I. 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:
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 correct answer to each of the following questions:
At first, she was trained to be ______ scriptwriter, but later she worked as ______ secretary.
I ______ in terrible trouble right now if you hadn’t helped me.
The phone rang while she ______ dinner.
______ he was sick, he still turned up for his guitar lesson.
He may be quick ______ understanding but he isn’t capable ______ remembering anything.
Many of the ______ not expect to win.
Once ______ in large quantities, these products will be more affordably priced.
Jane would never forget ______ first prize in such a prestigious competition.
English is the most ______ used language in the world.
Melinda was _______ that she was being followed by a private investigator.
I haven’t had an accident yet but I’ve had a number of _________ shaves.
The magistrate ________ his disapproval of the young man’s behavior.
Fishing in reservoir is _______ prohibited.
A police officer must not allow his personal feelings to _______ with his work.
IV. 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:
A revolution in women’s fashion during the second half of the twentieth century made trousers acceptable for almost all activities.
Fruit is customarily treated with sulfur prior to drying to reduce any colour change.
V. 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:
Cindy didn’t go in for the job, so after three months she packed her bags.
The famers removed some undeveloped trees to improve the growth of the rest.
VI. 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:
Pete and Cindy are having tea break in the office.
Pete: “Would you like any more cake?” Cindy: “______”.
Two friends are talking about the environment of the city where they live.
Willie: “Our city needs more space for parks and trees. Priscilla: “______.”
VII. 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 25 to 29:
This true story is about a policeman in New York City who had a girlfriend he cared for very much. The policeman regarded New York City as a (25) _______place. He warned his girlfriend about the danger of walking on the street alone after dark. But as he also believed in being prepared for (26) _______, he bought a can of gas that would protect his girlfriend from attackers.
The idea is (27) _______you point the thing at your attacker and spray him with the gas, which knocks him over. On the day he bought the gas, the policeman and his girlfriend had arranged (28) _______ out for the evening. So he was looking forward to giving her the can later on. When he got home from work, he had a bath and then sprayed some deodorant on (29) _______. He knew nothing more until he woke up in hospital the next day. He had picked up the wrong can and sprayed himself with the gas.
VIII. 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 30 to 34:
Our demand for water is constantly increasing. Every year there are more and more people in the world. Factories turn out more and more products and need more and more water. We live in a world of water. But almost all of it – about 97% - is in the oceans. This water is too salty to be used for drinking, farming, and manufacturing. Only about 3% of the world’s water is fresh. Most of this water is not easily available to man because it is locked in glaciers and icecaps.
There is as much water on earth today as there ever was or will ever be. Most of the water we use finds its way to the oceans. There, it is evaporated by the sun. It then falls back to the earth as rain.
Water is used and reused over again. It is never used up. Although the world as a whole has plenty of fresh water, some regions have a water shortage. Rain does not fall evenly over the earth. Some regions are always too dry, and others too wet. A region that usually gets enough rain may suddenly have a serious dry spell and another region may be flooded with too much rain.
All of the following statements can be inferred from the text EXCEPT _______.
Which of the following is NOT true about the world’s water?
What can be inferred about water?
It can be inferred from the text that ______.
The phrasal verb “turn out” in the second line is closest in meaning to ________.
IX. 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 35 to 42:
The Film and the Novel: Twilight
When a popular book gets made into a movie, there will always be a debate about whether the novel or film is better. The filmmakers always have to consider certain things: do they want to follow the book closely to please dedicated readers, or do they want to change parts of the book if they don’t translate well on-screen? No matter what they do, there will always be people who feel the movie will never be as good as the book, people who will love the movie without ever reading the book, and people who enjoy both.
The vampire series Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, became so popular that movie companies wanted to produce it for the big screen. Most Twilight fans were excited about seeing characters such as Edward and Bella “come to life,” but there were other fans who did not trust the movie script. They assumed the scriptwriters would change parts of the story to make it seem more interesting as a movie.
By the time the first Twilight movie was released, millions of people had read the series. Many of these people went on to watch the film, which made $35.7 million just on its opening day. While many fans and critics liked it and said the movie more or less followed the book’s storyline, some fans were not impressed. One change that angered them was that certain sound effects were added to the movie, such as a “whooshing” sound when the vampires jumped. This was not mentioned in the book, and many fans felt that it was too distracting.
Those who liked the movie said that they enjoyed the light mood and excitement. This was very different from the book. The writing in Twilight is dark and gloomy, like many vampire novels. The movie, however, added more energy to the story and more personality to the characters. For example, many characters in the book are portrayed as being quiet, and they spend most of their time at school. But in the movie, the characters are cooler and funnier - one scene even shows them going surfing together. The director of the first movie, Catherine Hardwicke, thought it was important for the characters to be believable. She wanted them to have a wide variety of emotions, since the series is for, and about, teenagers.
In the end, the films were considered a success, even if there were both happy and unhappy fans. It’s a great accomplishment to make films that are watched by millions of people, and you can’t expect to be able to please everyone all of the time.
What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
Why does the passage say fans were excited to see the movie?
The passage discusses vampires jumping _________.
The book "Twilight" is described as very _________.
According to the passage, what was NOT changed for the movie?
The word "energy" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _________.
The word "them" in paragraph 4 refers to the _________.
What best describes this passage?
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:
Before the 1920s(A), no women(B) have voted(C) in national elections(D) in the US.
Mumps is(A) a very common disease(B) which(C) affects usually(D) children.
There are(A) ten childs(B) playing in the yard near her house, but your child(C) is not among them(D).
XI. 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:
“Have you got any free time next week, Tom? ” Mandy said.
My secretary was supposed to be here at 7 o’clock, but she’s late.
They understand more than we do.
XII. 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 basketball team knew they lost the match. They soon started to blame each other.
He was sorry he hadn’t said goodbye to her at the airport.
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