I.Grammar: Find the Error In Each Sentence （30%）
1. The introduction of maize, or corn, from America have changed the cuisines of
A B C
Europe very quickly.
2. Ships such as oil tankers are extremely large, and can be building by only a
A B C
small number of shipyards.
3. The doctor careful examined the young boy, looking for a reason for the great pain
A B C
he was experiencing.
4. The customer asked politely for a wooded table, but the clerk replied shyly that
A B C
they were sold out.
5. That girls is known to be one of the most troublesome students in the class.
A B C D
6. That medicine, which is recommended by many doctors, prevent the common
A B C
cold from becoming the flu.
7. The boy’s father has warned him that he has no reason to be in his father’s study
A B C
room, and that he should always not go in it.
8. The Olympic athletes returned to their country to a warm welcome from adoring
A B C
fans who gave them a welcome they really deserves.
9. The guide suggested that we carry change of clothes, some traveler’s checks, and
A B C
our passport in a carry-on bag.
10. Our English teacher suggested class watch English movies, read English
A B C
newspapers, and try to speak English with foreigners.
11. I really enjoy eating Italian and French food, but the Chinese food is my favorite
A B C D
of the three.
12. There are over ten famous museums in the New York City with over ten million
A B C
visitors from all over the world.
13. The new charity was set up to benefit those families who have income lower.
A B C D
14. All of the furniture during colonial times in America was made hand by artisans.
A B C D
15. That famous company manufactures and distributes goods consumer in most
A B C
countries in the world.
II.Grammar Multiple Choice: Choose the Appropriate Answer For Each
1. Unless your teacher __________ her mind and allows you to delay for a week,
you will have to take the test with the other students.
(A) changed (B) changes
(C) had changed (D) to change
2. Peoples’ inner beauty cannot always __________ from their outward
(A) see (B) being seen
(C) be seen (D) to see
3. The Christmas party __________ by the company lasted late into the night.
(A) given (B) was given
(C) gave (D) has given
4. __________ their mother’s voice calling them, the children knew that it was time
to go home for supper.
(A) Heard (B) To hear
(C) Had heard (D) Hearing
5. The dog is __________ very loyal animal.
(A) a (B) an
(C) the (D) 0
6. __________University of Texas has a great engineering program, so I
recommend that you apply to go there.
(A) A (B) An
(C) The (D) 0
7. There __________ missing from this paragraph.
(A) a sentence is (B) is a sentence
(C) was sentence (D) sentence is a
8. Never __________ such a difficult test.
(A) have taken (B) I did take
(C) have I took (D) have I taken
9. __________only one time before in the time I have been working here.
(A) This happened has (B) Has happened this
(C) This has happened (D) This was happened
10. The teacher told the students that they __________ use the computer in her
(A) weren’t couldn’t (B) has allowed
(C) weren’t allowed to (D) has permitted to
11. The doctor suggested that the patient __________ in order to lose weight.
(A) eat less and exercise (B) less eat and exercise
(C) eating and less exercise (D) eat and less exercise
12. That part of town, which only ten years ago was empty, is now full of
(A) houses new expensive (B) new expensive houses
(C) new houses expensive (D) houses and new expensive
13. Jane has a strange habit of writing long reminders to __________ .
(A) she (B) her
(C) her own (D) herself
14. __________ departure filled him with sadness, as he knew he wouldn’t see
her for a whole month.
(A) She (B) Her
(C) Herself (D) Hers
15. One of __________ must have broken the window, for they were the only
(A) they (B) themselves
(C) them (D) him
III.Reading Comprehension: Read the passages, then choose the appropriate
Social life is vital to the existence of humans. We are in the company of other
humans from the time of our birth to our death. People give us so many things –
they teach us to speak, they show us how to relate to our environment, they help us
and support us, enabling us to have personal security and mental well being. When
we are alone, we are weak and defenseless; in groups we are powerful and able to
adapt. But well organized human societies are not easy to achieve. People are not
like ants or bees, able to produce social organization genetically. Humans have a
general need for social approval, but they also have individual interests and ambitions
that can harm or destroy social ties. To overcome these tendencies to divide, human
groups organize around principles that promote cooperation and loyalty to the group.
One of the strongest of these is kinship.
Kinship systems always include families. These families usually include at
least an adult couple and their children. We call this the nuclear family, and it is a
feature of American society. It lasts only while the family members remain at home.
In many societies, family size is much larger. The Chinese family is made up of a
couple, their sons and sons’ wives, grandchildren and unmarried children. These
extended families provide a different lifestyle than our small families.
1. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
(A) American Family Structures (B) Relating to the Environment
(C) The Nuclear Family (D) Kinship Systems
2. How does the author show his points?
(A) With ancient theories (B) Contrasting differences
(C) Historical examples (D) Pictures
3. What is the main intention of the author in this passage?
(A) To promote larger families (B) To give a definition of social order
(C) To discourage social organization (D) To introduce a new kinship system
4. The word "ties" in line 9 could best be replaced by which of the following?
(A) bond (B) strings
(C) breakdowns (D) problems
5. According to the passage, which of the following can stop successful social
grouping among humans?
(A) extended families (B) loyalty
(C) individual interests (D) nuclear families
6. Who does the word “our” in the last sentence refer to?
(A) Families (B) Humans
(C) Chinese (D) Americans
7. What does the paragraph that follows this passage probably discuss?
(A) The advantages of extended families
(B) How American families have changed
(C) Differences between nuclear and extended families
(D) The family structure in other cultures
Culture, which can be defined as a system of beliefs, knowledge, and patterns of
behavior, is learned. At birth, humans don’t have a culture, but from that moment
until the moment of death, we take part in a learning process that teaches us our native
culture. Although laughing and smiling are genetic responses, the infant soon learns
when to smile, laugh, and even how to laugh. Similarly, crying is an inborn behavior,
but infants learn the rules for crying as defined by their culture.
Cultural learning moves at a very fast and intense pace during the first years of
life. Children in every culture learn their native language, kinship terms, family
structure, eating habits, behavior rules for living and a hundred other things informally,
without thinking about them. Culture is passed from one generation to another,
acquired through learning. It is a social heredity.
Humans find the customs we acquire hard to learn at first, but with practice we
learn to follow them, and in the end we believe that they are correct and natural. In
time, we lose awareness of the specific rules for customary behavior. Most people
are not aware of the culture that guides their actions. Following the cultural rules
takes no effort, and it feels comfortable. For example, everyone speaks their native
language fluently, but they are usually unable to explain its grammar rules. In the
same way, people conform to the rest of their culture without knowledge of its
structure. Culture has a quality that is tacit and taken-for-granted.
8. What is the main theme of the passage?
(A) Specific culture rules (B) How humans acquire culture
(C) Rate of learning culture (D) Human culture for infants
9. Which of the following is not mentioned as being a part of culture?
(A) Geography (B) Language
(C) Behavior (D) Rules for crying
10. Why do humans learn and accept their own culture so easily?
(A) Because it is the best one (B) Because we learn it informally
(C) Because we understand its structure (D) Because we choose it
11. When do humans start to learn culture?
(A) When they learn their language (B) When they start laughing
(C) From the moment of birth (D) When they can understand culture
12. What does the word “it” in line 11 refer to?
(A) learning (B) behavior
(C) eating habits (D) culture
13. What does the author imply about when people feel comfortable in their own
(A) They don’t behave well. (B) They lose awareness of the rules.
(C) They learn the culture slowly. (D) They cry more often.
14. According to the passage, how long does a person learn his native culture?
(A) Until birth (B) During the first years of life
(C) All his life (D) Until he learns the rules
Man first walked on American soil approximately fifteen to twenty thousand
years ago. The first people who entered the continent crossed from Siberia to Alaska,
and by comparing these people with people who lived at the same time in Western
Europe, we can make some good guesses at their customs and habits. This can lead
to some dangerous assumptions, because the fact that the two peoples lived at the
same time doesn’t mean that they were on the same level culturally. However,
Paleolithic man of Western Europe probably resembled the first people in America, so
we will use him to draw conclusions. He lived in the open or in caves, and he wore
the skins of the animals that he killed for food with a stone- or bone-pointed spear.
He had not learned to polish hard stone, but he used flint for his weapons. He relied
totally on hunting for his food, and he had no pottery, agriculture, or domestic
The first immigrants to America came across the Bering Strait in small bands,
and their descendants traveled farther south, eventually populating all of the American
continents. Remains found in South America suggest that they had very long heads
and low foreheads. Later, broad-headed people used the same route in larger
numbers. Even later arrivals brought with them new arts, religions and social
15. What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) European immigrants (B) Agriculture in prehistoric America
(C) Europe’s influence in America (D) The population of ancient America
16. What does the author say about ancient Europeans and American migrants?
(A) They were on the same cultural level (B) They lived at different times.
(C) They resembled each other (D) They knew each other.
17. How many migrations does the author mention in the final paragraph?
(A) Three (B) One
(C) Six (D) Hundreds
18. The author thinks his comparison of ancient European to American migrants to
be which of the following?
(A) Totally accurate (B) Not exact
(C) Totally wrong (D) Unknown
19. The word “he” in line 8 refers to which of the following?
(A) First people in America (B) South American
(C) African (D) The author
20. The word “bands” in line 13 means which of the following?
(A) clothing (B) horse-drawn carts
(C) automobiles (D) groups