1.The soldier chose to die _____________(noble) rather than betray his country.
2.The present situation is _____ (terrify). However, he doesn't feel afraid, for he has heard someone approaching him to rescue him.
3.For the more ___________(adventure) tourists, there are trips into the mountains with a local guide.
4.I could not believe my eyes. She was far ___________(beautiful) than I had imagined.
5.Although skills and talents bring great achievements , the most ___________ thing one can hold is the heart.(value)
6.Teaching in the village left him a/an ________ experience. (forget)
7.In the earthquake ___________ areas, people suffered great financial losses . (strike)
8.As far as I am concerned, nothing is ________________(pleasant) than traveling.
9.After that parting, we didn't know _____________ we would meet again.
10.That day I was trying __________________(desperate) to find the book recommended by my teacher in the bookshop.
11.________ is known to us is that successful people always work harder than the common.
12.The old man was over 80, but he could describe the incident ___________(accurate)．
13._________ (initial) , my father thought my new concept was nonsense.
14.And if the worst comes to the worst, remember the old English proverb, "___________ (well) late than never."
15.Life is like a race ______ we all compete with ourselves against time.
For the first time in 94 years, the Palace Museum has extended its opening hours，allowing the public to celebrate the Lantern Festival at night in the ancient palace.
About 3,000 lucky visitors received free tickets from the government, among ①_______was Zhang Zhifu, a 77-year-old public security volunteer. It’s a mark of gratitude for her volunteer work. “It is ②_______ (true) an honor to be granted this special privilege，” Zhang said.
To guarantee the③_______ (safe) of the palace，festival organizers④_______ (plan) this year’s Lantern Festival event used LED lights rather than traditional paper lanterns and red candles. It’s a fascinating event for visitors to absorb⑤_______ (they) in the festive atmosphere in the museum. Discussion of the Palace Museum’s new look lit up social media following Tuesday’s display.
Since he became director of the Palace Museum, Shan Jixiang⑥_______ (bring) many changes to the world’s⑦_______ (large) imperial complex (建筑群）.Once in a speech the 64-year-old director shared his idea about how to make traditional⑧_______ (treasure) come alive again. He said，“⑨_______matters to a museum is not how many visitors they have, but how close they are⑩_______people’s daily lives. ”
When was the last time you used a phone booth (公用电话亭) on the street? With the rise of mobile phones, they have become out of date. ①______Shanghai is trying to bring new life to the old phone booths by turning ②______(they) into mini-libraries.
Shanghai plans ③______(divide) 263 phone booths in Xuhui District into six new ④______(type). One type will offer books for people to read and another will provide audiobooks (有声书).
Shanghai is not the only city ⑤______is trying to save the old phone booths. The British care about them even more, since red phone booths have long been ⑥______part of the country’s symbol. The world’s first phone booth ⑦______(build) in the 1880s in Germany. But in the 1930s the UK painted them red, making them a special ⑧______(attract) in cities.
In recent years the country has come up with many ideas to make phone booths continue to be ⑨______(help). The UK company British Telecom has added screens and free WiFi to some booths.
Maybe in the future phone booths will become city attractions once again, but ⑩______a more creative way.
解析：句意：目前的形势令人恐惧。但是他并不感到害怕，因为他听到有人来救他了。句子的主语是The present situation，指物，所以要用-ing 形式的形容词。terrifying"令人恐惧的"。
16.答案：1. whom2. truly3. safety4. planning5. themselves6. has brought7. largest8. treasures9. What10. to
解析：(1)考查连词,whom 引导非限定性定语从句,先行词是 visitors,在定语从句中作宾语,放在介词后面,使用宾格形式 whom。
(4)考查非谓语,organizers 与 plan 是主动关系,故填现在分词做后置定语,故填 planning。
(5)考查代词,absorb oneself in:集中注意力在…上,指代 visitors,故填 themselves。
(6)考查时态,根据 since 可知填写现在完成时,主语是单数名词,故填 has brought。
(9)考查连词,what 引导主语从句,因为从句中缺少主语,故填 what。
(10)考查介词,be close to:靠近,接近,故填介词 to。
17.答案：1. But2. them3. to divide4. types5. that6. a7. was built8. attraction9. helpful10. in
2. them.考查代词.them指代前文中的phone booths,作动词turn的宾语,要用宾格形式them.
3. to divide.考查动词不定式.plan to do sth.计划做某事.
6. a.考查固定搭配.a part of…的一部分,是固定搭配.
7.was built.考查动词时态和语态.first phone booth与build之间是动宾关系,根据时间状语in the 1880s,要用一般过去时的被动语态.
10. in.考查介词.in a ……way用……的方式,是固定搭配.