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( c 05 trang) NM HC 2016-2017
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Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning
to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 1. There has been no discernible improvement in the noise levels since lorries were banned.
A. thin B. insignificant C. clear D. obvious
Question 2. In remote communities, its important to replenish stocks before the winter sets in.
A. empty B. remake C. refill D. repeat

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.
Question 3. At no time did the two sides look likely to reach an agreement.
A. The two sides had no time to reach an agreement.
B. The two sides never looked likely to reach an agreement.
C. If the two sides had had time, they would have reached an agreement.
D. The two sides never look like each other.
Question 4. Were it not for the money, this job wouldnt be worthwhile.
A. This job is not rewarding at all.
B. This job offers a poor salary.
C. The only thing that makes this job worthwhile is the money.
D. Although the salary is poor, the job is worthwhile.
Question 5. No matter how hard Fred tried to start the car, he didnt succeed.
A. Fred tried very hard to start the car, and succeeded.
B. However hard Fred tried, he couldnt start the car.
C. Its hard for Fred to start the car because he never succeeded.
D. Fred tried hard to start the car, and with success.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs
correction in each of the following questions.
Question 6. A tapestry consists of a foundation weave, called the warp, which across are
passed different colored threads, called the weft, forming decorative patterns.
Question 7. Perhaps mankinds first important musical influence were the songs of birds.
Question 8. The works of early American woodcarvers had many artistic qualities, but these
craftsmen probably did not think of them as artists.

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 first English attempts to colonize North America were controlled by individuals rather than
companies. Sir Humphrey Gilbert was the first Englishman to send colonists to the New World. His

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initial expedition, which sailed in 1578 with a patent granted by Queen Elizabeth was defeated by the
Spanish. A second attempt ended in disaster in 1583, when Gilbert and hisship were lost in a storm. In
the following year, Gilbert's half brother, Sir Water Raleigh, having obtained a renewal of the patent,
sponsored an expedition that explored the coast of the region that he named "Virginia." Under Raleigh's
direction efforts were then made to establish a colony on Roanoke island in 1585 an6 1587. The
survivors of the first settlement on Roanoke returned to England in 1586, but the second group of
colonists disappeared without leaving a trace. The failure of the Gilbert and Raleigh ventures made it
clear that the tasks they had undertaken were too big for any one colonizer. Within a short time the
trading company had supplanted the individual promoter of colonization.

Question 9. Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for the passage?
A. The Regulation of Trading Companies
B. Early Attempts at Colonizing North America
C. British - Spanish Rivalry in the New World
D. Royal Patents Issued in the 16th Century
Question 10. According to the passage, which of the following statements about the second settlement
on Roanoke Island is true?
A. Its settlers all gave up and returned to England.
B. It lasted for several years.
C. It was conquered by the Spanish.
D. The fate of its inhabitants is unknown.
Question 11. According to the passage, which of the following statements about Sir Humphrey
Gilbert is true?
A. His trading company was given a patent by the queen.
B. He never settled in North America.
C. He fought the Spanish twice.
D. He died in 1587.
Question 12. When did Sir Walter Raleigh's initial expedition set out for North America?
A. 1577 B. 1579 C. 1584 D. 1582
Question 13. The passage states which of the following about the first English people to be involved
in establishing colonies in North America?
A. They were requested to do so by Queen Elizabeth.
B. They were members of large trading companies.
C. They were acting on their own.
D. They were immediately successful.
Question 14. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about members of the first
Roanoke settlement?
A. Some did not survive. B. They explored the entire coastal region.
C. They named the area "Virginia". D. Most were not experienced sailors.
Question 15. According to the passage, the first English settlement on Roanoke Island was
established in
A. 1578 B. 1583 C. 1585 D. 1587

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to
complete each of the following exchanges:
Question 16. Speaker 1: Can I use your mobile phone?
Speaker 2: _____________________
A. As long as you dont get it dirty. B. So long as you keep quiet.
C. As long as you dont speak for too long. D. So long as you are back in five minutes.
Question 17. Shop assistant: Can I help you?

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Customer: _______________
A. Im all right. Thank you very much. B. No, you cant. I dont like this color.
C. Oh, do you know what I mean? D. Its OK. Im just looking.

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.
If the salinity of ocean waters is analyzed, it is found to vary only slightly from place to place.
Nevertheless some of these small changes are important. There are three basic processes that cause a
change in oceanic salinity. One of these is the subtraction of water from the ocean by means of
evaporation-conversion of liquid water to water vapor. In this manner the salinity is increased since the
salts stay behind. If this is carried to the extreme of course white crystals of salt would be left behind:
this, by the way, is how much of the table salt we use is actually obtained.
The opposite of evaporation is precipitation, such as rain by which water is added to the ocean.
Here the ocean is being diluted so that the salinity is decreased. This may occur in areas of high rainfall
or in coastal regions where rivers flow into the ocean. Thus salinity may be increased by the subtraction
of water by evaporation or decreased by the addition of fresh water by precipitation or runoff.
Normally in tropical regions where the Sun is very strong, the ocean salinity is somewhat higher
than it is in other parts of the world where there is not as much evaporation. Similarly, in coastal regions
where rivers dilute the sea salinity is somewhat lower than in other oceanic areas.
A third process by which salinity may be altered is associated with the formation and melting of
sea ice. When seawater is frozen, the dissolved materials are left behind. In this manner seawater
directly beneath freshly formed sea ice has a higher salinity than it did before the ice appeared.Of course
when this ice melts, it will tend to decrease the salinity of the surrounding water.
In the Weddell Sea, off Antarctica, the densest water in the oceans is formed as a result of this
freezing process, which increases the salinity of cold water. This heavy water sinks and is found in the
deeper portions of the oceans of the world.

Question 18. According to the passage, the ocean generally has more salt in
A. tropical areas B. coastal areas
C. rainy areas D. turbulent areas
Question 19. The word "it" in paragraph 4 refers to which of the following?
A. Sea ice B. Seawater C. Salinity D. Manner
Question 20.What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The salinity of ocean water
B. The elements of salt
C. The many forms of ocean life
D. The bodies of water of the world
Question 21. Which of the following statements about the salinity of a body of water can best be
inferred from the passage?
A. The temperature of the water is the most important factor.
B. How quickly the water moves is directly related to the amount of alt.
C. Various factors combine to cause variations in the salt content of water.
D. Ocean salinity has little effect on sea life.
Question 22. Why does the author mention the Weddell Sea (paragraph 5)?
A. To show that this body of water has salinity variations
B. To compare Antarctic waters with Arctic waters
C. To give an example of cold-water salinity
D. To point out the location of deep waters
Question 23. All of the following are processes that decrease salinity EXCEPT
A. melting B. precipitation

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C. runoff D. evaporation
Question 24. What can be inferred about the water near the bottom of oceans?
A. It is relatively warm. B. Its salinity is relatively high.
C. It does not move. D. It is formed by melting sea ice.
Question 25. Which of the following is NOT a result of the formation of ocean ice?
A. The salt remains in the water B. Water salinity decreases
C. The surrounding water sinks D. The water becomes denser

Read the following paragraph and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
From the seeds themselves to the machinery, fertilizers and pesticides - The Green Revolution
regimen depend heavily on technology. One (26) ________________, however, depends much less on
technology- organic farming. Many organic farmers use machinery, but (27) ________________
chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Instead of chemical soil enrichers, they use animal manure and plant
parts not used as food- natural, organic fertilizers that are clearly a renewable (28) ________________.
Organic farmers also use alternatives to pesticide, for example they may rely on natural predators of
certain insect pests. (29) ________________ the need arises, they can buy the eggs and larvae of these
natural predators and introduce them into their crop fields. They use other techniques to control pests as
well, like planting certain crops together because one crop repels the others pests. Organic farmers do
not need a lot of land; in fact organic farming is perfectly (30) ________________ to small farms and is
relatively inexpensive. Finally, many organic farmers average yields compare favorably with other
farmers yields.

Question 26. A. alteration B. alternate C. alternative D. alternation

Question 27. A. also B. for C. not D. all
Question 28. A. resource B. source C. matter D. substance
Question 29. A. Then B. If C. Because D. Though
Question 30. A. suitable B. open C. likely D. suited

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part
differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 31. A. certificate B. campfire C. capital D. competitor
Question 32. A. festival B. holiday C. tennis D. divert

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other
three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 33. A. popularity B. preservation C. literature D. destination
Question 34.A. graduate B. favorite C. excursion D. championship

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 35. The purpose of the examination was to ________ the students knowledge.
A. try B. test C. inspect D. prove
Question 36. If you want to join the History Society, you must first ________ this application form.
A. make up B. write down C. fill in D. do up
Question 37. He has just taken an examination ________ chemistry.
A. on B. about C. for D. in
Question 38. I was just ________ to go out when you telephoned.
A. around B. about C. thinking D. planned
Question 39. Her excellent ________ in the exams helped her to find a job.

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A. notes B. reports C. marks D. degrees
Question 40. She hasnt written to me ________.
A. already B. any longer C. never D. yet
Question 41. Theres ________ to be frightened of the dog, hes quite harmless.
A. fear B. no fear C. no need D. any reason
Question 42. The child was told to ________ for being rude to his uncle.
A. excuse B. apologize C. forgive D. confess
Question 43. You can learn as much theory as you like, but you only master a skill by ________ it a lot.
A. practising B. training C. exercising D. doing
Question 44. The Chairman was so angry with the committee that he decided to ________ from it.
A. cancel B. postpone C. resign D. prevent
Question 45. The film lasted three hours with ________ of 15 minutes between part one and part two.
A. an interval B. a pause C. a stop D. an interruption
Question 46. He was afraid of losing his suitcase so he tied a ________ on it on which he had written
his name and address.
A. badge B. label C. mark D. Notice

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each
pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 47. The new restaurant looks good. However, it seems to have few customers.
A. In order to get more business, the new restaurant should improve its appearance.
B. The new restaurant would have more customers if it looked better.
C. In spite of its appearance, the new restaurant does not appear to attract much business.
D. If it had a few more customers, the new restaurant would look better.
Question 48. No one but the experts was able to realize that the painting was an imitation. It greatly
resembled the original.
A. It was obvious that only a person with great talent could fake a painting so successfully.
B. The painting looked so much like the authentic one that only the experts could tell it wasnt
C. It was almost impossible for amateurs to realize that the painting was not authentic, though
the experts could judge it quite easily.
D. It was hard for ordinary people to judge between the fake painting and the real one, but not
for the experts.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning
to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 49. The company exploited the workers because they were only paid $1.00 per hour for their
A. took advantage of B. denied C. encouraged D. discouraged
Question 50. The young boy is adroit. He can figure out just about any game.
A. lacking in skill B. skillful C. mischievous C. poor


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