Choose the correct answer.
_________ system of the body lets us break down the food we eat and turn it into energy.
According to the Red Cross, 1998 had been _____ worst year for natural disasters in modern times.
Jane would never forget _____ first prize in such a prestigious competition.
Choose the correct answer.
_____, I can't really tell you why he would say such terrible things.
He passed the exam ______ he hadn't studied very much.
Just as you arrived, I _____ ready to go out.
If you exercise more, you _____ weight.
Choose the best answer to complete these following sentences.
Did you do any damage ______ the house?
That necklace is wonderful! It must have _____ you a fortune!
Nam: “I think it is a good idea to have three or four generations living under one roof.”
Mai: “_______. Family members can help each other a lot.”
- Hoa: "Thank you for inviting me, but I have already made other plans."
- Linda: "_____"
Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).
People in the mountainous areas are still in the habit of destroying forests for cultivation.
Choose the word(s) which is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).
The doctor wanted to go over the test results with his patient.
Choose the word(s) which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).
He was arrested for his illicit drug trade in the police raid yesterday.
Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.
Mary left home to start an independent life. She realised how much her family meant to her.
Mark the underlined part that needs correction.
The school year starts usually in late August in most parts of the country.
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
Mealtime also gives children a chance to learn how some of their favorite dishes making.
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
Some of the tunnels in the cliff are totally natural; some others were carved out by soldiers for defensible purposes.
Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this sentence.
“How often do you take out the trash?”, my new neighbor asked me.
Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Apples are usually cheaper than oranges.
Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the blanks.
For businesses, there are tremendous opportunities to their markets into foreign countries. The challenge facing those promoting products globally is to determine whether marketing methods should be the same across the world or if they should be to different markets based on specific cultural factors.
It is considered better business practice by many large, established companies to change their products from one country to the next. Take the example of Coca-Cola. The recipe for this drink is changed to suit local tastes – the brand in the US is much sweeter than in the UK, whilst in India the product’s herbs and flavourings are given more . In terms of the car industry, , it would be too expensive for manufacturers to develop and build completely different vehicles for different markets yet a single, global model is likely to appeal to no one. In response to varying needs, Nissan, sells in 75 different markets, for example, has eight different chassis designs. The Ford Mondeo was designed with key features from different markets in mind in an effort to make its appeal as broad as possible. The best policy, as far as most multi-national companies are concerned, is to adapt their product to a particular market.
Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.
A Working Vacation
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get your dream job? It can take years to get the education and develop the skills you need for the perfect job. However, there is a way to experience your dream job without having to get the required training or degree. Since 2004, Brian Kurth’s company, Vocation Vacations, has been connecting people with mentors who have the jobs of their dreams.
Kurth had been working for a phone company before starting his own company. He didn’t like the job and he had a long time to think about it on his drive to and from work. He also thought about his dream job while driving. He was interested in becoming a dog trainer, but he didn’t want to take any chances and switch to a field he didn’t have experience in. He really wanted to know what the job was like and if it was realistic for him to work towards his goal. So, he found a mentor - a dog trainer that could tell him about the job and everything it involved. After that, he helped his friends find mentors to explore jobs they were interested in. They thought it was helpful to talk to people who had their dream jobs before spending lots of time and money getting the training they need for the jobs.
Kurth saw how much this helped his friends, so he decided to turn it into a business. He started Vocation Vacations in 2004, and by 2005, the company was offering experiences with over 200 dream jobs. Today, about 300 mentors work with the company to share their knowledge about their jobs. Customers pay to experience the job of their dreams and work with these mentors to see what a job is really like. A “job vacation” costs between $350 and $3,000 and can be for one to three days. Many people use Vocation Vacations to see if their dream jobs is a career path they want to continue. Others do it just to experience the job of their dreams one time.
Vocation Vacations jobs are in the fields of fashion, food, entertainment, sports, and animals. Many people want to try glamorous jobs. For example, they want to try working as actors, music producers, photographer, and fashion designers. According to Kurth, some other popular dream jobs are working as bakers, hotel managers, and wedding planners.
What is the passage mainly about?
The word their in paragraph 3 refers to ____________.
What do mentors at Vocation Vacations do?
All of the following are true about Vocation Vacations EXCEPT _________.
Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions underneath.
When a new group of interns recently arrived at Barclays in New York, they discovered a memo in their inboxes. It was from their supervisor at the bank, and headed: “Welcome to the jungle… I recommend bringing a pillow to the office. It makes sleeping under your desk a lot more comfortable … The internship really is a nine-week commitment at the desk … An intern asked our staffer for a weekend off for a family reunion – he was told he could go. He was also asked to hand in his BlackBerry and pack up his desk.”
Following 30 years of neoliberal deregulation, the nine-to-five feels like a relic of a bygone era. Jobs are endlessly stressed and increasingly precarious. Overwork has become the norm in many companies – something expected and even admired. Relaxation, hobbies, raising children or reading a book are dismissed as laziness.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center carried out a study which indicated that the average period of inactivity during each waking day was 12.3 hours. Employees who were sedentary for more than 13 hours a day were twice as likely to die prematurely as those who were inactive for 11.5 hours. The authors concluded that sitting in an office for long periods has a similar effect to smoking and ought to come with a health warning.
More than a third of British workers think their jobs are meaningless. And if morale is that low, it doesn’t matter how many gym vouchers, mindfulness programmes and baskets of organic fruit employers throw at them, even the most committed employee will feel that something is fundamentally missing. A life.
According to a US researcher, most modern employees are productive for about four hours a day: the rest is padding and huge amounts of worry. He argues that the workday could easily be scaled back without undermining standards of living or prosperity.
Other studies back up this observation. The Swedish government, for example, funded an experiment where retirement home nurses worked six-hour days and still received an eight-hour salary. The result? Less sick leave, less stress, and a jump in productivity.
Which of the following best serves as the title for the passage?
According to paragraph 2, nowadays, reading a book ______.
As mentioned in paragraph 4, if morale is poor, no matter how comfortable a living and good facilities employers may offer, ______.
Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?