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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
1. Watching a baby between six and nine months old, and you will observe the basic concepts of geometry
being learned.
2. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, the American educational system was desperate in need of reform.
3. In fact we are far more likely to injure in the home than outside, which has probably always been the case.
4. Parents feel that if their child becomes an artist, it will be difficult for him or her finance.
5. As he walked, he surveyed his surroundings as eagerly as if he would enter London or Madrid, instead of the little
metropolis of a New England colony.
6. The Bush Administration has been extremely cautious in its relation with Iran, which has consistently refused that
it controls the hostages fate.
7. She won the heat and was qualified for the final of the 400 meters final.
8. The light in the room had grown so dimly that she could no longer see well enough to read.
9. There have been several accusations of sleaze against government MPs recently and the Prime Minister is said to
be very furious.
10. Custom officers at the ports are looking out for a gang who are smuggling great quantities of alcohol into the
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced
differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.





Read the following article about young people and advertising and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet
to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 16 to 25.
Julia Day, The Guardian, Monday 11February 2002
The perception of todays youngsters as media-savvy cynics could hardly be further from the truth. Instead, this
generation of keen consumers may turn witty advertising into an endangered species. Julia Day reports 2014 | Page 1 of 8

The youth of today are cynical, media-savvy, seen it all, done it all, wouldnt-be-seen-dead-in-the-T-shirt types
who appreciate only the most achingly trendy adverts, TV shows and magazines, right? Wrong: that was so last
Todays youngsters dont get clever ads, are not in the least suspicious of commercials, dont know the
difference between newspapers political stances, or TV channels, and they dont mind admitting it. In short, they are
not half as media, marketing and advertising literate as we might have thought, according to new research
commissioned by five media groups Guardian Newspapers, Channel 4, Carlton Screen Advertising, media buying
agency OMD, and Emap Advertising.
As a result media companies and advertisers are going back to basics to arouse the interest of 15- to 24-year-olds
with instant impact messages, plain product pictures, bigger posters, annoying jingles, celebrity endorsements and
repetitive ads. Todays youth are a far cry from todays thirtysomethings who grew up as commercially-naive kids
weaned on the cold war, no national commercial radio, three national TV stations, grant-funded higher education,
sponsorship-free Glastonbury festivals and regular strikes and student protests.
Now a lifetime of MTV, the internet, dawn-till-dusk advertising and PlayStation gaming has created a generation
so used to being bombarded with fast-turnover information, they filter it instantly without paying much attention to its
meaning. This is a generation of thoroughbred consumers says Stuart Armon, managing director of 2cv: research,
the company that conducted the so-called Roar research into the media habits of the nations youth. Previous
generations were suspicious of advertising, they might have liked ads, but they wouldnt necessarily buy the product.
But this generation has been consuming since they were born. They dont see any reason to be suspicious, says
One young panellist in the focus group research embodied this attitude: If the advert is good, you think their
product will be good because the more they can spend on advertising, the more money they are obviously getting for
their product. Armon says the trend has become more pronounced over the seven years that the continuous tracking
study has been running, but has reached a peak in the latest round of interviews with 600 youngsters.
Advertising is accepted and expected. Young people dont see anything wrong in being sold to and think that if a
product is in a TV ad, it must be good. Its a myth that they are interested in clever ads they are not willing to
decipher complicated messages, they want simple ones. Many panellists dramatically illustrated this point by
revealing they thought Budweisers Real American Heroes ad, ironically celebrating Mr foot-long hot dog
inventor, was an ad for hot dogs rather than beer, even though the ad might not be aimed at them.
However, many loved Heinekens ironic ad featuring Paul Daniels singing Close to You, purely because it made
them laugh. They are looking for an instant message. If its not there, they dont take any notice. And they literally,
and naively, believe celebrities in ads really use the products they are advertising, says Armon. A girl panellist from
Birmingham commented: In some of the Nike ads theyve got all these well-known footballers. You think, Oh my
God, theyve got everybody famous there. You think it must be good if they want it.
The youngsters only read newspapers for the celebrity gossip and sport, rather than news, and couldnt distinguish
between papers political stances. They also failed to distinguish between TV channels they access TV through
programmes, not channels, for example watching Sky because The Simpsons is on, not because its Sky.
The results of the research deeply worry Sid McGrath, planner at the ad agency that made the infamous Youve
been Tangoed ads, HHCL and Partners. But they do not surprise him. My worry is that the youth of today are not
being called upon to flex their intellectual muscles enough, he says.
There is instant gratification everywhere in food its Pot Noodles or vending machines, even their pop icons are
one-dimensional figures delivered on a plate. Young people are living vicariously through other peoples lives and are
not asking for much at the moment. A lot of stimulation is lean back it doesnt require as much involvement as it
used to.
He says advertising is changing as a result: Lots of the most popular ads at the moment are happy, clappy, fun.
Easy to digest. Theyve got no time or inclination to decode ads. One reason behind the shift, McGrath believes, is
that young people want relief from the traumas of real life: Advertising is becoming the opium of the masses rather
than the educator.
16. Research shows that, compared with the previous generation, young people today are _____.
A. less perceptive
B. more sensitive
C. more worldly-wise
D. better informed
17. In paragraph 3, the word stances is closest in meaning to which of the following?
A. attitudes
B. situations
C. functions
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18. According to new research by five media groups, todays youngsters are _____.
A. able to understand the language of advertising
B. unable to read the messages in the many forms of advertising
C. bright enough to do some research before buying something
D. a bit wary of adverts
19. Advertisements aimed at the present young generation _____.
A. are using a variety of new techniques
B. are technologically sophisticated
C. are making use of old techniques
D. are becoming more subtle
20. It can be inferred that celebrity endorsements are advertisements _____.
A. that show viewers how to become famous
B. that famous people like watching
C. where famous people say they use and like certain products
D. where viewers are invited to take part in a phone-in programme
21. Young people seem to believe that costly advertising _____.
A. makes no difference to the popularity of the product B. is the mark of a good quality product
C. means the product is probably overpriced
D. does not inspire customer confidence
22. According to Stuart Armon, youngsters today pay more attention to an advert _____.
A. if its message is immediately obvious
B. if it is on their favorite TV channel
C. if it gives them something to think about
D. if it has a witty element
23. Sid McGrath is concerned that young people these days _____.
A. are encouraged to eat too much
B. are given too many choices
C. are not required to drink
D. do not get enough exercise
24. The author uses the phrase living vicariously in the penultimate paragraph to mean that young people _____.
A. want to become more sophisticated than other people
B. do not imitate people around them
C. do not rely on their own feeling or senses to understand the world around them
D. want to be independent of other people
25. According to McGrath, many advertisements today are adapting to satisfy youngsters desire to _____.
A. understand their problems
B. see the funny side of their problems
C. forget their problems
D. find solutions to their 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 blanks from 26 to 35.
Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are the official residences of the Sovereign
and, as such, serve as both home and office for The Queen, whose personal standard flies (26) _____ Her Majesty is in
These buildings are used extensively for State ceremonies and official entertaining and are opened to the (27)
_____ as much as these commitments allow.
All are furnished with fine pictures and works of art from the Royal Collection, which has been assembled over
four centuries by successive sovereigns. Many of the State Apartments and rooms at the official residences have been
in continuous use since their conception and many of the works of art are (28) _____ in the rooms for which they were
originally (29) _____.
The official residences are in (30) _____ use and the style and manner in which they are (31) _____ to visitors
reflects their working status. Rooms are kept as close to their normal (32) _____ as possible. Inevitably, opening times
are subject to change at short notice depending on circumstances.
The Royal Collection, which is (33) _____ by The Queen as Sovereign in trust for her successors and the Nation,
is administered by the Royal Collection Trust to which a proportion of admission and other (34) _____ from visitors is
The remainder of this income funds the majority of the cost of restoring Windsor Castle which was badly (35)
_____ by fire in November 1992.
26. A. whatever
27. A. public
28. A. explored

B. however
B. strangers
B. produced

C. whoever
C. peoples
C. created

D. whenever
D. humans
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A. performed
A. regular
A. taken
A. location
A. borrowed
A. budget
A. collapsed

B. intended
B. local
B. shown
B. feature
B. sold
B. salary
B. destroyed

C. instructed
C. national
C. designed
C. destination
C. belonged
C. income
C. ruined

D. guarded
D. minor
D. given
D. appearance
D. owned
D. wages
D. damaged

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.
Popular perception is that working conditions are now so over-regulated the only people likely to be injured at
work are bosses, strangled by (36) _____ tape. But beware a hidden epidemic raging in British workplaces.
In this post-industrial age, when most jobs are in light industry, information technology and the service sector, we
expect working life to be relatively comfortable and at the very (37) _____ safe. We dont expect to be maimed, (38)
_____ off for life or work ourselves into the ground.
(39) _____ again. In the UK there are still 1.6 million workplace injuries every year as well as 2.2 million cases of
ill health caused by work. Some of these injuries wouldnt have been out of (40) _____ in Dickens England. Last year
350 people died as a result of building site accidents, a large increase from previous years. According to the Royal
Society for the Prevention of Accidents 6,000 people die of workplace burns, and 2,000 cases of accidents involving
chemicals are reported each year.
But some of the worst dangers are the hidden ones. 400,000 cases of asthma are caused by working conditions,
(41) _____ to high levels of dust or traffic pollution, and asbestos still kills over 4,000 people a year. The Trade Union
Congress calculates that around 1.4 million commercial and residential properties still contain asbestos. There are no
(42) _____ at present requiring owners to record its (43) _____, meaning that builders and firefighters have no way of
(44) _____ the problem. A not-for-profit organisation has taken the issue forward. is a new database (45) _____ in conjunction with the TUC, with the aim of listing every
asbestos-carrying building in the country

A. red
A. least
A. taken
A. Remark
A. location
A. expression
A. methods
A. presence
A. asserting
A. propelled

B. white
B. furthest
B. put
B. Think
B. point
B. detections
B. prosecutions
B. company
B. assuming
B. terminated

C. green
C. few
C. made
C. Dwell
C. place
C. expansion
C. regulations
C. residence
C. supposing
C. launched

D. black
D. most
D. laid
D. Comment
D. cause
D. exposure
D. principles
D. attendance
D. anticipating
D. embarked

Read the following extract from an autobiography and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer to each of the questions from 46 to 55.
There was nothing unusual about Wellington Street, or so I thought as I was growing up. The cobbled street, one
of four identical streets next to each other, was calm, apart from the occasional sound of raised voices from the pub on
the corner. Everybody said hello to each other, although rarely much more than that. It was the kind of street that in
the past had covered the whole of the north-west of England, affordable housing for the workers, the kind of street that
used to be the heart of a community. Now it was a relic, unchanged while the modern world went on around it.
The first time I got a sense that my childhood world was not going to remain the same forever was when a letter
arrived from the local council saying that a meeting was being held locally to discuss the development of the area. I
remember wondering why areas had to be developed and I asked my father. He said that people just liked changing
things for the sake of it but my mum interrupted him and explained that the houses needed modernizing. Even then I
could see this as another move in their ongoing argument about money and location. Mum, with her keen sense of
social position and always very aware of what the neighbours thought, wanted to move into a better house, which Dad
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The evening of the meeting came around and my dad and I went along. It had already started when we got there
and one of the councilors was trying to explain the plans, although the general reaction from the audience was far from
positive. I dont remember the details, but I remember some shouting, until finally one of our neighbours stood up and
said that he wasnt giving his permission for any of it. I remember the councilor saying then, We dont need
permission. Were telling you, not asking you.
The mood when we got home was tense. Although she tried to hide it, I think Mum was secretly quite pleased.
Dad sat and frowned at the TV for a while, before Mum brought him a cup of tea. I was surprised when it was he who
broke the silence after a minute or two and said, There are one or two nice places up around Ladybride. Mum said
nothing. She just sipped her tea and looked at me and smiled.
46. The writer describes the street as a place where _____.
A. people felt they were part of a community
B. people resisted the fast pace of motion life
C. everyone quietly got on with their own life
D. everyone could afford their own house
47. Streets of this kind had been built in the past because they were _____.
A. comfortable
B. long-lasting
C. traditional
D. cheap
48. What did the writer NOT understand when the letter arrived?
A. why things had to change
B. why his parents were arguing
C. who had organised the meeting
D. where they were going to live next
49. Why didnt the writers father want to move house?
A. He knew why the area had to be developed.
B. He didnt understand why they wanted to change things.
C. He didnt want to live in a modern house.
D. It would cost them more.
50. Why did the mothers mother want to move house?
A. She liked to impress other people.
B. She didnt like the neighbours.
C. She knew it would annoy the writers father.
D. She thought the local council would help.
51. During the meeting, most people were _____.
A. shocked by what they learned
B. unhappy about the proposals
C. sympathetic to the councilor
D. confused by the explanation
52. Why was the writer surprised by what his father said?
A. He knew that his father was watching television.
B. He thought that it would upset his mother.
C. He knew that what his father said was wrong.
D. He thought his mother would have made the suggestion.
53. According to the passage, who would make a final decision on the development of the area?
A. People in the area
B. The councilors
C. Home owners
D. The writers father
54. What would be the most suitable title for this extract?
A. An unhappy childhood B. A difficult marriage
C. The wrong decision
D. Changing times
55. It can be inferred from the passage that _____.
A. people at the meeting supported the plan to develop the area
B. everybody in the area wanted to modernize their house
C. the writer said that he didnt give permission for the development
D. the writers father finally agreed to move the house
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.

A. sincerity
A. nutrient
A. advantageous
A. architect
A. omelette

B. embarrassment
B. picturesque
B. vociferous
B. disrespect
B. gazette

C. reassurance
C. punctual
C. conscientious
C. dialect
C. baguette

D. biography
D. temporary
D. intravenous
D. retrospect
D. cassette

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
61. We still do not know how life appeared on Earth, but everything suggests that it _____ in the oceans.
A. should be born
B. be born
C. was born
D. had been born
62. When a country is at war young men are often _____ into the army.
A. forced
B. obliged
C. drafted
D. sent
63. Conservation of the environment must be taken seriously if future generations _____.
A. are going to survive
B. are to survive
C. will be surviving
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64. _____ amusing in parts, this book is unlikely to be a best-seller.

A. Although
B. As though
C. Regardless of
D. In spite of
65. That cant be _____ hanging in their living room; it must be a museum reproduction.
A. a real Picasso
B. one real Picasso
C. the real Picasso
D. real Picasso
66. Shes taking over from one of the tenants on the estate, _____ farms about forty hectares.
A. which
B. whose
C. who
D. that
67. Everybody _____ it for granted that I would pay for the meal, as I was the only one who would afford to.
A. made
B. put
C. took
D. got
68. She sat back in a _____ relaxed pose, her hands trembling slightly in her lap.
A. trickily
B. fraudulently
C. deceptively
D. deceitfully
69. Would you rather I _____ my holiday in June next year instead of later?
A. took
D. would take
C. am taking
D. am going to take
70. In Britain people without gardens often grow vegetables and flowers on their _____.
A. allotments
B. compounds
C. parks
D. beds
71. He has all the right _____ for the job.
A. degrees
B. certificates
C. diplomas
D. qualifications
72. Even the Geneva Convention, an international agreement that regulates _____, recognizes the need.
A. the treatment of prisoners of war
B. the war prisoners treatment
C. the prisoners of wars treatment
D. the prisoners treatment of war
73. Burglars tend to _____ away from building which are securely locked.
A. move
D. shy
C. walk
D. slip
74. The journey was quite difficult, but the travelers were _____ the worse for the experience.
A. none
B. neither
C. nor
D. not
75. The annual _____ with the school was a day out to a local glass factory.
A. expedition
B. journey
C. excursion
D. voyage
76. How did Bob get into such a mess?
I dont know why he is in trouble _____ the bare facts of the case.
A. he did all it to present
B. all he did was present
C. all he did to present was
D. it was all he did to present
77. Rarely have I visited _____ Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
A. as beautiful a city as
B. as beautiful as the city C. as a beautiful city as
D. as a city as beautiful as
78. If youre travelling in high season, its best to make hotel reservations _____ in advance.
A. right
B. soon
C. just
D. well
79. I hope Alice _____ for me when I retire in six years time.
D. will still work
A. is still working
B. is still going to work
C. will still be working
80. My clothes need ironing theyre _____.
A. folded
B. bent
C. creased
D. doubled
81. Compared with all other forms of transportation, the automobile remains the most highly _____ mode of
transportation between cities in the United States.
A. favoring
B. favored
C. favorable
D. favorite
82. _____, Id rather stay in tonight as I have some work to do.
A. In my view
B. Personally
C. In my idea
D. According to me
83. Shes a _____ person, even if she doesnt want to admit it, and she thinks that this year will be a bad one due to
our bad start.
A. supernatural
B. superficial
C. superfluous
D. superstitious
84. _____ was a bitterly cold one last January, but turned out to be a wonderful day despite the chill.
A. Davids and Victoria wedding day
B. David and Victoria wedding day
C. Davids and Victorias wedding day
D. David and Victorias wedding day
85. _____ fly about in swarms eating green they can find.
A. Caterpillars
B. Bees
C. Locusts
D. Moths
86. If youve got measles, your skin is covered in _____.
A. stains
B. dots
C. blots
D. spots
87. It was a long time before it _____ on me that she was your sister.
A. dawned
B. flashed
C. struck
D. broke
88. The child sat in the middle of the floor and _____ refused to move.
A. distinctly
B. decisively
C. totally
D. flatly
89. Where is Martha? _____ all over, she decided to go to bed.
A. Ached
B. Aching
C. Having ached
D. Being ached
90. The climb _____ have been exhausting, but the view from the top made it well worthwhile.
A. would
B. should
C. can
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91. The death _____ in the earthquake has been put at over one thousand.
A. toll
B. rate
C. loss
D. damage
92. The _____ course will explore classic novels of the 19th and 20th century.
A. literary
B. literal
C. literature
D. literate
93. Its difficult these days for a young person to find a well-paid _____ job.
A. stable
B. eternal
C. reliable
D. permanent
94. There is _____ of human progress within the frontiers of France without progress in the field of all things
A. whatever not possibility B. whatever no possibility C. no whatever possibility D. no possibility whatever
95. Jane said she would see _____ the arrangements for the childrens party.
A. out
B. to
C. in
D. for
96. We saw how John stood up for the rule of law and thats why he _____ an award, she said.
A. was deserved to be given B. deserved being given
C. deserved to be given
D. was deserved being given
97. The cooking _____ was conducted by a famous chef.
A. exhibition
B. illustration
C. demonstration
D. experiment
98. From the middle of the table came a loud guffaw. _____, thought Sir James.
A. There goes my son
B. There my son goes
C. My son goes there
D. Goes there my son
99. His wifes commanding manner put everybody _____ her.
A. off
B. beyond
C. against
D. away
100. The grant will be paid in three equal _____ over the course of the year.
A. episodes
B. inversions
C. installments
D. occurrences
PHN T LUN (5 im)
A. Complete the passage below by writing one word in each gap.
Weather has a significant effect on all our lives, wherever we live. This is true, (1) _____ the nature of the
In some parts of the world, where it is hot and dry, people (2) _____ whether or not there will be enough rainfall
for the crops to (3) _____ and thrive. The population in such areas live with a constant (4) _____ of drought.
Other parts of the world (5) _____ from the opposite problems, especially at certain periods of the year.
Frequently it rains heavily and when it (6) _____ down for a long time there is a possibility of floods which can (7)
_____ great damage to property and even (8) _____ of life.
Snowy scenes always look very pretty and clean on (9) _____ cards. Those who lives in countries where heavy
snowfalls are (10) _____ will tell you that snow is not like this. When it (11) _____ to slush it becomes grey and most
Snow can (12) _____ driving conditions very difficult, especially when it forms deep snowdrifts, and it can also
be dangerous. Many people in areas where it (13) _____ a lot love to ski and the ski slopes also (14) _____ a lot of
visitors. However, from time to time the ski slopes are affected by avalanches and these can (15) _____ in tragedy.
B. Use the words given in capitals at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits in the space.
1. The first inhabitants of Iceland were a group of _____ families who settled on the island in AD 874. NORWAY
2. There was disagreement about whether the country needs to maintain a _____.
3. Hundreds of _____ from the war zone have arrived in the city and we are trying to find homes for them.
4. _____ patients are often given exercises to help prevent their muscles from becoming stiff.
5. It was this passion for fast cars that led to his _____ death at the age of 33.
6. Every effort is made to _____ any errors before the book is printed.
7. In a recent opinion poll, a majority of _____ were against nuclear weapons.
8. Her mouth is _____ lipsticked and her eyes are wide open with anticipation.
9. The script has a refreshing _____ and sparkle.
10. Its better to be an _____ and eat a variety of plant and animals in case there is a shortage of one particular kind of
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C. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before
1. Do you have a good relationship with your boss?
Are ________________________________________________________________________________________
2. There isnt much likelihood of it snowing today.
Its ________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Does he know enough English to get by in his job?
Is his ______________________________________________________________________________________
4. It was noticed because of his exclamation.
Had it ______________________________________________________________________________________
5. He can shout even louder but I still wont take any notice.
No ________________________________________________________________________________________
6. There wont be peace until free elections are held, he warned.
He warmed that only when _____________________________________________________________________
7. We very much regret the closure, although there really was no alternative.
Much ______________________________________________________________________________________
8. It is vital that people see that the system is changing.
The system must be ___________________________________________________________________________
9. The thought passed through his mind and the decision was taken a moment later.
The thought had no ___________________________________________________________________________
10. There is a widespread assumption that a drug overdose caused the soul musicians death.
The soul musicians death is ____________________________________________________________________
D. For each of the sentences below, write a new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence,
but using the word given. This word must not be altered in any way.

The child might have been drowned when he swam in the river alone.
No ones ever spoken to me like that before.
Few people came to the singers farewell concert.
Youre supposed to take the medicine every night for five nights.
The accusation that he had stolen the money was unfounded.


E. Write in 150 180 words giving your opinions on the following question.
Which are the most important subjects for young people to study at school and why?
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