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SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ƠN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 657 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 1:A peccadillo B consecrate C commodore D ectoplasm Question 2:A ecclesiastical B secretariat C occupational D octogenarian Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 00 to 00 Linda Greenlaw: SWORDFISH FISHERMAN Not only does Linda Greenlaw one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, but she also does it extremely well She has been described as ‘one of the best captains on the entire East coast’ and that, in one of the leadingcountries in the fishing industry, is praise indeed Linda was born and brought up on Isle au Haut, a tiny island ten kilometres off the coast of Maine, USA She fell in love with fishing as a child, and she worked on fishing boats dining her summer breaks from college Her first opportunity to go on a deep-sea fishing trip came when she was nineteen Alden Leeman, a man she’d never met before, hired her for thirty days on his swordfishing boat The trip was a success and eventually Alden offered Linda her first boat to captain in 1986, which probably made her the only woman ever to captain a swordfishing boat So, why did she take up swordfishing in the first place? Linda says that not only does she like the way she feels on a boat, but she also gets passionate about catching a fish More than anything, she’s proud of being a fisherman, even more so than she is of being a best-selling author Linda has published four books to date, the first of which, The Hungry Ocean, was top of the New York bestseller list for three months In it, Linda tells the story of one fishing trip and narrates the adventures she experienced on board with her five-man crew, including bad weather, sickness, mechanical problems and, of course, the fish But the world of fish and fishing is a man’s world and it’s not easy to find a word to describe Linda Greenlaw In her own words, she says: ‘I am a woman I am a fisherman I am not a “fisherwoman”, “fisherlady” or “fishergirl”.’ Question 3: Linda is A American B Canadian C British D French Question 4: Linda took up swordfishing because A she needed to earn some money B she was offered her first boat to captain C she loves boats and catching fish D all her family are fishermen Question 5: The phrasal verb “take up” can be substituted by A obtain B choose C finish D start doing Question 6: Linda prefers to be described as A a fisherwoman B a fisherman C the best captain D a fisherlady Question 7: On the boat described in The Hungry Ocean, A there was only one person B there were four people C there were six people D there were five people Question 8: Her first deep-sea fishing trip was A in 1986 B before she was twenty C when she fell in love with fishing D when she was a child Question 9: The idiom “to date” is closest in meaning to A nowadays B today C right now D up to the present time Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions Question 10: Not until ten years ago was there much need for personal computer A Not until B was there C computer D ago Question 11: Global warming will get worse when more and more people in the world will have cars A when B more and more C get worse D world will Question 12: A laser is the only device which aims coherent light at an object in a safe and reliable way A way B which C aims D at Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 13: She said some quite nasty things about him A favourable B funny C offensive D smelling Question 14: Your advice to him was like casting pearls before swine A holding to the heart B flying off the handle C doing a good turn D baying at the moon Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 15: Nowadays female engineers are not too thick on the ground A rare B efficient C overweight D enormous Question 16: The smell from the lady's perfume still lingered in his room days later A swell B dawdle C pervade D swish Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 17: After three' hours of walking in the hot summer sun, we were for a drink A sighing B panting C gulping D gasping Question 18: Although at that time my knowledge of German was very poor, I most of what they said A did understand B managed understand C didn't understand D have understood Question 19: There are many superstitions signs that one can use to the evil eye if you believe such things A look out - over B let out - with C come up - about D ward off - in Question 20: We can go by road, because are normally free from heavy traffic at this time of day A neither - some B any - either C both - all D either - both Question 21: With unemployment at a record level, retraining programmes would off in the long run A go B pay C pass D wear Question 22: We can win only if we remain united, and so we must support them the moment they on strike A will go B went C will have gone D go Question 23: It’s time we bought some new furniture Look at these chairs They’re to pieces A crumbling B battered C falling D going Question 24: He prefers water to tap water A fresh B canned C mineral D well Question 25: It is people who are of voting age who make up the of a country A ballot papers B electorate C constituency D electors Question 26: It was a(n) .conversation We were both talking about different things without realising it A unwise B absurd C thick D foolish Question 27: The fire or days until the monsoon rains put it out A scorched B raged C flashed D ignited Question 28: It’s only a small lamp, so it doesn’t off much light A shed B cast C give D spend Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 29 to 34 ANSWERS FROM THE ICE AGE We are all too well aware that the extinction of animal and plant species is one of the biggest and most horrifying threats (29) our planet these days Having said that, there has recently been some good news out of Russia regarding something called regeneration - a(n) (30) solution to this ever-growing problem Regeneration involves (31) tissue from a plant or animal that has become extinct and ‘bringing it back (32) life’ In recent Russian experiments, scientists took fruit and seeds from the underground burrow of a long-dead Siberian squirrel and process to regenerate a beautiful flower called the Silene stenophylla To date, it is the oldest plant to be produced from the innovative regeneration (33) Understandably, experts are over the moon about their success as it shows once and for all that tissue can survive ice conservation for thousands of years Those who participated in the regeneration of the flower are pleased and are now hoping to find prehistoric squirrel tissue or perhaps even (34) tissue from the great woolly mammoth, which could lead to the resurrection of those two species [From: STARLIGHT 8, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2010] Question 29:A heading B facing C confronting D challenging Question 30:A probable B possible C likely D expected Question 31:A pulling B moving C taking D bringing Question 32:A in B at C for D to Question 33:A succeeded B managed C directed D conducted Question 34:A icy B freezing C iced D frozen Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 35 to 41 'FEED ME BETTER' 'Feed Me Better' is the name of the campaign run by TV chef, Jamie Oliver, to improve eating habits in British schools Jamie is popular with young people all over Britain because of his cookery programmes His ingredients are fresh, his recipes are simple, and his meals are absolutely delicious So when he found out what Britain's schoolchildren were eating at school, he went on the warpath He discovered that school dinners centred around processed food, chips and burgers, and that children were incapable of recognizing basic vegetables So Jamie resolved to something about it He decided to make a TV series called Jamie's School Dinners which showed the successes and failures of his attempt to improve the dinner menu of a school in Greenwich, London He was assisted by the school dinner lady, Nora Sands, who was keen to learn how to give the children a more balanced meal while not exceeding her budget At the same time as the programmes were being filmed, Jamie ran a national campaign called 'Feed Me Better' to bring the state of the nation's school dinners to the attention of the government As a result of the 300,000-signature petition that Jamie presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair in the spring of 2005, new legislation was brought in to control school dinners Now children are promised two pieces of fruit with their meal, and fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate and crisps are banned Jamie Oliver has shown that it is possible to something positive for Britain's schoolchildren instead of just using them to make money Question 35: ‘Feed Me Better’ is the name of A a campaign against bad eating habits B a cookery book C a campaign run by the government D a cookery programme Question 36: The word "resolved" is synonymous with A made effort B found out a solution C decided D came up with an idea Question 37: Jamie Oliver is A the head cook in a school canteen B a cookery teacher in a school, C the presenter of a TV programme D a cook in an expensive restaurant Question 38: Since 2005, school dinners have A become cheaper B become bigger C improved D become more expensive Question 39: Nora Sands, the dinner lady, wanted to A give the children better food B save money on food C spend more money on food D appear on TV Question 40: The phrase "went on the warpath" is closest in meaning to A declared war B started a fight C launched a campaign D prepared arms Question 41: Jamie Oliver discovered that school dinners were A too expensive for parents B not made from natural ingredients C not cooked properly D bought from local shops Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions Question 42:A receipt B foreign C ceiling D seize Question 43:A gourmet B court C pour D sour Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions Question 44: It is likely that the council will convene next week A The council must convene next week B The council can't convene next week C The council will not convene next week D The council may convene next week Question 45: First impression on university life varies from student to student A University life makes the students vary in impression B No two students share the same experience at the university C Each student has his/her own first impression on university life D Students hold different viewpoints on university life Question 46: "You are a newcomer here, aren’t you?” she asked me A She wanted to know why I did not come here again B She asked me whether I was a newcomer there C She did not know that I am the newcomer D She told me she was a newcomer in that place Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 47: ~ A: “What cool things can you do?” ~ B: “ ” A Singing and dancing or something like that B Cool? Nothing can interest me but window shopping and strolling C To make ice-cream with a freezer D Well, Just turn on the air-conditoner Question 48: ~ A: “ .” ~ B: “Just pop in and have a look at your new car.” A Welcome home! You look quite so brown and healthy B What a surprise to see you here on Sunday! C Can I have a try at this dress, Madame? D Please come in and talk 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 49: Those three countries launched missiles into Syria No casualties were reported A Those three countries launched missiles into Syria, but no casualties were reported B Despite those three countries launched missiles into Syria, no casualties were reported C Those three countries launched missiles into Syria so that no casualties could be reported D Having launched missiles into Syria, those three countries had not reported casualties Question 50: I got up late and missed the first class The alarm clock didn’t go off A If I set the alarm clock well, I would not get up late and miss the first class B Due to the alarm clock not working well, I got up late and missed the first class C Because I got up late and missed the first class, the alarm clock didn’t go off D I got up late and missed the first class, so the alarm clock didn’t go off The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ƠN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 588 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 01 to 07 'FEED ME BETTER' 'Feed Me Better' is the name of the campaign run by TV chef, Jamie Oliver, to improve eating habits in British schools Jamie is popular with young people all over Britain because of his cookery programmes His ingredients are fresh, his recipes are simple, and his meals are absolutely delicious So when he found out what Britain's schoolchildren were eating at school, he went on the warpath He discovered that school dinners centred around processed food, chips and burgers, and that children were incapable of recognizing basic vegetables So Jamie resolved to something about it He decided to make a TV series called Jamie's School Dinners which showed the successes and failures of his attempt to improve the dinner menu of a school in Greenwich, London He was assisted by the school dinner lady, Nora Sands, who was keen to learn how to give the children a more balanced meal while not exceeding her budget At the same time as the programmes were being filmed, Jamie ran a national campaign called 'Feed Me Better' to bring the state of the nation's school dinners to the attention of the government As a result of the 300,000-signature petition that Jamie presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair in the spring of 2005, new legislation was brought in to control school dinners Now children are promised two pieces of fruit with their meal, and fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate and crisps are banned Jamie Oliver has shown that it is possible to something positive for Britain's schoolchildren instead of just using them to make money Question 1: The phrase "went on the warpath" is closest in meaning to A started a fight B prepared arms C launched a campaign D declared war Question 2: The word "resolved" is synonymous with A came up with an idea B found out a solution C made effort D decided Question 3: Jamie Oliver is A a cook in an expensive restaurant B the head cook in a school canteen C the presenter of a TV programme D a cookery teacher in a school, Question 4: Jamie Oliver discovered that school dinners were A not cooked properly B bought from local shops C too expensive for parents D not made from natural ingredients Question 5: Nora Sands, the dinner lady, wanted to A spend more money on food B save money on food C give the children better food D appear on TV Question 6: ‘Feed Me Better’ is the name of A a cookery book B a campaign run by the government C a campaign against bad eating habits D a cookery programme Question 7: Since 2005, school dinners have A become more expensive B become cheaper C improved D become bigger Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions Question 8:A pour B sour C court D gourmet Question 9:A foreign B receipt C ceiling D seize Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 10: After three' hours of walking in the hot summer sun, we were for a drink A gasping B panting C gulping D sighing Question 11: It was a(n) .conversation We were both talking about different things without realising it A unwise B foolish C absurd D thick Question 12: It’s only a small lamp, so it doesn’t off much light A give B cast C spend D shed Question 13: The fire or days until the monsoon rains put it out A scorched B raged C ignited D flashed Question 14: Although at that time my knowledge of German was very poor, I most of what they said A managed understand B have understood C did understand D didn't understand Question 15: We can win only if we remain united, and so we must support them the moment they on strike A went B go C will go D will have gone Question 16: We can go by road, because are normally free from heavy traffic at this time of day A any - either B both - all C either - both D neither - some Question 17: With unemployment at a record level, retraining programmes would off in the long run A pay B pass C wear D go Question 18: It is people who are of voting age who make up the of a country A ballot papers B electorate C constituency D electors Question 19: It’s time we bought some new furniture Look at these chairs They’re to pieces A falling B battered C going D crumbling Question 20: There are many superstitions signs that one can use to the evil eye if you believe such things A ward off - in B come up - about C let out - with D look out - over Question 21: He prefers water to tap water A mineral B fresh C canned D well Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 22: She said some quite nasty things about him A offensive B funny C favourable D smelling Question 23: Your advice to him was like casting pearls before swine A baying at the moon B doing a good turn C flying off the handle D holding to the heart Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 24: The smell from the lady's perfume still lingered in his room days later A dawdle B swell C swish D pervade Question 25: Nowadays female engineers are not too thick on the ground A efficient B overweight C enormous D rare Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 26:A secretariat B octogenarian C occupational D ecclesiastical Question 27:A consecrate B ectoplasm C peccadillo D commodore Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 28 to 33 ANSWERS FROM THE ICE AGE We are all too well aware that the extinction of animal and plant species is one of the biggest and most horrifying threats (28) our planet these days Having said that, there has recently been some good news out of Russia regarding something called regeneration - a(n) (29) solution to this ever-growing problem Regeneration involves (30) tissue from a plant or animal that has become extinct and ‘bringing it back (31) life’ In recent Russian experiments, scientists took fruit and seeds from the underground burrow of a long-dead Siberian squirrel and process to regenerate a beautiful flower called the Silene stenophylla To date, it is the oldest plant to be produced from the innovative regeneration (32) Understandably, experts are over the moon about their success as it shows once and for all that tissue can survive ice conservation for thousands of years Those who participated in the regeneration of the flower are pleased and are now hoping to find prehistoric squirrel tissue or perhaps even (33) tissue from the great woolly mammoth, which could lead to the resurrection of those two species [From: STARLIGHT 8, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2010] Question 28:A heading B confronting C facing D challenging Question 29:A likely B expected C possible D probable Question 30:A bringing B pulling C moving D taking Question 31:A to B in C for D at Question 32:A directed B conducted C managed D succeeded Question 33:A iced B icy C frozen D freezing Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions Question 34: Global warming will get worse when more and more people in the world will have cars A world will B get worse C when D more and more Question 35: Not until ten years ago was there much need for personal computer A Not until B ago C was there D computer Question 36: A laser is the only device which aims coherent light at an object in a safe and reliable way A aims B which C way D at Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 37: ~ A: “ .” ~ B: “Just pop in and have a look at your new car.” A Can I have a try at this dress, Madame? B Please come in and talk C Welcome home! You look quite so brown and healthy D What a surprise to see you here on Sunday! Question 38: ~ A: “What cool things can you do?” ~ B: “ ” A Singing and dancing or something like that B To make ice-cream with a freezer C Well, Just turn on the air-conditoner D Cool? Nothing can interest me but window shopping and strolling Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 39 to 45 Linda Greenlaw: SWORDFISH FISHERMAN Not only does Linda Greenlaw one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, but she also does it extremely well She has been described as ‘one of the best captains on the entire East coast’ and that, in one of the leadingcountries in the fishing industry, is praise indeed Linda was born and brought up on Isle au Haut, a tiny island ten kilometres off the coast of Maine, USA She fell in love with fishing as a child, and she worked on fishing boats dining her summer breaks from college Her first opportunity to go on a deep-sea fishing trip came when she was nineteen Alden Leeman, a man she’d never met before, hired her for thirty days on his swordfishing boat The trip was a success and eventually Alden offered Linda her first boat to captain in 1986, which probably made her the only woman ever to captain a swordfishing boat So, why did she take up swordfishing in the first place? Linda says that not only does she like the way she feels on a boat, but she also gets passionate about catching a fish More than anything, she’s proud of being a fisherman, even more so than she is of being a best-selling author Linda has published four books to date, the first of which, The Hungry Ocean, was top of the New York bestseller list for three months In it, Linda tells the story of one fishing trip and narrates the adventures she experienced on board with her five-man crew, including bad weather, sickness, mechanical problems and, of course, the fish But the world of fish and fishing is a man’s world and it’s not easy to find a word to describe Linda Greenlaw In her own words, she says: ‘I am a woman I am a fisherman I am not a “fisherwoman”, “fisherlady” or “fishergirl”.’ Question 39: Linda prefers to be described as A a fisherwoman B a fisherlady C a fisherman D the best captain Question 40: Linda is A French B Canadian C American D British Question 41: Linda took up swordfishing because A she needed to earn some money B she was offered her first boat to captain C all her family are fishermen D she loves boats and catching fish Question 42: On the boat described in The Hungry Ocean, A there were five people B there was only one person C there were four people D there were six people Question 43: The phrasal verb “take up” can be substituted by A finish B start doing C obtain D choose Question 44: Her first deep-sea fishing trip was A when she was a child B before she was twenty C when she fell in love with fishing D in 1986 Question 45: The idiom “to date” is closest in meaning to A today B up to the present time C right now D nowadays Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions Question 46: First impression on university life varies from student to student A University life makes the students vary in impression B Students hold different viewpoints on university life C Each student has his/her own first impression on university life D No two students share the same experience at the university Question 47: "You are a newcomer here, aren’t you?” she asked me A She did not know that I am the newcomer B She asked me whether I was a newcomer there C She told me she was a newcomer in that place D She wanted to know why I did not come here again Question 48: It is likely that the council will convene next week A The council will not convene next week B The council may convene next week C The council can't convene next week D The council must convene next week 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 49: Those three countries launched missiles into Syria No casualties were reported A Despite those three countries launched missiles into Syria, no casualties were reported B Those three countries launched missiles into Syria so that no casualties could be reported C Those three countries launched missiles into Syria, but no casualties were reported D Having launched missiles into Syria, those three countries had not reported casualties Question 50: I got up late and missed the first class The alarm clock didn’t go off A I got up late and missed the first class, so the alarm clock didn’t go off B If I set the alarm clock well, I would not get up late and miss the first class C Because I got up late and missed the first class, the alarm clock didn’t go off D Due to the alarm clock not working well, I got up late and missed the first class The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ƠN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 435 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 1: We can win only if we remain united, and so we must support them the moment they on strike A went B will go C go D will have gone Question 2: It was a(n) .conversation We were both talking about different things without realising it A thick B unwise C absurd D foolish Question 3: He prefers water to tap water A mineral B fresh C well D canned Question 4: After three' hours of walking in the hot summer sun, we were for a drink A sighing B panting C gulping D gasping Question 5: There are many superstitions signs that one can use to the evil eye if you believe such things A look out - over B let out - with C ward off - in D come up - about Question 6: It’s only a small lamp, so it doesn’t off much light A give B shed C spend D cast Question 7: The fire or days until the monsoon rains put it out A flashed B raged C scorched D ignited Question 8: It is people who are of voting age who make up the of a country A electors B ballot papers C electorate D constituency Question 9: Although at that time my knowledge of German was very poor, I most of what they said A managed understand B did understand C didn't understand D have understood Question 10: With unemployment at a record level, retraining programmes would off in the long run A wear B pay C go D pass Question 11: It’s time we bought some new furniture Look at these chairs They’re to pieces A going B battered C crumbling D falling Question 12: We can go by road, because are normally free from heavy traffic at this time of day A both - all B neither - some C either - both D any - either Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions Question 13:A receipt B foreign C seize D ceiling Question 14:A gourmet B court C sour D pour Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 15:A peccadillo B consecrate C commodore D ectoplasm Question 16:A secretariat B ecclesiastical C octogenarian D occupational Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions Question 17: Global warming will get worse when more and more people in the world will have cars A get worse B world will C when D more and more Question 18: A laser is the only device which aims coherent light at an object in a safe and reliable way A aims B which C at D way Question 19: Not until ten years ago was there much need for personal computer A Not until B computer C ago D was there 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 20: I got up late and missed the first class The alarm clock didn’t go off A Because I got up late and missed the first class, the alarm clock didn’t go off B I got up late and missed the first class, so the alarm clock didn’t go off C Due to the alarm clock not working well, I got up late and missed the first class D If I set the alarm clock well, I would not get up late and miss the first class Question 21: Those three countries launched missiles into Syria No casualties were reported A Having launched missiles into Syria, those three countries had not reported casualties B Those three countries launched missiles into Syria so that no casualties could be reported C Those three countries launched missiles into Syria, but no casualties were reported D Despite those three countries launched missiles into Syria, no casualties were reported Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 22: ~ A: “ .” ~ B: “Just pop in and have a look at your new car.” A Please come in and talk B Welcome home! You look quite so brown and healthy C What a surprise to see you here on Sunday! D Can I have a try at this dress, Madame? Question 23: ~ A: “What cool things can you do?” ~ B: “ ” A To make ice-cream with a freezer B Singing and dancing or something like that C Well, Just turn on the air-conditoner D Cool? Nothing can interest me but window shopping and strolling Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 24 to 29 ANSWERS FROM THE ICE AGE We are all too well aware that the extinction of animal and plant species is one of the biggest and most horrifying threats (24) our planet these days Having said that, there has recently been some good news out of Russia regarding something called regeneration - a(n) (25) solution to this ever-growing problem Regeneration involves (26) tissue from a plant or animal that has become extinct and ‘bringing it back (27) life’ In recent Russian experiments, scientists took fruit and seeds from the underground burrow of a long-dead Siberian squirrel and process to regenerate a beautiful flower called the Silene stenophylla To date, it is the oldest plant to be produced from the innovative regeneration (28) Understandably, experts are over the moon about their success as it shows once and for all that tissue can survive ice conservation for thousands of years Those who participated in the regeneration of the flower are pleased and are now hoping to find prehistoric squirrel tissue or perhaps even (29) tissue from the great woolly mammoth, which could lead to the resurrection of those two species [From: STARLIGHT 8, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2010] Question 24:A heading B challenging C facing D confronting Question 25:A likely B possible C probable D expected Question 26:A pulling B moving C bringing D taking Question 27:A in B at C for D to Question 28:A succeeded B directed C managed D conducted Question 29:A icy B freezing C iced D frozen Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 30 to 36 Linda Greenlaw: SWORDFISH FISHERMAN Not only does Linda Greenlaw one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, but she also does it extremely well She has been described as ‘one of the best captains on the entire East coast’ and that, in one of the leadingcountries in the fishing industry, is praise indeed Linda was born and brought up on Isle au Haut, a tiny island ten kilometres off the coast of Maine, USA She fell in love with fishing as a child, and she worked on fishing boats dining her summer breaks from college Her first opportunity to go on a deep-sea fishing trip came when she was nineteen Alden Leeman, a man she’d never met before, hired her for thirty days on his swordfishing boat The trip was a success and eventually Alden offered Linda her first boat to captain in 1986, which probably made her the only woman ever to captain a swordfishing boat So, why did she take up swordfishing in the first place? Linda says that not only does she like the way she feels on a boat, but she also gets passionate about catching a fish More than anything, she’s proud of being a fisherman, even more so than she is of being a best-selling author Linda has published four books to date, the first of which, The Hungry Ocean, was top of the New York bestseller list for three months In it, Linda tells the story of one fishing trip and narrates the adventures she experienced on board with her five-man crew, including bad weather, sickness, mechanical problems and, of course, the fish But the world of fish and fishing is a man’s world and it’s not easy to find a word to describe Linda Greenlaw In her own words, she says: ‘I am a woman I am a fisherman I am not a “fisherwoman”, “fisherlady” or “fishergirl”.’ Question 30: The idiom “to date” is closest in meaning to A today B nowadays C right now D up to the present time Question 31: Linda prefers to be described as A a fisherman B a fisherwoman C a fisherlady D the best captain Question 32: Linda took up swordfishing because A she needed to earn some money B she loves boats and catching fish C all her family are fishermen D she was offered her first boat to captain Question 33: The phrasal verb “take up” can be substituted by A choose B obtain C start doing D finish Question 34: On the boat described in The Hungry Ocean, A there was only one person B there were four people C there were five people D there were six people Question 35: Her first deep-sea fishing trip was A when she was a child B in 1986 C before she was twenty D when she fell in love with fishing Question 36: Linda is A French B Canadian C American D British Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 37: Nowadays female engineers are not too thick on the ground A rare B efficient C enormous D overweight Question 38: The smell from the lady's perfume still lingered in his room days later A swish B swell C pervade D dawdle Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 39 to 45 'FEED ME BETTER' 'Feed Me Better' is the name of the campaign run by TV chef, Jamie Oliver, to improve eating habits in British schools Jamie is popular with young people all over Britain because of his cookery programmes His ingredients are fresh, his recipes are simple, and his meals are absolutely delicious So when he found out what Britain's schoolchildren were eating at school, he went on the warpath He discovered that school dinners centred around processed food, chips and burgers, and that children were incapable of recognizing basic vegetables So Jamie resolved to something about it He decided to make a TV series called Jamie's School Dinners which showed the successes and failures of his attempt to improve the dinner menu of a school in Greenwich, London He was assisted by the school dinner lady, Nora Sands, who was keen to learn how to give the children a more balanced meal while not exceeding her budget At the same time as the programmes were being filmed, Jamie ran a national campaign called 'Feed Me Better' to bring the state of the nation's school dinners to the attention of the government As a result of the 300,000-signature petition that Jamie presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair in the spring of 2005, new legislation was brought in to control school dinners Now children are promised two pieces of fruit with their meal, and fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate and crisps are banned Jamie Oliver has shown that it is possible to something positive for Britain's schoolchildren instead of just using them to make money Question 39: Nora Sands, the dinner lady, wanted to A appear on TV B spend more money on food C give the children better food D save money on food Question 40: ‘Feed Me Better’ is the name of A a cookery programme B a campaign run by the government C a cookery book D a campaign against bad eating habits Question 41: Jamie Oliver discovered that school dinners were A bought from local shops B not made from natural ingredients C too expensive for parents D not cooked properly Question 42: Since 2005, school dinners have A become more expensive B become cheaper C become bigger D improved Question 43: Jamie Oliver is A the head cook in a school canteen B the presenter of a TV programme C a cookery teacher in a school, D a cook in an expensive restaurant Question 44: The phrase "went on the warpath" is closest in meaning to A declared war B launched a campaign C prepared arms D started a fight Question 45: The word "resolved" is synonymous with A decided B made effort C found out a solution D came up with an idea Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 46: Your advice to him was like casting pearls before swine A doing a good turn B flying off the handle C holding to the heart D baying at the moon Question 47: She said some quite nasty things about him A favourable B offensive C smelling D funny Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions Question 48: "You are a newcomer here, aren’t you?” she asked me A She wanted to know why I did not come here again B She did not know that I am the newcomer C She told me she was a newcomer in that place D She asked me whether I was a newcomer there Question 49: First impression on university life varies from student to student A University life makes the students vary in impression B Each student has his/her own first impression on university life C No two students share the same experience at the university D Students hold different viewpoints on university life Question 50: It is likely that the council will convene next week A The council will not convene next week B The council must convene next week C The council may convene next week D The council can't convene next week / G4: ... arms C launched a campaign D declared war Question 2: The word "resolved" is synonymous with A came up with an idea B found out a solution C made effort D decided Question 3: Jamie Oliver is A a... government D a cookery programme Question 36: The word "resolved" is synonymous with A made effort B found out a solution C decided D came up with an idea Question 37: Jamie Oliver is A the head... Question 49: First impression on university life varies from student to student A University life makes the students vary in impression B Each student has his/her own first impression on university
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