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

  • hazardous

  • accidental

  • precarious

  • erratic

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

  • important

  • abundant

  • concordant

  • confidant

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

  • wolverine

  • masculine

  • quarantine

  • gasoline

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

  • smooth

  • baboon

  • bamboozle

  • footage

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

  • ambassador
  • consortium
  • picturesque
  • consultant

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

  • apprehension
  • distinction
  • intelligent
  • potential

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

  • imaginary
  • argumentative
  • psychological
  • hypersensitive

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

  • inventory
  • interview
  • delicacy
  • intersect

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

A lot of superstitious practice in a country can be a major impediment to its economic development.

  • obstacle
  • assistance
  • impetus
  • encouragement

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

I decided to set up my own business because I was tired of just being a cog in a machine.

  • someone who is disobedient
  • someone who has no power
  • someone who plays a significant role
  • someone who is necessary but not important

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

The giraffe is conspicuous in the grasslands because of its long neck.

  • evident
  • noticeable
  • stunning
  • interesting

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

There are a number of miracle cures on the market for people gullible enough to buy them.

  • mischievous
  • easily tricked
  • strong-minded
  • insensitive

Choose the OPPOSITE word in meaning to the underlined word in the following questions.

Unless you get your information from a credible website, you should doubt the veracity of the facts until you have confirmed them elsewhere.

  • accuracy
  • truthfulness
  • inexactness
  • unfairness

Choose the OPPOSITE word in meaning to the underlined word in the following questions.

The prosecution is going to try to trip you up with your statement and your alibi, but so long as you stick to your guns, there's nothing to worry about.

  • be changeable
  • be persistent
  • be inflexible
  • be constant

Most of the _____ in this workshop do not work very seriously or productively.

  • rank and file
  • tooth and nail
  • eager beavers
  • old hand

At the end of the training course, each participant was presented with a _____ of completion.

  • certificate
  • diploma
  • degree
  • qualification

Beneath the streets of a modern city _____ of walls, columns, cables, pipes, and tunnels required to satisfy the needs of ts inhabitants.

  • exists the network
  • the existing network
  • the network's existence
  • where exists

According to psychologists, children raised with high _____ of fear in unpredictable or violent environments experience negative emotions for extended periods of time.

  • grades
  • numbers
  • quantities
  • levels

Tim dropped the _____ on doing this task again because of his carelessness. I can't stand him anymore.

  • pin
  • needle
  • button
  • ball

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

Why is it that parents are so often egocentric when it comes to matters concerning their children? Although their are undoubtedly altruistic, they assume that the choices they make for their offspring are the right ones. Take the theme of colour, for example. Who decides what colour of trousers to buy for young Jimmy? Who chooses the colours for his bedroom or bedclothes? parents condition their child's perception of colour from a very early age. Choosing a pair of pink trousers for their six-year-old son runs counter to most parents' idea of how to dress a boy, and they would be to decorate their daughter's bedroom in brown. In a similar way, a small child seen drawing a red tree may be quietly told that trees should be green. Yet the underlying criticism in that can be detrimental to the child's of the world around them.

Psychologists believe that allowing children to choose their own colours increases their self-confidence and their ability to express themselves. They use colour as a(n) of helping children to identify their feelings and discuss them. For instance, studies have shown that after listening to a sad story, children tend to draw in dark brown, black or grey, whereas one with a happy ending will a response in yellow or orange. So, a mother should be delighted to see her four-year-old drawing an orange tree or a yellow house, and perhaps be concerned if the child only uses grey. children free rein to choose colours for themselves may help parents to understand them better.

 

Read the passage and choose the best answer for each question.

New Test Shows If You Are a Shopaholic

A new shopaholic test could tell if you should leave your credit card at home when heading out to the mall.

The test makes it clear that there's shopping and then there's over-the-top purchasing that can wreak havoc on a person's life. People who become preoccupied with buying stuff and repeatedly spend money on items, regardless of need, are commonly referred to as shopaholics. Scientists call it compulsive buying.

The new test was administered along with a survey that revealed that nearly 9 percent of a sample of 550 university staff members, mostly women, would be considered compulsive buyers. Past studies had put the incidence of compulsive buying somewhere between 2 percent and 8 percent 15 years ago, and more recently, at nearly 6 percent, the researchers say. Other research has found that men are just as addicted to shopping as women.

"We are living in a consumption-oriented society and have been spending ourselves into serious difficulty," researcher Kent Monroe, a marketing professor at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, told LiveScience. "Compulsive buying is an addiction that can be harmful to the individual, families, relationships. It is not just something that only afflicts low-income people."

Monroe and his colleagues found that compulsive buying was linked to materialism, reduced self-esteem, depression, anxiety and stress. Compulsive shoppers had positive feelings associated with buying, and they also tended to hide purchases, return items, have more family arguments about purchases and have more maxed-out credit cards.

Previous tests for identifying problem buyers are lacking because they depend in large part on the consequences of shopping, such as financial difficulties and family strain over money matters, the researchers note. But for compulsive shoppers with higher income, money matters could be non-existent.

A dwindling bank account is just one of the upshots of shopping 'til you drop. Others include family conflicts, stress, depression and loss of self-esteem. The shopaholic test is just part of the answer.

"There needs to be more research not only identifying people who have a tendency to buy compulsively, but also on developing education and self-help programs for people who are buying things they do not need or use," Monroe said. "It can lead to a waste of resources and to deterioration in families and relationships."

 

What is the main idea of the article?

  • Our consumer society produces compulsive buyers, and the results can be devastating.
  • Many people overspend when they want to compensate for depression and stress.
  • More and more higher income people are becoming shopaholics.
  • Compulsive shopping is being recognized and studied by more and more researchers.

Which of the following best explains the meaning of the word "compulsive"?

  • caused by a secret wish
  • resulting from an irresistible urge
  • relating to a psychological pain
  • driven by an emotional loss

Which of the following statements does NOT describe a compulsive buyer? 

  • My closet has unopened shopping bags in it.
  • Much of my life centres around buying things.
  • I buy things I did not plan to buy.
  • I buy things I need but they are more expensive than necessary.

Which of the following is reportedly the deep cause of compulsive buying behavior?

  • need to seek pleasure or reduce feelings of stress
  • irresistibly strong temptation when going shopping
  • inability to control shopping and spending habits
  • financial difficulties and family strain over money matters

What is the key point of paragraph 4?

  • Compulsive spending is a growing trend among richer people.
  • There is an income difference between appropriate buyers and compulsive buyers.
  • Compulsive buying reflects our consumer culture with many negative consequences.
  • People ought to shop less if they want to prevent its harmful effects.

Which of the following best describes the meaning of the phrase "shopping 'til you drop"?

  • an exhaustive shopping list
  • a shrinking bank account
  • a pleasant shopping experience
  • an excessive buying phenomenon

Which of the following describes a serious flaw of a test designed to identify problem buyers by focusing only on financial difficulties and family strain over money matters?

 
  • It overlooks compulsive shoppers with low income.
  • It makes no contribution to our understanding of shopaholicism.
  • It fails to identify compulsive shoppers with high income.
  • It blames high-income shopaholics for their problem.

Future research can help compulsive buyers by providing information on _____

 
  • the way family relationships can be repaired and rebuilt.
  • how to recognize and break the addiction.
  • the amount of money they overspend on luxurious stuff.
  • when a positive activity becomes a negative one.

Anne: "What makes you think we can find a solution to this complex problem?"

John: "_____, but I believe that with the right resources and expertise, we can make it happen."

  • It isn't over until the fat lady sings
  • It's a shot in the dark
  • It takes one to know one
  • It's raining cats and dogs

- "I'm so sorry I lost that hat you gave me last year."

- "_____"

  • How come? You are so absent-minded!
  • Not at all. Luckily, it didn't cost me much.
  • Never mind, I can easily buy you another one.
  • How many times will I have to buy you one?

Andy: "I want a dozen roses delivered to my girlfriend's house."

Florist:  "_____"

  • Roses are very expensive these days.
  • Red ones are very beautiful.
  • Would you like a basket or a bouquet?
  • Oh! They are favorite flowers.

- “I think teenagers should be allowed to decide what to do in their free time.”

- "_______ That may help them become self-dependent and creative."

  • I don’t think so.
  • Really?
  • I'm not sure.
  • That’s definitely right.

- "The application of technology in schools will facilitate teaching."

- "_______ We can now use computers and projectors in classrooms."

  • Not really.
  • I don’t think so.
  • Well, maybe.
  • Well, it’s true.

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

a. How do you like the bicycle?

b. It isn't too heavy?

c. It's very nice.

d. No, not at all.

e. So you're satisfied with it?

f. Very. It's just what I had in mind.  

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

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

a. This year I want to wear a pumpkin costume.

b. I remember having a lot of fun last year.

c. Then I think people will mistake you for a real one.

d. Have you decided what you will be dressing up for Halloween, Sara?

e. I want to be either a butterfly or a fairy.

f. Definitely, mom took us around in a bunny outfit.

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

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

a. It’s such a chore.

b. What did they do in the old days?

c. I hate brushing my teeth.

d. Really? I can’t wait till all my teeth fall out.

e. They brushed with their fingers.

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

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

a. There’s no food in the woods.

b. Bears are invading our neighborhoods.

c. They should stay in the woods where they belong.

d. Of course, they’re starving to death.

e. Then it’s too dangerous for kids and pets.

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

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

a. It’s hard if you want to do it right.

b. What’s so hard about hitting a little white ball?

c. No, like a good amateur golfer.

d. Golf is so hard.

e. You mean like Tiger Wood?

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

Read the passage and choose the correct answer for each blank

(1) _____. Whilst there remain for exotic animals in society, endangered species will always be at risk of being hunted and poached. Poachers often target larger animals - animals which take a long time to repopulate, such as rhinos and elephants. The poachers are clever and use methods (2) _____. Captive breeding is perhaps the most effective method of protecting animals from extinction, (3) _____. First, releasing animals from captive environments could introduce disease into wild populations. (4) _____. Would they know how to hunt for food? Or how not to be killed by other animals? Perhaps the biggest problem facing endangered species, (5) _____, is the increasing population of the human race. Although conservation measures have helped to prevent human from completely destroying all natural habitats, human invasion will always be one of the greatest risks to threatened species.

(1)

  • Despite considerable effort, people have failed to protect the animals in both short term and long term projects for some reasons
  • A considerable amount of effort in conservation projects might be ineffective in the long term due to a number of factors
  • As many people are still in need of products from animals, we can never succeed in protecting them from being hunted.
  • Preventing hunters or keeping animals in large cages can effectively protect them from becoming extinct.

(2)

  • which are sometimes completely undetectable
  • which can be applied in many places
  • which make the government concerned
  • which make animals become extinct in a faster rate

(3)

  • but this also has its problems.
  • so that this also has a lot of problems
  • therefore, there also has its problems
  • despite its problem

(4)

  • Secondly, being fed by humans makes animals lazy and forget how to hunt in the natural environment
  • Secondly, the wild animals will compete with them for food and shelters, making it hard to inhabit the areas
  • Secondly, they will become at risk of being hunted again by the poachers once released to the natural environment
  • Secondly, after several generations in captivity, species could become less able to survive in the wild

(5)

  • additionally
  • yet
  • however
  • therefore

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following sentence.

I whispered as I didn't want anybody to hear our conversation.

  • Since nobody wanted to hear our conversation, I whispered.
  • So as not to hear our conversation, I whispered.
  • Because I whispered, anybody heard our conversation.
  • I lowered my voice in order that our conversation couldn't be heard.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Our system is that the losing side pays for the hire of the basketball court.

  • The way we do it is, whichever side comes up short, that side foots the bill for renting the basketball court.
  • The losers obviously expects the winners to pay for the hire of the basketball court.
  • With us it's the winners, not the losers who have to picks up the tab for the hire of the basketball court.
  • If our side is defeated, then we will have to spend money on hiring the basketball court.

Choose the answer closest in meaning to the following sentence.

In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.

  • Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
  • Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite good.
  • Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
  • Jane's confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

For an allergic person, a bee-sting can be very serious, often resulting in a severe reaction or even death. 

  • Allergies to bee-stings usually result in the death of the person stung, but sometimes they survive.
  • Bees can cause extreme allergies in people, some of whom may even die as a result.
  • A person who is allergic to bees might get very ill and can possibly die if stung.
  • It's hardly possible for one who is allergic to bees to survive a sting.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Diesel fuel is normally a petroleum product, but good quality diesel fuel can be synthesized from vegetable oil and alcohol.

  • Whereas most diesel fuel is derived from petroleum, alcohol and oil from vegetables can also be used to produce a fine diesel fuel.
  • Artificial diesel fuel made from vegetable oil and alcohol is not as good as petroleum-based diesel fuel.
  • It might be possible to make a substitute for petroleum-based diesel fuel by using vegetable oil and alcohol.
  • There is no difference between natural diesel fuel made from petroleum and the artificial kind made from alcohol and vegetable oil.

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

The substance is very toxic. Protective clothing must be worn at all times.

  • Since the substance is very toxic, so protective clothing must be worn at all times.
  • So toxic is the substance that protective clothing must be worn at all times.
  • The substance is such toxic that protective clothing must be worn at all times.
  • The substance is too toxic to wear protective clothing at all times.

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

One student failed because he completely ignored the instructions on the paper. The instructions appeared on the top of every page.

  • One student failed as he paid no heed to the instructions appearing on the top of every page on the paper.
  • Even though one student ignored the instructions printed on the top of every paper, he did make the grade.
  • No matter how completely one student plain overlooked the instructions printed on the top of every page of the paper, he failed.
  • One student failed to take into account the instructions printed on the top of every page of the paper.

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

Olga was about to say something about the end of the movie. He was stopped by his friends right then.

  • Hardly had Olga intended to say something about the end of the movie before he was stopped by his friends.
  • Only after Olga had said something about the end of the movie was he stopped by his friends.
  • Were it not for Olga’s intention of saying something about the end of the movie, he would not be stopped by his friends.
  • It was not until Olga was stopped by his friends that he started to say something about the end of the movie.

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

He is a rich man. He leads a simple life.

  • Affluent as he is, he has a very simple way of living.
  • His property has no role to play in the choice of how he lives his life.
  • However rich he may seem, judging from his simple life, he is actually not.
  • His simple life style can give a false impression of how affluent he is.

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

His meeting with The Queen marked a milestone in his life. After that, nothing was the same for him.

  • After he met The Queen, he turned over new leaves.
  • His meeting with The Queen was the turning point of his life as it appealed to his better nature.
  • After a talk with The Queen his life changed once and for all.
  • His meeting with The Queen meant a world to him for it radically changed his outlook on life.

Write an academic essay of about 250 words on the following topic.

Some say that music, art and drama are as important as other school subjects, especially at the primary level. Do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.