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.

Câu 1:

A. enterprise

B. prevention

C. fertilize 

D. implement 

Câu 2:

A. accompany

B. comfortable

C. interview 

D. dynamism 

Câu 3:

A. effectiveness 

B. satisfaction

C. accountancy

D. appropriate

Câu 4:

A. secure

B. oblige

C. vacant

D. equip

Câu 5:

A. representative

B. characteristic

C. technological

D. punctuality

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:

She ____________  on her computer for more than two hours when she decided to stop for a rest.

A. has worked

B. has been working

C. was working

D. had been working

Câu 7:

It’s nice I am now in London again. This is the second time I  _______ there.

A. will be 

B. would be 

C. was

D. have been

Câu 8:

Realizing he got lost, he started to______ help.

A. call for 

B. call at 

C. go for

D. go to

Câu 9:

I____________ my mom by cooking dinner for her.

A. cheered up

B. looked up 

C. waited for

D. felt like

Câu 10:

He told everyone that he had flu, but in fact, he had just  a cold.

A. come up with

B. come down with

C. gone in for

D. made up for

Câu 11:

“If we can’t afford a car, we’ll just have to____ one.”

A. do with

B. put up with

C. do without

D. catch up with

Câu 12:

______________ has she behaved like that before.

A. Only by 

B. When

C. For

D. Never

Câu 13:

A good essay must ___________  contain enough interesting ideas and specific examples but also have good organization.

A. in addition

B. either

C. not only

D. as well

Câu 14:

“You should stop working too hard______ you'll get sick.”

A. or else

B. if 

C. in case

D. whereas

Câu 15:

Although he was_________ , he agreed to play tennis with me.

A. exhaustion 

B. exhausted

C. exhausting

D. exhaustive 

Câu 16:

In order to avoid boredom, the most important thing is to keep oneself _______ .

A. occupation

B. occupied

C. occupant

D. occupational

Câu 17:

Create a new___________ and put all your files into it.

A. directory 

B. direction

C. director

D. directing

Câu 18:

She was finding it difficult to stay_____ during the meeting.

A. wakening

B. wakened

C. waking

D. awake

Câu 19:

He carried a(n)____________ driving license.

A. artificial 

B. unfaithful

C.  untrue

D. false

Câu 20:

As the drug took__________ , the patient became quieter.

A. effect 

B. force

C. influence 

D. action

Câu 21:

You!re very quiet today. What have you got on your  _____ ?

A. spirit 

B. attention

C. mind

D. brain

Câu 22:

Instead of doing their own painting and papering, they hired a firm of ____________ decorators.

 

A. inside

B. inward

C. internal

D. interior

Câu 23:

- “More coffee? Anybody?”

- "_______ "

A. I don’t agree, I’m afraid

B. I’d love to

C. Yes, please 

D. It’s right, I think

Câu 24:

— “Do you like the weather here?”

—“I wish it_____ "

A. doesn't rain 

B. didn’t rain

C. won’t rain 

D. hadn’t rained

Câu 25:

- “Oh. I’m really sorry!”

-“_________ ”

A. It was a pleasure. 

B. That’s all right.

C. Thanks.

D. Yes, why?

Câu 26:

They made the fried chicken by mixing_______ flour with water, then flouring the chicken.

A. few 

B. a few

C. little

D. a little

Câu 27:

You_____________ the washing-up. I could have done it for you.

A. needn’t have done

B. hadn’t to do

C. couldn’t have done 

D. mustn’t have done

Câu 28:

______________ of the shop, my friend came in.

A. Coming out

B. On coming out

C. When coming out 

D. As I came out

Câu 29:

“Never say that again,_________ ?”

A. won't you

B. do you

C. don’t you

D. will you

Câu 30:

Widespread forest destruction______ in this particular area.

A. must have seen 

B. ought to see

C. could have seen 

D. can be seen

Câu 31:

____________ anything suspicious arise, please let me know at once.

A. Should 

B. Would

C. Can

D. Did

Câu 32:

In some countries, on moral _________  that education should not be taxed, there is no tax on books.

 

A. principle

B. idea

C. concept

D. reason

Câu 33:

Students are often advised to look at the first and last_____ of a book before attempting to read it in detail.

 

A. paragraphs

B. headings

C. chapters

D. titles

Câu 34:

He traveled__________ for 20 years and then he decided to return home.

A. farther away

B. far and wide

C. far from it 

D. farthest of all

Câu 35:

I_______________ several musicians around that time.

A. came up with

B. made friends to

C. got back to

D. made the acquaintance of

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 blanks from 36 to 45.

THE FAMILY

Statesmen define a family as “a group of individuals having a common dwelling and related by blood, adoption or marriage, (36) _____ includes common-law relationships.” Most people are born into one of these groups and (37) _____ live their lives as a family in such a group.

Although the definition of a family may not change, (38) _____ relationship of people to each other within the family group changes as society changes. More and more wives are (39) _____ paying jobs, and, as a result. the roles of husband, wife and children are changing. Today, men expect to (40) _____ for pay for about 40 years of their lives, and, in today’s marriages (41)  _____ which both spouses have paying jobs, women can expect to work for about 30 to 35 years of their lives. This means that men must learn to do their share of family tasks such as caring for the children and daily (42)  _____ chores. Children, too, especially adolescents, have to 43) _____ with the members of their family in sharing household tasks.

The widespread acceptance of contraception has meant that having (44) _____ is a matter of choice, not an automatic result of marriage. Marriage itself has become a choice. As alternatives (45) _____ common-law relationships and single-parent families have become socially acceptable, women will become more independent.

Câu 36: _____(36)

A. which

B. that

C. what

D. it

Câu 37: _____(37)

A. must

B. need

C. would

D. will

Câu 38: _____(38)

A. a

B. any

C. some

D. the

Câu 39: _____(39)

A. taking

B. making

C. keeping

D. performing

Câu 40: _____(40)

A. live

B. work

C. hope

D. ask

Câu 41: _____(41)

A. in

B. for

C. with

D. to

Câu 42: _____(42)

A. home

B. family

C. house

D.  household

Câu 43: _____(43)

A. carry

B. deal

C. cooperate

D. combine

Câu 44:

_____(44)

A. time

B. amilies

C. happiness

D. children

Câu 45: _____(45)

A. similar to

B. like

C. such as

D. or else

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 .

Since water is the basis of life, composing the greater part of the tissues of all living things, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources of flowing water are rare. And since man’s inexorable necessity is to absorb large quantities of water at frequent intervals, he can scarcely comprehend that many creatures of the desert pass their entire lives without a single drop.

Uncompromising as it is, the desert has not eliminated life but only those forms unable to withstand its desiccating effects. No moist-skinned, water-loving animals can exist there. Few large animals are found. The giants of the North American desert are the deer, the coyote, and the bobcat. Since desert country is open, it holds more swift-footed running and leaping creatures than the tangled forest. Its population is largely nocturnal, silent, filled with reticence, and ruled by stealth. Yet they are not emaciated.

Having adapted to their austere environment, they are as healthy as animals anywhere else in the world. The secret of their adjustmenl lies in the combination of behavior and physiology. None could survive if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, they went out in the midday sun, many would die in a matter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hours asleep in cool, humid burrows underneath the ground, emerging to hunt only by night. The surface of the sun-baked desert averages around 150 degrees, but 18 inches down the temperature is only 60 degrees.

Câu 46:

The title for this passage could be_______ .

A. “Desert Plants”

B. “Life Underground”

C. “Animal Lite in a Desert Environment”

D. “Man's Life in a Desert Environment”

Câu 47:

The word “tissues” in the passage mostly means_____ .

 

A. “the smallest units of living matter that can exist on their own”  

B. “collections of ceils that form the different parts of humans, animals and plants”  

C. “very small living things that cause infectious disease in people, animals and plants"

D. “the simplest forms of life that exist in air,  water, living and dead creatures and plants”

Câu 48:

Man can hardly understand why many animals live their whole life in the desert, as   _____ .

A. sources of flowing water are rare in a desert

B. water is an essential part of his existence

C. water composes the greater part of the tissues of living things 

D. very few large animals are found in the desert 

Câu 49:

The phrase “those forms’" in the passage refers to all of the following EXCEPT___ .

 

A. water-loving animals 

B. the coyote and the bobcat

C. moist-skinned animals

D. many large animals 

Câu 50:

According to the passage, creatures in the desert___ .

A. run and leap faster than those in the tangled forest

B. run and leap rnore slowly than those in the tangled forest

C. are more active during the day than those in the tangled

D. are not as healthy as those anywhere else in the world 

Câu 51:

The author mentions all the following as examples of the behavior of desert aniinals EXCEPT_______ .

 

A. they sleep during the day

B. they dig home underground

C. they are noisy and aggressive

D. they are watchful and quiet 

Câu 52:

 The word “emaciated” in the passage mostly means ______ .

A. “living or growing in natural conditions, not kept in a house or on a farm.”

B. “able to get what one wants in clever way, especially by tricking or cheating”

C. “large and strong, difficult to control or deal with”

D. “thin and weak because of lack of food and water’’

Câu 53:

According to the passage, one characteristic of animals living in the desert is that  _____ .

A. they are smaller and fleeter than forest animals

B. they are less healthy than animals living in other places

C. they can hunt in temperature of 150 degrces

D. they live in an accommodating environment 

Câu 54:

The word “burrows” in the passage mostly means ______ .

A. “places where insects or other small creatures live and produce their young”

B. “holes or tunnels in the ground made by animals for them to live in"

C. “structures made of metal bars in which animals or birds are kepf"

D. “places where a particular type of animal or plant is normally found”

Câu 55:

We can infer from the passage that_____ .

A. living things adjust to their environment

B. water is the basis of desert life

C. desert life is colorful and diverse

D. healthy animals live longer lives

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 .

Psychologists have debated a long time about whether a child's upbringing can give it the ability to do outstandingly well. Some think that it is impossible to develop genius and say that it is simply something a person is born with. Others, however, argue that the potential for great achievement can be developed. The truth lies somewhere between these two extremes.

It seems very obvious that being born with the right qualities from gifted parents will increase a child’s ability to do well. However, this ability will be fully realized only with the right upbringing and opportunities. As one psychologist says, ‘To have a fast car, you need both a good engine and fuel.”

Scientists have recently assessed intelligence, achievement, and ability in 50 sets of identical twins that were separated shortly after birth and brought up by different parents. They found that achievement was based on intelligence. and later influenced by the child’s environment.

One case involving very intelligent twins was quoted. One of the twins received a normal upbringing. and performed well. The other twin, however, was brought up by extremely supportive parents and given every possible opportunity to develop its abilities. That twin, though starting out with the same degree of intelligence as the other, performed even better.

This case reflects the general principle of intelligence and ability. The rnore favorable the environment, the more a child’s intelligence and ability are developed. However, there is no link between intelligence and the socioeconomic level of a child’s family. In other words, it does not matter how poor or how rich a family is, as this does not affect intelligence.

Gifted people cannot be created by supportive parents, but they can be developed by them. One professor of music said that outstanding musicians usually started two or three years earlier than ordinary performers. often because their parents had recognized their ability. These musicians then needed at least ten years’ hard work and training in order to reach the level they were capable of attaining.

People who want to have very gifted children are given the following advice:

•   Marry an intelligent person.

•  Allow children to follow their own interests rather than the interests of the parents.

•   Start a child's education early but avoid pushing the child too hard.

•   Encourage children to play; for example, playing with musical instruments is essential for a child who wants to become an outstanding musician.

Câu 56:

The upbringing of highly intelligent children requires ______ .

 

A. an expensive education  

B. good musical instruments

C. parental support and encouragement

D. wealthy and loving parents

Câu 57:

The word “others" used in the first paragraph refers to _______  .

A. “other people”

B. “other scientists”

C. “other children”

D. “other geniuses”

Câu 58:

When scientists studied intelligence and ability in twins, they found that  ___ .

A. ability depends mainly on intelligence and achievement

B. intelligence and development are irrelevant to ability

C. ability depends both on intelligence and on environment

D. different twins generally have different levels of ability 

Câu 59:

 Scientists chose twins for their study because ____ . 

A. each twin has the same environment as his/her twin

B. they are born into the same family, hence the same upbringing

C. they have the same economic background and hence the same opportunities

D. they have the same genetic background, usually with similar intelligence

Câu 60:

How were great musicians different from ordinary musicians in their development?

A. Their ability was realized at an early stage and then nurtured.

B. They practice playing their instruments for many years.

C. They concentrated on music to the exclusion of other areas.

D. They were exceptionally intelligent and artistic.

Câu 61:

The writer advises that gifted children should be allowed to follow ______ .

A. their own interest

B. their parents’ interests

C. only their interests in musical instruments

D. only their interests in computer games 

Câu 62:

When encouraging their gifted childrcn, parents should avoid _____ .

A. pushing their children too hard

B. letting them play their own way

C. permitting them to follow their ovvn interests

D. starting their education at an early age 

Câu 63:

The remark: “To have a fast car, you need both a good engine and fuel” in the passage means that in order to become a genius___________ .

 

A. you need to have good health and good nourishment

B. you need intelligence and you need to develop it 

C. you should try to move quickly and efficiently

D. you must nourish your brain and train your muscles hard

Câu 64:

The word “favorable" in the passage mostly means___ .

A. “good for someone and making him/her likely to be successful”

B.  “helping somebody to be more intelligent compared to other people" 

C. “of high quality or an acceptable standard”

D. “under the control or in the power of somebody else”

Câu 65: All of the following statements are true EXCEPT _______ . 

A. educational development depends completely on economic well-being

B. a child’s intelligence is influenced by that of his/her parents

C. to become successful, a child needs both native intelligence and development 

D. studying different twins is a useful scientific procedure

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Câu 66: If you have no cash, you can charge this dinner of your credit card.

A.  cash

B. this

C. of

D. credit card

Câu 67: She had to leave because she didn't see eyes to eyes with her boss.

A.  to leave

B. because

C. didn't

D. eyes to eyes

Câu 68: Do you know that there is a high rate in interest on this loan?

A. know

B. is

C. in

D. on this

Câu 69:

Students suppose to read all the questions carefully and find out the answers to them.

A. suppose

B. all the questions

C. out 

D. them

Câu 70:

With the development of the Internet and the World WideWeb, businessmen do not hardly have as much traveling as they used to.

A. development of

B. businessmen

C. hardly have

D. they used to

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Câu 71:

After seeing the movie “Pride and Prejudice",____ .

A. many people wanted to read the book

B. the reading of the book interested many people

C. the book was read by many people

D. the book made many people want to read it

Câu 72:

It is essential  _________ . 

A. that everyone to know what to do when there is a fire.

B. for everyone who knows what to do in the event of fire.

C. that everyone know what to do when there is a fire

D. for everyone knowing what to do in the event of fire

Câu 73:

The instructions from air traffic control were not fully explicit, and ____ .

A. so that the pilot made an error and crashed

B. as a result, the pilot made an error and crashed

C. therefore the pilot made it crash

D. resulting from the pilot crashing the plane 

Câu 74:

Recent evidence makes it possible for the investigators to conclude that  ____ .

A. some paintings by Rembrandt were faked

B. some paintings by Rembrandt must be faked

C. Rembrandt was attributed to some paintings

D. some paintings by Rembrandt to be faked

Câu 75:

In bacteria and other organisms,_______ .

A. it is the DNA that provides the genetic information

B. which is the DNA that provides the genes

C. the DNA providing the genetic information

D. the DNA that provides the genetic information

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct and natural combination of each pair of the sentences given.

Câu 76:

He felt very tired. However, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain.

 

A. He felt so tired that he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain.

B. Feeling very tired, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain. 

C. As a result of his tiredness, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain.  

D. Tired as he might feel, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain. 

Câu 77:

The Prime Minister set up a committee of financial experts. They were to help him discuss and formulate new policies.

 

A. The Prime Minister, who is a financial expert, set up a committee to discuss and formulate new policies.  

B. A committee consisting of financial experts was set up by the Prime Minister to help him discuss and formulate new policies.  

C. The Prime Minister, who was helped by financial experts, set up a committee to discuss and formulate new policies.  

D. A committee consisting of financial experts who were helped by the Prime Minister discussed and formulated new policies.

Câu 78:

Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment. Others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.

 

A. Arguing that new technology causes unemployment, other economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created.

B. Besides the argument that new technology causes unemployment, sorne economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created.

C. Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment whereas others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.  

D. Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment, so others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.

Câu 79:

One student failed because he completely ignored thc instructions on the paper. The instructions appeared at the top of every page.

 

A. One student failed to ignore the instructions printed at the top of every page of the paper.  

B. No matter how completely one student ignored the instructions printed at the top of every page of the paper, he failed.  

C. One student failed because he completely ignored the instructions appearing at the top of every page of the paper.  

D. Even though one student ignored the instructions printed at the top of every page of the paper, he failed.

Câu 80: