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. needed B. formed
C. trusted D. recorded
A. hope B. hour
C. home D. holiday
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your sheet answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 3. The boy waved his hands to his mother, who was standing at the school gate, to her attention.
A. attract B. pull
C. follow D. pay
Question 4. A(n) child means a child who behaves badly and saddens his parents.
A. active B. hard-working
C. obedient D. mischievous
Question 5. They agree that a wife should maintain her and appearance after marriage.
A. beautiful B. beautifully
C. beauty D. beautify
Question 6. He rose from his chair and her warmly.
A. protected B. embraced
C. replaced D. appreciated
Question 7. David has just sold his car and intends to buy a new one.
A. white old Japanese
B. Japanese old white
C. old white Japanese
D. old Japanese white
Question 8. Christopher Columbus America more than 500 years ago.
A. discovered B. has discovered
C. had discovered D. discovers
Question 9. Joe has stopped ______football. He thinks he’s too old.
A. play B. playing
C. played D. to play
Question 10. The people live in this town are very friendly.
A. who B. where
C. which D. when
Question 11. Fee-paying schools are often called "independent schools", "private schools" or “ schools"
A. college B. primary
C. secondary D. public
Question 12. More and more investors are pouring money into food and beverage start-ups
A. an B. the
C. Ø D. a
Question 13. The trees .
A. were grown by John yesterday in the backyard
B. were grown in the backyard yesterday by John
C. were grown in the backyard by John yesterday
D. in the backyard were grown yesterday by John
Question 14. The academic year in England is 3 terms.
A. divided into B. based on
C. believed in D. shared with
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your sheet answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 15. - David: "Good morning, Mr Deakin. How are you?"
- Mr Deakin: " . And you?"
A. I'm busy now
B. I'm fine. Thank you
C. I'm going home
D. I'm having a class now
Question 16. - Anna: Congratulations! You did great. - Susan:
A. Thank you. That’s a nice compliment.
B. It’s my pleasure
C. You’re welcome
D. That’s okay
Circle the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following sentences.
Question 17. When we were children we were very close, but as we grew up we just drifted apart.
A. became less hospitable
B. became less generous
C. became less friendly
D. became less serious
Question 18. The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. make B. provide
C. allow D. help
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 19. Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. relaxed about B. busy with
C. interested in D. free from
Question 20. He found the course difficult so he had to spend most of his time on study.
A. memorable B. easy
C. interesting D. hard
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks.
Marriage nowadays is a choice people make on their own, but this has not always been the case in society. Thousands of years ago, the average lifespan was shorter than it is today. A man usually lived until he was about 40 years old, while women died even sooner because of childbirth. There were many wars and illnesses, and people had to protect themselves by having more children while they were still young. The parents lived through their children.
Marriage was not so much a romantic love story but a business transaction, or deal. Most marriages were arranged between parents while their children were still very young. It was the custom that the fathers made the decision on whom their children were going to marry. The mothers had little say in it since they rarely made any decisions outside the household. The fathers would meet to arrange the wedding date and the money given for the bride on her wedding date. The more money and land a girl had, the more chances she had to marry well. Therefore, it was important that her father choose the bridegroom very well. Usually, it was someone who came from a good family or who was rich too. It was very unlikely that people married outside their social class. A few well-off and rich merchants got to marry poorer noblewomen and became King’s business advisors. In a way, poor peasants had an easier choice as it was less important whom they married.
The practice of arranged marriage is still common in some countries in the Middle East, such as India or Pakistan. Here, social classes are still strongly divided and very well-kept. Often, however, arranged marriages are a sign that people do not want to let go of the past, which gives them comfort and security in an ever-changing world.
(Adapted from Longman Essence Reading, Vol. 2)
Question 21. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. Marriage as a business transaction today.
B. Mothers' roles in their children's marriage.
C. Marriage practices in modern society.
D. The practice of arranged marriage.
Question 22. The word "it" in paragraph 1 refers to .
A. the average lifespan B. a choice
C. society D. marriage
Question 23. According to paragraph 1, women died even sooner than men because of .
A. wars B. childbirth
C. illnesses D. marriage
Question 24. According to paragraph 2, richer girls were more likely to.
A. become noblewomen
B. marry well
C. succeed in business
D. marry peasants
Question 25. The author mentions all of the following in the passage EXCEPT .
A. People tended to marry outside their social class
B. Men made almost all decisions inside the family
C. Marriage used to be a deal between two families
D. The wedding date was decided by the fathers
Question 26. The word "bridegroom" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to .
A. bridesmaid B. bride
C. son-in-law D. daughter-in-law
Question 27. The phrase "let go of" in paragraph 3 mostly means .
A. give up B. turn off
C. save up D. give in
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.
My first home
When my parents married, they rented a small house and they didn’t have a lot of money for furniture. The kitchen had a sink for washing up and a cooker, but that was all. They (28) a old table and a chair from the market. They borrowed a sofa (29) was also old but they covered it with modern materials so it was bright and cheerful.
Outside, there was a small garden behind the house, but in front of it there was only the road. (30)____, the road wasn’t busy, so I could cross it to reach the park on the opposite side. We lived there (31) I was ten and we were very happy. We had to move house because it was too small when my twin sisters were born. We all (32) _ sad when we left.
A. bought B. sold
C. became D. brought
A. whom B. which
C. who D. where
A. Luckily B. Lucky
C. Unluckily D. Unlucky
A. when B. after
C. until D. to
A. spent B. thought
C. had D. felt
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.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open- plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways."
Like in computer games, the students are asked to design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM, Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work. "This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills," she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 33. According to the passage, 42 is .
A. an innovation in technology
B. a tool of virtual communication
C. a type of accommodation
D. a kind of school
Question 34. The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to .
A. students at 42
B. software engineers
Question 35. The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate .
A. a job that a French software engineer always does
B. a free resource available on the Internet
C. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
D. a help that students at 42 get for their work
Question 36. According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve .
A. the skills of searching for information
B. the skills of teamwork and debating
C. the skills of software programming
D. the skills of giving feedback
Question 37. What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a degree B. a design
C. a certificate D. a project
Question 38. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
B. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
C. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
D. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
Question 39. The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by
A. incompetent B. memorable
C. infamous D. respectable
Question 40. It can be inferred from the passage that .
A. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
B. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
C. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
D. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
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 41. Mr. Ha is very interested in working as a teacher because he enjoy teaching children.
A. enjoy B. teaching
C. working D. is
Question 42. Many living organisms depend largely on the environment for the satisfaction of its needs.
A. Many B. on
C. satisfaction D. its
Question 43. Her fiancé is said to graduate from Harvard University five years ago
A. fiancé B. is
C. to graduate D. years
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 44. “It’s nice of you to put me up for the night. Thank you,” Jane said to Mrs. Brown.
A. Jane thanks Mrs. Brown for put her up for the night.
B. Jane thanked Mrs. Brown for put her up for the night.
C. Jane thanks Mrs. Brown for putting her up for the night.
D. Jane thanked Mrs. Brown for putting her up for the night.
Question 45. Somebody will call Mr. Watson tonight.
A. Mr. Watson will be called tonight.
B. Mr. Watson will be call tonight.
C. Mr. Watson tonight will call somebody.
D. Mr. Watson will call somebody tonight.
Question 46. David last visited Paris five years ago.
A. David has been in Paris for five years.
B. David hasn't visited Paris for five years.
C. David didn't visit Paris five years ago.
D. David was in Paris for five 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 47. My mother is good at dancing. My father is bad at it.
A. My mother is good at dancing, but my father is bad at it.
B. My mother is good at dancing, for my father is bad at it.
C. My mother is good at dancing, or my father is bad at it.
D. My mother is good at dancing, so my father is bad at it.
Question 48. Joe does a lot of exercise. He’s still very fat.
A. Despite the fact that doing a lot of exercise, Joe’s still very fat.
B. Joe does a lot of exercise, so he’s very fat.
C. Even though Joe does a lot of exercise, he’s very fat.
D. Joe’s very fat, but he does a lot of exercise.
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 the primary stress in each of the following questions.
A. social B. signal
C. teacher D. suppose
A. excellent B. beautiful
C. determine D. similar
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