Direction:In this section there are some incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence.
. The Americans celebrate Christmas____ the Chinese celebrate the Spring Festival.
A. just as B. as just C. just so D. just the same
. The thief____ the room, took the precious diamond and went away.
A. broke into B. burst apart C. rushed at D. crawled before
. The education____ for the coming year is about $ 4 billion, which is much more than what people expected.
A. allowance B. reservation C. budget D. finance
. She told her children that they must not,____, play with matches.
A. on any account B. to good account C. in no sense D. by no means
. He said____ was not within his power to answer the question.
A. that B. this C. such D. it
. I'm writing____ my mother to express her thanks for your generous help.
A. on account of B. in honour of C. in the presence of D. on behalf of
. ____ the weather forecast it will rain heavily later this morning.
A. On account of B. According to C. Because of D. Due to
. They have invented a new device which will enable us to hear most short-- wave stations sharply and clearly without____.
A. tension B. distinction C. variation D. interference
. ____ how to operate a switchboard the graduate student had to ask the office supervisor to show him the correct procedures.
A. not known B. not to know C. having not known D. not knowing
. Her husband won't eat boiled cabbage; he prefers it____.
A. rough B. wild C. raw D. coarse
. The airport is five miles____.
A. from here far B. from here away C. far from here D. away from here
. I gave him a present but he gave me nothing____.
A. in addition B. as well C. in return