Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: wisdom, minor, lively, wildness
Indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation: hatred, naked, knocked, sacred
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress: ignite, igloo, dogsled, asset
Indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position primary stress: domestic, dormitory, dogmatic, deliberate
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“When is your math exam?” “Well, this time tomorrow I___________for it”.
The President mentioned pension reform and went on___________that he would reduce unemployment figures.
___________you to be offered that job, would you have to move to another city?
I agree___________one point with Chris: it will be hard for us to walk 80km.
Up___________when it saw its master.
___________will be carried in the next space payload has not yet been announced to the public.
___________extremely bad weather in the mountains, we’re no longer considering our skiing trip.
Having been selected to represent the Association of American Engineers at the International Convention, ___________.
The authorities have shown no signs of___________to the kidnappers’ demands.
My main___________to the new motorway is that it will spoil the countryside.
Sue would suffer obesity if she couldn’t control her___________ overeating.
After a six-year relation, Martha and Billy have decided to___________.
Most of the....................in this workshop do not work very seriously or productively.
A penalty shot is___________when a major foul is committed inside the 5-meter line.
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.
The train to Ho chi Minh city left at precisely 7 o’clock as usually, but the train to Ha Noi capital left at half past six o’clock, which was exactly 20 minutes late.
Sam found it hard to concentrate on his work because the noise.
Peacocks are among the most exotic birds in nature; its long tail feathers fan out to reveal a profusion of vivid colors.
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.
It is not until a Vietnamese girl getting 18 years old that she is allowed to get married legally.
“I would be grateful if you could send me further information about the job.”, Lee said to me.
The workers only complain because of their unfair treatment.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that a best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
He was overconfident. Therefore, he ruined our plan completely.
He felt very tired. However, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following questions.
- “Excuse me. where's the parking lot?” - “___________”
Hoa is asking Hai, who is sitting at a corner of the room, seeming too shy.
- Hoa: "Why aren't you taking part in our activities?” “__________”
- Hai: "Yes, I can. Certainly!"
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
I think we should tell Peter that the location of the picnic has been changed. Let’s put him in the picture.
Mike pretended to be sick, but I saw through his deception at once.
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.
You’re 25 years old, but you still haven’t cut the apron strings.
Though built almost five hundred years ago, the church remained practically intact.
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.
It seems entirely natural to US that there are teams of scientists in universities and (33) ___________institutions around the world, attempting to discover the way the world works. (34) ___________, it hasn’t always been that way. Although the scientific method is now four or five hundred years old, the ancient Greeks, for example, believed that they could (35) ___________the cause of natural events just by the power of thought.
During the 17th century, more and more people began to realize that they could test their scientific ideas by designing a relevant experiment and seeing what happened. A lot of (36) ___________was made in this way by individual scientists. These men and women often worked alone, carrying out research into many different areas of science, and they often received very little (37) ___________for their hard work. At the start of the 20th century, though, it became clear that science was becoming more complicated and more expensive. The individual scientists disappeared, to be replaced by highly qualified teams of experts. Modern science was born.
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.
Accidents do not occur at random. People eighty-five years of age and older are twenty-two times likely to die accidentally than are children five to nine years old. The risk for native Americans is four times that for Asian-Americans and twice that for white Americans or African-Americans. Males suffer accidents at more than twice the rate of females, in part because they are more prone to risky behavior. Alaskans are more than three times as likely as Rhode Islanders to die in an accident. Texans are twenty- one times more likely than New Jerseyites to die in a natural disaster. Among the one hundred most populous counties, Kern County, California (Bakersfield), has an accident fatality rate three times greater than Summit County, Ohio (Akron).
Accidents happens more often to poor people. Those living in poverty receive inferior medical care, are more apt to reside in houses with faulty heating and electrical systems, drive older cars with fewer safety features, and are less likely to use safety belts. People in rural areas have more accidents than city or suburban dwellers because farming is much riskier than working in a factory or office and because emergency medical services are less readily available. These two factors - low income and rural residence - may explain why the south has a higher accident rate than the north.
Which of the following is true according to the passage?
The word “inferior” in the passage is closest in meaning to___________.
According to the passage, which of the following groups of people in America face the highest risk of having an accident?
What does the word “that” in the passage refer to___________?
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a reason for a higher accident rate among the poor?
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 following questions.
The concept of being environmentally conscious, or “green”, has become more prevalent in twenty first-century U.S culture. It has begun to affect the manufacturing of everything from non- toxic household cleaning products to motor vehicles powered by alternative sources of energy. However, one way of being “green” that is perhaps not as apparent to the viewer but of equal importance in being environmentally conscious, is the construction of buildings that are considered “sustainable”. Sustainable buildings are those that do not impose on the environment or rely on the over-utilization of energy or natural resources. There are four main principles of sustainability, which includes consideration of the health and stability of all living things and their environmental diversity, as well as the economic opportunities of humanity.
Sustainable architecture consists of environmentally conscious design techniques. In the past, the demolition of an old building meant that all or most of the debris of the building would end up in a landfill or a waste disposal site. Today, architects can plan and design a building that uses recycled materials, such as wood, concrete, stone, or metal. These materials are salvaged from the demolition of an older building and can be appropriately incorporated into a new construction. Architects and construction supervisors may also choose to recycle more organic parts of demolished buildings, such as wooden doors, windows and other glass, ceramics, paper, and textiles.
A problem that has often arisen has been with how a site crew-whether it is demolition or
construction crew determines and sorts what is “waste” and what is recyclable. Architects and environmental scientists have to decide whether or not a material is appropriate for use in new construction and how it will impact the environment. They must evaluate the materials from the demolition and determine what those materials contain, and if they meet the standards set by the U.S, government’s Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA). If the debris from the demolition contains hazardous materials that are harmful to the environment or to the consumer, such as asbestos, then the material is not salvageable. Use of the asbestos for insulation and as a form of fire retardation in buildings and fabrics was common in the nineteenth century. Asbestos was once used in shingles on the sides of buildings, as well as in the insulation in the interior walls of homes or other construction. In new “green” construction, insulation that once asbestos- based can be replaced with recycled denim or constructed with cellulose-a fibrous material found in paper products. The same-assessment applies to wood or wallboard painted with toxic lead-based paints. In addition, gas-flow regulators and meters on both water and gas heating systems constructed prior to 1961 must be carefully evaluated to determine that they do not contain dangerous substances such as mercury. Mercury can be harmful to humans and the environment if it is spilled during the removal of these devices.
The word “prevalent” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to___________.
In paragraph 1, the author implies that___________.
According to paragraph 1, which of the following is true?
In paragraph 2, the word “salvaged” is closest in meaning to___________.
According to paragraph 2, environmentally conscious design incorporates___________.
In paragraph 3, the author mention both demolition and construction crews in order to___________
The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to___________.
In paragraph 3, the author mentions all of the following hazardous materials found in a debris from a demolition site EXCEPT___________.