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ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ CÂU 1 ĐẾN CÂU 80) DÀNH CHO TẤT CẢ THÍ SINH. Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với từ có trọng âm chính nhấn vào âm tiết có vị trí khác với ba từ còn lại trong mỗi câu.
Câu 1: A. conductor B. conference C. confidence D. surgery
A. unordinary B. ordinarily C. extraordinary D. ordinariness
Câu 22: “We earn our _______ in America today in peaceful competition with people all across the Earth”
A. living B. livelihood C. life D. lived
Câu 23: Most forest fires are caused by humans; ________ are caused by lightning.
A. only a few B. only few C. only a little D. only several
Câu 24: Some old friends of mine are coming for ________ this Sunday.
A. a getting-together B. a get-together C. a together-getting D. getting together
Câu 25: It seems impossible to terrorism in the world.
A. put an end of B. put stop to C. stop at D. put an end to
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn, chọn từ thích hợp (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ câu 26 đến câu 35.
Modern cinema audiences (26) ________ to see plenty of thrilling scenes in action films. These scenes, which are known as stunts, are usually (27) ________ by stuntmen who are specially trained to do dangerous things safely (28) ________ can crash a car, but if you are shooting a film, you have to be extremely precise, sometimes stopping (29) ________ in front of the camera and film crew. At an earlystage in the production, an expert stuntman is (30) _________ in to work out the action scenes and form a team. He is the only person who can go through the wishes of the director, (31) _________ he will usually only do this in the interests of safety.
Many famous actors like to do the dangerous parts themselves, which produces better shots, since the stuntmen do not have to (32) _________ in for the actors. Actors like to become (33) ________ in all the important aspects of the characters they are playing, but without the recent progress in safety equipment, insurance companies would never (34) _______ them take the risk. To do their own stunts, actors need to be good athletes, but they must also be sensible and know their (35)________. If they were to be hurt, the film would come to a sudden halt.
Câu 26: A expect B. count C. claim D. prepare
Câu 27: A. performed B. given C. fulfilled D. displayed
Câu 28: A. Everyone B. Someone C. Anyone D. No-one
Câu 29: A. right B. exact C. direct D. strict
Câu 30: A. led B. taken C. drawn D. called
Câu 31: A. despite B. so C. although D. otherwise
Câu 32: A. work B. get C. put D. stand
Câu 33: A. connected B. arranged C. involved D. affected
Câu 34: A. allow B. let C. permit D. admit
Câu 35: A. limits B. ends C. frontiers D. borders
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn, chọn từ thích hợp (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ câu 36 đến câu 45.
The game of soccer, or football as it is properly (36) ________ is the world's most (37) ________ team sport. Virtually every country on Earth plays the game in some form or another. It is both physically and intellectually demanding, (38) ________ athletic skill and quick (39) ________. Brazil's Pele, perhaps the greatest player the sport has ever known, called soccer "the beautiful game".
Various civilisations lay claim to discovering the sport. There are records of soccer-like games having been played in China more than 2,000 years ago as well as in (40) ________ Greece, Japan, and Mexico. The Romans played a game known asharpastum that spread throughout Europe and was probably the origin of modem soccer.
England, however, was the real (41) ________ place of today's game. In 1863 the Football Association (FA) was created and uniform (42) _________ were established there. In 1872 the first international game was played between England and Scotland. And it was in England that soccer professionalism was legalised in 1885. From there the game spread throughout the Empire and to the (43) ________ of the world.
By 1904 an international governing body was (44) ________ to control the sport the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Today, FIFA, which is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has more than 140 (45) ________ nations and oversees the activity of about 39 million players worldwide.
Câu 36: A. named B. assigned C. called D. known
Câu 37: A. favour B. valuable C. notorious D. popular
Câu 38: A. asking B. needing C. acquiring D. requiring
Câu 39: A. intelligence B. thinking C. wisdom D. knowledge
Câu 40: A. old B. ancient C. traditional D. age-old
Câu 41: A. destination B. first C. starting D. beginning
Câu 42: A. laws B. rules C. codes D. decisions
Câu 43: A. rest B. remains C. left D. other half
Câu 44: A. called B. established C. sent for D. organized
Câu 45: A. member B. participant C. associate D. founding
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 46 đến 55.
Not so long ago almost any student who successfully completed a university degree or diploma course could find a good career quite easily. Companies toured the academic institutions, competing with each other to recruit graduates. However, those days are gone, even in Hong Kong, and nowadays graduates often face strong competition in the search for jobs.
Most careers organizations highlight three stages for graduates to follow in the process of securing a suitable career: recognizing abilities, matching these to available vacancies and presenting them well to prospective employers.
Job seekers have to make a careful assessment of their own abilities. One area of assessment should be of their academic qualifications, which would include special skills within their subject area. Graduates should also consider their own personal values and attitudes, or the relative importance to themselves of such matters as money, security, leadership and caring for others. An honest assessment of personal interests and abilities such as creative or scientific skills, or skills acquired from work experience, should also be given careful thought.
The second stage is to study the opportunities available for employment and to think about how the general employment situation is likely to develop in the future. To do this, graduates can study job vacancies and information in newspapers or they can visit a careers office, write to possible employers for information or contact friends or relatives who may already be involved in a particular profession. After studying all the various options, they should be in a position to make informed comparisons between various careers.
Good personal presentation is essential in the search for a good career. Job application forms and letters should, of course, be filled in carefully and correctly, without grammar or spelling errors. Where additional information is asked for, job seekers should describe their abilities and work experience in more depth, with examples if possible. They should try to balance their own abilities with the employer's needs, explain why they are interested in a career with the particular company and try to show that they already know something about the company and its activities.
When graduates are asked to attend for interview, they should prepare properly by finding out all they can about the prospective employer. Dressing suitably and arriving for the interview on time are also obviously important. Interviewees should try to give positive and helpful answers and should not be afraid to ask questions about anything they are unsure about. This is much better than pretending to understand a question and giving an unsuitable answer.
There will always be good career opportunities for people with ability, skills and determination; the secret to securing a good job is to be one of them.
Câu 46: In paragraph 3, 'their' refers to:
A. job seekers’ B. abilities’ C. academic qualifications’ D. special skills’
Câu 47: Which of the following sentences is closest in meaning to the final paragraph?
A. graduates should develop at least one of these areas to find a suitable career
B. determined, skilled and able people can easily find a good career
C. the secret to a good career is to possess skills, determination or ability
Câu 48: In paragraph 1, 'those days are gone, even in Hong Kong', suggests that ______________.
A. in the past, finding a good career was easier in Hong Kong than elsewhere
B. nowadays, everyone in Hong Kong has an equal chance of finding a good career
C. it used to be harder to find a good job in Hong Kong than in other countries
D. even in Hong Kong companies tour the universities trying to recruit graduates
Câu 49: 'prospective' in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to:
A. generous B. reasonable C. future D. ambitious
Câu 50: In paragraph 6, the writer seems to suggest that _________________.
A. interviewees should ask a question if they can't think of an answer
B. pretending to understand a question is better than giving an unsuitable answer
C. it is better for interviewees to be honest than to pretend to understand
D. it is not a good idea for interviewees to be completely honest in their answers
Câu 51: 'Determination' in paragraph 7 is similar in meaning to:
A. resolve B. finding out C. imagination D. intelligence
Câu 52: According to paragraph 4, graduates should ________________.
A. find a good position and then compare it with other careers
B. ask friends or relatives to secure them a good job
C. get information about a number of careers before making comparisons
D. find out as much as possible and inform employers of the comparisons they want
Câu 53: According to paragraph 3, job seekers should ________________.
A. aim to give a balanced account of what the employer needs
B. divide the time equally between listening to the interviewer and speaking
C. discuss their own abilities in relation to what the employer is looking for
D. attempt to show the employer they have balanced abilities
Câu 54: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
A. until recently it was quite easy for graduates to get good jobs in Hong Kong
B. job seekers should consider as many as possible of the factors involved
C. businesses used to visitthe universities in Hong Kong to recruit graduates
D. graduates sometimes have to take part in competitions to secure a good career
Câu 55: In paragraph 5, 'in more depth' could best be replaced by ______________
A. more carefully B. more honestly C. in greater detail D. using more word
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 56 đến 65.
Carnegie Hall, the famous concert hall in New York City, has again undergone a restoration. While this is not the first, it is certainly the most extensive in the building's history. As a result of this new restoration, Carnegie Hall once again has the quality of sound that it had when it was first built.
Carnegie Hall owes its existence to Andrew Carnegie, the wealthy owner of a steel company in the late 1800s. The hall was finished in 1891 and quickly gained a reputation as an excellent performing arts hall where accomplished musicians gained fame. Despite its reputation, however, the concert hall suffered from several detrimental renovations over the years. During the Great Depression, when fewer people could afford to attend performances, the directors sold part of the building to commercial businesses. As a result, a coffee shop was opened in one comer of the building, for which the builders replaced the brick and terra cotta walls with windowpanes. A renovation in 1946 seriously damaged the acoustical quality of the hall when the makers of the film Carnegie Hall cut a gaping hole in the dome of the ceiling to allow for lights and air vents. The hole was later covered with short curtains and a fake ceiling, but the hall never sounded the same afterwards.
In 1960, the violinist Isaac Stem became involved in restoring the hall after a group of real estate developers unveiled plans to demolish Carnegie Hall and build a high-rise office building on the site. This threat spurred Stem to rally public support for Carnegie Hall and encourage the City of New York to buy the property. The movement was successful, and the concert hall is now owned by the city. In the current restoration, builders tested each new material for its sound qualities, and they replaced the 30 hole in the ceiling with a dome. The builders also restored the outer walls to their original appearance and closed the coffee shop. Carnegie has never sounded better, and its prospects for the future have never looked more promising.
Câu 56: This passage is mainly about__________________.
A. changes to Carnegie Hall B. the appearance of Carnegie Hall
C. Camegie Hall's history during the Great Depression D. damage to the ceiling in Carnegie Hall
Câu 57: The word "extensive" in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. fabulous B. thorough C. devoted D. continuous
Câu 58: In paragraph 2, what is the meaning of the word "detrimental”?
A. dangerous B. significant C. extreme D. harmful
Câu 59: What major change happened to the hall in 1946?
A. The acoustic dome was damaged.
B. Space in the building was sold to commercial businesses.
C. The walls were damaged in an earthquake.
D. The stage was renovated.
Câu 60: Who was Andrew Carnegie?
A. a violinist B. an architect C. a steel mill owner D. the mayor of New York City
Câu 61: Which of the following words could best replace the word 'gaping' in paragraph 2?
A. small B. round C. vital D. wide
Câu 62: The word "fake" in paragraph 2 is most similar to which of the following?
A. low B. false C. thin D. handsome
Câu 63: What was Isaac Stern's relationship to Carnegie Hall?
A. He made the movie Carnegie Hall in 1946.
B. He performed on opening night in 1891.
C. He tried to save the hall beginning in 1960.
D. He opened a coffee shop in Carnegie Hall during the Depression.
Câu 64: What was probably the most important aspect of the recent renovation?
A. restoring the outer wall B. expanding the lobby
C. restoring the plaster trim D. repairing the ceiling
Câu 65: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "unveiled' in paragraph 3?
A. announced B. restricted C. overshadowed D. located
Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với câu có nghĩa gần nhất với mỗi câu cho sẵn sau đây.
Câu 66: Nobody is allowed to enter the area without permission.
A. You can't enter the area under any circumstances.
B. You can enter the area if you ask for permission.
C. You can't enter the area if you are not allowed to.