Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence
1) Even by modern standards, the 46,000-ton Titanic was a … ship.
|A/ colossal||B/ extravagant||C/ anonymous||D/ repulsive|
2) The order to abandon ship was given and hundreds of people … into the icy water.
|A/ drowned||B/ emerged||C/ plunged||D/ repulsed|
3) Wherever it went, the Puma left behind it a … of dead deer and small animals like rabbits.
|A/ group||B/ bunch||C/ trail||D/ team|
4) Although the archaeologists were able to reconstruct the fragments of the statue, they have been unable to discover her …
|A/ file||B/ identity||C/ record||D/ identificating|
5) All the articles of jewellery were beautifully arranged on a … of black velvet.
|A/ ground||B/ vicinity||C/ background||D/ terrace|
6) In spite of lengthy discussions between the Unions and Management, closure became … because of the cancellation of several major orders.
|A/ irreplaceabel||B/ inevitable||C/ responsible||D/ impossible|
7) The journalist informed … while carrying out his instructions.
|A/ his arrest to the editor|
|B/ the editor his arrest|
|C/ the editor that his arrest had been|
|D/ the editor of his arrest|
8) Up to the time of his death, Richard Colson was one of the most notable … in our town.
|A/ characteristics||B/ features||C/ statements||D/ figures|
9) Recognizing who the customer was, the manager was most apologetic and … the assistant severely.
|A/ disregarded||B/ grudged||C/ reprimanded||D/ complained|
10) He tried to join the army but he was … because of his poor health.
|A/ tried out||B/ put out||C/ turned off||D/ turned down|
11) Where … all this morning? It’s nearly midday.
|A/ were you||B/ are you||C/ have you been||D/ are you being|
12) I will do anything but … the dishes.
|A/ wash||B/ to wash||C/ washing||D/ will wash|
13) … you mention it, I do remember the accident.
|A/ If only||B/ Now that||C/ No matter||D/ So that|
14) We’re late. I expect the film … by the time we get to the theatre.
|A/ have started||B/ will start||C/ will be starting||D/ will have started|
15) … will Mr. Brown be able to regain control of the company.
|A/ With hard work|
|B/ In spite of his hard work|
|C/ Only if he works hard|
|D/ Only with hard work|
16) Having been asked to speak at the conference, ….
|A/ some notes were prepared for Dr. Clark.|
|B/ some notes were prepared by Dr. Clark.|
|C/ Dr. Clark prepared some notes.|
|D/ the members were pleased to hear Dr. Clark.|
17) I remember … him say the grass needed ….
|A. hearing/ cutting||B. hearing / to cut|
|C. to hear / to be cut||D. to hear / cutting|
18) I wish you … me a new one instead of having it … as you did.
|A. would give/ to repair||B. gave / to repair|
|C. had given / to be repaired||D/ had given / repaired|
19) The boy could not find his sixpence anywhere … get his arm out.
|A/ nor could he||B/ nor he could|
|C/ neither he could||D/ either he could not|
20) Had he not been so busy taking the diamonds, he … the blow.
|A/ would feel||B/ had been feeling|
|C/ had felt||D/ would have left|
Read the following passage carefully, then choose the best answer to each question.
Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made use 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 is 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, cannot.
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 (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.
21) 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.
22) 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.
23) Which form other than oral speech would be the most commonly used among blind people?
A/ picture sings
C/ body language
D/ signal flags
24) Sign language is said to be very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally except for …
C/ whole words
25) In the passage the word VERBALIZATION most nearly means …
A/ the expressions of human thoughts and feelings in the form of written words.
B/ the transmission of ideas and thoughts by certain actions.
C/ putting ideas and feelings into words.
D/ communication accomplished through sign language.
USE OF ENGLISH
A/ Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only ONE word in each space.
BEWARE OF THE BULL
A friend and I had arranged to spend a whole Sunday taking a long walk in the country. We set (26) … on an early train, each carrying a heavy bag (27) … with sandwiches, cakes, fruit, and bottles of lemonade. I wondered how two people would be able to finish it all.
Soon we had (28) … behind the smoky air of the city and had reached the country station where our walk was to begin. We were lucky (29) … the sun was shining and there was a gentle breeze to make it just right for walking.
We decided to go on a walk called the Four Mile Square, it has four equal sides, (30) … about four miles in length and on a map looks (31) … a rough square. It is famous because each side passes through a different kind of country.
We started off in (32) … spirits along the first side, which followed a river, planning to have a swim and our first meal before we left it. (33) … long, we came to a gate near (34) … there was a notice “Beware of the Bull”. We were very annoyed. Our path ran through this field, and, as it was a public foot-path, the farmer had no right to put a dangerous animal in it. “Oh, but it’s all right”, my friend said. “The bull is tied up. Come on”.
I followed, because I could see myself a strong rope (35) … to the ring in its nose at one (36) … and round a large tree at the other. We felt very bold and walked nearer, waving a red handkerchief just to show that we weren’t afraid.
The bull began to walk towards us and didn’t stop. “He seems to have a long rope” I said, walking more quickly. The bull, too, was walking more quickly. Then, at the same moment, we both saw that the rope was (37) … and without another word, we began to run.
We were (38) … way across the field, but it didn’t take us long to reach the gate again. We jumped over, very much out of breath and looked back to see the bull quietly examining a bag of food. “That was a clever trick of mine, (39) … it?” said my friend, “I dropped the food on (40) … to draw away the bull’s attention”.
“No”, I cried, “it was not clever! I dropped mine accidentally”.
B/ GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING
Build a complete sentence with the given words.
41) There / be / increase / road / accident / in / last / years.
42) Mr. Green / take / charge / office / while / director / away / vacation.
43) He / furious / me / not invite / party / Sunday.
44) Rain / every day / so / have / spend / most / time / indoors.
45) He / show / photograph / hotel / stay / during / holiday.
46) In / opinion / violent films / should not / show / television.
47) you / know / Linda / engage / friend / mine?
48) If / smoke / there / greater chance / you / die / lung cancer.
49) accident / fault / so / I / pay / damage.
50) you / borrow / book / if / promise / keep / clean.
C/ Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed above it.
51) There was never any answer when we rang.
Every time ………………….
52) I can meet you if you arrive before eleven.
So long as …………………..
53) When Einstein was 26 years old, he began to research on the theory of relativity.
54) Mary said that what happened was Jim’s fault.
Mary blamed Jim ……………………..
55) Mr. Clark bought a new car although we advised him against it.
Write a composition from 150 to 180 words on this topic:
The traffic problems in our city and how to solve them.
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ĐÁP ÁN (GỢI Ý)
|1 (A)||2 (C)||3 (C)||4 (B)||5 (C)||6 (B)||7 (D)|
|8 (D)||9 (C)||10 (D)||11 (C)||12 (A)||13 (B)||14 (D)|
|15 (D)||16 (C)||17 (A)||18 (D)||19 (A)||20 (D)||21 (A)|
|22 (C)||23 (B)||24 (A)||25 (C)|
|26) off/out||27) filled||28) left||29) because|
|30) each||31) like||32) high||33) before|
|34) which||35) tied||36) end||37) broken|
|38) half||39) wasn’t||40) purpose|
41) There has been an increase in road-accidents in the last few years.
42) Mr. Green took charge of the office while the director was away on his vacation.
43) He was furious at me for not inviting / for not having invited him to the party last Sunday. (He was furious at me because I hadn’t invited him to … Sunday).
44) It rained every day so we had to spend most of our time indoors.
45) He showed me the photograph of the hotel where he had stayed during his holiday.
46) In my opinion, violent films should not be shown on television.
47) Do you know that Linda is engaged / has just got engaged to a friend of mine?
48) If you smoke, there is a greater chance that you will die of lung cancer.
49) The accident was my fault so I had to pay for the damage.
50) You can borrow the book if you promise to keep it clean.
51) Every time we rang, there wasn’t any answer.
52) So long as you arrive before eleven, I can meet you.
53) At the age of 26, Einstein began to rescarch on the theory of relativity.
54) Mary blamed Jim for what had happened.
55) Despite our advice, Mr. Clark bought a new car.
The traffic problems of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Viet Nam. It has a population of 7 million with over 3 million vehicles of all kinds. Meanwhile, the streets are narrow and in bad condition. Worse still, the people’s sense of executing the traffic regulations is very low. As a consequence, there are many traffic accidents, which kill and injure hundreds of people every month. Besides, there are always traffic jams in the downtown areas in rush hours, which is a terrible waste of time and money of the city people.
To solve the above problems, the authorities should have the streets repaired and widened. They should also develop a good system of public transport to reduce the number of motorcycles moving along the streets. Above all, the city people should be educated to obey the traffic rules.
I hope that all effective measures, including severe penalty for traffic violations, will be carried out to reduce the number of traffic accidents.