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Part One : Task 1 : Grammar (26 items x 1 mark each = 26)

1. I don’t know why they are laughing ______us.

A) onB) roundC) atD) throughoutE) to

2. The teacher told the student to open ______book.

A) heB) himC) hisD) theirE) mine

3. The supervisor would like ______to arrive on time.

A) theyB) themC) theirD) theirsE) our

4. After the sun ______, the older people left the picnic.

A) has setB) settingC) setD) was settingE) was being set

5. They want to know how long ______staying.

A) heB) he isC) he willD) he beE) he would

6. Problems ______as the meeting became hotter.

A) developB) developsC) developedD) developingE) to develop

7. Once they discovered which part was broken, they ______able to replace it.

A) areB) canC) wouldD) will beE) were

8. Captain Lhagvaa, our pilot, has been ______for 22 years.

A) flyingB) flightC) to flyD) flewE) flown

9. When the door-to-door sales person came yesterday, Hulan didn’t hear the door bell because she

______her hair with her electric hair dryer.

A) were dryingB) was dryingC) has driedD) to dryE) dried

10. I was proud of myself. I ______a class all semester until last Friday, when I had a car accident.

A) have missedB) missedC) was missingD) missingE) hadn’t missed

11. Would you mind not ______the radio until I have finished with this phone call?

A) being turned onB) to turn onC) turning onD) to be turned onE) turn on

12. The sales manager wants ______all of the remaining units by April 30.

A) sellingB) by sellingC) to sellD) to sellingE) sells

13. He wouldn’t talk that way about the company if he ______not the owner’s son.

A) wasB) willC) isD) wouldE) were

14. They will stay up late tonight, because the project ______completed by tomorrow.

A) isB) wasC) must beD) must have beenE) have to

15. The meeting ______by the sound of a fire truck going by.

A) interruptedB) was interruptedC) are interrupting

D) was having interruptionE) were interrupted

16. He ______to put the packages wherever he could find room.

A) asksB) askedC) was askedD) was askingE) is asking

17. People ______study handwriting are called graphologists.

A) whoB) whatC) whichD) whoseE) that

18. You have to pay extra if you take too ______with you.

A) muchluggagesB) manyluggagesC) much luggage

D) many luggageE) lots of luggages

19. Galaa has been working ______since he was promoted.

A) much harderB) as harderC) just as hardlyD) more hardlyE) as hard as

20. –“The people in the apartment upstairs must have a lot of children.”

- “I don’t know how many ______, but it sounds like they have a dozen.”

A) have they childrenB) children do they haveC) do they have children

D) they have childrenE) children they have

21. Mr. Hoilogdorj ______for almost eleven hours. Don’t you think we should wake him up?

A) have been sleepingB) had sleptC) are sleeping

D) has been sleepingE) sleeps

22. Jenny looked at her book ______before she answered the teacher’s question.

A) thoughtfullyB) thoughtfulC) thoughtfulnessD) thoughtlessE) thought

23. I am going to take these trousers back to the shop, but ______them without a receipt.

A) they didn’t changeB) they aren’t going to changeC) they will be changedD) they won’t be changedE) they won’t change

24. Tom is in trouble with the teacher. Now he wishes he ______class three times this week.

A) has missedB) missedC) hadn’t missed

D) will have missedE) would not have missed

25. The Statue of Liberty was ______gift of ______France to ______United States.

A) -/the/aB) a/-/theC) the/-/aD) the/a/-E) -/-/the

26. My cousin’s wife is not a true vegetarian because she ______eats fish ______drinks milks.

A) both/andB) either/norC) had/better

D) not only/but alsoE) whether/or

Task 2. Error Recognition (5 items x 3 mark each = 15)

Identify and circle the one underlined word or phrase that should be corrected.

27. Mr. Dorj is most intelligent than anyoneelseworking in his field.


28. Several delegates flew from England to greeting the ambassador and his family before the concert.


29. The little boy’s mother bought him a five-speeds racing bike for his birthday.


30. How muchtimes must he ask you not to do that?


31. It was himwho came running into the classroomwith the news.


Task 3.Vocabulary (18 items x 1 mark each = 18)

Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

32.I am sorry, I screamed. Something made me ______.

A) depressedB) terrifyingC) scaredD) afraidE) terrible

33. How do you ______about the pollution problem in this country?

A) viewB) thinkC) believeD) reckonE) feel

34. I am sorry for ______you, but could I make a phone call?

A) troublingB) mindC) upsetD) worryE) disappoint

35. I don’t think this program is ______for young children.

A) suitableB) wonderfulC) worthD) keenE) proper

36. Our English teacher______us some difficult exercises for homework.

A) made toB) obligedC) madeD) putE) set

37. Before you begin the exam paper, always read the ______carefully.

A) answersB) announcementC) ordersD) instructionsE) rules

38.Tenuun is a very good student of languages. His brother Ganzorig, ______, has never been able to

master another language.

A) even thoughB) thereforeC) whileD) on the other handE) whereas

39.More people in cities should ______cycling instead of using cars.

A) take upB) rely onC) set upD) get round toE) give up

40.In some countries environmental organizations have been __to inform people and gain their support.

A) set offB) make upC) set downD) set outE) set up

41. The important thing is to believe that problems can be solved, and not to ______.

A) give upB) look upC) make upD) put upE) sign up

42.That was a bad fall! Have you ______yourself?

A) harmedB) hurtC) damagedD) woundedE) cut

43.Each time I sneezed, everyone said, “ ______you!”

A) blessB) coldC) coughD) thankE) good on

44. Stop making that noise! You’re getting on my ______!

A) musclesB) pressureC) brainsD) bloodE) nerves

45.I bought these shoes in the sales. They were a real ______.

A) bargainB) economyC) cheapD) purchaseE) barter

46. John asked his parents if they would pay off his ______.

A) creditsB) accountsC) cardD) debtsE) borrow

47.The last flight from Athens ______two hours ago.

A) isB) sinceC) departsD) forE) arrived

48. Mr. Chang asked us to choose a restaurant ______for the company banquet.

A) suitedB) suitablyC) suitableD) suited toE) comfortable

49. The parents are ______having educated their three children well.

A) proudB) pride toC) proud ofD) boastful toE) proud about

Task 4.Communication (4 items x 2 marks each = 8)

Read the short conversation and question. Then select the letter of the best answer choice.

50.Khulan :The concert starts at 8:15 and ends at about 10:30.

Orgil :That means we’ll be home about midnight.

What does Orgil mean?

a) It takes more than an hour to get home.b) They should leave the concert early.

c) The concert will end very late.d) Midnight is too late to get home.

e) Orgil doesn’t like concerts.

51.Maral:I studied all night long.

Temuulen:Why don’t you go home and get some shut eye?

What does Temuulen mean?

a) Maral should close her eyes.b) Maral should get some sleep.

c) Maral should turn off the light.d) Maral should close up her house.

e) Maral should go home and have lunch.

52. Dondog:I got a sixty on the Physics exam.

Navchaa:What a close call!

What does Navchaa mean?

a) He has to take a makeup exam.b) He was close to a passing mark.

c) He will be called into the physics office.d) He shouldn’t shout in the hall way.

e) He passed by a narrow margin.

53. Tuvshin:You were studying part-time for a master’s degree, weren’t you?

Uyanga:Yeah, I used to take evening classes after work, but it got to be too much.

What does Uyanga mean?

a) She’s accustomed to a lot of work.

b) She doesn’t attend evening classes anymore.

c) She usually has too much studying to do.

d) She has to study part-time.

e) She doesn’t like evening classes.

Task 5.Reading (9 points x 2 marks each = 18) Read the text and choose the one best answer.

After inventing dynamite, Swedish-born Alfred Nobel became a very rich man. However, he foresaw its universally destructive powers too late. Nobel preferred not to be remembered as the inventor of dynamite, so in 1895, just two weeks before his death, he created a fund to be used for awarding prizes to people who had made worthwhile contributions to humanity. Originally there were five awards: literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and peace. Economics was added in 1968, just sixty-seven years after the first awards ceremony.

Nobel’s original legacy of nine million dollars was invested, and the interest on this sum is used for the awards which vary from $30,000 to $125,000.

Every year on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death, the awards (gold medal, illuminated diploma, and money) are presented to the winners. Sometimes politics plays an important role in the judges’ decisions. Americans have won numerous science awards, but relatively few literature prizes.

No awards were presented from 1940 to 1942 at the beginning of World War II. Some people have won two prizes, but this is rare; others have shared their prizes.

54. The word “foresaw” is nearest in meaning to :

a) prevailedb) postponedc) preventedd) predictede) guessed

55. The Nobel Prize was established in order to :

a) recognize worthwhile contributions to humanityb) resolve political differences

c)honor the inventor of dynamited) spend money

e) make money

56. In which area have Americans received the most awards?

a) Literatureb) Peacec) Economicsd) Sciencee) Art

57. All of the following statements are true EXCEPT :

a) awards vary in monetary value.

b) ceremonies are held on December 10 to commemorate Nobel’s invention.

c) politics plays an important role in selecting the winners.

d) a few individuals have won two awards.

e) no awards were presented from 1940 to 1942.

58. In how many fields are prizes given?

a) 2b) 5c) 6d) 10e) 8

59. It is implied that Nobel’s profession was in

a) economicsb) medicinec) literatured) arte) science

60. The word “worthwhile” is closest in meaning to :

a) economicsb) prestigiousc) triviald) valuablee) wealthy

61. How much money did Nobel leave for the prizes?

a) $30,000b) $125,000c) $155,000d) $9,000,000e) $3,000,000

62. What is the main idea of the passage?

a) Alfred Nobel became very rich when he invented dynamite.

b) Alfred Nobel created awards in six categories for contributions to humanity.

c) Alfred Nobel left all of his money to science.

d) Alfred Nobel’s dynamite is the most destructive weapon in the world.

e) Alfred Nobel made a lasting contribution to humanity.

Part Two : 2.1. Social Expressions (4 items x 1.5 marks each = 6)

Match each sentence ‘A’ to ‘D’ with an explanation from 1 to 4.

A) Sorry, no, I won’t do it......

B) Could you possibly turn on the air conditioning?......

C) That’s very kind of you, I appreciate it......

D) Don’t worry, everything will turn out all right......

1. Thanking2. Refusing3.Reassuring4.Making a request

2.2. Understanding a small talk (3 items x 1 mark each = 3)

Read the short talk or announcement and choose the best answer to each question.

Of your customers surveyed by our consulting group, 1,750, or 18 percent, said they always buy your brand. Sixty-three percent said they buy it occasionally, and the remainder said they bought it only one time. Our consulting group analyzed the data carefully, looking at both the local and the national market.

The group’s opinion is that you could increase your sales by nearly 40 percent, in a two-year period, by concentrating advertising on those customers who purchase your brand only occasionally.

A) Who was surveyed?

1) Store managers2) Television viewers3) Sales people4) Customers

B) Who conducted the survey?

1) A consumer group2) The manufacturer3) A consulting group4) A business school class

C) What is recommended as the result of the survey?

1) A more in-depth survey

2) That the company concentrates on attracting new customers

3) That the company focuses advertising on current customers

4) That the company redesigns the package and carry out national advertising

2.3. Understanding and Interpreting Data (3 items x 2 marks each = 6)

Analyze the graph and choose the appropriate answer. Literacy Rate in Africa

A) The literacy rate amongst women in Somalia ______since 1980.

1) dropped to 40%2) increased by 40%

3) fluctuated between 25%-40%4) increased by 15%

B) The literacy rate amongst men in Mozambique ______from 1980 to 2007.

1) fell by 24%2) increased by 24%3) fell by 36%4) doubled

C) The literacy rate difference between Somalian and Ugandan men in 2007 was ______.

1) 8%2) 48%3) 48% and 56%4) 56%