Comprehension of the Text
1. The writer is a black man who is not an American citizen.
2. According to him, during their two years together they had experienced the usual ups and downs of a couple learning to know, understand, and respect each other. In addition he thought they had honestly confronted the weaknesses and strengths of each other’s characters.
3. They learned a great deal about tolerance, compromise, and being open with each other.
4. As with many couples, they got married for the wrong reasons and found out many years later that they were incompatible. They didn’t take enough time to know each other.
5. Her mother, counseled Gail to be really sure she was doing the right thing.
6. He immediately suspected that Mark was marrying his daughter in order to remain in the United States.
7. He quoted statistics showing that mixed couples had a higher divorce rate than couples of the same race and gave examples of mixed couples he had counseled who were having marital difficulties.
8. People can be very cruel toward children from mixed marriages.
1. mutual 2. illusion 3. canceled 4. overlooked 5. proceeded 6. resolve 7. prejudice 8. compromise 9. confirm 10. subsequently
1. having nothing to do with 2. taking care of 3. met with 4. on the surface 5. work out 6. incompatible with 7. ups and downs 8. learned of 9. indication of 10. all along
1.M 2.L 3.F 4.D 5.H 6.O 7.A 8.C 9.I 10.K
1. shopping 2. feeling 3. storage 4. cooking 5. ending 6. beginning 7. gathering 8. removal 9. arrival 10. passage 11. writing 12. marriage
1. relationship 2. citizenship 3. leadership 4. membership 5. boyhood 6. livelihood 7. brotherhood 8. authorship 9. adulthood 10. neighborhood 11. wisdom 12. ownership
1. It is never too bad(for us) to do something about the situation.
2. One is never too old to learn.
3. It is never too late (for you) to put a stop to this madness.
4. It is never too late (for you) to mend your ways.
5. His income was never too small to support his family.
1. My best friend, Anna, was here last night.
2. The company manager, Mr. Madison, gathered his staff and announced the decision.
3. You should have seen an ophthalmologist, an eye doctor.
4. He sent for the accountant, the most experienced person in accounting.
5."Leave it to me," said David, the man on night duty.
1. You are never too experienced to learn new techniques.
2. There remains one problem, namely, who should be sent to head the research there.
3. Their relationship did meet with some difficulty at the beginning because of cultural differences.
4. Though he has had ups and downs, I believed all along that he would succeed someday.
5. I have some reservations about the truth of your claim.
6. She isn't particularly tall, but her slim figure gives an illusion of height.
1.A 2.C 3.B 4.B 5.C 6.B 7.C 8.D 9.C 10.D
11.B 12.A 13.D 14.C 15.D
Many people place so much emphasis on success that they think any failure is bad. Failure is never pleasant because it hurts people. But in fact it can make positive contribution to our life once we learn how to make the best of it. We can learn from a disastrous party how to give a good one. And we can learn from an ill-chosen first house what to look for in a second. Even a total failure can give us fresh ideas or a change of direction. Repeated failures lead to success and prove to be beneficial to us as we experiment every day to find out the right way of doing things.
1. F 2.F 3.O 4.F 5.O 6.O 7.O 8.F 9.O 10.F
Comprehension of the Text
1.C 2.A 3.D 4.C 5.B 6.B 7.A 8.D
1.arrange 2.criticism 3.innocent 4.criticizing 5.miserable
6.modest 7.compelled 8.somehow 9.anticipate 10.birlliant
1.on 2.from...to 3.off 4.with 5.away
6.about 7.over 8.On 9.Concerning 10.to