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She tried very hard to pass the driving test. She could hardly pass it

PRACTICE TEST 16

Câu 45: What does this passage mainly discuss?

D. Users of SUV enjoy talking to each other on the cell phones

50. She tried very hard to pass the driving test. She could hardly pass it

A. Although she didn’t try hard to pass the driving test, she could pass it.

B. Despite being able to pass the driving test, she didn’t pass it

C. No matter how hard she tried, she could hardly pass the driving test D. She tried very hard, so she passed the driving test satisfactorily ĐÁP ÁN TEST 19

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.

1. A. hands B. occasions C. associates D. others

2. A. pay B. clay C. essay D. said

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.

3. A . design B. marry C. caring D. special 4. A. exciting B. charity C. convenient D. surprising

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

5. The conical leaf hat is made _____ a special kind _____bamboo and young and soft palm leaves.

A. in/for B. of/of C. on/for D. from/of 6. ____ should try to make good impression on interviewers.

A. apply B. Applicants C. Applying D. Applied

7. The city is determined to rid itself of problems with drainage, waste, air and noise pollution ___ to make Vietnam’s aged capital a clean and green city.

A. so that B. in order that C. to order D. so as 8. If it rained heavily, the fields _____ flooded now.

A. will be B. had been C. would be D. can be

9. They search ____ for the missing documents but they were never found.

A. to and for B. high and low C. up and down D. back to back 10. If one ____ a killing, one must expect to suffer the consequences.

A. creates B. makes C. commits D. shows 11. After finishing the presentation, I suggested ___ to the cinema.

A. us to go B. that we to go C. going D. we going 12. They ____ for more than five miles but they did not stop to rest.

A. were walking B. have walk C. had been walking D. have been walking

13. The spirit of the Asian Games has been ___ over a long period of time, and passed from one Games to the next spreading massages of unity, warmth and friendship.

A. gone over B. put off C. looked for D. built up 14. It is only recently that ballets have been based on themes _____ American life.

A. reflecting B. reflects C. is reflecting D. reflected 15. They are not coming, ______?

A. are they B. aren’t they C. they are D. don’t they 16. I cannot remember if I saw that play on ____ television or at the cinema.

A. a B. an C. x D. the 17. It is not easy to _____________ our beauty when we get older and older.

A. maintain B. develop C. gain D. collect

18. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian writer whose book One Hundred Years of Solitude is among his most famous, ________________ the Nobel prize in 1982.

A. who won B. having won C. which won D. won

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.

19. Every opponent must take a drug test before the race.

A. friend B. ally C. partner D. competitor 20. The movie was so funny that we couldn’t help laughing.

A. chuckling B. crying C. weeping D. moaning

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.

21. My father is willing to contribute to household chores.

A. agreeable B. reluctant C. ready D. responsive

22. He is extremely smart. He's head and shoulders above anyone else in the class.

A. better than B. inferior to C. more clever than D. superior to

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

23- "What’s the matter? You don’t look very well." - "_____________________________."

A. I feel a little under the weather B. I feel a little under the impression C. I feel a little out of the blue D. I feel a little out of order

24. - Kate: __________!

- Jackie: Thanks, I will write to you when I come to London.

A. Have a nice trip B. Better luck next time C. Let’s go ahead D. Have a go

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 from 25 to 29.

Most people work to earn a living, and produce goods and services. Goods are (25) ____agricultural (like wheat and milk) or manufactured (like cars and paper). Services are such things (26) ____ education, medicine and commerce. Some people provide products. An example can be a man who produces goods such as rice. Some

provide services. In a hotel, services can range from cleaning, washing to arranging tours within and outside the city where (27) ____. Other people provide both goods and services. For example, in the same garage, a man may buy a car or some service which helps him to maintain his car.

The work people do is called economic activity. All economic activities together make up the economic system of a town, a city, a country or the world. Such an economic system is the sum (28)___ and what they want.

The work people undertake either provide what they need or provides the money with (29)____ they can buy essential commodities. Of course, most people hope to earn enough money to buy commodities which are non-essential but which provide particular personal satisfaction, like toys for children, visits to cinema, computer games and books.

25. A. either B. both C. neither D. only 26. A. else B. for C. with D. as

27. A. are the guests staying B. the guests are staying C. are staying the guests D. staying the guests are 28. A. what people do B. of total what people do C. total of what people do D. of what people do in total 29. A. that B. without which C. the money D. which

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 from 30 to 34.

Most educational specialists believe that early childhood education should provide children with an awareness of their own abilities and the self-confidence in those they have. One of the approaches recognized by many experts as promoting these qualities is the Montessori method, first practiced by an Italian called Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. However, Nancy McCormick Rambusch is the one credited for popularizing the method in the US, where today there are over 400 Montessori schools.

The method helps children learn for themselves by providing them with instructional materials and tasks that facilitate discovery and manipulation. Through such exploration, children develop their senses and learn how to do everyday tasks without adult assistance. Other benefits include improvement in language skills, and acquaintance with elements of science, music and art.

30. What is the main idea of this passage?

A. To discuss the life and work of Maria Montessori

B. To explain the role of early education in children development C. To descried the development of the Montessori method

D. To demonstrate how children learn social and cultural values.

31. According to the passage, who was the first responsible for spreading the Montessori method in the US?

A. A prominent educational expert

B. An administrator in the Development of Education C. Maria Montessori

D. Nancy McCormick Rambusch

32. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a benefit of the Montessori method?

A. Improvement of language ability B. Knowledge of art and sciences C. Capacity to perform adult tasks D. Development of tactile senses 33. The author of this passage probably feels that the Montessori method

A. has little long-lasting benefit for children B. is an effective means for children education C. will lose its popularity in the US D. does not accomplish what it claims to achieve 34. The following paragraph most likely discusses

A. another educational approach beneficial to children B. elements of science, music and art

C. additional practitioners of the Montessori method D. details on the life of Maria Montessori.

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 from 35 to 42.

Technology has utterly transformed our ability to communicate with each other. Linking to each other both literally and figuratively, many of us connect through cell phones, email, instant messaging, blogs, and networking web sites, yet we may be less connected to each other than we think.

According to a study, Americans are becoming increasingly socially isolated. The study reveals, for example, that one quarter of Americans say that they have no one to discuss important personal issues with, and that the number of close friends that American have has dropped from three to two. Meanwhile, the Boston Globe reports that this spreading isolation is experienced more sharply among those with less education, people of color, and older Americans. Unsurprisingly, those who are young, white, and well educated tend to have stronger social networks.

From my own experience I have to say that I’ve never felt more connected, thanks to a web of friends, family, and colleagues. One of my closest friends is someone I met through an online discussion group who lives hundreds of miles away from me. We have met face-to-face only twice, yet our regular electronic correspondence and cell phone calls sustain our close friendship. And, speaking of blogging, my blog has introduced me to people I would never have met otherwise and has led to enduring and important friendships.

On the other hand, I recently saw a scene unfold that proved to me how deeply disconnected we as Americans have become. I had just wrapped up a presentation on mediation at a family therapy center. As I was leaving, I noticed a mother and her teenage son who had just completed their session with their family therapist. After making their next appointment, they both took out their cell phones, placed calls, and began loud conversations with whoever was on the other end. I walked out behind them to the parking lot to my car. They both jumped into their SUV, and, as I saw them drive off, they were still talking on their cell phones. But, alas, not to each other.

35. What does the passage lead you to believe?

A. Technology plays a bigger role in American society.

B. Americans are more socially isolated today.

C. Americans don’t make good use of technology.

D. Americans are more socially connected today.

36. Which of the following has nothing to do with the isolation among Americans?

A. Skin color B. Gender C. Education D. Age

37. The writer himself __________ .

A. has a wide range of friends because of technology B. has a wide range of friends because of technology C. can only find true friendship through the Internet D. can’t make true friends in actual life

38. The word “those” in paragraph 2 refers to __________.

A. networks B. Americans C. general people D. close friends 39. The word “sustain” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to__________.

A. make something continue to exist B. let someone suffer a lot C. making something remain secure D. support someone emotionally 40. The writer uses the phrase “On the other hand” in the last paragraph to .

A. show something similar B. give a different opinion C. introduce a new idea D. prove that something is wrong 41. What can be said about the mother and son in the passage?

A. There was not much communication between them.

B. They came for therapy in the same car.

C. They were quite close to each other.

D. They preferred talking to each other on cell phones.

42. Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage?

A. Modern people link to each other through telecommunications.

B. Americans seem to have fewer and fewer close friends.

C. The writer has never met some of his important friends.

D. Users of SUV enjoy talking to each other on the cell phones.

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.

43. Buying clothes are often a very time-consuming practice because those clothes that a person likes are rarely the ones that fit him or her.

A. are B. a very time-consuming C. because those D. are rarely the ones 44. I suggest that it ought to have an entertaining page with the lists of what’s on at local cinemas.

A. entertaining B. lists C. local D. cinemas 45. Chemical engineering is based on the principles of physics, chemists, and mathematics.

A. engineering B. on C. of D. chemists

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.

46. “You’d better think carefully before applying for that job”, she said to me.

A. She said me to think carefully before applying for that job.

B. She say me to think carefully before applying for that job.

C. She advise me to think carefully before applying for that job.

D. She advised me to think carefully before applying for that job.

47. Jane can swim further than I can.

A. I can’t swim as far as Jane B. I can swim as far as Jane C. Jane can’t swim as far as I can D. Jane can swim as far as I can.

48. I’m sure it wasn’t Mr. Park you saw at the conference because he is in Seoul now.

A. It mustn’t have been Mr. Park you saw at the conference because he is in Seoul now.

B. It couldn’t be Mr. Park you saw at the conference because he is in Seoul now.

C. It can’t have been Mr. Park you saw at the conference because he is in Seoul now.

D. It mightn’t be Mr. Park you saw at the conference because he is in Seoul now.

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.

49. Joe has finished his first-aid course. He proves extremely helpful as a rescue worker.

A. Although Joe proves extremely helpful as a rescue worker, he hasn’t finished his first-aid course.

B. Having finished his first-aid course, Joe proves extremely helpful as a rescue worker.

C. Without finishing his first-aid course, Joe proves extremely helpful as a rescue worker.

D. However helpful Joe proves as a rescue worker, he hasn’t finished his first-aid course.

50. She tried very hard to pass the driving test. She could hardly pass it.

A. Although she didn’t try hard to pass the driving test, she could pass it.

B. Despite being able to pass the driving test, she didn’t pass it

C. No matter how hard she tried, she could hardly pass the driving test D. She tried very hard, so she passed the driving test satisfactorily

PRACTICE TEST 20 - 2021

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.

1. A. frightened B. stamped C. walked D. laughed

2. A. exactly B. exert C. exam D. excellent

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.

3. A. penalty B. wilderness C. reunite D. fascinating

4. A. daughter B. decide C. provide D. enjoy

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

5. Increasing industrialization is challenging the province to ___ every effort to control pollution.

A. do B. create C. make D. give

6. You’d better not argue with them, ___ you’ll be fined.

A. if B. in case C. unless D. otherwise

7. If we heat water to 100 degrees Celsius, it ___

A. would boil B. will be boiling C. is boiling D. boils 8. I do believe that his study there will be ___ great benefit to his teaching career.

A. on B. to C. in D. of

9. “What’s wrong with you today? Did you get out of bed on the wrong ___?”

A. end B. edge C. foot D. side

10. After a terrible argument with his boss, she handed in her ____

A. reservation B. reputation C. resignation D. responsibility 11. In order for people to work together effectively, they need ____ each other’s needs.

A. to be sensitive to B. is sensitive for

C. sensitivity D. sensitive

12. He was late. When he _____ at the bus stop, the bus ___

A. arrived/ had already left B. had arrived/ left C. has arrived/ left D. had arrived/ had left 13. I only have to keep on waling, _____?

A. won’t I B. mustn’t I C. don’t I D. haven’t I 14. How do the police ____ the rise in juvenile delinquency?

A. account for B. explain about C. make for D. look at

15. There was an accident in this area yesterday. A truck hit a tree and _____ driver was injured.

A. the B. a C. an D. this

16. Elephants ____________ the ecosystems they live in, and make it possible for a lot of other species to survive in those environments as well.

A. obtain B. remain C. maintain D. attain

17. ______________ unprepared for the exam, I felt sure I would get a low score.

A. Upon B. Having C. Being D. Because

18. It is thought that traditional marriage ____________ are important basis of limiting divorce rates.

A. records B. responses C. appearances D. values

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.

19. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List is a comprehensive catalogue of the conservation status of species.

A. complete B. rational C. understandable D. valuable 20. Face-to-face socializing is not as preferred as virtual socializing among the youth.

A. direct B. facial C. available D. instant

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.

21. We have to take on extra staff to deal with the increased workload.

A. approach B. employ C. dismiss D. meet

22. The president’s compassion for the refugees caused him to admit a very large number of them.

A. hostility B. sympathy C. friendship D. respect

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

23. - Diana: “Do you like the advanced training course you are taking, Anne?” - Anne: “ ______________”

A. No, thanks. B. No, not everyone.

C. By and large, yes. D. Not me, I’m still waiting.

24. - “Hello. Could I speak to the manager, please?” – “___________________”

A. No, you can’t. B. Hello. But could you?

C. Yes, speaking. D. I’m answering you now.

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 from 25 to 29.

LIFE OF EARTH IN 2110

The worst prediction for the next century (25)________ the weather. Many people think that global warming will cause important environmental changes. There is scientific evidence that suggests cities on the coast may disappear if the sea level (26)________. There is better news regarding health. Medical advances mean that people will live longer. Doctors will be more successfully diagnosing an illness (27)________ of new technology. Infective diseases will disappear in many areas of the world and new drugs will be how to treat muscular aches and pains. Futuristic organ transplants will be easier. Finally, scientists think they are near to solving the mystery (28)________ to make people invisible. Technological progress will give experts the chance to manufacture invisibility cloaks, which may be (29)________ the market before the end of the century.

25. A. involves B. concerns C. relates D. contacts

26. A. lifts B. rises C. roars D. raises

27. A. because B. approving C. in spite D. regardless 28. A. necessary B. accessible C. available D. essential

29. A. at B. on C. in D. to

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 from 30 to 34.

LIVING A BALANCED LIFESTYLE

When we talk about living a healthy life, there is a famous old saying, "You are what you eat". In fact, it is not just what people eat, but their whole lifestyle, which is important. The best way to stay healthy is to live a balanced lifestyle. Are you living a balanced lifestyle both physically and mentally?

Physical Balance

The human body needs physical exercise at least once a day. In today's world, many working people spend most of their day sitting at a desk. To add more exercise to your daily life, try to stop what you are doing about once an hour and stretch or take a short walk. After work, take a brisk walk or go to the gym. Your body will thank you for it.

For good health, nutritionists say we should eat at least four servings of raw food a day. By eating many colorful fruits and vegetables, you can be sure you are getting the correct nutrients. Have a red apple with your breakfast, a green salad at lunch, some carrots for your afternoon snack, and grapes for dessert instead of cake or cookies. Of course, for a healthy balance, your body also needs other foods.

Mental Balance

Mentally balanced people are usually emotionally balanced. They are generally happy with the things they have.

They do not need to have more and more things. A mentally balanced person also feels good about who they are.

They don't worry about the past, and generally have good relationships with the people around them. That doesn't mean that mentally healthy people never have negative feelings, but they don't let these types of feelings control them or their behavior. It's normal for people to feel their emotions, life always has its challenges and tragedies.

But mentally healthy people face those challenges and resolve them quickly instead of allowing them to take