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  • 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.

    • A.

      CanOE

    • B.

      TOE

    • C.

      FOE

    • D.

      BlOW

    Correct Answer
    A. CanOE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is canOE. In this question, we are asked to identify the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation. The underlined part in canOE is pronounced as /əʊ/, while the underlined parts in tOE, fOE, and blOW are pronounced as /oʊ/. Therefore, canOE is the correct answer as it has a different pronunciation from the other three words.

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  • 2. 

    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.

    • A.

      WEIgh

    • B.

      EIght

    • C.

      HEIght

    • D.

      FrEIght

    Correct Answer
    C. HEIght
    Explanation
    The word "hEIght" differs in pronunciation from the other three options. The underlined part in "hEIght" is pronounced with a long "i" sound, while the underlined parts in "wEIgh," "EIght," and "frEIght" are all pronounced with a long "a" sound.

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  • 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.

    • A.

      Alcohol

    • B.

      Legitimate

    • C.

      Prominent

    • D.

      Legendary

    Correct Answer
    B. Legitimate
    Explanation
    The word "legitimate" differs from the other three words in terms of the position of primary stress. In "legitimate," the primary stress falls on the second syllable, while in the other three words, the primary stress falls on the first syllable.

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  • 4. 

    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.

    • A.

      Consolidate

    • B.

      Conference

    • C.

      Confidence

    • D.

      Context

    Correct Answer
    A. Consolidate
    Explanation
    The word "consolidate" differs from the other three words in terms of the position of primary stress. In "consolidate," the primary stress falls on the second syllable, while in "conference," "confidence," and "context," the primary stress falls on the first syllable.

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  • 5. 

    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.Either the carpenters or the electrician can store their tools in the shed, but there is no room for both sets. 

    • A.

      Either

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      In the shed

    • D.

      There is

    Correct Answer
    A. Either
    Explanation
    The word "either" is used correctly in the sentence. It is used to present a choice between two options (the carpenters or the electrician). Therefore, no correction is needed for the underlined part.

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  • 6. 

    When radio programs became popular, approximately around 1925, many people stopped attending movies.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      Became

    • C.

      Approximately

    • D.

      Attending

    Correct Answer
    C. Approximately
    Explanation
    The word "approximately" in the given sentence suggests that the exact year when radio programs became popular is not known. However, it indicates that around 1925, when radio programs started gaining popularity, a significant number of people stopped going to the movies. This implies that the rise of radio programs as a form of entertainment had a negative impact on the attendance of movie theaters.

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  • 7. 

    Charles Babbage is generally considered having invented the first computer.

    • A.

      Generally

    • B.

      considered

    • C.

      Having invented

    • D.

      First

    Correct Answer
    C. Having invented
    Explanation
    The word "having invented" suggests that Charles Babbage is credited with the invention of the first computer. The use of the present participle "having" indicates that the act of inventing the first computer is attributed to Babbage. The word "generally" implies that this is a widely accepted belief or consensus among scholars and experts in the field. Therefore, the correct answer is "having invented."

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  • 8. 

    Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.8. Many pop and rock stars love being the____of attention.

    • A.

      Middle

    • B.

      Centre

    • C.

      Element

    • D.

      Point

    Correct Answer
    B. Centre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "centre" because the sentence is referring to pop and rock stars enjoying being the focus or main attraction. The word "centre" suggests being at the core or central position, which aligns with the idea of being the center of attention.

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  • 9. 

    My grandma is the kindest woman I know, she’d do anything for anybody, she really has a heart of_____.

    • A.

      Steel

    • B.

      Silver

    • C.

      gold

    • D.

      stone

    Correct Answer
    C. gold
    Explanation
    The phrase "she really has a heart of gold" is a commonly used expression to describe someone who is exceptionally kind and generous. In this context, it means that the speaker's grandma is extremely compassionate and selfless, always willing to help others. The word "gold" is used metaphorically to represent the value and preciousness of her kind-hearted nature.

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  • 10. 

    We were facing the ____competition imaginable.

    • A.

      Hardest

    • B.

      Strictest

    • C.

      fullest

    • D.

      Stiffest

    Correct Answer
    D. Stiffest
    Explanation
    The word "stiffest" is the correct answer because it means the most difficult or challenging. In the given sentence, it implies that the competition they were facing was extremely tough and demanding. The other options, "hardest," "strictest," and "fullest," do not convey the same level of difficulty as "stiffest" does.

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  • 11. 

    In her speech the Prime Minister ____tribute to the valuable contributions to society made by voluntary organisations.

    • A.

      Gave

    • B.

      Brought

    • C.

      Sent

    • D.

      Paid

    Correct Answer
    D. Paid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "paid". In this context, "paid" means to give recognition or acknowledgment. The Prime Minister "paid tribute" means that she acknowledged and praised the valuable contributions made by voluntary organizations.

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  • 12. 

    Driving through Rome, I was____for a second and ended up going into the bank of the car in front!

    • A.

      Disturbed

    • B.

      Distracted

    • C.

      Got in the way of

    • D.

      Engrossed

    Correct Answer
    B. Distracted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "distracted". This is because the sentence suggests that the person was not paying attention while driving through Rome and ended up colliding with the car in front of them.

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  • 13. 

    The teacher asked us to talk about the_____of industrial development.

    • A.

      A piece of cake

    • B.

      Odds and ends

    • C.

      Pros and cons

    • D.

      Ups and downs

    Correct Answer
    C. Pros and cons
    Explanation
    The phrase "pros and cons" is commonly used to discuss the advantages and disadvantages or the positive and negative aspects of a particular topic. In this context, the teacher is asking the students to discuss both the benefits and drawbacks of industrial development.

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  • 14. 

    Everthing should be all right now but, of course, call us again if____too noisy in the hall.

    • A.

      It will be

    • B.

      There is

    • C.

      It is

    • D.

      There would be

    Correct Answer
    C. It is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it is" because the sentence is referring to the present situation. The phrase "everything should be all right now" suggests that the current conditions are expected to be satisfactory. Therefore, if the hall is still too noisy, it implies that the noise is currently present, indicating that "it is" noisy in the hall.

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  • 15. 

    The company had sent the advertisement to the newspaper when they realised they’d mistyped the salary they were offering for the position. Luckily, they____the newspaper to correct their mistake before they printed it.

    • A.

      Could have asked

    • B.

      Must have asked

    • C.

      Were able to ask

    • D.

      Might have asked

    Correct Answer
    C. Were able to ask
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were able to ask". This is because the sentence is referring to the company's ability to request the newspaper to correct their mistake. "Were able to ask" indicates that they had the capability or opportunity to make the request.

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  • 16. 

    She showed_____intelligence in the handling of the affair.

    • A.

      A superior

    • B.

      Superior

    • C.

      The superior

    • D.

      Such superior an

    Correct Answer
    B. Superior
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "superior" because it is used as an adjective to describe the type of intelligence she displayed in handling the affair. It suggests that her intelligence was of a higher quality or level compared to others.

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  • 17. 

    ____you eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and get plenty of ecxercise can you be really healthy.

    • A.

      Suppose that

    • B.

      Only if

    • C.

      Provided

    • D.

      Unless

    Correct Answer
    B. Only if
    Explanation
    The word "only if" in the given sentence suggests a condition that must be met in order to achieve a specific outcome. In this case, it implies that being really healthy is possible only if you eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and get plenty of exercise. It indicates that these actions are essential for achieving good health.

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  • 18. 

    In all social systems, there is minority group which is looked____by others in that culture and kept____og mainstream society.

    • A.

      Through...back

    • B.

      Down on...out

    • C.

      Back on...up

    • D.

      Out for...down

    Correct Answer
    B. Down on...out
    Explanation
    In all social systems, there is a minority group which is looked down on by others in that culture and kept out of mainstream society. This means that the minority group is treated with disdain and disapproval by the majority, which leads to their exclusion and marginalization from the larger society.

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  • 19. 

    The old man drove the burglars____his home ____firing his gun at them.

    • A.

      Towards – upon

    • B.

      From – by

    • C.

      Into – with

    • D.

      Out of – in

    Correct Answer
    B. From – by
    Explanation
    The phrase "from - by" is the correct answer because it suggests that the old man drove the burglars away or out of his home by firing his gun at them. The use of "from" indicates the direction or movement away from his home, while "by" suggests the means or method he used to accomplish this, which was firing his gun.

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  • 20. 

    – Do you think it’s going to rain? -____.

    • A.

      I hope not

    • B.

      I don’t hope

    • C.

      I don’t hope so

    • D.

      I don’t hope that

    Correct Answer
    A. I hope not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I hope not" because the speaker is expressing their desire for it not to rain. The phrase "I hope not" is a common way to indicate a negative hope or desire. The other options do not accurately convey the speaker's sentiment.

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  • 21. 

    – Are these street maps free? -____.

    • A.

      Serve youself

    • B.

      Help yourself

    • C.

      Please

    • D.

      Take it

    Correct Answer
    B. Help yourself
    Explanation
    The phrase "help yourself" is the correct answer because it is a common expression used to indicate that something is available for anyone to take or use without needing to ask permission. In this context, it suggests that the street maps are free and can be taken by anyone without any restrictions.

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  • 22. 

    Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.They plan to erect an office block here.

    • A.

      Buy

    • B.

      Rent

    • C.

      Find

    • D.

      Build

    Correct Answer
    D. Build
    Explanation
    The word "erect" in the sentence suggests that they plan to construct or build an office block in this location. The closest word in meaning to "erect" is "build".

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  • 23. 

    Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.– Can I have a rise? – Out of the questions!

    • A.

      What a stupid thing to ask for!

    • B.

      Impossible

    • C.

      I don’t understand exactly what you mean

    • D.

      Of course!

    Correct Answer
    B. Impossible
    Explanation
    The word "impossible" is the closest in meaning to the phrase "out of the question" in the given context. It indicates that the request for a rise is not feasible or cannot be granted.

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  • 24. 

    Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.Her thoughless comments made him very angry.

    • A.

      Kind

    • B.

      Honest

    • C.

      Thoughtful

    • D.

      Pleasant

    Correct Answer
    C. Thoughtful
    Explanation
    The word "thoughtless" means lacking consideration or care for others. The word "thoughtful" means considerate or showing concern for others. Therefore, "thoughtful" is the word closest in meaning to "thoughtless" in this context.

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  • 25. 

    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.Don’t tease her, she is fragile

    • A.

      Strong

    • B.

      Breakable

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Pissed off

    Correct Answer
    A. Strong
    Explanation
    The word "fragile" means delicate or easily broken. The opposite of fragile is "strong," which means having the ability to withstand force or pressure. Therefore, the correct answer is "strong."

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  • 26. 

    Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.Ironically, the new model is nowhere near as reliable as the old one.

    • A.

      Ironically, the old model is far superior to the new one.

    • B.

      Ironically, the old model is far reliable as the new one.

    • C.

      Ironically, the old model is much more superior to the new one.

    • D.

      Ironically, the new model is not as reliable as the old one.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ironically, the new model is not as reliable as the old one.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ironically, the new model is not as reliable as the old one." This sentence conveys the meaning that the old model is more reliable than the new one, using the phrase "not as" to indicate a lesser degree of reliability.

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  • 27. 

    His behavior was rather a shock to me. 

    • A.

      His behavior took me away.

    • B.

      His behavior took me aback.

    • C.

      I find his behavior not a shock at all.

    • D.

      I was rather displeased with his behavior.

    Correct Answer
    B. His behavior took me aback.
    Explanation
    The phrase "took me aback" means to surprise or shock someone. In this context, the speaker is expressing that the person's behavior was unexpected and caught them off guard. The phrase "took me away" does not convey the same meaning and is not a suitable explanation. The phrase "not a shock at all" indicates that the behavior was not surprising, which contradicts the given statement. The phrase "rather displeased" suggests a negative reaction but does not specifically indicate shock or surprise.

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  • 28. 

    They couldn't climb up the mountain because of the storm.

    • A.

      The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.

    • B.

      The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.

    • C.

      Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.

    • D.

      The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.

    Correct Answer
    B. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain." This answer correctly conveys that the storm affected their motivation or determination to climb the mountain. The other options either incorrectly use the word "impossible" or use awkward phrasing to convey the same meaning.

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  • 29. 

    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.He couldn't speaking French; therefore, he was not employed.

    • A.

      Had he not been able to speak French, he would have been employed.

    • B.

      His being able to speaking French was a enormous advantage, but he couldn't get the job.

    • C.

      Not being able to speak French prevented him from being employed.

    • D.

      The job he applied for required the ability to speak French fluently.

    Correct Answer
    C. Not being able to speak French prevented him from being employed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Not being able to speak French prevented him from being employed." This sentence combines the two given sentences by expressing the idea that his inability to speak French was the reason why he was not employed.

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  • 30. 

    John jogs every morning. It is very good for his health.

    • A.

      John jogs every morning, which is good for his health.

    • B.

      John jogs every morning and is good for his health.

    • C.

      John jogs every morning, that is very good for his health.

    • D.

      John jogs every morning, but it is good for his health.

    Correct Answer
    A. John jogs every morning, which is good for his health.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "John jogs every morning, which is good for his health." This answer correctly uses the relative pronoun "which" to connect the two independent clauses and show that John's morning jogs are good for his health.

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  • 31. 

    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.24. Her thoughless comments made him very angry.

    • A.

      Kind

    • B.

      Honest

    • C.

      Thoughtful

    • D.

      Pleasant

    Correct Answer
    A. Kind
    Explanation
    The word "opposite" means having a contrary or reverse effect or meaning. In this case, the underlined word "thoughtless" means lacking consideration or concern for others. The opposite of "thoughtless" would be "thoughtful", which means showing careful consideration or attention. Therefore, the correct answer is "thoughtful".

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