I. Read the following passage and choose the best answers to the questions. For the last few months I have spent every Saturday in my flat and have done nothing more exciting than work at home, read the newspapers and watch television. I had begun feeling bored with this and so, last weekend I thought I would do something different. I rang up several of my friends and we decided to go to London for the day. I was really excited as I hadn't been to London since I was ten. We decided to go by coach as this was by far the cheapest means of transport that was available even though it meant that we needed to get up very early. Once in London, we decided to take a sightseeing tour as we wanted to see some of the famous buildings. After the tour we bought some sandwiches and ate them in a small park. In the afternoon, two of us went shopping and the others went to the theater. We met up again at 6:30 p.m. and went to a small restaurant in Soho. The meal was really good but, unfortunately, it took much longer than we had expected. We had to get a taxi back to the coach station. Luckily, we got there just two minutes before our coach left. 1. According to the passage the writer A. usually spends his weekend at home. B. went to London with some of his friends. C. has lived in London for ten years. D. feels bored with his life. 2. He felt so excited about going to London because A. he hadn't been there before. B. he hadn't been there for ten years. C. he went there ten years ago. D. he hadn't been there for a long time. 3. Why did they decide to go by coach? A. Because it was available. B. Because they wanted to start early. C. Because other means of transport were more expensive. D. Because it was one of the most efficient means of transport. 4. Which of the following is true? A. They all went shopping before going to theater. B. They made a sightseeing tour of London and then had lunch. C. They had lunch in a small restaurant. D. They left the city at 6:30 p.m. 5. It can be inferred from the text that A. they nearly missed the coach because of the meal. B. they didn't enjoy the meal in the restaurant very much C.the coach had already left when they got to the station. D. they missed the coach and had to take a taxi back.
II. Read the following passage carefully, and then choose the best answer. The first school for blind, deaf and mute children in the Tibet Autonomous Region celebrated its first anniversary on Friday. The school is built in the eastern suburb of Lhasa, capital of Tibet, and is designed to hold 200 students. It covers 20,000 square meters. The school curriculum includes Braille and sign language training, Tibetan, mathematics, writing, ethics, training, physical education, arts, handicrafts, speech and walking courses. At the celebration, the audience was touched by a silent song expressed by the students with sign language. Baiba Toinzhub, a 10-year-old blind child, can speak fluently Chinese and is good at singing and dancing. He told the visitors that life in the boarding school was comfortable. 1. What type of students attend the school? A. Children who live in the Tibet Autonomous Region. B. Children with a variety of disabilities. C. Children who cannot see, hear, or speak. D. Children who are visually impaired. 2. The school is located in _______ . A. the capital of Tibet B. the suburb of the capital of Tibet C. the eastern of Tibet D. 20,000 square meters 3. The school is _______. A. able to hold 200 students B. the first boarding school C. 20,000 square meters in area D. A and C are correct 4. Which subject is taught in the school? A. Physics B. Foreign languages C. Computers D. Braille 5. Which of the following is not true? A. Tibet's first deaf mute school celebrated its first birthday. B. The visitors were welcomed with a beautiful song. C. Life in the boarding school is comfortable. D. Baiba Toinzhub can sing and dance very well.
III. Choose one option that best fits each of the numbered blank. The electronic computer is the most (1)_______ invention since steam engine. While the industrial revolution (2)_______ changed the nature of (3)_______ work, the computer revolution is now changing the work (4)_______ by the brain. Nowadays micro-computers are (5)_______ in hundreds of thousands and are constantly (6)_______ equipped with more and more ingenious (7)_______. Contrary to popular belief, computers (8)_______ cannot make mistakes. The answer will always be correct (9)_______ the program fed (10) _______the computer is correct. 1. A. powerful B. significant C. strange D. mysterious 2. A. previously B. lately C. frequently D. continuously 3. A. hard B. brain C. manual D. intellectual 4. A. doing B. does C. did D. done 5. A. manufactured B. done C. worked D. performed 6. A. be B. being C. been D. to be 7. A. machines B. computers C. programs D. devices 8. A. which B. that C. itself D. themselves 9. A. if B. unless C. whether D. while 10. A. up B. on C. into D. off
IV. Choose the correct sentence (A, B, C, or D) made from the suggested words. 1. Global communication be/ transform/ the invention/ Internet/. A. Global communication was transformed the invention of the Internet. B. The invention of the Internet was transformed the global communication. C. Global communication was transformed by the invention of the Internet. D. Global communication was transformed invention of Internet. 2. I/ give away/ my computer/ be/ three years old/ A. I gave away my computer which was only three years old. B. I gave away my computer, which was only three years old. C. My computer who I gave away was only three years old. D. My computer, that I gave away was only three years old. 3. Why/ you/ consider/ don't/ visit/ me/? A. Why don't you consider to visit me? B. Why you don't consider to visit me? C. You consider why don't visit me. D. Why don't you consider visiting me? 4. I/ interested/ teach/ profession/ because/ love/ work/ children. A. I love teaching profession because the children are in working with. B. I am interested in teaching profession because I love working with children. C. I am interested in teaching profession because I love the children working. D. I love working with the children because I am interested in teaching. 5. polluted/ air/ be/ chiefly/ city problem. A. Polluted air chiefly is a city problem. B. Polluted air is chiefly city problem. C. Polluted air is chiefly a city problem. D. Polluted air is a city problem chiefly.
Galileo Galilei, one of the first modern scientists, was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1564. About twenty years later he attended the University of Pisa. At first he studied philosophy, but later he studied mathematics and astronomy. He was interested in the way the earth and other planets move around the sun. He made the telescope, which made far-away things look larger and easier to examine. He also started the new way of working in science. Before Galileo, scientists did not do experiments. They just guessed about how something happened. Galileo was different. He did not just make guesses. He did experiments and watched to see what happened. Galileo was famous for his study of how things fall. He was the first person to do experiments about this problem. Before, people thought that heavy things always fell faster than light things. He found out that this was not true. He took a heavy ball and a light ball and he dropped them both from a high place. They fell at the same speed. This meant that weight is not important. This is the law of falling bodies. It is an important law for understanding our world. The life of the scientist was not always easy in the 1500s. For example, Galileo got into trouble because of his scientific ideas. His ideas were not the same as the religious ideas at the time. Many religious people did not agree with him. During his whole life he had to worry about this. He even went to prison for a while. But no one could stop him from thinking. He continued to look for scientific answers to his questions about the world. 1. Galileo Galilei studied all of the following EXCEPT A. philosophy B. mathematics C. astronomy D. experiments 2. Galileo started a new way of working in science in which...... A. he made guesses about how things happened. B. he did experiments to see how things happened. C. he made guesses about how things happened before doing experiments. D. he was interested in the way things happened. 3. In his study of how things fall, Galileo found out that...... A. heavy things did not fall faster than light things. B. light things always fell faster than heavy things. C. weight is not important. D. A and C are correct 4. According to the passage, ........ A. Galileo made the telescope to discover some new planets. B. Galileo's scientific ideas were different from the religious ideas at that time. C. Galileo's scientific ideas were accepted by many religious people. D. Galileo found out lots of important facts about our world. 5. Which of the following is not true about Galileo? A. He was an Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist. B. He was the first to do experiments about how things happened. C. Being sent to prison stopped him from exploring the world. D. He lived over four centuries ago.