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ENGLISH PRACTICE 13

  1. PHONETICS

Choose the word whose main stress pattern is different from the rest in each of the following questions

  1. A. career B. schoolgirl C. machine D. request
  2. A. deposit B. complexion C. difference D. decision
  3. A. tuition B. symbolize C. etiquette D. interest
  4. A. semester B. acceptance C. procedure D. institute
  5. A. industry B. comprehend C . confident D. socialize

 

  1. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (20 pts)
  2. Choose the best option to complete each of the following sentences.
  3. To meet this __________, we have brought 3 ships into regular operation.
  4. demand B. success C. appeal D. situation
  5. I can’t remember his name, but it’s on the tip of my _______________.
  6. tongue B. mouth C. figure D. head
  7. The discovery was a major ______________for research workers.
  8. breakthrough B. breakdown C. breakout D. breakup
  9. This is not the right ___________to ask for my help; I’m far too busy even to listen.
  10. moment B. situation C. opportunity D. circumstance
  11. He drives so quickly that I am afraid that one day he wll___________someone crossing the road.
  12. crash down B. knock down C. turn over D. run across
  13. When the electricity failed, he ____________a match to find the candles.
  14. rubbed B. struck C. scratched D. started
  15. The safety committee’s report recommend that all the medicine should be kept out of the ________of children.
  16. reach B. grasp C. hand D. hold
  17. I __________part in the last competition if I__________younger.
  18. would have taken/would be B. would take/were
  19. would have taken/would have been D. would have taken/ were
  20. It was desirable that we ____________at dawn.
  21. started B. had started C. start D. would start
  22. Thousand dollars ____________wasted by him in the casino.
  23. was B. were C. are D. has
  24. I’m going to stay here for___________few days.
  25. another B. other C. others D. the other
  26. “Can’t you read?” Mary said, _____________
  27. and angrily pointing to the notice. B. pointing angrily to the notice.
  28. angrily pointed to the notice. D. and pointed angrily the notice
  29. There has to be this starting and stopping movement __________the eye can only see only when it is not moving.
  30. because B. although C. when D. while
  31. “________to Japan?” – “Yes, I _________there the year when there was an earthquake.”
  32. Were you ever/was B. Have you ever been/ have been
  33. Were you ever/have been D. Have you ever been /was
  34. When the tenants failed to pay their bill, the authorities decided to cut ________the gas supply to the flat.
  35. down B. out C. across D. off

 

  1. Some of the lines in the passage are correct, and some have a word that needs correction. If a line is correct, put a tick (P). If a line has a word that needs correction, write the word and its correction. There are two examples at the beginning ( 0 and 00).

 

Women are experts at gossiping, and they always talk about trivial things, or at least that’s which men have been always thought. However, some new research suggests that when women talk to women, whose conversations are far from frivolous, and cover many more topics (up to 40 subjects) than when men talk to other men. Women’s conversations ranged from health to their houses, from politics to fashion, from films to family, from education to relationship problems. Football is notable absent. Men tend to have a more limited range of subjects, the most popular being work, sport, jokes, cars, and women.

 

According to Professor Petra Boynton, a psychology at University College London, which interviewed over 1000 women, women also tend to move quickly from one subject to another in conversation, whereas men usually stick about one subject for longer periods of time.

 

At work, this difference can be an advantage for men, where they can put another matters aside and concentrate fully on the topic being discussed. In the other hand, it also means that they sometimes find it hard to concentrate when several things have to be discussed at the same time in a meeting.

0. P

00. which=> what

0. _____

00. ____

1.______

2.______

3.______

4.______

5.______

6.______

7.______

 

 

8.______

9.______

10._____

11._____

 

 

12._____

13._____

14._____

15._____

 

 

III. Supply the correct forms of the words in the CAPITAL letters

 “Culture shock” describes the impact of ______(1) from a familiar culture to one which is ________( 2). It is an experience described by people who have traveled abroad to work, live or study; it can be felt to a certain extent even when abroad on holiday. It can ______(3) anyone, including _______(4) students. It includes the shock of a new environment, meeting lots of new people and learning the ways of a _______(5) country. It also includes the shock of being separated from the ______(6) people in your life, maybe family, friends, colleagues, teachers: people you would normally talk to at times of _____(7), people who give you support and guidance. When familiar ______(8) , sounds, smells or tastes are no longer there you can miss them very much. If you are tired and ______(9) when you arrive small things can be upsetting and out of all proportion to their real __________(10). MOVE

FAMILIAR

 

EFFECT

NATION

 

DIFFER

IMPORT

CERTAIN

SEE

 

JET-LAG

SIGNIFY

 

  1. READING
  2. Read the text and think of the word that best fits each space. (ONE word for each space)

About 50 years ______(1) now, it is possible to use virtual reality to bring the_____(2) back to life, people will drag out _____(3) old and boring movies and choose a relative _____(4) bring back to life. The visual will be combined ______(5) records about that person to create a virtual relative.

Then the family can _____(6) a chat with that relative, _____(7) it running, and live with it. The experience will be_____(8) living with a ghost. People who died long ago will be resurrected,____(9) they can take on new _____(10).

 

  1. Read the passage and choose the best heading in the box for each paragraph. There are three extra ones that should not be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.___________

Sunshine contains three different bans of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. Although UVC is the most dangerous, because it is a shorter-wavelength radiation than UVA and UVB, it is screened out by the Earth’s ozone layer. UVA used to be thought less dangerous than UVB, but it is now known that both bands can cause skin cancer. It is UVB which causes sunburn. However, both UVA and UVB can age the skin prematurely.

2.___________

Levels of UV rays can vary. A two-week holiday in the Mediterranean will expose you to the same amount of sun as you would get in a year in Britain. Short periods of intense exposure to the sun are thought to be more risky than regular daily exposure, particularly if you have fairer skin. However, even if you have darker skin tones you will burn eventually. You can find out the daily UV rate by watching the solar UV index which has recently been introduced on national weather forecasts across Europe.

3.___________

The ideal sunscreen to use is an SPF15. This means a sunscreen which gives you fifteen times more protection that you would have normally. An SPF15 sunscreen will absorb proportionally equal amounts of UVA and UVB, and will give you good protection if you are sensible about your exposure. Sunscreens higher than SPF15 tend to lose their balanced effect: the chemicals in an SPF30, for  example, will not block UVA rays as effectively as UVB. The other danger with high SPFs is that people will stay in the sun longer because they think are better protected. Higher SPFs do not give proportionately greater protection. An SPF15 gives 93 percent protection, for example, while an SPF34 gives 97 percent protection.

4.____________

Only UVA rays can pass through glass, so you won’t get sunburnt sitting by a window, while you can still enjoy the warmth of the sun. Be careful when sitting in the shade, however. You can still get burnt because you will be exposed to rays bouncing off reflective surfaces nearby. This is particularly the case near water. Not all clothing offers effective protection, either. If you can see the light through a piece of clothing when you hold it up, it will not offer much of a barrier to UV rays.

5.____________

You should keep an eye out for any moles or dark spots on the skin that change in size, shape, or color, become bigger, itchy or inflamed, or bleed. All these may be symptoms of skin cancer and should be checked by a doctor. Once a mole has been identified as a potential melanoma, it is removed under local anaesthetic and sent for examination. Most turn out to be harmless. Of the three forms of skin cancer the two most common varieties – basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas  are easily treatable and rarely fatal, and even melanomas can be treated effectively if caught in time.

 

III. Read the following passages and choose the best answer to each question.

Scientists do not yet thoroughly understand just how the body of an individual becomes sensitive to a substance that is harmless or even wholesome for the average person. Milk, wheat, and egg, for example, rank among the most healthful and widely used foods. Yet these foods can cause persons sensitive to them to suffer greatly. At first, the body of the individual is not harmed by coming into contact with the substance. After a varying interval of time, usually longer than a few weeks, the body becomes sensitive to it, and an allergy has begun to develop. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out if you have a food allergy, since it can show up so many different ways. Your symptoms could be caused by many other problems. You may have rashes, hives, joint pains mimicking arthritis, headaches, irritability, or depression. The most common food allergies are to milk, eggs, seafood, wheat, nuts, seeds, chocolate, oranges, and tomatoes. Many of these allergies will not develop if these foods are not fed to an infant until her or his intestines mature at around seven months. Breast milk also tends to be protective. Migraines can be set off by foods containing tyramine, phenathylamine, monosodium glutamate, or sodium nitrate. Common foods which contain these are chocolate, aged cheeses, sour cream, red wine, pickled herring, chicken livers, avocados, ripe bananas, cured meats, many Oriental and prepared foods (read the labels!). Some people have been successful in treating their migraines with supplements of B-vitamins, particularly B6 and niacin. Children who are hyperactive may benefit from eliminating food additives, especially colorings, and foods high in salicylates from their diets. A few of these are almonds, green peppers, peaches, tea, grapes. This is the diet made popular by Benjamin Feingold, who has written the book Why your Child is Hyperactive. Other researchers have had mixed results when testing whether the diet is effective.

  1. The topic of this passage is
  2. reactions to foods B. food and nutrition
  3. infants and allergies D. a good diet
  4. According to the passage, the difficulty in diagnosing allergies to foods is due to
  5. the vast number of different foods we eat
  6. lack of a proper treatment plan
  7. the similarity of symptoms of the allergy to other problems
  8. the use of prepared formula to feed babies
  9. The word “symptoms” is closest in meaning to
  10. indications B. diet C. diagnosis D. prescriptions
  11. The phrase “set off” is closest in meaning to
  12. relieved B. identified C. avoided D. triggered
  13. What can be inferred about babies from this passage?
  14. They can eat almost anything.
  15. They should have a carefully restricted diet as infants.
  16. They gain little benefit from being breast fed.
  17. They may become hyperactive if fed solid food too early.
  18. The word “hyperactive” is closest in meaning to
  19. overly active B. unusually low activity
  20. excited D. inquisitive
  21. The author states that the reason that infants need to avoid certain foods related to allergies has to do with the infant’s
  22. lack of teeth B. poor metabolism
  23. underdeveloped intestinal tract D. inability to swallow solid foods
  24. The word “these” refers to
  25. food additives B. food colorings
  26. unnutritious foods D. foods high in salicylates
  27. Which of the following was a suggested treatment for migraines in the passage?
  28. Eating more ripe bananas
  29. Avoiding all Oriental foods
  30. Getting plenty of sodium nitrate
  31. Using Vitamin B in addition to a good diet
  32. According to the article the Feingold diet is NOT
  33. verified by researchers as being consistently effective
  34. available in book form
  35. beneficial for hyperactive children
  36. designed to eliminate foods containing certain food additives

 

  1. WRITING
  2. Rewrite the following sentences, using key words in the parentheses or the suggested phrases given at the beginning of the sentences
  3. Jack has become confident as a result of his success. (turned)

Jack’s success______________________________person.

  1. To find new fuels it is necessary to spend a lot of money.( means)

Finding_____________________________________money.

  1. Dan promised sincerely that he wouldn’t watch so much TV. (sincere)

Dan________________________________________not to watch so much TV.

  1. Someone almost certainly broke the window on purpose. (must)

The window ________________________on purpose.

  1. We were all surprised when she suddenly left the job. (found)

All__________________________________left the job.

  1. The cost of living has gone up considerably in the last few years.

There________________________________________________

  1. “No one can persuade me to sleep in that haunted house,” she said.

She flatly_____________________________________________.

  1. If we can solve the problem soon, it will be better for all concerned.

The sooner____________________________________________.

  1. We must continue our efforts, whether there are problems or not.

Regardless ___________________________________________.

  1. “ Less noise!” the teacher told the boys.

The teacher shouted_______________.

  1. The social networks such as Facebook or Twitter are very popular among teenagers. What are their advantages? Give examples and reasons to support your opinion.  

Write a paragraph of about 200 words.

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Keys – practice 13

Bài Câu Nội dung trình bày Điểm
Phonetics 1 B 0,1
2 C 0,1
3 A 0,1
4 D 0,1
5 B 0,1
Grammar 1 1 A 0,1
2 A 0,1
3 A 0,1
4 A 0,1
5 B 0,1
6 B 0,1
7 A 0,1
8 D 0,1
9 C 0,1
10 A 0,1
11 A 0,1
12 B 0,1
13 A 0,1
14 D 0,1
15 D 0,1
Grammar 2 1 P 0,1
2 whose => their 0,1
3 P 0,1
4 ranged => range 0,1
5 P 0,1
6 notable => notably 0,1
7 P 0,1
8 psychology => psychologist 0,1
9 which => who 0,1
10 P 0,1
11 about => to 0,1
12 P 0,1
13 another => other 0,1
14 In => On 0,1
15 P 0,1
Grammar 3 1 movement 0,1
2 unfamiliar 0,1
3 affect 0,1
4 international 0,1
5 different 0,1
6 important 0,1
7 uncertainty 0,1
8 sights 0,1
9 jet-lagged 0,1
10 significance 0,1
Reading 1 1 from 0,1
2 dead 0,1
3 their 0,1
4 to 0,1
5 with 0,1
6 have 0,1
7 keep 0,1
8 like 0,1
9 so 0,1
10 roles 0,1
Reading 2 1 C  
2 H  
3 D  
4 F  
5 G  
Reading 3 1 A  
2 C  
3 A  
4 D  
5 B  
6 A  
7 C  
8 D  
9 D  
  10 A  
Writing 1 Jack’s success has turned him into a confident person. 0,15
2 Finding new fuels means spending a lot of money. 0,15
3 Dan made a sincere promise not to watch so much TV. 0,15
4 The window must have been broken on purpose. 0,15
5 All of us found it surprising when she suddenly left the job. 0,15
6 There has been a considerable rise/increase in the cost of living in the last few years. 0,15
7 She flatly refused to sleep in that haunted house. 0,15
8 The sooner we can solve the problem, the better it will be for all concerned. 0,15
9 Regardless of whatever problems, we must continued our efforts. 0,15
10 The teacher shouted to the boys to make less noise. 0,15

 

 

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