Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
A. breadwinner B. heavy
C. break D. instead
A. donation B. charity
C. attachment D. character
A. overspent B. achievement
C. environment D. movement
Choose the word whose stress is placed differently from that of the others.
A. excited B. irregular
C. attachment D. charity
A. Interact B. understand
C. volunteer D. contribute
A. priority B. ability
C. community D. voluntary.
II. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
Choose the best option to complete the following sentences.
Question 7. This system of the body lets us breathe in oxygen with our _______ and breathe out carbon dioxide.
A. heart B. lungs
C. brain D. intestine
Question 8. This system of the body is _______ up of our bones.
A. made B. taken
C. done D. got
Question 9. Last night my favorite program________________ by a special news bulletin.
A. interrupted B. was interrupted
C. were interrupted D. is interrupted
Question 10. _____ is the controller of the body. Led by the brain and nerves, it allows us to move, talk and feel emotions.
A. Circulatory system
B. Digestive system
C. Nervous system
D. Skeletal system
Question 11. I often ______ at the market near her house.
A. clean the house
B. shop for grocery
C. do the cooking
D. feed the cat
Question 12. “Suoi Mo”, the debut album by Trinh Cong Son, is sweet and gentle.
A. first B. second
C. third D. new
Question 13. Last year, my class _______ to teach the children in a remote area.
A. volunteer B. voluntary
C. volunteered D. volunteers
Question 14. “ Where’s Tony?” “ He …………….to the travel agent’s, and he hasn’t come back.”
A. has been B. has been going
C. has gone D. had gone
Question 15. We think they …………….all that is necessary.
A. have done B. doing
C. had done D. would do
Question 16. I’d like to see that football match because I …………….one this year.
A. don’t see B. can’t see
C. hardly see D. haven’t seen
Question 17. I can’t believe that you …………….all the exercises. You just started five minutes ago.
A. have finished
B. have been finishing
D. are finishing
Question 18. Up to now, the discount ……………..to children under ten years old.
A. has only applied
B. only applies
C. was only applied
D. only applied
Question 19. Tom often watches TV after his parents …………..to bed.
A. had gone B. have gone
C. go D. went
Question 20. Their children …………….lots of new friends since they …………. to that town.
A. have made/ moved
B. were making/ have moved
C. made/ are moving
D. made/ have been moving
Question 21. – Jenny: “Thank you very much for your donation, Mr. Robinson.”
– Mr. Robinson: “____________”
A. Delighted I was able to help
B. I see.
C. You are right
D. You can say that again.
Question 22. – Anne: “ Make yourself at home”
– John: “ ____________”
A. Thanks! Same to you
B. That’s very kind. Thank you
C. Not at all. Don’t mention it
D. Yes, Can I help you?
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
The Buddha of the Poor
More than 26,000 children now have bright (23)…………………..faces after receiving free operations. About 173,000 poor people received free treatment to regain their vision, and nearly 3,400 deaf children were given hearing aids. These are part of the (24)………………………..of the Ho Chi Minh Association for Support of Poor Patients, launched and run by Mr. Nguyen Vinh Nghiep. Mr Nghiep, the former Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, retired in 1992, and (25)……………………his Association two years later. Together with his former colleagues, Mr Nghiep has (26)……………………… billions of VND from individual (27)……………….and organizations to support more than a million poor people nationwide through seven major (28)………………….programmes, such as “ For the children’s smile”, “Bringing light to poor blind people from birth”., “ Sound and Vouce for Deaf and Dumb Children”, : Wheelchairs for people with disabilities and paralysed children”.
The “ Free meals for patients and their relatives” programme has offered over 2.6 million free meals to poor people in 10 hospitals. Mr Nghiep said, “Helping one person to gain their (29)………means bringing happiness to him or herself, freeing two or three more people from (30)………………of the patient, and more importantly, building (31)…………………..for poor patients in society.”
In 2002, Mr Nghiep, (32)……………. “The Buddha of the Poor”, was given the national title of Labor Hero in the Reneval Process, and his Association received the title in 2005.
A. smile B. smiles
C. smiling D. smiley
A. acts B. acting
C. actions D. activities
A. established B. set
C. put up D. opened
A. raised B. got
C. risen D. requested
A. donating B. donors
C. donations D. charities
A. human B. humanity
C. humanities D. humanitarian
A. eyes B. eyesight
C. views D. ability
A. looking after B. dealing with
C. taking care D. taking place
A. trust B. hope
C. future D. dream
A. knowing B. known as
C. regarding as D. regarding
Read the following passage and do the tasks below.
The traditional American family
The nuclear family, consisting of a mother, father, and their children, may be more an American ideal than an American reality. Of course, the so called traditional American family was always more varied than we had been led to believe, reflecting the very different racial, ethnic, class, and religious customs among different American groups, but today diversity is even more obvious.
The most recent government census statistics reveal that only about one third of all current American families fits the traditional mold of two parents and their children, and another third consists of married couples who either have no children or have none still living at home. An analysis of the remaining one third of the population reveals that about 20 percent of the total number of American households are single people, the most common descriptor being women over sixty-five years of age. A small percentage, about 3 percent of the total, consists of unmarried people who choose to live together; the rest, about 7 percent, are single parents, with at least one child.
There are several easily identifiable reasons for the growing number of single-parent households. First, the sociological phenomenon of single-parent households reflects changes in cultural attitudes toward divorce and also toward unmarried mothers. A substantial number of adults become single parents as a result of divorce. In addition, the number of children born to unmarried women who choose to keep their children and rear them by themselves has increased dramatically. Finally, there is a small percentage of single-parent families that have resulted from untimely death. Today, these varied family types are typical and, therefore, normal.
In addition, because many families live far from relatives, close friends have become a more important part of family life than ever before. The vast majority of Americans claim that they have people in their lives whom they regard as family although they are not related. A view of family that only accepts the traditional nuclear arrangement not only ignores the reality of modern American family life, but also undervalues the familial bonds created in alternatives family arrangements. Apparently, many Americans are achieving supportive relationships in family forms other than the traditional one.
Question 33. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
A. The traditional American family
B. The nuclear family
C. The current American family
D. The ideal family
Question 34. The word “current” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. typical B. perfect
C. present D. traditional
Question 35. The word none in paragraph 2 refers to………..
A. parents B. couples
C. children D. families
Question 36. How many single people were identified in the survey?
A. One third of the total surveyed
B. One fourth of the total surveyed
C. One fifth of the total surveyed
D. Less than one tenth of the total surveyed
Question 37. Who generally constitutes a one-person household?
A. A single man in his twenties
B. An elderly man
C. A single woman in her late sixties
D. A divorced woman
Question 38. The word undervalues in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to…………
A. does not appreciate
C. does not include
B. does not know about
D. does not understand
Question 39. The passage discusses all of the following reasons for an increase in single-parent households EXCEPT?
A. a rising divorce rate
B. death of one of the parents
C. increased interest in parenting by fathers
D. babies born to single women
Question 40. With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?
A. There have always been a wide variety of family arrangements in the United States
B. Racial, ethnic, and religious groups have preserved the traditional family structure
C. The ideal American family is the best structure
D. Fewer married couples are having children
Rewrite the following sentences, using the given words below.
Question 41. Do you enjoy drinking a cup of coffee?.
⟹ Would you like ……………
Question 42. To meet your parents is very nice.
⟹ It is very ………………..
Question 43. My parents ask me to have breakfast at home.
⟹ My parents make ………………
Question 44. They are building a new highway around the city.
⟹ A new highway ………………
Listen to the radio interview and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.
Are the sentences true or false?
A good night’s sleep
Question 45. The guest in the studio is a teacher.
Question 46. Some people can sleep well with a television on.
Question 47. It is bad to think a lot before going to bed.
Question 48. It is good to play video games before bed.
Question 49. It is good to turn your mobile off when you go to bed.
Question 50. It is bad to play loud music while you study.
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Question 41. Would you like to drink a cup of coffee?
Question 42. It is very nice to meet your parents.
Question 43. My parents make me have breakfast at home.
Question 44. A new highway is being built around the city.