English Test ภาค EP 30 ข้อ

1. You want to cheer your friend up who is going to perform on stage to a large audience, so you say, “__________.”
2. You want to thank your friend who did you a special favor, so you say to your friend, “__________.”
3. You have spent all of your money, so you say to your friend, “__________.”
Alan: Hi Joe, you look a bit off color. What’s the matter?
Joe: _____4_____. I’ve been coughing and having a headache since this morning.
Alan: Did you take some medicine?
Joe: I did, but _____5_____.
Alan: You should see a doctor.

Part 2: Vocabulary (Items 6-10)
Directions: Choose the alternative that best suits the blank(s) provided.

6. In 1952, Sanders franchised his recipe to his friend Pete Harman of South Salt Lake, Utah, the __________ of one of the city’s largest restaurants.
7. A __________ eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the view of the Sun from a small part of the Earth, totally or partially.
8. Until the early 19th century, sushi slowly changed and the Japanese __________ changed as well. The Japanese started eating three meals a day, rice was boiled instead of __________, and of large importance was the development of rice vinegar.
9. Numbers commonly known as “Arabic numerals” in Europe and the Americas were __________ to Europe in the 10th century by Arabic speakers of Spain and North Africa, who were then using the __________ from Libya to Morocco.
10. Saturn has a prominent ring system, which is composed mainly of __________ particles, with a smaller amount of rock and __________. At least 146 moons are known to __________ the planet, of which 63 are officially named; this does not include the hundreds of moonlets in its rings.
Part 3: Structure (Items 11-15)
Directions: Choose the best alternative that conforms to standard English.

11. Porcupines are large rodents __________ sharp spines, or quills, protect them against predation.
12. The word “cancer” comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “tumor.” Greek physicians noted the __________ of crabs to some tumors with swollen veins.
13. Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who is best known __________ developing the theory of relativity and who also made important contributions __________ quantum mechanics.
14. Although the Eiffel Tower __________ initially __________ by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, it has since become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most famous structures in the world.
15. The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The __________ and __________ shade of red, called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality.
Part 4: Error Identification (Items 16-20)
Directions: Choose the alternative that is grammatically incorrect.

16. A lichen is an organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria live among filaments of multiple fungi species in a mutual relationship.
17. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, operate by the White Star Line, that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after it struck an iceberg during her voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, United States.
18. Due to their broad spectrum of properties, both synthetic and nature polymers play essential and ubiquitous roles in everyday life.
19. In 1840, Royal Navy officer William Hobson and several Māori chiefs the Treaty of Waitangi, which transformedtransformed New Zealand into a colony of the British Empire and grant all Māori the status of British subjects.
20. In European cultures some forms of jewelry have persisted since ancient time, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common.
Part 5: Reading (Items 21-30)
Passage 1 (Cloze)
Items 21-25
Directions: Choose the best alternative for each blank.

Everyone’s Dream

Paula stood in the huge crowd, amazed at how calm and polite everyone was being. For days, she had heard everyone talk about their worries of violence and fights breaking out among the crowds that were determined to march on Washington, but now that Paula was among those waiting to hear Dr. King speak, she saw no hint that things might turn violent. In fact, the entire March on Washington had been _____21_____, just as Dr. King would want it to be.

The crackling noise of the speaker brought Paula’s attention back to the podium. She was close enough that she could see Dr. King as he walked up to the microphone. He had such a presence about him that the entire crowd immediately fell silent. His words rang out through the crowd loud and clear. She watched, _____22_____ , as he seemed to push his speech away and begin talking as though straight from his heart. King’s voice carried over the crowd as he spoke of his dream for all the people of America. The crowd could not look away as his words echoed so _____23_____ their own thoughts and hopes. He had said in his speech what everyone in the crowd believed and wanted.

When the day finally ended and Paula was back at her hotel room, she could not go to sleep because she was so excited about the possibilities of what might be next in America’s future. Could those of different races ever live in peace and _____24_____? She knew she was only one person, and she wasn’t sure how much of a difference she could make, but when she thought about all those people who marched today, she knew that together they could be _____25_____. Paula couldn’t wait for tomorrow to arrive.

Passage 2 (Reading)
Items 26-30
Directions: Choose the best alternative for each question.

The Lucky Break

The ballgame was tied, and time was running out. Mark Thomas knew he would have to do something fast if the Ravens were going to beat their rivals, the Knights. He knew the coach was counting on him as quarterback to lead the team to victory. He only hoped he could make the right decision.

The crowds on both sides of the football field were all standing on their feet. With only one minute left, there was very little time for mistakes. The Ravens had the ball on their own ten-yard line, but they were also facing a fourth down. Normally, they would have brought in their kicker and scored the three points given from a field goal to take the lead. But last week’s game had badly injured their field-goal kicker, and the coach couldn’t be certain he was ready yet to kick the winning points. Instead, he was counting on Mark to throw the touchdown pass that would win the game and send the Ravens on to the playoffs.

Mark knew which play he was going to call. The team made a quick huddle and then broke up and walked to the line. Mark could see the defense adjusting to line up against their offense. As the play began, Mark could see it all happening in slow motion. The player he had planned to throw the ball to was being blocked by one of the Knights’ defensive players. He glanced to his left and saw no help there. He swallowed the panic he was feeling and searched the field, looking for the answer in the play that was unfolding.

Then he saw it: a whole setup for him to run through. He abandoned the plan to throw for the winning touchdown and, instead, tucked the ball securely against him as he ran through the opening and crossed the line for the winning touchdown. The crowd went wild as the team scored and the clock ticked down until all the time was gone. The Ravens had won!

As everyone cheered Mark, he knew the moment he could talk, he would make sure everyone knew he had not won the game for the team. It took all the players to win. He had simply carried the ball for the entire team.

26. Which title would be a good alternative for this text?
27. What can you conclude about Mark after reading the story?
28. Which paragraph best explains Mark’s feelings about winning the game?
29. What is the main idea of this text?
30. What does the word “abandoned” mean as it is used in the following sentence: “He abandoned the plan to throw for the winning touchdown and, instead, tucked the ball securely against him as he ran through the opening and crossed the line for the winning touchdown.”
English Test ภาค EP 30 ข้อ
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