Model Test 1
Most people hate rock music. While I am not 1 nature an unreasonable or biased person, two 2 and striking personal experiences of rock music 3 the past two weeks have persuaded me that it has become a duty for those of us with enough common 4 to see its potential dangers to point them out. My first experience - perhaps a 5 one, but highly symptomatic - was the realization that if I spoke to my teenage son when he was listening to rock music through headphones, he replied in an 6 loud voice, as if there was something wrong with his 7 . The second occurred when I went with him to a "concert" and witnessed for 8 what these affairs are like.
Till I went to that concert, my first and assuredly my last, I had always 9 the "live-and-let-live" attitude that rock music was simply not my 10 but that other people had every right to en joy it if it was 11 . But what I saw and heard convinced m e that we are allowing something very powerful to take 12 of the younger generation. In the first place, I noticed 13 collective madness, brought about by the noise 14 . But secondly, and far more dangerously, I observed that after a time everyone was carried 15 by the noise, and gave up his/her individuality. 16 the end I was in the middle of a faceless 17 who clapped and stamped and jumped around like monkeys. It was the most degrading human spectacle I have ever had the 18 to witness, and I seriously believe that 19 our present younger generation would thank us if we managed to put 20 to it now.
19.〔A〕with time〔B〕on time〔C〕in time t o come〔D〕in no time
20.〔A〕a stop〔B〕the hand〔C〕our minds〔D〕a word
Key to Model Test 1