Directions : In this part, there is a passage with ten blanks. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the best answer for each blank and mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.
The English countryside has a classic image. People imagine that life in the country is slow and calm; that there are no traffic jams, no pollution, and no crime. In some places, this is true;but in 46 it is not.
Small towns and villages are becoming more and more 47 ; people have more space and most houses have gardens. But problems are 48 . Lots of people want to live in the country and work in the city; so more and more people travel 49 distances each day, to go to work. Of course they don't use buses or trains; they use cars. Little villages now have traffic problems in the morning, just 50 big cities!
The problems are very complicated! If everyone moves into the country, the peace of the countryside will 51 ! People leave cities and big towns, to escape from urban problems;but more and more, they are 52 their problems with them. On warm summer days, and cold winter days, air pollution can be a big problem in large 53 of the south of England,not just in London.
Perhaps there is 54 for the future. Soon Britain's population will stop rising. From about the year 2030, it will perhaps start to fall. In 100 year's time, there will be less people in Britain than today-perhaps two million less. No doubt there will be 55 pollution too; oil and petrol will probably be rare by then.
46. A. other B. the others C. others D.another
47. A. famous B. beautiful C. secure D. popular
48. A. declining B. growing C. solved D. involved
49. A. far B. short C. remote D.long
50. A. like B.as C.for D.to
51. A. arise B. emerge C. continue D. disappear
52. A. developing B.bringing C.causing D.creating
53. A. parts B.places C. cities D. blocks
54. A. fear B.plan C.hope D. vision
55. A. more B. less C.much D.few