84. The _____ of the clock showed that it was time for dinner.
A. hands B. fingers C. numbers D. arms
81. He told me he had been offered a very well-paid _____ abroad.
A. service B. position C. business D. work
80. These trees cannot be grown in such a cold _____ as ours.
A. weather B. climate C. season D. space
79. The taxi driver was badly _____ when his car crashed into a wall.
A. pained B. hit C. hurt D. wound
78. The room was so quiet that she could hear the _____ of her heart.
A. hitting B. beating C. tapping D. striking