二、Vocabulary and Structure
Direction: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the One answer that best completes the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
In the past, American families 16 to be quite large. Parents 17 five or more were common. Over the years, the 18 of the family has decreased. One reason for this is an increase in the 19 of living 20 the average, children attend schools for more years than they used to, making them 21 dependent on their families longer. Moreover, children nowadays are better 22 and have more money to spend on 23 . The parents usually take the responsibility 24 all the expense. Meanwhile, families are less close than they used to be. More and more American mothers 25 away from home.
A 16. A. tended B. wanted C. seemed D. extended
B 17. A. breeding B. raising C. feeding D. bringing
C 18. A. amount B. number C. size D. scale
D 19. A. level B. standard C. wage D. cost
A 20. A. On B. By C. At D. From
B 21. A. finally B. financially C. fashionably D. faintly
D 22. A. worn B. wearing C. dressing D. dressed
D 23. A. luxury B. activity C. playing D. entertainment
D 24. A. at B. to C. on D. for
C 25. A. are B. run C. work D. separate
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