ข้อสอบ GAT2 เมษายน 2557

ข้อสอบเป็นแบบปรนัย 4 และ 6 ตัวเลือก จำนวน 60 ข้อ คะแนนเต็ม 150 คะแนน

Part One : Expressions (Items 1-15)

Choose the best answer.

1-4 Reservation

Hostess: The Ivy Restaurant. How may I help you?
Ron: Yes, I’d like to reserve a table for dinner.
Hostess: How 1 ?
Ron: Six couples.
Hostess: Would you like to 2 ?
Ron: That sounds like a good idea.
Hostess: All right. 3 ?
Ron: My name is Ron Kluto. K-L-U-T-H-O.
Hostess: 4 ?
Ron: Around 7.30 pm.
Hostess: All right, Mr. Kluto. We’ll reserve the room for you at 7.30. Thanks for calling The Ivy Restaurant.
Ron: Thank you very much.
    1. many people are getting married
    2. long does it take to wait
    3. many couples have you known
    4. large a group are you expecting
    1. cancel the reservation
    2. reserve the private dining room
    3. pay by cash
    4. find another restaurant
    1. May 1 ask who’s calling
    2. Why don’t you introduce yourself
    3. What is your title
    4. Can you speak up a little bit
    1. What time do you have
    2. What’s the best time to visit you
    3. When is your free time
    4. What time will you be arriving

5-6 Help offer

April: Alvin, are you coming with us tonight?
Alvin: 5 Something unexpected has come up.
April: No wonder you look so concerned. I hope it’s nothing serious.
Alvin: Well, 6 .
April: OK. But if you need any help, let me know.
Alvin: Sure. I will.
    1. I wish I could.
    2. Of course, I will.
    3. Why not?
    4. What’s the point?
    1. it’s none of your business
    2. you take good care of me
    3. it’s just something personal
    4. you can tell me more about it

7-9 Traffic violation

Officer: Excuse me, sir. Please pull up to the side.
Joe: Officer, 7 ?
Officer: Yes, sir. You ran through the red light. May I see your driver’s license, please?
Joe: Oh, I’m sorry. 8 But I have the insurance policy with me. Here it is.
Officer: Please wait here, sir. 9 . Sign here, please.
    1. do you have a problem
    2. did I do anything wrong
    3. did you see me coming
    4. do I have to do what you say
    1. A driver’s license should be kept at home.
    2. Can you take money instead?
    3. I don’t have it on me.
    4. Would you like to look at my ID?
    1. You will have a safe trip
    2. Here is your charge
    3. You are very cooperative
    4. I have to give you a ticket

10-11 Waiting in line at the airport check-in counter

Jill: Excuse me. Can you do me a favor?
Stranger: Sure. What can I do for you?
Jill: Can you 10 , please? I need to go to the bathroom.
Stranger: No problem. But please hurry. 11 .
Jill: Thanks. I’ll be right back.
    1. stop making a noise
    2. watch the time for me
    3. keep the schedule
    4. save my place for me
    1. Your bags are quite heavy
    2. The line is moving quickly
    3. The place is getting crowed
    4. The service here is excellent

12-13 Gas station hunting

Lucy: Do you know if there are any gas stations near here?
Laurence: Why? What’s the matter?
Lucy: Oh, 12 . I need to fill the tank to drive to the airport.
Laurence: Let’s try that one on the left. (30 seconds later) Too bad! The sign says that the pump is out of order.
Lucy: I guess today is not my day!
Laurence: Oh, come on. 13 . It’s no big deal!
    1. I’m low on gas
    2. the tank is quite big
    3. gas prices are down today
    4. gas stations are quite near
    1. Move around is to come
    2. Your big day is coming
    3. Let’s try another gas station
    4. Life is wonderful

14-15 Heavy workload

Brian: Melissa, don’t you think you should take a vacation? One or two days off would do you good.
Melissa: No way. It’s impossible.
Brian: But you look so exhausted. You 14 .
Melissa: I know. I do love this job, but I’ve got so much work to do at the moment.
Brian: Maybe you should talk to the manager.
Melissa: Yes. I’m going to 15 .
    1. need to be promoted
    2. need a break
    3. should do some overtime
    4. should keep up the good work
    1. propose another project
    2. look for information for my research
    3. offer him a bonus
    4. bring it up at tomorrow’s meeting

Part Two : Vocabulary (Items 16-30)

Items 16-25 : Meaning in Context

Choose the closest meanings of the underlined words in the following sentences.

  1. The perks offered by our company include a company car and free health insurance.
    1. benefits
    2. awards
    3. salaries
    4. strengths
  2. The software for the blind was modified so that they could use computers more easily.
    1. allowed
    2. reduced
    3. promoted
    4. changed
  3. The medicine is to ease the pain caused by the deep cut on your arm, but you might feel a bit sleepy.
    1. prolong
    2. lessen
    3. damage
    4. prevent
  4. The paintings exhibited at the National Museum are all works of famous artists from 18th century.
    1. replaced
    2. created
    3. shown
    4. revealed
  5. Typewriters have become obsolete since the arrival of computers, which are multifunctional.
    1. outdated
    2. efficient
    3. original
    4. advanced
  6. He was taken to hospital because he suffered a severe heart attack, and he had to be there for two weeks before he was discharged.
    1. intense – discovered
    2. heavy – dismissed
    3. serious – released
    4. worrying – prohibited
  7. His constructive comments were welcomed by people all over the country, but the government saw them as rubbish.
    1. negative – waste
    2. useful – nonsense
    3. creative – trash
    4. acceptable – garbage
  8. Culture can be seen as a system of shared beliefs and values prevalent in a society and are transformed from generation to generation.
    1. common – passed
    2. unusual – linked
    3. unique – examined
    4. admirable – respected
  9. In 1908, a gigantic explosion occurred over the forest in Siberia, Russia, and about 80 million trees were instantly flattened.
    1. fatal – transformed
    2. violent – emptied
    3. dangerous – abandoned
    4. large – destroyed
  10. Data compiled by government agencies suggest that providing breakfast to school age children has boosted their performance.
    1. assessed – convinced
    2. gathered – improved
    3. collected – detected
    4. identified – affected

Items 26-30 : Meaning Recognition

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

  1. The book shows you how to apply makeup like a professional, so you can always look flawlessly beautiful.
    1. Travelers are asked to apply for visas well in advance of their travel.
    2. I wondered if the same rules apply to part-time workers with small children.
    3. After you apply a layer of paint to the wall, wait four hours to make sure it dries completely.
    4. The first step to control bleeding is to apply pressure to the wound.
  2. The police have arrested a large and well-organized drug ring.
    1. He promised to give me a ring when he gets my SMS.
    2. The boys ran around in a ring when they heard the whistle.
    3. The journalists all sat in a ring facing the new minister.
    4. The court has convicted a man of heading a ring of smugglers.
  3. We should not be too hard on them; they’ve been through a lot.
    1. With no prior experience, physics is a very hard course to teach.
    2. My ex-boyfriend said some hard things that I won’t forget.
    3. Hard water can damage hair and make skin dry.
    4. The best way to remove hard stains is to use a mild acid solution.
  4. The authority has sent out a search party to look for the missing kid.
    1. We’ve been thinking of what to wear for the party next week.
    2. To their surprise, the party managed to get three seats in the house.
    3. There was no third party involved in their divorce.
    4. The rescue party was trying hard to help the flood victims.
  5. Press releases and interviews are excellent ways of promoting an actor.
    1. The freedom of the press is important in any modern country.
    2. With the press of a button, you’ll get a perfect cup of coffee.
    3. I’ve got a dinner date tonight. Can you give my blouse a quick press?
    4. When does your new book on scientific discovering go to press?

Part Three : Reading (Items 31-45)

Read the following and choose the best answers to the questions that follow.

Passage 1

Darwin, the monkey that escaped in an Ikea car park in Toronto last December, will not return to its owner. Ontario Judge Mary Vallee has ruled that under Canadian law Darwin is a wild animal, and a sanctuary should keep the Japanese macaque. His owner, Yasmin Nakhuda, had sued, arguing that animal services tricked her into giving up the pet.
Images of the animal, who was wearing a little shearling coat and nappy, became an internet sensation. Monkeys like Darwin are illegal to own in Canada, and in Friday’s ruling. Judge Vallee said concerns about disease were a valid reason for detaining the animal.
The judge found Ms Nakhuda had been “upset, but was not unduly influenced” when she signed the form consenting for Darwin to be transferred to the story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ontario. Ms. Nakhuda said the animal, which escaped from her car, had been part of her family and was always by her side, even when she slept and showered.

  1. The word ‘macaque’ can best be replaced by .
    1. owner
    2. service
    3. zoo
    4. monkey
  2. Why was Ms. Nakhuda upset?
    1. Darwin escaped from family and refused to live with her.
    2. She did not want to be separated from her beloved Darwin.
    3. She was sure that she would have to appear in a court.
    4. Darwin was forced to dress in a ridiculous outfit.
  3. The phrase ‘became an internet sensation’ means .
    1. attracted a large number of internet users
    2. received a lot of criticism from internet users
    3. created a sense of understanding among internet users
    4. led to legal action from internet users
  4. Which statement is TRUE about Darwin?
    1. It suffered from a highly contagious disease.
    2. It belonged to a species that had been declared extinct.
    3. It escaped from its owner’s car and was detained.
    4. It is illegal to own this species of monkey in Japan.

Passage 2

Today, people in urban areas yearn for natural green space. In a condominium that has limited space, having a beautifully decorated balcony is what people look for to help them relax and get closer to nature. Here are some suggestions.
Start by checking the position of the drains and check if your balcony is lower than the room area. Why? Because if you know where the drain is, you know where you should place your plants. Normally, plants should be placed opposite a drain to prevent them from obstructing the waterway and to protect your room from being flooded.
Your choice of plant is important. Balconies are limited by being long and narrow and unable to support anything too heavy. The balcony is also a place where natural light gets into the room. If you grow too many plants there, they can block the light, making your room dark. You should create a garden that fits the size of your balcony, and not use plants that are too high or broad. Don’t put too many decorations in the garden either. Keep it simple and plain, because simplicity is beautiful and best.

  1. One of the things to keep in mind when creating a garden is to .
    1. put plants opposite a drain
    2. use tall plants to block sunlight
    3. grow plants that light up at night
    4. choose plants that do not need much water
  2. The word ‘it’ in the last sentence refers to .
    1. balcony
    2. garden
    3. light
    4. room
  3. What is the best title for the passage?
    1. Minimalism Today
    2. Drains and Waterways
    3. Garden Decorations
    4. Urban Green

Passage 3

Life was so hard for the first English settlers in Virginia that in the harsh winter of 1609, they turned to cannibalism. Scientists have found cuts consistent with butchering for meat on human bones that were recently excavated from a dump in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. The bones are believed to have belonged to a 14-year-old girl, who was cut up after her death. According to Dr. Owsley, a forensic anthropologist, it seems the girl’s skull was smashed open, and her brain and cheeks removed for consumption. The settlers had arrived only two years earlier; relations with the local people had broken down; and supplies from England were slow to arrive. During a winter that came to be known as the starving Time, the colonists were forced to eat mice, cats, dogs and, it seems, each other. By the time supplies arrive, only 60 of the original 300 were still alive. “It’s somebody doing what they had to do.” said Owsley.

  1. The human bones found .
    1. belonged to a butcher’s daughter
    2. were investigated during the winter time
    3. were dug from an English settlement
    4. provided a cure for cannibalism
  2. Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?
    1. Jamestown is in the state of Virginia.
    2. Dr. Owsley sponsored the excavation.
    3. The 14-year-old girl was murdered by a butcher.
    4. The settlers did not need any support from England.
  3. Which was NOT a contributing factor to the settlers’ hardships?
    1. Badly needed supplies took longer to arrive.
    2. They were experiencing an unusually harsh winter.
    3. They did not have a good relationship with the locals.
    4. There were too many colonists living in the area.
  4. Dr. Owsley’s attitude in the last sentence can be best described as .
    1. surprised
    2. accepting
    3. horrified
    4. worried

Passage 4

At a medical center in Maryland, researchers are investigating an important medical issue: whether shrapnel embedded in the bodies of U.S. soldiers can cause chronic health problems. Many soldiers, after suffering injuries from roadside bombs during their tours of duty, carry these fragments in their bodies for life. Often surgery is risky, or the fragments are too small to remove. Either way, the metallic bits may slowly disintegrate, entering the blood and reaching vital organs.
Military doctors first became concerned about embedded shrapnel following the Gulf War in the early 1990s, when they suspected that depleted uranium from tank munitions was causing kidney damage. In 2008, the U.S. Government set up a program to monitor adverse health effects from more than a dozen metals – including lead, copper, and cadmium – found in the urine of over 8,000 shrapnel victims. Those soldiers will be reanalyzed every five years for high metal concentrations and corresponding health issues.
If a certain metal increases to potentially toxic levels, or if X-rays reveal that fragments are dissolving, the patient should consult a surgeon to see if the benefits of removal outweigh the risks.

  1. Surgery is not always a good solution to the problem because .
    1. the fragments are from more than a dozen metals
    2. the risks of surgery could outweigh the benefits
    3. there are over 8,000 veterans involved in the program
    4. the patient needs approval from his surgeon
  2. In this passage, the word ‘fragments’ can be replaced by .
    1. shrapnel
    2. organs
    3. bodies
    4. damage
  3. Embedded shrapnel is a concern because .
    1. doctors cannot monitor health effects from the metals
    2. the new cure is not as effective as expected
    3. it could lead to substantial organ damage
    4. doctors will need to wait 5 years for urine samples
  4. What is the best title for the passage?
    1. Injuries from roadside bombs
    2. Chronic health problems and curs
    3. Testing for shrapnel sickness
    4. Tours of duty during the Gulf War

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

Items 46-55

Choose the underlined part that is grammatically wrong.

  1. If Singapore’s first prime minister (1) hadn’t laid the foundations for growth, the country today (2) wouldn’t have been one of (3) the most competitive and thriving (4) economies in the world.
  2. (1) Smart phone users are (2) the most liked, when possible, (3) to access the Internet (4) from their phones.
  3. New products, (1) such as dietary supplements and healthy organic food, (2) are available on the market to meet the needs of (3) these who wish to keep healthy while (4) maintaining their busy lifestyles.
  4. (1) On Tuesday night, the US capital (2) remained in a state of (3) shocking after the shootings (4) believed to have been carried out by a student.
  5. U.N. weapons (1) inspector returned (2) relevant and (3) conclusive evidence of the (4) use of nerve gas in Syria.
  6. A New York art dealer was accused (1) for being (2) involved in a multi-million (3) dollar art fraud and (4) corruption.
  7. (1) Scientists are taking part in (2) a trip to (3) the Amazon rain forest, a conference in Rio de Janeiro and, (4) discuss with Brazilian coffee farmers.
  8. The (1) principal knew that (2) a better system was needed, but (3) told that the management (4) could not improve the situation.
  9. Although (1) the average IQ (2) of this patient is only 75, he (3) possesses normal intelligence and can think (4) critical.
  10. (1) Short-haired bumblebees were once (2) widespread across the south of England but declined (3) as their wildflower rich grasslands (4) disappear.

Items 56-60

Select FIVE out of six choices [S1-S6] and put them in an appropriate sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. ONE of these choices will NOT be used.

[S1] However, they should be aware that college life is not permanent, so they should make the most of it while they can.
[S2] It also means that they can wear whatever they want.
[S3] Most students enjoy their new-found freedom when they leave home to study at college, although it is temporary.
[S4] Finally, they are free to listen to their favorite music without interference from parents.
[S5] In addition, their parents may disapprove of their hairstyle or their dirty jeans.
[S6] Living away from home means that they are free to come and go as they like.

  1. Which sentence comes first?
  2. Which sentence comes second?
  3. Which sentence comes third?
  4. Which sentence comes fourth?
  5. Which sentence comes last?


1. 4
2. 2
3. 1
4. 4
5. 1
6. 3
7. 2
8. 3
9. 4
10. 4
11. 2
12. 1
13. 3
14. 2
15. 4
16. 1
17. 4
18. 2
19. 3
20. 1
21. 3
22. 2
23. 1
24. 4
25. 2
26. 3
27. 4
28. 2
29. 4
30. 1
31. 4
32. 2
33. 2
34. 3
35. 1
36. 1
37. 4
38. 3
39. 1
40. 4
41. 2
42. 2
43. 1
44. 3
45. 3
46. 2
47. 2
48. 3
49. 3
50. 1
51. 1
52. 4
53. 3
54. 4
55. 4
56. S3
57. S6
58. S2
59. S4
60. S1

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