Question 1: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from other three in position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: Mark the letters 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 5: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
_______ tights and stockings are these days considered to be women's garments, tights were men's clothes before the twentieth century.
Question 6: The industrial revolution and mass productionmade silk stockings more _______.
Question 7: When cotton first arrived from the American colonies, Europeans used it for home textile, _______?
Question 8: Before department stores, consumers went to many different specialty shops to findmaterials for ________ or tailoring.
Question 9: When music videos used to ______ on television in 1981, they influenced howpeople dressed.
Question 10: Wearing a mixture of white blouses and jeans has seemed to be ______ , nobody likes that style anymore.
Question 11: You really have a/an _____ for fashion as you realized my costume from Europe.
Question 12: A beautiful girl always knows how to be dressed _____.
Question 13: The irregular sewing on the hem is _____ poor stafftraining.
Question 14: These seasonal events allow us ______ our creative identity to the public.
Question 15: Our range ofdiffusion lines, including perfume, accessories and housewares, helps_____awareness ofour brand in other markets.
Question 16: To follow up on its successful ad campaign, D&G Fashions is planning a_____ using all our social media channels.
Question 17: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Before the twentieth century, women didn't wearsskirts abovethe ankle, but changes in fashion put women’s legs on display for the first time: hosiery became veryfashionable.
Question 18: When a celebrity endorses our brand, she agrees to wear our clothing and the public associates her brand with ours.
Question 19: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word OPPOSITE in meaning the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
“you should choose casual clothes for daily wearing”, said the shop assistant to the buyer.
Question 20: Transforming agricultural lands to serve urbanization also causes many social challenges such as cultivation, food security and unemployment among farmers.
Question 21: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Yenand Trang are talking about Trang’s new shirt.
Quan: “Hi Yen, what do you think about my new shirt?”
Trang: “ _________________”
Question 22: Lan and tailor are discussing the new trousers.
Adam: “Are we supposed to take the legs up by 2 cm?”
Question 23: Mark the letters 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 23 to 27.
Since man first put on clothes people have worn fur, first and___(23)___ because it's very warm. But over the centuries furbecame exclusive and by the sixteenth century it was seen as aluxury textile. At that time, it was worn on the inside as a __(24)___for coats, with only a little trim visible. In the early twentiethcentury, wearing fur on the outside ofcoats became fashionable.But more visibility meant more controversy and negativeopinion. These days nothing in fashion divides opinions more___(25)___ than fur.
What do the animal rights campaigners object to? Fur producershave often been criticized for bad treatment ofanimals, such askeeping animals in small cages and not___(26)__ them enough foodand water. In response, fur producers say they run transparent operations and use clear labels totell consumers exactly where their fur comes from.
The fight against fur has been led in recent years by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment ofAnimals), the largest animal rights organization in the world. They have attracted attentionfor their often shocking campaigns, including a series of nude photographs oftop models andcelebrities __(27)__ the headline 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur'. In the 1980s and 90s, fursales fell dramatically and PETA's campaigns were a big factor in this. And with the improveddevelopment offake furs, consumers found little reason for buying real fur.
Question 28: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or Don your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 28-34
UNIQLO and its Takumi Team
UNIQLO is Japan's biggest and most popularclothing retailer. They also have an internationalnetwork which extends across Asia, the UnitedStates and Europe through nearly 170 stores. Theyworkwith over 100 factories to dispatch theircasual mix-and-match garments to their stores worldwide.The strength ofthe UNIQLO brand lies in its particular quality assurance system. One reason whythe Japanese retailer has been successful is because it demands high standards ofgarment production,thanks to the collaboration oftheir 'Takumi team'.
Artisans in a modern clothing company
Would you hire someone in their 50s or 60s to work for you? UNIQLO did and it has helped themstand out in the crowded ready-to-wear market. The 16 Takumi masters each have a minimum of20years' experience expertise in sewing, dyeing or textiles. The Takumi team is both modern andtraditional, reflecting the import Japanese custom ofhonoring tradition. Profiles ofthe Takumimasters feature in editions ofthe UNIQLO magazine, also known as UNIQLO Paper, distributed tocustomers in the stores. In this way, the company gets the message outto its customers about the highquality work that goes into the garments, and customers can see who is behind the scenes.
Educating new staff
The Takumi are responsible for passing on their knowledge to UNIQLO's production facilities inChina. Each week they are present at review meetings to offer suggestions on improving sewing, orother aspects ofproduction. For example, when design details prove unexpectedly challenging, theTakumi team will identify the problem and work with factories to identify strategies to overcome it.
A winning formula?
Can UNIQLO beat other large-scale retailers based on the Takumi alone? With so many differentcustomers, the answer may be 'no'. But the customer is at the center ofUNIQLO's business approach,not just garment production. People entering the store are greeted immediately and made to feel likethey are taken care of. More importantly, the company message is that customers decide how to styletheir own looks. The value UNIQLO places on communicating this message to its global customersmay be the key to its success. From the Takumimasters makingsure a shirt is sewn exactly as designed,to the in-store customer care, this unique clothing company has a lot to offer its customers.
(Adapted from “English for Fashion Industry” by Mary E. Ward)
What can be the best title of the passage?
Question 29: According to the paragraph 1,the word “casual” is closest I meaning to_____
Question 30: According to the paragraph 1, what does the word “it” refer to?
Question 31: According to the paragraph 2, what can be implied about UNIQLO?
Question 32: According to the 2, the word “expertise” is closest I meaning to_____
Question 33: Which of the following is TRUE about TAKUMI team?
Question 34: According to the passage, UNIQLO’s key success is due to its¬¬¬______:
Question 35: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or Don your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 35-42
The way society expects women and men to behave has beenreflected throughout history in the style of dress. The late 1800sare commonly referred to as the Victorian age, after Queen Victoria of England. During this period there were many restrictions onwomen's behavior and consequently on the clothes they wore.Socializing mostly took place at teatime in private homes, or outsideat tea houses. At these events women often socialized only with otherwomen. They wore long tea gowns which were specifically designedto 'protect women's modesty'.
However, at the same time women's rights movements were startingup all over the world, demanding more rights, such as the right tovote, own land, or earn the same pay as men. As a result ofone ofthese campaigns, women in the United States won the right to votein political elections in 1920, and British women in 1928.Thisnew-found political freedom was reflected in fashion, most notablyin the invention ofthe cocktail dress. It was designed to be worn at 'cocktail hour' (in the early evening between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m.) and the dress was fashioned to be a stylish garment with a look halfway between daytime and evening.
Without doubt the most successful of all cocktail dresses was the 'little black dress' (or LBD),which Chanel and Patou are credited with designing in 1926. Two ofits most distinctive featureswere its shorter hemline and black colour. The original design also included a matching hat,shoes and short gloves.
One group of women in the 1920s expressed their new political rights through fashion: the Flappers. Always ready to break society's rules, Flappers went to cocktail parties, movedenergetically to dances such as the Charleston, drank alcohol, cut their hair short and had jobs.As the years went by, new, more liberated styles emerged on the cocktail party scene: Dior'sshorter dresses ofthe 1950s, or Galitzine's palazzo pyjama trousers, and Pucci's one piece suitsin the 1960s.Fashion was ready to celebrate women's rights with style and to go with women into a new,liberated era.
(Adapted from “English for Fashion Industry” by Mary E. Ward)
In the paragraph 1, the word “restrictions”is closest in meaning to ____:
Question 36: In the paragraph 1, the word “gowns”is closest in meaning to ____:
Question 37: In the paragraph, what can be implied about women before the Victorian age?
Question 38: According to the passage, what did the cocktail dress reflect in women’s rights?
Question 39: What did the cocktail dress look like?
Question 40: In the paragraph 3, the word “distinctive”is closest in meaning to ____:
Question 41: Accordind to the passage,women in the Victorian age could do all the following things EXCEPT:
Question 42: What can be served best as the title of the passage?
Question 43: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following sentences.
The hem is weak, that means onetrouser leg looks longer than the other.
Question 44: There means a problem with the packaging as 30% ofthe shirts were folded wrong.
Question 45: We can place a big order of 10,000 garments on condition which you offer a discount.
Question 46: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to each of the following questions.
Many people thought that North American colonists produced cotton for Europe
Question 47: The tailor is supposed to spend three days making a long dress.
Question 48: “I should be able to finish the illustrations within a week receiving answers to my queries.” said the fashion designer.
Question 49: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Big brand-named fashion firms tried to register their designing copyright.There are a lot of fake products in the market.
Question 50: Jeans were very popular in the 1990s. Nowadays young people no longer like wearing jeans.