Beneath each of the following sentences, there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (5 points)
I have been to the Great Wall three times ________ 1979.
The sentence should read, “I have been to the Great Wall three times since 1979.” Therefore, you should choose [D]
[A] [B] [C] [■]
1. As I’ll be away for at least a year, I’d appreciate ________ from you now and then telling me how everyone is getting along.
[B] to hear
[C] to be hearing
[D] having heard
2. Greatly agitated, I rushed to the apartment and tried the door, ________ to find it locked.
3. Doctors see a connection between increase amounts of leisure time spent ________ and the increased number of cases of skin cancer.
[A] to sunbathe
[B] to have sunbathed
[C] having sunbathed
4. Unless you sign a contract with the insurance company for your goods, you are not entitled ________ a repayment for the goods damaged in delivery.
5. On a rainy day I was driving north through Vermont ________ I noticed a young man holding up a sign reading “Boston”.
6. Christie stared angrily at her boss and turned away, as though ________ out of the office.
[C] to go
[D] would go
7. The roles expected ________ old people in such a setting give too few psychological satisfactions for normal happiness.
8. Talk to anyone in the drug industry, ________ you’ll soon discover that the science of genetics is the biggest thing to hit drug research since penicillin was discovered.
9. It wasn’t so much that I disliked her ________ that I just wasn’t interested in the whole business.
10. Countless divorced politicians would have been elected out of office years ago had they even thought of a divorce, let alone ________ one.
[B] to get
Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked [A], [B], [C], and [D]. Identify the part of the sentence that is incorrect and mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (5 points)
A number of [A] foreign visitors were taken [B] to the industrial exhibition, which [C] they saw [D] many new products.
Answer [C] is wrong. The sentence should read, “A number of foreign visitors were taken to the industrial exhibition, where they saw many new products.” So you should choose [C].
[A] [B] [■] [D]
11. Having isolatedA on a remote island, withB little work to occupyC them, the soldiers suffered from boredom and low spiritsD.
12. If the letter to be mailedA was placedB on the writing table an hour ago, it isC certain beingD there now.
13. The rulingA party could even lose itsB majority in the lower house of parliament, startedC a period of prolonged strugglingD.
14. The mechanisms atA work are manifestB in the tendency for such physical activity toC utilize the potentialD harmful constituents of the stress response.
15. InA the long run, however, this hurry to shedB full-time staff may be moreC harmful to industry as it is toD the workforce.
16. See to itA that you include inB the examination paper whateverC questions they didn’t know the answerD last time.
17. Most newspapers, while devotingA the major part of itsB space to recent events, usually manage to find roomC on the inside pages for articles onD some interesting topics.
18. One sign by whichA you are making progress in an artB such as painting or photography is thatC you begin to realize how much there isD to learn.
19. The ideal listener stays both inside and outsideA the music at the moment it is played and enjoyingB it almost as much asC the composer at the moment he composesD.
20. ContinuedA exposure to stress has been linked to worsenedB functioning of the immune system, leavingC a person more liable forD infection.
Beneath each of the following sentences, there four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on ANSWER SHEET 1 by blackening the corresponding letter in the brackets with a pencil. (10 points)