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(Thời gian 90 phút)

Part I: Phonetics

I. Choose the word in each group that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest. Write your answer A, B, C or D on your answer sheet (0, 5)

1. A. deforestation

2. A. Passover

3. A. depend

4. A. nature

5. A. recite

B. reputation

B. access

B. enjoy

B. national

B. reconcile

C. federation

C.  impress

C. separate

C. narrow

C. refund

D. regularly

D. dissolve

D. return

D. channel

D. reproduce

II. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others. Write your answer A, B, C or D on your answer sheet (0,5)

1. A. advice

B. beauty

C. picture

D. postcard

2. A. recognize

B. relax

C. realize

D. relatively

3. A. scissors

B. object

C. wardrobe

D. transmit

4. A. paper

B. tonight

C. lecture

D. story

5. A. remain

B. convenient

C. volunteer

D. memorable

Part II: Vocabulary and Grammar

I. Choose the best word or phrase to complete the following sentences. Write your answer A, B, C or D on the answer sheet (1, 5)

1. I cant understand the French visitors. I wish I _____ French.

A. know  B. have known       C. knew    D. will know

2. The church _____ about 100 years ago.

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

3. The teacher said: This homework_____ carefully

 A. has to do  B. has to be done C. had to do  D.  had to be done

4. Dont worry, everything is _____ control.

A. in   B. under     C. on   D. upon

5. _____ I was really tired, I couldnt sleep.

 A. Therefore   B. Because of   C. Even though D. So

6. The child hurt himself badly when he fell_____ the bedroom window.

 A. out from  B. out of  C. down   D. over

7. The nurse was on _____ in the hospital last night.

 A. work  B. alarm  C. duty   D. service

8. _____ playing professional basketball, she also enjoys tennis.

 A. Besides  B. Moreover  C. Apart  D. Together

9. I tried to _____ them from going, but they wouldnt take any notice.

 A. warn  B. refuse  C. forbid  D. prevent

10. The doctor advised me not to take_____ so much work in future.

 A. after   B. on    C. over   D. to

11. _____, after trying three times, he passed the examination.

 A. Lastly  B. Last of all   C. Last   D. At last

12. I dont see any _____ in arriving early at the theatre.

 A. cause  B. point  C. reason  D. aim

13. You will have to _____ your holiday if you are too ill to travel.

 A. put off   B. cut down  C. put out  D. put up

14. _____ to the national park before, Sue was amazed to see the geyser.

 A. Being not  B. Not having been C. Have not been      D. Having not been

15. During the war, we _____ many relatives.

 A. set an example for B. took for granted C. lost touch with D. made a mention of

II. Use the word given in capital at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. Write the correct word on your answer sheet (1, 0)

  1. We can protect the environment by reducing air pollution.                  (reduce)
  2. He failed because he answered all my questions illogically.   ( logic)                            

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  1. He is one of the most famous environmentalist in the world                  (environment)
  2. We think that mother’s Day should be celebrated internationally.   (nation)

5. Wearing uniforms encourages students to be proud of their school          (pride)

6. He feels sleepy because of the teacher’s voice                               (sleep)

7. We’re sure we can believe him. He’s usually very truthful.   (Truth)

8. The bloodstain on his T- shirt was very noticeable.                                    (Notice)

9. I’m afraid there is going to be another devaluation of the currency soon.      (Value)                       

10. Did you really have to behave with such severity to the little girl?.          (Severe)                             

III. There is a mistake in the four underlined parts of each sentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. (1, 0)

1. We have such many things to do that we have no time to go out.

                       A                              B                       C                     D

2. There’s no point to talk to such a conservative minded person.

         A                            B             C                 D

3. Film can only be developed in a room that is totally darkness.

                                      A                           B          C          D

4. I think that’s an interesting thought, isn’t that?.

          A                                             B            C      D

5. She wishes she is the most beautiful girl in the world.

              A                B          C                         D

6. Although most known for her prose works, Maya Angelo also punished several collections of poetry.

                          A                        B                                                C                                                        D

7. If it is kept dry, a seed can still sprout up to forty years after their formation

                A                              B                  C                                    D

8. Why so many students graduate weak at reading and math are questions continuing to disturb educators.

                   A                                              B                                                 C                    D

9. What I told her a few days ago were not the solutions to most of her problems

                        A                        B                                    C       D

10. Although apples do not grow during the cold season, apple trees must have such season in order to flourish.       A                                          B                                                                            C                               D

Part III: Reading

I. Find a suitable word for each numbered blank. Write it on your answer sheet (1, 5)

 Most people think of computers (1) as very modern inventions, products of our new technology now. But (2) actually, the idea for a computer was worked out (3) about/ over two centuries ago by a man (4) called/ named Charles Babbage.

 Babbage was born in 1791 and (5) grew up to be a brilliant mathematician. He drew up plans for several calculating machines (6) which/ that he called engine. But, (7) despite the fact that he started building some of these, he never finished any of (8) them. Over the years people have argued whether his machines (9) could/ would ever work. Recently, however, the Science Museum in London (10) has finished building an engine (11) based on one of Babbages designs. It has (12) taken six years to complete and (13) more than four thousand parts have been specially made. (14) whether it works or not, the machine will be on show at a special exhibition in the Science Museum to (15) remind people of Babbages work.

II. Choose the best answer for each numbered blank. Write your answer A, B, C or D on your answer sheet (1, 0)

 The traffic light signal was invented by a railway signaling engineer. It was installed (1) ____ the house of parliament in 1868. It (2)____ like any railway signal of the time, and was operated by gas. (3) ____, it exploded and killed a policeman, and the accident (4) ____ further development until cars became common.

 (5) ____ traffic lights are an American invention. Red - green (6) ____ were installed in Cleveland in 1914. Three - color signals, (7) ____ by hand from a tower in the (8) ____ of the street,

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were installed in New York in 1918. The (9) ____ lights of this type to (10)in Britain were in London, on the junction between St Jamess street and Piccadilly in 1925

1. A. outside   B. out   C. out of  D. outdoors

2. A. resembled  B. looked  C. showed  D. seemed

3. A. However   B. Therefore  C. Although  D. Despite

4. A. forbade   B. avoided  C. discouraged D. disappointed

5. A. New   B. Recent  C. Modern  D. late

6. A. methods   B. systems  C. means  D. ways

7. A. worked   B. operated  C. turned  D. held

8. A. heart   B. focus  C. halfway  D. middle

9. A. original   B. primary  C. first   D. early

10. A. show   B. appear  C. happen  D. become

III. Read the following passage indicates the correct answer. Write your answer A, B, C or D on your answer sheet (0, 5)

 They call New York the Big Apple. Maybe it isnt exactly like an apple, but it is certainly very big. There are too many people, thats the problem. The streets are always full of cars and trucks, and you can never find a place to park.

If you have enough money, you can take a taxi. New York cabs are yellow. They look all the same. But the drivers are very different. Some were born and raised in New York, but many are newcomers to the United States. A few drive slowly, but most go very fast. Cab driving is a difficult job. It can be dangerous, too. Thieves often try to steal the drivers money. Drivers sometimes get hurt.

If you dont want to take a taxi, you can go by bus or you can take the subway. The subway is quick, and its cheap, but parts of it are old and dirty. Lights dont always work and there are often fires on the track. On some subway lines, there are new, clean, silver trains. But you cant see the color of the old trains easily. There is too much dirt and too much graffiti, inside and outside.

1. What is the problem of New York?

A. It has too many apples    B. It looks like an apple  C. It is too big           D. It is too crowded

2. What does a cab mean?

A. a truck                       B. a bus                     C. a taxi                     D. a subway

3. Cab drivers in New York_____.

A. can be dangerous       B. can be attacked by thieves C. look the same    D. were all born in New York

4. The word track can best be replaced by_____.

A. roadway                   B. station                   C. light bulb               D. train

5. Subway in New York_____.

A. are quickly but dirty         B. are colorless                C. have no lights                 D. often cause fires.             

Part IV. Writing

I. Rewrite these sentences in such a way that they mean the same as the first, using the word in brackets at the end of each sentence. DO NOT CHANGE THE FORM OF THE GIVEN (0, 5)

1. "I’ve seen the film three times, Mary” said George.                        (Told)

→George told Mary he had seen the film three times

2. I regret giving Dennis my phone number.                                               (I)

I wish I hadn’t given Dennis my phone number.

3. I haven’t phoned her since she left for Paris.                                          (LAST)

The last time I phoned her was when she left for Paris

4 I thought she bore a strong resemblance to her grandmother.              (Reminded)

She reminded me of her grandmother.

5. Our team won and the visitors lost.                                                        (Beaten)

The visitors were beaten by our team.

II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Write your answers on the answer sheet (1, 0)

1. She started working in this company 5 years ago.

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She has worked/ has been working in this company for 5 years.

2. “Have you done your homework?” asked the teacher.

The teacher asked me if I had done my homework.

3. The exercise was so easy that all students could do it.

     → It was such an easy exercise that all students could do it

4. They didn’t go out because it rained heavily. → Because of the heavy rain, they didn’t go out.

5. I didn’t go to bed early, so I didn’t wake up at 5 am

If I had gone to bed early, I would have woken/ waked up at 5 am

6. It is thought that the accident was caused by human error

The accident is thought to have been caused by human error.

7. John said that he was sorry he had not attended the meeting.

→ John apologized for not having attended the meeting.

8. As soon as they arrived on the beach, it started to rain.

→ No sooner had they arrived on the beach than it started to rain.

9. The children themselves are not in any way to blame for the disaster.

In no way are the children themselves to blame for the disaster.

10. In order to be highly paid, they work much harder.

They work much harder, so they can be highly paid.

III. Write a paragraph about 100 120 words with the topic What should you do to improve your English? (1,0d)                                                    ----------------THE END-----------------


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