I. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.

Number 1.

A. cut B. fun C. pull D. button

Number 2.

A. hat B. fame C. glad D. family

Number 3.

A. kiss B. history C. internet D. bite

Number 4.

A. change B. each C. christmas D. children 

Number 5.

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. 

Number 1.

A. had begun B. begin C. began D. begins

Number 2.

A. to teach B. teach C. to teaching D. teaching

Number 3.

A. was B. are C. were D. has been

Number 4.

A. Always B. Sometimes C. Often D. Never

Number 5.

A. for B. on C. at D. with

Number 6.

A. devote B. devoting C. to devote D. devoted

Number 7.

A. for B. on C. at D. from

Number 8.

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.

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