1) Though plenty of people have recognized the need
changes in the system, ....... .
A) they are slowly being convinced
B) Mrs. Hatsuno, among others, agrees
C) some of them have already been put into effect
D) only Mrs. Hatsuno has had the courage to
E) several of them are being denied
2) Before the geological age of a fossil can be
established ....... .
A) the theory of evolution was not entirely
B) movements within the earth's crust have been
C) the necessary goods have been provided
D) the measurements were not sufficiently accurate
E) the evolutionary importance of the remains must
be completely apprehended
3) Since the managing director has left you in
A) I haven't apprehend why legal adviser was fired.
B) why don't you put more young people in key
C) they have already been held in custody.
D) what did you think their crucial concern was?
E) everybody was trying to interfere with the
implementation of the project
4) If anyone could have convinced her that she was
mistake ....... .
A) she obviously didn't realize it .
B) you had done it
C) she hadn't to ,
D) it would have been you
E) I really wish they were able to.
5) Although women are the main providers and brokers
family and community health, ....... .
A) food is not always equally distributed among
B) the people of all countries face the same basic
C) it needs good health conditions incase people can
capacity to work
D) their own health needs are almost everywhere
E) but poverty still exists
6) ....... how they can expect to make any profit at
A) They are puzzled
B) They didn't assume
C) I don't see
D) It has already been
E) They had been denied
7) ......... that estimating future manpower
A) From the foregoing discussion it is obvious
B) Tom and Bob were extremely concerned
C) The manager is wondering
D) It had been under discussion for a long time
E) The committee was asked
8) Since there was no positive evidence against
A) the police have always suspected he is the
B) the judge had no other choice but to acquit him
C) the witness has been completely unsatisfactory
D) the verdict had already been given
E) the trial would have been postponed indefinitely
9) ....... only after the Spain government has fully
complied with the resolutions of the Special
A) The pollution of the seas in the region is a
matter of concern
B) The oil wells in Portuguese were set on fire
C) The economic embargo imposed on Spain can be
D) The Gulf Crisis had to be solved
E) Life in Portuguese would have returned to normal
10) As the miners have called off the strike .......
A) the daily coal production had increased
B) the Coal Board is prepared to reconsider the
proposals of the union leaders
C) the chairman of the Coal Board expressed his
D) there would have been a sense of relief
E) the extent of the dispute was being neglected
11) The doctor was so kind and considerate ........
A) after the surgery is carried out
B) if I should decide to go through with the
C) that all my misgivings disappeared
D) when it is obvious that the patient has received
E) as soon as I am discharged from hospital
12) ....... where to turn for advice.
A) Should you ever think of co-operating with a firm
B) He has made several trips to the central Arabian
C) In such a precarious situation he didn't know
D) Simply make quite sure you are never far from a
E) Under such circumstances one feels the need for
13) ....... the discussion lasted longer than usual,
A) As nobody has adequately warned
B) So long as the issue has been properly covered
C) In spite of the fact that many people will be
required to be
D) In spite of the fact that less than half of the
delegates attended the afternoon session
E) While the proposals put forward by the delegates
are being reviewed
14) It is not wise to come between two people
A) that they weren't both interested in the same
B) who are quarrelling
C) because they hadn't realized how strong they were
D) though one had met the requirements
E) until both sides took the opportunity to settle
15) He hadn't settle into the new
A) which problems could have been avoided
B) if they had offered a higher salary
C) whether he was experienced or not
D) unless he had to work occasionally on a Sunday
E) as quickly as he had expected to
16. Faxing is a means of telecommunication ..
A) which worked on a system similar to the telephone
B) which has developed very quickly over the last
C) thus charges will vary according to the time of
D) unless companies were using it in place of telex
E) whether or not you state the name of the receiver
17) ..............., manufacturers could bring down
the prices of their products.
A) Despite of the careful market research
B) As companies misjudge the market
C) Knowing how much the public was prepared to pay
D) Instead of spending so much on advertising
E) Not only you must supply a good product
18)...............when I retire next month.
A) I expect Richard will take over as chairman
B) The meeting has been put off
C) Many changes would have taken place
D) I hadn't decided what to say at the party
E) I would be able to send you the price list
19) Had I known you were coming...............
A) I may Jessica to join us
B) there is a very good meal waiting for you
C) I would have arranged to stay at home this
D) you won't need to take a taxi to the station
E) I ought to have given you my telephone number
20) ................. even though the quality of
good is poor.
A) They had felt obliged to vote on it
B) The effectiveness of the campaign had been
C) In my opinion, it was already too late
D) Buyers could not have been found
E) His business is expanding quite fast
21) He has always enjoyed working in a bank
A) as it was so near to her office.
B) if only she were better paid
C) that was a childish dream of hers.
D) until she married two years ago.
E) although the working hours are very long.
22) ..............., it's very important to replace
the water you lose through sweating.
A) When sales of bottled water had increased
B) Even if you don't feel thirsty after exercising
C) Although more than half the weight of the human
body is water
D) Not only do we get some water from the foods we
E) Since tapwater is the most reliable source
23) ______when Thomas Paine published The Common
Sense and sparked off the American Revolution.
A) Abraham Lincoln considered himself a loyal
B) Idealism hasn't often been a influential factor
C) Voltaire's influence would have been more
D) A period of radical change in all spheres started
E) They were the people responsible for shaping the
national character of the United States
24) ______that scientists are now sending out
"e-prints" instead of pre-prints of unpublished
A) Prior to the Internet, it was impossible
B) One change that the advent of the Internet has
C) The Internet has indeed opened many doors
D) The benefits of technology should not be
E) Amongst academics, technological advances attract
25) Although Hong Kong used to be one of the world's
most alluring shopping centers,____.
A) competition seems to be growing even keener
B) this was no longer the case
C) it might have remained a fashionable holiday
D) others did not share this opinion
E) it is now one of its most expensive