A. Which word is stressed differently from the others?
1. A. unable B. behave C. essence D. insane 2. A. sensation B. production C. translation D. education 3. A. disappointed B. intelligent C. phenomenon D. sensational 4. A. surprising B. interesting C. exciting D. relaxing 5. A. volunteer B. employee C. pioneer D. engineer
B. Which underlined part is pronounced differently?
6. A. breath B. breathe C. mother D. father 7. A. summary B. sunlight C. unwind D. put 8. A. car B. hat C. cat D. bad 9. A. meat B. lead C. pleasant D. teach 10. A. essence B. press C. obsess D. scissors
II. GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE
A. Choose the word (A, B, C, or D) that best completes each sentence.
11. They saw him searching the truck. In the passive voice, this should read: A. He is seen searching the truck. B. He was seen searching the truck. C. He is seen to search the truck. D. He was being seen searching the truck.
12. Would you allow …… it for you? A. me to do B. that I do C. me doing D. me do
13. Teachers …… do not spend enough time on class preparations often have difficulty explaining new lessons. A. whom B. who C. which D. when
14. Are these the books …… you have been looking for? A. which B. who C. whom D. whose
15. Ann is very lazy. She always tries to …… doing any work. A. stop B. limit C. avoid D. prevent
16. Keiko has $100. Betty has $75. Betty has less money than Keiko. A. more money than B. not as much money as C. the same money as D. a lot of money
17. The teacher made …… their rubbers. A. the students take off B. the students to take off C. taking off the students D. the students off to take
18. I will have your car …… soon. A. repaired B. repairing C. to repair D. being repaired
19. “Are you a bus driver?” “No, not any more, but I …… .” A. used to B. use to C. used to be D. use to be
20. Can you tell me exactly …… you mean. A. what B. that C. which D. none is correct
21. “Who is the new biology professor?” “He’s the man …… to the secretary now.” A. which is talking B. talking C. that he is talking D. that talks
22. Geoffrey …… making his own furniture. A. is loving B. loves C. has been loving D. was loving
23. She doesn’t have any pupils, ……? A. hasn’t she B. has she C. does she D. doesn’t she
24. If anyone …… the food he will be unlucky. A. would eat B. will eat C. had eaten D. eats
25. The boy fell while he …… down the stairs. A. run B. was running C. running D. runs
26. This is as far as we go. We don’t go …… . A. any further B. more far C. further more D. so far
27. My brother won’t come home …… 11.30 P.M. A. until B. to C. than D. in
28. I regret not …… you that I was unable to come yesterday. A. to tell B. telling C. tell D. to have told
29. One of the windows of my car is very hard …… . A. open B. to open C. opened D. opening
30. …… this bicycle? – Their son’s. A. Who’s is B. Whoses C. Who’s D. Whose is
B. Identify one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.
31. A cure for the common cold, causing by a virus, has not been found. A B C D
32. Amelia Earhart, that was one of the pioneers in aviation, attempted to fly the world in 1937, but she and her plane A B C mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean . D
33. His last test results showed he was the quickest typist, yet he was the less accurate of all the applicants. A B C D
34. That secretary of mine is so efficient that she always amazes myself with her speed. A B C D
35. A problem it has caused setbacks and we have been forced to change the final date of completion if we want to avoid A B C being penalized. D
36. Most of the flights to Florida was overbooked since it was the holiday season, and there were heavy snowstorms A B C predicted in the North. D
37. Before the employees went on strike, they don’t have good working conditions and couldn’t bring any complaints to A B C D management.
38. When I turned on my computer yesterday, I was shocked to find ninety e-mail messages, and I just delete them all! A B C D
39. Most studentswere able of finding good jobs three to six months after graduation. A B C D
40. Despite of recent setbacks, we firmly believe the company to be a good investment. A B C D
III. CLOZE PASSAGE
Read the following passage and then choose the word (A, B, C or D) that best completes each blank.
Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made (41) _______ of various forms of communication. Generally, this expression of thoughts and feelings has been in the form of oral (42)______. When there is a language (43)______, communication is accomplished through sign language in which motions (44) ______ for letters, words, and ideas. Tourists, the deaf, and the mute have had to (45) ______ to this form of expression. Many of these symbols of whole words are very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally; spelling, however, cannot. Body language (46) ______ ideas or thoughts by certain actions, either intentionally or unintentionally. A wink can be a way of flirting or indicating that the party is only joking. A nod (47) ______ approval, while shaking the head (48) ______ a negative reaction.
Other form of nonlinguistic language can be (49) ______ in Braille (a system of raised dots read with the fingertips), signal flags, Morse code, and smoke signals. Road maps and picture signs also guide, warn, and instruct people. (50) ______ verbalization is the most common form of language, other systems and techniques also express human thoughts and feelings.
41. A. usage B. use C. employment D. utility 42. A. address B. speech C. utterances D. claims 43. A. barrier B. obstacles C. divisions D. separation 44. A. point B. signify C. imply D. stand 45. A. refer B. rotate C. resort D. revolve 46. A. progresses B. transmits C. remits D. emits 47. A. signifies B. signs C. registers D. presents 48. A. predicates B. indicates C. abdicates D. implicates 49. A. traced B. trailed C. found D. explored 50. A. While B. As C. Because D. Until
IV. COMPREHENSION READING
Read the following passage. For questions 51 - 55, you are to choose one best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question.
In 1752, Benjamin Franklin made his textbook experiment with a brass key and a silk kite that he flew in a thunderstorm to prove that lightning and electricity are the same thing. In 1920, a kite-flying championship for families and individuals was held in London . These two seemingly unrelated events underscore the fact that kites can be flown for both pleasure and scientific purposes. For example, in the 1800s weather bureaus flew kites to record temperature and humidity at certain altitudes. On one occasion, ten kites were strung together and flown at a height of four miles to lift men and carry cameras aloft.
The kite’s ability to fly depends on its construction and the way that its line is attached. The familiar diamond – shaped kite flies when its covered face is aligned against the wind flow. The line attached to the nose of the kite pulls it into the wind, thus creating the necessary angle for the lift force. If the kite’s construction and the angle of the air stream are correct, the kite will encounter greater pressure against its face and lower pressure against its back. The difference in the pressure creates a lift that causes the kite to rise until it hangs level from its bridle. Its angle against the wind should be sufficiently large or small to create maximum lift to overcome both drag and gravity. The towing point to which the line is attached is important because it sets the kite’s angle relative to the air flow. Although the kite must be headed up and into the wind with a velocity of 8 to 20 miles per hour, it can maintain its position through a tail, a rudder, a keel, vents, or tassels.
51. What is the main topic of the passage? A. How kites can be used. B. Why kites are flown. C. What parts kites consist of. D. What makes kites stay up in the air.
52. According to the passage, the kite flies when its nose is A. pointed away from the ground. B. pointed into the wind flow. C. pointed to the ground. D. pointed downwards
53. What is the necessary condition for the kite to fly? A. The kite must be sufficiently strong to withstand great pressure. B. The kite must be diamond-shaped, and the wind of a certain velocity. C. The pressure against its back must be lower than the pressure against its face. D. The pressure of the air flow must be lower than the weight of the kite.
54. According to the passage, the line of the kites is important because it A. lifts the kite’s cover and frame into the air space. B. contributes to the shape of the kite and extends it. C. determines the angle between the kite and the air flow. D. conveys the direction of the wind and the air flow.
55. The word “velocity” most nearly means A. force B. span C. speed D. measure