A great deal of attention is being paid today to the so-called digital divide--the division of the world into the info(information) rich and the info poor. And that __1__ does exist today. My wife and I lectured about this looming danger twenty years ago. What was less __2__ then, however, were the new, positive __3__ that work against the digital divide. __4__,there are reasons to be __5__.

  There are technological reasons to hope the digital divide will narrow. As the Internet becomes more and more __6__, it is in the interest of business to universalize access-after all, the more people online, the more potential __7__ there are. More and more __8__, afraid their countries will be left __9__, want to spread Internet access. Within the next decade or two, one to two billion people on the planet will be __10__ together. As a result, I now believe the digital divide will __11__ rather than widen in the years ahead. And that is very good news because the Internet may well be the most powerful tool for __12__ world poverty that we've ever had.

  Of course, the use of the Internet isn't the only way to __13__ poverty. And the Internet is not the only tool we have. But it has __14__ potential.

  To __15__ advantage of this tool, some poor countries will have to get over their outdated anti-colonial prejudices __16__ respect to foreign investment. Countries that still think foreign investment is a/an __17__ of their sovereignty might well study the history of __18__ (the basic structural foundations of a society) in the United States. When the United States built its industrial infrastructure, it didn't have the capital to do so. And that is __19__ America's Second Wave infrastructure-__20__ roads, harbors, highways, ports and so on-were built with foreign investment.

  1. A) divide B) information C) world D) lecture

  2. A) obscure B) visible C) invisible D) indistinct

  3. A) forces B) obstacles C) events D) surprises

  4. A) Seriously B) Entirely C) Actually D) Continuously

  5. A) negative B) optimistic C) pleasant D) disappointed

  6. A) developed B) centralized C) realized D) commercialized

  7. A) users B) producers C) customers D) citizens

  8. A) enterprises B) governments C) officials D) customers

  9. A) away B) for C) aside D) behind

  10. A) netted B) worked C) put D) organized

  11. A) decrease B) narrow C) neglect D) low

  12. A) containing B) preventing C) keeping D) combating

  13. A) win B) detail C) defeat D) fear

  14. A) enormous B) countless C) numerical D) big

  15. A) bring B) keep C) hold D) take

  16. A) at B) with C) of D) for

  17. A) offence B) investment C) invasion D) insult

  18. A) construction B) facility C) infrastructure D) institution

  19. A) why B) where C) when D) how

  20. A) concerning B) concluding C) according D) including


  Have you ever wondered what our future is like?Practically all people _1_ a desire to predict their future _2_.Most people seem inclined to _3_ this task using causal reasoning.First we _4_ recognize that future circumstances are _5_ caused or conditioned by present ones.We learn that getting an education will _6_ how much money we earn later and that swimming beyond the reef may bring an unhappy _7_ with a shark.Second,people also learn that such _8_ of cause and effect are probabilistic(可能的) in nature.That is,the effects occur more often when the causes occur than when the causes are _9_, but not always.Thus,students learn that studying hard _10_ good grades in most instances,but not every time.Science makes these concepts of causality and probability more _11_ and provides techniques for dealing _12_ then more accurately than does causal human inquiry.In looking at ordinary human inquiry,we need to _13_ between prediction and understanding.Often,even if we don't understand why,we are willing to act _14_ the basis of a demonstrated predictive ability.Whatever the primitive drives _15_ motivate human beings,satisfying them depends heavily on the ability to_16_future circumstances.The attempt to predict is often played in a _17_ of knowledge and understanding.If you can understand why certain regular patterns _18_,you can predict better than if you simply observe those patterns.Thus,human inquiry aims _19_ answering both "what" and "why" question,and we pursue these _20_ by observing and figuring out.

  1. [A]exhibit [B]exaggerate [C]examine [D]exceed

  2. [A]contexts [B]circumstances [C]inspections [D]intuitions

  3.[A]underestimate [B]undermine [C]undertake [D]undergo

  4. [A]specially [B]particularly [C]always [D]generally

  5. [A]somehow [B]somebody [C]someone [D]something

  6. [A]enact [B]affect [C]reflect [D]inflect

  7. [A]meeting [B]occurrence [C]encounter [D]contact

  8. [A]patterns [B]designs [C]arrangements[D]pictures

  9. [A]disappointde [B]absent [C]inadequate [D]absolute

  10.[A]creates [B]produces [C]loses [D]protects

  11.[A]obscure [B]indistinct [C]explicit [D]explosive

  12.[A]for [B]at [C]in [D]with

  13.[A]distinguish [B]distinct [C]distort [D]distract

  14.[A]at [B]on [C]to [D]under

  15.[A]why [B]how [C]that [D]where

  16.[A]predict [B]produce [C]pretend [D]precede

  17.[A]content [B]contact [C]contest [D]context

  18.[A]happen [B]occur [C]occupy [D]incur

  19.[A]at [B]on [C]to [D]beyond

  20.[A]purposes [B]ambitions [C]drives [D]goals



  在考试的时候,当你发现这四个单词你都认识,你可以回忆一下在你初中或者是高中阶段,我们学过这单词,一般情况下用于哪种句型当中,会用在哪种场景当中。你可以通过这样一种基本的场景来判断这个词所使用的角度。比如说平时我们都知道a good idea!很少会有人用a good thought!idea和thought都是想法的意思,你可以根据常规的想法来想,idea会更适合一些,因此说第一就是根据我们常说的一些固定感来确定这单词所使用的方向。







  Most people would be 67 by the high quality of medicine 68 to most Americans. There is a lot of specialization, a great deal of 69 to the individual, a 70 amount of advanced technical equipment, and 71 effort not to make mistakes because of the financial risk which doctors and hospitals must 72 in the courts if they 73 things badly.
  But the Americans are in a mess. The problem is the way in 74 health care is organized and 75 . 76 to public belief it is not just a free competition system. The private system has been joined a large public system, because private care was simply not 77 the less fortunate and the elderly.
  But even with this huge public part of the system, 78 this year will eat up 84.5 billion dollars—more than 10 per cent of the U.S. budget—large numbers of Americans are left 79 . These include about half the 11 million unemployed and those who fail to meet the strict limits 80 income fixed by a government trying to make savings where it can.
  The basic problem, however, is that there is no central control 81 the health system. There is no 82 to what doctors and hospitals charge for their services, other than what the public is able to pay. The number of doctors has shot up and prices have climbed. When faced with toothache, a sick child, or a heart attack, all the unfortunate person concerned can do is 83 up.
  Two-thirds of the population 84 covered by medical insurance. Doctors charge as much as they want 85 that the insurance company will pay the bill.
  The rising cost of medicine in the U.S. is among the most worrying problems facing the country. In 1981 the country's health bill climbed 15.9 per cent—about twice as fast as prices 86 general.

  67. A compressed B impressed C obsessed D repressed
  68. A available B attainable C achievable D amenable
  69. A extension B retention C attention D exertion
  70. A countless B titanic C broad D vast
  71. A intensive B absorbed C intense D concentrated
  72. A run into B come into C face D defy
  73. A treat B deal C maneuver D handle
  74. A which B that C what D when
  75. A to finance B financed C the finance D to be financed
  76. A Contrary B Opposed C Averse D Objected
  77. A looking for B looking into C looking after D looking over
  78. A which B what C that D it
  79. A over B out C off D away
  80. A for B in C with D on
  81. A over B on C under D behind
  82. A boundary B restriction C confinement D limit
  83. A to pay B paying C to be paid D to have paid
  84. A is being B are C have been D is
  85. A knowing B to know C they know D known
  86. A in B with C on D for











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