1.The president promised to keep all the board members ___ of how the negotiations were going on.
2.He told us his story in a ___ voice .
3.They stayed up trying to ______ out a way to solve the problem.
4.The old couple decided to ___ a boy and a girl though they had three children of their own.
5.Smoking and drinking are regarded as _______ in some countries because they do no good to health.
6.He was in poor health, so the doctor ___ him to drink wine.
7.It is said that the math teacher seems ___ towards bright students.
8.Much of the news provided by this newspaper is _______, not foreign.
9.I tried to ring Mr. Brown but his number was ___.
10.I didn’t know the word. I had to ___ a dictionary.
11.The program was tailored _____ the needs of young children.
12.The lawyer advised him to drop the _______, since he stands little chance to win.
13.There _______ the last piece of cake and the last spoonful of ice cream.
14.Will you stay for lunch?— Sorry, ___. My brother is coming to see me.
15.According to the American federal government, residents of Hawaii have the longest life ___: 77.2 years.
16.I was crossing the street and was almost _______ by car.
17.The manager would rather his daughter ___ in the same office
A.had not worked
B.not to work
C.does not work
D.did not work
18.You will see this product ___ wherever you go.
A.to be advertised
19.She does very well in playing ___piano.
20.In recent years much more emphasis has been put ___ developing the students’ productive skills.