Question 1: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from other three in position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: Mark the letters 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 5: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
How many ________ do you have each day?
Question 6: That’s ________ for you to do the exam on the day when you have fever or feel sick.
Question 7: How long ___________ you to do your homework each night?
Question 8: Children who have their own room to study in and access to books and computers have a much better chance of success than children _____________ those things.
Question 9: Do you like to have music in the background when you are __________ for the exam.
Question 10: Attempts at cheating at exams will be dealt with in accordance with the rules regarding exam cheating, ___________ whether the attempt at cheating is successful or whether you actually intended to cheat.
Question 11: Cheating on exams can result in serious consequences for the student who _________
Question 12: Large obligatory assignments or reports that must be approved _________ the student to take the exam also fall under the same rules as for cheating on exams.
Question 13: All assignments, exams, theses and reports that are submitted can be checked for
Question 14: Plagiarism occurs when a writer __________ another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own.
Question 15: Graduates with a university degree ___________ opportunities for better occupations and higher pay.
Question 16: The _________ the skill level of our workforce is, the higher our country’s productivity is.
Question 17: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Today I had a 20 – minute detention for talking class that I had to sit and write a long
Question 18: Question 18: Children under 6 must go to kindergarten in almost all corners of the world.
Question 19: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word OPPOSITE in meaning the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 19: Of the 781 million adults over the age of 15 estimated to be illiterate, 496 million were women, the World's Women 2015 report found.
Question 20: Educational situation is getting worse and worse, which is shown via the dramatically increasing unemployment rate of well-educated graduates.
Question 21: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Mai and Hong are talking before their exam.
Mai: “Do you think we can pass the exam?”
Hong: “ _________________”
Question 22: Question 22: Lien and Minh are discussing the university exam.
Lien: “I can’t believe that some friends who studied worse got the better grades than us.”
Quynh: “ _________________”
Question 23: Mark the letters 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 23 to 27. .
People at the highest levels of government in Vietnam are thinking about the challenges they face in ____(23)____ their young. Very few other countries have shown a similar level of forward thinking and determination. The education ministry has designed a ___(24)___ plan. It is eager to learn from the best-performing countries on how to implement that plan ____(25)____ and is ready to commit the financial support that is needed. Almost 21% of all government _____(26)___ in 2010 was devoted to education - a larger proportion than seen in any OECD country. The nation's educators have also designed a curriculum that focuses on pupils gaining a deep understanding of core _____(27)____ and mastery of core skills. .
(Adapted from BBC NEWS)
Question 28: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or Don your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 28-34.
In spite of ever rising tuition and ballooning student loan debts, a large majority of students still desire to attend college. Traditional notions are deeply engrained in the public's mind. College is considered the path to a better, higher paying job, the best way to make connections and propel a career, and a status symbol, especially for those who go to elite universities. .
However, given the dismal reality facing college graduates, perhaps the future of higher education will have to change.
In some cases, a college diploma may no longer guarantee the high potential lifetime earnings it once did. An online salary ranking system called PayScale.com calculates a student's 30-year return on investment at the top 1,300 colleges nationwide based on avers age alumnisalary and tuition costs. Their recently issued 2012 report suggests that out of the 4,500 colleges and universities in the nation only the top 800 to 850 give you an annual return on investment greater than 4%. In pure financial terms, students might be better off investing their tuition money in stocks rather than four years with one of our nation's many colleges.
But this does not stop an overwhelming number of students from paying an exorbitant amount of money or taking on huge amounts of debt in order to attend college. It seems like such conventional wisdom. "A diploma wasn't a piece of paper. It was an amulet," as columnist Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times. That may no longer be the case.
A college degree does not hold the status and significance it once did. Recent data from the Census Bureau and Department of Labor found that almost 54% of recent graduates were unemployed or underemployed. As our world becomes more globally integrated and competitive, economic status now turns on many other things, like intellectual capital and skills training, things which colleges are supposed to instill, but many don't.
According to a recent world economic study, about 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide are going begging because of a lack of skilled workers. In the United States alone, at least 600,000 manufacturing jobs cannot be filled. Meanwhile, legions of arts and humanities majors occupy the unemployment rolls. Many students are ill prepared for the labor market, whether by fault of their own or by colleges and universities that are out of sync with the needs of a skilled work force.
However, technology may just transform everything. Better, smarter, more adaptable and cheaper education will soon be available to all. Initiatives like the ED-X partnership between Harvard and MIT promise to give non-traditional students elements of a world-class education online, and for free. Coursera, recently founded by Stanford professor Andrew Ng, will offer not only free online courses, but also a great deal of individualized instruction in the form of grading, testing, student-to-student help and certificates of completion. What Salman Khan and his Khan Academy did for elementary and secondary education, offering world-class instruction online for free, will soon be replicated throughout academia. These new ventures will no doubt challenge the traditional four-year residential, physical university model.
In the future, access to college may be nearly universal, with little or no tuition costs. We may be on the cusp of a higher education revolution. College may look very different 20, 10, or even five years from now.
In the meantime, the national and kitchen table conversation over higher education should no longer be looked at in the isolation of student loans. It's time for parents and students to look at the entire enterprise of higher education and ask -- how, when, where, for whom, in what studies and at what cost is a college education appropriate?
(Adapted from CNN News - education)
What does the passage mainly discuss? :
Question 29: With the traditional public awareness, completing university degrees brings all following benefits EXCEPT:
Question 30: Financially, a student will earn more money if ____________.
Question 31: The word “exorbitant” is closest in meaning to _________.
Question 32: What can be implied from the passage?
Question 33: According to the passage, who will design online university or college courses for free?
Question 34: What is the author’s opinions about tuition fee and cost of higher education?
Question 35: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or Don your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 35-42
The UK is facing a much heralded digital skills crisis with the Science and Technology Committee recently warning the country risks being left behind other nations, unless more action is taken to address the problem. To kick-start uptake of subjects that nurture these skills, analytics leader SAS has partnered with leading education technology provider RM Unify, to deliver a wide range of free, high-quality online resources.
The big data workforce is expected to grow by around 346,000 according to SAS’ research with The Tech Partnership, with demand for these jobs rising by 160 per cent from 2013 to 2020. This workforce will be a vital part of the UK economy, as big data analytics and internet of things (IoT) are expected to deliver combined revenues of £322 billion from 2015 to 2020 according to a study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).
SAS and RM Unify’s partnership gives students the building blocks to prepare them for the digital workplace of the future. Thousands of interactive online resources covering multiple subjects on the national curriculum, including Mathematics, English and Science, are available via SAS Curriculum Pathways. These will now be available through RM Unify, which allows students and teachers to easily access all their online resources via a single platform.
“The next generation requires a solid foundation in digital skills – especially in areas like analytics, business intelligence and data management. Providing support, training and foundational knowledge for young people in schools, colleges and universities is a key piece of the puzzle,” said Geoffrey Taylor, Head of Academic Programmers at SAS UK & Ireland.
“With the SAS Curriculum Pathways programme having achieved great success across the US, we are delighted to provide UK schools with the platform mapped to the English, Scottish and Welsh curriculums for all age groups. With official endorsement from educational bodies, English schools have the reassurance that SAS Curriculum Pathways is an excellent tool for its teachers and students alike. Our partnership with RM Unify will ensure wider accessibility of the platform as we continue to support digital skills across England’s schools.”
Through the partnership, SAS Curriculum Pathways is now available to approximately 2,000 schools across England through RM Unify. The interactive online resources create learning environments that would otherwise be difficult to achieve in the classroom setting. Students use the digital resources independently to supplement teacher-led activities, resulting in meaningful learning experiences that foster a deep, robust understanding of concepts.
“We are delighted to be working with SAS to broaden the wide range of online resources we provide to English schools,” said Ben Mallard, Product Manager at RM Unify. “SAS Curriculum Pathways is the only offering of its kind in the marketplace. At zero cost, the high quality of its content, such as virtual science labs where experiments can be conducted, is unmatched. It covers the key foundations needed by today’s students to build digital-savvy careers and ensure they don’t get left behind in the global marketplace.”
(Adapted from http://www.rm.com/products/rm-unify)
What does this passage mainly discuss?
Question 36: The word “building blocks” in the paragraph 3 is CLOSEST in meaning to _______.
Question 37: What can be inferred about Mr. Geoffrey Taylor?
Question 38: Where has SAS been operating?
Question 39: Who is inaccessible to SAS Curriculum Pathways?
Question 40: What can be understood about experiments in SAS Curriculum Pathways.
Question 41: What does the word “ITS” in the paragraph 7 refer to?
Question 42: All the followings are mentioned as benefits of SAS Curriculum Pathways EXCEPT:
Question 43: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following sentences.
A good quality education help children reachtheir full potential.
Question 44: Although more children around the world are going to school than ever before,but many are not learning basic skills like reading once they get there.
Question 45: Early childhood, the period between birth and age 8, is the foundation of a child’s future health, grow , development and achievement at school and throughout life.
Question 46: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to each of the following questions.
Hardly had I applied my dossier to the University of Technology, the Foreign Trade University decreased their entrance grade.
Question 47: Mary managed to pass the extremely difficult graduation exam from high school. A.Mary passed the extremely difficult graduation exam from high school in the end.
Question 48: The amount of cognitive stimulation available at age 4 affected cortical thickness.
Question 49: Mark the letters A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Early Childhood Development is an investment for life. Early Childhood Development seldom takes priority.
Question 50: Adult education is a practice.Adults engage in systematic activities to gain knowledge.