6.I just managed to _____ a quick breath before I was sucked under the water by the passing boat.
[注释]snatch的原义是“攫取;抓住;夺得”。本题中snatch意指“匆忙间设法得到”,如：He snatched an hour of sleep.(他匆匆睡了一小时觉。)snatch a quick breath(匆忙猛吸了一口气)。
7.My brother likes eating very much but he isn't very _____ about the food he eats.
[注释]be particular about对......讲究,挑剔;She is very particular about what she wears.(她对她得穿着很讲究。)Mr.Smith was quite particular about my work.(史密斯先生对工作十分挑剔。)
8.I don't think the charge for overhauling(大修)the equipment is excessive in _____ to its size.
[注释]in proportion to是固定搭配,意为“与......成比例,与.......相称”。反义语：out of proportion不成比例,不相称。本题称。
9.Voices were _____ as the argument between the two motorists became more bad-tempered.
10.Having lived in the town for quite a few years,Mr.Johnson no longer felt _____ among the local people.
A.out of order B.out of place
C.out of control D.out of the question
[答案]B.out of place.