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.
The Sun, the Moon, and Earth have magnetic fields, and _____ evidence that the stellar that extend through vast regions galaxies have fields of space
Question 6: In 1978 the United States National Air and Space Administration selected Sally Ride _____ the first woman astronaut
Question 7: The planet Neptune is about 30 times _____ from the Sun as Earth is
Question 8: It is important for the human race to spead ____ into space for the survival of the species
Question 9: _____ most astronauts do not spend more than a few months in space, many experience physiological problems when they return to Earth
Question 10: The layer of rock that underlies the earth’s crust ____ the mantle
Question 11: Some of these ailments are _____ ; other may be long-lasting
Question 12: More than _____ of all astronauts suffer from motion sickness while travelling in space
Question 13: A body that is deprived ____ gravity also experiences changes in the distribution of bodily fluids
Question 14: Long periods away from family and friends can leave space travelers ____ lonely and depressed
Question 15: Differences between the orbits of Earth and Mars mean that a round trip between the two planets would _____ almost three years to complete
Question 16: The Chinese invention of gunpower was widely used in rockets for military purposes _____ in fireworks
Question 17: ____ other stars, astronomers can predict what the rest of the sun’s life will be like
Question 18: After billions of years as a white dwarf, the sun will have _____ all its fuel and will have lost its heat
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.
In the gravity free environment, the body cannot distinguish up from down
Question 20: Exposure to radiation is another serious hazard that astronauts face
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.
Another effect of the weightless environment is that astronauts tend not to use the muscles they reply on in gravity environment, so the muscles gradually atrophy
Question 22: Renaissance period, planned flying devices with flapping wings controlled and steered by human pilots
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.
- “Which planets do you like most?”
Question 24: - “Who is the first person who sets foot on the Moon?”
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.
Astronauts recently discovered a type of plant (25) ____ on the planet Venus. The strangely coloured plant was brought back to Earth on Atlantis III, when it returned home from (26) ____ month-long mission last Friday. The huge plant resembles a Sago palm; it is hunter green in hue with deep shades of purple and yellow running down the centre of each leaf. When broken, the leaves emit a sweet, viscous liquid that smells very much (27) _____ coconut milk. Scientists are using great caution during the plant’s examination process. Protective suits, gloves, and goggles must be worn at all times. It is believed that the plant’s juice can (28) _____ hallucinations if it is ingested or absorbed through the skin. Only scientists with Level 5 security clearance are permitted to view the plant. It is being housed at an undisclosed military facility (29) ____ further tests can be completed
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
According to the best evidence gathered by space probes and astronomers, Mars is an inhospitable planet; more similar to Earth’s moon than to Earth itself. It is frozen solid. Blanketed by the mere wisp of an atmosphere – a dry, stark, seemingly lifeless world. However, certain scientists believe that these conditions could be changed. They have begun to seriously investigate the possibility of transforming Mars into a more Earth-like planet: enriching the atmosphere with oxygen, obtaining water from the polar ice caps, seeding the planet with plant and animal life from Earth, and eventually establishing permanent human colonies. “It was once thought to be so far in the future as to be irrelevant,” said Christopher McKay, a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. “But now it is starting to look practical. We could do it in four of five decades.”
The idea of “terra-forming” Mars, as enthusiasts call it, has its roots in science fiction. But as researchers develop a more profound understanding of how Earth’s ecology supports life, they have begun to see that it may be possible to create similar conditions on Mars
With which of the following is the passage primarily concerned ?
Question 31: Which of the following does the author NOT give as characteristic of the planet Mars ?
Question 32: According to Christopher McKay, the possibility of transforming Mars _____
Question 33: As used in the passage, the term ‘terra-forming’ refers to _____
Question 34: According to passage, the basic knowledge needed to transform Mars comes from _____
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
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves in front of the Sun and hides at least some part of the Sun from the earth. In a partial eclipse, the Moon covers part of the Sun; in an annular eclipse, the Moon covers the center of the Sun, leaving a bright ring of light around the Moon; in a total eclipse, the Sun is completely covered by the Moon.
It seems rather improbable that a celestial body the size of the Moon could completely block out the tremendously immense Sun, as happens during a total eclipse, but this is exactly what happens. Although the Moon is considerably smaller in size then the Sun, the Moon is able to cover the Sun because of their relative distances from Earth. A total eclipse can last up to 7 minutes, during which time the Moon’s shadow moves across Earth at a rate of about 6 kilometers per second.
This passage mainly ___
Question 36: In which type of eclipse is the Sun obscured in its entirely ?
Question 37: The word ‘ring’ in the passage could best be replaced by ___
Question 38: What is the meaning of ‘block out’ in the passage ?
Question 39: According to the passage, how can the Moon hide the Sun during a total eclipse ?
Question 40: The word “relative” in the passage could best be replaced by ___
Question 41: The passage states that which of the following happens during an eclipse?
Question 42: The word ‘rate’ in the passage is closet in meaning to ____
Question 43: Upon .this discovery, astronomers revised them definition of a planet
Question 44: Saturn takes almost 30 Earth years to make one trip around the Sun, during Jupiter takes about twelve Earth years to complete one solar revolution.
Question 45: Astronauts receive extensive training to prepare themselvesboth physically and psychologically for complexity and rigor of a space mission
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
It’s such a marvellous opportunity that we mustn’t miss it
Question 47: Galileo is considered to be the father of modern astronomy
Question 48: They will have to change the date of the meeting again
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’ve had my car for 15 years. It has never broken down
Question 50: I got very wet in the rain. I was only out for five minutes