Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: orchestra, chasm, chemical, orchard
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: confine, conceal, convention, concentrate
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: individual, expenditure, communicate, necessity
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: popularity, laboratory, politician, documentary
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
No matter how angry she was, she would never____________to violence.
She refuses to even listen to anyone else's point of view. She is very____________.
I am inclined____________his complicity in the big fraud.
Do you know the woman____________next to our teacher?
Not only____________to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.
In my small house there are two rooms, ____________is used as the living-room.
Luckily, by the time we got there, the painting____________.
She applied for paid leave but her boss rejected her application..............
What is this? It is____________a horrible smell.
We have had the roof of our house____________.
They are going to have____________trip to Ha Long Bay next month.
It's not so much her looks I don't like____________her inability to listen.
She is____________to leave as soon as possible.
Despite being a very good student, she didn't fulfill her____________later in life.
He was not aware that he had been under____________since his arrival.
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.
He didn't bat an eye when he realized he failed the exam again.
Your room is so cluttered. You should tidy it up immediately.
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.
At first, no one believed he was a pilot, but his documents lent colour to his statements.
I'm sorry I can't come to your birthday party this weekend - I'm up to my ears in work.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Jenifer: "Would you mind if I use your computer for an hour?" - Tim:" ____________".
“Have you been able to reach Tom?" -"____________"
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.
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. There are many kinds of love, but many people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner (or partners).
For many people, romantic relationships comprise one of the most meaningful aspects of life, providing a source of deep fulfillment. The need for human connection appears to be (26) ____________- but the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned.
Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meet the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others.
Failed relationships happen for many reasons, and the failure of a relationship is often a source of great psychological anguish. Most people have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make relationships endure and flourish.
Finding a partner with whom to share a life is a wonderful - yet somtimes difficult - process. (27) ____________it’s conducted online or in-person, the search will likely push an individual into unfamiliar settings to encounter potential partners. In order to be successful, it is often necessary to go outside one's comfort zone.
Dating is a process by which people spend time with others in order to gradually determine whether a particular person is suitable (28) ____________a potential mate. Determining whether a connection reflects (29) ____________infatuation or true love can sometimes be
challenging, but research suggests that there are revealing clues in behavior.
One possibly counterintuitive indicator of a potential match is one's sense of self. Someone who would make a good partner may push an individual to discover new activities or beliefs that expand their self-concept. Another early signifier may be stress: repeatedly interacting with someone (30) ____________impression matters deeply to someone can fuel anxiety.
Other indicators include being highly motivated to see the person and investing a significant amount of time, emotion, and energy into the budding relationship.
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.
Going to college or university in the United States is very expensive. A year at a prominent four-year university can cost almost $50,000, and this does not include the extra costs of housing, transportation, and other living expenses. There are, of course, less expensive options at colleges that also offer an excellent education. Most four-year colleges cost at least $10,000 per year, and many more are in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. For families in the United States, paying for the education of their children has become a major expense. Many families begin saving money from the time their children are born, and some states offer incentive plans for savings programs.
As expensive as the tuition is, it should be noted that this hardly covers all the cost of providing an education. Buildings, equipment, and salary costs are increasingly expensive, with advanced technology adding tremendous costs for laboratories and other specialized facilities. Universities and colleges constantly seek support from foundations, corporations, and industry, as well as from local, state, or federal government.
In addition to family funds and savings, there are two main types of funding for college: loans and grants. Loans are borrowed money that must be paid back, with interest, although the interest rates for student loans are lower than for some other types of loans. The early years of many workers' careers are spent trying to pay back student loans. Grants, including scholarships, are gifts of money that do not have to be paid back, but students often must fulfill certain obligations, such as maintaining a certain grade point average or demonstrating family need, in order to qualify. Scholarships are funds that are earned or competed for, and they may be based on the student's academic, athletic, or civic performance or on some other condition that has been met by the student or family. Identifying and accessing these funds can be confusing, and even disheartening, for families when they encounter the application forms. Colleges, secondary schools, and other organizations have offices to help students learn about funding resources.
Tuition is only the beginning of the financial investment required for a U.S. education. Costs include educational fees - some are paid by everyone each term, others are related to the courses being taken. Students must also pay for housing; books; other materials; meals; health insurance and health care; local day-to-day transportation, including parking; and transportation to and from home; telephone and Internet use; and any other expenses. Normally, international students pay the higher out-of-state tuition rate at public institutions.
Which of the following is the best title of the passage?
Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
The word "disheartening" is closest in meaning to____________ .
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.
Matching the influx of foreign immigrants into the larger cities of the United States during the late nineteenth century was a domestic migration, from towns and farms to cities, within the United States. The country had been overwhelmingly rural at the beginning of the century, with less than 5 percent of Americans living in large towns or cities. The proportion of urban percent by 1880 and to 46 percent by 1900. A country with only 6 cities boasting a population of more than 8,000 in 1800 had become one with 545 such cities in 1900. Of these, 26 had a population of more than 100,000 including 3 that held more than a million people. Much of the migration producing an urban society came from smaller towns within the United States, but the combination of new immigrants and old American "settlers" on America’s "urban frontier" in the late nineteenth century proved extraordinary.
The growth of cities and the process of industrialization fed on each other. The agricultural revolution stimulated many in the countryside to seek a new life in the city and made it possible for fewer farmers to feed the large concentrations of people needed to provide a workforce for growing numbers of factories. Cities also provided ready and convenient markets for the products of industry, and huge contracts in transportation and construction - as well as the expanded market in consumer goods - allowed continued growth of the urban sector of the overall economy of the United States.
Technological developments further stimulated the process of urbanization. One example is the Bessemer converter (an industrial process for manufacturing steel), which provided steel girders for the construction of skyscrapers. The refining of crude oil into kerosene, and later the development of electric lighting as well as of the telephone, brought additional comforts to urban areas that were unavailable to rural Americans and helped attract many of them from the farms into the cities. In every era the lure of the city included a major psychological element for country people: the bustle and social interaction of urban life seemed particularly intriguing to those raised in rural isolation.
What aspects of the United States in the nineteenth century does the passage mainly discuss?
The paragraph preceding the passage most probably discuss____________.
What proportion of population of the United States was urban in 1900?
The word "stimulated" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to____________.
Why does the author mention "electric lighting" and "the telephone" the last paragraph?
The word "them" in the last paragraph refers to____________.
The word "intriguing" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to____________
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.
(A) Many of the population (B) in our country (C) is composed (D) of farmers.
(A) The more the relative humidity reading (B) rises, (C) the worst the heat (D) affects us.
It is (A) disappointing that (B) almost tourists who (C) come to the country only visit the (D) same few overcrowded places.
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.
"Don't be so disappointed Mary. You can take the driving test again," said Mark.
It is open to question as to whether my sister, Linda, will get the job.
My father likes nothing better than playing football in his free time.
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.
The boy was very bright. He could solve all the math problems quickly.
He didn't go to his friend's wedding party. She felt so sad.