Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions
Mark the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: shortlist, temporary, afford, accordingly
Mark the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: talked, naked, liked, asked
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions
Mark the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: confide, maintain, divide, gather
Mark the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: compulsory, certificate, category, accompany
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
Let’s begin our discussion now, ________?
My sister _________ for you for an hour.
Susan is fed ________ with the housework.
The more he slept,…………….irritable he became.
There are many ______ in her library.
Before I _________ for that job, I ________ my parents for advice.
______ he had enough money, he refused to buy a new car.
_______ his employees will have worked for two hours.
_____ every major judo title, Mark retired from international competition.
Judo players are ______ to their opponents and bow to each other before and after a contest.
Lucy was late for school this morning because the alarm didn’t __________as usual.
_______ these books to the library, as they will soon overdue.
He sent his children to the park so that he could have some______.
I’ve never really enjoyed going to the ballet or the opera; they’re not really my_______.
___________ are that they'll be late anyway, so we’d better wait for them for another moment.
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
Mark the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): When the protestor entered the meeting clad only in a beach tower, the audience was dumbfounded.
Mark the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): She is always diplomatic when she deals with angry students.
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
Mark the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): Ships crossing the oceans can receive signals from satellites that enable them to calculate their position accurately.
Mark the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): He is very absent – minded . He is likely to forget things or to think about something different from what he should be thinking about.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges
Maria: "It was very kind of you to help me out, John."
– John: “_______.”
Customer: "Can I try this jumper on?"
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
Some people return to college as mature students and take full- or part-time training courses in a skill will help them to get a job. The development of open learning, (26) ______ it possible to study when it is convenient for the students, has increased the opportunities available (27) _______ many people. This type of study was formerly restricted to book-based learning and (28) ________ course but now includes courses on TV, CD-ROM or the Internet, and self-access courses at language or computer centers.
Americans believe that education is important at all stage of life and should not stop (29) ________ people get their first job. About 40% of adults take part in some kind of formal education. About half of them are trying to get qualifications and skills to help them with their jobs, the (30) _________ are taking recreational subjects for personal satisfaction. Schools and community colleges arrange evening classes, and a catalog of courses is published by local boards of education.
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
The relationship between Britain and the US has always been a close one. Like all close relationships it has had difficult times. The US was first a British colony, but between 1775 and 1783 the US fought a war to become independent. The US fought the British again in the War of 1812.
In general, however, the two countries have felt closer to each other than to any other country, and their foreign policies have shown this. During World War I and World War II, Britain and the US supported each other. When the US looks for foreign support, Britain is usually the first country to come forward and it is sometimes called “the 51st state of the union”.
But the special relationship that developed after 1945 is not explained only by shared political interests. An important reason for the friendship is that the people of the two countries are very similar. They share the same language and enjoy each other's literature, films and television. Many Americans have British ancestors, or relatives still living in Britain. The US government and political system is based on Britain's, and there are many Anglo-American businesses operating on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain some people are worried about the extent of US influence, and there is some jealousy of its current power. The special relationship was strong in the early 1980s when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister in Britain and Ronald Reagan was President of the US.
(Adapted from Background to British and American Cultures)
What is the passage mainly about?
The phrase "come forward” in paragraph 2 mostly means _______.
The word “They” in paragraph 3 prefers to __________.
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a reason for the special relationship between Britain and the US?
Britain and the US are close to each other NOT because of their ___________.
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
There are two basic types of glaciers, those that flow outward in all directions with little regard for any underlying terrain and those that are confined by terrain to a particular path.
The first category of glaciers includes those massive blankets that cover whole continents, appropriately called ice sheets. There must be over 50,000 square kilometers of land covered with ice for the glacier to qualify as an ice sheet, when portions of an ice sheet spread out over the ocean, they form ice shelves.
About 20,000 years ago the Cordilleran Ice sheet covered nearly all the mountains in southern Alaska, western Canada, and the western United States. It was about 3 kilometers deep at its thickest point in northern Alberta. Now there are only two sheets left on Earth, those covering Greenland and Antarctica.
Any domelike body of ice that also flows out in all directions but covers less than 50,000 square kilometers is called an ice cap. Although ice caps are rare nowadays, there are a number in northeastern Canada, on Baffin Island, and on the Queen Elizabeth Islands.
The second category of glaciers includes those of a variety of shapes and sizes generally called mountain or alpine glaciers. Mountain glaciers are typically identified by the landform that controls their flow. One form of mountain glacier that resembles an ice cap in that it flows outward in several directions is called an ice field. The difference between an ice field and an ice cap is subtle. Essentially, the flow of an ice field is somewhat controlled by surrounding terrain and thus does not have the domelike shape of a cap. There are several ice fields in the Wrangell. St. Elias, and Chugach mountains of Alaska and northern British Columbia.
Less spectacular than large ice fields are the most common types of mountain glaciers: the cirque and valley glaciers. Cirque glaciers are found in depressions in the surface of the land and have a characteristic circular shape. The ice of valley glaciers, bound by terrain, flows down valleys, curves around their corners, and falls over cliffs.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word “terrain” in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by____________.
It can be inferred from paragraph 2 that ice sheets are so named because____________
According to the passage, where was the Cordilleran Ice Sheet thickest?
The word “subtle” in paragraph 5 could best be replaced by____________.
The word “their” in last paragraph refers to____________.
All of the following are alpine glaciers EXCEPT____________.
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
Find the mistake: My brother usually asked me for help when he has difficulty with his homework.
Find the mistake: They are having her house painted by a construction company.
Find the mistake: I’m becoming increasingly forgetable. Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
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
We have been cooking for the party for four hours.
"Don't forget to submit your assignments by Thursday," said the teacher to the students.
I’m sure that they had practiced hard for the games as they won a lot of medals.
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
Jenifer rejected the job offer. She now regrets it.
We couldn't solve the problem until our teacher arrived.