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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2016- 2017
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 153
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
Mã Phách ……….

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.
Question 1:A. physics
B. reserve
C. hesitate
D. basic
Question 2:A. defeated
B. finished
C. developed
D. looked

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.
Question 3: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
B. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
C. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
D. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
Question 4: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
B. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
C. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
D. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.
Question 5: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.
D. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
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.
Question 6: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. that
B. explore
C. is
D. out
Question 7: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. attending
B. at
C. students
D. are
Question 8: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. on
B. making
C. control
D. successful
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 9: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. helpful
B. clever

C. studious
D. practical
Question 10: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. help
B. employ
C. make
D. allow
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 11: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. I’d love it.
B. Don’t mention it.
C. That’s nice of you to say so.
D. I couldn’t agree more.
Question 12: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. It’s alright.
B. It’s nonsense.
C. You shouldn’t do that.
D. You are welcome.
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.
Question 13:A. determine
B. furniture
C. departure
D. endanger
Question 14:A. forget
B. bamboo
C. channel
D. deserve
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 15: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.


A. witnessed
B. have witnessed
C. witness
D. are witnessing
Question 16: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. up with
B. in for
C. down on
D. out of
Question 17: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. equal
B. legal
C. various
D. suitable
Question 18: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. an
B. some
C. the
D. a
Question 19: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. to be graduated
B. to have graduated
C. being graduated
D. having graduated
Question 20: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. there were how many students
B. how many students there were
C. how many students were there
D. were there how many students
Question 21: They are always......of what their children do.
A. support
B. supporting
C. supportive
D. supportively
Question 22: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. most and most
B. more and more
C. the more and the more
D. the most and the most
Question 23: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. by
B. from
C. on
D. in
Question 24: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. shake
B. hold
C. join
D. lend
Question 25: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. trying out
B. putting on
C. turning up
D. looking after
Question 26: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. lost
B. kept
C. had
D. took
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.
Question 27: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. small
B. sudden
C. big
D. gradual
Question 28: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. relaxed about
B. busy with
C. interested in
D. free from
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.
Question 29: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
B. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
D. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
Question 30: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
B. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
C. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
D. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
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 31 to 35.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(31)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(32)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(33)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(34)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(35)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 31:A. But
B. Because
C. For
D. While
Question 32:A. looking
B. linking
C. searching
D. connecting
Question 33:A. selection B. selectively
C. selective
D. select
Question 34:A. get
B. come
C. do
D. make
Question 35:A. structures B. materials
C. sources
D. systems


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 36 to 42.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 36: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its face
B. On its tail
C. On its head
D. On its back
Question 37: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. warmer waters
B. guides
C. holes
D. the whales
Question 38: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. skin and head
B. size and head
C. tail and skin
D. tail and blubber
Question 39: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very small
B. very fat
C. very deep
D. very ugly
Question 40: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
B. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
C. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
D. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
Question 41: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
B. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
C. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
D. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
Question 42: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......
A. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
B. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years
C. they live in family groups and travel in groups
D. they do not desert the ill or injured members
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 43 to 50.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and


a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 43: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. a tool of virtual communication
B. a kind of school
C. an innovation in technology
D. a type of accommodation
Question 44: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. resources
B. students at 42
C. software engineers
D. projects
Question 45: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. respectable
B. infamous
C. memorable
D. incompetent
Question 46: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
B. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
C. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
D. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
Question 47: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of giving feedback
B. the skills of searching for information
C. the skills of teamwork and debating
D. the skills of software programming
Question 48: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a job that a French software engineer always does
B. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
C. a free resource available on the Internet
D. a help that students at 42 get for their work
Question 49: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a design
B. a certificate
C. a degree
D. a project
Question 50: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
B. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
C. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
D. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies


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Mark(s)

ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2016- 2017
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 365
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
Mã Phách ……….

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.
Question 1: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. sudden
B. gradual
C. small
D. big
Question 2: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. relaxed about
B. busy with
C. interested in
D. free from
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 3: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. studious
B. practical
C. clever
D. helpful
Question 4: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. help
B. employ
C. allow
D. make
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.
Question 5: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. out
B. that
C. is
D. explore
Question 6: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. students
B. are
C. attending
D. at
Question 7: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. control
B. successful
C. on
D. making
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 8: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.
A. witness
B. witnessed
C. have witnessed
D. are witnessing
Question 9: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. trying out
B. putting on
C. looking after
D. turning up
Question 10: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. the more and the more B. the most and the most
C. most and most
D. more and more
Question 11: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. to have graduated
B. to be graduated
C. having graduated
D. being graduated
Question 12: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. hold
B. join
C. shake
D. lend
Question 13: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. some
Question 14: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. how many students there were
B. were there how many students
C. how many students were there
D. there were how many students
Question 15: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. from
B. by
C. in
D. on
Question 16: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. various
B. equal
C. legal
D. suitable
Question 17: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. kept
B. had
C. took
D. lost
Question 18: They are always......of what their children do.
A. supportively
B. supporting
C. supportive
D. support
Question 19: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. out of
B. down on
C. up with
D. in for
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 20: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.


~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. You shouldn’t do that. B. It’s nonsense.
C. It’s alright.
D. You are welcome.
Question 21: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. I couldn’t agree more.
B. That’s nice of you to say so.
C. Don’t mention it.
D. I’d love it.
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 22 to 26.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(22)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(23)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(24)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(25)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(26)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 22:A. While
B. Because
C. But
D. For
Question 23:A. connecting B. linking
C. searching
D. looking
Question 24:A. select
B. selectively
C. selection
D. selective
Question 25:A. do
B. get
C. come
D. make
Question 26:A. structures B. systems
C. sources
D. materials
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 27 to 33.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 27: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very ugly
B. very deep
C. very fat
D. very small
Question 28: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. size and head
B. tail and skin
C. skin and head
D. tail and blubber
Question 29: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. warmer waters
B. guides
C. holes
D. the whales
Question 30: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
B. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
C. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
D. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
Question 31: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
B. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
C. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
D. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
Question 32: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its back
B. On its tail
C. On its face
D. On its head
Question 33: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......


A. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years
B. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
C. they live in family groups and travel in groups
D. they do not desert the ill or injured members
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.
Question 34: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.
B. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
C. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
D. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
Question 35: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
D. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.
Question 36: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
B. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
C. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
D. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
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.
Question 37:A. basic
B. reserve
C. physics
D. hesitate
Question 38:A. developed B. finished
C. looked
D. defeated
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.
Question 39: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
B. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
C. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
D. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
Question 40: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
B. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
C. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
D. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
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.
Question 41:A. endanger B. departure
C. furniture
D. determine
Question 42:A. forget
B. bamboo
C. deserve
D. channel
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 43 to 50.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and


a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 43: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of searching for information
B. the skills of teamwork and debating
C. the skills of software programming
D. the skills of giving feedback
Question 44: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a job that a French software engineer always does
B. a free resource available on the Internet
C. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
D. a help that students at 42 get for their work
Question 45: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. incompetent
B. memorable
C. infamous
D. respectable
Question 46: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. an innovation in technology
B. a tool of virtual communication
C. a type of accommodation
D. a kind of school
Question 47: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a degree
B. a design
C. a certificate
D. a project
Question 48: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. students at 42
B. software engineers
C. projects
D. resources
Question 49: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
B. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
C. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
D. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
Question 50: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
B. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
C. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
D. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods


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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2016- 2017
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 632
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
Mã Phách ……….

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.
Question 1: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. explore
B. out
C. that
D. is
Question 2: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. making
B. control
C. on
D. successful
Question 3: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. are
B. students
C. at
D. attending
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 4: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. by
B. from
C. on
D. in
Question 5: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. shake
B. join
C. lend
D. hold
Question 6: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. more and more
B. the more and the more
C. most and most
D. the most and the most
Question 7: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.
A. have witnessed
B. witnessed
C. witness
D. are witnessing
Question 8: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. were there how many students
B. how many students there were
C. there were how many students
D. how many students were there
Question 9: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. equal
B. suitable
C. legal
D. various
Question 10: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. lost
B. had
C. took
D. kept
Question 11: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. trying out
B. looking after
C. putting on
D. turning up
Question 12: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. the
B. an
C. some
D. a
Question 13: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. having graduated
B. being graduated
C. to have graduated
D. to be graduated
Question 14: They are always......of what their children do.
A. supportively
B. support
C. supportive
D. supporting
Question 15: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. out of
B. up with
C. down on
D. in for
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.
Question 16: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
B. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
C. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.
D. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
Question 17: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
B. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
C. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
D. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
Question 18: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.


D. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
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.
Question 19:A. deserve
B. bamboo
C. channel
D. forget
Question 20:A. furniture B. departure
C. determine
D. endanger
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 21: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. It’s nonsense.
B. You are welcome.
C. It’s alright.
D. You shouldn’t do that.
Question 22: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. Don’t mention it.
B. That’s nice of you to say so.
C. I’d love it.
D. I couldn’t agree more.
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 23 to 30.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and
a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 23: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of searching for information
B. the skills of software programming
C. the skills of giving feedback
D. the skills of teamwork and debating
Question 24: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. resources
B. software engineers
C. students at 42
D. projects
Question 25: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a help that students at 42 get for their work
B. a free resource available on the Internet
C. a job that a French software engineer always does
D. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
Question 26: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a degree
B. a certificate
C. a design
D. a project
Question 27: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
B. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
C. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
D. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
Question 28: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. an innovation in technology
B. a tool of virtual communication


C. a type of accommodation
D. a kind of school
Question 29: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. memorable
B. incompetent
C. infamous
D. respectable
Question 30: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
B. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
C. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
D. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
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.
Question 31: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. busy with
B. interested in
C. relaxed about
D. free from
Question 32: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. gradual
B. sudden
C. big
D. small
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 33 to 37.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(33)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(34)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(35)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(36)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(37)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 33:A. But
B. For
C. While
D. Because
Question 34:A. linking
B. searching
C. connecting
D. looking
Question 35:A. selection B. selectively
C. selective
D. select
Question 36:A. do
B. get
C. make
D. come
Question 37:A. materials B. systems
C. structures
D. sources
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.
Question 38: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
B. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
C. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
D. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
Question 39: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
B. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
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.
Question 40:A. basic
B. physics
C. reserve
D. hesitate
Question 41:A. developed B. looked
C. finished
D. defeated
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 42 to 48.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that


require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 42: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. size and head
B. skin and head
C. tail and blubber
D. tail and skin
Question 43: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
B. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
C. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
D. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
Question 44: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very small
B. very fat
C. very ugly
D. very deep
Question 45: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. guides
B. warmer waters
C. holes
D. the whales
Question 46: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......
A. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years
B. they live in family groups and travel in groups
C. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
D. they do not desert the ill or injured members
Question 47: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its back
B. On its face
C. On its head
D. On its tail
Question 48: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
B. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
C. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
D. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 49: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. employ
B. allow
C. help
D. make
Question 50: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. studious
B. clever
C. helpful
D. practical


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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
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Mark(s)

ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2016- 2017
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 355
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
Mã Phách ……….

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 01 to 05.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(1)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(2)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(3)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(4)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(5)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 1:A. For
B. But
C. Because
D. While
Question 2:A. connecting B. searching
C. looking
D. linking
Question 3:A. selectively B. selective
C. selection
D. select
Question 4:A. do
B. make
C. come
D. get
Question 5:A. structures B. systems
C. sources
D. materials
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.
Question 6:A. departure
B. endanger
C. determine
D. furniture
Question 7:A. channel
B. forget
C. bamboo
D. deserve
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.
Question 8: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. attending
B. at
C. are
D. students
Question 9: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. control
B. on
C. successful
D. making
Question 10: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. explore
B. out
C. is
D. that
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.
Question 11: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
B. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
Question 12: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
B. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
C. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
D. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 13: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. You shouldn’t do that. B. It’s alright.
C. You are welcome.
D. It’s nonsense.
Question 14: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. That’s nice of you to say so.
B. Don’t mention it.
C. I couldn’t agree more.
D. I’d love it.


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.
Question 15: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
B. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.
C. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
D. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
Question 16: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
D. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
Question 17: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
B. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
C. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
D. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
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.
Question 18: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. relaxed about
B. interested in
C. busy with
D. free from
Question 19: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. small
B. sudden
C. gradual
D. big
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 20: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. kept
B. had
C. lost
D. took
Question 21: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. by
B. in
C. on
D. from
Question 22: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. how many students there were
B. there were how many students
C. how many students were there
D. were there how many students
Question 23: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. various
B. suitable
C. legal
D. equal
Question 24: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. hold
B. shake
C. join
D. lend
Question 25: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. the
B. some
C. an
D. a
Question 26: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.
A. are witnessing
B. witness
C. have witnessed
D. witnessed
Question 27: They are always......of what their children do.
A. support
B. supporting
C. supportively
D. supportive
Question 28: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. turning up
B. trying out
C. putting on
D. looking after
Question 29: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. the most and the most B. the more and the more
C. more and more
D. most and most
Question 30: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. being graduated
B. to have graduated
C. to be graduated
D. having graduated
Question 31: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. down on
B. in for
C. out of
D. up with
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 32 to 38.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.


When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 32: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its tail
B. On its face
C. On its head
D. On its back
Question 33: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. skin and head
B. tail and blubber
C. size and head
D. tail and skin
Question 34: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very deep
B. very fat
C. very small
D. very ugly
Question 35: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
B. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
C. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
D. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
Question 36: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. the whales
B. guides
C. warmer waters
D. holes
Question 37: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
B. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
C. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
D. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
Question 38: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......
A. they live in family groups and travel in groups
B. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
C. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years
D. they do not desert the ill or injured members
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.
Question 39:A. hesitate
B. physics
C. basic
D. reserve
Question 40:A. looked
B. finished
C. developed
D. defeated
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 41: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. studious
B. practical
C. clever
D. helpful
Question 42: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. help
B. make
C. allow
D. employ
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 43 to 50.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and


a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 43: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
B. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
C. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
D. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
Question 44: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. students at 42
B. projects
C. resources
D. software engineers
Question 45: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of software programming
B. the skills of teamwork and debating
C. the skills of searching for information
D. the skills of giving feedback
Question 46: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a job that a French software engineer always does
B. a free resource available on the Internet
C. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
D. a help that students at 42 get for their work
Question 47: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. a kind of school
B. a type of accommodation
C. a tool of virtual communication
D. an innovation in technology
Question 48: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
B. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
C. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
D. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
Question 49: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a design
B. a degree
C. a project
D. a certificate
Question 50: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. incompetent
B. respectable
C. infamous
D. memorable


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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 1: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. shake
B. join
C. hold
D. lend
Question 2: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. some
B. an
C. the
D. a
Question 3: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. equal
B. various
C. suitable
D. legal
Question 4: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. putting on
B. turning up
C. trying out
D. looking after
Question 5: They are always......of what their children do.
A. supportively
B. support
C. supportive
D. supporting
Question 6: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. had
B. took
C. lost
D. kept
Question 7: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.
A. are witnessing
B. witnessed
C. have witnessed
D. witness
Question 8: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. out of
B. down on
C. in for
D. up with
Question 9: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. on
B. from
C. in
D. by
Question 10: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. how many students were there
B. there were how many students
C. were there how many students
D. how many students there were
Question 11: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. to have graduated
B. to be graduated
C. having graduated
D. being graduated
Question 12: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. the most and the most B. the more and the more
C. most and most
D. more and more
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.
Question 13: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
B. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
C. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
D. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
Question 14: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
B. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
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.
Question 15: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. successful
B. control
C. making
D. on
Question 16: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. is
B. out
C. that
D. that
Question 17: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. students
B. attending
C. at
D. are
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.
Question 18:A. reserve
B. physics
C. hesitate
D. basic
Question 19:A. finished
B. developed
C. looked
D. defeated


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 20: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. You are welcome.
B. It’s nonsense.
C. It’s alright.
D. You shouldn’t do that.
Question 21: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. I’d love it.
B. That’s nice of you to say so.
C. I couldn’t agree more.
D. Don’t mention it.
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.
Question 22: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. busy with
B. relaxed about
C. free from
D. interested in
Question 23: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. sudden
B. big
C. small
D. gradual
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 24: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. allow
B. make
C. help
D. employ
Question 25: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. helpful
B. studious
C. practical
D. clever
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 26 to 32.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 26: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its head
B. On its back
C. On its tail
D. On its face
Question 27: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very fat
B. very small
C. very deep
D. very ugly
Question 28: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
B. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
C. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
D. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
Question 29: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
B. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
C. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
D. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
Question 30: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. guides
B. the whales
C. warmer waters
D. holes
Question 31: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. tail and blubber
B. tail and skin
C. skin and head
D. size and head
Question 32: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......
A. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
B. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years


C. they live in family groups and travel in groups
D. they do not desert the ill or injured members
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 33 to 40.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and
a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 33: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of software programming
B. the skills of searching for information
C. the skills of teamwork and debating
D. the skills of giving feedback
Question 34: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
B. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
C. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
D. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
Question 35: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. infamous
B. incompetent
C. memorable
D. respectable
Question 36: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a design
B. a certificate
C. a project
D. a degree
Question 37: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. an innovation in technology
B. a tool of virtual communication
C. a kind of school
D. a type of accommodation
Question 38: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
B. a help that students at 42 get for their work
C. a job that a French software engineer always does
D. a free resource available on the Internet
Question 39: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. resources
B. students at 42
C. projects
D. software engineers
Question 40: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
B. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
C. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
D. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
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.
Question 41: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.


B. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
C. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
D. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
Question 42: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
B. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
C. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
D. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
Question 43: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
D. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.
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 44 to 48.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(44)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(45)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(46)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(47)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(48)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 44:A. But
B. While
C. Because
D. For
Question 45:A. linking
B. looking
C. connecting
D. searching
Question 46:A. select
B. selection
C. selective
D. selectively
Question 47:A. do
B. get
C. come
D. make
Question 48:A. structures B. sources
C. systems
D. materials
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.
Question 49:A. furniture B. departure
C. endanger
D. determine
Question 50:A. channel
B. deserve
C. forget
D. bamboo


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Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
Mã Phách ……….

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.
Question 1:A. reserve
B. hesitate
C. basic
D. physics
Question 2:A. finished
B. looked
C. developed
D. defeated
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 3: Garvin is......a new computer application to see whether it works.
A. trying out
B. turning up
C. looking after
D. putting on
Question 4: Her fiancé is said......from Harvard University five years ago.
A. being graduated
B. to have graduated
C. to be graduated
D. having graduated
Question 5: Air pollution is getting......serious in big cities in the world.
A. more and more
B. the most and the most
C. most and most
D. the more and the more
Question 6: Ms Brown asked me......in my class.
A. there were how many students
B. how many students were there
C. how many students there were
D. were there how many students
Question 7: The manager......his temper with the employees and shouted at them.
A. lost
B. kept
C. had
D. took
Question 8: Many rare and precious species are now......the verge of extinction.
A. from
B. on
C. by
D. in
Question 9: All nations should......hands to work out a plan to solve the problem of global warming.
A. shake
B. hold
C. lend
D. join
Question 10: Women in some parts of the world are still struggling for......job opportunities to men.
A. various
B. legal
C. equal
D. suitable
Question 11: They are always......of what their children do.
A. supportively
B. supportive
C. supporting
D. support
Question 12: Housewives find it easier to do domestic chores thanks to......invention of labour-saving devices.
A. an
B. a
C. some
D. the
Question 13: For the last 20 years, we......significant changes in the world of science and technology.
A. witnessed
B. have witnessed
C. are witnessing
D. witness
Question 14: Terry is a very imaginative boy. He always comes......interesting ideas.
A. down on
B. out of
C. up with
D. in for
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.
Question 15: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. successful
B. control
C. making
D. on
Question 16: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. is
B. out
C. that
D. that
Question 17: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. students
B. attending
C. at
D. are
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.
Question 18:A. endanger B. furniture
C. departure
D. determine
Question 19:A. bamboo B. channel
C. forget
D. deserve
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.
Question 20: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
B. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
C. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
D. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
Question 21: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.


A. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
B. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
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.
Question 22: Sorry, I can’t come to your party. I am snowed under with work at the moment.
A. free from
B. relaxed about
C. interested in
D. busy with
Question 23: Basically, everything is the same; however, there may be some minor changes to the schedule.
A. sudden
B. big
C. gradual
D. small
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 24 to 28.
The Internet has truly transformed how students do their homework. ...(24)... homework today still means spending time in the
library, it’s for a different reason. Rather than using books for research, students today are ...(25)... to the Internet to download
enormous amounts of data available online.
In the past, students were limited to their school’s ...(26)... of books. In many cases, they got to the school library and found out
that someone had already taken the books they needed. Nowadays, such inconvenience can be avoided since the Internet never
runs out of information. Students, however, do have to ...(27)... sure that the information they find online is true. Teachers have
also benefited from the homework which is done on the Internet. They do not need to carry students’ papers around with them
any more. This is because online ...(28)... allow students to electronically upload their homework for their teachers to read and
mark. Of course, this also means that students can no longer use the excuse that the dog ate their homework!
(Adapted from "Gold Pre-first Exam Maximizer," by H. Chilton & L. Edwards, 2013, Harlow: Pearson)
Question 24:A. Because
B. But
C. While
D. For
Question 25:A. connecting B. linking
C. searching
D. looking
Question 26:A. selection B. selective
C. select
D. selectively
Question 27:A. do
B. get
C. come
D. make
Question 28:A. structures B. materials
C. systems
D. sources
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in
each of the following questions.
Question 29: My sister is a very diligent student. She works very hard at every subject.
A. practical
B. clever
C. helpful
D. studious
Question 30: The student service centre will try their best to assist students in finding a suitable part-time job.
A. help
B. allow
C. employ
D. make
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.
Question 31: The candidate was offered the job because of his excellent answers.
A. The job was offered to the candidate although he couldn’t answer the questions.
B. Because it was such a good job, the candidate tried to answer the questions excellently.
C. If it hadn’t been for the candidate’s excellent answers, he couldn’t have got the job.
D. The candidate answered the questions so excellently that he might get the job.
Question 32: "Why don’t we go out for dinner tonight?" said Jim.
A. Jim refused to go out for dinner that night.
B. Jim denied going out for dinner that night.
C. Jim suggested going out for dinner that night.
D. Jim promised to go out for dinner that night.
Question 33: I really believe my letter came as a great surprise to John.
A. John must be very surprised to receive my letter.
B. John must have been very surprised to receive my letter.
C. John might have been very surprised to receive my letter.
D. John might be very surprised to receive my letter.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 34: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. Don’t mention it.
B. I couldn’t agree more.
C. That’s nice of you to say so.
D. I’d love it.
Question 35: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. It’s nonsense.
B. It’s alright.
C. You shouldn’t do that.
D. You are welcome.


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 36 to 42.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to
breathe through. Volunteers from all over soon turned up to help these creatures. They cut holes in the ice to provide more
breathing holes for the whales. These holes would also serve as guides for the whales so that they could swim to warmer waters.
(Adapted from http://www.englishdaily626.com?reading.comprehension)
Question 36: Whales can move easily in water thanks to their.......
A. tail and skin
B. skin and head
C. size and head
D. tail and blubber
Question 37: Which of the following best describes the main idea of this passage?
A. Whales as the largest, gentlest but vulnerable creatures
B. Whales as the only animals to live in warm water
C. Successful attempts to rescue whales all over the world
D. Some remarkable similarities of whales to humans
Question 38: The word "tiny" in paragraph 3 probably means.......
A. very fat
B. very ugly
C. very small
D. very deep
Question 39: According to paragraph 2, the author mentions all of the following to show that whales "are more similar to
humans" EXCEPT.......
A. they do not desert the ill or injured members
B. they do not migrate from cooler to warmer waters
C. the young stay with their parents for almost fifteen years
D. they live in family groups and travel in groups
Question 40: Where is the whale’s breathing hole located?
A. On its head
B. On its face
C. On its back
D. On its tail
Question 41: The word "they" in paragraph 3 refers to.......
A. warmer waters
B. guides
C. holes
D. the whales
Question 42: According to the passage, why was the frozen ice on the sea surface a danger to whales?
A. Because the water was too cold for them as they were warm-blooded.
B. Because they couldn’t swim in icy cold water.
C. Because they couldn’t eat when the weather was too cold.
D. Because whales couldn’t breathe without sufficient oxygen.
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 43 to 50.
It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy. 42 was founded by French technology billionaire Xavier Niel, whose backing means there are no tuition fees and
accommodation is free. Mr Niel and his co-founders come from the world of technology and start-ups, and they are trying to do
to education what Facebook did to communication and Airbnb to accommodation.
Students at 42 are given a choice of projects that they might be set in a job as a software engineer - perhaps to design a website
or a computer game. They complete a project using resources freely available on the Internet and by seeking help from their
fellow students, who work alongside them in a large open-plan room full of computers. Another student will then be randomly
assigned to mark their work.
The founders claim this method of learning makes up for shortcomings in the traditional education system, which they say
encourages students to be passive recipients of knowledge. "Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search
for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways." Like in computer games, the students are asked to
design and they go up a level by completing a project. They graduate when they reach level 21, which usually takes three to five
years. And at the end, there is a certificate but no formal degree. Recent graduates are now working at companies including IBM,
Amazon, and Tesla, as well as starting their own firms.
"The feedback we have had from employers is that our graduates are more apt to go off and find out information for
themselves, rather than asking their supervisors what to do next," says Brittany Bir, chief operating officer of 42 in California and


a graduate of its sister school in Paris. Ms Bir says 42's graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend
their ideas - an important skill in the "real world" of work.
"This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills,"
she says.
But could 42's model of teacherless learning work in mainstream universities? Brittany Bir admits 42's methods do not suit all
students. "It suits individuals who are very disciplined and self-motivated, and who are not scared by having the freedom to work
at their own pace," she says.
(Adapted from http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37694248)
Question 43: According to the passage, 42 is.......
A. a kind of school
B. a tool of virtual communication
C. a type of accommodation
D. an innovation in technology
Question 44: The word "notorious" in paragraph 5 can be best replaced by.......
A. infamous
B. memorable
C. respectable
D. incompetent
Question 45: The author mentions "to design a website or a computer game" in paragraph 2 to illustrate.......
A. a help that students at 42 get for their work
B. a job that a French software engineer always does
C. a choice of assignment that students at 42 have to complete
D. a free resource available on the Internet
Question 46: It can be inferred from the passage that.......
A. all 42’s graduates are employed by world leading technology companies
B. 42 is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities
C. 42’s students have to handle the task assigned without any assistance
D. 42 adopts project-based and problem-solving learning methods
Question 47: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. It normally takes 42’s students at least five years to complete their course.
B. The students of 42 are required to play computer games during their course.
C. 42’s peer-to-peer approach promotes active learning and working.
D. The founders of 42 share the idea of providing free service on Facebook.
Question 48: The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to.......
A. projects
B. software engineers
C. students at 42
D. resources
Question 49: According to Ms Bir, 42’s graduates will be able to improve.......
A. the skills of giving feedback
B. the skills of teamwork and debating
C. the skills of software programming
D. the skills of searching for information
Question 50: What do 42’s graduates receive on completion of their course?
A. a project
B. a design
C. a certificate
D. a degree


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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.
Question 1:A. basic
B. physics
C. hesitate
D. reserve
Question 2:A. defeated
B. finished
C. developed
D. looked
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.
Question 3:A. channel
B. forget
C. bamboo
D. deserve
Question 4:A. furniture
B. endanger
C. departure
D. determine
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.
Question 5: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the
interviewer.
A. successful
B. control
C. making
D. on
Question 6: Scuba diving is usually carried out in the ocean in that people can explore the underwater world.
A. is
B. out
C. that
D. that
Question 7: The number of students attending English courses at our university are increasing.
A. students
B. attending
C. at
D. are
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.
Question 8: Our flight was delayed. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
A. Although our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
B. We decided to spend time at the duty-free shops in case our flight was delayed.
C. As our flight was delayed, we decided to spend time at the duty-free shops.
D. We have been spending time at the duty-free shops since our flight was delayed.
Question 9: I didn’t pay attention to the teacher. I failed to understand the lesson.
A. Although I paid attention to the teacher, I failed to understand the lesson.
B. Unless I failed to understand the lesson, I would pay attention to the teacher.
C. I would have understood the lesson if I had paid attention to the teacher.
D. I would have understood the lesson if I had failed to pay attention to the teacher.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following
exchanges.
Question 10: Susan accidentally stepped on Denise’s foot.
~ Susan: "Oops! I’m sorry, Denise." ~ Denise: "......"
A. It’s alright.
B. You shouldn’t do that.
C. It’s nonsense.
D. You are welcome.
Question 11: Hana and Jenifer are talking about a book they have just read.
~ Hana: "The book is really interesting and educational." ~ Jenifer: "......"
A. Don’t mention it.
B. I’d love it.
C. That’s nice of you to say so.
D. I couldn’t agree more.
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 12 to 18.
Whales are the largest animals in the world, and the gentlest creatures we know. Although the whale is very huge, it is not
hindered at all by its size when it is in the water. Whales have tails that end like flippers. With just a gentle flick, it can propel
itself forward. The skin of a whale is so smooth that it does not create any friction that can slow the whale down. A whale’s
breathing hole is located on the top of its head, so it can breathe without having to completely push its head out of the water.
Whales are protected from the cold seawater by body fat that is called blubber.
Whales live in the ocean but, in terms of behaviours, they are more similar to humans than fish. They live in family groups
and they even travel in groups when they have to migrate from cooler to warmer waters. The young stay with their parents for as
long as fifteen years. Whales are known not to desert the ill or injured members; instead, they cradle them.
When whales are in danger, there are people who go to great lengths to help them. One such case occurred in 1988, when three
young whales were trapped in the sea. It was close to winter and the sea had begun to freeze over. Whales are mammals that
require oxygen from the air, so the frozen ice was a great danger to them. All they had then was a tiny hole in the ice for them to


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