Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheer to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
The guest of honors, along with his wife and children, were sitting at the first table when we had a party yesterday.
To show the different ideas about love and marriage, a survey was conducted in American, Chinese and Indian students.
We received a SOS signal appearing right here in this city, please connect the support team there immediately.
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.
People have used coal and oil to generate electricity for a long time.
School uniform is compulsory in most of Vietnamese schools.
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.
Farmers depend on meteorologists. They need meteorologists' accurate forecasts for successful agricultural planning.
As long as you stay calm, you have nothing to fear from the talk show.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on you answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
A satellite is best understood as a projectile, or an object that has only one force acting on gravity. Technically speaking, anything that crosses the Karman Line at an altitude of kilometers (62 miles) is considered in space. However, a satellite needs to be going fast — at least 8 km (5 miles) a second - to stop from falling back down to Earth immediately.
If a satellite is traveling fast enough, it will perpetually "fall" toward Earth, but the Earth's curvature means that the satellite will fall around our planet instead of crashing back on the surface. Satellites that travel closer to Earth are at risk of falling because the drag of atmospheric molecules will slow the satellites down. Those that orbit farther away from Earth have fewer molecules to contend with.
There are several accepted "zones" of orbits around the Earth. One is called low-Earth-orbit, which extends from about 160 to 2,000 km (about 100 to 1,250 miles). This is the zone where the ISS orbits and where the space shuttle used to do its work. In fact, all human missions except for the Apollo flights to the moon took place in this zone. Most satellites also work in this zone.
Geostationary or geosynchronous orbit is the best spot for communications satellites to use, however. This is a zone above Earth's equator at an altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 mi). At this altitude, the rate of "fall" around the Earth is about the same as Earth's rotation, which allows the satellite to stay above the same spot on Earth almost constantly. The satellite thus keeps a perpetual connection with a fixed antenna on the ground, allowing for reliable communications. When geostationary satellites reach the end of their life, protocol dictates they're moved out of the way for a new satellite to take their place. That's because there is only so much room, or so many "slots" in that orbit, to allow the satellites to operate without interference.
While some satellites are best used around the equator, others are better suited to more polar orbits - those that circle the Earth from pole to pole so that their coverage zones include the north and south poles. Examples of polar-orbiting satellites include weather satellites and reconnaissance satellites.
Which of the following best serves as the title for the passage?
Which of the following best summaries paragraph 5?
Which of the following is mentioned in paragraph 4 as an element that makes a satellite stay above the same spot on Earth?
Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
The word "perpetually" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _________.
According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the reason why satellites move out of the way?
The word "Those" in paragraph 2 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.
The British are particular about timings and being late is frowned upon, but being on time is a complicated matter because in some situations, being a few minutes early on others means being exactly on time and in some instances, it is completely acceptable to arrive 10 minutes to a few hours later than the stated time. This can be a minefield for someone who is new to the UK, so here are some basic rules that will help you get your timing right whatever the situation.
In formal meetings, such as job interviews, you should arrive at least five minutes before your meeting. This will give you time to compose yourself before your big meeting. In the UK, arriving late for a formal meeting is seen as unprofessional and will reflect badly on you. If you are running late, ring your host to let them know you will be late. On arrival, apologize sincerely and offer a reason for your lateness, such as you got lost or the train was delayed. It will help you redeem yourself. However, if you are late because you set off later than you should have, it's wise to keep that to yourself!
If you have been invited to a dinner party, you should arrive exactly on time as the host will have planned when they will serve the food. You will find that your host will serve their guests a pre-dinner drink, so that gives you a bit of wiggle room, but if you are running later than 10 minutes, you should ring your host and let them know how late you might be. That way they can decide whether to go ahead and serve the other guests. When you arrive you should offer the host and the other guests your apology for being late.
What is the author's main purpose in the passage?
According to the second paragraph, what kind of reasons should you offer come late for a job interview?
The word "compose" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ________.
What is the best advice when you have an appointment in the UK?
What does the word "That way" in the last paragraph refer to?
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 decided to remain celibate and devote her life to helping the homeless and orphans.
Both universities speak highly of the programme of student exchange and hope to cooperate more in the future.
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.
"How beautiful you are today!" he said.
If you want to be kept informed about current affairs you should listen to the radio.
We got wet yesterday because we didn't remember to bring our raincoats.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes the following exchanges.
Recently, the island of Hawaii ________ the subject of intensive research on the occurrence of earthquakes.
Students are _______ less pressure as a result of changes in testing procedures.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States. He defeated President Trump after winning Pennsylvania, which put his total of Electoral College votes above the 270 he needed _______ the presidency.
Switching to ________ light bulb is one way to protect the environment.
It is reported that humans are the main reason for most species decline, habitat ______ is the leading threat.
__________ charge for excess luggage is £10 ________ kilo.
People should stop smoking ________ it is extremely detrimental to health.
We were having dinner in a restaurant last night when this guy at the next table _______ because the waiter brought the wrong thing.
_________ top of the ten greenest cities in the world, Stockholm is well-known for its cycle paths and lanes full of commuters wearing helmets.
___________ appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead is merely an optical illusion.
Alice meets Mary at their class after Mary has had her hair cut.
Alice: "What an attractive hair style you have got, Mary!"
Some scientists are _______ of not having reported the effects of climate change.
The local authority demanded that new migrants __________ to settle down.
Tom and Tony are talking about a tennis game.
Tom: "I thought your tennis game was a lot better today, Tony".
Tony:" _________! I thought it was terrible."
My friends don't know him, _______?
The passenger asked _______ we landed because she was afraid of being late for the meeting.
I have just found the book _____
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the three in pronunciation: nuclear, disappear, pear, clear
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the three in pronunciation: determined, excited, judged, seemed
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress: refusal, decision, possession, pessimist
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress: approach, schoolyard, airport, value
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.
When people marry, they're usually in love and happy to be tying the (46) _______. But after that, things tend to change. On average, couples' satisfaction with their marriage declines during the first years of marriage and, if the decline is particularly steep, divorce may follow. The course of true love runs downhill.
For around 30 years, researchers have studied how having children affects a marriage, and the results are (47) ________: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along. Comparing couples with and without children, researchers found (48) _________ the rate of the decline in relationship satisfaction is nearly twice as steep for couples who have children than for childless couples. In the (49) ________ that a pregnancy is unplanned, the parents experience even greater negative impacts (50) ________ their relationship.
The irony is that even as the marital satisfaction of new parents declines, the likelihood of them divorcing also declines. So, having children may make you miserable, but you'll be miserable together.