Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest.
A. international B. interpersonal
C. intelligently D. intellectually
A. determined B. examine
C. reliant D. medicine
A. loneliness B. management
C. confident D. protective
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.
A. reaction B. achievement
C. matchmaking D. enthusiastic
A. advice B. reconciled
C. incident D. decisive
A. contact B. initiative
C. interact D. lifetime
II. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
Choose the best answer to complete each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one.
Question 7. The sky grew _____ as the storm approached.
A. dark B. darkly
C. bright D. brightly
Question 8. People with _____ should be given the same opportunities as non-disabled people.
A. disable B. disability
C. disabled D. disabilities
Question 9. We should get _____ in charity work to help people in need.
A. involving B. involvement
C. involve D. involved
Question 10. It’s time for you to stop relying _______ your parents.
A. on B. in
C. at D. for
Question 11. He can be trusted to do the job well. He’s very _______person.
A. confident B. reliable
C. irresponsible D. dependent
Question 12. Some parents care a lot about the appropriate behavior when having a meal with other people. That is why they want to teach their children good from a very early age.
A. table manners B. behave
C. attitude D. knowledge
Question 13. You should take initiative and engage your classmates in friendly conversation. The underlined word has the OPPOSITE meaning to____________.
A. act after other people B. pioneer
C. act before other people D. volunteer
Question 14. I have a 9 p.m. _____. I would be punished if I returned home after that time.
A. curfew B. conflict
C. relationship D. dating
Question 15. When you are______, look for something to do. It’ll help you _____your trouble.
A. depressing/ to forget
C. depressed/to forget
Question 16. Students decided to get involved in a event to provide practical help for those in need.
A. help B. charity
C. need D. kindness
Question 17. I feel really excited because I _____ with Vicky tomorrow.
A. have got a date
B. lend an ear
C. break up
D. am in a relationship
Question 18. You should appear _______during the negotiation with your partners.
A. relaxing B. relaxedly
C. relaxingly D. relaxed
Question 19. I _____ for her two hours, but she _____ yet.
A. am waiting – don’t come
B. have been waiting – hasn’t come
C. waited – came
D. wait – does not come
Question 20. The last time I went to the museum was a year ago.
A. My going to the museum lasted a year.
B. At last I went to the museum after a year.
C. A year ago, I often went to the museum.
D. I have not been to the museum for a year.
Question 21. My mother makes (A) me doing (B) my homeworks so (C) I can’t go out (D).
Question 22. The (A) noise on the roof of (B) the trailer woke (C) Bill and Fred up very quick (D).
Question 23. Around (A) the age of (B) sixteen you must (C) make one of the biggest decision (D) of your life.
Question 24. She finds (A) housework bored (B) and doesn’t (C) like to stay (D) at home all day.
Question 25. Each (A) nation has (B) many people who (C) voluntary (D) take care of others.
Rewrite the following sentences using the words given.
Question 26. When did you last see “Gone with the wind”?
⟹ How long ……………………………
Question 27. Dung tried her best to win the first prize. (effort)
⟹ Dung …………………………………
Question 28. It wasn’t Tom in the mall yesterday because he was in the hospital. I’m sure. (can)
⟹ Tom …………………………………
Question 29. This is the first time I’ve been to a Western city.
⟹ I have ……………………………………
Question 30. Nga tried hard to persuade her parents to allow her to join the trip but she failed.
⟹ Nga’s attempt ……………………………
Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the words below (there is one extra word)
satisfaction freedom pressure
choices stress self-esteem
The step into adult life can be incredibly exciting, but it also brings with it a whole range of challenges. The (31) and independence from family can feel great, but it can also be really hard. There are lots of decisions to make as you figure out what you want to do with your life.
Study… work… money… relationships… partying. There are lots of (32) and decisions to be made. You may be thinking about leaving home, your career or independent life. Maybe you feel pressure to ‘make something of yourself’ or to be a success. This pressure might be from other people or from within yourself.
Most people will feel some (33) or worry about these things; for others, these added challenges can make life quite hard and contribute to depression or anxiety.
If you can’t find work or have lost your job or left education early, it brings all sorts of challenges. The most obvious challenge is having no money. You may feel a sense of failure that can knock your (34) . These changes may also mean you’re not in regular contact with other people any more.
It’s not just unemployment which can contribute to depression. Lack of job (35) can also play a part. As you’re figuring out what you want to do work wise, or struggling with your work and social life, you might find that you’re not actually enjoying the job you chose.
Read the article and answer the questions that follow.
Is There Really a Generation Gap?
According to the results of a survey in USA WEEKEND Magazine, there isn’t really a generation gap. The magazine’s “Teens & Parents” survey shows that today’s generation of young people generally get along well with their parents and appreciate the way they’re being raised. Most feel that their parents understand them, and they believe their parents consider family as the No. 1 priority in their lives. Although more than a third of teens have something in their rooms they would like to keep secret from their parents, it is usually nothing more harmful than a diary or a CD.
Such results may seem surprising in the context of the violent events that people hear about in the media. Maybe because of the things they hear, parents worry that their own kids might get out of control once they reach the teenage years. However, the facts in the survey should make us feel better. The survey shows us that today’s teens are loving and sensible. They are certainly happier than the angry people in the teenage stereotypes we all know about. True, some teenagers are very angry, and we need to recognize their needs, but the great majority of teens are not like that at all.
In contrast to some stereotypes, most teens believe they must be understanding about differences among individuals. Many of them volunteer for community service with disadvantaged people. When they talk about themselves, their friends and their families, they sound positive and proud. Generally, these are very nice kids.
Is this spirit of harmony a change from the past? Only a generation ago, parent-child relations were described as the “generation gap”. Yet even then, things were not so bad. Most kids in the 1960s and 1970s shared their parents’ basic values.
Perhaps, however, it is true that American families are growing closer at the beginning of this new millennium. Perhaps there is less to fight about, and the dangers of drug abuse and other unacceptable behavior are now well known. Perhaps, compared to the impersonal world outside the home, a young person’s family is like a friendly shelter, not a prison. And perhaps parents are acting more like parents than they did 20 or 30 years ago.
Question 36. According the first paragraph, what did the survey find out about teenagers?
A. They get along well with their parents.
B. They appreciate good CDs.
C. They keep secrets from their parents.
D. They stay in their rooms.
Question 37. According to paragraph two, parents hear things that make them worry about their own kids. What kind of things do they hear?
A. stories on the radio
B. the violent events in the media
C. funny films on TV
D. their teachers’ comments at school
Question 38. What is the stereotype referred to in paragraph 2?
A. Teens are people who recognize their needs.
B. Teens are loving and sensible.
C. Teens are much happier than we think.
D. Teens are angry people.
Question 39. What is the main subject of paragraph three?
A. Differences between teens.
B. Stereotypes about teens.
C. The positive attitude of teens to others.
D. Volunteering for disadvantaged people.
Question 40. In what way, according to the writer, are parents today different from they were a generation ago?
A. there is more to fight about
B. the dangers of drug abuse are still unknown
C. other unacceptable behaviors are now well known
D. a young person’s family is like a prison
Listen a small talk about volunteerism and fill in each blank with ONE word.
Being a (41) is one of the best things you can do with your life. It’s a (42) way to help other people. It’s also very (43) to know that you are not wasting your time and are helping people who need help. Many of us could and should be out there doing voluntary (44) of some kind. So many volunteer (45) need extra hands. It really is easy. Just pick up the phone and offer your (46) . I think too many of us settle into a lazy (47) . We just want to come home and watch TV. Life is much more (48) when you’re a volunteer. I’ve found it really (49) your eyes to how some people live. It’s sometimes sad to see how the (50) lets people down, but at least I’m doing my bit.
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Question 26. How long is it since you last saw “Gone with the wind”?
Question 27. Dung made an effort to win the first prize.
Question 28. Tom can’t have been in the mall yesterday because he was in the hospital.
Question 29. I have never been to a Western city before.
Question 30. Nga’s attempt to persuade her to allow her to join the trip failed.
Question 31. freedom
Question 32. choices
Question 33. stress
Question 34. self-esteem
Question 35. satisfaction
Question 36. A
Question 37. B
Question 38. D
Question 39. C
Question 40. C
Question 41. volunteer
Question 42. great
Question 43. satisfying
Question 44. activities
Question 45. organizations
Question 46. services
Question 47. lifestyle
Question 48. interesting
Question 49. opens
Question 50. government