91. Would you mind if I opened the windows? It’s too stuffy in here.
A. Yes, of course. B. No, please do.
C. I think it is OK. D. You look so tired.
92. Could you show me how to get to the nearest train station from here?
A. I’m not certain but it’s maybe at the end of the Street.
B. I totally agree with you.
C. Sorry, I never know you.
D. I’m busy now.
93. From my point of view, all family members should share the chores equaỉly.
A. It’s a breathtaking view.
B. You lied to me.
C. But you’re right.
D. There’s no doubt about it.
94. I’ve been awarded a scholarship to Harvard University.
A. Just kidding!
B. It’s up to you.
C. Good job!
D. Same to you, Thanks!
95. Don’t forget to finish your homework before class.
A. I’ ll do it later. c. It’s quite difficult.
B. Not much.
D. Thank you for reminding me.
96. Thanks a lot for helping me fix the car yesterday.
A. I’d love to.
B. You’re welcome.
C. Of course not.
D. I like it.
97. I’ve seen John at the workshop on communication skills.
A. I see. I’ll call him.
B. The workshop was very useful.
C. That can’t be John because he’s in Paris now.
D. No, I don’t think so.
98. How do I sign up for the psychology course?
A. You need to fill in the Online application form first.
B. It’s not yours.
C. The course was full.
D. Your deadline is May 15.
99. What’s about going to the waterpark?
A. That’s a good idea.
B. That’s right.
C. Of course!
D. I’m sorry I can’t.
100. Hi, I’d like to buy three tickets for the Lost in Fear.
A. How many tickets?
B. I’m sorry. They were sold out.
C. we don’t like this film.
D. You should see other interesting films.
101. Do you enjoy buying souvenirs?
A. No, I don’t.
B. No, thank you!
C. Never mind.
D. No, I am not.
102. Which show would you like to watch, madam?
A. Here you are!
B. No, thanks.
C. I am sorry.
103. What did you do on Sunday?
A. No way!
B. Not much.
C. It was great.
D. I don’t care.
104. I love listening to rock n’ roll. How about you?
A. I can’t stand it.
B. I can’t help it.
C. I can’t do it.
D. I can’t wait for it.
105. What’s wrong with the shirt you bought last week?
A. Oh! What a beautiful shirt!
B. I wore it last night.
C. The zip has come off.
D. I’ve the receipt.
Fathers in today families are spending more time with their children than at any
point in the past 100 years. (106) ________ the number of hours the average
woman spends at home with her children has declined since the early 1900s, as more and more women enter the workforce, there has been a decrease in the
number of children per family and an increase in (107) _______ attention to each
child. As a result, mothers today in the United States, (108) _________ those who
work part- 0r full-time, spend almost twice as much time with each child as
mothers did in the 1920s. People (109) _______raised children in the 1940s and
1950s typically report that their own adult children and grandchildren
communicate far better with their kids and spend more time (110) _________ with
homework than they did.
America’s children are also safer today than they’ve (111) __________ been. An
infant was four times more likely to die in the 1950s than today. A parent then
was 27 per cent more likely to lose an older teen (112) _______ death.
If we look back over the last millennium, we can see that families have always been diverse. In each period, families have solved one set of problems only to
face new (113) ______ . What works for a family in One economic and cultural
setting doesn’t work for a family in another. What’s helpful (114) _________ one
stage of a family’s life may be (115) _________at the next stage. If there is one
lesson to be (116) _______from the last millennium of íamily history, it’s that
families always have to (117) _______ with a changing world
(Source: Adapted/rom U.S. Society and Values)
|106. A. Although||B. However||C. Unless||D. Besides|
|107. A. isolated||B. individual||C. unique||D. single|
|108. A. adding||B. counting||C. taking||D. including|
|109. A. whom||B. which||C. who||D. when|
|110. A. helping||B. to help||C. help||D. on help|
|111.A. never||B. already||C. ever||D. just|
|112. A. in||B. for||C. to||D. with|
|113. A. challanger||B. challenges||C. challenging||D. challenged|
|114. A. at||B. for||C. in||D. by|
|115. A. destruction||B. destroying||C. destroyed||D. destructive|
|116. A. drawing||B. drawn||C. draw||D. drew|
|117. A. put up||B. live up||C. go up||D. catch up|
Stella McCartney was born in 1972, the daughter of pop star Sir Paul McCartney. She is the youngest of three sisters. One sister is a potter and the other sister does the same job as their mother used to do – she works as a photographer. Stella’s brother, James, is a musician. Stella first hit the newspaper headlines in 1995 when she graduated in fashion design from art college. At her fimal show, her clothes were modeled by her fiends, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, both well-known models. Unsurprisingly, the student show became front-page news around the world. Stella hadn’t been in the news before as a fashion desiíĩner but she had spent time working in the fashion world since she was fifteen. In March 1997, Stella went to work for the fashion house Chloe. People said the famous fashion house had given her the job because of her surname and her famous parents but Stella soon showed how good she was, She designs clothes which she would like to wear herself, although she’s not a model, and many famous models and actors choose to wear them. In 2001 Stella started her own fashion house and has since opened stores around the ’world and won many prizes. A lifelong vegetarian, McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her design. Instead, she uses silk, wool and other animal-derived fabrics.
(Source: Adapted from Objective PET)
118. Which of the following is NOT true about Stella’s family?
A. She has three sisters.
B. One of her sisters is a photographer.
C. She is the youngest.
D. Her father is a famous singer.
1 19. Stella, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss _______ .
A. Met for the first time at her fashion show
B. Are very famous fashion models
C. Had been fiends before 1995
D. all performed at the final show in 1995
120. Which of the following is TRUE about the show?
A. Everyone was surprised when Stella’s show vvas successful.
B. The models perfonned clothes designed by Stella.
C. The show was the last show of Stella.
D. There was no one famous appearing in the show.
121. Stella thinks about the kinds of clothes that _______ .
A. Famous people like to wear
B. She likes to wear
C. Well-known models perform beautifully
D. Bring her prizes
122. The word “lifelong” in the passage is closest in meaning to _________ .
A. Permanent B. inconstant C. temporary D. changing
In American, although most men stilỉ do less housevvork than their vvives, that gap has been halved since the 1960s. Today, 41 per cent of couples say they share childcare equally, compared with 25 percent in 1985. Mẹn’s greater involvement at home is good for their relationships with their spouses, and also good for their children. Hands-on fathers make bettcr parents than men who let their wives do all the nurturing and childcare. They raise sons who are more expressive and daughters who are more likely to do well in school – especially in math and Science.
In 1900, life expectancy in the United States was 47 years, and only four per cent of the population was 65 or older. Today, life expectancy is 76 years, and by 2025, it is estimated about 20 per cent of the u.s, population will be 65 or older. For the first time, a generation of adults must pian for the needs of both their parents and their children. Most Americans are responding with remarkable grace. One in four households gives the equivalent of a full day a week or more in unpaid care to an aging relative, and more than haif say they expect to do so in the next 10 years. Older people are less likely to be impoverished or incapacitated by illness than in the past, and have more opportunity to develop a relationship with their grandchildren.
Even some of the choices thai worry people the most.are turning out to be manageable. Divorce rates are likely to remain high, and in many cases marital breakdown causes serious problems for both adults and kids. Yet when parents minimize conflict, family bonds can be maintained. And many families are doing this. More non-custodial parents are staying in touch vvith their children. Child-support receipts are rising. A lower proportion of children from divorced families are exhibitine problems than in earlier decades. And stepfamilies are learnining to maximize children’s access to supportive adults rather than cutting them off from one side of the family.
(Source: AdaptedỊrom U.S. Socieíy and Vcilues)
123. Which of the following can be the most suitable heading for paragraph 1?
A. Men’s involvement at home
B. Benefits of men’s involvement at home
C. Drawbacks of men’s involvement at home
D. Children studying math and Science
124. Nowadays, _____ of men help take care of children.
A. 50% B.41% C. 25% D.20%
125. According to the writer, old people in the USA _______ .
A. Are experiencing a shorter life expectancy
B. Receive less care from their children than they used to
C. Have better relationships with their children and grandchildren
D. May live in worst living conditions
126. Which of the following is NOT true about divorce rates in the USA?
A. They will still be high.
B. They can cause problems for both parents and children.
C. More problems are caused by children from divorced íamilies.
D. Children are encouraged to meet their separate parents.
127. The word “equivalent” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ________ .
A. Comparable B. opposed C. dissimilar D. constrasting
128. The word “manageable” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _______ .
A. Difficult B. challenging C. demanding D. easy
129. The word “this” in the paragraph 3 refers to_________ .
A. Getting divorced B. minimizing conflict
C. Causing problems to kids D. maintaining bonds
130. According to the writer, the futưre of American family life can be ________ .
A. Positive B. negative C. unchanged D. unpredictable
131. Nobody in the class is as tall as Mike.
A. Everybody in the class is taller than Mike.
B. Somebody in the class may be shorter than Mike.
C. Mike is the tallest student in the class.
D. Mike may be taller than most students in the class.
132. I baven’t got enough money to buy a new car.
A. I need more money to buy a new car.
B. I don’t want to spend more money on a new car.
C. A new car is not something I really need.
D. Money is not the most essential issue to buy a new car.
133. I am really keen on playing sports.
A. I am a big fan of sports.
B. Playing sports makes me sick.
C. I am not really into sports.
D. I can’t stand sports.
134. “I will come back home soon,” he said.
A. He advised to come back home soon.
B. He offered to come back home soon.
C. He promised to come back home soon.
D. He suggested that he should eome back home soon.
135. He prevented his close íriend from telling the truth.
A. He forbade his close friend to tell the truth.
B. He allowed his close friend to tell the truth.
C. He ordered his close friend to tell the truth.
D. He paid his close friend to tell the truth.
Exercise 12. Mark the letter A, B, c, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
136. My brother speaks too loud. It is really annoying.
A. My brother is speaking too loud.
B. My brother likes to speak too loud.
C. My brother feels annoyed when he can’t speak too loud.
D. My brother is always speaking too loud.
137. There is always conílict between parents and children. However, they still should talk and share things with each other.
A. Although there is always conílict between parents and children, they still should talk and share things with each other.
B. There is always conflict between parents and children, so they still should talk and share things with each other.
C. Unless there is always conflict between parents and children, they still should talk and share things with each other.
D. Not only there is always conflict between parents and children, but they still should talk and share things with each other.
138. Your parentts will help you with the problem. You should tell them the story.
A. Because your parents will help you with the problem, you should tell them the story.
B. Your parents will help you with the problem since you should tell them the story.
C. If your parents will help you with the problem, you should tell them the story.
D. Your parents will help you with the problem because you should tell them the story.
139. Unemployment rate is high. This makes many children move back to their
A. Many children move back to their parents’ house, which makes high unemployment rate.
B. High unemployment rate forces many children to movẹ back to their parents’ house.
C. Moving back to their parents’ house suggests that the unemployment rate is high.
D. It is necessary to mo ve back to your parents’ house if unemployment rate is high.
140. She is an honest person. She is also a very friendly one.
A. She is an honest but friendly person.
B. She is not only an honest but also a very friendly person.
C. Though she is a honest person, she is friendly.
D. Being honest is necessaiy to become friendly.