GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY ［15 MIN.］ There are twenty-five items in this section. Beneath each sentence there ...|
GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY ［15 MIN.］ |
There are twenty-five items in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one that best completes the sentence.
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
41.That trumpet player was certainly loud. But I wasn’t bothered by his loudness ____ by his lack of talent.
A. so much as B. rather than C. as D. than
42.____, I’ll marry him all the same.
A. Was he rich or poor B. Whethere rich or poor
C. Were he rich or poor D. Be he rich or poor
43.The government has promised to do ____ lies in its power to ease the hardships of the victims in the flood-stricken area.
A. however B. whichever C. whatever D. wherever
44.____ if I had arrived yesterday without letting you know beforehand?
A. Would you be surprised B. Were you surprised
C. Had you been surprised D. Would you have been surprised
45.If not ____ with the respect he feels due to him, Jack gets very ill-tempered and grumbles all the time.
A. being treated B. treated
C. be treated D. having been treated
46.It is imperative that students ____ their term papers on time.
A. hand in B. would hand in
C. have to hand in D. handed in
47.The less the surface of the ground yields to the weight of a fully-loaded truck, ____ to the truck.
A. the greater stress is B. greater is the stress
C. the stress is greater D. the greater the stress
48.The Minister of Finance is believed ____ of imposing new taxes to raise extra revenue.
A. that he is thinking B. to be thinking
C. that he is to think D. to think
49.Issues of price, place, promotion, and product are ____ conventional concerns in planning marketing strategies.
A. these of the most B. most of those
C. among the most D. among the many of
50.____ both sides accept the agreement ____ a lasting peace be established in this region.
A. Only if, will B. If only, would
C. Should, will D. Unless, would
51.Mr Wells, together with all the members of his family, ____ for Europe this afternoon.
A. are to leave B. are leaving C. is leaving D. leave
52.It was suggested that all government ministers should ____ information on their financial interests.
A. discover B. uncover C. tell D. disclose
53.As my exams are coming next week, I’ll take advantage of the weekend to ____ on some reading.
A. catch up B. clear up C. make up D. pick up
54.I’m surprised they are no longer on speaking terms. It’s not like either of them to bear a ____.
A. disgust B. curse C. grudge D. hatred
55.Mary hopes to be ____ from hospital next week.
A. dismissed B. discharged C.expelled D. resigned
56.Once a picture is proved to be a forgery, it becomes quite ____.
A. invaluable B. priceless C. unworthy D.worthless
57.Jimmy earns his living by ____ works of art in the museum.
A. recovering B. restoring C. renewing D. reviving
58.I couldn’t sleep last night because the tap in the bathroom was ____.
A. draining B. dropping C. spilling D. dripping
59.The book gives a brief ____ of the course of his research up till now.
A. outline B. reference C. frame D. outlook
60.She was sanding outside in the snow, ____ with cold.
A. spinning B. shivering C. shaking D. staggering
61.All the rooms on the second floor have nicely ____ carpets, which are included in the price of the house.
A. adapted B. equipped C. suited D. fitted
62.He plays tinnis to the ____ of all other sports.
A. eradication B. exclusion C. extension D. inclusion
63.She answered with an ____ “No” to the request that she attend the public hearing.
A. eloquent B. effective C. emotional D. emphatic
64.Everyone who has visited the city agrees that it is ____ with life.
A. vibrant B. violent C. energetic D. full
65.We met Mary and her husband at a party two months ago. ____ we’ve had no further communication.
A. Thereof B. Thereby C. Thereafter D. Thereabouts