Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 1: _____ that Marie was able to retire at the age of 50.
A. So was her successful business,
Question 2: – “Can I carry these suitcases into the room for you?” – “______”
A. You can’t, I think!
Question 3: My mother ______ me against staying late night after night to prepare for exams.
Question 4: She must have been sleepless last night. Otherwise, her eyes _______ so bloody now.
A. won’t look
Question 5: I’ve never really enjoyed going to the ballet or the opera; they’re not really my ______.
Question 6: After we each had been assigned an installment part of the project, we came back to our _______ section.
Question 7: Before you start cooking, you should gather together all the necessary _________.
Question 8: The last person _____ will have to turn off the lights.
Question 9: This shirt is ______ that one.
A. a bit less expensive
Question 10: My friend bought ___________ from a shop on Tran Phu street.
Question 11: The new manager found the situation so complicated that he couldn’t see the wood for the _________.
Question 12: A: I think it is a good idea to have three or four generations living under one roof. B: _________ Family members can help each other a lot.
A. It’s not true.
Question 13: Ann: How well you are playing, Peter! Peter: _________.
A. Say it again. I like to hear your words
Question 14: The teacher as well as his students____________ at the school meeting yet.
Question 15: “Why wasn’t your boyfriend at the party last night?” – “He ______ the lecture at Shaw Hall. I know he very much wanted to hear the speaker.”
A. may have attended
Question 16: “We’d better __________ if we want to get there in time.”
Question 17: Nowadays, most students use _______ calculators in their studies and examinations.
Question 18: It is essential that Alice __________ about his responsibilities in the meeting tomorrow.
Question 19: The use of computers aids in teaching, __________ the role of teachers is still very important.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Within a week on display at the exhibition, the painting was hailed as a masterpiece.
A. a down- to – earth work of art
B. an excellent work of art
Deer like figures made from willow shoots are the oldest evidence of human habitation in the Grand Canyon.
He drives me to the edge because he never stops talking.
I think we can safely say now that we have got our money back, we are home and dry.
A. have got home dry
B. have been successful
Roget’s Thesaurus, a collection of English words and phrases, was originally arranged by the ideas they express rather than by alphabetical order.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part 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 show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
The longest mountain range, the Mid-Atlantic Range, is not hardly visible because most of it lies under the ocean.
Establishing in 1984 for students who wanted to study art and music subjects, LaGuardia was the first public school of its kind.
The abilities to work hard, follow directions, and thinking independently are some of the criteria for success in the workplace.
The old woman cannot remember the place which she kept her savings.
I think she will be suitable for the work because she has been working like a teacher for a long time.
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 question below.
We find that bright children are rarely held back by mixed-ability teaching. On the contrary, both their knowledge and experience are enriched. We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming pupils. It does not take into account the fact that children develop at different rates. It can have a bad effect on both the bright and the not-so-bright child. After all, it can be quite discouraging to be at the bottom of the top grade!
Besides, it is rather unreal to grade people just according to their intellectual ability. This is only one aspect of their total personality. We are concerned to develop the abilities of all our pupils to the full, not just their academic ability. We also value personal qualities and social skills, and we find that mixed-ability teaching contributes to all these aspects of learning.
In our classroom, we work in various ways. The pupils often work in groups; this gives them the opportunity to learn to co-operate, to share, and to develop leadership skills. They also learn how to cope with the personal problems as well as learning how to think, to make decisions, to analyze and evaluate, to communicate effectively. The pupils learn from each other as well as from the teachers.
Sometimes the pupils work in pairs; sometimes the work on individual tasks and assignments, they can do this at their own speed. They also have some formal class teaching when this is appropriate. We encourage our pupils to use the library, and we teach them the skills they need in order to do this effectively. An advanced pupil can do advanced works; it does not matter what age the child is. We expect our pupils to do their best, not their least, and we give them every encouragement to attain this goal.
Question 32: In the passage, the author’s attitude towards “mixed-ability teaching” is ________.
The phrase “held back” in paragraph 1 means ______.
A. prevented from advancing
B. forced to study in lower class
Question 34: The author argues that a teacher’s chief concern should be the development of the pupils’ _________.
A. learning ability and communicative skills
B. intellectual abilities
Question 35: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Group work provides the pupils with the opportunity to learn to be capable organizers
Question 36: The author’s purpose of writing this passage is to _________.
Question 37: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
C. It’s not good for a bright child to find out that he performs worst in a mixed-ability class
Question 38: According to the passage, which of the following is an advantage of mixed-ability teaching?
Question 39: Which of the following statements can best summarize the main idea of the passage?
Question 40: According to the passage, “streaming pupils” ______.
Question 41: According to the author, mixed-ability teaching is more preferable because _______.
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 following questions
Throughout history people have always communicated with one another, not only by speech but also by movements of the hands and body. It is, however, only (42) ______ the last few years that these aspects of communication have been studied at all widely. This type of communication is known as body language or non-verbal communication.
People sometimes wonder (43) ______ you can learn how body language works. It is of course possible to read books on the subject but you also need to (44) ______ time observing people’s movements. A railway station is a particular good place for such observation, as here people can be seen openly expressing eagerness, sorrow, delight, impatience and many other human emotions by (45) _____ of movement.
If you turn down the sound on your television set and try to understand (46) _____ is happening simply by watching the picture you will learn even more about communication (47) _____ words. By turning the sound back up every five (48) ______ or so, it is possible to check how accurate your (49) ______ is.
Having studied the art of body language you will have a definite (50) ______ at a boring party. You will be able to sit on your own for the whole evening and thoroughly enjoy yourself by both watching (51) ______ interpreting the body language of all the other people there.
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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 following questions.
Long before they can actually speak, babies pay special attention to the speech they hear around them. Within the first month of their lives, babies’ responses to the sound of the human voice will be different from their responses to other sorts of auditory stimuli. They will stop crying when they hear a person talking, but not if they hear a bell or the sound of a rattle. At first, the sounds that an infant notices might be only those words that receive the heaviest emphasis and that often occur at the ends of utterances. By the time they are six or seven weeks old, babies can detect the difference between syllables pronounced with rising and falling inflections. Very soon, these differences in adult stress and intonation can influence babies’ emotional states and behavior. Long before they develop actual language comprehension, babies can sense when an adult is playful or angry, attempting to initiate or terminate new behavior, and so on, merely on the basis of cues such as the rate, volume, and melody of adult speech.
Adults make it as easy as they can for babies to pick up a language by exaggerating such cues. One researcher observed babies and their mothers in six diverse cultures and found that, in all six languages, the mothers used simplified syntax, short utterances and nonsense sounds, and transformed certain sounds into baby talk. Other investigators have noted that when mothers talk to babies who are only a few months old, they exaggerate the pitch, loudness, and intensity of their words. They also exaggerate their facial expressions, hold vowels longer, and emphasizecertain words.
More significant for language development than their response to general intonation is observation that tiny babies can make relatively fine distinctions between speech sounds. In other words, babies enter the world with the ability to make precisely those perceptual discriminations that are necessary if they are to acquire aural language.
Babies obviously derive pleasure from sound input, too: even as young as nine months they will listen to songs or stories, although the words themselves are beyond their understanding. For babies, language is a sensory-motor delight rather than the route to prosaic meaning that it often is for adults.
Question 52: Which of the following can be inferred about the findings described in paragraph 2?
Question 53: According to the author, why do babies listen to songs and stories, even though they cannot understand them?
Question 54: The passage mentions all of the followings as the ways adults modify their speech when talking to babies EXCEPT ______________.
A. speaking with shorter sentences
B. giving all words equal emphasis
The word “diverse” is closest in meaning to ______________.
The word “They” refers to ______________.
Why does the author mention “a bell and a rattle”?
A. To contrast the reactions of babies to human and nonhuman sounds
B. To give examples of typical toys that babies do not like
C. To explain how babies distinguish between different nonhuman sounds
Question 58: What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word “emphasize” is closest in meaning to ______________.
Question 60: What point does the author make to illustrate that babies are born with the ability to acquire language?
The word “noted” is closest in meaning to______________.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.
Question 65: Collecting stamps from foreign countries is one of Jane’s interests.
→ Jane is__________________________________________________________________________.
interested in collecting stamps from foreign countries
Question 66: The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened.
→ No sooner _______________________________________________________________________.
had the plane left the airport than the accident happened
Question 67: He was so tired that he fell asleep before the end of the film.
He was too ______________________________________________________________________.
tired to see the end of the film
Question 68: I haven’t been to see them for over a year.