. Read the passage and then choose the correct word for each space by putting a cross on the letter A,B,C or D (15 points)
THE TRADE IN RHINO HORN
Last year thieves broke into a Scottish castle and stole only one thing: a rhino horn, which at up 1.5 metres was the logest in the world. In China pharmaveutical (0)……have been building up (31)…….of antiques made from rhino horn, for the sole (32)………of smashing them to powder to make the (33)………ingredient of many of their medicines. And in Africa poachers continue to die in the (34)………..for the black rhino.
Recently, conservations met to (35)……… a campaign to persuade countries where rhino horn is (36)……… part of the traditional medicine to (37)………. To substitutes. The biggest (38)…….. to the survival of the rhiniceros is the (39)……….. of certain countries to enforce a ban on domestic (40)…… in rhino horn.
The rhino horn is included in many (41)……….. for disorders raging from fevers to nosebleeds. Horn, like fingernails, is made of keratin and has no proven medicinal (42)………… Traditional sunstitues, such as horn from buffalo or antelope, are (43)……. as second best.
The battle is (44)……..to be winnable. But it may be harder than the battle against the trade in ivory, for there is a (45)………between the two commodities. Ivory is a luxury; rhino horn, people believe, could save the life of their child.
0. (A) factories (B) plants (C) workshops (D) studios
31.(A) amounts (B) bundles (C) collections (D) groups
32.(A) reason (B) intention (C) need (D) purpose
33.(A) essential (B) real (C) actual (D) true
34.(A) chance (B) search (C) fight (D) race
35.(A) design (B) plan (C) programme (D) form
36.(A). hardly (B) even (C) nearly (D) still
37.(A) vary (B) switch (C) modify (D) adjust
38.(A) threat (B) danger (C) disater (D) menace
39.(A) rejection (B) denial (C) refusal (D) protest
40.(A) business (B) commerce (C) selling (D) trading
41.(A) recipes (B) aids (C) remedies (D) doses
42.(A) capacity (B) values (C) control (D) powers
43.(A) regarded (B) valued (C) known (D) reputed
44.(A) imagined (B) dreamed (C) thought (D) viewed
45.(A) variation (B) difference (C) gap (D) comparison
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