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Question 1: A. represent B. permanent C. continent D. sentiment
Question 2: A. immediate B. optimist C. accuracy D. fabulous
Question 3: A. participate B. hydrology C. facilitate D. intimacy
Question 4: A. romantic B. financial C. popular D. reduction
Question 5: A. involve B. guidance C. future D. prospect


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.


Mark the  letter  A,  B,  C,  or  D  on  your  answer  sheet  to indicate  the  word  or  phrase  that  is

OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question 6: Fruit and vegetables grew in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the surplus.

A. excess                        B. large quantity            C. small quantity            D. sufficiency

Question 7: There is growing concern about the way man has destroyed the environment.

A. attraction                   B. consideration             C. ease                           D. speculation


Read the following passage adapted from Understanding Rural America – InfoUSA and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 8 to 17.

The well-being of America’s rural people and places depends upon many things – the availability of   good-paying   jobs;   (8) to   critical   services   such   as   education,   health   care,   and communication;  strong  communities;  and  a  healthy  natural  environment.  And,  (9) urban America is equally dependent upon these things, the challenges to well-being look very different in rural areas than in urban areas. Small-scale, low-density settlement (10) make it more costly for communities and businesses to provide critical services. Declining jobs and income in the natural resource-based industries that many rural areas depend on (11) workers in those industries to find new ways to make a living. Low-skill, low-wage rural manufacturing industries must find new ways  to  challenge  the  increasing  number  of  (12) competitors.  Distance  and  remoteness impede many rural areas from being  connected to the urban centers of economic activity. Finally, changes in the availability and use of natural resources located in rural areas (13) the people who earn a living from those resources and those who (14) recreational and other benefits from them.

Question 8: A. key B. access C. challenge D. advantage
Question 9: A. while B. when C. because D. since
Question 10: A. means B. patterns C. tools D. styles
Question 11: A. offer B. force C. turn D. make
Question 12: A. abroad B. lateral C. rural D. foreign


Some rural areas have met these challenges successfully, achieved some level of prosperity, and are ready (15) the challenges of the future. Others have neither met the current challenges nor positioned themselves for the future. Thus,  concern for rural America is real. And, while rural America is a producer of critical goods and services, the (16) goes beyond economics. Rural America is also home to a fifth of the Nation’s people, keeper of natural amenities  and national treasures, and safeguard of a/an (17) part of American culture, tradition, and history.

Question 13: A. encourage B. affect C. stimulate D. effect
Question 14: A. derive B. evolve C. bring D. involve
Question 15: A. with B. in C. for D. of
Question 16: A. concern B. stimulus C. research D. impatience
Question 17: A. incredible B. simple C. unique D. abnormal

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question 18: His new work has enjoyed a very good review from critics and readers.

A. opinion                      B. viewing                     C. look                           D. regard

Question 19: We have lived there for years and grown fond of the surroundings. That is why we do not want to leave.

A. loved the surroundings                                    B. possessed by the surroundings

C. haunted by the surroundings                           D. planted many trees in the surroundings

Question 20: Such problems as haste and inexperience are a universal feature of youth.

A. separated                   B. marked                      C. hidden                       D. shared


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.

Question 21: Hardly did he enter the room when all the lights went out.

A                            B              C           D

Question 22: Publishing in the UK, the book has won a number of awards in recent regional book fairs.

A                                        B                                      C                                 D

Question 23: The first important requirements for you to become a mountain climber are your

A                                                         B                                         C

strong passion and you have good health.


Question 24: A professor of economy and history at our university developed a new theory of

A                                                            B

the relationship between historical events and financial crises.

C                                                 D

Question 25: During our tour of the refinery, it was seen that both propane and gasoline

A                  B                                       C

were produced in large volumes.


Read the following passage adapted from Cultural Guide – OALD, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D

on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 26 to 35.

The issue of equality for women in British society first attracted national attention in the early 20th century, when the suffragettes won for women the right to vote. In the 1960s feminism became the subject of intense debate when the women’s liberation movement encouraged women to reject their traditional supporting role and to demand equal  status and equal rights with men in areas such as employment and pay.

Since then, the gender gap between the sexes has been reduced. The Equal Pay Act of 1970, for instance, made it illegal for women to be paid less than men for doing the same work, and in 1975 the Sex Discrimination Act aimed to prevent either sex having an unfair advantage when applying for jobs. In the same year the Equal Opportunities  Commission was set up to help people claim their rights to equal treatment and to publish research and statistics to  show where improvements in opportunities for women need to be made. Women now have much better employment opportunities, though they still tend to get less well-paid jobs than men, and very few are appointed to top jobs in industry.

In the US the movement that is often called the “first wave of feminism” began in the mid 1800s. Susan B. Anthony worked for the right to vote, Margaret Sanger wanted to provide women with the means of contraception so that they  could decide whether or not to have children, and Elizabeth


Blackwell, who had to fight for the chance to become a doctor, wanted women to have greater opportunities to study. Many feminists were interested in other social issues.

The second wave of feminism began in the 1960s. Women like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem became associated with the fight to get equal rights and opportunities for women under the law. An important  issue  was  the  Equal  Rights  Amendment  (ERA),  which  was  intended  to  change  the Constitution. Although the ERA was not passed, there was progress in other areas. It became illegal for employers, schools, clubs, etc. to discriminate against women.  But women still find it hard to advance beyond a certain point in their careers, the so-called glass ceiling that prevents them from having high-level jobs. Many women also face the problem of the second shift, i.e. the household chores.

In the 1980s, feminism became less popular in the US and there was less interest in solving the remaining problems, such as the fact that most women still earn much less than men. Although there is still discrimination, the principle that it should not exist is widely accepted.

Question 26: It can be inferred from paragraph 1 that in the 19th century, .

A. suffragettes fought for the equal employment and equal pay

B. British women did not have the right to vote in political elections C. British women did not complete their traditional supporting role D. most women did not wish to have equal status and equal rights

Question 27: The phrase “gender gap” in paragraph 2 refers to .

A. the visible space between men and women

B. the social distance between the two sexes

C. the social relationship between the two sexes

D. the difference in status between men and women

Question 28: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Elizabeth Blackwell are mentioned as


A. American women who were more successful than men

B. American women with exceptional abilities

C. American women who had greater opportunities

D. pioneers in the fight for American women’s rights

Question 29: The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) .

A. supported employers, schools and clubs          B. was not officially approved

C. was brought into force in the 1960s                D. changed the US Constitution

Question 30: In the late 20th  century, some information about feminism in Britain was issued by


A. the Equal Opportunities Commission              B. the Sex Discrimination Act

C. the Equal Pay Act of 1970                              D. the Equal Rights Amendment

Question 31: Which of the following is true according to the passage?

A. The movement of feminism began in the US earlier than in Britain.

B. The women’s liberation movement in the world first began in Britain.

C. The British government passed laws to support women in the early 20th century.

D. The US movement of feminism became the most popular in the late 20th century.

Question 32: The phrase “glass ceiling” in paragraph 4 mostly means .

A. an overlooked problem                                    B. a transparent frame

C. an imaginary barrier                                         D. a ceiling made of glass

Question 33: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?

A. There is now no sex discrimination in Britain and in the US.

B. British women now have much better employment opportunities.

C. Many American women still face the problem of household chores.

D. An American woman once had to fight for the chance to become a doctor.

Question 34: It can be inferred from the passage that .

A. women do not have better employment opportunities despite their great efforts

B. the belief that sex discrimination should not exist is not popular in the US


C. the British government did not approve of the women’s liberation movement

D. women in Britain and the US still fight for their equal status and equal rights

Question 35: Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?

A. The Suffragettes in British Society                 B. Women and the Right to Vote

C. Feminism in Britain and the US                      D. Opportunities for Women Nowadays


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.

Question 36: “You shouldn’t have leaked our confidential report to the press, Frank!” said Jane.

A. Jane suspected that Frank had leaked their confidential report to the press.

B. Jane criticized Frank for having disclosed their confidential report to the press. C. Jane accused Frank of having cheated the press with their confidential report. D. Jane blamed Frank for having flattered the press with their confidential report.

Question 37: “Don’t forget to tidy up the final draft before submission,” the team leader told us.

A. The team leader ordered us to tidy up the final draft before submission. B. The team leader reminded us to tidy up the final draft before submission. C. The team leader asked us to tidy up the final draft before submission.

D. The team leader simply wanted us to tidy up the final draft before submission.

Question 38: “My company makes a large profit every year. Why don’t you invest more money in it?” my friend said to me.

A. My friend instructed me how to put more money into his company.

B. My friend persuaded me to invest more money in his company.

C. I was asked to invest more money in my friend’s company.

D. My friend suggested his investing more money in his company.

Question 39: “Mum, please don’t tell dad about my mistake,” the boy said.

A. The boy begged his mother not to tell his father about his mistake.

B. The mother was forced to keep her son’s mistake as a secret when he insisted.

C. The boy earnestly insisted that his mother tell his father about his mistake.

D. The boy requested his mother not to talk about his mistake any more.

Question 40: “If you don’t pay the ransom, we’ll kill your boy,” the kidnappers told us.

A. The kidnappers ordered to kill our boy if we did not pay the ransom.

B. The kidnappers pledged to kill our boy if we did not pay the ransom.

C. The kidnappers threatened to kill our boy if we refused to pay the ransom.

D. The kidnappers promised to kill our boy if we refused to pay the ransom.


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 41: Our boss would rather during the working hours.

A. us not chat                 B. we didn’t chat           C. we don’t chat            D. us not chatting

Question 42: The sky was cloudy and foggy. We went to the beach, .

A. so                               B. yet                             C. however                    D. even though

Question 43: Alfonso: “I had a really good time. Thanks for the lovely evening.” Maria: “ .”

A. No, it’s very kind of you                                 B. Oh, that’s right

C. I’m glad you enjoyed it                                   D. Yes, it’s really good

Question 44: The instructor blew his whistle and .

A. off were running the runners                           B. the runners run off

C. off ran the runners                                           D. off the runners were running

Question 45: The sign “NO TRESPASSING” tells you .

A. not to smoke             B. not to photograph     C. not to approach         D. not to enter

Question 46: He never lets anything him and his weekend fishing trip.

A. come between           B. come up                     C. come among              D. come on


Question 47: “We’d better if we want to get there in time.”

A. put down                   B. speed up                    C. turn down                 D. take up

Question 48: Harry: “Are you ready, Kate? There’s not much time left.” Kate: “Yes, just a minute. !”

A. I won’t finish            B. I’m coming                C. I’d be OK                 D. No longer

Question 49: “You’ll recognize Jenny when you see her. She a red hat.”

A. will wear                   B. is wearing                  C. will be wearing          D. wears

Question 50: Sue: “Can you help me with my essay?” Robert: “ ”

A. Not completely.        B. Yes, I’m afraid not.  C. Why not?                  D. I think that, too.

Question 51: I did not want to believe them, but in fact, was true.

A. what they said           B. that they were said    C. what has said            D. which they said

Question 52: The village was visible through the dense fog.

A. hard                           B. mostly                       C. only                           D. barely

Question 53: The Second World War in 1939.

A. took out                     B. turned up                   C. broke out                   D. brought about

Question 54: “ you treat him, he’ll help you. He’s so tolerant.”

A. Even though              B. As if                          C. In addition to            D. No matter how

Question 55: This shirt is that one.

A. a bit less expensive                                          B. much far expensive than

C. not nearly as expensive as                                D. as much expensive as

Question 56: If it for the heavy storm, the accident would not have happened.

A. weren’t                      B. isn’t                           C. were                          D. hadn’t been

Question 57: The temperature takes place varies widely from material to material.

A. which they melt        B. at which melting       C. which melting           D. at which they melt

Question 58: “You have cooked so many dishes. There are only three of us for lunch.”

A. needn’t                      B. couldn’t                     C. wouldn’t                   D. oughtn’t

Question 59: “Never be late for an interview, you can’t get the job.”

A. or so                          B. unless                        C. if not                         D. otherwise

Question 60: I could not the lecture at all. It was too difficult for me.

A. hold on                      B. make off                    C. get along                   D. take in

Question 61: She built a high wall round her garden .

A. in order that her fruit not be stolen                  B. so that her fruit would be stolen

C. to enable people not taking her fruit                D. to prevent her fruit from being stolen

Question 62: “Why don’t you sit down and ?”

A. make yourself at peace                                    B. make it your own home

C. make yourself at rest                                        D. make yourself at home

Question 63: without animals and plants?

A. What will life on earth be like                         B. How will life on earth be like

C. How would life on earth be for                       D. What would life on earth be like

Question 64: Before I left for my summer camp, my mother told me to take warm clothes with me

it was cold.

A. in case                       B. so that                       C. despite                       D. whereas

Question 65: Joan: “Our friends are coming. , Mike? ”

Mike: “I’m sorry, but I can’t do it now.”

A. Shall you make some coffee, please                B. Would you mind making some coffee

C. Why don’t we cook some coffee                    D. Shall I make you like some coffee


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.

Question 66: Crazianna is a big country. Unfortunately, it has never received respect from its neighbours.

A. Though Crazianna is a big country, it has never received respect from its neighbours. B. Crazianna has never received respect from its neighbours because it is a big country. C. It is Crazianna, a big country, that has never received respect from its neighbours.

D. Crazianna is such a big country that it has never received respect from its neighbours.

Question 67: He cannot lend me the book now. He has not finished reading it yet.

A. As long as he cannot finish reading the book, he will lend it to me.

B. Having finished reading the book, he cannot lend it to me. C. He cannot lend me the book until he has finished reading it. D. Not having finished reading the book, he will lend it to me.

Question 68: His academic record at high school was poor. He failed to apply to that prestigious institution.

A. His  academic  record  at  high  school  was  poor  as  a  result  of  his  failure  to  apply  to  that prestigious institution.

B. His academic record at high school was poor because he didn’t apply to that prestigious institution.

C. Failing to apply to that prestigious institution, his academic record at high school was poor.

D. His academic record at high school was poor; as a result, he failed to apply to that prestigious institution.

Question 69: He behaved in a very strange way. That surprised me a lot.

A. What almost surprised me was the strange way he behaved.

B. He behaved very strangely, which surprised me very much.

C. His behaviour was a very strange thing, that surprised me most.

D. I was almost not surprised by his strange behaviour.

Question 70: Smoking is an extremely harmful habit. You should give it up immediately.

A. When you give up smoking immediately, you will affect your health with this harmful habit.

B. Stop your smoking immediately so it will become one of your extremely harmful habits.

C. You should give up smoking immediately and you will fall into an extremely harmful habit.

D. As smoking is an extremely harmful habit, you should give it up immediately.


Read the following passage adapted from A. Briggs’ article on culture, Microsoft® Student 2008, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 71 to 80.

Culture is  a word in common use  with  complex  meanings,  and  is  derived,  like  the  term broadcasting, from the treatment and care of the soil and of what grows on it. It is directly related to cultivation and the adjectives cultural and cultured are part of the same verbal complex. A person of culture has identifiable attributes, among them a knowledge of and interest in the arts, literature, and music. Yet the word culture does not refer solely to such  knowledge and interest nor, indeed, to education.  At  least  from  the  19th   century onwards,  under  the  influence  of  anthropologists  and sociologists, the word culture has come to be used generally both in the singular and the  plural (cultures) to refer to a whole way of life of people, including their customs, laws, conventions, and values.

Distinctions have consequently been drawn between primitive and advanced culture and cultures, between elite and  popular culture, between popular and mass culture, and most recently between national and global cultures. Distinctions have been drawn too between culture and civilization; the latter is a word derived not, like culture or agriculture, from the soil, but from the city. The two words are sometimes treated as synonymous. Yet this is misleading. While civilization and barbarism are pitted against each other in what seems to be a perpetual behavioural  pattern, the use of the word culture has  been  strongly  influenced  by  conceptions  of  evolution  in  the  19th   century  and  of development in the 20th  century. Cultures evolve or develop. They are not static. They have twists


and turns. Styles change. So do fashions. There are cultural processes. What, for example, the word cultured means  has  changed substantially since the study of classical (that is, Greek and Roman) literature, philosophy, and history  ceased in the 20th  century to be central to school and university education. No single alternative focus emerged, although with computers has come electronic culture, affecting kinds of study, and most recently digital culture. As  cultures express themselves in new forms not everything gets better or more civilized.

The multiplicity of meanings attached to the word made and will make it difficult to define. There is no single, unproblematic definition, although many attempts have been made to establish one. The only non-problematic  definitions  go back to agricultural meaning (for example, cereal culture or strawberry culture) and medical meaning (for example, bacterial culture or penicillin culture). Since in anthropology and sociology we also acknowledge  culture  clashes, culture shock, and counter- culture, the range of reference is extremely wide.

Question 71: According to the passage, the word culture .

A. comes from a source that has not been identified

B. is related to the preparation and use of land for farming C. develops from Greek and Roman literature and history D. derives from the same root as civilization does

Question 72: It is stated in paragraph 1 that a cultured person .

A. does a job relevant to education                      B. has knowledge of arts, literature, and music

C. takes care of the soil and what grows on it     D. has a job related to cultivation

Question 73: The author remarks that culture and civilization are the two words that .

A. share the same word formation pattern B. do not develop from the same meaning C. have nearly the same meaning

D. are both related to agriculture and cultivation

Question 74: It can be inferred from the passage that since the 20th century .

A. classical literature, philosophy, and history have been considered as core subjects

B. schools and universities have not taught classical literature, philosophy, and history

C. classical literature, philosophy, and history have not been taught as compulsory subjects

D. all schools and universities have taught classical literature, philosophy, and history

Question 75: The word “attributes” in paragraph 1 most likely means .

A. aspects                       B. skills                          C. fields                         D. qualities

Question 76: The word “static” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “ ”.

A. dense                         B. regular                       C. balanced                    D. unchanged

Question 77: Which of the following is NOT stated in the passage?

A. The word culture can be used to refer to a whole way of life of people.

B. The use of the word culture has been changed since the 19th century.

C. Anthropology and sociology have tried to limit the references to culture.

D. Distinctions have been drawn between culture and civilization.

Question 78: It is difficult to give the definitions of the word culture EXCEPT for its .

A. philosophical and historical meanings             B. historical and figurative meanings

C. agricultural and medical meanings                  D. sociological and anthropological meanings

Question 79: Which of the following is NOT true about the word culture?

A. It evolves from agriculture.                             B. It is a word that cannot be defined.

C. Its use has been considerably changed.           D. It differs from the word civilization.

Question 80: The passage mainly discusses .

A. the figurative meanings of the word culture

B. the derivatives of the word culture

C. the multiplicity of meanings of the word culture

D. the distinction between culture and civilization


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