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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your 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 show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Câu 6: Most greetings cards are folding and have a picture on the front and a message inside.
Câu 7: Aloha is a Hawaiian word meaning ‘love’, that can be used to say hello or goodbye.
Câu 8: The Oxford English Dictionary is well known for including many different meanings of words and to give real examples.
Câu 9: It was disappointing that almost of the guests left the wedding too early
Câu 10: When you are writing or speaking English it is important to use language that includes both men and women equally the same .
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Câu 11: The recent heavy rains have helped to ease the water ______.
Câu 12: In a formal interview, it is essential to maintain good eye ______ with the interviewers.
Câu 13: As a(n) ______ girl, she found it difficult to socialise with other students in the class.
Câu 14: He is coming ______ a cold after a night out in the rain.
Câu 15: It is interesting to take ______ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.
Câu 16: The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it ______ warmer.
Câu 17: Before going to bed, he wanted some tea but there was ______ left.
Câu 18: You should look up the meaning of new words in the dictionary ______ misuse them.
Câu 19: Television can make things memorable for the reason that it presents information ______ an effective way.
Câu 20: It was so kind of her to put me ______ while I was on a business trip in her town.
Câu 21: He didn’t know______ or stay until the end of the festival.
Câu 22: ______ smoking is a causative factor of many diseases, there is no ban on tobacco advertising.
Câu 23: Mary: “I will never go mountaineering again.” Linda: “Me ______.”
Câu 24: When Peter was a child, there ______ a cinema near his house.
Câu 25: Working as a volunteer gives her a chance to develop her interpersonal skills, promote friendship, and ______ her own talent.
Câu 26: Mary: “Thanks a lot for your help.” John: “______.”
Câu 27: My mother had to work 12 hours a day in a factory just to ______.
Câu 28: The team were eager to make ______ the loss of the previous match.
Câu 29: After the car crash last night, all the injured ______ to the hospital in an ambulance.
Câu 30: It has been suggested that Mary ______ a computer course in preparation for a steady job.
Câu 31: Tom: “When are we leaving for the concert?” Kyle : “______.”
Câu 32: Scientists have ______ a lot of research into renewable energy sources.
Câu 33: New machinery has enhanced the company’s productivity and ______.
Câu 34: The restaurants on the island are expensive, so it’s worth ______ a packed lunch.
Câu 35: The struggle for women's rights began in the century during a period ________ as the Age of Enlightenment.
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 36: The repeated commercials on TV distract many viewers from watching their favourite films.
Câu 37: As tourism is more developed, people worry about the damage to the flora and fauna of the island.
Câu 38: It is such a prestigious university that only excellent students are entitled to a full scholarship each year.
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.
Câu 39: After five days on trial, the court found him innocent of the crime and he was released.
Câu 40: Affluent families find it easier to support their children financially.
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 41: “We lost the last game because of the referee,” said the team captain.
Câu 42: I was astonished that he knew a lot about Vietnamese food.
Câu 43: Martin missed his flight because he had not been informed of the change in flight schedule.
Câu 44: “If I were you, I would not choose to write about such a sensitive topic,” the teacher said.
Câu 45: The man wore gloves in order not to leave any fingerprints.
Read the following passage on native Americans, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks from 51 to 60.
The first American immigrants, beginning more than 20,000 years ago, were intercontinental wanderers: hunters and their families following animal (51)______ from Asia to America, across a land bridge where the Bering Strait is today. (52)______ Spain’s Christopher Columbus “discovered” the New World in 1492, about 1.5 million Native Americans lived in what is now the continental United States, although estimates of the number (53)______ greatly. Mistaking the place where he landed – San Salvador in the Bahamas – (54)______ the Indies, Columbus called the Native Americans “Indians.”
During the next 200 years, people from several European countries followed Columbus across the Atlantic Ocean to explore America and (55)______ up trading posts and colonies. Native Americans suffered (56)______ from the influx of Europeans. The transfer of land from Indian to European – and later American – hands (57)______ accomplished through treaties, wars, and coercion, with Indians constantly giving (58)______ as the newcomers moved west. In the 19th century, the government’s preferred solution to the Indian “problem” was to force tribes to inhabit specific plots of land called reservations. Some tribes fought to keep from (59)______ land they had traditionally used. In many cases the reservation land was (60)______ poor quality, and Indians came to depend on government assistance. Poverty and joblessness among Native Americans still exist today.
(Extracted from InfoUSA – CD Version)
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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Câu 56: Mike graduated with a good degree. However, he joined the ranks of the unemployed.
Câu 57: Ann always keeps up with the latest fashions. She works for a famous fashion house.
Câu 58: They drove fifteen miles off the main road. Also, they had nothing to eat for the day.
Câu 59: Put your coat on. You will get cold.
Câu 60: Everyone was watching the little dog. They were greatly amused at it.
Read the following passage on commuting, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions .
Commuting is the practice of travelling a long distance to a town or city to work each day, and then travelling home again in the evening. The word commuting comes from commutation ticket, a US rail ticket for repeated journeys, called a season ticket in Britain. Regular travellers are called commuters.
The US has many commuters. A few, mostly on the East Coast, commute by train or subway, but most depend on the car. Some leave home very early to avoid the traffic jams, and sleep in their cars until their office opens. Many people accept a long trip to work so that they can live in quiet bedroom communities away from the city, but another reason is ‘white flight’. In the 1960s most cities began to desegregate their schools, so that there were no longer separate schools for white and black children. Many white families did not want to send their children to desegregated schools, so they moved to the suburbs, which have their own schools, and where, for various reasons, few black people live.
Millions of people in Britain commute by car or train. Some spend two or three hours a day travelling, so that they and their families can live in suburbia or in the countryside. Cities are surrounded by commuter belts. Part of the commuter belt around London is called the stockbroker belt because it contains houses where rich business people live. Some places are becoming dormitory towns, because people sleep there but take little part in local activities.
Most commuters travel to and from work at the same time, causing the morning and evening rush hours, when buses and trains are crowded and there are traffic jams on the roads. Commuters on trains rarely talk to each other and spend their journey reading, sleeping or using their mobile phones, though this is not popular with other passengers. Increasing numbers of people now work at home some days of the week, linked to their offices by computer, a practice called telecommuting.
Cities in both Britain and the US are trying to reduce the number of cars coming into town each day. Some companies encourage car pooling (called car sharing in Britain), an arrangement for people who live and work near each other to travel together. Some US cities have a public service that helps such people to contact each other, and traffic lanes are reserved for car-pool vehicles. But cars and petrol/gas are cheap in the US, and many people prefer to drive alone because it gives them more freedom. In Britain many cities have park-and-ride schemes, car parks on the edge of the city from which buses take drivers into the centre.
(Extracted from Oxford Guide to British and American Culture, Oxford University Press, 2000)
Câu 61: Which of the following definitions of commuting would the author of this passage most probably agree with?
Câu 62: The word “repeated” in paragraph 1 most probably means ______.
Câu 63: The passage mentions that many Americans are willing to travel a long distance to work in order to be able to live in ______.
Câu 64: Which of the following is true according to the passage?
Câu 65: Which of the following is NOT true about the London commuter belt?
Câu 66: It can be inferred from the passage that dormitory towns in Britain are places where people ______.
Câu 67: As mentioned in the passage, commuters usually ______.
Câu 68: The phrase “linked to” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 69: All of the following are measures to reduce the number of cars coming into town each day in the US and/or Britain EXCEPT ______.
Câu 70: The word “it” in the last paragraph refers to ______.
Read the following passage on learning by Mazur, James E, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions .
Learning means acquiring knowledge or developing the ability to perform new behaviors. It is common to think of learning as something that takes place in school, but much of human learning occurs outside the classroom, and people continue to learn throughout their lives.
Even before they enter school, young children learn to walk, to talk, and to use their hands to manipulate toys, food, and other objects. They use all of their senses to learn about the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells in their environments. They learn how to interact with their parents, siblings, friends, and other people important to their world. When they enter school, children learn basic academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics. They also continue to learn a great deal outside the classroom. They learn which behaviors are likely to be rewarded and which are likely to be punished. They learn social skills for interacting with other children. After they finish school, people must learn to adapt to the many major changes that affect their lives, such as getting married, raising children, and finding and keeping a job.
Because learning continues throughout our lives and affects almost everything we do, the study of learning is important in many different fields. Teachers need to understand the best ways to educate children. Psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and other human-service workers need to understand how certain experiences change people’s behaviors. Employers, politicians, and advertisers make use of the principles of learning to influence the behavior of workers, voters, and consumers.
Learning is closely related to memory, which is the storage of information in the brain. Psychologists who study memory are interested in how the brain stores knowledge, where this storage takes place, and how the brain later retrieves knowledge when we need it. In contrast, psychologists who study learning are more interested in behavior and how behavior changes as a result of a person’s experiences.
There are many forms of learning, ranging from simple to complex. Simple forms of learning involve a single stimulus. A stimulus is anything perceptible to the senses, such as a sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste. In a form of learning known as classical conditioning, people learn to associate two stimuli that occur in sequence, such as lightning followed by thunder. In operant conditioning, people learn by forming an association between a behavior and its consequences (reward or punishment). People and animals can also learn by observation - that is, by watching others perform behaviors. More complex forms of learning include learning languages, concepts, and motor skills.
(Extracted from Microsoft® Student 2009 – DVD Version)
Câu 71: According to the passage, which of the following is learning in broad view comprised of?
Câu 72: According to the passage, what are children NOT usually taught outside the classroom?
Câu 73: Getting married, raising children, and finding and keeping a job are mentioned in paragraph 2 as examples of ______.
Câu 74: Which of the following can be inferred about the learning process from the passage?
Câu 75: According to the passage, the study of learning is important in many fields due to ______.
Câu 76: It can be inferred from the passage that social workers, employers, and politicians concern themselves with the study of learning because they need to ______.
Câu 77: The word “retrieves ” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _______.
Câu 78: Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
Câu 79: According to the passage, the stimulus in simple forms of learning ______.
Câu 80: The passage mainly discusses ______.