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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 vour answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Câu 6: Three swimmers, Paul, Ed, and Jim, ____________ now in the competition for medals.
Câu 7: It______ these questions that are difficult.
Câu 8: The facilities at the new research library, including an excellent microfilm file ________ wonderful.
Câu 9: If you _______ to my advice in the first place, you wouldn’t be in this mess right now.
Câu 10: I’m really sleepy today. I wish I ______________ Bob to the airport late last night.
Câu 11: “Shall I tell John about it?” “No, you _________ . I’ve told him already.”
Câu 12: The painting was beautiful, I stood there _______ it for a long time.
Câu 13: I’m angry because you didn’t tell me the truth. I don’t Iike __________ .
Câu 14: Jean should seriously consider ________ an actress. She is a very talented performer.
Câu 15: Shhh, I hear someone _________ in the distance. Do you hear it, too?
Câu 16: I’m sure it’s not my fault that Peter found out what we were planning. I don’t remember ______ anyone about it.
Câu 17: “I can’t remember us ever _________ ", replied the stranger.
Câu 18: Up_____ when it saw its master.
Câu 19: __________ you didn’t phone me?
Câu 20: __________ have playing cards been used for card games but also for fortune telling.
Câu 21: _______ for director must have surprised you.
Câu 22: I have told her that I am not going to go ahead with my plans _________ she may think.
Câu 23: She should have been here, but she’s ______ a terrible cough.
Câu 24: I don’t believe a word he said; I think he just made _______ the story.
Câu 25: He ________ so much harm on the nation during his regime that it has never fully recovered.
Câu 26: There was a sudden loud __________ which made everyone jump.
Câu 27: I thought you said that you vvere _____ to be in Spain this weekend.
Câu 28: I couldn’t tell what time it was because workmen had removed the _________ .
Câu 29: At the end of winter, the price of winter clothes in the shop usually __________ .
Câu 30: My father often does ______-_ with people from other countries in the region.
Câu 31: Please don’t _______ it amiss if I make a few suggestions for improvement.
Câu 32: The Prime Minister made no _________- to the incident in his speech.
Câu 33: “Don’t forget to come tomorrow.” “ ___________ ”
Câu 34: "Since everything must be ready by 6pm, we’d better hurry up.” “_________ ”
Câu 35: “Can I speak to Helen, please?” “I am __________ ."
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 36: Generally speaking, proteins that come from animal sources are complete whereas those that come from another sources are incomplete proteins.
Câu 37: In some areas, it has against the law to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.
Câu 38: The mountain sheep is known for its incredible agility, timid and ability to withstand severe cold.
Câu 39: Unlike most liquids, which contract when they solidify, water expands by nine percentage when it freezes.
Câu 40: The rate of stomach cancer is lowest in countries where people don’t eat processed meat products than in nations where such foods are consumed.
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.
Why did you decide to read this and will you keep reading to the end? Do you expect to understand every single part of it and will you remember anything about it in a fortnight’s time? Common sense (41) _________ that the answers to these questions depend on “readability’’ whether the (42) _________ matter is interesting, the argument clear and the layout attractive. But psychologists are discovering that to (43) _________ why people read, and often don’t read technical information, they have to examine so much the writing as the reader.
Even the most technically confident people often (44) _________ instructions for the video on home computer in favor of hands-on experience. And people írequently 45) __________ little consumer information, whether on nutritional labels or in the small print of a contract. Psychologists researching reading (46) _________ to assume that both beginners and competent readers read everything put in front of them from start to finish. There are arguments among them about the (47) _________ of eyes, memory and brain during the process. Some believe that fluent readers take (48) _________ every letter or word they see, others (49) _________ that readers rely on memory or context to carry them from one phrase to another. But they have always assumed that the reading process is the same: reading starts, comprehension (50) _________ then reading stops.
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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.
Paper is everywhere. We use it for homework, money, checks, books, letters, wallpaper, and greeting cards. We have paper towels, napkin plates, cups, and tissues. We print the news every day on nevvspapers. Our history and knowledge is written on paper. Without paper, our lives would be eompletely different.
From the beginning of time, people have tried to record their thoughts and lives. The earliest humans drew pictures on cave walls. Later, people use large pieces of clay to write on. Almost 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians wrote on pieces of plants called papyrus. Papyrus was used throughout the ancient world of the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Eventually, it was replaced by parchment. Parchment vvas made from animal skins. It was stronger and lasted longer than any other material.
The Chinese rrade the first reading paper in the year AD 105. They mixed tree bark and small pieces of old cloth with water. They used a screen to remove the thin, wet picce of paper. Then they let the paper dry in the sun. The Chinese kept papermakina a secret until after 751, in that year there was a war between the Chinese and the Muslims. Many Chinese papermakers were taken away from China to live in Muslim countries. The art of papermaking soon spread throughout the Muslim world. Finally, by the end of the twelfth century, papermaking reaclied Europe. The first paper made in Europe was in Spain in 1151.
The first important improvement on the Chinese method of papermaking was in France in 1798. A man named Nicholas Louis Robert invented a machine for making paper. His machine could make paper much faster than one person could by hand. However, his machine was not very successful. About ten years later, an Englishman improved on Robert's machine and began producing paper.
The most important improvement in papermaking also happened in France. A scientist observed a wasp making its nest. The wasp chewed up pieces of wood, mixed it with the chemicals in its mouth, and made a paper nest. The scientist realized that peopie could make paper from wood, too.
Finally, a machine was invented for grinding wood into pulp to use for making paper. Today, the principal ingredient in paper is wood pulp. It is made by machine. There are also other kinds of paper made from rice, wheat, cotton. corn, and other plants. Paper from wood pulp is the most common. Canada and the United States are the world leaders in paper production, due to the qưantity of wood that is available in the forests of these two countries.
Because paper is made of wood, many people are becoming concemed that too many trees are being chopped down every year in order to produce paper. Trees are an important part of the environment. As a result, many companies that produce paper are using old paper instead of new wood pulp to make paper. This method of using old products again instead of simply throwing them away is called recycling. Recycling paper helps reduce the number of trees that are used every year. Many people also try to use less paper in their daily lives. They use both sides of a sheet paper instead of just one. They use cloth handkerchiefs instead of paper tissues. There are also special containers in many schools and public places where people can put used paper instead of throwing it into the garbage can. Then this paper is collected to be recycled.
Whether we use it a little or a lot, paper has an important place in our lives. The books we read and write are made of paper. Our history and scientific and scientific inventions have all been recorded on paper. This, however, is changing. Other methods of storing information are becoming common. Computer faxes, electronic mail and the Internet are only three examples of technology that have replaced paper. Who knows, perhaps one day people will not use paper to write at all!
Câu 51: In order to record their thoughts and lives, the earliest humans ________.
Câu 52: Papyrus was_____ .
Câu 53: Parchment was used to write on because __________ .
Câu 54: The Chinese kept papermaking a secret __________ .
Câu 55: The Chinese secret of papermaking was discovered __________ .
Câu 56: The Chinese method of papermaking was first improved by _______ .
Câu 57: Paper was first made from wood pulp __________ .
Câu 58: The United States and Canada ___________ .
Câu 59: Some people think that producing a lot of paper is not good because ___________ .
Câu 60: What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct anstver to each of the questions.
In addition to the greatest ridges and volcanic chains, the oceans conceal another form of undersea mountains: the flat-topped seamount. No marine geologist even suspected the existence of these isolated mountains until they were discovered by geologist Harry H. Hess in 1946. He was serving at the time as a naval officer on a ship equipped with a fathometer. Hess named these truncated peaks after the nineteenth-century Swiss-born geologist Arnold Guyot, who had served on the faculty of Princeton University for thirty years. Since then hundreds of guyots have been discovered in every ocean but the Arctic. Like offshore canyons, guyots present a challenge to oceanograpliic theory. They are believed to be extinct volcanoes. Their flat tops indicate that they once stood above or just below the surface, where the action of waves leveled off their peaks. Yet today, by definition, their summits are at least 600 feet below the surface, and some are as deep as 8,200 feet. Most lie between 3,200 and 6,500 feet deep. Their tops are not really flat but slope upward to a low pinnacle at the center dredeing from the tops of guyots which have recovered basalt and coral rubble, and that would be expected from the eroded tops of what were once islands. Some of this material is over 80 million years old. Geologists think the drowning of the guyots involved two processes: the great weight of the volcanic mountains depressed by the sea íloor rose beneath them, and the level of the sea rose a number of times, especially when the last Ice Age ended, some 8,000 to 11,000 years ago.
- seamount (n): is a mountain rising from tlie ocean sea floor that does not reach to the water’s surface (sea level).
- guyot (n): an isolated underwater volcanic mountain (seamount), with
a flat top over 200 meters below the surface of the sea.
- pinnacle (n): the top part of a mountain.
Câu 61: What is the author’s main purpose in writing this passage?
Câu 62: The word “conceal” is closest in meaning to _________ .
Câu 63: The passage implies that guyots were first detected by means of ___________ .
Câu 64: The author indicates that Arnold Guyot __________ .
Câu 65: What does the passage say about the Arctic?
Câu 66: The author states that offshore canyons and guyots have which of the following characteristics in common?
Câu 67: According to the passage, most guyots are found at a depth of ___________ .
Câu 68: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “rubble”?
Câu 69: According to the passage, which of the following two processes were involved in the submersion of guyots?
Câu 70: According to the passage, when did sea level significantly rise?
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: On account of quarantine restrictions, they will not allow us to take our dog across the border into the country.
Câu 72: Kara will turn James down if he asks her to marry him.
Câu 73: Did you happen to run into George last week?
Câu 74: Having submitted the report, the committee adjourned until the next meeting.
Câu 75: Much as George loved traveling in Asia, he decided not to go to Indonesia because of his fears of terrorism.
Câu 76: He can’t read much about the subject before giving his speech because he was completely uninformed.
Câu 77: She is intent on going to university whether she can get her parents’ approval or not.
Câu 78: Laura has ruled out any meeting with Roger in the near futưre.
Câu 79: Francis ought to have made more effort to locate his brother.
Câu 80: It wasn’t until Becky looked out of the window and couldn't see land that she realized the boat had set sail.