41."This light is too______ for me to read by. Don’t we have a brighter bulb some where": said the elderly man.
A) dim B) slight C) mild D) minute
42.The more a nation’s companies _______factories abroad, the smaller that country’s recorded exports will be.
A) lie B) locate C) spot D) stand
43.Mr.Smith asked his secretary to ______a new paragraph in the annual report she was typing.
A) invade B) install C) insert D) inject
44.The old paper mill has been ______to make way for a new shopping centre.
A) held down B) kept down C) cut down D) turn down
45.My grandfather had always taken a _______interest in my work, and I had an equal admiration for the stories of his time.
A) weighty B) keen C) vague D) splendid
46.If you don’t like to swim, you _____as well stay at home.
A) may B) can C) would D) should
47.Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4,1826,the fiftieth _____of American Independence.
A) ceremony B) anniversary C) occasion D) occurrence
48.We are quite sure that we can ______our present difficulties and finish the task according to schedule.
A) get away B) get across C) get off D) get over
49.Being ignorant of the law is not accepted as an ______for breaking the law.
A) option B) intention C) approval D) excuse
50.We have arranged to go to the cinema on Friday, but we can be ______and go another day.
A) probable B) reliable C) flexible D) feasible
51.The defense lawyer was questioning the old man who was one of the ______of the murder committed last month.
A) witnesses B) audiences C) viewers D) observers
52.These overseas students show great ______ for learning a new language.
A) faith B) authority C) enthusiasm D) convention
53."You try to get some sleep. I’ll _____the patient’s breakfast, "said the nurse.
A) get to B) see to C) lead to D) stick to
54.The bank refused to ______him any money, so he had to postpone buying a house.
A) loan B) borrow C) lease D) credit
55.John cannot afford to go to university, _______going abroad.
A) nothing to speak of B) not to speak of C) anything but D) nothing but
56.There’s the living room still to be _____,so that’s my next project.
A) decorated B) dissolved C) assessed D) abandoned
57.It may be necessary to stop ______in the learning process and go back to the difficult points in the lessons.
A) at case B) at length C) at intervals D) at a distance
58.Most laboratory and field studies of human behavior ______taking a situational photograph at a given time and in a given place.
A) attach B) compose C) involve D) enclose
59.Yor can hire a bicycle in many places. Usually you’ll have to pay a _________.
A) deposit B) deal C) fare D) fond
60.Dr.Smith was always __the poor and the sick, often providing them with free medical care.
A) tended by B) absorbed in C) reminded of D) concerned about
61. ________quantities of water are being used nowadays with the rapid development of industry and agriculture.
A) Extreme B) Exclusive C) Extensive D) Excessive
62.To speed up the ______of letters, the Post Office introduced automatic sorting.
A) treatment B) transmission C) departure D) delivery
63.Politically these nations tend to be _____, with very high birth rates but poor education and very low levels of literacy.
A) unsteady B) unstable C) rational D) reluctant
64. The chairman was blamed for letting his secretary ________too much work last week.
A) take away B) take out C) take to D) take on
65.The London Marathon is a difficult race. ___, thousands of runners participate every year.
A) Therefore B) Accordingly C) Nevertheless D) Furthermore
66. Some people believe that since oil is scarce, the ____of the motor industry is uncertain.
A) estimate B) terminal C) fate D) benefit
67. It is said in some parts of the world, goats, rather than cows, serve as a vital _____of milk.
A) storage B) source C) reserve D) resource
68. ______ recent developments we do not think your scheme is practical.
A) In view of B) In favor of C) In case of D) In memory of
69. Within two days, the army fired more than two hundred rockets and missiles at military _____in the coastal city.
A) goals B) destinations C) targets D) aims
70. Jessica was _____ from the warehouse to the accounting office, which was considered a promotion.
A) delivered B) transferred C) exchanged D) transformed