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: photograph, photography, photographer, enthusiast
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: reserve, leopard, wildlife, beauty
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: bamboo, good, foot, cook
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: mutual, enthusiasm, rumour, student
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer toeach of the following questions
If you knew he was ill, why.... you .....to see him?
They _______ tired now because they ________ in the garden since 8 o'clock
Women no longer have to do hard work nowadays as they used to, _______?
Many plants and endangered species are now endangering of _______.
You..........Tom yesterday. He's been away on business for a week now.
No one can predict the future exactly. Things may happen ______.
I must tell you about my...............when I first arrived in London.
The local were not very friendly towards us, in fact there was a distinctly _______ atmosphere.
He sent his children to the park so that he could have some ______.
I..... to see Chris on my way home.
There is _______ to be a serious energy crisis in the next century.
Another _____ will be drawn from the experiment.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the words) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
E-cash cards are the main means of all transactions in a cashless society.
The repeated commercials on TV distract many viewers from watching their favourite films.
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.
His boss has had enough of his impudence, and doesn't want to hire him any more.
It is widely known that the excessive use of pesticides is producing a detrimental effect on the local groundwater.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Denis has just bought a new suit that he likes very much. Choose the most suitable response to fill in the blank in the following exchange.
Tom: “You look very smart in that suit, Denis.” - Denis: “ _.”
John is in Hanoi and wants to change some money. He asks the local passer-by the way to the bank. Choose the most suitable response to fill in the blank in the following exchange.
John: “Can you show me the way to the nearest bank, please?” - Passer-by: “______.”
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.
Is there life on Mars? Many people have (23) ______ about this question. Some writers of science-fiction think of people from Mars as little green creatures. Others imagine 'Martians' as monsters with many eyes.
In studying this planet, astronomers have found that life may be possible on Mars. The first _____ of this is that Mars has seasons, just like Earth. In other words, Earth's seasons, such as spring or summer, occur on Mars too. Because these seasons exist, it may be possible for (25)____ and other higher life forms to be found on Mars.
Astronomers also think that perhaps a small (26) ______ of water vapor could be found on Mars. In 1887, an Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli, discovered markings on Mars' surface. These markings looked like canals. This finding led astronomers to believe that since water exists on Mars, life forms could exist as well.
However, there are others who feel that life on Mars is not possible. This is because there is little or no trace of oxygen on the planet. In 1965, the Mariner IV capsule managed to take photographs of the planet. It discovered that the only forms of life found are vegetation like fungi and mosses. (27) ______ people remain fascinated by the idea that there could one day be life on Mars.
(Source: https:ffen.wikipedia.org wiki/History_of science fiction)
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 34.
EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE
Education is another area of social life in which information technology is changing the way we communicate. Today's college students may not simply sit in a lecture or a library to learn about their field. Through their computers and the wonders of virtual reality they can participate
in lifelike simulated experiences. Consider the following scenario of the future of education made possible through developments in information technology.
For children over the age of 10, daily attendance at schools is not compulsory. Some of the older children attend school only once or twice weekly to get tutorial support or instruction from a teacher. For the most part, pupils are encouraged to work online from home. Students must complete a minimum number of study hours per year; however, they may make up these hours by studying at home at times that suit their family schedule. They can log on early or late in the day and even join live classes in other countries. In order to ensure that each student is learning adequately, computer software will automatically monitor the number of hours a week each student studies online as well as that students' learning materials and assessment activities. Reports will be available for parents and teachers. The software can then identify the best learning activities and condition for each individual student and generate similar activities. It can also identify areas of weak achievement and produce special programs adjusted to the students' needs.
What is the topic of the passage?
How many times are children who are older than 10 required to go to school weekly?
Which of the following could best replace the word "encouraged"?
The word "they" in paragraph 2 refers to........... .
Who/What counts the number of hours per week that students spend learning?
What CAN'T the software do?
What is NOT mentioned as a benefit of information technology to the students?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, 13, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 35 to 42.
The Rise of Robots
As kids, our grandparents frequently scared us by talking about how difficult life was when they were growing up. They mentioned walking miles to school in the snow, or doing hours of manual labour for little pay. Life has changed greatly since then, and it seems to get easier year by year. In fact, with the help of robots we soon might have to do much at all. But is this a good thing?
By 2030, ifs estimated that robotics will be a $10 billion business worldwide. Companies are already starting to integrate them into the workforce. The electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drawing up plans to launch a factory within the next 10 years that's completely staffed by robot workers. Meanwhile, an American company Briggo has invented a robot that serves gourmet-quality coffee to customers. With the push of a button it will crush coffee beans, measure exact quantities of water, and even wave a steam wand to ensure customers get the perfect cream on top. Unlike human baristas, it can serve multiple drinks at once and work all day and night without a break.
Robots are also invading our homes. The Rooma is a mini-robot that vacuums rooms automatically according to a schedule. The Robomow is a device that will cut the grass for you while you sit in the shade. Then there's the Nanda clocky, an alarm clock that makes sure that even the deepest sleepers get up on time. The clock is attached to a pair of wheels, and it will randomly move around the room. Once you finally catch it, you're probably too awake to hit the snooze button. Although these early home robots are somewhat basic, they will likely become more capable as times goes on.
Although robots certainly help us to eliminate tedious tasks, many people are concerned about a future filled with robots. Some fear that humanity will start to decline if machines do everything for us. Others have even warned about the robot rebellion, in which robots become so smart that they may decide to turn on their masters. These ideas may seem a bit far-fetched, but there are certainly lots of questions that need to be answered before everyone opens up to the idea of a robotic future.
How is Briggo's invention superior to human workers?
What would happen if you pressed the snooze button?
Which of the following is NOT true about the concerns over robots?
The word "tedious" in the last paragraph mostly means _______.
What is the last paragraph mainly about?
According to the first paragraph, how is the life changed since our parents time?
All of the following are true about robots EXCEPT that ______.
We can infer from the passage that ________.
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
Sometimes all it take (A) is a few minutes to help (B) you and your family members feel (C) more in touch with (D) each other.
The examination will test (A) your ability to understand spoken (B) English, to read non technical language, and writing (C) correctly (D).
We always have believed (A) that honesty is the best policy (B) in personal (C) as well as professional (D) matters.
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
Thanks to your support, I was able to complete the task successfully
As soon as he arrived home, it started to rain.
"Would you mind turning down the TV, Tom? 1 have a headache." said Jane.
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 coffee was not strong. It didn't keep us awake.
You don't try to work hard. You will fail in the exam.