About forty percent of all email traffic in the United States is
spam, and this figure is climbing rapidly. Spam is usually defined as
unsolicited, mass commercial email. It is often __1__ advertisements
for pornographic websites, drugs, or surgery that can enhance your
sex life. Within another year or so, industry experts __2__, half of all
email messages will be unsolicited.
The flood of email marketing causes headaches for email users.
__3__, it costs corporations billions of dollars and reduces employee
productivity. According to a recent study, the average employee
spends almost seven minutes per day handling an average of 13
spam messages. This __4__ to major corporate losses. The annual
cost of spam has reached $9 billion for US corporations alone.
( ) 1. (A) confused with(B) associated with (C) rejected by (D) replaced by
( ) 2. (A) decide (B) contradict (C) predict (D) deny
( ) 3. (A) Additionally (B) However (C) By contrast (D) Thankfully
( ) 4. (A) interprets (B) expresses (C) means (D) translates
confused with 混淆 (always)
Butterflies should not be confused with moths.
associated with 有關 (always)
Red roses are often associated with love.
rejected by 否決 (always)
That idea was rejected by the Chief Financial Officer.
replaced by 替代 (always)
Michelle's joy was soon replaced by disappointment and desperation.