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Choose the best answer:

1: Although he hadn’t spoken French for many years, he picked it _____ again after
a few weeks.
A. over B. on C. through D. up
2: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the
A. assault B. possession C. aggressive D. tasteless
3: She insisted that the reporter _____ her as his source of information.
A. not mention B. doesn’t mention C. hadn’t mention D. didn’t mention
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet
to indicate the correct answer for each of the blanks (from 4 to 13).
All plants rely on nutrients taken from the soil in order to survive. However, in
areas where the soil does not contain enough (4)_____ nutrients, some plants have
adapted to (5) _____ their diets from another source: living organisms. Though
they are few in number, carnivorous plants are (6)_____ fascinating beings that
“eat” anything from one-celled organisms to insects in order to survive. They are
commonly found in marshlands. Carnivorous plants feature one of several types
of “traps” to ensnare prey, which they consume to make up for nutrients that may
be missing from the soil. While there are over 400 species of carnivorous plants
in the world today, some are more (7)_____ than others.
The most well-known of these plants are the snap traps, which include the Venus
flytrap. Snap traps are easily identified by their leaves, which are separated into
two lobes that have the ability to fold together. Inside the lobes, the surface is
covered with tiny hairs that are (8) _____ to movement. When the plant’s prey
brushes against the hairs, it triggers a closing mechanism that rapidly brings the
two lobes together, trapping the prey (9)_____ inside. The response of the traps is
phenomenal (10)_____ speed: the time between triggering the hairs and snapping
shut is less than a second. As the prey struggles inside the trap, it only triggers
more hairs, causing the leaves to tighten their (11) _____. The plant then secrets
liquid chemicals from special glands into the trap to dissolve the prey and absorb
all of its nutrients. Besides the Venus flytrap, only one other type of snap trap
exists today, (12)_____ to as the waterwheel plant. The two share a common
ancestor and differ only in a few ways. For instance, the waterwheel is an aquatic
plant, while the flytrap is exclusively terrestrial. In addition, the flytrap feeds
primarily on arthropods like spiders, while the waterwheel lives (13)_____ simple
invertebrates, like certain types of plankton.
4: A. critical B. vital C. crucial D. indispensable
5: A. modify B. enlarge C. augment D. supplement
6: A. nonetheless B. though C. contradictorily D. yet
7: A. prevalent B. current C. domineering D. prevailing
8: A. vulnerable B. liable C. prone D. sensitive
9: A. closely B. securely C. irreplaceably D. steadily
10: A. in accordance with B. in preference to C. in regard to D. on merits of
11: A. fist B. hold C. seizure D. grip
12: A. denoted B. referred C. indicated D. implicated
13: A. off B. onto C. though D. with
14: - “A motorbike knocked Ted down.” – “_____”
A. What a motorbike! B. How terrific! C. What is it now? D. Poor Ted!
15: Coming second didn’t make her feel any better because she only wanted to win.
A. If she comes second, she will be very disappointed because she always wants to win.
B. She feared that she would come second due to her not feeling very well.
C. Although she only wanted to win, she came second.
D. Coming second was of no consolation because winning was all that mattered to her.
16: The teacher gave us permission to leave the room.
A. “You must leave the room,” the teacher told us.
B. “You ought to leave the room,” the teacher told us.
C. “I give you permission leaving the room,” the teacher told us.
D. “You may leave the room,” the teacher told us.
17: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the SYNONYM of the
underlined words in each of the following questions.
His tenacious personality made him top salesperson in the company.
A. explosive B. charming C. tenable D. persistent
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the correct answer for each of the questions (from 18 to 27).
In the city, we are barraged with images of the people we might become. Identity is
presented as plastic, a matter of possessions and appearance; and a very large
proportion of the urban landscape is taken up by slogans, advertisements, flatly
photographed images of folk heroes – the man who turned into a sophisticated dandy
overnight by drinking a particular brand of drink, the girl who transformed herself into
a femme fatale with a squirt of cheap scent. The tone of the wording of these
advertisements is usually pert and facetious, comically drowning in its own hyperbole.
But the pictures are brutally exact: they reproduce every detail of a style of life, down to
the brand of cigarette-lighter, the stone in the ring, and the economic row of books on
the shelf.
Even in the business of the mass-production of images of identity, this shift from the
general to the diverse and particular is quite recent. Consider another line of stills: the
back-lit, soft-focus portraits of the first and second generations of great movie stars.
There is a degree of romantic unparticularity in the face of each one, as if they were
communal dream-projections of society at large. Only in the specialized genres of
westerns, farces and gangster movies were stars allowed to have odd, knobby
cadaverous faces. The hero as loner belonged to history or the underworld: he spoke
from the perimeter of society, reminding us of its dangerous edges.
The stars of the last decade have looked quite different. Soft-focus photography has
gone, to be replaced by a style which searches out warts and bumps, and emphasizes
the uniqueness not the generality of the face. Voices, too, are strenuously idiosyncratic;
whines, stammers and low rumbles are exploited as features of “star quality”. Instead of
romantic heroes and heroines, we have a brutalist, hard-edged style in which isolation
and egotism are assumed as natural social conditions.
In the movies, as in the city, the sense of stable hierarchy has become increasingly
exhausted; we no longer live in a world where we can all share the same values, and the
same heroes. (It is doubtful whether this world, so beloved of nostalgia moralists, ever
existed; but lip-service was paid to it, the pretence, at last, was kept up.) The isolate and
the eccentric push towards the centre of the stage; their fashions and mannerisms are
presented as having as good a claim to the limelight and the future as those of anyone
else. In the crowd on the underground platform, one may observe a honeycomb of fully-
worked-out worlds, each private, exclusive, bearing little comparison with its nearest
neighbour. What is prized in one is despised in another. There are no clear rules about
how one is supposed to manage one’s body, dress, talk, or think. Though there are
elaborate protocols and etiquettes among particular cults and groups within the city,
they subscribe to no common standard.
For the new arrival, this disordered abundance is the city’s most evident and alarming
quality. He feels as if he has parachuted into a funfair of contradictory imperatives.
There are so many people he might become, and a suit of clothes, a make of car, and a
brand of cigarettes, will go some way towards turning him into a personage even before
he has discovered who that personage is. Personal identity has always been deeply
rooted in property, but hitherto the relationship has been a simple one – a question of
buying what you could afford, and leaving your wealth to announce your status. In the
modern city, there are so many things to buy, such a quantity of different kinds of
status, that the choice and its attendant anxieties have created a new pornography of
The leisure pages of the Sunday newspapers, fashion magazines, TV plays, popular
novels, cookbooks, window displays all nag at the nerve of our uncertainty and
snobbery. Should we like American cars, hard-rock hamburger joints, Bauhaus chairs…?
Literature and art are promoted as personal accessories, the paintings of Mondrian or
the novels of Samuel Beckett “go” with certain styles like matching handbags. There is
in the city a creeping imperialism of taste, in which more and more commodities are
made over to being mere expressions of personal identity. The piece of furniture, the
pair of shoes, the book, the film, are important not so much in themselves but for what
they communicate about their owners; and ownership is stretched to include what one
likes or believes in as well as what one can buy.
18: What does the writer say about advertisements in the first paragraph?
A. They often depict people that most other people would not care to be like.
B. The pictures in them accurately reflect the way that some people really live.
C. Certain kinds are considered more effective in cities than others.
D. The way in which some of them are worded is cleverer than it might appear.
19: What does a “femme fatale” refer to?
A. a beautiful woman who spends her time enjoying herself
B. a gorgeous woman who realizes most men’s dream
C. a potential good wife
D. an attractive woman who may bring unhappiness to men
20: The word “facetious” is closest in meaning to _____.
A. flippant B. prevalent C. impudent D. complacent
21: The writer says that if you look at a line of advertisements on a tube train, it is
clear that _____.
A. city dwellers have very diverse ideas about what image they would like to have
B. some images in advertisements have a general appeal that others lack
C. city dwellers are more influenced by images on advertisements than other people are
D. some images are intended to be representative of everyone’s aspirations
22: What does the writer imply about portraits of old movie stars?
A. They reflected an era in which people felt basically safe.
B. They made people feel that their own faces were rather unattractive.
C. They tried to disguise the less attractive features of their subjects.
D. Most people did not think they were accurate representations of the stars in them.
23: What does the writer suggest about the stars of the last decade?
A. Most people accept that they are not typical of society as a whole.
B. They make an effort to speak in a way that may not be pleasant on the ear.
C. Some of them may be uncomfortable about the way they come across.
D. They make people wonder whether they should become more selfish.
24: The writer uses the crowd on an underground platform to exemplify his belief that
A. no one in a city has strict attitudes towards the behavior of others
B. no single attitude to life is more common than another in a city
C. people in cities would like to have more in common with each other
D. views of what society was like in the past are often accurate
25: The writer implies that new arrivals in a city may _____.
A. acquire a certain image without understanding what that involves
B. underestimate the importance of wealth
C. decide that status is of little importance
D. change the image they wish to have too frequently
26: The novels of Samuel Beckett is an example of _____.
A. classic literature works that make their owners feel superior to other people
B. literature works of high artistic value
C. possessions that show owners’ identity
D. what is wanted by the majority in the society
27: What point does the writer make about city dwellers in the final paragraph?
A. They are unsure as to why certain things are popular with others.
B. They are keen to be the first to appreciate new styles.
C. They want to acquire more and more possessions.
D. They are aware that judgments are made about them according to what they buy.
28: The guidance counselor urged _____ a foreign language.
A. all of us studying B. us all to study C. all that we study D. that all we study
29: Hassan is down with influenza and he is feeling _____ right now.
A. critically B. barely C. poorly D. weakly
30: I don’t think that this fashion will catch _____.
A. on B. up C. out D. over
31: _____ is someone who can reduce spending without hurting morale.
A. Being needed B. What is needed C. That which needs D. What needs
32: Paul’s been inAlice’s bad _____ ever since he offended her at the party.
A. eyes B. books C. likes D. treats
33: I realize you _____ to the meeting today, but I’m glad you did. Your input was
A. must not have gone B. couldn’t have gone
C. didn’t have to go D. shouldn’t have to go
34: You are all welcome to take any food you like.
A. Any food welcomes to take if you like.
B. Please help yourselves to any food you like.
C. You don’t have to pay for any food that you like.
D. It’s my pleasure to take any food you like.
35: “What’s that noise?” – “I must have a hole in my _____ pipe.”
A. exhaust B. exhausted C. exhausting D. exhaustive
36: Look, will you stop _____ in and let me finish my sentence!
A. plugging B. pushing C. butting D. moving
37: Perhaps, the fresh scrap of evidence will throw some new _____ on the murder case
in Wiltshire.
A. light B. vision C. flash D. spark
38: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
A. huge B. gigantic C. origin D. region
39: They arrived home only _____ the house had been burgled in their absence.
A. after having found that B. to find that
C. then did they find that D. upon finding that
40: How voters will react to this latest political scandal _____ to be seen.
A. waits B. remains C. is D. has
41: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that
needs correction.
Metal and glass containers can (A) be recycled, (B) and several states are (C) currently
contemplating mandatory recycling (D) for either.
42: After a difficult childhood, Jeannie bounced _____ when she was adopted by a caring
A. up B. back C. off D. over
43: Crops are often completely destroyed by _____ of locusts.
A. swarms B. flocks C. bands D. troupes
44: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
A. marigold B. break C. racial D. vague
45: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
A. mechanic B. value C. rarity D. casual
46: - “I thought you were too tired.” – “_____ I’ve decided to go. I feel I owe it to him.”
A. All the same B. More of the same C. One and the same D. All the more
47: Inefficient treatment of customers creates a bad impression of the company.
A. This company gives a bad impression due to its inefficiency.
B. Treating customers with a lack of efficiency reflects badly on the company.
C. The most common complaint from customers is about poor service.
D. Customers are dissatisfied with the company for treating them badly.
48: “Have you decided on a present yet?” – “Almost. I need to choose one of _____.”
A. new two exciting spy novels B. two spy exciting new novels
C. two exciting new spy novels D. exciting new two spy novels
49: - “Have you been able to reach Peter?” - “_____”
A. There’s no approval. B. It’s much too high.
C. Yes. I’ve known him for years. D. No. The line is busy.
50: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that
needs correction.
Victims of carpal tunnel syndrome (A) include electricians drilling holes (B) for wiring,
airline workers (C) to type at chest-high terminals, and checkout clerks lifting and
twisting groceries (D) to register prices on the scanner.
51: - “Don’t forget to drop me a line when you settle down.” - “Trust me. _____”
A. I drop you a line when I settle down. B. I don’t. I’ll keep you in touch.
C. I will. I’ll keep you in touch. D. I won’t. I’ll keep you posted.
52: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the SYNONYM of the
underlined words in each of the following questions.
Because the jury had reached a deadlock, the judge called for a retrial.
A. reduction B. disagreement C. impasse D. verdict
53: I hope everything’s OK. They _____ several hours ago.
A. supposed to call B. would have called C. have called D. were to have called
54: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the ANTONYM of the
underlined word in the following question.
Friendship changed to antipathy when the settlers took the Indians’ land.
A. fright B. hatred C. amity D. hostility
55: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
A. beach B. illegal C. disposal D. screaming
56: The bank has over 100 branches, _____ in a major urban area.
A. each located B. and are located
C. each locating D. the location of which
57: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that
needs correction.
(A) Unlike most liquids, which contract when they (B) solidify, water expands
(C) by nine (D) percentage when it freezes.
58: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that
needs correction.
So extensive (A) the lakes are that they (B) are viewed as the (C) largest bodies (D) of
fresh water in the world.
59: _____ could only have been made by someone totally incompetent.
A. So serious is this mistake B. How serious a mistake
C. So serious a mistake D. Such serious mistake
60: - “I’d like to place an order for delivery, please.” – “_____”
A. Sure, what would you like? B. Sure, what time is it?
C. We actually take orders at five. D. Sure, how much is it?
61: Suzanne is far superior to me in terms of technical knowledge.
A. I come to terms with the fact that Suzanne is a better technician than me.
B. It is common knowledge that Suzanne is superior to me.
C. When it comes to technical knowledge, I am no match for Suzanne.
D. I am amazed at Suzanne’s profound technical knowledge.
62: Anthony wasn’t at all discouraged by this bad experience.
A. Anthony learned a great deal from this bad experience.
B. Because of this bad experience, Anthony wasn’t very happy.
C. It could take Anthony years to get over this bad experience.
D. This bad experience didn’t put Anthony off in the least.
63: _____ the Coast Guard, not a single life was lost in the ferry accident.
A. Regardless of B. Were it not for C. Thanks to D. As a result of
64: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that
needs correction.
(A) There are many different ways (B) of comparing the economy of one nation with
(C) those of (D) another.
65: This is my opinion that there is no advantage in further discussion.
A. I think the disadvantages of the discussion far outweighed the advantages.
B. I don’t like to take advantage of further discussion.
C. Further discussion will not put me at an advantage.
D. I can’t see any point in further discussion.
66: It didn’t matter how much I flattered her; she wouldn’t do as I asked.
A. No amount of flattery on my part could make her do as I asked.
B. I flattered her with a view to making her do as I asked.
C. She refused to do as I asked because she was annoyed with the way I flattered her.
D. She didn’t do as I asked, so I stopped flattering her.
67: Far from being embarrassed by her daughter’s behavior, Mrs. Thomas seems to be
amused by it.
A. Mrs. Thomas is both embarrassed and amused by her daughter’s behavior.
B. Mrs. Thomas should be amused rather than embarrassed by her daughter’s behavior.
C. Mrs. Thomas feels embarrassed because her daughter is behaving amusingly.
D. Mrs. Thomas seems to find the way her daughter behaves more a source of
amusement than embarrassment.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the correct answer for each of the questions (from 68 to 77).
We love them so much that some of us sleep with them under the pillow, yet we are
increasingly concerned that we cannot escape their electronic reach. We use them to
convey our most intimate secrets, yet we worry that they are a threat to our privacy.
We rely on them more than the Internet to cope with modern life, yet many of us don’t
believe advertisements saying we need more advanced services.
Sweeping aside the doubts that many people feel about the benefits of new third
generation phones and fears over the health effects of phone masts, a recent report
claims that the long-term effects of new mobile technologies will be entirely positive so
long as the public can be convinced to make use of them. Research about users of
mobile phones reveals that the mobile has already moved beyond being a mere
practical communications tool to become the backbone of modern social life, from love
affairs to friendship to work.
The close relationship between user and phone is most pronounced among teenagers,
the report says, who regard their mobiles as an expression of their identity. This is
partly because mobiles are seen as being beyond the control of parents. But the
researchers suggest that another reason may be that mobiles, especially text messaging,
were seen as a way of overcoming shyness. The impact of phones, however, has
been local rather than global, supporting existing friendship and networks, rather than
opening users to a new broader community. Even the language of texting in one area
can be incomprehensible to anybody from another area.
Among the most important benefits of using mobile phones, the report claims, will be a
vastly improved mobile infrastructure, providing gains throughout the economy, and
the provision of a more sophisticated location-based services for users. The report calls
on government to put more effort into the delivery of services by mobile phone, with
suggestion including public transport and traffic information and doctors’ text
messages to remind patients of appointments. There are many possibilities. At a recent
trade fair inSweden, a mobile navigation product was launched. When the user enters a
destination, a route is automatically downloaded to their mobile and presented by
voices, pictures and maps as they drive. In future, these devices will also be able to plan
around congestion and road works in real time. Third generation phones will also allow
for remote monitoring of patients by doctors. InBritain, scientists are developing an
asthma management solution using mobiles to detect early signs of an attack.
Mobile phones can be used in education. A group of teachers in Britain use third
generation phones to provide fast internet service to children who live beyond the
reach of terrestrial broadband services and can have no access to online information.
‘As the new generation of mobile technologies takes off, the social potential will vastly
increase,’ the report argues.
68: What does the writer suggest in the first paragraph about our attitudes to mobile
A. We are worried about using them so much.
B. We have contradictory feelings about them.
C. We need them more than anything else to deal with modern life.
D. We cannot live without them.
69: What does “them” in paragraph 2 refer to?
A. new mobile technologies B. benefits
C. doubts D. long-term effects
70: What is the connection between social life and mobile phones?
A. Mobile phones make romantic communication easier.
B. Mobile phones enable people to communicate while moving around.
C. Modern social life relies significantly on the use of mobile phones.
D. Mobile phones encourage people to make friends.
71: Why do teenagers have such a close relationship with their mobile phones?
A. They are more inclined to be late than older people.
B. They feel independent when they use them.
C. They tend to feel uncomfortable in many situations.
D. They use text messages more than any other group.
72: Which of the following is NOT true?
A. People can overcome shyness by using texting to communicate things that make
them uncomfortable.
B. There is no need to suspect the harmfulness of mobile phones.
C. Mobile phone is considered as a means for the youth to show their characters.
D. Mobile phones are playing a wide range of roles in people’s life.
73: In what sense has the impact of phones been “local” in paragraph 3?
A. People tend to communicate with people they already know.
B. Users generally phone people who live in the same neighbourhood.
C. It depends on local dialects.
D. The phone networks use different systems.
74: How might mobile phones be used in the future?
A. To show bus and train timetables
B. To give the address of the nearest doctor’s surgery
C. To arrange deliveries
D. To cure diseases
75: The navigation product launched inSweden is helpful for drivers because _____.
A. it shows them how to avoid road works
B. it can suggest the best way to get to a place
C. it tells them which roads are congested
D. it provides directions orally
76: What is the general attitude of the report described here?
A. The government should take over the mobile phone networks.
B. There are problems with mobile phones that cannot be overcome.
C. Mobile phones can have a variety of very useful applications.
D. Manufacturers need to produce better equipment.
77: The word “pronounced” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
A. obvious B. overwhelmed C. serious D. voiced
78: The trick made its first appearance twenty years ago.
A. The trick made twenty years ago on first stage.
B. The trick appeared to be made twenty years ago.
C. The first stage of the trick appeared twenty years ago.
D. The trick was first seen on stage twenty years ago.
79: As they came under heavy fire, the captain ordered his men to _____.
A. fall away B. fall out C. fall back D. fall over
80: Her young daughters _____ on the sofa, wishing they were out at play.
A. fidgeted B. shifted C. twisted D. moved

QUESTION 1 -5: Choose one option A, B, C or D corresponding to the word whose main stress is
on the syllable in the position which is different from that of the others.

A. appropriate B. emotional C. pronounce 2 D. situation 3
A. cultivate B. machine 2 C. terminate 1 D. operate
A. prediction 2 B. judgment 1 C. intelligent D. compulsion
A. personal 1 B. entry 1 C. canal 2 D. sampler
A. accordance 2 B. understand 3 C. acupuncture D. incomplete

QUESTION 6 – 35 are incomplete sentences. Choose A, B, C or D as your best choice to complete

each sentence and then identify your choice by circling letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.
Did you post that letter for me? – Oh, I’m sorry. I completely forgot. I ___ it immediately.

A. ‘m going to do B. are doing C. will do D. would do

7. What shall we have for dinner? – I don’t know. I can’t make up my mind. We ____ some fish or

A. are going to B. will have C. are having D. have

8. I think Mary ____ the present you bought for her.

A. will like B. likes C. is going to like D. liked

9. The ceiling in this room doesn’t look very safe. It looks as if it ____ down.

A. would fall B. falls C. is going to fall D. is falling

10. It’s 1:45 now and I have an interview at 2:00. I____ late.

A. will be B. would be C. ‘m going to be D. am

11. He ____ me by asking me stupid questions while I am working.

A. annoys B. quarrels C. damages D. interferes

12. I am ____ tired to think about that problem at the moment.

A. simply B. nearly C. far too D. much more

13. I remember ____ the front door when I left home this morning.

A. to lock B. locking C. locked D. to have locked

14. There was no ____ in waiting longer than an hour so we left.

A. good B. point C. worth D. use

15. The child was told to eat all his food or____ he would get no ice-cream.

A. in case B. else C. instead D. in fact

16. ____ you have no key, you have to get back before I go out.

A. although B. provided C. as D. unless

17. The question of late payment of bills was ____ again at the board meeting
A. risen B. raised C. brought D. taken

18. ____ the time you get to the theatre, the play will have finished.

A. until B. in C. by D. on

19. Since his father died, his closet ____ is his cousin.

A. relative B. friend C. person D. neighbour

20. James should have stayed out of the sun as his skin is so ____.

A. sensible B. sensitive C. insensible D. senseless

21. Have you any objections ____ this new road scheme?

A. with B. for C. at D. to

22. To get a passport, you must send in your birth ____ and two photos.

A. certificate B. licence C. paper D. card

23. The job was more difficult than I ____ expected it to be.

A .would B. had C. have D. might

24. She wrapped the small parcel in paper and tied it with ____.

A. wire B. string- dây, băng C. rope D. line

25. He just couldn’t open he jar ____ hard he tried.

A. whatever B. however C. moreover D. even

26. Their washing machine was out of ____ so they couldn’t wash any clothes.

A. activity B. work C. order D. condition

27. Could you ____ me how to use this new telephone?

A. explain B. show C. say D. remember

28. His wife’s death was a terrible shock and it took him a long time ____ it.

A. get round B. come through C. go over D. get over

29. They would like to move to New York, but their children will never agree ____.

A. with going B. to go C. with go D. going

30. When she looked in her purse she found that her money had been ____.

A. broken B. thieved C. stolen D. robbed

31. I have told him never ____ here again.

A. come B. comes C. came D. to come

32. A good friend will ____ you when you’re having problems.

A. stand by B. stand out for C. stand against D. stand in

33. The fruit tasted sweet, rather ____ a peach.

A. more B. like C. as D. similar

34. Her car’s outside so I suppose she ____ have arrived.

A. must B. can C. should D. ought

35. My sister is an expert on wildlife and its ____.

A. conversation B. preservation C. reservation D. conservation

QUESTION 36 – 45: Read the following passage carefully and then choose the best option to fit
each space. Identify your choice by circling letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.

If you’ve been told by your boss to improve your knowledge of a foreign language you will
know that success doesn’t come quickly. It generally takes years to learn another language well
and constant (36) ____ to maintain the high standards required for frequent business use.
Whether you study in a class, with audiocassettes, computers or on your (37) ____ sooner or
(38) ____ every language course finishes and you must decide what to do next if you need a
foreign language for your career.

Business audio Magazine is a new product designed to help you continue language study in a
way that fits easily into your busy schedule. Each audiocassette (39) ____ of an hour – long
program packed with business news, features and interviews in the language of your choice.
These cassettes won’t teach you how to order meals or ask for directions. It’s (40) ____ that you
can do that already. Instead, by giving you an opportunity to hear the language as it’s really
spoken, they help you to (41) ____ your vocabulary and improve your ability to use real
language relating to, for example, that all- important marketing trip.

The great advantage of using audio magazines is that they (42)___ you to perfect your language
skills in ways that suit your lifestyle. For example, you can select a topic and listen in your car
or hotel when away on business. No other business course is as (43)___ and the unique radio-
magazine format is as instructive as it is entertaining. In addition to the audiocassette, this
package includes a transcript with a business glossary and a study (44)___. The components are
structured so that intermediate and advanced students may use them separately or together,
(45)____ on their ability.
36. A. exercise B. performance C. practice D. operation

37. A. self B. individual C. personal D. own

38. A. after B. then C. later D. quicker

39. A. consists B. includes C. contains D. involves

40. A. insisted B. acquired C. asserted D. assumed

41. A. prolong B. extend C. spread D. lift

42. A. allow B. let C. support D. offer

43. A. adjustable B. flexible C. convertible D. variable

44. A. addition B. supplement – phụ C. extra D. manuscript – bản thảo

45. A. according B. depending C. relating D. basing

QUESTION 46 – 50: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follow
by circling letter A, B, C or D as the correct answers and then mark your choice on the answer

Every word on a label describing a food, a drug, a cosmetic or a medical device is important in
protecting you and your family from buying an inferior product, from misusing a good one,
from being tricked by dangerous quackery, or from unknowingly possessing an item harmful to

A label must not be misleading (lừa dối). This restriction is somewhat vague (mơ hồ) and
therefore cannot prevent all violations. Although the government tries to eliminate all
misleading labels, the consumer must nevertheless be always on guard. Just because a can of
sardines has a fancy- sounding foreign name, don’t take for granted that the fish were
imported. It is the law, too, that manufacturers must list their names and places of their
business on their labels.

Manufacturers must use common names in identifying their products so that anyone can
readily understand what he is buying. Synthetic foods must be prominently labeled as artificial.
Food composed of two or more ingredients must bear labels listing all ingredients in the order
of predominance.

46. According to the article, the main purpose of a label is to ____.

A. attract the consumer B. protect the consumer C. list the ingredients D. protect the

47. Careful reading of the label will prevent ____.

A. misuse of a product B. buying an inferior product C. buying a harmful product D. A, B and C

48. The author suggests that ____.

A. some label are misleading in spite of government inspection. B. all labels are misleading.

C. most labels are vague. D. the government does nothing about misleading labels.

49. A foreign name on a label ____. A. is never misleading B. always indicates that the product is
an import.

C. may lead one to believe that the product is an import. D. is never completely truthful.

50. The most important ingredient of a product must be listed ____ .

A. first B. last C. in the middle D. as artificial

QUESTION 52 – 55: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
by circling letter A, B, C or D as the correct answer and then mark your choice on the answer

Charles Eliot, taking over at Harvard in 1869 at the age of 35, pioneered a break with the
traditional curriculum. The usual course of studies at American universities emphasized
classical and humanistic (thuộc về nhân văn) courses, classical languages, mathematics, ethics
and rhetoric(hùng biện); and each institution prescribed a rigid program of required courses.
Under Eliot’s leadership, Harvard dropped most of its required courses in favour of an elective
system and increased its course offerings to stress the physical and social sciences, the fine arts
and modern languages. Soon other institutes in all sections of the country were following
Harvard’s lead. Eliot was also influential in bringing about important reforms in professional
education. He renovated the Harvard medical and law schools, raising the requirements and
lengthening the residence period, and again the Harvard model affected the other schools.
Improved technical training in other professions accompanied the advances in medicine and
law. Both state and private universities hastened to establish schools of architecture,
engineering, education, journalism and business.

Although Harvard was one of the first universities to found a graduate school, the recognized
center for graduate study, based on the German system with the highest award, was John

51. What did Charles Eliot do at Harvard?

A. He started studies under a rigid program. B. He introduced modern studies.

C. He removed all classical studies. D. He selected students under an elective system.

52. According to the passage, after 1869 students at Harvard were ____.

A. given a wide selection of subjects to choose from. B. allowed to choose any subject at all to
C. required to study physical and social sciences D. unable to follow classical and humanistic

53. Under Charles Eliot’s influence at Harvard, students who wished to become doctors and
lawyers had to ____ .

A. study for longer hours. B. conform to a required Harvard model

C. reach a higher academic level D. act in a professional way.

54. We understand from the passage that John Hopkins University ____ .

A. offers the best graduate prizes B. provides an excellent German education

C. was the German system with the highest award D. has the oldest established graduate school

55. The overall effect of Charles Eliot’s reforms was to ____ .

A. standardize professional education B. diminish the other universities

C. lower the prestige of classical and humanistic studies D. widen the academic curriculum

QUESTION 56 -60: In these sentences, each one has four underlined words or phrases marked
A, B, C and D. Choose the one word or phrase which must be changed in order for the sentence
to be correct.

56. My friend has just won the first prize in perform folk dance.


57. For welcoming my foreign friends, we are celebrating a big party.


58. We spent a week to preparing for our concert.


59. I prefer to watch a live concert to listening to music on the radio.


60. I often listen music when I have free time.

QUESTION 61 – 70: Choose one option A, B, C or D corresponding to the sentence which has the
same meaning as the original one and mark your choice on the answer sheet.

61. She turned the radio at 7:30. She was still listening to it when her mother came home at

A. She has been listening to the radio at 7:30. B. She had been listening to the radio since 7:30.

C. She has been listening to the radio after 7:30. D. She has been listening to the radio by 7:30.

62. She knows a lot more about it than I do.

A. I don’t know as mush about it as she does. B. I don’t know as mush about it as she did.

C. I didn’t know as mush about it as she does. D. I didn’t know as mush about it as she did.

63. The moon doesn’t have the atmosphere, neither does the planet Mars.

A. Neither the moon or the planet Mars has the atmosphere.

B. Either the moon nor the planet Mars has the atmosphere

C. Neither the moon nor the planet Mars has the atmosphere.

D. Either the moon or the planet Mars has the atmosphere.

64. The referee was being escorted from the football field by strong police guards.

A. Strong police guards were escorting the referee at the football field.

B. Strong police guards were escorting the referee into the football field.

C. Strong police guards were escorting the referee from the football field.

D. Strong police guards were escorting the referee towards the football field.

65. The bank manager turned down his request for a home loan.

A. His request for a home loan was turned down by the bank manager.

B. His request for a home loan was turned up by the bank manager.

C. His request for a home loan was turned upside by the bank manager.

D. His request for a home loan was turned off by the bank manager.
66. Temperature is measured by a thermometer.

A. A thermometer is used to measure temperature. B. A thermometer is used for measure


C. A thermometer is used with measure temperature. D. A thermometer is used on measure


67. They think that the owner of the house has gone abroad.

A. The owner of the house is thought to go abroad.

B. The owner of the house is thought to have been going abroad.

C. The owner of the house is thought to have been gone abroad.

D. The owner of the house is thought to have gone abroad.

68. My suit needs to be cleaned before the interview but I’m busy to do that.

A. I must have my suit cleaned before the interview. B. I must clean my suit before the

C. I must have my suit to be cleaned before the interview. D. I must have my suit cleans before
the interview.

69. What a pity I failed the entrance exam.

A. I wish I had passed the entrance exam. B. I wish I have passed the entrance exam.

C. I wish I will pass the entrance exam. D. I wish I pass the entrance exam.

70. Maria eats very little so as not to put on weight.

A. Maria eats little very because she wants to lose the weight.

B. Maria eats very little because she wants to lose the weight.

C. Maria eats very little because she wants weight to lose.

D. Maria eats very little because lose the weight she wants to.

QUESTION 71 – 80: Choose one option A, B, C or D corresponding to the best sentence which is
made up from the given cue words and then mark your choice on the answer sheet.

71. / know / Linda / mine / engage / friend / you / ? /.

A. Do you know that Linda will be engaged with a friend of mine?

B. Do you know that Linda will be engaged up a friend of mine?

C. Do you know that Linda will be engaged to a friend of mine?

D. Do you know that Linda will be engaged for a friend of mine?

72. / panic / there / people / building / realize / be / fire /.

A. There was panic among people when they realized that the building was on fire.

B. There was among people panic when they realized that the building was on fire.

C. There was panic among people when they have realized the building that was on fire.

D. There was panic among people when they had realized that was on fire the building.

73. / stop / driver / car / time / child / save.

A. The driver had stopped the car in time to save the child. B. The driver stops the car in time to
save the child.

C. The driver has stopped the car in time to save the child. D. The driver stopped the car in time
to save the child.

74. / bad weather / despite / decide / house / build / carry / we /.

A. Despite the bad weather we decided to carry out building the house.

B. Despite the bad weather we decided to carry off building the house.

C. Despite the bad weather we decided to carry up building the house.

D. Despite the bad weather we decided to carry on building the house.

75. / my brother / I / not think / mistake/ make / that / purpose.

A. I don’t think that my brother made that mistake for purpose.

B. I don’t think that my brother made that mistake on purpose.

C. I don’t think that my brother made that mistake with purpose.

D. I don’t think that my brother made that mistake at purpose.

76. / made / mind / we / not invite / party / them.

A. We made off our mind not to invite them to our party. B. We made up our mind not to invite
them to our party.
C. We made for our mind not to invite them to our party. D. We made with our mind not to
invite them to our party.

77. / return / spaceship / Earth / by 6 pm / next Monday.

A. The spaceship will have turned to the Earth by 6 pm next Monday.

B. The spaceship have returned to the Earth by 6 pm next Monday.

C. The spaceship will be returned to the Earth by 6 pm next Monday.

D. The spaceship will return to the Earth by 6 pm next Monday.

78. / tired / I / too / be / do /to / anything / today.

A. I’m too tired doing anything today. B. I’m too tired do anything today.

C. I’m too tired to do anything today. D. I’m too tired for doing anything today.

79. / we / to / arrange / meet / theatre / at / the / John / to / arrive / fail /.

A. We had arranged to meet at the theatre so John failed to arrive.

B. We had arranged to meet at the theatre but John failed to arrive.

C. We had arranged to meet at the theatre because John failed to arrive.

D. We had arranged to meet at the theatre therefore John failed to arrive.

80. / be / there / three / students / choose / best / ones / among.

A. There are three students be chosen among the best ones.

B. There are three students choosing among the best ones.

C. There are three students to choose among the best ones.

D. There are three students chosen among the best ones.

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