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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.
Question 1: A. obstacle B. obscure C. obsession D.
oblivious
Question 2: A. agreed B. succeeded C. smiled D. loved

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.
Question 3: A. future B. involve C. prospect D.
guidance
Question 4: A. reduction B. popular C. romantic D.
financial

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 5: The better the weather is, __________.
A. the most crowded the beaches get B. the most the beaches get crowded
C. the more crowded the beaches get D. the more the beaches get crowded
Question 6: I can’t resist ___things when they’re in the sales.
A.buying B.to buy C.by D. to buying
Question 7: Doctors advise people who are deficient __________Vitamin c to eat more fruit and
vegetables.
A. in B. of C. from D. for
Question 8: When I met Walters about two years before his death he didn't seem satisfied. He ____
no major book since he settled in Uganda.
A.has published B.could have published C.published D. had published
Question 9: Martha Thomas was an American educator who stood for equal__________rights for
women.
A. educated B. educational C. educating D. educationally
Question 10:Without substantial foreign aid, they won’t be able to achive even____they have
planned.
A.half which B.half of what C.half of that what D. a half of that
Question 11: The suspect denied having broken into the house, ___there is considerably convincing
evidence to prove him guilty.
A.and B.yet C.so D. for
Question 12: _________, he would have learned how to read.
A. If he has been able to go school as a child B. If he could go to school as a child
C. Were he able to go to school as a child D. Had he been able to go to school as a child
Question 13:Kate is very keen on playing the piano. She has lesson____and in between she
practices at home.
A.the other day B. every other day C.another day D. other days
Question 14: Excuse me, but I don’t suppose you have___for a fifty,do you?
A. make B.change C.take D. give
Question 15: Peter, Harry and Chuck were first, second, and third__________in the school cross-
country race.
A. respectively B. actively C. responsively D. tremendously
Question 16: The government should take__________to reduce the current high unemployment
rate.
A. steps B. measures C. changes D. solutions
Question 17: Because I hate___my shoes, I’ve bought a pair without any laces.
A.wearing on B.trying out C.doing up D. pulling over
Question 18: So many politicans just seem to be trying to line their own___these days-it’s
disgraceful.
A.wallets B.pockets C.money D. purse

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 19: The board of directors rejected the proposed project, explaining that it was too
expensive to be feasible at the present moment.
A. costly B. troublesome C. capable D. practicable
Question 20: A brief outline of the course and bibliography were handed out to the students at the
first meeting.
A. dispensed B. preserved C. distributed D. contributed

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 21: The consequences of the typhoon were disastrous due to the lack of precautionary
measures.
A. damaging B. beneficial C. severe D. physical
Question 22: They are closing the local hospital and everyone round here is up in arms about it.
A. worried B.being angry C.relieved D. satisfied
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes
each of the following exchanges.
Question 23: Ella is asking Eric about self-study.
- Ella: “Do you think people with self-education can succeed nowadays?”
- Eric: “__________because they tend to be very independent and self-disciplined.”
A. I’m not so sure about that B. That’s what I was thinking
C. It’s out of the question D. I don’t think it’s right
Question 24: Stella and her husband are about to go out.
- Stella: “Should we take a taxi or a bus to the mall?”
- Stella’s husband: “__________. It’s impossible to take a taxi during rush hours.”
A. Let’s take a taxi B. Let’s take a bus
C. Good idea D. Yes, we should
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 25 to 29.
Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oaldand, California. Tan grew up in Northern
California, (25)__________when her father and older brother both died from brain tumors in 1966,
she moved with her mother and younger brother to Europe, where she attended high school in
Montreux, Switzerland. She returned to the United States for college. After college, Tan worked as
a language development consultant and as a corporate freelance writer. In 1985, she wrote the
“Rules of the Game” for a writing workshop, which laid the early (26) __________for her first
novel The Joy Luck Club. Published in 1989, the book explored the ( 27) __________between
Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters, and became the longest-running New York
Times bestseller for that year. The Joy Luck Club received numerous awards, including the Los
Angeles Times Book Award. It has been translated into 25 languages, including Chinese, and was
made into a major motion picture for (28) __________Tan co-wrote the screenplay. Tan’s other
works have also been (29) __________into several different forms of media.
Question 25: A. however B. moreover C. so D. but
Question 26: A. preparation B. base C. source D.
foundation
Question 27: A. relate B. relative C. relationship D.
relatively
Question 28: A. whom B. that C. what D.
which
Question 29: A. adjoined B. adapted C. adjusted D.
adopted

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 from 30 to 34.

There was a time when deaf people couldn’t experience the joy of a theatrical performance.
This is all changing, thanks to Sign Language theatre interpreters.
Deaf people should enjoy a play as much as the hearing audience. This is the thinking behind
the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that theatres become accessible to deaf people.
Theatre producers, on the other hand, are beginning to realize that such a feature makes their product
attractive to a wider audience - with considerable financial rewards.
Interpreted theatre usually takes place as two or three performances in a theatre season.
Preference for tickets is given to the deaf and their guests, but tickets are also sold to hearing people
who are interested in seeing theatre interpreters at work.
It is a colossal project for the interpreters. Ian Cox works for SeeTheatre, a Chicago-based
association of interpreters. He says, "for about a month we work with the support of a Sign Language
consultant to translate and rehearse an entire play. The workload is immense. Consider that each
actor in the play has about four weeks to rehearse his or her lines; we have to learn the whole play in
as much time. And, when interpreting musicals, where timing, rhythm and harmonies must be
practiced, the workload doubles."
The most important technical aspect of theatre interpretation for the deaf is the location of the
interpreter. Placement strategies can be categorized into three styles: ‘placed’, where interpreters are
located outside the acting space and do not move; ‘zoned’, where interpreters are within the acting
space, but usually move only during a change of scene or act; and, finally, ‘shadowed’, where
interpreters move freely within the acting space, shadowing the movement of the actors for whom
they are interpreting.
The ‘placed’ style of interpreting in the theatre is by far the most common. The interpreters are
side-by-side and face the audience (although some interpreters interact with each other as
appropriate). The location of the interpreter is generally in one of three places: stage right or stage
left, or on the floor of the house.
The ‘zoned’ style of interpreter placement is a happy medium between the ‘placed’ and
‘shadowed’ styles. Here, interpreters are placed side-by-side within the acting space. Usually, they
change position on stage from scene to scene - or from act to act - in order to be within the same
‘zone’ as the majority of the action. Zone placement makes it easier for the deaf patron to see the
interpreters and actors at the same time.
The ‘shadowed’ style of interpreting is the most inclusive style of interpreting for the theatre. It
involves placing the interpreters directly within the action - nearly making them ‘sign language
actors’. The interpreters are ‘blocked’ into each scene, and literally shadow the actors. The advantage
of this is clear: the interpreter is in such close proximity to the actor that the deaf patron need not
make a decision about whom to watch - he or she can watch both at the same time. In the best of
cases, the deaf patron mentally blends the interpreter with the actor, and forgets that the actor does
not sign.
Theatre interpreters for the deaf are dedicated professionals who take great pride in their work.
"Theatre," says Ian, "is the art of communicating beautiful ideas in interesting ways. Interpreted
theatre, therefore, is an art in itself. Thankfully, instead of seeing us as ‘additions’, producers
nowadays think of interpreters for the deaf as a new avenue to creativity”.
Question 35: What best serves as the title for the passage?
A. Twilight: a Successful Novel B. Twilight: the Film and the Novel
C. Famous Books Made into Movies D. A Comparison of Movies and Books
Question 36: Which of the following is NOT considered by film-makers who make movies out of
books?
A. whether they adhere to the book closely
B. how they would change parts of the book
C. how to satisfy avid readers of the book
D. how many characters will appear in the movie
Question 37: According to the passage, what is the reason Twilight fans were excited to see the
movie?
A. to see which actors would play their favourite characters
B. to see how the story would change
C. to see how characters would be in real life
D. to see if the movie would be better than the book
Question 38: Why is vampires jumping mentioned in the passage?
A. It’s an example of a change that displeased fans.
B. It was a special effect and not real.
C. It showed that the movie was scary.
D. It’s an example of a sound effect.
Question 39: The word “translate” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to__________.
A. understand B. express in a different language
C. change into a different form D. appear
Question 40: The word “angered” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to__________.
A. affected B. made angry C. attracted D. pleased
Question 41: According to the passage, what was hardly changed in the movie compared to the
book?
A. storyline B. mood
C. personalities of characters D. sound effects
Question 42: The word “this” in paragraph 8 refers to__________.
A. the advantages of the ‘shadowed’ style B. the position of the interpreters
C. the action in a performance D. the placement of the actors