* Passage 1 :
The traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write, or the ability to
use language to read, write, listen, and speak. In modern contexts, the word refers to reading and writing at a
level adequate for communication, or at level that lets one understand and communicate ideas in a literate
society, so as to take part in that society. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) has drafted the following definition: " Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret,
create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.
Literacy involves continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or
her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society."
Policy makers also argue that literacy increases job opportunities and access to higher education. In
Kerala, India, for example, female and child mortality rates declined dramatically in the 1960s, when the girls
who were educated in the educational reforms after 1948 began to raise families. Recent researchers, however,
argue that correlations such as the one listed above may have more to do with the effects of schooling rather
than literacy in general. Regardless, the focus of educatioal systems worldwide include a basic concept around
communication through text and print, which is the foundation of most definitions of literacy.
Asian, Arab and Sub-Saraha African countries are regions with the lowest literacy rates at about 10% to
12%. East Asia and Latin America have illiteray rates in the 10 to 15% region while developed countries have
illiteray rates of a few percent. Within ethnically homogeneous regions, literay rates can vary widely from
region to region. This often coincides with the region's wealth or urbanization, though many factors play a
1. A literacy ________________ .
A. can read but does not know how to write.
B. cannot communicate with others in written language.
C. can communicate in written language.
D. cannot read any printed document.
2. Literacy _______________ .
A. helps one develop his or her knowledge and potential.
B. is used to refer an ability to listen and speak.
C. does not develop in modern society.
D. is a term which has just come into being in the modern time.
3. Thanks to _________, female and child mortality rates in Kerala declined dramatically in the 1960s.
A. job opportunities B. the educational reforms for girls
C. job access D. policy makers
4. The foundation of literacy is ___________ .
A. an educatioal systems B. a basic concept
C. correlations D. communication through text and print
5. The main cause of the variety of illiteracy rates is _________ .
A. wealth B. urbanization C. region D. religion
* Passage 2 :
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The Women's World Cup was originally the brainchild of the FIFA president Havelange. The first
tournament was hosted in China in 1991, with twelve teams sent to represent their countries. The 1995 FIFA
Women's World Cup was held in Sweden with twelve teams. Over 650,000 spectators attended the 1999 FIFA
Women's World Cup in the United States and nearly one billion viewers from seventy countries tuned in to
watch sixteen countries vie for the title.
In the 1999 edition, one of the most famous moments of the tournament was American defender Brandi
Chatain's victory celebration after scoring the Cup-winning penalty shot against Cina. She took off her T-shirt
and waved it over her head as men frequently do, showing her muscular torso. The 1999 final in the Rose
Bowl in Pasadena, California had an attendance of 90,185, a world record for a women's sporting event.
The 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cup were both held in the United States; in 2003 China was
supposed to host it but the tournament was moved because of SARS. As compensation, China retained its
automatic qualification to the 2003 tournament as host nation and was automatically chosen to host the 2007
Women's World Cup. The host country for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup will be delided by vote.
1. In the first Women's World Cup, there were _________ teams.
A. twelve B. sixteen C. seventeen D. twenty
2. How often does the Women's World Cup take place ?
A. Twice a decade B. Three times a decade
C. Every four years D. Every six years
3. Up to now, how many times has the Women's World Cup been hosted in the USA ?
A. Once B. Twice C. Three times D. Four times
4. Which is the sentence is NOT true ?
A. The first Women's World Cup was held in 1991.
B. There were twelve teams took part in the 1995 Women's World Cup.
C. The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup was held in Sweden.
D. The 2003 Women's World Cup was hosted in China.
5. The 2007 Women's World Cup will be hosted in ______ .
A. the USA B. Sweden C. German D. China
* Passage 3 :
Completing a marathon is considered very difficult, many coaches believe that it is possible for anyone
who is willing to put in the time and effort. Obviously, most participants do not run a marathon to win. More
inportant for most runners is their personal finish time and their placement within their specific age group and
gender. Another very important goal is to break certain time barries. For example, ambitious recreational first-
timers often try to run the marathon under 4 hours; more competitive runners will attempt to run under 3 hours.
Many runners then prefer to finish for example in 3:29:59, which makes them " sub-3:30h marathoners ",
instead of 3:30:01.
For most runners, the marathon is the longest run they have ever attempted. Many coaches believe that
the most important element in marathon training is the long run. Recreational runners commonly try to reach a
maximum of about 20 miles in their longest weekly run and about 40 miles a week in total when training for
the marathon. More experienced marathoners may run a longer distance. During marathon training, adequate
recovery time is crucial. If fatigue or pain is felt, it is recommended to take a break for a couple of days or
more to let the body heal. Overtraining is a condition that results from not getting enough rest to allow the
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body to recover from difficult training. It can actually result in a lower endurance and speed and place a runner
at a greater risk of injury.
1. Marathon completion is ______________ .
A. impossible B. easy C. not very difficult D. very difficult
2. One of the important goals in a marathon competition is __________ .
A. breaking time barries B. age
C. gender D. reaching the finish
3. In marathon training, the most important is ____________ .
A. the age B. the coaches' belief
C. the long run D. the recreation
4. If the marathon runner feels tired or has a pain, _________.
A. he should continue the training B. he should quit running forever
C. it is time for him to stop his training D. he should take a break for several days
5. Overtraining may lead to _________ .
A. good results B. long endurance C. injury D. recovery
* Passage 4 :
The world's population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred
over 40 years. The Census Bureau's lasted projections imply that population growth will continue into the 21st
century, although more slowly. The world's population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion
by 2042, an increase of 50 percent that will require 43 years.
The world's population growth rate rose from about 1.5 percent per year from 1950 to 1951 to a peak of
over 2 percent in the early 1960s due to reductions in mortality. Growth rates thereafter started to decline due
to rising age at marriage as well as increasing availability and use of effective contraceptive methods. Note that
changes in population growth have not always been steady. A dip in the growth rate from 1959 to 1960, for
instance, was due to the Great Leap Forward in China. During that time, both natural disasters and decreased
agricutural output in the wake of massive social reorganization caused China's death rate to rise sharply and
its fertility rate to fall by almost half.
1. How many people did the world's population increase between 1959 and 1999 ?
A. 3 billion B. 6 billion C. 40 million D 9 billion
2. Which sentence is true ?
A. The world's population dramatically decreasing.
B. Population growth in the 21th
century was more than that in the 20th
C. Population growth in the 20th
century was more than that in the 21th
D. In 1999, there are about 6 billion people all over the world.
3. The word " require " in line 4 means ________ .
A. spend B. demand C. pass D. take
4. The population growth rate decrease due to _________ .
A. reductionsin mortality B. early marriage
C. good health care D. the effective use of birth control methods.
5. In 1959 - 1960, the population growth in China ________ .
A. increased rapidly B. decreased C. was steady D. was unchangeable
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* Passage 5 :
The New Year is an event that happens when a cuture celebrates the end of one year and the begining
of the next year. Cultures that measure yearly calendars all have New Year celebrations.
Tet Nguyen Dan pronunciation, more commonly known by its shortened name Tet, is the most
important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is Vietnamese New Year which is based on the
Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The name Tet Nguyen Dan is Vietnamese for Feast of the First
Tet is celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year through exceptions arise due to the one-hour
time diference between Hanoi and Beijing. Tet shares many of the same customs of its Chinese counterpart. It
is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, around late January or early
February, until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tet by cooking special holiday foods,
decorating and cleaning the house. During Tet holiday, Vietnamsese visit their families, pagodas and temples,
forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. Tet traditionally marks the
coming of Spring, so Spring is sometimes used interchangeably with Tet in Vietnamese. Vietnamese people
usually return to their famillies during Tet. Some return to worship at the family altar or visit the graves of
their ancestors. Other return to where they grew up. Although Tet is a main holiday among all vietnamese,
each region and religion has its own customs.
1. Tet is a ________ holiday in Vietnam.
A. important B. lunisolar C. unpopular D. uncommon
2. Vietnamese New Year is based on __________ .
A. the Vietnamese calendar B. the Chinese calendar
C. Chinsese culture D. New Year celebrations
3. Tet is celebrated at least ____________ .
A. one day B. two days C. three days D. a fournight
4. Which is NOT done to prepare for Tet ?
A. cooking special holiday foods B. cleaning the house
C. decorating the house D. visiting relatives and friends
5. Tet __________________.
A. has the same customs throughout the country
B. has different customs, which are up to region and religion
C. is not celebrated throughout the country
D. ia at the end of Spring
* Passage 6 :
As Christmas evolved in the United States, new customs were adopted and many old ones were
reworked. The legend of Santa Claus, for example, had origins in Europe and was brought by Dutch settlers to
New York in the early 18th
century. Traditionally, Santa Claus - from the Dutch Sinter Klaas - was depicted as
a tall, dignified, religious figure riding a white horse through the air. Known as Saint Nicholas in Germany, he
was usually accompanied by Black Peter, an elf who punished disobedient children. In North America he
eventually developed into a fat, jolly old gentleman who had neither the religious attributes of Saint Nicholas
nor the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter.
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Santa's transformation began in 1823, when a New York newspaper published the poem " A Visit
from Saint Nicholas ", which Clemen Clark Moore had written to amuse his daughter. The poem introduced
many Amercians to the story of a kindly saint who flew over housestops in a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Portraits
and drawings of Santa Claus by American illustrator Thomas Nast further strengthened the legend during the
second half of the 19th
century. Living at the North Pole and assisted by elves, the modern Santa produced and
delivered toys to all good children. By the late 19th
century, he had become such a prominent figure of
American folklore that in 1897, when Virginia O'Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun newspaper asking if Santa
was real, she received a direct answer : " Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus ".
1. Who brought the legend of Santa Claus to the USA according to the passage ?
A. Sinter Klaas B. Saint Nicholas C. A German D. Dutch settlers
2. Who was Black Peter ?
A. An elf accompaning Saint Nicholas B. An elf who rode a white horse
C. One of the disobedient children D. A popular traditional figure
3. Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from ?
A. The North Pole B. Europe C. North America D. The City of New York
4. According to Clemen Clark Moore's poem
A. Santa Claus had nothing different in appeanrance from the traditional one.
B. Santa Claus had wings and could fly.
C. Santa Claus liked poetry.
D. Santa Claus was a kindly saint who flew over housestops in a sleigh.
5. Which of the following statements is true ?
A. Santa Claus was an imaginary old man created by artists based on traditional figure.
B. Living in the North Poly, Santa Claus visited children at Christmas.
C. Santa Claus was a real figure living in northern America.
D. Santa Claus was a story based on Saint Nicholas and Black Peter.
B. READ THE PASSAGE AND CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT BEST FITS EACH SPACE:
* Passage 1
Literacy is the starting point for women and girls to acquire new skills and greater independence. With
greater__ (1)__women and girls become aware of their own value. The gains from__(2)__education for
women and girls are main producers of food and handicrafts in the highland anh midland rural areas of
Vietnam. Women and girls are usually__(3)__also for the marketing of products and for many of the other
cooperative undertaking of the villages.The ---(4)---of their work particularly through the –(5)----of new ideas ,
depends to a large extent on the literacy skills attained by the women and girls involved.
1.A.confident B.confidences C.confidence D.confide
2.A.literacy B.illiteracy C.dependent D.dependence
3.A.possible B.reasonable C.impossible D.responsibility
4.A.successful B.suceed C.suceeding D.success
5.A.introduce B.introduced C.introduction D.introducing
* Passage 2
Sumo wrestling is a national sport in Japan. Every year there are six ----(1)---and millions of Japanese
watch them on T.V.A tournament is a ___(2)_______ of matches.
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Sumo is almost as old as the nation of Japan itself .Stories say that there was sumo wresthing over two
thousand years ago. History says that there national suno tournaments in the eighteen century
Often _____(3)_____ are thin and can move quickly. It is beautiful to watch them play. Howevr, sumo
wrerteer___(4)____from 100 to 160 kilos. One famous wrestler weighed195 kilos. Sumo wrestlers do not look
beautiful, and sumo wrestling is a very slow sport.
Sumo wrestlers ____(5)_____ training when they are boys.They exercise to make their bodies strong. They
also eat and eat and eat.
1.A. tournaments B. fights C. games D.meeting.
2. A. groups B.series C.number D.players
3.A.fighters B.partcipants C.athletes D.players
4. A.move B.change C.divide D.weigh
5.A.move B.set C.set off D.start
* Passage 3
Man cannot go on increasing numbers at the present rate .In the next 30 years, man will face a period of
cris.___(1)____ experts believe that there will be a widerpread food__(2)___. Other experts think this is too
pessimistic ,and that man can prevent things from getting worse than they are now .But____(3)____that two
thirds of the people in the world are undernouurished or starving now.
One thing that man can do is to limit __(4)____of babies bom.The need for this is obvious, but it is not eary
to achieve.People have to be persuaded to limit their families.In the country of the population___(5)_____,
many people like big families. The parents think that this bring a bigger income for the family and ensures
there will be someone in the family who will look after them in old age.
1.A.Any B.Some C.More D.All
2.A.need B.want C.absence D.shortage
3.A.to remember B.remember C.remembered D.remembering
4.A.a number B.the number C.an amount D.the amount
5.A.bursting B.raising C.explosion D.extension
* Passage 4
Wales has a population of about three million English is the main language and only twenty percent speak
both Welsh and English.Every year ______(1)______ August there is aWelsh speaking festival.It____(2___-
place in a different town each year so everyone has the change for it to be near them .Local people___-(3)____
years making plans for when the festival will be in their town.
Each festival is___(4)_____by about 160.000 people.They travel not only from nearby towns and villages
but also from the rest of the Bristish Isles and even from abroad.There are concerts, plays and ____(5)____to
find the best singers, poets, writers and so on. Shops sell Welsh music books, pictures and clothes as well as
food and drink. The festival provides a chance for Welsh-speaking people to be together for a whole week,
with the Welsh language all around them
1.A.on B.by C.in D.at
2.A.takes B.finds C.has D.makes
3.A.pass B.put C.spend D.do
4.A.arrived B.attended C.joined D.came
5.A.tests B.exams C.competitions D.races
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* Passage 5
For many young people sport is a popular part of school life and being in one of the school teams and
playing in matches is very important. If someone is in a team it means a lot of extra practice and
often_____(1)____a Saturday or Sunday away from home, as many matches are played then.
It can also ___(2)____travelling to other towns to play against other school teams and then staying on after
the match for a meal or drink. Sometimes parents, friends or other students will travel with the team to support
When a school team win a match it is the ____(4)_____school which feels proud, not only the players .It
can also mean that a school becomes well-known for being good at certain sports and pupils from that school
may end up playing for national and international teams so that the school has some really famous names
1 A.spend B.spending C.to spend D.spent
2 A.involve B.make C.cause D.force
3 A.personal B.individual C.private D.own
4 A.quite B.all C.whole D.most
5 A.to B.with C.for D.by
* Passage 6:
Fairtrade has help millions of people in the Third World. It has given them hope ____(1)____the future
.For example, producers have improved their lives and the quality of their crops, and many of them have
stopped ____(2)_____dangerous chemicals. Communities have used the social premium to make wells to
make clean water, and to build schools and hospitals. The story of Edgar and Blanca,who grow coffee and
vegtables in Costa Rica, is ____(3)_____. After many years of hard work they have built a bigger house and
their children have received an education “All I have ever done is work, work, work” says Edgar. “ I have
no_____(4)_____.” But now my chidren can choose_____(5)______ they want to do.
1.A.to B.for C.with D.about
2.A.using B.used C.to use D.useful
3.A.type B.typist C.typically D.typical
4.A.choice B.choose C.choosing D.chosen
5.A.that B.who C.what D.whom
Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made us of various forms of communication.
Generally, this expression of thoughts and feelings has been in the form of oral speech. When there is a
language barrier, communication accomplished through sign language in which motions stand for letters,
words, and ideas. Tourists, the deaf, and the mute have had to resort to this form of expression. Many of these
symbols of whole words are very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally; spelling, however,
Body language transmits ideas or thoughts by certain actions, either intentionally or unintentionally. A
wink can be a way of flirting or indicating that the party is only joking. A nod signifies approval, while
shaking the head indicates a negative reaction. Other forms of nonlinguistic language can be found in Braille
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( a system of raised dots read with the fingertips), signal flags, Morse code, and smoke signals. Road maps and
picture signs also guide, warn, and instruct people.
While verbalization is the most common form of language, other systems and techniques also express
human thoughts and feelings.
1. Which of the following best summarizes this passage ?
A. When language is a barrier , people will find other forms of communication.
B. Everybody uses only one form of communication.
C. Nonlinguistic language is invaluable to foreigners.
D. Although other forms of communication exist, verbalization is the fastest.
2. Which of the following statements is not true?
A. There are many forms of communication in existence today.
B. Verbalization is the most common form of communication.
C. The deaf and mute use an oral form of communication.
D. Ideas and thoughts can be transmitted by body language.
3. Which form other than oral speech would be most commonly used among blind people ?
A. picture signs B. Braille C. body language D. signal flags
4. How many different forms of communication are mentioned here ?
A. 5 B. 7 C. 9 D. 11
5. Sign language is said to be very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally except
A. spelling B. ideas C. whole words D. expressions
II, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE SINCE “DOI MOI”
The “ Doi Moi” policy has produced remarkable economic success. Macroeconomic and structural
reforms initiated in the late 1980s (1) ______ stabilized the economy and yielded high levels of income
growth. Not only has the economic decline of the 1980s been halted, but Vietnam has also become one of the
fastest growing economies in the world with widespread and visible improvements in living (2) ______ for the
large portion of the country’s population.
HIGH AND STABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
Despite the adverse impacts of the regional economic crisis that (3) ______ out in 1997, the country’s
GDP increased by an average of 7% per year during the 1994-2004 period. The growth (4) was 8,4 % in 2005.
The share of GDP by economic sectors has been changing (5) ______. As a proportion of the economy,
agriculture has (6) ______to 21.8% in 2004 from 40.8% in 1990. Industry (including construction) (7)
______up 40.1% of the economy, up from 22.8% in 1990 while the share of services increased slightly from
36.4% (8) ______ the same period. New services are (9) ______and expanding rapidly, such as insurance,
auditing, consultancy, business development services (10) ______technology transfer.
1 A. has B. have C. become D. get
2. A. costs B. levels C. standard D. scales
3. A. broke B. took C. acted D. came
4. A. rank B. amount C. number D. rate
5. A. well B. positively C. better D. brightly
6. A. climbed B. moved C. dropped D. been
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7. A. took B. made C. put D. look
8. A. during B. between C. at D. while
9. A. existing B. coming C. emerging D. showing
10. A. too B. as well C. also D. and
III, VOLUNTEERS ABROAD
More and more young people are (1)_______ voluntary work abroad. The wide variety of jobs and
destinations available is making it an increasingly attractive option for those who have just left school and
have a year free before university. Many choose to spend these twelve months (2)_______ in poor countries.
There they will earn little (3)_______ no money. But they will be doing something useful - and enjoying the
The work may (4)_______ of helping the local communities, for example by helping to build new road or
provide water supplies to isolated rural villages. Other projects may concentrate more on (5)_______ or
environmental protection. Whatever kind of job it is, it is certain to be challenging and worthwhile and an
experience that will never be forgotten.
1. A. doing B. getting C. making D. taking
2. A. worked B. work C. to work D. working
3. A. or B. with C. and D. but
4. A. involve B. contain C. consist D. include
5. A. conserving B. to conserve C. conservation D. conserve
IV, The habits of those who constantly play video games are very important to people working in video-game
industry. If video games are going to one of the most attractive features of future interactive systems, it is
essential for producers to know what types of games to make, how best to present such games on interactive
video, and how to ensure that such games maintain their fascination for people. Above all, it is vital to build up
detailed profiles of people who are addicted to video games.
Until recently, the chief market for video games has been boys aged eight to fifteen. The fascination for
interactive video games is seen in its purest form in this group. Video games appeal to some deep instinct in
boys who find it impossible to tear themselves from them. Schoolwork is ignored, health is damaged and even
eating habits are affected. Girls of the same age, however, are entirely different, demonstrating far greater
freedom from the hold of video games. Quite simply, they can take video games in their strike, being able to
play them when they want and then leave them alone.
1. Producers of video games are keen on __________.
A. finding the best ways of continuing to attract people
B. developing computer techniques in making such games
C. learning about drug to which people are addicted
D. designing ways
2. The people who are most attracted to video games are __________.
A. young adult women B. boys from eight to fifteen years old
C. girls between eight and fifteen D. supermarket assistants
3. __________have different attitude towards playing video games.
A. Adult men and women B. Boys and girls from eight to fifteen
C. Girls and boys above eight D. Girls and boys below eight
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4. The addiction to video games can be so powerful that it can __________.
A. separate boys from girls B. make people relaxing
C. destroy people’s instincts D. make people physically ill.
5. Compared with boys of the same age, girls are __________.
A. more intelligent than boys B. more addicted to video games
C. more concentrated on video games D. less affected by video games
Speech is one of the most important ways of communicating. It consists of far more than just
(1)_________noises. To talk or to (2)_________by other people, we have to master a language, that is, we
have to use combinations of sound that (3)_________for a particular object or idea. Communication
(4)_________impossible if everyone (5)_________up their own language.
1. A. makes B. make C. to make D. making
2. A. understanding B. understand C. be understood D. be understandable
3. A. to stand B. stand C. stands D. standing
4. A. is B. will be C. would be D. was
5. A. made B. makes C. make D. will make
VI, When you first apply for a job, you (1) ______not succeed in getting it. It’s always a good (2)______to ask
them to explain to you what prevented from beating the other candidates. Don’t complain about the situation,
but ask them to advise you (3)______what you can do better next time. Perhaps the interviewer disapproved of
or disagreed with something you said. Perhaps they just glanced at your application and saw something that
made it easy to choose between you and another candidate. Don’t regard it as a failure, but recognize it as a
chance to learn more. (4)______you don’t worry too much about it and continue to believe in yourself, you’ll
(5)______find the chance you’ve been waiting for. Then, your family and friends will be able to congratulate
you on your success!
1. A. might B. would C. won’t D. must
2. A. means B. opinion C. idea D. method
3. A. about B. of C. over D. in
4. A. As far as B. By far C. So far D. As long as
5. A. in the end B. lastly C. at last D. eventually
Higher education, also called tertiary, third stage or post secondary education, is the non-compulsory
educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education, such as a high school,
secondary school. Tertiary education is normally taken to include undergraduate and postgraduate education,
as well as vocational education and training. Colleges and universities are the main institutions that provide
tertiary institutions. Tertiary education generally results in the receipt of certificates, diplomas, or academic
Higher education includes teaching, research and social services activities of universities, and within the
realm of teaching, it includes both the undergraduate level and the graduate level. Higher education in that
country generally involves work towards a degree-level or foundation degree qualification. It is therefore very
important to national economies, both as a significant industry in its own right, and as a source of trained and
educated personnel for the rest of the economy.
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1. What is ‘tertiary education’?
A. Primary education B. higher education C. Secondary education D. children education
2. Where can we find tertiary education?
A. Colleges and high schools B. universities and institutes
C. Colleges and universities D. high schools and universities.
3. The word ‘degree’ in paragraph 1 refers to __________.
A. a unit for measuring angles B. a unit for measuring temperature
C. the qualification D. a level in a scale of how serious something is.
4. How many kinds does higher education have?
A. One B. two C. three D. four
5. _________is important to national economies.
A. Qualification B. Foundation C. Schooling D. Higher education
VIII…Never say anything negative about past experiences, employers, or courses or professors. Always think
of something positive about an experience and talk about that. You should also be __(1)__. If you are
genuinely interested __(2)__ the job, let the interviewer know that.
One of the best ways to show you are keen on a job is to demonstrate that you have researched the
organization prior to the interview. You can also __(3)__ interest by asking questions about the job, the
organization, and its service and products. The best way to impress an employer is to ask questions that build
your interview discussion. This shows you are interested and __(4)__ close attention to the interviewer. It is a
good idea to prepare a few questions in advance, but an insightful comment based on your conversation can
make an even stronger statement. At the __(5)__ of the interview, it is appropriate for you to ask when you
may expect to hear from the employer.
1. A. enthusiasm B. enthusiastic C. enthusiastically D. enthusiast
2. A. with B. for C. on D. in
3. A. appear B. conceal C. show D. cover
4. A. pay B. choose C. make D. spend
5. A. close B. final C. end D. finish
IX University Entrance Examination is very important to Vietnamese students. High school graduates have to
take it and get high results to be admitted to universities. The pressure on the candidates remains very high
despite the measures that have been taken to reduce the heat around these exams, since securing a place in a
state university is considered a major step towards a successful career for young people, especially those from
rural areas or disadvantaged families. In the year 2004, it was estimated that nearly 1 million Vietnamese
students took the University Entrance Examination, but on average only 1 out of 5 candidates succeeded.
Normally, candidates take 3 exam subjects, and each lasts 180 minutes for the fixed group of subjects they
choose. There are 4 fixed groups of subjects: Group A: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry; Group B:
Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology; Group C: Literature, History, and Geography; Group D: Literature,
Foreign Language, and Mathematics.
In addition to universities, there are community colleges, art and technology institutes, professional
secondary schools, and vocational schools which offer degrees or certificates from a-few-month to 2-year
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According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, there are currently 23 non-public
universities, accounting for 11% of the total number of universities. These non-public universities are currently
training 119,464 students or 11.7% of the total number of students. The government is planning to increase the
number of non-public universities to 30% by 2007.
1. University Entrance Examination in Vietnam is very _________.
A. interesting B. stressful C. free D. easy
2. The word those refers to _________.
A. exam subjects B. young people C. Universities D. examinations
3. In 2004, the proportion of the students who got success in University Entrance Examination was about
A. 5 B. 10 C. 20 D. 50
4. Which sentence refers to the University Entrance Examination in Vietnam?
A. Students find it easy to get success in the University Entrance Examination.
B. Maths is compulsory in the University Entrance Examination.
C. Students are not allowed to choose their exam subjects.
D. There are four fixed groups of exam subjects for students to choose.
5. According to the passage, _________.
A. the Vietnamese government will close all non-public universities by next year
B. the Vietnamese government does not appreciate non-public universities
C. the Vietnamese government encourages the establishment of non-public universities
D. Vietnamese students have no alternative to continue their higher study besides universities
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1. A. manure B. pasture C. adventure D. measure
2. A. supposed B. collected C. admired D. posed
3. A. quiet B. activity C. title D. quite
4. A. butter B. put C. sugar D. push
5. A. few B. new C. threw D. knew
6. A. pretty B. get C. send D. well
7. A. actually B. educate C. organism D. contaminate
8. A. commune B. momentary C. elaborate D. modesty
9. A. accurate B. customer C. computer D. exercise
10. A. contaminate B. supervisor C. investigate D. convenient
11. Henry will not be able to attend the meeting tonight because ____
A. he must to teach a class C. of he will teach a class
B. he will have teaching a class D. he will be teaching a class
12. We _____ for three hours and are very tired.
A. are walking B. have been walking C. were walking D. had been walking
13. Mary was sacked, ___ wasn't surprising.
A. that B. for that C. which D. for which
14. I don't suppose you like pineapples, __?
A. do ! B. do you C. don't I D. don't you
15. The severe drought ................... occurred last summer ruined the corn crop.
A. it B. that C. that it D. which it
16. I have always wanted to visit Paris,................... of France.
A. is the capital B. the capital C. which the capital is D. that is the capital
17. "Have you seen the place ................ the graduation ceremony will be held?"
"Yes. It's big enough to hold 5,000 people."
A. where B. in that C. is where that D. which
18. "How's your class this term?"
"Great. I have seventeen students, most of............. speak English very well."
A. who B. whom C. those D. which
19. The city _____ at one time prosperous, for it enjoyed a high level of civilization.
A. must have been B. can have been C. may have been D. was
20. We ______ out yesterday because it ______.
A. hadn't gone - was raining B. didn't go - rained
C. didn't go - was raining D. didn't go - had been raining
21. Let’s wait until the rain _____
A. stops B. will stop C. has stopped D. is stopping
22. Working for 12 hours a day _____ her very tired.
A. makes B. made C. make D. making
23. I am right, _____?
A. am not I B. don’t I C. aren’t I D. am I
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24. I don’t like hunting. - _____
A. Either do I B. I do, too C. Neither do I D. I don’t neither
25. ___ my hat of the peg, I went out of the room.
A. Take B. Taking C. Taken D.Took
26. ____with the size of the whole earth, the highest mountains do not seem high at all.
A If you compare B. Compare them C. When compared D. A comparison
27. I'd preferto stay at home tonight____ to the cinema
A. rather than go B. rather than would go
C. rather than will go D. rather than went
28. Near the park is a famous landmark____ the Unification Palace.
A. is B. which call C. called D. it is called
29. "Do you mind if I smoke?"
A. I'd not ather you do B. I'd rather you won't
C. I'd rather you don't D. I'd rather you didn't
30. I remember _____ them somewhere in the city.
A. to see B. saw C. seen D. seeing
31. It seems that the world record for this event is almost impossible to ____
A. meet B. beat C. compare D. balance
32. My younger sister is very _____ and so she loves going out but I am much quieter and prefer to stay at
A. enjoyable B. lively C. pleasing D. funny
33. The _____ were told to fasten their scat belts as the plane began its descent.
A. customers B. riders C. passengers D. flyers
34. You don't pronounce _____"S" at the end of Arkansas or Illinois.
A. an B. such C. that D. the
34. All Mike's friends felt sorry _____ him when he had to give up playing football.
A. with • B. about C. for D. at
36. I can _____ with most things but I cannot stand noisy children.
A. put up B. put on C. put aside D. put off
37. The new secretary in the sales department is a fast typist but her letters are full of spelling _____
A. errors B. mistakes C. tricks D. faults
38. It is ________ to wear jeans at a funeral.
A. ridicule B. ridiculed C. ridiculous D. ridiculing
39. Mr. Jones is a__________ teacher.
A. devote B. devoted C. devoting D. devotion
40. It is necessary for students to listen to their teacher ______.
A. attentive B. attentively C. attention D attend
41. The doctor will not give the patient the test results ___ tomorrow.
A. on B. from C. until D. at
42. Have you read this article ___ our competitor?
A. over . B. for C. by D. about
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43. Some snakes lay eggs, but _____ give birth to live offspring.
A. other B. the other C. others D. the others
44. My father sometimes _____ the washing up after dinner.
A. washes B. takes C. makes D. does
45. Your car is _____ more expensive than mine.
A. many B. much C. far D. b and c
46. We need to___the language in this report.
A. simplify B. simply C. simple D. simplicity
47. In my opinion, her leaving eariy was a very___thing to do.
A. children B. childishly C. childish D. child
48. We could call the TV stations and___the opening of our new store.
A. publicity B. publicize C. public D. publish
49. I like my work because I have the ___ to make my own decision.
A. freed B. freedom C. freely D. free
50. Our company believes it is the best___ to handle the account
A. organizing B. organizational C. organization D. disorganization
51. The Best Invention___________ this year was given to Jason Meyers.
A. Reward B. Brand C. Factor D. Award
52. On Christmas Eve, the___________ family gathers for dinner, usually at my grandmother's house.
A. mere B. entire C. total D. complete
53. When the first Chinese restaurants opened in Greece, it was very difficult to get fresh........of Chinese
A. provisions B. materials C. supplies D.
54. I find mending old socks incredibly........ that's why I always ask my mother to do it for me.
A. hilarious B. tedious C. furious D.
55. Megan solved her computer problem quite___________ she happened to mention it to a friend who had
had the same problem and told her what to do.
A. occasionally B. clumsily C. accidentally D.
56. Bill Gates is probably the best known and most successful___________ in computer software.
A. pioneer B. navigator C. generator D. volunteer
57. My mother often___________ our mistakes, whereas my father is very strict and punishes us for even the
A. passes B. neglects C. avoids D. overlooks
58. When I joined the army, I found it difficult to___________ out orders from my superiors, but I soon got
used to ___________ it.
A. call B. carry C. miss D. take
59. After nine months without any rain, the country was facing one of the worst______in the last fifty years.
A. draughts B. floods C. eruptions D. droughts
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60. You should _______ more attention to what your teacher explains.
A. make B. get C. set D. pay
61. She ___________ on her computer for more than two hours when she decided to stop for a rest.
A. has worked B. has been working C. was working D. had been
62. It’s nice I am now in London again. This is the second time I ___________ there.
A. will be B. would be C. was D. have been
63. I ___________ my Mum by cooking dinner for her.
A. cheered up B. looked up C. waited for D. felt like
64. “If we can’t afford a car, we’ll just have to ___________ one.”
A. do with B. put up with C. do without D. catch up
65. …………………………..has she behaved like that before.
A. Only by B. When C. For D. Never
66. A good essay must ___________ contain enough interesting ideas and specific exam but also have good
A. in addition B. either C. not only D. as well
67. “You should stop working too hard ___________ you’ll get sick. ”
A. or else B. if C. in case D. whereas
68. Although he was ___________, he agreed to play tennis with me.
A. exhaustion B. exhausted C. exhausting D. exhaustive
69. In order to avoid boredom, the most important thing is to keep on ___________
A. occupation B. occupied C. occupant D.
70. He carried a(n) ___________ driving license.
A. artificial B. unfaithful C. untrue D. false
71. I’m going to bed early tonight. I’m too tired; I can’t watch movie on TV. - ____ can I.
A. Either B. Not C. So D. Neither
72. I left it ____ on the table ____ in the drawer.
A. either – nor B. neither – or C. either – or D. either –
73. ____ the radio ____ the television works properly.
A. Neither – nor B. Neither – or C. Either – nor D. Not – nor
74. He ____ could not come ____ did not want to.
A. either – or B. neither – or C. either – nor D. nor – nor
75. The hotel is neither spacious ____.
A. or comfortable B. nor comfortable C. or comfort D. nor comfort
76. Not ____ did she refuse to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.
A. even B. only C. at all D. always
He neither drank ____ smoked so he had good health.
A. nor B. or C. but D. also
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77. Neither the TV nor the video sets ____ properly.
A. works B. work C. has worked D. is working
78. Now women work both before ____ after having their children.
A. or B. also C. nor D. and
79. It is the event ____ a lot.
A. has been talked about B. that has been talked about
C. Has talked about D. that has talked about
80. She ____ hard but also gets on well with her classmates.
A. doesn’t only study B. studies not only
C. not only studies D. not studies only
81. Either you leave now ____!
A. I will also call the police B. but I will call the police
C. or will I call the police D. or I will call the police
82. Not only John but also his two brothers ____ football as their recreation every weekend.
A. play B. plays C. were playing D. has played
83. I left it ____ on the table ____ in the drawer.
A. either – nor B. neither – or C. either – or D. either – either
84. Not only John but also his two brothers ____ football as their recreation every weekend.
A. play B. plays C. were playing D. has played
85. It is the library ____.
A. that often I borrow books from B. which I often borrow books from
C. where I often borrow books from D. from that I often borrow books
86. ____ Julia ____ her sister are going to the party.
A. Both - and B. Neither - nor C. Either - or D. Not only – but also
87. It was the electric guitar ____ was bought by my uncle.
A. that B. whom C. it D. who
88. The students weren’t able to finish the test quickly.
A. I was either. B. Neither was I. C. Neither did I either. D. Neither was I able.
89. I am not ready for the next exercise!
A. Neither will I! B. Neither do I! C. I do either! D. Neither am I!
90. I am not a smart student.
I won’t either. B. I don’t either. C. I am not either. D. I can’t either.
91. She shouldn’t study more!
Neither will B. I! Neither shall I! C. Neither should I! D. I couldn’t either!
92. Lucard doesn’t comes from Italy.
I am not either. B. Neither don’t I. C. Neither do I. D. Neither am I.
93. I don’t drive a Honda.
A. I am not either. B. Neither am I. C. Neither do I. D. Neither is mine.
94. I won’t go tonight.
A. Neither will I. B. I can’t either. C. I am either. D. I would not.
95. Jacques doesn’t go to school to study English.
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A. I am either. B. Neither am I. C. Neither can I. D. I don’t either.
96. Erika won’t watch the news on TV tonight.
A. I didn’t either. B. Neither did I. C. Neither will I. D. Neither would I.
97. They won’t buy a new car.
A. I might either. B. Neither will I. C. I must either. D. And I might not.
98. Stan isn’t at work right now.
A. Neither will I. B. Neither am I. C. Neither should I. D. Neither do I.
99. Kathy doesn’t like cats!
A. I don’t either! B. Neither am I! C. I am not either! D. And I am either!
100. I don’t go to work every day.
A. Neither do I. B. Do I either. C. Neither am I. D. I am not either.
101. Phillip can’t type well.
A. I will either. B. Neither could I. C. I could either. D. I can’t either.
102. I don’t need to go to work.
A. I don’t work either. B. Neither need I.
C. I wasn’t either. D. I don’t either.
103. He doesn’t need to study.
A. I don’t need either. B. Neither do I.
C. I should either. D. Neither need I.
104. She doesn’t wish to stop smoking.
A. I wasn’t either. B. Neither am I. C. Neither wish I. D. Neither do I.
105. Margaret couldn’t go.
A. I wouldn’t either. B. I shouldn’t either.
C. I could either. D. Neither could I.
106. Maria shouldn’t do her homework now.
A. I am not either. B. I shouldn’t either. C. Shouldn’t I either. D. Neither do I.
107. I am not writing a letter to a friend.
A. I can’t either. B. Neither do I. C. I don’t either. D. I am not either
108. Are there any interesting ____in the paper ?
A. new B. news C. pieces of news D. piece of news
109. The child was told to eat all his vegetables or ___he would get no ice cream .
A. else B. in case C. in fact D. instead
110. His ___ of the school regulations really can’t be ignored any longer.
A. carelessness B. inattention C. unfamiliarity D. disregard
The computer age is producing an army of robots - machines that are directed by electronic brains and
which replace human labor in industrial operations. Many are artificial arms which reach into areas man enters
only at his peril, such as the inside of a nuclear reactor.
Already in 1980 there were over 8000 such robots working in industrial plants throughout the world,
the big changeover to the robot, however, is likely to come only when their costs go down while workers'
wages continue to rise.
111. Sentence 1 indicates that robots are used mainly
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A. to fight wars. B. to operate computers
C. to take the place of human workers. D. to direct electronic brains .
112. An observer today is most likely to sec robots in operation in
A. modern factories. B. military battles.
C. business offices. ' D. scientific laboratories.
113. The article makes clear that a very valuable use of many robots is to
A. act as a teacher to human beings. B. do tasks extremely .dangerous for humans to do.
C. aid doctors in medical operations. D. replace the human brain in producing computers
114. Which one of the following statements about the last sentence in the passage is certainty true?
A. Robots are becoming cheaper all the time.
B. The cost of a human worker is higher than that of the average robot.
C. Robots are becoming more expensive all the time.
D. The cost of the average robot is higher than that of a human worker.
115. The writer indicates that the widespread replacement of human labor by industrial robots.
A. has already begun worldwide.
B. is starting especially in the developing nations.
C. is being delayed mainly for economic reasons.
D. will not take place before the end of this century.
It is said that mathematics is the base of all other sciences, and that arithmetic, the science of numbers, is
the base of mathematics. Numbers consist of whole numbers (integers) that are formed by the digits 0, 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and by the combinations of them. For example, 247 — two hundred and forty seven — is a
number formed by three digits. Parts of numbers smaller than 1 are sometimes expressed in terms of fraction,
but in scientific usage they are given as decimals. This is because it is easier to perform the various
mathematical operations if decimals are used instead of fractions. The main operations are: to add, subtract,
multiply and divide; to square, cube, or raise to any other power; to take a square, cube, or any other root, and
to find a ratio or proportion between pairs of numbers or a series of numbers. Thus, the decimal, or ten-scale,
system is used for scientific purposes throughout the world, even in countries whose national systems of
weights and measurements are based upon other scales. The other scale in general use nowadays is the binary,
or two-scale, in which numbers are expressed by combinations of only two digits, 0 and 1. Thus, in the binary
scale, 2 is expressed as 010, 3 is given as Oh, 4 is represented as 100, etc. This scale is perfectly adapted to the
“off-on” pulse of electricity, so it is widely used in electronic computers. Because of its simplicity it is often
called “the lazy schoolboy’s dream.”!
116. The main topic of the text is about _____
A. numbers B. mathematics C. arithmetic D. binary
117. Numbers which are smaller than integers are scientifically shown as ___
A. digits B. scales C. cubes D. decimals
118. According to the passage, mathematical operations include:
A. to add, subtract, multiply and divide
B. to square, cube, or raise to any other power
C. to take a square, cube, or any other root, and to find a ratio
or proportion between pairs of numbers or a series of numbers
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D. All are correct
119. The binary is a system _____
A. in which mathematics is the base of all other sciences
B. in which numbers are expressed by combinations of only two digits, O and 1
C. in which whole numbers are formed by the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8 and 9
and by the combinations of them
D. that every lazy schoolboy uses
120 What can be referred from the phrase “the lazy schoolboy’s dream”?
A. Electronic computers make mathematic operations easier for schoolboys.
B. Lazy schoolboys dream of having an electronic computers.
C. Using electronic computers make schoolboys lazy and sleepy.
D. All are correct
People appear to be born to compute. The numerical skills of children develop so early and so inexorably that
it is easy to imagine an internal clock of mathematical maturity guiding their growth. Not long after learning to
walk and talk, they can set the table with impressive accuracy — one place, one knife, one spoon, one fork,
.for each of the five chairs. Soon they are capable of noting that they have placed five knives, spoons, and
forks on the table, a bit later, that this amounts to fifteen pieces of silverware. Having thus mastered addition,
they move onto subtraction. It seems almost reasonable to expect that if a child were secluded on a desert
island at birth and retrieved seven years later, he or she could enter a second-grade mathematic class without
any serious problems of intellectual adjustment.
Of course, the truth is not so simple. This century, the work of cognitive psychologists has illuminated
the subtle forms of daily learning on which intellectual progress depends. Children were observed as they
slowly grasped — or as the case might be, bumped into — concepts that adults take for granted, as they
refused, for instance, to concede that quantity is unchanged as water is poured from a short stout glass into a
tall thin one. Psychologists have since demonstrated that young children, asked to count the pencils in a pile,
readily report the number of blue or red pencils, but must be coaxed into finding the total. Such studies have
suggested that the rudiments of mathematics are mastered gradually, and with effort. They have also suggested
that the very concept of abstract numbers is itself far from innate.
126. What is the main idea of the text?
A. Trends in teaching mathematics to children.
B. The use of mathematics in child psychology.
C. The development of mathematical ability in children.
D. The fundamental concepts of mathematics that children must learn.
127. It can be inferred from the text that children normally learn simple counting ________
A. soon after they learn to talk
B. by looking at the. clock
C. when they begin to be mathematically mature
D. after they reach second grade in school
128. The author implies that most small children believe that the quantity of water changes
when it is transferred to a container of a different ________.
A. color B. quality C. weight D. shape
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129. According to the text, when small children were asked to count a pile of red and blue
pencils, they _________.
A. counted the number of pencils of each color
B. guessed the total number of pencils
C. counted only the pencils of their favorite color
D. subtracted the number of red pencils from the number of blue pencils
130. With which of the following statements would the author be least likely to agree?
A. Children naturally and easily learn mathematics.
B. Children learn to add before they learn to subtract.
C. Most people follow the same pattern of mathematical development.
D. Mathematical development is subtle and gradual.
131. Mr. Pike gets old so he often feels tired. This sentence means: ______.
A. When Mr. Pike gets old, he will feel tired.
B. Although Mr Pike gets old, he often feels tired.
C. The older Mr. Pike gets, the more often he feels tired.
D. Mr Pike likes to get old so that he often feels tired.
132. I suggest turning off the air-conditioner. This sentence means: ______.
A. Do you mind if I turn off the air- conditioner?
B. Do you have someone turn off the air-conditioner?
C. Do you have the air-conditioner turn off?
D. Do you delay turning off the air-conditioner?
133. How long haven't you seen Peter? This sentence means: ______.
A. When are you going to see Peter?
B. When will you and Peter see each other again?
C. When did you last see Peter?
D. When haven’t you seen Peter?
134. Although she was very old, she looked very grateful.
A. Despite she was very old, she looked very grateful.
B. Despite her old age, she looked very grateful.
C. In spite of very old, she looked very grateful.
D. In spite her being old, she looked very grateful.
135. My workmates find fault with everything I do. This sentence means: ______.
A. Whatever I do, my workmates will find fault with me.
B. Whatever everything I do, my workmates will find fault with me.
C. Everything I do, my workmates will find fault with me.
D. I do everything though my workmates will find fault with me.
136. The doctor recommended ___.
A. my father that to eat more fish and not to drink wine
B. my father that eating more fish and no drinking wine
C. that my father eat more fish and not drink wine
D. that my father eating more fish and no drinking wine
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137. It's impossible to cross the road because of the traffic.
A. The traffic makes people be impossible to cross the road.
B. The traffic makes everyone impossible to cross the road.
C. The traffic makes it impossible to cross the road.
D. The traffic makes it be impossible to cross the road.
138. I would prefer you not to smoke in here.
A. I'd rather you didn't smoke in here. B. I'd rather you shouldn't smoke in here.
C. I'd rather you not to smoke in here. D. I'd rather you don't smoke in here.
139. Having been served lunch, _____
A. the problem was discussed by the members of the committee.
B. it was discussed by the committee members the problem
C. the committee members discussed the problem.
D. a discussion of the problem was made by the members of the committee.
140. The chairman requested that _____ .
A. the members studied more carefully the problem
B. the members study the problem more carefully
C. with more carefulness the problem could be studied
D. the problem was more carefulnessly studied
141 Reading several books on that subject, Bill considered himself an expert.
142. Ralph wishes that he went to the bank this morning before he went to work.
143. The company did not want to hire a man that his experiment was so limited.
144. Mrs. Alien was concerned about me having to drive so far every day.
145. They who arrive early will get the best selection of seats.
146. “I was not there at the time.” Which sentence express the same idea as the above?
A. He denied that there at the time. B. He denied being there at the time.
C. He denied not being thgere there at the time. D. he denied that he wasn’t there at the time.
147. “Where are you spending your holidays?” Janet asked us.
A. Janet asked us that where we were spending our holidays.
B. Janet asked us where were we spending our holidays
C. Janet asked us where you were spending your holidays
D. Janet asked us where we were spending our holidays
148. I usually drive to work, but today I go by bus.
A. Although I can drive to work, I go by bus today. B. Although I can go by bus, I drive to work today.
C. Instead of driving to work, I go by bus today. D. Instead of going by bus , I drive to work today.
149. The police started investigating the case a week ago.
A. The police have investigated the case for a week. B. The police has investigated the case for a week.
C. The police have investigated the case since a week. D The police has investigated the case for a week.
150. Immediately, after his arrival, things went wrong.
A. When he was arriving, things went wrong B. Because he arrived, things still went wrong
C. No longer did he arrive, but things still went wrong D. No sooner had he arrived that things went wrong
151. The train should be here any minute now.
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A. We are expecting the train to arrive soon. B. We are surprised that the train has not arrived yet.
C. We know that the train is on time. D. We know that the train is rarely late.
152. The meeting was put off because of pressure of time.
A. people wanted to get away, so tye meeting began early.
B. there was not enough time to hold the meeting.
C. the meeting is planned to start in a short time.
D. the meeting lasted much longer than usual.
153. All right, Jenny, you may pay for the coffee if you insist.
A. it’s Jenny duty to pay for the coffee. B. Jenny would pay if she had enough money.
C. Jenny is being asked to pay for the coffee. D. Jenny wants to pay for the coffee.
154. He kept it only because nobody else had wanted it.
A. He would have kept it if nobody else had wanted it
B. He would have kept it if anybody else wanted it
C. He wouldn’t have kept it if anybody else wanted it
D. He wouldn’t have kept it if anybody else had wanted it.
155. The woman was too weak to lift the basket.
A. She was so weak that she couldn’t lift the basket
B. The woman shouldn’t have lift the basket because she was so weak.
C. Although she was very weak, she could lift the basket
D. The woman lift the basket, so she wasn’t very weak.
156. Gone with the Wind written after Magaret Mitchell quit her job as a reporter because of an ankle injury.
157. Fertilize farmland is one of the biggest natural resources in the Central States.
158.There are many different ways of comparing the economy of one nation with those of another.
159. Drug addition has resulted of many destroyed careers and expulsions from school or college.
160. They could afford to pay only $40,000 for a new home, and they were quite dismayed to
learn that there were no one availlable in that price range.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced
differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
A. shown B. flown C. grown D. crown
A. complexion B. examination C. exaggerate D. exhibit
A. accountant B. amount C. founding D. country
A. missed B. laughed C. stopped D. closed
A. criteria B. initiate C. certificate D. interactive
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
Question 6: He is doing very badly but he tries to ____________appearances.
A. hold on B. stick to C. keep up D. make out
Question 7: I regret going to the cinema. I wish I ____________.
A. didn't go there B. haven't gone there C. hadn't gone there D. would not go there
Question 8: Today's weather will be a _______of yesterday.
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A. continuing B. continuation C. continuity D. continual
Question 9: The children had been _______ of the danger, but had taken no notice.
A. warned B. explained C. shown D. prevented
Question 10: Our country has large areas of _______beauty.
A. unharmed B. undamaged C. unspoilt D. uninjured
Question 11: Scientists and engineers have invented devices to remove _______from industrial wastes.
A. pollutions B. pollute C. polluting D. pollutants
Question 12: The _______polluted atmosphere in some industrial regions is called "smog".
A. much B. largely C. fully D. heavily
Question 13: Too many factories dispose _______their waste by pumping it into rivers and the sea.
A. out B. of C. away D. off
Question 14: He was so mean that he could not bear to_ ______the smallest sum of money for the charity
A. part with B. pay off C. give in D. let out
Question 15: -Teacher: "Jon, you've written a much better essay this time."
- Jon: " _______"
A. Writing? Why? B. Thank you. It's really encouraging.
C. You're welcome. D. What did you say? I'm so shy.
Question 16: The _______north we go, the less likely we are to meet high temperatures.
A. far B. furthest C. farther D. farthest
Question 17: Unlike the other Asian states, Singapore has ______ _ raw materials.
A. hardly any B. any hardly C. hardly no D. hardly some
Question 18: Although the patient's condition is serious, she seems to be out of_ ______.
A. place B. control C. danger D. order
Question 19: "ATM" stands for_.
A. automatic talking machine B. automation telling mate
C. automobile teller mate D. automated teller machine
Question 20: -"Do you feel like going to the stadium this afternoon?"
- “ ______ ______”
A. I don't agree. I'm afraid. B. I feel very bored.
C. You're welcomed. D. That would be great.
Question 21: -"I don't think I can do this."
- “ ___________”
A. Oh, come on! Give it a try! B. Yeah. It's not easy.
C. No, I hope not. D. Sure, no way!
Question 22: If you want your children to play football well, you need to find a good _______.
A. supervisor B. teacher C. coach D. captain
Question 23: "Don't count your chickens _______they are hatched."
A. after B. since C. while D. before
Question 24: - Cindy: "Your hairstyle is terrific, Mary!"
- Mary:" _______".
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A. Yes, all right. B. Thanks, Cindy. I had it done yesterday.
C. Never mention it. D. Thanks, but I'm afraid.
Question 25: The sports event was _______and successfully organized.
A. good preparation B. good job C. well-done D. well-prepared
Question 26: - "Make yourself at home."
A. Not at all. Don't mention it. B. Thanks. Same to you.
C. That's very nice. Thank you. D. Yes, can I help you?
Question 27: The country won't be _______for re-election as non-permanent member of the UN Security
A. suitable B. eligible C. rightful D. legal
Question 28: Michael could hardly wait to _______his new motorbike.
A. sit down B. turn back C. try out D. put on
Question 29: The child who was caught ______ was made to stand in the corner of the classroom.
A. behaving B. misbehave C. misbehavior D. misbehaving
Question 30: ______ the country joined the WTO, it has made big economic achievements.
A. After B. Since C. When D. As soon as
Question 31: They are conducting a wide ______ _ of surveys throughout Vietnam.
A. collection B. range C. selection D. group
Question 32: Thanks to the invention of labor-saving _______, domestic chores are no longer a burden.
A. devices B. things C. equipment D. furniture
Question 33: Only 65 per cent of people voted in the local election; the rest were completely ________.
A. uninterested B. disinterested C. uninteresting D. interested
Question 34: Slang can be defined as a set of codes used in ______ language.
A. informal B. unfamiliar C. informative D. uneducated
Question 35: The widespread use of pesticides and herbicides has led to the _______of groundwater in many
parts of the world.
A. corruption B. infection C. poison D. contamination
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer for each of the blanks from 36 to 45.
Many parents believe that they should begin to teach their children to read when they are (36)_more than
toddlers. This is fine if the child shows a real interest but forcing a child could be counter-productive if she
isn't ready. Wise parents will have a (37)_attitude and take the lead from their child. What they should provide
is a selection of (38)_toys, books and other activities. Nowadays there is plenty of good (39)_available for
young children, and of course, seeing plenty of books in use about the house will also (40)_them to read.
Of course, books are no longer the only source of stories and information. There is also a huge range of videos,
which can reinforce and extend the pleasure a child finds in a book and are (41)_valuable in helping to
increase vocabulary and concentration. Television gets a bad review as far as children are concerned, mainly
because too many spend too much time watching programmes not intended for their age (42)_. Too many
television programmes induce an incurious, uncritical attitude that is going to make learning much more
difficult. However, (43)_ viewing of programmes designed for young children can be useful. Just as adults
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enjoy reading a book after seeing it serialised on television, so children will pounce on books which (44)_their
favourite television characters, and videos can add a new (45)_to a story known from a book.
Question 36: A. scarcely B. rarely C. slightly D. really
Question 37: A. cheerful B. contented C. relaxed D. hopeful
Question 38: A. bright B. thrilling C. energetic D. stimulating
Question 39: A. material B. sense C. produce D. amusement
Question 40: A. provoke B. encourage C. provide D. attract
Question 41: A. properly B. worthily C. perfectly D. equally
Question 42: A. set B. band C. group D. limit
Question 43: A. cautious B. choice C. approved D. discriminating
Question 44: A. illustrate B. extend C. feature D. possess
Question 45: A. revival B. dimension C. option D. existence
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 46 to 55.
Herman Melville, an American author best known today for his novel Moby Dick, was actually more popular
during his lifetime for some of his other works. He traveled extensively and used the knowledge gained during
his travels as the basis for his early novels. In 1837, at the age of eighteen, Melville signed as a cabin boy on a
merchant ship that was to sail from his Massachusetts home to Liverpool, England. His experiences on this trip
served as a basis for the novel Redburn (1849). In 1841, Melville set out on a whaling ship headed for the
South Seas. After jumping ship in Tahiti, he wandered around the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. This South
Sea island sojourn was a backdrop to the novel Omoo (1847). After three years away from home, Melville
joined up with a U.S. naval frigate that was returning to the eastern United States around Cape Horn. The
novel White Jacket (1850) describes this lengthy voyage as a navy seaman.
With the publication of these early adventure novels, Melville developed a strong and loyal following among
readers eager for his tales of exotic places and situations. However, in 1851, with the publication of Moby
Dick, Melville's popularity started to diminish. Moby Dick, on one level the saga of the hunt for the great white
whale, was also a heavily symbolic allegory of the heroic struggle of humanity against the universe. The public
was not ready for Melville's literary metamorphosis from romantic adventure to philosophical symbolism. It is
ironic that the novel that served to diminish Melville's popularity during his lifetime is the one for which he is
best known today.
Question 46: The main subject of the passage is ____________.
A. Melville's travels B. the popularity of Melville's novels
C. Melville's personal background D. Moby Dick
Question 47: According to the passage, Melville's early novels were ____________.
A. published while he was traveling B. completely fictional
C. all about his work on whaling ships D. based on his travel experience
Question 48: In what year did Melville's book about his experiences as a cabin boy appear?
A. 1837 B. 1841 C. 1847 D. 1849
Question 49: The word "basis" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ______
A. background B. message C. bottom D. dissertation
Question 50: The passage implies that Melville stayed in Tahiti because ______
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A. he had unofficially left his ship B. he was on leave while his ship was in port
C. he had finished his term of duty D. he had received permission to take a vacation in Tahiti
Question 51: A "frigate" in paragraph 1 is probably_ ___________.
A. an office B. a ship C. a troop D. a fishing boat
Question 52: How did the publication of Moby Dick affect Melville's popularity?
A. His popularity increased immediately. B. It had no effect on his popularity.
C. It caused his popularity to decrease. D. His popularity remained as strong as ever.
Question 53: According to the passage, Moby Dick is _______.
A. a romantic adventure B. a single-faceted work
C. a short story about a whale D. symbolic of humanity fighting the universe
Question 54: The word "metamorphosis" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ____________.
A. circle B. change C. mysticism D. descent
Question 55: The passage would most likely be assigned reading in a course on ____________.
A. nineteenth-century novels B. American history
C. oceanography D. modem American literature
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct
answer to each of the questions from 56 to 65.
An air pollutant is defined as a compound added directly or indirectly by humans to the atmosphere in
such quantities as to affect humans, animals, vegetation, or materials adversely. Air pollution requires a very
flexible definition that permits continuous change. When the first air pollution laws were established in
England in the fourteenth century, air pollutants were limited to compounds that could be seen or smelled - a
far cry from the extensive list of harmful substances known today. As technology has developed and
knowledge of the health aspects of various chemicals has increased, the list of air pollutants has lengthened. In
the future, even water vapor might be considered an air pollutant under certain conditions.
Many of the more important air pollutants, such as sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen
oxides, are found in nature. As the Earth developed, the concentration of these pollutants was altered by
various chemical reactions; they became components in biogeochemical cycles. These serve as an air
purification scheme by allowing the compounds to move from the air to the water or soil. On a global basis,
nature's output of these compounds dwarfs that resulting from human activities.
However, human production usually occurs in a localized area, such as a city. In such a region, human
output may be dominant and may temporarily overload the natural purification scheme of the cycles. The
result is an increased concentration of noxious chemicals in the air. The concentrations at which the adverse
effects appear will be greater than the concentrations that the pollutants would have in the absence of human
activities. The actual concentration need not be large for a substance to be a pollutant; in fact, the numerical
value tells us little until we know how much of an increase this represents over the concentration that would
occur naturally in the area. For example, sulfur dioxide has detectable health effects at 0.08 parts per million
(ppm), which is about 400 times its natural level. Carbon monoxide, however, has a natural level of 0.1 ppm
and is not usually a pollutant until its level reaches about 15 ppm.
Question 56: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The economic impact of air pollution. B. What constitutes an air pollutant.
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C. How much harm air pollutants can cause. D. The effects of compounds added to the
Question 57: The word "adversely" in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.
A. negatively B. quickly C. admittedly D. considerably
Question 58: It can be inferred from the first paragraph that _______.
A. water vapor is an air pollutant in localized areas
B. most air pollutants today can be seen or smelled
C. the definition of air pollution will continue to change
D. a substance becomes an air pollutant only in cities
Question 59: The word "These" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to_.
A. the various chemical reactions
B. the pollutants from the developing Earth
C. the compounds moved to the water or soil
D. the components in biogeochemical cycles
Question 60: For which of the following reasons can natural pollutants play an important role in controlling air
A. They function as part of a purification process.
B. They occur in greater quantities than other pollutants.
C. They are less harmful to living beings than other pollutants.
D. They have existed since the Earth developed.
Question 61: According to the passage, human-generated air pollution in localized regions _______.
A. can be dwarfed by nature's output of pollutants
B. can overwhelm the natural system that removes pollutants
C. will damage areas outside of the localized regions
D. will react harmfully with natural pollutants
Question 62: The word "localized" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.
A. specified B. circled C. surrounded D. encircled
Question 63: According to the passage, the numerical value of the concentration level of a substance is only
useful if _______.
A. the other substances in the area are known B. it is in a localized area
C. the natural level is also known D. it can be calculated quickly
Question 64: The word "detectable" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to_.
A. beneficial B. special C. measurable D. separable
Question 65: Which of the following is best supported by the passage?
A. To effectively control pollution, local government should regularly review their air pollution laws.
B. One of the most important steps in preserving natural lands is to better enforce air pollution laws.
C. Scientists should be consulted in order to establish uniform limits for all air pollutants.
D. Human activities have been effective in reducing air pollution.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 66: The root of the trees allow the water to go into the soil, that gradually releases it to flow down
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Question 67: I get quite depressed when I think about the damage we are making to the environment.
Question 68: Alike oxygen, which is chemically changed by our bodies into carbon dioxide, nitrogen is merely
exhaled back into the air.
Question 69: I think she will be suitable for the work because she has been working like a teacher for a long
Question 70: Passengers are required to arrive to the gate fifteen minutes before departure time.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
Question 71: The cyclist _______he crossed the main street.
A. looked with caution after B. had looked with caution before
C. was looked with caution when D. looks with caution when
Question 72: The facilities of the older hospital are as good_ ______.
A. or better than the new hospital B. as or better that the new hospital
C. as or better than those of the new hospital D. as or better than the new hospital
Question 73: A study has been done to determine how the recent change in government policies_ ______.
A. has affected the small business sector B. have affected the small business sector
C. the small business sector was affected D. affecting the small business sector
Question 74: _______, we would be rich by now.
A. If we invest in the telecommunications industry
B. Unless we had investment in the telecommunications industry
C. Had we invested in the telecommunications industry
D. Did we invest in the telecommunications industry
Question 75: When the personnel director realized_ ______, he immediately added two more staff to the
A. what a formidable task it was B. what it was a formidable task
C. it was what a formidable task D. how formidable was it a task
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct and natural combination of each
pair of sentences given.
Question 76: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.
Question 77: Transportation has been made much easier thanks to the invention of cars. However, cars are the
greatest contributor of air pollution.
A. The invention of cars has made transportation much easier, but cars are among the greatest
contributors of air pollution.
B. Although the invention of cars has made transportation much easier, people use cars to contribute to
the pollution of air.
C. Although the invention of cars has made transportation much easier, cars are the greatest
contributor of air pollution.
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D. However easier the invention of cars has made transportation, it is cars that are among the greatest
contributors of air pollution.
Question 78: He was suspected to have stolen credit cards. The police have investigated him for days.
A. He has been investigated for days, suspected to have stolen credit cards.
B. Suspecting to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
C. Having suspected to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
D. Suspected to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
Question 79: The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room. He opened the window.
A. The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room because he opened the window.
B. The man opened the window in order to get some fresh air in the room.
C. The man got some fresh air in the room, even though he opened the window.
D. Having opened the window, the room could get some fresh air.
Question 80: The plan may be ingenious. It will never work in practice.
A. Ingenious as it may be, the plan will never work in practice.
B. Ingenious as may the plan, it will never work in practice.
C. The plan may be too ingenious to work in practice.
D. The plan is as impractical as it is ingenious.
1. A. PRESENT AND PAST TENSES
A. Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D to complete each sentence.
1. He was writing to his friend when he __________a noise.
A. was hearing B. heard C. had heard D. hears
2. I __________many people since I came here in June.
A. met B. has met C. was meeting D. have met
3. We __________ maths at this time last week.
A. were learning B. are learning C. was learning D. learnt
4. She was playing games while he __________a football match.
A. watched B. watches C. was watching D. watching
5. She __________to Ho Chi Minh city last year.
A. goes B. has gone C. go D. went
6. Since we came here, we ______ a lot of acquaintances.
A. have had B. had C. have D. are having
7. __________he playing football now?
A. Will B. Does C. Was D. Is
8. Every morning, I often sit in my garden and____ to my nightingale sing.
A. listening B. listen C. listened D. listens
9. She __________school when she was six.
A. start B. started C. has started D. are starting
10. I. __________TV when the telephone rang.
A. watched B. was watching C. are watching D. have watched
11. She__________ lunch by the time we arrived.
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A. had finished B. finished C. have finished D. finishing
12. This record-shop__________ be a book-shop a few years ago.
A. used to B. use C. used D. used
13. I couldn't come to the party because I __________go to work.
A. have B. had to C. have got D. had
14. Yesterday, I _______ for work late because I _______ to set my alarm.
A. had left / forgot B. was leaving / was forgetting
C. left / had forgot D. had been leaving / would forget
15. By the time we ____ to the train station, Susan _____ for us for more than two hours.
A. will get / has been waiting B. got / was waiting
C. got / had been waiting D. get / will wait
16. While her brother was in the army, Sarah ___________ to him twice a week.
A. was writing B. wrote C. has written D. had written
17. The Titanic _______ the Atlantic when it _______ an iceberg.
A. was crossing / struck B. had crossed / was striking
C. crossed / had struck D. is crossing / strikes
18. In the 19th century, it _______ two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon.
A. took B. had taken C. had taken D. was taking
19. Last night at this time, they _______ the same thing. She ______ and he _________ the Newspaper.
A. are not doing / is cooking / is reading B. were not doing / was cooking / was reading
C. was not doing / has cooked / is reading D. had not done / was cooking /read
20. When I _____ home last night, I ____that Jane ______ a beautiful candlelight dinner.
A. had arrived / discovered / prepared
B. was arriving / had discovered / was preparing
C. have arrived / was discovering / had prepared
D. arrived / discovered / was preparing
21. After he ____________ his English course, he went to England to continue his study.
A. finish B. finishes C. finished D. had finished
22. Angelina Jolie is a famous actress. She ________ in several films.
A. appears B. is appearing C. appeared D. has appeared
23. Mai____ in HCM for five years.
A. lives B. has lived C. is living D. was living
24. My little sister________ "sleeping beauty" several times.
A. watches B. is watching C. has watched D. watched
25. I ______ to New York three times this year.
A. have been B. was C. were D. had been
26. I ______ her since I _____ a student.
A. know/ am B. knew/ was C. have known/ am D. have known/ was
27. The train _____ when we got to the station.
A. just left B. just leaves C. had just left D. will leave
28. Her father ______ when she was a small girl.
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A. dies B. died C. has died D. had died
29. Almost everyone _______ for home by the time we arrived.
A. leave B. left C. leaves D. had left
30. I ______ to the same barber since last year.
A. am going B. have been going C. go D. had gone
B. Choose the underlined part among A, B,C or D that needs correcting.
31. When I walk past the park, I saw some children play football.
32. After John eaten dinner, he wrote several letters and went to bed.
33. What did you do at 9 o'clock last night? I phoned you but nobody answered.
34. When I arrived at the station, the train has already left.
35. Ann and Susan have known each other during they were at school.
36. She has disappeared three days ago, and they are still looking for her now.
37. After Mrs. Wang had returned to her house from work, she was cooking dinner
38. It’s the first time I saw this film
39. After he graduates from university, he joined the army.
40. Up to now, there had been no woman being chosen the US president.
C. Choose one sentence that best rewrites the sentence given.
41. They last visited me five years ago.
A. They haven't visited me for a long time. C. I haven't been visited for a long time.
B. They have known me for five years. D. They haven't visited me for five years.
42. Mike turned off the light, then he went to bed.
A. Before Mike went to bed, he had turned off the light.
B. Before Mike turned off the light, he had gone to bed.
C. After Mike had gone to bed, he turned off the light.
D. Mike turned off the light as soon as he had gone to bed.
43. I haven't visited the museum for three months.
A. It is three months since I have visited the museum.
B. I didn't visit the museum three months ago.
C. The last time I had visited the museum was three months ago.
D. It is three months since I visited the museum.
44. "John began playing the piano 10 years ago"
A. John played the piano 10 years ago. C.
John has played the piano for 10 years.
B. John used to play the piano 10 years ago. D.
John doesn't play the piano anymore
45. The last time I saw her was a week ago. .
A. I haven't seen her for a week. C. I haven't seen her
since a week.
B. I have seen her for a week. D. I have seen her
since a week.
46. My father hasn’t smoked cigarettes for a month.
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A. It’s a month since my father last smoked cigarettes.
B. It’s a month ago that my father smoked cigarettes.
C. It’s a month that my father hasn’t smoked cigarettes.
D. It’s a cigarette that my father smoked a month ago.
47. Mr. Brown bought this car five years ago.
A. Mr. Brown started to buy this car five years ago.
B. It has been five years when Mr. Brown bought this car
C. Mr. Brown has had this car for five years.
D. It is five years ago since Mr. Brown bought this car.
48. I haven’t enjoyed myself so much for years.
A. It’s years since I enjoyed myself so much.
B. It’s years since I have enjoyed myself so much.
C. It was years since I had enjoyed myself so much.
D. It has been years since I have enjoyed myself so much.
49. It’s a long time since we last went to the cinema.
A. We have been to the cinema for a long time. B. We haven’t been to the cinema for a long time.
C. We don’t go to the cinema as we used to. D. We wish we went to the cinema now.
50. The last time I saw Rose was three years ago.
A. I didn’t see Rose for three years. B. I haven’t seen Rose three years ago.
C. I haven’t seen Rose since three years. D. I haven’t seen Rose for three years.
1. B. FUTURE TENSES
1. They ____the exercise when their teacher comes back.
A. are doing B. will be doing C. do D. would do
2. By Christmas, I ____ for the company for five years.
A. shall have been working B. shall work
C. have been working D. shall be working
3. We ______ exam at 8 o’clock next Monday.
A. will take B. will be taking C. take D. would take
4. By the end of next year, my son _______ English for six months.
A. will learn B. will have learned C. has learned D. had learned
5. I will contact you as soon as I ___________the information.
A. will get B. get C. got D. had got
6. “ How long have you been with the company?”
“ I ______ there for ten years by September”
A. will work B. was working C. will be working D. will have worked
7. He left today, which is Tuesday, and he _______back tomorrow week.
A. will be B. would be C. would have been D. is
8. I ________a famous pop star when I'm older.
A. am going to be B. am being C. am D. was
9. I just want to know what you__________ at this time tomorrow afternoon.
A. were doing B. will be doing C. are doing D. do
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10. I am reading this novel. By the time you come back from work I _________ it.
A. will finish B. will have finished C. have finished D. had finished
11. A: You’re just missed the last train!
B: Never mind, I_______.
A. will walk B. will be walking C. walk D. will have walked
12. Whenever she came to see me, she _____ something to my children.
A. would give B. had given C. will have given D. was giving
13. The chairs _______ from the ballroom before the dance begins.
A. will have been removed B. will have removed
C. will remove D. were removed
14. Clare _______five years old next month.
A. is going to be B. will be C. will have been D. is
15. If he's late again, I_____ very angry.
A. am going to be B. will be C. would be D. am
16. I ______ an exam next October.
A. am taking B. have taken C. take D. will be taken
17. “Can I come by for my check tomorrow?”
“ Yes, by then I _______ time to go to the bank”
A. will have had B. will have C. have had D. have
18. There is going to be a bus strike. Everyone______ to work
A. will walk B. will be walking C. will have walk D. shall walk
19. A: “The phone is ringing” B. “ I ______it”.
A. answer B. will answer C. have answered D. will be answering
20. We should learn how to choose our words carefully or they ______ our speech silly and vulgar.
A. made B. will make C. would make D. have made
21. You ________ to take the entrance exam if you fail GCSE exam.
A. are allowed B. won’t be allowed C. aren’t going to take D. won’t allow
22. Do you think that _________ pass your exams in June?
A. you B. to C. you’ll D. will you
23. There are a lot of black clouds in the sky. It _______.
A. is going to rain B. will rain C. is raining D. rains
24. She hopes that he ___ to the party.
A. will come B. will be coming C. comes D. would come
25. A: You’re just missed the last train! B: Never mind, I__________.
A. will walk B. will be walking C. walk D. will have walked
26. Mary, ________we go to the cinema?
A. did B. will C. do D. shall
27. You_______ something to drink, won’t you?
A. will have B. will be having C. will have had D. have
28. What _______ next Sunday morning?
A. does Carol B. will Carol do C. do Carol do D. does
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29. A: Why are you getting out the jack?
B: we have a puncture and I_________ the wheel.
A: I_________ you.
A. am going to change/ will help B. will change/ am going to help
C. will change/ will help D. am going to change/ am going to help
30 A: I’ll ring you tomorrow at six.
B: No, don’t ring at six. I ________ the baby then ring later.
A. shall bath B. will be bathing C. will have bathed D. bath
31. What________ do tomorrow, girls?
A. shall we B. do we C. we will D. would we
32. I’ve just enrolled at the local technical college. I_______ pottery classes next winter.
A. am going to attend B. will attend
C. will be attending D. will have attended
33. A: Why are you peeling that bit of garlic?
B: I________ it in the stew.
A. am going to put B. will put C. will have put D. will be putting
34. A: ________ me your fishing rod? B: yes, of course. Where __________ .
A. will you lend/ are you going to fish B. are you going to lend/ are you going to fish
C. will you lend/ will you fish D. are you going to lend/ will you fish
35. A: Why are you getting out the jack?
B: we have a puncture and I________ the wheel.
A: I________ you.
A. am going to change/ will help B. will change/ am going to help
C. will change/ will help D. am going to change/ am going to help
36. I think I won’t come to the party because I will have an interview for a job with a publishing firm.
37. When you will come to Dalat next summer, I will take you round the city.
38. She said that she will be in Paris on Monday.
39. He wrote his diary in code so that his wife won’t be able to read it.
40. Mother: Your face is dirty.
Child: All right, I _______ ( wash) it.
41. I’ve hired a type writer and I ________ (learn) to type.
42. I________ (work) for Mr. Pitt next week as his own secretary will be away.
43. Do you think that you ______________(pass) your exams in June.
44. At this time tomorrow we ______ (fly) over the Atlantic.
45. By the time I go to bed tonight, I____________( finish) my work for the day.
46. A: I don’t feel well enough to go to the station to meet him.
B: I ____________(meet) him for you. But how _________(recognize) him?
A: He’s small and fair, and he ________ (wear) a black and white school cap.
47. He ____________ (live) in this city for exactly two years by next Monday.
48. I’m turning this cupboard into a darkroom. I_______ (develop) my own films.
49. “ If you don’t pay the ransom, we’ll kill your boy” the kidnappers told us.
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The kidnappers threatened _________________________________________.
50. She promised to come round and see me everyday.
She said, “ I will _________________________________________________.”
3. TAG QUESTIONS
I. Choose the word or phrase A, B, C or D that best completes the sentence:
1. No one is better cook than his mother, ______?
A. is she B. isn’t she C. are they D. aren’t they
2. Do it right now, ______?
A. will you B. shall you C. do you D. don’t you
3. There are no easy ways to learn a foreign language, _______?
A. are they B. are there C. aren’t they D. aren’t there
4. He seldom goes to the library, ______?
A. doesn’t he B. is he C. does he D. isn’t he
5. Let’s go for a long walk, ______?
A. will we B. shall we C .don’t you D. do you
6. I think he will join us, _____?
A. doesn’t he B. won’t he C. will he D. don’t I
7. The film is good, _______________?
A. is it B. are they C. isn’t it D. aren’t they
8. You are going to the party, ____________?
A. is you B. are you C. aren’t you D. were you
9. He can speak English, _________________ ?
A. can he B. can’t he C. can’t him D. could he
10. You don’t know him,__________________ ?
A. do you B. don’t you C. are you D. aren’t you
11. Lan speaks Chinese very well, __________?
A. does she B. doesn’t she C. is she D. was she
12. John has worked hard, _________________?
A. does he B. did he C. has he D. hasn’t he
13. They invited him to the party, ___________?
A. do they B. don’t they C. did they D. didn’t they
14. They are leaving here tomorrow________?
A. do they B. are they C. aren’t they D. did they
15. I’m a bit late, ______?
A. am not I B. aren’t you C. are you D. aren’t I
16. No one is indifferent to praise, ______?
A. is one B. isn’t one C. is he D. are they
17. Somebody has left these socks on the bathroom floor, ______?
A. have they B. haven’t they C. has he D. hasn’t he
18. James owns a restaurant, ______?
A. does he B. is he C. doesn’t he D. didn’t he
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19. You aren’t too busy to talk, ______?
A. are you B. have you C. aren’t D. do you
20. The ticket to London doesn’t cost a lot, ______?
A. do they B. does it C. is it D. isn’t it
21. You don’t need me any more, ______?
A. do I B. don’t I C. do you D. don’t you
22. Nobody knows who invited the wheel, ______?
A. do they B. don’t they C. does it D. doesn’t it
23. Harry was working in Bristol then, ______?
A. was Harry B. wasn’t he C. was he D. didn’t he
24. You’ll be home before midnight, ______?
A. will you B .won’t you C. are you D. won’t you be
25. David is bringing some wine, ______?
A. is he B. isn’t he C. is David D. isn’t David
26. Don’t leave anything behind, ______?
A. do you B. don’t you C. will you D. shall we
27. That isn’t Bill driving, ______?
A. is it B. is that C. isn’t that D. isn’t it
28. Nobody likes the play, __________?
A. do they B. don’t they C. didn’t they D. did they
29. The children can read English, __________?
A. can’t they B. can they C. they can D. they can’t
30. Your grandfather was a millionaire, ______?
A. was he B. is he C. wasn’t he D. isn’t he
31. Your brother’s here, ______?
A. is he B. are he C. isn’t he D. aren’t he
32. That was Ann on the phone, ______?
A. was it B. was that C. wasn’t that D. wasn’t it
33. Tom didn't see her, ______?
A. did Tom B. did he C. do Tom D. does he
34. Mary wasn't angry, ______?
A. was she B. is she C. wasn’t she D. was Mary
35. Susan doesn't like oysters, ______?
A. did she B. does she C. doesn’t she D. she does
II. Add question tags to the following statements:
1. He hardly ever makes a mistake, _______ ?
2. Nobody likes the play, _______ ?
3. He isn’t here, _______ ?
4. This is your pen, _______ ?
5. Somebody wanted a drink, _______ ?
6. You’ve been to Ha Noi, _______ ?
7. He used to live here, _______ ?
8. Those aren’t your books, _______ ?
9. Neither of them offered to help
10. Nothing went wrong yesterday,
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11. Mrs. Brown usually remembered her husband’s birthdays, _______ ?
12. It is not a very good book, _______ ?
13. This won’t take long, _______ ?
14. You don’t need me any more, ______?
15. It never works very well, _______ ?
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4. WISH CLAUSE
Mark the correct option A, B, C or D:
1. I don't understand this point of grammar. I wish I ______ it better.
A. understood B. would understand C. had understood D. understands
2. It never stops raining here. I wish it ______ raining.
A. stopped B. would stop C. had stopped D. will stop
3. I miss my friends. I wish my friends ______ here right now.
A. were B. would be C. had been D. was
4. I should never have said that. I wish I ______ that.
A. didn't say B. wouldn't say C. hadn't said D. says
5. I speak terrible English. I wish I ______ English well.
A. spoke B. would speak C. had spoken D. speaks
6. I cannot sleep. The dog next door is making too much noise. I wish it ______ quiet.
A kept B. would keep C. had kept D. will keep
7. This train is very slow. The earlier train was much faster. I wish I ____ the earlier train.
A. caught B. would catch C. had caught D. catches
8. I didn't see the TV programme but everybody said it was excellent. I wish I ___ it.
A. saw B. would see C. had seen D. seen
9. I went out in the rain and now I have a bad cold. I wish I ______ out.
A. didn't go B. wouldn't go C. hadn't gone D. went
10. This movie is terrible. I wish we ______ to see another one.
A. went B. would go C. had gone D. go
11. I hate living in England. It's cold and it's damp. I wish I ______ in Spain.
A. lived B. would live C. had lived D. live
12. I was only in Miami for a week. I wish I ______ more time there but I had to go on to New York.
A. had B. would have C. had had D. have
13. You drive too fast. I wish you__________ more slowly.
A. drive B. drove C. had driven D. would drive
14. He missed an exciting football match on TV last night. He wishes that he _______ it.
A. watched B. would watch C. had watched D. watches
15. My face is bright red. I wish I ______ in the sun so long yesterday
A. didn't sit B. wouldn't sit C. hadn't sat D. sat
16. It was supposed to be a secret. I wish you ______ him.
A. didn't tell B. wouldn't tell C. hadn't told D. tell
17. They didn't offer me the job. I wish they ______ it to me.
A. offered B. would offer C. had offered D. offer
18. It’s a pity I didn’t take my doctor’s advice.
-I wish you __________ the doctor's advice.
A. took B. would take C. had taken D. could take
19. I hate having red hair. I wish I ______ blonde hair.
A. had B. would have C. had had D. am having
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