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: watched, cleaned, stopped, picked
Mark the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: hole, home, come, hold
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: flourish, season, product, today
Mark the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress: attitude, infamously, geneticist, socialist
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
He’d finished doing his homework when you arrived, _______?
Lots of houses _______ by the earthquake in 1970.
“This library card will give you free access ________ the internet eight hours a day”
_______ I get to know Jim, the more I like him.
My daughter likes playing with a(n)______rope to get lean in the early morning.
My father ________ TV when I got home yesterday?
Many people believe him_________he often tell a lie.
_________, I will have finished the essay.
______ a hotel, we looked for somewhere to have dinner.
Do you think doing the household chores is the _______ of the women only?
When they ________ for the beach the sun was shining, but by the time they arrived it had clouded over.
A lot of generous businessmen have __________ valuable contributions to helping needy people.
The older inhabitants looked on the festival as an opportunity to bridge the _____ between the newcomers and themselves.
After a six-year-relationship, Martha and Billy decided to ________.
The poor child was in floods of __________ because his bicycle had been stolen.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D 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): Computers are becoming much more sophisticated machines.
Mark the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): The student was asked to account for her absence from her last lesson.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D 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): I was going to have a go at parachuting but lost my nerve at the last minute.
Mark the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): Overpopulation in big cities has severely affected the air and water quality.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges
Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
- Hana: “The book is really interesting and educational.”
- Jenifer: “___________.”
James: "Do you know that many inventions were inspired by the natural world?"
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
Amparo Lasén, the Spanish sociologist who conducted the study found that Londoners use their cell phones the least in public. If they are with others, they prefer to let calls be answered by voice mail (a recorded message) and then they check for messages later. If the English do answer a call on the street, they seem to dislike talking with others around. They tend to move away from a crowded sidewalk and seek out a place (26) ________ they cannot be heard, such as the far side of a subway entrance or even the edge of a street. They seem to feel that the danger of the traffic is (27) ___________ to the risk of having their conversation be overheard. This has led to a behavior that Laser has called "clustering." At a busy time of day on the streets of London, you may find small crowds of cell phone users grouped together, each one talking into a cell phone. Even when it is raining—as it is often in London—people still prefer not to hold their conversations where others could hear. They talk (28) _____________ their umbrellas or in a doorway.
In Paris, however, there are stricter rules about how and when to use cell phones. It is not considered polite to use a phone in a restaurant, (29) ______________, though it might be acceptable in the more informal setting of a café. One special custom that has developed in cafés seems unique to Paris. Young women often place their cell phones on the table beside them to signal that they are expecting someone. When the friend arrives, the phone is (30) _____________. In fact, the French are generally very disapproving of phone use in public and are quick to express that disapproval, even to strangers.
(Adapted from “Advanced Reading Power” by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries)
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 - 35
Orbis is an organisation which helps blind people of everywhere. It has built an eye hospital inside an aeroplane and flown it all over the world with an international medico team. Samantha Graham, a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl from England, went with the plane to Mongolia. Samantha tells the story, of the Eukhtuul, a young Mongolian girl.
'Last year, when Eukhtuul was walking home from school, she was attacked by boys with sticks and her eyes were badly damaged. Dr. Duffey, an Orbis doctor, said that without an operation she would never see again, I thought about all the things I do that she couldn't, things like reading schoolbooks, watching television, seeing friends, and I realised how lucky I am.'
'The Orbis team agreed to operate on Eukhtuul and I was allowed to watch, together with some Mongolian medical students. I prayed the operation would be successful. The next day I waited nervously with Eukhtuul while Dr. Duffey removed her bandages. "In six months your sight will be back to normal," he said. Eukhtuul smiled, her mother cried, and I had to wipe away some tears, too!'
Now Eukhtuul wants to study hard to become a doctor. Her whole future has changed thanks to a simple operation. We should all think more about how much our sight means to us.’
What information can be learned from this passage?
The word "she" in the passage refers to ..............
After meeting Eukhtuul, Samantha felt ...................
What is the result of Eukhtuul's operation?
What is the writer's main purpose in writing this passage?
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 - 42
Grandparents are becoming the forgotten generation, with youngsters now too busy to listen to their stories from the olden days.
A study of 1,000 five to 18 year-olds reveals just 21 per cent will visit their older relatives to hear about how their lives were different in the past; such as where they worked, how it was living in the war, and how they met the love of their life. More than half of youths have no idea what job their grandparent did before retirement - admitting they'd never thought to ask. Sadly, one in 10 admitted they are simply not interested in their grandmother's or grandad's previous job or talents and interests, and a quarter only turn up to see them for pocket money. But 23 per cent claim the reason they don't know anything about their older relatives is because they don't really get the chance to talk properly.
Geoff Bates, spokesman for McCarthy 8/. Stone's Inspirational Generation campaign, said: We know this generation have lived full lives with heroic tales to tell and so much to offer, but how many of us have actually thought to ask these questions of our older family members? We want to shout about the amazing feats retirees have achieved in their lifetime and put the spotlight on the wonderfully colorful lives of today's older people. We are calling on parents and children to talk to their grandparents, to find out what they have done in their lives - and continue to do, and tell us all about it so we can give them the credit they deserve."
Researchers found that although 65 per cent of youngsters do see their grandparents every single week, 37 per cent claim this is only because their parents want them to. And while 39 per cent talk to their grandparents on the phone, Facebook or Skype at least once a week - 16 per cent once a day - conversation is rarely focused on what they are doing or have done in the past. Four in 10 kids have no idea what their grandparents proudest achievements are, while 30 per cent don't know if they have any special skills or talents. And 42 per cent don't spend any time talking about their grandparent's history -and are therefore clueless about what their grandmother or grandad was like when they were younger. Perhaps due to this lack of communication and respect, just six per cent of children say they look up to their grandparents as a role model and inspiration. However, grandchildren are agreed their grandparents are both loving and friendly, while 43 per cent think they're funny - with 23 per cent admitting they often have more fun with their elderly relatives than their parents.
Which of the following could be the main idea of the passage?
According to the study in paragraph 2, which information is NOT true?
The word "feats" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.
What does the word "they" in paragraph 3 refer to?
It can be inferred from paragraph 3 that McCarthy & Stone's Inspirational Generation campaign _______.
According to the last paragraph, the proportion of the young voluntarily visiting their older family members every week is _______.
The word "inspiration" in the last paragraph mostly means ________
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions
Find the mistake: Time passed very quickly when you get older.
Find the mistake: Some of my friends were discussing its choices of universities during lunch break yesterday.
Find the mistake: The media have produced live covering of Michael Jackson’s fans around the world mourning for him.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions
Phuong started to study English when he was in secondary school.
“I'll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport,” he said to me.
Joey put all his money on the lottery, which was his big mistake.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
Susan didn’t apply for the summer job in the café. She now regrets it.
Hans told us about his investing in the company. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.