1.1. Darren kept ____________ throughout the meeting. He didn’t say a single word.
(A) confident (B) silent (C) correct (D) steep
2.2. We are ____________ for the help you gave us, and we would like to thank you by taking you
out to lunch.
(A) grateful (B) truthful (C) doubtful (D) lawful
3.3. She was so surprised that her son could park the car so ____________; he did it on his first try.
(A) smoothly (B) gradually (C) roughly (D) badly
4.4. I am sorry, but I can’t read your ____________. Could you spell your name for me?
(A) signature (B) solution (C) suggestion (D) shelter
5.5. Crystal ____________ an old friend from work, and they chatted for a while on the street.
(A) ran out of (B) ran over (C) ran away (D) ran into
6.6. Jimmy got up the ____________ to ask Carrie out, but she refused.
(A) mask (B) sight (C) cover (D) nerve
7.7. The government ____________ a plan to help increase people’s income.
(A) contended (B) developed (C) pretended (D) recycled
8.8. He got fired last week. He is ____________ now.
(A) excited (B) composed (C) delighted (D) unemployed
9.9. To ____________ the colors in the old paintings, the museum does not allow any picture-taking
with flash light.
(A) weaken (B) melt (C) preserve (D) afford
10.10. A: Would you like another bowl of soup?
B: Yes, please. It’s very ____________.
(A) delicious (B) hard (C) salty (D) dense
11.11. Son: Mom, can I have this dog as my pet?
Mom: Yes, but you have to learn how to ____________ it first.
(A) look at (B) look around (C) look after (D) look for
12.12. A: I got ____________ to college.
(A) restored (B) excited (C) painted (D) accepted
13.13. A: Would you like more?
B: No, thank you. I’m ____________. I can’t take another bite of the food.
(A) bored (B) torn (C) full (D) painful
14.14. A: May I have two tickets for the concert this weekend?
B: I’m sorry. They have been ____________. There is none left.
(A) sold out (B) taken out (C) pointed out (D) brought out
15.15. A: Is my paper okay?
B: There are some errors. You have to make ____________ and hand it in by tomorrow noon.
(A) mistakes (B) corrections (C) shifts (D) weights
16.16. A: Are you sure that Philip would ____________ the dinner?
B: Yes, Philip told me this morning that the dinner would be his treat.
(A) pay for (B) make for (C) take for (D) go for
For Questions 17 - 28, choose the BEST answer to each question.
17.17. If a police stops you for speeding, do not ____________ with him.
(A) arguing (B) to argue (C) argue (D) argument
18.18. It cost Helen five hundred dollars to have the CD player ____________.
(A) to repair (B) repaired (C) repairing (D) repair
19.19. The more junk food you eat, ____________.
(A) you get the fatter (B) you get fat more
(C) the fatter you get (D) the fat you get more
20.20. The new instructor gave Leo a book ____________.
(A) to reading (B) for read (C) reading (D) to read
21.21. Ms. William’s apartment is below ours. It is ____________ ours.
(A) next to (B) over (C) across from (D) under
22.22. It was _____________ that a thousand people would look lost in it.
(A) so a large stadium (B) a so large stadium
(C) such a large stadium (D) a such large stadium
23.23. Mr. Stone is a kind man, and ____________.
(A) so does Mr. Smith (B) so do Mr. Smith
(C) so is Mr. Smith (D) so has Mr. Smith
24.24. We asked Nancy ____________, but she went anyway.
(A) not going (B) not to go (C) to not go (D) didn’t go
25.25. Allen didn’t run ____________ to win the race because he didn’t feel well that day.
(A) as fast (B) so fast (C) fast enough (D) more fast
26.26. If the heavy rain continues, the game will have to ____________.
(A) cancel (B) be cancelled (C) be cancelling (D) cancelled
27.27. ____________ is none of your business.
(A) Where she go (B) Where did she go
(C) Where does she go (D) Where she went
28.28. ____________ read a poem in public!
(A) Rarely I have (B) Rarely I (C) Rarely have I (D) Rarely have
29.III. Reading Comprehension:
For Questions 29 - 40, read the three passages and choose the BEST answer
to each question.
Questions 29 - 33
One problem most university students encounter is not having enough money. Here are some
money-saving tips for students we think will help.
Tip 1: Every month, make a list of your expenses in a notebook. Write down what you spend
money on, and when you spend it. Also, write down the income you get each month.
Doing this will help you make better decisions about when to spend and when not to spend.
Tip 2: If you have the time, getting a job is, of course, one of the best ways to earn money.
But even better is getting a job in a restaurant. Some restaurants give food to their workers, so
you won’t need to worry about paying for meals.
Tip 3: Buy secondhand textbooks whenever you can. When you buy them from another student,
you won’t even have to pay tax. Many students sell lots of other things when they leave.
Make sure to look around for lists of used things for sale at your university, and shop
at secondhand stores if you can.
Tip 4: Eating in restaurants can be very expensive. You can save money by eating at home
with family or by eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner with your roommates and splitting the cost.
【題組】29. The main idea of this passage is to _______________.
(A) explain why university students often don’t have enough money
(B) give university students advice on saving money
(C) show university students how to make a budget
(D) make sure that university students don’t borrow money
30.【題組】30. Which two tips mention the cost of meals?
(A) Tips 1 and 3 (B) Tips 2 and 4 (C) Tips 1 and 4 (D) Tips 2 and 3
31.【題組】31. According to the passage, one doesn’t pay tax if he / she _______________.
(A) buys books at a bookstore
(B) buys things at a secondhand store
(C) buys used textbooks from another student
(D) buys things at a restaurant
32.【題組】32. Which of the followings may be the best reason for students who sell things when they leave?
(A) They want to start a new business.
(B) They need to help other students.
(C) They need the experience of selling things.
(D) They don’t want to take too much with them.
33.【題組】33. Which piece of advice is NOT mentioned in the passage?
(A) One should buy a bus or train pass.
(B) One should eat at home with his/her family.
(C) One should look for lists of used things for sale.
(D) One should make a list of all his/her expenses.
34.Questions 34 - 37
The Greek myth of Pandora was about the first woman to come into the world. Zeus
ordered two gods to bring gifts to all the animals. The god Prometheus thought that man could
use fire. However, Zeus jealously guarded the secret of fire. Nevertheless, Prometheus gave fire
to man. Out of anger, Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create a clay statue, which Zeus brought
to life. The statue became the first woman. Then, Zeus ordered the gods to give the woman gifts.
She was given intelligence, skill, and curiosity. She was named Pandora, meaning “all-gifted.”
Then, Zeus had a box given to Pandora and forbade her to ever open it. Her curiosity got the
best of her, though, and she couldn’t help but open the box. When she did, many terrible things
such as disease, poverty, and hate came out. By opening the box, Pandora forever changed the
【題組】34. What is true about Zeus?
(A) He was searching for the power of fire.
(B) He didn’t want to share the power of fire.
(C) He gave his brothers animals as gifts.
(D) He had a wife named Pandora.
35.【題組】35. What is NOT true about the passage?
(A) Pandora was the first woman to come into the world.
(B) Prometheus brought fire to man.
(C) Hephaestus created a clay statue of Pandora.
(D) Zeus told Pandora to open the box he gave her.
36.【題組】36. According to the myth, what did Pandora’s box contain?
(A) All the evils of the world (B) All gods of the heavens
(C) All the women of the world (D) All the beauty of the world
37.【題組】37. Why did Pandora open the box?
(A) She wanted to get Zeus’ attention. (B) She wanted to change the world.
(C) She wanted to know what was inside. (D) She wanted to give presents to man.
38.Questions 38 - 40
One of the problems of owning a cell phone is that it must be charged from time to time.
But this could soon be a thing of the past. A scientist in South Korea, Dr. Sang-Woo Kim, has found
a way to charge a cell phone using the human voice. Soon you might be able to recharge your phone
just by talking into it. When people talk, their voices produce energy in the form of sound waves.
Dr. Kim has invented a machine, small enough to fit inside a cell phone, which changes those
sound waves into energy. Dr. Kim is hoping to see his new idea used in future phones. In the
near future, charging your phone and talking with a friend could be one and the same.
【題組】38. What did Dr. Kim invent?
(A) A new way to power a cell phone
(B) A new way to talk on a cell phone
(C) A new way to repair a cell phone
(D) A new way to send emails with a cell phone
39.【題組】39. Which of the followings is the closest in meaning to the underlined phrase “from time to time”?
(A) regularly (B) many times (C) all the time (D) once in a while
40.【題組】40. According to the passage, which of the following statements about Dr. Kim’s invention is true?
(A) It won’t change much. (B) It is not used in phones yet.
(C) It likely won’t work. (D) It is already in most phones.