İNGİLİZCE DENEME SINAVI PRACTİCE EXAM 15
………….., it would be more enjoyable to do it over a week or so, and stop to enjoy
A)While the trip generally takes about seven or eight days
B)I think I can manage to finish painting the house in a day
C)We were planning to spend a fortnight driving to California
D)Though it's possible to drive across America in two days
E)The train journey across Siberia is a very long one indeed
32-……….,as it looks as if it's going to be raining for a while.
A)The rivers and streams are already flooding
B)There's no point in buying a new umbrella
C)I had no idea that rain had been forecast
D)I wish I'd taken advantage of the nice weather
E)The weather in March can be quite changeable
33-After your plane lands at Sky Harbour Airport, ………… .
A)the flight is scheduled to arrive at 9.15 am.
B)your connection to Texas had been delayed
C)you'll be taken to the Baltimore Hotel by taxi
D)the plane to Mexico was about to arrive
E)the trip has only taken about two hours
34-Harold is the director of a large company and supervises many people at work,
A)although he has been working with the firm for twenty years
B)but at home his wife is the boss and tells him what to do
C)however, he hasn't missed a day for illness in a decade
D)as long as he's a hard worker and completely reliable
E)considering what an important position he's got there
Read the passages and answer these questions
Aspirin is officially 100 years old. and yet the medicinal powers of the little
white tablets are still astonishing scientists. Aspirin is the nearest thing the
world possesses to a wonder drug. Swallowing an aspirin is the smartest thing
anyone with the onset of a heart attack can do to improve their chances, after
dialling the number for an ambulance. It is used to lower the risk of heart
disease and stroke in some people; it is thought to prevent some cancers and
arthritis - all this from the bark of the willow tree. Aspirin began as a herbal
medicine and was patented in 1899, but Hippocrates, the Greek father of
medicine, was giving women a brew made from willow to ease the pains of
childbirth in the fifth century BC.
can be inferred from the paragraph that……….. .
A)scientists don't actually approve of the way people use aspirin for so many
B)there are no medical conditions that aspirin cannot help in one way or another
C)aspirin is only effective when swallowed, and thus should never be chewed
D)though aspirin is an old medicine, new uses for it keep being discovered
E)only intelligent people are likely to realise how important aspirin is to
36-According to the passage,
A)is the most common medication recommended to people with heart disease
B)can be taken by heart attack victims who can't be bothered to call for help
C)causes some cancers, but is thought to prevent many others from developing
D)should be regularly taken even in good health
E)has a wide variety of uses, and can prevent some diseases and help others
37-Though aspirin as we know it today has been used for a century, ………. .
A)its harmful side-effects have been discovered only recently
B)in its natural form, it has been known for millennia
C)it is actually a medicine as old as human history
D)Hippocrates' father had actually known about it ages ago
E)Its use to ease the pains of child birth is a recent application
Read the passages and mark the answer
The most popular national amusement in Burma is the pwe. This entertainment may
consist of acting, singing, dancing, clowning or even puppetry. These plays are
performed outdoors -most often on moonlit nights. They usually last all night
for several nights in succession. The audience sits on reed mats to watch the
show. The pwes are free, and more often than not are given by a wealthy
individual for the entertainment of his friends and anyone else who cares to
attend. The pwe plays are usually legendary tales about princes and princesses
and almost always have a happy ending. Actors wear old-time court costumes and
proclaim long speeches, but there is always a down to relieve any boredom.
Judging by the laughter the clowns provoke, they are found really funny.
38-The author seems to be suggesting that……….. .
A)pwes are a lot more effective in daylight
B)the audience is expected to participate in the majority of pwes
C)each performer at a pwe must be good at several different art forms
D)puppetry is the most common art form to be included in a pwe
E)the audiences at pwes find the plays a bit boring at times
learn from the passage that pwes………….. .
A)are a form of entertainment solely for the rich and their friends
B)cannot be attended by people who do not have their own reed mats
C)are performed by actors who come from extremely rich families
D)can be seen by anyone who's interested, and don't require tickets
E) were originally designed to entertain princes and princesses
40-The author concludes that the clowns at pwes are humorous………… .
A)although they wear traditional clothing and costume
B)because the pwes are so often very boring
C)as they manage to make the audience laugh a lot
D)despite the fact that they make long, tedious speeches
E)since clowns everywhere are thought to be funny
A lost tribe of Stone Age people known as the Tasaday was discovered in the
tropical rain forest in the Philippines in the 1970s. The tribe consisted of 24
people, with completely unique customs and language. They displayed no
aggressive tendencies, either to outsiders or each other. They reached decisions
at informal meetings at which men and women spoke equally. Age alone commanded
respect. They lived a nomadic existence, and knew nothing of farming. Living
mostly on wild potatoes, fruits and bamboo shoots, the Tasaday derived some
protein from crabs and small fish. Monkey meat was considered a delicacy to be
brought out only on special occasions. Although they appeared in good health,
they practised no medicine, and confessed to leaving the sick to die.
is understood from the passage that the Tasaday………… .
A)are generally friendlier to strangers than they are to one another
B)have survived without the benefit of modern technology
C)look more like monkeys than humans
D)cultivated bamboo and fruits
E)discovered in the 1970s consisted of equal numbers of men and women
42-The author suggests that in Tasaday society, ………….. .
A)both sexes have equal status in decision making
B)women have similar roles to most Western cultures
C)spoke a language similar to the language of the Philippines
D)the oldest member takes decisions alone
E)the young are cared for by the old
is clear from the passage that the Tasaday……….. .
A)have developed no way in which to treat illness
B)kill the sick in order to cease their suffering
C)feel guilty about their treatment of sick people
D)have a great desire to learn Western medicine
E)are not nearly as healthy as they seem to be
On her first day at the University of Nebraska, Willa Cather was mistaken for a
professor. She was only 16, fresh from a small prairie town. Yet, the students
were impressed when she peeked around a classroom door and asked, "Is this
elementary Greek?" They had been expecting someone like this, with a deep,
commanding voice, a solemn face topped with short hair, and a
straw hat. So they nodded politely, then burst into laughter when the stranger
entered - and proved to be a young girl. Of course, they could not know that she
would grow up to be a major American writer.
44-After their first encounter with Willa Cather, the students laughed
A)she was a great American writer
B)they were impressed by the inherent humour of elementary Greek
C)her straw hat and short hair looked funny
D)she was the youngest professor they had ever seen
El they recognised their own mistake
the age of sixteen, Willa Cather…………. .
A)already spoke fluent Greek
B)was impressed by the other students
C)was already a university student
D)was already a famous American writer
E)was often laughed at by other students
31.D 32.D 33.C 34.B 35.D
36.E 37.B 38.E 39.D 40.C
41.B 42.A 43A 44.E 45.C
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