A. had been for B. hadn’t been C. hadn’t been for D. would have been for
11. It is probably impossible for life to ever exist on Venus_________ its intense surface heat.
A. because B. in spite of C. although D. because of
12. It’s your own fault. You_________ them to go out on their own; they are still new here.
A. mustn’t have allowed B. can’t allow C. shouldn’t allow D. shouldn’t have allowed
13. ______, the young woman was visibly very happy after the birth of her child.
A. Despite tired B. Though tired C. Tired although she was D. She was tired
14. Before anyone steps on that stage, you _________ make sure it’s secure.
A. would better B. had better C. would rather D would prefer to
15. Part-time workers at the company are the first_______. A. that is laid off B. who lay off C. being laid off D. to be laid off
16. A man in his forties often begins to think about________ the would and not just about himself. A. making a contribution to B. contribution C. contributing D. making contribution
17. Some learners of English have_______ ideas in writing.
A. trouble expressing B. difficult in expressing C. problems with D. difficulty to express
18. Corporations have been donating more and more to________
A. the needy B. the need C. the needy people D. the needed
19. Don’t________ to conclusions, we don’t yet know all the relevant facts.
A. run B. rush C. jump D. hurry
20. I wasn’t properly dressed for the party and felt________ about my appearance
A. embarrass B. embarrassment C. embarrassing D. embarrassed
21. The criminal was sentenced to death because of ___________ of his crime
A. the severity B. the complexity C. a punishment D. the importance
22. It was so foggy that the drivers couldn’t ________ the traffic signs
A. make out B. break out C. keep out D. take out
23. The Smiths are not very responsible parents, they don’t _________ their children very well.
A. take care B. take after C. look after D. look for
24. Peter and Julie had to_______ their farewell party until next weekend because of the awful weather.
A. put off B. pick up C. put aside D. cancel
25. What my grandfather said 10 years ago about my future career _________to be true.
A. turned down to B. turning in to C. turned out to D. turned up
26. “Could I speak to Alex, please?” - “________”
A. This is Joe speaking B. Can I take a message?
C. Just a moment. I’m coming D. I’m sorry, Alex is not in
27. “It was very kind of you to help me out, John” – “________”
A. You can say that again B. I’m glad you like it
C. That was the least I could do D. Thanks a million
28. Tom: “Have you decided when you’ll leave?” Jerry: “Not exactly, but I think the sooner,_________”
A. the better B. is better C. is the better D. the best
29. –“________” - “Unfortunately, I didn’t”
A. Did you forget to lock the door this morning? B. Can you pick me up from the airport?
C. Did you install any anti-virus software? D. Have you bought any anti-virus software?
30. –“Would you mind closing the window?” - “______”
A. Yes, certainly B. yes, I would do. Go ahead C. Not at all. I will close it now D. Yes, very soon
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.
31. New York is a very unusual city
A. common B. nice C. good D. famous
32. French people wanted to show their friendship with American people
A. enmity B. antagonism C. disloyalty D. detachment
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.
33. We offer a very competitive rate for parcels of under 15kg.
A. effective B. emulative C. adjective D. active
34. Every woman who has enough criteria can join the beauty contest irrespective of their background.
A. regardless of B. must have gone C. was D. can have gone
35. The abominable custom of women sacrificing themselves with the pyres of their dead husbands was abolished during the right of William Bentinck.
A. social B. sacred C. disgusting D. moral
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 36 to 45.
British parents are always complaining that their children spend too much time glued to the telly and not enough time on other activities ___(36)__ sports and reading. A survey recently ___(37)__ on people’s viewing habits does not disprove this. It shows that young people in Britain spend on average 23 hours a week in front of the television ___(38)__ works out at over hours everyday.
___(39)__ is surprising, however, is the fact that the average adult watches even more: an incredible 28 hours a week. We ___(40)__ to have become a nation of addicts. Just about every household in the country has a television and over half have two or more. According to the survey, people nowadays don’t just watch television sitting in their living-rooms, they watch it in the kitchen and in bed ___(41)__
The Education Minister said a few weeks ago that Britain’s pupils ___(42)__ spend more time reading. Unfortunately, parents are not setting a good example: adults do___(43)__ reading than young people. In fact, reading is at the ___(44)__ of their list of favoring pastimes. They would ___(45)__ listen to the radio, go to the cinema or hire a video to watch on their televisions at home
D. carried out
C. The thing
D. would like
A. in addition
B. as well
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the questions from 46 to 55
Life on mars: Does it exist?
In 1976, two American spacecraft landed on Mars in order to search for signs of life. The tests that the Viking landers performed had negative results. However, scientists still have questions about our close neighbour in space. They want to investigate further into the possibility of life on Mars.
Scientists’ interest in the Red Planet is based on an assumption. They believe that 4.5 billion years ago, Mars and Earth began their existence under similar conditions. During the first billion years, liquid water – in contrast to ice – was abundant on the surface of Mars. This is an indication that Mars was much warmer at that time. Mars also had a thicker atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2). Many scientists think it is possible that life began under these favourable conditions. After all, Earth had the same conditions during its first billion years, when life arose. At some point in time, Earth developed an atmosphere which is rich in oxygen and an ozone layer. Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen. The ozone layer protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet light from the sun. While life not only began on Earth, it also survived and became more complex. In contrast, Mars lost its thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide. Ultraviolet radiation intensified. The planet eventually grew colder and its water froze )…)
Scientist believe there are other areas on mars that are similar to specific places on Earth which support life. For example, an area in Antarctica, southern Victoria Land, which is not covered by ice, resembles an area on mars. In its dry valleys, the temperature in southern Victoria land averages below zero, yet biologists found simple life forms (microorganisms) in rocks and frozen lakes. Perhaps this is also true of places on Mars.
Scientists want another investigation of Mars. They want to search for fossils, the ancient remains of life . if life ever existed on mars, future missions may find records of it under sand or in the ice.
Even if future missions discover no evidence of past or present life on mars, the new missions may clarify our understanding of how life begins. Scientists will better understand the conditions that are necessary for the survival of life – on earth or in the universe. They will look for the answers to other intriguing questions. How is the Earth different from mars? How can we explain the development of life here on our planet and not on Mars, our close neighbor? Are we alone in the universe?
46. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Two spacecraft looked for evidence of life on mars, but they were unsuccessful
B. Scientists are interested in the possibility that there is or wad life on Mars.
C. Mars is quite similar to Earth but there is no form of life on it.
D. Scientists are interested in how Mars is different from the Earth.
47. The phrase “ our close neighbour in space” refers to_______
A. the Viking spacecraft B. the Sun C. Mars D. people living on Mars
48. Which of the following statements is true?
A. Mars is much older than Earth
B. The Earth is much older than Mars
C. Mars and the Earth are the same age
D. Mars was much warmer than Earth during the first billion years
49. According to paragraph 2, what form does the water on Mars have today?
A. liquid B. solid C. gas D. we don’t know
50. What do CO2 and O3 in paragraph present?
A. chemical symbols B. abbreviations C. amount of gases D. the elements of the atmosphere
C. the ancient remains of life D. the ancient remains of Martians
52. What is the purpose of the dash ( --) as used in the last paragraph?
A. to add extra information B. to give a definition
C. to give an explanation or example D. to connect two sentences
53. In the beginning, Earth and Mars were similar in that_________
A. liquid water was abundant on their surface B. their atmosphere was rich in oxygen
C. simple forms of life arose on both planets D. they both lost their thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide
54. Which of the following is true?
A. American spacecraft discovered life on Mars in 1976.
B. Scientists do not want to investigate life on Mars any more
C. Scientists believe there is liquid water on mars now
D. Scientist believe they may find ancient remains of life on mars under sand or ice.
55. According to the passage, in the future scientists want to look for_____
A. evidence of past and present life on Mars
B. the conditions necessary for the survival of life on Mars
C. the explanation for the development of life on earth but not on Mars
D. the answers to the environment problems
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the questions from 56 to 65
Dissociative identity disorder is a psychological condition in which a person’s identity dissociated, or fragments, thereby creating distinct independent identities within one individual. Each separate personality can e distinction from the other personalities in a number of ways, including posture, manner of moving, tone and pitch of voice, gestures, facial expressions and use of language. A person suffering from dissociative identity disorder may have a large number of independent personalities or perhaps only two or three.
Two stories of actual women suffering from dissociative identity disorder have been extensively recounted in books and films that are familiar to the public. One of them is the story of a woman with 22 separate personalities know as Eve. In the 1950s, a book by Corbett Thigpen and a motion picture starring Joanne Woodward, each of which was titled The three faces of Eve, presented her story; the title referred to three faces, when the woman known as Eve actually experienced 22 different personalities, because only 3 of the personalities could exist at one time. Two decades later, Carolyn Sizemore, Eve’s 22nd personalities, wrote about her experiences in a book entitled I’m Eve. The second well-known story of a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder is the story of Sybil, a woman whose 16 distinct personalities emerged over a period of 40 years. A book describing Sybil’s experiences was written by Flora Rreta Schreiber and was published in 1973; a motion picture based on the book and tarring Sally Field followed.
56. It is NNT stated in paragraph 1 that someone suffering from dissociative identity disorder has________
A. a psychological condition B. a fragmented identity
C. a number of independent identities D. some violent and some nonviolent identities
57. It is indicated in paragraph 1 that distinct personalities can differ in all of the following ways except_______
A manner of dressing B. manner of moving C. manner of speaking D. manner of gesturing
58. The word recounted in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to________
A. told about B. counted again C. explained clearly D. illustrated
59. The word them in paragraph 2 refers to_____________
A the two women suffering from dissociative identity disorder
B. the two stories of actual women suffering from dissociative identity disorder
C. a book and a film about the women
D. the personalities that the two women have
60. It is indicated in paragraph 2 that it is NOT true that Eve_______
A. suffered from dissociative identity disorder B. starred in the movie about her life
C. had 22 distinct personalities D. had only 3 distinct personalities at any one time
61. It is NOT stated in paragraph that The three Faces of Eve___________
A. was based on the life of a real girl B. was the title of a book
C. was the title of a movie D. was made into a movie in 1950
62. All of the following are mentioned in paragraph 2 about Carolyn Sizemore EXCEPT that she____________
A. wrote I’m Eve B. was one of Eve’s personalities
C. wrote the book in the 1970s D. was familiar with all 22 personalities
63. According to paragraph 2, it is NOT true that Sybil_________