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1. humble OR rustic 2. He loved eating and was unfussy/ He enjoyed eating and would try anything.  3. If something is not going to happen don’t insist just forget it. 4. B
1. (i) quartz mines closed (ii) Hong Kong International Airport opened  2. decimating  3. the noise level makes Sha Lo Wan unfit for humans to live in/ it’s too loud for people to live near
1. hefty 2. tourists have more money than locals   3. (i) shouldering (ii) upkeep (iii) fleeced
1. By making the victims fall in love with/develop romantic feelings for them 2. By (sending additional scammers) posing as staff from the anti-deception centre 3. D 4. B
1. halt 2. They couldn't see any future in it./The country was poor, incomes were low, and there was no call for the profession. 3. 1998 4. (i) civil servant  (ii) established
1. D 2. C 3. most of (Indian) society 4. D 5. It’s easier to find work/a job (in aviation) now than it was in the past.
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1. C 2. B 3. C 4. (i) exploding  (ii) share  (iii) accessible 5. D 6. C 7. A