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A boy of 14 has become the youngest student to win a place at Cambridge University. Arran Fernandez, who was  16 at home by his father, Neil, will 17  a mathematics degree at Fitzwilliam College next month and he hopes to have a career as a research mathematician to 18  the Riemann hypothesis(黎曼猜想) that has confused the brightest minds. It will make him the youngest Cambridge student  19 14-year-old William Pitt the Younger studied there in 1773.
Last night the child genius said: “I am looking forward to going to the  20  . I have started the first-year books  21   and it is all right, not too  22  . I can understand it. I am excited about going to Cambridge,  23  I am used to making records about being the youngest in education. It isn’t the youngest moment that is so important to me--  24  I’m more interested in going to Cambridge than comparing   25  with other people who go there.”
But  26 his age he will not be able to    27  many of the alcohol-fuelled festivities(庆典) traditionally  28  to Freshers’ Week. “I don’t think I’m missing too much fun,” he insisted. “Even if I was 18, I wouldn’t want to go out  29 . ”
Arran,  30   plans to join the bird-watching society instead and go boating while at university, was five when he  31  the youngest person to be  32   a GCSE (General Certificated of Secondary Education), after passing maths. He was offered the   33  to learn at Cambridge in 2010, when he was 14, on the condition he gained an A-level in physics, which he  34  with an A+ grade. Arran had already gained an A grade in further maths last year.
Cambridge also asked him to attend three GCSEs in subjects which were not related to maths and physics to  35   his knowledge. He gained A+s in English literature and French and an A in English language this summer.

【小题1】
A.educatedB.equippedC.arrangedD.evaluated
【小题2】
A.runB.operateC.endD.start
【小题3】
A.work outB.make outC.help outD.break out
【小题4】
A.beforeB.afterC.sinceD.but
【小题5】
A.festivitiesB.lecturesC.contestsD.literature
【小题6】
A.especiallyB.alreadyC.hardlyD.gradually
【小题7】
A.difficultB.easyC.interestingD.boring
【小题8】
A.thereforeB.butC.additionallyD.and
【小题9】
A.fortunatelyB.merelyC.actuallyD.mentally
【小题10】
A.itB.themC.themselvesD.myself
【小题11】
A.because of B.instead of C.except forD.as for
【小题12】
A.pick outB.join inC.pick upD.join up
【小题13】
A.addedB.addictedC.relatedD.encouraged
【小题14】
A.smokingB.singingC.drinkingD.dancing
【小题15】
A.whoB.whichC.thatD.he
【小题16】
A.turnedB.seemedC.grewD.became
【小题17】
A.presentedB.awardedC.rewardedD.submitted
【小题18】
A.tendencyB.treatyC.profitD.opportunity
【小题19】
A.improvedB.achievedC.reservedD.represented
【小题20】
A.reduceB.improveC.broadenD.insure

答案
【小题1】A
【小题1】D
【小题1】A
【小题1】C
【小题1】B
【小题1】B
【小题1】A
【小题1】B
【小题1】C
【小题1】D
【小题1】A
【小题1】B
【小题1】C
【小题1】C
【小题1】A
【小题1】D
【小题1】B
【小题1】D
【小题1】B
【小题1】C

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