Part 2 Vocabulary Replacement
This part consists of 15 sentences in which one word or phrase is underlined. Below each sentence, there are 4 choices respectively marked by letters A, B, C and D. Choose the word or phrase that can replace the underlined part without causing any grammatical error or changing the basic meaning of the sentence. There is only ONE right answer. Blacken the corresponding letter as required on your Machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
21. Iceland has the oldest parliament, which goes as far back to 930 A.D. when Althing, the legislative organization, was established.
22. The only problem with the debate last week was that the beginning sounded more like a personal attack than a dispassionate, intellectual arguing.
23. Susan Jones was at the bus stop well on time to take the 7:01 bus, but she had to miss her breakfast to do it.
A. catch up with
C. run up to
D. be catching
24. Since her father could not drive her to the airport, she requested her uncle to drive her instead.
25. A famous collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabian folktales, the Arabian Nights was supposedly told by the legendary queen Scheherazade to her husband every night for 1,001 days.
26. What may be the oldest fossil footprint yet found was discovered in June 1968 by William J. Meister, a non-professional fossil collector.
A. a part-time
B. a spare-time
C. an untrained
D. an amateur
27. Most of us think of sharks as dangerous, owing to lack of information rather than fear.
A. due to
28. Double Eagle II, the first trans-Atlantic balloon, was greeted by avid crowds in France.
29. The discovery of the connection between aspirin and Reyessyndrome, a rare and deadly ailment, is a recent example of the caution with which drugs must be used, even for medical purposes.
30. My parents moved out of their old home sometime last year after they had celebrated their 50th year there.
B. years old
31. The library she worked in lent books, magazines, audio-cassettes and maps to its customers, who could keep them for four weeks.
32. A common question that people ask a story writer is whether or not he has experienced what he has written about.
33. At the World Literacy Center, an organization that works to help people read, the helpers work hard, enabling them to successfully reach their goals.
34. The officers made it clear that they were letting her go only because that she was old and not because she was above suspicion.
A. for reason
B. due to
C. because of
D. on the grounds
35. The book, which is a useful guide for today’s young people, deals with many questions and problems that face them at school and at home as well as in society.
A. are faced
C. in opposition