I. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:
II. 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:
III. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best complete each of the following questions:
Demands have been ____ for the immediate distribution of food to the refugees.
His name is on the ____ of my tongue, but I just can’t think of it.
____by the brain and nerves, the nervous system allows us to move, talk, and feel emotions.
I don’t need a car; we live ___ easy reach of the shops.
They _____ hard to solve the maths problem when Ted came up with the answer.
The meat price _____ so high now if it hadn’t been for the African swine fever months ago.
A fire must have readily available supply of oxygen. _____, it will stop.
In order to ____ their goals in college, students need to invest the maximum amount of time, money and energy in their studies.
Mary attempted to ____ herself with her new boss by volunteering to take extra work.
Students can gain _____ benefits from learning to work together.
They expect ____ to the farewell party but they weren’t.
Sir Humphrey has been ____ MP for five years.
Many people were shocked by ____ for leaking out the secrets.
The new sports complex will accommodate an Olympic- sized swimming pool and other ____, including a fitness center and a spa, to name just a few.
IV. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence which has the same meaning as the given one:
We have to cancel our project due to lack of capital.
I can't explain but Tommy is being very rude lately.
"Have you got any free time next week?" Mandy asked.
V. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part:
When the company is privatized, you should avail yourself of the opportunity and buy some shares.
Many species have become extinct each year before biologists can identify them.
VI. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part:
Inadequate supply of oxygen to the blood can cause death within minutes.
Life on Earth has continually been in flux as slow physical and chemical changes have occurred in here.
VII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete the following exchanges:
"I wonder if you could do something for me."
"Do you like the advanced training course you're taking, James?"
VIII. Read the text below and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate which answer best fits each space from questions 28 to 32:
“Just imagine a day without paper”, reads one advertisement for a Finnish paper company. It adds, “You almost certainly see our products every day.” And they're right. But in most industrial countries, people are so (28)……to paper - whether it's for holding their groceries, for drying their hands or for providing them with the daily news - that its (29)…………..in their daily lives passes largely unnoticed.
At one (30)………, paper was in short supply and was used mainly for important documents, but more recently, growing economies and new technologies have (31)……….a dramatic increase in the amount of paper used. Today, there are more than 450 different grades of paper, all designed for a different purpose.
Decades ago, some people predicted a “paperless office”. Instead, the widespread use of new technologies has gone hand-in-hand with an increased use of paper. Research into the relationship between paper use and the use of computers has shown that the general (32)…….is likely to be one of growth and interdependence.
However, the costs involved in paper production, in terms of the world's land, water and air resources, are high. This raises some important questions. How much paper do we really need and how much is wasted?
IX. Read the passage carefully, then mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answers from question 33 to 37:
Many people are unaware of how pesticides affect our food supplies. Health risks are the inevitable result. Pesticides can run off into nearby streams, where they are carried from their original dispersal site. This is how pesticides end up in drinking water, fish and game. And because of wind, rain, and evaporation, residues routinely show up in animals in the remostest parts of the world. For example, if grain fields on rough lands are sprayed with pesticides, residues can show up in poultry, eggs, milk, and butter. The end result is that every food we eat carries pesticides as the inevitable consequence of spraying crops with these poisons. And human exposure doesn’t even end there residues are transferred from mother to child through the placenta and mother’s milk.
The main idea of this paragraph is that ____.
According to the paragraph, children ingest pesticides by way of _____.
Pesticides residues wind up in poultry, eggs, and butter because____.
A lesson that can be learned from the use of pesticides by washing our fruits and vegetables:
Which of the following sentences is an opinion?
X. 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:
As the roles of people in society change, so does the rules of conduct in certain situations.
Japanese initially used jeweled objects to decorate swords and ceremonial items.
The science and technology industries have grown up steadily over the last decade.
XI. 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:
He helped us a lot. We could manage to finish the work.
You should have an early night. You don't feel tired.
XII. Read the passage carefully, then mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answers from question 43 to 50:
Some companies seem to have a knack for revolutionizing any market that they enter. They produce innovative new products that sell in huge numbers, change people’s expectations and become world famous. In the movie world, for example, you may know Pixar and Dreamworks. Online, you are probably familiar with the Google and Facebook. In the computer world, there is one name that instantly comes to mind. That company is Apple.
The beginning of Apple is a legendary story. In 1976, twenty-one year old Steve Jobs started the company from his family home in California. He worked with computer scientist Steve Wozinak, and businessman Ronald Wayne, to develop, build, and market a persomal computer, their first product. These first computers were not very slick or professional, but they were definitely innovative. The Apple I was the first low-cost computer system to have built-in video capabilities. This means it was able to display its output on a TV screen. Following the success of Apple I, Apple launched a second computer in 1977. This model came with its own monitor and keyboard and was called the Apple II increased when it was chosen as the platform for the first spreadsheet program, called VisiCalc. This made the Apple II popular with business users as well.
Apple’s next innovative success came in January 1984 when it released the Apple Macintosh. It was the first commercially successful computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI). Before the Macintosh, computer users operated their computer by typing instructions on a keyboard. Now they could operate their computer by pointing and clicking on the GUI with a mouse The Macintosh inspired many similar operating system, including Microsoft Windows.
Visionary founder, Steve Jobs, left Apple in 1985 and the company’s reputation for innovation seemed to leave with him. However, when Jobs returned to his old job in 1996, he quickly revitalized the company. Most people are familiar with Apple’s success since Job’s return. Starting in 1998 and continuing to the present day, Apple has release several new and very popular production including the iMac (1998), the iPod (2001), the iPhone (2007), and finally the iPad (2010). All these products combined stylish good looks with a powerful, simple to use, operating system – a combination that is very popular with customers. These days, Apple’s reputation for innovation is second to none.
It can be inferred from the first paragraph that____.
Why does the writer mention Pixar, DreamWorks, Google, and facebook in paragraph 1?
According to the passage, which of the following words best describes Apple’s first computer?
What did Apple launch in 1977?
What was special about Apple’s Macintosh?
Which sentence about Apple is TRUE?
Which sentence about Apple is NOT TRUE?
What can be the best title for the passage?