PART II CLOZE [15 MIN]
Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on hour answer sheet.
Since 1895 the National Trust has worked for the preservation of places of historic interest and natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern IrelandToday the Trust -- (26)______ is not a government department but a charity depending on the (27)____ support of the public and its own members- is the largest landowner and conservation society in Britain.Wherever you go, you are close to land that is protected and (28)___ by the National Trust.
Over 350 miles of (29)____ land, lakes and forests in one area of natural beauty (30)_______; prehistoric and Roman ruins; moorlands and farmland, woods and islands; lengths of (31)_____ waterways; even seventeen whole villages--all are open to the public at all times subject only (32)_____ the needs of farming, forestry and the protection of wildlife.But the Trust's protection(33)_____ further than this. It has in its possession a hundred gardens and (34)_____ two hundred historic buildings which it opens to paying visitors. Castles and churches, houses of (35)_____ or historic importance, mills, gardens and parks (36)_____ to the Trust by their former owners.Many houses retain their (37)______ contents of fine furniture, pictures , and other treasures accumulated over (38)____, and often the donor himself continues to live in part of the house as a (39)____ of the National Trust. The walking-sticks in the hall, the flowers, silver-framed photographs, books an papers in the rooms are signs that the house is still loved and (40)_____ and that visitors are welcomed as private individuals just as much as tourists.
26.A. itB. whichC. thisD. whether it
27.A. deliberateB. compulsoryC. spontaneousD. voluntary
28.A. maintainedB. watchedC. renewedD. unused
29.A. unusedB. undevelopedC. unwantedD. unspoilt
30 .A. besidesB. nearbyC. aloneD. beyond
31.A. interiorB. inlandC. insideD. inner
32.A. byB. atC. toD. on
33.A. developsB. extendsC. enlargesD. prolongs
34.A. someB. nearbyC. on averageD. more
35.A. architecturalB. archetypeC. architectureD. archaeology
36. A. are givingB. have givenC. been givenD. have been given
37 .A. primitiveB. initialC. elementaryD. original
38 .A. timesB. generationsC. yearsD. age groups
39.A. residentB. dwellerC. tenantD. housekeeper
40.A. lived inB. kept overC. resided withD. taken up