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Ngày thi: 02 tháng 08 năm 2013

Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)

Đề thi gồm: 10 trang (Thí sinh viết câu trả lời vào bảng cho sẵn trong đề)

Điểm Giám khảo 1 Giám khảo 2 Số phách

Bằng số Bằng chữ


Section 1: Listen to the conversation and supply the blank with missing information. Write ONE
WORD OR NUMBER for each answer. You will hear this piece twice. (5 points)


Minimum joining age: (1)_____ years

For registration: must take two passport photos and two I.D. documents, e.g. driving
license, bank (2) _____

Cost to join per year: North College students : Free

Current students : £25

Others : (3) _____
Length of borrowing: (4) _____ days

Renewal (if books not required): (5) _____or log into the library website
Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Section 2: You will hear a radio interview with the manager of a summer activity course. For each
question, choose the correct answer. You will hear this piece twice. (5 points)

6. This year, the course will run for

A. seven weeks B. six weeks C. eight weeks D. nine weeks


7. The problems last year were mentioned except
A. staff was not enough.

B. the music and art lessons were not interesting.
C. the rainy weather made outdoor activities difficult.
D. a few children were turned away.

8. This year, children can do many activities except for
A. rock climbing and caving.

B. painting and singing.
C. doing fun projects.

D. taking part in a talent show.

9. Molly would like to organize a course for teenagers because teenagers
A. are interested in computer and electronic games.

B. should be provided with opportunities to do the creative things.
C. can take care of the younger ones.

D. are difficult to please.

10. It is important for parents of children attending the course to
A. let their children do all the tasks.

B. choose the activities the child wants to do when they apply.
C. inform Molly about any food the child cannot eat.

D. pay the full amount immediately.
Your answers

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


Choose one word whose stress is different from that of the others. (2.5 points)

1 A. preferential B. religious C. courageously D. indeed

2 A. employee B. nominee C. committee D. employee


Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Question 1. Choose the correct answer that best fits each blank. (10 points)

1. ASEAN has emphasized cooperation in the three pillars of security, sociocultural and economic
_____ in the region.

A. production B. establishment C. organization D. integration
2. It is vital that everyone _____ aware of the protection of the environment.

A. is B. be C. are D. were

3. He escaped by _____.

A. a hair’s breadth B. the breadth of a hair

C. the hair’s breadth D. a breadth of a hair

4. _____ further rioting to occur, the government would be forced to use its emergency powers.

A. Should B. Were C. Had D. Did

5. The schoolboy’s excuse wasn’t _____ at all. Nobody in the classroom believed in his far-fetched

A. credential B. logical C. credible D. creditable

6. Out of the water _____ .

A. jumped the penguin C. the penguin jumped

B. did the penguin jump D. the penguin jump

7. People have used coal and oil to _____ electricity for a long time.

A. cultivate B. breed C. raise D. generate


A. run B. time C. future D. perspective
9. It turned out that we _____ rushed to the airport as the plane was delayed by several hours.

A. hadn’t B. should have C. needn’t have D. mustn’t

10. After running up the stairs, I was quite _____ breath.

A. from B. out of C. without D. beyond

Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Question 2: The following text has 10 mistakes. Identify and correct them. (5 points)

Line Text



Recent research has revealed that a third of people in Britain have not met their next-door
neighbors, and those who know each other barely speak. ‘Neighbors gossiping on garden
fences and in the street was a common view in the 1950s’, says Dr Carl Chinn, an expert on
local communities. Now, however, longer hours spent working at the office, together with
the Internet and satellite television, is eroding neighborhood ties. ‘Poor neighborhoods once
had strong kinship, but now prosper buys privacy’, said Chinn.

Professor John Luke, a social scientist at Cambridge University, has analyzed the large
number of surveys. He found that in America and Britain, the amount of time spent on
social activity is increasing. A third of people said they never spoke with their neighbors at
all. Andrew Mayer, 25, a strategy consultant, rents a large apartment in West London and
two flatmates, who work in e-commerce. ‘We have a family of teachers upstair and lawyers
below, but our only contact comes via letters concerning to the communal facilities or
complaints that we’ve not put out our bin bags properly’, said Mayer.

Your answers

Line Mistake Correction Line Mistake Correction

1. 6.

2. 7.

3. 8.


Question 3. Fill in each blank with a correct preposition or particle.(2.5 points)
1. His lectures start dead _____ time so don’t be late for school.

2. His bad behavior was put _____to his upbringing.
3. Jason always gets _____with cheating in his math tests.
4. Her latest novel is coming _____ in paperback soon.
5. Firefighters were _____ the scene immediately.
Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Question 4: Supply the correct form of the capitalized word at the end of each sentence.
(10 points)

1. When we arrived at the hotel, we were amazed at the _____ hospitality of the staff. (COMPARE)
2. He is the bad manager in the factory and everyone is in attempt to _____ him. (FAME)

3. The _____ of an epidemic will be unavoidable unless measures are taken to prevent the rural
population from drinking the contaminated water. (BREAK)

4. Please keep the email short. _____ makes everyone’s lives easier. (BRIEF)

5. With the help of the computer, checking information has become less _____. (LABOR)
6. _____ has caused many so-called man-made disasters. (FOREST)

7. She looked in on the baby _____ to check that it was all right. (PERIOD)
8. They were totally _____ by the girl’s disappearance. (MYSTERY)

9. I did not know who it was. With a mask on, she was completely _____ . (RECOGNIZE)
10. The advantage of living in the countryside is that the air is _____ . (POLLUTE)

Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Question 5: Fill in each blank with ONE appropriate word. (10 points)

When you read something in a foreign (1)_____, you frequently come across words you do not
fully understand. Sometimes you check the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you guess. The
strategy you adopt depends very much (2)_____the degree of accuracy you require and the time (3)
_____ your disposal. If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is
worth remembering (4)_____ every dictionary has its limitations. Each definition is only an


translate (5) _____ English into your native language and vice versa. If you must use a dictionary, it
is usually (6) _____ safer to consult an English-English dictionary. In most exams you are not
permitted to use a dictionary. Even if you are allowed to use one, it is very time-consuming to look
up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, (7) _____ , forced to guess the meaning of
unfamiliar words. When you come across unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic.
However, if you develop efficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will overcome a (8)
_____ of possible problems and help yourself to understand far more of the text than you at (9)

_____ thought likely. Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using
contextual clues, both within the sentence and outside, and making (10) _____ of clues derived from
the formation of the word.

Your answers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


Question 1: Read the text and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each blank.(10 points)
Dogs are probably much clever than (1) _____ people think, scientists say. They are (2) _____
that dogs can count and that the animals try to (3) _____ different messages through the pitch and
pace of their barks. Animal behaviourists used to think their bark was simply a way of (4) _____
attention. Now a new study suggests that individual dogs have (5) _____ barks with a range of
meanings. For example, dogs usually use high-pitched single barks when they are (6) _____ from
their owners and a lower, harsher super-bark when strangers (7) _____ towards them or the doorbell
rings. Dogs also know when they are receiving fewer treats because they have a basic mathematical
ability that (8) _____ them to tell when one pile of objects is bigger than another. But to count, an
animal has to recognize that each object in a set (9) _____ to a single number and that the last
number in a (10) _____ represents the total number of objects.

1. A. most B. mostly C. almost D. most of

2. A. converted B. convinced C. determined D. persuaded

3. A. transfer B. suggest C. bear D. convey


8. A. assists B. facilitates C. enables D. informs

9. A. complements B. ties C. fits D. corresponds

10 A. sequence B. system C. progression D. succession

Your answers:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Question 2: Read the following passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D. (10 points)
Many ants forage across the countryside in large numbers and undertake mass migrations; these
activities proceed because one ant lays a trail on the ground for the others to follow. As a worker ant
returns home after finding a source of food, it marks the route by intermittently touching its stinger
to the ground and depositing a tiny amount of trail pheromone – a mixture of chemicals that delivers
diverse messages as the context changes. These trails incorporate no directional information and may
be followed by other ants in either direction.

Unlike some other messages, such as the one arising from a dead ant, a food trail has to be kept
secret from members of other species. It is not surprising then that ant species use a wide variety of
compounds as trail pheromones. Ants can be extremely sensitive to these signals. Investigators
working with the trail pheromone of the leafcutter ant Atta texana calculated that one milligram of
this substance would suffice to lead a column of ants three times around Earth.

The vapor of the evaporating pheromone over the trail guides an ant along the way, and the ant
detects this signal with receptors in its antennae. A trail pheromone will evaporate to furnish the
highest concentration of vapor right over the trail, in what is called a vapor space. In following the
trail, the ant moves to the right and left, oscillating from side to side across the line of the trail itself,

bringing first one and then the other antenna into the vapor space. As the ant moves to the right, its
left antenna arrives in the vapor space. The signal it receives causes it to swing to the left, and the ant
then pursues this new course until its right antenna reaches the vapor space. It then swings back to
the right, and so weaves back and forth down the trail.

1. What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The information contained in pheromones
B. Different species of ants around the world
C. The mass migration of ants


2. The word “forage” in the passage is closest in meaning to ___________

A. revolve around B. look up C. search for food D. walk toward
3. The word “intermittently” in the passage is closest in meaning to _____________

A. incorrectly B. periodically C. rapidly D. roughly
4. The phrase “the one” in the passage refers to a single ____________

A. species B. dead ant C. message D. food trail
5. According to the passage, why do ants use different compounds as trail pheromones?

A. To protect their trail from other species
B. To reduce their sensitivity to some chemicals
C. To attract different types of ants

D. To indicate how far away the food is

6. The author mentions the trail pheromone of the leafcutter ant to point out
A. the different types of pheromones ants can produce

B. a type of ant that is common in many parts of the world
C. how little pheromone is needed to mark a trail

D. that certain ants can produce up to one milligram of pheromone
7. According to the passage, how are ants guided by trail pheromones?

A. They sense the vapor through their antennae.
B. They concentrate on the smell of food.

C. They follow an ant who is familiar with the trail.

D. They avoid the vapor spaces by moving in a straight line.
8. The word “furnish” in the passage is closest in meaning to

A. include B. cover C. select D. provide

9. The word “oscillating” in the passage is closest in meaning to

A. falling B. swinging C. depositing D. starting

10. According to the passage, the highest amount of pheromone vapor is found
A. just above the trail. B. in the receptors of the ants.
C. in the source of food. D. under the soil along the trail.
Your answers:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Question 1: Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence.

(5 points)

1. I’m certainly not going to give you any more money.

I have no ………
2. My father was sound asleep in his chair, worn out after his day in the field.

3. Could you help me to post these letters?

Would you be so ………?
4. I'm absolutely sure that he took the money on purpose.

He couldn't ………
5. I’d rather you didn’t phone me at work.

I’d prefer ………..
Question 2: Complete the second sentence using the word given, so that it has the similar meaning
to the first sentence. (5 points)

1. We had expected Pedro to get promoted. (SURPRISE)

Pedro’s ………
2. It’s not necessary for you to promise – I know I can trust you. (WORD)

You ………..
3. The Prime Minister resigned because of his sudden illness. (RESULTED)

The Prime Minister’s ………
4. The final version of the plan was quite different from the initial draft. (RESEMBLANCE)

The final version of the plan ………
5. The police arrived as the thieves were committing the crime . (RED-HANDED)


Question 3: Write a paragraph (120 – 150 words) on the following topic (20 points)

Computers are becoming increasingly popular in education. Therefore, there will be soon no role
for teachers in the classroom. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons and examples to
justify your viewpoint.