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Please accept our sympathies on your daughter’s death, Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you.
With love, Agnes, Kathy, and Bruce.
|16. What is the message about?|
We have reviewed your application for credit, and it is our pleasure to inform you that an account has been opened for your company.
Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish. A descriptive brochure is attached which outlines the terms and conditions upon which this account has been opened.
Should your credit requirements change, or should you have any questions regarding to your new account, call this office and ask to speak to one of our account representatives. When you call, please have your account number available, in order that we might have quick access to your file.
|17. What is the letter about?|
|18. What is needed to have quick access to your file?|
|19. “Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish.” (paragraph 2)|
What does the sentence mean?
|20. What is the announcement about?|
|21. Where can Ms. Maryam accept her neighbors’ questions?|
|22. "If you have any question, please feel free to contact Ms. Maryam."|
This setence has the same meaning as ....
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Invitation – stimulation – temptation
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|23. The text talks about ....|
|24. Which of the following is not found in the advertisement?|
After some time, the wing mended and, because the bird did not want the farmer to have kept on arguing with his wife all the time, it decided to go back to its nest.
When the farmer discovered that the bird was gone, he was so upset that he went out to look for it. Eventually, he found it again, and was greeted happily by the whole family of the bird. As a sign of their thanks for his care and attention, the birds gave him a little box, and told him not to open it until he got home.
To his surprise, the farmer found the box full of precious stones. When his wife saw them, she decided that she too deserved a reward, and she went to see the birds. The birds give her a little casket, but this one was full of devils. The devils jumped on her as soon as she opened the casket and chased her away.
Left alone, the farmer went to live near his friend, the bird. There he built a hut of perfumed wood, and the birds decorated it with fl owers of every kind.
|25. Which of the following statements do you agree with?|
|26. The farmer’s new hut was ....|
|27. What do we learn from the text?|
|28. What is the main information discussed the third paragraph?|
Two fire investigators said the blaze apparently started in a pile of cardboard cartons at the rear of a shoe store and spread through a utilities duct above the 13 other stores. The fire started at 4.40 p.m. and was declared under control at 6.14 p.m. The center is on the Cross County Parkway at the Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway.
Five fire-fi ghters were busy at the scene. Lieut. John Carey of the Yonkers Arson Squad said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
|29. The text mainly tells us about ....|
|30. The fire has lasted about ....|
|31. How many investigators and fire fighters were involved in the scene?|
We saw some beautiful paintings. We had a guide who explained everything to us. I liked all the art, but Ryan didn’t like the modern art very much. I bought copies of two paintings. I’m going to put them on the wall of my bedroom.
At one o’clock, we were hungry so we had lunch at the museum cafeteria. After lunch, we took a walk in the park near the museum. We went home at five o’clock. We were very tired, but we had a good time. On Sunday we stayed home and studied.
|32. What did the writer and his roommate do last weekend?|
|33. The main idea of the second paragraph is ....|
|34. Which of the following you don’t agree with about Ryan?|
Most people assume that life in the rat race is bad for your health. But reversing the traditional gender roles, being a house husband is a stressful business, according to the latest research by American scientists. By giving up their jobs in order to become house husbands, men increase their risk of heart attack or coronary disease by as much as 82%, according to research based on 10 year study of 2.500 people in Boston, USA.
According to Dr Elaine Eaker, the key to the problem is that some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society. Men who stay at home tend not to have the same levels of support from friends and family as women do the same.
Jack O’Sullivan, of the Father’s Direct group, was quoted as saying: “Society expects the main career should be a woman and society is structured around that. Day care is called mother and toddler groups and some men feel awkward about belonging to those groups.
Professor Gary Cooper, a psychologist at the University of Manchester, said many men tend to underestimate the task of caring for a family. He said “Most men think being a house husband involves putting on a bit of washing, taking the kids to school and then putting their feet up with a cup of coffee.
They are crazy. Most men are not used to performing a variety of activities simultaneously (the kind of multi-tasking which is second nature to most women).”
It is estimated that men have taken over the main homemaker’s role in one in seven homes, as increasing numbers of women become the main breadwinner. The study also found that women in high-powered jobs were more likely to develop heart disease than those in more junior positions.
|35. The main idea of the first paragraph is ....|
|36. “Some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society.” (Paragraph 2)|
The statement above is the result of research done by ....
|37. The purpose of the text is ....|
|38. Some house husbands become stressed because ....|
The distinctive features of the traditional houses (tongkonan) of the Toraja are the “Buffalo horns”, the roof design and the rich decoration on the walls. The buffalo is a symbol of status, courage, strength, and fi ghting spirit.
Designed as a representation of the universe, the tongkonan is constructed in three parts: the upper world (the roof), the world of humans (the middle of the building), and the underworld (the space under the fl oor). The highly distinctive roofs constructed by the Toraja have given rise to various ingenious interpretations. Certainly the roof is something of deep signifi cance for the Toraja, and even today they build “Modern” (in other words houses built with cement) houses with such roofs.
|39. What is the text about?|
|40. “... and even today they build modern ... “ (paragraph 3)|
The underlined word refers to ....
|41. What are the ordinary people commonly called?|
|42. Which of the following does not symbolize a buffalo?|
Antibiotics are sometimes called “Wonder drugs” because they can cure diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, and scarlet fever. But, when the antibiotics are overused or misused, these drugs make a person sensitive being attacked by a superbug.
Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes. If a drug destroys too many harmless microorganism, the pathogenic ones (the dangerous microbes) will have a greater chance to multiply. This situation often leads to the development of a new infection called suprainfection.
Extensive use of some antibiotics may damage organs and tissues. For example, streptomycin, which is used to treat tuberculosis, has caused kidney damage and deafness.
Resistance to antibiotics may be ecquired by pathogenic microbes. The resistant microbes transfer genetic material to non-resistant microbes and cause them to become resistant. During antibiotic treatment, non-resistant microbes are destroyed, but resistant types survive and multiply.
To avoid the side effect of antibiotics, you’d better not urge your doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Keep in mind that antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections and have no effect on viruses, so they cannot be used for chicken pox, measles, and other viral diseases.
|43. Which diseases cannot be cured by antibiotics?|
|44. What are discussed in paragraph two and four?|
|45. Choose one from the following which is not the effect of using antibiotics improperly?|
|46. “Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes.”(paragraph 2)|
The underlined word means ....
The issue of using drugs to enhance athlete’s performance is controversial. Those who agree to the use of drugs in enhancing performance say that most top players in all sports take drugs to train harder and feel no pain during play. The trainers, sports doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and managers of the big names make sure banned substances are taken at the safest and most efficient levels. The main effect of banning such substances has turned performers and their coaches into liars and cheaters.
On the other hand, some still believe that performance enhancing drugs in sport should be banned. Performance enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they violate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes.
I think the idea of allowing them in sports could lead to a situation whereby sportsmen and women are used as human guinea pigs for a constant fl ow of new, unregulated substances.
|47. What argument is given by those who disagree with the use of performance enhancing drugs?|
|48. According to the proponents of performance enhancing drugs, the effect of banning them is that performers become ....|
|49. What is the writer’s intention to write the text?|
|50. How does the writer feel about the performance enhancing drugs?|