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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012(Chu Văn An – Thái Bình) MÔN TIẾNG ANH( 17/5/2012) THỜI

GIAN : 90’ Find the word with stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question A. gravity B. professor C. pyramid D. colorful A. industrial B. exhibition C. preparation D. decoration A. brilliant B. insect C. lunar D. proceed A. reference B. important C. refusal D. decision A. repetitious B.curriculum C. historical D. grammatical

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Choose the best options to complete the sentences. 6. The letter _________ me of the theft hadn‟t been signed. A. to accuse B. accused C. accusing D. that accuse 7. Had they arrived at the shop earlier, they_____ a better selection of clothes. A. would be finding B. will have found C. will find D. would have found 8. ________________an emergency arise , call 911 A. Should B. Can C. Does D. Will 9. A: Could I speak to Susan please? B: _____________ . A. Talking B. Speaking C. Calling D. Answering 10. Having opened the bottle, _____________ for everyone. A. The drink was poured B. Mike poured the drink C. Mike pouring the drink D. The drink was being poured 11. The house is found ___________________down A. to burn B. burning C. having burned D. to have been burned 12. Please look through these papers ... your pleasure A. on B. in C. for D. at 13. His job is …. A. driving a bus B. a bus driver C. bus driving D. a driver of a bus 14. Granny is completely deaf. You‟ll have to … allowance for her A. bring B. take C. make D. find 15. Nothing can ____________ the loss of the child. A. make up with B. make up for C. do with D. come up with 16. „‟ Would you mind turning down your stereo ?‟‟ - “ …….” A. I‟m really sorry! I „m not paying attention B. Oh! I‟m sorry! I didn‟t realize that C. No. I don‟t D. Yes, I do 17." Can you ____me a favor , Bill ? " Peter said . A. get B. do C. put D. make 18.I will recommend _____to the director . A. the student to speak B. that the student speaks C. that the student speak D. that the student speaking . 19. _______ that he had no choice but to leave early. A. In such a situation did he find himself B. In such a situation he found himself C. He found himself in a situation where D. He found himself in a so embarrassing situation 20. Make sure that you pick up your tickets ____advance . A. in B. of C. on D. at . 21. Melanie was ______pain ,but she couldn't use the painkiller she had at home because it was _______date . A. in - out of B. at - outside C. for - under D. with - up to . 22. I __________ this letter while I was tidying up. A. came by B. brought in C. brought back D. came across

Many political radicals advocated that women should not be discriminated on the basic of their sex. Rather than disturb the meeting. celebrates D. I left without saying goodbye. 41. John. being told D. to teach 33. makes B. he jumped for joy.The success of the party was mainly due to the presence of several_______ . statement D.minded 36. just have got D. to repair the swimming pool A. The meeting was disturbed as I left saying goodbye. can't have forgotten B. A. as she heard D. they were not happy. He is very_______ . 42. if he has not gone D. a whole 32. but _______ . has done anything C. has anything been done D.I should very much like to have gone to that party of theirs. balance C. cleaned well C. changed completely B. rightly claimed C. A. just has got 27. might not have been C. __________ married. celebrations B. A. No sooner _________the news than she fainted. A. I had expected .His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else's point of view. A. If you hadn‟t watched that late movie last night. a universal D. overdraft 34. A. publicly supported 35.Jane wasn't in when I arrived. who I had expected . A. telling 39. teach B. The whole village was wiped out in the bombing raids. C.. has there anything been done 24. narrow. A. have just got B.George wouldn't have met Mary_______ to his brother's graduation party. having B. They were as wealthy as they were happy. A. she had heard 31. A. A. he was told C. be taught D. that I had expected it D.John has a monthly bank _______ sent to him so that he knows how much there is his account. I will not be invited 40. Even though D. A. Mogie‟s brother always managed to find it. Only in the last few days . celebrities C. must have forgotten Choose from four alternatives (A. I left without saying goodbye as I didn‟t want to disturb the meeting. may forget D. celebrated 37. . A. has just got C. destroyed completely D. must forget C. kind . I'm not invited B. A. had he not gone C. they were far from happy. A. if he shouldn't have gone B. No matter 30.On _______ he had won.23. A. Wealthy as they were. I suggest that the doctor _________ up his mind without delay.Nowadays children would prefer history _______ in more practical ways. a thorough B. wouldn‟t have been B. open . Although they were wealthy. C. she heard B. 25. My old friend and colleague. wouldn‟t be D. C. Much as B. I suppose she _______ I was coming.. The problem ________never occurred . A. make C. absent . I have not been invited C. B. However C. where he tried to hide his favourite jacket. A.minded D. openly criticized B.The doctor gave the patient _______ examination to discover the cause of his collapse. I was not invited D. They were not happy as they were wealthy B. B. an exact C. cheque B. wouldn‟t have been being 26.hearted B. hadn't he gone 38.minded C. or D) which you think that is closest meaning to the sentence above. had she heard C. you ________ sleepy now. publicly said D. C. I would rather disturb the meeting than leave without saying goodbye. anything has been done B. A. removed quickly 29. I had expected it B. is to make 28. made D. to be taught C. I disturbed the meeting because I said goodbye D.

Everybody has heard about the Internet. many departments don‟t want to share their specialist knowledge with others. Nora (A)hardly never misses( B)an opportunity(C) to play (D)in the tennis tournaments Read the following passage and mark the letter A. He was seen (A)enter the house (B)at midnight. It absorbs heat radiation from the earth and its atmosphere. do you know what an “intranet” is? It is this: just as the Internet connects people around the world. which B. regardless (55) _______ where it comes from. to B. Consequently 59. When I arrived. However B. A. enjoy B. They will definitely be successful C. intranets make use of the same software programs as the Internet to (52) _______ computers and people. information B. take C. (58) _______. people can get the information they need. Another problem which often occurs is (59) _______ top managers like to use the intranet to “communicate down” rather than to “communicate across”. Even if they were wealthy. share D. D. jointed C. introduce 53. The intranet is (57) _______ to share their information with other people. with D. 50. 49. is said 54. A. is thought to act like the glass of a greenhouse. But an intranet should (56) _______ important information which people need to make decision about new products. I arrived. A. what D. That is. A. It‟s very likely that they will succeed B. This (53) _______ that you do not have to buy a lot of additional programs to set up an intranet service. Luckily C. then choose the correct answer. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In this way. so he (C)shouldn‟t say he didn‟t (D)do it. B. (A)Never before(B) I have seen a man who (C)enjoyed being (D)lied to. bring 57. properties C. it C.D. D. indicates B. parts 55. distinguish D. likely D. provide B. willing C. single D. A. going B. happened 58. divide Read the passage carefully. contact B. (A)It‟s thirty years (B)since this(C) thirty-storeys building (D)was built. He wanted to invite me for something to drink. A. they were having lunch. If your intranet is working properly. B. A. C. When they start having their lunch. . compare C. of course. They ate their lunch as soon as I arrived. heats that otherwise would dissipate into space. 48. intranets connect people within a (51) _______ company. We insist on (A)you (B)leaving the meeting( C)before any( D)further outbursts take place . that 60. large 52. “Would you like something to drink?” he asked. on C. He asked me would like something to drink. 51. 44. branch B. He asked me if I wanted something to drink. 45. A. In fact. A. He offered me something to drink. . which is primarily a result of mankind's burning of fuels. C. A. Unfortunately D. of 56. It‟s not very likely that they will succeed D. they use the intranet to give orders. give D. Their chances of success are small. means D. A. costs and so on. or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the numbered blanks. A. 43. C. be used for unimportant information like office memos or canteen menus. I came in the middle of their lunch. elements D. it can link together a huge amount of (54) _______ which is stored in different places in the company. 47. is C. Scientists have agreed that carbon dioxide is increasing but there has been uncertainty . A. B. not to (60) _______ information between themselves and others working in the same organization. They won‟t have any chances of being successful Identify the underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be corrected 46. I came to their invitation to lunch. The possibility that the greenhouse effect could alter the earth's temperature has been debated for many years. they were not happy. A company intranet can. provide C.

the building of greenhouse. 66. It regards it as an established scientific fact. Fewer than estimated in USA Today C. Telecommunicating is a form of computer communication between employees‟ homes and offices. : What does the scientific community think about the greenhouse effect? A. the trend does not appear to be as significant as predicted when Business Week published "The Portable Executive" as its cover story a few years ago. change simply takes time. global temperatures. at least. past increase in carbon dioxide volume and global temperatures have often not corresponded. It is also true that employees who are given the option of telecommuting are often reluctant to accept the opportunity. These executives claim that supervising the telecommuters in a large work force scattered across the country would be too difficult. A. A. greenhouse affects the earth's temperature significantly. B. C. they never really get away from the office. D. C. the lack of interaction with a group B. the building of fossil fuels. 65. Some people feel that even when a space in their homes is set aside as a work area. Why hasn't telecommuting become more popular? Clearly. B. C. the glass of greenhouses has reduced the need to burn fuel. thereby complicating the manager's responsibilities. The principal consequence of the greenhouse effect is assumed to be an increase in _______ . it is difficult to locate and identify carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 64. B. D. The author mentions all of the following as concerns of telecommuters EXCEPT_______ . But in addition.7 million telecommuters. there has been active resistance on the part of many managers. It considers it a promising scientific issue. The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to produce the greenhouse effect by _______ . 61. If the machine can communicate over telephone lines. A. But although the numbers are rising annually. being widely used for agricultural purposes in greenhouse. 63.about whether temperatures are also increasing. B. It sees it as a useful agricultural technique. the opportunities for advancement 67. One thing that all atmospheric scientists apparently agree about is that _______ . the fact that the work space is in the home D. when the work is completed. It can be inferred from the passage that the author is _______ . It finds it an important mechanism for removing carbon dioxide from greenhouse. Most people feel that they need regular interaction with a group. systems for managing them are not yet developed. A. D. or. . then choose the correct answer. employees can dial the office computer from a distant site and transmit the material to their employers. More than predicted in Business Week B. B. global temperatures are continually rising. For employees whose jobs involve sitting at a terminal or word processor entering data or typing reports. How many American workers are involved in telecommuting? A. Fewer than last year 68. the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing. preventing heat radiation from escaping the earth's atmosphere. being burned on the ground. Doubts about the greenhouse effect seem to center on the fact that_______ . the location of the computer is of no consequence. 62. D. and many are concerned that they will not have the same consideration for advancement if they are not more visible in the office setting. D. the sun's radiation reaching earth. C. Read the passage carefully. A recent survey in USA Today estimates that there are appoximately 8. More than 8 million D. the earth is steadily cooling down. dissipation into outer space. The major difficulty in accepting the greenhouse effect has been the absence of observed warming coincident with the historic carbon dioxide increase. the different system of supervision C. growing produce in greenhouses has been only marginally profitable. C. A.

A. mention D. the coding system is the language __(74)__ English or Spanish. a reporter 69. correspondence 73. consideration C. recognize C. alteration B. A. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage? A. An overview of telecommuting D. more formal signals may be needed. participation 70. as well D. the convention that one person speaks at __(75)__ time may seem too obvious to __(76)__ In fact. that B. all 76. the signals __(77)__ in conversations and meetings are often __(78)__ For example. opposition IX. announcer B. being used B. either B. interrupt C. A. interfere 80. A. verbal 79. The failure of telecommuting B. as 75. a statistician B.A. a C. A definition of telecommuting D. alike D. the B. I reply to you and __(71)__. exchange B. A. these ----. Two-way __(72)__ depends on having a coding system that is understood by both sender and __(73)__. In speech. using 78. Choose the word or phrase (A. versus C. the manager of a group of telecommuters D.THE END ----- . communication C. judge 77. that people use C. so on B. and an agreed convention about signalling the beginning and end of the message. interchange B. catching the chairman's eye may indicate the desire to speak in a formal setting like a debate. a sharp intake of breath may signal the desire to __(79)__. When __(80)__ visual signals are not possible. formal C. C or D) that best fits the blank space in the following passage. messenger D. The word "resistance" could best be replaced by_______ . A. a clenched fist may indicate anger. A. a telecommuter C. receiver C. A. A. Face-to-face conversation is a two-way process: You speak to me. transmitter 74. one D. informal B. are used D. intercept D. 71. interchange D. those C. notice B. like C. their D. The advantages of telecommuting C. B. etc 72. lowering the pitch of the voice may mean the end of a sentence. non-verbal D. A. A.

that the student speak D. industrial B. that the student speaks C. has there anything been done . take C. get B. decoration 19. make up with u v C.outside C.ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012(Chu Văn An – Thái Bình) Find the word with stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question 17. the student to speak B. they_____ a better selection of clothes. that accuse 23. You‟ll have to … allowance for her A. He found himself in a so embarrassing situation 32. Please look through these papers . will find D. accusing D. has done anything C. insect C. Nothing can ____________ the loss of the child. would be finding B. at 28. in B. Make sure that you pick up your tickets ____advance . burning C. I‟m really sorry! I „m not paying attention Oh! I’ s y! I didn’t liz th t C. with . has anything been done D. at . Calling D. put D. A. gravity B. come up with 31. reference B. A. A. to burn B. grammatical Choose the best options to complete the sentences. I do 17. pyramid D. I don‟t D. A. 33.under D. The drink was poured B.“ ……. would have found 24. preparation D. „‟ Would you mind turning down your stereo ?‟‟ .” A. The letter _________ me of the theft hadn‟t been signed. anything has been done B. on B. A. Yes. A.. to repair the swimming pool A. proceed 20. find 30. your pleasure A. important C. brought back D.. Mike poured the drink C. exhibition C. A. a driver of a bus 29. a bus driver C. having burned D. A. came by B. bring B. Answering 25. accused C. colorful 18. A. in C. will have found C. for . lunar D.out of B. Mike pouring the drink D. professor C. _____________ for everyone.I will recommend _____to the director . to have been burned 27. brilliant B. A. Only in the last few days . decision 21. In such a situation did he find himself B. Talking B. do C. refusal D. The house is found ___________________down A. A. _______ that he had no choice but to leave early." Can you ____me a favor .up to . do with D. I __________ this letter while I was tidying up. He found himself in a situation where D. that the student speaking . 22. A. of C. His job is …. A.curriculum C. No. make D. repetitious B.. 31. for D. A. A: Could I speak to Susan please? B: _____________ .. in . bus driving D. The drink was being poured 26. on D. In such a situation he found himself C. A. to accuse B. Had they arrived at the shop earlier.but she couldn't use the painkiller she had at home because it was _______date . make 18. Melanie was ______pain . brought in C. Having opened the bottle. Granny is completely deaf. Bill ? " Peter said . A. at . 34. A. came across 35. Speaking C. driving a bus B. historical D.

B. A. had she heard C. celebrates D. have just got B. is to make 40. they were far from happy. wouldn‟t be D. C. he was told C. A. . John. open . teach B.minded C. she had heard 31.I should very much like to have gone to that party of theirs. having B. celebrated 37. I had expected . 81. He is very_______ . publicly supported 35. as she heard D. I came to their invitation to lunch. rightly claimed C. A. I suppose she _______ I was coming. I'm not invited B. 41. I have not been invited C.John has a monthly bank _______ sent to him so that he knows how much there is his account.On _______ he had won. overdraft 34.hearted B. makes B. has just got C.His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else's point of view. A. I disturbed the meeting because I said goodbye D. cleaned well C. I suggest that the doctor _________ up his mind without delay.The doctor gave the patient _______ examination to discover the cause of his collapse. if he shouldn't have gone B. A. A. My old friend and colleague. A th u h l n B. cheque B. __________ married.Nowadays children would prefer history _______ in more practical ways.The success of the party was mainly due to the presence of several_______ . I would rather disturb the meeting than leave without saying goodbye. may forget ust h v h h n forgotten Choose from four alternatives (A. make C. balanceC st t nt n s n nh n D. They were not happy as they were wealthy B. a whole 32. 37. made D. they were having lunch. A.minded 36. they were not happy. Rather than disturb the meeting. Even if they were wealthy. destroyed completely D. he jumped for joy.George wouldn't have met Mary_______ to his brother's graduation party. The whole village was wiped out in the bombing raids. They were as wealthy as they were happy. A. telling 39. be taught D. I will not be invited 40. When I arrived. just has got 39. to be taught C. w uldn’t h v n B. might not have been C. if he has not gone D. C. A. Although they were wealthy. I left without saying goodbye. wouldn‟t have been being 38. They ate their lunch as soon as I arrived. but _______ . openly criticized B. to teach 33. they were not happy. A. 82. hadn't he gone 38. being told D. A. Wealthy as they were.Jane wasn't in when I arrived. who I had expected . A. had he not gone C. The problem ________never occurred . B. A. No sooner _________the news than she fainted. must forget C. celebrities C.36. publicly said D. A. a universal D. celebrations B. The meeting was disturbed as I left saying goodbye. A. or D) which you think that is closest meaning to the sentence above. C. just have got D. A. an exact C. that I had expected it D. kind . you ________ sleepy now. narrow. A. she heard B. removed quickly 41.minded D. I had expected it B. can't have forgotten B. I was not invited D. I l t with ut s yin d y s I didn’t w nt t distu th tin C. absent .Many political radicals advocated that women should not be discriminated on the basic of their sex. changed completely B. D. If you hadn‟t watched that late movie last night. A.

Scientists have agreed that carbon dioxide is increasing but there has been uncertainty about whether temperatures are also increasing. enjoy B. This (53) _______ that you do not have to buy a lot of additional programs to set up an intranet service. regardless (55) _______ where it comes from. (A)It‟s thirty years (B)since this(C) thirty-storeys building (D)was built. (A)Never before(B) I have seen a man who (C)enjoyed being (D)lied to. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. bring 96. 100. 83. Nora (A)hardly never misses( B)an opportunity(C) to play (D)in the tennis tournaments Read the following passage and mark the letter A. not to (60) _______ information between themselves and others working in the same organization. A. Unfortunately D. I came in the middle of their lunch. It‟s very likely that they will succeed B. 87. . intranets make use of the same software programs as the Internet to (52) _______ computers and people. provide B. 90. compare C. A. willing C. A. indicates B. It absorbs heat radiation from the earth and its atmosphere. They will definitely be successful C It’s n t v y li ly th t th y will su d D. He was seen (A)enter the house (B)at midnight. A. A. He asked me would like something to drink. heats that otherwise would dissipate into space. distinguish D. provide C. : What does the scientific community think about the greenhouse effect? A. means D. B. take C. However B. We insist on (A)you (B)leaving the meeting( C)before any( D)further outbursts take place . A. The possibility that the greenhouse effect could alter the earth's temperature has been debated for many years. be used for unimportant information like office memos or canteen menus. Luckily C. or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the numbered blanks. intranets connect people within a (51) _______ company. It regards it as an established scientific fact.C. of course. share D. which B. Another problem which often occurs is (59) _______ top managers like to use the intranet to “communicate down” rather than to “communicate across”. jointed C. do you know what an “intranet” is? It is this: just as the Internet connects people around the world. A. A. elements D. D. is C. contact B. it C. is said 93. is thought to act like the glass of a greenhouse. A. A. information B. properties C. Consequently 98. Their chances of success are small. many departments don‟t want to share their specialist knowledge with others. 84. . parts 94. In this way. D. A company intranet can. When they start having their lunch. to B. In fact. people can get the information they need. what D. on C. He wanted to invite me for something to drink. with D. so he (C)shouldn‟t say he didn‟t (D)do it. Everybody has heard about the Internet. 88. C. 86. If your intranet is working properly. A. that 99. happened 97. likely D. large 91. it can link together a huge amount of (54) _______ which is stored in different places in the company. single D. But an intranet should (56) _______ important information which people need to make decision about new products. costs and so on. they use the intranet to give orders. He asked me if I wanted something to drink. (58) _______. give D. They won‟t have any chances of being successful Identify the underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be corrected 85. He offered me something to drink. A. branch B. introduce 92. which is primarily a result of mankind's burning of fuels. The intranet is (57) _______ to share their information with other people. going B. That is. 89. then choose the correct answer. B. “Would you like something to drink?” he asked. I arrived. of 95. C. divide Read the passage carefully. The major difficulty in accepting the greenhouse effect has been the absence of observed warming coincident with the historic carbon dioxide increase. .

A. The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to produce the greenhouse effect by _______ . the lack of interaction with a group B. A. and many are concerned that they will not have the same consideration for advancement if they are not more visible in the office setting. For employees whose jobs involve sitting at a terminal or word processor entering data or typing reports. Why hasn't telecommuting become more popular? Clearly. B. One thing that all atmospheric scientists apparently agree about is that _______ .7 million telecommuters. dissipation into outer space. The author mentions all of the following as concerns of telecommuters EXCEPT_______ . It considers it a promising scientific issue. Some people feel that even when a space in their homes is set aside as a work area. D. How many American workers are involved in telecommuting? A. the different system of supervision C. a reporter . A recent survey in USA Today estimates that there are appoximately 8. at least. Fewer than estimated in USA Today C. 105. the trend does not appear to be as significant as predicted when Business Week published "The Portable Executive" as its cover story a few years ago. preventing heat radiation from escaping the earth's atmosphere. D. 102. A. employees can dial the office computer from a distant site and transmit the material to their employers. B. D. the building of greenhouse. being widely used for agricultural purposes in greenhouse. they never really get away from the office. C. greenhouse affects the earth's temperature significantly. or. 101. there has been active resistance on the part of many managers. C. A. when the work is completed. B. the opportunities for advancement 106. It can be inferred from the passage that the author is _______ . More than 8 million D. the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing. Doubts about the greenhouse effect seem to center on the fact that_______ . 104. Most people feel that they need regular interaction with a group. D. Read the passage carefully. The principal consequence of the greenhouse effect is assumed to be an increase in _______ . the earth is steadily cooling down. D. then choose the correct answer. being burned on the ground. growing produce in greenhouses has been only marginally profitable. past increase in carbon dioxide volume and global temperatures have often not corresponded. More than predicted in Business Week B. it is difficult to locate and identify carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It sees it as a useful agricultural technique. the sun's radiation reaching earth. 103. global temperatures. B. C.B. It finds it an important mechanism for removing carbon dioxide from greenhouse. systems for managing them are not yet developed. It is also true that employees who are given the option of telecommuting are often reluctant to accept the opportunity. the fact that the work space is in the home D. the building of fossil fuels. a telecommuter C. These executives claim that supervising the telecommuters in a large work force scattered across the country would be too difficult. Telecommunicating is a form of computer communication between employees‟ homes and offices. global temperatures are continually rising. the manager of a group of telecommuters D. change simply takes time. the glass of greenhouses has reduced the need to burn fuel. Fewer than last year 107. But although the numbers are rising annually. C. A. C. A. But in addition. the location of the computer is of no consequence. If the machine can communicate over telephone lines. a statistician B. thereby complicating the manager's responsibilities.

Choose the word or phrase (A. A. interchange B. opposition IX. that B. mention D. intercept D. announcer B. B. one D. When __(80)__ visual signals are not possible. correspondence 112. more formal signals may be needed. a clenched fist may indicate anger. Two-way __(72)__ depends on having a coding system that is understood by both sender and __(73)__. consideration C.108. their D. The word "resistance" could best be replaced by_______ . etc 111. 110. as well D. The advantages of telecommuting C. catching the chairman's eye may indicate the desire to speak in a formal setting like a debate. A. alike D. receiver C. a C. the B. A. the signals __(77)__ in conversations and meetings are often __(78)__ For example. all 115. participation 109. either B.THE END ----- . using 117. A. exchange B. like C. A. these ----. A definition of telecommuting D. formal C. A. A. and an agreed convention about signalling the beginning and end of the message. judge 116. The failure of telecommuting B. messenger D. A. communicationC. informal B. C or D) that best fits the blank space in the following passage. non-verbal D. as 114. versus C. A. the convention that one person speaks at __(75)__ time may seem too obvious to __(76)__ In fact. transmitter 113. so on B. recognize C. A. interrupt C. Face-to-face conversation is a two-way process: You speak to me. interchangeD. that people useC. the coding system is the language __(74)__ English or Spanish. those C. are used D. I reply to you and __(71)__. lowering the pitch of the voice may mean the end of a sentence. In speech. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage? A. being used B. a sharp intake of breath may signal the desire to __(79)__. A. An overview of telecommuting D. alteration B. verbal 118. interfere 119. notice B.