English Test 88
Directions for Questions from 1 to 2:
Read the arguments given below and answer the questions that follow.
Directions for Questions from 3 to 6:
The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the
most logical order of sentences among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. Aromatherapy is a term coined by French chemist René Maurice Gattefossé in the 1920’s to describe
the practice of using essential oils taken from plants, flowers, roots, seeds, etc., in healing. The term is a bit misleading, since the aromas of oils,
whether natural or synthetic, are generally not themselves therapeutic. Aromas are used to identify the oils, to determine adulteration, and to stir
the memory, but not to directly bring about a cure or healing.
The above argument assumes that:
The aroma of the oil gives it whatever therapeutic value it might have.
Vapors are used in some but not all cases of aromatherapy.
The oil is rubbed onto the skin or ingested in a tea or other liquid for healing.
The healing power of essential oils is the main draw in aromatherapy.
Herbs are also used in a type of aromatherapy.
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2. The sands of Mars, which hold the biggest dunes in the solar system, could contain up to 50% snow and
ice, a US scientist told the British Association festival of science meeting in Dublin yesterday. The
discovery could be of enormous significance. President George Bush has named Mars as the destination for a manned mission in the next 30 years.
Nasa and the European Space Agency both plan orbiter missions and robot landings in the next decade. Researchers are also anxious to settle the
dispute over whether Mars was ever home to life, and whether microbial life could still endure beneath the soil. Without water, there can be no life.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the view expressed in the passage?