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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose bold part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. each B. much C. choice D. chemistry
Question 2: A. weird B. beard C. heard D. cheered










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D 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. even B. evermore C. euphemism D. journey
Question 4: A. magazine B. returnee C. misfortune D. monomania










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: _______saying was so important that I asked everyone to stop talking and listen.
A. What the woman was B. That the woman was C. The woman was D. What was the woman
Question 6: If we leave now for our trip, we can drive half the distance before we stop _______lunch.
A. for having B. having had C. having D. to have
Question 7: Although he is my friend, I find it hard to _______ his selfishness.
A. keep up with B. come down with C. put up with D. catch up with










Question 8: The discovery was a major _______ for research workers.
A. break-in B. breakout C. breakthrough D. breakdown
Question 9: As the two teams left the football ground, the 100,000 _______ gave them a standing ovation.
A. bystanders B. spectators C. viewers D. audiences
Question 10: My parents lent me the money. _______, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.
A. However B. Therefore C. Only if D. Otherwise










Question 11: It was Mr. Harding _______ the bill to yesterday.
A. who sent my secretary B. to whom my secretary sent C. that my secretary sent D. my secretary sent
Question 12: It is essential that Alice _______ Tom of the meeting tomorrow.
A. remind B. must remind C. reminds D. will remind
Question 13: It is interesting to take _______ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.
A. over B. on C. in D. up










Question 14: Jack made me _______ him next week.
A. promise calling B. to promise calling C. to promise to call D. promise to call
Question 15: _______ down to dinner than the telephone rang.
A. No sooner had I sat B. Scarcely I sat C. Hardly had I sat D. No sooner I sat
Question 16: Parts of the country are suffering water _______ after the unusually dry summer.
A. shortage B. supply C. thirst D. hunger










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges.
Question 17: -“Do you mind if I take a seat?” - “_____________ .“
A. Yes, I don’t mind B. No, do as you please C. No I mind D. Yes, do as you please
Question 18: - “How lovely your pets are!” – “____________”.
A. I love them, too B. Thank you, it’s nice of you to say so C. Can you say that again D. Really?










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 19: After many years of unsuccessfully endeavoring to form his own orchestra, Glenn Miller finally achieved world fame in 1939 as a big band leader.
A. requesting B. trying C. offering D. deciding
Question 20. During the earthquake, a lot of buildings collapsed, which killed thousands of people.
A. fell down unexpectedly B. went off accidentally C. erupted violently D. exploded suddenly










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 21. Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity.
A. conserve B. reveal C. presume D. cover
Question 22. Fruit and vegetables grew in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the surplus.
A. excess B. large quantity C. small quantity D. sufficiency










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 23: If Monique (A) had not attended the party, she (B) never would meet her old friend Dan, (C) whom she (D) had not seen in years.
Question 24: (A) A smaller percentage of British students (B) go on to (C) farther or higher education than (D) any other European country.
Question 25: The proposal (A) has repealed after a (B) thirty-minutes discussion and (C) a number of objections to its (D) failure to include our district.










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26: I spent a long time getting over the disappointment of losing the match.
A. It took me long to stop disappointing you. B. Getting over the disappointment took me a long time than the match.
C. Losing the match disappointed me too much. D. It took me long to forget the disappointment of losing the match.
Question 27: They don’t let workers use the office telephone for personal calls.
A. They don’t allow using the office telephone to call personal secretaries.
B. They don’t allow workers to use the office telephone.
C. The office telephone is used by workers personally.
D. They don’t let the office phone be used for personal purpose by workers.










Question 28: He said that listening to loud music through headphones for too long caused my headache.
A. Listening to loud music through headphones for too long resulted from my headache.
B. My headache resulted in listening to loud music through headphones for too long.
C. Listening to loud music through headphones for too long was said to cause my headache.
D. My headache is said to cause by listening to loud music through headphones for too long.










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29: Mr Manh works in a factory. He is an engineer.
A. Mr Manh, an engineer, worked in a factory. B. Mr Manh, an engineer, has worked in a factory.
C. Mr Manh, an engineer, is working in a factory. D. Mr Manh, an engineer, works in a factory.
Question 30: Thuy Nga is located in Paris. It is a company of music show.
A. Thuy Nga, a company of music show, was located in Paris.
B. Thuy Nga, a company of music show, was located in Paris.
C. Thuy Nga, a company of music show, is located in Paris. D. Both A and B.










Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Is it worth reading books, since nowadays there are so many other forms of entertainment? Some people say that even (31)_____ books are expensive, and not everyone can borrow books from a library. They might add that television is more exciting and that viewers can relax as they watch their favourite programmes. All that may be true, but books are still very popular. They encourage the reader to use his or her (32)_____ for a start. You can read a chapter of a book, or just a few pages and then stop. Of course, it may be so gripping that you can`t stop! There are many different kinds of books, so you can choose a crime (33)____ or an autobiography, or a book which gives you interesting information. If you find it hard to choose, you can read (34)____ , or ask friends for ideas. Personally, I can`t do without books, but I can (35)____ up television easily enough. You can`t watch a television at a bus stop!









Question 31. A. paperback B. so C. the D. when
Question 32. A. index B. imagination C. author D. amusement
Question 33. A. poetry B. history C. novel D. booklet
Question 34. A. reviews B. prefaces C. gossip D. announcements
Question 35. A. turn B. pick C. give D. look










Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Very few people in the modern world obtain their food supply by hunting and gathering in the natural environment surrounding their homes. This method of harvesting from nature`s provision is the oldest known subsistence strategy and has been practised for at least the last two million years. It was, indeed, the only way to obtain food until rudimentary farming and the domestication of wild animals were introduced about 10,000 years ago.










Because hunter-gatherers have fared poorly in comparison with their agricultural cousins, their numbers have dwindled, and they have been forced to live in marginal environments, such as deserts and arctic wastelands. In higher latitudes, the shorter growing seasons have restricted the availability of plant life. Such conditions have caused a greater dependence on hunting, and on fishing along the coasts and waterways. The abundance of vegetation in the lower latitudes of the tropics, on the other hand, has provided a greater opportunity for gathering a variety of plants. In short, the environmental differences have restricted the diet and have limited possibilities for the development of subsistence societies.










Contemporary hunter-gatherers may help us understand our prehistoric ancestors. We know from the observation of modern hunter-gatherers in both Africa and Alaska that a society based on hunting and gathering must be very mobile. While the entire community camps in a central location, a smaller party harvests the food within a reasonable distance from the camp. When the food in the area has become exhausted, the community moves on to exploit another site. We also notice seasonal migration patterns evolving for most hunter-gatherers, along with a strict division of labor between the sexes. These patterns of behavior may be similar to those practised by mankind during the Paleolithic Period.










Question 36. A typical feature of both modern and prehistoric hunter-gatherers is that ____________.
A. they don`t have a healthy and balanced diet B. they live in the forests for all their life
C. they don`t have a strong sense of community D. they often change their living places
Question 37. The word "marginal" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ____________.
A. suburban B. disadvantaged C. forgotten D. abandoned
Question 38. According to the passage, subsistence societies depend mainly on ____________.
A. agricultural products B. nature`s provision C. farming methods D. hunter-gatherers` tools










Question 39. Which of the following would serve as the best title of the passage?
A. Hunter-gatherers: Always on the Move B. Evolution of Humans` Farming Methods
C. Hunter-gatherers and Subsistence Societies D. A Brief History of Subsistence Farming
Question 40. In the lower latitudes of the tropics, hunter- gatherers ____________.
A. have better food gathering from nature B. live along the coasts and waterways for fishing
C. harvest shorter seasonal crops D. can free themselves from hunting










Question 41. The word "conditions" in the second paragraph refers to ____________.
A. the situations in which hunter-gatherers hardly find anything to eat
B. the places where plenty of animals and fish can be found
C. the environments where it is not favorable for vegetation to grow
D. the situations in which hunter-gatherers can grow some crops
Question 42. The word "domestication" in the first paragraph mostly means ____________.
A. making wild animals used to living with and working for humans
B. adapting animals to suit a new working environment
C. hatching and raising new species of wild animals in the home
D. teaching animals to do a particular job or activity in the home










Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Basic to any understanding of Canada in the 20 years after the Second World War is the country`s impressive population growth. For every three Canadians in 1945, there were over five in 1966. In September 1966, Canada`s population passed the 20 million mark. Most of this surging growth came from natural increase. The depression of the 1930s and the war had held back marriages, and the catching-up process began after 1945. The baby









boom continued through the decade of the1950s, producing a population increase of nearly fifteen percent in the five years from 1951 to 1956. This rate of increase had been exceeded only once before in Canada`s history, in the decade before 1911 when the prairies were being settled. Undoubtedly, the good economic conditions of the 1950s supported a growth in the population, but the expansion also derived from a trend toward earlier marriages and an increase in the average size of families. In 1957 the Canadian birth rate stood at 28 per thousand, one of the highest in the world.










After the peak year of 1957, the birth rate in Canada began to decline. It continued falling until in 1966 it stood at the lowest level in 25 years. Partly this decline reflected the low level of births during the depression and the war, but it was also caused by changes in Canadian society. Young people were staying at school longer; more women were working; young married couples were buying automobiles or houses before starting families; rising living standards were cutting down the size of families.










It appeared that Canada was once more falling in step with the trend toward smaller families that had occurred all through the Western world since the time of the Industrial Revolution. Although the growth in Canada`s population had slowed down by 1966 (the increase in the first half of the 1960`s was only nine percent), another large population wave was coming over the horizon. It would be composed of the children who were born during the period of the high birth rate prior to 1957.










Question 43. The phrase "prior to" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to _____________.
A. during B. behind C. before D. since
Question 44. When was the birth rate in Canada at its lowest postwar level?
A. 1957 B. 1966 C. 1951 D. 1956
Question 45. According to the passage, when did Canada`s baby boom begin?
A. During the depression of the 1930s B. After 1945
C. In 1966 D. In the decade after 1911










Question 46. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. Educational changes in Canadian society B. Canada during the Second World War
C. Population trends in postwar Canada D. Standards of living in Canada
Question 47. The word "surging" is closest in meaning to __________________.
A. surprising B. new C. accelerating D. extra
Question 48. The word "five" in the first paragraph refers to__________________.
A. decades B. marriages C. years D. Canadians










Question 49. The word "trend" in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to __________________.
A. aim B. growth C. tendency D. directive
Question 50. The author mentions all of the following as causes of declines in population growth after 1957 EXCEPT ___.
A. couples buying houses B. people being better educated
C. people getting married earlier D. better standards of living
 















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