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I. Choose the best answer :(4,5points)
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other
1.A. change B. children C. machine D. church
2.A. other B. long C. possible D. constancy
3. Choose the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words.
A. acquaintance B. interest C. capable D. sympathy
4.Tom is apologizing to Peter for being late.
- Tom: “Sorry, I’m late, Peter. My car has broken down on the way here.”
- Peter: “___________”A. No, I wouldn’t mind at all. B. Not on my account. C. That’s all right. D. Well, it’s worth a try.
5. I couldn’t make my carto startthis morning(the underlined part that needs correction )
6. I’m sure he is incapable inrunning a mile in four minutes.(the underlined part that needs correction )
7. I’ve never fallen in such a(n) __________ situation before.
A. embarrassed B. embarrassing C. confused D. confusing
8. I know from ___________ that he’ll arrive late.
A. knowledge B. experience C. understanding D. reality
9. A date that is an exact number of years after the date of an important event is a(n) _________A. birthday B. celebration C. wedding D. anniversary
10. The plants want _____________ daily.
A. to water B. watering C. to be watered D. being water
11. The man wanted to avoid ___________ on security cameras.
A. to see B. seeing C. to be seen D. being seen
12. It is no good _____________sorry for yourself. A. to feel B. feeling C. feel D. felt
13. It was midnight. Outside it ________________very hard.
A. rains B. rained C. had rained D. was raining
14. CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
I had a glance at the article, but I haven`t read it yet.A. quick look B. close lookC. direct look D. furtive look
15.OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Most universities have trained counselors who can reassure and console students who have academic or personal problems. A. satisfy B. sympathize C. please D. discourage
16. As soon as he arrived at the airport, he called home.
A. No sooner had he arrived at the airport than he called home.
B. He arrived at the airport sooner than he had expected.
C. Calling home, he said that he had arrived the airport.
D. Immediately after he called home, he arrived the airport.
17.The children seem to be totally ____________ of working quietly by themselves.
A. unable B. impossible C. incapable D. not able
18.The party starts at 8 o`clock so I`ll ________ at 7.45.
A. look for you B. pick you up C. bring you along D. take you out
II.Read the following passage and choose the best answer.(1point)
In Africa, people celebrate with joy the birth of a new baby. The Pygmies would sing a birth-song to the child. In Kenya, the mother takes the baby strapped to her back into the thorn enclosure where the cattle are kept. There, her husband and the village elders wait to give the child his or her name.
In West Africa, after the baby is eight days old, the mother takes the baby for its first walk in the big, wide world, and friends and family are invited to meet the new baby. In various African nations, they hold initiation ceremonies for groups of children instead of birthdays. When children reach a certain designated age, they learn the laws, beliefs, customs, songs and dances of their tribes. Some African tribes consider that children from nine to twelve are ready to be initiated into the grown up world. They may have to carry out several tests.
Maasai boys around thirteen years old to seventeen undergo a two-stage initiation. The first stage