真题机经-口语Answer Short Questions
1A business doesn’t want to make a loss - what does it want to make?
2A dozen is a grouping of which number?
3A famous canal links the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean. Is it the Corinth or the Suez Canal?
The Suez Canal
4A lack of which kind of weather causes drought, dry weather or rainy weather？
5A list of events placed in time order is usually described as what?
A chronology / a timeline
6A manufacturing process releases noxious gases. What is the most important safety measure for workers at that plant? ensuring good ventilation, or appropriate footwear.
(Ensuring good) ventilation
7A planet or a galaxy that is very distant can be seen with what device?
8A specialist who repairs leaking water pipes is called a_?
9At what ceremony do students receive their degree or diploma at the end of their period of study?
10Computer, telephone and typewriter, which one is first invented?
11Despite all the advances in equality between the sexes, would more men or women play professional football?
12Do scapegoats escape or undertake the crime?
13Flow Chart- What is the name of xx’s older sister?
14From where can you have a full view of a building, the outside, inside or top?
15Historians use evidence to draw conclusions about the past, would a contemporary artist's painting of an ancient battle be an original source or a secondary source?
16How do butterflies fly?
17How do we call the people who work in companies?
Employee or officer
18How do you call the person who faces you?
19How do you call the pointing device that is connected to the computer?
20How do you describe the desert, humid or dry?
21How many alphabets are there in English?
22How many countries are involved in a mutual agreement?
23How many days are in a leap year?
24How many days in a week?
25How many months are in a year?
26How many people are there in a quartet?
27How many seasons are there in a year?
28How many sides are there in a bilateral agreement?
29How many times a year is a quarterly journal published?
30How many years are there in a century?
31How many years are there in a decade?
32How many years are there in a millennium?
A thousand years
33How many years does it take to finish undergraduate study?
Three or four years
34How would most people travel to work each day in big cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York?
By public transportation
35How would you call people who study ancient bones, rocks and plants?
36How would you describe an economy based largely on farming?
37If a button has come off a shirt, what would someone most likely use to put it back on?
Needle and thread.
38If a coat had a stain on it, where would you take it?
39If a figure is hexagonal, how many sides does it have?
40If a figure is pentagon, how many sides does it have?
41If a parent have a couple of children, how many children does he have?
42If a person is doing an experiment, what would he wear to protect his eyes?
Glasses / goggles
43If someone is feeling a little ill, they may say they are feeling under the what？
44If someone lives in an urban area, where do they live?
City / Town
45If something is not expensive, what do we say it is?
46If something such as fabric or medicine is artificially made, not natural, what do we say it is?
Artificial or Manmade or Synthetic
47If something such as fabric or medicine is artificially made, what do we say it is?
48If telescopes are used to locate distant objects, what instrument is employed to magnify minuscule objects?
49If there are 8 black balls and 1 white ball in a jar, and I randomly pick one, which color is mostly likely to be picked?
50If you are feeling fed up, is it a positive or a negative feeling?
A negative feeling
51If you are happy with the agreement, what would you like to put at the bottom of the contract with the date?
52If you don't feel like eating, what do we say you don't have?
53If you have a toothache, who would you go to?
54If you want to buy a ring, who do you approach, a jeweler or pharmacist?
55If you want to reference all pages in a book that discuss a certain topic, where to find it?
56In a recession, does economic activity increase or slow down?
57In addition to the A, E, I, O, what is the other vowel?
58In business and advertising, what does PR stand for?
59In mathematics and arithmetic, there are addition, multiplication, division. What is the other one?
60In medical terms, are antibodies harmful or beneficial for patients?
61In most universities, there are two ways of being assessed, one is orally, and the other is through?
62In the animal kingdom, is the purpose of camouflage to attract a mate, to find food or to hide?
63In the library, which books we are not allowed to bring them out with ourselves?
Closed reserve book
64In the picture, there are a cactus and a bottle of cola, which one has a smooth surface?
65In the picture, there are several beakers, which one is the biggest？
66In which century did the automobile become manufactured on a mass scale?
The 20th century
67In which direction does the sun come up?
68In which room of their home would someone usually wash their clothes?
69In which season would people be least likely to go snow skiing?
70In which subject would you learn gravity, physics or chemistry?
71Inhalation of which tobacco substance or activity is dangerous?
72Jane and Peter have three children, they are 4,13 and 15 years old, they only have one son who is the youngest child,how old is their middle child?
13 years old
73Name a city in the USA.New York or Washington or Boston
74Name a country located in North America.The U.S. or Canada or Mexico
75Name a country located in the Southern hemisphere.
Australia/ New Zealand etc.
76Name a month that falls between April and June.
77Name a month that falls between September and November.
78On what geographical location would someone be living if their country is surrounded by water on all side?
79Pedestrians travel by what?
80Picture (people holding a certificate) what is in the man's hand?
81Profit means gain or loss?
82Some calendars begin the week on Sunday, what is the other day which commonly starts a week?
83The instructions that tell you how to cook food?
84The large island just off the coast of mainland Europe is the home to which country?
The United Kingdom
85The opposite direction of southwest in a compass is?
86The people who protect the public from criminals are called?
87There are many buildings in a map, what does 'L' stand for?
88There are several customers and waiter pointing at the menu, what are they doing?
89There are three eggs, what is the location of the special egg?
On the right
90There are two main ways to pay for goods bought in a shop, one is by cash, and the other is by?
91There is a lecturer in the class,what is he doing?
Presentation or lecturing
92There is a picture, the start time is 14:15, duration time is 3, what is the duration time of the course?
93There is a table, which percentage is from 50 to 100?
94There is a timetable, which time does the math course start?
95This work is due for submission, one month from 15th June. On what date should it be submitted?
The 15th (of) July
96To cross over from one side of the river to another without using boat, what is usually required?
97To improve their health and fitness, most people either try to improve their diet or?
Do more physical exercise
98To which of our sense do all of the following words relate, opaque, vivid, brilliant, shiny?
99Tons kilograms and stones measure what property?
100Unions work for who, workers or managers?
101What appliance do people use to keep their food cool and preventing from spoiling?
102What are the people that plant food, raise crop are commonly known as?
103What are the things that hens lay?
104What are winter, spring, summer and autumn?
105What can be added to a drink to cool it down on a hot day?
106What can't you do after drinking?
107What century are we now?
108What color is the medal if you win the competition?
109What desk should you go to when you first arrive to stay at a hotel?
110What do dermatologist specialize in?
111What do ophthalmologist specialize in?
112What do ornithologists study, humans, birds or machines?
113What do people wear if they can't see very well?
Glasses or contact lenses or spectacles
114What do we call a book that contains lots of words with their meanings?
115What do we call a company or organization that gives money to a sports or arts event in exchange for advertising?
116What do we call a festival which is held every four years gathering people together as a sporting event?
The Olympic Games
117What do we call a period of 100 years?
118What do we call a period of ten years?
119What do we call a picture that a doctor takes to see inside your body?
120What do we call it when the moon completely blocks out the light from the Sun?
A solar eclipse
121What do we call it when we find the information in front of a book?
Table of contents
122What do we call the "Times New Roman" in word？
123What do we call the animals with white ivory and long trunk?
124What do we call the date that a piece of work must be finished by?、
Deadline / Due Date
125What do we call the first meal of the day?
126What do we call the large instrument with 88 keys covered by color white and black?
127What do we call the last game in a sporting competition, which decides the champion?
128What do we call the list of steps that tell you how to put something together?
129What do we call the meeting where an employer asks a potential employee questions about their work experience?
130What do we call the organs in our chest that we use to breathe?
131What do we call the person who can speak two languages?
132What do we call the piece of paper that proves you have bought an item?
133What do we call the place selling gold and silver?
Jewelry store or bullion market
134What do we call the study of living things?
Biology / Ecology
135What do we call the thread in the center of the candle?
136What do we call the time before noon?
137What do you call a person that can’t hear?
138What do you call a person who makes a living by serving people food?
139What do you call a person who write novels for a living?
140What do you call a piece of equipment we use to look at stars?
141What do you call a system of government in which people vote for the people who will represent them?
142What do you call an apartment that is below ground level, a basement apartment or a penthouse apartment?
A basement apartment
143What do you call the alphabetical list at the end of a textbook that tells you where to find specific information?
144What do you call the document that gives you details about your qualifications and work experience?
Resume / CV
145What do you call the middle of something?
146What do you call the number of people living in a specific area?
147What do you call the strap that circulates a person in a car or an airplane?Seat belt
148What do you call the very long essay that students have to write for a doctoral degree?
Thesis / Dissertation
149What do you need to see things which are far away?
150What does a king or queen wear on their head at official ceremonies?
151What does a sundial measure?
152What does ASAP mean?
As soon as possible
153What does the black square represents?
154What does the letter "C" represent for in brands?
155What does the main difference between a wristwatch and a clock relate to?
Their relative sizes
156What does the sun do during dawn?
157What does the sun do during dusk?
158What emergency service is usually called when someone is in trouble at sea, ambulance or coastguard?
159What feature do pianos and computers have in common?
160What instrument do you use when long-distance learning?
161What instrument would you use to examine very small objects or live forms?
162What is 3 quarters of 100%?
163What is a collective term for cows and bulls, especially on a farm?
164What is a painting of a person's head usually called?
165What is a part of the digestive system and is essential for churning food?
166What is a person that belongs to an organization called?
167What is a series of events that happen in your mind while you are sleeping?
168What is a standard set of letters that is used to write one or more languages based upon the general principle?
169What is a violent conflict between two or more countries?
170What is called our planets such as sun, earth and moon?
171What is hematology related to?
172What is inside the circle?
173What is it called when two or more people are speaking to each other?
174What is more fuel-efficient, car or truck?
175What is one half of 100%
176What is someone that can’t see called?
177What is the altitude related to, weight or height?
178What is the antonym of vertical?
179What is the chemical name of Gold? Mg, Au OR O2?
180What is the day that someone is born?
181What is the destructive program that spreads from computer to computer?
182What is the economic sector that deals with farming?
183What is the feature that guitars and violins have in common?
184What is the fluid that pumped from the organ related to cardiology?
185What is the general term for paintings of the countryside or natural views?
186What is the item of footwear intended to protect and comfort human foot?
187What is the job of someone that looks after your teeth and gums?
188What is the job title of someone who designs buildings?
189What is the joint between your shoulder and your forearm?
190What is the last thing to do when baking a cake?
Cook it in the oven
191What is the line between countries?
Boundary or border
192What is the meeting point of Sea and Sky called?
193What is the month between January and March?
194What is the most important document you have to show when you want to hire a car?
Driver’s license, or driving license
195What is the name for a huge natural body that orbits the sun?
196What is the name of ground military forces?
197What is the name of the field of study that studies the human mind and behavior?
198What is the name of the student who has not completed his course?
199What is the ocean on the west of American?
The Pacific Ocean
200What is the opposite direction of northwest?
201What is the opposite of east?
202What is the opposite of positive?
203What is the opposite of southeast?
204What is the opposite to “predecessor”?
205What is the opposite word of "stale"?
206What is the piece of paper with official information written on it called?
207What is the process of teaching and learning called?
208What is the quickest way to get to the 21st floor?
By elevator / lift
209What is the quickest way to travel from Hong Kong to Paris?
210What is the red liquid that flows through a body?
211What is the source of solar energy?
212What is the strings on shoes?
213What is the study of the stars and planets called?
214What is the subject of study at a culinary institute?
215What is the subject that involves geometry and algebra?
216What is the thing you touch when you play a guitar?
217What is the time after noon called?
218What is the time period before noon called?
219What is the title of a newspaper called?
220What is the verb form of the noun “abstention”
221What is the word for the place where a river starts?
222What is the word in geometry for a shape that has three sides?
223What is this instrument called?
224What is vaccine used for?
225What key mineral makes seawater different from fresh water?
226What kind of book is written by a person about their own life?
227What kind of crime has someone stealing items from a shop committed: shop fitting or shoplifting？
228What kind of dictionary provides synonyms, antonyms and related words?
229What kind of equipment is used to protect motorbike rider’s brain from injury?
230What kind of liquid do mammals feed their babies?
231What material is used for most of vehicles and craft?
232What object would you use to climb up to the roof of a house?
233What organ controls your speech, feelings, body movement and thoughts?
234What organ do cardiologists specialize in?
235What piece of equipment shows a person what direction they are traveling?
236What piece of equipment would you use to go diving in the sea, an aqualung or an aquaplane?
237What plan shows how much money is available and how it will be spent?
238What point of the compass is directly opposite east?
239What shall we call the person who decides if a person is guilty in the court?
240What special document does most people traveling between one country to another need to carry?
241What term is used for animals such as humans that usually give birth to live young, mammals or reptiles?
242What term is used for the amount of money you pay a landlord for living in their house or apartment?
243What type of food is an apple?
244What type of plant is mint?
245What type of resources does an electric device use?
246What type of shape has four corners, four lines that are equal in length?
247What word describes moving a program or other material from a website to your computer?
248What word is used for someone who watches a sports event?
249What word is used to describe frozen water?
250What’s the 26th alphabet in English?
251What’s the joint called where your hand is connected to your arm?
252What’s the material that we use to stick two things together?
253What's the place of areas for colleges or universities?
254When a company's position improved, revenue decrease or increase?
255When ice is at room temperature, what does it become?
Water / liquid
256When the writer of a book is unknown, what word is used for the author?
257When was the tractor invented?
258When was the tractor invented?
259When would it be safe to take medication, which causes drowsiness, before sleeping, driving or operating machinery？
260When you create a table, the data in horizontal dimension is organized in rows and the data in vertical dimension is organized in what?
261When you get lost in city. What do you need?
262Where can people go to borrow books?
263Where do we hang our clothes, closet or drawer?
264Where do you pay for your purchases at a supermarket?
265Where does a camel normally live?
266Where is the crossword normally seen?
267Where would you expect to find equipment like microscopes, bounce and burner, beaker and petri dish?
268Where would you find an urban area, in a city or in the countryside?
In a city
269Where would you go to see an exhibition of sculpture?
An art gallery / a museum
270Where would you go to see exhibits of dinosaurs?
271Where would you go to work out on a treadmill?
272Where would you most likely go to buy some flour, a bakery, a florist or a supermarket?
273Where would you store meat you wish to keep frozen at home?In a freezer
274Where you can see the whale?
Ocean / Sea
275Which category does a novel fit in, a book or a printer?
276Which country is in the south hemisphere, Canada or Australia?
277Which department has increased their revenue over the three years?
278Which department studies the human body part of heart?
279Which department studies the humans body part of eyes?
280Which hospital department would you go to for an X-ray, radiology or cardiology?
281Which instrument is used to measure variations in temperature?
282Which is better, high employment or low employment?
283Which is easier to be recycled, plastic or paper?
284Which is more expensive, gold or silver?
285Which is the last departure train?
286Which is usually considered against the law? Use of illicit drugs or use of prescribed medication?
Use of illicit drugs
287Which kind of book can we find Africa maps?
288Which kind of mountain can erupt?
289Which kind of punishment for a crime is the least severe, an imprisonment or community service?
290Which kind of shop contain more kinds of products,supermarket or grocery?
291Which main branch of science deals with classification of living things?
292Which natural material is used to make tyres?
293Which of the 5 senses are you using, if you detect the odor of gas in a laboratory or in your kitchen?
294Which of the following are real animals, unicorn, giraffe, dragon or mermaid?
295Which of the following is not a means of transportation?
296Which of the following is not mammal?
297Which of these was last to be explored, the Himalayas, the moon or Australia?
298Which of these would probably be found in an office, a printer, a blanket or a nailbrush?
299Which of these would probably be found in most homes around the world, a computer, a bed or a television?
300Which one is past tense:"has gone","went" or "going"?
301Which one is quicker? Running, walking or jogging?
302Which one is using manpower:plane, car, or cycling?
303Which part at the end of book can be used for further reading? An index or a bibliography?
304Which section of a newspaper gives the editor's opinion?
305Which section of a train timetable will tell you what time your train leaves?
306Which source is more reliable, magazine or journal?JournalWhich subject have the most discussion?
307Which sweet food do bees produce?
308Which symbol is used to complete a sentence?
309Which would be better to report the population of a major global city, hundreds, millions or billions?
310Who cuts men’s hair?
311Who is a person that makes bread, cakes and pastries?
312Who is the main journalist responsible for producing a newspaper or magazine?
313Who is the person in charge of a football match?
314Who left this footprint, a bear or a wolf or a bird?
315Who serves food in a restaurant?
Waiter / Waitress
316Who would you consult to treat a fear of crowded places, a philosopher or a psychologist?
317Whose job is it to treat people that are ill or have an injury at a hospital?
318Why do plants need bees?
Pollination or pollinating
319Why people wear gloves when they do experiment?
320Will it be better to use kilometers or kilograms to measure the distance between two cities?
321With Picture：How many courses do students have this semester?
322With Table： which two months have the same figure?
May and June
323Would a letter or an email be the fastest way to get a message to your professor?
324Would a person suffering problems with their vision consult a biologist or an optometrist?
325Would a supermarket, a cafe or a bookstore probably have the widest range of products available?
326Would a town, a village or a city probably cover the largest area?
327Would fresh milk last longer in a fridge or in a cool cupboard?
328Would it be better to be jogging at noon or in the early morning, if you wanted to avoid the hottest part of the day?
In the early morning
329Would you go to a pharmacy or a surgery to get a prescription filled after visiting a doctor?
330Would you measure the volume of bottled water in liters or kilos?
334对于vegetarian来说什么是他们的点心，sandwich or fruit salad?
Male and female
338How many extra day in February in a leap year?
339What is the collection of pictures called?
340How many hemisphere does the equator divide earth into?
341How would you describe the process in which ice becomes water?
342What is a thermometer used to measure?
343What kind of animal is butterfly?
344What natural resource is used in paper industry?
345What is a man-made river called?
346What do you call an individual musical sound?
347What kind of knowledge do scientists believe in, subjective or objective?
348What kind of drugs are used for killing bacteria?
349What do we call the government runs by the dictator, autocracy or democracy?
350What do we call the science of animal life,biology or zoology?
351Colloquial phrases are not normally used in the academic language, is tolerate or put up with more appropriate in the academic writing?
352Under which circumstance would you describe the economy as a good one, the one with high unemployment or low unemployment?
353What do we call a doctor who can sell prescribed medicines?
Pharmacist or chemist
354What do we call the language which is confused and unintelligible, jargon or vocabulary?
355A man whose wife is dead. Is he a widow or widower?
356What do we call the first paragraph of a report?
357What kind of forms are tragedy and comedy?
358Which of the following is not a means of transportation: by plane, by public transportation or car model?
359What is the thing that has iron inside and can attract iron?
360Which one has more academic articles, magazines or journals?
361What is the opposite of convex?
362What is the opposite of still?
Dynamic or active
363Oral English is different from academic English. Which is the best term to describe academic English: tolerant orrigorous?
364Which part of your leg can make it possible to bend?
365How many times does a biannual magazine published in one year?
366What will snow become after it's melt?
367What electronic device wakes you up in the morning?
368What publication reports daily news?
369What is the heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine?
370What is the second month of the year?
371What attitude would you have when you are in a job interview, enthusiastic, lazy or passive?
372What kind of transportation runs on the railway?
373How do you call the tower containing a light to warn or guide ships at sea?
Beacon or lighthouse
374Who is a physician who performs surgical operations?
375What is H2O in chemical substances?
376"We went somewhere", how do you understand it's a past sentence?
377What is the opposite side that sun rises?
378What is the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material?
379Who sits in the cockpit of an airplane?
380What institution helps people save money?
381Which kind of people use periodic table to study?
382What can bring astronauts to space?
383When something has increased by triple, how many times does it increase?
384What do humans and animals need to inhale for survival?
385Some magazines are published once a year, and some are published twice a year. How do you describe the type of magazine that is published four times a year?
386How do you describe the line that segment a circle?
387How do you describe the line that divide a circle into the same half?
388How do you call someone who likes to drink heavily everyday?
389What term is used for the amount of money we owe, asset or debt?
390Which one can be put into a backpack, a book or a table?
391If a species is described as venomous, what substance it has?
392What is the opposite of maximize?
393How often is an annual conference held in one year?
Once a year
394When your bone is injured and broken, what would you say you have?
395Which literacy genre describes all details of a famous person's life?
396If you invented something, what can you apply for to prevent others copying your invention?
397Despite all the advances and qualities of sexes, would more men or women play professional football?
398Which sense is related to your ears?
399What is the shape of an egg?
400Where is the "Power" button?
401Which shape in mathematics has the concept of perimeter and diameter?
402Which of the following sports is more dangerous, parachuting or jogging?
403To which of our sense do all of the following words relate: rough, smooth and granular?
404What natural resource is used by a carpenter?
405Who is the predecessor of Matt Gregory?
406What kind of this animal, a reptile or a mammal?
407How do you describe the movements of the wings of butterfly, pounce, stretch or flap?
408What material is used both on window and light bulb?
409Which continent do China, India, Korea and Japan locate?
410What do people hold over head when it’s raining?