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 from 1 to 3.
Mark the letter A, B, Co r D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 4 to 22.
Câu 4: Tom is_________ with his teacher because he didn’t do any assignments.
Câu 5: _________ it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it.
A. Provided I had seen
Câu 6: Charles was wearing ___________at the party.
Câu 7: Marie Curie was the first and only woman_________two Nobel prizes.
Câu 8: The death of Tran Lap, the leader of a Vietnamese famous rock band called Buc Tuong, is a great_________to his fans.
Câu 9: I_____an old friend of mine in the street this morning. We haven’t seen each other for ages.
Câu 10: Sorry, I’m late, but my car_________ on the way here, and I had to call the garage.
Câu 11: It was _________ furniture that I didn’t buy it.
Câu 12: We can decrease the amount of waste produced at home by___ used paper, plastic and metal.
Câu 13: It was in 1989_________ the Berlin Wall collapsed.
Câu 14: My phone is out of order, _________is a nuisance.
Câu 15: Nam never comes to class on time and _________.
Câu 16: The robbers were_________two years in jail.
Câu 17: Mai and Lan are friends. Lan asks Mai about Mai’s plan. Select the most suitable response to fill in the blank. Lan: “Are you going to see the live show by Son Tung today?” Mai: “_________”.
Câu 18: ___________ Michelle tried hard, she didn’t manage to win the competition.
Câu 19: The phone _________suddenly while Jane was doing the gardening.
Câu 20: Lan :“She seems_________for the job”. Hoa: “Yes. Everybody thinks she’s perfectly suited for it.”
Câu 21: _________ , Mr. Jean takes pleasure in doing charity and other social work.
Câu 22: I asked her _________she understood what I was saying.
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 from 23 to 25.
The twentieth century saw a rapid rise in life expectancy due to improvement in public health, nutrition and medicine.
The tiny irrigation channels were everywhere and along some of them the water was running.
Thanks to the invention of microscope, biologists can now gain insights into the nature of the human cell.
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 from 26 to 27.
He had never experienced such discourtesy towards the president as it occurred at the annual meeting in May.
About 95 percent of all animals are invertebrates which can live anywhere, but most, like the starfish and crabs, live in the ocean.
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 from 28 to 32.
So extensive the lakes are that they are viewed as the largest bodies of fresh water in the world.
A basic knowledge of social studies, such as history and geography, are considered a basic part of the education of every child.
Regardless of your teaching method, the objective of any conversation class should be for the students to practise speaking words.
Have you considered to move to another city to find a new job that uses the same skills but the existence of intelligent life.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 33 to 42.
What is meant by the term economic resources? In general, these are all the natural, man-made, and human resources that go into the ___ (33)___ of goods and services. Economic resources can be broken down into ___ (34)___ general categories: property resource – land and capital, and human resources – labor and entrepreneurial skills.
What do economists mean ___ (35)___ land? Much more than the non-economist, land refers to all the natural resources ___ (36)___ are usable in the production process: arable land, forests, mineral and oil deposits, and ___ (37)___ on. What about capital? Capital goods are all the man-made aids to producing, storing, transporting, and distributing goods and ___ (38)___. Capital goods differ from consumer goods in that ___ (39)___ satisfy wants directly, while the former do so indirectly by facilitating the production of consumer goods. It should be noted that capital as defined here does not ___ (40)___ to money. Money, as such, produces nothing.
The term labor refers to the physical and mental talents of humans used to produce goods and services (with the exception of a certain set of human talents, entrepreneurial skills, which will be considered separately because of their special significance). Thus the services of a factory worker or an office worker, a ballet ___ (41)___ or an astronaut all fall ___ (42)___ the general heading of labor.
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 from 43 to 52.
The principle of use and disuse states that those parts of organisms’ bodies that are used grown larger. Those parts that are not tend to wither away. It is an observed fact that when you exercise particular muscles, they grow. Those that are never used dimish. By examining a man’s body, we can tell which muscles he uses and which he doesn’t. We may even be able to guess his profession or his reaction. Enthusiasts of the “body- building” cult make use of the principle of use and disuse to “build” their bodies, almost like a piece of sculpture, into whatever unnatural shape is demanded by fashion in this peculiar minority culture. Muscles are not the only parts of the body that respond to use in this kind of way. Walk barefoot and you acquire harder skin on your soles. It is easy to tell a farmer from a bank teller by looking at their hands alone. The farmer’s hands are horny, hardened by long exposure to rough work. The teller’s hands are relatively soft.
The principle of use and disuse enables animals to become better at the job of surviving in their world, progressively better during their lifetime as a result of living in that world. Humans, through direct exposure to sunlight, or lack of it, develop a skin color which equips them better to survive in the particular local conditions.
Too much sunlight is dangerous. Enthusiastic sunbathers with very fair skins are susceptible to skin cancer. Too little sunlight, on the other hand, leads to vitamin-D deficiency and rickets. The brown pigment melanin which is synthesized under the influence of sunlight, makes a screen to protect the underlying tissues from the harmful effects of further sunlight. If a suntanned person moves to a less sunny climate, the melanin disappears, and the body is able to benefit from what little sun there is. This can be represented as an instance of the principle of use and disuse: skin goes brown when it is “used”, and fades to white when it is not.
Câu 43: What does the passage mainly discuss?
The phrase “wither away” in line 2 is closest in meaning to____.
The word “Those” in line 3 refers to___.
Câu 46: According to the passage, men who body build____.
Câu 47: From the passage, it can be inferred that author views body building____.
Câu 48: The word “horny” in line 9 is closest in meaning to____.
Câu 49: It can be inferred from the passage that the principle of use and disuse enables organisms to____.
Câu 50: The author suggests that melanin_____.
Câu 51: In the second paragraph, the author mentions sun tanning as an example of____.
Câu 52: The word “susceptible” could be best replaced by____.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions from 53 to 54.
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 questions from 55 to 64.
Basic to any understanding of Canada in the 20 years after the Second World War is the country’s impressive population growth. For every three Canadians in 1945, there were over five in 1966. In September 1966, Canada’s population passed the 20 million mark. Most of this surging growth came from natural increase. The depression of the 1930s and the war had held back marriages, and the catching-up process began after 1945. The baby boom continued through the decade of the1950s, producing a population increase of nearly fifteen percent in the five years from 1951 to 1956. This rate of increase had been exceeded only once before in Canada’s history, in the decade before 1911 when the prairies were being settled. Undoubtedly, the good economic conditions of the 1950s supported a growth in the population, but the expansion also derived from a trend toward earlier marriages and an increase in the average size of families. In 1957 the Canadian birth rate stood at 28 per thousand, one of the highest in the world.
After the peak year of 1957, the birth rate in Canada began to decline. It continued falling until in 1966 it stood at the lowest level in 25 years. Partly this decline reflected the low level of births during the depression and the war, but it was also caused by changes in Canadian society. Young people were staying at school longer; more women were working; young married couples were buying automobiles or houses before starting families; rising living standards were cutting down the size of families.
It appeared that Canada was once more falling in step with the trend toward smaller families that had occurred all through the Western world since the time of the Industrial Revolution. Although the growth in Canada’s population had slowed down by 1966 (the increase in the first half of the 1960’s was only nine percent), another large population wave was coming over the horizon. It would be composed of the children who were born during the period of the high birth rate prior to 1957.
Câu 55: The phrase “prior to” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to __________________.
Câu 56: When was the birth rate in Canada at its lowest postwar level?
Câu 57: It can be inferred from the passage that before the Industrial Revolution __________________.
Câu 58: According to the passage, when did Canada’s baby boom begin?
Câu 59: What does the passage mainly discuss?
Câu 60: The author suggests that in Canada during the1950s __________________.
Câu 61: The word “surging” is closest in meaning to __________________.
Câu 62: The word “five” in the first paragraph refers to__________________.
Câu 63: The word “trend” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to __________________.
Câu 64: The author mentions all of the following as causes of declines in population growth after 1957 EXCEPT ___.
Part I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it
Question 1: He doesn’t have much money, so he can’t buy a luxury car.
→ If ________________________________________________________________.
he had much money, he could buy a luxury car
Question 2: “You had better go to the doctor if you have a pain in your neck, Mary”, Peter said.
→ Peter suggested________________________________________________________________.
that Mary should go to the doctor if she had a pain in her neck
Question 3: I haven’t seen him for twenty years.
→ It is _________________________________________________________________.
twenty years since I last saw him
Question 4: People believe that the man escaped in a stolen car.
→ The man is____________________________________________________________________.
believed to have escaped in a stolen car
Question 5: “Please don’t leave me!” Jenny begged her boyfriend.