Part I Vocabulary and Structure (25%)
1. I’ll never ________ to her marrying that man.
a. promise b. content c. consent d. allow
2. Living here at the top of the mountain with no one else near you must be very ________.
a. lonely b. alone c. single d. sole
3. He drove fast and arrived an hour ________ of schedule.
a. in advance b. ahead c. abreast d. in front
4. Finding it difficult to ________ to the climate there, he decided to move to the north.
a. fit b. adopt c. suit d. adapt
5. She was ________ in white like a nurse.
a. clothing b. dressed c. wearing d. worn
6. I didn’t know what to do but then an idea suddenly ________ to me.
a. occurred b. happened c. appeared d. lighted
7. She told her children that they must not, ________, play with matches.
a. on any account b. to good account c. in no sense d. by no means
8. Tom and I are ________ seeing you, so don’t disappoint us!
a. looking for b. looking forward to c. looking to d. looking out on
9. The chairman ________ a question for discussion.
a. aroused b. raised c. arose d. rose
10. The car was repaired but not quite to my ________.
a. joy b. pleasure c. attraction d. satisfaction
Part II Reading Comprehension (40%)
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage:
With the invention and development of television, entertainment has grown much more visual in character and is demanding less and less use of the imagination, considered by many to be man’s greatest faculty; but its greatest inadequacy lies in its inability to exercise just those creative powers in men which are called upon and developed in the pursuit of a worthwhile hobby. This lack is not serious while a man is still fully employed in his day-to-day work which itself often gives him opportunities to create either with his hands or with his mind. At this time he seeks only some form of relaxation in his leisure. There comes a time, however, when he must retire from his occupation on account of age, and it is then that these shallower pastimes, useful enough as a form of relaxation, might cease to satisfy the hitherto active man. Today, many elderly people are finding this to be true, and seem constantly to be suffering from a sense of frustration after retirement, which reveals itself in a short temper and slow degeneration of health, the two most common symptoms.
The writer criticizes visual entertainment because ________.
a. it does not require men’s creative powers
b. it cannot improve our intelligence and skill
c. it demands too much of our imagination
d. it leads men to slow degeneration in health