SECTION I. LISTENING
Part 1: You will hear a man called Dave and a woman called Maria talking about their college life. Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, mark the letter A. If it is not correct, mark the letter B on your answer sheet.
Question 1. Dave will certainly work for a hotel when he graduates.
Question 2. Maria is studying French at university.
Question 3. Maria wants to find a job in the computer industry.
Question 4. Maria doesn’t have to work to pay for her tuition.
Question 5. Dave is working full-time as a cook.
Part 2: You will hear a conversation about a job interview. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 6. What is Pia’s impression of the company?
A. She thinks it is too big.
B. It has so many employees.
C. It’s a lot bigger than she thought.
D. She hasn’t visited the company yet.
Question 7. How did she get to know about the company?
A. through a friend
B. through a family member
C. through the newspaper
D. through the Internet
Question 8. What is TRUE about her work experience?
A. She worked for her mother for about a year.
B. She worked for a caterer when she was at university.
C. She worked as a wedding planner.
D. She used to work in the kitchen
Question 9. What does she say about her foreign languages?
A. Her father taught her Spanish.
B. She has studied Italian for about seven years.
C. She can speak both Italian and Spanish well.
D. She is not fluent in Italian.
Question 10. What does Pia say about Bradford Footwear?
A. It is an international company.
B. She worked in the sales department for 2 years.
C. She didn’t enjoy the work in the beginning.
D. It is a very large company in the city center.
SECTION 2: Reading, vocabulary and grammar
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Job hunter puts CV on billboard (9th January, 2014)
A French man who was (11) __________ tried a new way to get a job. He put his CV (résumé) on a giant billboard. The billboard was next to a very busy road. It was four metres long and three metres high. There was a photo of the man (12) __________ a Santa Claus hat. There was a (13)_________ on the billboard that said: “Trilingual operations manager seeks position in hotels, restaurants, tourism and leisure.” About 70,000 people a day could see the CV from their car. Jobseeker Laurent Le Bret, 41, said: “All I want for Christmas is a job.” His idea worked. A holiday resort contacted and interviewed him. He started his new position (14) __________ an operations manager ten days (15)__________ he put his résumé on the billboard.
B. being employed
C. an employee
A. to wear B. worn
C. wearing D. who wear
A. notice B. message
C. expression D. phrase
A. with B. in
C. for D. as
A. before B. after
C. until D. as soon as
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 16. – Mary: “Could you do me a favour, please?” –
A. What? I can help you?
B. Yes. That’s very kind of you.
C. No, thanks. I’m alright.
D. Sure. What can I do for you?
Question 17. – Dick: “Wow! What a nice motorbike you have!” –
A. Yes, of course. It’s expensive.
B. Thanks. My father bought it for me.
C. Certainly. Do you like it, too?
D. Thank you. I like you to say that.
Question 18. – Hana: “_________” –
Tony: “You’ve got to be kidding! I thought it was terrible.”
A. I thought your tennis game was a lot better today, Tony.
B. You should have practised tennis every day, Tony.
C. I thought your tennis game was terrible today, Tony.
D. How did you play tennis today, Tony?
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
What life will be like in 2116
A new report shows what life might be like in 100 years from now. It describes skyscrapers that are much taller than today’s buildings, underwater ‘bubble’ cities, and holidays in space. The report is from Samsung’s SmartThings. It asked experts on space, architecture, and city planners to give their ideas on life in 2116. They said the way we live, work and play will be totally different to how we do these things today. The experts said that 25 years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet and smartphones would change our lives. The Internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, learn and do daily things. The experts said the changes in the next century would be even more unbelievable.
Researchers questioned 2,000 adults about the predictions they thought were most likely to happen in the future. They predicted that in the future, few people will go to an office but will work from home and have virtual work meetings. People will have advanced 3D printers that will let you download a design for furniture or a food recipe and then ‘print’ the sofa, table or pizza at home. There will also be less need for visits to the doctor. We will all have a home health capsule that will tell us what the problem is and give us treatment. We will also be going into space for holidays and to get resources that we have used up on Earth. A prediction that was missing was whether people would still need to study English.
Question 19. According to paragraph 1, who was NOT the subject of the survey?
A. an expert on architecture
B. a city planner
C. an expert on technology
D. an expert on space
Question 20. The word “revolutionised” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to __________.
A. developed rapidly
D. changed completely
Question 21. What does the last sentence of paragraph 1 mean?
A. The experts did not believe that there would be any more changes in the next century.
B. The experts were certain that people would not believe in the changes in the next century.
C. It was believed that more and more changes would be seen in the next century.
D. It was predicted that the changes in the next century would be beyond people’s imagination.
Question 22. What MIGHT you do with an advanced 3D printer?
A. download a recipe for pizza
B. design a sofa for your living room
C. order food from famous restaurants
D. teach you how to cook a pizza
Question 23. Which of the following is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. In the future, people will not need to visit the doctor’s.
B. In the future, buildings are getting higher and higher.
C. In the future, the problem of resource exhaustion may be solved.
D. In the future, most people will work from home.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
A. played B. waved
C. climbed D. wiped
A. schools B. boys
C. terms D. roofs
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 26. Will you take responsibility for arranging the food?
A. be under pressure from
B. be in support of
C. be in agreement with
D. be in charge of
Question 27. When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying or asking you.
A. object to B. carry out
C. find out D. focus on
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 28. For most people around the world, applying _____ admission to a college or university is a major event in their lives.
A. for B. on
C. at D. to
Question 29. In Vietnam, children begin their primary _____ at the age of six.
A. educationally B. education
C. educate D. educational
Question 30. You should _____ a real effort to answer all the questions the interviewer asks.
A. do B. make
C. pay D. get
Question 31. I hope that someone will ______ me a hand with these bags.
A. shake B. give
C. hold D. join
Question 32. There is a(n) ____ for a shop assistant on Saturdays.
A. space B. vacancy
C. offer D. situation
Question 33. ____communication includes facial expressions, the tone and pitch of the voice, gestures displayed through body language.
A. Non-verbal B. Written
C. Oral D. Verbal
Question 34. I ____the project last night.
A. have finished B. finish
C. finished D. will finish
Question 35. How long ___your car? – Since Christmas.
A. have you had
B. had you had
C. have you been having
D. did you have
Question 36. She would go to the Job Centre if she ___ a job.
A. will want B. wanted
C. wants D. had wanted
Question 37. Those children _____ eat a lot of candy often get bad teeth.
A. who B. whose
C. where D. which
Question 38. The boy ____ dog was hit by a car has not been to school for 3 days.
A. which B. who
C. whose D. that
Question 39. Bill ______ a job in a factory, but he refused to take it.
A. offered B. was offering
C. had offered D. was offered
Question 40. Prince Harry will become_____ first member of the British royal family to marry American actor.
A. Ø / an B. a / an
C. the / a D. the / an
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 41. I have always wanted to visit Paris. It is the capital of France.
A. I have always wanted to visit Paris where is the capital of France.
B. I have always wanted to visit Paris, where is the capital of France.
C. I have always wanted to visit Paris, that is the capital of France.
D. I have always wanted to visit Paris, which is the capital of France.
Question 42. The man wore gloves. He didn’t want to leave any fingerprints.
A. The man wore gloves so that he would not leave any fingerprints.
B. His fingerprints would not be left unless the man wore gloves.
C. The man wore gloves in order that his fingerprints would be taken.
D. In order to leave some fingerprints the man took off his gloves.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in
the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
A. suppose B. signal
C. student D. problem
A. general B. disruptive
C physical D. national
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 48. I didn’t pay attention to the teacher so I failed to understand the lesson.
A. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
B. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
Question 49. People say that Mr. Goldman gave nearly a million pounds to charity last year.
A. Mr. Goldman is said to have given nearly a million pounds to charity last year.
B. Mr. Goldman was said to have given nearly a million pounds to charity last year.
C. Nearly a million pounds is said to be given to charity by Mr. Goldman last year.
D. Nearly a million pounds was said to have been given to charity by Mr. Goldman last year.
Question 50. “You got an A in Chemistry. Congratulations!” Peter said to his classmate.
A. Peter persuaded his classmate to get an A in Chemistry.
B. Peter congratulated his classmate on getting an A in Chemistry.
C. Peter insisted on getting an A in Chemistry for his classmate.
D. Peter encouraged his classmate to get an A in Chemistry.
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