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6/18/2020 9:05:00 PM

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

  • dimension

  • expansion

  • confusion

  • tension

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

  • anachronism

  • anecdotal

  • aorta

  • aperture

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

  • massage

  • carriage

  • voyage

  • dosage

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

  • fascination

  • fascism

  • nascent

  • incandescent

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

  • apathetic
  • economic
  • emblematic
  • arithmetic

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

  • cathedral
  • restaurant
  • improvise
  • embryo

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

  • ambition
  • decency
  • destiny
  • reconcile

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

  • imminent
  • handicap
  • committee
  • heritage

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

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

Although he doesn't have a medical condition he uses the same prescription medication that people who have ADHD use to stay on the ball during exams.

  • react quickly and correctly
  • stay awake
  • overdo your duty
  • keep calm

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

I can't believe what a narrow escape it was when the car went off the road and passed within a few feet of us.

  • lost cause
  • first-rate
  • close call
  • take away

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

The president's plan first came under fire from the community who said he didn't include enough spending cuts.

  • was criticized
  • was praised
  • was voted
  • was illuminated

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

The police have concluded tentatively that the explosion was caused by a bomb.

  • differently
  • hesitantly
  • certainly
  • temporarily

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

Bob began to write his examination and found himself hitting on all cylinders.

  • working sluggishly
  • go to great lengths
  • working effectively
  • making poor uses of its resources

Katie O'Donovan, public policy manager at Google UK, said the company had shown its _____ to protecting children by developing its resources such as an online safety course has been taught to 40,000 schoolchildren.

  • interest
  • keenness
  • enthusiasm
  • commitment

We couldn't afford that house because it _____.

  • paid through the nose
  • was over my head
  • cost an arm and a leg
  • blew my own trumpet

We need to ask whether the interest in Machiavellian behavior is _____ from the positive side of political activity.

  • subtracting
  • detracting
  • protracting
  • attracting

No matter how often I explain it, he doesn't seem to _____.

  • put it through
  • take it in
  • take it on
  • put it in

He was accused of theft, but then he _____ as the real thief confessed to the police.

  • appeared in broad daylight
  • cleared his name
  • kept it up to his sleeve
  • caught himself red-handed

Technology is used for the of human needs and production is increased by technology. Science and technology, the concerned with know-what and latter with know-how, are continuously conditioning man’s world view and have material standards beyond any earlier vision of man’s potential. However, in this science and technology, there is too much concerned with quantity at the expense of . Technology has made possible the mass production of articles and mass production seems to have reduced the quality of goods. If a motor-car in the past was made to last, today it is made to be thrown away and . While the quality in terms of new features has improved, is of little concern to manufacturers. In their drive to expand markets and be competitive, manufacturers ignore quality and are concerned with quantity or the number of products that can be sold. Evolving technology encourages the economy of economy of transience which is fast replacing the economy on permanence of the old world. Medical technology prolongs life and reduces the mortality rate, but the quality of life . Genetics has increased agricultural productivity, and the Green Revolution that it set in motion had resulted in high-yielding variety of wheat, rice paddy, etc., but they lack the quality which the traditional variety, through low- yielding, had. Alvin Toffler in his Future Shock considers the lowering of costs of manufacture and increased demand as factors for the sacrifice of quality. Science and technology should be concerned equally with quality and quantity. This concern is of great importance since science and technology are to make further strides. 

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

In the American colonies, there was little money. England did not supply the colonies with coins and did not allow the colonies to make their own coins, except for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which received permission for a short period in 1652 to make several kinds of silver coins. England wanted to keep money out of America as a means of controlling trade: America was forced to trade only with England if it did not have the money to buy products from other countries. The result during this pre-revolutionary period was that the colonists used various goods in place of money: beaver pelts, Indian wampum, and tobacco leaves were all commonly used substitutes for money. The colonists also made use of any foreign coins they could obtain. Dutch, Spanish, French, and English coins were all in use in the American colonies.

During the Revolutionary War, funds were needed to finance the world, so each of the individual states and the Continental Congress issued paper money. So much of this paper money was printed that by the end of the war, almost no one would accept it. As a result, trade in goods and the use of foreign coins still flourished during this period.

By the time the Revolutionary War had been won by the American colonists, the monetary system was in a state of total disarray. To remedy this situation, the new Constitution of the United States, approved in 1789, allowed Congress to issue money. The individual states could no longer have their own money supply. A few years later, the Coinage Act of 1792 made the dollar the official currency of the United States and put the country on a bimetallic standard. In this bimetallic system, both gold and silver were legal money, and the rate of exchange of silver to gold was fixed by the government at sixteen to one.

The passage mainly discusses _____.

  • the American monetary system of the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • American money from past to present.
  • the English monetary policies in colonial America.
  • the influences of the Revolution on American money.

The passage indicates that during the colonial period, money was _____.

  • scarce freely by the colonists
  • coined freely by the colonists
  • used extensively for trade
  • supplied by England

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was allowed to make coins _____.

  • continuously from the inception of the colony
  • for a short time during one year
  • from 1652 until the Revolutionary War
  • throughout the seventeenth century

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as a substitute for money during the colonial period?

  • Tobacco
  • Cotton
  • Wampum
  • Beaver furs

According to the passage, what happened to the American monetary system during the Revolutionary War?

  • The Continental Congress issued gold and silver coins.
  • American money replaced trade in goods and foreign coins.
  • Individual states were not allowed to issue money.
  • So much paper money was circulated that it lost its value.

The 1789 Constitution of the United States allowed issuing money to _____.

  • resolve the disorder of the momentary system
  • renew the United States
  • make the momentary system more complicated
  • develop the economy

How was the monetary system arranged in the Constitution?

  • Various state governments, including Massachusetts, could issue money.
  • The dollar was made the official currency of the U.S.
  • The U.S. officially went on a bimetallic monetary system.
  • Only the U.S. Congress could issue money.

According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true about the bimetallic monetary system?

  • Gold could be exchanged for silver at a rate of 16 to 1.
  • It was established in 1792.
  • The monetary system was based on two metals.
  • Either gold or silver could be used as official money.

This is the communicative exchange at an electric shop.

The shop assistant: "This is my last portable CD player. I’ll let you have it for sixty dollars."

Steven: " _____?"

  • Can I take a picture of it
  • Can you tell me your favorite type of music
  • Could you give me a discount
  • Could you give me your last CD

Mike and Laura are talking about their plan for the weekend.

Mike: “I promise to go shopping with you if you help me with the housework.”

Laura: “______. You are the last person to keep a promise.”

  • Come off it!
  • That’s great!
  • How come?
  • I hate to differ.

Sarah and Kathy are talking about bad habits of children.

Sarah: “Children under ten shouldn't stay up late to play computer games.”

Kathy: “_____.”

  • I don't quite agree with you.
  • Yes, I share your opinion.
  • You are absolute right.
  • Surely, they shouldn't.

John: "You don't like beer, do you?"

Will: "_____. I never drink it."

  • Yes, I don't
  • No, I don't
  • Yes, I do
  • No, I am not

James: "Would you like me to take that book?"

Marry: "_____."

  • Yes, please. That would be great help.
  • It's OK as it is.
  • Yes, I'll be happy to do it.
  • Please but there is no need.

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

a. Does he feel strongly about your switching to the night shift?

b. Oh? What's it all about?

c. Well, to make a long story short, my boss wants me to switch to the night shift, but I'd rather stay on the day shift.

d. Well, to tell the truth, I've been having a disagreement with my boss.

e. Yes, he does. And I feel just as strongly about staying on the day shift.

f. You seemed troubled for the past few days. Is anything wrong?

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

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

a. What is gravity?

b. Without gravity, you would float into the sky like a balloon.

c. I don’t understand.

d. Gravity is very important

e. That would be fun!

f. It’s the force that pulls everything down.

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

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

a. Have you heard the news?

b. I doubt it, personally.

c. It's a rumor going around the office. Do you think it's true?

d. No, what?

e. Our supervisor has been fired?! I can't believe it. Who told you that?

f. Our supervisor has been fired.

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

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

a. Well, you can find pencils and an eraser in the kitchen drawer.

b. Dad, I need a few supplies for school.

c. Things are just more progressive now.

d. I didn’t have any of that when I was at school, and I did just fine.

e. You mean I’m too old, don’t you?

f. I’m in middle school and I need high-tech stuff for my demanding classes.

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

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

a. Check out the silverware.

b. Well, let’s forget about germs and focus on food.

c. The tables and chairs look okay.

d. Is this a clean restaurant?

e. It passes inspection.

f. What about the waiter?

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

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Since the 1960s, water pollution has increased, leading to a reduction in the number of fish species. 

  • Despite sea pollution dating back to the 1960s, the number of fish in the seas has increased.
  • There was a sharp decrease in the number of fish because of a sudden rise in sea pollution in the 1960s.
  • Sea water was cleaner and there were more varieties of fish before the 1960s.
  • The drop in the number of fish in the sea is directly connected with the increase in sea pollution.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

What began as a pleasant hike ended up being a fight for survival.

  • The fight that nearly cost them their lives was initiated during a hike in the woods.
  • They started the day hiking together and finished it trying to kill one another.
  • It started as an enjoyable walk in the country but resulted in a nearly fatal situation.
  • Though they had planned to spend the day walking, they ended it with a nasty fight.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.

  • I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack done.
  • Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
  • I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
  • I'm jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.

Mark the sentence that is closest in meaning to the given one.

Much as George loved travelling in Asia, he decided not to go to Iraq because of his fears of terrorism.

  • As Iraq had become a high-risk terrorism spot, George, who normally loved Asia, was afraid to go there.
  • Even though George liked touring Asia very much, he was afraid of terrorism in Iraq, so he chose not to go there.
  • Although George liked touring Asia, ever since the threat of terrorism started, he hadn’t been to Iraq.
  • George would have gone to Iraq if he hadn’t been scared of terrorism so much because Asia was his favorite travel spot.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

We’re still hesitating about which school our son ought to go to.

  • We had great difficulty deciding upon which school our son should attend.
  • We haven’t yet decided where we should send our son to school.
  • We are not sure whether we should let our son choose a school for himself.
  • We won’t send our son to any school unless we are certain that it is the one we want.

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

I am so thankful for your reminder of the Spanish test. Otherwise, I would not have attended today's class.

  • Had it not been for your reminder of the Spanish test I would have played hooky during today's class.
  • I owe you a favor because of your reminder about the Spanish test, which I was intending to skip.
  • That you reminded me of the Spanish test made me realize the true meaning of attending today's class.
  • If you hadn't reminded me of the Spanish test, I wouldn't have skipped today's class.

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

William Clark was not granted the rank of captain. Captain Lewis more or less ignored this and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.

  • William Clark was not granted the rank of captain because Captain Lewis more or less ignored this and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.
  • William Clark was not granted the rank of captain, thus Captain Lewis more or less ignored this and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.
  • Although William Clark was not granted the rank of captain, Captain Lewis more or less ignored this and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.
  • As William Clark was not granted the rank of captain, Captain Lewis more or less ignored this and treated Clark as his equal in authority and rank.

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

The main actor didn't show up at the press conference. They had to cancel it.

  • The main actor's failure to attend the press conference resulted in the cancellation of it.
  • No sooner had they cancel the press conference than the main actor failed to attend it.
  • The main actor had to delay the press conference as all the attendants could not make it.
  • The press conference was abort because of the fact that the main actor couldn't show up.
Choose the correct sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.
The agreement ended six-month negotiation. It was signed yesterday.
  • The agreement which was signed yesterday lasted six-month.
  • The agreement which was signed yesterday ended six-month negotiation.
  • The agreement which ends six-month negotiation was signed yesterday.
  • The agreement which lasted six-month was signed yesterday.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

(1)________. Cook was unlike most other explorers of the same period as he did not come from a wealthy family and had to work hard to achieve his position in life. He was lucky to be noticed by his father's employer, who saw that he was a bright boy and paid for him to attend the village school. At sixteen, he started work in a shop in a fishing village, (2)________. He developed an interest in the sea and eventually joined the Royal Navy in order to see more of the world.

Cook was fascinated by sailing, astronomy and the production of maps, and quickly became an expert in these subjects. (3)________, he was one of the first people to realize that scurvy, an illness often suffered by sailors, could be prevented by careful attention to diet. (4) _______ that Cook made his historic landing in Australia and the major discovery that New Zealand was two separate islands. (4)________.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • Captain James Cook is recognized today for being one of Britain's most famous explorers of the 18th century.
  • Captain James Cook is recognized today for being one of Britain's most famous businessmen of the 18th century.
  • Exploring the ocean was both dangerous and fascinating, especially in the 18th century.
  • Exploring the ocean in the 18th century was never possible without the skills and techniques of observing the stars and the moons.

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • because this was a turning point in his life.
  • though this was a turning point in his life.
  • and this was a turning point in his life.
  • and he started to love studying fish.

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • Nevertheless
  • Also
  • Although
  • In contrast

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • It was his voyage to the Pacific Ocean
  • It was during his voyage to the Pacific Ocean
  • It was during his journey to the Pacific Ocean
  • During his voyage to the Pacific Ocean

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • He became a national hero and still explores the world today.
  • He became a national hero but soon forgotten until today.
  • He became a national hero of both Australia and New Zealand.
  • He became a national hero and still remains one today.