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PAPER I: READING COMPREHENSION (60 minutes)
SECTION A
In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Cross the
letter A, B, C or. D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose.
,l. Teamwork or pairwork is a good way to . student talking time.
minimize B. maximize C. rise D. grow
2. To have different life experience and learning strategies, there should be a (n) of
personalities in each team. .
A. amount B. few C. diversity D. various
3. As he didn't feel well, the doctor decided not to on the patient.
- A. surgery B. operate C. remove D. work
4. Grace Kelly was first famous as a Hollywood actress and then .Prince Rainier of
Monaco.
A. to be the wife of C. she was the wife of
B. the wife of D. as the wife of
5. Although they played very well, they didn't win the match because they lacked
A. team work B. team interest C. team' sport D. team spirit
6. Louis Pasteur was well-known for his of the process of pasteurisation and the
development of the vaccine for rabies. .. ,
A. growth - B. diScbvery. . C. invention D. research
7. The judge decided to . the thief to three months' imprisonment.
A. sentence B. prison ,C. put D. imprison
8. Ton That Tung was a pioneer in liver surgery.,His method considerably. the time of a
liver operation from a few hours to only a few minutes.
A. decreases B. reduces C. falls D. enables
9.- We often take this small road home to avoid heavy on the main streets.
A. cars B. traffic - C. vehicles D. movement
. 10. When he came to the counter to pay, he found that he had cash .....his credit card with
- .him.
A. either/or B. neither/ nor C. both/ an D. not/ neither. ..
.11. All of the senses must pass through intermediate gateways to be processed before they
are registered in the brain. _
A. but smell B. until smell C. to smell D. for smell
12. Her mother a book until she was twenty.
A. was never reading C. has never read
B. never reads D. never read
13. You look tired! .hard all day?
A. Have you been working C. Did you work .
B. Do you work D. Are you working
14. Tim looks so frightened and upset. He something terrible.
A. must experience C. can have experienced
B. should have experienced D. must have experienced
15. The tourists on the beach when a big wave swept ashore, carrying everything to the
sea.
A. were sunbathing C. are sunbathing
B. had been sunbathed D. sunbathed.
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16. Ann was very surprised to find the door unlocked. She remembered it before she left.
A. to lock B. having locked A C. to have locked D. she locks
-17. Have you considered for that position of sales manager?
A. applying B. to apply C. looking D. to look
18. The speed of light is the speed of sound.
A. faster B. much faster than C. the fastest D. as fast
19. James didn't come to see us as planned and he didn't even phone us. He about the
appointment.
A. Can have forgotten C. should have forgotten
B. might have forgotten D. must forget
20. Mike to persuade his parents to change their minds.
A. fails B. regrets C. admits D. remembers

SECTION B
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C', or D) that best completes each of the unfinished
statements or answers the questions about the passage.
I know that it is my job to make sure that everything goes well for the tourists, and I feel I work hard
for the company. I cannot be blamed for last week. I met the group at the airport and took them to the
coach. The coach driver was a bit annoyed because the flight was late. But it wasn't far to the hotel and
everyone was looking forward to their dinner.. We hadn't used the Hotel Riviera before but our normal one
had a conference in it so it was fully booked. When I announced our arrival at the reception desk, they said
they were full. I had booked rooms for the group but the manager said they were canceled by. phone a few
days before. He insisted that he recognised my voice arid that I had made the phone call. We had a bit of an
argument but they obviously didn't have enough rooms. In the end, the manager phoned other hotels in the
town and found rooms for everyone but in four different hotels. By this time, the coach had gone so we had
to get taxis and some of the tourists started to get very angry with me. I still don't know who made that
phone call but it definitely wasn't me.

-21. What is the writer trying to do?


A. argue B. apologize C. explain D. complain
22. Who was the text written to?
A. one of the tourists B. the writer's employer
C. the hotel manager D. the coach company
23. Why weren't any rooms available at the Hotel Riviera?
A. A conference was taking place there.
B. There were more people in the group than expected.
C. Someone had forgotten to book them.
D. Someone had said they were not needed.
24. What happened in the end?
A. The tourists got angry with the hotel manager.
B. The tourists couldn't stay together.
C. The writer found other hotels with rooms.
D. The writer called the coach drivers back.
25. Which of the following diaries was written by one of the tourists?
A. Someone had made a mistake with our hotel booking and the hotel had given our rooms to other
people.
B. The hotel we were taken to wasn't good enough so we asked to change to different one.
C. We got to the airport and had to wait for the coach. So it was really late when we got to the hotel.
D. The coach driver took us to the wrong hotel and they knew nothing about us.

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PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING (60 minutes)

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL


Redd the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space.
Dear John,
How are you? Thanks very much for your letter and all your news. I apologize (26) not.
replying sooner, but I've (27) busy looking for a new job. The old one Was really getting me
down, I'm afraid, and I was ready for (28) change. I just didn't get (29) well with
my old boss we didn't see eye to eye on anything! In desperation I got in touch (30) this
employment bureau, WPA (that stands for "Work Placement Agency", (31) the way! Well,
(32) my surprise, they contacted me almost immediately and asked if 1(33) like to
go for an interview for a job that I was really interested in. I've just heard this morning (34)
got- the job!
To celebrate, I'm inviting a (35) friends to a small party next Saturday night. Do
come, and, (36) you like, bring your new girlfriend. I'd like to meet her. I'm not sure how (37)
people will be coming yet, but it should be fun! Let me know whether you can make it or not,
just (38) case I end up inviting too many people!
That flat's not bit (39). for a huge crowd! Looking forward to seeing you. If seems
ages (40) we saw each other last.
Yours,
Sally

SECTION B:- GUIDED SENTENCE-BUILDING


Build a complete sentence .with the given words.
Example: What/ you/ go/ de/ tomorrow!?
Answer: What are you going to do tomorrow?

41. thank/ your letter/ I/ be glad/ you/ come/ at last.

42. I/ can/ understand/ you/ be/ worried.

43. I/ never/ forget/ first day/ abroad.

44. he/ ask/ advice/ and I/ give.

45. first/ all/ pack/ warm clothes/ umbrella.

46. I/ not know/ what/ weather/ be/ go/ like/ tomorrow.

47. you/ must/ not/ carry/ over $50001 go/ abroad.

48. most places/ take/ credit cards/ traveller's cheque.

49. finally/ public transport/ be/ reliable.

50. as/ general/ rule/ best way/ meet/ people/ be/ start/ talk/ to them.

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence, using the word given
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Example: You-must do exactly what the manager tells Slou.
carry
You must instructions exactly.
Answer: CARRY OUT THE MANAGER'S

51. John and I discussed the subject last night.


discussion
John about the subject last night.
52. She promised not to tell anyone my secret.
promise
She not to tell anyone my secret.
53. Her parents encouraged her when she was at school.
encouragement
Her parents when she was at school.
54. I'm not criticizing your work.
criticism
I'm not your work.
55. We have talked about this problem before.
conversation
We have this problem before.
SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 120-180 words on the following statement:
"Children spend too nzucli time watching television."

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (3,0 minutes)

SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing information.


always (1) down comfortably in the barber's shop and listen (2) to my barber. He
explains the present political situation, women's fashions, or (3) - - .me jokes which I have heard at
(4) five times already. In twenty minutes I get a remarkable amount (5)
information as well as a hair cut. But last week our conversation was very short indeed. We
(6) loud cries of "Fire" coming (7) upstairs. Customers and barbers (8)
.out of the shop immediately. We were certain a funny sight (9) ......................passers-by! I had a
white sheet (10) ..... ....... .my neck and my hair was half cut!

SECTION B: Listen and answer the questions.


1. What is the most interesting part of the town?

2. Where did Edward and Ann sit?

3. How old was the waiter?

4. What did they do to make the waiter understand the order?

5. Did Edward order coffee or coffee ice-cream?

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PAPER I: READING COMPREHENSION

SECTION A: In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. For each question, 1 to 20, cross the letter A, B, C, or D against the number of the
question.
1. You all look tired. Let's a rest.
A. have B. get C. take D. either A or C
2. Our school about 600 new students every year.
A. admits B. accepts C. allows D. gets
3. A week or two before New Year's Days, the markets are people selling and buying
things.
A. filled with B. crowded of C. ready for D. crowded with
4. I'm allergic to most canned foods. That's why I always look for something-fresh and ....
A. air-tight B. environment friendly C. chemical free D. home-brewed
5. fish can hear, they have neither external ears nor eardrums. .
-- A. -Although B. But C. However D. Despite -
6. The kind-hearted woman .all her life to helping the disabled and the poor.
A. wasted B. spent C. dedicated D. lived
7. Smoking has been ....from all offices. .
A. banned .. B. abandoned C. given up D. prevented
8. Scientists can grow ....that are now affected by disease.
A. crops B. harvests C. animals D. things
9. The job they offer ....yery interesting with a fashion house in the city centre.
, B. sounds C. appears D. looks
_A. hears
10.Perhaps men .....mote from heart disease than women.
- A. are sick B. have C. trouble D. suffer
11.The situation was because of the economy.
A. worsened B removed c. devastated D. threatened
12.1 don't like that soup. It horrible.
A. touches B. feels C. sounds D. tastes
13.Lucy was late for schoOl this morning because the alarm didn't ....as usual.
A. ring off B. get off C. go off D. take off
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14. The Of the radio by Marconi played an important part in the development of
. `Ctitynilunication. .
A. development B. discovery C. invention D. research
I5.Marie Curie was the first woman to two Nobel prizes.
A. win B. award C. reward D. achieve
16. We in persuading a lot people to join our protest against low-quality products.
A. managed B. succeeded C. achieved D. fulfilled
17.1 met Jim at college. It was the start of a friendship.
A. longlife B. prolonged C. lifelong D. lengthened
18.Cold-blooded animals such as reptiles and fish do not dream, but ones, including
mammals and birds do.
A. cool-blooded B. warm-blooded C. hot-blooded D. cold-blooded
19. In the early 16th century, the geography of the globe still a mystery.
A. continued B. maintained C. was .. D.-remained
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20. Thousand of antibiotics , but only about thirty are in common use today.
A. have developed C. have been developed
B. are developing D. have been developing
SECTION B: Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C', or D) that best completes each of the
unfinished statements or answers the questions about the passage.
Probably the most important factor governing the severity of forest fires is weather. Hot, dry
weather lowers the moisture content of fuels. Once a fire has started, wind is extremely critical
because it influences the oxygen supply and the rate of spread. Forest type and forest conditions
are also important factors. For example, fire is more likely to occur in conifers than in hardwoods;
slash-covered or brushy areas are especially hazardous because the rate at which combustion
consumes fuel is proportional to fuel volume and surface area.
Some fires are caused by lightning; others are cused by people. Those caused by people may
be accidental or intentional (incendiary). The causes-of fire in the United states show large regional
differences. In the Rocky Mountains more than 70 percent of the fires are caused by lightning,
whereas incendiary fires amount to ow), about 1 percent. In contrast, more than 40 percent of the
fires in the south are incendiary, whereas lightning causes only 1 percent.

21. In this passage the author's main purpose is to


A. argue B. inform C. persuade D. entertain
22. Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage?
A. A comparison and contrast of the factors governing forest fires is followed by a list of
causes.
B. A description of the conditions affecting forest fires is followed by a description of the
causes.
C. An analysis of factors .related to forest fires is followed by an argument against the
cuases of fires.
D. Several generalizations about forest fires are followed by a series of conclusions.
23. It ean be concluded from this passage that
A. there are not many people living in the Rocky Mountain area.
B. there are more fires in hardwood forests than in pine forests.
- C. winter is the worst season for fires.
D. fire prevention techniques vary from region to region.
24. The paragraph following this passage would most likely be about
A. the causes of hot, dry weather.
B. the various uses of hardwoods.
C. methods of controlling fires.
D.. the geographical diffences between the Rocky Mountain area and the Southern states.
25. The author of this passage would most likely be
A. a forest ranger B. a meteorologist C. a historian D. a business person

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL


Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space.
THE YOUNGEST ROUND-THE WORLD SAILOR
An 18-year-old returned to a hero's welcome in Australia yesterday after becoming the youngest
person (26) sailed round the world non-stop. David Dawson sailed into Freemantle, Western
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Australia, anxious to enjoy a cold beer (27) warm shower for the first time in nine months.
could do it another four times," he joked as he stepped ashore to (28) ....greeted by his family in
front (29) 15,000 spectators crowding the quayside. His 14-metre boat, Sea flight, had to be
towed into the port (30) of strong winds and obstruction from the 300 boats that (31)
.....gathered to escort him in. Sailing club officials said that he passed (32) .finishing line five
kilometres out to sea late on Friday.
Mr Dawson had covered (33) .than 50,000 kilometres. since leaving Freemantle, but it was
anything but (34) easy trip. His radio flooded, his boat lost the mast and the generator broke
down, threatening to end the voyage prematurely. (35) one point, he (36) ....forced to accept a
bolt from the British Royal Navy to repair his damaged mast and (37) ......a result he could not
claim to (38) ....made the journey "unassisted".
(39) his 264 days at sea, the teenager became the youngest person to sail single-handedly
around Cape Horn, (40) .....he did in winter, with a damage sail. He said he had missed his
girlfriend, real food, beer and surfing.

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUILDING


Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: I/ wonder/ why you/ not/ reply last letter.
Answer: I was wondering why you had not replied to my last letter.
41. driver/ stop/ car/ time/ save/ child.

42. uncle/ impossible/ home/ lunch.

43. After/ I/ entered/ house/ it/ to rain.

44. You/ should/ careful/ driving/ this city.

45. weather/ too bad/ us/ go/ picnic.

46. When/ meet/ her/ talking/ teacher.

47. My mother/ preferred/ me/ go shopping/ her.

48. When we/ have/ dinner/ we/ go/ out for a walk.

49. The noise/ the traffic/ prevented/ me/ go to sleep.

50. We/ go airport/ see/ off/ last week.

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence, using the word given.

Example: You must do exactly what the manager tells you.


carry
You must instructions exactly.
Answer: CARRY OUT THE MANAGER'S

51.1 don't want to do anything too energetic today.


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anything too energetic today.
52. Did you enjoy yourself when you were travelling around Europe?
time
Did when you were travelling around Europe?
53.1 don't want to listen to jokes at the moment.
mood
I am not to jokes at the moment.
54.Alan, would you like to go to the game with me?
fancy
Alan, to the game with me?
55. Jane really enjoys helping other people.
pleasure
Jane helping other people.

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 120-180 words on the following statement:
Disadvantages and advantages of travelling by car.

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)

. SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing words.

In 776 BC the first Olympic Games were held at the (1)..........of Mount Olympus to honour the Greek's
chief god, Zeus. The Greeks emphasized physical (2) and strength in their education of
(3). Therefore, contest in running, jumping, (4) .and javelin throwing, boxing and horse ,
and chariot (5) were held in individual cities, and the winners (6) every four years at
Mount Olympus. The Greeks greatly honoured their winners by having .(7) .placed on the
, winners' heads and sang poems about (8). . Originally, Greeks considered the Olympic Games
as games (9) Any wars which were happening were stopped to (10) to take place.

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions.

1.Where is Doreen West from? What is her job?

2.What is she wearing?

3.What is Peter Kent's job?

4.Where are Britta and Rolf Ericson from?

5.What is Britta wearing?

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PAPER 1: READING COMPREHENSION
SECTION A:
In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Cross the
letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose.
1. He never expected his prophecy to be
A. achieved B. accomplished C. realised D. fulfilled
7. The boy was ....with a family in the countryside.
A. reared B. bred C. brought up D. grown up
3: Jane came .....a beautiful picture when she was tidying the room.
A. across B. round C. into D. past
4. Until she was arrested last week, the young woman thought she had the perfect crime.
A. committed . B. escaped C. got away D. charged
5. it not been for the intolerable heat in the hall, they would have stayed much longer..
A. If .B. But C. Should D. Had
6. The ball - two or three times before rolling down the road.
A. sprang - B. bounced C. leap D. hopped
7. The of the pagoda in the water was very clear and. beautiful.
A. sight . B. shadow C. reflection D. mirror
8. When I came, the salesperson was to the customers how to use a neW kind of washing
machines. _
A. demonstrating B. proving C. exposing , D. teaching
9. Do you think Ms. Brown will ...for Parliament in the next election?
. A. sit B. run C. walk D. stand
10.A human being is of many, often conflicting, desires.
A. made B made up , C. consisted D. created
11. The train accident .the other trains'departure by a few hours.
A. sent back B. called off C. delayed . D. retained
12.The judge .....the murdered to a lifetime imprisonment.
A. convicted - . B. sentenced C. prosecuted D. accused
13.All the people involved solemnly on the Bible to keep the secret.
A. promised B. cursed C. vowed . D. swore
14.The lecture hall gradually emptied as the professor -on.
A. rambled - B. kept . - C. dragged D. passed
15.The-little girl was full of _ ,towards her wicked stepmother.
A. retribution . B. resentment C. reprisal D. vengeance
16.The planet Mercury rotations during every two trips around the Sun.
A. three complete C. the completion of three
B. completes three D. completing three, of the
17. Ann by phone, James decided to email her.
A. Having failed to contact B. Having failed contacting
C. He failed to contact D. That he failed contacting
18.In economics, "diminishing returns" describes .resource inputs and production.
A. among B. when it is C. among them D. the relationship between
19. Rarely remove the entire root of a dandelion because of its length and sturdiness.
A. can the casual gardener C. the casual gardener will
B. the casual gardener - D. does the casual gardener's
20. Professional people expect .....when it is necessary to cancel and appointment.
A. you to call them C. your calling them
B. that you would call them , D. that you are calling them
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SECTION B
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C or D) that best completes each of the unfinished
statements.
Many of the latest scientific accomplishments fall in the realm of "pure" science. This is research
for the sake of increasing- man's knowledge without concern about how the knowledge is going to
be used. In contrast with pure science is "applied" science. The production of synthetic diamonds
is an example of applied science. In applied science, the facts and principles of pure science are
used in the solution of a problem which has or will have immediate economic and social
importance.
Often in the past, applied science has gone far ahead of pure science. Its practical applications have
been used for man's good even before the basic facts and principles were understood. For example,
the telegraph, - telephone, and electric motor, which could not work without electrons, were
invented before man discovered the electron. People were vaccinated long before viruses were
investigated. Chemicals like sulfuric acid and soda were manufactured long before man began to
understand the nature of the atom. Today, however, if applied science is to grow it must depend
more and more on increased knowledge of pure science.
21. The aim of pure science is
A. to promote the production of pure chemicals.
B. to solve practical problems of everyday life.
C. to develop human knowledge of general principles of science.
D. to apply scientific facts to the invention of electronic devices.
22. Applied science has
A. made our lives more comfortable with the understanding of basic scientific theories.
B. made our lives more enjoyable with the production of everything we need.
C. given us the basic facts and principles of science.
D. helped us research for the sake of increasing man's knowledge.
23. It is said that in the past, applied science went far ahead of pure science because
A. pure science has been discovered only in recent years.
B. men understood the basic facts and principles of pure science before they discovered and
invented things.
C. pure science had been considered less important than applied science.
D. many inventions and discoveries had been made before men knew the basic scientific
theories.
24. The fact that vaccination had been practised long before the investigation of viruses means...
A. people devoted a lot of time to the study of pure science.
B: applied science went far ahead of pure science.
C. pure science went far ahead of applied science.
D. the study of pure science was delayed for a long time.
25. If applied science is to develop more efficiently
A. its practical applications must be used for man's good.
B. people must devote more time to the study of the neutron and atomic energy.
C. it must rely on the increasing knowledge of pure science.
D. people must solve problems of immediate economic and social importance.

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SECTION A: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one
word in each space.
THE SCHOOLGIRL MODEL
A sixteen-year-old model who is determined to stay (26) school against her father's advice
has won a cosmetic modelling contract. Sarah Thomas, (27) __earned $6,500 a day last autumn
during her school holidays modelling at shows in New York, has been chosen (28) this year's
model for Cover Girl, the international cosmetics firm. She beat thousands of other models to win
the contract, worth (29) ... great deal of money, and will fly to Miami and New York to film
television commercials to (30) screened worldwide.
She had refused to fly to New York earlier (30 ....audition at the firm's request, saying that she
thought she had absohitelY (32) ....chance of getting the job. "I thought (33) ....was going to be a
wasted journey, so. I was amazed when I got it. I still can't believe they chose me," she said
yesterday. "I don't know (34) .-...stage exactly (35) .....much money I will be getting as it is still
under negotiation, but I do know that it will be very lucrative." (36) .....of travelling to New York,
Sarah was interviewed in London and a video of her performance was sent to New York.
Her father; Peter Thomas, who runs a motor repair business and petrol station, has urged her to
leave school (37) ....that she can take full advantage of her earning power. But she has refused to
stop studying for her exams. She added: n1 should be able to fit most of the filming around my
holidays, so hopefully I won't need to take too (38) time off school. I am finding all this fuss
a little embarrassing. All I really want to do (39) ....get on with my schoolwork. Passing my exams
is going to give me more - satisfaction (40) .....any modelling assignment."

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUILDING


Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: What/ you/ go/ do/ tomorrow/?
Answer: What are you going to do tomorrow?
41. Ten miles/ not far/ go/ delicious meal.

42. He/ want/ roof/ repair/ fence/ mend.

43. There/ be/ three students/ choose/ the best ones.

44. teacher/ allow/ take/ seat/ window.

45. Because/ heavy rain/ students/ late/ class.

46. children/ busy/ collect/ shells/ beach.

47. I/ not think/ enough qualifications/ job.

48. accident/ happen/ while/ drive/ highway.

49. take/ them/ 3 years/ build/ the bridge.

50. doctor/ whom/ see/ party/ friend.

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION

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Complete .the second sentence so that it means the sa..- me as the first sentence, using the word given
. Example:. You must do exactly what the manager tells you.
carry
You must instructions exactly.
Answer: CARRY OUT THE MANAGER'S

51. Ian quite likes telling other people what to do.


fond
Ian other people what to do.
52. She doesn't think that people should break the law.
approve
She doesn't the law.
53.1 don't like the idea of doing adventure sports.
appeal
The idea of doing adventure sports me.
54.1 don't mind doing her a favour.
objection
her a favour.
55. Rachel enjoys listening to music.
enjoyment
Rachel to music.

SECTION D: COMPOSITION'
Write an essay about 12071$0 words on the following statement:
What can young people do to help protect and improve their local environment?

"PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)


SECTION A: Listen and fill in the missing words.
David Brown and Ann Ramos are two (1) participating in the Adult Day-Care program at
Mercy Hospital.
David Brown is 72 years old. He's -(2). .and likes to talk. He lives with his wife in a small
apartment in the city. But David is becoming (3) His wife says, "He'll heat up some soup,
then forget to (4) .the stove." She's 61 and still works. She (5) about leaving her
husband alone by himself.
Ann Amos is 80 and lives with her daughter, who is 60. Her daughter says that she needs a (6)
"Mom follows me (7) She follows me from room to room when 1(8) She
sits down next to me when I read the newspaper. She even follows me out of the house when I take out the
(9) . I need a break and she (10) ,too."

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions


1. What happened to Jimmy's allowance every week?

2. What did his mother give him then?

3. Why did she give it to him?

4. What did Jimmy say to his mother after a week?

- 5. What did she think?

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PAPER 1: READING COMPREHENSION (60 minutes)

SECTION A: In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. Cross the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or
phrase you choose.
1. I was under that you two had already met.
A. the idea B. pressure C. notice D. the impression
2. Are you sure you can do it on
A. yourself . B. your own C. date a secret
3. "Is dinner ready?"
"No, Mother is it ready now."
A. doing B. cooking C. preparing D. getting
4. Can you help me sort these clothes into different sizes?
A. for B. out . C. with D. between
5. I just can't that noise any longer!
A. put up with B. stand in for C. sit out D. stand up to
6. You must .these instructions very carefully.
A. bring out 13: carry out C. carry on D. get up to
7. I don't think we can . him to change his mind.
A. make B. persuade C. suggest D. insist
8. She to tell them where the money was hidden. .
.A. objected B. rejected C. refused D. disagreed
9. The company was so successful during the 1990s that it 500 new employees in a
period of six months.
A. put on B. took on C. caught On D. laid on
10.There is a huge amount of .associated with children's TV nowadays.
A. produce . B. manufacturing C. merchandising D. sales
11.It says $5.60 on the label, but you've .....me at $6.50.
A. taken - B. deducted , . C. reduced D. charged
12.The players were cheered by their .....as they came out of the pitch.
A. audience B. supporters C. viewers D. public
13.We'd .make so much noise; we might wake the baby up.
A. better not B..should not C. ought not to D. must not
14.We are supposed to attend ...on "Brain Electronics" tomorrow.
A. a conference B. a lecture C. a meeting D. a discussion
15.According to a recent survey, most people are in good ....with their neighbours.
A. relations B. acquaintance C. relationships D. terms
16......be needed, the water basin would need to be dammed.
A. Hydroelectric power should C. Hydroelectric power
B. When hydroelectric power D. Should hydroelectric power
17. She acted as if she a clown before.
A. has never seen B. not saw C. wouldn't see D. had never seen
18.1'11 tell John to call you .him tomorrow.
A. if I'll see B. as I see C. if I see D. when I saw
19.It's about time care of yourself.
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A. you took B. you take C. to taking D. you taking
20. Most of the computers in the laboratory are - now.
A. out of order B. out of work C. our of working D. out of function

SECTION B: Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C, or D) that best completes each of the
unfinished statements.
In the past, music was often rich with the cultural part of a civilization. It could provide through
songs and rhythm, an insight into a society. Traditional, folk and classical forms have today been
supplemented by pop, rock and jazz music. In many countries, all these forms have become a part of
everyday life.
Music is, perhaps, the most easily appreciated art form. You don't have to be a musician to know
what you like or don't like, although a musician's knowledge could perhaps distinguish more easily
between good and bad music. But what exactly is good music? What separates music from noise?
For a start, all sounds come from vibrations. Vibrations can be described as movements in the air,
and sounds come from objects which vibrate. So, for example, guitar strings, when touched, vibrate and
make a sound. The human ear cannot detect all sounds, however. Sounds must have certain loudness before
we can notice them. Many animals, however, have better hearing than we do. Dogs, for instance, can hear
much higher frequencies, and bats can hear up to three times better than humans. When listening to a piece
of music, yon may have noticed a dog or cat being disturbed at a particular point that you weren't. This is
because the animal is hearing a frequency that you can't.
But not all sounds are the same. Some sounds, such as music, are pleasant to hear. Other sounds are
not, and these we call noise. The difference between the two is a difficult question to answer.
21. According to the passage, in the past people could
A. enjoy listening to music only when they were rich.
B. know more songs than they do now.
C. get some social knowledge listening to music.
D. enjoy better songs than they do now.
22. We can infer from the passage that
A. only a musician can really, understand music.
B. everybody knows what music they like.
C. good or bad music is easy to define.
D. music is a too complicated art form.
23. All sounds conze from
A. movements of the body.
B. guitar strings.
C. human ears.
D. objects that vibrate.
24. The passage slates that
A. humans can hear better than animals.
B. most animals hear better than humans.
C. humans and animals do not hear.
D. humans can hear as well as animals.
25. The bat's hearing sense is
A. worse than that of man.
B. about three times as good as man's.
C. about three times as bad as man's.
D. as good as that of man.

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one
word in each space.

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WAKE UP

Do you (26) yourself going into work later and later every day just to sleep a little longer? Do
you (27) .asleep in the cinema, wake up and laugh at the wrong moments? Do you spend
half the weekend asleep and love it? (28) you're a sleepaholic.
Someone somewhere (29) .....said that the average amount of sleep which a person wants is five
minutes longer than they (30) Being a sleepaholic is about. wanting five hours longer. But
sleepaholics can find that their habit gets them (31) .....deep trouble with colleagues and friends.
Being late for work because of oversleeping is a pretty poor story if you're (32) .....about a career.
Friends can get (33) ....offened if you leave them early to get some sleep.
Throughout history, ambitious people have often (34) ....their enormous energy with a lack of need
for sleep. It's easy to see how this can (35) .....people a competitive advantage. So if you want to
(36) ....advantage of career opportunities, or if you've just been criticized once too often about
sleeping (37) ....the best bit of a party, what's the (38) .....? A psychiatrist studied sleep needs and
over time he claimed to (39) .....his own daily sleep from a standard eight hours to two, saying he
experienced no bad reactions.
But if you really can't (40) ....without sleep and don't want to lose your job, become so
irreplaceable in it that you can be openly lazy,. like the US President Calvin Coolidge, who 'slept for
about 13 hours a day.

SECTION B: Build a complete sentence with the given words. -


Example: What/ you/ go/ do/ tomorrow!?
Answer: What are you going to.do tomorrow?

41. During/ time/ his mother be/ work/ I/ be responsible/ three-year-old boy.

42. Despite/ difficulties/ I enjoy visit/ museum/ eat/ excellent restaurants there.

43. Our new house/ be nearer/ yours/ our/ old one/ so we hope/ see you more often.

44. I decide/ stOptand/ lunch for I was/ feel/ hungry.

- 45. Which/ more/ difficult to bear/ heat of Summer/ cold of winter?

46. Since/ highways/ crowded/ I take/ train/ school.

47. The contract/ not sign/ yet/ I must stay until now.
th
48. I/ write/ cancel our meeting/ tennis club/ Wednesday I3 .

49. How long/ you/ be/ United States?

50. You/ going/ school tomorrow/ you?

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence, using the word given.
Example: You must do exactly what the manager tells you.
carry

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You must instructions exactly.
Answer: CARRY OUT THE MANAGER'S

51.1 couldn't run any faster.


incapable
any faster.
52.1 haven't been to a concert for months.
last
It is to a concert.
53. "Can I change my ticket?" I asked the assistant.
change
I asked the assistant my ticket.
54. Joe organized the party and also paid for it.
well
Joe paid for the party it.
55. There was no meat left in the supermarket when I got there.
run
The supermarket meat when I got there.
SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 120-180 words on the following statement:
It is always better to work as part of a team than to work on your own

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)


SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing information -
A big battle was going on (1) the First World War. Guns were (2) . .., and ,shells and bullets
were (3) .about everywhere. After an hour of this, one of the soldiers (4) .that the
fighting was getting too (5) . . .for him, so he left the front line and began to go away from the
battle. After he had walked for an hour, he saw an officer coming (6) ....... ...... him. The officer
stopped him and said, "Where are you going?" "I'm to get as far away as possible from the
battle that's going on behind us, sir," the soldier answered.
"Do you know who I am?" the officer said to him angrily. "I'm your (8). .officer."
The soldier was very (9) .......................when he heard this and said, "My God, I didn't (10) :that I
was so far back already!"
SECTION B: Listen and answer these questions
t. Who is Jerry Ward? What is he doing?

2. What is he well-known for?

3. What does he have to make up for his late start?

4. What does he say about rock?

5. When will the election be held?

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SECTION A: In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. Cross the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or
phrase you choose.
1. We decided- to spend the summer with our who live in the countryside.
A. neighbours B. relatives C. familiars D. companies
2. Don't you think you need to before the recordin g?

A. make up B. paint up C. do up D. cover up


3. We would very much a reply by the end of the week.
A. expect B. require C. value D. appreciate
4. Will you .....me how to use this camera?
A. give B. learn C. show D. point out
5. The opposite of "amateur" in "he's an amateur guitarist" is
A. permanent B. professional C. immediate D. famous
6. I want her ....a special effort today.
A. make B. to make C. to do D. to try
7. I will have your car .by the end of the day.
A. repair B. repaired C. to repair D. repairing
8. As the order to abandon the ship was given, hundreds of people into the icy water.
A. plunged B. emerged C. drowned D. submerged
9. When the company had to close because of economic difficulties, many people
became
A. redundant B. deliberate C. unsatisfactory D . homeless-,
10.Your task is mine, but I have to be there all day.
A similar to B same like C. like to D. alike
11.1 didn't write it. This is not my .....on the cheque.
A. mark B. letter C. signature D. firm
12. For years she had of meeting her long-lost sister.
A. hoped B. wished C. longed D. dreamed
13. being a scientist, he also wrote fiction.
A. Owing to B. Besides C. According to D. Whereas
14.They haven't discovered any new planets
A. recently B. previously C. last year D. shortly
15.Not. oncedid I see him a finger to help in the home.
A. shift B. move C. lift D. click
16.1 a large pet unless I had had time to exercise it properly.
A. would never have kept C. would never keep
B. never have kept D. wouldthave kept
17. Seal can .because they have a thick layer of blubber under their fur.
A. keep them warm C. they keep warm
B. keep themselves warm D. keep their warm
18. Medical evidence suggests that most people .better health if they .....less refined sugar.
A. enjoy/eat B. would enjoy/ eat C. would enjoy/ ate D. enjoyed/ ate
19. in the world export diamonds
A. Only little nations C. Only a little nations
B. Only few nations D. Only a few nations
20. Neptune is an extremely cold planet, and......
A. so does Uranus C. so is Uranus
B. so has Uranus D. so Uranus

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SECTION B:
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C, or D) that best completes each of the unfinished
statements.
Today's cars are smaller, safer, cleaner, and more economical than their predecessors, but the
car of the future will be far more pollution-free than those on the road today. Several new types of
automobile engines have already been developed that run on alternative sources of power, such as
electricity, compressed natural gas, methanol, steam, hydrogen, and propane. Electricity, however,
is the only zero-emission option presently available.
Although electric vehicles will not be truly practical until a powerful, compact battery or other
epenable source of current is available, transportation experts foresee a new assortment of electric
vehicles entering everyday life: Shorter-range commuter electric cars, three-wheeled neighborhood
cars, electric delivery vans, bikes, and trolleys.
As automakers work to develop practical electrical vehicles, urban planners and utility
engineers are focusing on infrastructure systems to support and make the best use of the new cars.
Public charging facilities will need to be as common as today's gas stations. Public parking spots
on the street or in commercial lots will need to be equipped with devices that allow drivers to
charge their batteries while they shop, dine, or attend a concert. To encourage the use of electric
vehicles, the most convenient parking in transportation centers might be reserved for electric cars.
Planners foresee electric shuttle buses trains, buses and neighbor-hood vehicles all meeting at
transit centers that would have facilities for charging and renting. Commuters will be able to rent a
variety of electric cars to suit their needs: Light trucks, one-person three-sheelers, small cars, or
electric/gasoline hybrid cars for longer trips, which will n6oubt take place on automated
freeways capable of handling five times the number of vehicles that can be carried by a freeway
today.

21. The following electrical vehicles are all mentioned in passage EXCEPT....
A. vans - B. trains C. planes D. trolleys
22. The author's purpose in the passage is to
A. criticize conventional vehicles.
B. support the invention of electric cars.
C. narrate a story about alternative energy vehicles.
D. describe the possibilities for transportation in the future.
23. In the second paragraph the author implies that
A. a dependable source of electric energy will eventually be developed.
B. everyday life will stay much the same in the future.
C. a single electric vehicle will eventually replace several modes of transportation.
D. electric vehicles are not practical for the future.
24. According to the passage, public parking lots of the future will be....
A. more convenient than they are today.
B. equipped with charging devices.
C. much large than they are today.
D. as common as today's gas stations.
25. The work "charging" in the passage refers to
A. electricity B. credit cards C. aggression D. lightening

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL

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Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space. "
When I was sixteen 1(26) school and went to Work in a butcher's shop. The manager Was
a young man, only a few years older (27)......... ....... .me, and he was very ambitious. Also; he was a bit
dishonest. When customers asked (28).......... the best steak, he would sell them poor-quality beef. He
used to do this to young housewives, who if the meat (29).............tough, blamed themselves for not
cooking it properly. Sometimes, he did not give the (30).........change and the cuStomers did not notice.
One day, jUst before Christmas, we decided to close early because we (31).. ....... ....sold all our
meat, except for one small turkey. As I was (32).. to lock the door, a woman rushed in and said
that she really had (33). have a ten-pound turkey. The manager tried to sell the small one we had
left. "It's too small," she said. The manager said he (34). ..... .....get another one and went to the back of
the shop with the turkey. I knew we did not have (35) .more, so I followed him to s'ee (36) .he
was going to do. He pulled and stretched the turkey to (37)....... ..... .it look bigger and then went back
(38) said, "Here (39). are, Madam. Here is a bigger one."
"Yes," she said, "but not (40) bigger. I'll take both of them."

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUMPING


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. Mr. Nam/ not interested/ buy/ new/ car.

42. because/ heavy rain/ students/ late/ class.

43. you! know/ Mary/ engaged/ friend/ mine?

44. it/ not easy/ startflook/ job/ his age.

45. he/ bored/ doing/ same thing/ after day.

46. they/ not/ happy/ during/ last/ years.

47. teacher/ allow/ me/ take/ seat/ window.

48. child/ scream/ dentist/ pull out/ tooth.

49. brother/ spend/ spare time/ read books/ watch television.

50. manager/ go/ party/ although/ very busy.

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence, using the word given.

Example: You must do exactly what the manager tells you.


carry
You must instructions exactly.
Answer: CARRY OUT THE MANAGER'S
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51.Anne said that I had caused the problem.


accused
Anne the problem.
52.My interest in politics isn't as great as yours.
interested
I'm not are in politics.
53. James works late at the office fairly often.
usual
It is work late at the office.
54. We didn't see each other again for three years.
before
It was each other again.
55.1 couldn't decide which course I wanted to do.
mind
I couldn't which course I wanted to do.

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 120-180 words on the following statement:
Advantages and disadvantages of shopping online.

- -PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)


SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing words.
Last month, the Wilsons went to Green Trees Park. Jim and Sally sat (1) the trees and talked
and read. The children played ball. Sally (2) to take a picture of the children. She took out her
camera and walked (3) to them She focused her camera Then, she heard a (4)
Sally looked up. A man was (5) .a woman's purse. He was running in her direction.
Sally thought (6) .........................She took three pictures of the man. When the police came, she gave them
the (7) .
The next day, one of Sally's photographs was in the newspaper. Under the picture was the story of the
(8) In a few hours, the police knew the man's name and address. They went to his house and
(9) ............him. The man is now serving three months in (10)
SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer these questions.
1. How many luxury-style bedroom does the hotel have?

2. What facilities does a luxury-style bedroom have?

3. What kind of breakfast is offered at the hotel?

4. How far is the hotel from the beach?

5. How can you get a brochure?

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SECTION A
In this section yoit must choose the i:ord or phrase which best completes each sentence. Cross the
letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose.
1. I can't .....this noise any longer.
A. imitate B. tolerate C. molest D. muzzle.
2. Time was running out, so the committee had to make a decision.
A. brief - B. snap C. sharp D. curt
3. Do you feel
A. like walking B. to walk C. to walking D. about walking
4. Stephen is the tallest
A. among three boys B. in three boys
C. for the three D. of the three boys
5. Mary is. so __that she will believe anything you tell her.
A. skeptical B. trustworthy C. imaginative D. credulous
6. I'm not sure what his in the play is, but I think he'll act the part of the hero.
A. rite . B. performance C. panorama D. role
7. This portrait is thought - painted by Leornardo da Vinci.
A. to. be B. to have been C. being D. was
8. He was not a scientist, an artist.
A. also he was no B. nor was he C. he was not either D. either was he
9. The waitress put a dish in front of him, hoping it was what he
A. ordered B. did order C. had ordered D. was ordering
10. It was so cold that his fingers became V
A. stale .V B. numb V C. glossy D. strong
11. He said he orders.
A. used to B. didn't use to taking
C. was not used to take D. was not used to taking
12.How many letters this week?
A. do you write B. have you written
C. did you write D. are you written.
13. The teacher always advis.es hard.
A. to work VV
V B. works C. Working D. worked
14.He devotes most of his time photography.
A. for studying B. to studying C. to the study of D. to study
15. Good engineers are great demand now.
A. of B. in C. for D. to
16. We received her letter after she .to a new house.
A. had moved B. has.moved C. was moving D. would move
17. this dictionary I have no Japanese books.
A. Beside B. In addition C. Apart from D. Moreover
18. The bacteria shoVin in your textbook have been greatly
A. magnified B. service C. made D. done
19.I have time to tell you only the .of our farm. I'll tell you the details later.
A. facet B. enigma C. gist D. jot
20. Come and sit ....me.
A. next B. nearly C. nearby D. by
SECTION B
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C, or D) that best completes each of the unfinished
statements or answers the questions about the passage.
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Noah Webster's goal in life was to promote the adoption of an American language. He wanted to
free Americans from British English as they had freed themselves from the British crown. To this
end he published a series of three textbooks: a speller in 1783, a grammar in 1784, and a reader in
1785.
Webster objected to the way certain words had been borrowed from other languages but had not
been respelled. The results, he claimed, was a confusing mixture of letters, many of which were not
pronounced the way they looked, and others of which were not pronounced at all.
Webster urged Americans to simplify their spelling. For example, he argued that "head" should be
spelled/ hed/ and "bread!' should be spelled /bred/. Most of Webster's suggestions did not catch on,
but his textbooks sold millions of copies.
21. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
A. The three books of Noah Webster.
B. Noah Webster and the adoption of an American language.
C. Simplication of spelling
D. Noah Webster and the British Crown.
22. According to Webster, Americans should
A. avoid reading his three books C. simplify their spelling
B. be ruled from England D. not borrow words from other languages
23. In the last paragraph, the phrase "did not catch on" means
A. were not appreciated C. did not please any one
B. did not become popular D. were not intelligent
24. Webster complained that the words borrowed from other languages had not been
A. freely adopted by the American people C. respelled
B. made more confusing D. pronounced correctly
25. Webster's books were very innovative, especially when we consider that they were written in
the
A. late eighteenth century C. mid-seventeenth century
B. early eighteenth century D. late seventeenth century

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL


Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space.
Science has told us so much (26) the moon that it is fairly easy (27) imagine what it
would be like to go there. It is certainly not a friendly place. As there is no air or (28) , there
can be no (29) of any kind. There is no variety of scenery either. For mile after mile there
are only flat plains of dust with mountains around them. Above, the sun and stars (30) in a
black (31) If you step out (32) the mountain shadows, it will mean (33)
from severe cold into great heat. These extreme (34) continually break rocks away.
from the surface (35) the mountains. The moon is also a very silent (36) , for sound
(37) .can only travel (38) air. But beyond the broken horizon, you see a friendly
sight. Our earth is shining more brightly (39) the stars. From this distance, it looks (40)
an immense ball, coloured blue and green and brown.

SECTION B: GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING


Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: What/ youl go/ do/ tomorrow!?
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Answcr: What are you going to do tomorrow?

41. so/ frightened/ he/ be/ not speak/ long time.

42. man/ come/see/ me/ last night/ be/ policeman.'

43. it/ about/ time/ you/ have/ hair/ cut.

44. by/ next/ September/ she/ learn/ piano/ 3 years.

45. according/ radio/ rain/ this/ evening.

46. pupils/ look/ forward/ summer vacation.

47. they/ want/ term/ end/ holiday/ begin.

48. can/ Ti count/ help?

49. he/ not bear/ disturb.

50. parents/ choose/ him/ good/ healthy/ girl/ wife.

SECTION C: TRANSFORMATION
Rewrite the following sentences without changing their original meaning. Begin with the given
words.
Example:I expect that he will get there by lunch time.
Answer: I expect him to get there by lunch time.

51. Although we live in the same street, we hardly ever see each other.
- Despite
52. They succeeded in obtaining political rights because of their hard struggle.
Because .
53:'He wrote the letter for two hours.
It took
54. If the management and unions don't become more flexible, there will be more strikes.
Unless
55. She didn't go until he pleaded with her.
Not until

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 150 words on this topic:
"There is no place like home"

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)

SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing words.

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A lot of boys and girls in Western (3) are wearing the same kinds of clothes, and many
of them have long (2) , so it is often (3) .to tell whether they are boys or girls.
One day, an old (4) . . went for a walk in a (5) ..in Washington, and when he was
(6) he sat down on a bench A young person was standing on the other (7) of the
pond.
"My goodness!" the old man said to the (8) . ......... .....who was sitting next to him on the bench. "Do
you see that person with the loose pants and long hair? Is it a boy or girl?"
"A girl," said his (9) "She's my daughter."
"Oh!" the old gentleman said quickly. "Please (10) me, I didn't know that you were
her mother."
"I'm not," said the other person, "I'm her father."

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions.

1.How did the young boy lose his ball?

2. Why did he run away?

3. And why did he come back?

4. Why did the lady let him take his ball away?

5. Who did the lady think the man was who came to fix the window?

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PAPER I: READING COMPREHENSION

SECTION A: In this sectio . n you must choos. e the word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. For each question, I to 20, cross the letter-A, B, C, or D against the number of the
question.
1. A child can easily.
A. remembered B. remember C. remembers D. to remember
2. There are two temples and of them are very old.
A. one B. all - C. both D. each
3. When our friends have had fortune, we try to show
A. love B. sympathy C. embarrassment D. pity
4. We are grateful our friends, who have done everything for us in the making of the
film.
A. for B. to C. with D. none is correct
5. When everyone has a drink, they all lift their glasses and say
A. cheese B. splendid C. cheers' D. damn
6. I haven't had .a very week. I seem to have done nothing at all!
A. productive B. extensive C. enthusiastic D. economic
7. It wasn't she left college that she realized how much she had enjoyed her time there.
A. by the time B. until C. when D. while
8. They saw an island which was not on the map, and went to
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A. detect B. discover C. uncover D. investigate
. 9. The ship could have ..... away, and all of them could have died of hunger and thirst.
'A. drifted B. dragged C. pilled D. sunk
10.The road Transport Industry is becoming increasingly about the number of lorry
hijackings.
A. considerate B. afraid C. interested D. concerned
11.The picture is ; the thief will be most disappointed when he tries to sell it.
A. priceless B. invalid C. unprofitable D. worthless
12.I'm feeling really I'm going to bed.
A. tiring B. sleeping C. sleepy D. asleep
13.1 can't. what he's doing. It's so dark down there.
A. see through B. make out C. look into D. show up
14.Do you know the time the train to Birmingham?
A. reaches B. gets C. arrives D. comes
15.Having looked the place ; the gang went away to make their plans. -
A. through B. over C-. down D. out
16.When we came back from holiday, our suitcases were by the customs officers.
A. guarded B. tested C. corrected D. examined
17.The child was so noisy that his mother told him not to be such a .
A. nuisance B. trouble C. bother D. worry
18.Could you be more specific about what is in this particular job?
A. enclosed _ B. concentrated C. presented . . D. involved
19.They haven't beaten me yet. I still have one or two up my sleeve.
A. traps B. tricks C. jokes D. defenses
20. The brothers are so alike that I can't .one from the other.
A. say B. notice C. mark D. tell

SECTION B: Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C', or D) that best completes each of the
unfinished statements or answers the questions about the passage.
Uri Geller was born in 1946. When he was only three years old, he was aware that he had an
amazing ability. In 1969 he gave his first public performance in a school. He gently rubbed a spoon
with his fingers, and it began to bend. Three years later he drove a car blindfolded through the
crowded streets of Munich.
In one experiment in the United States, scientists asked Geller to draw objects which were like
those in an envelope. The envelope was closed and no one could see inside it. Geller drew several
round shapes but he could not say what they were. However, the result of the experiment was
amazing. After opening the envelope, he saw a picture of a bunch of grapes. There was exactly the
same number of grapes in the picture as in his drawing.
Later Uri Geller appeared on television in Britain in front of a small studio audience of scientists.
He bent spoons and broke metal objects simply by touching them gently with his fingers. He also
drew pictures of hidden objects. After the programme, however, there were hundreds of telephone
calls. People reported that spoons in their homes bent during the programme. Metal objects broke,
and watches which had stopped many years ago suddenly started to go again.
21.Geller drove a car in Munich's in 1972.
A. quiet streets B. busy streets C. controlled streets D. spiral streets
22. After finishing his drawing, Geller
A. opened the envelope. B. felt happy C. was tired D. knew that he was successful
23. A lot of people telephoned him because as a result of the programme.
A. strange things happened in their own houses
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B. nothing happened in their own houses
C. Geller's pictures were extremely well-drawn
D. there were many round shapes in their own houses
24. When was he aware that he had an amazing ability?
A. In 1946 B. In 1953 C. In 1949 D. In 1969
25. How were his eyes when he drove a car through the crowded street of Munich?
A. blind B. covered C. hurt D. far-sighted

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL


Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space.
"At the time the murder (26) committed, I (27) travelling on the 8 o'clock train (28)
London", said the man.
"Do you always catch (29) .an early train?" asked the inspector.
"Of course I (30) ", answered the man. "I must (31) . . ... ....at work at 10 o'clock. My
employer will confirm that I was there (32) time."
"Would a later train get you to work on time?" asked the inspector.
"I suppose it (33) but I never catch a later train."
"At what time did you arrive (34) .the station?"
"At ten to eight. I bought a paper and (35) for the train."
"And you didn't notice anything unusual?"
7)
"Of course (36)
"I suggest," said the inspector, "that you ate not (37) the truth. I suggest that you did not
catch the 8 o'clock train, (38) that you caught the 8.25 (39) would still get you
to work on time. You see, in the morning of the murders, the 8 o'clock train did not run at all. It
(40) down at Ferngreen station and was taken off the line."

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUILDING


Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: I/ wonder/ why you/ not/ reply last letter.
Answer: I was wondering why you had not replied to my last letter.
41. My friend/ advise/ me/ not/ go/ train/ time.

- 42. cant manage/ write/ report/ yourself?

43. their wedding/ yesterday.

44. I/ have bought/ necklace/ my friend/ birthday.

45. show/ something/ modern?

46. waiting/ last/ singer.

47. I/ shopping/ prepare/ dinner.

48. it/ age/ 14/ Jack London/ leave/ become/ school/ sailor.
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49. I/ complain/ manager/ restaurant/ food.

50. police/ say/ no/ connection/ two murders.

'SECTION C
Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence
printed before it.
Example: I expect that he will get there by lunch time..
_ Answer: I expect him to get there by lunch time.

51. I asked my roommate to wake me up early the following morning. 1)


I said to my roommate, "Please
52. The mechanic is going to repair the car for me.
I am going
53. Although his leg was broken, he managed to get out of the car.
In spite of
54: Unless you water those flower regularly, they will wither.
If you
55. The cake was so hard that I could not eat it.
It was.

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write, an essay about 120-180 words on this topic:
The difficulties in learning English and how to overcome them.

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)

SECTION A: Listen to the passage and fill in the missing words.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott (1) to a small town, and they (2) arrangements at the (3)
- bank to open an (4) in both their names But Mr Scott was a (5) and
always worked during the time that the bank was open, so his wife was the one who usually went there
when they needed money.
Then one day Mr. Scott had a (6) ............. ...... so he went to the bank, but the bank (7)
.didn't know him, and wasn't (8) to give him any money until she was sure that he was
really Mr. Scott. She said politely, "I know Mrs. Scott, but I don't know you yet. Could you please show
me something to (9) .................that you are Mr. Scott?"
Mr. Scott looked in his wallet and found some photographs of his wife. He showed them to the
teller, and she was (10) .and gave him his money.

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions.

1. What kind of boy was Johnny?

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2. What did Mrs. Perkins hope?

3. What did Johnny's teacher tell his mother?

4. What did his mother think then?

5. What did she say to Johnny?

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PAPER I: READING COMPREHENSION
SECTION A:
In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Cross the
letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or phrase you choose.
1. She is always complaining about her children from school.
A. - to meet B. meeting C. collecting D. education
2. I wish you to me before you went and bought that car.
A. spoke B. have spoken C. had spoken D. would have spoken
3. They were walking slowly the Director's room.
A. pass B. passed C. passing D. past
4. He senfa copy of his will to his bank safe keeping.
A. for B. at, C. in D. to
5. - She takes great pride her works
A. at - B. in C. for D. with
6. I see my cousin in town but not very often.
A. occasionally B. scarcely C. rarely D. seldom
7. Please find a copy of the letter I received from the college.
A. included B. contained C. enclosed D. covered
8. A tricycle has
A. three wheels B. two wheels C. four wheels D. one wheel
9. Perhaps they will future champions.
A. begin as B. grow into C. get into D. happen to be
10.The passengers were all right, but the car was badly
A. injured B. damaged C. wounded D. destroyed
11. do you go home? Once a mon th.
A. When B. How long C. How often D. How
12. terrible weather!
A. What B. What a C. How D. How a
13.I want to keep
A. the room tidy B. the room tidily C. the tidy room D. the tidily room
14.1 did my homework
A. with hurry B. in a hurry C. in hurry D. hurryingly
15.They serve in a Chinese restaurant.
A. frying rice B. fry rice C. fried rice D. fries rice
16.A soldier has to learn to carry orders as soon as they are given.
A. out B. on C. to D. by

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17.She never says a word. She's as .as a mouse.
A. noiseless B. small C. slight D. quiet
18.It is a very long . .from Tokyo to London.
A. tour B. track . C. travel D. flight
19.Dave and I have to meet at the bus station at 9-o'clock.
A. confirmed B. combined C. arranged D. appointed
20 He very quickly after his illness.
A. discovered B. reCovered C. uncovered D. covered

SECTION B
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C or D) that best completes each of the unfinished
statements or answers the questions about. the passage. -

Petroleum products, such as gasoline, kerosene, home heating oil, residual fuel oil, and lubrication
oils, come from one source-crude oil found below the earth's surface, as well as under large bodies
of water, from a few hundred feet below the surface to as deep as 25,000 feet into the earth's
interior. Sometimes crude oil is, secured by drilling a hole' through the- earth, but more dry holes are
drilled than those producing oil. Pressure at the source or pumping forces crude oil to the surface.
Crude oil wells flow at varying rates, from ten to thousands of barrels per hour. Petroleum products
are always measured in 42-gallon barrels.
Petroleum products vary greatly in physical appearance: thin, thick, transparent or opaque, but
regardless, their chemical composition is made . up_ of only two elements: carbon and hydrogen,
which form compounds called hydrocarbons. Other chemical elements found in union with the
hydrocarbons arefew and ,are classified as impurities. Trace elements are also found, but these are
of such minute quantities that they are disregarded. The combination of carbon and hydrogen
forms many thousands of compounds which are possible because of the various positions and
joining of these two atoms in the hydrocarbon molecule.
The Various petroleum products are refined from' the crude oil by heating and condensing the
vapors. These products are the so-called light 'oils, .such as gasoline, kerosene, and distillate oil.
The residue remaining after the light oils are distilled is known as heavy or residual fuel oil and i.s
used mostlyi for, burning under boilers. Additional complicated refining processes rearrange the
chemical structure of the hydrocarbons to produce other products, some of which .are used to
upgrade and increase the octane rating of various types of gasoline.
21. Which of the following is not true?
A. Crude oil is found below land and water.
B. Crude oil is always fOund a few hundred feet below the surface.
C. Pumping. and pressure force crude oil to the surface.
D. A variety- of petroleum products is obtained from crude oil.
22. Many thousands of hydrocarbon compounds are possible because
A. the petroleum prOducts vary greatly in physical appearance.
B. complicated refining processes rearrange the chemical structure.
C. the two atoms in the molecule assume many positions.
D. the pressure needed to force it to the surface causes molecular transformation.

23. Which of the following is true?


A. The various petroleum products are produced by filtration.
B. Heating and condensation produce the various products.
C. Chemical separation is used to produce the various products.
D. Mechanical means such as the centrifuge are used to produce the various products.
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. 24. How is the crude oil brought to the surface?
A. By expansion of the hydrocarbons.
B. By pressure and pumping.
C. By vacuum created in the drilling pipe.
D. By expansion and contraction of the earth's surface.
25. Which of the following is not listed as light oil?
A. distillate oil B. gasoline C. lubricating oil D. kerosene

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: Fill .each of the numbered blanks in the following pas:svage by using ONLY ONE
word in each space.

After (26) .an article entitled "Cigarette Smoking and Your Health" I lit a cigarette to
(27) my nerves. I smoked (28) concentration and pleasure as I was sure that this
would (29) .my last cigarette. For a whole week, I did not smoke at all and during this
time, my wife suffered terribly. I had all the usual symptoms (30) someone giving up
smoking: a bad temper and an enormous appetite. My friends kept (31) offering me
cigarettes and cigars. They (32) no effort to hide their amusement whenever I produced
a packet (33) sweets (34) my pocket. After seven days of this I went to a party.
Everybody around me (35) smoking and I felt extremely uncomfortable. When my old
friend Brian urged me to accept a cigarette, it was more (36) I could bear. I took one
guiltily, lit it and smoked (37) satisfaction. My wife (38) delighted that things
had returned to normal once more. Anyway, as Brian pointed out, it is the easiest thing in the world
to give up (39) He himself has done it lots of (40)
.. . .

SECTION B: SENTENCE BUILDING


Build a complete sentence with the given words.
Example: What/ you/ go/ dot tomorro wi?
Answer: What are you going to do tomorrow?
41. everybody/ like/ Mrs. Hope/ in spite of/ odd habits.

42. the more/ money/ Tom/ make/ the more/ wife/ spend.

43. you/ not tell/ new job/ get/ recently.

44. I/ going to/ new friends/ met/ hostel.

45. concert hall/ so crowded/ saw/ heard/ nothing.

46. Elvis/ died/ 42/ it/ sudden/ death.

47. Robbic/ used/ singer.

48. it/ wrong/ you/ not/ help him/ studies.

49. it/ stupid/ him/ give/ up/ job/ need/ money.

50. man/ injure/ accident/ take/ hospital.


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SECTION C: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same
as the sentence given before it. -
Example: I expect that he will get there by lunch time.
Answer: I expect him-to get there by lunch time.

51. I want to see the manager, not his assistant.


It is
52. My brother is not tall. I am not tall, either.
Neither
53. Without a passport, she couldn't have left the country.
If
54. His bank manager turned down his request for a loan.
His request
55. "Why don't you close the door, John?" said Mrs. Clark.
Mrs. Clark asked

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write an essay about 120-180 words on this topic:
Which do you think is more valuable health or wealth? Give your reasons.

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION

SECTION A: Listen and fill in the missing words.

Mr. and Mrs-. Wilson and their (1) were going to begin their (2) one day,
and they had to be at the (3) at eleven-forty A.M. "It'll take us half in hour to
get there in the taxi," Mr. Wilson said, "so we all have to be ready by eleven o'clock. Nobody
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At ten minutes to eleven they were still all running around doing things, (5) Mrs.
Wilson, who was sitting (6) on a chair in the garden (7) .the sun.
Her husband and children were very (8) that she wasn't in a hurry .too, until the taxi
an-ived and Mrs. Wilson said to them, "Well, I knew that this was going to happen, so before I
went to bed last night, I moved all our (9) and (10) ahead twenty
minutes. So now we can go to the airport quietly without worrying about being late."

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions


1. What kind of cars are people going to drive in the next few decades?

2. What won't they have to worry about?

3. What is F & C Motors going to do next week?

4. What do people believe news reports will cover in the coming years?

5. How will you probably travel to the moon?

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PAPER I: READING COMPREHENSION (60 minutes)

SECTION A: In this section you must choose the Word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. Cross the letter A, B, C or D -against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or
phrase you choose.

1.Six hundred years have since the first settler came here.
A. passed B. been C. past D. departed.
2. I never wear yellow because it doesn't me.
A. match B. suit C. like D. fit
3. Andrew's children are very because their parents give them everything they ask for.
A. overdone B. harmed C. damaged D. spoilt
4. After waiting so long, she couldn't crying when she heard the good news.
A. continue B. help C. prevent D. want
5. Smoking is forbidden everywhere in that factory.
A. severely B. hardly. C. harshly D. strictly
6. I sometimes take John's coat instead of my own, because the two of them look so
A. original B similar C. comfortable D. the same
7. Can I for the British Airways flight to New York?
A. check up B. check in C. check out - D. check off
8. I know I have seen that man before, but I can't where.
A. assume B. wonder C. recognize D. recall
9. Largely through the work of the World Health Organization, most developed countries have
eradicated malaria or brought it .control.
A. in B. below C. to D. under
10. Nevertheless, malaria afflicts more than 150 million people each year, one million
children in Africa alone.
A. and kill B. kill C. killing D. to kill
11. By the time you receive this letter, I for Japan.
A. will leave. B. have left C. will have left D. would have left
12. Sue hadn't seen her brother for thirty years and they recognized each other instantly.
A. so B. yet C. despite D. also
13. the bad weather, the football match went ahead.
A. In spite of B. Owing to C. However D. Although
14. They promised to write we never heard from them again.
A. except B. but C. although D. because
15 ,after trying three times, he passed the examination.
A. Lastly B. Last of all C. At last D. Last
16. I am not sure, but .I know he has decided to accept the new job in London.
A. according B on the whole C. as long as D. as far as
-17. We went to see the play last night and, .for Tony, we all enjoyed it very much.
A. apart B. aside C. unless D. except
18. I'm sorry, I haven't got change. Why don't you try the bank?
A. any B. lots C. some D. all
19. "When did you come here?" "I here since last Sunday."
A. had been B. was C. have D. have been
20. "How many pages so far?" "-Ten".
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A. do.you study B. did you study C. have you studied D. bad you study

SECTION B: Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C, or D) that best completes each of the --
unfinished statements.
England's highest main-line railway station hangs on to life by a thread: deserted and unmanned
since it was officially closed in 1970. Dent, situated high in the-hills of Yorkshire, wakes up on six
summer weekends each year, when a special charter train unloads walkers, sightseers and people
who simply want to catch a train from the highest station to its platforms.
But even this limited existence may soon be brought to an end. Dent station is situated on the Settel
to Carlisle railway line, said to the most 'scenic in the country. But no amount of scenic beauty can
save the line from the British Rail's cash problems.
This year, for the sake of economy, the express trains which used to pass through Dent station have
been put to another route.
It is now an open secret that British Rail sees no future for this railway line. Most of its trains
disappeared some time ago. Bridge, built on a grand scale a century ago, is falling down. It is not
alone. Half a dozen railway routes in the North of England are facing a similar threat. The problem
is a worn out system and an almost total lack of cash to repair it. Bridges and tunnels are showing
their ages, the wooden supports for the trackS are rotting and engines and coaches are getting old.
On major lines between large cities, the problem is not too bad. These lines still make a profit a.nd
cash can be found to maintain them. But on the country branch line, the story is different. As track
wears out, it is not replaced. Instead speed limits are introduced, -making the journey longer than .
necessary and discouraging customers.. .
If a bridge is dangerous, there is often only one thing for British Rail to do: go out and find money
from another source. This is exactly what it did a few months ago when a bridge at Bridling station
was threatening to fall down. Repairs were estimated at .200, 000 pounds just for one bridge and
B4tish,Rait was delighted, and rather surprised when two local councils offered half that amount
- between them.
21. Since 1970 Dent station has been used
A. only for a part of each year. C.only by local people.
B. only in some years. D. only by hill walkers.
22. Of all the railway routes in Britain the one which passes. through Dent
A. is the most historic.
B. passes through the most attractive countryside.
C. is the most expensive number of tourists. -
D. carries the greatest number of. tourists.
23. The most urgent problem for many country railway lines is that of
A. rebuilding bridges., . C. renewing coaches.
B. repairing engines. D. repairing stations.
24. The people most affected by the difficulties facing the British Rail would appear to be
A. businessmen. C. occasional and local travellers.
B. organized groups. D. holiday-makers.
25. In order to improve the financial situation of the country railway lines, British should
A. introduce speed limits. C. increase fares.
B. reduce scale of maintenance. D. appeal to local councils.

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one
word in each space.
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A pilot noticed a balloon (26) seemed to (27) making for a Royal Air Force
Station nearby. He informed the station at (28) , but no one there was (29) - .to
explain the mystery. The officer in the control tower (30) .very angry when he heard the
news, because balloons can be a great danger (31) .aircrafts. He said (32) .someone
might be spying on the station and the pilot. (33) ordered to keep tract (34) the
stranger object. The pilot managed to circle the balloon for some time. He could make out three
men (35) a basket under it and (36) of them was holding field-glasses.
When the balloon was over the station, the pilot saw one of the men (37) photographs.
Soon afterwards, the balloon began to descend (38) it landed near an airfield. The
police were called in, but they could not arrest (39) ...... for the basket contained two Members of
Parliament and the Commanding Officer of the station! As the Commanding Officer explained
later, one half of the station did not know what the (40) half was &dna!

SECTION B: Build a complete sentence with the given words .


Example: What/ you/ go/ do/ tomorrow!?
Answer: What are you going to do tomorrow?

41. another attempt/ climb/ mountain/ make/ next year.

42. one/ our tasks/ electrify/ whole country.

43. guitarist/ beautifully/ music scene. _

44. my mother/ will come to stay/ us/ next week.

45. they/ prepare/ special dinner/ today.

46. end of last year/ he/ read/ four Shakespear's plays.

47. her/ mother/ go shopping/ twice/ week.

48. my father/ impossible/ home/ lunch.

49. he'll/ seventeen/ old/ Saturday.

50. film/ so/ good/ see/ four times.

SECTION C: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same
as the sentence given before it.

Example: I expect that he will get there by lunch time.


Answer: I expect him to get there by lunch time.

51. Prevention is better than cure.


It is
52. I have never heard him shout at his children.
He has
53. Rice Will grow if there is enough rain.
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54. The driver said, "Don't get off the bus while WS moving!"
The driver asked the passengers
55. Robert opened the drawer and took out a knife.
Opening

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
Write a composition about 120-180 words on this topic:

Why is it necessary to learn English? State your reasons.

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)

SECTION A: Listen and fill in the missing words.

Mr. Martin went into his usual (1) shop one morning,. and sat on one of the seats
at the (2) Many other people came in also, but most of them did not (3) Jong.
- After fifteen minutes, a young man and a young woman came in. There were only two (4)
seats at the counter, one on . Mr. Martin's left, and the other on his, right. The
woman sat on one, and the young man on the other, but Mr. Martin (5) offered to
change places with the man so that he and the young woman could be (6)
- "Oh, that isn't (7) the young man said, but Mr. Martin (8) When
the yoUng man and the woman were side by side, the young man said to her, "Well, this kind (9)
wanted us to sit together, so may I (10) myself? My name's Tom.
What's yours?"

SECTION B: Listen to the passage and answer the questions.

1. How long did Joe and Maria live with each other in Detroit after they got married?

2. What happened in 1993?

3. What did they have.to do then?

4. What is a "commuter mar'fiage"?

5. How often do Joe and Maria see each other these days?

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PAPER 1: READING COMPREHENSION (60 minutes)
SECTION A: In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each
sentence. Cross the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each item 1-20 for the word or
phrase you choose.
1. They have moved into a huge
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C. three-storeys house . D. house three storeys
2. He forgot he was supposed to go to.
A. which the room B. Which room
C. which was the room D. what room was
3. Can you a pound? I need some money for the telephone box.
A. exchange B. offer C. change D. spend
4. He said the boat would be leaving the dock 25 minutes.
A. at B. in C. during D. by
5. He married his sweetheart .the war.
A. through B. at C. during D. as
6. The policeman the thief's arm as he tried to run away.
A. urged B. pushed C. grabbed D. fixed
7. The terrorist ..... suicide by blowing himself up.
A. made B. achieved C. did D. committed
8. It was a boring speech that I felt asleep.
A. such B. so C. very D. too
9. Thomas..........for
Bangkok as soon as he about your accident.
A. had left ....was informed C. leaves .has been informed
B. had left ....had been informed D. left was informed
10. We think that we will elect Somsak
A. for our chairman B. be our chairman
C. being our chairman D. our chairman
11. He said that he badly sick since he returned from abroad.
A. has been B. was C. would be D. had been
12. The speaker said .nothing worth listening to.
A. almost B. quite C. completely - D. complete
13. If you had come to the party, you her.
A. would have met B. met C. had met D. would meet
14. The manager had his secretary the report for him.
A. typing B. to type C. typed D. type
15. He in this office for ten years by next Monday.
A. will have been working C. will work
B. would be working D. will be working
16. No sooner the office than the phone rang.
A. had he left B. he was leaving
C. he had left D. was he leaving
17. Neither the director nor his assistant .yet.
A. haven't come B. has come C. have come D. hasn't come
18. It is necessary that you here at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
A. be B. would have been C. would be D. will be being
19. The village we are going to visit is far from here.
A. where B. that C. which D. Both B and C are correct.
20. She wishes she you that bad news yesterday.
A. wouldn't tell B. doesn't tell C. didn't tell D. hadn't told

SECTION B:
Read the text and cross the item (A, B, C, or D) that best answers the questions about the passage.

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The fact that most Americans live in urban arcas does not mean that they reside in the center of
large cities. In fact, more Americans live in the suburbs of large metropolitan areas than in the
cities themselves.
The Bureau of Census regards any area with more than 2,500 people as an urban area, and does not
consider boundaries of cities and suburbs. According to the Bureau, the political boundaries are
less significant than the -social and economic relationships and the, transportation and
communication systems that integrate a local. The term used by the Bureau for an integrated
metropolis is an MSA, which stands for Metropolitan Statistical Area. In general, an MSA is any
area that contains a city and its surrounding suburbs and has a total population of50,000 or more. -
At the present time, the Bureau reports more than 280 MSAs, which together account for 75
percent of the U.S. population. In addition, the Bureau recognizes eighteen megapolises, that. is,
.continuous. adjacent metropolitan areas. One of the most obvious megapolises includes a chain of
hundreds of cities -and suburbs across ten states on the East Coast from Massachusetts to Virginia,
including Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. In the Eastern Corridor, as it is Called, a
population of 45 million inhabitants is concentrated. Another megapoli that is growing rapidly is
the California coast from San Francisco though Los Angeles to San Diego.
.21. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
A. Metropolitan Statistical Areas. C. The Bureau of Census.
B. Type of Population. D. Centers Megapolises.
22. Where do most Americans live?
A. In the center of cities. C. In rural areas.
B. In the suburbs surrounding large cities. D. In. small towns..
23. Which of the following is not considered important in defining an urban area?
A. Political boundaries. C. Social relationships. . 7
B. Transportation networks. D. Economic systems.
-24. According to. the Bureau of Census, what is an MSA?
A: The center of a city with a population of 50,000 people to the boundaries of the
surrounding suburbs.
B. A city and its suburbs with a total population of at least 50,000 people.
C. The surrounding suburbs of a city with a total population of 50,000 people.
D. Any area with a total population of 50,000 people. -
25: Where is a- population of 45 million inhabitants concentrated?
A. Boston B. Eastern Corridor C. New York D. Washington D.0

PAPER 2: USE OF ENGLISH AND WRITING

SECTION A: PASSAGE FOR GAP-FILL


Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each
space.
When a light passenger plane flew off course some time ago, it crashed in the mountains and its
(26) was killed. The only passengers, a young woman and her two baby daughters, (27)
unhurt. It was the middle of winter (28) .lay thick on the ground. The woman
knew that the (29) village was miles away. Then it grew dark, she turned a suitcase (30)
a bed and put the children inside it, covering them with all the clothes she (31)
.find. (32) the night, it got terribly cold. The (33) kept as near as she
could to the children and even tried to get into the case herself, but (34) .was too small.
Early the next (35) , she heard planed passing overhead and (36) how she could

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send a 'signal. Then she had an (37) She stamped out the letters "SOS" in the snow.
Fortunately, a pilot saw the (38) and sent a message by radio to the nearest town.
It was not long (39) a helicopter arrived on the scene to (40) the survivors of the
plane crash.

SECTION B: 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. parents/ used/ drink/ tea/ dinner/ my.

42. Tom/ wish/ a doctor/ like/ father.

43. she/ doctor/ because/ had/ toothache.

44. they/ carried/ into/ house/ guns.

45. left/ light/ on/ all night.

46. arrive/ in a few hours/ Ha noi/ I.

47. in my life/ have/ never been/ HCM city.

48. jacket/ small/ not fit/ me.

49. we/ go/ airport/ meet him/ tomorrow.

50. after/ I/ entered/ house/ it/ to rain.

SECTION.C: SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION


Finish each of the following sentences in such- a way that- it means exactly the same as the sentence
printed before it.

Example: I expect that he will get there by lunch time.


Answer: I expect him to get there by lunch time.

51. She bought a new house although I advised her against it.
Despite

52. He spent all his money. He even borrowed some from me.
Not only
53. Because she behaves well, everybody loves her.
Because of
54. He didn't hurry, so he missed the train.
If
55. I asked my mother to wake me up at 6 o'clock the following morning.
"Please If

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SECTION B: COMPOSITION
Write a composition about 120-180 words on this topic:
"What do you think are the most important things to do in this city?"

PAPER 3: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (30 minutes)

SECTION A: Listen and fill in the missing words

Eddie liked (1) very much when he was at school, but when he went to the
(2) .he decided to study (3) instead of music. When he passed his (4)
.and became a doctor, he had to work in a (5) for some time. There he
(6) that a lot of the patients were happier and caused less (7) if
pleasant music was played to them. When Eddie got an office and began to work for himself, he
decided to keep his patients happy by having a tape (8) in his waiting room play
beautiful music for them.
But soon after the tape recorder had been put in, Eddie's nurse heard a woman, who was
sitting in - the (9) waiting room one morning, complained, 'Here we're all waiting to
see the doctor, and he's just playing the (10) .in .his office instead of doing his
work!"

SECTION 13: Listen to the passage and answer the questions

I. How long have elephants been roaming this earth?

2. What kind of danger are they now facing?

3. Why do local ivory-factory owners want tokill the-se 'animals?

4. How many elephants were believed to exist in 1979?

5. What do people use their tusks for?

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