Until recently most historians spoke very critically of the Industrial Revolution. They 1 that in the long run industrialization greatly raised the standard of living for the 2 man. But they insisted that its 3 results during the period from 1750 to 1850 were widespread poverty and misery for the 4 of the English population. 5 contrast, they saw in the preceding hundred years from 1650 to1750, when England was still a 6 agricultural country, a period of great abundance and prosperity.
The view, 4 , is generally thought to be wrong. Specialists 8 history and economics, have 9 two things: that the period from 1650 to 1750 was 10 by great poverty, and that industrialization certainly did not worsen and may have actually improved the conditions for the majority of the populace.
1. [A] admitted [B] believed [C] claimed [D] predicted
2. [A] plain [B] average [C] mean [D] normal
3. [A] momentary [B] prompt [C] instant [D] immediate
4. [A] bulk [B] host [C] gross [D] magnitude
5. [A] On [B] With [C] For [D] By
6. [A] broadly [B] thoroughly [C] generally [D] completely
7. [A] however [B] meanwhile [C] therefore [D] moreover
8. [A] at [B] in [C] about [D] for
9. [A] manifested [B] approved [C] shown [D] speculated
10. [A] noted [B] impressed [C] labeled [D] marked
参考答案：1.A 2.B 3.D 4.A 5.D 6.D 7.A 8.B 9.C 10.D：
如： His contribution can not be exaggerated. 他的贡献极大。