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Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently.

  1. A.  explained                     B. prepared                  C. disappointed                        D. interviewed
  2. A. honest                           B. forest                       C. pollute                     D. foreign

Choose the word that its main stress is placed differently from the others.

3. A. education                                    B. community              C. development           D. unbreakable

4. A. exciting                           B. important                 C. delicious                  D. beautiful

Choose the word (A, B, C or D) that best completes the sentence.

5.................. her five dresses, she likes the red one best.

A. Of                                       B. In                            C. From                       D. Among

6. The performing animals ________in iron cages.

A. be kept                                B. are kept                   C. are keep                  D. keep

7. I look forward to________ from you.

A. to hear                                 B. hear                         C. hearing                    D. to hearing

8. After a lot of difficulties, he ________ to open the door.

A. succeeded                           B. obtained                  C. realized                   D. managed

9. It seems that the world record for this event is almost impossible to ______.

A. meet                                    B. break                       C. compare                              D. balance

10. Jennifer Aniston, _________ is perhaps best known for her role in “Friends”, has also appeared in several major films.

A. that                                      B. who                                     C. whom                      D. which

  1. “ It was nice of you to give me the present. Thank you” Ben said to Mary.

Ben thanked Mary__________the present.

A. of giving him                                                          C. for giving him

B. it had been nice of her to give him                          D. that she had been nice to give him

12. This is the second time____________.

A. you are losing your door key                                              B. you've lost your door key

C. you were losing your door key                             D. your door key was lost by you

13. They see the outdoors as a                          activity, not a job opportunity.

A. exhausted                            B. international            C. recreational             D. volunteering

Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions

14. Unless you work harder, we will finish on time.

                    A                               B       C            D

15.Her sister knows how for prepare Chinese foods.

                           A             B       C                       D                                                          

16. I asked her whether was there a fridge in the kitchen.

           A               B             C                    D

Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges.

17. Daughter: “Dad! I have just won the first prize in the Olympic English Contest.”

      Father: “__________________”

             A. Congratulations!     B. That’s a good idea. C. Thank you.  D. I’d love to.

18. “Thanks for giving me a ride to work today.”

            “                       I was heading this direction anyway.”

            A. You don’t need to.  B. Yes, thanks.            C. No worries. D. I’d love to.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

19. Your failure is the consequence of not studying hard enough for the test.

       A.  cause                       B.  motive                C.  result                       D.  status

20. Sports and festivals form an integral part of every human society.

 A. essential                 B. delighted                     C. exciting                      D. informative

Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

21. The story told by the teacher amused children in the class.

     A. frightened                      B. jolted                           C. saddened                   D. astonished

22. She was disgusted at the way they treated their children.

       A. allergic to         B. delighted at      C. displeased with D. angry at

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

The University of Oxford, informally called "Oxford University", or simply "Oxford", (31) ______ in the city of Oxford, in England, is  the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is also considered as one of the world's leading (32) ______ institutions. The university traces its roots back to at least the end of the 11th century,  although the exact date of foundation remains unclear. Academically, Oxford is consistently ranked in the world's top ten universities. The University is also open  to overseas students, primarily from American universities, who may  enroll in study abroad programs during the summer months for more than a century, it has served as the home of the Rhodes Scholarship, (33) ______ brings highly accomplished students from a number of countries to study at Oxford as (34) ______ The University of Oxford is also a place where many talented leaders from all over the world used to study. Twenty-five British Prime Ministers attended Oxford, including Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. At (35) ______ 25 other international leaders have been educated at Oxford, and this number includes King Harald V of Norway and King Abdullah II of Jordan. Bill Clinton is the first American President to attend Oxford. Forty-seven Nobel  prize winners have studied or taught at Oxford.


23.  A. put                               B. placed                                 C. located                                D. stood

24.  A. learning                                    B. academic                             C. graduating                           D. scholar

25.  A. that                               B. where                                  C. whose                                  D. which

26. A. postgraduates                B. postgraduated                      C. postgraduation                     D. postgraduating

27. A. last                                B. least                                                             C. late                                      D. lately

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.

Although speech is the most advanced form of communication, there are many ways of communicating without using speech. Signals, signs, symbols, and gestures may be found in every known culture. The main function of a signal is to impinge upon the environment in such a way that it attracts attention, as for example, the dots and dashes of a telegraph circuit. Coded to refer to speech, the potential for communication is very great. Less adaptable to the codification of words, signs also contain meaning in and of themselves. A stop sign or a barber pole conveys meaning quickly and more difficult to describe than either signals or signs because of their intricate relationship with the receiver’s cultural perceptions. In some cultures, applauding in a theatre provides performers with an auditory symbol of approval. Gestures such as waving and handshaking also communicate certain cultural messages.

            Although signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are very useful, they do have a major disadvantage. They usually do not allow ideas to be shared without the sender being directly adjacent to the receiver. As a result, means of communication intended to be used for long distances and extended periods are based on speech. Radio, television, and the telephone are only a few

28. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?

A. Signs, Signals, and Symbols                                                B. Gestures

C. Communication                                                       D. Speech

29. What does the author say about speech?

A. That it is the only true form of communication.      B. That it is dependent upon the advances made by inventors.

C. That it is necessary for communication to occur.    D. That it is the most advanced form of communication.

30. Applauding was cited as an example of

A. a sign                                  B. a signal                    C. a symbol                             D. a gesture

31. Why were the telephone, radio, and TV invented?

A. Because people were unable to understand signs, symbols, and signals.

B. Because people wanted to communicate across long distances.

C. Because people believed that signals, and symbols were obsolete.

D. Because people wanted new forms of entertainment.

32. It may be concluded from this passage that

A. signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are forms of communication.

B. symbols are very easy to define and interpret.

C. only some cultures have signals and symbols.

D. waving and handshaking are not related to culture.

Rewrite the following sentences, using the provided word keep meaning as that of the root one.

33. My friend plays piano the brilliantly and she sings very well .

Not only ______________________________________________________________

34. Watching TV is not as important as doing homework.

Doing homework ______________________________________________________________

35. You have ridden a horse before, haven't you?

Have you______________________________________________________________

36. I'm quite happy to look after the baby for you.

I don't mind ______________________________________________________________

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word in capital

37. Why don’t you consider our suggestion before making official decision?  ( THINK OVER)


38. The bridge was so low that the bus couldn’t go under it. ( SUCH)


39. But for his help we wouldn’t have finished the project on time.    ( IF)


40. He spent all his money. He even borrowed some from me.  ( NOT ONLY)


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