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Unit 1-3 vocabulary-key

Unit one

1.The protests were part of their against the proposed building development in the area.

A gamble B. campaign C. truce(休战) D. declaration

2.It was reported in the morning newspaper that the train was derailed but there were no .

A casualties

B sufferings

C charges

D hurts

3.The factor in their relationship was their unshakable faith in each other.

A unequaled B. mighty C devastating D crucial

4.We need someone really who can organize the office and make it run smoothly.

A decisive

B efficient

C fierce

D heroic

5.The police have been to patrol the building and surrounding area.

A weakened

B rendered

C instructed

D underestimated

6.The government have just their annual Christmas campaign to stop drunken driving.

A engaged

B withstood

C defended

D launched

7.Oil is an important material which can be processed into many different products, including plastics.

A raw

B bleak阴冷的

C flexible

D fertile

8.Anyone attempting to invade the country will have to the peacekeeping force.

A retreat from

B press on向前推进

C reckon with 估算

D tide over随波逐流

9.Willie's past affection for Emily any new relationship impossible for him.

A seized

B rendered

C froze

D engaged

10.The deepening recession has also in the south of the country, where unemployment is rife (普遍的)。

A caught it off guard

B turned the tide

C taken its toll

D bided its time

11.Pizarro defeated the of the Inca Empire with only a few hundred men.

A alliance

B might

C stroke

D devastation

12.They were determined to with the campaign despite the committee's objection.

A be faced up

B drag on

C be bogged down

D press on

13.If we don't do something soon, the whole theater industry could grind to a .

A halt

B cut

C close

D pause

14.Her publishers knew they were taking a(n) when they agreed to publish such an unusual novel.

A offensive

B launch

C gamble

D initiative

15.The law will apply equally to men and women except maternity leave(产假).

A for the lost of

B at the cost of

C in case of

D in the case of

16.You know I won't your way if you want to apply for a job abroad.

A stand in

B be out of

C be on

D get to

17.Three minutes into the match, Jackson off the pitch with a serious ankle injury.

A limped

B strolled

C waded

D strode

18.The conflict with James has already for two years with no parties willing to compromise.

A pinned down

B dragged on

C called

D held up

19.During the enemy's , no one could leave or enter the city.

A thrust

B conquest

C capture

D siege

20.The lion burst free from the chains and posed threat to the people nearby.

A severe

B harsh

C fierce

D stiff

Unit Two

1.There is still an illegal but trade in ivory between African and South-east Asia.

A magnetic

B realistic

C lucrative

D exotic

2.Recent advances in medical science have the need for most patients to spend long periods in hospital.

A eliminated

B revolutionized

C incorporated

D decreased

3.Jackson's success raised his stature among whites and blacks, who saw him as an effective politician capable of foreign policy as well as domestic policy.

A implementing

B correlating

C outlining

D monitoring

4.He could not have foreseen the economic of running a small farm.

A correlation

B favor

C equivalent

D hazards

5.Could we the small bedroom into a second bathroom?

A converge

B convert

C contribute

D combine

6.Suggestions from the survey have been into the final design.

A involved

B incorporated

C installed

D introduced

7.Her long-cherished childhood ambition became a when she was made a judge.

A prospect

B vapor

C prototype

D reality

8.Some people think being a fashion model must be exciting- in fact it's very .

A hypnotic

B diverse

C monotonous

D mechanical

9.His excuse for being late this morning was that his car had in the snow.

A stared up

B got stuck

C set back

D stood by

10.China's leaders hope the worldwide that an Olympic host city receives will attract more foreign investment.

A volume

B application

C expansion

D exposure

11.When these summits were first established, in 1975, their purpose was to discuss economic issues. Over the years, they have become more wide-ranging, encompassing political and security issues .

A as well

B on a regular basis

C on the whole

D as well as

12.The room was hot and her eyes grew heavy and she began to feel sleepy.

A presently

B currently

C automatically

D precisely

13.Every time a train passed beneath the ground, the whole building seemed to .

A balance

B rotate

C strike

D vibrate

14.Finding chemical and biological weapons by Saddam's regime was a top priority for the U.S.- led forces in the Iraqi War.

A alerted

B exposed

C manufactured

D mounted

15.They still haven't said if I've got the job --- it's all up .

A in the air

B in the dark

C in the distance

D en route

16.Various methods are being explored in order to the volume of traffic on our roads.

A increase

B decrease

C obstruct

D shift

17.The production of reference books has been speeded up with the of computer technology to the task.

A expansion

B implication

C application

D transportation

18.Drivers have been that an escaped prisoner has been seen hitchhiking on the road to Frankfurt.

A observed

B alerted

C allocated

D located

19.The yacht a distress signal which was picked up by a passing steamer.

A sent off

B set out

C started out

D sent out

20.He was waiting with the door open, to jump, as the train pulled into the station.

A matured

B bunched

C poised

D perceived

Unit Three

1.In her bright yellow coat, she was easily in the crowd.

A identifiable

B perceivable

C conceivable

D definable

2.With such a tight job market, levels are unlikely to rise significantly before the end of next year.

A education

B assessment

C deployment

D employment

3.I've read every of information I can find on the subject.

A scratch

B scope

C scrape

D slip

4.She's a woman with a and she's absolutely determined to finish the project.

A vocation

B task

C mission

D mind

5.The on the track looked fierce and her heart sank.

A companion

B competition

C participation

D partner

6.They grin(露齿笑)at the idea, crinkling(起皱)their noses in distaste, suggesting that the monastic life holds no attraction for them.

A mock

B measurable

C meticulous

D miserable

7.Blanche wanted the conversation to finish, otherwise she might become irate(生气)

and something she regretted.

A shout at

B yell to

C blurt out

D call out

8.His hands were tied but he managed to himself free.

A wrest

B wrench

C wrestle

D wrinkle

9.Some of the tunnels in the cliff are natural, some were out by soldiers for defensive purposes.

A constructed

B built

C structured

D carved

10.Why are minority communities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, once poor but and culturally engaging, now centres of terror and despair?

A dirty

B appalling

C benign

D kind

11.We had a marvelous meal at that restaurant you recommended; , I must give you the number of a similar one I know.

A incidentally

B accidentally

C inevitably

D additionally

12.Nurses should not but they need to be sensitive to any cues which indicate a patient's desire to discuss anxieties.

A pray

B pry

C ponder

D provoke

13.You're excellent with her --- she's a very good doctor.

A at ... hands

B in ... hands

C at ... hand

D in ... hand

14.This meeting is a to the one we had last month.

A further

B furtherance

C follow-up

D follow-in

15.Eat well and your complexion will become clear and radiant, your eyes will , your whole appearance will improve.

A sparkle

B startle

C flash

D lighten

16.The room was littered with pieces of metal, coils of wire; the surface of the floor was greasy and the premises generally .

A frantic

B fussy

C futile

D filthy

17.The team blamed injuries and lack of for their failure to win.

A preference

B judgment

C partition

D preparation

18.In innovation as in any other , there is talent, there is ingenuity, and there is knowledge.

A exploitation

B equivalence

C endeavor

D endurance

19.It is even rumored that the end of September is the for the Government's decision.

A dead-end

B deadline

C destiny

D declaration

20.When she had decided to go a job with children, the best she had hoped for was a mother's-help place; she wasn't trained as a nanny or anything like that.

A after

B through

C by

D about

Unit Three

I vocabulary

21.In her bright yellow coat, she was easily in the crowd.

A identifiable

B perceivable

C conceivable

D definable

22.With such a tight job market, levels are unlikely to rise significantly before the end of next year.

A education

B assessment

C deployment

D employment

23.I've read every of information I can find on the subject.

A scratch

B scope

C scrap

D slip

24.She's a woman with a and she's absolutely determined to finish the project.

A vocation

B task

C mission

D mind

25.The on the track looked fierce and her heart sank.

A companion

B competition

C participation

D partner

26.They grin(露齿笑)at the idea, crinkling(起皱)their noses in distaste, suggesting that the monastic life holds no attraction for them.

A mock

B measurable

C meticulous

D miserable

27.Blanche wanted the conversation to finish, otherwise she might become irate(生气)

and something she regretted.

A shout at

B yell to

C blurt out

D call out

28.His hands were tied but he managed to himself free.

A wrest

B wrench

C wrestle

D wrinkle

29.Some of the tunnels in the cliff are natural, some were out by soldiers for defensive purposes.

A constructed

B built

C structured

D carved

30.Why are minority communities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, once poor but and culturally engaging, now centres of terror and despair?

A dirty

B appalling

C benign

D kind

31.We had a marvelous meal at that restaurant you recommended; , I must give you the number of a similar one I know.

A incidentally

B accidentally

C inevitably

D additionally

32.Nurses should not but they need to be sensitive to any cues which indicate a patient's desire to discuss anxieties.

A pray

B pry

C ponder

D provoke

33.You're excellent with her --- she's a very good doctor.

A at ... hands

B in ... hands

C at ... hand

D in ... hand

34.This meeting is a to the one we had last month.

A further

B furtherance

C follow-up

D follow-in

35.Eat well and your complexion will become clear and radiant, your eyes will , your whole appearance will improve.

A sparkle

B startle

C flash

D lighten

36.The room was littered with pieces of metal, coils of wire; the surface of the floor was greasy and the premises generally .

A frantic

B fussy

C futile

D filthy

37.The team blamed injuries and lack of for their failure to win.

A preference

B judgment

C partition

D preparation

38.In innovation as in any other , there is talent, there is ingenuity, and there is knowledge.

A exploitation

B equivalence

C endeavor

D endurance

39.It is even rumored that the end of September is the for the Government's decision.

A dead-end

B deadline

C destiny

D declaration

40.When she had decided to go a job with children, the best she had hoped for was a mother's-help place; she wasn't trained as a nanny or anything like that.

A after

B through

C by

D about

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