Directions: This part consists of one passage. In each passage there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change word, add a word or delete(删去) a word. If you change a word, cross it out and write correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark (∧) in the right place and write the missing word in the blank. If you delete a word, cross it out and put a slash (/) in the blank.
Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious motion picture
festival in the world, held each May in 1. ______
the resort city of Cannes, in southeast France.
The Cannes Film Festival was conceived at the end of
1938 as a reaction of reports that the Venice Film 2. ______
Festival became a platform for fascist propaganda. 3. ______
Due to World War II (1939——1945) however, the first
Cannes Film Festival was not held till 1946. 4. ______
Internationalism and postwar optimism characterized the first
festival, although organizers placed less emphasis on 5. ______
competition as on mutual creative stimulation between 6. ______
national productions. In later years the selection, by juries,
of entries for prizes was reflected more commercial 7. ______
interests and the festival soon acquired
its current reputation as a fashionable professional event,
more concerning with advancing the film industry than 8. ______
the art of film . French director Francois Truffaut addressed
these issues in 1956 which he exposed the 9. ______
festival’s political intrigues and promotional deals, and
predicted its commercial demise. The festival survived,
however and in 1959, Truffaut himself was awarded the
prize for best screenplay for Les Quatre Cents Coups (The Four Hundred Blows, 1959).
In spite its ever present financial interests and political 10. ______
overtones, the Cannes Film Festival remains an essential
showcase for international cinema.