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. contests B. attacks C. postcards D. athletics 2. A. occur
D. pursue 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. purchase B. reflect
C. contain D. involve 4. A. respondent B. determine C. condescend D. attempting
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. By 1872 the United States had 70 engineering colleges, ____ astonishing
expansion credited largely to the Morrill Act of 1862. A. a B. an
C. the D. Ø 6. The tourist is prevented from entering a country if he does not have a an
passport. A. operative B. valid
C. efficient D. efrective 7. We had to turn their invitation to lunch as we had a previous engagement, A. over B. out
D. down 8. There seemed very little hope that the explorer, in the tropical forest.
would find his way through it. A. to be deserted
B. having deserted C. to have been deserted
D. having been deserted 9. Being described by the Americans as a homemaker Sienis infinitely
preferable to being referred to as a(n) housewife. A. mere
B. sheer C . only D. sole 10. It goes without that you’ll be paid for all this extra time you’re
spending on the project.
A. saying B. telling C. talking D. speaking 11. It isn’t so much whether he works hard; the question is whether he works A. above all B. in all
C. at all D. after all 12. . more than 200 houses and buildings are heated by solar energy, not to
mention the big cities in the region. A. Alone in the small town
B. In the small alone town C. In the small town alone
D. In the alone small icwn 13. In this resort you can play golf on beautiful_ overlookin: the sea. A. fields B. pitches
C. courts D. Courses 14. William Toney Harris was one of the first educators in establishing a
logical progression of topics in the school curriculum.
A. interested B. interesting C. to interest D. being interested 15. He would win the race if he his brother’s example and trained harder
A. repeated B. followed C. answered D. took 16. A bridge must be strong enough to support its own weight – the
weight of the people and vehicles that use it. A. as well as B. so well as C. as far as D. as long as
17. No one really believed it when the news came through that the “Titanic” had
_ on her maiden voyage. A. run over B. set off
C. gone down D. got out 18. Be clear and factual in order that
A. to protect the employee’s rights B. there will be many exciting opportunities in the future C. agriculture and rural industry are flourishing
D. there may be no misunderstanding 19. Crude oil is industrially to purify it and separate out the different
elements. A. refined B. fined
C. defined D. confined
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. Night markets in this area are often the best places for a bargain because one
can find many things (s)he likes at low prices.
A. a fair client B . a nice store C. a good deal D. a serious business 21. Under the influence of the financial crisis, they entered into an agreement with
a new supplier. A. denied B. adopted
C. signed D. released
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. Before heading for the mountains, climbers need to come up with a thorough
plan in case anything happens during the trip. A. uncompetitive B. tough
C. supplementary D. incomplete 23. Josh may get into hot water when driving at full speed after drinking.
A. get into trouble B. stay safe C. fall into disuse D. remain calm Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – Rose: ”
– Kent: “I haven’t gone to the interview yet. It’s tomorrow. I’m so nervous.” A. How was your interview?
B. How was your job going on? C. Where are you going?
D. What’s the matter with you? 25. – Burt: “Why didn’t you show up for class this morning?”
— Kevin: * You know, I live far from the school.” A. It’s a fine day.
B. My car broke down. C. It’s not the case.
D. That’s good.
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,
People who want to lose weight are being offered a startling new way to burn fat. Would-be slimmers are flocking to a spa in Hong Kong that (26) to reduce their waistlines by smearing them with Chinese herbs, dousing them with alcohol and then setting light to them, all for £78 a session The spa claims that the (27) _ heat of the fire penetrates deep tissue, increasing circulation and helping the body to absorb the herbal concoction which works to detoxify the body and break down fat. It boasts that the results are immediate, with customers recording losses of up to 15 centimeters of fat after (28) first session. Karen Chu, owner of The Life of Life Healing Spa in Hong Kong’s busy Causeway Bay district, says that about 100 customers have successfully (29)
the treatment, and there have been no casualties. ‘About half the customers come here (30) the Aqua-Fire treatment,’ she said. “It is perfectly safe. You are protected from the flame by wet towels. We have never had any complaints or problems.’
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready for Advanced, 3rd Edition) 26. A. predicts B. promises C. considers D. assures 27. A. soaking B. bitter
C. intense D. forced 28. A. the
D. that 29. A. undercut B. undergone C. underused D. undertaken 30. A. under
C. along D. for Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The world’s population grows faster every decade. In the year 1800, there were 1 billion people in the world. There are now over 7 billion people on the planet. By 2045, there may be 9 billion. Every second, five people are born and two people die. What are some characteristics of a typical human today? Earth is now an urban planet: more people – 51 percent of the population – live in a city than in the countryside. More humans are male than female, but only by a small majority: there are 1.01 men in the world for every woman. The world’s population is mostly young: the 28-year-old age group is the largest. About 82 percent of the world’s population can read and write. 40 percent of the population works in service jobs, for example, restaurant and hotel workers. More people work on farms (30 percent) than in industry (22 percent). China, with over 1.3 billion people, is the nation with the largest population. The largest ethnic group is Han Chinese. The most common language in the
world today is Mandarin. About 13 percent of the world’s population speaks Mandarin as a first language. Some researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing created a picture of the typical man and woman. They used thousands of photos of 28-year-old Han Chinese men and women. They put them together to make photos of the typical male and female on Earth today. The world’s population is still growing and changing. In a few years, the typical person may be very different: in 2030, he (or she) will probably be from India.
(Source: National Geographic Learning) 31. The passage mainly provides readers with
A. photos of the typical male and female on Earth B. characteristics of a typical human today C. an overview of the changing world population
D. information about the most common languages 32. The word “ethnic” in paragraph 3 almost means A. racial
B. different C. unusual D. strange 33. According to the passage, which of the following would NOT describe a
typical person? A. living in an urban area
B. speaking Mandarin C. living in China
D. being able to read and write 34. The word “They” in paragraph 3 refers to A. men B. women
C. researchers D. sciences 35. It can be inferred from the passage that
A. Indian population is growing very fast B. Han Chinese men and women are intelligent C. humans are extremely lazy
D. Han Chinese people are good at languages Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
About the time that schools and others quite reasonably became interested in seeing to it that all children, whatever their background, were fairly treated, intelligence testing became unpopular. Some thought it was unfair to minority children. Through the past few decades such testing has gone out of fashion and many communities have indeed forbidden it. However, paradoxically, just recently a group of black parents filed a lawsuit in California claiming that the state’s ban on IQ testing discriminates against their children by denying them the opportunity to take the test. They
believed, correctly, that IQ tests are a valid method of evaluating children for special education classes. The judge, therefore, reversed. at least partially, his original decision. And so the argument goes on and on. Does it benefit or harn children from minority groups to have their intelligence tested? We have always been on the side of permitting, even facilitating, such testing. If a child if any color or group is doing poorly in school, it seems to us very important to know whether it is because he or she is of low intelligence, or whether some other factor is the cause. What school and family can do to improve poor performance is influenced by its cause. It is not discriminative to evaluate either a child’s physical condition or his intellectual level. Unfortunately, intellectual level seems to be a sensitive subject, and what the law allows us to do varies from time to time. The same fluctuation back and forth occurs in areas other than intelligence. Thirty years or so ago, for instance, white families were encouraged to adopt black children. It was considered discriminative not to do so. Then the style changed and this cross-racial adopting became generally unpopular, and social agencies felt that black children should go to black families only. It is hard to say what are the best procedures. But surely good will on the part of all of us is needed. As to intelligence, in our opinion, the more we know about any child’s intellectual level, the better for the child in question.
(Source: www.en998.cor v/sentence/daily) 36. Why has the intelligence test become unpopular in the past few decades?
A. Its validity was challenged by many communities. B. It was considered discriminative against minority children. C. It met with strong opposition from the majority of black parents.
D. It deprived the black children of their rights to a good education. 37. The recent legal action taken by some black parents in California aimed
A. draw public attention to IQ testing B. put an end to special education C. remove the state’s ban on intelligence tests
D. have their children enter white schools 38. The word “valid” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to A. virtually denied
B. officially accepted C. partially reasonable
D. mostly impossible
39. It is believed that intelligence testing
A. may ease racial confrontation in the United States B. can encourage black children to keep up with white children C. may seriously aggravate racial discrimination in the United States
D. can help black parents inake decisions about their children’s education 40. The word “its” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to A. poor performance
B. physical condition C. school
D. family 41. What can be inferred from the passage about child adoption?
A. No rules whatsoever can be prescribed. B. White families should adopt black children. C. Adoption should be based on IQ test results.
D. Cross-racial adoption was to be advocated. 42. Child adoption is mentioned in the passage to show that
A. good will may sometimes complicate racial problems B. social surroundings are vital to the healthy growth of children C. intelligence testing also applies to non-academic areas
D. American opinion can shift when it comes to sensitive issues Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. Pointed people in communication is considered rude in most cultures. A В.
44. However type of raw materials is used in making paper, the process is essentially
45. Thomas refused to join the school basketball team, this was not good news at all. A B
C D 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 head teacher said that Miriam had cheated in the exam.
A. The head teacher warned Miriam not to cheat in the exam. B. The head teacher accused Miriam of having cheated in the exam, C. The head teacher told Miriam to avoid cheating in the exam. D. The head teacher persuaded Miriam to take the blame for cheating in the exam.
47. People say that at least ten applicants have been selected for the job interview.
s said that no fewer than ten people are going to be interviewed for the job. B. I have heard that only ten people have been chosen to have the job interview. C. It is said that well over ten people are interested in having an interview for the job.
D. People say that fewer than ten job interviews have been held so far. 48. We are surprised that the man can demonstrate such a mastery of Spanish.
A. It is surprising that the man can hardly speak any Spanish. B. To our surprise, the man has a master degree in Spanish. C. We find it surprising that the man can speak Spanish at his command. D. It comes as a surprise to us that the man can demonstrate a masterpiece
in Spanish. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. He is a rich man. He leads a simple life.
A. If he were a rich man, he would lead a simple life. B. Rich as he is, he leads a simple life. C. As he is rich, he leads a simple life.
D. Until he leads a simple life, he is a rich man. 50. I cannot help you. You have to tell me everything.
A. Not until I can help you do you have to tell me everything. B. It is only when you tell me everything that I can help you. C. Provided that I can help you, you have to tell me everything. D. As I cannot help you, you have to tell me everything.
4.0 14. A 24. A 34. 44. A
5.B 15. B 25. B 35. A 45. C
6.B 16.A 26. B 36. B 46. B
7.0 17.0 27.C 37.0 47. A
8.D 18.D 28. A 38. B 48.
9. A 19. A 29. B 39. A 49. B
10. A 20. C 30. D 40. A 50. B