I. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest:
1. a. trust b. mutual c. number d. uncertain
2. a. imagine b. religion c. geography d. glance
3. a. although b. straight c. laugh d. weight
4. a. sport b. compete c. effort d. introduce
5. a. decreased b. used c. reached d. developed
II. Choose the word or phrase (a, b, c or d) that best fits the blank space in each sentence:
6. _______ is a kind of energy formed from the remains of dead plants and animals.
a. Geothermal b. Nuclear power
c. Solar energy d. Fossil fuel
7. The number of competitors who take part in the Olympic Games increases every year.
a. join b. happen
c. take place d. accept
8. The Asian Games are_______ every four years in different Asian countries.
a. taken place b. held
c. happened d. hold
9. I was talking to a businessman_______ works with my father.
a. Þ b. who c. which d. when
10. Either I or they_______ enjoying the party now.
a. are b. was c. were d. is
11. Karim _______ to his girlfriend on the phone when I_______ in.
a. talked, came
b. talked, was coming
c. was talking, was coming
d. was talking, came
12. Neither I nor she_______ seen the film before.
a. were b. has c. was d. have
13. Be careful_______ these chemicals, they may do harm_______ your health.
a. with-to b. of-to
c. Þ – for d. with – for
14. The woman next door, to_______ I talked last week, is moving next month.
a. whom b. her c. who d. that
15. Have you seen the place_______ the graduation ceremony will be held?
a. where b. in that
c. which d. in where that
16. The Earth is the only_______ having life in the solar system.
a. constellation b. star
c. comet d. planet
17. Instead of _______ about the good news, Hilary seemed to be indifferent.
a. to be excited b. being exciting
c. to excite d. being excited
18. When I rang, Becks ________________.
a. had already left b. already left
c. is already leaving d. has already left
19. ___________ were punished as they were late.
a. Both Tom and Ann b. All of Tom and Ann
c. Neither Tom nor Ann d. Either Tom or Ann
20. What I like about you is your enthusiasm for work.
a. desire b. appreciation
c. concentration d. eagerness
III. Supply the correct form of the word in brackets:
21. The 14th Asian Games attracted 9,919 ___________ from 44 countries. (participate)
22. He never lost the __________ of his students. (admire)
23. We need something to keep the children _____________ in their summer holiday. (occupy)
24. The books are __________ into different categories to subject. (classify)
25. The neogtiation was attended by ____________ of several states. (represent)
IV. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answer:
Informal conversation is an important part of any business relationship. Before you start a discussion, however, make sure you understand which topics are suitable and which are considered taboo in a particular culture.
In the United States, business people like to discuss a wide range of topics, including opinions about work, family, hobbies, and politics. In Japan, China, and Korea, however, people are much more private. They do not share much about their thoughts, feelings, or emotions because they feel that doing so might take away from the harmonious business relationship they’re trying to build. Middle Easterners are also private about their personal lives and family matters. It is considered rude, for example, to ask a businessman from Saudi Arabia about his wife or children.
As a general rule, it’s best not to talk about politics or religion with your business friends. This can get you into trouble, even in the United States, where people hold different views. In addition, discussing one’s salary is usually considered unsuitable. Sports is typically a friendly subject in most parts of the world, although be careful not to criticize a national sport. Instead, be friendly and praise your host’s team.
26. The author considers politics and religion ________________.
a. cheerful topics
c. rude topics
d. topics that can never be talked about
27. Which is typically a friendly topic in most places according to the author?
a. sports b. children
c. personal feelings d. families
28. Why are people from Asia more private in their conversation with others ?
a. They don’t want to talk with others much.
b. They don’t want to have their good relationship with others harmed by informal conversation.
c. They are afraid to argue with their colleagues.
d. They want to keep their feelings to themselves.
29. What shouldn’t you do when talking about sports with colleagues from another country?
a. Praising your own country’s sports.
b. Criticizing your own country’s sports.
c. Praising the sports of your colleagues’ country.
d. Criticizing the sports of your colleagues’ country.
30. In the passage above, which topic is considered unsuitable to discuss?
a. one’s income b. one’s age
c. one’s marital status d. one’s personality
V. Rewrite each of the following sentences as directed:
31. That boy scored the goal for his team. (change the sentence into cleft sentence with the subject focus)
32. I am very busy. I can’t go to the cinema with you tonight.
If I ___________.
33. Solar energy is free. Solar is inexhaustible. (Use both…and)
34. People think that the company is planning a new advertising campaign.
The company ________________.
35. I talked to a woman. Her car had broken down on the way to the party. (Join the sentence, using a relative pronoun)
|Câu||Hướng dẫn||Câu||Hướng dẫn|
|1. b||/ju/, còn lại: /ʌ/||21.||participants|
|2. d||/g/, còn lại: /dʒ/||22.||admiration|
|3. c||/f/, còn lại “gh” câm||23.||occupied|
|4. a||/ɔː/, còn lại: /ə/||24.||classified|
|5. b||/d/, còn lại: /t/||25.||representatives|
|6. d||fossil fuel: nhiên liệu hóa thạch;||26. d||Dẫn chứng: “As a general rule, it’s best not to talk about politics or religion with your business friends.”|
|7. a||27. a||Dẫn chứng: “Sports is typically a friendly subject in most parts of the world…”|
|8. b||28. b||Dẫn chứng: “In Japan, China, and Korea, however, people are much more private. They do not share much about their thoughts, feelings, or emotions because they feel that doing so might take away from the harmonious business relationship they’re trying to build.”|
|9. b||29. d||9. b 29. d Dẫn chứng: “…be careful not to criticize a national sport. Instead, be friendly and praise your host’s team.”|
|10. a||30. a||Dẫn chứng: “In addition, discussing one’s salary is usually considered unsuitable.”|
|11. d||31.||It was the boy who/that scored the goal for his team.|
|12. b||32.||If I were not so busy, I would go to the cinema with you tonight.|
|13. a||do harm to: gây hại cho;||33.||Solar energy is both free and inexhaustible.|
|14. a||34.||The company is thought to be planning a new advertising campaign.|
|15. a||35.||I talked to a woman whose car had broken down on the way to the party.|
|16. d||planet: hành tinh;|
|20. d||enthusiasm ~ eagerness: sự say mê, háo hức, thiết tha;|