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.
A. days B. speaks
C. dates D. kits
A. involved B. organized
C. impressed D. carried
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
A. category B. accompany
C. experience D. compulsory
A. attract B. verbal
C. signal D. social
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: He warned too far.
A. her not to go B. her do not go
C. her did not go D. she did not go
Question 6: How long ago _ as a shop assistant? - Five years ago.
A. were you working B. do you work
C. have you worked D. did you work
Question 7: Everyone should travel. As they say, it really __ the mind.
A. widens B. opens
C. broadens D. develops
Question 8: He will take the dog out for a walk as soon as he ………dinner.
C. will finish
D. shall have finished
Question 9: Why don’t you make it bigger and more careful to people’s attention ?
A. raise B. attract
C. make D. keep
Question 10: Yesterday when I at the station, the train for 15 minutes.
A. arrived/ left B. had arrived/ left
C. arrives/ has left D. arrived/ had left
Question 11: I remember to that place once
A. being taken B. taking
C. to take D. to be taken
Question 12: Small children are often told that it is rude ……………at other people.
A. to point B. points
C. pointed D. point
Question 13: My husband wants me this letter before afternoon.
A. post B. to post
C. posting D. posts
Question 14: My Dad is always willing to give a hand cleaning the house.
A. in B. with
C. of D. about
Question 15: Body language is a potent form of communication.
A. verbal B. non - verbal
C. tongue D. oral
Question 16: These children often share their _ secrets with their mother
A. personally B. person
C. personal D. personable
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 17: - “What an attractive hair style you have got, Mary!”
_ “ ”
A. Thank you very much. I am afraid
B. I don't like your sayings
C. You are telling a lie
D. Thank you for your compliment
Question 18: John: “Can you tell me the way to the nearest post office?”
- Nam: “ ”.
A. It opens at nine o'clock.
B. Turn left and then right.
C. You can walk or go there by taxi
D. It's about two kilometers.
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.
Question 19: We do not whistle or clap our hands to get the person’s attention. That is considered
impolite and even rule.
A. offensive B. polite
C. informal D. terrific
Question 20: Could you take care of our children while I go away?
A. look like B. look after
C. look for D. look at
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.
Question 21: When being interviewed, You should focus on what the interviewer is saying or asking you.
A. to pay no attention to
B. be interested in
C. be related
D. express interested in
Question 22: They've always encouraged me in everything I've wanted to do.
A. unpardoned B. misconstrue
C. discouraged D. impaired
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 .
A recent study shows that an unequal share of household chores is still the norm in many households, despite the fact that many more women now have jobs. In a survey of 1,256 people ages between 18 and 65, men said they contributed an average of 37% of the total housework, while the women estimated their share to be nearly double that, at 70%. This ratio was not affected by whether the woman was working or not.
When they were asked what they thought was a fair division of labour, women with jobs felt that housework should be shared equally between male and female partners. Women who did not work outside the home were satisfied to perform 80% - the majority of the household work - if their husbands did remainder. Research has shown that, if levels increase beyond these percentages, women become unhappy and anxious, and feel they are unimportant.
After marriage, a woman is reported to increase her household workload by 14 hours per week, but for men the amount is just 90 minutes. So the division of labour becomes unbalanced, as a man's share increases much less than the woman's. It is the inequality and loss of respect, not the actual number of hours, which leads to anxiety and depression. The research describes housework as thankless and unfulfilling. Activities included in the study were cooking, cleaning, shopping, doing laundry, washing up and childcare. Women who have jobs report that they feel overworked by these chores in addition to their professional duties. In contrast, full-time homemakers frequently anticipate going back to work when the children grow up. Distress for this group is caused by losing the teamwork in the marriage.
Question 23: According to the passage, a fair division of labour is that
A. women do 14 hours of housework
B. men do more housework than women
C. women do more than 80 percent of the housework
D. women and men share the housework equally
Question 24: All activities mentioned in the passage are household chores EXCEPT
D. taking care of old-aged parents
Question 25: The word "remainder" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to
A. what is share B. what is fulfilled
C. what is done D. what is left
Question 26: The word "norm" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to_
A. strange thing B. unequal thing
C. changing thing D. usual thing
Question 27: Although women think men should share the housework, those who don't have paid job agree to share......of the chores.
A. 14 percent B. 37 percent
C. 80 percent D. 70 percent
Question 28: It can be inferred from the passage that after getting married,
A. women do twice as much housework as men
B. women do less and less housework
C. men spend much less time doing housework than women.
D. men do more housework than women
Question 29: The word "they" in paragraph 2 refers to
A. men B. labour
C. jobs D. women
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.
In the United States, it is important to be on time, or punctual, for an appointment, a class, a meeting, ect... This may not be true in some other countries, however. An American professor discovered this difference while teaching a class in a Brazilian university. The two-hour class was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and end at 12 a.m. On the first day, when the professor arrived on time, no one was in the classroom. Many students came after 11 a.m. Although all of the students greeted the professor as they arrived, few apologised for their lateness. Were these students being rude? He decided to study the students’ behavior.
In American university, students are expected to arrive at the appointed hour. On the other hand, in Brazil, neither the teacher nor the students always arrive at the appointed hour. Classes not only begin at the scheduled time in the United States, but they also end at the scheduled time. In the Brazilian class, only a few students left the class at noon, many remained past 12:30 to discuss the class and ask more questions. While arriving late may not be important in Brazil, neither is staying late.
The explanation for these differences is complicated. People from Brazilian and North American cultures have different feelings about lateness. In Brazil, the students believe that a person who usually arrives late is probably more successful than a person who is always on time. In fact, Brazilians expect a person with status or prestige to arrive late, while in the United States, lateness is usually considered to be disrespectful and unacceptable. Consequently, if a Brazilian is late for an appointment with a North America, the American may misinterpret the reason for the lateness and become angry.
As a result for his study, the professor learned that the Brazilian students were not being disrespectful to him. Instead, they were simply behaving the appropriate way for a Brazilian student in Brazil. Eventually, the professor was able to adapt his own behavior to feel comfortable in the new culture.
Question 30: What is the main idea of this passage?
A. It is not important to be on time in Brazil.
B. People learn the importance of time when they are children.
C. It is important to be on time for class in the United States.
D. The importance of being on time differs among different countries.
Question 31: All of these following sentences are true for the first day of the professor in Brazil EXCEPT_
A. Many students came after 11 a.m.
B. He was late for the class.
C. The class was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m and end at 12 a.m.
D. All of the students greeted him when they arrived.
Question 32: Why did the professor study the Brazilian students’ behaviour?
A. None of the students apologized for their lateness.
B. He wanted to understand why the students came late.
C. He wanted to make the students come to class on time.
D. The students seemed very rude to him.
Question 33: The word "rude" is closest in meaning to .
A. respectful B. polite
C. noisy D. impolite
Question 34: In general, what did the Brazilian students think about people who are late?
A. They are disrespectful people.
B. they are rude people.
C. They are successful people.
D. They are important people.
Question 35: It can be inferred from the passage that .
A. Most American students arrive after the class has begun.
B. Most Brazilian students leave immediately when the class is finished.
C. Brazilian students often come late and leave early.
D. For most Americans, being late is unacceptable.
Question 36: What did the professor learn from the study?
A. It’s normal to arrive late for class in Brazil.
B. Brazilian students are disrespectful to him.
C. Brazilian students never apologize for their behavior.
D. Brazilian students are very rude.
Question 37: The word "misinterpret" is closest in meaning to .
A. mismanage B. misread
C. misunderstand D. misreport
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the blanks from 38 to 42
The United States has many different types of families. While most American families are traditional, (38)_ a father, mother and one or more children, 22 percent of all American families in 1998 were headed by one parent, usually a woman. In a few families in the United States, there are no children. These childish couples may believe that they would not make good parents; they may want freedom from the (39) of childbearing; or, perhaps they (40) physically able to have children. Other families in the United States have one adult
(41) a stepparent. A stepmother or stepfather is a person who joins a family by marrying a father or mother
Americans tolerate and accept these different types of families. In the United States, people have the right to privacy and Americans do not believe in telling other Americans what type of family group they must belong to. They respect each other’s (42) __ regarding family groups. Families are very important to Americans
A. consisting B. consisting of
C. consist of D. including of
A. respond B. responsibilities
C. responsible D. responsibility
A. couldn’t B. weren’t
C. are not D. can’t
A. whom B. which is
C. who is D. is
A. ideal B. choices
C. feeling D. chance
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.
Question 43: You must find a more efficiently way of organizing your time.
A. efficiently B. must
C. a more D. organizing
Question 44: We were advised not drinking the water in the bottle.
A. in B. the water
C. drinking D. advised
Question 45: After John eaten dinner, he wrote several letters and went to bed.
A. eaten B. went
C. letters D. he wrote
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.
Question 46: “Could you wait a second while I get dressed, Tom?” Jane said.
A. Jane said to Tom to wait a second while she got dressed.
B. Jane asked Tom to get her dressed for a while waiting.
C. Jane asked Tom to wait a second while she got dressed.
D. Jane said to Tom he should wait a second while she got dressed.
Question 47: “How beautiful is the dress you have just bought!” Peter said to Mary.
A. Peter complimented Mary on her beautiful dress.
B. Peter said thanks to Mary for her beautiful dress.
C. Peter promised to say thanks to Mary for her beautiful dress.
D. Peter asked Mary how she had just bought her beautiful dress.
Question 48: The last time I saw Rose was three years ago.
A. I haven’t seen Rose since three years.
B. I haven’t seen Rose three years ago.
C. I didn’t see Rose for three years.
D. I haven’t seen Rose for three years.
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.
Question 49: The doctor told me
A. to not stay in bed for a few days.
B. to stay in bed for a few days .
C. I stay in bed for a few days.
D. I have to stay in bed for a few days
Question 50: John doesn't play basketball. Jack doesn't play basketball.