Read the passage and complete the sentences. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet
Once there were lots of pandas in the mountains of Western China. Today they are becoming extinct. The reason is they cannot find enough food. Pandas eat bamboo leaves. They do not like another food. The bamboo grows very slowly. It can take ten years for a bamboo to grow from a seed to a big plant. Some types of bamboo have seeds only once every 60 years. Pandas must wait many years for their food to grow. While the bamboo is growing, pandas do not have enough leaves to eat. Farmers are using more and more of the land on the mountain side to grow food for man. The farmers cut down the bamboo. Bamboo leaves become less plentiful. Pandas cannot find enough food to eat. They starve and die. China and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are trying to save the pandas. In 1979 they began to set up special parks where pandas can live. One such park is the Wolong Reserve in Sichuan. The Wolong Reserve has the highest number of pandas in the world. Scientists come here to study the pandas’ eating and mating habits. By learning more about the pandas’ habits, scientists can save them from extinction.
What is the main food of pandas?
How long does it take a bamboo to grow into a big plant?
Why do farmers cut bamboo trees?
What do scientists do to save pandas from extinction?
What does the word “They” refer to?
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to best completes the passage
The Meadow Park Zoo, which (6) ______ three months ago, is already attracting large numbers of visitors. The new zoo is quite small, compared with other similar (7) _____. You won’t find any large and dangerous animals such as lions or tigers in cages. Instead, there is a children’s zoo, where children can handle little animals like rabbits and (8) ______. They can also have rides on a camel or an elephant. The zoo had a working farm, too, with cows, sheep, ducks and chickens. Lots of children from cities don’t understand what happens (9) ______ a farm. It’s important (10) ______ them to see for themselves where their milk and eggs come from.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the sentence that has the closest meaning to the given one
It was only because his wife helped him that he was able to finish his book.
I didn’t know that Lam had to get up early, so I didn’t wake him.
Unless this biodiversity were maintained, marine life would be at stake.
They have robbed the bank near my house.
“Would you like to come to my birthday party, Mary?” said Mike.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences
Choose the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part: The floor was covered with tiny pieces of paper.
Choose the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part: We had an accidental meeting with an old friend at the party last night.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences
Choose the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: Contamination is threatening the park and many species of animals living in it.
Choose the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: The society was set up to preserve endangered species from extinction.
Choose the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: People in this region cultivate mainly rice and vegetables.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose from the best answer to complete each sentence
_____, he kept on smoking.
These flowers are fresh. They ______ from the garden.
John: I’m really tired. ______ resting before we go out?
- Claire: That’s good idea. I’m tired too.
She sometimes does not have enough time to take care _______her old parents.
Nearly 1,000 of the world's bird species are threatened with ________.
At the weekend, the beach is often crowded ______ people.
Ann: “Would you like to have lunch with us?”
- Beck: “______.”
I will never talk to you again ______ you apologize to me ______ your being so rude.
Many plants and animals can be used as medicine _____ cancer, AIDS and other sicknesses.
The teacher had divided the students ______ small groups before they did their task.
Sperm whale populations are at risk ______ hunting and their accidental entrapment in fishing nets.
Some plants and animals are referred to as ______ organisms because they are extremely small.
These plants cannot ______ in your garden. It never gets any sun.
Sperm whales are ______, which means they eat meat.
______ air makes people unpleasant to breathe.
Lan: I'm leaving for lunch. ______?
- Mai: Thanks, but I can't right now. I'm really busy.
Some animals are on the ______ of becoming extinct.
If I had had enough money, I ______ a dictionary.
I ______ to parties very often.
I think you ______ apologize for your bad behaviour.