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. hatched B. slipped
C. noticed D. skıdded 2. A. famine B. examine C. outline D. determine
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. penalty B. attendance C. opponent D. adventure 4. A. divisible B. considerate C. comfortable D. miraculous Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. How many of us say, a meeting that is irrelevant to us would be
interested in the discussion?
A. attended B. attending C. to attend D. have attended 6. He failed to give reasons for his absence from school last Saturday. A. satisfactory B. suiting
C. adequate D. credible 7. I don’t know enough words, my vocabulary needs to expand. That is
my main aim on this course. A. but B. SO
C. though D. because 8. Something’s wrong with the calculations. I a mistake somewhere. A. must have made
B. should have made C. could have made
D. would be making
plants, which manufacture their own food, animals obtain nourishment by acquiring and ingesting their food.
A. Different B. Unlike C. Similar to D. As much 10. The question then : what are we going to do when we graduate from
the university? A. raises B. arouses
C. arises D. rises 11. Those porcelain vases produced in Ming Dynasty attracted the
visitors. A. little old beautiful Chinese
B. old little Chinese beautiful C. beautiful little old Chinese
D. Chinese beautiful little old 12. I have to say this, but the coat you’ve just bought is made of fur;
it’s not real mink.
A. coarse B. genuine C. slippery D. simulated 13. My cousin obviously didn’t much of an impression on you if you can’t
remember meeting her. A. create B. do
C. make D. build 14. Sales of the toy dropped sharply when the TV news reported that
a child had swallowed part of the toy and almost died. A. out B. in
C. back D. off 15. , dolphins have no sense of smell. A. As known as far
B. It is known as far C. Known thus far as
D. As far as is known 16. Among all the changes resulting from the entry of women into the
workforce, the transformation that has occurred in the women themselves is not the least important.
A. massive B. quantitative C. surplus D. premier 17. The dead man’s widow said he had had a/an that he would be killed in
A. knowledge B. experience C. presentiment D. warning 18. Skimming along the surface of the ocean or rising from its depths like delicate
balloons. _to their aquatic habitat. A. jellyfish are perfectly adapted B. the perfect adaptation of jellyfish C. jellyfish are adapted to perfectly D. and the adaptation is perfectly for jellyfish
19. The chairman signed the document on A. behalf
of the company. C. honor D. representative
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions, 20. Although some critics do not consider J.K. Rowling as a terrific writer, but
they cannot deny that J.K. Rowling is an excellent storyteller.
D 21. Many have died and missing from floods and landslides caused by heavy rain, A
B and thousands have been evacuated from their homes, as a tropical depression
has swept across northern and central Vietnam.
22. The Southeast Asian countries often experiences severe storms, and sees
several deaths every year from floods.
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. “Do you think it’s OK for me to wear jeans to a job interview or do I need
something a bit more upmarket?” A. cheap with decent quality
B. being trendy and fashionable C. high quality or expensive
D. bought from overseas 24. “What you’ve said is very interesting but let’s get to the guts of the issue: is it
possible or not?” A. something interesting
B. about profit or money C. the most important thing
D. one of the issues Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in me underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. 25. – “Monash University has offered you a scholarship to study a commerce
degree there.” — “It sounds really good, but I would need to move house… I’ll have to think about it.” A. to think carefully about it
B. to ask someone for advice C. to reject it in a polite way
D. to take it immediately
26. – “Is Tom easy to work with?””
– “Definitely. He’s a yes-man, so he just agrees with whatever I say.” A. someone who always says no B. someone who always disagrees with others C. someone who always says yes
D. someone who always agrees with others Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 27. Two colleagues are talking with each about their work at the office.
– Jane: “How is our production department doing?”
– Lynn: “
A. It is running on a very tight schedule. B. Yes, I would not like to hear people complain. C. I would hate to deal with unhappy customers.
D. Yes, that is the one. Did we start production on it yet? 28. Two colleagues are talking with each other about their work at the office.
– Tom: “Lucy! I got a promotion today!” – Lucy:“ A. Wow, this is great news! I am so glad for you. B. If I want to lead, then I need to prove it. C. Always set yourself out as an example, do a good job. D. Convince people of their value, just to lead.
e letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. 29. “Could you read this essay and give me your opinion on it?”
A. He asked his classmate to read the essay and give him her opinion on it. B. He asked his classmate whether she could read his essay and gave him her
opinion on it. C. He made a request to his classmate that she read his essay and give him her
opinion on it. D. He invited his classmate to read his essay and give her opinion on it. 30. Migrating birds return every year to their place of birth to lay their eggs.
A. Every year, to lay their eggs, migrating birds return to their place of birth. B. Every year, on returning to their place of birth, migrating birds lav their eggs. C. Every year, migrating birds return to their place of birth while laying their eggs. D. Every year, on the journey back to their place of birth, migrating birds lay eggs.
31. She asked whether I could speak any other languages.
A. “Can you speak any other languages?” she asked. B. “What other languages could you speak?”” she asked. C. “How many other languages can you speak?” she asked.
D. “What are other languages that you can speak?” she asked. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions, 32. Mark Twain was one of the first three people in Hartford to own a telephone.
The telephone was first used commercially in nearby New Haven. A. Mark Twain was one of the first three people in Hartford to own a telephone
which was first used commercially in nearby New Haven. B. Among the first three people in Hartford to own a telephone, a device first
used commercially in nearby New Haven, was Mark Twain. C. The telephone was first used commercially in nearby New Haven after Mark
Twain was one of the first three people in Hartford to own one. D. Being one of the first three people in Hartford to own a telephone, Mark
Twain made the telephone first used commercially in nearby New Haven. 33. He’s really a stubborn person. Once he’s made up his mind, he never budges.
A. He’s such a stubborn person that once he’s made up his mind, he never budges. B. He’s so stubborn that whenever he makes up his mind, he will never budge. C. Because of his real stubbornness, he never budges after making up his mind.
D. Being a stubborn person, he will never budge if he has really made up his mind. 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.
Population in the world is currently (2018) growing at a rate of around 1.09% per year (down from 1.12% in 2017 and 1.14% in 2016). The current average population increase is estimated (34) ___ 83 million people per year. Annual growth rate reached its (35) in the late 1960s, when it was at around 2%. The rate of increase has nearly halved since then, and will continue (36) in the coming years. It is estimated to reach 1% by 2023, less than 0.5% by 2052, and 0.25% in 2076 (a yearly addition of 27 million people to a population of 10.7 billion). In 2100, it should be only 0.09%, or an addition of only 10 million people to a total population of 11.2 billion. World population will therefore continue to grow in the 21st century, but at a much slower rate (37) __ to the recent past. World population has doubled (100% increase) in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion). It is now
estimated that it will (38) another nearly 40 years to increase by another 50% to become 9 billion by 2037.
(Source: http://www.worldometers.info) 34. A. about
B. for C.at
D. with 35. A. height B. top
D. peak 36. A. to decline B. decline C. to be declined D. being declined 37. A. to compare B. comparing C. compared D. comparison 38. A. spend
B. take C. consume D. make
answer to each of the questions.
Trees are useful to man in three very important ways: they provide him with wood and other products; they give him shade; and they help to prevent droughts and floods. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, man has not realized that the third of these services is the most important. In his eagerness to draw quick profit from the trees, he has cut them down in large numbers. Two thousand years ago, a rich and powerful country cut down its trees to build warships, with which to gain itself an empire. It gained the empire but, without its trees, its soil became bare and poor. When the empire fell to pieces, the country found itself faced by floods and starvation. Even though government realizes the importance of a plentiful supply of trees, it is difficult sometimes to make the people realize this. They cut down the trees but are too careless to plant and look after new trees. So. unless the government has a good system of control, or can educate the people, the forests will slowly disappear.
more serious: for where there are trees, their roots break the soil up, allowing the rain to sink in, and also bind the soil. This prevents the soil from being washed away. But where there are no trees, the rain falls on hard ground and flows away on the surface, and this causes floods and the rain carries away the rich topsoil in which crops grow. When all the topsoil is gone, nothing remains but worthless desert.
(Source: www.cmr.com.cn/teach/tongkao/tkst/200505_dxyyb_st.doc) 39. Trees are useful to man mainly in three ways, the most important of which is
C. make him draw quick profit from them
D. protect him from droughts and floods 40. It’s a great pity that in many places
A. man is only interested in building empires B. man is not eager to make profits from trees C. man hasn’t realized the importance of trees to him
D. man hasn’t found out that he has lost all trees 41. The word “bind” in paragraph 5 probably means A. to wash away
B. to make wet C. to make stay together
D. to improve 42. Land becomes desert after all trees are cut down because
A. roots of trees break up the soil and wash it away B. there are no larger trees to keep rain and protect the topsoil C. there are too many rainfalls
D. strong winds bring a lot of sand 43. Which title best fits the passage? A. Trees and Man
B. Preventing Droughts and Floods C. How an Empire Fell
D. A Story about Trees. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The past fifty years or so have seen the gradual disappearing of animals from this earth, fishes from the sea, trees and plants from the land. Many factors result in this unpleasant phenomenon. Among them, hunting is the main factor that endangers wildlife. Some people kill wildlife for sport. They take pleasure in collecting heads and hides. Yet others specialize in commercial hunting like killing whales. Apart from this, the rapidly growing human population threatens wildlife on land, too. Towns expand and roads have to be built, so forests are burnt and trees are chopped down. It seems that man needs every inch of land within his reach, so he moves on to the natural habitat of wildlife. Tigers, lions and leopards slowly die off without the food and shelter that the forests provide. In addition, rapid urbanization means industrial expansion. Very often, poisonous chemicals, industrial wastes and oil are dumped into the rivers and seas. Fish and birds are threatened. Man depends greatly on animals for survival. He needs their flesh, hides and furs. Thus, man cannot do without wildlife; or he himself would become extinct. The public should be made aware that it would be better to shoot the
animals with a camera than with a gun. In this way, they can preserve and help wildlife to continue living rather than to remove all signs of it. Man must learn to farm the sea as he does the land. He should regulate the amount and the frequency of his catch. He should allow fish to breed and multiply before netting them. Man also needs to build forest reserves, and to pass laws prohibiting the killing of animals, especially those that are already rare. To retain the present animal kingdom, the least that man can do is to clean the seas and rivers and to prevent pollution. The cycle of nature is such that it forms a vicious circle. The insecticides and pesticides that we spray on crops can kill the birds and animals that feed on them. When man eats these poisoned animals, he himself can die. We must therefore test the chemicals to be used before they are sprayed or it might mean the death of man!
(Source: http://fasterreading.com) 44. The author’s purpose in writing the passage is to
A. explain how important wildlife is to human beings B. call people’s attention to serious problem of pollution C. explain the relationship between wildlife and human beings
D. call people’s attention to the protection of wildlife 45. According to the passage, what has happened to the wildlife in the past fifty
years or so? A. Animals, fishes, trees and plants are becoming smaller in number. B. Most animals, fishes, trees and plants are disappearing from the Earth. C. Animals, fishes, trees and plants can no longer live on the Earth.
D. The number of animals, fishes, trees and plants has suddenly dropped. 46. According to the passage, the biggest threat to wildlife is A. various kinds of hunting
B. the growing number of human beings C. industrial expansion
D. rapid urbanization 47. The phrase “commercial hunting” in paragraph 2 refers to the kind of
hunting for A. sports B. pleasure
C. money D. hobby 48. The phrase “natural habitat of wildlife” in paragraph 3 refers to A. forests B. trees
C. land D. shelter 49. According to the passage, fishes are threatened by
A. urbanization and hunting B. industrial expansion in the urban areas C. growing human population D. poisonous chemicals, industrial wastes and oil
50. The last paragraph is mainly about
A. the importance of wildlife to human beings B. the ways to make people aware of the problem C. how to help wildlife to continue living D. how to solve the problem of pollution
4.0 14. D 24. 34.C 44. D
5.B 15. D 25. D 35. D 45. A
6.A 16. A 26. B 36. A 46. A
7.B 17.C 27. A 37. 47. C
8.A 18. A 28. A 38. B 48. A
9.B 19 A 29 A 39 D 49 D
10.C 20.C 30. A 40.C 50. D