23. A. studies B. flourishes C. finishes D. glances
24. A. hears B. thanks C. blows D. coincides
25. A. started B. looked C. decided D. coincided
26. A. designed B. preserved C. sawed D. guided
27. A. stops B. climbs C. pulls D. televisions
28. A. cats B. tapes C. rides D. cooks
29. A. agreed B. missed C. liked D. watched
30. A. measured B. pleased C. distinguished D. managed
31. A. preferred B. worked C. fixed D. fetched
32. A. embarrassed B. astonished C. surprised D. decreased
33. A. chased B. wished C. pursued D. thanked
34. A. shoots B. grounds C. concentrates D. forests
35. A. practised B. raised C. rained D. followed
36. A. concealed B. fined C. resembled D. resisted
37. A. tells B. talks C. stays D. steals
38. A. hours B. fathers C. dreams D. thinks
39. A. filled B. landed C. suited D. crooked
40. A. imagined B. punished C. diseased D. determined
41. A. examined B. released C. serviced D. ceased
42. A. diseases B. pleases C. loses D. releases
43. A. bushes B. buses C. lorries D. charges
44. A. expelled B. dismissed C. encountered D. returned
45. A. fixed B. founded C. needed D. intended
46. A. eradicated B. defended C. unnoticed D. extended Part 2 1. A. meat B. season C. reach D. great
2. A. call B. last C. talk D. ball
3. A. come B. love C. woman D. some
4. A. stay B. pay C. bag D. lay
5. A. home B. stone C. show D. hot
6. A. stay B. pay C. bag D. lay
7. A. phone B. alone C. among D. bone
8. A. sunrise B. shut C. business D. summer
9. A. cheap B. child C. chemist D. chair
10. A. circle B. center C. cement D. cancel
11. A. dessert B. desert C. deserve D. December
12. A. gently B. germ C. gear D. gene
13. A. recommend B. relate C. reduce D. remember
14. A. honor B. hour C. exhaust D. host
15. A. danger B. habitat C. campus D. cactus.
16. A. mechanize B. champion C. character D. chemical
17. A. count B. sound C. found D. country
18. A. construction B. procedure C. masterpiece D. present
19. A. Windsurfing B. wilderness C. rhino D. philosopher
20. A. look B. food C. school D. moon
21. A. job B. sport C. doctor D. top
22. A. uniform B. unit C. under D. university
23. A. rich B. hit C. live D. kind
24. A. forgive B. home C. comfortable D. impolite
Task 1: Đọc đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (A,B,C hoặc D) cho mổi câu sau.
Nowadays many products are nearly identical to one another in quality and price. If products are almost the same, what makes consumers buy one brand instead of another? Although we may not like to admit it, commercials on television and advertisements in newspapers and magazines probably influence us much more than we think they do.
Advertising informs consumers about new products available on the market. It gives us information about everything. However, there is one problem with this. The “information” is actually very often misinformation. It tells us the products’ benefits but hide their disadvantage. Advertising not only leads us to buy things that we do not need or cannot afford but also confuses our senses of reality.
Advertisers use many methods to get us to buy their products. One of their most successful methods is to make us feel dissatisfied with ourselves and our imperfect lives. They get psychologists to study the way consumers think and their reason for choosing one brand instead of another. Psychologists have found that certain colors on the package of an attractive product will cause people to reach out and take that package instead of buying an identical product with different colors. Also, certain words attract our attention. For example, the word “new”, “improved”, “natural”, and “giant size” are very popular and seem to draw our eyes and hands toward the package.
Many consumers believe that advertising does not affect them. They feel that they have freedom of choice and they like to think they make wise choice. Unfortunately, they probably do not realize the powerful effect of advertising. Every year, advertisers spend billions of dollars in aggressive competition for consumers’ money and they are very successful.
1: Advertising _____________
always tells consumers about the truth of the products
always tells consumers about the disadvantages of the products.
inform consumers about new products available on the market.
colors and words on the package. B. the psychologists
C. the competition D. all are correct.
4: To many consumers_____________
they admit that advertising has affected them.
they spend billions of dollars for advertising.
they believe that advertising does not affect them.
they enjoy advertisements crazily.
5: Advertiser have psychologists study _____________
consumers’ thoughts and their reasons for choosing one brand instead if another.
B. products’ disadvantages.
C. aggressive competition.
D. money for advertisements
Radar is an electronic device that can “see” great distances (1) ____ fog, rain, snow, clouds, and darkness. It can find and (2) __ locate missiles, aircraft, ships, cities, rainstorms, and mountains. Radar uses radio waves (3) ___ light waves, which the human eye uses in seeing. This makes it (4) ___ for radar to locate many kinds of objects at (5) __ greater distances than the eye can see.
Radar became an important military device during World War II.Today, networks of radar lookout stations guard the United States and Canada 24 hours a day against (6) __ missiles and airplanes. Patrol planes and ships (7) ___ the oceans with radar for hostile ships and aircraft. Airports use radar to (8) ___ planes safely to earth in fog or storms. Ships use it to steer clear of other (9) ___ or icebergs. Radar helps weathermen warn of (10) ___ hurricanes and tornadoes.
1. A. inspite B. despite C. instead D. outside
2. A. accurately B. justly C. minutely D. pointedly
3. A. despite B. inspite of C. instead of D. minus
4. A. practical B. practicable C. workable D. possible
6. A. long-term B. long-range C.long-shot D.long-sighted
7. A. investigate B.master C. search D. update
8. A.pinpoint B.plunge C. down D. guide
9. A. vessels B. rafts C. floats D. vehicles
10. A. aggressing B. accessing C.approaching D.accosting
THE WILD LIFE
Wild animals (and wild plants) and the wild places where they live are seriously threatened almost everywhere. One species has become extinct in each year of this century. But many hundreds are now in danger. Lack of attention would lead to the rapid advance of the process of extinction.
Already many kinds of wild animals has been so reduced in number that their role in the ecosystem is forgotten. Animals like the great apes, the whales, seals etc. thought to be in danger of extinction.
But even more important, perhaps than individual kinds of animals and plants, whole habitats are in danger of vanishing: marshes are being drained, and the world forests, especially tropical forests are being cut down to satisfy man’s needs of timber and paper.
What would our world be like if all the wild animals and wild plants vanished?- Would our life still exist then?
1. What would happen to the human beings if the wild life vanished?
A. Many species would quickly become extinct.
B. The human life would be seriously threatened.
C. Species would go on dying out.
D. Tropical forests would be cut down.
2. What is more important than individual kinds of animals and plants?
A. the vanishing of whole habitats.
B. the extinction of many species.
C. the rapid advance of the process of extinction.
D. man’s need of timber and paper.
3. What does the writer caution us against?
A. cutting down the tropical forests.
B. hunting wild animals.
C. draining marshes.
D. destroying our environment.
4. What would happen if we cut down forests?
Cutting down forests would cause _____________
A. the changes of temperature. B. the flood
C. both A and B are correct. D. none are correct.
5. “To threaten”in the passage means _____________
A. to pollute B. to give fear to
C. to vanish D. to poison
Most schools in the United States ___(41) at the kindergarten level. There are some school districts that do not have this beginning phase, and others which have an additional “preschool” one. There are almost always required subjects at ___(42) level. In some areas and at most advanced levels, the sudents can choose some subjects. Pupils who do not do ___(43) often have to repeat courses, or have to have special tutoring, usually ____(44) in and by the schools. Many schools also support summer classes, ____(45) students can make up for failed courses or even take extra courses.
1. A. finishes B. start C. starts D. finish
2. A. each B. one C. every D. a
3. A. good B. badly C. well D. bad
4. A. do B. did C. doing D. done
5. A. which B. when C. that D. where
Communication in general is process of sending and receiving messages that enables humans to share knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Although we usually identify communication with speech, communication is composed of two dimensions: verbal and non-verbal.
Non-verbal communication has been defined as communication without words. It includes apparent behaviors such as facial expressions, eyes, touching, tone of voice, as well as less obvious messages such as dress, posture and spatial distance between two or more people.
Activity or inactivity, words or silence all have message value: they influence others and these others, in turn, respond to these communications and thus they are communicating.
Commonly, non-verbal communication is learned shortly after birth and practiced and refined throughout a person's lifetime. Children first learn non-verbal expressions by watching and imitating, much as they learn verbal skills.
Young children know far more than they can verbalize and are generally more adept at readingnon-verbal cues than adults are because of their limited verbal skills and their recent reliance on the non-verbal to communicate. As children develop verbal skills, non-verbal channels of communication do not cease to exist although they become entwined in the total communication process.
1. The word readinghas a close meaning to ________.
A. looking at the words that are written B. understanding
C. saying something aloud D. expressing
2. Which is not included in non-verbal communication?