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    2015年全国硕士研究生入学统一考试英语(二)完形填空

    [摘要] Section I Use of EnglishDirections:Read the following text Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and m

    Section I  Use of English
    Directions:
    Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)
    In our contemporary culture, the prospect of communicating with -- or even looking at -- a stranger is virtually unbearable. Everyone around us seems to agree by the way they fiddle with their phones, even without a __1__ underground.
    It's a sad reality -- our desire to avoid interacting with other human beings -- because there's __2__ to be gained from talking to the stranger standing by you. But you wouldn't know it, __3__ into your phone. This universal armor sends the __4__ : "Please don't approach me."
    What is it that makes us feel we need to hide _5__ our screens?
    One answer is fear, according to Jon Wortmann, executive mental coach. We fear rejection, or that our innocent social advances will be __6__ as "creepy,". We fear we'll be __7__ . We fear we'll be disruptive. Strangers are inherently __8__ to us, so we are more likely to feel __9__ when communicating with them compared with our friends and acquaintances. To avoid this anxiety, we __10__ to our phones. "Phones become our security blanket," Wortmann says. "They are our happy glasses that protect us from what we perceive is going to be more __11__."
    But once we rip off the bandaid, tuck our smartphones in our pockets and look up, it doesn't __12__ so bad. In one 2011 experiment, behavioral scientists Nicholas Epley and Juliana Schroeder asked commuters to do the unthinkable: Start a __13__ . They had Chicago train commuters talk to their fellow __14__ . "When Dr. Epley and Ms. Schroeder asked other people in the same train station to __15__ how they would feel after talking to a stranger, the commuters thought their __16__ would be more pleasant if they sat on their own," the New York Times summarizes. Though the participants didn't expect a positive experience, after they __17__ with the experiment, "not a single person reported having been snubbed."
    __18__ , these commutes were reportedly more enjoyable compared with those sans communication, which makes absolute sense, __19__ human beings thrive off of social connections. It's that __20__ : Talking to strangers can make you feel connected.
    1.   [A] ticket        [B] permit                  [C] signall             [D] record
    2. [A] nothing          [B] link                 [C] another                [D] much
    3. [A] beaten            [B] guided                 [C] plugged          [D] brought
    4. [A] message   [B] cede               [C] notice             [D] sign
    5. [A] under        [B] beyond                [C] behind                 [D] from
    6. [A] misinterprete [B] misapplied        [C] misadjusted          [D] mismatched
    7. [A] fired          [B] judged                 [C] replaced         [D] delayed
    8. [A] unreasonable [B] ungreatful        [C] unconventional    [D] unfamiliar
    9. [A] comfortable    [B] anxious                [C] confident        [D] angry
    10. [A] attend            [B] point              [C] take          [D] turn
    11. [A] dangerous      [B] mysterious      [C] violent      [D] boring
    12. [A] hurt             [B] resist          [C] bend         [D] decay
    13. [A] lecture            [B] conversation   [C] debate    [D] negotiation
    14. [A] trainees          [B] employees      [C] researchers [D] passengers
    15. [A] reveal        [B] choose            [C] predictl     [D] design
    16. [A] voyage           [B] flight         [C] walk          [D] ride
    17. [A] went through [B] did away         [C] caught up [D] put up
    18. [A] In turn            [B] In particular [C] In fact     [D] In consequence
    19. [A] unless [B] since               [C] if               [D] whereas
    20. [A] funny        [B] simple       [C] logical            [D] rare

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