For many people today, reading is no longer relaxation. To keep up their work they must read letters, reports, trade publications, interoffice communications, not to mention newspapers and magazines: a never-ending flood of words. In 1 a job or advancing in one, the ability to read and comprehend 2 can mean the difference between success and failure. Yet the unfortunate fact is that most of us are 3 readers. Most of us develop poor reading 4 at an early age, and never get over them. The main deficiency 5 in the actual stuff of language itself ――words. Taken individually, words have 6 meaning until they are strung together into phrases, sentences and paragraphs. 7 , however, the untrained reader does not read groups of words. He laboriously reads one word at a time, often regressing(退回) to 8 words or passages. Regression, the tendency to look back over 9 you have just read, is a common bad habit in reading. Another habit which 10 down the speed of reading is vocalization―sounding each word either orally or mentally as 11 reads.
To overcome these bad habits, some reading clinics use a device called an 12 , which moves a bar (or curtain) down the page at a predetermined(预先确定的) speeD.The bar is set at a slightly faster rate 13 the reader finds comfortable, in order to “stretch” him. The accelerator forces the reader to read fast, 14 word-by-word reading, regression and subvocalization(默读)practically impossible. At first 15 is sacrificed for speeD.But when you learn to read ideas and concepts, you will not only read faster, 16 your comprehension will improve. Many people have found 17 reading skill drastically improved after some training. 18 Charlce Au, a business manager, for instance, his reading rate was a reasonably good 172 words a minute 19 the training, now it is an excellent 1,378 words a minute. He is delighted that how he can 20 a lot more reading material in a short period of time.
1. A.applying B.doing C.offering D.getting
2. A.quickly B.easily C.roughly D.decidedly
3. A.good B.curious C.poor D.urgent
4. A.training B.habits C.situations D.custom
5. A.lies B.combines C.touches D.involves
6. A.some B.a lot C.little D.dull
7. A.Fortunately B.In fact C.Logically D.Unfortunately
8. A.reuse B.reread C.rewrite D.recite
9. A.what B.which C.that D.if
10.A.scales B.cuts C.slows D.measures
11.A.some one B.one C.he D.reader
12.A.accelerator B.actor C.amplifier D.observer
13.A.then B.as C.beyond D.than
14.A.enabling B.leading C.making D.indicating
15.A.meaning B.comprehension C.gist D.regression
16.A.but B.nor C.or D.for
17.A.our B.your C.their D.such a
18.A.Look at B.Take C.Make D.Consider
19.A.for B.in C.after D.before
20.A.master B.go over C.present D.get through
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My father often works very harD.And he has 1 to see a film. Here I’ll tell you 2 about him.
One afternoon, when he finished his work and 3 go home, he found a film ticket under the 4 on his desk. He thought he 5 to have not much work to do that day and 6 was quite wonderful to pass the 7 at the cinemA.So he came back home and 8 finished his supper. Then he said 9 to us and left.
But to our 10 , he came back about half an hour later, I 11 him what was the matter. He smiled and told us about 12 funny thing that had happened at the cinema.
When my father was sitting in his seat, a 13 came to my father’s and said that the seat was 14 . My father was surpriseD.He took out the ticket 15 looked at it carefully. It was Row17, 16 . And then he looked at the seat. It was the same. So he asked her 17 her ticket. She took out the ticket at once and the seat shown in it was Row 17, Seat 3.
18 ? What’s the matter with all this? While they were wondering suddenly the woman said, “The 19 of the tickets are different.” So they looked at the ticket more carefully. After a while, my father said, “Oh, 20 , I made a mistake. My ticket is for the film a month ago. Take this seat, please.” With these words, he left the cinema.
1. A.little money B.much money C.little time D.much time
2. A.a funny story B.a good story C.an old story D.a strange story
3. A.was to B.was about to C.had to D.ought
4. A.box B.book C.glass D.paper
5. A.happened B.liked C.pretended D.wanted
6. A.it B.this C.that D.which
7. A.morning B.afternoon C.day D.evening
8. A.early B.quietly C.quickly D.suddenly
9. A.hello B.good-bye C.good evening D.good night
10.A.disappointment B.joy C.sorrow D.surprise
11.A.asked B.explained C.told D.wanted
12.A.a B.one C.some D.the
13.A.man B.woman C.doctor D.nurse
14.A.hers B.his C.taken D.wrong
15.A.and B.but C.or D.so
16.A.Seat1 B.Seat2 C.Seat3 D.Seat4
17.A.it bring B.to get C.to see D.to show
18.A.Why B.How C.When D.where
19.A.designs B.colors C.prices D.owners
20.A.I’m sad B.I’m sorry C.I’m wrong D.I’m worried
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