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INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (IER)

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY (AAU)


ETHIOPIAN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (EUEE)
ENGLISH, HAMLE 2008/ JULY 2016

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Ethiopian University Entrance Examination (EUEE)


English
Hamle 2008/July 2016
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Number of Items: 120

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Time Allowed: 2 HOURS

SECTION ONE: Word Order (1-5)


DIRECTIONS: The following words are NOT in the proper order. When put in
the right order, they make correct English sentences. From the given alternatives,
choose the one that is correct and blacken the letter of your choice on the separate
answer sheet provided.
1. Writing the best and simple is clear
(A) Clear writing and the best is simple.
(B) The best writing is simple and clear.
(C) Writing best is the simple clear.
(D) The writing is clear simple and best.
2. Aggressive have getting tell you they are more dont I to that
(A) I dont have to tell you that more aggressive that they are getting.
(B) They are getting more aggressive I dont have to tell you that.
(C) That they are more aggressive getting I dont have to tell you.
(D) I dont have to tell you that they are getting more aggressive.
3. You next do in who class to sit?
(A) Who do you sit next to in class?
(B) Next who do you sit in class?
(C) To who next do you sit in class?
(D) Who next to do you sit in class?
4. Is on she the by standing Windows chair.
(A) He is by standing the chair on the window.
(B) He is on the window standing by the chair.
(C) He is standing on the chair by the window.
(D) By standing the chair he is on the window.

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5. A tools carpenter is the man carrying the all


(A) The man carrying all the tools is a carpenter.
(B) A carpenter is the man carrying the all tools.
(C) The man is all the tools carrying a carpenter.
(D) A carpenter man is the tools carrying the all.
SECTION TWO: Paragraph Coherence (6-10)
DIRECTIONS: When put in the correct order, sentences a-e in questions 6-10
make up a complete paragraph. From the alternatives given A-D, choose the letter
that contains the correct order of the sentences and blacken the corresponding
letter on the separate answer sheet provided.
6. a. One, I have a problem, with the lectures.
b. I dont seem to succeed in my new course.
c. Apparently, my classmates are also uncooperative.
d. They speak quickly and not very quickly.
e. They are not willing to lend the books I need.
(A) b a d c e

(C) b a e c d

(B) b a e d c

(D) b a d e c

7. a. The shape of each depends on its size, speed and purpose.


b. The concord, for example, is one particular type.
c. The concord it the fastest passenger airliner.
d. There are many types of aircraft.
e. It has a nose that drops down on landing and takeoff.
(A) d b e c a

(C) d b c e a

(B) d b a c e

(D) d a b e c

8. a. The shape of each depends on its size, speed and purpose.


b. The concord, for example, is one particular type.
c. The concord it the fastest passenger airliner.
d. There are many types of aircraft.
e. It has a nose that drops down on landing and takeoff.
(A) b a d c e

(C) b a e c d

(B) b a e d c

(D) b a d e c

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9. a. My father rises before anyone.


b. We eat breakfast and jump in the car.
c. He then wakes up my brother and me.
d. Dad drops us off on his way before he gets mom to work.
e. Our family has a daily routine to get us to work and school.
(A) a c d b e

(C) e a c b d

(B) e a b c d

(D) b a d e c

10. a. They use their fellers to find food.


b. Most insects have wings and can fly.
c. Insects are small animals with six legs.
d. Almost all insects have a pair of feelers.
e. Bee and ants are example of common insects.
(A) e c b a d

(C) c b a d e

(B) c b d a e

(D) b a e d c

SECTION THREE: Reading Comprehension (11-25)


DIRECTIONS: Read the following passages carefully and answer the question
according to the information given. Each question has four choices, A-D. Choose
the best alternative and blacken the letter of your choices on the separate answer
sheet provided.
PASSAGE I
1. Akira came directly, breaking all tradition. Was that it? Had he followed form
had he asked his mother to speak to his father to approach a go-between would
Chie have been more receptive? He came on a winters eve. He pounded on
the door while a cold rain beat on the shuttered veranda, so at first Chie
thought him only the wind. The maid knew better. Chie heard her soft
scuttling footsteps, the creak of the door. Then the maid brought a calling card
to the drawing room, for Chie. Chie was reluctant to go to her guest; perhaps
she was feeling too cozy. She and Naomi were reading at a low table set atop
a charcoal brazier. A thick quilt spread over the sides of the table so their legs
were tucked inside with the heat. Who is it at this hour, in this weather?
Chie questioned as she picked the name card off the maids lacquer tray.

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Shinoda, Akira. Kobe Dental College, she read. Naomi recognized the
name. Chie heard a soft intake of air. I think you should go, said Naomi.
2. Akira was waiting in the entry. He was in his early twenties, slim and serious,
wearing the black military-style uniform of a student. As he bowedhis
hands hanging straight down, a black cap in one, a yellow oil-paper umbrella
in the otherChie glanced beyond him. In the glistening surface of the
courtyards rain-drenched paving stones, she saw his reflection like a dark
double. Madame, said Akira, forgive my disruption, but I come with a
matter of urgency. His voice was soft, refined. He straightened and stole a
deferential peek at her face. In the dim light his eyes shone with sincerity.
Chie felt herself starting to like him. Come inside, get out of this nasty night.
Surely your business can wait for a moment or two. I dont want to trouble
you. Normally I would approach you more properly but Ive received word of
a position. Ive an opportunity to go to America, as dentist for Seattles
Japanese community. Congratulations, Chie said with amusement. That
is an opportunity, Im sure. But how am I involved? Even noting Naomis
breathless reaction to the name card, Chie had no idea. Akiras message,
delivered like a formal speech, filled her with maternal amusement. You know
how children speak so earnestly, so hurriedly, so endearingly about things that
have no importance in an adults mind? Thats how she viewed him, as a child.
3. It was how she viewed Naomi. Even though Naomi was eighteen and training
endlessly in the arts needed to make a good marriage, Chie had made no effort
to find her a husband. Akira blushed. Depending on your response, I may
stay in Japan. Ive come to ask for Naomis hand. Suddenly Chie felt the
dampness of the night. Does Naomi know anything of your ambitions? We
have an understanding. Please dont judge my candidacy by the unseemliness
of this proposal. I ask directly because the use of a go-between takes much
time. Either method comes down to the same thing: a matter of parental
approval. If you give your consent, I become Naomis yoshi. Well live in the
House of Fuji. Without your consent, I must go to America, to secure a new
home for my bride. Eager to make his point, hed been looking her full in the
face. Abruptly, his voice turned gentle. I see Ive startled you. My humble
apologies. Ill take no more of your evening. My address is on my card. If you
dont wish to contact me, Ill re-approach you in two weeks time. Until then,
good night. He bowed and left. Taking her ease, with effortless grace, like a
cat making off with a fish. Mother? Chie heard Naomis low voice and
turned from the door. He has asked you? The sight of Naomis clear eyes,
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her dark brows gave Chie strength. Maybe his hopes were preposterous.
Where did you meet such a fellow? Imagine! He thinks he can marry the Fuji
heir and take her to America all in the snap of his fingers! Chie waited for
Naomis ripe laughter. Naomi was silent. She stood a full half minute looking
straight into Chies eyes. Finally, she spoke. I met him at my literary
meeting. Naomi turned to go back into the house, then stopped. Mother.
Yes? answered her mother. I mean to have him. said Naomi.
Source: Prep Scholar Magazine

DIRECTIONS: Answer the questions 11-19 based on the information in the


above reading passage.
11. Which choice best describes what happens in the passage?
(A) One character argues with another character who intrudes on her home.
(B) One character receives a surprising request from another character.
(C) One character reminisces about choices she has made over the years.
(D) One character criticizes another character for pursuing the unexpected.
12. Which choice best describes the developmental pattern of the passage?
(A) A careful analysis of a traditional practice
(B) A detailed depiction of a meaningful encounter
(C) A definitive response to a series of questions
(D) A cheerful recounting of an amusing anecdote
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13. Which reaction does Akira most fear from Chie?
(A) She will consider his proposal inappropriate.
(B) She will mistake his earnestness for immaturity.
(C) She will consider his unscheduled visit an imposition.
(D) She will underestimate the sincerity of his emotions.
14. In the passage, Akira addresses Chie with
(A) Affection but not genuine love.
(B) Objectivity but not complete impartiality.
(C) Amusement but not mocking disparagement.
(D) Respect but not utter deference.

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15. The main purpose of the first paragraph is to


(A) Describe a culture.
(B) Criticize a tradition.
(C) Question a suggestion.
(D) Analyze a reaction.
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16. As used in the first Paragraph, form (first line) most nearly means
(A) Appearance.
(B) Custom.
(C) Structure.
(D) Nature.
17. Why does Akira say his meeting with Chie is a matter of urgency (line 32)?
(A) He fears that his own parents will disapprove of Naomi.
(B) He worries that Naomi will reject him and marry someone else.
(C) He has been offered an attractive job in another country.
(D) He knows that Chie is unaware of his feelings for Naomi.
18. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous
question?
(A) Paragraph 2 Line 10 (I dont . . . you)
(B) Paragraph 2 Line 11 13 (Normally . . . community)
(C) Paragraph 3 Line 3 4 (Depending . . . Japan)
(D) Paragraph 3 Lines 12 (I see . . . you)

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19. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous
question?
(A) Paragraph 2 Line 7 (His voice . . . refined)
(B) Paragraph 2 Lines 16 - 18 (You . . . mind)
(C) Paragraph 3 Lines 6 - 7 (Please . . . proposal)
(D) Paragraph 3 Line 11- 12 (Eager . . . face)
PASSAGE II
1. Close at hand is a bridge over the River Thames, an admirable vantage ground
for us to make a survey. The river flows beneath; barges pass, laden with
timber, bursting with corn; there on one side are the domes and spires of the
city; on the other, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. It is a place to
stand on by the hour, dreaming. But not now. Now we are pressed for time.
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Now we are here to consider facts; now we must fix our eyes upon the
processionthe procession of the sons of educated men.
2. There they go, our brothers who have been educated at public schools and
universities, mounting those steps, passing in and out of those doors,
ascending those pulpits, preaching, teaching, administering justice, practicing
medicine, transacting business, making money. It is a solemn sight always - a
procession, like a caravanserai crossing a desert. But now, for the past twenty
years or so, it is no longer a sight merely, a photograph, or fresco scrawled
upon the walls of time, at which we can look with merely an esthetic
appreciation. For there, traipsing along at the tail end of the procession, we go
ourselves. And that makes a difference. We who have looked so long at the
pageant in books, or from a curtained window watched educated men leaving
the house at about nine-thirty to go to an office, returning to the house at about
six-thirty from an office, need look passively no longer. We too can leave the
house, can mount those steps, pass in and out of those doors make money,
and administer justice. We who now agitate these humble pens may in another
century or two speak from a pulpit. Nobody will dare contradict us then; we
shall be the mouthpieces of the divine spirit - a solemn thought, is it not? Who
can say whether, as time goes on, we may not dress in military uniform, with
gold lace on our breasts, swords at our sides, and something like the old family
coal-scuttle on our heads, save that that venerable object was never decorated
with plumes of white horsehair. You laugh, indeed the shadow of the private
house still makes those dresses look a little queer. We have worn private
clothes so long. . . . But we have not come here to laugh, or to talk of fashions,
mens and womens. We are here, on the bridge, to ask ourselves certain
questions. And they are very important questions; and we have very little time
in which to answer them.
3. The questions that we have to ask and to answer about that procession during
this moment of transition are so important that they may well change the lives
of all men and women forever. For we have to ask ourselves, here and now,
do we wish to join that procession, or dont we? On what terms shall we join
that procession? Above all, where is it leading us, the procession of educated
men? The moment is short; it may last five years; ten years, or perhaps only a
matter of a few months longer. . . . But, you will object, you have no time to
think; you have your battles to fight, your rent to pay, your bazaars to
organize. That excuse shall not serve you, Madam. As you know from your
own experience, and there are facts that prove it, the daughters of educated
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men have always done their thinking from hand to mouth; not under green
lamps at study tables in the cloisters of secluded colleges.
4. They have thought while they stirred the pot, while they rocked the cradle. It
was thus that they won us the right to our brand-new sixpence. It falls to us
now to go on thinking; how are we to spend that sixpence? Think we must.
Let us think in offices; in omnibuses; while we are standing in the crowd
watching Coronations and Lord Mayors Shows; let us think . . . in the gallery
of the House of Commons; in the Law Courts; let us think at baptisms and
marriages and funerals. Let us never cease from thinking, what is this
civilization in which we find ourselves? What are these ceremonies and why
should we take part in them? What are these professions and why should we
make money out of them? Where in short is it leading us, the procession of
the sons of educated men?
Source: Reading and Study Skills Book series

DIRECTIONS: Answer questions 20-25 based on the information in the


preceding reading passage.
20. The main purpose of the passage is to
(A) Emphasize the value of a tradition.
(B) Stress the urgency of an issue.
(C) Highlight the severity of social divisions.
(D) Question the feasibility of an undertaking.
21. The central claim of the passage is that
(A) Educated women face a decision about how to engage with existing
institutions.
(B) Women can have positions of influence in English society only if they
give up some of their traditional roles.
(C) The male monopoly on power in English society has had grave and
continuing effects.
(D) The entry of educated women into positions of power traditionally held
by men will transform those positions.

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22. Woolf uses the word we throughout the passage mainly to


(A) Reflect the growing friendliness among a group of people.
(B) Advance the need for candor among a group of people.
(C) Establish a sense of solidarity among a group of people.
(D) Reinforce the need for respect among a group of people.
23. According to the passage, Woolf chooses the setting of the bridge because it
(A) is conducive to a mood of fanciful reflection.
(B) Provides a good view of the procession of the sons of educated men.
(C) Is within sight of historic episodes to which she alludes.
(D) is symbolic of the legacy of past and present sons of educated men.
24. Woolf indicates that the procession she describes in the passage
(A) Has come to have more practical influence in recent years.
(B) Has become a celebrated feature of English public life.
(C) Includes all of the richest and most powerful men in England.
(D) Has become less exclusionary in its membership in recent years.
25. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous
question?
(A) Paragraph 2 Lines 1 - 4 (There . . . money)
(B) Paragraph 2 Lines 4 - 5 (It . . . desert)
(C) Paragraph 2 Lines 8 - 9 (For . . . ourselves)
(D) Paragraph 2 Lines 14-15 (We . . . pulpit)

SECTION FOUR: Vocabulary (26-44)


A. Completion (26-38)
DIRECTIONS: Questions 26-38 are incomplete sentences. There are four
alternatives word/phrases, A-D, given below each question. Choose the one that
best completes each sentence and blacken the letter of your choice on the separate
answer sheet.
26. This spinach omelet makes for ______ breakfast; it has the vegetables and
protein needed for a healthy diet.
(A) a filling
(C) an edible
(B) a fortunate
(D) a nutritious
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27. Jerrys grandfathers house is full of ______ technology such as rotary-dial


phones and other devices that are no longer in use.
(A) prehistoric
(C) current
(B) obsolete
(D) broken
28. My younger brother constantly misbehaves and is always causing ______.
(A) hostility
(C) violence
(B) generosity
(D) mischief
29. The teacher only has one copy of the worksheet right now, so she is going to
______ it and give the new copy to her student.
(A) translate
(C) duplicate
(B) multiply
(D) plagiarize
30. Almost no one actually believes that the god Zeus lives on top of Mount
Olympus; most people understand that this is just a ______, not a reality.
(A) poem
(C) myth
(B) sonnet
(D) counterfeit
31. The attorney suggested that the witness's testimony was ______ because the
witness was a known liar.
(A) sincere
(C) insane
(B) amazing
(D) unreliable
32. The governor thinks the tax is a good one and would like to see it continue, but
his opponent wants to ______ it.
(A) abolish
(C) modify
(B) amend
(D) enact
33. My neighbor wears a mask when he is outdoors because he doesnt want to
______ the pollution in the air.
(A) consume
(C) infect
(B) overcome
(D) inhale

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34. Ash tried to move the large rock that was blocking the road, but it wouldnt
______.
(A) budge
(C) dodge
(B) rotate
(D) evade

35. Educated people have ______ when applying for jobs; they are more likely to
be hired.
(A) a challenge
(C) an advantage
(B) a prejudice
(D) a handicap
36. The dentist told me there were ______ reasons to brush my teeth, but I can
only think of one.
(A) magnificent
(C) numerous
(B) few
(D) insufficient
37. Laudios parents dont speak English, so he has to ______ his teachers letters
from English to Spanish so they can read them.
(A) fabricate
(C) divide
(B) originate
(D) translate
38. Martin is not old enough to vote, live alone, or even drive, since he is still
______.
(A) an employee
(C) an heir
(B) a minor
(D) a male
B. Substitution (39-44)
DIRECTIONS: Questions 39-44 each has an underlined word or phrase. There
are four alternatives A-D given after each sentence. Choose the one word or phrase
that best keeps the meaning of the given sentence if substituted for the underlined
word or phrase and blacken the letter of your choice on the separate answer sheet
provided.
39. Despite his growing wealth and power, Teddy remains avaricious man.
(A) a humble
(C) a greedy
(B) an irritable
(D) an intelligent

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40. Some snakes are very perilous, so you should take caution if you see one.
(A) dangerous
(C) careful
(B) slippery
(D) favorable
41. I cannot pay for the price of a ticket, so I cannot see the movie.
(A) buy
(C) donate
(B) save
(D) afford
42. Although the desert gets very hot during the day, it is very clammy at night.
(A) dry
(C) cold
(B) humid
(D) lonely
43. Jared placed the plant amid the other two plants, so that it was in the middle.
(A) between
(C) through
(B) over
(D) outside
44. Even though I knew the rock weighed a lot, it was still nimbler than I thought
I would be.
(A) lighter
(C) heavier
(B) larger
(D) sharper

SECTION FIVE: Grammar (45-70)


DIRECTIONS: Questions 45-70 are incomplete sentences, There are four
alternative words or phrases, A-D, given below each question. Choose the word
that best completes the sentence and blacken the letter of your choice in the
separate answer sheet provided.
45. I know you dont want me to, but I _______________ it anyway.
(A) might have done
(C) could do
(B) am going to do
(D) would have done
46. He had to run for two hours so as _________________.
(A) he can save his life
(C) he could evade his enemies
(B) to save his life
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47. They _______________ anything since yesterday.


(A) didnt eat
(C) have never eaten
(B) had never eaten
(D) will have never eaten
48. We have been expecting the book for months, but it has to come out
________________ .
(A) yet
(C) still
(B) by now
(D) up to now
49. I have never been dependent on anyone _______________ I was ten.
(A) since
(C) while
(B) until
(D) when
50. Isnt it ____________? She would find herself in Japan in two weeks.
(A) exciting
(C) interesting
(B) appealing
(D) frightening
51. I know he ______________ to South Africa a couple of times, but not to
Kenya.
(A) was
(C) has been
(B) been
(D) had been
52. I found this question a bit _______________ the rest of the question.
(A) easier than
(C) easiest of
(B) the easiest of
(D) so easy as
53. I would like to have ____________ reliable car. The one I have keeps
breaking down.
(A) more
(C) a more
(B) the most
(D) the more
54. __________________ the electricity bill yet?
(A) Have you paid
(C) Did you pay
(B) Are you paying
(D) Do you pay
55. I think its going to rain. What ____________ we do?
(A) shall
(C) ought
(B) might
(D) could

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56. Each of us ______________ expected to submit a two page summery by


tomorrow morning.
(A) is
(C) will have been
(B) are
(D) would have been
57. He didnt report on time; ________________ we penalized him.
(A) so
(C) because of
(B) so that
(D) not having
58. ____________ we paid the money on time, they didnt let us go.
(A) But
(C) Even so
(B) Although
(D) Even then
59. If you wait for me, I ______________
(A) may come
(C) had come
(B) will come
(D) would come
60. Gary is _______________ a better job because he is not earning enough now.
(A) looking at
(C) looking on
(B) looking into
(D) looking for
61. He was so ________________ to me that she gave me money that would not
even buy lunch.
(A) impolite
(C) rude
(B) indebted
(D) mean
62. The story was somewhat ___________________ and I could make no head or
tail out of it.
(A) shocking
(C) dismaying
(B) appalling
(D) perplexing
63. We fined him _______________ he could learn from his mistakes.
(A) so as
(C) so that
(B) because of
(D) so as to

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64. Leave __________________ the printer and the copier out there. They are not
functioning.
(A) all
(C) either
(B) both
(D) neither
65. Would you like to join us?
(A) No, I dont.
(B) No, I dont join you.

(C) No, I wouldnt.


(D) I wouldnt, please.

66. Would you like to come, darling?


(A) No, I dont.
(B) No, I never do.

(C) No, I never.


(D) No, I never would.

67. Dont release the prisoner ________________.


(A) Unless he repents
(C) when he repented
(B) Unless he has not repented
(D) when he has repent
68. ________________ is the effect of large family more apparent than in rural
areas of our country.
(A) Anywhere
(C) Nowhere
(B) Everywhere
(D) Somewhere
69. ________________ each of the candidate in this hall have in this hall have a
pen and a pencil?
(A) Is
(C) Do
(B) Does
(D) Has
70. I am wet; I ____________ clothes since morning.
(A) washed
(C) I am washing
(B) was washing
(D) have been washing

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SECTION SIX: Communicative Activities (71-105)


DIRECTIONS: Questions 71-105 are presented un a form of a dialogue. The part
said by one of the speakers is given, and a blank space is left for the other. For
each of the blank space, four alternative answers, A-D, are given. Choose the one
that is most appropriate to complete the dialogue and blacken the letter of your
choice on the separate answer sheet provided.
71. Zenebe: Senait is a very intelligent girl.
Tadesse: ________________________
(A) Her boyfriend is an engineer.
(B) She lives next door to my brother.
(C) Well, Im not too sure about that
(D) I have also seen her at the supermarket.
72. Student: ________________________
Teacher: You had to do it bit by bit.
(A) I failed in Mathematics.
(B) I get a nervous on exam days.
(C) I didnt submit my assignment.
(D) I couldnt cover all my reading last night.

73. Manager: John, This is Mr. Peter, one of my assistants.


(A) Hi, Mr. Peter.
(B) Hello, Mr. Peter.
(C) How are you, Mr. Peter?
(D) How are you doing, Mr. Peter?
74. Director: You son stood first in all sections?
Parent: ___________________________
(A) How nice to hear that.
(B) He wants to study medicine.
(C) Your school is one of the top.
(D) Wonderful! He has good classmates.

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75. Belay: How can I finish all this in time?


Clerk: ____________________________
(A) Why would you work hard?
(B) If I were you, Id ask friends for help.
(C) I know, you are so much hardworking.
(D) Whats the time?
76. Goitom: This will get more expensive next week?
Lulit: __________________________
(A) It doesnt look like new.
(B) Business men are unkind.
(C) Customers have more money.
(D) Perhaps it might remain the same.
77. Assistant: Can I help you?
Customer: ______________________
(A) Why not?
(B) Yes, of course.
(C) Do you have a shirt?
(D) Im looking for a shirt.
78. Mother: Why is your t-shirt so wet?
Son: ________________________
(A) Ive swum.
(B) I went to the barbers.
(C) Ive been swimming.
(D) Ill have it cut this evening.
79. Kedir: Weve got a new teacher.
Lidiya: ________________________
(A) Whats he like?
(B) I think its time for class.
(C) When will he give us a test?
(D) Our English teacher is coming.

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80. Mother: __________________


Son: No, Im single.
(A) Are you married?
(B) Do you have children?
(C) Do you have a girlfriend?
(D) Do you want to get married?
81. Patient: My headache is persisting. ______________
Son: You better get your blood pressure checked.
(A) Can I talk to you?
(B) What can I do about it?
(C) Is there any good treatment?
(D) Do people complain about this.
82. Brother: Can we have some ice-cream in that caf?
Sister: ________________________
(A) Who owns the caf?
(B) Do they make it there?
(C) Im afraid I have no money.
(D) Girls like ice-cream very much.
83. Son: ____________________
Father: Im afraid I need it.
(A) Would you borrow my dictionary?
(B) Could you please buy me a dictionary?
(C) Could you lend me your dictionary please?
(D) How about giving you back your new dictionary?
84. Betty: Mobile phones take too much of time.
Sonia: I know ____________.
(A) There are handier.
(B) I always see you with it.
(C) Youve got a beautiful apparatus.
(D) The cards are very expensive here.

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85. Student: Shes going to flunk, I feel. Can we help?


Friend: ________________________
(A) You know, she is very lazy.
(B) I think she has now started working hard.
(C) I dont think there is anything to be done.
(D) I cant understand how she passed her last exam.
86. Gutu: She scored an A in Mathematics.
Didi: ___________________________
(A) She was better at English.
(B) I cant believe this is true!
(C) Mathematics is an easy course.
(D) Which department did she join?
87. Waiter: Coffee or tea, sir?
Customer: ________________________
(A) How much is coffee?
(B) Many people like coffee.
(C) I would rather go for coffee.
(D) Coffee is a stronger stimulant.
88. Lema: ________________
Mulu: 5000 Birr.
(A) What do you need the money for?
(B) How much do you want to borrow?
(C) Do you really need to borrow that much?
(D) I wonder if you could lend me some money.
89. Degu: Look at her new hair style. Isnt that fashionable?
Sam: ________________________
(A) Shes got curly hair.
(B) Oh, wheres she from?
(C) Thats really disgusting.
(D) She never bothers about fashion.

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90. Manager: Weve decided to close down our branch in Dudume?


Employee: ________________________
(A) What? This is Unbelievable.
(B) Were going to lose our jobs.
(C) The machines are expensive.
(D) Dudume has always been productive.
91. Guest: _____________________? They are very dirty.
Guide: Certainly, sir. I will call a shoeshine boy right away.
(A) Can you help me with my shoes
(B) Where should I leave my shoes
(C) Can you mend my shoes
(D) How do you like my shoes
92. Shop Keeper: Brown is the color of the real gentleman, they say.
Son: ________________________
(A) Of course ladies like it.
(B) I am not a gentleman.
(C) I dont care about that.
(D) That might be true.
93. Manager: We have decided to offer you a scholarship.
Employee: ________________________
(A) I love being abroad.
(B) Scholarships are motivating.
(C) This is a very good office, isnt it?
(D) I cant believe that! Where am I going?
94. Girma: Life will be better when we move to Addis Ababa.
Abebe: ________________________
(A) Addis Ababa is our capital.
(B) That will happen after six months.
(C) Certainly. We will have a better income.
(D) There are a lot of buildings under construction.

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95. Murad: Can you tell me the way to the library?


Chaltu: ________________________
(A) Its a kilometer away.
(B) It is a famous library.
(C) First left, then right.
(D) It wont open until 9AM.
96. Husband: How do you like my new suit?
Wife: ________________________
(A) It is black in color.
(B) It is not very expensive.
(C) Did you buy it from Merkato?
(D) All your other suits were of higher quality.
97. Bulti: You shouldnt take any more money from her.
Belay: ________________________
(A) Why shouldnt I?
(B) She is not a good friend.
(C) She did not sound mean.
(D) I know. Wealth buys health.
98. Father: What are you going to do with that spade?
Son: _____________________________
(A) I am going to have some apples.
(B) I want to cut down some apple trees.
(C) I am going to plant some apple trees.
(D) I want to split the apple trees in to two parts.
99. Colleague: They are closing the unit down.
You: ________________________
(A) This is a unit that handles all research work.
(B) That is very stupid! It has been efficient all along.
(C) Are you kidding? The head has got another appointment.
(D) Of course, Dont you understand that most of the staff are
competent?

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100. Customer: They say your boss is thoroughly rich.


Waiter: ________________________
(A) He has an expensive car.
(B) He doesnt live in Ethiopia.
(C) People talk about his money.
(D) Of course, cant you see all these?
101. Almaz: Our Spanish teacher arrived late again this morning.
Hawa: ____________________________________
(A) Im surprised hes often late.
(B) Im not surprised hes often late.
(C) Im not surprised hes often on time.
(D) Im surprised hes often on time.
102. Hagos: How long have you been doing this job?
Kedir: __________________________________
(A) It is about 10 years now.
(B) Im usually at home by 2 or 3.
(C) I do all the marketing myself.
(D) The salary is not good enough.
103. Girma: Are you still living in Jimma?
Ujulu: __________________________
(A) This is my fifth year in Jimma.
(B) To be honest, Jimma is a very nice place for living.
(C) No, I moved to Addis Ababa about six months ago.
(D) No, I had been living in Awassa before I went to Jimma.
104. Gemechu: _____________________________?
Daniel: Well, hes short and quite fat, but he has a pleasant face.
(A) How is your new English teacher
(B) How tall is your new English teacher
(C) What does your English teacher look like?
(D) Whats the face of your new English teacher like?

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105. Selam: _____________________________?


Hawi: No problem. How much would you like?
(A) Your brother told me you were so rich.
(B) How annoying! I think I lost my money.
(C) Do you have some money in your account?
(D) My father is not willing to pay my tuition fee.
SECTION SEVEN: Writing (106-120)
DIRECTIONS: The following questions are related to different types of writing.
Read each of them carefully and choose the best answer from the four alternative
answers, A-D, given. Then blacken the letter of your choice on the separate answer
sheet.
106. Which one of the following is NOT correctly spelt?
(A) Cafteria
(C) Extension
(B) Academic
(D) Environment

107. Which one of the following words is wrongly spelt?


(A) Believe
(C) Deceive
(B) Cumulative
(D) Accomodate
108. The first time I experienced a problem with age was on my fiftieth
birthday. Fifty seemed to be too much older than 49. I used to like it
when people told me I looked young for my age, but then I realized that
they were just telling me how old I was. This piece of writing is likely to
be _______________.
(A) Expository
(C) Narrative
(B) Argumentative
(D) Descriptive
109. We arranged to meet at the foot of the mountain. But we had to wait
longer than expected as many did not show up on time. Then at 10
oclock, after a significant delay, we headed for the tip This is taken
from a writing likely to be __________________.
(A) Narrative
(C) Descriptive
(B) Expository
(D) Argumentative
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110. I am writing this letter in response to your advertisement of 12


September 2009 regarding . Which part of a formal letter does the
line go in?
(A) Salutation
(C) Body
(B) Introduction
(D) Closing
111. Dear everyone, were having a fantastic time here! This is likely taken
form a letter of ________________.
(A) letter of Acceptance
(C) business letter
(B) letter of close friends
(D) formal letter
112. Which one of the following might NOT be among the issues to be
explained in a letter of apologies to a customer?
(A) What the mistake was
(C) When the mistake occurred
(B) How the mistake occurred
(D) Who committed the mistake
113. Please find enclosed a photocopy of my credentials. This is most
likely taken from a _________________.
(A) letter of request
(C) letter of acceptance
(B) letter of close friends
(D) job application letter
114. It was great to hear from you This is likely taken from the beginning
of a ____________.
(A) formal letter
(C) letter to a boss
(B) business letter
(D) letter to a friend
115. Which of the following is correctly punctuated?
(A) He asked where are you going?
(B) He asked, where are you going?
(C) He asked, where are you going?
(D) He asked, where are you going?
116. Which one of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
(A) What do you mean when you say hypertension?
(B) What do you mean when you say hypertension?
(C) What do you mean when you say, hypertension?
(D) What do you mean when you say, hypertension?
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117. To close a letter to a boyfriend, the most appropriate is


(A) Love
(C) Sincerely
(B) Yours faithfully
(D) Good bye
118. Lets keep in touch! Which part of a letter does this line go in?
(A) Body
(C) Salutation
(B) Closing
(D) Introduction
119. The internet has provided a great benefits. But at the same time it has
also created problems and inequalities. This piece of writing is likely to
be ________________.
(A) Narrative
(C) Description
(B) Expository
(D) Argumentative
120. Which one of the following best illustrates a sentence taken from an
argumentative piece of writing?
(A) Four-drive vehicles are available here.
(B) Mist four-wheel-drive vehicles consume more petrol.
(C) We hired a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the off-road trip.
(D) It was not possible to make it even un a four wheel-drive vehicle.

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