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VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERISTY UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES CENTRE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES COLLECTION OF TESTS LEVEL A - FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY 2011 Contents SPEAKING TOPICS What are the main reasons that students in our country study abroad? What three things are most important for you in a job? Why? Explain why you would or would not like to live in a big city What subjects you especially enjoy (or avoid) discussing with your family? People many different things to stay healthy What you for good health? You have the opportunity to visit a foreign country for two weeks Which country would you like to visit? Why? What three countries would you most like to visit? Why? Some people prefer to live in a small town Others prefer to live in a big city Which place would you prefer to live in? Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants Other people prefer to prepare and eat food at home Which you prefer? 10 How can you improve your English outside the classroom? 11 Which you prefer? Traditional food or fast food such as hamburgers or pizzas? 12 What is your public transport like in your city? How you think it could be improved? Are cell phones popular in your country? Do you own one? If so, what you use it for and why? 13 14 What are the advantages and disadvantages of city life and country life? 15 There has been large-scale migration from the countryside to the cities Do you think it positive or negative? LEVEL A EXAMINATION IN LISTENING TIME ALLOWED: 20 MINUTES • There are two parts to the test • You will hear each part twice PART Directions: You will a hear question or statement spoken in English Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter A, B, or C on your answer sheet A Hi I’m Dave B No, I’m not C How about you? A The music was really good B Yes, I like it a lot C Do you think so? A Yes, they are B She’s older C They’re younger A Yes, it is B No It’s 555-1213 C Yes, please A Let’s watch TV B Yes, we C OK Where you want to go? A I often play music B I never play basketball C I think so A They watch TV or DVDs B I usually read newspapers C Because they like it A I watch TV B Yes, lean C Hardly ever A Yes, I’ll wear my blue one B Yes, it’s very hot C I often wear a tie.  10 A That’s a good idea B How about 6:30? C It’s a little late ' PART Directions: You will hear several conversations between two people You are to choose the best answer to each question and mark it on the answer sheet 11 What feature does the man mention? A The woman’s height B The woman’s age C D The woman’s face The woman’s hair 12 A B C D What warning does the man give the woman? She must use less electricity She should relax more often She should not use a computer every day She should turn on the light 13 A B C D Which sentence is true? The man and woman were classmates The man and woman have met before The man and woman have never met before The woman wants to buy some shoes 14 A B C D Why was the man late? He woke up late He had car trouble The traffic was bad His watch was broken 15 A B C D Why does the man think it is a good idea? The curtains will make the room look brighter The room will be less stressful Blue curtains are less expensive The room will look bigger 16 A B C D What does the woman remember? The man’s birthday Where she left her car That her glasses are in her car That her keys are on her desk 17 A B C D What does the man want to do? Use the computer Break the computer Fix the computer Buy the computer 18 A B C D What is the problem? The man is sick The ticket is too expensive There are no more tickets The man lost his ticket 19 A B C D When does the woman need to be in the city centre? In half an hour In sixty minutes In two hours In forty minutes 20 A B C D What does the woman want? Chinese food A book Some eggs Some milk GOOD LUCK! LEVEL A EXAMINATION IN LISTENING TIME ALLOWED: 20 MINUTES ' • There are two parts to the test • You will hear each part twice PART l Directions: You will hear a question or statement spoken in English Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter A, B, or C on your answer sheet A I like horror movies B I like silly situations C I don’t have a favorite actor A I like it a lot B He’s great C They’re not very good A I have dinner at 7:00 B I usually have pasta C I read or watch TV A It’s across from the aquarium B They’re six and eight years old C It opens at 9:00 A There’s a toy store near here B It’s next to the museum C I’m going to buy some toys A How about a DVD? B It’s on March C He doesn’t like chocolate A No, I don’t like serving B I’d like a pizza, please C Yes, worked in a café A Yes, I want to make a lot of money B Yes, I need the experience C No, you don’t have to volunteer A We fly beautiful kites B I don’t have any children C My favorite holiday is New Year ' 10 A Where is it? B What’s it for? C Sure PART Directions: You will hear several conversations between two people You are to choose the best answer to each question and mark it on the answer sheet 11 What time does the store open on Saturdays? A Ten o'clock B Nine o’clock C D 12 A B C D 13 A B C D 14 A B C D 15 A B C D 16 A B C D 17 A B C D 18 A B C D 19 A B C D 20 A B C D Five o'clock Six o’clock What does the woman say about the gloves? She wants a pair like them She has a pair like them They are on the chair She doesn’t know where they are What is Mary wearing? A black dress and a red jacket Red pants A black suit A red dress and a black jacket What are the man and woman talking about? Making cookies Going on a picnic Opening a restaurant Going on vacation Where is the man going? Home New York To the bus terminal To the ferry How many people live in Peter’s house? One Two Three Four Why does the woman drink so much coffee? She really likes it It helps her focus on her work It keeps her awake She gets free coffee at work Why didn't the man see the woman? She was in a different room She left before he arrived She wasn't invited She gets free coffee at work What does the woman say about the bookstore? That it has a wide variety of books That it is difficult to find That it is quite far away That the man might not find the book he needs What is the man going to after the Go home Take a bath Go to the supermarket Clean the bathroom GOOD LUCK! LEVEL A EXAMINATION IN LISTENING TIME ALLOWED: 20 MINUTES • There are two parts to the test • You will hear each part twice PART Directions: You will hear a question or statement spoken in English Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter A, B, or C on your answer sheet A How about the front row? B Before the show starts C It's on the table A It is I eat here often B I need a rest, too C It's not that late A It costs a hundred thirty dollars B The suit fits very well C There are two suits in the closet A I'll phone you tomorrow B I looked for the telephone C My secretary took the message A I'll have dinner about P.M B We dined early yesterday C I always eat a big dinner A Yes, we came by jet B No, it has failed C Yes, it came an hour ago A It's at the end of the hall B There are five accountants C The accountant is on the phone A The class meets every day B There are about fifteen C My students have to learn English A The magazine is on the table B She read it last week C She only reads business magazines 10 A Then I'll call him back another time B Yes, he works here C It's not a big office PART Directions: You will hoar several conversations between two people You are to choose the best answer to each question and mark it on the answer sheet 11 A B C D 12 A B C D 13 A B C D 14 A B C D 15 A B C D 16 A B C D 17 A B C D 18 A B C D 19 A B C D 20 A B C D He needs to call 214-2961 241-2961 241-6291 421-2961 The number is (202)555-2436 (212) 553-4326 (212)555-4236 (202)555-2463 They’re talking about hamburger coffee pizza ice cream They’re talking about a hamburger salad soup a hot dog She goes out for dinner after work during the week on weekends every fortnight He visits relatives on weekends on vacation on Sunday on Friday The man thinks the woman should buy a yellow sweater a red sweater an orange dress a yellow dress They’re talking about a TV a couch a bookshelf books The woman isn’t hungry is angry is late is busy Now, it’s 7:00 7:50 8:15 7:15 GOOD LUCK! LEVEL A EXAMINATION IN LISTENING TIME ALLOWED: 20 MINUTES ♦ There are two parts to the test • You will hear each part twice PART l Directions: You will hear a question or statement spoken in English Select the best response to question or statement and mark the letter A, B, or C on your answer sheet A Because I have to be at work at A.M B I always get what I want C You had to leave early, didn’t you? A I'm not getting thinner B I ate dinner at P.M C No, I'd prefer a salad A I learned when I was young B I swim in the evening C I wondered how you learned A It's about P.M B He moved here last August C It was a western film A I'm so happy to hear that B I’ve never been in love C I put it up above A She left at noon B The boat docked at P.M C There was no one left A No, was bom in a hospital B The barn is behind the house C No, I’m never bored at home A It’s usually at 6:30 B We're having cold cereal and fruit C I'm hungry A He's six years of age B All the pages are white C There are about three hundred pages 16 Two people died in a car crash yesterday They had just overtaken a lorry when the accident A happened B had happened C has happened D was happened 17 We’d be happier if we so much work A don’t have B didn’t have C wouldn’t have D won’t have 18 The news is always so these days A depress B depressing C Depressed D more depressed 19 If poisons like DDT repercussion A use C are used to control insects, there will be serious environmental B.used 20 According to the experiment, light your body clock A is affected B.affected C was affect D.using D affects GOOD LUCK! READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUSES PART 1: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choice on the answer sheet The first Starbucks coffee shop opened in 1971 in downtown Seattle, Washington, in the United States It was a small coffee shop that roasted its own coffee beans The coffee shop's business did well, and by 1981 there were three more Starbucks stores in Seattle Things really began to change for the company in 1981 That year, Howard Schultz met the three men who ran Starbucks Schultz worked in New York for a company that made kitchen equipment He noticed that Starbucks ordered a large number of special coffee makers, and he was curious about the company Schultz went to Seattle to see what Starbucks did, and he liked what he saw He wanted to become part of the company In 1982, the original Starbucks owners hired Schultz as the company's head of marketing In 1983, Schultz traveled to Italy The unique atmosphere of the espresso bars there caught his eyes To Schultz it seemed that Italians spent their daily lives in three places: home, work, and coffee bars His experience in Italy gave Schultz a new idea for Starbucks back in Seattle Schultz created an atmosphere for Starbucks coffee shops that was comfortable and casual, and customers everywhere seemed to like it Between 1987 and 1992, Starbucks opened 150 new stores—and that was only the beginning As a matter of fact, by the year 2000, three new Starbucks stores opened somewhere around the world every day! Today, Starbucks has thousands of stores, including stores in twenty-six countries One thing that helps make Starbucks succeed in cities outside the United ¿States is the way Starbucks works with local stores and restaurants By working together with a store already in the city, Starbucks gains an understanding of customers in the citys This understanding helps Starbucks open stores in the right locations for their customers What is the main topic of the reading? A how Starbucks has grown B what Starbucks makes C Starbucks’ customers D how Starbucks makes its coffee Which is true about Starbucks’ first ten years of business? A It grew very quickly B It was run by Howard Schultz C It was a small company D It made special coffee makers Who is Howard Schultz? A a coffee seller ffom New York B an Italian coffee maker C the man who changed the company D one of the original owners of the company About how many new Starbucks opened in 1999? A B 150 C 300 D more than 1,000 What helps Starbucks succeed in places outside the United States? A opened restaurants in just a few locations each year B only selling locally produced coffee beans C working with other major coffee-making companies D learning about local custom&rs PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet I was (6) by my uncle and aunt and (7)on a small farm in Illinois I think it was better _(8) living in a city, because every day I ran around in the fresh air Until I went to school, _(9) I did was play on the farm all day Both my aunt and my uncle worked with the animals, and although they worked very _(10), they always explained interesting things to me They didn’t have much money, but they (ll)well with everyone, and we didn’t have _(12)of the problems of living in the city I always felt (13)on the farms There was (14) noise or population, and it was (15)peaceful That’s probably why I became a farmer 10 11 12 13 14 A lived up to A grew up A as A every A hardly A dropped in A much A happily A any B taken after B joined in B more B.each B harder B got along B.none B a happy B no C C C C C C C C C grown up turned up than none hard kept up no happy none of D D D D D D D D D brought up put off the all hardest dealt with any the happy not 15 A too B much C really D as PART 3: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choice answers on the answer sheet 16 I’m tired I’d rather out this evening A not going B not to go C not go D I don’t go 17 We are a little late the play begun A has just B.just C is just D had just 18 The visitors _all the different ways of making brandy A had shown B were shown C showed D has shown 19.I hurt my foot _I was playing football A What B during C where D while 20.1 am very _of reading A fond B like D hate C love GOOD LUCK! READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUSES PART I: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choice on the answer sheet My name's Jade, I’m fifteen and an only child living with my parents in Porchester I've always got on very well with them and I've always felt happy at home Last autumn my cousin Bettina came to live our house She's nineteen, and very pretty and funny She's staying with us while she's a student at the university in Porchester At first, I was very pleased to have another teenager in our house, because most of my friends don't live near me, but recently my feelings have changed I have lots of homework because I'm studying for school exams, but I have to clean my room and help with the washing-up Bettina doesn’t have exams this year so she doesn't have to work so hard She has more money than me She earns a bit because my dad helped her get a part-time job, and because it's at the local leisure centre she doesn't pay the full price for tickets to see films there or go bowling with her friends And although she doesn't pay rent to my parents they don't make her help in the house like I have to When I mentioned this to my parents they reminded me that we have to be kind to Bettina because her dad hasn't been well for a long time I agree with that but there is a problem: I know Bettina tells lies to my parents Last week, she told my dad that she was going to the library but she went to meet her boyfriend Two days ago she asked my mum to lend her some money She said she needed to buy some books, but I think she spent it all on CDs I asked my parents if they knew what she had done, but they didn't believe me They said I was jealous of her and refused to listen to me I'd like to know what I should now What is Jade trying to do? A describe her older cousin B explain why she has problems with school work C say why she doesn't like being an only child D explain a problem she has at home When Bettina arrived, how did Jade feel? A She was jealous of Bettina's good looks B She hoped Bettina could help her with homework C She was happy to have her to stay D She wanted Bettina to meet her friends What does the writer say about Bettina's job? A She earns a lot of money B She gets cheap tickets because of it C She hasn’t told Jade’s parents about it D She works when she should be studying Jade’s parents asked her to remember A that Bettina's family has problems B that she isn't as old as Bettina C that Bettina has many responsibilities D that Jade's father is ill Which of these things did Jade say to her parents? A I want to get a job so that I can earn money like Bettina B It’s not fair that I have to help in the house and Bettina doesn’t C Bettina’s father should pay you more for her accommodation D Bettina gets cheap cinema tickets her friends but not for me PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s)the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet The Amazon (6) the second longest river in the world today It carries more water than _(7) other river.The Amazon starts _(8) centre of Peru and travels across Brazil _(9) about four thousand kilometres. (10) the river gets to the end of its long journey, it opens into the Atlantic Ocean At _(11), it is eighty kilometres wide Brazil, with a third of the world's rainforest, has fifty-five thousand kinds of flowering plant Half of these are _ (12) found in the Brazilian Amazon. _(13) is possible that many of these plants could (14) important medicines This is perhaps why many people today _(15) to help protect this special area of the world PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage.Record your answers on the answer sheet 16 What time on television? A is news B are the news C are news D is the news 17 Lawmakers are considering banning both beer wine commercials from TV A and B or C also D than 18 Last year we went to New York and we at the Plaza Hotel for two weeks A used to stay B were staying C have stayed D stayed 19 Energetic, ambitious people often _more hours in a day A needing B need C needed D are needing 20 Thanks for helping me I’ll the same for you in sometime A grateful B favor C appreciate D return GOOD LUCK! READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUTES PART 1: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choice on the answer sheet Can you imagine a world without words? That main way that we communicate with each other is by using words We can communicate either by speaking and listening, or by writing and reading With words we can give and receive information, ideas, orders and instructions People have used writing to communicate for about 7,000 years At first, they used to draw simple pictures to represent objects, such as people and animals Then people started to put pictures together to represent something more difficult, like a sentence T he next step in the development of writing was to use symbols or signs These symbols represented the sounds of words and not their meanings Finally, the alphabet from which modem English comes was invented in about 1500 BC The people who invented the alphabet used a set of symbols to represent the sounds of a language A circle represented the sound “O” This symbol is still used for the same sound today Many languages are written with letters of an alphabet, including Vietnamese People communicate with each other using A information B books C instructions D words The first kind of writing used simple A objects B people C animals D pictures In A B C D ; this kind of writing, the pictures represented objects sounds sentences languages A later form of writing used symbols to represent A meanings B sounds C words D pictures An alphabet is a set of letters that represent the different sounds of a A symbol B word C language D letter PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet Nowadays there are many good reasons for using bicycles _(6) cars to travel in cities. _(7), bicycles are _(8) quiet and clean, (9) are easy to park. (10),using a bicycle (11) keeps people healthy However, city centers must _(12)have bike lanes _(13) ban cars completely Some large cities, _(4) Amsterdam inthe Netherlands, are already organized in this way. _(15), a combination of the use of bicycles with very cheap or free public transportation solves the makes the city a more pleasant place 10 11 12 13 14 15 A but A As well A both A, also A.and A.and A in conclusion A such as A such as A personally B B B B B B B B B B except for First of all And For Yet Both Either Yet as well Finally C C C C C C C C C C instead of In fact too expect While also besides this also in my view for example D D D D D D D D D D such as Personally as well and second too both or while actually PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage.Record your answers on the answer sheet 16 The little girl spent half an hour her lesson A to write B writing C.write D wrote 17 Although the couch looks , it is extremely hard A comfortable B comfortably C comfortableness D comfort 18 Jack and Nancy to the theatre twice so far this month A are going B.are C have been D were 19. the lawyer’s opinion, the case should not go to trial A By B In C With D On 20 Although we sent out invitations, we have no idea coming to the party A who are B whom is C who is D Whose is GOOD LUCK!  READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUTES PART Is READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choices on the answer sheet Although the British and the Americans have many things in common, including, of course, the English language, they also many things differently This is especially true of their eating habits Unlike many Asians, who use chopsticks, And Indians, who use their fingers, most Westerners use a knife and fork to eat their food with In fact, the knife and fork are used by a very small percentage of the world’s population So, why Western countries use a knife and fork? One reason may be because there is a lot of meat in the normal Western diet Of course, it is possible to eat a piece of beef with the fingers, but there is the risk of getting burnt Also, eating a big piece of meat with chopsticks is, to say the least, difficult In Europe, it is traditional to hold the fork in your left hand and the knife in your right hand throughout the meal In America, however, people only use a knife and fork together at the beginning of a meal They first cut up their food into small pieces, using the knife with their right hand Then they put the knife down, transfer the fork to the right hand and finish the meal using only the fork It is not known why Americans this with their knives and forks One suggestion is that it is done for practical reasons The fork, rather than the knife, is the most-used piece of cutlery Since most people are right-handed, it is sensible to keep the fork in the hand that can use it most efficiently-the right hand Knives and forks are used by A Asians and Indians to eat with B people who have no fingers C most people in the world D only a small percentage of people Westerners use a knife and fork to eat with because A they don’t know to use chopsticks or their fingers B they like to use both hands while they are eating C it is a safer and easier way to eat large pieces of hot food D they like to keep one hand free while they are eating Europeans A hold the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left hand B dislike using a knife and fork to eat food with C change the knife and fork around in the middle of a meal D prefer to eat with just a knife, and not a fork What Americans at the beginning of a meal? A They cut their food up and use a small knife to eat with B They use the knife in the left hand and the fork in their right C They cut up their food with the fork then eat it with the fork D They cut up their food and eat it all with just a fork Many Americans use just their fork to eat food with because A it is easier to use a right-handed fork than a left-handed one B they don’t like using their hand to eat with C they are scared of cutting themselves with the knife D it is easier for right-handed people to eat with a fork in their right hand PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet Although some groups of people have always lived outdoors in tents, camping as we know it today only began to be (6) about 50 years ago The increase in the use of cars and improvements in camping (7) _have allowed more people to travel longer (8) _into the countryside and to stay there in greater comfort Many campers like to be (9) _themselves in quiet areas, so they (10) their tent and food and walk or cycle into the forests or the mountains Others, preferring to be near people, drive to the public or privately-owned campsite (11) has up-to-date facilities,(12) hot showers and swimming pools Whether campers are (13) _in the mountains or on a busy site, they should remember to (14) the area clean and tidy In the forests, they must put out any fires and keep food hidden to avoid attracting (15) _animals A famous A tools A ways B popular B baggage B directions C favorite C equipment C voyages D current D property D.distance to 11 12 13 14 15 A on A take A where A.such A lonely A remain A wild B B B B B B B By make who like single stay natural C C C C C C C at pick which as separate leave loose D D D D D D D of when just alone let free PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage.Record your answers on the answer sheet 16 It was really kind _you to help my friends get over the problem last night A from B in C On D of 17. off the computer when you have finished A.Turn B Turns C Turning D Turned 18 "Have you ever been to Italy?" "Yes, I there last August." A had been B went C Have been D were 19.A cold wind _for the last three days A was blowing B blows C is blown 20 Living here at the top of the mountain must be very A sole B alone C only D is blowing D lonely GOOD LUCK! READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUTES PART 1: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choice on the answers sheet Man discovered fire many thousand years ago The first time he saw fire was probably when a tree was stuck by the lighting He soon learned how to make fire for himself, however Man properly made his first fires by rubbing two sticks together Fire was very important to man He needed fire to keep himself warm at night He used fire to cook his food He used fire to frighten away enemies and animals In some parts of the world he used fire to signal messages Red Indians for example, used fire to make smoke signals In some other countries people lit fires to warn their friends of danger Fire was also used to give light Before the invention of the oil lamp, man used burning sticks as torches And before man discovered as and electricity, he small fires in hanging baskets to light the streets Once man even used fire to tell the time He invented a candle clock He made a candle that took exactly twelve hours to bum Then he marked this candle in twelve even parts He lit the candle and could tell the time by counting the number parts left of the burning candle But the candle did not always work well If there was a quickly Man probably first made fire _ A from a tree stuck by lightening B by rubbing two ticks together C from baskets on post D from a candle Man probably first used fire A to tell the time B to send signals C to keep warm at nights D to light the streets Fire was used by Red Indians A to make gas and electricity B to burn down trees C to lighten away enemies D to send messages The first street lights were _ A large bonfires B candles C burning trees D small fire in hanging baskets The candle clock bums for _ A one hour B a day C 12 hours D 12 days PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet The Amazon is the second (6) river in the world today It carries more water than (7) other river The Amazon starts (8) the centre of Peru and travels across Brazil _(9)about four thousand kilometers. (10) the river gets to the end of (11) long journey, it opens into the Atlantic Ocean At (12) point, it is eighty kilometers wide Brazil, with the third of the world’s rainforest, has fiftyfive thousands kinds of flowering plant Half of these are _(13) found in the Brazilian Amazon. (14) is possible that many of these plants could become important medicines This is perhaps why many people today (15) to help protect this special area of the world A longest B longer C long D the longer A all B each C any D.every A to B on C in D at A during B up C from D for 10 A What B When C How D Although 11 A its B it C their D theirs 12 A this B a C their D its 13 A nearly B only C once D almost 14 A.There B One C That D It 15 A want B wants C wanting D wanted PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your answers on the answer sheet, 16 Ms Kim is studying Russian _she can communicate with her new father-in-law A so that B because C although D then 17 Susan often _her car to school last semester A got on B went with C rode D drove 18 Please report _the engineering department A directly B to C forward D aside 19 The telephone lines of the United States are than those of any country in the world A longer B longest C long D longs 20 James is the only one who the scholarship A received B gifted C lent D borrowed GOOD LUCK! READING TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUTES PART I: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choices on the answer sheet Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings of all time, in 1503 He was working on a special painting for a church at the time, but it was not going well The woman who can be seen in the Mona Lisa is said to be Madonna Lisa del Giocondo She was the wife of an Italian businessman who asked da Vinci to paint a portrait of her After da Vinci finished the painting in 1506 he was invited by the French King, Francois I, to visit France, and he took the painting with him Today the Mona Lisa is kept in the Louvre, an art museum in Paris, and it is seen by about six million visitors a year The painting measures only 77 centimeters by 53 centimeters and is painted with oil on wood In 191!, it was stolen by a worker at the Louvre, Vincenzo Peruggia, who took it out of the museum by hiding it under his coat Two years later police found the painting under Peruggia's bed after he tried to sell it In 1962, the Mona Lisa was taken to Washington and New York for an exhibition For the journey, it was insured’ for 100 million dollars, making it the most valuable painting ever! What is the best title for this passage? A Leonardo da Vinci—an Interesting Painter B The Louvre—a Famous French Art Museum C Vincenzo Peruggia—the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa D The Mona Lisa—the Most Valuable Painting of All Time When did Leonardo da Vinci finish painting the Mona Lisa? A 1503 B 1911 C 1506 D 1962 Who is Madonna Lisa del Giocondo said to be? A the painter of the Mona Lisa B the woman in the painting C the wife of the French king D the woman who asked da Vinci to paint the Mona Lisa Why did da Vinci go to France? A to visit die Louvre B to paint the Mona Lisa C He was invited by Francois I D He was invited by Madonna Lisa Del Giocondo What sentence about Vincenzo Peruggia is not true? A He worked in an art museum B He stole the Mona Lisa C He sold the painting D He hid the painting under his bed PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that b'est complete(s)the blanks in the following passage Record your Choices on the answer sheet Nowadays lots of people drive to large supermarket _(6)their shopping These supermarkets have (7), so you can buy several _(8) of shopping You can fill your (9), and then push it to your car Some people prefer to use _(10) shops These small shops are usually more _(11) than supermarkets Some towns have an open air (12) in the centre, where you can buy _(13) fruit and (14), but you have to (15) your shopping home 10 11 12 13 14 15 A make A cars A bags A pocket A sale A cheaper A place A.cheap A fishes A walk B take B car-parks B.shops B Bag B local B often B sale B the B meats B carry C C C C C C C C C C have places customers trolley centre parking square there vegetables manage D D.roads D bargains D wallet D various D expensive D market D a D green D with PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s)the blanks in the following passage Record your on the answer sheet 16 Mr Kwok cooks continental cuisine as the best cooks in Europe A as good B as better C better D as well 17 Vegetables are excellent source A of B has vitamins C where 18 The mountain climber died because she didn’t A tie B wrestling C murder 19 It was Halloween, so there were many A fright B having fright D that her rope correctly D come together noises in the neighborhood C frightened D frightening 20 If Maria _, tell her I will call her back as soon as I return A calls B called C will call D is going to call GOOD LUCK! READING COMPREHENSION TEST TIME ALLOWED: 45 MINUTES PART 1: READING COMPREHENSION Read the text and choose the best answers Record your choice on the answer sheet Popular breakfast foods in the United States, as in many other countries around the world include coffee, milk, juice, eggs, and bread Some other breakfast items served in the United States are thought by many to be traditionally American However, they actually come from other cultures A very popular breakfast food in America is the pancake—a thin, flat cake made out of flour ! and often served with maple syrup The idea of the pancake is very old In fact, pancakes were made long ago in ancient China Bagels, around thick bread with a hole in the middle, are also popular for breakfast in America Polish in the late 1600s came up with the idea for the first bagels and this new kind of bread soon took off across Eastern Europe In the late 1800s, thousands of Jews1 from Eastern Europe traveled to the United States and brought the recipe for bagels with them Today, New York bagels are said to be the best in the world Many people have them with cream cheese for breakfast on the go Doughnuts (usually spelled "donut" in the United States) came from France They were served to American soldiers in France during World War I After the war, American soldiers asked cooks in the United States to make doughnuts for them Now, served with coffee, they are a very popular breakfast food across the United States This reading is mainly about _ A famous places to eat breakfast B why people in the United States eat breakfast C the most popular types of pancakes in the United States D the history of popular breakfast foods in the United States The oldest breakfast food in the passage is _ A the pancake B the doughnut C the bagel D the passage doesn't say Which sentence is true for both bagels and donuts? A They both came from Europe B They are both easy to make C They are both sweet D People in New York make them best Who brought bagels to America? A Polish people B Jewish people C Chinese people D American soldiers Who served donuts to American soldiers during World War I? A French people B Jewish people C other American soldiers D cooks from the United States PART 2: CLOZE TEST Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage Record your choices on the answer sheet They start in the North-west, but lie only a (6) _hundred,miles from the centre in more southern areas Although the Rockies are smaller (7) the Alps, they are no less wonderful There are many roads across the Rockies, (8) the best way to see them is to (9) _by train You start from Vancouver, (10) _most attractive of Canada’s big cities Standing with its feet in the water and its head in the mountains, this city (11) its residents to ski on slopes just 15 minutes by car from the city (12) Thirty passengers trains a day usedj, to (13) _off from Vancouver on the crosscontinent railway Now there are just three a week, but the ride is still a great adventure You sleep on board, (14) _is fun, but travel through some of the best (15) at night A many A from B lot B to C few C as D couple D than 10 11 12 13 14 15 A A A A A A A A but drive a lets centre leave when scenery B B B B B B B B because travel one allows circle get which view C C C C C C C C unless ride the offer middle take who site D D D D D D D D since pass its gives heart set where beauty PART 3: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) the blanks in the following passage.Record your choice answers on the answer sheet 16 One of the _inventions of the century was the holograph A cleverest than B cleverer C more clever D most clever 17 The bodybuilder tossed the child into the air A easily B easy C ease D eased 18 Although the mission was to be kept a secret, it to the press A reveals B revealed C was revealed D reveal 19.in her notebook, has written herself a short note A her B.her one C.hers D she 20 The moment the curtain fell, the audience rushed the steps A up B through C out D on GOOD LUCK! ... A painter A telephone operator An office manager Whose office is at the end of the hall? Cindy’s boss’s office Cindy’s office John’s boss’s office D John’s office GOOD LUCK! LEVEL A EXAMINATION... here C Because it’s near the Gulf of Thailand 10 A It took, off on time B Take off that shirt now C We'll leave shortly PART Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several conversations... class B two hours of class C a class of two hours D a two-hours class 20 Architecture is a profession _has always interested me A which B who C in which D whose GOOD LUCK!  READING TEST TIME ALLOWED:
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