Time allotted: 60 min.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions. Question 1: A. intact
B. pursue C. tutor
D. upgrade Question 2: A. vocational B. renewable C. community D.constitution
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions. Question 3: A. bachelor B. chiefly
C. chimney D. choir * Question 4: A. campus B. accident C. disapprove D. salmon
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: The the weather gets around the world, the
the polar habitat will disappear. A. warmer/faster
B. warmest/fastest C. warmer/fastest .
D. warmest faster Question 6: Next time I see you, I expect that you _ your report on Vietnam educational reforms. A. will be finishing
B. will have finished C. will have finishing
D. will finish Question 7: We placed our job_ in a number of national newspapers with the hope of finding the most suitable candidates. A. advertisements B. seekers C. interviews
D. satisfactions Question 8: A strong feature is that the book includes case studies of extended family systems as well as ____family systems. A. low-income B. nuclear C. small
D. close-knit Question 9: It was so foggy that the driver couldn’t the traffic lights. А. keep up
B. make out C. hand out D. take up Question 10: Five civil servants were dismissed for _ _and misconduct.
A. dishonesty B. dishonest C. dishonestly D. honesty
Question 11: High in the sky a__ of birds was flying southward. A. crowd B. herd C. flock
D. swarm Question 12: The memorial in the main square___ the soldiers who died in the war. A. commemorates
B. celebrates C. remembers
D. recalls Question 13: It is crucial that A. a document be submitted
B. submitting a document C. to submit a document
D. a document to be submitted Question 14: Nobody arrived at the meeting late, A. didn’t he B. did he
C. didn’t they D. did they Question 15: Mr. Robert, _ help I passed my final examination, is one of the best teachers. A. for his B. with his
C. for whose D. with whose Question 16: I’d rather you ____ to the English-speaking club with me this Friday. A. will come B. came
D. to come Question 17: We’d better not waste water _we won’t have enough to drink soon. A. only if B. or else
D. in case Question 18: Neither the boy’s teacher nor his parents with his result in the Math competition. A. is satisfied
B. are satisfied C. has satisfied
D. have satisfied Question 19: I have three brothers, are working for the International Bank. A. all of whom
B. who they all C. that all of them
D. who all of them
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 20: The new policy will help generate more jobs as it gives bonus for each extra hour. A. bring up B. eliminate . C. create
D. terminate Question 21: Unemployment is a massive problem for the government at the moment. They have spent 3 million dollars to solve it. A. insignificant B. major
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 22: The advances of commercial airplanes resulted in a shrinking world where people can arrive at the farway destination in just a number of hours.
A. declining B. reducing C. expanding D. compressing Question 23: Automobile exhaust produces elevated level of carbon dioxide in urban air which relates to an increasing number of lung disease patients.
A. raised B. increased C. diminished D. uplifted
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: – “You look fantastic in your new suit.”
A. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. B. It doesn’t matter. C. You’re welcome.
D. It’s very thoughtful of you. Question 25: – “Everyone should learn more about how to treat the environment well.”
A. I am sure about that. C. I couldn’t agree more.
B. That’s not true. D. It’s not true.
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 from 26 to 30.
It is not new that as a result of global warming, ice is melting adjacent to the poles at record speeds. Mountain ice and glaciers hold history to our planet’s past, and archeologists published their findings.
Permafrost at high elevations just over 200 miles north of Oslo, Norway, continues to melt (26) global climate change, and that is where the emerging field of Glacial Archaeology comes into play. This branch of archaeology focuses on studying sites where ice is melting rapidly and (27)_ clues about the comings and goings of civilizations throughout the ages.
In Central Norway, over 3000 artifacts, including textiles, animal bones, hunting tools and more (28)_ nearly untouched. What is really cool about this find is that normally, Earth’s elements would cause a (29)_ in organic materials. And in the case of these glacial treasures, they have fought the good fight and won.
The best way to find out more about how people lived before the time of traditional record keeping is to study artifacts that may seem ordinary. In 2011,
specific to Lendbreen, Norway showed evidence of a Viking-era mountain pass. This information leads to a better understanding of how groups traveled throughout the Scandinavian region.
(adapted from discovery.com)
Question 26: A. in order that Question 27: A. concealing Question 28: A. were found
B. beside B. revealing B. found
C. due to C. leaking C. were finding C. breakout
D. according to D. producing D. to find D. breakdown
Question 29: A. breakthrough Question 30: A. discoveries
B. inventions D. constructions
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 31 to 35. : Microplastics are presented at both the highest and deepest points on Earth. The tiny pieces of plastics had previously been discovered in the 11-kilometre-deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean and have now been detected on Mount Everest. This is the first time that microplastics, bits of plastic less than 5 millimeters across that can come from the breakdown of larger items, have been detected on Everest.
Imogen Napper at the University of Plymouth, UK, and colleagues collected eight 99-millilitre samples of stream water and eleven 300-millilitre samples of snow from different points on the mountain. The team found microplastics in all of the snow samples and three of the stream samples. The results were released in the November 2020 New Science magazine.
“Even though the research on Mount Everest was really exciting and getting the samples was incredible, you are secretly hoping not to find any because you want the environment to be pristine,” says Napper.
Most microplastics found on Mount Everest came from synthetic fibres, including polyester and acrylic, which are used to make clothes and gear that trekkers rely on. Just walking around for 20 minutes, washing our clothes or opening a plastic bottle can release microplastics into the environment.
“What we don’t yet fully know is the potential problems these tiny pieces of plastic could be having to ecosystems, to organisms and even to our own health as well,” says Christian Dunn at Bangor University in the UK.
Because of their size, it is incredibly difficult to get rid of microplastics. According to Napper, the focus needs to be on technological advances to stop their further
spread. “Rather than mopping up the floor continuously, what we need to do to solve the problem of an overfilling bath is just turn off the tap.”
:: (adapted from newscientist.com)
Question 31: According to the passage, microplastics
A. were found at the same time in the Mariana trench and on Mount Everest B. come from larger plastic items when they break down C. were detected for the very first time in November 2020
D. are more likely to drop into stream water than on mountain snow Question 32: The word “any” in paragraph 3 refers to
A. the research B. the samples C. the microplastics D. the snow Question 33: How many stream water samples did the scientists collect? .. . A. 11 B. 5 C. 8
D. 99 Question 34; The word “potential” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to A. legal B. practical C. simple
D. possible Question 35: By mentioning the overfilling bath problem, Imogen Napper would like
A. say that turning off the tap will keep the floor dry B. make comparison between two soļutions to a problem C. suggest that the solution to a problem is to stop the cause D. warn that it is challenging to get rid of microplastics
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42.
The hosting countries of the Olympics usually spend huge amounts of money to hold the 16-day event. Many of the countries taking part invest huge sums in programs for elite athletes. And that money is not spent to come in fourth.
The figures are enormous! Depending on who you ask, China spent 40 billion dollars on the Beijing Olympics and Russia invested 50 billion in Sochi; the Rio and London Games each cost between 14 and 18 billion dollars (1). In terms of money for athletes, the UK spent over 400 million dollars supporting 1,300 top competitors. This funding is directly linked to success: those who fail to achieve their targets will have their funding cut and, in some cases, completely removed (2).
Similarly, several years ago, China established a system known as Juguo Tizhi (“whole country support for the elite sport system”) for developing athletes. Children
are identified as potential sports stars between the ages of six and nine, and are sent to special sports schools run by the local government, where they train for up to 15 hours a week. Those who prove to have talent move on to a semi-professional schedule of four to six hours a day, five or six days a week. Later, the top performers move on to provincial training centers. Students there live and breathe their sport and hope to be selected for their provincial team (3). There are around 400,000 young people in this system, whose main purpose is to win glory for their nation.
China came in first in Beijing Olympics, and Great Britain got its highest ranking in over 100 years in 2016. The question is whether this search for success at all costs comes at the expense of investing in something which is arguably more valuable: local clubs and competitions; facilities for people to stay healthy and play for fun. Seeing your team win can obviously lift your spirits (4). However, this feeling is only temporary, while taking part in regular exercise and sports has been shown to have long-term physical and psychological benefits. Given this, surely spending more money on increasing sports participation from the lowest levels up would be a better way of tackling some of the health and social challenges that many countries face.
(adapted from Dellar and Walkley, 2018)
Question 36: By mentioning “come in fourth” in paragraph 1, the writer means
A. huge sums of money are spent to win medals B. the essential thing is to take part in the Games C. gold medals are the most important
D. money should be paid at the end of the Games Question 37: Fundings for the Olympic Games
. ** A. averagely exceed 50 billion USD B. always ensure inevitable victory C. were least in the UK with 400 million USD
D. are removed in case of failure Question 38: Which of the following is TRUE to China’s Juguo Tizhi?
A. It only trains children between the age of six and nine. B. Local training schools teach students 15 hours before sending them to next level. C. The primary goal of the system is to provide top athletes to events like the Olympics. D. At the provincial training centers, the earliest lesson is learning to breathe.
Question 39: There are four positions numbered 1-4 in the passage. Where can the phrase “and then to be full-time professional athletes representing their country” be added to? A. (1) B. (2)
C. (3) . D. (4) Question 40: The word “temporary” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to A. constant B. short-term C. strong
D. positive Question 41: The word “this” in paragraph 4 refers to A. having temporary feelings
B. benefits of regular sports C. national team winning
D. playing for fun Question 42: Which of the following is the message the passage wants to deliver?
A. Hosting the Olympic Games is a great honour.. B. Investing in Olympic Games is hugely profitable. C. The most important thing is not winning, but taking part..
. D. Regular participation in sports should be encouraged.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: Because there are few members present this morning than there were
A last night, we must wait until the next meeting to vote.
D Question 44: Due to the staff shortages, we are unable to offer a full buffet service in
this train. this train.
: Question 45: I’ve been reading the book you lent me, so you can have it back now. A B C
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to the original sentence in the following questions.
Question 46: If i had known you needed a hand painting your house, I would have helped you
A. I didn’t help you to paint your house although I was aware that you were doing it. B. I am planning to help you to paint your house whenever you are ready. C. Let me know when you are going to paint your house, and I will lend a hand. D. You didn’t tell me you needed help painting your house; otherwise, I’d have assisted you.
Question 47: Mary allows her children to stay up late on Saturday evenings.
A. Mary lets her children stay up late on Saturday evenings. B. Mary gets her children stay up late on Saturday evenings. C. Mary helps her children stay up late on Saturday evenings. D. Mary makes her children stay up late on Saturday evenings.
Question 48: When the class was over, the students ran out, screaming and shouting.
A. As long as the class had finished, the students ran out, screaming and shouting. B. Barely was the class over, the students ran out, screaming and shouting. C. As soon as the class had finished, the students ran out, screaming and shouting. D. Before the class finished, the students ran out, screaming and shouting.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. Question 49: Something hit the door, I heard a slam.
A. Something hit the door but I heard a slam. B. Something hit the door for I heard a slam. C. Something hit the door though I heard a slam. D. Something hit the door when I heard a slam.
Question 50: Many airlines are offering discount tickets for flights. More people are flying for weekend trips to scenic cities.
A. If many airlines are offering discount tickets for flights, more people will be flying for weekend trips to scenic cities. B. Although many airlines are offering discount tickets for flights, more people are flying for weekend trips to scenic cities. C. Many airlines are offering discount tickets for flights because more people are flying for weekend trips to scenic cities. D. More people are flying for weekend trips to scenic cities since many airlines are offering discount tickets for flights.
10.A 20. A 30. B. 40. B 50. A 10.B 20.D 30. B 40. B 50.C 10.A 20.C 30. A 40. B 50. C 10.C 20.A 30.C 40.C 50. A 10.A 20.D 30. A 40. D 50. A 10. B 20.C 30.C 40.C 50. B 10. B 20. D 30. A 40.C 50. A 10.A 20.C 30. A 40. B 50.D!