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ĐỀ LUYỆN THI CAO ĐẲNG - ĐẠI HỌC - ĐỀ SỐ 41
I. Find the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other three in each question
eat eat eat eat
ed ed ed ed
adventure adverb advent advocate
able ation ansfer ate
II. Find the word with the stress pattern different form that of the other three words in each question.
III. Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
Having begun his career as a journalist in Italy, Federico Fellini became a renowned film director and writer, and winning several prestigious awards for his works.
Just when the city had finished rebuilding from a devastating hurricane of three years earlier, came along another hurricane that created further damage.
Craftsmen are people who provide services in return of money.
The police are trying to locate Smith’s brother in order to ask him some questions. But nobody seems to be familiar to his whereabouts.
We have dinner tonight with the Browns, and I’d like to invite you to come along.
Japan has long being considered an economic superpower.
Mark thought his year in Spain will be easy and carefree, but it turned out quite differently.
Mary and John will certainly be able to afford plane tickets to Dallas because they’ll earn a lot of money by the time December rolls around
IV. From the four words or phrases (A, B, C, or D), choose the one that best completes the sentence.
“I shouldn’t have missed Mary’s party.”
“It’s a pity you ___; we had a lovely time.”
It was a lovely resort, ___ at night when there was so much to do.
Most people have experienced a disastrous holiday at ___ time on another.
My noisy neighbours were to ___ for the fact that I could not sleep last night.
We’re spending our holidays on the ___ this summer.
Professor Knight came ___ this extraordinary document in the archives of the War Office.
He regrets ___ enough time to finish the exercises.
“Do you mind if I tell Mary about your trip?”
“Well, I’d rather you ___ anyone else about it.”
A good teacher will always be aware of the ___ of his or her students and consider these when planning lessons.
At the party he tried to play both contemporary and older music in order to ___ all the guests.
The hotel makes a ___ effort to ensure that guests enjoy their stay.
She believes that cruelty to animals has no place in the ___ world.
Companies have not been ___ to see the benefits offered by the Internet.
I wish I ___ their help when it was offered.
I have decided to ___ your offer of some extra lessons.
The scheme is ___ new, but people are already getting used to it.
The manager was very pleased because he could see that sales were increasing ___.
Talking to him is ___ talking to a brick wall!
Suppose she ___ that outrageous story circulating around the office; she’d be furious!
I don’t want to ___ the next episode of that programme.
It would ___ you good to get away for a few days.
He said that getting his new job was due to good luck, because he just happened to be in the right place at the right ___.
The TV stations ___ for the largest number of viewers.
He has ___ his studies and I doubt that he will pass the exam.
He’s a bit inclined to lose his ___ and shout at people if our team are losing the match.
The new video shop has a wide range of titles to choose ___.
A lot of people enjoyed the new Star Wars film because of its spectacular ___ effects.
The basketball team worked hard to ___ the score.
I’m sorry I broke your mug; I’ll buy you a new one to ___ up for it.
The transport strike resulted ___ complete traffic chaos in the centre of the city.
“Why are you glaring at me?”
“You treat me as if I ___ your slave.”
Frozen foods are usually cheap, ___ fresh products can be quite expensive.
No matter how many great roles he plays in the future, he will always be ___ with the one that made him famous.
Certain illnesses are ___ - in other words, you get them from your parents – while others come from a variety of sources.
According to the Geneva Convention, prisoners of war should not be treated cruelly, but should be dealt with as ___ as possible.
It‘s time you___ about your future.
There was a certain amount of ___ among the fire –fighters with the pay rise they had been offered.
I hope you all don’t get ___ by this minor defeat – our performance is improving all the time and we could win our next match.
“I can’t think of a good excuse for being late.”
“You ___ be honest and tell the truth.”
V. Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR LIFE
From next year, every student in their final year at our school will study for a compulsory Diploma of Practical Achievement. This will be in addition to the (56) ___ examinations. Up to now, the course has been optional, but from now on every student must (57) ___ it.
The aim is to (58) ___ students with “life skills”, which the Diploma divides into eight categories. These cover a range of things (59) ___ to life beyond school, from sending an e-mail to (60) ___ presentations to an audience. Under the heading “survival”, (61) ___, students can learn car maintenance, first aid and cooking. We have discovered that many students cannot do simple things such as (62) ___ a puncture or boil an egg. At the other (63) ___, the Diploma includes such things as how to design a webpage and how to ___ (64) if someone has a heart attack. It has been called a “Diploma in Common Sense”.
On the course, students will not be taught in the traditional (65) ___, but rather will be guided and encouraged to do things for themselves. This is above all a (66) ___ “hand-on” course. To a greater or lesser (67) ___, good schools have always tried to (68) ___ these skills. Unfortunately, students have not always (69) ___ much interest because such skills are not directly related to passing exams for higher education. We hope this will change now that we have a proper course that will (70) ___ to a recognised diploma.
VI. Read the passages and the questions or unfinished sentences. Then choose the answer –A, B, C, or D- that you think fits best.
While you are reading this I would like you to smile. And why am I asking you to force a smile while you are in the office or on the train, or while pouring out your cornflakes? Because I would like you to understand what it is like to be a receptionist. I would like you to have some idea of how it feels to smile continually for most of the day.
But beneath this happy exterior, the life of the receptionist is supposedly a miserable affair. It is like a famous actress hiding her tragedy behind a glittering showbiz persona. For receptionists are bored, isolated and, to be honest, want a little respect. Or so says a survey conducted by recruitment consultant Maine-Tucker. A third of surveyed receptionists complained that being bored in your job is rather par for the course. It is like going to school and hating the double maths lessons even if you are the maths teacher. That said, of course, the receptionist has the responsibility of not looking bored at all. All yawns must be hidden. The receptionist simply does not have the luxury of being able to put her head in her hands, and swear loudly in the middle of the afternoon.
One fifth claimed that they felt cut off from the rest of the company, especially those working in larger organizations. All they get is a touch of the hat and a brief hello as the rest of the company walks past first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. There is no chatting about last night’s excitement.
The receptionist is often viewed as the face of a company. She or he is more than likely the first person visitors will meet when they enter the building. Therefore the receptionist has to look smartly turned out. There can’t be any spilled food on your blouse or spinach stuck clothing allowance to ensure that they always look presentable. It is the absolute opposite of the snobbish reception you get in designer clothing stores. This is where the smiling comes in. A genuine open – lipped smile suggests warmth and openness.
But being a receptionist is not merely about answering telephones and calling up to the fourth floor to say “Mr. Jones, Mr. Garfunkel is in reception.” It is often about dealing with customers or clients who are upset, or annoyed, or downright livid. The receptionist might have to listen to a visitor’s dissatisfaction with the company as a whole, or about having to wait to speak to somebody in the firm, or even that he missed his train to work this morning and had to pay for a cab. Some customers may be violent or threatening. Indeed the Maine-Tucker report found that 28% of those surveyed wanted to be treated with more respect by both staff and visitors.
At a time when the role of secretary is viewed as increasingly important, where a business cannot work without someone who understands the technology and all the detail of running the office, receptionists are feeling particularly overlooked.
The potential for promotion from a secretarial position is ever more likely. But for a receptionist to go quickly up the career ladder is a much more difficult task. It is in smaller companies, especially in stations everyone, whatever their job, gets to contribute to a project. In this way, receptionists may get the chance to show that they have skills beyond the front desk, and are eligible for promotion. Now that is a reason for smiling.
Where is the article taken from?
According to the survey which is not true of receptionists?
The writer suggests that ___.
Some receptionists are given a clothing allowance because ___.
The phrase ‘downright livid” means ___.
The writer says that secretaries ___ .
Receptionists are happier in smaller companies because ___.
One of the strangest sea stories in that of the sailing ship Mary Celeste. On November 5th 1872, she left New York bound for Genoa with a cargo of industrial alcohol and eleven people on board. A month later, she was seen by another ship, but the captain noticed that the Mary Celeste was sailing strangely, and decided to investigate. He found the ship to be completely deserted. The sails were set and in good condition, there was plenty of food and water, all the crew’s personal possessions were on board, and there was food and drink on the cabin table. No one has ever been able to explain what happened, though there have been explanations varying from a mutiny among the crew to aliens in a spaceship taking everyone way.
The reason why there was no on board the Mary Celeste ___.
The Mary Celeste was sailing strangely because ___.
It is clear from the passage that ___.