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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer that best completes each sentence or substitutes the underimed words or phrases to each of the following questions.
Câu 6: I declined the offer as I _________ it was time for me to go for a swim in the sea.
Câu 7: When they ____ home from the concert, they found that somebody _____ into it.
Câu 8: Bob was absent; he _____ sick again.
Câu 9: It is great to watch sportsmen in their national costumes ________ into the stadium.
Câu 10: A quick look would reveal that France has twice _______ computers.
Câu 11: Anyone ______ about the environment cannot ignore the facts ________ the speaker was referring.
Câu 12: _______ the government fall, the stock market will crash.
Câu 13: The twentieth century saw a rapid rise in life expectancy due to improvements in public liealth, nutrition and medicine.
Câu 14: The tiny irrigation channels were everywhere and along some of them the water was running.
Câu 15: For a decade, Barzilai has studied centenarians, looking for genes that contribute to longevity.
Câu 16: Of the two new teachers, one is experienced and ________ .
Câu 17: Women have proved repeatedly that they are equal and often superior __________ men in almost every field.
Câu 18: It is common knowledge that sportsmen __________ themselves in good form by regular swimming.
Câu 19: She was unable to warn her mother that she would be late because the telephone was _________ .
Câu 20: During the starvation, we used to keep a _________ of dried food in the factory.
Câu 21: The athletes have to put a lot of effort in this __________ as the SEA Games are Corning.
Câu 22: Mary Smith decided to give up her job for the _________ of her children.
Câu 23: The ______ source of power in 1970 was from natural gas with almost 25%.
Câu 24: I find that my work ______ so much of my time that I don’t have any free time.
Câu 25: Sue hadn't seen her brother for thirty years and _________ they recognized each other instantly.
Câu 26: The bus was so late reaching the station that I _______ missed my train.
Câu 27: The child was told to eat his vegetables, or _________ he would get no ice cream.
Câu 28: _____ the manager, she has to make many important decisions.
Câu 29: People will be able to work from home; _________ , they may still choose to go to work.
Câu 30: “Where’s Amada gone?” “ _________ ”
Câu 31: “How long did the journey take?” " __________ "
Câu 32: “Shall we leave now?” “______ ’
Câu 33: “£500 is too expensive.” " _________ "
Câu 34: “The room costs £55 a night.” " __________ "
Câu 35: “Anything else?” “______ ”
Mark the letterA, B, C or D ơn your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Câu 36: The students in the dormitories were forbidden for staying out after 11:30 p.m., unless they have special passes.
Câu 37: Of all outdoor activities, Paul likes fishing the best of all, but he doesn't enjoy cleaning the fishing rods afterwards.
Câu 38: Despite the disapnearance of the Mayan Empire, there are still Mayans in the region that they once inhabited.
Câu 39: I have got into the habit to turn on the TV as soon as I get home.
Câu 40: Commercial airliners do not fly in the vicinity of volcanic eruptions because even a small amount of volcanic ash can damage its engine.
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.
The search (41) ______ alternative sources of energy has (42) ______ in various directions. Many communities are burning garbage and other biological waste products to produce electricity. Changing waste products into gases or oil is also an efficient way to dispose of wastes.
Experimental work (43) ______ to make (44) ______ fuels from coal, or coal tars. But (45) ______ date, that process (46)_ expensive. Other experiments are (47) ______ to harness power with giant windmills. Geothermal power, heat from the earth, is also being tested.
Some experts are trying to revive hydroelectric power which derived from streams and rivers. Fifty years ago. hydroelectric power provided one third of the electricity (48) ______ in the United States, but today it supplies only 4 percent. The oceans are another potential source of energy. Scientists are studying ways to change the energy of ocean currents, tides, and waves (49) ______ electricity. Experiments are also underway to make (50) ______ of temperature differences in ocean water to produce energy.
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Read the following passage and mark the letterA, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Almon Strowger, an American engineer, constructed the fìrst automatic telephone switching system, which had a horizontal, bladelike contact arm, in 1891. The first commercial switchboard based on his invention opened in La Porte, Indiana, a year later ind was an instant success with business users. To access the system, the caller pressed button to reach the desired number and turned the handle to activate the telephone ringer. During the same year, Strowger’s step-by-step call advancement technology was implemented in the long-distance service between New York and Chicago when it proved to have the capacity of carrying signals through cable-joint extensions.
The first actual dial telephone, patented by Lee De Forest in 1907, was installed in Milwaukee in 1906. In 1912, their sound transmittal apparatus adapted an electronic tube to tunction as an amplifier. Transatlantic radio-telephone service linked New York and London in 1927. However, the long distances coaxial cable, which was hailed as unprecedented, came on the scene in 1936 connecting New York and Philadelphia. The Bell Laboratories research facility came up with the transistor to replace the cumbersome vacuum tube, thus diminishing the size of the electronic switch system to about 10 percent of that of the original. Crossbar switching, installed in tenminals in 1938, operated on the principle of an electromagnetic force, which rotated horizontal and vertical bars within a rectangular frame and brought contacts together in a split second. A technological breakthroưgh in the form of undersea cables between the United States and Havvaii was implemented almost twenty years later.
Câu 51: Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
Câu 52: The word “instant'’ in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _________ .
Câu 53: The word “implemented” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 54: It can be inferred from the passage that initially telephones __________ .
Câu 55: Why did Strowger’s switchboard find application in long-distance lines?
Câu 56: How did Lee De Forest improve the existing telephone?
Câu 57: The word “hailed” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to __________.
Câu 58: The word “cumbersome” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _________ .
Câu 59: The phrase “of that” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 60: The author of the passage implies that telephone networks expanded because 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 questions.
The Beatles became the most popular group in rock music history. This quarter of extraordinary talented musicians generated a phenomenal number of pieces that won gold records. They inspired a frenzy that transcended countries and economic strata. While all of them sang, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the majority of their songs. Originally, Lennon and five others formed a group called the Quarrymen in 1956 with Paul McCartney joining them later that year. George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, together with Stuart Sutcliffe, who played the bass guitar, and Pete Best on the drums, performed together in several bands for a few years, until they finally settled on the Sliver Beatles in 1960. American rock musicians, such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, influenced Lennoirs and McCartney's music, whose first hits consisted of simple tunes and lyrics about young love. “Love Me Do” and ‘"Please, Please Me”. The Beatles’ us tour propelled them to stardom and led to two movies “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help” filmed in 1964 and 1965. The so-called British invasion of the United States was in full swing when they took the top five spots on the single chart, followed by the release of their first film.
During the 1960s, their music matured and acquired a sense of melody. The lyrics of their songs became deeper and gained in both imagination and meaning. Their popularity conlinued to grow as the Beatles turned their attention to social problems and political issues in “Nowhere Man” and “Eleanor Rigby”. Loneliness and nostalgia come through in their ballads “Michelle” and “Yesterday", which fully displayed the group’s professional development and sophistication. Lennon’s sardonic music with lyric written in the first person, and Paul McCartney’s songs that created scenarios encouraged individuals to contribute to the character of the music produced by the group. In addition to their music, the Beatles social trend that popularized long hair, Indian musie, and mod dress.
For a variety of reasons, the musicians began to drift apart, and their last concert took place in San Francisco in 1966. The newspaper and tabloids publicized their quarrels and lawsuits, and the much idolized group finally disbanded in 1970. However, their albums had outsold those of any other band in history. Although all of the Beatles continued to perform solo or form new rock groups alone, none could achieve the recognition and success that they had been able to win together.
Câu 61: What does the passage mainly discuss?
Câu 62: According to the passage, which of the Beatles had the greatest musical talent?
Câu 63: According to the passage, how many members were in the band formed in 1956?
Câu 64: According to the passaee, the Beatles’ fame grew as a result of __________ .
Câu 65: The author of the passage implies that the Beatles ___________.
Câu 66: The author of the passage impiies that over time, the music and lyrics by the Beatles_____ .
Câu 67: According to the passage, when did the Beatles experience their greatest success?
Câu 68: The word “scenarios'’ in paragrapli 2 is closest in meaning to __________ .
Câu 69: The word “disbanded” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _______ .
Câu 70: According to the passage, how did John Lennon and Paul McCartney enhance the music of the group?
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 71: James should have been told the news a long time ago.
Câu 72: “I’ll pay back the money, Gloria,” said Ivan.
Câu 73: Please let me know if you wish to keep the books any longer.
Câu 74: If there had been fewer people in the queue, we would have waited.
Câu 75: Besides painting in oil, he also paints in water color.
Câu 76: As he grows older, he becomes increasing intelligent.
Câu 77: The man in that painting reminds me of my uncle.
Câu 78: It’s my opinion that you should take more exercises.
Câu 79: It is reported that two people were seriously injured in that accident.
Câu 80: There is no doubt that the tickets will be more expensive next month.