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 number of speakers of English in Shakespeare's time is estimated to have been about five million. Today it is estimated that some 260 million people speak it as a(an)
21 language, mainly in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the standard varieties of English found in these areas, 22 are a great many regional and social varieties of the language as well as 23 levels of usage that are employed both in its spoken and written forms.
In fact, it is
24 to estimate the number of people in the world who have acquired an adequate working knowledge of English in addition to their own languages. The 25 for English learning and the situations in which such learning takes place are so varied that it is 26 to explain and still more difficult to judge 27 forms an adequate working knowledge for each situation.
The main reason for the widespread
28 for English is its present day importance as a world language. Besides 29 the indefinite needs of its native speakers, English is a language in which some of important works in science, technology, and other 30 are being produced, and not always by native speakers. It is widely used for 31 purposes as meteorological(气象的) and airport communications, international conferences, and the 32 of information over the radio and television networks of many 33 It is a language of wider communication for a number of developing countries, specially former British colonies. Many of these countries have multi-lingual 34 and need a language for internal communication in such matters as government, commerce, industry, law and 35 as well as for international communication and for entrance to the scientific and technological developments in the West.
21 ( )A.foreign B.native C.second D.official
22 ( )A.they B.which C.there D.that
23 ( )A.various B.similar C.familiar D.same
24 ( )A.possible B.necessary C.unnecessary D.impossible
25 ( )A.purpose B.cause C.effect D.method
26 ( )A.simple B.natural C.practical D.difficult
27 ( )A.what B.how C.why D.where
28 ( )A.require B.request C.supply D.demand
29 ( )A.providing B.serving C.supposing D.leaving
30 ( )A.areas B.courses C.races D.fields
31 ( )A.such B.all C.many D.those
32 ( )A.use B.spread C.cover D.connection
33 ( )A.cities B.stations C.states D.nations
34 ( )A.languages B.populations C.accents D.customs
35 ( )A.education B.market C.college D.business