I. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest:
1. a. struggle b. clumsy c. crucial d. grumble
2. a. exchange b. children c. peach d. machine
3. a. wife b. who c. two d. power
4. a. church b. chemistry c. changeable d. champion
5. a. answer b. night c. ink d. run
II. Choose the word or phrase (a, b, c or d) that best fits the blank space in each sentence:
6. These workers stopped ________ some coffee because they felt sleepy.
a. to have b. have
c. having d. had
7. Homes are often decorated ____________ plants and flowers at Tet.
a. with b. in c. for d. about
8. Henry: “Thanks for your help, Mike!”
a. It’s my pleasure.
b. The same to you.
c. It’s very nice of you to say to.
d. You’ve got to be kidding.
9. “_________ do you go to the cinema?” – ” Twice a year”
a. What b. How many
c. How often d. Why
10. She said she ______ that film several years before.
a. had seen b. has seen
c. saw d. would see
11. The secret of getting good marks is to keep ______ in the exam room.
a. calm b. calmly
c. calming d. calmed
12. ______ you change your mind, I won’t be able to help you.
a. If only b. Because
c. Unless d. Provided
13. Big cities like New York and London are _________ populated.
a. greatly b. densely
c. closely d. variously
14. ______ in some developing countries may be the cause of poverty and hunger.
a. Modernization b. Literacy
c. Pollution d. Overpopulation
15. ______ Christmas Eve, people often have parties late at midnight.
a. On b. In c. At d. For
16. A lot of things ______ to the house before we can move in.
a. need be doing b. need to be done
c. need being done d. need to do
17. Had he learned the lesson well, he ______ more confident now.
a. would feel b. would have felt
c. will feel d. will have felt
18. When I met Jackie, he ______ from his university already.
a. graduated b. was graduating
c. has graduated d. had graduated
19. He got an excellent grade in his examination ______ the fact that he had not worked particularly hard.
a. on account of b. because of
c. in spite of d. Although
20. He saw his girlfriend __________in the park yesterday.
a. walk b. was walking
c. to walk d. walked
III. Read the text below and then decide which answer – a, b, c or d – best fits each space:
I had an amusing experience last year. When I (21)______to a town in the south of France, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift. As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning (22)______ him in French and he replied in the same language. (23)______ kept silent during the journey. I myself know a little of French. I had nearly approached the town when the young man suddenly said, very (24)______, “Do you speak English?”. As I soon learnt, he was English himself.
21. a. was driving b. is driving
c. are driving d. were driving
22. a. from b. at c. by d. to
23. a. Someone b. No one
c. Everyone d. Anyone
24. a. quick b. slowly
c. slow d. slowliness
IV. Read the passage and answer the questions below:
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE HOLIDAY
My most memorable experience happened three months ago when I went to the south of France with my husband. We went by boat and car. We were there for two weeks and we stayed in a small hotel. We had a very good time. We sunbathed and read books. We went to the beach every day. We visited a lot of historical places. The weather was lovely and the food in France was wonderful.
But on the last day our car broke down. We didn’t speak French and we needed to get to Boulogne to get the boat to England. Luckily, we met another Englishman, Simon Pike. He was very friendly. He had a car and he took us to Paris to get the train to Boulogne.
When we arrived at the station, Simon said, “Don’t worry. I speak a little French.” He ran to the ticket office and bought us two tickets. He asked a guard in French, “Excuse me! Which platform for Boulogne?” “Platform 7,” said the guard, ‘but hurry! It leaves in two minutes.”
We ran to platform 7 and got on the train. We said goodbye and thanked Simon. “You’re welcome,” he said. “Have a good trip!” The train left, and we started to talk to an Italian tourist.
“What time do we arrive in Boulogne?” we asked. “Boulogne?” he said. “I think you have a problem. This train goes to Toulouse.”
25. Where did the couple in the story go in France?
26. Did they have a good journey at first?
27. What happened on the last day of the journey?
28. Why did they need to get to Boulogne?
29. Did the train take them to Boulogne?
V. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before:
30. She became tired of my complaints about the programme. She turned it off.
31. “I have always wanted to be a pilot,” Pogba said to you.
Pogba has always dreamed ______.
32. The manager told the visitors not to stay at the hotel near the airport.
The manager warned ____________.
33. I would do anything for you.
34. Your birthday party was the last time I really enjoyed myself.
I haven’t _____________________.
|Câu||Hướng dẫn||Câu||Hướng dẫn|
|1. c||/u:/, còn lại: /ʌ/||19. c|
|2. d||/ʃ/, còn lại: /tʃ/||20. a|
|3. a||/w/, còn lại “w” câm||21. a|
|4. b||/k/, còn lại: /tʃ/||22. d|
|5. c||/ŋ/, còn lại: /n/||23. c|
|6. a||24. b|
|7. a||25. They went to the south.||Dẫn chứng: “My most memorable experience happened three months ago when I went to the south of France with my husband.”|
|8. a||25. Yes, they did.||Dẫn chứng: “We had a very good time.”|
|9. c||25. Their car broke down.||Dẫn chứng: “But on the last day our car broke down.”|
|10. a||25. Because they wanted to get the boat to England from Boulogne.||Dẫn chứng: “We didn’t speak French and we needed to get to Boulogne to get the boat to England.”|
|11. a||25. No, it didn’t.||Dẫn chứng: “Boulogne?” he said. “I think you have a problem. This train goes to Toulouse.”|
|12. c||30.||Becoming tired of my complaints about the programme, she turned it off.|
|13. b||densely populated: dân cư đông đúc;||31.||Pogba has always dreamed of being a pilot.|
|14. d||32.||The manager warned the visitors against staying at the hotel near the airport.|
|15. a||33.||There’s nothing (that) I wouldn’t do for you.|
|16. b||34.||I haven’t really enjoyed myself since your birthday party.|