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. assume te B. message . C. custom… D. double Question 2:A. evocative B. competitive C.ornamental D. industrialise
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. champion B. scholar C. merchant D. chamber Question 4: A. charge B. drunkard C. postcard D. apartment
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: We _this dull film since lunchtime. Let’s switch over to the other channel. A. are watching
. B. were watching C. have watched
D. have been watching Question 6: John complained to the bookseller that there were several pages
in the dictionary. A. missing B. losing
C. dropping D. leaking Question 7: Are you sure Miss Smith knows the new teaching aids? A. to use B. using
C. how to use D. how using Question 8: We could take the car, or _ , we could take the train.
A. basically B. uniformly C. differently D. alternatively Question 9: The fork as an eating utensil since at least the twelfth century. A. are used
B. has used C. has been used
D. has been using Question 10: When I came back to the town where I spent my childhood, it had changed recognition. A. over B. beyond C. above
D. beneath Question 11: I am fully prepared for my interview and am confident I can answer any question they may care to me. A. throw at B. drop on
C. slide to
D. roll to
Question 12: The director is planning to attend the regional seminar, it is not absolutely necessary that she be there. A. whether B. so
C. because D. although Question 13: I can’t recall _ that movie, but maybe I did many years ago. A. to see
B. to have seen C. having been seen i
D. having seen ! Question 14: Photographs printed in newspapers usually have a_ underneath to explain what they are about. A. caption. B. headline
D. symbol Question 15: When I went to talk to the manager, he told me he could only_ – me a few minutes. A. provide B. spare . : C. hear
D. let Question 16: These melodious folk songs are generally __ to Smith, a very important musician of the century.
A. devoted B. contributed C. composed D. ascribed Question 17: You look rather __. Are you worried about something?
A. occupied B. preoccupying C. preoccupied D. occupant Question 18: The accident was due to the car having brakes.
A. decayed B. defective . C. deficient D. spoilt Question 19: , he would have learned how to read and write.
A. As he hadn’t been able to sing well B. Although he could go to school as a child
t us List C. Unless he was prevented going to school D. If he hadn’t been blind as a child
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 want you to weigh his words carefully. He seems sincere, but there is something that doesn’t quite ring true about him. A. think about
B. put on a scale C. measure up
D. regard as important Question 21: The detective’s resourcefulness helped him solve the mystery after a short time. A. assistance B. money
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: Because of her conservative views, the professor never accepts anything not related to traditional values.
A. conventional B. progressive C. modern : D. economical Question 23: Because Jack defaulted on his loan, the bank took him to court. A. failed to pay
B. paid in full C. had a bad personality
D. was paid much money
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Question 24: – “Bye!”
A. Sooner or later
B. See you C. Thank you
D. Meet you again Question 25: – “Good morning, could I speak to Daniel, please?”
A. He’s at a meeting. Can I take a message? B. Probably by Monday next week. C. I’ll have to ask the person you want to ring first. D. Certainly. Would 2 o’clock be OK?
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.
Maintaining your culture when moving to another country can be difficult, in particular, if you have been trying to immerse yourself into the new culture to (26) culture shock and adjustment to your new community. But it’s important to know that just because you’re adapting (27) a new culture doesn’t mean you need to let go of the old. Balancing both worlds is important in maintaining your identity and connection to who you are. in Being born and (28) in a place not only helps you form an identity with that community but it also becomes an integrated part of who you are and when a new culture bumps against (29) _is familiar, it can feel strange and sometimes disconcerting – otherwise known as culture shock. Culture shock could be more pronounced if you didn’t try to prepare yourself for this big move.
However, while these (30)
usually associated with moving to another country and culture, culture shock can also be experienced by people who move to another state or city.
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Question 26: A. apply for Question 27: A. with Question 28: A. grown Question 29: A. what Question 30: A. ideas
B. get on B. to B. cared B. when
C. deal with C. for C. brought C. where B. connections D. feelings
D. fit in D. in D. raised D. which
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.
Where Are Our Jetpacks? In the 1920s, the science fiction hero Buck Rogers flew across the pages of comic books using a jetpack. It was a vision of the future that has yet to actually be created.
Now that we are living in the 21st century, people still aren’t using jetpacks to get around. Lots of inventors have tried to build working jetpacks over the years, but none of them have ever worked as well as the one Buck Rogers wore in the comic books.
One jetpack that was recently demonstrated at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s Convention was the Martin jetpack. This jetpack was built by an inventor from New Zealand named Glenn Martin. Martin’s 120 – kilogram jetpack holds about twenty liters of gasoline and can fly for about thirty minutes. Two large fans pointing toward the sky create a jet of air that the jetpack operator flies on. The Martin jetpack may be too loud and too heavy for the taste of some people. However, it really works, and it is on the market today.
Another jetpack that was demonstrated recently is Raymond Li’s Jetlev-Flyer. This is a jetpack that propels a person into the air by shooting out a jet of water rather than a jet of air. The Jetlev-Flyer is smaller and lighter than the Martin jetpack. This is due to the fact that the engine and water pump for the jetpack is on a boat that
alled along behind the operator. A ten-meter hose connects the engine and the pump to the Jetlev-Flyer. In a test of his jetpack, Li flew almost ten meters high and could travel forward at a speed of 35 kph.
Neither the Martin jetpack nor the Jetlev-Flyer are going to be big sellers. They are just too expensive for the average person. Both cost over $100,000 each.
(Reading Challenge 2 – 2nd)
Question 31: What is the main idea of this reading?
A. People can buy jetpacks, but don’t use them for transportation. B. It is impossible to really fly with jetpacks. C. Buck Rogers is still popular with older readers.
D. The future is rarely like what is seen in comic books. Question 32: How many working jetpacks are described in the reading? A. None B. One C. TWO
D. Three Question 33: Which of the following is NOT true about the Martin jetpack?
A. It has two large fans on it. B. It is very loud when it is running. C. It propels the operator on jets of air.
D. It can hold more than fifty liters of gas. Question 34: What can be inferred about Raymond Li?
A. He is not afraid of heights. B. He works for a company that makes boats. .
. C. He knows how to fly a plane.
D. He enjoyed working with Glenn Martin. Question 35: How much does a working jetpack cost today? A. Less than $10,000
B. About as much as a small motorcycle C. As much as an average car D. $100,000
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.
Today, bicycles are elegantly simple machines that are common around the world. Many people ride bicycles for recreation, whereas others use them as a means of transportation. The first bicycle, called a draisienne, was invented in Germany in 1818 by Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun. Because it was made of wood, the draisienne wasn’t very durable nor did it have pedals. Riders moved it by pushing their feet against the ground.
in 1839, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a Scottish blacksmith, invented a much better bicycle. Macmillan’s machine had tires with iron rims to keep them from getting worn down. He also used foot-operated cranks, similar to pedals, so his bicycle could be ridden at a quick pace. It didn’t look much like the modern bicycle, though, because its back wheel was substantially larger than its front wheel. Although Macmillan’s bicycles could be ridden easily, they were never produced in large numbers.
In 1861, Frenchman Pierre Michaux and his brother Ernest invented a bicycle with an improved crank mechanism. They called their bicycle a vélocipede, but most
people called it a “bone shaker” because of the jarring effect of the wood and iron frame. Despite the unflattering nickname, the vélocipede was a hit. After a few years, the Michaux family was making hundreds of the machines annually, mostly for fun-seeking young people. .
Ten years later, James Starley, an English inventor, made several innovations that revolutionized bicycle design. He made the front wheel many times larger than the back wheel, put a gear on the pedals to make the bicycle more efficient, and lightened the wheels by using wire spokes. Although this bicycle was much lighter and less tiring to ride, it was still clumsy, extremely top-heavy, and ridden mostly for entertainment.
It wasn’t until 1874 that the first truly modern bicycle appeared on the scene. Invented by another Englishman, H. J. Lawson, the safety bicycle would look familiar to today’s cyclists. The safety bicycle had equal-sized wheels, which made it much less prone to toppling over. Lawson also attached a chain to the pedals to drive the rear wheel. By 1893, the safety bicycle had been further improved with air-filled rubber tires, a diamond-shaped frame, and easy braking. With the improvements provided by Lawson, bicycles became extremely popular and useful for transportation. Today, they are built, used, and enjoyed all over the world.
(501 Reading Comprehension Questions – Learning Express, LLC, New York, 2006)
Question 36: Macmillan added iron rims to the tires of his bicycle to A. add weight to the bicycle –
B. make the tires last longer C. make the ride less bumpy
D. make the ride less tiring Question 37: The underlined word “it” in the second paragraph refers to
A. his bicycle B. quick pace C. back wheel D. front wheel Question 38: Which of the following would be the most uncomfortable bicycle to ride? A. Starley’s bicycle
B. the vélocipède C. the modern bicycle
D. the safety bicycle Question 39: The first person to use a gear system on the bicycles was A. H. J. Lawson
B. Kirkpatrick Macmillan C. Pierre Michaux Eta t . D. James Starley Question 40: The underlined word “revolutionized” in the fourth paragraph most nearly means A. cancelled
B. became outdated C. changed drastically
D. exercised control over
Question 41: There is enough information in this passage to show that
A. several people contributed to the development of the modern bicycle B. only a few vélocipèdes built by the Michaux family are still in existence C. for most of the nineteenth century, few people rode bicycles just for fun
D. bicycles with wheels of different sizes cannot be ridden easily Question 42: This passage was most likely written in order to
A. persuade readers to use bicycles for transportation B. describe the problems that bicycle manufacturers encounter C. compare bicycles used for fun with bicycles used for transportation D. tell readers a little about the history of the bicycle
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: All root vegetables grow underground, or not all vegetables that grow
A underground are roots. Question 44: Methods used in preparing articles for an encyclopedia differs,
B depending on the length of the article.
Question 45: Along with the other physical sciences, meteorology has developed
А in the past three centuries from myth and folklore to rigorous observation,
computation, and analyze.
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: Mary might have phoned while we were out.
A. Unfortunately we were out when Mary phoned. B. We were sure Mary had phoned while we were out.
. . : C. Possibly Mary phoned while we were out.
D. Mary ought to have phoned while we were out. Question 47: The sooner we solve this problem, the better it will be for all concerned.
A. If all concerned are better, we can solve this problem soon. B. It would be better for all concerned if we can solve this problem soon. C. If we could solve this problem soon, it would be better for all concerned, D. If we can solve this problem soon, it will be better for all concerned.
Question 48: From time to time there are things we do even though we think they are wrong.
A. Although we feel that the things we sometimes do are not right, we still do them. B. We often do things because we think they are the right things to do at the time. C. Sometimes we might do things that are considered wrong. D. We can never be sure if all the things we do are right or wrong.
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: I strongly disapprove of your behaviour. I will help you this time.
A. While I strongly disapprove of your behaviour, I will help you this time. B. I will help you this time because I strongly disapprove of your behaviour. C. I will help you this time because of my strong disapproval of your behaviour. D. I strongly disapprove of your behaviour, or I will help you this time.
Question 50: Families get ready for Mid-Autumn Festival by doing several things. They light lanterns, prepare moon cakes, and arrange flowers.
A. Families light lanterns, prepare moon cakes, and arrange flowers, or get ready for Mid-Autumn Festival by doing several things. B. Families get ready for Mid-Autumn Festival in order to light lanterns, prepare moon cakes, and arrange flowers. C. Families get ready for Mid-Autumn Festival by lighting lanterns, preparing moon cakes, and arranging flowers. D. Families get ready for Mid-Autumn Festival for lighting lanterns, preparing moon cakes, and arranging flowers.
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