Real Solutions(解决方法) to Problems
Thirty engineers were working as a team in a company. They were young and eager to learn. The management decided to teach them about finding real solutions to problems.
One day, the team was called for a 13 in a hall. They were quite surprised and all reached the hall holding various 14 . As they entered, they found a box placed in the center, full of flat balloons.
The manager asked everyone to pick a balloon and blow it up. Then they were asked to write their names on their respective(各自的) balloons 15 so that the balloons wouldn’t blow out. All tried, but not everyone was 16 . Five balloons blew out due to pressure(压力).
Those who failed to mark their names on the balloons were 17 out of the game. As a result 25 engineers came to the next level. All the balloons carrying their names were 18 and then put into a room. here and there.
The engineers were told to pick the balloon with his or her name on. All the 25 engineers began to search for the respective balloons in a rush. It was almost 15 minutes but no one was able to 19 the the right one. The second level of the game was over.
Then came the final level. The engineers were asked to pick any balloon and give it to the person named on the balloon. Within a couple of minutes. all balloons 20 the hands of the respective engineers.
The manager announced this was the real solution to the problem. Many times in our life, sharing and helping others give us real solutions to problems.
13. A. game B. show C. concert D. party
14. A. purposes B. suggestions C. thoughts D. plans
15. A. quietly B.carefully C. secretly D. clearly
16. A. honest B. ready C. patient D. successful
17. A. checked B. helped C. ruled D. cheated
18. A. collected B. weighed C. tied D. cleaned
19. A. mark B. hide C. number D. find
20. A. freed B. reached C. lifted D. hit
17.C【解析】考查动词短语。check out检查；help out帮助解决；rule out排除；取消；clean out清扫。句意：那些没能在气球上标注姓名的工程师被取消（参加下面的）游戏。故选C。
20.B【解析】考查动词短语。reach the hands拿到手。故选B。