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Họ, tên thí sinh:..........................................................................
Số báo danh:...............................................................................
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. Hand B. Bank C. Sand D. Band
Question 2: A. CooksB. LovesC. JoinsD. Spends
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. Investigate B. Aborigine C. Convenient D. Supervisor
Question 4: A. Determine B. Diversity C. Occupation D. Miraculous
Question 5: A. Suitable B. Eliminate C. Accent D. Cultural
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 6: Okay, I …………… the popcorn if you buy the drinks.
A. will buyB. buyC. would buyD. bought
Question 7: ...................... flowers are usually made of plastic or silk.
A. Unreal B. False C. Artificial D. Untrue
Question 8: Computers are said to be ……….…… for the development of mankind.
A. here today, gone tomorrow B. here and there C. here to stay D. neither here nor there
Question 9: If only the Prime Minister ........his arts policy would lose him the election.
A. had known B. knows C. was knowing D. could have knowing
Question 10: How can the boss act ……………… nothing had happened?
A. therefore B. so C. if D. as though
Question 11: I don’t remember ………….. of your decision to change our vocation plan.
A. to tell B. being told C. telling D. to be told
Question 12: Last year Matt earned …………. his brother, who had a better position.
A. twice as much as B. twice more than C. twice as more as D. twice as many as
Question 13: Most people prefer flying ………….. going by the sea because it’s too much faster.
A. over B. than C. from D. to
Question 14: We have a party tonight and Daisy is worried about ……………. .
A. what to wear B. which wearing C. these wearing D. that she wearing
Question 15: Paul was .... of himself for having stolen money from his mother.
A. shy B. ashamed C. timid D. embarrassed
Question 16: While studying, he was financially dependent …………….. his parents.
A. of B. to C. from D. on.
Question 17: Mr. Pike …………. English at our school for 20 years before he retired last year.
A. had been teaching B. has been teaching C. was teaching D. is teaching
Question 18: Don't worry about trying to catch last train home, as we can easily ……you up for the night.
A. keep B. put C. take D. set
Question 19: This is valuable ................ chair which dates back to the eighteeth century.
A. traditional B. old-fashioned C. antique D. ancient
Question 20: Come with me. I’m seeing “The killer” tomorrow. ……………….
A. Do you? B. Shall you? C. Are you? D. Will you?
Question 21: It is a ……………………… .
A. polyester sleeping blue bag B. blue sleeping polyester bag
C. blue polyester sleeping bag D. sleeping blue polyester bag
Question 22: It is essential that every student ………….. to learn English at university.
A. had B. have C. has D. to have
Question 23: James: “How about a game of cards?” - Susan: “……………………….”
A. Good idea. B. I’m afraid I do.
C. No, it’s interesting, isn’t it? D. Sorry, I don’t like.
Question 24: Tom: “How did you get here?” - John: “………………..”
A. The train is so crowded. B. I came here last night.
C. I came here by train. D. Is it far from here?
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 25:It wasinevitablethat the smaller company should merge with the larger.
A. urgent B. unavoidable C. important D. necessary
Question 26:Around 150 B.C. the Greek astronomer Hipparchus developed a system toclassifystars according to brightness.
A. shine B. record C. categorize D. diversify
Question 27: S. Mayo Hospital in New Orleans was so named in recognition of Dr. Mayo’soutstandinghumanitarianism. A. exhaustive B. charitable C.remarkable D. widespread
Question 28: The weather is horrible at the moment, isn’t it? I hope it clears up later.
A. becomes brighter B. shines C. is not cloudy D. clean
Question 29:. There used to be a shop at the end of the street but it went out of business a year ago.
A. closed up B. closed C. closed down D. closed into
In these sentences, each one has four underlined words or phrases marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the one word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
Question 30: Students suppose to read allthe questions carefully and find out the answers to them.
A B C D
Question 31: It was suggested that Pedro studies the material more thoroughly before attemptingto pass the exam. A B C D
Question 32: My father used to give me a good advicewhenever I had a problem.
A B C D
Question 33: Not until I was on my way to the airport that I realized I had left my passport at home.
A B C D
Question 34: Each of the nurses report to the operating room when his or her name is called.
A B C D
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
The latest addiction to trap thousands of people is Internet, which has been (35) ............... for broken relationships, job losses, finacial ruin and even one suicide. Psychologists now recognize Internet Addiction Syndrome (IAS) as a new illness that could (36) ................... serious problems and ruin many lives. Special help groups have been set up to (37) .................. sufferers help and support.
IAS is similar to (38) ................... problems like gambling, smoking and drinking : addicts have dreams about Internet; they need to use it first thing in the morning; they (39) ............... to their partners about how much time they spend online; they (40) .................. they could cut down, but are unable to do so . A recent study found that many users spend up to 40 hours a week on the Internet; (41) .................... they felt guilty, they became depressed if they were (42) ................... to stop using it.
Almost anyone can be at risk. Some of the addicts are teenagers who are already hooked on computer games and who (43) .................... it very difficult to resist the games on the Internet. Surprisingly, however, psychologists (44) .................. that most victims are middle-aged housewives who have never used a computer before.
Question 35: A. accused B. mistaken C. blamed D. faulted
Question 36: A. take B. cause C. affect D. lead
Question 37: A. recommend B. offer C. suggest D. advise
Question 38: A. others B. another C. the other D. other
Question 39: A. lie B. cheat C. deceive D. betray
Question 40: A. rather B. want C. prefer D. wish
Question 41: A. unless B. without C. although D. despite
Question 42: A. made B. allowed C. let D. had
Question 43: A. have B. find C. feel D. say
Question 44: A. say B. tell C. object D. promise
Read the following passage carefully and then choose the best answer to each question.
Butterflies are among the most extensively studied insects - an estimated 90 percent of the world's species have scientific names. As a consequence, they are perhaps the best group of insects for examining patterns of terrestrial biotic diversity and distribution. Butterflies also have a favorable image with the general public. Hence, they are an excellent group for communicating information on science and conservation issues such as diversity.
Perhaps the aspect of butterfly diversity that has received the most attention over the past century is the striking difference in species richness between tropical and temperate regions.
For example, in 1875 one biologist pointed out the diversity of butterflies in the Amazon when he mentioned that about 700 species were found within an hour's walk, whereas the total number found on the British islands did not exceed 66, and the whole of Europe supported only 321. This early comparison of tropical and temperate butterfly richness has been well confirmed.
A general theory of diversity would have to predict not only this difference between temperate and tropical zones, but also patterns within each region, and how these patterns vary among different animal and plant groups. However, for butterflies, variation of species richness within temperate or tropical regions, rather man between them, is poorly understood. Indeed, comparisons of numbers of species among the Amazon basin, tropical Asia, and Africa are still mostly "personal communication" citations, even for vertebrates, In other words, unlike comparison between temperate and tropical areas, these patterns are still in the documentation phase.
In documenting geographical variation in butterfly diversity, some arbitrary, practical decisions are made. Diversity, number of species, and species richness are used synonymously; little is known about the evenness of butterfly distribution. The New World butterflies make up the preponderance of examples because they are the most familiar species. It is hoped that by focusing on them, the errors generated by imperfect and incomplete taxonomy will be minimized.
Question 45: Which aspect of butterflies does the passage mainly discuss?
A. Their adaptation to different habitats B. Their names
C. Their physical characteristics D. Their variety
Question 46: The word consequence in the passage is closest in meaning to "………….".
A. explanation B. result C. analysis D. requirement
Question 47: Butterflies are a good example for communicating information about conservation issues because they …………… .
A. are found mainly in temperate climates B. have been given scientific names
C. are simple in structure D. are viewed positively by people
Question 48: The word striking in the passage is closest in meaning to "……………..".
A. successful B. noticeable C. confusing D. physical
Question 49: The word exceed in the passage is closest in meaning to "……………".
A. come close to B. locate C. go beyond D. allow
Question 50: All of the followings are mentioned as being important parts of a general theory of diversity EXCEPT ……………….. .
A. migration among temperate and tropical zones
B. variation of patterns of distribution of species among different animals and plants
C. differences between temperate and tropical zones
D. patterns of distribution of species in each region
Question 51: The author mentions tropical Asia in the passage as an example of a location where ……….
D. a general theory of butterfly diversity has not yet been firmly established
Question 52: Which of the following is NOT well understood by biologists?
A. Differences in species richness between temperate and tropical regions
B. Comparisons of behavior patterns of butterflies and certain animal groups
C. European butterfly habitats
D. Differences in species richness within a temperate or a tropical region
Question 53: The idea "little is known about the evenness of butterfly distribution" is that ………… .
A. we know about butterfly evenness distribution to some extent
B. we don't know anything about butterfly evenness distribution
C. there are many other things that we don't know about butterfly evenness distribution
D. we know much about butterfly evenness distribution
Question 54: The word generated in the passage is closest in meaning to "……………".
A. caused B. assisted C. estimated D. requested
Read the following passage carefully and then choose the best answer to each question.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, almost nothing was written about the contributions of women during the colonial period and the early history of the newly formed United States. Lacking the right to vote and absent from the seats of power, women were not considered an important force in history. Anne Bradstreet wrote some significant poetry in the seventeenth century, Mercy Otis Warren produced the best contemporary history of the American Revolution, and Abigail Adams penned important letters showing she exercised great political influence over her husband, John, the second President of the United States. But little or no notice was taken of these contributions. During these centuries, women remained invisible in history books.
Throughout the nineteenth century, this lack of visibility continued, despite the efforts of female authors writing about women. These writers, like most of their male counterparts, were amateur historians. Their writings were celebratory in nature, and they were uncritical in their selection and use of sources.
During the nineteenth century, however, certain feminists showed a keen sense of history by keeping records of activities in which women were engaged. National, regional, and local women’s organizations compiled accounts of their doings. Personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, and souvenirs were saved and stored. These sources from the core of the two greatest collections of women’s history in the United States one at the Elizabeth and Arthur Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, and the other the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. Such sources have provided valuable materials for later Generations of historians.
Despite the gathering of more information about ordinary women during the nineteenth Century, most of the writing about women conformed to the “great women” theory of History, just as much of mainstream American history concentrated on “great men.” To demonstrate that women were making significant contributions to American life, female authors singled out women leaders and wrote biographies, or else important women produced their autobiographies. Most of these leaders were involved in public life as reformers, activists working for women’s right to vote, or authors, and were not representative at all of the great of ordinary woman. The lives of ordinary people continued, generally, to be untold in the American histories being published.
Question 55: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The role of literature in early American histories
B. The place of American women in written histories
C. The keen sense of history shown by American women
D.The “great women” approach to history used by American historians
Question 56: The word “contemporary” in the 1st paragraph means that the history was
A. informative B. thoughtful C. written at that time D. faultfinding
Question 57: In the first paragraph, Bradstreet, Warren, and Adams are mentioned to show that _______
A. a woman’s status was changed by marriage
B. even the contributions of outstanding women were ignored
C. only three women were able to get their writing published
D. poetry produced by women was more readily accepted than other writing by women
Question 58: The word “celebratory” in the 2nd paragraph means that the writings referred to ________
A. related to parties B. religious C. serious D. full of praise
Question 59: The word “they” in the 2nd paragraph refers to________
A. efforts B. authors C. counterparts D. sources
Question 60: In the 2nd paragraph, what weakness in nineteenth-century histories does the author point out?
A. They put too much emphasis on daily activities
B. They left out discussion of the influence of money on politics.
C. The sources of the information they were based on were not necessarily accurate.
D. They were printed on poor-quality paper.
Question 61: On the basis of information in the third paragraph, which of the following would most likely have been collected by nineteenth-century feminist organizations?
A. Newspaper accounts of presidential election results
B. Biographies of John Adams
C. Letters from a mother to a daughter advising her how to handle a family problem
D. Books about famous graduates of the country’s first college
Question 62: What use was made of the nineteenth-century women’s history materials in the Schlesinger Library and the Sophia Smith Collection?
A. They were combined and published in a multivolume encyclopedia
B. They formed the basis of college courses in the nineteenth century.
C. They provided valuable information for twentieth- century historical researchers.
D. They were shared among women’s colleges throughout the United States.
Question 63: In the last paragraph, the author mentions all of the following as possible roles of nineteenth-century “great women” EXCEPT ________
A. authors B. reformers
C. activists for women’s rights D. politicians
Question 64: The word “representative” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to _________
A. typical B. satisfied C. supportive D. distinctive
Part I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.
Question 65: This is my first game of water-polo.
> I have ............................................................................................................................... .
Question 26: “It is a really difficult matter to decide how to solve now. I will need time to think it over”.
A. to sleep on it. B. to make it better C. to make up for it D. to think out of time
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined words in each of the following sentences.
Question 27: “That is a well-behaved boy whose behaviour has nothing to complain about”
A. good behavior B. behaving improprely
C. behaving nice D. behaving cleverly
Question 28: After five days on trial, the court found him innocent of the crime and he was released.
A. benevolent B. innovative C. naive D. guilty
Question 29: His creer advancement was slow and he did not gain any promotion until he was 40, when he won the position of the company’s Chief Excutive.
Progress B. elevation C. rise D. decrease
Choose the option among A, B, C, D which needs correcting to make a complete sentence
Question 30: I didn’t feel like to go to church this morning because it was raining hard
A B C D
Question 31: Tom likes to gossip about other people, so he doesn’t like them to gossip about him.
A B C D
Question32:Have a headache, an upset stomach, and a bad case of sunburn did not put me in a good mood for the evening.
A B C D
Question 33: . Genetic engineering is helping researchers unravel the mysteries of previously incurable
diseases so that they get to its root causes and find cures.
Question 34: The novelist Shirley Hazzard is noted for the insight, poetic style, and sensitive she demonstrates in her works.
D A B C
Choose the word or phrase (A, B, C or D)) that best fits the blank space in the following passage:
Earth is the only place we know of in the universe that can support human life. (35) _____ human activities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world (36) _____ on consuming two-thirds of the world's resources while half of the world's population do so just to stay alive we are rapidly destroying the (37) _____ resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper. Everywhere fertile soil is (38) _____ built on or washed into the sea. Renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover (39) _____. We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a (40) _____ the planet's ability to support people is being reduced at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are (41) _____ increasingly heavy demands on it.
The Earth's (42) _____ resources are there for us to use. We need food, water, air, energy, medicines, warmth, shelter and minerals to (43) _____ us fed, comfortable, healthy and active. If we are sensible in how we use the resources, they will (44) _____ indefinitely. But if we use them wastefully and excessively, they will soon run out and everyone will suffer.
Question 35: A. Although B. Yet C. Still D. Despite
Question 36: A. continues B. repeats C. follows D. carries
Question 37: A. individual B. alone C. very D. solitary
Question 38: A. neither B. sooner C. rather D. either
Question 39: A. utterly B. completely C. quite D. greatly
Question 40: A. result B. reaction C. development D. product
Question 41: A. making B. doing C. having D. taking
Question 42: A. living B. real C. natural D. genuine
Question 43: A. maintain B. stay C. hold D. keep
Question 44: A. remain B. go C. last D. stand
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Ocean water plays an indispensable role in supporting life. The great ocean basins hold about 300 million cubic miles of water. From this vast amount, about 80,000 cubic miles of water are sucked into the atmosphere each year by evaporation and returned by precipitation and drainage to the ocean. More than 24,000 cubic miles of rain descend annually upon the continents. This vast amount is required to replenish the lakes and streams, springs and water tables on which all flora and fauna are dependent. Thus, the hydrosphere permits organic existence.
The hydrosphere has strange characteristics because water has properties unlike those of any other liquid. One anomaly is that water upon freezing expands by about 9 percent, whereas most liquids contract on cooling. For this reason, ice floats on water bodies instead of sinking to the bottom. If the ice sank, the hydrosphere would soon be frozen solidly, except for a thin layer of surface melt water during the summer season. Thus, all aquatic life would be destroyed and the interchange of warm and cold currents, which moderates climate, would be notably absent.
Another outstanding charateristic of water is that water has a heat capacity which is the highest of all liquids and solids except ammonia. This characterisitc enables the oceans to absorb and store vast quantities of heat, thereby often preventing climatic extremes. In addition, water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. It is this characteristic which helps make oceans a great storehouse for minerals which have been washed down from the continents. In several areas of the world these minerals are being commercially exploited. Solar evaporation of salt is widely practised, potash is extracted from the Dead Sea, and magnesium is produced from sea water along the American Gulf Coast.
Question 45: The author’s main purpose in this passage is to ___________.
A. illustrate the importance of conserving water B. describe the properties and uses of water
C. compare water with other liquids D. explain how water is used in commerce and industry
Question 46: The phrase “this vast amount” in line 4 of paragraph 1 refers to __________ .
A. 80,000 million cubic miles of water B. 24,000 cubic miles of rain
C. 80,000 cubic miles of water D. 300 million cubic miles of water
Question 47: The word “replenish” in paragraph 1 can best replaced by ________ .
A. fill again B. replace C. evaporate D. form
Question 48: According to the passage, fish can survive in the oceans because ________ .
A. evaporation and condensation create a water cycle
B. there are currents in the oceans
C. they do not need oxygen
D. ice floats
Question 49: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a characterisitic of water?
A. Water can absorb heat B. Water is good solvent.
C. Water contracts on cooling D. Water expands when it is frozen
Question 50: The word “outstanding” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ________ .
A. exceptionally good B. special C. amusing D. important
Question 51: According the passage, the hydrosphere is NOT ___________ .
A. the part of the earth covered by water B. responsible for all forms of life
Question 52: The author’s tone in the passage can best be described as ________ .
A. dispassionate B. speculative C. biased D. dogmatic
Question 53: The author organizes the passage by _______.
A. juxtaposition of true and untrue ideas B. comparison and contrast
C. general statement followed by examples D. hypothesis and proof
Question 54: Which of the following statements would be the most likely to begin the paragraph immediately following the passage?
A. Water has the ability to erode land
B. Droughts and flooding are two types of disasters associated with water
C. Another remarkably property of ice is its strength
D. Magnesium is widely used in metallurgical processes
Read the following passage and blacken the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions.
ntil recently, most American entrepreneurs were men. Discrimination against women in business, the demands of caring for families, and lack of business training had kept the number of women entrepreneurs small. Now, however, businesses owned by women account for more than $40 billion in annual revenues, and this figure is likely to continue rising throughout the 1990s. As Carolyn Doppelt Gray, an official of the Small Business Administration, has noted, "The 1970s was the decade of women entering management, and the 1980s turned out to be the decade of the woman entrepreneur". What are some of the factors behind this trend? For one thing, as more women earn advanced degrees in business and enter the corporate world, they are finding obstacles. Women are still excluded from most executive suites. Charlotte Taylor, a management consultant, had noted, "In the 1970s women believed if they got an MBA and worked hard they could become chairman of the board. Now they've found out that isn't going to happen, so they go out on their own".
In the past, most women entrepreneurs worked in "women's" fields: cosmetics and clothing, for example. But this is changing. Consider ASK Computer Systems, a $22-million-a-year computer software business. It was founded in 1973 by Sandra Kurtzig, who was then a housewife with degrees in math and engineering. When Kurtzig founded the business, her first product was software that let weekly newspapers keep tabs on their newspaper carriers-and her office was a bedroom at home, with a shoebox under the bed to hold the company's cash. After she succeeded with the newspaper software system, she hired several bright computer-science graduates to develop additional programs. When these were marketed and sold, ASK began to grow. It now has 200 employees, and Sandra Kurtzig owns $66.9 million of stock.
f course, many women who start their own businesses fail, just as men often do. They still face hurdles in the business world, especially problems in raising money; the banking and finance world is still dominated by men, and old attitudes die hard. Most businesses owned by women are still quite small. But the situation is changing; there are likely to be many more Sandra Kurtzigs in the years ahead.
Question 55: What is the main idea of this passage?
A.Women today are better educated than in the past, making them more attractive to the business world.
B.The computer is especially lucrative for women today.
C. Women are better at small business than men are.
D. Women today are opening more business of their own.
Question 56:The word “excluded” is closest meaning to _________ .
A. not permitted in B. often invited to C. decorators of D. charged admission to
Question 57: All of the following were mentioned in the passage as detriments to women in the business world EXCEPT _________ .
A.Women were required to stay at home with their families.
B. Women lacked ability to work in business.
C.Women faced discrimination in business.
D.Women were not trained in business.
Question 58: The word “that” refers to _________.
A. a woman becomes chairman of the board.
B. Women working hard
C. Women achieving advanced degrees
D. Women believing that business is a place for them.
Question 59: According to the passage, Charlotte Taylor believes that women in 1970s _________ .
A. were unrealistic about their opportunities in business management.
B. were still more interested in education than business opportunities
C. had fewer obstacles in business than they do today.
D. were unable to work hard enough to success in business.
Question 60: The author mentions the “ shoesbox under the bed” in order to _________ .
A. Show the frugality of women in business
B. show the resourcefulness of Sandra Kurtzig
C. Point out that initially the financial resources of Sandra Kurtzig’s business were limited
D. suggest that the company needed to expand
Question 61: The expression “ keep tabs on” is closest meaning to _________ .
A. recognize the appearance of B. keep records of
C. provide transportation for D. pay the salaries of
Question 62: The word “hurdles” can be best replaced by __________ .
A. fences B .obstacles C. questions D. small groups
Question 63: It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes that business operated by women are small because ________ .
A. Women prefer a small intimate setting.
B. Women can’t deal with money.
C. Women are not able to borrow money easily.
D. many women fail at large businesses.
Question 64: The author’s attitude about the future of women in business is ________ .
A. skeptical B. optimistic C. frustrated D. negative