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. worksheet B. scary C. aware D. sculpture Question 2:A. disoriented B. cosmopolitan C. argumentative D. categorical
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. reprimand B. expedition C. recommend D. eliminate Question 4: A. cabbage B. massage C. damage D. vintage
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: – “May I speak to your manager Mr Williams at five o’clock tonight?”..
– “I’m sorry. Mr Williams to a conference long before then.” A. will have gone
B. had gone C. would have gone
. D. has gone Question 6: Although _ _cold climates, they can thrive in hot, dry climates as well. A. sheep adapted well
. B. well-adapted sheep C. sheep, well adapted to
D. sheep are well adapted to Question 7: It is impossible to say at what point along the continuum a becomes a separate language. A. dialect
B. tongue C. speech
D. communication Question 8: They had a conversation to solve some misunderstandings. A. mouth-to-mouth
B. face-to-face C. head-to-head
D. heart-to-heart Question 9: He was very upset when the boss passed him
and promoted a newcomer to the assistant’s job. A. by B. up
C. aside :: D. over Question 10: John’s outstanding performance in the competition proved that he was a_ winner. A. worthwhile B. worthy
Question 11: The decision the next problem was how to make a good plan. A. has been made
B. was being made C. having been made
D. be making Question 12: The professor’s talk has indicated that science has a very strong _ on everyday life of non-scientists as well as scientists.
A. motivation B. perspective C. impression D. impact Question 13: Liquid water has fewer hydrogen bonds than ice, so more molecules can occupy the same space, making liquid water than ice. A. more dense
B. is more dense C. more than dense
D. as more dense Question 14: Human facial expressions differ from those of animals in the degree to which they can be
controlled and modified. A. deliberately B. noticeably C. delicately . D. instinctively Question 15: Deborah is going to take extra lessons to what she missed while she was away.
A. catch up on B. cut down on C. put up with D. take up with Question 16: You were very rude to Uncle Tom. Don’t you think you should apologize
_ him? A. with B. to
: D. before Question 17: His camera was because he had brought it into the country illegally. A. confiscated B. deprived . C. extorted
D. subtracted Question 18: have made communication faster and easier through the use of email and the Internet is widely recognized. A. It is that computers
B. That computers C. Computers that
D. That it’s computers Question 19: , the more worried I felt. A. The darker it got
B. When it got darker C. Getting darker and darker
D. Darker and darker it got
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: Notwithstanding her parents’ lack of interest, Anne became an excellent concert pianist. A. Because of
B. In spite of C. An example of
D. On grounds of
Question 21: Tourists today flock to see the two falls that actually constitute Niagara Falls. They are so popular. A. expect what they will see
B. arrive by plane C. pay a visit out of curiosity
D. come in large numbers
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’m a bit wary of giving people my address when I don’t know them very well. A. trustful B. upset
D. supportive Question 23: Before the construction of the railroad, it was prohibitively expensive to transport any goods across the mountains.
A. determinedly B. incredibly C. affordably D. amazingly
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “I can’t believe that you did it.”
A. What’s your opinion about it? I B. I’m sorry. It’s my fault. C. That’s awful! Too bad!
D. It might be somebody’s error. Question 25: – “Would you mind if I turned down the volume?”
A. Yes, turn it down. C. No, no. Please do it.
B. Yes, I wouldn’t mind. D. No. Don’t turn it down.
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.
Mass tourism involves huge numbers of people going to the same resort often at the same time of year. It is a popular form of tourism and is often (26) through ready-made holiday packages. The traditional sun, sea and sand holiday to the Spanish Costas is an example of mass tourism, Specialised tourism is the provision of customised tourism (27) that cater to the specific interests of groups and individuals. An individualised tour itinerary with a chauffeur and your own tour guide is an example of specialised tourism.
There are three (28)_ reasons why people travel – for leisure, for business or to visit friends and relatives. Destinations are often geared towards one type of tourism; for example a beach resort will appeal mainly to leisure tourists, (29) a purpose-built conference resort will appeal mainly to business tourists. Business tourists tend to visit urban areas whereas leisure visitors tend to find countryside
locations offer the best facilities for recreational activities. Those visiting friends and relatives have no control (30) the nature of the destination they will visit; it will very much depend on where the people they are visiting live.
(www.cambridge.org > files > Travel_and…)
Question 26: A. sold Question 27: A. businesses Question 28: A. central Question 29: A. since Question 30: A. with
B. offered B. actions B. main B. for B. over
C. presented C. activities C. essential C. where C. for
D. given D. travels D. core D. whereas D. on
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 study by St. Louis University has found that a lovable dog named Sparky and a robotic dog, AIBO, were about equally effective at reducing the loneliness of nursing home residents. The study confirmed previous findings that dogs have a good effect on nursing home residents.
Dr. Andrew Smith led the Stanford University team that built a home-assistance robot. “If humans can feel an emotional tie with robots, some day they could be not just our assistants, but also our companions,” he said.
To test whether residents responded better to Sparky, a trained dog, or the Sonymade robotic dog, researchers divided 38 nursing home residents into three groups at three long-term care centers in St. Louis. One group had weekly 30-minute oneon-one visits with Sparky; another group had similar visits with AIBO; a control group had no contact with either dog. The groups’ respective levels of loneliness were tested by having them answer a number of questions at the beginning and near the end of the visits.
After two months, both groups that had contact with the dogs were less lonely and more attached. Most of the elderly regarded Sparky, a 9-year-old dog, as an audience for their life stories, said investigator Marian Banks. “He listened attentively, wagged his tail, and allowed them to pet him,” said Banks, who adopted and trained Sparky after finding him in a street behind her home seven years ago.
Those who were together with AIBO took a little longer to warm up to the robotic creature. Over time, however, they grew comfortable with him, and petted and talked to him. He would respond by wagging his tail, vocalizing, and blinking his lights.
“AIBO is charming once you start to interact with him,” said the study’s author, Dr. William Banks, “He’s an attractive sort of guy. He gives a feeling of being personal, not just a robot.”
(www.startribune.com > in-the-future-a-robotic-rover)
Question 31: Before the new study, it was known that
A. robots were effective at reducing people’s loneliness B. robots could build close connection with humans C. dogs could help get rid of old people’s loneliness
D. dogs and robots were equally effective at reducing loneliness Question 32: The underlined word “attached” in the passage most probably means
A. friendly B. surprised . . C. confused D. faithful Question 33: Those who had contact with the robotic dog found that in
A. they didn’t feel comfortable with it B. it was hard for them to interact with it. C. they weren’t comfortable with it at first
D. the robot’s vocalizing and blinking confused them Question 34: The findings of the researchers tell us that
A. robots are better at caring for old people than nurses B. robots can to some degree replace dogs as companions for old people C. it’s easy for people to become close with robots
D. every home will have a robot assistant one day Question 35: What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Robots Serve People Better than Thought B. No More Lonely Old Age with Emotional Robots C. Advanced Technology Used to Cheer up the Elderly D. Robots and Dogs can Equally Cheer up the Elderly
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.
Current estimates indicate that roughly 83 million people are being added to the world’s population every year. Even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline, the global population is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to the medium-variant projection.
The UN Population Division collaborates closely with the agencies, funds, programmes and bodies of the United Nations system in the implementation of the work programme on population and in the follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development. United Nations missions, national Government offices, United Nations offices, researchers, media representatives and the public regularly consult the Population Division regarding population estimates and projections, and information and analyses on population and development issues.
At its thirty-eighth session, the Statistical Commission requested the United Nations Statistics Division and other international agencies to increase their technical assistance to national statistical offices in order to strengthen national capacity for the implementation of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses. In addition, the Commission requested countries to begin implementation of the revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works with many partners, both within and outside the United Nations system, including Governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society, faith-based organizations, religious leaders and others, to achieve its mission. To better respond to local needs, UNFPA increasingly devotes resources to country-led efforts, placing emphasis on country-focused and countryled implementation to achieve improved results, at the same time addressing mutual accountability and strengthening harmonization and alignment.
UNFPA works to support family planning by: ensuring a steady, reliable supply of quality contraceptives; strengthening national health systems, advocating for policies supportive of family planning; and gathering data to support this work. UNFPA also provides global leadership in increasing access to family planning, by convening partners – including governments – to develop evidence and policies, and by offering programmatic, technical and financial assistance to developing countries.
Question 36: The word “fertility” in the first paragraph refers to the rate of _ A. growth B. death
C. birth D. marriage Question 37: According to paragraph 2, it is implied that the population Division
A. works in good cooperation with other organizations working on population B. provides valid and reliable information and analysis on population issues C. helps with the implementation of the work programme on population
D. regularly makes population estimates and projections as well as analysis Question 38: The underlined word “its” in paragraph 3 refers to
A. the Statistical Commission’s B. the United Nations Statistics Division’s C. the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses’ D. the International Conference on Population and Development’s
Question 39: Which of the following is the role played by the United Nations Statistics Division?
A. providing technical assistance in statistics B. implementing the World Programme on Population C. implementing the Recommendations for Population
D. gathering statistics for Housing Censuses Question 40: According to the passage, UNFPA does NOT
A. cooperate with partners within United Nations B. cooperate with non-governmental organizations C. do anything with mutual accountability
D. provide financial aid for female students Question 41: The underlined word “advocating” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to
B. agreeing C. supporting D. protecting Question 42: Which of the following does UNFPA NOT do to support family planning?
A. ensure supply of quality contraceptives B. strengthen harmonization C. offer financial assistance D. strengthen national health systems
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 43: The various parts of the body require so different surgical skills that many
surgical specialties have developed.
Question 44: Many birds will, in the normal course of their migration, flying more than
three thousand miles to reach their winter homes.
Question 45: An unexpected raise in the cost of living as well as a decline in employment
с opportunities resulted in the rapid creation of new programmes for the unemployed.
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: “How smart you are, boy!” she said.
A. She asked how smart the boy was. B. She told the boy that he was smart. C. She exclaimed that the boy was so smart.
D. The boy said to her that he was so smart. Question 47: I have persuaded Tom to become the new secretary of the club.
A. I am considering Tom for the job of the secretary of the club. B. I asked Tom to be the secretary of the club and Tom agreed. C. Tom is wondering whether to accept to be the secretary of the club.
D. Tom begged to become the secretary of the club. Question 48: I ended up being punctual for the meeting despite having missed the train.
A. Although I didn’t manage to catch the train, I still arrived on time for the meeting. B. If I had not taken the train, I might not have arrived so late for the meeting. C. I surely would have got to the meeting on time if I had been able to catch the train. D. I preferred to take the train, but nonetheless, I managed to be on time for the meeting.
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: Robinson Crusoe discovered the print of a foot on the sand. He was puzzled.
A. Robinson Crusoe discovered the print of a foot on the sand where he was puzzled. B. When Robinson Crusoe discovered the print of a foot on the sand, he was puzzled. C. Robinson Crusoe was puzzled if he discovered the print of a foot on the sand. D. Robinson Crusoe discovered the print of a foot on the sand, but he was
puzzled. Question 50: From time to time, what is best for society is not always good for an individual living in that society.
A. What is best for individuals is always suitable for the society they live in. B. If everyone acted in his or her own best interest, there wouldn’t be any conflict within the society. C. It is impossible for an individual to accept the rules of the society he or she lives in. D. Sometimes there is a conflict between the benefits of a society and an individual living in that society.
6.D 16.B 26.B 36. 46.C 6.D 16.B 26. D 36.C 46. B 6.D 16.C 26. B 36.C 46.0 6.A 16.D 26. 36. B 46. C 6. A 16.A 26.C 36.A 46. 6.D 16.B 26. A 36. C 46. C 6.A 16.A 26.D 36. A 46. B 6.B 16.D 26.B 36.D 46.B 6.C 16.B 26.B 36. B 46. C