Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence
1) There must be a large number of stars with planets which could … living intelligent beings in the universe.
|A/ assist||B/ exist||C/ support||D/ survive|
2) Modern English has … from the mingling of the other languages.
|A/ involved||B/ evolved||C/ concerned||D/ transferred|
3) The police disturbed a gang of men who were … a chemist’s in Lynford.
|A/ breaking into||B/ breaking out||C/ getting through||D/ taking over|
4) The descriptions given by people who … to have seen the puma were extraordinarily similar.
|A/ exclaimed||B/ advertised||C/ issued||D/ claimed|
5) When Alf got married, he was too … to say anything to his wife about his job.
|A/ shame||B/ confusing||C/ embarrassed||D/ curious|
6) It will be a long time before any landing on Mars can be …
|A/ applied||B/ experienced||C/ experimented||D/ attempted|
7) … at the age of eighty, the Florentines gave him a state funeral.
|A/ On dying||B/ Having died||C/ Dead||D/ On his death|
8) The police were … when Mrs. Ramsay told them what she had done.
|A/ esteemed||B/ astounded||C/ astonishing||D/ flickered|
9) In seeking independence, they do not sacrifice their human …
|A/ mood||B/ situation||C/ dignity||D/ personification|
10) Antique shops exert a (n) … fascination on a great many people.
|A/ peculiar||B/ especial||C/ hysterical||D/ unconscious|
11) Five years … a long time, he might already be forgotten.
|A/ was||B/ is||C/ had been||D/ Both A and B are correct|
12) I … the bell three times when he answered the door.
|A/ was ringing||B/ had rung||C/ rang||D/ would ring|
13) If I had met you last Sunday, I … here today.
|A/ wouldn’t have been||B/ wouldn’t be|
|C/ were not||D/ am not|
14) She demanded that she … allowed to meet her soon in prison.
|A/ was||B/ would be||C/ be||D/ Both B and C are correct|
15) We saw many soldiers and tanks … were moving to the front.
|A/ that||B/ which||C/ who||D/ None is correct|
16) Hardly … asleep when the phone woke him up again.
|A/ the doctor fell||B/ the doctor had fallen|
|C/ did the doctor fall||D/ had the doctor fallen|
17) Hard as they tried, they … in their scheme.
|A/ haven’t succeeded||B/ hadn’t succeeded|
|C/ succeeded not||D/ not succeede|
18) I’m not used … spoken to like that.
|A/ to be||B/ to being||C/ being||D/ with|
19) Please keep the fire … It’s so cold in here.
|A/ burns||B/ burn||C/ to burn||D/ burning|
20) We called … her shop on our way home.
|A/ at||B/ on||C/ up||D/ for|
Read the following passage carefully, then choose the best answer to each question.
Unlike the eye the ear has no lid, therefore noise penetrates without protection. Loud noises instinctively signal danger to any organism with a hearing mechanism, including human beings. In response, heartbeat and respiration accelerate. In fact, there is a general increase in functioning brought about by the flow of adrenalin released in response to fear.
Because noise is unavoidable in a complex, industrial society, we are constantly responding in the same ways that we would respond to danger. Recently, researchers have concluded that noise and our response may be much more than an annoyance. It may be a serious threat to physical and psychological health and well-being, causing damage not only to the ear and brain but also to the heart and stomach. We have long known that hearing loss is America’s number one nonfatal health problem, but now we are learning that some of us with heart disease and ulcers may be victims of noise as well.
21) What is the author’s main point?
A/ Noise may pose a serious threat to our physical and psychological health.
B/ Loud noises signal danger.
C/ The ear is not like the eye.
D/ Hearing loss is America’s number one nonfatal health problem.
22) According to the passage, people respond to loud noises in the same way that they respond to …
23) It can be inferred from this passage that the eye …
A/ responds to fear
B/ enjoys greater protection than the ear.
C/ increases functions.
D/ is damaged by noise.
24) Noise is …
A/ not a serious problems today.
B/ America’s number one problem.
C/ an unavoidable problem in an industrial society.
D/ a complex problem.
25) What was the topic of the paragraph that preceded this passage?
A/ the eye
B/ heart disease
USE OF ENGLISH
A/ Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only ONE word in each space.
Thanks a (26) … for your last letter. Sorry I haven’t answered before, I’ve been very busy (27) … ready to go to New York.
I was really sorry to (28) … about your trouble with Sally, especially because it’s been going on (29) … so long. You ought to try to make a (30) … soon, I think – it’s bad for (31) … of you to go on like this. I think perhaps it would be better (32) … you separated, but of (33) … I might be wrong – I don’t know Sally very well.
You know, if I (34) … you, I’d go away alone for a couple of weeks. If you were by (35) …, you could think things out calmly and decide (36) … to do.
Why don’t you take your holidays now and go off (37) … Scotland or somewhere like that? I’m sure (38) … would do you a lot of good.
Write again soon and (39) … me know how things are going. And don’t (40) … to kiss Julie for me. Ann sends her love.
B/ GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING
Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: I / wonder / why you/ not / reply / last letter.
I was wondering why you had not replied to my last letter.
41) I/ use/ public telephone / because / out of order
42) She / by / church / way / work / day
43) factory / close / workers / go / strike / last week
44) director / ill / so / deputy / speech / instead of
45) happen / picture / used to / hang / wall ?
46) I / complain / manager / restaurant / food
47) not see / picture / our city / as / look / 100 years
48) advantage / have / car / that / rely / public transport
49) It / age / 14 / Jack London / leave school / sailor
50) Neither / teacher / parents / satisfied / progress
C/ Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed above it.
51) He had hardly left the office when the phone rang.
No sooner …………………..
52) “Don’t do that! Are you mad?” she said to me.
She told ……………………….
53) People rumoured that he had died in battle.
He was ……………………….
54) After four years abroad, Mr. Brown returned home as an excellent engineer.
After Mr. Brown …………………
55) She urged her husband to write and accept the post.
She urged that ………………….
Write a composition from 150 to 180 words on this topic:
The difficulties in learning English and how to overcome them.
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|1 (C)||2 (B)||3 (A)||4 (D)||5 (C)||6 (D)||7 (D)|
|8 (B)||9 (C)||10 (A)||11 (D)||12 (B)||13 (B)||14 (C)|
|15 (A)||16 (D)||17 (C)||18 (B)||19 (D)||20 (A)||21 (A)|
|22 (B)||23 (B)||24 (C)||25 (A)|
|26) lot||27) getting||28) hear||29) for|
|30) decision||31) both||32) if||33) course|
|34) were||35) yourself||36) what||37) to|
|38) it||39) let||40) forget|
41) I have to use the public telephone because mine is out of order.
42) She walks by the church on her way to work every day.
43) The factory closed because the workers went on strike last week.
44) The director was ill so his deputy gave the speech instead of him.
45) What happens to the picture that used to be hung on the wall?
46) I have complained to the manager of the restaurant about the food.
47) We have not seen the picture of our city as it looked 100 years ago.
48) The advantage of having a car is that you don’t have to rely on public transport.
49) It was at the age of 14 that Jack London left school and became a sailor.
50) Neither the boy’s teacher nor his parents are satisfied with his progress.
51) No sooner had he left the office than the phone rang.
52) She told me not to do that and asked (me) if I was mad.
53) He was rumoured to have died in battle.
54) After Mr Brown had studied / lived for four years abroad, he returned home as an excellent engineer.
55) She urged that her husband write and accept (should write and accept) the post.
The difficulties in learning English and how to overcome them
There are many difficulties in learning English. To me, the greatest problems is how to pronounce English words correctly. Unlike other languages, there are no rules of pronouncing the words. To overcome this obstacle, we had better master the International Phonetic Alphabet and pronounce English words after their phonetic symbols.
Another difficulty is how to speak English fluently. To solve this problem, we should practise speaking English intensively both at home and at school by imitating the native speaker’s voice as well as our teachers’.
To improve our listening comprehension of English, we should listen to English recordings and radio broadcasts and get in touch with English-speaking people whenever possible.
If we try hard and work methodically, we can get over these difficulties and master the English language.