I. Choose the word which stressed differently from the others.
|A. suggest||B. property||C. solid||D. element|
|A. basically||B. plumber||C. ordinary||D. replace|
|A. despite||B. crazy||C. prevent||D. pollute|
|A. account||B. ancient||C. element||D. fortunate|
|A. garbage||B. poetry||C. embroider||D. publish|
II. Choose the best answer.
1. People often go to the _____. It is a place to pray.
|A. hotel||B. church||C. school||D. market|
2. Before _____ the house, you must turn off all the electronic device.
|A. leaving||B. leave||C. to leave||D. leaves|
3. My village lies near the _____ of the mountain and by the river.
|A. leg||B. foot||C. feet||D. legs|
4. If you want to pass this driving test, you _____ study hard.
|A. can||B. might||C. will||D. must|
5. I got up very late today, _____ I missed the school bus in the morning.
|A. so||B. because||C. but||D. and|
6. Ha spoke English _____ after studying in America for 3 months.
|A. nature||B. natural||C. naturally||D. unnaturally|
7. Don’t forget to bring my dictionary when you _____ back tomorrow.
|A. come||B. will come||C. are coming||D. would come|
8. If there is a mechanical problem, we suggest _____ the manufacturer directly.
|A. contact||B. to contact||C. contacting||D. be contacted|
9. For most households, lighting accounts _____10 percent to 15 percent of the electricity bill.
|A. of||B. to||C. in||D. for|
10. Many students are afraid of _____ examination in English because they can’t speak it fluently.
|A. oral||B. driving||C. short||D. written|
III. Choose the word (A, B, C, or D) that best fits each of the blank spaces.
“Speech is one of the most (1) _____ ways of communicating. It consists of far more than just (2) _____ noises. To talk or to be understood by other people, we have to master a language, that is, we have to use combinations of sound that (3) _____ for a particular object or idea. Communication would be impossible if everyone made up their own language.
Learning a language is very important. The basic vocabulary of English is not very large, and only 2,000 words are needed to speak (4) _____ quite well. But the more words you know, the more ideas you can express, and the more precise you can be (5) _____ their meaning.
Words are the main things we use in (6) _____ what we want to say. The way we say the words (7) _____ also very important. One tone of voice can express (8) _____ emotions and show whether we are pleased or angry for instance.”
|A. important||B. importantly||C. importance||D. unimportant|
|A. make||B. making||C. to make||D. makes|
|A. stood||B. stands||C. standing||D. stand|
|A. to it||B. them||C. it||D. with them|
|A. fo||B. of||C. in||D. about|
|A. to express||B. expressing||C. for express||D. expressed|
|A. is||B. are||C. will be||D. was|
|A. much||B. many||C. few||D. little|
IV. Read the following passage and choose the best answers to each of the questions.
The countryside is more beautiful than a town and more pleasant to live in. Many people think so and go to the country for the summer holidays though they cannot live there all the year-round. Some have a cottage built in a village so that they can go there whenever they can find the time.
English villages are not all alike, but in some ways, they are not very different from one another. Almost every village has a church, the round or square tower of which can be seen from many miles around. Surrounding the church is the churchyard, where people are buried.
The village green is a wide stretch of grass, and houses or cottages are built around it. Country life is now fairly comfortable and many villages have water brought through pipes into each house. Most villages are so close to some small towns that people can go there to buy what they can’t find in the village shops.
1. When do city people often go to the country?
|A. In the summer holidays.||B. At Christmas.|
|C. All the year-round.||D. At weekends.|
2. What is the advantage of city people when they have a cottage built in the village?
|A. They can have their houses rented every month.||B. They can go to the country at weekends.|
|C. They can go to the country whenever they have spare time.||D. They can go to the country in the summer holidays.|
3. How are English villages?
|A. They are all alike.||B. They are the same.|
|C. They are totally different.||D. They are similar, they have a church.|
4. What is NOT mentioned in the life of English villages?
|A. The village green.||B. The internet.||C. Running water.||D. The church.|
5. What can villagers do when their villages are close to small towns?
|A. They can go there to buy whatever they want.||B. They can go there to buy cheaper things.|
|C. They can go there to buy what is not found in the village shops.||D. They can go there to buy luxury goods.|