Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
The pacific island nation of palau has become home to the sixth largest marine world. the new marine reserve, now the largest in the pacific, will--26-- no fishing or mining. Palau also established the world, first shark sanctuary in 2009.
The tiny island nation has set aside 500,000 square kilometres-80 percent -of its maritime 27 , for full protection, that's the highest percentage of an 28 economic zone devoted to remaining 20 percent of the palau seas will be reserved for local fishing by individuals and small-scale 29 fishing businesses with limited exports.
"island 30 have been among the hardest hit by the threats facing theocean, "said president.Tommy Remengesau Jr. in a statement. "creating this sanctuary is a bold move that the people of palau recognise as 31 to our survival. we want to lead the way in restoring the health of the occan for future generation.
Palau has only been an 32 nation for twenty years and has a strong history of environmental protection. it is home to one of the world's finest marine ecosystems, with more than 1,300 species of fish and 700 species of coral.
Senator hokkons baules lead 33 of the palau national marine sanctuary act, said the sanctuary will ”help build a 34 future for the Palauan people by honoring the conservation traditions of our past". These include the centuries-old custom of "bul“, where leaders would call a temporary stop to fishing for key species in order to give fish 35 an opportunity to replenish(补充).
The new marine reserve, now the largest in the Pacific, will no fishing or mining.
The tiny island nation has set aside 500,000 square kilometers-80 percent-of its maritime .
That’s the highest percentage of an economic zone devoted to marine conservation by any country in the world.
该空考察不定冠词an后的搭配，同时考虑空后的economic，可以得出 exclusive(专属经济区) ;
by individuals and small-scale fishing businesses with limited exports
该空考察individuals 及 small-scale后的搭配，根据上下文语境可以得出，该空答案为 commercial(商业捕鱼区);
Island have been among the hardest hit by the threats facing the ocean.
The people of Palau recognise as to our survival.
Recognise as 后接该空出所问的“这个大胆的一步”所处的地位，“essential”一词为正确答案( Palau地区居民认为的必需品);
Palau has only been an nation for twenty years and has a strong history of environmental protection .
此处考察搭配“ an independent nation”(独立的国家)，故根据前后搭配，答案很容易得出;
Senator Hokkons Baules, lead of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act, said....
Help build a future...
Call a temporary stop to fishing for key species in order to give fish an opportunity to replenish.
此处考察搭配fish 后的搭配，因此，“给...一个补充的机会”，因此，该空答案为fish stocks (鱼类);