2018年6月英语六级真题及答案集锦(7)

  Recording Three

  Shortly after he took over the Reader‘s Digest Association in 1984,
(22)George Grune unlocked the company’s boardroom and announced that
the room was now open to the employees。 It was a symbolic act,
indicating that under Grune’s leadership, Reader’s Digest was going to
be different。 True to his word, Grune has shaken up the culture here。
To get an idea of the culture we‘re talking about, consider the
boardroom Grune opened up, it has artworks that any museum in the world
would want to collect, paintings by many world famous artists like
Monet and Picasso。

  Its headquarters’ houses sum 3,000 works of art.The Main building
is topped with a Georgian Tower with four sculptures of the mythical
winged horse, the magazine corporate logo。 It sits on 127 acres of
well trimmed lawns。 The editor’s office used to be occupied by founder
Dewitt Wallace, who along with his wife Lila Acheson Wallace, launched
Reader’s Digest in 1922 with condensed articles from other
publications.It has become the world‘s most widely read magazine,
selling 28 million copies each month in 17 languages and 41 different
editions。 The Wallaces, both children of church ministers, had a
clearly defined formula for their little magazine。 As Reader’s Digest
was originally subtitled, (23)articles were to be short, readable
and uplifting。 Subjects were picked to inspire or entertain。 The
Wallaces didn’t accept advertising in the US edition until 1955 and even
then they didn‘t allow any ads for cigarettes, liquor or drugs。 The
Wallaces also had a clear sense of the kind of workplace they wanted。
It started as a mama and papa operation and the childless Wallaces
always considered employees to be part of their family.Employees still
tell stories of how the Wallaces would take care of their employees who
had met with misfortunes and they showered their employees with unusual
benefits like a turkey on Thanksgiving and Fridays off in May。
(25)This cozy workplace is no longer exists here.The Wallaces both
died in their nineties in the early 1981s。 George Grune, a former ad
salesman who joined Reader’s Digest in 1960 has his eyes focused on the
bottom line。 In a few short years, (25)he turned the magazine on its
head, he laid off several hundred workers, especially hard hit where
the blue and paint color departments such as subscription fulfillment。

  Question 22。 What did George Grune do in 1984?

  Question 23。 How did the Wallaces find the formula for Reader’s
Digest?

  Question24。 What do we learn about the founder of Reader’s Digest
Dewitt Wallace?

  Question 25。 What change took place in Reader‘s Digest after the
Wallaces death?

  26-30 BCKOH

  31-35 ANIFL

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