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. ancient B. ocean
C. vacancy D. official 2. A. microbe B. mineral C. migrant D. minority 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. stagnant B. enact
C. fertile D. scoreboard 4. A. electrify B. particular C. geneticist D. fashionable Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
the fact that e-books have many good points, they are not yet popular. A. Despite B. Even if
C. Although D. However 6. Her work by tomorrow or she’ll get in trouble with her boss. A. has to be done
B. can be done C. could have done
D. should have been done 7. The union refused to support proposals that it saw as contrary to
interest of its members. A. a B. an
C. the D. Ø 8. He made such a contribution to the university that they are naming
one of the new buildings after him. A. genuine B. liberal
C. modest D. generous
9. They have won most matches this season because they are a team.
A. good-organized B. good-organizing C. well-organized D. organizing-well 10. The development of synthetic fibers after 1940 led to the production of new
types of fabrics more durable and easier to care for.
A. that they were B. that were C. what were D. and were 11. There is a lot of trash on our city’s streets. What is a to this problem? A. resolution B. solution
D. decision 12. Neither of these reasons our allowing him to pass after he did so
poorly in the physics examination.
A. rectifies B. notifies C. signifies D. justifies 13. Why don’t you this situation and see if you can figure out a way to fix
it without spending too much money?
A. look into B. take on C. set up D. make out 14. The helicopter is temporarily suspended, roaring at full throttle but in
A. motion B. motionless C. motioning D. motioned 15. The roots of rock ‘n roll are actually very : It’s a style of music that
developed from rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and American country music.
A. diligent B. graceful C. various D. diverse 16. Originally, the first European colleges consisted of groups of individuals
_joined their efforts to study sciences, medicine, and law. A. who lived together and
B. whose life together and C. who live together and
D. whose living together and 17. Never try to mend a broken machine without disconnecting it the
electricity supply. A. to B. from C. for
D. off 18. Not until linoleum was invented in 1860
hard-wearing, easy-to-clean flooring A. any house did have
B. the house had any C. did any house have
D. any house had 19. This chapter is so difficult to , I shall have to read it again later. A. digest B. scan
C. adopt D. issue Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions, 20. Much fossil fauna of the same age and type have been found around the
Α shores of different continents.
21. The writer’s vivid language showed that she had a great depictive ability.
22. Researchers have shown that babies can discern visually differences between
two languages by watching the shape of a speaker’s mouth.
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. 23. “The silver lining in the company rejecting your job application is that you
can stay in Melbourne.” A. a strong sense of confidence
B. something good in a bad situation C. a bad feeling about the future D. a way out of a bad circumstance 24. “You’ve written this essay a bit randomly. It doesn’t make much sense.” A. to computerize it
B. to do it poorly and illogically C. to write it in a too complicated way D. to do it better 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, 25. “If you had studied instead of goofing off all semester, then you wouldn’t be
so worried about tomorrow’s exam.” A. to pass time in a relaxed way B. to behave not very well C. to hardly try to work
D. to pass time studying 26. “Hey Rachel, I think I sort of forget to thank you all for your help in the past
week. Thank you.”
A. by the way B. definitely C. not really D. in some ways Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 27. Laurie and Christie are friends and are having a conversation about what to do
at the weekend. – Laurie: “So, what are your plans for this weekend?” – Christie: “ 9 A. I don’t know. Do you want to get together or something? B. That sounds like a good idea. C. Maybe we should go out to eat beforehand.
D. It is fine with me. Where do you want to meet? 28. Mike and a friend Brendan are discussing plans for winter vacation.
– Mike: “Do you have any plans for the winter break?” — Brendan: “
A. I am planning a snowboarding trip. B. Awesome! I am so excited! C. You are welcome Mike.
D. You are more than welcome to join us. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 29. Helen said: “I want to go to Canada next year.”
A. Helen said she will go to Canada the next year. B. Helen said she wanted to go to Canada the next year. C. Helen said she had wanted to go to Canada the next year
D. Helen said she would go to Canada the next year. 30. We understand that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.
A. It is understood that Ben wants to train to be a pilot. B. It is to understand that Ben wants to train to be a pilot. C. It understands that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.
D. Ben is understood that he wants to train to be a pilot. 31. “What book are you reading, Peter?” Tom asked.
A. Tom asked Peter what book is he reading. B. Tom asked Peter what book was he reading. C. Tom asked Peter what book he was reading.
D. Tom asked Peter what book he is reading. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions, 32. Our products are environmentally friendly. We package all of them in
recyclable materials. A. Our products are packed in recycled materials to be environmentally friendly. B. Packed in recyclable materials, our products were environmentally friendly. C. Packing our products in recyclable materials, we make them environmentally
friendly. D. The recyclable package of our products make them look environmentally friendly
personal opinion doesn’t really matter. We need to decide for the good of everyone. A. We need to decide for the good of everyone, so my personal opinion doesn’t
really matter. B. If my personal opinion doesn’t really matter, we need to decide for the
good of everyone. C. Though my personal opinion really matters, we need to decide for the good
of everyone. D. Deciding for the good of everyone makes our personal opinion not really
matter at all.
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.
It started two years ago. I run a summer arts festival in Munich called the Kulturstrand, at the Ludwigsbrücke, a bridge that stands (34) the river Isar, where I have an office. I work there most days and when I do, I swim there. I’m one of those people who like to swim in all (35)_ – I will swim in the Atlantic when it is 10 degrees, (36) my wife thinks is a little strange. Sometimes, I swim the river with a group of friends in the autumn or winter, but I mainly swim to work in the summer. I live two kilometres upstream from my office. The river at that point is too wild to swim down unaided; it is like an Alpine river. I would not even consider it without a flotation device, but then I learned about a designer in Switzerland who (37) a thing called a Wickelfisch. It’s a waterproof bag that you can keep your stuff in; it also locks in air so acts as a float. When I saw it I bought one, and the next day I swam to work (38) the first time.
(Source: https://www.theguardian.com) 34. A. across B. along C. over
D. through 35. A. situations B. conditions C. circumstances D. requirements 36. A. which
B. that C. what
D. why 37. A. invent
B. invents C. has invented D. had invented 38. A. at
B. by C. in
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 thick, woolly fleece of the domestic sheep is its distinguishing feature and the source of much of its economic importance. Yet only a moment, in evolutionary terms, has passed since the domestic sheep had a coat resembling that of many other wild animals. As recently as 8,000 years ago, it was covered not in a white, continuously growing mass of wool but in a brown coat consisting of an outer array of kemps, or coarse hairs, that was shed annually and a fine woolly undercoat that also molted. Such an animal could not have supported the technology that has grown up around the domestic sheep – the shearing, dyeing, spinning, and weaving of wool – any better than could a wild sheep such as the bighorn of North America. Much of the selective breeding that led to the fleece types known today took place in prehistory, and even the later developments went largely unchronicled. Yet other kinds of records survive, in three forms. Specimens of wool from as long ago as 1500 B.C. have been found, mostly as ancient textiles, but also in the form of sheepskins. Antique depictions of sheep in sculpture, relief, and painting give even earlier
clues to the character of ancient fleeces. The longest line of evidence takes the form of certain primitive breeds that are still tended in remote areas or that escaped from captivity long ago and now live in the wild. They retain the characteristics of ancient sheep, providing living snapshots of the process that gave rise to modern fleeces.
(Source: TOEFL Reading) 39. What topic does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The economic importance of sheep through the ages B. The development of textile crafts and technologies C. The evolution of the fleece of domestic sheep
D. The influence of technology on wool manufacturing 40. The underlined word “that” in the passage refers to A. domestic sheep B. coat
C. mass D. wool 41. According to the passage, the outer coat of sheep 8,000 years ago was A. white
B. coarse C. warmer than that of bighorn sheep D. similar to that of the modern sheep 42. Which of the following can be concluded about wild sheep, as compared with
domestic sheep? A. They are evolving more rapidly. B. They have thicker coats. C. They are less similar to bighorn sheep.
D. They are of less economic importance. 43. The underlined phrase “took place” in the passage is closest in meaning to
A. happened B. stopped
C. replaced D. explained Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
When people think about bats, they often picture small, black creatures flying through the night. They imagine these animals swooping down on unsuspecting people and biting onto their necks or getting tangled in their hair. They seem to be very scary animals. However, this view of bats is incorrect. There are about 1,240 different species of bats, and they have many different lifestyles. Far from being monsters or pests, bats are usually quite helpful to their environments. One example is the giant golden-crowned flying fox from the Philippines. The rainforests of the Philippines would be far different if it wasn’t for the giant golden-crowned flying fox. This large bat is a fruit eater which lives to
eat fresh figs and other fruits. As the flying foxes fly through the forests, they often drop the seeds from their meals and spread them across the land. This has earned them the nickname of The Silent Planter. Without influence of the flying foxes, the rainforests would not be able to grow so efficiently. The giant golden-crowned flying fox is also the largest of all bats. It weighs up to 1.2 kilograms, and it has a wingspan of 1.5 meters. Despite this impressive size, the flying fox is not scary to look at. In fact, it’s quite cute. The bat’s nose comes to a point, and its big ears are on top of its head so it looks a lot like a fox. Its appearance is what has given the bat its name. Unfortunately, the giant golden-crowned flying fox is an endangered animal. It lives only in the rainforests of the Philippines, and those rainforests are shrinking due to human activity. Today, the rainforest in the Philippines is only about 20% of the size it once was. In addition, people are hunting the bats for food. Since the flying fox spends its day sleeping in large groups, it is easy for hunters to harvest the bats for their meat. On some of the islands of the Philippines the bats have already completely disappeared. If the giant golden-crowned flying foxes are to be saved from extinction, people will need to change their ways. The forests must be protected, and the eating of bat meat must be stopped. After these things are achieved, humans could further help the bats by introducing a breeding program to raise bats in captivity. People have the ability to save the giant golden-crowned flying fox, but do they have the will?
(Source: Reading Planet) 44. When people think about bats, what do they often picture?
A. bats living many different lifestyles B. bats of thousands of different species flying around C. bats attacking people and biting onto their necks
D. bats being helpful to our environment 45. According to the passage, what does the giant golden-crowned flying fox feed on?
A. animal blood B. human blood C. leaves D. fruits 46. Why is it called the giant golden-crowned flying fox? A. because of its habitat
B. because of its appearance C. because of its diet
D. because of its lifestyle 47. The word “wingspan” in paragraph 3 describes
A. a physical feature of the giant golden-crowned flying fox B. a social behavior of the giant golden-crowned flying fox C. the prominent beauty that is unique to the giant bat D. the length of the feather on golden-crowned flying fox
48. Which of the following statements is true about the giant golden-crowned
flying fox? A. People hunt them for their skin and feathers. B. They stand 1.5 meters high when fully grown-up. C. Scientists have already introduced a breeding program.
D. Their only habitat is the rainforests of the Philippines. 49. The word “shrinking” in paragraph 4 mostly means A. becoming smaller in area
B. enlarging C. thickening
D. growing in area 50. Which of the following statements about the giant golden-crowned flying fox
is NOT true? A. They are the largest of all bats. B. They are extinct on some of the Philippines islands. C. They sleep at night and hunt during the day. D. They look like a fox.
4.D 14. B 24. B 34.C 44.C
5.A 15. D 25. D 35. B 45. D
6.A 16. A 26. B 36. A 46. B
7.0 17. B 27. A 37.
D 47. A
8.D 18. C 28. A 3 8. D 48. D
9.C 19. A 29. B 39. C 49. A
10. B 20. A 30. A 40. B 50.C