I. PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 64
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions
Rubella, also called (A) German measles (B), is an epidemic(C) virus disease(D) of mild course.
It is often said (A) that the British talks (B) about the weather more than (C) any other people (D) in the world.
The (A) girl whom (B) I borrowed the dictionary asked me to (C) use it carefully (D).
Have (A) the members of the club be told (B) about the changes (C) of their timetable (D) yet?
Rhonda is not (A) very keen about (B) foreign food (C) and fast food (D) as well.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The year 1850 may be considered the beginning of a new epoch in America art, with respect to the development of watercolor painting. In December of that year, a group of thirty artists gathered in the studio of John Falconer in New York City and drafted both a constitution and bylaws, establishing The Society for the Promotion of Painting in Water Color. In addition to securing an exhibition space in the Library Society building in lower Manhattan, the society founded a small school for the instruction of watercolor painting Periodic exhibitions of the members’ paintings also included works by noted English artists of the day, borrowed from embryonic private collections in the city. The society’s activities also included organized sketching excursions along the Hudson River. Its major public exposure came in 1853, when the society presented works by its members in the “Industry of All Nations” section of the Crystal Palace Exposition in New York.
The society did not prosper, however, and by the time of its annual meeting in 1854 membership had fallen to twenty-one. The group gave up its quarters in the Library Society building and returned to Falconer’s studio, where it broke up amid dissension. No further attempt to formally organize the growing numbers of watercolor painters in New York City was made for more than a decade. During that decade, though, Henry Warren’s Painting in Water Color was published in New York City in 1856-the book was a considerable improvement over the only other manual of instruction existing at the time, Elements of Graphic Art, by Archibald Roberson, published in 1802 and by the 1850’s long out of print.
In 1866 the National Academy of Design was host to an exhibition of watercolor painting in its elaborate neo-Venetian Gothic building on Twenty-Third Street in New York City. The exhibit was sponsored by an independent group called The Artists Fund Society. Within a few months of this event, forty-two prominent artists living in and near New York City founded The American Society of Painters in Water Colors
Question 6: This passage is mainly about____________.
Question 7: The year 1850 was significant in the history of watercolor painting mainly because____________.
The word securing is closest in meaning to____________.
Question 9: All of the following can be inferred about the Society for the promotion of Painting in Water Color EXCEPT___________.
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Question 10: The exhibition at the Crystal Palace of the works of the Society for the Promotion of Painting in Water Color was significant for which of the following reasons?
The word it refer to____________.
The word considerable is closest in meaning to____________.
Question 13: Henry Warren’s Painting in Water Color was important to artists because it ____________.
Question 14: The year 1866 was significant for watercolor painting for which of the following reasons?
The word prominent is closest in meaning to____________.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on you answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
During the five-decade history, the Asian Games have been advancing in all aspects.
There is growing concern about the way the industrial zone in Ha Tinh province has destroyed the environment.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the following blanks.
What is a coincidence?
A coincidence is a surprising thing that happens to us. For example, you and a friend both go shopping on the same day. You don’t go together and don’t discuss your shopping plans in (21) ______, but when you meet up afterwards, you are amazed to discover that you’ve bought an identical T-shirt.
By (22) _________, you each decided to buy the same one. Many people (23) coincidences as significant. Did you and your friend communicate with each other in some subconscious way? What does it tell you about your friendship? Well, the simple (24) ________ could be that, being (25) _______ friends, you have similar taste in clothes.
In reality, life is (26) ________of coincidences, but normally we don’t notice them. For example, in almost fifty percent of all football matches, two players share the same birthday. This seems surprising, (27) ________ that there are 365 possible birthdays in the year. But most of these matches will be played without anybody being (28) _______ that coincidence exists. (29)________your birthday is today, you don’t generally tell people about it. In addition, without realising it, you probably (30) ______ into contact with lots of people who were born on the same day as you. But when a coincidence brought to your attention, it still seems amazing.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions
The observation of the skies has played a special part in the lives and cultures of peoples since the earliest of times. Evidence obtained from a site known as the Hole in the Rock, in Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, indicates that it might have been used as an observatory by a prehistoric people known as the Hohokam.
The physical attributes of the site allow its use as a natural calendar/clock. The “hole” at Hole in the Rock is formed by two large overhanging rocks coming together at a point, creating a shelter with an opening large enough for several persons to pass through. The northeast-facing overhang has a smaller opening in its roof. It is this smaller hole that produces the attributes that may have been used as a calendar/clock.
Because of its location in the shelter’s roof, a beam of sunlight can pass through this second hole and cast a spot onto the shelter’s wall and floor. This spot of light travels from west to east as the sun moves across the sky. It also moves from north to south and back again as the Earth travels around the Sun. the west-to-east movement could have been used to establish a daily clock, much like a sundial, while the north-to-south movement could have been used to establish a seasonal calendar.
The spot first appears and starts down the surface of the wall of the shelter at different times of the morning depending on the time of the year. The spot grows in size from its first appearance until its maximum size is achieved roughly at midday. It then continues its downward movement until it reaches a point where it jumps to the floor of the shelter. As the Sun continues to move to the west, the spot continues to move across the shelter floor and down the butte, or hill, toward a group of small boulders. If a person is seated on a certain one of these rocks as the spot reaches it, the Sun can be viewed through the calendar hole. This occurs at different times in the afternoon depending on the time of year.
Question 31: What does the passage mainly discuss?
The word obtained is closest in meaning to__________.
The word attributes is closest in meaning to __________.
The word its refers to __________.
The word establish is closest in meaning to __________.
Question 36: Which of the following is NOT true of the spot of light?
Question 37: From which of the following can the time of year be determined?
The word roughly is closest in meaning to __________.
Question 39: The passage mentions that the Hole in the Rock was used as all of the following EXCEPT__________.
Question 40: Which of the following can be inferred from the fourth paragraph?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Scientist often forecast an upswing in an economy after a protracted slowdown.
Experts hope that the vaccine will be mass – produced in the near future.
Many women faced hurdles in the business world especially problems in raising money.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 46: Will you __________the audio-video equipment by 12:30 pm this afternoon?
Question 47: After so many years, it is great to see him__________ his ambitions.
Question 48: __________the cause of mass fish kill along the country’s central coast has not been determined, scientists have recommended solutions to quickly identify the source of the problem.
Question 49: You’d __________that clock fixed; it hasn’t worked for over a week now.
Question 50: James: “Marry has difficulty fitting in.” May: “Well, I guess she__________ to this type of work.”
Question 51: Some people think that the Queen should __________and allow the Crown prince to become King.
Question 52: Scarcely __________when he started behaving arrogantly with all of his colleagues.
Question 53: Kate: “Would you bother if I had a look at what you have written?” Alex: “ __________.”
Question 54: If she had accepted his proposal, she __________now.
A. would have been married
Question 55: We always take pleasure __________their company because of the good working condition and high salary.
Question 56: Jim: “Did you enjoy your graduation ceremony?” Linda: “Oh yes, I didn’t like__________ all the time, though.”
Question 57: I propose we __________the speeches made until the end of the event.
Question 58: As always, I am __________with everything you say about the causes and effects of this problem.
Question 59: This car is __________of the two models in the showroom.
Question 60: He is a good speaker but sometimes he has difficulty__________ his ideas.
Question 61: He advised__________ down on fats; otherwise, she would develop heart problems in later life.
Question 62: Sarah: “What time shall we leave?” Tom: “__________ .”
A. Soonest and best.
Question 63: Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is facing__________ severe drought and critical inland salivation at __________same time.
Question 64: Starting with only a few thousand pounds, Tom __________on the stock market and within a year was millionaire.
II. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN
Part 1. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.
Question 65: The school I studied last year was better than this one.
This school isn’t_______________________________________________.
as good as the one I studied last year
Question 66: Driving on this street is dangerous.
dangerous to drive on this street
Question 67: It took me an hour to write the essay about the environment.
spent an hour writing the essay about the environment
Question 68: Using notes is forbidden in this examination.
Notes are not__________________________________________________.
allowed in this examination
Question 69: “You are impatient!,” she complained.
about my impatience
Part II. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about one of the clubs such as music club, sports club, book club or English club… that you want to participate in and the reasons for your choice.
Bài luận tham khảo:
Extracurriculum of my school offers a variety of interesting clubs, among which I want to take part in English club the most because of the following reasons. First of all, joining an English club help me to indulge my passion for this language. I love exploring the English culture, tradition and art, and it is undeniable that club activities can assist me a lot. Moreover, as English has become increasingly important in modern global society, it is advisable to join this club because it gives me an opportunity to learn English through a diversity of activities like sharing, discussing, talking,… Last but not least, participating in the English club can help me to make friends with people with the same interest. We can help each other not only in the process of improving our language but also in normal life. In conclusion, I love the English club at my school and think that it is extremely beneficial.