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SYNONYM & ANTONYM

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Exercise 77. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase
that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
1. The film is not worth seeing. The plot is too dull.
A. simple B. complicated C. boring D. slow
2. In rural Midwestern towns of the USA, the decisions that affect most residents are made
at general assemblies in schools and churches.
A. concerts B. public libraries C. gatherings D. prayer services
3. I hope to have the privilege of working with them again.
A. honor B. advantage C. favor D. right
4. Everything was in a thorough mess.
A. utter B. full C. complete D. appalling
5. The service station at Shiel Bridge has a good range of groceries.
A. coach station B. railway station C. power station D. petrol station
6. He didnt bat an eye when he realized he failed the exam again.
A. didnt want to see B. didnt show surprise
C. wasnt happy D. didnt care
7. The notice should be put in the most conspicuous place so that all the students can be
well-informed.
A. easily seen B. beautiful C. popular D. suspicious
8. If the headmaster were here, he would sign your papers immediately.
A. right ahead B. currently C. formerly D. right away
9. Living in the central Australian desert has its problems, of which obtaining water is not
the least.
A. controlling B. storing C. purifying D. getting
10. Thirty minutes after the accident, the captain still refused to abandon the burning ship.
A. sail B. get on C. leave D. come to
11. It will be fine tomorrow. But if it should rain tomorrow, the match will be postponed.
A. taken off B. sold off C. put off D. turned off
12. Many scientists agree that global warming poses great threats to all species on Earth.
A. annoyance B. risks C. irritations D. fears
13. The works of such men as the English philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes
helped pave the way for academic freedom in the modern sense.
A. initiate B. lighten C. terminate D. prevent
14. E-cash cards are the main means of all transactions in a cashless society.
A. cash-free B. cash-starved C. cash-strapped D. cash-in-hand
15. For a long term period, Lizzie Magie has been battling against the vicissitudes of life.
A. mutability B. caprice C. ups and downs D. determination
16. The aim of University education is to inure students to hardship, trials and adverse
situations in life.
A. accustom B. obliterate C. shun D. estrange.
17. Those girls are totally unaware that they are being made use of by this organization.
A. taken for granted B. spoken ill of
C. made fun of D. taken advantage of
18. In life, Ray always gives me a hand with repairing the broken things in my house.
A. assists me by B. asks me to help with
C. pleases me by D. serves me with
19. I just want to stay at home and watch TV and take it easy.
A. sleep B. sit down C. eat D. relax
20. The rains of 1993 causing the Missouri river to overflow resulted in one of the worst
floods of the 20th century.
A. stopped B. lessened C. caused D. overcame

Exercise 78. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase
that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
1. Im becoming increasingly absent-minded. Last week, I locked myself out of my house
twice.
A. being considerate of things B. remembering to do right things
C. forgetful of ones past D. often forgetting things
2. For calculating a calendar, it is convenient to use the tropical solar year.
A. practical B. critical C. necessary D. appropriate
3. The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
A. speed B. expect more C. do better D. treat better
4. As all of us cannot be available today, let's put off the discussion till later.
A. present for the event B. scheduled for the event
C. arranged for the event D. appointed for the event
5. As the enemy forces were so overwhelming, our troops had to retreat to a safer position.
A. powerful B. dreadful C. overflowing D. outgrowing
6. We oppose this war, as we would do any other war which created an environmental
catastrophe.
A. pollution B. disaster C. convention D. epidemic
7. Relaxation therapy teaches one not to fret over small problems.
A. get involved in B. worry about C. look for D. get angry about
8. The 1923 earthquake in Japan killed about 200,000 people and left countless wounded
and homeless.
A. poor B. imprisoned C. suffered D. injured
9. The bomb exploded in the garage; fortunately no one hurt.
A. put on B. went off C. got out D. kept up
10. The service station at Shiel Bridge has a good range of groceries.
A. coach station B. railway station C. power station D. petrol station
11. They had to delay their trip because of the bad weather.
A. get through B. put off C. keep up with D. go over
12. The organization was established in 1950 in the USA.
A. come around B. set up C. made out D. put on
13. It took me a very long time to recover from the shock of her death.
A. turn off B. take on C. get over D. keep up with
14. Many young children are spending large amounts of time watching the TV without being
aware of its detriment to their school work.
A. harm B. advantage C. support D. benefit
15. To prepare for your job interview, you should jot down your qualifications and
experience as well as some important information about yourself.
A. draw B. place C. put D. write
16. The girls were deeply affected by that sentimental movie.
A. influenced B. sad C. touched D. annoyed
17. Helen Keller, blind and deaf from an early age, developed her sense of smell so finely
that she could identify friends by their personal odors.
A. classify B. communicate with
C. describe D. recognize
18. The life boat rescued the crew of the sinking ship.
A. picked up B. provided food for
C. saved the life of D. looked for
19. The most important thing is to keep yourself occupied.
A. busy B. comfortable C. free D. relaxed
20. You can withdraw money from the account at any time without penalty.
A. loss B. charge C. punishment D. offense

Exercise 79. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase
that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
1. Be careful! The tree is going to fall.
A. Look out B. Look up C. Look on D. Look after
2. He did not particularly want to play any competitive sport.
A. use up B. do with C. take up D. go on
3. I just want to stay at home and watch TV and take it easy.
A. sleep B. sit down C. eat D. relax
4. The meteorologist said on TV that it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow.
A. astronomer B. TV anchor C. TV weatherman D. fortune teller
5. In the end her neighbour decided to speak his mind.
A. say exactly what he thought B. say a few words
C. have a chat D. are given the right to
6. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt you. Please, go on and finish what you were saying.
A. talk B. quit C. continue D. stop
7. The crew divided the life preservers among the twenty terrified passengers as the ship
began to sink.
A. exhausted B. surprised C. frightened D. excited
8. Most deserts are enormous sandy areas.
A. mysterious B. narrow C. immense D. aerial
9. The repeated commercials on TV distract many viewers from watching their favourite
films.
A. advertisements B. contests C. businesses D. economics
10. As tourism is more developed, people worry about the damage to the flora and fauna of
the island.
A. fruits and vegetables B. flowers and trees
C. plants and animals D. mountains and forests
11. It is such a prestigious university that only excellent students are entitled to a full
scholarship each year.
A. have the obligation to B. have the right to refuse
C. are refused the right to D. are given the right to
12. Everything was in a thorough mess.
A. utter B. full C. complete D. appalling
13. Few businesses are flourishing in the present economic climate.
A. growing well B. setting up C. closing down D. taking off
14. Being listed as an endangered species can have negative effect since it could make a
species more desirable for collectors and poachers.
A. awareness B. preservation C. support D. impact
15. My mom is always bad-tempered when I leave my room untidy.
A. feeling embarrassed B. talking too much
C. very happy and satisfied D. easily annoyed or irritated
16. We really appreciate your help, without which we couldnt have got our task done in
time.
A. feel thankful for B. depreciate C. require D. are proud of
17. The Bali Tiger was declared extinct in 1937 due to hunting and habitat loss.
A. reserve B. generation
C. natural environment D. diversity
18. It is found that endangered species are often concentrated in areas that are poor and
densely populated, such as much of Asia and Africa.
A. disappeared B. increased C. threatened D. reduced
19. Many species have become extinct each year before biologists can identify them.
A. destroy B. drain C. endanger D. discover
20. During the earthquake, a lot of buildings collapsed, which killed thousands of people.
A. went off accidentally B. fell down unexpectedly
C. exploded suddenly D. erupted violently

Exercise 80. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase
that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
1. I hope to have the privilege of working with them again.
A. honor B. advantage C. favor D. right
2. Everything was in a thorough mess.
A. utter B. full C. complete D. appalling
3. The service station at Shiel Bridge has a good range of groceries.
A. coach station B. railway station C. power station D. petrol station
4. Humans depend on species diversity to provide food, clean air and water, and fertile soil
for agriculture.
A. raise B. produce C. supply D. reserve
5. Many schools provide environmental education to increase students' awareness of
conservation needs.
A. effort B. benefit C. exploitation D. knowledge
6. You must answer the polices questions truthfully; otherwise, you will get into trouble.
A. exactly as things really happen B. with a negative attitude
C. in a harmful way D. as trustingly as you can
7. She got up late and rushed to the bus stop.
A. came into B. went leisurely C. went quickly D. dropped by
8. The meteorologist said on TV that it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow.
A. astronomer B. TV anchor C. TV weatherman D. fortune teller
9. Billy, come and give me a hand with cooking.
A. help B. prepared C. be busy D. attempt
10. Whenever problems come up, we discuss them frankly and find solutions quickly.
A. happen B. encounter C. arrive D. clean
11. It will take more or less a month to prepare for the wedding.
A. approximately B. generally C. frankly D. simply
12. Mr. Pike held his wife's hands and talked urgently to her in a low voice, but there didn't
seem to be any response.
A. feeling B. emotion C. reply D. effect
13. My uncle, who is an accomplished guitarist, taught me how to play.
A. skillful B. famous C. perfect D. modest
14. After many year of unsuccessfully endeavoring to form his own orchestra, Glenn Miller
finally achieved world fame in 1939 as a big band leader.
A. requesting B. trying C. offering D. deciding
15. Professor Berg was very interested in the diversity of cultures all over the world.
A. variety B. changes C. conservation D. number
16. Women liberated from child care can pursue their own interests.
A. leisure with B. burdened with C. having fun with D. freed from
17. I didn't think his comments were very appropriate at the time.
A. correct B. right C. exact D. suitable
18. It was inevitable that the smaller company should merge with the larger.
A. urgent B. unavoidable C. important D. necessary
19. This is the instance where big, obvious non-verbal signals are appropriate.
A. situation B. attention C. place D. matter
20. When you are in a restaurant, you can raise your hand slightly to show that you need
assistance.
A. bill B. menu C. help D. food

Exercise 81. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in
meaning to the italic part in each of the following questions.
1. We ought to keep these proposals secret from the chairman for the time being.
A. lively B. frequented C. accessible D. revealed
2. They have not made any effort to integrate with the local community.
A. cooperate B. put together C. separate D. connect
3. There has been insufficient rainfall over the past two years, and farmers are having
trouble.
A. adequate B. unsatisfactory C. abundant D. dominant
4. Now, when so many frogs were killed, there were more and more insects.
A. lesser and lesser B. fewer and fewer C. lesser and fewer D. less and less
5. The young are now far more materialistic than their precedents years ago.
A. monetary B. greedy C. spiritual D. object - oriented
6. One of the key to successful business is careful planning.
A. falling B. victorious C. faulty D. impossible
7. Mr. Smiths new neighbors appear to be very friendly.
A. amicable B. inapplicable C. hostile D. futile
8. The clubs meet on the last Thursday of every month in a dilapidated palace.
A. renovated B. regenerated C. furnished D. neglected
9. His extravagant ideas were never brought to fruition.
A. impressive B. exaggerated C. unacceptable D. practical
10. This shouldnt be too taxing for you.
A. comfortable B. demanding C. easy D. relaxing
11. The Germanys war hysteria has accounted for its peoples hostility towards foreigners.
A. disease B. ceremony C. malaria D. serenity .
12. He was ostracize by his colleagues for refusing to support the strike.
A. crucify B. include C. patronize D. lionize.
13. Population growth rates vary among regions and even among countries within the same
region.
A. fluctuate B. stay unchanged C. restrain D. remain unstable
14. She could not hide her dismay at the result.
A. disappointment B. depression C. happiness D. pessimism
15. Certain courses are compulsory; others are optional..
A. voluntary B. free C. pressure D. mandatory
16. We offer a speedy and secure service of transferring money in less than 24 hours.
A. uninterested B. unsure C. slow D. open
17. The Red Cross is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to reducing the
sufferings of wounded soldiers, civilians and prisoners of war.
A. worry and sadness B. pain and sorrow C. loss D. happiness
18. After five days on trial, the court found him innocent of the crime and he was released
A. innovative B. nave C. guilty D. benevolent
19. Mr. Brown is a very generous old man. He has given most of his wealth to a charity
organization.
A. hospitable B. honest C kind D. mean
20. In the first two decades of its existence, the cinema developed rapidly.
A. leisurely B. sluggishly C. weakly D. shortly

Exercise 82. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in
meaning to the italic part in each of the following questions.
1. The earth is being threatened and the future looks bad.
A. done B. made C. defended D. varied
2. Thousands are going starving because of the failure of this year's harvest.
A. hungry B. poor C. rich D. full
3. Id like to pay some money into my bank account.
A. withdraw some money from B. put some money into
C. give some money out D. leave some money aside
4. We offer a speedy and secure service of transferring money in less than 24 hours.
A. uninterested B. unsure C. open D. slow
5. The International Organizations are going to be in a temporary way in the country.
A. permanent B. guess C. complicated C. soak
6. My little daughter would spend an inordinate amount of time in the shop, deciding
exactly which 4 comics she was going to buy.
A. excessive B. limited C. required D. abundant
7. About 95 percent of all animals are invertebrates which can live anywhere, but most,
like the starfish and crabs, live in the ocean.
A. with backbones B. with ribs
C. without ribs D. without backbones
8. He had never experienced such discourtesy towards the president as it occurred at the
annual meeting in May.
A. politeness B. rudeness C. measurement D. encouragement
9. We offer a speedy and secure service of transferring money in less than 24 hours.
A. uninterested B. unsure C. open D. slow
10. Why are you being so arrogant?
A. snooty B. humble C. cunning D. naive
11. His policies were beneficial to the economy as a whole.
A. harmless B. crude C. detrimental D. innocent
12. The doctor advised Peter to give up smoking.
A. stop B. continue C. finish D. consider
13. Advanced students need to be aware of the important of collocation
A. of high level B. of great important
C. of low level D. of steady progress
14. Fruit and vegetables grew in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the
surplus.
A. excess B. large quantity C. small quantity D. sufficiency
15. There is growing concern about the way man has destroyed the environment.
A. attraction B. consideration C. ease D. speculation
16. The bank announced that it was to merge with another of the high street banks.
A. associate B. separate C. cooperate D. assemble
17. He had never experienced such discourtesy towards the president as it occurred at the
annual meeting in May.
A. politeness B. rudeness C. measurement D. encouragement
18. Affluent families find it easier to support their children financially.
A. Wealthy B. Well-off C. Privileged D. Impoverished
19. She had a cozy little apartment in Boston.
A. uncomfortable B. dirty C. lazy D. warm
20. A frightening number of illiterate students are graduating from college.
A. able to read and write
B. able to join intramural sport
C. inflexible
D. unable to pass an examination in reading and writing

Question 36: At fifty-five, he began life again, determined with his pen to wipe out the
debt.
A. rub out B. pay off C. bump off D. give up
Question 37: The National Institute of Mental Health is conducting far-reaching research
to determine the psychological effects of using drugs. A. refined B. extensive C.
prevalent D. tentative
2. Within their home country, National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies assume the
duties and responsibilities of a national relief society.
A. take on B. get off C. go about D. put in
Cu 7: I have to take up my dress. I step on it all the time.
A. shorten B. make it longer C. embellish D. try on
1. In Scotland, students transfer from primary to secondary education at approximately age
12.
A. compound B. base C. change D. move
Question 9: Around 150 B.C. the Greek astronomer Hipparchus developed a system
to classify stars according to brightness. A. shine B. record C.
categorize D. diversify
Cu 8: Lee doesnt like conventional dressing. She prefers something modern and shocking.
A. new B. old C. social D. traditional
1. When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying or
asking you.
A. be related to B. be interested in
C. pay all attention to D. express interest to
1. The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
A. speed B. expectation C. improvement D. treatment
Cu 10: I had a row with my boss and had to quit the job.
A. quarreled B. debated C. ignored D. discussed
2. Let's put off that meeting to next Monday.
A. postpone B. schedule C. arrange D. appoint
3. A nuclear station may take risk going off due to unexpected incidents.
A. demolishing B. exploding C. developing D. running
1. Telecommunication is bound to have a huge influence on various aspects of our lives.
A. depression B. technique C. expect D. impact
Question 34: Trees have to be pruned seasonally or annually to ensure that they continue
to bear fruit.
A. weeded B. fertilized C. harvested D. trimmed
2. Those companies were closed due to some seriously financial problems.
A. taken off B. put away C. wiped out D. gone over
1. Three great stretches of sandy deserts almost circle the center of Australia.
A. dunes B. valleys C. lands D. areas
Question 33: Dissemination of information is frequently carried out via satellite - through
local or national TV networks.
A. Dedication B. Compilation C. Condensing D. Dispersal
1. Humans depend on species diversity to provide food, clean air and water, and fertile soil
for agriculture.
A. destruction B. contamination C. fertilizer D. variety
Question 32: The crew divided the life preservers among the twenty terrified passengers as
the ship began to sink. A. exhausted B. surprised C. frightened
D. excited
Question 24: We spent the entire day looking for a new hotel.
A. the long day B. day after day C. all day long D. all long day
Question 25: Thanh Hoa is well-known for its beautiful beaches and seafood.
A. rich B. successful C. honest D. famous
Question 26: What do you like doing in your spare time?
A. enjoyable B. free C. quiet D. busy
Cu 1: I had a row with my boss and had to quit the job.
A. quarreled B. debated C. discussed D. ignored
Cu 2: Women liberated from child care can pursue their own interests.
A. leisure with B. having fun with C. freed from D. burdened with
Cu 3: Lee doesnt like conventional dressing. She prefers something modern and shocking.
A. social B. new C. old D. traditional
Cu 4: The film is not worth seeing. The plot is too dull.
A. slow B. simple C. complicated D. boring
Cu 5: I have to take up my dress. I step on it all the time.
A. make it longer B. embellish C. shorten D. try on

2. Life on Earth is disappearing fast and will continue to do so unless urgent action is taken.
A. vanishing B. damaging C. polluting D. destroying
3. Hunting for meat and burning forests for soil cause destruction to wildlife.
A. organization B. contamination C. protection D. damage
1. When the alarm went off, everyone proceeded calmly to the emergency exits.
A. fell B. exploded C. called D. rang
Question 31: During the earthquake, a lot of buildings collapsed, which killed thousands of
people.
A. went off accidentally B. fell down unexpectedly C. exploded suddenly
D. erupted violently
2. Look out. There is a rattlesnake under the picnic table!
A. Listen B. Be careful C. Go D. Watch
3. Mrs. Jones's husband passed away fast Friday. We are all shocked by the news.
A. got married B. divorced C. died D. were on business
Question 33: You must answer the polices questions truthfully; otherwise, you will get into
trouble.
A. exactly as things really happen B. with a negative attitude
C. in a harmful way D. as trustingly as you can
4. If you do not understand the word "superstitious," look it up in the dictionary.
A. find its meaning B. write it C. draw it D. note it
He seems to make the same mistake over and over again
A. for good B. by the way C. repeatedly D. in vain
1. The ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) is an agreement by the member nations of ASEAN
concerning local manufacturing in all ASEAN countries.
A. progressing B. producing C. combining D. aiming
Question 31: His new yacht is certainly an ostentatious display of his wealth.
A. showy B. expensive C. large D. ossified
1. The small white flowers are my favorite. They give off a wonderful honey smell that
scents the entire garden.
A. release B. stop C. end D. melt
2. I couldn't make out what he had talked about because I was not used to his accent.
A. stand B. understand C. write D. interrupt
Question 27. In most countries, compulsory military service does not apply to women.
A. superior B. mandatory C. beneficial D. constructive
3. The firefighters fought the blaze while the crowd was looking on it.
A. blowing B. watering C. preventing D. watching
Question 28. Scientists warn of the impending extinction of many species of plants and
animals.
A. irrefutable B. imminent C. formidable D. absolute
1. After a tie, there are two overtime periods of three minutes each.
A. penalty B. draw C. score D. goal
Cu 31: Unless I miss my guess, your computer needs a new hard drive. NHM LN
A. I break the soft drive B. you lack money C. you are my guess D. I
make a mistake
The goalkeeper can also be ejected for twenty seconds if a major foul is committed.
A. advanced B. sprinted C. played D. excluded
1. The ASEAN Para-Games are hosted by the same country where the SEA Games took
place.
A. organized B. impressed C. participated D. defended
Question 29. The aircraft carrier is indispensable in naval operations against sea or shore
based enemies.
A. unique B. novel C. exotic D. vital
5. Not all women can do two jobs well at the same time: rearing children and working at
office.
A. educating B. taking care of C. homemaking D. giving a birth
Question 2: If petrol price go up any more, I shall have to use a bicycle.
A. develop B. ascend C. raise D. increase
6. There have been significant changes in women's lives since the women's liberation
movement.
A. controlled B. economic C. important D. natural
Question 30. The use of lasers in surgery has become relatively commonplace in recent
years.
A. absolutely B. relevantly C. almost D. comparatively
7. Childbearing is the women's most wonderful role.
A. Giving birth to a baby B. Having no child
C. Bring up a child D. Educating a child
38. John has a thorough knowledge of history of arts.
A. practical B. scientific C. complete D. wonderful
39. Computers are recent accomplishments in our time.
A. structures B. achievements C. calculations D. documents
40. What I like about you is your enthusiasm for work.
A. concentration B. eagerness C. desire D. appreciation
8. The forces behind the women's liberation movement vary from culture to culture, from
individual to individual.
A. advocate B. equalize C. power D. change
Question1: There were so many members of the political party who had gone against the leader that
he resigneD.
A. apposed B. insisted C. invited D. opposed
1. If you don't pay your rent, your landlord is going to kick you out!
A. lend you some money B. play football with you
C. give you a kick D. force you to leave
6. I am tired because I went to bed late last night.
A. stayed up B. kept off C. put out D. brought up
Question 26. The famous racehorse Secretariat had to be destroyed because of a painful,
incurable hoof disease.
A. disabling B. vexatious C. dangerous D. irreparable
2. Yesterday I ran into Sam at the grocery store. I had not seen him for years.
A. met B. visited C. said goodbye to D. made friends with
Question 27: S. Mayo Hospital in New Orleans was so named in recognition of Dr.
Mayos outstanding humanitarianism.
A. exhaustive B. charitable C. remarkable D.
widespread
Question 26: Around 150 B.C. the Greek astronomer Hipparchus developed a system
to classify stars according to brightness.
A. shine B. record C. categorize D. diversify
3. Let's go over that report again before we submit it.
A. dictate B. print C. read carefully D. type
Question 26. The situation seems to be changing minute by minute.
A. from time to time B. time after time C. again and again D. very rapidly
Please speak up a bit more, Jason. Youre hardly loud enough to be heard from the back,
the teacher said.
A. eligible B. audible C. edible D. visible
Question 34: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations should be discontinued, an
innovation I heartily support.
A. inner part B. test C. entrance D. change
4. I will not stand for your bad attitude any longer.
A. like B. tolerate C. mean D. care
Question 28: The weather is horrible at the moment, isnt it? I hope it clears up later.
A. becomes brighter B. shines C. is not cloudy D. clean
2. Southeast Asia is a region of diverse cultures.
A. same B. adopted C. various D. respected
Question 32: A domineering husband, he is the stereotype of a male chauvinist.
A. musician B. opposite C. disagreeable type D. fixed conception
Question 33: Id rather stay in a hotel with all the amenities than camp in the woods.
A. expenses B. friends C. sports D. conveniences
1. The number of Vietnamese sport officials and referees of international standard taking
part in regional tournaments has increased rapidly.
A. hosting B. participating C. achieving D. succeeding
Question 3: I didnt go to work this morning . I stayed at home because of the morning rain.
A. thanks to B. on account of C. in spite of D. in addition to
Question 4: The new cow boy-film catches the fancy of the children.
A. attracts B. satisfies C. surprises D. amuses
Question 5: Now I understand why you moved out of that house.
A. I am surprised B. it frustrates me C. I am intrigued D. it makes sense to me
Question 25. Most of the school-leavers are sanguine about the idea of going to work and
earning money.
A. fearsome B. expected C. excited D. optimistic
3. In times of war, the Red Cross is dedicated to reducing the sufferings of wounded
soldiers, civilians, and prisoners of war.
A. mounted B. excited C. devoted D. interested
Question 13: The most important thing is to keep yourself occupied.
A. busy B. comfortable C. free D. relaxed
Question 14: My uncle, who is an accomplished guitarist, taught me how to play.
A. skillful B. famous C. perfect D. modest
Question 1: As a government official, Benjamin Franklin often traveled abroad.
A. widely B. secretly C. alone D. overseas
1. The total number of national Red Cross societies from all over the world has mounted to
186.
A. protected B. devoted C. increased D. aimed
Question 1: I cant stand people who treat animals cruelly.
A. cleverly B. reasonably C. gently D. brutally
Question 2: Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity.
A. reveal B. conserve C. cover D. presume
2. Henri Davison, president of the American Red Cross war Committee proposed forming a
federation of these National Societies.
A. took B. dedicated C. carried D. suggested
6. Power plants are increasingly located outside metropolitan areas.
A. belonging to a big or capital city B. in an industrial city C. of a busy suburb D.
relating to a remote suburb
3. Fifty per cent of road accidents results in head injuries.
A. examines B. heals C. causes D. treats
4. Jean Henri Dunant was appalled by the almost complete lack of care for wounded
soldiers.
A. dedicated B. shocked C. interested D. excited
Question 35: He inherited a lucrative business from his father.
A. lucid B. losing C. wealthy D. profitable
6. Pierre often helped her, and they devoted all their time to working in their laboratory.
A. dedicated B. sent C. gave D. offered
7. Founded in 1930 with just 13 teams, the tournament now attracts more than 140
countries.
A. Established B. Produced C. Started D. Erected
8. In the first two decades of its existence, the cinema developed rapidly.
A. stressed B. enlarged C. progressed D. ripened
5. The mission statement of the International Movement as formulated in the "Strategy
2010" document of the Federation is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by
mobilizing the power of humanity.
A. weak and unprotected B. wealthy and famous
C. poor and disabled D. deaf and mute
Question 25: It was inevitable that the smaller company should merge with the larger.
A. urgent B. unavoidable C. important D. necessary
Question 29:. There used to be a shop at the end of the street but it went out of business a
year ago.
A. closed up B. closed C. closed down D. closed into
6. Did your son pass the university entrance examination?
A. make up B. get along C. go up D. get through
Question 18: His new work has enjoyed a very good review from critics and readers.
A. opinion B. viewing C. look D. regard
Question 20: Such problems as haste and inexperience are a universal feature of youth.
A. separated B. marked C. hidden D. shared
7. What may happen if John will not arrive in time?
A. go along B. count on C. keep away D. turn up
Question 19: We have lived there for years and grown fond of the surroundings. That is why
we dont want to leave. A. loved the surroundings B. possessed by the
surroundings
C. haunted by the surroundings D. planted many trees in the surroundings
8. Johnny sometimes visits his grandparents in the countryside.
A. calls on B. keeps off C. takes in D. goes up
Question 32: The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
A. speed B. expect more C. do better D. treat better
9. They decided to postpone their journey till the end of the month because of the
epidemic.
A. take up B. turn round C. put off D. do with
Question 31: For calculating a calendar, it is convenient to use the tropical solar year.
A. practical B. critical C. necessary D. appropriate
Question 33: As all of us cannot be available today, let's put off the discussion till later.
A. present for the event B. scheduled for the event C. arranged for the event D. appointed for
the event
1. The ASEAN Investment Area aims to enhance the competitiveness of the region for
attracting direct investment which flows into and within ASEAN.
A. produce B. combine C. found D. improve
38. John has a thorough knowledge of history of arts.
A. practical B. scientific C. complete D. wonderful
39. Question 2: American poet James Merrily received critical acclaim for his work entitled
Jim's Book.
A. advice B. disapproval C. praise D. attention
Computers are recent accomplishments in our time.
A. structures B. achievements C. calculations D. documents
40. What I like about you is your enthusiasm for work.
A. concentration B. eagerness C. desire D. appreciation
Question 3:. A revolution in women's fashion during the second half of the twentieth
century made trousers acceptable for almost all activities. A. available B.
permissible C. attractive D. ideal
Question 25: Following the fiasco at the nuclear plant, the public protested against its
reopening.
A. complete failure B. destructive fire C. partial breakdown D.
boycott
Question 26: Mother and her daughter-in-law have been on amazingly amicable terms for
years.
A. equal B. hostile C. happy D. friendly
Question 27: He drove so fast that I really felt my life was in danger.
A. at the target B. in accident C. at stake D. in comfort
Cu 6: He was asked to account for his presence at the scene of the crime.
A. complain B. exchange C. explain D. arrange
Cu 7: Married couples can get a divorce if they find they are not compatible.
A. able to budget the money B. capable of having children
C. capable of living harmoniously D. able to share an apartment or a house
Cu 8: When I was crossing the street, I caught sight of an old friend of mine in a
restaurant.
A. waved B. saw C. looked D. watched
Cu 9: Although we argued with him for a long time, he stood his ground.
A. changed his decision B. refused to change his decision
C. felt sorry for us D. wanted to continue
Cu 10: Be careful! The tree is going to fall.
A. Look out B. Look up C. Look on D. Look after
Cu 51. The loudspeaker seemed to distort his voice.
A. wrong B. evil C. deform D. harm
Cu 52. Although he is rich, he lives in a modest house.
A. attractive B. clever C. current D. small
Cu 53.She was fearless and full of energy.
A. powerful B. cowardly C. brave D. careful

23: It was boiling yesterday. We have a very humid and dry summer this year.
A. very hot B. cooking C. dry D. cooked
24: It was inevitable that the smaller company should merge with the larger one.
A. vital B. unnecessary C. urgent D. unavoidable
25: He made one last futile effort to convince her and left home.
A. favorable B. difficult C. ineffectual D. firm