Part One: Structure Written Expression
Directions: In each question decide which of the four choices given will most suitably complete the sentence if inserted at the place (s) marked. Put the letter choice in the ANSWER SHEET. (25%)
1.The university board of trustees deemed it urgent that a provost _____ to replace Mr Dannison who had been diagnosed with cancer.
[A]be selected [B]should be selected
[C]must be selected [D]was selected
2.With prices _____ so much, it is impossible for the company manager to stick to the original budget.
[A]waving [B]swinging [C]fluctuating [D]vibrating
3.Edmund likes to drive at a speed _____ the traffic limit. I wonder how always manages to escape _____.
[A]having exceeded, to be fined [B]exceeded, having heen fined
[C]to exceed, to fine [D]exceeding, being fined
4.All the references she has obtained for her doctoral dissertation _____ about twenty iterns.
[A]maker up for [B]add up to [C]come up with [D]put up with
5.Professor Jeffrey’s lecture on the recycling of waste paper and other garbage will show _____ can still be improved.
[A]that the municipal authorities have done
[B]how those the municipal authorities have done
[C]how what the municipal authorities have done
[D]that how the municipal authorities have done
6.Most insulation devices of this kind, _____ manufactured for such purposes, are extremely expensive to install.
[A]that are [B]which is [C]those are [D]as are
7.The English vocabulary is known for a (an) _____ of words which are comparatively seldom used in ordinary conversations.
[A]multitude [B]altitude [C]latitude [D]platitude
8.John Locke, the well-known 18th-century English thinker, emphasized experience as the _____ condition for expansion of human knowledge.
[A]incompatible [B]incredible [C]indefinite [D]needn’t to do
9.The examination has been cancelled. You _____ all that review, after all.
[A]didn’t need to do [B]needn’t do
[C]needn’t have done [D]needn’t to do
10.The _____ friend was exposed in the end to be a hidden rival who had been plotting against the company’s marketing in Hong Kong.
[A]professed [B]announced [C]exclaimed [D]declared
11.The senator was made to digress time and again form the main point of his speech because of the red _____ constantly _____by his opponents in the audience.
[A]tomatoes, thrown out [B]herrings, brought up
[C]apples, put forward [D]mullets, laid down
12.It is very plain that such a life as this is far more _____ to health than that of the man who can afford little leisure for necessary rest in the course of the day.
[A]conductive [B]constructive [C]conciliate [D]conducive
13.contradictory to popular belief, recent surveys show that besides housewives, many college students are also _____ to soap operas.
[A]appealed [B]used he [C]adjusted [D]attracted
14.He used to play badminton with you, _____?
[A]didn’t he [B]used he [C]did he [D]hadn’t he
15.I got a new battery for my recorder only last week, but it seems to have _____ already.
[A]worn out [B]run down [C]knocked off [D]gone off
16.To test his theory, the chemist _____ an experiment.
[A]set up [B]set out [C]set forth [D]set in
17.He likes to swim _____.
[A]and playing football [B]and he also likes playing football
[C]and to play football [D]and he likes to play football
18.While watching television, _____.
[A]the telephone rang [B]we heard the telephone ring
[C]we heard the telephone rang [D]the telephone was rung
19. “Go you mind _____?”
[A]turning on the fan [B]I turn on the fan
[C]if I turn on the fan [D]to turn on the fan
20.When solid changes to liquid, it _____ heat from all substances near it and this _____ reduces the temperature surrounding it.
[A]absorption, takes in [B]transition, takes on
[C]consumption, takes off [D]interaction, takes down
21.The department chairman _____ with thanks the assistance of all the faculty members for getting the celebration ready in a short time.
[A]expresses [B]declares [C]announces [D]acknowledges
22.The manager threw a party _____ the group of computer experts from the United States.
[A]in honor of [B]in favor of [C]in welcome of [D]in celebration of
23.This state research prong ram is made up of two funds, _____ could last for two years.
[A]the larger one [B]the larger of which
[C]the largest one [D]the largest of which
24.She claims to be very learned in biochemistry, but in fact _____ she knows a bout it is all sadly out of date.
[A]so little [B]that much [C]what little [D]how much
25.Some people that television should give less _____ to sport.
[A]programs [B]coverage [C]concern [D]involvement