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

  • competitor
  • compensate
  • compile
  • compliance

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

  • benevolent
  • profitable
  • essential
  • equivalent

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

  • commerce
  • emerge
  • reverse
  • immerse

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

  • mortuary
  • momentum
  • architecture
  • monastery

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

  • biomechanics

  • psychoactive

  • merchandise

  • hierarchical

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

  • opposite

  • technology

  • economic

  • appropriate

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

  • capacity

  • agony

  • saffron

  • catastrophe

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

  • auctioneer

  • engineer

  • chimpanzee

  • deerstalker

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

The works of the English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking helped pave the way for the framework of general relativity and theoretical prediction of black holes dynamics and mechanics.

  • terminate
  • lighten
  • initiate
  • prevent

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

Exemplification is always necessary when you are addressing a younger audience.

  • illustration
  • variation
  • simplification
  • exaggeration

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

Many people criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of some high-ranked officials.

  • debauched
  • immoral
  • showy
  • extravagant

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

With her sophisticated tastes, the singer has become an omnipresent icon of style and beauty.

  • oblivious
  • controversial
  • ubiquitous
  • unknown

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

Friendship changed to antipathy when the settlers took the Indian’s land.

  • hostility
  • amity
  • hatred
  • fright

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

She was too wet behind the ears to be in charge of such demanding tasks.

  • lack of responsibility
  • full of experience
  • without money
  • full of sincerity

A golden handshake may have a _____ effect when one is dealt with the blow of redundancy.

  • pillowing
  • carpeting
  • cushioning
  • curtaining

The headteacher has asked me to take the new boy under my _____ and look after him.

  • sleeve
  • arm
  • wing
  • cloak

When there is no conflict between the members of the group, it creates a strong sense of _____ within the group.

  • warranty
  • guarantee
  • assurance
  • security

The rain was simply _____ down on the deserted street.

  • pelting
  • spraying
  • showering
  • dripping

The purpose of the survey was to _____ the inspector with local conditions.

  • notify
  • instruct
  • acquaint
  • inform

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

Scandal has haunted the Olympic Games in modern times. At the very first Games, an Englishman called Flack off briskly in front of the field in the marathon. He was by his butler on a bicycle. When they neared Athens, he sent the butler back to see who was behind him. The butler went back about a mile but found nobody. He rode back to Flack and said, "There's nobody. You can win this thing on your head." Then soon after, ran one Greek, then another, and another, and another. They were full of running. Perhaps Flack took a long way round?

At the next Marathon, in 1900, in Paris, the winner was a Frenchman who worked as a baker's roundsman. It was suspected that he was able to take numerous short because of his experience delivering bread in the area.

Four years later, the Games were held in St Louis, in the USA. This time suspicions were proved. The American runner first in the marathon was discovered to have accepted a lift from a car. He was disqualified.

It is not so much the scandals and disputes of recent years that have threatened the Games. It is their sheer , their excessive cost, their indulgence of national pride. One very sensible suggestion is that future Games should be restricted to individual events in which one person clearly wins. All team games would go, and no one would feel any loss at the disappearance of Olympic soccer, a pale of the more professional game.

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

Victorian style is a broad term that refers to the characteristics of design from the latter period of Queen Victoria's rule, from 1837 until her death in 1901. At the time, the style was used as a signal of affluence among the upper class of British society due to its ornate, showy interiors. Today, it is still popular across the globe; particularly in Asia, where it is used to create opulent spaces that convey a high position in society.

One of the principles of Victorian design is that unused space in a room is a sign of poor taste and lower economic status. With that in mind, European designers sought to fill every space. Victorian design has sometimes been viewed as indulging in a grand excess of ornament. Every room was decorated with objects that reflected the owner's influences and preferences. Extravagant decorations, lace tablecloths, stained glass, vases, busts, framed paintings or prints, multi-layered window treatments, richly patterned fabrics, and accessories were used throughout the house. The Victorian Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, exemplifies the classic Victorian Style. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling, vases with fresh flowers dot every table, and the dining room features elaborately carved furniture and decorative teapots made of china. It is elegantly appointed, true to the Victorian style. This hotel often hosts the royal family when they visit Canada.

Emblematic of a Victorian home was the use of vibrant, brightly colored fabrics. Complex patterns covered every surface. Oriental rugs and heavy draperies were thought of as the height of good taste. Windows were rarely left uncovered, rather, on them hung thick, decorative drapes. The lack of light that could enter rooms through these heavy draperies was compensated for with eye-catching appointments of velvet, silk, and satin. Linen patterns ranged from flowers and animals to geometric shapes, stripes, and woven Arabic symbols: squares and circles, typically repeated, overlapped and interlaced to form intricate patterns. Victorians loved these patterns and used them liberally.

The decoration of walls and ceilings was yet another element of Victorian design. Ceilings were covered in embossed paper or painted a light color so as not to detract from the wall decorations. Wallpaper became enormously popular and is an enduring feature of Victorian design. At first, this was because of the development of mass production as well as the repeal of the 1712 Wallpaper Tax. Wallpaper was decorated with beautiful flowers in primary colors of red, blue, and yellow, printed on beige paper. This was followed by the latter half of the Victorian era when wallpaper was inspired by Gothic art of earth tones and stylized leaf and floral patterns. William Morris was one of the most renowned designers of wallpaper and fabrics during this period. He was influenced by medieval art, which he saw as the noblest art form, and used Gothic tapestries from that era in his work.

 

According to paragraph 1, the Victorian style is used in Asia _____.

 
  • to conform to cultural norms
  • to signal an elevated status
  • to attract visitors
  • to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere

According to paragraph 2, why did Europeans fill up every space?

 
  • To show visitors their collections of objects
  • To demonstrate that they appreciated a grand excess of omamentation
  • To showcase their personal interests by adorning any open spaces with pieces of art that were aesthetically pleasing
  • To show that they had wealth and sophisticated taste

What can be inferred about the Victorian Hotel in British Columbia?

  • It was meticulously designed to meet the standards of the Victorian style.
  • It was one of the most expensive hotels to design in Vancouver.
  • It is more elegant than the home of an affluent family during the Victorian era.
  • It was designed to accommodate visits from the royal family.

The phrase "indulging in" is closest in meaning to _____.

 
  • living in
  • deriving pleasure from
  • obsessing about
  • showing an interest in

ln paragraph 2, why does the author mention the objects found in a Victorian style home?

 
  • To illustrate the objects that could be purchased only by the rich
  • To point out that Victorians indulged in many objects that did not serve a useful purpose
  • To give examples of the items that were popular in the Victorian era
  • To suggest that design has changed a great deal since Victorian times

What is the purpose of paragraph 3?

 
  • To describe another feature of Victorian style
  • To account for the use of Arabic symbols during the Victorian era
  • To describe the patterns used in Victorian design
  • To explain how homeowners compensated for a lack of natural light in Victorian style homes

All of the following are patterns that could probably be seen in Victorian linens EXCEPT _____.

  • roses and tulips
  • bows and arrows
  • squares and circles
  • horses and sheep

According to paragraph 4, why did wallpaper first become popular?

 
  • lt became more widely available and more affordable.
  • It was a way to cover up plain walls and make them more interesting.
  • It was a reflection of how popular the Gothic style had become.
  • It was not as heavily taxed by the government as paint.

- "Do you have something that grows well without too much water?"

- "_____"

  • You can't grow anything without water.
  • This might be what you're looking for. Aren't they pretty?
  • I have had this tree for three years.
  • Planting trees and flowers is very interesting.

- “I believe that learning will also take place outside school, for example at a railway station, or on a farm.”

- "_______ It allows pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities."

  • That's impossible.
  • That’s ridiculous.
  • That’s possible.
  • That's thoughtless.

Alex: "We've got my boss, his boss, a freelance consultant, and the head of IT all involved in this project, and it's turning into a complete disaster!"

Sam: "Well, _____, after all!"

  • a stitch in time saves nine
  • slow and steady wins the race
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • too many cooks spoil the broth

- “I think we need to have a good personality besides taking care of our physical wellbeing.”

- "_______ Goodness is better than beauty."

  • That’s for sure.
  • That’s totally out of the question.
  • Not at all.
  • Not really.

Peter: "Hi, David, do you think it's possible for you to have a talk sometime today?"

David: “_______”

  • I'd love to, but I've got a pretty tight schedule today.
  • No more time for me. I have to work with my boss.
  • I wish I had been free yesterday to have time with you.
  • Excuse me; however, I'm so busy all day from morning.

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

a. Yes, I always pay on time. And the only time I make long-distance calls is to speak to my sister in America. I’m on the Internet a lot, but that’s a flat rate every month.

b. You’ll never believe what happened to me today. I got my phone bill for this month, and it’s over $100! The worst part is, I didn’t make all of the calls. There’s a bunch of extra-long distance calls.

c. You should call the service provider today and see if they can sort out the problem. They can probably remove those charges from your bill.

d. That’s unusual. Did you remember to pay your last bill?

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

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

a. It’s a paper cut.

b. It hurts, too.

c. How did you do that?

d. Paper can be dangerous.

e. I cut my finger.

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

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

a. Think positive and tell yourself you can do it without any problems.

b. So I think I will take time to practice and relax.

c. This is my first presentation in front of a big audience.

d. I’m nervous about the presentation next week.

e. This is only the beginning, so try your best!

f. If you are really prepared it will be a piece of cake.

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

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

a. So do I.

b. Now it’s like riding a bus.

c. Definitely, you’re jammed in with people all around you.

d. I hate flying.

e. A long time ago, flying used to be okay.

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

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

a. He said I need to think positive.

b. He thinks I have too much stress.

c. So what did he tell you to do?

d. Stress causes different problems with different people.

e. What did the doctor say?

f. Stress causes your stomach ache?

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

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

You could not have made a very good impression on them.

  • You seem to have impressed them very unfavorably.
  • It’s impossible that the effect you made on them was particularly positive.
  • Something appears to have made them think you are unsuitable.
  • You should have tried harder to make them think well of you.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

A quarter of all bird species in the world are known to have become extinct during the past two hundred years.

  • It has been acknowledged that one-fourth of all bird species have ceased to exist over the last two centuries.
  • It is estimated that one-fourth of all bird species will become extinct within the next two centuries.
  • It is known that two centuries ago the number of birds on the earth was 25% greater than it is today.
  • We are likely to cause the extinction of one-fourth of all bird species during the next two hundred years

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I'd suggest that we avoid telling any scary stories with Janet around. She’s a bit unstable and could get hysterical.

  • Janet has trouble keeping her emotions under control, especially when she is told frightening stories.
  • Since Janet is somewhat unbalanced, the only way to make her laugh is by telling stories, but we should avoid scary ones as they might cause her to panic.
  • Janet is somewhat mentally unbalanced and might easily become uncontrollably emotional, so let’s not tell frightening stories in her presence.
  • It is no fun to tell frightening stories to Janet, who is not very stable mentally, because she only laughs instead of getting scared.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I couldn’t help admiring the way he managed to finish the program even after such a bad fall.

  • The way he finished the programme was certainly admirable, as the fall had shaken him up badly.
  • It was really a very bad fall, but somehow he was still able to finish the program and I had to admire him for that.
  • In spite of the fall, he should have finished the program and we could have admired him for that.
  • I really admire the way he got up after the fall and completed the program.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

By modern standards, the first supermarkets were really quite small.

  • Compared with what we have now, the early supermarkets weren't actually very large at all.
  • The early supermarkets and the present-day ones are quite different from each other, even in size.
  • Present-day supermarkets are on the whole larger than the early ones.
  • Supermarkets have grown in size since they were first introduced, but their standards remain the same.

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.

  • Because the climate was so severe, we were we were worried about what we'd do at night.
  • Bad weather was approaching so we started to look for 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.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Since 1970, the United Nations has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day. It attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.

  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day because it attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • The UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day, which millions of people worldwide are attracted to join in it to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day, which attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day so that more people join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

I accepted the new job after all. It is making me feel exhausted.

  • Perhaps I shouldn’t have accepted this new job, as it’s running me ragged
  • Perhaps it would have been better if I hadn’t agreed to this new job since it is so boring.
  • It is of deep regret that I didn’t turn down the job offer due to its hardship and long hour work.
  • If it had not been for my acceptance the new job offer, I wouldn’t have felt exhausted.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Their team performed excellently at the elimination tournament. They didn’t win the trophy nevertheless.

  • Subsequent to their performance at the elimination tournament, they afraid to win the trophy excellently.
  • Were it not for their excellent performance at the elimination tournament, they wouldn’t have won the trophy.
  • Notwithstanding their excellent performance at the elimination tournament, they didn’t win the trophy.
  • Given that they didn’t win the trophy, their performance at the elimination tournament was however excellent.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

I met my long-lost brother. I was at a loss for words.

  • When the speaker met his brother, he refused to say anything.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he was puzzled about what to say.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he had nothing pleasant to say.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he had much to say.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer. 

(1) _____. For a few days each summer, artists from all over Europe gather at this village near the north coast of Sicily to enjoy the creative atmosphere. During their stay, the artists get together with the local people to paint a one-kilometer long picture that runs the length of the high street. (2) _____ the painting is done, each visiting artist joins a local family for a big lunch and, in exchange for the meal, the family receives the section of the painting that the artist has painted. As a result, (3) _____, almost every home has at least one painting by a well-known European artist. Visitors to the village are eagerly invited into homes to see these paintings.

(4) _____. Since then, Pettineo has become a sort of domestic art museum in which any visitor can ring a doorbell, go into a house and admire a painting. (5) _____ this exhibition of paintings in people's homes, for those who have time to spare, there is an opportunity to wander through the display of huge sculptures in the village square.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrated its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the city of Pettineo demonstrates its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrates its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrates its unique food festival.

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • Once
  • If
  • Because
  • Although

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • though few villagers are rich
  • despite the rich villager
  • because few villagers are rich
  • as few villagers are rich

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • The festival is organized by Antonio Presti, a local businessman who sponsors it.
  • The festival was the idea of Antonio Presti, a local businessman who set it up several years ago.
  • The festival is still one of the most popular art events in Europe.
  • Antonio Presti was born in the village during the first arts festival.

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • In addition,
  • In spite of
  • With exception of
  • In addition to

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

Some people think that people who choose a job early and keep doing are more likely to get a satisfying career life than those who frequently change jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.