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Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.
1. A. kites B. hopes C. balls D. kicks
2. A. preserved B. dipped C. changed D. swallowed
3. A. beaches B. reserves C. mines D. stores
4. A. addressed B. washed C. needed D. approached
5. A. read B. spread C. meat D. seat
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.
6. A. government B. agency C. benefit D. awareness
7. A. chemical B. endanger C. extinction D. protection
8. A. current B. global C. crisis D. mankind
9. A. develop B. dangerous C. actually D. animal
10. A. species B. derive C. threaten D. country
Choose the word or phrase that best completes each of the following sentences.
11. The Mekong Delta is _____ delta in Vietnam.
A. the larger B. the largest C. largest D. larger
12. Thanks to the progress of science and technology our lives have become _____.
A. better and better C. gooder and gooder
B. more and more good D. the more and more good
13. What does “WWF” stand _____?
A. up B. for C. on D. over
14. The Vietnamese were very satisfied with excellent performances of the young and _____
athletes.
A. energize B. energy C. energetically D. energetic
15. I feel _____ I did yesterday.
A. as more tired as C. many more tired than
B. much more tired than D. as many tired as
16. What a lovely baby ! He certainly takes _____ his father, doesn’t he?
A. away B. off C. after D. part in
17. He spent a year in India and loves spicy food. _____ the food is, _____ he likes it.

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A. The hottest / the most C. The more and more hot / the more
B. The hotter / the more and more D. The hotter / the more
18. John was sick, so he had to give _____ smoking.
A. up B. on C. at D. about
19. Peter is _____ John.
A. younger and more intelligent than C. more young and intelligent than
B. more intelligent and younger than D. the more intelligent and younger than
20. Your _____ is the one you are playing or fighting against in a game.
A. player B. enemy C. opponent D. teammate
21. _____ you study for these exams, _____ you will do.
A. The harder / the better C. The more / the much
B. The hardest / the best D. The more hard / the more good
22. It gets _____ to understand what the professor has explained.
A. the more difficult C. more difficult than
B. difficult more and more D. more and more difficult
23. The water was cold, _____ I didn’t go swimming.
A. although B. however C. so D. but
24. Paris is _____ interesting _____ London.
A. more, as B. as , than C. as, more D. as, as
25. The trees________________.
A. were grown by John yesterday in the backyard
B. were grown in the backyard yesterday by John
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C. were grown in the backyard by John yesterday
D. in the backyard were grown yesterday by John
26. In the US, the first stage of compulsory education _____ as elementary education.
A. to be generally known B. is generally known
B. generally known D. is generally knowing
27. The flight attendant reminded the man that smoking _____ there.
A. was not allowed B. is not allowed C. do not allow D. did not allow
28. Your bill should _____ before you leave the hotel.
A. be paid B. pay C. be paying D. paid
29. Mary traffic accidents _____ by dangerous driving.
A. cause B. caused C. are caused D. which are caused.
30. I still can’t believe! My bicycle _____ last night.
A. was stolen B. was stealing C. were stolen D. stole
Read the text and choose the correct answer to each of the questions that follow.
The 23rd Southeast Asian Games were held in the Philippines from November 27th to December 5th
in 2005. The games were participated by the eleven nations of Southeast Asia. This was the first time
that the opening and closing ceremonies were held in a large open field, despite the fact that Manila
has many stadiums. The organization decided to hold the games at an open space to accommodate
the large number of participants and spectators. As a result, the 2005 SEA Games ranked as having
the largest audience - 200,000 people – during the opening and closing ceremonies. These games
were also noted for having the most number of delegates in the history of the SEA Games. In the end,
all participating countries received medals.
Events in men's football actually started on November 20th, prior to the opening ceremony. Water
polo events began on November 21st, women's football on November 23rd, sailing on November
26th, and tennis on November 26th. The first gold medal of the games was awarded to Singapore on
November 25th when their water polo team came out undefeated during the round-robin tournament
round. The Philippine team took the silver medal in that event, and Malaysia brought home the
bronze. The Games were also considered a valuable opportunity for athletes to gain competition
experience and preparation for the upcoming Asian Games and Olympic Games. It was purposely
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times the Philippines hosted the games were in 1981, and again in 1991. There were 1,461 medals
awarded, 444 of which were gold, 434 were silver, and 583 were bronze.
31. Which sport was first competed in the 23rd SEA Games?
A. Water polo B. Tennis C. Men's football D. Sailing
32. Which was not mentioned as a purpose of the 23rd SEA Games?
A. Peace B. Friendship C. Solidarity D. Understanding
33. Up to now, the Philippines has hosted the SEA Games _____ times.
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
34. According to the first paragraph, _____.
A. the opening and closing ceremonies were hold in the stadiums of Manila
B. only four of eleven participating countries got medals
C. the 23rd SEA Games had been over by the end of November, 2005
D. the number of audience in the 23rd SEA Games was about 200,000 people
35. Which country got the first gold medal in the 23rd SEA Games?
A. Vietnam B. Singapore C. The Philippines D. Malaysia
Football is one of the world’s most popular sports .People have played the game for hundreds of years
and almost every country has a national football team .A football match consists of two teams with
eleven players on each side .Each team is on one half of the pitch at the start of the game .When the
referee blows his whistle, the game begins . The object of the game is to score goals to the other team.
A goal is scored by putting the ball in the other team’s net either with your foot or head .Each football
match lasts for ninety minutes .There is a half-time break after forty-five minutes which lasts for
about fifteen minutes. The team that has scored the most goals by the end of the match is the winner.
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If no team has scored a goal ,the match is called a draw .The goalkeeper is the person who stands
between the goalposts and tries to stop people scoring goals .He is the only player who can touch the
ball with his hands. The ball is not allowed to go outside of the pitch .If it does ,the game stops for a
short time.
36. A football match starts when _____
A. Both teams are on the pitch C. the referee blows his whistle
B. each team is on one half of the pitch D. Everybody is ready
37. How long does a football game last ?
A. A quarter of an hour C. Three quarter of an hour
B. One hour and a quarter D. One hour and a half
38. A match is called a nil-draw if _____.
A. both teams score lots of goals C. no goals have been scored
B. all the players score goals D. one team scored more goals than the other
39. What’s the goalkeeper’s job?
A. He must score goals for his team C. He must try to stop goals with his feet
B. He must not go outside the goalposts D. He must try to stop the ball going into the net
40. Which of the following sentences is TRUE about football rules ?
A. The game stops for a while when the ball goes outside the line of the pitch.
B. The players are not allowed to go outside the line of the pitch.
C. A goal is scored by hitting the ball into the other team’s net with the foot only.
D. All players can handle the ball with their hands during the match.
Nowadays gymnastics are very popular in China and some other Asian countries. Modern gymnastics
began there in the nineteenth century. In 1811, an outdoor gymnastics centre for men was open in
Berlin where they could do bodybuilding and exercises on a high bar and other pieces of equipment.
Dance is an important part of training as it prepares you for the types of movement required in
gymnastics. One of the aims is to make the body stronger for jumps and turns. In competitions,
women perform the exercises with music so dance, gymnastics and music are connected.
To become a top gymnast, it is important to start when very young, that is, when you are still in your
kindergarten with simple exercises. Boys developed physically later than girls so Olympic gymnastics
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are fourteen or fifteen years old.
41. When and where did modern gymnastics begin?
A. In Africa in the 19th century. C. In Europe in the 19th century.
B. In America in the 19th century. D. In Asia in the 19th century.
42. What did Berlin set up the gymnastics centre for in 1811?
A. For men to do gymnastics with equipment.
B. For women to do gymnastics.
C. For people to do outdoors gymnastics.
D. For men to do gymnastics without equipment.
43. Why is dance an important part of gymnastics training?
A. Because it helps you to be stronger.
B. Because it is a sport.
C. Because it includes the types of movements required in gymnastics.
D. Because it makes you jump and turn.
44. Why are women younger than men among the Olympic medal winners?
A. Male athletes are older than female athletes in all games.
B. Girls developed physically earlier than boys.
C. Women are physically stronger than men.
D. Girls are more hard-working than boys.
Rewrite each of the following sentences without changing the meaning.
45. I’ve never tasted such a delicious dish.
 This .
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46. If you buy a big house, you will have to pay a lot of money.
 The bigger the house .
47. She is more helpful than her sister.
 Her sister .
48. Can you find an easier way than this?
 Is this the .
49. He is the fastest runner in my school.
 No other runner .
50. If you work too late, you will be tired tomorrow.
 The latter .
51. I’ve never heard such good news.
 This is .
52. Pigeons are not so rare as eagles.
 Eagles .
53. As he grow older, he becomes more despondent.
 The older .
54. She doesn’t have as much money as I do.
 I .
55. I have never heard such a ridiculous claim.
 This is .
56. It’s possible that Eve forgot about the meeting.
 Eve .
57. It is necessary for governments to take action against tax invasion.
 Governments .
58. I believe business is now experiencing a severe recession.
 Business .
59. I don’t believe the President made such a contradictory statement.
 The President .
60. It is doubtful whether he will be appointed Minister of Health.
 He .

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61. It is not advisable to make personal phone calls at work.
 You .
62. It’s a good idea to get a dental check-up every 6 months.
 We .
63. It was wrong of you to rely on Michael’s support.
 You .
64. Perhaps she was behaving so arrogantly because of her insecurity.
 She .
65. I’m sure Linda is earning a high salary.
 Linda .
66. It isn’t necessary for Mary to go to work tomorrow.
 Mary .
67. It wasn’t essential for Andrew to take so much money for his holiday.
 Andrew .
68. It would be a good idea to go on a diet.
 You .
69. It is certain that she attended the ceremony.
 She .
70. It is unnecessary to correct the test today.
 You .

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