2009.6 英语四级考试试卷(完型,文字版)

Part V Cloze (15 minutes)

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Kimiyuki Suda should be a perfect customer for Japan’s car-makers. He’s young, successful executive at an Internet-services company in Tokyo and has plenty of disposable __67__. He used to own Toyota’s Hilux Surf, a sport utility vehicle. But now he uses __68__ subways and trains. “It’s cet4v.com at all,” he says. __69__, “having a car is so 20th century.”

Suda reflects a worrisome __70__ in Japan; the automobile is losing its emotional appeal, __71__ among the young, who prefer to spend their money on the latest electronic devices. __72__ mini-cars and luxury foreign brands are still popular, everything in between is __73__. Last year sales fell 6.7 percent, 7.6 percent __74__ you don’t count the mini-car market. There have been __75__ one-year drops in other nations: cet4v.com fell 9 percent in 2007 __76__ a tax increase. But experts say Japan is __77__ in that sales have been decreasing steadily __78__ time. Since 1990, yearly new-car sales have fallen from 7.8 million to 5.4 million units in 2007.

Alarmed by this state of __79__, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) __80__ a comprehensive study cet4v.com in 2006. it found that a __81__ wealth gap, demographic (人口结构) changes and __82__ lack of interest in cars led Japanese to hold their __83__ longer, replace their cars with smaller ones __84__ give up car ownership altogether. JAMA __85__ a further sales decline of 1.2 percent this year. Some experts believe that if the trend continues for much longer, further consolidation (合并) in the automotive sector is __86__.


67. A) profit C) income B) payment D) budget

68. A) mostly C) occasionally B) partially D) rarely

69. A) Therefore C) Otherwise B) Besides D) Consequently

70. A) drift C) current B) tide D) trend

71. A) remarkably C) specially B) essentially D) particularly

72. A) While C) When B) Because D) Since

73. A) surging C) slipping B) stretching D) shaking

74. A) unless C) as B) if D) after

75. A) lower C) broader B) slighter D) larger

76. A) liable to C) thanks to B) in terms of D) in view of

77. A) unique C) mysterious B) similar D) strange

78. A) over C) on B) against D) behind

79. A) mess C) growth B) boom D) decay

80. A) proceeded C) launched B) relieved D) revised

81. A) quickening C) strengthening B) widening D) lengthening

82. A) average C) abundant B) massive D) general

83. A) labels C) vehicles B) cycles D) devices

84. A) or C) but B) until D) then

85. A) concludes C) reckons B) predicts D) prescribes

86. A) distant C) temporary B) likely D) immediate


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