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. inches B. increases C. applies D. watches 2. A. conversation B. reservation C. increase D. thirst
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. building B. secret
C. iceberg D. occur 4. A. assistant B. similar
C. assignment D. discover
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. Richard is the one ___about computers if you have a problem. A. to speak to
B. who you speak to C. whom should you speak
D. whom speak to 6. John is retired now, and he’s decided to _ photography.
A. put up B. look up C. take up D. start up 7. It is very important that all employees at their desks before 9 a.m.
A. to be seated B. will be seated C. be seated D. are to be seated 8. I never thought any of my kids would get into trouble, of all Kimberly! A. most B. last
C. worst D. least 9. They have a cottage at the of the mountain. A. feet B. foot
C. footer D. footing 10. This is an list of the grammar rules you will need to know for the exam.
A. exhausted B. exhaustion C. exhausting D. exhaustive 11. She would be very upset if she had to part her favourite book. A. of B. in
C. from D. with 12. We don’t need to buy a new refrigerator. Our old one will do for A. a time being B. the time being C. a being time D. the being time
in a damp place like that, the furniture will be ruined. A. Being stored B. To store
C. Storing D. To be stored 14. She has already made plans, but anything change, she’ll call us. A. would B. will
D. should 15. Prices range from $500, on the model.
A. depending B. depended C. dependent D. dependable 16. Have you two been fighting again? I think you up once and for all. A. would make
B. have made C. must have made
D. should make 17. This area has a lot of restaurants, many of are within walking distance
of the hotel. A. that B. whom
C. which D. they
18. They won’t rest until they the person responsible for damaging their car.
A. will find B. are finding C. have found D. will have found 19. We’ve already got the attention of national to get the resources, the
money, the personnel to actually implement the national plan. A. powers B. rulers
C. authorities D. managers
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. Mayan culture and its artifacts illustrate the many mysteries surrounding the
progression of the human race.
A. monument B. civilization C. construction D. excavation 21. All the conditions seemed optimal: the congenial company, the wonderful
weather, the historic venue. A. hospitable B. difficult C. advanced D. complex
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlinedword(s) in each of the following questions. 22. I need everybody’s help. The wedding is tomorrow and we haven’t even
started with the decorations yet. We have no time to lose. A. remember what time it is
B. have to start right now C. have some extra time
D. must do everything quickly 23. The combination of rain and greasy surfaces made driving conditions
treacherous. A. dangerous B. serious
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges, 24. – “I enjoy listening to pop music.”
-“ A. So did I. B. I don’t.
C. I’m, too. D. Neither do I. 25. – “Is there anything I can do for you?”
_ A. OK, your time, please.
B. Sure, go ahead, please. C. Yes, you’re welcome.
D. Not now. Thanks anyway.
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.
A friend once boasted to me that she had seen the film The Sound of Music no fewer than 17 times. Personally, I cannot imagine any greater (26) of one’s time (once was enough for me), but I have to confess there are films ). too, have watched on multiple occasions without ever growing tired of them Indeed, some films have benefited (27) a second viewing, in exactly the same way that one’s enjoyment of a novel can improve on the second, third or fourth reading. It often feels like a different experience. And a recent study has shown that it actually is different; that reading books, watching films again, or revisiting places (28) you have been happy. results in a ‘new or renewed appreciation of the experience. (29) study says that doing something again enables people not only to relive the past experience, but also to discover new details. “Therefore, the experience is different. (30) it is repeated,” the research concludos. “By doing it again, people get more out of it.”.
(Source: Macmillan Exams, Roy Norris, Ready fo- First, 3rd Edition) 26. A. expense B. expenditure C. waste D. wasting 27. A. in
D. fiom 28. A. that
C. where D. when 29. A. A
C. Some D. Certain 30. A. even though B. even if
C. as if
D. as though
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The relationship between Britain and the US has always been a close one. Like all close relationship it has had difficult times. The US was first a British colony, but between 1775 and 1783 the US fought a war to become independent. The US fought the British again in the War of 1812. In general, however, the two countries have felt closer to each other than to any other country, and their foreign policies have shown this. During World War I and World War II, Britain and the US supported each other. When the US looks for foreign support, Britain is usually the first country to come forward and it is sometimes called ‘the 51″ state of the union’. But the special relationship that developed after 1945 is not e, plained only by shared political interests. An important reason for the friendship is that the people of the two countries are very similar. They share the saine language and enjoy each other’s literature, films and television. Many Americans have British ancestors, or relatives still living in Britain. The US government and political system is based on Britain’s, and there are many Anglo-American
businesses operating on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain some people are worried about the extent of US influence, and there is some jealousy of its current power. The special relationship was strong in the early 1980s when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister in Britain and Ronald Reagan was President of the US.
(Source: Background to British and American Cultures) 31. What is the passage mainly about?
A. The strong friendship between the UK and the US B. The close relationship between Britain and the US C. A special relationship the UK developed during the World Wars
D. A special influence the US had on the UK during the World Wars 33. The phrase “come forward” in paragraph 2 mostly means A. lve willing to help
B. be able to help C. be reluctant to help
D. be eager to help 33. The word “They“ in paragraph 3 refers to
A. countries B. people C. political interests D. British ancestors 34. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a reason for the special
relationship between Britain and the US? A. The people of the two countries are very similar. B. Many American have British ancestors. C. British Prime Minister and the US President are close friends.
D. Many Anglo-American businesses are operating in the two countries. 35. Britain and the US are close to each other NOT because of their A. foreign policies
B. power C political interests
D. language Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Employees in many countries change jobs more often than previous generations of workers. They don’t expect to find a job with a company that will take care of them for the rest of their lives. But what is the cause of this trend Is it a new economy. new ways of doing business, or the employees themselves? A more globalized economy has had an effect on employment. A large number of companies are now international, and one of them may decide that moving its ofiices from Germany to Poland, for example, is in its best interest. That means employees who live and work in Germany may be asked to relocate their families to a new country or be told that their jobs are simply eliminated.
Companies have also responded to economic pressures by restructuring for greater efficiency. This sort of change within a company usually means that unnecessary jobs are cut, or that fewer employees must do more work. In either case, some employees find themselves looking for new jobs. New technology has also had an impact on workplaces. The increasing use of personal computers has meant fewer jobs for office secretaries, as their former bosses do their own word processing and letter writing, and for travel agents, as more travelers make their own reservations online. Automation, including the use of robotic devices, has replaced workers in clothing factories, post offices, and telephone companies, to name just a few. Besides these economic and technological reasons, today’s employees are also responsible for more frequent job changes. Workers in the past were less likely to leave a company because they were dissatisfied with working conditions or because they didn’t get along well with their fellow employees. People today expect to enjoy their work and to get a high degree of personal satisfaction from what they do for a living. Employees may also leave a job because they have learned all they can learn from their current job. Getting a new job means gaining new skills and making new contracts, and these skills and relationships could bring them a step closer to their dream job”, the one that is challenging, emotionally and financially rewarding, and preferably closer to home or their children’s school. Finally, companies start up and close down more quickly than they once did. Employees who suspect that their employer is not doing well may decide to start looking for a new position before the company closes its doors.
(Source: Active Skills for Reading: Book 2 by Neil J. Anderson – Thompson. 2007) 36. The passage is mainly about
A. reasons companies aren’t taking care of employees as they once did B. ways in which international companies have caused a loss of jobs C. reasons employees change jobs more frequently than they did in the past
D. the contrast between employers of the past and employers nowadays 37. How has globalization affected employment?
A. Companies may relocate and cut jobs. B. Employees in Western Europe are at a disadvantage. C. Companies are not interested in keeping employees.
D. Employees may refuse to move to a different country. 38. What is one reason employees might keep their current jobs nowadays?
A. They are worried when the company is not successful. B. They are happy and satisfied with their work.
C. They want a higher salary and more benefits.
D. Their employers provide bad working conditions. 39. The word “they” in paragraph 5 refers to A. workers in the past
B. working conditions C. fellow employees
D. people today 40. According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT_
A. some international companies may decide to move their offices to new places B. sometimes higher efficiency comes from cutting unnecessary jobs C. some travel agents have been affected because of new technologies
D. employees have no right to follow their dream of getting an excellent job 41. The phrase “closes its doors” in the last sentence probably means A. stops a working day
B. stops doing business C. dismisses its workers
D. shuts all its doors 42. It can be understood from the passage that, nowadays,
A. employees leave their jobs more because they can’t have a good relationship
with other co-workers B. employees are actually as happy with their jobs as their fathers and grandfathers
were with theirs C. clothing factories, post offices and telephone companies are the only places
using automation D. employees sometimes falsely think they have learned all they can learn from
their present jobs
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. Abundant rainfall or irrigation is necessary during the early grow period of
B coffee, but dry conditions during ripening produce beans with the best flavor.
C 44. Endemic diseases are diseases that habitual infect only those persons living
В within certain geographical limits.
D 45. The top layer of the ocean stores as much heat as does all the gases in the atmosphere.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 46. Had we left any later, we would have missed the train.
A. We almost missed the train. B. We left too late to catch the train. C. We left very early and so we caught the train.
D. As the train was late we had no trouble catching it. 47. James usually likes to live alone, but this quarter he has a roommate.
A. James usually has a roommate. B. James dislikes to live alone. C. James only has a quarter.
D. James has a roommate now. 48. I am finding it quite hard to get to grips with my new role at school.
A. At my new school I have to play a difficult part, and I am finding it hard. B. I think it is hard to get in touch with other students at my new school. C. It is difficult for me to understand and cope with my new position at school.
D. I am finding it hard to finish my role at my new school succe: sfully. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. I met the workers. Reporters interviewed them last week.
A. I met the workers who interviewed reporters last week. B. I met the workers because reporters interviewed them last weck. C. I met the workers who were interviewed by reporters last week.
D. I met the reporters who interviewed workers last week. 50. No one but the expert was able to realize that the painting was an imitation.
It greatly resembled the original. A. No one, like the expert, was able to realize that the painting was a fake
because it greatly resembled the original. B. The expert was the only person able to realize that the painting was a fake
although it was very like the original. C. No one was able to realize that the expert’s painting was an imitation as it
was identical to the original. D. Anyone including the expert was able to realize that the painting was an
imitation though it greatly resembled the original.
4. B 14. D 24. B 34.C 44. A
5.A 15. A 25. D 35.B 45. C
6.0 16. D 26. 36. 46. A
7.0 17.0 27. D 37. A 47. D
8.D 18.0 28.6 38. B 48.C
9.B 19 C 29 B 39 A 49 C
10.D 20. B 30. A 40. D 50. B