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 most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges
John is talking to his schoolmate, Mary, about holiday trip
John: “I’d rather visit Redwood National Park”
Question 6: Peter is telling Lily about Ha Long Bay
Peter: “Do you think Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam is a popular tourist destination thanks to its gorgeous limestone karsts and its floating fishing village?”
Question 7: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSET in meaning the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions
Wildlife is abundant in this forest, so it is common to spot an elephant, a zebra, or even a lion in the areas around the waterfall
Question 8: I’ll put off my visit to the Royal Mint till you can come with me
Question 9: Mark the letter 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
Take the time to visit the picturesque small towns and villages, like Adare and Kinsale, whose charm and tranquillity will soothe the soul
Question 10: The hauntingly beautiful landscape is dominated by the unique "tepuyes" -- flat-topped mountains with steep vertical walls
Question 11: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
The Loch Ness Monster is supposed to live at the bottom of the Loch and come____ the surface from time to time
Question 12: The River Amazon _____ into the Atlantic Ocean
Question 13: Air _____is cheaper than other forms of long-distance transport in my country.
Question 14: The majority of cave art was created in prehistoric ______.
Question 15: Mount Everest is ______ in the Himalayan mountain range which borders between China, Nepal and Tibet.
Question 16: Stones began to arrive in this era and the circular shape and pattern of these enormous stones, _______ predates all other known structures, is still standing today
Question 17: _____ concern that the large number of tourists would destroy the natural beauty of this scenic wonder, the State of New York in 1885 created Niagara Falls Park in order to protect the land surrounding American Falls
Question 18: The Great Barrier Reef stretches ______ the north eastern coast of Australia and is the largest coral reef system in the world
Question 19: People ___________ Niagara Falls for thousands of years
Question 20: I was set to take the job in Tokyo, but at the last minute I________ and decided to stay in Britain
Question 21: The _____on this ancient monument is very hard to read
Question 22: It is easy to see animals on the road in daylight but sometimes at night it is very difficult to avoid ______them
Question 23: The telescope has given us such a revelation of the size of the universe as ______ your breath
Question 24: He was a natural singer with a voice that was as clear as ______
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.
A tale of two cities as intrepid trio lose out on American dream
Seventy percent of Britons believe visiting London is more dangerous than going abroad, while in Scotland this (25) _______ to 80 percent. These findings come (26) _______ a number of tourist killings in Florida, Egypt and elsewhere in Africa, according to Lunn Poly, the travel firm which polled a random sample of 1,030 adults about their holiday intentions     Trips to Florida from Britain fell by 20 percent last summer and (27) _______ half of people who were polled said they would not go there next year. That is bad news for Disney World in Orlando, top American attraction for British tourists, and bookings are also down to Disneyland near Paris. British fear of London is not shared by nine million foreigners who visited capital last year – London’s attractions, (28) _______ Changing of Guard being main reason why Britain was world’s sixth tourist destination. At least 25 percent of British families are expected to holiday abroad next year, and a record nine million are forecast to book a foreign package holiday.
It looks as if biggest (29) _______ will be cheapest country, Spain, where bookings are up by 50 percent – not least because peseta has fallen faster than pound
(English for International Tourism – Miriam Jacob & Peter Strutt)
Question 30: 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
Victoria Falls is considered to be the world's largest waterfall based on the amount of falling water
Question 31: Great Barrier Reef was the most gorgeous natural wonder I had ever seen
Question 32: “Don’t make mountains out of molehills”, he said
Question 33: 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
Guanabara Bay also known as the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by unique mountainous and formations
Question 34: Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Manhattan’s Central Park, wanting the Park to be a “democratic playground” where everyone was equal
Question 35: This summer we have a fabulous range of adventure holiday climbing up mountains or flying off them
Question 36: 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 36 to 42
Grand Canyon, great gorge of the Colorado River, one of the natural wonders of the world. The canyon shows in its rocks the repeated geological sequence of uplift, erosion (due to the river's constant wearing force), submergence, and deposition of materials. The multi-coloured rocks, the steep and embayed rims, and the isolated towers, mesas, "temples," and other eroded rock forms catch the contrast of sun and shadow and glow with changing hues of great beauty. Plant life on the canyon walls varies from subtropical at the base to subarctic near the rims. Hundreds of ancient pueblos dot the lower canyon walls and the rim. The Havasupai people still occupy a part of the canyon, and the Hualapai reservation encompasses much of the south rim. (The Hualapai now operate a visitors center, including a skywalk projecting over the canyon rim.) The first European to see the canyon was the Spanish explorer García López de Cárdenas in 1540. In 1869 the U.S. explorer John Wesley Powell became the first person to lead a party through the canyon bottom in a boat.
The Grand Canyon was set aside by the U.S. government in 1908 as a national monument . In 1919 an expanded area was designated Grand Canyon National Park. The park was enlarged in 1975 to include other areas, such as Marble Canyon and parts of Glen Canyon and Lake Mead. Along the forested northern rim and the more accessible southern rim are numerous lookouts, and trails wind to the canyon floor. Raft and boat excursions along the canyon's river bottom are popular. In 2000 the lands north of the western portion of the canyon, an area almost the size of the park, were designated Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
Question 37: The word “isolated” in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to _____
Question 38: The word “monument” in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to _____
Question 39: Who was the first foreign nationality to discover the Grand Canyon?
Question 40: The word “subtropical” in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to _____
Question 41: “geological” in paragraph 1 refers to
Question 42: What’s type of part was led by John Lesley Powell?
Question 43: 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 43 to 50
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Incan settlement, one of the few that remain intact. Situated on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains, it was probably built as a royal retreat for the Incan emperor Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, not intended to be visited by the masses. In use from the mid-15th century to the mid-16th century, it was eventually abandoned, although the reason is not clear.
Though the Incan empire was conquered by the Spanish in 1532, the conquistadors did not find the site; it was eventually “discovered” in 1911. The architecture was integrated into the natural terrain, its walls and terraces cut into the rock. Today, it is reached either by hiking up the Incan trail through the Andes or by train.
In order to better preserve the structures, the Peruvian government has started to limit the amount of time tourists may spend at the site.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
Question 44: Where is Machu Picchu located?
Question 45: The word “eventually” in paragraph is closet in meaning to
Question 46: The word “integrated” in paragraph is closet in meaning to
Question 47: According to the passage, what was Machu Picchu probably built for?
Question 48: The word “conquered” in paragraph is closet in meaning to
Question 49: The word “it” refers to ____
Question 50: How does the Peruvian government preserve the structure?