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.
Most teenagers go through a rebellious _______ for a few years but they soon grow out of it
Question 6: It’s high time _____ up to your responsibilities as a parent
Question 7: If only people in our grandparent’s generation _____ the opportunities that we take for granted nowadays
Question 8: It’s two years _______ Joe
Question 9: My mother ______ in Italy
Question 10: Children under 16 ______ half the population of the city
Question 11: Children are more ______ to relationship dynamics at this age
Question 12: Young people ______ move back in with their parents are more likely to experience depression
Question 13: It is easier to build strong children than to repair ______ men
Question 14: If a family has more than one child, the children must compete ____ the parents ‘time and resources – resources like food
Question 15: Many people decide _____ children because they will have to change their lifestyle
Question 16: People who are selfish tend to have _____ children and lower salaries than those who are not
Question 17: It’s important for children _______ with all sorts of toys
Question 18: Children in each birth position have a different way to ______ an advantage in the family
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.
Married couples can get a divorce if they find they are not compatible
Question 20: Family break-ups may also be more disruptive to schooling and peer relationships at this stage of childhood
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.
If children sense that their mother is not going to give total support to the step-father, the child is more likely to resist
Question 22: Many parents of only children feel a stigma associated with their decision to have only one child
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.
Jolie is talking to her husband
- Jolie: “Would you pick the kids up from school this afternoon?”
- Peter: “No, I’m afraid I _______”
Question 24: Jane is asking Lily for help
- Jane: “Could you look after my baby while I’m away?”
- Lily: “_____________________”
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.
What exactly is a family? The traditional idea of a nuclear family, (25) ______ two married adults who live together and take care of their children, is becoming less and less common in the industrialized world. In the United States, for example, only about one quarter of all families (26) ______ this structure. In fact, there have been such far-reaching social changes over the past century (27) ______ the word family is becoming hard to define.
The concept of family has to (28) ______ into account such social changes as industrialization, increased geographical mobility, and women’s progress toward gaining equal rights. Other considerations include increase in single-parent families, cohabitation, divorced couples who marry other people, and other (29) ______ accepted alternative family structures
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 families are different today than they were 100 years ago. The biggest difference is that they are smaller. In the past, most families lived on farms. They needs lots of children to help with work. Today, most families live in cities, and children do not work. Also, many parents cannot afford a large family. Other parents worry that if they have more than two children, it will increase the world’s population.
Also, the types of families are changing. There are more single parents than ever before. More unmarried couples are having children, and many couples are choosing to have no children at all. Today traditional families – a married couple with children – compose less than 25 percent of all US households.
One reason for this is the greater number of working women. In the past, women depended on their husbands for money. Now many women have jobs. They do not have to be married to get money. Another reason is divorce. This is when the husband and wife decide to end their marriage. About half of all US marriages end in divorce. Finally, many people are not getting married. They choose to live their lives by themselves
What is the biggest difference between American families today and 100 years ago?
Question 31: The word “afford” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to ____
Question 32: The word “divorce” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to ____
Question 33: The word “They” in the paragraph refers to _____
Question 34: In the last paragraph, the author mentions 2 reasons for _____
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
When a death occurs, the family has religious, social, and legal responsibilities. If thedeceased has left an explicit set of papers in an accessible file, arrangements will be much easier for the family to make. For example, such papers should include the deed for a burial plot (if there is one), a statement as to whether cremation or burial is desired, a copy of the birth certificate, and the names and addresses of all family members and friends who should be notified. Furthermore, the papers should include information on bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, and insurance policies, as well as the will. The person in charge of the funeral will need to know how much money is available in order to determine the expenses he or she may reasonably incur for the family.
If feasible, the person who makes the funeral arrangements should not be one of the bereaved. A melancholy widow may not be able to make objective decisions regarding expenses, such as for a coffin. Whoever makes the funeral arrangements realizes that he or she is deputized to make legally binding contracts with a funeral director and others, which will probably be honoured some months later when funds from the estate are released.
One of the duties of the person in charge of the funeral is to prepare a death notice for the newspapers. Often the mortician arranges for the insertion of the notice. Included in the information should be the date of death, the names of the family members, and the time and place of the forthcoming interment.
The main idea of paragraph 1 is that
Question 36: The supporting details of paragraph 1 ______
Question 37: The main idea of paragraph 2 is ______
Question 38: The supporting details in paragraph 2 _______
Question 39: In the paragraph, the person in charge of the funeral has responsibilities to ____
Question 40: The word “the deceased” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to _____
Question 41: The word “the will” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to _____
Question 42: The word “mortician” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to _____
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
The number of young adultsliving with their parents have reached an all-time high
Question 44: Many studies have shown that healthy family life depend more on how the parents treat each other than the fact they are a stepfamily
Question 45: A mother-of-three has gone two years without buying something new for her children aside from food and basic essentials
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
Sue gets on well with her brother
Question 47: She can’t have any more children because of her age
Question 48: It’s such a pity your sister can’t come as well
Question 49: D. Your sister can’t come which is a pity 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
Sarah is married. She’s been married for a year
Question 50: Amy has a son. She showed me a picture of him. He’s a police officer