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## SECTION I: LISTENING & SPEAKING (20 items)

### Directions: Choose the best answer to fill in each blank.

#### Situation: In a dormitory room (Items 1-4)

 Ethan: Hi there! Emma: Hi Ethan! Ethan: Why are you just standing in the doorway? Why don’t you 1 ? Emma: OK, but just 2 . Ethan: Good! 3 ? Emma: Well, there’s something that’s been bothering me. I think we need to talk. Ethan: Uh oh. 4 !
1. get on or get off
2. break into the room
3. just clear your mind
4. come in and have a seat
5. do something for a change
1. think of it
2. take it all in
3. look up the time
4. so I can take a nap
5. for a few minutes
1. What’s going on
2. What’s an issue
3. What’s that all about
4. What’s your next move
5. What’s so funny today
1. It’s your problem
2. Don’t you think that
3. That sounds serious
4. How dare you say it
5. That might just work

#### Situation: In the hallway (Items 5-8)

 James: You are studying about human resources, aren’t you Amelia? 5 the difference between ‘upskill’ and ‘reskill’? Amelia: Sure. It has to do with how workers prepare themselves for the future. James: Ok. 6 . Amelia: Well, ‘upskill’ is to improve upon a skill you’re already using. James: It’s a bit like 7 where you always try to add to what you already know, right? Amelia: Absolutely! To ‘reskill,’ on the other hand, is to learn how to perform a new role or job function. James: Ok. I get it now. A company might want to encourage this to keep its employees and cut costs, right? Amelia: Basically, yes. I’ve got to 8 . I can tell you more about it later if you’re interested. James: Ok. No problem. Thanks. See you around.
1. Why did you study
2. Do you know
3. When can you tell
4. How do you remember
5. Where can you check
1. Go on
2. Go to it
3. Go forward
4. Go the distance
1. putting out fires
2. walking a fine line
3. life-long learning
4. shooting for the stars
5. throwing caution to the wind
1. go now
2. get out
3. run away
4. let you know
5. keep on moving

#### Situation: In a dormitory living room (Items 9-16)

 Asher: Hi, Jasper. Is there a public charging station around here? Jasper: Sure, but you should 9 juice jacking. Asher: Oh no. What’s that? Does it steal your battery power? 10 ! Jasper: I’m not. 11 . It doesn’t steal your battery power, but it can damage or even disable your phone when you try to recharge at an unsafe charging station. Asher: 12 . Jasper: Well, it’s a relatively new threat. Hackers can transfer, steal or delete your personal data and possibly spy on your working activity. Asher: That’s pretty scary. 13 ? Jasper: You should definitely avoid using USB power charging stations in public places like airports or common rooms. A portable power bank is better. Asher: OK. 14 for sure. Jasper: Good. Also, If you’ve used public charging stations in the past, you should delete any apps you don’t recall installing and 15 to keep your phone’s software up-to-date. Asher: You can 16 .
1. plug in
2. lean on
3. turn down
4. take back
5. beware of
1. You got that right
2. You know it exactly
3. You must be kidding
4. You can count on that
5. You could have done it
1. I can stop now
2. I’m very serious
3. I will be concerned
4. I do what I believe in
5. I have already been told
1. It’s all about that
2. That is a real thing
3. I’ve never heard of it
4. It’s in relation to stealing
5. It’s heartbreaking to me
1. What else was there
2. What are you doing
3. What are you on about
4. What more could I ask for
5. What should I do to protect myself
1. I won’t believe that
2. I don’t agree with you
3. I know it’s impossible
4. I won’t be that careless
5. I think hackers never show up
1. don’t say that
2. don’t tell me
3. don’t be late
4. don’t forget
5. don’t get excited
1. say it too
2. hope for that
3. count on it
4. bring good luck
5. take the point

#### Situation: In the canteen (Items 17-20)

 Charlotte: I just finished listening to a podcast from psychology expert, Marisa Peer, about her book ‘Rules of Mind.’ Ruby: 17 ? Charlotte: Incredible. It can help you shape your thoughts and behaviors. Ruby: 18 Freud’s theories about the unconscious, preconscious, and conscious mind? We’re studying that in my psychology class. Charlotte: 19 . She said nothing about that. She focuses on one’s awareness of their own feelings, thoughts, urges and memories. Ruby: So it can help you understand yourself better. 20 ? Charlotte: Definitely! It can help you understand why you think and act in certain ways.
1. How was it
2. Is it something
3. What’s that for
4. Are you out of your mind
5. Will there be a podcast
1. Did she mention
2. Where did she come across
3. How did people express on
4. Have you ever realized about
5. Why did you overthrow the idea of
1. Yes, a bit
2. No, not at all
3. Well, I hope so
4. Right, sure thing
5. Look, it’s possible
1. Is it an issue
2. Is it more to take
3. Is there anything left
4. Is one out of the ordinary
5. Is that what you are saying

## SECTION II: READING (40 items)

### Part I: Ad (Items 21-25)

1. What kind of product is being advertised?
1. A low carb snack
2. A dietary supplement
3. A weight loss tablet
4. A multivitamin
5. An energy-boosting supplement
2. What is the benefit of this product?
1. Cure dry skin
2. Treat heart disease
3. Boost immunity
4. Prevent heartburn
5. Reduce blood pressure
3. Which of the following is a selling point of this product?
1. It is a certified drug.
2. It is good for knee pain.
3. It treats digestive problems.
4. It can kill viruses and bacteria.
5. It removes calcium from the body.
4. What country gave legal approval to this product?
1. Brunei
2. Singapore
3. Malaysia
4. Thailand
5. Indonesia
5. Which of the following indicates this product is safe for people with heartburn problems?
1. Promotes healthy skin
2. Rich in antioxidants
3. Strengthens bones and teeth
4. Gentle to the stomach
5. Absorbed in the bloodstream

### Directions: Read the poem below and choose the best answers to the questions.

(1) My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.

(2) My father, in a day or two
Could land big thieves in jail;
There’s nothing that he cannot do,
He knows no word like “fail.”
“Our confidence” he would restore,
Of that there is no doubt;
But if there is a chair to mend,
We have to send it out.

(3) All public questions that arise,
He settles on the spot;
He waits not till the tumult dies,
But grabs it while it’s hot.
In matters of finance he can
Tell Congress what to do;
But, O, he finds it hard to meet
His bills as they fall due.

(4) In conversation father can
Do many wondrous things;
He’s built upon a wiser plan
Than presidents or kings.
He knows the ins and outs of each
And every deep transaction;
We look to him for theories,
But look to mom for action.

1. What can be inferred about the writer’s father in the first stanza?
1. He is trustworthy.
2. He is a famous politician.
3. He is good at fixing furnaces.
4. He is a successful businessman.
5. He has strong opinions about the government.
2. What do we learn from the second stanza?
1. Parents have high expectations.
2. The house has poor quality furniture.
3. The father does not have practical skills.
4. Confidence without doubt leads to failure.
5. The father does not know much vocabulary.
3. What message does the writer convey about the family in the poem?
1. There are a lot of conflicts.
2. The son is prejudiced against his father.
3. The father appreciates his hardworking wife.
4. Father is good at working in a private company.
5. The father knows about many things but the mother gets things done.
4. What is the writer’s tone in the poem?
1. Furious
2. Sarcastic
3. Annoying
4. Offended
5. Disappointed
5. What would be the best title for this poem?
1. Dad : A Son’s First Hero
2. A Wise Guy for the Country
3. Jack of All Trades
4. Like Father Like Son
5. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

### Directions: Read the following texts and choose the best answers to the questions.

#### Joke (Items 31-35)

(1) A woman brings a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she lays her beloved pet duck on the table, the vet puts his stethoscope to the duck’s chest and listens carefully. A moment later the vet shakes his head and says sadly, “I’m really sorry Ma’am, but your duck, Cuddles, has passed away” The woman becomes quite distressed and begins to cry. “Are you sure?” she says with tears flooding from her eyes. “Yes, Ma’am, I am sure”. “Your duck is definitely dead.” The vet responds.

(2) “But how can you be so sure?” the woman protests. “I mean, you haven’t done any testing on him or anything have you? Perhaps he ‘s just stunned or in a coma or something”. The vet rolls his eyes, then turns around and leaves the room.

(3) A few minutes later he returns with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck’s owner looks on in amazement, the Labrador stands on his hind legs, puts his front paws on the examination table and sniffs around the duck from top to bottom. He then looks up at the vet with sad eyes and shakes his head.

(4) The vet pats the dog on the head and takes it out of the room. A few minutes later the vet returns with a cat. The cat jumps on the table and delicately sniffs at the duck from its head to its feet. After a moment, the cat looks up, shakes its head, meows softly and strolls out of the room.

(5) The vet looks at the woman and says, “Look Ma’am, I’m really sorry, but as I said before, your duck is most definitely dead.” The vet then turns to his computer, hits a few keys and produces a bill, which he hands to the woman.

(6) The duck’s owner, still in shock, looks at the bill and sees it is $150. “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!” she shrieks with incredulity.

(7) The vet shrugs his shoulders and says, “I’m sorry, Ma’am. If you had taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20. However, with the lab report and the CAT scan, it’s now$150.”

1. What is the first paragraph mainly about?
1. A duck which was seriously ill
2. A woman who raised a sickly duck
3. A vet who specializes in duck therapy
4. A duck which was well treated by the vet
5. A woman who brought a dead duck to the vet
2. What is TRUE in the second paragraph?
1. The duck was in a coma.
2. The woman was speechless.
3. The duck gradually recovered.
4. The vet left the room annoyed.
5. The vet cheered up the woman.
3. Which of the following happened last?
1. The duck was dead.
2. The vet calculated the fee.
3. The cat shook its head sadly.
4. The Labrador sniffed around the duck.
5. The woman did not believe her duck was dead.
4. What can be inferred from the story?
1. The woman paid the vet $20. 2. The vet re-examined the duck. 3. The woman was anxious to see the bill. 4. The vet ignored the lab and the CAT scan. 5. The woman thought the price was too high. 5. What would be the best title for the story? 1. A Beloved Duck 2. A Mysterious Death 3. A Sympathetic Woman 4. A Vet’s Perfect Treatment 5. Curious Lab Report and CAT Scan #### Movie review (Items 36-40) Directed by Scott Spear, ‘Endless’, a supernatural teen love story, rings hollow. Its message is about learning how to let go and move on from tragedy. The only thing that seems to work in this sappy romance is how sappy it is. But no matter how ridiculous it gets, it manages to keep you caring about the stricken lovers who are both likeable. Riley (Alexandra Shipp) and Chris (Nicholas Hamilton) are high school seniors in love. Riley is the daughter of two lawyers. She lives in a fancy house, and is university-bound, planning to become an attorney, too. She draws manga- style comic books on the side but has, after some pressure from her parents, decided that her passion for art is just a hobby. Chris comes from the other side of the socioeconomic tracks. He lives with his single mother and has a passion for driving and repairing motorcycles. He isn’t too happy about Riley’s moving away to college. One evening, they’re at the party together. He gets drunk, so she has to drive him home. They get in a car accident, which leaves Riley in the hospital but sadly kills Chris. Riley blames herself for Chris’ death, while he roams the town as a spirit. Fellow teen ghost Jordan (DeRon Horton) helps him adjust to this existence, but Chris is determined to communicate with Riley. And indeed, she realizes they can contact each other in their favorite spots. But keeping in contact with Chris endangers her health. The movie is about grief and adapting to loss, but it bogs itself down with Chris trying to communicate with Riley from the beyond. It turns sappy when it tries to enter ‘Ghost’ territory. The movie, however, is designed as a leading role for Alexandra Shipp, who brings Riley’s devastation to the forefront as she tries to make sense of what happened and live with the guilt she feels about the accident. Hamilton isn’t quite a match for Shipp’s radiant energy. The awkward popcorn script by Andre Case and Oneil Sharma has no bad people, as all are trying to do what they think is best. In the end, it also lacks real emotion and raises the question of what’s the best way of dealing with this heart- breaking loss. The obvious answer is to forget about all this ghost hokum and get on with life. But if we did that, we wouldn’t have this terrible film. 1. According to this movie review, which of the following statements about Riley is TRUE? 1. She is recognized as a writer of comic books. 2. She is forced to study law and abandon Chris. 3. She tries in vain to contact her dead boyfriend. 4. She seeks every possible way to move on from misery. 5. She has a guilty conscience about her boyfriend’s death. 2. What can be inferred from this movie review? 1. Riley comes from a rich family. 2. Riley’s parents are loving and understanding. 3. Chris is so selfish that he wants Riley to be like him. 4. Riley’s health worsens because of an injury from the car accident. 5. Actors Shipp and Hamilton are a perfect match for the movie ‘Endless.’ 3. In the view of the reviewer, what is the message of this movie? 1. God’s love dies young. 2. Try to do what you think is best. 3. Parents should not be domineering. 4. The dead should be in their own world. 5. Life must go on, so don’t live in the past. 4. What genre is this movie? 1. Horror 2. Sci-fi 3. Mystery 4. Fantasy 5. Romance 5. What is the reviewer’s attitude toward this movie? 1. Hostile 2. Flexible 3. Reluctant 4. Negative 5. Hopeful ### Part IV: News and Editorial (12 items) ### Directions: Read the following texts and choose the best answers to the questions. #### News (Items 41-45) (1) (Taiwan) – Dogs in prams are a common sight in Taiwan’s capital, where the city’s metro system allows pets on board only if they are in contained carriers. But observers say the trend goes beyond the practical and reflects changing attitudes towards pet ownership and a growing propensity for “fur babies” amid a declining birth rate in Taiwan. (2) Taiwan’s birth rate is among the lowest in Asia, and is due to delayed marriages, analysts say. Having children outside of marriage is still socially unacceptable, and economic barriers to having children include minimal maternity leave entitlements. (3) At the same time, pet ownership is skyrocketing. In September, analysts estimated the number of Taiwanese pets had overtaken the number of children aged under 15. As a result, the pet accessory retail market is booming, and was worth US$1.52bn a year in 2015, according to Taiwan’s pet expo. Market research firm Euromonitor International said it has continued to grow ever since.

(4) A spokeswoman for pet pram manufacturer, Ibiyaya, said sales had increased more than five-fold between 2002 and 2015, and it was still growing, with more suppliers coming on to the market. “The industry is getting more competitive while customers have more options when it comes to choosing the right pet stroller for their fur kids,” she said.

(5) Wu Hung, the executive director of the Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (East), worries that the desire for these items stem from “an anthropocentric way of thinking about animals and treat them as accessories for human fulfilment, rather than focusing on the animal’s needs”.

1. What is this news article mainly about?
1. Pet care in Taiwan
2. Taiwan’s falling birth rate
3. Taiwan’s booming pet economy
4. Trends of dog clothing in Taiwan
5. Taiwan’s new policy on travelling with pets
2. According to the article, which of the following is a factor affecting the birth rate in Taiwan?
1. Late marriage
2. Economic recovery
3. Longer maternity leave
4. New wedding traditions
5. Attitudes towards pet ownership
3. According to the article, which of the following is TRUE about the pet products industry in Taiwan?
1. Sales increased slightly between 2002 and 2015.
2. Strollers have been the best-selling product for ten years.
3. The sales of pet prams skyrocketed from 2002 to 2015.
4. More suppliers from other countries are investing in the pet market.
5. The demand for pet care products remained stable between 2002 and 2015.
4. Which paragraph indicates that pets in Taiwan are being looked at differently than in the past?
1. (1)
2. (2)
3. (3)
4. (4)
5. (5)
5. According to the last paragraph, what is Wu Hung concerned about?
1. The increasing number of pets
2. The neglect of animals’ welfare
3. The rising price of pet accessories
4. The declining birth rate in Taiwan
5. The growing competition in pet industry

#### Editorial (Items 46-52)

(1) It’s unclear at this point exactly how much death and damage have been inflicted in Nicaragua and Honduras by Hurricane Iota, the second major storm to strike the region in as many weeks. But it will be considerable —- winds raging at 155 mph stripped roofs from buildings and blew other structures apart as rain drenched land already sodden from a previous powerful storm, Hurricane Eta.

(2) The region was troubled enough before the hurricanes arrived. Rural communities in Honduras and its western neighbor Guatemala have been suffering from five years of drought, and the soaking they received from these storms won’t magically end that scourge. The drought has been made worse by climate change, the same force that scientists believe is fueling stronger and more volatile tropical storm systems.

(3) lota is a case in point. It emerged as a tropical depression early Friday and grew into a tropical storm later in the day. By midnight Saturday, it was a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on the scale; on Monday morning it reached Category 5 status with winds topping 160 mph before weakening slightly as it hit the Nicaraguan coast.

(4) The drought had already led to significant human migration from the region as impoverished and starving people dependent on the agrarian economy had little left to keep them in place. With violent gangs wielding significant power in sections of Honduras and Guatemala, migrants flowed north through Mexico to the U.S., adding to the humanitarian crisis at the border that has waxed and waned for several years. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine already-weak economies.

(5) The hurricanes will only make these situations worse. It has long been apparent that the best approach for combating migration from Central America is to help stabilize the governments, disrupt the gangs and build a local and inclusive economy sufficient to support the people who live there. However, that has proved to be a difficult task, exacerbated by what seems to be endemic corruption. The region is likely to see more migration as damage from the hurricanes makes a difficult region in which to live yet more uninhabitable.

1. What is the writer’s main purpose in paragraph (1)?
1. To locate the cities affected by two hurricanes.
2. To provide detailed statistics about Hurricane Iota.
3. To explain how tropical storms become raging hurricanes.
4. To describe the nature of hurricanes and their destructive capability.
5. To highlight the destruction in Nicaragua and Honduras caused by recent hurricanes.
2. Based on paragraph (2), which of the following was a prior cause of trouble in Honduras and Guatemala?
1. Flood
2. Dryness
3. Depression
4. Tropical storm
5. Neighboring country
3. Which paragraph describes Hurricane Iota’s development path?
1. (1)
2. (2)
3. (3)
4. (4)
5. (5)
4. What is paragraph (4) mainly about?
1. The causes of drought
2. The reasons for human migration
3. A crisis on the US-Mexico border
4. Solutions to the problem of migration
5. The power of violent gangs in Honduras and Guatemala
5. What is the main point the writer makes in paragraph (5)?
1. Economic problems in Central America need to be tackled urgently.
2. There is no solution to the problem of migration from Central America.
3. Hurricane Iota has made Central America an unsuitable region to live in.
4. Natural disasters are the main reasons for migration from Central America.
5. The hurricanes could make the Central America migration crisis even worse.
6. What is the writer’s tone in the last paragraph?
1. Suspicious
2. Relaxing
3. Pessimistic
4. Demanding
5. Sympathetic
7. What would be the best title for this article?
1. 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season
2. Migration Trends in Central America
3. Impact of Hurricanes on Migration Crisis
4. Natural Disasters in Nicaragua and Honduras
5. Climate Change: Adaptation in Developing Countries

### Directions: Read the article and choose the best answers to the questions.

(1) A Japanese startup Vaak has successfully installed and tested a technology in local convenience stores which cuts shoplifting losses by 77 percent.

(2) Dubbed Vaakeye, the system works with a store’s surveillance cameras to catch thievery that busy staffers might miss. Its developers trained the system by showing it more than 100 hours of closed-circuit television footage that depicted honest shoppers as well as shoplifters.

(3) Vaak CEO Ryo Tanaka said the system identifies suspicious activity on the basis of more than 100 aspects of shoppers’ behavior, including gait, hand movements, facial expressions and even clothing choices. Promotional videos show Vaakeye spotting a range of suspicious activities, from “restless” behavior and “sneaking” to putting items into bags or pockets.

(4) If the system spots behavior it deems suspicious, it alerts store personnel via an app. Then it’s up to staffers to take action — typically by approaching the potential shoplifters and asking if they need help. The system doesn’t actually label people as shoplifters; rather, Tanaka said, it tells staffers to “please check these people — they might steal things.”

(5) Chelsea Binns, an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said the Vaakeye system “appears to show great promise for loss prevention.” But, she added, retailers must weigh the costs and benefits of surveillance. “If regular customers are afraid to enter stores because they don’t like the idea of being tracked, this could potentially hurt retail sales,” she said.

(6) Sven Dietrich, another John Jay professor, said deep learning algorithms tend to be only as good as the data used to train them. He offered a hypothetical scenario in which shoplifters in a training video wear blue jackets — something that might lead to the conclusion that anyone in a blue jacket is suspicious.

(7) Another criticism came from Jerome Williams, a professor and senior administrator at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. He has written extensively on race and retail environments. He said that unless training data is carefully controlled, a theft-detection algorithm might wind up unfairly targeting people of color, who are routinely stopped on suspicion of shoplifting more often than white shoppers.

(8) Williams said black shoppers who felt they had been unfairly scrutinized in stores previously might be more likely to appear nervous in subsequent shopping experiences — a potentially risky proposition if a system misidentifies anxiety as suspicious behavior. Still, he praised Vaakeye’s focus on body language. “I think it’s a good approach,” he said. “You shouldn’t racially profile. You should behaviorally profile.”

(9) There is always an evil side to all technologies especially when it involves AI, as often criticized. Technology has always been about adding convenience to and safeguarding human lives, but what it turns into always depends on who uses it and for what purpose.

1. According to the article which of the following statements best describes Vaakeye?
1. A convenience store’s surveillance camera to catch thieves
2. A device for differentiating honest shoppers from criminals
3. New technology for reducing shoplifting losses in convenience stores
4. A system installed to study shoppers’ behavior in a convenience store
5. Al software developed by an established Japanese company to eliminate shoplifting
2. What do we learn from paragraph 2?
1. How the Vaakeye system is trained
2. Who developed the Vaakeye system
3. When Vaakeye takes pictures of shoplifters
4. How often the Vaakeye system has been trained
5. Why Vaakeye has to work with store’s surveillance can
3. What does Vaakeye do after spotting suspicious behavior?
1. Signal store staffers via an app
2. Approach the potential shoplifter
3. Trigger an alarm to scare the shoplifter
4. Instruct store personnel to call the police
5. Match the behavior with any of 100 aspects of shoppers’ behavior
4. What is Chelsea Binns’ view about the Vaakeye system?
1. It has a high cost of surveillance.
2. It could potentially lead to a drop in sales.
3. It is the most useful device for loss prevention.
4. It can be purchased after the calculation of profits.
5. It will encourage regular customers to shop at the store.
5. How does Sven Dietrich support his point about learning algorithms?
1. By appealing to an authority
2. By referring to a case study
3. By giving an imaginary example
4. By describing personal experience
5. By providing the data used to train the algorithms
6. What is Jerome Williams most concerned about?
1. Training data not being carefully maintained
2. Criticizing black shoppers in the store
3. Involving body language in the training data
4. Treating white and black shoppers unequally
5. Discriminating between different types of shoplifters
7. What is the tone of the last paragraph?
1. Trivial
2. Cautionary
3. Supportive
4. Indifferent
5. Critical
8. What would be the best title for this article?
1. Eye of God or Devil
2. Save Convenience Stores
3. Should AI be Used to Catch Shoplifters?
4. Shoplifting: Huge Problem around the World
5. A Future of Millions of Eyes Spying on Us

## SECTION III: WRITING (20 items)

### Directions: Select the best word choices to complete the letters below.

Situation: You assume two roles. First, you are “Friends” writing a letter asking advice from “Annie”, a newspaper advice columnist. Then, you play the role of “Annie” giving advice to “Friends”

Dear Annie,

I have an issue with a friend. We are polar opposites politically, and it is now causing problems. I dislike one side, which happens to be her side — and she dislikes 61 , which happens to be mine. I read many sources of news, including from overseas, and don’t 62 one source only. 63 I try not to talk about current events, she’ll throw in her comments and will leave me so aghast it’s difficult 64 in any way.

Do I pull the plug on this friendship? I wonder how we can continue as friends as I don’t respect her views and we have such differing 65 . All I can feel is anger. Friends?

Dear Friends,

You can certainly continue your friendship with her. If we all 66 the same views on everything, then what a boring, robotic place we would live in. 67 when someone doesn’t share your views. The world could do with more understanding. Why not start with yourself?

68 your friendship, make a pact with your friend that you will agree to disagree on world affairs and promise to stop bringing up politics to each other. If she refuses, or if she agrees and then keeps making 69 , then it is not the politics that separate you so much as her lack of respect for your request. 70 , this means that you can’t initiate political commentary either.

Annie

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### Directions: Select the best word choices to complete the paragraph below.

According to various experts, Generation Z will be better future employees than previous generations. With the skills 71 to take advantage of advanced technologies, they will be significantly more helpful to the typical company in 72 . What makes them valuable in business is their 73 of new ideas and a different concept of freedom from the previous generation. Surprisingly, 74 their technological proficiency, Gen Z-ers actually prefer person-to-person contact as opposed to online interaction. Because of their being used to social media and technology, Generation Z 75 for a global business environment.

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4. is well prepared
5. has well prepared

### Directions: Choose the correct answers that show the most logical sequences.

1. The drops join to form clouds; and then precipitation will fall to Earth’s surface.
2. Rain develops in low-pressure weather systems.
3. The higher it rises, the cooler it becomes.
4. Water vapor in the air forms drops, a process called condensation.
5. Warm, wet air begins rising into the atmosphere.
1. B – D – E – A – C
2. A – C – E – D – B
3. A – E – C – B – D
4. B – E – C – D – A
5. D – E – C – A – B
1. Today we rely so much on those gifts that they have become an integral part of our way of life.
2. Computers, mobile phones, televisions, and refrigerators are just some of gifts technology provides us.
3. Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.
4. While technology is helpful to civilization, it must be used with necessary caution as too much reliance on it can cause problems.
5. It is then believed that without technology, life and business would come to a standstill.
1. C – B – A – E – D
2. A – D – B – E – C
3. B – D – A – E – C
4. D – A – E – C – B
5. E – A – B – C – D
1. Thus, it is a widely accepted fact that the rich and the famous, political figures, royalty or anyone wishing to make a statement follows the trends of fashion.
2. The advertising media also plays a role in reinforcing fashion norms.
3. It is considered by most as a means of self-expression.
4. The garments and accessories that a man or woman wears help them to Identify with a group of others – whether it is a lifestyle, profession, a religion, or an attitude.
5. Fashion plays an increasingly important role in an individual’s life.
1. D – C – E – A – B
2. B – A – C – D – E
3. E – C – D – A – B
4. A – B – D – E – C
5. C – E – D – A – B
1. Without education an individual cannot progress intellectually and cannot develop skills and capacities to work.
2. Education is especially important for every individual person and society.
3. Next, education fosters the enlightenment, empowerment, and emancipation of society.
4. Firstly, education helps in the mental and intellectual nourishment and growth of a person.
5. Without education a society will be socially, economically, and politically backward.
1. B – D – C – E – A
2. A – B – C – E – D
3. C – A – B – E – D
4. E – D – B – A – C
5. B – D – A – C – E
1. A dishonest person lives in fear that his lies can get disclosed and then faces adversity.
2. Honesty is the essential character trait that every individual should possess.
3. Therefore, it is necessary to walk on the path of honesty to live a peaceful life.
4. An honest person will achieve a peak of serenity and be free from complexity.
5. The term is defined as the courage to speak the truth and reject infidelity.
1. A – C – B – E – D
2. B – E – D – A – C
3. C – B – A – D – E
4. D – A – B – C – E
5. E – D – B – C – A

1. 4
2. 5
3. 1
4. 3
5. 2
6. 1
7. 3
8. 1
9. 5
10. 3
11. 2
12. 3
13. 5
14. 4
15. 4
16. 3
17. 1
18. 1
19. 2
20. 5
21. 2
22. 3
23. 1
24. 2
25. 4
26. 1
27. 3
28. 5
29. 2
30. 5
31. 5
32. 4
33. 2
34. 5
35. 5
36. 5
37. 1
38. 5
39. 5
40. 4
41. 3
42. 1
43. 3
44. 1
45. 2
46. 5
47. 2
48. 3
49. 2
50. 5
51. 3
52. 3
53. 3
54. 1
55. 1
56. 2
57. 3
58. 4
59. 2
60. 3
61. 2
62. 1
63. 4
64. 3
65. 1
66. 2
67. 2
68. 1
69. 1
70. 2
71. 4
72. 3
73. 2
74. 4
75. 4
76. 4
77. 1
78. 3
79. 5
80. 2

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