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Ho va tên thi sinh:……………………………………………………………………. SBD:…………………………
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 01: A. redundancy
B. mendicancy
C. pregnancy
D. ascendancy
Question 02: A. document
B. dissident
C. divergent
D. efferent

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 03: The law holds parents liable if a child does not attend school.
A. parental
B. unhappy
C. dutiful
D. irresponsible
Question 04: My father always kept us on a tight rein.
A. gave less money B. let loose
C. set free
D. helped to ride
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes
each of the following exchanges.
Question 05: ~ Nuanda: "________________"
~ Otrecus: "Angus? Oh. He's come back again."
A. Has Angus been here? I've been looking for him all day.
B. People say Angus has divorced his third wife.
C. Yes, certainly. Angus'll be here in a moment.
D. Someone called you last night. His name was Angus.
Question 06: ~ Lisa: "How are things with Ann?"
~ Clare: "________________"
A. Not so good. They had a heatwave all week.
B. Yes, certainly. She'll be here in a moment.
C. Of course. We're going to have a lovely autumn.
D. Fine. She's just come back from Vietnam.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning
to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 07: Sheila rings her boy friend every day; she must be running up a huge phone bill.
A. saving up
B. owing to
C. being a debtor
D. having to pay
Question 08: Before the crisis, most people had plenty of crash to spend, but now they have had to
tighten their belt.
A. spend less money
B. to keep fit
C. to deposit money D. to lose weight
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Cressida Cowell is the author of the widely-praised How To Train Your Dragon series of
children’s books. She spent her own childhood holidays on a remote island, where she was left very
much to her own (9)_________ As a result, she became an avid reader, entertaining herself with books
and developing a fervent imagination. She even (10)_________ up her own secret languages.
Cowell believes that today’s children still have a real ear for language, even though their
attention span may not be as great as in her day, making them less tolerant of long descriptive
passages in stories. Her books are outlandish and exciting, with vivid imagery, cliffhangers and eyecatching illustrations. Dragons seem to (11)_________ to children of all nationalities, who also seem
to identify with her protagonist, Hiccup, quite easily. Hiccup’s a boy who battles his way through
life’s problems, often against the (13)_________.
Cowell is currently planning an illustrated book for teenagers. In her own words, she enjoys
breaking the (14)_________ and finds that kids are open-minded enough to accept this.
[From EXPERT PROFICIENCY, Student's Book, Oxford, 2015]
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Question 09: A. pastimes
Question 10: A. invented
Question 11: A. attract
Question 12: A. downsides
Question 13:A. barrier

B. hobbies
B. imagined
B. appeal
B. odds
B. mould

C. entertainments
C. dreamt
C. entice
C. hardships
C. boundary

D. devices
D. created
D. engage
D. worries
D. limit

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 14: Internationally, 189 countries have signed__________ accord agreeing to create
Biodiversity Action Plans to protect endangered and other threatened species.
A. a
B. an
C. the
D. Ø
Question 15: Ben won first__________ in the art competition.
A. prize
B. medal
C. reward
D. benefit
Question 16: One of the most difficult decisions young adults face is what to do for a(n)__________.
A. work
B. lifestyle
C. living
D. existence
Question 17: Is Heather__________ the hotel reservations for us?
A. being made
B. to be making
C. to be made
D. going to make
Question 18: I think it’s safer to go on a package__________ than make my own travel arrangements.
A. travel
B. journey
C. cruise
D. holiday
Question 19: The minimum__________ for the post was a degree in education.
A. requiring
B. required
C. require
D. requirement
Question 20: "I wouldn’t buy that dress if I were you; it isn’t in__________.
~ "You ’re right, it probably doesn’t suit me either."
A. fashion
B. mode
C. style
D. trend
Question 21: I'm not completely__________ with the way the hairdresser styled my hair.
A. satisfied
B. satisfying
C. satisfyingly
D. satisfaction
Question 22: The wind was blowing so hard that we found it impossible to__________ our tent.
A. build
B. raise
C. make up
D. put up
Question 23: If you work at a reception desk, you can’t__________ wearing casual clothes.
A. get out of
B. get round to
C. get into
D. get away with
Question 24: The lecture was so boring that John could hardly keep himself__________ asleep.
A. of falling
B. to falling
C. from falling
D. in falling
Question 25: No one won the match; the final result was a(n) __________.
A. draw
B. equal
C. score
D. drawing
Question 26: He can borrow this CD__________ he gives it back to me by Thursday.
A. unless
B. in case
C. as long
D. provided
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part
differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 27: A. review
B. eschew
C. curfew
D. bedscrew
Question 28: A. backcourt B. yoghourt
C. forecourt
D. lawcourt
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer to each of the questions.
The old man rubbed the cramped hand against his trousers and tried to ease the fingers.
But the hand would not open. Maybe it will open with the sun, he thought. He looked across the sea
and knew how alone he was now. The clouds were building up for the trade wind and he looked
ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks against the sky over the water, and he knew that no man was
ever alone on the sea. He thought of how some men feared being out of sight of land in a small boat
and knew they were right in months of sudden bad weather. But now they were in hurricane
months and, when there are no hurricanes, the weather of these months is the best of all the year.
If there is a hurricane you always see the signs of it in the sky for days ahead, if you are at sea. They
do not see it ashore because they do not know what to look for, he thought. But we have no
hurricane coming now. He looked at the sky and saw the white cumulus clouds built like friendly
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piles of ice cream and high above were the thin feathers of the cirrus against the high September
sky. ‘Better weather for me than for you, fish,’ he said.
His left hand was still cramped, but he was unknotting it slowly. I hate a cramp, I he thought.
It is a treachery of one’s own body and it humiliates oneself especially when one is alone. If the boy
were here he could rub it for me and loosen it down from the forearm, he thought. But it will
loosen up. Then, with his right hand he felt the difference in the pull of the line. As he leaned
against the line and slapped his left hand hard and fast against his thigh he saw it slanting slowly
upward. ‘He’s coming up,’ he said. ‘Come on hand. Please come on.’
The line rose slowly and steadily and then the surface of the ocean bulged ahead of the boat
and the fish came out. He came out unendingly and water poured from his sides. He was bright in
the sun and his head and back were dark purple and in the sun the stripes on his sides showed
wide and a light lavender. His sword was as long as a baseball bat and he rose full-length from the
water and then re-entered it, smoothly, like a diver and the old man saw the great blade of his tail
go under and the line started to race out.
He is a great fish and I must convince him, he thought. I must never let him learn his
strength nor what he could do if he made his run. If I were him I would put in everything now and
go until something broke. But, thank God, they are not as intelligent as we who kill them; although
they are more noble and more able. The old man had seen many great fish. He had seen many that
weighed more than a thousand pounds and he had caught two of that size in his life, but never
alone. Now alone, and out of sight of land, he was fast to the biggest fish he had ever seen and
bigger than he had ever heard of, and his left hand was still as tight as the gripped claws of an
It will uncramp though, he thought. Surely it will uncramp to help my right hand. There are
three things that are brothers: the fish and my two hands. It must uncramp. It is unworthy of it to
be cramped. The fish had slowed again and was going at his usual pace.
I wonder why he jumped, the old man thought. He jumped almost as though to show me
how big he was. I know now, anyway, he thought. I wish I could show him what sort of man I am.
But then he would see my cramped hand. Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
[Extracted from 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemingway]
Question 29: Why was he sure the weather would stay fair?
A. There are more fish during good weather.
B. It was not the right time of year for hurricanes.
C. He could see no trace of an approaching hurricane.
D. Bad weather had not been forecast ashore.
Question 30: What does the writer mean when he says the old man was ‘fast to the biggest fish he
had ever seen’ in line 25?
A. He was joined to the fish by his line.
B. He was surprised to see the fish’s size.
C. He was attracted by such a big fish.
D. He was chasing the fish in his boat
Question 31: What does the old man worry about after seeing the fish?
A. The fish is too powerful for his boat.
B. He doesn’t have enough line.
C. He isn’t as clever as the fish.
D. The fish could escape if it swam fast.
Question 32: How did the old man feel about being out at sea?
A. He enjoyed it because he had time to himself.
B. He realised how dangerous his work was.
C. He wasn’t happy at being out of sight of land.
D. He didn’t mind as there were creatures around him.
Question 33: The old man didn’t want the fish to see that he was__________
A. alone in the boat.
B. so small.
C. too tired.
D. in some difficulty.
Question 34: What does the verb ‘to ease’ mean in English?
A. to make less painful
B. to soften
C. to loosen
D. to crack
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer to each of the questions.
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As you move around your home take a good hard look at its contents. It's likely that your
living room will have a television set and a DVD player, and your kitchen a washing machine and
tumble drier, maybe also a microwave oven and electric toaster. Your bedroom drawers will be
stuffed with almost three times as many clothes as you need. You almost certainly own a car and a
home computer, holiday abroad at least once a year and eat out at least once a week. If you could
see the volume of rubbish in your dustbin over a year, you would be horrified.
Now, perhaps, more than ever before, people are wondering what life is all about, what it's
for. The single-minded pursuit of material success is beginning to trouble large numbers of people
around the world. They feel the long-hours work culture to make more money to buy more things
is eating up their lives, leaving them precious little time or energy for family or leisure. Many are
turning to alternative ways of living and downshifting is one of them.
According to a national consulting group, this new approach to work coincides with radical
changes in the employment market, where a job is no longer guaranteed and lifetime employment
can only be achieved by taking personal responsibility for your career. Six per cent of workers in
Britain took the decision to downshift last year, swapping their highly pressured, stressful
positions for less demanding, less time-consuming work which they believe gives them a better
balanced life.
One couple who downshifted is Daniel and Liz. They used to work in central London. He
was a journalist and she used to work for a international bank. They would commute every day
from their large house in the suburbs, leaving their two children with a nanny. Most evenings
Daniel wouldn't get home until eight or nine o' clock, and nearly twice a month he would have to fly
to New York for meetings. They both earned a large amount of money but began to feel that life
was passing them by.
Nowadays, they run a farm in the mountains of Wales. ‘I always wanted to have a farm here,'
says Daniel, and we took almost a year to make the decision to downshift. It has taken some getting
used to, but it's been worth it. We have to think twice now about spending money on car repairs
and we no longer have any holidays. However. I think it made us stronger as a family, and the
children are a lot happier.'
Liz, however, is not totally convinced. 'I used to enjoy my job, even though it was hard work
and long hours. I'm not really a country girl, but I suppose I'm gradually getting used to looking
after the animals. One thing I do like though is being able to see more of my children. My tip for
other people wanting to do the same is not to think about it too much or you might not do it at all.
Question 35: What does the writer say about the employment market?
A. It’s difficult to keep a company job for life.
B. You have to look hard to find a job yourself.
C. There aren’t many jobs nowadays.
D. It’s changing all the time.
Question 36: What does ‘it’ in line 26 refer to?
A. having animals
B. her job
C. her tip
D. downshifting
Question 37: According to the writer, people are beginning to rethink their lives because__________
A. they feel too dependent on their possessions.
B. their families object to their working so hard.
C. they want to spend time doing other things.
D. they are worried about the amount of rubbish they throw away.
Question 38: What has Daniel’s reaction been to moving to Wales?
A. He felt at home on the farm almost immediately.
B. He is sorry that they made the decision to move too quickly.
C. He misses the holidays they used to have abroad.
D. He’s happy that he’s now fulfilled an ambition.
Question 39: Why was this text written?
A. To warn people of the problems of downshifting.
B. To prove that having a good job doesn’t make you happy.
C. To tell people how to downshift.
D. To make people aware of a new social trend
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Question 40: When Daniel was a journalist he used to__________
A. miss his children. B. live in central London.
C. be highly paid.
D. dislike his job.
Question 41: What does the word ‘tip’ in line 25 mean?
A. a good idea
B. a word of advice
C. a warning
D. a clue
Question 42: Daniel and Liz both agree that the move__________
A. to a farm was expensive.
B. was difficult to organise.
C. has been a total success.
D. has improved family life.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs
correction in each of the following questions.
Question 43: I've repaired it so well as I can - we'll just have to hope for the best.
A. so well
B. the best
C. repaired it
D. just have to
Question 44: The improvement to water standards over the last 50 years has been very great.
A. very great
B. the last
C. to water
D. over
Question 45: When they visit us they always bring their dog along them.
A. visit us
B. along them
C. always bring
D. When
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in
meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 46: This party is 'evening dress' only.
A. You have to dress up for the party this evening.
B. I dress up only for this evening party.
C. You're not allowed to dress casually for this party.
D. This party is only for those who dress up in the evening.
Question 47: It was a mistake for me to buy you that computer game.
A. I'm sorry for buying you that computer game.
B. I shouldn't have bought you that computer game.
C. I needn't have bought you that computer game.
D. I mustn't have bought you that computer game.
Question 48: I have never seen such a terrible film before.
A. I don't enjoy seeing terror films.
B. That is one of the most terrible films I have seen before.
C. This is the worst film that I have ever seen.
D. Such a terrible film that I have never seen before.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines
each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 49: That man may be her father. His eyes are also brown.
A. So brown as his eyes that man is perhaps her father.
B. That man’s eyes are so brown that he may be her father.
C. Because that man’s eyes are brown, he may be her father, too.
D. That man whose eyes are also brown may be her father.
Question 50: Soccer is not my favourite sport. Dad is infatuated with it.
A. Neither Dad nor I like soccer.
B. Soccer is not my favourite sport so Dad is infatuated with it.
C. Because soccer is not my favourite sport, Dad is infatuated with it.
D. Although Dad is infatuated with soccer, it is not my favourite sport.
_________THE END_________

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