The very wealthy English Baron Fitzgerald had only one child, a son, who understandably was the apple of his eye. His wife died when the child was in his early teens. So Fitzgerald __ himself to fathering the kid. , the son died in his late teens.
Meanwhile, Fitzgerald’s wealth greatly . He spent a lot on art works of the . Later Fitzgerald himself became ill. Before his death, he had carefully prepared his
_ _ as to how his wealth would be — to sell his entire collection at an auction（拍卖）.
Because of the large quantity and high of his collection, a huge crowd of __ buyers gathered for the auction. Many of them were museum and private collectors eager to . Before the auction, the art works were shown, among, which was a painting of Fitzgerald’s son by an unknown artist. Because of its quality, it received little attention.
When it was time for the auction, the auctioneer gaveled（敲槌）the crowd to . First the lawyer from Fitzgerald’s will that the first art work to be auctioned was the painting of his __ .
The poor-quality painting didn’t any bidders… except one — the old servant who had __ _ the son and loved him, and who for emotional reasons the only bid.
As soon as the servant bought the painting for less than one English pound, the auctioneer __ the bidding and asked the lawyer to read again from the will. The crowd became , and the lawyer read from the will: “Whoever buys the painting of my son gets all my collection.” Then the auction was over.
1.A. expected B. appointed C. devoted D. booked
2.A. Finally B. Luckily C. Secondly D. Unfortunately
3.A. declined B. increased C. remained D. affected
4.A. partners B. masters C. servants D. volunteers
5.A. seriously B. slightly C. lightly D. gradually
6.A. matter B. notice C. letter D. will
7.A. settled B. dealt C. involved D. banned
8.A. price B. spirit C. quality D. attraction
9.A. traditional B. possible C. occasional D. absent
10.A. directors B. fans C. supporters D. competitors
11.A. call B. bid C. reject D. order
12.A. known B. famous C. poor D. cheap
13.A. attention B. principle C. saying D. party
14.A. heard B. told C. wrote D. read
15.A. wife B. servant C. director D. son
16.A. receive B. remind C. need D. plan
17.A. worked B. served C. lived D. waited
18.A. played B. applied C. offered D. accepted
19.A. lost B. got C. continued D. stopped
20.A. noisy B. eager C. quiet D. anxious
1.1】C考查动词。Expected预测、期盼；appointed约定；devoted奉献；booked预定票、房间。孩子十几岁时他的妻子去世，所以作为父亲菲茨杰拉德投身于用父爱去照顾孩子。devote oneself to献身于—，所以选B.
4.4】B 考查名词。Partners伙伴； masters大师、名家；servants 仆人；volunteers自愿者。他对艺术大师们的作品花了很多精力。所以选B。
6.6】D考查名词。matter事情；notice 通知；letter信；will意愿。Before his death, he had carefully prepared his ____句意应该是：他死以前，他仔细地准备他的遗嘱。故选D。
8.8】C考查名词。price 价格；spirit精神；quality质量、品质；attraction吸引、吸引力。Because of the large quantity and high of his collection,句意：因为他的收藏数量大、质量高，所以选C.
9.9】B考查形容词。Traditional传统的；possible可能的；occasional偶尔的；absent缺席的。a huge crowd of __ buyers gathered for the auction.根据句意：一个庞大的可能的买家人群聚集拍卖。
10.10】A考查名词。Directors指导者、领导者；fans迷、狂热爱好者；supporters支持者competitors竞争者。根据句意Many of them were museum 他们中有很多人是博物馆负责人。故选A。
根据句意Many of them were museum and private collectors eager to .他们很多人是博物馆负责人和热切竞标的私人收藏家。所以选B。
12.12】C考查形容词。Known熟悉的、熟知的；famous著名的； poor贫穷的；cheap便宜的。Because of its quality, it received little attention. 它没被引起注意，因为它的质量差。所以选C。
13.13】A考查名词。Attention注意、关注；principle原则；saying格言、谚语；party聚会。When it was time for the auction, the auctioneer gaveled（敲槌）the crowd to .到了拍卖的时候，组织者敲槌引起人群的注意。故选A。
14.14】D考查动词。Heard听见；told告诉；wrote写；阅读read。First the lawyer from Fitzgerald’s will根据句意“律师首先宣读了Fitzgerald的遗嘱”。故选D。
15.15】 D考查名词。. Wife妻子；servant仆人；director指导者、领导者；son儿子。First the lawyer from Fitzgerald’s will that the first art work to be auctioned was the painting of his __ . 律师首先宣读了Fitzgerald的遗嘱，他的第一件被拍卖的艺术作品是他儿子的照片。所以选D。
16.16】A考查动词。Receive收到；remind提醒；need需要；plan计划。The poor-quality painting didn’t any bidders.质量差的绘画没有得到任何竞标者。质量差不可能得到收藏，所以选A。
17.17】B考查动词。Worked工作；served服务、提供；lived居住；waited等待。“…except one—the old servant who had served the son and loved him,and who for emotional reasons the only bid.”可知老佣人曾为富翁的儿子服务,出于情感的考虑拍下了这幅画。故选B。
18.18】C考查动词。Played玩；applied应用、实施；offered提供；accepted接受。the old servant who had served the son and loved him,and who for emotional reasons the only bid. 可知老佣人曾为富翁的儿子服务,出于情感的考虑拍下了这幅画。故offered合乎题意。
19.19】D考查动词。Lost丢失；got得到；continued继续；stopped停止。根据句意As soon as the servant bought the painting for less than one English pound, the auctioneer __ the bidding and asked the lawyer to read again from the will.这个仆人用不到一英镑刚一买了这幅画，拍卖组织者停止竞标，要求律师再读遗嘱。所以选D。