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  1. Harry Potter cast a spell over moviegoers during the weekend, as ____ film in the fantasy series about a young wizard smashed sales records around the world.
    1. the fourth
    2. fourth
    3. four
    4. the four
  2. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" sold an estimated $181.4 million ____ of tickets, including $101.4 million inNorth America.
    1. worthy
    2. cost
    3. charge
    4. worth
  3. The $130 million movie, ____ on the book by British author J.K. Rowling, stars 16-year-old Daniel Radcliffe in the title role.
    1. basing
    2. base
    3. based
    4. to base
  4. The film was rated in theUnited Statesas PG-13 for "sequences of fantasy ____ and frightening images," while the first three carried a milder PG rating.
    1. violation
    2. violate
    3. violent
    4. violence
  5. Exit polling showed that more adults turned ____ than usual, indicating that the franchise's appeal is spreading beyond families.
    1. down
    2. up
    3. over
    4. on
  6. The new film was ____ by Mike Newell, best known for the 1994 comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral," and the first Englishman to take the helm of the series.
    1. direction
    2. directed
    3. directing
    4. direct
  7. InNorth America, the three-day haul set a new record for the lucrative franchise, ____ the $93.7 million opening of 2004's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."
    1. surpass
    2. surpassed
    3. surpassing
    4. to surpassing
  8. ____ of the three was 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which totaled $317.6 million.
    1. The most successful
    2. Most successful
    3. The more successful
    4. The more successful than
  9. Boeing has ____ two massive deals to supply aircraft to Chinese firms and toDubai's Emirates Airlines.
    1. signature
    2. sign
    3. signing
    4. signed
  10. Chinais buying seventy Boeing 737 aircraft - a $4bn deal that is said to be ____ in Chinese aviation history.
    1. largest
    2. larger than
    3. the largest
    4. the larger than
  11. Airbus and Boeing have been battling it out to win orders in theMiddle East, a fast-growing aviation ____ relatively unchallenged by rocketing fuel prices and terror threats.
    1. markets
    2. market
    3. marketing
    4. marketers
  12. Airline Emirates ____ 45 Airbus super-jumbo A380 aircraft - the single largest customer for the new jet, which put in an appearance at the air show on Saturday.
    1. had already purchased
    2. already had purchased
    3. had purchased already
    4. had already purchase
  13. The airline hopes ____ the Gulf a major regional transport hub as it positions itself as a leading carrier on routes between Europe andAsia.
    1. make
    2. to make
    3. to making
    4. made

 

 

  1. China's deal with Boeing was hailed as a promising sign for future ____ betweenChinaand theUSbyChina's official news agency Xinhua.
    1. cooperate
    2. cooperative
    3. cooperator
    4. cooperation
  2. The agreement was ____ as President George W Bush visitedBeijing.
    1. expressed
    2. signed
    3. honored
    4. broken
  3. UScarmaker General Motors is to cut 30,000 jobs inNorth Americaunder a restructuring drive that ____ to revive the company.
    1. aims
    2. aiming
    3. aimed
    4. aim
  4. The automotive group, which is struggling to stem huge losses, will also ____ nine factories.
    1. build up
    2. close down
    3. start off
    4. bring up
  5. GM has suffered falling sales, a drop in market share and high ____ costs.
    1. labored
    2. laboring
    3. laborer
    4. labor
  6. Earlier this year, the firm had warned it ____ 25,000 jobs by 2008 mainly through attrition or natural wastage.
    1. has cut
    2. would be cut
    3. would cut
    4. will be cut
  7. A diamond necklace that once belonged ____ the Russian Empress Catherine the Great has been sold at auction for $1.5m  inGeneva.
    1. with
    2. to
    3. of
    4. from
  8. Auction house Sotheby's says the necklace is a rare survivor from an era ____ jewelry was broken up for reuse.
    1. although
    2. unless
    3. when
    4. and
  9. Around 200 ____ attended the day-long auction atGeneva's Le Beau Rivage hotel.
    1. dealers
    2. dealings
    3. deals
    4. dealer
  10. The necklace was ____ 340 lots that were sold for a total of $27m.
    1. between
    2. most
    3. along
    4. among
  11. Sotheby's would not ____ the name of the buyer of Catherine the Great's necklace.
    1. sign
    2. reveal
    3. remember
    4. use
  12. The necklace ____ by aLondonjeweler in 1927.
    1. has been bought
    2. is bought
    3. bought
    4. was bought
  13. It was then sold on to an unnamed collector and ____ in private hands ever since.
    1. remained
    2. remains
    3. has remained
    4. will remain
  14. Coca Cola is under ____ amid concerns about obesity and the effect that fizzy soft drinks are having on our health.
    1. attack
    2. discussion
    3. way
    4. control
  15. ____ their arch rival Pepsi, Coca-Cola has been slow in diversifying into healthier products.
    1. Dislike
    2. Unlike
    3. Alike
    4. Not likes
  16. The price of gold has climbed to its highest level in ____ 18 years afterRussiasaid it may double its reserves.
    1. most
    2. most of
    3. the most
    4. almost

 

 

  1. Costs also have been driven by ____ for gold jewelry and concerns that quicker inflation in theUSwill erode the value of shares and bonds.
    1. demand
    2. responsibility
    3. consumption
    4. request
  2. Gold ____ as high as $487.90  an ounce in Friday trading.
    1. risen
    2. rose
    3. raised
    4. rise
  3. ____ the price fell back in afternoon US trading, analysts predict it may climb to $500 by the end of this year, and could go even higher.
    1. Because
    2. However
    3. In spite of
    4. Although
  4. Gold prices ____ steadily since they hit a 25-year low of $255 an ounce in 2001.
    1. have been recovering
    2. recovered
    3. were recovering
    4. has been recovering
  5.  Analysts said mining companies have recently struggled to boost output, hampered in part by higher ____ costs and a failure to find large new reserves.
    1. produced
    2. producing
    3. production
    4. productive
  6. Demand for jewelry, meanwhile, has remained ____ , and investors have been turning back to gold, lured in part by tracker funds that are linked to the price of the metal.
    1. steadied
    2. steadily
    3. steadiness
    4. steady
  7. At the same time, a number of central banks, ____Russia's, have been hinting that they might increase gold supplies and cut their holdings of the US dollar.
    1. include
    2. included
    3. including
    4. includes

 

 

  1. Russiacurrently has about 500 tons of gold in ____ reserves, and any plan to double that would put upward pressure on global markets.
    1. their
    2. our
    3. his
    4. its
  2. For the second year in a row this destitute city ofCamden,New Jersey, has been named the nation's ____ .
    1. most dangerous
    2. the most dangerous
    3. more dangerous
    4. more dangerous than
  3. Camden, a former industrial city across the Delaware River fromPhiladelphia, ____ for a history of corrupt politicians, drug-dealing and murders.
    1. knows
    2. knowing
    3. is known
    4. has known
  4. The state has poured $175 million into the city to spur ____ projects.
    1. developing
    2. development
    3. developed
    4. developer
  5. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it was first  ____ in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in history.
    1. recognizing
    2. recognize
    3. to recognize
    4. recognized
  6. An estimated 3.1 million people died from the virus last year and another 4.9 million people became ____ .
    1. infected
    2. infection
    3. infecting
    4. infect
  7. For the first time, ____ solid evidence that increased efforts to combat the disease over the last five years have led to fewer new infections in some places.
    1. it is
    2. they are
    3. Its
    4. there is

 

 

 

 

  1. Key World Trade Organization members have admitted they will not be able to agree a framework for a new ____ deal at upcoming talks inChina.
    1. trading
    2. trade
    3. traded
    4. trader
  2. For more than a decade Central Asia has been a key conduit for the world's heroin, ____ fromAfghanistanto markets in Europe andRussia.
    1. smuggle
    2. smuggling
    3. smuggled
    4. smuggles
  3. Now Central Asian governments ____ a new challenge - a rapid rise in heroin use by their own people.
    1. face
    2. pose
    3. offer
    4. present
  4. According to the UN, drug abuse in the region has ____ "alarming" levels.
    1. arrived
    2. reached
    3. raised
    4. reduced
  5. Drug ____ - mainly taking heroin - are now estimated to make up almost 1% of Central Asia's population, three times the rate in the rest ofAsia.
    1. uses
    2. using
    3. usages
    4. users
  6. ____ way to reduce heroin consumption inCentral Asiawould, of course, be to reduce the amount trafficked through the region.
    1. Most effective
    2. The more effective
    3. The most effective
    4. More effective than
  7. Of the five Central Asian states,Tajikistanis seen by analysts as having ____ trafficking problem.
    1. the worst
    2. worst
    3. the worse
    4. the baddest

 

 

 

 

  1. Measuring the trade is obviously ____ , and most of the available statistics are supplied by governments, which can have their own agendas.
    1. difficulty
    2. difficultly
    3. difficult
    4. differ
  2. Tajikistan's drug trafficking problem partly stems from ____ poverty - exacerbated by civil war between 1992 and 1997 - and partly due to its topography.
    1. his
    2. their
    3. our
    4. its
  3. It also has a 1,344-km long, and inaccessible, border withAfghanistan, which is currently proving ____ to police.
    1. difficult
    2. difficultly
    3. difficulty
    4. different
  4. Analysts say the Tajik guards, ____ took over full control of the border fromRussiain August, are poorly trained and lack proper equipment.
    1. whom
    2. who
    3. that
    4. whose
  5. InTurkmenistan, a very secretive country which ____ to give any information on drugs to the UN in the last five years, the situation is unclear.
    1. has refused
    2. refused
    3. had refuse
    4. will refuse
  6. Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov has said that trafficking ____ at its source, inAfghanistan.
    1. should be stop
    2. should be stopped
    3. should be stopping
    4. should stop
  7.  TajikistanandKyrgyzstanboth employed a central drugs control agency, ____ the other countries relied on police and security services.
    1. however
    2. for example
    3. while
    4. because

 

  1. Last year,Kyrgyzstan's agency ____ 60-70% of seizures, even though it only numbers 200 people.
    1. was in control of
    2. was responsible for
    3. was in custody of
    4. was in response to
  2. Mr. Hall believes the focus needs to be on poverty alleviation ____ .
    1. programming
    2. program
    3. programmers
    4. programs
  3. Angela Merkel, ____ of the Christian Democrats, has been sworn in asGermany's first woman chancellor at a ceremony in the country's parliament.
    1. leading
    2. lead
    3. leader
    4. leadership
  4. Mrs. Merkel, a conservative, will ____ a coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats, who ruled before.
    1. head
    2. leave
    3. blame
    4. destroy
  5. She is also the first chancellor ____ in the former communist eastern part of the country.
    1. to have grown up
    2. have grown up
    3. to having grown up
    4. having grown up
  6. In the Bundestag 397 MPs voted for her, ____ 51 members of the governing coalition voted against her.
    1. and
    2. therefore
    3. however
    4. but
  7. During a handover ceremony ____ Tuesday Mrs. Merkel paid tribute to her predecessor Gerhard Schroeder, who is preparing to leave politics.
    1. by
    2. in
    3. on
    4. at
  8. Mrs. Merkel will make her first foreign trip as chancellor on Wednesday, ____ParisandBrussels.
    1. visit
    2. visiting
    3. to visit
    4. visited
  9. Her foreign policy stance is more pro-US than ____ of Mr. Schroeder, who opposed the war inIraq.
    1. this
    2. those
    3. that
    4. these
  10. The parties have agreed ____ to cutGermany's budget deficit with spending cuts and moderate tax increases.
    1. working
    2. work
    3. worked
    4. to work
  11. There is less disagreement over foreign affairs, where Mrs. Merkel hopes to smooth relations with theUS, ____Germany's profile within NATO and promote fair dealing within the European Union.
    1. boost
    2. boosting
    3. to boost
    4. boosted
  12. She has been forced to make concessions to ____ unions and accept Social Democrats in key cabinet roles.
    1. trader
    2. trade
    3. trading
    4. traded
  13. Italian experts are proposing a dramatic new ____ to the watery threat facing the city ofVenice.
    1. effort
    2. influence
    3. solution
    4. bill
  14. Rather than battling to keep the sea out - they want to use it to help ____ the sinking island-city.
    1. rise
    2. raise
    3. rising
    4. raising
  15. The scheme would involve pumping huge quantities of sea water into the ground beneathVenicedown 12 pipes, ____ would be 700m  long.
    1. which each of
    2. of each which
    3. which of each
    4. each of which

 

  1. The sea water would make the sand beneath the city ____ liftingVeniceby 30cm  in 10 years.
    1. to expand
    2. expanding
    3. expand
    4. to expanding
  2. The Italian government is spending 4.5bn euro ____ a controversial project to build floodgates across the entrance to the lagoon in which the city stands in an effort to keep the sea at bay.
    1. on
    2. in
    3. at
    4. with
  3. Now, a panel of engineers and geologists from the respectedUniversityofPaduahave ____ the new scheme costing just a fraction of that - 100m euro.
    1. accounted for
    2. turned up
    3. made up with
    4. come up with
  4. Swiss-based food giant Nestle has ordered the ____ of baby milk fromFrance,Spain,PortugalandItalyafter tests suggested chemical contamination.
    1. distribution
    2. recall
    3. marketing
    4. promotion
  5. The alarm was raised ____ traces of a chemical involved in the printing process were found in samples inItaly.
    1. until
    2. while
    3. after
    4. but
  6. Nestle denies the chemical poses a risk to ____ but has recalled the cartons, with an expiry date of September 2006.
    1. health
    2. healthy
    3. healthful
    4. healthily
  7. The scare began in June when a sample of liquid baby milk ____ by Nestle showed traces of isopropyl thioxanthone.
    1. produced
    2. producing
    3. was produced
    4. to produce
  8. Mobile phone giant Vodafone, which ____ Manchester United since 2000, is ending a four-year shirt deal with the Premier League club.
    1. had sponsored
    2. have sponsored
    3. sponsored
    4. has sponsored
  9. Manchester United says it is in talks with "a number of world class" potential suitors and is ____ of securing a new deal in coming months.
    1. confide
    2. confident
    3. confidence
    4. confidant
  10. In July this year, the Manchester United Supporters' Trust, which had been opposed to the sale of the club to U.S tycoon Malcolm Glazer, urged Vodafone to end ____ sponsorship deal with United as it was a "tainted brand".
    1. their
    2. our
    3. its
    4. it
  11. Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have been romantically linked, plan ____ quake survivors in northernPakistanin coming days.
    1. to visit
    2. visit
    3. visiting
    4. visited
  12. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, has traveled to more than 20 countries ____ she took up the high-profile job in August 2001.
    1. for
    2. in
    3. until
    4. since
  13. It was the first time that Jolie, who visits UNHCR headquarters about once a year, was ____ by Pitt.
    1. accompany
    2. accompanying
    3. accompanied
    4. to accompany
  14. The Oscar-winning actress has traveled ____ for the Nobel-winning agency, which protects people fleeing wars and persecution.
    1. wide
    2. widely
    3. widen
    4. width
  15. The pair, who played married assassins ordered to kill each ____ in the box-office hit, have been romantically linked in media reports since last year.
    1. another
    2. other
    3. others
    4. the other
  16. A ____ in subsidies forEurope's sugar farmers has been agreed by European Union agriculture ministers.
    1. reduce
    2. reducing
    3. reduced
    4. reduction
  17. The changes were ____ by the World Trade Organization, but EU farmers and sugar firms have warned of job losses.
    1. demanded
    2. demanding
    3. to demand
    4. demand
  18. A cloning pioneer ____ as a hero in his South Korean homeland has resigned and apologized for using human eggs from his own researchers.
    1. served
    2. denounced
    3. regarded
    4. blamed
  19. International medical standards warn against using eggs from researchers ____ may be vulnerable to pressure.
    1. who
    2. whom
    3. which
    4. whose
  20. The ____ ministry inSeoulinsists that he is not guilty of any moral or legal wrongdoing, as the eggs were given voluntarily, without the professor's knowledge.
    1. healthy
    2. healthiness
    3. healthful
    4. health
  21. Dr Hwang, 52, gained worldwide ____ after producing the world's first cloned human embryos and stem cells tailored to be used on individuals.
    1. famous
    2. fame
    3. famously
    4. famed
  22. Human cloning science offers the possibility that stem cells harvested from cloned embryos could be used ____ diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes and heart disease.
    1. treating
    2. to treating
    3. to treat
    4. treat
  23. Dr Hwang's ____ was seen as particularly important as the stem cells he created were a perfect match for the patient, which could mean treatments without the risk of the body rejecting them.
    1. prestige
    2. breakthrough
    3. barrier
    4. demand
  24. Opponents argue that __ and experimenting with human embryos is unethical.
    1. create
    2. created
    3. to create
    4. creating
  25. Earlier this month Gerald Schatten, a prominent American ____ of Dr Hwang, broke off their collaboration saying he was concerned by the way the group procured human eggs.
    1. colleague
    2. college
    3. rival
    4. competitor
  26. When the medical journal Nature pressed Dr Hwang in 2004 about the ____ of the eggs, he denied they had been donated by his own researchers.
    1. originate
    2. original
    3. origin
    4. originality
  27. At a press ____ on Thursday he admitted he had not told the truth.
    1. conference
    2. release
    3. coverage
    4. office
  28. Dr. Hwang said when two women on his team offered their own eggs, he ____ . Later, the women donated their eggs under false names, without his permission.
  1. brought them up
  2. took them on
  3. threw them away
  4. turned them down

 

 

  1. South Korea's health ministry also admitted that other women were paid thousands of dollars for their eggs, ____ this took place without Dr. Hwang's knowledge.
  1. or
  2. however
  3. though
  4. therefore
  5. chairmanship
  6. chairman
  7. chairing
  8. chaired
  9. number
  10. numbers
  11. amount
  12. amounts
  13. governed
  14. governs
  15. government
  16. governing
  17. arrived
  18. came
  19. reached
  20. ran
  21. number
  22. numbers
  23. amount
  24. amounts
  25. were shutting
  26. shut
  27. are shutting
  28. will shut
  29. are also being brought
  30. are also bringing
  31. bring
  32. will be bringing
  33. about
  34. on
  35. with
  36. in
  37. contaminate
  38. contamination
  39. contaminating
  40. contaminated
  41. at
  42. in
  43. for
  44. on
  45. urgently
  46. urgent
  47. urgency
  48. urging
  49. it
  50. its
  51. their
  52. them
  53. restore
  54. relocate
  55. resign
  56. promote
  57. ear
  58. hand
  59. nose
  60. eye
  61. confirmed
  62. confirming
  63. confirmation
  64. confirm
  65. died
  66. death
  67. die
  68. dead
  69. cleared
  70. investigated
  71. fabricated
  72. produced
  73. brought
  74. defended
  75. made
  76. denied
  77. who
  78. that
  79. whose
  80. whom
  81. sell
  82. sold
  83. selling
  84. sales
  85. increased
  86. doubled
  87. dropped
  88. balanced
  89. cost
  90. fee
  91. fine
  92. charge
  93. increase
  94. increasingly
  95. increased
  96. increasing
  97. features such
  98. features as such
  99. such features as
  100. features so as
  101. denounced
  102. found
  103. executed
  104. sentenced
  105. near
  106. nearly
  107. nearest
  108. nearer
  109. such
  110. enough
  111. so
  112. too
  113. law
  114. lawful
  115. lawfully
  116. lawyer
  117. biting
  118. bitten
  119. beating
  120. beaten
  121. most of them
  122. most of who
  123. most of whom
  124. most of which
  125. see
  126. meet
  127. arrive
  128. score
  129. Nearly
  130. Near
  131. Most of
  132. The most
  133. of
  134. at
  135. in
  136. from
  137. would have survived
  138. had survived
  139. would survive
  140. will survive
  141. malnourished
  142. malnourish
  143. malnutrition
  144. malnourishment
  145. basic
  146. basis
  147. basing
  148. based
  149. so that
  150. therefore
  151. as a result
  152. because
  153. pays
  154. costs
  155. spends
  156. fines
  157. already
  158. still
  159. yet
  160. ever
  161. announced
  162. broke off
  163. encountered
  164. conducted
  165. whose
  166. who
  167. that
  168. whom
  169. recognize
  170. recognition
  171. recognizable
  172. recognizing
  173. richer
  174. the richest
  175. richest
  176. richer than
  177. the six
  178. six
  179. sixth
  180. the sixth
  1. The professor said he was resigning from all public posts, including his ____ of the World Stem Cell Hub, which is designed to produce stem cell lines for disease research worldwide.
  1. The research conducted by his team requires large ____ of human eggs, which are difficult to obtain.
  1. There are no international laws ____ the use of cells and embryos, but scientists said a tough regulatory climate - like that in force in theUK- could prevent such abuses or misunderstandings.
  1. A huge swathe of toxic water has ____ the north-eastern Chinese city ofHarbinafter drifting down the river which is the city's main water source.
  1. Massive ____ of the chemical benzene were released by a blast 11 days ago at a plant inJilin.
  1. Authorities ____ off water supplies toHarbin's 3.8m residents two days ago.
  1. More than 16,000 tons of water _____ in by road.
  1. Hospitals have been placed on stand-by to cope ____ possible poisoning victims.
  1. Reports on Thursday said the ____ body of water had levels of benzene more than 30 times higher than was considered safe.
  1. China's environmental watchdog had found levels in the river 108 times the safe limit ____ Wednesday.
  1. NeighboringRussiawas ____ seeking information fromChinaon the spill.
  1. The European Commission is to begin legal action against the Bank of Italy over ____ handling of recent bank mergers.
  1. The bank's governor, Antonio Fazio, has been accused of abusing his position over the matter and has faced calls inItalyto ____ .
  1. The Bank of England will keep a close ____ on changes in gas prices and their potential impact on inflation.
  1. Chinahas ____ its second human death from bird flu, a 35-year-old woman from easternAnhuiprovince.
  1. The farmer died 11 days after she developed pneumonia-like symptoms after contact with sick and ____ poultry.
  1. Gary Glitter may be detained inVietnamfor another four months while claims that he had sex with under-age girls are ____ by police.
  1. The ex-singer has ____ accusations of having sex with two under-age girls, one aged 12.
  1. If convicted, Glitter - ____ real name is Paul Francis Gadd - could be jailed for up to 12 years.
  1. Japanese gaming firm Nintendo, creator of iconic characters Donkey Kong and Mario Brothers, has seen profits drop amid weak ____ of its latest console.
  1. Net profit ____ 21% from 46.5bn yen a year ago to 36.6bn yen in the six months to 30 September.
  1. Nintendo said that the ____ of developing its next generation "Revolution" console, due for release in 2006, was weighing on earnings.
  1. Firms have to spend more on their products as they look to lure ____ demanding consumers in a multi-billion dollar market that is growing annually.
  1. The new machines will offer ____ larger hard drives, improved wide-screen graphics, CD and music players, internet and wireless connections, and innovative control pads.
  1. A military court inSouth Koreahas ____ to death a soldier who shot dead eight of his colleagues in June.
  1. Kim Dong-min threw a grenade inside his barracks ____ the border withN Korea, and then opened fire at random at colleagues.
  1. An inquiry into the incident found Kim had become ____ obsessed by computer war games that he could no longer tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
  1. Kim's defense ____ said he would appeal the ruling at a higher court.
  1. Children should be the prime target of malaria control as they are ones most likely to be ____ by mosquitoes carrying the parasite.
  1. Malaria kills about 2 million people each year, ____ are children under five.
  1. The United Nations has warned that no developing region is on track to ____ the international goal of reducing the number of hungry people by half.
  1. ____ six million children die from hunger or malnutrition every year.
  1. Many deaths result ____ treatable diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria and measles.
  1. They ____ if they had proper nourishment, the agency says in a new report on world hunger.
  1. The report says that ____ children start school later and find it difficult to learn, and they are much more likely to die from disease.
  1. The report, ____ on data compiled last year, estimated that 852 million people were undernourished during 2000-2002.
  1. Tom Cruise has bought a ultrasound machine for his pregnant actress fiancée Katie Holmes ____ they can monitor their unborn child at home.
  1. Cruise said the device - which ____ up to $200,000 - would be donated to a hospital when they have finished with it.
  1. Cruise told U.S network ABC that he did not ____ know the child's gender.
  1. Cruise, who ____ his engagement in June, said the couple will tie the knot in summer or early autumn next year.
  1. Cruise, who has been married twice before, has two other children - Connor, 10, and Isabella, 12, ____ he adopted with previous wife, actress Nicole Kidman.
  1. Action movie star Jackie Chan has been presented with an award in ____ of his status as a global role model.
  1. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich isBritain's ____ man, having amassed a fortune of £7.5bn.
  1. The 37-year-old is also ____ wealthiest person inEuropeand ranks 22nd in the world, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2004.

 

 

  1. The bulk of Abramovich's wealth ____ from Sibneft, the oil business that he bought with Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky in 1995.
  1. comes
  2. coming
  3. come
  4. to come
  5. use
  6. charge
  7. custody
  8. common
  9. on
  10. at
  11. in
  12. by
  13. attempting
  14. to attempt
  15. attempt
  16. attempted
  17. on
  18. of
  19. in
  20. with
  21. because
  22. but
  23. although
  24. until
  25. not
  26. none
  27. no
  28. nor
  29. compensation
  30. salary
  31. fortune
  32. fine
  33. free
  34. freedom
  35. freeing
  36. freed
  37. strictly
  38. closely
  39. tightly
  40. firmly
  41. sentencing
  42. to sentence
  43. sentenced
  44. sentence
  45. on
  46. at
  47. in
  48. with
  49. accusation
  50. confession
  51. alarm
  52. name
  53. but
  54. so
  55. however
  56. since
  57. critical
  58. criticize
  59. critically
  60. criticism
  61. on
  62. out
  63. off
  64. away
  65. rob
  66. robber
  67. robbery
  68. robbed
  69. to expand
  70. expanding
  71. be expanded
  72. expand
  73. leader
  74. leading
  75. led
  76. lead
  77. increase
  78. increasing
  79. to increase
  80. increased
  81. operates
  82. lives
  83. stays
  84. cooperates
  85. retailing
  86. retailed
  87. retailer
  88. retail
  89. on
  90. by
  91. until
  92. in
  93. for
  94. about
  95. in
  96. with
  97. collect
  98. collection
  99. collecting
  100. to collect
  101. as high as $60
  102. high as $60
  103. as high $60
  104. as high to $60
  105. marketer
  106. market
  107. marketing
  108. marketed
  109. since
  110. although
  111. therefore
  112. but
  113. selling
  114. sold
  115. sell
  116. sales
  117. trade
  118. to trade
  119. trade
  120. trading
  1. Abramovich was left in ____ of Sibneft after Berezovsky went into exile and his stake is now worth £5.3bn.
  1. Property plays a major role in the growth of British wealth, with a quarter of the 1,000 richest involved ____ some way in the building industry - owning, trading or buying properties.
  1. A French woman has admitted ____ to open an airplane door mid-flight so that she could smoke a cigarette.
  1. Sandrine Helene Sellies, 34, who has a fear of flying, had drunk alcohol and taken sleeping tablets ahead ____ the flight from Hong Kong toBrisbane.
  1. She then began tampering with the emergency exit ____ she was stopped by a flight attendant.
  1. Defense lawyer Helen Shilton said her client had ____ memory of what had happened on the flight on Saturday, and that she had a history of sleepwalking.
  1. A Chinese man jailed for 11 years for murdering his wife - who then turned up alive - is seeking ____ from the state of 4.37m yuan.
  1. She Xianglin, 39, was ____ from prison in centralHubeiprovince last month after his wife reappeared.
  1. The case has been ____ watched, amid wider fears aboutChina's legal system.
  1. Mr. She, a former security guard, was arrested in 1994 and ____ in 1998 to 15 years in jail for the murder of his wife, after a body was found.
  1. His wife reappeared ____ March, and Mr. She's plight became one of the most glaring of many recent examples of failures inChina's legal system.
  1. Mr. She said he had been tortured by police into making a false ____.
  1. Beijingoutlawed torture in 1996, ____ human rights organizations report it is still used to extract confessions.
  1. The Chinese authorities move to stop ____ that the death penalty is too widely used.
  1. Chinacarried ____ at least 3,400 executions last year, according to rights group Amnesty International.
  1. At the moment, Chinese citizens can be sentenced to death for crimes such as corruption and ____.
  1. Nokia Corp. will ____ mobile networks for BSNL in northernIndia, in a deal valued at $140 million.
  1. The expansion is an extension of a $285 million contract signed last year by Nokia and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, one ofIndia's ____ telecoms.
  1. The deal will enable BSNL _____ coverage and its capacity to 2 million new subscribers.
  1.  Based inEspoojust outside the Finnish capital, Nokia ____ in 130 countries and has about 55,500 employees.
  1. The cost of building a Microsoft Corp. Xbox 360 video game console is nearly 40 percent higher than the ____ price.
  1. Microsoft  aims to sell about 5.5 million premium and lower-priced basic Xbox 360 units ____ the end of June.
  1. The machine will compete ____ the PlayStation 3 from Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. Ltd's Revolution, each due out in 2006.
  1. Console makers have historically subsidized manufacturing costs by creating and selling their own video games and by ____ fees from publishers who make titles for their systems.
  1. Several new Xbox 360 games are priced _____.
  1. Microsoft, currently in second place to Sony in the $10 billionU.S.video game____ , is gunning for the top spot with the release of its new console.
  1. Crotty said the big winner in the video game wars is IBM, ____ its microprocessors power all three of the new consoles from the industry's heavy hitters.
  1. The release of those machines is expected to reignite hardware ____ growth.
  1. Japan's ____ surplus narrowed in October as import costs continued to swell on high oil prices, offsetting a mild recovery in exports.

 

 

  1. Japan's economy grew 0.4 percent in July-September, the fourth straight quarter of ____.
  1. growth
  2. decline
  3. crisis
  4. loss
  5. colleague
  6. partner
  7. counterpart
  8. rival
  9. the most attractive
  10. more attractive than
  11. more attractive
  12. most attractive
  13. good
  14. legal
  15. standard
  16. deceptive
  17. to send
  18. sending
  19. sent
  20. send
  21. offer
  22. offering
  23. to offer
  24. offered
  25. denied
  26. admitted
  27. investigated
  28. faced
  29. that
  30. who
  31. whom
  32. which
  33. revenues
  34. expenses
  35. losses
  36. costs
  37. in
  38. on
  39. at
  40. above
  41. interesting
  42. interested
  43. interest
  44. to interest
  45. pays
  46. charges
  47. subsidizes
  48. spends
  49. suspicion
  50. suspect
  51. suspecting
  52. suspicious
  1. China, combined with Hong Kong, is nowJapan's biggest trading ____ andJapan's second-largest export destination after theUnited States.
  1. Economists also expect a recent depreciation in the yen starting to support exports. A weaker yen makes Japanese exports cheaper and ____ in overseas markets.
  1. After looking for love on the Internet and failing to find it, frustrated lonely hearts are heading to court, accusing online dating sites of engaging in ____ practices.
  1. A recent lawsuit against Match.com charged the matchmaking service with ____ a female employee out on a date with a male subscriber as "date bait" to keep him signed up.
  1. Another lawsuit against a personals service ____ by Yahoo Inc. accused the Internet portal giant of creating fake profiles to entice subscribers.
  1. Match.com ____ the allegations and obtained an affidavit from the woman in question, who declared she never worked for the company.
  1. The federal fraud lawsuits, ____ seek class-action status, have roiled the lucrative online dating industry.
  1. A 2004 report by Jupiter Research estimated the U.S. Internet personals market had ____ of $473 million that year — the largest moneymaker for online content.
  1. The lawsuit against Yahoo was filed in October in U.S. District Court ____San Jose by plaintiff Robert Anthony ofBroward County,Fla.
  1. The suit says Yahoo posts fake profiles on its personals site "to generate____ , public trust and give the site a much more attractive and functional appearance."
  1. Yahoo ____ $19.95 a month for a dating service and $34.95 a month for a service geared for people looking for more serious relationships.
  1. After months of failing to meet a potential match, Anthony became ____ and discovered the same picture of a woman being posted for different cities under different names.

 

 

 

 

  1. Trish McDermott, chief matchmaker at Engage.com and a member of Match.com's startup team, said she never saw any type of ____ fraud during her decade at Match.com.
  1. consumer
  2. consumption
  3. consume
  4. consuming
  5. yet
  6. already
  7. still
  8. ever
  9. its
  10. her
  11. their
  12. his
  13. with
  14. no
  15. except
  16. without
  17. denying
  18. admitting
  19. accusing
  20. devoting
  21. arrested
  22. arresting
  23. arrest
  24. to arrest
  1. Defending champion Liverpool,Chelseaand Inter Milan reached the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday, joining seven other teams that had ____ qualified.
  1. InMilan, Adriano ended his month-long scoring drought with ____ hat trick in the 4-0 win over Artmedia. The victory at San Siro was again played behind closed doors.
  1. It was the fourth and final home match ____ fans, a UEFA punishment handed out to the Italian club following fan violence during a Champions League match last season with city rival AC Milan.
  1. Russell Crowe pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree assault, ____ to a judge that he threw a phone that hit aManhattanhotel concierge in June.
  1. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Kathryn Freed sentenced the actor to a conditional discharge, which means he must not get ____ for one year.

 

 

 

 

  1. If he ____ of more serious charges initially filed against him — assault and criminal possession of a weapon — Crowe could have lost his right to work in the United States and might have faced seven years of prison time.
  1. were convicted
  2. has been convicted
  3. had been convicted
  4. would have been convicted
  5. wins
  6. has won
  7. had won
  8. won
  9. although
  10. when
  11. however
  12. yet
  13. said
  14. announced
  15. admitted
  16. stood
  17. rejected
  18. reached
  19. proceeded
  20. conducted
  21. shortly
  22. shorten
  23. short
  24. shortness
  1. Crowe, 41, who ____ the Academy Award for best actor in 2001 for "Gladiator," has also starred in such films as "A Beautiful Mind" and "CinderellaMan."
  1. He was arrested after flying into a rage in June ____ he had trouble calling his wife inAustraliafrom his room at the Mercer Hotel inManhattan'sSoHodistrict.
  1. Crowe, who ____ still and erect, told the judge on Friday that he did throw the phone, striking the concierge.
  1. On Aug. 25, Crowe said in a statement that he had ____ a settlement with the concierge, Nestor Estrada. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
  1. The actor also had publicly apologized on the "Late Show with David Letterman" ____ after the incident.

 

TOEIC 2

 

  1. A
  2. D
  3. C
  4. D
  5. B
  6. B
  7. C
  8. A
  9. D
  10.  C
  11.  B
  12.  A
  13.  B
  14.  D
  15.  B
  16.  A
  17.  B
  18.  D
  19.  C
  20.  B
  21.  C
  22.  A
  23.  D
  24.  B
  25.  D
  26.  C
  27.  A
  28.  B
  29.  D
  30.  A
  31.  B
  32.  D
  33.  A
  34.  C
  35.  D
  36.  C
  37.  D
  38.  A
  39.  C
  40.  B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  D
  2.  A
  3.  D
  4.  B
  5.  C
  6.  A
  7.  B
  8.  D
  9.  C
  10.  A
  11.  C
  12.  D
  13.  A
  14.  B
  15.  A
  16.  B
  17.  C
  18.  B
  19.  D
  20.  C
  21.  A
  22.  A
  23.  D
  24.  C
  25.  B
  26.  C
  27.  D
  28.  A
  29.  B
  30.  C
  31.  B
  32.  D
  33.  C
  34.  A
  35.  D
  36.  B
  37.  C
  38.  A
  39.  A
  40.  D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  B
  2.  C
  3.  A
  4.  D
  5.  C
  6.  B
  7.  B
  8.  D
  9.  A
  10.  C
  11.  A
  12.  D
  13.  B
  14.  C
  15.  B
  16.  D
  17.  A
  18.  C
  19.  A
  1. D
  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. D
  6. C
  7. D
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C
  11. D
  12. D
  13. A
  14. B
  15. C
  16. D
  17. A
  18. D
  19. B
  20. D
  21. C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. D
  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. D
  7. A
  8. C
  9. D
  10. B
  11. C
  12. B
  13. A
  14. D
  15. C
  16. A
  17. D
  18. A
  19. B
  20. C
  21. A
  22. D
  23. B
  24. C
  25. D
  26. A
  27. B
  28. C
  29. A
  30. B
  31. D
  32. C
  33. A
  34. D
  35. B
  36. C
  37. C
  38. B
  39. A
  40. D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. B
  5. C
  6. A
  7. D
  8. B
  9. D
  10. C
  11. A
  12. B
  13. A
  14. D
  15. C
  16. A
  17. B
  18. C
  19. D
  20. B
  21. D
  22. A
  23. D
  24. A
  25. A
  26. C
  27. B
  28. D
  29. A
  30. B
  31. D
  32. D
  33. B
  34. A
  35. C
  36. D
  37. B
  38. D
  39. B
  40. A

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