His proposal is _____ to all of us and you do not need to tell us more about it.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage:
The cowboy is the hero of many movies,. He is, even today, a symbol of courage and adventure. But what was the life of the cowboy really like?
The cowboy’s job is clear from the word cowboy. Cowboy were men who took care of cows and other cattle. The cattle were in the West and in Texas. People in the cities of the East wanted beef these cattle. Trains could take the cattle east. But first the cattle had to get to the trains. Part of the cowboy’s job was to take the cattle hundreds of miles to the railroad town. The trips were called cattle drivers. A cattle drive usually took several months. Cowboys rode for sixteen hours a day. Because they rode so much, each cowboy brought along about eight horses. A cowboy changed horses several times each day.
The cowboys had to make sure that cattle arrived safely. Before starting on a drive, the cowboys branded the cattle. They burned a mark on the cattle to show who they belonged to. But these marks didn’t stop rustlers, or cattle thieves. Cowboys had to protect the cattle from rustlers. Rustlers made the dangerous trip even more dangerous.
Even though their work was very difficult and dangerous, cowboys did not earn much money. They were paid badly. Yet cowboys liked their way of life. They lived in a wild and open country. They lived a life of adventure and freedom.
11. A cowboy is a symbol of .
A. courage and adventure B. a hard life and big pay
C. movies in the past D. cows and other cattle
12. The cowboys’ job was .
A. to be a hero in real life B. to be a hero of the movie
C. to take care of cattle D. to be a dangerous rustler
13. During a cattle driver, cowboys took a group of cows from a wild and open country to .
A. the West states and Texas B. the cities of the East States
C. the people who eat beef in cities D. the railroad towns hundred miles away
14. On their way of cattle drivers, the cowboys protected the cattle by .
A. burning a mark on their cows B. keeping an eye on cattle thieves
C. making the trip more dangerous D. looking after eight cows each person
15. Cowboys enjoyed themselves because .
A. they liked their way of life B. they made a lot of money
C. they had a vary difficult job D. they were heroes in movies
Part IV Translation
The subjects in his experiment were 75 college students. They represented all levels of ability in English: beginning, intermediate, and native-speaking students. (Passage Two)
He gave us a good ____ of his experience.