Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
Pick out the word that has the primary stress different from that of the other words.
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
Halley’s comet, viewing through a telescope, was quite impressive.
There are a car and two vans in front of my house.
All her children have graduated from university, that is the reason for her to be proud.
Choose the most suitable words or phrases to fill in the blanks.
The more you practise your English, _______.
Mrs. Brown was the first owner _______ dog won 3 prizes in the same show.
If she _______ a car, she would go out in the evening.
You are old enough. I think it is high time you applied _______ a job.
Because of the_______ of hospital employees at the hospital, the head of administration began advertising job openings in the newspaper.
Friendship is a two-sided_______ , it lives by give-and-take.
“Do you _______ your new roommate, or do you two argue?”
The majority of Asian students reject the American _______ that marriage is a partnership of equals.
Bob has a bad lung cancer and his doctor has advised him to _______ smoking.
According to FAO, Vietnam is _______ second largest coffee producer in the world after Brazil.
When she came home from school yesterday, her mother _______ in the kitchen.
We were made _______ hard when we were at school.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
– Kate: “How lovely your cats are.” – David: “ ___________ .”
– Geogre: “In my opinion, action films are exciting.” – Frankie: “________ .”
Mark 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 questions.
“Edwards seems like a dog with two tails this morning.” – “Haven’t you hear the news? His wife gave birth a baby boy early this morning.”
The whole village was wiped out in the bombing raids.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
The president expressed his deep sorrow over the bombing deaths.
Ann has always made good in everything she has done.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning.
“It was nice of you to give me the present. Thank you.” Mary said to Helen.
We last went to that cinema 2 months ago.
In spite of his poverty, he led a devoted life to the revolutionary cause.
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.
The song says about the love of two young students. She is studying the song.
He didn’t hurry. Therefore, he missed the plane.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks.
Why do people often get uptight and worried before meeting someone for the first time? It is often said that (31)______a good first impression is very important, and according to recent studies, it appears that there is something to it. In his book, Blink, author Malcolm Gladwell says that we form an opinion of someone in the first 2 seconds after meeting them. In other words, if Gladwell is right, most of us pass (32)______on people we meet almost immediately. It makes (33)______that we create a better first impression when we‟re friendly. A warm smile can really make a difference.
And then if we have interests (34)______common, the other person may feel they want to get to know us. However, when we meet someone from abroad who (35)______a foreign language, there‟s no need we have to keep our distance from them. If we decided to take the trouble to communicate, we might make a new friend.
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.
In the 1960s, The Beatles were probably the most famous pop group in the whole world. Since then, there have been a great many groups that have achieved enormous fame, so it is perhaps difficult now to imagine how sensational The Beatles were at that time. They were four boys from the north of England and none of them had any training in music. They started by performing and recording songs by black Americans and they had some success with these songs. Then they started writing their own songs and that was when they became really popular. The Beatles changed pop music. They were the first pop group to achieve great success from songs they had written themselves. After that it became common for groups and singers to write their own songs. The Beatles did not have a long career. Their first hit record was in 1963 and they split up in 1970. They stopped doing live performances in 1966 because it had become too dangerous for them – their fans were so excited that they surrounded them and tried to take their clothes as souvenirs! However, today some of their songs remain as famous as they were when they first came out. Throughout the world many people can sing part of a Beatles song if you ask them.
The passage is mainly about________
The four boys of the Beatles
The word “sensational” is closest in meaning to
The first songs of the Beatles were_________
What is not true about the Beatles?
The Beatles stopped their live performances because
The word “they” is closest in meaning to
What word might describes the attitudes of the writer?
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.
Early humans saw a variety of natural colours around them, from the browns and greens of the soil and plants to the deep blues and red of the sky. They painted their bodies with colours from nature to signal aggression toward an enemy, or to make themselves attractive to a mate.
A girl and a rainbow of crushed ice flavors at Chowpatty Beach, India. Over the centuries, the sources of colours such as blue, purple, and red were high valued and they were often worth as much as gold. In the 19th century, a young chemistry student manufactured the first synthetic dye, and suddenly the world became a much more colorful place. In the 20th century, scientists discovered the psychological effects of colours, and people found ways to use this discovery to influence our feelings and behaviors.
Red, colour of blood, symbolises fire, love and anger. In Eastern cultures, people believe it brings luck, wealth and success. In humans, the color red can send different messages. Some people redden, for example, when they are angry or embarrassed. Researchers have discovered that in sports the team that is wearing red is more likely to win. Why? Because red seems to be the color that signals dominance, giving those dressed in red an advantage in sporting events. In many animal species (including humans), contact with this bold color causes the heart rate to increase. However, one of red’s lighter shades, pink, can have the opposite effect on people. Man in prisons are less agressive when the walls are a specific shade of pink.
Yellow, the colour that comes to mind when we think of sunshine, is found throughout nature and the man-made world as a colour that commands attention; indeed, it is one of the easiest colours to see. This highly visible shade is found on everything from school buses to traffic signs and pens that we use to highlight important information in a text. The colour is also used to caution people; football players, for example, are shown a yellow card as a reminder to behave. It can be used as a stimulant as well: in a number of studies, yellow has been found to help children focus on their work and do better at school.
Blue, the colour of the sky and sea, is associated in many cultures with water, religious objects, and protection against evil. Its darker shades represent calm, stability and power. Dark blue, for example, is the colour of the business suit or police uniform; it tells others, ‘I am in control,’ or ‘I am trustworthy.’ Blue is also associated with sadness. It’s common in English, for example, when you are feeling sad or depressed, to talk about ‘feeling blue,’ while in Iran, blue is the colour of mourning, worn when a person dies. Like pink, blue has a calming effect on people. Rooms painted blue help people to relax or sleep. Sleeping pills are often coloured blue to suggest exactly this idea. This colour also seems to reduce feelings of hunger. Blue food is rarely seen in nature, and when it is, such food is usually no longer healthy to consume. It’s just one more example of the power that colour can hold over us.
According to the pasage, the colour red______.
Yellow is used to highlight information in a text because
What is this text mainly about?
The word “they” refers to
What are English speakers refering to when they talk about “feeling blue”?
The first man-made colors were produced.
The phrase “this idea” refers to _____________.