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. hats
D. plays 2. A. question B. creation C. coalition D. adoption
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. careful
C. guidance D. succeed 7. A. accurate B. medium
C. effective D. offering
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. 5. It is important to remember that Janine very differently to you. She
may not agree with the changes you have made. A. think B. thinks
C. is thinking D. will think 6. They won $1,000,000 on the lottery. At last, fortune has smiled them A. to B. at
D. by 7. Not only late for work, but I’d also locked myself out of the car. A. I was B. was I
C. had I been D. I had been 8. He became a police officer, his father before him. A. such as B. as did
C. so as D. so much so 9. My dog is very protective A. over B. to
D. with 10. We decided that both children _to a private school.
A. are sent B. should be sent C. are being sent D. would send 11. I found a great apartment. not a very big one. A. despite B. albeit
C. nevertheless D. and yet 12. Zoe hates off in front of her classmates.
A. be telling B. being told C. be told D. having told
13. He is a successful businessman. for his father, he wouldn’t be where
he is now. A. Thanks B. Except
C. Were not D. But 14. There’s Paul turning up at the party, is there? A. not likely
B. no likelihood of C. no likelihood that
D. not likely is 15. He’s always the first__every morning.
morning. A. arriving B. who arrives C. to arrive D. arrive 16. He didn’t get the job, but he might have some experience. A. if he had have
B. had he had C. did he have
D. if he would have 17. I accidentally called my boss first name today. A. with his B. by his
C. in his
D. his 18. The robbery occurred in daylight. A. broadly B. broad
C. breadth D. broaden 19. Last year, we spent a few days in New York, but we didn’t have time to do all the things we wanted to to. I wish we
ed 10 to. I wish we__ more time. A. had
B. had had C. would have D. would have had
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. Now the grandparents are much busier when they have the children on their hands. A. in their care
B. in trouble C. to obey them
D. to follow them 21. Small children often have difficulty singing in time with the music. A. in good time for
B. later than C. at the same pace with
D. all together to
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. You’re 25 years old now, but you still haven’t cut the apron strings. A. become independent
B. started doing well C. bought a new house
D. relied on others
23. Every spoken language includes discrete sound segments like p, n, or a which
can be defined by a finite set of sound properties or features.
A. connected B. separate C. distinctive D. familiar Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. 24. – “Did you get everything you wanted???
A. No, I didn’t want anything. C. Yeah, more or less.
B. Yes, why didn’t I? D. No, they didn’t do anything.
25. – 6
– “Oh, John Le Carré, Len Deighton – writers like that.” A. Are they your beloved writers? B. Who are your favorite authors? C. Which writers do you like to talk about? D. Which authors do you like to talk to?
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.
Have you ever been in a situation in which you needed to do something, but you just weren’t motivated enough to do it? We often talk about “being motivated,” but have you ever thought about exactly (26)
At any given time, your behavior can be explained by one or more motives – needs or desires that direct behavior (27) a goal. Motives (an arise from an internal source, such as when you keep studying because you find the subject matter interesting. When activities are pursed as ends in 128) simply because they are enjoyable or satisfying, and not because any external reward is attached — the type of motivation we experience is known as (29) motivation. Other motives come from outside sources, when some external incentive influences you to act. For example, when you study because you want to get a good grade or to avoid a bad grade, the grade is serving as an incentive. When we act in order to gain some external reward or to (30) some undesirable consequence, we are pulled by extrinsic motivation.
26. A. which 27. A. through
B. what B. toward
D. why D. over
28. A. it 29. A. intuitive 30. A. avoid
B. itself B. internal B. forget
C. them C. intrinsic C. draw
D. themselves D. instinct D. cain
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
To people in Britain, the budget means an announcement made each year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. the minister in charge of finance, about the government’s plans concerning taxation and public spending (:- money to be spent by the government). Budget Day is in March each year. A pre-budget report each autumn is given to introduce ideas on which the following vear’s budget will be based. On Budget Dav the Chancellor explains in a 100’s speech to the liouse of Commons the financial policy of the Treasuri. plans for government spending and holi the money for this will he raised through taxation. There is then a debate on the budget. ithich lasts for several days, followed by a vote to aceipt or reject ji The contents of the budget speceh ure kept secret unul the last moment, and in leak of information is il serious embarrassment. The speech i; broadcast on national radio and television and is much discussed by financial and political experts. Photographs of the Chancellor on Budget Day usually show him holding up the red leather case in which the speech is contained. The word budget originally meant a small leather bag. Many people fear budget changes, because they usually ineai tax increases rather than reductions, particularly on alcohol, tobacco and petrol. Some of these increases become effective immediately and car drivers may rush to buy petrol just before the budget. Budgets announced close to ge:eral elections usually contain fewer tax increases to avoid making the government unpopular.
(Source: Background to British and American Cultures) 31. What can be the best title for the passage? A. State Budget
B. State Expense C. Public Spending
D. Budget Day 32. The word “which in paragraph 2 refers to A. budget day B. report
D. autumn 33. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned about the
budget speech? A. It is announced to the public on the Budget Day. B. It introduces the financial policy of the Treasure. C. It decides how money will be collected via taxation. D. It is broadcast on national radio and television.
34. The word “leak” in paragraph 2 almost means
A. shortage B. release C. discharge D. emission 35. People fear budget changes because
A. they usually think that the budget changes always mean tax increases B. they want to buy more goods and products with tax reduction C. they try their best to avoid making the government unpopular D. they want to earn their money by selling goods at high prices
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
A DIFERENT KIND OF SPRING BREAK For many American university students, the weeklong spring break holiday means an endless party on a sunny beach in Florida or Mexica). In Panama City Beach, Florida, a city with a permanent population of arund 36,000. more than half a million university students arrive during the month of March to play and party, making it the number one spring break destination in the United States. A weeklong drinking binge is not for everyone, however, and a growing number of American university students have found a way to make spring break matter. For them. joining or leading i group of voluntiers to travel locally or internationally and work to alleviate problems such as poverty, homelessness, or environmental damage makes spring breuk a unique learning experience that university students can feel good about During one spring break ireek, students at James Madison University (IMU) in Virginia participated in 15 “alternative spring break“ trips to nearby States, three others to more distant parts of the United States, and five international trips. One group of JMU students traveled to Bogalusa. Louisiana, to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katr na. Another group traveled to Mississippi to organize creative activities for children living in a homeless shelter. One group of students did go to Florida, but not 10 lie on the sand. They performed exhausting physical la vor such as maintaining hiking trails and destroying invasive plant species that threaten the native Florida ecosystem. Students who participate in alternative spring break projects find them very rewarding. While most university students have to get their degrees before they can start helping people, student volunteers are able to help people now. On the other hand, the accommodations are far from glamorous.
Students often sleep on the floor of a school or spend the week camping in tents. But students only pay around $250 for meals and transportation, which is much less than some of their peers spend to travel to more traditional spring break hotspots. Alternative spring break trips appear to be growing in popularity at universities across the United States. Students cite a number of reasons for participating. Some appreciate the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends. Others want to exercise their beliefs about people’s obligation to serve humanity and make the world a better place. Whatever their reasons, these students have discovered something that gives them rich rewards along with a break from school work.
(Source: Active Skills for Reading: Book 2 by Neil J. Anderson – Thompson. 2007) 36. The passage is mainly about
A. spring break in Florida and Mexico B. drinking problems among university students C. sleeping on the floor or camping in tents
D. alternative spring break trips 37. The word “binge” in the second paragraph probably means
A. doing too much of something B. studying for too long C. refusing to do something
D. having very little alcohol 38. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a problem that alternative spring
break trips try to help solve? A. homelessness
B. environmental damage C. alcoholism
D. poverty 39. Which of the following gives the main idea of the third paragraph?
A. One group of JMU students worked on homes damaged by a hurricane. B. Children living in homeless shelters enjoy creative activities. C. Some students work to help the environment on alternative spring break trips. D. University students do many different types of work on alternative spring
break trips. 40. The passage implies that university students
A. spend more than $250 for traditional spring break trips B. complain about the accommodations on alternative spring break trips C. may take fewer alternative spring break trips in the future D. would prefer to wait until they have their degrees to start helping people
41. The word “them” in paragraph 4 refers to
A. students B. projects C. degrees D. people 42. Which of the following is mentioned as a reason for participating in alternative
spring break trips? A. a personal opinion that people must help other people B. a desire to travel to glamorous places C. a wish to get away from family and friends
D. the hope of earning more money Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. 43. Knowledge about cultures provides insights into the learning behaviour of groups. А
D 44. Rabbits and hares look much like and are often mistaken for each other.
D 45. Some people think that the desire to wear sunglasses are more a need to impress A
B than to protect the eyes.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, 46. As soon as he arrived home, it started to rain.
A. He arrived home sooner than he had expected. B. No sooner had he arrived home than it started to rain. C. Arriving home, he said that it would start to rain
D. It started to rain and then he arrived home. 47. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t persuade her to accept his invitation.
A. Although he tries, he can’t persuade her to accept his invitation. B. It is difficult for him to persuade her to accept his invitation. C. Try as hard as he might, he couldn’t persuade her to accept his invitation.
D. She could only accept his invitation with difficulty. 48. It’s such a pity my mother can’t attend my birthday party.
A. If only my mother attended my birthday party. B. If only my mother had attended my birthday party. C. I am sorry that my mother couldn’t attend my birthday party. D. I wonder why my mother can’t attend my birthday party.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. 49. He wanted to come at 11 p.m. This didn’t suit me at all.
A. It didn’t suit me at all because he wanted to come at 11 p.m. B. That didn’t suit me at all when he wanted to come at 11 p.m C. He wanted to come at 11 p.m., that didn’t suit me at all.
D. He wanted to come at 11 p.m., which didn’t suit me at all. 50. The price of petrol has gone up. The essential commodities have become costlier. A. The price of petrol has gone up, so the essential commodities have
become costlier. B. The price of petrol has gone up in order for the essential commodities to
become costlier. C. The essential commodities becoming costlier, the price of petrol has gone up. D. The price of petrol has gone up once the essential commodities have
4. C 14. B 24. 34. B 44. B
5.B 15.0 25. B 35. A 45. B
6.0 16.B 26.B 36. D 46. B
7.B 27. B 37. A 47.C
8.B 18.B 28.D 38.6 48. A
9.C 19 B 29 C 39 D 49 D
10.B 20. A 30. A 40. A 50. A