Part I: Vocabulary and Structure
Section A: Complete each sentence using the correct word or expression from the box.
1. The investigators searched her house after they received a(n)
tip over the phone.
since last night.
5. We figured that in twenty years each of us ought to have our
worked out and our fortunes made, whatever they were
going to be.
in horror when she saw a snake in the grass.
old chap in the world.
I will never forget him.
many large cities.
10. Controlled drinking can dramatically help people keep their
as they age.
Section B: Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
11. The police presence at airports seemed to double _______ after
the bomb threat.
12. In order to _______ information from people, investigators
sometimes use questionable methods.
13. It is a federal crime to _______ a lawyer in a courtroom.
14. After the September 11 _______ attacks in the United States,
the government took extreme measures to make sure it wouldn't
15. The new measures they have taken, though _____ effective, have
been praised by the manager.
16. I think pop-up ads on the Internet and spam in my e-mail inbox
are terribly _______ —so much so that it might be an invasion of privacy.
17. Online retailers such as Amazon and iTunes are so successful
that they have become _______ names.
18. The new facial recognition security system _______ knows who
you are and if you have access to the building.
19. In the experiment we kept a(n) ________ eye on the developments
and recorded every detail.
20. After my store was broken into, the police officer drove me home
as a _______.
Section C: Complete each sentence with a suitable word.
21. We never do anything exciting any more — we seem to be stuck
his overcoat, listened
file about the
Frank Spacey case?
the police to help you out when
you're in trouble.
26. I know the security guards need to ask for identification, but I
27. After you check your bank balance online, remember to log
so no one else can steal your information.
I would have helped out last only I had known you
fire as a way to protect
property or even our lives.
30. In such a heavy traffic jam, it's impossible to reverse a taxi,
(let alone) the bus.
Part II: Banked Cloze
Questions 31 to 40 are based on the following passage.
Last summer, I went on vacation to Spain. On only the second day, my wallet was stolen. It was a very (31)
time, and I was (32) frustrated and angered. At first, I was angry
I had lost the cash in my wallet. Then, I realized that the thief now had
my credit cards and ID card! With only a little practice, he or she could easily (33) my signature and make hundreds of (34) purchases.
I immediately called the credit card companies to cancel my cards. The
more I thought about it, the angrier I got. How could someone commit such
? The (36) deceitfulness in stealing other people's wallets really
made me wonder how someone could be completely without (37)
standards or morals.
Thankfully, I still had traveler's checks — which are (38)
accepted in Spain — at my hotel. However, I was no longer in a good
(39) to enjoy my vacation. In my opinion, the authorities must attack
this problem (40)
; it's not enough to just focus on pickpockets or identify theft that happens locally. With the Internet, there's no such thing as "local" anymore.
Part III: Reading Comprehension
Questions 41 to 45 are based on the following passage.
Many people often wonder about the terms "blue-collar crime" and
"white-collar crime". What's the difference? Is one worse than the other?
Are they committed by different kinds of people? What does crime have to do with the color of your shirt?
First, it is helpful to understand that blue-collar workers are those people employed in jobs that require manual labor, and white-collar workers perform non-manual labor in an office setting. The terms can be dated back to the 19th century, when industrial workers and manual laborers were required to wear clothing suitable to the difficult work — which was typically a blue work shirt or blue coveralls. In contrast, professional workers in offices generally wore white dress shirts.
Today, the primary distinctions between white-collar and blue-collar crime are the social class to which the suspect belongs and the type of crime committed. Blue-collar crimes are committed by individuals from lower social classes (ie, less privileged backgrounds with fewer professional and societal opportunities), and white-collar crimes, conversely, are committed by individuals from higher, more affluent social classes.
The exact nature of the crime is also a defining factor of blue-collar versus white-collar crime. Blue-collar crimes tend to be relatively obvious (eg, vandalism, robbery, and shoplifting) or violent (eg, assault, arson, and murder) crimes that are committed out of desperation.
White-collar crimes, however, are "quieter" crimes (eg, bribery, embezzlement, and computer crime) committed by people who have the means and opportunity to exploit professional situations.
It is impossible to say that one type of crime is worse than the other, for both have serious and lasting effects for the victims. Blue-collar crime gets more consistent exposure in the media, so we usually hear more about it on a regular basis. However, even though we might not hear many news stories about white-collar crime, it still occurs every day. The increase in computer crime and rising instances of identify theft are testament to that.
41. Which of the following would make the best title for this
A. White-Collar Crime: A Victimless Crime.
B. A History of Blue-Collar and White-Collar
C. Blue-Collar Crime Versus White-Collar Crime:
D. An Examination into Blue-Collar Crime.
42. With which of the following statements would the author likely
A. Identity theft is an example of blue-collar
B. All crime is equally bad for the victims.
C. Many white-collar criminals have good jobs.
D. Incidents of blue-collar crime are
43. The writer suggests that _______.
A. blue-collar crime is heavily covered by the
B. white-collar crime is heavily covered by the
C. both types of crime are heavily covered by the
D. crime is not heavily covered by the news media
44. Which paragraph provides a historical context for modern-day
blue-collar and white-collar?
A. Paragraph 2.
B. Paragraph 3.
C. Paragraph 4.
D. Paragraph 5.
45. Which of the following would be an example of white-collar