1. Fill in the blanks in the following text with articles (a/an/the) as necessary. Some of the blanks may not require an article. Put a cross (×) in those blanks. .5×10=5
The process of globalization obviously requires (a) _ common language for international (b) _ communication. For many different reasons, English has achieved (c) _ prestige of being that (d) _ language because it is (e) _ international language. It is no longer (f) _ unique possession of the British or the Americans or other native-speakers, but (g) _ language that belongs to (h) _ world’s people. This phenomenon has led to (i) _ bewildering variety of (j) _ English around us.
2. Complete the text with suitable prepositions. .5×10=5
The Noble Prize is the world’s most prestigious prize. The prize is given (a) _ persons (b) _ most outstanding contribution (c) _ six fields. Economics was added (d) _ the list (e) _ 1969 (f) _ the first time. One prize is awarded (g) _ each field. If there is more than one recipient (h) _ the prize (i) _ one field, the prize money is equally distributed (j) _ all the winners.
3. Complete the sentences with suitable phrases or words given in the box. .5×10=5
(a) He is a lazy man. He does not work an hour _ five hours.
(b) You _ follow the rules of health in order to live well. You should remember that health is wealth.
(c) I _ be poor than be dishonest. Honesty is the best policy.
(d) The man pretended _ he had known everything. A little learning is a dangerous thing.
(e) _ is time for us to work together. Either we stand or fall together.
(f) Formerly _ were a few tea stalls in this country. Now, it is available almost everywhere.
(g) John Keats, an English poet, _ in 1795. Early in life, he tried to qualify himself as a surgeon, but abandoned surgery owing to his passion for literature.
(h) You _ stop taking drug. This may affect your kidney.
(i) _ I reached the station, the train started. I could not avail myself of the train.
(j) Boarder : _ the food _ in your hotel? Waiter : It is quite good.
1. (a) a; (b) ×; (c) the; (d) ×; (e) an; (f) the; (g) a; (h) the; (i) a; (j) ×.
2. (a) to; (b) with; (c) in; (d) in; (e) in; (f) for; (g) in; (h) of; (i) in; (j) among.
3. (a) let alone; (b) have to; (c) would rather; (d) as if; (e) It; (f) there; (g) was born; (h) had better; (i) As soon as; (j) What does — look like.