Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest:

1. A. catastrophe B. trophy C. notify D. recipe /’resәpi/

2. A. famine B. determine C. mineral D. miner

3. A. mission B. revision C. division D. collision

Circle the word which has a different stress pattern from that of the others:

4. A. inhabitant B. interpreter C. imitation D. initiate

5. A. stimulate B. sharpener C. festival D. disaster

Choose the word or phrase (A, B, C or D) that best completes each sentence:

6. Failure to win the championship will _______in the dismissal of the coach. {trainer}

A. result B. happen C. affect D. cause

7. He tried to_______to everyone to support him.

A. make B. appeal C. persuade D. advise

8. There was a hold-up on the road because a bridge had been_______away by the flood.

A. washed B. flowed C. blown D. destroyed

9. He_______his life to helping the poor.

A. spent B. experienced C. dedicated D. used

10. The Red Cross is a organization whose purpose is to help people in war time and _______ disasters.

A. commercial B. political C. military D. humanitarian

11. She got angry when they started to_______her private life.

A. ask for B. enquire after C. ask about D. enquire with

12. She ran in a marathon last week but_______after ten kilometers. {withdraw}

A. dropped out B. closed down C. broke up D. made up

13. Gertrude takes_______her mother; she has blue eyes and fair hair,too.

A. in B. up C. after D. down

14. It took him a long time to _______the death of his wife. {recover}

A. take away B. get over C. take off D. get through

15. There were so many kinds of cameras_______, and I didn’t know which to buy.

A. to choose B. choosing from C. chosen D. to choose from

16. Billy hasn’t been working; he won’t_______his examinations.

A. get off B. get through C. keep up D. keep off

17. They arrived_______the airport_______good time for the plane.


A. in/ on B. to/ in C. at/ in D. to/ for

18. Did Mr. Tan_______the class while Miss Fiona was ill in hospital? {take control of}

A. take away B. take over C. take up D. take off

19. Paula applied for the post but she was_______

A. turned down B. checked out C. kept under D. pushed ahead

20. If orders keep coming in like this, I’ll have to_______more staff. {employ}

A. give up B. add in C. gain on D. take on

21. Why do they_______talking about money all the time?

A. keep on B. side with C. take after D. work off

22. In addition to Mr. Thomas and Miss White, the principal_______attend the school party.

A. is likely B. is going to C. are likely D. are going to

23. “Can I help you?” ” _______”

A. At two o’clock. B. I can help you C. No, I don’t. D. Yes, please.

24. My uncle _______until he was fifty.

A. married B. didn’t marry C. would marry D. was not marrying

25. She could do nothing_______complain about the weather all day.

A. but B. for C. about D. with

26. If a book is really_______, it will certainly_______the reader.

A. interesting/ interest B. interests/ interest

C. interested/ interesting D. interests/ interested

27. Cigarette smoking can _______a loss of appetite.

A. cure B. release C. cause D. treat

28. In this case, I think _______nothing.

A. it is better to say B. it be better to say

C. better” to say D. better for saying

29. Mark, I don’t think you_______Carol, the new department typist.

A. meeting B. having met C. to have met D. have met

30. The ________ is an international organization that aims to fight and control disease.

A. World Health Organization B. Word Health Organization

C. World Healthy Organization D. World Health Organism

31. He felt _________ when he failed the exams the second time.

A. discouraged B. discouraging C. encouraged D. encourage

32. He set out soon after dark_______home an hour later.

A. to arrive B. and arrived

C. in order to arriving D. so that arrived

33. I’d rather you_______anyone else about our plan.

A. not tell B. didn’t tell C. not to tell D. don’t tell

34. Tell the police the truth _______you’ll be in trouble!

A. if B. unless C. when D. or

35. According to this schedule, the next train_______in ten minutes.

A. leave B. leaves C. left D. leaving