—Mom，dad is smoking again!
—Well，let him cut it ________ gradually since old habits die hard．
A．off B．down C．up D．out
--- Who is your favourite basketball player in China?
--- Yao Ming, of course. No one plays _____.
A. better B. best C. good D. well
By accepting lower prices，organizers can sell tickets that would ______ go unsold．（ ）
A．therefore B．otherwise C．instead D．however
Tomorrow there will be _______ sunshine with cloudy intervals so he has made a plan for a picnic with his family．（ ）
A．mainly B．occasionally C．roughly D．Extremely
Since studying abroad often puts you on a completely different continent，you are much closer to places you might _______ not have had the opportunity to visit．（ ）
A．rather B．otherwise C．therefore D．still
They are always short of water to drink, __________less to bathe in.
A. much B. too C. rather D. no
He had ever climbed this mountain several month before,but he couldn’t find the way this time
A.anyhow B.somehow C.somewhat D.sometime
We don’t know what’s being discussed, we can feel the atmosphere is very tense.
A.yet B.though C.however D.as
Most of them are out attending an important meeting, so there are not _______ enough people here to do the job.
A. almost B. nearly C. hardly D. seldom
—Jessica is very bright and studies very hard _____.
—No wonder she always gets the first place in the examination.
A. as well B. as well as
C. either D. also
The job is great in terms of salary. It has its disadvantages, ________.
A. though B. however C. even D. therefore
The iPhone 7 has new colors and water resistance (防水) function. The design of it is similar to that of the iPhone 6S ______.
A. anyhow B. although C. somehow D. even
The young man didn’t have enough money to buy a new car. _______, he bought a used one.
A. Besides B. However C. Instead D. Still
--- Does he study very hard at school?
--- Yes, he studies _____.
A. very indeed hard B. hard very indeed
C. very hard indeed D. indeed very hard
Mr. Holmes believed that door was locked inside by the hostess, but all the evidence suggested ______.
A. instead B. anyway C. otherwise D. though
Li Ping runs _______ than Ji Fang.
A. more slowlier B. very much slowly
C. much more slowly D. very slowly
— How is everything going on with you in the UK?
— Quite well. Not so smoothly as I hoped, _____.
A. instead B. though C. either D. too
You can never be ________ careful, the road is icy and slippery.
A. very B. too C. quite D. rather
There’s little chance that we will succeed in changing our fate. _________, it is important that we try.
A. Meanwhile B. Nevertheless C. Otherwise D. Therefore
It was a long time since the girl last saw her parents, no wonder she was not _____ excited when they came.
A. much B. greatly C. a little D. a bit