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ACT English Test - 8

DIRECTIONS: In the passage that follows, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose "NO CHANGE." In some cases, you will find in the right-hand column a question about the underlined part. You are to choose the best answer to the question.

You will also find questions about a section of the passage, or about the passage as a whole. These questions do not refer to an underlined portion of the passage, but rather are identified by a number or numbers in a box.

For each question, choose the alternative you consider best. Read the passage through once before you begin to answer the questions that accompany it. For many of the questions, you must read several sentences beyond the question to determine the answer. Be sure that you have read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative.

Last year was my first year in a new town, and I had enjoyed (1) it. I lived in a small town for 28 years before I was able to move. Small town life has it's (2) ups and downs, but I definitely like living in a city better. There is (3) many more opportunities in a city. Restaurants, shopping centers, recreational activities, and entertainment (4) are abundant in the city. I also have more job opportunities. There is (5) no doubt in my mind that I will never go back to live in a small town.
1.
A) No change.
B) have enjoyed
C) am enjoying
D) enjoyed


2.
A) No change.
B) its
C) their
D) his or her


3.
A) No change.
B) was
C) are
D) be


4.
A) No change.
B) Restaurants, shopping, centers, recreational, activities, and entertainment
C) Restaurants; shopping centers; recreational activities; and entertainment
D) Restaurants, shopping centers and recreational activities and entertainment


5.
A) No change.
B) are
C) was
D) be



If a person goes to the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago, they (1) will more (2) likely see a physical therapist. Physical therapists helps (3) people heal. They do things like helping people to walk again, regain strength, and how to recover. (4) Physical therapists need lots of training, and they also have to have specific qualities like the ability to communicate and the desire to help others. Although being a physical therapist is very demanding, it is certainly a rewarding career. (5)
6.
A) No change.
B) we
C) he or she
D) I


7.
A) No change.
B) most
C) more
D) mostly


8.
A) No change
B) help
C) helped are
D) are helping


9.
A) No change.
B) to walk again, regain strength, and recovering
C) to walk again, to regain strength and recover
D) to walk again, to regain strength and to recover


10.
A) No change.
B) Although, being a physical therapist is very demanding it is certainly a rewarding career.
C) Although being a physical therapist is very demanding; it is certainly a rewarding career.
D) Although, being a physical therapist is very demanding; it is certainly a rewarding career.




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