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Choose the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following question.

Question 1:

A. equation         B. dedication

C. option             D. exemption

Question 2:

A. bruise             B. circui

C. biscuit              D. guilt

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question 3:

A. entertain         B. superstitious

C. resurrect          D. inferiority

Question 4:

A. economics        B. marmalade

C. oceanic             D. presidential

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 5: When the business folded, he took the lion's share of the assets.

A. the only part           B. the smallest part

C. the easiest part       D. the biggest part

Question 6: It’s a lovely house and very big but nobody uses it so it’s a bit of a white elephant.

A. something very expensive and useless

B. something very big and useful

C. something very beautiful and useful  

D. something very cheap and useless

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 question.

Question 7: A large city such as Chicago would be called an urban area.

A. metropolitan           B. rustic 

C. suburban                 D. sophisticated

Question 8: We arrived home safe and sound.

A. healthy                   B. unsound

C. insound                  D. dissound

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 9: We asked ________ the piano so early in the morning, but she won't.

A. Marie to stop to play

B. Marie stop to play

C. Marie to stop playing

D. that Marie stops playing

Question 10: It is against the law to ________ on the basis of sex, age, marital status, or race.

A. discriminate            B. believe

C. gain                        D. suit

Question 11: It would have been a much more serious accidents ______ fast at that time.

A. she drove

B. she had driven

C. had she been driving 

D. was she driving

Question 12: By the end of this year, Nam _______ English for 7 years , but he will still need more training and experience before he masters the language.

A. will have been studying

B. has been studying

C. will be studying

D. has studied

Question 13: ______ instructed me how to make a good preparation for a job interview.

A. John Robbins, that I spoke to by telephone,

B. John Robbins I spoke to by telephone,

C. John Robbins to that I spoke by telephone,

D. John Robbins, whom I spoke to by telephone,

Question 14: Attempts must be made to ______ the barriers of fear and hostility which divide the two communities.

A. set up                      B. get off 

C. break down               D. pass over

Question 15: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to ________ himself with US President President Donald Trump and impress Australian voters.

A. gratify                    B. commend

C. ingratiate                D. please

Question 16: At the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Hilary Clinton asserted that “_____ cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed”

A. deep - seating         B. deep - seated

C. seating - deep         D. seated - deep

Question 17: Hardly any of the paintings at the gallery were for sale, ______?

A. was it                      B. wasn't it 

C. weren't they             D. were they

Question 18: Today's weather will be a ______ of yesterday.

A. continuity               B. continuing

C. continuation           D. continual

Question 19: It ______ last night because the ground is really wet.

A. might have rained 

B. must have rained   

C. should have rained 

D. can have rained

Question 20: The bombardment from the sea and air ______ large parts of the city.

A. liquidated               B. drowned 

C. abolished                D. demolished

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 21 to 25.

The joys and tribulations of being a pet owner! During our lifetime most of us have some experience of either owning a pet or being in close contact with someone who does. Is there such a thing as “the ideal pet”? If so what characterizes the ideal pet? Various (21) _______ influence one’s choice of pet, from your reasons for getting a pet (22) _______ your lifestyle. For example, although quite a few pets are relatively cheap to buy, the cost of (23) _______ can be considerable. Everything must be taken into account, from food and bedding, to vaccinations and veterinary bills. You must be prepared to spend time on your pet, (24) _______ involves shopping for it, cleaning and feeding it. Pets can be demanding and a big responsibility. Are you prepared to exercise and housetrain an animal or do you prefer a more independent pet? How much spare room do you have? Is it right to lock an energetic animal into a (25) _______ space? Do you live near a busy road which may threaten the life of your pet? Pets such as turtles and goldfish can be cheap and convenient, but if you prefer affectionate pets, a friendly cat or dog would be more appropriate. People get pets for a number of reasons, for company, security or to teach responsibility to children. Pets can be affectionate and loyal and an excellent source of company as long as you know what pet suit you and your lifestyle.

Question 21:

A. points                     B. facets 

C. factors                    D. elements

Question 22:

A. in                            B. to 

C. on                           D. of

Question 23:

A. upbringing                B. maintenance 

C. raising                     D. upkeep

Question 24:

A. which                       B. what

C. that                         D. this

Question 25:

A. reduced                    B. detained

C. confined                   D. closed

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to each of the following exchanges.

Question 26: Jack: "Would you like to join our volunteer group this summer?" - Jill: “_______.”

A. I wouldn't. Thank you.

B. Yes, I'd love to. Thanks.

C. Do you think I would? 

D. Yes, you're a good friend

Question 27: Jimmy: "You must have found reading my essay very tiring". - Kate: “__________.”

A. Not in the least

B. At all costs

C. Just in case  

D. You are welcome

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 28 to 34.

Leisure activity isn’t just for fun, says a University of Florida psychologist who has developed a scale that classifies hobbies and avocations based on needs they satisfy in people. The scale can help people find more personal fulfillment by giving them insight into what they really like.

“The surprising thing is that activities you might think are very different have similar effects on people,” said Howard E.A. Tinsley, a UF psychology professor who developed the measurement. “Probably no one would consider acting to have the same characteristics as roller-skating or playing baseball, but men and women who act as a hobby report feeling an intense sense of belonging to a group, much the same way others do in playing sports.”

And activities providing the strongest sense of competition are not sports, but card, arcade and computer games, he found. Participating in soccer satisfies our desires for a sense of “belonging” and coin collecting and baking fulfill their need for “creativity”. “With so many people in jobs they don’t care for, leisure is a prized aspect of people’s lives,” Tinsley said. “Yet it’s not something psychologists really study. Economists tell us how much money people spend skiing, but nobody explains what it is about skiing that is really appealing to people. Or how one activity relates to another, perhaps in unexpected ways,” Tinsley said. Fishing, generally considered more of an outdoor or recreational activity, for example, is a form of self-expression like quilting or stamp collecting, because it gives people the opportunity to express themselves by doing something completely different from their daily routine, he said.

Question 28: The bold word "insight" as used in the passage mostly means

A. accuracy                 B. review

C. knowledge             D. understanding

Question 29: Which of the following is NOT true?

A. Collecting things satisfies people's desire for making things.

B. Researchers already know why a hobby attracts a person.

C. Fishing allows you to show the type of person you are.

D. Both acting and rotter-skating give people a footing of being a part of a team.

Question 30: According to the passage, outdoor recreational activity is considered as

A. an activity to show their unity in a team   

B. a method of satisfying their expectation

C. a chance to show their character              

D. a way of showing people's habits

Question 31: Taking part in sports gives you

A. the strongest desire to win  

B. a sense of being part of a team

C. the chance to express your feeling

D. a need for creativity

Question 32: The word “it” in the last sentence refers to     

A. fishing                    B. activity

C. self-expression       D. stamp collecting

Question 33: Which sentence best summarizes the passage?

A. Leisure activity and sport are totally different.

B. Sports affect a person's personality.

C. Leisure activities satisfy people's particular desires.

D. A person's personality is expressed via his hobbles.

Question 34: The findings in the passage by Howard E.A. Tinsley are somewhat

A. surprising                B. predictable

C. funny                      D. useless

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 35 to 42.

Marianne Moore (1887-1972) once said that her writing could be called poetry only because there was no other name for it. Indeed her poems appear to be extremely compressed essays that happen to be printed in jagged lines on the page. Her subjects were varied: animals, laborers, artists, and the craft of poetry. From her general reading came quotations that she found striking or insightful. She included these in her poems, scrupulously enclosed in quotation marks, and sometimes identified in footnotes. Of this practice, she wrote, "Why many quotation marks?" I am asked ... When a thing has been so well that it could not be said better, why paraphrase it? Hence, my writing is, if not a cabinet of fossils, a kind of collection of flies in amber." Close observation and concentration on detail and the methods of her poetry.

Marianne Moore grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri, near St. Lois. After graduation from Bryn Mawr College in 1909, she taught commercial subjects at the Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Later she became a librarian in New York City. During the 1920’s she was editor of The Dial, an important literary magazine of the period. She lived quietly all her life, mostly in Brooklyn, New York. She spent a lot of time at the Bronx Zoo, fascinated by animals. Her admiration of the Brooklyn Dodgers-before the team moved to Los Angeles-was widely known.

Her first book of poems was published in London in 1921 by a group of friends associated with the Imagist movement. From that time on her poetry has been read with interest by succeeding generations of poets and readers. In 1952 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her Collected Poems. She wrote that she did not write poetry for money or fame. To earn a living is needful, but it can be done in routine ways. One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express.

Question 35: What is the passage mainly about?

A. Essayists and poets of the 1920's.

B. The use of quotations in poetry.

C. Marianne Moore's life and work.

D. The influence of the Imagists on Marianne Moore.

Question 36: Which of the following can be inferred about Moore's poems?

A. They were all published in The Dial.

B. They tend to be abstract.

C. They are better known in Europe than the United States.

D. They do not use traditional verse forms.

Question 37: According to the passage, Moore wrote about all of the following EXCEPT

A. artists                      B. workers 

C. animals                   D. fossils

Question 38: What does Moore refer to as "flies in amber" (paragraph 1)?

A. Concentration on detail.

B. Poetry in the twentieth-century.

C. A common image in her poetry. 

D. Quotations within her poetry.

Question 39: The author mentions all of the following as jobs held by Moore EXCEPT    

A. librarian                  B. commercial artist

C. teacher                    D. magazine editor

Question 40: Where did Moore spend most of her adult life?

A. In Carlisle.              B. In Kirkwood

C. In Los Angeles.      D. In Brooklyn.

Question 41: The word “it” in the third paragraph refers to 

A. writing poetry        B. earning a living 

C. becoming famous   D. attracting readers

Question 42: It can be inferred from the passage that Moore wrote because she

A. was dissatisfied with what others wrote 

B. wanted to win awards

C. wanted to raise money for the Bronx Zoo            

D. felt a need to express herself

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 43: Each of the musicians in the orchestra were rehearsing daily before the concert tour began.

A. began                      B. musicians 

C. were                       D. daily before

Question 44: Taking a trip to the foreign country is a good way to practice a second language, but it is too expensive for many people.

A. good                       B. the

C. too                          D. a

Question 45: The audience watched the rock concert and does not satisfy with the slow numbers that the band presented.

A. with                        B. does not satisfy

C. watched                 D. presented

(263473) Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given in each of the following questions.

Question 46: Migrating birds return every year to their place of birth to lay their eggs.

A. Every year, to lay their eggs, migrating birds return to their place of birth.

B. Every year, migrating birds return to their place of birth while laying their eggs.

C. Every year, on returning to their place of birth, migrating birds lay their eggs.

D. Every year, on the journey back to their place of birth, migrating birds lay eggs.

Question 47: We understand that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.

A. It is to understand that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.

B. Ben is understood that he wants to train to be a pilot.

C. It understands that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.

D. It is understood that Ben wants to train to be a pilot.

Question 48: “Could you read this essay and give me your opinion on it?”

A. He asked his classmate whether she could read his essay and gave him her opinion on it

B. He made a request to his classmate that she read his essay and give him her opinion on it

C. He asked his classmate to read the essay and give him opinion on it

D. He invited his classmate to read his essay and give her opinion on it

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 49: My sister worries so much about fitness that she wastes a lot of time and money.

A. My sister wastes a lot of time and money though she worries so much about fitness.

B. Worrying too much about fitness, my sister wastes a lot of time and money.

C. My sister worries about fitness so that she wastes a lot of time and money.

D. Fitness worried, my sister wasted a lot of time and money.

Question 50: My personal opinion doesn't really matter. We need to decide for the good of everyone

A. We need to decide for the good of everyone, so my personal opinion doesn't t really matter.

B. If my personal opinion doesn't really matter, we need to decide for the good of everyone.

C. Deciding for the good of everyone makes our personal opinion not really matter at all.

D. Though my personal opinion really matters, we need to decide for the good of everyone.

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