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

  • beak
  • lean
  • meal
  • fear

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

  • tosses

  • possession

  • assortment

  • recess

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

  • language
  • storage
  • luggage
  • stage

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

  • certificate

  • immediate

  • unfortunate

  • exacerbate

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

  • awesome
  • gallant
  • carefree
  • endorse

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

  • heartbroken
  • courageous
  • desperate
  • foolhardy

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

  • correspond
  • opportune
  • pushover
  • plausible

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

  • documentary
  • propaganda
  • individual
  • hypocrisy

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

Although we argued with him for a long time, he stood his ground.

  • felt sorry for us
  • changed his decision
  • refused to change his decision
  • wanted to continue

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

In the early days of baseball, the game was played by young men of means and social position.

  • with ambition
  • with money
  • with skill
  • with equipment

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

He did not particularly want to play any competitive sport.

  • use up
  • do with
  • take up
  • go on

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

Adverse reviews in the New York press may greatly change the prospects of a new product on the market and lead to its failure.

  • comfortable
  • favorable
  • complementary
  • additional

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

It was not for his friend to abate that confidence.

  • free
  • augment
  • provoke
  • wane

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

In the fullness of time Britain will become the best place in the world to do business.

  • Eventually
  • Initially
  • Speedily
  • Finally

Choose the correct answer.

__________ you to work on is exercise two on page 26.

  • I’d like that
  • That I’d like
  • What I’d like
  • Which I’d like
I was told that this sweater would not ___________ in the wash but it has.
  • shrink
  • decrease
  • compact
  • condense
On behalf of the referees and athletes, referee Hoang Quoc Vinh and shooter Nguyen Manh Tuong swore to an oath of “_____, Honesty and Fair Play”.
  • Performance
  • Delegation
  • Participation
  • Solidarity

_____ over long distances is a fact that everyone knows.

  • That electricity transmitting
  • That electricity can be transmitted
  • That electricity
  • That can be transmitted
You should take a ________ look at all the possible options before making a decision.
  • harsh
  • hard
  • rough
  • tough

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the blanks.

HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Health experts suggest that to stay healthy and happy, it’s important to keep our lives in balance. Chinese philosophy, which has thousands of years, uses the principles of yin and yang to explain the importance of balance in life. Explained simply, yang represents the active elements of the universe, the yin represents the passive elements. This expresses the importance of balance in all aspects of living. Today health experts agree that it’s important to have a balanced life. For example, they’ve said it’s necessary to have a balance between work and rest and to have a balanced exercise program. , I’m sure you’d agree that in our busy world, it’s not always easy to get and keep balance in our lives.

Due to business or study deadlines, many people work to excess, leaving little time at the end of their busy day to spend with family and friends. They eat fast - food and don’t get enough rest or recreation and then badly from the effects of stress. It’s sad that this situation often happens when people believe that access to wealth is the answer to happiness instead of understanding the importance of balanced living.

While ambition can be a good thing, too much ambition can cause a person to become ‘out of balance’. Of course, it’s also unbalanced to spend too much time on entertainment and pleasure activities, with little or no time to work or education. Balance means allocating enough time all the important aspects of life, such as spending time with family and friends, working or studying, as well as resting and relaxing.

Experts now tell us that having balance in our life is the answer, not only to health and happiness but also to success. If you’re balanced, you’ll have more energy and you’ll reach your in a more relaxed fashion; with less stress. So how balanced is your life? Do you need to allocate your time differently to have a better balance in your life?

Read the following passage and mark the letter on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.

HE KNOWS TOO MUCH

Dick Sterling put the phone down. His hands were trembling. He was furious with himself for failing to persuade his boss in Delhi, Keith Lennox, to support him and was disgusted at the mixture of veiled threats and vague promises Lennox had made. "He knows too much" - the words still rang in his ears. He wondered, not for the last time, just what it was that Vish, the officer manager of the factory, knew. How could it be so important that the company's position in India could be threatened by it? It simply didn't make sense. Dick glanced at his watch. Four o'clock. He called for his driver, Gopal, and asked to be driven home. He'd had enough for the day.

Dick sat gloomily in the back of the car, going over in his mind the events which had led up to the present crisis. How had he got himself into this impossible situation? It should never have happened, yet somehow, looking back, it seemed inevitable. Perhaps he was beginning to believe in fate?

He had arrived three years earlier to take over as general manager of Trakton's factory in Madras. India was, of course, only one of the many countries in which Trakton operated. Dick had been transferred to Madras from Nigeria in fact, after a series of other overseas appointments. Each of the overseas factories had a general manager appointed from headquarters to oversee the management of the local workforce. In India, this had worked particularly well. The Indian staff was highly-trained and efficient. They were also generally easy to work with; the company's enlightened industrial relations policy had made sure of that. Salaries were higher than the average; there was a good pension scheme and generous health insurance benefits. Trakton boasted that it had not lost a day in strikes for over fifteen years.

Dick had found his senior Indian colleagues particularly good to work with. They knew their jobs inside out and were clearly committed to the company. Many of them had been with Trakton for the whole of their working lives, starting in the factory and working their way up to become managers. They were a good team.

The only exceptions had been Visvanathan, or "Vish" as he was known, the office manager, and his wife Molly. Molly was in charge of the Personnel Department. For reasons Dick had only gradually understood, Vish and Molly were regarded by the rest of the senior staff as somehow "special". They behaved as if they had special privileges and expected other staff to defer to them. Dick slowly realized that they controlled other staff members through a combination of threats and promises. Given their positions, they could make life very difficult for anyone who opposed them. Likewise, they could make life easy for those who did what they wanted.

Dick knew that this sort of behaviour happened to varying degrees in every culture and didn't think much of it. Indeed, in the first few weeks after his arrival, both Vish and Molly had been all smiles and helpfulness. They had invited Dick and his wife Sally to dinner too. Their newly-built house was in the fashionable, up-and-coming Kalakshetra Colony, close to the sea. Dick had been suitably impressed by the expensively-furnished house, which was full of the most modern household equipment. He had half-wondered, innocently, whether Vish had had to borrow money to pay for it all.

What was Dick's reaction to his conversation with Lennox?

  • He appeared calm but in fact was very angry.
  • Dick did not want to stay at work any longer.
  • He was angry with his boss for breaking his promises.
  • He regretted not telling Lennox what Vish knew.

When he was in his car, Dick thought that _____.

  • he could not have prevented the situation from occurring
  • somebody else might help him handle the situation
  • he could deal with the situation relatively easily
  • the situation was not as serious as it at first appeared

Before Dick took charge of the Madras factory, _____.

  • he had never worked for Trakton before
  • he had been working at Trakton' s headquarters
  • he had spent three years doing another job in India
  • he had had a number of jobs in different countries

What is meant by "enlightened" in paragraph 3?

  • given very little importance by the bosses
  • based on the aim of making maximum profit
  • costing the employers much less than it used to
  • showing an understanding of people's needs

A lot of the bosses at Trakton _____.

  • were keen to leave the firm
  • had not deserved promotion
  • had been manual workers
  • disliked each other intensely

What does the word "those" in paragraph 5 refer to?

  • other employees at the factory
  • the office manager and his wife
  • staff in the most senior positions
  • Dick Sterling and Keith Lennox

How did Dick feel about the way Vish and Molly treated the other employees?

  • He had never known anything similar before.
  • He realized this occurred throughout the world.
  • He was extremely worried about its possible effects.
  • He thought that this only happened in India.

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?

  • Working with Vish is not as easy as with other senior Indian colleagues.
  • Well-informed industrial policies and great worker benefits had helped Trakton avoid strikes for over 15 years.
  • The relationship between Dick and Vish was good in the first weeks they met.
  • Vish had secured a loan to pay for his lavishly furnished house.

- “Would you mind lending me your bike?”

- “_____”

  • Yes. Here it is
  • Not at all
  • Great
  • Yes, let‘s

- “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.

- "What a meaningful thing you’ve done for your less fortunate friends, my son!"

- "_____"

  • Thanks for taking care of me, mom.
  • What a wonderful gift you’ve made for me.
  • I don’t really care. I must go now.
  • Thank you mom. That’s just a bit I can do for them.

Choose the correct response.

Nick: “Which places in our country do visitors enjoy visiting the most?”

Sara: “ __________”

  • It depends. Foreign visitors often like places such as Sa Pa or Ha Long Bay.
  • Our country is famous for many tourist attractions and friendly people
  • Not all visitors are well-informed about places of attractions.
  • The tourism industry needs to work harder to boost tourist destinations.

Choose the correct response.

- “ I apologize for keeping you waiting for 2 hours. My car broke down on the way.”

- “________.”

  • Your apology is accepted
  • It’s my pleasure
  • Thank you
  • You are welcome

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

a. Could your tax consultant come and visit our office next Tuesday?

b. That’s very nice of you guys. I will let him know that.

c. Oh, absolutely. That would be fine. He’s always welcome.

d. Sorry, he’s booked for Tuesday and for Wednesday and next Friday also. Is next Thursday afternoon okay? He’s available then.

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

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

a. What a beautiful cat!

b. But they’re so much work.

cWe’re obviously not ready to get a pet yet.

d. What about a bird or fish?

e. I’d rather get a dog. Dogs are more loyal.

f. We’d have to invest money to take care of them.

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

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

a. Wake up or you will miss that class again!

b. I am never doing that again.

c. You can if you get into a better routine.

d. Can’t you just take notes for me again?

e. But it takes a lot of strength and endurance to get up so early.

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

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

a. Turn the shower off.

b. Why?

c. What? I can’t hear you.

d. You were in the shower for more than 30 minutes.

e. Andrew, stop wasting water!

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

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

a. I was so disappointed with your result.

b. We just don’t know what to answer.

c. If you had worked harder, it wouldn’t have been so difficult to understand.

d. Tom and Mary, please remain here for a while because we need to talk.

e. Is it about the quiz result ma’am?

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

Choose the sentence which is CLOSEST in meaning to the given one.

Without his help, she would not have managed to solve the problem.

  • She managed to solve the problem on her own.
  • She's unable to solve the problem without his help.
  • If he hadn't helped her, she wouldn't have been able to solve the problem.
  • If he helps her, she'll be able to solve the problem.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

He started computer programming as soon as he left school.

  • No sooner had he started computer programming than he left school.
  • Hardly had he started computer programming when he left school.
  • No sooner had he left school than he started computer programming.
  • After he left school, he had started computer programming.

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

“My company makes a large profit every year. Why don’t you invest more money in it?” my friend said to me.

  • My friend instructed me how to put more money into his company.
  • I was asked to invest more money in my friend’s company.
  • My friend persuaded me to invest more money in his company.
  • My friend suggested his investing more money in his company.

Choose the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the given sentences.

The successful cardiac surgery afforded him the energy to live life to the fullest.

  • In the case of a failed heart operation, his zest for life remained.
  • Due to the cardiac surgery, his desire to live was temporarily diminished.
  • After the successful heart operation, he was given a new lease of life.
  • Having undergone the cardiac surgery reduced his sense of vitality.

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

For your safety, we recommend that you keep your seat belt fastened during the flight.

  • For your safety, it is recommended that your seat belt is kept loosely fastened during the flight.
  • For your safety, your seat belt is recommended to be kept loosely fastened during the flight.
  • For your safety, we recommend that your seat belt are kept loosely fastened during the flight.
  • For your safety, it is recommended that your seat belt be kept loosely fastened during the flight.

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

She gave a great performance at the festival. We now know she has artistic talent.

  • Amazing as her artistic talent is, her great performance at the festival is still under the radar.
  • But for her great performance at the festival, her artistic ability would be still a closed book to us.
  • Although she gave a great performance at the festival, we know her talent is a diamond in the rough.
  • Hardly had we know about her artistic talent when she gave a great performance at the festival.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

We chose to find a place for the night. We found the bad weather very inconvenient.

  • Bad weather was approaching, so we started to look a place to stay.
  • The bad weather prevented us from driving any further.
  • Seeing that the bad weather had set in, we decided to find somewhere to spend the night.
  • Because the climate was so severe, we were worried about what we'd do at night.

Choose the sentence that best combines the pairs of original sentences.

It never stops raining here. That is not what I wish.

  • I wish it stopped raining here.
  • I wish it would stop raining here.
  • I wish it had stopped raining here.
  • I wish it could stopped raining here.

Choose the correct sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

There are few passengers. The coach to Dover will still leave on schedule.

  • The coach to Dover would be going to depart soon even if there weren't many people on it.
  • The coach planned to going to Dover only carries a small number of passengers.
  • Despite having few passengers, the coach to Dover will still leave as planned.
  • Even though the coach for Dover leaves now, there won't be few people travelling on it.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

You were not well-organized. That’s why you were so stressed at the last minute.

  • Had you not been more organized, you would have been so stressed at the last minute.
  • Not until you had been more organized were you so stressed at the last minute.
  • Only after you had been more organized were you so stressed at the last minute.
  • Had you been more organized, you wouldn’t have been so stressed at the last minute.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

Norwich, a city in the east of England, is a popular shopping center for thousands of people. In particular, visitors love to explore the small, unusual shops hidden away in Norwich's narrow streets. (1)________.

The link between mustard, a type of sauce, and Norwich goes back to the nineteenth century. Jeremiah Colman began to make mustard in 1814 in a nearby village. The yellow fields, full of mustard flowers (2)________, soon changed the appearance of the local scenery. The company expanded rapidly (3)________. By this time, Colman's mustard was famous in many countries. The company is still in existence (4)________ many people continue to enjoy eating mustard with meat, cheese, and other food.

In 1973, the company opened The Mustard Shop. It is a careful reproduction of a typical mustard shop of a hundred years ago and sells a wide range of mustards. Upstairs there is a small museum where visitors can examine a collection of old Colman's posters and an exhibition explaining the history of mustard. (5)________.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • The Mustard Shop is usually low on everybody's list of interesting shops to see.
  • The Mustard Shop is usually high on everybody's list of interesting shops to see.
  • The Mustard Shop is usually high on everybody's list of interesting football stadiums to see.
  • The Mustard Shop is never high on everybody's list of interesting shops to see

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • whose seeds were required for Colman's factory
  • that the wind carries seeds for great distances
  • whose seeds were eaten by squirrels
  • which Colman's factory uses to produce mustard

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • and in 1854 it moved to a suburb on the outskirts of Norwich.
  • but in 1854 it moved to a suburb on the outskirts of Norwich.
  • and in 1854 it had to close for several months to find more investment.
  • and in 1854 the population of Norwich increased dramatically.

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • and
  • but
  • so
  • hence

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • It is not a shop of any special interest when visiting Norwich.
  • Mustard is still an important ingredient for many dishes these days.
  • You can find many interesting stories in the history of mustard.
  • It is a shop not to be missed when visiting Norwich.

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

In some countries, the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are decreasing.

What do you think are the causes of these problems and what measures could be taken to solve them?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.