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. harmonious. B. inhabitant C. dictionary D. anonymous Question 2: A. scholarship B. outstanding C. livable
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. enroll
B. enter C. expand D. endow Question 4:A. vehicle
B. greenhouse C. hospitality D. habitat
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5:1 am getting interested in the book when the leading character finds out the truth and starts to revenge. A. more and more
B. much and much C. many and many
D. most and most Question 6: its election success, the government is still deeply distrusted on key health and education issues.
A. Although B. In spite of C. However :: D. Even though Question 7: The piece ends with a truly _ slow movement. A. poet B. poetry C. poetic
D. poem Question 8: helps to maintain the balance of nature that we rely on for our well-being and benefit. A. Biodiversity
B. Greenhouse C. Biodegradation
D. Flora and Fauna Question 9: I can the house being messy, but I hate it if it’s not clean.
A. keep up with B. make up to C. catch up on D. put up with Question 10: I’m totally exhausted. |_ here since 7 o’clock this morning. A. am B. was
C. have been D. have gone
Question 11: Although the construction cost of environmentally friendly houses are high, they are very economical in the long run. A. introductory B. initial
C. elementary D. opening Question 12: NASA has had an autonomous spaceship_ the universe recently.
A. to explore B. exploring C. explored D. explore Question 13: The robbers fled the scene of the crime, with the police in . A. arrest B. catching C. grasp
D. pursuit Question 14: Stop eating and open your book, ___ ?
A. will you . B. won’t you C don’t you : D do you Question 15: – “Here’s my phone number.”
– “Thanks. I’ll give you a call if some help tomorrow.” A. will need B. need . C. would need. D. needed Question 16: Some students in her class want to join the __ _after leaving high school.
A. responsibility B. career . C. occupation . D. workforce Question 17: Much_ _my surprise, she enjoys the lengthy soap opera. A. to B. for . C. of
D. with Question 18: The air in most classrooms in this school contains a lot of harmful gases,
_is very worrying as many young children are studying here. A. when B. where C. which
D. that Question 19: The teacher promised his students that he the school football team into the state’s champion. A. will turn B. turned
C. would turn
D. had turned
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: Some students only cram for tests when there is little time left, so their results are not satisfactory. A. prepare inadequately.
B. prepare for a long time C. prepare well
D. prepare carefully Question 21: If the test takers can’t make sense of what the essay is about, they’ll get poor marks. A. declare B. challenge C. overlook
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: Besides compulsory subjects, students also have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional courses at the university. A. mandatory B. selective C. free
D. limited Question 23: Tom did miserably on the final test, which caused a shock to everyone in the class. A. took B. sat for C. failed
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “Do you feel like going to the movie theater this afternoon?”
A. I don’t agree. I’m afraid.
B. I feel very disappointed.. C. You’re welcome.
D. That would be great. Question 25: Anna: “Your hairstyle is terrific, Mary!”
Mary:”_ A. Yes, everything will be OK.. B. Really? I had it done yesterday. C. Don’t mention it.
D. Thanks, but I’m afraid not.
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.
Several companies have built Als designed to figure out when you are angry or sad or excited. But there are serious questions about their accuracy, and the extent to which they should be used in public life.
These days, a company in the UK claims to have systems (26) detecting human emotions. The promises they make about the potential of this emotion artificial intelligence (AI) are very surprising. Computers, they say, will know if we
while driving, angrily typing an email that we may regret or when our mental health is beginning to slump.
However, there are challenges of reading emotions. Emotions are difficult because they tend to depend on context. (28)__ , when someone is concentrating on something it might appear that they’re simply thinking. Facial (29)_ has come a long way using machine learning, but identifying a person’s emotional state based purely on looking at a person’s face is missing key information. Emotions are expressed not only through a person’s expression but also where they are and
what they’re doing. These (30) machine learning algorithms.
cues are difficult to feed into even modern
(adapted from newscientist.com)
Question 26: A. skillful in
C. effective at Question 27: A. distract
C. are distracted Question 28: A. As a result
C. However Question 29: A. recognition
C. confession Question 30: A. context
B. capable of .. D. gifted with B. are distracting D. distracted B. Therefore D. For instance B. approval D. realization B. contextualizing D. contextualized
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.
We all love animals and want to get close to them and learn more about them. But the reality that many tourists don’t see is that to stay in business, animal encounters, such as elephant rides and photo ops with tigers, rely on putting wild creatures to work.
For visitors to environments ranging from zoos to national parks, it can be especially difficult to determine how to observe animals humanely. To assess how facilities treat captive animals, they can definitely consider the following tips:
– Look for facilities where animals appear to be well-fed and have access to clean water at all times. .
– Observe whether animals have an appropriate environment, including shelter, a comfortable resting area, and a secluded place away from crowds.
– Avoid facilities where animals are visibly injured or are forced to participate in activities that could injure them or cause them pain or where enclosures aren’t clean. Being chained, performing, and interacting with tourists-giving rides, posing with them, being washed by them – are not normal for a wild animal, even one born in captivity.
– Be aware that large crowds and unnatural noises cause distress, especially for animals that have experienced fear-based training, separation from mothers at birth, or other traumas.
Seek experiences that offer observation of animals engaging in natural behaviors in natural environments.
The global wildlife tourism industry is entrepreneurial. Individual actions can make a collective difference, signaling to the market that consumers support ethical
wildlife encounters. When travelers decide they want humane treatment of animals, the wildlife tourism market will change for the better.
(adapted from nationalgeographic.com)
Question 31: According to the passage, wildlife tourism may present the threat of
A. insecurity as tourists get too close to animals B. people knowing too much about animals C. overcrowded zoos and national parks
D. inhumane treatments to animals Question 32: According to the passage, the adequate physical living conditions for wild animals should be A. food and clean water
B. noise free C. convenient shelters
H. D. all of the above Question 33: The word “they” in paragraph 2 refers to A. environments B. tourists
D. animals Question 34: The word “secluded” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to A. private B. noisy
C. accessible D. busy Question 35: The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. complain about the cruel treatment wild animals are receiving B. introduce places where tourists can see wild animals C. share tips of how to do wildlife tourism right D. insist that tourists shouldn’t make wildlife tours.
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.
Light pollution is a big problem, not just because of the needless energy and money that it represents. Light is everywhere, an often-uninvited byproduct of our contemporary lives, shining from the devices we use and through the environments we inhabit.
Darkness, meanwhile, appears unwanted. How did we get to the point where if an urban landscape is not dazzling with light it must be troubling, even threatening?
Since the Enlightenment, Western culture has been closely bound with ideas of illumination and darkness as representative of good and evil. Shining a light on
all things meant the pursuit of truth, purity, knowledge and wisdom. Darkness, by contrast, was associated with ignorance and barbarism. In the context of many city centres today, darkness is unwanted because it is connected to criminal and immoral behavior.
Yet recent research by engineering firm Arup has shown that some of these concerns might be misplaced. Further research has shown that cities need a better understanding of light to help tackle inequality. It can be used to promote civic life and help create urban spaces that are vibrant, accessible and comfortable for the diverse people who share them.
Meanwhile values of light, clarity, cleanliness and coherence in urban landscape have been transferred across the global experience of culture more widely, resulting in a worldwide disappearance of the night sky.
The cost of light is not a small issue. In the US alone, it adds up to $3.3 billion and an unnecessary release of 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. However, of greater concern are the devastating impacts light pollution is having on human health, other species and the planet’s ecosystems.
The natural rhythms of humans are disrupted by exposure to artificial light at night, making those working long hours or in shift work expose to diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity. Britain’s night workers now account for one in nine employees, so this is a significant issue.
Millions of migrating birds become disorientated by electric lights, causing them to crash into buildings, while migrating sea turtles and beetles that use moonlight become disorientated.
Dark skies have value. They are profoundly wonderful yet highly threatened natural asset. Urban development around the world remains uneven and it would be easy to repeat and increase the problems we have already caused with light pollution. It is time for us to embrace the darkness.
(adapted from theconversation.com)
Question 36: Darkness associates with the following except A. blindness B. foolishness C. cruelty
D. intelligence Question 37: Which of the following is NOT true to the current common perception about light, according to the passage?
A. We create light and receive light. B. Light is an international standard. C. Misuse of light enhances inequality. D. Light is becoming troubling.
Question 38: The word “it” in paragraph 4 refers to A. research B. light
C. understanding D. inequality Question 39: Light pollution is an alarming health issue in Britain primarily because
A. many British employees work night shifts B. cancer, diabetes and obesity are popular in the country C. carbon dioxide causes air pollution D. artificial light is the most widely-used in the UK
Question 40: The word “devastating” in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to A. impressive B. minimal
D. beneficial Question 41: Why is light harmful to animals?
A. It changes the habits of animals. B. It causes some diseases to animals. C. It makes animals confused. D. It stops animals from finding their homes.
Question 42: The main purpose of the writer is to suggest that
A. cities need to embrace the darkness of the night sky B. at night the artificial lights blazed for no one C. the UK becomes so accustomed to artificial light D. light has a long history of development
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 43: The term “middle class” describes people between the upper and the
А low social classes.
Question 44: Americans annually import more than $3 billion worthy of Italian
clothing, jewelry and shoes.
Question 45: The world’s most anticipating concert is the Suntory in Osaka, which
B usually features 10,000 amateur and professional singers.
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: Unlike her friends, Jane prefers an independent life.
A. Jane doesn’t like her friends because she prefers an independent life. B. Her friends live in an independent life and Jane doesn’t like it. C. Jane doesn’t like her friends to live in a dependent life.
D. Jane prefers an independent life but her friends do not. Question 47: John certainly can’t be held responsible for the accident.
A. In no way can John be held responsible for the accident. B. Certainly can’t John be held responsible for the accident. . C. For any reason can John not be held responsible for the accident.
D. On no account can John not be held responsible for the accident. Question 48: No one but the seven-year-old boy saw the accident.
A. Only the seven-year-old boy saw the accident. B. No one at all saw the seven-year-old boy’s accident, C. The seven-year-old boy saw no one in the accident. D. No one in the accident saw the seven-year-old boy.
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: Marie prepared her homework carefully. She could answer all the questions and got good marks.
A. Although she prepared her homework carefully, Marie could not answer all the questions and got good marks. B. Having prepared her homework carefully, Marie could answer all the questions and got good marks. C. If she had prepared her homework carefully, Marie could have answered all the questions and got good marks. D. It was because of her careful preparation for the homework, Marie couldn’t
answer all the questions and got good marks. Question 50: We have been trying to learn English for years. We haven’t succeeded yet.
A. Although we have been trying to learn English for years, we haven’t succeeded yet. B. After we’ve been trying to learn English for years, we have succeeded. C. We haven’t succeeded yet since we have been trying to learn English for years. D. We have been trying to learn English for years, so we haven’t succeeded yet.
4.0 14.B 24.C 34.C 44.C 4. B 14. A 24.A 34. 44. C 4.D 14. B 24.D 34.C 44. C 4.A 14.A 24.D 34.A 44. C 4.D 14. D 24. D 34. B 44. D 4.D 14. D 24. 34. B 44. A 4.B 14.C 24. B 34. D 44. A 4.0 14. D 24.A 34.D 44. D