1.This shuttle bus serves between the city and the neighboring towns.
(A)peaceful (B)adjacent (C)friendly (D)developing
2.Paul is lagging behind his classmates in reading and math skills.
(A)growing faster (B)moving ahead (C)keeping intact (D)developing slower
3.They tried in vain to make him change his mind.
(A)uselessly (B)successfully (C)innocently (D)unhealthily
4.The new policy may be detrimental to the company’s future.
(A)beneficial (B)substantial (C)fundamental (D)damaging
5.Pharmacists believe that aloe plant has curative power.
(A)magical (B)organic (C)healing (D)miraculous
6.Latest calculators are designed to take advantage of the sunlight for electric power.
(A)install (B)make sense of (C)augment (D)make use of
Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
7.I couldn't help _____ when he told me that story.
(A)laugh (B)laughed (C)laughing (D)to laugh
8.I heard him _____.
(A)sings (B)is singing (C)sing (D)sang
9.Your home is close to school. You live in a good _____.
(A)condition (B)location (C)station (D)elevation
10.John _____ for the job last Monday.
(A)interviewed (B)was interviewed (C)has interviewed (D)has been interviewed
11.Mary has not seen her mother _____ two weeks ago.
(A)for (B)in (C)from (D)since
12.Most Chinese are not used to _____ with forks and knives.
(A)eat (B)eating (C)be eating (D)have eaten
13.“Are you moving?”
“Yes, into a _____.”
(A)five-story apartment (B)five-stories apartment (C)apartment of five story (D)apartment five storied
14.“Do you like _____?”
“Yes, a lot.”
(A)playing piano (B)to play piano (C)to play the piano (D)of playing piano
15.“Nancy treats her youngest son badly.”
“She seems to think that he’s the _____ child in the family.”
(A)least obedient (B)less obedient (C)lesser obedient (D)not most obedient
16.“What is the content of the test?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t hear ____.”
(A)what the teacher says (B)what the teacher said (C)that the teacher said (D)which the teacher says
17.Students in this class always try their best to avoid _____ mistakes.
(A)making (B)to make (C)from making (D)that they make
18.You may have to _______disappointment and failure before experiencing success.
(A)encounter (B)estimate (C)indulge (D)avert
19.No matter how long it __________to finish a term report, it must be done properly.
(A)taking (B)take (C)takes (D)has taken
20.The project was completed well __________the limited time and budget.
(A)among (B)below (C)under (D)within
21.Ms. Chang has just opened a new business and is in the process of __________her first advertising campaign.
(A)launching (B)enforcing (C)producing (D)transacting
22.Playing on-line games has been a debatable topic, which ______strong and contradictory opinions.
(A)rises (B)offers (C)arises (D)lifted
23.A terrible earthquake occurred _____ the doctors were conducting a medical operation.
(A)so (B)while (C)because (D)nevertheless
24.People who buy lottery tickets either try to win a big fortune or ___________ do some charities for the poor and the disable.
(A)intend to (B)intending to (C)intended to (D)they are intended to
25.Educators reminded that the subtexts of many advertisements can be_______; some promoting sexism and racism and other
encouraging ethnic stereotyping.
(A)agreeable (B)attractive (C)controversial (D)diversified