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Text 1 is for questions 16 to 20.
Charles Ives, now acclaimed as the first great American composer of the twentieth century, had to wait many years for recognition he deserved. The son of a bandmaster, Ives entered Yale at twenty to study composition with Horatio Parker, but after graduation, he did not choose to pursue a career in music. He suspected correctly that the public would not accept the music he wrote. Even the few conductors and performers he tried to interest in his compositions felt that they were unplayable. Instead, he became a successful insurance executive, building his company into the largest agency in the country in only two decades. Even during that busy time, he still dedicated himself to composing music in the evenings, on weekends, and during vacations. Although he occasionally hired musicians to play one of his works privately for him, he usually heard his music only in his imagination.
After he recovered from a serious heart attack, he became reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance and special effects, were just too different for musical mainstream. Determined to share his music with the few people who might appreciate it, he published his work privately and distributed it free.
In 1939, when Ives was sixty-five, American pianist John Kirkpatrick played Concord Sonata in Town Hall. The reviews were laudatory. One reviewer proclaimed it “the greatest music composed by an American,” By 1947, Ives was famous. His Second Symphony was presented to public in a performance by the New York Philharmonic, fifty years after it had been written. The same year, Ives received the Pulitzer Prize. He was seventy-three. (www.genre.com)
1. What does the text tell us about?
A. Musical Composition.
B. John Kirkpatrick’s life.
C. The Pulitzer Prize.
D. Charles Ives’ life.
E. Career choices.
2. What is main idea of the third paragraph?
A. Charles Ives’ success.
B. Charles Ives’ attempt.
C. Charles Ives’ performance.
D. John Kirkpatrick’s success.
E. John Kirkpatrick’s fame.
3. Why didn’t the public appreciate Ives’ music?
A. He didn’t write it down.
B. The performers didn’t play it well.
C. It was not so famous for the public.
D. It was not performed for a long time.
E. It was very different from the music of the time.
4. he became reconciled to the fact that his ideas, especially the use of dissonance…” (Paragraph 2)
The word “reconciled” is closest in meaning to ….
5. How was the performance of Concord Sonata received?
A. There were no reviews.
B. There were no composers.
C. The public would not accept it.
D. The musicians felt it was unplayable.
E. It established Ives as an important composer.
Text 2 is for questions 21 to 25.
MEDICATION WITHOUT TAKING MEDICINE
Dr. Tim Bowker, 50, is consultant cardiologist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, and a
lecturer in cardiovascular medicine at Imperial College, London.
He is not overweight and he is not diet but he cycles or walks most places, which he thinks goes a
long way towards keeping him fit. He would always take the stairs rather than a lift. He certainly doesn’t
spend hours vegetating in front of a television.
He is not a big eater. He tends to go out at lunch time and buy two loafs of sandwiches and fruit, one
for then and one for his evening meal later. He lives alone but he’s got into the habit of convenience
foods. He’s more likely to go for bread and cheese and apple.
He thinks a lot of people underestimate the amount of food they eat. He gets patients who waddle in and
say: “I just don’t know where the weight is coming from, doctor. I don’t eat a lot”. Well, maybe they don’t
but it’s coming from somewhere.
Since working for the BHF, he’s stopped adding salt to anything. It pushes up his blood pressure and
leads to hardening of the arteries. He probably doesn’t drink quite enough alcohol. The research showed
that drinking in moderation has a beneficial effect on his heart, but he probably only has one or two units a week.
As he gets into his 50s, he’ll have his blood pressure and cholesterol checked from time to time. He’ll always keep in mind the factors that most affect how likely you to die of heart disease-apart from age andgender. He said that there are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. At the
moment his reading on all these factors make him low risk. He intended to keep things that way.
(Taken from The Jakarta Post, March 24, 2004.)
6. What is the text about?
A. Tim Bowker’s illnesses.
B. Tim Bowker’s exercises.
C. Tim Bowker’s activities.
D. Tim Bowker’s profession.
E. Tim Bowker’s medication.
7. What is the text intended for?
B. Patients and listeners.
C. Audience and readers.
D. Listeners, readers and audience.
E. Patients, doctors, nurses and visitors.
8. The following statements are true, EXCEPT ....
A. People died because of heart disease.
B. Exercise is good for people to get their body fit.
C. Diabetes and blood pressure cause people’s death.
D. Decreasing the salt cannot improve the blood pressure.
E. Drinking in moderation has a beneficial effect on the heart.
9. “He’s more likely to go for bread and cheese and apple.” (Paragraph 3)
The word “likely” is synonymous to ….
10. “He gets patients who waddle in and say: “I just don’t know where the weight is coming from, doctor.
I don’t eat a lot”. (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word has similar meaning to ….
A. Walk with short swaying steps.
B. Walk with long steps.
C. Walk briskly.
D. Walk slowly.
E. Walk quickly.
Text 3 is for questions 26 to 30
To : All employees
Date: September, 9, 2006
Subject: Charitable Leave
The corporation is pleased to announce a new policy which will allow employees to take paid time off for volunteer activities. Employees may take up to eight hours of paid leave per month to volunteer for charity organizations. Employees are eligible for this program if they are full-time and have been employed here for at least one year. Charitable leave must be requested in advance; otherwise, employees will not be paid for that time. Charitable leave must also be approved by the employee’s supervisor.
11. What does the new policy allow employees to do?
A. Take leave during pregnancy.
B. Get paid for volunteer work.
C. Have more holidays.
D. Have more works.
E. Go home early.
12. What must an employee do to get paid for time off?
A. Ask his or her supervisor in advance.
B. Get the permission of the charity.
C. Fill out an absence form.
D. Leave out for one day.
E. Report the presence.
13. Which employees may participate in this program?
A. Employees who donate money to charitable organizations.
B. Part-time employees who have worked for six months.
C. Full-time employees who have worked for one year.
D. All employees whose supervisor let them.
E. Employees whose attendances are good.
14. “Employees are eligible for this program if they are full-time and have been employed here for at
least one year.” (Line 3)
The word “eligible” means ….
15. “Employees are eligible for this program if they are full-time and have been employed here for at least one year.” (Line 3)
What does “they” refer to?
Text 4 is for questions 31 to 35
A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature rises approximately 1 oF for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increases with depth, water that seeps down in cracks and fissures until it reaches very hot rocks in the earth’s interior becomes heated to a temperature in excess of 290oF. Because of the greater pressure, it shoots out of the surface in the form of steam and hot water. The result is a geyser.
In order to function, then, a geyser must have a source of heat, a reservoir where water can be stored until the temperature rises to an unstable point, an opening through which the hot water and steam can escape, and underground channels for resupplying water after an eruption.
Favourable conditions for geysers exist in regions of geologically recent volcanic activity, especially
in areas of more than average precipitation.
For the most part, geysers are located in three regions of the world: New Zealand, Iceland, and the Yellowstone National Par area of the United States. The most famous geyser in the world is Old Faithful in Yellowstone Par. Old Faithful erupts almost every hour, rising to a height of 125 to 170 feet andexpelling more than ten thousand gallons during each eruption.
16. What is the text mainly concerned?
A. The ratio of temperature to pressure in underground water.
B. The Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
C. Regions of geologically recent volcanic activity.
D. The nature of geysers.
E. The story of geysers.
17. What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
A. The high temperature.
B. The process of geyser.
C. The earth surface.
D. Underground water.
E. Earth’s interior.
18. Which condition does a geyser require to function?
A. A source of heat, a place for water, an opening, and underground channels.
B. Volcanic activity, underground channels, and steam.
C. An active volcano nearby and a water reservoir.
D. Channels in the earth and heavy rainfall.
E. The condition of the highest temperature.
19. “…water that seeps down in cracks and fissures until it reaches very hot rocks….” (Paragraph 1)
The underlined word means ….
20. “…rising to a height of 125 to 170 feet and expelling more than ten thousand gallons during each eruption.” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word is closed in meaning to ….
Text 5 is for questions 36 to 40
The question has often been asked why the Wright bothers were able to succeed in an effort in which so many others had failed. Many explanations have been offered, but three reasons are most often cited. First, they were a team. Both men worked well together, read the same books, located and shared information, talked incessantly about the possibility of manned flight, and served as a consistent source of inspiration and encouragement to each other. Quite simply, two geniuses are better than one.
They were also both glider pilots. Unlike some other engineers who experimented with the theories of flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright experienced the practical side of their work by building and flying in kites and gliders. Each craft was slightly better than the last, incorporating in it the knowledge that they had gained from previous failures. They had realized from their experiments that the most serious problem in manned flight would be stabilizing and ma-neuvering the aircraft once it was airborne. While others concentrated their efforts on the problem of achieving lift for take-off, the Wright brothers focused on developing a three-axis control for their aircraft. By the time that the brothers started to build an airplane, they were already among the best glider pilots in the world, and they knew the problems of flying first hand.
In addition, the Wright brothers had designed more effective wings for the airplane than had been previously engineered. Using a wind tunnel, they tested more than two hundred different wing designs, recording the effects of slight variations in shape on the pressure of air on the wings. The data from these experiments allowed the Wright brothers to construct a superior wing for their craft.
In spite of all these advantages, however, the Wright brothers might not have succeeded had they not been born at precisely the opportune moment in history.Attempts to achieve manned flight in the early Nine teenth century were doomed because the steam engines that powered the aircrafts were too heavy in proportion to the power that they produced. But by the end of the nineteenth century, when the brothers were experimenting with engineering options, a relatively light internal combustion engine had already been invented, and they were able to bring the ration of weight to power within acceptable limits for flight.
21. What is the text about?
A. The history of the Wright brothers.
B. The Wright bothers’ experience as pilots.
C. The advantage of the internal combustion engine.
D. The success of the Wright brothers in manned flight.
E. The importance of gliders to development of airplanes.
22. The second paragraph talks about ….
A. Problem in manned flight.
B. Theories of flight.
C. Kites and Gliders.
D. The aircraft.
E. Glider pilots.
23. What was the problem with the steam engines used in earlier aircraft?
A. They did not have enough power to lift their own flight.
B. They did not have internal combustion power.
C. They were too light to generate enough power.
D. They were too small to power a large plane.
E. They were too weak to operate an aircraft.
24. “… talked incessantly about the possibility of manned flight, and ….” (Paragraph1)
The word “incessantly” could best be replaced by ….
25. “They were also both glider pilots.” (Paragraph2)
The underlined word is similar to ….
A. Aircraft with a perfect engine.
B. Aircraft with a power engine.
C. Aircraft without an engine.
D. Aircraft without power.
E. Aircraft without light.
Text 6 is for questions 41 to 45
Gelatin is a protein substance that comes from the skins and bones of animals. Most people know it as the substance used to make a jellylike salad or dessert. Not only is it useful in making these foods, but it is also beneficial to the consumer because of its high protein content. Gelatin is also commonly used in thephotographic industry and in making medicinal capsules.
The process for producing gelatine is a long and complex one. In the processing of gelatine made from bones, which varies slightly from that of gelatine make from skin, the grease first must be eliminated. Then, the bones are soaked in a solution of hydrochloric acid in order to rid them of minerals and are washed several ties in water. Next, the bones are placed in distilled water, heated to over 90oF for a few hours, placed in fresh distilled water, and then heated again at a little over 100oF. A fluid forms from this heating, and it is concentrated, chilled, and sliced. Finally, it is dried and ground. In its final form, gelatine is white, tasteless, and odourless.
26. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
A. The Process of Making Gelatin.
B. A Great Dessert.
C. Uses for Bones.
D. Protein Foods.
E. Gelatin Process.
27. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. Gelatin made from bones and skin.
B. The process of producing gelatine.
C. The advantages of bones and skin.
D. The importance of fresh water.
E. Gelatin consists of protein.
28. Which of the following is true?
A. The chemical used in making gelatine comes off the surface of the bones by rinsing with water.
B. Gelatin made from skin is produced in the same way as that made from bones.
C. Grease probably does not aid in producing gelatine.
D. When the gelatine is dried, it is in powder form.
E. A fluid does not form from this heating.
29. “…the grease first must be eliminated.” (Paragraph 2) What does the underlined word mean?
30. “Next, the bones are placed in distilled water, ….” (Paragraph 2)
The word “distilled” is closely meaning to ….
Text 7 is for questions 46 to 50
When I saw Terry Gilliam’s Tideland at the Melbourne Film Festival last year, my immediate reaction was that the film was unrealisable. Its appearance in Australian cinemas has obviously proven me wrong. Yet its exposure to a wider population allows the opportunity to see how many, like me, find the film virtually unwatchable. Gilliam is an enormously talented filmmaker, and Tideland isn’t bad in any of the usual ways. It’s not reprehensible, or stupid, or poorly made. But it’s a deeply unpleasant experience that just doesn’t work at all.
Scripted by Gilliam and Tony Grissoni from Mitch Cullin’s novel, the film tells the story of a Jeliza-Rose (Jodelle Ferland), a young girl brought up by junkie parents (Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly). She’s an intelligent girl, and at film’s start seems to be coping remarkably well with the unhealthy environment in which she is being brought up. However, after both parents die she is left alone in an empty farmhouse, accompanied only by her dolls and the slowly rotting corpse of her father. Even when she makes contact with the neighbours, she is no closer to achieving responsible care: they, too, are deeply disturbed.
Gilliam has the start of a really good idea here, in the way he depicts Jeliza-Rose’s deteriorating mental health by showing her play becoming increasingly warped and unhealthy. Yet despite spending a long, long, long time establishing Jeliza-Rose’s fantasy world, Gilliam can’t really bring that inner life into clear enough focus. He tries to convey the wonder of the child’s perspective with a sweeping camera and lush, golden cinematography, but he can never get us inside Jeliza-Rose’s head, and the longer he keeps at it the more distant from her we become. Worse, his attempts sour into a kind of syrupy whimsy that recalls Spielberg at his worst.
The film starts with an undercurrent of grotesque humour, and the gothic tone becomes more overt as the film progresses. As we learn more about Jeliza-Rose’s new neighbours (and as her father’s decomposition steadily progresses) the film becomes livelier, but it also becomes increasingly disturbing. The humour becomes more morbid, and the film itself increasingly hard to watch as it touches on issues of inappropriate sexual relationships involving both children and the mentally disabled.
Obviously there is a place for films to tackle such challenging themes, and it can also be expected that when films do so the result may be discomforting. But there is a corresponding responsibility that such material brings with it. I’m not suggesting there is anything inappropriate in Gilliam’s message, but rather that his intent is muddled, and that with such sensitive topics there is a heightened obligation to have control over your material. Unfortunately, Gilliam raises these issues but doesn’t seem to know how to resolve them. The end result alternates stretches of boredom with moments of skin-crawling queasiness. Gilliam has reportedly had to reassure audiences at festivals that it’s okay to laugh, but I suspect more will be wondering if it’s okay to leave.
It’s a real shame that Tideland is such a miserable experience, because Gilliam, for all his faults, is one of the most talented filmmakers around, and he already struggles to find financing for his projects. The film Lost in La Mancha famously chronicled his aborted version of Don Quixote, which started production but was scuttled without being finished. Yet I have the feeling that the abandonment of DonQuixote won’t prove as damaging for his career as the completion of Tideland.
(Terry Gilliam,Genre: 2005)
31. What is the text about?
A. Mitch Cullin’s novel.
B. The story of a Jeliza-Rose.
C. Terry Gilliam’s Tideland film.
D. The experience of Gilliam’s film.
E. A place for films to tackle challenging themes.
32. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. The film Lost in La Mancha.
B. The most talented filmmakers.
C. The abandonment of Don Quixote.
D. The struggles of finding the projects.
E. The miserable experience of Tideland.
33. The following statements are true, EXCEPT ….
A. Gilliam is an enormously talented filmmaker.
B. The film tells the story of a Jeliza-Rose.
C. The film starts with an undercurrent of grotesque humour.
D. Gilliam has not reportedly had to reassure audiences at festivals.
E. Gilliam can’t really bring that inner life into clear enough focus.
34. “ … a young girl brought up by junkie parents (Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly)”. (Paragraph 2)
The word “junkie” is similar to drug ….
35. “The film starts with an undercurrent of grotesque humour, and the gothic tone becomes more overt as the film progresses.” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word means ….