本期练习重点:易混词

1. The school principle told me that I could be in the football ___1____
team if I practised more.

2. The strange, almost incomprehensible fact is that many professors,
just like they feel obliged to write dully, believe that they sholud ___2___
lecture dully.

3. The unemployment rate in the US arose to 4.5% in April from 4.3% ___3___
in March due to its economic slowdown.

4. Using cells from immature animals makes it more difficult for
secientists to perdict with certainty the physical character of the ___4___
resultant clone.

5. We must not forget that advertising makes a positive contribution
to our products. Newsapaper, commercial radio and television
companies could not subsist without this resource of revenue. ___5___

6. The agricultural revolution in the nineteenth century involved two
things: the invention of labor-saving machinery and the developing of ___6___
science agriculture.

7. Many foreigners in England have considerate difficulty in making ___7___
themselves understood

8. Having lived in Guangzhou for years, some people still can’t adopt ___8___
themselves to the hot and humid weather.

9. At Duke, economy is the most popular major, attracting nearly 15 ___9___
percent of undergrates.

10. The orangutan of Sumatrs and Borneo shares 96.4 percentage of ___10___
the same genetic make-up humans.

参考答案及解析:

1. principle -> principal
principle意为“原则,原理”,principal意为“校长”,根据句子的意思这里应该是“学校校长”。

2. like -> as
like: 像……一样。like后面不能接从句。
as: 介词(作为),副词(如此),关系代词,连词(因为;随着;虽然;正如)

3. arose -> rise
arise:没有“上升”之意,多指“产生,发生,出现”,是不及物动词;
rise:“上升、增长”,是不及物动词;
raise:是及物动词,表示把具体事物抬起到高处或提高某抽象事物(工资,地位等)。

4. character -> characteristic
character“性格,角色”,characteristic意为“特性,特征”。

5. resource -> source
resource意为“资源”,source意为“来源”,此处指税收来源,故使用后者。

6. developing -> development
这里应该使用develop的名词形式development,表示“科技农业的发展”。developing的意思是“发展中的…”。此处的development与invention是并列的。

7. considerate -> considerable
considerate意为“体贴的,周到的”,用法有be considerate of sb;
considerable意为“相当大的,相当多的”。根据意思应该用后者。

8. adopt -> adapt
adopt意为“采用,采纳;正是通过;收养”;
adapt意为“使适应;改编,改写”。

9. economy -> economics
economy:经济,经济制度;
economics:经济学;
economic:经济的,经济上的,经济学的;
economical:节约的,节省的,be economical of “节省..”。

10. percentage -> percent
percentage不直接跟在数词之后,常用于a percentage of sth /sb,如: Only a few vegetable-origin foods have such a high percentage og protein。而percent通常直接跟在数词之后表示百分比的数值。