ข้อสอบภาษาอังกฤษสำหรับสอบเข้า ม.4 ภาค EP

Part 1: Vocabulary (Items 1-7)
Instructions: Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. Information about Abigail and John Adams is so __________ because of the wealth of letters the couple exchanged during John’s frequent absences.
2. In her movie Chocolat, filmmaker Claire Denis shuns __________ and attempts instead to depict events as realistically as possible.
3. Although many companies __________ the idea of using solar power, the start-up costs are often too high to __________ the conversion from other technologies.
4. Many linguists believe that the human ability to learn language is __________, an essential part of our nature.
5. Thriving hub though it was, medieval Fustat probably presented a __________ kind of appearance; excavations there have revealed dwellings similar to unremarkable structures elsewhere in rural Egypt.
6. Although it is often difficult to __________ someone as charming as Hank, his colleagues can no longer overlook his __________.
7. The scrapbooks compiled by artist and historian William Dorsey are so __________ that they constitute __________ view of Philadelphia’s African American community between 1873 and 1903.
Part 2: Sentence Completion (Items 8-15)
Instructions: Complete these sentences by choosing the best alternative.

8. _______________ from the hotel balcony several floors above the street, the noise from the parade was jarringly loud.
9. The distinctive appearance of Dover’s white chalk cliffs _______________ a popular tourist destination.
10. With its meticulous re-creation of historical detail, Mad Men, a television series about an advertising agency in the _______________ audiences when it premiered in 2007.
11. In a typical restaurant kitchen, the chef ranks above the sous-chef, _______________ the line cooks, _______________.
12. Many people _______________ that greyhounds require more exercise than most dogs.
13. Once near extinction in the continental United States, _______________.
14. Contrary to popular myth, _______________ higher levels of satisfaction during work hours than during leisure time.
15. When the two long-standing rivals finally met, _______________.
Part 3: Error Detection (Items 16-20)
Instructions: Choose the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence grammatically correct.

16. Though both boys (A) had seen countless magic acts and knew a few tricks (B) themselves, (C) but neither David (D) nor Andrew could figure out (E) how the illusionist made objects disappear.
17. (A) When visiting Naples, Italy, (B) you can (C) experience the beautiful Bay of Naples, (D) visit numerous monuments, castles, and churches, and (E) you can see famous Mount Vesuvius.
18. In the 1950s (A) and 1960s, Dorothy Chandler, an (B) influential supporter of the arts, (C) helped revitalize downtown Los Angeles (D) with raising millions of dollars (E) to build a music center.
19. (A) Raising above the sound of (B) traditional band instruments, the (C) unexpected tapping of pencils on music stands (D) punctuated the new musical composition we (E) heard last night.
20. A college that allows students (A) to graduate (B) when not having obtained an education (C) has not fulfilled (D) its obligation (E) to those students.
Part 4: Reading Comprehension (Items 21-30)
Instructions: Choose the best alternative for each of these questions.

Questions 21-22 are based on the following passage.

        Because of the rooted Spanish aristocratic prejudice against commerce and manual labor, the work of painters in the colonies of New Spain was not highly valued in the 1600s. Painting was considered an artisan activity, more physical than intellectual, much like that of tailors or blacksmiths. The persistence of guilds (trade associations), also inherited from Spain and maintaining their vitality overseas, contributed decisively to keeping such feudal beliefs about painting in force. However, the guilds and the workshop system they fostered also set the stage for the development of distinctive works of art determined by local rather than European conditions and specific to the various communities of the Hispanic American world.

21. The primary purpose of the passage is to _______________.
22. The passage suggests that in New Spain in the 1600s, the work of a painter was generally regarded as most similar to that of a _______________.
Questions 23-24 are based on the following passage.

        He didn’t think this had happened before. He had certainly woken up and not known where he was. Or what day it was. But his name ... had he ever forgotten his name? John? Janos? No, but something like that. It was there, somewhere in the background, not only his name but everything. ... Life and lifestyle and extenuating circumstances. Lying there waiting for him. Behind a thin membrane that would have to be pierced, something that had not woken up yet. But he was not really worried. He would know soon enough.

23. Which of the following is the character thinking about in “It was ... yet”?
24. The character’s attitude in the passage changes from _______________.
Questions 25-30 are based on the following passage.

        The West is a region of extraordinary variety within its abiding unity, and of an iron immutability beneath its surface of change. The most splendid part of the American habitat, it is also the most fragile.

        Popular culture in the United States has misinterpreted and mistreated the West because the Anglo-Americans who came to the West from earlier frontiers, where conditions were not unlike those of northern Europe, found it different, daunting, exhilarating, dangerous, and unpredictable; they entered it carrying habits that were often inappropriate and expectations that were surely excessive.

        The dreams they brought to it were recognizable American dreams: a new chance, a little gray home in the West, adventure, danger, bonanza, total freedom from constraint and law and obligation. Those dreams had often paid off in parts of America settled earlier, and they paid off for some in the West. But for the majority, no because the West has had a way of warping well-carpentered habits, and raising the grain on exposed dreams.

        I have lived in the West, many parts of it, for the best part of seventy-seven years. I have found stories and novels in it, have studied its history and written some of it, have tried to know its landscapes and understand its people, have loved and lamented it, and sometimes rejected its most “western” opinions and prejudices, and pretty consistently despised its most powerful politicians and the general trend of their politics. I have been a lover but not much of a booster.

        If there is such a thing as being conditioned by climate and geography, and I think there is, it is the West that has conditioned me. It has the forms and lights and colors that I respond to in nature and in art. If there is a western speech within the English language, I speak it; if there is a single western character or personality, I am some variant of it; if there is a single western culture in the small-c, anthropological sense, I have not escaped it. I may have even contributed to it in minor ways, for culture is a pyramid to which each of us brings a stone.

        Therefore I ask your indulgence if I sometimes speak in terms of my personal experience, feelings and values, and put the anecdotal ahead of the statistical, and emphasize personal judgments and trial syntheses rather than the analysis that necessarily preceded them. In doing so, I shall be trying to define myself as well as the traits of my native region.

25. The first sentence of the passage (“The West … change”) suggests primarily that the western United States is a land of _______________.
26. In paragraph 2 (“Popular ... excessive”), the author’s attitude toward the views and actions of Anglo-Americans on the western frontier is one of _______________.
27. From the last sentence of paragraph 3 (“The West ... dreams”), the author uses figures of speech that usually describe wood in order to illustrate _______________.
28. From the last sentence of paragraph 4 (“I have been ... booster”), the author makes a distinction between _______________.
29. The word “variant” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to _______________.
30. In the final paragraph, the author shifts his focus primarily by _______________.
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