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Exercise 1. Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. 1. A. death B. health C. disease D. spread 2. A. ocean B. process C. solar D. tomb 3. A. abroad B. coat C. float D. road 4. A. accompany B. occur C. accident D. occasionally 5. A. chemistry B. mechanic C. character D. parachute Exercise 2. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others. 6. A. appoint B. gather C. threaten D. vanish 7. A. button B. canal C. failure D. monster 8. A. gravity B. professor C. pyramid D. remedy 9. A. abandon B. discover C. imagine D. satisfy 10. A. activity B. epidemic C. philosopher D. significance Exercise 3. Read a part of Céline Dion’s biography. There are fifteen lines. Ten of them have ONE extra word. Identify the extra word by choosing A, B, Cor D. Céline Dion was born on March 30th, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is the most youngest of 14 children of a highly musical family. A B C Céline grew up with music all around her: her parents had a piano-bar in the D city; her mother played. the violin, her father played the accordion and at a A B C weekends, the whole family performed and entertained the local population. D A B She was started singing in the piano-bar when she was five, and after a while C D A B she became famous singer in the town. At the age of 12 she told to her C D A B other she wanted to sing. Mrs. Therese Dion contacted René Angelil, one C D A of the most famous managers in Montreal, who has cried when he first heard B C D A B Céline’s magnificent voice. He used to his own money to make Céline’s the C D A first albums. Céline’s international breakthrough came when she recorded B C D the song in the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” The song went to number one and brought back her an Academy Award and a Grammy A B C D Award. In November 1994, with the album “The Colour of My Love”,


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Céline showed the world her love for René, who is 26 years more older! A B C They got married on December 17th, 1994. D Exercise 4. In the following exercise, each sentence Is completed In four ways. These four ways are similar in meanlng,but only three of them are grammatically correct. Identify ONE way that Is grammatically INCORRECT by circling A, B, C or D. 21. Literature is the subject ________ A. on which he loves to lecture C. that he loves to lecture on B. which he loves to lecture on D. on that he loves to lecture 22. Students ________ universities may have many difficulties in finding good study methods. A. enter B. entering C. that enter D. who enter 23. Are you going to see the film _________ at the National Cinema Centre? A. which is being shown C. which is shown B. which showing D. which is on 24. Vietnam National University is the place ________. A. in which I spend most of my working life C. that I spend most of my working life in B. in that I spend most of my working life D. where I spend most of my working life 25. That’s the museum ________ A. about which I’ve heard many good reports B. which I’ve heard many good reports about C. that I’ve heard many good reports about D. about whom I’ve heard many good reports Exercise 5. Each of the following sentences has ONE mistake. Identify the mistake by choosing A, B, C or D. 26. If you will study harder, you will surely pass the coming exams with good results. A B C D 27. I’ll probably never get used to eat durians. They smell terrible to me. A B C D 28. The singer which performed live on VTV3 yesterday has always been A B C the singer I admire most. D 29. It’s likely that the temperature in some areas will reach 400 C tomorrow. A B This summer is much more hot than last year’s. C D 30. I wish he would get a job. I’m fed up of his constant complaining. A B C D Exercise 6. Choose the most appropriate answer from A, B, C or D. 31. Your hair is too long now. It needs ________ A. to cut B. cutting C. being cut D. to be cutting 32. Chris is a good friend of________

A. me B. my C. mine D. I 33. If you ________ more slowly, he would have understood you. A. spoke B. would speak C. spoken D. had spoken 34. Your house has _______ nice furniture. A. such B. such a C. so D. so a 35. Norah Jones, _______ music is loved by many jazz fans, grew up in Texas. A. who B. whose C. whom D. which 36. The more expensive the hotel, _________ the service. A. better B. best C. the better D. the best 37. I’m going on holiday _______ the end of this month. A. at B. in C. on D. to 38. ________ it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday. A. Because B. Despite C. Although D. Because of 39. I come from Seattle, ________ and Boeing are situated. A. which B. where C. that D. x 40. “The Matrix” is __________ than any other films I’ve seen. A. more exciting B. more excited C. most exciting D. most excited Exercise 7. The words in the sentences below are in th wrong order. Rearrange words to make meaningful sentences by choosing the most appropriate and from A, B, C or D. 41. The/ comfortable/ hotel/ stayed/ was/ we/ wheret A. The hotel was comfortable where we stayed B. The hotel was where we stayed comfortable. C. The hotel where was comfortable we stayed. D. The hotel where we stayed was comfortable. 42. I/had/I /more/read/time/to/wish. A. I wish I had read more to time. C. I wish I had more time to read. B. I wish I had more to read time. D. I had more time I wish to read. 43. Now/abroad/ I’m/ in/ interested/ longer/ no/ studying/. A. Now I’m no longer studying in interested abroad. B. Now I’m no longer interested in studying abroad. C. Now no longer I’m interested in studying abroad. D. Now studying abroad no longer interested in I’m. 44. The/ are/ easier/ is/ it/ learn/ the/ to/you/younger/. A. The younger it is to learn, the easier you are. B. The younger, the easier it is you are to learn. C. The younger to learn, the easier you are it is. D. The younger you are, the easier it is to learn. 45. The/ book/ boring/ I/ it/ reading/ so/ stopped/ that/ was/ A. The book was boring so that I stopped reading it. B. The boring book stopped reading so that I was it. C. The book was so boring that I stopped reading it. D. The reading book was so boring that I stopped it.

Exercise 8. Read the following text and choose the most appropriate answer from A, B, C or D to answer questions from 46 to 50. Valentine’s Day around the World Italy There is a custom in Italy for young couples to get engaged on Valentine’s Day. Some shops sell baskets and cups which are filled with sweets and tied with ribbons. The young lovers offer these to each other as a sign of their love. Korea On February 14th many young women give sweets to their boyfriends, and on March 14th their boyfriends buy them chocolate. However, the young people who do not have a girlfriend or boyfriend can celebrate their own day on April 14th On this special day, called “Black Day”, these young people sit with their friends, who are in the same situation, and eat jajang noodles, which are black. This ensures that everyone has a day to celebrate. United States of America Most people in the United States take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to express their feelings towards their loved one or to offer the hand of friendship to others. However, it is popular these days to send an “anti- Valentine” card. These cards either have an insulting message (to the person you hate) or say goodbye (to your current partner). If you receive a card with the message C-Ya! (See you!), it means your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to end your relationship. 46. In Italy, people often announce their ___________ on Valentine’s Day. A. love B. secrets C. engagement D. marriage 47. Every year, Koreans celebratek ___________ Valentine’s Days. A. one B. two C. three D. four 48. “Black Day” is the “Valentine’s Day for ________. A. friends B. single people C. lovers D. everyone 49. According to the passage, Valentine’s Day in the United States is NOT an opportunity to ________ A. end your relationship with your current partner B. ask for help ftom your friends C. show your friends how much you appreciate them D. show your partner how much you love him/her 50. If someone receives the C-Ya! card on Valentine’s Day, it means that his/her partner wants to _______ A. stop going out with him/her B. meet him/her again right now C. seehim/her again the next day. D. end their argument

Exercise 1. Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently. Identify your answer by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. 1. A. farm B. garden C. charity D. harm 2. A. weather B. threaten C. earth D. spread 3. A. tomb B. son C. ton D. some 4. A. government B. Germany C. gather D. game 5. A. insect B. apes C. sea1 D. whales Exercise 2. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different. Identity your answer by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. 6. A. sentence B. suggest C. species D. system 7. A. bacteria B. dangerous C. government D. interesting 8. A. attack B. defeat C. believe D. happen 9. A. pyramid B. pharaoh C. animal D. possession 10. A. accompany B. responsible C. environment D. parliament Exercise 3. In these questions, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underimed part pf the sentence are marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Circle the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. 11. Tea wasn’t popular in Europe until 11700s when it has been first imported to England. A B C D 12. The gorilla is much in danger of extinction as the giant tortoise is. A B C D 13. Many farming land would vanish if it didn’t rain for a long time. A B C D 14. When I was a student, I used to visit cattle-raised farms to see how cows were fed. A B C D 15. Both cattle or railroads help to build the city of Chicago. A B C D 16. Hawaii, which is part of a group of islands, that has active volcanoes. A B C D 17. The City was be destroyed completely after terrorists bombed it. A B C D 18. It is likely that all peop1e in Hanoi live in skyscrapers by 2050. A B C D 19. If I had known the film was so boring, I would stay at home and do something else. A B C D 20. Although he had read the instructions, he knew what to do with the machine. A B C D Exercise 4. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C, and D) one be answer to complete each sentence by circling the Corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. 21. If he _______his father’s advice, he would not have lost all his money. A. follows B. would follow C. had followed D. followed

22. I _______her because she called me shortly afterwards. A. needn’t have phoned C. needn’t phone B. mustn’t phone D. mustn’t have phoned 23. He went out with a woman I didn’t know. It ____ his sister becau se he looked like her. A. can be C. is B. must be D. might have been 24. If he attended the class regularly, he ________ to sit for the exam. A. would allow C. would be allowed B. allowed D. would have allowed 25. They _____ to America yet. I saw them in the market this morning. A. must move C. would not move B. can’t have moved D. might have moved Exercise 5. Choose from the four Options riven (marked A, B, C, and D) one, best answer to complete each sentence by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. 26. We have not had interesting, talk to each other for a long time. A. such B. so C. such an D. so an 27. The river _________ with chemicals from factories and rubbish from households nearby. A. contaminates C. is poisoned B. is contaminated D. poisons 28 I know a place _________we can buy ice cream at a low price. A. what B. where C. which D. in where 29. How many pencils ________to draw that picture? A. use B. used C. were used D. were using 30. We are bored ____________the same activities in English lessons. A. to do B. with doing C. at doing D. to doing 31. __________it is very cold outside, we still like going out in the evening. A. But B. Moreover C. Despite D. Although 32. White sharks are in __________extinction. Their number is decreasing rapidly. A. time B. situation C. circumstance D. danger 33. _________she didn’t understand any words that he said, she kept smiling. A. Despite C. Even though B. In spite D. Even although 34. The closer a friend is to you, __________(s)he is to you. A. the dearer B. much dear C. the dearest D. dearer 35. I have known a person _________hometown is famous for grapefruits. A. who B. that C. whose D. whom Exercise 6. Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks (36 -40) by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. The technique to (36)_________ a kite was describedvery accurately by Marco Polo, the European explorer who went to China more than seven hundred years (37) _________ The men Polo saw flying a kite were (38) _________ engaged in a game, or a pastime. They were a ship’s crew, and superstitious (39) _________ all sailors are, and they believed the kite would show them whether or not their voyage would be prosperous. If the (40)________ went straight up, it was a good sign, and they would immediately set sail. 37.A. before 38.A.not 39.A. so 40.A.kite B. previously B. really B. like B. ship

C. start C. former C. actually C.such C. sail

D. blow D. ago D.ø D. wind

Exercise 7. Read the following passage then answer questions 41-45. After each question there are four possible answers marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the correct nswer by circling its correspondlhg letter A B, C, or D. Once a year, the skies of Western Brazil grow dark by day as well as by night. Farmersand cattle owners burn down vast areas of the great rain forests around the river Amazon to clear land for crop-growing and cattle-rearing. Smoke from the fires blots out the sun. Scientists, now keenly aware of dangers to the earth’s environment, see this great annual destruction as a major peril for Brazil, and also for the rest of the world. Politicians have realized that if no actions were done, Brazil would soon run out of forests. They have joined scientists to try to stop thà foolish waste of the precious resources of these forests. 41. What is the passage mainly about? A. The skies of Brazil. B. Habits of Brazilian farmers and cattle owners C. Reactions of scientists and politicians against the deforestation in Brazil D. The vanishing of Brazil’s forests 42. According to the passage, farmers and cattle owners burn down forests in order to _________ A. expand their farm C. rear cattle B. good crops D. grow crops and rear cattle 43. The phrase “this great annual destruction” in line 5 refers to A. The sky’s darkness C. Crop-growing B. The burning of forests D. Cattle-rearing 44. What can be inferred from the passage that causes the skies of Brazil to grow dark by day and night every year? A. The sun B. The weather. C. Crop-growing and cattle-rearing D. Smoke from forest burning 45. It can be inferred from the passage that scientists and politicians are going to ________. A. arrest the farmers and cattle owners. B. plant rain forests. C. stop farmers and cattle owners from burning down forests. D. stop farmers and cattle owners from growing crops and rearing cattle

Exercise 8. The sentences in italics below are cues. Make sentences expressing an imaginary situation by choosing from the alternatives A, B, C, and D the one best way to make a meaningful sentence. Identify your answer by circling the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D. 46. I’m sorry I wasn’t in the office when you phoned. I know I promised to be. A. I should be in the office when you phoned. B. I must have been in the office when you phoned. C. I might be in the office when you phoned. D. I should have been in the office when you phoned. 47. Nam was not at home either. Perhaps he went out with his girlfriend. A. Nam must go out with his girlfriend. B. Nam probably goes out with his girlfriend. C. Nam might have gone out with his girlfriend. D. It is sure that Nam went out with his girlfriend. 48. It would have been better if she had bought some Sugar. A. She should have bought some sugar. B. She might buy some sugar. C. She must have bought some sugar. D. She might have bought some sugar. 49. I am certain he finished all his exercises and went shopping. A. He finishes his exercises and goes shopping. B. He must have finished his exercises and gone shopping. C. He might have fmished his exercises and gone shopping. D. He can finish his exercises and go shopping. 50. Perhaps trees in the garden were watered. They were all wet. A Trees in the garden might have watered because they were all wet B. Trees in the garden must have been watered because they were all wet C. Trees in the garden might have been watered because they were all wet D. Trees in the garden might be watered because they were all wet.

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