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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following question.
_______ every major judo title, Mark retired from international competition.
A. When he won
B. Having won
D. On winning
The opposition will be elected into government at the next election, without a _______ of a doubt.
She was _______ out of 115 applicants for the position of managing Director.
It seems that the world record for this event is almost impossible to _______ .
The smell was so bad that it completely _______ us off our food.
He has been waiting for this letter for days, and at _______ it has come.
B. the end
D. the moment
It is _______ opportunity to see African wildlife in its natural environment.
A. an unique
B. a unique
C. the unique
If I _______ the same problem you had as a child, I might not have succeeded in life as you have.
B. would have had
C. had had
Delegates will meet with _______ from industry and the government.
Determining the mineral content of soil samples is an exacting process; _______ experts must perform detail tests to analyze soil specimens.
A. so that
Peter and Thomas are talking about their mission.
Peter: “It is important?”
Thomas: “ _______”.
A. Not on your life!
B. It’s a matter of life and death!
C. No worry, that’s nothing.
D. It’s ridiculous.
Ann is asking Mathew’s opinion after biology class.
Ann: “Does the global warning worry you?”
Mathew: “ _______”
A. What a shame!
B. Oh, it’s hotter and hotter.
C. I can’t bear to think about it.
D. I don’t like hot weather.
You look exhausted. You _______ in the garden all day.
A. must have been working
B. should have been working
C. would have been working
D. will have been working
I’ve never really enjoyed going to the ballet or the opera; they’re not really my _______ .
A. piece of cake
B. sweets and candy
D. cup of tea
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: spear, gear, fear, pear
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: performed, finished, interviewed, delivered
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 composer Verdi has written the opera Aida to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal, but the opera was not performed until 1871.
A. has written
B. to celebrate
C. opening of
D. was not performed
Wealthy people have always desired and wear precious stones because their beauty is lasting.
C. their beauty
D. is lasting
It was not until she could read and write when she was allowed to use smartphone.
A. not until
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.
His physical condition was not an impediment to his career as a violinist.
The ship went down although strenuous efforts were made to save it.
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.
The volume of traffic in many cities in the world today continues to expand. This (22) _______ many problems, including serious air pollution, lengthy delays, and the greater risk (23) _______ accidents. Clearly, something must be done, but it is often difficult to persuade people to change their habits and leave their cars at home.
One possible approach is to make it more expensive for people to use their cars be increasing charges for parking and brining in tougher fines for anyone who (24) _______ the law. In addition, drivers could be required to pay for using particular routes at different times of the day. This system, also known as ‘road pricing’, is already being introduced in a number of cities, using a special electronic card (25) _______ to windscreen of the car.
Another ways of dealing with the problem is to provide cheap parking on the outskirts of the city, and strictly control the number of vehicles allowed into the centre. Drivers and their passengers then use a special bus service for the final stage of their journey.
Of course, the most important (26) _______ is to provide good public transport. However, to get people to give up the comfort their cars, public transport must be felt to be reliable, convenient and comfortable, with fares charged at an acceptable level.
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: mutually, apologize, permission, reaction
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: survival, industry, endangered, commercial
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
Nowadays, there have still been some decisions by sports referees which are likely to be either unsatisfactory or problematic.
Nobel’s original legacy of nine million dollars was invested, and the interest on this sum is used for the awards which very from $30,000 to $125,000.
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.
Of all modern instruments, the violin is apparently one of the simplest. It consists in essence of a hollow, varnished wooden sound box, or resonator, and a long neck covered with a fingerboard, along which four strings are stretched at high tension. The beauty of design, shape, and decoration is no accident. The proportions of the instrument are determined almost entirely by acoustical considerations. Its simplicity of appearance is deceptive. About 70 parts are involved in the construction of a violin. Its tone and its outstanding range of expressiveness make it an ideal solo instrument. No less important, however, is its role as an orchestral and chamber instrument. In combination with the larger and deeper-sounding members of the same family, the violins form the nucleus of the modern symphony orchestra.
The violin has been in existence since about 1550. Its importance as an instrument in its own right dates from the early 1600’s, when it first became standard in Italian opera orchestras. Its stature as an orchestral instrument was raised further when in 1626 Louis XIII of France established at his court the orchestra known as Les vinq-quatre violons du Roy (The King’s 24 Violins), which was to become widely famous later in the century.
In its early history, the violin had a dull and rather quiet tone resulting from the fact that the strings were think and were attached to the body of the instrument very loosely. During the eighteenth and nineteenth century, exciting technical changes were inspired by such composer-violinists as Vivaldi and Tartini. Their instrumental compositions demanded a fuller, clearer, and more brilliant tone that was produced by using thinner strings and a far higher string tension. Small changes had to be made to the violin’s internal structure and to the fingerboard so that they could withstand the extra strain. Accordingly, a higher standard of performance was achieved, in terms of both facility and interpretation. Left-hand technique was considerably elaborated, and new fingering patterns on the fingerboard were developed for very high notes.
The word “standard” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _______ .
“The King’s 24 Violins” is mentioned to illustrate _______ .
A. the competition in the 1600’s between French and Italian orchestras
B. how the violin became a renowned instrument
C. the superiority of French violins
D. why the violin was considered the only instrument suitable to be played by royalty
What is the main idea presented in paragraph 3?
A. The violin is probably the best known and most widely distributed musical instrument in the world.
B. The violin has been modified to fit its evolving musical functions.
C. The violin had reached the hight of its popularity by the middle of the eighteenth century.
D. The technique of playing the violin has remained essentially the same since the 1600’s
The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to _______ .
A. Civaldi and Tartini
B. internal structure and fingerboard
C. thinner strings and a higher string tension
D. small changes
According to the passage, early violins were different from modern violins in that early violins _______ .
A. were heavier
B. produced softer tones
C. were easier to play
D. broke down more easily
According to the passage, which of the following contributes to a dull sound being produced by a violin?
A. A long fingerboard
B. A small body
C. High string tension
D. Thick strings
All of the following are mentioned in the passage as contributing to the ability to play modern violin music EXCEPT _______
A. use of rare wood for the fingerboard and neck
B. different ways to use the fingers to play very high notes
C. more complicated techniques for the left hand
D. minor alterations to the structure of the instrument
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.
Advertising helps people recognize a particular brand, persuades them tro try it, and tries to keep them loyal to it. Brand loyalty is perhaps the most important goal of consumer advertising. Whether they produce cars, canned foods or cosmetics, manufacturers want their customers to make repeated purchases. The quality of the product will encourage this, of course, but so, too, will affect advertising.
Advertising relies on the techniques of market research to identify potential users of a product. Are they homemakers or professional people? Are they young or old? Are they city dwellers or country dwellers? Such questions have a bearing on where and when ads should be played. By studying readership breakdowns for newspapers and magazines as well as television ratings and other statistics, an advertising agency can decide on the best way of reaching potential buyers. Detailed research and marketing expertise are essential today when advertising budgets can run into thousands of millions of dollars.
Advertising is a fast-paced, high-pressure industry. There is a constant need for creative ideas that will establish a personality for a product in the public’s mind. Current developments in advertising increase the need for talented workers.
In the past, the majority of advertising was aimed at the traditional white family – breadwinner father, non- working mother, and two children. Research now reveals that only about 6 percent of American households fit this stereotype. Instead, society is fragmented into many groups, with working mothers, single people and older people on the rise. To be most successful, advertising must identify a particular segment and aim its message toward that group.
Advertising is also making use of new technologies. Computer graphics are used to grab the attention of consumers and to help them see products in a new light. The use of computer graphics in a commercial for canned goods, for instance, gave a new image to the tin can.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. How to develop a successful advertising plan
B. New techniques and technologies of market research
C. The central role of advertising in selling products
D. The history of advertising in the United States
The word “this” in bold type in paragraph 1 refers to _______ .
A. the quality of the product
B. effective advertising
C. repeatedly buying the same brand
D. the most important goal
It can be inferred from paragraph 2 that advertisers must _______ .
A. encourage people to try new products
B. aim their message at homemakers and professional people
C. know about the people who will buy the product
D. place several ads in newspapers and magazines
According to paragraph 2, market research inclues _______.
A. studying television ratings
B. hiring researchers with backgrounds in many fields
C. searchng for talented workers
D. determining the price of a product
The author implies that the advertising industry requires _______ .
A. millions of dollars
B. a college-educated work force
C. innovative thinking
D. government regulation
According to the passage, most advertising used to be directed at _______
A. working mothers with children
B. two-parent families with children
C. unmarried people
D. older adults
The phrase “in a new light” in bold type in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to _______ .
B. with the use of color enhancement
C. more distinctly
D. in a more energy-efficient way
Where in the passage does the author give an example of a new development in advertising?
A. Paragraph 1
B. Paragraph 2
C. Paragraph 3
D. Paragraph 5
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
We gain more knowledge about how to stay safe online. We worry about the threats of cybercrime less.
A. The more knowledge about how to stay safe online we gain, the less we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
B. The more we stay online to gain safety knowledge, the less we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
C. The more knowledge about how to stay safe online we gain, the more we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
D. The more we know about how to stay safe online, we worry about the threats of cybercrime less.
The new contract sounds good. However, it seems to have some problems.
A. In spite of the fact that the new contract sounds good, it appears to have some problems.
B. In spite of its sound, the new contract appears to have many problems.
C. In order to get less problems, the new contract should improve its sound.
D. If it had much less problems, the new contract would sound better.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our group’s scheduled visit to the museum has been called off.
A. The trip to the museum that we’d planned is now cancelled because something unexpected has happened.
B. Something happened at the museum, so they cancelled our visit.
C. We are no longer going to the museum because there is no time on our schedule.
D. We can’t go to see the museum at the arranged time because it will be closed.
The little girl said “Will you help me open the parcel? I can’t do it alone”.
A. The little girl asked me if I would help her open the parcel as she couldn’t do it alone.
B. The little girl asked me if I will help her open the parcel as she can’t do it alone.
C. The little girl asked me to open the parcel because she couldn’t do it.
D. The little girl asked me to help her open the parcel because she couldn’t do it alone.
They said that “IZZI GALA EVENT” on 23 December went like a bomb.
A. “IZZI GALA EVENT” on 23 December was complained to have gone like a disaster.
B. “IZZI GALA EVENT” on 23 December is said to go like a bomb.
C. “IZZI GALA EVENT” on 23 December was complained to be very violent.
D. “IZZI GALA EVENT” on 23 December was praised to be very successful.