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. I. A. needed B. worked
C. stopped D. booked 2. A. Warn
C. wharf D. card 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. forget B. consist C. decline D. offer 4. A. customer B. interview C. difference D. understand Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. The Internet has had __huge impact on the way people spend their
leisure time. A. а B. an
C. the D. Ø 6. My parents told me that I all through the night for months when I was
a baby. A. would cry B. cried
C. was crying D. had been crying 7. she has a very important job, she is not well-paid.
A. Although B. Despite C. In spite of D. Regardless of 8. The directors take for the management of the company’s business.
A. responsible B. responsibility C. irresponsible D. responsibilities 9. Karen__dolls when she was little. A. didn’t use to like
B. didn’t used to like C. didn’t use to liking
D. wouldn’t like 10. They had only been married for nine months when they ____ to split up.
A. decided B. were deciding C. had decided D. had been deciding 11. My friend recommended___ on a diet. A. me I go B. I ought to go C. that I go D. me go
12. I’ll never forget_ Harry Styles in 2016.
A. to meet B. to have met C. meeting D. to be meeting 13. She up so early in the morning yet. A. didn’t use to wake
B. isn’t used to wake C. hasn’t got used to waking
D. hasn’t used to waking 14. I advised him fatty foods. A. to stop eating
B. to stop eat C. stopping to eat
D. stop eating 15. I’m not interested in a musical instrument. A. to learn to play
B. learning to play C. learning playing
D. learning play 16. I’ll call you get there.
A. until I B. before I will C. as soon as I will D. when I 17. She has been trying to fix that faulty faucet and _have succeeded.
A. it seems as B. it seems that C. she seems to D. she seems that 18. When I got to the bank, some people were already A. in line to wait
B. in line waiting C. line in waiting
D. waiting to line 19. The theatre managed to its audiences by cutting the price of the tickets. A. stimulate B. strengthen C. boost
D. boust 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. The government decided to pull down the old building after asking the ideas
from the local residents.
A. maintain B. demolish C. renovate D. purchase 21. The Native Americans would not allow anyone to trespass on their sacred
burial ground A. holy B. public C. private
D. 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. Don’t stand here and do nothing. If the devil finds a man industrious, it will
set him to work. A. idle B. bold C. rude
23. He accepted the loan shark’s offer because he wasn’t aware of the consequences
if he could not pay off the debt on time.
A. detained B. avoided C. denied D. refused Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – Tom: “We are going to have a picnic by the river next Sunday. Would you like
to join us?” – Nam: “ . A. I think it’s going to rain heavily in the afternoon. B. I wish I could, but I’m afraid I can’t. C. I hope it will not be too crowded.
D. I would like to invite my cousins for lunch. 25. – A: “Excuse me, could you tell me where the dairy section is?” -B:
. A. It’s on aisle 4, next to the bakery section. B. I’d like half a pound of butter, please. C. I’m sorry; it’s very expensive these days.
D. It has milk and cheese, but no butter. 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 wish to study at a US university usually have to take one of several standardized tests. Students (26) to university for the first time may take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Test). People (27) want to do a higher degree may take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), LSAT (Law School Admission Test) or MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), depending on (28) they want to study. Students from other countries must usually show a knowledge (29) English and the most common test for this purpose is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Standardized tests often do not test how much people know about a subject, but how strong their skills are in (30) reading and solving problems. People do not pass or fail but instead each college or university decides on the lowest score it will accept. Test scores are never the only factor to be considered in deciding whether to offer a place to a student.
(Source: Background to British and American Cultures)
26. A. go
C. going D. itent 27. A. they
D. isom 28. A. what
D. vi ben 29. A. with
D.O. 30. A. regions B. areas
C. sections D. pirts Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
Bitcoins are a form of virtual currency. In other words, the arc a type of money that does not exist in the actual world. However, they can be used to purchase actual products and services from real companies. The bitcoin system was created in 2009 by an enignratic person named Satoshi Nakamoto. In fact, no one is sure if Satoshi Nakamoto is an actual person uri group of people. Bitcoins are designed to serve as an alternative to national currencies, such as dollars and euros. They can be used to pay for things online instead of cash or credit cards. When bitcoins are transferred from a buyer to a seller, the transaction is recorded in a public database. Governments are concerned that bitcoins can easily be stolen by hackers. It has dawned on them that they might be used for illegal purposes. For example. stolen goods could be purchased without the government’s knowledge. Although more and more companies are beginning to accept bitcoins, the percentage of purchases made using bitcoins is minuscule coinpared to other online payment methods, such as credit cards. Instead, many bitcoin owners simply keep them as an investment since they believe their bitcoins will be more valuable in the future. This may or may not be a wise approach. Currently, the value of bitcoins is fluctuating wildly, especially when compared to highly stable national currencies. Bitcoin investors are gambling on the hope that as this high-tech
money becomes more widely accepted, its value will soar. 31. What is the passage mainly about?
A. A new kind of currency in the virtual world B. A way of doing business in the virtual world C. An alternative to bitcoins created by Nakamoto
D. The future of bitcoins in the real world 32. The word “They” in paragraph 2 refers to A. dollars B. euros
C. things D. bi’coins 33. The word “minuscule” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to A. considerable B. small
C. minimal D. in reasing 34. Why are bitcoins of great concern to governments?
A. Because the value of bitcoins is fluctuating wildly. B. Because bitcoins will eventually replace national currencies.
C. Because bitcoins may be used in illegal transactions.
D. Because most of bitcoin owners are hackers. 35. Which of the following is defined in the passage?
A. Bitcoins B. Transactions C. Credit cards
D. Pub ic databases
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
A few years ago, astronomers discovered a mile-wide rock tumbling through space. At first, the scientists feared that the newly discovered space rock would plow into Earth on February 1, 2019. Scientists named the space rock NT7 and clocked its speed ai 7 miles per second. The scientists thought the asteroid was heading straight for Earth! A mile-wide asteroid could take out an entire continent, scientists say. Fearing the worst, scientists kept their eyes on NT7. They plotted its orbit, or pathi, around the sun. After watching NT7 for several weeks, scientists found out tha! NT? would miss Earth on February 1, 2019. Most asteroids orbit the sun between Mars and Jupiter. NT7, however, is a near-Earth asteroid. Near-Earth asteroids orbit the sun close to Earth. NT? orbits the sun once every 837 days. Its orbit sometimes takes NT 7 as far from the sun as Mars. At other times, it is within Earth’s orbit. Scientists know about nearly 350 near-Earth asteroids. They carefully : nap the orbits of those asteroids to make sure the asteroids don’t come too close to our planet. Scientists say anywhere from 500 to 1,000 near-Earth asteroids ire yet to be discovered. Scientists are searching the sky for them. They want to have plenty of warning if one comes too close. An asteroid the size of NT7 may one day come close to Earth, scientists say. “An object of this size would be expected to hit Earth every few inillion years. and as we get additional data I think this threat will go away,” said Donald Yeoman of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Yeoman and most other scientists say you shouldn’t worry too much about asteroids. Most don’t think a space rock will pose a threat in the near future. If an asteroid does come near Earth, scientists might be able to destroy it. One scientist, for instance, said a large laser could be used to zap NT7 if the asteroid came too close to Earth. Many people often confuse asteroids and comets. Asteroids are chunks of rock in space. Comets are not made of rock. They are made mostly of ice. Comets spend most of their time far from the sun. When a comet nears he sun, heat
from the sun warms it, causing the ice to melt. The melting ice forms a comet’s long tail. After rounding the sun, the comet moves farther away from the sun. The comet cools and the tail slowly disappears.
(Source: https://www.readworks.org) 36. What detail does the author use to describe NT7?
A. The speed of NT7 is 70 miles per hour. B. The size of NT7 is 8 miles wide. C. The orbit of NT7 takes 837 days.
D. The color of NT7 matches that of comets. 37. Why do you think people often confuse asteroids and comets?
A. Like asteroids, comets look like space rocks when they are far from the sun. B. Like asteroids, comets could cause a lo: of damage if they hit Earth. C. Like comets, asteroids melt when they get close to the sun.
D. Like comets, most asteroids have long tails when they pass Earth. 38. According to the passage, astronomers are
A. people who study objects in space B. people who study maps of Earth C. people who study rocks
D. people who study the sun 39. The primary purpose of this passage is to
A. persuade the reader that NT7 will hit Earth B. list all the steps scientists take to study asteroids C. describe near-Earth asteroids
D. compare comets and asteroids 40. Scientists watched NT7 and plotted its orbit carefully because
A. they were worried that NT7 would hit Earth B. they found out that NT7 would miss Earth C. they discovered it among nearly 350 near-Earth asteroids
D. they could use a large laser to destroy it 41. The word “clocked” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to
— A. expected B. reduced C. increased D. measured 42. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. If NT7 hit Earth, it could destroy a whole continent. B. There are hundreds of asteroids orbiting near Earth. C. Asteroids do not threaten Earth in the near future. D. Comets are made mostly of ice and rock.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. The actress, along with her manager and some friends, are going to a party tonight. B
44. My uncle was a community leader whom everyone in our town admires him Α
C very much.
45. Emma is the more capable of the three girls who have ever tried out for the part
D in the play. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 46. I am on the tenth page of the report I am writing.
A. I have completed writing ten pages of the report. B. Tonight I’m going to write the tenth page of the report. C. So far I have written ten pages of the report.
D. I have finished writing the report on the tenth page. 47. “Why don’t you have your room repainted?” said Robert to Lam.
A. Robert suggested that Lam should have his room repainted. B. Robert suggested having Lam’s room repainted. C. Robert asked Lam why you didn’t have your room repainted.
D. Robert wanted to know why Lam doesn’t have his room repainted. 48. I am sorry you are not doing a job where you could use your English.
A. I apologize to you for not doing a job where you could use your English. B. I’m sad that you could use your English in the job you are doing. C. I’d like you to use your English in the job you are doing.
D. I wish you were doing a job where you could use your English. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. Emily didn’t receive a scholarship. Emily is a good student.
A. Despite being a good student, Emily didn’t receive a scholarship. B. Emily didn’t receive a scholarship unless she is a good student. C. Though a good student, but Emily didn’t receive a scholarship. D. She didn’t receive a scholarship as Emily is a good student.
50. Matthew ran away from home. Matthew thought no one loved him.
A. Matthew ran away from home as when he thought no one loved him. B. Matthew ran away from home because he thought no one lovd him. C. Thought that no one loved him, Matthew ran away from hom.. D. Matthew thought no one loved him and so that he ran away fiom home.
4.D 14. A 24. B 34.C 44. D
5.A 15.B 25. A 35. A 45. A
6. A 16. D 26.0 36. C 46. C
7. A 17.0 27.0 37. A 47. A
8. B 18.B 28. A
9. A 19. 29.D
10.A 20. B 30. B