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Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 1 to 8.
In the last couple of decades, selfhelp books have been a publishing phenomenon, often topping the
bestseller lists. Readers have believed their advice on how to do a wide variety of things, from becoming
successful and rich to improving their relationships. If you are facing a particular problem in your life,
there is a host of self-help books for you. If you have the idea that you want to improve yourself in some
way, there are any number of self-help titles just waiting to advise you. If you want a successful career, no
problem step-by-step guides will tell you exactly what to do. But, despite their enormous success, theres a
question many people ask: do these books actually do what they claim to?
Obviously, as in any field of publishing, some self-help books are better than others. Some may be
based on actual research and case studies theres some substance to them that suggests they can, at least to
some extent, be taken seriously. Others, however, amount to little more than psychobabble empty nonsense
dressed up as serious psychological understanding. These books bombard the reader with a mass of
meaningless jargon, disguising the fact that they have nothing to say and it would be a waste to buy them.
Its the latter category that has given self-help books a bad name among critics of the genre.
The kind of advice given in self-help books is often more or less the same. What really amount to
pretty standard statements are made in many of them. But, does this advice stand up to scrutiny?
Psychologists who have studied a range of self-help books connected with happiness say the answer to this is
not always. They say that although the emphasis the books place on aiming for good relationships with
families, friends and colleagues has, in some ways, some scientific basis in terms of what does actually lead
to personal happiness, in other ways the advice given is actually false.
(Source: New English File Advanced, OUP 2009)
Question 1: According to paragraph 1 self-help books ______
A. often top bestseller lists. B. appeared a couple of decades ago.
C. want to improve themselves. D. are rich in content.
Question 2: The author mentions from becoming successful and rich to improving their relationships
in paragraph 1 as examples of ______
A. what people are always dreaming of. B. the things self-help books can give advice on.
C. problems facing a lot of people. D. what self-help books can do.
Question 3: What does the author emphasize about self-help books in paragraph 1?
A. The fact that one person may buy many of them. B. How quickly the genre became popular.
C. The number of them available. D. Their potential readers.
Question 4: The word substance in paragraph 2 can mostly mean ______
A. research B. value C. study D. fact
Question 5: The word they in paragraph 1 refers to ______
A. people B. readers C. case studies D. self-help books
Question 6: In the second paragraph, the author expresses a preference for self-help books which ____
A. are based on serious research. B. dont use any jargon at all.
C. discuss psychology seriously. D. bombard the reader with a mass of jargon.
Question 7: According to paragraph 2 self-help books containing a lot of psychobabble ______
A. are seldom popular with readers.
B. have affected the reputation of all self-help books.
C. exist in greater numbers than other kinds of self-help book.
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D. have less information than other books.
Question 8: What can be inferred about self-help books connected with happiness?
A. They are the most popular kind of self-help book.
B. They vary more than other kinds of self-help book.
C. There is evidence to support some of the advice they give.
D. Psychologists like to study them.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
questions.
Question 9: The writer was ______ to her characters as animals and showed us their journey through animal
eyes.
A. faithful B. faithfulness C. faithfully D. faith
Question 10: Members of my family share the household chores; Dad is always willing to ______ a hand
with cooking and washing up.
A. give B. make C. put D. join
Question 11: My neighbor is a wildlife photographer. Over the years she ______ many prizes.
A. has won B. is winning C. has been winning D. won
Question 12: I asked the boy ______ in his English lessons.
A. what he mostly enjoyed B. what did he enjoy most
C. did he enjoy what most D. what he enjoyed most
Question 13: Her boy friend is said ______ in the army two years ago.
A. to have served B. to serve C. serving D. have served
Question 14: He lives a rather lonely life. He doesnt have much contact _____ other people.
A. on B. with C. to D. by
Question 15: In a job interview its advisable to show that you might be the most ______ candidate for the
position.
A. possible B. typical C. available D. suitable
Question 16: The head teacher loves Literature. She ______ significance to reading classical novels by great
writers like Charles Dickens or Leo Tolstoy.
A. admits B. attaches C. attributes D. plays
Question 17: Recent research has shown that plant and animal extinction leads to ______ loss of
biodiversity.
A. an B. a C. the D. some
Question 18: The country is rapidly losing its workers as ______ people are emigrating.
A. the most and the most B. the more and the more
C. more and more D. most and most
Question 19: On Friday night some of our friends came to the party and ______ for the weekend.
A. fell behind B. waited up C. stayed on D. kept up
Question 20: The final year at the secondary school is the time for teenagers to get ______ thinking about
choosing jobs.
A. off with B. by in C. behind with D. down to
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 21 to 25.
Have you ever heard of river rafting? This water sport, though previously (21) ______ unknown is
beginning to gain some attention to this country, especially among watersports enthusiasts.
To (22) ______ it simply, this sport involves padding a raft down a river, overcoming whatever
rapids, boulders (23) ______ other obstacles in the way. What it takes is skillful steering. A pair of strong
arms and stamina are also (24) ______.
For those who dare to give this sport a try, it would be worthwhile to go to Sungai Rasa, about 60
kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur. Though not as turbulent as some rivers found elsewhere in the world,
Sungai Rasa offers some challenges in the (25) ______ of three rapids along its course.
(Source: Workbook English 12, Education Publishing House, 2008)
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Question 21: A. relative B. relatively C. relativity D. relate
Question 22: A. take B. tell C. set D. put
Question 23: A. yet B. but C. or D. for
Question 24: A. required B. recommended C. wanted D. applied
Question 25: A. method B. way C. form D. shape
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each
of the following exchanges.
Question 26: Jennifer and Sheila are talking about the ASEAN region.
- Jennifer: It is really a region of diverse cultures and religions.
- Sheila: ______
A. Im sorry to hear that B. Absolutely
C. Youve got to be kidding D. Its alright.
Question 27: Sally wanted to end a conversation with Roger.
- Sally: Gosh, I cant believe how late it is. I really must be going!
- Roger: ______
A. Ok. See you. B. You are welcome.
C. Im glad you like it. D. Sorry to keep you waiting.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 28 to 34.
From recent studies we now know that crocodiles possess an extremely unusual form of haemoglobin
the substance which carries oxygen in the blood. As a result, this has a direct effect on the length of time
they can hold their breath and consequently their ability to stay underwater for a long time. This is very
important because they drown their victims by holding them underwater.
When crocodiles hold their breath, their bodies produce a chemical signal which makes their
heamoglobin give up more of its oxygen than usual. Crocodiles can then use that oxygen without any need
to breathe in more air.
Research workers nowadays are trying to reproduce this heamoglobin molecule in human blood.
Their work may eventually make it possible for someone to swim underwater for much longer. The problem
is that this unusual form of haemoglobin may not be the only explanation why crocodiles can stay
underwater for so long. Despite this, however, the research is of great value for the future and may even help
scientists to produce artificial blood. This is just another example of the way in which we can improve our
lives by studying animals.
(Source: Workbook English 12, Education Publishing House, 2008)
Question 28: According to paragraph 1, haemoglobin ______
A. carries oxygen in the blood. B. has a direct effect on the body.
C. helps the body to hold breath. D. enables the body to stay underwater.
Question 29: The word drown in paragraph 1 probably means ______
A. eat B. affect C. kill D. beat
Question 30: The word them in paragraph 1 refers to ______
A. crocodiles B. crocodilesvictims
C. unusual substances D. crocodile bodies
Question 31: According to paragraph 2 more oxygen is given up than usual when ______
A. haemoglobin receives a chemical signal. B. crocodiles use more oxygen.
C. crocodiles breathe in more air. D. crocodiles drown their victims
Question 32: Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. Crocodiles have a substance that humans do not have.
B. Crocodiles can stay underwater for a long time.
C. Research workers want to reproduce a kind of haemoglobin.
D. Scientists now can produce artificial blood.
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Question 33: Why does the author use the phrase without any need to breathe in more air in paragraph
2?
A. to emphasize the value of the unusual haemoglobin.
B. to illustrate the way crocodiles use oxygen.
C. to explain why crocodiles hold their breath.
D. to argue that crocodiles can stay underwater.
Question 34: Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
A. Artificial blood is difficult to produce. B. Haemoglobin helps to stay long underwater.
C. Crocodiles possess an unusual form of haemoglobin. D. Scientists learn from crocodiles.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in
each of the following questions.
Question 35: The man for who the police are looking robbed the bank yesterday.
A B C D
Question 36:English, together with Literature and Maths, are compulsory subjects in the national curriculum
A B C D
Question 37: Optimists believe that in future we will be living in a cleaner environment, breathing fresher
A B C
air and eat healthier food.
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 38: Each day, an estimated fifty-two million bloggers write on almost every conceivable subjects
A. imaginable B. acceptable C. available D. foreseeable
Question 39: The ASEAN Vision 2020 is aimed at creating closer economic integration within the region.
A. adopting B. finding C. forging D. including
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 40: The new inexperienced employee was loaded down with paperwork and regulations at the
office.
A. weighed down B. under pressure C. unburdened of D. bored with
Question 41: Nations worldwide have taken drastic measures to protect endangered species.
A. smooth B. forceful C. effective D. mild
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of
sentences in the following questions.
Question 42: He will go to an interview the next time. He will remember to bring along his qualifications
with him.
A. He will remember to bring along his qualifications with him the next time he goes to an interview.
B. He will remember his qualifications when he goes to an interview the next time.
C. He goes to an interview and then he will bring along his qualifications with him.
D. Once he goes to an interview, he will bring along his qualifications with him.
Question 43: Nam has studied English only for several months. He can make himself understood.
A. Nam understands English well after he has learned it for only several months.
B. Nam can make himself understood as he has studied English only for several months.
C. Although Nam has studied English only for several months, he can make himself understood.
D. As Nam has studied English only for several months, he understands himself.

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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in
the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 44: A. office B. signal C. instance D. police
Question 45: A. September B. commence C. national D. opponent
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs
from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 46: A. advanced B. played C. described D. lived
Question 47: A. dates B. halves C. speaks D. writes
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to
each of the following questions.
Question 48: All flights were delayed yesterday due to an accident on the runway.
A. The runway delayed all flights yesterday because it caused an accident.
B. Although there was an accident on the runway yesterday, no flight was delayed.
C. All flights were delayed yesterday because they caused an accident to the runway.
D. But for an accident on the runway all flights wouldnt have been delayed yesterday.
Question 49: My parents taught me to respect hard work.
A. I learned from my parents about respecting hard work.
B. I worked very hard and respected my parents.
C. My parents worked hard and taught me to respect them.
D. I learned how to work hard from my parents.
Question 50: Im sorry I didnt ring you earlier, Tom said to Bill.
A. Tom regretted not ringing Bill earlier.
B. Tom apologized for not ringing Bill earlier.
C. Tom admitted not ringing Bill earlier.
D. Tom was upset about not ringing Bill earlier.

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