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The UK has a well-respected higher education system and some of the top universities and research institutions in the world. But to those who are new to it all, it can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing.

October is usually the busiest month in the academic calendar. Universities have something called Freshers' Week for their newcomers. It's a great opportunity to make new friends, join lots of clubs and settle into university life.

However, having just left the comfort of home and all your friends behind, the prospect of meeting lots of strangers in big halls can be nerve-wracking. Where do you start? Who should you make friends with? Which clubs should you join?

Luckily, there will be thousands of others in the same boat as you worrying about starting their university social life on the right foot. So just take it all in slowly. Don't rush into anything that you'll regret for the next three years.




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1.      D room services

2.      D air tickets, local transport and all meals

3.      A The traveller is reluctant to buy travel insurance

4.      C Mark doesn’t know the exact number of the delegates yet

5.      A the arrival time of the guest speakers

6.      B two

7.      D an airline company

8.      C her laptop

9.      C in her client’s office

10.  D the check book inside bore her name

11.  D the Arts ans Science program

12.  B Thirty thousand dollars

13.  A federal loans

14.  D Australia

15.  D take children to watch sports events

16.  B spend more time with chidren

17.  C Australia

18.  B infected children and women

19.  D it has worked in five countries till now

20.  A the importance of government support

21.  C a 23-year-old woman

22.  B two months later

23.  A all parties have agreed upon it

24.  D the end of 2011

25.  C the prison authorities

26.  A to be imprisoned and fined

27.  B public use of the beach

28.  A The airport was shut down for Friday

29.  C 21

30.  A The rescue operation involved many people







31 B in other words

32 A sounds

33 C so that

34 D upon

35 B combined

36 A written down.

37 D or

38 B associations

39 A filled

40 D and

41 B recall

42 C read and learn

43 B increases.

44 D powerfully

45 A charming

46 C literary

47 B words.

48 D by

49 A move

50 C make




How men first learned to invent words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a mystery. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thoughts and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to represent those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken, or written in letters we call words.

The power of words, then, lies in their associations — the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something to us increases.

Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to our minds and feelings. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can convey his meaning in words which sing like music, and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them accurately, or they will make our speech silly and rude.


51. D  Her Eyes were red from excessive reading

52. A  must have gone

53. D  strong enough

54. C  what

55. B  as

56. C  Each they have bought the same book.

57. B  does he

58. D  and

59. C  he

60. A  hand in

61. D  the subject

62. C  Many his friends came to the party.

63. A  The directors appointed John manager.

64. D  yet

65. B  not being tall

66. B  conflict

67. A about

68. C  particpants

69. B  bitter

70. D  decisive

71. A  lately

72. C  stagnant

73. B restrain

74. D  touches

75. A  indulgence

76. C  accordingly

77. B  very near

78. D  make out

79. A  generous

80. C  scrambled




81. B more than one aspect

82. A it gives the scientist confidence and pleasure in work

83. A easily believe in unchecked statements

84. C scientists’s way of thinking and acting

85. B objective

86. A Latin Amercia has long received attention

87. D on a plain

88. C clearer

89. B the emergence of the internet

90. D optimistic

91. B trivial

92. D in the same paragraph

93. D generosity

94. C remember others’ words

95. C forgetting details of memorable events

96. D family members and guests

97. C men and women in near Eastern societies

98. A the type of food

99. D social status

100. D culture and manners of eating





What is the nature of the scientific attitude, the attitude of the man or woman who studies and applies physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, medical or any other science?

We all know that science plays an important role in the societies in which we live. Many people believe, however, that our progress depends on two different aspects of science. The first of these is the application of the machines and products that scientists and technologists develop. New drugs, faster and safer means of transport, new systems of applied knowledge are some examples of this aspect of science.
The second aspect is the application of the special methods of thought and action that scientists use in their work.

What are these special methods of thinking and acting? First of all, it seems that a successful scientist is full of curiosity — he wants to find out how and why the universe works. He usually directs his attention towards problems which he notices have no satisfactory explanation, and his curiosity makes him look for underlying relationships even if the data available seem to be unconnected. Moreover, he thinks he can improve the existing conditions, whether of pure or applied knowledge, and enjoys trying to solve the problems which this involves.

He is a good observer, accurate, patient and objective and applies persistent and logical thought to the observations he makes. He utilizes the facts he observes to the full extent. For example, trained observers obtain a very large amount of information about a star mainly from the accurate analysis of the simple lines that appear in a spectrum.

He is skeptical — he does not accept statements which are not based on the most complete evidence available — and therefore rejects authority as the sole basis for truth.

Furthermore, he is not only critical of the work of others, but also of his own. Since he knows that man is the least reliable of scientific instruments and that a number of factors tend to disturb objective investigation.

Lastly, he is highly imaginative since he often has to look for relationships in data, which are not only complex but also frequently incomplete. Furthermore, he needs imagination if he wants to make hypotheses of how processes work and how events take place.

These seem to be some of the ways in which a successful scientist or technologist thinks and acts.