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Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate thecorrect word for each of the blanks from 1 to 10.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often(1)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (2)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind. When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (3)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea. Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very(4)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (5)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (6)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (7)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (8)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (9)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (10)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.
Question 1: A. cleans out B. picks up C. carries out D. holds up
Question 2: A. still B. such C. even D. though
Question 3: A. borders B. topside C. backside D. hillsides
Question 4: A. large B. little C. few D. much
Question 5: A. hold B. back C. stay D. store
Question 6: A. help B. aid C. assist D. facilitate
Question 7: A. strongly B. thickly C. thinly D. scarcely
Question 8: A. melted B. melting C. building D. formed
Question 9: A. Although B. Till C. As D. Until
Question 10: A. After B. During C. Among D. In
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate thecorrect answer to each of the questions from 11 to 20.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do theminimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older. Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not theother way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal. Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department. In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there. I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.
Question 11: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. young learners are usually lazy in their class
B. teachers should give young learners less homework
C. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning
D. parents should encourage young learners to study more
Question 12: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they cannot learn as well as younger learners
B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
C. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged
D. they get more impatient with their teachers
Question 13: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. For beginners B. First and foremost
C. At the starting point D. At the beginning
Question 14: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to have more time to learn B. to be able to learn more quickly
C. to feel learning more enjoyable D. to get on better with the tutor
Question 15: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
B. impatient because of having nothing to do
C. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be
D. staying alive and becoming more active
Question 16: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. have the things you have long desired B. achieve your aim with hard work
C. arrive at an intended place with difficulty D. receive a school or college degree
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