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. Question 1: A. Saturday B. overseas C. management D. pharmacy Question 2:A. further
B. venue C. verbal
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, Question 3: A. clothe
B. cloth C. death
D. month Question 4: A. private
B. client C. prior
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: I would have gone to his birthday party last night if I free time, but I had to stay at home to finish my assignment. A. had B. should have had C. had had
D. have Question 6: “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage” is written by an international bestselling author, so I think it’s worth A. read B. to read
C. to be read :: D. reading Question 7: The student regretted being rude to the teacher. He _ more politely. A. must behave
B. could have behaved C. should have behaved
D. should behave Question 8: The beliefs _ Buddhists hold are based on teachings of Gautama Buddha. A. who B. that C. what
D. whose Question 9: Dr. Stephen has many books, of which were written about Medieval Period. A. some B. neither C. both
D. any Question 10: the exception of the shoes, your outfit looks good on you. A. With B. TO C. For
Question 12: I’d like to go over the holiday arrangement once more before we tomorrow. A. will leave B. will be leaving C. left
Question 13: It never ___ to me that their marriage was disastrous.. A. concerned B. occurred
D. struck Question 14: If any problems arise, please don’t ____ to contact me.
A. hesitation B. hesitate to C. hesitating D . hesitancy
Question 15: Please don’t say a word, you’ll just A. hit the nail on the head
B. add fuel to the fire C. keep your chin up
D. kill two birds with one stone Question 16: To mark its tenth-year anniversary, the company organised a ___ of events and exhibitions. A. herd B. group
C. series *** D. flock Question 17: The salesperson was sorry for not having what I wanted in
, then he promised to order it for me. A. stock B. sales C. reserve
Question 18: To lose weight, first _ your sugar intake
A. cut down of B. cut down on C. cut down to
D. cut down in
defined charter and efficient promotion, the project turned out to
Question 19: be a failure.
A. Because of
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. Question 20: She declared in court that she saw a deceased man on the floor right after she opened the door. A. energetic B. extinct . C. dead
D. active Question 21: They decided to go on a trip together to consolidate their relationship, but it didn’t help at all. A. strengthen B. disconnect C. destroy
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. Question 22: As a photographer, I’m inclined to look outward because home isn’t usually where I find inspiration. A. ready B. willing
C. hesistant D. delighted Question 23: Everyone was amused by Tom’s characteristic performance. A. common B. unpopular
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “I’m sorry, Mrs. Irene is out at the moment. Would you like to leave her a message?”
A. Not at all.
C. Hang on a minute. Question 25: – “Is this seat vacant?”
B. Yes, please. D. I’ll call back later.
A. Sorry, I’m busy. C. Well, that’s a pity!
B. You may take it. D va D. You’re welcome.
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 from 26 to 30.
In the book The Population Bomb, which crystallized fears about the planet’s burgeoning population, Paul Ehrlich predicted widespread famine, social upheaval and a deterioration in environmental conditions.
The author was wrong. The green revolution that vastly increased agricultural production starting in the 1960s meant his (26) didn’t come to pass. From the 1960s through the 1900s, yields of rice and wheat in Asia doubled. Even as the continent’s population increased by 60 per cent, grain prices fell, the average Asian consumed nearly a third more calories, and the (27)__was cut in half.
To keep doing that between now and 2050, we’ll need another green revolution. There are two competing visions of how it will happen. One is high-tech, with a heavy emphasis (28) continuing work of breeding better crops modern genetic techniques. Scientists can now identify and manipulate a huge variety of plant genes, for traits like disease (29)_ and drought tolerance. That (30)_ farming more productive and resilient.
(adapted from newscientist.com)
Question 26: A. predictions B. implication Question 27: A. development plan
C. reduction target i Question 28: A. in
B. on Question 29: A. resistant B. resistance Question 30: A. is going to make
C. was made
C. submission B. money problem D. poverty rate C. at
. C. resist B. has made D. is making
D. for D. resistive
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 31 to 35.
National Geographic photographer Kirsten Luce won the prize for single photojournalism image, for her photograph of a captive polar bear performing in a Russian traveling circus. Of the 17 categories, Luce and Heikkinen were the only female winners. Luce captured the polar bear image while documenting captive wildlife
nent in Russia as part of a global investigation on wildlife tourism. “We scrambled to change our reporting plans to squeeze in a 36-hour trip to Kazan to witness the only known performing polar bears in existence.” On November 3, 2018, she watched four muzzled polar bears perform a circus-on-ice act as their trainers controlled them with metal rods. They caught basketballs, pretended to play musical instruments, and ballroom danced. In between tricks, they would roll around on the ice, scratching and licking it up, taking advantage of a few minutes of contact.
While getting this shot didn’t involve painstakingly setting up camera traps or months of waiting, it had its own obstacles.
“My challenges for this shot were probably very different from other wildlife photographers because I was seated in a theatre,” Luce says. “We had paid for tickets like every other audience member, any mobility was limited. I had to do the best I could while shooting with a long lens, through blue safety netting, in a stationary spot,”
“I knew that this picture would shock and surprise our readers because polar bears are so often used as an iconic symbol of conservation,” Luce says. Two other images from Luce’s reporting were also named finalists in the same category – elephants posing with tourists on a Thai beach, and beluga whales performing in a pop-up traveling circus in Russia.
(adapted from nationalgeographic.com)
Question 31: Which of the following is NOT true about Kristen Luce? A. She was the only woman who won the best wildlife photo. B. She had another two images which also went to the finalists. C. She works as a photographer for National Geographic. D. She changed her plan to travel to Kazan for the polar bear show. Question 32: The word “they” in paragraph 2 refers to _ A. the bears
B. the trainers C. metal rods
D. Luce and Heikkinen Question 33: Getting the shot of the captive polar bears made her run up against
A. long time of waiting
B. difficulties in setting up cameras C. money paid for tickets
D. low ability to move around Question 34: The word “obstacles” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to A. advantages B. benefits
D. champions Question 35: According to the passage, Lucy’s purpose of taking the shot was to
A. advertise the traveling polar bear circus B. overcome the hardship of wildlife photography C. raise awareness about wildlife exploitation D. insist that polar bears are a symbol of conservation
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42.
It is now over 50 years since the first publication of E.P. Torrance’s Tests of Creative Thinking, which continue to be used worldwide as standard assessments of creativity.
The tests typically consist of “divergent thinking” tasks – the ability to generate a wide variety of solutions that are then scored on fluency, flexibility, originality, and how fully explained they are.
For example: – Ways to improve: What could you do to make a toy truck more fun to play with?
– Imagine consequences: How would the world be different if everyone had an eye in the back of their head?
– Alternative uses: How many unusual uses for a brick can you think of?
– Make drawings from a shape: Tell a complete story with the picture. Give the picture a title.
Some question if the tests fully assess creativity because they say creativity is about originality and usefulness. Creativity not only requires divergent thinking but also “convergent thinking,” where you find one single solution that you feel is the best for the problem you are trying to solve.
Torrance followed the lives of children who first took his tests to see if they predicted creative achievements as adults. Analyses of these studies suggest they do. In fact, his tests are better at judging future creative success than intelligence tests. This is why they are frequently used to identify top managers in business and children for special educational programs. It is also why there was concern in the United States when the magazine Newsweek reported that children’s scores on the tests were falling.
Some have argued that this drop is because of children’s lifestyles: too many video games, too much TV, and too little freedom to make choices. Others have suggested that education in the United States has become too focused on exam results, so teachers use fewer creative activities and favor more traditional learning. This is in contrast to countries with a history of more traditional activities, like China and its emphasis on memorization and drills. These countries are doing the opposite, and encouraging creativity through techniques such as problem-based learning.
Problem-based learning involves setting a genuine problem, such as reducing noise in a school library or deciding on a week of meals for an athlete. In reaching a conclusion, students have to do research across several subjects and be creative in the fullest sense. No doubt Torrance would have approved if he was still alive.
(adapted from Dellar& Walkley, 2018)
Question 36: What do the Torrance’s tests involve? A. Doing tasks
B. Creating drawing C. Imagining consequences
D. All of the above Question 37: The author thinks the tests are good because
A. they predict success and are important for business and education. B. they teach children to tell stories from pictures. C. they build up a system of assessments for schools.
D. they are used worldwide as a standard test of creativity… Question 38: Which of the following is the situation in the U.S. according to the passage? A. Children are less creative. B. Children are more creative. C. The number of children taking the test increases. D. The number of children taking the test decreases.
Question 39: The word “they” in paragraph 5 refers to
A. studies B. Torrance’s tests C. intelligence tests D. analyses Question 40: Why do American teachers approve more traditional ways of teaching and learning?
A. Because the children watch too much TV and play too many video games, B. Because education system in the United States is too test-oriented. C. Because the children rely less on themselves to make choices.
D. Because they want to learn from Chinese traditional activities. Question 41: The word “genuine” in paragraph 7 is closest in meaning to A. actual. B. fake
D. urgent Question 42: Which of the following is NOT an example of problem-based learning?
A. Find ways to survive when being left on an abandoned island B. Discuss about how to deal with bullying in school C. Memorize events in World War I and World War II D. Persuade your partners to lend you some money
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: Although her comment seemed insulting, if you put it on context, it was
Question 44: Hormones are molecules that help regulating your body’s processes. A
B C Question 45: The disabled was believed to be not able to physically take care of
А. themselves, but it was totally wrong.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 46: Lucas said that he never had coffee after dinner.
A. “I hardly have coffee after dinner,” said Lucas. B. “Before dinner, I have some coffee,” said Lucas. C. “I never have dinner before coffee,” said Lucas.
D. “I have dinner, then I have coffee,” said Lucas.
Question 47: If you have no idea what you’re doing, don’t ever dismantle the machine.
A. Dismantle the machine when you have ideas. B. Don’t dismantle the machine unless you have no idea. C. Only dismantle the machine if you know what you’re doing. D. Don’t ever dismantle the machine when you know what you’re doing.
Question 48: Easy as it may seem, this Math problem takes a lot of time to solve.
A. Because the Math problem is not easy, it takes a lot of time to solve. B. Unless the Math problem is easy, it may take a lot of time to solve. C. Although the Math problem takes a lot of time to solve, it is easy. D. Even though the Math problem seems easy, it takes a lot of time to solve.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. Question 49: Lewis bought many objects in Japan. One of them was this beautiful painting. . A. Lewis bought many objects in Japan, so he bought this beautiful painting.
B. Lewis bought many objects in Japan, one of which was this beautiful painting. C. Lewis bought many objects in Japan, which was this beautiful painting. D. Lewis bought many objects in Japan, but his favorite was this beautiful painting.
Question 50: The east of the country is argicultural. The west is industrialised.
A. Because the east of the country is argicultural, the west is industrialised. B. Although the east of the country is argicultural, the west is industrialised. C. The east of the country is argicultural, and the west is industrialised. D. The east of the country is argicultural, so the west is industrialised.
3. A 13. C 23.D 33. B 43. B 3. A 13. C 23.C 33. B 43. B 3. A 13. B 23. B 33. D 43. C 3.B 13.D 23. D 33. B 43. D 3. C 13. C 23. C 33. 43. A 3.B 13.C 23. D 33. D 43. D 3.C 13. D 23. B 33. D 43.C 3.0 13.A 23. C 33. 43. A