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. monetary B. ironic
C. minority D. novelist 2. A. marital B. irritate
C. tension D. soften 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. standard B. happen
C. compose D. level 4. A. inhabitant B. electrify C. accompany D. misunderstand
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions, 5. Was it just poor time-keeping that resulted __ _his dismissal? A. from B. to
D. in 6. Unless this outbreak of cholera rapidly under control, we may find
ourselves with an epidemic on our hands.
A. has brought B. is brought C. being brought D. will be brought 7. The students_ _buy their textbooks today. The bookstore is all out of them. A. mustn’t B. can’t
C. needn’t D. mayn’t
8. Whenever a member of staff makes a claim for travel expenses, they have to
provide a account of their journeys.
A. detailed B. dedicated C. descriptive D. expressive 9. They are very good friends but in terms of sports they are worlds A. apart
B. separate C. away D. different 10. Anyone who has ever pulled weeds from a garden is that roots firmly
anchor plants to the soil.
A. well aware B. fully able C. self-conscious D. quite right 11. Indian summer is a period of mild weather during the autumn. A. occurs B. occurred C. to occur D. occurring
theories approximate the truth is the day-to-day business of science. A. Determining how closely
B. How closely to determine C. How one determines close
D. One is close to determining 13. The mother told her little boy to put all his toys __ before coming to dinner. A. out B. off
D. in 14. The move to a different environment brought about a significant in my
cousin’s state of mind. A. impact B. effect
C. influence D. chiange 15. I was so in the book I was reading that I completely lost the track of time.
A. absorbed B. occupied C. attracted D. fascinated 16. What? You paid $30 for the breakfast? They have certainly you. You
should go back to complain.
A. charged B. recharged C. overcharged D. u ndercharged 17. Although the new library service has been very successful, its future is
A. at any rate B. by no means C. by all means D. by any chance 18. Some language experts might say to a person speaking a language one
does not understand and still determine whether the speaker is excited or exhausted, angry, or pleased. A. that listening is possible
B. that it is possible to listen C. what is it possible to listen
D. whether it is a possibility to listen 19. Despite living in different countries, the two families have close links.
A. preserved B. maintained C. reserved D. remained 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. In some countries, so few students are accepted by the universities that
admission is almost a guarantee of a good job upon graduation. A. mystery B. response C. danger D. promise
21. According to the weather forecast, fog and mist will continue to blanket the
western areas of the island. A. seek B. cover
C. increase D. trouble 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. Herbs and spices are essential for seasoning pasta dishes and pizzas and
improving their flavor. A. plentiful B. vital
C. unnecessary D. inadequate 23. Don’t put words into my mouth! I never said I hate roses. A. mention wrongly
B. quote exactly C. interrupt rudely
D. ask politely Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – Waitress: “Would you like something for dessert?”’
– Norman: – A. That’s not what I ordered.
B. No, I’m full already. C. What’s new in town?
D. Do you have hamburger? 25. – Jane: “Can I use your phone?”
– Pete: A. I’m afraid so.
B. Be my guest. C. Might as well.
D. Serves you right. 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.
Loneliness is a disease of modern living, a result of people being more mobile and having more opportunities. With the break-up of family units, there is (26) stability on which to build good relationships. Loneliness isn’t (27)
that can be solved simply by seeing a counsellor, speaking to someone on the telephone or being in the (28) of a lot of people. Advice often given includes: joining clubs, taking up a sociable hobby or even trying a part-time job. To ease the feeling of emptiness takes time. Friendships have to be allowed to grow and (29) bonds can’t be formed with just anyone. Anyone might be a victim of loneliness at some time or (30) in their lives. If you change jobs, get married or move, you too might have problems in a new
environment. 26. A. much
B. a lot
D. a bit 27. A. something B. anything C. somewhat D. anyway
28. A. enterprise B. gathering C. company D. corporate 29. A. steady
C. profound D. big 30. A. other
C. others D. the others Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Central Park, emerging from a period of abuse and neglect, reinains one of the most popular attractions in New York City, with half a million out-of-towners among the more than 3 million people who visit the park yearly. About 15 million individual visits are made each year. Summer is the season for softball, concerts, and Shakespeare; fall is stunning; winter is wonderful for sledding, skating, and skiing; and springtime is the loveliest of all. It was all planned that way. About 130 years ago Frederick Law Olmsted and his collaborator Calvert Vaux submitted their landscaping plan for a rectangular parcel two miles north of the town’s center. The barren swampy tract, home for squatters and a bone-boiling works that made glue, was reported as “a pestilential spot where miasmic odors taint every breath of air’. It took 16 years for workers with pickaxes and shovels to move 5 million cubic feet of earth and rock, and to plant half a million trees and shrubs, making a tribute to nature-a romantic nineteenth-century perception of nature. What exists today is essentially Olmsted and Vaux’s plan, with more trees, buildings, and asphalt. Landscape architects still speak reverently of Olmsted’s
genius and foresight, and the sensitive visitor can see the effects he sought. 31. With what subject is the passage mainly concerned?
A. The lives of Olmsted and Vaux B. New York City’s tourist industry C. Examples of nineteenth-century art in New York City
D. The development of Central Park 32. According to the passage, which is the prettiest time of year in Central Park? A. Winter B. Spring
C. Summer D. Fall 33. According to the passage, before Olmsted and Vaux began their work, the area
now occupied by Central Park was A. a romantic place
B. an infertile, marshy space C. a green and hilly park
D. a baseball field 34. In which paragraph of the passage does the author mention unpleasant smells?
A. Paragraph 1 B. Paragraph 2 C. Paragraph 3 D. Paragraph 4 35. The word “foresight” is closest in meaning to
A. prediction B. memory C. intelligence D. personality
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
DISABILITY ON TV
Nine official complaints have so far been lodged with the BBC – plus many more blog postings – about 29-year-old children’s television presenter Cerrie Burnell, who was born with only one hand. Parents have complained that they cannot let their children watch her because the sight will “probably cause sleep problems”, that she is scaring toddlers, and that they are being forced to discuss the issue of disability with their offspring before they are ready. Altogether, it makes you glad that the medieval witch-hunters weren’t Internetenabled. The comments of course reveal nothing about the children’s true feelings and everything about those of the adults involved. Very young children do not have profound concerns about disability. I worked for several years, on and off, at a school for physically disabled children and it was never their ablebodied peers who were the problem when our paths crossed on school outings, but their parents, who kept them pinioned to their sides and made sure they turned their faces away. If a curious child ever did slip out of his mother’s vicelike grip and come over, he or she would ask a few unabashed questions about what the problem was, want to press buttons on a few wheelchairs, and accept quite happily the explanations offered. To a young child, it is just another element of a large and confusing world that they want to find out about, no more fearsome or embarrassing than any other. No, Burnell’s arm is likely only to give parents nightmares. It is they who do not want to confront disabilities, not now, not at teatime, not ever To let your toddler be scared every day that Burnell has hurt herself rather than explain the truth is a failure of parenting, not an imposition by the BBC. And toddlers are
tened of lots of things. My two-vear-old godson is currently terrified by trees (“Too scary! Too scary!”). His mother isn’t out felling all nearby arboreal horrors – she’s taking him on extra visits to the park. So, it should be here, though increasing exposure to presenters with disabilities is going to be tricky. I can only think of performer Mat Fraser, who appears occasionally on television, often presenting programmes about living with the shortened limbs caused by Thalidomide, and even more occasional screen appearances by the actor and standup comedian Francesca Martinez, who has cerebral palsy. Perhaps the most frequently seen is BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, who has used a wheelchair since being shot while reporting from Riyadh five years ago.
But the strength of reaction to Burnell’s missing hand shows that she remains something of a pioneer. There is still a lot of ignorance to get through. Or a lot of ignoramuses to get through to.
(Source: The Guardian Online) 36. According to the passage, the complaints stem from parents_
A. whose children are suffering from nightmares B. who are anxious about tackling controversial issues C. who have uncovered information about the presenter on the Internet
D. whose children suffer from similar conditions and are now asking questions 37. Which of the following best describes those making the complaints?
A. reactionary B. warranted C. contemptible D. distasteful 38. According to the passage, on past school trips with disabled children
A. it was grown-ups who were the most inquisitive B. they mingled happily with able-bodied children C. the sight could often distress very young children D. adults tended to display the most extreme reactions
ord “unabashed” in paragraph 2 can be best replaced by A. brazen B. shameless C. frank D. outspoken 40. It is implied in the passage that for children, disabilities are
A. extremely difficult to empathize with B. likely to confuse their view of the world C. a source of anxiety
D. simply one more bewildering issue to be explored 41. Telling children that the presenter has been injured
A. is a story that the BBC is wrong to promote B. potentially does far more harm than candour would C. is likely to make young children mistrustful of adults
D. panders to parents with bigoted views 42. The writer suggests that the disabled on TV are
A. sufficiently represented in the UK B. an inspiration to other people with disabilities C. limited to appearing on programmes aimed at the disabled D. still the victims of prejudice from certain quarters
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. The lion has long been a symbol of strength, power and its being cruel. A B C
D 44. Neither the teacher nor his students is pleased with the final results.
A B C
D 45. The boy is hoping to consider for the leading role in the school play. A B
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. 46. People rumour that the leader has been suffering from a rare discase.
A. It was rumoured that the leader has been suffering from a rare disease. B. The leader is rumoured to have been suffering from a rare disease C. A rare disease is rumoured to be causing sufferings to the leader.
D. The leader has been rumoured to suffer from a rare disease. 47. How long have they been engaged?
A. When did they get engaged? B. How long is it since they last got engaged? C. How long have they not been engaged?
D. When was the last time they got engaged? 48. Thanks to your support, I was able to complete the task successfully.
A. If you did not support me, I would not be able to complete the task successfully. B. Were it not for your support. I would not be able to complete the task successfully. C. Had it not been for your support, I couldn’t have completed the task successfully. D. If you had not supported me, I could have completed the task successfully.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions, 49. Melissa’s father was very busy. He still played with her.
A. Melissa’s father was so busy that he could not play with her. B. Melissa’s father was busy enough to play with her. C. Busy as Melissa’s father was, he still played with her. D. Because of playing with Melissa, her father was very busy.
50. David loves Hannah. That’s why he bought tickets for her live show last week.
A. David loves Hannah so much that he bought tickets for her live show last week. B. Although David loves Hannah, he bought tickets for her live show last week. C. David loves Hannah too much to buy tickets for her live show last week. D. Much as David loves Hannah, he bought tickets for her live show last week.
4.0 14. D 24. B 34.C 44. B
5.0 15. A 25. B 35. A 45. B
6.B 16. 26.0 36. B 46. B
7.B 17. B 27. A 37.C 47. A
8.A 18. B 28. 38. D 48.
9.A 19. B 29. B 39. C 49.
10.A 20. D 30. B 40.D 50. A