Part IV Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked (A), (B), (C) and (D) on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
The United States is well-known for its network of major highways designed to help a driver get from one place to another in the shortest possible time._71_these wide modern Roads are generally_72_and well maintained, with_73_sharp curves and many straight_74_, a direct route is not always the most_75_ one. Large highways often pass_76_scenic areas and interesting small towns. Furthermore, these highways generally_77_ large urban centres which means that they become crowded with_78_ traffic during rush hours,_79_the "fast, direct" way becomes a very slow route.
However, there is_80_ always another route to take_81_you are not in a hurry. Not far from the_82_new "superhighways", there are often older,_83_ heavily traveled roads which go through the countryside._84_of these are good two -lane (双车道) roads;
others are uneven roads_85_ through the country. These secondary routes may go up steep slopes, along high 86,or down frightening hillsides to towns_87_in deep valleys. Through these less direct routes, longer and slower, they generally go to places_88_the air is clean and the scenery (风景) is beautiful, and the driver may have a_89_to get a fresh, clean_90_ of the world.
71. (A) Although (B) Because (C) Since (D) Therefore
72. (A) stable (B) splendid (C) smooth (D) complicated
73. (A) little (B) few (C) much (D) many
74. (A) selections (B) separations
(C) series (D) sections
75. (A) terrible (B) possible
(C) enjoyable (D) profitable
76. (A) to (B) into (C) over (D) by
77. (A) lead (B) connect (C) collect (D) communicate
78. (A) large (B) fast (C) light (D) heavy
79. (A) when (B)for (C)but (D) that