Part II Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes)
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.

21 Until then, his family _________ from him for six months.
A) didn’t hear B) hasn’t been hearing
C) hasn’t heard D) hadn’t heard

22 The conference _________ a full week by the time it ends.
A) must have lasted B) will have lasted
C) would last D) has lasted

23 Students or teachers can participate in excursions to lovely beaches around the island at regular _________.
A) gaps B) rate
C) length D) intervals

24 Physics is _________ to the science which was called natural philosophy in history.
A) alike B) equivalent
C) likely D) uniform

25 There’s a man at the reception desk who seems very angry and I think he means____ trouble.
A) making B) to make
C) to have made D) having make

26 After the Arab states won independence, great emphasis was laid on expanding education, with girls as well as boys

___________ to go to school.
A) to be encouraged B) been encouraged
C) being encouraged D) be encouraged

27 The new appointment of our president _________ from the very beginning of next semester.
A) takes effect B) takes part
C) takes place D) takes turns

28 The president made a _______ speech at the opening ceremony of the sports meeting, which encouraged the sportsmen greatly.


A) vigorous B) tedious
C) flat D) harsh

29 It is useful to be able to predict the extent ______ which a price change will affect supply and demand.
A) from B) with
C) to D) for

30 Finding a job in such a big company has always been ________ his wildest dreams.
A) under B) over
C) above D) beyond

31 It is not easy to learn English well, but if you _______, you will succeed in the end.
A) hang up B) hang about
C) hang on D) hang onto

32 It is reported that _________ adopted children want to know who their natural parents are.
A) the most B) most of
C) most D) the most of

33 Last year the advertising rate _________ by 20 percent.
A) raised B) aroused
C) arose D) rose

34 ________ before we depart the day after tomorrow, we should have a wonderful dinner party.
A) Had they arrived B) Would they arrive
C) Were they arriving D) Were they to arrive

35 The strong storm did a lot of damage to the coastal villages: several fishing boats were _____ and many houses collapsed.


A) wrecked B) spoiled
C) torn D) injured

36 The little man was __________ one metre fifty high.
A) almost more than B) hardly more than
C) nearly more than D) as much as

37 As __________ announced in today’s papers, the Shanghai Export Commodities Fair is also open on Sundays.
A) being B) is
C) to be D) been

38 You see the lightning _________ it happens, but you hear the thunder later.
A) the instant B) for an instant
C) on the instant D) in an instant

39 The manager lost his __________ just because his secretary was ten minutes late.
A) mood B) temper
C) mind D) passion

40 Great as Newton was, many of his ideas ____________ today and are being modified by the work of scientists of our time.


A) are to challenge B) may be challenged

C) have been challenged D) are challenging

41 Please be careful when you are drinking coffee in case you __________ the new carpet.
A) crash B) pollute
C) spot D) stain

42 I’d rather read than watch television; the programs seem _________ all the time.
A) to get worse B) to be getting worse
C) to have got worse D) getting worse

43 Convenience foods which are already prepared for cooking are ________ in grocery stores.
A) ready B) approachable
C) probable D) available

44 When I caught him ________ I stopped buying things there and started dealing with another shop.
A) cheating B) cheat
C) to cheat D) to be cheating

45 It is important that enough money __________ to fund the project.
A) be collected B) must be collected
C) was collected D) can be collected