Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
It is commonly believed that the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. But it is impossible to know the __ 26 __ day on which he was born. Church records show he was baptized（施洗礼）on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newly born baby. Shakespeare's date of death is __ 27 __ known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 and had retired to Stratford three years before.
Although few plays have been performed or analyzed as extensively as the 38 plays Shakespeare wrote, there are few surviving details about his life. This __ 28 __ of biographical information is due primarily to his social __ 29 __ ; he was not a noble, but the son of a leather trader.
Shakespeare __ 30 __ attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have studied Latin and read __ 31 __ literature. He did not go to university and at age 18 married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years his __ 32 __ . They had four children, including the twins, Hamnet and Judith. Nothing is known of the period between the birth of the twins and Shakespeare's __ 33 __ as a dramatist in London in the early 1590s.
In a million words written over 20 years, he __ 34 __ the full range of human emotions and conflicts with a __ 35 __ that remains sharp today. As his great contemporary the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson said, “He was not of an age, but for all time.”
人们普遍认为，伟大的英国剧作家和诗人威廉·莎士比亚于1564年4月23日出生于埃文河畔的斯特拉特福。但人们不可能知道他出生的 __ 26 __ 确切日期。教会记录显示，他是在4月26日受洗的，而在给新生婴儿施洗之前，通常需要等待三天。然而，莎士比亚的死亡日期是 __ 27 __ 确凿的：1616年4月23日。他当时52岁，三年前退隐到斯特拉特福。 虽然很少有戏剧像莎士比亚所著的38部戏剧那样被广泛表演或分析，但关于他生活细节的描述却鲜有留存。这种传记信息的 __ 28 __ 缺乏主要是由于他的社会 __ 29 __ 地位；他不是贵族出身，而是一个皮革商人的儿子。 莎士比亚 __ 30 __ 很可能曾就读于斯特拉特福的文法学校，在那里他学习拉丁语并阅读 __ 31 __ 古典文学。他没有上过大学，18岁时，他娶了比自己 __ 32 __ 大8岁的安妮·海瑟薇。他们有4个孩子，包括一对双胞胎，哈姆内特和朱迪思。从这对双胞胎出生到16世纪90年代初期莎士比亚作为戏剧家在伦敦 __ 33 __ 崭露头角的这段时间，人们对此一无所知。 在20多年的时间里，他用一百万字的笔触， __ 35 __ 精准地 __ 34 __ 捕捉到了人类各种情感和冲突，其精准性在今天依然清晰可见。正如他同时代的伟大诗人兼剧作家本·琼森所说：“他不属于一个时代，而是属于所有世纪。”