Đề thi môn Tiếng Anh vào Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội đợt 1 năm 2015

Đề thi môn Tiếng Anh vào Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội đợt 1 năm 2015
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.
Question 1: It was not until late 1960s …… on the moon.
  • A. that Americans walked 
Question 2: I hope this headache will …… soon.
Question 3: Don’t touch that wire, ……?
Question 4:They live in a very ….. populated area of Italy.
Question 5: The prices at the garage I use are very …….
Question 6: The government has decided that the new policy on banning cars on narrow roads would be …… as of May 1st.
Question 7: All eligible applicants may apply for the vacant position……their gender, religion, ethnic group or country of origin.
Question 8: I love this painting of an old man. He has such a beautiful …… smile.
Question 9: Lan: “How do you find Hanoi?” Justin: “……-
  • A. Are you living here?
Question 10: Tuition fee must be paid …… before or on the due date.
Question 11: All applicants must …….. their university transcript and two reference letters to be considered for this job.
Question 12: Please report …… the supervisor if you find anything unusual.
Question 13: Student: “…… .” Teacher: “No worries. Come in, please.”
  • A. I’m late
Question 14: Trang: “Thank you very much for inviting me to your house.” Susan: “……”
Question 15: Mai: “Thank you so much.” Sue: “……….”
  • A. Don’t take it.
Question 16: Quyen : ‘A-choor.’ (Sneezing) Huyen: “………. ” Quyen: “Thanks.”
  • A. Bless you. 
Question 17: Trang: “I live in Vietnam.” Thomas: “………..”
  • A. Whereabouts? 
Question 18: Geophysicists have studied the magnetic properties o! pottery and fireplaces at sites ……… by early humans.
  • A. occupied 
Question 19: It is vital that everyone ……… aware of the protection of the environment.
Question 20: Never in my life ……… such an intelligent hoy.
Question 21: Penicillin, ………., probably came into widespread use after the Second World War.
  • A. an antibiotic of known
Question 22: An: “What is this letter about?” Mai: “It’s in regard ………at the conference next week.”
  • A. to you speak
Question 23: …….. we invested in the oil industry two years ago, we would be wealthy by now.
Question 24: She has spent her entire life not only teaching young generations subject knowledge ……… educating them to become helpful citizens of the nation.
Question 25: ……… how much money she spends on her clothes, she never looks well-dressed.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 26:
You should put yourself on the back for having achieved such a high score in the graduation exam.
Question 27:
The machine has been out of order since last month.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.
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Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 33:

There is no alternative. The president must approve the bill if the Congress passes it

Question 34:
The guards were ordered to get to the king’s room on the double.
  • A. in a larger number
Question 35:
The kidnapper gave himself up to the authorities.
  • A. surrendered
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, orD on your answer sheet to indicate the word(t) that best fits each of the numbered blanks

A trend that has emerged recently is the sharing of childcare (36) …….. between husband and wife. Young couples will try to arrange their work schedules so that they work (37) ……..hours or shifts in order that one parent is always home with the children. Since childcare is expensive, this saves money for the young couple trying to establish (38)……..and provide a secure environment for the family. Husband and wife may also share household (39) ……… Some fathers are just as capable as mothers at cooking dinner, changing and bathing the baby, and doing the laundry.

In some cases, the woman’s salary is for family (40) ……… and the father becomes the “househusband.” These cases are still fairly rare. One positive trend, however, is that fathers seem to be spending more time with their children. In a recent survey, 41% of the children sampled said they spend equal time with their mothers and fathers. “This is one of our most (41) ……..cultural changes,” says Dr. Leon Hoffman, who co-directs the Parent Child Center at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In practice, for over 30 years, Hoffman has found “a very dramatic difference in the involvement of the father in everything from care-taking to general decision (42) ……..around kids’ lives.”

Another factor has recently been added to the childcare (43) ……… The number of people who work from home nearly full-time rose 23% from the last decade. The (44) ……..of technology – computers, faxes, teleconferencing – has made it easier for at-home workers to be constantly in touch. Will this new flexibility in
the workforce bring a positive change for the (45) ……..of children? Only time will tell.

(From Mosaic Reading I by Brenda Wegmann and Miki Knezevic)

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Mark the letter A, B, c or D on your answer sheet to Indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given in each ofthe following questions.
Question 46: I didn’t understand what he was saying because I hadn’t read his book.
  • A. If I had read his book, I would have understood what be was saying.
Question 47: How he got home last night is still a mystery to me.
  • A. I am eager to know how be got home last night.
Question 48: Although he was able to do the job, he wasn’t given the position.
  • A. He was given neither the job nor the position.
Question 49: “Stop making noise or go out of the room!” said the lady to the kids.
Question 50: The police are questioning him the headquarters.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines the pair of sentences given in each of the following questions.
Question 51: The demand was so great. They had to reprint the book immediately.
  • A. They demanded that the book be reprinted immediately.
Question 52: They wanted to apologize for their behaviour. That’s why they paid for the dinner.
Question 53: The bride didn’t turn up. The wedding was cancelled.
Question 54: He did not work hard. He failed the exam.
Question 55: I was fined by the police. I thought parking was allowed there.
  • A. I had trouble with the police since I was under the impression that I could park there.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.

Speed reading is not just a parlour trick you can use to impress your friends and family. For many, it’s a necessary tool for managing time and information in the fast-paced business world; and for many others, specifically students, it’s the only way to get through reading-heavy class loads.

The practiced speed reader can pick up a lengthy document or a thick stack of paper and use their skill to get the meat of their subject by skimming for the most important details and information. Without developing the ability to speed read, this time-saving technique is merely flipping through pages fast.

Speed reading, or increasing the rate at which you read text, is linked to increasing the rate at which you understand what you’re reading. The key to successful speed reading is increasing your understanding of the text as you increase the rate at which you read the words. This natural step takes training and practice, but don’t be intimidated by the idea of a challenge. Once you’ve mastered it, it’s a skill that will stick with you for the rest of your life. With continued practice, common words and sentence structures became more familiar and because your brain was tuned and ready, your eyes started taking in Wocks of wml* at a time. The difference between average readers and speed readers is in the blocks of words their eyes take in at one time. The larger the blocks, the faster your eyes move through the text.

Speed reading teaches you how to take your reading and your comprehension to the next level. The techniques used in teaching speed reading focus on your individual abilities, namely where you are right now and what might be keeping you from progrcssing. For example, if you are a slow reader, factors that hold you back may include, but are not limited to, moving your lips or reading out loud or holding the text too close to your eyes. If you are in the practice of moving your lips, or speaking or whispering while you read, you’re slowing yourself down dramatically.

Your lips can only move so fast. You should be able to read at least two or three times faster than you can speak. In effect, you’re keeping yourself at that word-by-word stage that children generally grow out of in elementary school.

Having the ability to speed read can make a significant difference in your life, especially if reading is a strong component of your work. Implementing some simple techniques can get you reading faster and more efficiently in no lime at all.

(From Understanding Speed Reading by Brandon C.Hall)

Question 56: What does the passage mainly discuss?
  • A The practice of speed reading
Question 57: According to the passage, why is speed reading useful for students?
  • A. They have problems collecting information.
Question 58: The word “meat” in pharagraph 2 is closest in meaning to……… .
Question 59: According to the passage, what happens if the reader does not develop their capacity to speed read?
Question 60: The word ” intimidated ” in line 12 is closest in meaning to ………
Question 61: According to the passage, what is the difference between an average reader and a speed reader?
Question 62: According to the passage, what is true about the strategies used in teaching speed reader?
  • A. They focus on slow readers.
Question 63: The word “dramatically” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to………
Question 64: According to the passage, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT ………
  • A. You should be able to read at least twice as fast as you talk.
Question 65: Where in the passage does the author give a definition?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.

Smart cards and mobile phones are becoming an increasingly popular way to make all sorts of payments.
Even now, in Japan thousands of transactions, from paying rail tickets to picking up the groceries, take place every day with customers passing their handsets across a small flat-screen device. And predictions in the world of finance reckon that payments using mobile phones will have risen to more than $50 billion in the very near future.

What’s the appeal of e-cash? Compared to cheques or credit cards, it offers the speed of cash, but more so. It takes just one tenth of a second to complete most transactions and as no change is required, errors in counting are eliminated. Fraud and theft are also reduced and for the retailer, it reduces the cost of handling money. Sony’s vision of having a chip embedded in computers. TVs and gimes consoles means that films, music and games can be paid for easily and without having to input credit card details.

And what about the future of the banks? Within grip on the market, banks and credit-card firms want to be in a position to collect most of the fees from the users of mobile and contactless-payment systems. But the new system could prove to be a “disruptive technology” as far as the banks are concerned. If payments for a few coffees, a train ticket and a newspaper are made every day by a conmuter with a mobile, this will not appear on their monthly credit card statements but on their mobile phone statements. And having spent fortunes on branding, credit-card companies and banks do not want to see other payment systems gaining popularity. It’s too early to say whether banks will miss out and if so, by how much. However, quite a few American bankers are optimistic They feel there is reason to he suspicious of those who predict that high-street banks may be a thing of the past. They point out that Internet banking did not result in the closure of their high-street branches as was predicted. On the contrary, more Americans than ever are using local branches. So, as to whether we’ll become a totally cash-free society or not, we’ll have to wait and see.

(From Face2Face Advanced by Gillie Cunningham & Jan Bell with Chris Redston, CUP)

Question 66: What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
  • A. The absence of traditional payment methods
Question 67: Why does the author mention “a small flat-screen device” in the first paragraph?
  • A. to criticize the e-cash system
Question 68: Which of the following is NOT true about the strong point of e-cash?
Question 69: The word “embedded” in line 9 is closest in meaning to ……
Question 70: The word “grip” in line 12 is closest in meaning to ……
Question 71: Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
  • A. A lot of money has been invested into the new payment system by banks.
Question 72: The author mentions the case of commuters in the third paragraph to illustrate …….
  • A. the modern technology of the e-cash system
Question 73: What does the author think may happen in the future?
Question 74: The word “their” in line 22 refers to …… .
  • A. credit cards
Question 75: How does the writer seem to feel about the future of banks?
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 76:
It was most nearly impossible for amateurs to realize that the painting was not authentic, though the experts could judge it quite easily.
though –> whereas
Question 77:
Her passion for helping people have motivated her to found her own charity organization.
have –> has
Qucstion 78:
Although the invention of cars has made transportation much more easily, cars are the greatest contributor of air pollution.
much more easily –> much easier
Question 79:
I bumped with an old friend while waiting for the train to Edinburgh.
with –> into
Question 80:
Fuel injection engines employ injectors instead a carburetor to spray fuel into the cylinders.
instead –> instead of

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