1、Those were the four men _____ had got an award for their contribution to the country and _____ photos appeared on the front page of yesterday’s newspaper.
2、—Lisa, I heard that you got a new job. I didn’t even know you were looking. Why did you change?
—Well, I started to apply for jobs about a month ago. You know, the pay at my old job was too low, and the hours were so long. Now, I make more money, and my working hours are shorter.
—That’s great! _____
B．You really flatter me.
3、—What if I told everyone what I thought of them?
—_____ that, conversation would be impossible.
A．Were you to do
B．Should you have done
C．Would you do
D．Might you do
4、_____ when I myself became a parent did I realize the value of my parents’ advice.
5、It rained every day for two weeks, completely _____ our holiday.
Read the following passage and fill in each blank with one word. Choose the correct word in one of the following three ways: according to the context, by using the correct form of the given word, or by using the given letter(s) of the word. Remember to write the answers on the answer sheet.
If you happen to be shopping in the Ginza district of Tokyo, you might get a message on your mobile phone telling you which of the shops you’re near has a sale on at the (6) mo_____. But do the shops know how to contact you? How do they know where you are?
The answer is RFID—radio frequency identification. RFID is in many ways a great idea. How does it work? Tiny computer chips (or “tags”) are (7) _____ (attach) to objects, clothes or packaging. These chips can be read by a central computer network. If you want to find your lost dog or to research the movements of ants, RFID is very (8) _____ (help). This is what researchers at Bristol University (9) _____ in 2009. Just put the tag on the animal and watch from a safe (10) dis_____. RFID has commercial uses too. Delta Airlines uses it to track luggage and the US Department of Defense uses it to count its weapons and vehicles.
So how can RFID be used in (11) adv_____? Well, imagine your clothes have an RFID tag. Every time you enter the shopping mall a scanner “reads” your name, age and buying habits. It knows which shampoo you buy, which bread you prefer. The scanner then uses this information to target you (12) _____ special offers. Just a few years ago, this sounded like science fiction, but it’s becoming more and more common.
So, what is the problem? The problem is that great technology is often used for less great (13) pur_____ RFID could easily be used to track people instead of products. The boss may decide to track his workers—to see (14) _____ spends their time smoking outside or taking long lunch breaks. The government may want to see which books you are reading or which political gatherings you are attending. As all shoppers know, everything costs something. The cost of RFID may be your (15) _____ (private).
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