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Question 1: Televisions are now an everyday feature of most households in the United States, and television viewing is the number one activity leisure .
Question 2: The flamingo constructs a cylindrical mud nest for its egg, which both parents care for it .
Question 3: The rapid growth of the world’s population over the past 100 years have led to a great increase in the acreage of land under cultivation.
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How men first learnt to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a (30) . All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thoughts and feelings, actions and things so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed (31) certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to represent those sounds, and which could be written down. These sounds, (32) spoken or written in letters, are called words. Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words that appeal powerfully to our minds and emotions. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literacy type. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can (33) his meanings in words which sing like music, and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should, therefore, learn to choose our words carefully, (34) they will make our speech silly and vulgar.
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.
If it’s raining tomorrow, we’ll have to postpone the match till Sunday.
We should find ways to improve our products in terms of quality and packaging.
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.
The government is encouraging everyone to save water by not washing their cars.
Don’t tease her; she is fragile.
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Until recently, hunting for treasure from shipwrecks was mostly fantasy; with recent technological advances, however, the search for sunken treasure has become more popular as a legitimate endeavor. This has caused a debate between those wanting to salvage the wrecks and those wanting to preserve them. Treasure hunters are spurred on by the thought of finding caches of gold coins or other valuable objects on a sunken ship. One team of salvagers, for instance, searched the wreck of the RMS Republic, which sank outside the Boston harbor in 1900. The search party, using side-scan sonar, a device that projects sound waves across the ocean bottom and produces a profile of the sea floor, located the wreck in just two and a half days. Before the use of this new technology, such searches could take months or years. The team of divers searched the wreck for two months, finding silver tea services, crystal dinnerware, and thousands of bottles of wine, but they did not find the five and a half tons of American Gold Eagle coins they were searching for. Preservationists focus on the historic value of a ship. They say that even if a shipwreck’s treasure does not have a high monetary value, it can be an invaluable source of historic artifacts that are preserved in nearly mint condition. But once a salvage team has scoured a site, much of the archaeological value is lost. Maritime archaeologists who are preservationists worry that the success of salvagers will attract more treasure-hunting expeditions and thus threaten remaining undiscovered wrecks. Preservationists are lobbying their state lawmakers to legally restrict underwater searches and unregulated salvages. To counter their efforts, treasure hunters argue that without the lure of gold and million-dollar treasures, the wrecks and their historical artifacts would never be recovered at all.
Question 13: What is the main idea of this passage?
Question 14: The word “sunken” in line 2 is closest in meaning to which of the following words?
Question 15: Which of the following statements is best supported by the author?
Question 16: The author uses the phrase “mint condition” in line 12-13 to describe
Question 17: All of the following were found on the RMS Republic EXCEPT
Question 18: From the passage, you can infer that a preservationist would be most likely to
Question 19: The second and third paragraphs are an example of
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Question 20: Had he known more about the internet, he would have invested in some computer companies
Question 21: You should have persuaded him to change his mind
Question 22: Tom regrets to say that he has left his tickets at home
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Question 23: John was not here yesterday. Perhaps he was ill.
Question 24: “Cigarette?”, he said. “No, thanks. “, I said.