TAILIEUCHUNG - ENGLISH TEST 45 Minutes—75 questions

Directions: In the following five passages, certain words and phrases have been underlined and numbered. You will find alternatives for each underlined portion in the right-hand column. Select the one that best expresses the idea, that makes the statement acceptable in standard written English, or that is phrased most consistently with the style and tone of the entire passage. If you feel that the original version is best, select “NO CHANGE.” You will also find questions asking about a section of the passage or about the entire passage | 1 1 ENGLISH TEST 45 Minutes 75 questions Directions In the following five passages certain words and phrases have been underlined and numbered. You will find alternatives for each underlined portion in the right-hand column. Select the one that best expresses the idea that makes the statement acceptable in standard written English or that is phrased most consistently with the style and tone of the entire passage. If you feel that the original version is best select NO CHANGE. You will also find questions asking about a section of the passage or about the entire passage. For these questions decide which choice gives the most appropriate response to the given question. For each question in the test select the best choice and fill in the corresponding space on the answer sheet. You may wish to read each passage through before you begin to answer the questions associated with it. Most answers cannot be determined without reading several sentences around the phrases in question. Make sure to read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative. Passage I 1. Many people enjoy the hobby of aquarium keeping. It has several advantages. As pets they are very 1 quiet not worrying too much about pats on the head or 1 4 00 am walks. Yet even many avid aquarists are unaware 1 of the fact that their hobby has a fascinating history. Fish keeping actually has ancient origins who 2 2. beginning with the Sumerians over 4 500 years ago. They 2 kept fishes in artificial ponds. The ancient Assyrians and Egyptians also kept fish. In addition to keeping and having 3 fish as pets the Chinese used them for practical purposes 3 raising carp for food as early as 100 . They were probably the first people to breeds fish with any degree of 4 success. Their selective breeding of ornamental goldfish was . introduced in Japan where the breeding of ornamental carp was perfected. The ancient Romans kept fish for food and 5 entertainment. They were the first known seawater aquarists .

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