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 1:

A.  technological

B. punctuality

C. representative

D. characteristic

Câu 2:

A. secure

B. vacant

C. oblige

D. equip

Câu 3:

A. satisfaction

B. effectiveness

C. accountancy

D. appropriate

Câu 4:

A. fertilize

B. implement

C. prevention

D. enterprise

Câu 5:

A. accompany

B. interviewer

C. dynamism

D. comfortable

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

Câu 6: You _____the washing up. l could have done it to you

A. hadn't to do

B. needn’t have done

C. couldn’t have done

D. mustn’t have done

Câu 7: We don’t allow______ in the classroom.

A. people smoke

B. people to smoking

C. people to smoke

D. to smoking

Câu 8: You will not succeed_______ working harder.

A. unless

B. if

C. without

D. although

Câu 9: It sounds incredible; it‘s true______

A. yet

B. though

C. although

D. because

Câu 10: Not until ____home______ that he had taken someone else’s bike.

A. did he get - he realized

B. he got - did he realize

C. he got - he realized

D. he got - he did realize

Câu 11: ______the students here are serious about studying.

A. Most

B. Almost

C. Almost of

D. Most of

Câu 12: Tom: “Which is more important? Luck or effort?”Mary: “Luck is _______effort.”

A.  on the same importance

B. of the same importance as

C. the same importance as

D. as the same importance as

Câu 13:  Potential dehydration is______ that a land animal faces.

A. the often greatest hazard 

B. the greatest often hazard

C. often the greatest hazard

D. often the hazard greatest

Câu 14: Sound comes in waves, and the higher the frequency,_______

A. higher is the pitch

B. the pitch is higher

C. the higher the pitch

D. pitch is higher

Câu 15:  Study harder______

A. if you will pass the exam

B. and you pass the exam

C. unless you pass the exam

D. or you won‘t pass the exam

Câu 16: The newspaper is owned by the Mearson Group, _______chairman is Sir James Bex.

A. which

B. that

C. whom

D. whose

Câu 17:  Fire safety in family houses, ______most fire deaths occur, is difficult.

A. where

B. why

C. how

D. when

Câu 18: In order to avoid boredom. the most important thing is to keep oneself______

A. occupation

B. occupied

C. occupant

D. occupational

Câu 19: One condition of this job is that you must be______ to work at weekends.

A. acceptable

B. available

C. accessible

D. capable

Câu 20: The workers voted in favour of a(n) ________strike.

A.  interminable

B. endless

C. ceaseless

D. indefinite

Câu 21:  Our Import-Export Company Limited will have to ______sales during the coming year.

A. expand

B. enlarge

C. extend

D.   ncrease

Câu 22: Ken ________his doctor‘s advice and continued to overwork.

A. disregarded

B. disassociated

C. disowned

D. disappointed

Câu 23: Katy wanted to _____everything that had happened at the party.

A. recount

B. claim

C. talk

D. say

Câu 24: UNESCO hopes to encourage universal respect for justice, laws, human_____ and fundamental freedoms.

A. rights

B. projects

C. programs

D. protests

Câu 25: When Sarah walked into the room and greeted everyone with a cheery “hello", itseemed as if all the gloom in that place was________

A.  expelled

B. vanished

C. ejected

D. driven out

Câu 26:  It is vital that we _______a change in people’s attitude.

A. bring down

B. bring back

C. bring about

D. bring away

Câu 27: Beaches were _______as police searched for canisters of toxic waste from thedamaged ship.

A. sealed off

B. cut off

C. washed up

D. kept out

Câu 28: He just can’t ________without cigarettes.

A. make

B. do

C. pass

D. go

Câu 29: _______ that all the doors are locked before you leave, will you?

A. Looking

B. Look

C. See

D. Understand

Câu 30: Our last hope would_____ all probability evaporate.

A. on

B. in

C. of

D. for

Câu 31: ______of the financial crisis, all they could do was hold on and hope that things would improve.

A. At the bottom

B. At the height

C. On the top

D. In the end

Câu 32: The fact that trade links were well-developed at this time _______some plausibility to his opinion.

A. provides

B. supplies

C. lends

D. offers

Câu 33: When I got my case back, it had been damaged ______repair.

A. above

B. beyond

C. over

D. further

Câu 34: “A motorbike knocked Ted down.” "_______"

A. What is it now?

B. What a motorbike!

C. How terrific!

D. Poor Ted!

Câu 35: “Do you mind if I used your bike?” "________"

A. Yes, you do.

B. Yes, it’s my pleasure.    

C. No, you don’t.

D. No, you can use it.

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: Birds and bats can hear the sounds by insects and distinguish between desirable and undesirable species by the number of wing beats per second that each makes itself

A. can hear

B. species

C. that

D. itself

Câu 37: The most great trumpet player, Louis Armstrong, went from New Orleans in 1922 to join a band that helped spread jazz through phonograph recordings.

A. most great

B. spread

C. through

D. recordings

Câu 38: The 1980 saw the birth of the bicycle crazy in the United States.

A. saw

B. birth

C. of

D. crazy

Câu 39: Cancer cells are often moved from original sites to other part of the body by the blood and lymph.

A. cancer cells

B. sites

C. part

D. by the blood

Câu 40: The chance about lightning striking a building depends on its height.

A. chance about

B. striking

C. on

D. its

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.

Rock carvings suggest that Stone Age people were hunting whales for food as early as 2,200 B.C. Such _____(41) hunting is still practised today in a number of ______(42) including the Inuit people of Greenland and North America.

Whaling became big______ (43) from the seventeenth century as the _______(44) for whale bone and whale oil rose, and the humpback and sperm whales were hunted in increasingly large numbers. ________(45) just as stocks of these species began to fall, the explosive harpoon gun was ______(46) . This weapon, together with the development of steam-powered ships, enabled the whalers to hunt the fast moving fin and blue whales.

In 1905, the whaling ______(47) moved to the waters of Antarctica. The introduction of massive factory ships enabled the whales to be processed at sea. As a result. the blue whale had ________(48) disappeared by the I95os. In 1946, the International Whaling Commission was established to maintain the declining whale populations. Quotas were set but ____(49) were often ignored and the numbers continued to fall. Hunting of many species continued until 1986 when the IWC finally responded to international________(50) and a ban on commercial whaling was introduced.

Câu 41: ________(41)

A. survival

B. essential

C. basic

D. subsistence

Câu 42: ________(42)

A. groups

B. societies

C. races

D.   nationalities

Câu 43: _________(43)

A. business

B. commerce

C. trade

D. finance

Câu 44: _______(44)

A. demand

B. desire

C. request

D. reliance

Câu 45: _______(45)

A. though

B. because

C. but

D. therefore

Câu 46: ________(46)

A. invented

B. discovered

C. assembled

D. applied

Câu 47: _________(47)

A.  lines

B. troops

C. staff

D. fleets

Câu 48: _______(48)

A. virtually

B. possible

C. uniquely

D. commonly

Câu 49: _______(49)

A. things

B. these

C. those

D. there

Câu 50: _______(50)

A. reputation

B. volume

C. shame

D. pressure

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.

Pottery is the name given to all kinds of pots and utensils made from clay and other minerals when they have been “fired”, which is hardened by heat in the potter’s kiln. Articles made of pottery includes plates, cups and saucers, cooking dishes, wall and floor tiles, chemical storage jars, bathroom fittings, filters, drain pipes, electrical insulators and ornaments for the home.

Pottery is one of the oldest crafts, which began to be practised as soon as man learned to control fires. and long before the melting of metals. It enabled him from very early times to make vessels for storing and cooking food, for carrying water, and for ritual burial purposes. Early vessels were shaped by hand and probably “fired" in a big bonfire by covering them over with dried grass and dead branches, which were then set alight.

A great advance in pottery followed the invention of the potter’s wheel and the kiln. lt is not certainly known where the potter’s wheel was first used, but it is thought that by about 3,500 B.C. potters in Central Asia were using some kind of wheel. Fromthere, its use spread west and east to Egypt, Crete, China, and then to ancient Greece and Rome.

At first, the wheel was nothing more than a small disc, turned on a pivot by hand, but later it was improved by raising it and providing it with larger circular plat form near the ground as well, which could be rotated by the potter with his feet. Such a wheel was probably in use in Egypt by about 200 B.C., though this is only conjecture: but it was certainly in use in Europe at the beginning of the nineteenth century. ln the eighteen century, however, the potter’s wheel was improved so that it could be worked by a treadle, or turned by an assistant. Modern potter’s wheels are powered driven.

There are three principle ways in which articles may be made of pottery. They may be simply shaped by hand. They may be thrown on the potter‘s wheel and shaped against the spin with the finger or some scraping tool. Thirdly, the wet clay may be put in a pre-shaped “form” of plaster.

After the pots have been made, they are slowly baked in the kiln. This produces chemical changes in the clay which have a hardening effect. The time taken for firing pottery varies from 24 hours to as long as 2 weeks.

Notes:

- kiln (n): lò nung

- potter (n): thợ gốm

Câu 51: The early making of pottery_____

A. pre-dated the discovery of fire

B. post-dated the melting of metals

C. was dependent on the control of fire

D.  avoided the need for storing and treating food V

Câu 52: Before the invention of the potter’s wheel_____

A. pottery vessels are shaped by hand

B. it was impossible to make pottery vessels

C.  pottery vessels were shaped by heating in a bonfire

D.  pottery could only be obtained from Central Asia

Câu 53: The first potter’s wheel was invented______

A.  in Central Asia

B.  in Egypt

C. in ancient Greece

D. probably before 3,500 B.C.

Câu 54: The ancient Greeks and Romans______

A. did not use the potter’s wheel

B. learned about the potter’s wheel from elsewhere

C. did not make pottery

D. carried the potter’s wheel to Egypt, Crete, and China

Câu 55:  Improvements to the potter‘s wheel_______

A. came only in the twentieth century

B. have never really been successful

C.  have been concerned with motive power methods mainly

D. ceased after 200 B.C.

Câu 56: A foot-operated potter’s wheel was in use in Egypt______

A. certainly by 200 B.C.

B. probably by the beginning of the nineteenth century

C.  for a short period in the second century A.D.

D. perhaps around 200 B.C.

Câu 57: The three ways in which articles can be made of pottery are______

A. spinning, moulding, and “throwing”

B. “throwing”, hand shaping and on a wheel

C. hand shaping, “throwing” on a wheel, and moulding in a ‘“form"

D. are becoming increased sophisticated

Câu 58: The word “bonfire” is closest in meaning to______

A. oven 

B. kiln

C. outdoor fire

D. kitchen fire

Câu 59: The word “firing” could be best replaced by_______

A. shooting

B. baking

C. burning

D. covering

Câu 60: The word “spin” is nearest in meaning to______

A.  turn quickly

B. direction of turning

C. revolve

D. hand tool

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 61: She stopped asking for advice on how to lose weight.

A. She stopped to ask for advice on how to lose weight.

B. She stopped and asked for advice on how to lose weight.

C. She gave up asking for advice on how to lose weight.

D. She stopped because she wanted advice on how to lose weight.

Câu 62: I remember telling you about the due day of the exam paper.

A.  I remember to tell you when the exam paper was due.

B. I think I have told you about the exam paper’s due.

C. I think I have told you when you sit for the exam.

D. I remember I have told you when the exam paper is due.

Câu 63: Friendly though he may seem. he‘s not very trusted.

A. However he seems friendly. he’s not to be trusted.

B. However friendly he seems, he’s not to be trusted.

C. He may have friends, but he’s not to be trusted.

D. He’s too friendly to be trusted.

Câu 64: Alfred said to John. “I didn’t use your computer! Someone else did, not me."

A. Alfred told John that he hadn’t used his computer, saying that someone else had.

B. Alfred denied having used .lohn’s computer, saying that someone else had.

C. Alfred refused to use John’s computer, saying that someone else had.

D. Alfred said to John that he hadn’t used his computer, saying that someone else had.

Câu 65: I only called the police as a last resort.

A. I only called the police when it was special

B. I only called the police at last.

C. I only called the police when I had tried everything else.

D. I only called the police at the last moment.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is best built from the prompts given.

Câu 66: Rain/ every day/ have/ spend/ most/ time/ indoors.

A. It is raining every day so we had to spend most of time indoors.

B. It rained nearly every day so we had spent most of our time indoors.

C. it rained every day so we have spent most of our time indoors.

D. It rained every day so we had to spend most of our time indoors.

Câu 67: He/ catch/ red-handed/ he/ no choice/ confess.

A. He caught red-handed so he had no choice but to confess.

B. He was caught red-handed so he had no choice but confess.

C. He was caught red-handed so he had no choice but to confess

D. He was caught red-handed so he had no choice but confessing.

Câu 68: no point/ join/ club/ full/ eccentrics.

A. There is no point in joining that club because it seems to be full of eccentrics.

B. It is no point in joining that club because it seems to be full of eccentrics.

C.  There is no point to join that club because it seems to be full of eccentrics.

D.  It is no point to join that club because it seems to be full of eccentrics.

Câu 69:  When/ everyone/ seat/ lawyer/ speak.

A. When everyone was seated, the lawyer spoke.

B. When everyone seated, the lawyer spoke.

C. When everyone was seated, lawyer spoke.

D. When everyone seated, lawyer spoke.

Câu 70: Our plan/ might/ cancel/ due/ lack of funds.

A.  Our plan might be canceled due to lack of funds.

B. Our plan might canceled due to lack of funds.

C. Our plan might cancel due to lack of funds.

D. Our plan might be cancel due to lack of funds.