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 theposition ofprimary stress in each of thefollowing 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 sentence that best completes each of thefollowing exchanges.
- Waiter: "Would you like to order now?"
- Tom: "_______. A beefsteak and a Coke, please."
- Jack: "I think robots will replace teachers in the near future."
- Linh: "_______. We still need teachers to inspire students."
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 thefollowing questions.
Mark the letterA, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each ofthefollowing questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each ofthefollowing 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 ofsentences 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 bestfits each of the numbered blanksfrom 34 to 38.
Keeping fit and healthy may seem difficult, but there are a few easy-to-follow guidelines. Firstly, a balanced diet ___(34)___ means selecting food that is low in salt and sugar is absolutely essential. Experts recommend reducing the amount of fat in our diet, as too much can ___(35)___ heart problems.
Secondly, it is important to ___(36)___ exercise into your daily routine. This can be done by simply walking as much as possible and climbing stairs instead of taking the lift. Exercise is necessary to maintain a healthy body, as well as increasing energy levels and making you feel generally fitter and happier.
Finally, staying relaxed is ___(37)___ reason for good health. Too much stress can lead to a variety of illnesses, from headaches to high blood pressure. Whenever possible, do things you enjoy and treat yourself occasionally. ___(38)___, the message is simple — enjoy yourself but learn to respect your body too. It's all a question of getting a balance right.
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 39 to 43.
Sweden can be one of the first countries to stop using cash. In most cities, buses do not take any cash. Instead, you pay for your ticket by card or mobile phone before you get on. Some businesses only take cards and there are banks which do not deal with any notes or coins.
In a cashless society, you do not need to worry about having enough change for the bus. You will feel much more secure as well. Statistics show that since the decrease in the cash economy, there is not as much crime in Sweden.
However, not all Swedes like the idea. Elderly people complain much about the problems of paying by card. Small businesses are also unhappy because they have to pay a little money to the bank each time somebody pays them using a card.
It is not just richer countries that are becoming cashless. Many countries in the developing world have found that mobile phones are perfect for transferring money. For example, in Kenya, only a few people have a bank account, but lots of Kenyans have a mobile phone. Now people can pay for things in shops, pay their bills and their children's school fees, and receive their salary with their phones. Kenya has led a revolution in mobile banking.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each ofthe questionsfrom 44 to 50.
It is often held that technology in general does little to help family relationships as, in many cases, family members are more interested in their smartphones and the TV than they are in each other. Before smartphones, the TV was blamed the most for breakdowns in communication between parents and children. It was argued that 'the box' stopped them from talking to each other, and clashes between family members over what programmes to watch created barriers and caused resentment.
However, TV programmes can be both informative and entertaining. They often provide topics for family members to discuss, bringing them closer together rather than driving them further apart. What is more, twenty-first century families do not need to watch the same programme at the same time. The fact that people can watch what they want results in more time for families to be together rather than less.
The smartphone has taken over from the TV as the major reason for a lack of communication between family members. Parents often do not see why their children spend so much time online and fail to see the importance of having an online identity while most teens feel their online image is part of who they are. They often criticise the amount of time their children spend online rather than attempting to understand why they do it. In fact, adults are often not very good examples themselves. Who has not witnessed a table at a restaurant where all the family members are silently focused on their mobile devices?
Broadly speaking, smartphones do have some negative effects on family relationships. This technology is still relatively new, so many families have not yet learned how to deal with it. Parents and children should discuss how they use technology to help them all make the most of technology instead of blaming it for their problems.