Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: carried, organized, impressed, involved
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: chemical, character, charming, chemistry
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: believe, marriage, response, maintain
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: hospital, supportive, wonderful, mischievous
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
I did not have enough lexical knowledge to ..................... that article from Vietnamese into English.
He wanted to know....................
Mary didn‟t remember what I........................her the day before.
He became interested in ................... when he started taking pictures for the local newspaper.
Body language ................... communication effectively.
Taking an exam.......................English always makes me nervous.
Women also work to share the household financial ................... with their husbands.
The boys who enjoy playing tricks and annoying people are......................
This is the first time I ....................... such a famous person.
She was angry when she found that she was....................last person to know the truth.
...................., it is certain that in the future something will be different
If it.................fine tomorrow, we will go to the coast.
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.
From these documents, the interviewer will have some insight into your social skills, work motivation, and keen for the job.
Communication is the act of transferring information through neither verbal messages or non-verbal signals.
The shocking news in newspapers are what people are talking about this morning
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
She got up late and rushed to the bus stop.
It will take more or less a month to prepare for the wedding.
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.
She was unhappy that she lost contact with a lot of her old friends when she went abroad to study.
Mr. Smith‟s new neighbors appear to be very friendly.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Tom: I thought your tennis game was a lot better today, Tony.
Tony: ! I thought it was terrible.
"What do you want me to cook for your dinner?” - “.................”
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.
His eel soup is better than any other soups I have ever eaten.
Many people think that Steve stole the money.
I have not met her for three years.
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.
Anna jogs every morning. It is very good for her health.
Mary was very disappointed, but she tried to keep calm.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions from 31 to 38.
Political and family values within society have impacted upon the modern family structure. Traditionally, it has been the man‟s role to be the breadwinner for the family- providing the funds to pay for food and shelter. However, due to the many new and unique responsibilities placed upon families, in numerous cases both men and women- fathers and mothers- have had to enter the workforce. Generally, the reasons for both being involved in the workforce revolve around the need to add to the family‟s current financial base. To a lesser extent, the need to interact with “adults” in a stimulating work environment is another popular reason. Whatever their reasons, for many families, the decision for father and mother to go out of home and join the labour force has led to a number of side effects within the home which, in turn, impact upon their performance as employees.
Many researchers agree that attitudes towards work are carried over into family life. This spillover can be positive or negative. Positive spillover refers to the spread of satisfaction and positive stimulation at work resulting in high levels of energy and satisfaction at home. If the amount of research is to be taken as an indication, it would seem that positive spillover is not a dominant occurrence in the workplace with most research focusing on the effects of negative spillover. Often pointing out the incompatible nature of work and family life, the research focuses on problems and conflict at work which has the effect of draining and preoccupying the individual, making it difficult for him or her to participate fully in family life.
Social scientists have devised a number of theories in an attempt to explain the work-family dynamic. Compensation theory is one which has been widely used. It assumes that the relationship between work and family is negative by pointing out that high involvement in one sphere- invariably the work sphere- leads to low involvement in the other. As an individual advances within a career, demands typically fluctuate from moderate to more demanding and if the advancing worker has younger children, this shift in work responsibilities will usually manifest itself in the form of less time spent with the family. Researchers subscribing to this theory point out that the drain on family time is significantly related to work-family conflict with an escalation in conflict, as the number of families increase.
What is the main focus of this passage?
The main reason fathers and mothers join the workforce is...................
The word “draining” is closest in meaning to .
The word "it" in the third paragraph refers to .
The following are the reasons why the fathers and mothers both go to work EXCEPT .
The following are true EXCEPT .
The word “breadwinner” is closest in meaning to .
According to the passage, positive spillover .
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions from 39 to 45.
When we moved to our new house near the sea, I was eight years old. Even before that I had spent every summer messing about on boats. My dad had taught me to sail before I learnt to ride a bike so I knew how I wanted to spend my time at the new house- I was going to get my own boat and sail it everyday. The house was only a few metres from the water‟s edge, and in rough weather the waves would come crashing into the front garden. I used to sit with my nose pressed to the glass, fascinated by the power of the ocean. I grew up watching the skies to see if it was going to rain; would I be going sailing that afternoon or not?
Of course I sometimes wished I could live in the town like my friends. I used to get irritated with my parents, who had taken early retirement because they seemed incapable of getting anywhere on time. Dad drove me the eight miles to school everyday, but I was often late because he had been walking on the cliffs earlier in the morning and had lost track of time. When I was taking my university entrance exams, I used to stay over at a friend‟s in town, just in case. All in all, I was lucky to grow up by the sea and I still love to sail.
At the age of eight, the writer’s house was______________
The word “rough” is closest in meaning to
The writer‟s father retired early because .
The following are true EXCEPT .
Growing up by the sea, the writer felt .
The writer learnt to sail .
When taking the university entrance exams, .
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 46 to 50.
The home was an important aspect of ancient Greek civilization and the term oikos not only meant house or home, but also a man’s domain. (46) , home ownership brought with it considerable responsibility, including protection of the home‟s inhabitants. A typical Athenian (47) in the 5th and 6th centuries BC consisted of a couple, any children might have, plus several slaves. The men were often (48) for work or at war and, as a result, security was a constant worry. A typical dwelling had high walls and a strong gate, and was constructed of mud bricks around a central courtyard, (49) might have been used for cooking, relaxing or socializing with friends and family members. The courtyard also (50) women the chance to enjoy the open air in the privacy of their own home, as they did not normally go out much.