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I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others  1. A. supposedly B. markedly C. allegedly D. determinedly 2. A. endure B. feature C. procedure D. measure 3. A. complete B. command C. common D. community 4. A. comb B. climb C. debt D. cable 5. A. neighbour B. height C. sleigh D. weight II. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others 

1. A. possibility B. disappointed C. manufacture D. instrument 2. A. environment B. mystery C. contribute D. terrific 3. A. deficiency B. psychology C. ecological D. competitor 4. A. recommend B. difficulty C. admirable D. document 5. A. encouragement B. interviewer C. acknowledge D. miraculously PART TWO: LEXICO-GRAMMAR 

I. Choose the best option to complete each of the following sentences 

1. Only after the atomic bomb ________ and development in the air travel _______, ______ science fiction  really become popular. 

A. had created/ had taken off/ was B. had been created/ had been taken off/ has C. had been created/ had taken off/ did D. had been created/ / had taken off/ had 2. We’ve bought some ________ chairs for the garden so that they are easy to store away. A. adapting B. adjusting C. bending D. folding 3. I don’t think she can get her message _______ to the students. She seems too nervous. A. across B. around C. out D. over 4. _______, it is obvious that the whole thing was a waste of time and effort. 

A. None of us wanted to go in the first place 

B. Staff meetings are often boring and have no apparent point to them 

C. Since the results were far more satisfactory than anyone had expected 

D. Seeing that we couldn’t solve anything in the end 

5. There are ______ words in English having more than one meaning. Pay close attention to this fact. A. a large many B. quite many C. a great many D. quite a lot 6. This car has many features including _________. 

A. stereo, safety devices, air condition, and it saves gas 

B. good music, safety devices, air conditioning, and gas 

C. stereo, safety devices, air conditioned, and good gas 

D. stereo, safety devices, air conditioning, and low gas mileage 

7. Round and round ___________. 

A. the wheels of the engine went B. did the wheels of the engine go C. went the wheels of the engine D. going the wheels of the engine 8. The replacement of shops such as the groceries and chemists’ by the café _______ the housewives with  insufficient facilities for shopping. 

A. leave B. have left C. has left D. to have left 9. Your argument _______ that Britain is still a great power, but this is no longer the case. A. outlines B. presupposes C. concerns D. presents 10. They are happily married although, of course, they argue _______. 

A. most times B. from day to day C. every now and then D. on the occasion 11. He promised to mend the broken wheel soon without ___________ . 

A. fail B. failure C. trouble D. mistake 12. One of the first exercises in math class is ______ measure the radius of a circle. 

A. to learn and B. to learn how to C. learning to D. learn to 13. We were shocked to hear the news of your ________. 

A. having fired B. being fired C. having been fired D. to have been fired 14. I don’t know French, but I’ll ________. 

A. get Tom to translate it B. have it translate C. have Tom to translate it D. make it translate 15. _______ as taste is really a composite sense made up of both taste and smell. 

A. That we refer to B. What we refer to C. To which we refer D. What do we refer to 16. _______ have settled, one of their first concerns has been to locate an adequate water supply. A. Wherever people B. There are people who C. Where people D. People 17. Politicians should never lose ______ of the needs of the people they represent. 

A. view B. sight C. regard D. prospect 18. _______ team sports require cooperation. 

A. Of all B. They are all C. Why all are D. All 19. Studies indicate _________ collecting art today than ever before. 

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A. there are that more people B. more people that are C. that there are more people D. people there are more 20. Doctors advise people who are deficient __________ vitamin C to eat more fruit and vegetables. A. from B. of C. in D. for 

21. Dick put ____ ball in ____ net in _____ second half but ____ goal was disallowed. A. a - a - a - a B. the - the - the - the C. the - the - a - a D. a - a - the - the 22. There is a real possibility that these animals could be frightened _______ a sudden loud noise. A. being there B. should there be C. there was D. there have been 23. The computer has dramatically affected ______ photographic lenses are constructed. A. is the way B. that the way C. which way do D. the way 

24. Six novels a year, you say? He’s certainly a __________ writer. 

A. fruitful B. fertile C. virile D. prolific 

25. The handwriting is completely ______ . This note must have been written a long time ago. A. inedible B. indelible C. illegible D. unfeasible II. Give the correct form or tense of the verbs in brackets. 

a. The children were frightened because the lights suddenly (1.go) ________ out and they (2.sit) ________ in the dark. 

b. What tune (3. play) ________ when we (4. come) ________ in? 

c. She was badly hurt when her car hit another car. If she (5. wear) ________ her seat belt, she (6. not hurt) ________ so badly. 

d. It is vital that no one else (7. know) _______ about the secret government operation. e. It seems strange to be standing here, (8. look) _______ out at SydneyHarbor. 

f. Tom had a lucky escape. He (9. kill) ________ when a car crashed into the front of his house. g. _____ (10. Rank) as a masterpiece, a work of art must transcend the ideals of the period in which it was  created. 

III. There are ten mistakes in the following passage. Find and correct them. (1.5 pt) It seems that the mystery of why the Pyramids were built may have solved. Until quite recently people got used to think that they were just tombs for pharaohs. Instead, the connection with astronomy seems much more important. Egyptologists have often asked them how long it spent to build them and why people built them in first place. Experts came up with a suggestion that the Egyptians may have believed in the River Nile was the earthly equivalent of the Milky Way. Many agree that the sizes of the three Giza Pyramids are in promotion to the three stars of Orion. Nothing, then, was by the chance. Rather, the souls of dead pharaohs were deliberately being project through shafts to reach at their goal of the Orion constellation. 

IV. Give the correct form of the word in each of the following brackets.(1.5 pt) 

It was not so long ago that we dealt with colleagues through face-to-face (1. INTERACT) ______ and with counterparts and customers by phone or letter. But the world of communication has undergone a dramatic transformation, not for all the good. Email, while (2. DOUBT) _____ a swift means of communication providing your server is fully (3.FUNCTION) ______ and that the address you have contains no (4. ACCURATE) _____ has had a (5. SIGNIFY) _____ effect on certain people’s behaviour, both at home and business. For those people, the use of email has become irresistibly (6. ADDICT) _____ to the extent that it is (7. THREAT) _____ their mental and physical health. Addicts spend their day (8. COMPULSION) _____ checking for email and have a (9. TEND) ______ to panic if their server goes down. It is estimated that one in six people spend four hours a day sending and receiving messages, the equivalent to more than two working days a week. The negative effect on (10. PRODUCE) ________ is something employers are well aware of. 


I. Read the following passage and choose the option that indicates the correct answer to each of the following questions. 

In the United States in the early 1800's, individual state governments had more effect on the economy than did the federal government. States chartered manufacturing, banking, mining, and transportation firms and participated in the construction of various internal improvements such as canals, turnpikes, and railroads. The states encouraged internal improvements in two distinct ways; first, by actually establishing state companies to build such improvements; second, by providing part of the capital for mixed public-private companies setting out to make a profit.  

In the early nineteenth century, state governments also engaged in a surprisingly large amount of direct regulatory activity, including extensive licensing and inspection programs. Licensing targets reflected both similarities and differences between the economy of the nineteenth century and that of today: in the nineteenth century, state regulation through licensing fell especially on peddlers, innkeepers, and retail merchants of various kinds. The perishable commodities of trade generally came understate inspection, and such important frontier staples as lumber and gunpowder were also subject to state control. Finally, state governments experimented with direct labor and business regulation designed to help the individual laborer or consumer, including setting maximum limits on hours of work and restrictions on price-fixing by businesses. 

Although the states dominated economic activity during this period, the federal government was not inactive. Its goals were the facilitation of western settlement and the development of native industries. Toward these ends, the federal government pursued several courses of action. It established a national bank to stabilize 

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banking activities in the country and, in part, to provide a supply of relatively easy money to the frontier, where it was greatly needed for settlement. It permitted access to public western lands on increasingly easy terms, culminating in the Homestead Act of 1862, by which title to land could be claimed on the basis of residence alone. Finally, it set up a system of tariffs that was basically protectionist in effect, although maneuvering for position by various regional interests produced frequent changes in tariff rates throughout the nineteenth century. 1. What does the passage mainly discuss? 

A. States's rights versus federal rights. 

B. The participation of state governments in railroad, canal, and turnpike construction. C. The roles of state and federal governments in the economy of the nineteenthcentury. D. Regulatory activity by state governments. 

2. The word “effect” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to __________. 

A. value B. argument C. influence D. restraint 3. All of the following are mentioned in the passage as areas that involved statevernments in the nineteenth century EXCEPT _________. 

A. mining B. banking C. manufacturing D. higher education 4. The word “distinct” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to_________. 

A. separate B. innovative C. alarming D. provocative 5. It can be inferred from the first paragraph that in the nineteenth century canals and railroads were _________. 

A. built with money that came from the federal government 

B. much more expensive to build than they had been previously 

C. built predominantly in the western part of the country 

D. sometimes built in part by state companies 

6. The regulatory activities of state governments included all of the following EXCEPT_______. A. licensing of retail merchants B. inspecting materials used in turnpike maintenance C. imposing limits on price-fixing D. control of lumber 

7. The word “setting” in bold in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _________. 

A. discussing B. analyzing C. establishing D. avoiding 8. The word “ends” in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ________. 

A. benefits B. decisions C. services D. goals 9. According to the passage, which of the following is true of the Homestead Act of 1862? A. It made it increasingly possible for settlers to obtain land in the West. 

B. It was a law first passed by state governments in the West. 

C. It increased the money supply in the West. 

D. It established tariffs in a number of regions. 

10. Which of the following activities was the responsibility of the federal government in the nineteenth century? A.Control of the manufacture of gunpowder. 

B. Determining the conditions under which individuals worked. 

C. Regulation of the supply of money. 

D. Inspection of new homes built on western lands. 

II. Read the text below and fill in each blank with ONE suitable word. (2.0 pts) 

The British are widely (1) _____ to be a very polite nation, and in (2)______ respects this is true. An Italian journalist once commented of the British that they need (3) _____ fewer than four “thank you” merely to buy a bus ticket. The first, from the bus conductor means, “I’m here.” The second accompanies the handing over of the money. The third, again from the conductor, (4) ____ “Here is your ticket.”, and then the passenger utters a final one as he accepts the tickets. Such transactions in most (5) ____ parts of the world are usually conducted in total silence. In sharp contrast to this excessive politeness with strangers, the British are strangely lacking (6) _____ ritual phrases for social interaction. The exhortation “Good appetite”, uttered in so (7) ______ other languages to fellow-diners before a meal, does not exist in English. The nearest equivalent – Enjoy your dinner! – is said only by people who will not be partaking of the meal in question. What’s more, the British (8) ____ happiness to their friends or acquaintances only at the start of a new year and at (9)_____ such as birthdays, (10) _____ the Greeks routinely wish all and sundry a “good week” or a “good month”. 

1._____________2._____________3._____________4._____________ 5.____________ 6._____________7._____________8._____________9._____________ 10.____________ III. Read the passage and choose the best option for each of the following blanks. (2.0 pts) Media and advertising 

After more than fifty years of television, it might seem only obvious to conclude that it is here to (1) ______. There have been many objections to it during this time, of course, and (2) ______ a variety of grounds. Did it cause eye-strain? Was the (3) ______ bombarding us with radioactivity? Did the advertisements contain subliminal messages, persuading us to buy more? Did children turn to violence through watching it, either because so (4) ______ programmes taught them how to shoot, rob, and kill, or because they had to do something to counteract the hours they had spent glued to the tiny screen? Or did it simply create a vast passive (5) ______ drugged by glamorous serials and inane situation (6) ______ ? On the other hand did it increase anxiety by 

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sensationalizing the news [or the news which was (7) ______ by suitable pictures] and filling our living rooms with war, famine and political unrest? (8) ______ in all, television proved to be the all-purpose scapegoat for the second half of the century, blamed for everything, but above all, eagerly watched. For no (9) ______ how much we despised it, feared it, were bored by it, or felt that it took us away from the old paradise of family conversation and hobbies such as collecting stamps, we never turned it off. We kept staring at the screen, aware that our own tiny (10) ______ was in if we looked carefully. 

1. A. be B. stay C. exist D. prolong 2. A. with B. over C. by D. on 3. A. screen B. danger C. machine D. reason 4. A. that B. far C. many D. what 5. A. programme B. personality C. audience D. tense 6. A. comedies B. programmes C. perhaps D. consequently 7. A. taken B. presented C. capable D. accompanied 8. A. Taken B. All C. Somewhat D. Thus 9. A. one B. matter C. difference D. reason 10. A. fault B. reflection C. situation D. consciousness PART FOUR: WRITING (6.0 POINTS) 

I. Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. 1. If the work is finished by lunchtime, you can go home. 

Get_______________________________________________________________________ 2. You haven’t done your work, have you? 

It’s about______________________________________________________________________ 3. The fourth time he asked her to marry him, she accepted. 

Only on his ________________________________________________________________ 4. He said that he had won as a result of good luck. 

He attributed___________________________________________________________________ 5. That reminds me of the time I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji.  

That takes me________________________________________________________________ 6. People rumour that he is rich but stingy. 

What_______________________________________________________________________ 7. Such a ridiculous proposal isn’t worth serious consideration. 

There is____________________________________________________________________ 8. Just thinking about his face at that moment makes me laugh. 

The very____________________________________________________________________ 9.We cannot see animals in a vast area after the forest fire. 

There is an__________________________________________________________________ 10.The staff hated Frank’s new policies so intensely that they went on strike. 

So intense___________________________________________________________________ II. Write a new sentence similar in meaning to the given one, using the word given in the brackets. Do not  alter the word in any way. (2.0 pts) 

1. I suddenly realized the meaning of a “freebie”.(dawned) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 2. After the scandal, he was asked to resign. (HAND) 

__________________________________________________________________________ 3. Bruce said that the situation at work was like a family argument. (likened) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 4. My father is not feeling well these days. (weather) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 5. I don’t think this record will ever be popular. (catch) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 6. His arrival was completely unexpected. (took) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 7. The success of our local theater has made our city famous. (map) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 8. He is certainly not a reliable witness. (means) 

___________________________________________________________________________ 9. Our company is the only company allowed to import these chemicals. (monopoly) ___________________________________________________________________________ 10. It’s uncertain whether the band’s tour will take place. (BALANCE) 

___________________________________________________________________________ III. Essay writing Some high schools require all students to wear school uniforms. Other high schools permit students to decide what to wear to school. Which of these two school policies do you think is better? In about 250 words, write an essay to expess your opinion, usingspecific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 

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I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently fromthat of the others. (0.5 pt) 1. D 2. A 3. C 4. D 5. B 

II. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others.(0.5 pt) 1. D 2. B 3. C 4. A 5. B 


I. Choose the best option to complete each of the following sentences.(2.5pts) 

1. C 2. D 3. A 4. D 5.C 6. D 7. C 8. C 9. B 10. C 11. A 12. B 13. C 14.  A 

15. B 16. A 17. B 18.D 19. C 20. C 21.  B 

22. B 23. D 24. D 25. C 

II. Give the correct form or tense of the verbs in brackets. (1.5 pt) 

1. had gone 2. were sitting 

3. was being played 4. came 

5. had been wearing 6. wouldn’t have been hurt 

7. (should) know 8. looking 

9. could have been killed 10. To be ranked 

III. There are ten mistakes in the following passage. Find and correct them. (1.5 pt) It seems that the mystery of why the Pyramids were built may (1. have solved��have been solved). Until quite recently people got used (2. to think��to thinking) that they were just tombs for pharaohs. Instead, the connection with astronomy (3.seem �� seems) much more important. Egyptologists have often asked (4. them �� themselves) how long it (5. spent �� took) to build them and why people built them in (6. first place �� the first place). Experts came up with a suggestion that the Egyptians may have (7. believed in�� believed that) the River Nile was the earthly equivalent of the Milky Way. Many agree that the sizes of the three Giza Pyramids are in propotion to the three stars of Orion. Nothing, then, was (8. by the chance �� by chance). Rather, the souls of dead pharaohs were deliberatedly being (9. project �� projected) through shafts to (10. reach at �� reach) their goal of the Orion constellation. 






 have solved 

have been solved

to think 

to thinking







first place 

the first place

believed in 

believed that

by the chance 

by chance




reach at 


IV. Give the correct form of the word in each of the following brackets. (1.5 pt) 



I. Read the following passage and choose the option that indicates the correct answer to each of the following  questions.(2.0 pts) 

1. C 2. C 3. D 4. A 5. D  

6. B 7. C 8. D 9. A 10. C 

II. Read the text below and fill in each blank with ONE suitable word. (2.0 pts) 

1. considered 2. some 3. no 4. means 

5. other 

6. in 7. many 8. wish 9. celebrations 10. while 

III. Read the passage and choose the best option for each of the following blanks. (2.0 pts) 1.B 2.D 3.A 4.C 5.C  

6.B 7.D 8.B 9.B 10.B 


I. Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the given words. (2.0 pts) 

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1. Get the work finished by lunchtime and you can go home. 

2. It’s about time you did your homework. 

3. Only on his fourth proposal did she accept to marry him. 

4. He attributed his win/ victory/ success/ achievement/ triumph to good luck. 

5. That takes me back to the time I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji. 

6. What people rumour is that he is rich but stingy. 

7. There is no point in considering such a ridiculous proposal seriously. 

8. The very thought of his face at that moment makes me laugh. 

9.There is an absence of animals in a vast area after the forest fire. 

10. So intense was the hatred for Frank’s new policies that the staff went on strike. 

II. Write a new sentence similar in meaning to the given one, using the word given in the brackets. Do not  alter the word in any way. (2.0 pts) 

1. It suddenly dawned on me what the meaning of a “freebie” was. 

2. After the scandal, he was asked to hand in his resignation. 

3. Bruce likened the situation at work to a family argument 

4. My father is feeling (a bit) under the weather these days. 

5. I don’t think this record will ever catch on. 

6. His arrival took us (completely) by surprise. 

7. The success of our local theater has put our city on the map. 

8. He is by no means a reliable witness. 

9. Our company has got the monopoly of/on/in importing these chemicals. 

10. The band’s tour is in the balance. 

III. Essay writing (2.0 pts) Marking scheme 

Markers should discuss the suggested answers and the marking scale thoroughly before marking the papers. The mark given to part III is based on the following scheme: 

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A. PHONETICS (10 points) 

Question 1: Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the other words.  Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below (5p) 

01. A. random B. canal C. many D. explanatory 02. A. good B. moon C. food D. balloon 03. A. provide B. product C. production D. procedure 04. A. kite B. bite C. Christian D. Christ 05. A. voltage B. voyage C. massage D. dosage 

Question 2: Choose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words. Write your  answers in the numbered blanks provided below (5p) 

06. A. argumentative B. psychological C. contributory D. hypersensitive 07. A. atomic B. brilliant C. determined D. ambitious 08. A. trigonometry B. explanatory C. immediately D. democracy 09. A. photograph B. payroll C. accent D. regretful 10. A. majority B. ceremony C. astronomy D. investiture B. GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (60 points) 

Question 3: Give the correct tense/ form of the verbs in the brackets. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below (30p) 

a. It’s time we (11. go)………. If we (12. not leave)…….. now, we (13. miss)…… the train. b. I know I (14. not write) to you before, but I (15. be)////// so busy recently that I (16. not have)……… time for writing letters. I (17. telephone)……… you instead, but I (18. forget)………. your number. c. Why didn’t you tell me you could lend me the money? I (19. not borrow)…………. it from the bank. d. He is walking (20. hurry)……… to the place where his ex-wife, a famous naturalist now (21. lie)………(22. bury)……… among the animals she (23. love) ………….so much. 

e. We will see Alice at the corner, she (24. wait)…….. for us when we (25. arrive)…………. f. He resents (26. be)………. (27. tell) ………….what (28. do)………………….. 

g. Her mother (29. go)……… abroad last month, so it (30. not be)………….her you see at the theater last  Sunday. 

Question 4: The passage below contains 10 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has been done as an example. Write your answers in the numbered blanks below (20p) 

Question 5: Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p) 

41. We’re all very obliged_________ you 

42. When the wound has healed_________ you can remove the plaster. 

43. Without a fridge, fresh food will go_________ very quickly. 

44. I’m faithful_________ my principle. 

45. I haven’t heard_________ Mandy since she wrote in July. 

46. This service is free_________ charge. 

47. They went ahead contrary_________ my advice. 

48. The weather was fine, and everyone was making_________ the coast. 

49. We’re going_________ Tom’s car tomorrow. 

50. Have a card_________ your sleeve. 

C. READING (40 points) 

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Question 6: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (20p) 

In addition to the great ridges and volcanic chains, the oceans conceal another form of undersea mountains: the strange guyot, or flat-topped seamount. No marine geologist even suspected the existence of these isolated mountains until they were discovered by geologist Harry H. Hess in 1946. He was serving at the time as naval officer on a ship equipped with a fathometer. Hess named these truncated peaks for the nineteenth century Swiss-born geologist Arnold Guyot, who had served on the faculty of Princeton University for thirty years. Since then, hundreds of guyots have been discovered in every ocean but the Arctic. Like offshore canyons, guyots present a challenge to oceanographic theory. They are believed to be extinct volcanoes. Their flat tops indicate that they once stood above or just below the surface, where the action of waves leveled off their peaks. Yet today, by definition, their summits are at least 600 feet below the surface, and some are as deep as 8,200 feet. Most lie between 3,200 feet and 6,500 feet. Their tops are not really flat but slope upward to a low pinnacle at the center. Dredging from the tops of guyots has recovered basalt and coral rubble, and that would be expected from the eroded tops of what were once islands. Some of this material is over 80 million years old. Geologists think the drowning of the guyots involved two processes: The great weight of the volcanic mountains depressed the sea floor beneath them, and the level of the sea rose a number of times, especially when the last Ice Age ended, some 8,000 to 11.000 years ago. 

51. What is the author's main purpose in writing this passage? 

A. To trace the career of Arnold Guyot. B. To describe feature of the undersea world. C. To present the results of recent geologic research. D. To discuss underwater ridges and volcano chains 52. The word “conceal” is closest in meaning to which of the following? 

A. Contain B. Erode C. Hide D. Create 53. The passage implies that guyots were first detected by means of________. 

A. a fathometer B. computer analysic C. a deep-sea diving expedition D. research submarines 54. The author indicates that Arnold Guyot________. 

A. was Harry Hess's instructor B. invented the fathometer 

C. named the guyed after himself D. taught at Princeton University 55. What does the passage say about the Arctic Ocean? 

A. The first guyot was discovered there. B. No guyots have ever been found there. C. There are more guyots there than in any other ocean. D. It is impossible that guyots were ever formed there. 56. The author states that offshore canyons and guyots have which of the following characteristics in common? A. Both are found on the ocean floor near continental shelves. 

B. Both present oceanographers with a mystery. 

C. Both were formed by volcanic activity. 

D. Both were, at one time, above the surface of the sea. 

57. According to the passage, most guyots are found at a depth of________. 

A. less than 600 feet. B. between 600 and 3,200 feet. C. between 3,200 and 6,500 feet D. more than 8,200 feet 51. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “rubble”? 

A. Fragments B. Mixture C. Columns D. Core 51. According to the passage, which of the following two processes were involved in the submersion of guyots? A. Erosion and volcanic activity. B. The sinking of the sea floor and the rising of sea level. C. Mountain building and the action of ocean currents D. High tides and earthquakes 60. According to the passage, when did sea level significantly rise? 

A. In 1946 B. In the nineteenth century C. From 8,000 to 11,000 years D. 80 million years ago Question 7: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (20p) 

As Christmas evolved in the United States, new customs were adopted and many old ones were reworked. The legend of Santa Claus, for example, had origins in Europe and was brought by Dutch settlers to New York in the early 18th century. Traditionally, Santa Claus - from the Dutch Sinter Klaas - was depicted as a tall, dignified, religious figure riding a white horse through the air. Known as Saint Nicholas in Germany, he was usually accompanied by Black Peter, an elf who punished disobedient children. In North America he eventually developed into a fat, jolly old gentleman who had neither the religious attributes of Saint Nicholas nor the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter. 

Santa’s transformation began in 1823, when a New York newspaper published the poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas, which Clement Clark Moore had written to amuse his daughter. The poem introduced many Americans to the story of a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Portraits and drawings of Santa Claus by American illustrator Thomas Nast further strengthened the legend during the second half of the 19th century. Living at the North Pole and assisted by elves, the modern Santa produced and delivered toys to all good children. By the late 19th century he had become such a prominent figure of American folklore that in 1897, when Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun newspaper asking if Santa was real, she received a direct answer: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. 

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61. Who brought the legend of Santa Claus to the USA according to the passage? 

A. Sinter Klaas B. Saint Nicholas C. A German D. Dutch settlers 62. Santa Claus was traditionally described as a________. 

A. tall man who could walk through the air. B. fat, jolly, old man. 

C. religious figure. D. fat man riding a white horse. 63. Santa Claus in North America was depicted as________. 

A. a man with the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter. 

B. a good old man with less religious character. 

C. one with religious attributes of Saint Nicholas. 

D. a jolly man on horseback. 

64. Who was Black Peter? 

A. an elf accompanying Saint Nicholas. B. an elf who rode a white horse. C. one of the disobedient children. D. a popular traditional figure. 65. What word is closest in meaning to “attributes”? 

A. symbols of a person B. natural qualities C. effects D. outer appearance 66. Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from? 

A. the North Pole B. Europe C. North America D. the City of New York 67. 1823 was mentioned as a year when________. 

A. Clement Clark Moore wrote his first poem B. Clement Clark Moore’s poem made him popular C. Saint Nicholas visited New York D. the image of Santa Claus was transformed 68. According to Clement Clark Moore’s poem 

A. Santa Claus had nothing different in appearance from the traditional one. 

B. Santa Claus had wings and could fly. 

C. Santa Claus liked poetry. 

D. Santa Claus was a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a sleigh. 

69. The answer “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” is an illustration for the fact that________. A. the New York Sun was popular with children. 

B. Santa Claus was a prominent figure at that time. 

C. newspapers are unreliable. 

D. Virginia O’Hanlon was a reader of the New York Sun 

70. Which of the following statements is TRUE? 

A. Santa Claus was an imaginary old man created by artists based on traditional figures. B. Living in the North Pole, Santa Claus visited children at Christmas. 

C. Santa Claus was a real figure living in northern America. 

D. Santa Claus was a story based on Saint Nicholas and Black Peter. 

D. USE OF ENGLISH (30 points) 

Question 8: Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the following passage. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (0) has been done as an example. (10p) Vietnamese generally shake hands when greeting and parting. Using both hands shows respect as does a (71)________ bow of the head. In rural areas, elderly people do not extend their hand are greeted with a bow. Women are more (72)________ to bow the head than to shake hands. Vietnamese names begin with the family name and are (73)________ by a given name. For example, in the name Nguyen Van Due, Nguyen is the family name. People address (74)________ by their given names, but add a title that indicates their perceived (75)________ to the other person. These titles are family related rather than professional. Among colleagues, for example, the (76)________ of the two might combine the given name with the title of Anh ("Older Brother"). A(n) (77)________ greeting combined with the given name and title is Xin chao ("Hello."). Classifiers for gender and familiarity are also combined with the greeting. In formal meetings, business cards are sometimes (78)________ on greeting. 

Vietnamese people have a strong (79)________ of hospitality and feel embarrassed if they cannot show their guests full respect by preparing for their arrival. Therefore, it (80)________ to visit someone without having been invited. Gifts are not required, but are appreciated. Flowers, incense, or tea may be proper gifts for the hosts. Hosts also appreciate a small gift for their children or elderly parents 

71. A. light B. slight C. lightly D. lighted 72. A. possible B. capable C. probable D. likely 73. A. continued B. chased C. followed D. taken 74. A. each one B. one other C. one the other D. one another 75. A. relation B. relationship C. relation D. relatives 76. A. younger B. most young C. youngest D. young 77. A. easy B. basic C. fundamentally D. elementary 78. A. changed B. transferred C. reserved D. exchanged 79. A. sense B. sensation C. sensitivity D. sensible 80. A. inactive B. inaccurate C. inappropriate D. inexact 

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Question 9: Fill each blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (0) has been done as an example. (10p) 

Cell Phones 

Cell phones have been popular in Japan (0. since) the early 1990s, but it was (81)________ until 1999  that their use really took off. The age of cell phones has emerged, but with it come problems. Cell phones are used on buses and trains, in restaurants, and in all areas of (82)________. They cause problems when they (82)________ during meetings, concerts, weddings, or even funerals. What's more, people speak loudly in public, and students read and text messages during lessons. (83)________ seriously, when a cell phone is used near a person (84)________ a pacemaker to fegulate his heartbeat, its radio waves  may interfere with the functioning of the pacemaker. 

Now, something is being done to solve these (86)________. In many places, new technology is being used to block cell phone calls. Airline (87)________ are requested to stop using cell phones while on board. Concert halls ask their audience to switch their phones to the (88)________ mode. However, phone users fear that if they do not (89)________ their phones, they will lose valuable business opportunities. That's why many do not (90)________ off their phones even when they are asked to. 

Question 10: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. Write your answers in the numbered spaces provided below. (10p) 

91. Those (theatre) group has never lost its appeal. 

92. Dolphins, (mammal) species, sometimes jump above the surface of the water. 

93. The situation is so (chaos) in some countries now that it is difficult to see any solution 94. He’s the most (please), ill-mannered person I’ve ever met. 

95. Good friends can enrich the quality of our lives (measure). 

96. This famous singer had two (enter) in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

97. Beauty is in the eye of the (hold). 

98. Computers are now considered (dispense) in the business world. 

99. Due to (electric) the difference between urban life and rural life is more and more reduced. 100. A doctor may prescribe (biotic) if the patient has an infection. 

E. WRITING (30p) 

Question 11: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence  printed before it (10p). 

101. Someone stole the old lady’s handbag. 

→ The old lady was ......................................................................................... 

102. A true story forms the basis of Mary’s new novel. 

→ Mary’s new novel ......................................................................................... 

103. If you have completed your test, you can go home. 

→ Get ...................................................................................................................... 

104. Absolute secrecy was crucial to the success of the mission. 

→ Without ............................................................................................................ 

105. Something must be done to solve this problem. 

→ Urgent .......................................................................................... .................... 

Question 12: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar its possible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary. Do not change the form of the given word (10p). 

106. The job received over a hundred applications. (APPLIED) 

→ ....................................................................................................................... 

107. Alan prides himself on his punctuality. (TAKES) 

→ ....................................................................................................................... 

108. Many people attended this year’s festival. (TURNOUT) → ....................................................................................................................... 

109. He is becoming quite famous as an interviewer. (NAME) 

→ ....................................................................................................................... 

110. The whole team was in a happy mood. (SPIRITS) 

→ ....................................................................................................................... 

Question 13: Writing an essay (40p) 

It is widely believed nowadays that social knowledge and the ability to adapt in a changing society make a school-leaver succeed in getting a job. 

What do you think about the saying? 

Write an essay of around 250 words to prove your points. 

_____________THE END_____________ 

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Question 1: (5p) 01. C 02. A 03. B 04. C 05. C 

Question 2: (5p) 06. C 07. B 08. A 09. D 10. B 


Question 3: (10p) 

11. went 12. don’t leave 13. will miss 14. shouldn’t/ oughtn’t have written 15. have been 16. haven’t had 17. should/would have telephoned 18. have forgot(ten) 19. needn’t have borrowed 20. hurrying 21. lies 22. buried 23. loved 24. will be waiting 25. arrive 26. being 27. told 28. to do29. went 30. can’t/ couldn’t have been 

Question 4: (10p) 

31. visiting → to visit 32. no → not 33. right address → the right address 34. their → its 35. up → down 36. had → had been 

37. risen → raised 38. extending → extended 

39. previous → previously 40. untidy gravel yard → an untidy gravel yard 

Question 5: (5p) 

41. to 42. over 43. off 44. to 45. from 

46. of 47. to 48. for 49. in 50. Up 

C. READING (20p) 

Question 6: (10p) 

51. B 52. C 53. A 54. D 55. B 56. B 57. C 58. A 59. B 60. C Question 7: (10p) 

61. D 62. C 63. B 64. A 65. A 66. B 67. D 68. D 69. B 70. A D. USE OF ENGLISH (20p) 

Question 8: (10p) 

71. B 72. D 73. C 74. D 75. B 76. A 77. B 78. D 79. A 80. C Question 9: (10p) 

81. not 82. life 83. ring 84. More 85.using 

86. problems 87. passengers 88. silent 89. answer 90. turn/switch Question 10: (10p) 

91. theatrical 92. mammalian 93. chaotic 94. unpleasant 95. immeasurably96. entries 97. beholder 98. Indispensable 99. Electrification 100. antibiotics 

E. WRITING (30p) 

Question 11: (10p) 

101. The old lady was robbed of her hand bag. 

102. Mary’s new novel is based on a true story. 

103. Get your test completed/ finished and you can go home. 

104. Without absolute secrecy this mission would not have succeeded/ been successful/ been a success/ would have failed. 

105. Urgent action is/ measures are necessary/ essential to solve this problem. 

Question 12: (10p) 

106. Over a hundred people applied for the job. 

107. Alan takes (a) pride in his punctuality. 

108. This year’s festival attracted a record/ high turnout. 

109. He is making quite a name for himself as an interviewer. 

110. The whole team was in good spirits. 

Question 13: (20p) ESSAY WRITING 

___________THE END___________ 

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I. LEXICO-GRAMMAR (7/20 points) 

Part 1: Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence. Write your answer (A, B, C, or D) in the numbered box. 

1. Sheila will inherit everything ________ her uncle’s death. 

A. on account of B. in spite of C. in the event of D. in place of 2. His poor handling of the business ________ on negligence. 

A. neared B. edged C. approached D. bordered 3. Down ________ for three days. 

A. the rain poured B. poured the rain C. did the rain pour D. do the rain poor 4. Can I ________ your brains for a moment? I can’t do this crossword by myself. 

A. have B. pick C. mind D. use 5. The job wasn’t giving the ________ of the experience he wanted. 

A. width B. depth C. length D. breadth 6. I suppose I could ________ advertising. 

A. catch on B. get out of C. go in for D. work out 7. The storm ripped our tent to ________. 

A. slices B. shreds C. strips D. specks 8. She travelled the world in ________ of her dreams. 

A. pursuit B. finding C. chase D. trail 9. The agency is ________ and not run for profit. 

A. charitable B. donated C. voluntary D. free 10. Mike, _______, will you switch off that television! 

A. once and for all B. now and then C. over and above D. from time to time Part 2: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered space provided in the column on the right. 

11. The (PLACE)_______ of natural resources is becoming inadequate for the support of increasing  population. 

12. The grammar section provides coverage of all the most(PROBLEM)_______ areas. 13. He has recorded the (NARRATE)______ for the production. 

14. In this profession, women (NUMBER)______ men by two to one. 

15. An (LAY)_______ showing population can be placed on top of the map. 

16. The shells are so hard and they are virtually (DESTROY)_______. 

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17. We should arrive two days early in order to (CLIMATE)________. 

18. These changes are likely to (POOR)________ single-parent families even further. 19. I’m afraid the hospital is desperately (STAFF)______ at the moment. 

20. This book will challenge your (CONCEPT)_______ about rural life. 

Part 3: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and correct them in the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example. 

Human and primates, the family of apes, gorillas, and chimpanzees, among others, divide many common traits. 

While primates are deemed the most intelligent of animals, most researchers believed they lack the capacity to produce language. However, a research project in the 1970s at University of Georgia showed promise that chimpanzees have the ability to learn a certain language, just as human children do. 

The project used several chimpanzees as test subjects in which Lana, a female chimp was the study focus. 

Though the primates lack the vocal constructions to make human speech patterns, the researchers created a language called Yerkish, using lexigram made up of symbols that represent sounds and words. 125 symbols were placed on a keyboard, which Lana was taught how to use the board to communicate with the researchers. She successfully expressed her thoughts by pressing different keys in succession. In some cases, she used up to seven at times. 

0. Humans 


22.____________ 23.____________ 


25.____________ 26.____________ 27.____________ 28.____________ 29.____________ 30.____________ 

Part 4: Supply the correct form of the VERB in brackets to complete the passage. Write your answer in the numbered box. 

I don't normally go to the cinema. Not because I don't like it but because it's just a habit I (31.never GET)__________ into. However, on this occasion I (32. DECIDE)__________ to go because my friends (33. constantly GO)__________ on about this film all week and eventually wore me down. It was starring some ephemeral Hollywood actor whom I had vaguely heard of but couldn't put a face to. We got to the cinema early to find people (34. already WAIT)__________ outside, which suggested that my friends weren't the only ones who thought it was worth seeing although I could still think of several other things I would rather having been doing at that moment. In the end, the film (35. TURN)_________ out to be not half as bad as expected, though I (36. PREFER)__________ something with a bit more action. The plot centred on two men who were planning to carry out some immensely complicated robbery, though what they (37. completely FAIL) ___________ to realize was that all the time their plans (38. closely MONITOR) ____________ by the police. Somewhat unpredictably, however, they got away with it because they (39. CHANGE) _____________ their plans at the last minute. It was okay but I (40.not THINK)________ of going again. 

Part 5: Fill each gap in the following sentences with one of the prepositions or particles in the box. Use each word only ONCE and write your answer in the numbered box. (Please note that the given words outnumber the gaps.) 

by through with for in out up into off across down beyond

41. He likes to show _________ how well he speaks French. 

42. They were sad because the plan fell _________ at the last minutes. 

43. Ben is a true adventurer. He has climbed this country's highest mountain, canoed _________ the continent, and hiked through the Amazon jungle. 

44. She wrote the book _________ collaboration with one of her students. 

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46. Mary has always looked _________ to her uncle, who is a very successful actor. 

47. I do feel ________ you, honestly! 

48. As I had put on weight, my dress was too tight so I had to let it ________ especially around the waist. 49. I'm sorry but Dr. Ho sees patients _________ appointments only. 

50. He spoke _________ such assurance that we couldn't but believe him. 

II. READING (6/ 20 points) 

Part 1: Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each gap. Write your answer in the numbered box. (0) has been done as an example. 

When faced (0)________ some new and possible bewildering technology change, most people (51)________ in one of two ways. They either recoil (52)________ anything new, claiming that it is unnecessary, or too complicated or that it (53)________ makes life less than human. Or they learn to adapt to the new invention and (54)________ wonder how they could possibly have existed (55)________ it. Take computers as example. For many of us, they still (56)________ a threat to our freedom and give us a frightening (57)________ of a future in which all decisions will be (58)________ by machines. This may be because they seem (59)________, and difficult to understand. Ask most people what you can use a home computer for, and you usually get vague answers about how ‘they give you information’. In fact, even those of us who are (60)________ with computer and use them in our daily work, have little idea of how they work. But it does not take long to learn how to operate a business programme, even if things occasionally go wrong for no apparent (61)________. Presumably, much the same happened when telephone and television became widespread. What seems to alarm most people is the (62)________ of technology change, (63)________ than change itself. And the objections that are made to new technology may (64)________ have a point to them, since change is not always an improvement. As we discover during power cuts, there is a lot to be said for the oil lamp, the coal fire, and forms of entertainment, such as books or board (65)________, which don’t have to be plugged into work. 

0. A. with B. to C. for D. on 51. A. react B. treat C. solve D. perform 52. A. of B. out of C. away from D. from 53. A. somewhere B. someplace C. someway D. somewhat 54. A. eventually B. possibly C. initially D. naturally 55. A. with B. without C. on D. for 56. A. show B. meet C. face D. represent 57. A. possibility B. sense C. idea D. prospect 58. A. invented B. changed C. taken D. done 59. A. unsteady B. unsure C. mysterious D. obvious 60. A. accustomed B. familiar C. used D. commonplace 61. A. reason B. cue C. excuse D. cause 62. A. rate B. swiftness C. speed D. tempo 63. A. more B. less C. rather D. other 64. A. badly B. better C. worse D. well 65. A. sports B. games C. plays D. shows Part 2: Read the following passage and answer the questions from 66 to 75 that follow. THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR 

The word 'guitar' was brought into English as an adaptation of the Spanish word 'guitarra’, which was, in turn, derived from the Greek 'kithara'. Tracing the roots of the word further back into linguistic history, it seems to have been a combination of the Indo-European stem 'guit-’, meaning music, and the root '-tar’, meaning chord or string. The root '-tar' is actually common to a number of languages, and can also be found in the word 'sitar’, also a stringed musical instrument. Although the spelling and pronunciation differ between languages, these key elements have been present in most words for 'guitar' throughout history. 

While the guitar may have gained most of its popularity as a musical instrument during the modern era, guitar-like instruments have been in existence in numerous cultures throughout the world for more than 5.000 years. The earliest instruments that the modern eye and ear would recognise as a 'normal' acoustic guitar date from about 500 years ago. Prior to this time, stringed instruments were in use throughout the world, but these early instruments are known primarily from visual depictions, not from the continued existence of music written for them. The majority of these depictions show simple stringed instruments, often lacking some of the parts that define a modern guitar. A number of these instruments have more in common with the lute than the guitar. 

There is some uncertainty about the exact date of the earliest six-string guitar. The oldest one still in existence, which was made by Gaetano Vinaccia, is dated 1779. However, the authenticity of six-string guitars 

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alleged to have been made prior to 1790 is often suspect, as many fakes have been discovered dating to this era. The early nineteenth century is generally accepted as the time period during which six-string guitars began taking on their modern shape and dimensions. Thus for nearly two hundred years, luthiers, or guitar makers, have been producing versions of the modern acoustic guitar. 

The first electric guitar was not developed until the early twentieth century. George Beauchamp received the first patent for an electric guitar in 1936, and Beauchamp went on to co-found Rickenbacker, originally known as the Electro String Instrument Company. Although Rickenbacker began producing electric guitars in the late 1930s, this brand received most of its fame in the 1960s, when John Lennon used a Rickenbacker guitar for the Beatles' debut performance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. George Harrison later bought a Rickenbacker guitar of his own, and the company later gave him one of their earliest 12-string electric guitars. Paul McCartney also used a Rickenbacker bass guitar for recording. The Beatles continued to use Rickenbacker guitars throughout their career, and made the instruments highly popular among other musicians of the era. 

The Fender Musical Instruments Company and the Gibson Guitar Corporation were two other early electric guitar pioneers, both developing models in the early 1950s. Fender began with the Telecaster in 1950 and 1951, and the Fender Stratocaster debuted in 1954. Gibson began selling the Gibson Les Paul, based partially on assistance from jazz musician and guitar innovator Les Paul, in 1952. The majority of present day solid-body electric guitars are still based largely on these three early electric guitar designs. 

Throughout the history of the guitar, an enormous number of individuals have made their mark on the way in which the instrument was built, played and perceived. Though some of these individuals are particularly well known, like the Beatles or Les Paul, the majority of these people are virtually invisible to most modern guitar fans. By looking at the entire history of the guitar, rather than just recent developments, largely confined to electric guitars, it is possible to see more of the contributions of earlier generations. 

Questions 66-70: Complete the sentences. Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer. Write your answer in the numbered box. 

66. Despite differences in _________, 'guit-' and '-tar' appear in the word for 'guitar' in many languages. 67. Instruments that we would call acoustic guitars have been made and played for approximately _________. 68. The ________ of acoustic guitars have not changed much in 200 years. 

69. Les Paul, the well-known ________ guitarist, was involved in the development of the electric guitar. 70. Most ________ of the guitar know little about its rich history. 

Questions 71-75:Complete the summary. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for  each answer. Write your answer in the numbered box. 

Instruments similar to the guitar have been played by musicians for over (71) ________ years. What we know about many of these instruments comes from (72) ________ rather than actual physical examples or music played on them. In some ways, these early stringed instruments were closer to (73) ________ than the guitar as we know it today. We do have examples of six-string guitars that are 200 years old. However, the (74) ________ of six-string guitars made by guitar makers who are also known as luthiers before the final decade of the eighteenth century is often open to question. 

Although the electric guitar was invented in the 1930s, it took several decades for electric guitars to develop, with the company Rickenbacker playing a major part in this development. Most (75) ________ electric guitars in use today are similar in design to guitars produced by the Fender Musical Instruments Company and the Gibson Guitar Corporation in the 1950s. 

Part 3: Some parts of the following passages have been removed. Read the passage and then choose from the list A-J given below the best phrase to fill each of the spaces. Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all. Write your answer in the numbered box. (0) has been done as an example. 


If you are trying to get around central London when the traffic is bad and you can’t find a taxi, (0)____________: pedal-powered rickshaws are becoming increasingly popular in the capital. In fact, it is estimated that 350 of them now cruise the streets, though there is no official licensing procedure for these diminutive vehicles, so precise numbers are not available. And this is exactly the problem; it is claimed by residents’ associations and taxi drivers. Since rickshaws are not subject to the same regulations as other vehicles, 

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(76) ____________. Consequently, the areas around popular tourist sights are sometimes packed with stationary pedicabs, as the rickshaws are also known. And (77) ____________ as no specific law is being broken. On the other hand, (78) ____________, which naturally get stuck in traffic jams like other motor vehicle. And unlike traditional London cabs, pedal-powered rickshaws cause no pollution whatsoever. Many tourists like them because they are an amusing, unusual way to get around. But are they potentially dangerous? Well, (79) ____________. Some taxi drivers claim the three-wheeled vehicles are inherently unstable and may tip over if the driver takes a corner too quickly. Rickshaw drivers insist that they drive almost exclusively in the narrow streets of the city centre, where (80) ____________. There has as yet been no serious accident involving a pedicab, but the government is considering some form of regulation just to be on the safe side. 

A. it could hardly be any different in this context 

B. it is difficult for traffic police to do anything about them C. it never seems to cause too much inconvenience D. it very much depends who you talk to  

E. it annoys pedestrians as much as motorists  

F. it is clear that there is a need for an alternative to taxis  G. it is impossible to gain enough speed for this to be a problem 

H. it is not clear whether they are subject to parking restrictions I. it is tempting to try an alternative






Part 4: Fill each blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answer in the numbered box provided below the passage. (0) has been done as an example. 

Although the (0)________ in the global temperature by 4 per cent predicted by many scientists may not sound like much, it is the difference between (81)________ and the last Ice Age, when huge glaciers (82)________ Europe and most of Britain. Nobody knows exactly what would happen in a warmer world, (83)________ we do know some things. Heat a kettle and the water inside it expands. The temperature of the world has climbed more than half a degree this century, and the oceans have risen by at (84)________ 10 cm. 

But just as it takes several minutes for a kettle to begin (85)________, so it may have taken the oceans thirty years to swell. This means that the global warming we are now (86)________ is a result only of the carbon dioxide we have dumped into the atmosphere up to (87)________ 1960s. Since then, the use of fossil (88)________ has increased rapidly. Scientists working for the United Nations and European governments have (89)________ warning that what the Dutch and the people of the East Anglia will need to do will be to build more extensive sea defences. Many of the world’s greater cities are at (90)________, because they are located at sea level. Miami, (91)________ entirely built on a sandbank, could be swept away. But the effects of (92)________ sea levels will be much worse for the developing countries. With a metre rise in sea levels, 200 million people could become (93)________. 

There are other fears too, (94)________ to a recent United Nations report. The plight of the hungry in the northern Africa could (95)________, as rainfall in the Sahara and beyond is reduced by 20 per cent. 

III. WRITING (7/ 20 points) 

Part 1: 

Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it. 96. Half the afternoon was spent on clay-modelling. 

Clay-modelling …………………………..................................................................... 

97. I heard her use those words many times. 


98. It was more an argument than a discussion. 

It was not so .................................................................................................................. 

99. They only reimbursed us because we took legal advice. 

We wouldn't ................................................................................................................. 

100. Your silly question distracted me. 

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You drove ................................................................................................................. 

Part 2: 

Use the word given in brackets and make any necessary additions to write a new sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do NOT change the form of the given word. 101. From the educational point of view his childhood years had been well spent (TERMS) 

………………………………………………………………………….……….......................... 102. He's very good at tennis and he's also a very good footballer. (ADDITION) 

………………………………………………………………………….……….......................... 103. Why does everything seem to be difficult to me? (ONLY) 

………………………………………………………………………….……….......................... 104. If you work without a break, you are more likely to make an error. (PRONE) 

………………………………………………………………………….……….......................... 105. They were very keen to hear the president’s speech. (EARS) 


Part 3: