C. later D. after
5. A. dying B. dead C. die D. being died
6. A. saw B. watched C. noticed D. examined
7. A. say B. thought over C. made sure D. agreed to
8. A. possibly B. possible C. probably D. mainly
9. A. although B. because of C. even though D. since
10. A. others B. other C. another D. one other
2.Smoking, which may be a pleasure for some people, is a serious source of discomfort for their fellows . 11 , medical authorities express their concern about the effect of smoking 12 the health not only of those who smoke but also of those who do not. In fact, non-smokers who must involuntarily inhale (吸入) the air 13 by tobacco smoke may suffer more than the smokers 14 .
Smoking is prohibited in the theatres and in halls used for showing films 15 in laboratories 16 there may be a fire hazard (危险). Elsewhere, it is up to your good 7 .
I am 18 asking you to maintain “No-Smoking” in classrooms and seminar rooms. This will prove that you have the 19 health in mind, which is very important to a large 20 of our students.
11. A. Still B. Further C. More D. Again
12. A. in B. to C. on D. with
13. A. polluting B. be polluted C. polluted D. to be polluted
14.A. them B. themselves C. their own D. they
15.A. and B. but C. as well as D. also
16.A. where B. which C. that D. how
17.A. feeling B. sense C. realize D. think
18.A. so B. next C. therefore D. and
19.A.non-smokers B.non-smokers’ C. non-smoker’s D. non-smoker
20.A. number B. amount C. many D. much