TEST 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. swear B. leave C. tear D. bear
A. crime B. linear C. criminal D. principal
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. material B. official C. pyramid D. survival
A. lecture B. inspire C. figure D. wonder
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.
If you need (A) to keep fit, then why (B) not take (C) on (D) a sport such as badminton or tennis?
When her dog (A) died, she (B) cried very (C) hardly for (D) half an hour.
If you have no (A) cash, you can charge (B) this dinner (C) of your (D) credit card.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
He felt ____ when he failed the exams the second time.
Discouraged B. annoyed C. undecided D. determined
Next week when there ____ a full moon, the ocean tides will be higher.
Will be B. will have been C. is being D. is
David and Peter ____ to live next door to each other at one time.
Had used B. used C. were used D. have used
It would have been a much more serious accident ____ fast at the time.
He drove B. was he driving C. had he been driving D. he had driven
He promised to telephone ____ I have never heard from him again.
But B. except C. although D. because
She came in quietly ____ not to wake the baby.
As if B. so as C. such as D. if so
I had to get up early, ____ I’d have missed the train.
Despite B. otherwise C. or else D. however
As the car is small, it’s much more ____ on petrol.
Expensive B. poor C. economical D. economic
____ of all the staff, I would like to wish you a happy retirement.
Instead B. in place C. on behalf D. on account
You boy! Don’t walk ____ when I’m speaking to you.
On B. to C. away D. out
Now, don’t tell anyone else what I’ve just told you. Remember, it is ____
Confidence B. confident C. confidential D. confidentially
I’m afraid that we don’t have any ____ sizes in stock, madam.
Higher B. larger C. greater D. taller
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
- Anne: “Make yourself at home.”
John: “____”
Yes, can I help you? C. Not at all. Don’t mention it.
Thanks! Same to you. D. That’s very kind. Thank you.
- Thythy: “Oh no, I’m late for my appointment. ____”
Lyly: “____”
Catch you now C. Catch you later
Nice to see you again D. Pleased to meet you
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions.
Fifty per cent of road accidents results in head injuries.
Examines B. heals C. causes D. treats
Jean Henri Dunant was appalled by the almost complete lack of care for wounded soldiers.
Dedicated B. shocked C. interested D. excited
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions.
Because Jack defaulted on his loan, the bank took him to court.
Failed to pay B. paid in