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: engaged, decided, appeared, threatened
Mark the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: funny, student, rubbish, upper
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: become, pollute, answer, appear
Mark the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: biology, scientific, geography, activity
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
She didn’t go for a walk yesterday, _________?
Most of the e-mail accounts at our company ________ by a virus last week.
People are worried ______ losing their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The more I concentrate , _______ my answers are.
On his 15th birthday, Nick’s mother gave him a ______ bike.
Linda took great photos of butterflies while she _______ in the forest.
_____ the sky was grey and cloudy, we went to the beach.
I will have finished making dinner ______.
________ hard all day, I was exhausted.
Children living in remote and mountainous areas may not receive a good ______.
Governments around the world have ______ many national parks to save endangered species from extinction.
The biggest fear is that humans might _________ control over robots.
She made the ________ mistake of forgetting to put the “ s” on the verb in the third person singular.
Bob was going to propose to Alexandra last night, but in the end he _______ and decided to wait a bit longer.
A _________ of dancers from Beijing is one of the leading attractions in the festival.
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): The factory is fined for discharging dangerous chemicals into the river.
Mark the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): The new college is intended to improve the life chances of children in the inner city.
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): Children brought up in a caring environment tend to grow more sympathetic towards others.
Mark the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): It’s quite disappointing that some people still turn a blind eye to acts of injustice they witness in the street.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes the following exchanges
Tom is talking to Jane.
- Tom: “I’m sorry. I forgot your birthday.”
- Jane: “__________ ”
Minh and Nam are talking about Nam’s cat.
- Minh: “What a lovely cat you have! Nam.”
- Nam: “_______”
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
Why do people like to chew gum? Some people say they like the taste. (26)________say they can think better if they chew gum. Some people chew it when they have some boring work to do. Others chew gum when they are nervous. Gum is a mixture of things. For many years gum companies made gum from chicle. Chicle is a natural gum from a tree in Mexico and Central America. Now companies use plastic and rubber made from petroleum (27)________of chicle. Gum must be soft so that you can chew it. A softener keeps it soft. The gum company makes the softener from vegetable oil. A sweetener makes the gum sweet. The sweetener is usually sugar. Then the company (28)________ the flavor. Thomas Adams made the first gum from chicle in 1836. (29)___________, chewing gum was not new. The Greeks chewed gum from a tree (30)________ 2,000 years ago. Mayan Indians in Mexico chewed chicle. Indians in the Northeastern United States taught Europeans to chew gum from a tree there. People first made bubble gum in 1928. Children like to blow bubble with bubble gum. Some university students do, too.
(Adapted from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/)
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
Some doctors think that you should drink a glass of water each morning. You should drink this water first thing, before doing anything else. The temperature of the water should be similar to body temperature; neither too hot nor too cold.
Why should you drink this water? Water helps your body in many ways. It helps clean out your kidneys. It prepares your stomach for digestion. Water can also help your intestines work better. After drinking water, the intestines can more easily take out nutrients from our food. Water also helps us go to the bathroom more easily.
Scientists suggest that people take in 1,600 milliliters of water each day. But don’t drink all of that water in one sitting. If you do, your kidneys will have to work much harder to eliminate it. It’s better to drink some in the morning and some in the afternoon. Some people think it’s better to drink between meals and not during meals. They think water dilutes the juices produced in our stomachs. This can interfere with normal digestion.
Are you drinking enough water every day? Check the color of your urine. If it is light yellow, you are probably drinking enough. If your urine is very dark yellow, you probably need to drink more water. A little more water each day could make you much healthier.
(Adapted from Reading Challenge 1 by Casey Malarcher and Andrea Janzen)
What is the main idea of the passage?
According to the passage, water is good for the following organs of the body, EXCEPT ___________.
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to ___________.
The word “eliminate” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______________.
Which of the following is NOT true?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Educating children at home as an alternative to formal education is an option chosen by families in many parts of the world. The homeschooling movement is popular in the United States, where close to one million Children are educated at home. In Canada, 1 percent of school-age children are homeschooled, and the idea also enjoys growing popularity in Australia, where 20,000 families homeschool their children. The movement is not limited to these countries. Homeschooling families can be found all over the world, from Japan to Taiwan to Argentina to South Africa.
Homeschooling is not a novel idea. In fact, the idea of sending children to spend most of their day away from home at a formal school is a relatively new custom. In the United States, for example, it was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that state governments began making school attendance compulsory. Before that, the concept of a formal education was not so widespread. Children learned the skills they would need for adult life at home from tutors or their parents, through formal instruction or by working side by side with the adults of the family.
In the modern developed world, where the vast majority of children attend school, families choose homeschooling for a variety of reasons. For people who live in remote areas, such as the Australian outback or the Alaskan Wilderness, homeschooling may be their only option. Children who have exceptional talents in the arts or other areas may be homeschooled so that they have more time to devote to their special interests. Much of the homeschooling movement is made up of families who, for various reasons, are dissatisfied with the schools available to them. They may have a differing educational philosophy, they may be concerned about the safety of the school environment, or they may feel that the local schools cannot adequately address their children's educational needs. Although most families continue to choose a traditional classroom education for their children, homeschooling as an alternative educational option is becoming more popular.
Which of the following could be the main idea of the passage?
What does the word “that” in paragraph 2 refer to?
The word "widespread" in paragraph 2 mostly means ___________
According to the passage, the followings are true about the Homeschooling, EXCEPT ________
As mentioned in the last paragraph, children in rural areas _________
It can be inferred from the last passage that __________
The word “adequately” in paragraph 3 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: My younger sister starts learning English when she was at primary school.
Find the mistake: They are having his house painted by a construction company.
Find the mistake: People may also become celebrations due to media attention on their lifestyle, wealth, or controversial actions, or for their connection to a famous person.
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
It is a long time since we last met each other.
"If I were you, I would take a break," Tom said to Daisy.
It isn’t necessary for us to get a visa for Singapore.
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 fell over in the last minutes. She didn’t win the race.
The people in my neighborhood enjoy the peace of the life in the countryside. They don’t want to move to another place.