Question 21: They asked me a lot of questions, __________ I couldn’t answer.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose stress differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
I received housing benefit when I was unemployed.
Before the interview, you have to send a letter of application and your résumé to the company.
GCSEs are not compulsory, but they are the most common qualifications taken by 14-16-year-old students.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
“That is a well-behaved boy whose behavior has nothing to complain about.”
Punctuality is imperative in your new job.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
The assumption that smoking has bad effects on our health have been proved.
I like the fresh air and green trees of the village which I spent my vacation last year.
The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is the name of a set of English qualifications, generally taking by secondary school students at the age of 15-16 in England.
Full-time jobs for men are declining, while more women are finding part- and full-time work. The result is declining social status for men so they lose their role as the sole financial provider.
I told him I’d prefer to walk, but he insisted to give me a lift.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 35 to 44.
You will make the interview process easier for the employer if you prepare relevant information about yourself. Think about how you want to present your (35)____, experiences, education, work style, skills, and goals. Be prepared to supplement all your answers with examples that support the statements you make. It is also a good idea to review your resume with a critical eye and (36) ____ areas that an employer might see as limitations or want further information. Think about how you can answer difficult’ questions (37) ____ and positively, while keeping each answer brief.
An interview gives the employer a (38)_____ to get to know you. While you do want to market yourself to the employer, answer each question with an honest (39) _____.
Never say anything negative about past experiences, employers, or courses and professors. Always think of something positive about an experience and talk about that. You should also be (40) ____. If you are genuinely interested (41) _____ the job, let the interviewer know that.
One of the best ways to show you are keen on a job is to demonstrate that you have researched the organization prior to the interview. You can also (42) ____ interest by asking questions about the job, the organization, and its services and products. The best way to impress an employer is to ask questions that build upon your interview discussion. This shows you are interested and (43) ____ close attention to the interviewer. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions in advance, but an insightful comment based on your conversation can make an even stronger statement. At the (44) _____ of an interview, it is appropriate for you to ask when you may expect to hear; from the employer.
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 questions from 45 to 54.
A survey is a study, generally in the form of an interview or a questionnaire, which provides information concerning how people think and act. In the United States, the best-known surveys are the Gallup poll and the Harris poll. As anyone who watches the news during campaigns presidential knows, these polls have become an important part of political life in the United States.
North Americans are familiar with the many “person on the street” interviews on local television news shows. While such interviews can be highly entertaining, they are not necessarily an accurate indication of public opinion. First, they reflect the opinions of only those people who appear at a certain location. Thus, such samples can be biased in favor of commuters, middle-class shoppers, or factory workers, depending on which area the news people select. Second, television interviews tend to attract outgoing people who are willing to appear on the air, while they frighten away others who may feel intimidated by a camera. A survey must be based on a precise, representative sampling if it is to genuinely reflect a broad range of the population.
In preparing to conduct a survey, sociologists must exercise great care in the wording of questions. An effective survey question must be simple and clear enough for people to understand it. It must also be specific enough so that there are no problems in interpreting the results. Even questions that are less structured must be carefully phrased in order to elicit the type of information desired. Surveys can be indispensable sources of information, but only if the sampling is done properly and the questions are worded accurately.
There are two main forms of surveys: the interview and the questionnaire. Each of these forms of survey research has its advantages. An interviewer can obtain a high response rate because people find it more difficult to turn down a personal request for an interview than to throw away a written questionnaire. In addition, an interviewer can go beyond written questions and probe for a subject’s underlying feelings and reasons. However, questionnaires have the advantage of being cheaper and more consistent.
Question 45: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The principles of conducting surveys
B. The importance of polls in American political life
C. The history of surveys in North America
Question 46: The word “they” in line 5 refers to ______.
Question 47: According to the passage, the main disadvantage of person-on-the-street interviews is that they.
A. reflect political opinions
Question 48: The word “precise” in line 8 is closest in meaning to ______.
Question 49: According to paragraph 3, which of the following is most important for an effective survey?
A. An interviewer’s ability to measure respondents’ feelings
B. Carefully worded questions
C. A sociologist who is able to interpret the results
Question 50: The word “exercise” in line 10 is closest in meaning to ______.
Question 51: The word “elicit” in line 12 is closest in meaning to ______.
Question 52: It can be inferred from the passage that one reason that sociologists may become frustrated with questionnaires is that ______.
Question 53: According to the passage, one advantage of live interviews over questionnaires is that live interviews ______.
Question 54: Which of the following terms is defined in the passage?
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 questions from 55 to 64.
Although most universities in the United States are on a semester system, which offers classes in the fall and spring, some schools observe a quarter system comprised of fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. The academic year, September to June, is divided into three quarters of eleven weeks each beginning in September, January, and March: the summer quarter, June to August, is composed of shorter sessions of vary length.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to the quarter system. On the plus side, students who wish to complete their degrees in less than the customary four years may take advantage of the opportunity to study year round by enrolling in all four quarters. In addition, although most students begin their programs in the fall quarter, they may enter at the beginning of any other quarters. Finally, since the physical facilities are kept in operation year round, the resources are used effectively to serve the greatest number of students. But there are several disadvantages as well. Many faculty complain that eleven-week term is simply not enough for them to cover the material required by most college coursed. Students also find it difficult to complete the assignments in such a short period of time.
In order to combine the advantages of the quarter system with those of the semester system some colleges and universities have instituted a three-term trimester system. In fourteen weeks, faculty and students have more time to cover material and finish course requirements, but the additional term provides options for admission during the year and accelerates the degree programs for those students who wish to graduate early.
Question 55: Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
Question 56: A semester system ______.
Question 57: How many terms are there in a quarter system?
Question 58: When is the academic year?
Question 59: The word “ customary” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by ______.
Question 60: When may students begin studying in a school that uses a quarter system?
Question 61: The word “them” in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
Question 62: The word “instituted” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
Question 63: Which of the following characteristics does NOT apply to trimesters?
Question 64: Where would this passage most probably be found?
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.
Question 65. Although he was very tired, he agreed to help me with my homework.
Tired as ________________________________________________________
he was, he agreed to help me with my homework
Question 66. The bus driver cannot be blamed for the accident in any way.
In no _____________________________________________________________.
way can the driver be blamed for the accident
Question 67. There is a rumour that the guy stole the car.
It is ________________________________________________________________.
rumoured that the guy stole it
Question 68. We didn’t go on holiday because we didn’t have enough money.
If we ______________________________________________________________.
had had enough money, we would have gone on holiday