Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
My mother does responsibility for the household chores in my family.
Mrs. Steven, along with her cousins from New Mexico, are planning to attend the festivities.
After driving a car for ten miles, John suddenly realized that he has been driving in the wrong direction.
Being the biggest expanse of brackish water in the world, the Baltic Sea is of special interesting to scientists.
Not longer are contributions to the advancement of industry made primarily by individuals.
Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 11: Mary asked me whether I _________ the football match on TV the day before.
Question 12: It’s no use _________ a language if you don’t try to use it.
Question 13: There is _________ in my bed room.
A. a square wooden old table
B. an old square wooden table
Question 14: ____________ the phone rang later that night did Tom remember the appointment.
Question 15: When Tet holiday comes, Vietnamese people often feel inclined to ________ their houses.
Question 16: The more ________ and positive you look, the better you will feel.
Question 17: He managed to keep his job _________ the manager had threatened to sack him.
Question 18: It’s essential that every student ________ all the lectures.
Question 19: – Kate: “ How lovely your cats are!” – David: “ ____________”
C. I love them, too.
Question 20: I can’t imagine _________ anywhere except here.
Question 21: It is generally believed that “Men build the ________ and women make it home”.
Question 22: _________ is the existence of a large number of different kinds of animals and plants which make a balanced environment.
Question 23: My director is angry with me. I didn’t do all the work I _________ last week.
Question 24: The boy __________ went to the hospital to ask for doctor’s help.
Question 25: You have to move this box to __________ the new television set.
Question 26: She ran ________ an interesting article about fashion while she was reading the newspaper.
Professor Smith was very interested in the diversity of cultures all over the world.
Question 28: It’s a secret. You _________ let anyone know about it.
Question 29: Dick: “I enjoyed myself so much at your birthday party.”
– Patrice: “ _________. ”
B. Oh, I’m glad to hear that
Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined words in each of the following sentences.
“That is a well-behaved boy whose behaviour has nothing to complain about.”
After five days on trial, the court found him innocent of the crime and he was released.
Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
My uncle, who is an accomplished guitarist, taught me how to play.
The dog saw his reflection in the pool of water.
The situation seems to be changing minute by minute.
Read the following passage and choose the correct word that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 35 to 44.
Earth is the only place we know of in the universe that can support human life. (35) _____ human activities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world (36) _____ on consuming two-thirds of the world’s resources while half of the world’s population do so just to stay alive we are rapidly destroying the (37) _____ resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper. Everywhere fertile soil is (38) _____ built on or washed into the sea. Renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover (39) _____. We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a (40) _____ the planet’s ability to support people is being reduced at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are (41) _____ increasingly heavy demands on it.
The Earth’s (42) _____ resources are there for us to use. We need food, water, air, energy, medicines, warmth, shelter and minerals to (43) _____ us fed, comfortable, healthy and active. If we are sensible in how we use the resources, they will (44) _____ indefinitely. But if we use them wastefully and excessively, they will soon run out and everyone will suffer.
Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions from 45 to 54.
Before the 1500’s, the western plains of North America were dominated by farmers. One group, the Mandans, lived in the upper Missouri River country, primarily in present – day North Dakota. They had large villages of houses built close together. The tight arrangement enabled the Mandans to protect themselves more easily from the attacks of others who might seek to obtain some of the food these highly capable farmers stored from one year to the next.
The women had primary responsibility for the fields. They had to exercise considerable skill to produce the desired results, for their northern location meant fleeting growing seasons. Winter often lingered; autumn could be ushered in by severe frost. For good measure, during the spring and summer, drought, heat, hail, grasshoppers, and other frustrations might await the wary grower.
Under such conditions, Mandan women had to grow maize capable of weathering adversity. They began as early as it appeared feasible to do so in the spring, clearing the land, using fire to clear stubble from the fields and then planting. From this point until the first green corn could be harvested, the crop required labor and vigilance.
Harvesting proceeded in two stages. In August the Mandans picked a smaller amount of the crop before it had matured fully. This green corn was boiled, dried and shelled, with some of the maize slated for immediate consumption and the rest stored in animal – skin bags. Later in the fall, the people picked the rest of the corn. They saved the best of the harvest for seeds or for trade, with the remainder eaten right away or stored for alter use in underground reserves. With appropriate banking of the extra food, the Mandans protected themselves against the disaster of crop failure and accompany hunger.
The woman planted another staple, squash, about the first of June, and harvested it near the time of the green corn harvest. After they picked it, they sliced it, dried it, and strung the slices before they stored them. Once again, they saved the seeds from the best of the year’s crop. The Mandans also grew sunflowers and tobacco; the latter was the particular task of the older men.
Question 45: What is the main topic of the passage?
Question 46: The Mandans built their houses close together in order to ____________.
A. guard their supplies of food
B. share farming implements
The word “enabled” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to ____________.
Question 48: Why does the author believe that the Mandans were skilled farmers?
A. They developed new varieties of corn.
B. They could grow crops despite adverse weather.
The word “consumption” in the paragraph is closest in meaning to _________.
Question 50: Which of the following processes does the author imply was done by both men and women?
The word “disaster” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to __________.
The word “them” in the last paragraph refers to _________.
Question 53: Which of the following crops was cultivated primarily by men?
Question 54: Throughout the passage, the author implies that the Mandans _________.
Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions from 55 to 64.
Are you interested in seeing the beautiful fall foliage of New England but tired of traffic jams and overbooked hotels? Then this year forget the crowds in New England and see the beautiful colors of autumn in the Catskills.
These rugged mountains in New York State, just 90 miles northwest of New York City, are famous for the legendary tales of Rip Van Winkle, and more recently for the summer hotels that sprang up in the region during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Families trying to escape the heat of New York City found the Catskills to be the perfect place to stay for a month or so each summer. By the late 1950s there were over 500 resorts and hotels offering nighttime entertainment as well as all kinds of outdoor activities. Famous comedians like Jackie Gleason, Joan Rivers, and Sid Caesar all got their start touring the hotel clubs here. Since the introduction of air-conditioning and cheaper air travel, however, families have stopped coming to the Catskills in such large numbers, choosing instead more distant locations at different times of the year. Many of the Catskill hotels closed in the 1970s, but some remain and have expanded and changed their facilities to meet the needs of today’s visitors.
Currently, there are many activities available to the traveler besides witnessing the changing colors of the leaves. There is an all-organic sheep farm where visitors can see how a traditional sheep farm operates. There are also hundreds of miles of scenic drives in the area. Route 42, for instance, is an excellent site for spotting bald eagles. For more information on vacations in the Catskills, call the Office of Public Information.
Question 55: What is the author’s main purpose in this passage?
D. to compare the Catskills to New England.
Question 56: The word “rugged” in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by which of the following?
Question 57: According to the passage, which of the following caused the decline in the number of resorts in the 1970s?
Question 58: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “legendary” in paragraph 2?
Question 59:The phrase “sprangup” in paragraph 2 most probably refers to something that has .
Question 60: In what season would a tourist most likely have visited the Catskills in the 1950s?
Question 61: Which of the following most reflects the author’s tone in this passage?
A. light and encouraging
B. informative and scientific
Question 62: What does the passage imply that a visitor might be lucky enough to do?
A. see fall leaves in color
B. see a kind of bird
Question 63: As used in paragraph 3, which of the following could best replace the word “spotting”?
Question 64: The author implies that in the Catskills, there are few _________________.
Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.
Question 1: Last week, he gave me a nice present on the occasion of the Vietnamese Women’s day.
Last week, I ____________________________________________________.
was given a nice present on the occasion of the Vietnamese Woman’s day by him
Question 2: “I will give you a lift to your house tomorrow, Hoa” Hung said.
Hung said to Hoa ______________________________________.
he would give her a lift to her house the next day
he would give her a lift to her house the following day
Question 3: He didn’t become a teacher of English until 2001.
It was not __________________________________________.
until 2001 that he became a teacher of English
Question 4: It takes me 30 minutes to ride to school.
I spend ____________________________________.
30 minutes riding to school
Question 5: The teacher started to write the lesson plan right after he returned home from the work.
Hardly had ________________________________________.
the teacher returned home when he started to write the lesson plan