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2008年考研英语模拟试题(1) 2011年12月10日 来源： Section Ⅰ Use of English Directions： Read the following text. Choose the best word（s） for each numbered blank and mark A， B， C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1. （10 points）
There is virtually no limit to how one can serve community interests， from spending a few hours a week with some charitable organization to practically full-time work for a social agency. Just as there are opportunities for voluntary service 1 （VSO） for young people before they take up full-time employment， 2 there are opportunities for overseas service for 3 technicians in developing countries. Some people， 4 those who retire early， 5 their technical and business skills in countries 6 there is a special need.
So in considering voluntary or 7 community service， there are more opportunities than there 8 were when one first began work. Most voluntary organizations have only a small full-time 9 ， and depend very much on volunteers and part-timers. This means that working relationships are different from those in commercial organizations， and values may be different. 10 some ways they may seem more casual and less efficient， but one should not 11 them by commercial criteria. The people who work with them do so for different reasons and with different 12 ， both personal and 13 . One should not join them 14 to arm them with professional experience； they must be joined with commitment to the 15 ， not business efficiency. Because salaries are 16 or non-existent many voluntary bodies offer modest expense. But many retired people take part in community service for 17 ， simply because they enjoy the work.
Many community activities possible 18 retirement were also possible during one's working life but they are to be undertaken 19 seriously for that. Retired people who are just looking for something different or unusual to do should not consider 20 community service.
1. [A] oversea [B] over sea[C] over seas [D] overseas
2. [A] as [B] so [C] then [D] that
3. [A] quantity [B] qualifying [C] quality [D] qualified
4. [A] partially [B] partly [C] particularly [D] passionately
5. [A] order [B] operate [C] offer [D] occupy
6. [A] which [B] where [C] as [D] that
7. [A] paying [B] paid [C] to be paid [D] pay
8. [A] before [B] lately [C] never [D] ever
9. [A] team [B] number [C] staff [D] crowd
10. [A] In [B] By [C] With [D] Through
11. [A] look at [B] comment [C] enjoy [D] judge
12. [A] subjective [B] subject [C] objectives [D] objects
13. [A] organization [B] organizational [C] organized [D] organizing
14. [A] expecting [B] to expect [C] being expected [D] expected
15. [A] course [B] cause [C] case [D] caution
16. [A] little [B] small [C] large [D] big
17. [A] free [B] freedom [C] money [D] something
18. [A] before [B] on [C] in [D] at
19. [A] much [B] very much [C] no more [D] no less
20. [A] to be taken [B] to take [C] taking [D] being taken
Section ⅡReading Comprehension
Read the following four texts. Answer the questions below each text by choosing A， B， C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. （40 points）
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a prominent Toronto doctor， by patients who allege he injected a banned substance into their faces for cosmetic purposes. The doctor had already been investigated more than three years ago for using the liquid silicone， a product not authorized for use in Canada.
Some patients say they are now suffering health problems and think the liquid silicone may be to blame. One of those patients is Anna Barbiero. She says