I. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
|A. cut||B. fun||C. pull||D. button|
|A. hat||B. fame||C. glad||D. family|
|A. kiss||B. history||C. internet||D. bite|
|A. change||B. each||C. christmas||D. children|
|A. points||B. schools||C. exams||D. birds|
II. Choose the best answer.
1. I stopped _____ there a year ago.
|A. working||B. to work||C. work||D. being worked|
2. If I _____ her tonight, I _____ her.
|A. saw/ told||B. will see/ will tell|
|C. see/ will tell||D. will see/ tell|
3. I am much _____ than yesterday.
|A. well||B. better||C. good||D. best|
4. I was playing games, but I stopped _____ my housework.
|A. listening to do||B. to listen to do|
|C. to listen for doing||D. listening for do|
5. Someone had _____ left a window open.
|A. care||B. careless||C. carelessness||D. carelessly|
6. Poverty prevents many children _____ having proper schooling.
|A. for||B. with||C. of||D. from|
7. Jerry always stays up late, _____ annoys his parents.
|A. which||B. this||C. what||D. that|
8. The meeting had been cancelled _____ the chairman’s absence.
|A. because of||B. because||C. in spite of||D. although|
9. The man _____ talking to your father is the principal of this school.
|A. which||B. who||C. whom||D. whose|
10. My mother _____ make breakfast right after getting up in the morning.
|A. was used to||B. uses to||C. used to||D. is used to|
III. Choose one option that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
I (1) _____ my teaching career nearly ten years ago. I spent six years (2) _____ in a remote village where the villagers (3) _____ very poor and the living standard was low. (4) _____ I was very disappointed (5) _____ bad living condition and low pay. I was really homesick. However, at that time with my youth enthusiasm. I tried my best (6) _____ myself to the noblest career, that was ‘teaching’. I loved my poor little students. They were living in poverty but they could not suffer (7) _____ empty mind.
I am proud of myself to be a (8) _____, a hard-working ‘boatman’ taking my student to the “destination” of knowledge.
|A. had begun||B. begin||C. began||D. begins|
|A. to teach||B. teach||C. to teaching||D. teaching|
|A. was||B. are||C. were||D. has been|
|A. Always||B. Sometimes||C. Often||D. Never|
|A. for||B. on||C. at||D. with|
|A. devote||B. devoting||C. to devote||D. devoted|
|A. for||B. on||C. at||D. from|
|A. teacher||B. chemist||C. doctor||D. peasant|
IV. Choose the best answer.
1. By / time / we/ arrive / the party / already begin/ .
|A. By the time we arrived, the party had already begun.||B. By the time we arrived, the party already begun.|
|C. By the time we had arrived, the party had already begun.||D. By the time we had arrived, the party already begun.|
2. They haven’t been to the cinema for a year.
|A. The last time they went to the cinema was a year ago.||B. It’s a year since they last went to the cinema.|
|C. They didn’t go to the cinema a year ago.||D. Both A and B are correct.|
3. “I’m visiting my old school tomorrow.” Rose said.
– Rose said ___________________________.
|A. I was visiting my old school tomorrow||B. she is visiting her old school the next day|
|C. she was visiting her old school the next day||D. she was visiting her old school tomorrow|
4. Parents never allow their kids to go out alone at night.
|A. Kids were not allowed to go out with their parents at night.||B. Parents never let their kids go out alone at night.|
|C. Parents never go out alone at night.||D. Kids usually go out with their parents at night.|
5. Although they were very poor, the children seemed happy.
|A. The children seemed unhappy because they were very poor.||B. The children were very poor, so they seemed happy.|
|C. Despite their poverty, the children seemed happy.||D. The children seemed happy whether they were poor or rich.|