Part III Reading Comprehension(40 minutes)
Directions:In this section,there is a passage with ten blanks.You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage.Read the passage through carefully before making your choices.Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter.Please mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
Ships are often sunk in order to create underwater reefs（暗礁）perfect for scuba diving（水肺式潜泳）and preserving marine __26__.Turkish authorities have just sunk something a little different than a ship,and it wouldn't normally ever touch water,an Airbus A300.The hollowed-out A300 was __27__ of everything potentially harmful to the environment and sunk off the Aegean coast today.Not only will the sunken plane __28__ the perfect skeleton for artificial reef growth,but authorities hope this new underwater attraction will bring tourists to the area.
The plane __29__ a total length of 54 meters,where experienced scuba divers will __30__ be able to venture through the cabin and around the plane's __31__ Aydin Municipality bought the plane from a private company for just under US$100,000,but they hope to see a return on that __32__ through the tourism industry.Tourism throughout Turkey is expected to fall this year as the country has been the __33__ of several deadly terrorist attacks.As far as sunken planes go,this Airbus A300 is the largest __34__ sunk aircraft ever.
Directions:In this section,you are going to read a passage with ten statements attached to it.Each statement contains information given in one of the paragraphs Identify the paragraph from which the information is derived.You may choose a paragraph more than once.Each paragraph is marked with a letter.Answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2.
Make Stuff,Fail,And Learn While You're At It
A)We've always been a hands-on,do it-yourself kind of nation.Ben Franklin,one of America's founding fathers,didn't just invent the lightning rod.His creations include glasses,innovative stoves and more.
B)Franklin,who was largely self-taught,may have been a genius,but he wasn't really an exception when it comes to American making and creativity.
C)The personal computing revolution and philosophy of disruptive innovation of Silicon Valley grew,in part,out of the creations of the Homebrew Computer Club,which was founded in a garage in Menlo Park,California,in the mid-1970s.Members-including guys named Jobs and Wozniak-started making and inventing things they couldn't buy.
D)So it's no surprise that the Maker Movement today is thriving in communities and some schools across America.Making is available to ordinary people who aren't tied to big companies,big defense labs or research universities.The maker philosophy echoes old ideas advocated by John Dewey,Montessori,and even ancient Greek philosophers,as we pointed out recently.