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viTasan RkugGgr

Angkor City Institute

(Kg. Thom)

viBaasarRblg Mid-term muxviCa Core English


For the 2nd year students. 4th Generation 2006-2007 (Date 03. 9. 06) Score: 25% Period: 1h.30 Full marks: 100 pts Groups: Sat-Sun. I. Choose the correct form of verb in parentheses in the following sentences. 1. The teacher decided ...................the paper. a) accepting b) accepted c) to accept 2. They appreciate ......................this information a) to have b) had c) having 3. His father doesnt approve of his ....................to Europe. a) to go b) went c) going 4. We are eager....................to school in the fall. a) returning b) returned c) to return 5. Mary regrets ................... the one to have to tell him. a) being b) be c) to be II. Complete the text with the words from the box
exports enjoy immigrants huge

This country has quiet a small population, just 16 million, but the country is ......................... . The people are mainly of European descent, but there are also aborigines and a lot of South-east Asian ......................... . People live in towns on the coast, not so much in land, because it is so hot. They live a lot of their lives outdoors, and ....................sports, swimming, and having barbecues. This country..........................wine and wool. It has more than 60 million sheep. III. Listening My names Maurizio Celi. I .......................from Bologna, a city in the worth of Italy. Im a student at the University of Bologna. I also know a little Spanish, So I ...................... four languages. I....................the course a lot, but its really hard work. The course...........................three years ago. I ...................at home with my parents and my sister. My brother .................... to work in USA last year. After I graduate, I ..................... as a translator.

III. Select the part (A, B, C, or D) that is not acceptable in standard written English. 1) Evidence strongly (a. suggestion) that Cambodia has granted citizenship to a (b. wealthy) American retiree (c. facing) charges he abused (d. children) in Mexico and Thailand, according to documents and interviews. 2) On May 8, Thomas Frank White became Cambodian, according to a copy of Royal Decree 0506/220. A man with the same name, same (a. appearance), same birthday and same US- base lawyers is currently in a Mexican prison facing (b. accused) of sexually abusing 14 minors, according to media (c. reports), photographs and interviews with a lawyer representing some of his alleged (d, victims) in the US. 3) A review of Whites Cambodian citizenship (a. application) file also reveals (b. numerous) discrepancies-raising (c. questioning) about how rigorous the application ( d. process) is for obtaining a Cambodian passport. 4) Among the discrepancies, Whites stated address in Phnom Penh is a (a. rundown) motorcycle (b. repair) shop where the owners say they have never (c. hearing ) of him, and the NGO employer he lists on his citizenship application is not (d. registered ) with the local NGO coordinating body IV. PICK THE WORD OR PHRASE THAT MOST CLOSELY MATCHES THE MEANING OF THE WORD OR PHRASE IN PARENTHESES 1Exactly three months from today, the Cambodian government and the South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk (are due) to open the biggest cultural extravaganza ever helps here. a. are expensive b. are owed c. will need d. are expected 2.With a price tag of $6 million and a work force of about 10,000 people, the event is even expected to involve (creating) a $34 million power grid to bring electricity from Thailand to power the event in Siem Reap town. a. constructing b. painting c. destroying d. turning on 3. The goal? To attract (a minimum) of 300,000 Cambodian and foreign visitors during the 50 days of the Angkor-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2006, to be held from Nov 21 through Jan 9 along the new landscaped boulevard leading to Angkor park and outside the temples protected zone. a. as many as b. crowds c. at least d. investors 4. Though now in countdown mode, all is far from being in place. We are (working) as if we were fighting in a battlefield, said Yara Suos, vice chairman of the Joint Executive Secretariat for Cambodia and Gyeongsanbuk Province. q. killing b. laboring c. training d. at the office

viTasan RkugGgr
Angkor City Institute

(Kg. Thom)

viBaasarRblg Final muxviCa


Period: 1h.30 Groups: Sat-Sun.
I.

Core English

For the 2nd year students. 4th Generation 2006-2007 (Date 30. 9. 06) , Time: 1.30-3.00 pm. Score: 50%

Full marks: 100 pts

Listening :

The most romantic story I know is the way my parents (1)................... (meet). They (2)............ (travel) from London to Newcastle by train-it was quite a long journey in those day, and after a while they (3) ................(start) talking. They (4)...................... (discover) that they (5) ................ (have) a lot in common-both of them came from Newcastle, but both (6) ..................... (live) in London and both (7) ..................(go) home to see their families for Christmas. But the biggest coincidence was that both of them (8) .................. (train) to be journalists on big London newspapers. Mum (9)...................... (work) for the Times and dad for the Daily Mirror. Anyway, I dont know exactly what else they (10) .....................(talk) about, but they obviously got on well, and somehow during the journey they (11) ..................(fall) in love and (12)...............(decide) to get married. By the time they (13) ..................(reach) Newcastle, they (14)..................(be) already engaged! The wedding (15) ..................(be) about four weeks later, and amazingly they (16) ...................(be) still happily married, even after thirty years! II. Grammar Section: 2Choose the best verb form to complete the gaps. Then listen again and check your answers. The first time I (1) met/was meeting Julia was about eight years ago. Im Australian. but I(2) spent / was spending a few months over in Britain (3) I did /was doing some photographic work for Harry, an Australian friend of mine. Anyway, one really hot summer day, Harry and I (4) decided / were deciding to invite a whole group of people to his house for a barbecue, and Julia (5) arrived /was arriving first. Actually she was really early and we werent ready at all. I can still remember .....she was obviously a bit embarrassed ...so, anyway, I (6) started/was starting talking to her, asking her lots of questions, and, you know, (7) I thought / was thinking we (8) had / were having a good conversation when the other guests, (9) began / were beginning to arrive. In fact, much later, she (10) told / was telling me that when we (11 ) talked /were talking, she actually (12 ) thought / was thinking I was a bit rude, Australians are much more direct than English people, and she (13) hated / was hating all the questions. I (14) liked / was liking her immediately ... the only problem was the dress she (15) wore / was wearing it was this awful yellow colour that (16) didnt suit / wasnt suiting her at all. Luckily, though, I (17) didnt tell / wasnt telling her that!

III.

Grammar section:

Two words are italicized in each of the following sentences. One of the two is a finite verb; the other is not. Identify the verb and write it in the space provided at the right. EXAMPLE : The family ate dinner in the restaurant. es A. Nearly was Americas first Catholic bishop devoted most of her evening to study. wds of people waited restlessly at the airport. too late to do any thing about it. out 5,000 free blacks fought in the American Revolution. always sings her favorite song. The ethnic groups live in the continental United State The teachers teach many different subjects. needs his friends at the club meetings. cheering lasted for a good twenty minutes. III. Grammar Section:
In the first space provided at the right, state whether the verb italicized in each of the

........................ate............................... ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................. ............................................................ ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................ .............................................................

following sentences is transitive or intransitive, using the abbreviations v.t. and v.i. In the second space write the direct of the verb if there is one. EXAMPLE:
I walked down the street. The town paved the street. 1. He wrote in his notebook. 2. They went home early that right. 3.The food smelled good. Verb ________v.i______________ ________v.t______________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Object ____________________ ________street________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________

4. The dog smelled the bone in the bag. ________________________ 5. She wrote a report for the school board._______________________ 6. Mr. Smith was a trustee of the college.________________________ 7. He had plenty of money. ________________________

8. The groom said, I do. 9. The rabbi spoke too long.

________________________ _______________________

____________________ ____________________ ____________________

10. She waited several days for the message._______________________

V. Reading Section: A few days ago the British Government asked Susan Jones to write an article on poverty for one of their educational magazines. They wanted her to describe poverty and explain what causes it and how people can escape from it. They asked Susan because she was a good journalist. She had, moreover, been writing about social issues in various parts of the world for over twenty years. Susan herself was neither rich nor poor. She had, however, seen people who had been living in poverty all their lives and she had been socked by what she had seen. So when she was asked to write about poverty, she felt she had something to say and welcomed the opportunity to share experience. She also felt that the article would help her to sort out the complex thoughts and mixed felling that she had about poverty. Susan first saw poverty in west Bengal during the 1970s. She remembered returning home from India after her first trip and telling her husband, George, about the sentences of poverty she had retained in her memory ever since her time in Calcutta. The people she had met there had no money and no hope of ever having an income. They didnt have enough to eat and lived in conditions that were really horrible, but they themselves did. not appear to be miserable. Although they had nothing, they had welcomed Susan with gentle smiles and had seemed happy to share their experience with her. Susan wanted to help these brave people, but didnt know where to begin. They needed food, medicines and a clean environment, but more than these things, she felt that they needed to be able to help themselves and not have to depend on people like herself. She came to the conclusion that education might be the key to their problems. Susan was asked to write about poverty, because she was a good journalist, who had been ..... (a) travelling for over twenty years (b) writing articles for magazines (c) writing about social issues for more than twenty years (d) living in poverty all her life 2. Susan could describe poverty easily, because she............ (a) was neither rich nor poor (b) had seen it (c) had been shocked by it (d) had been asked to write about it
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3. It wasnt so easy for Susan to explain how poverty is.............. (a) caused (b) lived (c) shared (d) seen 4. Susan had first experienced poverty................... (a) when she returned home from India (b) in her own life (c) during in her time in Calcutta (d) after her first trip to India 5. The people Susan had met in Calcutta did not seem miserable because they... didnt have enough to eat (b) lived in horrible conditions had nothing (d) were kind to her Good Luck !