Welcome to Ivy Global School Entrance Test!

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There are 3 parts in the test: Reading (Reading vocabulary and Reading comprehension), Mathematics (Mathematics concepts, Mathematics computation, and Mathematics problems), and Language (Language Capitalization, Language Usage and Structure, và Language Spelling).

Bài thi gồm có 3 phần lớn: Reading (Reading vocabulary và Reading comprehension), Mathematics (Mathematics concepts, Mathematics computation, và Mathematics problems), và Language (Language Capitalization, Language Usage and Structure, và Language Spelling).

Time allowed/ Thời gian làm bài là: 90 phút.

Good luck!/ Chúc bạn làm bài thật tốt!

READING Vocabulary

Question 1- 12. Choose the BEST definitions for the bolded text .

1.    frigid air

2.    wavy pattern

3.    great pleasure

4.    spotless room

5.    make a pledge

6.    retain water

7.    necessary work

8.    exclaim the answer

9.    brilliant star

10.    intend to say

11.    build a barrier

12.    dreary forest

13.    suspend talks

14.    loyal friend

15.    inform the teacher

16.    winning strategy

17.    detect an error

18.    winter blizzard

19.    brink of a cliff

20.    prevent freezing

21.    ripple on water

22.    thrifty person

23.    restless sleep

24.    immense city

READING Comprehension

Read the text below, then choose the BEST answer for each item.

The water cycle is a fascinating process our Earth goes through every day. To understand how it works, we need to examine in detail how evaporation and condensation function.

We will begin with evaporation. Have you ever wondered why the mud puddles dry up after a rain? The water in the puddles absorbs heat from the sun, which causes the water to warm up and to leave the ground as vapor. This is because some of the water molecules (tiny particles), when they are heated, can move around fast enough to break away from the surface of the water. Once free from the water surface, the tiny particles rise up in the form of gas, or vapor. This gas will continually rise into the atmosphere until it cools down.

Next, let’s look at condensation. As the water vapor (or gas) rises in the atmosphere, the temperature around it becomes cooler and cooler. When the vapor rises high enough, it will cool down and lose heat. This will cause the water vapor to condense and return to its liquid state and fall down as rain. How do we get snow? The temperature of the air must be cold enough to condense the vapor and then freeze it into snow or sleet.

So, after a rain water is heated by the sun, and when enough heat is absorbed, water will evaporate and rise up into the atmosphere. In the atmosphere, the water vapor will cool down and lose heat, then condense and fall back down as rain. This process continues endlessly, and this is how the water cycle works on our Earth!

Your refrigerator is a good example of how heat is transferred. The refrigerator creates a low-temperature environment that takes in the heat from the food and drinks and then carries the heat away. This is what is known as a refrigeration cycle, and it helps to keep our food cold and fresh.

1.    The article is about

2.    When liquid evaporates, it is because

3.    How does a refrigerator keep the food cold?

4.    When a vapor loses heat, it

5.    Why do we get rain?

6.    Which of the following are parts of the water cycle?

7.    Where does the water cycle occur?


Calculate and mark your answers.

1.    1,986 + 528 =


3.    $3.50 + $4 + $0.70 + $6


5.    $8.65 + $0.73 + $2 + $5

6.    467 + 394 =

7.    1,732 + 1,981 + 2,007 + 602 =

8.    4,728 + 6,273 =


10.    2.2 + .037 + 4.26 + 10.37 =

11.    913 - 825 =



14.    $42.75 - $19.57 =

15.    8,407 - 6,348 =


17.    320 - 118 =

18.    $15.04 - $11.07 =



21.    32 x 74 =

22.    $18.51 x 7 =


24.    $27.63 x 14 =

25.    284 x 18 =

26.    47x 40 =

27.    326 x 300

28.    547.3 x 4

29.    670 x 8

30.    38.2 x 12












Calculate and choose your answers

1.    Forty dollars and three cents means the same as

2.    lb. means

3.    Which digit is in the thousands’ place in the numeral 429,385,701?

4.    The roman numeral XII means?

5.    Which of the following figures has four right angles?

6.    2 pounds 24 ounces =

7.    The longest measurement to the right is

8.    Which of the following numbers has the greatest value?

9.    40% means


What is the distance around the rectangle below?

11.    < means

12.    Sixty-five thousand twenty is the same as


Calculate and mark your answer

1.    Sam bought 12 stickers and his friend gave him 8 more. Sam gave away 5 of the stickers. How many did he have left?

2.    A garden had 6 rows of tulips with 7 tulips in each row. Nine tulips were cut and given away. How many remained?

3.    Nadia is 9 years old, Jane is 10 years old, Audrey is 9 years old, and Cali is 12. What is their average age?

4.    Ben had $12.00. He bought a box of crayons for $5.25, a pen for $1.50, and a pencil for $1.39. How much money did he have left?

5.    Sally and her friends took a test. Sally scored 74%, Fiona scored 93%, Samira scored 98%, and Carla scored 87%. What was their average score?

6.    Mother had a dozen of eggs. She used a quarter of them to bake a cake.
How many eggs did she use?

7.    What is the area of the square with a side of 7 inches?

8.    Luke and his friends had a yard sale. Luke made $15.24, Evan made $11.30, Dominic made $18.17, and Alex made $9.41. What was their average individual earnings?

LANGUAGE Capitalization

Read the paragraph below and follow the instruction.

last summer, my family traveled to Washington, D.C. to see our nation’s capital. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the lincoln Memorial, which is located at the west end of the national Mall. From there, jane and I walked east towards the washington Monument. Along the way, we visited the World War II memorial, where we met with jack and Diane. Finally, the four of us walked north to see the White House.

In this paragraph, there are some words that should be capitalized, but are not. In each question 1-15, you are given a phrase from this paragraph. For each phrase, choose the word that needs to be capitalized. If no word needs to be capitalized, choose N for “None”.

1.    last summer, my family traveled

2.    to Washington, D.C. to see

3.    our nation's capital. My favorite

4.    part of the trip was

5.    seeing the lincoln Memorial, which

6.    is located at the west

7.    end of the national Mall.

8.    From there, jane and I

9.    walked east toward the washington

10.    Monument. Along the way, we

11.    visited the World war II

12.    memorial, where we met with

13.    jack and Diane. Finally, the

14.    four of us walked north

15.    to see the White house.

LANGUAGE Punctuation

Please provide the correct punctuation below.

It was Aravis who awoke first (1) The sun was already high in the heavens and the cool morning hours were already wasted. "It (2)s my fault, (3) she said to herself furiously as she jumped up and began rousing the others (4) "One wouldn(5)t expect. Horses to keep awake after a day's work like that (6) even if they can talk. And of course that Boy wouldn(7)t; he's had no decent training (8) But I ought to have known better (9)"

1.    (1)

2.    (2)

3.    (3)

4.    (4)

5.    (5)

6.    (6)

7.    (7)

8.    (8)

9.    (9)

16 N(1) River Dr(2)
Oakwood(3) IL
March 12(4) 2014

Dear Troy(5)

How have you been(6) I can(7)t wait for you to come over! When you come (8) I want to ride bikes down the trail (9) play games(10) and build my model airplane. Emma(11) my sister(12) has been helping me with my model airplane. She said, (13) I bet Troy would love to help build this too!(14) What do you think(15)

Please write back to me before April 2(16) so I get your letter before I leave for vacation.


10.    (1)

11.    (2)

12.    (3)

13.    (4)

14.    (5)

15.    (6)

16.    (7)

17.    (8)

18.    (9)

19.    (10)

20.    (11)

21.    (12)

22.    (13)

23.    (14)

24.    (15)

25.    (16)

26.    (17)

LANGUAGE Usage and Structure

In Items 1-20 below, decide if each statement is written in standard English. If the statement is in standard English, choose T. If it is NOT in standard English, choose F.

1.    Connie sang a song for her class

2.    That tree is the taller of the tree.

3.    She had blew out the candles too soon.

4.    The flowers were meant for you and she.

5.    I like your story the best.

6.    We girls had a great time.

7.    The cake was a treat for you and she.

8.    The cars is fast.

9.    The kite flew higher and higher.

10.    When we came over for dinner.

11.    Lucy and Allen forgot they're gifts.

12.    An apple and a banana was on the plate.

13.    She speaks to fast.

14.    The children at the store was excited.

15.    Two cats and a goldfish is my pets.

16.    Lay the box on the desk.

17.    The boy which is reading a book is very smart.

18.    Neither Carry nor Julie is home.

19.    When I first moved here.

20.    Coming home early is a good idea.

In Items 21-22 below, decide if the original sentence is transformed correctly. If it is transformed correctly, choose T for True. If it is NOT transformed correctly, choose F for False.

The statement above can be transformed into a question which asks, "Does he play the violin?"

The statement above can be transformed into a negative statement which reads, "He did not play the violin."

Read Items 1-4 below and choose the answer that BEST describes each preceding group of words. All punctuation marks have been intentionally removed from these items.

23.    After the guests left Oscar went to bed

24.    Angela and Marie take singing lessons at the youth center

25.    Wants to cook pasta and chicken nuggets for dinner

26.    Because I like to play basketball and baseball

Read and choose the best answer.

27.    The inflectional morpheme ending -s is added to

28.    The stars in the sky look very ______________.
In the above sentence, the blank must be filled with

29.    The inflectional morpheme ending -ed is added to

30.    Put the cans in the pantry.
The part underlined above is