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Paper 1

READING COMPREHENSION

 

SECTION A

Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.

1) They can’t …. their son’s rudeness any longer.

A. release B. ignore C. torment D. suffer

2) The Russians have …. in controlling urban growth.

A. managed B. attempted C. succeeded D. achieved

3) The fellow laughed silently to himself at the trick he had ….

A. caused B. played C. perfomed D. made

4) The robbers ….. the cash and escaped in a stolen car.

A. seized B. captured C. emerged D. ceased

5) She gave me some ….. advice. I’ll certainly follow it.

A. false B. mean C. deep D. sound

6) Most world languages have contributed some words to English at some time, and the process is now being …..

A. opposited B. reversed C. contrast D. contrary

7) I felt most …. when they made me sit at a little table at the back.

A. confusing B. shameful C. insulted D. headache

8) He has a big farm and a modem car       …. a villa in France.

A. without speaking C. as well
B. in addition with D. not to mention

9) The ….. population of Ho Chi Minh City is about 8 million.

A. presence B. nowadays C. steady D. current

10) Every step …. to improve the living conditions in these slums only attracts more migrants.

A. taken B. held C. marching D. moving

11) The lecture series …… naturally into three parts.

A. consist B. divide C. falls D. is composed of

12) The construction of the modern airport is ….

A. being progress B. working out C. in plan D. under way

13) Three of those we invited to the party didn’t ….

A. set off B. see off C. show up D. stay up

14) Henry is the boy …. I know is dependable.

A. who B. whom C. why D. when

15) It was at Ba Dinh Square …. President Ho read the Declaration of Independence.

A. where B. which C. when D. that

16) If I …. to your dinner party last night, I would be very tired now.

A. would go B. would have gone C. had gone D. went

17) Is it necessary that I ….. here tomorrow ?

A. were B. am being C. be D. would be

18) Where …. all this moring? It’s nearly midday.

A. have you been B. were you C. were you being D. are you

19) He was lucky when he fell off the ladder. He …. himself.

A. had hurt B. should have hurt C. must have hurt D. could have hurt

20) One person ….. seven in the world speaks perfect English.

A. from B. within C. for among D. out of

SECTION B

Read the following passage carefully, then choose the best answer to each question.

As far back as 700 B.C. man has talked about children being cared for by wolves. Romulus and Remus, the legendary twin founders of Rome, were supposed to have been cared for by wolves. It is believed that when a she-wolf loses her litter, she seeks a human child to take its place.

This seemingly preposterous idea did not become credible until the late nineteenth century when a French doctor actually found a naked ten-year-old boy wandering in the woods. He did not walk erect, could not speak intelligibly, nor could he relate to people. He only growled and stared at them. Finally the doctor won the boy’s confidence and began to work with him. After many long years of devoted and patient instruction, the doctor was able to get the boy to clothe and feed himself, recognizing and utter a number of words, as well as write letters and form words.

21) It is believed that the founders of Rome were …..

A. the wolves cared for by people.
B. a she-wolf and her litter.
C. two brothers looked after by wolves.
D. Romulus and Remus, two legendary wolves.

22) The doctor found the boy …..

A. cutting wood
B. growling at him
C. walking in a forest
D. sleeping in the woods

23) The doctor was able to work with the boy because the latter …..

A. was very intelligent
B. trusted him
C. was very confident
D. was devoted and patient

24) Which of the following statements is not true?

A. The French doctor succeeded in domesticating the boy.
B. The French doctor was very devoted and patient.
C. That children were cared for by wolves was believed in the late nineteenth century.
D. The boy looked like a she-wolf when the doctor found him.

25) In the passage the word PREPOSTEROUS most nearly means …..

A. contrary to common sense.
B. based on natural things.
C. more than what is expected.
D. without imagination.

Paper 2

WRITING

SECTION A

USE OF ENGLISH

A/ Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only ONE word in each space.

When I was sixteen I left school and (26) …. to work in a butcher’s shop. The manager was a young man, only a few years (27) …. than me, and he was very ambitious. Also, he was a little dishonest. When a customer asked for (28) ….. steak, he would sell them poor-quality beef.

He used to do this to young housewives, (29) ….. if the meat was tough, blamed (30) ….. for not cooking it properly. Sometimes he did not give the correct change and the customer did not notice.

One day (31) …. before Christmas, we decided to (32) …. early because we had sold all our meat, except for one small turkey. As I was (33) ….. to lock the door, a woman rushed in and said that she really had to have ten-pound turkey. The manager (34) ….. to sell her the small one we had left. “It’s too small”, she said. The manager said he (35) ….. get another one and went to the back of the shop with the turkey. I knew we did not have any (36) ….. so I followed him to see (37) ….. he was going to do. He pulled and stretched the turkey to make it (38) ….. bigger and then went back and said. “Here you are, madam. Here is a (39) ….. one.”

“Yes”, she said, “but not (40) ….. bigger. I’ll take both of them.”

B/ GUIDED SENTENCE BUILDING

Build a comple sentence with the given words.

 

41) I / angry / myself / make / such / stupid / mistake.

……………………………………………………….

42) we / spend / least / weeks / do / experiment / next.

……………………………………………………….

43) advantage / live / alone / that / you / do / what / like.

……………………………………………………….

44) there / panic / people / realise / building / be / fire.

……………………………………………………….

45) accident / my fault / so / to pay / damage.

……………………………………………………….

46) some / the / leaders / seventy / reach / peak / careers.

……………………………………………………….

47) soon / as / sister / see / mouse / jump / chair.

……………………………………………………….

48) Browns / leave / London / New York / by / end / this month.

……………………………………………………….

49) results / investigation / publish / newspapers / as / possible.

……………………………………………………….

50) I / just / finish / read / book / human civilizations.

……………………………………………………….

C/ Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed above it.

51) I advise you to put your money in the bank.

You’d ……………………………

52) The heavy rain made it impossible for us to have our picnic.

We were unable ………………….

53) Roses can’t possibly grow in such poor ground.

It is impossible …………………..

54) We shouldn’t be impolite to our parents in any circumstance.

In ………………………………..

55) All didn’t begin to read until be was eight.

It wasn’t until ……………………   

 

SECTION B

COMPOSITION

Write a composition from 150 to 180 words on this topic:

The advantages and disadvantages of living in the city.