I. Choose the word in each group that has underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
II. Choose the best answer.
III. Give the correct form of verbs in brackets.
1. ___(16)___, please! The baby ___(17)___. (not talk / sleep)
2. David ___(18)___ his hands. He ___(19)___ the television set. (wash/ just repair)
3. My uncle ( not/ come) ___(20)___ back his house for ages.
4. It usually (rain) ___(21)___ in the summer.
5. Mary spent hours (repair) ___(22)___ her bike.
IV. Choose the best word to complete the passage below.
___(23)___ six o’clock yesterday evening, the River Thames burst its banks and flooded a wide area. By nine o‘clock the floods had reached the town of Dorchester. The main street was soon ___(24)___ three feet of water. Fire engines arrived quickly to pump away the water, but heavy rain made their job very ___(25)___.
Mrs. Rose Willow, a ___(26)___ nearly 80 years old, and living alone in her cottage, was trapped upstairs ___(27)___ three hours. Finally, firemen were able to rescue her with ladders and a small ___(28)___ “My cat, Tibbles, stayed with me all the time”, said Mrs. Willow. “She ___(29)___ me a lot. She sat with me so I didn‘t feel afraid”.
The rain has finally stopped, the river level is falling and the weather forecast is good, ___(30)___ the floods have done a great deal of damage. “Luckily, nobody was ___(31)___ or injured”, Chief Fire Office Hawkins ___(32)___ reporters, “but it will take a long time to clear up the mess”.
V. Read the passage and choose the best answer
Many people like to keep pets. Dogs and cats are very popular pets. Some people, however, keep birds or goldfish. They need less space and are easier to look after.
If you want to have a pet, you can buy one from a pet shop but you must be careful not to buy a sick animal. It is best if you know something about the pet you want. This helps you choose a healthy pet.However, if you do not have much money and know very little about animals, you can visit the Royal Society for th e Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
The first society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in England in 1821. It was set up to make sure that all animals are treated with kindness. The RSPCA in Hong Kong carries out this aim. The RSPCA officers collect animals which have no homes and are left in the street. They look after them until they are healthy again. People visiting the RSPCA may choose their pets from these animals and you can be sure that you will get a healthy pet. If later your pet becomes ill, you can take it to the doctors at the RSPCA for treatment.
When you have a pet, it is very important that you look after it properly. You must remember to feed it at suitable times. You should also give it a clean and comfortable place to rest. Your pet will be happy and healthy if you love it and care for it properly.