Seven years ago, when I was visiting Germany, I met with an official who explained to me that the country had a perfect solution to its economic problems. Watching the U.S. economy _1_ during the’90s, the Germans had decided that they, too, needed to go the high-technology route. But how? The answer seemed obvious: Indians. The German government decided that it would _2_ Indians to Germany just as America does: by offering green cards. Officials created something called the German Green Card and announced that they would issue 20,000 in the first year. Naturally, the Germans expected that tens of thousands more Indians would soon be begging to come, and perhaps the _3_ would have to be increased. But the program was a failure. A year later barely half of the 20,000 cards had been issued. After a few extensions, the program was _4_.
I told the German official at the time that I was sure the _5_ would fail. Because the German Green Card never, under any circumstances, translated into German citizenship. The U.S. green card, by contrast, is an almost _6_ path to becoming American (after five years and a clean record). The official _7_ my objection, saying that there was no way Germany was going to offer these people citizenship. “All we need are young tech workers，”he said. So Germany was asking bright young _8_ to leave their country, culture and families, move thousands of miles away, learn a new language and work in a strange land一but without any _9_ of ever being part of their new home. Germany was sending a signal, one that was _10_ received in India and other countries, and also by Germany’s own immigrant community.
A) repelled B) professionals C) clearly D)vulnerable
E) lure F) initiative G) soar H)suspicion
I) abolished J) dismissed K) dwellers L) quotas
M) vividly N) automatic O) prospect
2.[E]空格前的would表明此处需填入动词原形，作谓语。根据后文提到的tens of thousands more Indians would soon be begging to come(成千上万印度人渴求来德国)，可推知德国人发绿卡的目的是“吸引”印度人来德国，lure“吸引”符合语义。
5.[F]此处需填入名词，为从句的主语。谓语would fail(会失败)表明该名词应指前一段所提到的the program。词库中的initiative有“计划，措施”之意，可指代“德国绿卡计划”,故正确。
7.[J]此处需填入谓语动词，宾语是objection(反对意见）。下文的there was no way表明该官员根本就没理会“我”的反对,dismissed有“不理会，不考虑”之意，符合语境。
8.[B]空格后的their提示此处应填人名词复数形式。上文提到德国需要tech workers(技术工人），根据空格后的内容可推断空格所填入的词就是指代tech workers，professionals“专业人员”符合句意。德国绿卡无法 让人成为公民，故排除dwellers“居民”。