19. The nurse has to _________ the patients at the midnight.
A. look after B. look up C. look at D. look for
20. Why don't you ________a go? It's not difficult
A. set B. have C. do D. make
Part 1: Read the passage and then choose the best answers (A, B, C, or D) to answer the folowing questions.
Vietnam's education system can be divided into 5 categories: pre-primary, primary, intermediate, secondary, and higher education.
Public kindergartens usually admit children from the age of 18 months to 5 years. Children at 4 or 5 years of age are sometimes taught the alphabet and basic math. This level of education is only popular in major cities.
Children normally start their primary education at the age of six. Education at this level lasts 5 years
and it is compulsory for all children. This compulsory education may be one of the reasons why, despite remaining a less developed country, the literate proportion of the country's population is very high, over 90% on average.
Middle schools teach students from grade 6 to 9. This educational level is generalized throughout most of the country - except in very remote provinces, which expect to popularize and standardize middle education fully within the next few years. Intermediate is a non-compulsory schooling form in Vietnam.
Secondary education, which consists of grades 10, 11 and 12, is standardized in all major urban regions, but is not in rural provinces. After 3 high school terms, all students must attend a graduation test. This test often consists of 6 subjects differently selected each year but has to contain the 3 compulsory ones: Foreign Language (mostly English), Mathematics and Literature. The Vietnamese government intends to merge this test with the university entrance test in 2009.
21. What is the first category of Vietnam’s education system?
A. public kindergartens B. secondary C. pre- primary D. grade 6 to 9
22. How long does the primary education last?
A. 18 months to 5 years B. 5 years C. 3 years D. 4 or 5 years
23. According to the passage, secondary education ________ .
A. is only standardized in all major urban regions
B. is standardized in all regions in rural provinces.
C. is standardized in some urban regions, but is not in rural provinces.
B. is standardized in all major urban regions as well as in rural provinces
24. All of the following subjects are compulsory in the graduation test for all students in grade 12 EXCEPT________
A. Mathematics B. Foreign Language C. History D. Literature
25. Children at________start to learn the alphabet.
A. 6 to 9 years B. 10, 11 and 12 C. 4 or 5 years D. 3 years
Part 2: Read the passage and choose the best answers to fill in the gaps.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is in the Himalayan Mountains between Nepal and China, and it is 8,900 meters high. Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal were the first people (26) _____ to climb Mount Everest. They climbed it in 1953. Since then, men from different countries have been (27) _____ in climbing it.
However, the first woman to make this difficult climb was Junko Tabei, a (28) _____ Japanese woman from Hokkaido. She was a housewife but really interested in climbing mountains. She earned money for her trips (29) _____ English and piano to young children.
In 1975, a Tokyo newspaper-television company organized the Mount Everest climb for women. They chose fifteen women from mountaineering clubs to go to Nepal. The groups climbed for several days. Then there was an avalanche, and most of the women were (30) _____. Only Ms. Tabei was able to climb the last 70 meters and stand on the top of the world. She was the first woman there.
C. was since she has left for London D. has been since she left for London
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the blanks from 41 to 45.
Man is a land animal, but he also closely tied to the sea. Throughout history the sea has served the needs of man. The sea has provided man with food and convenient way to travel to many parts of the world. Today, nearly two thirds of the world's population lives within 80 kilometers of the sea coast.
In the modern technological world, the sea offers many resources to help mankind survive. Resources on land are beginning to be used up. The sea, however, still can be hoped to supply many man's needs. The list of riches of the sea yet to be developed by man's technology is impressive. Oil and gas explorations have been carried out for nearly 30 years. Valuable amounts of minerals existing on the ocean floor are ready to be mined.
Fish farming promises to be a good way to produce large quantities of food. The culture of fish and shellfish is an ancient skill practiced in the past mainly by Oriental people.
Besides oil and gas, the sea may offer new sources of energy. Experts believe that the warm temperature of the ocean can be used in a way similar to the steam in a steamship. Ocean currents and waves offer possible use as a source of energy.
Technology is enabling man to explore ever more deeply under the sea. Thedevelopment of strong, new materials has made this possible. The technology to harvest the sea continues to improve. Experts believe that by the year 2020 the problems that prevent us from exploiting fully the food, minerals, and energy source of the sea will be largely solved.
Question 41: The major things that the sea offers man are ________
A. fish and oil B. minerals and oil
C. food, energy sources, and minerals D. ocean currents and waves
Question 42: The sea serves the needs of man as _________.
A. it provides man with food
B. it offers oil and other valuable sources
C. it provides man with modern technology
D. both A and B
Question 43: We can conclude from the passage that ______________.
A. the sea resources have largely been used up.
B. the sea, in a broad sense, has not yet been developed.
C. the problems that prevent us from fully exploiting the sea have already been solved
D. by the year 2000, the technology will be good enough to exploit all these resources
Question 44: The words “Oriental people” in the fourth paragraph means _______.
Question 45: The best title for this paragraph is __________.
A. Seafood B. Technology for Exploiting the Sea
C. Sea Harvest D. Man and the Sea
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the blanks from 46 to 50.
The relationship between students and teachers is less formal in the USA than in many other countries. American students do not stand up (46) ______ their teachers enter the room. Students are encouraged to ask questions during class, to stop in the teacher’s office for extra help, and to phone if they are absent. Most teachers (47)_______ students to enter class late or leave early if necessary. (48)______ the lack of formality, students are still expected to be polite to their teachers and fellow classmates.
When students want to ask questions, they usually (49) _______ a hand and wait to be called on. When a test is being given, talking to a classmate is not only rude but also risky. Most American teachers consider that students who are talking to each other (50)______ a test are cheating.
Question 46: A. when B. where C. that D. whether
Question 47: A. let B. allow C. make D. encourage
Question 48: A. Though B. In spite C. Despite D. Because of
Question 49: A. rise B. arise C. raise D. put
Question 50: A. in B. when C. while D. during
__________The end __________
PRACTICE TEST 4
I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently
1. A. shifts B. works C. groups D. hands
2. A. conical B. ancestor C.celebrate D. certain
3. A. stopped B. married C. passed D. talked
II. Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others
4. A. solidarity B. energetic C. facilities D. international
5. A. environment B. electricity C. unexpected D. optimistic
III. Choose one best option to complete each sentence by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C or D .
6 . Up to now, the manager _______ a lot of information about his secretary.
A. learned B. has learned C. had learned D.learns
7. Where is Mary? _ She _______her homework in her room.
8. “ What’s the price of this bag?” “_______.”
A. In US dollars? B. You have to pay immediately
C. VND 50,000 D. It’s much cheaper
9. Pointing at someone to attract his / her _______is usually considered rude in most social situations.
A. approach B. attention C. signal D. assistance
10. Don’t drink to drive. The effects of alcohol can be extremely _______in diving.
A. endanger B. endangered C. dangerous D. danger
11. While I _______along the road , I saw a friend of mine.
A. was cycling B. have cycled C. cycled D. am cycling
12. They worked for two hours and then they stopped _______a rest.
A. having B. to have C. had D. to have had
13. Mrs Lien , _______son is studying at the University of law, is a farmer.
A. whose B. who C. whom D. that
14. This is the shortest way to the city center; _______, it is not the only way.
A. however B. although C. therefore D. while
15. Peter is not _______ to go swimming alone.
A. old enough B. enough old C. so old D. so young
16. It is our duty to care for _______sick.
A. an B. the C. a D. no article
17 “ Thank you for your help, Linh” “ _______”
A. With all my heart B. Never remind me
C. All it is for you D. It’s my pleasure
18. How many _______ took part in the 22nd SEA Games?
A. competitors B. competitive C. competes D. competitions
19. To prepare for the 22nd Sea Games , Vietnam carried _______.an intensive program for its ethletes.
A.over B. on C. up D. out
20._______, America depends on Africa for 40 % of its oil imports.
A. Interesting B. Interestingly C. Interested D. Interest
21. The Red Cross is a_______organization whose purpose is to help people in war time and disasters.
A. commercial B. political C . humanitarian D. Military
IV. Choose the best answer to the I by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C or D
The size and location of the world’s deserts are always changing. Over millions of years, as climates change and mountains rise, new dry and wet areas develop. But within the last 100 years, deserts have been growing at a “frightening” speed. This is partly because of natural change, but the greatest desert makers are humans.
In developing countries, 90 percent of the people use wood for cooking and heating. They cut down trees for firewood. But trees are important. They cool the land under them and keep the sun off the smaller plants. When leaves fall from a tree, they make the land richer. When the trees are gone, the smaller plants die, and there is nothing but sand. Yet people must use firewood, raise animals, and grow crops in order to live.
Humans can make deserts, but humans can also prevent their growth. Algeria planted a green wall of trees across the edge of the Sahara to stop the desert sand from spreading. Mauritania planted a similar wall around Nouakchott, the capital. Iran puts a thin covering of petroleum on sandy areas and plants trees. The oil keeps the water in the land, and men on motorcycles keep the sheep and goats away. Other countries build long canals to bring water to desert areas. Yet land that will probably become desert in the future equals the size of Australia. Can people stop the growth of the world’s deserts and save the land that is so essential to life?
22. Most people in developing countries …………………………
A. planted trees on the edge of the deserts. B. cook on wood fires.
C. put oil on sandy areas. D. raise sheep and goats.
23 . When all the trees in an area are cut down, …………………………………….
A. their leaves make the land richer. B. the smaller plants can grow better.
C. they cool the land under their leaves. D. there is nothing left but sand.
24. The word “frightening” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to …………………