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A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A ITU PREP. PROGRAMME PROFICIENCY EXAM JULY 23, 2004 SECTION I. USE of ENGLISH / Questions 1-35 (35 x 1 = 35 points) Choose the alternative that best fits in each blank to make the texts meaningful. Text 1. The Great Wall Myth As science develops, recently collected evidence leads to radical changes in textbooks. One such example is the Great Wall myth. Chinese education officials have even ordered school textbooks to be rewritten to 1 ___________ the myth that the Great Wall can be seen from space. Thanks to Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, people now have accepted the idea that the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space. When he returned from his mission last year, Liwei told reporters he was unable to see the Great Wall of China 2 ___________ the Earth in his craft Shenzhou V. The Beijing Times quoted an official as saying school textbook publishers have been asked to take out the 3 ___________ passages. He said: "Printing this falsehood in our elementary school textbooks is probably the main reason that such a false belief is so widespread. I wish textbook editors 4 ___________ more attention to this issue which creates the wrong impression among people." 1. a) remove b) convey c) focus d) conclude 2. a) on the orbit b) while orbiting c) for orbiting d) to orbit 3. a) relevant b) ignorant c) adequate d) sufficient 4. a) have paid b) had paid c) were paid d) had been paid Text 2. Alternative History Alternative history is generally classified as a type of science fiction, but it also bears some relation to historical fiction. This type of writing 5 ___________ an imaginary world that is identical to ours up to a certain point in history, but at that point, the two worlds differ; some important historical event takes place in one world but not in 6 ___________ , and they then go in different directions. Alternative histories may suppose that some technology 7 ___________ in the world’s history long before it actually happened. For example: What would be different today if computers 8 ___________ in the 18 th century? Many readers find these stories interesting because of the way they stimulate the imagination and get 9 ___________ about the phenomenon of cause and effect in history. 5. a) surrounds b) describes c) detects d) supplies 6. a) other b) others c) another d) the other 7. a) would have been introduced c) will have been introduced b) had been introduced d) is introduced 8. a) had been invented c) are invented b) were invented d) will be invented 9. a) them think b) them to think c) their thinking d) them thought 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
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A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A ITU PREP. PROGRAMME PROFICIENCY EXAM JULY 23, 2004 Text 3. Why Does a Puppy Make Us Feel Better?
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