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PRACTICE TEST

Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part different from
the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
1. A. hope B. stop C. slope D. cope
2. A. dates B. coughs C. rides D. looks
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the
preposition of primary stress in each of the following questions.
3. A. tunnel B. nightmare C. retain D. thesis
4. A. scenery B. musician C. endangered D. location
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each
of the following questions.
5. Neither of the men arresting as terrorists would reveal information about his group.
6. The number of students who knew the answer on the last question was very low.
7. Despite of the pills which are available, many people still have trouble sleeping.
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
questions.
8. Psychologists have found that the number of social contacts we have______ only reason for loneliness
A. are not the B. is not the C. are not an D. is not an
9. ________ pack can have as big an impact on your holiday as your destination.
A. How do you B. How you C. However you D. How did you
10. The polar bears________ depends on its ability to catch fish.
A. survive B. survival C. surviving D. survivor
11. You may find doing this job very________. Try it!
A. relaxed B. relaxing C. relax D. relaxation
12. After visiting several areas, he realized that_____ hunger was not only problem in that country.
A. the - the B. the - a C. x - the D. x-x
13. I would advise you_______ this young man despite his charming manner.
A. to trust B. not trust C. not to trust D. dont trust
14. ________________ had they left_________ their parents came.
A. No sooner - when B. No sooner - than C. Hardly - when D. b and c are correct
15. Dinosaurs are thought to_________ millions of years ago.
A. die out B. have died out C. having died out D. dying out
16. Dont________ to conclusions, we dont yet know all the relevant facts.
A. hurry B. rush C. run D. jump
17. Dont make up your mind at once;_______ it over with your lawyer first.
A. discuss B. debate C. argue D. talk
18. He spent the entire night thinking and in the end a brilliant idea.
A. came up to B. catch up with C. came up with D. come over
19. Having that accident has brought_______ a complete change in his attitude to other people.
A. in B. about C. up D. out
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of
the following exchanges.
20. Is it very hot in summer here? - _______________
A. Yes, we have high rainfall. B. Well, its too late for the weather forecast.
C. Im sorry. I missed the weather forecast. D. Well, it depends on rainfall.
21. Can I leave early, please? - _______________
A. Yes, of course B. No, certainly C. Yes, lets D. Thats a good idea
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
22. It is imperative that they arrive on time for the lecture.
A. necessary B. suggested C. hoped D. intended
23. The government has passed laws to protect wildlife from commercial trade.
A. enabled B. enforced C. enacted D. ensured
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
24. I cant stand people who treat animals cruelly.
A. cleverly B. reasonably C. gently D. brutally
25. Name of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity.
A. reveal B. conserve C. cover D. presume
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of
the following questions.
26. If I didnt have a car, Id have to walk five blocks to work every day.
A. My car needs some work on it. B. I drive to work in my car every day.
C. After work every day, I walk five blocks. D. I have to walk five blocks to get to work.
27. It was such a big meal that we couldnt finish it.
A. The meal was too very big for us to finish. B. The meal was too big for us to finish it.
C. The meal was too big for us to finish. D. The meal was such big that we couldnt finish it.
28. Im sure it wasnt Mr Pike you saw because he is in London.
A. It couldnt be Mr Pike you saw because he is in London.
B. It cant have been Mr Pike you saw because he is in London.
C. It mustnt have been Mr Pike you saw because he is in London.
D. It mightnt be Mr Pike you saw because he is in London.
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of
sentences in the following questions.
29. Arsenal played well. They didnt win the match.
A. Arsenal played very well and won the match.
B. Arsenal didnt win the match although they played well.
C. Arsenal didnt play well so they didnt win the match.
D. If Arsenal had played well, they could have won the match.
30. He grew older. He became more and more forgetful
A. The older he grew, the more forgetful he became.
B. He grew older and more and more forgetful.
C. He became more forgetful and older.
D. He grew older when he became more forgetful.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word
or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.
In Part Three of the Speaking Section you work together with a partner. You have to do a single task which
usually lasts about 3 minutes. One possible task is problem solving, which means you have to look at some visual
information and then (31)_______ the problem with your partner. You may be shown photos, drawings, diagrams,
maps, plans, advertisements or computer graphics and it is (32)_______ that you study them carefully. If necessary,
check you know exactly what to do by politely asking the examiner to (33)_________ the instruction or make them
clearer.
While you are doing the task, the examiner will probably say very (34)_______and you should ask your partner
questions and make suggestions if he or she is not saying much. If either of you have any real difficulties, the
examiner may decide to step in and help. Normally, however, you will find plenty to say, which helps the assessor to
give you a fair mark. This mark depends on your success in doing the task by (35)______ with your partner, which
includes taking turns in giving opinions and replying appropriately, although in the end it may be possible to agree to
disagree.
31. A. argue B. discuss C. talk D. have
32. A. essential B. needed C. helpful D. successful
33. A. insist B. copy C. tell D. repeat
34. A. little B. much C. few D. many
35. A. competing B. struggling C. opposing D. co-operating
Read the following passage and mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer to each of the questions.
Water scarcity is fast becoming one of the major limiting factors in world crop production. In many areas, poor
agricultural practices have led to increasing desertification and the loss of formerly arable lands. Consequently, those
plant species that are well adapted to survival in dry climates are being looked at for an answer in developing more
efficient crops to grow on marginally arable lands.
Plants use several mechanisms to ensure their survival in desert environments. Some involve purely mechanical
and physical adaptations, such as the shape of the plant's surface, smaller leaf size, and extensive root systems.
Some of the adaptations are related to chemical mechanisms. Many plants, such as cacti, have internal gums and
mucilage which give them water-retaining properties.
Another chemical mechanism is that of the epicuticular wax layer. This wax layer acts as an impervious cover to
protect the plant. It prevents excessive loss of internal moisture. It also protects the plant from external aggression,
which can come from inorganic agents such as gases, or organic agents which include bacteria and plant pests.
Researchers have proposed that synthetic waxes with similar protective abilities could be prepared based on
knowledge of desert plants. If successfully developed, such a compound could be used to greatly increase a plant's
ability to maintain health in such adverse situations as inadequate water supply, limited fertilizer availability, attack by
pests, and poor storage after harvesting.
Question 36: This passage deals mainly with _____.
A. decreasing water supply B. desertification
C. factors limiting crop production D. developing efficient plants
Question 37: The word arable in the 1st paragraph is closest in meaning to _____.
A. parched B. barren C. fertile D. marsh
Question 38: Which is one of the ways in which the epicuticular wax protects the plant?
A. It helps the plant to attack aggressors. B. It guards against bacteria.
C. It releases gases against plant pests. D. It helps the plant to avoid excessive moisture intake
Question 39: The word It in the 2nd paragraph refers to _____.
A. the epicuticular wax layer B. the loss of internal moisture
C. an impervious plant like cover D. another chemical mechanism
Question 40: The word aggression in the 2nd paragraph is closest in meaning to _____.
A. surroundings B. conditions C. attack D. agitation
Question 41: It can be inferred that synthetic stimulate waxes _____.
A. have been determined to be impervious to organic and inorganic agents
B. have not succeeded
C. have not been developed yet
D. have the quality of causing bacteria
Question 42: All of the following are examples of an adverse situation for crops EXCEPT _____.
A. pest aggression B. inadequate water C. insufficient fertilize D. proper storage
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 43 to 50.
Accustomed though we are to speaking of the films made before 1927 as "silent", the film has never been, in the
full sense of the word, silent. From the very beginning, music was regarded as an indispensable accompaniment;
when the Lumiere films were shown at the first public film exhibition in the United States in February 1896, they were
accompanied by piano improvisations on popular tunes. At first, the music played bore no special relationship to the
films; an accompaniment of any kind was sufficient. Within a very short time, however, the incongruity of playing lively
music to a solemn film became apparent, and film pianists began to take some care in matching their pieces to the
mood of the film.
As movie theaters grew in number and importance, a violinist, and perhaps a cellist would be added to the pianist
in certain cases, and in the larger movie theaters small orchestras were formed. For a number of years the selection
of music for each film program rested entirely in the hands of the conductor or leader of the orchestra, and very often
the principal qualification for holding such a position was not skill or taste so much as the ownership of a large
personal library of musical pieces. Since the conductor seldom saw the films until the night before they were to be
shown (if, indeed, the conductor was lucky enough to see them then), the musical arrangement was normally
improvised in the greatest hurry.
To help meet this difficulty, film distributing companies started the practice of publishing suggestions for musical
accompaniments. In 1909, for example, the Edison Company began issuing with their films such indications of mood
as "pleasant', "sad", "lively". The suggestions became more explicit, and so emerged the musical cue sheet
containing indications of mood, the titles of suitable pieces of music, and precise directions to show where one piece
led into the next.
Certain films had music especially composed for them. The most famous of these early special scores was that
composed and arranged for D. W. Griffith's film Birth of a Nation, which was released in 1915.
Question 43: The passage mainly discusses music that was _____.
A. specifically composed for certain movie theaters B. performed before the showing of a film
C. played during silent films D. recorded during film exhibitions
Question 44: What can be inferred that the passage about the majority of films made after 1927?
A. They were accompanied by symphonic orchestras. B. They were truly silent.
C. They incorporated the sound of the actors' voices. D. They corresponded to specific musical compositions.
Question 45: The word solemn in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.
A. serious B. simple C. silent D. short
Question 46: It can be inferred that orchestra conductors who worked in movie theaters needed to_____.
A. have pleasant voices B. be familiar with a wide variety of music
C. be able to compose original music D. be able to play many instruments
Question 47: According to the passage, what kind of business was the Edison Company?
A. It made musical instruments. B. It produced electricity.
C. It published musical arrangements. D. It distributed films.
Question 48: Which of the following notations is most likely to have been included on a musical cue sheet of the early
1900's?
A. Piano, violin B. Key of C major
C. Calm, peaceful D. Directed by D. W. Griffith
Question 49: The word scores in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _____.
A. successes B. totals
C. groups of musicians D. musical compositions
Question 50: The passage probably continues with a discussion of _____.
A. silent films by other directors B. famous composers of the early twentieth century
C. other films directed by D. W. Griffith D. the music in Birth of a Nation