Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: implants, enters, upgrades, doubles
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: group, soup, through, although
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: water, swimming, between, schoolboy
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: confidence, effective, celebrate, handicapped
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
If she had known how awful this job was going to be, she ______ it.
He is exhausted. He ______ around the whole afternoon trying to clean the house before the guests arrive.
John would like ______ computer science.
The team tried for many years to win the competition and they finally ______.
The government is aiming ______ 50% reduction ______ unemployment.
The man ______ to the party has not yet come.
Kate wasn’t at the party last weekend, ______?
______ the weather forecast, it will rain heavily later this morning.
He was pleased that things were going on ______.
We had to write ______ story about a natural disaster for creative writing.
There is a steady ______ of young people from villages to the cities.
He still makes a lot of mistakes ______.
Can you ______ what it would be like to live without books?
A computer is a(n) ______ storage device which manages large collections of data.
I only recently joined the firm so I'm still finding my ______.
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
Animals are being rapidly eliminated by man’s ever-increasing encroachment.
It is a well-known fact that caffeine is a stimulant. So, don’t drink too much.
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.
Adding a garage will enhance the value of the house.
I can say for sure that your father will hit the roof if he finds out that you have broken his watch.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Mike is going to New York to study next week.
- Linda: “______”
- Mike: “Thanks. I will call you when I arrive in New York.”
- Tim: “Where will you go on holiday?”
- David: “__________”
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.
Ever since it was first possible to make a real robot, people have been hoping for the invention of a machine that would do all the necessary jobs around the house. If boring and repetitive factory work could be (26) ______ by robots, why not boring and repetitive household chores too?
For a long time, the only people who really gave the problem their attention were amateur inventors. And they came up against a major difficulty. That is, housework is (27) ______ very complex. It has never been one job, it has always been many. A factory robot carries out one task endlessly until it is reprogrammed to do something else. It doesn't run the whole factory. A housework robot, on the other hand, has to do (28) ______ different types of cleaning and carrying jobs and also has to cope with all the different shapes and positions of rooms, furniture, ornaments, cats and dogs.
(29) ______ , there have been some developments recently. Sensors are available to help the robot locate objects and avoid obstacles. We have the technology to produce the hardware. All that is missing is the software - the programs (30) ______ will operate the machine.
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.
Telecommunicating is a form of computer communication between employees’ homes and offices. For employees whose jobs involve sitting at a terminal or word processor entering data or typing reports, the location of the computer is of no consequence. If the machine can communicate over telephone lines, when the work is completed, employees can dial the office computer from a distant site and transmit the material to their employers. A recent survey in USA Today estimates that there are approximately 8.7 million telecommuters. Although the numbers are rising annually, the trend does not appear to be as significant as predicted when Business Week published “The Portable Executive” as its cover story a few years ago.
Why hasn't telecommuting become more popular? Clearly, change simply takes time. But in addition, there has been active resistance on the part of many managers. These executives claim that supervising the telecommuters in a large work force scattered across the country would be too difficult, or, at least, systems for managing them are not yet developed, thereby complicating the manager's responsibilities.
It is also true that employees who are given the option of telecommuting are often reluctant to accept the opportunity. Most people feel that they need regular interaction with a group, and many are concerned that they will not have the same consideration for advancement if they are not more visible in the office setting. Some people feel that even when a space in their homes is set aside as a work area, they never really get away from the office.
What is the main idea of the passage?
The word “terminal” in paragraph 1 mostly means ______.
According to the passage, the number of American workers involving in telecommuting is ______.
The word “them” in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
Which of the following is TRUE about the reason why telecommuting has not become popular?
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.
Unlike these fish, which are actually extinct, the coelacanth is a type of fish that was believed to be extinct. However, an unexpected twentieth-century rediscovery of living coelacanths has brought about a reassessment of the status of this prehistoric sea creature that was believed to have long since disappeared from the Earth.
From fossil remains of the coelacanth, palaeontologists have determined that the coelacanth was in existence around 350 million years ago, during the Palaeozoic Era, more than 100 million years before the first dinosaurs arrived on Earth. The most recent fossilized coelacanths date from around 70 million years ago, near the end of the Mesozoic and near the end of the age of dinosaurs. Because no fossilized remnants of coelacanths from the last 70 million years have been found, the coelacanth was believed to have died out around the same time as the dinosaurs. The prehistoric coelacanth studied by palaeontologists had distinctive characteristics that differentiated it from other fish. It was named for its hollow spine and was known to have been powerful carnivores because of its many sharp teeth and a special joint in the skull that allowed the ferocious teeth to move in coordination with the lower jaw. It also had a pair of fins with unusual bony and muscular development that allowed the coelacanth to dart around the ocean floor. These fins also enable the coelacanth to search out prey trying to hide on the ocean bottom.
In 1983, a living specimen of the coelacanth was discovered in the catch of a fishing boat off the coast of South Africa, and since then numerous other examples of the coelacanth have been found in the waters of the Indian Ocean. This modern version of the coelacanth is not exactly the same as its prehistoric cousin. Today’s coelacanth is larger than its prehistoric relative, measuring up to six feet in length and weigh up to 150 pounds. However, the modern version of the coelacanth still possesses the characteristic hollow spine and distinctive fins with their unusual bony and muscular structure.
What is the most suitable title for the passage?
The word “determined” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
According to paragraph 2, why was coelacanth believed to have died out at the same time as the dinosaurs?
According to the passage, why are scientists sure that the prehistoric coelacanth was a flesh-eater?
The word “ferocious” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
What is NOT true about the prehistoric coelacanth, according to 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.
Some bacteria is extremely harmful, but others are regular used in producing foods.
Watching TV, drinking tea, and play chess are my father’s hobbies.
Not until I was on my way to the airport that I realized I had put my passport at home.
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.
It is much more difficult to speak English than to speak French.
“I will start walking tomorrow afternoon,” Minh said.
There is no need for you to leave the house now.
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.
You can go out. Make sure you come back before 9 p.m.
The soccer team knew they lost the match. They soon started to blame each other.