Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of following exchanges.
Silas is talking to his roommate, Salah, about the Olympic Games.
Laura is telling Bob about her exam results.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Thanks to highly sophisticated technology, scientists have made many important discoveries in different fields.
It is firmly believed that books are a primary means for disseminating knowledge and information.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
With price increases on most necessities, many people have to tighten their belt for fear or getting into financial difficulties.
Today the number of start-ups in Vietnam is mounting as the government has created favourable conditions for them to develop their business.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs form the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs form the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
It __________ to reason that Jason passed the exam with flying colours on account of his working hard during the term.
Our father suggested ______ to Da Nang for this summer holiday.
The patients _________ with the new drud showed better signs of recovery than those receiving conventional medicine.
Only after she _______ from a severe illness did she realise the importance of the good.
Several measures have been proposed to _________ the problem of unemployment among university graduates.
There is no excuse for your late submission! You ______ the report by last Friday.
The presenter started his speech with a few _______ jokes to build rapport with the audience.
It is advisable that the aprrentice should be _________ to learn the ins and outs of the new jobs.
Mary rarely uses social networks, __________ ?
Candidates are advised to dress formally to make good ______ on job interviewers.
If Martin were here now, he ________ us to solve this difficult problem.
You shouldn’t lose heart; success often comes to those who are not ______ by failures.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that need correction in each of the following questions.
It concerns many sociologists that inadequate parents skills may lead to an increase in the number of incidents of juvenile delinquency.
It is the ASEAN Para Games that disabled athletes have an opportunity to have their talents and efforts recognised.
Teenagers is greatly influenced by not only their parents but also their peers.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
I find it useful to join the sports club.
It it believed that modern farming methods have greatly improved farmers’ lives.
"Would you like to go to the show with me?" Anna said to Bella.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Mary left home to start an independent life. She realised how much her family meant to her.
Kate completed her higher education. She then decided to travel the world before getting a job.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.
Urban development is having a direct impact on the weather in many cities worldwide. It has been noticed that the difference (31) ________ temperature is usually greater at night and the phenomenon occurs in both winter and summer. Experts agree that this is due to urban development, when open green spaces are replaced with asphalt roads and tall brick or concrete buildings. These materials retain heat generated by the Sun and release it through the night. In Atlanta, in the US, this has even led to thunderstorms (32) ________ occur in the morning rather than, as is more common, in the afternoon.
Large cities around the world are adopting strategies to combat this issue (33) ______ it is not uncommon to find plants growing on top of roofs or down the walls of large buildings. In Singapore, the government has (34) ________ to transform it into a “city within a garden” and, in 2006, they held an international competition calling for entries to develop a master plan to help bring this about. One outcome was the creation of 18 “Supertrees” – metal constructions resembling very tall trees. Each one is a vertical freestanding garden and is (35) ______ to exotic plants and ferns. They also contain solar panels used to light the trees at night and also containers to collect rainwater, making them truly self-sufficient.
(Adapt from “The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS”)
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42.
A letter of application is a sales letter in which you are both salesperson and product, for the purpose of an application is to attract an employer’s attention and persuade him or her to grant you an interview. To do this, the letter presents what you can offer the employer, rather than what you want from the job.
Like a résumé, the letter of application is a sample of your work and an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and personality. If it is writen with flair and understanding and prepared with professional care, it is likely to be very effective. While the résumé must be factual, objective, and brief, the letter is your chance to interpret and expand. It should state explicitly how your background relates to the specific job, and it should emphasise your strongest and most relevant characteristics. The letter should demonstrate that you know both yourself and the company.
The letter of application must communicate your ambition and enthusiasm. Yet it must be modest. It should be neither aggressive nor compliant: neither pat yourself on the back nor ask for sympathy. It should never express dissatisfaction with the present or former job and emplyer. And you should avoid discussing your reasons for leaving your last job.
Finally, it is best that you not broach the subject on salary. Indeed, even if a job advertisement requires that you mention your salary requirements, it is advisable simply to call them “negotiable”. However, when you go an interview, you should be prepared to mention a salary range. For this reason, you should investigate both your field, and if possible, the particular company. You don’t want to ask for less than you deserve or more than is reasonable.
(Adapted from “Select Readings – Intermediate”)
What is the passage mainly about?
According to paragraph 1, in a letter of application, the applicant tries to __________.
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to ___________
The word “explicitly” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _________
According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE about a letter of application?
The word “broach” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _________
According to paragraph4, in a job interview, the applicant should be ready to _________.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 43 to 50.
Henry is the undisputed star of Dronfield School near Sheffield. Whatever the achievements of other members of the comprehensive school, it is Henry, with his soulful eyes and glossy hair, who has hogged the limelight, appearing on television in Britain and abroad. Yet despite all the public adulation, Henry stirs up no envy or resentment among 2000 students – in fact, they all adore him. The dog, who first arrived six months ago, is a super dog, who has improved students’ behaviour and encouraged more students to focus on their academic achievement.
Adrew Wainwright, a student at Dronfield School, says there is something magical and calming about being able to interact with Henry during his time at the school’s catch-up classes, and that if he falls behind, that opportunity will be denied. Even doubting staff have finally been won round. Perhaps that is because Henry, who lies on the floor during staff meetings, has also had a calming effect on them.
It was Andrew’s teacher, Wendy Brown and the school counsellor, Julie Smart, who first proposed buying a school dog. “Julie and I were talking one day about how looking after dogs can positively affect children’s conduct,” say Brown. “We did some research and discovered that the presence of pets has been shown to be therapeutic. A number of studies have shown that animals improve recovery after surgery or illness and have a calming influence on people in a lot of settings. Some of my kids can be a handful and some of the children Julie coursels have terrible problems.”
Could the school dog become a craze? Other schools such as the Mulberry Bush, a primary school for children with behavioural problems, have stepped forward to point out they already have one. Rosie Johnston, a Mulberry staff member has been bringing her golden retriever, Muskoka, into school for three years. Apart from being a calming influence, Muskoka even plays his part in literacy lessons. Children at the school can be too shy to read to adults so they read to Muskoka. “Their anxiety about mispronouncing something or getting the words in the wrong oder is reduced when they read to him,” says Johnston.
Psychologist Dr Deborad Wells from Queen’s University Belfast specialises in animal-human interaction. She believes that underlying key to the Henry effect is that dogs offer unconditional loeve and that cheers up adults and children and helps with self-esteem. But traditionalist Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools says. “I don’t see why a teacher cannot create a positive learning environment through the subject they teach and their personality. Dogs strike me as a bit of a publicity stunt. It’s kind of sentimetal story journalists love.” Despite this sentiment, Henry remains as popular as ever.
Which of the followinng best serves as the title for the passage?
The word “adulation” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _________.
The phrase “a handful” in paragraph 3 is probably descriptive of a child who is _____.
Which of the following is mentioned in paragraph 3 as a potential impact of keeping a pet?
The word “one” in paragraph 4 refers to ________
According to paragraph 4, which of the following is one of the roles played by Muskoka at the Mulberry Bush?
Which of the following best summaries Chris Woodhead’s viewpoint in paragraph 5?
Which of the following is implied in the passage?