Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: searched, cooked, described, developed
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: moon, food, pool, foot
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: defend, precede, decent, expand
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: initiate, epidemic, opponent, enthusiast
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
There is nothing in the fridge, ________?
I still can’t believe it! My bicycle ……….. last night.
Mr. Foster lives_____ 667E 76th street______ New York.
_______ you study, the higher grade you can get.
Paul bought a ____ as a present for his brother two weeks ago.
She hurt herself while she _____ hide-and-seek with her friends
In order to access the building, she had to walk in the street with her walker and risk her safety ............ there were no accessible curb ramps
I will come and see you before I……..for America.
As __ about this change of schedule earlier, I arrived at the meeting late.
As a young actress, Linda tried to resist the ____to move to Hollywood.
I was late for work because my alarm clock did not _______ .
Kerry was delighted with her gifts from the Rotarians and thanked all of them for _____her day.
The sight of his pale face brought ________ to me how ill he really was.
One of the country's legendary tenor saxophone players, his name might not ___________for those who are not in tune with Jazz in India, but he deserves to be remembered.
After graduating from university, I want to … my father's footsteps.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
All the students were all ears when the teacher started talking about the changes in the next exam.
Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1983, the Taj Mahal Complex, including the tomb, mosque, guest house, and main gate, has preserved the original qualities of the buildings.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Unemployment will be a dominant issue at the next meeting of the city council.
She was unhappy that she lost contact with a lot of her old friends when she went abroad to study.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges
Two friends are talking to each other at a class reunion.
Jack: "I work at the bank."
Two neighbors are talking to each other about their work.
Sanji: "I'm taking a break from my gardening. There seems to be no end to the amount of work I have to do."
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 26 to 30.
Mobile phones: a benefit or social nuisance?
Few people under 30 will be able to imagine a time before the existence of mobile phones. Neither will they be (26)_________of the harmful effect that many people predicted text language would have on young people’s language skills.
Interestingly, linguists nowadays believe that expressing oneself clearly in texts is evidence of a good background in grammar and sentence structure. Mobile phones are credited with encouraging people to communicate more. They can also provide reassurance to people (27)_________are alone in dangerous situations. Some people use mobile phones as a kind of barrier to unwelcome social contact; texting can signal your unavailability to (28)_________people in the same way that wearing sunglasses and headphones does.
Some issues with mobile phones are still controversial. Talking loudly on the phone while on public transport is thought to be rude and (29)_________by many people in the UK. (30)_________, a significant minority of people still do it, despite the sighing and other obvious signs of disapproval from their fellow passengers.
(Adapted from “AdvancedExpert’’ by Jan Bell and Roger Gower)
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 31 to 35.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an experimental technology that involves implanting a pacemaker-like device in a patient’s brain to send electrical impulses, is a hotly debated subject in the field of medicine. It is an inherently risky procedure and the exact effects on the human brain aren’t yet fully understood.
But some practitioners believe it could be a way to alleviate the symptoms of depression or even help treat Alzheimer’s — and now they suspect it could help with drug addiction as well. In a world’s first, according to the Associated Press, a patient in Shanghai’s Ruijin Hospital had a DBS device implanted in his brain to treat his addiction to methamphetamine. And the device has had an astonishingly positive effect, the patient says. “This machine is pretty magical. He adjusts it to make you happy and you’re happy, to make you nervous and you’re nervous,” he told the Associated Press. “It controls your happiness, anger, grief and joy.”
Other studies in China have yielded mixed results trying to treat opioid addictions using DBS, according to the AP. In the United States, at least two studies that tried to treat alcoholism with DBS were dropped for not being able to justify the risks. The idea of using DBS to treat drug addiction has raised concerns in medical communities across the globe about brain hemorrhage, seizures, or personality changes.
What is the passage mainly about?
The word “alleviate” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_____.
The word “It” in paragraph 3 refers to__________________.
According to the passage, the use of DBS_____________.
All of the following are mentioned in the passage as concerns about the use of DBS to treat drug addiction in medical communities worldwide EXCEPT______________.
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.
Most parents want their sons and daughters to have equal chances of success when they grow up. Today, equality of the sexes is largely mandated by public policy and law. However, old- fashioned ideas and a lot of prejudice are still part of our culture and present challenging questions for parents.
Gender stereotypes are rigid ideas about how boys and girls should behave. We all know what these stereotypes are: A "feminine" girls should be insecure, accommodating and a little illogical in her thinking. A "masculine" boy should be strong, unemotional, aggressive, and competitive. How are children exposed to these stereotypes? According to the researchers David and Myra Sadker of the American University of Washington, D.C., boys and girls are often treated differently in the classroom. They found out that when boys speak, teachers usually offer constructive comments, when girls speech, teachers tend to focus on the behavior. It's more important how the girls act rather than what they say.
The emphasis on differences begins at birth and continues throughout childhood. For example, few people would give pink baby's clothes to a boy or a blue blanket to a girl. Later, many of us give girls dolls and miniature kitchenware, while boys receive action figures and construction sets. There's nothing wrong with that. The problem arises when certain activities are deemed appropriate for one sex but not the other. According to Heather J. Nicholson, Ph.D., director of the National Resource Center for Girls, Inc., this kind of practice prevents boys and girls from acquiring important skills for their future lives.
"The fact is," says Nicholson, "that society functions as a kind of sorting machine regarding gender. In a recent survey, fifty-eight percent of eighth-grade girls but only six percent of boys earned money caring for younger children. On the other hand, twenty-seven percent of boys but only three percent of girls earned money doing lawn work". If we are serious about educating a generation to be good workers and parents, we need to eliminate such stereotypes as those mentioned previously.
Gender stereotypes inevitably are passed to our children. However, by becoming aware of the messages our children receive, we can help them develop ways to overcome these incorrect ideas. To counteract these ideas, parents can look for ways to challenge and support their children, and to encourage confidence in ways that go beyond what society's fixed ideas about differences of sext are.
Which of the following could be the main idea of the passage?
The word "deemed" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ___.
According to the second passage, David and Myra Sadker of the American University of Washington, D.0 found that_____.
According to the passage, which of the following is UNTRUE about gender stereotypes?
The word "counteract" in the last paragraph could be best replaced by __.
What does the word "that" in paragraph 3 refer to?
What can be inferred from 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.
My brother usually asked me for help when he has difficulty with his homework.
Tom’s jokes are inappropriate but we have to put up with it just because he’s the boss.
He was so exhausted that he felt asleep at his desk
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 last time I saw her was three years ago.
“Would you like to come out to dinner with me tonight, Jenny?” Paul said.
I’m sure that they had practiced hard for the games as they won a lot of medals.
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.
Nam was so rude to them last night. Now he feels regretful.
He started computer programming as soon as he left school.