Question 68: Normal human beings.
A. learn to talk after learning to write. B. learn to write before learning to talk.
C. learn to write and to talk at the same time. D. learn to talk before learning to write.
Question 69: In order to show that learning to write requires effort, the author gives the example of
A. severely handicapped children. B. people who learn the rudiments of speech.
C. intelligent people who couldn‟t write. D. people who speak many languages.
Question 70: According to the author, one mark of any civilized society is that it.
A. keeps written records. B. affirms the primacy of speech over writing.
C. teaches its children to speak perfectly. D. affirms the primacy of writing over speech.
Question 71:The word “advantage” in the last paragraph most closely means.
A. skill B.rudiments C. domination D. benefit
Question 72: Which of the following is NOT true?
It is easy to acquire the writing skill.
Speech is essential but writing has important benefits.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 73 to 80
If parents bring up a child with the sole aim of turning the child into a genius, they will cause a disaster. According to several leading educational psychologists, this is one of the biggest mistakes which ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too aware of what his parents expect, and will fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children
However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are ambitious in a sensible way, the child may succeed in doing very well – especially if the parents are very supportive of their child.
Michael Collins is very lucky. He is crazy about music, and his parents help him a lot by taking him to concerts and arranging private piano and violin lessons for him. They even drive him 50 kilometers twice a week for violin lessons. Michael‟s mother knows very little about music, but his father plays the trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music competitions if he is unwilling.
Winston Smith, Michael‟s friend, however, is not so lucky. Both his parents are successful musicians, and they set too high a standard for Winston. They want their son to be as successful as they are and so they enter him for every piano competition held. They are very unhappy when he does not win. Winston is always afraid that he will disappoint his parents and now he always seems
quiet and unhappy.