一、单选题（共 25 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. The production of this factory reaches a new ___ this year.|
2. Knowing that he had been permitted to study by Harvard University, he was too excited to ______on the phone.
3. The weak Japanese yen and cyclical price declines have ___ to slash prices on Korea’s key exports.
4. Growth has ____ to an average rate of 4% from about 2% in 1995.
5. He takes solace from the damage to his rival. “solace” here means ___.
6. The thief was caught red-handed but he wept and ______for mercy.
7. China’s __ of the Renminbi in 1994 signals the end of the game to some degree.
8. One of ___great insights was the paradox of savings.
9. Communications industries have grown ____ far exceeding the rest of the economy over the past years.
A. at a pace
B. off a pace
C. at a pace of
D. off a pace of
10. As important, Asia must find ways to ___ the balance between saving and consumption.
11. Although meant to be ___, this incantation is dangerously misleading.
12. Chief among them is the ____ need to improve the productivity of domestic industry as a way to improve Japan’s growth prospects.
13. The argument between the two boys became so fierce that Dad had to ______and tell them to behave.
14. Computers are not the only capital _____ that have a payoff.
15. In Thailand, senators who represent real estate interests are intent ___ blocking the passage of laws that would speed up foreclosures
16. In paticular, world leaders must stop trying to export its way out of trouble ___of the rest of Asia.
A. at the expense of
B. at the head of
C. at the instance of
D. at the hand of
17. Growth has ____ to an average rate of 4% from about 2% in 1995.
18. Now scanners detect discolored spots in sliced potatoes as they ______by on conveyors, and razors automatically chop out the defects – all work that used to be done by hand.
19. He had made noises advocating environment reform that ____ opposition from Mahathir.
A. ran into
B. ran across
C. ran about
D. ran after
20. These dollars ______over in the form of increased purchases of such things as cars and homes.
21. President of Fiat in 1992 unexpectedly slashed taxes ____ what were dubbed “popular cars”.
22. President Kim, and whoever succeeds him, will have to form a national___ if Koreans are to go forward together.
23. Conversely, if spending on computers ______ , that’s a sign that companies had little faith in the productivity benefits of information technology.
24. Bureaucrats now _____ their recent efforts to spur the economy.
25. High-tech profits ______stock prices, making investors more willing to spend. And rising wages and bonuses for high-tech workers finance the purchases of new cars and homes.