Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
You are going to come to my party, _______?
The city _______ during the war has been rebuilt.
She is looking _______ a new place to live because she does not want to depend on her parents anymore.
_______ he studies, the better results he gets.
Helen has just bought two _______ scarves.
Their son _______ his English recently because he attended a three-month English course.
_______ the very hot weather, they continued playing football.
I am reading this novel. _______ back from work, I will have finished it.
_______ every major judo title, Mark retired from international competitions.
The atmosphere at the international meeting was very _______ and everyone was on first name terms.
I'm not sure if my brother will ever get married because he hates the feeling of being _______.
The director has _______ some famous films but I think this one is the best.
I like this photo very much. Could you make an _______ for me?
I've never really enjoyed going to the ballet or the opera, they're not really my _______.
Fire crews have been operating at full _______.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges
Peter is thanking Michelle for giving him the gift on his birthday.
- Peter: "Thanks for the nice gift you brought to me!"
- Michelle: “_____________”
In a restaurant. The waiter is asking a customer about the menu.
- Waiter: "How would you like your steak?"
- Customer: “______________.”
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
Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: toured, jumped, solved, rained
Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: decorate, candle, celebration, cake
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
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: future, involve, prospect, guidance
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: motivate, furniture, advantage, ambulance
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
Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): My neighbor is a reckless driver. He has been fined for speeding and has his license suspended for 3 months.
Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): You should pat yourself on the back for having achieved such a high score in the graduation exam.
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
Choose the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word: Corn, domesticated by the American Indians, was bro to Europe by Columbus.
Choose the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word: When the Titanic crashed into an iceberg, the crew quickly sent out distress signals to alert nearby ships of the disaster and request their help.
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
"Parents today want their kids to spend time on things that can bring them success, but (26) _______ we've stopped doing one thing that's actually been a proven predictor of success – and that's household chores," says Richard Rende, a developmental psychologist in Paradise Valley, Ariz, (27) _______ co-author of the forthcoming book "Raising Can-Do Kids.” Decades of studies show the benefits of chores - academically, emotionally, and even professionally. Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build (28) _______ lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance, according to a research by Marty Rossmann, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. In 2002, Dr. Rossmann analyzed data from a longitudinal study (29) _______ followed 84 children across four periods in their lives - in preschool, around ages 10 and 15, and in their mid-20s. She found that young adults who began chores at ages 3 and 4 were more likely to have good relationships with family and friends, to achieve academic and early career success and to be self-sufficient, as (30) _______ with those who didn't have chores or who started them as teens. Chores also teach children how to be empathetic and responsive to others' needs, notes psychologist Richard Weissbourd of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
(Adapted from http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-children-need-chores)
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
It used to be that people would drink coffee or tea in the morning to pick them up and get them going for the day. Then cola drinks hit the market. With lots of caffeine and sugar, these beverages soon became the pick-me-up of choice for many adults and teenagers. Now drink companies are putting out so-called "energy drinks”. These beverages have the specific aim of giving tired consumers more energy.
One example of a popular energy drink is Red Bull. The company that puts out this beverage has stated in interviews that Red Bull is not a thirst quencher. Nor is it meant to be a fluid replacement drink for athletes. Instead, the beverage is meant to revitalize a tired consumer's body and mind. In order to do this, the makers of Red Bull, and other energy drinks, typically add vitamins and certain chemicals to their beverages. The added chemicals are like chemicals that the body naturally produces for energy. The vitamins, chemicals, caffeine, and sugar found in these beverages all seem like a sure bet to give a person energy.
Health professionals are not so sure, though. For one thing, there is not enough evidence to show that all of the vitamins added to energy drinks actually raise a person's energy level. Another problem is that there are so many things in the beverages. Nobody knows for sure how all of the ingredients in energy drinks work together. Dr. Brent Bauer, one of the directors at the Mayo Clinic in the US, cautions people about believing all the claims energy drinks make. He says, “It is plausible if you put all these things together, you will get a good result." However, Dr. Bauer adds the mix of ingredients could also have a negative impact on the body. "We just don't know at this point,” he says.
(Source: Reading Challenge 2, Casey Malarcher & Andrea Janzen, Compass Publishing)
What is the passage mainly about?
According to the passage, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT ______.
The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
Researchers find it difficult to know if an energy drink gives people energy because of ______.
The word "plausible" in paragraph 3 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
Today we take electricity for granted and perhaps we do not realize just how useful this discovery has been. Steam was the first invention that replaced wind power. It was used to drive engines and was passed through pipes and radiators to warm rooms. Petrol mixed with air was the next invention that provided power. Exploded in a cylinder, it drove a motor engine. Beyond these simple and direct uses, those forms have not much adaptability.
On the other hand, we make use of electricity in thousands of ways. From the powerful voltages that drive our electric trains to the tiny current needed to work a simple calculator, and from the huge electric magnet in steel works that can lift 10 tons to the tiny electric magnet in a doorbell, all are powered by electricity. An electric current can be made with equal ease to heat a huge mass of molten metal in a furnace, or to boil a jug for a cup of coffee.
Other than atomic energy, which has not as yet been harnessed to the full, electricity is the greatest power in the world. It is flexible, and so adaptable for any task for which it is wanted. It travels so easily and with incredible speed along wires or conductors that it can be supplied instantly over vast distances.
To generate electricity, huge turbines or generators must be turned. In Australia they use coal or water to drive this machinery. When dams are built, falling water is used to drive the turbines without polluting the atmosphere with smoke from coal. Atomic power is used in several countries but there is always the fear of an accident. A tragedy once occurred at Chernobyl, in Ukraine, at an atomic power plant used to make electricity. The reactor leaked, which caused many deaths through radiation.
Now scientists are examining new ways of creating electricity without harmful effects to the environment. They may harness the tides as they flow in and out of bays. Most importantly, they hope to trap sunlight more efficiently. We do use solar heaters for swimming pools but as yet improvement in the capacity of the solar cells to create more current is necessary. When this happens, electric cars will be viable and the world will rid itself of the toxic gases given off by trucks and cars that burn fossil fuels.
The best title for this passage could be ______
It can be inferred that the author mentions the sources of energy such as wind, steam, petrol in paragraph 1 to ______.
"Electric magnets" in paragraph 2 are used in steel works to ______.
What does the author mean by saying that electricity is “flexible”?
What do we call machines that make electricity?
The main forms of power used to generate electricity in Australia are ______.
The word "they" in paragraph 5 mentions __________
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: Our new neighbors have been living in Paris for ten years before moving to New York.
Find the mistake: In an effort to solve the problem of extinction, many countries have allocated large amounts of its land to animal reserves.
Find the mistake: The villagers are highly appreciable of the volunteers' efforts in reconstructing their houses after the devastating storm.
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
All the guests will have dinner before we arrive tonight.
"I'll drop you from the team if you don't train harder," said the captain to John.
He must speak English well as he has lived in England since his childhood.
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
I made two minor mistakes. That's why I did not get full marks for the test.
The substance is very toxic. Protective clothing must be worn at all times.