1. Insert prepositions in the slots.
It is a well-known rule ( ) logic that classifications made ( ) the basis
of a single attribute are artificial and ( ) limited use. So there must be a
cluster of attributes ( ) which a human group is defined, and these must be
specific and essential, if they are to serve a useful purpose. Yet what is
essential ( ) one observer is not ( ) another. Some would opt ( ) language,
others ( ) race, religion, or shared destiny in the past or the present. It is
also quite common to find that individuals tend to identify their own community
( ) criteria which may be different from those used ( ) the same purpose by
2. Supply an article in the slot when necessary.
All ( ) books are divisible into two kinds; ( ) books of ( ) hour, and ( )
books of all ( ) time. Mark this distinction —it is not one of ( ) quality only.
It is not merely ( ) bad book that does not last, and ( ) good one that does. It
is ( ) distinction of ( ) species.
3、 Supply the proper verb forms in the slots.
Einstein's connection with the politics of the nuclear bomb (be) well
known. In 1933 Hitler (come) to power. Einstein (be) in America, and he_
(declare) he (not return) to Germany. In the face of the Nazi threat, Einstein
(renounce) pacifism, and eventually __ (fear) that German scientists (build) a
nuclear bomb, (propose) that the United States (develop) its own. But even
before the first atomic bomb had been detonated, he publicly warned of the
danger of nuclear war and proposed international control of nuclear
1. Choose words from column A to fit the definitions in column B.
Example: foreman, forester
a man who is in charge of a group of workmen: foreman
A. reluctant, leisure, yearning, entertainer, supersede, rebuff,
incompatible, sabbatical leave, assert, artifact, variable, tramps;
B. (1) an unexpected or contemptuous refusal:
(2) freedom from work:
(3) insist on one's right;
(4) one who amuses an audience as a profession:
(5) a period of paid free time for rest and special study given to a
university teacher after a certain length of service;
(6) a thing or quantity that is changeable;
(7) people who roam the streets to find what they can:
(8) strong longing, feeling or desire for:
(9) anything made by human work or act:
(10) opposed in character; unable to exist in harmony;
(11) unwilling, not wanting to do something:
(12)take the place of because better or more important;
2. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with
appropriate words from the list below, modifying their form where necessary.
immune, little, to roam, against, to pronounce, astound, away, austere, to
slice, outburst, to have, to hunt, outset, to promote;
We were strolling through Oxford's old buildings as he was 1 these words. I
had often 2 round the outside looking up at the 3 walls, and imagining the
opulent interiors. But 4 lived here now for some years, I had grown 5 to its
beauty. At the 6 of my walk with the Professor, we had talked a little about the
country's economy, but this sudden 7 against our society did not just 8 me but
left me quite flabbergasted. I 9 in my mind for something non-committal to say.
"Is it really possible to 10 our society down the middle like that?" I asked. "I
mean," I said, panicking a 11 lest I had offended this eminent man, "is it
really as bad as all that? Shouldn't we be trying to 12 understanding between
people, rather than setting them up 13 one another?" I hunted in my mind for a
way of turning the conversation 14 to less troubled waters.
3. Choose the word from A, B or C that best completes the sentence.
1. National and international efforts should give to action programs
integrating population and development.
A. privilege B. priority C. principle
2. At Golden State Power we are accused of the same thing for reasons.
A. identical B. optional C. original
3. Greatly agitated, I rushed to the apartment and tried the door, to find
A. just B. only C. hence
4. On a rainy day I was driving north through Vermont I noticed a young man
holding up a sign reading "Boston".
A. where B. which C. when
5. The remarkable of life on the Galopagos Island inspired Darwin to
establish his theory of evolution.
A. variety B. celebrity C. diversity
6. If you want to set up a company, you must with the regulations laid down
by the authorities.
A. confirm B. accord C. comply
7. A wage-earner has to make for his/her old age by putting aside enough
money to live on when old.
A. supply B. provision C. assurance
8. We all know that the farmers are more anxious for rain than the people
in the city because they have more at
A. stake B. loss C. danger
9. The pollution question as well as other issues is going to be discussed
when the Congress is in again next spring.
A. assembly B. conference C. session
10. To survive in the intense trade competition between countries, we must
the qualities and varieties of products we make to world market demand.
A. improve B. enhance C. gear
11.An important property of a scientific theory is its ability to further
research and further thinking about a particular topic.
A. advocate B. arouse C. stimulate
12. Language, culture, and personality may be considered of each other in
thought, but they are inseparable in fact.
A. independent B. instinctive C. separate