Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: corrects, details, forgets, rethinks
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: fishing, middle, picture, find
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: raincoat, enjoy, allow, prepare
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: wonderful, family, attention, decorate
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
If he ______ the lesson yesterday, he could have done the test better.
We ______ the roof for Mrs. Smith, an elderly childless woman, when it ______ with rain.
A correction pen is used for ______ your writing mistakes.
Your sister won’t go on vacation, ______?
The bus ______ on the way here, so I was half an hour late for my appointment.
You don't usually have to go to _______ hospital to have your ears cleaned.
I hope you ______ the point of everything your father and I have done for you.
The use of computers aids in teaching, ______ the role of teachers is still very important.
The ______ in my neighbourhood are well cared by the authorities.
Sometimes in a bad situation, there may still be some good things. Try not to throw the ______ out with the bathwater.
There are so many ______ names now that it is impossible to remember them all.
Can you translate this passage ______ German?
She saw a mouse ______.
The Queen Elizabeth is the largest ship ______ on the Clyde.
The ______ of maintaining a safe environment are not just the concern of the government.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
People in the mountainous areas are still in the habit of destroying forests for cultivation.
It is difficult to assess the building's value properly without seeing it
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.
The forces behind the women's liberation movement vary from culture to culture.
If we use robots instead of humans, many people may be out of work.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
- Huy: “I would like some more tea.” - Dung: “______”
- Nam: “Do you enjoy the movie yesterday?” - Mai: “_________”
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 26 to 30.
One of the greatest concerns parents have when facing an international move is "What schooling will be available to my child? Will my child be disadvantaged academically as a result of this move?" (26) ______ this fear is certainly strongest in families moving overseas for the first time, even those (27) ______ may be more experienced often have concerns about their children's education.
Dr. Ernest Mannino, Director of the State Department's Office of Overseas Schools, and Dr. Keith Miller, Deputy Director of the office, spoke candidly about some of the common concerns parents have regarding the education of their children. Dr. Mannino and Dr. Miller (28) ______ parents against making assumptions about their children's education. To make an educated choice, parents need to think through schooling issues and to research post schools as far in advance of a move as possible.
Children who are internationally mobile have many choices of schools to attend. In most major cities, there are schools (29) _______ on the U.S., French, German, and British systems. (30) ______ parents also choose to become their children's teachers through home education. Which school is appropriate for your child is an individual decision based on many factors.
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 31 to 35.
These following tips may help you make a good impression on your job interviewer during the interview: Before entering enquire by saying, "May I come in sir/madam?". If the door was closed before you entered, make sure you shut the door behind you softly.
Look at the interviewer and confidently say 'Good day sir/madam'. If the interviewer wants to shake hands, then offer a firm grip first maintaining eye contact and a smile.
Seek permission to sit down. If the interviewer is standing, wait for them to sit down first before you take your seat.
An alert interviewee would diffuse the tense situation with light-hearted humour and immediately set rapport with the interviewer. The interviewer normally pays more attention if you display an enthusiasm in whatever you say. This enthusiasm comes across in the energetic way you put forward your ideas.
You should maintain a cheerful disposition throughout the interview. A little humour or wit thrown in the discussion occasionally enables the interviewer to look at the pleasant side of your personality.
You must maintain eye contact with the interviewer. This shows your self-confidence and honesty. Many interviewees while answering questions, tend to look away. This conveys you are concealing your own anxiety, fear and lack of confidence. Maintaining an eye contact is a difficult process. As the circumstances in an interview are different, the value of eye contact is tremendous in making a personal impact.
Interviewers appreciate a natural person rather than an actor. It is best for you to talk in natural manner because then you appear genuine.
What is the main idea of the passage?
Which of the following is TRUE about advice for an interviewee as stated in the passage?
The word “rapport” in paragraph 4 mostly means ______.
According to the passage, things advised in a job interview do not include ______.
The word “This” in the last paragraph refer to ______.
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 36 to 42.
Cambridge University is considering axing compulsory written exams, allowing students to use laptops or iPads instead, after tutors complained that students’ handwriting is becoming illegible. Academics say the move, which would bring an end to over 800 years of tradition, has come about because students rely too heavily on laptops in lectures, and are losing the ability to write by hand.
Dr Sarah Pearsall, a senior lecturer at Cambridge University, said handwriting is becoming a “lost art” among the current generation of students. She added, “It’s increasingly hard for our examiners to read students’ scripts. Those with illegible writing are forced to come back to their college during the summer holidays to read their answers aloud in the presence of two university administrators. It’s extraordinarily commendable that the University is considering reforms to its examination practices.”
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said it is inevitable that universities will move to computers as handwriting deteriorates in the coming years. “We have to accept the reality. Handwriting has now become an optional, not a necessary, part of education. There simply isn’t the same time in the curriculum for learning elegant, beautiful handwriting. Life is so quick now. Everybody writes as if they were a doctor writing a prescription,” he said. “Handwriting is not necessary for great thought, great English, or great intelligence. Some of our finest wordsmiths today write using laptops, and we have to fight to preserve what is really important, such as the use of great English or great sentence structures.”
Others, however, were not very positive about the move. Tracey Trussell, a handwriting expert, urged Cambridge to ensure that students continue to write by hand. She said, “It’s vital that people continue to write by hand. Writing by hand improves memory and equates to a higher rate of comprehension and information retention.” There is also concern that schools could follow Cambridge’s example by moving away from handwriting. Dr Jane Medwell, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, is concerned that scrapping handwritten exams in universities could prompt “downward curriculum pressure” on primary and secondary schools to follow suit.
Which is the most suitable title for the passage?
According to paragraph 1, what is the long-standing tradition of Cambridge University?
The word “Those” in paragraph 2 refers to ______.
The word “deteriorates” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
According to the passage, what is the benefit of writing by hand?
The word “scrapping” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______.
Which statements is TRUE, according to the passage?
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.
What happened in that city were a reaction from city workers, including firemen and policemen who had been laid off from their jobs.
She looked at me, asked me much, and goes away without listening to me.
Antarctic blue whales can be 100 feet long and weight more than any dinosaur that ever lived.
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.
Tom is less intelligent than his brother.
“I will not repeat this mistake again,” Nam said.
You’d better finish your meal before going out.
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.
I don’t know his address. I can’t give it to you
I heard the full story. Then, I realized I had been taken in.