Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
A. psychologist B. duty
C. laundry D. grocery
A. meaningful B. finance
C. society D. advice
A. breadwinner B. heavy
C. break D. instead
Choose the word whose stress is placed differently from that of the others.
A. contribution B. disadvantaged
C. announcement D. individual
A. incredible B. advertisement
C. successful D. audience
A. understand B. newspaper
C. volunteer D. interact
II. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
Circle the correct answer.
Question 7. ‘Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your life.” – “__________”
A. Yes, I’d love to
B. It’s my pleasure.
C. Not always, but I can’t agree with you more.
D. How interesting!
Question 8. You can use social networking sites ______your personal profile and contact other people.
A. creative B. creating
C. creativity D. to create
Question 9. I fell asleep because the play was so________.
A. bored B. boredom
C. boring D. bore
Question 10. While we_______ football, it suddenly rained.
A. have played B. are playing
C. were playing D. had played
Question 11. A _______is a tower that contains a strong light to guide ships.
A. whiteboard B. lighthouse
C. goldbrick D. greenhouse
Question 12. Your hair looks different. _____you ______your hair cut?
A. Have / had B. Will / have
C. Did / have D. Are / having
Question 13. When you do something good for others, you will find your life _______.
A. meaningless B. hopeless
C. harmful D. meaningful
Question 14. Internet helps us interact _______ people all around the world.
A. on B. in
C. with D. of
Question 15. We all feel _______ about going on tours around Hanoi.
A. interested B. excited
B. bored D. tired
Question 16. Doing volunteer work, we are more_____ of global problems facing our world.
A. aware B. devote
C. communicate D. dedicate
Question 17. I really wanted to take part in this contest, _______ my parents allowed me to.
A. and B. or
C. so D. but
Question 18. Someone _____ her purse while she ___________on the bus.
A. steal/was getting
B. stole/was getting
C. was stealing/was getting
D. was stealing/got
Question 19. Last night my favorite program________________ by a special news bulletin.
A. interrupted B. was interrupted
C. were interrupted D. is interrupted
Question 20. Last year, my class _______ to teach the children in a remote area.
A. volunteer B. voluntary
C. volunteered D. volunteers
Find the mistake in each of the following sentences.
The following passage has some blanks. Find ONE suitable word to fill in each blank. Circle A, B, C or D to identify your answer.
Exercise is one of the best ways of keeping fit. It improves your (24)_______ and mind and enables you to perform better in the work place and at home. Proper breathing is essential if you want to get the most from exercise and you should also take into account your heart rate. It can be (25) __________ to do too much at one time. That is why all good fitness instructors emphasize the importance of “listening to your body”. When you first start, you should use good judgments. It is easy to make mistakes of using the equipment incorrectly or doing too much at one time. (26) __________ slowly and build up gradually. To increase your fitness (27) __________ you should exercise for 20 minutes a day, 4 to 6 times a week. Then you will see a difference both in your body and your mind in only a few weeks.
A. skull B. brain
C. body D. breath
A. harm B. harmless
C. harmfully D. harmful
A. Start B. Starting
C. To start D. Started
A. wrong B. badly
C. steadily D. difficultly
Read the following passage , then choose the correct answer.
Music can move the soul. It can be a very strong influence. Some music can calm us down, but some music can make us wild! How does music affect us? Music is used in a variety of ways. It is used in the medical field as a source of research and as a sort of therapy as well. Music has been used as therapy for seizures , to lower blood pressure, treat mental illness, treat depression, aid in healing, treat stress and insomnia and premature infants. Musicologist Julius Portnoy found that it can change heart rates, increase or decrease blood pressure, effect energy levels, and digestion, positively or negatively, depending on the type of music. Calming music, such as classical music was found to have a very calming effect on the body, and cause the increase of endorphins, thirty minutes of such music was equal to the effect of a dose of valium. Both hemispheres of the brain are involved in processing music. The music in these studies is not the “lyrics”, but the music itself, the melody, the tones, the tunes, the rhythm, the chords. Conversely music has also been documented to cause sickness. The right, or wrong music, rather, can be like a poison to the body. Studies have been done on plants where loud hard rock music, for instance, killed plants and soft classical music, make the plants grow faster. Music is very powerful, like a drug and can even be an addiction. According to Patty Hearst, a reseacher on music, it was documented that music was used in the aid of brainwashing some people. In the book,” Elevator Music” by Joseph Lanza, it was stated that certain types of music over prolonged periods in certain conditions were shown to cause seizures.
Question 28. Which is the main idea of the text?
A. The effects of music
B. Powerful music
C. Music treatment
D. Music used as drugs
Question 29. According to the text, …………………
A. All pieces of music have the same influence
B. Music can be used in the same way
C. Different music has different effects
D. Children cannot listen to music
Question 30. The word “it” refers to…………………
A. the heart B. stress
C. music D. treatment
Question 31. It can be inferred from the passage that …………………
A. Music has positive effects, but it can cause harm when used in the wrong context.
B. Music always plays an important role in our life.
C. Music can’t cause addiction
D. The negative effect of music has not been proved.
Rewrite the sentences, as directed.
Question 32. Would you mind helping me with the shopping?
⟹ Will you …………………………?
Question 33. Although she has a beautiful voice, her performance is not skillful. (but )
Question 34. The doctor said, “ You shouldn’t skip breakfast, Linda.”
⟹ The doctor advised Linda………………………
Question 35. They believe that Yoga provide people with several invaluable health benefits.
⟹ Yoga is …………………………
Listen a small talk about “Smoking” carefully and fill in each balnk with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.
Smoking is a (36) . There’s nothing good about it. I don’t know how cigarette companies can (37) . Cigarettes kill people. Smoking is not cool. Last century, cigarette companies tried to make people think it was. They even told people that cigarettes were (38) health. How ridiculous. Everyone today knows that smoking is one of the (39) things you can do. Unfortunately, cigarette companies are doing a good job of selling their products to children. Smoking is on the (40) like China and pretty much all over Africa. This is sad. Once people get enough information about the dangers of smoking, perhaps millions will quit this terrible habit.
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Question 32. Will you help me with the shopping?
Question 33. She has a beautiful voice, but her performance is not skillful.
Question 34. The doctor advised Linda not to skip breakfast.
Question 35. Yoga is believed to provide people with several invaluable health benefits.
Question 36. terrible thing
Question 37. advertise their products
Question 38. good for your
Question 39. least cool
Question 40. increase in countries