Section I Use of English
Read the following text.Choose the best word(s)for each numbered blank and mark A,B,C or D on the ANSWER SHEET.(10 points)
①In Cambodia,the choice of a spouse is a complex one for the young male.②It may involve not only his parents and his friends,1 those of the young woman,but also a matchmaker.③A young man can 2 a likely spouse on his own and then ask his parents to 3 the marriage negotiations,or the young man’s parents may make the choice of a spouse,giving the child little to say in the selection.④4,a girl may veto the spouse her parents have chosen.⑤5 a spouse has been selected,each family investigates the other to make sure its child is marrying 6 a good family.
①The traditional wedding is a long and colorful affair.②Formerly it lasted three days,7 by the 1980s it more commonly lasted a day and a half.③Buddhist priests offer a short sermon and 8 prayers of blessing.④Parts of the ceremony involve ritual hair cutting,9 cotton threads soaked in holy water around the couple’s wrists,and 10 a candle around a circle of happily married and respected couples to bless the 11.⑤Newlyweds traditionally move in with the wife’s parents and may 12 with them up to a year,13 they can build a new house nearby.
①Divorce is legal and easy to 14,but not common.②Divorced persons are 15 with some disapproval.③Each spouse retains 16 property he or she 17 into the marriage,and jointly-acquired property is 18 equally.④Divorced persons may remarry,but a gender prejudice 19 up:The divorced male doesn’t have a waiting period before he can remarry 20 the woman must wait ten months.