23. _____ I'm supposed to work by myself， there are other people who I can interact with.
A. If only B. So long as C. Even if D. As far as
24. We hope that all the measures against sandstorms， _____ was put forward by the committee， will be considered seriously at the meeting .
A. while B. after C. since D. as
25. You are the best for the job _____ you apply your mind to it.
A. until B. if only C. in case D. unless
26. Einstein claimed that matter and energy are interchangeable， _____ there is no “absolute” time and space.
A. so that B. even if C. in case D. in order
27. In a sense， men of this kind begin not so much with a musical theme _____ with a completed composition.
A. but B. than C. as D. that
28. You must push away the many temptations that are always present _____ your schedule is useless.
A. and B. but C. or D. for
1. The more time you waste， the _____（easy）it is to continue wasting time.
2.The _____ （far）away we get from the earth， the thinner the air becomes.
3.The greenest and _____ （plentiful） leaves are the leaves of grasses living all over the world.
4.We know that we are getting even older， and that the nearer a society approximates to zero population growth， the _____ （old） its population is likely to be.
5.Large or fat people who want to look _____（small）than they are usually wear dark clothes.
6. As Jane was the _____ （old）， she looked after the other children in the family.
7. The effect of rapid travel on the body is actually far _____ （disturb） than we realize.
8. The _____ （far） away we get from the earth， the thinner the air becomes.
9.He was unable to sit still for _____ （long） than a few minutes.
10.The more stress you are under， _____ （likely） you are to catch a cold.
11. Is this because pupils from Britain's private schools are more intelligent than those from state schools， or are they simply _____ （well） prepared？
12. They are too easily regarded as evaluated certainties rather than as _____ （raw） of raw materials crying to be processed into the texture of logic.
13. The _______ （good） he feels， the more work he will do.
1.The continuing professional education of _____ （high） educated adults will become a third level in addition to undergraduate and professional or graduate work.
2.The explorers were puzzled over what to do next because they were in a _____ （trick） situation.
3.These electric appliances are all similar in construction but each one is _____ （specialize） in its function.
4. The child was playing _____ （danger） near the edge of the swimming pool.
5.We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere _____（appreciate）of your help.
6.Robots， becoming ___（increase）prevalent in factories， are programmed and engineered to do more jobs.
7.The author of the text expresses a strong _____（disapprove）of working on and off frequently.
8. The government has taken measures to reduce the total energy ______（consume）。
1.Almost everything a manager does _____ decisions； indeed， some suggest that the management process is decision making.
A. imposes B. improvises C. involves D. indicates
2.Astronomers and scientists think that a black hole is a region of space _____which matter has fallen and _____ which nothing can escape.
A. towards … towards B. into … from
C. out of … from D. through … through
3.American men don't cry because it is considered not _____ of men to do so.
A. characteristic B. tolerant C. symbolic D. independent
4.At the end of 1994 the British Government introduced new measures to help _____ domestic workers from abuse by their employers.
A. protect B. suspect C. expect D. inspect
5.The specific use of leisure _____ from individual to individual.
A. ranges B. distinguishes C. varies D. covers
6.Nations are _____ as “aged” when they have 7 per cent or more of their people aged 65 or above.
A. limited B. classified C. originated D. processed
7.It is touching to see how a cat or dog - especially a dog - _____ itself to family and wants to share in all its goings and comings.
A. attributes B. applies C. assigned D. attaches
8.She was more _____ than frightened.
A. surprising B. interested C. hated D. surprised
9.The attention of the public was continually _____ to new possibilities in scientific fields and the discovery of new knowledge.
A. applied B. drawn C. referred D. thrown
10.Few， _____ any，live their lives without some degree of unhappiness and suffering.
A. like B. except C. if D. when
11.Many women are too concerned _____ staying thin and they believe that vitamins are some kind of magic cure to replace food.
A. of B. by C. with D. on
12.In education， there should be a good balance among the branches of knowledge that contribute _____ effective thinking and wise judgment.
A. at B. in C. for D. to
13. _____ the numbers in employment， the hotel industry was the second largest industry in this country last year.
A. In line with B. In terms of C. In accordance with D. In proportion to
14.Air travel is so quick nowadays that we can leave London after breakfast and arrive in New York ____ eight hours.
A. in B. for C. after D. until
15.It is also true that the effect of a drug is much _____ upon youngsters than adults.
A. bigger B. fewer C. greater D. little
16.Because the reading _____ in most college courses are very heavy， students should plan to read every day.
A. assignments B. schedules C. activities D. programs
17.For long-time efficiency and happiness it is best to observe the _____ of health and sound working conditions.
A. principles B. ideas C. elements D. factors
18. _____ their differences， they fell passionately in love with each other.
A. As for B. Owing to C. Despite D. Through
19. _____ yourself to the job in hand， and you'll soon finish it.
A. Reply B. Imply C. Apply D. Supply
20.This will not only keep the study habit alive but also keep you up to ___ on your class assignments and projects.
A. day B. date C. number D. time
21.I can't _____ the meaning of his poem because it's too vague.
A. turn out B. put out C. figure out D. look out
22.Some people think that animal research is irrelevant _ our health and that it can often produce misleading results.
A. with B. at C. on D. to
23. These networks are on the _____ for warning signs that show the weakening of rock layers that can precede an earthquake.
A. eagerness B. alarm C. alert D. guard
24. _____ it was raining， many international tourists were having picnics in the woods.
A. In spite B. In spite of
C. In spite of that D. In spite of the fact that
25. The students would not have made so much progress under less _____conditions.
A. popular B. welcome C. favorable D. prosperous
26.The party has failed to _____ the majority of voters that it is capable of governing the country.
A. trust B. credit C. convince D. believe
27. _____ driving around all day looking for somewhere to park，why don't you take a bus to town？
A. In spite of B. Rather than C. In place of D. Other than
28.The kids are _____ be hungry when they get home-they always are.
A. obliged to B. bound to C. desired to D. motivated to
29.All the characteristics that distinguish birds _____ other animals can be traced to prehistoric times.
A. to B. between C. for D. from
30.When the city was _____， everyone knew that total defeat was certain.
A. cut off B. cut down C. cut across D. cut out
31.In his composition there were no other errors _____ a few misspelled words.
A. beside B. except C. then D. than
32. Is a phone conversation a good substitute _____a face-to-face talk？
A. for B. to C. of D. by
33. When we play a game， we enjoy what we are doing， _____ we should not play it.
A. instead B. otherwise C. nevertheless D. either
34. He asked Julia to marry him but she _____ his proposal.
A. turned up B. turned on C. turned over D. turned down
35. He said he wouldn't _____what would happen next.
A. guarantee B. speculate C. oppose D. promise
36. The literary critics should be as _________ as possible in analysis and judgment.
A. positive B. negative C. subjective D. objective
37. It took a long time for her to _____ the fact that her husband was dismissed.
A. come up against B. come up to C. come up with D. come to terms with
38. As activity carried _____ as one thinks fit in one's spare time， leisure has several functions.
A. on B. out C. off D. over
39. The other timing system belongs in our internal clocks， which， left ___ would tie the body to a 25-hour rhythm.
A. behind B. alone C. out D. aside
40. It has been years _____I returned home.
A. after B. that C. since D. when