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Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • dynamism

  • sybarite

  • cynicism

  • hypocrite

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

  • immature
  • procedure

  • exposure

  • expenditure

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • chateau
  • chain
  • chapter
  • charm

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • courageous
  • gaseous
  • gorgeous
  • cretaceous

Choose from the word whose stress pattern is different from the others.

  • triangle
  • horizon
  • authentic
  • enormous

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • treacherous
  • compliance
  • severance
  • sovereign

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • warrior
  • represent
  • conqueror
  • advocate

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • relationship
  • vocational
  • commodity
  • feudalism

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

We had to list the chronology of events in World War II on our test.

  • time sequence
  • discrepancy
  • catastrophe
  • disaster

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The team wasn’t playing well, so the coach took the bull by the horns and sacked several senior players.

  • made the right decision
  • made the wrong decision
  • made a bold decision
  • made a final decision

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

It is such a prestigious university that only excellent students are entitled to a full scholarship each year.

  • have the right to refuse
  • are given the right to
  • are refused the right to
  • have the obligation to

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The aircraft carrier is indispensable in naval operations against sea or shore-based enemies.

  • novel
  • unnecessary
  • exotic
  • vital

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

She attempted to assuage the tension in the room with a light-hearted joke.

  • inflame
  • inhibit
  • conciliate
  • mitigate

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in the following question.

The minister came under fire for his rash decision to close the factory.

  • was dismissed
  • was acclaimed
  • was criticized
  • was penalized

When he started that company, he really went ____. It might have been a disaster.

  • out on the limb
  • on and off
  • over the odds
  • once too often

_____ her inexperience, her failure to secure the contract was not surprising.

  • By virtue of
  • With regard to
  • In view of
  • In recognition of

At the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Hilary Clinton asserted that “_____ cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed”.

  • deep-seating
  • deep-seated
  • seating-deep
  • seated-deep

It is the _____ of stupidity to go walking in the mountains in this weather.

  • height
  • depth
  • source
  • matter

The local press has been pouring ______ on the mayor for dissolving the council.

  • scorn
  • blame
  • disapproval
  • hatred

- “Well, I think volunteering will bring some useful experience for our future job.”

- “_____”

  • That’s also what I think.
  • I’m sorry, but I have to agree.
  • I don’t think so, either.
  • That’s unbelievable.

- "If only I hadn't lent him all my money!"

- "_____"

  • Well, you did, so it‘s no use crying over spilt milk.
  • All right. You will be OK.
  • Sorry, I have no idea.
  • I‘m afraid you will have to do it.

Erwin: "How much did you pay for it?"

Dennis: "200 bucks."

Erwin: "_________."

Dennis: "Yeah, it's not worth it."

  • That ripes!
  • That ripes up!
  • That's a ripe!
  • That's a rip-off!

- “I think selling on our unwanted and underused goods can lead to a lesser impact on our environment.”

- "_______ It's much better than throwing them away."

  • You must be kidding.
  • That’s totally out of the question.
  • That sounds sensible.
  • I don't know.

Joanne: "Hey, you look concerned. _____"

Harry: "The final exam. I'm not fully prepared yet."

  • What's up your mind?
  • What are you looking for?
  • What are you doing?
  • What's on your mind?

Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each blank.

The ability to weep is a uniquely human form of emotional response. Some scientists have suggested that human tears are evidence an aquatic past, but this does not seem very likely. We cry from the moment we enter this world, for a number of reasons. Helpless babies cry to persuade their parents that they are ill, hungry or uncomfortable. As they develop, they will also cry just to attract parental attention and will often stop when they get it.

The idea that having a good cry can do you is a very old one and now it has scientific validity since recent research into tears has shown that they contain a natural painkiller called enkaphalin. By sorrow and pain, this chemical helps you feel better. Weeping can increase the quantities of enkaphalin .

Unfortunately, in our society, we impose restrictions upon this naturally healing activity. Because some people still regard it as a sign of weakness in men, boys in particular are when they cry. This kind of repression can only increase stress, both emotionally and physically.

Tears of emotion also help the body itself of toxic chemical waste, there is more protein in them than in tears resulting from cold winds or other irritants. Crying comforts and calms can be very enjoyable -  consider the popularity of highly emotional films commonly “weepies”. It seems that people enjoy crying together almost as much as laughing together.

Read the passage then answer the questions.

The fur fashion industry is in poor health. The campaigns that started in the 1980s have had their effect and in the US alone the number of fur farms fell by over 50% from 1987 to 1997. In a move that is bound to be a waste of effort, the fur industry has tried to rebuild by using the slogan “fur is back”. However, a loss of profits and an uncertain future mean that there are far fewer people working in the fur industry today. The number of manufacturers in the US has fallen from 797 in 1972 to fewer than 200. This trend will continue. We still need to be careful, though. Many people who would never consider buying fur are doing so without knowing it.

Clothes designers are aware of the bad image fur has with many people. Some of them have taken the sensible decision not to work with fur. Those that still encourage this cruel trade are forced to find ways to disguise fur. Coats are often trimmed to make the fur feel like other materials. It’s dyed bright orange or powder blue to hide its origins. Perhaps the most common trick is to use a small amount of fur around the edges of coats, hoping that the customers won’t realize that animals have died to make their clothes.

As the fur farming industry mystery faces problems, so does the fur trapping industry. Governments have been rather slow to introduce effective laws but the situation is not looking good for fur trappers. The most popular trap is the leghold trap. Around 90 countries have banned these traps and over 20 countries, mostly in Africa, have banned trapping altogether. The use of the shocking devices is falling but there is more that we can do to persuade governments to act. Letter-writing campaigns can still help. Demonstrations still take place around the world against this evil trade. 

These actions do produce results. In Sweden, for example, the government agreed to pass a law saying that foxes cannot be kept in cages and that all foxes kept for fur must be provide space to dig. The extra cost will mean that most fur farms in Sweden will go bankrupt. In Switzerland, too, the law makes this old-fashioned industry impossible. There, all animals must be given enough space to behave naturally. If only more countries would follow this lead, a lot of suffering would be prevented.

The number of animals suffering around the world for the fur trade has fallen by about 27 million over the last decade. The people working against the industry can be proud of what they have achieved. Employment in this area of the economy has fallen to only about 600 workers. Many of them are looking for other jobs. Most of them realize that their industry has no future. Some of them have taken the brave decision to leave because they recognize the cruelty around them.

The increase in sales of furs in the US does not mean that “fur is back”. At a time when the rest of the economy is growing quickly, sales of fur grew by a tiny 1.6% last year. This figure, even if it is correct, is a clear sign that people are moving away from fur. Thankfully, the industry is dying around the world.

The writer thinks the fur industry is _____.

  • never going to recover
  • trying harder than ever
  • becoming more trendy
  • getting more careless

According to the writer, some designers _____.

  • make logical choices about their designs
  • fool people when they want to sell fur
  • use other materials that look like fur
  • use little fur because it’s expensive

The phrase "the shocking devices" in paragraph 3 refers to _____.

  • bans on trapping
  • forms of protest
  • leghold traps
  • fur trappers

The industry will suffer in Sweden because companies will have to _____.

  • have more space
  • buy more cages
  • increase prices
  • keep more foxes

On average, annually no less than _____ animals have been saved in the last decade.

  • 2 million
  • 5 million
  • 10 million
  • 27 million

The writer admires people who leave their job when they _____.

  • can no longer survive in the industry
  • see that profits are likely to fall
  • are offered other employment
  • realise the suffering they cause

What is the writer’s attitude to the 1.6% growth in the fur industry?

  • It is a worrying statistic.
  • It happened too slowly.
  • It may be a lie.
  • It shows the need for action.

What would be the most suitable title for the passage?

  • Don’t Be Fooled by Designers
  • A Return to Popularity
  • The Decline in the Fur Trade
  • Millions of Animals Are Suffering

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Could you please take these reports over to Charlie Jones in Accounting?

b. Okay. I think I'll be able to find him.

c. Sure. I'd be happy to. But I'm afraid I don't remember what he looks like.

d. Thanks very much. I appreciate it.

e. You can't miss him. He's about your height, sort of heavy, with curly dark hair. 

  • a-c-e-b-d
  • a-b-e-d-c
  • e-d-a-c-b
  • d-a-e-c-b

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. As a matter of fact, I have. I ran into him just the other day.

b. Have you run into your cousin Ralph lately?

c. How has he been?

d. I will.

e. Not too well. He had to have four teeth pulled last week.

f. That's too bad! Next time you see him, please tell him I'm thinking of him.

  • b-a-c-e-f-d
  • e-b-f-d-a-c
  • e-d-a-c-b-f
  • d-a-e-c-b-f

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Are you sure?

b. Do you happen to know when the president is going to arrive?

c. Hmm. Somehow I thought he was going to arrive earlier than that.

d. I don't think so.

e. Yes, I'm positive. He arrives at 2:30.

f. Yes. As far as I know, he's going to arrive at 2:30. 

  • f-e-a-d-b-c
  • a-b-e-c-d
  • b-f-c-d-a-e
  • b-e-d-c-a-f

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. All the neighbors are talking about it.

b. Have you heard the news?

c. No, what?

d. They're going to make the park across the street into a parking lot?! I don't believe it! Where did you hear that?

e. They're going to make the park across the street into a parking lot.

f. Well, personally, I doubt it. 

  • c-f-b-a-d-e
  • b-c-e-d-a-f
  • a-b-c-e-f-d
  • e-b-a-c-d-f

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.  

a. That's right. It's really bad. I'm really concerned though not panicked yet.

b. Yeah, and the soil has been baked so hard that the plow can't even break the soil.

c. I think so, too, but didn't it rain last month?

d. I don't blame you. The pastures have browned out even before the summer hasn't arrived.

e. Oh. That bad?!    

f. I think a drought has set in. It hasn't rained a drop for months.

g. Looks like it's going to be an ongoing thing that would get worse each day. 

h. It did rain last month, but the rainfall was only half the monthly average. 

i. Yeah. If it doesn't rain, it's going to get critical.

  • b-d-g-f-c-a-e-h-i
  • e-d-i-h-a-f-g-c-b
  • a-i-b-g-h-d-c-e-f
  • f-c-h-e-a-d-b-g-i

Choose the answer closest in meaning to the following sentence.

The president offered his congratulations to the players when they won the cup.

  • The president congratulated the players on their winning the match.
  • When they won the cup, the players had been offered some congratulations from the president.
  • The president would offer the players congratulations if they won the match.
  • The president congratulated that the players had won the cup.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

It’s possible that the plane has been delayed because of the bad weather.

  • The weather must have been very bad, or else their plane wouldn’t have been put off.
  • It may be the adverse weather that has caused the plane to be delayed.
  • The obvious reason for the plane’s being delayed for so long is the inclement weather.
  • It’s certainly the adverse weather which had resulted in the plane’s tardiness.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

Does it make sense to apply to university or should I take a gap year?

  • Is it worth applying university or should I take a gap year?
  • Is it possible that I should apply to university after a gap year?
  • Is it sensible that I should apply to university or take a gap year instead?
  • I can’t decide whether to apply to university or take a gap year.
Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

After what he did, he deserves to be put away for life.

  • He should be pensioned forever because of his good life.
  • He deserves to be praised for his whole life.
  • He should be imprisoned for what he has done.
  • His wrong doings deserve to be forgiven.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

The burglar was caught red- handed by the police when he broke into the flat.

  • The police caught the burglar to break into the flat.
  • The police caught the burglar when breaking into the flat.
  • When the burglar had broken into the flat, the police caught him at once.
  • The police caught the burglar breaking into the flat.

Choose the correct sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.

We should quickly find a solution to the problem. Otherwise, its impact on those concerned will increase.

  • If we can solve this problem soon, we will lower the impact on all of our concerns.
  • The sooner we find a solution to the problem, the lower the impact it has on those concerned.
  • If all those concerned lower their impact, the problem will be better solved.
  • By the time we solve this problem, the impact on those concerned will have been lower.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The boss scolded Laura for that minor mistake. He now feels really bad about it.

  • The boss regrets to scold Laura over such a minor error.
  • The boss wishes Laura hadn't committed that minor error.
  • If only the boss had not reprimanded Laura for that minor mistake.
  • The boss regretted scolding Laura for that minor mistake.

Choose the correct sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.

Having been informed of her critical condition, he decided not to tell her his financial problem.

  • He told her about his money issue because he was in critical condition.
  • He did not mention his financial problem as he was aware of her critical condition.
  • Someone informed her that he was having a financial problem when she was in critical condition.
  • Despite knowing her critical condition, he talked about his financial problem.
Choose the correct sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.
What a pity that the TV packed up. We cannot watch the world news now.
  • If it hadn't been for the TV packed up, we could watch the world news now.
  • If the TV had not packed up, we could watch the world news now.
  • If the TV didn't pack up, we could watch the world news now.
  • Had the TV not picked up, we could have watched the world news now.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

I was absorbed in the vivid story. My grandfather told me that story.

  • I got so engrossed in the vivid story that I shared it with my grandfather.
  • My grandfather shared an enthralling tale with me.
  • The story that my grandfather told me had me deeply involved.
  • The vivid story told by my grandfather held me spellbound.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

(1) _____. English is the main language and only twenty percent speak both Welsh and English. Every year for one week in August, there is a Welsh-speaking festival. It takes place in a different town each year (2) _____. Local people spend years making plans for when the festival will be in their town. (3) _____. They travel not only from nearby towns and villages (4)_____. There are concerts, plays, and competitions, and shops sell Welsh music, books, pictures, and clothes as well as food and drink. (5) _____, there is a place where Welsh learners can go to practice the language.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • England has a population of about three million.
  • Wales has a population of about three million.
  • English is the most widely-spoken language in the world.
  • Welsh is the main language in Wales.

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • so everyone has the chance for it to be near them
  • so they want a chance to speak their pieces
  • in order that everyone has a chance of winning
  • because it gives everyone a chance to make her case and be heard

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • Each festival is attended by about 160,000 people.
  • Each festival is attended by local people only.
  • The plans are made by about 160,000 people.
  • The plans are made carefully in all details.

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • but also from the surrounding tribes.
  • and from the rest of the world.
  • but also from the rest of the British Isles and even from abroad.
  • or from the rest of the British Isles and even from abroad.

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • However
  • But
  • Although
  • Also

Write an essay of about 250 words on the following topic:

Governments should spend more money on education than on recreation and sports. Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experiences.