Passage I. Two Ways of Looking at Life
1. The instruction manual says ‘Use this lead to (=connect) the printer to the computer’
2. In Britain, packets of cigarettes come with a government health warning to (=stuck to) them.
3. I (=assigned) great importance to the accumulation of experience and the acquisition of knowledge. 4. You are instructed to (=limit) your use of office telephones to business calls alone 5. By closing the infected farms we’re hoping to (=contain) the contagious disease.
6. I am still not (=sure/certain) of the veracity/truth of what she was saying. 7. There is now clear and (=conclusive) evidence that smoking is the leading cause for lung cancer. 8. After six defeats in a row, a mood of (=despondency) seems to have settled on the team. 9. She was (=fired/sacked) from her job for disobeying the company safety regulations. 10. Her (=sacking) from the factory triggered outrage among the workforce and led to a strike. 11. The dispute over custody of the children is likely to make the (离婚) case more complicated it already is.
12. Please indicate whether you are single, engaged, married, d , estranged/separated or widowed.
13. How can you (=separate) the issue of environmental protection from that of overpopulation? 14. I find it difficult to (=bear/stand) spending my summer vacation with my obnoxious classmates. 15. When the pain become no longer (=bearable), I took some pain-killers (to ease/relieve the pain) 16. The political system established in 1400 (=lasted/persisted) until about 1650
17. His short stories, though a bit old-fashioned, still holds an (=lasting/persistent) and wide appeal.
18. I (=knitted my eyebrows) as I stared at the blank piece of paper, wondering what to write. 19. Smoking and spitting are upon (=disapproved of) in many public places.
20. Anyone who (=foretells) the race result at this stage is either very rash or very gifted. 21. It is believed that (=prophecy) is not an aptitude but a skill which can be enhanced with experience. 22. I was almost knocked off my bike by a car (=backing up) out of a garage.
23. Had our roles been (=swapped), I would never have done the same to you as you did to me. 24. Only by doing the (=opposite) of what your opponent expects can you win the game. 25. We are not deterred by minor (=setbacks) in the first few years of our company development. 26. The noise of the reversing car (=shocked) the birds and the whole group flew up in to the air. 27. The ceasefire pact will only provide a (=not permanent) solution to the regional hostility. 28. The local government has set up (=makeshift) camps to accommodate thousands of refugees 29. The President accused two cabinet ministers of conspiring to (=weaken) his authority
30. You must bear in mind that she is rather p to tears when she feels nervous or embarrassed. 31. Hard as it is to believe, he is to (=tends to) blame others for his own wrongdoings. 32. In the first half of 2003, China was in the of (=at the mercy of) SARS raging across the nation.
Passage II. You Are What You Think
1. During his stay in Africa, he (=obtained) a reputation for being benevolent and generous. 2. Teachers are supposed to impart knowledge, and students need to (=gain) and apply the knowledge.
3. He hesitated before ringing her, (=afraid/frightened/scared) of what she might say. 4. The commodity can be repaired or replaced free if it is under a 12-month (=warranty).
5. The UN has demanded a (=promise) from the army that food convoys will not be attacked. 6. Even if you complete your training and acquire a certificate, I can’t (=promise/ensure) you a job.
7. The judge panel was (印象深刻)with/by her clear, coherent and comprehensive presentation. 8. Among the distinguished guests was an (令人印象深刻) array of authors and critics.
9. My college teacher tries to on us (=make us realize) the importance of seizing the day.
10. I am not (=willing) to follow my mother’s footsteps into accountancy.
11. I have no (=desire) to follow my mother’s footsteps into accountancy.
12. Police are (=looking into) allegations of corruption and bribery involving senior executives.
13. The Government’s records will come under close (=scrutiny) in the weeks before the election. 14. In the following paragraphs I will clarify and (=prove) my viewpoints on environmental issues. 15. The results of the study have certainly (=vindicated) the money that was spent on it. 16. The book applauds and celebrates the hostages’ remarkable (=victory) over appalling adversity. 17. The Chinese Liberation Army finally over (=prevailed over) the invading Japanese troops. 18. Given the rapid progress in generics, it’s hard to keep (=informed) of all the new discoveries.