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Language Center Entrance Exam




Examination rules:

1. Candidates are not allowed into examination room before the senior invigilator has given permission to enter.

2. Candidates MUST produce their ID cards before being admitted to the examination room.

3. All coats, bags, brief cases and other materials must be placed in the designated are, usually adjacent to the senior invigilator’s table.

4. All reference books, materials, papers, magazines and journals must be deposited at the senior invigilator’s table. Unless otherwise stared in the examination paper they must not be within the sight or reach of candidates.

5. All work must be carried out on the official question sheets. No other paper may be used.

6. Candidates may not borrow anything from other candidates. Contact an invigilator if in doubt.

You are NOT allowed to use a dictionary.

8. Candidates may not leave the room once the examination has started for any reason, inclusive of going to the toilet during the exam. Candidates leaving the examination room will not be allowed to come back into the examination room. You are advised to go to the toilet immediately before the examination.

9. Talking to anyone other that invigilator in the examination room is regarded as cheating. If you need assistance, please raise you hand to get the attention of an invigilator. DO NOT CALL OUT or MAKE ANY OTHER SOUND TO ATTRACT ATTENTION.

10. The examination will be conducted in strict silence. Mobile phones, pagers, and clock/watch alarms must be turned off.

11. Candidates are not allowed to leave the room after the invigilator announces a warning 15 minutes before the end of the exam.

12.Any candidate continuing to work after the invigilator announces that time is up or after the “pens down” announcement will be considered to have breached the rules and committed an act of cheating.

13. Examination results will be posted in the departments after the examination board’s deliberations. Candidates who have not paid tuition fees in full will not be informed of their results until they can produce a verifiable receipt from the accounting department to the Chairman of the department.





Part One: Problematic Grammar Structures Questions 1 to 14

  • Read the incomplete sentences below.
  • Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) for each gap.
  • Write the correct letter in the answer sheet.


  1. Tony _____ coffee. He wants tea.

A. don’t want B. isn’t wanting C. doesn’t want


2. “What did you say?’ “ ___________.’

A. Nothing B. Nobody C. Anything D. Not anything


  1. I ______ letter to my cousin now.

A. write B. writes C. am writing D. is writing


  1. “How often do you read a newspaper?” “ ___________ .”

A. All day B. All days C. Every days D. Every day


  1. “How _________ in this classroom?”

A. are there many students B. many students there are

C. many students are there D. many student is there


  1. I like _______ those pictures.

A. both B. both of C. either D. either of


  1. Fatima and Dalia are sisters, but they don’t look ________ .

A. same B. like C. alike


  1. Jack was reading a book when the phone _______.

A. ringing B. ringed C. rang D. was ringing


  1. Fumiko _____ to play the guitar very well.

A. can to B. is able C. can


  1. I don’t like stories ____ have unhappy endings.

A. that B. they C. which D. who


  1. Mr. Rice has been a doctor _________ .

A. since 1980 B. since 20 years C. 20 years ago.


  1. What’s the name of the man _________ ?

A. you borrowed his car B. which car you borrowed

C. whose car you borrowed D. his car you borrowed


  1. Each of the _______ own cage.

A. birds has their B. bird has its

C. birds have their D. birds has its


  1. Before Anna came to Britain, she ______ understand much English.

A. can B. can’t C. not D. couldn’t


Part One: Problematic Grammar Structures Questions 15 to 27

  • Read the incomplete sentences below.
  • Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) for each gap.
  • Write the correct letter in the answer sheet.



  1. I didn’t realize I’d left my file at home until the meeting _______ .

A. will start B. has started C. started D. start


  1. The noise stopped as soon as the Head Teacher _____ into the room.

A. walks B. walked C. was walking D. walking


  1. Many crimes ______ by the law enforcement agencies.

A. are preventing B. can prevent C. prevent D. can be prevented



  1. “When _____?” “In 1928.”

A. penicillin was discovered B. did penicillin discovered

C. was penicillin discovered D. did penicillin discover


  1. If I _______ you, I would get some rest before the game tomorrow.

A. am B. could be C. were D. had been


  1. We had better ___ an umbrella when we go out. It looks like it’s going to rain.

A. taken B. to take C. take


  1. The whole team must _____ together in order to win the game.

A. worked B. to work C. work


  1. The university ______ by private funds as well as by tuition income and grants.

A. is supported B. supports C. is supporting D. has supported


  1. The customs officer opened the suitcase ________ if anything illegal was being brought into the country.

A. seeing B. for seeing C. see D. to see


  1. The English ____ strong traditions.

A. has many B. have much C. have many D. has much


  1. “ _____ letting me use your bicycle for a little while?” “Not at all.”

A. Please to B. Would you mind C. Will you D. could you please


  1. “Why don’t you stop work and concentrate on your golf?”

“ I can’t afford ______ up work completely!”

A. giving B. to give C. to have given D. having given


  1. “Why are you looking so pleased?”

“Steve has ____ us out for a meal.”

A. offered B. invited C. admitted D. promised


Part One: Problematic Grammar Structures Questions 28 to 40

  • Read the incomplete sentences below.
  • Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) for each gap.
  • Write the correct letter in the answer sheet.



  1. “Is that a history book you’ve got there?”

“Yes, I’m very interested _____ Spanish History.”

A. by B. at C. in D. for


  1. “What was Thelma saying?”

“She was asking me what time _____ work.”

A. was I starting B. do I start C. I started D. I have started


  1. “I can _______ remember having to use an old-fashioned typewriter.”

A. yet B. already C. still D. ever


  1. There are only two ____ for this job.

A. customers B. candidates C. employees D. employers


  1. How much ______ money do you get per week?

A. pocket B. pension C. pay D. perk


  1. Apparently, she _____ live in London about twenty years ago.

A. use to B. was used to C. got used D. used to


  1. “Where is she going for her holidays this year?”

“She _____ about going abroad.”

A. thinks B. will think C. has thought D. is thinking


  1. “How’s your new job, Colin?”

“ Not bad. I _____ used to it slowly but surely.”

A am getting B. has get C. am going to get D. have been


  1. “How do you feel now?’

“Oh, _____ better. Thank you.”

A. very B .lot C. much D. more


  1. The farmhouse is ______ in a very beautiful area.

A. situated B. settled C. isolated D. found


  1. The biggest advantage is that the shops are within easy ____ .

A. touch B. contact C. access D. reach


  1. “What do you think of the CD I gave you?”

“It’s great! The _____ I listen to it, the more I like it.”

A. much B. less C. more D. little


  1. “How was the film on television last night?”

“It was _____ good that I wish I had taped it.”

A. such B. such a C. so D. as such


Part One: Problematic Grammar Structures Questions 41 to 45

  • Read the incomplete sentences below.
  • Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) for each gap.
  • Write the correct letter in the answer sheet.


  1. I thought he was _____ when he suggested holiday in the Bahamas!

A. playing B. amusing C. joking D. laughing


  1. Classical music doesn’t seem to be very _____ with teenagers.

A. popular B. famous C. favorite D. common


  1. “Do I need a vaccination to go to Hawaii?”

“I’m not sure. You ____ ask your doctor.”

A. ought B. should C. will D. need


  1. I was so late when I arrived at the airport that I ____ the plane almost immediately.

A. entered B. reached C. boarded D. got


  1. The situation was soon _____ the control of the police.

A. behind B. beyond C. between D. beneath



Part Two: Grammar and Vocabulary in Context Questions 46-60

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