2015 年 MBA 管理类英语真题及答案解析
Section Ⅰ Use of English
Directions: Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and
mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)
Directions：Read the following text。Choose the best word（s）
for each numbered blank and markA,B,C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1.（10 points）
In our contemporary culture, the prospect of communicating with -- or even looking at -- a
stranger is virtually unbearable. Everyone around us seems to agree by the way they fiddl
e with their phones, even without a 1 underground.
It's a sad reality -- our desire to avoid interacting with other human beings -- because ther
e's 2 to be gained from talking to the stranger standing by you. But you wouldn't know it,
3 into your phone. This universal armor sends the 4 : "Please don't approach me."
What is it that makes us feel we need to hide 5 our screens?
One answer is fear, according to Jon Wortmann, executive mental coach. We fear rejection
, or that our innocent social advances will be 6 as "creepy,". We fear we'll be 7 . We fear w
e'll be disruptive. Strangers are inherently 8 to us, so we are more likely to feel 9 when co
mmunicating with them compared with our friends and acquaintances. To avoid this anxiet
y, we 10 to our phones. "Phones become our security blanket," Wortmann says. "They are
our happy glasses that protect us from what we perceive is going to be more 11 ."
But once we rip off the bandaid, tuck our smartphones in our pockets and look up, it doesn
't 12 so bad. In one 2011 experiment, behavioral scientists Nicholas Epley and Juliana Schr
oeder asked commuters to do the unthinkable: Start a13. The duo had Chicago train com
muters talk to their fellow 14. "When Dr. Epley and Ms. Schroeder asked other people in th
e same train station to 15 how they would feel after talking to a stranger, the commuters t
hought their 16 would be more pleasant if they s