1. I’m not a serious investor, but I like to _______ in the stock market. A. splashB. splatterC. paddleD. dabble 2. In all _______ there will never be a Third World War. 3. He had to retire from the match, suffering from a _______ ligament. 4. You have to be rich to send a child to a private school because the fees are _______. 5. Archaeology is one of the most interesting scientific _______. A. divisionsB. disciplinesC. mattersD. compartments 6. It is doubtful whether the momentum of the peace movement can be _______. 7. Conversations you strike up with travelling acquaintances usually tend to be _______. 8. Charles Babbage’s difference engine was widely regarded as the _______ of the computer. 9. He was in his late fifties, with staring eyes and a _______ hairline. A. stragglingB. recedingC. bushyD. curly 10. After several hours on the road, they became _______ to the fact that they would never reach the hotel by nightfall. 2
11. The professor’s _______ theory is that singing preceded speech. 12. A local charity benefited from the _______ of the annual summer fête. 13. Two months is _______ time to allow for the job to be completed. A. profuseB. protractedC. ampleD. extensive 14. After her eye operation she had to wear an eye _______ for protection. 15. The noise of the machinery _______ the words of the factory manager. 16. You look so much like someone I knew years ago. It’s quite ______. 17. There’s no danger in using this machine as long as you ______ to the safety regulations. A. complyB. adhereC. observeD. abide 18. ______ the difficulty of the task, I shall be lucky to complete it by May. 19. I haven’t got the time to do my own work, ______ help you with yours. 20. There has been so much media ______ of the coming election that people have got bored with it. Your answers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Part 2 . Underline and correct ten mistakes in the text. (10 points) These days, many people are afraid of nuclear technology because of the dangers associated with its usage. In my opinion, though it is true that nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat for life, the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes also carries some serious risks. Nuclear power stations provide an important source of cheap power for many industrializing nations and some developing countries. However, there is always the danger of radiation leaked from these plants. Even though safety precautions are taken, there have been numourous disasters as the explosion of a nuclear plant in Russia not long before.
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