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 1. As soon as he approached the house, the policemen stopped him.
A. No sooner had he approached the house that the policemen stopped him.
B. Hardly he had approached the house that the policemen stopped him.
C. No sooner had he approached the when the policemen stopped him.
D. Hardly had he approached the house when the policemen stopped him.
Question 2. Sarah doesn’t like the new neighbor. Peter doesn’t like the new neighbor, either.
A. Either Sarah or Peter don’t like the new neighbor.
B. Both Sarah and Peter don’t like the new neighbor.
C. Neither Sarah nor Peter likes the new neighbor.
D. Either Sarah or Peter likes the new neighbor.
Question 3. “I will give you the answer by the end of the lesson.”, Tom said to Janet.
A. Tom offered to give Janet the answer by the end of the lesson.
B. Tom suggested giving Janet the answer by the end of the lesson.
C. Tom insisted on giving Janet the answer by the end of the lesson.
D. Tom promised to give Janet the answer by the end of the lesson.
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 4. His rude comments made other Facebookers very angry.
A. pleasant B. honest
C. polite D. kind
Question 5. Fruit and vegetables grow in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the surplus.
A. small quantity
B. large quantity
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 6. GCSE are not compulsory, but they are the most common qualifications taken by students.
A. required B. applied
C. fulfilled D. specialized
Question 7. I received housing benefit when I was unemployed.
A. out of order B. out of fashion
C. out of work D. out of practice
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.
Family life in the United States is changing. Thirty or forty years ago, the wife was called a "housewife". She cleaned, cooked, and cared for the children. The husband earned the money for the family. He was usually out working all day. He came home tired in the evening, so he did not do much housework. And he did not see the children very much, except on weekends.
These days, however, more and more women work outside the home. They cannot stay with the children all day. They, too, come home tired in the evening. They do not want to spend the evening cooking dinner and cleaning up. They do not have time to clean the house and do the laundry. So who is going to do the housework now? Who is going to take care of the children?
Many families solve the problem of housework by sharing it. In these families, the husband and wife agree to do different jobs around the house, or they take turns doing each job. For example, the husband always cooks dinner and the wife always does the laundry. Or the wife cooks dinner on some nights and the husband cooks dinner on other nights.
Then there is a question of the children. In the past, many families got help with child care from grandparents. Now families usually do not live near their relatives. The grandparents often are too far away to help in a regular way. More often, parents have to pay for child care help. The help may be a babysister or a day-care center. The problem with this kind of help is the high cost. It is possible only for couples with jobs that pay well.
Parents may get another kind of help from the companies they work for. Many companies now let people with children work part-time. That way, parents can spend more time with their children. Some husbands may even stop working for a while to stay with the children. For these men there is a new word: They are called "househusband". In the United States more and more men are becoming househusband every year.
These changes in the home mean changes in the family. Fathers can learn to understand their children better, and the children can get to know their fathers better. Husbands and wives may also find changes in their marriage. They, too, may have a better understanding of each other.
Question 8. These changes in the Amercan home may .
A. not happen
B. not change the children at all
C. help families
D. cause problems for a marriage
Question 9. It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that .
A. couples with low-paid jobs can’t afford the cost of a babysitter or a day-care center.
B. in the past, grandparents did not help the couples with child care.
C. all couples with jobs can pay for help from a babysitter or a day-care center.
D. grandparents can help care the children in a regular way.
Question 10. Forty years ago, most women .
A. had no children
B. were housewives
C. went out to work
D. did not do much housework
Question 11. Nowadays there are .
A. more and more women staying with the children all day
B. more work outside the home than before
C. more housewives than before.
D. more women going out to work than before.
Question 12. This article is about .
A. how more American women are working
B. how family life in America is changing
C. American men as househusbands
D. housewives in America
Question 13. The word “they” in paragraph 5 refers to .
A. children who spend more time with fathers than mothers
B. husbands who stop working to stay with the children
C. parents who work part-time
D. fathers who spend more time with their children
Question 14. The word “laundry” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _ .
A. washing and ironing
B. tidying up
C. cooking and washing up
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 15. The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
Question 16. My father regrets taking up smoking. He can’t give it up now.
A. Regretful as my father is, there might be a chance for him to stop smoking.
B. My father can’t give up smoking now and feels regret about it.
C. My father regrets having taken up smoking because he’s not able to give it up now.
D. My father wishes he hadn’t taken up smoking since he can’t cut down it now.
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. allow B. below
C. slowly D. tomorrow
A. considerable B. represent
C. atmosphere D. customer
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. interview B. intellectual
C. similarity D. engineer
A. attitude B. partnership
C. romantic D. actually
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 21. - Mai: “ What are you going to do this weekend, Lan?”
- Lan: “ ”
A. I don’t feel like going out.
B. What a great idea!
C. I haven’t planned yet.
D. I went to the beach with my dad.
Question 22. - Uncle Tom: “ Remember to give my best regards to your parents, Bob.”
- Bob: “ ”
A. That’s very kind of you to say so.
B. That was at least I could do.
C. Sure, I will.
D. Yes, let’s.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 23. Having not been (A) to (B) the sea before, the children couldn’t fall asleep (C) due to (D) their excitement.
Question 24. The food that (A) my mom is cooking (B) in the kitchen smells (C) deliciously (D) .
Question 25. If he paid a little (A) more attention to (B) his accounting work in the first place, he wouldn’t be (C) in (D) the red now.
(243354) 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.
Early peoples had no need of engineering works to supply their water. Hunters and nomads camped near natural sources of fresh water, and populations were so sparse that pollution of the water supply was not a serious problem. After community life developed and agricultural villages became urban centres, the problem of supplying water became important for inhabitants of a city, as well as for irrigation of the farms surrounding the city. Irrigation works were known in prehistoric times, and before 2000 BC the rulers of Babylonia and Egypt constructed systems of dams and canals to impound the flood waters of the Euphrates and Nile rivers, controlling floods and providing irrigation water throughout the dry season. Such irrigation canals also supplied water for domestic purposes. The first people to consider the sanitation of their water supply were the ancient Romans, who constructed a vast system of aqueducts to bring the clean waters of the Apennine Mountains into the city and built basins and filters along these mains to ensure the clarity of the water. The construction of such extensive water-supply systems declined when the Roman Empire disintegrated, and for several centuries local springs and wells formed the main source of domestic and industrial water.
The invention of the force pump in England in the middle of the 16th century greatly extended the possibilities of development of water-supply systems. In London, the first pumping waterworks was completed in 1562; it pumped river water to a reservoir about 37 m above the level of the River Thames and from the reservoir the water was distributed by gravity, through lead pipes, to buildings in the vicinity.
Increased per-capita demand has coincided with water shortages in many countries. Southeast England, for example, receives only 14 per cent of Britain's rainfall, has 30 per cent of its population, and has experienced declining winter rainfall since the 1980s.
In recent years a great deal of interest has been shown in the conversion of seawater to fresh water to provide drinking water for very dry areas, such as the Middle East. Several different processes, including distillation, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, and direct-freeze evaporation, have been developed for this purpose. Some of these processes have been used in large facilities in the United States. Although these processes are successful, the cost of treating seawater is much higher than that for treating fresh water.
Question 26. Clean water supply was first taken into consideration by .
A. the Egyptians
B. the US people
C. the English people
D. the ancient Romans
Question 27. The word “mains” in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by “ ”.
A. rivers B. pipes
C. areas D. lands
Question 28. Which of the following is NOT true about London’s water supply in the middle of the 16th century?
A. Water was pumped from the River Thames.
B. Water was stored in a reservoir.
C. Water was conducted through canals.
D. Water ran from the reservoir to buildings.
Question 29. Early peoples didn’t need water supply engineering works because .
A. they had good ways to irrigate their farms
B. their community life had already developed
C. there was almost no dry season in prehistoric times
D. natural sources of fresh water nearby were always available
Question 30. One of the causes of water shortages in South-east England is .
A. increased demand
B. water pollution
C. water-supply system decline
D. water evaporation
Question 31. For several centuries after the disintegration of the Roman Empire, the main source of water supply was from .
A. water pipes
B. systems of aqueducts
C. dams and canals
D. springs and wells
Question 32. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a process of converting seawater to freshwater?
A. Steaming and cooling
B. Water evaporation
C. Dissolving chemicals
D. Purification method
Question 33. The word “ vicinity” in paragraph 2 refers to “ ”
A. The neighborhood around a reservoir.
B. The region where industry developed.
C. The cities in South- East England.
D. The areas along the River Thames.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following question.
Question 34. Jane really love the jewelry box that her parents gave her as a birthday present.
A. nice wooden brown
B. brown wooden nice
C. nice brown wooden
D. wooden brown nice
Question 35. My grandmother takes for keeping house.
A. possibility B. responsibility
C. probability D. ability
Question 36. Can anyone give me hand, please? I have just fallen over.
A. a B. the
C. an D. Ø
Question 37. Be sure to a real effort to answer all the questions the interview asks.
A. take B. do
C. put D. make
Question 38. Since he , I have heard nothing from him.
A. had left B. was leaving
C. has left D. left
Question 39. The noise from the karaoke bar nearby was unbrearable. It kept me wide last night.
A. wake B. awake
C. awaken D. waken
Question 40. She sat there quietly, but during all that time she was getting . Finally she exploded.
A. more and more angry
B. the more angry
C. the most angry
D. angrier and angrier
Question 41. I see Tom and Jerry, I always feel interested because the cartoon is so exciting.
A. Whatever frequency
B. No matter what times
C. However many
D. No matter how many times
Question 42. Nothing is destroyed after the serious flood in this area, ?
A. isn’t it B. is it
C. aren’t they D. are they
Question 43. It was that he was kept in hospital for nearby a month.
A. so a serious accident
B. so serious an accident
C. such serious an accident
D. a such serious accident
Question 44. The government is being criticized in the press for failing to limit air pollution.
A. widely B. wide
C. widened D. widen
Question 45. Your grades are coming down. You should try to the other students in your class.
A. come up with B. keep up with
C. get along with D. get in touch with
(243544) Read the following passage and mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the blanks.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. (46) homework today still means spending time in the library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are (47) to the Internet to download enormous amounts of data available online. In the past, students were limited to their school’s (48) of books. In many cases, they got to the school
library and found out that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never runs out of information. Students, however, do have to (49) sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them any more. This is because online (50) allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
A. For B. But
C. While D. Because
A. connecting B. looking
C. searching D. linking
A. select B. selection
C. selective D. selectively
A. do B. make
C. get D. come
A. systems B. materials
C. sources D. structures
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