READING TEST U456 Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage. In 1816, there were no schools for the deaf in America. Several deaf people would like to go to schools, but all of the schools closed because they met with many problems. The first people (1) ……………were Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. They opened their school in 1817. The school (2)………… the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons. It was the only school for deaf children in America. Clerc and Gallaudet did not know (3)…………… would happen after they opened their school. They worked very hard. The school grew and many more students (4)…………These students were from all over the country. The school is still (5) ………….today and its name is changed, it is called The American School for the Deaf. 1. 2. A. succeed A. named B. succeeded B. name C. succeeding C. was named D. to succeed D. was name 3. 4. A. what A. attend B. how B. attended C. which С. attending D. that D. to attend 5. A. to open B. open C. opening D. opened
Choose the item among A, B, C or D that best answers the question about the passage. Television is one of man's most important means of communication. It brings pictures and sounds from around the world into millions of homes. A person with a television set can sit in his or her house and watch the President make a speech or visit a foreign country. He can see a war being happened and watch statesmen try to bring about peace. Through television, home viewers can see and learn about people, places, and things in faraway lands. In addition to these things, television brings its viewers a steady stream of programs that are designed to entertain. In fact, television provides many more entertaining programs than any other kinds. The programs include light comedies sporting events, and motion pictures. 1. Why is television one of man's most important means of communication? A. Because it brings only pictures around the world into millions of homes. B. Because it brings pictures and sounds from around the world into millions of homes. C. Because it only brings pictures and sounds from around the city into a millions of homes. D. Because it brings only sounds around the world into millions of homes. 2. A person with a……………. can sit in his or her house and watch the President make a speech or visit a foreign country. A. television set B. cassette C. telephone D. radio 3. Through television, home viewers can…………. A. do everything they like it. B. make speeches. C. see and learn about people, places, and things in faraway lands. D. do shopping and entertain. 4. Television provides ………….than any other kinds. A. much more entertaining programs B. less entertaining programs C. fewer entertaining programs D. many more entertaining programs 5. Which programs are television designed to bring entertainment to people? A. Light comedies and films. B. Light comedies, sporting events, motion pictures and so on. C. War being happened in some countries around the world. D. Only sport events.