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. washed B. missed
C. returned D. stopped
A. letters B. groups
C. systems D. goods
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.
A. employ B. apologize
C. sacrifice D. maintain
A. precede B. offer
C. follow D. listen
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 5: The editor, preferring a more terse writing style, cut 500 words from the 2000-word article.
A. elegant B. factual
C. descriptive D. concise
Question 6: My aunt’s new book is published next year.
A. comes on B. comes in
C. comes out D. comes up
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word or phrase in each of the following questions.
Question 7: The young are now far more materialistic than their precedents years ago.
A. monetary B. greedy
C. spiritual D. object-oriented
Question 8: This shouldn’t be too taxing for you.
A. comfortable B. demanding
C. easy D. relaxing
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 9: The Green Restaurant uses fresh produce (A) on their (B) dishes, much (C) of which the owners (D) grow in their own garden.
Question 10: These exercises (A) look easy (B), but they are very relatively (C) difficult for (D) us.
Question 11: The number of (A) homeless people in Nepal have (B) increased sharply due to (C) the recent severe earthquake. (D)
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 12: Lisa and Rachel are talking on the phone.
- Lisa: “Would you like to go to the cinema with me tonight?”
- Rachel: “ .”
A. Yes, I’d love to B. Yes, please
C. No, thanks D. Sorry
Question 13: Henry is talking to his mother.
- Henry: “I’ve passed my driving test.”
- His mother: “ .
A. All right.
C. That’s a good idea
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 14: The planet Mercury round the Sun every eighty-eight days.
A. has travelled B. is travelling
C. travelled D. travels
Question 15: There is horror movie on _ TV tonight.
A. a/the B. the/ x
C. a/ x D. x / the
Question 16: you start, you will finish.
A. The soon/the more quickly
C. The sooner/the quickly
B. The sooner/the quicker
D. The sooner/the more quickly
Question 17: She gave me a box.
A. jewelry metal small square
B. jewelry small metal square
C. small square jewelry metal
D. small square metal jewelry
Question 18: Stress, is a psychological problem, may lead to physical illness.
A. which B. what
C. that D. whose
Question 19: You your room carelessly because it is still very untidy.
A. shouldn't clean B. could clean
C. must have cleaned D. can't have cleaned
Question 20: She lost her job because she was . She made far too many mistakes.
A. rash B. incautious
C. inefficient D. impulsive
Question 21: My father put the money to buy a new house.
A. in B. up
C. on D. out
Question 22: I like his essay because it's very .
A. imagination B. imaginable
C. imaginative D. imaginary
Question 23: You will be glad to know your son's work is showing a improvement.
A. marked B. mediocre
C. minimal D. pronounced
Question 24: Governments have laws to protect wildlife from commercial trade and overhunting.
A. practiced B. acted
C. enacted D. observed
Question 25: Don’t let success go to your ________ whatever you do!
A. head B. foot
C. forehead D. hand
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 26: The burglar might come back. You’d better change all the locks.
A. You’d better change all the locks or the burglar will come back.
B. You’d better change all the locks in case the burglar comes back.
C. If you don’t change all the locks, the burglar could come back.
D. The burglar will come back unless you change all the locks.
Question 27: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
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 28: At no time did the two sides look likely to reach an agreement.
A. The two sides had no time to reach an agreement.
B. The two sides never looked likely to reach an agreement.
C. If the two sides had had time, they would have reached an agreement.
D. The two sides never looked like each other.
Question 29: People who are unhappy sometimes try to compensate by eating too much.
A. Unhappy people are usually overweight because they tend to eat too much.
B. Eating too much occasionally makes people unhappy and depressed.
C. For some people, eating too much is a reason to be miserable.
D. When depressed, people occasionally attempt to offset their misery by overeating.
Question 30: “Why don't you have your room repainted?” said Nick to Joey.
A. Nick suggested having Joey's room repainted.
B. Nick suggested that Joey should have his room repainted.
C. Nick asked Joey why you didn't have your room repainted.
D. Nick wanted to know why Joey doesn't have his room repainted
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 31 to 35.
Children (31) appear intelligent and have normal sight and hearing may nevertheless have learning disability such as dyslexia, difficulty in reading; dysgraphia, difficulty in writing; dyscalculia, difficulty with numbers; and auditory-memory problem that (32) _______the child from remembering what has just been said. Considered an "invisible" (33) , such learning disabilities can be detected by alert
parents before the children go to school. (34) the child at about thirty months is not developing normal language skills, something is amiss. A child who cannot do puzzles or put pegs in holes lacks perceptual-motor skills. Kindergarteners should (35)______the ABCs. First-graders may commonly reverse their letters, writing a d or a b, but if they are still doing this at the start of second grade, they should be tested for learning disabilities. Proper and early treatment is essential.
A. whom B. who
C. whose D. they
A. avoid B. help
C. encourage D. prevent
A. barrier B. retard
C. disabled D. handicap
A. If B. When
C. Although D. Because
A. read B. remember
C. recognize D. pronounce
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C ,or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions.
Coincident with concerns about the accelerating loss of species and habitats has been a growing appreciation of the importance of biological diversity, the number of species in a particular ecosystem, to the health of the Earth and human well-being. Much has been written about the diversity of terrestrial organisms, particularly the exceptionally rich life associated with tropical rain-forest habitats. Relatively little has been said, however, about diversity of life in the sea even though coral reef systems are comparable to rain forests in terms of richness of life.
An alien exploring Earth would probably give priority to the planet's dominant, most- distinctive feature - the ocean. Humans have a bias toward land that sometimes gets in the way of truly examining global issues. Seen from far away, it is easy to realize that landmasses occupy only one-third of the Earth's surface. Given that two- thirds of the Earth's surface is water and that marine life lives at all levels of the ocean, the total three- dimensional living space of the ocean is perhaps 100 times greater than that of land and contains more than 90 percent of all life on Earth even though the ocean has fewer distinct species.
The fact that half of the known species are thought to inhabit the world's rain forests does not seem surprising, considering the huge numbers of insects that comprise the bulk of the species. One scientist found many different species of ants in just one tree from a rain forest. While every species is different from every other species, their genetic makeup constrains them to be insects and to share similar characteristics with 750,000 species of insects. If basic, broad categories such as phyla and classes are given more emphasis than differentiating between species, then the greatest diversity of life is unquestionably the sea. Nearly every major type of plant and animal has some representation there.
To appreciate fully the diversity and abundance of life in the sea, it helps to think small. Every spoonful of ocean water contains life, on the order of 100 to 100,000 bacterial cells plus assorted microscopic plants and animals, including larvae of organisms ranging from sponges and corals to starfish and clams and much more.
Question 36: What is the main point of the passage?
A. Humans are destroying thousands of species.
B. There are thousands of insect species.
C. The sea is even richer in life than the rainforests.
D. Coral reefs are similar to rainforests.
Question 37: Why does the author compare rain forests and coral reefs in paragraph 1?
A. They are approximately the same size.
B. They share many similar species.
C. Most of their inhabitants require water.
D. Both have many different forms of life.
Question 38. The word "bias" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to .
A. concern B. disadvantage
C. attitude D. prejudice
Question 39. Which of the following is true about the ocean according to the passage?
A. It’s 100 times greater than land.
B. It contains more species than land.
C. It contains a vast majority of life on Earth.
D. It occupies on-third of the Earth’s surface.
Question 40: The passage suggests that most rain forest species are .
A. insects B. bacteria
C. mammals D. birds
Question 41. The word "there" in paragraph 3 refers to .
A. the sea B. the rainforests
C. a tree D. the Earth's surface
Question 42. The author argues that there is more diversity of life in the sea than in the rain forests because
A. more phyla and classes of life are represented in the sea
B. there are too many insects to make meaningful distinctions
C. many insect species are too small to divide into categories
D. marine life-forms reproduce at a faster rate
Question 43. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an example of microscopic sea life?
A. Sponges B. Coral
C. Starfish D. Shrimp
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C ,or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions.
A massage is relaxing, and makes you feel great, but did you know that it's also good for you? That's what doctors are now saying. Massage relieves pain and anxiety, eases depression and speeds up recovery from medical problems.
Research has shown that people of all ages benefit from touch. Premature infants who are held develop faster than those left alone, and healthy babies who get a lot of physical contact cry less and sleep better. Researchers are not sure why this occurs but they have also found out that touch can slow heart rate, lower blood pressure and increase levels of serotonin, the brain chemical that is linked to well-being. It also decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and this in turn increases your resistance to illness.
Massage also speeds up healing. Bone-marrow transplant patients who were given massages had better neurological function than those who weren't. Furthermore, massage reduced pain by 37% in patients with chronic muscle aches.
Giving someone a massage may be as good as getting one. A study conducted by the university of Miami found that mothers suffering from depression felt better after massaging their infants. In that same study, elderly volunteers who massaged infants reported feeling less anxious and depressed.
It even works when you do it yourself; 43% of headache sufferers reported getting relief after massaging their temples and neck and smokers who were taught self-massage while trying to quit felt less anxiety and smoked less.
Question 44: What has recently been said about getting a massage?
A. It relaxes you.
B. It makes you feel good.
C. It improves your physical condition.
D. It requires a special technique.
Question 45: Babies born before their time _______
A. cry less and sleep better if they are massaged.
B. grow faster if they are held.
C. develop faster than healthy babies if they get a lot of physical contact.
D. don't survive if they are not held.
Question 46: The author suggests that touch _______
A. increases levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
B. makes your heart beat faster.
C. increases the feeling of well-being.
D. helps you deal with your feelings.
Question 47: Patients who get massages _______
A. don't experience muscle pain.
B. avoid having surgery.
C. make a quicker recovery.
D. are not better off than those who do not.
Question 48: According to the article _______
A. massage has no effect on smokers.
B. massage relieves headaches by 43%.
C. smokers who gave others massages felt less anxious and smoked less.
D. massaging yourself is as effective as being massaged.
Question 49: What did the study conducted in Miami show?
A. Elderly volunteers who got massages felt less anxious.
B. Mothers were depressed after massaging their babies.
C. Babies who got massages felt better.
D. Giving a massage is as beneficial as getting one.
Question 50: What is NOT true according to the article?
A. Mothers will suffer from depression if they don't massage their babies.
B. People can learn to massage themselves.
C. Massage is good for you regardless of whether you're giving or getting one.
D. It helps smokers quit smoking.
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