一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. With a looming demographic bombshell, Japan must renew its domestic sector as it starts to ______ greater portions of its economic output to social security and medical payments.|
2. Thousands of service-company employees who work for big regulated industries may now also see their future ____.
3. In Thailand, senators who represent real estate interests are intent ___ blocking the passage of laws that would speed up foreclosures
4. Company coffers are brimming ____ profits.
5. In resolving the problem, the IMF and world leaders must, of course, urgently address the ___ issuses of shaky banking systems, transparency and financial management.
6. Small businesses have to depend ____ the health of large companies for their livelihood..
7. The protesters sense that Korea’s economy and society are changing so rapidly that many ____ parts of life will die out.
8. Growth has ____ to an average rate of 4% from about 2% in 1995.
9. Although meant to be ___, this incantation is dangerously misleading.
10. Like generals fighting the last war, the Fed seems to be focusing ____ traditional cyclical indicators.
11. In a desperate effort to keep things afloat, Asian companies dramatically ___ their short-term bank borrowings.
12. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to express their support ____ Anwar and his message.
13. With precious few investment opportunities, manufacturers are ___ on another round of global diversification.
14. The decline is now ____ a serious rethinking of how far Japan should experiment with liberalization.
15. ___ of Anwar, the opposition may end up retreating in confusion.
B. To deprive
16. This was the first time the MOF had closed a bank since the end of World War II, and the move sent a clear signal to the industry that ______for the collapse of a giant money-center lender, bureaucrats would no longer support smaller player that can’t find merger partners.
17. The history of information-technology industries is ____ smooth.
A. anything but
B. nothing but
C. all but
D. not but that
18. The fact is ______ and I believed it so much.
19. It’s hard to see how these people who are so deeply ___ in creating the problems can turn around and create the solutions.
20. Higher productivity also means that the economy may be _____ of sustaining 5% unemployment rates or lower without triggering inflation.
21. After years of laboring ____ the company’s design, he won the post of engineer in this company.
22. The ____ crisis highlights the strategic missteps of Seoul’s policymakers.
23. So far, economists have____ one percentage point off their estimates for global growth in 1998.
A. gotten rid of
C. done away with
D. broken away from
24. She _____ her eyes from the ugly sight.
25. ____ some point, holding this kind of conference is unnecessary.