第1部分：词汇选项(第1-1 5 题，每题1分，共15分)
下面每个句子中均有1 个词或短语画有下画线，请为每处画线部分确定1 个意义最为接近的选项。
1. He is in a rather difficult situationat present.
A. location B. position C. preparation D. station
2. It is hard for m e to give you a definite answer.
A. sure B. correct C. real D. clear
3. The police arrested the suspect yesterday and released him this morning.
A. freed B. relieved C. kicked D. liberated
4. On behalf of everyone in this party, I wish you a very happy birthday.
A. Presenting B. Assisting C. Representing D. Cheating
5. It is said that Joe comes from a wealthy family.
A. poor B. large C. rich D. happy
6. Even though his parents wanted him to become a doctor, Peter, chose his vocation as a writer.
A. vacation B. profession C. work D. variety
7. The plane will be taking off in approximately 10 minutes.
A. about B. possibly C. probably D. rarely
8. D o you have any pen friends?
A. children B. pals C. writers D. students
9. There w as a rapid increase in population in the last century.
A. slow B. high C. shocking D. quick
10. Because of gambling, his debt has amounted to 20,000 dollars.
A. reached B. lost C. arrived D. rose
11. Human beings cannot exist without air.
A. live B. breathe C. exercise D. grow
12. T he gold medal w o n by two Chinese girls in the w o m e n ’s doubles of tennis is of great significance.
A. happiness B. difficulty C. importance D. impatience
13. Safety is always our primary concern.
A. least B. secondary C. last D. chief
14. Charges for local telephone calls are outrageous.
A. unheard of B. unacceptable C. unbelievable D. ridiculous
15. The boy ahead of m e is m y classmate.
A. at the back of B. behind C. in front of D. in the front of