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 HP TOEIC Reading: 131-140 Teacher's Notes:

131. D. anyone
(hint: English does not like double negatives, this eliminates no one and nobody and generally requires the form any) Somebody is not really improper English, however it is not the broadest scope and the experts who create the TOEIC would prefer anyone.
Using somebody might give the impression that the cup is given only to important persons.

132. A. Badly,
Stiffly? it is a little hard for "things to go" rigidly, same for soundly which means firmly or even worse for slightly meaning to a small degree.

133. C. had seen,
A. seen is missing part of the tense B. sees is present tense and he "won" at cards D "will see" works for me if we are talking clairvoyance.

134. D. might
A. much has to do with amount, B. ought needs "to" to be added to make it correct, perhaps is not a verb

135. A. resinded (which means take back) or C. cut off
B. close out means to excluded D. turned off means extinguish

136 . B. could
(likely and if are not verbs!)

137. B. enrollment is a noun the rest are verbs

138. C. "to" otherwise follow is not an infinitive.

139. C Before
forewards is a direction, prematurely means before you should or want, soon is a near in time.

140. B. share
look, think and even reckon need something to connect them to the rest of the phrase i.e.: "look at" , "think about" or "reckon with"
(even then reckon with would not work well)

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Christopher YUKNA
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