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SECTION A: In the first section of the test you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each of
the following sentences.
1. For a while I was at a to know what to say.
A. loss
B. pain
C. blank
D. crisis
2. As soon as you buy a car, it starts falling in
A. cost
B. worth
C. value
D. price
3. The customer had tried some blouses but none of them suited her.
A. with
B. at
C. in
D. on
4. Everything is you. I can not make my mind yet.
A. up to / up
B. out off / on
C. away from / for
D. on for / off
5. The news of war and the world.
A. shocked by the nation B. was shocked by the nation
C. shocked the nation
D. was shocked the nation
6. There was nothing special about his clothes from his flowery tie.
A. but
B. except
C. other
D. apart
7. Family relationships later a much greater significance in his life.
A. built up
B. took on
C. kept up
D. took up
8. How can the boss act nothing had happened?
A. therefore
B. so
C. if
D. as though
9. Last year Matt earned . his brother, who had a better position.
A. twice as much as
B. twice more than
C. twice as more as
D. twice as many as
10. Most people prefer flying .. going by the sea because its too much faster.
A. over
B. than
C. from
D. to
11. She be ill. I have just seen her playing basket ball in the school yard.
A. mustn't
B. shouldn't
C. needn't
D. can't
12. Not many people find reading more than watching TV.
A. interesting
B. interested
C. interest
D. interestingly
13. you study for these exams, you will do.
A. The more hard / the more good
B. The hardest / the best
C. The more / the much
D. The harder / the better
14. The police have not yet found a possible for the attack on the man.
A. understanding
B. motive
C. principle
D. example
15. The Red Cross is an international organization that helps people who are suffering from the results of war,
diseases or
A. victims
B. conditions
C. disasters
D. opportunities
16. Mr. Pike . English at our school for 20 years before he retired last year.
A. had been teaching
B. has been teaching
C. was teaching
D. is teaching
17. Don't worry about trying to catch last train home, as we can easily up for the night.
A. keep
B. put
C. take
D. set
18. He wants to take to for a living.
A. scholarship

B. authorship

C. sportsmanship

D. championship

19. It is essential that every student .. to learn English at university.

A. had
B. have
C. has
D. to have
20. I have no patience with gossips. What I told Bill was a secret. He ...................... it to you.
A. mustnt read
B. mustnt have repeated
C. shouldnt have repeated
D. shouldnt read
21. My husband spends far more time helping our three kids homework and studying for tests than I do.
A. with
B. to
C. on
D. in
22. When I him tomorrow, I will tell him about that.
A. met
B. meeting
C. meet
D. shall meet
23. John across the lawn.
A. was dancing wild
B. was wildly danced
C. was being danced wildly
D. danced wildly
24. A / an species is a population of an organism which is at risk of becoming extinct.

A. endangered
B. dangerous
C. endangerment
D. endanger
25. The room once a day.
A. should clean
B. should be cleaning
C. should be cleaned
D. should have cleaned
26. Losing my job was a great shock, but I think Im ...................... it
A. seeing to
B. putting up with
C. standing for
D. getting over
27. I dont like Anthony, he seems to take too much ...................... in criticizing everyone.
A. joy
B. fascination
C. entertainment
D. pleasure
28. She for hours. Thats why her eyes are red now.
A. has been crying
B. has cried
C. was crying
D. cried
29. No sooner the news than she fainted.
A. as she heard
B. she had heard
C. she heard
D. had she heard
30. The destroyed the central Bank.
A. famine

B. strike

C. capitalism

D. earthquake

31. The doctor made me in bed for two weeks.

A. stayed
B. staying
C. to stay
D. stay
32. Dont worry about making noises. The children are wide
A. awake
B. waking
C. wakeful
D. awaken
33. He is the man I think by the police.
A. whom / wanted
B. whom / is wanted
C. who / wanted
D. who / is wanted
34. Im really sleepy today. I wish I Bob to the airport late last night.
B. hadnt had to take
C. didnt have to take
D. didnt take
A. werent taking
35. - Alice: "Susan is already in bed." - Ann: "She rarely stays up late, ?"
A. doesnt she
B. will she
C. does she
D. won't she
36. Our hotel is ...................... walking distance of the sea.
A. close
B. inside
C. within
D. near
37. You cant just bury your ...................... in the sand and hope that this problem goes away.
A. book
B. head
C. hand
D. foot
38. You should bear in mind that children of tender years are notoriously ......................
A. impressive
B. impervious
C. impressionable
D. impersonal
39. ......................, we tried our best to complete it.
A. Thanks to the difficult homework
B. Despite the homework was difficult
C. As though the homework was difficult
D. Difficult as the homework was
40. ...................... ten minutes earlier, you would have got a better seat.
A. If you hadnt arrived
B. If you arrived
C. Were you arrived
D. Had you arrived
41. She $ 20 out of the bank every Monday.
A. removes
B. draws
C. pulls
D. moves
42. She for hours. Thats why her eyes are red now.
A. has been crying
B. was crying
C. has cried
D. cried
43. I several musicians around that time.
A. made friends to
B. got back to
C. came up with
D. made the acquaintance of
44. I thought you said she was going away the next Sunday, ?
A. wasn't it
B. didn't you
C. didn't I
D. wasn't she
45. weather! We cant go out for a walk now.
A. How terrible
B. How a terrible
C. What terrible
D. What a terrible
46. The thieves ran away when the burglar alarm
A. went on
B. went off
C. went by
D. went out
47. No sooner the news than she fainted.
A. she had heard
B. she heard
C. as she heard
D. had she heard
48. He did not share his secrets with many people but he in her.
A. confided
B. confessed
C. revealed
D. consented
49. The people interviewed for the survey were selected.
A. eloquently
B. kindly
C. randomly
D. technically
50. It is necessary that one a lawyer before signing an important contract.

A. consults

B. consult

C. has consulted

D. consulted

SECTION B: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the
sentence printed before it.
1. We couldn't relax until all the guests had gone home.
Only after/when all the guests had gone home could we relax...........................
2. Although it was raining heavily, none of the guests came late.
In spite of the heavy rain, none of the guests came late.....................................
3. He didnt graduate from high school until he was 20.
Not until he was 20 did he graduate from high school.......................................
4. His memory gradually failed as he grew old.
The older he grew, the more his memory failed.................................................
5. His mother was the most warm-hearted person I've ever known.
I've never known such a warm-hearted person before........................................
6. I didnt have enough time to see that long film.
The time was too short for me to see that long film...........................................
7. I had only just put the phone down when the boss rang back
. Hardly had I put the phone down when the boss rang back...............................
8. Ive never met such a famous person before.
Its the first time I have met such a famous person.............................................
9. If they hadnt helped us, we couldnt have survived the famine.
But for their help, we couldn't have survived the famine...................................
10. If you didnt contribute generously, we couldnt continue our work.
But for your generous contribution, we couldn't continue our work...................
11. Although it was raining heavily, none of the guests came late.
In spite of the heavy rain, none of the guests came late.....................................
12. Even though I admire his courage, I think he's foolish.
Much as I admire his courage, I think he's foolish...............................................
13. Nobody can deny that she has a beautiful voice.
It cant be denied that she has a beautiful voice..................................................
14. Gmail accounts are generally better than other email services.
Other email services are generally worse than Gmail accounts...........................
15. The brochure gives hardly any useful information.
Precious little useful information is given to the brochure...................................
16. It wasnt nice of you not to invite me to your party.
It might have been not very nice of you not to invite me to your party................
17. That reminds me of the time I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji.
That takes me back to the time I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji......................
18. The death of over fifty people was caused by the storm.
The storm resulted in the death of over fifty people.............................................
19. Press photographers are banned from taking photographs backstage.
On no account are press photographers allowed to take photographs backstage..
20. Ive forgotten that commentators name but hes very well-known.
That commentator, whose name I've forgotten is very well-known.....................
SECTION C: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the original sentence, using the
words given. These words must not be altered in any way.
1. I'll be happy to show you round the sights of my city when you come here.
It will be a pleasure take.......................... a sightseeing tour of my city when you come here.
2. I found the photo by chance when I was tidying my room.
I .....came across................................the photo when I was tidying my room.
3. Fridges and freezers are not the same thing.
There is ......the difference between.................... fridges and freezers.
4. Dont put those plastic bags in the bin use them again!
Dont ....throw those plastic bags away............................................ use them again!.
5. Our car stopped working on the motorway, so we had to call a mechanic.
We had to call a mechanic when our car .......broke down...................... on the motorway.
6. When we started our journey towards the mountains, the sun was shining.
When we off ourjourney........................ towards the mountains, the sun was shining.

7. Im sorry I gave you the wrong number, said Paul to Susan.

Paula ...apologized to Susan for giving her.................... the wrong number.
8. The police are questioning the boy in connection with the accident.
The boy being ................................................... questioned.
9. I havent decided yet whether to move or not.
I .....haven't made up my mind whether to move or not.................. or not.
10. Clara said that she had not seen the missing letter.
Clara ...denied having seen................................. the missing letter.
11. They stopped writing to each other almost two years ago.
They ...haven't written to each other almost for two years............................................
12. As long as you keep calm, you will pass your driving test
The ...secret of passing your driving keeping calm.
13. Some of my friends live within the limitations of their own experience.
Some of my friends .never go outside................... their own experience.
14. It took Layla five minutes to find her car keys.
Layla spent ..............five minutes for finding................ her car keys.
15. It was almost dark when we got home.
Not ..........until it was almost dark did we get..................................... home.
16. The government is going to raise the teachers salary.
The teachers going to be given..................................................................... a raise.
17. A short meeting of the cast will take place after today's rehearsal.
Today's rehearsal will taken after by................... a short meeting of the cast.
18. John was shocked to hear that he had failed his driving test.
It .....came as a shock hear ....... that he had failed his driving test.
19. The stories he tells about his journey to the jungle are unbelievable.
The stories he tells about his journey ...are beyond.......................................
20. Mauro says he prefers to do his homework on his own.
Mauro says that he .would rather not........ do his homework with other people.

two years.

SECTION D: Write a composition about 180 words.(vit on vn khong 180 t)

1 Suggest measures to protect our environment
One of the ways to do this is through education. Children need to learn the importance of recycling, not just
from their parents, but in their school environment. Learning by example is also paramount. Schools (and I know
some do) and community organizations should have comprehensive programs in place to encourage and support
waste management. How simple is it to rinse bottles and tins, squash them and recycle them along with newspaper
and paper - especially considering the volumes of these items in schools. I know plastic is more challenging but
we're overcoming that problem too - through education.
Also print less from the computer, save your e-statements to a 'stick' instead of copying them, dry your clothes
naturally whenever possible ( a reliance on technology can make us lazy!!). What about turning off the TV and
engaging in some good, old-fashioned conversation??
Some schools hear the mention of the words 'support programs' when it comes to getting involved and envisage
enormous set-up costs. However, it is very inexpensive to set up programs for recycling and space is a bigger issue
as waste needs to be separated. To the many schools that do already do this, that's great and it is up to parents to
then ensure that the environment at home is conducive to continuing the recycling process. Again, a cheap but lifechanging process!
Repurposing is a new catch - word and can be added to the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' mantra. It's exciting to see
old, seemingly useless objects turned into new furniture and so on with minimal effort, a little bit of vision and
without any harmful effects on the environment.
And let's not forget all the natural resources out there. It's time for the arrogance of humanity to have a reality
check and for us all to do our own little bit. So let's educate and innovate - even on a small scale - and make our
2. The causes of air pollution in big cities and how to solve them.

Nowadays, the increasing number of private vehicles are the main cause of congestion and air pollution which
threat directly human's life in cities. In order to reserve this decline, I agree with the solution that people were
encouraged to use their car less and public transport more by two reasons.
Firstly, reducing means of transports in cities is always the biggest problem of every governments in over the
world. It is cause of traffic jam everyday. In addition, it also makes the huge number of car accidents, especially in
Viet Nam.
Secondly, pollution environment is now the big trouble of every countries. One of several cause is that the large
number air pollution of vehicles. It is cause of skin diseases, lung cancer, and so on... In order to reduce air
pollution, we must cut down transport vehicle first.
In conclusion, encouraging people to use their car less and public more is the best solution. However, it is all
depend on people's mind.
3. Many different types of music in the world today.
It is true that a rich variety of musical styles can be found around the world. Music is a vital part of all
human cultures for a range of reasons, and I would argue that traditional music is more important than modern,
international music.
Music is something that accompanies all of us throughout our lives. As children, we are taught songs by
our parents and teachers as a means of learning language, or simply as a form of enjoyment. Children delight in
singing with others, and it would appear that the act of singing in a group creates a connection between
participants, regardless of their age. Later in life, peoples musical preferences develop, and we come to see our
favourite songs as part of our life stories. Music both expresses and arouses emotions in a way that words alone
cannot. In short, it is difficult to imagine life without it.
In my opinion, traditional music should be valued over the international music that has become so popular.
International pop music is often catchy and fun, but it is essentially a commercial product that is marketed and sold
by business people. Traditional music, by contrast, expresses the culture, customs and history of a country.
Traditional styles, such as ...(example)..., connect us to the past and form part of our cultural identity. It would be a
real pity if pop music became so predominant that these national styles disappeared.
In conclusion, music is a necessary part of human existence, and I believe that traditional music should be
given more importance than international music.

1. Advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city
Big city is where you can see many vehicles, many skyscrapers, many peple with a hurry pace of life. That
place can fascinate us very much due to its light and luxury. Nowadays, more and more people want to live there
because they see many advantages. Indeed, in a big city, people can have the best chances to work as well as can
enjoy the best service and entertaiment. In a big city, people can take the chances to study and work best. You can
express your ability to study what you like. Moreover, when you graduate, you also find it easier to find chances to
get a good job with good salary.
However, there are a lot of disadvantages of living in a big city. Air pollution is a big disadvantage that people
living in big cities have to face. Big cities attract a lot of investments of inside and outside country, so the number
of factories is increasing fast. This makes the air extremely polluted by smoke from factories, trucks, and
motorbikes. Another disadvantage is traffic jam. There are a lot of people and transportation in big cities, so traffic
jam is an unavoidable problem.
2. Travel as a means of education
Travelling in the younger sort is a part of education, in the elder a part of experience. Travelling is
undoubtedly a great experience in life. Those who can afford to travel should never miss the chance to do so.
Different people have different motives for travelling. Some travel for business, others for sight-seeing, some
for sheer necessity and many for the sake of seeing the wonders of the world. There are a few who travel from a
sense of a social vanity as travelling enables them to display their knowledge before others.
Travelling is better than books in many respects. Travelling appeals to all senses whereas the books only to the
mind. What is seen and heard leaves a deeper and more lasting impression than what is read in books.
Travel is a source of education in yet another way. It helps in the formation of literature. It enables us to get
thoughts by conversing with great men of other countries. We are able to see new things of art and nature. We come
across new natural sights and scenes such as mountains, rivers, and lakes.
3. The causes of air pollution in big cities and how to solve them
Nowadays, the increasing number of private vehicles are the main cause of congestion and air pollution which
threat directly human's life in cities. In order to reserve this decline, I agree with the solution that people were
encouraged to use their car less and public transport more by two reasons.
Firstly, reducing means of transports in cities is always the biggest problem of every governments in over the
world. It is cause of traffic jam everyday. In addition, it also makes the huge number of car accidents, especially in
Viet Nam.
Secondly, pollution environment is now the big trouble of every countries. One of several cause is that the large
number air pollution of vehicles. It is cause of skin diseases, lung cancer, and so on... In order to reduce air
pollution, we must cut down transport vehicle first.
In conclusion, encouraging people to use their car less and public more is the best solution. However, it is all
depend on people's mind.
4. What would you do to change about your hometown?

If I could change one thing about my hometown, I would like to build some useful and advanced facilities for
its use. A modern library, an advanced broad band system and a modern gym may bring a lot of changes to people
living in my hometown and keep them up with the latest information and technology.
To popularize the use of broadband cable system at homes enables people to get a quick access to the Internet
and TV channels. Because of the Internet, our lives have been changed a lot. We can read news, shopping, chat with
our friends, send pictures to anyone and watch the movies online.
People can also have a lot of choices over TV programs offered through a broadband. People will have more
choices to enjoy life and the advanced technology at home.
Besides learning and entertaining, we also need to do exercises to keep a healthy life. This is the reason why I
want to build a modern gym in my hometown. Through exercises such as swimming, jogging, people can enhance
their immune systems and enjoy life fully.
5. The advantages of Internet in your life
As we know, Internet has come an important part of our daily life and nobody never knows about Internet or
can deny the benefit of Internet.
The first, I want to mention the idea of its advantages. Internet is a excellent communicating information
instrument and called information superhighway. So you can chat to your friends and relatives or share the learning
documents. In education, teachers can consult other teacherss lesson plans all over the world. Students can use the
Internet for research for the purpose of search resources and watch online lectures of the famous schools. Im sure
you will study better with Internet.
In bussiness, the big companies can advertise their products throught Internet so that their customers can
choose whatever they like without going anywhere. You can pay bills by your electric bank account.
And if you like entertainments you can relax by playing games, listening to online music or watching video on
Youtube. Through Internet, you can talk your idols or read newspaper and magazines.
6. How to conserve our environment
Today, when environment is being polluted , everyone has only one question on their mind that is how to save
environment from being polluted. According to me, to conserve our environment, we should do some simple ways,
especially at home.
Firstly, turn off whats not in use: Running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste 15 liters of water.
Secondly, fix any leaks: Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 10,000 liters
of water each year.
Thirdly, recycle, reuse: Everything takes water to make. Buy only when you need to and reuse what you can. It
takes 2500 liters to make a cotton t-shirt and 10,000 liters for a pair of jeans. Buy fewer clothes, and when using a
washing machine or dishwasher, wait till you have enough for a full-load.
Least but not least, 50 percent of water used in gardening goes waste due to evaporation or runoff caused by
over-watering. Check if your garden actually needs watering. This will help retain moisture and save water, time,
and money.
7. The advantages of the ATM card
In our country, there are a lot of banks which distribute ATM cards, for examples, Vietcombank, ACB bank,
BIDV... Each bank distributes different kinds of ATM card. I think ten thousand miles card is the most popular
card. So now, Ill only say about it!
First thing I want to present is structure of ATM card. ATM card is made in plastic. In the front of card, you can
see account number of user, it includes sixteen numbers. And period of using card. At the bottom there is name of
user. In the back of it, we can see a black range. Its a magnetic stripe a very important part of card.
When using something, we usually care about advantages. That is:
1. You dont need carry cash if you go some places which have ATM.
2. If your ATM card is stolen, your money is safe because the criminal would need your PIN to access your
3. If you need cash, you dont need go to bank. You can access your money at an ATM every time of day or
4. You dont need pay the common transactions fees.
8. The importance of water
All living things need water. The Earth is full of water. Water is the most essential element, next to air, to our
survival. Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, we would die in a
few days.
Humans and other creatures must drink water. But is has many other uses. People use water to bathe, to brush
their teeth, to build structures such as houses and schools, and to make products from toothpaste and paper to
clothing and bricks.
Water kills thousands of people and destroys many acres of crops every year. But water also gives life to all
living things in the world. We must have water to grow our food, feed the birds and animals in our homes, grow
forests and produce electricity.

There are many water importances in our life to complete daily life and to maintain we body health. Humans
and other creatures must drink water to avoid dehydration.
9. Which is better, health or wealth?
This is an old proverb. It means that it is always better to be healthy than wealthy. A man may be immensely
rich. He may have all the luxuries one can dream of. But if he has a grave disease like cancer or something, all his
wealth becomes useless. He will not be able to enjoy comforts. He will be slowly crawling inch by inch towards
death. Apart from that he has to suffer the mental agony arising from his realization. He will be as good as dead.
But if a man is health even if he has no wealth, he can be happy. As he is healthy, he can always work and earn his
daily bread. He can lead a happy and contented life with what he has. As he is healthy, there will be no diseases to
bother him. He may not be able to spend lavishly or afford luxuries. Therefore it is true to say that health is
10. Why do people need to attend colleges or universities?
Reasons for people to attend college or university are enormous and depend on ones attitudes. But the three
most important ones that make people choose college or university as the gate to their future are job opportunities,
increased knowledge and essential skills preparation for future life.
Fisrt, I think the most important reason is that people can get a good job if they have a certificate, especially the
one of famous college or university. Second, this maybe the last chance for people to study in such an academic
environment where professor teach them plenty of knowledge in may aspects; as a rule, they try their best to collect
as good as possible in the subject the like. Last, people want to prepare a certain skills which cannot lack in the
developed society namely competitive experience, group work Those skills will be efficient weapons for them to
compete with others in order to get the job they want.
Beside this, people who tend to apply what they learned in college or university choose the best way to reach
success. What is more, this is the chance for people to live apart from their family.