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Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fits each space (10 points) THE LANGUAGE OF TEARS The ability to weep is a uniquely human form of emotional response. Some scientists have suggested that human tears are evidence of an aquatic past - but this does not seem very likely. We cry from the moment we enter this (66) _______ for a number of reasons. Helpless babies cry to persuade their parents that they are ill, hungry or uncomfortable. As they (67) _______ they will also cry just to attract parental attention and will often stop when they get it. The idea that having a good cry can do you (68) _______ is a very old one and now it has scientific (69) _______ since recent research into tears has shown that they contain a natural painkiller called enkaphalin. By (70) _______ sorrow and pain this chemical helps you to feel better. Weeping can increase the quantities of enkaphalin you (71) _______. Unfortunately, in our society we impose restrictions upon this naturally (72) _______ activity. Because some people still regard it as a (73) _______ of weakness in men, boys in particular are admonished when they cry. This kind of repression can only increase stress, both emotionally and physically. Tears of emotion also help the body (74) _______ itself of toxic chemical waste, for there is more protein in them than in tears resulting from cold winds or other irritants. Crying comforts, calms and can be very enjoyable - consider the popularity of the highly emotional films which are commonly (75) _______ "weepies". It seems that people enjoy crying together almost as much as laughing together. 66. A. world B. place C. earth D. space 67. A. evolve B. change C. develop D. alter 68. A. better B. fine C. good D. well 69. A. validity B. truth C. reality D. reason 70. A. struggling B. fighting C. opposing D. striking 71. A. construct B. achieve C. provide D. produce 72. A. curing B. treating C. healing D. improving 73. A. hint B. symbol C. feature D. sign 74. A. release B. rid C. loosen D. expel 75. A. named B. entitled C. subtitled D. called II. There are 5 blanks in the passage below. From the words given in the box, choose the most suitable for each blank. There are more words than blanks, so you don’t need all of them.(5 points). A. bring about B. disaster C. drought D. enables E. limited F. nor G. Not H. raising I. rush K. scattering L. scene How Transportation M. side. Affects Our Lives Without transportation, our modern society could not exist. We would have no metals, no local, and no oil.......(56)........would we have any products made from these materials. Besides, we would have to spend most

The words “held back” in 1 paragraph means “______”. not their least. A...(58). it does not matter what age the child is... and they can do this at their own speed. objective B. made to remain in the same classes . It can have a bad effect on both the bright and the not-so-bright child. made to lag behind in study B. After all. It can take police to the. it is rather unreal to grade people just according to their intellectual ability. prevented from advancing D..(59). and we give them every encouragement to attain this goal. In times of... They also learn how to cope with personal problems as well as learning how to think.. We expect our pupils to do their best... both their knowledge and experience are enriched. This is only one aspect of their total personality..transportation can rush aid to person in areas stricken by floods. to share.. An advanced pupil can do advanced work. famines. forced to study in lower classes C. 61. not just their academic ability. They also have some formal class teaching when this is appropriate.. and to develop leadership skills.. We encourage our pupils to use the library.. Sometimes the pupils work in pairs. we work in various ways. The pupils often work in groups: this gives them the opportunity to learn to co-operate. the author’s attitude towards “mixed-ability teaching” is ______. On the contrary.. approving st 62.. III. critical D. Transportation also affects our lives in other ways. to analyze and evaluate. sometimes they work on individual tasks and assignments.. and to communicate effectively. and earthquakes... We find that bright children are rarely held back by mixed-ability teaching.. We also value personal qualities and social skills.of a crime within moments of being notified. and we teach them the skills they need in order to do this effectively.. questioning C.... In the passage...... A. It does not take into account the fact that children develop at different rates... Transportation enables teams of athletes to compete in national and international sports contests.(60). The pupils learn from each other as well as from the teachers... In our classrooms.food – and the food would be limited to the kinds that could grow in the climate and soil of our own neighborhoods. it can be quite discouraging to be at the bottom of the top grade! Besides.. and we find that mixed-ability teaching contributes to all these aspects of learning..of a sick person. to make decisions...(57). We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming pupils. Read the passage and choose the correct answer (10 points).of our time . even if the patient lives on an isolated farm. We are concerned to develop the abilities of all our pupils to the full. Transportation can speed a doctor to the...

C. Group work provides the pupils with the opportunity to learn to be capable organizers. A.63. Group work gives pupils the opportunity to learn to work together with others. learning ability and communicative skills C. There is no fixed method in teaching pupils to develop themselves to the full. intellectual abilities D. Pupils also learn how to participate in teaching activities. A. C. Development of pupils as individuals is not the aim of group work. D. 67. According to the passage. personal and social skills 64. Pupils as individuals always have the opportunities to work on their own. is the act of putting pupils into classes according to their academic abilities B. 68. B. C. Pupils also learn to develop their reasoning ability. Pupils cannot develop in the best way if they are streamed into classes of different intellectual abilities. total personality B. According to the passage. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage? A. offer advice on the proper use of the school library 66. B. will help the pupils learn best C. B. The author argues that a teacher’s chief concern should be the development of the pupils’ ______. D. D. B. 65. develop at different rates. recommend pair work and group work classroom activities B. C. It’s not good for a bright child to find out that he performs worst in a mixed-ability class. A. The aim of education is to find out how to teach the bright and notso-bright pupils. is quite discouraging . The author’s purpose of writing this passage is to ______. Bright children do benefit from mixed-class teaching. Formal class teaching is the important way to give the pupils essential skills such as those to be used in the library. which of the following is an advantage of mixed-ability teaching? A. which of the following is NOT TRUE? A. D. Which of the following statements can best summaries the main idea of the passage? A. A pupil can be at the bottom of a class. aims at enriching both their knowledge and experience D. emphasize the importance of appropriate formal classroom teaching D. According to the passage. Various ways of teaching should be encouraged in class. “streaming pupils” _____. Pupils can be hindered from an all-round development. 69. argue for teaching bright and not-so-bright pupils in the same class C. Children. in general.

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it (5 points). -> What I ………………………………………………………………. it will probably be him.-> He is the most …………………………………… 74. -> Do not …………………………………………………. 77. -> It ………………………………………………….. it aims at developing the children’s total personality E.. He did not pass his driving test until he was nearly 30 years old. WRITING I. Children learn a lot about how to behave in a situation like this. Such a ridiculous proposal isn't worth serious consideration. Please send us a copy of your directory. 75. A. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful. It was his lack of confidence that surprised me. + the trends + suggestions for the solutions III. -> There is …………………………………………………. -> It is a ………………………………………………….. 80.70. describing the information in the table below (10 points) Literacy rates in Sunshine country from 1998-2007 Area 1998 2002 2004 2007 Lowlands 50% 53% 56% 95% Midlands 70% 75% 80% 85% Highlands 50% 45% 40% 30% Your writing should include: + the title of the information in the table. (10 points) ========= The end ========== .. 78.120 words) . 71. 79. children can learn to work with each other to solve personal problems C. Please check for damage before signing the delivery note. II.. Write a paragraph (100 . It was more of an argument than a discussion. 73. If anyone succeeds in solving the problems. The train journey from London to Bristol takes two hours. -> I should ……………………………………………………………. -> Much to ………………………………… 72. -> It was not so ………………………………………………………. What are some reasons that people work? Write a passage of about 150 words to discuss one or more of these reasons. According to the author. 76. -> Only …………………………………………………. mixed-ability teaching is more preferable because ______. it doesn’t have disadvantages as in streaming pupils B. ESSAY: People work because they need money to live.. formal class teaching is appropriate D. (Use specific examples and detail to support your answer ) .

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