Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: August, gerund, purpose, suggest
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: solutions, hospitals, families, projects
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: patient, release, martyr, hopeless
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: infectious, privacy, principle, charity
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
We take_________ in doing the washing-up, cleaning the ﬂoor and watering the ﬂowers.
Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine and_________ in China for thousands of years.
Most of the students in that special school are making good progress, but Michael is a _________ case.
Hardly any of the paintings at the gallery were for sale, _________?
After graduating from university, I want to_________ my father's footsteps.
I don't know what to say to break the_________ with someone I've just met at the party.
The director informed that no candidate_________ all the criteria for the administrative position.
_________, I decided to stop trading with them.
The archaeological excavation_________ to the discovery of the ancient city lasted several years.
If Mr. David_________ at the meeting, he would make a speech.
Australia is the greenest country in the world_________ the people are environmentally friendly.
This organization is quick_________ sending relief goods to the flooded areas.
Since moving to another country, some people decide to follow the customs of the new country, while_________ prefer to keep their own customs.
I have a_________ schedule this semester - classes from Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM!
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions
Stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
We have achieved considerable results in the economic field, such as high economic growth, stability and significant poverty alleviation over the past few years.
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.
Then the strangest thing happens - Will and Marcus strike up an unusual friendship.
A cost-effective way to fight crime is that instead of making punishments more severe, the authorities should increase the odds that lawbreakers will be apprehended and punished quickly.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Hai: “I've seen John at the workshop on communication skills.”
John: “Last year, we went to one of those resorts where everything – food and drink - was free.”
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Sir Isaac Newton, the English scientist and mathematician, was one of the most important figures of the 17th century scientific revolution. One of his greatest achievement was the (25)__________ of the three laws of motion, which are still used today. But he also had a very unusual personality. Some people would say he was actually insane.
His father died before he was born, and his mother soon remarried. The young Isaac hated his stepfather so much that he once (26)__________ to burn his house down - when his stepfather and mother were still inside! Fortunately he did not, and he went on to graduate from Cambridge without being thrown into prison.
Isaac's first published work was a theory of light and color. When another scientist wrote a paper criticizing this theory, Isaac flew into an uncontrollable rage. The scientist (27)___________ for the criticism was a man called Robert Hooke. He was head of the Royal Society, and one of the most respected scientists in the country. (28)___________, this made no difference to Isaac, who refused to speak to him for over a year.
The simple fact was that Isaac found it impossible to have a calm discussion with anyone. As soon as someone said something that he disagreed with, he would lose his (29) ____________. For this reason he lived a large part of his life isolated from other scientists. It is unlikely that many of them complained.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the question.
Some doctors think that you should drink a glass of water each morning. You should drink this water first thing, before doing anything else. The temperature of the water should be similar to body temperature; neither too hot nor too cold.
Why should you drink this water? Water helps your body in many ways. It helps clean out your kidneys. It prepares your stomach for digestion. Water can also help your intestines work better. After drinking water, the intestines can more easily take out nutrients from our food. Water also helps us go to the bathroom more easily.
Scientists suggest that people take in 1,600 milliliters of water each day. But don’t drink all of that water in one sitting. If you do, your kidneys will have to work much harder to eliminate it. It’s better to drink some in the morning and some in the afternoon. Some people think it’s better to drink between meals and not during meals. They think water dilutes the juices produced in our stomachs. This can interfere with normal digestion.
Are you drinking enough water every day? Check the color of your urine. If it is light yellow, you are probably drinking enough. If your urine is very dark yellow, you probably need to drink more water. A little more water each day could make you much healthier.
What is the main idea of the passage?
According to the passage, water is good for the following organs of the body, EXCEPT__________.
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to___________.
The word “eliminate” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to____________.
Which of the following is NOT true?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the question
Grandparents are becoming the forgotten generation, with youngsters now too busy to listen to their stories from the olden days.
A study of 1,000 five to 18 year-olds reveals just 21 per cent will visit their older relatives to hear about how their lives were different in the past; such as where they worked, how it was living in the war, and how they met the love of their life. More than half of youths have no idea what job their grandparent did before retirement – admitting they’d never thought to ask. Sadly, one in 10 admitted they are simply not interested in their grandmother’s or granddad’s previous job or talents and interests, and a quarter only turn up to see them for pocket money. But 23 per cent claim the reason they don’t know anything about their older relatives is because they don’t really get the chance to talk properly.
Geoff Bates, spokesman for McCarthy & Stone’s Inspirational Generation campaign, said: “We know this generation have lived full lives with heroic tales to tell and so much to offer, but how many of us have actually thought to ask these questions of our older family members? We want to shout about the amazing feats retirees have achieved in their lifetime and put the spotlight on the wonderfully colorful lives of today’s older people. We are calling on parents and children to talk to their grandparents, to find out what they have done in their lives – and continue to do, and tell us all about it so we can give them the credit they deserve.”
Researchers found that although 65 per cent of youngsters do see their grandparents every single week, 37 per cent claim this is only because their parents want them to. And while 39 per cent talk to their grandparents on the phone, Facebook or Skype at least once a week – 16 per cent once a day – conversation is rarely focused on what they are doing or have done in the past. Four in 10 kids have no idea what their grandparents proudest achievements are, while 30 per cent don’t know if they have any special skills or talents. And 42 per cent don’t spend any time talking about their grandparent’s history – and are therefore clueless about what their grandmother or granddad was like when they were younger. Perhaps due to this lack of communication and respect, just six per cent of children say they look up to their grandparents as a role model and inspiration. However, grandchildren are agreed their grandparents are both loving and friendly, while 43 per cent think they’re funny – with 23 per cent admitting they often have more fun with their elderly relatives than their parents.
Which of the following could be the main idea of the passage?
According to the study in paragraph 2, which information is NOT true?
The word “feats” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to___________.
What does the word “they” in paragraph 3 refer to?
It can be inferred from paragraph 3 that McCarthy & Stone’s Inspirational Generation campaign___________.
According to the last paragraph, the proportion of the young voluntarily visiting their older family members every week is_____________.
The author implied in the last paragraph that___________.
The word “inspiration” in the last paragraph mostly means__________.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions
It is essential that cancer is diagnosed and treated as early as possible in order to assure a successful cure.
Having deciding on the topic of the presentation, he started finding relevant information for it.
The new trade agreement should felicitate more rapid economic growth.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Tet holiday is the most interesting Vietnamese traditional festival that he's ever attended.
“You didn’t lock the door this morning as I found the keys on the table when I got home!” the woman told her son.
I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
You can feel more at ease by taking part in group dating. It’s the only way.
As long as you stay calm, you have nothing to fear from the talk show.