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PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each)
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answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (21 marks)
Dads keep their distance at home
Sixteen-year-old Chan Tin-chi says he loves his father, yet he cannot (28) his father`s age or when his birthday
is, and only vaguely (29) what he does for (30) . The father and son live in the same flat but they (31)
have dinner together once or twice a year, and hardly ever (32) their free time in each other`s (33) .
We seldom talk (34) we barely see each other,` explains Tin-chi. My father works (35) hours. He starts
work at 10 a.m. and finishes around midnight, and he only has three days off every month.`
It sounds (36) Tin-chi and his father (37) an argumentative relationship but, on the contrary, Tin-chi and
his father never fight (38) each other. In fact, they hardly ever communicate. Tin-chi says that when he tries to
talk to his father, he only (39) short responses and shows very little interest. However, he has a much better
relationship with his mother.
Tin-chi is not alone in being distant from his father. A recent survey, which (40) among more than one
thousand Eorm 2 to Eorm 6 students of (41) sexes, revealed that most teenagers in local Chinese families are
alienated from their fathers, not (42) of conflict, but lack of communication.
Dr Sandra Lo, a researcher involved in the study, explains, We found that teenagers argued (43) had
disagreements with mothers far more than they (44) with their fathers. However, both girls and boys see their
mothers as the better parent because they talk (45) and spend more time with them, thereby becoming closer to
them. (46) of conflict does not necessarily imply a good relationship. It can mean indifference and an absence of
emotional attachment.`
To help improve the situation, Dr Lo (47) teenagers to try to be more open with their fathers and says that the
fathers should play a more active role in their children`s lives. Eathers miss a lot from family life if they concentrate
only on their work,` she says. They should come (48) for dinner more often.`
(Ereely adapted from an article by Ada Yuen in the South China Morning Post, 13 August 1996.)
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28. A. imagine
B. believe
C. recall
D. know
29. A. thinks
B. knows
C. hears
D. wonders
30. A. a living
B. work
C. a job
D. life
31. A. never
B. only
C. seldom
D. nearly
32. A. spend
B. spent
C. will spend
D. spending
*33. A. group
B. absence
C. association
D. company
34. A. besides
B. although
C. therefore
D. because
* This item was deleted.
*35. A. many
B. several
C. long
D. extra
36. A. as
B. though
C. that
D. like
37. A. might have
B. might get
C. will be
D. will have
38. A. for
B. with
C. over
D. between
39. A. says
B. answers
C. gives
D. speaks
40. A. conducted
B. was conducted
C. had been conducted
D. is conducted
41. A. both
B. either
C. each
D. opposite
42. A. a result
B. instead
C. because
D. due
43. A. also
B. yet
C. when
D. and
44. A. wanted
B. felt
C. did
D. thought
45. A. more
B. always
C. much
D. mostly
46. A. Less
B. Lack
C. Little
D. None
47. A. suggests
B. calls
C. advises
D. hopes
48. A. over
B. out
C. along
D. back
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Decide which of the choices given on page 6 would best complete the article if inserted in the blanks. Mark your
answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (19 marks)
Tourists scared away
A top hotel says (30) number of thieves and conmen are cheating tourists (31) the recession
started, driving business away from Hong Kong.
The Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui says one guest a day now (32) bags or purses being stolen,
(33) about one guest a month in 1997. And (34) the past six months, the hotel has received at least 50
complaints about (35) by shops. Most (36) involved cameras and mobile telephones. Staff at the
hotel said they (37) a noticeable increase (38) complaints since December.
Tourists complained of (39) in areas (40) Nathan Road and Lock Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, and
Times Square in Causeway Bay.
‘The number of shops charging very high prices seems to be on the rise since the (41) downturn,’
said the hotel’s communications manager, Therese Necio-Ortega. Assistant manager Justin Williams said the
hotel’s (42) had shown that each dissatisfied customer would tell about 15 people what had happened
(43) them. ‘This shows that people who get (44) in this way are going to think of Hong Kong as a
place (45) shoppers are cheated, (46) a place to go for bargains,’ Mr Williams said.
The Consumer Council may ask the Government to increase its powers to sue rogue traders. Now it
(47) only help consumers (48) legal action and blacklist shops with ‘undesirable sales practices’.
(Freely adapted from an article by Ceri Williams in the Sunday Morning Post, June 6, 1999.)
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30. A. a developing
B. an improving
C. a growing
D. a lifting
31. A. when
B. as
C. although
D. since
32. A. reports
B. complains
C. claims
D. declares
33. A. in addition to
B. in place of
C. compared with
D. similar to
34. A. after
B. over
C. since
D. between
35. A. overcharging
B. stealing
C. bargaining
D. pickpocketing
36. A. descriptions
B. crimes
C. actions
D. cases
37. A. saw
B. had seen
C. would see
D. were seeing
38. A. in
B. by
C. with
D. over
39. A. cheated
B. been cheated
C. being cheated
D. having cheated
40. A. commonly
B. like
C. similar
D. especially
41. A. banking
B. financing
C. economic
D. monetary
42. A. research
B. discovery
C. experiment
D. results
43. A. on
B. to
C. for
D. about
44. A. stolen
B. handled
C. damaged
D. treated
45. A. which
B. that
C. whose
D. where
46. A. hence
B. in spite of
C. contrary to
D. rather than
47. A. can
B. might
C. must
D. need
48. A. make
B. fight
C. take
D. carry
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PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each)
Decide which of the choices given on page 6 would best complete the article if inserted in the blanks. Mark your
answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (22 marks)
Disaster memories pay off at auction
The blockbuster movie Titanic has given rise to a huge increase in sales of memorabilia (28) tickets, postcards
and menus from the ship. Some items from the Titanic can be bought online between now and May 15 at
www.sothebys.amazon.com. (29) follows an auction in London earlier this week which centred on the (30) of
Sarah Roth, who sailed on the Titanic to join her fiancé in America.
Sarah and Daniel Iles had been childhood sweethearts. When the young man emigrated to America in (31) of a
better life, she agreed to wait and follow him when he (32) work and made some money. A year later, in 1912,
when Daniel sent her the money for the (33) to join him in New York, Sarah (34) to buy one of the last third-
class tickets on the Titanic.
Sarah survived the disaster – which claimed 1,500 (35) – but lost nearly everything. The only thing that she
did not lose was her handbag (36) her third-class inspection card and ticket holder. Eight days after the sinking, she
married Daniel in New York.
The inspection card made US$19,500 (37) her ticket holder went for US$1,800. Also sold, for US$2,300, was
a collection of correspondence written after the event.
The letters include a dramatic account of how she woke up (38) that the ship had stopped. She wrote, ‘I dressed
and left the cabin to see what was happening. I (39) a conversation with my friend and her husband and we waited
in the corridor. On seeing some officers, we (40) them what the matter was and they said that the ship (41) an
iceberg but reassured us that there was no danger and nothing to be worried (42) .’ (43) , minutes later, another
officer ordered her to put her lifebelt on and proceed towards the second-class deck. It was at this point (44) she
grabbed her handbag. As she climbed the ladder, Sarah saw that there was a gate (45) other third-class passengers
from getting anywhere near the lifeboats. When she reached the top, she (46) a lifeboat that was about to be
lowered (47) the water and hurried towards it.
Sarah’s inspection card is believed to be unique since so few people from the third-class deck came out of the
disaster alive. The prices at this auction are far higher than previous (48) , suggesting that the Titanic boom is not
over (49) .
(Adapted from an article in the Guardian,
URL: http://www.guardianunlimited.co.u…ve/Article/0, 4273,4015184,00.html)
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PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each)

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answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (22 marks)



Sleeping keeps you awake

Imagine that you are sitting at your desk and your teacher is (29) something to the class. It is two o’clock
on a hot and humid afternoon. You are still full (30) lunch and you are finding it very difficult to concentrate on
the lesson. Your eyes cannot focus on the board and they are starting to feel very heavy. (31) , your head hits the
desk and you are (32) asleep. Does this sound familiar?

Experts say that (33) sleepy around two or three o’clock in the afternoon is quite common. (34) how
hard people try, they just cannot stay awake. Do you (35) feel like this? (36) you do, experts advise you to
put your head in a comfortable position on your desk, take off your shoes, close your eyes and (37) to sleep. If
your teacher comes over, just explain that you will get (38) done when you wake up. If he is speechless, tell him
that recent research (39) that a quick sleep during the day is good for you and that your work (40) as a
result.

(41) is the research? Researchers from Japan’s Centre for Mental Health studied the sleeping (42) of
24 workers. Twelve lucky workers (43) to take a nap in the afternoon and the other twelve (44) continue
working. The researchers then (45) some tests on all the workers to find out how alert and efficient they were.
The results showed that the people who had been allowed to sleep scored about 10 per cent higher on the tests than
those who had not been allowed any sleep at all. The researchers continued (46) their tests for several hours and
discovered that the ‘sleepers’ (47) performed better in tests done two or three hours later. (48) was found
that sleeping position affected the workers’ performance as well. People who slept sitting up were more clear-headed
and became alert more quickly than those who lay down. The workers who lay down got too comfortable
and (49) slept more deeply. As a result, it was several hours before they were completely alert again.

(50) , the next time you feel sleepy in class, see if your teacher will let you put your head on your desk and
have a quick sleep. If this is not possible, just get someone to shine a bright light in your face!

Go on to the next page

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29. A. talking
B. discussing
C. speaking
D. explaining


30. A. during
B. from
C. at
D. by


31. A. All the time
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C. All of a sudden
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32. A. deep
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33. A. feel
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34. A. Despite
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35. A. still
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36. A. If
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37. A. fall
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39. A. tells
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40. A. has improved
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41. A. How
B. Which
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42. A. methods
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43. A. are being told
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44. A. had to
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45. A. did
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46. A. on
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47. A. still
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Assistant manager Justin Williams said the hotel’s (43) place (42) had shown that each dissatisfied customer would tell about 15 people what had happened (44) in this way are going to think of Hong Kong as a them. complaints about hotel said they a noticeable increase Tourists complained of Times Square in Causeway Bay. Staff at the complaints since December. Mark your answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. driving business away from Hong Kong. ‘This shows that people who get (45) shoppers are cheated. The Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui says one guest a day now (33) about one guest a month in 1997. The Consumer Council may ask the Government to increase its powers to sue rogue traders. (39) in areas (40) Nathan Road and Lock Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.’ said the hotel’s communications manager.’ Mr Williams said. And (35) (37) by shops. (19 marks) Tourists scared away A top hotel says (30) number of thieves and conmen are cheating tourists (31) the recession started.PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each) Decide which of the choices given on page 6 would best complete the article if inserted in the blanks. 1999. Most (34) (36) (38) (32) bags or purses being stolen. Now it (47) only help consumers (48) legal action and blacklist shops with ‘undesirable sales practices’. June 6. the past six months. Therese Necio-Ortega. the hotel has received at least 50 involved cameras and mobile telephones. (Freely adapted from an article by Ceri Williams in the Sunday Morning Post.) 2000-CE-ENG LANG B2–6 All Rights Reserved 2000 -5- . and ‘The number of shops charging very high prices seems to be on the rise since the (41) downturn. (46) a place to go for bargains.

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She wrote.4015184. (28) tickets.sothebys. As she climbed the ladder. (34) to buy one of the last third- to join him in New York. ‘I dressed a conversation with my friend and her husband and we waited them what the matter was and they said that the ship (42) . The prices at this auction are far higher than previous over (49) .’ (43) (41) an (40) iceberg but reassured us that there was no danger and nothing to be worried . The only thing that she her third-class inspection card and ticket holder.u…ve/Article/0. www.com.guardianunlimited. for US$2.500 (37) her ticket holder went for US$1. When the young man emigrated to America in better life. When she reached the top.PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each) Decide which of the choices given on page 6 would best complete the article if inserted in the blanks. Sarah and Daniel Iles had been childhood sweethearts. was a collection of correspondence written after the event. Also sold. in 1912. On seeing some officers. (22 marks) Disaster memories pay off at auction The blockbuster movie Titanic has given rise to a huge increase in sales of memorabilia and menus from the ship. Sarah Sarah survived the disaster – which claimed 1. 4273. who sailed on the Titanic to join her fiancé in America. It was at this point grabbed her handbag. postcards Some items from the Titanic can be bought online between now and May 15 at (29) follows an auction in London earlier this week which centred on the (30) of Sarah Roth. (33) (32) (31) of a work and made some money.html) 2001-CE-ENG LANG B2–6 –5– .800. another (44) she officer ordered her to put her lifebelt on and proceed towards the second-class deck. Mark your answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. (46) (45) other third-class passengers a lifeboat that was about to be Sarah’s inspection card is believed to be unique since so few people from the third-class deck came out of the disaster alive. suggesting that the Titanic boom is not (Adapted from an article in the Guardian. URL: http://www. I in the corridor.00. she agreed to wait and follow him when he when Daniel sent her the money for the class tickets on the Titanic. A year later. she The inspection card made US$19. (48) . (36) (35) – but lost nearly everything.500 did not lose was her handbag married Daniel in New York. The letters include a dramatic account of how she woke up and left the cabin to see what was happening. she lowered (47) the water and hurried towards it. minutes later.co. Sarah saw that there was a gate from getting anywhere near the lifeboats.300. we (39) (38) that the ship had stopped.amazon. Eight days after the sinking.

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your head hits the the lesson. tell him (40) as a that a quick sleep during the day is good for you and that your work (41) is the research? Researchers from Japan’s Centre for Mental Health studied the sleeping (43) to take a nap in the afternoon and the other twelve (44) (42) of 24 workers. The researchers then (45) continue some tests on all the workers to find out how alert and efficient they were. You are still full (30) (29) something to the class. the next time you feel sleepy in class. The researchers continued discovered that the ‘sleepers’ (47) (46) their tests for several hours and (48) was found performed better in tests done two or three hours later. and (49) The workers who lay down got too comfortable slept more deeply. just explain that you will get that recent research result. close your eyes and your teacher comes over. Do you you do. take off your shoes. People who slept sitting up were more clear-headed and became alert more quickly than those who lay down. Does this sound familiar? Experts say that (33) sleepy around two or three o’clock in the afternoon is quite common. If put your head in a comfortable position on your desk. It is two o’clock lunch and you are finding it very difficult to concentrate on (31) . If this is not possible. just get someone to shine a bright light in your face! 2002-CE-ENG LANG B2–6 All Rights Reserved 2002 5 . (39) (38) done when you wake up. As a result. it was several hours before they were completely alert again. desk and you are (32) asleep. experts advise you to (37) to sleep. (50) . that sleeping position affected the workers’ performance as well. Your eyes cannot focus on the board and they are starting to feel very heavy.PART 2 USAGE (1 mark each) Decide which of the choices given on page 6 would best complete the article if inserted in the blanks. they just cannot stay awake. (22 marks) Sleeping keeps you awake Imagine that you are sitting at your desk and your teacher is on a hot and humid afternoon. see if your teacher will let you put your head on your desk and have a quick sleep. If he is speechless. (35) feel like this? (36) (34) how hard people try. Twelve lucky workers working. The results showed that the people who had been allowed to sleep scored about 10 per cent higher on the tests than those who had not been allowed any sleep at all. Mark your answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet.

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