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01-16-2012, 16:09
1-…………. , but I'd guess he must be about sixty.
A)My husband will phone the tour company and ask the price of the trip to Egypt
B)I don't remember how much the shop assistant told us those jeans cost
C)I don't know exactly how old Tim's father is
D)Frank weighed himself and was horrified to see he is eight kilos
E)Tom may be heavier than you, but don't forget that he is also taller

2- If you're not sure how to spell a word, ………….. .
A) one must first learn how to pronounce the English alphabet
B) you should look it up in a dictionary
C) homophones are words that sound the same
D) it is because, in Turkish, every sound is represented with a symbol
E) then you should have avoided using them in your essay

3-…….., most citizens of the sultanate actually live in poverty.
A)Since the Sultan of Brunei is one of the wealthiest people in the world
B)Considering that the largest concentration of urban population is in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan
C)Because Brunei earns billions of dollars a year from petroleum exports
D)When Queen Elizabeth paid an official visit to the Sultan of Brunei in ear1y1998
E)Although the average income in Brunei is among the world's highest

4-The cost of living in Alaska is extremely high, ……… .
A) as the price of petrol there is surprisingly low
B) whereas Eskimos live in ice houses called igloos
C) due to the fact that only about 500,000 people live there
D) unless you really enjoy extremely cold weather and snow
E) because nearly everything has to be imported

5-In Africa, summer starts in the middle of December, …….. .
A) however the inhabitants don't have much opportunity to take advantage of this
B) while in Europe, the season begins in the middle of June
C) when vast stretches of land were frequently covered in snow
D) but they're going to change this system so as to be like the rest of the world
E) though the modern twelve-month calendar is of little use to them

6-……….,so the family of the victim were outraged.
A) They won their case and the burglar had to go to jail
B) The girl completely recovered from the brutal attack
C) They were relieved to see the murderer locked up in prison
D) The murderer was only given a two and a half year prison sentence
E) The judge had given the robber a harsh punishment

7-…..., though she carefully kept it from me.
A) I'm surprised to hear about the problems she faced there
B) I've tried to make my daughter talk to me
C) I was expecting her to tell me all her secrets
D)Kim tells me almost everything that happens at school
E) She mentioned to Roberta about her new boyfriend

8- ….. , which has a wonderful view of the harbour.
A) The restaurant on Galata Tower serves specialities of Turkish cuisine
B) My friend, Jason, lived in the same house for more than ten years
C) I'll show you Molly's new car as we drive past it on our way home
D) Whenever I have a little time, I love climbing up Shooter Hill
E) Most of the flats in this block are a little cold as they face north

9- Despite abundant rain throughout the winter, ….. .
A) the city is still suffering from a shortage of water this summer
B) when there were severe floods destroying a large part of the region
C) the local fruit growers no longer complain about the drought
D) it was after a long period, without a drop of rain for many months
E) irrigation is only necessary for a few farms where they grow vegetables

10- Are you aware that we will have been waiting here for four straight hours ……..?

A) if we had toured around the city instead of coming here so early
B) what time exactly is the plane going to take off
C) since they last made an announcement about the fate of our flight
D) as soon as they arrived in Spain at 3p.m.
E) by the time the plane leaves at eight, after a two-hour delay

11- ………, Barbara was appointed to district manager.

A) Unless she displayed considerable talent in her job
B) Due to her dedication to her work
C) As she has just been promised by the director
D) No wonder she just couldn’t believe her eyes
E) In spite of her managerial skills she gained at university

12-I didn’t know what to say……….. .

A) when Nicole came in with her new hair style and asked for my opinion
B) if I don't think I'll have finished reading the report before then
C) that Tim has always asked his questions in such a straightforward manner
D) the fact that I lust wanted to leave work without any major reasons
E) and so get the lowest mark of my life

13………….., he has not written a new book for over ten years.

A) Once considered one of the most promising authors of his generation
B) When the critics felt that he was sure to be a huge success
C) After putting his feet up on the desk and looking me straight in the eye
D) As his publisher tried to urge him to work more productively
E) What his readers really appreciate is the consistent quality of his writing

14-While New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, …………….
A) it's because its residents consist of people from various cultures
B) it's certainly not one of the cheapest though
C) make sure you visit the Metropolitan Museum during your visit
D) it can also be one of the most stressful and dangerous
E) the sightseeing tour which we Joined was really unforgettable

15- Though it's been years since he last visited his parents,……………… .
A) he always felt so depressed when he returned home
B) they both seem to be very healthy for their age
C) he had taken a round-the-world trip in the meantime
D) he was glad that they both looked quite healthy
E) he still feels close because of the frequent phone calls and letters

16-Some people are terrified of thunderstorms ……..
A) as long as they feel certain that there is no reason
B) even when they are safely indoors
C) where thunderstorms are extremely common
D) as most of them only last 30 to 40 minutes
E) if only they knew that they are not as dangerous

17-………, yet it is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
A) Unlike many important archaeological sites, the Great Pyramid was never buried or lost
B) Because of the political situation, few people visit Ankor Wat today
C) One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen is the Valley of the Kings
D) The modem architecture of the Sydney Opera House arouses admiration in people
E) Archaeological investigations are still continuing at the Valley of the Kings

18-…………… in spite of there being no tourist facilities there.
A) We really enjoyed our trip to a remote part of the Himalayas
B) The best way to attract a lot more tourists to the area
C) They thought that Angola was one of the worst places they had ever visited
D Whatever your age is, there is so much for everyone to do at the resort
E) I spent most of my last holiday cold, wet and miserable

19- …….., others are happy with the role of the traditional housewife.
A) Because it is not very satisfying staying home and looking after children
B) As the traditional extended family has almost ceased to exist in the West
C) Whichever methods overweight women try in order to lose weight
D) Since one salary is often not enough to support a family
E) Although many women work in full time jobs

20-Jeff ‘s parents allow him to stay out late ………….. .
A) but not until he promised to come back before midnight
B) by the time they find out his whereabouts
C) since his eighteenth birthday two months ago
D) so long as he calls to report where he is
E) whenever he got a high mark on a test

21-…………., they had to book the hall for two more nights.
A)Since so many people wanted to go to the concert
B)Even if more people want to attend the conference than expected
C)Although all the tickets sold out within hours of going on sale
D)In spite of the risks of using untrained personnel
E) The play was originally planned to be performed on Saturday night

22-It is essential that no one leaves the building …………… .
A)so that the building is very crowded
B) until the police have checked everyone's identity
C)as though everyone was still inside
D) yet it is still possible that there were a lot of people inside at the time
E) provided that nobody could state a valid excuse

23-Last year there was such a lot of rain in the south of the country………….

A)so there was not enough in the rest of the country
B)than the amount which was forecast by the weather station
C)when there was a lot of suffering and homelessness caused by them
D)that it appeared as though it would never stop
E)since there had not been that much rain for a long time

24-One of the main causes of heart disease is…………. .

A)as people eat the wrong things and don't get enough exercise
B)since people do not have to work physically as hard as they used to
C)yet treatment is available if you are sensible and have regular checkups
D)that many people are unaware of the dangers of smoking combined with poor diet
E)when chest pains occur after exercise

25-I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, but if you had only phoned, …………. .

A)I told you on the e-mail that I wouldn't be able to meet you at the airport
B)you should have checked with me that we had meant the same restaurant
C)whether the meeting has been put off or not
D)I have had the date and the address of the conference confirmed
E)we could have been sure that we understood each other

26-..........., until his car was stolen and he got mugged on the same day.

A)His life was so bad that he was sure he was due for a spell of good luck
B)The police were sure that they knew where the robbers were hiding
C)He never believed that he lived in a. dangerous part of town.
D)He enjoyed the security of his job even though the salary was low
E)No matter how hard he worked\ he always seemed to have trouble paying his bills

27-Some people feel that the American political system has steadily deteriorated ……….. .
A)when people became more concerned with the people who took decisions for them
B)while the media is one of the main causes of it
C)so that the candidates are now more honest and better qualified than ever
D)since the mass media began to make image more important than ideas
E)during the first televised TV debates between Kennedy and Nixon

28- ………, sometimes things all work out for the best.
A)Though it can be quite disappointing not to get to the university you set your heart 9n
B)Because in some countries there is no longer any compulsory military service
C)We all had a great time hiking through the woods last weekend
D)I've never seen such a terrible hotel or eaten at such a bad restaurant
E)It was unbelievable how he lost his entire fortune in a single night of gambling

29-………….., advances in medicine have also led to the present threat of worldwide over-population.
A) While they've undoubtedly improved the quality of our lives
B) Although sometimes more than one form of therapy is used to treat an illness
C) Because they have played an important part in raising our standard of living
D) Once dreaded annual events, polio epidemics are now mentioned only in history books
E) Even if family planning remains one of the great challenges of the late 20th century

30-Unless the two sides begin to negotiate seriously,......... .
A) there is likely to be violence in the region
B) everyone is confident that there won't be a war
C) a peace-keeping mission will no longer be needed
D) they should be able to find a solution with no difficulty
E) the people in the region are now enjoying a peaceful atmosphere

31-Even though it was defended by so few armed men, …......... .
A) it didn't take the invaders long to capture the fortress
B) the city managed to hold out against its attackers until help arrived
C) the attackers were well aware of the town’s lack of ammunition
D) no one knew how many there really were
E) most of whom also had no war experience

32- Prepositions are one area which students of English find quite hard, ……….. .
A) as the rules for them are so logical and clear
B) because native speakers find them very easy to use
C) another being to gain an understanding of articles
D) once they have memorised all of them by heart
E) although they never really seem to understand them

33-There is going to be a big protest…………… .
A) when a ceremony was organised for the opening of the new motorway
B) in case the council continued pulling any more historical buildings down
C) while they were cutting down so many trees for a new housing development
D) if only taxes have been brought down a little by the new government
E) if the government tries to build a road through that residential area

34-I admit that I should have confirmed the reservations, …………… .
A)considering the fact that there have never been any problems before
B) but I really thought everything had been taken care of
C) so you could have done it as well, had you thought of it
D) so that we won't have to bother looking for accommodation
E) thus it is definitely not my fault, but the travel agent's

35- Whenever there is an international incident, …… .
A)the United Nations was not able to solve it
B)powerful nations try to use it to their advantage
C)it has not been fair to expect too much of the United Nations
D)athletic competitions have certainly stimulated good-will between nations
E)it also includes such music contests as Eurovision

36-……….., it is obvious that the whole thing was a waste of time and effort.
A)None of us wanted to go in the first place
B)Staff meetings are often boring and have no apparent point to them
C)Since the results were far more satisfactory than anyone had expected
D)Seeing that we couldn't solve anything in the end
E) Except for the fact that everyone thought the food was terrible

37-………….., the south coast of Spain has been destroyed by insensitive planning and building.
A) Since it remains one of the nicest places you are likely to visit
B) As tourism has made a major contribution to Spain's spectacular economic growth
C) Once one of the most attractive spots in Europe
D) Because it accounts for just under 15 percent of Spain's total area
E) There was once one of the most beautiful resorts imaginable

38-……………when driving for long distances on a motorway.
A)Make sure you take occasional rest stops
B)You can arrive at your destination quicker than taking the back roads
C)On Sundays there are lots of cars along the Bosphorus
D)People who drive down the centre lane at low speed
E)A lot of young people return to university at certain times of the year

39-…………, melting ice will cause sea levels to rise, flooding many coastal regions.

A)By the time something was done about the situation
B)If only we had listened to the weather forecast
C)Unless drastic action is taken to halt global warning
D)While attempting to understand the greenhouse effect
E)Since drought continues to cause concern in many parts of the world

40-It is quite clear from the evidence……………… .
A)because no one else knew so much about the victim's habits
B)while he is trying to think of a reasonable defence
C)whether he actually did it is still the question we have to answer
D)though the police are trying to reach his accomplices in the robbery
E)that he is the only person who could have committed the crime

41-Due to the crime and pollution associated with city centres, ……… .
A)everyone wants to live there for a better quality of life
B)it is not the nicest place for some people to live
C)there could be no better place for the new office block
D)they are no better than the slum areas though
E)more and more people are moving to the suburbs

42-In order to become competent in a foreign language, . .
A)is best achieved by marrying someone who speaks that language
B)there are now far more language schools than there used to be
C)it is really necessary to live in a country where the language is spoken
D)whether you have the chance to use the language at work or not
E)requires patience and takes years of hard work and study

43-Although there is now more consumer choice than ever before, …………. .
A)it is certainly a result of mass-production, beginning with the Industrial Revolution
B)many people do not seem as satisfied as they used to be
C)going shopping when things are on sale is so economical
D)it depends on whether you have enough capital or not
E)it might have been due to the unprecedented increase in demand

44-Despite the disadvantage of playing away from home in front of a hostile crowd, ……… .
A) our team put in one of their, best performances of the season
B) they knew they'd never have a chance to win
C) we were rather late and were unable to get tickets
D)the players were a little demoralised, and couldn't do their best
E)I don't have satellite TV, so I couldn't watch the match anyway

45- The cease-fire has now held for six months, ………. .
A) so both sides still distrust one another
B) everyone is certain that the situation will soon be resolved
C) thus the relationship between the two countries has never been an easy one
D) when all the parties involved in the conflict had been in agreement
E) yet no one is ever sure what will happen from one day to the next

46-……….., the world has had to adjust to a new set of international realities.
A)Until the outstanding events of the late 1980s
B)While several countries were undergoing a traumatic period
C)Ever since the break-up of the Soviet Union
D)After the peace conference, which is due to take place next month
E)Though there had been speculation about the state of the Prime Minister's health

47-We went to the travel agent's to book a flight, …………… .
A)only to learn that there were no seats left on the planes
B)who is likely to tell us that we'll need to get a visa before going
C)considering that the plane ticket was very expensive indeed
D)which also includes a few historical places, such as Hagia Sophia
E)and landed at Gatwick Airport in the middle of the night

48-…………unless he does very poorly in the final exam.
A)Dave has only done very little work for his finals
B)Joseph is certain to do well in his course
C)Greg has never been very good at taking tests
D)Paul couldn't have answered that question
E)Bill won't be able to graduate next month

49-Though both sides claim that they don't want a war, ………… .

A)it causes a lot of suffering to civilians
B)maintaining a military is very expensive
C)the peoples of both countries are against it as well
D)they don't seem to be able to agree in the negotiations
E)the presidents of both countries were once very strict generals

50-Harry has been earning a lot of money recently, ………… .

A)although he is one of the most industrious workers in the company
B)but he hasn't managed to save a thing
C)so he can barely afford to look after his expensive house by the sea
D)in spite of the fact that his job pays rather well
E)until he'd contracted a serious disease and missed a month of work

51-……… ,yet it is much safer than it used to be because of modern safety equipment.

A)With a little care, you won't encounter any mishaps
B)considering the great risk involved in automobile races
C)Skiing can be counted among the most dangerous sports
D)Household accidents account for many deaths of children
E)Drink-driving poses a great threat for innocent pedestrians

52-Whereas I really love the taste of coffee, …………. .

A)I can't stand it with milk and sugar
B)it is definitely my favourite hot drink
C)instant coffee is much easier to prepare
D)it is becoming increasingly popular in offices
E)it helps keep me awake when I have to work at night

53-……….., but with glasses, he can see as well as anybody.

A)Jeff used to wear contact lenses
B)Roy's eyesight is so bad that he's nearly blind
C)As a child, Richard's vision was perfect
D)Tim lost his glasses when he went camping
E)John leaves his glasses behind wherever he goes

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54-Russia lost a lot of land when the Soviet Union broke up; ……….. .
A)nevertheless. not very many of them are very useful
B)even though many other things happened in the same year.
C)moreover, it is possible that they may try to find it again
D)in contrast, the rubble collapsed at the same time
E)however, it's still the largest country in the world

55-…………, which is a sport combining skiing and shooting.
A)I'm opposed to the use of guns in sport
B)Canadians traditionally do well in the biathlon
C)Every year many people die in hunting accidents
D)The Swedes have a skiing division in their army
E)More people die from guns in cold, snowy places

56- If the' rain hadn't stopped……….. .
A)the river would have flooded its banks
B)the tennis match has been cancelled
C)I wouldn't have taken an umbrella
D)it had rained heavily for almost a week
E)I will still be staying at home on New Year's Eve

57- Having never been out of England, ……………. .
A)Indonesia was a very confusing place for Richard
B)seeing new places and experiencing new things will have been exciting
C)it was a place that he had never had the courage to visit
D)Tom found everything about India to be completely overwhelming
E)it'd never been the thing that he most wanted to do though

58-What is impossible to forgive is………….. .
A)whether he'll telephone us during his stay there or not
B)his ingratitude after all that we have done for him
C)she should have married him after she'd got to know him better
D)even if you do apologise, it won't make any difference
E)I don't understand why she did something so insensitive

59-………….since it'll be dark when they arrive.
A)They won't be here until 9
B)Let's leave the outside lights on
C)There's no moon tonight
D)They're not travelling by train this time
E)They can't have got lost in town

60- Before Maria starts university, ………….. .
A)she decided to have a holiday first
B)her father seems to be very proud of her success
C)she didn't expect to find a well-paid job
D)she had to pass the entrance exams
E)her family will give a small party for her

61-……….., whereas he is very like his brother.
A)Pete doesn't look like his sister at all
B)John really doesn't like his cousin
C)Jane likes both Graham and Nicholas
D)Bob can't stand living in a big city
E)Robin really loves his little sister

62-Although Egypt was once thought to be the home of the world's oldest civilisation, ……….. .
A)archaeologists now believe that there were even more ancient ones in India
B)Cleopatra is probably the best known queen in history
C)it was based on the yearly flooding of the Nile
D)this is why they make a lot of money from the tourist trade now
E)with so many dynasties spanning a period of several thousand years

63-…………, even after we had stayed up all night working on it.
A)In the end everything was ready and the boss was really pleased
B)We could have watched the film on TV last night if it had been working
C)In the morning we were disheartened to see how much work remained to be done
D)We found that the project only got its funding through last Friday
E)There were no more problems with any of the machinery

64-Despite the high cost of living, ……………… .
A)salaries are fairly high these days
B)people seem to live quite well
C)prices will have been quite reasonable
D)inflation just keeps going up
E)everybody wants to find a well-paid job

65- Not having ever ridden on a motor-cycle before, ………….
A)everyone says that nothing else is so much fun
B)the first couple of kilometres were really terrifying
C)the traffic made it even more frightening than it would have been
D)I was really frightened when I saw how fast we were going
E)my brother has also participated in several motor races

66- Though we live in a rational age, when there is a scientific explanation for everything, there are certain places in the world……… .
A)which has a lot more tourist attractions than others
B)so you should visit them before they lose their authenticity
C)like the beautiful palm-fringed beaches of the Pacific Islands
D)but you must decide which ones you most want to visit
E)where the landscape still seems to exert a strong spiritual force

67-Despite the remarkable economic growth of recent years , …………… .
A)some people are much richer than their grandfathers
B)you should have invested wisely to earn a lot of money
C)severe economic inequalities still exist in China
D)there is no longer any real hardship in Japan
E)formerly there was still too much economic inequality

68- However much he tried to discipline himself, ……… .
A)Albert Einstein was the man I most admired
B)there never seemed to be enough time to get everything done
C)his mother always thought he was the perfect son
D)he was already the top student in his class
E)it was the most successful year he had ever spent

69- You will understand why I am so fond of this place…. .
A)once the rain has stopped and we can go outside
B)because I have never seen such a good place for sailing small boats
C)if only you had not travelled so much and seen more exciting places
D)which offered much less to see than your hometown
E)when you saw there is nothing else like it in the entire world

70-………., so she wasn't very pleased when it was cancelled.
A)My uncle had bought us all tickets to the play
B)Mary wasn't planning on seeing the film anyway
C)Elizabeth was very excited about her birthday
D)Ann had been looking forward to the party
E)Joanne took out two magazine subscriptions

71-…………., youths from their countries often become friends when they meet.
A)Because of historical forces, some countries have never been on good terms
B)It is difficult to understand why some countries are always on the brink of war with one another
C)Since the peoples of some countries seem destined to hate each other
D)However much the political leaders of some countries may dislike one another
E)Due to the many diplomatic problems between countries with different political ideologies

72-While he was upset when his pocket was picked, …………….. .
A)it was done by a boy who looked no older than twelve
B)he could not help but admire the efficient way in which it was done
C)he knows that he shouldn't keep all the money in one place
D)he may decide to leave the country and never return
E)there wasn't anything worthwhile in his rucksack anyway

73-Just as a diver never knows what he will bring up from the seabed, ………….. .
A)since there are so many things to discover down there
B)especially in a country, like England, where the water is often so murky
C)it's not often that a novelist knows how his book will end up when he begins it
D)a good engineer plans out every stage of his work meticulously
E)a footballer does not know how the match will turn out

74-Although the temperature was below freezing, …. .
A)it had been snowing heavily for days
B)the old beggar was only wearing a thin jacket
C)everybody at home had gone down with flu
D)the ice on the pond was a foot thick
E)it was not warm enough to play tennis

75-There are religious festivals almost every month in Kathmandu , ……… .
A)which is held in honour of their gods
B)while they are some of the most interesting sights a visitor is likely to see
C)however much everyone seems to enjoy them
D)where even the paving stones seem to be worshipped as some sort of god
E)when it is the happiest time imaginable

76-Despite the fact that the price was reasonable , …….. .
A)there were long queues outside the shop
B)Jacqueline really wanted to buy the dress
C)it shouldn't be reduced by 50% in the sale
D)we managed to buy a new car last month
E)no one was interested in buying the house

77- ……… ,whereas drinking hot milk can help you to sleep.
A)You shouldn't drive when you're tired
B)While tea and coffee contain caffeine
C)Milk should be kept cool in the fridge
D)Coffee may keep you awake at night
E)If you have trouble getting to sleep

78-When opening a bank account, ……….. .

A)the staff of the bank are very helpful with the completion of the forms
B)interest rates have gone up dramatically
C)It won't be open on Saturdays anyway
D) you have to provide some' form of identity
E)your money will be much safer there

79-………., provided that I didn't tell my father.

A)My mother said she would let me borrow the car
B)I bought my father a surprise birthday present
C)I wouldn't have been able to borrow the money
D)No one found out that my brother was in trouble
E)We have decided to stay up late and watch television

80- During the hot summer of 1976, ……… .

A)it was, fortunately, followed by a mild winter
B)many regions in the country experienced a terrible drought
C)we have been on holiday in Cornwall for only a week
D)there's never been a summer as hot as that
E)we have been finding it difficult to sleep

81- ………..in case we couldn't find an open shop.

A)We weren't able to buy any butter
B)We took everything we needed with us
C)Our house was in a very remote area
D)We drove along the road for a long time
E)A large supermarket had been opened in the area

82-If the bus hadn't driven past our stop without stopping, ………. .

A)we hadn't got so wet waiting in the rain
B) there wouldn't be so many people in it
C)there weren't any seats available for us
D)passengers could be more comfortable
E)we would have been home by now

83-The bigger our advertising campaign is , ………….. .

A)even though we are likely to have some success
B)the more likely it is that we will get a lot of new business
C)we should be able to do very well in the upcoming year
D)so we may have more chance of finding a lot of new customers
E)than all that we have had since we started business

84-……….. by lowering the risk of heart attack and some types of cancer.

A)As you get older, you should watch your diet and consume less red meat
B)Becoming a vegetarian is one of the most healthy things a person can do
C)There is now a healthy trend toward eating more fresh fruit and vegetables
D)Too much red meat and fatty food is not 'good for you
E)Eating a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables can improve a person’s health

85-…………, in case he called while we were out?
A)Did you remind William to phone us today
B)Do you think these instructions I'm leaving for the repairman are clear enough
C)Why don't you check your answering machine
D)Have you left the back door open for Sam
E)Do you really think we should go out today

86-Since I had never eaten raw fish before I went to Japan, …………. .
A)coupled with the fact that I do not normally eat fish, even cooked
B)perhaps I will' like it when I have tried it
C)I was a little nervous the first time it was put in front of me
D)it is difficult, though. to explain what it tastes like
E)it was one of the most delicious Japanese dishes

87-…….., probably the best one is that it can give you an insight into a different culture and way of life.
A)While there are many reasons for learning a foreign language
B)Even though a number of countries use English as a first language
C)Due to the number of good reasons for studying a foreign language
D)Except for the fact that there is a saying, "travel broadens the mind"
E)There are many disadvantages to travelling abroad if you don't speak a foreign language

88-Instead of taking advantage of the time to prepare for the big match ……………. .
A)they practised every day and were in top form when the time came
B)they would not have played so well otherwise
C)there were still some injury problems as the date approached
D)the team members stayed out late every night and hardly bothered to practise
E)each new day was full of tension and excitement

89-Because so many people are trying to get visas, ………… .
A)the authorities were making it more and more difficult
B)there is, however, no reason that they should make it so hard
C)the economic situations in the countries of the applicants worsened
D)it is a good place to emigrate to for economic reasons
E)the consulate puts as many difficulties as possible in the way

90-………., it can be more beneficial to have a vocational qualification.
A)Not until a lot of people were able to get university degrees
B)Whereas most young people have their hearts set on a university degree
C)Everyone wants a university degree because they can use it to get a high-paying Job
D)Because the best way to a successful future is a university degree
E) If only youths could get into the university they want to go to

91-As they become capable of more and more tasks, …………. .
A)most calculators can only perform the basic mathematical functions
B)duplicating machines are devices used for making copies of a document
C)machines are only as good as the people operating them
D)microscopes use a beam of light and lenses to magnify objects
E)computers will take over more of the work now done by people

92-…………. that even their fans were absolutely amazed.
A)Their brilliant performance in the cup final was so unexpected
B)They only had to win two more matches to be sure of the championship
C)Even if they had won after such a shocking performance
D)with their expensive foreign players doing so well, they have hardly lost a match all season
E)It was the biggest crowd of the season, and probably one of the best behaved

93- As a result of the oil crises of 1974,………….. .
A)the British economy has never really recovered from these problems
B)most car manufacturers began making smaller, more economical cars
C)really necessitates a large increase in petrol prices
D)pollution in Istanbul is becoming worse and worse as the population grows
E)it may even affect some of the countries that produce their own oil

94-We'd hoped for great things from the new manager……… .
A)on the condition that he is really as qualified as he claims to be
B)and we were all disappointed when we heard he was coming
C) but his arrogance soon destroyed our optimism
D)even though he had such a good reputation
E)so he would sort out all our outstanding problems

95-………….., the meat in the stew was still not tender enough to chew easily.
A)Not having bought it from our usual butcher's
B)So as to make sure that it was delicious
C)Although I had only put it in at the last moment
D)The time given in the recipe must have been wrong
E)In spite of having been cooked for two hours

96- No matter how many times I look up that word in the dictionary, ………… .
A)I've finally managed to memorise it
B)I just do not seem to be able to remember it
C)my dictionary can't be a really good one
D)there are so many other words that seem to mean the same thing
E)I really hoped that it wouldn't appear on the exam

97-In order to learn a foreign language, ………….. .
A)a student must be willing to take every opportunity to practise speaking
B)the grammar is sometimes so complicated that it takes years to master
C)it can be difficult for people without strong motivation though
D)there are a lot of new words to memorise
E)it is still not possible to be as fluent as a native speaker

98-……………until you've made an improvement in your work.
A)You used to be one of our best employees
B)Your performance has not been very satisfactory recently
C)I have noticed that you are becoming lazy
D)You will soon be looking for a new job
E)You shouldn't expect to get a promotion

99-Mel Gibson began his career in low quality action films,………… .
A)though he is unable to play in any serious films
B)so he is, in fact, a surprisingly good dramatic actor
C)while he was still a young man trying to make his way
D)since Jack Nicholson also spent years in the same kind of films
E)because he turned out to be an extremely versatile actor

100-……………before you can expect to obtain a decent job.
A)You have been unemployed for so long
B)You have, unfortunately, failed your entrance examination
C)These days you have to know how to use a computer
D) In a country where university education has always been free
E)The rapid population growth plays a major role

101-While baseball is the most popular sport in America, …………. .
A)every team consists of 9 players, each with his own responsibility
B)it is rarely, if ever, played in most other countries
C)meanwhile, football is becoming increasingly popular
D)there are countless leagues for people of all ages
E)newspapers and sports magazines report results and records in great detail

102-….., though, surprisingly, pigs are cleverer than either.
A)Cats are more intelligent than dogs
B)As pork is prohibited by Jewish law
C)The farmer raises chickens and plants
D)Kim has a very clever puppy
E) Both cows and sheep provide milk

103-Everyone assumed the sailor had drowned at sea, ……………. .
A)which was quite a shame, since he had never learnt to swim very well
B)although his wife decided to remarry within a year of the accident
C)so they were pleasantly surprised when they learnt he had been rescued
D)until the coast guard confirmed the loss of all men from the small beat
E)although he probably would, have lived, had he been wearing a life jacket

104-………, but as it wasn't very cold, it melted as soon as it hit the ground.
A)A blizzard left up to three feet of snow in parts of Austria
B)The plane crashed into the mountain at the speed of sound
C)The child dropped his ice-cream onto the kitchen floor
D)It was snowing very heavily when I woke up this morning
E)Astronomers watched the meteor as it entered the atmosphere

105- …………, we managed to get to the top though.
A)The building was only two floors high
B)We walked up the gentle slope of the hill
C)The cat was frightened and ran up the tree
D)The Eiffel Tower has a wonderfully fast lift
E)It was a hot day and the mountain was high

106-……….., whereas in America, they are actually quite cheap.
A)I don't remember what cigarettes cost in India
B)In Europe, taxes make the price of petrol very high
C)Pineapples are extremely expensive in Turkey
D)It costs a lot of money to use the Internet in Hungary
E)Bottles of beer cost practically nothing in Bulgaria

107-I haven't seen Jack since 1979, ……………. .
A)while we've met occasionally in recent months
B)which explains why we have remained so close
C)because of the fact that he lives only two miles away
D)so I recognised him instantly at our class reunion
E)when we were students at secondary school together

108-………..because it was so windy and noisy.
A)Hurricanes are capable of causing a lot of damage
B)The storm caused high winds and a lot of rain
C)The village was generally quiet and peaceful
D)I had great difficulty staying asleep last night
E)Visibility was very low during the blizzard

109-Our flight was delayed by several hours; …………… .
A)however. we managed to leave a bit early
B)otherwise. we had a great time on holiday
C)in case we bought a few magazines at the airport
D)moreover, the hotel was incredibly comfortable
E)because even a bus would have been quicker

110-I eventually managed to find the office, ………… .
A)but not until after I'd got lost several times
B)so I had been bolting for over an hour
C)that was easy and didn't take very long
D)since it wasn't clearly marked on the map I had
E)according to the directions I had given him

111-……………, since I don't understand it myself.
A)I tried to help my sister with her homework
B)I've been going to English classes
C)It's difficult for me to do these sums
D)The teacher didn't show us how he got the formula
E)I can't explain the situation to you

112- I thought it was impossible for me to learn a foreign language………… .
A)except that I could master a language completely different from my own
B)no matter how bad I was at languages when I was at school
C)until I lived for six months in a place where no one spoke my mother tongue
D)especially when I consider how much vocabulary I need to learn
E)unless I go and live in the country where the language is spoken

113-………., but he'll eat anything you put in front of him.

A)Paul doesn't care what you serve
B)We usually feed the dog mince
C)Red wine doesn't go well with fish
D)Dave is practically dying of hunger
E)My niece has always been a strict vegetarian

114-Unless the number of orders increases, ……….. .
A)the recession is getting much worse
B)this has been our worst year so far
C)the sales manager is getting worried
D)the entire factory has closed down
E)some of us may soon become unemployed

115-………, in case you have to stay there overnight?
A)Have you booked the hotel for a fortnight
B)Please give me a call when you arrive
C)I'm not sure which hotel you should book
D)Why don't you take a change of clothes
E)Can you tell me what time you'll be back

116-What I don't like about Mondays……….. .
A)have to work hard on the first day of the week
B)is the fact that I'm always tired
C)I really enjoy the weekends though
D)it's no wonder I love it when Friday comes
E)some of the clients come regularly once a week

117-…………, so we were shocked to learn that they had lost.
A)No one really thought they had much of a chance anyway
B)The match had been cancelled because of bad weather
C)Everyone had expected the team to have an easy victory
D)Our team was losing by three goals when we turned off the TV
E)Their opponent was ranked number one in the league

118-Evcn though I’ve never tried bungee jumping
A)I can imagine how terrifying it must be
B)I couldn't wait when I had the opportunity
C)I'm not a big fan of dangerous sports
D)I still remember how frightened I was at first
E)I was brave enough to Join my friends for a trial

119-As there was no work in his home town for someone with his qualifications, ………… .
A)he had got his degree from the most respected university in the country
B)which meant that he had to remain unemployed, or take a boring job with low pay
C)his mother would miss him if he moved away though
D)it was only a small town with no industry at all
E)he moved to a place where there were more opportunities

120-……, but I won't, of course, if you don't want me to.
A)I don't think I will be home by 6 o'clock
B)I'd love to repaint the living room
C)I haven't made any plans for today
D)I certainly wouldn't tell anyone that
E)I am deeply concerned about the environment

121-……….., provided that my parents agree.
A)I've booked the tickets for the play on Friday
B)I'm really pleased that you're coming to dinner
C)My whole family is full of admiration for you
D)I'll be going to England to do a summer course
E)My brothers and sisters are always arguing

122-As long as you're enjoying your job, ……… .
A)it really doesn't matter how much money you make
B)you should have tried moving to another city for a change
C)it was rewarding both emotionally and financially
D)you didn't keep yourself in good physical health though
E)so many people are unable to achieve real happiness

123- Had I not seen it with my own eyes, …………. .
A)I thought I should have my eyes checked
B)you can't imagine how everything happened so suddenly
C)I promise there was nothing really worth seeing
D)I might not have missed such an interesting story
E)I would have considered it impossible to believe

124-Although she's not very good at writing letters, ………… .
A)I have no idea where she's living nowadays
B)we haven't been in contact since about 1990
C)we've managed to keep in touch for over ten years
D)I never have much to say to her on the phone either
E)she has to pay large telephone bills every month

125-……………; however, hardly any of them stayed until the end.
A)There weren't many students in the class
B)Quite a few people attended the meeting
C)The topic of the lecture was not very interesting
D)My wife and I went to the opera last week
E)The ending of the film was disappointing

126-What her born admire most about her…………. .
A)she is so beautifully dressed at all times
B)most of us wish we were a bit like her
C)I wish she would boast about herself less
D)is the way she is always so organised
E)haven't prevented her from coming to work late

127-………….., but despite that, I think I should.
A)I don't feel like going to my language class this evening
B)I asked her why she hadn't told me about her problem in advance
C)1 think you ought to visit your parents more often
D)I don't expect that tomorrow’s exam is going to be very hard
E)I know I shouldn't have been so rude to the customer

128-Although he loved her, he said he wouldn't he able to marry her ……………. .
A)so they set the date for the second week in June
B)until he was earning enough money to support them both
C)and it was one of the nicest weddings anyone had ever seen
D)when he had a better salary and could support her in style
E)since he was making good money and thought it was time to start a family

129-He has lived in China for five years and claims to be fascinated by the country and culture, ……… .
A)which he speaks like a native
B)yet he speaks not a word of the language
C)that he has never lived anywhere else for so long before in his life
D)so he has never made an attempt to learn their history
E)in order to make a thorough study of the language

130-………..; on the other hand, it offers very low leisure facilities.
A)There is nothing to do on the school premises, except for attending lectures
B)Socially and academically, it has the worst reputation of any British university
C)Having such a superb academic reputation in the country
D)The materialism of the 1990s is very dull compared with the idealism of the '608
E)Academically, it is supposed to be one of the best universities in England

131-…………that he was persuaded to get a job.
A)As his new book was reviewed very favourably
B)When, after years of trying, he finally achieved success as an author
C)It was only after his three books failed to secure him any income
D)Though he had lived happily enough on welfare for ten years
E)Having written his best and most popular book for years

132-In the event of rain during tomorrow's celebrations, …………… .
A)we will just have to change our plans and do something indoors
B)as there is always a chance of severe flooding if it does
C)after we had made such elaborate plans it was really a disappointment
D)we knew that the weather forecast had predicted it would be sunny
E) everyone has brought their umbrellas along just in case

133-The two great boxers, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are not contemporaries, ……….. .
A)that is, they both became very famous in the same country
B)whenever they met, their match used to be watched by the millions the world over
C)although he is getting too old to ever be champion again
D)the former was the youngest heavyweight champion of all time
E)but many believe that the latter could never have beaten the former in his prime

134-The hotel was awful not simply because it was miles from the beach and town, …………… .
A) moreover there was a good night club there
B) and besides it was the perfect place to relax
C) nevertheless there were no other guests
D) but also because there was nothing to do at night
E) there weren't many activities for the entire family

135-………, the company was going through hard times and couldn't afford to pay any more.
A)Because he has been a model worker for the past two years
B)Although his boss agreed that he deserved a higher salary
C)While the present economic situation is unfavourable
D)However much the boss might oppose increasing anyone's salary
E) As a result of increased sales leading to one of the best financial years ever

136-Having only recently completed his university education, ……….. .
A)there were only poorly-paying jobs available
B)the company could not offer anything very attractive
C)he could hardly expect to get a top-paying job right away
D)the bank was still after him to pay back his student loans
E)he is sure to get a first-class honours degree

137-As the journey to Ankara is quite long, …………… .
A)I want to make sure we leave early
B)we have to drive for seven hours
C)stopping overnight won't be necessary
D)we would be there sooner than we'd expected
E)we'll take turns at the wheel, though

138-……..until the manager rang me yesterday with the good news.
A)I have always been nervous about job interviews
B)I was not sure whether I would get the job
C)Though the interview went well. I don't know if I'll be employed
D)I've heard that the date of my interview has been changed
E)I’m certain l did very well at the interview yesterday

139-……., which is the capital city and cultural centre.
A)Quito is situated high in the Andes Mountains
B)Tourists to Hungary usually go to Budapest
C)The London Underground is very expensive
D)There are several minority groups scattered all over the country
E)Apparently. Paris is most beautiful in the spring

140-Many educated people in my developing countries used to learn Russian………….. ..
A)which has the longest border of all the countries on the Earth
B)where education was highly centralised during the Soviet period
C)because a lot of doctors receive their training there
D)believing that they will be able to complete their education abroad
E) so that they could further their education in the Soviet Union

141-You should not have decided on the date for your holiday……… .
A)so you can take it then because we won't be too busy
B)even though you have a date with her next Friday
C)without talking to your manager about it first
D)thus you may not be able to find tickets in the busy season
E)before you make sure that there are tickets available

142-Ceila seems to be quite happy in her job……….. .
A)when she got it after spending a whole year trying to find one
B)ever since she started working there three months ago
C)however she has developed good relationships with her colleagues
D)even though everyone thinks she could do better elsewhere
E)in spite of the good pay and two three-week paid holidays a year

143-I don't know how my brother managed to get up early on Monday morning…………. .
A)if he didn't stay out until well after midnight
B)after spending most of the previous night out with his friends
C)owing to his healthy life style and good eating habits
D)as he is already in the habit of going to bed late even on weekdays.
E)when he spends such hectic weekends in discos or bars

144-…………., neither of which was very appropriate for my qualifications.
A)Both children looked at me gratefully
B)I couldn't have bought the car without the money my parents gave me
C)There were several companies which I could apply to
D)Both Sally and Nancy have invited me to their parties
E)I had two job offers upon graduation

145-They haven't decided yet………… .
A)that two employees had been dismissed for misconduct
B)and he is one of the best directors we have had so far
C)whether to open the office on Christmas Eve
D)when is the next meeting going to be held
E)nor have l been able to understand what's going on

146-……………..that we should have brought a present.
A)My parents celebrated their fiftieth anniversary last week
B)We thought that it would be a rather informal party
C)It would have been better if we had planned
D)When we saw that everyone else had brought something
E)It was not until we arrived that we realised

147-………., my mark was not as good as I had hoped.
A)Since I've, done so well on the exam
B)While the exam was very difficult
C)As l was expecting the exam to be a lot more difficult
D)Although I managed to pass the exam
E)Not only was it disappointing for me

148-Since trekking around the Himalayas three years ago, ………… .
A)the spiritual values he encountered there changed his life
B)he has wanted nothing so much as to go back there
C)it was one of the greatest experiences of his life
D)he had never seen such beautiful scenery or met such friendly people
E)the best thing is coming back and telling all his friends about his experiences

149-While the best time to visit India is in the winter, when the weather is at its best, …………. .
A)longer trips are always better than shorter ones
B)the monsoon generally lasts from mid-June to mid-September
C)it can be inconvenient for families with school-age children
D)you should be sure to see the holy city of Benares
E)there are many temples dedicated to the elephant-headed god, Ganesh

150-……….., we could tell there was going to be trouble.
A)As soon as he learns how badly he was cheated
B)No matter what the problem that disturbs him is
C)if only he had stopped treating others so rudely all the time
D)Just by the way he walked into the room looking angry and distressed
E)There was nothing to do but leave as soon as possible

151-Considering that you have never had any formal training as a computer programmer, ……… .
A)you show a remarkable amount of ability
B)so that you can do the job as well as anyone else in the office
C)which is the way everyone always did it until recently
D)you will have finished the course by early next year
E)you should have achieved a lot more by now

152-……….., even though it was not the sort of day we had hoped for.
A)We were forced to cancel our trip
B)We had been looking forward to our trip for so long
C)We were all eager to go hiking anyway
D)Our car wouldn't start and we had to call a mechanic
E)My father was unhappy about the weather

153-………..; on the other hand, he can be quite helpful to me at times.
A)Jerry is always helping his mother in the kitchen
B)If you ever need something done, ask Ferdinand
C)Mark seems to know how to manage every Job in the office
D)I'm not very pleased to be working with Max
E)!n contrast, he's a great contribution to the team

154-Because there has never been a better time than the present, ……………. .

A)at which every sort of investment appears to be very profitable
B)you should take advantage of the opportunity before it is too late
C)and you have chosen an unusual area to invest in
D)I vividly remember the post-war period, when people were in great poverty
E)it is still necessary to make a thorough investigation beforehand

155-…………, I have no option but to terminate your contract.

A)Because everything you have done has exceeded our expectations
B)Since you have ignored repeated warnings about the poor quality of your work
C)Even though you did not do very well on the last project
D)The reason why you are late for work every morning
E)Unless you attempted harder to solve your problems with the rest of the staff

156-Even though I wasn't really enjoying that book, …… .

A)I can recommend it without reservation
B)I'll lend It to you If you'd like to read it
C)I thought it was pointless and sentimental
D)which was about a boring woman and her job
E)It was irritating to find half the pages missing

157-……….., surfing can be as safe as any other sport.

A)Provided you are careful not to go out in waves too big for you
B)As going out in big waves can sometimes be hard to resist
C)Although very few people are actually killed in surfing accidents every year
D)When you forget to take the proper safety precautions
E)Because of the fun you can have doing It

158-……….there had been rumours about it for months.

A)When the public sees the stories about the scandal in tomorrow's papers
B)As the truth will be printed in the newspapers anyway
C)Only if everyone told the truth about what really happened
D)By the time the whole story came out in the press
E)Everybody wishes someone would tell the truth

159-…….., so my Dad wasn't very pleased with it.

A)I didn't enjoy the film last night as much as I'd expected
B)The neighbour's dog dug up several of our flowerbeds
C)I'm afraid my friends will be a bit noisy tonight
D)Mum cooked a marvellous dinner last night
E)My brother may have failed his final exams

160-When people are contemplating a big step in life. like buying a house, ……… .
A)prices have gone up rather steeply in the last year
B)they were not entirely sure that they could afford it
C)they should be sure that it Is what they really want
D)it may otherwise be very difficult to break their promise
E)and they might want a new car as well

161-……….., Joseph Conrad was, and still is, one of the most famous English writers.
A)Although his tales of seafaring life depicted the concerns of all people
B)Because English remained a second language to him all his life
C)Having received British citizenship after 16 years in the British merchant navy
D)As his visit to Africa provided him with the seed of his most famous story. 'Heart of Darkness'
E)In spite of being a Polish seaman who only learnt English later in life

162-Unless people who have had a heart attack stop smoking, …………. .
A)it's only then that they realise how bad smoking is
B)there is a good chance that they will have another one
C)they want to reduce the chances of having a second one
D)they should have given it up years before anyway
E)they can count themselves lucky that they survived It

163- Everyone agreed that he had been a terrible Prime Minister; ………… .
A)on the other hand, he was one of the most corrupt politicians in the country
B)however bad his term in office had been
C)nonetheless, he lost the next election by a large vote
D)moreover, he had a terrific reputation for honesty and efficiency
E)furthermore, he was so corrupt that no one trusted the government any more

164-Carlos hadn't even heard of baseball until he moved to the States at 15, …….. .
A)as he lived only a few miles from a professional stadium
B)and there he finally got to see the players he'd read about
C)although he grew up playing the game with his friends
D)but within a year, he was among the best players of his school
E)yet he had seen hundreds of games on his uncle's television

165-Considering that you have never had any formal training as a computer programmer, ……….. .
A)you show a remarkable amount of ability
B)so that you can do the job as well as anyone else in the office
C)which is the way everyone always did it until recently
D)you will have finished the course by early next year
E)you can probably recommend a suitable software for my aim

166-If more people had bought his first novel, ………. .
A)it hadn't been properly publicised, according to some critics
B)he gave up writing as a career and found a steady job
C)the competition from more established novelists was too keen for him
D)he might have been encouraged to continue writing
E)he keeps trying anyway in spite of his economic hardship

167-Rotterdam has few old buildings, ………… .
A)including the brand new bridge over the new harbour
B)because the city was nearly destroyed in World War II
C)as the city will be rebuilt in the next couple of years
D)unlike Brasilia, which was almost totally rebuilt in the 1970s
E)since Amsterdam was established in the Middle Ages

168-………..since he died before he could write the final chapter.
A) He always preferred the quiet of the shed in his garden
B)It was the best thing he had ever written
C)We will never know how the story ends
D)The book could have sold out as soon as it was published
E)There was nothing particularly inspiring about the technique

169-Because of the poor sanitation during the Middle Ages, ………… .
A)skin diseases have since become much less common
B)boiling all drinking water is one precaution against the disease
C)some people tried to be clean, but most were very dirty
D)typhoid epidemics are common in developing countries
E)many people died from infectious diseases, such as cholera

170-In view of the fact that he had just recovered from tuberculosis, ……… .
A)he had been left very weak by the disease
B)it hasn't been a very severe attack anyway
C)and also he was not naturally very strong
D)he performed surprisingly well in the race
E)he appears to be extremely cheerful

171-Whatever the final result, ......…… .
A)we can be proud that we have done our best
B)it is a shame that we lost after playing so well
C)there is a good chance that we might win
D)both sides play so well that it is difficult to predict
E)we'll either win the match or lose it by a small margin

172-…………, he had been unemployed for many months.
A)Before he found a job as an engineer
B)As he has finally managed to get a job interview
C)Although the company he worked for went bankrupt
D)As soon as he'd heard about the result of the interview
E)During the entire time he worked as an accountant

173-We can always start our journey without him……… .
A)even if the car hadn't suddenly stopped working
B)as he' has been looking forward to it for a long time
C)whereas he is usually late anyway
D)so making a new plan didn't prove too difficult
E)if he is late again after all our warnings

174-Having searched everywhere in the house for her lost bracelet, ………….. .
A)she finally remembered that she had left it at her friend's
B)her father had given it to her for her birthday
C)there was a possibility that her sister might have borrowed it
D)it was a really nice silver bracelet, hand-made in India
E)it had somehow got stuck down the back of the sofa

175-………, and he should also be considerate of his co-workers.

A)There was a man who worked here last year who was always late for work
B)People should always phone in 'and let the boss know if they are sick
C)Because a lot of people must work together in a confined area
D)A good employee should always be punctual
E)An employee who expects others to do his work can be very unpleasant

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Even though there is no way to know what the future will bring, …………. .
A)it's been interpreted by many as an unforeseen disaster
B)no one can even be sure of what will happen tomorrow
C)making predictions can sometimes cause frustration as well
D)we can protect ourselves from disasters by taking certain precautions
E)fortune tellers actually make up all their predictions

177-You can only practise as a doctor……… .
A)whereas you have completed your medical studies
B)after you have completed your studies and served your internship
C)if you hadn't quit medical school for the sake of acting
D)although you have been studying for years now
E)indeed it takes years and years of study and, lots of energy

178-……….., considering the poor workmanship and the inferior materials used.
A)There has been a church on the site since the 9th century
B)Susie's genuine Ming vase fetched less than expected
C)Buckingham Palace was rebuilt in 1703
D)The new bridge will connect Zealand with the Danish mainland
E.)It is hardly surprising that the building collapsed

179-………., the US Declaration of Independence has served as a model for many later documents.
A)Once the Declaration had been adopted
B)Representatives from each of the original 13 colonies
C)Signed on 4 July, 1776
D)When the colonies fought a War of Independence
E)Even before the French Revolution

180-………, labour-intensive industries are more practical than capital-intensive ones.
A)Since Bangladesh is a poor country with a large population
B)Bangladesh, most of which is at low elevations
C)Though there is no shortage of labour in a country like Bangladesh
D)While the country is Inhabited almost entirely by people who speak the Bengali language
E)As the extensive river systems were fundamental to the nation's economy

181-Dissatisfied with the quality of' the education he was getting, ……….. .
A)the college was obviously not a very good one
B)he decided to transfer to a better college
C)if only he had listened to his parents and gone to a better college
D)there were plenty of other colleges around to choose from
E)but it was the best that was offered in such a small town

182-…………unless all sides strictly obey the conditions.
A)The new peace plan will certainly succeed
B)The talks would not have been a success
C)One of the groups boycotted the talks and another left in disgust
D)There is no chance of the peace plan succeeding
E)There do not seem to be any problems with the new plan

183-…………, but by the time the first snow fell, she couldn't fit into any of them.
A)Janice has decided to buy an expensive leather and fur Jacket
B)Melanie bought tons of new winter clothes at the sales in May
C)Annette rented three post-office boxes for her business ventures
D)Lucy picked up a second-hand encyclopaedia at the library sale
E)Maggie's father owned three holiday houses near the ski resort

184-……….until people realise that public transport is much more efficient than travelling by car.
A)Traffic problems will continue to get worse
B)Nowadays commuters have to sit in traffic Jams for hours
C)In spite of all the new roads, traffic problems have not improved
D)No one could go anywhere since the traffic was barely moving
E)We're living in an age of car mania

185-Though I was ultimately unsuccessful, at least, I met a lot of interesting people…………. .
A)when tens or hundreds apply for a single position
B)that I didn't know unemployment was so widespread
C)which may soon leave me short of money
D)while I was looking for a job
E)were waiting for interviews as well

186-She decided not to have any lunch………… .
A)while sitting there, swallowing the sandwiches she'd brought from home
B)skipping meals, however, is not advised by dieticians
C)as she wanted to have a big appetite for the special dinner
D)though she was supposed to be dieting very strictly
E)when she has a lot of customers to deal with

187-The main reason that so many people want to emigrate to Britain is………. .

A)since the end of the British Empire
B)when they were actively recruited during the labour shortage in the 19505
C)as they sometimes encounter racism and discrimination
D)that some even left the opportunities in their own countries behind
E)to take advantage of the economic opportunities available there

188-While there are a number of good reasons for studying a foreign language, ………… .

A)many companies want their employees to speak a second language
B)few working people can find the time to study one properly
C)everyone should try their best to learn at least one foreign language
D)people who can't speak a second language are at a disadvantage
E)the most successful students tend to be the ones who want to communicate most

189-………., many people like living in London regardless of the weather.

A)Because of all the cultural activities available
B)Since it's wet and gloomy for most of the time
C)Unless they were satisfied with the standard of living there
D)Had they lived in the country for a long time
E)Rarely does one encounter a city so brimming with cultural activities

190-As soon as I walked into the room, ………… .
A)I could sense that they had been arguing
B)people were behaving very strangely
C)she turns around and walks back out of the door
D)for there was a certain atmosphere that was unmistakable
E)it's the special feeling I have always associated with the place

191-………..grew into a nation-wide campaign.
A)If only they had publicised their organisation better
B)In the absence of any real competitors
C)What started as a neighbourhood initiative
D)Even in these difficult circumstances they persevered with their project
E)Because they enlisted a professional publicity company

192-There is the possibility of strike action………… .
A)otherwise the workers would not have any money
B)if the management rejects the pay rise suggested by the union
C)thanks to the success of the negotiations between shareholders and the board
D)if they hadn't worked so hard during the previous month
E)ever since the management made some of the workers redundant

193-Once you've tried my mother's spaghetti, ………….. .
A)you'll never want to eat anyone else's
B)it's rude to eat off other people's plates
C)she has a secret recipe for tomato sauce
D)it is common around here to make your own pasta
E)I'm glad you have really loved its taste

194-As soon as the building work is completed, ………. .
A)the owners moved in immediately
B)the builders would have left
C)it has been more than seven months
D)they'll call in the electricians
E)the flats have been purchased

195-………….., but they used to be in deadly rivalry.
A)Americans and Russians bitterly disagree on several issues
B)The USA and the Soviet Union were engaged in the Cold War for decades
C)Everyone was surprised when the two former political enemies decided to negotiate
D)It's hoped that the United Nations will be able to solve some of the world's worst problems
E)The Americans and the Russians co-operate on many space projects today

196-Mike replaced his old Ford with a brand-new Honda, …………… .
A)even though his present one keeps breaking down all the time
B)when he inherited a large sum of money from his grandfather
C)if it breaks down again creating such an awkward situation
D)but no one believes that he can afford
E)until he finds a new job with a better salary

197-........ it is important to know which foods contain the proper nutrients.
A)Unless you want to remain healthy
B)Despite the fact that many young people Buffer from eating disorders
C)Because people who don’t smoke and exercise regularly tend to live longer
D)Although it is possible to be perfectly healthy as a vegetarian
E)A poor diet can lead to serious health problems

198-………….as long as he stayed out of trouble and did community service.
A)He has never been a well-respected member of society
B)Everybody knows how hard he tried to be a good citizen
C)He is known to be a good husband and father
D)The judge told him he would not have to go to jail
E)He promises that he will not get into trouble again

199-Unless new ways are found to process and dispose of sewage, ……….. .
A)obviously not enough has been done up to now
B)there' is a better way to handle the problem
C)water pollution will continue to grow worse
D)and so6n the rivers will be teeming with fish again
E)there may have been severe damage to marine life

200-………, the management fired them all and hired new ones.
A)If the management and the union couldn't reach an agreement
B)Had the staff not performed their duties effectively
C)When the Air Traffic Controllers went out on strike
D)As there are a lot of potential workers about to graduate from university
E)Should they be late for work three days in a row

201-My uncle is a very unpleasant person, …………… .
A)as his wife was one of the sweetest people I have ever met
B)so no one seems eager to invite him to the family reunion
C)that the whole family feel obliged to visit him in the hospital
D)than anyone else in the family, as far as I know
E)though no one could ever remember him having any friends

202- While few people have ever seen one, ………… .
A)they will never forget their first encounter with a shark
B)nearly everyone knows what a polar bear looks like
C)it is, therefore, unlikely that UFOs actually exist
D)many other people live in snow for most of the year
E)not many people would recognise a pelican though

203-…….......in order not to lose our way, it was obvious we would have to hire a guide.
A)We had to spend a lot of extra money
B)Because it had seemed so interesting to everyone in the party
C)We should make sure that we know a lot about the terrain
D)As we had a good map and a compass
E)Though it was an expense that we hadn't counted on

204-I feel that I now have much more energy…………… .
A)until I began a full-time job again
B)ever since I began exercise classes at the local gym
C)when l began to walk my dog in the mornings
D)because of the exercise I've been taking recently
E)just after I began to practise meditation

205-……….., despite owning hundreds of them himself.
A)The prophet, Jesus of Nazareth was well-known as a carpenter
B)Paul's never actually liked the taste of yoghurt or cheese
C)Thomas Jefferson was opposed to the idea of keeping slaves
D)Ross Perot has an enormous collection of automobiles
E)Frank has never been very good at making new friends
206-In spite of being dangerous and feared fish, ………. .
A)sharks attack over a hundred people annually
B)piranhas usually attack their prey in large numbers
C)Stephen Speilberg's film "Jaws" gave them a powerful reputation
D)more than thirty-five people have been killed by sharks this year
E)piranhas are caught for food by South Americans

207-Research carried out recently suggests………….. .
A)which involved many well-known doctors and nutritionists
B)that one or two glasses of red wine every day is good for your heart
C)to eat five small meals a day instead of three big ones
D)so we can be sure that grape juice is the best nutrient for the brain
E)as some people do not believe there can be any benefit in eating vegetables raw

208-He is hoping to be able to earn a lot of money…………… .
A)when he started his own business five years ago
B)as soon as he graduates from university
C)which turned out great as he was able to buy the boat
D)if he had taken the opportunity when it presented itself
E)but the stock market crashed at a very bad time for him

209-……………, yet I have hardly been so disappointed by anything in life.
A)I know that I am going to be the happiest man alive after we get married
B)We were looking forward to seeing one of the world’s most beautiful sights
C)My father has warned me about failing if I don't study hard
D)I have never seen anything so beautiful as the Taj Mahal by moonlight
E)We were told that it was one of the worst restaurants in town

210-……….,which are ground, mixed with spices and fried in oil.
A)Köfte recipes vary from place to place
B)Pumpernickel is a tough and close-textured loaf
C)Lahmacun is enjoyed by many people
D)Pasta is a speciality of Italy
E)Falafel is made from chickpeas

211-Though there can be many parties in a general election, ………… .
A)the majority of the host's acquaintances will be attending
B)a few parties would gain too much power
C)only a few of them can win seats in Parliament
D)nobody actually votes for him anyway
E)they failed to win any seats in the new government

212-………..; otherwise, there's no way he would have known the time and place.
A)Felix must have been told about the picnic
B)Stan arrived late for his own wedding
C)You should ask Paul to come to the dance
D)Jim was aware of the staff meeting
E)Gerald can't have been invited to the party

213-Despite the fact that everyone thinks the boss's plan is not practical, ……….. .
A)he himself would be among the first to agree
B)many others think his ideas have quite a bit of merit
C)there is no way it can be effectively implemented
D)he is generally rather useless at such things
E)he owns the company and thus makes the decisions

214- ………….., it would be more enjoyable to do it over a week or so, and stop to enjoy the sights.
A)While the trip generally takes about seven or eight days
B)I think I can manage to finish painting the house in a day
C)We were planning to spend a fortnight driving to California
D)Though it's possible to drive across America in two days
E)The train journey across Siberia is a very long one indeed

215-……….,as it looks as if it's going to be raining for a while.

A)The rivers and streams are already flooding
B)There's no point in buying a new umbrella
C)I had no idea that rain had been forecast
D)I wish I'd taken advantage of the nice weather
E)The weather in March can be quite changeable

216-After your plane lands at Sky Harbour Airport, …… .

A)the flight is scheduled to arrive at 9.15 am.
B)your connection to Texas had been delayed
C)you'll be taken to the Baltimore Hotel by taxi
D)the plane to Mexico was about to arrive
E)the trip has only taken about two hours

217-Harold is the director of a large company and supervises many people at work, ……….. .

A)although he has been working with the firm for twenty years
B)but at home his wife is the boss and tells him what to do
C)however, he hasn't missed a day for illness in a decade
D)as long as he's a hard worker and completely reliable
E)considering what an important position he's got there

218-Before going to Africa to teach English, …………….. .

A) Tom lives in Singapore with his four children
B) Dennis had been an employee of the British government for 30years
C) Scott would have been better off staying in France, serving diners
D) the rest of Joe's family thought he should have become a lawyer
E) Steve has discovered that he can make much more money by selling cars

219-…………, you must subtract 32, multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

A)Though you may not be too keen on mathematics
B)A person's weight can be recorded in either pounds or kilos
C)In order to convert Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius
D)The metric system has all but replaced the old imperial one
E)The weather report said that today's average would be 86F

220- Though the Dutch Reformed Church is the largest religious groups in Holland, …………. .

A)Roman Catholicism has been losing popularity in France
B)who follow a belief established by a former king of the Netherlands
C)the majority of the population are Shiite Muslims
D)the fact that there are very few of them in America
E)there are more atheists than followers of this religion there

221-……………, I'll let you know the minute I find out anything.
A) If 1 had been told what we were supposed to do
B) Since you'll probably find out before I do
C) Where we're going to meet is up to you
D) Although now I have no idea when the party is
E) As I've known about the examination for ages

222- Upon overhearing the name of the new manager mentioned, ………… .
A)I think "Kylie" is a really dreadful name
B)it was a group of employees from the sales department
C)he was, obviously not well-liked among the staff
D)I became curious about what they were talking about
E)I don't think they should have promoted him really

223-………..but in the past few years, he's developed a taste for it.
A) I don't know what they use to make spaghetti
B) Steve's always loved the flavour of Coca-Cola
C) Lance used to think that ayran was repulsive
D) While Karl can't stand his own mother's cooking
E) Bill will never get used to eating olives at breakfast

224- The children were screaming so loudly upstairs in their bedroom…………. .
A)that nobody heard the burglars enter the house through the back door
B)even though their mother was punishing them for their terrible behaviour
C)because of the neighbours, who are always complaining about the noise
D)so there was nothing at all anybody could do to get them to be quiet
E)until their father calls a baby-sitter and leaves to go to the supermarket

225-………..yet to be honest, at such a young age, I can't tell the difference.
A)I saw our neighbour's baby this morning and I think she's had a boy
B)When Joey was a baby, she would only eat one kind of biscuit
C) The seeds that I planted last month have finally begun to sprout
D) Both of the twin sisters wore exactly the same dress and hat
E) In America, children start school when they're about five

226-……………., there's no way you'll understand my grandmother.
A) Even though she bas an impossible northern accent
B) As you can speak Ukrainian as fluently as I can
C) of course she's a very nice old woman
D) Unless you pay great attention to what she's saying
E) Ever since she became senile a few years ago

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