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PART I : LISTENING COMPREHENSION



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PART I : LISTENING COMPREHENSION : ( 2.0 pts )
Question 1 : Listen to the passage then state whether the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE. The passage will be read twice :


  1. April Fool’s Day is only kept in Britain and the United States.

  2. April Fool’s Day was started in the beginning of the 13th century.

  3. On April Fool’s Day, people tell others false things or play jokes to make them laugh.

  4. April Fool’s Day is only played on April 1st.


Question 2 : Listen to the passage then pick out ONE best option ( A,B,C or D ) to complete each sentence. The passage will be read twice :


  1. Most people are familiar with lotus because :

    1. it is the biggest water plant.

    2. it is planted in the Botanic Gardens.

    3. it is beautiful and useful.

    4. it is planted everywhere in the countryside.

  2. The lotus flower :

    1. is always pink.

    2. may have various colours when it is cultivated.

    3. is not used in Singapore.

    4. is less valuable than its edible products.

  3. Which kind of plant has its leaves floating on top of the water ?

A. Water-lily B. Lotus

C. Both of lotus and water-lily D. none of them

4. Which kind of plant has smaller flowers and less variety of colours ?

A. Wild lotus B. Cultivated lotus

C. Cultivated water-lily D. Wild water-lily
PART II : READING COMPREHENSION : ( 6.0 pts )
Question 3 : Read the passage below then state whether the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE :

TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS

Every nation and every country has its own customs and traditions. In Britain, traditions play a more important part in the life of the people than in other countries.

Englishmen are proud of their traditions and carefully keep them up. It has been the law for about three hundred years that all the theatres are closed on Sundays. No letters are delivered, only a few Sunday papers are published.

To this day, an English family prefers a house with a garden to a flat in a modern house with central heating. English people like gardens. Sometimes the garden in front of the house is a little square covered with cement painted green in imitation of grass and a box of flowers.

Holidays are especially rich in old traditions and are different in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Christmas is a great English national holiday, and in Scotland it is not kept at all, except by clerks in banks; all the shops, mills and factories are working. But six days later, on New Year’s Eve the Scotch begin to enjoy themselves. All the shops, mills and factories are closed on New Year’s Day. People invite their friends to their houses and “ sit the Old Year out and the New Year in”. When the clock begins to strike twelves, the head of the family goes to the entrance door, opens it wide and holds it until the last stroke. Then he shuts the door. He has let the Old Year out and the New Year in. Now greetings and small presents are offered.

A new national tradition was born in Britain. Every year, a large number of ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles__ sometimes described as Old Crocks__drive from London to Brighton. “Crocks” means something or someone who is “ crocked up”__broken down and in bad condition. Englishmen keep up the old veterans. Veteran cars are those which were made before the year 1904. Some cars look very funny,some are steered by a bar, like a boat. Some cars are driven by steam-engines ( by boiling water and not by petrol ). This run from London to Brighton is a colourful demonstration. People are dressed in the clothes of those times. The cars start from Hyde Park only in the morning, the oldest cars are leading. It is not a race, and most of the cars come to Brighton, which is sixty miles from London, only in the evening. This demonstration takes place on the day of the announcement of the law in 1896 which said that a man with a red flag must walk in front of every motor-car when it moved along the streets. These were the early days of motor-cars and people were afraid of them.


  1. In Britain, traditions are very important in the life of people.

  2. Englishmen have always changed their traditions.

  3. English families prefer living in modern flats to in houses with gardens.

  4. Christmas is the biggest holiday in Scotland.

  5. People in Britain like celebrating “ sit the Old Year out and the New Year in”.

  6. A demonstration of ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles is held in England every year.

  7. This is a national race for ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles from London to Brighton.

  8. On the early days of motor-cars, drivers had to wear red clothes when driving their cars.


Question 4 : These announcements appear at some places only. Match each announcement ( 1 – 8 ) with a proper place ( A – J ) where it usually appears :


Announcements

Appearing places





  1. No smoking – Inflamable !

  2. Keep silent

  3. Keep out of reach of children

  4. For over 18 years old only

  5. No smoking – Fasten your seat belt

  6. Be aware of bears !

  7. Dangerous ! High voltage !

  8. No picture allowed






    1. In a school-yard

B. On an airplane

C. At a gas station



  1. On the fence of a military base

  2. On a box or bottle of medicine

  3. At the gate of a supermarket

  4. In a hospital

  5. On electric posts

  6. At the entrance of forest

  7. At movie or cinema halls





Question 5 : Fill in each numbered blank with ONE word chosen from the list below to complete the meaning of the passage :

Baked , single , rich , restaurants , besides , includes , leaves , they , children , favourite


BIRTHDAYS IN ENGLAND
Birthdays are celebrated with friends and family, and are usually geared towards children although adults also enjoy celebrating their birthdays. A lot of people who have young…( 1 )... no longer have birthday parties at home.Now they go to fast-food…( 2 )… like McDonald’s or Wacky Warehouse because children’s playgrounds are there. Also …( 3 )…hold them in pubs or community centers which can hold more guests.

Food served at these parties usually…( 4 )…a birthday cake, which is sometimes called “ Fortune Telling Cake” because small charms are mixed into the batter before the cake is.. .( 5 )…These little objects all have symbolic meanings. For instance, a slice of cake with a coin in it means you will be…( 6 )….Trifle, sausage rolls, cheese and pineapple on a stick, cocktail sausages and sandwiches are other…( 7 )…party foods. Today’s popular birthday gifts might be computer games like Nintendo, Sony or Sega…( 8 )…the traditional gifts of books or clothing or money.


PART III : GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY : ( 8.0 pts )
Question 6 :


  1. Pick out ONE word that has the underlined syllable pronounced differently from the others in each case :

    1. sample , sugar , sale , soil , sun

    2. stripe , comprise , violent , dormitory , websibe

    3. ache , chemistry , mechanic , christmas , champagne

    4. closed , surfed , laughed , impressed , hiked




  1. Pick out ONE word that is of different kind or part of speech from the others in each

case:

    1. painter , embroider , repairer , climber , watcher

    2. casual , baggy , design , fashion , publish

    3. crocodile , tiger , lion , fox , bear

    4. apple , orange , banana , vineyard , plumb


Question 7 : Write the verbs in the numbered brackets into its correct tense and form :
Tam is a good student in English at a Lower Secondary School in Tien giang. Three months ago, she…( 1.take part )…in an English exam for grade 9 students and …( 2.choose ) …as an excellent student…( 3.attend )…the Upper Secondary School in Singapore next school-year. The exam…( 4.organize )…in Ho Chi Minh City for more than 50 students from provinces in the South of Viet Nam. During the exam, she…( 5.have to )…do a lot of written test, listening test, and especially an oral test. An Englishman…( 6.ask )…her many questions and she answered him immediately. Her teacher at home…( 7. train )…her a lot on spoken English, however, she felt a bit excited because she…( 8. never speak )…with a foreigner before.
Question 8 : Fill in each blank in these sentences with the suitable form of the words in

brackets :




  1. Tourists are pleased with________food of the South. ( region )

  2. These films are not good for children. There are lots of_______.( violent )

  3. Her uncle is a famous_________.( linguistics )

  4. The ________monument was built in the center of the city.( impress )

  5. These works have been________for many centuries.( collection )

  6. It is very hard for us to understand his explanation. It is________( logical )

  7. The boy was very______. He saved four of his friends from the strong flood. ( encourage )

  8. Presents were divided _______to all children. One bag of toys to every child. ( equal )


Question 9 : Rewrite these sentences, beginning with the words given in such a way that they remain the same meaning as the old ones :


  1. The last time Henry smoked a cigarette was in 2005.

Henry hasn’t……….

  1. Jack is stopped by the police because he passes the speed limit.

If ………..

  1. Bill and Peter are too young to ride motor-cycles.

Bill and Peter are not………..

  1. The flood was so high that they had to live on the roofs.

It was such………..

  1. This winter is colder than the last winter.

The last winter…………

  1. People all over the country have helped the poor people in the flood region.

The poor people………

  1. It’s cold in the morning, so the children go to school in heavy clothes.

Because of………..

  1. David has read a lot of books, however, he cannot find a good solution.

Although……….
PART IV :WRITING ( 4.0 pts )
Question 10 : Write a short passage of argument ( about 100- 120 words ) to persuade your friends to go to school by bicycle. ( while some students like going to school by motor-cycle)
Question 11 : Your classmates are having a discussion on “ What should we do to protect the environment?”. Rewrite the conversation in about 15- 20 conversational exchanges.


ĐỂ SỐ 12

I. Listen. Then complete the notes: (2ms)

Our oceans are becoming extremely polluted. Most of this pollution comes from the land, which means it comes from people. Firstly, there is raw sewage, which is pumped directly into the sea. Many countries, both developed and developing, are guilty of doing this. Secondly, ships drop about 6 million tons of garbage into the sea each year. Thirdly, there are oil spills from ships. A ship has an accident and oil leaks from the vessel. This not only pollutes the water, but it also kills marine life. Next, there are waste materials from factories. Without proper regulations, factory owners let the waste run directly into the rivers, which then leads to the sea. And finally, oil is washed from the land. This can be the result of carelessness or a deliberate dumping of waste./.


HOW THE OCEAN IS POLLUTED

Firstly: ......................................................................................

Secondly: ..................................................................................

Thirsly: .....................................................................................

Next: .........................................................................................

Finally: .....................................................................................


II. Complete the text with a suitable word for each space:(2ms)

More than hundred years ago, the term “environmental pollution” (1)………………. quite strange to (2)………………….. They lived healthily, drank pure water, and breathed (3)………………….. air. Nowadays, the situation is quite different. People all over the world are worried about things that are happening to the environment. Actually it is man that is destroying the surroundings with many kinds of (4)…………………….We know that motobikes and cars emit dangerous gases that cause poisonous air and cancer, but no one wants to travel (5)………………………foot or by bike. Manufacturers know that wastes from factories make water and soil (6)…………………….., but they do not want to spend a lot of their money on treating the (7)……………………….safely. Scattering garbage is bad for our health, but no one wants to (8)…………………………time burying it. Is it worth talking a lot about pollution?


III. Give the corect form of the verbs (3ms)

1. Would you mind ………………….. me use your phone? (let)

2. Do you mind if I ………………….. the window? (close)

3. Would you like me …………………. Some tea? (make)

4. I wish all of classmates …………………….. the next exam (pass)

5. He wishes he ……………………… that programme last night (not watch)

6. They get a new house ……………………. (repair)

7. I don’t recognise her because she ……………….. a lot. (change)

8. When Mr Minh ………………… (look) out, she ………………..9 (see) the children ……………………. 10 (play) near the pool.

9. Are they used to …………………. up late? (stay)

10. A: What time is it?

B: It’s ten o’clock. It’s time he ……………………..News (watch).


IV. Read the text carefully and answer the questions: (2ms)

Tet is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar New Year. Some weeks before the New Year, the Viet Namese clean their houses and paint the walls. New clothes are bought for the occasion. One or two days before the festival, people make Banh Chung, which is the traditional cake. On the New Year’s Eve, the whole family gets together for a dinner. On the New Year morning, the young members of the family pay their respects to the elders. In return they receive lucky money wrapped in red tiny envelopes. Then people go to visit their neighbors, friends and relatives.


1. Are new clothes bought for the New Year?

2. When was Banh Chung made?

3. What is Banh Chung ?

4. What do the young members of the family do on the New Year morning ?


V. Rewrite the following sentences without changing the meaning: (4ms)

1. She said to him “I am going to leave soon”.

She told

2. They have lived here for ten years.

They started

3. It was too cold for children to go to school.

It was not

4. You are unfit because you don’t do enough execise.

If

5. At the weekend I get up later than during the week.



During the week I

6. We have to water these young trees during the dry season.

These young trees

7. It was such good milk that we couldn’t stop drinking it

The milk

8. This kitchen is different from mine

This kitchen is not
VI. Use the cues given to write the sentences which make a complete letter: (2ms)

Dear Ann,

1. I/ write/ letter/ thank/ you/ your family/ what/ receive.

2. It/ be/ most/ interesting/ time/ have/ England.

3. I/ grateful/ you/ help/ improve/ English.

4. I/ home/ yesterday evening.

5. I/ hope/ find/ suitable work /Hanoi.

6. Give/ regards/ parents and Jack.

7. Thank/ again/ you/ do.

8. I/ look/ forward/ see/ you/ Vietnam.

Yours sincerely,

Hoa.
VII. Rewrite the questions using comparative and superlatives: ( 3ms)

1. What / long / river / the world ?

2. Who / clever / girl / in your class?

3. Which / cheap / bananas or apples?





  1. What / exciting / film / you have ever seen?

5. Which / easy / Maths or History?

6. Who / old / person / your house?


VIII. Composition: (2ms)

There are some environment problems in your school. Make a speech (paragraph) about the plan to improve your school environment at the coming class discussion. (From 120 - 150 words).



ĐỂ SỐ 13


I/ LISTENING: (3 pts)

Section 1: Listen and fill in the arrival card.
Family name: ……………………………………………….

First name: ………………………………………………..

Passport number:……………………………………………

Flight number:……………………………………………….

Address: ……………………………………………………..

Length of stay: ………………………………………………



Section 2: Listen to four people being interviewed for jobs. Are these statements true or false?

* Conversation 1: a. She went to college. ……………

b. She has ever worked in a factory. ……………

* Conversation 2: a. He studied in Ireland. ……………

b. He can’t speak any foreign languages. ……………

c. He hasn’t got a job since he left school. ……………

* Conversation 3: a. She has had some experience working in a shop ………….…

b. She likes meeting people. ……………

* Conversation 4: a. He graduated in 1990. ……………

b. He worked in a hospital library in England. ……………


II/ VOCABULARY-GRAMMAR & PRONUNCIATION ( 8pts):

Section 1: Choose the word that has the underlined parts pronounced differently from the others (1pt)

1. A. photo

B. below

C. wonder

D. lotus

2. A. forest

B. resort

C. reason

D. visit

3. A. health

B. speak

C. each

D. seat

4. A. thirsty

B. guitar

C. dirty

D. listen

5. A. desk

B. garden

C. weekend

D. event


Section 2: Choose the best option A,B,C, or D to complete each of the following sentences. Circle the letter before the word or phrase you choose.:(2pts)

1. I’ll give her the message as soon as she …….. tomorrow.

A. comes back B. will come C. is coming D. has come

2. He is thought ……… in a foreign country when he was 20.

A. to work B. to have worked C. working D. has worked

3. We got our car ………yesterday.

A. wash B. to wash C. washing D. washed

4. Get me some stamps,………..?

A. have you B. will you C. do you D. don’t you

5. Some large cities have measured to ………… air pollution.

A. fight B. minimize C. cover D. grow

6. When Bill retires, he’s going to ……….. golf.

A. take after B. take off C. take down D. take up

7. He drank only ……….. water.

A. a lot of B. much C. a little D. less

8. I’d like to ………. an appointment to see the doctor.

A. do B. say C. organize D. make

9. It isn’t quite ………. that he will be present at the meeting.

A. interested B. certain C. exact D. right

10. Paper money ……….. for over a thousand years.

A. used B. is used C. has used D. has been used

11. The dentist told me -------- more careful when I brushed my teeth.

A. have been B. being C. be D. to be

12. When Lan looked in her purse she found her ring had been ......................

A. stolen B. thieved C. robbed D. broken

13. Tom can speak two languages. One is English. ........................ is French.

A. Other B. Another C. The other D. Others

14. Did you ask your father -------- some money?

A. after B. for C. in D. at

15. The children kept -------- about the clowns that they liked most of all.

A. talking B. talked C. to talk D. talk

16. I’m sorry, I forgot ________ your letter. It is still here, in my pocket.

A. post B. to post C. posting D. posted

17. If you _________ forty cigarettes a day, you would cough a lot.

A. smoke B. smoked C. would smoke D. smoking

18. Vietnamese women today often prefer to wear modern clothing at work _________ it is more convenient.

A. although B. however C. as D. moreover

19.There isn’t ………….food in the house.

A. none B. no C. some D. any

20.Hoa had made plans …….. she returned to Hanoi.

A. when B. after C. as soon as D. before

Section 3: Supply the correct form of the words in brackets. (2.5pts)

1. The gas from the chemical factory was ……………………….harmful. (EXTREME)

2. Pablo Picasso was a very ……………………….. artist. (CREATE)

3. It’s ………. ………………of motorists to drink and drive. (RESPONSIBILITY)

4. I found the whole experience absolutely………….. …………… . (EMBARRASS)

5. Since ………. ……………has been so poor the class is being closed. (ATTEND)

6. It’s hard to imagine the ……….. …………….of hand phones nowadays. (POPULAR)

7. He gets angry if you …………………….. with his idea. (AGREE)

8. Some designers have …………………. the Ao dai by printing lines of poetry on it. (MODERN)

9. Her boring essay is the ……………………. one that I have ever read. (LENGTH)

10. They are members of an international …………………………. (ORGANIZE)

Section 4: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one. Use the words or phrases given. (2.5pts)

1. He’s the best player our team has ever had. NEVER

Our team………………………………………………………………good player.

2. Mrs Scott is proud of her cooking. TAKES

Mrs Scott……………………………………………………………………………

3. It’s my opinion that you should take more exercise. WOULD

If I…………………………………………………………………………………….

4. It’s not difficult to make bread. EASY

Bread…………………………………………………………………………………..

5. I haven’t done any gardening for three months. WAS

The last…………………………………………………………………………………

6. Hoa regrets not watching that film last night. WISHES

Hoa……………………………………………………………………………………..

7. Although her leg hurt, Jill finished the race. PAIN

In spite…………………………………………………………………………………

8. There was too little time to go back home by bike. NOT

There .………………………………….........................……………………………..

9. Doing the same things every day gives me no pleasure. ENJOY

I ……………………………………………………………………………………….

10. Handicapped people find shopping in supermarkets difficult. SHOP

It …………………………………………………………………………………….

III/ READING COMPREHENSION (4pts)




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