Part IV Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D) on the right side of the paper You should choose the ONEthat best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Wise buying is a positive way in which you can make your money go further. The _61_ go about purchasing an article or a service can actually_62_ you money or can add_63_ the cost.
Take the _64_ example of a hairdryer. If you are buying a hairdryer, you might _65_ you are making the _66_buy if you choose one _67_ look you like and which is also the cheapest68price. But when you get it home you may find that it _69_twice as long as a more expensive70 to dry your hair. The cost of the electricity plus the cost of your time could well _71_ your hairdryer the most expensive one of all.
So what principles should you _72_ when you go out shopping?
If you _73_your home, your car or any valuable _74_ in excellent condition, you'll be saving money in the long _75_Before you buy a new _76_, talk to someone who owns one.If you can,use it or borrow it to check it suits your particular_77_.
Before you buy an expensive _78_,or a service,do check the price and79is on offer. If possible, choose80 three items or three estimates.
61. A) form B) fashion C) way D) method

62. A) save B) preserve C)in D)similar

63. A) up B) to C) in D) on

64. A) easy B) single C) simple D) similar

65. A) convince B) accept C) examine D) think

66. A) proper B) best C) reasonable D) most

67. A) its B) which C) whose D) what

68. A) for B) withC) in D) on

69. A) spends B) takes C) lasts D) consumes

70. A) mode B) copy C) sample D)model

71. A) cause B) make C) leave D) prove

72. A) adopt B) lay C) stick D) adapt

73. A)reserve B) decorate C) store D) keep

74. A) products B) possession C) material D) ownership

75. A) run B) interval C) period D) time

76. A) appliance B) equipment C) utility D) facility

77. A) functionB) purpose C) goal D) task

78. A) component B) elementC) item D) particle

79. A) what B) which C) thatD) this

80. A) of B) inC) by D) from