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 from 1 to 5.
Today, in many parts of the world, it is customary for people to shake hands upon meeting as gesture of good will. Originally, however, the practice of shaking hands had a more practical purpose.
Shaking hands originated in medieval times. In those days, when a man came on a stranger, he would often automatically reach for his sword with his right hand, in case he had to use the weapon to defend himself. Sometimes, both parties found themselves circling around each other, weapons in hand, until it was mutually agreed that the weapons could be laid aside. Then, the two parties extended their right hands to show they had no weapons, and clasped them. This was the beginning of the handshake.
The custom of shaking hands is not a universal one. In the Orient, people have, for centuries, clasped their own hands in front of them upon meeting to show that they held no weapons. In France, a custom developed in which people who met would kiss each other on both cheeks. The natives of some South Seas inlands greet by rubbing noses.
Câu 1: At first the purpose of shaking hands was……………..
A. to show a good relationship with each other
B. to show that there were no weapons in hands
C. to show that both parties were ready for a fight
D. a gesture of good will
Câu 2: To show that one has no intention to fight,…………….
A. shaking hands has been practiced all over the world
C. people laid aside their weapons
D. there have been various ways depending in different cultures
Câu 3: According to the passage, the practice of shaking hands…………
A. was used to extend greetings
B. used to be popular, but now it is out of date
C. is replaced by other customs in some countries
D. is considered not to be very polite
Câu 4: The word “came on” in the second paragraph can best be replaced by……
A. waited for
D. happened to meet
Câu 5: Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the handshake?
A. It is a happened for the first time very long times ago.
B. It is a gesture of good will
C. It is very popular all over the world.
D. It is one of the social customs.
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.
Câu 8: Do you remember Mr. Darnel, ______ taught us English Literature?
Câu 9: Jan didn’t fill her car up with petrol before she left, ____ was careless of her.
Câu 10: It is only recently that ballets have been based on themes ___ American life.
D. that reflected
Câu 11: I was sad when I sold my car. I _____ it for a very long time
A. am running
B. were running
C. have been running
D. had been running
Câu 12: A: ____ a am runninghappy marriage should be based on love.
B: I definitely agree!
A. I really know
B. As I see it
C. Personally, I think
D. Do you think
Câu 13: What could be more _____ than a weeding on a tropical island?
Câu 14: Can you tell me who is responsible ____ checking passport?
Câu 15: She is leaving her husband because she can not put ____ his bad temper any longer.
A. up with
Câu 16: My brother _____ for a job since he graduated from college.
A. is looking
C. was looking
D. has been looking
Câu 17: If you _____ a choice, which country would you like to visit?
B. have had
D. will have
Câu 18: “Would you like to come on a picnic with us?”
He _____ us to come on a picnic with them.
Câu 19: Happiness is something _____ money can not buy.
Câu 20: This company ___ in this town a long time ago. Now it is one of the biggest.
A. was founded
B. will be founded
C. has been founded
D. is founded
Câu 21: I am interested in natural science subjects like mathematics, physics and ____.
Câu 22: Dinner is always ready ______ I get home from school.
A. by the time
B. at the time
C. during the time
D. till the time
Câu 23: Uncle Nam is always ______ to help me with my math lesson
Câu 24: _____ allow some students from less affluent families to attend college.
Câu 25: John started his current job _____ October 10
Câu 26: With so much _____, I’m lucky to be in work
Câu 27: The last person _____ will have to turn off the lights.
A. have left
D. to leave
Câu 28: Mum is always busy _____ her work in the laboratory
Câu 29: If I had taken that English course, I _____ much progress
A. had made
B. would have made
D. would make
Câu 30: A: I’m not sure about this soup. It tastes like something’s missing.
B: _____ . It tastes fine to me.
A. You’re right
B. Oh, I don’t know
C. I couldn’t agree more
D. I don’t think so
Câu 31: “What a lovely hat you have” –“Thanks.________”
A. I’m glad you like it
B. I don’t care
C. That’s OK
Câu 32: Schooling is compulsory for all Vietnamese children _____ from six to fourteen.
C. at age
D. on age
Câu 33: It’s OK to use _____ language if you are speaking to friend.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the blanks from 35 to 39.
Around the age of eighteen, you must make one of the biggest decisions of your life. “Do I stay on at school and hopefully go on to university later? Do I have and start work or beginning a training (35)_____ ?”
The decision is yours, but it may be (36) _____ remembering two things: there is more unemployment among people who haven’t been to university, and people who have the right skills will have a big advantage in the competition for jobs. If you decide to go (37)______ into a job, there are many opportunities for training. Getting qualifications will help you to get on more quickly in many careers, and evening classes allow you to learn (38) _____ you earn. Starting work and taking a break to study when you are older is another possibility. This way, you can save up money for your student days, as well as (39)______ practical work experience.
Câu 34: (35)
Câu 35: (36)
Câu 36: (37)
Câu 37: (38)
Câu 38: (39)
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 39: She must have reason where she doesn’t want to tell.
A. must have
D. want to
Câu 40: We work with a person his name is Albert.
Câu 41: You would have met Mary if you came here yesterday evening.
Câu 42: When I entered the room, I found my young son to stand on the kitchen table
C. to stand
Câu 43: They asked me what did happened last night, but I was unable to tell them
B. did happened
D. to tell
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 44: Unless someone has a key, we can’t get into the house.
A. Getting into the house, we need a key.
B. If we need a key into the house, we can get it.
C. Unless we get into the house, we can’t get the key.
D. We can get into the house if we have a key.
Câu 45: Eight years ago we started writing to each other.
A. We have rarely written to each other for eight years
B. We wrote to each other eight years ago
C. We have been writing to each other for eight years
D. Eight years s a long time for us to write to each other.
Câu 46: People say Chinese food is the best in the world.
A. Chinese food is said to be the best in the world.
B. I agree that Chinese food is the best in the world
C. Chinese food is eaten all over the world.
D. No food in the world is eaten as much as Chinese food.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Câu 47: (48)
Câu 48: (49)
Câu 49: (50)