I put my head in, expecting the worst. But to my surprise, the room wasn't empty at all. It had furniture, curtains, a TV, and even paintings on the wall. And then on the well-made bed sat Amy, my new ______, dressed neatly.
A. roommate B. classmate C. neighbor D. companion
【解析】名词同现，空格前出现了room, furniture, curtains, a TV等同现信息可知坐在铺好的床上的是“我”的室友。
“Visitors!” repeated Josh, wide-awake at once. He___1___ up and looked around. A short distance away, a group of___2___ stood quietly watching us. One of them ___3___ walking toward us. We both jumped to our ___4___ not knowing what to expect.
1. A. sat B. stayed C. thought D. put
2. A. pilots B. natives C. editors D. assistants
3. A. avoided B. delayed C. began D. desired
4. A. boat B. car C. horses D. feet
【解析】在通读全文的第一遍中，我们可以很容易地将第四空填出来，这是固定搭配jump to one's feet (跳起来);由此也可推出第三空的答案，因为有人开始向“我们”走了过来，所以“我们”才跳了起来;再根据第一空前面的wide-awake可知，此处指的应该是“我和Josh完全清醒，坐起来，环顾四周”，所以第一空的答案为A;最后，根据句首Visitors可推知第二空的答案为B。
Vitamins are similar because they are made of the same elements—usually carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and______nitrogen. They are different in that their elements are arranged differently, and each vitamin performs one or more specific functions in the body.
Not everyone sees that process in perspective. It is important to do so.
It is generally recognized, ______, that the introduction of the computer in the early 20th century, followed by the invention of the integrated circuit during the 1960s, radically changed the process, although itsimpact in the media was not immediately apparent.
I was so surprised that I was ______(speechless). My cousin must have made an effort to get himself into shape. ______(As a result), at the point in our game when I'd have predicted the score to be about 9 to 1 in my favor, it was _____(instead) 7 to 9 and Ed was 50 (leading).
【解析】surprised 一词道出了情况的转折，我们可以看到这时作者用词的转变。made an effort，get into shape 等这些褒义词的使用对这些空的选择起到了很好的引导作用。speechless, instead 都是由惊讶得出的。
完形填空题主要考查短文阅读理解的能力。因此考生必须阅读全文，弄清句子与句子之间的关系，准确理解全文。为了答好题，考生必须从字里行间寻找能够利用的线索。如书写和形态变化线索(graphic and morphological clues)、词汇线索(lexical clues)、句法线索(syntactical clues)、社会文化线索(socio-cultural clues)，并根据有关的线索进行猜测，作出合理的判断。如：
And the clerk confirmed that his plane was leaving at nine o'clock three days from that day… Since he was ______ in three days, Andy didn't lose any time.