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  • 1. 

    Juan___________ in the library this morning.

    • A.

      Is study

    • B.

      Studying

    • C.

      Is studying

    • D.

      Are studying

    Correct Answer
    C. Is studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is studying" because the subject "Juan" is singular and requires the singular form of the verb "to study." The present progressive tense is also used to indicate an action that is happening at the current moment, which fits the context of the sentence as it refers to what Juan is doing in the library this morning.

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  • 2. 

    Alicia, __________ the windows please. It's too hot in here.

    • A.

      Opens

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      Opened

    • D.

      Will opened

    Correct Answer
    B. Open
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "open" because it is the imperative form of the verb "to open" which is used to give a command or instruction. In this sentence, Alicia is being asked to perform the action of opening the windows in order to alleviate the heat in the room.

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  • 3. 

    The movie was __________ the book.

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      As good

    • C.

      Good as

    • D.

      As good as

    Correct Answer
    D. As good as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as good as." This phrase is used to compare the movie and the book, indicating that they are of equal quality or excellence.

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  • 4. 

    Eli's hobbies include jogging, swimming, and __________.

    • A.

      To climb mountains

    • B.

      Climb mountains

    • C.

      To climb

    • D.

      Climbing mountains

    Correct Answer
    D. Climbing mountains
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that Eli's hobbies include jogging and swimming, and the missing hobby should be related to climbing mountains. Among the options provided, "climbing mountains" is the only one that fits this criteria. It is a gerund phrase that indicates the action of climbing mountains, which is a suitable hobby for Eli based on the information given.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. Hawkins requests that someone _________ the data by fax immediately.

    • A.

      Sent

    • B.

      Sends

    • C.

      Send

    • D.

      To send

    Correct Answer
    C. Send
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "send". In this sentence, Mr. Hawkins is making a request for someone to perform the action of sending the data by fax immediately. The word "send" is the base form of the verb and is used to express the action that needs to be done.

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  • 6. 

    Who is ____________ , Marina or James?

    • A.

      Tallest

    • B.

      Tall

    • C.

      Taller

    • D.

      The taller

    Correct Answer
    C. Taller
    Explanation
    The word "taller" is the comparative form of the adjective "tall." In this question, we are comparing the heights of Marina and James. The correct answer "taller" indicates that one of them is taller than the other. Without any additional context, it is not possible to determine who is taller between Marina and James.

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  • 7. 

    The concert will begin ________ fifteen minutes.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      About

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because it indicates the starting time of the concert. "In" is commonly used to express a specific amount of time before an event or activity begins. In this case, it implies that the concert will start after a time period of fifteen minutes.

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  • 8. 

    Each of the Olympic athletes ____________ for months, even years.

    • A.

      Have been training

    • B.

      Were training

    • C.

      Has been training

    • D.

      Been training

    Correct Answer
    C. Has been training
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been training" because it is the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. In this case, the Olympic athletes have been training for months or even years, indicating a continuous action that started in the past and is still happening in the present.

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  • 9. 

    You were ____________ the Head Office before 2 p.m.

    • A.

      Suppose call

    • B.

      Supposed to call

    • C.

      Supposed calling

    • D.

      Supposed call

    Correct Answer
    B. Supposed to call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "supposed to call" because it is the correct form of the phrase to indicate an obligation or expectation. In this sentence, it implies that the person had an obligation or expectation to make a call to the Head Office before 2 p.m.

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  • 10. 

    Maria __________ never late for work.

    • A.

      Am

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    D. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "Maria" is singular and requires a singular verb. In this case, "is" is the correct form of the verb "to be" in the present tense.

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  • 11. 

    The bus ___________ arrives late during bad weather.

    • A.

      Every week

    • B.

      Later

    • C.

      Yesterday

    • D.

      Always

    Correct Answer
    D. Always
    Explanation
    The word "always" indicates that the bus consistently arrives late during bad weather. This suggests that regardless of the specific circumstances or conditions, the bus is consistently delayed when there is bad weather.

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  • 12. 

    Peter says he can't ___________ our invitation to dinner tonight. 

    • A.

      Receive

    • B.

      Except

    • C.

      Accept

    • D.

      Agree

    Correct Answer
    C. Accept
    Explanation
    Peter says he can't "accept" our invitation to dinner tonight. "Accept" means to agree to receive or take something that is offered. In this context, Peter is declining or refusing the invitation, indicating that he cannot agree to attend the dinner.

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  • 13. 

    The rate of ___________ has been fluctuating wildly this week.

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Bills

    • C.

      Change

    • D.

      Exchange

    Correct Answer
    D. Exchange
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exchange" because the sentence mentions that the rate has been fluctuating wildly, which implies a change in value. The word "exchange" is commonly used to describe the fluctuation of currency rates, indicating that the sentence is referring to the exchange rate.

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  • 14. 

    The chairperson will ____________ members to the subcommittee.

    • A.

      Appoint

    • B.

      Disappoint

    • C.

      Disappointed

    • D.

      Appointment

    Correct Answer
    A. Appoint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "appoint." The word "appoint" means to select or designate someone for a position or task. In this context, the chairperson will choose or assign members to the subcommittee. The other options, "disappoint," "disappointed," and "appointment," do not fit the sentence grammatically or logically.

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  • 15. 

    The critics had to admit that the ballet ______________ was superb.

    • A.

      Session

    • B.

      Performance

    • C.

      Presentation

    • D.

      Practice

    Correct Answer
    B. Performance
    Explanation
    The word "ballet" suggests that the missing word should be related to a type of artistic or theatrical event. Out of the given options, "performance" is the most suitable choice as it refers to a specific instance of a ballet being presented on stage. The word "superb" further emphasizes the excellence of the ballet, confirming that "performance" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Question 16 & 17 is based on the passage below: Date:      May 16, 1998 To:         Megan Fallerman From:     Steven Roberts Subject:  Staff Meeting Please be prepared to give your presentation on the monthly sales figures at our upcoming staff meeting. In addition to the accurate accounting of expenditures for the monthly sales, be ready to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations as well as possible trends in future customer spending. Thank you. The main focus of the presentation will be ______________.

    • A.

      Monthly expenditures

    • B.

      Monthly salary figures

    • C.

      Monthly sales figures

    • D.

      Staff meeting presentations

    Correct Answer
    C. Monthly sales figures
    Explanation
    The main focus of the presentation will be the monthly sales figures. This is indicated in the passage where Megan is asked to give a presentation on the monthly sales figures at the upcoming staff meeting. The passage also mentions that she should be prepared to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations in sales and trends in future customer spending, further emphasizing that the main focus is on the monthly sales figures.

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  • 17. 

    Question 16 & 17 is based on the passage below: Date:      May 16, 1998 To:         Megan Fallerman From:     Steven Roberts Subject:  Staff Meeting Please be prepared to give your presentation on the monthly sales figures at our upcoming staff meeting. In addition to the accurate accounting of expenditures for the monthly sales, be ready to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations as well as possible trends in future customer spending. Thank you. Who will give the presentation?

    • A.

      The company president

    • B.

      Megan Fallerman

    • C.

      Steven Roberts

    • D.

      Future customers

    Correct Answer
    B. Megan Fallerman
    Explanation
    Megan Fallerman will give the presentation. This is indicated in the passage where Steven Roberts, the sender of the message, specifically mentions that Megan Fallerman should be prepared to give her presentation on the monthly sales figures at the upcoming staff meeting.

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  • 18. 

    Question 18, 19 & 20 is based on the passage below: Spend ten romantic days enjoying the lush countryside of southern England. The counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex invite you to enjoy their castles and coastline, their charming bed and breakfast inns, their museums and their cathedrals. Spend lazy days watching the clouds drift by or spend active days hiking the glorious hills. These fields were home to Thomas Hardy, and the ports launched ships that shaped world history. Bed and breakfasts abound, ranging from quiet farmhouses to lofty castles. Our tour begins August 15. Call or fax us today for more information 1-800-222-XXXX. Enrollment is limited, so please call soon. Which of the following counties is not included in the tour?

    • A.

      Devon

    • B.

      Cornwall

    • C.

      Essex

    • D.

      Hampshire

    Correct Answer
    B. Cornwall
    Explanation
    The passage mentions that the tour includes the counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex. Therefore, Cornwall is not included in the tour.

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  • 19. 

    Question 18, 19 & 20 is based on the passage below: Spend ten romantic days enjoying the lush countryside of southern England. The counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex invite you to enjoy their castles and coastline, their charming bed and breakfast inns, their museums and their cathedrals. Spend lazy days watching the clouds drift by or spend active days hiking the glorious hills. These fields were home to Thomas Hardy, and the ports launched ships that shaped world history. Bed and breakfasts abound, ranging from quiet farmhouses to lofty castles. Our tour begins August 15. Call or fax us today for more information 1-800-222-XXXX. Enrollment is limited, so please call soon. How many people can go on this tour?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      An unlimited number

    • C.

      2-8

    • D.

      A limited number

    Correct Answer
    D. A limited number
    Explanation
    The passage states that enrollment for the tour is limited, indicating that there is a restriction on the number of people who can go on the tour. Therefore, the correct answer is "a limited number."

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  • 20. 

    Question 18, 19 & 20 is based on the passage below: Spend ten romantic days enjoying the lush countryside of southern England. The counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex invite you to enjoy their castles and coastline, their charming bed and breakfast inns, their museums and their cathedrals. Spend lazy days watching the clouds drift by or spend active days hiking the glorious hills. These fields were home to Thomas Hardy, and the ports launched ships that shaped world history. Bed and breakfasts abound, ranging from quiet farmhouses to lofty castles. Our tour begins August 15. Call or fax us today for more information 1-800-222-XXXX. Enrollment is limited, so please call soon. What can we infer about this area of southern England?

    • A.

      The region has lots of vegetation.

    • B.

      The coast often has harsh weather.

    • C.

      The sun is hot and the air is dry.

    • D.

      The land is flat.

    Correct Answer
    A. The region has lots of vegetation.
    Explanation
    Based on the passage, we can infer that the area of southern England mentioned in the passage has lots of vegetation. The passage mentions the lush countryside, glorious hills, and fields that were home to Thomas Hardy. These descriptions suggest a landscape filled with greenery and plant life.

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