1. Some people believe that since oil is scarce, the ________ of the motor industry is uncertain.

  A) terminal B) benefit C) fate D) estimate

  2. To speed up the ________ of letters, the Post Office introduced automatic sorting.

  A) treatment B) delivery C) transmission D) departure

  3. These overseas students show great ________ for learning a new language.

  A) enthusiasm B) authority C) convention D) faith

  4. The defense lawyer was questioning the old man who was one of the ________ of the murder committed last month.

  A) observers B) witnesses C) audiences D) viewers

  5. Politically these nations tend to be ________, with very high birth rates but poor education and very low levels of literacy.

  A) unstable B) reluctant C) rational D) unsteady



  1. I hope my teacher will take my recent illness into ________ when judging my examination.

  A) regard B) counting C) account D) observation

  2. Important people don’t often have much free time as their work ________ all their time.

  A) takes away B) takes over C) takes up D) takes in

  3. When I was very young, I was terribly frightened of school, but I soon ________ it.

  A) got off B) got across C) got away D) got over

  4. Many people complain of the rapid ________ of modern life.

  A) rate B) speed C) pace D) growth

  5. American women were ________ the right to vote until 1920 after many years of hard struggle.

  A) ignored B) neglected C) refused D) denied


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