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90 minutes (80 questions)
Multiple choice
1. It is important that every student ………… attentive in class.
A. is B. was C. be D. were
2. …………the time being, I think you’d better not say anything to him.
A. For B. At C. On D. In
3. Beauty is only skin…………….
A. deepness B. depth C. deeply D. deep
4. You’ve got to be ………….certain before you decide.
A. deadly B. death C. dead D. deathly
5. ……… of half- starving wolves were roaming the snow- covered countryside.
A. Flocks B. Packs C. Swarms D. Herds
6. None of the people ………… to the party can come.
A. invite B. invited C. inviting D. to invite
7. …………….drivers endanger their lives and those of other road users.
A. Drunkard B. Drunken C. Drinking D. Drunk
8. Julia prefers to be her own boss and ……………. her own business.
A. run B. charge C. form D. make
9. Skiing is a ……………sport.
A. seasoning B. seasonable C. seasoned D. seasonal
10. This ticket ………….one person to the museum.
A. admits B. permits C. enters D. allows
11. Each of us must take ……………… for our own actions.
A. probability B. responsibility C. possibility D. ability
12. - In my opinion, action films are exciting.
A. You shouldn’t have said that. B. What an opinion!
C. Yes. Congratulations! D. There’s no doubt about it.
13. Two thieves ……………….at a bus stop were arrested yesterday.
A. wait B. waiting C. having waited D. were waiting

14. He is very ………… because he is concerned only with his own interests and feelings.
A. grateful B. selfish C. confident D. helpful
15. - “I’ve got to go , Sarah. So long.”
- “So long, Jack. And ________.”
A. don’t take it seriously B. be careful
C. don’t hurry D. take care
16. Not much happened yet, …………….…?
A. didn’t it B. did it C. did they D. didn’t they
17. Many people in remote areas are not clear about the use of the Internet . ………………, they are
A. Therefore B. However C. For example D. Namely
18. With his excellent qualifications and a good command of English, James is ……… ……
above the other applicants.
A. head and hands B. head and ears C. head and hair D. head and shoulders
19. After so many years , it is great to see him ………………his ambitions.
A. realize B. get C. possess D. deserve
20. A: “ How much sugar do you want in your coffee?”
B: “_________________”
A. Too much B. So much C. Not much D. Little bit
21. ……………… your help, I wouldn’t have got the scholarship.
A. But for B. Unless I had C. Had not it been for D. If I had had
22. She has just bought ……………….
A. an old interesting painting French B. a French interesting old painting
C. a French old interesting painting D. an interesting old French painting
23. We have to start early ……………we’ll be late for school.
A. or else B. so that C. consequently D. although
24. Sam confessed …………… all the cookies.
A. eating B. to eating C. eat D. to eat
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25. - “ How long is the seminar?”

- “……………….knowledge, it takes about three hours.”
A. To my best B. To the best of my C. In my best of D. In my best
26. He was …………… boy!
A. how good a B. so good a C. so a good D. what a good
27. We thought we might have trouble finding your house but it was ……., thanks to your
A. a piece of bread B. a cake C. a piece of chalk D. a piece of cake
28. Jack found it hard to …………….the loss of his little dog.
A. turn over B. get over C. put off D. get along
29. Isn’t there anyone ……………….of using this digital camera?
A. skilled B. possible C. capable D. affordable
30. Amie was so…………………in her work that she didn’t notice when I came in.
A. wrapped up B. busy C. absent - minded D. concentrating
Sentence transformation
31. I am fed up with his behavior.
A. I have enough of his behavior. C. I’ve had enough for his behavior.
B. I’ve had enough of his behavior. D. I’ve had his behavior enough.
32. We missed the bus because we overslept.
A. We missed the bus as a consequence of oversleeping.
B. If we didn’t oversleep, we wouldn’t miss the bus.
C. We overslept and as result we missed the bus.
D. The reason of missing the bus is we overslept.
33. Waiting for buses irritates me.
A. I have nerves waiting for buses. C. Waiting for buses gets into my nerves.
B. Waiting for buses nerves me. D. Waiting for buses gets on my nerves
34. I don’t think he’s likely to phone me tonight.
A. No doubt he will phone me tonight. C. I doubt if he will phone me tonight.
B. It will be unlikely that he phones me tonight. D. He isn’t thought to phone me tonight.
35. He was unsuccessful in reaching his goal.
A. He tried in vain to reach his goal.

B. However he did his best to reach his goal, he was unsuccessful.
C. He tried best in reaching his goal but in vain.
D. He was impossible to reach his goal.
Mistake identification:
36. When babies are around fifteen months old, they can pick up objects and put themselves
into small containers.
37. The flag is risen at 6.30 every morning without fail.
38. How the earth is in the shadow of the moon, we see an eclipse of the sun.
39. If motorists do not observe the traffic regulations, they will be stopped, ticketed and
have to pay a fine.

40. Long before boats became important in recreation, they were valuable to people for
many essential tasks , included transportation and fishing.
Stress pattern:
41. A. mechanize B. criteria C. irony D. enterprise
42. A. climax B. gazelle C. capture D. poacher
43. A. combat B. equal C. modern D. between
44. A. procedure B. recommend C. financial D. enormous
45. A. popular B. paralyzed C. disabled D. confident
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Reading passage:
As heart disease continues to be the number-one killer in the United States, researchers have become
increasingly interested in identifying the potential risk factors that trigger heart attacks. High-fat diets and

"life in the fast lane" have long been known to contribute to the high incidence of heart failure. But
according to new studies, the list of risk factors may be significantly longer and quite surprising.
Heart failure, for example, appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. A higher percentage of
heart attacks occur in cold weather, and more people experience heart failure on Monday than on any
other day of the week. In addition, people are more susceptible to heart attacks in the first few hours
after waking. Cardiologists first observed this morning phenomenon in the mid-1980, and have since
discovered a number of possible causes. An early-morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate, and
concentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart, may all contribute
to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.
In other studies, both birthdays and bachelorhood have been implicated as risk factors. Statistics reveal
that heart attack rates increase significantly for both females and males in the few days immediately
preceding and following their birthdays. And unmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their
married counterparts. Though stress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk
factors, intense research continues in the hope of further comprehending why and how heart failure is
46. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. cardiology in the 1980s
B. seasonal and temporal patterns of heart attacks
C. risk factors in heart attacks
D. diet and stress as factors in heart attacks
47. In line 2, the word "potential" could best be re-placed by which of the following?
A. harmful B. possible C. unknown D. primary
48. The word "trigger" as used in line 2 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
A. involve B. affect C. cause D. encounter
49. Which of the following could best replace the word "incidence" as used in line 3?
A. increase B. rate C. factor D. chance
50. The author uses the word "temporal" in line 6 to mean
A.affected by B. of a certain date C. regularly D. expected
51. The phrase "susceptible to" in line 8 could best be replaced by
A. aware of B. prone to C. accustomed D. affected by

52. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT a possible cause of many heart attacks?
A. decreased blood flow to the heart B. increase in hormones
C. lower heart rate D. increased blood pressure
53. The word "phenomenon" in line 9 refers to which of the following?
A. habit B. activity C. occurrence D. illness
54. Which of the following is NOT cited as a possible risk factor?
A. getting married B.having a birthday
C. eating fatty foods D. being under stress
55. Which of the following does the passage infer?
A. We now fully understand how risk factors trigger heart attacks.
B. We do not fully understand how risk factors trigger heart attacks.
C. We have not identified many risk factors associated with heart attacks.
D. We recently began to study how risk factors trigger heart attacks.
Sentence completion
56. In the 1950s, many people believed that the more they produced and consumed,
A. were they affluent C. they were affluent
B. the more affluent they were D. they were the more affluent
57. Desserts are arid land areas where _______________ through evaporation than is
gained through precipitation.
A. loses more water C. is more water lost
B. the loss of more water D. more water is lost
58. When wood, natural gas, oil , or any other fuel burns , ______________with
oxygen in the air to produce heat.
A. combining substances in the fuel C. a combination of substances in the fuel
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B. substances in the fuel that combine D. substances in the fuel combine
59. _____________we went swimming.
A. So hot was the day C. Being a hot day
B. It was a hot day D. Due to a hot day

60. Any critic, teacher, librarian, or poet who hopes to broaden poetry’s audience
faces the difficult challenge of persuading skeptical readers_______________.
A. to be important poetry today C. poetry that is important today
B. that poetry is important today D. for poetry to be important today
Gap fills
Why did you decide to read this, and will you keep reading to the end? Do you expect to understand
every single part of it and will you remember anything about it in a fortnight’s (61)_________? Common
sense (62)_________ that the answers to these questions depend on “readability”- whether the
(63)________ matter is interesting, the argument clear and the (64)___________ attractive. But
psychologists are trying to (65)__________why people read - and often don’t read certain things, for
example technical information. They also have examined so much the writing as the readers.
Even the most technically confident people often (66)__________ instructions for video or home
computer in favor of hands - on experience. And people frequently take little notice of consumer
information, whether on nutritional labels or in the small print of contracts. Psychologists researching
reading (67)__________to assume that both beginners and competent readers read everything put in
front of them from start to finish. There are (68)__________among them about the roles of eyes, memory
and brain during the process. Some people believe that fluent readers take in very letter or word they see;
others (69)___________ that readers rely on memory or context to carry them from one phrase to
another. But they have always assumed that the reading process is the same: reading starts,
comprehension(70)__________, then reading stops.
61. A. period B. term C. gap D. time
62. A. transmits B. suggests C. informs D. advises
63. A. subject B. topic C. content D. text
64. A. pattern B. layout C. formation D. assembly
65. A. ensure B. value C. determine D. rate
66. A. miss B. ignore C. pass D. omit
67. A. undertake B. tend C. lead D. consent
68. A. arguments B. objections C. separations D. contests
69. A. urge B. direct C. insist D. press
70. A. establishes B. issues C. occurs D. sets

Reading passage:
You can usually tell when your friends are happy or angry by the looks on their faces or by
their actions. This is useful because reading their emotional expressions helps you to know
how to respond to them. Emotions have evolved to help us respond to important situations
and to convey our intentions to others. But does raising the eyebrows and rounding the
mouth say the same thing in Minneapolis as it does in Madagascar? Much research on
emotional expressions has centered on such questions.
According to Paul Ekman, the leading researcher in this area, people speak and
understand substantially the same “facial language”. Studies by Ekman’s group have
demonstrated that humans share a set of universal emotional expressions that testify to the
common biological heritage of the human species. Smiles, for example, signal happiness and
frowns indicate sadness on the faces of people in such far- flung places as Argentina, Japan,
Spain, Hungary, Poland , Sumatra ,the United States, Vietnam, the jungles of New Guinea ,
and the Eskimo villages north of Artic Circle. Ekman and his colleagues claim that people
everywhere can recognize at least seven basic emotions: sadness, fear, anger, disgust,
contempt, happiness, and surprise. There are, however, huge differences across cultures in
both the context and intensity of emotional displays – the so called display rules. In many
Asian cultures, for example, children are taught to control emotional responses – especially
negative ones- while many American children are encouraged to express their feelings more
openly. Regardless of culture, however, emotions usually show themselves, to some degree ,
in people’s behavior. From their first days of life, babies produce facial expressions that
communicate their feelings.
The ability to read facial expressions develops early, too. Very young children pay close
attention to facial expressions, and by age five, they nearly equal adults in their skill at
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reading emotions on people’s faces. This evidence all points to a biological underpinning for
our abilities to express and interpret a basic set of human emotions. Moreover, as Charles
Darwin pointed out over a century ago, some emotional expressions seem to appear across
species boundaries. Cross - cultural psychologists tell us that certain emotional responses
carry different meanings in different cultures. For example, what emotion do you suppose
might be conveyed by sticking out your tongue? For Americans, this might indicate disgust,
while in China it can signify surprise. Likewise, a grin on an American face may indicate joy,
while on a Japanese face it may just as easily mean embarrassment. Clearly, culture
influences emotional expressions.
71: According to the passage, we respond to others by ______________.
A. observing their looks C. watching their actions
B. observing their emotional expressions D. looking at their faces
72: Many studies on emotional expressions try to answer the question whether
A. different cultures have similar emotional expressions.
B. eyebrow raising means the same in Minneapolis and Madagascar.
C. raising the eyebrows has similar meaning to rounding the mouth.
D. rounding the mouth has the same meaning in Minneapolis and Madagascar.
73: The word “ evolved” in line 3 is closest in meaning to ______________.
A. reduced B. increased C. simplified D. developed
74: Paul Ekman is mentioned in the passage as an example of ________________.
A. lacked many main ingredients
B. researchers on universal language
C. researchers who can speak and understand many languages
D. investigators on universal emotional expressions
75: Smiles and frowns ________________.
A. are universal expressions across cultures
B. do not convey the same emotions in various cultures
C. are not popular everywhere

D. have different meanings in different cultures
76: The biggest difference lies in ________________.
A. how long negative emotions are displayed
B. how intensive emotions are expressed
C. how emotional responses are controlled
D. how often positive emotions are shown
77: Unlike American children, Asian children are encouraged to ________________.
A. control their emotions C. display their emotions openly
B. conceal their positive emotions D. change their behaviour
78: Young children ________________.
A. spend a long time learning to read others’ emotions
B. are sensitive towards others’ emotions
C. make amazing progress in controlling their emotions
D. take time to control their facial expressions
79: The phrase “ this evidence” in line 24 refers to ________________.
A. the fact that children are good at recognizing others’ emotions
B. human facial expressions
C. a biological underpinning for humans to express emotions
D. the fact that children can control their feelings
80: The best title for the passage is ________________.
A. Cultural universals in emotional expressions
B. Ways to control emotional expressions
C. A review of research on emotional expressions
D. Human habit of displaying emotions
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(0,125x 80=10P)
1C 2A 3D 4C 5B 6B 7B 8A 9D 10A
11B 12D 13B 14B 15D 16B 17A 18D 19A 20C
21A 22D 23A 24B 25B 26B 27D 28B 29C 30A

31B 32A 33D 34C 35A 36D 37A 38A 39D 40C
41B 42B 43D 44B 45C 46C 47B 48C 49B 50A
51B 52C 53C 54A 55B 56B 57D 58D 59A 60B
61D 62B 63A 64B 65C 66B 67B 68A 69C 70C
71B 72A 73D 74D 75A 76B 77A 78B 79A 80A
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(Đề thi có 06 trang)
Môn thi: Tiếng Anh
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút
(80 câu trắc nghiệm)
Mã đề thi 198
Họ, tên thí sinh:
Số báo danh:
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE
in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 1: I can’t stand people who treat animals cruelly.
A. cleverly B. reasonably C. gently D. brutally
Question 2: Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity.
A. reveal B. conserve C. cover D. presume
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 3: A. magnificent B. appliances C. potentially D. preservation
Question 4: A. architect B. electric C. mineral D. luxury
Question 5: A. photochemical B. trigonometry C. dramatically D. alphabetical
Question 6: A. imagine B. horizon C. property D. computer
Question 7: A. assassinate B. contributor C. agriculture D. arithmetic

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 8: My father is in charge when Mr. Smith is ______. He took over from him on June 1st.
A. off B. away C. out D. in
Question 9: It is a biological fact that children ______ their parents.
A. take after B. take to C. look up D. care for
Question 10: I can’t ______ who it is. He is too far away.
A. take in B. stand for C. make out D. look for
Question 11: Looking down at the coral reef, we saw ______ of tiny, multi-coloured fish.
A. teams B. flocks C. shoals D. swarms
Question 12: ______ bacteria in foods are killed, as they are during baking or stewing, decay is slowed
A. If B. Should C. What D. Unless
Question 13: - "Well, cats are very good at catching mice around the house."
- “______.”
A. Nothing more to say B. You can say that again
C. Yes, I hope so D. No, dogs are very good, too
Question 14: A bridge must be strong enough to support its own weight _____ the weight of the
people and vehicles that use it.
A. as far as B. as long as C. so well as D. as well as
Question 15: I must take this watch to be repaired as it ______ over 20 minutes a day.
A. accelerates B. increases C. progresses D. gains
Question 16: The hall was very crowded with over a hundred people ______ into it.
A. stuck B. packed C. pushed D. stuffed
Question 17: The operating principles of the telephone are ______ they were in the nineteenth century.
A. the same today B. the same as today C. the same today as D. today what the same
Question 18: - “Shall we go for a swim?”
- “______”
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A. Yes, please B. Yes, we shall C. Yes, we will D. Yes, let’s, shall we?

Question 19: - "Can I get you something to drink?"
- “______”
A. I'd like some Coke, thanks. B. Thank you. You're welcome.
C. Yes, why not? D. Yes, you can, of course.
Question 20: The move to a different environment brought about a significant ______ in my cousin’s
state of mind.
A. change B. impact C. effect D. influence
Question 21: - “Can I carry these suitcases into the room for you?”
- “______”
A. Can you? That’s very kind. B. You can’t, I think!
C. No, you can’t. D. Yes, you can.
Question 22: Although the new library service has been very successful, its future is ______ certain.
A. by all means B. by no means C. at any rate D. by any chance
Question 23: It was with a ______ heart that she said goodbye to all her classmates.
A. solemn B. heavy C. dismal D. grim
Question 24: The forecast predicted ______ weather with snow, sunshine, wind and thunder and that is
just what we have had.
A. variable B. differing C. fluctuating D. various
Question 25: Most of ______ archaeologists know about prehistoric cultures is based on studies of
material remains.
A. what B. these C. which D. their
Question 26: - “Mrs. Brown passed away yesterday.”
- “David has told me that. ______.”
A. By God B. God rest her C. God save the Queen D. God bless
Question 27: My mother ______ me against staying late night after night to prepare for exams.
A. warned B. encouraged C. recommended D. reprimanded
Question 28: That's a nice coat, and the colour ______ you well.
A. fits B. matches C. couples D. suits
Question 29: The man who was driving the truck would not admit that he had been at fault, and ______.
A. neither had the other driver B. neither would the other driver

C. neither the other driver D. the other driver neither
Question 30: We walk in streets where the noise of traffic is almost ______.
A. deafened B. deafness C. deaf D. deafening
Question 31: All members of my family are ______ aware of the need to obey the family rules.
A. well B. much C. greatly D. far
Question 32: The number of homeless people after the flood ______ dramatically.
A. are increasing B. has increased C. increase D. had increased
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is closest in
meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 33: Dissemination of information is frequently carried out via satellite - through local or national
TV networks.
A. Dedication B. Compilation C. Condensing D. Dispersal
Question 34: Trees have to be pruned seasonally or annually to ensure that they continue to bear fruit.
A. weeded B. fertilized C. harvested D. trimmed
Question 35: In rural Midwestern towns of the USA, the decisions that affect most residents are made at
general assemblies in schools and churches.
A. concerts B. public libraries C. gatherings D. prayer services
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 36 to 45.
Easter is a holiday in late March or early April, the first Sunday after the first full moon after 21 March.
Many people (36)______ it with their family or have a short holiday/ vacation. It is also an important
Christian (37)______. Easter Sunday, the day of the Resurrection, is the end of Lent (38)______ the most
important date in the Christian year. Many people who do not go to church at other times go on Easter
Sunday. It was once (39)______ for people to wear new clothes to church on this day. Women
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(40)______new hats, called Easter bonnets. Today, people sometimes make elaborately decorated
Easter bonnets for fun. A few people send Easter (41)______with religious symbols on them or pictures of
small chickens, lambs, rabbits and spring flowers, all traditionally associated (42)______Easter.
The Friday before Easter Sunday is called Good Friday and is (43)______ as the day Christ was

crucified (= hanged on a cross to die). On Good Friday many people eat hot cross buns (= fruit buns
decorated with a simple cross). The Monday after Easter is called Easter Monday. In Britain, Good Friday
and Easter Monday are both (44)______ holidays. In the US, each company decides for itself (45)______
to close or remain open on those days.
Question 36: A. take B. use C. spend D. expend
Question 37: A. fair B. festival C. parade D. carnival
Question 38: A. for B. as C. and D. nor
Question 39: A. familiar B. ordinary C. common D. regular
Question 40: A. put on B. take on C. bore D. wore
Question 41: A. letters B. envelopes C. cards D. notes
Question 42: A. toward B. with C. to D. from
Question 43: A. missed B. recalled C. reminded D. remembered
Question 44: A. family B. nation C. school D. bank
Question 45: A. if B. how C. why D. whether
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs
Question 46: The basic elements of public-opinion research are interviewers, questionnaires,
tabulating equipment, and to sample population.
Question 47: The twins have the same identical birthmarks on their backs
Question 48: Beaten by Holyfield, his position was not highly appreciated in world boxing.
Question 49: Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home resembled that of many other mid-western pioneers,
with its dirt floor, sleeping loft, and crude fireplace.
Question 50: Members of a nation's foreign service represent that country's interests abroad and

report on the conditions, trends, and policies of the country which they are stationed.
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.
At 7pm on a dark, cold November evening, thousands of people are making their way across a vast
car park. They're not here to see a film, or the ballet, or even the circus. They are all here for what is,
bizarrely, a global phenomenon: they are here to see Holiday on Ice. Given that most people don't seem
to be acquainted with anyone who's ever been, the show's statistics are extraordinary: nearly 300 million
people have seen Holiday on Ice since it began in 1943; it is the most popular live entertainment in the
But what does the production involve? And why are so many people prepared to spend their lives
travelling round Europe in caravans in order to appear in it? It can't be glamorous, and it's undoubtedly
hard work. The backstage atmosphere is an odd mix of gym class and workplace. A curtained-off section
at the back of the arena is laughably referred to as the girls' dressing room, but is more accurately
described as a corridor, with beige, cracked walls and cheap temporary tables set up along the length of
it. Each girl has a small area littered with pots of orange make-up, tubes of mascara and long false
As a place to work, it must rank pretty low down the scale: the area round the ice-rink is grey and mucky with rows of dirty blue and brown
plastic seating and red carpet tiles. It's an unimpressive picture, but the show itself is an unquestionably vast, polished global enterprise: the lights come
from a firm in Texas, the people who make the audio system are in California, but Montreal supplies the smoke effects; former British Olympic skater Robin
Cousins is now creative director for the company and conducts a vast master class to make sure they're ready for the show's next performance.
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The next day, as the music blares out from the sound system, the cast start to go through their routines
under Cousins' direction. Cousins says, The aim is to make sure they're all still getting to exactly the right
place on the ice at the right time - largely because the banks of lights in the ceiling are set to those
places, and if the skaters are all half a metre out they'll be illuminating empty ice. Our challenge,' he
continues, 'is to produce something they can sell in a number of countries at the same time. My theory is
that you take those things that people want to see and you give it to them, but not in the way they expect
to see it. You try to twist it. And you have to find music that is challenging to the skaters, because they
have to do it every night.'

It may be a job which he took to pay the rent, but you can't doubt his enthusiasm. 'The only place you'll
see certain skating moves is an ice show,' he says, 'because you're not allowed to do them in competition. It's not
in the rules. So the ice show world has things to offer which the competitive world just doesn't.' Cousins knows what he's talking about because he skated
for the show himself when he stopped competing - he was financially unable to retire. He learnt the hard way that you can't put on an Olympic
performance every night. 'I'd be thinking, these people have paid their money, now do your stuff, and I suddenly thought, "I really can't cope. I'm not
enjoying it".' The solution, he realised, was to give 75 per cent every night, rather than striving for the sort of twice-a-year excellence which won him
To be honest, for those of us whose only experience of ice-skating is watching top-class Olympic
skaters, some of the movements can look a bit amateurish, but then, who are we to judge? Equally, it's
impossible not to be swept up in the whole thing; well, you'd have to try pretty hard not to enjoy it.
Question 51: According to paragraph 1 the writer is surprised to see that although Holiday on Ice is popular ______.
A. people often prefer other types of show
B. people prefer to see a film, the ballet, or the circus
C. most people consider it as a holiday
D. few people know someone who has seen it
Question 52: From the phrase "it must rank pretty low down the scale" in paragraph 3 we can infer that ______.
A. Holiday on Ice has rather poor working condition B. Holiday on Ice has a very dirty place to work
C. skaters do not enjoy working in this place D. skaters do not earn much money from the job
Question 53: Which of the following adjectives can be used to describe the backstage area?
A. glamorous B. relaxing C. messy D. old
Question 54: It is mentioned in paragraph 3 that ______.
A. many companies are involved in the production B. it is difficult to find suitable equipment
C. the show needs financial support D. the show has been staged in many places
Question 55: For Robin Cousins, the aim of the rehearsal is ______.
A. to keep in time with the music B. to adjust the spotlights
C. to be acquainted with the stage D. to position the skaters on the ice
Question 56: Cousins's theory on how to produce shows for different audiences is that ______.
A. he adapts movements to suit everyone B. he selects suitable music
C. he presents performances in an unexpected way D. he varies the routines every night
Question 57: It is suggested in paragraph 5 that skating in shows ______.

A. enables skaters to visit a variety of places B. is as competitive as other forms of skating
C. can be particularly well paid D. allows skaters to try out original skating moves
Question 58: The pronoun "them" in paragraph 5 refers to ______.
A. certain skating moves B. some famous skaters
C. some live performances D. certain ice shows
Question 59: The phrase "the hard way" in paragraph 5 most likely means ______.
A. by working very hard B. by having expectations of others
C. through personal experience D. through doing things again and again
Question 60: Which of the following is the writer's conclusion of Holiday on Ice?
A. Olympic ice-skating is more enjoyable than Holiday on Ice.
B. Everyone should enjoy watching Holiday on Ice.
C. Holiday on Ice requires more skills than Olympic ice-skating.
D. It is hard to know who really enjoys Holiday on Ice.
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 61 to 70.
Being aware of one’s own emotions – recognizing and acknowledging feelings as they happen – is at
the very heart of Emotional Intelligence. And this awareness encompasses not only moods but also
thoughts about those moods. People who are able to monitor their feelings as they arise are less likely to
be ruled by them and are thus better able to manage their emotions.
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Managing emotions does not mean suppressing them; nor does it mean giving free rein to every
feeling. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, one of several authors who have popularized the notion of
Emotional Intelligence, insisted that the goal is balance and that every feeling has value and significance.
As Goleman said, “A life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from
the richness of life itself.” Thus, we manage our emotions by expressing them in an appropriate manner.
Emotions can also be managed by engaging in activities that cheer us up, soothe our hurts, or reassure
us when we feel anxious.
Clearly, awareness and management of emotions are not independent. For instance, you might think
that individuals who seem to experience their feelings more intensely than others would be less able to
manage them. However, a critical component of awareness of emotions is the ability to assign meaning

to them – to know why we are experiencing a particular feeling or mood. Psychologists have found that,
among individuals who experience intense emotions, individual differences in the ability to assign
meaning to those feelings predict differences in the ability to manage them. In other words, if two
individuals are intensely angry, the one who is better able to understand why he or she is angry will also
be better able to manage the anger.
Self-motivation refers to strong emotional self-control, which enables a person to get moving and
pursue worthy goals, persist at tasks even when frustrated, and resist the temptation to act on impulse.
Resisting impulsive behavior is, according to Goleman, “the root of all emotional self-control.”
Of all the attributes of Emotional Intelligence, the ability to postpone immediate gratification and to
persist in working toward some greater future gain is most closely related to success – whether one is
trying to build a business, get a college degree, or even stay on a diet. One researcher examined whether
this trait can predict a child’s success in school. The study showed that 4-year-old children who can delay
instant gratification in order to advance toward some future goal will be “far superior as students” when
they graduate from high school than will 4-year-olds who are not able to resist the impulse to satisfy their
immediate wishes.
Question 61: Which of the following can we infer from paragraph 1?
A. If people pay attention to their feelings, they will not be able to manage them.
B. If people pay attention to their feelings, they can control their emotions better.
C. People who can manage their emotions will be controlled by them.
D. Some people can understand their feelings better than others.
Question 62: The word “soothe” in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by ______.
A. worsen B. reduce C. weaken D. relieve
Question 63: According to paragraphs 1 to 3, people should be aware of their emotions so that they can
A. stop feeling angry B. manage their emotions appropriately
C. experience feelings more intensively D. explain their emotions to others
Question 64: From paragraph 2, we can see that Daniel Goleman ______.
A. wrote about Emotional Intelligence
B. studied how people manage their emotions
C. trained people to increase their Emotional Intelligence

D. treated patients who had emotional problems
Question 65: All of the following are mentioned in paragraph 2 about our emotions EXCEPT ______.
A. we can manage our emotions B. we should ignore some feelings
C. every feeling is important D. emotions are part of a satisfying life
Question 66: The word “critical” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. indecisive B. inessential C. dynamic D. important
Question 67: The word “them” in paragraph 3 refers to ______.
A. intense emotions B. psychologists C. individuals D. individual differences
Question 68: In paragraph 3, the author explains the concept of awareness and management of
emotions by ______.
A. giving an example of why people get angry
B. describing how people learn to control their emotions
C. comparing how two people might respond to an intense emotion
D. explaining why some people are not aware of their emotions
Question 69: The word “pursue” in paragraph 4 mostly means ______.
A. be involved in something B. improve or develop something
C. try to achieve something D. find out about something
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Question 70: According to paragraph 5, children might be more successful in school if they can resist
impulses because they can ______.
A. have more friends at school B. easily understand new information
C. focus on their work and not get distracted D. be more popular with their teachers
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is DIFFERENT in
meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 71: I am sure it was by mistake that he took your calculator.
A. It is a mistake that he took your calculator.
B. He must have taken your calculator by mistake.
C. I am sure he didn’t take your calculator deliberately.
D. It is certain he didn’t take your calculator on purpose.
Question 72: It would be a good idea if you went and asked her yourself.

A. I advise you to go and ask her yourself.
B. You went and asked her yourself and that was good.
C. I suggest you go and ask her yourself.
D. Why don’t you go and ask her yourself?
Question 73: For fear of waking up the family, Trung tiptoed upstairs.
A. The family feared when Trung tiptoed upstairs.
B. Trung tiptoed upstairs so as not to wake up the family.
C. Trung tiptoed upstairs lest the family should be woken up.
D. Trung tiptoed upstairs because he didn’t want to wake up the family.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines
each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 74: Phillip snored all night. I didn't sleep a wink.
A. I didn't sleep a wink, which made Philip snore all night.
B. Philip snored all night as a result of my sleeplessness.
C. What with Philip snoring all night, I didn't sleep a wink.
D. What made Philip snore all night was my sleeplessness.
Question 75: You’d better take the keys. It’s possible I’ll come home late.
A. You’d better take the keys as I possibly come home late.
B. You’d better take the keys in case I come home late.
C. I’ll probably come home late so that you’d better take the keys.
D. If I come home late, you’d better take the keys.
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 76: “You don’t appreciate me,” she said.
A. She complained that he took her for granted. B. She said that he didn’t take her for granted.
C. She suggested that he shouldn’t appreciate her. D. She told him not to appreciate her.
Question 77: “Be careful! The knife is sharp!” she shouted.
A. Because the knife was sharp, she ordered me to be careful.
B. Because of the sharp knife, she shouted to me to be careful.
C. Being careful, she asked me if the knife was sharp.

D. She told me to be careful as the knife was sharp.
Question 78: Ann is not really cut out for teaching.
A. Teaching does not really suit Ann. B. Ann does not want to become a teacher.
C. Ann cannot give up her career as teacher. D. Ann does not like teaching at all.
Question 79: “I will pay back the money, Linda,” said Helen.
A. Helen apologized to Linda for borrowing her money.
B. Helen offered to pay Linda the money back.
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C. Helen suggested paying back the money to Linda.
D. Helen promised to pay back Linda’s money.
Question 80: He is an authority on primitive religion.
A. He is famous for his vast knowledge of primitive religion.
B. He has authority over the people who practise primitive religion.
C. He has a great influence on the people who practise primitive religion.
D. He has official permission to practice primitive religion.

1C 2A 3D 4B 5C 6C 7C 8B 9A 10C
11C 12A 13B 14D 15D 16B 17C 18D 19A 20A
21A 22B 23B 24A 25A 26B 27A 28D 29B 30D
31A 32D 33D 34D 35C 36C 37B 38C 39C 40D
41C 42B 43D 44D 45D 46F 47B 48B 49B 50C
51D 52A 53C 54A 55D 56C 57D 58A 59C 60B
61B 62D 63B 64A 65B 66D 67A 68C 69C 70C
71A 72B 73A 74C 75B 76A 77D 78A 79D 80A
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