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1. A. delicate B. certificate C. educate D. undergraduate

2. A. treatment B. great C. scene D. teenage

3. A. ghost B. logical C. cotton D. comic

4. A. luxurious B. supervisor C. investigate D. convenient

5. A. reduction B. popular C. financial D. romantic

6. What people ____ Benetton store is that the quality is always high?

A. very much like B. very like about C like about D. like it a lot

7. The doctor will not give the patient the test results______ tomorrow.

A. on B. from C. until D. at

8. We should do anything _____ to overcome the difficulty we are now facing

A. imagining B. imaginable C. imaginative D. imaginary

9. I like my company because I have many very _____ co-workers to help me with my work.

A. dependent B. dependably C. depending D. dependable

10. You must always be ______ . Lies will always be discovered in the end.

A. true B. trusted C. truthful D. truly

11. He turned on the TV, _____ I thought was rather surprising.

A. and B. so that C. which D. otherwise

12. I _____ to him because he phoned me shortly afterwards.

A. needn’t have written B. didn’t need to write C. can’t have written D. must have written

13. _____ rich people are, they always seem anxious to make more money.

A. Although B. However C. Because D. Whatever

14. The duty of the police is the _____ of law and order.

A. maintenance B. conservation C. preservation D. occupation

15. By 2020 the entire railway network_____

A. will be modernize

B. will be modernized

C. will have been modernized

D. would be modernized

16. “Do you mind if I smoke?” “_______”

A. I’d not rather you do B. I’d rather you won’t C. I’d rather you don’t D. I’d rather you didn’t

17. ______ with the size of the whole earth, the highest mountains do not seem high at all.

A. If you compare B. Compare them D. When compared D. Comparing

18. The Cuu Long is a river whose name comes from the Vietnamese words ____ “the nine dragons”.

A. means B. meaning C. that meaning D. are meant

19. Since the 1970s, riding motorcycles ____ in Vietnam.

A. becomes increasingly widespread B. becomes increasingly widely spread.

C. has become increasingly widespread D. has increased and become spread widely

20. He wishes his wife ____ so much about the neighbors all the time.

A. will not talk B. wouldn’t talk C. hadn’t talked D. doesn’t talk

21. I have to ____ at the airport two hours before departure.

A. check up B. set down C. sign on D. check in

22. They have ____ of helpers even when they are in need.

A. a great quantity B. a large number C. a large amount D. great number

23. Had they arrived at the sale early, they ____ a better selection.

A. would have found B. had found C. would find D. must have found

24. Everyone thought that Jim ____.

A. would come later B. later would come C. will come later D. will have come later

25. He is wondering ____ a doctor.

A. whether or not seeing B. whether to see or not C. if he sees or not to see D. whether or not to see

26. He was not a scientist, ____ an artist.

A. also he was no B. nor was he C. he was not either D. neither was he

27. ____ this dictionary, I have no Japanese books.

A. Beside B. In addition C. Apart from D. Moreover

28. _”Do you feel like going out for a walk?” “_____”

A. Yes, please B. Yes, I like C. Yes, I feel too D. Sounds great.

29. We are always ____ with each other

A. in the least B. on good terms C. by and large D. by coincidence

30. He doesn’t have much time, but he goes swimming ______

A. once in a while B. on a frequent basis C. on a large scale D. once more

Water is the giver, and at the same time, the taker of life. It (31) ___ most of the surface of the planet
we live on and features (32) ____ in the development of the human race. On present predictions, it is an
element that is set (33) ____ even greater significance.

Throughout history, water has had a huge (34) _____ on our lives. Humankind has always had a
rather ambiguous relationship with water (35) _____ receiving enormous benefit from it, not just as a
drinking (36)____, but as a provider of food and a means to travel and to trade. On the other hand, (37)
____ man is forced to live close to water in order to survive and develop, the relationship has not always
been very peaceful or beneficial. In fact, it has been quite the (38) _____. What has essentially been a
necessity for survival has (39) _____ in many instances to have a very destructive and life (40) ______

31 A. hides B. fills C. covers D. blocks

32 A. large B. high C. great D. gigantic

33 A. assume B. take C. get D. mean

34 A. dependence B. contact C. impact D. clash

35 A. In fact B. On the one hand C. All in all D. In addition

36 A. resource B. root C. origin D. source

37 A. although B. since C. in case D. so that

38 A. contrary B. fact C. same D. reason

39 A. broken out B. set up C. turned out D. carried out

40 A. threat B. threatening C. threatened D. threat’s

Some people are always starting an argument. They often have very little information on the
(41) _____, but this doesn’t (42)_____ . They have strong beliefs, anyway. There’s no point in debating
with people like this because you can never resolve anything.

But with other people a difference of opinion can start an extremely interesting (43) _____. Each
person tries to explain his point of (44) _____, but he listens to other arguments, too. This type of
conflict becomes an exchange of idea (45) ______ a quarrel. Whether or not their differences are
reconciled, each person learns something from the (46) ______.

In New England and in some other parts of the United States, citizens of the town meet and talk
(47) _____ all local problems. The people are sometimes in (48) _____ with each other, and there may
be some arguments. Each side will try to (49)_____ others that its outlook is the best. But frequently the
two sides are not really far apart in their views, and this kind of public discussion helps to (50) ____ their
differences. This is a healthy situation.

41 A. subject B. title C. thing D. object

42 A. mind B. count C. concern D. matter

43 A. expression B. discussion C. conference D. meeting

44 A. opinion B. mind C. thought D. view

45 A. instead of B. in spite of C. apart from D. but for

46 A. way B. change C. experience D. statement

47 A. for B. over C. at D. with

48 A. agreement B. disagreement C. disapproval D. comfort

49 A. hold B. persuade C. discourage D. influence

50 A. cover B. settle C. answer D. clear

After 1785, the production of children’s books in the United States increased but remained
largely reprints of British books, often those published by John Newbery, the first publisher to produce
books aimed primarily at diverting a child audience. Ultimately, however, it was not the cheerful,
commercial-mind Newhery, but Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth who had the strongest influence on
this period of American children’s literature. The eighteenth century had seen a gradual shift away from
the spiritual intensity of earlier American religious writings for children, toward a more generalized

Newbery notwithstanding, Americans still looked on children’s books as vehicles for instruction,
not amusement, though they would accept a moderate amount of fictional entertainment for the sake
of more successful instruction. As the children’s book market expanded, then, what both public and
publishers wanted was the kind of fiction Maria Edgeworth wrote: stories interesting enough to attract
children and morally instructive enough to allay adult distrust of fiction.

American reaction against imported books for children set in after the War of 1812 with the
British. A wave of nationalism permeated everything, and the self-conscious new nation found foreign
writings (particularly those from the British monarchy) unsuitable for the children of a democratic
republic, a slate of self-governing, equal citizens. Publishers of children’s books began to encourage
American writers to write for American children. When they responded, the pattern established by
Maria Edgeworth was at hand, attractive to most of them for both its rationalism and its high moral
tone. Early in the 1820’s, stories of willful children learning to obey, of careless children learning to take
care, of selfish children learning to “tire for others,” started to flow from American presses, successfully
achieving Edgeworth’s tone, though rarely her lively style. Imitative as they were, these early American
stories were quite distinguishable from their British counterparts. Few servants appeared in them, and if
class distinctions had by no means disappeared, there was much democratic insistence on the
worthiness of every level of birth and work. The characters of children in this fiction were serious,
conscientious, self-reflective, and independent – testimony to the continuing influence of the earlier
American moralistic tradition in children’s books.

51 What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The career of Maria Edgeworth as an author of children’s books

B. The development of children’s literature in the United States

C. Successful publishers of children’s books in Britain and North America

D. Basic differences between British and American literature for children

52 The publisher John Newbery is principally known for which of the following reasons?

A. He produced and sold books written by Maria Edgeworth.

B. He had more influence on American children’s literature than any other publisher

C. He published books aimed amusing children rather than instructing them

D. He was commercially minded and cheerful

53. The word “notwithstand” in line 7 is closest in meaning to

A in spite of B in addition to C as a result of D as a part of

54. The word “they” in line 8 refers to

A children B Americans C books D vehicles

55. The word “allay” in line 10 is closest in meaning to

A clarify B attack C reduce D confirm

56. It can be inferred from the passage that American children’s books sold before 1785 were almost

A written by Maria Edgeworth B attractive and interesting to children

C written by American authors D intended only for religious and moral instruction

57. By the end of the eighteenth century, the publishers of children’s looks in the United States were
most concerned about which of following?

A Attracting children with entertaining stories that provided lessons of correct behavior

B Publishing literature consisting of exciting stories that would appeal to both children and adults

C Expanding markets for books in both Britain and the United States

D Reprinting fictional books from earlier in the century

58. The word “permeated” in line 13 is closest in meaning to

A opposed B improved C competed with D spread through

59. According to the passage, American children’s stories differed from their British equivalents in that
the characters in American stories were

A children who showed a change of behavior B children who were well-behaved

C rarely servants D generally not from a variety of social classes

60. The word “testimony to” in line 22 is closest in meaning to

A inspiration for B evidence of C requirement for D development of

Probably the most famous film commenting on twentieth-century technology is Modern Times,
made in 1936 Charlie Chaplin was motivated to make the film by a reporter who, while interviewing
him, happened to describe working conditions in industrial Detroit Chaplin was told that healthy young
farm boys were lured to the city to work on automotive assembly lines. Within four or five years, these
young men’s healthy was destroyed by the stress of work in the factories.

The film opens with a shot of a mass of sheep making their way down a crowded ramp. Abruptly
the scene shifts to a scene of factory workers jostling one another on their way to a factory. However
the rather bitter not of criticism in the implied comparison is not sustained. It is replaced by a gentler
note of satire. Chaplin prefers to entertain rather than lecture.

Scenes of factory interiors account for only about one third of the footage of Modern Times, but
they contain some of the most pointed social commentary as well as the most comic situations. No one
who has seen the film can ever forget Chaplin vainly trying to keep pace with the fast-moving conveyors
belt, almost losing his mind in the process. Another popular scene involves an automatic feeding
machine brought to the assembly line so that workers need not interrupt their labor to eat. The feeding
machine malfunctions, hurling foot at Chaplin who is strapped into his position on the assembly line and
cannot escape. This serves to illustrate people’s utter helplessness in the face of machines that are
meant to serve their basic needs.

Clearly, Modern Times has its faults, but it remains the best film treating technology within a
social context. It does not offer a radical social message, but it does accurately reflect the sentiments of
many who feel they are victims of an over-mechanized world.

61. The author’s main purpose in writing this passage is to_____.

A criticize the factory system of the 1930s B analyze an important film

C explain Chaplin’s style of acting D discuss how the film reveals the benefits of technology

62. According to the passage, Chaplin got the idea for the film Modern Times from _____.

A newspaper article B conversation with a reporter

C job he had once held D scene in a movie

63. The word “Abruptly” in line 5 is closest in meaning to ______.

A suddenly B mysteriously C finally D predictably

64. It can be inferred from the passage that two thirds of the film Modern Times ______.

A is extremely unforgettable B takes place outside a factory

C is more critical than the other third D entertains the audience more than the other third

65. Which of the following could best replace the phrase “losing his mind” in line 10?

A. getting fired B doing his job C going insane D falling behind

66. The word “this” in line 13 refers to which of the following?

A the machine B the food C the assembly line D the scene

67. According to the passage, the purpose of the scene involving the feeding machine is to show people’s ____

A ingenuity B adaptability C helplessness D independence

68. The word “utter” in line 13 is closest in meaning to which of the following?

A notable B complete C regrettable D necessary

69. The author would probably use all of the following words to describe the film Modern Times EXCEPT____

A revolutionary B entertaining C memorable D satirical

70. What can we infer about the working conditions in factories in 1930s?

A they were comfortable B They were stressful C They were helpless D They were backward

71. “I’d rather be on the beach than be in class.”, said Mike

A Mike said he liked the beach and his class

B Mike preferred to be on the beach rather than in class

C Mike wanted to be both on the beach and in class

D Mike would be better to be on the beach than in class

72. “Take a seat and I’ll make you a cup of coffee.” said Peter

A Peter invited me to drink coffee on a chair

B Peter asked me to sit down and to make a cup of coffee

C Peter asked me to be seated and offered me a cup of coffee

D Peter brought me a seat and made me a cup of coffee

73. Nadal defeated Federer, which was not a surprise to anyone.

A. No-one was not surprised to see Nadal defeat Federer

B It was not surprising to see Nadal defeated Federer

C It came as no surprise to see Nadal defeat Federer

D Doubtlessly, Nadal would defeat Federer

74. Such is the pollution of the environment that we have to do something about it

A we have to do something about the pollution of the environment

B We have to do nothing about the pollution of the environment

C it’s a need for the environment to be unpolluted

D We should have the environment protected from pollution

75. It may cost you more, so you should bring a lot of money with you

A Bringing a lot of money with you in case it costs you more

B Should you bring a lot of money with you in case it costs you more

C Bring a lot of money with you in case it will cost you more

D Bring a lot of money with you in case it costs you more

76. Our hotel division will be sending representatives up and down the coast to find for possible acquistions.


77. Should you to experience technical difficulties, our repair division will be happy to help you.


78. Unless salaries are not raised, many employees will consider looking for work elsewhere.


79. Each of the new accounts were examined for missing or incorrect information.


80. It is important that she completes the proposed out line in this application before submitting it for consideration.


81. Alike oxygen, which is chemically changed by our bodies into carbon dioxide, nitrogen is merely


exhaled back into the air

82. Rattlesnakes feed only on warm-blood animals; the eastern diamond-back, for instance, feed almost


exclusively on cottontail rabbits.


83. The Mississippi Delta have been growing and moving south for many millions of years.


84. Hunger depends of the bloods’ concentration of glucose, a kind of sugar.


85. The first official use of the title ‘The United States of America’ occurred in Declaration of


Independence in 1776.