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- Giám thị không giải thích về đề thi. PART I: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question.
Question 1: A. birthday B. concert C. address D. doctor
Question 2: A. balcony B. decorate C. chocolate D. attractive
Question 3: A. centigrade B. destination C. kilometer D. temperature
Question 4: A. physicist B. together C. restaurant D. wonderful
Question 5: A. entrance B. suppress C. definite D. audience
PART II: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to choose the correct word or phrase to complete each sentence.
Question 6: Ex-smokers often show their ______ to smokers due to their great effort and success.
A. gesture B. behavior C. pride D. militancy
Question 7: The girls and flowers ___________ he painted were vivid.
A. who B. that C. whose D. which
Question 8: What did you think of the book?
- ___________ the books I’ve read. It was the most interesting.
A. Of all B. All C. From all D. All of
Question 9: We heard it _____ that Lola has got married.
A. to be said B. saying C. said D. say
Question 10: Why _____to the city to look for a better job?
A. not moving B. not to move C. not move D. don't move
Question 11: Surgeons now can do miracles to the physical ______ which used to be untreatable.
A. conditions B. wrongdoings C. abnormalities D. malfunctions
Question 12: Could you please tell me_______?
A. where does my uncle's room B. where is my uncle’s room
C. where my uncle’s room is D. where my uncle's room
Question 13: The richer you are, ______.
A. the more you may become worried B. the more worried you may become
C. the more worry you may become D. you may become more worried
Question 14: He’d prefer ___________ chicken soup rather than ___________ milk.
A. to have / drink B. had / drank C. have / drink D. having / drinking
Question 15: I enjoy walking to school, but on rainy days I _____to going by bus.
A. would rather B. commit C. prefer D. resort
Question 16: “Good luck in exams!” “___________!”
A. You mention it B. Never mind C. I hope so D. You too
Question 17: ________that we all went for a picnic.
A. It was such a fine weather B. So fine the weather
C. Such a fine weather was it D. So fine was the weather
Question 18: We rarely have our luggage _____by porters.
A. carried B. carry C. to carry D. been carried
Question 19: I haven't come______ any name for my little puppy.
A. up with B. up against C. upon D. away
Question 20: While everybody else in class prefers working in groups, Mina likes working ______.
A. on herself B. on her own C. of her own D. with herself
Question 21: After World War I, Hollywood emerged______ the movie capital of the world.
A. such as B. in C. like D. as
Question 22: Pilots are supposed to ask for______in English at any international airport.
A. instructions which land B. instruction landing
C. landing instructions D. landing with instructions
Question 23: _____ is a poison when ingested above trace amounts.
A. Lead B. It is lead C. The lead D. That lead
Question 24: “You don’t have to go to school this afternoon, do you?” – “_______”
B. I could know where to find him, so he left a message.
C. He left a message, because I knew where to find him.
D. I could know where to find him thanks to the message he left.
PART IV: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to identify the underlined part that is not correct.
Question 46: Ginger is (A) three times (B) hotter than cumin, but (C) not as (D) hot as chili powder.
Question 47: As soon as they (A) were seated, the (B) man (C) began to whisper (D) among themselves.
Question 48: (A) If not his father's (B) help, Bill couldn't have repaired (D) the roof.
Question 49: He (A) was so (B) careless that he (C) left the work half (D) doing and went to the cinema.
Question 50: At (A) no time (B) she could understand (C) what he (D) really wanted to say.
PART V: Read the passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questionsfrom 51 to 60.
We find that bright children are rarely held back by mixed-ability teaching. On the contrary, both their knowledge and experience are enriched. We feel that there are many disadvantages in streaming pupils. It does not take into account the fact that children develop at different rates. It can have a bad effect on both the bright and the not-so-bright child. After all, it can be quite discouraging to be at the bottom of the top grade!
Besides, it is rather unreal to grade people just according to their intellectual ability. This is only one aspect of their total personality. We are concerned to develop the abilities of all our pupils to the full, not just their academic ability. We also value personal qualities and social skills, and we find that mixed-ability teaching contributes to all these aspects of learning.
In our classrooms, we work in various ways. The pupils often work in groups: this gives them the opportunity to learn to co-operate, to share, and to develop leadership skills. They also learn how to cope with personal problems as well as learning how to think, to make decisions, to analyze and evaluate, and to communicate effectively. The pupils learn from each other as well as from the teachers.
Sometimes the pupils work in pairs; sometimes they work on individual tasks and assignments, and they can do this at their own speed. They also have some formal class teaching when this is appropriate. We encourage our pupils to use the library, and we teach them the skills they need in order to do this effectively. An advanced pupil can do advanced work; it does not matter what age the child is. We expect our pupils to do their best, not their least, and we give them every encouragement to attain this goal.
Question 51: In the passage, the author’s attitude towards “mixed-ability teaching” is ______.
A. critical B. questioning C. approving D. objective
Question 52: The words “held back” in 1st paragraph means “______”.
A. forced to study in lower classes B. prevented from advancing
C. made to remain in the same classes D. made to lag behind in study
Question 53: The author argues that a teacher’s chief concern should be the development of the pupils’ ______.
A. learning ability and communicative skills B. intellectual abilities
C. personal and social skills D. total personality
Question 54: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Pupils also learn how to participate in teaching activities.
B. Group work gives pupils the opportunity to learn to work together with others.
C. Group work provides the pupils with the opportunity to learn to be capable organizers.
D. Pupils also learn to develop their reasoning ability.
Question 55: The author’s purpose of writing this passage is to ______.
A. recommend pair work and group work classroom activities
B. emphasize the importance of appropriate formal classroom teaching
D. argue for teaching bright and not-so-bright pupils in the same class
Question 56: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT TRUE?
A. It’s not good for a bright child to find out that he performs worst in a mixed-ability class.
B. Development of pupils as individuals is not the aim of group work.
C. Pupils cannot develop in the best way if they are streamed into classes of different intellectual abilities.
D. There is no fixed method in teaching pupils to develop themselves to the full.
Question 57: According to the passage, which of the following is an advantage of mixed-ability teaching?
A. Formal class teaching is the important way to give the pupils essential skills such as those to be used in the library.
B. Pupils can be hindered from an all-round development.
C. Pupils as individuals always have the opportunities to work on their own.
D. A pupil can be at the bottom of a class.
Question 58: Which of the following statements can best summaries the main idea of the passage?
A. Children, in general, develop at different rates.
B. Bright children do benefit from mixed-class teaching.
C. The aim of education is to find out how to teach the bright and not-so-bright pupils.
D. Various ways of teaching should be encouraged in class.
Question 59: According to the passage, “streaming pupils” _____.
A. is the act of putting pupils into classes according to their academic abilities
B. aims at enriching both their knowledge and experience
C. is quite discouraging
D. will help the pupils learn best
Question 60: According to the author, mixed-ability teaching is more preferable because ______.
A. formal class teaching is appropriate
B. it aims at developing the children’s total personality
C. children can learn to work with each other to solve personal problems
D. it doesn’t have disadvantages as in streaming pupils
PART VI: Read the passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 61 to 65.
The forest from which Man takes his timber is the tallest and most impressive plant community on Earth. In terms of Man’s brief life, it appears permanent and unchanging, save for the season growth and fall of the leaves, but to the forester, it represents the climax of a long succession of events.
No wooded landscape we see today has been forest for all time. Plants have minimum requirements of temperature and moisture and, in ages past, virtually every part of Earth’s surface has, at some time, been either too dry or too cool for plants to survive.
However, as soon as climatic conditions change in favour of plant life, a fascinating sequence of changes, called a primary succession, occurs first to colonize the barren land and the lichen surviving on bare rock. Slowly, the acids produced by these organisms crack the rock’s surface, plants debris accumulate and mosses establish shallow root-holes. Ferns may allow and, with short grasses and shrubs, gradually form a covering of plant life. Roots broke even deeper into the developing soil and eventually large shrubs give way to the first trees. These grow rapidly, cutting off sunlight from the smaller plants, and soon establish complete domination – closing their ranks and forming a climax community which may endure for thousands of years. Yet even this community is not everlasting. Fire may destroy it outright and settlers may cut it down to gain land for pasture or cultivations. If the land is then abandoned, a secondary succession will take over, developing much faster on the more hospitable soil. Shrubs and trees are among the early invaders, their seeds carried by the wind, by birds and lodged in the coat of mammals.
For as long as it stands and strives, the forest is a vast machine storing energy and the many elements essential for life.
Question 61: Why do we tend to think the forest as permanent?
A. Because the trees are so tall. B. Because it is renewed each season.
C. Because it is an essential part of our life. D. Because our lives are comparatively short.
Question 62: What has sometimes caused plants to die out in the past?
A. The introduction of new types of plants. B. Variations in climate.
C. The absence of wooded land. D. Interference from the foresters.
Question 63: In a “primary succession”, what makes it possible for mosses to take root?
A. The type of rock. B. The amount of moisture.
C. The amount of sunlight. D. The effect of lichens.
Question 64: What conditions are needed for shrubs to become established?
A. More soil must accumulate. B. The ground must be covered with grass.
C. Smaller plants must die now. D. Ferns must take root.
Question 65: Why is a “secondary succession” quicker?
A. The ground is more suitable. B. There’s more space for fewer plants.
C. It is supported by the forest D. Birds and animals bring new seeds.
PART VII: Read the text below and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to decide which answer best fits each space 66 to 80.
It is true that there have been great (66) _____ in technology over the last forty years. For examples, the uses of mobile phones and email communication are common these days. (67) _____, machines could never do as good a job as a human, especially when it (68) _____ to interpreting what people are (69) _____. Of course, machines can translate plain statements such as “Where is the bank?” but even simple statements are not always (70) _____ because meaning depends on more than just (71) _____. For instance, the word “bank” has a (72) _____ of different meanings in English. How does a translating machine know which meaning to take?
In order to understand what people are saying, you need to take into account the (73) _____ between speakers and their situation. A machine cannot (74)_____ the difference between the English expressing “Look out” meaning “Be careful!” and “Look out” meaning “Put your head out of the window”. You need a human being to (75) _____ the situation.
(76)_____ with written language, it is difficult for a machine to know how to translate (77) _____ because we rarely translate every word (78) _____ the contrary, we try to take into consideration how the idea would be (79) _____ in the other language. This is hard to do because every language has its own way of (80) _____ and saying this.
Question 66: A. advantages B. progress C. steps D. advances
Question 67: A. However B. Besides C. Moreover D. In addition
Question 68: A. reaches B. arrives C. comes D. goes
Question 69: A. speaking B. saying C. talking D. telling
Question 70: A. direct B. straight C. straightforward D. obvious
Question 71: A. sentences B. vocabulary C. grammar D. words
Question 72: A. plenty B. number C. couple D. variety
Question 73: A. relationship B. attitude C. action D. relations
Question 74: A. say B. speak C. talk D. tell
Question 75: A. understand B. think C. interpret D. believe
Question 76: A. In addition B. Similarly C. In contrast D. However
Question 77: A. accurately B. exactly C. rightfully D. righteously
Question 78: A. By B. On C. With D. For
Question 79: A. said B. spoken C. translated D. expressed
Question 80: A. working B. making C. doing D. creating