Section I Use of English

The homeless make up a growing percentage of America’s population. __1_ homelessness has reached such proportions that local government can’t possibly __2__. To help homeless people __3__ independence, the federal government must support job training programs, __4__ the minimum wage, and fund more low-cost housing. __5__ everyone agrees on the numbers of Americans who are homeless. Estimates __6__ anywhere from 600,000 to 3 million. __7__ the figure may vary, analysts do agree on another matter: that the number of the homeless is __8__, one of the federal government’s studies __9__ that the number of the homeless will reach nearly 19 million by the end of this decade.

Finding ways to __10__ this growing homeless population has become increasingly difficult. __11__ when homeless individuals manage to find a __12__ that will give them three meals a day and a place to sleep at night, a good number still spend the bulk of each day __13__ the street. Part of the problem is that many homeless adults are addicted to alcohol or drugs. And a significant number of the homeless have serious mental disorders. Many others, __14__ not addicted or mentally ill, simply lack the everyday __15__ skills need to turn their lives __16__. Boston Globe reporter Chris Reidy notes that the situation will improve only when there are __17__ programs that address the many needs of the homeless. __18__ Edward Blotkowsk, director of community service at Bentley College in Massachusetts, __19__ it, “There has to be __20__ of programs. What’s need is a package deal.”

1. [A] Indeed [B] Likewise [C] Therefore [D] Furthermore

2. [A] stand [B] cope [C] approve [D] retain

3. [A] in [B] for [C] with [D] toward

4. [A] raise [B] add [C] take [D] keep

5. [A] Generally [B] Almost [C] Hardly [D] Not

6. [A] cover [B]change [C]range [D]differ

7. [A]now that [B]although [C]provided [D]Except that

8. [A]inflating [B]expanding [C]increasing [D]extending

9. [A]predicts [B]displays [C]proves [D]discovers

10. [A]assist [B]track [C]sustain [D]dismiss

11. [A]Hence [B]But [C]Even [D]Only

12. [A]lodging [B]shelter [C]dwelling [D]house

13. [A]searching [B]strolling [C]crowding [D]wandering

14. [A]when [B]once [C]while [D]whereas

15. [A]life [B]existence [C]survival [D]maintenance

16. [A]around [B]over [C]on [D]up

17. [A]complex [B]comprehensive [C]complementary [D]compensating

18. [A]So [B]Since [C]As [D]Thus

19. [A]puts [B]interprets [C]assumes [D]makes

20. [A]supervision [B]manipulation [C]regulation [D]coordination