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. oranges B. apples
C. guavas D. grapes 2. A. unity
C. purity D. unique 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. worry
D. funny 4. A. poverty B. equipment C. interest D. popular
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. Why are you driving like a madman? you hurt somebody?
A. If only B. Only if C. Even if D. What if 6. Neither the actress nor her children seen publicly for some time. A. are B. were to be c. has
D. have been 7. When he was a teenager, he skiing in the winter. A. was going
B. went C. used to going
D. would be going 8. State law prohibits one a cell phone while driving. A. to using B. using
C. to use D. from using 9. The satellite dish damaged during the storm.
A. must B. must be C. must have D. must have been 10. Harry asked Mary to marry him and, , she said no.
A. surprised B. by surprise C. surprisingly D. se surprising il. of the students were absent due to an outbreak. A. The twenty percent
B. The fifth C. Twenty percent
D. The twenty of percent you began to act your age. A. Isn’t it the time
B. It’s time for C. It’s high time
D. Isn’t it enough time 13. Reluctantly, he set out his long journey back home. A. in B. to
D. on 14. Susan seems really unhappy. life doesn’t appear to suit her.
A. Marry B. Marrying C. Married D. Marriage 15. Who is going to the bad news to his parents? A. drive B. fetch
D. bieak 16. The teacher promised not to give Jack detention, provided the work in
the next morning A. he should hand
B. he hands C. he would have handed
D. he handed 17. This brand of trainers is inferior the one I usually buy. A. with B. in
D. to 18. He had turned on the TV than he heard about the accident. A, no sooner B. neither
C. not only D. either
19. The prospect for young teachers is not very good at the nioment, when
the unemployment rate in the sector is at 35%.
A. employment B. performance C. recognition D. pro notion 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. New Zealand has relatively few species of animals because of its long
isolation from other landmasses.
A. approximately B. respectively C. considerably D. comparatively 21. Parents play a crucial role in a child’s upbringing in the forinative years.
They are really the driving force behind whatever the children do.
A. motivation B. progress C. completion D. satisfaction 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. Wait until they’re out of earshot, then I tell you exactly what happened to
them when they were on holiday. A. likely to disappear
B. able to hear C. impossible to be seen
D. necessary to be told 23. Mary, of course you’re overweight. You eat too much junk food. Even worse.
you exercise infrequently,
A. indoors B. at a gym C. seriously D. very often Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges, 24. – “Shall I wait for you?”
A. No, don’t bother.
B. Yes, of course. C. Why ask such a question?
D. No need to ask. 25. – ”
– “No, that’s about it for now.” A. Anything else?
B. Nothing to declare? C. What’s on your mind?
D. When can we stop? Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on 16 May, 1929 (ver dinner in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel. (26) was attended by 270 people, each paying $5 to bring a guest, and hosted by silent-movie actor Douglas
Faribanks, who gave out the awards in a few minutes. The 12 winners had been (27) three months beforehand and the very first “Oscar” – a 34 cm-tall gold-plated statuette designed by MGM’s art director, Cedric Gibbons – had already been handed to German actor Emil Jannings, who had sailed to Europe a few weeks before. Actually, Jannings was the runner-up in the Best Actor category, the real winner being Rin Tin Tin, a celebrity dog, but the new awards ceremony wanted to be (28)_ seriously. According to (29) , a librarian in the offices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the prizes, saw a statuette and said: “Gee! He looks just like my Cncle Oscar.” The name stuck, and (30) did the “Little Man”, who remains the single most prized object in the entire multi-billion-dollar movie business.
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready for First, 3rd Edition) 26. A. There
D. Where 27. A. advertised B. reported
C. revealed D. presented 28. A. done
C. sounded D. taken 29. A. story
C. legend D. comics 30. A. then
C. also D. 100 Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Scientists know that there were wolves on Earth about one million years ago. Dogs, on the other hand, have not been on Earth nearly as long. The oldest dog remains, found in Germany, are about 14,000 years old. Scientists have proven that dogs are descended from wolves. Though wolves and dogs share some of the same genes, they are not exactly alike. In fact, there are as miny differences as there are similarities between the two. First, there are physical differences between the two. Wolves have longer legs, larger feet, and a broader skull than dogs. They also walk differently than dogs. A wolf runs on its toes with its heels raised up from the ground. This is more similar to a cat’s walk than a dog’s. Second, there are mental differences between the two. Dogs have been domesticated. This ineans that dogs have been brought under the control of humans in order to provide companionship. Wolves have not been domesticated. They are wild animals. Having a dog as a pet is like having a juvenile wolf. A young wolf will turn into a mature adult, while a young dog
does not mature. A dog might seem smart by performing tricks for people. Wolves need to be smart to survive in the wild. While it may not be impossible to have a wolf as a pet, scientists are of the opinion that a wolf could never be domesticated in the same way as a dog. It is important to keep in mind that the differences between the two are great, and each should be appreciated in its own habitat or home.
(Source: Paul Edmunds, Nancie McKinnon, Developing skills for TOEFL iBT) 31. The passage mainly discusses
A. the differences and similarities between wolves and dogs B. the great differences between the wolf and the dog C. the similarities between the wolf and the dog
D. the way to distinguish between a wolf and a dog 32. The word “they” in paragraph 1 refers to A. wolves
B. dogs C. scientists
D. both wolves and dogs 33. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true about the dog?
A. Dogs provide human beings with companionship. B. A dog might be smart enough to perform tricks. C. A dog walks the same way as a young wolf does.
D. Dogs share some genes with those of wolves. 34. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned about
the wolf? A. Wolves have been living on Earth for about a million years. B. Wolves have better genes than dogs, so they are stronger. C. Wolves could not be domesticated the way dogs have been.
D. Wolves may not be kept as pets the way dogs have been. 35. The word “mature” in paragraph 3 almost means A. fully grown
B. early rise C. full blossom
D. completely evolve Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The term “folk song” has been current for over a hundred years, but there is still a good deal of disagreement as to what it actually means. The definition provided by the International Folk Music Council states that folk music is the music of ordinary people, which is passed on from person 10 person hy being listened to rather than learned from the printed page. Other factors that
help shape a folk song include: continuity (many performances over a number of years); variation (changes in words and melodies either through artistic interpretation or failure of memory); and selection (the acceptance of a song by the community in which it evolves). When songs have been subjected to these processes their origin is usually impossible to trace. For instance, if a farm laborer were to make up a song and sing it to a couple of friends who like it and memorize it. possibly when the friends come to sing it themselves one of them might forget some of the words and make up new ones to fill the gap, while the other, perhaps more artistic, might add a few decorative touches to the tune and improve a couple of lines of text. If this happened a few times there would be many different versions, the song’s original compe er would be forgotten and the song would become common property. This onstant reshaping and recreation is the essence of folk music. Consequently, modern popular songs and other published music, even though widely sung by people who are not professional musicians, are not considered folk music. The music and words have been set by a printed or recorded source, limiting scope for further artistic creation. These songs origins cannot be disguised and therefore they belong primarily to the composer and not to a community The ideal situation for the creation of folk music is an isolated rural community. In such a setting folk songs and dances have a special purpose at every stage in a person’s life, from childhood to death Epic tales of heroic deeds, seasonal songs relating to calendar events, and occupational songs are also likely to be sung.
(Source: TOEFL Reading) 36. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. Themes commonly found in folk music B. Elements that define folk music C. Influences of folk music on popular music
D. The standards of the International Folk Music Council 37. Which of the following statements about the term “folk song is supported by
the passage? A. It has been used for several centuries. B. The International Folk Music Council invented it. C. It is considered to be out-of-date. D. There is disagreement about its meaning,
38. The word “it” in the tirst paragraph refers to A. community B. song
C. acceptance D. memory 39. The author mentions the farm laborer and his friends (in the second paragraph)
in order to do which of the following? A explain how a folk song evolves over time B. illustrate the importance of music to rural workers C. slow how subject matter is selected for a folk song
D. demonstrate how a community chooses a folk song 40. According to the passage, why would the original composers of folk songs
be forgolien? A. Audiences prefer songs composed by professional musicians. B. Sinders dislike the decorative touches in folk song tunes. C Numerous variations of folk songs come to exist at the same time.
D. Folk songs are not considered an important form of music. 41. The word ‘essence in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to A. basic nature
B. growing importance C. lull exten!
D. first phase 42The author hentions that published music is not considered to be folk music
I the original composer can be easily identified B. the songs attract only the young people in a community C, the songs are generally performed by professional singers
D. the composers write the music in rural communities Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43 Diamonds are graded according to weigh, color, and vul.
B C D
44. In November 1998 Vietnam joined in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
forum (APEC) and hosted the ASEAN summit the fellowing inonth.
45. A curriculum is defined what students should know, understand and be able to
do as the result of education.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. 46. The planet Neptune is about 30 times as far from the Sun as the Earth is.
A. The Sun is nearer to the planet Neptune than is from the Earth.
B. The Earth is much farther from the Sun than is from the planet Neptune.
C. The Earth is much nearer to the Sun than the planet Neptune is.
D. The planet Neptune is 30 times as large compared to the Sun and the Earth. 47. However hard you work, you will never be promoted.
A. You will never be promoted here: however, you work hard.
B. No matter how hard you work, you will be promoted here. C. Although you work really hard, you will never be promoted.
D. If you didn’t work hard, you would never be promoted here. 48. There was not much resemblance between the final version and the initial draft.
A. The final version is very similar to the initial draft. B. The initial draft is exactly the same as the final version.
C. The final version and the initial draft resemble in many ways.
D. The final version is somewhat different from the initial draft.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
49. She saw that he was so angry. She left the office.
A. She left the office when she saw he was so angry.
B. She didn’t want to make him angry, so she left. C. He was very angry when he saw her leaving the office.
D. Having been seen to be angry, she left the office. 50. Thanks for reminding me about the meeting. Otherwise I would have missed it.
A. Thanks for reminding me about the meeting so that I would have missed it. B. Thanks for reminding me about the meeting, without which I would have missed it. C. Thanks for reminding me about the meeting, but I still missed it. D. Thanks for reminding me about the meeting, which I would have missed.
1.D 2. B 3. C 11.C 12.C 13. D 21. A 22. B 23. D 31. B 32. D 33.6 41. A 42. A 43. B
4. B 14.C 24. A 34. B 44. B
5. D 15. D 25. A 35. A 45. A
6.D 16. D 26. B 36. B 46.0
7.B 17.D 27.6 37. D 47.0
8.D 18. A 28. D 38. B 48. D
9. D 19. A 29.C 39 A 49. A
10.C 20. D 30. B 40.C 50. B