A. Yes, it’s an absurd idea B. There’s no doubt about it C. Of course not. You bet D. Well, that’s very surprising 14. “Today’s my 20th birthday.” - “_________” A. Take care! C. Have a good time! 15. B. Many happy returns! D. I don’t understand. To solve this problem, it is advisable__________ A. a drastic measure to be adopted C. that a drastic measure be adopted 16. B. that to adopt a drastic measure D. that a drastic measure is adopted Luisa does a full-time job and _____________. A. looks after also the house B. looks after the house either 17. C. looks after the house too D. also looks after the house On the second level of the parking lot_____________ A. is empty C. some empty stalls are 18. B. are some empty stalls D. are empty _____________you’ll be coming to the meeting next week since you prepared the documents? A. Likely 19. B. Predictably C. Presumably D. Surely The floor was so rotten that it almost gave _____________ under his weight. A. way B. up C. back D. away 20. Henry was really a silly boy when we were at high school. I still remember ____________ very stupid questions. A. him asking B. him to ask C. asking him D. his being asked 21. What do you want to do this summer? + I think we should go somewhere ________ has plenty of sun and sand. A. who 22. D. that B. excuses C. grounds D. foundation William is an authority_____________medieval tapestries. A. on 24. C. when Mr. Nixon refused to answer the questions on the_____________that the matter was confidential. A. reasons 23. B. where B. with C. about D. in On the second thought, I believe I will go with you to the theater. A. On reflection C. After discussing with my wife 25. B. For this time only D. For the second time They attempted to _____________ the painting to its original condition. A. restore B. renovate C. repair D. refurbish 26. The marathon runner _____________ for nearly one hour and a half when she _____________ to the pavement. A. has been running / collapses B. were running / collapsed 2 C. had been running / collapsed 27. If you had asked him, he _________ helped you to solve the problem. A. will have 28. D. ran / had been collapsing B. ought to have C. should have D. would have Geogre wouldn’t have met Mary ______ to his brother’s graduation party. A. had he gone C. if he had not gone 29. B. hadn’t he gone D. if he shouldn’t have gone John has a monthly bank ___ sent to him so that he knows how much there is in his account. A. statement 30. B. overdraft C. cheque D. balance Can you list the problems ____ poor and ____ countries? A. facing/ overpopulation B. facing/overpopulated C. face/ overpopulated D. facing/overpopulating Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the one that best completes each sentence. 31. In bacteria and other organisms, . A. it is the DNA that provides the genetic information B. which is the DNA that provides the genes C. the DNA providing the genetic information D. the DNA that provides the genetic information 32. We got on well when we shared a flat,_______ A. in spite of the different in our old B. although the difference in our age C. in spite that fact that I was much older than her D. despite her being much older than me 33. Recent evidence makes it possible for the investigators to conclude that . A. some paintings by Rembrandt were faked B. some paintings by Rembrandt must be faked C. Rembrandt was attituded to some paintings D. some paintings by Rembrandt to be faked 34. The instructions from air traffic control were not fully explicit, and . A. so that the pilot made an error and crashed B. as a result, the pilot made an error and crashed C. therefore the pilot made it crash D. resulting from the pilot crashing the plane 35. After seeing the movie “Pride and Prejudice”, . A. many people wanted to read the book B. the reading of the book interested many people C. the book was read by many people 3 D. the book made many people want to read it Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions that follow Jazz has been called “the art of expression set to music”, and “America’s great contribution to music”. It has functioned as popular art and enjoyed periods of fairly widespread public response, in the “jazz age” of the Line 1920s, in the “swing era” of the late 1930s and in the peak popularity of (5) modern jazz in the late 1950s. The standard legend about Jazz is that it originated around the end of the 19th century in New Orleans and moved up the Mississippi River to Memphis, St. Louis, and finally to Chicago. It welded together the elements of Ragtime, marching band music, and the Blues. However, the influences of what led to those early sounds goes back (10) to tribal African drum beats and European musical structures. Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber and cornet player, is generally considered to have been the first real Jazz musician, around 1891. (15) (20) (25) What made Jazz significantly different from the other earlier forms of music was the use of improvisation. Jazz displayed a break from traditional music where composers wrote an entire piece of music on paper, leaving the musicians to break their backs playing exactly what was written on the score. In a Jazz piece, however, the song is simply a starting point, or sort of skeletal guide for the Jazz musicians to improvise around. Actually, many of the early Jazz musicians were bad sight readers and some couldn’t even read music at all. Generally speaking, these early musicians couldn’t make very much money and were stuck working menial jobs to make a living. The second wave of New Orleans Jazz musicians included such memorable players as Joe Oliver, Kid Ory, and Jelly Roll Morton. These men formed small bands and took the music of earlier musicians, improved its complexity, and gained greater success. This music is known as “hot Jazz” due to the enormously fast speeds and rhythmic drive. A young cornet player by the name of Louis Armstrong was discovered by Joe Oliver in New Orleans. He soon grew up to become one of the greatest and most successful musicians of all time, and later one of the biggest stars in the world. The impact of Armstrong and other talented early Jazz musicians changed the way we look at music. 36. The Passage answers which of the following questions? A. Why did Ragtime, marching band music, and the Blues lose popularity after about 1900? B. What were the origins of Jazz and how did it differ from other forms of music? C. What has been the greatest contribution of cornet players to music in the twentieth century? D. Which early Jazz musicians most influenced the development of Blues music? 37. According to the passage, Jazz originated in 4 A. Chicago 38. B. St. Louis C. along the Mississippi river D. New Orleans Which of the following distinguished Jazz as a new form of musical expression? A. the use of cornets 39. B. “hot Jazz” C. improvisation D. New Orleans The word “skeletal” in line 16 is closest in meaning to A. framework 40. B. musical C. basic D. essential Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? A. many early Jazz musicians had poor sight B. there is no slow music in Jazz C. many early Jazz musicians had little formal musical training D. the cornet is the most common musical instrument used in Jazz 41. The word “menial” in line 20 is closest in meaning to A. mens B. attractive C. degrading D. skilled 42. According to the passage, which of the following belonged to the second wave of New Orleans Jazz musicians? A. Louis Armstrong 43. B. Buddy Bolden C. St. Louis D. Joe Oliver All of the following are true EXCEPT A. the late 1930s was called the “swing era” B. “hot Jazz” is rhythmic C. Jazz has been said to be America’s greatest contribution to music D. Joe Oliver is generally considered to be the first real Jazz musician 44. The word “its” in line 23 refers to A. small bands 45. B. earlier music C. men D. earlier musicians The word “their” in line 15 refers to which of the following? A.composers B. musicians C. pieces D. earlier forms Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction 46. They are planning on attending the convention next month, and so I am. A 47. B C D Today was such beautiful day that I couldn’t bring myself to complete all my chores A 48. B D The English horn is an alto oboe with a pitch one-fifth lower than the soprano oboe. A 49. C B C D. Alois Alzheimer made the first observers of the telltale signs of the disease that A B 5 today bears his name. C 50. D . Surrounded by forested mountain slopes are the town of Telluride, a former gold A B C mining town 7,500 feet above sea level. D Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks THE EARTH GALLERIES To many people, the word ‘geology’ conjures up rather dull image of lumps of rock in glass cases. People tend to regard geology as an academic subject that you don’t need to know about (56) __________you have to study it at school. If you visit te Earth Galleries at London’s Natural history Museum, however, you’ll (57) __________ that this image couldn’t be further from the truth. The aim of the exhibition is not to procedure future geologists, but rather to inspire interest in a subject which is relevant to everyday life. The Earth Galleries turn the traditional idea of geological museum (58) __________, literacy because you begin at the top. The central space in the museum is a glass-topped atrium. As you enter, you (59) __________ up to the top of this by escalator. On the (60) __________, the escalator passed through a massive revolving globe, measuring eleven metres (61) __________ diameter. This represents a planet, not necessarily the Earth. (62) __________ at the top, you work your way down through the six different exhibitions that (63) __________ the museum. The individual exhibitions explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes as well as looking at the Earth’s energy (64) __________ and where our most common building (65) __________ come from. These exhibitions allow everyone to appreciate the fascination of geology. 51. A. despite B. owing C. unless D. whether 52. A. catch B. found C. discover D. convince 53. A. head to toe B. inside out C. back to front D. upside down 54. A. drive B. ride C. run D. steer 55. A. way B. route C. trip D. path 56. A. on B. around C. across D. in 57. A. From B. Once C. Got D. Yet 58. A. bring together B. consist of C. make up D. show off 59. A. resources B. talents C. treasures D. reservations 60. A. ingredients B. substances C. contents D. materials Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on you answer sheet to indicate the sentences that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions 61. "You’re always making terrible mistakes", said the teacher. A. The teacher complained about his student making terrible mistakes. B. The teacher realized that his students always made terrible mistakes. C. The teacher asked his students why they always made terrible mistakes. 6

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