1.On seeing her funnylooking hairstyle, her classmates could not ________ their laughs.
答案与解析：B contain 可意为“容忍”，could not contain their laughs 相当于couldn"t help laughing。
2.Soon after the terrible earthquake，________ was sent to the people who lost their homes from all over the world.
3.The headmaster has retired but no one knows who will ________ him in the post.
4.There"s a whole crowd of people over there.Go and see what ________ and if it is good，we will buy it too.
A.is selling B.has been selling
C.is being sold D.has been sold
5.It was not until fish ________ that the villagers realized the importance of protecting the river.
A.died away B.died off
C.died from D.died out
答案与解析：D die out“灭绝”符合题意。die away 相当于die down，意为“渐渐消失;停下来”，其主语通常是风、声音等;die off“相继死去”;die from “死于”事故等外因，与题意不符。
6.—My flight ________.I"d better be on my way.Goodbye.
A.was announced B.is being announced
C.has announced D.is announced
答案与解析：B flight与动词announce 构成逻辑上的动宾关系，排除C项;由对话语境看用现在进行时表示此刻正在进行的动作，与题意相符。
7.After graduating from university，Wang Ping was ________ a secretary in a big company.
A.employed as B.employed
C.taken for D.regarded as
答案与解析：A be employed as...“被雇用为......”，employ多指公司长期雇用人员。
8.—My uncle suggested I ________ abroad.
—I would rather you ________ at home.
A.go; stay B.went; stayed
C.go; stayed D.went; stay
答案与解析：C suggest(that)sb. (should)do;would rather 后的从句中用过去时态表虚拟。
9.The driver was at ________ loss when ________ word came that he was forbidden to drive for speeding.
A.a; the B./; /
C.the; the D.a; /
答案与解析：D at a loss 不知所措;word当“消息”讲时不可数。
10.Now I see you want to ________ the position as you said just now.Could you please give me a brief ________ your intention?
A.apply for; account of
B.react to; introduction about
C.reply for; description of
D.remind of; instruction about
答案与解析：A apply for sth.“申请......”;account可意为“叙述;讲述;描述”，相当于description。
11.Too much smoking and drinking ________ him greatly，which meant bad living habits had an ________ on his health.
A.affect; effect B.affected; effect
C.affected; effects D.affect; effects
答案与解析：B affect为及物动词，因题干为过去时态，故排除A、D两项;have an effect on sth.“对某物有影响”为固定搭配。
12.The teacher got very ________ when the boy student refused to answer his question.
A.annoying B.being annoyed
C.to be annoying D.annoyed
答案与解析：D get此处为系动词，后接过去分词可表示状态的改变。get annoyed意为“生气”。
13.We"d like to ________ a table for five for dinner this evening.
答案与解析：B 本题考查易混词语辨析。句意：我们今晚想预订一张五个人的餐桌。reserve a table 意为“预订一张桌子”。preserve保护，维持;relieve 减轻，解除;reckon认为，评估，计算，都不符合题意。
14.The audience waited until the curtain rose and then ______ laughter at the sight of the funny actor.
A.burst out B.burst into
C.broke into D.began with
答案与解析：B 本题考查短语辨析。burst into laughter=burst out laughing，意为“突然大笑起来”。
15.After the new president of the USA came to power，a new rule soon________.
A.came into being B.came into use
C.came into the market D.came into blossom
答案与解析：A 本题考查come into being 的用法。句意：美国的新总统上台后，一个新规则很快就出台了。come into being 形成，出台，不用被动语态。come into use 开始使用;come into the market 上市，出售，有货可供应的;come into blossom 开花，均不合题意。
I was in the fifth grade in a small town in Utah.At the start of the school year，my friends and I saw a(n) __1__ face.It was clear from the start that the newcomer，Ruth，would not be __2__ in our social circle.
Her father lived in a neighborhood that was far from fashionable.Every day，she wore the __3__ dress and toobig blue sneakers.
There were lots of __4__ in our school on Christmas Eve every year.Most people in town __5__ the school"s Christmas programs.While other classes sang songs and performed skits，the __6__ was reserved for fifth graders.The starring roles were Mary and Joseph.One day before Christmas，my friends and I listened __7__ as our teacher，Mr.Russon，read from his list.Finally，he said，“Joseph will be __8__ by Timothy.”
I was __9__，but at once tense again.Which of the popular girls would perform with me?
“And the __10__ of Mary goes to...Ruth.”
Ruth?As far as we knew，she hadn"t __11__ tried out.If Ruth was going to be Mary，we decided，we"d make this the __12__ Christmas play ever.
__13__，Ruth had always practiced her song while the rest of us were doing__14__.Her voice cracked as she tried to get a(n) __15__.We laughed harder than ever.Our music teacher __16__ the pianist.We were the worst group of fifthgraders ever，the teacher told us.This year there would be __17__ play!
Christmas Eve arrived.Students and people crowded the hall.Finally the time __18__ for the fifthgrade performance.To our __19__，Mr.Russon said，“One of the fifthgraders will sing a solo.”
The curtain opened，and there stood Ruth.She wore a white dress.Her face __20__ as she began to sing.A beautiful voice rang through the hall.