II. Provide the correct form of the words in capital letters to complete the sentences. (10 points)
26. Great works of art like the Mona Lisa are _______ . PRICE
27. I’m afraid you’ve _______ me because that’s not what I mean. UNDERSTAND
28. My father can repair electrical _______ very well. APPLY
29. Librarians spend a lot of their time _______ books. CLASS
30. My uncle is a keen amateur _________. NATURE
31. A letter should always end with the _______ of the writer. SIGN
32. She became more and more _______ as time went by. ANXIETY
33. He looked at me in _______ when I told him the terrible news. BELIEVE
34. The accident happens because of driving _______ CARE
35. He is extremely _______ about art. KNOWLEDGE
III. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting. (5 points)
36. Many bridges in England were coveredwith wooden roofs to protect it from snow. A B C D
37. Hanoi, along withHa Long and Hue, areamong the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. A B C D
38. The whale died because the rescuers didn’t haveproper equipment to support its weigh.
A B C D
39. Salt was once too scarce and precious that it was used as money.
A B C D
40. Dreams arecommonlymade up of either visual and verbal image. A B C D
IV. Match each sentence in column A with its suitable response in column B. Use each response once only. (5 points)
41. Would you mind if I borrowed a chair?
42. Why don’t we go sightseeing?
43. Thank you for inviting me to your party.
44. Do you need any help?
45. Could you do me a favor?
A. Yes, I do.
B. No, I wouldn’t.
C. No, thank you. I’m fine.
D. Please go ahead.
E. That’s a good idea.
F. That’s very kind of you to say so.
G. How can I help you?
H. It’s my pleasure.
I.Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C, D best fits each space. (10 points)
For many young people sport is a popular part of school life and (46) ..........._ in one of the school teams and playing in matches is very important. (47) _................_ someone is in a team it means a lot of extra practice and often spending a Saturday or Sunday away (48)_..............home, as many matches are played then. It (49)_............._also involve traveling to other towns to play against other school teams and then (50)_........... on after the match for a meal or a drink. Some parents, friends, other students will travel with the team to support (51) ............ own side. When a school team win a match, the whole feel proud, (52)_............... only the players. It can also mean a school (53)_......... well-known for being good at certain sports and pupils from that school may end up playing (54)_....... national and international teams so that the school has some really (55) ......... names associated with it.
II. Read the following passage and fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word. (10 points)
Bill Gates is a very important person in the (56) ........ industry. He (57) ........ been chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation for several years. He is (58) ............. one of the richest people in the world. How did he do it?
He learned a lot (59)_.............. his parents. While Bill was going to school, his father went to college, got a degree, and (60) .............. a successful lawyer. From this, Bill learned that you have to work hard (61)_.............. you want something. His mother was a very busy teacher, but she enjoyed (62)_............. to the parties. From this, he learned something else: (63) .............. you want to work hard and play hard, you have to (64) ............... a schedule.
When Bill was young, he spent a lot of time alone. (65)__............. most of his friends were playing, Bill read all of the World Book Encyclopedia and finished it when he was eight years old.
III. Read the following passage and choose the best answers for these questions (10 points).
Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers to become the dominant language of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after having incorporated many elements of French that was introduced following the Norman invasion of 1066. Until the 1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England and has not extended even as far as Wales, Scotland or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries, English began to spread around the globe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade), colonization, and missionary work. Thus, small enclaves of English speakers became established and grew in various parts of the world. As these communities proliferated, English gradually became the primary language of international business, banking and diplomacy.
Currently, about 80% of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English. Two-thirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is the main language of technology, advertising, media, international airports, and air traffic controllers. Today there are more than 700 million English users in the world, and over half of these are non-native speakers, constituting the largest number of non-native users than any language in the world.
66. What is the main topic of this passage?
A. The number of non-native users of English.
B. The French influence on the English language.
C. The expansion of English as an international language.
D. The use English for science and technology.
67. The word “emerged” in paragraph 1 mean …………….
A. appeared B. hailed C. frequented D. engaged
68. Approximately, when did English begin to be used beyond England?
A. in 1066 B. around 1350 C. before 1600 D. after 1600
69. Which of following is closest in meaning to the word “stored” in paragraph 2?
A. bought B. saved C. spent D. valued
70. According to the passage, approximately how many non-native users of English are there in the world today?
A. a quarter million B. half million C. 350 million D. 700 million
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)