Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: kicked, fixed, pleased, missed
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: cook, moon, pool, food
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: interview, enthusiast, involvement, apponent
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: obedient, decision, mischievous, biologist
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
He was one of only five people _______ out of over 100 applicants
WHO is an international organization that takes _________ of human health care.
The number of unemployed people __________ recently.
I believe that he was concerned __________ all those matters which his wife mentioned.
I ________ very well with my roommate now. We never have arguments.
The manager can't decide whether Peter is best suitable ______running the machine or not.
When my father was young, he ______ get up early to do the gardening.
We __________ the decorating by the time your guests arrive here.
If she had known how awful this job was going to be, she__________it.
The staff are working at weekend ___________ delay the project any further.
________ in poor health, she continued to carry out her duties to her family.
He said he would never sell the ________ collections of stamps that his mother gave to him.
Tet holiday is a typical cultural _________ that date back many generations of Vietnamese people.
Paul Baran _______ the Internet and the Ministry of America National Defence supported to develop it for the first time in 1969.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in the following questions
Whenever problems come up, we discuss them frankly and find solutions quickly.
I really have the greatest respect for Jane's work as she devoted her whole life to helping the poor.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in the following questions
Mrs Gilman is seriously ill in hospital so, for the time being, her classes will be taken by other teachers.
In Western culture, it is courteous to maintain eye contact during conversation.
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.
Anne and John are talking about the next vacation
Anne: “What are you going to do for the vacation?”.
John: “ _______”
Kate and Peter are asking about their first jobs.
Kate: “How did you feel when you first started work ?”
Peter: “ ____________ ”.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 25 to 29.
Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves might lead to brain cancer. So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not (25) _____ us to say with certainty that mobile phones are categorically safe.On the other hand, current research has not yet proved clear adverse effect associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going (26) _____ in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (27) _____, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs further, long - term investigation.
Until the scientific data is more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phone for long (28) _____ of time. Don't think that hands free phones are any safer either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the opposite and they may be just as dangerous. It is also thought that young people (29) _____ bodies are still growing may be at particular risk.
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 below from 30 to 34.
FAMILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES
Family life in the United States is changing. Fifty or sixty years ago, the wife was called a “housewife”. She cleaned, cooked, and cared for the children. The husband earned the money for the family. He was usually out working all day. He came home tired in the evening, so he did not do much housework. And he did not see the children very much, except on weekends.
These days, however, more and more women work outside the home. They cannot stay with the children all day. They, too, come home tired in the evening. They do not want to spend the evening cooking dinner and cleaning up. They do not have time to clean the house and do the laundry. So who is going to do the housework now? Who is going to take care of the children?
Many families solve the problem of housework by sharing it. In these families, the husband and wife agree to do different jobs around the house, or they take turns doing each job. For example, the husband always cooks dinner and the wife always does the laundry. Or the wife cooks dinner on some nights and the husband cooks dinner on other nights.
Then there is the question of the children. In the past, many families got help with child care from grandparents. Now families usually do not live near their relatives. The grandparents are often too far away to help in a regular way. More often, parents have to pay for child care help. The help may be a babysitter or a day-care center. The problem with t his kind of help is the high cost. It is possible only for couples with jobs that pay well.
Parents may get another kind of help form the companies they work for. Many companies now let people with children work part-time. That way, parents can spend mo re time with their children. Some husbands may even stop working for a while to stay with the children. For these men there is a new word: they are called “househusbands”. In the USA more and more men are becoming househusbands every year.
These changes in the home mean changes in the family. Fathers can learn to understand their children better, and the children can get to know their fathers better. Husbands and wives may also find changes in their marriage. They, too, may have a better understanding of each other
The word “laundry” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ___________
It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that__________.
The word “they” in paragraph 5 refers to _______________
The changes in the American home mentioned in this passage may ___________
This article is about ________
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.
It is very difficult to succeed in the music business; nine out of ten bands that release a first record fail to produce a second. Surviving in the music industry requires luck and patience, but most of all it requires an intricate knowledge of how a record company functions. The process begins when a representative of a company’s Artist and Repertoire (A &R) department visits bars and night clubs, scouting for young, talented bands. After the representative identifies a promising band, he or she will work to negotiate a contract with that band. The signing of this recording contract is a slow process. A company will spend a long time investigating the band itself as well as current trends in popular music. During this period, it is important that a band reciprocate with an investigation of its own, learning as much as possible about the record company and making personal connections within the different departments that will handle their recordings. Once a band has signed the contract and, has finished recording an album, the Publicity and Promotions department takes over. This department decides whether or not to mass produce and market the band’s album. Most bands fail to make personal contacts in this second department, thus losing their voice in the important final process of producing and marketing their album. This loss of nice often contributes to the band’s failure as a recording group.
Which word can be best replaced for ‘release’?
What will a recording company investigate once they have identified a band at a bar or a night club?
According to the passage, the initial contact between a band and a recording company is made by_______
The author mentions that a band’s success is dependent on all of the following factors EXCEPT................
According to the passage, the Publicity and Promotions department......................
It can be inferred from the passage that_______
The phrase ‘this period’ refers to……..
Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of the passage?
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
Not until he got home he realised he had forgotten to give her the present
She kept the children amusing for hours by telling them funny stories.
It is time the government helped the unemploy to find some jobs.
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 was able to finish his book. It was because his wife helped him.
The basketball team knew they lost the match. They soon started to blame each other.
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.
They believe a single gunman carried out the attack.
"I'm sorry. I didn’t do the homework." said the boy.
You can stay in the flat for free as long as you pay the bills.