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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 from 1 to 2.
Question 1: Given these constraints, we have no alternative but to suggest an improvised solution.
A. a complete B. a preplanned C. a permanent D. a proscribed
Question 2: The classroom was chaotic once the teacher left the room.
A. confused B. messy C. entertaining D. orderly
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in
the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions from 3 to 4.
Question 3: A. simply B. across C. common D. brother
Question 4: A. appropriate B. entertainment C. informality D. situation
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each
of the following questions from 5 to 7.
Question 5: The influence of the nation’s literature, art, and science have captured widespread attention.
Question 6: Some important discoveries about gravitation were made by Sir Isaac Newton, that
was a seventeenth century scientist.
Question 7: Abraham Lincoln was a good president and was self-educated, hardworking, and
always told the truth.
Read the following passage and then choose the most suitable word or phrase for each space from 8 to 12.
Education is now generally regarded as a basic human right. In most countries, children from 5-11 receive
(8)______ primary school education, and in others, they also receive secondary education during their adolescence.
However, there are some children who are entitled to go to school but whose parents prefer to homeschool them. In
some countries this is a growing (9) _____. In this essay I will explore the reasons for this development and the
advantages of both approaches.
First of all, in mainstream education, pupils not only gain knowledge in a range of academic subjects, but they
also learn valuable social (10)_____ such as cooperation and team work, which can be used in their adult life. Secondly,
staff have acquired qualifications which means they can use effective teaching methods. They can also set
benchmarks; in other words, they know exactly what children at different ages should be able to (11) _____.
Homeschooling, on the other hand, can allow a child to receive individual attention, develop at their own page
and also concentrate more as they will not have to deal with disruptive fellow students. Another point in favour of home
schooling is that more lessons may involve e-learning and the use of (12)_______media.
Continuous innovation in education is providing students with many learning options. If an option helps students
to be motivated, it should not be ruled out.
Question 8: A. urgent B. compulsory C. legal D. required
Question 9: A. choice B. population C. attitude D. trend
Question 10: A. skills B. manners C. qualities D. abilities
Question 11: A. achieve B. make C. succeed D. perform
Question 12: A. interactive B. mutual C. communicative D. relating
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to
each of the following questions from 13 to 15.
Question 13: It is expected that tax increases will be announced in tomorrow’s budget.
A. Tax increases is expected to announced in tomorrow’s budget.
B. They expect that tax increases are announced in tomorrow’s budget
C. They expected that tax will be increased in tomorrow’s budget.
D. Tax increases are expected to be announced in tomorrow’s budget.
Question 14: Of the people interviewed, all were in favour of the government’s proposal.
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A. No one was interviewed unless they thought the government's proposal was advantageous.
B. Only the people who weren't interviewed were against the government's proposal.
C. Everyone who was interviewed thought that the government's proposal was a good idea.
D. They only interviewed people who were positive about the government's proposal.
Question 15: It is certain that the suspect committed the crime.
A. The suspect must have committed the crime.
B. Certain commitment of the crime was that of the suspect.
C. The suspect was certain to commit the crime.
D. The suspect might have committed the crime.
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 from 16 to 17.
Question 16: Between you and me, so don’t tell anyone , I’m sure he’ll lose the election.
A. In truth B. In confidence C. In fact D. In conclusion
Question 17: If you text message when you are driving, you’re being criminally negligent.
A. careful B. lacking attention to duty
C. thinking deeply D. failing to perform
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 from 18 to 19.
Question 18: A number of suggestions were made at the meeting, but most of them were not very practical.
A. A number of suggestions were made at the meeting, but most of which were not very practical.
B. A number of suggestions were made at the meeting, most of them were not very practical.
C. A number of suggestions were made at the meeting, most of which were not very practical.
D. Most of the suggestions which were made at the meeting were not very practical.
Question 19: As he earned more money, Mike bought more clothes.
A. When Mike earned a lot of money, he bought more and more clothes.
B. The most money Mike earned, the most clothes he bought.
C. The more money Mike earned, the more clothes he bought.
D. The more money Mike earned, the better clothes he bought.
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 following questions from 20 to 26.
These stories of killer bees in the news in recent years have attracted a lot of attention as the bees have made their way
from South America to North America. Killer bees are reputed to be extremely aggressive in nature, although experts say that
their aggression may have been somewhat inflated.
The killer bee is a hybrid- or combination- of the very mild European strain of honeybee and the considerably more
aggressive African bee, which was created when the African strain was imported into Brazil in 1955. The African bees were
brought into Brazil because their aggression was considered an advantage: they were far more productive than their
European counterparts in that they spent a higher percentage of their time working and continued working longer in
inclement weather than did the European bees.
These killer bees have been known to attack humans and animals, and some fatalities have occurred. Experts point out,
however, that the mixed breed known as the killer bee is actually not at all as aggressive as the pure African bee. They also
point out that the attacks have a chemical cause. A killer bee stings only when it has been disturbed; it is not aggressive by
nature. However, after a disturbed bee stings and flies away; it leaves its stinger embedded in the victim. In the viscera
attached to the embedded stinger is the chemical isoamyl acetate, which has an odor that attracts other bees. As other bees
approach the victim of the original sting, the victim tends to panic, thus disturbing other bees and causing them to sting. The
new stings create more of the chemical isoamylacetate which attracts more bees and increases the panic level of the victim.
Killer bees tend to travel in large clusters or swarms and thus respond in large numbers to the production of isoamyl acetate.
Question 20: The subject of the preceding paragraph was most likely
A. the creation of the killer bee. B. ways of producing honey.
C. the chemical nature of killer bee attacks. D. stories in the media about killer bees.
Question 21: The main idea of this passage is that killer bees
A. have been in the news a lot recently.
B. have been moving unexpectedly rapidly through the Americas.
C. are a hybrid rather than a pure breed.
D. are not as aggressive as their reputation suggests.
Question 22: The word ‘inflated’ in paragraph 1could be best replaced by
A. aired B. burst C. exaggerated D. blown
Question 23: It can be inferred from the passage that the killer bee
A. did not exist early in the twentieth century.
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B. was carried from Africa to Brazil in 1955.
C. was a predecessor of the African bee.
D. travelled from Brazil to Africa in 1955.
Question 24: Why were African bees considered beneficial?
A. They produced an unusual type of honey. B. They hid from inclement weather.
C. They spent their time traveling. D. They were very aggressive.
Question 25: It is stated in the passage that killer bees
A. never attack animals. B. are less aggressive than African bees.
C. always attack African bees. D. are more deadly than African bees.
Question 26: What is NOT mentioned in the passage as a contributing factor in an attack by killer bees?
A. An odorous chemical B. Disturbance of the bees
C. Inclement weather D. Panic by the victim
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 following questions from 27 to 34.
Two-lane highways, like the railways before them, seemed capable of making or breaking a community in the 1920s. The
automobile was every American’s idea of freedom, and the construction of hard-surface roads was one of the largest items of
government expenditure, often at great cost to every thing else, including education.
American car registrations rose from one million in 1913 to ten million in 1923. Automobile sales in the state of Michigan
outnumbered those in Great Britain and Ireland combined. By 1927, Americans were driving some twenty-six million
automobiles, one car for every five people in the country.
The 1920 U.S. Census revealed that for the first time in history more people lived in cities than on farms, and they were
leaving the farm and reaching the city by automobile. The growth of roads and the automobile industry made cars the lifeblood
of the petroleum industry and a major customer of the steel factories. Cars also caused expansions in outdoor recreation and
tourism and related industries-service stations, roadside restaurants, and motels. After World War two, the automobile industry
reached new heights, and new roads led out of the city to the suburbs, where two-car families transported children to
shopping malls and segregated schools.
In 1956 Congress passed the Interstate Highway Act, the peak of a half-century of frenzied road building at government
expense and the largest public works program in history. The result was the Interstate Highway System, a network of federally
subsidized highways connecting major urban centers. Two-hour commutes, traffic jams, polluted cities, and Disneyland
became standard features of American life. Like almost everything else in the 1950s, the construction of interstate highways
was justified as a national defense measure.
The predominance of private transportation was guaranteed by the federal government. Between 1945 and 1980, 75
percent of federal funds of transportation were spent on highways, while a scant one percent went to buses, trains, or
subways. Even before the Interstate Highway System was built, the American bias was clear – which is why the United States
has the world’s best road system and nearly its worst public transit system.
Question 27: What does the passage mainly discussed?
A. Expansion of the automobile industry
B. The automobile as a ticket to freedom
C. The importance of roads in American life
D. The construction of roads in the 1920s
Question 28: The word “those” in bold in paragraph 2 refers to
A. car sales B. car owners C. car registrations D. automobiles
Question 29: It can be inferred from paragraph 2 that
A. more cars were sold in Michigan than any other state.
B. America’s passion for cars grew in the 1920s.
C. most people in Ireland could not afford to buy cars.
D. car registration became requited in the early 1920s.
Question 30: The word “frenzied” in bold in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to
A. disorganized B. violent C. intense D. systematic
Question 31: According to the passage, which of the following was NOT true?
A. The automobile industry grew rapidly after World War Two.
B. More Americans lived in rural than in urban areas in 1920.
C. The government said interstate highways were good for national defense.
D. There was one car for every five Americans in 1927.
Question 32: According to the passage, the growth in the number of automobiles influenced all of the following
A. subway fares B. suburban shopping malls
C. tourism D. the petroleum industry
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Question 33: The word “scant” in bold in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to
A. necessary B. more realistic C. usually adequate D. barely sufficient
Question 34: It can be inferred from the passage that
A. Americans value private automobiles over public transportation.
B. the federal government usually subsidizes major industries.
C. the government considers roads more expensive than education.
D. the United Sates needs a better public transit system.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
questions from 35 to 46.
Question 35: In the past, the trip was very rough and often dangerous, but things _______ a great deal in the last
hundred and fifty years.
A. change B. will change C. changed D. have changed
Question 36: It is _______ education that can make life of people in developing countries less miserable.
A. an B. the C. a D. Ø
Question 37: The faster we walk, _________ we will get there.
A. the more soon B. the soon C. the sooner D. the soonest
Question 38: Could you please tell me _________?
A. It is how far to the nearest bus stop B. how far to the nearest bus stop is it
C. how far it is to the nearest bus stop D. how far is it to the nearest bus stop
Question 39: More than ten victims _______ missing in the storm last week.
A. are reported to have been B. are reported to be
C. are reporting to have been D. are reporting to be
Question 40: We will be sitting for our final examination in the last week _______ May.
A. on B. of C. in D. for
Question 41: It is often a good idea to start with small, easily _______ goals.
A. achievement B. achievable C. achieve D. achiever
Question 42: The college offers both _______ and professional qualifications.
A. experience B. requirement C. government D. academic
Question 43: Didn’t they _________ sign of the “No Camping” sign?
A. catch B. keep C. take D. have
Question 44: A ________ is an official document that you receive when you have completed a course of study or
A. subject B. vocation C. certificate D. grade
Question 45: As the managing director was dictating the letter, his secretary _________ what he was saying in
A. took on B. took down C. took off D. took up
Question 46: The child hurt himself badly when he fell ________the bedroom window.
A. out of B. down C. out from D. over
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to each of the
following exchanges from 47 to 48.
Question 47: John: Congratulations! You did great. Mary: ___________.
A. You’re welcome. B. That’s okay.
C. It’s nice of you to say so. D. It’s my pleasure.
Question 48: John: Do you mind if I use your phone? Mary: _______.
A. Certainly, it’s true. B. Not at all. Help yourself.
C. You can say that again. D. Sorry. I have no idea.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the
pronunciation of the underlined part in each of the following questions from 49 to 50.
Question 49: A. developed B. concerned C. maintained D. raised
Question 50: A. grade B. indicate C. average D. application

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