A. by the hour B. by hours C. by an hour D. for hours
Question 20: Please don’t __________yourself out. A sandwich will do.
A. let B. put C. leave D. take
Question 21: A. “If only I hadn’t said that to her”.
A. Ah, well, that is life. B. Yes, you mustn’t have done like that
C. No worry, that’s nothing . D. No, you’ve done a very good job
Question 22: A. “I apologize to you for not keeping my promise”
B. “ __________”
A. Well, that’s out of question. B. Your apology is accepted.
C. I am grateful to that. D. That was very sweet of you.
Question 23: A. “How come you didn’t tell me that you would quit the job?”
A. Because I knew you would make a fuss about it. B. I would love to. Thank you.
C. I found the job so demanding. D. Because I’m so bored with it.
Question 24: Stop fighting you two- shake hands and ________your peace with each other!
A. set B. do C. make D. bring
Question 25: Fire crews have been operating at full________.
A. effort B. power C. strength D. energy
Question 26: It was suggested that they_________the distance in very short time.
A. would cover B. covered C. had cover D. cover
Question 27: I am writing with_________to our telephone conversation yesterday.
A. accordance B. reference C. similarity D. speaking
Question 28: He kept his marriage for years, but eventually the truth ________
A. came out B. went out C. came through D. fell out
Question 29: Getting a good school _________is what you need to do.
A. report B. mark C. raise D. comment
Question 30:My decision to leave university after a year is one I now_________regret.
A. harshly B. painfully C. keenly D. heavily
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 31: She had a cozy little apartment in Boston.
A. uncomfortable B. dirty C. lazy D. warm
Question 32: A frightening number of illiterate students are graduating from college.
A. able to read and write B. able to join intramural sport
C. inflexible D. unable to pass an examination in reading and writing
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the following blanks.
BOOKS BEFORE SCHOOL?
Many people believe that they should begin to teach their children to read when they are scarcely more than toddlers. This is fine if the child shows a real interest but forcing a child could be (33)________ if she isn’t ready. Wise parents will have a (34)________attitude and take the lead from their child. What they should provide is a selection of (35)________ books and other activities. Nowadays, there is plenty good (36)________available for young children, and of course, seeing plenty of books in use about the house will also encourage 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 (37)________and extend the pleasure a child finds in a book and are equally valuable in helping to increase vocabulary and concentration. Television gets a bad (38)________ as far as children are concerned, mainly because too many spend too much time watching programs not intended for their age group. Too many television programs attract an incurious, uncritical attitude that is going to make learning more difficult. However, (39)________viewing of programs designed for young children can be useful. Just as adults enjoy reading a book after seeing it (40)________on television, so children will pounce on books which (41)________ their favorite television characters , and videos can add a new (42)________to a story known from a book.
Question 33: A. unuseful B. unproductive C. useful D. counter-productive
Question 34: A. cheerful B. contented C. relaxed D. hopeful
Question 35: A. bright B. thrilling C. energetic D. stimulating
Question 36: A. material B. sense C. produce D. amusement
Question 37: A. uphold B. found C. assist D. reinforce
Question 38: A. review B. press C. criticism D. result
Question 39: A. cautious B. choice C. discriminating D. approved
Question 40: A. serialized B. revised C. transferred D. visualized
Question 41: A. illustrate B. extend C. possess D. feature
Question 42: A. revival B. dimension C. option D. existence
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 43: It was boiling yesterday. We have a very humid and dry summer this year.
A. very hot B. cooking C. dry D. cooked
Question 44: It was inevitable that the smaller company should merge with the larger one.
A. vital B. unnecessary C. urgent D. unavoidable
Question 45: He made one last futile effort to convince her and left home.
A. favorable B. difficult C. ineffectual D. firm
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.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in the small Tuscan town of Vinci, near Florence. He was the son of a wealthy Florentine public official and a peasant woman. In the mid-1460s, the family settled in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence could offer. He rapidly advanced socially and intellectually. He was handsome, persuasive in conversation, and a fine musician and improviser. About in 1466 he apprenticed as a studio boy to Andrea Del Verrocchio. In Verrocchio’s workshop, Leonardo was introduced to many activities, from the painting of altarpieces and panel pictures to the creation of large sculptural projects. In 1472, he was entered in the painter’s guild of Florence, and in 1476, he was still mentioned as Verrocchio’s assistant. In Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ, the kneeling angel at the left of the painting is by Leonardo.
In 1478, Leonardo became an independent master. His first commission, to paint an altarpiece for the chapel of the Palazzo Vecchino, the Florentine town hall, was never executed. His first large painting, The Adoration of the Magi, left unfinished, was ordered in 1481 for the Monastery of San Donato a Scopeto, Florence. Other works ascribed to his youth are the so-called Benois Madonna, the portrait Ginerva de’ Benci, and the unfinished Saint Jerome.
In 1482, Leonardos career moved into high gear when he entered the service of the duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, having written the duke an astonishing letter in which he stated that he could build portable bridges; that he knew the techniques of constructing bombardments and of making cannons; that he could build ships as well as armored vehicles, catapults, and other war machines; and that he could execute sculpture in marble, bronze, and clay. He served as a principal engineer in the duke’s numerous military enterprises and was so active also as an architect. In addition, he assisted the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli in the celebrated work Divina Proportione.
Evidence indicates that Leonardo had apprentices and pupils in Milan, for whom he probably wrote the various texts later compiled as Treatise on Painting. The most important of his own paintings during the early Milan period was The Virgin of the Rocks, two versions of which exist; he worked on the compositions for a long time, as was his custom, seemingly unwilling to finish what he had begun.
From 1495 to 1496, Leonardo labored on his masterpiece, The Last Super, a mural in the refectory of the Monastery of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Milan. Unfortunately, his experimental use of oil on dry plaster was technically unsound, and by 1500 its deterioration had begun. Since 1726 attempts have been made, unsuccessfully, to restore it; a concerted restoration and conservation program, making use of the latest technology, was begun in 1977 and is reversing some of the damage. Although much of the original surface is gone, the majesty of the composition and the penetrating characterization of the figures give a fleeting vision of its vanished splendor.
During his long stay in Milan, Leonardo also produced other paintings and drawings, most of which have been lost, theater designs, architectural drawings, and models for the dome of Milan Cathedral. His largest commission was for a colossal bronze monument to Francesco Sforza, father of Ludovico, in the courtyard of Castello Sforzesco. In December 1499, however, the Sforza family was driven from Milan by French forces; Leonardo left the statue unfinished and he returned to Florence in 1500.
Question 46: What is NOT mentioned about the young Leonardo da Vinci?
A. He was physically attractive. B. He was a talented speaker
C. He was well-connected D. He was gifted in many fields of art.
Question 47: The word “apprenticed” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to_______
A. cleaned B. painted C. studied D. mastered
Question 48: What can be inferred about Andrea Del Verrocchio?
Question 49: How old was Leonardo da Vinci when he became an independent master?
A. 23 B. 25 C. 26 D. 28
Question 50: The pronoun “he” in paragraph 3 refers to_______
A. Leonardo da Vinci B. The duke C. Sforza D. Milan
Question 51: What is NOT mentioned as a work by a young Leonardo da Vinci?
A. The Adoration of the Magi B. Ginerva de’ Benci
C. Donato a Scopeto D. Saint Jerome
Question 52: The word “catapults” in paragraph 3 is probably_______
A. an animal B. a method of transportation
C. a food D. an arm
Question 53: Which of the following sentences best paraphrases the information in the passage?
“He worked on the compositions for a long time, as was his custom, seemingly unwilling to finish what he had begun.”
A. Leonardo felt the need to work on his works for as long a time as was needed to achieve perfection.
B. For some reasons, Leonardo da Vinci took an extraordinarily long time to finish many creations.
C. Leonardo kept working until everything seemed perfect.
D. Leonardo would start many projects at the same time, but they would never finish together.
Question 54: The word “concerted” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to_______
A. musical B. artistic C. organized D. painful
Question 55: What is NOT mentioned as a creation of Leonardo da Vinci’s while he was in Milan?
A. theatre designs B. architectural drawings
C. models of bronze horses D.models for church domes
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 56:All Vietnamese special schools are funded by money from government and/or
A B C
Question 57:Establishing in 1984 for students who wanted to study art and music subjects, LaGuardia
was the first public school of its kind.
Question 58: Everyone needsspecial care and attention so that he or she will grow up into a
A B C D
responsible human being.
Question 59: Some of the people were standing in the street watched the parade, while others were A B C D
Question 60: The streets are crowded with a population who has no interest in learning.
A B C D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to the original sentence.
Question 61: “If you practice more, you might be able to make a career out of music”. Her teacher said.
A. Her teacher said that if she practiced more, she might be able to make a career out of music.
B. Her teacher said that if she practiced more, she might have been able to make a career out of music.
C. Her teacher said that if she had practiced more, she might be able to make a career out of music.
D. Her teacher said that if she had practiced more, she might have been able to make a career out of music.
Question 62: The purpose of any invention is to make our lives better, so good or bad, it depends on the way by which we use these inventions.
A. Whether an invention is good or bad depends on the way by which we use it because the purpose of any invention is to make our lives better.
B. We can use either good or bad inventions to make our lives better.
C. The purpose of any invention, whether good or bad, is to make our lives better. This depends on the way by which we use these inventions.
D. Good or bad as they are, all inventions have the same purpose to make our lives better.
Question 63: California attracted people from many countries when gold was discovered in 1848.
A. Discovered in 1848, gold was attractive to people in California.
B. Discovered in California in 1848, gold attracted people from many countries there.
C. Gold in California was discovered in 1848 after many people came here.
D. When people are attracted to California, they discovered gold in 1848.
Question 64:The number of people who understand his ideas exceeds his expectations.
A. Fewer people understand him that he expects.
B. Not as many people understand him as he expects.
C. More people understand him than he expects.
D. He expects that more people understand him.
Question 65:Fred had only himself to blame for losing his driving license for repeated speeding.
A. It’s a pity for Fred to lose his driving license for repeated speeding.
B. It serves Fred right that he lost his driving license for repeated speeding.
C. Fred’s loss of his driving license was not his fault at all.
D. I feel regrets for Fred’s losing his driving license
Question 66:It is unlikely that the results of the elections will be made public before tomorrow morning.
A. Tomorrow morning is probably the earliest that anyone will know the results of the elections.
B. Before tomorrow morning we will probably know the results of the elections.
C. The results of the elections will most likely be made known before tomorrow morning.
D. We will probably not be told the results of the elections tomorrow morning.
Question 67: Tom went on and on apologizing for it, which was quite unnecessary.
A. Tom can’t have apologized. I quite understand.
B. Tom shouldn’t have apologized. I quite understand.
C. Tom wouldn’t have apologized. I quite understand.
D. Tom needn’t have apologized. I quite understand.
Question 68: You must make allowances for his inexperience.
A. He was not allowed to go because of his inexperience.
B. Although he was inexperienced, we must let him in.
C. You shouldn’t pay attention to his inexperience.
D. You should take his inexperience into account.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is best-built from the prompts given.
Question 69: He/ problems/not/concentrate/office work
A. He has so much problems that he cannot concentrate on his office work.
B. He has such many problems that he cannot concentrate on his office work.
C. He has too many problems so that he cannot concentrate on his office work.
D. He has such a lot of problems that he cannot concentrate on his office work.
Question 70: All/ people/earth/know/without/ ozone layer, not only/ human beings/ but also/all/plants and animals/ expose/ dangerous rays/sun
A. All of people on earth know that without the ozone layer, not only human beings but also all plants and animals are exposed by dangerous rays from the sun.
B. All people on earth know that without the ozone layer, not only human beings but also all plants and animals would be exposed to dangerous rays from the sun.
C. All of people on earth know that without the ozone layer, not only human beings but also all plants and animals would expose to dangerous rays of the sun.
D. All people on the earth know that without the ozone layer, not only human beings but also all plants and animals would expose to dangerous rays of the sun.
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.
It is said that George Washington was one of the first to realize how important the building of canals would be to the nation’s development. In fact, before he became the President, he headed the first company in the United States to build a canal, which was to connect the Ohio and Potomac rivers. It was never completed, but it showed the nation the feasibility of canals. As the country expanded westward, settlers in western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio needed a means to ship goods. Canals linking natural waterways seemed to supply an effective method.
In 1791, engineers commissioned by the state of New York investigated the possibility of a canal between Albany on the Hudson River and Buffalo on Lake Eric to link the Great Lakes area with the Atlantic seacoast. It would avoid the mountains that served as a barrier to canals from the Delaware and Potomac rivers.
The first attempt to dig the canal, to be called the Eric Canal, was made by private companies but only a comparatively small portion was built before the project was halted for lack of funds. The cost of the prospect was an estimated $5 million, an enormous amount for those days. There was some on-again-off-again federal funding, but this time the War of 1812 put an end to construction. In 1817, DeWitt Clinton was elected Governor of New York and persuaded the state to finance and build the canal. It was completed in 1825, costing $2 million more than expected.
The canal rapidly lived up to its sponsors’ faith, quickly paying for itself through tolls. It was far more economical than any other form of transportation at the time. It permitted trade between the Great Lake region and the East coast, robbing the Mississippi River of much of its traffic. It allowed New York to supplant Boston, Philadelphia, and other eastern cities as the chief center of both domestic and foreign commerce. Cities sprang up along the canal. It also contributed in a number of ways to the North’s victory over the South in the Civil War.
An expansion of the canal was planned in 1849. Increased traffic would undoubtedly have warranted its construction had it not been for the railroads.
Question 71: Why does the author most likely mention George Washington in the first paragraph?
A. He was President at the time the Eric Canal was built.
B. He commissioned engineers to study the possibility of building the Eric Canal.
C. He successfully opened the first canal in the United States.
D. He was involved in pioneering efforts to build canals.
Question 72: The word “feasibility” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _______
A. possibility B. capability C. difficulty D. profitability
Question 73: According to the passage, the Eric Canal connected the _______
A. Delaware and Potomac Rivers B. Hudson River and Lake Eric