Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of following exchanges.
John and Mike are talking about Mike’s new car.
Nancy and James are talking about their school days.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differ from 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 word whose underlined part differs from 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(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions
Heavily contaminated with wastes from nearly factories, the water in this river is not suitable for daily use.
There is an increase in the prevalence of electronic books as more people are turning to digitalised reading materials.
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
Despite the traffic hold-ups, we were able to arrive at the airport in the nick of time just before the check-in counter closed.
The research findings were reliable since modern technology was used to increase the precision of the sampling procedure.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Parents often advise their children to study hard in the hope that they will _______ success in the future.
We know that we are at fault for our third consecutive defeat, so there is no need to _______ salt into the wound.
It is believed that travelling is a good way to expand our _______ of the world.
The students’ plan for a musical show to raise money for charity received ______ support ________ from the school administrators.
Andrian got surprisingly high grades in the final exam. He ______ his lessons very carefully.
Sue rarely misses a chance to do voluntary work, ________?
If he didn’t have to work today, he _____ his children to the zoo.
Maria decided ________ her education after a gap year.
The school drama club is _________ a play for the school’s anniversary, which is due to take place next month.
Many people head for the countryside where the flat ________ of fields helps them escape from the hectic city life.
Only after the bus ____ for a few miles did Jane realise she was on the wrong route.
Despacito, ______ over four billion times on YouTube, is one of the most favourite songs among teenagers worldwide.
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 23 to 27.
The knock-on effect of volunteering on the lives of individuals can be profound. Voluntary work helps foster independence and imparts the ability to deal with different situations, often simultaneously, thus teaching people how to (23) ______ their way through different systems. It therefore brings people into touch with the real world; and, hence, equips them for the future.
Initially, young adults in their late teens might not seem to have the expertise or knowledge to impart to other that say a teacher or an agriculturalist or a nurse would have, (24) ______ they do have many skills that can help others. And in the absence of any particular talent, their energy and enthusiasm can be harnessed for the benefit (25) _____ their fellow human beings, and ultimately themselves. From all this, the gain to any communitty no matter how many volunteers are involved is (26) __________.
Employers will generally look favorably on people (27) _________ have shown an ability to work as part of a team. It demonstrates a willingness to learn and an independent spirit, which would be desirable qualities in any employee.
(Adapted from “IELTS Testbuilder 2” by Sam McCarter)
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 28 to 34.
There are many African tribes but, for many people, the Masai are the most well-known. They are famous for their bright read clothing and their ceremonies with lots of music and dancing. Probably, one of the most colorful ceremonies is the festival of “Eunoto,” when the teenage boys of the Masai become men.
Eunoto lasts for many days and Masai people travel across the region to get to a special place near the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The teenage boys who travel with them are called “warriors”. This is a traditional name from the past when young men fought whith other tribes.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the teenagers paint their bodies while their mothers start to build a place called the “Osingira,” a sacred room in the middle of the celebrations. Later, the senior elders from different tribes will sit inside this place and, at different times, the boys go inside to meet them. Later in the day, the boys run around the Osingira, going faster and faster each time.
The teenagers also have to alter their appearance at Eunoto. Masai boys’ hair is very long before the ritual but they have to cut it off. In Masai culture, hair is an important symbol. For example, when a baby grows into an infant, the mother cuts the child’s hair and gives the child a name. At a Masai wedding, the hair of the bride is also cut off as she becomes a woman. And so, at Eunoto, the teenage boy’s mother cuts his hair off at sunrise.
On the final day, the teenagers meet the senior elders one more time. They get this advice: “Now you are men, use your heads and knowledge.” Then, people start to travel back to their homes and lands. The teenagers are no longer warriors. They are adult men and now they will get married and have children. Later in life, they will be the leaders of their communities.
What is the passage mainly about?
The word “warriors” in paragraph 2 mostly means__________
The word “them” in paragraph 3 refers to ________
According to the paragraph 3, the Osingira is built by ________.
The word “alter” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _________.
According to the passage, what do the teenage boys to the Eunoto?
According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
Read the following the passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each to the questions from 35 to 42.
In this modern world where closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are everywhere and smartphones in every pocket, the routine filming of everyday life is becoming pervasive. A number of countries are rolling out body cams for police officers; other public-facing agencies such as schools, councils and hospitals are also experimenting with cameras for their employees. Private citizens are getting in on the act too: cyclists increasingly wear headcams as a deterrent to aggressive drivers. As camera technology gets smaller and cheaper, it isn't hard to envisage a future where we're all filming everything all the time, in every direction.
Would that be a good thing? There are some obvious potential upsides. If people know they are on camera, especially when at work or using public services, they are surely less likely to misbehave. The available evidence suggests that it discourages behaviours such as vandalism. Another upside is that it would be harder to get away with crimes or to evade blame for accidents.
But a world on camera could have subtle negative effects. The deluge of data we pour into the hands of Google, Facebook and others has already proved a mixed blessing. Those companies would no doubt be willing to upload and curate our body-cam data for free, but at what cost to privacy and freedom of choice?
Body-cam data could also create a legal mineíield. Disputes over the veracity and interpretation of police footage have already surfaced. Eventually, events not caught on camera could be treated as if they didn't happen. Altematively, footage could be faked or doctored to dodge blame or incriminate others.
Of course, there's always the argument that if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. But most people have done something embarrassing, or even illegal, that they regret and would prefer they hadn't been caught on film. People already censor their social media feeds - or avoid doing anything incriminating in public - for fear of damaging their reputation. Would ubiquitous body cams have a further chilling effect on our freedom?
The always-on-camera world could even threaten some of the attributes that make us human. We are natural gossips and backbiters, and while those might not be desirable behaviours, they oil the wheels of our social interactions. Once people assume they are being filmed, they are likely to clam up.
The argument in relation to body-cam ownership is a bit like that for guns: once you go past a critical threshold, almost everyone will feel they need one as an insurance policy. We are nowhere near that point yet - but we should think hard about whether we really want to say "lights, body cam, action."
(Adapted from https://www.newscientist.com)
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word "envisage" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to____________.
As mentioned in paragraph 2, misbehaviour can be discouraged if potential offenders ___________.
The phrase "a mixed blessing" in paragraph 3 probably means_________.
What does the author imply in paragraph 3?
It is stated in paragraph 4 that unrecorded events __________.
According to paragraph 5, why do social media users already act more carefully online?
The word "they" in paragraph 6 refers to________.
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.
"You should take better care of your health," said Tom's mother.
They report that soil pollution has seriously threatened the livelihood of many local farmers.
My friend has stopped eating fast food.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
It was the year 2003 that Vietnam hosted the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) for the first time.
The keynote speaker started with some complementary remarks about the organisers of the conference, and then proceeded with her speech.
My classmates is going on a trip to Cuc Phuong National Park this weekend.
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.
Lucy paid a visit to the local orphanage. She then decided to donate part of her savings to the children there.
Laura practised playing the instrument a lot. She could hardly improve her performance.