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SECTION III: READING (6.0 points) Part 1. Questions 56 – 65 (2 points - 0.2/ each) Read the passage below and choose the best answer to each question. NEW HUNT FOR LIFE IN SPACE British space scientists are planning to join the American in the race to find evidence of life on (56) _______ planets. Alan Penny and his team at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have designed a telescope that is 40 times more powerful than Hubble. Known as ‘Darwin’, his telescope could tell if planets 50 (57) _______ years away have any kind of life on them. Two days (58) _______, NASA scientists had shown a proof that one of Jupiter’s moons could support life, Penny announced that his telescope may be included in a European Space Agency mission. The Darwin project, with a (59) _______ of 500 million, is on a short list of two proposals. If approved it will probably be (60) _______ around 2015, its destination somewhere between Mars and Jupiter. The blueprint is actually for five telescopes positioned 50 meters apart in space, slowly circling a (61) _______ processing station. The combined data from these telescopes would build up a full picture of a planet, picking out faint images that have never been seen before. Darwin would not be able to take detailed photographs of the planets it (62) _______, but Penny believes a second- generation telescope could be sent up to do this. He claims it is worthwhile mapping the universe around our (63) _______ galaxy, even though these planets lie (64) _______ our reach for the moment. The European Space Agency will make its decision (65) ______ Darwin within three years. 56. A. another B. other C. others D. the other 57. A.light B.lighten C.lightening 58. A. following B. after C. next D. later 59. A.price 60. A. driven B. fetched C. launched D. taken 61. A.central 62. A. invents B. searches C. discovers D. looks 63. A.alone 64. A. out B. toward C. beyond D. over 65. A.of B.on C.about D.with Part 2. Questions 66 – 75 (2.0 points - 0.2/ each) 13
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Read the passage below and choose the best answer to each question If parents bring up a child with the sole aim of turning the child into a genius, they will cause a disaster. According to several leading educational psychologists, this is one of the biggest mistakes which ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too aware of what his parents expect, and will fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children. However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are ambitious in a sensible way, the child may succeed in doing very well – especially if the parents are very supportive of their child. Michael Collins is very lucky. He is crazy about music, and his parents help him a lot by taking him to concerts and arranging private piano and violin lessons for him. They even drive him 50 kilometers twice a week for violin lessons. Michael’s mother knows very little about music, but his father plays the trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music competitions if he is unwilling .
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