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. interview B. compliment C. sacrifice D. represent Question 2: A. spaciousness B. solicitor C. consequences D. separately
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. presses B. precedes C. judges
D. catches Question 4:A. vehicle B. hospital . C. honest
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 5: The more you study, A. the more knowledge you gain
B. the more knowledge do you gain C. you are the more knowledge D. you will gain more knowledge Question 6: Do you know the beautiful girl is sitting in the car? A. who B. whom C. which
D. whose Question 7: I gave him my e-mail address _ he could keep in touch with me. A. in order B. so as
D. so that Question 8: The children_ to bed before their parents came home from work. A. were all going
B. had all gone C. had all been going
D. have all gone Question 9: The proposal by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council. A. which suggested
B. be suggested C. suggested
D. was suggested Question 10: Upon returning from the class,
A. a letter was found in the mail box B. a letter was in the mail box C. he found a letter from the mail box D. the mail box had a letter in it
Question 11: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He it renewed. A. must have had
B. should have had C. needn’t have had
D. mightn’t have had Question 12: Many of the beautiful buildings in our cities by exhaust gases from cars and factories. We must do something to stop this. A. were destroyed
B. are destroyed C. are being destroyed
D. have been destroyed Question 13: Tom
things round the house, which is annoying. A. always leaves
B. is leaving C. has always left
D. is always leaving Question 14: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually : Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament. A. looked up B. gone on
C. taken up
D. turned on Question 15: Today’s weather will be a _ of yesterday.
A. continuity B. continuing C. continuation D. continual Question 16: If we didn’t any measures to protect whales, they would disappear forever. A. use B. make C. take
D. do Question 17: Sex before __ is strongly disapproved in some cultures. A. get married B. marry
C. marriage D. married Question 18: A(n).
child means a child who behaves badly and saddens his parents.
A. active B. hard-working C. obedient D. mischievouss Question 19: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their A. creative B. creativity : C. create
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 first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and a positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment. A. interesting B. memorable C. serious
D. depressing Question 21: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.
A. do harm to B. set fire to C. give rise to D. make way for
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: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.
A. punished B. rewarded . C. motivated . D. discouraged Question 23: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet. A. become enemies
B. become friends C. give up weapons
D. reach an agreement
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges. Question 24: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.
Mary: “Yes, I’d love to.” A. Do you often have time for a drink after class? B. Would you like to have a drink after class? C. Do you often go out for a drink after class?
D. Would you like tea or coffee after class? Question 25: – “How would you like your steak done?”
A. I don’t like it
B. Very little
C. Well done
D. Very much
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 26 to 30.
The Vietnamese culture is one of the oldest in Southeast Asia and is heavily (26)_ by the Chinese culture. After Vietnam (27) __independence from China in the 10th century, the country began to expand southwards which led to the incorporation of elements of the Champa and Khmer cultures into the Vietnamese culture. Later, French colonial rule in Vietnam introduced the Western culture to the country and led to the (28) of Catholicism and the adoption of the Latin alphabet. Once the (29) _ regime started in Vietnam, several restrictions were placed over cultural exchanges with the Western civilization and instead exposure to the cultures of other communist nations like the (30). _ of the ancestors, respect for family values, devotion to study, etc., remained intact.
C. influence C. raised
Question 26: A. influenced Question 27: A. has Question 28: A. increase Question 29: A. community Question 30:A. veneration
B. influencing B. attained B. spread :: B. communication B. tradition
D. influences D. grew D. gain D. commute D. ritual
C. communist C. elaborate
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.
During times of crisis, people find themselves faced with lifestyle changes. One of the earliest and most noticeable changes seen during the COVID-19 lockdown was how we consume media – and especially how we read.
People tend to find comfort in certain books, and reading habits and genre preferences can change during periods of stress. This helps to explain why much genre fiction has roots in times of significant social, political or economic upheaval. Gothic literature is, in part, a British Protestant response to the French Revolution (1789-99).
Respondents generally reported that they were reading more than usual. This was largely due to having more free time (due to being furloughed, or not having a commute, or the usual social obligations or leisure activities). This increased reading volume was complicated for those with caring responsibilities. Many people with children reported that their reading time had increased generally because of their shared reading with children, but had less time than normal for personal reading. Reading frequency was further complicated by a quality vs quantity snag. People spent more time reading and seeking escape, but an inability to concentrate meant they made less progress than usual. In short, people spent more time reading but the volume they read was less.
Unsurprisingly, lockdown also made re-reading a physical necessity for some. Some respondents noted how they were unable to visit the library or browse at the bookshop for new books. Others reported that they simply wished to save money. On the other hand, the participants who reported re-reading less than normal during the lockdown period wanted to use their newfound time to seek out new topics and genres.
Question 31: What does the passage mainly discuss? A. Different types of books
B. Different kinds of people C. Different types of reading
D. Changes in reading habits
Question 32: According to paragraph 2, which of the following is NOT true?
A. Reading habits can change during periods of stress. B. Reading is unable to help people find comfort during stress time. C. Many great fiction books have been born in times of significant social upheaval.
D. Gothic literature was born during the French Revolution. Question 33: The word “commute” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to A. road to go to work
B. retirement C. unemployed person
D. a talk to other people Question 34: The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to A. people spent time reading
B. reading habit and reading time C. reading time and ability to concentrate D. progresses in reading Question 35: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the reason why people re-read more during lockdown?
A. They love books so much. B. They try to seek out new topics in books. C. They want to save money. D. They think it is necessary.
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.
A slogan chanted by tens of thousands around the world, Black Lives Matter has sparked a hashtag, a network of grass-roots organisations, and a moral collective of activists.
But how did it go from a social media post to a global phenomenon, and where does it go now? The names most associated with Black Lives Matter are not its leaders but the victims who have drawn attention to the massive issues of racism this country grapples with: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, to name a few.
The movement can be traced back to 2013, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida. The 17-year-old had been returning from a shop after buying sweets and iced tea. Mr Zimmerman claimed the unarmed black teenager had looked suspicious. There was outrage when he was found not guilty of murder, and a Facebook post entitled “Black Lives Matter” captured a mood and sparked action.
“Seven years ago, we were called together. There were about 30 of us standing in the courtyard of this black artist community in Los Angeles, summoned by Patrisse Cullors, one of our co-founders and one of my dearest friends,” says Melina Abdullah,
a professor of Pan African Studies in Los Angeles and co-founder of one of Black Lives Matters first chapters”. “It was students … artists, organisers and mommas. We knew that it was part of our sacred duty to step up. And there was an audaciousness that we could transform the world, but we didn’t have a plan for it,” she laughs.
If calls for justice for Trayvon Martin lit the spark for Black Lives Matter, it was the death of Michael Brown a year later that really brought the movement to national attention. The unarmed teenager had been shot dead by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri and Black Lives Matter took to the streets, often in angry confrontation with the police. But the killing of George Floyd took the movement to areas it had not reached before.
This moment of national reckoning gives Ambassador Andrew Young, a legendary civil rights leader, a “tremendous sense of pride”. “Especially that they have remained overwhelmingly nonviolent,” the 88-year-old says. For years he marched shoulder-to-shoulder with Rev Martin Luther King Jr, but very much as a civil rights leader in his own right. He was later awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and served as US Ambassador to the United Nations. “Of course it was very different back then. We had to go door-to-door, church-to-church,” he says. “When Dr King went to jail, only 55 people showed up,” Ambassador Young remembers.
Question 36: Black Lives Matter is A. a hashtag
B. a social media trend C. a global phenomenon
D. all are correct Question 37: Who is Trayvon Martin? A. a black victim in a gun shot
B. a teenager who killed a police C. the person who robbed a shop D. the person who started the hashtag Question 38: Why does the author quote Melina Abdullah’s saying?
A. The author tries to verify Zimmerman’s opinion. B. The author tries to explain how this global phenomenon starts. C. The author tries to fight for Trayvon Martin.
D. The author tries to write the first chapter of his book. Question 39: Which event brought Black Lives Matter to national attention?
A. Melina Abdullah’s action B. The death of Trayvon Martin C. The death of an unarmed teenager in Missouri
D. The post about Black Lives Matter Question 40: The word “tremendous” in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to A. great B. awful C. terrible
Question 41: Why does the author mention the killing of George Floyd?
A. To give another example of black victims. B. To justify the growth of the hashtag online. 1.*** C. To emphasize the growth of Black Lives Matter phenomenon.
D. To quote Andrew Young. Question 42: What is the main idea of the passage?
A. The angriness of the author about the fact that there are many black victims killed in the U.S. B. The Black Lives Matter phenomenon C. The history of black Americans D. The stories of famous American activists
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 43: If you wanted to be chosen for the job, you’ll have to be experienced
in the field.
Question 44: New sources of energy have been looking for as the number of fossil
А. fuels continues to decrease.
Question 45:A lot of athletic and non-athletic extracurricular activities are available in
Vietnamese high school either public and private.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions, Question 46: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.
A. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars. B. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area. C. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area. D. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.
Question 47: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
A. Being apart from someone you love makes you love him/her more. B. Our heart needs absence to grow. C. Being apart from someone you love makes you love him/her less.
D. Absence makes us grow older. Question 48: Even if the job market is not stable, those who persist will be able to land jobs eventually.
A. When it’s hard to find a job, jobs on land are even harder. B. Patient people will secure jobs even in an instable job market. C. Only persistent job seekers can find jobs. D. Land jobs are only available to persistent jobs applicants.
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: A criminal tried to attack Jane on her way home. A helpful passer-by stopped him in the act.
A. A passer-by intervened just when a criminal was trying to attack Jane in the act of going home. B. Had it not been for the intervention of a helpful passer-by, Jane would have been attacked on her way home. C. If Jane hadn’t got in the criminal’s way home, a helpful passer-by would have been attacked. D. A helpful passer-by put an end to the attack from Jane when going home with
the criminal. Question 50: I listen to Joe patiently until he started insulting me. At this point, I told him a few home truths.
A. I listened to Joe patiently until he started insulting me, at which point I told him a few home truths. B. I told Joe a few home truths, by which time he started insulting me patiently. C. I told Joe a few home truths after listening to him insulting me patiently. D. I listened to Joe patiently until he started insulting me, in this case I told him a few home truths.
1.D 11. B 21.A 31. D 41.C
2. B 12. C 22.B 32.B 42. B
3. B 13.D 23. A 33. A 43. A
4. B 14.A 24.B 34.A 44. B
5.A 15.0 25. 35.C 45. D
6.A 16.0 26. A 36. D 46. B
7. D 17.0 27.B 37. A 47. A
8.B 18.D 28. B 38. B 48. B
9.C 19.B 29. 39. C 49.B
10.C; 20. D 30. A 40. A 50. A