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  1. On being told that his team had not made it to the finals, his face dropped and he looked most
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    1. desperate
    2. forlorn
    3. pitied
    4. rejected
  2. Both men wanted to marry the heroine; they were
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    for her affection.
    1. contestants
    2. rivals
    3. competitors
    4. enemies
  3. On particularly cold nights, the
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    in the air becomes frost.
    1. wet
    2. damp
    3. moisture
    4. condensation
  4. A major problem facing governments in developed countries is how to persuade their citizens to
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    1. nurture
    2. breed
    3. grow
    4. increase
  5. There are few
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    places left in the world, even Antarctica has debris left by humans.
    1. barren
    2. deserted
    3. clean
    4. pristine
  6. People who happily take care of other people's children temporarily during difficult situations are known as
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    parents.
    1. double
    2. second
    3. foster
    4. extract
  7. Many young women from poor countries are being
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    by being told they will be given work as waitresses in richer countries. In reality, many are forced into prostitution.
    1. exploited
    2. used
    3. confused
    4. mixed
  8. You will find that Holden cars are very
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    and secure.
    1. depending
    2. independent
    3. dependable
    4. undependable
  9. The panda is an
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    species.
    1. endangered
    2. dangerous
    3. endangering
    4. danger-free
  10. I'm having such a good time. I've gone to parties for three
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    nights.
    1. successful
    2. succeeding
    3. succeeded
    4. successive
  11. So what do you do for a
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    1. living
    2. life
    3. livelihood
    4. lifetime
  12. He won
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    : the other competitor's scores were much lower.
    1. decidedly
    2. decisively
    3. undecidedly
    4. indecisively
  13. He is our current
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    on foreign affairs.
    1. advice
    2. advisor
    3. advisory
    4. advise
  14. Captain Hook was a
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    pirate.
    1. notorious
    2. well-known
    3. famous
    4. popular
  15. Rice is the
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    food of Asians.
    1. staple
    2. stale
    3. stain
    4. stake
  16. He is a very good runner. He can
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    just about anybody.
    1. outrun
    2. outpace
    3. outdo
    4. outlast
  17. Old habits die
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    and it is difficult to break them.
    1. away
    2. naturally
    3. hard
    4. easily
  18. A thank you note doesn't have to be long. It is the thought that
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    1. pleases
    2. says
    3. shows
    4. counts
  19. The boy is
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    to bed because he has come down with flu.
    1. confined
    2. bound
    3. limited
    4. restricted
  20. The earthquake was a
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    . Thousands died.
    1. grave accident
    2. catastrophe
    3. havoc
    4. disastrous
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    does not take alcoholic drinks.
    1. philanthropist
    2. teetotaller
    3. drunkard
    4. numismatist
  22. When the bell for recess rang, the pupils made
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    for the canteen.
    1. course
    2. a path
    3. a beeline
    4. a route
  23. It is better to be safe than
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    1. sorry
    2. sorrowful
    3. having
    4. sad
  24. Compact discs may eventually make cassettes a thing of
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    1. the museum
    2. old
    3. antiquity
    4. the past
  25. Although we were poor, we were never in
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    1. want
    2. poverty
    3. shortage
    4. need
  26. Education is highly
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    1. revered
    2. cherished
    3. venerated
    4. prized
  27. People can hurt one another's feeling without
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    to.
    1. trying
    2. wanting
    3. having
    4. meaning
  28. Hospitality is a
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    nature to these friendly villagers. They always treat their guests well.
    1. first
    2. true
    3. real
    4. second
  29. Some people go out of their
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    to help others.
    1. duty
    2. way
    3. limit
    4. path
  30. Singapore is
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    society. Its people are well-to-do.
    1. luxurious
    2. a developed
    3. a mature
    4. an affluent
  31. The commandos are about to
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    the building.
    1. charge
    2. sack
    3. rush
    4. storm
  32. The horror movie scared them out of their
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    1. skin
    2. wits
    3. lives
    4. seats
  33. His ideas were ahead of his
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    . No one took them seriously.
    1. time
    2. age
    3. era
    4. period
  34. The golf course he designed was like no
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    1. equal
    2. one
    3. other
    4. parallel
  35. He has a
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    appetite and eats a lot.
    1. hungry
    2. voracious
    3. healthy
    4. mean
  36. Every pupil has to do their
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    . If we want the funfair to be a success.
    1. duty
    2. bit
    3. contribution
    4. role
  37. I was told to put it where it was usually
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    .
    1. fit
    2. belonged
    3. stored
    4. taken
  38. The police have a new
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    1. assistance
    2. progress
    3. clue
    4. information
  39. The manager
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    us that there had been budget problems in the company.
    1. offered
    2. revealed
    3. concluded
    4. told
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    someone else has borrowed the book I left on the table.
    1. Personally
    2. Properly
    3. Presumably
    4. Perfectly
  41. The guests wanted some tea so I made
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    1. some it
    2. it them
    3. some them
    4. them some
  42. The guests wanted some tea so I made
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    1. some it
    2. it them
    3. some them
    4. them some
  43. The team have won their last three matches
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    I find a bit surprising actually.
    1. that
    2. which
    3. what
    4. how
  44. Only in summer
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    people swim so often in the sea.
    1. see you
    2. do you see
    3. you see
    4. you have seen
  45. I'm going to see
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    about a change of course.
    1. my tutor, Dr Smith,
    2. my tutor Dr Smith
    3. my tutor (Dr Smith)
    4. my tutor : Dr Smith
  46. They partied all night and we decided
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    to the hotel manager.
    1. to complain
    2. complain
    3. complained
    4. complain
  47. Access to the internet
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    rather rare a few years ago.
    1. would be
    2. was
    3. has been
    4. had been
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    libraries have got quite a lot of information on those scientists.
    1. Almost all
    2. All almost
    3. All the most
    4. All most
  49. This year you've taught my son,
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    1. haven't you?
    2. have you?
    3. don't you?
    4. didn't you?
  50. It's time to call for a
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    to all the arguing.
    1. stop
    2. end
    3. cease
    4. halt
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    hesitates is lost.
    1. He who
    2. Who
    3. Who he
    4. He
  52. There's something I want to
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    to you about.
    1. discuss
    2. talk
    3. tell
    4. say
  53. It's no trouble
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    you at the airport.
    1. meeting
    2. meet
    3. met
    4. have met
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    from Save the Children's gift catalogue is easy.
    1. Buying
    2. Selling
    3. Bought
    4. Buy
  55. The noise
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    1. woke me up
    2. woke up me
    3. me woke up
    4. up woke me
  56. The whole hall unbelievably won the award for
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    .
    1. the most beautiful international public building
    2. the beautiful public international most building.
    3. the public most international beautiful building
    4. the international most public beautiful building.
  57. If I went there, I
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    the laser printer.
    1. could use
    2. can use
    3. used
    4. use
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    entered the house.
    1. A short fat mysterious stranger
    2. A short, fat, mysterious stranger
    3. A short and fat mysterious stranger
    4. A short, fat mysterious stranger
  59. It's a fair comment,
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    .
    1. isn't it?
    2. hasn't it?
    3. is it?
    4. wasn't it?
  60. The Church
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    on this site since the fifteenth century.
    1. stood
    2. standing
    3. stands
    4. stand
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    a friend of mine was there.
    1. Actually
    2. Presently
    3. At the moment
    4. Really
  62. There is still a large wage
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    between men and women in some industries.
    1. differentiation
    2. indifference
    3. differential
    4. difference
  63. He looked at me in
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    when I told him I had been to over 40 countries this year.
    1. unbelievingly
    2. believed
    3. unbelievable
    4. disbelief
  64. It was the middle of the night and there was a
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    silence in the old house.
    1. dead
    2. deathly
    3. dying
    4. deadly
  65. AIDS is a
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    disease.
    1. communicative
    2. communicating
    3. communicable
    4. communal
  66. He is well-behaved in school. But outside school, he shows his true
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    when he uses foul language.
    1. type
    2. colours
    3. stripes
    4. form
  67. These poor, starving and dirty slum dwellers are
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    of misery.
    1. a model
    2. a picture
    3. a portrait
    4. an example
  68. A doctor is on
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    twenty-four hours a day.
    1. demand
    2. request
    3. call
    4. tap
  69. His opponents were no
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    for him.
    1. competition
    2. challenger
    3. match
    4. equal
  70. Singaporeans enjoy a high
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    of living.
    1. cost
    2. standard
    3. level
    4. class
  71. Some fashion models you see in
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    magazines are very well paid.
    1. colourful
    2. beautiful
    3. glossy
    4. bright
  72. It rained for five days in a
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    .
    1. sequence
    2. row
    3. straight
    4. spell
  73. You are given a week's
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    after the deadline to pay your fine.
    1. period
    2. delay
    3. concession
    4. grace
  74. The girl was so embarrassed that she turned as red as a
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    1. beetroot
    2. carrot
    3. rose
    4. lipstick
  75. If you've had a bad holiday, you can make
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    1. a claim
    2. an ad
    3. a complaint
    4. a request
  76. It's a little terraced house and sort of very old fashioned but
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    clean and very cosy.
    1. spotlessly
    2. horribly
    3. horrendously
    4. awfully
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    all the confusion, we didn't tell them until the next morning.
    1. Because of
    2. Due of
    3. Causing
    4. Reason of
  78. If they'd
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    him more time, he'd have been able to do a better job.
    1. give
    2. giving
    3. given
    4. gave
  79. The boss explained during the meeting that it was
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    of what should have priority
    1. a fact
    2. a belief
    3. a possibility
    4. a question
  80. He
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    that he liked coffee more than any other hot drink.
    1. spoke
    2. replied
    3. described
    4. talked
  81. I never
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    doing that.
    1. agreed
    2. persuaded
    3. mentioned
    4. said
  82. He's
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    a swimmer as his sister.
    1. better
    2. so good
    3. good as
    4. not as good
  83. They said on the news
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    of Alaska was covered in snow.
    1. whole
    2. half
    3. any
    4. each
  84. Look at the
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    page to find out what is in the book.
    1. contents'
    2. content's
    3. content
    4. contents
  85. You couldn't find a copy of 'Hamlet,
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    1. could you?
    2. can you?
    3. couldn't you?
    4. didn't you?
  86. The pizza's not too bad. Actually, it is
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    1. quite good
    2. too good
    3. not good
    4. so good
  87. I'm afraid he's being more of
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    than a help.
    1. a hindrance
    2. an assistance
    3. an entertainment
    4. a solution
  88. The driver had his car window
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    by the thief who stole his belongings.
    1. smashed
    2. repaired
    3. crashed
    4. replaced
  89. Can I ask if you know
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    1. what is this?
    2. is what this?
    3. what this?
    4. what this is?
  90. Have you seen my watch
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    in the house? I can't find it.
    1. anywhere
    2. nowhere
    3. everywhere
    4. wherever
  91. He took a
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    course so that he could speak the language.
    1. hurried
    2. rushed
    3. quick
    4. crash
  92. It's 12 p.m.. It's
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    for a boy of your age to sit up late.
    1. an hour too late
    2. a too late hour
    3. too late an hour
    4. an hour late too
  93. Brazil is the
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    producer of coffee.
    1. leading
    2. star
    3. eminent
    4. champion
  94. The passengers escaped from the burning car
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    1. scorching
    2. stuttering
    3. limping
    4. slipping
  95. The nurse placed the instruments in boiling water to
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    them.
    1. clean
    2. heat
    3. steam
    4. sterilize
  96. She
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    her husband for being rude to the salesman.
    1. called
    2. scolded
    3. praised
    4. refused
  97. Some people think that it is not
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    to believe the abominable snowman exists.
    1. awkward
    2. skilful
    3. unreasonable
    4. clumsy
  98. This stretch of the river is
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    1. treacherous
    2. malicious
    3. intelligent
    4. cunning

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