SECTION A: PHONETICS
I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
II. Choose the word whose stressed pattern is different from the others.
III. Rearrange the following sentences to make a complete conversation. (Điền số thứ tự vào ô trống).
[A] - Yes. My name’s Harry James. I’ve been with him for years.
[B] - Right. He’ll be in touch with you very soon.
0 → [C] - 8 679 123. Hello. Dr. Robinson’s practice. Can I help you?
[D] - Oh, really? What’s her home phone number?
[E] - It’s my arm. It’s swollen. I think it’s broken. You see, I was putting the kettle on and I slipped on the floor in the kitchen.
[F] - It’s on Holly Trees, 17 London Road, Hastings.
[G] - And is this your phone number?
[H] - Yes, I see. What’s your address, Mr. James?
[I] - Hastings 8 592 432.
[J] - It’s my sister’s. I’m using her mobile phone. I’m staying with her and the doctor can ring me there.
[K] - Yes. Mr. James. What’s your problem?
SECTION B: VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
IV. Choose the best answer from A, B, C, or D.
V. Read the passage below and use the correct form of the words given.
One of the major (ENVIRONMENT) ___(36)___ concerns in today’s world is the growing list of (DANGER) ___(37)___ plants, animals and birds. The (BIG) ___(38)___ threat of all to wildlife is, of course, man, who must take action now to prevent the (APPEAR) ___(39)___ of these species. Whales, tigers and elephants all (REQUIRING) ___(40)___ greater protection as hunters threaten to drive them to extinction. (SIMILAR) ___(41)___, more effective measures are suggested to stop (GLOBE) ___(42)___ warming, which has led to the (LOSE) ___(43)___ of important natural habitats. Fish too, are increasingly at risk from high level of river and sea (POLLUTE) ___(44)___, caused by oil spills and toxic effluent. Stricter government controls will help in the fight to save our wildlife and a greater public (AWARE) ___(45)___ of the issues should be involved.
VI. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it. (Viết lại từ đúng vào ô trống)
SECTION C: READING COMPREHENSION
VII. Read the passage below and choose the best answer from A, B, C, or D.
If we took a look at how people in Europe communicated just one hundred years ago, we would be very surprised to find out that English was hardly used outside the United Kingdom. The language most commonly used between people of different nationalities, and particularly the aristocracy, was French. In fact, French was the language of diplomacy, culture and education. However, that is not the case nowadays. English has replaced French as the international language of communication. Today, there are more people who speak English as a second language than people who speak it as a first language.
There are many reasons why English has become the language of international communication. Britain’s colonization of many parts of the world had something to do with it, but it is mainly due to America’s rise to the position of major world power. This helped spread popular American culture throughout the world bringing the language with it.
But is it good that English has spread to all parts of the world so quickly? Language specialists seem to be divided over this issue. There are those who claim that it is important to have a language that the people in our increasingly globalized world have in common. According to others, English is associated with a particular culture and therefore promotes that culture at the expense of others. Linguists have suggested “Esperanto”, an artificially put-together language, as a solution to international communication problems but without success. So English will continue being the world language until some other language, maybe Chinese, which is the most widely-spoken native language in the world, takes over as the world’s international language instead of English.
VIII. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word.
A hundred years ago, most people traveled on foot, by train, or on horseback. Railways made ___(64)___ possible to travel rapidly over long distances. ___(65)___ were also becoming popular, after the invention of the air - filled tire, which made cycling a lot more comfortable. Buses, trams and underground railways ___(66)___ invented, and cities all over the ___(67)___ already had traffic jams. There were very ___(68)___ private cars and city streets were still full of horses.
What a difference a hundred years have made? Nowadays we have got used ___(69)___ the problem of private cars, and some cities are ___(70)___ noisy and polluted that in many places vehicles have been banned from the city center. ___(71)___ will we travel in a hundred years’ time? Perhaps by then there will be only personal helicopters. ___(72)___ may be no need to travel to work or school in the future, since everyone will have a computer at home. There might even be more ___(73)___ walking and horse - riding, for pleasure and exercise.