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SECTION

I. LISTENING



I.

Listen

to

the

passage

and

fill

each

blank

with ONE

missing

word.

Write your

answer

in

the
numbered box.


The Academy Awards, also

(1)-_

as the Oscars,

is

an annual

(2)_held

by the U.S. movie


industry.

The

event

is

run

by the

Academy

of

Motion

Picture

Arts

and

Sciences,

which

has to
rnaintain

(3)--

security of who has won what

until

the winners are announced.

It

startecl

in

1929 and.


has grown

into

a

worldwide

extravaganza.

Millions

of

people tune

in

each year

to

see whether their
faYorite

movie, director

or

actor has

picked up

the

top

award.

The

gold

statuette prize, called an


(4).---,

is the highest honor

in

the movie industry.

It

can turn an actor

into

a legend or a movie

into

a


classic.

It

also tums Hollyr.vood into a

(5)_

and paparazzi paradise.


lI.

Listen to another passage and

write your

answer

A,

B,

C or D

in

the

numbered

box.
6. Vie;tnam ranks



A.

6th


7' Vietnam is among the


-



courtries in the world that have more than two

million

telephones.


,{.6

B.

140

c.

13

D. 30


8.

In

1996, Vietnam began upgrading its

_

netwr:rks.


A. mobile

phone

B.

subscriber

c.

fixed

telephone

D. post office


9.

At

preseflt,


-



percent

of

communes across Vietnam have telephone services.


A.90

B. 80

c.

14

D.93



10. 'Ihe country which has the highest

gronth

in the number of telephone subscribers is

_.



A.

China

B. the

US

C.

Britain

D. India


SECTION

II.

VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR



I.

Choose the most suitable

word

or

phrase

A,

B, C

or D to

complete each sentence.
11.

I

don't

see any


-



in

arriving

early at the theatre

if

the show doesn't start

until

9 o'clock.


A,

cause B. reason C. aim D.

point



D. a few


D. insist


l2.The

new manager's

office

has

new equipment.


A.

many B. a

lot

of

C. some

of



13.

I

don't

__

to change my

job

because

I

like it.


C. persist


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A.

agreed

B.

approved

C.

proved

t.

justifiea



15. Thomas has a garden which

is

mine.


A.

double as

large.



-

B:

l.nl,targer

than

C. twice as large

as

D. as two-time as large
16. "What,do you

think

of the

film

we've watched?,,


A.

Itk

a

breeze!

B.

No

kidding!

C.

I've

seen

better!

D. None of your business!



17.

In

1870,


-,



John D. Rockefeller and others created the Standarcl

Oil

Company.


A.

that

oil

prices

fluctuated

B. despite fluctuating

oil

prices

c.

but the

oil

prices

fluctuated

D.

oil

prices were

fluctuaiing



18. Careless

driving

also

accounts

the increasing number of

traffic

accidents.

A.

on

B. into


19.

_

is not clear to researchers.


A.

Why dinosaurs having become extinct


A. Did

dinosaurs become extinct


C.

for

D.

with



B. Why dinosaurs became extinct
D. Dinosaurs became extinct


20. We enjoy the hams and coffee at this

_

restaurant.


A.

family-owing

B.

family-owned

c.

owning-family

D.

owned-family


27.I'd

rather


-




to


-th" putty

with

my parents because there was nothing interesting there.


A.

haven't been

invited

B. hadn,t been

invited



C. not be invited D. not have been invited


22. Whenthe university suggested

_,

the student union protested vigorously.


A. tuition

be

raised

B. to raise

tuition



C. on raising

tuition

D. not having been

invited


23. o'She's the best pianist in the school."


A.

That's that. B. Never mind


C. That's

OK.

D. You can say that again.
24. By the time we gor out of this traffic

jam, all

the guests


-_



home.


A.

have

gone

B. had

gone

C.

will

go

D.

will

have gone


25.



-members




of the class has to be responsible for his own actions.


A- Each of

the

B.

Every

C. None

of

D.

AII



II. Fill

in

each

numbered blank

with

a suitable

preposition to

complete each sentence.
26.

_

the age

of

40, he had written three best-selling novels.


27. Scientists are

very

concerned

_

the consequences

of

climate change.
28. There is no point

_

asking Sarn for help.


29.Len's

alarm

clock

didn't

go

__-

this morning, so she got up late.
30.

Don't

make up your mind at once, talk

_

with

your lawyer

first.



31. He

grew_

a

very

good player.


32. Nobody helped him. He managed it

_

his own.
33. Vietnam is a country

__

great potential.


34. We both thank you

_

the bottom of our hearts.


35. This American woman has been

accustomed

eating vietnamese food.


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III.

Read

the text

below, using the

word

given

in

brackets to

form

a

word

that fits

in

the space.


The (36.

discover)-

that a member

of

your

family

is

sleepwalking may be (37.

alarm)_



but

it

is not

an uncommon phenomenon.

Both

adults and

children

sleepwalk, however

it

is

more
cofirmon among children.


Sleepwalking is not a psychological (38.

order)_,

as some may

think. Nor

is there any (39.


connect)-

between dreams and sleepwalking. The explanation

which

experts give

for

sleepwalking


is that

it

is mainly

due

to

being (40.

tire)_

and under a

lot of

stress.

(4i. anxious)_, (4i.



press,l--at



work

or at school or even a loss of a favorite (43.

possess)_

could trigger

it

off.


Sleepwalkers

move easily

around

the

house despite the

(44.

dark)_,

sometimes opening


drawers as

if

searching

for

something.

It

is

diffrcult

to wake up a sleepwalker and

it

is

consid"..a

1+S.


wise)-

because

it

can cause great distress. The

following

morning he/she doesn't usually

r"*"rnb.,


anything.


SECTION

III.

READING COMPREHENSION



I.

Read the

text

below and decide

which

answer

A, B,

C,

or

D, best

fits

each space.


Easter is a holiday

in

late March or early

April,

the

first

Sunday after the

first

full

moon after


21 March.

Many

people

(46)_

it

with

their

family

or

have

a

short holiday/vacation.

It

is

also an


important Christian

(47)-.

Easter Sunday, the day

of

the Resurrection, is the end

of

Lent

(48)_



the most important date in the Christian year. Many people who do not go to church at other times go
on Easter Sunday.

It

was once

(49)_

for

people to wear new clothes to church on this day. Women


(50)-

new hats, called Easter bonnets. Today, people sometimes make elaborately decorated Easter
bonnets

for fun.

A

few

people send Easter

(51)

with

religious

symbols

on

them

or

pictures

of



small chickens, lambs, rabbits and spring flowers, all

traditionally

associated

(52)_

Easter.


The Friday before Easter Sunday

is

called Good Friday and

is

(53)_

as the day Christ was


crucified

(:

hanged on a cross

to

die). On Good Friday many people eat

hot

cross bun

(:

fruit

buns
decorated

with

a

simple cross). The

Monday

are

both

(5a)_

holidays.

In

the US, each company
decides for

itself

(55)_

to close or remain open on those days.



46.

A.

take
47.

A.

fair



48.

A. for


49.

A. familiar



50.

A.

put on


51.

A.

letters
52.

A.

toward


53.

A.

missed
54.

A. family



s5.

A.

if



B. use


B. festival
B. as


B. ordinary
B. take on


B. envelopes


B.

with


B. recalled
B. nation
B. how

C. spend
C. parade
C. and
C. common
C. bore
C. cards
C. to


C. reminded
C. school
C. why


D. expend


D. carnival
D. nor
D. regular
D. wore
D. notes


D.

from



D. remembered


D. bank


D. whether


46. 47. 48. 49. 50.



51. 52, 53. 54. 55.


II.

Fill in

each

numbered

blank

ONE

suitable

word.



Natural disasters are often frightening and

difficult for

us

to

understand, because we have no



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(se)-

vurnerable

ro

hurricanes,

require

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the

public quickly.

once people have been

(60)-

, evacuarion

,out",

*urlb,

provided so
that they can

all

(61)-

quickly

and safely, even

if

they travel on

foot.

people need to be educated


on the risks

in

their

area, and what to do when a disasteistrikes.

After

a disaster, even

if

no one has
died, there

is

a

lot

of

(62)-

to people, homes, farms and workplaces that must be repaired. This


(63)-

a

lot of time

and money to

fix

and a country damaged

(64)-

a disaster

oruuly

needs a


large amount of international

(65)_

to get better.


III.

Read the passage and choose the

correct

answer

A, B, C or D to

complete each sentence.

If

parents

bring

up a

child with

the sole aim of

tuming

the

child into

a genius, they

will

cause
a disaster. According

to

several leading educational psychologists, this

is

one

Jf tn.

biggest mistakes


*!it!

ambitious parents make. Generally, the

child

will

be too aware

of

what his pareritl expect, and


will

fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children.


However,

if

parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are


ambitious

in

a sensible

way,

the

child may

succeed

in

doing very well-especially

if

the parents are


very

supportive

of

their child.

Michael Collins

is very lucky. He

is

cr^zy about

*urir,

and his


parents help

him

a

lot

by taking him

to

concerts and arranging private piano and

violin

lessons

for


him.

They

even

drive

him

50 kilometers

twice

a week

for

violin

lessons. Michael's mother knows
very

little

about music, but his father plays the trumpet

in

a large orchestra. However, he never makes


Michael

enter

music

competitions

if

he

is unwilling.

Winston

Smith, Michael's friend, however, is


not

so

lucky. Both his

parents are successful musicians, and they set

too high

standard

for

Winston.


They want

their

son

to

be as successful as

they

are, so

they

enter

him

for

.u"ry

piano competition
held. They are

very

unhappy when he does not

win.

Winston

is

always afraid that he

will

disappoint
his parents and now he always seems quiet and unhappy.


66. One of the serious mistakes parents can make is

to

.


A. push their children into trying too

much.

B. help their

child

to become a genius.
C. make their

child

to become a

musician.

D.

neglect their child's education.


67. Parents' ambition

for

their children is not wrong

if

they


A.

force their children

into

achieving success.
C. understand and help their children sensibly.


children


68.

who

have criticized the methods of some ambitious children?


A.

Successful

musicians.

B. Unrealistic parents.


C. Their

children.

D. Educational psychologists.


69. Michael Collins is fortunate in that


A. his father is a

musician.

B. his parents are quite rich.


C. his mother knows

little

about

music.

D. his parents help

him in

a sensible way.
70. The phrase

"crazy about"

in the passage mostly means


B. themselves have been very successful.


D.

anange

private

lessons

for

their



B.

"extremely interested in".


D.

"confused


about"-B.

violin

lessons.


D. Michael's parents.
71. Winston's parents push their son so much and he


A. is afraid to disappoint

them.

B. cannot learn much music from them.


C. has become a good

musician.

D. has won a

lot

of piano competitions.
72. The word

"They"

in the passage refers

to

. ..

...

.


A.

"surprised at".


C. "completely unaware

of'.




A.

concerts.


C. parents in general.



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73.

AII of the

following

people are musicians

EXCEPT


A.

Winston's father.


C. Michael's father.


B. Michael's mother
D. Winston's mother.


74.The

word

"unwilling"

in the passage mostly means


A.

"getting ready to do

something".

B. eager to do something.


C.

"not objecting to doing

anything".

D.

"not wanting to do something".


75. The

two

examples given in the passage illustrate the principle that...

...:....



A.

successful parents always have intelligent children.


B. successful parents often have unsuccessful children.
C. parents should let the

child

develop in the way he wants.


D. parents should spend more money on the child's education.


SECTION IV. WRITING




I. Write

a complete

paragraph

about

English

using the

following

suggestions.


76. English

/

international language. More

/

300,000,000 people

/

speak

/ first

I

nativelanguage.


77

.It

I

official

language

/

one-fifth

I

land arca

lworld.



66. 67. 68. 69. 70.


7t.

72. 74. 75.


78.rt I

speak

/

North America

I

GreatBritain

/

Austraria

/

New zealand,.


79.More

people

/

study English

/

any other language.


80. many countries

/

textbooks

/

universities

/

English. Many university classes

I

teach/ English

/


even though

/

native language / not English.


81.

English

llanguage

/

international business

/

research

/

science.


82.

More/three-fourths/world's mail/write/English. More/three-fifrhs/world

lradio

station


/

use English.

More

lhalt

lscientific

and research journals

/

English.


83. Most other languages / borrow / many

/

English word.


II.

Finish

each of the

following

sentences

in

such a

way that

it

means exactly the same as the


sentence

printed

before

it.





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85. Man has never had such effrcient servants as computers.
Computers


86. The teacher started to write the lesson plan right after he returned home from work.
Hardly


87.

I

only recognised him when he came into the room.

It

was


88. Success depends on hard work.


The harder


III.

Write

a

composition

around

150

words

to discuss the

following

issue:


It

is

generally

believed

that

the

Internet

is an excellent means

of communication but

some
people suggest

that

it

may not

be the best place to

find information.




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