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Passage 1: What’s your weekend routine?

KATIE: I work Monday through Saturday, so Sunday is my favorite day. I usually sleep late and watch TV. I never
clean the house or do laundry. We always have lunch in a restaurant.

1. On Sundays, Katie _________.


a. works at home
b. doesn’t get up all day
c. has a busy day
d. eats out

Passage 2: An e-mail Subject Home again!

Dear Frank,
I just go back from Mexico. It’s beautiful, but I didn’t see much. I got sick and had to stay in the hotel. I felt awful!
On the last day we saw a mariachi band. It’s a kind of musical group. That was nice. And I bought some great
souvenirs.

Molly

2. Molly _________.
a. thought her hotel was awful
b. didn’t go out a lot
c. had a fabulous time
d. hated Mexico

Passage 3: Chest pains

Celia Burk was driving down Main Street in their neighborhood when she felt paints in her chest and arms. She
stopped the car, went into a drugstore to buy some aspirin, and then drove herself home. Did she do the right thing?

Chest pains can mean you have a serious problem, so don’t ignore them. Take aspirin, if you’re not allergic to it,
and see a doctor immediately. But don’t drive – it can be dangerous.

3. The main idea of this reading is to _________.


a. tell an anecdote about Celia
b. advertise aspirin
c. give advice about chest pains
d. describe chest pains

Passage 4: Live life to the fullest: play golf with a pro!

Have you ever played golf with a professional? Probably not, unless you’re a friend of Tiger Woods. I’ve hardly ever
played golf, so I’m certainly not a good golfer, but last month I took lessons from the professionals at one the most
famous and oldest golf clubs in the country. The instructors were incredibly good and very talented, and I learned
some great tips. I recommend it! If you’re already a good golfer, you’ll definitely improve your technique. You might
want to play a full round of golf on the challenging course after lessons. Me? I went for dinner in the clubhouse.

4. The writer _______.


a. didn’t learn anything useful
b. played golf like a professional
c. was very good at golf before the lessons
d. was a beginner at golf

5. After the lessons, the writer _______.


a. had a meal
b. played a full round of golf
c. gave the instructors a good tip
d. decided to go to a club
Passage 5: Someone you can look up to: Alfred Ciffo III

Alfred Ciffo has happy memories of talking with his grandmother while he was growing up. They chatted by phone
every week and shared their lives. Alfred was 13 when is grandmother passed away, and he missed her badly. He
realized that regular contact between the generations was important and decided to do something about it. One
year later, his Teen Connect organization was founded. The project links teenagers and seniors, who call each
other and keep in touch by phone. From the very beginning, Alfred’s senior in the program was enthusiastic because
she never knew her own grandmothers when she was young, which she regretted. Alfred started Teen Connect in
Florida, and four years later the program has over 200 groups around the U.S. and an international chapter in
Japan. Botch teenagers and seniors have been positive about the program. The seniors look forward to keeping in
touch each week, and the teenagers enjoy getting advice and hearing about the senior’s life experiences. Shortly
after Alfred started his degree at MIT, he received and awards for his community word. He was surprised but
satisfied that his program is helping to stop loneliness.

6. Before Alfred’s grandmother died, he _______.


a. visited her every week
b. was in regular contact with her
c. talked with her occasionally
d. grew up in her house

7. Alfred founded Teen Contact so _______.


a. teenagers wouldn’t be lonely
b. older people could contact their grandchildren
c. he wouldn’t regret knowing his grandmother
d. young and old people could talk together

8. Seniors like the program because _______.


a. It’s so popular all over the world
b. they enjoy hearing from the teenagers
c. it gives them some life experience
d. it helps them forget about the past

Passage 6: Modern crimes: telephone fraud

You're at home and the phone rings. A young woman says you've won a fabulous prize - a dream vacation, a new
car, or a lot of money. You get excited and start imagining it. But first, you must pay a fee for shipping or taxes. You
give the woman your credit card details, or write a check and mail it to an international address, and wait for your
prize to come. It will never be sent. You've been a victim of telephone fraud.

This type of crime is a growing problem in the U.S and Canada. People lose billions of dollars every year hoping to
get the prize of their dreams. Victims of telephone scams are often called a second time by the same criminals who
pretend to be government lawyers. The victims are told they can get their money back if they pay a legal fee or
government tax.

These criminals usually can't be caught because they call from outside the country and use telephone numbers
that can't be traced to real people or companies. If you haven't entered a contest, you probably haven't won
anything. Don't be fooled by telephone fraud: never send money or give out your credit card information in order to
receive a ‘prize’.

9. Victims of this crime ____________.


a. pay too much for a vacation
b. pay money and get nothing back
c. don't pay enough in taxes
d. enter a lot of contests

10. Sometimes criminals who commit this crime _________.


a. rob the same people twice
b. employ government lawyers
c. pay the money back to their victims
d. pay legal taxes
11. The article says that these criminals ________.
a. work for international companies
b. have foreign addresses
c. have real companies
d. live in the U.S. and Canada

12. The writer's advice about telephone fraud is ____.


a. don't enter contests
b. don't cash the check if you win
c. don't pay money if you haven't entered a contest
d. only enter international contests

Passage 7: Consumers and the environment

In recent years, concern about the environment has been endlessly discussed in the media, and consumers have
regularly been told how to change their lifestyles in order to reduce their impact on the planet. But how much has
this influenced their behavior? Recent surveys suggest that even though there is greater awareness of
environmental issues, much more needs to be done to change people's behavior. Concern for the environment
alone is not enough to change habits. Over half of the people in the surveys said that they had made changes such
as buying recycled products or recycling paper and glass. However, only a fifth sad they were taking fewer flights -
a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions - and less than 5% were using more environment - friendly hybrid cars.

“The problem is human nature,” says a leading environmentalist, 'because changing to more eco-friendly habits
means not having some of the things we’re used to. Instead of telling people what luxuries they will be giving up by
changing their behavior, we have to give a more positive message about what they will be gaining.

Changing consumer behavior is complex, but he most effective pressure that can be applied is financial. While gas
prices remained affordable, people used their cars without thinking about the environmental cost. But as world oil
prices increase, car owners are looking for ways to reduce car use. In countries where public transportation is
limited, many people have few alternatives. What is clear is that it will take more than recycling paper and plastic
to save the planet.

13. The main idea in the article is that _________.


a. the environment is a serious issue
b. it’s difficult to make people change their lifestyles
c. gas process are more expensive
d. people should buy more recycled goods

14. Recent surveys on consumer behavior show that people ________.


a. know little about environmental issues
b. don't care much about the environment
c. have made big changes in their buying habits
d. will have to change their behavior more in the future

15. The view of a leading environmentalist is that consumers ________.


a. are willing to change their habits
b. are being given a positive message about the environment
c. don't want to give up their lifestyles
d. are used to not having luxuries

16. The writer says that the best way to change consumer spending habits is to _________.
a. make things more expensive
b. convince people it’s the right thing to do
c. tell people about the environmental cost
d. let people use their cars

17. The article says that now car owners _________.


a. don't think about the cost of gas
b. buy environment-friendly gas
c. use public transportation more often
d. drive less often to save money
Passage 7. Modern crimes. Wireless network theft.

Almost everybody has a wireless internet connection these days. If you use your laptop in any city apartment
building. It will automatically find several networks (internet connections) to choose from. Often there’s enter a
password, and you can be connected to your favorite Web site in seconds. But is it legal to neighbor’s connection
without permission? Is it right?

The law differs in different states, but in most places, it is illegal to use other people’s internet connection without
their knowledge. It is considered theft of a service they have paid for, and you can be fined for doing it. Of course.
It’s very difficult to get caught unless your sit right outside someone’s house with your laptop. This happened
recently to a Florida man who was arrested by the police.

Opinions differ on whether wireless network theft is right or wrong, and it is frequently discussed on the internet.
Some people believe that if network owners don’t protect themselves with a password, they are automatic giving
permission to use their connection. They say it’s like walking into an unlocked home and drinking a glass of water
– no one and nothing gets hurt. Others say it’s theft, and people who do it should be punished.

18. Wireless network theft means _________.


a. accidentally connecting to someone’s internet connection.
b. not using a password when you connect to the internet
c. using a computer in your neighbor’s house
d. intentionally using someone’s Internet connection without asking.

19. People who commit this type of theft _________.


a. never get caught
b. are hard to find
c. can’t be punished
d. often live in Florida

20. People don’t agree on whether or not this activity is _________.


a. legal
b. right
c. damaging
d. a serious crime

21. Some people say that using someone else’s network _________.
a. can’t be done without a password
b. doesn’t do any damage
c. is like water damage
d. is worse that burglary

Passage 8: Someone you can look up to Ashley Mulroy

Ashley Mulroy was always curious about science, even as a small child. Since sixth grade, she has been winning
prize money at science fairs, which she has saved to pay for college. But it’s not just her keen interest in science
that makes Ashley stand out from the crowd. Her interest in the quality of local rivers brought her a lot of attention.
It started when Ashley was reading an article in a science magazine about antibiotics and others drugs in rivers
and tap water, she could do something useful to help people. She taught herself how to test the water by reading
science journals.

Her chemistry teacher was amazed because Ashley’s experiment was the first of its kind in the U.S. In fact, Ashley
did find low levels of antibiotics in the water, and her study won an international junior science prize. Since then, an
Ohio university has continued the tests. Ashley is now studying medicine. And she has been using a filter for her
drinking water ever since that project!

22. Ashley _________.


a. has always been interested in science
b. didn’t like science when she was a child
c. became interested in science after sixth grade
d. thinks science is a strange subject
23. Ashley’s interest in the water in her local area started _________.
a. when she read about problems in other countries
b. after people brought attention to the problems in her area
c. when she learned about it at a science fair
d. when she did a science project in college

24. Ashley’s teacher was amazed because Ashley _________.


a. was the first person to do this kind of testing in America
b. didn’t know how to use science journals
c. found antibiotics in the water
d. had problems with drugs

25. Ashley thinks American drinking water _________.


a. is free from antibiotics
b. needs to be filtered
c. is better than European water
d. is really good for you
Section III: Language Use

26. My friends and I go to the movies _______ weekends.


a. every
b. on
c. in
d. at

27. How often _______ your father work late?


a. is
b. do
c. are
d. does

28. Where _______ your best friend live?


a. is
b. does
c. are
d. do

29. I’d like to meet someone _______.


a. my parents like him too
b. I can really talk to
c. Is very different from me
d. which is interesting and funny

30. If I _______ more free time, I’d play tennis more often.
a. would have
b. had
c. am going to have
d. have

31. A: How long did you spend on the internet today?


B: I really have no idea how long _______.
a. I did spend
b. I spend
c. did I spend
d. I spent

32. Hakim _______ karate for almost ten years, and he enjoys it very much.
a. had done
b. is doing
c. has been doing
d. did

33. I’m really _______ with Alison. She never replies to my e-mails.
a. annoys
b. annoying
c. annoy
d. annoyed

34. Several bridges _______ last night during the earthquake.


a. was damaged
b. were damaged
c. be damaged
d. damaged
35. When does Magda plan on _______ her new job?
a. starting
b. to start
c. stars
d. start

36. Children learn our national anthem at a very young age. It _____ on national holidays and at festivals all year
round.
a. sings
b. is singing
c. sung
d. is sung

37. You can offend your host by not _______ a gift.


a. to bring
b. bring
c. bringing
d. brought

38. When I was a teenager, my parents never let me _______ TV on school nights.
a. to watch
b. watched
c. watch
d. watching

39. It’s great to get an e-mail, but it’s _______ to get a phone call.
a. worse
b. the worst
c. too good
d. better

40. After _______, I’m going to travel for six months.


a. I graduate
b. I’m going to graduate
c. I’ll graduate
d. I graduated

41. What _______ your sister do in her free time?


a. is
b. does
c. are
d. do

42. My family and I have breakfast together _______ the morning.


a. every
b. on
c. in
d. at

43. Jill didn’t _______ that skirt because it was expensive.


a. bought
b. buys
c. buy
d. buying
44. Javier always eats _______ fruit, but he doesn’t like vegetables.
a. much
b. a lot of
c. many
d. a

45. A: I’m a big baseball fan.


B: Really? _______.
a. I do too
b. I can too
c. Me neither
d. I am too

46. I’m interested _______ an art class next year.


a. in taking
b. to take
c. at taking
d. take

47. A: What’s the weather forecast for tomorrow tonight?


B: It _______ tomorrow night.
a. rains
b. is raining
c. is going to rain
d. rained

48. I went shopping yesterday _______ a tent for my camping trip.


a. get
b. to get
c. got
d. for getting

49. A: What do you do with your old clothes?


B: I throw them away, but my sisters give _______ to charity.
a. hers
b. their
c. her
d. theirs

50. A: What _______ when you broke your arm?


B: I was climbing a tree.
a. are you doing
b. did you go
c. were you doing
d. do you do

51. When _______ college, I’ll try to find a good job


a. I finish
b. I’m going to finish
c. I’ll finish
d. I finished

52. It’s terrible to lose your keys, but it’s _______ to lose your wallet.
a. bad
b. more bad
c. better
d. worse
53. A: Have you ever been to China?
B: No, _______.
a. I haven’t
b. I’ve been
c. I didn’t
d. I’m not

54. When I was a kid, my parents always made me _______ my homework before dinner.
a. to do
b. doing
c. do
d. did

55. A: What are you doing tomorrow night? Do you want to hang out?
B: Actually, _______ anything. I’d love to get together.
a. I won’t do
b. I can’t do
c. I’m not doing
d. I don’t do

56. I’m taking four courses and working part-time for my father, so I _______ add anything else to my schedule.
a. would rather
b. had better not
c. don’t have to
d. ought to

57. We need to find a car _______.


a. that doesn’t use a lot of gas
b. who isn’t too expensive
c. is totally reliable
d. we both like it

58. If _______ the chance, I’d spend a year or two in Australia. My English would improve a lot..
a. have
b. would have
c. had
d. am going to have

59. A: Where did you buy your printer?


B: I don’t remember where _______ it.
a. did I buy
b. I bought
c. I’ll buy
d. I buy

60. Anna _______ an art class since September, and she loves it.
a. is taking
b. has taken
c. took
d. has been taking

61. My sister is _______of spiders.


a. scared
b. scaring
c. scary
d. scare
62. Several flights _______earlier today because of severe thunderstorms.
a. delayed
b. was delayed
c. were delayed
d. be delayed

63. When did Shane decide _______ to Seoul?


a. moving
b. to move
c. moved
d. move

64. Our city has lots of fascinating festivals. They _______ all year around, and we try to go to as many as we can.
a. are held
b. are holding
c. held
d. were held

65. You can offend people by not _______ their names.


a. remember
b. remembering
c. remembered
d. have remembered

66. We _______ to a soccer game last night, but the weather was awful, so we stayed home.
a. are supposed to go
b. are going to go
c. went
d. were supposed to go

67. We’d love to get our neighbors _______ their yard. It’s really a mess!
a. cleaned up
b. will clean up
c. to clean up
d. clean up

68. I’m very upset with Brian. He should not _______ to me that way.
a. have spoken
b. had spoken
c. spoke
d. speaks

69. If Dennis has been in the right place at the right time, his career _______.
a. would take off
b. is taking of
c. has taken off
d. would have taken off

70. Many people are in favor of raising gasoline taxes _______ reduce the number of cars on the road.
a. because of
b. in order to
c. so that
d. due to

71. Carla drinks _______ milk, but she doesn’t like cheese.
a. any
b. a lot of
c. many
d. a
72. A: I can’t play the piano.
B: _______.
a. I’m not either
b. I don’t either
c. I can’t either
d. Me too

73. Sammy didn’t _______ out last night because he was very tired.
a. go
b. going
c. went
d. goes

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