Time allotted: 60 min.
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. potential B. assistance C. government – D. romantic Question 2: A. tension
B. event C. agree
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. tablespoon B. moonlight C. bookbinder D. waterproof Question 4:A. achieve . B. brochure C. wheelchair D. franchise
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: Laura is going to be famous someday. She in three movies already. A. has been appearing
B. had appeared C. has appeared
D. appeared Question 6: The fire spread through the building very quickly, but everyone escape. A, could
B. was able to C. can be able
D. could be Question 7: Renoir is one of the most popular French impressionist painters. His paintings – masterpieces all over the world. A. had considered
B. are considering C. are considered
· D. consider Question 8: The letter you sent to our customers last week contained three spelling errors. A. which B. whom
: D. who : Question 9:Emily worked in a vineyard last summer money for school expenses. A. because to earn
B. so she earns C. for she earned
D. so that she could earn Question 10: If you delay_- _your bills, you will only incur more and more interest charges. A. to pay B. paying C. to paying
D. having paid
Question 11: While southern California is densely populated, live in the northern part of the state. A. a number people
B. a few of people C. many people
D. few people Question 12: Some of the positive reasons people like to to charity is because they feel great about it. A. lend B. donate C. devote
D. spend Question 13: Harry was fed up with his life and decided to do something to make himself feel better. A. ruthless B. happy
C. satisfactory. D. miserable Question 14: From the Congress of the United States he received a gold
and a vote of thanks, and he received many other honours both at home and abroad. A. price B. gift
C. medal . D. present Question 15: Because of her teacher’s _ the teenage mother was able to finish high school despite the obstacles she faced. A. courageous
B. encourage C. encouragement
D. discouragement Question 16: The soldiers, even though they were very young, were as brave as
_ in battle. A. wolves B. lions
C. foxes . D. elephants Question 17: The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage the other car. A. of – B. for
D. on Question 18: Your return flight back isn’t until 4:00 so we’ve got hours to grab a bite andthat motel. A. pick up B. fall off
C. go forward D. check out Question 19: If the ozone layer peels off a little more, we a much higher risk of attracting skin cancer, A. would be running
B. would run C. will run
D. would have run
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: In the vast deserts, camels are the only means of transportation. A. factor – B. manner
Question 21: Mr. Johnson and his family embarked the ship sailing to an island in the Pacific Ocean. A. boarded B. took
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: It is said that the people of Eritrea are very hostile and will approach foreigners on the street to ask them how they like the country. A. cautious B. docile
D. timid Question 23: The teacher punished the children who left their desks dirty and untidy at the end of the day with little animal stickers.
A. promised B. rewarded . C. whispered D. purchased
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “Hello, I’ll be your waiter today. Can I start you off with something to drink?”
A. I’ll have the tomato soup to start. B. Yes. I’ll have iced tea, please. C. OK. Well done, please.
D. Roast beef with mashed potatoes. Question 25: – “I need to have my car serviced before my long drive home!”
A. No problem. There’s a good mechanic a few blocks away. B. OK. Here’s a map of the city. There’s a good hair salon here. C. Fine. There’s a tailor right here. Is there anything else? D. Good. If you send it priority, it will get there by Saturday.
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.
While Lena was holidaying in a foreign country a few years ago, a hurricane took place right before her eyes. She would never forget the (26). for as long as she lived.
According to Lena, it was very frightening watching the winds rising. With every hour, the sky grew darker and the winds grew stronger. Then the rain started (27) down. The raindrops were heavy stinging drops driven sideways by the strong winds. The palm trees were made to bend wildly at the command of the winds.
Lena’s parents explained to her that hurricanes could wreck boats and houses, and flatten forests. Cars could also be turned (28) – Hurricanes could also
Muito tear the clothes off one’s back.
During the hurricane, Lena could hear the winds howling around their holiday house (29) belonged to her parents’ friend. Mr. Pitt. The strong winds kept hurling garbage cans, stones, bicycles, branches, and anything else it could pich against their walls. When the winds (30) _ hit against the living room windows, Mr. Pitt immediately told everyone to go to the room opposite the living room. Lena learnt that this was called “staying downwind” in a house.
(Conquer Cloze Workbook 5 – Tilaka & Xavier – SAP)
Question 26: A. memory Question 27: A. pouring Question 28: A. cattle Question 29: A. who Question 30: A. constantly
B. experience B. looking B. monkey B. where
C. appearance C. calling C. tiger C. which B. occasionally D. moderately
D. problem D. going D. turtle D. whose
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.
A few days after I started work, I realised that the apron I wore with the golden company emblem was useful for storing apples. I could stuff as many apples as possible and no one would suspect a thing. Sure, the apron sagged with the pockets reaching below my knees but so did the others with sandwiches inside.
By the end of my first week, I followed a routine. I made sure I ate two of the apples for lunch and the rest, I hid in the thermos where I had already drained my coffee. If it was a good day, I would hide the rest of the apples between two thick layers of cloth that I used to drape over my bicycle after I arrived at work.
I spent most of my time at the pier. In the beginning, I did little except observe while the others knocked tirelessly at the wooden and metal planks. There were times when I despised the backbreaking tasks. I was not more than five feet and | weighed one hundred pounds. Yet, once I was familiar with the tasks, I was not exempted from anything. Workers carrying metal planks that were twice their weight were commonplace.
At the end of the first month, I was exuberant. I received my first cheque. Life was getting better. I was still helping myself to the apples that rolled out from the cartons whenever the movers were transporting them to the ships.
(Comprehension Fast Forward 6 – J. Lee – SAP)
Question 31: The apron was useful for putting apples because it A. had the company emblem
B. was also used to keep sandwiches C. would sag below the knees
D. had many pockets Question 32: The underlined word “routine” in paragraph 2 that the writer followed referred to
A. what he did with his apples B. what he ate for his daily meals C. when he drank his coffee
D. how many apples he took every day Question 33: One task the writer had to do was to
A. look for apples that had rolled out from the cartons B. make sure that the other workers were doing their job C. carry cartons of apples to the ships
D. carry heavy metal planks Question 34: Which of the words tells us that strong people were needed to carry out the tasks?
A. tirelessly B. knocked C. commonplace D. backbreaking Question 35: The writer was very happy with his job because he
A. could eat apples B. could learn from the other workers C. could get free apples D. was given more money than what he had hoped for ,
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.
The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it possesses. This kind of energy is called “kinetic energy,” from the Greek word kinesis, meaning motion. The faster a given object is moving, the greater its kinetic energy.
Imagine you’re trying to hit a target with a bow and arrow. If you just throw the arrow with your hand, it won’t go very fast, and even if your aim is good, the arrow won’t penetrate the target – it’ll just bounce off!
But if you use the bow, you can shoot the arrow much faster. The faster the arrow is going, the more kinetic energy it has. Kinetic energy is what allows the arrow to puncture the target.
Energy can never be created or destroyed, only transferred – moved from place to place. One way energy is moved from place to place is by moving objects.
Hut Imagine hitting a tee ball with a bat. When you hit the ball with the bat, energy is transferred from the bat to the ball. If you swing the bat slowly, the ball won’t go very far when you hit it. But if you swing the bat faster, it will have more kinetic energy. That energy will be transferred to the ball, and the ball will go much farther.
Energy can also be transferred through sound. Try high-fiving your friend very slowly. You probably won’t make very much sound. If you high-five at the normal speed, your hands each have more kinetic energy, and you’ll make a nice smack. What you’re hearing is energy turned into sound. The same thing happens when you hit a drum, or pluck the strings of a guitar.
Energy can also be transferred through light. Light from the sun makes your body feel warmer. Plants use energy from light and grow bigger and make oxygen.
Energy can also be transferred through electricity. This kind of energy can be used for almost anything. But remember: Energy cannot be created. Energy in the form of electricity has to be transferred from another kind of energy. Wind power uses a machine called a turbine that turns the energy of the wind into electricity. Coal, oil, and gas power burn different kinds of material, creating heat that gets turned into electricity. Solar power generates electricity from the sun’s light – although not as easily as a plant.
Question 36: According to the passage, energy__
A. can be destroyed B. can be created C. can be moved from place to place
D. can be used to make the arrow Question 37: What does the author list in the passage?
A. the different ways energy can be transferred B. the different theories about energy transfer C. the different types of energy
D. the problems with transferring energy through electricity . . . Question 38: Energy can be transferred through light. What evidence from the text supports this statement?
A. Energy is transferred when coal is burned. B. A turbine changes wind energy into electricity. C. Burning gas creates heat. D. Light from the sun makes your body feel warmer.
Question 39: If drummers are playing their drums loudly, what can be concluded about how their hands are moving?
A. They must be moving slowly when they hit the drum. B. They must be moving quickly when they hit the drum. C. They must be tapping the drum softly.
D. They must be resting on the drum.
Question 40: What is this passage mainly about?
A. What happens when you swing a baseball bat quickly B. How energy makes sound C. Different ways energy is transferred D. Different ways electricity is produced
Question 41: What does the word “penetrate” in the passage mean? A. pierce into
B. bounce away from C. miss
D. go around Question 42: Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Energy cannot be transferred but it can be created. B. Solar power generates electricity from the sun’s light. C. The faster you swing the bat, the farther the ball will go. D. Plants can grow because they use energy from the light.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: Earning money has always been the thing that pleases him most. The
richest he becomes, the happier he is.
Question 44: Olivia will be teaching at the school for more than a year by the time
she leaves for Japan.
Question 45: Little I thought that one day I’d be appearing in films rather than just
В watching them.
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 remember someone giving me a toy drum on my fifteenth birthday.
A. Someone is remembered giving me a toy drum on my fifteenth birthday. B. I am being given a toy drum on my fifteenth birthday by someone I remember. C. A toy drum is remembered by someone giving me on my fifteenth birthday. D. I remember being given a toy drum on my fifteenth birthday.
Question 47: Ms. Anderson regrets spending all her savings on that car.
A. Ms. Anderson wishes she hadn’t spent all her savings on that car. B. Ms. Anderson wishes that she didn’t spend all her savings on that car. C. Ms. Anderson wants that she won’t spend all her savings on that car. D. Ms. Anderson wants she wouldn’t spend all her savings on that car.
Question 48: The twins are eager to see their cousins again in the summer.
A. The twins are very interested in seeing their cousins again in the summer. B. The twins are thinking about seeing their cousins again in the summer. C. The twins are looking forward to seeing their cousins again in the summer, D. The twins are presented from seeing their cousins again in the summer.
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: They live very far from the city centre. They have to take a bus to go shopping.
A. They asked me a lot of questions which I couldn’t answer most of them. B. They asked me a lot of questions, I couldn’t answer most of which. C. They asked me a lot of questions, most of which I couldn’t answer. D. They asked me a lot of questions most of that I couldn’t answer.
Question 50: You have failed all your exams. We will not buy you the bike we promised.
A. You have failed all your exams, so we will not buy you the bike we promised. B. We will not buy you the bike we promised though you have failed all your exams. C. You have failed all your exams as we will not buy you the bike we promised. D. We will not buy you the bike we promised, but you have failed all your exams.
9.A 19. A 29. 39.C 49.C
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