人邮版第二辑真题TEST 2 READING PART 4
Improved performance at Carter&Sons
There was good news in Carter & Sons’ annual (0) yesterday. Three years of restructuring (21) in an upbeat statement from the company in advance of the official announcement of its interim (22) due early in August. The chairman， David Carter， reported a “ strong start to the year”， which， although helped by a rather weak (23) period last year， highlighted the logic of refocusing the group on growth sectors. Three years ago the company (24) a review of all its operations in view of the serious financial difficulties that it was (25) As a result of this， its car (26) business was sold to an American group， and its car sales and repair divisions were (27) down so as to allow the company to (28) on the sale of vans and heavy goods vehicles. Three new showrooms have been opened in the UK and Ireland ， and the sales (29) has more than doubled in the last two years.
Growth in business across the group has gone up by almost 12 per cent in the first half of the year. This should reassure investors that Carter & Sons is now on (30) to deliver increased earning in the years ahead.
21 A terminated B culminated C accomplished D completed
22 A economics B finances C outcomes D results
23 A relative B alike C comparative D equivalent
24 A commissioned B assigned C delegated D appointed
25 A dealing B facing C undertaking D withstanding
26 A additions B extras C accessories D supplements
27 A scaled B marked C slowed D put
28 A emphasise B concentrate C specialize D strengthen
29 A bonus B pack C force D band
30 A way B path C road D track