Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

Question 1: A. coupon         B. blouse               C. house             D. cloud

Question 2: A. inspired         B. welcomed         C. subscribed     D. launched

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 3: A. behavior            B. accompany     C. experience     D. category

Question 4: A. appear               B. reply         C. protect         D. order

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 5: Hue is the ideal place to enjoy life; it’s a beautiful and hospitable city with its famous cultural heritage.

A. friendly         B. affectionate         C. noticeable         D. natural

Question 6: Readers are required to abide by the rules of the library and mind their manners.

A. memorize         B. obey             C. review         D. compose

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 7: Later a wine reception will be followed by a concert before guests tuck into a banquet.

A. a formal party                 B. a formal conference
C. an informal party             D. an enormous breakfast

Question 8: The nominating committee always meets behind closed doors, lest its deliberations become known prematurely.

A. dangerously         B. safely         C. privately             D. publicly

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.

Question 9: I find that necessary to do something about the traffic problem in our city.

A. that             B. to do         C. about             D. in 

Question 10: Higher general education is based on theoretical expertise and might be contrasted with higher vocational education, which concentrates on both practice and theory.

A. is based on         B. expertise         C. contrasted with         D. concentrating

Question 11: Body language is a quiet and secret, but most powerful language of all.

A. Body language         B. and secret         C. most             D. of all

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete the following exchanges.

Question 12: Anne is seeing Mary off at the airport.

Anne: “Don’t fail to look after yourself, Mary!”
Marry: “_______”

A. The same to you.                B. Oh, I knew about that.

C. Thanks, I will.                      D. Of course, you are an adult.

Question 13: Mai and Joey are talking about their favorite pastimes.

Joey: “What sort of things do you like doing in your free time?”
Mai: “_______”

A. None. Been starved since 9 yesterday.
B. I love checking out the shops for new clothes.
C. Nothing special. Just some photos I took on the trip to Nepal.
D. I hate shopping.

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.

Question 14: He must have canceled his email account. I can’t get hold of him.

A. Since I’m unable to get in contact with him, it seems certain that he’s closed his email account.

B. If no one is able to get in contact with him, he ought to get an email account for himself.

C. He may have closed his email account, but I won’t know for sure until I get in touch with him.

D. I must have got his email address wrong because he’s not giving me any reply.

Question 15: George graduated with a good degree. However, he joined the ranks of the unemployed.

A. George graduated with a good degree helped him join the ranks of the unemployed.

B. Although George graduated with a good degree, he joined the ranks of the unemployed.

C. George joined the ranks of the unemployed because he graduated with a good degree.

D. If George graduated with a good degree, he would join the ranks of the unemployed. 

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 sentences.

Question 16: “I really don’t think that he’ll attend the meeting tomorrow.”

A. I doubt that he will attend the meeting tomorrow.

B. I will never forget his attendance at the meeting tomorrow.

C. I did tell you that he would attend the meeting the next day.

D. I don’t agree with his attendance at the meeting.

Question 17: To let Harold join our new project was silly as he knows little about our company.

A. We shouldn’t have allowed Harold to join our new project as he doesn’t know much about our

B. Harold must have known so little about our company that he wasn’t let to join our new project.

C. We would have joined the new project with Harold provided that he knew much about our company.

D. Harold couldn’t have joined our new project with such poor knowledge about our company.

Question 18: Some of Peter’s expressions make me think of my brother.

A. Some of Peter’s expressions remind me of thinking of my brother.

B. Some of Peter’s expressions make me remember of my brother.

C. Some of Peter’s expressions remind me of my brother.

D. Some of Peter’s expressions remember me to my brother.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 19: I won’t be home for _______ dinner this evening. I’m meeting some friends after _______ work and we’re going to _______ cinema.

A. X/the/X             B. The/X/X         C. X/X/the         D. X/the/the

Question 20: My father continued _______ although the doctor advised him _______ the habit several times.

A. to smoke/ quit                       B. for smoking/ of quitting

C. smoke/ quitting                     D. smoking/ to quit

Question 21: _______, she managed to hide her feelings.

A. If she would feel jealous             B. In case she felt jealous

C. However jealous she felt             D. Despite of her being jealous

Question 22: Why not look up the new word in a dictionary _______ you don’t know it?

A. though         B. that             C. if             D. whether 

Question 23: John would be taking a great risk if he _______ his money in that business.

A. invested         B. had invested         C. invests         D. would invest

Question 24: Most office furniture is bought more on the basis of _______ than comfort.

A. afford         B. affording             C. afforded         D. affordability

Question 25: The police are trying to determine the _______ of events that led up to the disappearance of the child.

A. series         B. ranges             C. courses         D. sequences

Question 26: “Do you think that reducing class sizes would _______ standards in our school?”

A. pull         B. boost             C. rise         D. raise

Question 27: We are having a surprise party for Susan next Saturday, so don’t _______ the secret away by saying anything to her.

A. throw         B. give             C. put             D. pass

Question 28: By the time their baby arrives, the Johnson hope _______ painting and decorating the new nursery.

A. having been finished          B. to have finished        C. to have been finished            D. having finished

Question 29: All births, deaths and marriages are entered in the _______ records. Most of these records have been computerized in recent years.

A. national         B. social             C. official         D. internal

Question 30: Such approaches should be supported and mainstreamed in health interventions in order to _______ positive behavior change.

A. put off                   B. bring about                C. hold up                 D. set off

Question 31: As John _______ enjoyed doing research, he never could image himself pursuing other careers.

A. totally                     B. utterly             C. extremely         D. thoroughly

Question 32: The President _______ a speech, but in the end he _______ his mind.

A. would deliver – had changed                      B. was going to deliver – changed

C. delivered – had changed                             D. was delivering – changed

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.


When living and working in another country, there are numerous things to consider apart from the more obvious ones of climate, language, religion, currency, etc. Some important considerations are less obvious. For example, do you have a pet or do you enjoy a hobby such as horse riding? Your animal or hobby may be perceived in a completely different light in another culture so it’s important to consider the significance given to specific animals in different parts of the world and general perceptions towards them.
One example which is often mentioned in popular press is the case of dogs. In some cultures, like the US or UK, dogs are loved and considered a great pet to have at home and with the family. In other cultures, such as those where Islam is the majority religion, dogs may be perceived as dirty or dangerous.
Muslims treatment of dogs is still a matter of debate amongst Islamic scholars. While these animals are widely considered by many Western cultures to be „man’s best friend’, the Koran describes them as “unhygienic”. Muslims will therefore avoid touching a dog unless he can wash his hands immediately afterwards, and they will almost never keep a dog in their home.
In Iran, for instance, a cleric once denounced „the moral depravity’ of dog owners and even
demanded their arrest. If you are an international assignee living and working in Saudi Arabia or another Arabic country, you should remember this when inviting Arab counterparts to your house in case you have a dog as a pet. This is just one example of how Islam and other cultural beliefs can impact on aspects of everyday life that someone else may not even question. A Middle Eastern man might be very surprised when going to Japan, for instance, and seeing dogs being dressed and pampered like humans and carried around in baby prams!
Dogs are not the only animals which are perceived quite differently from one culture to another. In India, for example, cows are sacred and are treated with the utmost respect. Conversely in Argentina, beef is a symbol of national pride because of its tradition and the high quality of its cuts. An Indian working in Argentina who has not done his research or participated in a cross cultural training programme such as Doing Business in Argentina may be surprised at his first welcome dinner with his Argentinean counterparts where a main dish of beef would be served.
It is therefore crucial to be aware of the specific values assigned to objects or animals in different cultures to avoid faux–pas or cultural misunderstandings, particularly when living and working in another culture. Learning how people value animals and other symbols around the world is one of the numerous cultural examples discussed in Communicaid’s intercultural training courses. Understanding how your international colleagues may perceive certain animals can help you ensure you aren’t insensitive and it may even provide you with a good topic for conversation.
(Source: https://www.communicaid.com)

Question 33: What does the author suggest in the last paragraph?

A. Talking about different perceptions with others will help you overcome insensitivity.

B. To avoid cultural shocks, people should not live or work in another culture.

C. It’s important to value the objects or animals in different countries before going there. 

D. Understanding different perceptions of animals will help you avoid faux–pas in another nation.

Question 34: According to paragraph 2, which sentence is INCORRECT?

A. The dog is a typical example of different views in the world about animals.

B. Dogs are well–treated and loved in the US and UK.

C. Muslims are those considering dogs as their best pets at home.

D. People whose religion is Islam don’t like having dogs in their home.

Question 35: The word “unhygienic” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.

A. unhealthy             B. undependable         C. unreliable         D. unacceptable

Question 36: What does the word “this” in paragraph 3 refer to?

A. you are an international assignee

B. you are having a dog as a pet

C. a cleric once denounced the moral depravity of dog owners and even demanded their arrest

D. you are living and working in Saudi Arabia or another Arabic country

Question 37: The author mentioned cows in paragraph 4 as an example of _______.

A. the animals that are differently perceived in numerous cultures

B. sacred animals in Argentina

C. a symbol of a nation for its high quality of nutrients

D. which may cause surprise for Argentinian people at dinner

Question 38: Which of the following could be the main idea of the passage?

A. Perceptions of animals across cultures

B. What should be learnt before going to another country

C. Dogs and different beliefs in the world

D. Muslims and their opinions about animals

Question 39: The word “pampered” in the third paragraph could be best replaced by _______.

A. indulged             B. taken care of         C. made up         D. respected

Question 40: It can be inferred from the passage that _______.

A. people will change their perceptions of animals when living in another culture

B. you should not be surprised if other counterparts consider your sacred animals as food

C. there are many things to research before going to live and work in another country

D. respecting other cultures is a good way to have a successful life abroad

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. 

Trees are useful to man in three very important ways: they provide him with wood and other
products, they give him shade, and they help to prevent drought and floods.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the world man has not realized that the third of these services is the most important. In his eagerness to draw quick profit from the trees, he has cut them down in large numbers, only to find that without them he has lost the best friends he had.
Two thousand years ago a rich and powerful country cut down its trees to build warships, with which to gain itself an empire. It gained the empire but, without its trees, its soil became hard and poor.
When the empire fell to pieces, the country found itself faced by floods and starvation.
Even though a government realizes the importance of a plentiful supply of trees, it is difficult for it to persuade the villager to see this. The villager wants wood to cook his food with, and he can earn money by making charcoal or selling wood to the townsman. He is usually too lazy or too careless to plant and look after trees. So unless the government has a good system of control, or can educate the people, the forests will slowly disappear.
This does not only mean that there will be fewer trees. The results are even more serious. For where there are trees their roots break the soil up, allowing the rain to sink in and also bind the soil, thus preventing it being washed away easily, but where there are no trees, the soil becomes hard and poor. The rain falls on hard ground and flows away on the surface, causing floods and carrying away with it the rich topsoil, in which crops grow so well. When all the topsoil is gone, nothing remains but a worthless desert.

Question 41: In the writer's opinion, _______, or the forests slowly disappear.

A. people shouldn't draw benefit from the tree             B. measures must be taken

C. government must realize the serious results            D. unless trees never be cut down

Question 42: The word “bind” in the passage probably means _______.

A. to make wet     B. to wash away     C. to make stay together     D. to improve

Question 43: In the last two paragraphs the writer wanted to make it clear that ________.

A. where there are no trees, the soil becomes hard and poor

B. where there are no trees, the land might become desert slowly

C. where there are many trees, there are fewer floods

D. floods will make the land become desert

Question 44: It’s a great pity that in many places _______.

A. man is not eager to make profits from trees

B. man hasn’t found out that he has lost all trees

C. man hasn’t realised the importance of trees to him

D. man is only interested in building empire 

Question 45: Trees are useful to man mainly in three ways, the most important of which is that they can _______.

A. keep him from the hot sunshine               B. make him draw quick profit from them

C. enable him to build warships                    D. protect him from drought and floods

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.


It seems entirely natural to us that there are teams of scientists in universities and (46) _______ institutions around the world, attempting to discover the way the world works. (47) _______, it hasn’t always been that way. Although the scientific method is now four or five hundred years old, the ancient Greeks, for example, believed that they could (48) _________ the cause of natural events just by the power of thought.
During the 17th century, more and more people began to realize that they could test their scientific ideas by designing a relevant experiment and seeing what happened. A lot of (49) _________ was made in this way by individual scientists. These men and women often worked alone, carrying out research into many different areas of science, and they often received very little (50) _________ for their hard work. At the start of the 20th century, though, it became clear that science was becoming more complicated and more expensive. The individual scientists disappeared, to be replaced by highly qualified teams of experts. Modern science was born.

Question 46: A. every              B. whole         C. other               D. another

Question 47: A. However         B. Accordingly     C. Thus         D. Besides

Question 48: A. solve out           B. work out           C. come out         D. give out

Question 49: A. evolution           B. progress             C. movement        D. development

Question 50: A. reward            B. present                 C. gift             D. prize


Question 1 A Question 2 D Question 3 D Question 4 D Question 5 A
Question 6 B Question 7 C Question 8 D Question 9 A Question 10 D
Question 11 C Question 12 C Question 13 B Question 14 A Question 15 B
Question 16 A Question 17 A Question 18 C Question 19 C Question 20 D
Question 21 C Question 22 C Question 23 A Question 24 D Question 25 D
Question 26 D Question 27 B Question 28 B Question 29 C Question 30 B
Question 31 D Question 32 B Question 33 D Question 34 C Question 35 A
Question 36 C Question 37 A Question 38 A Question 39 B Question 40 C
Question 41 B Question 42 C Question 43 B Question 44 C Question 45 D
Question 46 C Question 47 A Question 48 B Question 49 B Question 50 A