Choose the closest paraphrased version for each of the sentences or italicized parts.(10 points)
41. Today an appearance on a television talk show is the ultimate proof of “making it” in America.
A. shows more than anything else that you have established yourself in the U.S.
B. proves at last that you are capable of doing great things in the U.S.
C. is the best way to prove that you are an eloquent speaker in the U.S.
D. is the best proof of your talent for speaking on TV in the U.S.
42. we begin to move restlessly about if we feel time is slipping away without some return—be this in terms of pleasure, work value, or rest.
A. without getting paid for what we could have done—doing something enjoyable, working or just resting.
B. without achieving anything—doing something we enjoy, or getting something done, or simply relaxing.
C. not knowing whether we are getting anywhere in amusement, work or relaxation.
D. not knowing whether we will be rewarded with regard to pleasure, work or rest.
43. The little girl from the Pennsylvania woods, now approaching middle age, had fired a major salvo in the battle for the environment.
A. had made great contribution to human progress.
B. had aroused environmental awareness of the public.
C. had opened fire on those who were spoiling the environment.
D. had launched a fierce attack against pesticides producers and users.
44. In a well-known British newspaper, a writer argued recently that “industry is caught in a web of bribery” and that everyone is “on the take”.
A. everyone accepts bribes.
B. everyone works for money.
C. everyone is only too glad to become rich.
D. everyone is ready to take but no one is willing to give.
45. There is abundant luxury in the room but a minimum of taste.
A. The room is luxurious but the food doesn’t taste good.
B. The richly furnished room needs little decoration.
C. The room is richly furnished and decorated but shows little taste.
D. The more luxury in the room, the less taste on the part of the owner.
46. In the intimacy of the home it is easy to displace disappointment or frustration or anger onto the nearest person, and that person is often a husband or wife.
A. when you are angry, you tend to quarrel with your husband or wife.
B. when you are low, it is easy for you to blame your husband or wife.
C. you are likely to take out your frustration and anger on your husband or wife.
D. your husband or wife easily becomes a victim of your unreasonable behaviour.
47. I can penetrate social masks and roles and see the other person on a deeper level.
A. I can see the true colours of the person however nice he claims to be in society.
B. I know what the other person is deep down no matter how he presents himself.
C. I see through the other person no matter what he appears to be in public.
D. I can see the other person beyond his status and image.
48. And yet, we are also separate individuals. We must come to terms with our struggles alone.
A. We get nowhere relying on others to solve our problems.
B. We make our own decisions and won’t allow others to interfere.
C. We ought to know that we are the masters of our own future.
D. We must accept and deal with our difficult tasks by ourselves.
49. Doris could have made something of herself if she hadn’t been a girl.
A. If Doris had been a boy, she could have been a success story.
B. If Doris had been a boy, she could have got as good jobs as boys got.
C. Doris could have invented something if she had been as lucky as boys.
D. Doris would like to be a boy if she could live twice.
50. Reading it [my composition] with her own schoolteacher’s eye, my mother agreed that it was top-drawer seventh grade prose and complimented me.
A. it was such a good essay that my mother decided to keep it in a drawer.
B. the essay was more than what a seventh-grade student could write.
C. it was the best essay I had written in the seventh grade.
D. it was an excellent essay for a seventh grader.