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09年PETS四级考试冲刺训练09
Ludwig Van Beethoven,a major composer of the nineteenth century,overcame many _1__ problems to achieve artistic greatness.

Born in Bonn,Germany,in 1770,he first studied music _2__ the court organist,Gilles Vander Eeden.His father was excessively strict and given to _3__ drinking.When his mother died,Beethoven,then a young man,was __4_ guardian of his two younger brothers.Appointed deputy court organists to Christian Gottlob Neefe at a surprisingly early age in 1782,Beethoven also __5_ the harpsichord and the Viola.In 1792 he was sent to Vienna __6_ his patron.court Ferdinated Waldstein,to _7__ music under Haydn.

Beethoven __8_ unmarried.Because _9__ irregular payment from his publishers www.pets12345.com __10_ his patrons,he was troubled by financial worries throughout his _11__ life.Continually plagued by _12__ health,he developed an ear infection which _13__ to his tragic deafness in 1819.

In _14__ of this handicap,however,he continued to write music.He completed mature mastepieces of great musical depth;three piano sonatas,four string quarters,the Missa Solemins,and the 9th Symphony.He died in 1872.His life was marked by a passionate dedication __15_ independence.

Nothing that Beethoven often __16_ into fits of rage,Goethe once said__17_ him," I am astonished by his talent,but he is unfortunately an altogether untamed personality." _18__ Beethoven's personality may have been _19__ ,his music shows great discipline and
control ,and this is _20__ we remember him best.

1) A personal B himself C private D own
2) A by B within C with D for
3) A small B heavy C many D great
4) A sent B send C name D named
5) A played B play C playing D to play
6) A by B on C in D from
7) A studying B have studied C study D be studied
8) A reminded B remarked C remanded D remained
9) A for B of C with D on
10) A from B on C under D between
11) A older B younger C adult D old
12) A good B worse C illness D ill
13) A led B caused C leads D caused
14) A despite B spite C although D though
15) A of B on C to D with
16) A flew B fly C came D come
17) A with B for C to D of
18) A in spite of B although C however D since
19) A intamed B distamed C untamed D iltamed
20) A how B when C where D who

1--5 ACBDA
6--10 ACDBA
11--15 CDABC
16--20 ADBCA