Text 1 (Questions No. 16-18)
Sorry, I'll be a few minutes late. I've to take my kid to school first. Her mom can't do it today. I'll bring the novel you asked me.
1. What's the message mainly about?
- Henry's kid.
- Henry's wife.
- Tom's colleague.
- Henry's coming late.
- The novel expected by Tom.
2. "Her mom can't do it today."
What does the underlined word refer to?
A. Coming late.
B. Reading a novel.
C. Bringing a novel
D. Asking for apology.
E. Taking the kid to school.
3. I'll bring the novel you asked me. The similar word for 'bring' is...
Text 2 (Questions No 19-20)
On Saturday, August 15, volunteers from your local Cancer Research Society will be collecting donations. We welcome any items, particularly furniture, electronics and household goods. If you would like to donate items, please leave them by your front door.
The pick-up schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 15 Area Between________________________
8 – 10 a.m. Lincoln and Washington Blvds.
9 – 11 a.m. Main and Coast Streets.
12 – 2 p.m. Gregory Blvd. and Laurel Dr.
2 – 4 p.m. 17th and 20th St.
4 – 6 p.m. Powel Ave. and Brennan Blvd.
4. What is the purpose of the event?
- To sell new furniture
- To gather used goods
- To introduce local people to a new organization
- To conduct research
- To establish a cancer research society
5. Which area has the latest pick-up?
A. Lincoln and Washington Blvds.
B. Main and Coast Streets.
C. Gregory Blvd. and Laurel Dr.
D. 17th and 20th St.
E. Powel Ave. and Brennan Blvd.
Text 3 (Questions No. 21-23)
6. The following is not the requirement for candidates
- good experience
- a hard worker
- good at English
- qualified in computer
- high enthusiasm
7. What is the announcement about?
A. a placement of candidates
B. a growing company
C. a job vacancy
D. an advertisement
E. sales engineers
8. A strong and friendly personality would be required.
The underlined word can be best replaced by
Text 4 (Questions No. 24-27)
Baghdad (Reuter): Uday and Qusay are killed and the delighted British and American governments suggest that Iraq will be a safer place. Yes, the Iraqis may well feel safer and--with the dictator's brutal sons out of the way forever--more confident about continuing the
resistance against the American occupiers.
Shortly before their deaths were announced, Richard Gephardt, Democrat presidential delivered a blistering attack on Bush's foreign policy which was driven, he said, by "machismo" and "arrogant unilateralism". Bush, he continued, had treated U.S. allies "like so many flies on America's windshield". He added, "Foreign policy isn't a John Wayne movie."
The attack on the villa where Saddam's sons were hiding might be seen as driving home the point. Instead, the announcement that they had been killed by the U.S. troops in a shoot-out is welcomed by Tony Blair as "great news."
9. The text mainly discusses about ...
A. Uday and Qusay who killed U.S. troops
B. Uday and Qusay who are killed by U.S. troops
C. Richard Gephardt who attacked Bush's domestic Policy
D. The attack on the villa where Saddam Husein was hiding
E. Tony Blair who is welcomed by Saddam's sons, Uday and Qusay
10. The main idea of paragraph 3 is that ...
A. U.S. troops killed Saddam in the attack on the villa.
B. Uday and Qusay had killed U.S. troops and Tony Blair.
C. The announcement of Saddam's son's death is welcomed by Tony Blair
D. Tony Blair attacked the villa where Saddam's sons were hiding.
E. Saddam was killed by Tony Blair and U.S. in Saddam's sons' villa.
11. Which statement is correct according to the text?
A. John Wayne movie was presented to Bush arrogantly.
B. Tony Blair received the "great news" of Bush and Gephardt's death.
C. John Wayne was a movie star who attacked the villa of Saddam's sons.
D. Richard Gephardt attacked Bush's foreign policy after Uday and Qusay's death.
E. The news of Uday and Qusay's death made the British and American government pleased.
12. "The attack on the villa where Saddam's sons were hiding might be seen as' driving home the point." (Paragraph 2). The underlined word has similar meaning to ...
Text 5 (Questions No 28-31)
The Hen with the Silver Eggs
One day, in an Arabian city, a woman went to the market and bought a hen. A few days later, to her surprise, the hen she bought laid a silver egg. If the hen could only be persuaded to lay more than one egg each day, the woman was sure she would never have to work again.
So the woman decided to make the hen eat more, so that it could lay more eggs. But the only result was that the hen died of indigestion and did not lay more eggs at all.
13. The hen died because it ...
- ate nothing
- laid more eggs
- ate too much
- was badly injured
- was forced to lay eggs
14. Paragraph 2 mostly discusses about ...
A. the hen's eggs
B. what the woman did to her hen
C. what the hen did for the woman
D. what the hen eats to lay more eggs
E. why the woman wanted to get more eggs
15. From the text we may conclude that the woman was ...
16. "If the hen could only be persuaded.... " (Paragraph 1)
The underlined word means ....
Text 6 (Questions No. 32-36)
Have you ever wondered how people get chocolate from? In this article we'll enter the amazing world of chocolate so you can understand exactly what you're eating.
Chocolate starts with a tree called the cacao tree. This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in places such as South America, Africa, and Indonesia. The cacao tree produces a fruit about the size of a small pineapple. Inside the fruits are the seeds, also known as cocoa beans. The beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun and then shipped to the chocolate maker.
The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the flavour. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavour, so they are often sorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix. Next, the roasted beans are winnowed. Winnowing removes the meat nib of the cacao bean from its shell. Then, the nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter. All seeds contain some amount of fat, and cacao beans are not different. However, cacao beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs form liquid. It's pure bitter chocolate.
17. How does the chocolate maker start to make chocolate?
A. By fermenting the beans.
B. By roasting the beans.
C. By blending the beans.
D. By sorting the beans.
E. By drying the beans
18. The text is about
A. The cacao tree
B. The cacao beans
C. The raw chocolate
D. The making chocolate
E. The flavor of chocolate
19. Cacao tree grow well in…..
A. North America, Africa, and Indonesia
B. Indonesia, North America, and Asia
C. South America, Africa, and Indonesia
D. China, North America, and Africa
E. Europe, South America, and Indonesia
20. The communicative purpose of the text is to
A. to tell the readers about the story behind chocolate
B. to share experience of eating chocolate
C. to explain the process of chocolate making
D. to report the result of chocolate planting
E. to tell about different kinds of chocolate
21. ..., so they are often sorted and blended to produce ..." (Paragraph 3)
The underlined word is close in meaning to...
Text 7 (Questions No. 37-41)
Slang is definitely a way to distinguish yourself as part of a group or separate from another group. Teens use slang to show their independence from their parents, and give them and their friends a language they can call their own. Slang sometimes allows them to communicate without outsiders understanding, or to show off that they belong to a particular group. Teens like to use slang words for several reasons.
Firstly, they use slang to show their individuality. Daily teen conversations can be incomprehensible to many parents and adults. Influenced by MTV, hip-hop culture and the popularity of e-mail, teenagers shorten words, stretch definitions and pronounce terms with a different style. The way they talk shows their confidence.
Secondly, they use slang because it is easier to say. They might talk the way they do with words like "coz" for "because" and "holla" for "hello" and other expressions because the words are cool and easier to use, not because they are lazy.
Finally, they use slang for speed and usefulness, and a little humor of the day. Slang flows quicker than standard language. Slang can color their vocabulary and sentences, so that they do not seem boring.
Thus, from the reasons above, it can be concluded that teens use slang words because their own terms is the easiest way to make the world of their own.
22. According to the text, because of the influence of MTV, hip-hop culture and the popularity of e-mail, teenagers......
- becomes lazy
- are more confident
- speak very fast
- become popular
- can communicate with outsiders
23. What is the purpose of the text?
- to inform the readers about why teens like using slang
- to explain what slang is
- to persuade the readers to use slang
- to present two different points of view about slang
- to describe what slang is
24. The main idea of the second paragraph is...
A. Teens uses slang because they can have their own world
B. Teens uses slang because of its speed and usefulness
C. Teens uses slang because it is easy to use
D. Teens uses slang because it becomes their identity.
E. Teens uses slang because it can differ them from the members of other groups
25. Which of the following sentences is not true according to the text?
A. A standard language flows more slowly than slang
B. Slang is not used by general groups
C. Parents and adults aren't familiar with teen's language
D. Teens think that it's easier to use slang
E. Slang is a way to unite some different groups
26. Slang is definitely a way to distinguish yourself as a part of a group… (Paragraph 1)
The underlined word has the same meaning as..........
A. to extinguish
B. to make different
C. to forecast
D. to provide
E. to give up
Text 8 (Questions No. 42-46)
The Pros and Cons of Video Games
Nowadays, the video games industry is developing rapidly. It becomes a mulitbillion dollar industry. Video games have become an important part not only in the children's life but also the adults'. Nevertheless, there is an argument whether video games bring good or bad influences on children.
People who have a pro argument claim that video games give a lot of benefits. Playing video games is a good way to kill children's boredom. It can refresh the children's mind after a tiring school day. Moreover, they also argue that video games can trigger children to be more creative because the games provide challenging ways to win. In other words, they believe that the video games can actually sharpen a human's brain.
Conversely, some people believe that video games make children lazy. They argue that playing video games is addictive. As a consequence, most of the children prefer playing video games to studying. These children find it hard to concentrate on their study because they always think about how to spend more time on playing video games. In fact, there are also some children who skip their extracurricular lessons, just because they want to play video games. In addition, most of the video games often expose too much violence. Two years ago in the USA, for example, a student shot his teacher and some of his friends. Newspapers said that the boy was deeply influenced by the actions in the video games he used to play.
It is obvious that video games have more disadvantages than advantages. Therefore, parents should be very careful in selecting the appropriate games for their children.
27. The argument given by those who oppose to video games can be found in paragraph . . . .
28. The text above mainly discusses about . . . .
A. the benefits of video games
B. The negative effects of video games
C. The reasons of playing video games
D. The history of video games
E. The controversy of video games
29. According to text, which of the following statement is not true?
A. The writer takes sides towards the pros opinion
B. Children like playing video games
C. Adults like playing video games
D. Parents should select the games carefully
E. Violence in the games influence the children very much
30. From the text about we can may conclude that……..
A. Video games do not have a negative effect on children
B. The writer possibly takes sides towards the cons opinion
C. The adults never like playing video games
D. Video games will not lead into a giant industry
E. Violence is the only negative effect of video games
31. ".....that video games can trigger children to be more creative ……" (Paragraph 2)
The underline word can be best replaced by .......
Text 9 (Questions No. 47-50)
In essence, what the filmmakers have done is spend two hours covering the exact same ground that the show handily summarized in the voiceover narration that played over the opening credits. The only new material is a lengthy and largely incomprehensible title sequence that reveals how the titular team—which, once again, includes master planner Hannibal Smith (Liam Neeson), pretty boy "Face" Peck (Bradley Cooper), wild and clinically crazy pilot "Howlin' Mad" Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and all-around bad-ass B.A. Baracus (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson)—came together for the first time. (In case you were wondering, their secret origin appears to be that they were all conveniently in Mexico at the same time and bonded over their matching tattoos.)
From there, the movie jumps ahead eight years and sets us down in Iraq, where the now-veteran squad is tasked with recovering a set of stolen U.S. currency printing plates. Little do Hannibal and his boys suspect that they are actually pursuing a MacGuffin—an object that they'll have to chase all over the globe, only recovering it when the end credits roll. Anyway, the operation goes south and the members of the A-Team wind up court-martialed and imprisoned.
32. Who acted as Murdock?
A. Liam Neeson
B. Bradley Cooper
C. Sharlto Copley
D. Quinton Jackson
E. Joe Carnahan
33. The text mainly talks about….
A. An experience happened to the veteran squad
B. The actors playing in the A-Team
C. A review of the A-Team
D. A story of the A-Team
E. The feeling after watching the film
34. How long is the movie?
A. 45 minutes
B. 60 minutes
C. 90 minutes
D. 120 minutes
E. 150 minutes
35. The word chase in the second paragraph has the same meaning with……..
A. take after
B. pay for
C. turn down
D. get on
E. run after