Choose the correct answer.
This text is for questions no. 1 – no. 4.
Speech production is made possible by the specialized movements of our vocal organs
that generate speech sounds waves.
Like all sounds production speech productions requires a source of energy. The source of energy
for speech production is the steady stream of air that comes from the lungs as we exhale. When we
breathe normally, the air stream is inaudible. To become audible, the air stream must vibrate rapidly. The
vocal cords cause the air stream to vibrate.
As we talk, the vocal cords open and close rapidly, chopping up the steady air stream into a series
of puffs. These puffs are heard as a buzz. But this buzz is still not speech.
To produce speech sounds, the vocal tract must change shape. During speech we continually alter
the shape of the vocal tract by moving the tongue and lips, etc. These movements change the acoustic
properties of the vocal tract, which is turn produce the different sounds of speech.
1. The topic of the passage is about………..
(B) vocal cords
(C) sounds waves
(D) are stream
(E) speech production
2. ……….that comes from the lungs as we
Exhale (paragraph 2). The word ‘exhale’ means…….
(A) breath (D) move
(B) send (E) talk
3. What does speech production need ?
(B) Sound waves
(C) The steady stream of air
(D) The vocal tract
(E) The vocal cords
4. Which of the following statements is TRUE according
the text ?
(A) The air stream is inaudible if we don’t breathe normally
(B) When we talk, the vocal cords open and close slowly
(C) The vocal tract must charge shape to make speech sounds
(D) The air stream must vibrate rapidly to make the stream in audible
(E) The vocal tract cause the air stream to vibrate normally
This text is for questions no. 5 – no.8.
There are many reasons for both sides of the questions , “should we have printed
Many people have strong views and feel that ads are nothing more than useless junk mail, while
other people feel they are an important source of information.
Here some reasons why we should have advertisements in newspapers and magazines. One
reason is ads give us information about what is new in the market. This is an easy way of shopping.
Another reason is that advertisements promote business. When shop owners compete against each
other the buyer saves money, mayor people come to their shops and they sell more goods.
On the other hand, some people argue ads should not be put in newspapers and magazines for
these various reasons. Firstly, ads cost the shopkeepers a lot of money to print into paper. Also come
people don’t like finding junk mail in their latter boxes. People may also find the ads not very interesting .
And also influence people to buy items they don’t need and can’t really afford. Ads use up a lot space and
a lot of efforts has to be made to make the ads eye-catching. Ads also take up a lot of room in the papers
and I don’t think I find some of them interesting.
In summary, although ads provide people with information, they cost a lot of money to print.
Therefore I think, we should not have printed advertisement.
5. The text discusses……….
(A) the benefits of advertisements
(B) advertisements in general
(C) the advantages and disadvantages of printed newspapers
(D) the disadvantages of having advertisements
(E) the competition of advertisements in newspaper
6. The third paragraph is mainly about………..
(A) the information given by advertisements
(B) the benefits of advertisements
(C) the people who need advertisement
(D) the bad of having advertisement on newspaper
(E) the ways to use advertisement
7. What is the functions of advertisements for a product company ?
(A) it makes the product
(B) it gives us information about the company
(C) it promotes business, especially the product sale
(D) it finds the new product for the company
(E) it gives inspiration for making the other product
8. According to the text, the following is NOT the reason why we should not have printed
(A) it needs a lot money to print ads
(B) it is an easy way to help shopping
(C) it takes up a lot of space in the paper
(D) some people don’t like finding junk mail in their letter boxes.
(E) It influences people to buy things they don’t need