TỔNG HỢP 40 ĐỀ ÔN THI TUYỂN SINH CHO HỌC SINH KHỐI  9

TEST 1

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Vietnamese people are very_____________ and hospitable.

    A. reserved                 B. friendly                      C. official                 D. quiet

2. She often goes to the _____________ to pray because her religion is Islam.

    A. mosque                    B. pagoda                    C. church              D. temple

3. We knelt down in a place of worship and _____________ for peace.

    A. impressed                B. depended                   C. said                 D. prayed

4. Mathmatics and Literature are _____________ subjects in high schools.

    A. additional                B. optional         C. Compulsory         D. religious

5/ The United States has a(an) _____________ of around 250 million.

    A. population            B. addition                    C. instruction      D. territory

6. The national_____________ in Malaysia is Malay.

    A. language           B. currency                    C. religion                   D. climate

7. During the year she was abroad, they _____________ by letter8. The office is closed _____________ the week

    A. on                          B. in                           C. of                               D. for

9. The two cities are the same _____________ some ways.

    A. as                           B. for                             C. in                               D. of

10. Would you like to go and visit the museum tomorrow? - “_____________

    A that right.         B. I like to see it.   C. You must want it.      D. That would be great.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses. (1pt)

11. They _____________ pen pals for over two years. (be)

12. I wish you _____________ a longer vacation. (have)

13. She used _____________ past the mosque on her way to school. (walk)

14. Malaysia _____________ into two regions. (divide)

(15-20) Use the correct form of the words in parentheses. (1.5pts)

15. The language of _____________ is Bahasa Malaysia. (instruct)

16. She enjoyed the _____________ atmosphere in the mosque. (peace)

17. Tourists are really impressed by the _____________ of Vietnamese people. (friendly)

18. English is a _____________ second language in Malaysia. (compel)

19. The editor welcomes _____________ from readers on any subject. (correspond)

20. I’m not _____________ supposed to be here. (office)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Malaysia is a country in South East Asia. It is a member of the ASEAN. It consists (21) __________ the Malay Peninsula and Sarawak and Sabah on the Island Borneo. It is (22) __________ into regions, known as West Malaysia and East Malaysia. It has a tropical (23)__________. It is the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, and it (24)__________ rubber, tin and gas. In addition to Islam, the county’s official (25)__________, there are Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Malaysian people speak Bahasa Malaysia as a mother (26) __________. It is the language of (27) __________ in all secondary schools. English, Chinese and Tamil are also (28)__________ spoken in this country.

21. A. at                         B. in       C. of                               D. for

22. A. comprised              B. devided     C. impressed         D. corresponded

23. A. climate                 B. weather         C. region           D. territory

24. A. accounts              B. imports          C. exports                      D. separates

25. A. region               B. religion          C. population            D. language

26. A. decision               B. mosque        C. impression                D. tongue

27. A. attraction     B. association      C. instruction         D. production

28. A. easily              B. simply                       C. really            D. widely

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Dong Nai province is at the Eastern approach to HCM City. Its provincial city in Bien Hoa City. The Kinh people account for 82.8% of the total population. The ethnic minority groups are Tay, Kho Mu, Nung, Dao and Ma. This area is famous throughout the Eastern part of south Vietnam for its picturesque landscapes. This is a suitable destination for Saigonese to make some short picnics.

                                                                                                T                   F

29. Dong Nai is at the Western approach to HCM City     _______        _______

30. The Kinh people account over 80%.                            _______        _______

31. There are 6 ethnic groups in Dong Nai.                        _______        _______

32. Nobody comes to Dong Nai for recreation.                  _______        _______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. When he was young, he live in Hanoi.

      He used ______________

34. What apity I don’t have a laptop.

      I wish _____________

35. The beauty of the city really impressed Maryam.

      Maryam _______________

36. Please keep quiet in the classroom.

      I’d rather you ______________________________.

TEST 2

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. The national dress of Japanese women is __________.

    A. Ao dai                                                          B. kimono                      C. jeans                                                      D. sari

2. The Ao dai is the __________dress of Vietnamese women.

    A. baggy                     B. beautiful                   C. casual                        D. traditional

3. He was a __________. He had a large of musical instruments.

    A. poet                       B. writer                        C. musician                   D. sailor

4. It’s not __________to call anyone at night.

    A. equal                      B. convenient                                                       C. difficult                       D. economic

5. __________have fashion designers done to modernize the Ao dai?

    A. How                      B. Why                          C. What                         D. Where

6. What will you __________at her birthday party?

    A. change                   B. grow                          C. put                            D. wear

7. Young __________is fond of wearing jeans.

    A. generation               B. inspiration                                                      C. women                                                     D. students

8. My mother only wears Ao dai __________special ocasions.

    A. at                           B. on                              C. in                               D. with

9. In most factories workers have to wear uniform __________work.

    A. in                    B. on                      C. at                      D. out

10.__________ want to change the traditional Ao dai.

    A. Vietnamese women       B. College students        C. Young workers       D. Fashion designers

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses. (1pt)

11. Wearing uniforms______________ students to feel equal in many ways. (help)

12. I ______________ English since I graduated from college. (teach)

13. It’s dangerous ______________ in this river. (swim)

14. Rice ______________ in tropical countries. (grow)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses. (1.5pts)

15. These clothes look very modern and ___________. (fashion)

16. He is very famous ___________. (music)

17. Many designers have taken ___________ from Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. (inspire)

18. _________ the Ao dai was frequently worn by both men and women. (tradition)

19. What is your _________ type of clothing? (favor)

20. They have _________ the Ao dai by printing lines of poetry on it. (modern)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage:(2pts)

Clothes can tell a lot about a person. Some people like very colorful clothes because they want everyone to (21)_________ at them and they want to be the center of things. (22)_________ people like to wear nice clothes, but their clothes are not colorful or fancy. They do not want people to look at them. Clothes today are very different (23)________ the clothes of the 1800s. One difference is the way they look. For example, in the 1800s, all women wear dresses. The dresses all had long skirts. But today, (24)__________ do not always wear dresses with long skirts. Sometimes they wear short skirts. Sometimes they wear pants. Another difference between 1800s (25)_________ today is the cloth. In the 1800s, clothes (26)__________ made only from natural kinds of cloth. They were made from (27)__________ wool, silk or linen. But today, there are many kinds of man-made cloth. A lot of clothes are now made (28)_____________ nylon, rayon or polyester.

21. A. see                                                          B. watch                        C. look                                                           D. laugh

22. A. some                                                      B. few                            C. the                                                             D. other

23. A. of                                                           B. from                          C. with region                                                    D. on

24. A. children           B. women                      C. men                           D. students

25. A. and                                                         B. but                             C. from                                                            D. with

26. A. are                   B. were                          C. will be                       D. have been

27. A. plastic                                                    B. metal                         C. cotton                                                        D. wood

28. A. by                                                          B. in                               C. with                                                             D. from

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

A little boy is reported missing. He was last seen ten minutes ago near the entrance to Dam Sen Part. His name is Nam and he is three years old. He has dark, short hair. He’s wearing blue pants, a short-sleeved shirt and black shoes. If you see Nam, please bring him to the gate one. His mother is waiting for him there. Thank you very much.

                                                                                                                 T               F

29. A four-years boy is reported missing.                                           _______    _______

30. He’s wearing blue trousers, a short-sleeved shirt and black shoes.                 _______                                                                                                                  _______

31. If you see the lost boy, please bring him to Gate Two.                 _______    _______

32. The boy’s grandmother is waiting for him at Gate One.               _______    _______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. We started learning English in 2005.

      We have ______________________________________________________.

34. These students have already done the homework.

      The homework _________________________________________________.

35. Jeans have never been out of fashion.

      Jeans are ______________________________________________________.

36. What type of clothing do you like best?

      What is _______________________________________________________.

TEST 3

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. After working hard, he __________with a cup of coffee and the newspaper.

    A. relaxes                                                         B. passes                       C. raises                                                      D. makes

2. Did you use to do a__________ when you were at the university?

    A. full-time                 B. full-time job               C. part-time                   D. part-time job

3. They need to have a(n) __________ideals and information.

    A. talk                        B. discuss                      C. exchange                   D. fight

4. The weather was bad, __________we didn’t go on a picnic.

    A. however                 B. but                             C. because                      D. so

5. After doing his homework, he __________the chicken's eggs.

    A. collects                  B. has                            C. takes                          D. picks

6. After an hour travelling by plane, we__________ Hue.

    A. went                      B. reached                      C. got                             D. came

7. Everybody felt tired and hungry, so they stopped and had a__________

    A. supper                   B. lunch                         C. snack                         D. breakfast

8. To reach to the beach, they have to cross a small bamboo__________

    A. forestry                  B. shrub                         C. brush                         D. forest

9. There are some cottages at the__________ of the mountain. It is very peaceful there.

    A. leg                          B. foot                           C. shrine                        D. feet

10. The first man walked on the moon__________ 21st July 1969

    A. on                          B. in                               C. since                          D. for

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Nghi never seems to get tired. I wish I__________ her energy (have)

12. This monument__________ in the 19th century (build)

13. A hammer is used to __________ nails in something (drive)

14. I__________ on this project for an hour (work)

(15-20) Use the correct form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. My father has a large __________ in coins (collect)

16. Thy Thy had an__________ trip to her home village (interest)

17. Sapa is one of the__________ areas of Vietnam (mountain)

18. "Please read this text__________ ."(care)

19. We are going to send some__________ students for the program. (change)

20. There is a __________ lot near my house (park)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Liz had a very (21)_________summer holiday this year. Her pen friend, Ba invited her to visit his family in the north of Ha Noi. Liz went (22)_________plane from New York to Vietnam. Ba met her at Noi Bai Airport and together they took a bus from Hanoi to his home village

One day, Ba and his family took Liz from a picnic in the (23)_________. They climbed a big hill. (24)_________ the top of the hill they had a wonderful view. In the distance they could see the sea. Then they visited the (25)_________ of a Vietnamese hero and enjoyed the fresh air there. Liz was very (26)_________ when it was time to go (27)_________ to New York and school. She is already looking (28)_________ to next summer when Liz is going to spend her holidays with Ba's family in Vietnam.

21. A. exciting         B. thrilling                     C. dangerous                  D. boring

22. A. on                  B. for                             C. by                              D. of

23. A. rivers             B. mountains                 C. seas                           D. lakes

24. A. On                 B. At                              C. From                         D. In

25. A. shrine            B. mosque                      C. temple                       D. church

26. A. sad                B. happy                        C. cheerful                     D. glad

27. A. back              B. abroad                       C. around                       D. round

28. A. forward         B. at                               C. after                           D. for

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Late in the afternoon, the boys put up their tent in the middle of a field. As soon as this was done, they cooked the meal over an open fire. They were all hungry and the food s good. After a wonderful meal, they told stories and sang songs by the camp fire. But some time later it began to rain. The boys felt tired so they put out the fire and crept into their tent. Their sleeping-bags were warm and comfortable, so they all slept soundly. In the middle of the night, two boys woke up and began shouting. The tent was full of the water! They all leapt out of their sleeping-bags and hurried outside. It was raining heavily and they found that a stream had formed in the field. The stream wound its way across the field and then flowed right under their tent!

29. The food smelt good, so the boy were thirsty.                                      __________

30. They played games and sang songs after they had a wonderful meal   __________

31. The boys slept well and deeply in a comfortable and warm sleeping bags.                                                                                                                       __________

32. The tent was full of the water, which made the boys wake up.            __________

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

 33. Bich Nhi got good grades in her exam because she worked very hard.

       Bich Nhi worked very hard, so________________________________________.

34. Vinh Nghi lives in the country. It is so boring there.
Vinh Nghi wishes __________________________________________________.

35. Uyen Uyen woke up late, so she didn’t have time for breakfast.
Uyen Uyen woke up so ______________________________________________.

36. Ba Long can’t talk to foreigners because he doesn’t understand what they say.
I wish ____________________________________________________________.

 

TEST 4

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. Many students in this university live in a ___________.
A. campus                  B. dormitory                  C. building                     D. lab

2. She has a good ___________as a well-qualified teacher.
A. famous                  B. pagoda                      C. voice                          D. reputation

3. If I attend a course in London, I’ll able to have chance to speak to___________ speakers.
A. natural                   B. native                        C. formal                       D. national

4. My younger brother is studying Math under his teacher’s ___________.
A. academy                B. request                      C. tuition                       D. reputation

5. Don’t ___________him to agree to your proposal. It’s no use.
A. persuade                B. do                              C. let                              D. make

6. She asked me what __________ of learning English I found most difficult.
A. method                  B. problem                     C. aspect                        D. part

7. We received our first semester ___________a few day ago.
A. problem                 B. report                        C. passage                     D. postcard

8. “I suggest going to Vung Tau on the weekend.”_ “ ___________ .”
A. That’s a reason.    B. That’s a good idea.   C. That’s a fine .            D. That’s a trip.

9. My mother works __________ a big company in the city at Le Hong Phong Street.
A. in                           B. at                               C. for                             D. with

10. I’ve never seen this word before. Use a dictionary to ___________ .
A look it at                 B. look it after               C. look it over                D. look it up

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. We __________ out of it stops raining. (go)
12. I look forward to ____________ from my brother, who is living aboard. (hear)
13. My father __________ for the telephone company 20 years ago .(work)
14. He suggests they _________ to Nha Trang next week. (go)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The school is performing well, but we recognize the need for further__________ . (improve)
16. They placed __________ in a number of national newspaper.(advertise)
17. If you want to attend the course, you must past the written __________ . (examine)
18. let me introduce new students a __________ school. I think its reliable (repute)
19. He gives us some _________ information about the increasing prices. (persuade)
20. My parents are very _________ of my intelligence. (pride)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Approximately 350 million people speak English as their first language. About the same
number use it as a (21) __________ language. It is the English language that is used as the
language of aviation, international sport and pop music. 75% of the world mail is in English, 60% of the radio station (22) __________ in English and more (23) __________ half of the world’s
periodicals are printed (24) __________ English. It is the English language that is used as an
(25) ________language in 44 countries, and as the language of business commerce and
technology in many others. English is now an effective medium of international
communication. (26) ________, it is the written English, (27) __________ is not systematically phonetic, that causes difficulties (28)_______foreigners.
21 A. second                  B. first                           C. international              D. official
22 A. speak                   B. broadcast                  C. write                          D. listen
23 A. much                    B. many                         C. than                           D. as

24 A. by                         B. in                               C. as                              D. of
25 A. official                  B. compulsory               C. optional                     D. primary
26 A. However              B. Moreover                  C. Besides                      D. Furthermore
27 A. which                   B. what                          C. that                            D. where

28 A. to                         B. at                               C. in                               D. of

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

When a child enters school, he will learn many different kinds of skills. For example, he
will learn to speak correctly, to read well, and to behave properly. One of the most
important skills that he must acquire is good handwriting.

There are two main ways in which the English language is written by hand. The first form is called printing. It look much like the letters in this book. The letters have simple lines or curves. They are not connected. The second method writing is called cursive. Cursive letters are slanted to one side. They are usually connected. Printing is usually learned before cursive writing.

Each person has a unique cursive writing which is difficult to copy exactly. For example, it is difficult to forge a person’s signature on a check or credit card bill. Some people believe that your handwriting reveals a lot about your personality. The study of predicting a person’s character or personality from handing writing is called graphology.

                                                                                                                           T          F
29.  It is difficult to copy a person’s signature on a check or a credit card bill.                                                   _____   _____
30.  Printing is more complicated than cursive writing.                                       _____   _____
31.  Writing which is not connected is called cursive writing.                              _____   _____

32.  Graphology deals with the connection between a person’s handing writing          _____   _____

       and the way that person acts.

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Try hard and you can pass the examination.
If ___________________________________________________________

34. The teacher said:” Don’t talk in class.”
The teacher ordered us ___________________________________________

35. Mrs Huong said,” Chanh Quan! Why do you go to school late?”
Mrs Huong asked _______________________________________________

36. Tuong son said,” The sun rises in the East.”
Tuong son said __________________________________________________

TEST 5

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. Before the appearance of newspapers, people got new from the ___________ .

    A. computer               B. criers                         C. magazines                  D. television

2. Remote controls are used to _____________ with television.
A. invent                    B. develop                     C. interact                      D. respond

3. TV _________ can enjoy interesting programs by choosing the right channels.
A. lookers                  B. watchers                    C. viewers                      D. seers

4. Living in a distant town, students can’t get __________ to the internet easily.
A. access                    B. work                          C. connect                      D. relation

5. Town criers shouted the latest news _____________ they were walking through city streets.
A. as                           B. because                      C. so                              D. since

6. He spends a lot of time __________ the web every day.
A. responding            B. looking                      C. walking                     D. surfing

7. Everyone is present here, ___________?
A. isn’t he                  B. isn’t she                    C. are they                     D. aren’t they

8. What is your response ___________ this forum.
A. about                     B. for                             C. with                           D. to

9. People used to get the news __________ town criers.
A. for                         B. on                              C. from                          D. with

10. “ I don’t like watching sports.” - “ ___________ .”
A I do, too.                 B. So do I.                     C. I’m the opposite.       D. Yes, I do.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. She loves __________ to pop music. (listen)

12. Town criers shouted the latest news as they ____________ through city streets. (walk)

13. What do you want __________ this evening. (do)

14. I think that ___________ on the internet is a waste of time. (chat)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The internet is still ___________ for these students. (cost)
16. I like watching the news because it is very __________. (inform)
17. The internet is a wonderful __________ of modern life. (invent)
18. We believe the new program will be __________ to everyone. (benefit)
19. The internet has _________ developed and become part of our daily life. (increase)
20. These documents are not _________ to the public. (access)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Television first (21) ___________ some fifty years ago in the 1950s. Since then, it
has been one of the most (22)___________ sources of entertainment for both the old
and the young. Television offers cartoon for children, world (23)___________, music and many other programs. If someone is interesting in sports, for (24) __________, he can just choose the
right sports channel. There he can enjoy a broadcast of an international football match
(25)_________it is actually happening. Television is also a very useful way (26)___________  companies to advertise their products.

It is not too hard for us to see why (27) _________ is a TV set in almost every home
today. And, engineers are developing interactive TV (28) ___________ allows communication between viewers and producers.

21. A. appeared            B. invented                  C. came                          D. happened
22. A. cheap                 B. expensive                C. popular                     D. impressive
23. A. goods                 B. news                       C. things                        D. places 

24. A. sure                    B. certain                     C. case                           D. instance
25. A. as                       B. so                            C. and                            D. or
26. A. of                       B. in                            C. for                             D. with

27. A. it                        B. this                          C. that                            D. there
28. A. who                    B. which                      C. what                          D. it

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Nowadays, informatics is one of the compulsory subjects in many large schools in our city. My school is among those that have just equipped with a rather modern computer system. This system consists of 30 machines linked to the internet and run by Window XP. All the students in my school like doing this new object because it has helped us very much in learning other ones, besides English. By using effective devices on the internet on like Google, we can easily find necessary data in time to do a better job in our study.
                                                                                                                        T               F
29. Informatics is one of the compulsory subjects in all schools in our city.       _______   _______
30. Informatics isn’t useful in our daily life.                                               _______   _______
31. By using effective devices on the internet like Google, we can easily   _______   _______

find necessary data.
32. It has helped us very much in learning English and other ones.           _______   _______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. People have used the internet all over the world.
The internet ____________________________________________________________

34. Does your brother use the internet every day.
Your brother ___________________________________________________________

35. Reading newspapers in the morning gives him pleasure.

      He enjoys ______________________________________________________________

36. Do you like playing soccer?
Are you________________________________________________________________

TEST 6

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. I’m ___________ that people have spoiled this area .
A. glad                       B. pleased                      C. disappointed             D. satisfied

2. Everyone must take part in _____________ deforestation.
A. permitting              B. protecting                  C. persuading                D. preventing

3. _________ is a piece of land full of rubbish.
A. Junkyard               B. Garbage                     C. Hedge                        D. treasure

4. __________ you are interesting in this film, don’t go to see it at any cost.
A. If                            B. Unless                       C. Because                     D. When

5. _____________ putting garbage bins around the schoolyard.
A. Why not                B. Shall we                    C. Why don’t we           D. How about

6. He is tired __________ he stayed up late watching TV.
A. so                          B. because                      C. but                             D. and

7. I’m pleased ___________ all of you have studied better.
A. that                        B. when                         C. if                                D. how

8. The government should do something ___________ the environmental pollution.
A. about                     B. on                              C. in                               D. into

9. The students were divided __________ small group.
A. for                         B. from                          C. in                               D. into

10. “I suggest using public buses instead of motorbikes.” - “ ___________ .”
A Yes, please.            B. Good idea.                 C. We will.                     D. I’m afraid not.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. What can you do in your school __________ pollution. (minimize)
12. If you don’t understand the lesson, I ____________ it again to you. (explain)
13. What about __________ used paper, bottles and cans every day? (collect)
14. The best way to reduce garbage is ___________ and recycle things. (reuse)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. We must learn about keeping the environment ___________ . (pollute)
16. The inhabitants have made __________ on how to protect the environment. (suggest)
17. It is __________ that our environment is more and more polluted. (disappoint)
18. The drivers have left lots of garbage on the ground after their __________. (refresh)
19. A complaint letter should be ended _________ . (polite)
20. Some volunteer _________ help to clear up the beach. (conserve)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Our oceans are becoming (21) _________ polluted. Most of this pollution comes (22)
_________ the land, which (23)_________  it comes from people. Firstly, there is raw sew sewage, which is pumped directly into the sea. Many counties, (24)_________ developed and
developing, are guilty of doing this. Secondly, ships drop about 6 million tons of garbage
into the sea each year. Thirdly, (25)_________ are oil spills from ships. A ship has an
accident and oil leaks from the vessel. This not only pollutes the water, but it (26)_________ kills
marine life. Next, there are waste materials from factories. (27)_________ proper
regulations, factory owners let the waste run directly into the rivers, which then leads to the sea.
And (28)_________ , oil is washed from the land. This can be the result of carelessness or a
deliberate dumping of waste.

21. A. extremely            B. extreme                   C. complete                    D. serious
22. A. for                       B. by                           C. from                          D. with
23. A. says                     B. means                     C. mean                         D. tell

24. A. between               B. both                        C. consist                       D. with
25. A. there                    B. they                         C. you                            D. we
26. A. some                   B. the                           C. an                              D. also

27. A. With                    B. Therefore                C. Without                     D. However
28. A. unfortunately      B. finally                     C. luckily                       D. traditional

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Mrs. Lan:    What’s the matter, Mrs Linh?

Mrs. Linh:   I’ve just received my latest electricity bill. It’s so enormous.

Mrs. Lan:    Let me see. It’s 350.000VND. What an enormous bill it is!

Mrs. Linh:   I paid 200.000VND last month. I don’t know why it is higher this month.

Mrs. Lan:    Which counter is installed in your house?

Mrs. Linh:   The usual mechanical counter was replaced with an electronic counter at
the beginning of this month. It is said to run more exactly and be more
convenient for the power officials to record monthly electricity numbers.

Mrs. Lan:    I don’t know what happens. The usual mechanical counter is still used in my
house. Why don’t you complain to the Power Department of Ho Chi Minh City
about it.

Mrs. Linh:   Thanks for your advice. I am writing a complaint letter right now.

                                                                                                                                 T            F

29. The bill Mrs Linh received last month was lower than the latest one.       ______   ______

30. Mrs. Linh has spent 550.000VND on electricity in the last two months.  ______   ______

31. Mrs. Lan insisted that the electrical counter is wrong.                                        ______   ______

32. Electricity numbers are recorded every month.                                                   ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. The river is too dirty for us to swim in.
Since ________________________________________________

34. Why don’t we go to the countryside this weekend.
I suggest ______________________________________________

35. Hard work leads to success..
If ____________________________________________________

36. Let’s use public buses instead of motorbikes.
How __________________________________

TEST 7

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. She is worried ___________ the result of her final exam .
A. in                           B. on                              C. at                               D. about

2. You should have the _____________ check the pipes in your house .
A. doctor                    B. mechanic                   C. plumber           D. electrician

3. I think we should turn on the lights. -- _________ .
A. OK                        B. All right                     C. That’s a good idea.   D. All are correct.

4. How about __________ by bike instead of motorbikes?
A. to travel                 B. travel                         C. traveling         D. traveled

5. Hung is sick. _____________ , he can’t go to school.
A. Therefore               B. And                           C. But            D. Because

6. If we __________ talking, we’ll be punished.
A. look after               B. go on                         C. turn on         D. account for

7. Each item has its own ___________.
A. label                       B. name                         C. thing                          D. resource

8. We ___________ solar panels on the roof of our house to receive the energy from the sun.
A. keep                       B. install                        C. label                          D. innovate

9. Let’s save natural __________ by using solar energy.
A. label                       B. name                         C. thing            D. resources

10. Please turn ___________ the air conditioner. It’s so hot.”
A off                           B. in                               C. on                     D. into

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. I suggest __________ elderly people. (help)
12. Remember ____________ off the lights before going out. (turn)
13. Get him __________ the washing machine. (fix)
14. What about ___________ by bike? (travel)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The new machine he bought last week works ___________. (effective)
16. Let’s have an __________ mend the iron. (electric)
17. __________ ,he finished his work. (ultimate)
18. We should save our country’s __________ resources. (nature)
19. _________ ‘s main concern is quality of a new product. (consume)
20. I’m _________ about my final exam. (worry)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Electricity is the (21) _________ common form of energy used today. (22)__________ the modern world, (23) _________ is instantly available at a touch of a switch. Electricity gas numerous (24)_________ . The most common use of electricity is to provide artificial lighting. (25)
_________ factories, electricity is used to (26)__________ the electric motors of machines.
In offices, electricity is used to light up the (27) _________ . It’s also used to operate air conditioners, computers (28) _________ many other machines.

21. A. many                   B. much                         C. more                D. most

22. A. In                        B. Around                      C. During              D. From

23. A. electricity            B. water                         C. gas                  D. coal

24. A. way                     B. uses                           C. labels             D. consumers

25. A. At                        B. From                         C. In                  D. With

26. A. to drive               B. drive                          C. driving           D. drove

27. A. office                   B. workplace                 C. machine     D. tool

28. A. but                      B. so                              C. because           D. and

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Electricity is also used to power many appliances that we have in our homes. Such appliances include television sets, computers, electric fans, irons and many others. The list is simply endless. Modern Man will most probably be lost without electricity.

Electricity is generated at power stations. Two-thirds of the power stations in the world
produce electricity by means of turbo generators driven by steam.
                                                                                                                        T             F
29. People use electricity to power many appliances in our homes.           ______   ______
30. Electricity is generated at solar energy.                                                ______   ______
31. Life will be lost if there is no electricity.                                               ______   ______
32. Turbo generators are driven by steam.                                                 ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Speak English in slass regularly.
I suggest __________________________________________________

34. He attends the course. He needs to improve his writing.
Because __________________________________________________

35. Why don’t we plant some roses in the garden.
I think ____________________________________________________

36. I’m a doctor, and so is Thuy.
Thuy _____________________________________________________

TEST 8

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. How can we express our ___________ to others.
A. behavior                     B. character                 C. feelings                      D. friendship

2. Everyone likes her because she’s both _____________ and generous .
A. kind                            B. considerate              C. happy                        D. A&B

3. His character distinguishes him _________ others.
A. to                                B. from                        C. towards                     D. with

4. Well done, Linh. -- __________ .
A. thanks       B. that’s very kind of you        C. It’s nice of you to say so        D. All are correct

5. Tet occurs in _____________ .
A. late January or early February       B. late January       C. late March         D. early February

6. Tuan participates in the town __________ program.
A. active                          B. charity                    C. priority                      D. hug

7. He’s the boy ___________ is wearing a blue shirt.
A. who                            B. that                         C. which                        D. A&B

8. He tried to go to class regularly ___________ he was very busy.
A. though                        B. and                          C. but                             D. so

9. On this __________ celebration, he sang a lot of songs.
A. joy                              B. joyful                      C. free                            D. freedom

10. On the first and second nights of __________ ,Jewish families eat a special meal called Seder.
A. Tet                              B. Easter                     C. Passover                    D. Christmas

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. He’s interested in __________ his house before Tet. (decorate)
12. I ____________ as the homework monitor. ( just nominate)
13. On his birthday, he always __________ gift from his mother. (receive)
14. Let’s take part in the English ___________ contest. (speak)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. When will they finish the ___________ of your house. (decorate)
16. Don’t treat me as a __________ . (slavery)
17. We have __________ of choice, tea and coffee. (free)
18. Please behave __________ . (generous)
19. Tet is one of the important _________ for Vietnamese people. (celebrate)
20. Everyone likes him because of his sense of _________. (humorous)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

It’s a custom for all (21) _________ of a Chinese family to be present at home (22)_________ the Eve Chinese New Year for the reunion dinner. This custom is meant to symbolize the unity
of the family for the (23) _________ new year. (24) _________ the reunion dinner, the
younger member of the family (25) _________ serve tea to the elders as a show of
respect. (26)___________ the first five days of the Chinese new Year, no one in the family is allowed to (27) _________ the floor . The Chinese believe that the act of sweeping will drive away all the good luck (28) _________ The New Year could bring.

21. A. people           B. members                    C. friends                       D. characters
22. A. in                   B. at                               C. from                          D. on

23. A. to come         B. come                          C. comes                        D. coming

24. A. after              B. before                        C. while                         D. when
25. A. should           B. ought                         C. must                          D. have
26. A. For                B. On                             C. To                             D. During

27. A. clear              B. clean                          C. sweep                        D. tidy
28. A. where            B. which                        C. what                          D. who

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

The Chinese offer sticky cakes to the Kitchen God. They believe that after eating the sweet and sticky cakes, the Kitchen God will give a good report about the household to the Jade Emperor, Who in turn, will bless the family with good fortune.

The most well- known tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year must be the giving out of red packets. Adults give out red packets containing money to the children. That is one of the reasons why children enjoy themselves immensely during this festival.

                                                                                                                        T            F

29. The Kitchen God will bless the family with good fortune after eating ______   ______

      the sweet and sticky cakes.

30. Giving out of red packets is the most famous tradition of celebrating     ______   ______

      the Chinese New Year.

31. Children often receive red packets containing gifts on New Year Days.  ______   ______

32. Children do not like this festival.                                                          ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. They don’t have time, but they try to eat dinner together.
Though ______________________________________________________

34. The old man was taken to the hospital. He has just died.
The old man __________________________________________________

35. Although it rained heavily, they play soccer.
In spite of ____________________________________________________

36. The dress no longer fits her well. Her boyfriend gave her the dress.
The dress _____________________________________________________

TEST 9

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. Pompeii was completely destroyed in AD 79 by a (an) __________ of volcano Vesuvius.
A. prediction                   B. eruption                  C. election                      D. destruction

2. We can usually __________ when a volcano will erupt.
A. predict                        B. fell sure                   C. guess                         D. say

3. In Australia, a tropical storm is known as a __________ .
A. snowstorm                 B. earthquake              C. cyclone                      D. delta

4. And then the __________ will drop to about 10C.
A. weather                      B. atmosphere             C. temperature               D. climate

5. Many people were killed in an earthquake when homes, tall buildings and highways_____ .
A. got down                    B. collapsed                 C. settled down              D. fell over

6. The weather _________ for tomorrow isn’t very good.

    A. foreman                      B. news                       C. forecast                     D. foresee

7. A man reported that he saw a plate- like device at a _________ 30 meters away from
his garden.
A. plant-high                   B. tree-tip                    C. tree -top                    D. tree-high

8. It’s also going to rain __________ there in the evening.
A. thinly                          B. thickly                     C. heavily                      D. strongly

9. They showed me the hospital whose buildings had been ________ by US bombings.
A. decided                       B. caused                     C. spoilt                         D. destroyed.

10. 90% __________ occur around the Pacific Rim, which is known as the " Ring of Fire”
A. typhoons                    B. Earthquakes            C. tornadoes                  D. thunderstorms

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. A large number of fishermen __________ when the storm struck. (kill)
12. In 1995, a huge earthquake ____________ the city of Kobe in Japan. (strike)
13. Don’t forget __________ home as soon as you arrive at your destination. (call)
14. He is often interested in ___________ questions. (ask)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The ___________ of the volcano was a terrible disaster. (predict)
16. Thousands of people were __________ kill in that evening. (disaster)
17. Thanks to the weather forecast, we know when a volcano will __________. (erupt)
18. Tidal waves are the result of an abrupt shift in underwater ________ of the earth. (move)
19. Remember to buy some _________ food in case there is a sudden storm. (can)
20 _________ , the typhoon didn’t cause any damage on the village. (lucky)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

A volcano is an opening in the earth’s surface through (21)___________ lava, hot,
gases and rock fragments erupt. (22) ________ an opening occurs when melted rock from
deep within the earth blasts through the surface. Most volcanoes are a top mountains,
particularly cone-shaped mountains. The mountains (23)___________ are also called volcanoes.

Eruptions of volcanic mountains are spectacular sights. In some eruptions, huge fiery
clouds rise over the mountain, and growing rivers of lava flow down (24) _________ sides.
In other eruptions, red- hot ash and cinders shoot out the mountaintop, and large chunks of
hot rock are blasted (25) ________ into the air. A few eruptions are so ( 26) _________ that
they blow the mountain apart.

Some eruptions occur on volcanic islands. Such islands are the tops of volcanic mountains that have been built (27) __________ from the ocean floor by repeated
eruptions. Other eruptions occur along narrow cracks in the (28)___________ floor.

21. A. which                 B. that                         C. where                        D. when
22. A. So                      B. Such                        C. That                          D. Many
23. A. themselves         B. theirselves               C. itself                          D. themself

24. A. its                       B. it                             C. their                           D. theirs
25. A. high                    B. low                          C. below                        D. above
26. A. gentle                 B. violent                     C. terrible                       D. awful

27. A. up                      B. on                           C. into                            D. onto

28. A. lake                    B. pool                        C. pond                          D. ocean

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Bad weather comes in many different forms. One kind of bad weather is the tornado. It is one of the most destructive storms that we have on the earth.

A tornado is a long cloud which comes down from the sky. It is shaped like a funnel and
consists of wind which whirls around and around extremely fast. In fact, the wind can reach
a speed of more than nine hundred kilometers per hour. Weather scientists are unable to
know exactly when a tornado will occur. Fortunately, the tornado is not usually very big
and it does not last long.

There are about two hundred tornadoes annually in the United States, but in some years
there are many more. Tornadoes that occur over water are called waterspouts
                                                                                                                                  T            F

29. One good thing about a tornado is that it does not last long                          ______   ______
30. Tornadoes over water are called funnels.                                                       ______   ______
31. The annually number of tornadoes in the United States is about one hundred.       ______   ______
32. There are about two hundred tornadoes in one year in America.                   ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33.Hong Tam used to live in the village
That is _____________________________________________________________

34. Quoc Hoa enjoys reading books. He particularly enjoys reading thrillers.
The kind of _________________________________________________________

35. Oliver Twist was written by Charles Dickens. It’s about an orphan boy who lived in the orphanage.
Charles Dickens _____________________________________________________

36. Michael Crichton wrote Jurassic Park. He used to be a hospital doctor.
Michael Crichton _____________________________________________________

TEST 10

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence:(2.5pts)

1. The story about UFOs caught the ___________ of the whole class .
A. decision                     B. imagination             C. evidence                            D. science

2. There’s no _____________ that life exists on other planets.
A. creature                     B. experience               C. evidence                            D. condition

3. The satellite moves around the earth’s _________ round the sun.
A. surface                      B. path                        C. space                                D. orbit

4. My grandfather is keen __________ growing fruit trees.
A. of                              B. in                            C. on                                     D. for

5. Articles and reports in newspapers talk lots about UFO _____________ .
A. shapes                       B. balloons                  C. appearance                       D. exposition

6. People are talking about the __________ circles on the fields in The Great Britain.
A. secret                         B. mysterious              C. marvelous                         D. excellent

7. UFO’s mean ___________ flying objects.

     A. unsafe                       B. unknown                 C. unable                               D. unidentified

8. Some scientists and government want to send ___________ to Mars.
A. pilots                         B. aliens                      C. astronauts                        D. students

9. What scenes on the earth can you see from __________ space.
A. out                            B. outer                       C. upper                                D. inner

10. I think UFOs exist only in films for ___________ .
A. imagination               B. persuasion              C. entertainment                   D. introduction

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. He used to __________ to the movies with me. (go)

12. They ____________ here yesterday. (not come)
13. She wishes she __________ to America next year. (go)
14. You must study hard if you ___________ to pass the final exam. (want)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. I think UFOs might be the ___________ of people. (imagine)
16. There is no __________ that they have been there. (evident)
17. There may be a lot of __________ stones in Mars. (preciosity)
18. Many reports talked a lot about the __________ of UFOs . (appear)
19. It was a really _________ football match. (excite)
20. You have had to make a difficult _________ . (decide)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

On October 21, 1978, Australian pilot Frederick Valentich, age 20, took off from Melbourne and (21)__________ towards a small island. It was the young men’s first solo night over water. It was a still, clear evening, and from his Cessna aircraft Valentich had a perfect (22) _________ of the sky above and the sea below. Shortly after taking off, Valentich reported to flight controllers in Melbourne that he was being followed by a UFO. “ It’s a long shape,” he reported, “with a green light, (23)__________of metallic like, all shiny on the outside”. A few minutes later, he told the controllers, “ That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again.” After that Valentich stopped talking. For the next fourteen seconds the traffic controllers heard a strange ringing sound. Then silence. Valentich and his plane never reached the island, and no (24) __________ of him or his aircraft was ever found. Several (25) __________ of the public report seeing strange phenomena in the sky over Melbourne that night. An amateur photographer produced a photo of (26) __________
looked like a large object surrounded by vapor. A NASA scientist, Richard Haines, heard
about the story and began an (27) __________. He analyzed Valentich’s voice on tape and
the strange sound heard at the end of the tape. But he concluded that it was “unidentifiable.” He decided that there were four possible (28)__________for the mystery surroundings Valentich disappearance: (1) Valentich might have become confused and disoriented while flying his plane and finally crashed; (2) He could have staged a deliberate hoax;(3) he could have been the victim of a top secret advanced weapons test; or (4) he may have been captured by the occupants of a UFO.

21. A. headed               B. pointed                   C. directed                             D. guided
22. A. sight                   B. look                        C. view                                  D. spectacle
23. A. as                       B. look                        C. type                                  D. sort

24. A. mark                  B. trace                        C. trail                                   D. lead
25. A. members            B. beings                     C. sessions                            D. units
26. A. that                    B. which                      C. such                                  D. what
27. A. identification      B. investigation           C. interrogation                     D. introspection

28. A. explanations      B. prompts                  C. insights                             D. testimonies 

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

A planet is a body in space that revolves around a star. There are nine planets in our solar system, and these nine planets travel around the sun. The names of the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Planets travel in orbits around their stars. All of the planets of the solar system revolve in elliptical orbits. In other words, their orbits are like large, flat circles. The time that it takes a planet to make one revolution around the sun is called its year. The Greek were the first people to recognize and give names to some of the planets. The word planet comes from a Greek word meaning wanderer. If a person wanders, this means that he goes from one place to another and does not have a home. The Greek thought that the planets ‘wandered’ in the sky. However, modern scientists can predict the movement of the planets very accurately
                                                                                                                               T              F

29. A planet revolves around the Earth.                                                            ______   ______
30. Venus, Mars and Neptune are planets and stars.                                           ______   ______
31. The Greek were the first to recognize some of the planets.                          ______   ______
32. The planets in our solar system travel around the sun and in elliptical orbits         ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. It’s possible that it’s correct.
That __________________________________________________

34. It’s possible to travel to Russia without a visa.
You can’t travel to Russia if__________________________________________

35. I wasn’t able to phone her because I didn’t know her phone number.
If ____________________________________________________

36. You don’t do any exercise and that’s why you put on weight.
If _____________________________________________________

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TEST 11

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Islamic people usually go to the ___________ to pray .
A. pagoda                  B. mosque                      C. temple                       D. church

2. The English 9 textbook _____________ of ten units .
A. comprises              B. includes                     C. has                            D. consists

3. You must leave now _________ you will be late for school.
A. if                            B. unless                        C. and                            D. or

4. There __________ a lake in this area.
A. used to be              B. used to being             C. used to have              D. are used to be

5. _____________ have you known him?
A. How often             B. How long                  C. How long ago            D. When

6. Sailors from Genoa in Italy wore clothes which __________ from Jean.
A. were made             B. was made                  C. were making              D. made

7. She described herself ___________ a fashion designer .

    A. by                          B. in                               C. as                              D. from

8. Tourists were really impressed ___________ the beauty of the city.
A. by                          B. on                              C. about                         D. with

9. She has taught English here __________ 10 years.
A. in                           B. for                             C. since                          D. from

10. “ Hello. You must be Maryam.” – “ _________________ . “
A. That’s right, I am B. No, I am Maryam      C. Yes, please                D. Yes, here’s Lan.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Mariam and Lan __________ pen pals for over two years. (be)
12. Mary is the one in the corner ____________ Jeans. (wear)
13. This test must __________ carefully. (do)
14. Wearing uniforms ___________ students to be proud of their school. (encourage)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Viet Nam has a ___________ climate. (tropics)
16. Fashion __________ want to change the traditional Ao dai. (design)
17. Don’t wear that dress. It is __________ for a funeral. (suit)
18. Her charity work is an __________ to us all . (inspire)
19. The company is investing $ 10 million to _________ its factories. (modern)
20. It’s _________ for students to wear uniform at school. (compel)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Not so long (21) _________, in many countries, children went to school wearing a
school (22) _________. Boys wore a white shirt and a tie, a dark jacket, gray pants and black
shoes. Girls (23) _________ to wear a white blouse and a dark, knee-length (24)
_________. Today, in many countries, students have a very different kind of uniform.
They wear tennis shoes, jeans and a T-shirt. (25) _________ a hot day students might even
come to class in a pair of (26) _________. Teachers in the past could never have allowed these
students into their class. Then, The men teachers used to wear a suit and tie, and most (27)
_________ teachers wore a dress or skirt. But when you look inside a classroom today, It is
sometimes (28)___________ to tell who are the teachers and who are the students!

21. A. time               B. before                        C. after                           D. ago

22. A. cloth              B. bag                            C. uniform                     D. clothing

23. A. have              B. had                            C. used                           D. ought
24. A. shirt              B. skirt                           C. pant                           D. dress
25. A. On                 B. In                               C. At                              D. For

26. A. shoes             B. trousers                     C. sandals                      D. shorts

27. A. men               B. women                      C. woman                      D. girl

28. A. difficult         B. easy                           C. uneasy                       D. possible

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in The World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, The Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers (4,163miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections of the Great Wallare now in ruins or even entirely disappeared. However, It is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

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29. The Great Wall of China is about 4,163Km                                             ______   ______
30. The Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world.          ______   ______
31. Nobody knows when it began to be build.                                               ______   ______
32. According to the passage, it looks like a huge dragon.                   ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. We should brush our teeth carefully after meals.
Our ____________________________________________________________.

34. He is no longer late for class.
He used _________________________________________________________.

35. What a pity I live far from my school.
I wish ___________________________________________________________.

36. We started learning English four years ago.
We have _________________________________________________________.

TEST 12

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. They invited us __________ their family on a trip to Ha Noi.
A. to take                   B. to join                        C. to come                     D. to get

2. He failed the test because he didn’t follow his teacher’s__________.
A. prayers                  B. instruction                 C. lessons                      D. sentences

3. She has a lot of housework to do, so she’s looking for a __________ job.
A. part time                B. full time                     C. skilled                        D. low-paid

4. __________is a building in a university where students live .
A. Academy               B. Institute                     C. Dormitory                 D. Hall

5. Many tourists visit the _____ of a historical hero on the mountain.
A. church                   B. mosque                      C. temple                       D. shrine

6. The final examination will be held_________ May 9th.
A. in                           B. at                               C. on                              D. to

7. We had an _________ student from Japanese staying with us last year.
A. interchange            B. exchange                   C. abroad                       D. university

8. The statue of Liberty stands at the__________ to the harbor.
A. arrival                    B. destination                C. entrance                     D. across

9. Everyone felt tired and hungry,________ they sat down and took a rest.
A. although                B. but                             C. because                      D. so

10. We put up the tent and had a __________ on the river bank.
A. place                      B. space                         C. way                           D. picnic

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. As Oleg __________ to the airport yesterday, he decided to buy a magazine. (walk)
12. If you want to attend the course, you ____________ the oral examination. (pass)
13. We look forward to __________ new products next month. (buy)
14. She asked me how they ___________ English in the future. (use)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. He couldn’t do the test well because it was___________ difficult. (terrible)
16. We had an __________ trip to our home village. (interest)
17. Tom spoiled my __________ by telling me the end of the film. (enjoy)
18. Lan speaks English very ________ but we never laughed at her. (natural)
19. Since her _________, the room has been full of laughter. (arrive)
20. By learning English, you can get access to the world’s_________ . (develop)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

English has more than a century and a half been called a world language. The number
of people who (21)__________ it as their mother tongue has been estimated at (22)___________ three hundred million and four hundred million. It is recognized as an official language in
countries (23) ________ 1.5 billion people live. In China, the important attached to
learning English is such that a televised teaching course drew audiences of up to 100
million. (24) _________ this spread of English throughout the world is relatively recent. In
the late sixteen century, English was (25) ________ by just under five million people. The
arrival of English in north America was the key step in its world-wide expansion. The
united States is a huge commercial market and this has tended to (26) _________ the
English language in many other nations. About eighty per cent of the data stored on the
world’s (27)__________  is believed to be in English and nowadays insufficient (28) __________
of English can be a problem in business.

21. A. who               B. whom                        C. which                        D. what

22. A. among           B. between                     C. about                         D. beside
23. A. which            B. that                            C. where                        D. when
24. A. But                B. And                           C. Or                              D. So
25. A. taken             B. spoken                      C. given                         D. read
26. A. mention         B. promote                    C. impress                     D. inspire
27. A. computer       B. television                   C. telegraph                   D. radio

28. A. knowledge     B. information               C. understanding           D. education

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

The country is more beautiful than a town and pleasanter to live in. Many people think so and go to the country for the summer holidays though they cannot live there all the year round. Some have a cottage built in a village so that they can go there whenever they can find the time.

English villages are not all alike, but in some ways they are not very different from each other. Almost every village has a church, the round or square tower of which can be seen for many miles around. Surrounding the church is the churchyard where people are buried.

The village green is a wide stretch of grass, and houses or cottages are built round it. Country life is now fairly comfortable and many villages have water brought through pipes into each house.

Most villages are so close to some small town that people can go there to buy what they
cannot find in the village shops.

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29. The country is beautiful, so many people want to live there all the year round       ______   ______
30. People are buried in the church.                                                                     ______   ______
31. Houses and cottages are built on the village green.                                        ______   ______
32. people can go to some small towns to buy something they want.                  ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. I’m sorry that I don’t have time to help you.
I wish ______________________________________________________________

34. Thien Kim looked everywhere for the key.

      I wish ______________________________________________________________

35. With luck, he may pass the entrance examination.
If __________________________________________________________________

36. “Do you want to study at Le Hong Phong School?”
Thuong Nguyen asked Tuan Anh_________________________________________

TEST 13

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. She got a (n) __________ to check all the water pipes in her house.
A. piper                      B. plumber                     C. tinker                         D. electrician

2. No one can __________ the advantages of using computer.
A. agree                      B. accept                        C. deny                          D. refuse

3. Many people think chatting on the internet is__________.
A. time-consumed      B. consumed- time         C. consuming- time        D. time- consuming

4. The local authority should ___________ the fish catching by electricity.
A. protected               B. allow                         C. permit                       D. prohibit

5. Le Anh is tired _____ he goes on completing the homework.
A. because                  B. so                              C. but                             D. and

6. Let’s go for a walk, _________?
A. do we                     B. don’t we                    C. shall we                     D. let we

7. Her father seldom writes letters, _________?
A. doesn’t he              B. does he                      C. doesn’t she                D. does she

8. It is easy for everyone to get access __________ the internet.
A. on                          B. in                               C. to                               D. for

9. People ________ all ages can watch this film.
A. from                      B. of                               C. with                           D. in

10. I suggest fixing the dripping faucet. – “________________ .”
A. Yes, please            B. Good idea                  C. We will                      D. I’m afraid not

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. If we pollute the water, we__________ no fresh water to use. (have)
12. Why not____________ energy in your family. (save)

13. The director doesn’t allow__________ in the office. (smoke)
14. Raw sewage___________ directly into the sea. (pump)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. ___________ are concerned about the rising level of air pollution. (environment)
16. The school believes in __________ teaching methods. (interact)
17. There is a __________ faucet in your kitchen. (drip)
18. This country is paying attention to the ________ of tourism. (develop)
19. My house is _________ near a bus stop. (convenience)
20. What should you do in your school to _________ pollution? (minimum)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Television first (21)___________ some fifty years ago in the 1950s. Since then, it has
been one of the most (22) ________ sources of entertainment for both the old and the
young. Television offers cartoons for children, world (23) _________, music and many
other programs. If someone is interested in sports, for (24)___________, he can just choose the right sports channel. There he can enjoy a broadcast of an international football match (25)
________ it is actually happening. Television is also a very useful way (26)___________ companies to advertise their products.

It is not to hard for us to see why (27) _________ is a TV set in almost every home
today. And, engineers are developing interactive TV (28) __________ allows
communication between viewers and producers.

21. A. appeared       B. invented                    C. came                          D. happened
22. A. cheap            B. expensive                  C. popular                     D. impressive
23. A. goods            B. news                          C. things                        D. places
24. A. sure               B. certain                       C. case                           D. instance

25. A. as                  B. so                              C. and                            D. or

26. A. of                  B. in                               C. for                             D. with
27. A. it                   B. this                            C. that                            D. there
28. A. who               B. which                        C. what                          D. it

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Many people still believe that natural resources will never be used up. Actually, the world’s energy resources are limited. Nobody knows exactly how much fuel is left. However, we also should use them economically and try to find out alternative sources of power. According to professor Marvin Burnham of the New England institute of Technology, we have to start conserving coal, oil and gas before it is too late; and nuclear power is the only alternative.

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29. Natural resources will never run out.                                             ______   ______

30. We don’t know exactly how much fuel is left.                                ______   ______

31. We shouldn’t waste natural resources.                                           ______   ______

32. According to Professor Marvin Burnham, solar energy                 ______   ______

      will be used as a substitute for natural resources.

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Does your father use the internet every day?
Your father _________________________________________________________

34. You didn’t phone me about it. I’m disappointed with that.
I’m _______________________________________________________________

35. As she was violently sick, she couldn’t come to class.
Because of __________________________________________________________

36. She can save much water by taking showers instead of baths.
If she _______________________________________________________________

TEST 14

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Our electricity bill is __________ . I can’t pay it if all of you go on wasting electricity.
A. large                      B. big                             C. enormous                  D. much

2. When I’m away from home, I __________ my children very much.
A. miss                       B. lose                            C. love                           D. forget

3. Don’t __________ when you have difficulty!
A. complain               B. worry                        C. lose heart                   D. all are correct

4. I want to buy the new dress. __________, it is very expensive.
A. However B. Therefore C. But D. Though

5. ______________ . –Thanks.
A. Congratulations on your success.                B. It’s kind of you to say so.
C. Well done                                                     D. All are correct.

6. He _________ that we should help the poor.
A. said                        B. suggested                   C. told                            D. A&B

7. Gas accounts _________ 15 percent of the household bills.
A. to                           B. for                             C. from                          D. of

8. Solar energy are __________ on the roof of the house to receive energy from the sun.
A. put                         B. placed                        C. installed                     D. All are correct

9. If they are good, they’ll ________ chocolate from Santa Claus.
A. receive                   B. send                           C. take                           D. give

10. Lan __________ Nga will go shopping tomorrow evening.
A. therefore                B. and                            C. with                           D. or

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Anh Thu suggests __________ the beach up on Sundays. (clean)

12. Sticky rice cakes ____________ by Vietnamese people on Tet. ( enjoy)

13. If we keep refrigerator door __________ we’ll save energy in the kitchen. ( close)

14. We can improve our speaking skill by ___________ speaking frequently English with foreigners. (practice)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Thanh Bach is a ___________ actor. (humor)
16. The streets are filled with a __________ atmosphere when Tet comes. (joy)
17. __________ schemes for refrigerator and washing machine help save energy. (label)
18. Consumers like to use products which are both ________ and economical. (effect)
19. _________ will be very pleased with the new products. (consume)
20. He rarely express his _________to others. (feel)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

It happened (21)___________ a Sunday morning just before the Chinese New Year.
I (22) ________ to decorate our living room with paper lanterns and other (23)___________
decorations. To put these decorations, I had to (24) _________ a ladder. (25)___________, I went
to the storeroom (26) ________ brought out the old wooden one that we had. I climbed up
to the top rung of the ladder, with a lantern in one (27) _________, a pair of scissors in the
other and a reel of thread between my teeth. Just as I was reaching out to tie the lantern to a
nail high on the wall, the step of the ladder (28) __________ me gave way. Taken completely by surprise, I fell to the floor with a heavy thump. I felt a sharp pain on my back as well as on my ankle
21. A. in                         B. on                              C. from                          D. for
22. A. decided                B. wanted                      C. needed                       D. must

23. A. color                    B. colored                      C. colorful                      D. colorfully
24. A. use                      B. get                             C. take                           D. need
25. A. However             B. But                            C. So                              D. Then

26. A. but                      B. and                            C. so                              D. though
27. A. hand                    B. bag                            C. box                            D. can
28. A. for                       B. with                           C. under                         D. to

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Energy is very important in modern life. People use energy to run machines, heat and cool their homes, cook, give light, transport people and products from place to place. Most energy nowadays comes from fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas. However, burning fossil fuels causes pollution. Also, if we don’t find new kinds of energy, we will use up all the fossil fuels in the twenty –first century. Scientists are working to find other kinds of energy for the future. What might these sources of energy be?

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29. Energy is used to produce a lot of electrical things.                        ______   ______
30. Energy comes from natural resources.                                            ______   ______
31. burning fossil fuels causes pollution.                                              ______   ______
32. Everyone tries their best to find other kinds of energy for the future.      ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Chi didn’t drink anything. She was very thirsty.
Although ____________________________________________________

34. Don’t forget to buy me a newspaper.

     Remember ___________________________________________________

35. I suggest that we should have a mechanic check our motorbike once a month.
I suggest _____________________________________________________

36. The film Titanic is on at Rex Cinema. Have you seen it?
Have you _____________________________________________________

TEST 15

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. This machine can help farmers to __________ the rice from the husk.
A. mix                        B. prepare                      C. separate                     D. tidy

2. The summit of Mount Everest was reached by two members of a British expedition
and Nepalese guide __________ May 29th, 1953
A. on                          B. since                          C. at                               D. in

3. I always keep the window open __________ let fresh air in .
A. so as                      B. order to                     C. in order to                 D. so that

4. Angkor Watt is the largest __________ in the world.
A. temple                   B. statue                        C. city                            D. pyramid

5. The earthquake in Kobe in 1995 caused _____ damage .
A. sewage                   B. severe                        C. saving                        D. seriously

6. UFOs mean _________ flying objects.
A. unimaginable         B. unknown                   C. unidentified               D. unable

7. The _________ of the volcano was a terrible disaster.
A. cyclone                  B. eruption                    C. prediction                  D. shift

8. Most of people believe that __________ from space have visited our earth.
A. scientists                B. aliens                         C. spacemen                  D. Mars

9. Thunder kept me ________ sleeping well at night.
A. for                         B. off                             C. from                          D. over

10. The spacemen have been living in __________ for over three months.
A. space                     B. evidence                    C. balloon                      D. creature

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Wear helmets when riding a motorbike! They are used to __________ our heads. (protect)
12. I wish I ____________ enough money to buy a laptop. ( have)
13. Did you ask them __________ those flowers? ( cut)
14. What would you do if you ___________ rich. (be)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. People are interested in the ___________ of wood to prevent floods. (preserve)
16. Bill Gate, who is known as the king of computer programs, is famous for his__________ work

     (charity)

17. I suggest __________ the light bulb. It is broken. (replacement)

18. ________, the snowstorm didn’t cause any damage on the farm. (lucky)

19. Earthquakes, typhoons and volcanoes are _________ disasters. (nature)

20. The air is _________ polluted by exhaust fume from cars. (serious)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Almost a hundred thousand people (21)__________ and half a million homes destroyed as
a result of an earthquake in Tokyo in 1923. The earthquake begin a minute before noon
when the habitants of Tokyo (22)___________ their midday meals. Thousands of stoves
were overturned as soon as the earth (23) ________ to shake. As a result, small fires (24)
___________ everywhere and quickly spread. The fire engines were prevented (25)
________ to help because many of the roads ( 26) _________ open. It was impossible to
use fighting equipment as most of the water pipes (27)__________. Consequently, over ninety
percent of the damage (28) __________ by fire rather than by the collapse of buildings.

21. A. have been killed        B. were killed          C. had been killed           D. would be killed

22. A. cooked            B. were cooking             C. would cook               D. had cooked

23. A. began              B. was beginning           C. used to begin             D. begin
24. A. were breaking out         B. would break out          C. have broken out          D. broke out
25. A. from going      B. to go                          C. for going                    D. he went
26. A. had cracked    B. cracking                     C. crack                         D. were cracking
27. A. would burst    B. had burst                   C. have burst                 D. used to burst

28. A. caused            B. was causing               C. causing                      D. was caused

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

The weather is not beautiful all of the time. Perhaps you can remember a day when bad weather made you afraid. One kind of bad weather that scares many people is called a thunderstorm. This is what happens when there is a thunderstorm. First, you see a sudden flash of bright light. A few seconds later you hear a loud rumbling sound. This quick flash is called lightning and the loud sound is called thunder. Lightning is colorful , but it can cause serious problems. Lightning is electricity that is moving very rapidly. It may be moving between a cloud and the ground, between two clouds, or between two parts of the same cloud. The lightning heats the air around it. This hot air expands, or get bigger, and it causes the air to move in waves. The air waves pass you in a series, one after another. For this reason, you may hear many rumbles and not just one sound.
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29. Lightning may move between a cloud and the ground.                    ______   ______

30. Thunder is a very bright light in a thunderstorm.                            ______   ______

31. When you hear thunder you may hear a series of loud sounds and          ______   ______

      not one big sound. This is because the air waves pass one after another.

32. Lightning always moves rapidly.                                                     ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. A man phoned and asked for you. He spoke with a foreign accent.
The man ___________________________________________________________.

34. My advice to you is this: try to relax before the exam.
If _________________________________________________________________.

35. I suppose it’s possible her phone isn’t working
I suppose ___________________________________________________________.

36. You have to hurry or you’ll be late for school.
If _________________________________________________________________.

TEST 16

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. They couldn’t pass the final __________ because they didn’t work hard.
A. exam                    B. course                        C. academy                    D. institute

2. On the first and second night of Passover, Jewish families eat a special __________
called Seder.
A. gift                        B. meal                          C. drink                         D. cake

3. Crops are sprayed with ____________ to kill insects.

     A. fertilizer                B. manual                      C. dung                          D. pesticide

4. Phuong Thao was very nervous as a plane __________ .
A. took off                B. turned off                  C. saw off                      D. went off

5. ________ It was so cold, he went out without an overcoat.
A. If                          B. Since                         C. Because                     D. Although

6. The weather in Ha Noi is different _________ that in Ho Chi Minh city.
A. with                      B. as                              C. from                          D. about

7. You can’t enjoy hiking in winter _________ snow covers everything.
A. which                   B. when                         C. that                            D. whom

8. On the way back, we had to stop at a __________ to get some petrol.
A. gas station            B. grocery store             C. chemist’s                   D. bakery

9. Every year, natural ________ cause millions of dollars worth of damage.
A. events                   B. disasters                    C. temperatures             D. accidents

10. You look tired. Why don’t you have a __________ ?
A. lie                         B. stay                           C. rest                            D. stop

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. They __________ in touch with each other for two years. (not keep)
12. Last Friday, my sister ____________ Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum. (visit)
13. I wish I __________ Peter. Sometimes I am confused (understand)
14. I enjoyed ___________ with my family at the coastal resort last summer. (be)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Since her ___________, the room has been full of laughter. (preserve)
16. We should end a letter ___________ with the words “Sincerely yours”. (polite)
17. Machines have __________ people in many areas of industry. (replacement)
18. Wearing ________ clothes is not as important as wearing suitable clothes. (fashion)
19. There mistake was due to youth and _________ . (experience)
20. Most people believe that ghosts are _________. There are no ghosts in the world. (exist)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Air pollution is a (21)___________ of ill health in human beings. In a lot of countries
there are laws limiting the amount of smoke (22) ________ factories increasingly produce.
Although there isn’t (23) ___________ information on the amount of smoke in the
atmosphere, doctors have (24) ________ that air pollution causes lung diseases.
(25)___________ gases from the exhaust of cars have (26) _________ increased air pollution in
most city. The lead (27)___________ petrol produces a poisonous gas which often (28) __________ in busy streets surrounded by high buildings.

21. A. cause            B. result                         C. purpose                     D. contrast
22. A. what             B. which                        C. where                        D. in which
23. A. too               B. many                         C. so                              D. enough
24. A. advised        B. warned                      C. wanted                      D. allowed
25. A. Poisonous    B. Harmless                   C. Safe                           D. Pure

26. A. hardly          B. quickly                      C. nearly                        D. almost

27. A. in                 B. on                              C. of                               D. with
28. A. occurs          B. takes                          C. happened                  D. took

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

In the center of Southeast Asia in the nation of Thailand ( the former name was Siam). It is surrounded by Burma, Cambodia, Laos, the Gulf of Siam, and the Andaman Sea.

In the northern part of the country, there are mountains with forests and very fertile land. In the south, there rain forests where you can find tigers and monkeys, for example. In general, the weather is hot, humid, and tropical. The weather is controlled by monsoons, which are very heavy rains that occur at certain time of the year. These heavy rains come from the ocean.

The most important exports of Thailand are rice, rubber, corn and tin. In fact, Thailand
is one of the world’s leading exporters of rice

                                                                                                                 T             F

29. The old name of Thailand was Siam.                                            ______   ______
30. We may conclude that in southern Thailand it never snows.        ______   ______
31. Thailand is biggest export is rubber.                                             ______   ______
32. The rains which come from the ocean are called monsoons.         ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. I’d prefer a salad to a cooked meal.
→ I’d rather ___________________________________________________________

34. Tan Phuoc hadn’t made a speech before, so he is very nervous..
→ Because Tan Phuoc wasn’t used _________________________________________

35. When my father was young, he usually sang very well in a rock band.
→ When my father was young, he used to be________________________________

36. He never writes to his friends.

      →If only _____________________________________________________________

TEST 17

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. “Thank you very much.” - “__________ .”
A. Are you happy     B. You’re welcome        C. Not all                       D. Nothing

2. If you want to save money, You should __________ the amount of water your family uses.
A. increase                B. adapt                         C. repair                        D. reduce

3. In a report yesterday, public __________ that the skyscraper be stopped.
A. recommended       B. said                           C. banned                      D. complained

4. People in big cities are afraid __________ traffic jams.
A. of                          B. up                              C. off                             D. on

5. A storm is called a hurricane in north and south America when it _______ 120
kilometers an hour.
A. gets                       B. goes                           C. comes                        D. reaches

6. Who _________ your house when you are away from home?
A. looks on               B. looks after                 C. looks in                     D. looks at

7. _________ his frequent absence from class, he passed the test.
A. Because                B. Even though              C. In spite of                  D. Therefore

8. I’m very __________ in the information you have given me.
A. concerned             B. surprised                   C. bored                         D. interested

9. I don’t like doing the ________, especially cleaning the windows.
A. homework            B. occupation                C. housework                D. job

10. The __________ of waste paper can save a great amount of wood pulp.
A. recycling               B. throwing                    C. destroy                      D. putting

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Phuong Quynh telephoned while I __________ a picture. (draw)
12. They ____________ a lovely garden if they did some work on it. (have)
13. The bicycle __________ at the circus has an only wheel (use)
14. Don’t let children ___________ near the river. (play)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. By learning English you can get access to the world’s ___________ . (develop)
16. Some designers have _______ the Ao dai by printing lines of poetry on it. (modern)
17. Nowadays, the internet is __________ used. We can see many products advertised on it. (wide)
18. Her clothes look very modern and __________ . (fashion)
19. The tornado left a trail of _________ behind it. (destroy)
20. We like wearing _________ clothes. (comfort)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Throughout Europe, and also in (21)___________ areas of the world such as India, China and parts of America, forests are (22) ________ destroyed. According to one (23)___________ , 90% of German forests will have vanished by the end of the century. This disaster is caused by (24)___________ pollution. Power stations and (25) ________ are mainly denounce- they emit gases to the air, which, after a series of (26) _________ changes, turn into toxic acids. These acids fall as” acid rain”, raising the acidity in the soil, in lake and in air to (27) __________ levels, and destroy not only trees (28)___________ also fish and other wildlife.

21. A. together         B. others                        C. other                          D. another
22. A. only               B. largely                       C. clearly                       D. nearly
23. A. prediction      B. intention                    C. invention                   D. prevention
24. A. noise             B. water                         C. air                              D. light

25. A. cars               B. bicycles                     C. cyclists                      D. bicyclists
26. A. chemical        B. physical                     C. beneficial                   D. manual
27. A. innocuous     B. harmless                    C. dangerous                  D. safe

28. A. but                B. and                            C. or                              D. however

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Students must apply for a place before attending any class. Applications, whether by post or in person, are dealt with strictly in the order they are received at the Adult Education office.

You can apply:

BY POST- use the card provided with the exact tee. You will be accepted on the course unless it is full, in which case we will inform you. An acknowledgement will not be made nor a receipt sent unless you provide a stamped addressed envelope. Receipts will normally be given out at the first class.

IN PERSON- call at the Adult Education office ( ground floor, C Block) between
approximately 9.00 am and 3.30 pm ( 2.30 pm on Fridays), or at the College Reception Desk ( at the main entrance) at the other time ( in the evenings until about 7.30 pm_ not Fridays).

Students should note that popular classes may be full well before the course is due to start, so that early application is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

For the AUTUMN TERM, applications will be accepted by post (preferably) or in
person from 1st August.

For the SPRING TERM, applications will be accepted from 1st December.

For the SUMMER TERM, applications will be accepted from 1st April.
                                                                                                                                    T            F

29. Students who apply to the college by post will be sent a bill.                          ______   ______
30. Students can apply in person at the College Reception Desk after about 3.30 pm. ______   ______
31. If students want to apply for the Autumn Term, They must apply in person. ______   ______
32. Students are required to apply before attending any course.                            ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. My little brother always makes noise when he comes back home.
I wish _____________________________________________________________

34. Does your brother use the internet every day?
Your brother ________________________________________________________

35. He has to pay the bills before the fifth of the month.
The bills __________________________________________________________

36. A cool, refreshing is what Thanh Truc is hoping to have soon.
Thanh Truc is looking forward _________________________________________

TEST 18

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. The nation dress of Japanese women is __________ .
A. Kimono                B. Ao dai                       C. sari                            D. Jeans

2. My village lies near the __________ of the mountains.
A. foot                      B. leg                             C. feet                            D. legs

3. If you study at university, you can live in a __________ on campus.
A. mobile room         B. hotel                          C. private room             D. dormitory

4. Your teacher writes poems or stories, __________ he?
A. don’t                    B. won’t                        C. didn’t                        D. doesn’t

5. In their country, people go to a _________ to pray.
A. hotel                     B. market                       C. shrine                        D. hostel

6. My class was divided _________ three groups.
A. between                B. among                       C. into                            D. for

7. If Dinh An comes to England, it will be a good _________ for him to improve his English.
A. possibility            B. opportunity               C. advantage                  D. experience

8. Anh Huy stayed up late last night, __________ he feels tired and sleepy.
A. since                     B. so                              C. because                      D. both B and C

9. It is ________ knowledge that you should drink more water when you have got flu.

     A. popular                B. widespread                C. updated                     D. common

10. What is this __________ of his shirt? Is it made of cotton?
A. material                B. fashion                      C. design                        D. clothing

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Minh Tuan met his old friend while he __________ in Nha Trang. (work)
12. Yesterday, we ____________ five minutes late. (arrive)
13. Flowers should __________ in warm places. (keep)
14. What makes you ___________ in the existence of UFOs? (believe)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Many new cars have much lower fuel ___________. (consume)
16. We have a fierce __________ in our traditions. (proud)
17. It was very ______ of you to leave matches where children could get them. (care)
18. He enjoys the constant _________ with students from other classes. (interact)
19. The palace was _________ damaged by the fire. (extend)
20. Some _______ groups have declared a boycott of tourism on the island. (environment)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese people. For the Chinese, the New Year (21)___________ with the first day of the First Moon, (22)_______ January 21 and February 19. People prepare for the holiday for fifteen days

Finally, (23) ___________ midnight it is New Year’s Day or the first day of the First
Moon, Yan Tan. People close the shops and the streets are (24)_________. Everyone locks the doors and stayed at home.

It is an important time for the family. The (25)___________ people bow the older people. The
Chinese call this K’ou T’ou or kowtow. This mean “ to touch the ground with the forehead”. Then, the younger people (26) ________ the older a happy New Year. The older people give children gifts of money in red envelopes. The family then goes to sleep.

In the morning, everything is quiet. People (27) _________ in their best clothes. They are very (28) __________ and do not use bad words. People stay at home. It is very quiet in the streets.

21. A. gets                   B. comes                   C. begins                        D. ends
22. A. between            B. in                          C. from                          D. on
23. A. in                      B. at                          C. on                              D. to
24. A. noisy                 B. crowded                C. full                             D. empty

25. A. younger            B. older                     C. children                     D. child

26. A. hope                 B. wish                      C. desire                         D. want
27. A. dress                 B. wear                     C. put                            D. take
28. A. important         B. worried                 C. polite                         D. impolite

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Switzerland is a small country in central Europe. The total land area of this tiny country is only 15,941 square miles ( 41,288km2). The estimated population of this European nation in 1984 was 6,392,000.

Because the nation is so small, you might think that there is only one nation language.
However, you would be incorrect because there are three official languages. They are German, French and Italian. As a result, Switzerland has three official names: Schweiz (in German), Suisse (in French), and Svizzera ( in Italia). All national laws are published in these languages.

The three official languages plus Romansch are the four nation languages spoken in Switzerland. If you look on Swiss coins or postage stamps, you will not find name for this country in any of the national languages. Instead, you will find the word Helvetia, the Latin name for this country.

29. German, French and Italian Lightning are three official languages in Switzerland .
30. Many people in Switzerland speak German, but probably only a very few speak Romansch.
31. Italian is one of official languages in Switzerland.
32. On Swiss coins, you will find the name Switzerland.

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. I am not English, which is why I have to take this exam.
If _________________________________________________________________

34. She forgot her toothbrush when she was packing.
She didn’t __________________________________________________________

35. In spite of having a terrible headache she went to work all the same.
She went to work although ____________________________________________

36. He felt very nervous at the interview but he got the job.
He got the job despite _________________________________________________

TEST 19

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Although I am very busy, I try to find time to __________ to my grandparents every weekend.
A. take a break          B. pay a visit                 C. look after                   D. take care

2. It takes me about three hours __________ the report.
A. to suffer                B. to succeed                  C. to complete               D. to invent

3. Most people are interested in the ________ of photographs taken by disabled students.
A. population           B. environment              C. popularity                 D. exhibition

4. The deaf and dumb use sign language to __________ .
A. speak                    B. control                       C. communicate             D. speaks

5. _____ farming is a hard work, I enjoy country life.
A. Although              B. However                    C. Because                     D. Since

6. Choose the best response: “ Who’s Sam? – “ ___________ .”
A. The handsome guy near the door               B. I’m afraid I missed him
C. I want to see it                                            D. He really likes it

7. We must learn English at school because it’s a(n) _________ subject.
A. optional                B. compulsory               C. international              D. national

8. What is the __________ of your country? – About over 80 million people.
A. separation            B. introduction              C. impression                D. population

9. The advertisement said Academy of language had many ________ and native English
teachers.
A. information          B. well-qualified             C. experience                 D. time-consuming

10. Nobody can deny the __________ of the internet in our life.
A. benefits                 B. inspiration                 C. information               D. reputation

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. She suggests we __________ by bikes instead of by motorbikes to save energy. (travel)
12. When it began to rain, the children ____________ in the yard. (play)
13. My father __________ for the telephone company twenty years ago. (work)
14. We used ___________ in Da Lat, but now we live in Ho Chi Minh City. (live)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The crowd shouted ___________when Zidane scored the first goal for the French team. (excite)
16. Huy Dat was _________ in finding his lost bicycle, so he decided to buy a new one (succeed)
17. His new car __________ a lot of fuel. (consumer)
18. Tsunami, earthquakes and typhoons are natural ________ . (disastrous)
19. Their aim was ti free women from domestic _________ . (slave)
20. It would be more _________ to turn off the air-conditioner before leaving. (economy)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

About 50 or so kinds of modern plastic are made fromoil, gas, or coal-non-renewable natural resources. We (21)___________ well over three million tones of the stuff in Japan each year and, sooner or later, most of it is thrown away. A high (22) ________ of our annual consumption is in the (23)___________ of packaging and this (24)___________ about seven percent by weight, of our domestic (25) ___________ . Almost all of it can be recycled, but very little of it is, though the plastic recycling (26) ________ is growing fast. The plastic itself has extremely rich energy. It also has higher calorific (27) _________ than coal and one (28) __________ of “ recovery” strongly favored by plastic manufacturers is the conversion of waste plastic into a fuel.

21. A. import            B. remove                      C. consume                    D. consign
22. A. rate                 B. proportion                C. portion                      D. amount
23. A. kind                B. way                           C. type                           D. form

24. A. constitutes      B. carries                       C. takes                          D. makes

25. A. goods             B. refuse                        C. rubble                        D. requirements
26. A. plant               B. manufacture              C. industry                     D. factory
27. A. value              B. degree                        C. effect                         D. demand
28. A. mechanism     B. measure                     C. medium                     D. method

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

At high school Sally Ride became interested in science. At the university she studied English and Physics. After completing her study at Stanford University, She worked as a researcher. In 1977 she was one of 1000 women and 7,000 men who applied for the astronaut training program. She was 25. She was one of the 35 women who were accepted to start the program in 1978. As part of her training she learned to be a jet pilot and a flight engineer. She married during her training. Her husband , Hawley, is also an astronaut. They do not plan to have any children yet. When NASA decided to put a woman into space, none of Sally’s friends were surprised that they choose Sally. She has always been a person who wanted to go further. So when the space shuttle Challenger carries her on her first mission into space, Sally did what she had often done before: she left the world behind.

                                                                                                                   T            F

29. She was the first American woman to go into space.                      ______   ______
30. Sally was the jet pilot before she entered the space program.          ______   ______
31. More men entered the space program.                                             ______   ______
32. Sally and her husband want to have children soon.                         ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Everyone loves Hong Nhung because she behaves well.
Because of _________________________________________________________

34. Although It rained heavily, we still went to school.
Despite ____________________________________________________________

35. His father used to tell him what to do.
He used to _________________________________________________________

36. They said that Gia Hy is the best student in his class.
Gia Hy ____________________________________________________________

TEST 20

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Tidal waves are the result of an abrupt in the __________ of the Earth.
A. movement water under                               B. under movement
C. under water movement                               D. movement underwater

2. In Winter, heating __________ for 50% of own electricity bill.
A. costs                     B. takes                          C. occupies                    D. accounts

3. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern __________ .
A. showers                B. appliances                 C. luxuries                     D. households

4. Foreign tourists should not enter some places of __________ .
A. situation               B. trip                            C. worship                     D. atmosphere

5. They are forced to work from 8 am _____ 5 pm a day, seven days a week.
A. at                          B. still                            C. since                          D. up to

6. It started to rain. _________, we stopped playing tennis.
A. But                       B. However                    C. Therefore                   D. Because

7. UFOs mean _________flying objects.
A. unable                  B. unknown                   C. unidentified               D. unimaginable

8. The weather forecast is on. “Can you turn up the volume?” – “ _______________ .”
A. I hope so              B. That’s a good idea.   C. Yes, I think so, too    D. You are welcome

9. On Easter day, people ________ on the streets to watch colorful parades.
A. occur                    B. crowd                        C. go                              D. come

10. The __________ tell us what is happening in our city, in our country and in the world.
A. advertisements     B. forecasts                    C. communication          D. media

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Minh Nguyet likes __________ to music on the way to school. (listen)
12. It ____________ since last month. (not rain)
13. Minh Khoa wishes he __________ Part in this activity now. (take)
14. When I arrived at the campsite, they ___________ out the blanket. (lay)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Is Ha Noi ___________ from Kuala Lumpur? (difference)
16. Consumers always want cheap, effective __________. (produce)
17. Students sing folk songs __________ . (beauty)
18. Mr. pike is a famous stamp ________ in our city. (collect)
19. Thi Vai River was used for years as _________ waste dump. (industry)
20. Many chemicals have a _________ effect on the environment. (disaster)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Nowadays, more and more people are changing the (21)___________ They use their
televisions. When television was new, we used to turn (22) ________ and watch whatever
there was (23) ___________ for us to think it much be enjoyable. But no that it is part
of every life. We choose the program we watch (24)___________ more carefully. We remember that we have many (25) ________ interesting things to do. As we watch (26) _________
program, we want to be sure that we will have a really good picture, with bright colors,
and (27) __________ we are really interested, we want really clear sound. Of course, for higher (28)___________, we have to pay more.

21. A. course                 B. way                          C. reason                   D. cause
22. A. off                       B. out                           C. on                         D. over
23. A. enough                B. too                           C. so                         D. such
24. A. plenty                  B. much                        C. many                    D. few

25. A. others                  B. other                        C. one                       D. another
26. A. less                      B. little                          C. fewer                    D. much

27. A. in spite of            B. though                      C. because                 D. because of

28. A. quarter                B. qualification             C. quantity                D. quality

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Ba Long, 15, is reported missing from his school on Nguyen Lam Street. He is 1.6 meter tall and weighs 70 kilos. He has short black hair and a dark complexion. He doesn’t wear glasses. He was seen most recently on Sunday morning and was wearing a blue shirt with a dark blue trousers and brown sandals.

                                                                                                                 T             F

29. Ba Long is rather thin.                                                                    ______   ______
30. Ba Long is quite short.                                                                   ______   ______
31. His hair is short and black.                                                             ______   ______
32. He was seen most recently on Sunday afternoon.                          ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. “Phone him tomorrow.”, she said to me on Saturday.
She told me ________________________________________________________

34. Work hard and you will pass the exam.
If _________________________________________________________________

35. I’ve never tasted pleasant before.
This is the first time __________________________________________________

36. Tai Em and Cong Vinh are very good footballers.

      Tai Em and Cong Vinh ________________________________________________

TEST 21

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Wearing __________ clothes makes students feel comfortable.
A. ancient                  B. colorful                      C. formal                       D. casual

2. He has known that girl __________ six years.
A. during                   B. in                               C. for                             D. since

3. On National Day there is usually a __________ in Ba Dinh square in Ha Noi.
A. festival                 B. party                         C. celebration                 D. parade

4. The air is __________ polluted by exhaust fume from cars.
A. ultimately             B. carefully                    C. seriously                    D. politely

5. A (n) ________ is a creature from another world.
A. stranger                B. whale                         C. ghost                         D. alien

6. Thanh Thao has already been _________ as a representative.
A. nominated            B. remembered               C. said                           D. called

7. The word_________ means” big wind” in Chinese.
A. tornado                B. typhoon                    C. tsunami                     D. hurricane

8. Minh Tri wore a brown silk suit that he __________ himself.
A. produce                B. dressed                      C. preferred                   D. designed

9. Maryam and Lan are pen pals. They ________ with each other twice a month.
A. separate                B. correspond                C. comprise                   D. touch

10. Severe storms are __________ for Monday night.

     A. damaged               B. missed                       C. brought                     D. forecast

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. This letter needs __________ immediately. Will you take care of it? (send)
12. It’s a difficult question. I wish I ____________ the answer. (know)
13. Would you mind __________ the door? (close)
14. It’s an exciting. I ___________ It twice already. (see)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The advantage of living in the countryside is that the air is ___________. (pollute)
16. __________, they were very eager to make a good impression (nature)
17. The sneakers were very smart, but they were __________ . (comfort)
18. They are planning to protect the forests from ________ . (forest)
19. Thank you very much for your _________ organization. (value)
20. The next stage in the development of television is _________ TV. (interact)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Everyone wants to reduce pollution. But the pollution (21)___________ is as complicated as it is serious. It is complicated (22) ________ much pollution is caused by things that benefit people. For example, (23) ___________ from automobiles causes a large percentage of all air pollution. But the automobile (24) ________ transportation for millions of people. Factories (25) _________ much of material that pollutes air and water, but factories give employment to a large number of people. Thus, to end (26)___________ greatly reduce pollution immediately, people would have to stop using many things that (27)___________ them. Most of people do not want to do that, of course. But pollution can be (28) __________reduced in several ways. Scientists and engineers can work to find ways to lessen the amount of pollution that such things as automobiles and factories cause.

21. A. work             B. problem                     C. accident                     D. event

22. A. because         B. so                              C. that                            D. while
23. A. exhaust         B. fire                             C. gas                             D. liquid
24. A. carries           B. takes                          C. affords                       D. provides
25. A. offer              B. bring                          C. discharge                   D. cause

26. A. to                  B. or                              C. so                              D. that

27. A. benefit           B. harm                          C. motivate                    D. encourage
28. A. little               B. gradually                   C. so                              D. only

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

… and so I have watched your program for years and have always enjoys it. In fact it’s one of the few programs which is also suitable for children and I know that many families like ours watch it together. However, last week I was very disappointed and also very angry that no warning was given at the beginning of the program that what was going to be shown was unsuitable for children. It is quite unnecessary to show close-up pictures of people who have been murdered. I know it’s not real blood but children don’t always realize this and my children were very frightened. There is also no need for people to use all sorts of bad language. Children very quick copy what they hear and swear words and such like are the very things parents don’t want their children to use. Newspapers and news programs are full of all the terrible happenings in the world and I think we can expect television to provide us with an escape from reality. I don’t know whether you actually enjoy unpleasant and shocking scenes but since last week I know that I for one will watch the series again and I hope that more viewers like me will feel the same and simply switch off their sets.

                                                                                                                              T            F

29. The writer was very upset what she saw last week.                                    ______   ______

30. The writer wants television to offer programs she can watch with her family.  ______   ______

31. The writer’s family never watch the program again because she thinks it is      ______   ______
unsuitable for children.

32. The writer is trying to warn us about the TV programs.                              ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. This tree won’t grow if there is no water
Unless _________________________________________________________________

34. Thuan Hieu is a tall boy, so he can reach the ceiling.
Thuan Hieu is such _______________________________________________________

35. “Why don’t we buy a teddy bear as a birthday present?”
He suggested ____________________________________________________________

36. I think the train will possibly be delayed.
The train ________________________________________________________________

 

TEST 22

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Wearing __________ encourages students to be proud of their school.
A. uniforms               B. casual clothes            C. clothes                       D. Ao dai

2. Though we live in different districts, we always __________ with each other once every three months.
A. keep in touch        B. correspond                C. write                          D. all are correct

3. Ha is sad __________ she gets high marks .
A. though                  B. in spite of                  C. because                      D. so

4. __________ the environment is one of main problems of our government nowadays.
A. Saving                  B. celebrating                 C. Warning                    D. Protecting

5. _______ is called a tropical storm. .
A. Typhoon              B. Hurricane                  C. Cyclone                     D. all are correct

6. Miss Mai, _________ teaches very well, is a famous teacher.
A. who                      B. that                            C. whom                        D. whose

7. Have you have seen a _________ of the volcano was a terrible disaster.
A. earthquake           B. tornadoes                  C. UFO                          D. volcanoes

8/. What are you doing, Lan? _I’m __________ my pen.
A. turning on            B. looking for                C. picking up                 D. wearing out

9. We used to have ________ shout the latest news long time ago.
A. pigeon                  B. letter                          C. criers                         D. all are correct

10. Are you ready to supply more information __________ your English?
A. to                          B. about                         C. of                               D. with

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Ao dai used to__________ in our school many years ago. (wear)
12. How about ____________ exhaust fume. (reduce)
13. I don’t like __________ like that. (follow)
14. We should practice ___________ English in class regularly. (speak)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Loan is not satisfied with her ___________ for Christmas. (prepare)
16. How can we reduce water __________? (pollute)
17. We often go __________ on the weekends. (picnic)
18. I had a most ___________ experience this morning. (please)
19. What would be the most effective means of _________ our products? (advertise)
20. TV _________ children to see how people around the world live and think. (able)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

(21)___________ in Mexico, for example, refused (22)___________  their homes even when the scientists told them (23)___________ volcano above their village would erupt. It was because, as they explained, while it was not 100% percent sure that the volcano would (24) ________ , it was certain that if they left their homes, thieves would take away everything. Now volcano (25) ___________ are taking a different way to saving lives, by changing the direction of the lava flow with three methods: setting explosives, building walls, and cooling the lava with water. The most common one is setting explosives. (26) ________ bombs have not worked, explosives on the ground were used (27) _________ in Italy in 1996. Experts were actually able to block a flow of lava that was (28) __________ directly from Mount Etna to villages below.

21. A. Villagers         B. People                       C. Everyone                   D. Everybody

22. A. to leave           B. leave                          C. leaving                       D. left

23. A. which             B. that                            C. who                           D. whom

24. A. stop                B. continue                    C. arrive                         D. erupt

25. A. scientist          B. teachers                     C. experts                      D. professors

26. A. Although        B. Despite                      C. Because                     D. So

27. A. succeed           B. success                      C. successful                  D. successfully

28. A. flowing           B. running                      C. reaching                     D. going

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

All through the first day of Chinese New Year, I had to lie in bed with my left foot propped up on a pillow. I really felt miserable. Mother put a vase of roses and some of the Chinese New Year delicacies on the small table beside my bed. I realized that she was trying very hard to cheer me up. However, It didn’t help one bit. I still felt miserable. I could not wear either of the two new dresses were shattered, as I was unable to join my friends as they went house-visiting. It really put me in a bad mood. I sulked as I watched television programs, or just stared blankly at the walls in my room.

                                                                                                                  T             F

29. The writer had an enjoyable New Year holiday.                              ______   ______
30. The writer’s mother tried her best to cheer her up.                          ______   ______
31. The writer hadn’t any chance to try her two new dresses.               ______   ______
32. The writer was able to join her friends to house-visiting.                ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. He walked to work in about fifteen minutes.
It _________________________________________________________________

34. There aren’t any bars any more here.
There ______________________________________________________________

35. Despite having difficulties, I never lose heart.
Though ___________________________________________________________

36. He said to us: “Finish what you start.”
He _________________________________________________________________

TEST 23

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. We should use banana leaves to __________ food because plastic bags are very hard to dissolve.
A. put                       B. wrap                          C. take                           D. cook

2. I look forward to hearing __________ you.
A. of                          B. to                               C. from                          D. about

3. What have fashion __________ done to modernize the Ao dai?
A. poets                    B. writers                       C. musicians                  D. designers

4. “Hello. You must be Nga?” – “ _______________ .”
A. That’s right I am B. Pleased to meet you. C. Hello. I’m Nga.         D. How do you do?

5. “Well done, Vinh.” – “ ____________ .”
A. Thanks                 B. The same to you.       C. Not at all                   D. You’re welcome.

6. Why is it difficult for us to _________ to the internet?
A. surf                       B. respond                     C. suffer                         D. get access

7. All the _________ were failed in the oral test.
A. examinees             B. examiners                  C. exams                        D. examinations

8. All the __________ request to set out on time.
A. teachers                B. pupils                        C. picnickers                  D. players

9. Let’s ________ after a hard working week.
A. rest                       B. relax                          C. go shopping              D. A&B

10. The __________ is the traditional clothing of Japanese women
A. sari                       B. kimono                      C. Ao dai                       D. veil

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. I hate __________ like that. (look at)
12. He said he ____________ a new job. (just have)
13. The new bridge __________ next year. (build)
14. I allow my son ___________ late tonight. (come back)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. The week passed ___________. (quick)

16. The honey bee is a very __________ kind of insect (usual)

17. Going to parties can be fun and __________. (enjoy)

18. Charles Dickens wrote such ___________ stories as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. (forget)

19. Do you see the new kind of washing-powder _________ on TV. (advertise)

20. Everybody knows the _________ of learning a foreign language. (able)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Books are written (21)___________ knowledge and good books enrich the mind. By putting ourselves under the (22)___________ of superior mind, we improve our mental powers. Through good books we learn that people everywhere are the same, in all ages and (23) ________ all classes. This knowledge improves our love of others and helps us to live in (24) ___________ with them. We also understand that the world was made not only for man alone but for every creature that can (25) ________ hunger and thirst, warmth and cold.

Though it may be possible for us to travel throughout the world and see things (26)_________ today, it is not possible for us to see things (27)___________happened in the past. But good books help us to see not (28) __________ into the remote regions of the world today but also the world in which our ancestors live.

21. A. to provide     B. provide                      C. providing                  D. provided

22. A. feeling           B. understanding           C. influence                    D. development
23. A. for                 B. in                               C. at                               D. with
24. A. peace             B. peaceful                     C. quiet                          D. quietly
25. A. have              B. be                              C. become                      D. feel
26. A. coming          B. arriving                     C. getting                       D. happening
27. A. who               B. whom                        C. that                            D. what

28. A. only               B. just                            C. same                          D. as

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Radio stories have become a thing of the past because people prefer both to watch and to hear. Radio is now a medium that is used more often in a car than a home. Because music and news are the easiest types of programs to listen to in a car, They are the most common. Radio, in fact, has become the music medium. It provides music for all tastes, from country, western to classic.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. Most people listen to radio programs in their cars.                        ______   ______
30. Most radio programming consists of news and music.                   ______   ______
31. Radio is now used more often in a home.                                       ______   ______
32. Radio used to be the music medium.                                              ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. In spite of taking a taxi, Thuy still arrived late for the meeting.
Though ____________________________________________________________

34. Because of the high cost of visiting Ha Long Bay, There are fewer tourists here this year.
Because ____________________________________________________________

35. I haven’t heard from her for ages.
I lost _______________________________________________________________

36. Those outdoor activities are suitable for young children.
Young children should take______________________________________________

TEST 24

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. There may be a lot of precious stones__________ Mars.
A. in                          B. on                              C. at                               D. from

2. When I live with The Brown family in London, I feel __________ a member of their family.
A. as                         B. such as                      C. like                            D. alike

3. Wearing casual clothes makes students feel __________ when they’re in their favorite clothes.
A. self-confident        B. believable                  C. happy                        D. energetic

4. Nowadays the Ao dai is the __________ dress because it’s both traditional and fashionable.
A. beautiful               B. nice                            C. modern                      D. unique

5. What can we do to spend less on _______ ?
A. to light                  B. lighting                      C. lit                               D. light

6. In his speech, he _________ everyone for all their hard work.
A. grateful                 B. told                            C. thanked                     D. sorry

7. ___________ I bought you a new car, would you be very happy?
A. When                    B. As                             C. Whether                    D. If

8. Tien borrowed some money __________ a car.
A. to buy                   B. buys                          C. buying                       D. bought

9. ________ are fighting to save our environment.
A. Conserve              B. Conservation             C. Conservationist         D. Conservationists

10. Do you think UFOs really __________?
A. exist                     B. have                          C. live                            D. report

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. The driver stopped __________ a coffee because he felt sleepy. (have)
12. Nobody enjoys ____________ by other people. . (laugh at)
13. I remember __________ you before, but I have forgotten your name. (meet)
14. Why do you keep looking back? Are you afraid of ___________? (follow)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. What an ___________ you have! (imagine)

16. The hotel is __________ situated in a quiet sport near the river. (beauty)

17. Most of his__________ have been known to those who are interested in computer in the world. (invent)

18. He’s building a high fence around his garden so that the children can play in_________. (safe)

19. The fishermen caught fish to eat and drank rain water to stay _________. (live)

20. It’s _________ to let children develop in the way they want. (importance)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

(21)___________ I was young, I (22) ________ dreamed of a famous (23)___________. When I was at school, I decided (24) ___________ engineering, and then became a millionaire by (25)___________ a wonderful new product (26) ________ would make the world a better place. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very good (27) _________ technical subjects. Any time I operate any kind of equipment, (28) __________ terrible happens.
 

21. A. While                     B. When                     C. As                       D. Although
22. A. rarely                     B. seldom                   C. hardly                  D. always
23. A. scientifically          B. scientific                C. science                 D. scientist

24. A. to study                 B. study                     C. studying              D. studied
25. A. inventing               B. invent                    C. inventive             D. invention

26. A. who                       B. which                     C. whom                  D. what
27. A. in                           B. at                           C. on                        D. about
28. A. something              B. nothing                  C. thing                    D. many things

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Marie was born in Poland in 1876. She learnt to read when she was 4 years old. She was intelligent and had an excellent memory. She finished high school when she was only 15 years old. When she grew up, Marie went to Paris to study Mathematics and chemistry at the university. She won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1903 and 8 years later she received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Marie Curie died in 1934.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. She finished high school in 1891.                                                   ______   ______
30. She studied Mathematics and chemistry at the university in Paris.          ______   ______
31. She won the Nobel Prize for physics when she was 28.                 ______   ______
32. Marie Curie died in 1943.                                                               ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Mary’s sister doesn’t cook as well as her mother.
Mary’s mother is better__________________________________________________

34. Singapore has reputation for its cleanliness.
Singapore is __________________________________________________________

35. Do you take pride in being a student of Hoang Van Thu High School?

      Are you ______________________________________________________________

36. The new toy is exciting to the baby.
The baby is___________________________________________________________

TEST 25

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. I don’t like using the internet because it has some __________ .
A. benefits                 B. limitations                 C. advantages                D. conveniences

2. You should watch the news every day. It’s very __________ .
A. costly                   B. boring                        C. informative                D. violent

3. How much time do you spent __________ the web every day.
A. using                    B. posting                      C. responding                D. surfing

4. It __________ every day so far this week.
A. rains                     B. has been rained         C. is raining                   D. has rained

5. Nobody understands what he says, ___________?
A. do they                 B. don’t they                 C. does it                       D. doesn’t it

6. Many people think chatting on the internet is _________ .
A. time-consumed     B. consumed-time          C. consuming-time         D. time-consuming

7. It is easy for everyone to get access _________the internet.
A. earthquake           B. tornadoes                  C. UFO                          D. volcanoes

8. They differ __________ each other so much.
A. on                         B. in                               C. to                               D. for

9. people ________ all ages can watch this film.
A. from                     B. of                               C. with                           D. in

10. You like watching sports, don’t you? – “ ________________ .”
A. I’m the opposite. B. I think so.                  C. Yes, I like.                 D. No, I hate it.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. We __________ in this school for three years. (study)
12. I wish it ____________ now. (not rain)
13. She enjoys__________ to music in her free time. (listen)
14. A new style of Jeans___________ in the USA last year. (introduce)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Thanks to television people can get the latest ___________. (inform)
16. The internet is still __________for us. (cost)
17. __________ of the solar system began in the 19th century. (explore)
18. The internet has ___________ develop and become part of our daily life. (increase)
19. Everyone needs time for rest and _________. (relax)
20. The accident was caused by _________ driving. (care)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

The Word “telephone” means hearing the (21)___________ produced at the
distance, just as we see distant objects through a “ telescope” or we see things happening
miles away through “ television”. The telephone was (22)___________ more than one
hundred years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, and an America. It is now very (23)___________
used everywhere. In Viet Nam, most of the people have their own telephone in their homes.
It makes us (24)___________ to talk to our friends far away without all the way to their homes.
In actually working it appears to be (25) ___________ . It has a transmitter into
which you speak and a receiver at which you hear, and these two are now (26) ________
in the same small instrument, one at each end. The two persons who want to speak have
each an instrument. There is a (27)_________ wire and electric battery by the side of each,
or there (28) __________ a common connecting station. It is the electric current that
enables the sound vibrations to be produced at the other end, and the person at the end
hears the talk of his friend.

21. A. sounds            B. music                         C. films                          D. songs
22. A. done               B. discovered                 C. invented                    D. made
23. A. extensive        B. extensively                C. extent                        D. extension

24. A. possible          B. possibly                    C. possibility                 D. impossible

25. A. simplify          B. simplicity                  C. simply                       D. simple

26. A. combined        B. mixed                        C. fixed                          D. fitted
27. A. connected       B. connecting                 C. connective                 D. connection
28. A. is                    B. are                             C. was                            D. has been

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

The radio is one of the wonders of modern inventions. It is a novel system of sending news like telephone or telegraph but without wires. Marconi, an Italian scientist invented the radio. In 1896, the first wireless message was send across Penrith and Weston through apparatus he invented. The receiving sets catch the sounds, which are then broadcast. The more powerful a receiving set is, the greater it can catch broadcast sound from a long distance.

The invention of the wireless or the radio is a wonder I this world. One can know
everything instantly through a radio set. Programs from distant countries can be heard
promptly. The radio is also a source of amusement and entertainment. Besides, news and
messages, there are entertainment programs like music, dialogues and educational items for
children.

                                                                                                                   T            F

29. The radio was invented by an English scientist.                              ______   ______
30. The radio is a wonderful invention.                                                 ______   ______
31. People can listen to and talk on the radio.                                       ______   ______
32. Children can learn a lot of things from radio.                                  ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them.(2pts)

33. Does he get up early in the morning?
He gets ____________________________________________________________

34. She began playing the piano six years ago.
 She has ____________________________________________________________

35. Do you like playing badminton?
 Are you ___________________________________________________________

36. How long does it take you to do the homework?
How long do you _____________________________________________________

 

TEST 26

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. In winter, heating __________ for 50 percent of our electricity bill.
A. accounts               B. costs                          C. occupies                    D. takes

2. To save money, we should __________ the amount of energy used in our homes.
A. increase                B. leave                          C. reduce                        D. stop

3. He fell and hurt himself __________ he was playing volleyball.
A. while                    B. if                                C. because                      D. when

4. I suggest you should __________ the windows to let the sunshine into the house.
A. to open                 B. opened                      C. open                          D. opening

5. She hasn’t gone to school _______ she has been sick since Sunday.
A. because                 B. since                          C. if                                D. unless

6. It’s raining _________ we can’t go out.
A. so                         B. because                      C. but                             D. however

7. It is possible to store solar energy _________ a number of days .
A. in                          B. of                               C. for                             D. from

8. They were bitterly disappointed __________ the result of the game.
A. at                          B. with                           C. in                               D. for

9. When you leave the room, remember to turn all lights and fans ________ .
A. on                         B. up                              C. down                         D. off

10. I suggest fixing the dripping faucet. –“ _______________ .”
A. Yes, please.          B. Good idea.                 C. We will.                     D. I’m afraid not

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. They__________ penpals for over two years. (be)
12. Ba wishes he ____________ have a new computer. (can)
13. In the 1960s, many university and college students __________ Jeans. (wear)
14. My father likes ___________ sports. (watch)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Mrs. Smith has___________ provided a picnic lunch for us. (kind)
16. There is a__________ faucet in your kitchen. (drip)
17. Drug__________ led to his early death. (depend)
18. How can we do to keep the environment ___________ . (pollute)
19. _________ the Ao dai was frequently worn by both men and women. (tradition)
20. Some designers _________ the Ao dai by printing lines of poetry on it. (modern)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Few people now question the reality of global warming and its effects on the world’s climate. Many scientists put the blame for recent disasters on the increase (21)___________ the world’s temperatures and are convinced that, more than (22)___________ before, the Earth is at risk from the forces of the wind, rain, and sun. (23) ________ to them, global warming is making extreme weather events, (24) ___________ as hurricanes and droughts, even more severe and (25) ________ sea levels all around the world to rise.

Environmental groups are putting pressure on governments to take actions to reduce the (26) _________ of carbon dioxide which is given off by factories and power plants, thus attacking the problem at its source. They are in favor of more money being spent on research into solar, wind and wave energy devices, which could then replace existing power stations. Some scientists, (27) __________, believe that even if we stopped releasing carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere tomorrow, we should have to wait (28)___________ hundred years to notice the result.

21. A. at                   B. in                               C. by                              D. to
22. A. ever               B. yet                             C. never                         D. once

23. A. Concerning    B. Depending                 C. Regarding                  D. According
24. A. well               B. such                           C. even                           D. just

25. A. causing          B. letting                        C. damaging                   D. making
26. A. amount          B. number                      C. plenty                        D. deal
27. A. really             B. despite                       C. therefore                    D. however

28. A. numerous      B. over                           C. several                       D. various

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Electricity is the most common form of energy today. In the modern world electricity is very available at the touch of a switch. Electricity has many uses. The most common use of electricity is to provide artificial lighting. In factories, electricity is used to light up the workplace. It is also used to operate air-conditioners, computers and many other machines.

Electricity is also used to power the many appliances that we have in our homes. Such appliances include television sets, computers, electric fans, irons and many others. The list is simply endless. Modern man will most probably be lost without electricity.
                                                                                                                        T             F

29. The passage is about a kind of energy.                                           ______   ______
30. Electricity has a lot of uses.                                                            ______   ______
31. Without electricity, our life will not be affected                              ______   ______
32. The appliances depended on electricity are endless.                       ______   ______

 

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them. (2pts)

33. Because of their good performance, they won that match.
Because they _______________________________________________________

34. My father teaches Math well.
 My father is _______________________________________________________

35. There isn’t much rain to make the crops better.
The crops aren’t ____________________________________________________

36. Why don’t you have your hair cut?
She suggests _________________________________________________________

 

TEST 27

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. Many people were injured when the building __________ .
A. destroyed             B. struck                        C. collapsed                   D. occurred

2. The __________ of the volcano was a terrible disaster.

     A. eruption               B. cyclone                      C. prediction                  D. shift

3. Let’s go, __________ ?
A. doesn’t it              B. do we                        C. will us                       D. shall we

4. Children__________ are good at home and in school will receive presents from Santa Claus.
A. who                      B. which                        C. whom                        D. whose

5. She suggests_______ on a picnic next Sunday.
A. go                         B. to go                          C. going                         D. should go

6. Adults celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival _________ it is often thought as a festival for children only.
A. because                 B. although                    C. however                    D. therefore

7. Mot of the earthquakes in the world occur _________ the Ring of Fire.
A. at                          B. on                              C. from                          D. in

8. Please turn __________ the volume. I can’t hear the world news well
A. on                         B. up                              C. down                         D. off

9. “Let’s go to the pop concert!”_” ________ “.
A. All right                B. We go                        C. Yes, please                D. You’re going

10. What do you think of American film?”_” __________ “.
A. Yes, I do               B. No, I don’t                C. I like them       D. I think of them very much

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. How long__________ you __________ her ? (know)
12. Wearing uniforms encourages students ____________ proud of their school. (be)
13. Town criers shouted the latest news as they __________ . (walk)
14. Vietnamese people love ___________ newspapers and magazines. (read)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Energy-saving bulbs should be used to save ___________ . (electric)
16. Is military service __________ in this country? (compel)
17. Thousands of inhabitants were __________ killed on May 12. (disaster)
18. Increased traffic ___________ widening the roads. (necessity)
19. They live _________ in a small village (peace)
20. Women are still struggling for true _________ with men. (equal)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

A gesture is an action that sends a message from one person to another (21)___________ using words. We use gestures to communicate (22)___________ others. There are some gestures that have completely different meaning depending on when and (23) ________ they are used.

When an American wants (24) ___________ that something is OK or good, he raises his
hand and make a circle with his thumb and forefinger. The circle sign has only one meaning for him. He might be (25) _______ to learn that in other countries it can mean something very different.

(26)______________ Japan, for instance, it is the gesture (27) __________ money. In
France it “zero” or “worthless”. Such differences can lead to all kinds of misunderstanding
when foreigners meet. But why is it that the same gesture has (28)___________many different meanings?

21. A. with                B. without                      C. don’t                         D. not
22. A. on                   B. for                             C. to                               D. with

23. A. place               B. time                           C. where                        D. way
24. A. show              B. to show                     C. shown                       D. showing
25. A. surprise          B. surprising                  C. surprisingly               D. surprised
26. A. In                    B. For                            C. From                         D. With
27. A. of                    B. against                       C. for                             D. to

28. A. such                B. so                              C. very                           D. so that

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Vietnam’s new Year is officially known as Tet. It begins between January twenty-first and February nineteenth. The exact date changes from year to year. Tet lasts ten days. The first three days are the most important. Vietnamese people believe that what people act during those days will influence the whole year. As a result, they make every effort to avoid arguments and smile as much as possible. Vietnamese people believe that the first person through the door on New Year’s Day brings either good or bad luck. Children receive lucky money as they do in other countries.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. Tet occurs in late January or early February.                                            ______   ______
30. There are two weeks for Lunar New Year.                                                ______   ______
31. People should not argue with each other at Tet.                              ______   ______
32. The first visitor on New Year’s Day brings good or bad luck.        ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them. (2pts)

33. They haven’t decided the exact time of the match yet.
 The exact time _____________________________________________________

34. It was after midnight, but we did not feel tired
 Although ___________________________________________________________

35. They stayed in a very luxurious hotel last summer.
 The hotel __________________________________________________________

36. The last time they played tennis was two years ago.

They haven’t ________________________________________________________


 

TEST 28

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. The building was totally __________ in the fire .
A. destroyed             B. repaired                     C. collapsed                   D. broken

2. __________ are funnel-shaped storms which pass overland below a thunderstorm.
A. Earthquakes         B. Volcanoes                 C. Typhoons                  D. tornadoes

3. You never go to school late, __________ ?
A. are you                 B. aren’t you                 C. do you                       D. don’t you

4. Do you know the student __________ on that bench?
A. sits                       B. sitting                        C. sat                             D. who sitting

5. They left early ___________ the show was boring ?
A. because                 B. although                    C. so                              D. but

6. I wish the entrance examination _________ easier .
A. is                          B. are                             C. were                          D. can be

7. We sheltered _________the rain in the doorway .
A. for                        B. from                          C. under                         D. in

8. People use the internet __________ many different purposes.
A. on                         B. in                               C. with                           D. for

9. “Thank you very much!” – “ _________________ .”
A. Of course.             B. Indeed.                      C. Not at all.                  D. Nothing

10. “I’m afraid I’ve broken your ruler.” – “ ________________ .”
A. Don’t mention it. B. Not at all.                  C. It’s the same.            D. Don’t worry about it.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Mr. Green always __________ to work by car last year . (go)
12. She wishes her parents ____________ here now . (be)
13. This magazine__________ widely __________ by both teenagers and adults. (read)
14. If you study hard, you ___________ the final exam. (pass)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Most accidents can be avoided if people pay more ___________. (attend)
16. The fans were extremely __________ because their team lost. (appoint)
17. Ha Long Bay attracts large numbers of __________. (sightsee)
18. Going abroad for studying is becoming ___________ popular nowadays. (increase)
19. She enjoys _________ with her classmates. (picnic)
20. Her parents always _________ her to study harder. (courage)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Are you looking for a cheap, clean, (21)___________ source of power that doesn’t cause (22) ________ or waste natural resources? Look no further than solar energy from the sun. At present, most of our electricity comes (23)___________ the use of coal, gas, oil, or nuclear power. This power could be (24) ___________ by the sun. One percent of the solar energy that reaches the Earth is enough to provide power for the total population. Many countries (25)___________ already using solar energy. Solar panels are placed on the (26) _________ of a house and the Sun’s energy is used to heat water. The energy can be stored for a number of days, (27) _________ on cloudy days you can use solar energy too. Sweden has an advanced solar energy program. There, all buildings will be heated by solar energy and cars will use solar power (28) __________ of gas by the year 2015.

21. A. old                 B. effective                     C. electric                    D. easy
22. A. garbage         B. energy                       C. electricity                D. pollution
23. A. to                  B. for                             C. from                        D. up

24. A. provided       B. prevented                  C. polluted                  D. reduced

25. A. will                B. have                          C. are                           D. were
26. A. floor              B. roof                           C. side                         D. wall
27. A. because         B. but                             C. if                             D. so
28. A. instead          B. except                        C. addition                  D. because

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Zamenhof invented new language called Esperanto to improve understanding between people of different countries. He show Esperanto to his frienfs to find out what they thought about it. Later in the same year he went to study at a university in Moscow. He wanted to improve Esperanto. Zamenhof’s friends then worked hard to spread the new language. They tried to persuade schools throughout the world to teach it. However, only a few people today speak Esperanto because more and more people use English as a foreign language.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. Esperanto is a new language.                                                         ______   ______
30. Zamenhof went to Moscow to improve Esperanto.                        ______   ______
31. His friends help him to spread Esperanto.                                               ______   ______
32. More and more people use Esperanto today.                                 ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them. (2pts)

33. I think you should apply for that job.
If _________________________________________________________________

34. Because of her carelessness, Lan broke the glass
Because Lan_________________________________________________________

35. BKAV is a program. Its performance is really good.
The program _________________________________________________________

36. They stopped going out with each other two years ago.
They haven’t ________________________________________________________

TEST 29

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. A disastrous earthquake __________ Tu Xuyen in China last may.
A. collapsed              B. struck                        C. occurred                    D. erupted

2. This movie was __________ for an Oscar .
A. nominated            B. recognized                 C. accepted                    D. called

3. Nobody can deny the benefits of the Internet in our life, _________ ?
A. can he                   B. can’t he                     C. can’t they                  D. can they

4. Lan wishes she __________ Malaysia next summer vacation.
A. visited                  B. can visit                     C. could visit                 D. will visit

5. The printer ___________ has been repaired looks OK.
A. who                      B. which                        C. whose                        D. where

6. The weather was bad _________ we didn’t go on a picnic.

     A. although               B. because                      C. but                             D. so

7. City-dwellers can easily get access _________ the internet nowadays.
A. on                         B. of                               C. to                               D. in

8. Young children receive chocolate or sugar eggs __________ Easter day.
A. at                          B. on                              C. in                               D. for

9. “Happy New Year.” – “________________.”
A. Happy New Year                                       B. Of course                   C. You, too          D. The same to you.

10. – “ I suggest going to the seaside on the weekend .” – “ ________________.”
A. That’s a fine day.                                       B. That’s a good idea.   C. That’s a trip.   D. That’s a reason.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. We __________ English for four years. (learn)

12. I wish I____________ a good time tomorrow. (have)
13. Do you enjoy __________ on the internet. (chat)
14. Malaysia ___________ into two regions. (divide)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Today there is a meeting of local ___________ . (conserve)
16. The problem, __________to say, is the cost involved. (need)
17. The use of light and dark __________ good and evil. (symbol)
18. They put an ___________ in the newspaper to sell their house. (advertise)
19. She likes living _________ in a village. (peace)
20. The hotel is _________ located far from the downtown area. (convenience)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

There are a lot of things you should follow to be a welcome guest in America. When you are (21)___________ to have dinner at your friend’s house, it’s necessary to bring a small present. Flowers are always nice; or you may bring a bottle of (22) ________ if you know that your friend likes drinking.

You are expected to arrive for dinner (23) ___________ Time or just a few minutes
late. Don’t get there (24)___________. If you are going to be more than fifteen minutes late, you should call and tell them.

Try to relax and enjoy yourself (25) _________ The dinner table. If you don’t know about choosing the (26) _________ fork or knife, just watch the other people, and follow them. If you still have no idea of (27)___________ to do, ask the person next to you. When it comes to the food, If you like it, say so. They are looking forward to hearing your compliments. Of course, you will thank them to the meal and for their kindness. It is also a good idea to send a (28) __________ note the day after.

21. A. made             B. forced                        C. demanded                  D. invited
22. A. juice              B. wine                          C. lemonade                   D. Coke
23. A. at                   B. by                              C. on                              D. for
24. A. early              B. late                            C. slow                          D. quickly

25. A. on                  B. at                               C. to                               D. with
26. A. big                 B. new                           C. main                          D. right
27. A. where            B. what                          C. why                           D. which

28. A. goodbye        B. welcome                    C. thank you                  D. message

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Good evening, Ladies and gentlemen. My name is Professor Roberts and tonight I’m going to tell you how to save energy in your house. Most of us use too much energy. You can reduce this amount by: using energy-saving bubs, using solar energy, turning off unnecessary lights, preparing food before turning on the stove. If you follow these simple rules, not only you save energy but also the environment will be cleaner.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. The meeting happens in the afternoon.                                           ______   ______
30. There are many children in the room.                                             ______   ______
31. The speaker gives four simple rules.                                              ______   ______
32. According to the speaker, energy will be saved.                             ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them. (2pts)

33. About thirty million people are watching this program.
This program _______________________________________________________

34. You are tired because you often stay up late.
 If you _____________________________________________________________

35. The students are working in a laboratory with a lot of chemicals.
 The laboratory ______________________________________________________

36. The last time I saw him was two days ago.
I haven’t ___________________________________________________________


 


 

TEST 30

(1-10) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in each sentence: (2.5pts)

1. HCM City will _________ temperatures between 26ºC and 31ºC tomorrow .
A. arrive                    B. achieve                      C. occur                         D. experience

2. It’s not easy to __________ her to change her mind .
A. persuade               B. make                         C. suggest                      D. prevent

3. I’m clever, __________ ?
A. don’t I                  B. am not I                     C. are I                           D. aren’t I

4. If I became rich, I __________ travel around the world.
A. can                       B. will                            C. could                         D. used to

5. The town ___________they spent their holiday was really beautiful.
A. which                   B. that                            C. whose                        D. where

6. We decided to leave early _________ the show was not interesting.
A. although               B. because                      C. if                                D. so

7. They arrived _________Ha Noi last night.
A. on                         B. at                               C. in                               D. to

8. The examination will be held __________ June 18, 2008.
A. at                          B. on                              C. in                               D. from

9. “Thank you very much.” – “ ______________.”
A. Good idea             B. Not all                       C. You’re welcome        D. Nothing

10. “Congratulations!” – “ ________________ .”
A. well done.             B. Of course.                  C. Thank you.                D. Don’t worry.

(11-14) Use the correct tense or form of the verbs in parentheses:(1pt)

11. Remember __________ off television before going to bed. (turn)
12. I wish it ____________ raining now. (stop)
13. Are you interested in __________ e-mail? (write)
14. When we arrived, she ___________ the chickens. (feed)

(15-20) Use the correct tense or form of the words in parentheses:(1.5pts)

15. Fuel___________ can be cut down by having fewer cars on the roads. (consume)
16. Don’t run too fast if you feel __________. (comfort)
17. Our government should __________ the system of traffic. (modern)
18. We think that Mother’s Day should be celebrated ___________. (nation)
19. The _________ asked me to go in right away. (examine)
20. The _________ tour of HCM City is very interesting. (sightsee)

(21-28) Choose the word or phrase that best fits the blank space in the following passage: (2pts)

Thuy’s grandma likes watching the weather forecast on TV. The weather in Ha Noi is often mild. The ( 23)___________ in Ha Noi are often between 26ºC and 30ºC. However, they are much lower (24) ________ December and February. Ho Chi Minh often (25) ___________ higher temperatures than Ha Noi and Hue. Thunderstorms, (26) _________ lightning and heavy rains, often take place along the south- central coast or over the central ( 27) _________ . The Cuu Long Delta experiences sunny weather almost all the year round. However, in this area, There are sometimes heavy rain and floods (28)__________ cause a lot of damage to the crops.

21. A. bureau            B. forecast                     C. foresee                       D. station

22. A. news               B. places                        C. weathers                    D. temperatures
23. A. between          B. both                           C. in                               D. either
24. A. have               B. expect                        C. experiences                D. happens
25. A. with                B. for                             C. have                          D. both
26. A. areas               B. coast                          C. delta                          D. highlands
27. A. Therefore        B. However                    C. Besides                      D. Despite

28. A. it                     B. they                           C. that                            D. to

(29-32) Read the passage and then decide whether the statements that follow are True or False.

Write True or False in your answer sheet:(1pt)

Was Christopher Columbus the first to come to America? Was Leif Ericsson? In fact, Columbus wasn’t the first, and Ericsson wasn’t either. People from Northern Asia came to America about thirty thousand years before anyone else. Today, We call these people Native Americans, or Indians.

The Indians came to America because the weather began to change. Northern Asia became very cold. Everything froze. They had to move or die. The first Europeans travelled to America in sailboats but there were no sailboats thirty thousand years ago. How did the first Indians come to America? They walked.
                                                                                                                        T            F

29. Columbus was the first to come to America.                                             ______   ______
30. Columbus discovered America first.                                                ______   ______
31. Native Americans are called Indians.                                               ______   ______
32. The first Indians sailed to America.                                                 ______   ______

(33-36) Rewrite the sentences so that they are nearest in meaning to the sentence printed before them. (2pts)

33. They have painted their house blue and white.
Their house ________________________________________________________

34. Lan is the best student in our class.
 Nobody ___________________________________________________________

35. We are studying in a very large classroom now.
 The classroom ______________________________________________________

36. We haven’t had a party last Christmas
The last time _______________________________________________________

 

PHỤ LỤC ĐỀ NÂNG CAO

Phần

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TEST 31

I. PHONETICS

1. Choose the word whose underlined part pronounced differently from that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. depend               B. ethnic                        C. impress                     D. region

    2. A. comprise            B. divide                        C. official                       D. primary

    3. A. ghost                 B. mosque                      C. optional                     D. tropical

    4. A. sugar                 B. confusion                  C. Asia                           D. leisure

    5. A. enough               B. cough                        C. rough                         D. plough

2. Choose the word whose main stress pattern is not the same as that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. educate              B. demonstrate              C. modernize                  D. guarantee  

    2. A. modify               B. advertise                    C. continue                    D. beautify

    3. A. shampoo           B. pioneer                      C. Chinese                     D. unique

    4. A. politics              B. Portuguese                C. Japanese                    D. cigarette

    5. A. habitual             B. grammarian               C. familiar                      D. hospitalize

II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

1. Choose the best answers. (10ms)

1. __________the TV. There is nothing interesting on.

    A. Turn down                 B. Turn up                     C. Turn off                     D. Turn on

2. The question was__________ that nobody could answer it.

    A. too difficult                B. so difficult                 C. such difficult             D. very difficult

3. “Let me congratulate you on winning the first prize.” “__________”

    A. You’re welcome                                               B. Never mind        

    C. That’s very kind of you                                    D. It’s my pleasure

4. The students are looking forward__________ their weekends in the countryside.

    A. to spend                     B. spend                        C. spending                    D. to spending

5. Neither you nor I__________ responsible for the bad result.

    A. are                              B. am                             C. is                               D. have

6. Make exercise a part of your daily__________.

    A. chore                          B. frequency                  C. action                        D. routine

7. Thanks__________ our English teacher, we have learnt many English songs.

    A. to                                B. for                             C. on                            D. none is correct  

8. He’s never been to England, __________?

    A. is he                            B. isn’t he                      C. has he                        D. hasn’t he

9. Mike is very healthful. He finds__________ in helping people.

    A. confidence                  B. relaxation                  C. convenience               D. satisfaction

10. “Let’s go for a drink” – “__________”

    A. Yes, please.                B. You’re welcome.       C. It’s all right.       D. That’s a good idea.  

2. Use the correct form of the word in bracket: (10ms)

1. It’s important for the children to get a good__________. (educate)

2. We enjoy the__________ atmosphere in the mosque. (peace)

3. The little boy sat__________ for a few minutes. (silent)

4. The teacher welcomes the__________ from the students on any subject. (correspond)

5. A.G. Bell was a__________ inventor. (fame)

6. Mr. Long has an__________ collection of stamps. (impress)

7. We like the beauty of the city and the__________ of the people. (friend)

8. Read these__________ carefully before taking this medicine. (instruct)

9. Swimming is__________ at my school. (compel)

10. I try to keep meat__________ from other food in the fridge. (separation)

3. Use the correct tense or form of the verb. (10ms)

1. Are you used to__________ in the morning? (swim)

2. He used to__________ Nguyen Van To High school. Now he is a student at my school. (attend)

3. We are used to__________ up at 5 a.m. to prepare for our work. (get)

4. My brother gets used to__________ his homework in the evening. (do)

5. Is your sister used to__________ dinner for your family? (cook)

6. There used to__________ a bookstore near my school, but it closed last week.

7. He wishes he__________ a better computer. (have)

8. I wish Lan__________ next to me. She’s annoying. (not sit)

9. Ms. Linda doesn’t feel well. She wishes she__________ at home tomorrow. (can stay)

10. I’m sorry, I’m very busy now. I wish I__________ you with your gardening. (help

4. Fill in the blank with a correct preposition. (10ms)

1. He is content__________ his very little salary. [to-for-with-in]

2. He walked__________ the room__________ which we were sitting. [in, in-in, for-into, in-into, from]

3. He wouldn’t take advice, and now he has got__________ difficulties. [to-into-with-for]

4. She burst__________ tears. [out of-into-for-in]

5. The car went__________ full speed. [with-for-to-at]

6. I have not done my exercises__________ now. [till-since-for-at]

7. Wine is made__________ grapes. [of-from-into-with]

8. I’m sorry. I took your hat__________ accident. [by-at-from-for]

9. They are__________ trouble with their teacher over some work. [at-in-of-with]

10. I didn’t dare to say it__________ her face. [on-with-in-to]

III. READING

1. Read the passage then choose the word (A, B, C, D) that best fits the blank. (8ms)

To sing a song has been deeply (1) __________ to human life from ancient times. People (2)__________ singing songs to babies and they enjoy listening to them. In recent years, there has been a (3)__________ in “karaoke” in Japan. Karaoke includes disk players with voice mixing facilities and are used to provide musical (4)__________ for solos or singalongs. The “kara” of kara-oke means empty, while the “oke” is a Japanese (5)__________ of the English word, “orchestra.” These two words coming together mean an orchestra without a vocalist. Karaoke (6)__________ are widespread in many countries nowadays. I think “karaoke bars” are well known by Americans, so they (7)__________ karaoke bars when they hear “karaoke,” but actually we have few karaoke bars in Japan. (8)__________ we call “karaoke box” is more popular in Japan.

1. A. related               B. involved                    C. interested                   D. attracted

2. A. imagine              B. feel                            C. enjoy                         D. care

3. A. boost                 B. boom                         C. outing                        D. blossom

4. A. escort                 B. assistance                  C. help                           D. accompaniment

5. A. abbreviation      B. shortage                    C. shortcut                     D. standing

6. A. companies         B. systems                     C. machines                   D. association

7. A. think                  B. come                          C. imagine                      D. feel

8. A. Why                  B. How                          C. Which                        D. What

2. Fill in each blank with one appropriate word to make a meaning passage. (8ms)

After we had been marching for two weeks, getting soaked by daily rains and living entirely on the (1)__________ we carried with us, we found footprints.

Two people were (2)__________ of us and traveling fast. We followed them. Each morning, when we set off again after a night’s sleep, we found their tracks in the forest nearby and (3)__________ they had been watching us the (4)__________ evening. One night we left gifts in the forest but they (5)__________ not touched. We called out greetings (6)__________ the language of the river people but we did not know (7)__________ this unknown tribe were able to understand it. In any case there was no reply. We continued day (8)__________ day until eventually we lost all sign of their movements.

3. Read the passage then choose the correct answer. (8ms)

The streets are crowded with traffic. Taxis are bringing tired people from the airport and the train stations to the hotels. The hope to sleep a few hours before their busy day in the big city. Trucks are bringing fresh fruits and vegetables into the city. Ships loaded with food and fuel are tied up at the dock. Towards morning the streets are quieter. But they are never deserted in the big city.

Soon it’s morning in the big city. By eight o’clock the streets are filled again with people. Millions of people live in the big city. And millions of people who work in the big city live in the suburbs, the commuters, are hurrying out of the train stations, subways, buses, and apartment houses. Hurry, hurry, hurry. Everyone is in a hurry. Some stop only to drink a quick cup of coffee. There is no time for breakfast. Others stop to buy the morning paper. They read the headlines before they hurry to the tall office buildings where they work.

The noise of traffic grows louder. Trucks are loading and unloading. The early shoppers are stepping out of buses and cars. The policemen blow their whistles to stop the traffic or to hurry it along. Elevated trains are roaring overhead. Subways are rumbling below the ground. There are the noises of a city at work.

1. The writer says that, in the big city,_____________

    A. trucks are being unloaded.                       B. the streets are always crowded.

    C. the streets are deserted.                                      D. Ships are being loaded with food and fuel.

2. One of the most remarkable features of the big city is the_____________

    A. quietness            B. heaviness                   C. rush                           D. tired

3. The streets in the big city are quieter____________.

    A. in the day time   B. in the evening            C. at night                      D. towards morning

4. Where are elevated trains? - They are______________________.

    A. underground      B. overhead                   C. on the bridge             D. on the highway

5. What brings fresh fruit and vegetables into the city?

    A. taxis                   B. airplanes                   C. trucks                        D. buses

6. The word “busy” in paragraph can be replaced with___________.

    A. engaged              B. quick                         C. hard-working            D. effective

7. The correct definition of “suburb” is____________.

    A. an area                                                     B. a district on the outskirts of a city

    C. a residential district                                  D. a poor populous area in the city

8. Elevated trains are those that run on tracks____________.

    A. above the street level                                B. laid along the river banks

    C. high above the pedestrians                       D. laid on long bridges

4. Choose the correct word then change its form to fill in the blank. (10ms)

interest

marvel

normal

sight

camp

differ

comfort

expense

crowd

enjoy

advantage

If you’d like to do something (0) different on your holiday, you might (1)_________ in following the Pilgrim Route to Santiago. The journey starts in France, and takes you through the (2)_________ scenery of the Pyrenees to Santiago in Spain .

It (3)_________ takes about five weeks to complete the 888-kilometre walk , which give you more than enough time to go (4)_________. There are plenty of (5)_________, but you can also get rooms in monasteries, which cost little or nothing. Alternatively, you can stay in (6)_________  hotels , but these are obviously more (7)_________.

The Pilgrim Route can be quite (8)_________ during the summer . Some people find it more (9)_________ to go in October and November , Which are quieter months, but the (10)_________ of travelling then is that some of the hotels are closed .

IV. WRITING

1. Complete the second sentence with the same meaning. (16ms)

1. I’m asking you this question for the third time.

    This is__________________________________________________________________

2. After that she never got in touch with him.

    That was the_____________________________________________________________

3. Philips went on a trip around the world three years ago.

    It is____________________________________________________________________

4. It is said that escaped to a remote country.

  He_____________________________________________________________________

5. I’d prefer you not to wear those jeans in the office, Miss Blake.

    I’d rather________________________________________________________________

6. The violent storm blew the roof off the house last night.

    The house_______________________________________________________________

7. This is the fastest way to get into the center of the city.

    There is_________________________________________________________________

8. The police started looking for the murder two months ago.

    For two months now_______________________________________________________

TEST 32

I. PHONETICS

1. Choose the word whose underlined part pronounced differently from that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. baggy                 B. label                          C. casual                        D. fashion  

    2. A. unique               B. rivalry                       C. style                          D. design

    3. A. accident             B. success                      C. occur                         D. accept

    4. A. hatred                B. naked                        C. asked                         D. wretched

    5. A. character            B. chemistry                  C. chaos                         D. chalk

2. Choose the word whose main stress pattern is not the same as that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. persuade            B. shampoo                   C. remain                       D. selfish

    2. A. remain               B. agree                          C. punish                       D. antique

    3. A. electrical            B. independent               C. correspondent           D. international

    4. A. comedy              B. average                      C. potato                       D. library

    5. A. variety               B. develop                     C. revival                       D. magazine

II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

1. Choose the best answers. (10ms)

1. Most parents think chatting on the Internet is__________.

    A. time-release             B. time-wasting              C. time-saving              D. time-consuming

2. The polluted river is smelly and filthy.

    A. dangerous               B. shallow                      C. dirty                         D. swollen

3. The equipment in our office needs__________.

    A. to modernize           B. modernizing              C. modernized              D. modernization

4. There was so many__________ things that we never get__________.

    A. interesting; boring   B. interested; bored        C. interested; boring     D. interesting; bored

5. It is estimated that four million__________ watched the show on television.

    A. observers                B. onlookers                  C. viewers                     D. spectators

6. Everybody must take part in__________ deforestation.                      

    A. protecting               B. preserving                 C. controlling                D. preventing

7. Would you be__________ to hold the door open?

    A. too kind                  B. so kind                      C. kind enough             D. as kind

8. She wants to be independent__________ her parents.

    A. to                            B. of                               C. on                             d. with

9. The children were so__________ by the film on TV that they didn’t want to go to bed early.

    A. interested                B. bored                         C. attracted                   D. attached

10. Jane is the__________ of the three girls.

    A. prettier                    B. prettiest                     C. pretty                       D. most pretty

2. Use the correct form of the word in bracket: (10ms)

1. I received a lot of__________ from my parents and relatives before the contest. (courage)

2. Any bright light at night is an__________ to mosquitoes. (attract)

3. This is no longer a quiet residential__________. (neighbor)

4. How awful these bees! My sister is__________ of bees and ants. (terror)

5. This store has many__________ trying to take customers away. (compete)

6. I didn’t get the job because I didn’t have the right__________. (qualify)

7. Using electricity is an__________ way of cooking. Gas is cheaper. (economy)

8. Thomas has a very sweet__________ smile. (child)

9. Some friends arrived__________ last night, so we all went out to dinner. (expect)

10. Make sure that you__________ the electricity before you start mending this light switch. (connect)

3. Use the correct tense or form of the verb. (10ms)

1. They__________ my letter yesterday. (receive)

2. A.G. Bell first__________ the telephone in 1876. (introduce)

3. You__________ High School Musical on TV last night? (see)

4. He didn’t feel well yesterday, so he__________ to see a doctor. (go)

5. I enjoyed the film we__________ last night. (see)

6. They__________ not inviting Mr. Lee to the party last night. (regret)

7. What were you doing when he__________ yesterday? (come)

8. She__________ in Dalat when she was a little girl. (live)

9. This morning I__________ home at 6.30. (leave)

10. Mary__________ her key two days ago. (lose)

4. Fill in the blank with a correct preposition. (10ms)

1. It looks__________ rain. [like – after – into – for]

2. __________all, I love music, I love Jazz. [in – at – above – over]

3. We go on the project day_________ day, week__________ week without change. [to, to-after, after-for, for-with, with]

4. I shall be ready__________ a moment. [for-in-with-on]

5. How would you know an Englishman__________ an American. [on-from-with-to]

6. Have you heard__________ the English poet J.Keats? [from-of-with-to]

7. They are not related__________ me. [with-to-for-into]

8. Why is she__________ such in a hurry? [at-with-by-in]

9. He is a man__________ action. [about-of-with-for]

10. The children are interested__________ reading. [at-with-to-in]

III. READING

1. Read the passage then choose the word (A, B, C, D) that best fits the blank. (8ms)

Everyone has (1)__________ of the Yeti, and its North America course Bigfoot, but since the last century there have been (2)__________ of the existence in Australian of another, less famous creature – the Yahoo. In 1912, a Sydney Newspaper (3)__________ an account by Charles Harper of a strange, large animal he observed (4)__________ the light of his campfire: ‘Its body, legs and arms were covered with long, brownish-red hair, but what (5)__________ me as most extraordinary was its shape, which was human in some ways, (6)__________ at the same time very different. The body was enormous, (7)__________ great strengthen. The arms were extremely long and very muscular.       

Harper continued: “All this observation (8)__________ a few minutes while the creature stood there, as if frightened by the firelight. After a few growls, and beating his breast, he set off, the first few meters upright, then on all four limbs through the low bushes’.

1. A. understood           B. known                     C. heard                    D. noticed  

2. A. statements            B. reports                    C. arguments             D. proofs

3. A. delivered              B. typed                      C. declared                D. printed

4. A. by                        B. at                            C. with                      D. under

5. A. marked                 B. struck                      C. touched                 D. knocked

6. A. even                     B. just                          C. still                       D. yet

7. A. announcing          B. pointing                  C. indication             D. describing

8. A. lasted                   B. covered                   C. involved               D. engaged

2. Fill in each blank with one appropriate word to make a meaning passage. (8ms)

THE GREATEST FIGURES OF THE LAST MILLENNIUM

At the end of the twentieth century, a lot of (1)_________ were written about the most important people of the last millennium. (2)_________ of one magazine were asked to choose  the greatest writer and the (3)_________ of people chose William Shakespeare. Christopher Columbus was voted the greatest (4)_________ of the millennium, (5)_________ his discovery of America changed the history of the world. The greatest artist (6)_________ said to be Leonardo da Vinci, who certainly (7)_________ the honor. Leonardo not only gave us one of the (8)_________ paintings man has ever produced – the Mona Lisa, but he also drew pictures of his inventions.    

3. Read the passage then choose the correct answer. (8ms)

When drawing human figures, children often make the head too large for the rest of the body. A recent study offers some insights into this common disproportion in children’s illustrations. As part of the study, researchers asked children between 4 and 7 years old to make several drawings of men. When they drew front views of male figures, the size of the heads was markedly enlarged. However, when the children drew rear views of men, the size of the heads was not so exaggerated. The researchers suggested that children drew bigger heads when they know they must leave room for facial details. Therefore, the odd head size in children’s illustrations is a form of planning ahead and not an indication of a poor sense of scale.

1. The main subject of the passage is_____________.

    A. what the results of an experiment revealed. 

    B. how children learn to draw.

    C. how researchers can gather data from works of art.        

    D. what can be done to correct a poor sense of scale.

2. It can be inferred that during the research project, the children drew____________.

    A. pictures of men from different angles  B. only the front view of men

    C. sketches of both men and women                 D. figures without facial expression

3. They word “they” in line 4 refers to____________.

    A. researchers              B. men                  C. illustrations               D. children

4. The word “markedly” in line 5 closest in meaning to____________.

    A. modestly                 B. noticeably        C. merely                       D. newly

5. The findings of the experiment described in the passage would probably be least interest to which of the following group?

    A. teachers of art to children                    B. commercial artists

    C. experts in children development                   D. parents of young children.

6. The word ‘odd’ in line 9 is closest in meaning to____________ .

    A. unusual                             B. huge                          C. average              D. expected

7. The word “scale” in line 10 is closest in meaning to____________.

    A. measurement          B. proportion                C. balance            D. property

8. The passage provides information to support which of the following conclusions?

    A. Children under the age of 7 do not generally have a good sense of scale.

    B. With training, young children can be taught to avoid disproportion in their art.

C. Children enlarge the size of the head because they think that it is the most important part of the body.

    D. Children plan ahead when they are drawing pictures.

4. Choose the correct word then change its form to fill in the blank. (10ms)

nature

disaster

agree

differ

scarce

improve

tradition

encourage

friend

solve

danger

Look into the crystal ball to see some problems facing the (0) natural world which could be (1)_________ for the human race. Most people are (2)_________ that it is time to make some important decisions about how to deal with these (3)_________ problems. Natural resources are (4)_________ than ever before. Food production is falling and, if there is no (5)_________ by the beginning of the next millennium, the world will be (6)_________ near to running out of supplies. It is now time to put (7)_________ differences to one side and  concentrate on giving all countries of the world real (8)_________ to work together in  an understanding and (9)_________ way to ensure that they do all they can to find a (10)_________ to our planet’s problems.

IV. WRITING

1. Complete the second sentence with the same meaning. (16ms)

1. Those students wished that they had studied harder for their final test.

    Those students regretted not__________________________________________________

2. If you missed the last courses, you can’t reply finish this test perfectly.

Unless___________________________________________________________________

3. Mary didn’t apply for the job in the library and regrets it now.

    Mary wishes______________________________________________________________

4. These boys find playing soccer after school exciting.

It’s______________________________________________________________________

5. Why don’t you meet me to discuss the pay order?

    I suggest__________________________________________________________________

6. Mrs. Brown is proud of her cooking.

    Mrs. Brown prides__________________________________________________________

7. When my brother arrived in Paris, he sent me some postcards.

On_______________________________________________________________________

8. He can’t be a policeman. I’ve never seen him wearing a uniform.

    If he______________________________________________________________________

  

 TEST 33

I. PHONETICS

1. Choose the word whose underlined part pronounced differently from that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. practise              B. recognise                   C. modernise                  D. surprise

    2. A. gather                B. grocery                      C. grow                          D. giant

    3. A. month                B. mouth                        C. cloth                          D. smooth

    4. A. deceive               B. friend                         C. chief                          D. received

    5. A. stand                 B. land                           C. expand                      D. handkerchief

2. Choose the word whose main stress pattern is not the same as that of the others. (5ms)

    1. A. December          B. November                 C. policeman                  D. evident

    2. A. ability                B. calculation                 C. important                  D. librarian

    3. A. popular             B. singular                     C. particular                  D. regular

    4. A. immense            B. address                      C. answer                       D. address

    5. A. company           B. comfortable               C. compulsory               D. necessary  

II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

1. Choose the best answers. (10ms)

1. Let’s have dinner, __________

    A. will he                     B. shall we                     C. won’t we                  D. shan’t we

2. We went by car but the children went__________ foot.

    A. on                           B. by                              C. to                             D. with

3. Buddhism is a(n) __________.

    A. group                      B. religion                      C. association               D. imagine

4. She went to the airport to see me off.

    A. look for me             B. meet me                     C. greet me                   D. say goodbye

5. She’s extremely well qualified__________ the job.

    A. in                            B. by                              C. for                            D. to

6. He is very capable__________ learning and understanding things.

    A. with                        B. of                               C. at                              D. about

7. Many designers took__________ from Vietnamese’s ethnic minorities.

    A. artificiality              B. inspiration                 C. fashion                     D. information

8. My father will have a__________ holiday next week. We will go to Da Lat.

    A. five days                 B. five-days                   C. five-day                    D. five day’s

9. Nowadays, more and more people are shopping on the__________.

    A. television                B. computer                   C. newspapers              D. internet

10. “Can you help me?” “__________”

    A. I’m sorry you can’t                                                                            B. No, it’s all right. I can manage.

    C. Not for me. Thank you.                                D. I’d rather you couldn’t.

2. Use the correct form of the word in bracket: (10ms)

1. The hurricane caused terrible__________ along the coast. (destroy)

2. I have ever worked for such a considerate__________ I think all the other__________ have the same opinion. (employ)

3. Without your__________ he would never have been able to do it. (courage)

4. I feel so__________ that I’m going to bed. (sleep)

5. The cost of__________  must be paid by the buyer. (carry)

6. I’m sure we can believe her. She’s usually very__________. (truth)

7. He is__________  of what he has done. (shame)

8. A successful business needs good__________ . (organise)

9. The ring was not at all valuable, in fact, it was almost__________. (worth)

10. You must realise that such__________ cannot be tolerated. (obey)

3. Use the correct tense or form of the verb. (10ms)

1. Neither John nor his friends__________ yet. (come)

2. We are tired of__________ the same work every day. (do)

3. It’s necessary__________ the previous lessons before school. (review)

4. At school every student__________ his best__________ with his classmate in talent. (try / compete)

5. Did she agree__________ camping with you? (go)

6. She advised her brothers__________ up smoking. (give)

7. We went for a walk after we finished__________ up our room. (clean)

8. The doctor made my sister__________ in bed until she felt better. (stay)

9. His trousers are worn, they need__________. (mend)

10. We enjoy__________ to some music in our free time. (listen)

4. Fill in the blank with a correct preposition. (10ms)

1. To be__________ debt is to be__________ danger. [in, out-out, of-in, in-on, on]

2. The sun was__________ the clouds. [after-in front of-behind-beside]

3. The man loaded his horse__________ a heavy bag. [by-for-to-with]

4. The judge condemned the killer__________ death. [to-at-by-with]

5. He introduced me__________ his parents. [with-for-to-by]

6. The tree has fallen__________  the railway line. [beside-across-into-down]

7. Dalat is famous__________ its natural beauty. [to-for-about-with]

8. The boy__________  books under his arms is a clever student. [of-with-for-about]

9. This street is named__________ one of our great heroes. [for-after-at-by]

10. You shouldn’t boast__________  our success__________  others. [in, to-with, for-about, to-of, for]

III. READING

1. Read the passage then choose the word (A, B, C, D) that best fits the blank. (8ms)

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Do you ever wish you were more optimistic, someone who always (1)__________ to be successful? Having someone around who always (2)__________ the worst isn’t really a lot of (3)__________ we all know someone who sees a single cloud on sunny day and says, 'It looks (4)__________ rain.' But if you catch yourself thinking such things, it's important to do something (5)__________ it.

You can change your view of life, (6)__________ to psychologist. It only takes a little (53)___, and you'll find life more rewarding as a (7)__________. Optimism, they say, is partly about self-respect and confidence but it's also a more positive way of looking at life and all it has to (8)__________. Optimists are more likely to start new projects and are generally more prepared to take risks. Upbringing is obviously very important in forming your attitude to the world.

1. A. counted              B. expected                    C. felt                             D. waited

2. A. worries              B. cares                          C. fears                          D. doubts

3. A. play                   B. enjoyment                 C. fun                             D. amusement

4. A. so                      B. to                               C. for                             D. like

5. A. with                   B. against                       C. about                         D. over

6. A. judging              B. according                   C. concerning                 D. following

7. A. result                 B. reason                       C. purpose                     D. product

8. A. supply               B. suggest                      C. offer                          D. propose

2. Fill in each blank with one appropriate word to make a meaning passage. (8ms)

“Let’s explore the cave,” Tom suggested. The others looked (1)_________ each other and nodded in agreement. They picked (2)_________ their peace and enter the cave. It was very dark inside and the boys switched their flashlight (3)_________ and shone them about. Ahead (4)_________ them stood the entrances to three more caves. The boys decided that they would go (5)_________ the one on the far right. After walking (6)_________ a few minutes, one of the pointed (7)_________ the ceiling of the cave. Then, without warning, they heard the thunderous flapping (8)_________ wings and felt great gusts of wind as giant bats flew past them.

3. Read the passage then choose the correct answer. (8ms)

FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON

Long ago a lot of people thought the moon was a God. Other people thought it was just alight in the sky. And others thought it was a big ball of cheese.

Then telescopes were made. And men saw that the moon was really another world. They wondered what it was like. They dreamed of going there.

On July 20, 1969, that dream came true .Two American men landed on the moon. Their names were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. The first thing the men found was that the moon is covered with dust. The dust is so thick that the men left footprints where they walked. Those were the first marks a living had ever made on the moon. And they could stay there for years and years. There is no wind or rain to wipe them off.

The two men walked on the moon for hours. They picked up rocks to bring back to the earth for study. They dug up dirt to bring back. They set up machines to find out things people wanted to know. Then they climbed back into their moon landing craft.

Next day the landing craft roared as the two men took off from the moon. They joined Michael Collins in the spaceship that waited for them above the moon. Then they had set up. And they were off on their long trip back to earth. Behind them they left the plains and high mountains of the moon. They left the machines they had set up. And they left footprints that may last forever.

1. The story tells___________.

    A. about the first men to walk on the moon.    B. how men found footprints on the moon.

    C. what the men brought back from their trip to the moon.

    D. who had left footprints on the moon before the two men landed there.

2. A telescope___________.

    A. makes balls of light seem brighter.               B. turns the moon into another world 
C. makes many of men’s dreams come true.    D. makes faraway things seem closer. 

3. The men brought rocks and dirt from the moon because___________.

    A. they wanted something to show they were there. 

    B. people wanted to use them to learn about the moon.

    C. they wanted to keep them as souvenirs.

    D. they might sell them to scientists.

4. The American machines will almost likely stay on the moon until___________.

    A. someone takes them away.       B. a storm covers them with dust

    C. rain and wind destroy them      D. they become rusty and break to pieces. 

5. The next people who go to the moon most likely could___________.

    A. Find that the machines have disappeared.  

    B. leave the first set of footprints on the moon.

    C. Find the places where Armstrong and Aldrin walked.

    D. find that dust has wiped off the two men’s footprints.

6. A. Sometimes there are heavy rains on the moon.

    B. Their footprints will be covered with dust.

    C. There were three people in the spaceship.

    D. The two men stayed on the moon for a few days. 

4. Read the passage and decide whether each of the following statements is True (T) or False (F). (4ms)

Singapore is an island city of about three million people. It’s a beautiful country with lots of parks and open spaces. It’s also a very clean city.

Most of the people live in high-rise flats in different parts of the island. The business district is very modern with lots of high new office buildings. Singapore also has some nice older sections. In Chinatown, there are rows of shop houses. The government buildings in Singapore are very beautiful. 

Singapore is famous for its shops and restaurants. There are many good shopping centers. Most of the goods are duty free. Singapore’s restaurants sell Chinese, India, Malay and Europe food, and the prices are quite reasonable.

                                                                                                                    T             F

1. There are three and a half million people in Singapore.                      ______   ______

2. People live in a small houses in different parts of island.                   ______   ______

3. There are rows of old short houses in Chinatown.                             ______   ______

4. The Government buildings have just been built.                                 ______   ______

IV. WRITING

1. Complete the second sentence with the same meaning. (16ms)

1. Why didn’t I take up his offer of a job?

    If only____________________________

2. If we can solve the problem soon, it will be better for all the concerned.

    The sooner__________

3. Mr. Lee finished his work more quickly than Mrs. Brown did.

    Mrs. Brown didn’t_______________________________________

4. I would prefer you to do your computer science by yourself.

    I would rather____________________________________________________________

5. Ms Lan didn’t get her new car until last Sunday.

    It was___________________________________________________________________

6. These students couldn’t answer those two difficult answers.

    Those two________________________________

7. “Is your mother cooking in the kitchen now?” Lan said to me.

    Lan asked__________________________

8. My friends were not able to finish their game of badminton because of a heavy shower.

    A heavy shower___________________________

9. I only understood very little of what my teacher said.

    I could hardly____________________________________________________________

10. My brothers wishes he could speak English fluently.

    It is_______________________________________

11. “I know the name of her husband,” John said to me.

    John told me______________________________

12. He isn’t present at the meeting, and I’m not either.

Neither_________________________________________________________




  

 

 

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