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. books
D. has 2. A. early
D. clear 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. hero
C. student D. prefer 7. A. networking B. habitat
C. combustion D. med um Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. One way to make improvement to your quality of life is to turn off the
TV more often. A. a B. an
C. the D. Ø 6. The traffic was terrible. Cars their horns all day and night A. honked B. were honking C. to be honked D. had lonked
I didn’t speak the language well. I managed to make myself understood.
A. Although B. Despite C. In order to D. Because of 8. We can’t take a cab as I don’t have much money on me and neither A. doesn’t my brother
B. my brother doesn’t C. does my brother
D. do my brother 9. It’s time he_ _about looking for a job.
A. is thinking B. thought C. think D. has thought 10. I wish I the email earlier; it’s too late now. A. had sent B. sent
D. to send 11. I can’t log in to my email account because I’m having trouble
A. to remember B. to remembering C. remember D. remembering 12. I’d like to give you ____ – you are what you eat and never shop on an
empty stomach. A. two advice
B. two advices C. two pieces of advice
D. two pieces of advices
13. Not only polar bears seals live in the North Pole. A. but and B. and
C. but also D. also 14. Supposing you the competition, what would you do? A. win
B. would win C. had won D. won 15. You’ll let us know who’s been chosen as the new manager, you? A. will B. don’t
C. aren’t D. won’t 16. You’d better not stay outside too long you get cold.
A. unless B. provided C. supposing D. in case 17. The handle wouldn’t have fallen off if you the door so hard. A. wouldn’t slam
B. haven’t slammed Chadn’t slammed
D wouldn’t have siaouined 18. The police _looking for the two burglars.
D. they are 19. Some alpine regions do not get much because thy are situated
between mountains. A. recipitation B. rainfall
C. droplets D. humidity
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in ineaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. 20. I think hockey is a hazardous sport. You are constantly getting hit into the
boards which can lead to broken bones, concussions and more.
A. marvelous B. luxurious C. dangerous D. courageous 21. After a two-hour meeting, the company has notified me to go ahead with the project.
A. improve B. proceed C. conclude D. reise 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. I feel better when you are following the way because you can get lost easily.
A. finding B. showing C. clearing D. leading 23. You should apologize to Mrs. Lawrence for your rude behaviour the other night.
A. courteous B. charming C. impolite D. brave Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. Customer”: “Can I try this jumper on?” – Salesgirl:
A. Sure, the changing rooms are over there. B. Sorry, only cash is accepted here. C. Yes, it costs one hundred and fifty dollars. D. No, the shop is closed in half an hour.
25. — A:
– B: “Thank you. Could I have a cup of coffee?” A. Do you want something to eat right now? B. Are you tired after a long journey? C. Will you buy tea or coffee on the way home?
D. Would you like something to drink? 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.
Parents usually decide on given names for their children before they are born. In some families the oldest boy is given the same name as his father. In the US the word juior or senior, or a number, is added after the name and surname to make (26) clear which person is being referred to. For example, the son of William Jones Si (Senior) (27) be called Ililliam Jone Jr (Junior), and his son would be called William Jones III (William Jones the third”). Many popular names come from the Bible, e.g. Jucob, Joshui, Matheu: Mum: Rebecca and Sarah. (28)
this does not imply that the people who choose them are (29) Other people give their children the name of somebody they admire, such as a famous sports personality, or a film or pop star. In Britain the name “l’illiam and Harry became common again after the sons of Prince Charles were given these names. In the US Chelsea was not a common name for a girl (30). President Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea came to public attention.
(Source: Background to British and Amer can Cultures) 26. A. it
D. them 27. A. will
D. can 28. A. in spite B. however C. though D. despite 29. A. spiritual B. religious C. magic D. holy 30. A. when
B. because C. since D. until Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions,
The modern age is an age of electricity. People are so used to electric lights. radio, televisions, and telephones that it is hard to imagine what life would be like without them. When there is a power failure, people grope about in
flickering candlelight. Cars hesitate in the streets because there are no traffic lights to guide them, and food spoils in silent refrigerators. Yet, people began to understand how electricity works only a ittle more than two centuries ago. Nature has apparently been experimenting in this field for millions of years. Scientists are discovering more and more that the living world may hold many interesting secrets of electricity that could benefit humanity. All living cells sent out tiny pulses of electricity. As the heart beats, it sends out pulses of recorded electricity; they form an electrocardiogram, which a doctor can study to determine how well the heart is working. The brain, too, sends out brain waves of electricity, which can be recorded in an electroencephalogram. The electric currents generated by most living cells are extremely small – often so small that sensitive instruments are needed to record then. But in some animals, certain muscle cells have become so specialized as electrical generators that they do not work as muscle cells at all. When large numbers of these cells are linked together, the effects can be astonishing. The electric eel is an amazing storage battery. It can send a jol: of as much as eight hundred volts of electricity through the water in which it lives. (An electric house current is only one hundred twenty volts.) As many as four fifths of all the cells in the electric eel’s body are specialized for generating electricity, and the strength of the shock it can deliver corresponds roughly to the length of its body.
31. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Electric eels are potentially dangerous B. Biology and electricity appear to be closely related C. People would be at a loss without electricity
D. Scientists still have much to discover about electricity 32. The author mentions all of the following as results of a blackout EXCEPT
that A. refrigerated food items may go bad B. traffic lights do not work C. people must rely on candlelight
D. elevators and escalators do not function 33. Why does the author mention electric eels?
A. To warn the reader to stay away from them B. To compare their voltage to that used in houses
C. To give an example of a living electrical generator
D. To describe a new source of electrical power 34. According to the passage. how many volts of electricity can an electr c eel emit. A. 1,000 B. 800 C. 200
D. 120 35. It can be inferred from the passage that the longer an eel is the
A. more beneficial it will be to science B. more powerful its electrical charge will be C. easier it will be to find
D. tougher it will be to eat Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Have you ever heard the sound of a hummingbird? They make a buzzing noise when they fly. They make this noise because they beat their wings so fast. They beat their wings up to 80 times a second. All that flapping makes a lot of noise. That’s why we call them hummingbirds. Hummingbirds fly in a unique way. They move their wings so fast :hat they can hover. This means that they can stay in one spot in the middle of the air, like a helicopter. Sometimes they fly or hover upside down. They are the only bird that flies backward. Hummingbirds are small. One type called the bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. Bee hummingbirds weigh less than a penny. They are just a little bit bigger than bees. I guess that’s where they get their name. Bee hummingbirds build tiny nests. They use cobwebs and bits of lark to make their homes. Their homes are only an inch around. This is big enough for their eggs though. Their eggs are smaller than peas. People have found these tiny nests on a clothespin. Hummingbirds move fast. It takes lots of energy to move as fast as they do. This means that they need to eat a lot of food. Their favorite food is nectar, a sweet liquid inside of some flowers. They drink more than their ou n weight in nectar daily. They have to visit hundreds of flowers to get enough nectar to live They can only store enough energy to survive through the night. They live on the edge. Hummingbirds don’t use their long beaks like straw’s. They have à tongue just like you. They use their tongues for eating. They flick their tongues in and out of their mouths while inside of flou ers. They lap up nectar. Flowers give them the energy that they need. Hummingbirds help flowers too. They get pollen on their heads and bills when they feed. Flowers use pollen to make seeds. Hummingbirds help pollen get from one flower to the next. This helps flowers make more seeds. More seeds means more flowers. More flowers means more food for huamingbirds. Isn’t it nice how that works out?
36. Why are they called hummingbirds? A. They are very light.
B. They sing when they fly. C. Their wings make a humming sound. D. Their song sounds like humming. 37. How do hummingbirds eat?
A. They drink nectar through their beaks like a straw. B. They chew up flower petals with their beaks. C. They use their heads and bills to eat pollen.
D. They lap up nectar with their tongues. 38. Which best describes the main idea of the fifth paragraph?
A. Hummingbirds move fast. B. Hummingbirds like to eat nectar. C. Hummingbirds use lots of energy and eat often.
D. Hummingbirds drink their own weight in nectar every day. 39. Which best defines the word “hover” as used in paragraph 2? A. stay in one spot in the air
B. clean an area thoroughly C. fly slowly and steadily
D. move the wings verv fast 40. Why do flowers need pollen? A. Flowers eat pollen.
B. Pollen attracts hummingbirds. C. Hummingbirds eat pollen.
D. Flowers use pollen to make seeds. 41. Which statement about bee hummingbirds is NOT true?
A. Bee hummingbirds’ eggs are smaller than peas. B. Bee hummingbirds weigh less than a penny, C. Bee hummingbirds have built nests on clothespins.
D. Bee hummingbirds do not grow larger than bees. 42. What is unique about the way that hummingbirds fly?
A. They can fly faster than any other bird. B. They can fly forward and backward. C. They can fly longer than any other bird.
D. They can only fly for a few seconds at a time. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. The shopkeeper warned the boys don’t lean their bicycles against his windows. A в C
D 44. Despite John had a lot of things to do, he went fishing with his friends. A
D 45. Please remember when you are on duty, your uniform must have been worn
A at all times.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions,
46. But for the dog we would have got completely lost.
A. We got lost but we got the dog with us. B. We didn’t lose our way as we brought the dog. C. If we had brought the dog, we wouldn’t have got lost.
D. It was easy to lose our way even if we had the dog with us. 47. A big cupboard would take up a lot of space in this room.
A. We have a lot of space in this room for a big cupboard. B. The space in this room isn’t too small for a big cupboard. C. This room never has too much space for a big cupboard.
D. There isn’t enough space in this room for a big cupboard. 48. “My father doesn’t work in the factory any more,” Bella told us.
A. Bella said that her father no longer worked in the factory. B. Bella wished that her father didn’t work in the factory any more. C. Bella hoped that her father was used to working in the factory.
D. Bella denied that her father used to work in the factory. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. The other passengers will get on the bus soon. Then we’ll leave.
A. We’ll leave before the other passengers get on the bus. B. Unless we leave, the other passengers will get on the bus. C. As soon as the other passengers get on the bus, we will leave. D. The other passengers will get on the bus after the moment we leave.
50. The dogs watch the chicken coop. The dogs protect the chickens from wolves.
A. Protecting the chickens from wolves, the dogs watch the chicken coop from them. B. They protect the chickens from wolves as the dogs watch the chicken coop. C. Watching the chicken coop because the dogs protect chickens from wolves. D. The dogs watch the chicken coop to protect the chickens from wolves.
1. A 2. A 3. D 11. D 12.0 13.C 21. B 22.
4. C 14. D 24, A 34. B 44. A
5. B 15. D 25. D 35. B 45.
6. B 16. D 26. A 36.C 46. B
7. A 17.0 27.B 37. D 47. D
8.0 18.0 28.C 38, 48. A
9. B 19. B 29. B 39. A 49.C
10.A 20.C 30. D 40. D 50. D