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. submit B. install
C. happen D. attend Question 2: A. adventurous B. entertainment C. certificate D. inhabitant
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. disrupt
B. compulsory B. clapped
C. supply C. laughed
Question 4: A. watched
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5:1
positive reviews about that film in the papers so I am going to see it. A. have read B. read C. will read
D. was reading Question 6: Applicants often _ complete an application form before they have a job interview. ! A. must
B. may C. should to . D. have to Question 7: Vitamin C
by the human body. It gets into the blood stream quickly. A. absorbs easily
B. is easily absorbing C. is easily absorbed
D. absorbed easily Question 8: That book is by a famous anthropologist. It’s about the people in Samoa
_for two years. A. that she lived
B. that she lived among them C. among whom she lived D. where she lived among them Question 9: Hundreds of species of Hawaiian flowers have become extinct or rare
_land development and the grazing of wild goats. A. now that B. due to C. because
Question 10: Peter gave such a good speech that I couldn’t resist – loudly when he finished. A. applauding
…. B. being applauded C. to applaud
D. to be applauded Question 11: I get along with my brother but I wish he his clothes lying around the house. A. doesn’t leave
B. couldn’t leave C. wouldn’t leave
D. hadn’t left Question 12: The boys helped Tim up from the ground, but the pain in his arm was so great that he didn’t feel_ on his feet. A. soft . B. steady
C. unpainful . D. sustainable Question 13: It is high_ in attending that university because there are a lot of applicants.
A. benefit B. opportunity C. competition D. advantage Question 14: In the middle of the show, a clown appeared to a special trick for the crowd. A. display B. act
C. produced D. perform Question 15: I awoke much later but kept my eyes closed, I still felt a bit_ _and wasn’t ready to start work just yet. A. sleepy B. asleep
C. sleepless . D. sleeping Question 16: She was as good as during the party and her parents were very pleased with her good behavior. A. gold B. snow C. silver
D. cloud Question 17: The train service is very good. The trains are nearly always _
time. A. for B. at C. on
D. in Question 18: She read through the notes on the first page as she returned, unable to
_ Wynn’s medical jargon and short hand. A. catch up B. bright over C. look for
D. make out Question 19: No sooner had I taken a sachet of this medicine A. than I felt much better
B. did I feel much better C. when I felt much better
D. was I to feel much better
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: Peter and Dave were having a dialogue with each other when an argument broke out between them. A. debate
B. gossip . L. C. meeting D. conversation Question 21: Before the tractor was invented, work animals such as horses and oxen were essential in farming.
A. available B. indispensable C. mandatory D. disposable
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: The boy’s mother warned him that he must be back inside before the streetlights came on at dawn. A. dusk B. sunrise
C. twilight . D. midnight Question 23: He was held incommunicado in prison for ten days before being detained without charge. A. captured – B. arrested :: C. released
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “How about baking some cookies today?”
A. Great! Let’s meet at the checkout. B. OK, which day shall we start? C. Oh, and we also need eggs and chocolate chips.
D. Yeah, that’s a great idea! Question 25: – “I need to mail this package to New York, please.”
A. OK, let’s see how much it weighs first.. . B. $11.35. Where is the money order form? C. Oh, your total comes to $20.35. D. If you send it express, it will get there tomorrow.
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.
Part of what makes summers so hot is also what causes thunderstorms. As heat from the sun beats down on Earth, the heat evaporates some of the water in lakes
and oceans. The evaporated water stays in the air. This evaporated water makes the air feel (26) __ and humid. Humid air is what makes you feel hot and sticky during the summer.
Warm humid air usually does not stay in one place. The wind can move it higher in the sky (27)
it will cool off. When warm humid
it will cool off. When warm humid air cools, it forms clouds. As more water is moved from lakes and oceans to the air, the clouds get bigger and bigger.
In summer, the air near the ground is hotter than it is during other seasons of the year. When this hot air (28). with cool air from another area, there will be changes in the weather. Greater differences between the (29) and cold air will cause greater changes in the weather. Imagine putting an ice cube in a warm drink. As soon as the ice hits the warm drink, it will crack and pop. But, if you put the ice cube in a cool drink, it will not crack or pop as much. When warmer and cooler clouds get (30) _ to one another, there may be some popping and cracking as the weather changes. There may be more clouds or storms. A thunderstorm may be on its way.
(Elfrieda H. Hiebert 2010)
Question 26: A. soft
Question 27: A. that Question 28: A. mixes Question 29: A. climates
B. nervous B. which B. changes B. temperatures
C. heavy C. who C. stays C. atmospheres
D. creates D. latitudes
Question 30: A. close
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.
There are many kinds of literature. Different kinds of literature are called genres. One exciting genre of fiction is called magical realism. Like all fiction, it does not tell stories that happened in real life. Instead, this genre mixes realistic stories with fantasy.
One of the first authors to bring this genre to a huge audience was Gabriel García Márquez. He was an author from Colombia, His fiction was mostly based on people and places in Latin America. He also wrote in Spanish. But his writing has been translated into many languages and read around the world!
García Márquez took ideas from the things around him for his stories. For example, his grandfather was once a colonel in the army. The main character in one
of García Márquez’s most famous books was also a colonel in the army. The setting of that same book is a small town called Macondo. This fictional town is similar to where García Márquez grew up.
García Márquez also was inspired by the history of Latin America. He lived through a very violent time in Colombia’s history. It was called La Violencia. Many people died during this time. Many of García Márquez’s stories are set during this time.
García Márquez added layers of magic and fantasy to the realistic parts of his stories. In one book, tiny yellow flowers rain down from the sky. People catch a plague of insomnia. And a rainstorm lasts for five years!
In 1982, García Márquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This important prize honored him for his stories that combined the real with the fantastic. Today, people still think of him as an amazing author of magical realism.
Question 31: What was the genre of the stories that Gabriel García Márquez wrote? A. biography
B. historical fiction C. science fiction
D. magical realism Question 32: How does this text describe García Márquez’s writing?
A. It describes his writing as mostly realistic. B. It describes his writing as combining the real with the fantastic. C. It describes his writing as difficult to read.
D. It describes his writing as completely magical. Question 33: García Márquez brought the genre of magical realism to a huge audience. What evidence from the text supports this statement?
A. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for his stories. . . B. His fiction was mostly based on people and places in Latin America. C. His writing has been translated into many languages and read around the world.
D. He was an author from Colombia who wrote in Spanish. Question 34: What is an example of something fantastic or magical that García Márquez included in his stories?
A. The main character in one book was a colonel in the army. B. In one of his books, tiny yellow flowers rain down from the sky. C. The setting of a book is in a fictional town like where García Márquez grew up. D. Many of García Márquez’s stories are set during a violent time.
Question 35: What is the main idea of this text?
A. The author Gabriel García Márquez combined pieces of real life with fantasy to create stories in the genre of magical realism. B. One of the first authors to bring magical realism to a huge audience was an author from Colombia named Gabriel García Márquez. C. Magical realism is a genre of fiction writing in which realistic stories are combined with fantasy. D. Some of Gabriel García Márquez’s books are inspired by the history of Latin America and a violent time that happened in Colombia.
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.
Known as ‘Kalkajaka’ (place of spear or place of death), Black Mountain was an important meeting place for clans of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and is the source of many dreaming stories.
Black Mountain is in North Queensland and is an imposing short range of massive, black granite bounders. The bounders look as if they have been roughly stacked on one another. Some are the size of houses, and many appear to be dangerously balanced as if defying gravity. This range of jumbled rocks is the home of frogs, wallabies, gigantic pythons and a strange beast some call the Queensland Tiger. There have been many reported sightings of the “Tiger” which, it is said, has mauled and killed cattle in the Cooktown area. The Tiger is described as a large striped cat somewhat like the marsupial lion, which lived in Queensland until 20,000 years ago, when it became extinct.
The granite rock is actually a drab pinkish colour. Black Mountain’s dramatic, sinister black appearance is due to a film of microscopic blue-green algae growing on the surface. Grey patches on the mountain indicate a continuing break-up of the rocks. The blistering, hot rocks will often crack and split with explosive results when hit by the cold rain of a summer storm.
Huge holes are abundant over the surface of the mountain, representing space between groups of boulders leaning against each other. The outstanding feature of the area, which is made up of a number of peaks, is the entire absence of soil on the surface. A number of hikers into the area have had accidents, died or simply disappeared.
Black Mountain’s structure resulted from slow geological processes. Some 260 million years ago, a mass of molten rock (magma) from volcanic action slowly
solidified deep below the Earth’s surface, forming a layer of hard granite rock. As softer land surfaces above eroded away, the cracked top of granite layer was slowly exposed. Softer granite readily cracked while the harder rock remained as large rectangular blocks. Over the centuries wind, rain and heat rounded off the corners, turning them into boulders. The surrounding countryside eroded faster than granite, thereby creating Black Mountain as a small range. The solid core of the ancient volcanic site now lies beneath the jumbled cover of boulders.
Question 36: Black Mountain’s reputation and history could be best described as
A. mysterious B. unbelievable C. solemn
D. magical Question 37: The underlined word “massive” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to
A. enormous B. hollow
D. picturesque Question 38: “… many reported sightings of the ‘Tiger’ which, it is said, has mauled and killed cattle”. This sentence suggests that the writer
A. believes the information is reliable B. cannot make up his mind about the truth of the matter C. is not really interested in the stories of the Tiger
D. is not convinced of the existence of the Tiger Question 39: The feature of Black Mountain that is impressive is its_ A. size B. colour C. location
D. shape Question 40: What was the real colour of the rock on Black Mountain? A. black B. red C. grey
D. pink Question 41: Why are there very few green plants on Black Mountain? A. The place is evil.
B. There is no soil on the rocks. C. The rocks get too hot.
D. They have been killed by the algae. Question 42: The original volcanic core
A. was crushed by the weight of the rocks B. was cracked by heat and rain C. lies under the black rocks D. has been eroded away
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: If my parents bought that house last year, then it would be worth $1.5 A
B C D million today. com .hr.
. …. .. Question 44: Bob’s elder brother has a hot temper, but he never remains angrily .
A B very long.
Question 45: Her father, whom gave her a lecture about the importance of getting A
B home early, didn’t want his daughter to arrive home late.
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: I said, “I don’t think you should see the dentist next week.”
A. I suggested postponing your visit to the dentist the next week. B. I would like you to visit the dentist the following week. C. I’d rather you go to see the dentist the following week. D. I recommended you book to visit the dentist the next week.
Question 47: Although Billy eats large amounts of chocolate, he never puts on weight.
A. Billy eats large amounts of chocolate because he never puts on weight. B. Billy never puts on weight as he eats large amounts of chocolate. C. Billy never puts on weight in spite of eating large amounts of chocolate.
D. Billy eats large amounts of chocolate thanks to his never putting on weight. Question 48: Chris is hungry because the last time he ate anything was Thursday evening.
A. The last time Chris ate anything was Thursday evening, so he isn’t hungry. B. Chris is hungry because he hasn’t eaten anything since Thursday evening. C. The last time Chris ate anything was Thursday evening as he was hungry. D. Chris is hungry because he didn’t eat anything on Thursday evening.
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: He did not send her any letter, phone her or write to her. He did not want her to know he was alive.
A. He did not want her to know he was alive as he did not send her any letter, phone her or write to her. B. He should not send her any letter, phone her or write to her or he could not want her to know he was alive. C. He would not want her to know he was alive because he could not send her any letter, phone her or write to her. D. He did not send her any letter, phone her or write to her so that she could not know he was alive.
Question 50: He doesn’t have enough experience for the job. The boss cannot hire him.
A. If he had enough experience for the job, the boss could hire him. B. If the boss could hire him, he would have enough experience. C. The boss could have hired him if he had had enough experience. D. He could have had enough experience if the boss had hired him.
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