For questions 1 -15, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D best fits each space, There is an example at the beginning (0).
Example: 0 A While B During C As D Whereas
(0)___A___playing golf in the British Isles not (1) ….. ago, I came (2) ….. a funny sign posted on a seaside golf (3)….. . ‘Gentlemen, please play quickly!’ the sign implored, Three hours is too long for a (4) …… of golf! Imagine such a claim in America, (5) ….. of the six-hour death matches.
Slow play is strangling our beloved game, What (6) ….. to be an afternoon’s getaway has evolved into an entire day’s (7) ….., and most people can’t (8) ….. to spend a whole day playing golf.
I know more than a few people who have (9) ….. , the game out of frustration: golf, they concluded, just takes too long,
It (10) ….. cheer you up to know that when Jay Larson plays golf he doesn’t take anything like six hours to do it.
In fact, in his last officially (11) ….. round he shot 72 and it took him exactly 39 minutes, 55 seconds. He just plays golf really, really fast.
Larson is (12) ….. N° 1 in the world in Speed Golf. (13) …. known as ‘Extreme Golf’, Speed Golf, like the Olympic Biathlon, is a combination of two pure sports: (14) ….. running and golf. Players (15) ….. in time trials like this: you hit your ball, you run to it, you hit it again, When you’ve completed 18 holes, you’re done.
1 A far B long C much D while
2 A into B across C along D up
3 A pitch B court C field D course
4 A tournament B play C round D set
5 A home B house C country D place
6 A accustomed B should C used D had
7 A arrangement B commitment C pertormance D discipline
8 A afford B manage C take D provide
9 A gone B given C jilted D quit
10 A must B might C ought D needs
11 A counted B measured C timed D dated
12 A ranked B placed C ordered D positioned
13 A Pastly B Lastly C Earlier D Formerly
14 A length B distance C stamina D far
15 A compete B contest C struggle D race