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.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso may be ____ most famous artist of the 20th century
Question 6: If you ______ the studio of painter Molly Maloney, you would see a cheerful, messy room full of color and life!
Question 7: A visitor to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has had a heart attack while _____ Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
Question 8: The painting is very ______ of the artist’s mood when he painted it
Question 9: I can’t listen to music while I study because it ____me
Question 10: Many people could not _____ concert tickets because they sold out so quickly
Question 11: Henry Adams, born in Bosto, _____ famous as a historian and novelist
Question 12: The three basic chords in _____ the tonic, the dominant, and the subdominant
Question 13: It is a tragedy full of jealousy, treachery, and ______
Question 14: Artist often _______ their ideas by sketching images from their daily lives
Question 15: I think music can _____ communication easier between people of different ethnic groups as they share together the common emotions that unite us – love, fear, happiness, sadness and hop
Question 16: The ____ enjoyed the performance so much that they gave a 10-minute standing ovation
Question 17: The musical instrument _____ is six feet long
Question 18: In 2003, the United States led a military invasion of Iraq, which made it _____ for the band members to practice
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.
She appeared on my doorstep out of the blue
Question 20: La Raza members agreed that “fooling around with art” helped them find out who they are
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.
As he lay dying, his speech was incoherent
Question 22: When people look at works of art it provokes serious and careful thought
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.
“Can I speak to Mr. Johnson, please?”
Question 24: Nga and Nam are talking about this weekend
Nga: “I’ll go to the cinema this weekend”
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.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer that lived from 1902 until 1984. He is (25)_____ known for his many photographs of the American West. Some of his many contributions to landscape photography become apparent through an examination of the two major stages of his career.
Adam’s early career was defined by pictorialism – an effort to (26)_____ photographs look more pleasing by changing their appearances. Adams was inspired by the impressionist movement in painting. Such painters attemped to use extremely vivid colors that often mixed together in unexpected ways. This created a somewhat blurry appearance. Adams strove for (27) _____effects. Though photography was limited to black and white, photographs were often altered after development to make them appear more artistic. One such technique, soft focus, alters the focus of the camera to make the subject of the photograph appear slightly blurred. This achieved an effect similar to impressionist painting. (28)_____this period, he created a photograph titled “Monolith”. A photograph of a rock formation in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, “Monolith” used a red lens filter (29)_____ made the sky appear black.
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.
American jazz is a conglomeration of sounds borrowed from such varied sources as American and African folk music, European classical music, and Christian gospel songs. One of the recognizable characteristics of jazz is its use of improvisation: certain parts of the music are written out and played the same way by various performers, and other improvised parts are created spontaneously during a performance and vary widely from performer to performer.
The earliest form is jazz was ragtime, lively songs or rags performed on the piano, and the best-known of the ragtime performers and composers was Scott Joplin. Born in 1868 to former slaves, Scott Joplin earned his living from a very early age playing the piano in bars along the Mississippi. One of his regular jobs was in the Maple Leaf Club in Sedalia, Missouri. It was there that he began writing the more than 500 compositions that he was to produce, the most famous of which was “The Maple Leaf Rag.”
What is the passage mainly about?
Question 31: The word “conglomeration” in the passage could be best replaced by
Question 32: According to the passage, ragtime was _____
Question 33: Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
Question 34: The word “which” in the passage refers to ___
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 American composer, George Gershwin, was born in 1898 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants. He began his musical education at age 11, when his family bought a second-hand piano. The piano was not bought for him, but for his older brother, Ira. However, George surprised everyone when he played a popular song, which he had taught himself by following the keys on a neighbour’s player piano, and his parents decided that George should receive lessons. He studied piano with a famous music teacher at the time, Charles Hambitzer. He was so impressed with Gershwin’s talent that he gave him lessons for free.
Gershwin dropped out of school at age 15 and earned a living by making piano rolls for player pianos and by playing in New York nightclubs. His most important job in this period was his work as a song plugger, who promoted interest in the sheet music of popular songs by playing and singing those songs in stores. At that time, sheet-music sales were the measure of a song’s popularity, and song pluggers had to work long hours for the music publishers who employed them. As a result of his hard work, Gershwin’s piano technique improved greatly, so much so that, while still in his teens, Gershwin became known as one of the most talented pianists in New York City. As a result, he worked as an accompanist for popular singers and as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway musicals
His knowledge of jazz and popular music grew quickly, and one of his songs was included in the Broadway musical The Passing Show of 1916. George became friends to many prominent Broadway composers. He particularly admired the music of Irving Berlin whom Gershwin called “America’s Franz Schubert.” Jerome Kern, another Broadway composer, demonstrated to George how popular music was inferior to material in Broadway shows. In 1919, entertainer Al Jolson performed Gershwin’s song Swaneein the musical Sinbad. The song became a hit, and Gershwin became an overnight celebrity when his song sold more than 2 million recordings and a million copies of sheet music
Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of the passage?
Question 36: According to the passage, who did the Gershwin parents buy the piano for?
Question 37: According to the passage, why did George’s piano teacher give him lessons for free?
Question 38: The word “dropped out of” in paragraph most nearly means
Question 39: The word “He” in the passage refers to
Question 40: "Swanee" in the passageis ______
Question 41: All of the following are reasons that George Gershwin became a success while he was young EXCEPT
Question 42: It can be inferred from the passage that
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
Rodrigo is one of many Brazilian graffiti artists who hope to become know around the world
Question 44: The dancers of Adugna believe that their dancing can help change unfair situations, such as treating women unequal
Question 45: The portraits exhibited in the Houston Museum last month is now on display in Dallas
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
With the help of Carlos Oswald, Da Silva Costa redesigned the statue of Jesus
Question 47: I phoned Liz and invited her to the party, but she wasn’t very enthusiatic about it
Question 48: “When does the live show of Taylor Swift start?” My friend asked.
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
Georgia found an art teacher who truly inspired her. It’s the time she studied at high school
Question 50: The new horror movie at the theater. I was too scared to go to sleep that night