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 from 1 to 3
It's a long time since I last saw my faraway grandparents.
"I won't help you with your homework." Jane said to me.
Attending classes is compulsory for children from 5 in Britain.
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 from 4 to 6
Find the mistake: At this time yesterday he was talking to a friend he has not met for ten years.
Find the mistake: The students spread our picnic rug out on the ground and sat down to have lunch.
Find the mistake: While it was not formally announced, there was an intimacy from the public that he would win the election.
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 from 7 to 8
Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: Many video games need to be more strictly controlled by the government as they are violent and can have a bad influence on young people.
Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part: You're flogging a dead horse trying to persuade him to come with us. He hates going out at night.
Read the passage and mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the blanks from 9 to 13
Sir Isaac Newton, the English scientist and mathematician, was one of the most important figures of the 17th century scientific revolution. One of his greatest achievements was the (9) ______ of the three laws of motion which are still used today. But he also had a very unusual personality. Some people would say he was actually insane.
His father died before he was born, and his mother soon remarried. The young Isaac hated his stepfather so much that he once (10) _______ to burn his house down - when his stepfather and mother were still inside! Fortunately, he did not, and he went on to graduate from Cambridge without being thrown into prison. Isaac's first published work was a theory of light and color. When another scientist wrote a paper criticizing this theory, Isaac flew into an uncontrollable rage. The scientist responsible for the criticism was a man called Robert Hooke. He was head of the Royal Society, and one of the most respected scientists in the country. (11) ________, this made no difference to Isaac, (12) _______ refused to speak to him for over a year.
The simple fact was that Isaac found it impossible to have a calm discussion with anyone. As soon as someone said something that he disagreed with, he would lose his temper. For this reason he lived a large part of his life isolated from (13) _______ scientists. It is unlikely that many of them complained.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 14 to 28
His parents are really strict. They rarely let him stay out late, _______?
Every day, Peter’s mother drives him to school. However, today, he _______ to school by his father.
Students are __________ less pressure as a result of changes in testing procedures.
The more polite you appear to be, _______ your partner will be.
The report form is available on the two _______ discs in my drawer.
She hurt herself while she _______ hide-and-seek with her friends.
The proposals he put forward were excellent. _______, it quickly became apparent that they would work when put into practice.
They will have suffered from coldness and hunger for 6 hours _______ them on the snow covered mountain.
_______ for about 4 weeks, we now can perform most of the tasks confidently.
In the past, the _______ and engagement ceremonies took place one or two years before the wedding.
You shouldn't lose heart; success often comes to those who are not ______ by failures.
I don't like networking events - spending hours trying to ______ small talk with strangers just isn't my cup of tea.
He may be shy now, but he will soon come out of his ______ when he meets the right girl.
The hospital had _______ given her up for dead, but she eventually recovered.
I had all the information at my ________ before attending the meeting.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following questions from 29 to 30
William and Laura are talking about Covid-19 pandemic.
- William: “What should we do to protect ourselves from COVID-19?”
- Laura: “______________.”
Charles and Adam are talking about learning online.
- Charles: “There is no problem with online learning.”
- Adam: “________. Looking at the screen most of the time can make students' eyes tired.”
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in each position of primary stress in each of the following questions from 31 to 32
Choose the word that differs from the other three in each position of primary stress: allow, behave, relax, enter
Choose the word that differs from the other three in each position of primary stress: ambitious, dominant, combustion, achievement
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 33 to 39
Have you ever entered a tropical rainforest? It’s a special, dark place completely different from anywhere else. A rainforest is a place where the trees grow very tall. Millions of kinds of animals, insects, and plants live in the rainforest. It is hot and humid in a rainforest. It rains a lot in the rainforest, but sometimes you don't know it's raining. The trees grow so closely together that rain doesn't always reach the ground.
Rainforests make up only a small part of the Earth's surface, about six percent. They are found in tropical parts of the world. The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon in South America. The Amazon covers 1.2 billion acres, or almost five million square kilometers. The second largest rainforest is in Western Africa. There are also rainforests in Central America, Southeast Asia, Northeastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
Rainforests provide us with many things. In fact, the Amazon Rainforest is called the "lungs of our planet" because it produces twenty percent of the world's oxygen. One fifth of the world's fresh water is also found in the Amazon Rainforest. Furthermore, one half of the world's species of animals, plants, and insects live in the
Earth's rainforests. Eighty percent of the food we eat first grew in the rainforest. For example, pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, chocolate, coffee, and sugar all came from rainforests. Twenty-five percent of the drugs we take when we are sick are made of plants that grow only in rainforests. Some of these drugs are even used to fight and cure cancer. With all the good things we get from rainforests, it's surprising to find that we are destroying our rainforests. In fact, 1.5 acres, or 6,000 square meters, of rainforest disappear every second. The forests are being cut down to make fields for cows, to harvest the plants, and to clear land for farms. Along with losing countless valuable species, the destruction of rainforests creates many problems worldwide. Destruction of rainforests results in more pollution, less rain, and less oxygen for the world.
What is the author's purpose in the passage?
Why don't people know it's raining in the rainforests?
The word "humid" in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.
The word "that" in paragraph 3 refer to ________.
The word "countless" in paragraph 3 could be best replaced by _____.
The following are the facts about rainforests, EXCEPT _______.
What can be inferred from the last passage?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D 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: attracted, delayed, believed, postponed
Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: hike, wind, child, tide
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions from 42 to 43
Choose the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): At the meeting last night, many members of the political party went against the leader that he resigned.
Choose the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s): The US troops are using much more sophisticated weapons in the Far East.
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 44 to 48
Vietnam's population is ageing quickly. In 2017, more than 10 per cent of the population will be 60 and older, and in 15-20 years the elderly will account for one third of the total population. This raises concerns about healthcare, welfare and pensions for the elderly at a time when Vietnam is focusing on economic integration and requires a large labor force. So far two solutions have been proposed to loosen the two child policy and to increase the retirement age to 58 for women and 62 for men. By ending the two-child policy the government expects to make up for the ageing population within the next 20 years. But its effect could be creating an uncontrollable boom in the Vietnamese population. When the government loosened the two-child policy in 2015 in a trial period, in the first 6 months of 2016 the third child birth rate increased remarkably by 7.5 per cent
Raising the retirement age has been proposed by the Ministry of Labor pending parliamentary evaluation in May 2017. While the policy is beneficial in utilizing the work experience of the elderly while creating savings in the pension budget, it also means fewer job prospects and promotion opportunities for younger generations. It is also not in the interest of all the elderly, especially the 70 percent of Vietnam's labor force working in manual labor-intensive sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction where working above the age of 50 can be dangerous and unproductive. Despite these drawbacks, raising the retirement age is still considered by policymakers as one of the key solutions to the ageing population problem in Vietnam. However, these are only temporary solutions.
The best title for this passage could be _______.
Which statement is probably TRUE according to the information in the paragraph 1?
The word "temporary" in paragraph 2 means _______.
The word "its" in paragraph 1 refers to _________
In the second paragraph, the writer suggests that _______.
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 from 49 to 50
Beatrix is not here. She is the only person who can tell me what to do now.
Yuri Gagarin made a successful space flight in 1961. Human's uncertainties about universe were enlightened only then.