Part II Cloze (20 points)
Directions: There are 20 numbered blanks in the following passage. For each blank, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D, choose the one that best completes the dialogue and mark your answer on the ANSEWR SHEET.
The Voice of America began during the World WarⅡ. When Germany was broadcasting a radio program to get international 21___American officials believed they should 22___the German broadcast with words that they thought were the facts of world events. The first VOA news report began with words in 23___ “The 24___ may be good or bad, but we shall tell you the truth.” Within a week, other VOA 25____ were broadcasting in Italian, French and English.
After the World WarⅡended in 1945, some Americans felt VOA‘s 26____ had to be changed, 27 ____the Soviet Union became enemy of AmericA.They wanted to 28 ____Soviet listeners. Then VOA began broadcasting in Russian.
In the early years VOA began adding something new to its broadcast that was 29__________ “ Music USA”. Another new idea came along in 1959.VOA knew that many listeners did not know 30__________ English to completely understand its 31__________ English broadcast. So VOA 32 __________a simpler kind of English, 33__________ uses about 1，500 words and is spoken 34 __________of course, it is special English.
In the 35__________ of most VOA listeners, the most 36__________ program is the news report. News fromaround the world 37__________ into the VOA news rooms in Washington 24 hours a day. It comes from VOA reporters in 38__________ cities and also from other 39__________ like BBC.VOA writers and editors use these materials to 40__________ news reports, which are being broadcast in 43 languages.
21. A.business B.culture C.support D.information
22. A.reply B.answer C.join D.interrupt
23. A.same B.short C.English D.German
24. A.news B.problems C.effects D.opinions
25. A.stations B.news C.announcers D.officials
26. A.home B.position C.purpose D.results
27. A.if B.supposing C.considering D.in order that
28. A.reach B.satisfy C.attack D.support
29. A.known B.reported C.called D.printed
30.A.American B.British C.standard D.enough
31.A.normal B.fast C.good D.exact
32.A.invented B.discovered C.taught D.stopped
33.A.it B.who C.which D.that
34.A.slowly B.rapidly C.normally D.loudly
35.A.pleasure B.course C.opinion D.advice
36.A.difficult B.important C.various D.common
37.A.flies B.sends C.delivers D.pasts
38.A.all B.major C.American D.news
39.A.broadcasts B.forms C.newspapers D.countries
40.A.broadcast B.announce C.translate D.prepare
21—25 CBDAC 26—30 CCACD 31—35 AACAC 36—40 BABAD
29.选C.be called “被称做…”。
38.选B.major cities指大城市。根据常识可排除A、D，根据around the world，可排除C.