Đề luyện thi Cao Đẳng - Đại Học - Đề số 40
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ĐỀ LUYỆN THI CAO ĐẲNG - ĐẠI HỌC - ĐỀ SỐ 40
I. Find the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other three in each question.
ought ought ought ought
ow ow ow ow
ush ush ush ush
an ad anks any
II. Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question.
Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
I didn’t think that his crazy idea had any real value, but it obviously is.
So was the force of the storm that trees were uprooted.
Scarcely had I entered the room that the phone rang.
A lot of meetings have been held, but nothing has being decided yet.
Little Columbus did know, crossing the Atlantic in 1492, that his voyage would change the course of history forever.
It is a wide spreading belief that if you lose weight you will be healthier. Most people think so.
Halley’s Comet appears so rarely that only do a few people have the opportunity to view it more than once in their lifetime.
Cellular telephones are now such convenient that a business person can and often does save valuable office time by efficiently making telephone calls.
IV. From the four words or phrases (A, B,C, or D), choose the one that best completes the sentence.
The sinking of the oil tanker resulted in a ___ environmental disaster.
The theatre ___ stood up and cheered at the end of the play.
Some environmentally-conscious film stars came to the Oscar ceremony in their hybrid cars ___ in limousines.
I’d rather you___ the deal in writing by the end of next week.
Look at the words ___ and answer the following questions.
I’m not too ___ on classical music.
London’s famous black taxis are a common ___ in the streets of the city.
Once you have ___ on a price, make sure there are no hidden or extra charges.
“You’re looking rather pleased with yourself.” – “Suppose your boss ___ you a big bonus, you would too.”
Every person’s DNA is different, ___ no two fingerprints are the same.
The two friends kept arguing on holiday because one wanted to lie on the beach all day while the ___ wanted to visit old castles and museums.
His rudeness brought ___ the surface all the anger she had kept hidden inside her for months.
“You’re looking tired.” – “I’m exhausted. I wish my neighbours ___ loud music when I’m trying to sleep.”
He had such charm that he could make ___ the shyest of people feel at ease.
Everyone in our house has their ___ hobbies and interests.
He does not like talking about work when he is ___ holiday.
After an increase in bad behavior, the Head teacher decided the school needed a new ___ of rules.
What to watch on television often ___ arguments in our house.
The weather is so bad you could be ___ for thinking that it was winter.
___ he passed his exam, he was very disappointed with his grade.
John felt quite a(n) ___ to buy the suit because it was half price, but, as he had a lot of bills, he decided against it.
I hope the coach will be making a stop for refreshments soon, as I can’t wait to ___ my legs for a few minutes.
While aspirin produces fewer ___ reactions than many other painkillers, it offers little relief in cases of severe or chronic headache.
What I actually earn bears no ___ to all my needs.
When Steve asked if we had a “clothes horse”, I didn’t know what he was talking about – apparently, it’s a(n) ___ expression used in British English for a frame on which to hang clothes.
To alleviate the ___ of working in the egg-packing factory, the workers gossip and discuss the previous night’s TV programmers as they work.
I’m getting so ___ that I can’t even remember what I came into this room for.
Joe almost didn’t recognize his manager when he saw her at the football match, as she was dressed ___ in jeans and a T-Shirt.
Californian and Texan companies seem willing to ___ cheap Mexican labor, paying fruit pickers low wages and providing poor accommodation for them.
The director thanked everyone that had donated prizes for the charity raffle for their ___ and for helping to make the event a success.
The family of six lived in a small and ___ furnished apartment- they had only one table, three chairs, and three beds between them.
If you don’t ___ more time to your studies, you are bound to do badly this semester.
While these drugs cannot actually cure an AIDS patient, they can halt the ___ of his or her condition.
The Earth rotates on its axis as it ___ around the Sun.
One of the biggest environmental problems today is what to do with the ___ from nuclear power plants.
It’s a tremendous task so I’m rather pessimistic about Roger’s chances. Even if he ___ how to begin.
Let’s start by agreeing to one thing: the police should keep away from the place as long as the fans___ trouble.
All the guests seemed to have enjoyed the party, although Ann ___ some more attractive records.
We live very far from the station, so she ___ a taxi because she got there just ten minutes after the arrival of the train.
V. Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space
What’s in a name? In the case of the secretary, it can be something rather surprising. The dictionary call a secretary “anyone who handles correspondence, keeps records and does clerical work for others”. But while this particular job (56) ___ looks a bit (57) ___ , the word’s original meaning is a hundred times more exotic and perhaps more (58) ___. The word itself has been with us since the 14th century and comes from the mediaeval Latin word secretaries meaning “something hidden”. Secretaries started out as those members of staff with knowledge hidden from others, the silent ones mysteriously (59) ___ the secret machinery of organizations.
A few years ago “something hidden “ probably meant (60) ___ out of sight, tucked away with all the other secretaries and typists. A good secretary was an unremarkable one, efficiently (61) ___ orders, and then returning mouse –like to his or her station behind the typewriter, but, with the (62) ___ of new technology, the job (63) ___ upgraded itself and the role has changed to one closer to the original meaning. The skills required are more (64) ___and more technical. Companies are (65) ___ that secretarial staff should already be (66) ___ trained in, or at least familiar with, a (67) ___ of word processing on some administration, some personnel work and some research. The professionals in the (68) ___ business see all these developments as (69) ___ the jobs which secretaries are being asked to do.
It may also encourage a dramatic (70) ___ in office practice. In the past it was usual to regard the secretary as almost dehumanised, to be seen and not heard.
VI. Read the passages and the questions or unfinished sentences. Then choose the answer – A, B, C, or D- that you think fits best.
The Hindenburg was the last in a series of airships designed to carry passengers and cargo over long distances. It could carry fifty passengers in twenty-five luxury cabins with all the comforts of a first class hotel. Cruising at 125 km per hour, it could cross the Atlantic in half the time of the great luxury ocean liners, which had been built to compete with it. But in 1937, the Hindenburg came to an unfortunate end in New Jersey just as it was about to land. In spite of extensive safety precautions, the highly flammable hydrogen with which it was filled burst into flames. Remarkably though, sixty-two of the ninety-seven people on board were able to escape.
It is clear from the passage that ___.
The passage tells us that ___.
It is stated in the passage that___.
Love them or hate them, online, shops are here to stay, and more and more are appearing on the world wide web every day. Shopping online should be quick, easy and, above all, safe, but many people still feel uncomfortable about doing business on the net. By following the advice below, you can ensure that your shopping trip in cyberspace is a successful one.
Before you purchase an item online, make sure that the website you are buying from is secure. Many websites use special technology to encrypt the credit card information that customers send over the Internet. If a site does not tell you that they are using this technology, you could also look for an icon of a locked padlock on your status bar.
Many websites ask you to choose a password to the one you use to log on to your computer or network. Never use your address, date of birth, phone number or other recognizable words as your password. Instead, pick at least five letters of each word in a song title and throw in some numbers and punctuation marks. For example, “wyslmt&
Never e-mail anyone your password and credit card details. Only give them in a secure connection on a website. You should make sure that you are not making your personal information accessible to thieves as this will allow them to impersonate you. “Theft of identity” which involves someone accessing your bank account, getting credits or loans in your name, or using your credit card details to purchase products, is a growing problem these days. If you don’t like the idea of giving your credit card details over the Internet, most online stores allow you to order online and pay over the Internet, most online stores allow you to order online and pay over the phone. However, you should be sure to make a note of the company’s phone number, the date and time of your call and the name of the person you spoke to.
These tips should ensure that you will have a safe and easy shopping experience. However, as in all areas of life, it is important to have faith in your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable buying an item over the Internet, or if you do not trust a website one hundred percent, then you may well be right. Happy shopping!
The number of online shops is ___.
Website may not be secure if ___.
A password is not safe if ___.
If you have to write your password down, you should ___.
You should not give information about your credit card ___.
“Theft of identity” is when___.
Don’t buy a product online if ___.