Section I Use of English
Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and mark A,B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1 .(10points)
The homeless make up a growing percentage of America 's population. __1__ homelessness has reached such proportions that local government can't possibly _____2____ . To help homeless people _____3___ independence, the federal government must support job training programs,_____4_____ the minimum wage, and fund more low-cost housing._____5____everyone agrees on the numbers of Americans who are homeless. Estimates ____6__ anywhere from 600,000 to 3 million. _____7__ t he figure may vary, analysts do agree on another matter: that the number of the homeless is _____8____ , one of the federal government's studies _____9__ that the number of the homeless will reach nearly 19 million by the end of this decade.