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. recipient B. habitat
D. advocate Question 2:A. suspicious B. distressful C. envelope D. extinction
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. wonder B. overload C. solar D. piano Question 4:A. second B. condition C. connection D. conference
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: – How long ___on a diet?
– For three weeks now, but I can’t resist eating a little chocolate so I
haven’t lost much weight yet. A. have you been
B. have you been being C. are you
D. will you be Question 6: Barcelona’s centre is a maze of narrow streets and medieval buildings, in contrast to the modern apartment buildings on outskirts of the city. A. the . B. a ..
D. Ø Question 7: The Government have __an inquiry to investigate bribery in local elections. A. set out in B. come up
C. put forward D. set up Question 8: Going on this diet has really me good. I’ve lost weight and I feel fantastic! A. made B. taken
D. had Question 9: You should a professional to check your house for earthquake damage. A. have B. follow
Question 10: The art of landscape architecture is almost as old of architecture itself. A. as that B. that i C. as .
D. than that Question 11: This new information has a on what you have just been saying. A. connection B. bearing
D. reference Question 12: His attitude towards us lately is ___, so I think we should talk to him.
A. tolerate B. tolerable C. tolerated D. intolerable Question 13: Our village is several metres_ sea level so it is frequently flooded A. below B. under C. above
D. along Question 14: I learned a lot about Mexican ___ when I traveled to Mexico City, and I especially liked the food and music.
A. society B. culture .: C. background D. tradition Question 15: This sort of test is supposed to be because the marking is not affected by individual preferences.
A. impersonal B. objective C. open-minded D. unspecified Question 16: Certain fish eggs contain droplets of oil, __ to float on the surface of the water. A. allowing them
B. allows them C. they are allowed
D. this allows them Question 17: 1 __early yesterday morning, so I stayed in bed till 8 o’clock. A. needn’t get up
B. didn’t need to get up C. needn’t have got up
D. shouldn’t have got up Question 18: The city libraries present a gloomy picture of the who used to flock the libraries every evening.
A. gradual reduction of readers B. gradual readers reduction
C. gradual readers of reduction D. reduction gradual readers Question 19: We not only lost all our money_
A. but came close to losing our lives also B. but also came close to losing our lives C. also came close to losing our lives as well D. also as well came close to losing our lives
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 am glad I was able to be there for my friend when her mum died. A. to offer support in time of need for
B. to cry together with C. to travel everywhere with
D. to pay a visit to Question 21: With the dawn of space exploration, the notion that atmospheric conditions on Earth may be unique in the solar system was strengthened.
A. outcome B. continuation C. beginning D. expansion
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: I would like to apologize for what I said to you the other day. I was very insensitive to you then. A. inconsiderate B. sympathetic . C. pathetic
D. thoughtless Question 23: The factory is now using much more sophisticated machines than it was when my grandpa was working there. A. modern and expensive
B. complicated but cheap C. simple and easy to use
D. difficult to operate
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Question 24: – “Hi, Biden. How have you been?”
B. Oh, pretty good. And you? D. Oh, I’ve done a lot of things.
A. I’ve been to Bangkok recently.
C. Badly. And how are you? Question 25: -“__?”
– “Not now, but I used to.” A. Won’t you have some tea C. Some more ice cream
B. Are you going to the gym D. Do you play games often
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 26 to 30.
Without a doubt, we are ruining planet Earth day by day. Although most of us are aware (26) _ _this fact, we still do very little to help. In fact, a lot of people think that this is too big of an issue to solve, and that even if they did something, nothing would change. Thankfully, the members of the Greener World association
are setting an example. They say that (27) ___ we take action immediately, the planet will be destroyed. Greener World believes that if each of us tried to reduce our carbon footprint, the difference would be much greater than we can (28) This year, Greener World are organising worldwide campaigns about ways in which everyone can help, like saving energy, buying reusable products, using (29). transport and so on. So mark it down on your calendar: next month Greener World will be visiting our town to present the benefits of owning biodiesel and hybrid cars. They are also going to address the issue of recycling as well as the use of energyefficient (30) . The event will be held outdoors and is expected to attract people from nearby towns, too.
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Question 26: A. about Question 27:A. unless Question 28: A. consider Question 29: A. community Question 30: A. tools
. B. for
B. if B. visualize B. district B. devices
C. of C. after C. suppose C. public C. plans
D. with D. although D. imagine D. private D. campaigns
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.
Italian adventurer Marco Polo traveled to China near the end of the Middle Ages. He came back to Italy in 1295, after his exciting adventures in China. After his return, he told the Italians about some really new and different things the Chinese were doing.
Something new that the Chinese were using was money crafted from paper. Paper money had been in use in China for hundreds of years when Marco Polo returned to Italy from his voyage to China and told his countrymen about it.
Why had the Chinese come to use paper money? One possible explanation is related to the supply of metal. Metal is needed to make coins, and the Chinese did not have a big supply of metal to make coins for all of the people in China. The Chinese had already invented paper, and they had already invented a method of printing on paper. When the Chinese needed something to make into money and they did not have enough metal, they used paper to make money.
And how do you think the Chinese government got the Chinese people to accept printed paper as money? The Chinese government issued an order saying that paper money it created was to be used by everyone in China. At first, people were worried that paper money would not have any value, and they did not want to use paper money. However, the government of China was a very strong government, and people
had to follow the order to use paper money. After a while, people saw that they could use paper money to buy anything, and they began to accept paper money.
Question 31: When did Marco Polo return to Italy from his trip to China?
A. At the start of the twelfth century B. At the end of the twelfth century
C. At the start of the thirteenth century D. At the end of the thirteenth century Question 32: According to paragraph 1, Marco Polo did all of the following EXCEPT
A. living in China throughout his life B. traveling outside of Italy C. paying a visit to China
D. returning to Italy after his travels Question 33: The underlined word “voyage” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to A. flight B. image
D. dream Question 34: It is NOT mentioned in paragraph 3 that the Chinese A. created a way of printing
B. mined for metals C. invented paper
. D. created paper money Question 35: According to the passage, what happened in China after some time?
A. People began to think that paper money was all right. B. People could not use paper money. C. People refused to follow the order to use paper money D. Paper money went away because people would not use it
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.
1982 was the year of information technology (IT) in Great Britain. But what exactly is IT? 85% of people polled recently had not a clue what is meant, although 53% of those polled said they thought it sounded pretty important. They were right. It is. So what is it? Well, put simply, it is the “marrying-up” of products from several key industries: computers, telephones, television, satellites. It means using microelectronics, telecommunication networks, and fiber optics to help produce, store, obtain and send information by way of words, numbers, pictures and sound more quickly and efficiently than ever before.
The impact IT is having and is going to have on our lives and work is tremendous. It is already linking the skills of the space industry with those of cable television so programmes can be beamed directly into our homes from all over the world. Armies of “steel collar” workers, the robots, will soon be working in factories doing
the boring, complex and unpleasant jobs which are at present still done by man. Television will also be used to enable customers to shop from the comfort of their homes by simply ordering via the TV screen, payment being made by direct debit of their credit cards. Home banking and the automatic booking of tickets will also be done through the television screen. Cable television which in many countries now gives a choice of dozens of channels will soon be used to protect our homes by operating burglar and fire alarms linked to police and fire stations. Computers will run our homes, controlling the heating, air conditioning and cooking systems while robots will cope with the housework. The friendly postman will be a thing of the past as the postal service and letters disappear with the electronic mail received via viewdata screens.
All these things are coming very fast and their effects will be as far-reaching as those of the industrial revolution. InfoTech is part of the technological revolution and that is with us now.
Question 36: It can be inferred from the passage that the author was
A. satisfied with the results of the poll B. unaware of the results of the poll C. surprised at people’s ignorance of the meaning of IT
D. deeply impressed with the wiseness of the British people Question 37: The first paragraph is mainly about
A. the importance of modern technology B. the key industries in the 1980s C. the British people’s knowledge of IT
D. the exact meaning of IT Question 38: The main idea of the second paragraph is probably
A. the ways to link skills of space industry with those of cable television B. the great effects IT is having and will have on our lives and work C. the future uses of computers and robots in both homes and industries
D. the comfortable life people will live in the near future Question 39: The underlined word “beamed” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to
A. sent over long distances .. B. having a big smile on the face C. sold everywhere in the world . D. controlling everyone’s life
Question 40: According to the passage, television will be used to do a lot of things EXCEPT.
A. ordering goods from shops for customers at their homes B. protecting our homes against fire and burglary C. running our homes and doing all kinds of housework
D. depositing money in a bank and withdrawing it from the bank Question 41: The underlined word “which” in the second paragraph refers to A. television screen
B. cable television C. many countries
.:: D. dozens of channels Question 42: According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. The postman has become a thing of the past. . B. View data screens are being used now to receive electronic mail.
C. Electronic mail will disappear some day. D. The postal service will not be used in the future.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: It is imperative that a graduate student maintains a grade point
А average of “B” in his major field.
Question 44: The position of the Earth’s magnetic poles is not constant but shows
A an appreciable change after year to year.
Question 45: Mass production is the manufacture of machineries and other articles
B in standard sizes and large numbers.
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: “Get in my car. I’ll take you to the station.”
A. He suggested going to the station by car.. B. He agreed to take me to the station in his car. C. He offered to take me to the station in his car. D. He ordered me to get in his car, and took me to the station. …
Question 47: Because she was irritated by her boyfriend’s lack of punctuality, she left him.
A. She left her boyfriend though he was usually punctual. B. Being irritating by her boyfriend’s lack of punctuality, she left him. C. Being irritated by her boyfriend, she punctually left him.
D. She left her boyfriend because of her irritation with his lack of punctuality. Question 48: It must have been long after midnight when his temperature was back to normal again.
A. Before midnight, he had a high temperature, and after a while, he began to feel well. B. It was almost midnight by the time his temperature was back to normal. C. It was at midnight when his temperature dropped, and he began to feel well. D. His temperature remained high until probably well after midnight.
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 tripped over the cord and fell hard. He was running across the classroom.
A. He tripped and fell hard across the classroom. B. Running across the classroom, he tripped over the cord and fell hard. C. The classroom cord made him trip over and fall hard.
D. He was crossing the classroom, and fell hard over the cord. Question 50: Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment. Others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.
A. Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment, whereas others feel that it allows more jobs to be created. B. Arguing that new technology causes unemployment, other economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created. C. Besides the argument that new technology causes unemployment, some economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created. D. Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment, so others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.
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