For many people today, reading is no longer relaxation To (31) ___ their work they must read letters, reports, newspapers... In getting a job or advancing in one, the ability to read and comprehend (32) ___ can mean the (33) ___ between success and failure. Yet the unfortunate fact is that most of us are poor readers. Most of us (34) __ poor reading habits at an early age, and never get (35) __ them. The main (36) __ lies in the actual stuff of language itself--words. (37) ___ individually, words have little meaning (38) __ they are strung together into phrased, sentences and paragraphs. (39) __, however, the untrained reader does not read groups of words. He laboriously reads one word (40) ____, often regressing to read words or passages. Regression, the (41) __ to look back over (42) __ you have just read, is a common bad habit in reading. Another habit which (43) ___ down the speed of reading is vocalization—sounding each word either orally or mentally (44) ___ one reads.

To (45) ___ these bad habits, some reading clinics use a device (46) __ an accelerator, which moves a bar down the page at a predetermined speed. The bar is set at a slightly faster rate than the reader finds (47) __, in order to "stretch" him. The accelerator forces the reader to read fast, making word-by-word reading, regression and sub vocalization, (48) __ impossible. At fast (49) __ is sacrificed for speed. (50)___ when you learn to read ideas and concepts, you will not only read faster, but your comprehension will improve.

31. A. come through B. keep up
  C. come up with D. turn in

32. A. quickly B. roughly
  C. easily D. readily

33. A. division B. difference
  C. separation D. controversy

34. A. enhance B. improve
  C. have D. develop

35. A. over B. through
  C. away with D. back to

36. A. advantage B. distinction
  C. deficiency D. necessity

37. A. To take B. Taken
  C. Taking D. Being taken

38. A. when B. since
  C. once D. until

39. A. Logically B. Subsequently
  C. Unfortunately D. Inefficiently

40. A. at times B. at one time
  C. for a time D. at a time

41. A. tendency B. trend
  C. occasion D. chance

42. A. what B. /
  C. where D. which

43. A. accelerates B. scales
  C. slows D. cuts

44. A. if B. as
  C. even D. before

45. A. dispose B. transfer
  C. abandon D. overcome

46. A. known for B. named after
  C. defined D. called

47. A. convenient B. comfortable
  C. available D. helpful

48. A. exclusively B. absolutely
  C. practically D. similarly

49. A. comprehension B. meaning
  C. regression D. summary

50. A. And B. Also
  C. But D. Or