Question 1: 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 3: 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 primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 5: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
I’m so _______ under with work at the moment – it’s awful
Question 6: At the end of the month, Sarah _______ in government for exactly 40 years
Question 7: Too many people work in the public ______ in this country, in my opinion
Question 8: It took me a long time to ______ living in Ho Chi Minh city
Question 9: Women workers wear hats in _____ their hair gets caught in the machinery
Question 10: They are leaving the district, sot hey have put their house up for _____
Question 11: Only thoroughly unpleasant people leave the _____ of their picnics to spoil the appearance of the countryside
Question 12: I’ll show you around the city, when you ____ to visit me
Question 13: Some citizens _____ to move away from urban centers and live in a more relaxing setting
Question 14: The bigger the urban area is, the ____ the level of air pollution becomes
Question 15: They have a lovely house on ____ of the city
Question 16: When you get to the traffic light, ask someone for ____ directions
Question 17: Our department is ____ the second floor of the building
Question 18: I live on a busy road. ____ a lot of noise from the traffic
Question 19: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSET in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Because the city is slow in processing application, many of the elderly do not get housing benefits
Question 20: The landlord notified his tenants that their rent would be increased the following month
Question 21: 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.
There are more people out of work in this country than ever before
Question 22: If cloudly weather makes you depressed, go and live in Spain
Question 23: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
- “Excuse me, where is the post office?”
Question 24: - “Can you stay here longer?”
- “………., but I have to be back tomorrow.”
Question 25: 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 25 to 29.
When people are asked why they choose (25)____ in big cities, most of them usually talk about the variety of entertainment to be enjoy there. But I wonder how many of them actually feel like going to the theatre or a concert after a hard day at the office and crowded ride home on the Underground. And how many of them visit the famous galleries and museums other (26)_____ when they’re caught in the rain without an umbrella?
Meanwhile, those tourists who make shopping and travel in the centre of town so difficult in the summer months, (27) ____ visiting the sights which the inhabitants are so proud of, but don’t quite have the time to see. It was only after moving to the country that I realised how to enjoy my free time. Living there makes me aware that legs are not intended (28) ____ to take you from your front door to your car! Evenings are filled with little more than a leisurely drink with friends who’d rather talk about darts than discotheques. Of course, there are days (29) ____ I’m tempted by the entertainment page of the national newspaper to go up to town, but when you have to take the dog for a walk across the fields, talk to the postman, and see the amateur dramatic society’s latest production, you’re far too busy to find the time!
Question 30: 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 30 to 34.
Contrary to popular belief, busy city centres beat suburban living when it comes to human wellbeing, as socialising and walking make for happier, healthier people, according to a new report. Downtown residents – packed together in tight row houses or apartment blocks – are more active and socially engaged than people who live in the sprawl of suburbia, according to a report that aims to challenge popular beliefs about city life. Its authors said their findings should encourage politicians to promote the benefits of built-up city living. “If we can convince policy makers that this is a public health opportunity, we can build well-designed communities, and in the long term you have made a big difference in health outcomes,” its co-author Chinmoy Sarkar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“With evidence, we can plan multi-functional, attractive neighbourhoods that promote physical activity, promote social interaction, and shield from negatives such as pollution and feeling unsafe.”
In the first line, what do you think “contrary to popular belief means” in simpler terms?
Question 31: What is the authors opinion on city living?
Question 32: In the 3rd line, what do you think “packed together in tight row houses” means?
Question 33: How do the authors think that they could convince the policy makers to make a change?
Question 34: Which attribute is not part of the new, multi-functional neighbourhoods that they want to build?
Question 35: 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 35 to 42
The changing profile of a city in the United States is apparent in the shifting definitions used by the United States Bureau of the Census. In 1870 the census officially distinguished the nation's “urban” from its “rural” population for the first time. “Urban population” was defined as persons living in towns of 8,000 inhabitants or more. But after 1900 it meant persons living in incorporated places having 2,500 or more inhabitants.
Then, in 1950 the Census Bureau radically changed its definition of “urban” to take account of the new vagueness of city boundaries. In addition to persons living in incorporated units of 2,500 or more, the census now included those who lived in unincorporated units of that size, and also all persons living in the densely settled urban fringe, including both incorporated and unincorporated areas located around cities of 50,000 inhabitants or more. Each such unit, conceived as an integrated economic and social unit with a large population nucleus, was named a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA).
Each SMSA would contain at least (a) one central city with 50,000 inhabitants or more or (b) two cities having shared boundaries and constituting, for general economic and social purposes, a single community with a combined population of at least 50,000, the smaller of which must have a population of at least 15,000. Such an area included the county in which the central city is located, and adjacent counties that are found to be metropolitan in character and economically and socially integrated with the county of the central city. By 1970, about two-thirds of the population of the United States was living in these urbanized areas, and of that figure more than half were living outside the central cities.
While the Census Bureau and the United States government used the term SMSA (by 1969 there were 233 of them), social scientists were also using new terms to describe the elusive, vaguely defined areas reaching out from what used to be simple “towns” and “cities”. A host of terms came into use : “metropolitan regions,” “polynucleated population groups,” “conurbations,” “metropolitan clusters,” “megalopolises,” and so on.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
Question 36: According to the passage, the population of the United States was first classified as rural or urban in
Question 37: The word “distinguished” in the passage is closet in meaning to ____
Question 38: Prior to 1900, how many inhabitants would a town have to have before being defined as urban?
Question 39: According to the passage, why did the Census Bureau revise the definition of urban in 1950?
Question 40: The word “those” in the passage refers to ____
Question 41: The word “constituting” in the passage in meaning to ____
Question 42: Which of the following is NOT true of an SMSA?
Question 43: 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
Even if residents in the area have shown strongly resistance to the project, the city Governmentmay not be hesitant to proceed with it
Question 44: The effects of affordable housing development in rural areas will be discussing at the Conference
Question 45: Accommodation costs and living expenses will vary, ,depends on individual requirements and work locations
Question 46: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closet in meaning to each of the following questions
I don’t mind big cities, but I prefer small towns
Question 47: It is a six hour drive from London to Edinburgh
Question 48: “Don’t leave the house until I get back, Joe,” his mother said
Question 49: 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
I didn’t go downstairs. I was afraid of the dark
Question 50: He did not speak Dutch. He still decided to settle in Amsterdam