Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
What is music? Music is sound arranged into pleasing or interesting__21__.It is part of every culture on Earth. People use music to_22_feelings and ideas. Music also serves to entertain and relax.
Music is a performing art. It_23_form such arts as painting and poetry, In which arts _24_ works and then display or publish them. Musical composers need musicians to_25_and perform their works._26_most musical performances are really co-operations between composers and performers.
Music also plays a major role in other arts. Opera_27_singing and music with drama. Ballet and other forms of dancing need music to help the dancers_28_ their steps. Motion pictures use music to help set the mood as well as introduce the actions or enhance its_29_on the audience.
Music is one of the_30_arts. People probably started to sing to as soon as_31_developed. Hunting tools struck together may have been the first musical_32_.By about 10,000 B. C , hollow bones had been used by_33_people to make flutes. The first written music dates from about 2500 B.C.
There are two chief kinds of western music, classical and popular. Symphonies, operas, and ballet are_34_music.It is generally harder to write and perform. Musicians who perform it need a lot of training. Popular music_35_country music, folk music, jazz, and rock music. It is easier to perform and understand.
21.A. models B. types C. stylesD. patterns
22.A. expressB. explore C. cover D. test
23.A. results B. develops C. differsD. separates
24.A. discover B. developsC. differs D. separates
Ⅳ.Reading Comprehension(60 points)Directions: There are five reading passages in this part. Each pas…
25.A. adapt B. interpretC. follow D. complete
26.A. thusB. however C. besides D. and
27.A. joins B. associates C. connects D. combines
28.A. withB. for C. after D. upon
29. A. force B. effectC. influence D. impact
30. A. greatest B. easiest C. oldestD. best
31. A. agriculture B. society C. humanity D. language
32. A. performers B. eventsC. instrumentsD. notes
33. A. precious B. old C. early D. ancient
34. A. light B. background C. classicalD. experimental
35. A. accepts B. includes C. explains D. illustrates
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