Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

Question 1:

A. farm
B. stayed
C. garden
D. harm

Question 2:

A. achieved
B. wanted
C. required
D. replied

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 3:

A. knowledge
B. careful
C. arrive
D. happen

Question 4:

A. solidarity
B. determination
C. organization
D. consideration

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Jim: “ This dictionary is for you. I hope you will find it useful."Mai:"______".

Question 5: Select the option that best completes the above exchange.

A. Thanks. I'll do it
B. No problem!
C. Thanks. It's very kind of you
D. Yes, please

Kate:" How lovely your cats are!"David: "__________"

Question 6: Select the option that best completes the above exchange.

A. I love them, too
B. Thank you, it is nice of you to say so
C. Can you say it again?
D. Really? They are

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 7: There was a long period without rain in the countryside last year so the harvest was poor

A. epidemic
B. famine
C. flood
D. drought

Question 8: How many countries took part in the last Olympic Games?

A. participated
B. performed
C. succeeded
D. hosted

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 9: "That is a well-behaved boy whose behaviour has nothing to complain about"

A. behaving cleverly
B. good behavior
C. behaving nice
D. behaving improperly

Question 10: When he passes the entrance exam, his parents will be walking on the air.

A. extremely happy
B. feeling extremely unhappy
C. feeling extremely airy
D. extremely light

Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 11: The boy waved his hands to his mother, who was standing at the school gate, to …………………. her attention.

A. pull
B. follow
C. tempt
D. attract

Question 12: He ……………. to the cinema yesterday evening.

A. has gone
B. goes
C. went
D. had gone

Question 13: Claire wanted to know what time…………………

A. the banks closed
B. the banks would close
C. did the banks close
D. do the banks close

Question 14: You stayed at home last night, ……………….?

A. didn't you
B. had you
C. did you
D. would you

Question 15: Sometimes she does not agree …….. her husband about child rearing but they soon find the solutions.

A. with
B. for
C. on
D. of

Question 16: In my free-time, I often help mom with………………….the house.

A. clean
B. to clean
C. cleans
D. cleaning

Question 17: I have lived here ……………….. 5 years.

A. on
B. for
C. since
D. from

Question 18: This is…………..most beautiful song I’ve ever listen to.

A. Ø
B. an
C. a
D. the

Question 19: Jim …………..…. a book at the moment.

A. is reading
B. had read
C. reads
D. has read

Question 20: My responsibility is to ………… little brothers.

A. take over
B. join hands
C. work together
D. take care of

Question 21: I asked him……….., but he said nothing

A. what’s the matter was
B. what was the matter
C. what the matter was
D. the matter was what

Question 22: He advised them ……………in class.

A. don’t talk
B. to not talk
C. not to talk
D. to talk not

Question 23: My sister is very fond …………..eating chocolate candy.

A. about
B. of
C. at
D. with

Question 24: We enjoy ………….. time together in the evening when the family members gather in the living room after a day of working hard.

A. caring
B. spending
C. doing
D. taking

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, c, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the following numbered blanks.

Earth is the only place we know of in the universe that can support human life.___ (25)____ human activities are making the planet less fit to live on.As the western world ___ (26)____ on consuming two-thirds of the world's resources while half of the world's opulation do so just to stay alive we are rapidly destroying the very resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper.Everywhere fertile soil is ___ (27)____ built on or washed into the sea.Renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover ___ (28)____.We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences.As a result, the planet's ability to support people is being reduced at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are ___ (29)____ increasingly heavy demands on it.

Question 25:

A. Although
B. Still
C. Yet
D. Despite

Question 26:

A. continues
B. carries
C. follows
D. repeats

Question 27:

A. sooner
B. neither
C. rather
D. either

Question 28:

A. greatly
B. utterly
C. completely
D. quite

Question 29:

A. making
B. doing
C. taking
D. having

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The Singapore Science Centre is located on a six-hectare site in Jurong.At the centre, we can discover the wonders of science and technology in a fun way.Clap your hands and colorful bulbs will light up.Start a wheel spinning and it will set off a fan churning.It is a place to answer our curiosity and capture our imagination.

The centre features over four hundred exhibits covering topics like solar radiation, communication, electronics, mathematics, nuclear energy and evolution.It aims to arouse interest in science and technology among us and the general public.The centre is the first science one to be established in South East Asia.It was opened in 1977 and it now receives an average of one thousand, two hundred visitors a day.The exhibits can be found in four exhibition galleries.They are the Lobby, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Aviation.These exhibits are renewed annually so as to encourage visitors to make return visits to the centre.

Instead of the usual “Hands off” notices found in exhibition halls, visitors are invited to touch and feel the exhibits, push the buttons, turn the cranks or pedals.This is an interesting way to learn science even if you hate the subject.A Discovery Centre was built for children between the ages of three and twelve.This new exhibition gallery was completed in 1985.Lately this year a stone-age exhibit was built.It shows us about the animals which were extinct and people.

Question 30: What can be the best title of the passage?.

A. Singapore Science Centre
B. Science Centre
C. Discovery Centre
D. Physical Sciences

Question 31: The word “It” in paragraph 2 refers to ________.

A. the centre
B. the general public
C. evolution
D. solar radiation

Question 32: According to the paragraph 2, which of the following is NOT true about the Singapore Science Centre?

A. Visitors are encouraged to return to the centre.
B. The centre was not opened until 1977.
C. The exhibits in the centre cover a wide range of topics.
D. The centre is the first one established in the world.

Question 33: It is stated in paragraph 2 that __________.

A. the science centre makes people interested in science and technology
B. only students can visit the science centre
C. visitors don’t want to come back to the science centre
D. there are only several exhibits in the science centre

Question 34: The author mentions all of the following in the passage EXCEPT_________.

A. The exhibits are renewed every year
B. The centre is located in Jurong
C. There are four exhibition galleries in the centre
D. D. The centre is the biggest in Asia

Smart cards and mobile phones are becoming an increasingly popular way to make all sorts of payments.Even now, in Japan thousands of transactions, from paying rail tickets to picking up the groceries, take place every day with customers passing their handsets across a small flat-screen device.And predictions in the world of finance reckon that payments using mobile phones will have risen to more than $50 billion in the very near future.

What's the appeal of e-cash?Compared to cheques or credit cards, it offers the speed of cash, but more so.It takes just one tenth of a second to complete most transactions and as no change is required, errors in counting are eliminated.Fraud and theft are also reduced and for the retailer, it reduces the cost of handling money.Sony's vision of having a chip embedded in computers, TVs and games consoles means that films, music and games can be paid for easily without having to input credit card details.And what about the future of the banks?Within their grip on the market, banks and credit-card firms want to be in a position to collect most of the fees from the users of mobile and contactless-payment systems.But the new system could prove to be a "disruptive technology" as far as the banks are concerned.If payments for a few coffees, a train ticket and a newspaper are made every day by a commuter with a mobile, this will not appear on their monthly credit card statements but on their mobile phone statements.And having spent fortunes on branding, credit-card companies and banks do not want to see other payment systems gaining popularity.It's too early to say whether banks will miss out and if so, by how much.However, quite a few American bankers are optimistic.They feel there is reason to be suspicious of those who predict that high-street banks may be a thing of the past.They point out that Internet banking did not result in the closure of their high-street branches as was predicted.On the contrary, more Americans than ever are using local branches. So, whether we'll become a totally cash-free society remains open to contention.

Question 35: What is the main idea of the first paragraph?

A. Predictions of future payment methods.
B. The increasing popularity of new payment methods.
C. The absence of traditional payment methods.
D. Japan's advanced forms of payment.

Question 36: Why does the author mention "a small flat-screen device" in the first paragraph?

A. to exemplify the e-cash system
B. to praise the e-cash system
C. to criticize the e-cash system
D. to inform the e-cash system

Question 37: Which of the following is NOT true about the strong point of e-cash?

A. reduced cost
B. no fraud
C. fewer mistakes
D. faster speed

Question 38: The word "embedded” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ________.

A. isolated
B. manufactured
C. generated
D. integrated

Question 39: The word "grip" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to ________.

A. power
B. success
C. wealth
D. range of branches

Question 40: The author mentions the case of commuters in the third paragraph to illustrate ___.

A. the banks' cooperation with credit-card companies
B. a possible drawback of the system
C. the modern technology of the e-cash system
D. the transferability of the system

Question 41: The word "their” in the third paragraph refers to ________.

A. credit cards
B. high-street banks
C. American bankers
D. Internet banking

Question 42: How does the writer seem to feel about the future of banks?

A. neutral
B. optimistic
C. uncertain
D. pessimistic

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.

Question 43: It isn't just that the level of education of this school is high. It's that it's also been consistent for years.

A. It isn't fair to deny that this school is successful, as it has had the same high standards for many years now.
B. The standard of education is not high in this school, but at least all the students are at the same
C. The level of education in this school, which is usually quite high, shows only slight variations from year to year.
D. Not only are the standards of education good in this school, but it has maintained those standards over the years

Question 44: No one but the experts was able to realize that the painting was an imitation. It greatly resembled the original.

A. It was hard for ordinary people to judge between the fake painting and the real one, but not the experts.
B. It was obvious that only a person with a great talent could fake a painting so successfully.
C. It was almost impossible for amateurs to realize that the painting was not authentic, though the experts could judge it quite easily.
D. The painting looked so much like the authentic one that only the experts could tell it wasn’t genuine.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 45: Your coffee is not as good as mine.

A. Mine is better than yours.
B. My coffee is more good than yours.
C. My coffee is better than your.
D. My coffee is better than yours.

Question 46: “You're always making terrible mistakes”, said the teacher.

A. The teacher asked his students why they always made terrible mistakes.
B. The teacher realized that his students always made terrible mistakes.
C. The teacher complained about his students making terrible mistakes.
D. The teacher made his students not always make terrible mistakes.

Question 47: Difficult though the exam was, he still passed it with flying colours.

A. Because the exam was difficult, he passed it with flying colours.
B. Although the exam was difficult, but he still passed it with flying colours.
C. No matter how difficult the exam was, he still passed it with very high marks.
D. The exam was not too difficult, so he could pass it with flying colours.

Mark the letter A, B, c or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 48: Tom is one of the students which get the worst result in the latest exam .

A. one of the students
B. which
C. worst result
D. the latest exam

Question 49: No sooner had the wind stopped blowing when it started to rain heavily .

A. had
B. stopped blowing
C. when
D. heavily

Question 50: Although they always argue with each other, but they are good friends .

A. always
B. with
C. but
D. friends