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HE EXAMINATION ( 2010-2011 )



Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words:

  1. A. roughs B. ploughs C. coughs D. laughs

  2. A. walked B. jumped C. missed D. started

  3. A.July B.system C.easily D.study

Pick out the word that has different stress from that of the other words

  1. A. situation B. appropriate C. informality D. entertainment

  2. A. discuss B. waving C. airport D. often

Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one.

  1. Most doctors and nurses have to work on a _______ once or twice a week at the hospital.

A. solution B. night shift C. household chores D. special dishes

  1. Many young people have objected to _______ marriage, which is decided by the parents of the bride and groom.

A. agreed B. shared C. contractual D. sacrificed

  1. It is _______ not to say "Thank you" when you are given something.

A.small B.rude C. slight D. formal

  1. To Vietnamese students, the _______examination to university is very difficult.

A. require B. requirement C. requiring D. required

  1. He has not been offered the job because he cannot meet the____of the company.

A. requirements B. applicants C. information D. education

  1. Qualifications and _______ are two most important factors that help you get a good job.

A. politeness B. experience C. attention D. impression

  1. There are several places where residents face the threat of _______ every day.

A. terrorist B. terrorism C. terrorize D. terror

  1. Emily said that her teacher _______ to London _______.

A. will go / tomorrow B. went / tomorrow

C. would go / the next day D. had gone / the next day

  1. It’s the first time he ___________ a car.

A. drives B. drove C. has driven D. had driven

  1. They _________serving meals by the time we get to the restaurant.

A. will stop B. stopped C. are stopping D. will have stopped

  1. If I __________you were sick, I would have come to visit you sooner.

A. had known B. have known C. would have known D. know

  1. Do you remember Mr. Darnell, _________taught us English Literature ?

A. who B. whom C. that D. which

  1. The children slept well, despite ______ .

A. it was noise B. the noise C. of the noise D. noisy

  1. Despite the fact that ______ , we enjoyed our trip.

A. the weather is bad B. it is a bad weather

C. the bad weather D. the weather was bad

  1. It’s no use_________ you didn’t know.

A. pretending B. pretend C. to pretend D. pretended

  1. Mary is very fond ___________.animals. She has three cats and two dogs.

A. about B. since C. of D. between

  1. I fell in ________love with him because of his kind nature.

A. a B. the C. X D. an

  1. Sally turned her report, ________________?

A. doesn’t she B. did she C. hadn’t she D. didn’t she

  1. He got a new alarm clock .................... he'd get up on time.

A. although B. so that C. since D. so

  1. They are _____ young _____ drive the car.

A. so / that B. too / to C. enough / to D. not only / but also

  1. . - “ Do you mind if I use your bike ?” - “ ____________.”

A. Yes, you do. B. Yes. It’s my pleasure

C. No, you don’t. D. No, You can use it.

  1. -“ I’d like the blue jacket, please! Can I try it on?” _ “ _______”

A.Yes, you would B.Yes, you must

C.Yes, certainly D.Yes, you do

  1. “What an attractive hair style you have got, Mary!” _ “___________”

A. Thank you very much. I am afraid B. You are telling a lie

C. Thank you for your compliment D. I don't like your sayings

  1. A: _____? –B: Once a week

A. How often do you go shopping B. How much do you want

C. Are you sure D. When will you get there

  1. Congratulations! You did great. - _____________.

A. It’s nice of you to say so. B. It’s my pleasure.

C. You’re welcome. D. That’s okay.

Error Identification

  1. Mr Smiths is going to buy a new Japanese car, doesn’t it?

                        A               B              C                           D

  1.   Hardly he had  entered the office when he realized that he had forgotten his wallet

                A                                           B                  C                          D

  1. As soon as I will graduate, I’m going to return to my country.

        A                     B                        C                     D

  1. Every student who majors in English are ready to participate in the oratorical contest.


  1. The last day of the holiday will ended in disaster.


Choose the sentences that have the same meaning with the given ones

  1. She was careless. A fire broke out in the kitchen.

A.If she were careless, a fire broke out in the kitchen.

B.If she had been careful, a fire broke out in the kitchen.

C.If she had been careless, a fire would have broken out in the kitchen.

D.If she had been careful, a fire would not have broken out in the kitchen.

  1. "I am sorry I didn't wait for you," Mary said to John.

A. Mary apologized for not waiting for John. B. Mary insisted on not waiting for John.

C. Mary sorry for not waiting for John. D. Mary denied not waiting for John.

  1. Although she tells lies, I believe her.

A. In spite of telling lies, I believe her.

B. In spite her telling lies, I believe her.

C. In spite her telling lies, I believe her.

D. In spite of her tell lies, I believe her.

  1. It is believed that the man escaped in a stolen car.

A. The man is believed to escaped in a stolen car.

B. The man is believed to have escaped in a stolen car.

C. The man is believed to escaped in a stolen car.

D. They believed that the man stole the car.

  1. My father hasn’t smoked cigarettes for a month.

A. It’s a month since my father last smoked cigarettes.

B. It’s a month ago that my father smoked cigarettes.

C. It’s a month that my father hasn’t smoked cigarettes.

D. It’s a cigarette that my father smoked a month ago

Choose the best option A, B, C or D to complete the passage

Preparation is a key to a successful interview. Does the idea make you feel a little (41)_______? Many people find that it is the hardest part of the (42)________process. But it is not really true. The more you prepare and practice , the more comfortable you will feel.You should find out as much as (43)__________about the company before you go to the interview. Understand the products that they produce and the services that they provide . It is also good to know who the customers are and who the major (4)___________are. Practice makes perfect. It will also make you feel more confident and relaxed . So , practice your answers to common questions . Make a list of questions to ask , too. Almost all interviewers will ask if you have questions. This is a great opportunity for you to show keenness, (45)___________and knowledge .

41. A. worry B. nervous C. frightening D. confused

42. A employment B. employed C. employing D. employable

43. A. possible B. impossible C. long D. well

44 . A. counterpartsB. clerks C. acquaintances D. competitors

45. A. enthusiasm B. qualifications C. desire D. opportunity

Read the passage and choose the best answer.

Throughout the United States, the number of places where people are allowed to smoke has gradually become smaller and smaller. First, it was banned on trains, buses and planes, then in public places such as theatres and airports. Now you can’t smoke in any workplace. Nonsmokers are definitely winning the battle. “ Why should we breathe their smoke ?”, they say.

If they are lucky, smokers can still find some bars and restaurants where they can light up a cigarette, but it may soon be banned there , too. Anti-smoking groups even think that smoking ought to be banned in people’s homes.

Under new plans you won’t be able to smoke where there are more than ten visitors in a week, or where there are children. In 1996, nicotine was classed as drug, like cocaine or heroin. In the country that gave tobacco to the world, smoking might one day be illegal

  1. Now you can smoke ___________ but in the future you can’t.

a. on trains b. in theatres c. on planes d. in bars

  1. . “ Why should we breathe their smoke?” The word “their” in this sentence means:

a. smokers’ b. other people’s c. nonsmokers’ d. visitors’

  1. Which of the following sentences is true according to the passage?

a. The number of smokers has become smaller

b. You can smoke in some bars and restaurants

c. You can smoke in your office

d. There are more places for people who want to smoke

  1. “ Nonsmokers are winning the battle” means:

a. There are more nonsmokers.

b. There are more smokers

c. There are fewer places where people can smoke

d. There are more places where people can smoke.

  1. In the future, smoking in ____________ may soon be banned.

a. bars and restaurants. b. the country that gave tobacco to the world.

c. large family’s homes d. all of these places.


Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentences.

1). That's the coffee bar ..................... I usually meet my friends.

A). for which B). where C). which D). in that

2). Jane : " Do you want any help?" - Peter : "................."

A). Not at all B). I hope not

C). No, thanks . It's all right. D). Yes , That's right.

3). Thien : " My first English test was not as good as I expected .

" - Thomas : " ................."

A). Good Heavens! B). Never mind , better job next time!

C). That's brilliant enough! D). It's okay . Don't worry.

4). Don't worry . I'll ..................... you a hand with the washing up.

A). give B). borrow C). return D). take

5). Non-verbal................such as waving , nodding or shaking of the head also have cultural meanings.

A). signs B). marks C). opinion D). signals

6). The economy ..................... substantial changes thanks to the open policy.

A). has undergone B). has developed

C). have experienced D). has promoted

7). In Vietnam , children start school at the age of 6 and ........... school at the age of 18.

A). go to B). stop C). end D). leave

8). Our Party and Government continue to reaffirm their strong ...........to DOI MOI policy.

A). achievement B). commitment C). measure D). introduction

9). Someone knocked on the door while I ........................ a bath.

A). was having B). had C). is having D). has

10). The building , ..................... by the storm , has to be torn down.

A). which badly damaged B). was badly damaged

C).badly damaged D). that was badly damaging

11). I wish I shared his ..................... , but I really don't think this will work.

A). pessimism B). optimism C). survival D). depression

12). You shouldn't wear casual clothes to an interview.

A). untidy B). formal C). informal D). elegant

13). When we arrived at the meeting , the first speaker ........... and the audiences ..........

A). was finishing/ had clapped D). had just finished / were clapping

B). has just finished / were clapping C). finished / had clapped

14). My little brother is very ..................... collecting sea shells.

A). keen in B). fond for C). keen on D). interested of

15). ..................... my father did not hold a well-paying job , he enjoyed his job a lot.

A). However B). Although C). But D). In spite of

16). ..................... his poor condition , Jim tried to study well.

A). Although B). In spite of C). Because D). But

17). She ..................... going for a picnic at the weekend.

A). promised B). advised C). denied D). suggested

18). People ..................... that money is everything often become slaves to it.

A). whose believed B). that believing

C). whom believe D). who believe

19). You can choose to get a job when you have finished the............. part of your education.

A). secondary B). compulsory C). primary D). school

20). He offered to take her home , ..................... she didn't want to.

A). Although B). and C). therefore D). but

21). DOI MOI or Renovation .......................... in Vietnam in 1986.

A). is initiated B). had initiated C). was initiated D). initiated

22). She asked me ..................... my work on the project.

A). whether I finished B). if I had finished

C). I had finished D).If I have finished

23). Who.................to on the phone when we came into the room?

A). did you talk B). have you been talking

C). had you talked D). were you talking

24). It took Vietnam eleven years .................

A). to get access to WTO and become its 150th member.

B). getting access to WTO and become its 150th member.

C). getting access to WTO and becoming its 150th member.

D). getting access to WTO and to become its 150th member.

25). A school year is often divided ..................... two semesters.

A). for B). in C). with D). into

26). If I had noticed him , I ..................... hello.

A). would have said B). would say C). had said D). will say

27). They wanted to know ..................... in the area.

A). how long would he stay B). If he would stay how long

C). how long he will stay D). how long he would stay

28). We haven't seen our uncle for three years.

A. We first met our uncle three years ago.

B. The last time we met our uncle was three years ago.

C. We never saw my uncle three years ago.

D. Three years is a long time for us to see our uncle.

29). This is the first time they've been to England.

A. They have never been to England before.

B. They went to England once.

C. They haven't been to England so far.

D. They've been to England many times.

30). 'When will the final exam be taken?' Bill wanted to know……………

A. When will the final exam be taken

B. When the final exam will be taken

C. When would the final exam be taken

D. When the final exam would be taken

Choose the letter A,B,C, or D to show the underlined part of each sentence that needs correction.

31). The National Curriculum is setting by the Government and must be followed in all states schools.


32). Her last book is published in 20 languages many years ago.


33). Dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago because of the earth’s climate changed drastically


34). Many charity organizations have brought food supplies and clothes to flood- effecting


areas in the Mekong Delta


35). I have no confidence enough to participate in the English – speaking competition.


Choose the best option A, B, C or D to complete the passage .

All members of the family have accepted the daily tasks of housekeeping . These duties are not intended as a punishment . They are (36)................. to the happiness and well-being of the family. (37) .................family member has agreed to cheerfully contribute to the welfare of the family by working together as a team to get these chores (38).................quickly every day.

We have a separate checklist for each day of the week. Each list is slightly different. Each person will have a number assigned to him for the day. He will complete all corresponding items (39)................. the checklist, starting at the top, and complete them in sequence. We will cheerfully work together on each room (40).................the checklist for that room is done, then move on to the next room. Any disputes over the completion of a chore will be settled by Mom or Dad.

36). A. needed B. contrary C. important D. close

37). A. Each B. all C. Some D. No

38). A. made B. solved C. done D. left

39). A. from B. by C. on D in

40). A. until B. as soon as C. after D. by the time

Read the passage and choose the best answer.

When you apply for a job, one of the most important things is job interview. In order to make a good impression during a job interview, you need to prepare yourself for the interview carefully. Punctuation is very necessary. You should arrive in plenty of time so that you have a little of time to relax and keep calm before the interview. You should be well—dressed. Do not wear a skirt which is too short or jeans. You also need to plan what you are going to say. You have to answer a lot of questions about your education and experience. You may be asked many things about yourself and especially about the reason why you decide to apply for the job. You can ask the interviewer about the salary you expect, the position you are applying and the duties you have to do in the job. You also must try to find out as much as possible about the company you want to work for.

41). When you apply for a job .....................

  1. job interview is not important. B. don't make any good impression.

C. preparation is not necessary. D. interview is important for you to prepare.

42). What about punctuation?

A. Being late is all right. B. You should arrive early enough to relax.

C. Punctuation is not important. D. If you are late the interviewer will wait.

43). What about clothes?

A. You can wear whatever you like. B. You should be well dressed.

C. Jeans are suggested. D. short skirt makes you more attractive.

44). You may be asked about.....................

A. your study B. the reason why you are interested in the job

C. your experience D. All are correct

45). You can ask the interviewer about.....................

A. the salary, position and duties

B. the salary, position and his age

C. the salary and the interviewer's education

D. the salary, the interviewer's family and his duties.

Choose the word with the different pronunciation of the underlined part.

46). A. although B. threat C. throw D. thrill

47) A. called B. played C. admired D. liked

48). A. pollute B. consume C. nuclear D. fuel

Choose the word with the different stress pattern

49). A. conical B. determine C. contractual D. supportive

50). A. physical B. mischievous C. suitable D. romantic


A- Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently

1. A. manufacture B. future C. nursery D. secure

2. A. weather B. thank C. though D. clothes

3. A. looked B. hoped C. prevented d. washed

B – Choose the word whose stressed syllable is different from that of the others

4. A. answer B. refuse C. begin D. enjoy

5. A. conception B. community C. economical D. discover

II / VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR : Choose the best option .

6. At school he not only had a good …………..record but also excelled at sports .

A. knowledge B. academic C. intellectual D. education

7. In our country , many women still have to …………more in marriage than men do .

A. determine B. equalize C. apologize D. sacrifice

8. I think your hair needs ……………. . It’s too long .

A. to cut B. cutting C. to be cutting D. being cut

9. This is an application letter , so you must write it in a/ an …………..way .

A. formal B. informal C. casual D. especial

10. Gestures and facial expressions are called …………….form of communication .

A. social B. verbal C. non-verbal D. informal

11. The government made serious attempts to raise the living …………..of the people .

A. standard B. cost C. level D. price

12. Major new investments are aimed at reviving the …………..economy of the country .

A. developed B. stagnant C. inefficient D. ruin

13. Come and see me as soon as you ……………….your report .

A. finishes B. are finishing C. will finish D. have finished

14. Do you remember Mr. Phung , ………….taught us Literature ?

A. that B. who C. which D. A & B are correct

15. Children are required to be in full-time education …………… the age of 5 and 16 .

A. at B. from C. between. D. by
16. She said she ______ that film several years before.

A. had seen B. has seen C. saw D. would see

17. The students in this class were made ______ very hard.

A. learn B. to learn C. learning D. having learnt

18. I couldn't find Jo at the party last night. If I ______ him, we'd have been happy.

A. meet B. met C. have met D. had met

19. When I met John, he ______ from his university already.

A. graduated B. was graduating C. has graduated D. had graduated

20. He got an excellent grade in his examination ______ the fact that he had not worked particularly hard.

A. on account of B. because of C. in spite of D. Although


A - Read the passage and choose the best answer to complete each sentence .

Choosing the right career may be hard . Many people who graduate from school or college do not know what to do with their lives , and get a job without really thinking about it . For some , things work out fine , but others often find themselves stuck in a job that they hate .Your working life lasts an average of forty years , so it is important to find a job you like and feel enthusiastic about . Luckily , there are many ways you can get help to do this .

The Australian website , WWW.careeronline.com , compares choosing a career with going to the movies . Before you see a movie , you find out what films are being shown . The site suggests you should do the same with your career – find out what jobs are available and what your opinions are . Next , decide which movie you like best ; if you are not a romantic person , you won’t want to see a love story . In other words , with your career , you should decide which job will suit your personality . Finally , decide how to get movie tickets , and find out where the theater is before you go . With your career , you need to find information about where you can work , how much you will earn , and how to get a job in that profession .

16. According to the passage , deciding on the right profession can be ………… .

A. easy B. simple C. challenging D. quick

17. If a person starts working at the age of 20 , he will probably not retire until he is ….

A. 40 B. 50 C. 60 D. 70

18. Which of the following advice is not given by www.careeronline.com for getting the right job ?

A. Find out what job choices you have .

B. Decide which job is best for your personality .

C. Get information about when the job starts .

D. How much can you earn .

19. Through the passage , the writer wants to advise us ……………….. .

A. to love the job that we are doing .

B. to give up the job that we don’t like .

C. to apply for as many jobs as possible

D. to think it over carefully before choosing a job .

B – Choose the answer that best fits each space to complete the following passage .

If you want to ………(20) university , you must pass examinations that most students ………..(21) at the age of 18 ( called A level ) . Most students take three “A” levels and they must do well ….….(22) to obtain a place at university because the places are …………(23) . At the moment , approximately 30% of young people go to university in Britain .

If you get a place at university , the ………(24) is free , and some students also get a grant . Most university courses last 3 or 4 years ; some one or two courses ,e.g. Medicine may be even longer . Students at university are called ……….(25) while they are studying for their first degree .

20. A. go B. come C. enter D. apply

21. A. take B. get C. sit D.pass

22. A. so that B. so as C. in order D. B & C are correct

23. A. small B. few C. limited D. abundant

24. A. fare B. cost C. pay D. tuition

25. A. undergraduates b. graduates C. colleagues D. freshers


26. “ I’ll come and see you tomorrow ,” Tom said to me .

A. Tom said that he would come and see me tomorrow.

B. Tom promised that he would come and see me the following day .

C. Tom promised to come and help me the following day .

D. B and C are correct .

27. Men can’t fly because they don’t have wings .

A. If men have wings , they will fly .

B. If men could fly , they would have wings .

C. Men couldn’t fly unless they had wings .

D. Men could fly if they had wings .

28. People have translated this book into many languages .

A. This book have translated into many languages .

B. This book has been translate by people into many languages .

C. This book was translated into many languages .

D.This book has been translated into many languages .

29. It rained a lot but we enjoyed our vacation .

A. We enjoyed our vacation although it rained a lot .

B. Although we enjoyed our vacation , it rained a lot .

C. In spite of raining a lot , we enjoyed our vacation .

D. A and C are correct .

30. Romeo and Juliet is a famous play . Shakespeare wrote it in 1605 .

A. Romeo and Juliet is a famous play written by Shakespeare in 1605 .

B. Romeo and Juliet , which is a famous play , was written by Shakespeare in 1605 .

C. Romeo and Juliet is a famous play which was written by Shakespeare in 1605 .

D. All are correct .

VI / ERROR IDENTIFICATION : Choose the underlined part that needs correcting

36. I have phoned you twice yesterday but I got no answers . Where did you go ?


37. We prefer to watch a live concert to listening to music on the radio .


38. Seeing from a distance , Ngu Binh looks like a screen protecting Hue .


39. In spite of we had planned everything carefully , a lot of things went wrong .


40. In the past , students were made sit still for hours and memorize all sorts of things .




A- Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently

  1. A. walked B. jumped C. missed D. started

  2. A. bats B. speaks C. deaths D. nurses

  3. A. child B. chair C. chef D. chores

B – Choose the word whose stressed syllable is different from that of the others

  1. A. solution B. mischievous C. family D. leftovers

  2. A. priority B. diversity C. variety D. generation

Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one.

  1. . My Dad is always willing to give a hand …… cleaning the house.

A. with B. of C. about D. in

  1. In Vietnam, we never give glasses to a bride and a …on their wedding because it means separation.

A. gloom B. groom C. broom D. troop

  1. Qualifications and ………… are two most important factors that help you get a good job.

A. politeness B. experience C. attention D. impression

  1. After a decade of economic liberalization, Vietnam has seen a dramatic rise in living ______ in urban areas.

A. surface B. standards C. level D. backgrounds

  1. Someone who is ______ is hopeful about the future or the success of something in particular.

A. powerful B. optimistic C. stagnant D. pessimistic

  1. I could not eat ______ I was very hungry.

A. even though B. in spite C. despite D. in spite the fact that

  1. In spite ______, the baseball game was not cancelled.

A. the rain B. of the rain C. it was raining D. there was a rain

  1. While I am waiting ______ my bus, I often listen ______ music.

A. on / at B. for / to C. toward / about D. upon / in

  1. Mrs. Smith, ______ is a retired teacher, does volunteer work at the hospital.

A. she B. who C. as D. that

  1. If I had gone to the party last night, I ………..tired now.

A. am B. were C. would be D. would have been

  1. . …………you do better work than this, you won’t pass the exam.

A. Although B. If C. Unless D. When

  1. He asked _______ him some money.

A. her to lend B. she to lend C. she has lent D. she lends

  1. Martin asked me _______.

A. how is my father B. how my father is

C. how was my father D. how my father was

  1. _________you go to the dentist?

A. How often are B. How often does C. How often do D. How are

  1. Neil Amstrong was the first person ……….foot on the moon.

A. set B. setting C. to set D. who was set

  1. _______ nonverbal language is _______ important aspect of interpersonal communication.

A. The / Ø B. A / the C. The / a D. Ø / an

  1. Tommy left high school _______ the age _______ seventeen.

A. at / of B. in / for C. on / with D. of / in

  1. Either you or your friend _______ on charge today.

A. are B. is C. was D. were

  1. You are old enough. I think it is high time you applied _______ a job

A. in bBof C. for D. upon

  1. They held a party to congratulate _______ their son's success to become an engineer.

A. with B. on C. for D. about

  1. The lesson _____ for me to understand.

A. is very difficult B. too difficult C. difficult too D. is too difficult

  1. She is _____ kind that everybody loves her.

A. such B. such a C. so D. so a

  1. She hasn't got _____ to buy a car.

A. enough money B. money enough

C. so many money D. so much money

  1. It was _____ a boring speech that I felt asleep.

A. such B. so C. very D. too

  1. Peter doesn't like scuba-diving. _____ does his brother.

A. Too B. Neither C. Either D. So

  1. Someone knocked on the door during my lunchtime.

A. I had lunch when someone knocked on the door.

B. When I had had lunch, someone knocked on the door.

C. I was having lunch when someone was knocking on the door.

D. I was having lunch when someone knocked on the door.

  1. Although she is intelligent, she doesn’t do well at school.

A. In spite of her intelligence, she doesn’t do well at school.

B. Despite being intelligent, but she doesn’t do well at school.

C. Even though her intelligent, but she doesn’t do well at school.

D. In spite the fact that she intelligent, but she doesn’t do well at school.

  1. When did you begin to work here?

A.How long did you work here?   B.How long did you begin working here?

C.How long are you working here?  D.How long have you been working here?

  1. Let’s stay here until the storm has passed!”, someone said.

   A.Someone said that let them stay there until storm had passed.

   B.Someone told me to stay there until the storm has passed.

   C.Someone suggested staying there until the storm had passed.

   D.Someone asked whether we stayed there until the storm has passed.

  1. People believe that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.

   A.It is believed that severe earthquakes and tidal waves will have happened next year.

   B.It is our belief that their will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.

   C.It is believed that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.

   D.Our belief is that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.

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  1. As soon as I will graduate, I’m going to return to my country.

        A                     B                          C                     D

  1. .  As they grow older, children in many cultures taught not to rely on their parents.

                                          A                                      B         C                D

  1. . If my father hasn't encouraged me to take the exam, I wouldn't have done it.

                         A                                     B                          C                D

  1. Although his poor health, Mr Brown still works hard to support his family.

A                B                       C   D

  1. Had you told me that this was going to happen, I would never believe it.

            A                      B                                 C                  D

Choose the answer that best fits each space to complete the following passage

When my parents married, they rented a small house and they didn’t have a lot of money for furniture. The kitchen had a sink for washing up and a cooker, but that was all of the things they had. They (41) _______________ an old table and chair from the market. They borrowed a sofa which was (42) ______________ old, but they covered it with modern materials so it was bright and cheerful.

Outside, there was a small garden (43) _____________ the house, but in front of it there was only the road. Luckily the road wasn’t busy, so I could cross it to reach the park on the opposite side. We lived there (44) __________ I was ten and we were very happy. We had to move house because it was too small when my twin sisters were born. We all (45) ___________ sad when we left.

  1. A. bought B. sold C. became D. brought

  2. A. more B. also C. even D. little

  3. A. before B. through C. by D. behind

  4. A. when B. after C. until D. to

  5. A. spent B. thought C. had D. felt

Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.

University Entrance Examination is very important in Vietnamese students. High school graduates have to take it and get high results to be admitted to universities. The pressure on the candidates remains very high despite the measures that have been taken to reduce the heat around these exams, since securing a place in a state university is considered a major step towards a successful career for young people, especially those from rural areas or disadvantaged families. In the year 2004, it was estimated that nearly 1 million Vietnamese students took the University Entrance Examination, but on average only 1 out of 5 candidates succeeded. Normally, candidates take 3 exam subjects, and each lasts; 180 minutes for the fixed group of subjects they choose. There are 4 fixed groups of subjects: Group A: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry; Group B: Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry; Group C: Literature, History, and Geography; Group D: Literature, Foreign Language, and Mathematics.

In addition to universities, there are community colleges, art and technology institutes; professional secondary schools, and vocational schools which offer degrees or certificates from a-few-month to 2-year courses.

According to Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training, there are currently 23 non-public universities, accounting for 11% of the total number of universities. These non-public universities are currently training 119,464 students, or 11.7% of the total number of students. The government is planning to increase the number of non-public universities to 30% by 2007.

  1. University Entrance Examination in Vietnamese is very _______.

A. interesting B. stressful C. free D. easy

  1. The word those refers to _______.

A. exam subjects B. young people C. universities D. examinations

  1. In 2004, the proportion of the students who got success in University Entrance Examination was about _______ percent.

A. 5 B. 10 C. 20 D. 50

  1. Which sentence refers to the University Entrance Examination in Vietnam?

A. Students find it easy to get success in the University Entrance Examination.

B. Math is compulsory in the University Entrance Examination.

C. Students are not allowed to choose their exam subjects.

D. There are four fixed groups of exam subjects for students to choose.

  1. According to the passage, _______.

A. the Vietnamese government will close all non-public universities by next year.

B. the Vietnamese government does not appreciate non-public universities

C. the Vietnamese government encourages the establishing of non-public universities.

D. Vietnamese students have no alternative to continue their higher study besides universities.



I.: B – Choose the word whose stressed syllable is different from that of the others

1. A. secret B. confide C. attract D. discuss

2. A. suitable B. together C. supportive D. solution

II. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest:

3. A. liked B. bothered C. swallowed D. earned

4. A. bats B. speaks C. photographs D. days

5. A. helped B. missed C. knocked D. decided

III.Khoanh troøn caâu traû lôøi ñuùng nht trong soá A, B, C hoaëc D ñeå ñieàn vaøo choã troáng.

6. Amanda left the job because they asked her to work on a night _________ very often.

A. time B. shift C. period D. moment

7. The _________ that our family members share closely is watching films.

A. concern B. interest C. pleasure D. entertainment

8. My mother ________ the responsibility for running the household.

A. holds B. takes C. runs D. bears

9. We started working here three years ago.

A. We worked here for three years.

B. We have no longer worked here for three years.

C. We have worked here for three years.

D. We will work here in three years.

10. My mother ________ this picture for a week and she __________ it.

A. has painted / doesn’t finish B. has painted / hasn’t finished

C. painted / didn’t finish D. painted / hasn’t finished

11. The sun _____ the biggest planet in the solar system.

A. has been B. will be C. is D. was

12. Charles is a gifted footballer, but up to now he ____well in the international matches.

A. doesn’t play B. didn’t play C. hasn’t play D. wasn’t playing

13. Before I went to university, I __________ as a carpenter for about five years.

A. worked B. used to work C. has worked D. had worked

14. Fortunately, I recognized him at the ___, so I left the table and stopped him on time.

A. instant B. time C. shift D. distance

15. Any ______ from teachers to students’ progress will make them feel more confident.

A. admiration B. support C. compliment D. respect

16. After the recent scandal, the president is expected to do the ______ thing and resign from his position.

A. precious B. kindness C. decent D. formal

17. _______ marriage is believed by Asian parents and they don’t let their children

A. contractual B. approval C. commercial D. proposal

18. Mr. Green …… a color television set already.

A. buy B. buys C. has bought D. have bought

19. She said to us “Don’t be late again”.

A. She said to us not to be late again.

B. She told us to be not late again.

C. She told to us not to be late again.

D. She told us not to be late again.

20. To attract someone’s attention so that we may speak to that person, we can use either verbal or _______ form of communication.

A. signal B. waving C. non-verbal D. hand

21. A survey conducted among American, Chinese, and Indian to determine their attitudes toward love shows that young Asian are not as _______ as their American counterparts.

A. romantic B. confiding C. beautiful D. loyal

22. The sentence Thuan said: “It has been very successful.” Can be reported as: …….

A. Thuan said: it had been very successful.

B. Thuan said it had been very successful.

C. Thuan said it has been very successful.

D. It had been very successful, Thuan said.

23. The earth _________ round.

A. be B. is C. was D. had been

24. We ________ Dorothy since last Saturday.

  1. don’t see B. haven’t seen C. didn’t see D. hadn’t seen

25. When I ________ her on the street yesterday, she _________ a rosy skirt.

A. was seeing / wore B. saw / wore

C. saw / was wearing D. saw / wearing

26. The farmer said, “I didn’t see her.”---> The farmer said _________ her.

A. he had seen B. I hadn’t seen

C. she didn’t see D. he hadn’t seen

27. Lan: Your dress is so nice, Hoa. Hoa: _______

A. No, you are so kind. B. Do you like it?

C. Thanks. I’ve just bought it. D. Not at all.

28. Nam: Shall we go out for lunch? Tung: ______

A: Yes, we shall B. No, we shall not.

C. It’s a good idea. D. A and B are correct

29. While Mary washed up, she broke a cup.


30. Lan said that she would visit me tomorrow.


31. When the film started, I already arrived ten minutes before.



Read the following passage. Choose one best answer (A, B, C or D)

Many people think that we can learn a lot about the culture of a foreign country simply by living in that country. However, this is not necessarily true. Often, the longer we stay in a foreign country, the more we realized how little we actually know about the culture of that country.

Books and talks about other people’s culture can even be dangerous because they concentrate on cultural differences and exaggerate national character, and sometimes a lot of information they contain is untrue.

In a study recently carried out in Britain, people were asked to make a list of anything that they thought was typical of Britain and would interest a foreign visitor there. Most mentioned Shakespeare, the Queen, village inns, English folk dancing, English castles, and fish chips wrapped in newspaper. Although all of these characters can be found in British culture, they do not show the real interest of ordinary British people: (They are, in fact, simply stereotype – that is, general character which people wrongly think are typical.)What are surprising is that they were suggested by British people themselves as representing their culture. If people have such a wrong impression of their own culture, how much false would their impression of other culture be!

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