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1 . In Question, four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
To see pink elephants
A.  to dream B.    to recover from drinking bout
C.  to be afraid of D.    to show courage
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2 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
A.  recess B.    process
C.  excess D.    confess
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3 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
A.  water B.    lemonade
C.  milk D.    alcohol
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4 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
A.  substitute B.    subterfuge
C.  susceptible D.    suffuse
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5 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
A.  malnutrition B.    maladjustment
C.  malpractice D.    malabsorption
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6 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks
An ....$(1)$.... of anything you eat or dring is bad for you. The danger of drinking ....$(2)$.... in excessive amounts is that is has many indirect effects that make you ...$(3)$... to a lot of different diseases. Some form of ...$(4)$... is common among people who drink heavily. Alcohol ...$(5)$... the appetite, it provides calories that have no nutrient content.
A.  aggravates B.    increases
C.  dulls D.    produces
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7 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
The flat did not really suit him anymore because
A.  the rooms were too small B.    he was living on his own now
C.  his mother needed too much rooms D.    the flat itself was too little
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8 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
He did not look after the rest of the flat because
A.  he did not use it B.    the bedroom was much too large
C.  he needed only the brass bedstead D.    he had too much furniture
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9 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
' ... now I was by myself it was too large'. The word it here refers to
A.  the dining room table B.    the dining room
C.  the bedroom D.    the flat
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10 . In Question, you have two brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet.

After lunch. I felt at a loose end and roamed about the little flat. It suited us well enough when mother was with me, but now I was by myself it was too large and I'd moved the dining room table into my bedroom. That was now the only room I used ; it had all the furniture I needed; a brass bedstead, a dressing table, some cane chairs whose seats had more or less caved in, a wardrobe with a tarnished mirror. The rest of the flat was never used, so I didn't trouble to look after it.
From the passage we learn that the writer was
A.  scared of living alone in the flat B.    dissatisfied with the flat
C.  satisfied with the space in his bedroom D.    an eccentric person
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