Mark A, B, C or D to indicate the word that differs from pronunciation in each of the following questions
Question 1: A. adventure B. future C. mature D. figure
Question 2: A. young B. plough C. couple D. cousin
Mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions
Question 3: A. difficulty B. simplicity C. discovery D. commodity Question 4: A. obligatory B. geographical C. international D. undergraduate
Mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each the following question.
Question 5: The librarian told us not _________ reference books out of the library.
A. taking B. to take C. take D. took Question 6: In Vietnam, two or more ________ may live in a home.
A. generations B. generous C. generation D. generators Question 7: __________ candidates are likely to succeed in job interviews.
A. Nervous B. Self-conscious C. Self-doubt D. Self-confident
Question 8: Minh : "My first English test was not as good as I expected " Thomas : " _________."
A. Good Heavens! B. Never mind, better job next time! C. That's brilliant enough! D. It's okay . Don't worry.
Question 9: The ground is wet. It ________ rained last night.
A. must B. must have C. may have D. might have
Question 10: There are several means of mass communication. The newspaper is one. Television is ______.
A. another B. other C. the another D. the other.
Question 11: If you _______ less last night, you _______ so bad today.
A. had drunk- would not have felt B. drank- would not feel C. had drunk- would not feel D. would have drunk- would not feel Question 12: I can’t sleep ________ the hot weather.
A. because of B. as C. because D. since
13: British and Australian people share the same language, but in other respects they are as different as ______.
A. cats and dogs B. chalk and cheese C. salt and pepper D. here and there
Question 14: The boy was sent to the police because of several ________ that he had taken part in.
A. set-to B. set-toes C. sets-to D. set-tos
Question 15: I just can't ______ that noise any longer!
A. put up with B. stand in for C. sit out D. stand up to
Question 16: ______ should a young child be allowed to play with fireworks without adult supervision.
A. Under no circumstances B. No sooner than C. Always D. Only when Question 17: Nobody phoned while I was out, ________?
A. wasn’t I B. was I C. did they D. didn’t they Question 18: _________ migrate long distances is well documented.
A. That it is birds B. That birds C. Birds that D. It is that birds Question 19.
_________big ear he’s got!
A. What B. What a C. How D. Such
Question 20. Hello Brian. It
_____me to see you in good health again.
A. enjoys B. favours C. appreciates D. pleases
Read the following passage and mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Deep sleep is very important for everybody. The actual amount of sleep you need depends largely (21) _______ your age. A young child ought to sleep ten to twelve hours, and a teenager need to sleep for about nine hours during the night. Adults differ a lot in their sleeping (22)_______. For most of them, seven to eight hours a night is enough to help them function at their best during daytime, but some people sleep longer, while others manage with only four hours.
It is not the number of hours in bed that is important – it is the quality of those hours to sleep. For a good night, having a comfortable (23) ______ to sleep is very significant. Also, there should be (24) ______ of fresh air in the room. A warm drink sometimes helps people fall into sleep more quickly although it is not a good idea to drink coffee immediately before going to bed.
If you have to travel a very long distance, try to go to bed earlier than usual the day before the (25) _______. This will help you to feel more rested when you arrive.
Question 21. A. on B. to C. in D. of
Question 22. A. actions B. ways C. habits D. manners Question 23. A. place B. part C. position D. point
Question 24. A. many B. several C. plenty D. much
Question 25. A. visit B. journey C. voyage D. call
Mark A,B,C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSLEST in meaning to the underlined words in each of the following sentences.
Question 26: “It is a really difficult matter to decide how to solve now. I will need time to think it over”.
A. to think out of time B. to make it better C. to make up for it D. to sleep on it
Question 27: “He insisted on listening to the entire story”.
A. part B. funny C. whole D. interesting
Mark A, B C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 28: The skin receives nearly the third of the blood pumped out by the heart.
A B C D
Question 29: I had my motorbike repair yesterday but now it still doesn’t work.
A B C D
Question 30: If you are working with young children in a primary school, you will find that teaching
A B C
lively songs and rhymes are very popular.
Read the following passage and mark A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
A recent survey of crime statistics shows that we are all more likely to be burgled now than 20 years ago and the police advise everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect their homes.
The first fact is that burglars and other intruders prefer easy opportunities, like a house which is very obviously empty. This is much less of a challenge than an occupied house, and one which is well-protected. A burglar will wonder if it is worth the bother.
There are some general tips on how to avoid your home becoming another crime statistic. Avoid leaving signs that your house is empty. When you have to go out, leave at least one light on as well as a radio or television, and do not leave any curtains wide open. The sight of your latest music centre or computer is enough to tempt any burglar.
Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place. The first place a burglar will look is under the doormat or in a flower pot and even somewhere more 'imaginative' could soon be uncovered by the intruder. It is much safer to leave a key with a neighbour you can trust. But if your house is in a quiet, desolate area be aware that this will be a burglar's dream, so deter any potential criminal from approaching your house by fitting security lights to the outside of your house.
But what could happen if, in spite of the aforementioned precautions, a burglar or intruder has decided to target your home. Windows are usually the first point of entry for many intruders. Downstairs windows provide easy access while upstairs windows can be reached with a ladder or by climbing up the drainpipe. Before going to bed you should double-check that all windows and shutters are locked. No matter how small your windows may be, it is surprising what a narrow gap a determined burglar can manage to get through. For extra security, fit window locks to the inside of the window.
What about entry via doors? Your back door and patio doors, which are easily forced open, should have top quality security locks fitted. Even though this is expensive it will be money well spent. Install a burglar alarm if you can afford it as another line of defence against intruders.
A sobering fact is that not all intruders have to break and enter into a property. Why go to the trouble of breaking in if you can just knock and be invited in? Beware of bogus officials or workmen and, particularly if you are elderly, fit a chain and an eye hole so you can scrutinise callers at your leisure. When you do have callers never let anybody into your home unless you are absolutely sure they are genuine. Ask to see an identity card, for example.
If you are in the frightening position of waking in the middle of the night and think you can hear an intruder, then on no account should you approach the intruder. It is far better to telephone the police and wait for help.
Question 31: A well-protected house _________ .
A. is less likely to be burgled. B. is regarded as a challenge by most criminals.
C. is a lot of bother to maintain. D. is very unlikely to be burgled.
Question 32: According to the writer, we should ________ .
A. avoid leaving our house empty. B. only go out when we have to.
C. always keep the curtains closed. D. give the impression that our house is occupied when we go out.
Question 33: The writer thinks that hiding a key under a doormat or flower pot __________
A. is predictable. B. is useful. C. is imaginative. D. is where you always find a spare key.
Question 34: What word best replaces “desolate” in paragraph 4?
A. isolated B. populous C. dissatisfying D. depressing Question 35: What word best replaces “aforementioned” in paragraph 5?
A. foreseen B. predicted C. foresaid D. forethought
Question 36: According to the writer, window locks, security locks and burglar alarms ________
A. cost a lot of money but are worth it. B. are good value for money.
C. are luxury items. D. are absolutely essential items.
Question 37: The writer argues that fitting a chain and an eye hole _________
A. will prevent your home being burgled. B. avoids you having to invite people into your home.
C. is only necessary for elderly people. D. gives you time to check if the visitor is genuine.
Question 38: The best title for the text is _________
A. Increasing household crime. B. Protecting your home from intruders.
C. What to do if a burglar breaks into your home. D. Burglary statistics