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. implant B. extinct C. pursuit D. downside Question 2: A. academic B. extravagant C. employable D. spectacular
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. deposit B. conserve C. composer D. resolve Question 4: A. Lyricist : B. rally . C. nylon
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: Don’t start the next page you have finished the last test question. A. when B. while C. until
D. since Question 6: I went to see the doctor because I’m finding it difficult to sleep at – night. A, the
B. a C. an
D. Ø Question 7: This is the second time _ that song. The first time was at the club last month. A. heard . B. have heard C. hear
D. will hear Question 8: He has not expressed a__ as to which position he wants to apply for. A. favour
B. chance C. preference D. liking Question 9: Despite a very tight schedule, everyone who came to the meeting agreed that at least one day should be for sightseeing. A. put aside
B. save up C. set out
D. give away Question 10: If only she crossing the road, she wouldn’t be in hospital. A. were careful enough
B. had been careful C. was looking and
D. could avoid accident Question 11: You him so closely; you should have kept your distance. A. shouldn’t follow
B. couldn’t have been following C. mustn’t follow
D. shouldn’t have been following
Question 12: The government is expected to take – against the level of unemployment. Ai action ? B. activity
D. acting Question 13:A_ – refers to an animal that is born from its mother’s body, not from an egg, and drinks its mother’s milk as a baby. A. mammoth B. reptile
C. amphibian D. mammal Question 14: Knowledge of another language greater awareness of cultural diversity among the peoples of the world.
A. fosters B. elevates C. promotes D. adopts Question 15: Will all those_ the proposal raise their hands? . A. in relation to B. in excess of C. in contrast to D. in favour of
Question 16: Whole grains and fresh fruit and vegetables are foods. A. ordinary B. wholesome C. accepted
D. regular Question 17: Most young geese leave their nests at an early age, and young snow geese are
exception. A. not B. no C. none
D. never Question 18: settlement of this problem without first looking into its causes. A. There is not
B. There must be not C. There can be no
D. It is no Question 19: The teachers have had some problems deciding
A. when will they return the final papers to the students B. when are they going to return to the students the final papers C. when they should return the final papers to the students D. the time when the final papers they should return for the students
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: I keep meaning to write to my parents but I’m so busy nowadays that can’t seem to find the time to do it.
A. keep up with B. get round to c. put down to D. make up for Question 21: The current edition of that magazine discusses the ancient civilizations of Latin America. A. hottest B. first . C. latest
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: Parents today have to strive to provide a stimulating environment for their children to grow up in.
A. disheartening B. encouraging C. changeable D. flexible Question 23: “What I’ve got to say to you now is strictly off the record and most certainly not for publication,” said the official to the reporter. A. popular B. examined
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “I’d like to change some money.”
A. Five tens, please.
B. Which currency? C. You haven’t signed it.
D. What’s your account number? Question 25: – “What does it mean by this sign?”
A. It’s to prevent people from parking here. B. It’s a nice and colourful sign. C. This sign really means something.. m D. It doesn’t mean much to me.
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.
The Internet is, no doubt, a wonderful meeting place. At the same time, it poses certain risks to all its users no matter how old they are.
And (26) _ some eighteen- or nineteen-year-olds realise the potential threats they face online, they don’t seem to give much thought to the fact that university administrators and employers more and more often scrutinise their profiles before admitting them to (27) ___ _ colleges or giving them jobs.
Young adults who post provocative photos and comments about their partying habits or, what’s worse, about drinking or drug abuse can make themselves (28) __ _immature and lacking common sense.
Experts advise against posting any material that would make you feel ashamed of yourself in the future and, as one media expert said, ‘wouldn’t make your grandmother proud of you!’ So, it’s high time you (29) social networking sites as space to promote yourself personally, academically and professionally by sharing information that will help you leave a positive (30) on your future employers. Too young to agonise over it? Think twice before you turn this advice down.
Question 26: A. however Question 27: A. proud Question 28: A. appear Question 29: A. treat Question 30: A. feeling
B. despite C. in spite of B. influential C.prestigious B. emerge C. recognise B. treated c. to treat B. impression C. notion
D. although D. powerful D. happen D. would treat
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.
Men and women share the exact same view of a best friend – a person who is always there for you. Your best friend is someone you can depend on to share your happiness, suffer through your worries, or lessen your sorrow. As one man put it, “TO me, a best friend is somebody that you call if you are on the expressway and get a flat tire at 3:00 A.M. and you’ve been told it’s four hours until a tow truck can be sent. Your friend says, “Tell me exactly where you are, and I’ll come and get you.”
A great variety of factors play into the birth of a best friendship – the age and circumstances under which people meet, what first attracts them, why they remain close, and how they fill each other’s needs. Yet I found the dominant themes that define a best friend were remarkably similar across the broadest range of experiences.
. Safety was a word I heard over and over. A best friend is a safe harbour, a guaranteed comfort zone. You never have to explain yourself to best friends because they really, really know who you are. With best friends, you can be who you are. You can cry too hard or laugh too loud and never worry what they’ll think of you because best friends are nonjudgmental. They will give you advice if you want it and a kick in the pants if you need it, but best friends will not judge you or make you ashamed of your behaviour. A best friend gives you what you expect from a parent and don’t always get: unconditional love.
Finally, best friends are the family you choose. They love you because they want to, not because they have to. And for many people, a best friend becomes the brother or sister they had always wanted, but never had.
(“Strategic Reading 1″ by Jack C. Richards & Samuela Eckstut-Didier – CUP, 2003)
Question 31: How can a best friend be described?
A. As a person who is usually embarrassing and revealing B. As a person who follows the fashion most of the time C. As a person who is always there to judge you D. As a person who doesn’t often ask you for explanation
Question 32: Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage?
A. Age is one of the aspects that influence the development of a friendship. B. To have best friends means to have people you can trust and by whom you can be advised. C. Friends, even best friends, can never replace your family.
D. Best friends depend on each other to solve their problems. Question 33: What someone expects from a best friend is A. attraction
B. experience C. personal secrets
D. confidence Question 34: The word “nonjudgmental in the passage nearly means A. can’t be judged
B. not criticising C. not approvable
D. not for judging Question 35: The underlined word “it” in the passage refers to
A. advice . B. a kick C. behaviour D. unconditional love
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.
Glaciers consist of snow that compresses over many years into large, thickened ice masses. Most of the world’s glacial ice is found in Antarctica and Greenland, but glaciers are found on nearly every continent, even Africa. Presently, 10% of land area is colours but reflects blue. Almost 90% of an iceberg is below water, only about 10% shows above water. What makes glaciers unique is their ability to move. Due to sheer mass, glaciers flow like very slow rivers. Some glaciers are as small as football fields, whereas others grow to be over 100 kilometers long.
Within the past 750,000 years, scientists know that there have been eight Ice Age cycles, separated by warmer periods called interglacial periods. Currently, the earth is nearing the end of an interglacial, meaning that another Ice Age is due in a few thousand years. This is part of the normal climate variation cycle. Greenhouse warming may delay the onset of another glacial era, but scientists still have many questions to answer about climate change. Although glaciers change very slowly over long periods, they may provide important global climate change signals.
The girth of the ice combined with gravity’s influence causes glaciers to flow very slowly. Once a mass compressed ice reaches a critical thickness of about 18 meters thick, it becomes so heavy that it begins to deform and move. Ice may flow down mountains and valleys, or spread out to sea. Movement along the underside of a glacier is slower than movement at the top due to the friction created as it slides along the ground’s surface.
Most glaciers are found in remote mountainous areas. However, some found near cities or towns present a danger to the people living nearby. On land, lakes formed on top of a glacier during the melt season may cause floods. At the narrow part of a valley glacier, ice falling from the glacier presents a hazard to hikers below. When ice breaks off over the ocean, an iceberg is formed. Glaciers are a natural resource and contain 75% of the world’s freshwater. People worldwide are trying to harness the power of these frozen streams. Some towns rely on glacial melting from a nearby ice cap to provide drinking water. Some farmers spread soil or ashes over snow to promote melting. Scientists and engineers have worked together to tap into glacial resources, using electricity that has been generated in part by damming glacial melt water.
Question 36: Where can glaciers be found, according to the passage? A. Only on Antarctica
B. In Greenland and Alaska C. Nearly every continent
D. In the north and south poles
Question 37: Why does glacial ice often appear blue?
A. Because it does not absorb the colour blue. B. Because it absorbs all other colours but reflects blue. C. Because it does not absorb all other colours including blue.
D. Because it is always blue in colour. Question 38: The word “they” in the second paragraph refers to A. questions B. glaciers C. periods
D. signals Question 39: What is probably a negative effect of living too close to a glacier?
A. The mass of the glacier reaches a critical thickness. B. About 10% of a glacier shows above water. C. Spreading dark material over snow promotes melting.
D. Lakes formed on top of glaciers may cause floods. Question 40: The underlined word “remote”, as used in paragraph 4, most nearly means
A. isolated B. nearby C. slow travelling D. difficult to see Question 41: Which of the following is true, according to the passage?
A. There will not be another Ice Age coming. B. Scientists have difficulty studying glaciers. C. Glaciers have both negative and positive effects on human life.. D. Scientists have minimal data on the formation of glaciers.
Question 42: It can be inferred from the passage that
A. electricity can be made by using glacial melt water B. with variations in climate, glaciers shrink and expand C. glaciers form where the melting rate of snow is high D. glaciers are usually bordered at the sides by rock debris
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: Almost every fruits and vegetables contain riboflavin; the richest
sources are leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, or turnip greens.
Question 44: Today, successful farmers are experts not only in agriculture, but also
in market, finance, and accounting.
Question 45: Depending on many factors, including climate, mineral content of
the soil, and the permanency of surface water, wetlands may be mossy, grassy,
or covering with shrubs or trees.
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: “Why don’t we stay here overnight?” said Minh.
A. Minh asked for staying there overnight. B. Minh suggested staying there overnight. C. Minh ordered us to stay there overnight.
D. Minh requested a stay there overnight. Question 47: A child is influenced as much by his schooling as by his parents.
A. Schooling doesn’t influence a child as much as his parents do. B. A child’s parents have greater influence on him than his schooling. C. A child can influence his parents as much as his schooling. D. A child’s schooling influences him as much as his parents do.
Question 48: Today there is hardly any time for storytelling in homes, whereas it was a lifestyle in the past.
A. Unlike in the past, in our modern world, time is the scarcest value; however, people can still find time for storytelling.
B. Today hardly anyone knows how important storytelling was in the past since everybody is busy with their own lives.
C. Storytelling, which once was a vital part of life, has become significantly less common in the modern era due to lack of time.
D. Although many people can hardly find time for anything other than work, storytelling is still as important as it was in the past.
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: “The blouse is a little too loose. You’d better ask your tailor to take it in.”
A. “Your tailor is asked to take your blouse in a little.” B. “You’d better have the blouse taken in as it is too loose.” C. “The blouse is lost as you didn’t ask your tailor to take it in.” D. “The blouse is little as you asked your tailor to take it in.”
Question 50: The French and Italian languages are different from the Latin language. Latin was once spoken in almost every part of Europe.
A. The French and Italian languages are different from the Latin language, which was once spoken in almost every part of Europe. B. The French and Italian languages are different from the Latin language that was once spoken in almost every part of Europe. C. The French and Italian languages are different from the Latin language as Latin was once spoken in almost every part of Europe. D. Although the French and Italian languages are different from the Latin language, Latin was once spoken in almost every part of Europe.
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