1.Both the pink and blue dresses are pretty but I like the _____better.
A.earlier B.beginner C.former D.first
2.He made a_____to let all children learn English, but he soon found it impossible without an online course.
A.confinement B.commitment C.conception D.commission
3.The people living in these apartments have free____to that swimming pool.
A.access B.excess C.excursion D.recreation
4.He_____the old man with 10 pounds for bringing back the lost dog.
A.rewarded B.prized C.gave D.paid
5.He said he would never be intimidated_____what he didn’t like by big names.
A.do B.to do C.did D.into doing
6.I’m sorry to have____you with so many questions on such an occasion.
A.interfered B.offended C.impressed D.disturbed
7.I only work____ weekdays, not ____weekends.
A.on…on B.at…at C.on…at D.at…on
8.She grabbed the soap and washed____.
A.thoroughly B.thorough C.although D.though
9.Piano is a popular____.
A.machine B.instrument C.equipment D.tool
10.We are all____at the way her husband treated her.
A.disgusting B.disgusted C.disgustful D.disgust
11.There are many proverbs in Chinese. _____, there are also many proverbs in English.
A.Meanwhile B.Similarly C.Usually D.Typically
12.Many youngsters_____pop songs to old songs. They think pop singers are very cool.
A.suppose B.prefer C.suggest D.expect
13.The engineer tried to____the problem with several drawings.
A.recognize B.impress C.illustrate D.identify
14.She_____to book a seat on the next flight.
A.pushed B.drew C.rushed D.stroke
15.His favorite_____is playing drums.
A.pastime B.action C.habit D.moment
【解析】A .earlier 较早，B. beginner 开始，C. former 前者，D. first 最初. ABD均不符合题意，故选C。
【解析】A. confinement 监禁，B. commitment 承诺， C. conception概念，D. commission 委员会. ACD均不符合题意，故选B。
【解析】A. access 入口，通道“have free access to 可免费使用… ” B .excess 过度，过量 C. excursion 远足 D.recreation消遣，娱乐。BCD均不符合题意，故选A。
【解析】A. reward sb with sth用某物回报某人B. prize 奖品C. gave sb sth给某人某物D.pay for支付. BCD均不符合题意，故选A。
【解析】intimidate sb into doing sth 恐吓某人做某事
6-10 D C A B B 11-15 B B C C A