English A-level Entrance Test 2018

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English A-level Entrance Test 2018 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Write a short essay answering the question below. Write 150 words or more. Make sure that your essay has an introduction, some arguments and a conclusion.   What do you think is the best way to learn a language? Why?
  • 2. 
    Choose one correct answer.They ______________ personal computers when my father was a student.
    • A. 

      Didn't have

    • B. 

      Hadn't

    • C. 

      Haven't had

    • D. 

      Weren't having

  • 3. 
    Choose one correct answer. Over there is Mrs. Ferret, as usual in vintage jeans. She has more pairs of vintage jeans than anyone I know. Every time I see her, she's wearing a different pair. She really does seem to have a penchant for vintage jeans. In this passage, have a penchant for means:
    • A. 

      Be fond of

    • B. 

      Be careful of

    • C. 

      Be doubtful of

    • D. 

      Be proud of

  • 4. 
    Choose one correct answer. The _________________ of dark red spots is one of the first signs of the disease.
    • A. 

      Appearing

    • B. 

      Appearance

    • C. 

      Disappearance

    • D. 

      Clearing

  • 5. 
    Choose one correct answer. __________________ this newspaper report, more women smoke than men nowadays.
    • A. 

      Apparently

    • B. 

      Supposedly

    • C. 

      According to

    • D. 

      Thanks to

  • 6. 
    Choose one correct answer. Scientists finally ___________ find a cure for the disease after ten years of research.
    • A. 

      Could

    • B. 

      Can

    • C. 

      Must to

    • D. 

      Managed to

  • 7. 
    Choose one correct answer. For those of you new to the company this leaflet is full of _______________
    • A. 

      Valuable information

    • B. 

      A valuable information

    • C. 

      The valuable information

    • D. 

      Information value

  • 8. 
    Choose one correct answer. You should go to Namibia. The scenery is ____________ stunning and the people are very friendly.
    • A. 

      Very

    • B. 

      Fairly

    • C. 

      Absolutely

    • D. 

      Rather

  • 9. 
    Choose one correct answer. If I hadn't broken up with Hannah last month, I  __________going out with her for two years.
    • A. 

      Would have been

    • B. 

      Had been

    • C. 

      Will have been

    • D. 

      Have been

  • 10. 
    Choose one correct answer. "Why did Jack quit his job?"      "He wanted to __________ his dream of opening his own cafe."
    • A. 

      Come true

    • B. 

      Increase

    • C. 

      Make sure

    • D. 

      Reailze

  • 11. 
    Choose one correct answer. When I arrived the lecture _______________ so I didn’t find it easy to follow.
    • A. 

      Started

    • B. 

      Had been starting

    • C. 

      Had started

    • D. 

      Has started

  • 12. 
    Choose one correct answer. I _______________ want to be a practicing doctor but I’m more interested in research now.
    • A. 

      Was used to

    • B. 

      Would

    • C. 

      Am used to

    • D. 

      Used to

  • 13. 
    Choose one correct answer. I’m aiming __________ a high grade in IELTS.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      For

    • D. 

      To

  • 14. 
    Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the list below. You may need to change the form of the word.decide     treat     recycle     found     immediate These drugs are the best medicine available as a _______________ at the moment.
  • 15. 
    Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the list below. You may need to change the form of the word.decide     treat     recycle     found     immediate We need to act ____________________ to reduce the harmful effects of the disaster.
  • 16. 
    Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the list below. You may need to change the form of the word. decide     treat     recycle     found     immediate Bill Gates and Paul Allen ________________ Microsoft in 1975.
  • 17. 
    Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the list below. You may need to change the form of the word. decide     treat     recycle     found     immediate It’s time for you to make a _____________
  • 18. 
    Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from the list below. You may need to change the form of the word. decide     treat     recycle     found     immediate Today many items such as plastic bottles and newspapers can be _____________ 
  • 19. 
    Listen to the text (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_2lyVJOC-uSkFOUVdVVHoyWms/view) and choose the correct answer. Feel free to take notes while listening. Sao Paolo was founded in _______
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1353

    • C. 

      1554

    • D. 

      1664

  • 20. 
    Listen to the text and choose the correct answer.The current population of the city is _______
    • A. 

      7.8 million

    • B. 

      16.5 million

    • C. 

      15.2 million

    • D. 

      19.8 million

  • 21. 
    Listen to the text and choose the correct answer.Sao Paolo _______
    • A. 

      Is the world largest city.

    • B. 

      Is a city with declining population.

    • C. 

      Isn’t growing.

    • D. 

      May soon become the fourth largest city in the world.

  • 22. 
    Listen to the text and answer the following question.Sao Paolo is important for manufacture of _______
  • 23. 
    Listen to the text and answer the following question.Also national centre for ________
  • 24. 
    Read the text.   Childhood obesity goes global   Childhood obesity is rapidly becoming a global epidemic. The US continues to lead the way, with as many as 37% of its children and adolescents carrying around too much fat. But other countries are rapidly catching up. According to statistics presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Finland, more than 20% of European youngsters between the ages of 5 and 17 are either overweight or obese. Asia lags behind the US and Europe in its obesity statistics, but Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines have all reported troubling increases in recent years. Up to 10% of China's 290 million children are already believed to be overweight or obese, and that percentage is expected to have doubled a decade from now. So across Asia too, childhood obesity is on the rise, and a less marked trend has been documented even in urbanised areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Why do children become obese? One important factor is insulin, a hormone which enables the body to store extra calories as fat. Physical exercise helps control insulin levels, while ingesting fat combined with starches and sugar can cause surges in insulin levels. A child who sits in front of the TV for hours on end, eating potato chips and doughnuts, is an ideal fat-storage machine. What is urgently needed is for schools, health professionals, parents and children to work together. Encouragingly, changing a family's lifestyle in healthy ways does not appear to be all that difficult: it involves regular exercise, slightly smaller portions and slightly different foods. And this, say health officials, is a message that badly needs to get out. Patterns of food consumption in Britain are changing rapidly. A major survey by research group Mintel shows that, for the first time, convenience meals account for the largest slice of all consumer spending on food - 30.1 per cent of the market. Over the past decade, pizza sales have risen by 98 per cent. Sales of pasta products have enjoyed a similar increase. But the trend has resulted in profound changes to eating habits. The proportion of adults who say they regularly eat a traditional Sunday dinner, with roast meat and vegetables, has fallen by ten per cent over the same period. Now less than half say they usually have a roast each week. Meat and fish account for a fifth of the UK's total food market, but the sector has shown no growth over the past decade. Spending on fruit and vegetables, meanwhile, has gone up by only six per cent - despite a huge government education campaign to get people eating more healthily. However, the Mintel survey found that 40 per cent of the population still consider themselves as 'traditionalist' diners. In contrast, 27 per cent are 'convenience seekers', who are happy heating up meals in the microwave. A growing proportion of consumers - 31 per cent - are classed as 'casual diners', people who skip breakfast and eat out most nights, not for pleasure but because they can't be bothered to cook. It is predicted that more people will become casual diners as changes in society see the size of households declining. This development, added to the increasing number of childless households, means that the pressure to cook a balanced meal has declined, Mintel suggests. Decide whether the statements given below are true (T), false (F) or there is no such information given in the text (NG). Just over one third of the total population of the US is overweight.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      NG

  • 25. 
    Read the text and decide whether the statements given below are true (T), false (F) or there is no such information given in the text (NG).   It is forecast that the proportion of overweight or obese children in China will reach 20% in ten years' time.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      NG

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