- 2018年04月20日18:05 来源：小站教育作者：小站GRE编辑
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1. By recognizing commonalities among all the major political parties and by promoting a collaborative decision-making process, the prime minister has made good on his promise to cultivate a leadership style that emphasizes _____.
promoting a collaborative 提升合作，逗号前后重复，无否定词，选D合作cooperation, major political parties对应下文prime minister
2. The governor has considerable political talents, but as a speaker he is far less (i) _____ than his opponent, whose oratorical skills are (ii) _____.
Blank (i) Blank (ii)
A. adroit D. unpretentious
B. unconvincing E. spurious
C. prolix F. breathtaking
第一空格： 前面说到他有才能(+态度)， but后面就应该是没才能的(-态度)， 但是后面有个less...than...对比， 所以空格应该填(+态度)， 选项只有一个是正态度的词adroit。
第二空格： whose 修饰的是对手，前面对面中知道对手的演讲技能比较娴熟，所以形容对手的演讲应该是(+态度)。
3. As the finances of the energy-trading firm began unraveling, what eventually became (i) _____ was that the company had been concocting “value” out of thin air, thanks not to the trading strategies it promoted as visionary but to financial (ii) _____ that turned a once-solid entity into the most notorious (iii) _____ in an era of corporate scandals.
Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
A. vindicated D. redemption G. omission
B. unmistakable E. responsibilities H. boon
C. unverifiable F. games I. debacle
B F I
The characterization of the company’s activities as “concocting ‘value’ out of thin air” strongly suggests that its transactions have been fraudulent. The word that completes Blank (ii) must reflect this financial trickery; “games” does so, whereas both “redemption” and “responsibilities” both reflect more upstanding behavior than the sentence ascribes to the firm. The word that completes Blank (iii) should reflect the company’s fall from respectability and have a sense opposite to the “once-solid entity” with which it is contrasted. “Debacle” does this nicely, while the other two choices lack the necessary pejorative meaning. For Blank (i), “vindicated” suggests that there had been previous warnings about the firm’s practices that were eventually borne out, something indicated nowhere else in the passage. “Unverifiable” is at odds with the sentence’s surety about the firm’s wrongdoing; that assurance is best conveyed by “unmistakable.” Thus the correct answer is unmistakable (Choice B), games (Choice F), and debacle (Choice I).