2002 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word

The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

74. Last month our school marked her diamond jubilee with a double celebration: an inter house sports competition in the morning and a football match later in the afternoon. The former was very exciting as many............ were broken and several new ones were set.

A. records
B. trophies
C. titles
D. events

75. The most exciting were the............ events,

A. path
B. track
C. road
D. race

76. especially the 100 meters............ ,

A. run
B. lap
C. dash
D. finish

77. the 200 meters hurdles and the............ races.

A. fast
B. single
C. group
D. relay

78. The............ did not seem particularly interested in the

A. audience
B. congregation
C. spectators
D. mob

79. ............events.

A. athletic
B. field
C. sport
D. house

80. Expectedly, the football match drew a very large crowd because of the reputation of the contesting teams. The............

A. kick-off
B. shot
C. kick-out
D. pass

81. was taken by the State Administrator who was the special............

A. chief of ceremonies
B. guest of honour
C. master of ceremonies
D. guard of honour

82. Our team played excellent soccer: ............ were accurate

A. shooting
B. moves
C. passes
D. dribbling

83. and our players displayed such............

A. combination
B. understanding
C. co-operation
D. team work

84. that the spectators were not surprised when by the end of the............ they had scored three goals to nil.

A. break
B. half-way
C. interval
D. first-half

85. In the second half, one of our players was shown a............

A. blue card
B. white card
C. red card
D. green card

86. for a rough............

A. dribbling
B. passing
C. rushing
D. tackle

87. Although our opponents were awarded a............

A. penalty-kick
B. throw-in
C. back-pass
D. corner-kick

88. our............ was so smart that he did not concede a goal.

A. mid-fielder
B. goal-keeper
C. defender
D. striker


The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

89. The airport had a big tarmac and a wide............

A. air-strip
B. runway
C. stretch
D. expressway

90. Departure time for our flight was announced and all the passengers............

A. stretched out
B. fell out
C. queued up
D. moved up

91. to............ the plane.

A. ascend
B. climb
C. board
D. embark

92. Soon the aircraft began to............

A. race
B. speed
C. fly
D. taxi

93. for............ and in a few moments,

A. take-off
B. take-up
C. departure
D. light

94. we were............

A. floating
B. coasting
C. air-borne
D. air-lifted

95. In no time, we were lost in the............

A. atmosphere
B. clouds
C. skies
D. heavens

96. A beautiful young............ was meanwhile

A. lady
B. waitress
C. maid
D. air-hostess

97. standing in the............, close to the cockpit,

A. aisle
B. corridor
C. strait
D. passage

98. demonstrating security............ in the event of an emergency.

A. methods
B. programmes
C. measures
D. plans

99. All along the engines of the plane............

A. burred
B. clattered
C. creaked
D. hummed

100. and provided a background of sinister............

A. sound
B. droning
C. cacophony
D. disturbance

2002 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word
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