Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: preparation, geography, experiment, apology
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: teacher, achieve, person, purchase
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the three in pronunciation: uniform, university, student, customer
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the three in pronunciation: earns, girls, eyes, works
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes the following exchanges.
David and Mary are talking about air pollution in their city.
- David: “Too many vehicles on the streets cause not only air pollution but also many other problems.”
- Mary: “___________ Noise pollution and road accidents are becoming increasingly serious.”
Ignoring his mom's advice, Jeff came home late from his friend's house yesterday.
- Jeff: "I'm terribly sorry for being so naughty yesterday."
- Mum: “______________.”
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The villagers had to work hard in the fields all day but they could hardly make _____ meet.
The children _____ that school receive a good education.
He has a quick temper and easily _____ off the handle.
If I _____ you, I would advise her to try the new teaching method.
The river will not begin to swell _____.
I can't find my dictionary at the moment. I hope it will _____ soon.
The use of vitamin _____ and herbs has become increasingly popular among Americans.
Do you mind _____ such a long way to work every day?
Let me _____ my memory before I get down to answering the questions.
Tom is _____ last person to enter the room.
Different conservation efforts have been made in order to save _____ species.
_____ his good work and manners, he didn't get a promotion.
How many times have you seen him since he _____ to Edinburgh?
Peter won't come to see you tomorrow, _____?
I would like to apply _____ the position of sales clerk in that company.
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.
Don't mention soccer to Henry because he would go and play at the drop of a hat.
She phoned me this afternoon at the office and we had a brief chat.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions.
They all encouraged my creativity and inspired me in many ways.
But for your support, our band couldn't have won the Grand Music competition.
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.
Helen doesn't earn as much money as her boss does.
The best thing for you to do is to sit down.
"I will pay back the money to you, Peter," said Mary.
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.
There is no denying that personal information about clients is to be treated as confident.
Athletics were his favourite sport when he was a high school student.
In her art class, Fiona learned how to paint, photograph moving subjects, and molding sculptures.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on the answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
It isn't a lovely room. Its difficult view spoils it.
I had picked some roses. That was when I noticed my mother's favorite vase was missing.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each other numbered blanks.
Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say
Rapidly rising caseloads alarm researchers, who fear the virus may make its way across the globe. (34) _____, scientists cannot yet predict how many deaths may result. The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic (35) _____ circles the globe, according to many of the world's leading infectious disease experts. The prospect is daunting. A pandemic - an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents- may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and (36) _____ countries, including the United States.
Scientists do not yet know how (37) _____ the new coronavirus is, however, so there is uncertainty about how much damage a pandemic might cause. But there is growing consensus that the pathogen is readily transmitted between humans. Many scientists have found that the Wuhan coronavirus is spreading more like influenza, which is highly (38) _____ than its slow-moving viral cousins, SARS and MERS. "It's very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
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.
Improving girls' educational levels has been demonstrated to have clear impacts on the health and economic future of young women, which in turn improves the prospect of their entire community. Research shows that every extra year of school for girls increases their lifetime income by 15%. Improving female education, and thus the earning potential of women improves the standard of living for their own children.
Yet, many barriers to education for girls remain. In some African countries, such as Burkina Faso, girls are unlikely to attend school for such basic reasons as a lack of private toilet facilities for girls. Higher attendance rates of high schools and university education among women, particularly in developing countries, have helped them make inroads into professional careers with better-paying salaries and wages.
Education increases a woman's (and her partner's and the family's) level of health and health awareness. Furthering women's levels of education and advanced training also tends to lead to later ages of initiation of sexual activity, later ages at first marriage, and later ages at first childbirth, as well as an increased likelihood to remain single, have no children, or have no formal marriage and alternatively, have increasing levels of long-term partnerships. It can lead to higher rates of barrier and chemical contraceptive use (and a lower level of sexually transmitted infections among women and their partners and children), and can increase the level of resources available to women who divorce or are in a situation of domestic violence. It has been shown, in addition, to increase women's communication with their partners and their employers, and to improve rates of civic participation such as voting or the holding of office.
What can be the best title for the reading passage?
It is stated in the first paragraph that ................
The word "barriers" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
The phrase “make inroads into” in paragraph 2 can be best replaced by______.
The word "It" in paragraph 3 refers 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.
A ghostly animal creeps silently through a Florida swamp. It's a rare type of big cat known as a Florida panther, one of only 80 to 100 such panthers left in the world. Scientists must work to save these remaining panthers from extinction, but their secretive nature is making it difficult. They are attaching a special transmitter to each Florida panther so they can follow their movements, range, and habits. The technology these transmitters use is called satellite tracking.
The scientists are dedicated professionals, but they are not pioneers. Their colleagues before them have attached tiny transmitters to many different kinds of wild animals, including birds, fish and big cats. So the Florida scientists are using their methods. Firstly, they must trap and tranquillize the panther. Then, the transmitter is attached to a harness and strapped to the panther's body. Each harness is custom-designed and manually adjusted for panthers so it fits comfortably. Scientists don't want the transmitter to interfere with the panther's natural habits. The point of tracking them is to find out as much as they can about their natural habits. Once the tracking transmitter is in place, the information it records is sent to an orbiting satellite.
The satellite can see the transmitter that is attached to the panther, even when it is out of sight of a biologist on the ground. The satellite collects information from the transmitter about the panther's exact location. Once the information is received, it is transmitted back to Earth so it can be recorded by the scientists. Scientists can use the information in many different ways. They can follow the panthers on the ground and observe their behavior. Alternatively, they can use the information to determine the panthers' ranges and to understand their social patterns. They can also track how environmental changes like weather conditions affect their movements and health. All this information can be used to provide ideal conditions for the endangered panthers. It can also be used to protect the panthers from danger.
In the end, the panther silently slips away through the trees. Around its shoulders a transmitter is sending signals via satellite to a dedicated biologist. The biologist is using the information the transmitter provides to save the Florida Panthers from extinction. With the help of satellite tracking these beautiful cats have a better chance of survival in the modern world.
What is the passage mainly about?
According to the passage, what information does the satellite collect from the transmitter?
Florida panthers are characterized as the animals that _______.
According to the passage, which of the following about the tracking transmitter is NOT true?
The phrase "tranquillize the panther" in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by_______.
The phrase “custom-designed” in paragraph 2 probably means _______.
The word “their” in paragraph 3 refers to _______.