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THE FIRST- SEMESTER EXAMINATION

Time allowed: 60 MINUTES


I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the
others.
1. A. around
2. A. mechanic
3. A. cut
4.A. camera
5. A. seat

B. mouse
B. achievement
B. fun
B. famous
B. leave

C. count
C. chemistry
C. pull
C. glad
C. increase

D. country
D. school
D. button
D. family
D. ready

III. Choose the word or phrase a, b, c, or d - that best completes each sentence.
6. Yesterday, when I ....................at the station, the train ................for 15 minutes.
A. arrived/ had left
B. arrived/ left
C. had arrived/ left
D. arrived/ has left
7. Would you mind................... me a hand with these bags?
A. give
B. to give
C. giving
D. to giving
8. When I was a child I .............. fishing with my father on Sunday mornings.
A. went
B. had gone
C. used to go
D. was used to going
9. Marie Curie harbored the dream of a............ career which was impossible for a woman at
that time.
A. scientist
B. scientific
C. science
D. scientifically
10.
The meeting had been cancelled ............... the chairman's absence.
A. because
B. because of
C. in spite of
D.. although
11.
My favorite................. at school was English.
A. topic
B. class
C. theme
D. subject
12.
This computer isn't capable ................... running this software.
A. on
B. of
C. in
D. for
13.
A personal communicator helps you to................with other computers
and with people around the world.
A. demonstrate
B. transmit
C. content
D. interact
14.
Students for................English is a second language should consider
taking the course.
A. who
B. whom
C. that
D. whose
15.
When..................is not known.
A. was the wheel invented
B. inventing the wheel
C. the wheel was invented
C. the invention of the wheel
16. Every computer consists of a number of system ................together.
A. by working
B. work
C. they work
D. that work
17. The clothes are still dirty because I forgot................ on the machine.
A. switching
B. to switch
C. switch
D. switched
18. Linda quit her job at the advertising agency,....................... surprised everyone.
A. which
B. that
C. who
D. that. is
19. If I ..................... John tonight, I him my plans.
A. saw/ told
B. will see/ will tell C. see/ will tell
D. will see/ tell
20. He asked me..................for him.

A. how long have I been waiting


C. how long had I been waiting

B. how long I have been waiting


D. how long I had been waiting

IV. Choose the underlined part - A, B, C or D - that needs correcting.


21. She wanted to know if I saw Paul recently.
A
B
C D
22. The installation of the new computer system will completed by next month
A
B
C
D
23. My car, that I have owned for five years, is a Ford.
A
B
C
D
24. Have the play already started when you got to the theater?
A
B
C
D
25. Even though the extremely bad weather in the mountains, my friends decided not to cancel
their
A
B
C
trip across the mountain pass.
D
VII. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
Galileo Galilei, one of the first modern scientists, was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1564. About
twenty years later he attended the University of Pisa. At first he studied philosophy, but later
he studied mathematics and astronomy. He was interested in the way the earth and other
planets move around the sun. He made the telescope, which made far-away things look larger
and easier to examine. He also started the new way of working in science. Before Galileo;
scientists did not do experiments. They just guessed about how something happened. Galileo
was different. He did not just make guesses. He did experiments and watched to see what
happened.
Galileo was famous for his study of how things fall. He was the first person to do experiments
about this problem. Before, people thought that heavy things always fell faster than light
things. He found out that this was not true. He took a heavy ball and a light ball and he
dropped them both from a high place. They fell at the same speed. This meant that weight is
not important. This is the law of failing bodies. it is an important law for understanding our
world.
The life of the scientist was not always easy in the 1500s. For example, Galileo got into trouble
because of his scientific ideas. His ideas were not the same as the religious ideas at the time.
Many religious people did not agree with him. During his whole life he had to worry about
this. He even went to prison for a while. But no one could stop him from thinking: He
continued to look for scientific answers to his questions about the world.
26. Galileo Galilei studied all of the following EXCEPT............
A. philosophy
B. mathematics
C. astronomy
D. experiments
27. Galileo started a new way of working in science in which .........
A. he made guesses about how things happened.
B. he did experiments to see how things happened.

C. he made guesses about how things happened before doing experiments.


D. he was interested in the way things happened.
28. In his study of how things fall. Galileo found out that ..
A. heavy things did not fall faster than light things.
B. light things always fell faster than heavy things.
C. weight is not important.
D. a and c are correct.
29. According to the passage, ...................
A. Galileo made the telescope to discover some new planets.
B. Galileo's scientific ideas were different from the religious ideas at that time.
C. Galileo's scientific ideas were accepted by many religious people.
D. Galileo found out lots of important facts about our world.
30. Which of the following is not true about Galileo?..............
A. He was an Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist.
B. He was the first to do experiments about how things happened.
C. Being sent to prison stopped him from exploring the world.
D. He lived over four centuries ago.
IV. Rewrite the following sentences by using the words given in the blankets.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

My mother never lets me go out alone at night.


Its two years since we last went to the concert.
Despite being poor, the children seemed happy.
He no longer travels around the country doing gigs.
He reminds me of going to the supermarket after work.