真题演练(2005.12)
Every week hundreds of CVs (简历) land on our desks.
We’ve seen it all: CVs printed on pink paper, CVs that are 10
pages long and CVs with silly mistakes in first paragraph. A ___1___
good CV is your passport to an interview and, ultimate, to ___2___
the job you want.
Initial impressions are vital, and a badly presented CV
could mean acceptance, regardless of what’s in it. ___3___
Here are a few ways to avoid end up on the reject pile. ___4___
Print your CV on good-quality white paper.
CVs with flowery backgrounds or pink paper will
stand out upon all the wrong reasons ___5___
Get someone to check for spelling and grammatical
errors, because a spell-checker will pick up every ___6___
mistake. CVs with errors will be rejected—it shows
that you don’t pay attention to detail.
Restrict your self to one or two pages, and
listing any publications or referees on a separate sheet. ___7___
If you are sending your CV electronically, check the
formatting by sending it to yourself first. Keep up ___8___
the format simple.
Do not send a photo unless specifically requested. If
you have to send on, make sure it is one taking in a ___9___
professional setting, rather than a holiday snap.
Getting the presentation right is just the first step. What
about the content? The Rule here is to keep it factual and
truthful-exaggerations usually get find out. And remember ___10___
to tailor your CV to each different job.


参考答案及解析:

1. first前加the
解析:表示“第几”时,在序数词前面要加上定冠词the。但是如果把名词paragraph,lesson等词放在基数词前则不需加定冠词,例如lesson one等

2. ultimate -> ultimately
修饰后面的句子要用副词。

3. acceptance -> rejection
根据上文的badly presented及下文的reject,可以发现意思是相反的。

4. end -> ending
avoid后面要用V-ing形式。类似的动词还有practise、resist、delay等,后面接的动词也要用ing形式。

5. upon -> for
reason应该与for搭配。

6. will后加not
本句意思是:让别人帮你检查拼写和语法错误,因为拼写检查器不会检查出每一个错误。

7. listing -> list
这里的list与restrict是并列的,是祈使句,所以要用动词原形。

8. up -> /
Keep up表示“坚持、维持”;keep表示“保持”,可以在后面加上宾语及其补足语。

9. taking -> taken
在此担当的是定语,该动词修饰前面的one (photo),而one与该动词应该是被动关系,the photo is taken.

10. find -> found