1 Though living far apart， they two often _____ with each other over phone.
2 The consumer complained _____ the agent _____ the bad service.
A with， about
B to， for
C against， of
D of， to
17Steel is ____ of iron and other elements.
A consisted B composed
C formed D made
3 There's too much noise outside. I can't ______ my attention on my work.
4 _____ I'm concerned， it's for you advisable to make your own decision.
A As long as B As far as
C As soon as D As well as
5 Copper _____ electricity better than other materials.
A directs B contract
s C conducts D guides
6 He made a phone call to _____ the time of the flight to Los Angeles.
A examine B approve
C confirm D test
7 We are _____ setting up a special committee to investigate the case.
A thinking B considering
C planning D deciding
8 If you can't figure out the word， you can ____ the dictionary for its accurate meaning.
A check B examine
C look up D consult
9 After she had won the first prize in the beauty _____， she became a professional model.
A sport B match
C game D contest
10 Metals tend to expand when heated and ____ when cooled.
A reduce B contrast
C relieve D contract
11 Devotion and diligence are two main factors _____ to success.
A amounting B contributing
C counting D responding
12 We can't _____ him of having done her wrong.
A deprive B confirm
C convince D believe
13 Being inexperienced， he was lack of the ability to ______ such matter.
A cope B deal
C dispose D handle
14 I don't think we count _____ the dishonest person for help.
A on B in C out D to
15 The book _____ different stages in Chin's history.
A deals B covers
C talks D focuses
16 Those students expect their teacher to _____ from disease very soon.
A cure B treat
C heal D recover
17 Children are often ______ about everything they have never met before.
A familiar B content
C curious D satisfied
18 After careful thought， he _____ to quit his present job.
A judged B considered
C suggested D decided
19 The lack of money ______ his hope of studying abroad.
A failed B beat
C defeated D lost
20 The committee proposed to ______ the project until next year.
A delay B demand
C defend D decorate
21 With sufficient evidence， the thief cannot _____ having stolen the car.
A refuse B reject
C deny D decline
22 He gave up his effort completely _____ his strong desire to become pop singer.
A although B while
C in spite D despite
23 He came to the studio to ______ the photo he had taken during tour.
A develop B wash
C create D invent
24 Tom differs greatly _____ his twin brother ____ personality.
A with， on B from， in
C between， in D in， from
25 I ______ with him as to what is to do next.
A objected B disagreed
C opposed D differ
26 The mother was ______ her baby in beautiful clothes.
A wearing B dressing
C putting on D having on
27 After his parents had died， poverty _____ him to steal.
A had B made C let D drove
28 He was fined because he didn't return the book when it was _____.
A proper B due C fixed D suitable