You need proper shoes to go hiking in the mountains, _______ the ground is rough and hard.
a. though b. due to c. because of d. because
Choose the sentence which has the closest meaning to the original one.
He could escape from hurt because he was wearing protective clothes.
a. Thanks to his protective clothes, he could escape from hurt.
b. His protective clothes made him hurt. c. Due to his protective clothes, he was hurt.
d. His being hurt made his unable to wear protective clothes.
We were unable to type the contract because the computer malfunctioned.
a. Despite a computer malfunction, we managed to finish typing the contract.
b. The computer malfunction helped us complete the contract.
c. The fact that the computer malfunction prevented us from typing the contract.
d. Thanks to the computer malfunction, we could type the contract.
The roads were slippery because it snowed heavily.
a. It snowed too heavily to make the roads slippery.
b. The heavy snow prevented the roads from-being slippery.
c. Thanks to the slip of the roads, it snowed heavily.
d. The heavy snow made the roads slippery.
The accident happened because she was careless.
a. The accident was prevented due to her carelessness.
b. Her carelessness was responsible for the accident.
c. It was the accident that made her careless.
d. The more careless she was, the less accident happened.
I did not understand what the lecturer was saying because I had not read his book.
a. What the lecturer wrote and said was too difficult for me to understand.
b. The lecturer's book which I had not read was difficult to understand.
c. I found it very difficult to understand what the lecturer said in his book.
d. I would have understood what the lecturer was saying if I had read his book.
Where can people play _______ water polo? a. a b. an c. the d. Φ
No _______ water polo player except _______ goalie can hold the ball with both hands.
a. a / the b. the / Ø c. the / a d. Ø / the
The main task of a defender in a sport game is to _______ the opponents from scoring.
a. prevent b. preventing c. prevention d. preventable
Many young men prefer scuba-diving because it is _______.
a. adventure b. adventurous c. adventurously d. adventurist
I _______ think that scuba diving is more of danger than adventure.
a. person b. personal c. personally d. personalize
What kind of sport one chooses to play mostly depends _______ his preference and health.
a. with b. for c. in d. on
Most referees often wears _______ black. a. in b. for c. with d. on
In water polo game, only the goalie can hold the ball _______ two hands.
a. at b. in c. with d. from
If the score is tied at the end of regulation play, two _____ periods of three minutes each are played.
a. half b. halftime c. quarter d. overtime
A water polo cap is used to ____ the players' heads and to identify them.
a. tie b. penalize c. protect d. move
lf a defender _______ with a free throw, holds or sinks an attacker, he is excluded from the game for twenty seconds. a. punches b. passes c. plays d. interferes
Water polo is a team water game, with six field players and one goalie in each team. The winner of the game is the team that scores more _____. a. nets b. goals c. plays d. balls
As all field players are only allowed to touch the ball with one hand at a time, they must develop the ability to catch and _______ the ball with either hand.
a. throw b. point c. score d. cross
_______ is the activity of swimming underwater using special breathing equipment.
a. Synchronized swimming b. Rowing c. Water polo d. Scuba diving
When the offense takes possession of the ball, the strategy is to _______ the ball down the field of play and to score a goal. a. create b. ride c. advance d. eject
The referee signals with a whistle and by lowering his arm, and the player taking the penalty _______ must immediately throw the ball with an uninterrupted motion toward the goal.
a. arm b. shot c. net d. goal
Some of the students began to fall asleep _______ the lecture was boring and irrelevant.
a. as b. due to c. because of d. on account of
Tommy joined the English Club _______ to increase his circle of friends.
a. because his desire b. because of his desire c. because of he desired d. due to he desired..
_______, I do not consider this composition acceptable.
a. Because of so many errors b. Because of there were so many errors
c. On account of there were so many errors d. As so many errors
The prisoner was given a harsh sentence ______ the nature of his crime.
a. since b. as c. because d. due to
The burglar _______. a. has been disappeared with the cash b. disappeared the cash
c. disappeared with the cash d. was disappeared with the cash
Ellen _______ and sang her song. a. nodded to the audience b. nodded the audience
c. was nodding the audience d. was nodded to the audience
Our teacher _______ to take the exam.
c. gave each of us another chance d. was given each of us another chance
If Charlie _______, he could have been injured.
a. had been run the street b. had been run into the street c. had run the street d. had run into the street
The turtle _______ of Arizona. a. may be lived a small area b. may be lived in a small area
c. may live in a small area d. may live a small area
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
a. events b. spirit c. Asian d. silver
a. gold b. region c. organize d. game.
a. trained b. proved c. impressed d. performed
a. competitor b. medal c. level d. development
a. honor b. high c. host d. hold
a. enthusiast b. successfully c. competitor d. participation
a. spirit b. impress c. event d. perform
a. development b. cooperation c. surprisingly d. facility
a. festival b. badminton c. participant d. organize
a. solidarity b. energetic c. excellently d. combination
a. games b. teams c. medals d. events
a. success b. enthusiast c. support d. surprise
a. southern b. athlete c. both d. enthusiasm
a. compose b. propose c. purpose d. suppose
a. organize b. spirit c. title d. surprising
Choose the best answer:
In _______ 22ndSEA Games, Vietnam won 158 _______ gold medals.
a. Ø / the b. the / Ø c. a / the d. the / the
_______ logo of the 22nd SEA Games is the stylization of Lac bird, the ancient bird pictured of the face of Ngoc Lu kettledrum, _______ most special and typical relic of the ancient Vietnamese culture.
a. A / the b. The / the c. Ø / Ø d. The / Ø
_______ symbol of the SEA Games Federation is to emphasize the solidarity, friendship, and nobility.
a. A b. An c. The d. Ø
The host country, Laos, is expected to announce official sports for 25th SEA Games _______ November 2008. a. on b. in c. during d. from
Vietnam recommended archery, vovinam, billiards-snooker and canoeing ______ official sports at the games.
a. at b. with c. as d. in
The Party and State leaders, delegates, domestic arid international guests, and 11 sports delegations _______ Southeast Asian countries to the 22nd SEA Games were warmly welcomed.
a. over b. at c. for d. from
Johnny used to be one of the most _______ athletes in my country.
a. succeed b. success c. successful d. successfully
The 22nd SEA Games consisted of athletes from eleven _____ countries.
a. participate b. participant c. participation d. participating
_______, the athlete broke the world's record with two attempts.
a. Surprise b. Surprised c. Surprising d. Surprisingly
On behalf of the referees and athletes, referee Hoang Quoc Vinh and shooter Nguyen Manh Tuong swore to an oath of "_______, Honesty and Fair Play".
a. Performance b. Delegation c. Participation d. Solidarity
The ASEAN Para-Games are hosted by the same country where the SEA Games took place.
a. organized b. impressed c. participated d. defended
The ASEAN Para-Games is a biannual multi-sport _______ held after every Southeast Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities.
a. games b. event c. work d. situation
In beach volleyball, Indonesia defeated Thailand in straight sets to take men's gold _______.
a. present b. award c. medal d. reward
The 22nd SEA Games was the first time when Vietnam finished top of the medal _______.
a. standings b. events c. spirits d. programs
Viet Nam's successful hosting of the 22nd SEA Games is considered a/an _____ example for other countries to follow, particularly in honesty, consistence and organizing method.
a. festival b. peaceful c. energetic d. outstanding
_______ you study for these exams, _______ you will do.
a. The harder / the better b. The more / the much
c. The hardest / the best d. The more hard / the more good,
My neighbor is driving me mad! It seems that _______ it is at night, _______ he plays his music!
a. the less / the more loud b. the less / less
c. the more late / the more loudlier d. the later / the louder
Thanks to the progress of science and technology, our lives have become _______.
a. more and more good b. better and better
c. the more and more good d. gooder and gooder
The Sears Tower is _______ building in Chicago.
a. taller b. the more tall c. the tallest d. taller and taller
Petrol is _______ it used to.
a. twice as expensive as b. twice expensive more than
c. twice more than expensive d. more expensive than twice
Peter is _______ John.
a. younger and more intelligent than b. more young and intelligent than
a. more nice and nice b. the nicer c. the nicest d. nicer and nicer
It gets _______ when the winter is coming.
a. cold and cold b. the coldest and coldest
c. colder and colder d. more and more cold
Robert does not have _______ Peter does.
a. money more than b. as many money as
c. more money as d. as much money as
The Mekong Delta is _______ deltas in Vietnam.
a. the largest of the two b. the more larger of the two
c. one of the two largest d. one of the two larger
Vietnam was _______ host country of the 22nd SEA Games.
a. a b. an c. the d. Ø
The 22nd SEA Games Mascot is _______ Golden Buffalo.
a. a b. an c. the d. Ø
To prepare for the 22nd SEA Games, Vietnam carried out _______ intensive program for the athletes.
a. a b. an c. the d. Ø
How many _______ took part in the 22nd SEA Games?
a. compete b. competitors c. competition d. competitor
The second part of the program in the 22nd SEA Games opening ceremony was named "_______ for Peace".
a. Cooperate b. Cooperation c. Cooperative d. Cooperatively
The _______ wanted to reduce the breadth of the games, with many events currently having small fields and weak competition.
a. organize b. organization c. organizable d. organizers
In 2006, Viet Nam made a deep impression ______ other countries in the region by successfully hosting the Southeast Asian Student Sport Festival.
a. with b. for c. in d. on
The Southeast Asian Student Sport Festival is the biggest sport event _______ the youths in the region.
a. for b. on c. in d. of
At his last attempt the athlete was successful _______ passing the bar.
a. in b. for c. with d. on
The number of Vietnamese sport officials and referees of international standard taking part in regional tournaments has increased rapidly.
a. hosting b. participating c. achieving d. succeeding
At the 23rd SEA Games, Viet Nam proved its position in the region by ____ third behind the host - the Philippines and second-ranked Thailand.
a. finishing b. playing c. preparing d. performing
In the 22nd SEA Games in 2003, the country _______ the competition with 340 medals, including 156 golds, 91 silvers and 93 bronzes.
a. defended b. cost c. topped d. ranked
To improve its athletes' _______, Viet Nam has regularly exchanged delegation of sport officials, coaches, referees and athletes with other countries.
a. team b. competitor c. appearance d. performance
_______ is the activity of doing special exercises regularly in order to make your muscles grow bigger.