Question 1: 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 3: 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 5: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The film is ______ released at the end of next year
Question 6: It’s hard to believe that this film ______ completely by computer
Question 7: You ______ that film last week – it was only released yesterday
Question 8: By the time we arrived, the film _______
Question 9: Do you think this actor will ______ the heights of his famous father?
Question 10: Edward is a very talented ______ although he can’t sing or dance well at all
Question 11: The sooner she moves out, ______ it will be for all of us
Question 12: I’ve never heard such a loud voice ______ his
Question 13: Some _______ television programs follow wealthy women through their strange lives
Question 14: His idea was _____ the power of millions of people on the Internet
Question 15: Are you planning _____ a new DVD player?
Question 16: Were ...................... my dad, I would never have started playing tennis in the first place.
Question 17: They _____ to the theatre twice so far this month
Question 18: My friends have urged me to ______ my tastes to include more classical music
Question 19: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSET in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
The first leg of AFF cup was hosted by Malaysia on 11 December, 2018
Question 20: She plans to compete in the marathon
Question 21: 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.
The belief that the Oscars were becoming too narrow in their selections
Question 22: It might seem outrageous for advertisers to spend the large amounts of money they do for recording artists and their song
Question 23: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Linh and Hoang are talking to each other
- Linh: “Could you get to the park before 3 o’clock?”
- Hoang: “ _________. I’m still at the meeting then”
Question 24: Peter and Max are talking about football
- Peter: “Do you think Vietnam football team will win the Asian Cup?”
- Max: “________”
Question 25: 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 25 to 29.
British families started going on holiday to the seaside around the middle of the 19th century. The invention of the railways (25) ____ this possible. The first holidaymakers were quite rich and went for their health and education. The seaside was a place to be cured of illness, and doctors recommended bathing in the sea and drinking sea water. Also to increase their knowledge, families attended concerts and read books from the library.
At that time, ordinary working people had very little time (26) ____ work. However, in 1871, the government introduced four Banking Holiday - national holiday days. This (27) ____ people to have a day or two out, which now and then gave them a taste for leisure and the seaside. At first, they went on day-trips, taking (28) ____ of special cheap tickets on the railways. By the 1880s, rising incomes meant that many ordinary workers and their families could have a week‘s holiday at the seaside. Rail fares were reduced and cheap hotels were built to accommodate them. Holidaymakers enjoyed being idle, sitting on the beach, bathing in the sea, and eating ice-cream. Cheap entertainment was (29) ____ offer and holidaymakers went to have fun.
Today the English seaside remains popular, with more than 18 million holidays taken there each year.
Question 30: 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 34.
Applause is a form of cheering. A group of people make noise at an event like a music show or a sports game. They sometimes make noise with their mouths. But applause usually includes clapping hands. People hit both of their hands together to make a sharp noise. When many people do this at once it can be very loud!
People have been clapping for thousands of years. In ancient Rome, theatre shows were very popular. Actors performed a show. Then they would ask the audience for applause. Applause was a way for the crowd to say ‘thank you’ to the performers. But it was also more than this. People could also communicate how much they liked the performance. If they liked it very much they would applaud very loudly and for a long time. But if they did not like it, they would only applaud a little bit. In this way, a crowd could communicate as a group
Applause also connected people to their leaders. Political leaders in ancient Rome gave long speeches to the people. And people could talk back through applause. Greg Aldrete is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He studies politicians in ancient Rome. Aldrete told The Atlantic magazine that leaders would listen to the applause of the crowd. They would measure how long and loud it was. From this they would understand if the people supported them
Politicians and performers even began to pay people to applaud loudly. They hoped that if the crowd heard people clapping loudly, they would all clap loudly too. In 17th century France, there was a group of people called the ‘claque.’ An actor or politician could pay them money. The claque charged money for different kinds of cheering services. They would clap and shout. The claque would even boo a performance. This showed that they did not like it
Applause may depend on the country or size of the crowd. It may come in many forms. But one thing does not change. Artists, sports players and speakers all enjoy hearing applause
What is the paragraph mainly about?
Question 31: The following sentences are true EXCEPT _____
Question 32: The word “claque” in the paragraph means _____
Question 33: The word “boo” in the paragraph has the closet meaning to _____
Question 34: Applause has different forms but there is one unchanged thing is ____
Question 35: 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 from35 to 42
The cinema did not emerge as form of mass consumption until its technology evolved from the initial “peepshow” format to the point where images were projected on a screen in a darkened theatre. In the peepshow format, a film as viewed through a small opening in a machine that was created for that purpose. Thomas Edison’s peepshow device, the Kinetoscope, was introduced to the public in 1894. It was designed for use in Kinetoscope parlours, or arcades, which contained only a few individual machines and permitted only one customer to view a short, 50-foot film at any one time. The first Kinetoscope parlours contained five machines. For the price of 25 cents (or 5 cents per machine), customers moved from machine to machine to watch five different films (or, in the case of famous prize fights, successive rounds of a single fight)
These Kinetoscope arcades were modelled on phonograph parlours ,which had proven successful for Edison several years earlier. In the phonograph parlours, customers listened to recordings through individual ear tubes, moving from one machine to the next to hear different recorded speeches or pieces of music. The Kinetoscope parlours functioned in a similar way. Edison was more interested in the sale of Kinetoscopes (for roughly $1,000 apiece) to these parlours than in the films that would be run in them (which cost approximately $10 to $15 each). He refused to develop projection technology, reasoning that if he made and sold projectors, then exhibitors would purchase only one machine – a projector – from him instead of several
Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more readily by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission. About a year after the opening of the first Kinetoscope parlour in 1894, showmen such as Louis and Auguste Lumière, Thomas Armat and Charles Francis Jenkins, and Orville and Woodville Latham (with the assistance of Edison’s former assistant, William Dickson) perfected projection devices. These early projection devices were used in vaudeville theaters, legitimate theaters, local town halls, makeshift storefront theaters, fairgrounds (bãi họp phiên chợ), and amusement parks to show films to a mass audience
With the advent of projection, the viewer’s relationship with the image was no longer private, as it had been with earlier peepshow devices such as the Kinetoscope and the Mutoscope, which was a similar machine that reproduced motion by means of successive images on individual photographic cards instead of on strips of celluloid. It and even hundreds of others. At the same time, the image that the spectator looked at expanded from the minuscule peepshow dimensions of 1 or 2 inches (in height) to the life-size proportions of 6 or 9 feet
According to paragraph 1, all of the following were true of viewing films in Kinetoscope parlours EXCEPT:
Question 36: The author discusses phonograph parlours in paragraph 2 in order to
Question 37: The word “readily” in the passage is closest in meaning to
Question 38: The word “assistance” in the passage is closest in meaning to
Question 39: Which of the following is mentioned in paragraph 4 as one of the ways the Mutoscope differed from the Kinetoscope?
Question 40: The word “It” in the passage refers to
Question 41: According to paragraph 4, the images seen by viewers in the earlier peepshows, compared with the images projected on the screen, were relatively
Question 42: The word "minuscule" in the passage is closest in meaning to
Question 43: Right now, there was more people on the social media website Facebook, than there are on the planet 200 years ago
Question 44: Vietnam beated Jordan on penalties to reach Asian Cup quarters
Question 45: The 49-years-old singer has attracted a lot of attention with her latest magazine cover shoot
Question 46: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closet in meaning to each of the following questions
They estimate that half of South Korean children have problems with using computers and the internet too much
Question 47: She is the best singer of all
Question 48: “Why don’t you book the film ticket online, Sarah?” Peter said
Question 49: 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
I couldn’t go to the concert. I’d spent all my money
Question 50: Jo is an actress. She has just finished making her first film