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 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 correct answer to each of the following questions
My mother is often……..first person to get up in the family.
The city has changed a lot since I last…….it.
Those boys were excited about the new game in the beginning, but now they have…..it.
It’s necessary to listen to opinions that are......from ours.
If I....you, I wouldn’t go out in this weather.
You may not see how important your family is.....
A fashionista herself, Helena is.......about her clothes, especially when making her appearance in public.
You often walk to school,.....?
My daughter sometimes practises......English with her friends after school.
The football team has waited....the championships for 30 years.
The local shop deals in many kinds of hair products.....from reasonably priced shampoos rather expensive dyes.
Applications for admission to this university are not processed with a high school......
Fathers can......a good example to their children by helping wwith the household chores.
I can’t give chapter and....., but to the best of my knowledge, it’s a line from “Romeo and Juliet”
Polar bears are in danger of going extinct.......climate change.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSET in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
The beautiful sandy beach with a lot of sunshine and good foods made his holiday complete.
The candidate was rejected as he could not meet all the requirements for this position.
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.
The intenal structure of the ancient palace is complicated like that of a maze.
Everyone was secretly rehearsing a surprise performance for Alex’s proposal but annoyingly Jim let the cat out of the bag at the last minute.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Dave is talking to Hanah after their school’s English speaking contest.
- Dave: “Congratulations! You’ve given a great performance.”
- Hanah: “.........”
Gini and Adrian are talking about a book they have read lately.
- Gini: “That wasn’t an interesting book”
- Adrian: “......I couldn’t go further than chapter 2”
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.
Single-use plastic products are convenient. They are detrimental to the environment.
There was unexpected twists in the movie. It was so fascinating.
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 company is looking for a candidate who is honest, hard-working and responsibility.
Protective gear for firefighters is supposed to be made of inflamable materials so as to eliminate the risk of fire.
It always take parents a lot of time and patience to bing up their children.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closet meaning to each of the following questions.
Peter is more successful than his sister.
It is compulsory for all the students to hand in their assignments on time.
“I’m going on a picnic tomorrow” he said.
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 34 to 38.
TEENAGERS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
In many countries, there is a widespread perception that teenager’s lives nowadays are dominated by technology. However, the information (34)........was gathered in a recent study of Australian teenagers’ use of and attitude towards technology such as that this view doesn’t reflect the reality of their everyday existence. The research by academics of the University of Canberra in Australia found that, while most teenagers had ready access to home computers, mobile phones and (35).......electronic devices, they generally spent more time on traditional (36).......such as talking to family and friends, doing homework and enjoying hobbies and sports than on using technology. Accessing social media and playing computer games ranked as low as nineth and tenth respectively among the ten most common after-school activities.
Fifteen-year-old Laura Edmonds is one of the teenagers surveys. She admits to being very (37).........to her smartphone and makes full use of various apps, (38).........if she needs to unwind after a hard day at school, she tends to “hang out with my friends, listen to music or chat with my mum and dad.”
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 39 to 43.
More and more young people are choosing to take a gap year between finishing school and starting university. Alternatively, they may decide to take a gap year between graduating from university and starting a career feeling the need for some time out before joining the rat race. Most students see the time as an opportunity to travel. The idea of travelling to as many foreign places as possible appeals greatly.
A large percentage of gap-year students have wealthy parents who can easily subsidze their travel. Others have to save up before they go or look for some forms of employment while travelling. For example, they may works on local farms or in local hotels. By doing so, they not only earn some money, but they are likely to meet local people and acquire some understanding of their culture.
There are some students who choose to work for the whole of their gap year. A number may decide to get work experience, either at home or abroad in an area which they hope to make their career, such as medicine or computers. A large proportion of students are now choosing to work with a charity which arranges voluntary work in various parts of the world. The project provides hands-on experience of a very varied nature, from teaching to helping build roads or dams.
The gap year is not just an adventure. Young people can benefit greatly from encountering new varied experiences and from communication with a wide range of people. Perhaps most important, gap-year students have to learn to stand on their own two feet.
What could be the best title of the passage?
The word “subsidize” in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by.......
The word “their” in paragraph 2 refers to..........
According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
According to the passage, which is perhaps the most benefit of the students’ taking a gap year?
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 44 to 50.
“I have not paid a single electricity bill since the year 1970” says Richard Perez with noticable glee. He can afford to be smug. He lives “ off-grid” – unconnected to the power grid and the water, gas and sewerage supplies that most people in the world rely on. He ganerate his own electricity, sources his own water and deals with his own waste disposal – and he prefers in that way. “There are times when the grid blacks out” he says. “I really like the security of having my own electricity company.”
Perez is not alone. Once the preserve of mavericks, hippies and survivalists, there are now approximately 200,000 off-grid households in the United States of America, a figure that Perez says has been increasing by a third every year for the past decade. For all of the people who live off-grid, self-sufficency means guilt-free energy consumption and peace of mind. “It feels brilliant to make use of clean, free energy that is not from fossil fuels” says Suzanne Galant, a writer who lives off-grid in a rural area in Wales. “And if something goes wrong, we can fix it ourself”. Now even urbanites are seeing the appeal of generating some if not all of their own power needs. So is energy freedom an eco pipe-dream or the untimate good life?
Well, there is only one wy to find out: begin to explore the possibilities of solar, wind or hydro-power. But unless you live on a sunny, south-facing hillsidewith access to a nearby river or stream, that might prove prohibitively expensive!
There is no doubt that being off-grid has its problems, and it is not always the cheapest way to get the energy you need. Even so, pioneers like Perez have proved that it can be done, and without giving up a 21st century lifestyle: “I have got five personal computers, two laser scanners, two fridge-freezer, a microwave, a covection oven, vacuum cleaners –you name it” says Perez. There is an external beam antenna on the roof for the phone and a satellite dish for an Internet connection. I have got 70 kWh in batteries that could last me five days. I have too much electricity”. Too much electricity and no more bills. That has got to be worth aiming for.
Which is the best serves as the title for the passage?
The phrase “blacks out” in paragraph 1 mostly means............
According to paragraph 1, Perez has managed to.......
The word “pipe-dream” in paragraph 2 mostly means............
The word “it” in paragraph 4 refers to.............
Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage?
Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?