Part Ⅱ Language Knowledge(45 marks）
Section A (15 marks)
Directions：for each of the following unfinished sentences there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence.
The wild flowers looked like a soft orange blanket _______ the desert.
A. covering B. covered C. cover D. to cover
The answer is A.
21. The ability _______ an idea is as important as the idea itself.
A. expressing B. expressed C. to express D. to be expressed
23. The players _______ from the whole country are expected to bring us honor in this summer game.
A. selecting B. to select C. selected D. having selected
24. I knew that _______ would over discourage him; he would never give up wanting to be a director.
A. something B. anything C. everything D. nothing
27. In 1492, Columbus _______ on one of the Bahama Islands, but the mistook is for an island off
A. lands B. landed C. has landed D. had landed