Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
She looked active in___________.
We___________by a loud noise during the night.
Why ______ she _____ to be studying abroad?
Tom has the _______ stamps in the collectors club.
Our boss would rather _______ during the working hours.
___________ my car broke down, I came home late yesterday.
___________ I first met my girlfriend.
Last weekend, my family went to the cinema together. We chose a(an) ________ to see.
He has been very interested in doing research on ______ since he was at high school.
The match will be televised ___________ on VTV3 tonight.
The students are conducting a major ___________.
“The suitcase isn’t too heavy, is it?” “No, it’s as light as___________.”
“Have you heard about the Welshman, the Irishman and a pig?” “Yes, we have. That joke’s as old as___________.”
I applied for the job but was ___________.
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: divisible, design, disease, excursion
Mark the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: borrowed, conserved, approached, complained
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions
Mark the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress: garbage, dissolve, bottle, fishing
Mark the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress: beautiful, happiness, unhealthy, neighborhood
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: If anyone drops by while I am away, please take a message from him.
Find the mistake: The fire began in the tenth floor of the block of flat, but it soon spread to other floors.
Find the mistake: The strong progress in poverty reduction and sharing prosperity that took place over the first decade of the 2000s is at risk because of the global slowdown in growth.
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
“Shall I make you a cup of milk?” the mother said to the son.
The only student who failed the exam was Finet.
She had only just put the phone down when her boss rang back.
Mark the letter A, B, Cor D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
Her explanation was clear. I didn’t understand it.
Dan is able to make English instruction videos for Vietnamese people. It is because his Vietnamese wife helps him.
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
Two students are discussing their previous English class.
- Student 1. “I think the teacher should give us more exercises.”
- Student 2. “___________”
Eden and Edward are chatting after work. Eden suggests eating out.
- Eden. “Shall we eat out tonight?”
- Edward. ___________!”
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions
Mark the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: People are not aware of the problem of overpopulation.
Mark the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: He drives me to the edge because he never stops talking.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions
Mark the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part: In this world, emotion has become suspect- the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless.
Mark the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 33 to 37
Is it worth reading books, (33) ___________ nowadays there are so many other forms of entertainment? Some people say that even paperback books are expensive, and not everyone can borrow books from a library. They might add that television is more exciting and that viewers can relax as they watch their favourite (34) ___________. All that may be true, but books are still very popular. They encourage the reader to use his or her imagination for a start. You can read a chapter of a book, or just a few pages, and then stop. Of course, it may be so (35) ___________ that you can't stop! There are many different kinds of books, so you can choose a crime novel or an autobiography, or a book (36) ___________ gives you interesting information. If you find it hard to choose, you can read reviews, or ask friends for ideas. Personally, I can't do without books, but I can (37) ___________ up television easily enough. You can't watch television at bus stops!
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 38 to 42
Harvard University, today recognized as part of the top echelon of the worlds universities, came from very inauspicious and humble beginning.
This oldest of American universities was founded in 1636, just sixteen years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. Included in the Puritan emigrants to the Massachusetts colony during this period were more than 100 graduates of England's prestigious Oxford and Cambridge universities, and these universities graduates in the New World were determined that their sons would have the same educational opportunities that they themselves had had. Because of this support in the colony for an institution of higher learning, the General Court of Massachusetts appropriated 400 pounds for a college in October of 1636 and early the following year decided on a parcel of land for the school; this land was in an area called Newetowne, which was later renamed Cambridge after its English cousin and is the site of the present-day university.
When a young minister named John Harvard, who came from the neighboring town of Charlestown, died from tuberculosis in 1638, he willed half of his estate of 1,700 pounds to the fledgling college. In spite of the fact that only half of the bequest was actually paid, the General Court named the college after the minister in appreciation for what he had done. The amount of the bequest may not have been large, particularly by today's standard, but it was more than the General Court had found it necessary to appropriate in order to open the college.
Henry Dunster was appointed the first president of Harvard in 1640, and it should be noted that in addition to serving as president, he was also the entire faculty, with an entering freshmen class of four students. Although the staff did expand somewhat, for the first century of its existence the entire teaching staff consisted of the president and three or four tutors.
What is the main idea of the passage?
The pronoun "they" in the second paragraph refers to___________
The word "somewhat" in the last paragraph could best be replaced by___________
Which of the following is NOT mentioned about John Harvard?
The passage implies that___________
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
Psychologists who study information processing have identified and described several memory structures that clarify how our memory works. They include the sensory register, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Each structure varies as to how much information it can hold and for how long.
A description of how human process information typically begins with environmental stimuli. Our sense receptors are constantly stimulated by visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory stimuli. These experiences are initially recorded in the sensory register, so named because information is thought to be encoded there in the same form in which it was perceived. The purpose of the sensory register is to hold information one to three seconds. Information not recognized or otherwise selected by us disappears from the system. The sensory register can hold about twelve items of information at a time. Typists make extensive use of the sensory register in order to remember words just long enough to get them typed. If no further processing takes place, a typist’s ability to recall that information later is minimal. Similarly, most of us have had the experience of reading an entire page of text, only to discover when we got to the bottom of the page, we couldn’t say anything about it except that we had indeed “read” every word.
Once information has been recognized as meaningful, it is sent to short-term memory. In this case, short-term is approximately 20 seconds, while this may seem surprising, it can be easily demonstrated. If you were asked to dial an unfamiliar phone number, received a busy signal, and were then distracted by something or someone else for 15 to 20 seconds, chances are you would have forgotten the number at that point. Short-term memory is often referred to as “working” memory.
Most cognitive psychologists believe that the storage capacity of long-term memory is unlimited and contains a permanent record of everything an individual has learned and experienced. Information is encoded there to enhance its meaningfulness and organization so that it can be easily retrieved when necessary.
What is the purpose of the passage?
The word “They” in paragraph 1 refers to___________.
The word “stimuli” in lines 4 and 5 is closest in meaning to___________.
According to the passage, typists are unable to recall information they type if___________.
The word “minimal” in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to___________.
According to the passage, which type of information is sent to short-term memory?
It can be inferred that short-term memory is called “working” memory because___________.
Which of the following would we most easily retrieve from long-term memory?