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 first each of the numbered blanks from 1 to 5.
Nowadays people are more aware that wildlife all over the world is in (1)________. Many species of animals are threatened, and could easily become (2)________. if we do not make an effort to protect them. In some cases, animals are hunted for their fur or for other valuable parts of their bodies. Some birds, such as parrots, are
caught (3)________. and sold as pets. For many animals and birds the problem is that their habitat - the place
where they live - is disappearing. More land is used for farms, for houses or industry, and there are fewer open spaces than there once were. Farmers use powerful chemicals to help them to grow better crops, but these chemicals pollute the environment and (4)________. wildlife. The most successful animals on earth - human beings - will soon be the only ones (5)________., unless we can solve this problem.
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.
Important features of dehydrated foods are their lightness in weight and their compactness.
Many people criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of some high-ranked officials.
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.
‘What I’ve got to say to you now is strictly off the record and most certainly not for publication,’ said the government official to the reporter.
These were the people who advocated using force to stop school violence.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Minh: “My first English test was not as good as I expected.” - Thomas: “_______.”
Susan: “_______.” - Peter: “No, thanks. I‟m not hungry.”
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet 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 on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in the pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Read the following pasage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
As heart disease continues to be the number-one killer in the United States, researchers have become increasingly interested in identifying the potential risk factors that trigger heart attacks. High-fat diets and "life in the fast lane" have long been known to contribute to the high incidence of heart failure. But according to new studies, the list of risk factors may be significantly longer and quite surprising.
Heart failure, for example, appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. A higher percentage of heart attacks occur in cold weather, and more people experience heart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. In addition, people are more susceptible to heart attacks in the first few hours after waking. Cardiologists first observed this morning phenomenon in the mid-1980, and have since discovered a number of possible causes. An early-morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate, and concentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart, may all contribute to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.
In other studies, both birthdays and bachelorhood have been implicated as risk factors. Statistics reveal that heart attack rates increase significantly for both females and males in the few days immediately preceding and following their birthdays. And unmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their married counterparts. Though stress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk factors, intense research continues in the hope of further comprehending why and how heart failure is triggered .
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word “trigger” as used in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to which of the following?
What do the second and the third paragraphs of the passage mainly discuss?
The phrase “susceptible to” in the second paragraph could best be replaced by
According to the passage, which of the following is NOT a possible cause of any heart attacks?
Which of the following is NOT cited as a possible risk factor?
Which of the following does the passage infer?
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of ther following questions.
If it had not rained last night, the roads in the city ______ so slippery now.
My dog as well as my cats ______ twice a day.
The doctor advised ______ late.
It seems that you are right, ______?
You ______ the locksmith to open the door for you last night before you tried to open it yourself.
Valentine’s Day, ______ from Roman, is now celebrated all over the world.
Until the situation has settled down, it is _____ to travel to that country.
The ______ cheered when the final goal was scored in the match today.
The purpose of the survey was to ______ the inspector with local conditions.
If oil supplies run out in 2050 then we need to find ______ energy sources soon.
William was 19 years old when he was _____ for war.
I can’t give you the answer on the _____; I’ll have to think about it for a few days.
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.
She received the exam results. She immediately phoned her mom.
She helped us a lot with our project. We couldn’t continue without her.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part needs correction in each of the following questions.
Our Spanish teacher would prefer us spending more time in the laboratory practicing our pronunciation.
When eggs of some species of insects hatch, the newly bom insects look almost like its adult counterparts.
For thousands of years, people have used some kind of refrigeration cooling beverages and preserve edibles.
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.
People think the Samba is the most popular dance in Brazil.
I find myself at a loss to understand Harold’s behavior.
A child is influenced as much by his schooling as by his parents.
Read the following passage and mark letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Until recently, hunting for treasure from shipwrecks was mostly fantasy; with recent technological advances, however, the search for sunken treasure has become more popular as a legitimate endeavor. This has caused a debate between those wanting to salvage the wrecks and those wanting to preserve them.
Treasure hunters are spurred on by the thought of finding caches of gold coins or other valuable objects on a sunken ship. One team of salvagers, for instance, searched the wreck of the RMS Republic, which sank outside the Boston harbor in 1900. The search party, using side-scan sonar, a device that projects sound waves across the ocean bottom and produces a profile of the sea floor, located the wreck in just two and a half days. Before the use of this new technology, such searches could take months or years. The team of divers searched the wreck for two months, finding silver tea services, crystal dinnerware, and thousands of bottles of wine, but they did not find the five and a half tons of American Gold Eagle coins they were searching for.
Preservationists focus on the historic value of a ship. They say that even if a shipwreck's treasure does not have a high monetary value, it can be an invaluable source of historic artifacts that are preserved in nearly mint condition. But once a salvage team has scoured a site, much of the archaeological value is lost. Maritime archaeologists who are preservationists worry that the success of salvagers will attract more treasure-hunting expeditions and thus threaten remaining undiscovered wrecks. Preservationists are lobbying their state lawmakers to legally restrict underwater searches and unregulated salvages. To counter their efforts, treasure hunters argue that without the lure of gold and million-dollar treasures, the wrecks and their historical artifacts would never be recovered at all.
What is the main idea of this passage?
The word “sunken” is closest in meaning to which of the following words?
Which of the following statements is best supported by the author?
The author uses the word “services” to refer to which of the following?
All of the following were found on the RMS Republic EXCEPT
From the passage, you can infer that a preservationist would be most likely to
The word “scoured” is most similar to which of the following?
The second and third paragraphs are an example of