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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 184

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
 

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 1 to 10.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (1)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (2)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (3)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (4)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (5)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (6)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (7)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (8)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (9)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (10)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 1: A. cleans out B. picks up C. carries out D. holds up
Question 2: A. still B. such C. even D. though
Question 3: A. borders B. topside C. backside D. hillsides
Question 4: A. large B. little C. few D. much
Question 5: A. hold B. back C. stay D. store
Question 6: A. help B. aid C. assist D. facilitate
Question 7: A. strongly B. thickly C. thinly D. scarcely
Question 8: A. melted B. melting C. building D. formed
Question 9: A. Although B. Till C. As D. Until
Question 10: A. After B. During C. Among D. In

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 11 to 20.

It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.

Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 11: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. young learners are usually lazy in their class
B. teachers should give young learners less homework
C. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning
D. parents should encourage young learners to study more

Question 12: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they cannot learn as well as younger learners
B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
C. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged
D. they get more impatient with their teachers

Question 13: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. For beginners

B. First and foremost

C. At the starting point

D. At the beginning

Question 14: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to have more time to learn

B. to be able to learn more quickly

C. to feel learning more enjoyable

D. to get on better with the tutor

Question 15: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
B. impatient because of having nothing to do
C. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be
D. staying alive and becoming more active

Question 16: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. have the things you have long desired

B. achieve your aim with hard work

C. arrive at an intended place with difficulty

D. receive a school or college degree

Question 17: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
B. young people usually feel less patient than adults
C. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people
D. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners

Question 18: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
B. have become more patient than younger learners
C. are less worried about learning than younger learners
D. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners

Question 19: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
B. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger
C. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger
D. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger

Question 20: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To show how fast adult learning is.

B. To describe adult learning methods.

C. To encourage adult learning.

D. To explain reasons for learning.

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 30.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 21: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness.

B. Originality, freshness, and astonishment.

C. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness.

D. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism.

Question 22: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. political propaganda in wartime

B. amusing people all the time

C. educating ordinary people

D. spreading Western ideas

Question 23: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. styles

B. values

C. purposes

D. nationalities

Question 24: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. an educational purpose

B. a piece of art

C. a funny element

D. a propaganda campaign

Question 25: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people
B. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
C. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
D. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons

Question 26: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
B. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
C. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda
D. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People

Question 27: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world
B. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world
C. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world
D. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings

Question 28: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture
B. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons
C. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons
D. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East

Question 29: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
B. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.
C. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
D. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.

Question 30: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
B. Language barriers restricted cartoons.
C. Cartoons can serve various purposes.
D. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Question 31: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of the SEA region.
A B C D

Question 32: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the 2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
A B C D

Question 33: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B

C D
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Question 34: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D

Question 35: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 36: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. he must know about B. that everyone know
C. we knew D. that he knew

Question 37: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. was rising B. rises C. rose D. has risen

Question 38: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any country else B. any countries else
C. any other countries D. any another country

Question 39: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. not leaving B. won’t leave C. not to leave D. don’t leave
Question 40: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. has walked B. walking C. walked D. to walk
Question 41: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. That B. Because C. When D. Whether
Question 42: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. is B. were C. was D. have been

Question 43: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. rainy B. foggy C. snowy D. windy

Question 44: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. as much as B. more than C. as many as that in D. as high as that in

Question 45: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. Yes, I can B. I am, of course C. I feel sorry D. Yes, with pleasure

Question 46: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. for B. in C. during D. at

Question 47: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. force B. influence C. action D. effect

Question 48: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. gave in B. took up C. got out D. cooled off

Question 49: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. interconnect B. interlink C. interact D. intervene
Question 50: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. could fly B. flies C. can fly D. had flown

Question 51: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. Why not? B. By all means, sir. C. That’s right, sir. D. I’d love to.

Question 52: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. out of work B. out of order C. off chance D. off work

Question 53: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. independently B. respectfully C. separately D. respectively
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Question 54: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. take B. pass C. make D. sit

Question 55: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. She is said that she has B. People say she had
C. She is said to have D. It is said to have

Question 56: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.
B. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
C. Thank you for being honest with me.
D. Congratulations! How wonderful!

Question 57: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numeric B. numeral C. numerous D. numerate
Question 58: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. No, it isn’t B. Not just now
C. No, I’ll think it over D. Forget it

Question 59: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. my presentation was given B. the teacher gave me
C. the teacher gave D. I was given

Question 60: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. row B. chat C. word D. gossip
Question 61: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. Try as B. However hard C. As try D. No matter
Question 62: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. when B. in case C. if D. so that

Question 63: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as soon as B. as long as C. as well as D. as far as
Question 64: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. When B. Why C. How D. What

Question 65: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. Not at all. Don’t mention it. B. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.
C. All right. Do you know how much it costs? D. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 66: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.
B. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.
C. English pronunciation is difficult for me.
D. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.

Question 67: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
B. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.
C. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.
D. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.

Question 68: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
B. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.
C. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
D. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

Question 69: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.
B. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
C. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.
D. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.

Question 70: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. They were not happy as they were wealthy.
B. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.
C. They were as wealthy as they were happy.
D. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.
Question 71: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.
B. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
C. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.
D. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.

Question 72: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.
B. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
C. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.
D. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.

Question 73: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. I came to their invitation to dinner.
B. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.
C. I came in the middle of their dinner.
D. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.

Question 74: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.
B. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.
C. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.
D. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.

Question 75: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He asked me would I like some more beer. B. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer.
C. He asked me if I wanted some beer. D. He offered me some more beer.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 76: A. organism B. attraction C. prevention D. engagement
Question 77: A. popularity B. laboratory C. politician D. documentary
Question 78: A. imagine B. inhabit C. continue D. disappear
Question 79: A. periodic B. electric C. suspicious D. contagious
Question 80: A. advertise B. advantage C. adventure D. adverbial
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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 358

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 1: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. to walk B. walking C. walked D. has walked

Question 2: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. rises B. has risen C. was rising D. rose

Question 3: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. Whether B. When C. Because D. That

Question 4: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. windy B. rainy C. foggy D. snowy
Question 5: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. gossip B. chat C. word D. row

Question 6: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numerate B. numeric C. numeral D. numerous

Question 7: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. She is said that she has B. People say she had
C. She is said to have D. It is said to have

Question 8: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. Forget it B. No, it isn’t
C. No, I’ll think it over D. Not just now

Question 9: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. All right. Do you know how much it costs? B. Not at all. Don’t mention it.
C. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it. D. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.

Question 10: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. out of work B. out of order C. off work D. off chance
Question 11: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Congratulations! How wonderful!
B. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.
C. Thank you for being honest with me.
D. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?

Question 12: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as long as B. as well as C. as far as D. as soon as

Question 13: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. gave in B. cooled off C. got out D. took up
Question 14: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. action B. influence C. effect D. force

Question 15: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. not leaving B. won’t leave C. not to leave D. don’t leave

Question 16: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. as high as that in B. as much as C. as many as that in D. more than

Question 17: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any another country B. any countries else
C. any other countries D. any country else

Question 18: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. the teacher gave me B. I was given
C. the teacher gave D. my presentation was given

Question 19: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. during B. for C. at D. in

Question 20: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. so that B. when C. if D. in case
Question 21: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. interconnect B. interlink C. interact D. intervene

Question 22: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. By all means, sir. B. That’s right, sir. C. Why not? D. I’d love to.

Question 23: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. I am, of course B. Yes, with pleasure C. I feel sorry D. Yes, I can

Question 24: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. However hard B. As try C. Try as D. No matter

Question 25: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. independently B. separately C. respectively D. respectfully

Question 26: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. What B. When C. How D. Why

Question 27: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. take B. sit C. make D. pass

Question 28: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. could fly B. can fly C. flies D. had flown

Question 29: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. have been B. was C. is D. were

Question 30: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. he must know about B. that everyone know
C. that he knew D. we knew

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 40.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such Trang 2/7 – Mã đề thi 358
cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 31: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Originality, freshness, and astonishment. B. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism.
C. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness. D. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness.

Question 32: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. educating ordinary people B. spreading Western ideas
C. political propaganda in wartime D. amusing people all the time

Question 33: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. purposes B. nationalities C. values D. styles

Question 34: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. a propaganda campaign B. a piece of art
C. an educational purpose D. a funny element

Question 35: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
B. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people
C. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
D. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons

Question 36: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
B. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People
C. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
D. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda
Question 37: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings
B. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world
C. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world
D. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world

Question 38: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons
B. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons
C. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East
D. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture

Question 39: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.
B. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
C. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
D. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.

Question 40: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.
B. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
C. Cartoons can serve various purposes.
D. Language barriers restricted cartoons.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 41: A. adventure B. advantage C. advertise D. adverbial
Question 42: A. imagine B. inhabit C. continue D. disappear
Question 43: A. periodic B. electric C. contagious D. suspicious
Question 44: A. organism B. prevention C. attraction D. engagement
Question 45: A. popularity B. politician C. documentary D. laboratory

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Question 46: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the
A B
2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
C D

Question 47: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D
Question 48: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B
attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.
C D

Question 49: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of
A B C
the SEA region.
D
Question 50: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D

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 51 to 60.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.
Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 51: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. parents should encourage young learners to study more
B. young learners are usually lazy in their class
C. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning
D. teachers should give young learners less homework
Question 52: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
B. they cannot learn as well as younger learners
C. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged
D. they get more impatient with their teachers

Question 53: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. First and foremost B. At the starting point
C. At the beginning D. For beginners
Question 54: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to get on better with the tutor B. to feel learning more enjoyable
C. to have more time to learn D. to be able to learn more quickly

Question 55: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. impatient because of having nothing to do
B. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
C. staying alive and becoming more active
D. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be

Question 56: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. arrive at an intended place with difficulty B. achieve your aim with hard work
C. have the things you have long desired D. receive a school or college degree
Question 57: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners
B. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people
C. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
D. young people usually feel less patient than adults

Question 58: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
B. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners
C. are less worried about learning than younger learners
D. have become more patient than younger learners

Question 59: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
B. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger
C. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger
D. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger

Question 60: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To encourage adult learning. B. To describe adult learning methods.
C. To show how fast adult learning is. D. To explain reasons for learning.

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 61: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.
B. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.
C. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.
D. English pronunciation is difficult for me.

Question 62: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.
B. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.
C. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.
D. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
Question 63: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. I came in the middle of their dinner.
B. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.
C. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.
D. I came to their invitation to dinner.

Question 64: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.
B. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.
C. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.
D. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.

Question 65: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.
B. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.
C. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.
D. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.

Question 66: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
B. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.
C. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
D. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

Question 67: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He asked me if I wanted some beer. B. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer.
C. He offered me some more beer. D. He asked me would I like some more beer.

Question 68: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.
B. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.
C. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.
D. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
Question 69: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. They were as wealthy as they were happy.
B. They were not happy as they were wealthy.
C. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.
D. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.

Question 70: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.
B. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.
C. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
D. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 71 to 80.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (71)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (72)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (73)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (74)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (75)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (76)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (77)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (78)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (79)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (80)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 71: A. holds up B. cleans out C. carries out D. picks up
Question 72: A. though B. still C. even D. such
Question 73: A. backside B. hillsides C. borders D. topside
Question 74: A. large B. little C. few D. much
Question 75: A. store B. back C. stay D. hold
Question 76: A. facilitate B. aid C. assist D. help
Question 77: A. thinly B. strongly C. thickly D. scarcely
Question 78: A. melted B. building C. melting D. formed
Question 79: A. Till B. As C. Until D. Although
Question 80: A. During B. Among C. After D. In
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BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO

ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 461

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
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 1 to 10.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 1: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism. B. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness.
C. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness. D. Originality, freshness, and astonishment.

Question 2: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. amusing people all the time B. educating ordinary people
C. political propaganda in wartime D. spreading Western ideas

Question 3: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. styles B. purposes C. nationalities D. values

Question 4: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. a propaganda campaign B. a funny element
C. a piece of art D. an educational purpose

Question 5: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
B. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
C. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people
D. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
Question 6: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
B. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
C. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People
D. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda
Question 7: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world
B. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings
C. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world
D. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world

Question 8: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons
B. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East
C. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons
D. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture

Question 9: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.
B. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
C. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
D. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.

Question 10: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
B. Cartoons can serve various purposes.
C. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.
D. Language barriers restricted cartoons.
 

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 11: A. documentary B. politician C. popularity D. laboratory
Question 12: A. attraction B. prevention C. organism D. engagement
Question 13: A. inhabit B. disappear C. imagine D. continue
Question 14: A. periodic B. suspicious C. contagious D. electric
Question 15: A. adventure B. adverbial C. advertise D. advantage

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 16: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B
attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.
C D

Question 17: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D

Question 18: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D

Question 19: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the
A B
2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
C D

Question 20: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of
A B C
the SEA region.
D
 

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 21 to 30.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (21)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (22)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (23)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (24)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (25)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (26)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (27)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (28)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (29)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (30)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 21: A. cleans out B. picks up C. carries out D. holds up
Question 22: A. still B. such C. even D. though
Question 23: A. borders B. backside C. topside D. hillsides
Question 24: A. large B. much C. few D. little
Question 25: A. store B. hold C. stay D. back
Question 26: A. aid B. help C. facilitate D. assist
Question 27: A. thickly B. scarcely C. strongly D. thinly
Question 28: A. melted B. formed C. melting D. building
Question 29: A. As B. Although C. Until D. Till
Question 30: A. In B. During C. Among D. After

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 31: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
B. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.
C. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.
D. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.

Question 32: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
B. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.
C. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
D. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

Question 33: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. English pronunciation is difficult for me.
B. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.
C. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.
D. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.

Question 34: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.
B. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
C. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.
D. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.
Question 35: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer. B. He asked me if I wanted some beer.
C. He asked me would I like some more beer. D. He offered me some more beer.

Question 36: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. They were not happy as they were wealthy.
B. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.
C. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.
D. They were as wealthy as they were happy.

Question 37: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.
B. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.
C. I came to their invitation to dinner.
D. I came in the middle of their dinner.

Question 38: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.
B. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.
C. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
D. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.

Question 39: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
B. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.
C. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.
D. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.

Question 40: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.
B. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.
C. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.
D. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.
 

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 41: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. that he knew B. he must know about
C. we knew D. that everyone know

Question 42: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. It is said to have B. She is said that she has
C. People say she had D. She is said to have

Question 43: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. out of work B. off chance C. off work D. out of order

Question 44: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. Yes, I can B. Yes, with pleasure C. I feel sorry D. I am, of course

Question 45: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. the teacher gave me B. I was given
C. my presentation was given D. the teacher gave

Question 46: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. gave in B. took up C. cooled off D. got out

Question 47: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. interconnect B. intervene C. interlink D. interact

Question 48: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. as high as that in B. as many as that in C. as much as D. more than

Question 49: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numeric B. numerous C. numerate D. numeral

Question 50: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. Not at all. Don’t mention it. B. All right. Do you know how much it costs?
C. Welcome! It’s very nice of you. D. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it.
Question 51: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.
B. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
C. Congratulations! How wonderful!
D. Thank you for being honest with me.

Question 52: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. However hard B. No matter C. Try as D. As try

Question 53: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. independently B. respectively C. separately D. respectfully

Question 54: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. to walk B. walking C. walked D. has walked

Question 55: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. at B. for C. in D. during

Question 56: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. Whether B. Because C. That D. When

Question 57: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. in case B. so that C. when D. if

Question 58: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. don’t leave B. won’t leave C. not leaving D. not to leave
Question 59: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. snowy B. windy C. foggy D. rainy

Question 60: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. take B. pass C. sit D. make

Question 61: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. was B. were C. is D. have been

Question 62: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. Forget it B. No, I’ll think it over
C. No, it isn’t D. Not just now

Question 63: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as soon as B. as far as C. as long as D. as well as

Question 64: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. gossip B. word C. row D. chat

Question 65: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any other countries B. any another country
C. any countries else D. any country else

Question 66: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. force B. effect C. action D. influence

Question 67: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. could fly B. flies C. can fly D. had flown

Question 68: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. has risen B. rose C. rises D. was rising

Question 69: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. That’s right, sir. B. By all means, sir. C. I’d love to. D. Why not?

Question 70: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. When B. Why C. What D. How

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 71 to 80.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.
Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 71: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. young learners are usually lazy in their class
B. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning
C. parents should encourage young learners to study more
D. teachers should give young learners less homework

Question 72: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they get more impatient with their teachers
B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
C. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged
D. they cannot learn as well as younger learners

Question 73: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. At the beginning B. For beginners
C. First and foremost D. At the starting point

Question 74: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to have more time to learn B. to get on better with the tutor
C. to feel learning more enjoyable D. to be able to learn more quickly

Question 75: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. impatient because of having nothing to do
B. staying alive and becoming more active
C. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
D. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be

Question 76: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. achieve your aim with hard work B. have the things you have long desired
C. receive a school or college degree D. arrive at an intended place with difficulty

Question 77: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people
B. young people usually feel less patient than adults
C. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
D. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners

Question 78: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
B. are less worried about learning than younger learners
C. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners
D. have become more patient than younger learners

Question 79: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger
B. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
C. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger
D. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger
Question 80: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To show how fast adult learning is. B. To explain reasons for learning.
C. To encourage adult learning. D. To describe adult learning methods.
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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 529

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
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 1: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.
B. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.
C. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
D. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.

Question 2: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.
B. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.
C. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.
D. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.

Question 3: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.
B. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
C. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.
D. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.

Question 4: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He asked me if I wanted some beer. B. He asked me would I like some more beer.
C. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer. D. He offered me some more beer.

Question 5: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.
B. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
C. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
D. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

Question 6: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.
B. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.
C. I came in the middle of their dinner.
D. I came to their invitation to dinner.

Question 7: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. English pronunciation is difficult for me.
B. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.
C. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.
D. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.

Question 8: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
B. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.
C. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.
D. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm. Trang 1/7 – Mã đề thi 529

Question 9: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. They were as wealthy as they were happy.
B. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.
C. They were not happy as they were wealthy.
D. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.

Question 10: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
B. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.
C. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.
D. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 11: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B
attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.
C D
Question 12: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the
A B
2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
C D
Question 13: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of
A B C
the SEA region.
D
Question 14: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D
Question 15: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D
 

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 16 to 25.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons.

This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 16: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness. B. Originality, freshness, and astonishment.
C. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness. D. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism.

Question 17: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. educating ordinary people B. spreading Western ideas
C. political propaganda in wartime D. amusing people all the time

Question 18: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. purposes B. styles C. nationalities D. values

Question 19: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. a propaganda campaign B. a funny element
C. an educational purpose D. a piece of art

Question 20: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
B. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
C. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
D. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people

Question 21: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
B. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
C. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People
D. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda

Question 22: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world
B. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world
C. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world
D. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings

Question 23: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East
B. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons
C. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture
D. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons

Question 24: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
B. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.
C. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
D. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.

Question 25: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Language barriers restricted cartoons.
B. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
C. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.
D. Cartoons can serve various purposes.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 26 to 35.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.
Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 26: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. parents should encourage young learners to study more
B. young learners are usually lazy in their class
C. teachers should give young learners less homework
D. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning

Question 27: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they get more impatient with their teachers
B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
C. they cannot learn as well as younger learners
D. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged

Question 28: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. First and foremost B. For beginners
C. At the starting point D. At the beginning
Question 29: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to feel learning more enjoyable B. to have more time to learn
C. to be able to learn more quickly D. to get on better with the tutor

Question 30: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be
B. staying alive and becoming more active
C. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
D. impatient because of having nothing to do

Question 31: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. receive a school or college degree B. arrive at an intended place with difficulty
C. have the things you have long desired D. achieve your aim with hard work
Question 32: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners
B. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people
C. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
D. young people usually feel less patient than adults

Question 33: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
B. have become more patient than younger learners
C. are less worried about learning than younger learners
D. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners

Question 34: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger
B. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger
C. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
D. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger
Question 35: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To show how fast adult learning is. B. To explain reasons for learning.
C. To describe adult learning methods. D. To encourage adult learning.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question 36: A. periodic B. suspicious C. contagious D. electric
Question 37: A. adventure B. adverbial C. advertise D. advantage
Question 38: A. attraction B. organism C. engagement D. prevention
Question 39: A. laboratory B. politician C. documentary D. popularity
Question 40: A. inhabit B. disappear C. continue D. imagine

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 41: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. we knew B. that everyone know
C. that he knew D. he must know about

Question 42: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. Because B. When C. Whether D. That
Question 43: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. at B. in C. for D. during
Question 44: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. How B. Why C. What D. When

Question 45: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. won’t leave B. not leaving C. not to leave D. don’t leave

Question 46: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any another country B. any other countries
C. any countries else D. any country else

Question 47: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. off work B. out of order C. off chance D. out of work

Question 48: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. It is said to have B. She is said to have
C. People say she had D. She is said that she has

Question 49: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
B. Congratulations! How wonderful!
C. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.
D. Thank you for being honest with me.

Question 50: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. got out B. took up C. cooled off D. gave in

Question 51: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. can fly B. could fly C. flies D. had flown

Question 52: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. row B. word C. chat D. gossip

Question 53: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. more than B. as high as that in C. as many as that in D. as much as

Question 54: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. was rising B. rises C. rose D. has risen

Question 55: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numeric B. numerous C. numerate D. numeral

Question 56: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. pass B. make C. take D. sit

Question 57: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. I feel sorry B. Yes, with pleasure C. I am, of course D. Yes, I can

Question 58: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. That’s right, sir. B. Why not? C. I’d love to. D. By all means, sir.

Question 59: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. has walked B. walked C. walking D. to walk

Question 60: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. interact B. interlink C. intervene D. interconnect

Question 61: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it. B. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.
C. Not at all. Don’t mention it. D. All right. Do you know how much it costs?

Question 62: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. respectively B. separately C. respectfully D. independently
Question 63: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as well as B. as far as C. as long as D. as soon as

Question 64: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. Forget it B. No, I’ll think it over
C. Not just now D. No, it isn’t

Question 65: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. my presentation was given B. I was given
C. the teacher gave me D. the teacher gave

Question 66: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. force B. action C. influence D. effect
Question 67: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. rainy B. foggy C. snowy D. windy

Question 68: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. so that B. when C. if D. in case
Question 69: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. No matter B. As try C. Try as D. However hard

Question 70: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. have been B. was C. is D. were

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 71 to 80.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (71)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (72)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (73)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (74)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (75)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (76)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (77)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (78)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (79)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (80)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 71: A. picks up B. carries out C. holds up D. cleans out
Question 72: A. such B. even C. though D. still
Question 73: A. hillsides B. topside C. borders D. backside
Question 74: A. large B. few C. little D. much
Question 75: A. stay B. store C. back D. hold
Question 76: A. aid B. facilitate C. help D. assist
Question 77: A. strongly B. thickly C. thinly D. scarcely
Question 78: A. formed B. melted C. building D. melting
Question 79: A. Till B. As C. Until D. Although
Question 80: A. After B. During C. Among D. In
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BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 693

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question 1: A. electric B. contagious C. periodic D. suspicious
Question 2: A. adverbial B. advantage C. advertise D. adventure
Question 3: A. inhabit B. imagine C. continue D. disappear
Question 4: A. engagement B. organism C. prevention D. attraction
Question 5: A. laboratory B. politician C. documentary D. popularity

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 6: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. more than B. as many as that in C. as much as D. as high as that in

Question 7: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. All right. Do you know how much it costs? B. Not at all. Don’t mention it.
C. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it. D. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.

Question 8: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. to walk B. has walked C. walked D. walking

Question 9: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. I feel sorry B. Yes, I can C. I am, of course D. Yes, with pleasure

Question 10: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. intervene B. interact C. interlink D. interconnect

Question 11: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. gave in B. took up C. got out D. cooled off

Question 12: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. That’s right, sir. B. By all means, sir. C. I’d love to. D. Why not?

Question 13: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. was B. is C. were D. have been

Question 14: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. in B. for C. at D. during

Question 15: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. rises B. was rising C. has risen D. rose

Question 16: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numerate B. numeral C. numeric D. numerous

Question 17: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any country else B. any other countries
C. any countries else D. any another country

Question 18: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. foggy B. windy C. snowy D. rainy

Question 19: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. off work B. out of work C. out of order D. off chance

Question 20: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. could fly B. flies C. had flown D. can fly

Question 21: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. so that B. when C. in case D. if

Question 22: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. separately B. respectively C. independently D. respectfully

Question 23: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. Whether B. Because C. When D. That

Question 24: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
B. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.
C. Congratulations! How wonderful!
D. Thank you for being honest with me.

Question 25: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. She is said that she has B. People say she had
C. It is said to have D. She is said to have

Question 26: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. take B. make C. sit D. pass

Question 27: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. Why B. What C. How D. When

Question 28: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. the teacher gave B. I was given
C. the teacher gave me D. my presentation was given

Question 29: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. Not just now B. No, I’ll think it over
C. Forget it D. No, it isn’t

Question 30: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. word B. row C. gossip D. chat

Question 31: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as long as B. as far as C. as well as D. as soon as

Question 32: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. However hard B. As try C. Try as D. No matter

Question 33: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. that everyone know B. he must know about
C. that he knew D. we knew

Question 34: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. not leaving B. won’t leave C. don’t leave D. not to leave

Question 35: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. action B. effect C. force D. influence

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 45.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 36: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness. B. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness.
C. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism. D. Originality, freshness, and astonishment.

Question 37: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. educating ordinary people B. spreading Western ideas
C. amusing people all the time D. political propaganda in wartime

Question 38: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. purposes B. nationalities C. values D. styles

Question 39: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. a piece of art B. an educational purpose
C. a funny element D. a propaganda campaign

Question 40: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
B. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
C. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
D. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people

Question 41: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
B. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
C. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda
D. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People

Question 42: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world
B. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world
C. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings
D. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world

Question 43: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons
B. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East
C. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons
D. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture

Question 44: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
B. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.
C. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
D. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.

Question 45: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.
B. Language barriers restricted cartoons.
C. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
D. Cartoons can serve various purposes.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Question 46: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the
A B
2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
C D

Question 47: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D

Question 48: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D

Question 49: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of
A B C
the SEA region.
D

Question 50: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B
attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.
C D

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 51 to 60.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (51)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (52)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (53)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (54)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (55)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (56)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (57)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (58)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (59)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (60)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 51: A. cleans out B. picks up C. carries out D. holds up
Question 52: A. though B. still C. such D. even
Question 53: A. borders B. topside C. backside D. hillsides
Question 54: A. much B. few C. little D. large
Question 55: A. stay B. store C. hold D. back
Question 56: A. aid B. facilitate C. assist D. help
Question 57: A. thickly B. scarcely C. thinly D. strongly
Question 58: A. building B. formed C. melted D. melting
Question 59: A. Until B. Although C. Till D. As
Question 60: A. After B. During C. Among D. In

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 61: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.
B. I came in the middle of their dinner.
C. I came to their invitation to dinner.
D. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.

Question 62: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He offered me some more beer. B. He asked me if I wanted some beer.
C. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer. D. He asked me would I like some more beer.

Question 63: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. They were not happy as they were wealthy.
B. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.
C. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.
D. They were as wealthy as they were happy.

Question 64: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
B. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.
C. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.
D. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.

Question 65: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.
B. English pronunciation is difficult for me.
C. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.
D. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.

Question 66: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.
B. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.
C. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.
D. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.

Question 67: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.
B. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.
C. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
D. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.
Question 68: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.
B. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
C. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.
D. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.

Question 69: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
B. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
C. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
D. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.

Question 70: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.
B. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.
C. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
D. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.

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 71 to 80.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.
Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 71: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. young learners are usually lazy in their class
B. parents should encourage young learners to study more
C. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning
D. teachers should give young learners less homework

Question 72: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they get more impatient with their teachers
B. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged
C. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
D. they cannot learn as well as younger learners

Question 73: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. For beginners B. At the starting point
C. At the beginning D. First and foremost
Question 74: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to have more time to learn B. to get on better with the tutor
C. to be able to learn more quickly D. to feel learning more enjoyable

Question 75: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. staying alive and becoming more active
B. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
C. impatient because of having nothing to do
D. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be

Question 76: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. receive a school or college degree B. have the things you have long desired
C. achieve your aim with hard work D. arrive at an intended place with difficulty
Question 77: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
B. young people usually feel less patient than adults
C. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners
D. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people

Question 78: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners
B. have become more patient than younger learners
C. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
D. are less worried about learning than younger learners

Question 79: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
B. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger
C. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger
D. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger
Question 80: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To show how fast adult learning is. B. To encourage adult learning.
C. To describe adult learning methods. D. To explain reasons for learning.
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BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề thi có 07 trang)
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2010
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Mã đề thi 857

ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80).
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 1: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.
A. Because B. That C. Whether D. When

Question 2: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?
A. any country else B. any another country
C. any countries else D. any other countries

Question 3: Mr. Black: “I’d like to try on these shoes, please.”
Salesgirl: “______”
A. I’d love to. B. By all means, sir. C. Why not? D. That’s right, sir.

Question 4: Ben: “______”
Jane: “Never mind.”
A. Thank you for being honest with me.
B. Congratulations! How wonderful!
C. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
D. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.

Question 5: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.
A. the teacher gave me B. my presentation was given
C. I was given D. the teacher gave

Question 6: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.
A. chat B. gossip C. row D. word

Question 7: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.
A. to walk B. walking C. has walked D. walked

Question 8: They’re staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.
A. in B. for C. at D. during

Question 9: We ______with a swim in the lake.
A. took up B. gave in C. cooled off D. got out

Question 10: Margaret: “Could you open the window, please?”
Henry: ” ______.”
A. I feel sorry B. Yes, I can C. I am, of course D. Yes, with pleasure

Question 11: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.
A. rises B. has risen C. rose D. was rising

Question 12: ______I might, I couldn’t open the door.
A. As try B. Try as C. However hard D. No matter

Question 13: “You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home.”
A. as far as B. as long as C. as well as D. as soon as

Question 14: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.
A. is B. were C. was D. have been

Question 15: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.
A. foggy B. snowy C. windy D. rainy

Question 16: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.
A. effect B. influence C. action D. force

Question 17: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.
A. interlink B. interact C. interconnect D. intervene

Question 18: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?
A. had flown B. can fly C. could fly D. flies

Question 19: ______ broken several world records in swimming.
A. She is said that she has B. It is said to have
C. She is said to have D. People say she had

Question 20: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.
A. When B. Why C. How D. What

Question 21: Bill: “Can I get you another drink?”
Jerry: “______.”
A. Not just now B. Forget it
C. No, it isn’t D. No, I’ll think it over

Question 22: “The inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country,” he said.
A. as high as that in B. as much as C. more than D. as many as that in

Question 23: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.
A. that he knew B. we knew
C. that everyone know D. he must know about

Question 24: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.
A. make B. sit C. pass D. take

Question 25: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.
A. if B. so that C. in case D. when
Question 26: She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was ______.
A. out of order B. out of work C. off work D. off chance

Question 27: I’ve warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.
A. not leaving B. won’t leave C. don’t leave D. not to leave

Question 28: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.
A. numerate B. numeric C. numerous D. numeral

Question 29: Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
Jennifer: “______”
A. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it. B. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.
C. Not at all. Don’t mention it. D. All right. Do you know how much it costs?

Question 30: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.
A. separately B. independently C. respectively D. respectfully

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 40.
It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.
Over the years, I’ve done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.
Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.
In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.
I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 31: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.
A. young learners are usually lazy in their class
B. parents should encourage young learners to study more
C. teachers should give young learners less homework
D. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning

Question 32: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.
A. they cannot learn as well as younger learners
B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning
C. they get more impatient with their teachers
D. they tend to learn less as they are discouraged

Question 33: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.
A. At the starting point B. First and foremost
C. At the beginning D. For beginners

Question 34: While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.
A. to have more time to learn B. to feel learning more enjoyable
C. to be able to learn more quickly D. to get on better with the tutor

Question 35: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.
A. not as good as it used to be through lack of practice
B. impatient because of having nothing to do
C. staying alive and becoming more active
D. covered with rust and not as good as it used to be

Question 36: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. arrive at an intended place with difficulty B. receive a school or college degree
C. achieve your aim with hard work D. have the things you have long desired

Question 37: All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.
A. experience in doing other things can help one’s learning
B. young people usually feel less patient than adults
C. adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners
D. adults think more independently and flexibly than young people

Question 38: It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.
A. are able to organize themselves better than younger learners
B. are less worried about learning than younger learners
C. pay more attention to detail than younger learners
D. have become more patient than younger learners

Question 39: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.
A. are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger
B. should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger
C. find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger
D. can sometimes understand more than when you were younger

Question 40: What is the writer’s main purpose in the passage?
A. To describe adult learning methods. B. To encourage adult learning.
C. To show how fast adult learning is. D. To explain reasons for learning.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 41 to 50.
Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (41)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (42)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.
When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (43)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.
Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (44)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (45)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (46)______ to slow down erosion.
Even where the land is (47)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (48)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (49)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (50)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 41: A. picks up B. cleans out C. carries out D. holds up
Question 42: A. though B. still C. such D. even
Question 43: A. borders B. hillsides C. backside D. topside
Question 44: A. large B. much C. few D. little
Question 45: A. stay B. back C. store D. hold
Question 46: A. facilitate B. assist C. help D. aid
Question 47: A. scarcely B. strongly C. thickly D. thinly
Question 48: A. melted B. formed C. melting D. building
Question 49: A. As B. Till C. Although D. Until
Question 50: A. Among B. After C. In D. During

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Question 51: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced
A B C
that your analyses were correct.
D

Question 52: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of
A B C
the SEA region.
D

Question 53: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.
A B C D

Question 54: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the
A B
2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.
C D

Question 55: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious
A B
attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.
C D

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 56: “Would you like some more beer?” he asked.
A. He offered me some more beer. B. He asked me would I like some more beer.
C. He asked me if I wanted some beer. D. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer.

Question 57: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most.
A. English pronunciation is difficult for me.
B. Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.
C. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.
D. Pronouncing English words is not complicated.

Question 58: When I arrived, they were having dinner.
A. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.
B. I came in the middle of their dinner.
C. They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.
D. I came to their invitation to dinner.

Question 59: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
A. They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.
B. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.
C. In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.
D. They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn’t get out into the wheat field.

Question 60: “We’re having a reunion this weekend. Why don’t you come?” John said to us.
A. John didn’t understand why we came to a reunion.
B. John asked us why we didn’t come to a reunion this weekend.
C. John simply asked us why we wouldn’t come to a reunion.
D. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.

Question 61: They couldn’t climb up the mountain because of the storm.
A. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.
B. The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.
C. The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain.
D. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.

Question 62: “Stop smoking or you’ll be ill,” the doctor told me.
A. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.
B. I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.
C. The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.
D. I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.

Question 63: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy.
A. Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.
B. Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.
C. They were as wealthy as they were happy.
D. They were not happy as they were wealthy.

Question 64: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanish-speaking countries.
A. Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.
B. The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.
C. A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.
D. A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.

Question 65: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.
A. The woman wasn’t able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.
B. The woman shouldn’t have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.
C. The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.
D. So weak was the woman that she couldn’t lift the suitcase.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 66: A. continue B. disappear C. imagine D. inhabit
Question 67: A. suspicious B. periodic C. contagious D. electric
Question 68: A. politician B. popularity C. documentary D. laboratory
Question 69: A. organism B. engagement C. attraction D. prevention
Question 70: A. advertise B. adventure C. advantage D. adverbial

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 71 to 80.
In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.
Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.
Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.
In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.
Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.
Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.
Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius’s famous saying “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

Question 71: Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?
A. Originality, freshness, and astonishment. B. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism.
C. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness. D. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness.

Question 72: Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.
A. educating ordinary people B. political propaganda in wartime
C. amusing people all the time D. spreading Western ideas

Question 73: The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.
A. nationalities B. styles C. values D. purposes

Question 74: The pronoun “this” in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.
A. a funny element B. a piece of art
C. a propaganda campaign D. an educational purpose

Question 75: The passage is intended to present ______.
A. an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons
B. a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over
C. an opinion about how cartoons entertain people
D. a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons

Question 76: Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?
A. Cartoons as a Way of Educating People
B. Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons
C. A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People
D. An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda

Question 77: In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.
A. bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world
B. illustrating the truth of Chinese great men’s famous sayings
C. spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world
D. disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world

Question 78: The word “imbalance” in paragraph 6 refers to ______.
A. the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture
B. the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons
C. the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East
D. the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons

Question 79: Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons?
A. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.
B. The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.
C. The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.
D. The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.

Question 80: According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Cartoons can serve various purposes.
B. Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.
C. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.
D. Language barriers restricted cartoons.
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