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NM HC 2012-2013
MN THI: Ting Anh - LP 12 Ph thng

Ngy thi: 31/3/2013

Thi gian lm bi 180 pht, khng k thi gian giao

Bng s:
Ch k gim kho 1: ..............................................................
Bng ch: ................................ Ch k gim kho 2: ...............................................................


- thi gm 06 trang, th sinh lm bi trc tip vo thi.

- Th sinh khng c s dng bt c ti liu no k c t in.


I. You will hear a student and an advisor talking about the facilities at the college. Listen carefully and
answer questions from 1 to 5. You will hear the information twice. (5 pts)
1. If the student has to get medicines, theres a prescription charge of _____.
A. 6.15
B. 6.50
C. 5.16
D. 5.60
2. Where is the student living at the moment?
A. at a hotel
B. at a hostel
C. in the Sport Centre D. at his own apartment
3. Counseling service is on the _____.
A. North Campus
B. Central Campus
C. South Campus
D. West Centre
4. If the student wants to make a note, the number is _____.
A. 09100625913
B. 90100625913
C. 09100762593
D. 09007625913
5. The fee you have to pay to get a pass is _____.
A. 12
B. 22
C. 32
D. 42
II. You will hear part of a lecture on Wildlife. Listen carefully and answer questions from 1 to 10.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/or A NUMBER for each answer. You will hear the information twice. (10 pts)
The European Starling.
(1) ___________________.
black or grey, white spots.
Nesting sites:
Trees and (2) _________________.
(3) _________________ and fruit.
Natural range:
British Isles, Finland
British Isles, Finland: in decline
USA: (4) _________________ birds
Some of the problems created by large numbers of starlings.
On wildlife:
They compete with other species for (5) _________________ places.
On agriculture: They feed on (6) _________________ crops.
They cause (7) _________________.
On human life: They may cause (8) _________________.
Possible solutions.
There are (9) _________________ approaches in theory. The best one, of course, is (10)


I. Choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences by circling A, B, C or D. (10 pts)
1. Preparing for a job interview can be _____, particularly when you are called for the first interview.
A. stressful
B. tired
C. convenient
D. suitable
2. The Red List - a global list of endangered and vulnerable animal species - has been introduced to _____ peoples
awareness of conservation needs.
A. rise
B. raise
C. draw
D. arise
3. As the human population grew and weapons became more advanced, elephants were _____ greater threat.
A. in
B. of
C. beyond
D. under
4. In the future, office will go _____ with the result that paper will almost completely disappear.
A. electric
B. electricity
C. electronic
D. electrify
5. Lets _____ the place; it looks so gloomy and unpleasant.
A. miss
B. abandon
C. depart
D. disappear
6. Mary's mother _____ her against taking too much luggage on her trip.
A. warned
B. recommended
C. encouraged
D. reprimanded
7. The context _____ you learn something can affect how well you remember it.
A. which
B. in which
C. on which
D. that
8. The Chinese widen their eyes to politely express anger, _____ the Europeans regard this expression as a sign of
A. though
B. however
C. where
D. whereas
9. The curriculum at the public school is as good ______ of any private school.
A. or better than
B. as or better than that C. as or better that
D. as or better than those
10. Some people dont agree with _____ very young and pretty criminals.
A. committing
B. enforcing
C. imprisoning
D. offending
II. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. (5 pts)
a. Im sorry I (1. not be) _____ in when you came round. I would like (2. see) _____ you .
b. It was our fault to keep Jane (3. wait) _____ so long. We (4. inform) _____ her in advance.
c. The number of students (5. attend) _____ English courses (6. probably reduce) _____ next year.
d. I'm sorry; we seem (7. run) _____ out of coffee. We (8. have) _____ some tea instead?
e. Just relax, Anthony. As soon as your sprained ankle (9. heal) _____, you can play soccer again. At this time next
week, you (10. play) _____ soccer again.
Your answers:
1. _________________________
3. _________________________
5. _________________________
7. _________________________
9. _________________________

2. _________________________
4. _________________________
6. _________________________
8. _________________________
10. ________________________

III. Supply the correct form of the words in brackets. (10pts)

Most of us want to be healthy all our lives. Doctors say that to achieve this, (1. prevent) _____ is better than
cure, so they advise us to avoid certain (2. active) _____ like smoking, (3. excess) _____ drinking or taking certain
substances such as drugs, to eat (4. sense) _____, to take plenty of regular and demanding exercise, and, of
course, to live in clean, hygienic conditions.
(5. Fortunate) _____, many of us have difficulty following this very good advice. Exercise, for example, can be
boring, time-consuming and (6. convenience) _____. Even worse, some of our favorite foods like beef - burgers,
(7. can) _____ drinks, ice-creams and crisps are the (8. health) _____ ones, and some things that young people
often really enjoy, like bungee jumping, car racing and (9. parachute) _____ are among the most (10. excite)
_____ things we can do, though, of course, they can be dangerous. What's better, live now and pay later or play it

Your answers:
1. _________________________
2. _________________________
3. _________________________
4. _________________________
5. _________________________

6. _________________________
7. _________________________
8. _________________________
9. _________________________
10. ________________________

IV. Each of the sentences below contains ONE mistake. Underline the mistakes and correct them. (5 pts)
Your answers:
1. The rhinoceros is known for its distinctively horns, which continue to grow
throughout the animals lifetime.
2. Thanks to timely actions, some elephant populations, especially that in
southern Africa, have recovered over the last decade.
3. I have bought a present for my mother, and now I need some wrapped paper.


4. Joel giving up smoking has caused him to gain weight and become irritable with _________________
his acquaintances.
5. If you choose to work in Nepal, you will find a well - establishing programme,
especially in the capital Kathmandu.


V. Complete the following dialogue. (5 pts)

Town Information Office, Brighton, Sussex
Tourist: Good morning. Could you suggest what we could visit here? Are there any old buildings, for example?
Officer: Well, theres the Royal Pavilion. Its very famous.
Tourist: It sounds interesting. (1) ___________________________________________________________?
Officer: Take the number 14 bus from here; it goes straight there.
Tourist: How often does it run?
Officer: At a quarter to and quarter past four.
Tourist: (2) ____________________________________________________________________________?
Officer: Oh, it only takes about 10 minutes, so its not far.
Tourist: (3) ____________________________________________________________________________?
Officer: Every day, including weekends. Opening hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
Tourist: (4) ____________________________________________________________________________?
Officer: No, not very. It costs 200 for adults and 50p for children.
Tourist: Thats a lot. Weve got three children.
Officer: Well, why dont you get a family ticket? Thats much cheaper.
Tourist: (5) _____________________________________________________________________________
Officer: Youre very welcome. Goodbye.
I. Fill in each numbered space with ONE appropriate word. (10 pts)
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez died from respiratory problems, (1) ____________ 58. He had been
seriously ill with cancer for over a year. (2) ____________ had been much speculation over whether or not he would
regain his health to resume his presidential duties. Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro informed the nation
on Tuesday evening, (3) ____________ Venezuelans that Mr. Chavez had died, "after battling a tough (4)
____________ for nearly two years." Maduro speculated that Chavez's cancer was started by foul play. He said:
"We have (5) ____________ doubt that Commandant Chavez was attacked with this illness. We don't have a single
doubt. The established enemies of our land specifically tried to (6) ____________ the health of our leader."

Hugo Chavez was a highly popular leader in his country (7) ____________ continually championed the causes
and rights of the poor. He redirected significant sums from the country's considerable oil revenues into social welfare
programmes. He became famous for his fiery speeches, (8) ____________ those attacking the USA. He (9)
____________ several controversial attacks on the president George W. Bush, whom he labeled a devil. Mr.
Maduro led a call for Venezuelans to celebrate Chavez, saying: "We're going to grow, we're going to get past this.
Have a lot of courage. Stay strong, be strong. Let his name rise up. Let's praise Hugo Chavez." He added: "Those
who die (10) ____________ life can't be called dead."
II. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer by circling A, B, C or D. (10 pts)
It is easy in these days for a boy or a girl to have a book to enjoy. Today books are light and (1) _____. Try to
imagine a time when there were no books. There was (2) _____ a time.
When man first began to draw, he used the walls of his caves; later he made marks on (3) _____ other objects
such as large pieces of stone and bricks of clay. (4) _____ time, man thought of using the smooth sides of animal
hides to write on. You see, paper did not yet exist. Without paper, books (5) _____ we know them could not be made.
Paper was first produced by the Egyptian many hundreds of years ago. At that time there grew in the valley of
the Nile River in Egypt a reedy plant (6) _____ the papyrus. In endeavoring to find material suitable (7) _____
writing, the Egyptian found a (8) _____ to use this plant. The stem of the plant, especially its center or pith, was cut
up and laid out in layers which were processed by soaking, pounding, and drying into thin, flexible, writing (9) _____.
A wonderful development of great importance to mankind had been (10) _____.
1. A. portable
2. A. in fact
3. A. endless
4. A. Without
5. A. as
6. A. called
7. A. with
8. A. method
9. A. plates
10. A. made

B. transferable
B. really
B. variety
B. With
B. like
B. calling
B. for
B. way
B. sheets
B. reached

C. moveable
C. such
C. numerate
C. In
C. which
C. known
C. of
C. technique
C. blocks
C. done

D. transportable
D. indeed
D. numerous
D. On
D. that
D. addressed
D. in
D. manner
D. patches
D. realized

III. Read the passage below and choose the correct answer by circling A, B, C or D. (5 pts)
Children across the street were celebrating the fall of the first snowflake. This was what Nadia longed for but she
was not like them. She was not allowed to play in the snow.
Nadias parents were slaves. They worked for Mr. and Mrs. Flinch who had made it clear that Nadia must not be
near their children. She longed to learn to read and write. Every morning, she would hear the children talking
excitedly about school. They dressed well unlike Nadia. She had scruffy clothes and unkempt hair. Whenever she
tried to neaten herself, her parents would quickly stop her and admonish her. She did not belong to the upper
Nadia heard the key turning in the lock. She jumped up in anticipation of what her parents would have. Their
employers were kinder during winter and Nadia would sometimes be lavished with the childrens old clothes and food.
Nadia saw her parents faces as they entered. They were beaming with delight. Almost falling out of their hands
was a whole turkey! Nadia could not believe her eyes. The turkey would last for days. She would not have to scrimp
on the leftovers that she usually had.
The snow couldnt wait. All she wanted to do was taste the succulent turkey.
1. Nadia wished that she could _____.
A. look at snow
B. talk to the children C. touch the snow
D. play with the children
2. It was easy to tell that Nadia was not in the upper class because ______.
A. she had long hair
B. she did not know where the school was

C. her clothes were dirty

D. her parents were afraid of Mr and Mrs Flinch
3. Nadia wanted to go to school so as to _____.
A. talk to the children
B. meet the teachers
C. be able to get out of the house
D. be literate
4. Nadia jumped up as she _____.
A. was very hungry
B. knew that her parents would have something for her
C. needed new clothes for winter
D. wanted to ask her parents if she could go to school
5. The first thing that Nadia thought of when she saw what her parents had brought home was _____.
A. how long the turkey would last
B. how kind Mr and Mrs Flinch were
C. the type of leftovers she had been eating D. her parents had not let her down
IV. Choose the most appropriate heading from the list A - G for each part (1- 5) of the article. There is one
extra heading which you do not need to use. The first has been done as an example. (5 pts)
List of Headings
A. Stay calm
C. Vary the way you revise
E. Write down the main points
G. Set yourself targets

B. Be organized
D. Remembering the difficult bits
F. Reward yourself


0 ___G___
Its always good to know what youre aiming for, so that you know if and when you get there. By having an aim for
each week, or even each day, it will help you check your progress and show you if you need to change your plans.
1. _____
Rather than have to work through masses of notes every time you revise something, try noting down the things you
want to remember on a piece of paper. It doesnt seem as much to learn that way, but it makes sure you dont miss
out anything important. Once youve learnt the main points, rewrite them on another piece of paper without looking
at your notes.
2. _____
There is nothing worse than being disorganized. If you have a plan and stick to it, you wont end up cramming all
your revision into the last few hours!. Make a list of your exams and what you need to learn beforehand, and then
drew up a timetable covering all the topics. You can then work out what you need to do on a weekly basis and when
you are going to do it.
3. _____
By now youll probably have discovered the method of revision which suits you best. But now and then it might be
helpful to try a different method. You could try working with a group of friends, or using a different book which covers
things from a new angle. Whatever it is, just try something different occasionally.
4. _____
Some things are almost impossible to remember, so you may need to do something unusual to help you remember.
Try writing them down in large letters and bright colors and sticking them on the fridge, on a mirror or on the
bathroom door. Try recording them onto a cassette and keep playing it back to yourself- on a personal stereo if you
have got one!.
5. _____
Not too many people like exams and most of us get nervous. But if youve followed your plan and put the effort into
revising, then there is no need to worry or panic. Hopefully these tips will have helped you. Give it your best shotthats all that anyone can expect of you.
I. Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one. (10 pts)
1. The alarm went off just as they came out of the building.

Scarcely ____________________________________________________________________________
2. The only way you can become a good football player is by training hard every day.
Only by _____________________________________________________________________________
3. I'd prefer him not to have said all those embarrassing things about me.
I'd rather he _________________________________________________________________________
4. I shall never lend Robert any money, no matter what happens.
Under no ___________________________________________________________________________
5. It seems that no one predicted the correct result.
No one _____________________________________________________________________________
6. Mr. Wilson says he's sorry he didn't attend the meeting yesterday morning.
Mr. Wilson sends _____________________________________________________________________
7. Even though it was raining heavily, the explorers decided to continue their journey.
The heavy rain _______________________________________________________________________
8. The lesson was so boring that she fell asleep.
It __________________________________________________________________________________
9. Paul smashed a window and damaged the television too.
Not only ____________________________________________________________________________
10. Provided your handwriting is legible, the examiner will accept your answer.
So long as the examiner can ____________________________________________________________
II. Use the word given to write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to
the original sentence. Do not change the form of the word given . (5pts)
1. Teams of experts are examining the damage to the building.
2. I used my calculator; otherwise, it would have taken longer.
3. You didnt think carefully enough before you decided.
4. My advice to you is to change the car immediately.
5. Please dont take my money, its all I have. said the old woman to the intruder. (pleaded)
III. Complete the following sentences, using the words given. (5 pts)
1. That/ English/ have/most speakers/ world/ wrong.
2. Looking / after / children / call / great / patience / love / them.
3. Only amateur athletes/ allow/ participate/ Olympic Games.
4. There/ be/ gradual/ decrease/ number/ people/ out of work/ so far.
5. By/ time/ they/ arrive/ stadium/ all the tickets/ match/ already/ sell out.


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