我们在备考的过程中,可以多练习一些往年的GRE考试真题,这些真题能够辅助我们更好地来备考。下面就是小编为大家整理的2018年4月28日GRE填空真题回忆。一起来看看吧!

  19-4 Until the advent of film, commercial entertainment in England occurred only where concentrated urban populations provided audiences large enough to make it remunerative: theaters and music halls were (i)_____ in rural villages. But village cinemas quickly become (ii)_____, even though they were ramshackle affairs in comparison to the urban picture palaces.

  A. spartan

  D. commonplace

  B. unconceivable

  E. sophisticated

  C. profitable

  F. unfashionable

  解析:第一空对比城市和农村,城市能有剧院音乐大厅,所以农村取反,所以第一空选B选项,第二空根据become得知后面是体现village cinemas数量增加,所以第二空选D选项。unconceivable难以想象的,commonplace常见的。(最新版的1100题已经更正,以前老版本B选项是conceivable)
翻译:在电影出现之前,英国的商业娱乐只在城市人口集中的地方出现,在那里观众数量庞大到足够使其回报颇丰:乡村的剧院和音乐厅是很难想象的。但是乡村电影院很快变得普及起来,尽管它们和城市的图片宫殿(图片宫殿就是电影院的抽象说法)比起来破烂不堪。

  24-1 Few studies have been published on ground-squirrel dispersal, and most of them have involved very small sample sizes, thus most statement regarding ground-squirrel dispersal must be considered _____.

  A. invaluable

  B. unexceptional

  C. inveterate

  D. routine

  E. conjectural

  解析:few studies和very small sample sizes都说明大多数言论都是推测性的,正确答案选E选项。conjectural推测的。

  翻译:有一些关于地松鼠分布的学说被发表出来,其中大部分的学说只包含了一小部分的实验对象,并且大部分认为关于地松鼠分布的说法仍然是推测的。

  题源:Of these, about half were conducted on any of the 12 species inhabiting the northwestern United States (Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) (Hoffman et al. 1993), and some of these studies have small sample sizes. Thus, most statements regarding ground squirrel dispersal must be considered hypotheses at best. An exception to this is the question of who disperses.

  39-1 The idea of a “language instinct” may seem _____ to those who think of language as the zenith of the human intellect and of instincts as brute impulses.

  A. jarring

  B. plausible

  C. gratifying

  D. inevitable

  E. conciliatory

  解析:language as the zenith of the human intellect and of instincts as brute impulses说明智力和天赋是对立的(zenith和brute对立)要素,所以这里把智力和天赋合成一个词就是不和谐的,能体现这个意思的选项是A。jarring不和谐的,刺耳的。

  翻译:“语言本能”这个概念对那些认为语言是人类智慧的顶点、本能是野蛮的冲动的人来说可能很不和谐。

  题源:A language instinct may seem jarring to those who think of languageas the zenith of the human intellect and who think of instincts asbrute impulses that compel furry or feathered zombies to build a damor up and fly south.

  77-3 The virtual absence of cougars from late prehistoric faunas in the North American Great Basin (i)_____ a general scarcity of carnivores from these sites: bobcats, coyotes, and badgers are routinely found, and even such historically (ii)_____ carnivores as bears and wolves are found as well. 

  A. largely parallels 

  D. widespread 

  B. does not reflect 

  E. rare 

  C. is a consequence of 

  F. representative 

  解析:后文列举了很多食肉动物被发现,说明缺乏美洲狮不代表缺乏食肉动物,第二空递进,就算是以前很少发现的熊和狼都被发现了,正确答案选BE选项。does not reflect并不反映,rare稀缺的。

  翻译:事实上,北美大盆地晚期史前动物群中美洲狮的缺乏并不反映出在这些地方普遍缺乏食肉动物:红猫,北美野狼和獾是经常被发现的,而且甚至是历史上如此稀少的像熊和狼这些食肉动物也被发现了。

  22-2 Many readers today consider the moral sentiments expressed in the ancient writers’ work to be quite vapid, and in the seventeenth century they were similarly regarded as _____.

  A. jejune

  B. didactic

  C. dogmatic

  D. tendentious

  E. arcane

  解析:通过similarly可知,空格的特征和前文的特征是一致的,前面对moral sentiments的态度是quite vapid,所以空格选vapid的同义词,正确答案选A选项。jejune枯燥乏味的。

  翻译:许多读者今天认为古代作家的作品中表达的道德情感是很枯燥的,在17世纪的时候它们(指作品中表达的道德情感)类似地也被认为是乏味的。

  23-1 Though the volume of radioactive waste produced by nuclear power plants is _____, the problem of how to dispose of that waste is not: rather, it is of major importance.

  A. unmanageable

  B. troubling

  C. significant

  D. small

  E. deceptive

  解析:rather, it is of major importance说明后面的problem of how to dispose of that waste是很重大的,再通过though得知前面空格要填入“重大”的反义词,所以正确答案选D选项。small微弱的,小的。

  翻译:尽管核电站产生的放射性废弃物的量是很少的,但是如何处理这些废弃物的问题却不小:相反,它是很重要的。

  41-1 Many creative photographers were delighted to find in instant photography a mode that encouraged them to stop viewing photography as _____ and start viewing it as something they could handle with spontaneity, even derision.

  A. sacrosanct

  B. ephemeral

  C. malleable

  D. egalitarian

  E. autonomous

  解析:stop viewing photography和start viewing it as something能看出空格和something后面的内容是取反,后面的内容是they could handle with spontaneity, even derision,核心词是“derision嘲笑”,体现负面评价,所以前面空格要选正评价词,正确答案选A选项。sacrosanct神圣不可改变的。

  翻译:很多有创意的摄影师很高兴地在即时摄影中发现了一种激励他们的模式,使得他们停止将摄影视为神圣不可侵犯的并且开始将摄影视为一种他们能够自发掌握的,甚至是可以嘲弄的东西。

  89-5 His new role gives the normally clownish actor a chance to impress audiences with his (i)_____. He is among the most uninhibited comic performers around, but here he buttons his lip and stares straight ahead. Perhaps without quite knowing it, the audience waits for a wink, a hint that some of the (ii)_____ spirit that animated his previous movies might be lurking inside the (iii)_____ manner he presents in this film. 

  A. raillery

  D. madcap

  G. facetious

  B. effusiveness

  E. lugubrious

  H. reserved

  C. forbearance

  F. edifying

  I. beguiling

  解析:buttons his lip and stares straight ahead体现了他新角色的特征,其实就是与之前的uninhibited取反,第一空选C选项,第二空是他之前的电影的风格特征,所以对应uninhibited的同义,选D最合适,第三空根据in this film又得知选新角色的特征,那就是uninhibited的反义词,所以选H选项。forbearance克制,madcap鲁莽的,reserved保守的。

  翻译:他的新角色能让这个通常饰演粗笨之人的他一个机会去运用他的忍耐而感动自己的观众。他大约是最骄傲的喜剧演员,但现在他却收紧嘴唇凝视前方。可能是因为不太知道这个,观众们在等待着一个暗示或者机会,能看到之前他电影中他表演的那种的粗鲁的脾气,现在被他隐藏在现在这个电影中的内向角色中。

  7-4 She was never (i)_____; she was nothing if not discreet, so she (ii)_____ for the present to declare her passion.

  A. precipitate

  D. pretended

  B. tactful

  E. decided

  C. thoughtful

  F. forbore

  解析:此题关键词组nothing if not=very,表示“非常”的意思。she was nothing if not discreet说明她的特征就是小心翼翼,那么第二空对应这个特征选F选项,第一空根据never得知选discreet的反义词,所以第一空选A选项。precipitate仓促的,forbore(原形forbear)克制。

  翻译:她从来都不会仓促,她极其谨慎,所以她在现在压抑自己,就为了日后能一展雄心抱负。

  题源:To this little person he began to pay, on the spot, particular attention: she struck him as exactly the household angel he had long been looking for. He was never precipitate, he was nothing if not discreet, so he forbore for the present to declare his passion; but it seemed to him when they parted — the young lady to go down into Italy and her admirer to proceed to Geneva, where he was under bonds to join other friends — that he should be romantically wretched if he were not to see her again.

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