Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
His father used to be a __________ professor at the university. Many students respected him.
Migrants may lose their cultural identity as they become _____________ into the new community.
The government said that they didn’t have enough funds to deal with _______ medical care.
We should ________ waste paper ________ cut down any trees.
A cell phone may take risk going __________ due to unexpected incidents.
If you don’t ___________ this opportunity, you might not get another one.
How long ______________ in your old house before you moved in this flat?
The hotel prides itself on __________ high standards.
Many young people travel all over the world and do all kinds of jobs before they ________.
He has the ________ face and skin of an old traveller.
________ number of boys were swimming in the lake, but I didn’t know ________ exact number of them.
It is imperative that this letter __________ immediately.
Only after food has been dried or canned ___________.
Using renewable resources is the best option for preventing the _________ of fossil-based resources.
We use compact florescent light bulbs, __________ last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
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: laughed, wicked, ragged, naked
Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: nomadic, procession, socialize, hostess
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: mysterious, generous, extensive, pollution
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: competitive, intelligent, avoidable, interactive
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
Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): A.I. algorithms can also help to detect faces and other features in photos sent to social networking sites.
Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): Although the first printed books had appeared long before in China, the term ‘mass media’ we use today was coined with the creation of print media, which started in Europe in the Middle Ages.
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): The development of new technologies helped to diversify mass media and make them an inseparable parts of our lives.
Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): Millions of teenagers around the world are addicted to computer and video game.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges
Hoa: “I apologize to you for being late for class.”
Ms. Huong. “ __________”
Waiter: “How do you like your beef done?”
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
In spring 2008, the polar bear was placed on the endangered species list. According to the USA’s Endangered Species Act, an endangered species is an animal, plant or any other kind of wildlife that is likely to face extinction in its natural (26) _____________. Polar bears had already been categorized (27) _____________ a “threatened” species which the ESA defines as one that is likely to become “endangered” in the foreseeable future.
The polar bear’s habitat is more (28) _____________ to global warming than many other species. Polar bears live mainly on the sea ice in the Arctic. This is where they hunt for fish and build up fat reserves. When the ice melts many polar bears move to land and live off their stored fat. In the Arctic, global warming is causing the ice to melt slightly earlier and form slightly later. This (29) _____________ a shorter feeding season for the polar bear. Some risk their lives to find ice. If they have to swim too far they will drown from exhaustion and hunger. The World Wildlife Fund (30) _____________ that over 25% of Arctic sea ice has disappeared in the past 30 years.
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
American cities are similar to other cities around the world. In every country, cities reflect the values of the culture. Cities contain the very best aspects of a society: opportunity for education, employment and entertainment. They also contain the very worst parts of a society: Violent crime, racial conflict and poverty. American cities are changing, just as American society is changing.
After World War II city resident have become wealthier and more prosperous. They have more children. They need more space. They move out of their apartments in the city to buy their own homes. They buy houses in the suburbs, areas near a city where people can live in a peaceful atmosphere and where there are areas without many offices or factories. During the 1950’s, the American “dream” was to have a house in the suburbs. Now things are changing. The children of the people who left the cities in 1950’s are now adults. Unlike their parents, they want to live in the cities. Many young professionals, doctors, lawyers and executives are moving back into the city. Many are single, others are married, but often without children. They prefer the city to the suburb because their jobs are there; they are afraid of the fuel shortage or they just enjoy the excitement and opportunities which the city offers. A new class is moving into the city - a wealthier and more mobile class. Only a few years ago, people thought the older American cities were dying. Some city residents now see a bright, new future. Others see only problems and conflicts. One thing is sure: many dying cities are alive again.
The paragraph from “American cities are similar to…” to “just as American society is changing” ____________.
In the 1950’s, the American “dream” was ____________.
In “Now things ... mobile class”, the author mentions ____________ reasons why people want to live in cities.
According to the passage, cities are ____________.
The movement of people to and from the city can explain ____________.
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
The main difference between urban growth in Europe and in the American colonies was the slow evolution of cities in the former and their rapid growth in the latter. In Europe they grew over a period of centuries from town economies to their present urban structure. In North America, they started as wilderness communities and developed to mature urbanism’s in little more than a century.
In the early colonial day in North America, small cities sprang up along the Atlantic Coastline, mostly in what are now New America, small cities sprang up along the Atlantic United States and in the lower Saint Lawrence valley in Canada. This was natural because these areas were nearest England and France, particularly England, from which most capital goods (assets such as equipment) and many consumer goods were imported Merchandising establishments were, accordingly, advantageously located in port cities from which goods could be readily distributed to interior settlements. Here, too, were the favored locations for processing raw materials prior to export. Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Montreal, and other cities flourished, and, as the colonies grew, these cities increased in importance.
This was less true in the colonial South, where life centered around large farms, known as plantations, rather than around towns, as was the case in the areas further north along the Atlantic coastline. The local isolation and the economic self-sufficiency of the plantations were antagonistic to the development of the towns. The plantations maintained their independence because they were located on navigable streams and each had a wharf accessible to the small shipping of that day. In fact, one of the strongest factors in the selection of plantation land was the desire to have it front on a water highway.
When the United States became an independent nation in 1776, it did not have a single city as large as 50,000 inhabitants, but by 1820 it had a city of more than 10,000 people, and by 1880 it had recorded a city of over one million. It was not until after 1823, after the mechanization of the spinning and weaving industries, that cities started drawing young people away from farms. Such migration was particularly rapid following the Civil War (1861- 1865).
What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word “they” in paragraph 1 refers to ____________.
According to the passage, early colonial cities were established along the Atlantic coastline of North America due to _____________.
Which of the following did the Atlantic coastline cities prepare for shipment to Europe during colonial times?
According to the passage, all of the following aspects of the plantation system influenced the growth of southern cities EXCEPT the _____________.
It can be inferred from the passage that, in comparison with northern, cities, most southern cities were __________.
The word “drawing” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to ___________.
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: She (A) was walking to (B) the library to borrow (C) some books when she (D) was seeing a robbery.
Find the mistake: I (A) feel a (B) certain apprehension (C) with my interview (D) tomorrow.
Find the mistake: It (A) is time the government (B) helped (C) the unemployment to find (D) some jobs.
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
“Don’t forget to submit your assignments by Friday,” said the teacher to the students.
There were so many people on the bus that Sally couldn’t get a seat.
You should take regular exercises instead of sitting in front of the computer screen all day.
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
She’s just so flexible. She’ll adapt to any situation.
I didn’t understand his explanation. I asked him to repeat what he had said.