I. 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 1: In Western countries, it is polite to maintain eye contact during conversation.
A. rude B. insecure
C. sociable D. informal
Question 2: I like secure job because I don’t like keeping on moving and changing all the time.
A. unstable B. demanding
C. unimportant D. challenging
II. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose main stress is placed differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
A. existence B. development
C. impression D. creativity
A. pessimistic B. university
C. education D. compulsory
III. 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.
For children over the age of 10, daily attendance at schools is not compulsory. Some of the older children attend school only once or twice weekly to get tutorial support or instruction from a teacher. For the most part, pupils are encouraged to work online from home. Students should complete a minimum number of study hour per year; however, they may make up these hours by studying at home at times that suit their family schedule. They can log on early or late in the day and even join live classes in other countries. In order to ensure that each student is learning adequately, computer software will automatically monitor the number hours a week each student studies on line as well as that student’s learning materials and assessment activities. Reports will be available for parents and teachers. The software can then identify the best learning activities and conditions for each individual student and generate similar activities. It can be also identify areas of weak achievement and produce special programs adjusted to the students’ needs.
Question 5: What is the topic of the passage?
A. Computer software will make sure students learn at home
B. The effect of information technology on education
C. Students don’t have to go to school any more
D. Students can know about their weak aspects to focus
Question 6: How many times are children who are older than 10 required to go to school weekly?
A. Three B. No time
C. Once or twice D. Four
Question 7: Who/what counts the number of hours per week that students spend learning?
A. Teacher B. Parents
C. Virtual reality D. Computers
Question 8: What can’t the software do?
A. Find out the best activities for the students
B. Design materials for the students
C. Identify weaknesses of the students
D. Monitor the time the students learn
Question 9: What is NOT MENTIONED as a benefit of information technology to the students?
A. Students can learn at times that suit their schedule
B. Students can stay at home to learn
C. Students’ weak achievement can be identified.
D. Students’ learning time won’t be monitored
IV. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others in the same group
A. interviewed B. travelled
C. concentrated D. considered
A. attacks B. wipes
C. threatens D. contributes
Question 12: Many optimist (A) people have made predictions (B) about the positive (C) impact (D)of the increasing mechanization on human life.
V. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correcting
Question 13: That’s the young man whom (A) we met him (B) at the bus-stop (C) last week, isn’t it (D)?
Question 14: The influence of the nation’s (A) literature, art, and science (B) have (C) captured widespread (D) attention.
Question 15: It took (A) them at least (B) two months learning (C) how to pronounce (D) these words.
VI. 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.
Many people dream (16) _______ living in a foreign country. It can be an amazing experience for those who are willing to settle down in a new place. (17) _______, there’s one potential problem you should be aware of: culture shock. Culture shock is a feeling you get from living in a place that is (18) _______ different from where we grew up that we are not sure how to deal with it. Societies are organized in many different ways. Customs and traditions can be very different and that can sometimes make it difficult (19) _______ on with local people who might not approve of things you do and might object to things you say. You might be banned from doing things in another country that are perfectly legal in your own. For example, in Singapore people can be forced to pay a large fine just for dropping rubbish. Eventually, though, most people who live abroad fall in love with their adopted country and learn to accept (20) ________ differences.
A. up B. in
C. of D. on
A. Although B. Moreover
C. Therefore D. However
A. too B. quite
C. very D. so
A. get B. that gets
C. to get D. getting
A. one’s B. their
C. our D. its
VII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the answer that best fits in each gap in the following questions.
Question 21: Without my parents’ support, I _______ my overseas study.
A. did not complete
B. will not complete
C. had not completed
D. would not have completed
Question 22: An economic _______ is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.
Question 23: She is a friendly girl who gets _______ everyone she meets.
A. away from
B. out of
D. on with
Question 24: “It was nice of you to give me the present. Thank you” Ben said to Mary.
Ben thanked Mary ______ the present.
A. it had been nice of her to give him
B. of giving him
C. for giving him
D. that she had been nice to give him
Question 25: In the future, the number of tiny but _______computers you encounter every day will number in the thousands, perhaps millions.
Question 26: While she was cooking with her mother in the kitchen, her brothers _______ to the radio.
A. has listened
B. was listening
C. were listening
Question 27: Hannah: “Thanks for your help, Julia.” Julia: “_______.”
A. Never remind me
B. Yes. You should do that
C. It’s my pleasure
D. With all my heart
Question 28: _______ at home, I would enjoy my favourite show.
A. Unless were I
B. Were I
C. If were I
D. Suppose I am
Question 29: Ben would have studied medicine if he _______ to a medical school.
A. had been admitted
B. would be able to enter
C. had admitted
D. was admitted
Question 30: Since the global industrialization, the number of animal species _______ have become extinct or nearly extinct has increased.
VIII. Mark 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 questions.
Question 31: Telecommunication is bound to have a huge influence on various aspects of our lives.
Question 32: The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
IX. 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 sentence.
Question 33: My friend Ann has decided to buy a motorbike. Her car was stolen last week.
A. My friend Ann, who was stolen her car last week, has decided to buy a motorbike.
B. My friend Ann, her car was stolen last week, has decided to buy a motorbike.
C. My friend Ann, who her car was stolen last week, has decided to buy a motorbike.
D. My friend Ann, whose car was stolen last week, has decided to buy a motorbike.
Question 34: Although Bill took a taxi, he still arrived late for the concert.
A. Although Bill took a taxi, he can’t come to the concert in time.
B. Bill arrived late for the concert in spite of the taxi.
C. Bill arrived late for the concert because he takes a taxi.
D. Despite taking a taxi, Bill still arrived late for the concert.
Question 35: She went to the library so that she could borrow some books.
A. So as to go to the library, she could borrow some books.
B. She went to the library so as to borrow some books.
C. She went to the library that she could borrow some books.
D. She went to the library so as to she could borrow some books.
Question 36: “Who does this ball belong to?” the mother asked.
A. The mother asked who does that ball belong to.
B. The mother wanted to know who that ball belonged to.
C. The mother told who that ball belonged to.
D. The mother asked who did that ball belong to.
X. Listen and decide whether the statements are True (A) or False (B)
Question 37: There aren’t so many things to do in Tokyo.
Question 38: People are noisy in the street.
Question 39: The air is clean.
Question 40: Everything in New York is so expensive
|Question 1||A||Question 21||D|
|Question 2||A||Question 22||B|
|Question 3||D||Question 23||D|
|Question 4||D||Question 24||C|
|Question 5||B||Question 25||C|
|Question 6||C||Question 26||C|
|Question 7||D||Question 27||C|
|Question 8||B||Question 28||B|
|Question 9||D||Question 29||A|
|Question 10||C||Question 30||A|
|Question 11||C||Question 31||A|
|Question 12||A||Question 32||B|
|Question 13||B||Question 33||D|
|Question 14||C||Question 34||D|
|Question 15||C||Question 35||B|
|Question 16||C||Question 36||B|
|Question 17||D||Question 37|
|Question 18||D||Question 38|
|Question 19||C||Question 39|
|Question 20||D||Question 40|