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Mark to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following
1. A. says
B. savior
C. fade
D. wave
2. A.bin
B .skin
C. kite
D. pillar
Mark to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following
3. A. employment
B. remember
C. concentrate
D. position
4. A. express
B. effort
C. office
D. comment
Mark to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
5. Each of the students in the accounting class has to type their own research paper this semester.
6. In addition to save on gas, the modern car is designed to save on maintenance expenses.

7. Mrs. Stevens, along with her cousins from New Mexico, are planning to attend the festivities.
Mark to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
8. They stayed for hours, which I was very................................
A. annoyed
B. annoyed about
C. annoying
D. annoying me
9. There are different kinds of music to.................your taste
A. miss
B. fit
C. tight
D. suit
10: By ______ the housework done, my mother has more time to pursue her career.
A. ordering
B. taking
C. having
D. making
11: In many big cities, people have to ______ up with noise, overcrowding and bad air.
A. keep
B. catch
C. face
D. put
12. She …….. on her computer for more than two hours when she decided to stop for a rest.
A. has worked
B. has been working
C. was working
D. had been working
13. ..........……the weather forecast it will rain heavily later this morning.
A. On account of
B. Due to
C. According to
D. Because of
14. The school was closed for a month because of serious ………… of fever.
A. outcome
B. outburst
C. outbreak
D. outset
15: He’d hardly finished doing his homework when you arrived, ______?
A. didn’t he
B. had he

C. would he
D. hadn’t he
16. These chairs are ___________ better than the others.
A. as
B. very
C. much
D. either
17. Why did Berth ask you ___________ a bicycle ?
A. that if you had
B. do you have
C. that you had
D. if you had
18. Be careful with your gun! You may ………… somebody.
A. injure
B. wound
C. hurt
D. ache
19. These people …………… for the most successful company in the town.
A. are seeming to work
B. seem working
C. seem to be working
D. are seeming to be working
Mark to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
20: - “Would you like beer or wine?”
- “______”
A. No, I've no choice. B. I couldn’t agree more.
C. I'd prefer beer, please.
D. Yes, I'd love to.
21: - “______” - “He's tall and thin with blue eyes.”
A. What does John like? B. How is John?
C. Who does John look like? D. What does John look like?
Mark to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to theunderlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
22. They live in a fairly modest house, considering their wealth.
A. expensive
B. fairly small
C. very cheap
D. very big
23. We must cooperate closely in order to finish the project on time .
A. help
B. work together
C. agree
D. assist
Mark to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
24. Jack is said to be very honest .
A. untrue
B. unkind
C. inhonest
D. dishonest
25. She wrote me a vicious letter.
A. helpful
B. gently
C. dangerous
D. healthy

Mark to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
26. They arrived too late to get good seats.
A. They had to stand for the whole show.
B. Although they were late they found some good seats.
C. They got good seats some time after they arrived.
D. When they arrived the good seats were already taken.
27. After the very salty food we had, we were all dying of thirst.
A. We were very thirsty after having the very salty food.
B. We all died because we were too thirsty.
C. The food was not salty enough for us to have.
D. We all died because there was not enough food.
28. Nothing but the whole story would satisfy Tim.
A. Tim wouldn’t be satisfied with anything.
B. Tim insisted on being told the complete story.
C. On the whole, Tim was satisfied with the story.
D. Tim wanted to know just the end of the story.
Mark to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
29. They can’t work. They are too tired
A. When they are too tired, they can work
B. Because they can’t work, they’re too tired
C. They are too tired that they can’t work
D. They are too tired to work
30.I can't stand this weather. It's getting worse and worse.
A. The weather is making me worse.
B. The weather is not better but I can stand it.
C. I can't bear this bad weather any more.
D. I can't stand up in this bad weather.
Read the following passage and mark to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks
Before the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, it was hard for people (31)……over long distances. They wrote
letters to each other. It could take days or even weeks for letters to be (32)……Then people learned how (33)……telegraph
messages. The messages traveled as electric signals that represented a code of dots and dashes. An operator on the other end
converted the dots and dashes into a regular message. Bell’s first telephone call went over the same wires used for telegraph
messages. As the telephone became (34)……and more popular, it largely replaced the telegraph. Today, our huge telephone
network does many things besides carrying telephone calls. It sends copies of letters and pictures from one machine to another,
called a (35)…………machine…
31. A. to communicate
B. communicate
C. communicating
D. communicated
32. A. seen
B. arrived
C. delivered
D. coming
33. A. to call
B. to send
C. to see
D. to leave
34. A. more
B. less
C. better
D. much
35. A. phone
B. telegraph
C. printing
D. fax
Read the following passage and mark to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Traveling is one of the most popular forms of recreation in the USA. Most American employees receive an annual vacation
with pay, and it is a good time off for traveling. Traveling within the country is popular because foreign travel generally takes more
time and money. However, Americans who wish to vacation outside the USA are free to go almost anywhere. Obtaining a
passport is a routine matter. Every year about 13 million Americans travel abroad. The most popular vacation periods are during
the summer and during the two-week school break on the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. These periods are also the most
crowded and generally the most expensive time to travel, so people who can adjust their schedules sometimes choose vacation
in the autumn. American vacationers often travel by car. Most families have a car, and those who do not have a car can rent one.
Cars are usually the economical way to travel, especially for the families. It is also fairly fast and convenient. Excellent highways
connect the major cities. They enable vacationers to travel at an almost steady speed of 55 to 65 miles an hour. Tourists that
want to travel faster often fly to their destination and then rent a car to go around when they get there.
36. The reading text is about ………………..
A. Christmas and New Year B going abroad
C. traveling in USA
D. renting a car for traveling
37. Traveling in the ……………. is the least expensive.
A. spring
B. summer
C. winter
D. autumn

38. Which sentence is NOT correct?
A. Most Americans like traveling.
B. Most American people travel abroad every year.
C. There is a two-week break on the Christmas and the New Year’s holidays.
D. It is difficult to obtain a passport in the USA.
39. The word one in line 7 of the text refers to ……………….
A. a vacationer
B. a family
C. a car
D. a holiday
40. Traveling by car is ……………..
A. cheap
B. very expensive
C. not appreciated
D. not suitable for families
Read the following passage and mark to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Over a period of time, many habitats change with respect to the types of plants and animals that live there. This change
is known as succession
Succession occurs because plants and animals cause a change in the environment in which they live. The first weeds
and grasses that appear on a bare field, for example, change the environment by shielding the soil from the direct sunlight. As
these plants spread, the ground surface becomes cooler and moisture, than it was originally. Thus, the environment at the
ground surface has been changed. The new surface conditions favor the sprouting of shrubs. As shrubs grow, they kill the
grasses by preventing light from reaching them and also build up the soil in the area, in addition, they attract animals that also
enhance the shrubs. They are not able to shade out oak and hickory seedlings, however, they have found the forest floor
suitable. These seedlings grow in to large trees that eventually shade out the pines.
41. What is the best title of this passage?
A. The importance of weeds and grasses
C. The success of oak and hickory
B. How environmental habitats change
D. Animal and plant habitat
42. Which is correct order of plant succession in the example in the passage?
A. Weeds, pine, shrubs, oak
C. Weeds, shrubs, pines, oak
B. Oak, pines, shrubs, weeds
D. Shrubs, weeds, pines, oaks
43. According to the passage, how do weeds and grasses affect the soil?
A. They make it cooler and wetter
C. They speed seeds on it
B. They attract animal to it
D. They add nutrients to it
44. It can be inferred from the passage that.............................
A. oak and hickory trees grow taller than pines
C. pines and grasses can exist together
B. weeds and grasses prefer cold climate
D. birds discourage the growth of shrubs
45. Which of the following is a stage of succession as described in the passage?
A. A forest cut down to build an airport
C. Wildflowers growing in an unused parking lot
B. A flood washing away a crop of wheat
D. Animals being tamed by children
46. Which of the following encourages the life of animals?
A. large trees
B. pine seedlings
C. grasses
D. shrubs
47. The word originally is closest in meaning to......
A. specially
B. at the first source
C. in the first place
D. for a short time
48. The word sprouting is closest in meaning to ................
A. blossoming
B. starting to grow
C. flourishing
D. nourishing
49. The word shielding can be replace by............
A. protecting
B. hiding
C. exploring
D. changing
50. Compared to pines, hickories are..............
A. higher
B. shorter
C. as high
D. more suitable for forest floor

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