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Paper 1

READING COMPREHENSION

 

SECTION A

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.

1) Scientists have discovered a close ….. between smoking and several serious diseases.

A. action B. connection C. union D. combination

2) ….. I am studying at university and I hope to get a job very soon.

A. In a moment B. At this instant C. In the present D. At present

3) I ….. be delightful to show you round the factory.

A. ought to B. would C. might D. intend to

4) The president ….. his intention to retire before the next election.

A. told B. informed C. promised D. announced

5) The gunman ….. the pilot of the plane to change direction.

A. demanded B. forced C. made D. controlled

6) Do you think we’ll find a solution ….. this problem?

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

7) I will ….. the machine to see whether it works.

A. try out B. take up C. turn down D. work out

8) Down into the cave …….

A. the rescue party went B. did the rescue party go
C. went the rescue party D. did go the rescue party

9) It is urgent that he …… his lawyer at one.

A. call B. calls C. will call D. would call

10) I went to Tom’s house last night and rang the doorbell. There was no answer. He ….. out.

A. must go B. should go C. should have gone D. must have gone

11) Five years …… a long time, he might already be forgotten.

A. was B. is C. had been D. Both A and B are correct

12) I ……. the bell three times when he answered the door.

A. was ringing B. had rung C. rang D. would ring

13) We saw many soldiers and tanks ….. were moving to the front.

A. that B. which C. who D. None is correct.

14) I’m not used …… spoken to like that.

A. to be B. to being C. being D. with

15) Please keep the fire …… It’s so cold in here.

A. burns B. burn C. to burn D. burning

16) No matter how angry he was, he would never ….. to violence.

A. resolve B. recourse C. exert D. resort

17) She ….. wanted a house overlooking the sea.

A. particularly B. strongly C. essentially D. extremely

18) His failure ….. great disappointment to his parents.

A. forced B. made C. caused D. provided

19) He ……. being given a receipt for the bill he had paid.

A. asked to B. insisted on C. demanded D. required

20) I’m afraid a rise in salary is        …… just now.

A. out of sight B. out of control C. out of date D. out of the question

         

SECTION B

Read the following passage carefully, then choose the best answer to each question.

The elephant left the shade, crossed an open piece of grass between bushes, and came towards the mud-pool where my truck was parked. One by one they arrived on the shore, but, just as they seemed to be about to bathe in the inviting muddy liquid, they became aware of the silent truck with its tell-tale smell of man. The leading elephant merely spread her ears and cautiously backed away taking the young elephants with her.

A smaller mother elephant continued to stand next to the pool, however, swinging her long trunk and swaying her head from side to side, always keeping an eye on the truck. The baby elephant behind her held up his head, waving his trunk to sample the suspicious smell in the wind. The mother elephant seemed to be uncertain about whether to come on and investigate the truck or to back away with the others. Finally she made up her mind and slowly advanced on the truck. Her ears half out, and her trunk moved inquiringly towards the vehicle and then back under her stomach in a rhythmic swing.

I was fascinated by this approach. Never before had I been able to see the hairiness around the jaw, nor smell the warm scent of elephant which now reach me in concentrated waves. The mother elephant’s steps were slow but determined, and brought her to within a couple of metres of me.

She gave the impression of being intensely curious about this metal object, which had appeared in her world and behaved as if it were itself an animal. I wondered how far she would accept the situation and, if after all the centuries of men killing elephants, she would ever allow me to approach her on foot. To be able to move freely among the elephants without their minding was an exciting thought, but I certainly did not expect it would ever be possible.

21) It had been the elephant’s intention to …..

A. feed on the grass
B. lie in the sunshine
C. swim in the pool
D. avoid the mud

22) The presence of the writer and his vehicle …..

A. was not noticed by the elephants.
B. made the leading elephant suspicious.
C. made the adult elephants curious.
D. frightened all the elephants away.

23) How did the smaller elephant react to the truck?

A. She showed more curiosity than the other elephants.
B. She kept her baby away from it.
C. After some hesitation she moved away with the other elephants.
D. She rushed up to it excitedly.

24) While he watched the mother elephant approaching, the author ……

A. was worried that the elephants were too close.
B. found the smell very unpleasant.
C. was impressed by the elephant’s size.
D. saw details he had not noticed before.

25) The author did not expect he would ever be able to …..

A. shoot the elephants.
B. touch the elephants.
C. walk about freely near the elephants.
D. drive his truck close to the elephants.

Paper 2

WRITING

SECTION A

USE OF ENGLISH

A/ Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only ONE word in each space.

Millions of Americans (26) ….. college students, businessmen, workers and especially retired people are now living (27) …… wheels. Their mobile homes are trailers which are ingeniously made with the (28) …… conveniences as those in fixed houses. These trailers also have large living-rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, heating units and even air (29) …… Besides, they are supplied (30) ….. running water, electricity and telephone. Many of them are expandable. When they are ready (31)        ….. towing, their sides are pushed in towards the others, thus making them narrow (32) ….. to fit the highway. When they are parked, they can be opened wide again to make more floor (33)  ….. They are moved by tow trucks to mobile-home parks (34) ….. there are also clubhouses, swimming-pools, restaurants, markets and even beauty (35) …… as in small towns.

There are about 18,000 mobile-home parks in the United States. The people living in these parks called (36) …..“park dwellers”. Park dwellers can move (37) …… will from one park to another, but most of them are loyal to their communities. They all enjoy the freedom and neighbourhood of their new life.

Mobile-home living is economical (38) ….. the purchase of trailers can be (39) ….. by instalments. It is regarded as a permanent American (40)       ….. of life.

B/ GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING

Build a comple sentence with the given words.

 

41) I/ not think / find / solution / problem

…………………………………………..

42) uncle / make / mind / go / Canada / vacation

…………………………………………..

43) spite / bad weather / workers / decide / carry / build / house

…………………………………………..

44) We / arrive / airport / time / cup / tea / before / plane / leave

…………………………………………..

45) difficult / get / touch / manager / because / busy / day

…………………………………………..

46) When / boy / twelve / father / die / dangerous disease

…………………………………………..

47) After / dinner / set out / saying / where / going

…………………………………………..

48) advantage / have / car / that / rely / public / transport

…………………………………………..

49) I / never / really / consider / get / married

…………………………………………..

50) I / angry / myself / make / such / stupid / mistake

…………………………………………..

C/ Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed above it.

51) Temperature is measured by a thermometer.

A thermometer ……………………

52) They think that the owner of the house has gone abroad.

The owner …………………………

53) People rumoured that he had died in battle.

He was …………………………….

54) It isn’t necessary for you to finish by Saturday.

You ……………………………….. 

55) The water was so cold that the children could not swim in it.

The water was not …………………         

 

SECTION B

COMPOSITION

Write a composition from 120 to 150 words on this topic:

You receive a letter from a friend inviting you to spend your holiday with him (or her). Write a reply accepting the invitation, and explaining why you were happy to be invited.

(Begin the letter with the word “Dear…” and don’t sign or write your name at the end of it).