Jeans are very popular with young people (1) _______ over the world. Some people say that Jeans are the "uniform" (2) _______ youth. But they haven't always been popular. The story of Jeans (3) _______ almost two hundred years ago. People in Genoa, Italy made pants. The cloth (4) _______ in Genoa was called "Jeanos". The pants were called Jeans. In 1950, a (5) _______ in California began selling pants made from canvas. His name was Levi Strauss. (6) _______ they were so strong, "Levi's pants" became popular (7) _______ gold miners, farmers and cowboys. Six years (8) _______ , Levi began making his (9) _______ with blue cotton cloth called denim. Soon after, factory workers in the United States and Europe began (10) _______ jeans.
II. Read the following passage and fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word (10 points).
English is the first language of many people in countries outside the United Kingdom. When you (1) _________ speakers of English from around the world, you immediately notice (2) _________ they do not all speak in the same way. There are also some (3) _________ in the words they use, including the names (4) _________ common objects that are part of everyone’s daily life. But although pronunciation and (5) _________are not the same everywhere, it is interesting that English speakers (6)_________ opposite sides of the world can understand (7) _________ other quite easily. It does not seem to matter where they learnt the language. And of (8) _________ , this is one reason why speakers of other languages are keen (9) _________ learning English too. If you know English, you are more likely to be able to study or (10) _________ in all sorts of exciting places, such as the United States or Australia.
III. Read the following passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D (10 points)
Every year people in many countries learn English. Some of them are young children. Others are teenagers. Many are adults. Some learn at school. Others study by themselves. A few learn English just by hearing the language in films, on television, in the office or among their friends. But not many are lucky enough to do that. Most people must work hard to learn English.
Why do all these people learn English ? It's not difficult to answer this question. Many boys and girls learn English at school because it is one of their subjects. Many adults learn English because it is useful for their work. Teenagers often learn English for their higher studies because some of their books are in English at the college or university. Other people learn English because they want to read newspapers or magazines in English.
1. What is the writer’s point of view ?
A. People learn English because they want to earn much money.
B. English is useful only for university students.
C. English is popular all over the world.
D. All people learn English when they are young.
2. How do most people learn English ?
A. They watch films.
B. They work hard on the lessons.
C. They hear the language on television.
D. They speak English with their friends.
3. Why do many boys and girls learn English ?
A. Because it is included in their study programs.
B. Because it's useful for their higher studies.
C. Because it's their own language.
D. Because they are forced to learn it.
4. Why do many adults learn English ?
A. Because they want to be able to read newspapers in English.
B. Because they need to communicate with their colleagues in the office.
C. Because they want to get higher studies.
D. Because it helps them in their work.
5. Which of the followings isn't mentioned in the passage ?
A. English is widely spoken the world over.
B. English will be taught in schools worldwide.
C. English is spoken in the office.
D. English is a compulsory subject.
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it (5 points).
1. “Where does your brother work ?” she asked me.
=> She asked __________________________________________________ .
2. “Don’t shout”, I said to him.
=> I __________________________________________________________ .
3. They painted the house green and red.
=> The house __________________________________________________ .
4. I would like you to help me put the chairs away.
=> Do you mind ________________________________________________ ?