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. personal B. average C. institute D. establish Question 2: A. enough . B. achieve C. foreign . D. diverse
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. interviewed B. explained C. prepared D. appointed Question 4:A. massage B. message C. average D. beverage
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: For the past ten minutes, 1 __ for my mom to come. She hasn’t arrived yet.
A. have been waiting B. wait . C. waited D. am waiting Question 6: A chameleon is a lizard _-can change colors to conceal itself in the vegetation.
A. with which I B. that . C. whose . D. that it Question 7: _ _sure that you follow the instructions carefully. A. Try
B. Do C. Make
D. Take Question 8: As the two teams were _.__ at the end of the game, they had to play again to decide the winner. A. just
C. fair D. equal Question 9: Should I have more spare time, I’d like to a new hobby. A. take up
B. take out C. take in . D. take on Question 10: My parents came to my __ _ ceremony, which made me very happy. A. qualification
B. graduation C. regulation D. conclusion Question 11: The child was really delighted_ his birthday gift. A. on
Question 12: The more you look, the more beautiful you are.
A. confident B. confidently C. confidence D. confidential Question 13: Mark and Lucas weren’t the only people in the room. There A. were some other ones
B. were some others C. was another i
D. was someone more Question 14: Is that umbrella ___? A. to you B. you
C. your D. yours Question 15: Mr. Smith is that he has no time for lunch. A. such a busy man
B. a busy man C. such busy man
D. so busy man Question 16: It is raining outside, I __ stay at home watching Netflix.
A. would better B. would rather C. would prefer D. would like Question 17: There isn’t _ juice left, but there is __ beer in the refrigrator.
A. any/ some B. somel some C. somel any D. anyl any Question 18: My father is going to the hairdresser’s to A. cut his hair
B. have cut his hair C. cut hair
1 . D. have his hair cut Question 19: It’s high time we _working. A. start B. starting
C. started 1. D. to start
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: The complete set will cost only eighty-eight dollars while each separate item costs fifty dollars. A. finish . B. entire i . C. common
D. perfect Question 21: 1 didn’t think her comment was appropriate in that sensitive situation. It hurt the listeners. A. correct B. constructive . C. important
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 enemy succeeded in occupying the fort after a long fierce fight. A. friend B. client
D. opponent Question 23: I haven’t done all my work yet, I cannot call it a day. I have to work overtime.
A. stop working B. begin working C. continue working D. end working
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “Oh! Your new dress is so beautiful.”
A. Say it again ..
C. No, it’s not Question 25: – “I’m terribly sorry. I’m late!”
B. You’re welcome. D. That’s a nice compliment.
A. That’s OK. We’ve just started. C. It’s very nice of you to say so.
B. I can’t agree with you more. D. I beg your pardon.
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.
As the coronavirus pandemic canceled or changed most Americans’ travel plans, people flocked to public lands in record numbers – many for the first time. (26) these outdoor spaces are a vital haven to visitors trying to cope with the pandemic, land managers are finding that there’s a steep learning curve when it comes to these visitors’ responsible use.
“The visitation that we typically saw on the weekend, we were seeing during the week,” says Lawrence Lujan, a United States Forest Service public affairs (27)___ “And the visitation that we typically saw during a holiday weekend, (28) the Fourth of July, we were seeing on weekends.”
With increased use comes increased problems: Public land managers must content (29). people hiking off-trail, driving or parking off-road, trampling vegetation, not packing out trash and overcrowding.
This year’s uptick in visitors is going to continue. “Now, we’re getting ready for an expected spike in fall and winter recreation,” says Lujan. Here’s how land managers, faced with a surge of visitors, are working to regulate crowds and (30)__ their impact.
(adapted from nationalgeographic.com)
Question 26: A. Although Question 27: A. specialty Question 28: A. same Question 29: A. for Question 30: A. increase
: B. Because
B. special B. like B. of B. minimize
C. specialist C. alike C. on C. enhance
D. Unless D. specially D. example D. with D. make
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.
One of the last people to grow up speaking the Puruborá language died in Brazil earlier this year. His death at the age of 92 weakened the fragile hold his people have on their language.
Indigenous languages in Brazil have been threatened since the European arrived. Only 181 or so of the 1500 languages that once existed are still spoken – each mostly by fewer than a thousand people. Some indigenous groups, especially those with larger populations, such as the Guarani Mbya, have managed to maintain their mother tongue. But the languages of smaller groups, such as Purubora, who now number only 220, are on the verge of dying out.
For the Puruborá, preserving their language and culture has been a long struggle. More than a century ago, Portuguese was the only language allowed to be spoken. “Everything to do with our culture was forbidden,” says Hozana Puruborá, who became the leader of the Puruborá after her mother Emilia die. Emília and her cousin, Eliezer, when they were children and both orphans, whispered to each other in Puruborá language when no one else could hear. “They kept it alive in hiding.”
In 1949, Indian Protection Services declared there were no more indigenous people in the region because they’d been “mixed” and “civilized”. The Puruborá refused to disappear, however. They established Aperoi, the last Purubora village and began working with Ana Galucio, a linguist from the Paraense Museum, which houses permanent archives of 80 indigenous languages from the Brazilian Amazon.
Galucio brought nine Puruborá elders together to talk. They wore headsets and spoke into microphones. Everything they said was recorded to create an audio archive of their language. At first, they could only recall a handful of words. Animal names came easily, grammar and sentence structure were a struggle. But the longer they spoke with each other, the more they remembered.
(adapted from nationalgeographic.com)
Question 31:According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE to the Puruborá language?
A. Only very old men in Brazil are still speaking the Puruborá language. B. Puruborá language is approximately spoken by 220 native speakers. C. In Brazil nowadays, 181 indigenous languages are still spoken by only a thousand people. D. Purubora was brought to Brazil and taught to indigenous people by the European people.
Question 32: The word “forbidden” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to A. banned B. encouraged c.created
D. assimilated Question 33: The word “it” in paragraph 3 refers to A. struggle
B. Puruborá culture C. Portuguese
D. Puruborá language Question 34: The process of building up a Puruborá language archive
A. was done along with the archive creations of other 80 Indigenous languages B. took place easily from the very beginning C. was done by Galucio and a group of Puruborá elders
D. was to record animal names, difficult grammar and sentence structures Question 35: Which is the most suitable title of the passage?
A. Preserving an endangered language B. Brazil’s indigenous language policy C. Losing indigenous languages D. The difficulties in archiving a language 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 Pacific Northwest tree octopus is only found in the forests of Washington State, on the eastern side of the Olympic Mountains, in the United States. These creatures reach an average size of between 30 and 35 centimeters and live for around four years. They are unusual in that they live both in water and on land, a fact made possible by the very high amounts of rainfall in this part of the United States.
Possessing the largest brain of any octopus, the tree octopus explores its surroundings by touch and sight. Some scientists believe that the way it has adapted to life in the forest mirrors the way early life forms adapted to life away from the water Although they are not social animals like humans, they can still show emotions by changing their skin color: red indicates anger and white, fear. Normally, though, they are a green-brown color that matches their surroundings.
Every spring, tree octopuses leave their homes and travel to the coast to breed. Males soon return to the forest, while females lay their eggs underwater. The young then spend their first month or so floating near the shore before moving out of the water and beginning their adult lives in the forest.
Although the tree octopus is not yet on the official list of endangered animals, it should be, as numbers are now seriously low. It faces many threats: trees in PacificNorthwest forests are constantly being cut down; new roads have cut off access to
HH water; the growth of local towns has introduced house cats into the region, which hunt the octopuses; and pollution is getting worse. Immediate action needs to be taken to stop the tree octopus from becoming extinct.
Here are some things you can do to help protect the last few tree octopuses:
– Write to the government to say you are worried and that you feel the tree octopus should be given special protection and included on the Endangered Species List.
– Write to celebrities, asking them to talk in interviews about the dangers facing the tree octopus.
– Let the world know about the tree octopus: tell your family and friends.
– Tell people not to buy products made by companies that don’t protect the tree octopus when cutting down trees. – Start an online campaign! Encourage people to sign a petition.
(adapted from Dellar and Walkley, 2018)
Question 36: Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?
A. Washington State is one of the wettest places in the U.S. B. Tree octopus is the largest sea creature in the eastern U.S. C. Tree octopus prefers living in water than on land.
D. Only Washington State has forest in the Pacific Northwest. Question 37: The word “they” in paragraph 2 refers to A. colors B. humans
C. emotions D. octopuses Question 38: The tree octopus doesn’t
A. provide clues about how early sea creatures adapted to live on land B. have the largest brain in comparison with other species of octopus C. belong to the official endangered species list
D. have to cope with many increasing threats from the surroundings Question 39: According to the passage, many companies that cut down trees in the forests
A. make products that are polluting the environment B. are not doing enough to protect tree octopuses C. will build roads to help develop the local areas
D. hunt the octopuses in large scales Question 40: The word “extinct” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to A. thriving B. dead
Question 41: To protect Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, you can
A. give interviews about tree octopus B. conduct campaigns for celebrities C. ask the government to protect tree octopus
D. advise your family to buy more products Question 42: Which of the following is the most suitable title of the passage?
A. Save the Tree Octopus from Extinction B. How Pollution Affects Tree Octopus C. The Most Intelligent Octopus in the World D. Roles of Internet in Preserving Wildlife
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: On arrived at the hall, he found everyone waiting for him. А в
C D Question 44: Stress, that is a psychological problem, may lead to physical illness. А В
C Question 45: Only when every possible treatment had been tried did they decided for
C D an operation.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to the original sentence in each of the following questions. Question 46: Jackson was the sole survivor of the shipwreck.
A. Jackson was the only person who wasn’t killed in the shipwreck. B. Jackson was the only person who died in the shipwreck. C. Jackson was the first person who was rescued from the shipwreck. D. Jackson was the last person who was rescued from the shipwreck.
Question 47: Although Mohammed has now lost his title, people always remember him as the champion.
A. When Mohammed has lost his title, people remember him as the champion. B. Because Mohammed has now lost his title, people always remember him as the champion. C. People always remember Mohammed as the champion, but the fact is he has now lost his title. D. Mohammed has now lost his title, but people always remember him as the champion.
Question 48: To judge a person, do not listen to what he says but observe what he does.
A. If you want to judge a person, observe what he does instead of listening to what he says. B. By observing what he does and listening to what he says, you can judge a person. C. You can either listen to what he says or observe what he does to judge a person. D. When observing what a person does, you can judge what he says.
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: Mary was late to work. She would have taken a taxi instead of waiting for the bus.
A. Because Mary was late to work, she took a taxi instead of waiting for the bus. B. Mary took a taxi instead of waiting for the bus; therefore, she was late to work. C. If Mary had taken a taxi instead of waiting for the bus, she wouldn’t have been late to work.
D. Although Mary was late to work, she waited for the bus instead of taking a taxi. Question 50: Chandler was not given the instructions. He could not do the job properly.
A. In spite of being given the instructions, Chandler could not do the job properly. B. Chandler was not given the instructions; therefore, he could not do the job properly. C. Because Chandler could not do the job properly, he was not given the instructions. D. If Chandler had done the job properly, he would have been given the instructions.
1.D 11.C 21.D 31. B 41.C
2.C 12.A 22. A 32. A 42. A
3.D 13. B 23.C 33. D 43. A
4.A 14. D 24.D 34.C 44.B
5.A 15. A 25. A 35. A 45.C
6.B 16. B 26. A 36.A 46. A
7.0 17. A 27.C 37.D 47. D
8.D 18.D 28.B 38. C 48. A
9.A 10.B 19. C 20. B 29. D. 30. B 39.B 40. B. 49.C 50. B