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In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. For each question, 1 to 20, indicate the letter A, B, C or D against the number of the question.
1) First he read the poem to himself and then … to the class.
|A/ loudly||B/ aloud||C/ loud||D/ Both A and are correct|
2) The … for winning that match is a gold medal.
|A/ price||B/ prizing||C/ award||D/ reward|
3) Opening a conversation and bringing it to an end are essential parts of our …
|A/ every day language||C/ language everyday|
|B/ everyday language||D/ language of every day|
4) Had I known Arabic was so difficult to learn, I … it up.
|A/ would never take||C/ will never take|
|B/ would have never taken||D/ would never have taken|
5) Your rudeness brought us …
|A/ sad||B/ sadly||C/ sadness||D/ comfort|
6) Since her father …, her eldest brother has looked after them.
|A/ death||B/ dead||C/ passing away||D/ died|
7) You have to be … your stupidity.
|A/ ashamed of||B/ ashamed for||C/ ashamed over||D/ ashamed about|
8) The little girl wouldn’t go into the sea … her father went too.
|A/ except||B/ but||C/ also||D/ unless|
9) The noise of traffic prevented me from … to sleep.
|A/ falling||B/ going||C/ begin||D/ want|
10) We have much pleasure in … the invitation to your wedding.
|A/ accepting||B/ thanking||C/ taking||D/ welcoming|
11) You’ll … yourself a lot of time if you take the car.
|A/ spend||B/ make||C/ spare||D/ save|
12) They travel around the country buying … furniture and paintings.
|A/ landscape||B/ fortune||C/ ancient||D/ antique|
13) I have often … why they want to live abroad.
|A/ surprised||B/ wondered||C/ confused||D/ troubled|
14) If she … you here, she would be very surprised.
|A/ were to see||B/ were seeing||C/ had seen||D/ would see|
15) He lives … but he doesn’t feel … because he has plenty to do.
|A/ alone-lonely||B/ lonely-alone||C/ single-alone||D/ alone-singly|
16) The dog was so dirty that he looked as if he … in the mud.
|A/ had been lay||B/ had been lying||C/ had been laid||D/ had been lain|
17) Your brother is considered … the best chances.
|A/ will have||B/ having||C/ have||D/ to have|
18) He … the work that he was assigned to.
|A/ hadn’t finished||B/ hasn’t finished||C/ wasn’t finished||D/ won’t finish|
19) They have … of helpers even when they are in need.
|A/ a great quantity||C/ a large number|
|B/ a large amount||D/ great number|
20) The furniture … more expensive than we … at first.
|A/ is – thought||B/ are – thought||C/ are – have thought||D/ were – had thought|
In this section you will find after the passage five questions of unfinished statements about the passage, each with four suggested answers or ways of finishing. You must choose the one which you think fits best. For each question, 21 to 25, indicate the letter A, B, C or D against the number of the question.
A recent investigation by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey shows that strange animal behaviour might help predict future earthquakes.
Investigators found such occurrences in a ten-kilometre radius of the centre of a fairly recent quake. Some birds screeched and flew about wildly; dogs yelped and ran around uncontrollably.
Scientists believe that animals can perceive these environmental changes as early as several days before the disaster.
In 1976 after observing animal behaviour, the Chinese were able to predict a terrible quake. Although hundreds of thousands of people were killed, the government was able to evacuate millions of other people and thus keep the death toll at lower rate.
21) What prediction may be made by observing animal behaviour ?
A/ The number of people who will die
B/ Environmental changes
C/ The ten-kilometre radius of an earthquake centre
D/ A coming earthquake
22) Why can animals perceive these changes when humans cannot?
A/ Animals are more intelligent than humans
B/ Animals have certain instincts that humans don’t possess
C/ By running around, they can feel the vibrations
D/ Humans don’t know where to look.
23) If scientists can accurately predict earthquakes, there will be …
A/ fewer animals going crazy
B/ fewer people evacuated
C/ A lower death rate
D/ Fewer environmental changes
24) Which of the following statements is not true?
A/ Some animals may be able to sense an approaching earthquake.
B/ By observing animal behaviour scientists perhaps can predict earthquakes.
C/ The Chinese have successfully predicted an earthquake and saved many lives.
D/ All birds and dogs in the ten kilometre radius of an earthquake centre become wild before the quake.
25) In the passage, the word “EVACUATE” most nearly means …
|A/ remove||B/ exile||C/ destroy||D/ save|
USE OF ENGLISH
A/ Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only ONE word in each space.
In a village on the east coast of Scotland, people were waiting anxiously for news. Two of their fishing-boats (26) … been caught in the storm (27) … had blown up during the night. In the cottages round the harbour people stood (28) … their doors, (29) … worried to talk.
The rest of the fishing fleet had (30) … the harbour before dark, and the men from these ships waited and watched with the wives and families of (31) … missing men. Some had (32) … thick blankets and some flasks of hot drinks, knowing that the men (33) … be cold and tired. As dawn began to break over (34) … the east, a small point of light was (35) … in the darkness of the water and a (36) … minutes later, (37) … was a shout. Before long, the two boats (38) … turning in, past the lighthouse, to the inside of the harbour. The men (39) … helped out of their boats, and although they were stiff (40) … cold and tiredness, they were all safe.
B/ GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING
Build a complete sentence with the given words.
41) If / no taxis / walk / station.
42) When I / station / train / already / leave.
43) She / tired / meeting / people / day.
44) see him / walk alone / park / ago.
45) I / hope / come / England / next year / spend some months / London.
46) Who / responsible / all / noise / last
47) driver / stop / car / time / save / child.
48) If / fine weather / an excursion / to Vung Tau / tomorrow
49) difficult / get / touch / manager / company
50) When / come / victims / accident / bring / hospital.
C/ Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meaning. Begin with the given words.
51) Although it was very noisy, we continued to study our lessons.
52) I asked my mother to wake me up at 6 o’clock the following morning.
53) “Why don’t you close the door, John ?” said Mrs Clark
Mrs Clark asked ……………………………….
54) My father seldom goes to the movies.
55) I can’t cook as well as my mother does.
My mother …………………………
Write a composition from 80 to 120 words on this topic:
The city or town where you are living