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 sheet answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The boy waved his hands to his mother, who was standing at the school gate, to_________her attention.
A(n) _________child means a child who behaves badly and saddens his parents.
They agree that a wife should maintain her _________ and appearance after marriage.
He rose from his chair and _________ her warmly.
David has just sold his _________ car and intends to buy a new one.
Christopher Columbus _________ America more than 500 years ago.
Joe has stopped _________ football. He thinks he’s too old.
The people _________ live in this town are very friendly.
Fee-paying schools are often called "independent schools", "private schools" or “_________ schools”.
More and more investors are pouring _________ money into food and beverage start-ups.
The trees _________.
The academic year in England is _________ 3 terms.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your sheet answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
- David: "Good morning, Mr Deakin. How are you?"
- Mr Deakin: " ___________ . And you?"
- Anna: Congratulations! You did great. - Susan: _________________.
Circle the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences.
When we were children we were very close, but as we grew up we just drifted apart.
The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
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.
Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
He found the course difficult so he had to spend most of his time on study.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks.
Marriage nowadays is a choice people make on their own, but this has not always been the case in society. Thousands of years ago, the average lifespan was shorter than it is today. A man usually lived until he was about 40 years old, while women died even sooner because of childbirth. There were many wars and illnesses, and people had to protect themselves by having more children while they were still young. The parents lived through their children.
Marriage was not so much a romantic love story but a business transaction, or deal. Most marriages were arranged between parents while their children were still very young. It was the custom that the fathers made the decision on whom their children were going to marry. The mothers had little say in it since they rarely made any decisions outside the household. The fathers would meet to arrange the wedding date and the money given for the bride on her wedding date. The more money and land a girl had, the more chances she had to marry well. Therefore, it was important that her father choose the bridegroom very well. Usually, it was someone who came from a good family or who was rich too. It was very unlikely that people married outside their social class. A few well-off and rich merchants got to marry poorer noblewomen and became King’s business advisors. In a way, poor peasants had an easier choice as it was less important whom they married.
The practice of arranged marriage is still common in some countries in the Middle East, such as India or Pakistan. Here, social classes are still strongly divided and very well-kept. Often, however, arranged marriages are a sign that people do not want to let go of the past, which gives them comfort and security in an ever-changing world.
(Adapted from Longman Essence Reading, Vol. 2)
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word "it" in paragraph 1 refers to __________.
According to paragraph 1, women died even sooner than men because of __________.
According to paragraph 2, richer girls were more likely to __________.
The author mentions all of the following in the passage EXCEPT __________.
The word "bridegroom" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to __________.
The phrase "let go of" in paragraph 3 mostly means __________.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.
My first home
When my parents married, they rented a small house and they didn’t have a lot of money for furniture. The kitchen had a sink for washing up and a cooker, but that was all. They (28)______a old table and a chair from the market. They borrowed a sofa (29) ______was also old but they covered it with modern materials so it was bright and cheerful.
Outside, there was a small garden behind the house, but in front of it there was only the road. (30)_____, the road wasn’t busy, so I could cross it to reach the park on the opposite side. We lived there (31) ______I was ten and we were very happy. We had to move house because it was too small when my twin sisters were born. We all (32) ______sad when we left.
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.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open- plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways."
Like in computer games, the students are asked to design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM, Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work. "This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills," she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
According to the passage, 42 is ______.
The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.
According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve ______.
What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by ______.
It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
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.
Mr. Ha is very interested in working as a teacher because he enjoy teaching children.
Many living organisms depend largely on the environment for the satisfaction of its needs.
Her fiancé is said to graduate from Harvard University five years ago.
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.
“It’s nice of you to put me up for the night. Thank you,” Jane said to Mrs. Brown.
Somebody will call Mr. Watson tonight.
David last visited Paris five years ago.
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.
My mother is good at dancing. My father is bad at it.
Joe does a lot of exercise. He’s still very fat.
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 the primary stress in each of the following questions.