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  • 1. 

    International trade in the world's 20-odd varieties of sturgeon _____ by the United Nations since 1998, after a drastic rise in poaching.

    • A.

      is controlled

    • B.

      is supported

    • C.

      Has been regulated

    • D.

      Has been promoted

    Correct Answer
    C. Has been regulated
    Explanation
    International trade in the world's 20-odd varieties of sturgeon has been regulated by the United Nations since 1998, after a drastic rise in poaching. This means that the United Nations has implemented rules and regulations to control and monitor the trade of sturgeon species. The aim is to prevent overexploitation and illegal trade, which were causing a decline in sturgeon populations. The regulation ensures that trade is conducted sustainably and legally, protecting these endangered species.

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  • 2. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.     Crushed ice is use to cool drinks, and is often applied to injuries where there is swelling, to remove excess heat generated in the tissues.  

    • A.

      Use

    • B.

      is often

    • C.

      Where there is

    • D.

      generated

    Correct Answer
    A. Use
    Explanation
    it should be 'used'

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  • 3. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.Japan's latitudinal spread, ranging from subtropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north, makes that a wide diversity of flora and fauna

    • A.

      Latitudinal spread

    • B.

      Subtropical

    • C.

      Makes that

    • D.

      Wide diversity

    Correct Answer
    C. Makes that
    Explanation
    it should be 'makes for'

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct answerFood is, after all, an important part of Chinese culture and mission controllers say it is important _____ China's space pioneers do not go hungry.

    • A.

      To ensure that

    • B.

      So that

    • C.

      Make sure

    • D.

      that food is provided for

    Correct Answer
    A. To ensure that
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to ensure that". In this sentence, the phrase "it is important" indicates that there is a need or requirement. The word "ensure" means to make certain or guarantee. Therefore, the phrase "to ensure that" fits well in the sentence to convey the idea that it is necessary to guarantee that China's space pioneers do not go hungry.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct answerThe 2000 Census showed that married couples _____ half of the 2 million households in the state, and 46 percent of those couples had children under roof.

    • A.

      and made up

    • B.

      To make up

    • C.

      Made up

    • D.

      Which they made up

    Correct Answer
    C. Made up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "made up". This is because the phrase "made up" is used to indicate the composition or proportion of something. In this case, it is stating that married couples accounted for or constituted half of the 2 million households in the state. The phrase "made up" is commonly used in this context to describe the percentage or portion of a group.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct answerApple Computer has unveiled its new desktop computer design, _____ all disk drives and processors into a flat display less than two inches thick

    • A.

      Which includes

    • B.

      Enclosing

    • C.

      which contains

    • D.

      Which integrates

    Correct Answer
    D. Which integrates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which integrates" because it suggests that Apple Computer's new desktop computer design combines or merges all disk drives and processors into a flat display less than two inches thick. This implies that the components are seamlessly incorporated into the display, resulting in a sleek and compact design.

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  • 7. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.Greece's achievement in the 2004 Olympics raise anew the question of whetherAthens should be the permanent home of the Games.

    • A.

      Achievement in the

    • B.

      Whether

    • C.

      Raise anew

    • D.

      Should be

    Correct Answer
    C. Raise anew
    Explanation
    it should be 'raises anew'

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  • 8. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.After a muscle fiber has worked intensely for while, it begins to lose potassium,and that dampens the fiber's ability to contract.

    • A.

      While

    • B.

      After a

    • C.

      And that

    • D.

      Ability to

    Correct Answer
    C. And that
    Explanation
    The underlined section "and that" is the correct answer. It is not grammatically incorrect or unclear in any way.

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  • 9. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong. For decades the food industry has been known for serving up sugary or fat-laden products, promote with ceaseless advertising.

    • A.

      For decades

    • B.

      Has been known

    • C.

      Promote with

    • D.

      Ceaseless

    Correct Answer
    C. Promote with
    Explanation
    The underlined section "promote with" is the correct answer because it does not fit grammatically in the sentence. The correct form should be "promoted with."

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct answer_____ are poor observers of their child's behavior so deviant behavior reaches unmanageable proportions.

    • A.

      Parents

    • B.

      Parents that

    • C.

      When parents

    • D.

      If parents

    Correct Answer
    A. Parents
    Explanation
    Parents are poor observers of their child's behavior, so deviant behavior reaches unmanageable proportions.

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  • 11. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.The Eiffel Tower was built the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.

    • A.

      Was built

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      commemorating

    • D.

      the

    Correct Answer
    A. Was built
    Explanation
    it should be 'was built for'

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  • 12. 

    There are 4 underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong. A no-smoking program has help overweight people reduce their risk of heart attacks or their need for surgery by 63 percent.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      Help

    • C.

      Reduce

    • D.

      Need

    Correct Answer
    B. Help
    Explanation
    The underlined section "help" is incorrect. It should be "has helped" instead of just "help". The correct sentence should be "A no-smoking program has helped overweight people reduce their risk of heart attacks or their need for surgery by 63 percent."

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  • 13. 

    Choose the correct answerThe number of girls in school and women in parliaments has risen, and their overall access to contraception has improved in the past decade, _____ new report. 

    • A.

      according a

    • B.

      Published in a

    • C.

      According to a

    • D.

      Stated in a

    Correct Answer
    C. According to a
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the phrase "according to a" is used to introduce information or a statement that is based on a particular source or report. In this case, the information about the rise in the number of girls in school, women in parliaments, and improved access to contraception is based on a specific report.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the correct answerThe hospital is now discounting 10 standard operations and _____ , ranging from having a baby and treating a cataract to undergoing a heart bypass.

    • A.

      Procedures

    • B.

      equipment

    • C.

      visits

    • D.

      Medication

    Correct Answer
    A. Procedures
    Explanation
    a procedure is a minor operation

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  • 15. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
  • 16. 

    Choose the correct answerAstronomers on _____ announced the discovery of a new -- and possibly abundant -- class of planets that has more in common with Earth than the uninhabitable gas giants previously discovered.

    • A.

      University research labs

    • B.

      Tuesday

    • C.

      NASA

    • D.

      observatories

    Correct Answer
    B. Tuesday
    Explanation
    Astronomers announced the discovery of a new class of planets that has more similarities with Earth than the previously discovered gas giants. This announcement was made on Tuesday.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the correct answerAcross the country, recreational and commercial fishers have been pointing fingers for decades over which group is responsible for _____ stocks of sports fish.

    • A.

      Increasing

    • B.

      Growing

    • C.

      Dwindling

    • D.

      reduce

    Correct Answer
    C. Dwindling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dwindling". The sentence suggests that recreational and commercial fishers have been blaming each other for the declining numbers of sports fish. Therefore, the word "dwindling" fits best as it means decreasing or becoming smaller in number.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the correct answerLong hours and unsociable shifts _____ take their toll on health, relationships and family life.

    • A.

      must

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      are able to

    • D.

      Shouldn't

    Correct Answer
    B. Can
    Explanation
    Long hours and unsociable shifts can take their toll on health, relationships, and family life. This means that it is possible for long hours and unsociable shifts to have negative effects on one's health, relationships, and family life. It implies that these factors have the potential to cause harm or damage in these areas.

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  • 19. 

    Choose the correct answerBy far the most noticeable blemishes on the surface of the Sun _____ sunspots.

    • A.

      are

    • B.

      the

    • C.

      That are

    • D.

      in the

    Correct Answer
    A. are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are". This is because the sentence is discussing the most noticeable blemishes on the surface of the Sun, which are sunspots. The verb "are" is used to indicate that sunspots are the blemishes being referred to.

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  • 20. 

    Choose the correct answerNearly all the brown bears in the United States _____ in Alaska, which has an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 brown bears, also called grizzlies.

    • A.

      Are resident

    • B.

      Live

    • C.

      reside

    • D.

      inhabit

    Correct Answer
    B. Live
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "live". This is because the sentence is talking about the location where the brown bears are found in the United States, and "live" is the most appropriate verb to describe their presence in Alaska. The other options, "are resident", "reside", and "inhabit", could also be used in this context, but "live" is the simplest and most common way to express the idea.

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  • 21. 

    Choose the correct answerThe problems of squaring a pan-European agenda with the national interests of 25 separate countries _____ the process of integration a slow, complex and at times divisive one.

    • A.

      causes

    • B.

      Often affect

    • C.

      Have made

    • D.

      Resulting in

    Correct Answer
    C. Have made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have made". This is because the phrase "the problems of squaring a pan-European agenda with the national interests of 25 separate countries" refers to the difficulties or challenges faced in aligning the European agenda with the individual interests of each country. The phrase "have made" indicates that these problems or challenges have contributed to or caused the process of integration to become slow, complex, and sometimes divisive.

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