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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC LẦN 1 NĂM 2014
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH

Thời gian: 90 phút.

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 1: Larry was so absorbed in his novel that he forgot about his dinner cooking in the oven.
A. engrossed B. obliged C. enlivened D. excelled

Question 2: The old utilities building was demolished and a new highrise took its place.
A. renovated B. remodeled C. razed D. reconciled

Question 3: The driver of the car was liable for the damages caused to the passenger.
A. arrested B. legally responsible C. liberate D. proposed

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 4: The shop assistant is ill-mannered.
A. courteous B. tight-fisted C. impolite D. compliant

Question 5: Relations between the two countries have deteriorated considerably in the last year.
A. improved B. exasperated C. withdrew D. diminished

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 6: A. initiate B. eradicate C. advocate D. exaggerate
Question 7: A. elegant B. financial C. accurate D. slippery
Question 8: A. catastrophe B. civilian C. aviation D. philosophy
Question 9: A. comprise B. proceed C. devote D. combat
Question 10: A. vulnerable B. complicated C. sustainable D. admirable

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 11: The Martins have confirmed their strong __________ to charity actions by donating a lump sum of money again.
A. compliance B. reliance C. assignment D. commitment

Question 12: The Smiths wanted to give their son every advantage. However they now regret ________him by providing too many material possessions.
A. having spoiled B. having been spoiled C. to have spoiled D. to have been spoiled

Question 13: The other party has raised a number of __________ to the reforms in the tax system.
A. problems B. objections C. difficulties D. complaints

Question 14: ________, it wasn’t sufficiently vast to hold the city library.
A. Despite the huge B. Huge although the building was
C. Huge though the building was D. The building was huge so

Question 15: _________ , send me the bill.
A. Should any of this cost you anything B. If any of this cost you anything
C. If it was to cost you anything D. If it weren’t for the cost

Question 16: We just don’t have the money to do the work, _________ you think it is.
A. necessity though B. however necessary
C. whenever necessary D. no matter how necessity

Question 17: ________ the enthusiasm of the teacher, the school play would never have been performed
A. If it weren’t for B. Except for C. But for D. Apart from

Question 18: It is most likely to appeal ______ the younger generation
A. at B. to C. with D. on

Question 19: _________ my sister three times a today but her number’s always engaged.
A. I’d phoned B. I’ve phoned C. I’ve been phoning D. I’d have phoned

Question 20: When I got home I looked at the bill and realized the restaurant _________ it up wrong so I’d paid
too much.
A. must have added B. could have added C. should have added D. would have added

Question 21: We should visit Bath. It’s ________ city.
A. a historical and interesting B. an interesting and historical
C. a historical interesting D. an interesting historical

Question 22: The jury _________ her compliments on her excellent knowledge of the subject.
A. paid B. gave C. made D. said

Question 23: Mary: “I thought you were going to accept the offer.” John: “______.”
A. My lips are sealed B. I’m having second thoughts
C. I’m afraid I haven’t a clue D. I like that

Question 24: Tom: “Sorry I can’t make a bigger donation” Kyle: “_______”
A. Be my guest B. I could do with one C. Every little helps D. Help yourself

Question 25: The insurance company say that the payment is subject to delay. ________, they are going to take a while to pay me.
A. In other words B. Consequently C. Secondly D. After all

Question 26: The manager called in my new colleagues, one or two ________I had met already.
A. who B. whom C. of whom D. of who

Question 27: You’ll get a free month’s subscription, ________ you renew your membership by the end of January
A. unless B. however C. were D. provided

Question 28: There were _______ few tickets sold that the concert was cancelled.
A. a B. very C. so D. such

Question 29: Police are reported _______illegal drugs in a secret hiding-place in the star’s home.
A. they have found B. having found C. to find D. to have found

Question 30: Don’t worry about making a noise. The children are wide _______
A. waking B. awake C. woken D. awoke

Question 31: It is vital that we _______ a change in people’s attitude.
A. bring down B. bring back C. bring about D. look after

Question 32: Did you notice Bob trying to ________ doing the washing up?
A. get up to B. break out of C. get out of D. get along with

Question 33: I don’t suppose anyone will volunteer, _______?
A. will they B. do I C. won’t anyone D. won’t he

Question 34: The business became ______
A. the more profitable B. more and more profitable
C. more much profitable D. profitable and profitable

Question 35: “Wait a minute,” said Frank, ________
A. running through the door B. run through the door
C. ran through the door D. runs through the door

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 36: The woman was smuggling cigarettes into the country. Customs officers caught her.
A. Customs officers caught the woman smuggle cigarettes into the country.
B. The woman was caught smuggling cigarettes into the country by customs officers.
C. Cigarettes were caught to smuggle into the country by customs officers.
D. Customs officers caught cigarettes smuggling into the country by the woman.

Question 37: He has a very heavy work load. It is difficult for him to travel.
A. He has such heavy work load that it is difficult for him to travel.
B. He has so heavy work load that it is difficult for him to travel.
C. He has so heavy a work load that it is difficult for him to travel.
D. He found it difficult to travel because of his heavy work load.

Question 38: People lack clean water. This is a major cause of disease
A. People lack of clean water, which is a major cause of disease
B. The lack of clean water is a major cause of disease.
C. People lack clean water is a major cause of disease.
D. A major cause of disease lack clean water

Question 39: One man is tipped to become the new President. He is little known outside his own country
A. One man who tipped to become the new President is little known outside his own country
B. The man tipped to become the new President is little known outside his own country
C. The man who is tipped to become the new President little knows outside his own country
D. Knowing little outside his country, the man is tipped to become the new President.

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