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ĐỀ LUYỆN THI CAO ĐẲNG - ĐẠI HỌC - ĐỀ SỐ 42
I. Find the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other in each question.
intimate ysics istory eive
other onkey opium onion
ch chen ch chair
s s s s
II. Find the word with the stress pattern different from 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.
I am old enough and, please, don’t treat me as a child.
Toy manufacturers must be extremely careful to making their products safe in order to protect the children who use them from being injured.
In plants, roots serve to absorb and conduct water and dissolved minerals, to anchor the plant, and to storing food.
When Luis was growing up in Brazil, his family would have lots of animals, but they don’t anymore.
An American literary legend, Tom Sawyer was able to get his friends paint the fence by pretending that the chore to be done was a special privilege.
The flight from Chicago never gets in on time, and neither does the flight from Atlanta too.
Only Catherine and Sally did they pass the final examination.
Prices of fuel have gone up as a result of exterior factor, such as the increase of prices on foreign markets or diminished production in the Middle East.
IV. From the four words or phrases (A, B, C, or D), choose the one that best completes the sentence
I was very surprised that nobody reacted ___ he was trying to do.
Stress can often ___ a small problem into a crisis.
Both gangsters were fairly sure there was no danger ___.
The letter was now illegible, as he’d ___ it into a puddle.
Dogs must ___ on a leash at all times.
After you’ve ___ your brother at the swimming pool, could you do some shopping for me?
As a result of the storm, many fallen power ___ were reported.
“It’s a pity Sarah is still unemployed.” – “Yes, if only she ___ university.”
We could not afford a holiday ___ you got another part –time job.
The old lady ___ her bag for fear she might lose it.
His rude behaviour is not ___ in our school.
He managed to fit his gags in quite ___ even though there was limited space.
If only she ___ to her principles, she wouldn’t have been led astray.
Tourists visiting the area are ___ not to drink the tap water.
I haven’t been ___ of the change in the schedule.
You need quite a lot of oil to ___ chips.
Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, was once captured as a slave and spent five years in ___ in Algiers before a Roman Catholic group paid a ransom for his release.
Vitamins and minerals are ___ for good health, and so, without a supply of them in sufficient amounts, our health will suffer.
No matter what her mother offered her, Sian ___ refused to babysit her younger sister.
Wow! That new outfit really ___ you, Veronica, you look fantastic!
Much of her talent for teaching ___ in her ability to understand common fears and problems that her students experience.
This season ticket___ you to use all of the gym’s facilities at no further cost.
I like listening to the radio while ___ the housework.
He took the job as a way of ___ useful experience.
“Susan looks ready to cry”.
“It looks as if Peter ___ her birthday again!”
Nowadays you can access the Internet wherever you are in the ___.
If you visit Amsterdam, you are ___ to see people riding their bicycles.
Archaeologists found remains of a(n) ___ city dating back several thousand years.
He wanted to change his mobile phone ___ a new one with Internet access.
As times have ___, so have attitudes towards the role of women in society.
All Sukie’s attempts to kill the ants in her house seem ___as they always comeback in even greater numbers.
The stages in this computer game get ___ more difficult, with stage one being the easiest and stage ten being the hardest.
The health and safety inspector closed the food shop down until it could ___ with health and safety regulations.
Despite giving him ___ that she would not sell the business to a competitor, she did exactly that.
I was very young when my grandmother died, but I can still remember her so ___, especially her snow-white hair pulled back tightly in a bun and the scent of the rose water that she wore.
The train out of Oxford was very crowded on Friday night because it was ___ with university students going home for the holidays.
Various types of gulls and ducks visit Lake Balkhash, and, occasionally, swans and pink-backed pelicans are also___.
Sarah’s mother has a(n) ___ with cleanliness and washes her hands countless times a day, until they are red raw.
It was ___ of Thomas not to milk the cows and to leave them in discomfort all night.
The injury to her knee forced the football player to ___ surgery and miss many matches last season.
“I always admire your lawn, Mr. Preston, I guess you must cut the grass almost every day.” – “Well, I’m often away for a week or longer, but of course, I must ___.”
V. Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.
AN ANCIENT CURSE EXPLAINED
The archaeologist Howard Carter died in Egypt only five months after uncovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Upper Valley of the Nile. Twenty-five others involved in the project also died within a year of the excavation of the tomb. Newspapers at the time (58) ___ the deaths to the “Mummy’s Curse” after a journalist (59) ___ to have found a hieroglyphic inscription at the entrance to the tomb. The writer Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, (60) ___ of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, also advanced the story, insisting that a “pharaoh’s curse” was (61) ___ for the deaths. Doctors have long speculated that they (62) ___ victim to some sort of bacteria, but now Dr. Nicola Di Paolo, a kidney disease expert and (63) ___ archaeologist has obtained the first clinical proof of the (64) ___ growth of a (65) ___ toxic microscopic fungus. “In tombs which have been closed for centuries, air and damp may penetrate minute cracks in the walls, (66) ___ the growth of poisonous moulds,” Di Paulo said recently. He speculated that an explorer who entered a tomb that had been closed for centuries without using a mask must have inhaled dust full of toxins from the mould. (67) ___, he said, researchers handling the mummy and other (68) ___ found in Tutankhamen’s tomb could have breathed in the toxic mould. While small (69) ___ are thought to be (70) ___, Di Paolo said long-term exposure could be fatal, causing severe degeneration of the kidneys and liver.
VI. Read the passages and the questions or unfinished sentences. Then choose the answer –A, B, C, or D- that you think fits best.
Vitamin C occurs most abundantly in oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and raw tomatoes and cabbage. Several other fruits and vegetables, including potatoes, contain lesser amounts. It is, however, easily destroyed by cooking. Vitamin C is necessary for the development of bones, teeth, blood vessels, and other tissues, and plays a part in the functioning of most of the cells in the body. Deficiency shows itself in painful hemorrhages around the bones and in swollen, bleeding gums, a condition called scurvy. For a long time, in the days when a sailor’s diet consisted of salted and dried food and ship’s biscuits, scurvy was the curse of sailors on long voyages.
It is obvious from the passage that vitamin C___.
The passage implies that scurvy among sailors was caused by ___.
The best way to ensure having enough vitamin C in one’s diet is to ___.
Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, in The Netherlands on March 30, 1853, to parents Theodorus van Gogh, a preacher, and Ana Cornelia Carbentus. In 1869 at the age of 16, Van Gohg began a career, not as a painter, but as an art dealer with the firm Goupol& Cie. He spent 7 years at Goupil&Cie where daily contacts with works of art kindled his appreciation of paintings and drawings. Gradually Vincent lost interest in his work and decided to try his hand teaching at a Catholic School for boys. His growing interest in religion and his desire to help the poor eventually drove him to become a clergyman. In 1878, he became a lay preacher in one of the most impoverished regions in Western Europe: the coal-mining district of The Borinage in Belgium. Vincent sympathized with the miners drew disfavor from the church, which dismissed him of his post. Vincent, however, decided to remain with the miners and began to paint them and their families, chronicling their harsh conditions.
Soon after, thanks to his brother’s financial help, Vincent decided to go to Brussels in 1880 to begin studies in art. During the next 10 years, Vincent painted around 872 paintings. In 1882, Vincent began living with Clasina Maria Hoornik, also known as Sien, and her children, in The Hague. Their volatile personalities and the strain of living in complete poverty created a stormy relationship. Vincent was devoted to Sien and her children, but art always came first. As his drawing and painting skills advanced, his relationship with Sien deteriorated and they parted ways in September 1883.
In 1886, Vincent moved in with his brother Theo in Paris where he met Paul Gauguin and various other artists, who had a tremendous impact on his ongoing evolution as an artist. Never truly happy in large cities, Vincent decided to move to Arles Provence in the south of France, where he rented a studio and invited Paul Gaguin to live with him. In December 1888, Vincent experienced a psychotic episode in which he cut off a piece of his left ear. After this episode, he was in and out of asylums for the next year. It was thought that Van Gogh was actually epileptic and that is why people thought he had fits of insanity throughout his life. He painted one of his best-known paintings, Starry Night, during one of his stays in the asylum. In mid-1890, Vincent left the asylum and spent the last few months of his life in Auvers, France. On July 27, 0890, Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest. Two days later he died with his younger brother, Theo by his side. He left behind a wonderful array of paintings that make him one of the most influential painters of our time.
Van Gogh decided to become a clergyman due to ___.
Vincent’s extreme commitment to the miners resulted in ___.
Vincent and Clasina’s relationship was stormy because of ___ .
Vincent moved to Paris___.
Vincent went to Arles because ___.
Vincent first went into an asylum because ___.
Van Gogh was believed to be ___.