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Philip and Michael
Philip Masters was a millionaire now. (1) ______, everyone in the club was aware that he had built up his own business from scratch after he had left his first job as a kitchen salesman. “Ready-Fit Kitchens” had started in a shed at the end of Philip’s garden. Later, he (2) ______ in building a factory on the other side of town that employed more than three hundred people.
Ten years later, the financial press speculated that Philip’s business was worth a couple of million. When five more years later the company was taken over by the John Lewis Partnership, Philip got seventeen million pounds. (3) ______ businessmen were as lucky as he was.
Philip was married for more than twenty years. He had fallen in love with Sally at first (4) ______. Now Sally was chairman of the regional branch of the Save the Children Fund. Their son had just won a place at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Michael was the boy’s godfather.
Michael Gilmour could (5) ______ be a greater contrast. On leaving school, where Philip had been his closest friend, he (6) ______ to find a permanent job. He started out as a trainee with Watneys, but lasted only a few months. Then he started to work as a reporter with a publishing company. He drifted from job to job. (7) ______ Philip, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carol West, the daughter of a local doctor. They had a daughter. Michael seemed to have settled down at last.
- A) Therefore B) Moreover C) However D) Although
- A) fulfilled B) succeeded C) managed D) achieved
- A) Little B) Many C) Much D) Few
- A) view B) sight C) look D) glimpse
- A) simply B) nearly C) hardly D) merely
- A) lacked B) missed C) failed D) lost
- A) Like B) Alike C) Familiar D) Similar