1.1. Choose the word whose main stress is different from the others.
1.2. Choose the word whose underlined part is differently pronounced from the others.
II. READING COMPREHENSION
2.1. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D fits each space.
When you are in Singapore, you can go about ___(5)___ taxi, by bus, or by underground. I myself prefer the underground ___(6)___ it is fast, easy and cheap. There are ___(7)___ buses and taxis in Singapore and one cannot drive along the road ___(8)___ and without many stops, especially on Monday morning. The underground is therefore usually quicker ___(9)___ taxis or buses. If you do not know Singapore very well, it is difficult ___(10)___ the bus you want. You can take a taxi, but it is ___(11)___ expensive than the underground or a bus. On the underground, you find good maps that ___(12)___ you the names of the stations and show you ___(13)___ to get to them, so ___(14)___ it is easy to find your way.
2.2. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Lorna: I might retire early. I don’t know. I’m 55 and my husband retired last year. He spends most of his time in the garden. I‘d really like to be there with him though I am not quite fond of the tasks. I‘m definitely going to learn a new language. I hate going abroad and speaking English.
Cass: I’m only 26, so I’m not going to retire soon! In fact I want to have more chances to earn our living. Jamie and I are going to have a baby next year and we’re really excited about that. We want to have a big family and live in a big house. Then, when I retire, my children and grandchildren will all be able to stay.
Sue: Well, Roger and I don’t agree about retiring. I love work and I don’t want to retire! I know I won‘t have anything to do.
Roger: I asked my boss at work recently and I might be able to retire next year. I might buy a house in France and spend the time that my family deserved to have with me long before. I’d love to have my first long-awaited visit to Paris with my wife one day.
Linda: I want to retire as soon as possible. I have three sons and now I don’t even have time to play with them. They will become mature very soon and don‘t want to spend quality time with me. I can‘t stand the thought.
III. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
3.1. Choose the best option to complete the sentences.
3.2. Put the correct form of words.
3.3. Synonyms and antonyms
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
4.1. Rewrite the sentences without changing their meaning using the given words.
4.2. Write a meaningful sentence using given words.