Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage. To many people, their friends are the most important in their life. Really good friends always (36) …….joys and sorrows with you and never turn their backs on you. Your best friend may be someone you have known all your life or someone you have grown (37)………with There are all sorts of things that can (38)…….. about this special relationship. It may be the result of enjoying the same activities and sharing (39)………….. Most of us have met someone that we have immediately felt relaxed with as if we had known them for ages. However, it really (40)……… you years to get to know someone well enough to consider your best friend. 36. A. have 37. A. up B. call B. in C. give C. on D. share D. through 38. A. provide 39. A. experiences B. send B. personalities C. cause C. savings D. bring D. possessions 40. A. has B. gets C. takes D. spends
41–45. Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D to answer the question about the passage. There are many valuable things in life, but friendship may be one of the most important. Life without the experience of friendship is life without living. Human interaction is a necessity for survival, but friendship is an essential for the successful well-being of anyone. Friendship is a relationship which takes time to build. One can think building a friendship is like planting a garden. Firstly, one meets a person and plants the seed of friendship, then the friendship develops and continues to grow stronger. It requires devotion of time and patience to achieve a true friendship just like a garden that needs to be taken care of and watered daily to grow. However, a garden may some day become withered and die. Thus, one has to attend to it and has the patience to bring it back to life. Friendship also has its good and bad time. There comes a time when the relationship is just not working. To keep friendship lasting, one needs to have willingness and constancy to establish it. A person who builds a friendship like planting a garden can overcome the obstacles very easily. Friendship and planting a garden can both be considered as "give and take". The more effort and persistence are put into them, the more everlasting happiness can be accomplished. 41. According to the first paragraph, friendship …….. A. brings you experiences in life B. will develop if you are successful in life C. makes our life worth living D. is the most valuable thing in life 42. Friendship mentioned in the passage is a relationship that….. A. may not last long B. you don't need to care for C. you should always take care of D. may last forever 43. To maintain friendship, one needs these qualities EXCEPT…. A. devotion B. impatience C. constancy D. willingness 44. Which of the following statements is NOT true? A. You cannot re-establish a friendship when it is on the verge of break- up. B. Building a friendship is compared to planting a garden. C. It takes time to establish a true friendship. D. Friendship lives by "give and take”. 45. What is the purpose of the passage? A. To stop a garden from withering. B. To compare friendship building to gardening.
C. To explain what friendship is and how to maintain it. D. To show us how to make friends.