2011年12月英语六级完形填空训练(1)

   For many people today, reading is no longer relaxation. To keep up their work they must read letters, reports, trade publications, interoffice communications, not to mention newspapers and magazines: a never-ending flood of words. In 1 a job or advancing in one, the ability to read and comprehend 2 can mean the difference between success and failure. Yet the unfortunate fact is that most of us are 3 readers. Most of us develop poor reading 4 at an early age, and never get over them. The main deficiency 5 in the actual stuff of language itself-words. Taken individually, words have 6 meaning until they are strung together into phrased, sentences and paragraphs. 7 , however, the untrained reader does not read groups of words. He laboriously reads one word at a time, often regressing to 8 words or passages. Regression, the tendency to look back over 9 you have just read, is a common bad habit in reading. Another habit which 10 down the speed of reading is vocalization—sounding each word either orally or mentally as 11 reads.

  To overcome these bad habits, some reading clinics use a device called an 12 , which moves a bar (or curtain) down the page at a predetermined speed. The bar is set at a slightly faster rate 13 the reader finds comfortable, in order to “stretch” him.The accelerator forces the reader to read fast, 14 word-by-word reading, regression and subvocalization, practically impossible. At first 15 is sacrificed for speed. But when you learn to read ideas and concepts, you will not only read faster, 16 your comprehension will improve. Many people have found 17 reading skill drastically improved after some training. 18 Charlce Au, a business manager, for instance, his reading rate was a reasonably good 172 words a minute 19 the training, now it is an excellent 1,378 words a minute. He is delighted that how he can 20 a lot more reading material in a short period of time.

  1. A.applying B.doing C.offering D.getting
  2. A.quickly B.easily C.roughly D.decidedly
  3. A.good B.curious C.poor D.urgent
  4. A.training B.habits C.situations D.custom
  5. A.lies B.combines C.touches D.involves
  6. A.some B. A lot C.little D.dull
  7. A.Fortunately B.In fact C.Logically D.Unfortunately
  8. A.reuse B.reread C.rewrite D.recite
  9. A.what B.which C.that D.if
  10. A.scales B.cuts C.slows D.measures
  11. A.some one B.one C.he D.reader
  12. A.accelerator B.actor C.amplifier D.observer
  13. A.then B.as C.beyond D.than
  14. A.enabling B.leading C.making D.indicating
  15. A.meaning B.comprehension C.gist D.regression
  16. A.but B.nor C.or D.for
  17. A.our B.your C.their D.sucha
  18. A.Look at B.Take C.Make D. Consider
  19. A.for B.in C.after D.before
  20. A.master B.go over C.present D.get through
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