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. gazelle
C. biology D. germ 2. A. second B. confirmation C. conductor D. contemporary 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. cohabit
C. tuition D. calorie 4. A. geometry B. competitor C. aspiration D. astonishment Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. Come what
, we re not going 10
, we’re not going to make any concessions to his unreasonable demands. A. must B. should
D. may 6. People cannot but puzzled, for they simply cannot understand how he
could have made such a stupid mistake. A. feel
B. feeling C. to feel D. having felt 7. According to statistics, socializing about 40% of leisure time among
A. makes up B. gets into C. cares for D. wins over 8. Global warming is causing more extreme weather conditions, will
affect people in different parts of the world in different ways. A. that B. which
C. what D. whether 9. A reagent is any chemical that reacts in a predictable way with other
A. when mixed B. when is mixed C. it to be mixed D. the mixture is 10. Tina has to register for her classes on Monday, she won’t get a place
in them. A. unless B. otherwise C. since
11. They seemed to be to the criticism and just carried on as before. A. disinterested B. uncaring C. sensitive D. indifferent
al fans fainted during the star’s performance probably lack of fresh air. They all came round after a while.
A. because of B. instead of C. thanks to D. according to 13.
me to take some money with me when we go shopping tomorrow. A. Prepare B. Remind
C. Inform D. Remember 14. People have changed their spending patterns c hanging conditions. A. in connection with
B. in respect to C. in compliance with
D. in response to 15. Don’t take it as that you’ll be promoted in your job; other colleagues
stand a good chance too. A. fixed B. standard
D. word 16. Despite many attempts to introduce some new management techniques, the
new CEO’s effort has met with very little success because of the large number of employees.
A. cooperating B. cooperative C. uncooperative D. uncooperating 17. Of Claude Monet’s many great works, his early paintings about life and
family are perhaps to the public. A. most satisfied ones
B. the most satisfying ones C. more than satisfying ones
D. the more satisfied , many experts believe that the wheel was invented only once and then diffused to the rest of the world. A. Even no conclusive evidence existing B. Conclusive evidence didn’t exist C. Although no conclusive evidence exists
D. So long as no existence of conclusive evidence 19. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an essential of a healthy diet.
A. substance B. component C. proportion D. ingredient Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions, 20. Miranda still has trauma from the tragic accident, that took away her closest friend.
D 21. One of the most successful book in history is a series of fantasy novels called A
B Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. 22. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to their long coastline,
A killing hundreds of people in Vietnam each year.
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. “It’s interesting how you have so many female friends but can’t find a girlfriend.
You are the king of the friend zone.” A. being their friend
B. falling in love with C. being their favorite pet
D. being attracted to friends 24. – “What do you think about my idea for a new smartphone game?
– “I think it’s got potential. It sounds really good.” A. to be certain of success
B. to seem like it can be successful C. it’s possible, but not practical D. someone already did it 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. “I hate using this program, it’s so buggy. Oh, look, it’s crashed the computer again.” A. reliable B. invalid
C. truthful D. irritating 26. – “I don’t need to do well this semester so I’ve been doing the minimum
amount of work necessary to pass.” – “Oh dear. That’s playing with fire. You could be walking a fine line between
enjoying yourself and failing your subject.” A. to be taking too many risks B. to be very confident C. to be an ultimate loser
D. to be on the safe side Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 27. Two people are talking with each other at the tea break of a seminar.
— Tom: “This is a pretty good seminar so far, huh?” – Anna: “ A. Yes, I like it. Prentice Hall always delivers good seminars. B. You need to sign up for the next seminar. It is coming. C. No, I missed that one. Who was the speaker?
D. By the way, what is your company doing? 28. Two students are talking about their application for college study. – Michael: “That test was so long! Four hours! I really do not understand why
we have to take it?” – Charlotte: 6 » A. I really hope I do not have to take that test again! B. What colleges are you thinking of applying to? C. Have you visited any campuses yet? D. I do not think you have to worry about getting into college.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 29. There can be no doubt that television and newspapers do influence public
opinion. A. Television and newspapers without doubt do influence public opinion. B. It is doubtful that television and newspapers influence public opinion. C. Doubtless television and newspapers have no influence on public
opinion. D. That television and newspapers do not influence public opinion is
beyond doubt. 30. “Would anyone like to express an opinion on this matter?” said he.
A. He asked everyone whether they would like to express an opinion on the
matter. B. He asked everyone as if someone would like to express their opinion on
the matter. C. He doubted that everyone would like to express their opinion on the matter.
D. He wondered that anyone would like to express their opinion on the matter. 31. In England, people say that Stonehenge is a place of great historical interest.
A. In England, there is a place of great historical interest known as Stonehenge. B. In England, Stonehenge is said to have been a place of great historical interest. C. In England, people are interested in Stonehenge as a place of great historical interest
D. In England, it is said that Stonehenge is a place of great historical inte Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 32. I always value our teacher’s opinion. He’s a man whose opinion I respect.
A. I always value my teacher whose opinion I respect. B. I always respect my teacher whose opinion is valuable. C. My teacher’s opinion is so valuable that I always respect him.
D. Our teacher is always the man whose opinion I value and respect. 33. He passed the exam. This has made me revise my original opinion of him.
A. That he passed the exam has made me revise my original opinion of him. B. He has made me revise my original opinion of him by passing the exam. C. Passing the exam, I have been made to revise my original opinion of him.
D. Having made me revise my original opinion of him, he passed the exam. 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.
If you want to improve group productivity, it is advisable that you organize competitions that build morale and teamwork skills for all participants, (34) __ than just a few star performers. For example, if you (35)
a competition between sales teams, you can reward all members of the (36) group with a lunch out at a nice restaurant or a group trip. This way, even the lower-performing members of the team have a reason to try as hard as they can to help the team win. In an individual sales contest, a few top salespeople compete with one another for the top prize, (37) everyone else gives up because they know they can’t win. The productivity of (38) top people increases, but the productivity of the rest of the group does not. In a team competition, even the lowest performing member of the group can help earn the prize, so all team members put in their best effort and the productivity of the entire group goes up.
(Source: http://work.chron.com) 34. A. other
D. sooner 35. A. take
D. hold 36. A. win
C. winning D. won 37. A. while
D. why 38. A. this
D. each Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
In Britain there are a number of different kinds of institutions of Higher Education. First of all, of course, there are the universities. Nobody can have failed to have heard of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest universities in England, but, of course, there are a large number of universities, many of which have opened since the war. The latest of these is the Open University, a unique institution, which, as its name suggests, is open to all. Students of the Open University are not obliged to have any previous qualifications. All the students are part time and are taught through the medium of television and radio, although they do receive some personal tuition as well as through centers located near their own homes. The first graduates were awarded their degrees in 1973. Besides the universities there are other institutions such as Poly-mechanics and Technical Colleges. These tend to offer courses of a vocational nature as well as academic courses. If a student wants to study Management, Accounting or Librarianship, for example, he would be more likely to go to one of these institutions. Colleges of Education provide training and education for prospective teachers. The vast majority of students receive grants from their Local Authority, which cover tuition fees and allow a certain amount of money to the students to pay for their keep (food, clothes, and other essentials for living) and their books. Most of the colleges and universities have a good proportion of students from overseas.
39. Which of the following are the oldest universities in England? A. Oxford and Cambridge
B. Open University and Cambridge C. Polytechnics and Technical Colleges D. Open University and Oxford 40. The word “which” in the first paragraph refers to
A. Oxford B. Cambridge C. number D. universities 41. If a student wants to attend some professional courses such as Management or
Accounting, he should go to A. one of the institutions of Poly-mechanics and Technical Colleges B. any of the teaching colleges C. any universities except Poly-mechanics or Technical Colleges
D. one of the Colleges of Education 42. The word “prospective” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning
A. past B. future
C. successful D. anıbitious 43. Which of the following could serve as the title for the passage?
A. Colleges of Education in Britain B. Life of British students C. Higher Education in Britain
D. System of Open Universities
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Even though most people can’t find it on a map, the small Indonesian island of sl has played an important role in history. Sumbawa is situated to the east of the popular resort island of Bali and is currently home to around 1.5 million people. For these people the island is home, but sl is important for another reason as well. Mount Tambora – a volcano, 1815 volcanic eruption was the deadliest and most powerful in history – is located on its northern half. In early April of 1815, Mount Tambora changed the world. It released a blast that registered a whopping 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. That is the highest in human history. Its eruption was so loud that it was heard by people who live in Sumatra — an island located more than 2,000 kilometers away. When Tambora erupted, it shot around 100 cubic kilometers of rock and ash into the air. The ash caused complete darkness on Sumbawa and its neighboring islands for several days. It destroyed all vegetation and killed an estimated 71,000 people in the area. But the damage Tambora caused did not end in Indonesia. One year later, the volcanic cloud of ash it ejected reached the northern hemisphere. There it obscured the sun and affected the climates of Europe, the eastern sections of the United States, and Canada. It created cooler temperatures and severe crop
failure. Many places had snow in June and frosty nights in July, August, and September. The year of 1816 was known as “the year without a summer”. The cooler temperatures resulted in a severe and extensive famine. The prices of basic foods rose sharply across the affected areas. Many people resorted to begging, stealing, and traveling long distances in search of food. Diseases caused by malnutrition became widespread. In total, over 200,000 people died of starvation and disease. The aftermath of the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora was the worst of any volcanic eruption in recorded history. Unfortunately, volcano researchers say we can expect a similar eruption to occur within the next 1,000 years. While many people see manmade climate change as the most dangerous threat to the Earth, powerful volcanoes also threaten us with catastrophic climate disruption.
(Source: Reading Planet) 44. According to the passage, how has Sumbawa played an important role in history?
A. by being located so close to Bali B. the largest volcanic eruption in history happened there C. it has a population of 1.5 million people
D. Mount Tambora’s eruption registered a 7 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index 45. The word “It” in paragraph 3 refers to A. darkness B. ash
D. rock 46. According to the passage, why was the year of 1816 called “the year without a
summer”? A. Because Mt. Tambora erupting in 1816 caused famine. B. Because the eruption killed 71,000 people in the summer. C. Because Mt. Tambora erupted in the summer.
D. Because the cloud of ash from Mt. Tambora affected the climate. 47. The phrase “resorted to” in paragraph 5 almost means A. took the last chance
B. had difficulty C. did the worst thing
D. tried their best 48. Which of the following statements is true about the eruption of Mt. Tambora?
A. The volcanic cloud of ash only reached the southern hemisphere. B. The cooler temperatures caused severe crop failure. C. It was impossible to measure it on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. D. It affected the climates of several countries in Asia and Africa.
49. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the eruption of Mt. Tambora?
A. The damage was limited to Indonesia and the surrounding are… B. It was very cold in the summer of 1816 C. Many people died because they didn’t have enough food to eat.
D. The eruption of Tambora was the most powerful in history. 50. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
A. The survival of the human race is not guaranteed. B. The volcanoes can erupt at anytime and anywhere. C. Volcanic eruptions always result in a mass extinction. D. Manmade climate change is still the most dangerous threat.
4. C 14. D 24. B 34. B 44. B
5. D 15.0 25. A 35. D 45. B
6.A 16.0 26. D 36. 46.D
7. A 17. B 27. A 37. A 47.
8.B 18.0 28. A 38.6 48. B
9.4 19 B 29 A 39 A 49 A
10. B 20.C 30. A 40. D 50. A