Bài 1: Chọn từ thích hợp để điền vào chỗ trống trong câu (mỗi từ chỉ được sử dụng một lần, có từ không được sử dụng ):
HELPFUL BEGIN UNCOMFORTABLE HOMELESS BELIEF INDUSTRIAL PROUD RETIREMENT SIMILARITY COMPARISON OF ENDLESS
1. I write endless letters ________ application, but got no reply.
In _________ with most other countries, Britain has a very high rate of heart attack.
These old people have saved a lot of money for their ____________.
The _________area of the city is not very attractive.
Many _________ families have to live in hostels.
He was very ________ of the work he had done.
He doesn’t agree with the _______ that there is life on other planets.
There is a great _________ between Hari and his twin brother.
These shoes look quite smart but they are terribly _________.
It’s a nice shop and the assistants are all polite and very __________.
Bài 2: Đọc các bài đọc dưới đây và trả lời các câu hỏi kèm theo:
The general opinion abroad is that London has fog or rain or both, everyday of the year, but on the day that I arrived it was fine and warm, there was a bright sun and a cloudless sky. The next day it was just as beautiful; there was a slight wind that gently moved the leaves on the trees, and you could smell the spring in the air. “Life is grand”, I thought as I walked in Kensington Gardens. It was a straight road and I found the way quite easily. When I got my first sight of the Gardens the beauty of it nearly took my breath away. The trees were just bursting into leaf, fresh and green and lovely, and there were beds of spring flowers, red and yellow and blue, in the beautiful, smooth grass under the trees.
What is the weather like in London according to general opinion ?
What was the weather like when the writer visited London ?
What season did the writer feel in London ?
What was his feeling when he first saw the Gardens ?
There are people whose immortality begins from the moment of their death. Hemingway is one of them. He was a great man. The whole of his creative work was a long struggle, for Hemingway, the man and the writer, had many enemies. Perhaps his great enemy was war. He hated it with all his heart, with his whole body, in which 28 bullets had left their traces.
Hemingway hated those who made business of war. In an introduction to his novel “A Farewell To Arms”, Hemingway said that wars started by people who profited from them, and he suggested that those warlike people should be shot on the very first day of war, by sentence of the people. Hemingway hated fascism. He never surrendered. He fought against it with the pen and the sword.
A World Health Organization team investigating the deadly SARS virus says it is possible there is more than one cause of the illness. The group, which is meeting with experts in southern China, says it has found evidence that both the bacteria chlamydia and the coronavirus could be sources of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Chlamydia is normally transmitted sexually, and the coronavirus is commonly found in animals. Scientists believe SARS originated in China's Guangdong province, and are racing to find its cause so they can develop a cure.
On Friday, China issued a public apology for the way it handled early information about the epidemic. The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control, Li Leming, admitted there was poor communication between China's medical departments and mass media in providing timely information about the disease.
SARS has claimed at least 85 lives worldwide, about half of them in China. More than 2500 people are infected in 18 countries. On Saturday, Hong Kong reports 39 new cases of SARS and three more deaths from the disease.
Malaysia said on Saturday that a man who died six days ago was probably the country's first known victim of SARS. Malaysian officials say the 64-year-old man, who died in a Kuala Lumpur hospital on Sunday, last visited China and Singapore last month.
Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines are among 14 places where suspected cases have been reported, but do not appear in WHO statistics. Because the disease is being carried around the world by travelers, many governments are advising citizens against visiting affected areas. In the Asia-Pacific region in particular, governments are imposing strict quarantines and urging citizens to wear face masks.