What is the writers main purpose for writing the article?

A To talk about his travels to Asia.

B To explain how he got a college diploma.

C To explain how he got into the food trade.

D To advertise the services of his carpenter friend.

What was Freds goal?

A To work independently.

BTo learn more about preparing food.

C To have a good employer.

D To own a restaurant and make money.

What does the reader learn about Fred from the article?

A He would like to own a street stall.

B He wants to travel again.

C He prefers to work night shift.

DHe is proud of his business.

How did he put his business ideas into practice?

A With money loaned by his friends.

B Through purchasing and renovating a van.

C By enrolling in a cooking course.

D By re-designing his kitchen.



II. Writing

Fill in the blanks with a, an, the.

1.My brother is studying at ..... University of London. He hopes to pass all ..... necessary examinations and become ..... economist.

2.There was ..... increase in ..... price of petrol recently. One of ..... consequences of ..... increase was ..... higher cost of maintaining ..... car.

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3...... great many people have applied for ..... stalls set up along that street but licenses have been issued to only ..... few.

4.He is ..... officer at ..... Ministry of Education and his brother is ..... lecturer in one of ..... Universities here.

5.There was ..... storm this afternoon, so I took shelter at ..... bus stop near ..... school.

6.Members of ..... Historical Society have organized ..... trip to Sunshine Island. Those who wish to go on ..... trip have to pay ..... advance of twenty dollars.

Imagine you are watching the sports competition. Write a postcard (5060 words) to your friend. Include:

information about the competition;

what the weather is like;

how you feel.


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I. Reading

Read the text given below. For questions (14), choose the best answer (A, B, C or D).


By R.N. Ballantyne

Well, we must hurry and rejoin Peterkin, said Jack. Its getting late. And, without further remark, we threaded our way quickly through the woods towards the shore. When we reached it, we found wood laid out, the fire lighted and beginning to burn, but Peterkin was nowhere to be found. We thought this rather strange, but Jack suggested that he might have gone to fetch water. He gave a shout to let him know that we had arrived, and sat down upon a rock, while I threw off my jacket and seized the axe, intending to split up one or two pieces of wood. I had hardly moved from the spot when, in the distance, we heard a loud shout. Hurrah! shouted Peterkin. We turned quickly towards where the sound had come from and soon saw Peterkin walking along the beach towards us with a little rabbit.

Well done, my boy! exclaimed Jack, slapping him on the shoulder when he came up, youre the best shot amongst us. Look here, Jack! cried Peterkin. Do you recognise that hole? And are you familiar with this arrow, eh? Well, I say! said Jack. Yes, you always do, interrupted Peterkin; but, please, be quiet for a while, and lets have supper, for Im terribly hungry, I can tell you. We now set about preparing supper; and, truly, a good variety of food we had, when it was all laid out on a flat rock in the light of the blazing fire.

There was, first of all, the rabbit; then there was the taro-root, and the yam, and the potato, and six plums. To these Peterkin added a bit of sugar-cane, which he had cut from a little patch of it that he had found; and, said he, the patch was somewhat in a square form, which convinces me it must have been planted by man. Very likely, replied Jack. From all we have seen, Im beginning to think that some of the savages must have lived here long ago. While the food was cooking, we scraped a hole in the sand and ashes under the fire, into which we put our vegetables, and covered them up.

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The taro-root was of an oval shape, about ten inches long. It was of a grey colour, and had a thick rind. We found it somewhat like an Irish potato, and really very good. The yam was roundish, and had a rough brown skin. It was very sweet and tasty. The potato, we were surprised to find, was delicious, as were the plums; and, indeed, the meat too, when we came to taste them. Altogether this was decidedly the most luxurious supper we had enjoyed for many a day; and Jack said it was out-of-sight better than we ever got on board ship. Peterkin said he feared that if we should remain long on the island he would surely become either a glutton or a gourmet: whereas Jack remarked that he need not fear that, for he was Both already! And so, having eaten our fill, not forgetting to finish off with a plum, we laid ourselves comfortably down to sleep upon a couch of branches under the overhanging ledge of a coral rock.

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