Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
- Tom: "I think the best way to solve that problem is to keep silent."
- Tim: “______. Silence may kill our friendship.”
- Grandpa: “ Hello, my little one! Would you like to pick some vegetables from the garden for lunch?”
- Lan: “______”
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 on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 34 to 38.
Reality shows have been around for longer than most of us can remember. TV producers find them cheaper to produce than soap operas or dramas. And the format seems to be as popular as ever. ___(34)___ shows are so addictive that people can’t resist tuning in to them week after week. But why? Do viewers know how ‘real’ reality TV actually is? Of course, some shows are better than others. When Romeo Met Juliet, ___(35)___, was convincing enough for us to believe what went on in the show. But other shows are less real. ___(36)___ are more likely to tell contestants what to say and do than you may realize and the sob stories ___(37)___ we hear each week are more planned than ‘real’. Nevertheless, it seems that the more we watch reality TV, the more tempted we are to believe it's all true. Is that such a bad thing? Well, one ___(38)___ could be that there is a lot more gossiping and bullying on some shows than seems good for anybody.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 31 to 35.
In the past, people tended to classify things as either worth something or worthless. Household, office, and industrial waste, seen as worthless, was usually burned or buried in landfills. However, as landfills fill up, the planet heats up, and energy and raw material prices go up, we are rethinking what we consider" waste" and "pollution." New technologies are making it possible to reuse waste materials, and businesses are finding ways to not only throw away less, but to turn trash into cash.
Recycling is the most widespread form of waste reuse. Not only does it save governments money by reducing spending on landfills, but it also helps companies and individuals lower garbage disposal costs. Another type of waste, organic material, has a clear economic value. Scientists have developed ways to turn vegetables, grains into biofuel. Through creative efforts, other waste materials are being turned into completely new products. An interesting example is EaKo, a UK- based company which makes beautiful bags and wallets from used fire hoses. On the other side of the world, a local government effort in the Philippines to turn old plastic bags and other materials into construction blocks.
Even factories are finding opportunities to increase profits in Earth-friendly ways. As goods are produced, factories often generate large amounts of heat and gas, which are then released into the air. Yet by refitting a plant, it is possible to capture these materials and turn them into energy, which the factory can then reuse. Excess energy can even be sold to power companies for a profit. Recaptured energy from US factories could meet 20% of the country's power needs.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions front 44 to 50.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a popular topic for people interested in theater and history. However, the Globe Theatre as we know it today is not the same building that was used originally. In fact, the Globe was situated in many different places during its long history.
When the rental agreement on the original location ended, one of the actors bought a theater called the Blackfriars, which was located in another part of town. However, many complaints from neighbors and the town council led to the creation of a petition that requested that the acting group move their company out of town. Upset with this news, the actors returned to the original theater, took most of it apart, and then moved the materials across the Thames River to Bankside, where they proceeded to construct the next version of the Globe.
This endeavor, though, did not go so smoothly. The owner of the original Globe Theatre, who had rented it to the actors, took the acting group to court. He wanted the actors to pay for the damage they had done to his building. In the end, however, the actors won the case and continued to construct their “newly-acquired” theater. Later, the actors split their plays between the original theater and the new Globe.
In 1643, the original Globe Theatre burned to the ground. Historians believe that a cannon that was shot during a performance of the play Henry Vill started a large fire. Yet, the Globe Theatre still survived. A new Globe was later completed on the same site before Shakespeare's death. However, it was shut down by the Puritans in 1642 because it could not sell tickets and later destroyed during the English Civil War of 1643.
In May of 1997, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened a newly constructed version of the Globe with a production of Henry V. This is the Globe Theatre that people visit today. The queen wanted the new theater to be much like the old one. The new model is very similar to the original theater. For instance, it is also a three-story building. Also, it has seating for 1,500 people and an area called the “yard” on the lower level. In its first season, the theater attracted 210,000 people.