Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Scott Newman wouldn’t be without his pocket-size TV ,which he mainly watches in bed. ‘I only watch programmes which last about half an hour, as any longer strains my eyes. I use the set for general entertainment though it is also really good for (18) ­­­­______ up with current affairs. The main problem with the set is that it’s not (19) ______ enough even when you use headphones. The reception is all right as long as nothing moves in front of the aerial’. Scott admits to being a gadget man, but doesn’t regret (20) ______ the set since he uses it nearly every day. Retired engineer Paul Hardcastle, has owned a pocket TV (21) ______ a number of years. ‘I use it mostly in the bathroom. I wanted to use it outdoors, but the trouble is that in bright light you can’t see the picture. I use rechargeable batteries as ordinary ones would cost too much. Paul believes that this sort of TV could be improved if the (22) ______ was slightly bigger and it didn’t use up batteries so quickly: he can only get half an hour’s viewing before the batteries go flat.

Question 20:


A. bought


B. buying


C. to buy


D. buy

Đáp án và lời giải
Đáp án:B
Lời giải:

Đáp án B

Regret+ V-ing: hối hận vì đã làm gì

Regret+ to V: lấy làm tiếc khi phải làm việc gì

but doesn’t regret (20______ the set since he uses it nearly every day. (nhưng không hối tiếc về việc mua chiếc TV vì anh sử dụng nó gần như mỗi ngày).    

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