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Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underline part is
pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following question.
A. reformed
B. appointed
C. stayed
D. installed
Question 1
A. banana
B. classmate
C. pagoda
D. camera
Question 2
A. caves
B. days
C. exams
D. marks
Question 3
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in
the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
A. mountaineer
B. philosopher
C. responsible
D. productive
Question 4
A. arrival
B. fortune
C. impatient
D. enjoyable
Question 5
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 6: We are talking about the writer______ latest book is one of the best-sellers this year
A. who
B. whom
C. which
D. whose
Question 7: Governments shoud __________ international laws against terrorism.
A: bring about
B: bring in
C: bring up
D: bring back
Question 8: “Don’t forget to take______ your shoes when you are in Japanese house.”
A. off
B. apart
C. in
D. up
Question 9: Anyone______ to order the book should send a cheque to the publishers.
A. wishes
B. wishing
C. wish
D. to wish
Question 10: Joe, remember that I’m __________ you to see that there’s no trouble at the party on
A: relying on
B: waiting for
C: believing in
D: depending on
Question 11: “Excuse me. I’m your new neighbor. I just moved in.” “__________.”
A: Oh, I don’t think so
B: Where to, sir?
C: Sorry, I don’t know
D: I’m afraid not
Question 12: She had just enough time to __________ the report before the meeting.
A: get through
B: turn round
C: dip into
D: go into
Question 13: My grandmother takes______ for keeping the house.
A. probability
B. ability
C. possibility
D. responsibility
Question 14: Last year she earned______ her brother.
A. twice as much as
B. twice more than
C. twice as many as
D. twice as more as
Question 15: ______ but he also proves himself a good athlete.
A. Not only he showed himself a good student
B. He did not show himself only a good student
C. Not only did he show himself a good student
D. A good student not only showed himself
Question 16: ______ the fifth largest among the nine planets that make up our solar system.
A. The Earth being
B. The Earth is
C. That the Earth is
D. Being the Earth
Question 17: No matter______. Mozart was an accomplished composer while still a child.
A. how it seem remarkable
B. how remarkable it seems
C. it seem remarkable how
D. how seem it remarkable
Question 18: Look! The yard is wet. It______ last night.
A. couldn’t have rained
B. must rain
C. must have rained
D. should have rained
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Question 19: There are two small rooms in the beach house, ______ served as a kitchen.
A. the smallest of which
B. the smaller of them
C. smallest of that
D. the smaller of which
Question 20: She was overjoyed because her article______
A. has been published
B. has published
C. had been published
D. had published
Question 21: He left the country __________ arrest if he returned.
A: with threat of
B: in fear of
C: with fear of
D: under threat of
Question 22: The former Olympic______ was invited to speak at a charity dinner.
A. champion
B. victory
C. trophy
D. triumph
Question 23: ______ that some areas may never recover.
A. such devastating were the floods
B. so were devastating the floods
C. It were such devastating the floods
D. so devastating were the floods
Question 24: A cooperative program between China and Germany on building Yangzhow, a famous
ancient city, into a(n) ________ city has proceeded smoothly since it started in September last year.
A: ecological-friendly
B: ecology-friendly
C: friendly-ecological
D: friendly ecology
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.
Question 25 . It was in 1971 that
transatlantic supersonic transportation became commercially availability.
A: in
B: supersonic
C: became
D: availability
Question 26. My brother attends an university in the Midwest which specializes in astrology.
A: specializes
B: attends
C: an university
D: in astrology
Question 27. This new nice flat looks perfect for a young couple.
A: a
B: looks
C: perfect
D: new nice
Question 28. The most rapid expanding segment of the food industry is the freezing food segment.
A: rapid
B: food industry
C: expanding
D: freezing
Question 29. The Wright brothers, owner of a bicycle shop, used a number of bicycle parts to make
the original motorized plane.
A: owner
B: a number of
C: original
D: motorized
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.
Question 30. Staring at other people can sometimes be impolite.
A: Gazing steadily
B: Peeking carefully
C: Glancing briefly
D: Winking privately
Question 31. Thomas A. Edition was a celebrated American inventor in the 19th century.
A: an ingenious
B: an eminent
C: a successful
D: a creative
Question 32. In many parts of the world, talismans are used to ward off evil.
A: seek out
B: transcend
C: keep away
D: describe
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.
Question 33. On November 25, 1872, something dreadful happened on board of the brigantine Mary
Celeste, causing all crew members to hastily abandon the ship.
A: stay on
B: take care of
C: hold on
D: save for
Question 34. The motorist felt that the ticket for infraction was unwarranted.
A: conscientious
B: justified
C: inadvertent
D: inevitable
Read the following passage, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct word or phrase for each of the blanks
Once upon a time, people left school or university, joined a company and stayed with it until they
retired. The concept of a job for life is now long (35) _______, and nowadays many employees find it
hard to stay loyal to their companies for even a relatively short period of time. According to a recent
survey, this is particularly (36) _______ in London, where more than half of those asked said that they
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constantly (37) _______ one eye on other job opportunities, (38) _______ they are fairly happy in their
existing jobs. A high number of London workers say that they are always on the (39) _______, although
they are content and motivated in their current position.
Job seekers find that the internet (40) _______ them with a quick and easy way to find out what’s
available, and 53 per cent said that they had applied for a job or (41) _______ with an employment
agency in the past 12 months. This proactive (42) _______ means that people can look for a perfect job
match with the (43) _______ of effort. But while this is good for job hunters, the growing lack of
company loyalty could (44) _______ up being a big problem for employers. Perhaps surprisingly, the
biggest factor attracting job seekers was not more money, but challenging and interesting work.
Question 35. A: done
B: finished
C: gone
D: over
Question 36. A: right
B: actual
C: real
D: true
Question 37. A: place
B: hold
C: keep
D: put
Question 38. A: as well
B: even if
C: so that
D: just as
Question 39. A: pursuit
B: lookout
C: watch
D: search
Question 40. A: delivers
B: provides
C: fulfils
D: serves
Question 41. A: recorded
B: engaged
C: registered
D: appointed
Question 42. A: custom
B: manner
C: style
D: approach
Question 43. A: least
B: lowest
C: minimum
D: smallest
Question 44. A: come
B: end
C: run
D: lead
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 from 56 to 65.
The countryside of Britain is well known for its beauty and many contrasts: it bare mountains and
moorland, its lakes, rivers and woods, and its long, often wild coastline. Many of the most beautiful areas
are national parks and are protected from development. When Britain people think of the countryside they
think of farmland, as well as open spaces. They imagined cows or sheep in greenfield enclosed by hedges
or stone walls and field of wheat and barley. Most farmland is privately owned but is crossed by a network
of public footpaths.
Many people associate the countryside with peace and relaxation. They spend their free time
walking or cycling there, or go to the country for a picnic or a pub lunch. In summer people go to fruit
farms and pick strawberries and other fruit. Only a few people who live in the country work on farms.
Many commute to work in towns. Many others dream of living in the country, where they believe they
would have a better and healthier lifestyle.
The countryside faces many threats. Some are associated with modern farming practices, and the
use of chemical harmful to plants and wildlife. Land is also needed for new houses. The green belt, an area
of land around many cities, is under increasing pressure. Plans to build new roads are strongly opposed by
organizations trying to protect the countryside. Protesters set up camps to prevent, or at least delay the
building work.
America has many areas of wild and beautiful scenery, and there are many areas, especially in the
West in States like Montana and Wyoming, where few people living. In the New England states, such as
Vermont and New Hampshire, it is common to see small farm surrounded by hills and green areas. In Ohio,
Indianan, Illinoisan and other Midwestern states, field of corns or wheat reach to the horizon and there
are many miles between towns.
Only about 20% of Americans live outside cities and towns. Life may be difficult for people who
live in the country. Services like hospitals and schools may be further away and going shopping can mean
driving long distances. Some people even have to drive from their homes to the main road where their mail
is left in a box. In spite of the disadvantages, many people who live in the country say that they like the
safe, clean, attractive environment. But their children often move to a town or city as soon as they can.
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Question 45: We can see from the passage that in the countryside of Britain ______
A. none of the areas face the sea
B. most beautiful areas are not well preserved
C. only a few farms are publicly owned
D. it is difficult to travel from one farm to another.
Question 46: The word “enclosed” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to______
A. rotated
B. blocked
C. surrounded
D. embraced
Question 47: Which is NOT mentioned as an activity of relaxation in the countryside of Britain?
A. Riding a bicycle
B. Going swimming
C. Picking fruit
D. Going for a walk
Question 48: What does the word “they” in paragraph 2 refers to______?
A. Those who dream of living in the country
B. Those who go to fruit farm in summer
C. Those who go to country for a picnic
D. Those who commute to work in towns.
Question 49: Which of the following threatens the countryside in Britain?
A. The green belt around cities
B. Protest against building work.
C. Modern farming practices
D. Plants and wildlife
Question 50: The phrase “associated with” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to______
A. supported by
B. separated from
C. related to
D. referred to
Question 51: According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT______
A. The green belt is under pressure because of the need for land.
B. The use of chemicals harms the environment of the countryside.
C. Camps are set up by protesters to stop the constructions of work.
D. All organizations strongly oppose plans for road construction.
Question 52: The phrase “reach to the horizon in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to______
A. are limited
B. are endless
C. are varied
D. are horizontal
Question 53: According to the passage, some Americans choose to live in country because______
A. Life there may be easier for them.
B. Hospitals, schools, shops are conveniently located there.
C. Their children enjoyed country life.
D. They enjoy the safe, clean, attractive environment there.
Question 54: Which of the following in NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Towns in some Midwestern states in US are separated by long distances.
B. The majority of American people live in cities and towns.
C. Both British and American people are thinking of moving to the countryside.
D. Many British people think of the country as a place of peace and relaxation.
Fleas are perfectly designed by nature to feast on anything containing blood. Like a shark in the
water or a wolf in the woods, fleas are ideally equipped to do what they do, making them very difficult to
defeat. The bodies of these tiny parasites are extremely hardy and well-suited for their job. A flea has a
very hard exoskeleton, which means the body is covered by a tough, tile-like plate called a sclerite.
Because of these plates, fleas are almost impossible to squish. The exoskeletons of fleas are also
waterproof and shock resistant, and therefore fleas are highly resistant to the sprays and chemicals used
to kill them. Little spines are attached to this plate. The spines lie flat against the flea’s thin, narrow body
as the flea scurries through an animal’s fur in search of food. However, if anything (like fingers or a selfgrooming pet) tries to pull a flea off through the hair coat, these spines will extend and stick to the fur
like Velcro. Fleas are some of the best jumpers in the natural world. A flea can jump seven inches, or 150
times its own length, either vertically or horizontally. An equivalent jump for a person would be 555 feet,
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the height of the Washington Monument. Fleas can jump 30,000 times in a row without stopping, and
they are able to accelerate through the air at an incredibly high rate—a rate which is over ten times what
humans can withstand in an airplane. Fleas have very long rear legs with huge thigh muscles and
multiple joints. When they get ready to jump, they fold their long legs up and crouch like a runner on a
starting block. Several of their joints contain a protein called resilin, which helps catapult fleas into the
air as they jump, similar to the way a rubber band provides momentum to a slingshot. Outward facing
claws on the bottom of their legs grip anything they touch when they land. The adult female flea mates
after her first blood meal and begins producing eggs in just 1 to 2 days. One flea can lay up to 50 eggs in
one day and over 2,000 in her lifetime. Flea eggs can be seen with the naked eye, but they are about the
size of a grain of salt. Shortly after being laid, the eggs begin to transform into cocoons. In the cocoon
state, fleas are fully developed adults, and will hatch immediately if conditions are favorable. Fleas can
detect warmth, movement, and carbon dioxide in exhaled breath, and these three factors stimulate them
to emerge as new adults. If the flea does not detect appropriate conditions, it can remain dormant in the
cocoon state for extended periods. Under ideal conditions, the entire life cycle may only take 3 weeks, so
in no time at all, pets and homes can become infested. Because of these characteristics, fleas are
intimidating opponents. The best way to control fleas, therefore, is to take steps to prevent an infestation
from ever occurring.
Question 55. The primary purpose of the passage is to
A: educate the reader about the physical characteristics of fleas
B: explain why a flea infestation is hard to get rid of
C: compare fleas to other members of the animal kingdom
D: relate the problems that can result from a flea infestation
Question 56. The author’s tone in the passage is best described as
A: concerned
B: informative
C: opinionated
D: passionate
Question 57. According to the passage, fleas are resistant to sprays and chemicals because they
A: are excellent jumpers
B: can stick to fur like Velcro
C: have waterproof sclerites
D: reproduce very rapidly
Question 58. Fleas are difficult to squish because they have
A: resilin in their joints
B: sclerites
C: tough spines
D: All of the above
Question 59. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
A: The resilin found in fleas is used to make rubber bands.
B: Humans can jump higher if they consume foods containing resilin.
C: Fleas have the ability to jump higher than humans.
D: Fleas extend their little spines if threatened.
Question 60. According to the passage, fleas are able to jump
A: with a high rate of acceleration and up and down and from side to side
B: up and down and from side to side and because the blood they eat contains resilin
C: because the blood they eat contains resilin
D: with a high rate of acceleration
Question 61. Based on information in the passage, the reader can understand that
A: fleas will die without access to blood
B: fleas will die after they produce 2,000 eggs
C: fleas survive at a higher rate in outdoor habitats
D: newly hatched fleas are the size of a grain of salt
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Question 62. The author mentions the Washington Monument in order to
A: illustrate a comparison made between fleas and humans
B: estimate the extreme distance that a flea is able to jump
C: demonstrate the superiority of fleas over humans
D: clarify a point made regarding fleas and acceleration
Question 63. It can be inferred that fleas will emerge from eggs as adults
A: if there is too much carbon dioxide in the cocoon
B: when they outgrow the cocoon
C: when they sense there is access to blood
D: after a period of 3 weeks
Question 64. Using the information in the passage as a guide, it can be concluded that
A: fleas have many physical advantages, although these are outweighed by their many disadvantages
B: humans do not pay much attention to fleas because they do not pose a serious threat
C: humans do not possess the physical characteristics of the flea because they have no use for them
D:fleas are designed in such a way as to give them unique physical advantages in life
Part I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence
printed before it.
Question 65: “If I were you, I would take this chance for further study” he said to her.
 He ____________________________________________________________________________
Question 66: If I had worked harder, I would have passed the exam.
 As I ___________________________________________________________________________
Question 67: I used to have Peter mow the lawn on Saturday mornings.
 Peter often _____________________________________________________________________
Question 68: “I was not there at the time”, he said.
 He denied _________________ ___________________________________________________
Question 69: “Sure, I will lend you my car this afternoon” Richard said to me.
 Richard agreed __________________________________________________________________
Part II. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the advantages of using public transportation
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