Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1.This pair of boots cost much less than yours for I bought them when the department store made a ____ of the stored
A. clearance B. reduction C. fortune D. deal
2.Lacking ____ political goals, the two parties quarrelled away.
A. intricate B. coherent C. intrinsic D. distinct
3.I’m afraid that we might ____ some opposition to implement the daring plan.
A. come across B. come up against
C. come at D. come up with
4.A monument was built to ____ those who died in the civil war.
A. congratulate B. remind
C. commemorate D. memorize
5.Working far away from his home, he had to ____ from Oxford to London every day.
A. commute B. wander C. ramble D. motion
6.A train is not ____ to a plane for speed.
A. equivalent B. equal
C. comparable D. agreeable
7.The couple has divorced as they are not ____.
A. friendly B. sociable
C. easygoing D. compatible
8.Growing too fast and lacking efficiency, our firm is no longer ____ in world market.
A. competitive B. qualified
C. complicated D. identical
9.The teacher ____ the book to his students for its wide coverage.
A. commended B. commented
C. promoted D. upheld
10.We have made a ____ to pay our bid on time.
A. commitment B. responsibility
C. commission D. commentary
11.The father ____ with his son to be less trouble to his mother.
A. pleaded B. pledged
C. petitioned D. prayed
12.The examination ____ me completely and I couldn’t answer it.
A. augmented B. baffled
C. assimilated D. banned
13.The stream was ____ after the heavy rain.
A. flushing B. blushing C. foaming D. gasping
14.Few teams can ____ such a good record in European football.
A. flatter B. boast C. brood D. buffer
15.The advertising campaign is intended to ____ sales.
A. boom B. brace C. bunch D. boost
16.With her management skills and his marketing expertise, they make a ____ combination.
A. bleak B. formidable
C. brutal D. finite
17.Our household ____ is 800 yuan a month and we always try not to go beyond it.
A. resource B. budget
C. assessment D. asset
18.Although the two players are ____ in the tennis court, they are really good friends.
A. partners B. companions
C. enemies D. rivals
19.The ____ wind in this area is from the southwest.
A. controlling B. prevailing
C. persisting D. reigning
20.The climbers ____ their greatest ambition by reaching the summit of the mountain.
A. realized B. retained C. obtained D. maintained
21.____ should always be less than income if you hope to live an easy life.
A. Earnings B. Outcome
C. Expenditures D. Compensation
22.The mental commodity most in demand will be practical wisdom rather than specialized ____.
A. experiment B. expertise
C. witness D. cleverness
23.Both Chinese traditions and Japanese customs are culture.
A. occidental B.western
C. oriental D. oval
24.If you get into a bath full of water,some of the water will ____ onto the floor.
A. overlap B. overflow C. flourish D. flutter
25.A witness gave ____ that the accused was drunk at that time.
A. testimony B. harmony C. monopoly D. report
26.Armed with the right tools and materials, the newlyweds(新婚夫妇) gaily ____ on the task of decorating their own home.
A. embarked B. turned C. reclaimed D. resumed
27.Only a fool would ____ his life’s savings on the Stock Exchange in the hope of making easy money.
A. gear B. descend C. gamble D. rely
28.Would you mind telling me what’s amusing you? You’ve been sitting there ____ from ear to ear for the past ten minutes.
A. groaning B. mourning C. smiling D. grinning
29.When I saw their ____ faces, I knew something went wrong.
A. damp B. gray C. dull D. gloomy
30.The department is ____ up for an increased intake of students.
A. gearing B. arranging C. planning D. limbering
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