A. we will sometimes forget about culture of our own country.
B. we can often learn a lot about the culture of the foreign country.
. we usually realize our own ignorance about its culture.
D. we can seldom find out anything at all about its culture.
33. It is hard to learn about a country’s culture from books because such books ______
A. concentrate on the dangers of the foreign culture.
. exaggerate national character.
C. take no notice of culture difference.
D. contain little information about future.
34. When asked about their own culture, many British people __________
A. argued they knew little about British culture.
. said they themselves were not typical of British people.
C. gave incorrect answers.
D. were surprised by the question asked.
35. It is easy to ___________
A. know a lot about your own country’s culture.
B. know the culture of other countries.
C. give exact information about your own country.
. describe stereotype of your country
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Men (36) lazy in the home, according to an official survey published today. They have about six hours’ a week more free time than (37) , but play very little part in cooking, cleaning, washing, and ironing, (38) the Social Trends Survey by the Central Statistical Office.
Nearly three quarters of married women claimed to do all or most of the (39) , and among married men the proportion who admitted that their wives did all or most of the housework was only slightly lower.
The survey showed that washing and ironing was the least popular task among men, with only one per cent performing this duty, compared with 89 per cent of women, and 10 per cent sharing equally.
Only 5 per cent of men prepare the evening meal, 3 per cent carry out household cleaning duties, 5 per cent household shopping, and 17 per cent wash the evening dishes.
But when household gadgets break down, repairs are carried out by 82 per cent of husbands. The survey says that, despite our economic problems, the majority of Britons are substantially better (40) a decade ago. We’re healthier, too – eating healthier foods and smoking less.
The average Briton, not surprisingly, is more widely traveled than a decade ago. More people are going abroad for holidays, with Spain the favorite destination.
36. . are B. is C. be D. being
37. A. husbands . wives C. girls D. housewives
38. . according B. seeing C. because D. when
39. A. houses B. work C. problems . housework
40. A. to B. with . than D. for
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.
a. share b. rarec.are d. declare
a. cooks b. loves c. joins d. spends
a. advises b. raises c. devisesd.goes
a. teacher b. children c. chore d. school
a. hurry b. under c.pressure d. rush
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. He has been very interested in doing research on ___ since he was at high school.
a. biology b. biological c. biologist d. biologically
Are you sure that boys are more _______ than girls?
a. act b. active c. action d. activity
It is generally believed that "Men make _____ house and women make ____home".
a. Ø / Ø b. a / an c. the / the d. an / the
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
Billy, come and give me a hand with cooking.
. help b. prepared c. be busy d. attempt
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
All parents are _______ to at least try to behave in ways that will give their own children an important protection
a. decided b. supposed c. followed d. rejected
After all, she _______ him since her childhood.
a. knows b. knew c. was knowing d. had known I have never seen such a beautiful dress _______ you before.
a. of b. on c. for d. in
What _______ when the fire alarm _______ off?
a. are you doing / will go b. have you done / would go
c. were you doing / went d. will you do / are going
_______ you send this wedding card to Peter, please?
a. Will b. Are c. Did d. Had
John asked me _______ in English.
. what does this word mean b. what that word means
c. what did this word mean d. what that word meant
The mother told her son _______ so impolitely.
a. not behave b. not to behave c. not behaving d. did not behave
It is _______ not to say "Thank you" when you are given something.
a. small b. rude c. slight d. formal
A/an _______ is an official document stating that you have passed an examination, completed a course, or .achieved some necessary qualifications.
a. certificate b. requirement c. education d. test
Reagan _______ an actor years ago.
a. is said to be b. was said being
c. was said have been d. is said to have been
More than ten victims _______ missing in the storm last week.
a. are reported to be b. are reported to have been
c. are reporting to have been d. are reporting to be
You are not allowed to use the club's facilities _____ you are a member.
a. unless b. if c. provided d. supposed
If she _______ the train last night, she here now.
a. took / were b. were taking / is
c. had taken / would have been d. had taken / would be
_____ ? I’m a teacher.
A. What’s his job B. What’s her job
C. What’s your job D. What’s David’s job
“What’s your hobby, Hoa?”
A. Well, I like collecting stamps B. Oh, with computers
C.Well, I want stamps D. Oh, on the phone
. Jill failed in the final examination last term. _____
A.Really? B. Sorry to hear that. C. What is wrong D. I can’t believe
28 “ Could you tell me the way to the bus stop ?” _____ .
A.Go ahead then turn right B. Thanks C. It’s OK D. by bus
29“ You look nice in that red shirt.” - “ ………………………”
A.It’s nice of you to say so B. Am I ?Thanks C. Oh, poor me D. I am interesting to hear that
32. I had my motorbike repair yesterday but now it still doesn’t work.
A B C D
33.The Nelsons asked uslook over their plants for them while they were away on vacation.
A B C D
34. Mr Smiths is going to buy a new Japanese car, doesn’t it?
A B C D
35.They asked me what had happened last night, but I was unable to tell them.
A B C D
Choose the sentences that have the same meaning with the given ones 36.I have never listened to jazz music before.
A.This is the first time I listened to jazz music. B.This is the first jazz music I listen to.
C.This is the first time I have listened to jazz music. D.This is the first time I listen to jazz music.
37” You damage my laptop, Mike,” said Sylvia
A.Sylvia said Mike has damaged her laptop. B.Sylvia told Mike to damage her laptop.
.Sylvia threatened Mike to damage her laptop. D.Sylvia accused Mike of damaging her laptop.
38.”I’m sorry I forgot your birthday”, Harry told Mary.
A.Harry said sorry to Mary for forgetting her birthday.
B.Harry felt sorry to forget Mary’s birthday.
C.Harry apologized Mary for having forgotten her birthday.
D.Harry really felt a pity not to remember Mary’s birthday.
39.”I’ll give you $500 to keep your mouth shut”, he said.
.Police reported that a man had been helping them with their inquiries.
A.A man was reported to help police with their inquiries.
B.A man was reported to have been helping police with their inquiries.
C.It is reported that a man had been helping them with their inquiries.
D.It has been reported that a man had been helping them with their inquiries.
40.They are watering the flowers.
A.They need some water and flowers. B.There is some water on the flowers.
.The flowers are being watered. D.They are putting the flowers in warter.
Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
The General Certificate of Secondary Education or the GCSE examinations for (41) _____ are the standard school-leaver qualifications taken by (42) _____ all UK students in the May and June following their 16th birthday. If you come to a UK (43) _____ school before you (44) _____ the age of 16, you will study towards GCSE examinations in up to 12 subjects. Some subjects are compulsory, including English arid mathematics, and you can select (45) _____, such as music, drama, geography and history from a series of options. GCSEs provide a good all-round education that you can build on at college and eventually at university.
41.a. short b. long c. big d. long
42.a. similarly b. fortunately c. approximately d. virtually
43.a. dependence b. independence c. independent d. independently
44.a. reach b. come c. approach d. go
45.a. other b. each other c. another d. others
Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
Traditions, saying, beliefs, language, and values are just a few things that make up our culture. Culture is the framework in which families are structured. It shapes our expectations and ideals. Culture plays a part in the meaning of marriage and our roles as husbands, wives, children and parents.
Understanding cultural differences and similarities related to marriage is important. Culture affects the roles that spouses take within marriages, the age at marriage and number of children a couple have, the meaning of divorce, cohabitation and non-marital childbearing, and the way parents raise children. Understanding how relationships and marriages vary across cultural contexts, and how they are similar, we will be able to identify the unique ways that marriages and family life affect people of various cultures. As a result, we will be able to help families and sustain happy marriages.
A cross cultural marriage or similar love relationship can be extremely exciting. The cultural background, visits to the other country, the language of the country and learning to speak it, the different habits and ways of doing and saying things that people from other cultures have, are. all very exciting indeed. What of the disadvantages of a cross cultural marriage or love relationship with someone from another country or cultural background? No matter how much you love your husband or wife, no matter how high your level of cross cultural awareness, cross cultural communication and respect for differences. Misunderstanding seems to be unavoidable.
46.The passage is about _________.
a. the effects of cultures on love and marriage b. the definition of culture
c. the role of spouses in the family d. cultural differences
47.The word Itrefers to _________.
a. culture b. family c. framework d. structure
48.According to the writer, cross-cultural marriage _________.
a. does not have advantages
b. does not have disadvantages
c. have both advantages and disadvantages
d. does not exist through time
49.According to the passage, which of the following is not affected by culture?
a. The age to get married b. Child-raising
c. How much spouses love each other d. The roles of spouses
50.In cross-cultural marriage, _______ may happen.
a. divorce b. quarrel c. misunderstanding d. separation
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others
1). A). through B). other C). everything D). thanks
19). Yesterday, I _______ for work late because I _______ to set my alarm.
A). was leaving / was forgetting B). had been leaving / would forget
C). had left / forgot D). left / had forgot
20). _______ they are brothers, they do not look like.
A). Even B). Although C). In spite of D). Despite
21). He is the man _______ car was stolen last week.
A). that B). whom C). who D). whose
22). The preparations _______ by the time the guests _______.
A). had been finished / arrived B). have been finished / were arrived
C). had finished / were arriving D). have finished / arrived
23). She _______ working on that manuscript for 2 years now.
A). will be B). is C). had been D). has been
24). I _______ complete silence now while I try this experiment.
A). want B). have wanted C). am wanting D). wanted
25). Cellulose, which ......... for making paper, can be found in all plants.
A. uses B. is used C. are used D. is using
26). She didn't do the test because it was too difficult.
A). If the test had been too difficult, she could have done it.
B). If the test hadn't been too difficult, she could have done it.
C). If the test were not too difficult, she could do it.
D). If the test hadn't been too difficult, she couldn't have done it.
27). Many people think Steve stole the money.
A).Steve is thought to have stolen the money.
B). Many people think the money is stolen by Steve.
C). It was not Steve who stole the money.
D). Money is thought to be stolen by Steve.
28). Peter doesn't read a lot. He can't find the time.
A). If Peter hadn't got the time, he would read a lot.
B). If Peter has the time, he will read a lot.
C). If Peter had had the time, he would have read a lot.
D). If Peter had the time, he would read a lot.
29). Barry continued to smoke even though we had advised him to quit.
A). Barry took our advice so he stopped smoking.
B). Barry did not quit smoking because of our advice.
C). Despite being told not to smoke, Barry continued to do.
D). If we had advised Barry, he would have quit smoking.
30). Lan suggested going out for dinner.
A). Lan said, "Why don't we go out for dinner?"
B). Lan said, "Do you want to go out for dinner?"
C). Lan said, "Will you go out for dinner?"
D). Lan said, "Must we go out for dinner?"
Children in the Netherlands must be at least four years old to (41) _____ primary education. Almost all 4-year-olds (99.3%) in the country indeed attend primary school, (42) _____ this is not compulsory until children reach the age of 5. Primary school is free of charge. In most schools, children are grouped by age in mixed ability classes, with one teacher for all subjects. Primary school (43) _____ of 8 groups, thus schooling (44) _____ for 8 years. During the first two years, which (45) _____ kindergarten, children receive an average of 22 hours of education, during the last 6 years children receive an average of 25 hours per week…
31). A). enter B). come C). run D). afford
32). A). in spite B). due to C). although D). despite
33). A). includes B). composes C). consists D). contains
34). A). takes B). lengthens C). spends D). lasts
35). A). is called also B). also called C). is also called D). is also calling
II. Jean spent her first few years in Hooper and her family moved to Otsego early in her life. She was only ten when her father died unexpectedly, leaving her mother to raise and support their family alone. Her mother soon went to work outside the home to provide for the family, and Jean, being one of the oldest, had to help care for her younger siblings. Although she had much responsibility at home, Jean thoroughly enjoyed school and was an excellent student. She went on to graduate 10th in her class at Otsego High School in 1953.
While still in high school, Jean met a young man named Charles "Chuck" Holly, at a dance in Alamo; and they were quite taken with each other. Over the next few years, their love for each other blossomed and they were married on February 24, 1953, while Jean was still in school. At the time, Chuck was serving his country in the military, and had come home on leave to marry his sweetheart. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter, he was sent overseas to serve in Korea for the next fifteen months.
Upon his discharge, the couple settled into married life together in the Plainwell, Otsego area. To help make ends meet, Jean went to work at the collection bureau in Kalamazoo for a while, before taking a job at the cheese company in Otsego. In 1964, Chuck and Jean were overjoyed with the birth of their son, Chuck, who brought great joy into their lives. Jean remembered how her mother was always gone so much working after her father died and she did not want that for her son, so she left her job to devote herself to the role of a mother.
36). Before Jean's father passed away, her mother used to _______.
a. work outside the home b. be a housewife
c. support the family alone d. work as a secretary
37). Which is not referred to Jean?
a. She was a responsible girl.
b. She never helped her mother with household chores.
c. She often did well at school.
d. She went to high school.
38). Jean's husband was a _______.
a. teacher b. dancer c. soldier d. servant
39). Jean _______.
a. served in the military b. lived in Korea for fifteen months
c. had a daughter d. got married when she was a student
40). Which is not true about Jean?
a. She disliked staying at home and taking care of her child.
b. She worked outside the home before she had a child.
c. She was very happy when she got a baby.
d. She quit her job to look after her baby.
I. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on
your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 1 to 5.
If you want to _____(1)____ your best in an exam, you should be relaxed and so one of the best things to do is to take regular breaks even if they are only for a few minutes. During revision time, you _____(2)_____ take some time off to go for a walk or play your favorite sport. It is a mistake to take up all physical activities. Exercise can help you to relax. You should ____(3)_____ at least twenty minutes doing something different every day. Parents don’t like it when their teenage children spend hours on the phone, but, in fact, ____(4)____ to a friend is very good for you; parents think that children are ____(5)____ time and money; but research says talking to friends gives you a chance to relax, and this will make the time you spend studying more effective.
1 .A. write B. go C. do D. make
2 .A. shall B. have C. should D. will
3 .A. waste B. spend C. relax D. use
4 .A. communicating B. saying C. chatting D. telling
27. By 2015, it will be widely accepted that schools and pre-schools have _______ extremely important role to play in ________ future of our world.
A. the / the B. an / a C. Ø / Ø D. an / the
28. If more chemicals are released into the water, plants, and animals __________ .
A. will be killed B. would die C. would be died D. will kill
29. I wonder whether this cloth __________or not.
A. is washing B. washing C. washed D. is washed
30. Are children taught to respect different __________ at school?
A. fields B. laws C. cultures D. aspects
31. My family have lived happily in this house for __________.
A. generations B. periods C. times D. stages
32. A ………….. is an official document that you receive when you have completed a course of study or training.
A. vocation B. subject C. certificate D. grade
V. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
33. A. application B. grade C. indicate D. certificate
34 .A. tastesB. washesC. busesD. arranges
35A. explainedB. preparedC. disappointedD. interviewed VI. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction.
36. It was not until1937 that the southern source of the Nile River discovered.
A B C D
37. Unless you work harder, we willfinish on time.
A B C D
38. Mary asked there wasanythinginteresting on TV to seethat night.
A B C D
39. Although I try hard to play the guitar, but I don't seem to improve.
A B C D
40. They asked us to not talk about the matter any more.
A B C D
VII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the following questions.
English is my mother tongue. Besides, I can speak French and Spanish. I studied the two languages when I was at high school. Now, I am still learning Spanish at the University. As for me, mastering a foreign language is not easy. After studying a language, practice is very necessary and useful. Travelling to the country where the target language is spoken is very helpful, but if you can not speak the language well enough you will certainly have troubles. I also frequently go to the movies, watch television, listen to the radio in the language I am trying to learn. Reading is another good way to learn. Books are good, but I personally think newspapers and magazines are better. However, getting some knowledge of the language is the most important thing. Grammar and vocabulary should be mastered first.
41. How many languages can the writer speak?
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
42. The writer has learnt Spanish _______.
A. in Spain B. at high school C. at university D. B and C
43. Travelling may cause troubles if _______.
A. you cannot speak the language well enough.
B. you can speak the language well enough.
. you can speak the language bad enough.
D. you can communicate in the target language.
44. Some useful ways to practice your target language are _______.
A. listening to the radio and watching TV in the language.
B. reading books in the language.
C. seeing films in the language.
D. all are correct.
45. According to the writer, what should be mastered first?
A. Vocabulary B. Vocabulary and grammar
C. Writing skill D. Reading skill
VIII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct response to each of the following utterances.
46. A . “Hey, Nam. Where are you going?”
B . “_____________.”
A. See you later B. I’m jogging
C. Hello. Nice to meet you D. Bye, catch you latter
47. A . “Sorry, I’ve got to go”
B . “_______________.”
A. Sorry B. Yes C. Bye. See you later D. How do you do
48. A . “How about having a party on the first day of Tet?”
B . “______________.”
A. Yes, that’s a great idea B. Thank you
C. I like it very much D. Yes. I want it
49. A . “In my opinion, this film is boring. What do you think about it?”
B . “_____________.”
A. I say so B. No, I don’t C. I agree D. I say yes