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 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 letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Columbus was one of first people to cross ________ Atlantic.
If you watch this film, you about the cultures of Southeast Asian countries.
Paul noticed a job advertisement while he along the street.
Solar energy is not widely used it is friendly to the environment.
If it is a good book, you might say, "It's so good that I can't put it _________."
The suitcase seemed to get _____________ as I carried it upstairs.
The 22nd SEA Games ___________ a good impression on sports enthusiasts.
Jane expected to Lan’s birthday party.
ASEAN also works for the ________ of peace and stability in the region.
_______ is a sport in which two or more people perform complicated and carefully planned movements in water in time to music.
Drinking too much alcohol is said to harm to our health.
_________ is the act of preventing something from being lost, wasted, damaged or destroyed.
They are doing very hard on the project. It ________ be very important to them.
Toxic chemicals from factories are one of the serious factors that leads wildlife to the _______ of extinction.
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.
Working on Wall Street, you get used to massive financial changes happening in the blink of an eye.
The woman decided to devote herself full-time to social work.
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.
Large numbers of teachers are out of a job, not because they are not needed, but because the government does not provide funds to recruit more teachers.
Oh, I’m sure I’ll manage. It’s not exactly rocket science,is it?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Jennifer and Katherine are having a discussion about supermarkets or traditional markets.
- Jennifer: “I believe that supermarkets are much better than traditional markets.”
- Katherine: “_________. Each has its own features.”
Matthew is talking about Ann’s new schoolbag.
- Matthew: “You really have a beautiful schoolbag, Ann, I’ve never seen such a perfect thing on you.”
- Ann: “_______”
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 25 to 29.
In many parts of the United States, large areas of land have been made into national parks to protect and ____25___ the natural beauty of the land. Naiional parks usually contain a __26____of scenic features, such as mountains, caves, lakes, rare animals and plants. Today, there are 52 national parks in the United States, covering approximately 3 per cent of the total land area of the country. National parks are open to the public and have millions of visitors every year.Many national parks,__27____ , are in danger of being destroyed. Rare animals in national parks are killed or hunted for fur, skin or other parts. Trees are cut down for wood. Large areas of national parks also have experience of being on fire fires __28_____were caused by careless people. The increasing number of visitors is harming the parks due to the pollution from their vehicles. If these problems are not solved immediately, and if there is not enough money for the parks’ staff and maintenance of their resources, many national parks will be completely___29_____.
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 30 to 34.
Most people will praise many technological gadgets that they use in their everyday lives. Technology is developing at a very fast rate, and what most people did not even think could be real a few years ago is now becoming a reality. Although many will use and advertise modern technology for many of its achievements and advancements, what many don’t realize is that it has affected and continues to affect society and people in general in a negative way.
Newspaper companies, as we all know, have been hit very hard by the advancements in technology. Big newspapers have been forced to either lay off a percentage of their work force or shut down altogether because news is readily available for free on the Internet. Music does not have to be purchased at music stores any more because MP3 files are readily available on the Internet as well, thus causing them to shut their doors for good. The movie industry has also been hit hard because DVD sales have decreased since people can pay for and download their favorite movies online.
Technology has its benefits, but when you take a look at how people communicate with one another, you will quickly see that it has a negative impact. Modern technology has allowed people to communicate with just about anyone they want to at any given time. The fact remains that people do not interact personally with one another as often as they used to. This has created a barrier for face-to-face communication among people because they no longer have to hold a meeting in an office or they no longer have to call friends or family members together to wish them a happy birthday or congratulate them on their recent success.
As a result, people don’t feel the urgent need to step outside of their home to find entertainment, such as participating in a dynamic game of basketball with friends, meeting a friend at a coffee shop, etc.
According to the first paragraph, modern technology _________________
The word “them” in paragraph 2 refers to ___
The author shows us the negative effects of the technology by _____.
What does he underlined word “interact” in the third paragraph probably mean?
Which of the following is the best title for the 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 35 to 42.
The Internet has become an important part of our modern lives. In fact, it is impossible for many people to imagine a day without some contact with the Internet. Most people use the Internet to shop, send e-mail, and for social networking. However, some people find it hard to control how much time they spend online.
So, how much Internet is too much Internet? Experts agree that people who use the Internet so much that it causes problems with their daily activities are spending too much time online. They say that some people may actually be addicted to the Internet in much the same way as some people are addicted to gambling or alcohol. Signs of Internet addiction include spending more and more time online, reducing or giving up social, work-related, or hobby-related activities in favor of spending time online, and giving up sleep to spend time on the Internet.
Experts say that this becomes a real problem when a person starts experiencing problems sleeping, problems in their home and work life, and problems in having good social relationships. People who use the Internet excessively also seem to be more likely to show signs of depression
How do you know if you are spending too much time online? Some common warning signs include checking your e-mail every few minutes, always thinking about your next online session, and getting complaints from the people around you about how much time you spend online.
Showing any of these signs may mean that you are on your way to becoming addicted to the Internet. However, experts agree that there is hope. They say that simply understanding that spending too much time online is a problem may be the first step to solving the problem. They believe that, in most cases, doing something as simple as creating a better system for managing your time online can solve the problem.
The Internet is a wonderful tool for communicating and finding information. However, as with most things in life, you have to learn to use it carefully, and make sure you keep a healthy balance between it and the other important things in your life.
The main idea of the reading passage is _____.
According to the author, what do most people use the Internet for?
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a sign of Internet addiction?
In paragraph 3, which of the following could be used in place of the word “excessively”?
The word “They” in paragraph 5 refers to ___
According to experts, what is the first step to solving the problem of using the Internet too much?
What suggestion do experts give as a way to reduce online time?
The author of the passage suggests that _____.
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.
The picnic will cancel because Peter has just had a traffic accident.
The number of women earning Master's Degrees has raised sharply in the recent years.
The lady who had invited us heard me telling my wife the dinner terrible, so I was embarrassed
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.
The doctor said, “You really ought to rest for a few days, Jasmine.”
The S10’s camera looks more natural than the Iphone’s.
Its possible that she didn’t hear what I said
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.
Jenifer rejected the job offer. She now regrets it.
Arthur entered the store. Then, he realized that there was danger.