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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.
Câu 6: Generally, the South of England is as ______ as the North.
Câu 7: Helen is traveling to Germany tomorrow on her first working trip and she is very excited ______ it.
Câu 8: He’d hardly finished doing his homework when you arrived, ______?
Câu 9: John: “Would you like to have a get-together with us next weekend?”Mickey: “______.”
Câu 10: Had they arrived at the shop earlier, they ______ a better selection of clothes.
Câu 11: Before you start cooking, you should gather together all the necessary ______.
Câu 12: What ______ views do Americans and Asians have about love and marriage?
Câu 13: I can’t ______ this noise any longer. I’m going to write a letter of complaint to the local authority about this problem.
Câu 14: Helen: “Would you rather go to the beach or to the mountains?”Kim: “______.”
Câu 15: George: “______.”Michelle: “Thank you for your compliment.”
Câu 16: Bill managed to get to the train station himself ______ his leg was broken.
Câu 17: Dr. Smith is the person in ______ I don’t have much confidence.
Câu 18: This director has ______ some famous films but I think this one is the best.
Câu 19: He wondered ______ his sister looked like, because they hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
Câu 20: Does Mr. Ba bring his farm ______ to the local market every day?
Câu 21: This is ______ the most difficult job I’ve ever had to do.
Câu 22: Hurry up, or they ______ serving meals by the time we get to the restaurant.
Câu 23: During the Enlightenment, the powers and uses of reason ______.
Câu 24: He is a typical ______, always looking on the bright side of everything.
Câu 25: That style of dress ______ have been designed by Titian, because it wasn’t worn till after his death.
Câu 26: Bottles of medicine must have childproof caps ______ children think medicine is candy and poison themselves.
Câu 27: My favourite team ______ 15 games so far this season, and will probably win the championship.
Câu 28: You should have ______ your composition carefully before you handed it in.
Câu 29: “Don’t worry about your necklace. Give it to me and I promise to ______ great care of it.”
Câu 30: The police are going to look ______ the disappearance of the child.
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.
Câu 31: The crew divided the life preservers among the twenty terrified passengers as the ship began to sink.
Câu 32: You must answer the police’s questions truthfully; otherwise, you will get into trouble.
Câu 33: My mom is always bad-tempered when I leave my room untidy.
Câu 34: During the earthquake, a lot of buildings collapsed, which killed thousands of people.
Câu 35: We really appreciate your help, without which we couldn’t have got our task done in time.
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.
Câu 36: The bigger of the three daily meals for most American families is dinner, served at about six o’clock.
Câu 37: The word “scuba” is actually an acronym that comes of the phrase “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus”.
Câu 38: Building thousands of years ago, the ancient palace is popular with modern tourists.
Câu 39: The old woman cannot remember the place which she kept her savings.
Câu 40: I found my new contact lenses strangely at first, but I got used to them in the end.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Câu 41: ______ for breakfast is bread and eggs.
Câu 42: Before he was 20, he developed ______ for the personal computer.
Câu 43: According to the conditions of my scholarship, after graduation, ______.
Câu 44: He has been to the school library many times ______.
Câu 45: Only after food has been dried or canned ______.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Câu 46: The test we did last time was more difficult than this one.
Câu 47: He cannot practice scuba diving because he has a weak heart.
Câu 48: She asked John to repeat what he had said.
Câu 49: People believe that neither side wanted war.
Câu 50: “No, it’s not true. I didn’t steal the money!” Jean said.
Read the following passage taken from Microsoft Encarta 2009, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 51 to 60.
Schools in the United States have not always had a large number of libraries. As (51)______ as 1958 about half of the public schools in the United States had no libraries at all. The (52)______ of public school libraries increased dramatically when the federal government passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, (53)______ provided funds for school districts to improve their education programs and facilities, including their libraries. (54)______, many educators claim that since the legislation was passed federal spending has not increased sufficiently to meet the rising (55)______ of new library technologies such as computer databases and Internet access.
Because the federal government provides only limited funds to schools, individual school districts (56)______ on funds from local property taxes to meet the vast majority of public school expenses. Therefore, the libraries of public schools tend to reflect the (57)______ capabilities of the communities in which they are located. Districts in wealthy suburbs often have fully staffed libraries (58)______ abundant resources, spacious facilities, and curricular and instructional support. In (59)______, school districts in many poor areas house their libraries in ordinary classrooms or in small rooms. The libraries in such areas are generally staffed by volunteers, who organize and (60)______ books that are often out-of-date, irrelevant, or damaged.
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Read the following passage taken from Building skills for the TOEFL iBT – Advanced by Linda Robinson Fellag, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 61 to 70.
Mickey Mantle was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He played for the New York Yankees in their years of glory. From the time Mantle began to play professionally in 1951 to his last year in 1968, baseball was the most popular game in the United States. For many people, Mantle symbolized the hope, prosperity, and confidence of America at that time.
Mantle was a fast and powerful player, a “switch-hitter” who could bat both right-handed and left-handed. He won game after game, one World Series championship after another, for his team. He was a wonderful athlete, but this alone cannot explain America’s fascination with him.
Perhaps it was because he was a handsome, red-haired country boy, the son of a poor miner from Oklahoma. His career, from the lead mines of the West to the heights of success and fame, was a fairy-tale version of the American dream. Or perhaps it was because America always loves a “natural”: a person who wins without seeming to try, whose talent appears to come from an inner grace. That was Mickey Mantle.
But like many celebrities, Mickey Mantle had a private life that was full of problems. He played without complaint despite constant pain from injuries. He lived to fulfill his father’s dreams and drank to forget his father’s early death.
It was a terrible addiction that finally destroyed his body. It gave him cirrhosis of the liver and accelerated the advance of liver cancer. Even when Mickey Mantle had turned away from his old life and warned young people not to follow his example, the destructive process could not be stopped. Despite a liver transplant operation that had all those who loved and admired him hoping for a recovery, Mickey Mantle died of cancer at the age of 63.
Câu 61: What is the main idea of the passage?
Câu 62: It can be inferred from paragraph 1 that Mantle ______.
Câu 63: According to the passage, Mantle could ______.
Câu 64: The word “this” in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
Câu 65: It can be inferred from the passage that for most Americans ______.
Câu 66: The author uses the word “But” in paragraph 4 to ______.
Câu 67: The word “fulfill” in paragraph 4 mostly means ______.
Câu 68: The word “accelerated” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 69: We can see from paragraph 5 that after his father’s death, Mantle ______.
Câu 70: Which of the following is mentioned as the main cause of the destruction of Mantle’s body?
Read the following passage taken from Cultural Guide – Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 7th Edition, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 71 to 80.
The countryside of Britain is well known for its beauty and many contrasts: its bare mountains and moorland, its lakes, rivers and woods, and its long, often wild coastline. Many of the most beautiful areas are national parks and are protected from development. When British people think of the countryside they think of farmland, as well as open spaces. They imagine cows or sheep in green fields enclosed by hedges or stone walls, and fields of wheat and barley. Most farmland is privately owned but is crossed by a network of public footpaths.
Many people associate the countryside with peace and relaxation. They spend their free time walking or cycling there, or go to the country for a picnic or a pub lunch. In summer people go to fruit farms and pick strawberries and other fruit. Only a few people who live in the country work on farms. Many commute to work in towns. Many others dream of living in the country, where they believe they would have a better and healthier lifestyle.
The countryside faces many threats. Some are associated with modern farming practices, and the use of chemicals harmful to plants and wildlife. Land is also needed for new houses. The green belt, an area of land around many cities, is under increasing pressure. Plans to build new roads are strongly opposed by organizations trying to protect the countryside. Protesters set up camps to prevent, or at least delay, the building work.
America has many areas of wild and beautiful scenery, and there are many areas, especially in the West in states like Montana and Wyoming, where few people live. In the New England states, such as Vermont and New Hampshire, it is common to see small farms surrounded by hills and green areas. In Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and other Midwestern states, fields of corn or wheat reach to the horizon and there are many miles between towns.
Only about 20% of Americans live outside cities and towns. Life may be difficult for people who live in the country. Services like hospitals and schools may be further away and going shopping can mean driving long distances. Some people even have to drive from their homes to the main road where their mail is left in a box. In spite of the disadvantages, many people who live in the country say that they like the safe, clean, attractive environment. But their children often move to a town or city as soon as they can.
As in Britain, Americans like to go out to the country at weekends. Some people go on camping or fishing trips, others go hiking in national parks.
Câu 71: We can see from the passage that in the countryside of Britain ______.
Câu 72: The word “enclosed” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 73: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an activity of relaxation in the countryside of Britain?
Câu 74: What does the word “they” in paragraph 2 refer to?
Câu 75: Which of the following threatens the countryside in Britain?
Câu 76: The phrase “associated with” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 77: According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT ______.
Câu 78: The phrase “reach to the horizon” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 79: According to the passage, some Americans choose to live in the country because ______.
Câu 80: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?