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  • 1. Practice 1VI. Read the text below and choose the word that best fits the space.EXAM ADVICEIn Part Three of the Speaking Section you work with a partner. You have to do a (46) ____task which usually ( 47)_____ about 3 minutes. One possible task is “ problem (48) ____”, whichmeans you have to look at some (49) ____ information and then (50) ____ the problem with yourpartner. You maybe show photos, drawings, diagrams, maps, plans, advertisements or computergraphics and it is (51)_____ that you study them carefully. If necessary, check you know exactlywhat to do by (52)_____ asking the examiner to (53)____ the instructions or make them clearer.While you are doing the task, the examiner will probably say very (54)_____ and you shouldask your partner questions and make (55)_____ if he or she is not saying much. If either of youhave any real difficulties the examiner may decide to step in and ( 56) _____ . Normally,however, you will find plenty to say, which helps the (57)_____ to give you a fair mark. Thismark depends on your success in doing the task by (58) _____ with your partner, which includestaking (59)_____ in giving opinions and replying appropriately, although in the end it may bepossible to “ agree to (60) _____”.46. a. single b. lonely c. unique d. once47. a. exists b. lasts c. stays d. maintains48. a. solving b. working c. making d. finding49. a. optical b. obvious c. noticeable d. visual50. a. argue b. discuss c. talk d. have51. a. essential b. needed c. helpful d. successful52. a. formally b. officially c. politely d. sincerely53. a. insist b. copy c. tell d. repeat54. a. little b. much c. few d. many55. a. ideas b. statements c. speeches d. suggestions56. a. complain b. help c. suggest d. fail57. a. judge b. referee c. assessor d. observer58. a. competing b. struggling c. opposing d. co-operating59. a. changes b. sides c. turns d. sentences60. a. contrast b. disagree c. argue d. objectVII. Find the underlined part that needs correcting.61. The first (A) national park in world (B), Yellowstone National Park, was (C)established in(D)1872.62. Animation is a technique (A) for creativity (B) the illusion of life(C) in inanimate things.(D)63. Scientists at universities (A) are often more involved (B) in theoretical research than(C) inpractically(D) research .64. Benjamin Franklin’s ability (A) to learn from observation and experience contributedgreatly(B) to him(C) success in(D) public life.65. The surface of the(A) tongue covered(B) with tiny(C) taste buds(D).VIII. Read the following passage then choose the best answer to the questions below.Most people think of deserts as dry, flat areas with little vegetation and little or no rainfall, butthis is hardly true. Many deserts have varied geographical formations ranging from soft, rollinghills to stark, jagged cliffs, and most deserts have a permanent source of water. Although desertsdo not receive a high amount of rainfall – to be classified as a desert, an area must get less thantwenty-five centimeters of rainfall per year – there are many plants that thrive on only smallamounts of water, and deserts are often full of such plant life.Desert plants have a variety of mechanisms for obtaining the water needed for survival. Someplants, such as cactus, are able to store large amounts of water to last until the next rainfall. Other1
  • 2. plants, such as the mesquite, have extraordinarily deep root systems that allow them to obtainwater from far below the desert’s arid surface.66. What is the main topic of the passage?a. Deserts are dry, flat areas with few plants.b. There is little rainfall in the desert.c. Many kinds of vegetation can survive with little water.d. Deserts are not really flat areas with little plant life.67. The passage implies that ____________.a. the typical conception of a desert is incorrect.b. all deserts are dry, flat areas.c. most people are well informed about deserts.d. the lack of rainfall in deserts causes the lack of vegetation.68. The passage describes the geography of deserts as ________.a. flat b. sandy c. varied d. void of vegetation.69. The word source in line 3 means ________.a. supply b. storage space c. need d. lack70. According to the passage, what causes an area to be classified as a desert?a. The type of plants b. The geographical formationsc. The amount of precipitation d. The source of waterpractice 2PART VII: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheetto indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 61 to 70.Although they are an inexpensive supplier of vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein,eggs also contain a high level of blood cholesterol, one of the major causes of heart diseases. Oneegg yolk, in fact, contains a little more than two-thirds of the suggested daily cholesterol limit.This knowledge has caused egg sales to plummet in recent years, which in turn has brought aboutthe development of several alternatives to eating regular eggs. One alternative is to eat substituteeggs. These egg substitutes are not really eggs, but they look somewhat like eggs when they arecooked. They have the advantage of having low cholesterol rates, and they can be scrambled orused in baking. One disadvantage, however, is that they are not good for frying, poaching, orboiling. A second alternative to regular eggs is a new type of egg, sometimes called designereggs. These eggs are produced by hens that are fed low-fat diets consisting of ingredients such ascanola oil, flax, and rice bran. In spite of their diets, however, these hens produce eggs thatcontain the same amount of cholesterol as regular eggs. Yet, the producers of these eggs claimthat eating their eggs will not raise the blood cholesterol in humans.Egg producers claim that their product has been portrayed unfairly. They cite scientific studies toback up their claim. And, in fact, studies on the relationship between eggs and human cholesterollevels have brought mixed results. It may be that it is not the type of egg that is the maindeterminant of cholesterol but the person who is eating the eggs. Some people may be moresensitive to cholesterol derived from food than other people. In fact, there is evidence that certaindietary fats stimulate the bodys production of blood cholesterol. Consequently, while it stillmakes sense to limit ones intake of eggs, even designer eggs, it seems that doing this withoutregulating dietary fat will probably not help reduce the blood cholesterol level.Question 61: What is the main purpose of the passage?A. To introduce the idea that dietary fat increases the blood cholesterol level.B. To inform people about the relationship between eggs and cholesterol.C. To persuade people that eggs are unhealthy and should not be eatenD. To convince people to eat designer eggs and egg substitutes.Question 62: According to the passage, which of the following is a cause of heart diseases?A. minerals B. cholesterol C. canola oil D. vitamins2
  • 3. Question 63: Which of the following could best replace the word somewhat?A. in fact B. a little C. indefinitely D. a lotQuestion 64: What has been the cause for changes in the sale of eggs?A. increasing price B. decreased productionC. dietary changes in hens D. concerns about cholesterolQuestion 65: According to the passage, one yolk contains approximately what fraction of thesuggested daily limit for human consumption of cholesterol?A. 3/4 B. 2/3 C. 1/2 D. 1/3Question 66: The word portrayed could best be replaced by which of the following?A. studied B. destroyed C. tested D. describedQuestion 67: What is the meaning of back up?A. reverse B. advance C. block D. supportQuestion 68: What is meant by the phrase mixed results?A. The results are blended. B. The results are a composite of things.C. The results are inconclusive. D. The results are mingled together.Question 69: According to the passage, egg substitutes cannot be used to make any of followingtypes of eggs EXCEPT?A. boiled B. poached C. scrambled D. friedQuestion 70: According to the author, which of the following may reduce blood cholesterol?A. reducing egg intake but not fat intake B. increasing egg intake and fat intakeC. decreasing egg intake and fat intake D. increasing egg intake but not fat intakePART VIII: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answersheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks 71 to 80.The first question we might ask is: What can you learn in college that will help you in being anemployee? The schools teach a (71)____many things of value to the future accountant, doctor orelectrician. Do they also teach anything of value to the future employee? Yes, they teach the onething that it is perhaps most valuable for the future employee to know. But very few studentsbother (72)____ it. This basic is the skill ability to organize and express ideas in writing and inspeaking. This means that your success as an employee will depend on your ability tocommunicate, with people and to (73)____ your own thoughts and ideas to them so they will(74)____ understand what you are driving at and be persuaded.Of course, skill in expression is not enough (75)____ itself. You must have something to say inthe first place. The effectiveness of your job depends (76) ___ your ability to make other peopleunderstand your work as they do on the quality of the work itself.Expressing ones thoughts is one skill that the school can (77)___ teach. The foundations for skillin expression have to be (78)____ early: an interest in and an ear (79)____ language; experiencein organizing ideas and data, in brushing aside the irrelevant, and above all the habit of verbalexpression. If you do not lay these foundations (80) ____ your school years, you may never havean opportunity again.Question 71: A. large B. great C. far D. lotsQuestion 72: A. learning B. to learn C. with learning D. learnQuestion 73: A. interpret B. give out C. transfer D. presentQuestion 74: A. both B. not C. as well D. eitherQuestion 75: A. on B. for C. by D. inQuestion 76: A. on most B. most on C. much on D. on muchQuestion 77: A. quite B. hardly C. truly D. reallyQuestion 78: A. lied B. laid C. lain D. layQuestion 79: A. by B. in C. for D. ofQuestion 80: A. during B. of C. for D. when3
  • 4. Practice 11B 2A 3B(D) 4B 5A(C) 6A(C) 7D 8B(C) D 10B 11B 12A(D)13D 14C 15B17A 18C 19B 20A 21B 22D 23B 24B 25D 26B 27C 28B 29C 30B 31C33D 34A 35C 36D 37C 38B 39A 40B 41A 42C 43D 44B 45D 46A 47B49D 50B 51A 52C 53D 54A 55D 56B 57C 58D 59C 60B 61B 62B 63D65B 66D 67A 68C 69A 70C 71B 72D 73C 74A 75B 76B 77D 78A79D80CPractice 21C, 2D, 3A, 4C, 5C, 6C, 7B, 8D, 9C, 10C, 11B, 12C, 13D, 14B, 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 20B,21C, 22A, 23B, 24A, 25C, 26C, 27A, 28C, 29D, 30A, 31D, 32D, 33D, 34A, 35A, 36D, 37A,38D, 39A, 40B, 41B, 42D, 43A, 44D, 45A, 46D, 47A, 48B, 49D, 50C, 51B, 52B, 53D, 54D,55C, 56B, 57A, 58B, 59C, 60C, 61B, 62B, 63B, 64D, 65B, 66D, 67D, 68C, 69C, 70C, 71B, 72B,73D, 74A, 75B, 76C, 77D, 78B, 79C, 80A.4