Bộ đề ôn thi tuyển sinh khối 9 – Đề 21 – 25

ĐỀ SỐ 21

I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. 

1.    A. shut                             B. put                          C. cut                          D. such

2.    A. the                               B. there                       C. think                       D. this

3.    A. books                           B. clubs                       C. hats                         D. stamps

4.    A. paper                           B. happy                      C. passage                   D. handbag

5.    A. flood                            B. moon                      C. food                        D. soon

II. Choose the best answer from the four options given (A, B,C, or D) to complete each sentence. 

1.   The children felt__________when their mother was coming back home.

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

2.    He laughed__________when he was watching “Tom and Jerry” on TV.

       A. happy                          B. happily                   C. happiness                D. unhappy

3.    If I__________free, I’ll come to see you.

       A. am                               B. was                         C. will be                    D. have been

4.    What would you do if you__________me?

       A. are                               B. have been               C. were                        D. will be

5.  She felt tired. __________, she had to finish her homework.

       A. However                     B. Therefore                C. So                           D. Although

6.   I suggest__________a picnic on the weekend.

       A. to have                        B. having                    C. had                          D. have

7.  You__________better if you took this medicine.

       A. will feel                       B. feel                         C. felt                          D. would feel

8.  Lan and her family had a__________to their home village.

       A. two-days trip               B. day-two trip            C. two-day trip            D. day trips

9.  A country which exports a lot of rice is called a(n)__________country.

       A. rice-export                   B. exporting-rice         C. export-rice              D. rice-exporting

10.  He__________to Ha Noi ten days ago.

       A. has gone                      B. went                        C. was going               D. goes

11.  When my father was young, he__________get up early to do the gardening.

       A. was used to                 B. use to                      C. got used to              D. used to

12.  __________I came to see her yesterday, she was reading a book.

       A. Before                         B. When                      C. While                      D. After

13.  The boy__________eyes are brown is my friend.

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

14.  The teacher told his students__________laughing.

       A. stop                             B. stopping                  C. to stop                     D. stopped

15.  I don’t have a computer. I wish I__________a new one.

       A. have                             B. have had                 C. had                          D. will have

III. Identify the underlined word/ phrase (A or B,C,D) that needs correcting to become an exact one. 

1.  At the moment I am spending my weekend go to camping with my friends. 

                 A                         B                               C         D

2.  My father asked me pay much attention to English.

                           A          B             C                   D                

3.  When she came to my house I  lied in bed listening to music.

         A               B                              C                 D

4.  I think I prefer country life more than city life.

        A                           B                 C            D

5.  Can you tell me what you have done at 8 o’clock last night?

        A               B                           C                   D

IV. Read the following passage, then choose the correct answer to questions.

            Jeans are very popular with (1)______people all over the world. Some people say that jeans are the “uniform” of youth. But they haven’t always been popular. The story of jeans (2)______almost two hundred years ago. People in Genoa, Italy made pants. The cloth made in genoa was (3)______“jeanos”. The pants were called “jeans”. In 1850, a saleman in California began selling pants made of canvas. His name was Levi Strauss. Because they were so strong, “Levi’s pants” became (4)______with gold miners, farmers and cowboys. Six years later Levis began making his pants with blue cotton cloth called denim. Soon after, factory (5)______in the US and Europe began wearing jeans. Young people usually didn’t wear them.

1.    A. rich                              B. old                          C. young                     D. poor

2.    A. start                             B. starts                       C. was starting            D. started

3.    A. call                              B. calls                                    C. calling                    D. called

4.    A. famous                        B. popular                   C. good                       D. wonderful

5.    A. workers                       B. drivers                    C. cowboys                 D. farmers

V. Read the following passage, then choose the correct answer to questions.

            Smoking causes lung cancer, which is the number one cancer among men. Ninety percent of the people who get lung cancer die. Smoking is also the leading cause of mouth cancer, tongue cancer, and throat cancer.Many smokers have heart disease and pneumonia. Smoking causes one million early deaths in the world every year.

            Smokers not only harm themselves but also harm others. Smokers breathe smoke out into the air. They breathe it out on their children and their wives or husbands. Children whose parents smoke have more breathing and lung problems than other children. Women who are married to smokers are more likely to have lung cancer than those married to non-smokers.

            We are all aware that smoking is bad. So why do people smoke?

1. The number one cancer among men is____________.

      A. tongue cancer               B. throat cancer           C. lung cancer             D. mouth cancer

2. The main cause of mouth cancer, tongue cancer and throat cancer is__________.

      A. drinking                        B. overeating              C. breathing                D. smoking

3. Every year, smoking causes about one million____________.

      A. cancer patients             B. killing diseases       C. early deaths            D. injured men

4. The word “it” in the passage refers to____________.

      A. cancer                           B. smoke                     C. air                           D. breath

5. Who are more likely to have lung cancer and lung problems?

      A. People who live in the city                              B. People who live with smokers.

      C. People who live with non-smokers.                 D. People who live in the country.

VI. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one.

1.  It’s 3 years since I last saw Nam.                                     

→   I haven’t_______________________________________________________________________.

2.  “Don’t make so much noise, Peter.” said Carol               

→    Carol told Peter__________________________________________________________________.

3.  Keeping the environment clean is very important.          

→   It’s____________________________________________________________________________.

4.  “You should turn off the lights before going out”. Mrs. Hoa said.

→   Mrs. Hoa suggested_______________________________________________________________.

5.  Why don’t you plant some trees around your house to get more fresh air?

→    How about______________________________________________________________________?

ĐỀ SỐ 22

I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others 

1. A. aviation                          B. language                 C. attraction                D. applicant

2. A. industry                          B. memorize               C. construction            D. satisfy

3. A. crooked                          B. wretched                 C. naked                      D. washed 

4. A. pardon                            B. hard                        C. parent                     D. park

5. A. blood                              B. mood                      C. moon                      D. soon

II. Choose the best answer from the four options given (A, B,C, or D) to complete each sentence 

1. It’s wonderful here tonight! It’s ______________ I have ever enjoyed a garden party.

A. a long time           B. the first time           C. time                        D. several times

2. I don’t know French, so I cannot read letters ______________ French.

A. of                            B. in                            C. by                           D. about

3. It’s kind ______________ you to help me get ______________ the problem.

A. for/ up                    B. to/ over                   C. of/ over                   D. with/ along

4. He’s always busy. He has ______________ time to enjoy himself.

A. a lot of                    B. a little                     C. little                        D. much

5. I’ll never forget ______________ he has told me.

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

6. When the headmaster ______ the room, all the pupils stood up.

    A. came B. arrived                       C. appearedD. entered

7. The government should do something to help…………………….

    A. the poor                              B. the poors                  C. the poor ones            D. poor         

8. – Peter: Is our breakfast OK?  – Mary: Yeah, mom is ______ it ready.

    A. doingB. gettingC. cookingD. All are correct

9. All the boys are good at cooking, but ______ is as good as the girls.

    A. eitherB. neitherC. everyD. none

10. I couldn’t ______her, she is one of the fastest runners in my school.

    A. come up withB. catch up withC. put up withD. get away

11. As soon as he opened the door, he found someone had __________his house.

A. broken down          B. broken into             C. broken out              D. broken up

12. ___________ the weather forecast, it will rain heavily later this morning.

A. On account of        B. According to            C. Because of                        D. Due to

III. Each sentence below has a mistake, underline and correct it                                        Correction

1. It was wrong with you to allow a 4 year – old child to walk home alone. 2. Our cars pump out thousands of tonnes of poison fumes every year. 3. Air polluted has risen above an acceptable level. 4. He has decided going to work in a school in a quite remote area. 5. In the future we don’t need to learn different languages to communicate if we use telepathy.……………………………….. ……………………………….. ……………………………….. ……………………………….. ……………………………….. ……………………………….

 IV. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer

             Tsunamis, whose name derives from the Japanese expression for ‘high wave in a harbor’, are giant sea waves. These waves are quite different from storm surges. They are also referred to by the general public as tidal waves although they have nothing to do with tides. Scientists often refer to them as seismic sea waves, which is far more appropriate because they are often the result of undersea seismic activity.

            Tsunamis can be caused when the sea floor suddenly moves, during an underwater earthquake or volcano, and the water above the moving earth is suddenly displaced. This sudden shift of water sets off a series of waves. These waves can travel great distances, at speeds close to 700 kilometers per hour. In the open ocean, tsunami waves are not very high, often no more than one or two meters. It is when they hit the shallow waters near the coast that they increase in height, possibly up to 40 meters.

1. The passage mainly discusses _________A. tidal waves  B. tides            C. tsunamis   D. storm surges

2. All of the following is true about tidal waves EXCEPT __________.

A. they are as another name for tsunamis      B. they are caused by sudden changes in high and low tides

C. this term is not used by the scientists               D. the name refers to the same phenomenon as seismic sea waves

3. The word ‘them’ in the passage refers to _______A. tidal waves B. Tsunamis    C. storm surges           D. sea waves

4. The word ‘displaced’ in the passage is closest in meaning to ____A. located      B. not pleased C. filtered D. moved

5. It can be understood from the passage that tsunamis __________.

A. cause severe damage in the middle of the ocean               B. generally reach heights greater than 40 meters

C. are far more dangerous on the coast than in the open ocean       D. are often identified by ships on the ocean

V. Complete the passage below. Use the word cues.

            favorite                       fun                              to play                         game               other         so    

            Hobbies are activities for entertainment. Hobby can cost you almost nothing. Music is the most popular. For example, many people play the guitar for (1)                in their free time. Sports provide other (2)                hobbies. Cycling, running, tennis, table-tennis are the sports that millions of people play during their free time. Some people’s coin collections are wonderful. There are still hundreds of (3)       collections, such as bottle collections, seashell collections, butterfly collections, and so on. For some people, a hobby is a favorite (4)                       , like chess. In chess, we need two or more people (5)                     

VI. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one.

1. Our summer vacation lasts three months

-> We have a…………………………………………………………….……………   

2. Your dress is different from mine

-> My dress isn’t …………………………………………………………

3. “Do you go to school this Sunday, Jane?” my friend asked.

-> My friend asked ……………………………………………………………………………………………

4. He has played tennis for 10 years 

He started ………………………………….…………………………………….……

5. Although Peter is poor, he always believes his better life in the future

In spite of ………………………………………………………

6. You can improve your English by practicing speaking every day.

-> If…………………………………………………………………………………

7. Someone was carrying the bomb to a safe place

-> The bomb…………………………………………………………………………

8. One runner was too exhausted to complete the last lap of the race

-> One runner was so…………………………………………………………………………………..

ĐỀ SỐ 23

I. Circle the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the that of the others.

1. A. television            B. elephant                  C. section                    D. Swedish

2. A. threaten              B. seat                         C. thread                     D. bread

3. A. naked                  B. crooked                  C. wicked                    D. packed

4. A. relationship        B. recommend            C.  resident                  D. revolution

5. A. change                B. children                  C. machine                  D. church

I. Circle the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following sentences

1. It’s recommended that we become more concerned _________ the environment around us.

A. of                            B. to                            C. with                        D. about

2. I hear someone _________ from the distance. Do you hear anything?

  A. thinking                B. interesting              C. boring                     D. crying

3. Don’t drink that water. It’s __________.

A. damaged                 B. dumped                  C. contaminated                       D. unpolluted

4. If you __________ the president, what would you do to help the environment?

A. are                          B. had been                 C. were                                    D. will be

5. On Christmas Eve, most big cities, especially London are _________ with colored lights across the streets and enormous Christmas trees.

A. decorated                B. hang                        C. put                          D. made

6. The man and his pets _________ are playing in the garden look so happy.

A. Who                       B. which                      C. that                         D. A and C

7. I believe that our new manager has the _________ to work well in this business environment.

A. inflexible                B. flexibly                   C. flexibility                D. flexible

8. Mai: “Shall I get a taxi for you?”  –  Lan: “_________”.                                          

      A. Yes, I’d love to            B. Let’s do                  C. Oh, that would be nice.       D. Yes, why not?

9. He said he was afraid this article was _________ date.

A. over                                    B. on                           C. behind                    D. out of

10. The letter must have been written _________ different languages.

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

III. Identify the underlined word/ phrase (A or B,C,D) that needs correcting and then correct it

1. It took me so many time to learn that lesson three months ago.                …………………………….

         A                B             C                                                D

2. English is speak all over the world……                                                     ………………………..…

                 A    B            C    D

3. She asked me where my home village is and if I could speak English          …………………….…

   A                             B                           C          D

                  4. Because the weather was very bad, so we had to cancel our trip to Dong Loc…………………….…

                                                           A            B   C                D

                  5.  It is impossible for me to working in all this noise.                                         …………………………

         A                       B              C                    D

IV. Read the following passage and then choose the most suitable word for each space.

             The wind controls our planet,s weather and climate, but now how much do we understand about this complex (1)_______ , which can kill and spread fear? On the night of 15 October 1987, the south of England was (2) _______ by the strongest winds it had known for over two hundred years.  (3) _______ of over 130km/h blew through the region. Nineteen people were killed, $1,5 billion-worth of (4) _______ was caused and 19 million trees were (5) _______ in just a few hours.

             Although people thought of this as a hurricane, the winds of 1987 were only (6) _______ storm force. They are far better known than the much more serious storms of 25 January 1990, (7) _______ most of Britain was hit by daytime winds of up 173 km/h. On this (8) _______, 47 people were killed, even though, (9) _______ in 1987, the weather forecasters issued accurate (10) _______.

1.          A. air                         B. climate                    C. weather                   D. force          

2.          A. occurred                B. caused                     C. struck                      D. destroyed

3.          A. Gusts                     B. Blows                      C. Hits                         D. Clouds

4.          A. hurt                       B. damage                   C. injury                      D. destruction

5.          A. let down                B. cut down                 C. blown down            D. fallen down

6.          A. serve                     B. serious                    C. powerful                 D. dangerous

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

8.          A. occasion                B. incident                   C. accident                  D. event

9.          A. like                        B. as                            C. likely                       D. unlike

10.        A. warnings               B. treats                       C. news                        D. signs

V. Read the passage and choose the best answer to complete it

when             ago                 has          move     done

I come from Switzerland. I came to London sis months (1) ________ to learn English. I haven’t met many English people yet, only my teachers. I started learning English at school in Switzerland (2) __________ I was eleven, so I have learn it for nearly ten years. At first in London, I couldn’t understand anything, but now my English (3) ____ __improved. I have just taken an exam. If I pass, I would (4)__________ into the next class. I’m excited today because my parents will come tomorrow to stay with me for a few days and I haven’t seen_ them for a long time. They have never been to England and they can’t speak English.

VI. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one

1. “Would you like to have a chocolate egg?” Mary said to Mai.

-> Mary invited Mai________________________________________________________

2. You must write these music lessons in ink.

-> These music________________________________________________________

3. It isn’t necessary to finish the work today.

->You don’t________________________________________________________

4. I was too short to play basketball.

 I was so _____________________________________________

5. She dreams to spend her vacation in Ha Long Bay.

-> She wishes________________________________________________________

6. Scientists have discovered that there is water on Mars

→ It has been_______________________________________________________

ĐỀ SỐ 24

I. Write the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose

1.  A. adult                  B. construct                 C. unique                 D. luck

2. A. layer                    B. artisan                      C. frame                 D. place

3. A. divide                 B. edit                          C. hiker                   D. tropical

4.A. looks                   B. fees                         C. trips                      D. rests

5. A. hour                    B. horrible                   C. hear                    D. home

II. Choose the most suitable word or group words by circling the letter A, B, C or D

6. I’m looking ……………….to ……………….from you.

A. at –  hear          B. forward –  hear       C. forward – hearing    D. forwarding – hearing

7. Vietnamese people are very ………………. and hospitable.

A. reserved                              B. friendly                       C. quiet                     D. noisy

8. We can learn how ……………….Banh Chung at Tet.

A. to make                              B. make                                   C. making    D. made

9. Please turn _______ the light when you leave the room.

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

10. The children in my home village used to go ………………., even in winter. Now they all have shoes.

A. bare-footed                                    B. playing around                   C. on foot

11. He ……………….his homework before his mother asked his to do so.

A. did                                      B. has done                             C. had done    D. done

12.  Nam didn’t know……………….to find more information about the course.

A. where                                 B. why                                    C. what         D. How     

13. I couldn’t sleep last night……………….the bar nearby played music so loudly.

A. because                               B. so that                                C. while        D. However    

14. My dad enjoys ___________ sports very much.

A. watch                         B. to watch        C. watching                     D. to watching

15. She asked me if I ___________ music.

A. like                             B. will like        C. liked                           D. can like

16. The new camera didn’t work, ___________ I took it back to the shop.

A. so                              B. if        C. such                           D. and

III. Choose the one underlined word/ phrase which is grammatically incorrect.

17. We wish we can consult an expert on how to solve this problem.      

                           A                B                               C               D

18. He told us to not take reference books out of the library.

      A                  B                 C                         D

19.  He works much more hard for his exams than he does for his normal school work.
                 A                   B                                               C                 D

20. If we work hard, we would pass the exam

      A                  B              C                  D

IV. Choose the correct word A, B, C or D for each gap to complete the following passage.

New Orleans is a city in the southern part of the US. It is (26)______ for its old-fashioned streets and buildings and jazz music. It used to (27)____ millions of tourists every year. But all of this have changed in August of 2005. A nasty hurricane named Katrina hit the southern part of the US. New Orleans suffered the most damage (28)____ the storm. New Orleans is a city but built (29)______ sea level, so it has levees-walls built to keep sea flowing into land. However, Katrina destroyed these levees and the city eventually is flooded.  More than 100 people were dead and the city was totally destroyed. Houses were gone, building were ruined, and cars were damaged. Experts (30)_____ that it will cost more than  26 billion dollars to rebuild the city.

21. A. good                         B. famous      C. lovely            D. beautiful

22. A. absorb                      B. keep           C. attract            D. call

23. A. with                          B. at               C. of                   D. from

24. A. below                       B. under         C. on                   D. at

25. A. says                          B. sayed          C. say                  D. said

V. Read the text and choose the best answer (A, B, C or D).

Being over-shadowed by Ha Long Bay to the North, Cat Ba Island is often left out of the itineraries of the majority of travelers coming to Viet Nam. Nevertheless, Cat Ba Island is one of the most underrated destinations in Viet Nam. The park possesses seven different ecosystems, both underwater and inland. It is home to thirty-two types of mammals, along with seventy bird species, and more than a thousand species of plants, hundreds of which can be used as medicines.

There are several different hiking and trekking routes through rugged and forested mountain within Cat Ba National Park. These routes are also divided by different levels of difficulty, so travelers don’t have to be worried if their fitness is not very good. In addition, travelers can take a side visit to explore the exquisite Trung Trang Cave, or discover the traditional village of Viet Hai.

26. Many travelers choose not to visit Cat Ba Island because _________.

A. they think Ha Long Bay is much better.            B. it is not a good destination for tourism.

C. there is too much rain there.                              D. it is too far from Ha Long Bay.

27.Cat Ba Island is suitable for _________.

A. scientific research and exploration      B. ecotourism and adventure activities in Northern Viet Nam.

C. experiencing urban life                        D. many indoor activities

28.Which of the following is NOT true about Cat Ba National Park according to the passage?

A. Hiking and trekking in Cat Ba National Park requires a high level of fitness.

B. It is one of the most diverse national parks in Viet Nam.

C. There are seven different ecosystems in Cat Ba National Park.

D. It was established in 1986.

29. The word “rugged” in passage is closest in meaning to _________.

A. even                          B. smooth      C. smoothie                    D. uneven

30. The word “exquisite” in the passage is closest in meaning to _________.

A. quiet                           B. ugly      C. plain              D. beautiful

VI. Rewrite these sentences, beginning with the suggested words or phrases:

31. “Where do you go every morning?” She asked me

=> She asked me ……………………………………………………

32. What a pity! We can’t live together forever 

=> I wish …………………………………………

33. People think that students should wear uniforms when they are at school.

 => It is …………………………………………………………………

34. Hoa started learning English in 2014  

 => Hoa has …………………………….………………………………………

35. Work hard, or we will fail the exam.        

=> If……………………………………………………………………………

36. Nobody in my class is as beautiful as Lan

.=> Lan is………………………………………………..

VII. Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the phrasal verb in brackets

37. I don’t remember exactly when my parents started this workshop. (set up)

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

38. We have to try harder so that our handicrafts can stay equal with theirs. (keep up with) ……………………………………………………………………….…………….

Part VIII. Write complete sentences using the suggested words.

39. I/wish/mother/stay/home/me/tomorrow.

…………………………………………………………………………………..

40. He asked / if / I / be / free / that night.

…………………………………………………………………………………..

ĐỀ SỐ 25

I. Choose the word whose underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

1.  A. stream                        B. leather                         C. cream                         D. dream

2.  A. ancient                        B. speciality                     C. official                        D. process

3.  A. generous                     B. energy                         C. category                     D. suggest

4.  A. claimed                      B. warned                        C. occurred                     D. existed

5.  A. chemistry                   B. change                         C. choose                        D. cheese

II. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to complete each sentence.

6. It’s an important part of your cultural identity to keep your _______ in speaking English.

     A. vocabulary            B. language                 C. accent                             D. skill

7. Much _______ comes through body language and gesture.

     A. talk                        B. exchange                C. speech                             D. communication

8. Try to _______ the meaning of words rather than going straight for your dictionary.

     A. judge                     B. guess                      C. decide                              D. except

9. Reading is the best way to _______ your vocabulary in any language.

     A. improve                B. increase                   C. raise                                D. put up

10. He is not exactly rich but he certainly earns enough to _______.

     A. get through           B. get by                      C. get on                              D. get up

11. You really saw a UFO, Mr Brown, …………………………………?

     A. weren’t you          B. aren’t you                C. didn’t you                         D. don’t you

12. If I didn’t have exams next week, I _______ camping with you this weekend.

     A. will go                  B. will have gone        C. would have gone             D. would go

13. Should she _______ free time, she will hang out with her friends.

     A. have                      B. to have                    C. has                                  D. had

14. India is the country _______ he spent the early years of his life.

     A. at which               B. on which                  C. that                                 D. where

15. “It’s nearly Tet holiday already.”      – “__________”

     A. How time flies!       B. Thanks a million       C. Don’t make me laugh!       D. No such luck!

III. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to show the underlined part that needs correction.

16. You’re a great dancer. I wish I could do as good as you do.

    A                                  B         C                D

17. There are also many single mothers and single fathers which are raising children by themselves.

                 A             B                                                             C                                              D     

18. Julie failed her driving test because she hasn’t practised enough.
                  A                 B              C                       D

19. I don’t mind a little inconvenient but this is impossible.

          A                            B           C                   D

20. The doctor called this morning while you slept.

                      A               B            C             D

IV. Read the passage and choose a suitable word in the box to fill in each blank.

pyramidsvisitedpopulationcapital
increasingsightseeingtemperaturealthough

          An (21) …………………… number of people are now going on holiday to Egypt. Last year, for example, about one and a half million tourists (22) ………………. Egypt. The (23) ………………. of Egypt is about fifty million and the (24) ……………… is El Qahira (Caro). A busy city of just under nine milion people. (25) ……………… the climate is hot and dry and most of the country is desert, the average (26) ……………….. from October to March is not to high. The most famous sights are the (27) ……………….. at Giza. However., it is also pleasant to visit Alexandria, Port Said and several other places and do as much (28) …………….. as possible in the time available. A trip to Luxor is an unforgettable experience, and there are frequent flights there from Cairo.

V. Read the passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D for each of the following questions.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH IN TODAY’S WORLD

            English was originally the language of England, and soon it has become the primary or secondary language of many former British colonies such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and India. Nowadays, it is the most international language in the world. There are several factors that make the English language essential to communication in our current time.

                        First of all, it is the most common foreign language. This means that two people who come from different countries (for example, a Mexican and a Swede) usually use English as a common language to communicate. English is also essential to the field of education. In many countries, children are taught and encouraged to learn English as a second language. At the university level, students in many countries study almost all their subjects in English in order to make the material more accessible to international students. On the Internet, the majority of websites are written and created in English. Even sites in other languages often give you the option to translate the site. It is the primary language of the press: more newspapers and books are written in English than in any other language, and no matter where in the world you are, you will find some of these books and newspapers available.

            Although many people think that it is very difficult and confusing, English is actually the easiest language of the world to learn because there are so many resources available. As soon as you decide you want to learn, there are thousands of resources on the Internet and in bookstores. With good understanding and communication in English, you can travel around the globe. Because it is the international language for foreigners, it is easy to get assistance and help in every part of the world. You can test it by online travel. Any travel booking site you can find will have English as a booking option.

29. When two people having different mother tongues meet each other, they will use _______.

A. their own mother tongues to communicate      B. English as a means of communication

C. the third language to communicate                  D. a second language as a means of communication

30. The study material at universities is often written in English so that      _______.

A. all international students can follow it             B. scientists can understand it easily

C. it is the dominant language in England            D. all children from many countries understand English

31. All of the following about the role of English on the Internet are true EXCEPT that _______.

A. most websites are written in English               B. most programmers created websites in English

C. websites offer you the option in other languages        D. most websites have English version

32. English is believed by many to be the easiest language of the world to learn because _______.

A. you can decide you want to learn English         B. there are thousands of bookstores available

C. it is not very difficult and confusing                 D. it is easy to find resources to learn English

33. We can infer from the passage that          _______.

A. English makes you travel around the globe      B. you can use English to travel online

C. international tourists must know English  D. it is easy to get help to learn English all over the world

VI. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first.

34. English is not very difficult to learn.

It ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

35. Don’t leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.

If …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

36. People say that he is a famous singer.

He is ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

37. The policeman does not run so fast as the thief.

The thief ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

38. I haven’t seen this man here before.        

This is ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..       

VII. Write complete sentences, using the words/ phrases given.

39. It / necessary / students / know / foreign languages / nowadays.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..       

40. I / used / fly / kite / when / I / small / boy.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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