Phương pháp làm bài tập đọc hiểu môn Tiếng Anh

Khóa học LTĐH môn Tiếng Anh – Giáo viên: Vũ Thị Mai Phương
Phương pháp làm bài tập đọc hiể
u – Ngôi trường chung của học trò Việt
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Bài 1: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer for
each of the questions.
(When the heat is on, walkers need to be on their guard)
Hot weather makes your heart pump harder, and you are not very fir, you start to understand why
the majority of mountain rescue statistics are made up from summer walkers suffering heart attacks. Heat
exhaustion is quite east to get when you are making a great physical effort. It happens where your body
can’t produce enough sweat to keep you cool.
The answer is to keep up your water intake. It’s good idea to drink a pint of water for every 10
degrees Fahrenheit every hour. So, if the temperature is in the 70s, and you are doing a five hour walk,
you will need a minimum of around one and a half pints of water. It is vital that you don’t wait until you
develop a raging thirst before you stop for a drink-keep taking regular swigs from your water bottle.
Many walkers flavor their eater with fruit juice, which makes it a lot more palatable. You could
even use one of the isotonic drink made for athletes, which replace the body’s salts lost through swearing.
Powders such as Dioralyte, which you may have in the house as a treatment for diarrhea, will do the job
just as well, as its main aim is also effective rehydration.
Given that evaporation is your body’s cooling mechanism, you can help things along with an
external application of water. Soaking your hat with water id a great way to cool the head, though if the
sun id beating down, it will probably dry of almost immediately. Better still then if you can plunge into a
river or the sea fully-clothed. And if that’s not possible, then at least take off your boots and socks and
paddle in a cool stream.
Walking in the heat increases the rate at which you feet swell, which can lead to them feeling tight
in your boots. Cool water from a stream reduce any swelling and helps general foot comfort. At the same
time, you can check out your feet for signs of blister. Extra sweating makes the skin softer and increases
the chance of blisters forming, in the same way as when water leaks into your boots and gets to your feet.
As for what clothing you wear, this should be lightweight and reasonably loose-fitting. Tight
clothing will feel comfortable and may even lead to the formation of irritating rash known as “prickly
heat” on your skin. The answer, if this does develop, is to try and stay cool as much as possible. Do this by
either keeping in the shade, or washing the affected area with cold water, but with soap. But prevention is
by far the best approach, so keep your clothing light.
It’s understandable to want to remover any extraneous clothing when it’s extremely hot, but it
doesn’t really make much sense to take off T-shirts. The sun’s rays can be quite strong, and shoulders are
always very sensitive to sunburn. This is the worst place to be red and sore when you are wearing a heavy
rucksack on your back. Wearing shorts can also create problems for walkers, as the backs of the legs can
catch the sun very easily.
In fact, those days when an apparently harmless breeze is blowing can be the most deceptive. It
might not felt so hot, so you probably wont’ notice the damage being done so soon. As on every other day
then, a good strong sun cream should therefore be applied to any skin which is exposed. Make the most of
the summer, but treat the sun with the respect it deservers.

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Question 1: The writer says that hot weather ________.
A. is the main cause of heart attacks.

B. Requires walkers to have frequent drinks.
C. Is the worst type of weather for mountain walking.
D. Ensures that mountain walkers stay fit.
Question 2: What does the writer say about ‘Dioralyte’?
A. It helps to reduce sweating.
B. It prevents the loss of body salts.
C. It prevents you getting diarrhea.
D. It works in the same way as an isotonic drink.
Question 3: “It” in line 23 refers to ___________.
A. the sun
B. your hat C. the head D. water
Question 4: According to the text, when might your feet suffer?
A. when they cool down
B. if you are wearing tightly-fitting boots

C. when they are wet.
D. If you have to walk through water.
Question 5: According to the writer, it is better to wear loose-fitting clothing because ________.
A. it keeps you cool.
B. it is very light.

C. It is less likely to create problems for your skin.
D. It lasts longer than tight-fitting clothing.
Question 6: What does the writer mean by “extraneous” clothing?

A. clothing which is no longer needed to keep you warm
B. clothing which most people would consider unusual in hot weather
C. clothing which is too tight
D. clothing which is too heavy to wear
Question 7: According to the writer, when are walkers particularly at risk from the effects of the heat
A. when they are unaware of the heat
B. if their sun cream is not strong enough
C. when there is a strong wind
D. if they have suffered an injury
Question 8: Who has the text been written for?
A. people who go walking in the mountains
B. walkers who are unfit

C. people who go walking in hot weather
D. people who only go walking in summer

Bài 2: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer for
each of the questions.
Very few people in the modern world obtain their food supply by hunting and gathering in the
natural environment surrounding their homes. This method of harvesting from nature’s provision is the
oldest known subsistence strategy and has been practiced for at least the last two million years. It was,
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indeed, the only way to obtain food until rudimentary farming and the domestication of wild animals were
introduced about 10,000 years ago.
Because hunter-gatherers have fared poorly in comparison with their agricultural cousins, their
numbers have dwindled, and they have been forced to live in marginal environments, such as deserts and
arctic wastelands. In higher latitudes, the shorter growing seasons have restricted the availability of plant
life. Such conditions have caused a greater dependence on hunting, and on fishing along the coasts and
waterways. The abundance of vegetation in the lower latitudes of the tropics, on the other hand, has
provided a greater opportunity for gathering a variety of plants. In short, the environment differences have
restricted the diet and have limited possibilities for the development of subsistence societies.
Contemporary hunter-gatherers may help us understand our prehistoric ancestors. We know from
the observation of modern hunter-gatherers in both Africa and Alaska that a society based on hunting and
gathering must be very mobile. While the entire community camps in a central location, a smaller party
harvests the food within a reasonable distance from the camp. When the food in the area has become
exhausted, the community moves on to exploit another site. We also notice seasonal migration patterns
evolving for most hunter-gatherers, along with a strict division of labor between the sexes. These patterns
of behavior may be similar to those practiced by mankind during the Paleolithic Period.

Question 1: The word “domestication” in the first paragraph mostly means ______.
A. adapting animals to suit a new working environment
B. hatching and raising a new species of wild animals in the home
C. teaching animals to do a particular job or activity in the home

D. making wild animals used to living with and working for humans
Question 2: According to the passage, subsistence societies depend mainly on ______.
A. hunter-gatherers’ tools
B. nature’s provision
C. farming methods D. agricultural products
Question 3: The word “marginal” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to “______”.

A. disadvantaged B. suburban C. forgotten D. abandoned
Question 4: In the lower latitudes of the tropics, hunter-gatherers ______.
A. can free themselves from hunting

B. have better food gathering from nature
C. live along the coasts and waterways for fishing
D. harvest shorter seasonal crops
Question 5: According to the passage, studies of contemporary subsistence societies can provide a

A. further understanding of prehistoric times
B. broader vision of prehistoric natural environments
C. further understanding of modern subsistence societies
D. deeper insight into the dry-land farming
Question 6: The word “conditions” in the second paragraph refers to ______.
A. the places where plenty of animals and fish can be found
B. the situation in which hunter-gatherers can grow some crops

C. the environments where it is not favorable for vegetation to grow
D. the situations in which hunter-gatherers hardly find anything to eat
Question 7: A typical feature of both modern and prehistoric hunter-gatherers is that ______.
A. they live in the forests for all their life
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B. they don’t have a health and balanced diet
C. they don’t have a strong sense of community

D. they often change their living places
Question 8: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned?
A. Harvesting from the natural environment had existed long before farming was taken up.

B. The environment differences produce no effect on subsistence societies.
C. The number of hunter-gatherers decreases where farming is convenient.
D. Hunting or fishing develops where there are no or short growing seasons.
Question 9: According to the author, most contemporary and prehistoric hunter-gatherers share ______.
A. some methods of production
B. some patterns of behavior
C. some restricted daily rules D. only the way of duty division
Question 10: Which of the following would serve as the best title of the passage?

A. Hunter-gatherers and Subsistence Societies
B. Evolution of Human’s Farming Methods
C. A Brief History of Subsistence Farming
D. Hunter-gatherers: Always on the Move

Bài 3: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
The planet Earth is 4,600 million years old. It is difficult for us to think about such an enormous
length of time because it has little meaning for us. We can, however, simplify the idea to make it more
understandable. We can compare a Planet Earth to a person of forty-six years of age.
Nothing is known about the first seven years of this person’s life. Very little information exists
about the middle period either. It was only at the age of forty-two that Earth began to flower.
Dinosaurs and great reptiles did not appear until one year ago, when the planet was forty-five.
Mammals only arrived eight months ago. In the middle of last week, man-like apes became ape-like man
and began to communicate with each other. Last weekend, the Ice Age covered the Earth.
Modern man has only been around for four hours. During the last hour man discovered agriculture.
The Industrial Revolution and the rise of large cities began just sixty seconds ago.
During that short time, modern man has made a rubbish tip of the Earth. In one minute, he has
increased his numbers to terrible proportions, and has caused the death of hundreds of species of animals.
He has robbed and destroyed the planet in his search of fuels. Now he stands, like a violent, spoilt child,
delighted at the speed of his rise to power, on the edge of the final mass destruction and of killing all the
life which exists in the solar system.
Question 1: The passage tells us that _________.
A. a great deal is known about how the Earth was created.

B. life on Earth began relatively recently.
C. more is known about the first part of the Earth’s life than the middle part.
D. Scientists are well-informed about the middle part of the Earth’s life.
Question 2: We are informed by the author that ________.
A. the dinosaurs appeared during the middle period.
B. mammals and great reptiles both appeared at the same time.
C. there were more than forty-five kind of great reptiles.
D. ape-like men appeared before the last Ice Age.
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Question 3: The author is mainly interested in __________.
A. the time when the man first evolved from apes.

B. what has happened since the Industrial Revolution.
C. the effects of farming.
D. the period before the last Ice Age.
Question 4: It would appear that the main danger ahead is that _________.

A. man will destroy everything on Earth.
B. man will use up all the fuels.
C. there will be a population explosion.
D. more species of animals may die out.
Question 5: The author’s general view of man seems to be that _________.

A. he has no right to be so destructive.
B. he has been the most successful animal.
C. he will be able to control the environment.
D. he has learnt a lot from past mistakes.

Bài 4: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
Probably the most famous film commenting on the twentieth-century technology is Modern Times,
made in 1936. Charlie Chaplin was motivated to make the film by a reporter who, while interviewing him,
happened to describe the working conditions in industrial Detroit. Chaplin was told that healthy young
farm boys were lured to the city to work on automotive assembly lines. Within four or five years, these
young men’s health was destroyed by the stress of work in the factories.
The film opens with a shot of a mass of sheep making their way down a crowded ramp. Abruptly,
the film shifts to a scene of factory workers jostling one another on their way to a factory. However, the
rather bitter note of criticism in the implied comparison is not sustained. It is replaced by a gentle note of
satire. Chaplin prefers to entertain rather than lecture.
Scenes of factory interiors account for only about one-third of Modern Times, but they contain
some of the most pointed social commentary as well as the most comic situations. No one who has seen
the film can ever forget Chaplin vainly trying to keep pace with the fast-moving conveyor belt, almost
losing his mind in the process. Another popular scene involves an automatic feeding machine brought to
the assembly line so that workers need to interrupt their labor to eat. The feeding machine malfunctions,
hurling food at Chaplin, who is strapped in his position on the assembly line and cannot escape. This
serves to illustrate people’s utter helplessness in the face of machines that are meant to serve their basic
Clearly, Modern Times has its faults, but it remains the best film treating technology within a
social context. It does not offer a radical social message, but it does accurately reflect the sentiment of
many who feel they are victims of an over-mechanized world.
Question 1: According to the passage, Chaplin got the idea for Modern Times from ______.

A. conversation B. a movie C. fieldworks D. a newspaper
Question 2: The young farm boys went to the city because they were ______.

A. attracted by the prospect of a better life
B. forced to leave their sheep farm
C. promised better accommodation
D. driven out of their sheep farm
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Question 3: The phrase “jostling one another” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. running against each other

B. pushing one anther
C. hurrying up together
D. jogging side by side
Question 4: According to the passage, the opening scene of the film is intended ______.
A. to reveal the situation of the factory workers

B. to produce a tacit association
C. to introduce the main characters of the film
D. to give the setting for the entire plot later
Question 5: The word “vainly” in the fourth paragraph is closest in meaning to “______”.
A. effortlessly B. recklessly
C. hopelessly D. carelessly
Question 6: The word “This” in the fourth paragraph refers to ______.
A. the situation of young workers in a factory
B. the scene of an assembly line in operation

C. the scene of the malfunction of the feeding machine
D. the malfunction of the twentieth-century technology
Question 7: According to the author, about two-thirds of Modern Times ______.
A. is more critical than the rest B. is rather discouraging

C. was shot outside a factory D. entertains the audience most
Question 8: The author refers to all of the following notions to describe Modern Time EXCEPT
A. entertainment B. satire C. criticism
D. revolution
Question 9: Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
A. The working conditions in the car factories of the 1930s were very stressful.
B. The author does not consider Modern Times as a perfect film.
C. Modern Times depicts the over-mechanized world from a social viewpoint.

D. In Modern Times, the factory workers’ basic needs are well met.
Question 10: The passage was written to ______.
A. review one of Chaplin’s popular films
B. explain Chaplin’s style of acting
C. discuss the disadvantages of technology
D. criticize the factory system of the 1930s

Bài 5: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
Until recently, the “science of the future” was supposed to be electronics and artificial intelligence.
Today it seems more and more likely that the next great breakthroughs in technology will brought about
through a combination of those two sciences with organic chemistry and genetic engineering. This
combination is the science of biotechnology.
Organic chemistry enables us to produce marvelous synthetic materials. However, it is still
difficult to manufacture anything that has the capacity of wool to conserve heat and also to absorb
moisture. Nothing that we have been able to produce so far comes anywhere nears the combination of
strength, lightness and flexibility that we find in the bodies of ordinary insects. Nevertheless, scientists in
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the laboratory have already succeeded in growing a material that has many of the characteristics of human
skin. The next step may be biotech hearts and eyes which can replace diseased organs in human beings.
These will not be rejected by the body, as is the case with organs from humans.
The applications of biotechnology to energy production seems even more promising. In 1996 the
famous science – fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, many of whose previous predictions have come true,
said that we may soon be able to develop remarkably cheap and renewable sources of energy. Some of
these power sources will be biological. Clarke and others have warned us repeatedly that sooner or later
we will have to give up our dependence on non-renewable power sources. Coal, oil, and gas are indeed
convenient. However, using them also means creating dangerously high levels of pollution. It will be
impossible to meet the growing demand for energy without increasing that pollution to catastrophic levels
unless we develop power sources that are both cheaper and cleaner.
It is tempting to think that biotechnology or some other ‘science of future’ can solve our problem
for us. Before we surrender to that temptation we should remember nuclear power. Only a few generations
ago it seemed to promise limitless, cheap and safe energy. Today those promises lie burred in a concrete
grave in a place call Chernobyl, in the Ukraine. Biotechnology is unlikely, however, to break its promises
in quite the same or such a dangerous way.
Question 1: According to the text, the science of the future is likely to be _____________.
A. electronics
B. biotechnology
C. genetic engineering D. nuclear technology
Question 2: Organic chemistry helps to produce materials that are ______________.
A. almost as strong, light and flexible as an insect’s body
B. almost as good as wool
C. not as good as natural materials
D. stronger, lighter and better than natural materials.
Question 3: According to the text, it may soon be possible _________.
A. to make something as good as human skin
B. to cure certain diseases that damage human organs
C. to take an organ from one human and give it to another human

D. to make useful substitutes for human hearts and eyes
Question 4: In 1996, Arthur C. Clarke predicted ________.

A. new and better way of heating and lighting homes, offices and factories
B. newer and better way of using oil, gas and coal.
C. that using oil, gas and coal would lead to very high levels of pollution
D. that we may not be able to meet future demand for energy
Question 5: What does the text say is one of the worst problems caused by the use of coal, gas and oil?
A. They are no longer as easy to use as they once were.
B. They are so cheap that people waste them.
C. They are too expensive for poorer people in many parts of the world.

D. They are very bad for the world around us.
Question 6: Which of these statements do you think best summarizes what the text is about?
A. We have good reasons for hoping that biotechnology will help us to solve some but not all our
B. Since has promised to solve our problems in the past but has often created even worse problem for
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C. Because of biotechnology, nuclear power and other scientific achievements, the future will be much
D. Despite the problems we have had with nuclear technology, it is still the best way to produce power.

Bài 6: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
VSO is a registered charity dedicated to assisting in developing countries. More specifically,
selects and places volunteers in response to overseas requests. This work makes it distinctive among other
charities and organizations in the UK. It sends people, not money, to that its services are, in effect, entirely
complementary to the efforts being made by agencies like Oxfam, Christian Aid and Save the Children
Fund with whom it often works directly.
VSO tries to respond to request from overseas which ask for volunteers. Its bias is firmly towards
the poorest members on the community and it takes great care to avoid undermining job opportunities for
local people. Both staff and volunteers also play a special attention to women’s role in development
projects. This is because women’s role in child-rearing, in education and community cohesion are
essential in any healthy process of change.
Over the past 38 years, more than 21,000 volunteers have worked abroad with VSO. There are
now over 1,900 volunteers working in 59 of the less developed countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and
the Caribbean.
The application of each volunteer is carefully considered in order to select and interview candidates
against each job request from the field, to seek the person with the right blend of skills and personality.
VSO, the work
VSO volunteers do not go to developing countries as visiting experts with all the answers. It is
always a process of sharing and learning. The aim is that when the volunteer returns home, there exists a
community with a stronger sense of independence and self-reliance… and a volunteer with a new
understanding and appreciation of life and people everywhere. The range of jobs required of VSO is wide-
reflecting the needs of any society in the modern world.
Question 1: VSO is different from other charities and organization from UK because it ________.
A. is a registered body.
B. sends financial aid to developing countries.

C. sends volunteers to help abroad.
D. Recruits volunteers to work in Britain.
Question 2: Requests from overseas most likely to be dealt with are those which __________.
A. specifically ask for female staff and volunteers

B. require volunteers to work with local inhabitants.
C. require help and advice for health care.
D. need help and advice for health care.
Question 3: According to those who work for VSO, who plays the most important part in bringing about
A. Charitable organizations B. Volunteers from abroad

C. Women in local communities D. Staff who recruit volunteers
Question 4: What happens when VSO wants to appoint new volunteers?
A. They give preference to applicants living abroad.
B. They give each applicants several interviews.
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C. They refer applications to countries requesting volunteers.

D. They match all applicants to jobs very carefully.
Question 5: The volunteers chosen to go out to a developing country _______________.
A. must have experience of working overseas.
B. Will quickly become an expert in the field.
C. will gain more knowledge about the world we live in.
D. must leave the country before it becomes independent.

Bài 7: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
Today we take electricity for granted and perhaps we do not realize just how useful this discovery
has been. Steam was the first invention that replaced wind power. It was used to drive engines and was
passed through pipes and radiators to warm rooms. Petrol mixed with air was the next invention that
provided power. Exploded in a cylinder, it drove a motor engine. Beyond these simple and direct uses,
those forms have not much adaptability.
On the other hand, we make use of electricity in thousands of ways. From the powerful voltages
that drive our electric trains to the tiny current needed to work a simple calculator, and from the huge
electric magnet in steel works that can lift 10 tons to the tiny electric magnet in a doorbell, all are powered
by electricity. An electric current can be made with equal ease to heat a huge mass of molten metal in a
furnace, or to boil a jug for a cup of coffee.
Other than atomic energy, which has not as yet been harnessed to the full, electricity is the greatest
power in the world. It is flexible, and so adaptable for any task for which it is wanted. It travels so easily
and with incredible speed along wires or conductors that it can be supplied instantly over vast distances.
To generate electricity, huge turbines or generators must be turned. In Australia they use coal or
water to drive this machinery. When dams are built, falling water is used to drive the turbines without
polluting the atmosphere with smoke from coal.
Atomic power is used in several countries but there is always the fear of an accident. A tragedy
once occurred at Chernobyl, in Ukraine, at an atomic power plant used to make electricity. The reactor
leaked, which causes many deaths through radiation.
Now scientists are examining new ways of creating electricity without harmful effects to the
environment. They may harness the tides as they flow in and out of bays. Most importantly, they hope to
trap sunlight more efficiently. We do use solar heaters for swimming pools is necessary. When this
happens, electric cars will be viable and the world will rid itself of the toxic gases given off by trucks and
cars that burn fossil fuels.
Question 1: The author mentions the sources of energy such as wind, steam, petrol in the first paragraph
to ______.
A. suggest that electricity should be alternated with safer sources of energy

B. emphasize the usefulness and adaptability of electricity
C. imply that electricity is not the only useful source of energy
D. discuss which source of energy can be a suitable alternative to electricity
Question 2: Before electricity, what was sometimes passed through pipes to heat rooms?
A. Gas. B. Petrol.
C. Steam. D. Hot wind.
Question 3: What does the author mean b saying that electricity is flexible?
A. It is cheap and easy to use. B. It is used to drive motor engines

C. It can be adapted to various uses. D. It can be made with easy.
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Question 4: What do we call machines that make electricity?
A. Voltages. B. Electric magnets.

C. Generators or turbines. D. Pipes and radiators.
Question 5: The main forms of power used to generate electricity in Australia are ______.
A. atomic power and water
B. water and coal
C. sunlight and wind power D. wind and gas
Question 6: The word “they” in the last paragraph refers to ______.
A. harmful effects
B. the tides
C. scientists D. new ways
Question 7: Electric magnets are used in steel works to ______.

A. lift heavy weights up to ten tons B. test the steel for strength
C. heat the molten steel D. boil a jug of water
Question 8: The advantage of harnessing the power of the tides and of sunlight to generate electricity is
that they ______.

A. do not pollute the environment B. are more reliable
C. are more adaptable D. do not require attention
Question 9: Which of the following power sources causes pollution by emitting harmful gases?
A. Sunlight.
B. Petrol. C. Water. D. Wind.
Question 10: The best title for this passage could be ______.
A. “Types of Power Plants”
B. “Electricity: Harmful Effects on Our Life”
C. “How to Produce Electricity”
D. “Why Electricity Is So Remarkable”

Bài 8: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
If parents bring up a child with the sole aim of turning the child into a genius, they will cause a
disaster. According to several leading educational psychologists, this is one the biggest mistakes, which
ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too aware of what his parents expect, and will
fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children.
However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but
ambitious in a sensible way, the child may succeed in doing very well – especially if the parents are very
supportive of their child.
Michael Collins is very lucky. He is crazy about music, and his parents help him a lot by taking
him to concerts and arranging private piano and violin lessons for him. They even drive him 50 kilometers
twice a week for violin lessons. Michael’s mother knows very little about music, but his father plays the
trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music competitions if he is
Winston Smith, Michael’s friend, however, is not so lucky. Both his parents are successful
musicians, and they set too high a standard for Winston. They want their son to be successful as they are
and so they enter him for every piano competition held. They are very unhappy when he does not win.
Winston is always afraid that he will disappoint his parents and now he always seems quiet and unhappy.
Question 1: One of the serious mistakes parents can make is to ______.

A. push their child into trying to much
B. help their child to become a genius.
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C. make their child become a musician.
D. neglect their child’s education.
Question 2: Parents’ ambition for their children is not wrong it they ______.
A. force their children into achieving success
B. themselves have been very successful

C. understand and help their children sensibly
D. arrange private lessons for their children
Question 3: Who have criticized the methods of some ambitious parents?
A. Successful musicians. B. Unrealistic parents.
C. Their children.
D. Educational psychologists.
Question 4: Michael Collins is fortunate in that ______.
A. his father is a musician
B. his parents are quite rich
C. his mother knows little about music

D. his parents help him in a sensible way
Question 5: The phrase “crazy about” in the passage mostly means ______.
A. “surprised at”
B. “extremely interested in”
C. “completely unaware of” D. “confused about”
Question 6: Winston’s parents push their son so much and he ______.
A. has won a lot of piano competitions
B. cannot learn much music from them
C. has become a good musician

D. is afraid to disappoint them
Question 7: The word “They” in the passage refers to ______.
A. concerts B. violin lessons
C. parents in general
D. Michael’s parents
Question 8: All of the following people are musical EXCEPT ______.
A. Winston’s father B. Winston’s mother
C. Michael’s father
D. Michael’s mother
Question 9: The word “unwilling” in the passage mostly means ______.
A. “getting ready to do something” B. “eager to do something”
C. “not objecting to doing anything”
D. “not wanting to do something”
Question 10: The two examples given in the passage illustrate the principle that ______.
A. successful parents always have intelligent children
B. successful parents often have unsuccessful children

C. parents should let the child develop in the way he wants
D. parents should spend more money on the child’s education.

Bài 9: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer for each of the questions.
TO: Marketing staff
FROM: Jonathan Blair
DATE: August 22
RE: New Advertising Campaign
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We are excited about our new line of infant clothes this year. The following will give you a general
outline of the marketing strategies we have planned to help promote our new clothes. As you all know,
this is our first attempt in this market, and we are anticipating great results. And to add to this, we have put
together our biggest and most expensive ad campaign in several of the country’s largest media.
Television spots: A thirty-second commercial on 3 of the largest networks during the primetime
hours (7 – 9 p.m) for three months. A total of four showings on each stations daily. Also five showings
between 9 – 11 p.m. on Saturday and 6 showings on Sundays.
Newspaper adds ins: Will feature a three-page advertisement complete with colorful illustrations
and discount coupons. Will be inserted into the middle of all majors newspapers in the city on weekend
editions for two months.
Subways and Bus ads: Advertising posters on major routes around the city. A total of 5,000 posters will be
posted for 1 month.
Everyone is encouraged to submit comments and ideas to the Marketing Department.
Question 1: What is the main purpose of the memorandum?
A. To recruit talented people to work on an advertising project

B. To announce the company’s future plans
C. To inform the staff members about a television documentary
D. To find a model spokesperson for the posters
Question 2: Who is the target audience for the new products being launched?

A. Babies B. Children C. Adults D. Seniors
Question 3: What can be inferred from the memorandum?
A. Local television is airing a special on the company

B. The company is breaking into a new market
C. An article about the company has been printed in the local paper
D. The subway and bus stakes will affect the company
Question 4: How many times will the ad be aired on a weekday on one station?
A. 3 times
B. 4 times C. 5 times D. 6 times
Question 5: Which of the following is not TRUE about the newspaper ad?
A. It will be printed in various colors.

B. It will be featured on the front page.
C. It will offer discount vouchers.
D. It will be included in the weekend editions.

Bài 10: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer for each of the questions.
Carbohydrates, which are sugars, are an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide the main
source of energy for the body, and they also function to flavor and sweeten foods. Carbohydrates range
from simple sugars like glucose to complex sugars such as Amy lose and Amylopectin. Nutritionists
estimate that carbohydrates should make up about one-fourth to one-fifth of person’s diet. This translates
to about 75-100 grams of carbohydrates per day.
A diet that is deficient in carbohydrates can have an adverse effect on a person’s health. When the
body lacks a sufficient amount of carbohydrate, it must then use its protein supplies for energy, a process
called gluconeogenesis. However, this result in a lack of necessary protein, and further health difficulties
may occur. A lack of carbohydrates can also lead to ketosis, a build-up of ketosis in the body that causes
fatigue, lethargy, and bad breath.
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Question 1: What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Carbohydrates needed for good health
B. Carbohydrates prevent a build-up of proteins
C. Carbohydrates can lead to ketosis
D. Carbohydrates are an expendable part of good diet
Question 2: The word ‘function’ as used in paragraph 1 refers to which of the following?
A. neglect
B. serve C. dissolve D. profess
Question 3: The word ‘range’ as used in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____________.
A. probe B. proceed C. hail
D. extend
Question 4: According to the passage, what do most nutritionists suggest?
A. sufficient Carbohydrates will prevent gluconeogenesis.
B. Carbohydrates are simple sugar celled glucose

C. Carbohydrates should make up about a quarter of a person’ daily diet
D. Carbohydrates should be eaten in very small quantities
Question 5: Which of the following do Carbohydrates NOT do?
A. prevent ketosis
B. cause gluconeogenesis
C. provide energy for the body D. flavor and sweeten food
Question 6: Which of the following words could best replace “deficient” as used in paragraph 2?
A. outstanding B. abundant
C. insufficient D. unequal
Question 7: What does the word ‘this’ in paragraph refers to?
A. Using protein supplies for energy.
B. Converting Carbohydrates to energy.
C. Having a deficient in Carbohydrate.
D. Using Carbohydrates supplies for energy.
Question 8: According to the passage, which of the following does not describe carbohydrates?

A. Protein supply B. A necessity
C. A range of sugars D. An energy source
Question 9: The word ‘lacks’ in paragraph 2 is most similar to which of the following?
A. Plethora
B. Shortage C. Derivation D. Commission
Question 10: Which of the following best describes the organization of this passage?
A. cause and result B. Comparison and contrast
C. specific to general
D. definition and example

Bài 11: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer for each of the questions.
Every year about two million people visit Mount Rushmore, were the faces of four U.S presidents
were carved in granite by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, the late Lincoln Borglum. The creation of
the Mount Rushmore monument Line took 14 years – from 1927 to 1941 – and nearly a million dollars.
These were times when money was difficult to come by and many people were jobless. To move more
than 400,000 tons of rock, Borglum hired laid-off workers from the closed-down mines in the Black Hills
area. He taught these men to dynamite, drill, carve, and finish the granite as they were hanging in midair
in his specially devised chairs, which had many safety features. Borglum was proud of the fact that no
workers were killed or several injured during the years of blasting and carving.
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During the carving, many changes in the original design had to be made to keep the carved heads
free of large fissures that were uncovered. However, not all the cracks could be avoided, so Borlgum
concocted a mixture of granite dust, white lead, and linseed oil to fill them.
Every winter, water from melting snows gets into the fissures and expand as it freezes, making the
fissures bigger. Consequently, every autumn maintenance work is done to refill the cracks. The repairers
swing out in space over a 500-foot drop and fix the monument with the same mixture that Borglum used
to preserve this national monument for future generations.
Question 1: This passage is mainly about ______.
A. the visitors to the Mount Rushmore monument
B. the faces at the Mount Rushmore monument
C. the sculptor of the Mount Rushmore monument
D. the creation of the Mount Rushmore monument
Question 2: According to the passage, Borglum’s son ______.

A. is dead B. was a president
C. did maintenance work D. spent a million dollars
Question 3: The word ‘these’ in paragraph 1 refers to ______.
A. faces B. dollars
C. times D. workers
Question 4: The men who Borglum hired were ______.
A. trained sculptors B. laid-off stone masons
C. Black Hills volunteers
D. unemployed miners
Question 5: The word “devised” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ______.

A. designed B. described C. scaffolded D. elevated
Question 6: It can be inferred from the passage that ______.

A. the heads are not as originally planned
B. the workers made mistakes when blasting
C. the cracks caused serious injuries
D. the designs had large fissures in them
Question 7: The word “fissures” in paragraph 2 refer to ______.
A. designs B. heads
C. cracks D. carvings
Question 8: The word “avoided” in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to ______.
A. circumvented B. abolished C. evened D. improvised
Question 9: Borglum’s mixture for filling cracks was ______.
A. very expensive B. bought at the Black Hills mines
C. invented D. uncovered during carving
Question 10: Today, Mount Rushmore needs to be ______.
A. protected from air pollution B. polished for tourists
C. restored during the winter
D. repaired periodically

Bài 12: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate
the correct answer for each of the questions.
Since the world became industrialized, the number of animal species that have either become
extinct or have neared extinction has increased. Bengal tigers, for instance, which once roamed the jungles
in vast numbers, now number only about 2,300. By the year 2025, it is estimated that they will become
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What is alarming about the case of the Bengal tiger is that this extinction will have been caused
almost entirely by poachers who, according to some sources, are not always interested in material gain but
personal gratification. This is an example of the callousness that is contributing to the problem of
extinction. Animals such as the Bengal tiger, as well as other endangered species, are valuable parts of the
world’s ecosystem. International laws protecting animals must be enacted to ensure their survival - and the
survival of our planet.
Countries around the world have begun to deal with the problem in various ways. Some countries,
in an effort to circumvent the problem, have allocated large amounts of land to animal reserves. They then
charge admission prices to help defray the costs of maintaining the parks, and they often must also depend
on world organizations for support. This money enables them to invest in equipment and patrols to protect
the animals. Another response to the increase in animal extinction is an international boycott of products
made from endangered species. This has had some effect, but by itself will not prevent animals from being
hunted and killed.
Question 1: What is the main topic of the passage?
A. The Bengal tiger B. International boycotts.

C. Endangered species D. Problems with industrialization
Question 2: Which of the following is closet in meaning to the word ‘alarming’ in paragraph 2?
A. dangerous B. Serious C. Gripping
D. Distressing
Question 3: Which of the following could best replace the word ‘case’ as used in paragraph 2?
A. Act
B. Situation C. Contrast D. Trade
Question 4: The word ‘poachers’ as used in paragraph 2 could be best replaced by which of the

A. Illegal hunters B. enterprising researchers
C. Concerned scientists D. Trained hunters
Question 5: The word ‘callousness’ in paragraph 2 refer to in the passage
A. Indirectness B. Independence C. Incompetence
D. Insensitivity
Question 6: What does the word ‘this’ in paragraph 2 refer to in the passage?
A. Bengal tigers
B. Interest in material gain

C. Killing animals for personal satisfaction
D. The decrease in the Bengal tiger population
Question 7: Which of the following could best replace the word ‘allocated’ in paragraph 3?

A. Set aside B. Combined C. Organized D. Taken off
Question 8: The word ‘defray’ in paragraph 3 is closet in meaning to which of the following?
A. Lower B. Raise

C. Make a payment on D. Male an investment toward
Question 9: What does the term ‘international boycott’ in paragraph 3 refer to?
A. Buying and selling of animal products overseas.

B. A refusal to buy animal products worldwide.
C. A global increase in animal survival.
D. Defraying the cost of maintaining national parks.
Question 10: Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude?
A. Forgiving B. Concerned
C. Vindictive D. Surprised
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