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England has had a democracy for a long time. Until 1918, however, women were not allowed (106)............in it.

The right to vote is called ‘suffrage’ and the English women who fought (107)............and won that right were called “suffragettes”.

The suffragette movement was led by Emmiline Pankhurst. In 1903, she (108) ……….an organization called the Women’s Social and Politica Union (WSPU). Members of the WSPU went to the Prime Minister to (109) ............ suffrage, but he told them to “be patient”. The suffragettes were not (110).............They wanted change immediately.

The fight for the vote for women became (111)............and sometimes violent. In 1908, two suffragettes (112) ............ themselves to the fence outside the Prime Minister's front door! They were arrested and spent weeks in jail. In 1912, hundreds of women (113)............the streets of London. They broke shop windows and even threw

Stones (114)............the Prime Minister’s house. Thousands of suffragettes were (115)............for this and similar actions over the years.

World War I (1914-1918) proved to be an important (116)............for the women’s movement. Women contributed so much to the war effort as nurses', factory workers, and at other jobs that more people became convinced of their right to vote. Women were (117)............given that right in January, 1918.



106. A. to vote B. for vote C. in voting D. vote



107. A. with B. for C. against D. to



108. A. did B. made C. founded D. found



109. A. demand B. ask C. want D. raise



110. A. satisfaction B. satisfactory C. satisfy D. satisfied



111. A. intensive B. intense C. intend D. intention



112. A. trained B.changed C. chained D. charged



113. A. took to B. took in C. took up D. took over



114. A. onto B. on C. over D. at



115. A. jail B. jailed C. jailing D. on jail



116. A. eventual B. even C. event D. eventually



117. A. finally B. final C. initial D. initially



A recent study shows that an unequal share of household chores is still the norm in many households, (106) ............ the fact that many more women now have jobs. In a survey of 1,256 people (107)............between 18 and 65, men said they contributed an average of 37 per cent of the total housework, while the women (108)............their share to be nearly double that, at 70 per cent. This ratio was not affected by (109)............the woman was working or not.

When they were asked what they thought was a fair division of labour, women with jobs felt that housework should (110)............shared equally between male and female partners. Women who did not work outside the home were satisfied to perform 80 per cent - the majority of housework - if their husbands did the (111)............. Research has shown that if levels increase beyond these percentages, women become unhappy and anxious, and feel they are (112).............

After marriage, a woman is reported to increase her household workload (113)............14 hours per week, but for men (114)............amount is just 90 minutes. So the division of labour becomes unbalanced, (115)............the man’s share increases much less than the woman’s. It is the inequality and (116)............of respect, not the actual number of hours. which leads to (117)............and depression. The research even (118)............housework as thankless and unfulfilling.



106. A. in spite B. despite C. although D. even



107. A. aged B. aging C. age D. ages



108. A. guessed B. judged C. estimated D. valued



109. A. what B. whether C. which D. that



110. A. being B. been C. to be D. be



111. A. remaining B. remain C. remainder D. remained



112. A. essential B. slight C. worthy D. unimportant



113. A. by B. to C. at D. in



114. A. a B. an C. the D. some



115. A. as B. so C. but D. then



116. A. waste B. loss C. disadvantage D. death



117. A. anxiety B. anxious C. anxiously D. anxiousness



118. A. draws B. expresses C. reports D. describes





16. My mother told me to do the............yesterday but I forgot about it since I had much homework to finish.



A. wash-up B. laundry C. childcare D. exercises



17. ............the rubbish in the early morning is a part of my daily routine.



A. Taking out B. Coming out C. Pulling out D. Bringing out





18. My wife is going on her business next week so I have to............most of the chores around the house.



A. distribute B. hold C. take D. handle



19. Mr. Hoang found it difficult to be in charge of the household.............



A. financial B. financially C. finances D. financier



20. ............is a person who works at home and takes care of the house and family.



A. Breadwinner B. Homemaker C. Servant D. Houseman



21. When his wife gave birth to a baby boy, Mr. Nam became the sole.............



A. housemaid B. housekeeper C. father D. breadwinner



22. My mother and I often go to the supermarket to shop for............at weekends.



A. cook B. groceries C. heavy lifting D. the chores



23. After eating dinner, I have to do the............and then do my homework every day.



A. washing-up B. wash-up C. washing-ups D. washings-up



24. Her husband is very kind. He always cares............her and never puts all of the housework............her.



A. about - in B. for - in C. about - on D. with - on



25. To Hoa, her father is the greatest person in the world and he always sets a good............for her.



A. role B. behaviour C. example D. action



26. We take............in doing the washing-up, cleaning the floor and watering the flowers.



A. turn B. out C. around D. turns



27. Most people will receive............benefits when sharing the housework in their family.



A. enormously B. enormity C. enormous D. strong



28. Like his mother, Viet is a............child who can talk openly to anyone.



A. social B. sociable C. generous D. critical



29. After marriage, Mrs. Hoa always keeps good............with her mother-in-law.



A. association B. relation C. friendship D. relationship



30. In many countries, divorces............to rise because of long-standing conflicts.



A. tend B. have C. aim D. encourage



11. The controller of the body is the............system. Led by the brain and nerves, it allows us to move, talk and feel emotions.



A. circulatory B. digestive C. nervous D. respiratory



12. ............system of the body lets us break down the food we eat and turn it into energy.



A. Circulatory B. Digestive C. Nervous D. Respiratory



13. Skeletal system of the body is made up of our............. It supports our body and protects our organs.



A. bones B. museles C. nerves D. vessels



14. In under a minute, your............can pump blood to bring oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body.



A. brain B. heart C. lungs D. vessels



15. The human............system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide.



A. circulatory B. digestive C. nervous D. respiratory



16. A healthy............between work and play ensures that everyone has a chance to enjoy their lives.



A. balance B. control C. equality D. share



17. He likes to............a nap for an hour when he arrives home from work.



A. do B. get C. make D. take



18. I’ve been a night owl............up late for years, hitting the sheets anytime between 12 and 3 a.m.



A. finishing B. getting C. staying D. waking



19. It’s not too late to............your bad habits (smoking, drinking, overeating, etc.) and immediately start living a happier, healthier life.



A. get rid B. give on C. kick D. remember



20. If people breathe in deeply, their............can expand to twice their normal size.



A. hearts B. kidneys C. lungs D. stomachs



21. Some foods and spices may............your breath for days after a meal.



A. damage B. harm C. reduce D. spoil



22. Fish, poultry, beans or nuts............half of their dinner plate.



A. make of B. make out C. make up D. make up of



23. It’s another name for the backbone. It is.............



A. brain B. leg C. pump D. spine



24. Ailments are caused by a/an............of yin and yang.



A. abnormal B. imbalance C. unequal D. unfairness



25. Yoga increases endurance,............and flexibility.



A. blood B. powerful C. strength D. strong



26. Food and drinks which strongly............the body can cause stress.



A. boost B. develop C. encourage D. stimulate



27. As per the study, handful of nuts daily can cut people’s............of coronary heart disease and cancer by nearly 22 per cent.



A. chance B. luck C. opportunity D. risk



28. Acupuncture modality relies on sophisticated skills to select appropriate acupoints to............needles accurately.



A. infuse B. inject C. insert D. install



11. We’re best friends as we have a............interest in music.



A. passion B. passionately C. passionless D. passionate



12. My teacher assigned us a writing task about............of our favorite singers.



A. biology B. biography C. biodiversity D. biochemist



13. We find out that beat box has............very popular recently.



A. came B. turned C. become D. became



14. Lina, the............album of the new music band in our city, will be uploaded on the website next week. I’m looking forward to listening to it.



A. debut B. only C. best-selling D. individual



15. The............cheered loudly when the singers came out on the stage.



A. audience B. spectator C. public D. watcher



16. Our performance was............to be the best one in this competition last night.



A. cheered B. appeared C. judged D. seen



17. The local celebrities joined hands to............a fund-raising campaign for charity.



A. solve B. conserve C. come up D. launch



18. He practically............a comic style called stand-up comedy in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience.



A. realised B. invented C. distributed D. thought



19. No longer did Pokémon Go become the widespread............in Viet Nam.



A. effect B. phenomenon C. invention D. news



20. That the young talented pianist won the Pulitzer Prizes has attracted............attention.



A. worldwide B. scientific C. undue D. careful



21. I like the cover............of these songs more than the originals.



A. songs B. lyrics C. rhythm D. versions



22. Vietnamese............music is extremely diverse, including Quan Ho, Dan Ca, Ca Tru, Chau Van and others.



A. country B. folk C. traditional D. gospel



23. After many weeks, his solo album............a profound influence on the youth all over the country.



A. remains B. maintains C. becomes D. persuades



24. They had a global............hit with their album concept about “The dark side of the Moon”.



A. top B. song C. smash D. popular



25. I passionately love the show “Familiar Faces” and this is the 4th............I’ve seen.



A. show B. chapter C. season D. episode



26. The “Marching song” was adopted as the national............of Viet Nam in 1945.



A. anthem B. song C. flag D. identity



27. Chopin was considered to be one of the greatest Romantic piano............of the 19th century.



A. singers B. writers C. composers D. poets



28. This concert marks nine years since the death of Trinh Cong Son, a prominent............of modern Vietnamese music.



A. comedian B. actor C. contributor D. figure



29. Our band needs to............our nerves to perform in this music competition.



A. control B. conquer C. calm D. lose



30. The best singer............went to Alan Walker for “Faded”.



A. rank B. prize C. reward D. award



11. Luckily, I got some............advice on how to make a presentation on ‘For a better community’ from my class teacher.



A. useless B. useful C. usefulness D. uselessness



12. These............children encounter many problems and really need our help.



A. disadvantaged B. advantaged C. disadvantage D. advantage



13. Fundraising for charity is a............thing for everyone to do to help the community.



A. meant B. meaningful C. meaningless D. meaning



14. They were so............about joining the local volunteer group that they couldn’t sleep last night.



A. excite B. excitement C. exciting D. excited



15. It is............that all the students in class 1OA choose to do a project on ‘Helping the needy’.



A. surprising B. surprised C. surprise D. surprisingly



16. Volunteers become well............of the problems facing the world.



A. aware B. concerned C. helpful D. interested



17. English teaching is considered a good example of a volunteer job which often turns............a career.



A. off B. up C. on D. into



18. Mahatma Gandhi fought for the rights of coloured people in general and the Indians.............



A. in time B. in particular C. in contrast D. in fact



19. A/an............is a person who needs others to take care of him/her, because of illness that he/she had for a long time.



A. patient B. martyr C. invalid D. addict



20. Mr. Chen is more............because he has finally agreed to allow his daughter to join an overseas volunteer organisation in Africa.

A. single-minded B. narrow-minded



C. absent-minded D. open-minded



21. Most of the students in that special school are making good progress, but Michael is a............case.



A. hopefully B. hopeless C. hopeful D. hopelessly



22. A lot of generous businessmen have............valuable contributions to helping needy people.



A. done B. taken C. made D. given



23. Poor students cannot............an abundance of presents on their birthday.



A. look forward to B. put up with



C. come up w ith D. cut down on



24. Befriending can offer volunteers the opportunity to provide support and friendship to a person who may be going............a difficult period.



A. up B. on C . off D. through



25. Volunteer organisations are generally small-staffed, so they need to............lots of volunteers for a huge event.



A. employ B. recruit C. research D. catch



26. You’d better............a commitment to being a volunteer on a regular basis.



A. promise B. do C. make D. pull



27. They visit a retirement home and............time doing fun activities with the elderly who lack immediate family.



A. spend B. lose C. waste D. consume



28. Both community............and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.



A. life B. language C. performance D. service



29. ............being the CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates is also one of the world’s greatest philanthropists.



A. Aside from B. But for C. Except for D. In addition



30. Their massive salaries let them afford to give............huge amounts to charities.



A. off B. up C. away D. hack



31. When you get involved in a volunteer project, you are able to............your knowledge into practice.



A. take B. put C. bring D. push



32. Volunteers can work with many............children who were harmed by Agent Orange in childcare centres.



A. parentless B. disabled C. poor D. homeless



33. Both CARE and Oxfam organisations have programmes to help people in underdeveloped countries ............ their lives.



A. make B. risk C. improve D. start



34. Many international volunteer organisations are trying to find a............to the problem of world hunger.



A. way B. method C. suggestion D. solution



35. For a cleaner and greener community, everyone should............the amount of trash and take care of our environment.



A. increase B. reduce C. contribute D. ignore



36. Thanks to everyone's efforts, we can do............to make school a meaningful place for students living in poverty.



A. a great many B. a little C. a great deal D. a few



37. On the door of the house where Louis Braille was born are the words ‘He opened the door of............to all those who cannot see.’



A. knowledge B. information C. news D. material



38. University students are willing to get involved in helping the old and............people.



A. childlike B. childish C. children D. childless



39. Contact is............connecting students with volunteer organisations abroad.



A. in place of B. in charge of C. in case of D. in danger of



40. Football superstar David Beckham has a huge............for kids in need.



A. head B. strength C. memory D. heat



Rock began in the USA in the early 1950s. At that time 'rhythm and blues’ music was very (106)............with black Americans. ‘R&B’ was a mixture (107)............black religious music and jazz. It had strong rhythms that you could dance to and simple, fast music.

(108)............the success of R&B music, white musicians started to copy the same style. By the mid 1950s, (109)

............new while R&B music, called 'rock ‘n’ roll’ had become very popular. Singers like Elvis Presley and Bill Haley (110)............millions of teenage fans. Their music was fast and loud. Many older people thought that rock ‘n’ roll was very (111).............

By the early 1960s, even rock ‘n’ roll had become old-fashioned. Many of the songs had begun to sound the (112)

............. It was at that time that a new eroup from England became popular: The Beatles.



The Beatles first started (113 )............singing American style songs, but they soon developed their own style, with more (114)............melodies. They also introduced different instruments, (115)............as the Indian sitar. Groups like The Beatles had a very important influence (116)............the style of popular music. By the (117)............1970s, rock ‘n’ roll had developed into a new form of music. Electronics had (118)............the amplified guitars and drums of rock ‘n’ roll. Rock had arrived.



106. A. accepted B. popular C. common D. famous



107. A. to B. with C. of D. by



108. A. Noticing B. Detecting C. Warning D. Perceiving



109. A. those B. its C. their D. this



110. A. attached B. attacked C. attracted D. attained



111. A. dangerous B. endangered C. dangerously D. in danger



112. A. equal B. same C. corresponding D. twin



113. A. to B. at C. with D. by



114. A. complicated B. complicate C. complicating D. complication



115. A. same B. such C. like D. so



116. A. in B. for C. to D. on



117. A. early B. opening C. first D. advance



118. A. switched B. returned C. replaced D. changed



A YEAR WITH OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS



I was with Overseas Volunteers (OV) for a year after leaving university, and I was sent to an isolated village in Chad, about 500 kilometres from the capital N'Djamena. Coming from a (119)............country, I got quite a shock, as conditions were much harder than I had expected. But after a lew days I got used to (120)............there.

The people were always very friendly and helpful, and I soon began to appreciate how beautiful the countiyside was.

One of my jobs was to supply the village (121)............water. The well was a long walk away, and the women used to spend a long time every day (122)............heavy pots backwards and forwards. So I contacted the organisation and arranged to have some pipes delivered. (123)............ these pipes were not really perfect, they still made a great difference to the villagers.

All in all, I think my time with OV was a good experience. Although it was not paid, it was well worth doing and I would recommend it to anyone (124)............was considering working for a charity.



119. A. rich B. comfortable C. well-paid D. luxurious



120. A. lived B. living C. lived D. lively



121. A. for B. on C. with D. from



122. A. carrying B. wearing C. holding D. drinking



123. A. If B. Because C. When D. Although



124. A. which B. when C. where D. who



MOTHER TERESA



Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to (125)............the poor. Considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, she was officially recognised as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.

Born in 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa taught in India (126)............17 years before in 1946 she experienced her “call within a call" to (127)............herself to caring for the sick and poor. (128)............Teresa

enjoyed teaching at the school, she was increasingly upset by the poverty surrounding her in Calcutta: the Bengal famine of 1943 and the outbreak of Hindu/Muslim violence in August 1946. Her order established a nursing home; centres for (129)............blind, aged, and disabled; and a leper colony. In 1979 she (130)............the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work. She died in September 1997 and was beatified in October 2003.



125. A. help B. helped C. helping D. helpful



126. A. for B. since C. after D. from



127. A. allow B. devote C. encourage D. spend



128. A. After B. Until C. Although D. Because



129. A. a B. the C. these D. those



130. A. received B. recognized C. awarded D. presented



11. Smartphone can be a great learning............but you need to think of how to use it effectively.



A. benefit B. choice C. invention D. tool



12. It is convenient for you to read............when you travel.



A. e-books B. laptops C. online game D. smartphones



13. Many young people carry a pair of earbuds as they are small, light, and.............



A. chargeable B. economical C. portable D. transferable



14. Washing machine or vacuum cleaner can help you to............time while doing housework.



A. kill B. save C. spend D. waste



15. Velcro has gradually become a familiar............for shoes, jackets, and even spacesuits.



A. button B. fastener C. locker D. zipper



16. Most smartphones now............flash player as well as voice and video calls.



A. display B. offer C. provide D. support



17. Many students prefer............assignments on their laptops to writing traditionally.



A. reading B. searching C. sending D. typing



18. Mobile devices such as laptops or digital cameras can be charged by.............



A. solar charges B. solar-charges C. solar chargers D. solar-chargers



19. We can surf the............to search for news, watch films, or download music.



A. e-book B. internet C. laptop D. smartphone



20. In many classrooms, teachers use chalk to write on the.............



A. blackboards B. black boards C. whiteboards D. white boards



21. You can send and receive e-mails from a.............



A. charger B. printer C. smartphone D. USB



22. The............,which can travel underwater, is very useful for scientists to learn about the undersea world.



A. aeroplane B. electronic car C. spaceship D. submarine



23. Like Vietnamese, Thai people also depend............water for their crops.



A. against B. for C. in D. on



24. In 1999, the king’s Chaipattana Aerator obtained Thai............for his rain-making techniques.



A. certificates B. charters C. licenses D. patents



25. Paddle-wheel machine helps to clean the wastewater before............it for farming.



A. rearranging B. recycling C. reducing D. reusing



26. You can get access............the Interne, via a range of devices such as desktop or laptop computers, mobile phones, and tablets.



A. for B. in C. of D. to



27. Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, James Watt are among of the greatest............of all time.



A. inventions B. inventiveness C. inventors D. invents



28. ............noodles are a precooked and usually dried block invented by Japanese.



A. Instantaneous B. Instance C. Instant D. Instantly



29. It is definitely true that nature has inspired............inventions and technologies.



A. numbers B. numeral C. numerical D. numerous



30. Smartphones are used not only for communication but also for information and.............



A. entertain B. entertainer C. entertaining D. entertainment



31. People often use the natural world as inspiration to design and invent new.............



A. producers B. produces C. productions D. products



32. Internet and social networks help us easily interact............people all over the world.



A. in B. of C. on D. with



33. Users can look............locations as well as directions to different places on Google Maps.



A. down B. for C. in D. up



34. The two fabrics of Velcro stick together thanks............the hooks on the surface and the loops on the other.



A. by B. for C. of D. to



35. If you get a laptop as a reward, what w ill you use it............?



A. by B. for C. to D. with



36. Scientists have invented artificially intelligent computer systems............of answering questions posed in natural language.



A. able B. aware C. capable D. fond



11. In some Asian countries, the groom and bride............their wedding rings in front of the altar.



A. change B. exchange C. give D. take



12. In Scotland, the bride’s mother may invite the wedding guests to her house to............off all the wedding gifts.



A. show B. turn C. put D. get



13. On the wedding day, the best man is expected to help the.............



A. bride B. groom C. guest D. bridesmaid



14. In the past, the............and engagement ceremonies took place one or two years before the wedding.



A. propose B. proposing C. proposal D. proposed



15. Superstitions............an important part in the lives of many people in Viet Nam.



A. take B. act C. occupy D. play



16. Viet Nam has kept a variety of superstitious............about daily activities.



A. believe B. believing C. beliefs D. believable



17. Traditionally, most Vietnamese people never............the floor during the first three days of the New Year.



A. sweep B. paint C. polish D. resurface



18. Viet Nam is a country situated in Asia, where many mysteries and legends.............



A. origin B. originate C. original D. originally



19. The British usually pay a lot of............to good table manners and are expected to use knives, forks and spoons properly.



A. money B. care C. attention D. compliment



20. In the U.S, children can choose their own partners even if their parents object............their choice.



A. to B. for C. against D. with



21. In the UK, 18-year-olds tend to receive a silver key as a present to............their entry into the adult world.



A. symbol B. symbolic C. symbolize D. symbolist



22. In Australia, on Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, children prepare and............their mothers ‘breakfast in bed’.



A. cook B. serve C. display D. present



23. People in Mexico............Mother's Day on May 10 by giving their mothers handmade gifts, flowers, clothing and household appliances.



A. open B. memorize C. celebrate D. perform



24. In Viet Nam, you shouldn’t............at somebody’s house on the lst day of the New Year unless you have been invited by the house owner.



A. show up B. get up C. put up D. go up



25. The newly-weds will fly to Venice to spend their............tomorrow.



A. vacation B. honeymoon C. holiday D. marriage



26. After the wedding ceremony at the church, they go to the hotel for the wedding.............



A. cake B. ring C. day D. reception



27. The bride and groom cut the wedding cake and............speeches.



A. prepared B. wrote C. heard D. made



28. Some Koreans believe that it’s impolite to............eye contact with a person who has a high position.



A. maintain B. lose C. show D. put



29. Brazilians often............each other’s arms, hands or shoulders during a conversation.



A. lend B. shake C. touch D. move



30. American people are very informal at home, so they often............their hands to eat some kinds of food.



A. use B. lend C. wash D. shake



31. Egypt is a traditional country, and it has many customs that are different............the U.S.



A. of B. from C. to D. for



32. English people believe that it is unlucky to open an umbrella in the house,which will bring............to the person who has opened it.



A. loss B. misfortune C. success D. truth



33. Superstition suggests that you'll get seven years of bad luck if you............a mirror.



A. break B. buy C. borrow D. see



34. In the UK, seven is usually regarded............the luckiest number while thirteen is the opposite.



A. as B. like C. with D. for



35. Polite behavior in one country, however, may be............in another part of the world.



A. formal B. informal C. impolite D. appropriate



36. In Germany, it is important to arrive............time when you are invited to someone's house.



A. in B. after C. before D. on



37. Learning about cultural differences in politeness helps you avoid a lot of.............



A. embarrass B. embarrassment C. embarrassed D. embarrassing



38. On many days of the year, Vietnamese people not only............the table for meals, but they also put food on the altar for their ancestors.



A. lay B. lie C. book D. clear



39. The woman you are engaged to is your.............



A. fiancé B. bridesmaid C. match-maker D. fiancée



40. At the church ceremony, the couple have to make their wedding.............



A. vows B. invitations C. flowers D. cakes



66. People in............Western countries are often surprised to learn that............Japanese celebrate Christinas.



A. Ø - Ø B. the - the C. the - Ø D. Ø - the



67. In Japan,............most important holiday of............season is New Year’s Day, which comes one week after Christmas.



A. the - the B. Ø – the C. the – Ø D. the – a



68. In India, in the old days,............girl’s family used to give............boy’s family a gift like money or jewellery.



A. a – a B. a – the C. the – a D. the – the



69. It is appropriate to bring............small gift when visiting............home in the U.S.



A. the - a B. a – a C. a – the D. the – the



70. Traditionally,............bride and groom go on their honeymoon immediately after............wedding reception.



A. a - the B. the – a C. the – the D. a – a



71. Whenever I set out for............examination, I always try to avoid crossing............path of............woman.



A. an – the - a B. an – a – the C. an – the – the D. the – the – a



72. In a wedding ceremony,............best man helps............groom ready for every preparation.



A. the – a B. a – the C. the – the D. a – a



73. People say that............gift lets............recipient know how we are thinking of them.



A. the - the B. a – a C. the – a D. a – the



74. Wearing a wedding veil which covers............head and face is............2,000-years-old tradition.



A. a - the B. the - a C. the - the D. a - a



75. In the U.S, while represents goodness and is usually............color of............bride’s wedding dress.



A. a – a B. a – the C. the – a D. the – the



76. Is is acceptable to touch............person on............shoulder in a conversation?



A. a - the B. the – the C. the – a D. a – a



77. ............man should take off his hat when he goes into............house in the UK.



A. A – the B. A – a C. The – a D. The – the



78. W hen you stay at............friend's house, you should write............thank-you note.



A. a - a B. the - a C. a - the D. the - the



79. Christmas Eve is............best time for Japanese youngsters to go out for............special, romantic evening.



A. a - a B. the - a C. the – the D. a - the



80. ............Japanese manage not to ask direct questions in order not to embarrass............person who they are speaking with.



A. A - the B. A - a C. The - the D. The – a



CULTURE SHOCK



Many people dream of living in a foreign country. It can be an amazing experience for those (119)............are willing to settle down in a new place. (120)............, there’s one potential problem you should be aware of: culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling we get from living in a place that is so different to where we grew up that we are not sure (121)............to deal with it. Societies are (122)............in many different ways. Customs and traditions can be very different and that can sometimes make it difficult to get on with local people who might not approve

(123)............things you do and might object to things you say. You might be banned from doing things in another country that are perfectly legal in your own. For example, in Singapore people can be forced to (124)............a large fine just for dropping rubbish. Eventually, though, most people who live abroad fall in love with their adopted country and learn to accept its differences.



119. A. who B. which C. what D. whose



120. A. Therefore B. However C. Although D. Moreover



121. A. what B. when C. how D. why



122. A. organize B. organizing C. organization D. organized



123. A. of B. with C. on D. off



124. A. spend B. waste C. pay D. borrow



COMMON SUPERSTITIONS



There are many strange superstitions in the world. The most common one is related to black cats, (125)............are the source of hundreds of unlucky superstitions. It’s a sign of bad luck ( 126)............they walk in front of you or you step on their tails. They even bring bad luck into a house if they sneeze inside! This superstition dates (127)............to the Middle Ages when they became associated with witches and evil spirits.



Another common superstition is about walking under a ladder. A more (128)............explanation can be traced back to ancient Egypt. The (129)............Egyptians believed that the shape of the Pyramids had a special power. It was

considered very bad luck to break the “power” of this shape and that’s exactly what walking under a ladder would do!

In addition, in Roman times, people (130)............the habit of looking at themselves in pools of water. Some believed that these reflections were in fact “glimpses of the soul”. Any disruption to the water in the pool would bring bad luck to the person looking in it. This superstition lives on with the fear of bad luck from breaking a mirror.



125. A. which B. who C. when D. where



126. A. although B. because C. if D. unless



127. A. on B. in C. back D. for



128. A. mystery B. mysterious C. mysteriously D. mysteries



129. A. late B. recent C. past D. early



130. A. had B. took C. raised D. became



11. Personal............devices are useful for learning.



A. electric B. electrical C. electronic D. electronical



12. They’re excellent learning............. You can store information, take notes, write essays and do calculations.



A. equipments B. tools C. gadgets D. techniques



13. In English class yesterday, we had a discussion............different cultures.



A. around B. about C. for D. from



14. Mrs Dawson said that we were............our lesson in the library next Monday.



A. having B. making C. reading D. going



15. I really don’t............the point of taking the exam when you are not ready for it.



A. take B. have C. mind D. see



16. If the examiner can’t............sense of your writing, you’ll get a low mark.



A. take B. bring C. make D. understand



17. I would prefer to go to university and do a............in International Studies, rather than start work.



A. certificate B. result C. degree D. qualification





18. My dad wants me to go university, but I’m in............minds about it.



A. my B. two C. some D. different



19. Most computers have enough............to store a vast amount of information.



A. database B. document C. memory D. word processor



20. You can’t get into the Internet unless your computer has a(an).............



A. access B. terminal C. web page D. modem



21. Many people only use their computer as a............. All they do is to write letters and reports on it.



A. word processor B. template C. document D. spreadsheet



22. The World Wide Web is made up of millions of............created by anybody from multi-media corporations to ordinary people like you and me.



A. newsgroups B. chatrooms C. users D. sites



23. On the web you can read............newspapers or magazines; you can watch videos, download music or buy anything.



A. virtual B. online C. digital D. offline



24. When I first started learning English ten years ago, I could hardly............a word - "hello”, “goodbye”, “thank you” was just about it!



A. speak B. talk C. say D. tell



25. I went to classes two evenings a week and I was surprised at how quickly I............progress.



A. had B. made C. did D. produced



26. I............a lot of new language from speaking with my host family and with other students from all over the world.



A. picked up B. took up C. made up D. saved up



27. Helen is much more confident with her English now. She can actually............a conversation with her teacher in English without difficulty.



A. keep B. do C. improve D. hold



28. If you're not sure what something means,............in your dictionary or use your electronic dictionary for help.



A. check up B. look up C. translate D. interpret



29. Whenever you hear a new word that you think is important,............in your notebook.



A. keep it down B. put it down C. write it down D. spell it down



30. She had to............her First Certificate Exam three times.



A. study B. take C. make D. do



31. I'm............for my English test tomorrow.



A. focusing B. meditating C. remembering D. revising



32. He'll have to............and work harder or he'll fail the exam.



A. pull his socks up B. polish his head



C. empty his washing basket D. stick his neck out



33. Sally always hands in her homework on time and buys the teacher small presents.The other children hate her. She's such a.............



A. teacher's toy B. teacher's jewel C. teacher's pet D. teacher's sweet



34. Electronic devices are bad for your eyes, and............from electronics could harm your body and cause permanent damage.



A. wave B. radiation C. radiator D. emission



35. Like children elsewhere, children in the US have greatly benefited............modern technology.



A. of B. from C. in D. with



51. “Who's that over there?" - "Oh, it's our new teacher,............just started work today."



A. that B. who he C. which he D. who



52. "Which CD did you get Marcus in the end?" – "I got him the one............said he really wanted to hear."



A. that B. who he C. whose D. which he



53. “Who did you send a Valentine's card to?" - "I'm not telling you, but it was someone............name begins with “B”.”



A. which B. who her C. whose D. whose her



54. "Have you seen Jason Green's latest film?" – "Is that the one in............joins the FBI?”



A. which he B. that he C. whom he D. which



55. "Why do you like Tania so much?” – “Well, she's one of the few people to............I can really talk."



A. which B. whom C. that D. who



56. "Why don't we go to Lionel's for dinner tonight?” - “Is that the new restaurant............has just opened on the other side of town?"



A. which B. where C. that it D. which it



57. "Could you lend me some money?" – "I'd like you to give me one good reason............I should."



A. that B. which C. why D. who



58. “What do you want to do this summer?” – “I think we should go somewhere............has plenty of sun and sand."



A. who B. where C. when D. that



59. Smartphones, laptops and tablets are the modern devices............have changed the way we think.



A. what B. Ø C. whose D. that



60. Students use smartphones to record their phone calls,............they later share with the class.



A. Ø B. that C. which D. whose



61. A tablet is perfect for people............work is to draw and write.



A. who B. Ø C. which D. whose



62. You can access the Internet, download programs and information............can help you understand the material and widen your knowledge.



A. what B. that C. Ø D. who



63. There are sites............you can record your own voice and listen to yourself.



A. where B. when C. that D. which



64. My teacher,............has been teaching for 25 years, finds it hard to make use of electronic devices in her teaching.



A. she B. who she C. who D. whose



65. That media player,............I often use to practise my English, has some great apps.



A. Ø B. that C. what D. which



66. The interactive whiteboard involves students directly in work in front of the board,............most of them love.



A. that B. Ø C. which D. whose



67. Qualifications are exam results............prove you have reached a certain level.



A. which B. Ø C. that D. Both A and C



68. In the USA, a public school is a state school,............is run by the government and is free to attend.



A. that B. which C. who D. Ø



69. This is the book in............Foster describes his experience of the war.



A. that B. what C. where D. which



70. Isn't that Tim, the boy............father owns a huge yacht?



A. whose B. his C. which D. that



71. Tina gave her ticket to the concert to John,............then sold it to Nick.



A. which B. he C. who D. whom



72. “Which cinema did you go to?” – “The one they don't sell any popcorn!"



A. which B. where C. whom D. who





73. That's the actor............autograph I got last year.



A. whose B. who C. who’s D. whom



74. The book............she's most famous is Dance of the Dinosaur.



A. in that B. to whom C. for which D. that



75. Student social life revolves around the Student Union,............is the large yellow building opposite the library.



A.Ø B. which C. that D. it



76. Mr Forbes teaches a class for students............native language is not English.



A. which B. who C. whose D. those who



77. I have just found the book.............



A. you were looking for B. which you were looking



C. for that you were looking D. you were looking



78. I don't understand the assignment............the professor gave us last Monday.



A. which B. that C. Ø D. All are correct



79. Students............get below-average exam results do not have the best prospects.



A. whose B. who C. Ø D. All are correct



80. I live in a dormitory............residents come from many countries.



A. where B. which C. in where D. who



11. If you ask me,............waste is a much bigger problem than ordinary household waste.



A. industrial B. business C. working D. manufacturing



12. Do you know what CFC............?



A. sets in B. does up C. stands for D. gets down



13. There’s been a............in Germany and a village was completely destroyed.



A. flood B. drizzle C. shower D. smog



14. Dinosaurs have been............for millions of years.



A. endangered B. extinct C. threatened D. disappeared



15. As town grow, they tend to destroy the surrounding............areas.



A. urban B. commercial C. land D. rural



16. During the last hundred years we have done great............to the environment.



A. injury B. pollution C. damage D. hurt



17. There are lots of things we can all do to............the environment.



A. enhance B. protect C. make D. build



18. Environmentalists are furious with the American Government for delaying measures which will reduce greenhouse gas.............



A. exhaust fumes B. smokes C. wastes D. emissions



19. The government is introducing strict new rules on the dumping of............by industry.



A. pesticides B. exhaust fumes. C. toxic waste D. emissions



20. Farmers contribute to environmental damage by spraying............with............, which stay in the soil for years.



A. agriculture – pesticides B. agriculture - fertilizers



C. crops – fertilizers D. crops - pesticides



21. The gradual rise in the Earth's temperature is known as.............



A. greenhouse effect B. global warming C. ozone layer D. acid rain



22. The............that are produced by factories and cars are allowing more............from the sun to reach carth.



A. gases – radiation B. gases - light C. gas – light D. gas - radiation



23. As the Earth gets hotter, the Arctic and Antarctic............will slowly melt and the level of the oceans will rise.



A. snowballs B. avalanches C. ice caps D. icebergs



24. There will be............, too. Some areas will become wetter while others will become much drier.



A. weather changes B. weather forecasts C. climatic changes D. climate changes



25. Thousands of acres of forest are being cut down every year and the............of many animals are being destroyed.



A. natural resources B. natural habitats C. ways of life D. living surroundings



26. Many of the world's largest cities are............and some are permanently covered by a.............



A. heavily polluted - polluted cloud B. heavy pollution - polluted cloud



C. heavy pollution - cloud of pollution D. heavily polluted - cloud of pollution



27. Make sure your car runs on unleaded petrol and your home uses sources of............energy.



A. recycling B. reused C. renewable D. recyclable



28. Scientists have found holes in the............, particularly over Antarctica.



A. ice caps B. polar ice C. ozone layer D. greenhouse



29. Greenpeace is an international group that protests against anything which is a............to the environment.



A. threat B. threaten C. threatening D. threatener



30. If government don't............global warming, more natural disasters will occur.



A. achieve B. promote C. discourage D. prevent



31. There's has been a steady rise in the average temperature around the planet over the last hundred years or so, and the majority of scientists put it............to human activity.



A. down B. back C. up D. across



32. However, some scientists argue that the historical evidence shows that over time the Earth heats............and cools

............naturally.



A. up - away B. away - down C. up-down D. down - up



33. It is predicted that over the next few decades many species will die............as once fertile areas turn to desert.



A. off B. out С. up D. down



34. Most of the air pollution results............the burning of fossil fuels, motor vehicles, factories, aircraft and rockets.



A. in B. to C. on D. from



35. Environmental pollution is becoming an............serious problem that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.



A. increasingly B. increasing C. increase D. increased



67. If you buy souvenirs made from endangered animals or plants, you............contribute to making them become extinct.



A. would B. might C. could D. are



68. You............help the local people if you buy local products whenever possible and pay a fair price for what you buy.



A. could B. would C. wouldn’t D. will



69. If you want to help, remember............or use other non-polluting forms of transport whenever you can.



A. to walk B. walk C. walking D. walked



70. Eco-tourists should be flexible and keep a sense of humour when............things wrong.



A. went B. goes C. go D. going



71. Don't be afraid............the holiday company about what they do that is 'eco'.



A. about asking B. to asking C. asking D. to ask



72. “Eco" is very fashionable today and a lot of holidays that............as ecotourism are not much better than traditional tourism.



A. advertise B. are advertised C. are advertising D. advertising



73. The damage to local communities, customs and crafts that results............the arrival of huge groups of tourists.



A. to B. from C. in D. for



74. The travel industry should work with local councils and government agencies to agree............realistic standards for planning and development in tourist areas.



A. upon B. with C. at D. for



75. It may become necessary for the United Nations to work............international agreements and strict environmental controls on the tourist industry.



A. against B. on C. with D. out



76. Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel............natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people.



A. about B. in C. to D. for



77. Ecotourism is a booming business............many tour operators cite as being helpful to nature.



A. who B. that C. whose D. where



78. Every year, millions of people descend _............protected and pristine natural areas to observe rare species.



A. on B. at C. in D. to



79. A number of reports have cast doubt............the value of ecotourism.



A. with B. about C. in D. on



80. It's hard to deny that humanity has played a pretty big role in changing nature............the worse.



A. with B. to C. for D. at



81. There will be some unforeseen consequences to the environment if we............ecotourism projects properly.



A. didn't manage B. don't manage C. couldn't manage D. wouldn't manage



82. If tourists win the trust of animals, they............put wild creatures in danger by encouraging them to relax with their natural predators.



A. will B. would C. could D. had



83. Ecotourism may become popular as people look for ways to get really close............exotic wildlife while keeping a clear conscience.



A. at B. in C. to D. with



84. Gorillas and penguins are among the species most susceptible............ecotourism because they have a strong tendency to relax in the presence of humans.



A. to B. in C. by D. with



85. As animals............to feeling comfortable with humans, they may become bolder.



A. will get used B. get used C. got used D. could get used



86. Professor Blumstein says that ecotourism is similar............domesticating or urbanizing the animals.



A. with B. as C. to D. like



87. Animals' regular interactions with people may lead............a kind of taming.



A. up B. in C. for D. to



88. Domesticated animals are less responsive............stimulated predatory attacks.



A. to B. with C. on D. at



89. Animals will take more time to flee from danger if they............in cities and are bolder.



A. will B. live C. would live D. could live



90. Ecotourism in distant and remote spots around the planet is getting more popular............tourists and tour guides.



A. to B. on C. with D. betwee



A POWERFUL INFLUENCE



There can be no doubt at all that the Internet has made a huge difference to our lives. Parents are worried that children spend too much time playing on the Internet, hardly (106)............doing anything else in their spare time. Naturally, parents are curious to find out why the Internet is so attractive, and they want to know if it can be

(107)............for their children. Should parents be worried if their children are spending that much time (108) ............ their computers?

Obviously, if the children are bent over their computers for hours, (109)............ in some game, instead of doing their homework, then something is wrong. Parents and children could decide how much use the child should (110) ............ of the Internet, and the child should give his or her (111)............that it won't interfere with homework. If the child is not (112)............to this arrangement, parents can take more drastic (113)............. Dealing with a child's use of the Internet is not much different from (114)............any other sort of bargain about behavior.

Any parent who is seriously alarmed about a child's behavior should make an appointment to (115)............the matter with a teacher. Spending time in front of the screen does not (116)............affect a child's performance at school. Even if the child is (117)............crazy about using the Internet, he or she is probably just going through a phase, and in a few months there will be something else to worry about!



106. A. always B. rarely C. never D. ever



107. A. harming B. harmful C. hurting D. hurtful



108. A. staring at B. glancing at C. looking D. watching



109. A. supposed B. occupied C. involved D. absorbed



110. A. do B. have C. make D. create



111. A. word B. promise C. vow D. claim



112. A. holding B. sticking C. following D. accepting



113. A. rules B. procedures C. regulations D. steps



114. A. dealing B. negotiating C. having D. arranging



115. A. speak B. discuss C. talk D. debate



116. A. possibly B. necessarily C. probably D. consequently



117. A. absolutely B. more C. quite D. a lot









GLOBAL WARMING



Few people now question the reality of global warming and its effects on the world's climate. Many scientists (106)

............the blame for recent natural disasters on the increase in the world's temperatures and are convinced that, more than (107)............before, the Earth is at (108)............from the forces of the wind, rain and sun. (109)............to them, global warming is making extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and droughts, even more (110)............ and causing sea levels all around the world to (111).............

Environmental groups are putting (112)............on governments to take actions to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide which is given (113)............by factories and power plants, thus attacking the problems at its source. They are in (114)

............of more money being spent on research into solar, wind and wave energy devices, which could then replace existing power (115).............

Some scientists, (116)............, believe that even if we stopped releasing carbon dioxide and other gasses into the atmosphere tomorrow, we would have to wait (117)............hundred years to notice the results. Global warming, it seems, is here to stay.



106. A. give B. put C. take D. have



107. A. yet B. never C. once D. ever



108. A. threat B. danger C. risk D. harm



109. A. Concerning B. Regarding C. Depending D. According



110. A. strict B. severe C. strong D. heavy



111. A. raise B. arise C. rise D. lift



112. A. force B. pressure C. persuasion D. encouragement



113. A. off B. away C. up D. over



114. A. belief B. request C. favor D. suggestion



115. A. factories B. generations C. houses D. stations



116. A. but B. although C. despite D. however



117. A. several B. over



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