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Section I Structure and Vocabulary

Part A


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.

[A] from

[B] after

[C] for

[D] since

The sentence should read, “I have been to the Great Wall three times since 1979.” Therefore, you should choose [D].

Sample Answer

[A] [B] [C] [■]

1. If I were in movie, then it would be about time that I ________ my head in my hands for a cry.

[A] bury

[B] am burying

[C] buried

[D] would bury

2. Good news was sometimes released prematurely, with the British recapture of the port ________ half a day before the defenders actually surrendered.

[A] to announce

[B] announced

[C] announcing

[D] was announced

3. According to one belief, if truth is to be known it will make itself apparent, so one ________ wait instead of searching for it.

[A] would rather

[B] had to

[C] cannot but

[D] had best

4. She felt suitably humble just as she ________ when he had first taken a good look at her city self, hair waved and golden, nails red and pointed.

[A] had

[B] had had

[C] would have and

[D] has had

5. There was no sign that Mr. Jospin, who keeps a firm control on the party despite ________ from leadership of it, would intervene personally.

[A] being resigned

[B] having resigned

[C] going to resign

[D] resign

6. So involved with their computers ________ that leaders at summer computer camps often have to force them to break for sports and games.

[A] became the children

[B] become the children

[C] had the children become

[D] do the children become

7. The individual TV viewer invariably senses that he or she is ________ an anonymous, statistically insignificant part of a huge and diverse audience.

[A] everything except

[B] anything but

[C] no less than

[D] nothing more than

8. One difficulty in translation lies in obtaining a concept match. ________ this is meant that a concept in one language is lost or changed in meaning in translation.

[A] By

[B] In

[C] For

[D] With

9. Conversation becomes weaker in a society that spends so much time listening and being talked to ________ it has all but lost the will and the skill to speak for itself.

[A] as

[B] which

[C] that

[D] what

10. Church as we use the word refers to all religious institutions, ________ they Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jewish, and so on.

[A] be

[B] being

[C] were

[D] are

Part B


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 rackets with a pencil. (10 points)


The lost car of the Lees was found ________ in the woods off the highway.

[A] vanished

[B] scattered

[C] abandoned

[D] rejected

The sentence should read. “The lost car of the Lees was found abandoned in the woods off the highway.” There fore, you should choose [C].

Sample Answer

[A] [B] [■][D]

11. He is too young to be able to ________ between right and wrong.

[A] discard

[B] discern

[C] disperse

[D] disregard

12. It was no ________ that his car was seen near the bank at the time of the robbery.

[A] coincidence

[B] convention

[C] certainty

[D] complication

13. One of the responsibilities of the Coast Guard is to make sure that all ships ________ follow traffic rules in busy harbors.

[A] cautiously

[B] dutifully

[C] faithfully

[D] skillfully

14. The Eskimo is perhaps one of the most trusting and considerate of all Indians but seems to be ________ the welfare of his animals.

[A] critical about

[B] indignant at

[C] indifferent to

[D] subject to

15. The chairman of the board ________ on me the unpleasant job of dismissing good workers the firm can no longer afford to employ.

[A] compelled

[B] posed

[C] pressed

[D] tempted

16. It is naive to expect that any society can resolve all the social problems it is faced with ________.

[A] for long

[B] in and out

[C] once for all

[D] by nature

17. Using extremely different decorating schemes in adjoining rooms may result in ________ and lack of unity in style.

[A] conflict

[B] confrontation

[C] disturbance

[D] disharmony

18. The Timber rattlesnake is now on the endangered species list, and is extinct in two eastern states in which it once ________.

[A] thrived

[B] swelled

[C] prospered

[D] flourished

19. However, growth in the fabricated metals industry was able to ________ some of the decline in the iron and steel industry.

[A] overturn

[B] overtake

[C] offset

[D] oppress

20. Because of its intimacy, radio is usually more than just a medium; it is ________.

[A] firm

[B] company

[C] corporation

[D] enterprise

21. When any non-human organ is transplanted into a person, the body immediately recognizes it as ________.

[A] novel

[B] remote

[C] distant

[D] foreign

22. My favorite radio song is the one I first heard on a thick 1923 Edison disc I ________ at a garage sale.

[A] trifled with

[B] scraped through

[C] stumbled upon

[D] thirsted for

23. Some day software will translate both written and spoken language so well that the need for any common second language could ________.

[A] descend

[B] decline

[C] deteriorate

[D] depress

24. Equipment not ________ official safety standards has all been removed from the workshop.

[A] conforming to

[B] consistent with

[C] predominant over

[D] providing for

25. As an industry, biotechnology stands to ________ electronics in dollar volume and perhaps surpass it in social impact by 2020.

[A] contend

[B] contest

[C] rival

[D] strive

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