Directions:Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked A),B),C)andD). Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets. (5 points)
The Social Security Retirement Program is made up of two trust funds, _____ could go penniless by next year.
A)the larger one
B)the larger of which
C)the largest one
D)the largest of which
Nowhere in nature is aluminum found free, owing to its always _____ with other elements, most commonly with oxygen.
Andrew, my father's younger brother, will not be at the picnic, _____ to the family's disappointment.
I would have gone to visit him in the hospital had it been at all possible, but I _____ fully occupied the whole of last week.
Help will come from the UN, but the aid will be _____ near what's needed.
The chief reason for the population growth isn't so much a rise in birth rates _____ a fall in death rates as a result of improvements in medical care.
He claims to be an expert in astronomy, but in actual fact he is quite ignorant on the subject. _____ he knows about it is out of date and inaccurate.
Although we feel dissatisfied with the election results, we have to become reconciled _____ the decision made by our fellow countrymen.
Just as the value of a telephone network increases with each new phone _____ to the system, so does the value of a computer system increase with each program that turns out.
B)to have added
The vocabulary and grammatical differences between British and American English are so trivial and few as hardly _____ .
B)to be noticed
Directions: Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked A),B),C)andD). Identify the part of the sentence that is incorrect and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets. (5 points)
A number of A) foreign visitors were taken B) to the industrial exhibition which C) they saw D) many new products.
Part C) is wrong. The sentence should read, “A number of foreign visitors were taken to the industrial exhibition where they saw many new products.” So you should choose C).
Although Professor Green's lectures usually ran over A) the fifty minute B) period, but none C) of his students even D) objected as they found his lectures both informative and interesting.
When A) Edison died, it was proposed that the American people turned off B) all power C) in their homes, streets, and factories for several minutes in honor of D) this great man.
They pointed out A) the damage which B) they supposed that C) had been done by last night's D) storm.
Because of A) the recent accidents, our parents forbid my brother and me from swimming B) in the river unless C) someone agrees to watch D) over us.
A great many A) teachers firmly B) believe that English is one of the poorest taught C) subjects in high schools at present. D)
In this way these insects show an efficient use of their soundproduced A) ability, organizing B) two sounds delivered C) at a high rate as one call. D)
I thought the technician was to blame A) for the blowing
B) of the fuse, but I see now how C) I was D) mistaken.
For him to be re elected, A) what is essential is not that his policy works, B) but that C) the public believe that it is. D)
As far as A) I am concerned, his politics are B) rather conservative compared C) with other politicians. D)
I'd say whenever you are going A) after something that is belonging B) to you, anyone who is depriving C) you of the right to have it is criminal. D)
Directions:Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked A),B),C)and D). Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets. (10 points)
The lost car of the Lees was found _____ in the woods off the highway.
The sentence should read, “The lost car of the Lees was found abandoned in the woods off the highway.” Therefore, you should choose C).
When workers are organized in trade unions, employers find it hard to lay them _____.
The wealth of a country should be measured _____ the health and happiness of its people as well as the material goods it can produce.
A)in line with
B)in terms of
C)in regard with
D)by means of
He has failed me so many times that I no longer place any _____ on what he promises.
My students found the book _____ it provided them with an abundance of information on the subject.
Nobody yet knows how long and how seriously the shakiness in the financial system will _____ down the economy.
In this factory the machines are not regulated _____ but are jointly controlled by a central computer system.
Every chemical change either results from energy being sued to produce the change, or causes energy to be _____ in some form.
If businessmen are taxed too much, they will no longer be motivated to work hard, with the result that incomes from taxation might actually _____ .
American companies are evolving from massproduction manufacturing to _____ enterprises.
If you know what the trouble is, why don＇t you help them to _____ the situation?
I can't _____ what has happened to the vegetables, for they were freshly picked this morning.
I tried very hard to persuade him to join our group but I met with a flat _____ .
From this material we can _____ hundreds of what you may call direct products.
She had clearly no _____ of doing any work, although she was very well paid.
What seems confusing or fragmented at first might well become _____ a third time.
A)clean and measurable
B)notable and systematic
C)pure and wholesome
D)clear and organic
The public opinion was that the time was not _____ for the election of such a radical candidate as Mr. Jones.
Hudson said he could not kill a living thing except for the _____ of hunger.
For the new country to survive, _____ for its people to enjoy prosperity, new economic policies will be required.
A)to name a few
C)not to speak