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.
The petrol price is getting higher and higher, ____?
Question 6: If we want to stay ahead of _____, we will have to increase the marketing budget.
Question 7: The _____ has recently turned the wholesale market down.
Question 8: Each of us has a specific task which is included in the big ______ made byour general director.
Question 9: The government raises money by _______ taxes on every business to serve its activities.
Question 10: It is necessary that the government enact policies against _____ in bidding.
Question 11: Natural disasters have badly affected _______ industries such as farming, fishing and mining for recent years.
Question 12: Apple has ______ the market on mobile phone users. They have a large percentage of market share worldwide.
Question 13: ______ agriculture requires large inputs of fossil fuels, water, inorganic fertilizers and pesticides.
Question 14: I have a little workshop _____I produce furniture ordered by individual customers.
Question 15: Only after Facebook and Google had penetrated the social networking market was Yahoo _____ out of.
Question 16: Women _________ in Volvo’s cars are an important market segment for it.
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.
Thanks to the benchmarking, we find it easy to compare our performance to the others’.
Question 18: If he goes on undercutting us, we can’t stay in business.
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.
Society is undergoing the price escalationin all vital goods such as petrol gas and electricity. Maintaining life has become more and more stressful to workers.
Question 20: In summer, warm clothes are low-end goods. You can buy lots of genuine ones with reasonable prices.
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 Thang are talking about company operation
Mai: “Do you think every company should prepare budget for income and expenses?”
Thang: “ _________________”
Question 22: Adam and Lucy are discussing the business plan.
Adam: “What goes into a business plan?”
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.
Marketing is two things. First, it is a __(23)__ and set of techniques to sell an organization’s products or services. This involves choosing target customers and designing a persuasive marketing mix to get them to buy. The mix may include a range of brands, temping prices, convenient sales outlets and a battery of advertising and promotions. This concept of marketing as selling and persuasion is by far the most popular idea among both managers and the ___(24)___.
The second, and by far more important concept of marketing focuses on improving the reality of what is on offer. It is based on understanding customers’ needs and developing new ___(25)___ which are better than those currently available. Doing this is not a marketing department problem, but one which involves the whole organization. For example, for Rover to beat Mercedes for the consumer’s choice involves engineering new models, developing lean manufacturing processes, and ___(26)___ its dealer network.
Creating company-wide focus on the customer requires the continual ____(27)___ of new skills and technology. Marketing is rarely effective as a business function. As the chief executive of Hewlett Packard put it: ‘Marketing is too important to leave to the marketing department.’ Such companies understand that everybody’s task is marketing. This concept of marketing offering real customer value is what business is all about.
(Adapted from Business English in Use by Bill Mascull)
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 28-35
Have you been rejected or disappointed time and time again? Well Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, did. But he took his failures and didn't just make lemonade, he made the world a better place.
Sanders was born in 1890 in Henryville, IN. When he was six years old, his father passed away leaving Sanders to cook and care for his siblings. In seventh grade, he dropped out of school and left home to go work as a farmhand. Already turning into a tough cookie . At 16, he faked his age to enlist in the United States army. After being honorably discharged a year later, he got hired by the railway as a laborer. However, he got fired for fighting with a coworker. While he worked for the railway, he studied law until he ruined his legal career by getting into another fight. Sanders was forced to move back in with his mom and get a job selling life insurance. And guess what? He got fired for insubordination. But this guy wouldn't give up.
In 1920, he founded a ferry boat company. Later, he tried cashing in his ferry boat business to create a lamp manufacturing company only to find out that another company already sold a better version of his lamp. Poor guy couldn't catch a break It wasn't until age 40 that he began selling chicken dishes in a service station. As he began to advertise his food, an argument with a competitor resulted in a deadly shootout. Four years later, he bought a motel which burned to the ground along with his restaurant. Yet this determined man rebuilt and ran a new motel until World War II forced him to close it down.
Following the war, he tried to franchise his restaurant. His recipe was rejected 1,009 times before anyone accepted it. Sander's "secret recipe" was coined "Kentucky Fried Chicken", and quickly became a hit. However, the booming restaurant was crippled when an interstate opened nearby so Sanders sold it and pursued his dream of spreading KFC franchises & hiring KFC workers all across the country.
After years of failures and misfortunes, Sanders finally hit it big. KFC expanded internationally and he sold the company for two million dollars ($15.3 million today). Even today, Sanders remains central in KFC's branding and his face still appears in their logo. His goatee, white suit and western string tie continue to symbolize delicious country fried chicken all over the world. At age 90, Sanders passed away from pneumonia. At that time, there were around 6,000 KFC locations in 48 countries. By 2013, there were an estimated 18,000 KFC locations in 118 countries.
If you're overwhelmed by rejection or discouraged by setbacks , remember the story of Colonel Harland Sanders. Fired from multiple jobs, ruined his legal career, was set back by the Great Depression, fires and World War II, yet still created one of the largest fast food chains in the world. Sanders wouldn't let anything or anyone defeat him. We should all be more like Colonel Sanders (besides the fighting and getting fired part).
(Adapted from www.snagajob.com)
What can be the best title of the passage?
Question 29: According to the paragraph 2, the phrase ‘fired’ is closest in meaning to_____:
Question 30: What are mentioned as reasons why Colonel Harland Sanders lost his jobs EXCEPT?
Question 31: According to the paragraph 2, the phrase ‘catch a break’ is closest in meaning to_____:
Question 32: In the paragraph 3,what can be inferred about Sanders’s chicken business?
Question 33: According to the paragraph 4, the phrase ‘franchise’ is closest in meaning to_____:
Question 34: All of the following are true about Kentucky Fried Chicken EXCEPT____:
Question 35: What can be understood about the author’s attitude to Sanders?
Question 36: 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 36-42
Yahoo Messenger, the messaging app that many people probably didn't know still existed, is finally shutting down for good.The app is shutting down on July 17, after a 20-year run. Yahoo, which was acquired by Verizon in 2017, didn't give an explanation for shutting its messenger down, but given the sheer amount of already popular messaging apps on the market, it was probably hard to compete with the existing product.
Yahoo is currently beta testing an invite-only messaging app called Squirrel, which could serve as a replacement for those who will miss Messenger. However, since Squirell's release last month, it has been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times, compared to the nearly half-million downloads of Yahoo Messenger during the last quarter, according to Randy Nelson, the head of mobile insights at Sensor Tower."We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind," Yahoo wrote in a press release. "As the communications landscape continues to change over, we're focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs."
Yahoo Messenger was one of the first instant messaging apps created, but it struggled to keep up with modern apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Snapchat. However, the app found a surprising niche within oil trading companies.Older versions of Yahoo Messenger shut down in 2016, and oil traders voiced their concern about the app's demise at the time."You have no idea how much I'll miss Yahoo Messenger," one oil trader from Singapore told Reuters in 2016. "I built up hundreds of contacts on it over more than a decade. I have Yahoo friends I have never met, but with whom I spent many hours bantering and joking. It also made me a lot of money. Now that it's gone, I could cry."The app became popular with oil and commodity traders in the late '90s because it was free, easy to use, and was quickly solidified as their main method of communication.     Anyone who used Yahoo Messenger can download their chat history here during the next six months.
(Adapted from www.businessinsider.com)
In the paragraph 1, the word ‘acquired’ is closest in meaning to _______:
Question 37: According to the paragraph 1, Yahoo messenger closed down because _____:
Question 38: According to the paragraph 2, what doesthe word ‘it’refer to ?
Question 39: According to the passage, what can be inferred about Randy Nelson?
Question 40: In the paragraph 3, the word ‘niche’ is closest in meaning to ____:
Question 41: What can be implied about users’ feelings of Yahoo Messenger disappearance?
Question 42: What does the passage mainly discuss about?
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.
We have to persuade people that is worth to pay a bit more for a good product like Woof, which is far better, of course.
Question 44: People who come home to ten p.m.,answering phone messages, all selling things, tent to hate them.
Question 45: A company in difficulty that cannot save goes bankrupt.
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.
The government has banned payment by mobile cards because of online gambling.
Question 47: “You mustn’t let our turnover go down to below $1.2 million” sail Director to his sale staff.
Question 48: It is believed that General Oil and PP merging will be the biggest ever financial event.
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.
The petrol gas price has gone up. Salary hasn’t gone up yet.
Question 50: The import tax decreases to 0%. Car price has slightly fallen.