ข้อสอบ GAT2 ตุลาคม 2558

ข้อสอบเป็นแบบปรนัย 5 ตัวเลือก จำนวน 60 ข้อ คะแนนเต็ม 150 คะแนน

Part One : Expressions (Items 1-15)

Choose the best answer.

1-3 At a library

Librarian: Good morning. May I help you?
New Student: Good morning. 1
Librarian: We have plenty of material on that subject in the middle section of this floor.
New Student: Thank you. I’d like to become a member too. 2 ?
Librarian: Yes. You’ll need to fill in this application form and have a valid student ID card.
New Student: 3 . I will come back tomorrow then.
    1. My major subject is English
    2. I would like to return some books
    3. My teacher wants us to read a lot in English
    4. I’m looking for some books on English literature
    5. I’m interested in finding out what you have on this floor
    1. Is it expensive
    2. Could you tell me how to enroll
    3. Is it easy to find the books as I want
    4. Can I check out as many as I want
    5. Is it OK for me to use the library as a non-member
    1. I have no money on me unfortunately
    2. The enrollment should be less complicated
    3. I don’t have my ID with me at the moment
    4. My student ID card has a picture of me on it
    5. I don’t know how to complete the application form

4-5 On the phone

Secretary: Is that Ms. Tyler?
Applicant: Yes, it is
Secretary: Ms. Tyler, this is the Sunshine Company. We were very pleased with your interview and would like to 4 .
Applicant: Wonderful! I’m really happy to be able to join your company.
Secretary: We’d like to 5 , perhaps in two weeks.
Applicant: Yes, that would be perfect.
Secretary: Great! We’ll see you then.
    1. offer you the position
    2. give you time to think about it
    3. ask you to apple for another position
    4. know more about your expected salary
    5. make sure if you are available for the second interview
    1. give you some holiday
    2. receive a phone call from you
    3. pay you some salary for the first month
    4. promise that you won’t be disappointed
    5. have you start as soon as possible

6-7 At a police station

Officer: Good evening, sir. What can I do for you?
Man: 6 .
Officer: What happened?
Man: I was robbed.
Officer: What 7 ?
Man: My wallet and my smart phone.
Officer: Were you able to look at the robber’s face?
Man: Yes, I was.
    1. We should be more careful with our belongings
    2. Talking on smart phones should be forbidden
    3. You should send more people to prison
    4. I would like to report a crime
    5. I had a bad day at work
    1. did you buy
    2. was taken from you
    3. were the items in your bag
    4. were you doing at the time
    5. did you have in your hand

8-10 At a professor’s office

Student: I’m wondering if you could help me with something, sir?
Professor: Certainly. What do you need?
Student: Well, I am 8 . I want to study abroad.
Professor: What can I do for you?
Student: I was wondering if you could 9 ?
Professor: How soon do you need them?
Student: Quite soon. The deadline is next week.
Professor: Well, I can do that. 10 .
Student: Thank you very much.
    1. writing three letters for a course
    2. thinking of arranging a party to welcome new teachers
    3. looking for references for my research
    4. interviewing a couple of people on campus
    5. planning to apply for a scholarship
    1. write me a couple of reference letters
    2. tell me the best place to have a party
    3. teach me a new tricks to get good grades
    4. explain to me the reasons why I have to attend classes
    5. give me some advice regarding transferring to another university
    1. The deadline can be postponed
    2. Tomorrow is a busy day for me
    3. They’ll be ready for you tomorrow
    4. Usually, I don’t come in on Thursdays
    5. No wonder I am popular among students

11-13 Shopping for clothes

Jane: What do you think of this dress? It’s just what I’ve been looking for.
Peter: It’s very pretty. I really like the color.
Jane: 11 , and it’s the only one there is.
Peter: Look at this one. It’s very pretty as well. Why don’t you try it on while I look at the shirts? (Five minutes later)
Jane: 12 ?
Peter: Wow! That dress looks terrific on you!
Jane: I’ll take it. What about you?
Peter: I couldn’t find anything I liked and they’re all too big. I think I’ll buy a sweater instead.
Jane: 13
Peter: Good idea! Let’s go to the cash register then.
    1. I don’t like the color
    2. Wow! it’s my color
    3. It looks good on me
    4. The design is old-fashioned
    5. Too bad, it’s not my size
    1. How do I look
    2. How is the dress
    3. What is it like
    4. Will you look at me
    5. Can you lend me a hand
    1. You’ll need more money for that.
    2. In that case, shall we go to another store?
    3. Why don’t you take a smaller size?
    4. You’d better choose another color.
    5. This shop doesn’t have a lot of choices.

14-15 Weekend

Ben: Did you have a nice weekend?
Lucy: Yes, I spent a lot of time with my family doing things together. How about you? How was your weekend?
Ben: 14 . I went to see a concert, attended my cousin’s wedding, played tennis with my nephews, and went out for a drink with a friend.
Lucy: 15
    1. I had a great time
    2. It was a boring weekend
    3. I had mixed feeling
    4. It was time-consuming
    5. I didn’t have time to do much
    1. What a strange weekend!
    2. You must have been very bored.
    3. Yours was really entertaining.
    4. It was really hot outside.
    5. Sounds like you had a busy weekend!

Part Two : Vocabulary (Items 16-30)

Items 16-25 : Meaning in Context

Choose the best answer.

  1. We are miners. So, by closing these mines, you are taking away our livelihood.
    1. passion
    2. honor
    3. habit
    4. focus
    5. income
  2. The abbot shouldn’t have been so angry. Aren’t monks supposed to be able to suppress their emotions?
    1. express
    2. regret
    3. withhold
    4. reveal
    5. betray
  3. Celine took a five-place drop from the top spot after three successive years of winning the chess competition.
    1. possessive
    2. consecutive
    3. functional
    4. persistent
    5. concurrent
  4. He initiated the change himself so it was surprising he ended up voting against it.
    1. predicted
    2. promised
    3. confined
    4. proposed
    5. reviewed
  5. The industry Council has chosen him to end the long-standing dispute between the two manufacturers.
    1. argument
    2. measurement
    3. showdown
    4. budget
    5. contract
  6. To deal with depression, you must first to yourself that you are depressed.
    1. successfully, convert
    2. contentedly, deny
    3. sufficiently, confess
    4. effectively, admit
    5. strategically, suggest
  7. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle does not have to be but can be with a series of small steps.
    1. demanding, refined
    2. overwhelming, activated
    3. challenging, accomplished
    4. fulfilling, achieved
    5. perplexing, committed
  8. He was with the portrait I painted of him, and he gave me every to continue painting.
    1. impressed, promise
    2. delighted, encouragement
    3. displeased, blessing
    4. annoyed, opportunity
    5. disappointed, desire
  9. The evidence points to the fact that rapid changes of conditions were deadly to most forms of life.
    1. unmistakably, climatic
    2. unimaginably, critical
    3. hesitatingly, extreme
    4. pitifully, artificial
    5. immediately, unique
  10. He had the to have a room that a bar where loud music was played until 2 a.m.
    1. misfortune, overlooked
    2. priority, resembled
    3. stupidly, overshadowed
    4. confirmation, dominated
    5. privilege, manipulate

Items 26-30 : Meaning Recognition

Choose the alternative which has the same meaning as the underlined word in the given sentence.

  1. If you want to do well in a job interview, take a few deep breaths to settle your nerves.
    1. The billionaire had many wives and children, so he tried to settle all his affairs before he died.
    2. The colonists decided to settle on the James River because of its good defensive position.
    3. The Labor Department was called in to settle the issue of the minimum wage.
    4. We had to wait for the dust to settle to see who was standing there.
    5. The ten-hour flight home made me really sick, so I drank some hot tea to settle my stomach.
  2. Security in the downtown area has been tight throughout the Pope’s visit.
    1. For safety, please make sure that all the screws are tight.
    2. The police are keeping a tight control on immigration to avoid chaos.
    3. I got into a tight situation yesterday because I left my report at home.
    4. It’s quite difficult to fit ballroom dancing into my tight schedule.
    5. A heart attack can cause a dull, heavy, or tight pain in the chest.
  3. Boston’s system of underground pipes released high levels of methane.
    1. The new relaxation techniques released the tension in many body parts.
    2. The singer released a new album amidst rumors that she was pregnant.
    3. The separatists released half of the people they had held hostage on Friday.
    4. The activated glands released large amounts of hormones into the bloodstream.
    5. She released the handbrake, and the car slid dangerously down the slope.
  4. I need to stop at HomePro to see whether they have these batteries in stock.
    1. At my dad’s cattle farm, all the stock are housed in a large barn.
    2. He came from Irish stock. His ancestors migrated to the U.S. in the 1880s.
    3. Chicken stock, the basis of many sauces and stews, is a must-have in the kitchen.
    4. Before the euro crisis, the value of his company’s stock rose to a new high.
    5. This bookstore has a large stock of British and American classics.
  5. I was no match for my brother at basketball. He was quick on the court and made a lot of steals.
    1. Five minutes into the debate the president realized that he had finally made his match.
    2. Her angry ex-boyfriend took all her letters to the backyard and put a match to them.
    3. Rafael Nadal lost a close match against a tough opponent in the first round of the French Open.
    4. For Christmas, these napkins are a perfect match for the tablecloth.
    5. The bride and the groom were perfect for each other. Mary said it was a match made in heaven.

Part Three : Reading (Items 31-45)

Choose the best answer.

Passage 1

Since Charles Darwin’s day, scientists have hotly debated whether some animals display emotion beyond those associated with parental care or other aspects of survival and reproduction. Darwin thought that, because of the evolutionary connection between humans and other animals, many emotions must be similar across species. He believed that monkeys, for instance, experienced grief and jealousy, as well as pleasure and anxiousness. But assigning emotions such as these to animals gradually lost its popularity among scientists. By the early 20th century, the behaviorist theory held sway, claiming that only observable behavior of animals, not their interior lives, could be studied with rigor. However, the belief in animal emotion has gradually been revived, thanks in part of anecdotes from long-term field studies on large-brained mammals. In Tanzania, a young chimpanzee died from grief only weeks after the death of his mother. In Kenya, elephants attended to dying comrades and stroked the bones of decreased relatives. Field biologists and anthropologists began to ask questions about whether, and how, animals mourn.

  1. What is the main idea of the passage?
    1. Scientists have been looking into animals’ parental care, survival instinct, and reproduction.
    2. Scientists have been arguing whether animals are capable of feeling a range of emotions.
    3. Humans and animals are similar in that their observable behavior can be studied.
    4. Darwin is best known for his contribution to the field of evolutionary biology.
    5. The attribution of emotions to animals was not widely accepted within the scientific community.
  2. The phrase ‘held sway’ is closest in meaning to .
    1. became unsteady
    2. lost influence
    3. had evidence
    4. was dominant
    5. gave way
  3. The chimpanzee in Tanzania was mentioned in order to .
    1. oppose Charles Darwin’s view
    2. illustrate the idea in the sentence before
    3. contradict the previous sentence
    4. call for scientists to be more open-mined
    5. show behaviorists’ influence on biologists’ field work
  4. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
    1. Behaviorist theory did not believe that animals experience jealousy.
    2. According to Darwin, monkeys are the only animals that share human emotions.
    3. Darwin’s hypothesis about animals’ feelings was based purely on observation.
    4. Biologists and anthropologists did not agree with the studies in Tanzania and Kenya.
    5. Research in Kenya has proven that some animals do express jealousy.

Passage 2

When it comes to picking car colors, men and women . What’s the most contentious color? Orange – according to recent data from iSeeCars.com, a search engine that aggregates online car listings. Black cars were the most popular, regardless of gender — getting about 16% of inquiries last year. White was a close second with 15% and silver had 13%.
As for gender, men and women were sharply divided on brighter colors. Orange wasn’t popular for either gender, but shoppers who were interested in the color were overwhelmingly male. Men liked brown paint jobs but women preferred gold and silver much more often.
Surprisingly, red isn’t as popular as it used to be. Red is typically one of the most popular colors outside the gray scales. Swapalease.com said in January that red cars were listed the most behind white, silver and black. Red, however, fell behind blue in iSeeCars.com’s rankings, though it still had a good lead in front of other colors — including green, gold, beige, brown and yellow.

  1. The phrase that best completes the blank in the first sentence is .
    1. are in agreement
    2. prefer brighter colors
    3. are quite similar
    4. do not always agree
    5. have a hard time deciding
  2. In the data gathered by iSeeCars.com, is both gender’s most favorite.
    1. white
    2. silver
    3. red
    4. black
    5. gold
  3. According to iSeeCars.com, the order from least to most favorite is .
    1. white, red, silver
    2. brown, white, orange
    3. orange, red, black
    4. blue, red, brown
    5. blue, gold, black
  4. Based on the surveys, car manufacturers might be able to boost their next year sales by .
    1. making a lot more bright colored cars
    2. specifically targeting a customers of one gender
    3. increasing spending on advertising
    4. reducing production of popular colors to boost demand
    5. increasing the manufacturing of cars of gray shades
  5. How did the results of the more recent survey differ from a similar one done in January?
    1. Gender was not an important factor.
    2. Data was gathered from more than one source.
    3. One of the findings was unexpected.
    4. Blue was in the top of the preferred color list.
    5. The purpose of the recent survey changed.

Passage 3

When British doctor Greg Lewis wanted to contribute more to the world, he looked into leaving the U.K. to serve less fortunate patients. That seemed a better way to do good than working in a pristine hospital.
But when he crunched the numbers, they told a different story. By treating patients in a poor country, he calculated he might save 4 lives a year. By choosing a specialty at home and working toward an annual salary of $200,000, he could donate up to half to a charity providing antimalarial bed nets-saving dozens of lives per year. As William MacAskill explains in his book, Doing Good Better, Lewis chose to earn in order to give.
MacAskill takes an suprising approach to the rules of charity, suggesting that impulsive acts of kindness can often do more harm than good. Boycotting brands that use sweatshops, for example, risks putting workers out of much-needed jobs with better conditions than they would otherwise find. Choosing where and how much to give should be “a scientific approach,” he writes.
It’s also a choice that should become a priority for corporations, Matthieu Ricard argues. In his new book, The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, the author maintains that investing in acts of kindness can actually help make a profit. After Johnson & Johnson started a health initiative, for example, two-thirds of its smoker employees quit cigarettes — saving the company $250 million in health care bills.

  1. What is the best title for the passage?
    1. How to make a decent living in the U.K.
    2. How to do well in the medical profession
    3. How to start a charity for the less fortunate
    4. How to do well when you do good
    5. How to stop companies from abusing employees
  2. The clause ‘they told a different story’ means .
    1. the results suggested that Dr. Lewis should continue to earn money in the U.K.
    2. the patients surprised Dr. Lewis with their version of what really happened
    3. the number of patients in poor countries is far greater than in the U.K.
    4. the results suggested that Dr. Lewis should work in a poor country
    5. the numbers convinced Dr. Lewis that he should choose his specialty based on the needs of the poor
  3. What can be inferred from the passage?
    1. Malaria is the leading cause of death in less developed countries.
    2. Johnson & Johnson should not discriminate against smokers.
    3. We should never buy from companies that run sweatshops.
    4. Doctors earn more in the U.K. than in other parts of the world.
    5. Dr. Lewis used ‘a scientific approach’ in doing good.
  4. The word best describes Dr. Greg Lewis.
    1. impulsive
    2. compassionate
    3. calculating
    4. adventurous
    5. harmless
  5. Ricard’s book argues that .
    1. corporations cannot afford to pay their workers’ health care bills
    2. companies need to set their long-term investment priorities
    3. companies should encourage their workforce to quit smoking
    4. acts of kindness can help companies that have hit rock bottom
    5. acts of kindness make good business sense for large companies
  6. Based on the passage, which statement is TRUE?
    1. Doctor Greg Lewis is a good doctor but he cannot do math.
    2. Lucky patients are put in pristine hospital where they get the best care.
    3. The more people donate, the richer they become.
    4. Johnson & Johnson employees are healthier than those elsewhere.
    5. Not all charitable ideas are practical to those in need.

Part Four : structure and Writing (Items 46-60)

Items 46-50

Choose the underlined part that is grammatically wrong.

  1. (1) Despite of the fact that exercise and physical activities are (2) among the (3) healthiest things you can do for yourself, some (4) older adults are (5) reluctant to exercise.
  2. Research shows that (1) inadequate education is a problem for the whole of society-even the elites-and (2) that everyone (3) benefits from minimizing (4) a number of (5) low-educated people.
  3. HDFC Bank is the (1) second-largest bank private sector in India, (2) which boasts nearly 32 (3) millions customers and a network (4) spanning more than 4,000 branches (5) in almost 2,500 towns and cities.
  4. Director George Lucas (1) was inspired (2) to create the Wookiee character Chewbacca – a “gentle, hairy, (3) non-English-speaking co-pilot” -after (4) being seen his wife’s dog (5) sitting in the passenger seat of his car.
  5. Not only (1) does the region contain some of the most primeval forests (2) still known to exist, (3) but it also has a rich cultural heritage that is (4) found upon the sustainable (5) use of the land.

Items 51-55

Choose the best answer.

A surrogate mother is a woman who agrees 51 someone else’s baby. She becomes pregnant 52 some form of assisted reproductive technology. The surrogate mother carries the baby to term and gives birth, and the baby is released 53 its intended parents. A Florida couple, Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos have spent the past six months in Thailand, stuck in 54 they call a “nightmare” situation. The past six months have obviously been 55 of their lives. They say their infant daughter’s surrogate mother will not sign the papers necessary for them to bring their baby home to the United States.

    1. with carrying
    2. to carry
    3. on carrying
    4. carrying
    5. onto carrying
    1. using
    2. used
    3. use
    4. to use
    5. being used
    1. for the hospital to
    2. of the hospital for
    3. from the hospital to
    4. to the hospital by
    5. in the hospital for
    1. how
    2. which
    3. where
    4. when
    5. what
    1. more stressful month
    2. most stressful month
    3. the more stressful month
    4. the most stressful months
    5. the more stressful months

Items 56-60

Choose the best answer.

(A) . (B) One reason is that homework gives students additional practice of skills covered in class, (C) Another reason for home work is that it provides time to complete longer assignments. (D) For example, the ideal composition process allows time for students to think and to reflect on their ideas, as well as time to revise and to proofread their writing. (E) Reports and special projects often require research that cannot be done at school. (F) In additional, not all students work at the same speed. (G) Giving students time at home to finish work keeps them from falling behind. (H) Finally, the most important reason for homework is that it ensures review. (I) New material and old material focus on different topics. (J) Students who do their homework daily are prepared for tests and make better grades. (K) .

  1. What is the best topic sentence for this paragraph?
    1. Homework is important for students
    2. Time spent on homework needs to be increased
    3. Research ensures that students get better grades
    4. Students are actively involved in a learning process
    5. A classroom material encourages students to think and revise
  2. Which one can be added after sentence B to make a good paragraph?
    1. Some students need to practice skills with their parents.
    2. Revision is a valuable learning skill for students.
    3. Certain students are not good at writing so they need more time.
    4. Language assignments are not limited to writing but other skills too.
    5. School classes are too short to teach a new concept and practice it.
  3. Which sentence does not belong?
    1. D
    2. E
    3. F
    4. I
    5. J
  4. Which one has the closest meaning to the highlighted part?
    1. makes them want to sit at the back of the class.
    2. lets them to catch up with their classmates.
    3. reminds them of the fall section.
    4. requires them to stay after school.
    5. stops them from failing the course.
  5. What is the best concluding sentence for this paragraph?
    1. In short, learning can be improved if teachers and parents are involved.
    2. To sum up, revision and proofreading contributes to improved writing.
    3. In conclusion, homework contributed positively to students’ success.
    4. In summary, classroom material needs to be well planned.
    5. To conclude, tests and homework lead to good grades.


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