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.
You would have empathy if you _____
Question 6: It takes roughly 200 hours _____ best friends with someone, according to science
Question 7: If only I hadn’t married so young – I was very ____ at the time
Question 8: ____ you need worry ; I’m not going to ask any of you for a loan
Question 9: The new student in the class is upset because we ‘ve been ____ towards him
Question 10: She’s very popular with colleagues because she’s always ready to help them ____ if they have problems
Question 11: Are you going to come to the party, ____ ?
Question 12: When you _____ him, give him my best wishes
Question 13: Please do not ____ from me when I am talking to you
Question 14: The evening with my old school friends brought _____ a lot of happy memories
Question 15: She’s ____ a kind person that she can never say no to anyone
Question 16: When I saw Rachael, I stopped and smiled, but she _____ me and walked on
Question 17: He fell _____ his best friend over a girl they both liked
Question 18: The two boys ____ friends very quickly
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.
Would a friend try to lead you down the garden path?
Question 20: When you are stressed at study, venting to someone may help
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.
The way he looks down on everyone else really puts people off her
Question 22: Danie is thought to be humble but I think it’s just the way she’s been brought up
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.
Jane has just known that Linda passed her English exam
- Jane: “Hi, Linda! Congratulation!”
- Linda: “__________ ”
Question 24: I am asking my friend about Jack
- I: “I haven’t seen Jack for three days. Is he ill?”
- My friend: “________. His mother told me that he was in hospital”
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.
Children who experience a rewarding friendship before the birth of a sibling are likely to have a better relationship with that brother or sister that endures throughout their (25)____
The research showed that the benefits of early friends are (26)____. Children who had a positive relationship with a best friend before the birth of a sibling ultimately had a good relationship with their sibling that lasted throughout adolescence, Kramer said. And children who as pre-schoolers were able to coordinate play with a friend, manage conflicts, and (27)____ an interaction positive in tone were most likely as teenagers to avoid the negative sibling interaction that can sometimes launch children on a path of anti-social behaviour, she added. ‘From birth, parents can (28) ____ and help develop these social competencies (or skills) by making eye contact (29) ____ their babies, offering toys and playing with them,’ she said.
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.
As attested by that old adage, “We choose our friends, not our family,” meaning that the personal and positive nature of friendship is voluntary. We are a social species and we need that sense of
“Belonging,” of feeling deeply appreciated by people we care for. Meaningful, long-term friendships are cherished. Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share similar backgrounds and traditions. They witness the milestones and unexpected changes of life, the highs and lows, celebrations and sadness. People without friends often experience the vulnerability of loneliness, that poignant state which many of us have felt at some point.     Friendships first develop during childhood, when youngsters learn to interact with others. They learn how to agree and disagree, to exchange meaningful words and gestures, to accommodate to others’ temperaments, and to make friends. These early skills are foundations for later friendships.
(Adapted from PsychologyToday.com
) Why does the author think that humans need friendship?
Question 31: What is another word for “cherished”?
Question 32: Which is not an aspect of intimate friendships that he describes?
Question 33: What would be an example of a “milestone” that a friend may share with you?
Question 34: Which is not something youngsters do when they start to make friendships early in life?
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
Friendship, a state of enduring affection, esteem, intimacy, and trust between two people. In all cultures, friendships are important relationships throughout a person’s life span.     Friendship is generally characterized by five defining features:
1. It is a dyadic relationship, meaning that it involves a series of interactions between two individuals known to each other.
2. It is recognized by both members of the relationship and is characterized by a bond or tie of reciprocated affection.
3. It is not obligatory; two individuals choose to form a friendship with each other. In Western societies, friendships are one of the least prescribed close relationships, with no formal duties or legal obligations to one another.
4. It is typically egalitarian in nature. Unlike parent-child relationships, for instance, each individual in a friendship has about the same amount of power or authority in the relationship.
5. It is almost always characterized by companionship and shared activities.
In fact, one of the primary goals and motivations of friendship is companionship. In addition, adolescent and adult friendships often perform other functions, such as serving as sources of emotional support and providing opportunities for self-disclosure and intimacy. Such features differentiate friendship from several related phenomena. The fact that friendships are dyadic relationships distinguishes them from cliques or peer groups. (Of course, many members of cliques are also friends with other members.) Similarly, having friendships is different from being popular or having a high social status. Individuals who are not popular certainly may have close friendships, and a popular person may not have a real friendship. The affective bond that is a component of friendship distinguishes friendship from acquaintanceship.
(adapted from britannica.com)
What is another word for “intimacy”?
Question 36: What is the main goal of this article?
Question 37: According to the article, can a friendship occur only if one person recognizes the friendship?
Question 38: What is another word for “egalitarian”?
Question 39: According to the article, what is a primary goal and motivation offriendship?
Question 40: Why are friendships different from cliques or peer groups?
Question 41: What is the difference between friendship and acquaintanceship?
Question 42: Which is not a feature of friendship?
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
He had fallen in love with her picture even before he meets her
Question 44: Those who engages in social interactions with others has higher levels of cognitive performance than those who don’t
Question 45: Friendships may naturally develop and to help you and your co-workers feel more integrated into your workplace’s culture
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
Immediately after his arrival, things went wrong
Question 47: Josh has always been very generous with his friends
Question 48: It makes no difference how rich he is, they still don’t like him
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
Steven is one of my closet friends. I have known him for a very long time
Question 50: I expected my friends to arrive at about 4 o’clock. In fact they arrived at 2.30