Read the passage below and then choose the best answer (A, B, C or D) that fits best for the gap
Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body and the mind. We all want to keep fit and look good, but too many of us take (1) ___________ the wrong sport and quickly lose interest. So now fitness experts are advising people to choose an activity that matches their character.
For instance, those (2) ______________ like to be with other people often enjoy golf or squash, or playing for a basketball, football or hockey team. (3) _____________, you may prefer to go jogging or swimming if you’re happier on your own.
Do you like competition? Then try something like running, or a racket sport such as tennis.
If, on the other hand, (4) _____________isn’t important to you, then activities like dancing can be an enjoyable (5) ______________ without the need to show you’re better than everyone else.
Finally, think about whether you find it easy to make yourself do exercise. If so, sports like weight training at home and cycling are fine. If not, book a skiing holiday, Taekwondo lessons, or a tennis court. You’re much more likely to do something you’ve already paid for!
Read the following passage and choose the best answer (A, B, C or D) for each question
Although they are safe to use in the short term, coal, gas and oil present a long term threat to the environment. All three types of fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide in far greater quantities than plants can use. The carbon dioxide then accumulates in the atmosphere and may even increase the earth’s “heat load” and lead to global rises in temperature. Furthermore, all three fossil fuels are non-renewable forms of energy.
Geothermal power is unlikely ever to be an energy source of major importance. It is limited and is exploitable in only a few places. Hydro-power offers a much more useful source of energy. It is also renewable but its availability is limited. Dams cannot be built in certain areas. Wind power is a pollution-free source of energy but it cannot be used in many parts of the world where there is insufficient wind. Wave power is non - polluting and doesn’t add to the earth’s heat but it is ineffective where the sea is usually calm.
Solar power is renewable. It neither causes pollution nor adds to the earth’s heat load. Unfortunately, solar power is not distributed equally and it also requires expensive equipment. Finally, nuclear power provides a very efficient and renewable power source. However, not only is there a great danger of leaks or accidents but there is also the problem of the disposal of radioactive waste.
The threat caused by fossil fuels in the long term is _____________.
Geothermal power is less popular than other renewable sources of energy because ___________.
It is worrying to use nuclear power because __________.
What is NOT true about the reading passage?
The word “accumulates” in the passage is closest in meaning to ________.
Choose one word in A, B, C, or D to complete the following sentences
When finishing an undergraduate course successfully, students can get a ________.
Scholars believe that there are still relics buried under the tomb and awaiting __________.
Neil Armstrong, the first person to _____ foot on the moon, reported that the surface of the moon was fine and powdery.
The top three world sports ____are apparently the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup and the Rugby World Cup.
Everybody agreed that the party was a big _______.
The school uses a combination of modern and _____ methods for teaching reading.
Harriet Shaw was the name of the girl _______ he wanted to give a valentine’s present to.
Your sister doesn’t like coffee, _______?
Cat Ba is also rich of cultural festivals and traditions that are highly potential for _______ and development.
It is not easy at all to get a good job without any___________ qualifications.
All the students ______ for their academic transcripts all this week, but they ______ them yet.
He said that if he had more free time, he ________ me the following day.
Let’s have a pizza, _________?
I ___ for the university’s reply about entry requirements for a whole week. I hope to receive it soon.
________ trees around the house on the south and west sides, they can save up to about $250 a year on cooling and heating.
The Citadel of the Ho Dynasty is the only stone citadel in Southeast Asia __________ of large limestone blocks.
If you try to mix oil and water, the oil _________ to the top and the water to the bottom.
Te first book __________ on my summer reading list is “War and Peace”.
Take a short break! You ________ all day.
Some of the participants ________ to the conference couldn’t come because of the bad weather.
Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words
Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words: screw, screechy, scream, screen
Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words: rugby, nearby, cycling, apply
Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words: strength, event, athlete, wrestling
Circle the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words
Circle the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words: official, cycling, become, aquatic
Circle the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words: advance, gymnasium, solidarity, variety
Circle the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words: nation, gather, facilities, stadium
Choose the sentence A, B, C or D which is closest in meaning to the printed one
We bought two bicycles. Neither of them worked well.
Without my tutor’s help, I couldn’t have made such a good speech.
Nobody has cleaned the room for three months.
Now people believe that lifelong learning is the key to success. Today’s labour market is competitive and demanding.