TOEFL - Reading Comprehension - Test 47
In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
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Newsweek magazine hailed 1984 as the "Year of the Yuppie" and devoted a special report to the yuppie phenomenon, which tended to describe yuppies as a collection of lively oddities. We are told that yuppies, 10 male and female, are interested not only in their economic but also in their physical well-being. They spend a good many hours exercising; at the same time, they find food, especially exotic food, more important than do most Americans. They make their dining, to use a slang expression, a "class act." The same holds true for the way they dress, and how 15 they conduct themselves. The success of their efforts to climb both the business and social ladder can be advanced or retarded by the scarf around their neck or the cut of their hair. The opposite is on image and the image is the opposite of romantic. The image, which they fabricate as necessary, is what will take them to the top. Or 20 that's what they think!
B. collectors of odd things.
C. people who like being different.
D. really great people.
B. yuppies like to eat unusual and exciting food.
C. yuppies have studied how to behave
D. yuppies use slang when they go out
B. yuppies are not good people
C. yuppies come from rich families
D. yuppies might not get to the top