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Vòng 2.

I/ USE OF ENGLISH

1._____________ his assistance in those days, I would not be so successful now.

A.If it had not for                 B.Had it not been for                   C.If there were not                     D.Unless I had been

2.About 90% of the Australian population is of European __________.

A.root                                    B.fathers                                        C.descent                                       D.stem

3.The collapse of this tin prices in the 1980s destroyed the tin-mining industry, _______ former employess have since turned in desperation to growing area.

A.all of whom                    B.many of whose                            C.none of their                            D.several of its

4.True learning does not __________ in gathering facts from the teachers, it requires active assimilation of knowledge.

A.achieve                          B.consist                                            C.depend                                      D.involve

5.She agreed that all the present paperwork _____________ for everyone to have more time to socialize.

A.will stop                       B.stopped                                           C.be stopped                              D.will be stopped

6.Taylor’s friends were interested in him _______________ because of his richness.

A.not least                       B.at least                                           C.still less                                      D.even less

7.A new generation of performers, _______________ those who by now had become a household name, honed their skills before following the same path onto television.

A.along with talented as                  B.together with talented as                 C.no less talented than              D.having been more talented than

8.The bad weather was a major ____________ to the rescue effort.

A.tampering                    B.hindrance                                      C.backlash                                      D.blockage

9.After ten years at the same job, Mary realized that she was indeed _________________.

A.against all odds                    B.in a flap                                 C.under her wing                         D.in a rut

10.We thought he was determined that time but it later turned out  that he just dabbled  _____________ the business.

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

11.A:”Would you like some coffee?” – B:”_____________________________”.

A.Thank you, but a cup of tea would do.                                B.I wouldn’t if I were you.

C.Of course, it’s not my cup of tea.                                          D.Would you?

12.The application of _________wall  insulation is commonplace in countries with cold climate.

A.heatproof                     B.torrid                                              C.thermoplastic                           D.cavity

13.You would be surprised at the muscles __________ people  have.

A.tenuous                        B.podgy                                          C.chubby                                          D.sinewy

14.The exam is coming up in two weeks’s time, so she settled down and began to study in _______.

A.earnest                       B.passive                                          C.moderation                                 D.end

15.In friendship we ____________ the embarrassment of a dissident disclosure.

A.are at pains to avoid                                           B.are on pain of avoidance

C.are under pain of avoidance                             D.avoid for one another’s pains.

II/ WORD FORMATIONS

1.The reason why you failed the exam is because of your ____________ learning. ( PARROT )

2.Gambling has made ___________ into my savings. ( ROAD )

3.It came as a surprise to me that she was trying to sell her ___________ house at the price of 15 million dollars. ( GOD )

4.The outcome of the presidential election was a _____________ conclusion. ( GO )

5.Climate changes encourages harmful bacteria to ____________. ( LIFE )

6.We are all ___________ to you for your help. ( DEBT )

7.If you sweat a lot and have a bad body smell then you should wear _____________. ( ODOR )

8.Well I’m not surprised that they are in a total mess. It’s not exactly a(n) _______________ news. ( EARTH )

9.After the breakup, he decided to be ____________ and fancy-free forever. ( FEET )

10.Zimbabwe is a _________ country’, so much of its trade depends on having access to ports in Mozambique. (LAND)

III/ FIND 10 MISTAKES AND CORRECT THEM:

Friday after Mardi Gras.

Dear Maggy,

You wouldn’t figure out what happened yesterday, when people celebrated Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) here! First, I went to see the parade of the krewe of Zulu. It was fantastic! The people in the parade were in African cloths. They threw beads off the crowds and handed in painted coconuts. I mostly got a coconut, but a woman pushed me aside and grabbed it. I did get some beads, though.

I heard lots of marching bands, and by noon I saw the parade of Rex, “the king of the Carnival”. It was a stunned procession of floats followed by dancers in colorful and originally costumes. To get away from the crowds, I ducked into Pat O’Brien’s, a bar next to Preservation Hall, where I had listened to some great jazz a few nights after. Guess what? Everybody was in Pat O’Brien’s! They were drinking hurricane, a combination of rum and passion fruit juice, a famous beverage that the bar offered. I had some, too.

Then, as in Cinderella, until midnight it was all over and the crowds went home. Today it seems like Mardi Gras was just a stranger and beautiful dream.

Mendy.

P.S Have you witnessed a holiday activity lately? If you have, could you tell me about it?

IV/ FIND THE WORDS THAT BEST FIT THE SPACES:

1. “Hay Trao Cho Anh”, the song which is presented by Son Tung and Snopp Dog, was re_ _ _ _ _ _ yesterday.

2.- “You can’t use knife to sharpen your knife”.

- “What should I use?”

- “A p_ _ _ _ _ / s_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.”

3. If the weather is fine tomorrow, we will have our bi_ _ _ _ _ lesson outdoors.

4. The ca_ _ _ _ _ _ _ took a deep breath before he walked into the interview room.

5. He would never forget being awarded a medal for b_ _ _ _ _ _ after saving three boys from drowning.

6. The students were worried that they wouldn’t be able to _ _ _ _ the deadline for the assignment.

7. The film was so intriguing that the audience were all _ _ _ _d to the screen until the end.

8. Many experts support the _ _ _w that children should start learning English as early as possible.

9. In spite of their disabilities, the children at Spring School manage to lead an _ _ _ _ _e social life.

10. Once provided with sufficent information, the freshmen will feel more confident to s_ _ _ _  the new course.

V/ READING:

Read the following passage and decide whether the statements are true (T), False (F), or not given (NG).

Job satisfaction among Britain's 6m public sector workers has fallen sharply over the past decade as rising levels of stress have made work less enjoyable for doctors, nurses, teachers, lecturers and civil servants, said research published yesterday.

The study from Andrew Oswald and Jonathan Gardner of Warwick University found that an increase in depression, strain, sleep loss and unhappiness during the 1990s had made employment more pressurised and less enjoyable in the public realm.

While public sector workers began the 1990s with far higher levels of job satisfaction than those in the private sector, the Warwick University research showed that this gap had been virtually eroded by 1998, which was a year of stringent control of government spending.

"We expect these trends to continue. I anticipate that things have got worse in the years to 2001, judging by the information we have been able to glean from other sources," Professor Oswald said.

"I think this is very serious for Britain. Job satisfaction has dropped dramatically in the public sector throughout the 90s. Stress has risen quite dramatically."

Prof Oswald said his view was that the decline in job satisfaction was linked to rising stress. "The very heavy increase in workloads in the public sector has made workers much less happy", he said.

The Guardian this week carried interviews with more than 200 workers from all parts of the public sector. Prof Oswald said that it was clear from the responses that those who chose jobs in the public sector did so because they were attracted by the "intrinsically interesting nature" of the work.

"Our evidence suggests that job satisfaction premium has collapsed."

All groups of public sector workers have become less satisfied at work over the past decade, a period in which they have faced extra bureaucracy, pressure to meet targets as well as the introduction of working practices from the private sector.

The steady decline in satisfaction was particularly evident in the NHS, higher education and those working for local government.

The sample of 5,000 workers was re-interviewed each year through the 1990s, with stress levels assessed by the answers to 12 standard questions used to measure mental distress and psychological ill health.

Overall, the researchers found that job satisfaction was u-shaped in age, with initial contentment at work during teenage years disappearing by the age of 25.

Job satisfaction was lowest when people were in their 20s and 30s - the period when people struggle to balance work with their family commitments - and highest among staff in their 50s and 60s.

Recorded job satisfaction was higher among women than among men, lower among blacks than whites, slightly lower in union workplaces than non-union ones, high in small workplaces, and highest of all in not-for-profit organisations.

The self-employed also said that they enjoyed their work, according to theWarwick University research.

Measured by educational attainment, the study found that those workers with no qualifications were most satisfied with their jobs.

"It is Britons with university degrees, surprisingly, who report the lowest levels of satisfaction at work", Prof Oswald said.

(Extracted from Support the Guardian)

 

1, Teenage workers are generally fairly happy.

2, Public sector workers feel they are under pressure.

2, Workers in the public sector used to be happier than those in the private sector.

3, The more academically qualified you are, the more likely you are to feel satisfied with your job.

4, Satisfaction is related to the size of the organization you work for.

5, University teachers have not been as unhappy as other workers.

6, Workers in the public sector used to be happier than those in the private sector.

7, Private sector employees experience less stress.

8, The average public sector employee is unhappy.

9, Older workers tend to be less satisfied.

10, Workers in the private sector are now happier than those in the public sector.

VI/ REWRITE THE SENTENCES

1, The cost of healthcare in America has gone up considerably in the last two years

-> There ............................................................................ in the last two years

2, The collision on the Western Main Road yesterday morning didn't damage his car much

-> Not a great ...................................................................... on the Western Main Road yesterday morning.

3, We suppose the hope of a huge salary tempts him

-> We suppose it ............................................................

4, If you consume too much sugar, you can get ill (DETRIMENTAL)

-> The consumption of sugar can have .....................................................................

5, I'm sure Katie is going to become a well-known author one day (MATTER)

-> I'm sure ..................................................................................... one day

6, There's no doubt at all that Allen is a solid reporter (CONCLUSION)

-> It is ............................................................. a solid reporter

7, I presume that the man had been escorted from the building (READ)

-> Can I ................................................................. from the building ?

8, It's known that Tommy interferes in other people's business (NOSE)

-> Tommy ............................................................... other people's business

9, Another nine months were to pass before she saw her grandfather again (GONE)

-> Not ......................................................................................... her grandfather again

10, The plan was strongly criticized by critics of the president when it was first proposed (HEAPED)

-> Critics .......................................................................... when it was first proposed