It is all very well to blame traffic jams, the cost of petrol and the (31) __ pace of modem life, but manners on the roads are becoming horrible. Everybody knows that the nicest men become monsters (32) ___ the wheel. It is all very well, again, to have a tiger in the tank, but to have one in the driver's seat is (33) ___ matter altogether. You might tolerate the odd road-hog, the rude and inconsiderate driver, but nowadays the well-mannered motorist is the (34) ___ to the rule. Perhaps the situation (35) ___ a "Be Kind to Other Drivers" campaign,(36) __ it may get completely (37) ____

Road politeness is not only good manners, but good (38) ____ too. It takes the most cool-headed and good-tempered of drivers to (39) ____ the temptation to revenge when (40) ___ to uncivilized behavior. On the other hand, a little politeness goes a long way towards (41) __ the tensions of motoring. A friendly nod or a wave of acknowledgement in (42)___ to an act of politeness helps to (43) __ an atmosphere of goodwill and tolerance so necessary in modem traffic conditions. But such acknowledgements of politeness are all too (44) __ today. Many drivers nowadays don't even seem able to recognize politeness when they see it.

(45)___, misplaced politeness can also be dangerous. Typical examples are the driver who brakes (46) __ to allow a car to emerge (47) ___ aside street at some hazard to following traffic, (48)_ a few seconds later the road would be clear anyway; or the man who waves a child across a zebra (49) __ into the path of oncoming vehicles that may be unable to stop (50) __

Years ago the experts warned us that the car- ownership explosion would demand a lot more give-and-take from all road users. It is high time for all of us to take this message to heart.
31. A. hasty B. prompt
  C. urgent D. quick

32. A. on B. above
  C. behind D. by

33. A. the other B. all other
  C. another D. other

34. A. exclusion B. exception
  C. modification D. access

35. A. calls for B. calls out
  C. calls upon D. calls up

36. A. moreover B. while
  C. otherwise D. till

37. A. out of hand B. in hand
  C. at hand D. off hand

38. A. doubt B. reason
  C. discipline D. sense

39. A. resist B. persist
  C. consist D. insist

40. A. subject B. being subjected
  C. subjected D. is subjected

41. A. dismissing B. relieving
  C. releasing D. removing

42. A. appeal B. approach
  C. reflection D. response

43. A. create B. produce
  C. proceed D. raise

44. A. common B. rare
  C. extraordinary D. unique

45. A. Therefore B. Furthermore
  C. However D. Thus

46. A. politely B. carefully
  C. vigorously D. violently

47. A. at B. on
  C. to D. from

48. A. though B. when
  C. where D. which

49. A. crossing B. cross
  C. being crossed D. to cross

50. A. on time B. in time
  C. at a time D. at times