Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable respone to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 1. Helen and Mary are talking about Mary’s result at school.
- Helen: “Your parents must be proud of your result at school!”
- Mary: “ .”
A. Thanks. It’s certainly encouraging
B. I’m glad you like it
C. Sorry to hear that
D. Of course
Question 2. Laura and David are talking about the benefits of swimming.
- Laura: “I think swimming helps us exercise all our muscles.”
- David: “ .”
A. You can do it. Thanks anyway
B. There is no doubt about it
C. Not at all.You can make it
D. Yes, swimming does, too
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentence in the following questions.
Question 3. The coffee was very strong. He couldn’t drink it.
A. The coffee was so strong that he could drink it.
B. He couldn’t drink the strong coffee before.
C. The coffee was not weak enough for him to drink.
D. The coffee was too strong for him to drink.
Question 4. I met the workers. Reporters interviewed them last week.
A. I met the workers because reporters interviewed them last week.
B. I met the workers who interviewed reporters last week.
C. I met the workers who were interviewed by reporters last week.
D. I met reporters who interviewed workers last week.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions
Question 5. Punctuality is imperative in your new job.
A. Being efficient
B. Being courteous
C. Being cheerful
D. Being late
Question 6. Travel insurance is sometimes mistaken for temporary health insurance, but the two are actually different.
A. mutable B. permanent
C. passing D. transitory
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.
Question 7. She wishes that we didn’t send her the candy yesterday because she’s on a diet.
A. didn’t send B. because
C. on D. her the candy
Question 8. He used to smoking a cigar after meal but now he quit smoking because he has got some respiratory problem.
A. after B. used to smoking
C. because D. smoking
Question 9. It is such difficult a lesson that we can’t understand it.
A. such B. it
C. a D. can’t
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 10. My cousin tends to look on the bright side in any circumstance.
A. be confident B. be optimistic
C. be pessimistic D. be smart
Question 11. Domestic chores will no longer be a burden thanks to the inventions of laborsaving devices.
A. Official B. Household
C. Foreign D. Schooling
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.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MUSIC
Think for a moment about the last music album you bought. Most likely, you’ll think of the singer or band that made you want to buy the album. You might even know the name of the guitar player or the drummer. Those talented performers, however, are only some of the people in the music industry work behind the scenes, but the roles they play in the musical progress are very important.
Songwriters: Songs begin with the songwriter. Some songwriters work alone, but many work in teams that combine the talents of a lyricist, who writes the words to songs, and an instrumentalist, often a piano player or guitarist, who writes the music. Many of today’s pop stars work with songwriters. For example, some of Lady Gaga’s biggest hits were written by Nadir Khayat, also known “RedOne”. Some songwriting teams have become very famous, such as Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman, who were responsible for many big 1980s pop hits.
Arrangers: After a song has been written, music arrangers make it more appealing by deciding which instruments will be used, what tempo, or speed, the song will have, and whether the song should have a lower or higher pitch. A good arrangement can bring a song to life and make it a classic.
Studio Musicians: Not every singer or instrumentalist can be a star, and many work in the background as studio musicians. These artists are not a part of any one musical group.
Instead, they are hired for recording sessions that eventually become the albums you buy, as well as soundtracks for television shows, movies, and radio ads.
Recording Engineers: Recording engineers also play a major role in creating the final sound that you hear. First, these engineers set up the recording studio, the room where the performers play, placing musicians and microphones in exactly the right places to get the best sound. Next, they use electronic equipment, such multi-track recorders, to capture the music. Finally, long after the musicians have gone home, recording engineers use a mixing board to balance the melodies and rhythms of each musician, and sometimes to incorporate special sound effects or additional tracks.
Many people make a living with music. You may not recognize all of their names, but all of them work together to create the songs you love to listen to.
Question 12. Which piece of equipment is used at the end of the recording process?
A. a multi-track recorder B. a guitar or piano
C. a mixing board D. a microphone
Question 13. Which sentence is NOT true about studio musicians?
A. They work in the recording studio.
B. They earn money for each session that they do.
C. They are not as famous as the artists they play for.
D. They usually support or play for the same artist.
Question 14. Which of the following do music arrangers probably NOT do?
A. decide the price of the CD
B. decide how fast or slow a song will be
C. decide which instrument to use
D. decide which pitch to use
Question 15. The word “classic” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to .
A. a traditional song B. a famous song
C. a lively song D. a modern song
Question 16. Which statement would the author probably agree with?
A. Studio musicians would be more successful as members of one musical group.
B. It is important to buy albums made by performing artists who are not yet famous.
C. Having a famous person sing a song will usually make it successful.
D. People are often unaware of the amount of work that goes into creating music.
Question 17. Why does the author mention Lady Gaga?
A. to give an example of a star who works with a songwriter.
B. to explain why she does not write her own songs.
C. to compare her with other talented songwriters.
D. to persuade readers to buy her music.
Question 18. The article is mainly about .
A. people who play a background role in creating music
B. pop stars who write the biggest hits
C. songwriting teams who combine their talents
D. instrumentalists who work as hired musicians
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
A. entertain B. similar
C. carefully D. history
A. pressure B. achieve
C. nation D. future
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.
The Rise of Robots
As kids, our grandparents frequently scared us by talking about how difficult life was when they were growing up. They mentioned walking miles to school in the snow, or doing hours of manual labour for little pay. Life has changed greatly since then, and it seems to get easier year by year. In fact, with the help of robots we soon might have to do much at all. But is this a good thing?
By 2030, it’s estimated that robotics will be a $10 billion business worldwide. Companies are already starting to integrate them into the workforce. The electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drawing up plans to launch a factory within the next 10 years that’s completely staffed by robot workers. Meanwhile, an American company Briggo has invented a robot that serves gourmet-quality coffee to customers. With the push of a button it will crush coffee beans, measure exact quantities of water, and even wave a steam wand to ensure customers get the perfect cream on top. Unlike human baristas, it can serve multiple drinks at once and work all day and night without a break.
Robots are also invading our homes. The Rooma is a mini-robot that vacuums rooms automatically according to a schedule. The Robomow is a device that will cut the grass for you while you sit in the shade. Then there’s the Nanda clocky, an alarm clock that makes sure that even the deepest sleepers get up on time. The clock is attached to a pair of wheels, and it will randomly move around the room. Once you finally catch it, you’re probably too awake to hit the snooze button. Although these early home robots are somewhat basic, they will likely become more capable as times goes on.
Although robots certainly help us to eliminate tedious tasks, many people are concerned about a future filled with robots. Some fear that humanity will start to decline if machines do everything for us. Others have even warned about the robot rebellion, in which robots become so smart that they may decide to turn on their masters. These ideas may seem a bit far-fetched, but there are certainly lots of questions that need to be answered before everyone opens up to the idea of a robotic future.
Question 21. How is Briggo’s invention superior to human workers?
A. It is more knowledgeable about coffee-making.
B. It is better at conversation.
C. It never has to stop.
D. It can operate machinery.
Question 22. What would happen if you pressed the snooze button?
A. You would have to wake up immediately
B. The alarm clock would turn off forever
C. The alarm would stop, but go off again soon
D. Nothing would happen at all
Question 23. Which of the following is NOT true about the concerns over roboties?
A. It takes some time for people to accept robots.
B. Robots may do some harm to humans
C. The idea of robotics may seem far-fetched.
D. Robots may be dominant at the workplace.
Question 24. The word “tedious” in the last paragraph mostly means .
A. boring B. difficult
C. intelligent D. expensive
Question 25. What is the last paragraph mainly about?
A. Some reasons why people don’t accept robots yet.
B. A very amusing science-fiction story about robots.
C. How people in local communities are supporting robots.
D. A few of the lastest robots on the market today.
Question 26. According to the first paragraph, how is the life changed since our parents time?
A. The education system has got much worse
B. Things aren’t as hard as they once were
C. Children have to walk longer distance to school
D. It hasn’t changed much at all
Question 27. All of the following are true about robots EXCEPT that .
A. they can work all day and night without break
B. they have greater capabilities
C. they can draw up plans to launch a story
D. they can do boring tasks for human
Question 28. We can infer from the passage that .
A. present domestic robots can work without any programs
B. the communication will decline with the use of robots
C. a robot rebellion can happen daily
D. robotics will have been a major business by 2030
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrases that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
ABROAD WITH US
The company study abroad was originally founded in 1991 for students who wished to study French in France. Its success led to the establishment of other schools around the world.
Learning the language in the country in which it is spoken is, of course, a (29)_______ more effective and faster process than studying in your own country. It is also an opportunities to mix with local habitants and (30) _______ a greater and deeper (31) _______ of the people whose language you are studying. This makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.
You may wish to attend an Italian language and a cooking course in Italy or combine a Portuguese course with a sport. You should look at all the possibilities and (32) _______ the best choice.
In order to choose the (33) _______ course and location for you, we suggest you contact us to discuss your particular requirements. From the information you give us, we can make some recommendation.
A. lots B. so
C. very D. far
A. acquire B. require
C. enquire D. inquire
A. knowledge B. knowledgeable
C. knowledgeably D. know
A. do B. take
C. get D. make
A. exact B. right
C. precise D. fit
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. disappointed B. interviewed
C. recorded D. graduated
A. technology B. chores
C. exchange D. choice
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 36. Thanks to your support, I was able to complete the task successfully.
A. If you didn’t support me, I would not be able to complete the task successfully.
B. If you had not supported me, I could have completed the task successfully.
C. Had it not been for your support, I could not have completed the task successfully.
D. Were it not for your support. I would not be able to complete the task successfully.
Question 37. As soon as he arrived home, it started to rain.
A. Arriving home, he said that it would start to rain.
B. Hardly had it started to rain when he arrived home.
C. It started to rain and then he arrived home.
D. No sooner had he arrived home than it started to rain.
Question 38. “Would you mind turning down the TV, Tom? I have a headache.” said Jane.
A. Jane has a headache and she would mind Tom turning down the TV.
B. Jane asked Tom turn down the TV and she had a headache.
C. Jane advised Tom to turn down the TV because she had a headache.
D. Jane asked Tom to turn down the TV as she had a headache.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 39. My teeth were a little yellow so I by the dentist.
A. had had them cleaned
B. had cleaned them
C. had them cleaned
D. is cleaned
Question 40. The old market is said in a fire two years ago.
A. to be destroying
B. to be destroyed
C. to have destroyed
D. to have been destroyed
Question 41. We interviewed a number of candidates but none of them us.
A. impressed B. impression
C. impressive D. impressively
Question 42. Strict measures are in force in the capital to protect it from terrorism.
A. transportation B. normal
C. security D. scientific
Question 43. Ellen didn’t get very well her roommate.
A. on/with B. on/to
C. up/with D. up/to
Question 44. If he the doctor last week, he wouldn’t be suffering now.
A. see B. didn’t see
C. saw D. had seen
Question 45. Bill asked Tom where .
A. he was going now
B. he was going then
C. is he going now
D. he is going then
Question 46. Not all teenagers are well- for their future job when they are at high school.
A. interested B. concerned
C. prepared D. satisfied
Question 47. Some day of rest may help to the pressure of work.
A. lower B. increase
C. raise up D. reduce
Question 48. By the end of the 21th century, scientists the cure for the common cold.
A. will have discovered
B. had discovered
C. will discover
D. are discovering
Question 49. Parents have a great hope of when they send their children to school.
A. expectations B. obligations
C. plans D. threat
Question 50. Not only the exam but she also got a scholarship.
A. she passed B. did she pass
C. she had passed D. has she passed
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