Directions:Read the following text.Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and markA,B,C,D on answer sheet1(10points)
The outbreakof swine flu that was first detected in Mexico was declared a globalepidemic on June 11, 2009. It is the first worldwide epidemic ___1___ by theWord Health Organization in 41 years.
Theheightened alert ____2___ an emergency meeting with flu experts in Genevathat assembled after a sharp rise in cases in Australia,and rising _____3___ in Britain, Japan, Chile and elsewhere.
But the epidemic is” ____4____” in severity, according to MargaretChan, the organization’s director general, ____5___ the overwhelming majority of patients experiencing onlymild symptoms and a full recovery, often in the ____6___ of any medicaltreatment.
The outbreakcame to global ____7____ in late April 2009, when Mexican authoritiesnoted an unusually large number of hospitalizationsand deaths ___8_____ healthy adults. As much of Mexico Cityshut down at the height of a panic, cases began to ____9____ in New York City, the southwestern United States and around the world.
In the United States,new cases seemed to fade ____10____ warmer weather arrived. But in late September 2009,officials reported therewas___11__ flu activity in almost every state and that virtually all the____12____ tested are the new swine flu, also known as(A)H1N1,not seasonal flu. In the U.S, ithas____13____more than one million people,and caused more than 600 deaths andmore than 6,000 hospitalizations.
Federalhealth officials ____14___ Tamiflu for children from the national stockpile andbegan ___15___ orders from the states for the new swine flu vaccine. The newvaccine, which is different from the annual flu vaccine, is ____16___ ahead ofexpectations. More than three million doses were to be made available in earlyOctober 2009, though most of those ___17__ dose were of the FluMist nasal spraytype, which is not ____18 ___ for pregnant women, people over 50 or those withbreathing difficulties, heart disease or several other ___19__. But it wasstill possible to vaccinate people in other high-risk group，health care workers, people___20____infants and healthy young people.
1.[A]criticized [B]appointed [C]commented [D]designated
2.[A]proceeded [B]activated [C]followed [D]prompted
3.[A]digits [B]numbers [C]amounts [D]sums
4.[A]moderate [B]normal [C]unusual [D]extreme
5.[A]with [B]in [C]from [D]by
6.[A]progress [B]absence [C]presence [D]favor
7.[A]reality [B]phenomenon [C]concept [D]notice
8.[A]over [B]for [C]among [D]to
9. [A]stayup [B]crop up [C]fill up [D]cover up
10.[A]as [B]if [C]unless [D]until
11. [A]excessive [B]enormous [C]significant [D]magnificent
12.[A]categories [B]examples [C]patterns [D]samples
13.[A]imparted [B]immersed [C]injected [D]infected
14.[A]released [B]relayed [C]relieved [D]remained
15.[A]placing [B]delivering [C]taking [D]giving
16.[A]feasible [B]available [C]reliable [D]applicable
17.[A]prevalent [B]principal [C]innovative [D]initial
18.[A]presented [B]restricted [C]recommended [D]introduced
19.[A]problems [B]issues [C]agonies [D]sufferings
20.[A]involved in [B]caring for [C]concerned with [D]warding off