THE CORPORATION FOR FINANCING AND PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY ---------------o0o--------------- ENGLISH TEST Time allowed: 60 minutes 50 questions PART ONE Look at the table below and match the opposites. An example is given. 0. Married _____C_____ 1. Neat __________ 2. Bright __________ 3. Important __________ 4. Male __________ 5. Natural __________ 6. Public __________ 7. Strong __________ 8. Tall __________ 9. Close __________ 10. Wrong __________ 11. Fat __________ 12. Hungry __________
A. Female B. Dull C. Single D. Trivial E. Untidy F. Weak G. Artificial H. Short I. Private J. Right K. Far away L. Full M. Thin PART TWO Questions 13-22: Circle the odd one out. An example is given. 0. A car B motorbike C bicycle D paper __D__ 13. A wine B beer C lemonade D whisky 14. A dog B horse C cat D sandwich 15. A job B vegetable C fruit D meat 16. A bananas B rice C oranges D apples 17. A peas B mushrooms C eggs D beans 18. A bread B tea C salad D tomato 19. A sausages B rugby C tennis D basketball 20. A pasta B piano C tomato D potato 21. A uncle B aunt C nephew D father 22. A eyes B hair C fish D beard English test – A3 1 PART THREE Read the following text and choose the best answers (A, B, C, or D) for questions 23-27. There are many causes of headaches, and most people suffer them at some time or other. Although doctors have come a long way from the old days, when headaches were ascribed to evil spirits and treatments ranged from cutting our part of the skull to concoctions of cow brain and goat dung, they are still not sure what sets off headaches. The most significant advance has been the acceptance that they are not the result of emotional stress. Until recently, many doctors thought that imbalances in the body’s systems were to blame, but experts now believe it is the brain itself. They point to malfunctioning chemicals, such as serotonin, whose job it is to send messages to regulate the contraction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain. Monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer used in Chinese cooking, can cause headaches in
some people, as do many other common foods. Red wine, aged cheese, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and preserved meats contain nitrates, caffeine, and tyramine, chemicals that may produce pounding headaches. Even though the exact culprit has yet to be found, there are plenty of treatments for prevention or cure. Over-the-counter preparations such as aspirin are fine for treating the occasional headache, but often exacerbate severe cases. Beta blockers, usually used for lowering blood pressure, seem to head off migraines. Antidepressants are effective, too. But doctors also recommend non-drug treatments such as relaxation techniques, which can be used in combination with medication, and diet modification, to cut out foods that cause attacks. 23. According to the passage, many years ago, one way doctors tried to cure headaches was by … A praying to spirits. B sacrificing cows and goats. C operating on the patient’s head. D writing prescriptions. 24. It is no longer believed that headaches are caused by … A emotional stress. B malfunctioning chemicals in the brain. C certain kinds of foods. D contraction and dilation of blood vessels. English test – A3 2 25. According to the passage, doctors now believe that headaches are related to … A imbalance in the body’s systems. B chemicals in the brain. C emotional stress. D high blood pressure. 26. According to the passage, beta blockers can be used to .. A treat migraines. B cause migraines. C contract blood vessels. D treat depression. 27. According to the passage, severe headaches cannot be successfully treated by … A beta blockers. B aspirin. C relaxation techniques. D serotonin. PART FOUR Match the statements (28-34) and replies (A-H). An example is given. Example -0- D 0. Carol really liked the film. 28. She’ll love the party. 29. I won’t eat there again. 30. We can’t stand discos. 31. I’d rather go to the cinema. 32. She doesn’t mind opera. 33. We didn’t enjoy the play. 34. Anita is fond of Chinese food. A She can’t either. B I would too. C Neither do we. D So did Julian. E They didn’t either. F So am I. G Daisy will too. H Neither shall I. PART FIVE Most of the lines in this text contain an unnecessary word. A few of the lines are correct. Read text carefully, find the extra words and mark them. Tick () any lines that are correct. Two examples are given. 0 I wanted to go abroad for two reasons: to prove I could ______ 0 live on my own and to give myself lot more time to think ___lot___ 35 about what I had wanted to do with my life. In the end, I English test – A3 3 36 decided to go to Germany as an au pair because of my 37 German was quite good and because it wasn’t too much 38 far away if I did got homesick. I stayed for a year. Some 39 days it was fun but others I wished for I was at home 40 with my mother looking after me. It was quite a boring 41 most of the time. I had to look after a three-year-old 42 boy and do some of housework. I also had to babysit 43 three times a week and work all day Saturday as well as. 44 My only day off was Sunday, which it is not the best 45 day of the week to be free. Some au pairs’ families who 46 help pay for their classes and travel but mine didn’t and 47 I found that it impossible to live on the pocket money 48 what I got and I had to ask my parents for help. But it 49 wasn’t all bad. I made new friends and my German 50 improved a little.
English test – A3 4 CÔNG TY CỔ PHẦN PHÁT TRIỂN ĐẦU TƯ CÔNG NGHỆ FPT --------------o0o-------------- KEY Time allowed: 60 minutes 50 questions Full name:...................................................................................................................................... Address:......................................................................................................................................... 1. E 26. A 2. B 27. B 3. D 28. G 4. A 29. H 5. G 30. A 6. I 31. B 7. F 32. C 8. H 33. E 9. K 34. F 10 . J 35. Had 11 . M 36 . Of 12 . L 37 . Much 13 . C 38 . Did 14 . D 39 . For 15 . A 40 . A 16 . B 41 . 17 . C 42 . Of 18 . B 43 . As 19 . A 44 . It 20 . B 45 . Who English test – A3 5