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PRACTICE TEST 5

Exercise 1: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of
the others.
1. A. maniac B. mad C. manual D. man
2. A. close B. prose C. disclose D. prove
3. A. archaic B. chivalry C. archive D. architect
4. A. provision B. conclusion C. pension D. precision
5. A. sacred B. ragged C. dogged D. abolished

Exercise 2: Choose the word whose stress is placed differently from that of the others
1. A minority B monument C minister D minimum
2. A ignite B igloo C ignorant D ignore
3. A abdomen B establish C abolish D accomplish
4. A historical B librarian C entertain D phenomenon
5. A eminent B elaborate C eloquent D element

Exercise 3: Choose the best answer to fill in each blank.


1. The grape is the ……………….., juicy fruit of a woody vine.
A. skin B. smooth-skinned C. smooth skin D. which is smooth
2. I find the way she keeps playing with her hair really…….
A. thrilled B. irritated C. thrilling D. irritating
3. The manager really wanted Anna to join the company, he believed she would be a
valuable…... to his team of sales people.
A. addition B. accumulation C. supplement D. appendage
4. When the ship docked at Hamburg, they found a ……….. in the hold.
A. gate-crasher B. stowaway C. interloper D. treepasser
5. Cheese and spinach pie is a traditional Greek …………...
A. cuisine B. food
C. course D. dish
6. I hadn’t been riding before and could barely ........... the horse at first .
A. get into B. get out of C. get on D. get off
7. Although Vicky looked pretty much the same after all those years, I noticed …..…. changes
which made her look even more beautiful than I remembered.
A. subtle B. sensitive C. fair D. joint
8. Yuck, this milk stinks! I think it’s gone……..
A. on B. up C. off D. down
9. When the bombing started, plans were made for an immediate …….. of the city.
A. vacation B. exodus C. departure D. evacuation
10. He came back with an answer as quick as a(n)………..
A. twinkling B. flash C. lightning D. express
11. That’s the last………! I’m leaving.
A. straw B. pain C. limit D. nuisance
12........................ chair the meeting.
A. John was decided to B. It was decided that John should
C. There was decided that John should D. John had been decided to
13. The …………..feeling at the meeting was that we should go ahead.

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A. predicted B. pre-eminent C. prefabricated D. predominant
14. I’m not surprised he became an author. Even as a child he had a …….. imagination
A. large B. vivid C. great D. bright
15. The tabloid newspapers, which are engaged in a ………., are all trying to print the most
sensational stories to improve sales.
A. circulation B. paper C. trading D. press
16. The look on his face when he attacked me was absolutely……..I’ll never forget it.
A. petrifying B. scaring C. fearing D. afraid
17. Don’t eat that cake! It’s ……………...
A. edible B. inedible C. unreliable D. reliable
18. This is every ……... of things going horribly wrong.
A. opportunity B. probablity C. chance D. opening
19. It appears that the hostages were not ……….. to any unnecessary suffering.
A. subjugated B. subverted C. subsumed D. subjected
20. Your work falls well……….. of the required standard.
A. under B. below C. short D. off

Exercise 4. Supply the correct form of the verb.


1. If there aren’t any tickets left when we reach the front of the queue, we (wait)
…………….all the time for nothing.
2. I haven’t decided yet about whether to buy a new car or a second hand one. But I
(think)………….. about it.
3. There (be)…………… any errors, let me know.
4. We have just got to the top in time. The sun (rise)………….. in a minute/
5. By midnight he (be)………… unconscious for forty-eight hours.
6. It (not be)…………… Anna who cooked that food. She was out all day yesterday.
7. It is highly desirable that from every product in regular production, samples
(withdraw)…………. periodically.
8. The portrait is widely known (paint)………….by an Italian.
9. Can you keep calm for a moment? You (always make)………..noise in class.
10. You (visit)………Aunt Mary while you were in Paris.
Your answers:
1 ………..………... 2…………...……….. 3…………..………
4 ………..………… 5………..…………… 6.……..……………
7. ………..………... 8. ………..…………… 9. ………..………… 10. ........................

Exercise 5. Supply the correct form of the word.


GROWING UP IN A BIG FAMILY
__________(LIKE) most people I have ever met, I grew up in a family of eight children.
As the eldest, I suppose I inherited a position with some benefits but also quite a few
_____________(ADVANTAGE). I never had a room of my own – so ___________ (PERSON)
space is something I've little experience of.On the other hand, our house was often so
____________(CHAOS), with children running in all __________(DIRECT), that we were able
to get away with a lot. Also, with seven brothers and sisters there was always the
________________(POSSIBLE) of something different to do. Needless to say, it was often
______________(EXTREME) difficult for Mum or Dad to get our

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_____________(ATTENTION). Sometimes if Mum wanted some help she would just call out
all eight names, ______________(REGARD) of who she really wanted, just to see who came
running. As children we often had _____________(ARGUE), but now that we're adults we get
on __________________(FANTASTIC) whenever we meet up.

Exercise 6. Choose ONE word to fill in all three sentences.


1. ……………….
 He was afraid that his revolutionary proposals would………… with a strong opposition from
hardliners.
 The Chinese factories were operating non stop churning out shoes to ……… the demand in
Europe and the US.
 With only 200 Dollars a month, the family struggled to make ends…….
2. ……………..
 The birds build their nests in early September and begin to …….their eager two weeks later,
always being on the lookout for the predators.
 The press speculated whether the new telecommunications company was going
to……..cables on the seabed to improve the existing system.
 One of my responsibilities at home is to…….the table in the evening.
3. …………………
 It’s irritating that they do nothing but…….. lies about our family. The whole village is about
to believe their incredible stories.
 Don’t allow the educational system to restrict your thinking abilities. I urge you
to………your wings and do things your way.
 He opened the jar, took out some jam with his knife and …….it evenly on the warm toast.
4. ……………
 Marijuana is not regarded as a……….drug. That’s why some countries are thinking of letting
people use it, at least for medical purposes.
 It’s ………to believe that there are no good people out there. I’m sure you can find some
good-natured individuals in this area.
 I’m trying to spare you learning things the………way. Follow my advice and you don’t need
to make mistakes.
5…………..
 The aim of this task is to………..your knowledge of vocabulary.
 The drug company has decided not to……..its products on animals in future.
 In order to……out his new theory, the scientist has taken over the university laboratory.

Exercise 7. Underline and correct the mistake in each sentence.


1. Families who are enough fortunate to own a historic home may be able to get restoration funds
from the government.
2. The first things a new international student must do include renting an apartment, registering
for classes, and to get to know the city.
3. When parents allow his children to spend many hours watching television, the children are not
likely to be physically fit.
4. Jessica is only an amateur, but she sings sweeter than most professionals.
5. Mrs. Adams was surprising gthat her son and his friend had gone to the mountains to ski.

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Exercise 8. Read the passage and use ONLY ONE suitable word to fill in each gap.
People who love camping often think of tents as their second home. Modern tents are both
lighter (1) …………more comfortable than (2)…….old canvas tents which our parents used.
They are often fitted with extra space which can be used (3)……..kitchens or for storing
equipment in bad weather. Some tents are big (4)………. for bicycles to be stored inside,
(5)……. others will only take a couple of rucksacks. Tents are generally classified (6)…….. the
number of people they will sleep in relative comfort. They range (7)……… the small single-
occupant variety, to the six-person tent (8)……… looks like a luxury home. How long tents last
is an important issue for people who use their tents (9)………. the year. Modern tents are
designed to last for years, (10)………. when used on a regular basis and in all weather. Being
waterproof is also essential, (11)…….. the modern tent is made (12)……. tough, high quality
fabrics and (13)………. double stitching and extra reinforcements. However, it is (14)………
that the more expensive the tent, the better it will be when compared to cheaper tents of a similar
design. People who use their tent only occasionally may well find that a lower-priced basic tent
is all (15)………..need.

Exercise 9. Read the passage. There are 7 sentences removed from the passage. Choose one
sentence from A-H to fit each gap from 1-7. There is one extra sentence you do not need.
CASA DE CRISTAL
He was invigilating the exam in the Casa de Cristal, a huge glass-fronted building on the edge of
the city used twice-yearly as an examination centre. It was a cold December day and the heating
had broken down. With their coats and scarves pulled tightly round them, the four hundred or so
candidates struggled to forget the temperature and focus their attention instead on the four
examination papers which could take them most of the day to complete. 0. H However, no
obvious improvement was ever made.
The job of invigilator was not one he particularly enjoyed, but it earned him some much-needed
cash before the approaching Christmas holidays. As well as patrolling a small part of the large
examination room, answering questions and discouraging cheats, he had to carry out a number of
administrative duties. 1. … And then, of course, there were the question papers to hand out and
answers to take in. It was all rather dull, but it made a change from the rigours of teaching.
To relieve the boredom he set himself several simple arithmetical tasks to perform. 2. … This
helped to pass the time and made the whole thing more bearable. Now and again he would walk
up and down the aisles, giving out rough paper, reminding candidates to use pens rather than
pencils and picking up items which had been dropped on the floor.
He was walking back up the exam room in his soft shoes when he caught her. 3. … The
candidates were now on the third paper, which tested English grammar and vocabulary, and as
he neared her desk from behind, he could hardly believe what he saw. He had heard of some
ingenious methods of cheating but nothing like this. 4. … She was now looking down at the back
of her exposed leg, which was covered with several columns of phrasal verbs and their
translations, copied out onto her skin in fine blue ink. Suddenly, she felt his presence behind her
and she pulled the trouser leg down to her ankle and looked round.
5. … Then she blushed, acutely embarrassed but also uncomfortably aware of the possible
consequences of having been found out and she looked away to contemplate her fate. None of
the other candidates seemed to have noticed what was happening, which gave him time to decide
how best to deal with the situation. 6. … But this was not a course of action he had considered
and as he asked her to accompany him to the front, he noticed the tears forming in her eyes.

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A. The girl was wearing loose fitting trousers and had pulled one of the trouser legs up as far as
the knee.
B. He counted the number of separate window panes, worked out the most popular colour for
coats (blue) and calculated the ratio of females to males in the room.
C. There were lists of names to make, seating plans to draw and identity papers to check.
D. This brief delay gave her hope that he might turn a blind eye and forget he had seen anything.
E. She had obviously not heard him approaching.
F. They had only been writing for some 20 minutes when he received the first complaint.
G. For a brief moment they stared at each other in disbelief, neither one of them quite sure what
to do next.
H. The cold was terrible and the caretaker of the building had assured him that a heating engineer
was trying to solve the problem.

Exercise 10: Read the text and decide which word best fits each blank by circling the letter
A, B, C or D.

A PLACE WITH A DIFFERENCE

This is a place where people of all (0) __A__can come and be entertained and never want to (1)
….. . It is Disneyland, (2)….. outside Paris, especially (3) ….. to provide the best for Europe and
the (4) …… of its new guests. The park is (5) ….. into five areas, each one representing a special
theme. (6) ….. in a film, the (7) ….. are taken along through a series of magical sets to relive the
past, even (9) ….. visit wonderful faraway places (8) ….. of excitement and fantasy, and into the
future. The trees that have been (10) ….. around the park protect the guest from the real world
outside. The resort area, beyond the park, has six hotels to suit the needs of every guest. In (11)
….. to these six hotels there are campsites and fully equipped caravans for rental. There is no
(12) ….. of sporting opportunities and, besides many health clubs in the actual hotels, there is a
variety of fascinating nature trails you may (13) ….. to follow. The Disneyland Resort is easily
(14) …..by road or rail. Whichever way you choose to arrive, you will be (15) ….. enough to
enjoy all the wonderful things that the park has to offer.

1 A leave B go C depart D set off

2 A nearly B almost C just D recently

3 A composed B created C consisted D placed

4 A rights B demands C consideration D dealings

5 A shared B distributed C calculated D divided

6 A Whereas B Unless C As if D Wherever

7 A staff B guests C members D teams

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8 A full B crowded C complete D packed

9 A look B go C run D turn

10 A dug B planted C grown D stuck

11 A answer B reply C debt D addition

12 A supply B shortage C amount D quantity

13 A expect B hope C wish D order

14 A contacted B arrived C reached D entered

15 A relaxed B unhurried C easy D lazy

Exercise 11. Read the passage and choose the best answer.
While many nineteenth–century reformers hoped to bring about reform through education or by
eliminating specific social evils, some thinkers wanted to start over and remark society by
founding ideal, cooperative communities. The United States seemed to them a spacious and
unencumbered country where models of a perfect society could succeed. These communitarian
thinkers hoped their success would lead to imitation, until communities free of crime, poverty,
and other social ills would cover the land. A number of religious groups, notably the Shakers,
practiced communal living, but the main impetus to found model communities came from
nonreligious, rationalistic thinkers. Among the communitarian philosophers, three of the
most influential were Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, and John Humphrey Noyes. Owen,
famous for his humanitarian policies as owner of several thriving textile mills in Scotland,
believed that faulty environment was to blame for human problems and that these problems
could be eliminated in a rationally planned society. In 1825, he put his principles into practice at
New Harmony, Indiana. The community failed economically after a few years but not before
achieving a number of social successes. Fourier, a commercial employee in France, never
visited the United States. However, his theories of cooperative living influenced many American
through the writings of Albert Brisbane, whose Social Destiny of Man explained
Fourierism and its self-sufficient associations or “phalanxes”. One or more of these phalanxes
was organized in very Northern state. The most famous were Red Bank, New Jersey, and
Brook Farm, Massachusetts. An early member of the latter was the author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Noyes founded the most enduring and probably the oddest of the utopian communities,
the Oneida Community of upstate New York. Needless to say, none of these experiments had
any lasting effects on the patterns.of American society.
1. The main topic of the passage is……..
A. nineteen-century schools. B. American reformers
C. the philosophy of Fourierism D. model communities in the nineteenth.
2. Which of the following is not given in the passage as one of the general goals of
communitarian
philosophers?
A. To remake society B. To spread their ideas throughout the United State

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C. To establish ideal communities D. To create opportunities through education.
3. The Shakers are mentioned in paragraph 1 as an example of…….
A. a communal religious group B. radical reformers
C. rationalistic thinkers D. an influential group of writers.
4. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word impetus in paragraph 1?
A. Stimulus B. commitment C. Drawback D. Foundation.
5. The “phalanxes” described in paragraph 2 were an idea originally conceived by….
A. Albert Brisbane B. Robert Owen C. Charles Fourier D. John Humphrey Noyes
6. Why does the author mention Nathaniel Hawthorne in paragraph two?
A. He founded Brook Farm in Massachusetts.
B. He was a critic of Charles Fourier.
C. He wrote a book that led to the establishment of model communities.
D. He was at one time a member of the Brook Farm community.
7. Which of the following communities lasted longest?
A. New Harmony B. The Oneida Community C. Red Bank D. Brook Farm
8. The word oddest in paragraph 2 is closest meaning to which of the following?
A. Earliest B. Most independent C. Largest D. Most unusual
9. The author implies that, for readers, the conclusion of the paragraph is..........
A. obvious B. surprising C. absurd D. practical
10. Why did the author probably divide the passage into two paragraphs?
A. To compare nineteenth-century reforms with twentieth-century reforms.
B. To present an overview of a concept in the first paragraph and specific examples in the
second.
C. To contrast the work of utopian thinkers with that of practical reforms.
D. To give the causes for a phenomenon in the first paragraph and its consequences in the second

Exercise 12. Rewrite the following sentences in such a way that the second sentence has the
same meaning as the first one .
1. We have never seen more people turn to the traditional herbal remedies than now.
It's _____________________________________________________________
2. The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of the Prime Minister.
Had it not ________________________________________________________
3. They have reported that the number of people using acupuncture is increasing.
The number of ____________________________________________________
4. "Let's go out for a change," said Andrew.
Andrew suggested _________________________________________________
5. Their dog was so fierce that nobody would visit them.
They had ________________________________________________________

Exercise 13. Rewrite the following sentences with the given words in such a way that the
second sentence has the same meaning as the first one. Do not change the form of the word
in brackets.
1. She was going to hand in her notice when the boss decided to promote her (point)
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2. It is certain that he will compensate you for the damage he has done. (bound )
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3. Minh Anh realized something terrible had happened as soon as he saw Huong crying. (aware)
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4. It was proposed that a new orphanage should be built. (forward)
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5. The elections take place next Sunday. (scheduled)
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6. I believe there will be economic crisis soon. (estimation)
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7. According to the Director, he is bound to be offered the position. (doubt)
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8. My boss says that I can use his car whenever I want to, so long as I am careful. (disposal)
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9. The news was a shock to us. (aback)
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10. Huy realized he could never be an architect. (cut)
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