Choose the correct option (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
Choose the correct option (A, B, C, or D) to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: islet, island, aisle, system.
Choose the correct option (A, B, C, or D) to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: dome, dosage, ecosystem, tomb.
Choose the correct option to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: peasant, decrease, leaves, peaceful.
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
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: familiar, generate, assignment, pollutant.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: overcrowded, inhabitant, geography, convenient.
Mark the letter to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: prevent, injure, sugar, fitness.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
There is a strange paradox to the success of the Asian education model. On the one hand, class sizes are huge by Western standards with between 30 and 40 students per class, in countries like Japan and Korea. On the other hand, school children in developed Asian economies rank among the highest in the world for academic achievement in the areas of science and mathematics, especially on standardised tests. Meanwhile, British secondary school students fail to shine in conditions most educational researchers would say are far more likely to help them succeed.
Classroom management seems to be easier in places like Korea, and perhaps lessons are more effective as a direct consequence. After all, we are only too aware of the decline in discipline standards in our own school: belligerent and disrespectful students appear to be the norm these days. Teachers in Britain seem powerless to control what happens anymore. Surely this situation cannot create a very effective learning environment, so perhaps the number of students is far less relevant than is the manner in which they conduct themselves.
But there are other factors to consider, too. There is the home environment. The traditional family unit still remains relatively intact in Korea. Few children come from broken homes, so there is a sense of security, safety and trust both at home and at school. In Britain meanwhile, one in every two marriages fails and divorce rates are sky high. Perhaps children struggle to cope with unstable family conditions and their only way to express their frustration is by misbehaving at school.
But while the Japanese, Korean and Asian models generally do seem to produce excellent results, the statistics don’t tell the whole truth. You see, behind those great maths and science scores, there is a quite remarkable work ethic. Asian students tend to put their education before literally everything else. They do very few extracurricular activities and devote far more time to their studies than their British peers.
There has been a lot of attention and praise given to these Asian models and their “impressive” statistics of late. And without question, some of this praise is justified, but it seems to be a case of two extremes in operation here. At one end, there is the discipline and unbelievably hard work ethic of the Asian students – success in education before all else. At the other end, British students at times appear careless and extremely undisciplined by comparison, but at least they Do have the free time to enjoy their youth and explore their interests. Is either system better outright? Or is it perhaps about time we stopped comparing and started trying to combine the best bits of both, so that we can finally offer our students a balanced, worthwhile education?
The word “They” in paragraph 4 refers to_______.
British secondary school students_______.
What can be implied from the writer’s opinion of the two educational systems discussed?
The traditional family unit_______.
What does the writer mean when he says there is a “paradox” in the Asian education model?
What does the writer suggest might make lessons in Korean schools more successful than in Britain?
The word “unstable ” in paragraph 3 can be best replaced by_______.
According to the writer, Asian students_______.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions
Mark the letter to indicate the word SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s): The small white flowers are my favorite. They give off a wonderful honey smell.
Mark the letter to indicate the word SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s): As a result of sophisticated technology, this device has several advantages over other products.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions
Mark the letter to indicate the underlined part that needs correction: (A) are (B) to lead (C) blind must be (D), intelligent and calm.
Mark the letter to indicate the underlined part that needs correction: He (A) us about the (B) he (C) stayed the (D).
Mark the letter to indicate the underlined part that needs correction: The assumption that (A) has bad (B) (C) our health (D).
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges
Mary and Jane are classmates. They are talking about Mary’s new hairstyle.
- Jane: What an attractive hairstyle you have got, Mary! - Mary: _______
A mother is complaining to her son that his room gets dusty.
- Mother: Haven’t you tidied up your room yet? - Son: _______
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions
They never made us do anything we didn’t want to do.
The worker only called off the strike after a new pay offer.
"Don't forget to give the book back to Mary", said he.
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
Transport plays an important role in our daily lives and in the quality of life in our city. Moreover, the individual decisions we make when we choose how to (25)_______our destination can have an impact (26) _____other people – longer traffic queues, worsening air quality, greater number of accidents and health problems. Providing more transport options will create a transport system that is safe, clean and fair.
Increasing use of the car has led to greater (27) ____ of the impact it has and the real cost to us – for our health, for the economy and for the environment. We want our city to become a successful, cosmopolitan city by the sea, (28) _______people can enjoy a high quality of life in a pleasant environment. To (29)_______this we need to make sure everyone has access to the services and facilities they need, through a choice of as many different means of transport as possible.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
______that Jane was able to retire at the age of 50.
My supervisor is angry with me. I didn’t do all the work I _______ last week.
I _______along the street when I suddenly heard footsteps behind me.
It is imperative that he _______ the school regulations.
______, the more terrible the terrorism will become.
Mr. Brown was obliged to pay damages to his neigbours in _______for the devastations his pet dogs made in their garden.
Don’t _______to conclusions, we don’t yet know all the relevant facts.
Losing my job was a great shock, but I think I’m _______ it.
The biggest company in our local area is _______the verge of bankruptcy.
Mark enjoys having fun by causing trouble. He’s a very _______ boy.
He spent the entire night thinking and in the end _______a brilliant idea.