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. remarked B. realised C. sacrificed D. noticed 2. A. defend
B. entrance C. evergreen D. government 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. further B. allow
D. complaint 4. A. destructible B. appreciative C. criticism D. demonstrative Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. The SEA Games Federation is working hard everything will be ready
A. therefore B. so that C. in order D. thus 6. She claims that she to leave her job after she became pregnant.
A. forced B. was forced C. was forcing D. would be forced 7. My father said nothing to me and sat there quietly as if _ in thought. A. lost B. losing
C. was losing D. was lost 8. During the earthquake, gangs of youths_ the electrical goods stores in
the center of the town. A. stole B. took
C. looted D. burgled 9. What the company needs now is a _actor who can take on a variety
A. variable B. changeable C. diverse D. versatile 10. Unfortunately, it was getting dark and there were no people or houses
A. in sight B. at sight C . on sight D. out of sight 11. He hit the ball so hard that it went the roof of the house into the road. A. out B. on
D. along 12. The cheered excitedly when a goal was scored.
A. spectators B. onlookers C. viewers D. eyewitnesses 13. Open-pit mining follows the same sequence of operations mining:
drilling, blasting, and loading and removing waste and ore. A. where underground
B. that underground C. underground
D. as underground 102
14. The assistant looked forward to the time when she would finally be
for her work and dedication and be appointed director.
A. realized B. selected C. acknowledged D. recognized 15. Researches show that the of social media can lead to depression and
anxiety. They also illustrate that social media platforms are a leading cause of cyber-bullying. A. use
B. usage C. overuse
D. underuse 16. The chairman requested that
A. the members studied more carefully the problem B. the problem being more carefully studied C. with more carefulness the problem could be studied
D. the members study the problem more carefully 17. Water will continue to be it is today – next in importance to oxygen. A. how B. which
D. what 18. I first heard of my new classmate talked about as a wonderful writer
and singer. A. It was from my neighbour that B. It was my neighbour who
C. That was from my neighbour D. It was my neighbour that 19. If one is not happy with the doctor’s , he or she could always get a
second opinion. A. prescription B. diagnosis
C. treatment D. prediction 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. He drives me to the edge because he never stops talking whenever we meet.
A. steers me B. irritates me C. moves me D. frightens me 21. We are having a surprise party for Susan next Saturday, so don’t give the
secret away by saying anything to her.
A. keep secret B. reveal secret C. stay secret D. remain secret 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. The air is naturally contaminated by foreign matter such as plant pollens and dust.
A. polluted B. occupied C. purified D. concentrated 23. “I’m nuts about computers. I have about seven in my house: four laptops and
three desktop computers.” A. to need to sell something
B. to like something a lot C. to be part of a fan club
D. to be sick of something Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – “It’s been a tough week, but I think the worst is behind us now.”
A. Good luck!
B. Good morning. C. Goodness me! D. Oh good.
25. – “Would you mind closing the window?”
A. Yes, of course. Are you cold? C. Yes, I do. You can close it.
B. No, not at all. I’ll do it now. D. Yes, of course. You can do it.
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 Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships are held every year in Finland, the birthplace of the first mobile phone, which was more the size of a small briefcase than the tiny accessories of today. The competition is divided (26) two sections, contested by teams and individuals. The original category is judged simply on length of throw, but in the freestyle event competitors win on points awarded for notable performances during the run-up. (27) _ some competitors use their own handsets, most betray a grudging (28)_ _ on their phone by selecting a missile from a large range of secondhand phones supplied by the organizers. The competition was founded by local businesswoman Christina Lund, (29)_ _ by her observations of a country tied to its mobiles. “I saw that all of us have very different emotions about our mobiles: much of the time they cause tension and frustration. They never ring when they are (30) to and they go off at inconvenient times. So, I had the idea of a competition based on releasing some of that tension.’
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready for Advanced, 310 Edition) 26. A. into
D. to 27. A. Because B. However C. Although D. Additionally 28. A. depend B. dependent C. independent D. dependence 29. A. provoked B. inspired C. discouraged D. recommended 30. A. willing
B. supposed C. turned D. switched
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
What makes people give money to charity? One reason is altruism, the unselfish desire to help other people and make the world a better place. For example, religious institutions receive the highest percentage of donations in the United States. Colleges and universities often receive gifts from successful graduates who want to widen educational opportunities for other students or
support research on an issue they feel is important. Hospital and medical research organizations are often supported by donors who have been affected by a medical problem, either directly or through the experience of family members or friends. Many donors give to causes that have touched them personally in some way. Charitable gifts can also be made for reasons involving personal interest. Under U.S. tax law, an individual does not have to pay income tax on money that is donated to charity. For extremely wealthy individuals, this can mean millions of dollars they do not have to pay in taxes to the government. In addition to tax benefits, donors often receive favorable publicity for making donations, and they have an opportunity to influence the world around them. For example, new buildings at colleges and universities are often named after important donors. which means that they will be remembered for their generosity for many years to come.
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready for First, 3rc Edition) 31. The best title of the passage could be “ “. A. Charity Activities
B. Charitable Giving C. To Be Charitable
D. To Be Altruistic 32. The word “they” in paragraph 1 refers to A. colleges and universities
B. other students C. successful graduates
D. educational opportunities 33. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
A. Altruism is the unselfish desire to help other people. B. In the U.S. people donate a lot to religious institutions. C. In the U.S. many charity events are held by the governors.
D. Many donate money to charity for the sake of themselves. 34. The word “affected” in paragraph 1 almost means A. attacked B. killed
C. fought D. caught 35. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true about giving a
charitable gift? A. People can earn their living by going to charity events. B. U.S. people do not have to pay income tax on charitable donations. C. Donors can have their names honoured for a long time.
D. Donors have an opportunity to influence the world around them. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
The black robin is one of the world’s rarest birds. It is a small, wild bird, and it lives only on the island of Little Mangere off the coast of New Zealand.
In 1967, there were about fifty black robins there; in 1977 there were fewer than ten. These are the only black robins left in the world. The island has many other birds, of course, of different kinds, large and small; these seem to multiply very happily. Energetic steps are being taken to preserve the black robin – to guard those remaining and to increase their number. Detailed studies are going on, and a public appeal for money has been made. The idea is to buy another island nearly as a special home, a “reserve”, for threatened wildlife, including black robins. The organizers say that Little Mangere should then be restocked with the robin’s food – it eats only one kind of seed and so renewed for it. Thousands of required plants are at present being cultivated in New Zealand. The public appeal is aimed at the conscience of mankind, so that the wild black robin will not die out and disappear from the Earth in our time at least. Is all this concern a waste of human effort? Is it any business of ours whether the black robin survives or dies out? Are we losing our sense of what is reasonable and what is unreasonable? In the Earth’s long, long past hundreds of kinds of creatures have evolved, risen to a degree of success and died out. In the long, long future there will be many new and different forms of life. Those creatures that adapt themselves successfully to what the Earth offers will survive for a long time. Those that fail to meet the challenges will disappear early. That is Nature’s proven method of operation.
The rule of selection – “the survival of the fittest” – is the one by which man has himself arrived on the scene. He, being one of the most adaptable creatures the Earth has yet produced, may last longer than most. Some creatures, certain small animals, insects and birds, will almost certainly outlast man, for they seem even more adaptable. You may take it as another rule that when, at last, man shows signs of dying out; no other creature will extend a paw to postpone his departure. On the contrary, he will be hurried out for Nature, though fair, is a hard-hearted mistress. She has no favorites.
(Source: englishonline) 36. The black robin is dying out mainly because
A. people have been very careless about its survival B. its only food is becoming exhausted on Little Mangere C. the other birds on the island have destroyed it
D. the appeal for money has come at the wrong time 37. The success of the other small birds on Little Mangere shows that
A. the island cannot have very much food left B. something has to die out, they cannot all be winners
C. the big birds have all been attacking the black robins
D. the black robin has failed to meet the challenges of life 38. As regards selection and survival, the decisive factor seems to be
A. the ability to adapt to changed and changing conditions B. the number of wildlife reserves that are available C. the concern and generosity of the public
D. the size of the home or the amount of space one has to live in 39. The evidence seems to suggest that
A. it is a disaster for everyone when one kind of bird dies out B. all creatures are concerned about the survival of others C. Nature expects and accepts the dying out of weaker breeds
D. man is to blame when the dying out of weaker breeds happens 40. In paragraph 3, the writer puts forward three questions to A. make a comparison
B. make an argument C. present his own idea
D. introduce a topic 41. What does the word “outlast” in the last paragraph probably mean?
A. live outdoors B. survive longer C. stay out later D. stop existing 42. Which of the following statements is true?
A. Nature seems to be unfair to man. B. What the Earth offers makes man survive. C. Everything will be selected by Nature including man.
D. Small animals will certainly survive for a longer time than man. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. Would you feel thirsty, please help yourself to the drinks over there. А В
D 44. The teacher found a great deal of mistakes in his students’ writing
C D 45. I think she will be suitable for the work because she has been working like
C D a teacher for a long time. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. 46. Look out for those falling rocks.
A. Let’s look for falling rocks. B. Don’t let those falling rocks hit you.
C. We are looking at those falling rocks.
D. Those falling rocks may have hit us. 47. “Why don’t you try using a screw-driver?”
A. He ordered me to try using a screw-driver. B. He said that using a screw-driver didn’t work. C. He suggested using a screw-driver.
D. He suggested that I try using a screw-driver. 48. It would have been better if he had told us his new address,
A. He might have told us his new address. B. He should have told us his new address. C. Telling us his new address was really good for him.
D. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t tell us his new address. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. The car has been voted Car of the Year. Its engine has been modified.
A. Car of the Year, whose engine has been modified, has been voted. B. The car, the engine of which has been modified, has been voted Car of the Year. C. The car has been voted Car of the Year, which has modified its engine.
D. The car has been voted Car of the Year so its engine has been modified. 50. He felt very tired. He was determined to continue to climb up the mo
A. He felt so tired that he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain. B. Feeling very tired, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain. C. As the result of his tiredness, he was determined to continue to climb up the
mountain. D. Tired as he might feel, he was determined to continue to climb up the
4.0 14. D 24. D 34. A 44. B
5.B 15. C. 25. B 35. 45. D
6.B 16. D 26. A 36. B 46. B
7. A 17. D. 27.6 37. D 47. D.
8.0 18. A 28.D 38. A 48. B
9.1) 19. B 29. B 39. 49. B
10.A 20. B 30. B 40.C 50. D