Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the bla space in the following passage. In the United States, birthday parties are often (1) ……… by colour decorations such as streamers and balloons. A birthday cake is often served with candles that are to be blown out after a “birthday wish” has been made. (2)……………. the birthday cake is brought to the table, the song "Happy Birthday to You” is sung. Wealthy people or celebrities may hire an event management agency or a party service to (3)…………… the party. The cake, or sometimes pastry or dessert, is served to a person on his or her birthday, and is often decorated with small candles, with the person's name a (4) ……………change of congratulations inscribed with icing. The phrase 'Happy Birthday” did not appear on birthday cakes until the song “Happy Birthday to You” was (5) ……….. in the early 1900s. 1. A. accompanied B. combined C. prepared D. enclosed 2. A. Until B. Because C. While D. Although 3. A. organize B. attend C. offer D. support 4. A. letters B. message C. note D. word 5. A. popularized B. composed C. praised D. found
Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D to answer the question about the passage. Last Sunday was definitely an unlucky day for me. It all started when I got into my car and it refused to start. I immediately realized that I had left the lights on, and the battery had gone flat. I telephoned my friend Robert and he came round and helped me start the car. I then drove into town to see a friend. I had arranged meet him at 6.30, but by the time I got there, it was ten past seven, and my friend was not there. I waited for him for an hour despite the freezing weather, but he didn't come. When I returned to my car, I saw that someone had broken into probably looking for the camera. Luckily, I never leave my camera in the car. There was nothing I could do but get into my car and drive home. Later I spoke to my friend and discovered that he had waited for only half an hour and left. He didn't even let me know about that. 1. Why couldn't the writer start his car? A. Because the lights had gone wrong. B. Because the battery had gone flat. C. Because the battery had been stolen. D. Because it hadn't been serviced. 2. What was the weather like when the writer waited for his friend in town? A. It was very cold. B. It was very hot. C. It was rainy. D. It was foggy. 3. In the writer's opinion, what did the thief want to steal? A. His money. B. His camera C. His car. D. His wallet. 4. What time did the writer's friend leave after waiting for him? A. 6.30 B. 7.00 C. 7.10 D. 7.30 5. Which of the following sentences is NOT true? A. A friend of the writer helped him start the car B. A friend of the writer lives in town. C. The writer had waited for his friend until 7 30. D. The writer's friend phoned him to let him I now that he had left.