Time allotted: 60 min.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions. 1. A. matched B. stopped
C. designed D. talked 2. A. laugh
C. naughty D. aeronautics
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions. 3. A. social
C. correct D. message 4. A. delicate B. decided
C. purity D. passenger
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. The security guard walked around the premises the lookout for thieves. A. on B. at
is beginning to affect his relationship and his job. A. The drinking B. He’s drinking C. His drinking D. To be drinking 7. Amanda’s girl to date someone like Derek!
A. too smart a B. so smart a C. such a smart D. a smart enough 8. Whatever you do, don’t _ _until I tell you to. A. let the rope go off
B. let go of the rope C. let the rope off
D. let go the rope 9. The peace between the two countries put an end to the hostilities. A. treaty
B. contract C. agreement D. compromise 10. There is no about it: she will easily win the race. A. doubt
B. doubtful C. doubted D. doubting 11. Not all in the fall. A. trecs shed their leaves
B. trees shed from their leaves C. trees shed off their leaves
D. leaves shed from the trees 12. The students in my class do nothing except excuses abonit why they
haven’t handed in their assignments.
A. to make B. making C. make D. in making 13. Henry was expelled because he was caught in the toilets. A. to have smoking
B. of smoking C. smoking
D. to smoke 14. I would go for a walk. but it’s wet.
A. so much B. much too C. very too D. too much 15. on my computer, I completed the report much quicker. A. Have worked
B. Worked C. Having been worked
D. Working 16. Why_ _see an eye specialist if you’re so concerned? A. not B. not to
C. don’t D. you do not 17. Unfortunately, poor exam results prevent_ _ to university. A. to admit her
B. her from admitted C. her admit
D. her from being admitted 18. Yesterday, when she got home, she went straight to her room and
_ on her bed. A. lay B. laid
19. In Great Britain most of the students attend a school, a school for all
pupils of the same age.
A. compulsory B. complex C. comprehensive D. complicated Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions, 20. The fact that space exploration has increased dramatically in the past thirty
years indicates that we are very eager to learn all we can about our solar system.
A. seriously B. significantly C. gradually D. doubtfully 21. The hands on my alarm clock are luminous. So I can tell time in the dark. A. enormous B. moving
C. shining D. helpful Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. 22. Statistics have shown that there are only slightly fewer males than females in
the field of education, yet it is generally believed that the vast majority of teaching professionals are women.
A. statistically B. considerably C. frivolously D. lightly 23. Professional athletes take part in intense training sessions, in which they work
extremely hard. A. serious
B. supervised C. modern D. relaxing Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – “Help yourselves to the beef and chicken, children!”
A. Yes. Why not?
C. Really? 25. – “Can you make us some tea, Oggy?”
B. Just feel at home. D. Oh, thank you!
A. No, I won’t I’m afraid.
B. Sorry, I don’t. C. I’m afraid I can’t now.
D. Don’t worry. Go ahead! Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Modern technology, in all its various forms, has changed the way we live our lives, but unfortunately, (26)
has not always been for the better. A number of things we used to value highly are gradually disappearing or have disappeared altogether. Take punctuality, for example: before mobile phones, people had to keep their appointments and get to meetings (27) time.
Now, it seems, it is perfectly acceptable to send a text five minutes before you are due to meet, telling your friend or colleague not to expect you for another half an hour or so. The Internet, too, has had a negative effect on our (28) _. Rudeness seems to be the language of debate on any site which (29) users to give their opinions. Anonymity makes it easier for people to insult anyone that has views which are different from their own. They lose all sense of politeness and restraint, safe in the knowledge that they (30) never be identified.
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready for First, 3rd Edition) 26. A. which
D. this 27. A. at
D. over 28. A. emotions B. manners C. personalities D. characteristics 29. A. calls
D. invites 30. A. will
D. were Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Tornadoes (also called turisters) are formed over land during thunderstorms, when a column of rapidly circling air forms under a thunderstorm and extends down to the ground. Tornadoes can be extremely destructive, with winds reaching 480 kilometers (or 300 miles) per hour and lasting up to an hour. In a destructive tornado, the damage path can be up to one and a half kilometers (or one mile) wide and over 97 kilometers (or 60 miles) long. The strong winds can uproot trees, lift cars, and damage buildings. They are often deadly and can destroy entire neighborhoods. Predicting a tornado is difficult because they form very quickly, with little or no warning. Authorities may post a tornado watch or tornado warning. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible, usually because there are strong thunderstorms in the area, and people should watch for tornadoes to form. A tornado warning means that tornadoes have been seen in the area and people should take cover immediately. Unfortunately, there is visually little time for people to evacuate once a tornado has formed The United States has the highest number of tornadoes in the world each year, mostly in the Midwest and southern states. They occur most often in the spring and early summer, especially during the afternoon and early evening when thunderstorms are more common. Tornadoes are also common in Australia and Bangladesh.
(Source: National Geographic Learning)
31. The best title of the passage can be
A. Nature’s Most Violent Storm B. Natural Disasters
C. Tornadoes in the United States D. Predicting a Tornado 32. The word “They” in paragraph 1 refers to
A. thunderstorms B. tornadoes C. winds D. buildings 33. According to the passage, which of the following does NOT describe a tornado A. destructive B. deadly
C. unpredictable D. magnificent 34. The word “evacuate” in paragraph 2 almost means A. release B. run
C. escape D. withdraw 35. According to the passage, it is not easy to predict a tornado beciuse_
A. it forms very quickly, with little or no warning B. it occurs most often in the spring and early summer C. it occurs most often in the afternoon and early evening
D. it comes from rapidly circling air under a thunderstorm Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
Throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, citizens of the United States maintained a bias against big cities. Most lived in farms and in small towns and believed cities to be centers of corruption, vrime, poverty. and moral degradation. Their distrust was caused, in part, by a national ideology that proclaimed farming the greatest occupation and rural living superior to urban living. This attitude prevailed even as the number of urban dwellers increased and cities became an essential feature of the national landscape. Gradually, economic reality overcame ideology. Thousands abandoned the precarious life on the farm for more secure and better paving jobs in the city. But when these people migrated from the countryside, they carried their fears and suspicion with them. These new urb.unities, already convinced that cities were overwhelmed with great problems, eageily embraced the progressive reforms that promised to bring order out of the chaos of the city. One of many reforms came in the area of public utilities. Water and sewerage systems were usually operated by municipal governments, but the gas and electric networks were privately owned. Reformers feared thit the privately owned utility companies would charge exorbitant rates for these essential services and deliver them only to people who could afford them. Some city and state governments responded by regulating the utility companies, but a number of cities began to supply these services themselves. Proponents of
these reforms argued that public ownership and regulation would insure widespread access to these utilities and guarantee a fair price. While some reforms focused on government and public behavior, others looked at the cities as a whole. Civic leaders, convinced that physical environment influenced human behavior, argued that cities should develop master plans to guide their future growth and development. City planning was nothing new, but the rapid industrialization and urban growth of the late nineteenth century took place without any consideration for order. Urban renewal in the twentieth century followed several courses. Some cities introduced plans to completely rebuild the city core. Most other cities contented themselves with zoning plans for regulating future growth. Certain parts of town were restricted to residential use, while others were set aside for industrial or commercial development.
(Source: TOEFL Reading) 36. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. A comparison of urban and rural life in the early twentieth century B. The role of government in the twentieth century urban renewal C. Efforts to improve urban life in the early twentieth century
D. Methods of controlling urban growth in the twentieth century 37. The first paragraph suggests that most people who lived in rural areas
A. were suspicious of their neighbors B. were very proud of their lifestyle C. believed city government had too much power
D. wanted to move to the cities 38. The word “precarious” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
A. wealthy B. inexpensive C. irregular D. unstable 39. What concern did reformers have about privately owned utility companies?
A. They feared the services would not be made available to all city dwellers. B. They believed private ownership would slow economic growth. C. They did not trust the companies to obey the government regulations.
D. They wanted to ensure that the services would be provided to rural areas. 40. All of the following were the direct results of public utility reforms EXCEPT
A. local governments determined the rates charged by private utility companies B. some utility companies were owned and operated by local governments C. the availability of services was regulated by local governments D. private utility companies were required to pay a fee to local governments
41. The word “others” in the last paragraph refers to A. reforms B. cities
C. leaders D. plins 42. Why does the author mention “industrialization” in the last paragraph?
A. to suggest that labor disputes had become an urban problem B. to emphasize the economic importance of urban areas C. to explain how fast urban growth led to poorly designed cities D. to illustrate the need for construction of new factories
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. Automobiles began to be equipped by built-in radios around 1930.
D 44. Most of us fail in our efforts at self-improvement because our schemes are too
A ambitious and we never have time to carry out them.
45. In Korea guests of honor as well as the elderly suppose to serve themselves first
B from the community dishes.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 46. He said that he had won as a result of good luck.
A. He said he was lucky if he won. B. He wished he had won as a result of good luck. C. He attributed his success to good luck.
D. Good luck came to him and he had won. 47. We had planned to walk round the lake, but the heavy rain made this
impossible. A. In spite of the heavy rain we managed to walk round the lake as planned. B. The heavy rain nearly prevented us from walking round the lake. C. We had walked round the lake even though it rained heavily. D. If it hadn’t rained so hard we would have walked round the lake.
48. Wouldn’t it be better to let them know about the alteration to the plan?
A. Why haven’t they been informed about the change in the plan? B. Shouldn’t they have been consulted before the scheme was altered? C. Don’t you think they should be informed of the change in the plan?
D. We’d better ask them to change the plan, hadn’t we? Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions, 49. They had to cancel the meeting. The director did not show up.
A. Cancelling the meeting, the director did not show up. B. They had to cancel the meeting because the director did not show up. C. The meeting being cancelled, the director did not show up.
D. When they had to cancel the meeting, the director did not show up. 50. All possible means have been used to prevent air pollution. The sky is still
not clear. A. Every possible means has been used to prevent air pollution so that the sky
can be clearer. B. The sky is still not clear due to the fact that all possible means have been
used to prevent air pollution. C. To prevent air pollution, every possible means has been used, and so the sky
is still not clear. D. Every possible means has been used to prevent air pollution, yet the sky is
still not clear.
4.B 14.B 24. D 34. 44. D
5.A 15. D 25. 35. A. 45.B
6. C 16. A 26. D 36. 46.
7.A 17.D 27. 37. B 47. D.
18. A 28. B 38. D 48.
9.4 19 C 29 D 39 A 49 B
10. A 20. B 30. A 40. D 50. D