1.1. Choose the word whose main stress is different from the others.
1.2. Choose the word whose underlined part is differently pronounced from the others.
II. READING COMPREHENSION
2.1. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D fits each space.
Levi Strauss, a young ___(5)___ from Germany, arrived in San Francisco in 1850. California was in the middle of the Gold Rush, thousands of men were coming to California to dig for gold. And Levi Strauss came to sell canvas to these ___(6)___. Canvas is heavy fabric. So Levi Strauss thought the miners could use the canvas for tents. One day Strauss heard a miner ___(7)___ that he couldn‘t find clothes ___(8)___ for the work he was doing. Strauss got an idea. He quickly took some of his canvas and made it ___(9)___ pants. These pants were ___(10)___ the miners needed. In one day Strauss sold all the pants he had made.
Strauss wanted to improve his pants. He wanted to make them event better. He bought a fabric that was soft er than canvas but just as strong. This fabric came from Nimes, a city in France, and was called serge de Nimes. The miners liked this fabric. They called it “denim” (from de Nimes) and bought even more pants from Strauss. However, denim had ___(11)___. Because of this the denim pants did not look interesting and they got dirty easily. To solve these problems, Strauss made the denim blue. Strauss continued to improve his jeans. Today, the company he started is known around the world and jeans are considered not just practical but very fashionable as well.
2.2. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
TAKING A WORKING HOLIDAY
One of the more difficult things young people face when they want to travel is the lack of funds. During summer holidays and possibly at weekends, they are able to take on part-time jobs, but the money they make is just a drop in the bucket of what they need to travel far away. For example, traveling to Australia from Vietnam can be quite expensive just for an airline ticket, and to a lot of students wanting to travel, it can seem out of reach.
For students wanting to travel to Australia and New Zealand in particular, however, they are in luck. Although many countries offer working holidays, these two countries are well-known for offering them. When a young person signs up to get a working holiday visa, he only pays for the round-trip airfare to get to either place and only needs to carry some extra cash for incidentals. Once he is there, a job awaits where he can earn some money.
Many of the jobs require little or no experience, such as picking fruit or working in a busy pub out in the countryside. Some of the jobs require more experience that most people are unlikely to have, such as being a certified welder to work for eight weeks on a farm. That shouldn‘t discourage you, though, because there is always something to be found if you search hard enough.
There are many websites that advertise working holidays in Australia and New Zealand. If you have the courage and are looking for a way to make a little money and see the world, it might be just the ticket you were looking for.
III. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
3.1. Choose the best option to complete the sentences.
3.2. Put the correct form of words.
3.3. Synonyms and antonyms
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
4.1. Rewrite the sentences without changing their meaning using the given words.
4.2. Write a meaningful sentence using given words.