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. access
C. accident D. success 2. A. enterprise B. despite
C. promise D. economize 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. combat B. amount C. contain D. desire 4. A. intensity B. congratulate C. philosophy D. entrepreneur Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. The wheel, which important for 4000 years, is one of mankind’s first
A. will remain B. is remaining C. remaining D. has remained 6. We should treat all __ creatures with kindness and respect. A. life B. live
C. living D. alive 7. The concert only take about two hours so we’ll be home by 12 pm. A. ought to B. might
C. is able to D. could The new secretary has written a remarkably
report only in a few pages but with all the details. A. concise B. clear
C. precise D. elaborate 9. Wherever there is plenty of rain during the growing season, life is
A. the abundance of form variety B. abundant in various forms C. a variety abundant
D. in various forms abundant 10. “May I borrow your correction pen, Jane? I seem to have
mine at home.”” A. left B. forgotten C. kept
11. All competitors receive a diploma and a commemorative medal marking their
in the Olympic Games. A. act
B. participation C. performance D. play 12. intensively, Amanda is now confident about her success in the
competition. A. Having been practised
B. To be practised C. Having practised
D. To have practised 13. Sue must be asleep because there is no light in her room. A. ? B. off
D. on 14. The workers agreed to the strike if the company would satisfy their
A. make for B. give away C. call off D. put up 15. The notice is to remind drivers to comply the new traffic regulations.
From July 1″, drivers who disobey the rules will be ticketed for $1800. A. to B. with
D. into 16. are older, the games they play become increasingly complex. A. Children
B. As children C. Children, when they
D. For children 17. This story is about a murder. I think it’s too__ for small children. A. fearing B. nervous C. terrified D. frightening
the water clear but also prevent the river from overflowing. A. Keep not only the hippo’s eating habits B. Not only keep the hippo’s eating habits C. The hippo’s eating habits not only keep
D. Not only the hippo’s eating habits keep 19. Russian President Vladimir Putin is supported by 75 percent of Russian citizens,
according to a poll conducted by a Russian news on January 30.
A. agent B. station C. agency D. broadcast 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. Many articles and reviews on the Internet nowadays may mislead readers in
life attitudes. A. provide wrong address for B. do damage to C. give wrong information to
D. make changes to
21. The lecture given by Professor Jenkins was well-attended; no empty seats could
be found in the hall. A. attracted a lot of audience
B. was prepared well C. contained useful information D. addressed many problems 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. Everybody loves Whitney since she is outgoing and gregarious.
A. unsociable B. unreliable C. hospitable D. industrious 23. Despite heavy traffic, Harry could get to the airport in the nick of time. A. with little time to spare
B. long after the planned time C. with no luggage to handle
D. in good condition
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – Alex: “John has found a new girlfriend.”
A. So has he.
B. Oh, so he has. C. Well, so does he.
D. He has so. 25. – Serena: “You know what? My boss has promised to promote me.”
– Maria: “ A. It’s a pleasure!
B. Are you really? C. Congratulations!
D. I am grateful.
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.
Since the birth of agriculture, farmers have tried to (26) using pesticides by employing various biological methods to control nature. The first method involved introducing a predator that would control pests (27) ___ eating them. This was used successfully in 1925 to control the prickly pear population in Australia. The prickly pear has originally been used as a divider between paddocks. (28) , it eventually spread from a few farms to 4 million hectares of farming land, rendering them unusable. The Cactoblastis moth larvae was introduced to help control the (29) and within ten years, the prickly pear was virtually eradicated. Further attempts at biological control weren’t so successful. When farmers tried to eliminate the cane beetle by introducing the South American cane toad, the results were catastrophic. The cane toad did not eat the cane beetle and the toad population spread (30) leading to the decline of native species of mammals and reptiles.
26. A. prevent B. avoid
C. refuse D. delay 27. A. with B. of
D. in 28. A. However B. Therefore C. Then
D. Although 29. A. state
B. condition C. affair D. situation 30. A. speedily B. rapidly
C. widely D. fast Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
These days it is easy for most of us to get a hold of the latest books or magazines. We can go to bookstores, order them through the Internet, or borrow them from the local library. Now imagine having to walk miles and miles through a hot sandy desert just to borrow a book. This is the reality for people living in the villages of the Carissa region of Kenya in East Africa. In 1996, librarian Wycliffe Oluoch used to spend each day waiting for people to come to borrow some of the 24,000 books in his library in Carissa. The library had no shortage of books, but people weren’t coming to read them. It was too much effort to walk through the desert just to borrow books. Oluoch racked his brain for ways to entice people into the library. After a lot of thought, he hit upon a great idea. If people wouldn’t come to the library, then he would have to take the library to them. Oluoch strapped boxes of books onto the backs of camels, and created the Mobile Camel Library Starting with three camels in 1996, but more recently expanding the service to six camels, the Mobile Camel Library serves over one million people. Twice a month, the camel library can be seen carrying books all around the Carissa region. These hard-working animals need little water and can carry up to 500 pounds of books across the sands. A librarian, a library assistant, a herdsman, and a lookout all travel with the camels. The lookout helps protect the books from thieves. The children of Carissa love the camel library and appreciate Oluoch’s effort. Eleven-year-old Mohamud Mohamed reads his library books carefully and always returns them on time. He knows the Carissa library punishes people for losing books, just like any other library. However, the punishment is very stiff compared to that of other libraries. If a village loses a book, the camel library
stops visiting 31. What is the main idea of this reading?
A. Wycliffe Oluoch is a smart man B. A Mobile Camel Library was invented
C. Lookouts are necessary because of thieves
D. Camels can carry up to 500 pounds 32. Which of the following do NOT travel with the Mobile Camel Library?
A. People who work in the library B. People who take care of the camels C. People who guard the books
D. People who borrow the books 33. The phrase “racked his brain” probably means A. thought very hard
B. was disappointed C. had a headache
D. was thoughtful 34. What does the word “that” refer to?
A. village B. punishment C. book D. service 35. Which of the following is true?
A. In 1996, there were three camels to help run the library. B. 24,000 books are not enough for people in Carissa to read. C. In 1996, the library could serve only about one million people.
D. Oluoch earns a lot of money with his service. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984, in New York, into a prosperous, professional family. He developed an interest in computers at an early age and when he was twelve, created a messaging program which he named “Zucknet”. His dentist father used it in his surgery so that his receptionist could inform him of the arrival of a patient without yelling across the room. Together with his friends, Mark spent much of his spare time as a boy designing and making computer games just for fun. In 2002, Mark enrolled at Harvard University. By his second year at the institution, he had acquired a reputation on the campus as a developer of software. It was at that time he invented “Facemash” which compared pictures of female students and allowed users to vote on which one was the most attractive. The program became very popular on campus, but was later shut down by the university authorities who deemed it “inappropriate”. Based on the buzz of “Facemash”, three of Mark’s fellow students, Divya Narendra, and twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, asked him to work with them on an idea for a social networking site called “Harvard Connection”. This site was designed to use information from Harvard’s student networks to create a dating site for the university’s elite. Mark was initially enthusiastic about the
complex project but boredom soon set in and he backed out of it to work on his own social networking site. He created a site that allowed users to produce their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other people beyond the confines of the university. He called the site “Facebook” and he operated from one small college room until June 2004 when he finally abandoned his studies to devote himself fully to Facebook and moved the company to California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had one million users and Mark was climbing high. However, in 2006, the multi-inillionaire business mogul faced his first big hurdle. The creators of Harvard Connection claimed that he had used their idea, and insisted that he should compensate them for their business losses. Mark maintained that the ideas were based on two very different types of social networks but, after lawyers searched his records, incriminating emails revealed that he may have intentionally stolen the intellectual property of his former partners. Although an initial settlement of $65 million was reached between the two parties, the legal dispute over the matter continued well into 2011, after the Harvard Connection creators claimed they were misled with regards to the value of the Facebook stock. Since amassing his sizeable fortune, Mark has used his millions to fund a variety of philanthropic causes. He has put lots of money into the deteriorating schools system in deprived parts on New York and he actively encourages other wealthy, young entrepreneurs to follow his example and put back something into society.
(Source: https://www.uniks.com/Business/Mark Zuckerberg) 36. According to the passage, as a child, Mark Zuckerberg
A. created a software package for dentists B. developed a communication program C. sold computer programs to his friends
D. was mainly interested in playing computer games 37. It can be inferred from the passage that during his time at university,
Mark A. was known for developing unsuitable software B. made a program that was disliked by the authorities C. developed an unsuccessful program
D. produced education programs 38. The Facebook social network developed at Harvard
A. was a collaborative project with other students B. could only be accessed by Harvard students C. became Mark’s full-time job after completing university D. became really successful after June 2004
39. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A. Mark did not copy the idea behind Harvard Connection. B. The two parties in dispute were unable to come to an agreement. C. Mark stated that the two websites were not in any way alike.
D. The Harvard Connection team were unaware of the value of Mark’s company. 40. The word “philanthropic” in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by A. failing B. moral
C. problematic D. humanitarian 41. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Some of the creators of Harvard Connection used to be Mark’s fellow
students. B. Mark has deliberately taken the ideas of the creators of Harvard Connection. C. Mark has been investing in improving education in less developed areas of
D. The legal dispute that Mark faced started in 2006 and continued well into 2011 42. Which of the following best serves as the title for the passage? A. The Inventor of Facebook
B. The Legal Dispute over Facebook C. The Harvard Connection Creators D. The Success of Facebook
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. At present, advertising is one of the most strictly regulated industry in the
с D United States. 44. In 1678, John Bunyan who published his masterpiece Pilgrim’s Progress
which proved to be extremely popular.
C D 45. Jessica expected to give the old woman a hand in housework at weekends,
А but she did not do anything at all.
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. You should not have come to class late.
A. I’d rather you didn’t come to class late. B. I would like you not to be late for class. C. I’d sooner you hadn’t come to class late. D. I would prefer that you come to class on time.
47. Although he was very tired, he agreed to play tennis.
A. Tired as though he was, he agreed to play tennis. B. Tired though he was, he agreed to play tennis. C. Tired, he agreed to play tennis.
D. So tired was he that he agreed to play tennis. 48. The roof of the house was blown off during the hurricane.
A. The house got the hurricane to blow off its roof. B. The house had its roof blown off by the hurricane. C. The house had its roof being blown off by the hurricane. D. The house had its roof to be blown off by the hurricane.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. You didn’t pay enough attention. Now you ask such a question.
A. Had you paid enough attention, you wouldn’t have asked such a question. B. Had it not been for your attention, you wouldn’t ask such a question. C. Had you not paid enough attention, you wouldn’t ask such a question.
D. Had it not been for your inattention, you wouldn’t ask such a question. 50. The traffic accident caused a traffic jam. The traffic jam lasted 2 hours.
A. The two-hour traffic jam was brought about by the traffic accident, B. It was the two-hour traffic jam that caused the traffic accident. C. There was a traffic accident caused by a two-hour traffic jam. D. If there weren’t that traffic accident, there wouldn’t be the two
4.D 14.C 24. B 34. B 44. B
5.0 15. B 25. 35. A 45. A
6.0 16. B 26. B 36. B 46. C
7.A 17. D. 27.0 37.B 47. B
8.A 18. 28. A 38.D 48. B
9.B 19. 29. D 39. 49. D
10. A 20.C 30. B 40. D 50. A