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

Câu 1: Over the last few months garages__________ the price of petrol three times.

A. have risen

B. have put up 

C. raised

D. have gone up 

Câu 2: "Could I speak to Alex, please?"  "_____________________"

A. This is Joe speaking.

B. Can I take a message? 

C. Just a moment. I'm coming.

D. I'm sorry, Alex's not in.

Câu 3: We______________ on our close friend on the way here. That's why we are a bit late.

A. visited

B. dropped in

C. paid a visit

D. came across

Câu 4: It was so foggy that the drivers couldn't___________the traffic signs.

A. make out

B. break out

C. keep out

D. take out

Câu 5: Corporations have been donating more and more to______________.

A. the needy

B. the need

C. the needy people

D. the needed

Câu 6: Don't___________to conclusions; we don't yet know all the relevant facts.

A. run

B. rush

C. jump

D. hurry

Câu 7: Final years students_______________attend lectures. It's optional. 

A. mustn't

B. don't have to

C. shouldn't

D. ought to

Câu 8: If I were you, I_________________a car and have a look around the country.

A. hired

B. will hire 

C. would hire

D. could have hired 

Câu 9: He laughed in a very strange way,_______________ everyone to turn round and look. 

A. causing

B. making

C. allowing

D. attracting

Câu 10: ______________any employee be ill, they must call the office to inform their head of department.

A. Were 

B. Should

C. Had

D. If

Câu 11: I wasn't properly dressed for the party and felt______________ about my appearance.

A. embarrass

B. embarrassment

C. embarrassing

D. embarrassed

Câu 12: "It was very kind of you to help me out, John." "____________________"

A. You can say that again.

B. I'm glad you like it.

C.  That was the least I could do.

D. Thanks a million.

Câu 13: I'm sorry, but the director___________________the office.

A. already left

B. has left

C. had left

D. is leaving

Câu 14: The Citizen's Centre will give you legal advice free of____________.

A. charge

B. money

C. price

D. payment

Câu 15: The price of petrol went up only a few days after the official denial that__________an increase in the price of petrol.

A. there would be

B. there is

C. there would

D. had

Câu 16: Susan: "Sorry, Brian is not here."  Peter:"______________________________"

A. Would you like to leave a message?

B. Can I take a message then?

C. Can I speak to Brian, please?

D. Can I leave a message then? 

Câu 17: Young people______________ to succeed in life should work hard.

A. who wanting

B. want

C. wanting

D. wanted

Câu 18: He feels that his book may make people more aware_______the role our emotions play in everyday life. 

A. of 

B. with

C. about

D. in

Câu 19: James stays at home every evening____________ Friday.

A. but for

B. except

C. apart

D. without

Câu 20: ___________________________is known to be good for our health.

A. Having taken exercise

B. Exercises

C. Exercise taken

D. Taking exercise 

Câu 21: The children are so looking forward to the holiday, they can_________________wait.

A. never

B. hardly

C. rarely

D. seldom

Câu 22: If Lucy's car____________down, she would be here by now.

A. didn't break

B. hadn't broken

C. wouldn't have broken 

D. doesn't break

Câu 23: Could you phone me___________________you arrive at grandmother's so I don't worry?

A. where

B. the time

C. the moment

D. the hour

Câu 24: I can't believe that you_____________all the three exercises! You just started five minutes ago.

A. have finished

B. have been finishing

C. finished

D. are finishing 

Câu 25: Tom denied___________________for speeding and drunk driving.

A. that he had fined

B. having been fined

C. to be fined 

D. fining

Câu 26: ______________________advised on what and how to prepare for the interview, he might have got the job.

A. If he had

B. Unless he had been

C. Had he been

D. Were he to be

Câu 27: Tom: "Would you like another coffee?" Jerry: "___________________"

A. I'd love one. 

B. Me, too.

C. Very kind of your part.

D. It's a pleasure. 

Câu 28: The polar bear's_____________depends on its ability to catch fish. 

A. survival

B. survive 

C. surviving

D. survivor 

Câu 29: It was________________that I bought those books.

A. this shop

B. this shop where

C. at this shop

D. the shop  with 

Câu 30: Most headaches can_____________with aspirin unless they are severe.

A. treat

B. cure 

C. be cured

D. be treated 

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

Câu 31: Finished her household chores, Marie decided to do some shopping.

A. Finished

B. household chores

C. to do

D. shopping

Câu 32: To save money, Bill decided to live with his grandparents when attended college.

A. To save

B. to live

C. grandparents

D. when attended

Câu 33: Had the teacher realised that the students couldn't understand a him, he would speak louder.

A. Had

B. couldn't understand

C. would speak

D. louder

Câu 34: The very first night I was in Australia, I couldn't have slept until early in the morning.

A. The very first

B. I was

C. couldn't have slept

D. early in

Câu 35: Follow vaporisation, a reduction in temperature will result in condensation.

A. Follow vaporisation

B. in temperature 

C. result in

D. condensation

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 36:

A. admire

B. ambitious

C. duration

D. category

Câu 37:

A. embarrass

B. require

C. competent

D. maturity

Câu 38:

A. caution

B. complaint

C. dependent

D. computer

Câu 39:

A. suspect

B. influence

C. physical

D. character 

Câu 40:

A. emotional

B. quality

C. equality

D. controllable 

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 41: Paul fell ill, so he didn't attend the conference.

A. Paul was supposed to have gone to the conference, but he fell ill.

B. Although Paul fell ill, he didn't attend to the conference.

C. Because of he was ill, Paul didn't attend the conference.

D. Paul didn't attend the conference as a result of his ill.

Câu 42: I should really be starting my own business.

A. It's about time I be starting my own business.

B. It's high time I was starting my own business.

C. It's time for me to have started my own business. 

D. I'd rather be starting my own business.

Câu 43: Tom shouldn't have left school so early.

A. Tom left school early and that was necessary.

B. It was not necessary for Tom to leave school early.

C. It was necessary that Tom not leave school early but he did.

D. Tom had better not leave school early.

Câu 44: If it rains tomorrow, we won't go.

A. We won't go tomorrow because it will rain.

B. We may go tomorrow; it depends on the weather.

C. If it didn't rain tomorrow, we would go.

D. It might rain tomorrow so we won't go.

Câu 45: Someone stole Jim's bike yesterday.

A. Jim's bike has been stolen yesterday.

B. Jim had someone steal his bike yesterday. 

C. Jim's bike is stolen.

D. Jim had his bike stolen yesterday.

Câu 46: No matter what your requirement is, the Volvo answers it admirably.

A. The Volvo meets all your needs in life. 

B. Whatever your requirement, the Volvo meets it admirably. 

C. The Volvo gives admirable answer to all your needs.

D. The Volvo meets none of your requirements admirably. 

Câu 47: Despite the weatherman's forecast of rain for tomorrow, they will go camping.

A. They planned to go camping, but the weatherman said it would rain. 

B. The weatherman forecasted rain for tomorrow even though they are going camping. 

C. They decided to go camping because it might rain tomorrow.

D. Even though the weatherman predicted rain, they will go camping tomorrow.

Câu 48: "Why don't you ask your parents for advice?" said Tom. 

A. Tom wanted to know the reason why I don't ask my parents for advice.

B. Tom advised me asking my parents for advice. 

C.  Tom suggested to me that I ask my parents for advice.

D. Tom told me to ask my parents for advice.

Câu 49: People on Jeju Island have a unique culture. 

A.  People on Jeju Island have the same culture as other people in the world.

B. The culture of the people on Jeju Island differs from that of any people in the world. 

C. No people in the world have the same culture.

D. Only the people on Jeju Island have a unique culture.

Câu 50: "I've lost my car keys," said Peter.

A. Peter told that he had lost his car keys.

B. Peter said me that he had lost his car keys. 

C. Peter said that he has lost his car keys.

D. Peter told me that he had lost his car keys. 

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

Technology is used for the (51)__________of human needs and production is increased by technology. Science and technology, the (52)__________concerned with know-what and the latter with know-how, are continuously conditioning man's world view and have (53)__________material standards beyond any earlier vision of man's potential. However, in this science and technology are too much concerned with quantity at the expense of (54)________. Technology has made (55)_________the mass production of articles and mass production seems to have reduced the quality of goods. If a motor-car in the past was made to last, today it is made to be throw away and (56)________. While the quality in terms of new features has improved, (57)____________is of little concern to manufacturers. In their drive to expand markets and be competitive, manufacturers ignore quality and are concerned with quantity or the number of products that can be sold. Evolving technology encourages the economy of transience which is fast replacing the economy of permanence of the old world. Medical technology prolongs life and reduces the mortality rate, but the quality of life (58)________. Genetics has increased agricultural productivity, and the Green Revolution that it set in motion has resulted in high-yielding variety of wheat, rice paddy, etc., but they (59)_________the quality which the traditional variety, though low-yielding, had. Alvin Toffler in his Future Shock considers the lowering of costs of manufacture and increased demand as factors (60)__________for the sacrifice of quality. Science and technology should be concerned equally with quality and quantity. This concern is of great importance since science and technology are to make further strides.

Câu 51: _________________(51)

A. satisfaction

B. requirement

C. disappointment

D. demand

Câu 52: _________(52)

A. before 

B. older

C. former

D. first

Câu 53: __________(53)

A. raised

B. risen

C. lifted

D. aroused

Câu 54: _______(54)

A. number

B. value

C. evaluation 

D. quality

Câu 55: __________(55)

A. it possible

B. possible

C. available

D. impossible

Câu 56: ______(56)

A. replaced

B. refunded

C. repaired

D. refilled

Câu 57: _________(57)

A. endurance

B. strength

C. duration

D. durability 

Câu 58: _________(58)

A. deteriorates

B. diminishes

C. loosens

D. devastates

Câu 59: __________(59)

A. insufficient

B. shortage

C. lack

D. miss

Câu 60: __________(60)

A. used

B. responsible

C. asking

D. explaining 

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 need for a surgical operation, especially an emergency operation, almost always comes as a severe shock to the patient and his family. Despite modern advances, most people still have an irrational fear of hospitals and anesthetics. Patients do not often believe they really need surgery — cutting into a part of the body as opposed to treatment with drugs.

In the early years of the twentieth century there was little specialisation in surgery. A good surgeon was capable of performing almost every operation that had been devised up to that time. Today the situation is Crations are now being carried out that were not even dreamedof 60 years ago. The heart can be safely opened and its valves repaired. Clogged blood vessels can be cleaned out, and broken ones mended or replaced. A lung, the whole stomach, or even part of the brain can be removed and still permit the patient to live a comfortable and satisfactory life. Homiever, not every surgeon wants to, or is qualified to carry out every type of modern operation.

The scope of surgery has increased remarkably. Its safety has increased too. The hospital stay after surgery has been shortened to as little as a week for most major operations.

Many developments in modern surgery are almost incredible. They include the replacement of damaged blood vessels with stimulated ones made of plastic; the replacement of heart valves with plastic substitutes; the transplanting of tissues such as the lens of the eye; the invention of the artificial kidney to clean the blood of poisons at regular intervals and the development of heart and lung machines to keep patients alive during very long operations. All these things open a hopeful vista for the future of surgery.

One of the most revolutionary areas of modern surgery is that of organ transplants. Until a few years ago, no person, except an identical twin, was able to accept into his body the tissues of another person without reacting against them and eventually killing them. Recently, however, it has been discovered that with the use of x-rays and special drugs, it is possible to graft tissues from one person to another which will survive for periods of a year or more. Kidney's have been successfully transplanted between non-identical twins. Heart and lung transplants have been reasonably successful in animals, though rejection problems in humans have yet to be solved.

'Spare parts' surgery, the simple routine replacement of all worn-out organs by new ones, is still a dream of the distant future. As yet, surgery is not ready for such miracles. In the meantime, you can be happy if your doctor says to you. 'Yes, I think it is possible to operate on you for this condition.'

Câu 61:  Most people are afraid of being operated on_________.

A. in spite of improvements in modern surgery

B. because they think modern drugs are dangerous 

C. because they do not believe they need anesthetics

D. unless it is an emergency operation 

Câu 62: Surgeons in the early years of the 20th century, compared with modern ones,____________________.

A. had less to learn about surgery

B. need more knowledge

C. could perform every operation known today

D. were more trusted by their patients

Câu 63: Open heart surgery has been possible______________.

A. only in the last sixty years

B. from prehistoric times

C. since the nineteenth century

D. since the invention of valves

Câu 64: A patient can still live a comfortable and satisfactory life, even after the removal of_____________.

A. his brain

B. his lungs

C. a major organ such as the stomach or one lung

D. part of the stomach or the whole liver

Câu 65: Modern surgeons___________________.

A. do not like to perform operations of the new type

B. are not as highly qualified as the older ones

C. are obliged to specialise more than their predecessors

D. often perform operations which are not really needed

Câu 66: The word irrational in the passage can best be replaced by___________________.

A. logical

B. understandable

C. unreasonable

D. unusual

Câu 67: Some of the more astonishing innovations in modern surgery include__________________.

A. ear, nose and throat transplants

B. valveless plastic hearts 

C. leg transplants

D. plastic heart valves

Câu 68: The main difficulty with organ transplants is______________.

A. it is difficult to find organs of exactly the same size

B. they body's tendency to reject alien tissues

C. only identical twins can give permission for their organs to be exchanged

D. the patient is not allowed to use drugs after them

Câu 69: 'Spare parts' surgery_______________________.

A. will be available in the near future

B. is only possible for animals

C. has been replaced by modern drug treatments

D. has yet to become a reality 

Câu 70: You can be happy if your surgeon can operate because it means_______________________.

A. he thinks your condition may be curable

B. he is a good doctor

C. he knows you will survive

D. you are getting better already 

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on year answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions 

Pandemic Diseases

Diseases are a natural part of life on Earth. If there were no diseases, the population would grow too quickly, and there would not be enough food or other resources. So in a way, diseases are nature's way of keeping the Earth in balance. But sometimes they spread very quickly and kill large numbers of people. For example, in 1918, an outbreak of the flu spread across the world, killing over 25 million people in only six months. Such terrible outbreaks of a disease are called pandemics.

Pandemics happen when a disease changes in a way that our bodies are not prepared to fight. In 1918, a new type of flu virus appeared. Our bodies had no way to fight this new flu virus, and so it spread very quickly and killed large numbers of people. While there have been many different pandemic diseases throughout history, all of them have a few things in common.

First, all pandemic diseases spread from one person to another very easily.

Second, while they may kill many people, they generally do not kill people very quickly. A good example of this would be the Marburg virus. The Marburg virus is an extremely infectious disease. In addition, it is deadly. About 70-80% of all the people who get the Marburg virus die from the disease. However, the Marburg virus has not become a pandemic because most people die within three days of getting the disease. This means that the virus does not have enough time to spread to a large number of people. The flu virus of 1918, on the other hand, generally took about a week to ten days to kill its victims, so it had more time to spread.

While we may never be able to completely stop pandemics, we can make them less common. Doctors carefully monitor new diseases that they fear could become pandemics. For example, in 2002 and 2003, doctors carefully watched SARS. Their health warnings may have prevented SARS from becoming a pandemic.

Câu 71: This passage is mainly about_________.

A. how to prevent pandemic diseases.

B. pandemic diseases.

C. pandemic diseases throughout history.

D. why pandemics happen.

Câu 72: According to paragraph 1, how are diseases a natural part of life on Earth? 

A. They prevent pandemics.

B. They help control the population.

C. They help the world grow quickly.

D. They kill too many people. 

Câu 73: Based on the information in the passage the term pandemics can best be explained as_________________.

A. diseases with no cure

B. a deadly kind of flu

C. diseases that spread quickly and kill large numbers of people

D. new diseases like SARS or the Marburg virus

Câu 74: According to the passage, what causes pandemics?

A. Changes in a disease that the body cannot fight

B. Careless doctors who do not watch the spread of diseases

C. Population growth that the world cannot support

D. The failure to make new medicines

Câu 75: According to the passage, all of the following are true of the 1918 flu pandemic EXCEPT that___________________.

A. it involved a new kind of flu virus

B. it killed over 25 million people

C. it was the last pandemic in history

D. it took a little over a week to kill its victims 

Câu 76: The word it in the passage refers to________________.

A. disease

B. flu virus 

C. pandemics

D. bodies

Câu 77: Which of the following is mentioned as a common feature of all pandemic diseases?

A. They spread from people to people very slowly.

B. They may kill many people very quickly.

C. They do not kill people very quickly.

D. They kill all the victims.

Câu 78: According to paragraph 3, why hasn't t Marburg virus become a pandemic?

A. It is not a deadly disease.

B. It does not spread from person to person easily.

C. Doctors have prevented it from becoming a pandemic.

D. It kills people too quickly.

Câu 79: The word monitor in the passage is closest in meaning to____________.

A. fight

B. prevent

C. watch

D. avoid

Câu 80: The author mentions SARS in order to___________________.

A. give an example of a highly dangerous disease.

B. suggest that SARS will never become a pandemic.

C. give an example of the successful prevention of a pandemic.

D. sugguest that there may be a new pandemic soon.