Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: attention, situation, instance, obtain
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: educate, concentrate, communicate, appropriate
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: tragic, professor, mature, degree
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: atomic, obviously, informal, approaching
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
You should....................more attention to what your teacher explains.
The lecturer explained the problem very clearly and is always............in response to questions.
Jack's mother ______a birthday cake with seventeen lighted candles on it.
I have never seen such a beautiful dress ...............you before
When you catch someone's.................you do something to attract his attention so that you can talk to him.
The teacher recommended that Tom _____ his composition as soon as possible.
Jane is going to go abroad next month and she's having a ______ party on Sunday.
A whistle is the................for the football players to begin the match.
.................advised on what and how to prepare for the interview, he might have got the job.
John lost the ...............bicycle he bought last week and his parents were very angry with his carelessness.
Each of the guests.....................a bunch of flowers.
Let's go to the beach this weekend,.............?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or I) on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word (s) in each of the following questions.
This is the instance where big, obvious non-verbal signals are appropriate.
These anniversaries mark the milestones of a happy and lasting relationship between married couples.
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
As a brilliant and mature student Marie harboured the dream of a scientific career which was impossible for a woman at that time.
After the tragic death of Pierre Curie in 1906, she not only took charge of educating her two children but also took the position which her husband had finally obtained at the Sorbonne.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
“I passed the TOEFL test, Mom.” - “..................... ”
Roger: "Wow! You look terrific in that new dress!" - Tina: ".................”
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 23 to 27.
Alfred Nobel was born on October 21, 1833 in Sweden. His important invention was dynamite - a powerful (23)_____. This dynamite business made him a very rich man.
One day, Alfred Nobel read about his death in a newspaper. In fact, it was his brother's death. The mass media (24)_ him a saleman of death, "The dynamite king". Nobel was very upset. He had invented dynamite to save l ives - l ives ( 25 ) were lost because other explosives were dangerous to use. He hated violence and war. And he did not like the world to think of him as a man of war.
He thought (26) the best way for people to use his fortune for years. (27) _ he knew what to do with his fortune. Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prize, an annual award to honour leaders of science, literature, and world peace. Alfred Nobel died on December 10, 1896. He was unmarried and had no children. His important decision changed the way the world thought of him. He was remembered the way he wanted: Alfred Nobel, man of peace.
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 28 to 35.
In America, when dining, people consider it rude for a guest or dining partner to belch or burp, eat with an open mouth, smack, or lick your fingers. Napkins, generally provided are available at every meal and should be placed in one's lap and then used throughout the meal to clean one's fingers and mouth.
It is acceptable to refuse additional servings of food by saying "No, thank you" and the host or hostess will not be insulted if you do so. Similarly, if you leave a small amount of uneaten food on your plate at a restaurant or in a home, it is not considered an insult. If you eat everything on the plate, a host or hostess may possibly feel that they have not prepared enough food and might be embarrassed. People in the United States serve and eat food with either hand, but never take food from a communal serving dish with their hands. Generally, a serving utensil is used.
Americans typically use forks, spoons and knives to eat, but there are some types of foods that are acceptable to eat with one's fingers, like sandwiches or pizza. When in doubt, look to see what others are doing. In formal dining situations, if you wonder whether or not it is acceptable to begin eating, you should wait until the oldest woman (or oldest man if no women are present) begins to eat. When eating, do not pick up the bowl or plate from the table to hold underneath your mouth, Even noodles, soup, and rice are eaten with the plate or bowl remaining on the table. When consuming soup and hot liquids, it is considered impolite to slurp - do not do this. When consuming noodles, twirl them around your fork and then put it in your mouth.
If you are a man taking out a woman for dinner, you are almost always expected to pay. This is for the woman to gauge your intentions and interest with her. For example, taking a woman for coffee, versus tacos, versus a fancy dinner, versus for drinks at 11:30pm, all signal many different things to them. So, the date is a -test- of many. Paying is just as important as where you take her, and how late. So, don't assume she is just trying to get a "free meal". Most girls aren't. Also, if you are going out with a friend to eat, almost always, the bill is expected to be split in half, or each person pays for themselves.
If you are eating in a restaurant, you will be expected to add a 15 to 20 % tip for the server to your bill. In America, wait staff might occasionally stop by your table to ask how your meal is, which is considered good service. They will also bring you your check when it seems reasonable that you are finished with your meal, however this is not necessarily an indication that you must leave right away (Do not be too embarrassed to ask for the check either waiters and waitresses cannot read minds.) Take your time to finish your meal, and unless there is a line of people waiting at the door, it is not considered rude to linger at your table for as long as you like.
Which of the following could be the best title of the passage?
According to the passage, what action may make the American unpleasant?
What sentence is NOT stated in the passage?
The word "it" in paragraph 3 refers to..............
What could the word "gauge" in paragraph 4 best be replaced by?
When will the bill be divided for the people having the meal?
The word "linger" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to______.
Which of the following can he inferred from the passage?
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 36 to 42.
Christina and James met in college and have been dating for more than five years. For the past two years, they have been living together in a condo they purchased jointly. While Christina and James were confident in their decision to enter into a commitment like a 20-year mortgage, they are unsure if they want to enter into marriage. The couple had many discussions about marriage and decided that it just did not seem necessary. Wasn't it only a piece of paper? And didn't half of all marriages end in divorce?
Neither Christina nor James had seen much success with marriage while growing up. Christina was raised by a single mother. Her parents never married, and her father has had little contact with the family since she was a toddler, Christina and her mother lived with her maternal grandmother, who often served as a surrogate parent. James grew up in a two-parent household until age seven, when his parents divorced. He lived with his mother for a few years, and then later with his mother and her boyfriend until he left for college. James remained close with his father who remarried and had a baby with his new wife.
Recently, Christina and James have been thinking about having children and the subject of marriage has resurfaced. Christina likes the idea of her children growing up in a traditional family; while James is concerned about possible marital problems down the road and negative consequences for the children should that occur. When they shared these concerns with their parents, James's mom was adamant that the couple should get married. Despite having been divorced and having a live-in boyfriend of 15 years, she believes that children are better off when their parents are married. Christina's mom believes that the couple should do whatever they want but adds that it would "be nice" if they wed. Christina and James's friends told them, married or not married; they would still be a family.
Why did Christina and James suppose that marriage was unnecessary? Because..............
Which can be used as an antonym of the word "maternal"?
According to the paragraph 2, which of the following statements is TRUE?
Which of the following could best replace the word "traditional"?
Why have Christina and James mentioned the subject of marriage again?
What is the advice of the couple's parents?
What does the passage mainly discuss?
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.
Bill was very young when they left, and he could not longer remember living in the house
Hardly I had got onto the motorway when I saw two police cars following me.
Statistics are now compulsory for all students taking a course in engineering.
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.
The car was very expensive and he couldn't afford it.
"Please send me to a warm climate" Tom said.
He expected us to offer him the job.
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.
It was not until after I got home that I realized I had not set the burglar alarm in the office.
The plan may be ingenious. It will never work in practice.