Part Ⅳ
Error Correction (15 minutes)
Directions:This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change a work, add a work or delete a work. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you change a word, cross it out and write the 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.?
For centuries the gypsies have lived as a unfettered people who traveled through half the countries of the world, abiding to their own laws. Scorning discomfort, enduring persecution, accumulating only meager possession, they sacrificed all for their freedom. To be settled people they seemed both fascinating or fearful, ?while to the gypsies the settling people were equally fearful.?
Gypsies acquired in ancient times their traditional occupations like smiths and horse traders. They plied their crafts from village to village, presenting entertainments to attract townsmen. So they became musicians, magicians, animal trainers, and acrobats.?
A folk saying held that when a gypsy woman predicted misfortune it always came fact because she stole something from the victim. The gypsies were known also for the big trick which they deceived the credulous. A typical trick was to convince a peasant to bury his money, promising that it would be multiplied by magic powers; when the peasant returned to dig them up, the money and the gypsies were both gone. The term “gypsy” soon became synonymous with all the robbers and brigands who infested (骚扰)the countryside.?
71.a 改为 an。? 改为 by。
73.possession改为 possessions。
74.or改为 and
79.convince改为 persuade。