National Entrance Test of English for MA/MS Candidates （NETEM）
Section I Use of English
Read the following text. Choose the best word（s） for each numbered blank and mark A， B， C or D on the ANSWER SHEET.（10 points）
In our contemporary culture， the prospect of communicating with-or even looking at-a stranger is virtually unbearable Everyone around us seems to agree by the way they fiddle with their phones， even without a__1__underground
It's a sad reality-our desire to avoid interacting with other human beings-because there's __2__ to be gained from talking to the strange r standing by you. But you wouldn't know it， __3__ into your phone. This universal armor sends the__4__： Please don't approach me.
What is it that makes us feel we need to hide__5__our screens？
One answer is fear， according to Jon Wortmann， executive mental coach We fear rejection， or that our innocent social advances will be__6__ascreep， We fear we'llbe__7__We fear we'll be disruptive Strangers are inherently__8__to us， so we are more likely to feel__9__when communicating with them compared with our friends and acquaintances To avoid this anxiety， we__10__to our phones.Phones become our security blanket， Wortmann says.They are our happy glasses that protect us from what we perceive is going to be more__11__.
But once we rip off the bandaid， tuck our smartphones in our pockets and look up， it doesn't __12__so bad. In one 2011 experiment， behavioral scientists Nicholas Epley and Juliana Schroeder asked commuters to do the unthinkable： Start a__13__. They had Chicago train commuters talk to their fellow__14__. When Dr.Epley and Ms. Schroeder asked other people in the same train station to__15__how they would feel after talking to a stranger， the commuters thought their__16__would be more pleasant if they sat on their own， the New York Times summarizes. Though the participants didn't expect a positive experience， after they__17__with the experiment， not a single person reported having been snubbed.
__18__， these commutes were reportedly more enjoyable compared with those sans communication， which makes absolute sense， __19__human beings thrive off of social connections. It's that__20__： Talking to strangers can make you feel connected.
1. [A] ticket [B] permit [C]signal [D] record
2. [A] nothing [B] link [C]another [D] much
3. [A] beaten [B] guided [C]plugged [D] brought
4. [A] message [B] cede [C]notice [D] sign
5. [A] under [B] beyond [C] behind [D] from
6. [A] misinterpreted [B] misapplied [C] misadjusted [D] mismatched
7. [A] fired [B] judged [C] replaced [D] delayed
8. [A] unreasonable [B] ungrateful [C] unconventional [D] unfamiliar
9. [A] comfortable [B] anxious [C] confident [D] angry
10. [A] attend [B] point [C] take [D] turn
11. [A] dangerous [B] mysterious [C] violent [D] boring
12. [A] hurt [B] resist [C] bend [D] decay
13. [A] lecture [B] conversation [C] debate [D] negotiation
14. [A] trainees [B] employees [C] researchers [D] passengers
15. [A] reveal [B] choose [C] predict [D] design
16. [A] voyage [B] flight [C] walk [D] ride
17. [A] went through [B] did away [C] caught up [D] put up
18. [A] In turn [B] In particular [C]In fact [D] In consequence
19. [A] unless [B] since [C] if [D] whereas
20. [A] funny [B] simple [C] logical [D] rare
【参考答案】CDCAC ABDBD AABDC DACBB
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