Entrance examination

Directions: Choose the most appropriate answer.

1. You want to reply to your friend’s compliment about your T-shirt. You say, “Thanks, _____”


1. You’re welcome.
2. It was a present.
3. You don’t have to say that.
4. Don’t talk to me this way.


2. You meet a friend on the street, but you can’t stop to chat. You excuse yourself, saying “______”


1. I’m in a rush. Let’s talk later.
2. Don’t call me. I’ll call you.
3. I don’t have to see you.
4. Make it sooner or later.


3. One of your classmates has won a scholarship to study abroad.
You congratulate her by saying,
“______”


1. Cheers. Better me than you.
2. Amazing. I never expected so much.
3. Very well. How did it do?
4. Well done. I’m very happy for you.


4. Tony wants to write down a telephone number, but he doesn’t have a pen. He asks Bill, “______”


1. Can I lend you a pen?
2. Do you have a moment?
3. Anything to give me?
4. Could I borrow your pen?


5. Philip is disappointed when his girlfriend says she can’t go a concert with him, so he asks her,
“_______”


1. Are you sure you won’t change your mind?
2. When will you let me know?
3. Who else wants to along?
4. Can you tell me when the next match will be?


6. You are talking on the phone, but the line is not very clear. You say. “_______”


1. Shout out a lot more.
2. Won’t you say a lot more?
3. Could you speak up a bit?
4. Make a loud noise.


7. You want to buy a shirt in the department store. You see one that you like on sale, but it is too small. You ask the sales assistant, “_______”


1. Can you make it bigger, please?
2. Do you have a larger size?
2. Will you sell me a bigger one?
4. Is the sale still on for all sizes?


8. Brain wants the tuk-tuk driver to drive more slowly, so he says, “_______”


1. You in front, don’t drive so fast.
2. I ask you to slow down.
3. There’s no need to hurry.
4. Moving slow is better.


9. Dr. Cook has lost his passport so he telephones the British Embassy for advice. He says, “I’ve lost my passport. _______”


1. What should I do?
2. How can I go?
3. Tell me why you don’t help me.
4. It’s your responsibility.


10. A policeman tries to fine a woman who has just thrown an empty plastic bottle on the street.
The woman says, “_______”


1. What’s the matter with you?
2. What did I do wrong?
3. Do you have a problem with me?
4. How can I help you?

11. Someone offers you a glass of wine. You say, “_______”


1. Let me find out.
2. I apologize for drinking.
3. Sorry, I don’t drink.
4. That would be funny.

12. Some students are having Thai food in a restaurant with their American teacher. One student asks, “_______”

1. Do you taste hot food?
2. Are you too spicy?
3. What do you call this in English?
4. How do you say about Thai food?

13. A student in the computer room is having problems with his computer. He calls the technician and says, “_______”

1. Fix this computer now.
2. This computer has a problem.
3. Do your job.
4. There’s something wrong with this computer.

14. John and his girlfriend are watching television one evening. John doesn’t like the program and says, “________”

1. Let’s watch something else.
2. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
3. Please change the TV immediately.
4. Turn over the channel.

15. Jim wanted to invite Sally to go to the graduation party with him,
but he waited too long and now she is going with someone else.
Jim thinks to himself, “_______”


1. I should wait a little longer.
2. I should have asked her sooner.
3. I shouldn’t ask her.
4. I shouldn’t have gone to the party.


 

A : Did you hear that Peter ___16 ___ accident last week?
B : NO. ___ 17 ___ ?
A : Not really. Only his pride! He was driving his new car. ___ 18 ___ two weeks and he __ 19 ___ another car at the traffic lights. ___ 20 ___ a dent in his front bumper but no other damage.
B : Still, ___ 21 ___ . It’s always worse when you don’t have ___ 22 ___ to blame. He’ll have to be more careful in the future.
A : I’m sure he will, but ___ 23 ___ it’s always possible to be involved in an accident. There are too many cars on the road, ___ 24 ___ .
B : And too many crazy ___ 25 ___ !

16. 1. was 2. came by 3. was an 4. had an

17. 1. Had he pain? 2. Did he hurt? 3. Was he pained? 4. Was he hurt?

18. 1. He’d only had it 2. He only bought it 3. He can be driving it 4. He took care of it

19. 1. came across 2. ran into 3. ran over 4. came against

20. 1. It was 2. There had 3. There was 4. It had

21.1. he must have been delighted 2.it’s unforgivable 3. he won’t do it again 4. I bet he was upset

22. 1. each person 2. some other 3. another somebody 4. anyone else

23. 1. even if you care 2. although you were sleepy3. no matter how careful you are 4. wherever you forget to try

24. 1. so what 2. that’s the problem 3. speak frankly 4. tell me more

25. 1. drivers 2. robbers 3. floods 4. Lights


In a study of 2,500 men aged 45 to 59, those who ate five or more apples per week had better lung function __ 26 __ men who ate no apples. Researchers measured lung function at the start of the study and again five years __ 27 __ , and considered factors __ 28 __ smoking and exercise. They think that bioflavonoids in the apples, __ 29 __ quercetin, may help to protect against cellular damage __ 30 __ by smoking and air pollution.

26. 1. with 2. than 3. to 4. over

27. 1. next 2. later 3. then 4. since

28. 1. example 2. include 3. due to 4. such as

29. 1. likely 2. really 3. namely 4. only

30. 1. cause 2. caused 3. causes 4. Causing


Memo to all participants in the English Summer Camp


It is most important that you follow the instructions __ 31 __ below. __ 32 __ May result in your being refused permission to take part in the summer camp.
All participants must__ 33 __in the lobby of the Queen’s Hotel_ 34 __.
You are allowed to bring only one bag __ 35 __ your clothes and other effects.
Do not bring any of your own sports equipment. This __ 36 __ at the camp.
The bus __ 37 __ you to the camp will __ 38 __ at 10.30 a.m. sharp.
There will be no __ 39 __ for anyone who fails to arrive __ 40 __.


31. 1. listing 2. list 3. listed 4. lists

32. 1. Failed in so doing 2. Failing so doing 3. to fail doing so 4. Failure to do so

33. 1. meet 2. have meeting 3. have met 4. be met

34. 1. at 10. a.m. on March 3 2. in 10 Hours on March 3 3. by March 3 and 10 a.m. 4. over 10 hours of March 3

35. 1. in 2. By 3. for 4. from

36. 1. was providing 2. can provide 3. will be provided 4. is providing

37. 1. is taking 2. will take 3. taken 4. to take

38. 1. left 2. departure 3. leaving 4. depart

39. 1. refund of deposit 2. deposited refund 3. period of payment 4. returned charge

40. 1. sometimes 2. at times 3. on time 4. any time


41. Diabetics must test their blood sugar level several times a day by pricking their finger to obtain a blood sample. A new technique, however, ______.


1. will enable patients to do it themselves
2. promises to do away with needles
3. may be more economical in the long run
4. can eliminate the disease completely


42. Scientists did not discover any new species. _______, they simply counted the existing species.


1. Rather 2. Similarly 3. Moreover 4. Anyway


43. This design makes the device not only highly efficient _____.

1. nor is it cheap 2. and expensive as well
3. with a lot of noise 4. but quiet also

44. In the 7th century BC, the vast Assyrian Empire stretched from Egypt to Iran, from ancient Asia Minor _____.

1. with a statue of the god, Horus 2. At three principal sites
3. to the desert of Arabia 4. Up to the 21th century

45. __________, thousands of students left the stadium.
1. Talk to their coach 2. After the game
3. While watching the match 4. Greeting the players


Electric Industrial Co.Ltd. has announced the development of a new robotic pet designed to be a conversation partner for elderly people. Called Mew, the cat-like robotic pet will have more than __ 46 __ entertainment value by offering companionship and a variety of services to the __ 47 __ . Mew has built –in sensors that enable the robotic pet to __ 48 __ to both contact and the user’s voice. When spoken to or __ 49 __ , the robot responds with either __ 50 __ or motion. Mew can also store data whenever it __ 51 __ with its user. This information can be used __ 52 __. The __ 53 __ behind the development of Mew is animal therapy. The network system will __ 54 __ the robotic pets to speak to the elderly, especially to those who are living alone, __ 55 __ disturbing their privacy.

46. 1. most 2. just 3. any 4. ever

47. 1. company 2. child 3. homeless 4. aged

48. 1. react 2. return 3. restore 4. remark

49. 1. touched 2. purchased 3. broken 4. sensed

50. 1. task 2. vision 3. movement 4. speech

51. 1. compares 2. interacts 3. interferes 4. competes

52. 1. at any time 2. recently 3. rarely 4. once upon a time

53. 1. person 2. history 3. idea 4. training

54. 1. refer 2. tempt 3. follow 4. enable

55. 1. by 2. though 3. so 4. without


56. She is a competent secretary. Her shorthand is fast and accurate and she can type in both Thai and English.


1. an efficient 2. a competitive
3. an enthusiastic 4. a creative

57. I am giving you this secret information off the record, so you must not quote me.

1. honestly 2. with the highest respect
3. unofficially 4. based on statistics

58. I want to buy a house in the city, but property prices in Bangkok are much higher than those in the provinces.

1. power 2. land
3. facilities 4. belongings

59. A chicken bone got lodged in this throat so he had to go to the hospital
1. stuck 2. lost
3. rested 4. floated

60. This automobile insurance covers emergency repairs in case of accident.
1. protects 2. hides
3. favors 4. includes


 

SPEED READING (Item Numbers 61-67)

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61. A free highway map will be sent to you after you call _____.

1. 1-800-NATURAL 2. 1-800-225-5996
3. 1-800-551-PALM 4. 1-888-VISIT VF

62. Valley forge is located near _____.

1. Wyoming 2. Washington
3. Philadelphia 4. Florida

63. If you want to enjoy Indian culture, you have to go to _____.

1. Gallup 2. Valley Forge
3. Florida 4. Arkansas

64. When you are in Grand Teton. you can enjoy _____.

1. beautiful beaches 2. mountain views
3. exciting nightlife 4. good food

65. Shoppers would most likely want to visit ______.

1. Valley Forge 2. Wyoming
3. Palm Beach County 4. Gallup

66. If you like going out at night, you should choose _____.

1. Valley Forge 2. Arkansas

3. Gallup 4. Grand Teton

67. This information was probably taken from a ______.

1. scientific magazine 2. sports weekly
3. tourist guidebook 4. geography journal


 

A Careless Zookeeper

A careless zookeeper named Blake
Fell into a tropical lake.
Said a fat alligator,
A few minutes later,
“That’s nice, but I still prefer steak.”

68. The zookeeper was careless because he _____.

1. went swimming in a lake 2. forgot to feed the alligator
3. fed the alligator steak 4. slipped into the water

69. The author uses these three words “Blake, lake, and steak” because they ______.

1. have the same vowel sound 2. convey the same meaning
3. use the same spelling pattern 4. refer to the same thing

70. The alligator just finished _____.

1. swimming in the lake 2. being trained for a show
3. helping the zookeeper 4. having a special meal

71. “That” in the last line refers to ______.

1. the alligator 2. Blake
3. the lake 4. being fat

72. The last line implies that ______.

1. human flesh does not taste best 2. alligators like tropical lakes
3. the zookeeper is a nice guy 4. the alligator is starving


My daughter is in the cast of a theatre restaurant that performs mystery plays. While the shows are quite entertaining, the food leaves a lot to be desired. Near the end of the play, each member of the audience submits a form, answering the question, “Who do you think the murderer is and why?” “It must be the cook,” wrote one patron. “He tried to poison the rest of us too.”

73. The expression “in the cast of” (line1) means ____.

1. one of the performers in 2. wearing a uniform for
3. serving food at 4. the manager of

74. We know from the second sentence that the food is ______.

1. as good as the acting 2. too expensive
3. quite bad 4. the best in town

75. Before the end of the performance, the audience is asked to _____.

1. criticize the acting 2. guess who the murderer is
3. evaluate the food’s quality 4. recommend improvements

76. The phrase “the rest of us” (line 4) refers to _____.

1. the actors 2. the audience
3. other cooks 4. restaurant employees

77. The patron’s answer is meant to be _________.

1. complimentary 2. misleading
3. humorous 4. doubtful


Estimates of the number of Native Americans living in what is now the United States at the onset of European colonization range from two to 18 million, with most historians tending toward the lower figure. What is certain is the devastating effect that European diseases had on the native population practically from the time of initial contact. Smallpox, in particular, destroyed whole communities and is thought to have been a much more direct cause of the steep decline in Indian population in the 1600s than the numerous wars with European settles.

78. The word “onset” (line 2) can be replaced by ______.

1. boom 2. end 3. sunset 4. start

79. The phrase “ tending toward” (Line 2 - 3) could best be
replaced by ______.

1. disagreeing with 2. finding out 3. preferring 4. decreasing

80. The word “devastating” (Line 3) is closest in meaning to _______.

1. lasting 2. beneficial 3. destructive 4. isolated

81. The phrase “whole communities” (line 5) refers to ________

1. European settlers 2. American Indians
3. early colonists 4. non-European immigrants

82. _______ should be considered the most important cause of the decrease of the Indian tribes.

1. Diseases carried from Europe 2. Trading contacts
3. Environmental effects 4. Wars with European settlers

83. The passage clearly states ______.

1. when the firs European settlers arrived in America
2. exactly how many American Indians existed in the area when the Europeans arrived
3. why so many American Indians died
4. what diseases besides smallpox were especially dangerous


More and more cars are being manufactured and sold all over the world. However, when these vehicles are not being driven, they must be parked. People park at the curb in one or two rows, on sidewalks, in driveways, in public parking garages and wherever they think they can get away with it . Yet there are never enough parking spaces available. Studies have shown that most cars remain parked 22.5 hours a day. The parking situation is getting critical. Therefore, it’s time to take up unconventional parking ideas. For 30 years our firm has been manufacturing mechanical auto-park systems that allow several cars to 10 be parked, taking up only one conventional parking space.


84. This paragraph is most likely to be the _____ of a longer text.

1. introduction 2. conclusion 3. body 4. summary

85. The problem mentioned in the paragraph is _______.

1. sales of motor vehicles 2. complicated vehicle manufacturing process 3. lack of parking space 4. mechanical car-park systems

86. The writer’s purpose is to _______.

1. complain about traffic jams 2.promote a new parking system
3. inform the public about parking areas 4. criticize drivers who park illegally

87. The phrase “wherever they think they can get away with it” (line3 - 4 ) can best be replaced by _______.

1. anywhere they please 2. somewhere safe from thieves
3. in a shady spot 4. only in legal parking areas

88. The word “it” (line 4) refers to _______.

1. staying in the same space for 22.5 hours
2. taking up more than one space
3. 3.careless driving 4. illegal parking

89. The word “unconventional” (Line 6) means ______.

1. confusing 2. traditional 3. informal 4. different

90. If there were another paragraph after this one, it would most likely

1. present other means of transportation
2. describe the new car-park system
3. discuss punishment for illegal parking
4. argue for more parking lots


Irradiating fruits, vegetables, spices, pork, and chicken to kill insects and bacteria has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration over the past decade or so. Irradiation of other meats, such as beef and lamp, is being reviewed. Federal approval does not require that industry adopt the process, and few food processors presently offer irradiated products.
Market studies have shown that many consumers are afraid that eating irradiated foods may cause cancer, despite scientific studies that prove the safety of treated foods. Other naysayers argue that more stringent government inspection, higher food-safety standards, and more careful food-preparation practices by consumers are all that is needed to ensure that food is safe.
Consequently, companies currently see no need to spend millions of dollars supplying processing plants with equipment necessary for a process that few shoppers are in favor of. All
supermarkets that sell irradiated food must label the food either directly on the packaging, or in the case of bulk items like fruits and vegetables, by placing a sign nearby. There is no requirement for the labelling of irradiated food served by chain restaurants or hospitals that buy directly from distributors, nor any regulations for products that contain irradiated
ingredients.

91. According to this next, the purpose of irradiating foods is _______.

1. lower prices 2. nutritional value
3. better health 4. easier cooking

92. Irradiated foods were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration _____.

1. at the beginning of this century 2. over twenty years
3. about ten years ago 4. in 1980

93. The word “reviewed” (line 3) means ______.

1. operated 2. Considered
3. enforced 4. controlled

94. Food industries now are not eager to promote irradiated product because _____ .

1. many people still have doubts about the safety
2. original tastes of products cannot be maintained
3. irradiation has been proved to cause cancer
4. doing so would increase advertising costs

95. “Treated foods” (line 6) are foods that have been ______.

1. cooked 2. spoiled
3. packaged 4. irradiated

96. Naysayers (line 6) are people who _____ others.

1. accept 2. disagree with
3. look down on 4. fear

97. The word “stringent” (line 7) means _____.

1. strict 2. requested 3. legal 4. accepted

98. The word “currently” (line 9) means _____ .

1. generally 2. normally
3. probably 4. presently

99. Irradiated foods or products must be labelled if they are ______.

1. bought directly from producers 2. sold in supermarkets
3. packed in a large container 4. served in government hospitals

100. The writer seems to have a _____ attitude toward food irradiation.

1. neutral 2. negative 3. wonderful 4. surprising