考试与评价·高二版 2021年5期


Emails lack human warmth. It is always a(n)    1    task to express emotional thoughts by way of email. The pressure of time, the need to    2    spelling, the pressure to answer other emails—all these facts    3    an impersonal communication.

Letters, however, convey a much higher level of    4    . There is little room for    5    , unless a draft is first written and then a    6    copy is made. People writing letters on paper must    7    what they want to say, thought by thought,    8    , before it is written down. The letter—writer must go to the    9    of putting the letter in the mail.

With emails, you may not actually want to take the time to    10    your first thoughts. And it is so easy to hit the “    11    ” button. Not only that, but you don't have to    12    several days before the receiver gets the message, and several more days for a    13    . With emails, sending and receiving messages can    14    in real time. What was not    15    in the first message can perhaps be explained in a second or third email.

It is important to be    16    of the differences between emails and hard-copy letters. They are not the same.    17    they do convey information from one person to another, they can be very different in the    18    of thought that goes into them. The level of sensitivity varies, since emails are likely to be less sensitive, often incomplete thoughts that can mislead or    19    the receiver. I suggest that, when writing an email, we take the time to    20    and read it through and rethink what has been said. Just try to put ourselves in the place of the receiver.

1. A. difficult          B. important      C. immediate          D. dangerous

2. A. use              B. improve        C. check                D. practice

3. A. suffer from        B. lead to        C. result from        D. stick to

4. A. friendship        B. assistance      C. intelligence          D. sincerity

5. A. argument          B. imagination    C. correction          D. movement

6. A. clean              B. free          C. perfect                D. modern

7. A. give away        B. pick out      C. believe in            D. think through

8. A. day after day      B. word by word   C. side by side          D. hand in hand

9. A. trouble            B. pleasure          C. permission          D. experiment

10. A. control          B. contain            C. polish                D. write

11. A. start              B. send            C. stop                D. play

12. A. spend            B. work            C. prepare            D. wait

13. A. reply              B. result          C. chance              D. reward

14. A. pull up            B. break down    C. take place            D. knock off

15. A. real              B. clear          C. bright                  D. active

16. A. glad              B. sure          C. proud                  D. aware

17. A. While            B. Before        C. Unless                D. If

18. A. power            B. nature        C. depth                  D. source

19. A. please            B. annoy          C. disturb              D. interest

20. A. sit down        B. come out        C. look out              D. go back