1．It was _____ that we went for a picnic in the country.
A．such nice a day B．such nice day
C．so nice a day D．so nice day
2．I don’t think that Jack will come tomorrow morning, _________ ?
A．does he B．will he
C．doesn’t he D．won’t he
3．By the end of next month I ______ here for five years.
A．will work B．have been working
C．have worked D．will have been working
4．Much research _______ into the possible causes of the disease in the past few years.
A．has been done B．was done
C．have been done D．were done
5．The manager would rather his daughter _____ in the same company.
A．would not work B．will not work
C．does not work D．did not work
6．Mike promised to keep me ______ how our business was going on.
A．informed B．informed of
C．to be informed D．to be informed of
7．I have no objection ______ for a hike on the mountains with Cynthia.
A．to go B．going
C．to going D．of going
8．____ a teacher in our college, it is necessary to have at least a master’s degree.
A．To become B．One becomes
C．Becoming of D．Who becomes
9．All the task ______ ahead of time, we planned to go on holiday for a week.
A．had fulfilled B．having fulfilled
C．were fulfilled D．having been fulfilled
10．Not until the game had begun ______ the sports ground.
A．did Peter arrive at B．Peter arrived at
C．didn’t Peter arrive at D．Peter didn’t arrive at
11．I didn’t send out my application form last week, but I ________.
A．had to B．might have to
C．have had D．should have
12．I will give the ticket to _______ wants to have it.
C．some one D．anyone
13．The reason _______ I did not go to the lecture yesterday was that I had something important to do.
A．which B．for that
14．Be careful with those explosives _______ end up killing ourselves.
A．then we won’t B．but we won’t
C．or we will D．and we will
15．I don’t play basketball any more, _________ when I was a child.
A．but I used to B．I used to
C．but I used to do D．I used to do
16．Living here at the top of the mountain with no one else near, the old man must be very ____.
17．Her name was on the waiting list for an emergency liver transplant, but no organ would be ______ for a month or two.
18．____ could give an old man greater pleasure than to imagine he was back in childhood again.
19．Many television _____ seem to enjoy watching the World Cup.
20．To her ____ the men in her classes didn’t deliberately try to embarrass her but accepted her as a fellow student.
A．sorrow and disappointment B．surprise and pleasure
C．anger and frustration D．hatred and resentment
21．The classroom was silent _____ the busy scratching of pens on paper.
A．besides B．apart from
C．except for D．except
22．____ publishing complete novels, he began to write stories in serial form.
A．Instead of B．In spite of
23．The man loves nature and the soil. That is why he has bought a piece of land in the country and __________ to grow his own vegetables.
A．taken the difficulty B．had the trouble
C．had the difficulty D．taken the trouble
24．No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t ______ of what the old woman said.
A．work out B．make sense
C．make sure D．figure out
25．The teacher told us that we didn’t have to _____ every new word we ran into when reading.
A．look over B．look through
C．look up D．look into
26．When he wrote to his father that he wanted to ____ his education and get married, his father cut off his allowance.
A．give up B．give out
C．give in D．give away
27．His speech was warmly received. It was several minutes before the applause _______.