1.Amy did not _____ changes in the course schedule and therefore missed the class.
(A) arrest (B) alarm (C) notice (D) delay
2.It is not easy for old people to _____ their backs, so they need help when their backs itch.
(A) label (B) scratch (C) lighten (D) squeeze
3.Mary is suffering from a stomachache and needs to eat food which is easy to _____.
(A) launch (B) invade (C) adopt (D) digest
4.Since our classroom is not air-conditioned, we have to _____ the heat during the hot summer days.
(A) consume (B) tolerate (C) recover (D) promote
5.Sue is so _____ that she always breaks something when she is shopping at a store.
(A) religious (B) visual (C) clumsy (D) intimate
6.Ann enjoyed going to the flower market. She believed that the _____ of flowers refreshed her mind.
(A) instance (B) dominance (C) appliance (D) fragrance
7.The profits of Prince Charles’s organic farm go to _____ to help the poor and the sick.
(A) charities (B) bulletins (C) harvests (D) rebels
8.Jack was given the rare _____ of using the president’s office, which made others quite jealous.
(A) mischief (B) privilege (C) involvement (D) occupation
9.This new computer is obviously _____ to the old one because it has many new functions.
(A) technical (B) suitable (C) superior (D) typical
10.Simon loves his work. To him, work always comes first, and family and friends are _____.
(A) secondary (B) temporary (C) sociable (D) capable
11.Although your plans look good, you have to be _____ and consider what you can actually do.
(A) dramatic (B) realistic (C) stressful (D) manageable
12.Built under the sea in 1994, the _____ between England and France connects the UK more closely with mainland Europe.
(A) waterfall (B) temple (C) tunnel (D) channel
13.This tour package is very appealing, and that one looks _____ attractive. I don’t know which one to choose.
(A) equally (B) annually (C) merely (D) gratefully
14.Hseu Fang-yi, a young Taiwanese dancer, recently _____ at Lincoln Center in New York and won a great deal of praise.
(A) performed (B) pretended (C) postponed (D) persuaded
15.The police searched the house of the suspect _____. They almost turned the whole house upside down.
(A) relatively (B) thoroughly (C) casually (D) permanently
16.Steve’s description of the place was so _____ that I could almost picture it in my mind.
(A) bitter (B) vivid (C) sensitive (D) courageous
17.When people feel uncomfortable or nervous, they may _____ their arms across their chests as if to protect themselves.
(A) toss (B) fold (C) veil (D) yield
18.The doors of these department stores slide open _____ when you approach them. You don’t have to open them yourself.
(A) necessarily (B) diligently (C) automatically (D) intentionally
19.Nicole is a _____ language learner. Within a short period of time, she has developed a good command of Chinese and Japanese.
(A) convenient (B) popular (C) regular (D) brilliant
20.With rising oil prices, there is an increasing _____ for people to ride bicycles to work.
(A) permit (B) instrument (C) appearance (D) tendency
21.This information came from a very _____ source, so you don’t have to worry about being cheated.
(A) reliable (B) flexible (C) clumsy (D) brutal
22.We hope that there will be no war in the world and that all people live in peace and _____ with each other.
(A) complaint (B) harmony (C) mission (D) texture
23.To have a full discussion of the issue, the committee spent a whole hour _____ their ideas at the meeting.
(A) depositing (B) exchanging (C) governing (D) interrupting
24.While adapting to western ways of living, many Asian immigrants in the US still try hard to _____ their own cultures and traditions.
(A) volunteer (B) scatter (C) preserve (D) motivate
25.. With the worsening of global economic conditions, it seems wiser and more _____ to keep cash in the bank rather than to invest in the stock market.
(A) sensible (B) portable (C) explicit (D) anxious
26.Under the _____ of newly elected president Barack Obama, the US is expected to turn a new page in politics and economy.
(A) adoption (B) fragrance (C) identity (D) leadership
27.Rapid advancement in motor engineering makes it _____ possible to build a flying car in the near future.
(A) individually (B) narrowly (C) punctually (D) technically
28.When you take photos, you can move around to shoot the target object from different _____.
(A) moods (B) trends (C) angles (D) inputs
29.Students were asked to _____ or rewrite their compositions based on the teacher’s comments.
(A) revise (B) resign (C) refresh (D) remind
30.Besides lung cancer, another _____ of smoking is wrinkles, a premature sign of aging.
(A) blessing (B) campaign (C) consequence (D) breakthrough