DE THI CCQG C
1. Why don't you look where you're going, Jame? You've just ....... on a
snail !
a) marched
b) jumped
c) tro...
5. My woollen sweater used to be bigger than this: it's .. in the wash!
a) lessened
b) shrunk
c) shortened
d) reduced
6. T...
10. We ... better not walk through that field. There 's a sign saying
'Trespassers will be prosecuted'.
a) would
b) should...
15. I'm sorry, Mr Fenner's line is ... .Will you hang on, or will you call
back later?
a) occupied
b) engaged
c) full
d) c...
20. Grace went back to the office to ... she had turned all the lights off.
a) make sure
b) wonder
c) go over
d) look
21. ...
25. 'Is the tip included in the bill?' 'No, I don't think so. It says at the
bottom of the menu "Gratuities at your own .....
30. Raccoons and sormice are examples of animals that ......... (hibernate)
several months of the year.
a) sleep
b) fast
c...
35. Political refugees often find ........... (sanctuary) in churches.
a) happiness
b) protection
c) peace
d) charity
36. ...
40. A backyard swimming pool can be a ... (hazard) for small children.
a) pleasure
b) disaster
c) danger
d) thrill
41. Whe...
45. A huge mountain chain in Europe is formed by ... (linking) the Alps,
the Pyrenees, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the ...
50. According to Carl Sagan, the Earth is a tiny and fragile world that
needs to be ... (cherished).
a) explored
b) valued...
55. In most public building, ... (ramps) are installed for handicapped
people.
a) sloped walkways
b) safe handrails
c) low...
60. The charges brought against the government official finally hurt
nothing but his ... (vanity).
a) family
b) prospects
...
62. What did the researchers discover about levels of happiness?
a) A sudden change in circumstances can make people less ...
restrictions. He began to carry his art deep into the realm of myth and
dream with the idea that mystery and enigma were e...
71. From the passage we can jnfer that Gauguin wanted to ...
a) paint in new way
b) restrict forms of art
c) make new frie...
74. A sea otter is ...
a) a furry animal
b) a teddy bear
c) a shellfish
d) a sea bird
75. What happened to sea otters in t...
79. What major problem are the conservationists concerned about?
a) Freezing weather
b) An accident by the oil industry
c)...
82. The main job of the Library of Congress is to ...
a) research information
b) store books
c) study law
d) hire experts
...
87. Question 87-91
Having reached the highest point of route according to plan, we
discovered something the map had not to...
89. One reason why the travellers took so long to get to the river was that
...
a) it was too hot to move quickly
b) there...
and so managed to get a brief period alone every day. Later on. when I
went into the Senior part of the school, I was allo...
96. Questions 96-100
A national political struggle is continuing over the issue of protection for
the remnants of vast anc...
99. The struggle is between ...
a) Oregon and Washington
b) Oregon and the U.S Forest Service
c) conservationists and the ...
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  1. 1. DE THI CCQG C 1. Why don't you look where you're going, Jame? You've just ....... on a snail ! a) marched b) jumped c) trodden d) gone 2. 'You know Mrs Jones, don't you?' 'I'm not sure. Which Mrs Jones are you ...to?' a) talking b) referring c) mentioning d) looking 3. They showed me some photos and I had to try to ... the man that I saw coming out of the post office. a) place b) identify c) watch out d) see 4. That girl's ... a good squash-player. a) fairly b) much c) quite d) so
  2. 2. 5. My woollen sweater used to be bigger than this: it's .. in the wash! a) lessened b) shrunk c) shortened d) reduced 6. The small girl had to ... three teeth taken out because they were so bad. a) have b) let c) operate d) pull 7. If you think you'll earn more money by working overtime here, you 'll be ... disappointed. a) largely b) tragically c) highly d) sadly 8. I could have ... myself for making such a stupid remark. a) pinched b) blown c) hit d) kicked 9. The fire bell went off at work this afternoon. Thank goodness it was a false.... a) panic b) alarm c) emergency d) warning
  3. 3. 10. We ... better not walk through that field. There 's a sign saying 'Trespassers will be prosecuted'. a) would b) should c) had d) ought 11. ... March next year the club will have been in existence for 25 years. a) since b) until c) to d) by 12. The winner was ... with an engraved glass bowl. a) given b) awarded c) presented d) granted 13. The last ... of tennis I played must have been ten years ago, so it's not surprising I'm tired out after this one. a) play b) game c) match d) competition 14. The farm worker's unions have today ... a 20% pay rise. a) help on to b) put in for c) stood up for d) got on to
  4. 4. 15. I'm sorry, Mr Fenner's line is ... .Will you hang on, or will you call back later? a) occupied b) engaged c) full d) connected 16. ... reaching the summit, the first thing they did was to raise their national flag. a) when b) the moment c) on d) as soon as 17. In spite of the number of cars involved in the accident, there was only one ... , a woman with a broken leg. a) injury b) casualty c) case d) patient 18. Can you ... to us exactly how the machine works? a) tell b) convince c) say d) explain 19. They had ... left the house before the children started arguing. a) just b) even c) hard d) scarcely
  5. 5. 20. Grace went back to the office to ... she had turned all the lights off. a) make sure b) wonder c) go over d) look 21. If we want to get there as cheaply as we can, it will ... flying overnight. a) want b) have to c) mean d) need 22. She waited ... the lecturer had stopped speaking before asking her question. a) when b) by the time c) before d) until 23. The suspect ... that he knew nothing about the stolen property, but we knew he was lying. a) ran out b) turned out c) spoke out d) made out 24. I don't suppose you could lend me some money ...? a) do you b) could you c) don't you d) couldn't you
  6. 6. 25. 'Is the tip included in the bill?' 'No, I don't think so. It says at the bottom of the menu "Gratuities at your own ...". a) will b) discretion c) desire d) consideration 26. Produce is commonly shipped across the United States in large ......(crates). a) wooden boxes b) box cars c) trucks d) quantities 27. Because of the baby boom of the 1980s, preschools in the U.S. have ...... (proliferated). a) changed in philosophy b) increased in numbers c) become more crowded d) become more expensive 28. Even though he was ...(obese), Oliver Hardy gained fame as a comedian. a) dying b) crazy c) unhappy d) fat 29. Crimes against property have risen in the U.S and other ..... (urbanized) countries. a) rich b) large c) multicultural d) metropolitan
  7. 7. 30. Raccoons and sormice are examples of animals that ......... (hibernate) several months of the year. a) sleep b) fast c) lose hair d) store food 31. The California condor has become ........ (scarce) during this century. a) easily frightened b) prone to disease c) fewer in numbers d) difficult to catch 32. Charles Darwin and A.R.Wallace published their ideas on evolution .... (simultaneously) in 1858. a) in the same book b) for the same people c) on the same topic d) at the same time 33. In coastal areas where there is .... (an abundance) of fish, the fishing industry prospers. a) more than sufficient quantity b) a wide variety c) a unique type d) a common diet 34. There is a common ....(superstition) that a ring around the moon means that rain will come soon. a) attitude b) speculation c) peace d) approach
  8. 8. 35. Political refugees often find ........... (sanctuary) in churches. a) happiness b) protection c) peace d) charity 36. Many ...... (pesticides) are available for insects like termites and cock- roaches. a) poisons b) deterrents c) sprays d) medicines 37. Children like to play games in ...... (vacant lots). a) wooded areas b) schoolyards c) empty plots of ground d) open houses 38. If you are going to be in a .... (swamp) area, you should take a mosquito repellent. a) marsh b) jungle c) savanna d) tropical 39. Ralph Nader is an ..... (advocate of) consumer rights. a) an opponent of b) a believer in c) a politician for d) a supporter of
  9. 9. 40. A backyard swimming pool can be a ... (hazard) for small children. a) pleasure b) disaster c) danger d) thrill 41. When the New York Giants lost the football game, the citizens of New York were ....(abject). a) surprised b) disgusted c) relieved d) depressed 42. Canada is a vast country .... (in terms of) its area. a) except for b) with regard to c) in spite of d) because of 43. Tenzing Noka and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first people to ... (scale) Mount Everest. a) climb b) camp on c) discover d) survive on 44. At a high temperature, ... (evaporation) is more rapid than at a lower temperature. a) increase in a liquid b) decreased energy of molecules c) change of a solid into a liquid d) change of liquid into vapor
  10. 10. 45. A huge mountain chain in Europe is formed by ... (linking) the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Carpathians. a) dividing b) surpassing c) surrounding d) joining 46. John Foster Dulles ... (achieved) recognition in the U.S as an international lawyer in the 1930s. a) fought for b) gained c) wrote about d) chose 47. In 1936, Edward VIII ... (renounced) his title to the British throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson. a) gave up b) threw away c) let down d) put in 48. Many children looked ... (emaciated) during the drought. a) sick b) unhappy c) thin d) lonely 49. An increasing number of women in the 1980s delayed marriage and childbirth in order to ... (launch) their careers. a) postpone b) expand c) begin d) participate in
  11. 11. 50. According to Carl Sagan, the Earth is a tiny and fragile world that needs to be ... (cherished). a) explored b) valued c) unified d) developed 51. In certain areas of many cities, it is against the law to ... (loiter). a) throw paper b) stand around c) join a mob d) carry a weapon 52. During the 1980s, women entered the work force ... (in droves). a) seriously b) fervently c) in large numbers d) in management positions 53. Taking some kinds of medicine will cause your body to ... (retain) fluids. a) sustain b) inject c) lose d) keep 54. ... (Down) pillows are very popular. a) floor b) beanbag c) feather d) polyester
  12. 12. 55. In most public building, ... (ramps) are installed for handicapped people. a) sloped walkways b) safe handrails c) low telephones d) wide doorways 56. Do not leave the iron on that delicate fabric or the heat will ... (scorch) it. a) melt b) press c) discolour d) wrinkle 57. The ... (stray) dog was picked up by the dog catcher because he had no collar. a) dirty b) sick c) unfriendly d) homeless 58. His ... (apparel) showed him to be a successful man. a) clothing b) confidence c) answer d) manner 59. During the war, the shipping lanes proved ... (vulnerable) to attack. a) susceptible b) dangerous c) futile d) feasible
  13. 13. 60. The charges brought against the government official finally hurt nothing but his ... (vanity). a) family b) prospects c) pride d) image 61. Questions 61-65: Research into happiness is always open to question. Do people, when asked, tell the truth about whether or not they are happy? Isn't it peculiar to tell a complete stranger that you are miserable? Possibly. Nevertheless, people who fill in questionnaires without giving their names show the same sort of results as those in open interview. It might also be suggested that people do not know whether they are happy or not. But, if you belive that it honestly when asked, the research makes some fascinating discoveries. It is interesting to note what does not necessarily make you happy. Class, wealth, social position, intelligence and race are all poor indicatiors (although poverty is a good indicator of unhappiness). Women are slightly happier than men, and older poeple rather more satisfied - though less jouful - than younger people. But most people are - or claim to be - happy. This is, surprisingly, the same for everyone. 'Whatever situation people are in, whether thay are prisoners or lottery winners, roughly the same levels of happiness on average can be found'. Most people score six or seven on scale of one to ten. Marriage is a greater source of happiness than being single. 35 per cent of married men and 41.5 per cent. However, having children is not the source of happiness many believe it to be. Survey after survey shows that happiness levels begin to fall after the birth of a child, reaching their lowest point in the teenage years and only returning to previous levels when the children leave home. This is rathe strange, since people keep on having kids despite the clear evidence that having children makes you less happy. One possible explanation is that these are things that people consider more valuable than happiness, like a feeling of being worthwhile. Or maybe bad marriages stick together because of children. 61. Why could research into happiness be unreliable? a) It isn't possible to identify the people answering the questions. b) Those filling in questionaires can copy other people's answers. c) People don't tell the truth when talking to strangers. d) People may not be sure of their own emotions.
  14. 14. 62. What did the researchers discover about levels of happiness? a) A sudden change in circumstances can make people less happy. b) Childhood is the happiest time of life. c) There is little variation from one person to the next. d) Successful people are more likely to be happy. 63. According to the research, which people would be happiest? a) Single people b) The parents of teenagers c) Married couples with a new baby d) Married couples without children 64. According to the passage, it is difficult to explain why people... a) remain married in spite of being unhappy b) consider marriage worthwhile c) continue to have children d) value happiness more than anything else 65. In general, the writer thinks the results of the research are ... a) incorrect b) unbelievable c) unexpected d) unfair 66. Questions 66-72 Though Paul Gauguin, himself, recognized both the "sensitive" and the "savage" as two opposing sides of his character, in his career as an artist he thought of himself as "the savage". He tended to disregard convention and abandon social responsibilities. He felt that only by renouncing the ordinary could he be the artist he wanted to be. He justified his quarreling with friends, his leaving his wife and children, and his promiscuity, because he believed it to be the only way his art could be liberated. In his attitude can be found seeds for art in the 20th century: the art of the primitive, of symbol, and of imagination. He wanted to escape from merely observing naturalism to using abstract color and form as conveyors of feeling. He wanted to free painting from all
  15. 15. restrictions. He began to carry his art deep into the realm of myth and dream with the idea that mystery and enigma were essential to art. 66. What is the author's purpose in this passage? a) To compare two sides of Gauguin's character. b) To describe Gauguin's relationship with his family c) To introduce the sensitivity in Gauguin's art d) To discuss the effects of the "savage" side of Gauguin's character 67. Which of the following is the best title for this passage? a) Gauguin's Escape b) Gauguin: Myth and Reality c) The Life of Paul Gauguin d) Attitude and Art 68. According to the passage, Gauguin ... a) divorced his wife b) lived alone c) liberated his family d) disregarded society's rules 69. Which of the following is NOT suppported by the passage? a) Gauguin justified his behavior b) Gauguin quarreled with his friends c) Gauguin left his family d) Gauguin promised to come back 70. It can be inferred from the passage that the art of the coming century would be more ... a) colorful b) naturalistic c) symbolic d) complex
  16. 16. 71. From the passage we can jnfer that Gauguin wanted to ... a) paint in new way b) restrict forms of art c) make new friends d) liberate society 72. The best synonym for "savage" in this passage is ... a) cruel b) crude c) fierce d) untamed 73. Questions 73-79 The life of the sea otter, known to some people as a "floating teddy bear" and to scientists as Enhydra lutris, has not been easy, conservationists say. Their population off the California coast diminished from 18,000 in 1800 to 7,724 in 1988. In the 19th century, they were brought to the brink of extinction by American, Russian, and Spanish fur traders. But in 1938 a rancher spotted several of to small furry animals floating on their backs, their usual position, off the coast of California. Since then, their numbers have slowly multiplied. The problem now is not that people hunt them for their furs but that the sea otters are at odds with commercial shellfish industry. Many people in the shellfish industry want to get rid of the otters because they eat the very things that the industry wants: clams, abalone, lobster, crabs, and sea urchins. Another danger for the sea otter comes from the oil industry. Sea otters have no insulating layer of blubber to keep them warm in 50-degree waters. What keeps them warm is their long, thick fur. This fur must be kept fluffy and full of air bubbles in order to keep water from coming in direct contact with the otter's skin. If there is an oil spill, as has been common is recent years, the oil could mat the sea otter's fur, which would cause death by freezing within hours. As a result, conservatinists are now concerned about what might happen if a large number of sea otters and an oil slick meet. 73. Which of the following is the best title for this passage? a) Sea Otters: A Conservationist's Concern b) Oil Slicks c) Sea Otters and Their Fur d) The Life of the Sea Otter
  17. 17. 74. A sea otter is ... a) a furry animal b) a teddy bear c) a shellfish d) a sea bird 75. What happened to sea otters in the 19th century? a) The numbers of sea otters increased. b) The shellfish industry caused the extinction of sea otters. c) Conservationists protected the sea otters. d) Sea otters were killed for their fur. 76. According to the passage, what protects sea otters from the cold? a) Extra fat b) Insulation c) Matted coats d) Fluffy fur 77. The word "spotted" in the passage could best be substituted by which of the following? a) Shot b) Recorded c) Saw d) Caught 78. Which of these would be a problem for sea otters? a) Warm weather b) Tangled hair c) Bubbly water d) Shellfish
  18. 18. 79. What major problem are the conservationists concerned about? a) Freezing weather b) An accident by the oil industry c) Oily skin d) Air bubbles coming in contact with the sea otter's skin 80. Questions 80-86 But the most important role of the Library of Congress is to serve as the research and reference arm of Congress. The library provides legislators with the information they need to learn about the issues facing them. The library staff answers more than 450.000 queries a year, ranging from very simple requests to extremely complex issues. In addition, people on the library staff will prepare summaries of major legislation and bills to help Congress members stay abreast of daily legislation. The library staff includes people of all backgrounds from civil engineers and oceanographers to experts in labor relations. Their most important function is to provide pojective, unbiased information to Congress. They present all sides of issues, allowing the legistators to make up their own minds as to the effects of the issue involved. There is an additional department for foreign law. The Law Library answers congressional requests for analysis of foreign legislature and legal issues. The Law Library's legal specialists are proficient in fifty diffierent languages. 80. What did the paragraph preceding this passage most likely discuss? a) Other libraries in the USA b) Other functions of the Library of Congress c) Other duties of legislators d) Other research organizations 81. The word "arm" in line 2 is closest in meaning to ... a) weapon b) limb c) branch d) support
  19. 19. 82. The main job of the Library of Congress is to ... a) research information b) store books c) study law d) hire experts 83. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a way that the library staff helps legislators? a) Preparing summaries b) Presenting their points of view c) Reading in foreign languages d) Keeping up-to-date 84. For whom is this passage most likely written? a) Congress members b) The public c) The library staff d) Lawyers 85. According to the passage, staff members ... a) present contrasting views b) ask the legislators for help c) give personal opinions d) are lawyers 86. The author is trying to be ... a) biased b) superficial c) informative d) cheerful
  20. 20. 87. Question 87-91 Having reached the highest point of route according to plan, we discovered something the map had not told us. It was impossible to climb down into the Kingo valley. The river lay deep between mountain sides that were almost vertical. We couldn't find any animal tracks, which usually show the best way across country, and the slopes were covered so thickly with bushes that we could not see the nature of the ground. We had somehow to break through to the river which would give us our direction out of the mountains into the inhabited lowlands. Our guide cut a narrow path through the bushes with his long knife and we followed in single file. Progress was slow.Then, when we thought we had really reached the river, we found ourselves instead on the edge of a cliff with a straight drop of 1.000 feer to the water below. We climbed back up the slope and began to look for another way down. We climbed, slipped, sweated and scratched our hands to pieces and finally arrived at the river. Happily we strode downhill along its bank without having to cut our way. However, after a few miles the river entered a steep-sided gap between rocks and suddenly dropped thirty-five feet over a waterfall. There was no path alongside it and no way round it. Then one of the guides saw a way of overcoming the difficulty. There was a fallen tree lying upside down over the waterfall with its leafy top resting on the opposite bank below the falls. Without hesitation he climbed down the slippery trunk to show us how easy it was. Having got to the fork of the tree, he moved hand over hand along a branch for four or five feet with his legs hanging in space, then he dropped onto the flat bank the other side, throwing his arms in the air like a footballer who has scored a goal, and cheerfully waving us on. 87. Having reached the highest point on their route, the travellers expected to be able to ... a) track animals to the river b) put away the maps they had been using c) approach the river from a different direction d) get down to the river without much difficulty 88. The travellers wanted to get to the river because ... a) it would lead then to the waterfall b) it would show them which way to go c) it was the only possible route out of the mountains d) it was a quicker route than going over the mountains
  21. 21. 89. One reason why the travellers took so long to get to the river was that ... a) it was too hot to move quickly b) there was no proper path c) they all tried to go different ways d) they could not follow the animal tracks 90. The travellers were happy when they reached the river because ... a) they had a sense of achievement b) the going was much easier then c) they were eager to see the waterfall d) they knew they were near their destination 91. To get past the waterfall the guide had to ... a) use a fallen tree as a kind of bridge b) cross the river above the waterfall c) slide down a steep river bank d) swing across the river from a high branch 92. Questions 92-95 I hated almost every day of my time at boarding school and, in any case, my first term was a disaster. I found it very difficult to settle down, and my unhappiness was made worse because I was also unhappy at home. A happy home life gives you a base from which you can go into the world with confidence. But if life at home is difficult, life away at boarding school is almost impossible. Apart from having to keep to a great many rules and customs, many of which seemed to me stupid, we were never allowed to be alone. You had to be with another boy at all times. I am extremely dependent on being alone as part of every day, so daily life at school was very hard for me, though the over boys managed fairly well. In the middle of the first term I developed a cough. The school nurse said it was a 'stomach-cough', whatever that may be, and gave me some pills. However, afterwards, playing football in a snowstorm, I suddenly could not breathe properly and was taken to the hospital ill with bronchitis and pneumonia. Almost at once I was put into a small room with another boy who was allso very ill. He died and I nearly did .My main memory of my stay at the hospital was that the night-nurses used to get together in my room and play cards and chat. Keeping the light on and keeping me awake when I was seriously ill didn't bother them. When I had recovered I was sent home for a few weeks and missed a term. When I returned to school, I was sent to bed early because of my illness,
  22. 22. and so managed to get a brief period alone every day. Later on. when I went into the Senior part of the school, I was allowed to go to the school library by myself, which was a great improvement. The day I left the school, the headmaster said goodbye and asked whether it was a sad day for me. I replied that it was the happiest day of my life. He said I would come to think of my time at the school very differently. I said that I was sure that I would not. Though I have had unhappy days since that day, I have found that my conclusions then - that nothing afterwards could ever be so bad as boarding school - have been proved true. 92. The author's illness during the first term was ... a) so serious he nearly died b) coused by getting cold when playing games c) not so bad as he had feared d) not treated by the school nurse 93. In the hospital he ... a) felt very sorry for the other patients b) was afraid to bother the nurses c) didn't notice whether it was night or day d) found the nurses' behaviour disturbed him 94. The result of his illness was that he ... a) was away from school for a year b) was taught in the school for a year c) had some private time for himself d) had to do his homework in bed 95. When the author was leaving school, the headmaster believed the author would ... a) realise how good school life had been b) be unhappy after he left school c) be thankful to be leaving school d) regret his last day at school.
  23. 23. 96. Questions 96-100 A national political struggle is continuing over the issue of protection for the remnants of vast ancient forests that once covered the northwestern areas of the United States. These old forests, called 'old growth', contain trees from 200 to 1.200 years old. There are now about 6 million acres of virgin forest in Washington and Oregon, only about one-tenth of what existed before the 1800s. This old growth contains some of the most valuable timber in the nation, but its economic worth is also contained in its water, wildlife, scenery, and recreational facilities. Conservationists want the majority of existing old growth protected from harvesting. They emphasize the vital relationship between old growth and the health of the forest's ecosystem. They cite studies that show that both downed and standing old trees store and release nutrients necessary to younger trees. On the other hand, much of the Northwest's economy is developed around the logging industry. Trees are cut down to make wood products, and many mills are geared for old-growth industry. In recent years, 500 acres of old growth have been logged, including trees up to 500 years old and eight feet in diameter. Although the U.S. Forest Service wrestles with the problem of how much of the forest to save, the harvesting of timber continues. The district office refuses to remove any of the old growth from timber production. The struggle is continuing at the national level, with strong proponents on both sides. 96. The best title for this passage is ... a) Ancient Forests of the Northwest b) The U.S Forest Service c) The Harvesting of Old-Growth Timber d) The Wood-Based Economy of the Northwest 97. According to this passage, conservationists would agree that ... a) old-growth trees are not be taken away b) fallen trees should not be taken away c) most of the old-growth trees do not need protection d) young trees should not be logged 98. Before the 1800s ... a) there were six million trees b) old growth was not cut down c) the trees had more economic value d) there were more virgin forests
  24. 24. 99. The struggle is between ... a) Oregon and Washington b) Oregon and the U.S Forest Service c) conservationists and the state of Oregon d) conservationists and the state of Oregon 100. Studies show that young trees gain nutrients from ..... a) wildlife b) virgins c) old trees d) wood products

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