Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
A. wounded B. combined C. considered D. believed
A. research B. resent C. resemble D. resist
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
A. describe B. descent C. design D. descant
A. disappear B. recommend C. understand D. volunteer
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Mrs Phuong, along with her students from Ha Noi, are planning to take part in charity in remote areas.
Thai Nguyen High School is a place in that I used to study when I was a child.
Helen Killer, who was both blind and deafness, overcame her inabilities with the help of her teacher, Ann Sulivan.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Gold_____________ in California in the 19 century.
She has read ______ interesting book.
Jupiter is _______ planet in the solar system.
Tommy wanted to know ______ .
He was believed ______ 3 years ago.
Education in England puts ______ force for children from 9 to 16 years old.
I am _______ at paying my bills on time.
Students who study far from home often have problems with _______.
In his latest speech, the Secretary General_______ the importance of wildlife conservation.
Some days of rest may help to _______ the pressure of work.
Murder is a serious crime and one rarely ______________ with it.
She used to be very thin but she has __________ a bit now.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Mrs Quyen: “Word hard! Otherwise, you may fail the exam”
Teddy: “I’m very sorry for letting you wait for so long”
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions.
During their five-decade history the Asian Games have been advancing in all aspects.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List is a comprehensive catalogue of the conservation status of species.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions
Your experience with oil well fires will be invaluable to the company in case of trouble.
A thrifty buyer chases fruits and vegetables in season.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions
Were it not for the money, this job wouldn’t be worthwhile.
John was not here yesterday. Perhaps he was ill.
“If I were you, I would go to the doctor.” David said to Claudia.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
He did not work hard. He failed the exam.
She doesn’t want to go to their party. We don't want to go either.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.
When you read something in a foreign language, you frequently come across words you do not fully understand. Sometimes you (31) ______ the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you guess. The strategy you adopt depends very much upon the degree of accuracy you require and the time at your disposal.
If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is (32) ______ remembering that every dictionary has its limitations. Each definition is only an approximation and one builds up an accurate picture of the meaning of a word only after meeting it in a (33) ______ of contexts. It is also important to recognize the special dangers of dictionaries that translate from English into your native language and vice versa. If you must use a dictionary, it is usually far safer to consult an English-English dictionary.
In most exams you are not permitted to use a dictionary. (34) ______ you are allowed to use one, it is very time-consuming to look up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, therefore, forced to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words. When you come across unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic. However, if you develop efficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will overcome a number of possible problems and help yourself to understand far more of the text than you at first thought likely.
Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using contextual clues, both within the sentence and outside,and making use of clues (35) ______ from the formation of the word.
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 35 to 42
Animals have an intuitive awareness of quantities. They know without analysis the difference between a number of objects and a smaller number. In his book “ The natural History of Selboure ” (1786 ) , the naturalist Gilbert White tells how he surreptitiously removed one egg a day from a plover‟s nest , and how the mother laid another egg each day to make up for the missing one . He noted that other species of birds ignore the absence of a single egg but abandon their nests if more than one egg has been removed. It has also been noted by naturalists that a certain type of wasp always provides five – never four, never six -
caterpillars for each of their eggs so that their young have something to eat when the eggs hatch. Research has also shown that both mice and pigeons can be taught to distinguish between odd and even numbers of food pieces.
These and similar accounts have led some people to infer that creatures other than humans can actually count. They also point to dogs that have been taught to respond to numerical questions with the correct number of barks, or to horses that seem to solve arithmetic problems by stomping their hooves the proper number of times.
Animals respond to quantities only when they are connected to survival as a species – as in the case of the eggs – or survival as individuals - as in the case of food. There is no transfer to other situations or from concrete reality to the abstract notion of numbers. Animals can “count” only when the objects are present and only when the numbers involved are small – not more than seven or eight. In lab experiments, animals trained to “count” one kind of object were unable to count any other type. The objects, not the numbers, are what interest them. Animals admittedly remarkable achievements simply do not amount to evidence of
counting, nor do they reveal more than innate instincts, refined by the genes ofsuccessive generations, or the results of clever, careful conditioning by trainers.
What is the main idea of this passage?
Why does the author refer to Gilbert White‟s book in line 2?
The word “surreptitiously” is closest in meaning to
The word “odd” refers to which of the following?
The author mentions that all of the following are aware of quantities in some ways EXCEPT
The word “accounts” is closest in meaning to
How would the author probably characterize the people who are mentioned in the first line of the second paragraph.