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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 indicate the correct one to complete each of the following sentences.
Câu 6: Some great men have had ________ school records.
Câu 7: He has been in ________ ever since he was convicted of taking bribes.
Câu 8: Now that they have read it in ________, they believe me.
Câu 9: The number of learners of English________in recent years.
Câu 10: When you have a small child in the house, you ________ leave small objects lying around. Such objects ________ be swallowed, causing serious injury or even death.
Câu 11: Mike: “Do I still have to change my clothes?” Bate: “________ .”
Câu 12: The rumors go that Jason will be arrested. He is said ________ a bloody robbery.
Câu 13: It was the job of the security guard to ________ anyone suspicious hanging around the restaurant while the president was dining inside.
Câu 14: Nuance: “Is there anything I can do for you, sir?” Rue: “________ .”
Câu 15: Sarah is a young girl with ________ and a straight nose.
Câu 16: In the ________of security, personnel must wear their identity badges at all time.
Câu 17: By 2050, medical technology ________ many diseases.
Câu 18: Lindy: “Do you mind the window being open?” Maya: “________, it’s much too cold.”
Câu 19: He has been waiting for this letter for days, and at ________ it has come.
Câu 20: Neither of them will be treated preferentially, ________?
Câu 21: The salary of a computer programmer is ________ a teacher.
Câu 22: By the gate________ .
Câu 23: ________, he can never follow me.
Câu 24: ________, John that she talked about him all the time.
Câu 25: The smell was so bad that it completely ________ us off our food.
Câu 26: Mohandas K. Gandhi, ________ Mahatma, lived a noble life of poverty to work for independence.
Câu 27: ________ his assistance in those days, I would not be so successful now.
Câu 28: There is no chance of you getting the promotion after only two months working here, ________ the great work you have done.
Câu 29: I tried to talk to her, but she was as high as a ________ .
Câu 30: Vietnam’s Got Talent is the game show that has taken audiences ________ .
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the italic part in each of the following questions
Câu 31: He didn’t bat an eye when he realized he failed the exam again.
Câu 32: The notice should be put in the most conspicuous place so that all the students can be well-informed.
Câu 33: I think we have solved this problem once and for all.
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 34: Unless the two signatures are identical, the bank won’t honor the check.
Câu 35: Strongly advocating health foods, Jane doesn’t eat any chocolate.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct sentence which is closest in meaning to each of the ones given before.
Câu 36: Because the evidence was withheld, the prisoner was found guilty.
Câu 37: He needn’t have borrowed all of that money to buy a new car, because his new job provided him with one.
Câu 38: What the politician was saying fell on deaf ears last night.
Câu 39: It is believed that the man escaped in a stolen car.
Câu 40: Should you persist in your defiance of instructions, disciplinary action will be taken.
Câu 41: The band had to cancel quite a new of their concerts that had been announced before they began their tour.
Câu 42: The teacher gave us permission to leave the room.
Câu 43: The Prime Minister is unlikely to call an early general election.
Câu 44: “Make good use of your time. You won’t get such an opportunity again.”
Câu 45: "Why don’t you participate in the volunteer work in summer?" said Sophie.
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.
The stylistic innovation in painting known as Impressionism began in the 1870’s. The Impressionists wanted to depict what they saw in nature, but they were inspired to portray fragmentary moments by the increasingly fast pace of modern life. They concentrated on the play of light over objects, people, and nature, breaking up seemingly solid surfaces, stressing vivid contrast between colors in sunlight and shade, and depiction reflected light in all of its possibilities. Unlike earlier artists, they did not want to observe the world from indoors. They abandoned the studio, painting in the open air and recording spontaneous Impressions of their subjects instead of making outside sketches and then moving indoors to complete the work form memory.
Some of the Impressionists’ painting methods were affected by technological advances. For example, the shift from the studio to the open air was made possible in part by the advent of cheap rail travel, which permitted easy and quick access to the countryside or seashore, as well as by newly developed chemical dyes and oils that led to collapsible paint tubes, which enabled artists to finish their paintings on the spot.
Impressionism acquired its name not from supporters but from angry art lovers who felt threatened by the new painting. The term “Impressionism” was born in 1874, when a group of artists who had been working together organized an exhibition of their paintings in order to draw public attention to their work. Reaction from the public and press was immediate, and derisive. Among the 165 paintings exhibited was one called Impression: Sunrise, by Claude Monet (1840-1926), viewed through hostile eyes, Monet’s painting of a rising sun over a misty, watery scene seemed messy, slapdash, and an affront to good taste. Borrowing Monet’s title, art critics extended the term “Impressionism” to the entire exhibit. In response, Monet and his 29 fellow artists in the exhibit adopted the same name as a badge of their unity, despite individual differences. From then until 1886 Impressionism had all the zeal of a “church”, as the painter Renoir put it. Monet was faithful to the Impressionist creed until his death, although many of the others moved on to new styles.
Câu 46: What aspect of painting in the nineteenth century does the passage mainly discuss?
Câu 47: The word “depict” is closest in meaning to ___________ .
Câu 48: According to the passage, which of the following was one of the distinguishing characteristics of Impressionist painting?
Câu 49: Which of the following is a significant way in which Impressionists were different from the artists that preceded them?
Câu 50: The word “advent” is closest in meaning to___________ .
Câu 51: The exhibition of paintings organized in 1874 resulted in all of the following EXCEPT ___________ .
Câu 52: The word “affront” is closest in meaning to___________ .
Câu 53: The rejection of the Impressionist exhibition by critics was caused by which of the following?
Câu 54: The author mentions Renoir to give an example of an artist who___________ .
Câu 55: The word “others” refers to___________ .
Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
Câu 56: Students suppose to read all the questions carefully and find out the answers to them
Câu 57: The salad tasted so well that my brother returned to the salad bar for another helping.
Câu 58: Individuals with chronic liver disease is gravely at risk for premature death, heart seizures, strokes as well as hypertension, jaundice, and malnutrition.
Câu 59: I would rather that they do not travel during the bad weather, but they insist that they must return home today.
Câu 60: Each year, tourists from all over the world travel to Poland to visit a birthplace of Frederic.
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
Newspaper publishers in the United States have long been enthusiastic users and distributors of weather maps. Although some newspapers that had carried the United States Weather Bureau's national weather map in 1912 dropped it once the novelty had passed, many continued to print the daily weather chart provided by their local forecasting office. In the 1930's, when interest in aviation and progress in air-mass analysis made weather patterns more news worthy, additional newspapers started or resumed the daily weather map. In 1935, The Associated Press (AP) news service inaugurated its Wire Photo network and offered subscribing newspapers morning and afternoon weather maps redrafted by the AP's Washington, B.C., office from charts provided by the government agency. Another news service, United Press International (UPI), developed a competing photo-wire network and also provided timely weather maps for both morning and afternoon newspapers. After the United States government launched a series of weather satellites in 1966, both the AP and UPI offered cloud-cover photos obtained from the Weather Bureau. In the late 1970's and early 1980's, the weather map became an essential ingredient in the redesign of the American newspaper. News publishers, threatened by increased competition from television for readers' attention, sought to package the news more conveniently and attractively. In 1982, many publishers felt threatened by the new USA Today, a national daily newspaper that used a page-wide, full-color weather map as its key design element. That the weather map in USA Today did not include information about weather fronts and pressures attests to the largely symbolic role it played. Nonetheless, competing local and metropolitan newspapers responded in a variety of ways. Most substituted full-color temperature maps for the standard weather maps, while others dropped the comparatively drab satellite photos or added regional forecast maps with pictorial symbols to indicate rainy, snowy, cloudy, or clear conditions. A few newspapers, notably The New York Times, adopted a highly informative yet less visually prominent weather map that was specially designed to explain an important recent or imminent weather event. Ironically, a newspaper's richest, most instructive weather maps often are comparatively small and inconspicuous.
Câu 61: What does the passage mainly discuss?
Câu 62: The word ‘resumed’ is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 63: According to the passage, one important reason why newspapers printed daily weather maps during the first half of the twentieth century was __________ .
Câu 64: What regular service did The Associated Press and United Press International begin to offer subscribing newspapers in the 1930’s?
Câu 65: The phrase ‘attests to’ is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 66: The word ‘others’ refers to __________ .
Câu 67: The word ‘drab’ could best be replaced by __________ .
Câu 68: In contrast to the weather maps of USA Today, weather maps in The New York Times tended to be __________ .
Câu 69: The word ‘prominent’ is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 70: The author uses the term ‘Ironically’ to indicate that a weather map’ s appearance __________ .
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.
In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase in research into happiness. The researchers have (71) ............ a number of factors which contribute to a definition of happiness.
First of all, there is, in some people, a moderate genetic predisposition to be happy, in other words, happiness (72) ............ in families. And happiness seems to correlate quite strongly with the main dimensions of personalities: extroverts are generally happier, neurotics are less so.
Second, people often (73) ............ good social relations as a reason for their happiness. In particular, friends are a great (74) ............ of joy, partly because of the agreeable things they do together, partly because of the way friends use positive non-verbal signals such as caressing and touching, to affirm their friendship. Marriage and similar (75) ............relationships can also form the basis of lasting happiness.
Third, job satisfaction undoubtedly (76) ............ overall satisfaction, and vice versa – perhaps this is why some people are happy in boring jobs: it works in both ways. Job satisfaction is caused not only by the essential nature of the work, but also by social interactions with co-workers. Unemployment, on the contrary, can be a serious cause of unhappiness.
Fourth, leisure is important because it is more under individual (77)............than most other causes of happiness. Activities (78) ............ sport and music, and participation in voluntary work and social clubs of various kinds, can give great joy. This is partly because of the (79) ............ themselves, but also because of the social support of other group members – it is very strong (80)............ the case of religious groups.
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