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 1 to 10.

Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (1)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (2)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.

When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (3)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.

Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (4)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (5)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (6)______ to slow down erosion.

Even where the land is (7)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (8)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (9)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (10)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

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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 .

It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.

Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.

Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department. In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated.

Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.

I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

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It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.

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The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.

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The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.

Câu hỏi số 14:

While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.  

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In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.

Câu hỏi số 16:

The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.

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All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.

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It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.  

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It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.

Câu hỏi số 20:

What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?

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 . 

In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.

Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.

Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.

In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.

Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.

Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.

Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

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Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?

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Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.

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The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.  

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The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.

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The passage is intended to present ______.

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Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?

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In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.

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The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.

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Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?

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According to the passage, which of the following is true?

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

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In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of the SEA region.

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Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the 2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.     

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The team leader demanded from his team members a serious attitude towards work  , good team spirit, and that they work hard.

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After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced that your analyses were correct    .

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In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.

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

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It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.

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Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.

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Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?

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I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.

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Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.

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______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.

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The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.  

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Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.  

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“The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.

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Margaret: "Could you open the window, please?" Henry: " ______."

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They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.

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As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.

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We ______with a swim in the lake.

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The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.

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If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?

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Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.” Salesgirl: “______”

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She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.

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Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.

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Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.

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______ broken several world records in swimming.

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Ben: "______" Jane: "Never mind."

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All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.

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Bill: “Can I get you another drink?” Jerry: “______.”

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Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.

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Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.

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______I might, I couldn’t open the door.

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We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.

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“You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”

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______he does sometimes annoys me very much.

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Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!” Jennifer: “______”

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.

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It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.

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“Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.

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Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

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They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.

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Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.

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The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.

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“We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.

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When I arrived, they were having dinner.

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Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish- speaking countries.  

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"Would you like some more beer?" he asked.

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.

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