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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 353
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. twenty-year-old
B. older than
C. looks
D. Even though
Question 2: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. so
B. would take a greater
C. in the
D. tried to make

Question 3: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. that
B. have raised
C. forced to alter
D. rapidly
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 4: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. kind and helpful
B. strict and rude
C. generous
D. sparing
Question 5: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. cut into pieces
B. turned off
C. waved goodbye to
D. sent away
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. anecdote B. altitude
C. amnesty
D. analogy
Question 7:A. insulator B. innovate
C. intimacy
D. insomnia
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 8:A. anchorage B. heritage
C. coverage
D. massage
Question 9:A. capital
B. captain
C. capable
D. cabinet
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 10: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. took his fancy
B. pulled his leg


C. had him bleed
D. displeased him
Question 11: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. easy
B. severe
C. hard
D. soft
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 12: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
B. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
C. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
D. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
Question 13: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
B. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
C. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
D. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
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 14 to 20.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.


Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.
Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had
failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 14: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. as soon as her child was feeling better.
B. because of what the doctor had said.
C. in spite of her husband's advice.
D. to visit a family member who was unwell.
Question 15: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
B. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
C. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
D. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
Question 16: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.
B. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.
C. thought that Marianne might not live.
D. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
Question 17: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
B. Marianne was not often awake.
C. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
D. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
Question 18: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. she had fallen asleep.
B. the medicine had worked.
C. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
D. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
Question 19: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. pitiful
B. very uncomfortably
C. poor
D. sorrowful
Question 20: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
B. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
C. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
D. was shocked by what she discovered.
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 21 to 26.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.
The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the


Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 21: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by an individual from a nearby city
B. by visitor donations to the national park
C. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
D. by companies investing in the area
Question 22: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. the fantastic sight below me
B. encouragement from my fellow tourists
C. my fear of heights
D. my need to write an article
Question 23: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. Improvements will be expensive.
B. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
C. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
D. The lives of local people will be at risk.
Question 24: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the mountains
B. the deep hole
C. the river
D. the edge of the cliffs
Question 25: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
B. to give them a feeling of floating
C. to make them feel safer while walking
D. to keep the walking surface clean
Question 26: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
B. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
C. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
D. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
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 27 to 33.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?
An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(27)... asked yourself whether that’s really true?
Imagine two situations: in the first, you are ...(28)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(29)...
sat down on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or
the person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(30)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more
likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(31)... other! Why? The ...(32)...
may come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically
and most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 27:A. before
B. yet
C. never
D. ever
Question 28:A. waiting
B. looking
C. standing
D. expecting
Question 29:A. later
B. after
C. yet
D. just
Question 30:A. charged
B. dishonest
C. responsible
D. wrong
Question 31:A. far
B. less
C. the
D. better
Question 32:A. you
B. one
C. an
D. each
Question 33:A. explanation B. motive
C. notice
D. example
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 34: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. permits
B. lots
C. licenses
D. receipts


Question 35: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.
A. take
B. apply
C. enroll
D. enlist
Question 36: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. if vegetation and clay
B. that vegetation and clay are
C. how vegetation and clay
D. such as vegetation and clay
Question 37: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. the transmitting
B. for transmission
C. the transmission of
D. transmits to
Question 38: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. than more four times
B. more than four times
C. is four times more than
D. four times than more
Question 39: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. they do not have
B. have no
C. not having
D. which have no
Question 40: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. which the source of
B. the source of
C. of the source is
D. that the source is
Question 41: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. engaged
B. filled
C. occupied
D. taken
Question 42: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. requested
B. ordered
C. expected
D. asked
Question 43: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. accused
B. exposed
C. revealed
D. punished
Question 44: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. consisted
B. conscious
C. composed
D. collected
Question 45: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. price
B. budget
C. account
D. income
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 46: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
B. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
C. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
D. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
Question 47: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. His carrer has got him much success so far.
B. More than ever he is successful in his career.
C. Today he’s got great success in his career.
D. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
Question 48: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
B. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
C. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
D. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 49: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor Swift? B. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
C. Why don’t you try this perfume?
D. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
Question 50: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
B. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
C. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
D. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
The End


SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề gồm có 04 trang)

ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 756
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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. massage
B. coverage
C. heritage
D. anchorage
Question 2:A. captain
B. capital
C. capable
D. cabinet
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 3: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
B. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor
Swift?
C. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
D. Why don’t you try this perfume?
Question 4: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
B. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
C. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
D. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. income
B. price
C. budget
D. account
Question 6: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. ordered
B. requested
C. expected
D. asked
Question 7: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. how vegetation and clay
B. that vegetation and clay are
C. if vegetation and clay D. such as vegetation and clay
Question 8: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. transmits to
B. the transmitting
C. for transmission
D. the transmission of
Question 9: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. composed
B. consisted
C. collected
D. conscious
Question 10: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.
A. enroll
B. enlist
C. apply
D. take
Question 11: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. is four times more than B. four times than more
C. than more four times D. more than four times
Question 12: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. not having
B. have no
C. which have no
D. they do not have
Question 13: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. accused
B. exposed
C. punished
D. revealed
Question 14: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. filled
B. taken
C. engaged
D. occupied
Question 15: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. licenses
B. lots
C. receipts
D. permits
Question 16: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. which the source of
B. that the source is
C. of the source is
D. the source of
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 17: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. waved goodbye to
B. cut into pieces
C. sent away
D. turned off
Question 18: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. sparing
B. strict and rude
C. generous
D. kind and helpful
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 19 to 24.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.


The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the
Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 19: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
B. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
C. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
D. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
Question 20: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. the fantastic sight below me
B. my fear of heights
C. encouragement from my fellow tourists
D. my need to write an article
Question 21: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
B. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
C. The lives of local people will be at risk.
D. Improvements will be expensive.
Question 22: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by visitor donations to the national park
B. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
C. by companies investing in the area
D. by an individual from a nearby city
Question 23: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to make them feel safer while walking
B. to keep the walking surface clean
C. to give them a feeling of floating
D. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
Question 24: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the edge of the cliffs B. the mountains
C. the deep hole
D. the river
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 25: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. Even though
B. twenty-year-old
C. older than
D. looks
Question 26: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. that
B. rapidly
C. forced to alter
D. have raised
Question 27: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. would take a greater B. in the
C. so
D. tried to make
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 28 to 34.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?
An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(28)... asked yourself whether that’s really true?
Imagine two situations: in the first, you are ...(29)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(30)...
sat down on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or
the person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(31)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more


likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(32)... other! Why? The ...(33)...
may come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically
and most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 28:A. yet
B. before
C. never
D. ever
Question 29:A. standing B. waiting
C. expecting
D. looking
Question 30:A. later
B. after
C. yet
D. just
Question 31:A. dishonest B. responsible
C. charged
D. wrong
Question 32:A. far
B. less
C. the
D. better
Question 33:A. each
B. you
C. one
D. an
Question 34:A. explanation B. notice
C. motive
D. example
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 35:A. insomnia B. innovate
C. insulator
D. intimacy
Question 36:A. altitude
B. anecdote
C. analogy
D. amnesty
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 37 to 43.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.
Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.
Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had
failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 37: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. sorrowful
B. poor
C. very uncomfortably
Question 38: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.

D. pitiful


B. thought that Marianne might not live.
C. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
D. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.
Question 39: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. as soon as her child was feeling better.
B. because of what the doctor had said.
C. in spite of her husband's advice.
D. to visit a family member who was unwell.
Question 40: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. the medicine had worked.
B. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
C. she had fallen asleep.
D. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
Question 41: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
B. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
C. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
D. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
Question 42: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
B. Marianne was not often awake.
C. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
D. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
Question 43: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
B. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
C. was shocked by what she discovered.
D. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
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 44: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. soft
B. easy
C. severe
D. hard
Question 45: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. displeased him
B. had him bleed
C. pulled his leg
D. took his fancy
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 46: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
B. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
C. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
D. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
Question 47: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
B. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
C. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
D. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
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 48: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
B. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
C. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
D. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
Question 49: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
B. His carrer has got him much success so far.
C. Today he’s got great success in his career.
D. More than ever he is successful in his career.
Question 50: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
B. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
C. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
D. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
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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 1:A. insomnia
B. insulator
C. innovate
D. intimacy
Question 2:A. anecdote
B. analogy
C. amnesty
D. altitude
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 3:A. anchorage B. coverage
C. heritage
D. massage
Question 4:A. cabinet
B. capital
C. captain
D. capable
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. they do not have
B. have no
C. which have no
D. not having
Question 6: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. the transmission of
B. for transmission
C. the transmitting
D. transmits to
Question 7: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. asked
B. ordered
C. requested
D. expected
Question 8: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. more than four times
B. four times than more
C. is four times more than
D. than more four times
Question 9: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. engaged
B. occupied
C. filled
D. taken
Question 10: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. such as vegetation and clay
B. if vegetation and clay
C. that vegetation and clay are
D. how vegetation and clay
Question 11: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. of the source is
B. which the source of
C. that the source is
D. the source of
Question 12: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. collected
B. composed
C. conscious
D. consisted
Question 13: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.
A. enlist
B. take
C. enroll
D. apply
Question 14: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. exposed
B. punished
C. revealed
D. accused
Question 15: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. permits
B. licenses
C. lots
D. receipts
Question 16: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. budget
B. account
C. income
D. price
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 17: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
B. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
C. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
D. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
Question 18: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
B. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
C. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
D. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
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 19: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. had him bleed
B. pulled his leg
C. displeased him
D. took his fancy
Question 20: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. easy
B. hard
C. severe
D. soft
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 21 to 27.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?


An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(21)... asked yourself whether that’s really true?
Imagine two situations: in the first, you are ...(22)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(23)...
sat down on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or
the person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(24)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more
likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(25)... other! Why? The ...(26)...
may come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically
and most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 21:A. yet
B. before
C. ever
D. never
Question 22:A. standing B. waiting
C. looking
D. expecting
Question 23:A. later
B. just
C. after
D. yet
Question 24:A. charged
B. responsible
C. dishonest
D. wrong
Question 25:A. less
B. the
C. far
D. better
Question 26:A. each
B. an
C. one
D. you
Question 27:A. example B. notice
C. motive
D. explanation
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 28: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. that
B. forced to alter
C. have raised
D. rapidly
Question 29: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. looks
B. twenty-year-old
C. Even though
D. older than
Question 30: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. tried to make
B. would take a greater
C. in the
D. so
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 31 to 36.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.
The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the
Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 31: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the deep hole
B. the mountains
C. the edge of the cliffs
D. the river
Question 32: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
B. to keep the walking surface clean


C. to give them a feeling of floating
D. to make them feel safer while walking
Question 33: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
B. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
C. The lives of local people will be at risk.
D. Improvements will be expensive.
Question 34: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. my fear of heights
B. encouragement from my fellow tourists
C. the fantastic sight below me
D. my need to write an article
Question 35: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by visitor donations to the national park
B. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
C. by an individual from a nearby city
D. by companies investing in the area
Question 36: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
B. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
C. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
D. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
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 37 to 43.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.
Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.
Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had
failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 37: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. to visit a family member who was unwell.
C. as soon as her child was feeling better.

B. in spite of her husband's advice.
D. because of what the doctor had said.


Question 38: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
B. was shocked by what she discovered.
C. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
D. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
Question 39: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
B. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.
C. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.
D. thought that Marianne might not live.
Question 40: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. very uncomfortably B. poor
C. pitiful
D. sorrowful
Question 41: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
B. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
C. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
D. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
Question 42: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. the medicine had worked.
B. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
C. she had fallen asleep.
D. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
Question 43: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
B. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
C. Marianne was not often awake.
D. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
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 44: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. Today he’s got great success in his career.
B. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
C. His carrer has got him much success so far.
D. More than ever he is successful in his career.
Question 45: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
B. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
C. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
D. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
Question 46: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
B. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
C. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
D. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 47: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
B. Why don’t you try this perfume?
C. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
D. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor Swift?
Question 48: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
B. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
C. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
D. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 49: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. turned off
B. waved goodbye to
C. sent away
D. cut into pieces
Question 50: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. generous
B. sparing
C. strict and rude
D. kind and helpful
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NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 163
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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. cabinet
B. capable
C. capital
D. captain
Question 2:A. coverage
B. anchorage
C. heritage
D. massage
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 3: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
B. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
C. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
D. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
Question 4: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
B. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
C. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
D. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
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 5:A. amnesty
B. anecdote
C. analogy
D. altitude
Question 6:A. insomnia
B. insulator
C. intimacy
D. innovate
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 7: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. kind and helpful
B. strict and rude
C. generous
D. sparing
Question 8: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. waved goodbye to
B. cut into pieces
C. turned off
D. sent away
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 9: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. displeased him
B. had him bleed
C. took his fancy
D. pulled his leg
Question 10: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. hard
B. easy
C. severe
D. soft
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 11: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. conscious
B. collected
C. composed
D. consisted
Question 12: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. taken
B. engaged
C. filled
D. occupied
Question 13: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. have no
B. they do not have
C. not having
D. which have no
Question 14: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. ordered
B. requested
C. asked
D. expected
Question 15: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. which the source of
B. that the source is
C. the source of
D. of the source is
Question 16: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. receipts
B. lots
C. licenses
D. permits
Question 17: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. for transmission
B. transmits to
C. the transmission of
D. the transmitting
Question 18: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. than more four times
B. is four times more than
C. four times than more
D. more than four times
Question 19: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. accused
B. punished
C. exposed
D. revealed
Question 20: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. that vegetation and clay are
B. such as vegetation and clay
C. how vegetation and clay
D. if vegetation and clay
Question 21: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.


A. enroll
B. take
C. apply
D. enlist
Question 22: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. income
B. account
C. price
D. budget
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 23: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
B. Why don’t you try this perfume?
C. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
D. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor
Swift?
Question 24: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
B. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
C. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
D. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
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 25 to 30.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.
The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the
Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 25: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. The lives of local people will be at risk.
B. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
C. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
D. Improvements will be expensive.
Question 26: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by an individual from a nearby city
B. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
C. by companies investing in the area
D. by visitor donations to the national park
Question 27: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
B. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
C. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
D. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
Question 28: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. the fantastic sight below me
B. my fear of heights
C. encouragement from my fellow tourists
D. my need to write an article


Question 29: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to make them feel safer while walking
B. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
C. to keep the walking surface clean
D. to give them a feeling of floating
Question 30: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the mountains
B. the edge of the cliffs
C. the river
D. the deep hole
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 31 to 37.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.
Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.
Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had
failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 31: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
B. the medicine had worked.
C. she had fallen asleep. D. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
Question 32: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
B. Marianne was not often awake.
C. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
D. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
Question 33: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. very uncomfortably B. poor
C. sorrowful
D. pitiful
Question 34: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. thought that Marianne might not live.
B. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
C. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.
D. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.


Question 35: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
B. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
C. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
D. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
Question 36: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
B. was shocked by what she discovered.
C. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
D. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
Question 37: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. in spite of her husband's advice.
B. to visit a family member who was unwell.
C. because of what the doctor had said.
D. as soon as her child was feeling better.
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 38: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. that
B. rapidly
C. forced to alter
D. have raised
Question 39: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. older than
B. twenty-year-old
C. Even though
D. looks
Question 40: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. so
B. would take a greater
C. in the
D. tried to make
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 41 to 47.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?
An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(41)... asked yourself whether that’s really true?
Imagine two situations: in the first, you are ...(42)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(43)...
sat down on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or
the person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(44)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more
likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(45)... other! Why? The ...(46)...
may come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically
and most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 41:A. ever
B. before
C. yet
D. never
Question 42:A. waiting
B. looking
C. standing
D. expecting
Question 43:A. just
B. yet
C. later
D. after
Question 44:A. charged
B. wrong
C. dishonest
D. responsible
Question 45:A. better
B. less
C. far
D. the
Question 46:A. an
B. each
C. you
D. one
Question 47:A. explanation B. notice
C. example
D. motive
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 48: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
B. More than ever he is successful in his career.
C. His carrer has got him much success so far.
D. Today he’s got great success in his career.
Question 49: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
B. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
C. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
D. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
Question 50: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
B. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
C. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
D. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
The End


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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 349
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 01 to 06.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.
The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the
Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 1: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the river
B. the deep hole
C. the edge of the cliffs
D. the mountains
Question 2: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
B. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
C. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
D. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
Question 3: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to keep the walking surface clean
B. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
C. to give them a feeling of floating
D. to make them feel safer while walking
Question 4: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. my need to write an article
B. my fear of heights
C. encouragement from my fellow tourists
D. the fantastic sight below me
Question 5: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. The lives of local people will be at risk.
B. Improvements will be expensive.
C. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
D. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
Question 6: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by visitor donations to the national park
B. by an individual from a nearby city
C. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
D. by companies investing in the area
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 7:A. anchorage B. heritage
C. massage
D. coverage
Question 8:A. cabinet
B. capable
C. capital
D. captain
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.


Question 9: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. not having
B. which have no
C. have no
D. they do not have
Question 10: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. punished
B. exposed
C. accused
D. revealed
Question 11: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. asked
B. requested
C. ordered
D. expected
Question 12: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. composed
B. conscious
C. consisted
D. collected
Question 13: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. than more four times B. more than four times
C. four times than more D. is four times more than
Question 14: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. the transmitting
B. for transmission
C. the transmission of
D. transmits to
Question 15: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. budget
B. price
C. account
D. income
Question 16: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. how vegetation and clay
B. such as vegetation and clay
C. that vegetation and clay are
D. if vegetation and clay
Question 17: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. engaged
B. taken
C. filled
D. occupied
Question 18: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. licenses
B. permits
C. lots
D. receipts
Question 19: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. that the source is
B. which the source of
C. the source of
D. of the source is
Question 20: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.
A. enlist
B. enroll
C. take
D. apply
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 21: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. forced to alter
B. that
C. have raised
D. rapidly
Question 22: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. twenty-year-old
B. Even though
C. looks
D. older than
Question 23: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. in the
B. tried to make
C. so
D. would take a greater
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 24: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. easy
B. soft
C. severe
D. hard
Question 25: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. had him bleed
B. took his fancy
C. displeased him
D. pulled his leg
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 26: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor Swift? B. Why don’t you try this perfume?
C. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
D. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
Question 27: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
B. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
C. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
D. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
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 28 to 34.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?
An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(28)... asked yourself whether that’s really true?
Imagine two situations: in the first, you are ...(29)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(30)...
sat down on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or
the person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(31)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more
likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(32)... other! Why? The ...(33)...


may come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically
and most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 28:A. before
B. never
C. ever
D. yet
Question 29:A. waiting
B. standing
C. looking
D. expecting
Question 30:A. later
B. after
C. just
D. yet
Question 31:A. dishonest B. wrong
C. charged
D. responsible
Question 32:A. better
B. far
C. less
D. the
Question 33:A. you
B. each
C. one
D. an
Question 34:A. notice
B. example
C. explanation
D. motive
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 35:A. innovate
B. intimacy
C. insomnia
D. insulator
Question 36:A. analogy
B. anecdote
C. amnesty
D. altitude
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 37: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. More than ever he is successful in his career.
B. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
C. His carrer has got him much success so far.
D. Today he’s got great success in his career.
Question 38: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
B. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
C. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
D. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
Question 39: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
B. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
C. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
D. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 40: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. waved goodbye to
B. sent away
C. cut into pieces
D. turned off
Question 41: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. strict and rude
B. kind and helpful
C. generous
D. sparing
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.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.
Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.


Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had
failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 42: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. she had fallen asleep.
B. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
C. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
D. the medicine had worked.
Question 43: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. poor
B. sorrowful
C. very uncomfortably
D. pitiful
Question 44: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. as soon as her child was feeling better.
B. because of what the doctor had said.
C. to visit a family member who was unwell.
D. in spite of her husband's advice.
Question 45: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
B. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
C. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
D. was shocked by what she discovered.
Question 46: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
B. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
C. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
D. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
Question 47: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.
B. thought that Marianne might not live.
C. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
D. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.
Question 48: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. Marianne was not often awake.
B. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
C. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
D. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
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 49: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
B. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
C. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
D. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
Question 50: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
B. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
C. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
D. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
The End


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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 237
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 1:A. insulator
B. insomnia
C. intimacy
D. innovate
Question 2:A. amnesty
B. altitude
C. anecdote
D. analogy
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 03 to 09.
HOW POLITE ARE THE BRITISH?
An old stereotype suggests that the British are polite, but have you ...(3)... asked yourself whether that’s really true? Imagine
two situations: in the first, you are ...(4)... for a bus, when someone walks into you; in the second, you have ...(5)... sat down
on the Tube, when the person next to you stands on your foot as they are getting up. Who should say sorry - you, or the
person who made the mistake? In most countries, it would be the person ...(6)... for the mistake. However, it’s (.....) more
likely in the UK that both you and the person who made the mistake would apologise to ...(7)... other! Why? The ...(8)... may
come from a recent survey in a national newspaper which found that people tend to use the word ‘sorry’ automatically and
most admit to never meaning it at all. Perhaps the British are not as polite as we might think after all!
Question 3:A. yet
B. ever
C. before
D. never
Question 4:A. waiting
B. looking
C. expecting
D. standing
Question 5:A. just
B. yet
C. after
D. later
Question 6:A. charged
B. dishonest
C. wrong
D. responsible
Question 7:A. less
B. far
C. the
D. better
Question 8:A. an
B. you
C. each
D. one
Question 9:A. example
B. explanation
C. notice
D. motive
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 10: Using my iPad is not allowed until I finish my homework.
A. Not before I have finished my homework am I permitted to use my iPad.
B. My parents do not let me use my iPad until I finish my homework.
C. I am not allowed to use my iPad after I have finished my homework.
D. Not until do I finish my homework that using my iPad is allowed..
Question 11: He has had a lot of success in his career to date.
A. His career has been greatly successful up to now.
B. His carrer has got him much success so far.
C. More than ever he is successful in his career.
D. Today he’s got great success in his career.
Question 12: Music festivals are popular and they usually occur in the summer.
A. The music festivals which are popular usually happen in summer.
B. What usually takes place in summer are music popular festivals.
C. Music festivals, which usually take place in the summer, are popular.
D. What is often popular in summer are the music festivals.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 13: The janitor ran out and saw off the boys who had been damaging the fence.
A. waved goodbye to
B. cut into pieces
C. sent away
D. turned off
Question 14: He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
A. generous
B. strict and rude
C. sparing
D. kind and helpful
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 15: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work.
A. soft
B. severe
C. hard
D. easy
Question 16: Her thoughtless remark cut him to the quick.
A. pulled his leg
B. had him bleed
C. displeased him
D. took his fancy
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 17 to 22.
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS!
It's a magnificent, breathtaking piece of architecture, and we're standing on it. A group of us are 1,220 metres above the
bottom of the Grand Canyon, looking down into the abyss from a viewing platform called the Skywalk. Far below us, the
Colorado River flows m ajestically along the bottom of the gorge. The granite-grey rock is marked with green, brown, red and
purple colours. I am terrified of heights. Only the incredible view gives me the courage to walk to the end of the Skywalk;
that and also the fact that my editor asked me to write this article.


The new $30 million Skywalk was designed by architect Mark Johnson. It’s said to be one of the modern wonders of the
world, and it’s certainly a remarkable structure in every way. It can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 planes, cope
with winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour, and survive an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, while it was being constructed, the
Skywalk rested on the top of the canyon and was only moved into its final position after it had been built. The glass platform
extends 21 metres out over the Grand Canyon and can hold 120 people at any one time. Visitors have to wear special covers
over their shoes to avoid scratching the glass beneath their feet and, as you look down, you feel as though you are floating
over the canyon.
We have been told it’s safe, but still we feel quite alarmed knowing that there’s only 10 centimetres of glass beneath us. The
Skywalk is situated at Eagle Point, about 190 kilometres east of Las Vegas, in an area which is part of the Hualapai Indian
Reservation. The money to build the Skywalk, however, did not come from a government initiative. It was actually raised by
Las Vegas businessman David Jin. It was then given to the Hualapai tribe in exchange for a percentage of the profits, and the
profits are predicted to be very high indeed. Visitors pay anything from $150 and up for a guided tour, but often that includes
the fee they pay for entering the national park. In addition to going on the Skywalk, you can also choose to go on a tour of the
national park. These vary tremendously in price, but the most expensive involves a helicopter ride through the gorge and a
boat trip along the Colorado River.
In truth, the money is very important for the Hualapai. Of the 2,000 people in the tribe, more than a third live in poverty, and
there is high unemployment. The Hualapai get most of their income from tourism, but although the Grand Canyon is visited
by four million paying visitors every year, the Hualapai Reservation will have been visited by only about 300,000 by the end
of this year. Now things are set to change and tourists to Las Vegas are being encouraged to visit the area. However, there are
fears among the Hualapai that the site will be overdeveloped. Some opponents say that not enough is being done to protect
the environment. But the work goes on. The runway at the tiny Grand Canyon West airport has been extended and other
attractions are being planned. There is also a brand-new terminal building, plus a gift shop. At the Skywalk itself, there’s a
visitor centre and a café, as well as a new Indian Village displaying traditional homes and customs of the Hualapai and other
Native American tribes. As I think about the difficulties the Hualapai face and I look out at
the gorgeous landscape before me, I ask myself a question: does such a construction belong in the setting of the Grand
Canyon? It might be thought by some that it’s wrong to interrupt a natural landscape with concrete buildings and glass and
steel, but everybody on my tour agrees that the views are worth it.
Question 17: What point is the writer making when talking about the changes made to the area?
A. Jobs will be created for outsiders.
B. The lives of local people will be at risk.
C. The Hualapai will benefit financially.
D. Improvements will be expensive.
Question 18: How was the Skywalk financed?
A. by visitor donations to the national park
B. by tourists visiting the Hualapai Reservation
C. by an individual from a nearby city
D. by companies investing in the area
Question 19: Why do visitors have to cover their footwear?
A. to avoid damaging the delicate floor
B. to give them a feeling of floating
C. to keep the walking surface clean
D. to make them feel safer while walking
Question 20: What does 'that' in line 4 refer to?
A. my fear of heights
B. my need to write an article
C. encouragement from my fellow tourists
D. the fantastic sight below me
Question 21: What conclusion does the writer come to in the final paragraph?
A. He doubts whether visitors will appreciate the improvements.
B. He wonders if the Skywalk is right for the area.
C. He feels the new buildings add to the beauty of the area.
D. He is convinced of the benefits of tourism to the area.
Question 22: What does 'the abyss' in line 2 mean?
A. the edge of the cliffs B. the mountains
C. the deep hole
D. the river
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 23: Strangely enough, more and more people rushed to buy gold. The price was reported to have been falling.
A. I found in a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold for its price was falling.
B. It was quite strange that more and more people rushed to buy gold while its price was reported to have been falling.
C. There is a strange report that more and more people rushed to buy gold as its price was falling.
D. More and more people rushed to buy gold because its price was reported to have been strangely falling.
Question 24: I forgot to send roses on her birthday. I apologised to her for it.
A. I was sorry for not to have sent her roses on birthday.
B. I apologised for not sending roses to her on her birthday.
C. Not having sent her roses on her birthday was my excuse.
D. I apologised to her for not having sent her roses on her birthday.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 25: ~ A: “.................” ~ B: “Not to my taste. I often get scared watching that stuff.”
A. You really don’t like Diana Ross?
B. Why don’t you try this perfume?
C. You aren’t fond of those films, I think.
D. Have you bought the new album “Reputation” by Taylor Swift?


Question 26: ~ A: “What do you think of this city?” ~ B: “......................”
A. I like it, but I sometimes feel a bit homesick.
B. Classes start at 7 and I never miss one.
C. Not too bad, but I can’t find it on the menu.
D. I live far from it. Often taking 50 minutes to reach home.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 27: The committee was......of members of the union.
A. conscious
B. composed
C. consisted
D. collected
Question 28: The dormitories maybe......in undergraduate summer courses
A. taken
B. occupied
C. engaged
D. filled
Question 29: Prehistoric people made paints by grinding colored materials......into powder and adding water.
A. how vegetation and clay
B. if vegetation and clay
C. that vegetation and clay are
D. such as vegetation and clay
Question 30: All students are welcome to….on the day before classes start.
A. apply
B. take
C. enroll
D. enlist
Question 31: The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil,......the
vegetable’s strong taste.
A. that the source is
B. which the source of
C. the source of
D. of the source is
Question 32: Library books may be renewed if they haven’t been......by someone else.
A. ordered
B. asked
C. requested
D. expected
Question 33: Only those with parking......are allowed to park in this area.
A. lots
B. receipts
C. licenses
D. permits
Question 34: The child was not......for breaking the window. He was let off with a warning.
A. revealed
B. punished
C. exposed
D. accused
Question 35: The Louisiana Territory, an area......the size of France, was bought by the United States from France for
$15,000,000 in 1803.
A. than more four times
B. more than four times
C. four times than more
D. is four times more than
Question 36: Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in the air, ......colour or odour.
A. not having
B. they do not have
C. have no
D. which have no
Question 37: The concept of television, ......images over distances, had intrigued scientists even before the invention of
moving pictures or radio.
A. transmits to
B. the transmitting
C. the transmission of
D. for transmission
Question 38: The company cannot afford to buy new machinery this year because they are on a fixed......
A. income
B. price
C. account
D. budget
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 39 to 45.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Two delightful evening walks in thick wet grass had given Marianne a violent cold. She felt heavy and feverish, with pains
all over her body, but at first refused all medicines, saying that a good night’s rest was all that she needed.
The next day, however, she was worse, unable to do anything except lie miserably on a sofa, and after another restless,
feverish night, Elinor was very ready to send for the Palmers’ doctor. After examining his patient, he said that she was
suffering from an infection, and would recover in a few days. But the word 'infection' greatly alarmed Mrs Palmer, who feared
that her baby might catch it, and she persuaded her husband to take her and the child to stay with a near relation, until there
was no further danger of illness at Cleveland. Mrs Jennings kindly insisted on staying with the Dashwoods, as she felt
responsible for the young ladies in their mother’s absence, and Colonel Brandon also offered to stay, in case a gentleman’s
help was needed. Poor Marianne now felt really ill, and extremely miserable, as their return to Barton would have to be
considerably delayed.
Several days passed, and Marianne’s condition remained the same. The doctor came every day, talking each time of a
speedy recovery, and Elinor was just as hopeful. In her letters home, she had not told her mother of the seriousness of
Marianne’s illness, and now congratulated herself on not alarming Mrs Dashwood unnecessarily. But that evening, Marianne
became restless again, and Elinor stayed beside her bed, watching her turning feverishly from side to side.
Suddenly Marianne sat up and cried wildly, 'Is mama coming?'
'Not yet,' replied Elinor, hiding her terror, and helping her sister lie down again. 'It is a long way from Barton.'
'But she must come soon!’ cried Marianne desperately.'
'I shall never see her again if she does not come soon!'
Elinor was so alarmed that she sent for the doctor at once, and decided to send a messenger to Barton to fetch her mother.
She spoke immediately to Colonel Brandon, who, although greatly depressed and fearing the worst, was ready to help in any
way, and offered to drive to Barton himself. How grateful Elinor was for the comfort of such a friend as the colonel at that
moment! Not a second was lost in delay of any kind, and the colonel drove off into the night, leaving Elinor to watch over her
sister.
Both sisters suffered greatly during that night, Marianne in her sleepless pain and fever, and Elinor in cruel anxiety that her
mother would arrive too late to see her dead child alive. When the doctor came, he had to confess that his medicines had


failed, and that the infection was stronger than ever. Elinor was calm, except when she thought of her mother, but she was
almost without hope. She stayed by her sister’s bed all morning, her thoughts confused and sorrowful.
But at midday, she began to see signs of the fever going down. Cautiously, she told herself not to hope, but soon it seemed
almost certain, and on the doctor’s next visit, he was able to congratulate her on Marianne’s slow but sure recovery. Mrs
Jennings showed her delight by talking and laughing without stopping, but Elinor’s feelings were of a different kind. Her
relief and happiness were strong, but silent. That evening Marianne fell into a quiet, comfortable sleep, and Elinor knew that
at last she was out of danger.
Her thoughts now began to turn to her mother’s arrival, which was expected at any moment. Mrs Jennings persuaded her to
leave Marianne’s bedside for a few minutes to drink some tea, but Elinor soon returned, to sit by her sleeping sister and wait
for the travellers from Barton.
The night was cold and stormy, but as long as Marianne slept peacefully, Elinor did not mind the beating of the rain on the
windows, or the noise of the wind blowing around the house. At eight o’clock she heard a carriage drive up to the front door.
Knowing what her poor mother must be feeling, Elinor found it impossible to be calm, and hurried downstairs. She rushed
into the sitting-room and saw - Willoughby.
With a look of horror, she stepped backwards, and was about to leave the room, when he said rapidly, 'Miss Dashwood, I
beg you to stay. I have something I must tell you.'
[Adapted from “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” by Jane Austen]

Question 39: What worried Elinor most about her sister's illness?
A. She could not decide on the best thing to do.
B. Marianne was not often awake.
C. Her mother might not arrive soon enough.
D. She did not think that the doctor was reliable.
Question 40: The phrase fearing the worst (line 20) suggests that Colonel Brandon.....
A. believed that Mrs Dashwood would not be able to come.
B. was afraid that the journey to Barton would take too long.
C. thought that Marianne might not live.
D. felt more upset about the situation than Elinor.
Question 41: Mrs Palmer decided to leave her home.....
A. as soon as her child was feeling better.
B. because of what the doctor had said.
C. to visit a family member who was unwell.
D. in spite of her husband's advice.
Question 42: From the third paragraph we understand that.....
A. Marianne did not want to see her mother.
B. Elinor was pleased that her mother didn't know about Marianne's illness.
C. Elinor believed her sister would soon get better.
D. Marianne was improving due to the doctor's treatment.
Question 43: Elinor was not sure that Marianne would recover until.....
A. the medicine had worked.
B. she had spoken to Mrs Jennings.
C. she had fallen asleep.
D. the doctor had reported his conclusions.
Question 44: After entering the sitting room, Elinor.....
A. felt sorry that she had contacted her mother.
B. was shocked by what she discovered.
C. wished she had not left Marianne so quickly.
D. was keen to hear what the visitor wanted to say.
Question 45: The word “miserably” (line 3) is closest in meaning to.....
A. poor
B. very uncomfortably
C. sorrowful
D. pitiful
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 46: Even though she looks very young, she is twice older than my twenty-year-old sister.
A. Even though
B. twenty-year-old
C. looks
D. older than
Question 47: The teacher tried to make the classes enjoyable experiences for the students so they would take a greater
interest in the subject.
A. so
B. would take a greater
C. in the
D. tried to make
Question 48: Food prices have raised so rapidly in the last few months that some families have been forced to alter their
eating habits.
A. rapidly
B. forced to alter
C. have raised
D. that
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 49:A. anchorage B. massage
C. coverage
D. heritage
Question 50:A. captain
B. capital
C. cabinet
D. capable
The End



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