Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: vintage, massage, luggage, passage
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: considerate, candidate, associate, adequate
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: majority, ceremony, photography, astronomy
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: telegraph, telegraphy, diplomat, competent
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
Between all the photographs she showed me. there was only one of her husband.
All the judges paid the dancer compliments on :their excellent performance in the competition.
Some bacteria are extremely harmful, but others are regular used in producing foods.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
I'm not sure, but Tony.....................probably get that demanding job.
They were among the first companies to exploit the _____ of the Internet.
Thanks to her father's encouragement, she has made great...................in her study.
Such....................that we didn't want to go home.
I would be very rich now.......working long ago.
A good friend should ............... you whatever happens
Jim didn't break the vase on .........but he was still punished for his carelessness.
Why don't they their attention on scrutinizing the evidence instead of questioning the passers-by?
She has just bought .............
When _____ a European, we should stick to the last name unless he suggests that we use his first name.
It was a serious operation but he made a complete recovery and was soon as fit as a fiddle.
The head teacher loves Literature. She _____ significance to reading classical novels by great writers like Charles Dickens or Leo Tolstoy.
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.
Jane: "Are you interested in scuba diving?" Janet: “________”
Torn: "Is your bicycle serviced regularly, Mike?" Mike: “.............”
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.
Public service announcements on radio and television are provided free charge to qualifying agencies.
Old Behrman, the main character in the short story The Last Leaf by William Sydney Porter, is a simple, kind-hearted artist who always dreams of painting a masterpiece.
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.
Today students are under a lot of pressure due to the high expectations from their parents and teachers.
Don't tell Jane anything about the surprise party for Jack. She has got a big mouth.
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.
"Are you waiting for your exam result?" she said.
They arrived late, so they didn't have good seats.
What she does in her free time does not concern me.
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.
My mother is very busy at work. However, she takes good care of her children.
He is very lazy. That makes his parents worried.
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 31 to 35.
Sponsoring great athletic events
In the 1998 World Cup, sports fans around the world (31) _____ various battles between fierce football rivals but also between the companies that sponsored them.
Nike sponsored Brazil. Adidas sponsored France. While the teams (32) _____ for the biggest prize in football, the two companies tried to win the biggest battle, the battle of the brands as 500 million people from 195 countries turn in to watch the greatest footballers in the world.
Afterwards, the sportswear companies' hope was for people to go out and buy some new kits. Adidas paid $20 million for the privilege of being an official sponsor of the 1998 World Cup and so one might have assumed it would have had the greatest presence at the (33) _____.
Sometimes, however, sponsoring doesn't (34) _____ the company much good. Other times, the sponsors' advertising campaigns are very original. Nike has claimed that if sponsors really want to support athletes, they can't turn up only for the photo opportunities and the media events and smile and (35) _____ for the cameras. They have to accept the whole package with its spitting, swearing, sweating and blistering-breaking. They just have to get used to it.
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.
Children all around the world love to read comic books. Maybe they like to read the kind of comic books that come out once a month, like Spiderman or Batman, or maybe they like mangastyle comic books. That means that publishers who make comic books need to keep in touch with the things young people like to do. One thing that many young people today are interested in is technology, so of course kids want to read digital comic books on electronic devices.
Let's take Japanese rnanga as an example. There are lots of people around the world who enjoy reading manga. However, in the past, it was difficult to find translated versions of manga in comic bookstores. But that did not stop manga fans. Some fans who could translate Japanese into their own language started translating manga themselves. Then they scanned the pages of manga books and uploaded the scanned pages to the Internet with their translation. This practice has become so popular. People in the comic book industry made up a name for it. By combining the words scan and translation, they call it "scanlation", and it is a big problem today. The people who do scanlation usually share their manga for free, so readers do not buy manga books. Writers, artists, and publishers all end up losing money because of scanlation. Another problem is piracy in the comic book industry. illegal copies of old and brand new comics alike have been hurting comic book sales.
Despite the progress made in converting comics to digital formats, hardcopy comic books are still by far the most popular format among fans. In the meantime, comic book publishers and stores will just have to keep an eye on their buyers' habits. As the popularity of digital books for e- readers and tablets grows, the popularity of digital comic books will grow as well.
What is the passage mainly about?
The word "they" in paragraph 1 refers to_____
According to paragraph 1, Spiderman is the name of .
According to paragraph 2, the practice of "scanlation" mostly involves _______.
According to the passage, in the past, some manga fans who knew Japanese translated manga because
According to paragraph 2, who could benefit from scanlation?
The word "piracy" in paragraph 2 probably means the act of _____
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 43 to 50
The American type of football was developed in the 19th century from soccer and rugby football. Played by professionals, amateurs, college and high school students, or young children, football in American is one of the most popular sports besides basketball and baseball. It attracts millions of fans each fall and people are very supportive of their favourite teams. The football playing field of today is rectangular in shape and measures 100 yards long and 53.5 yards wide. White lines are painted on the playing field to mark off the distances to the end zone. The games is divided into four quarters, each fifteen minutes long. The first two quarters are known as the first half. There is a rest period between two halves which usually last about fifteen minutes. Each team has eleven players. Each team has offensive players who play when the team has possession of the ball and defensive players who play when the other team has the possession of the ball.
Because of the body contact players have during the game, helmets are worn to protect their head and face area, whereas pads are worn to protect the shoulders, arms, and legs. Also, there are officials carrying whistles and flags to make certain that the rules of the game are followed during the game. The football is made of leather and is brown in colour. It is shaped much like an oval and thrown or someone is running with it. The eight stitches on the top of the football help the players to grip ball when throwing or passing. The most famous game of the year is Super Bowl that is played in January or February. It is televised around the world and is watched by millions of people each year.
What do officials do during the game of football?
As mentioned in the text, who are the most active when their team has the ball?
Playing American football is the most similar to playing .
What do pads help the players to protect?
Which sport is played most in the US?
When is the most famous football game held annually?
Why are there white rings on each end of the football?
The word "grip" in the passage means to .