Part I: Vocabulary and Grammar

1. There is a _________ amount of rain which cause flood around the city.
2. Many adolescents cannot _________ facts from fictions; therefore, they imitate actions from movies.
3. Wars and conflicts in the Middle East has _________ a great number of people from their homeland.
4. Strong earthquakes_________ severe tsunami in Japan.
5. The researcher_________ the research results by requestings experts to review them.
6. Many people suffer from famine and poverty during the dictatorship’s_________.
7. Traffic problems in Bangkok have never been_________.
8. The _________allocations of resources led to conflicts and fighting.
9. Deaths of African-Americans in police custody_________ riots in many cities.
10. Honesty is the_________ element of good administration; otherwise, there will be a lot of corruptions.
11. Thai football players have_________ to compete with other nations as evident in the AFC Champions League.
12. The police are trying to investigate the_________ that led a man to kills his wife.
13. The school director _________the researcher permission to conduct research in the school.
14. Many students have more _________ to play computer games than to read.
15. Tax is _________. Everyone must pay tax.
16. Every year, tThe Thai government _________ a huge amount of money onin education.
17. If the officers involved _________ better, the Thailand would have been ranked higher.
18. However, there is a _________ for making Thai education better and much improved.
19. With only _________ education, Thailand remains a consumer society which is less competitive.
20. Therefore, Thai people should work together to create a knowledge _________.
21. Previous studies classified morphological variants of Hill Mynahs in Thailand _________ five groups.
22. At least 37 people _________in rioting across Bangladesh after the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party was sentenced to death on decades-old allegations of war crimes.
23. Peruvian authorities have _________ two missing American tourists, the South American country’s state news agency reported on Thursday.
24. The subjects of this study _________students from primary schools in Chon Buri province who took the Basic English class in 2012.
25. Yesterday, if students _________thoroughly, they _________ high scores from the exam.
26. The adviser recommended that she _________ the literature review meticulously before beginning the experiment.
27. The new teaching method could slightly _________ students reading comprehension.
28. The famous professor _________books are about the law of gravity will give a lecture at Burapha University next month.
29. Bangsaen is near Bangkok and has pleasant atmosphere; _________, many tourists come to have a good time by enjoying the view, environment, and food.
30. There is no evidence of the data...
Passage One

ASEAN Economic Community

        The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) shall be the goal of regional economic integration by 2015. AEC envisages the following key characteristics: (a) a single market and production base, (b) a highly competitive economic region, (c) a region of equitable economic development, and (d) a region fully integrated into the global economy.

        The AEC areas of cooperation include human resources development and capacity building; recognition of professional qualifications; closer consultation on macroeconomic and financial policies; trade financing measures; enhanced infrastructure and communications connectivity; development of electronic transactions through e-ASEAN; integrating industries across the region to promote regional sourcing; and enhancing private sector involvement for the building of the AEC. In short, the AEC will transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint

        The ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Economic Blueprint at the 13th ASEAN Summit on 20 November 2007 in Singapore to serve as a coherent master plan guiding the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.

31. Which of the following would not be a part of the AEC strategy?
32. Why would the AEC be concerned to promote increased activity with economies Outside ASEAN?
33. Which of the following Ministries would probably not be interested in the AEC framework?
34. Which policy decision is not a concrete step towards the realization of the AEC?
35. Why does the passage specifically mention Singapore?
36. What is the ultimate goal of the AEC?
37. What does the word “summit" in the last paragraph most probably mean?
38. The “development of electronic transactions” in the passage refers to...
39. What is true about the AEC?
Passage Two

Topics in Oceanography

        Like geography, oceanography is multi-disciplinary and incorporates a number of different sub¬categories or topics. Biological oceanography is one of these, and it studies the different species, their living patterns and interactions within the sea. For example, different ecosystems and their characteristics such as coral reefs versus kelp forests can be studied within this topic area.

        Chemical oceanography studies the different chemical elements present in seawater and how they interact with the Earth’s atmosphere. For example, nearly every element in the periodic table is found in the ocean. This is important because the world’s oceans serve as a reservoir for elements like carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus- each of which can impact the Earth’s atmosphere.

        Ocean/atmosphere interactions is another topic area in oceanography that studies the links between climate changes, global warming and concerns for the biosphere as a result. Mainly, the atmosphere and oceans are linked because of evaporation and precipitation. In addition, weather patterns like wind drive ocean currents and move around different species and pollution.

        Finally, geological oceanography studies the geology of the seafloor (such as ridges and trenches) and plate tectonics, while physical oceanography studies the ocean’s physical characteristics which include the temperature-salinity structure, mixing levels, waves, tides and currents.

40. How are oceanography and geography similar according to the passage?
41. Which of the followings is not a sub-discipline of oceanography?
42. What can be inferred about kelp forests from the passage?
43. Which of the followings is an oceanic ecosystem?
44. Evaporation and precipitation...
45. What is the difference between geological and physical oceanography?
46. From the information given in the passage, what is the best definition of oceanography?
47. What is not implied in the passage?
Passage Three

A baseball/softball game is played by two teams who alternate between offense and defense. There are nine players on each side. The goal is to score more runs than the opponent, which is achieved by one circuit of four bases that are placed on the diamond.

The Equipment

         The defense wears baseball/softball gloves, a leather contraption that fits on the hand, to catch the ball. A baseball is a white ball roughly three inches in diameter with red stitching. A softball is roughly twice as big, sometimes yellow (but no softer).

        The offense uses a bat, which is made of wood in the professional ranks, and likely made of aluminum or a metal composite at amateur levels. Almost all softball bats are aluminum or metal. The Field

         The part of the field closest to the bases is called the infield, and the grassy farther reaches is called the outfield. The bases are 90 feet apart on the diamond, closer in children’s leagues and softball, other fields are variable, and the outfield fences or the amount of “foul territory” - the amount of ground that borders the field between the long white lines that connect first base to home plate and third base to home plate - varies from field to field. Defense: The Positions

         There’s a pitcher in the middle of the mound who initiates the action by throwing the ball toward home plate. The catcher catches the ball if it’s not hit. The infielders are the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop (between second and third base) and the third baseman. There are three outfielders: The left fielder, center fielder and right fielder. The Game

        There are nine innings in professional baseball games (sometimes fewer in lower levels), and each inning is divided in half to the top of the inning (when the visiting team hits and the home team plays defense) and the bottom of the inning (when the home team hits and the visiting team plays defense). Each team gets three outs in each half of the innings.

48. How many players are on the field at one time in a game of baseball?
49. How is one run scored in baseball?
50. Which of the followings is not considered to be equipment in baseball?
51. What is the difference between the infield and outfield?
52. What does a baseball pitcher do?
53. Which of the followings is not an infielder?
54. What most probably happens if a team gets more than three outs in its innings?
55. What cannot be inferred about baseball from the passage?
56. What would be the best title for this passage?
57. Which of the following diagrams illustrates a baseball field?
Passage Four

        The vast majority of Hindus engage in religious rituals ๐n a daily basis. Most Hindus observe religious rituals at home, but observations of rituals greatly vary among regions, villages, and individuals. Devout Hindus perform daily chores such as worshiping at dawn after bathing (usually at a family shrine, and typically includes lighting a lamp and offering foodstuffs before the images of deities), recitation from religious scripts, singing devotional hymns, meditation, chanting mantras, reciting scriptures etc. A notable feature in religious ritual is the division between purity and pollution. Religious acts presuppose some degree of impurity or defilement for the practitioner, which must be overcome or neutralised before or during ritual procedures. Purification, usually with water, is thus a typical feature of most religious action. Other characteristics include a belief in the efficacy of sacrifice and concept of merit, gained through the performance of charity or good works, that will accumulate over time and reduce sufferings in the next world. Vedic rites of fire-oblation (yajna) are now only occasional practices, although they are highly revered in theory. In Hindu wedding and burial ceremonies, however, the yajna and chanting of Vedic mantras are still the norm.

        Occasions like birth, marriage, and death involve what are often elaborate sets of religious customs. In Hinduism, life-cycle rituals include Annaproshan (a baby’s first intake of solid food), Uponayanam (“sacred thread ceremony” undergone by upper-caste children at their initiation into formal education) and Sraddha (ritual of treating people to a meal in return for prayers to ‘God’ to give peace to the soul of the deceased). For most people in India, the betrothal of the young couple and the exact date and time of the wedding are matters decided by the parents in consultation with astrologers. On death, cremation is considered obligatory for all except sanyasis, hijra. and children under five. Cremation is typically performed by wrapping the corpse in cloth and burning it on a pyre.

58. What is the topic of the passage?
59. Which of the followings is not something a devout Hindu practitioner might do regularly?
60. What is considered to make a Hindu pure as part of their rituals?
61. In Hinduism, what causes merit?
62. What is the result of accumulating merit?
63. How has the fire-oblation ceremony changed over time?
64. Which of the following is an action of worship in a ritual?
Passage Five

        Educational management is both a field of academic study and a collective group of professionals that includes principals, teachers and other education professionals. The field is sometimes also known as educational administration. The principles of educational management may also be used outside of academic environments, by governmental agencies, think tanks and private corporations.

        Educational management can refer to either a field of study or to the professionals who work in that field. It is commonly associated with elementary and secondary schools as well as institutes of higher learning like colleges and universities. Educational management professionals can also be found working in governmental agencies, private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Those working in educational management might act as policy-makers, researchers or consultants to help evaluate and develop ways to enrich and enhance the educational system at all levels. Most educational management professionals have earned at least a master's degree and many are licensed teachers or principals.

65. What is the purpose of the passage?
66. Which of the followings is an example of an institute of higher learning?
67. Which of the following is not a place where a graduate of educational management might work?
68. Which job position would be most appropriate for an educational manager?
69. What is true about education management professionals?
70. Which sentence means the same as educational management is both a field of academic study and a collective group of professionals?
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