Read the passage and choose the correct answers:
The Hubble Space Telescope was named in honor of Edwin Hubble, a famous astronomer.
Hubble was born in 1889. His early life was quite ordinary. There is little hint of the remarkable work he would eventually do. In fact, it appeared that Hubble was destined to be an athlete. He excelled in Math, science and sports in high school. He won a scholarship to the University of Chicago, where he earned another scholarship in physics. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910. He earned degrees in both Math and astronomy. He then went to Oxford University in England to study law, not his real love, astronomy, because of a promise he had made to his father. In 1913, he earned his degree in law and returned to the U.S. to start his own law office. But after just one year, he returned to his true interest - astronomy. He earned a doctorate in astronomy in 1917, then received an invitation to work at the Mt. Wilson Observatory in California.
Hubble made four major contributions to astronomy. First, he found galaxies outside of ours. Second, he developed a way of grouping galaxies. He could determine their age, shape, brightness, and distance. By grouping galaxies, he made his third finding. He determined that galaxies are separate and take up unique areas in space. His fourth finding was his most important. He found that universe was constantly expanding or moving outward. This was a basis for the ‘Bing Bang Theory’.
Hubble received many honors and awards for his efforts; however, he never received the Nobel Prize because there was no Nobel Prize given to the field of astronomy. He died in 1953.
Câu 1: What was true about Hubble’s school days?
A. His first choice at university was law
B. He played sports badly
C. He studied science so well that he could get scholarships
D. He was expected to become an astronomer
Câu 2: Which of Hubble’s findings was a basis for ‘Bing Bang Theory’?
A. Galaxies take up unique areas in space
B. The universe expands and moves outward
C. It is possible to group galaxies.
D. There are other galaxies outside of ours.
Câu 3: What is the main idea of the passage?
A. The life and contributions of Hubble
B. The history of astronomy
C. The development of the Hubble telescope
D. Hubble’s school days
Câu 4: Hubble did not receive the Nobel Prize because
A. His contributions were not recognized
B. He had received so many awards
C. There was no Nobel Prize for astronomy
D. He did not invent the telescope
Câu 5: The word ‘destined ‘means
Câu 6: The parcel is easily broken, so you have to treat it _____.
A. with caution
B. in position
C. under attention
D. with effort
Câu 7: I ______ the sales manager now if I _______ such a terrible mistake
A. would be / didn’t make
B. will be/ haven’t made
C. would be / had not made
D. would have been/ had not made
Câu 8: The man was unconscious and we used some brandy to _______.
A. bring him round
B. put him off
C. get him back
D. get him down
Câu 9: She ________ in the mid-sentence because she was moved to tears.
A. broke off
B. put up
C. took in
D. came away
Câu 10: With the help of modern devices, those who suffer hearing or vision _____ find life easier
Câu 11: Would you please send me the latest record _____ you mentioned in the press conference?
D. of which
Câu 12: Many people get sick after ______ the fish ______ in the polluted waters.
A. they eat – catching
B. having been eaten – being caught
C. having eaten- are caught
D. eating – caught
Câu 13: My dancing instructor is very ________ and loving teacher.
Câu 14: What are you doing here? You _______ piano at this time of the day.
A. should be practicing
B. can be practicing
C. will be practicing
D. might be practicing
Câu 15: Immigrants always _________ different problems besides language
A. make up for
B. come up against
C. take up
D. break into
Câu 16: Mike agreed _________ by the reporters of The New York Times.
A. to be interviewed
B. to interview
C. to have interviewed
D. being interviewed
Câu 17: She is working for a _______ organization.
Câu 18: She ________the last flight to Hanoi tonight
B. was taking
C. will be taking
D. is taking
Câu 19: Helen left her camping _______ behind when she went camping.
Câu 20: This material is non-flammable and can stand ________ heat.
A. up for
B. up against
D. up to
Câu 21: . ____ Lake Baikal is only ____ ninth largest lake in area at 385 miles (620km) in length and 46 miles (74km) in width
A. 0 – the
B. the – a
C. a – the
D. the – the
Câu 22: The murderer was arrested and sentenced ______ life.
Câu 23: I took the shot and ________ a photograph came out of the camera.
Câu 24: The demonstrators made _______ protests against apartheid.
Câu 25: When you are in the conference room, you are asked to ________ your voice when talking.
Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different
Câu 26: (26)
Câu 27: (27)
Câu 28: (28)
Câu 29: (29)
Câu 30: (30)
Choose the best answer to fill in each blank:
Flowers (I)______ in summer and leaves gathered in autumn can be pressed and used to make beautiful designs, while larger flowers and sprays of leaves can be (II)_______ in an (III)_______ natural state by drying them, which is best done in the open air. (IV)________ of dried flowers make really beautiful winter decorations and will sometimes last for year (V)_______ end.
Câu 31: (I)
A. to be picked
B. are picked
Câu 32: (II)
Câu 33: (III)
Câu 34: (IV)
Câu 35: (V)
Identify the mistake in each of the following sentences:
Câu 36: I took an hour rewriting my essay in a more convincing way as the teacher had recommended..
D. had recommended
Câu 37: Annie, that I met in the summer camp, has become my best friend
C. has become
D. my best
Câu 38: It was not until Kate telephoned the Customer Service Assistance did she receive the refunds.
A. not until
C. did she receive
Câu 39: My father never allows me going out after 10pm even though I am now 22.
D. even though
Câu 40: I do not think you can put the washing machine here, for it takes on a lot of space.
A. do not think