Once an ordinary view in our terrain, the scarecrow
is a (5) "rarity" now. There is something sensitive
about them, with the (6) "aura" of pale (7) "glory"
like the battered toys and dolls of our childhood.
They look so acceptable that it is hard to believe
they could scare anything at all except crows.
a) uncommon or unusual thing
b) anything invaluable
c) valuable piece of antique
d) something easily available
b) distinctive surrounding atmosphere
d) frightening surrounding
b) victory and bravery
d) fame and honor
At the end of the play, George is cut off even from
his wife. His wife's mind is deeply disturbed as a
result of her husband's crimes and her own share in
them. She is so (15) "overcome" by guilt that she
takes her own life, whereas her husband is quite
untroubled by his conscience.
With only his faithful servant, Paul, George has
much to (16) "cope" with. Everybody deserts him; the
German army approaches nearer and nearer; in the
(17) "midst" of all, his wife dies, but he has no
time to give way to grief.
b) be unable to succeed
d) be able to deal
Even the most effective medicines are unacceptable
due to side-effects and risks. In the early
experimental testing (18) "phase", certain questions
are continuously asked. Does the substance have
short or long term side-effects? Could it cause cell
(19) "proliferation"? Can it cause deformation?
Might it damage the genetic structure?
We therefore (20) "devote" great amount of money and
a vast deal of time to produce a new effective
medicine. It may take several years, but however
long it takes, we believe it is time spent well.
Because only a safe and effective medicine is a good
a) slow change
c) rapid increase
When you buy a doll, spare a thought for the women
who may, literally, have slaved to produce it. More
than 70 per cent of toys sold in the US are made in
Asian factories and, for the women who make up 80
per cent of the labor force, conditions are (21)
"appalling" : in the past two years, 220 toy workers
have been killed and hundreds more injured in
industrial accidents. The good news is: the American
TUC and development agencies are (22) "jointly"
pressing employers to improve working conditions and
are confident a safety (23) "code" will be agreed
a) system of signaling
c) set of rules
"Whatever I do you can do better." This is the
common belief of people with an lowliness complex.
The term 'complex' is not a modern; complexes
existed before psychologists. Who has not got an
weakness complex? Of course the ones who find
themselves greater than others. They are few in
number. Their common characteristics are being
lively, leading and (24) "aggressive". They rule the
world. They are better than others at everything. We
eat too much, sleep too much, (25) "blush" too much.
Where does the lowliness complex begin? In the
family environment. Our brothers and sisters are so
much better than us. They know how to walk properly,
how to behave and so on. Babies, the little (26)
"tyrants", rule the world and make us feel small.
a) look ghostly
b) become red in the face
c) pretend to be ashamed
d) turn pale
... Nothing can change the look of a city so (29)
"dramatically", as the unexpected appearance of a
block of offices which towers above all other
buildings. Before the arrival of this skyscraper,
all the buildings in the city stood in special
relation to each other. The most striking of them
was probably the church or the town hall followed by
other public buildings. These dominated in the city
and gave it a definite silhouette. Suddenly, the new
arrival 'which is rarely even a public building'
(30) "dwarfs" everything in sight, and even the most
graceful and (31) "imposing" buildings may now be so
sadly lessened as to seem slightly ridiculous beside
b) makes seem small
d) causes to look unimportant
The existence of so many varied conceptions of the
origin of psychology is no hesitation related to the
many aspects of psychological work. The psychiatrist
dealing with 'mental' breakdown, the educator (33)
"modeling" human development, the occupational
analyst advising on the choice of jobs, the social
scientist studying the prevention of crime, the
staff manager (34) "smoothing" human relations in
business, the industrial psychologist streamlining
industrial processes to ensemble the nature of human
capacities: all these are concerned with psychology.
Human behavior is multifaceted and varied, and the
science which studies it must have many (35)
"aspects". It may be useful for us to think samples
of psychological work in various areas.
b) making easy
d) causing trouble
a) special equipment
c) particular features
i) My spouse and I were created in the
representation of God and placed in the Garden of
Eden, where we were responsible for the care of the
soil and its inhabitants. When we ate the fruit of a
single prohibited tree, we were (36) "expelled" from
Eden by God and (37) "cursed" with irritation in
work and with death. We were cheated by (38) "Satan"
who wanted to take revenge of being thrown out from
a) forced to leave
c) helped to leave