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 from 1 to 3.
However old and worn his clothes were, they looked clean and of good quality.
Rose must have been sleeping; otherwise, she would have heard the telephone ring.
“I’m sorry for being late again.” said Mai.
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 questions from 4 to 5.
The augmentation in the population has created a fuel shortage.
I think we should tell Nam that the location of the picnic has been changed. Let’s keep him in the picture.
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 6 to 10.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an (6) ______ disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people (7) ______ are infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it (8) ______ and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through (9) ______ of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. (10) ______, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
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 from 11 to 12.
– Mr John: “What do you do for a living?”
– Mr Mike: “______”
– Tom: “Sorry, I forgot to phone you last night.”
– Mary: “______”
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 13 to 26.
If he had known her address, he ______ her to his birthday party last week.
He’ll give you a call as soon as he ______.
David refused ______ in the contest because he was ill.
I think everyone wants to make friends with John. He is ______ kind person.
This book provides students ______ useful tips that help them to pass the coming exam.
There has been little rain in this region for several months, ______?
The girl proposed that their group leader ______ a camping trip.
______ when Kevin and Isabel arrived.
I am so tired that I can’t ______ what you are saying.
This job requires some important ______. You have to be good at operating machines and dealing with people.
In the second game, her opponent hurt her leg. Hence, that she became the champion was a/an ______ conclusion.
______ they do not have much experience, their applications have been approved.
In recent years, China has ______ the lead in global warming pollution, producing about 28 percent of all CO2 emissions.
Winning the cup in 1998 was just a ______ in the pan – they haven’t won the match since then.
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: struggle, comfort, anxious, confide
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: survival, endanger, medicine, addition
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 from 29 to 30.
It’s only quite recently that the long-lasting and devastating effects of such chemicals on wildlife have come to light.
Joe’s been walking with a spring in his step ever since he found out he was getting a promotion.
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 that follow from 31 to 38.
If the salinity of ocean waters is analyzed, it is found to vary only slightly from place to place. Nevertheless, some of these small changes are important. There are three basic processes that cause a change in oceanic salinity. One of these is the subtraction of water from the ocean by means of evaporation – conversion of liquid water to water vapor. In this manner, the salinity is increased, since the salt behind. If this is carried to the extreme, of course, white crystals of salt would be left behind.
The opposite of evaporation is precipitation, such as rain, by which water is added to the ocean. Here the ocean is being diluted so that the salinity is decreased. This may occur in areas of high rainfall or in coastal regions where rivers flow into the ocean. Thus salinity may be increased by the subtraction of water by evaporation, or decreased by the addition of fresh water by precipitation or runoff.
Normally, in tropical regions where the sun is very strong, the ocean salinity is somewhat higher than it is in other parts of the world where there is not as much evaporation. Similarly, in coastal regions where rivers dilute the sea, salinity is somewhat lower than in other oceanic areas.
A third process by which salinity may be altered is associated with the formation and melting of sea ice. When seawater is frozen, the dissolved materials are left behind. In this manner, seawater directly beneath freshly formed sea ice has a higher salinity than it did before the ice appeared. Of course, when this ice melts, it will tend to decrease the salinity of the surrounding water.
In the Weddell Sea, off Antarctica, the densest water in the ocean is formed as a result of this freezing process, which increases the salinity of cold water. This heavy water sinks and is found in the deeper portions of the oceans of the world.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word “this” in paragraph 1 refers to ______.
According to the passage, the ocean generally has more salt in ______.
Which of the following statements about the salinity of a body of water can best be inferred from the passage?
The word “altered” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______.
The word “it” in paragraph 4 refers to ______.
Why does the author mention the Weddell Sea?
Which of the following is NOT a result of the formation of ocean ice?
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 from 39 to 40.
The storm was so great. Many families had to be evacuated to safer parts of the city
The burglar was trying to break into the shop. He was caught by the night guard when doing so.
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: judged, seemed, excited, determined
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: allow, tomorrow, slowly, below
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 that follow from 43 to 47.
In today’s fast-paced industry, learning will most likely involve seeking new skills in ways that challenge the norm. But thankfully, there is promise for such lifelong learning online – a promise that will save you time and money while helping you earn more of both.
Provided you have access to a decent computer and the Internet, the barrier to getting started is probably lower than it ever has been. And with those things in place, it is a matter of finding the content you wish to learn. So, to help others who may be looking to maximize their own learning efforts, I have listed some quick tips below.
First, set achievable goals. When you start learning, it is a good idea to set goals about what you want to learn or what you might do with your newly acquired knowledge. It might be landing that new job, building a tangible product, or impressing your current management. The goals may vary in size and complexity, but do revisit these goals throughout your learning process. Within a couple weeks ask yourself, “Am I getting closer to my goal?” or “Am I learning the skills necessary to reach my goals?” If you are not, then you may need to look elsewhere.
Second, learn with others. By yourself, learning anything has a high propensity to become frustrating. Try teaming up with friends or colleagues. They can often be your best resource for maintaining motivation while you learn.
Third, make it a habit. Online habits often include scrolling through social media or watching videos on YouTube. If you have the downtime for such activities, then you could spend that downtime learning something. And why not learn something? If you do, then you will have plenty more to talk about on social media anyways. So, make learning your new online habit by making a commitment to learn something new each day.
What does the word “both” in paragraph 1 refer to?
According to the passage, what are the basic condition for learning online?
According to the passage, what is the first step of learning online?
What is the word “commitment” in the last paragraph closest in meaning to?
What is the passage mainly about?
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 48 to 50.
They are having their house being painted by a construction company.
What I told her a few days ago were not the solution to most of her problems.
His ambition and doggy determination ensured that he rose to the top of his profession.