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Ngày thi 10/03/2013
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
(80 câu trắc nghiệm)
Mã đề: 125

Họ, tên thí sinh:.................................................. ............................................ .................................. Số báo danh: ................................................

Part I: Mark A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs in the position of the main stress in the following questions.
Question 1: A. explanation B. preparation C. considerate D. information
Question 2: A. appearance B. ambitious C. performance D. telephone
Question 3: A. individual B. competitive C. occupation D. documentary
Question 4: A. relation B. arrange C. summary D. eliminate
Question 5: A. different B. important C. essential D. negation
Part II: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 6: To solve this problem, it is advisable__________
A. a drastic measure to be adopted B. that to adopt a drastic measure
C. that a drastic measure be adopted D. that a drastic measure is adopted
Question 7: John: "Do you think that we should use public transportation to protect our environment?"
Laura. " _______"
A. Yes, it’s an absurd idea B. There’s no doubt about it
C. Of course not. You bet D. Well, that’s very surprising
Question 8: On the second thought, I believe I will go with you to the theater.
A. On reflection B. For this time only
C. After discussing with my wife D. For the second time
Question 9: On_____he had won, he jumped for joy.
A. he was told B. having told C. being told D. telling
Question 10: I must take this watch to be repaired; it _____ over 20 minutes a day.
A. gains B. accelerates C. increases D. progresses
Question 11: When a fire broke out in the Louvre, at least twenty _________ paintings were destroyed, including two by Picasso.
A. worthless B. priceless C. valueless D. worthy
Question 12: His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else’s point of view. He is very____
A. open-minded B. kind-hearted C. narrow-minded D. absent-minded
Question 13: The story he invented was completely ______ . I don’t believe it.
A. true B. truth C. truthful D. untrue
Question 14: What chemical is this? It’s_______a horrible smell.
A. giving over B. giving off C. giving down D. giving up
Question 15: In many ways, she _______ me of someone I knew at school.
A. remembers B. reminds C. recalls D. resembles
Question 16: Learning English isn’t so difficult once you_____
A. get down to it B. get off it C. get on it D. get down with it
Question 17: Geogre wouldn’t have met Mary ______ to his brother’s graduation party.
A. had he gone B. hadn’t he gone
C. if he had not gone D. if he shouldn’t have gone
Question 18: Nowadays children would prefer history ____ in more practical ways.
A. to be taught B. teach C. be taught D. to teach
Question 19: John has a monthly bank ___ sent to him so that he knows how much there is in his account.
A. statement B. overdraft C. cheque D. balance
Question 20: Can you list the problems ____ poor and ____ countries?
A. facing/ overpopulation B. facing/overpopulated
C. face/ overpopulated D. facing/overpopulating
Question 21: The sheep were huddled into a ____ to protect them from overnight frosts.
A. cage B. pen C. kennel D. hutch
Question 22: There is ____ in my bedroom.
A. a square wooden old table B. an old square wooden table
C. a wooden old square table D. an old wooden square table
Question 23: There seems to be a large ________ between the number of people employed in service industries and those employed in the primary sectors.
A. discrepancy B. discretion C. discriminate D. distinguish
Question 24: "I am sorry. I broke the vase". " _____".
A. OK. Go ahead B. Yes, certainly
C. Don’t worry. Things break D. I’d rather not.
Question 25: _____, he felt so unhappy and lonely.
A. In spite of his being wealth B. Rich as was he
C. Rich as he was D. Despite his wealthy
Question 26: Tom: "I’m sorry. I won’t be able to come." Mary. "_____"
A. great B. Oh, that’s annoying C. Well, never mind D. Sounds like fun
Question 27: "I understand you don’t like opera. _____, I go at least once a month.”
A. In contrast B. On contrast
C. In the contrast D. On the contrast
Question 28: If you had taken my advice, you ____ in such difficulties now.
A. wouldn’t have been B. hadn’t been C. wouldn’t be D. won’t be
Question 29: One’s fingerprints are _____ other person.
A. different from B. different from any
C. differ from any D. different from those of any
Question 30: Marianne seemed to take ________ at my comments on her work.
A. annoyance B. insult C. offence D. indignation
Question 31: _______, we tried our best to complete it.
A. Difficult as the homework was B. Thanks to the difficult homework
C. As though the homework was difficult D. Despite the homework was difficult
Question 32: She listened so attentively that not a word______
A. she had missed B. she missed C. she didn’t D. did she miss
Question 33: On hearing the news she fainted and it was half an hour before she came____again.
A. round B. up C. over D. forward.
Question 34: The policeman _____ him to appear as a witness.
A. let B. discouraged C. made D. compelled
Question 35: His new yacht is certainly an ostentatious display of his wealth.
A. showy B. expensive C. large D. ossified

Part III: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 36: The reason he wants to take a leaving of absence is that he needs a complete rest.
Question 37: His boss has asked him to respond immediately this fax.
Question 38: It is the writing English that causes difficulties to foreigners.
Question 39: The diameter of the Sun is more than one hundred times greater than the Earth.
Question 40: Foreign students who are doing a decision about which school to attend may not know
exactly where the choices are located.
Part IV: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the given one.
Question 41: Diana ran into her former teacher on the way to the stadium yesterday.
A. Diana caused an accident to her teacher while she was going to the stadium.
B. Diana’s car ran over her teacher on the way to the stadium.
C. Diana happened to meet her teacher while she was going to the stadium.
D. Diana’s teacher got run over whole she was going to the stadium.
Question 42: You should have persuaded him to change his mind.
A. It was essential to persuade him to change his mind but you didn’t.
B. You didn’t persuade him to change because of his mind.
C. You should persuade him to change his mind.
D. You persuaded him to change his mind but he didn’t listen.
Question 43: When the unemployment rate is high, the crime rate is usually also high.
A. The unemployment rate and the crime rate are both higher.
B. The higher the unemployment rate is, the higher the crime rate is.
C. The unemployment rate is as high as the crime rate.
D. The high rate of unemployment depends on the high rate of crime.
Question 44: I wish you hadn’t said that.
A. I wish you not to say that B. If only you didn’t say that
C. I hope you will not say that D. It would be nice if you hadn’t said that.
Question 45: "You’re always making terrible mistakes", said the teacher.
A. The teacher asked his students why they always made terrible mistakes.
B. The teacher realized that his students always made terrible mistakes.
C. The teacher complained about his student making terrible mistakes.
D. The teacher made his students not always make terrible mistakes

Part V: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the one that best completes each sentence.
Question 46: My English is progressing______.
A. odds and ends B. leaps and bounds C. bounds and leaps D. ends and odds
Question 47: Many of the current international problems we are now facing________
A. linguistic incompetencies
B. are the result of misunderstandings
C. are the result of not understanding themselves
D. lack of the intelligent capabilities of understanding each other
Question 48: We got on well when we shared a flat,_______
A. in spite of the different in our old
B. although the difference in our age
C. in spite that fact that I was much older than her
D. despite her being much older than me
Question 49: Having been selected to present the Association of American Engineers at the International Convention, ________
A. the members applauded him B. a speech had to be given by him
C. the members congratulated him D. he gave a short acceptance speech
Question 50: When you do something, you should _________.
A. get through to B. turn over a new leaf
C. weigh up the pros and cons D. go down well with

Part VI: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 56 to 65.
"The economic history of the United States", one scholar has written, "is the history of the rise and development of the capitalistic system". The colonists of the eighteenth century pushed forward what those of the seventeenth century have begun: the expansion and elaboration of an economy born in the great age of capitalist expansion.
Our excellent natural resources paved the way for the development of abundant capital to increase our growth. Capital includes the tools – such as: machines, vehicles, and buildings – that makes the outputs of labor and resources more valuable. But it also includes the funds necessary to buy those tools. If a society had to consume everything it produced just to stay alive, nothing could be put aside to increase future productions. But if a farmer can grow more corn than his family needs to eat, he can use the surplus as seed to increase the next crop, or to feed workers who build tractors. This process of capital accumulation was aided in the American economy by our cultural heritage. Saving played an important role in the European tradition. It contributed to American’s motivation to put something aside today for the tools to buy tomorrow.
The great bulk of the accumulated wealth of America, as distinguished from what was consumed, was derived either directly or indirectly from trade. Though some manufacturing existed, its role in the accumulation of capital was negligible. A merchant class of opulent proportions was already visible in the seaboard cities, its wealth as the obvious consequence of shrewd and resourceful management of the carrying trade. Even the rich planters of tidewater Virginia and the rice coast of South Carolina finally depended for their genteel way of life upon the ships and merchants who sold their tobacco and rice in the markets of Europe. As colonial production rose and trade expanded, a business community emerged in the colonies, linking the provinces by lines of trade and identity of interest.

Question 51: With what subject is this passage mainly concerned?
A. Geography B. Finance C. Economics D. Culture
Question 52: The phrase "paved the way" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ....
A. paid for B. supported C. accumulated D. resembled
Question 53: It can be inferred from the passage that the European ancestors of early Americans ...
A. sent many tools to America B. taught their skills to their offspring
C. were accustomed to saving D. were good farmers
Question 54: The word "funds" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ...
A. money B. resource C. labour D. capital
Question 55: According to the passage, which of the following would lead to accumulating capital?
A. Training workers who produce goods. B. Studying the culture history of the country
C. Consuming what is produced D. Planting more of a crop than what is needed
Question 56: The word "it" in the third sentence of paragraph 2 refers to.....
A. growth B. resource C. labour D. capital
Question 57: According to the passage, capital includes all of the following EXCEPT...
A. factories B. tractors C. money D. workers
Question 58: According to the passage, the emergence of a business community in the colonies was a result of ...
A. efficient saving B. the immigration
C. the success of production and trade D. the existence of manufacturing
Question 59: The word "negligible" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to.....
A. very important B. not very important
C. necessary to be neglected D. able to be neglected
Question 60: The phrase "put aside" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to....
A. hidden B. saved C. reviewed D. consumed

Part VII: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following question from 61 to 70.
Although they are an inexpensive supplier of vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein, eggs also contain a high level of blood cholesterol, one of the major causes of heart diseases. One egg yolk, in fact, contains a little more than two-thirds of the suggested daily cholesterol limit. This knowledge has driven egg sales to plummet in recent years, which in turn has brought about the development of several alternatives to eating regular eggs. One alternative is to eat substitute eggs. These egg substitutes are not really eggs, but they look somewhat like eggs when they are cooked. They have the advantage of having low cholesterol rates, and they can be scrambled or used in baking. One disadvantage, however, is that they are not good for frying, poaching, or boiling. A second alternative to regular eggs is a new type of egg, sometimes called ‘designer’ eggs. These eggs are produced by hens that are fed low-flat diets consisting of ingredients such as canola oil, flax, and rice bran. In spite of their diet, however, these hens produce eggs that contain the same amount of cholesterol as regular eggs. Yet, the producers of the these eggs claim that eating their eggs will not raise the blood cholesterol in humans.
Egg producers claim that their product has been portrayed unfairly. They cite scientific studies to back up their claim. And, in fact, studies on the relationship between eggs and human cholesterol levels have brought mixed result. It may be that it is not the type of eggs that is the main determinant of cholesterol but the person who is eating the eggs. Some people may be more sensitive to cholesterol derived from food than other people. In fact, there is evidence that certain dietary fats stimulate the body’s production of blood cholesterol. Consequently, while it still makes sense to limit one’s intake of eggs, even designer eggs, it seems that doing this without regulating dietary fat will probably not help reduce the blood cholesterol level.

Question 61: What is the main purpose of the passage?
A. To introduce the idea that dietary at increases the blood cholesterol level
B. To make people know about the relationship between eggs and cholesterol
C. To persuade people that eggs are unhealthy and should not be eaten
D. To convince people to eat ‘designer’ eggs and egg substitutes.
Question 62: According to the passage, which of the following is a cause of heart diseases?
A. minerals B. cholesterol C. canola oil D. vitamins
Question 63: What has been the cause for changes in the sale of eggs?
A. increasing price B. decreased production
C. dietary changes in hens D. concerns about cholesterol
Question 64: What is meant by the phrase ‘mixed result’?
A. The result are blended B. The result are a composite of things
C. The result are inconclusive D. The result are mingled together
Question 65: According to the author, which of the following may reduce blood cholesterol?
A. reducing egg intake but not fat intake B. increasing egg intake and fat intake
C. decreasing egg intake and fat intake D. increasing egg intake but not fat intake
Question 66: Which of the following could best replace the word ‘somewhat’?
A. in fact B. a little C. indefinitely D. a lot
Question 67: According to the passage, one yolk contains approximately what fraction of the suggested daily limit for human consumption of cholesterol?
A. 3/4 B. 2/3 C. 1/2 D. 1/3
Question 68: The word ‘portrayed’ could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. studied B. destroyed C. tested D. described
Question 69: What is the meaning of ‘back up’?
A. reverse B. advance C. block D. support
Question 70: According to the passage, egg substitutes cannot be used to make any of the following types of eggs EXCEPT?
A. boiled B. poached C. scrambled D. fried

Part VIII: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks 71 to 80.
The first question we might ask is: What can you learn in college that will help you in being an employee? The school teach a (71) ____ many things of value to the future accountant, doctor or electrician. Do they also teach anything of value to the future employee? Yes, they teach the one thing that it is perhaps most valuable for the future employee to know. But very few students bother (72) _____ it. This basic is the skill ability to organize and express ideas in writing and in speaking. This means that your success as an employee will depend on your ability to communicate with people and to (73) _____ your own thoughts and ideas to them so they will (74) _____ understand what you are driving at and be persuaded.
Of course, skill in expression is not enough (75) ____ itself. You must have something to say in the first place. The effectiveness of your job depends (76) ____ your ability to make other people understand your work as they do on the quality of the work itself.
Expressing one’s thoughts is one skill that the school can (77) _____ teach. The foundations for skill in expression have to (78) ____ early: an interest in and an ear (79) ___ language; experience in organizing ideas and data, in brushing aside the irrelevant, and above all the habit of verbal expression. If you do not lay these foundations (80) ___ your school years, you may never have an opportunity again.

Question 71: A. large B. great C. far D. lost
Question 72: A. learning B. to learn C. with learning D. learn
Question 73: A. interpret B. give out C. transfer D. present
Question 74: A. both B. not C. as well D. either
Question 75: A. on B. for C. by D. in
Question 76: A. on most B. most on C. much on D. on much
Question 77: A. quite B. hardly C. truly D. really
Question 78: A. lied B. laid C. lain D. lay
Question 79: A. by B. in C. for D. of
Question 80: A. during B. of C. for D. when
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