MOCK TEST (GCSE EXAMINATION- 2018)
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.
Question 1: A. calcium
Question 2: A. maintains
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.
Question 3: A. simultaneous
Question 4: A. agrarian
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the
Question 5: My father used to give me a good advice whenever I had a problem.
Question 6. The original World Cup trophy was given permanent to Brazil to honor that country’s
record third world cup title in Mexico in 1970
Question 7. Peter was the first player scored a goal for his team in the yesterday’s match.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 8. I’m sorry, but I’ve got ________ much work to do to come to the beach today.
Question 9: The girl was used ________ birthday presents from her brothers.
A. to receive
B. to receiving
C. to being received
D. to be receiving
Question 10. I know we had an argument, but now I'd quite like to________.
A. make for
B. make up
C. make out
D. make into
Question 11: The university administrations are introducing new measures to.........that the enrolment process runs
Question 12. ________ Paul realize that he was on the wrong flight.
A. No sooner had the plane taken off than B.
It was not until the plane had taken off that
C. Only after the plane had taken off
D. Not until the plane took off did
Question 13. The sky was grey and cloudy. ________ , we went to the beach.
B. In spite of
C. Even though
Question 14: They worked really hard _______ they could earn enough money for their living.
A. so as to
C. so that
D. in order for
Question 15: The gun accidentally ________ and killed that man.
A. went away
B. went off
C. went down
D. went in for
Question 16: In the wake of increasing food poisoning, many consumers have turned to vegetables……....organically.
A. that grow
B. are grown
D. which grows
Question 17: Without your help, I...................the technical problem with my computer the other day.
A. wouldn’t solve
B. couldn’t have solved
C. could solve
D. can’t solve
Question 18: “It’s about time you_______ your homework, Mary.”
A. must do
B. would do
Question 19: In our team, no person________ John could finish this tough task in such a short time.
A. other than
D. rather than
V. Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. Ken and Laura are saying goodbye to each other after going to LOTTE Center. And they are going to have a
date with each other later.
- Laura. “Well, it’s getting late. May be we could get together sometime.”- Ken. “_____.”
A. Nice to see back you.
B. Take it easy.
C. Sounds good. I’ll give you a call.
D. Yes, I’ve enjoyed it.
Question 21-Waiter: “Can I get you something?” -John :
A. I’ll pay for what I have eaten
B. Could I have a look at the dessert menu?
C. Yes, you can.
D. Is it cheap or expensive?.
Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22. Some of the potential dangers to cows treated with synthetic bovine growth hormone were brought into
light through the effort of some scientisst.
Question 23: Question 30: The overall aim of the book is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice,
particularly in language teaching.
A. reduce the differences
B. minimise the limitations
C. construct a bridge
D. increase the understanding
Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24. She decided to remain celibate and devote her life to helping the homeless and orphans.
Question 25: A chronic lack of sleep may make us irritable and reduces our motivation to work.
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
Question 26. Jenny is so creative that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
A. Being creative, we can all rely on Jenny for original ideas.
B. Creative as Jenny is, we can rely on her for original ideas.
C. Jenny is such creative girl that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
D. So creative is Jenny that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
Question 27. We couldn't have managed our business successfully without my father's money.
A. Had it not been for my father's money, we couldn't have managed our business successfully.
B. We couldn't have managed our business successfully with my father's money.
C. If we could manage our business successfully, my father would give US his money.
D. If we couldn't have managed our business successfully, we would have had my father's money.
Question 28: “Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?” said Jim.
A. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night. B. Jim suggested us to go out for dinner that night.
C. Jim invited us out for dinner that night.
D. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
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 29. We can protect the world in which we live. We, for example, can grow, more trees and recycle rubbish.
A. We can protect the world in which we live as well as we can grow more trees and recycle rubbish.
B. We can protect the world in which we live, growing more trees and recycle rubbish.
C. We can protect the world in which we live by growing more trees and recycling rubbish.
D. We can protect the world in which we live such as growing more trees and recycling rubbish.
Question 30. He joined the army in 1998. He was soon promoted to the rank of captain.
A. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1998 and joined the army.
B. Promoted to the rank of captain in 1998, he joined the army soon later,
C. He worked as a captain in the army and had a promotion in 1998.
D. Joining the army in 1998, he was soon promoted to the rank of captain.
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.
THE DANGERS OF DIETING
Thanks to our modern lifestyle, with more and more time spent sitting down in front of computers than ever before, the
(31).....of overweight people is at a new high. As people frantically search for a solution to this problem, they often try
some of popular fad diet being offered. Many people see fad diet (32)...... harmless ways of losing weight, and they are
grateful to have them. Unfortunately, not only don’t fad diet usually do the trick, they can actually be dangerous for your
Although permanent weight loss is the goal , few are able to achieve it. Experts estimate that 95 percent of dieters return
to starting weight, or even (33)......weight. While reckless use of fad diets can bring some initial results, long-term
results are very rare.
Nonetheless, people who are fed up with the difficulties of changing their eating habits often turn to fad diets.
(34)......being moderate, fad diets involve extreme dietary changes. They advise eating only one type of food, or they
prohibit other types of foods entirely. This results in a situation (35)......a person’s body doesn’t get all the vitamins and
other things that it needs to stay healthy.
Adapted from “Active Skills For Reading: Book 3” by Neil J. Anderson
Question 31: A. number
Question 32: A. through
Question 33: A. put
Question 34: A. In spite of
B. In addition to
C. Rather than
D. More than
Question 35: A. which
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 from 36 to 42.
Since the early days of making movies, writers and directors have attempted to bring popular and classic novels to the
big screen. That tradition continues today. The movie industry seems to believe that if the story made a great book, it
should make a great movie as well. However, that rarely seems to be the case. More often than not, a great book turns out
to be a mediocre movie in the opinion of most viewers. Perhaps that is because readers of the book have already made
their own great "movies" in their heads. Then, when they see the studio's or the director's version of the story, it
does not quite measure up to their expectations.
Over the past one hundred years of film production, there have only been a handful of movies that have fulfilled the
ambition of turning the great book into a great movie. Literary critics as well as movie critics applaud both versions of
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. The classic children's story, The Wizard of Oz, was transformed into a classic movie
musical that parents and children still enjoy today. Lovers of the historical novel, Gone with the Wind, continue to be
swept away by the movie adaptation starring .Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Science fiction readers as well as movie
critics both hail Stanley Kubrick's film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written by Kubrick with the novel's author
Arthur C. Clarke, as a masterpiece.
On the other hand, there have been instances when not-so-great novels have been transformed into great movies. Mario
Puzo's The Godfather was quite popular at the time of its release as a novel, but critics hailed it more for its
entertainment value thanfor its value as literature. The film adaptation of this popular novel, however, continues to be
listed among the top ten greatest movies of all time. Likewise, the science fiction short story "Do Androids Dream of
Electric Sheep?" did not set the science fiction genre on fire when it came out. The movie version, though, made a much
bigger impact in its medium. Today, Blade Runner continues to top critics' lists of great films.
Are there any books that are simply impossible to film? Although film makers would like to think not, it is a good bet
that certain books will never be adapted into successful films. Books written in unique literary styles such as Ulysses by
James joyce and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner have resisted film adaptation to rival the greatness of the
books. Film makers will no doubt keep trying, of course. Readers and viewers will have to be the final judges of whether
it is better to read the book or see the movie.
Question 36.What is the main focus of this reading?
A.Books that make more money than movies
B.Books written about movies
C.Movie made from books
D.Movie stars who have written books
Question 37.Which of the following is considered both a great book and a great movie?
A.. Gone with the Wind
B.. The Godfather
Question 38.What is NOT true about "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
A.It made a very good movie.
B. It is not a novel.
C.It was adapted into a movie.
D.It was not widely hailed by literary critics.
39.Which of the following statements would the writer of this reading probably agree with?
A.Almost any book can easily be adapted into a good movie.
B.Faulkner knows a lot about both books and movies.
C.The movie Ulysses is better than Joyce's novel.
D.The Sound and the Fury will never be made into a great movie.
Question 40.The word " applaud " means ……………..?
A.. clapp one’s hands
Question 41.The word " mediocre " means…………………..?
B. very good
D. of only average standard
Question 42.The word " measure up to " means ……………..?
A. have the same quality as
B.. calculate as
C.. be not as good as
D.. be better than
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 from 43to 50.
Diseases are a natural part of life on Earth. If there were no diseases, the population would grow too quickly, and there
would not be enough food or other resources. So in a way, diseases are nature's way of keeping the Earth in balance. But
sometimes they spread very quickly and kill large numbers of people. For example, in 1918, an outbreak of the flu spread
across the world, killing over 25 million people in only six months. Such terrible outbreaks of a disease are called
Pandemics happen when a disease changes in a way that our bodies are not prepared to fight. In 1918, a new type of flu
virus appeared. Our bodies had no way to fight this new flu virus, and so it spread very quickly and killed large numbers
of people. While there have been many different pandemic diseases throughout history, all of them have a few things in
First, all pandemic diseases spread from one person to another very easily. Second, while they may kill many people,
they generally do not kill people very quickly. A good example of this would be the Marburg virus. The Marburg virus is
an extremely infectious disease. In addition, it is deadly. About 70-80% of all the people who get the Marburg virus die
from the disease. However, the Marburg virus has not become a pandemic because most people die within three days of
getting the disease. This means that the virus does not have enough time to spread to a large number of people. The flu
virus of 1918, on the other hand, generally took about a week to ten days to kill its victims, so it had more time to spread.
While we may never be able to completely stop pandemics, we can make them less common. Doctors carefully
monitor new diseases that they fear could become pandemics. For example, in 2002 and 2003, doctors carefully watched
SARS. Their health warnings may have prevented SARS from becoming a pandemic.
Question 43. This passage is mainly about ____.
A. how to prevent pandemic diseases.
B. pandemic diseases.
C. pandemic diseases throughout history. D. why pandemics happen.
Question 44. According to paragraph 1, how are diseases a natural part of life on Earth?
A. They prevent pandemics.
B. They help control the population.
C. They help the world grow quickly.
D. They kill too many people.
Question 45. According to the passage, what causes pandemics?
A. Changes in a disease that the body cannot fight B. Careless doctors who do not watch the spread of diseases
C. Population growth that the world cannot support D. The failure to make new medicines
Question 46. According to the passage, all of the following are true of the 1918 flu pandemic EXCEPT that ____.
A. it involved a new kind of flu virus
B. it killed over 25 million people
C. it was the last pandemic in history
D. it took a little over a week to kill its victims
Question 47. The word it in the passage refers to ____.
B. flu virus
Question 48. According to paragraph 3, why hasn't Marburg virus become a pandemic?
A. It is not a deadly disease.
B. It does not spread from person to person easily. C. Doctors have prevented it from becoming a pandemic.
D. It kills people too quickly.
Question 49. The word monitor in the passage is closest in meaning to ____.
Question 50. The author mentions SARS in order to ____.
A. give an example of a highly dangerous disease. B. suggest that SARS will never become a pandemic.
C. give an example of the successful prevention of a pandemic.
D. suggest that there may be a new pandemic soon