1. The party’s reduced vote was _____ of lack of support for its policies.
A. indicative B. positive C. revealing D. evident
2. There has been a _____ lack of communication between the union and the management.
A. regretful B. regrettable C. regretting D. regretted
3. The teacher _____ expects his students to pass the university entrance examination.
A. confidentially B. proudly C. assuredly D. confidently
4. The _____ family in Chinese cities now spends more money on housing than before.
A. normal B. average C. usual D. general
5. The new colleague _____ to have worked in several big corporations before he joined our company.
A. confesses B. declares C claims D confirms
6. During the reading lesson, the teacher asked students to read a few _____ from the novel.
A. pieces B. essays C. fragments D. extracts
7. During the summer holiday season it is difficult to find a(n) _____ room in the hotels here.
A. empty B. vacant C. free D. deserted
8. The old couple will never _____ the loss of their son.
A. get over B. get away C. get off D. get across
9. Scientific research results can now be quickly _____ to factory production.
A. used B. applied C. tried D. practiced
辨析：indicative --- giving indications of: Is a high forehead indicative of great mental power?
positive --- quite certain: Can you be positive about what you saw?
revealing --- permitting an elucidating glimpse or a perception of something intimate or concealed: a very revealing biography; / a revealing gown.
evident --- easily seen or understood; obvious: It is evident that …
辨析：regretful --- sad, sorry
regrettable --- to be regretted
regretting --- feeling sorry
regretted --- past form of “regret”
答案： B 以-able结尾的形容词具有被动意义。
confidential --- secret: secret information
proud --- having or showing pride
assured --- confident
confident --- having or showing confidence; certain: He feels confident of passing the TEM4. We are confident of success.
的区别是：confident --- sure that someone has the ability to do something well: After living in England for a year, he felt much more confident about his English.
assured --- sure that what someone does and think is right: Tom seemed less assured of his success.
辨析：normal --- not special or different: normal car; normal day
average ---- a typical example of a person or thing: average family; average week
usual --- used to describe the situation that usually happens or the thing that someone usually uses: usual chair; usual dictionary
general --- not containing many details; basic: general idea; general instruction
英语中，表达“普通的”时，常用ordinary, average, normal, standard, routine, conventional, day-to-day等，(=not special)
辨析：confess --- agree that you done something wrong: She confessed that she had killed her husband.
We usually use “admit”, “confess” or “own up” to agree that someone has done something wrong: She admitted that she made a mistake. No one owned up to breaking the window.
declare --- make known publicly and clearly: to declare war against … ; declare the results of an election
claim --- say that something is true, even though it has not been proved and people may not believe it: Martin claimed that he was with friends at the time of his wife’s murder.
We used “claim”, swear”, or “deny” to say that something is definitely true or not true:
swear --- promise very seriously that something is definitely true: She swore that she didn’t do that.
deny --- say that you have not done something bad that people say you have done: She denied ever having lied to him. She denied that she copied his essay.
“confirm”, “announce”, “state”, “make a statement” and “say” are used to refer to “say something publicly or officially”: The minister refused to confirm or deny the rumour.
辨析：从上下文可知，学生看的是“小说的部分内容”，与之搭配的是”extracts”, 意为that which has been selected and copied out from a book. (节选)
辨析：get over --- overcome
get away --- leave
get off --- dismount
get across --- communicate
辨析：这几个词在词义上都可理解为“用”，但只有apply能与to搭配。例如：Students should apply their mind to their work.