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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 answer to each of the following questions.
Câu 6: I don’t mind wearing my big brother’s ______
Câu 7: As the managing director was dictating the letter, his secretary _____ what he was saying in shorthand.
Câu 8: - “I didn’t get the job after all.” - “Oh, _____”
Câu 9: Advertisers often aim their campaigns at young people as they have considerable spending _____.
Câu 10: A special committee was set up to _____ on the problem of football hooliganism.
Câu 11: The group’s image _____ to young people in general and the less well off in particular.
Câu 12: The old lady’s savings were considerable as she had _____ a little money each week.
Câu 13: Although it is only a small business, its _____ is surprisingly high.
Câu 14: Go on _____ the other exercise after you have finished this one.
Câu 15: They bought the children an ice cream to _____ for their disappointment.
Câu 16: My attempts to solve the problem only _____ to make it worse.
Câu 17: It’s no good _____ me of getting to figures wrong!
Câu 18: There’s no point burying our heads in the ______, is there?
Câu 19: He fell _____ his best friend over a girl they both liked.
Câu 20: - “It’s true that she’s going to leave the company.” - “_____”
Câu 21: Unsalted butter is best for this recipe, but _____ that, margarine will do.
Câu 22: His mother insisted that he _____ seriously ill and that a doctor _____ for at once.
Câu 23: Under pressure from his peers, Big Billy ______.
Câu 24: Tom made a living _____ works by famous painters.
Câu 25: How could any company use someone whose English and French are so ______?
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or the phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined in each of the following questions.
Câu 26: We left New York when I was six, so my recollections of it are rather faint.
Câu 27: My first impression of her was her impassive face
Câu 28: She wrote me a vicious letter.
Câu 29: We are very grateful to Professor Humble for his generosity in donating this wonderful painting to the museum.
Câu 30: He didn’t seem in the least concerned for her safety.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or the phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined in each of the following questions.
Câu 31: The doctor was sued for bad treatment.
Câu 32: Laws on military service since 1960 still hold good.
Câu 33: In astronomy, a scale of magnitude from one to six denotes the brightness of astar.
Câu 34: Don’t you ever mention that matter again. I will not hear anything of it.
Câu 35: It was too late to stop the panic that had resulted from the false news report.
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
For many years, scientists have speculated that the cataclysmic impact of an asteroid with the earth was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs approximately 65 million years ago. Previous discoveries and results have hinted that an asteroid two kilometers in diameter struck the Yucatan peninsula in Eastern Mexico. This impact, stronger than one thousand nuclear explosions, is speculated to have cast a cloud of dust and debris into the atmosphere, covering the entire surface of the earth and blocking out the sun and consequently lowering the surface temperature of the earth. With such a radical change in the earth’s environment, scientists believe that over 99% of all animal and plant species were eradicated. Only after millions of years did plants and animals even begin to recover. But, the reign of the dinosaurs had ended and the age of mammals had begun.
The crucial link that has held this theory together has been the element iridium. Iridium is not commonly found on either the surface of the earth or inside the crust. It is more commonly found in asteroids or meteorites throughout the solar system. Scientists have hypothesized that after the asteroid impacted the earth, an even layer of iridium sediment settled over the globe and eventually became part of its surface. The theory, of course, has depended on the discovery of such an existing layer of iridium.
Unfortunately scientists have never been able to offer absolute proof that this asteroid impact ever occurred. Recently, however, a discovery may go a long way toward validating these scientists’ theories. In 1996, a team of marine biologists excavated samples of rock from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean just the coast of Bermuda. Found thousands of meters below the sea, these samples contain iridium similar to those found in the Yucatan peninsula thousands of kilometers away. At first, scientists were skeptical whether the samples were from the same time period. But since carbon dating placed them to 65 million years ago, their doubts were quickly alleviated. Since then many of the other theories for the demise of the dinosaur have been finally laid to rest.
Câu 36: This passage mainly discusses a theory about _____.
Câu 37: According to the passage, approximately how large was the asteroid that scientists believe truck the Earth?
Câu 38: The word “hinted” is closest in meaning to _____.
Câu 39: The word “cast” is closest in meaning to _____.
Câu 40: What can be inferred from the passage about asteroid impact mentioned italicized words?
Câu 41: The word “reign” is closest in meaning to _____.
Câu 42: The word “It” refers to _____.
Câu 43: What does the third paragraph of the passage mainly discuss?
Câu 44: According to the passage, the iridium found beneath the ocean floor near Bermuda _____.
Câu 45: The paragraph following the passage probably discusses _____.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Câu 46: Fire blight, a common disease of apples and pear trees, can sometimes be controlled with an antibiotic spray.
Câu 47: The Franklin stove, which became common in the 1780s, burned wood more efficient than an open fireplace.
Câu 48: jewelry is made of plastic, wood, or inexpensive metal, and they may be set with semiprecious or imitation stones.
Câu 49: The main rotor and tail rotor of a helicopter make the same job as the wings, propellers, and rudder of an airplane.
Câu 50: Natural resources provide the raw material are needed to produce finished goods
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 .
While many nineteenth-century reformers hoped to bring about reform through education or by eliminating specific social evils, some thinkers wanted to start over and remake society by founding ideal, cooperative communities. The United States seemed to them a spacious and unencumbered country where models of a perfect society could succeed. These communitarian thinkers hoped their success would lead to imitation, until communities free of crime, poverty, and other social ills would cover the land. A number of religious groups, notably the Shakers, practiced communal living, but the main impetus to found model communities came from nonreligious, rationalistic thinkers.
Among the communitarian philosophers, three of the most influential were Robert Owen, Charles Fourier and John Humphrey Noyes Owen, famous for his humanitarian policies as owner of several thriving textile mills in Scotland, believed that faulty environment was to blame for human problems and that these problems could be eliminated in a rationally planned society. In 1825 he put his principles into practice at New Harmony, Indiana. The community failed economically after a few years but not before achieving a number of social successes. Fourier, a commercial employee in France, never visited the United States. However, his theories of cooperative living influenced many Americans through the writings of Albert Brisbane, whose Social Destiny of Man explained Fourier-ism and its self-sufficient associations or “phalanxes”. One or more of these phalanxes was organized in every Northern state. The most famous were Red Bank, New Jersey, and Brook Farm, Massachusetts. An early member of the latter was the author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Noyes founded the most enduring and probably the oddest of the utopian communities, the Oneida Community of upstate New York. Needless to say, none of these experiments had any lasting effects on the patterns of American society.
Câu 51: The main topic of the passage is _______.
Câu 52: Which of the following is NOT given in the passage as one of the general goals of communitarian philosophers?
Câu 53: The Shakers are mentioned in line 6 as an example of_______.
Câu 54: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word impetus in line 7?
Câu 55: The “phalanxes” described in the second paragraph were an idea originally conceived by_______.
Câu 56: Why does the author mention Nathaniel Hawthorne in line 18?
Câu 57: Which of the following communities lasted longest?
Câu 58: The word oddest in line 19 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
Câu 59: The author implies that, for readers, the conclusion of the passage is __________ .
Câu 60: Why did the author probably divide the passage into two paragraphs?
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 question 61 to 70.
OLD AND ACTIVE
It is well known that life expectancy is longer in Japan than in most other countries. A (61) ______ report also shows that Japan has the longest health expectancy in the world . A healthy long life is the result of the improvement in social environment. Scientists are trying to work (62) ______ exactly what keeps elderly Japanese people so healthy, and whether there is a lesson to be learnt from their lifestyles for the rest of us. Should we (63) ______ any changes to our eating habits, for instance, or go jogging each day before breakfast? Is there some secret (64) ______ in the Japanese diet that is particularly (65) ______ to the human body?
Another factor (66) ______ to the rapid population aging in Japan is a decline in birthrate. Although longer life should be celebrated, it is (67) ______ considered a social problem. The number of older people had doubled in the last half century and that has increased pension and medical costs. The country could soon be (68) ______ an economic problem, if there are so many old people to be looked after, and relatively few younger people working and paying taxes to support them.
(69) ______ the retirement age from 65 to 70 could be one solution to the problem. Work can give the elderly a (70) ______ of responsibility and mission in life. It’s important that the elderly play active roles in the society and live in harmony with all generations.
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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: _____ in science was important for Faraday.
Câu 72: ____ covered by the sea, which occupies 71 percent of the earth.
Câu 73: _____ so incredible is that it can grow 385 miles of roots in four months, or about 3 miles in a day.
Câu 74: These photographs will show you ______.
Câu 75: _____ was lowered to the sea bed in a glass container to make observations is debated.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to the original sentence in each of the following questions.
Câu 76: Scientists say forests are being destroyed by air pollution.
Câu 77: She has no voice in this matter.
Câu 78: Choosing a suitable job is really important to adolescents.
Câu 79: “Sorry, Madam. Looking after the garden is not my duty.”
Câu 80: Much as he loved her, he couldn’t forgive her for what she had done.