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TEST 1 a. but she cannot speak English b.

she cannot speak English

Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest. c. but cannot speak English d. and cannot speak English
1. a. information b. necessary c. scientific d. automatic 23. In spite _______ his did not get the highest grade in the final exam.
2. a. diagnostic b. preparation c. technology d. transportation a. of his intelligence b. he was intelligent
3. a. never b. follow c. pilot d. reply c. his intelligence d. of he was intelligent
4. a. fiction b. office c. machine d. expert 24. We had the school picnic _______.
5. a. camera b. computer c. vegetable d. everything a. even though the rain b. despite of the rain
Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence, c. although it raining d. in spite of the rain
substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original 25. She looked _______ to see who was going _______ her.
one. a. round / after b. up / off c. at / to d. for / with
6. People used to know more or less how their children would live. 26. She is a friendly girl who gets _______ everyone she meets.
a. almost b. generally c. lately d. definitely a. out of b. on with c. away from d. into
7. Our children should be educated and trained well enough to perform the 27. I had my sister take care _____ my children while I was _____ business.
_______ jobs of contemporary society. a. with / for b. in / away c. for / in d. of / on
a. safe b. diagnostic c. fiction d. high-tech 28. He took a lot of interest _______ our work and he promised to help us
8. Two thousand people are _______ as having cancer of the mouth every _______ any troubles.
year; and 60 per cent of them will die within five years. a. in / with b. for / on c. about / at d. for / from
a. regarded b. diagnosed c. checked d. killed 29. Are you very familiar _______ that new device?
9. John has sent five letters to his friend but he has not received any reply. a. upon b. over c. with d. for
a. information b. postscript c. letter d. answer 30. According _______ the US Census Bureau the world's population will
10. Peter is so _____ that he never thinks of anything bad and unsuccessful. reach 7.6 billion people by 2020.
a. optimistic b. disappointed c. pessimistic d. keen a. to b. in c. for d. through
11. In case of _______, you can call me at the office. Error Identification.
a. fiction b. automation c. urgency d. importance 31. In 2030, how we will provide for the food, land, and energy needs of a
12. I sometimes read _______ fictions in my spare time. A B (will be provide) C
a. science b. scientific c. scientist d. scientifically global population of over 8 billion?
13. _______ surely leads to the loss of many factory jobs. D
a. Automatic b. Automation c. Automate d. Automatically 32. Many people are afraid that in the future there will be no space leaving
14. We needed some more money for the _______ work and Peter promised A B C (left)
to help us. for human beings and they express the idea of robots replacing human beings.
a. prepare b. preparation c. preparatory d. prepared D
15. I cannot really imagine what _______ world will be like. 33. Human beings enjoy their life with more and more progress of science
a. a b. an c. the d. A
16. _______ United States is _______ world's biggest consumer of energy. and technological, but it is also very necessary to think more about the
a. The / the b. / a c. An / the d. The / B (technology) C
17. Miss Linda speaks _______ Chinese very well although she is from problems that modern machines and devices may cause.
_______ UK. D
a. the / b. a / c. the / an d. / the 34. Cars of the future will be using advanced technology to perform such
18. We sometimes have _______ pizza for _______ lunch. A B C
a. the / a b. / c. a / the d. the / the functions as automatic cruise control, hazardous object avoidance, self-
19. Which is _______ highest mountain in the world? parking but driverless transportation.
a. a b. an c. the d. D (and)
20. She had not studied well, ______ fortunately she passed the final exam. 35. In the future smart cars will also be intelligent enough to avoid
a. although b. but c. despite d. in spite of A B
21. _______ we have worked overtime for weeks, we have not completed pedestrians bicycle riders and others whom are not driving automobiles.
the project. C D (who / that)
a. In spite of b. Even though the fact that Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
c. Despite d. Despite the fact that Consider activities that most take for granted, particularly those who live
22. Although she has live in London for three years, _______. in industrialized nations: drinking a glass of water; driving a car or traveling
by mass transportation; living in a decent house or apartment; using modern through much smaller incisions, thus making patient (43) _____ easier and
household appliances; using tools to build, fix and repair; even breathing quicker.
fresh air. These activities improve our quality of life. Have you considered Advances in bio-robotics are leading to even more and more
that to do all of the above requires the availability of natural resources, applications in surgery (44) _____ robots have the potential to perform better
whether used as raw materials or in finished products? than human surgeons in certain respects.
The United Nations predicts that the global population will increase from The pace of technological change is rapid, and it is easily possible to
the present 6.65 billion to 7.95 billion by the year 2025. At the same time, the foresee a time (45) _____ robots will become our teachers, policemen and
world is becoming more prosperous. The average person is consuming more even soldiers.
food, water, energy and metals. Multiple millions in nations that were once Robots will be better soldiers than humans. They can strictly (46) _____
poor are now moving into the middle class. They are driving cars, acquiring the rules of engagement, codes of conduct, and war protocols (47) ___ better
household appliances, using electronic gadgets and adopting high-protein than more passionate humans, resulting (48) ____ a reduction of war crimes.
diets, similar to Western industrialized nations. The subject of natural Most robots in the future will do jobs which are the sorts of things that
resources has been in the news for years. The media has long reported that people used to do. They will take away a lot of the mundane physical jobs
the world's supply of oil, minerals, fresh water, and lumber are in danger of certainly.
running out. Yet very few people take this seriously. Some (49) _____ predict that it is not just manual jobs that will be
Within the next 50 years, the world's population is projected to rise by replaced. The more advanced the technology becomes, the more it forces us
40%. This growth, coupled with increasing industrialization and urbanization, to (50) _____ on those things that are fundamentally human.
will result in greater demand for water. Water will become much scarcer. The 41. a. pessimistic b. disappointed c. significant d. minor
United Nations figures suggest that there are around 300 potential conflicts 42. a. difficulty b. mistake c. precision d. decision
over water all over the world. According to the World Health Organization 43. a. recovery b. discovery c. illness d. diseases
(WHO), about one-sixth of the world's population lacks access to clean water, 44. a. although b. because c. if d. however
while 40% are without access to proper sanitation services. 45. a. when b. which c. that d. where
36. Which future problems are referred in the text? 46. a. chase b. pursue c. admit d. follow
a. industrialization and transportation b. natural resources and water 47. a. more b. many c. as d. much
c. household appliances and food d. cars and tools 48. a. for b. in c. with d. about
37. The first paragraph means that _______. 49. a. managers b. agriculturalists c. experts d. runners
a. all things that make our lives convenient and comfortable need 50. a. look b. spend c. focus d. achieve
natural resources TEST 2
b. people who live in industrialized countries travel everywhere by car Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently
c. people can enjoy more and more fresh air in the future from the rest.
d. we need more finished products than raw materials 1. a. machine b. change c. children d. lunch
38. According to the second paragraph, _______. 2. a. reply b. safely c. quickly d. yearly
a. population will decrease b. many people will become poorer 3. a. follow b. show c. allow d. slow
c. people use more food and energy d. there will be no poor people 4. a. noisy b. Brazil c. lazy d. pizza
39. Natural resources _______. 5. a. grown b. own c. known d. down
a. will never be used up Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence,
b. have not ever been mentioned by the media substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the. original
c. have been the subject of the media for many years one.
d. are being renovated . 6. He analyzed our country's economic problems profoundly. He must be
40. According to the text, _______. a/an _______.
a. industrialization and urbanization have greater demand for water a. fiction writer b. expert c. messenger d. scientist
b. clean water is always available for everybody all the -time 7. We can take our photographs with a _______.
c. we will find more and more sources of safe water a. labor-saving device b. computer c. camera d. screen
d. everybody on earth :will be supplied enough safe water in the future 8. Economic _______ are very necessary in a certain time to help develop
Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase. a country.
Robots already have a (41) _____ role in medicine. Robots are helping a. reforms b. transformations c. changes d. conversion
doctors achieve more (42) _____ in the operating room, performing safer, 9. _______ refers to books and stories about imaginary people and events,
less invasive techniques. For example, The Da Vinci Surgical System by rather than books about real people or events.
Intuitive Surgical helps simplify complex procedures, and lets surgeons work a. Science b. Fiction c. Reference d. Dictionary
10. He ___ of being a famous journalist, but he is not really keen on learning. 31. Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
a. daydreams b. prepares c. chooses d. needs a. Optimists cannot tell any differences between today life and future life.
11. I did not have enough lexical knowledge to _______ that article from b. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the
Vietnamese into English. future.
a. translate b. convert c. transmit d. reform c. Optimists believe that today's life is not as good as it will be.
12. He fixed his eyes to the computer _______ without paying attention to d. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
what happened around. 32. In spite of his poverty, he led a devoted life to the revolutionary cause.
a. slide b. curtain c. layer d. screen a. He could not devote his life to the revolutionary cause because of his
13. Those books are necessary for your thesis. They are really _______. poverty.
a. inform b. information c. informer d. informative b. If he had not been so poor, he could have devoted his life to the
14. The Japanese are _______ at lowering manufacturing costs. revolutionary cause.
a. expert b. expertise c. expertly d. expertises c. Poor as he was, he leg a devoted life to the revolutionary cause.
15. After a nature disaster, there is always an ____ need for food and water. d. He led a devoted life to the revolutionary cause, but he was so poor.
a. urgent b. urge c. urgently d. urgency 33. They did not let me in because I was not a member of the club.
16. I am still not accustomed _______ the weather in London. Except a. They invited me although I was not a member of the club.
_______ weather, I like everything there. b. They did not allow me to enter because I was not a member of the
a. up / over b. on / with c. to / for d. with / from club.
17. I'll be ready to leave _______ about twenty minutes. Please come and c. They invited me to the clubs as if I had been a member.
pick me to the station. d. They asked me to get out of the club because I was not a member.
a. away / toward b. in / up c. for / on d. at / out 34. Can you account for your strange behavior?
18. Computers have had a great effect _____ our lives since its appearance. a. Does your strange behavior make anybody surprised?
a. on b. at c. for d. to b. Can you please stop behaving strangely?
19. Don't keep shouting _______ me. I hate it. c. Can you give a good explanation for your strange behavior?'
a. in b. for c. with d. at d. Is your strange behavior only for me?
20. What's the matter _______ you? You look pale and tired? 35. Most bosses cannot put up with irresponsibility.
a. on b. with c. for d. upon a. Irresponsibility is what most bosses are trying to find.
21. We are tired _______ doing the same work day after day. b. Most bosses cannot tolerate irresponsibility.
a. of b. up c. for d. over c. Irresponsibility is a must to please most bosses.
22. _______ the plane took off late, we still reached our destination on time. d. Without responsibility, most bosses will not offer you a job.
a. Though b. In spite c. Despite d. As though Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
23. He had a terrible cold _______ he insisted on going swimming. Computer and telecommunications are already giving us access to large
a. despite b. although c. in spite of d. but amounts of information. They are increasing our brain power. As computers
24. _______ I became a millionaire, I would carryon working. become more powerful they will grow more intelligent. There seems no
a. Even though b. Despite of c. In spite d. Although that reason why machines should not become more intelligent than people in the
25. _______, he managed to complete the race. future. Computers will start to design and build other computers. They will
a. In spite he was severely hurt b. Despite he was severely hurt then be able to evolve. There will then be two forms of "life". Many thousands
c. Even though being severely hurt d. Despite being severely hurt of years in the future there might be competition for power between
26. In spite _______, we understood most of what he was saying. computers and life. Which will win?
a. of he was lisping b. his lisp c. of his lisp d. he was lisping Well, computers certainly have many advantages over life. They can
27. Mary is ____ independent woman with ____ wise and ____ enthusiasm. process large amounts of information quickly
a. an / / b. a / the / the c. the / a / an d. / a / the be switched off for years, then start to work perfectly when they are
28. One of _______ students said, "_______ professor is late today." switched back on
a. the / A b. the / The c. / A d. a / be made very small, and control tiny machines
29. Peter, likes to play ______ volleyball, but he is not _______ good player. work together in networks to solve big problems
a. the / b. / a c. the / the d. a / the Furthermore
30. My daughter is learning to play _______ violin at _______ school. Electronics is much simpler than life's chemistry and does not need
a. the / a b. a/ the c. the / d. / the liquid water.
Choose the sentence which has the closest meaning to the original
Unlike animals, which rely on plants to turn sunlight into chemical 43. a. up b. on c. over d. above
energy, semiconductors (the material that" computers are made from) 44. a. and b. but c. or d. nor
can turn sunlight directly into electricity. 45. a. look b. take c. follow d. run
When you compare computers to people the advantages are even more obvious 46. a. human b. feature c. personality d. character
Computers do not have the instincts to fight which people seem to 47. a. old b. elder c. aging d. age
have. 48. a. as to b. as many as c. more d. as
It takes only a few seconds to load a program into a computer but 49. a. contacted b. stuck c. connected d. attached
years to educate a human. 50. a. familiar b. similar c. different d. fond
When computers get out of date their information can be passed to
new computers, but when people get old and die all their knowledge
is lost.
For all these reasons computers are believed to be more successful and
important than life many thousands of years in the future. It will be
computers, not people, to colonize the other planets and explore the Galaxy.
Life will be left behind on Earth, as a treasured relic of where computers
came from. However it is possible that computers and life might merge to
make anew, even more powerful form of intelligent being.
36. In the future, mankind and computers will have a serious war for survival.
a. True b. False c. No information
37. A computer can design and build other ones.
a. True b. False c. No information
38. Computers will have instincts to fight as human beings do.
a. True b. False c. No information
39. If a computer has not been used for a long time, all data will lose.
a. True b. False c. No information
40. Computers will explore the universe.
a. True b. False c. No information
Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase
If you think that life in. 2030 sounds unrealistic, consider this: how many
people in 1985 thought that computers and mobile phones could (41) _____
such a central role in our lives today or that children would be gaming on the
Internet. No one can accurately (42) _____ the future. One thing is certain:
the rapid change that we have seen since the 1980s will not slow down. It will
speed (43) _____ so much that, in some ways, our lives in 2030 will be
unrecognizable today.
It is predicted that one billion people will be 65 (44) _____ older by
2030. Japanese scientists are already developing robots to (45) _____ after
the elderly and robots will be a permanent (46) _____ of everyday life all
across Europe. People in 2030 will routinely reach the (47) _____ of 130.
The weather in 2030 is likely to be extreme, but the solution to the energy
crisis will be to harness natural clean energy sources, such (48) _____ solar,
hydro, wind and geothermal. The internet will have developed into a "super
combined web" which is always on and always (49) ____. It is also explained
that some aspects of daily life in 2030 will seem very (50) _____ to today. We
will still live in houses and apartments, although they will be much more
energy efficient. Children will still go to school, but will be aided by virtual
41. a. enjoy b. play c. take d. do
42. a. diagnose b. prefer c. tell d. predict