60. Rite of Passage is a good novel by any standards;___, it shoul d rank high on any list of science fiction.? (来源：http://www.EnglishCN.com)
A. consistently B. consequently C. invariably D. fortunately ?
61. The diversity of tropical plants in the region represents a seeming ly___ source of raw materials, of which only a few have been utilized.?
A. exploited B. controversial C. inexhaustible D. remarkable ?
62. While he was in Beijing, he spent all his time ___ some import ant museums and buildings.?
A. visiting B. traveling C. watching D. touring ?
63. You must let me have the annual report without ___ by ten o'cl ock tomorrow morning.?
A. failure B. hesitation C. trouble D. fail
64. As the director can't come to the reception, I'm representing the c ompany?
A. on his account B. on his behalf ? C. for his part D. in his interest ?
65. Dreams are___ in themselves, but when combined with other data, they can tell us much about the dreamer.?
A. uninformative B. startling? C. harmless D. uncontrollable
Part Ⅵ READING COMPREHENSION ［30 MIN.］?
SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION［25 MIN.］?
?In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.??
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.??
Clearly if we are to participate in the society in which we live we must communicate with other people. A great deal of communicating is performed on a person-t o-person basis by the simple means of speech. If we travel in buses, buy things in shops, or eat in restaurants, we are likely to have conversations where we give information or opinions, receive news or comment, and very likely have our views challenged by other members of society.?
Face-to-face contact is by no means the only form of communication and during the last two hundred years the art of mass communication has become one of the dominating factors of contemporary society. Two things, above others, have caused t he enormous growth of the communication industry. Firstly, inventiveness has led to advances in printing, telecommunications, photography, radio and television. secondly, speed has revolutionised the transmission and reception of communications so that local news often takes a back seat to national news, which itself i s often almost eclipsed by international news.?
No longer is the possession of information confined to a privileged minority. In the last century the wealthy man with his own library was indeed fortunate, but today there are public libraries. Forty years ago people used to flock to the cinema, but now far more people sit at home and turn on the TV to watch a program me that is being channelled into millions of homes. Communication is no longer merely concerned with the transmission of information. The modem communication industry influences the way people live in society and broadens their horizons by allowing access to information, education and entertainment. The printing, broadcasting and advertising industries are all involved with informing, educating and entertaining.?
Although a great deal of the material communicated by the mass media is very valuable to the individual and to the society of which he is a part, the vast modem network of communications is open to abuse. However, the mass media are with us for better, for worse, and there is no turning back.?
66. In the first paragraph the writer emphasizes the___ of face-t o-face contact in social settings.?
A. nature B. limitation C. usefulness D. creativity ?
67. It is implied in the passage that___.?
A. local news used to be the only source of information.?
B. local news still takes a significant place.?
C. national news is becoming more popular.?
D. international news is the fastest transmitted news. ?
68. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT??
A. To possess information used to be a privilege.?
B. Public libraries have replaced private libraries.?
C. Communication means more than transmission.?
D. Information influences ways of life and thinking. ?
69. From the last paragraph we can infer that the writer is___.?
A. indifferent to the harmful influence of the mass media?
B. happy about the drastic changes in the mass media?
C. pessimistic about the future of the mass media?
D. concerned about the wrong use of the mass media ??