TIẾNG ANH 12 – GLOBAL SUCCESS: KIỂM TRA HỌC KÌ 1

TRIAL TEST 1 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2021 – 2022)

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the others in pronunciation in the following questions.

Question 1: A. decent B. effect C. national D. October

Question 2: A. explored B. entered C. remained D. balanced

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in the following questions.

Question 3: A. influence B. sacrifice C. entertain D. ancestor

Question 4: A. believe B. attempt C. Chinese D. problem

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 5: When they studied in the same primary school, they have known each other.

A B C D

Question 6: Pointing in someone is considered impolite but it is acceptable when a teacher wants to get someone’s attention in class.

A B C D

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 7: In England, primary education is provided by state schools run by the government and by________fee- paying schools.

A. independent B. depended C. independently D. independence

Question 8: I _____ a film with him if I ____ a famous director, but I was not.

A. would make/ were B. made/ would be C. would have made/ had beenD. would make/ had been

Question 9: The boy ____ his hands to his mother, who was standing at the school gate, to attract her attention.

A. waved B. held C. joined D. gave

Question 10: To show the differences, a survey was __________ among American, Cinese and Indian students.

A. determined B. conducted C. suggested D. responsed

Question 11: Whenever problems ______, we discuss them frankly and find solutions quickly.

A. come up B. put up C. arrive in D. break off

Question 12: They _______ the rise in oil prices for the big increase in inflation.

A. challenged B. accused C. blamed D. thanked

Question 13: If more chemicals are released into the water, plants, and animals _____

A. will be killed B. will kill C. would be died D. would die

Question 14: The cowboy _________by an arrow fell off his horse.

A. who wounded B. wounded C. whom he wounded D. being wounded

Question 15: I knew I __________well in my exams even before I ___________the official results.

A. have done/received B. had done/received C. did/had received D. was doing/received

Question 16: The mother asked her son _______.

A. where he had been B. where has he been C. where had he been D. where he has been

Question 17: On Sunday, ______ was my birthday, we went out for a meal.

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

Question 18: Last night a tornado swept through Rockville. It _____everything in its path

A. was destroying B. destroyed C. has destroyed D. had destroyed

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

Question 19: Two friends Mai and Nam are talking about Nam’s new cell phone.

– Mai: “Wow, I’ve never seen such a nice cell phone, Nam.” – Nam: “______”

A. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. B. I agree with you. C. You’re welcome. D. Oh, I don’t know.

Question 20: Daisy invites Jack some drink. – Daisy: “Would you like tea or coffee?” – Jack: “______.”

A. Certainly, I would B. Yes, I’d love to C. No, I wouldn’t D. I don’t mindt.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.

Question 21: The girl is my manager. You invited her to your party yesterday.

A. The girl invited to your party yesterday is my manager.

B. The girl is my manager who invited you to your party yesterday t

C. The girl you invited her to your party yesterday is my manager.

D. The girl to whom you invited your party yesterday is my manager.

Question 22:John drank a lot last night. That’s why he is tired now.

A. John wouldn’t be tired now if he hadn’t drunk a lot last night. B. If John drank a lot last night, he would be tired now.

C. If John hadn’t drunk a lot last night, he would have been tired now. D. John drank a lot last night because he is tired now.

Question 23. He had just finished eating his breakfast. Then he fell down.

A. Hardly did he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

B. Hardly he had finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

C. Hardly have he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

D. Hardly had he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 24: " You should stay in the shade and wear a hat, Mrs Bent," said the doctor.

A. The doctor allowed Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

B. The doctor advised Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

C. The doctor warned Mrs. Bent against staying in the shade and wearing a hat

D. The doctor reminded Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

Question 25: I’ve never eaten this kind of food before.

A. It’s the tastiest food I’ve ever eaten B. It’s the first time I’ve eaten this kind of food

C. I’ve never eaten such a good food before D. The food is so good that I’ve never eaten before

Question 26: They are not allowed to go out in the evening by their parents.

A. Their parents want them to go out in the evening. B. Their parents never let them go out in the evening.

C. Going out in the evening is permitted by their parents. D. Although their parents do not allow, they still go out in the evening

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 27: Meal time is a great time for family members to talk about what is going on in their lives.

A. boring B. sadness C. interesting D. quickly

Question 28: Young people have objected to contractual marriage, which is decided by the parents of the couples.

A. disagreed B. shared C. arranged D. sacrificed

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 29: It was amazing, but a little scary, to be in a place where it seemed like I never saw the same person twice.

A. astonishing B. expecting C. surprising D. exciting

Question 30: In colonial times in early America, a popular type of social gathering was the quilting bee.

A. political B. communal C. individual D. fastidious

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Traditional British food has often been criticized for being a little boring and not very tasty. It is true that traditional British food has often been made from simple ingredients, (31)_________when cooked well, a traditional British meal can be very delicious indeed. One meal that is made from simple ingredients, but can be very delicious is the Sunday roast. The Sunday roast is a British main (32)__________ that used to be served on Sundays

Although it was a meal (33)_________ served on Sundays, it is now eaten on any day of the week. It usually consists (34)______ roasted meat (usually beef) and potatoes. It is usually served with vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Although Yorkshire pudding might sound like a dessert, it is not. It is made from mixing eggs, flour, and milk to make a batter. This is then cooked until it is crispy. Gravy is a kind of sauce made from the fat and juices that come out of the meat when it is cooked. When cooked properly, these simple ingredients come together to (35)_______ a truly delicious traditional British meal.

Question 31: A. but B. and C. so D. because

Question 32: A. menu B. meal C. food D. dish

Question 33: A. tradition B. traditional C. traditionally D. traditions

Question 34: A. in B. on C. with D. of

Question 35: A. make B. do C. produce D. manufacture

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.

Although speech is generally accepted as the most advanced form of communication, there are many ways of communicating without using words. In every known culture, signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are commonly utilized as instruments of communication. There is a great deal of agreement among communication scientists as to what each of these methods is and how each differs from the others. For instance, the basic function of any signal is to impinge upon the environment in such a way that it attracts attention, as, for example, the dots and dashes that can be applied in a telegraph circuit. Coded to refer to speech, the potential for communication through these dots and dashes -short and long intervals as the circuit is broken – is very great. Less adaptable to the codification of words, signs also contain agreed upon meaning; that is, they convey information in and of themselves. Two examples are the hexagonal red sign that conveys the meaning of stop, and the red and white swirled pole outside a shop that communicates the meaning of barber.

Symbols are more difficult to describe than either signals or signs because of their intricate relationship with the receiver’s culture perceptions. In some cultures, applauding in a theater provides performers with an auditory symbol of approval. In other cultures, if done in unison, applauding can be a symbol of the audience’s discontent with the performance. Gestures such as weaving and handshaking also communicate certain culture messages. Although signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are very useful, they also have a major disadvantage in communication. They usually do not allow ideas to be shared without the sender being directly adjacent to the receiver. Without an exchange of ideas, interaction comes to a halt. As a result, means of communication intended to be used across long distances and extended periods must be based upon speech. To radio, television, and the telephone, one must add fax, paging systems, electronic mail, and the internet, and no one doubts but that there are more means of communication on the horizon.

Question 36: Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?

A. Signs and Signals     C. Communication B. Gestures                          D. Speech

Question 37: What does the author say about speech?

A. It is the only true form of communication B. It is dependent upon the advances made by inventors
C. It is necessary for communication to occur D. It is the most advanced form of communication

Question 38: The word “it” in paragraph 1 refers to

A. function         B. signal           C. environment D. way

Question 39: It can be concluded from this passage that ___

A. signals, signs, symbols, and guestures are forms of communication. B. symbols are very easy to define and interpret.

C. only some cultures have signals, signs, and symbols D. waving and handshaking are not related to culture.

Question 40: The following are mentioned as means of communication for long distances EXCEPT

A. signals B. telephone C. internet D. email

 

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TRIAL TEST 2 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2020 – 2021)

I. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.

Body language is (1)_______ to communication and relationships. It is relevant to management and leadership in business and also in places (2)_______ it can be observed by many people. It can also be relevant to some outside of the workplace. It is (3) __________ helpful in dating, mating, in family settings, and parenting. (4) ________ body language is non-verbal or non-spoken, it can reveal much about your feelings and meaning to others and how others reveal their feelings toward you. Body language signals happen (5)_______ both a conscious and unconscious level.

01. A. significantly B. significance C. significant D. significate

02. A. what B. where C. when D. why

03. A. barely B. commonly C. rarely D. hardly

04. A. Because B. Despite C. Although D. Due to

05. A. to B. on C. for D. in

II. Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

My aunt is one of those people who can talk to anyone about anything. If she goes to a party where she doesn’t know any of the people, she just walks up to the first person that she sees and introduces herself. And yet she doesn’t seem to talk about deeply important things like politics or religion. She always starts off with something very obvious like the other person’s job. Very soon she’s talking as if she’s known the other person for years. I asked her once what her secret was. She said that the most important thing in a conversation was listening. People love to talk about themselves, so if you allow them to do so, it’s very easy to keep a conversation going. You have to listen very carefully and ask questions. And you have to look interested, too. So don’t keep looking at other things in the room while you’re talking to someone.

Another thing that I’ve noticed is that she only pays people compliments. She says: ‘I like your hair. Which hairdresser do you go to?’ or ‘You look very well. Have you. been on holiday?’ Friendly messages like this seem to provide an easy way into a conversation.

06. According to my aunt, the most important thing in a conversation was _____ .

A. speaking B. discussing C. looking D. listening

07. At parties where she does not know anybody, my aunt· normally ______

A. feels embarrassed and stays away from people B. asks people to introduces themselves to her

C. comes over to the first person and introduces herself D. sits alone and avoids talking to other people

08. My aunt thinks that it’s very easy to keep a conversation going if you ______

A. let people talk about themselves B. let people hear about yourself

C. talk about politics or religion D. ask people about their secrets

09. What should you NOT do when you have a conversation with someone?

A. Looking very interested in his or her story B. Looking at other things in the room

C. Listening very carefully and asking questions D. Paying him or her compliments

10. In this passage, the word allow means _________.

A. prevent B. offer C. ask D. permit

Identify one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.

12. When Helen was a child, she has worked in a factory for more than three years.

A B C D

13. After Mrs. Wang had returned to her house from work, she was cooking dinner.

A B C D

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.

14. A. attitude B. counterpart C. adventure D. mature

15. A. sacrificed B. trusted C. recorded D. acted

Choose the best answer.

16. I come _______ a family of four people: my parents, my younger sister and me.

A. with B. at C. from D. in

17. The original castle is thought _______ sometime in the 12th century.

A. to build B. to be built C. to have built D. to have been built

18. These quick and easy _______ can be effective in the short term, but they have a cost.

A. solve B. solvable C. solutions D. solvably

19. In a modern family, the husband is expected to join hands with his wife to____the household chores.

A. do B. make C. take D. run

20. In the 19th century, it _____ two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon.

A. took B. had taken C. have taken D. was taking

21. She asked me __________ my holidays ________.

A. where I spent/ the previous year B. where I had spent/ the previous ye

C. where I spent/ last year D. where I did spend/ last year

22. You are not _______ to say anything unless you wish to do so.

A. obliged B. willing C. equal D. attracted

23. They started, as _______ gatherings but they have become increasingly formalized in the last few years.

A. informal B. informally C. informalize D. informality

24. The lecturer explained the problem very clearly and is always _______ in response to questions.

A. attention B. attentively C. attentive D. attentiveness

25. A recent survey has shown that supporters of equal partnership in marriage are still in the ______.

A. crowd B. majority C. particular D. obligation

26. I wouldn’t get wet if I ______ an umbrella with me.

A. had brought B. brought C. have brought D. is bring

27. Do you know the boy…………….the picture of drug preventation?

A. whom finishes B. finished C. finishing D. to finish

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

28. Tom: “ Let’s go to the movies now.” Peter: “oh! _____”.

A. I don’t B. I need it C. why’s that? D. Good idea !

29. What an attractive hair style you have got, Mary! – _______

A. Thank you very much. I am afraid B. You are telling a lie

C. Thank you for your compliment D. I don’t like your sayings

Choose the word whose main stress is pronounced differently from that the others.

30. A. attract B. maintain C. verbal D. reject

31. A. vacancy B. obedient C. mischievous D. sacrifice

Choose the the word(s) that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

32. As all of us cannot be available today, let’s put off the discussion till later.

A. present for the event B. scheduled for the event C. arranged for the event D. appointed for the event

33. The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important of traditional Vietnamese occasions.

A. combining B. ceremony C. huge D. essential

Choose the the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

34. I did listen to the teachers certainly when I got to the level where I was doing the subjects that I enjoyed.

A. unsurely B. exactly C. courtesy D. hardily

35. We really appreciate your help, without which we couldn’t have got our task done in time.

A. feel thankful for B. depreciate C. get low on D. are proud of

Choose the word that best that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

36. I have never tasted this kind of food before.

A. I have tasted this kind of food. B. I tasted this kind of food long time ago.

C. It is the first time I tasted this kind of food. D. It is the first time I have ever tasted this kind of food.

37. ”Where did you go last night”? she said to her boyfriend.

A. She asked her boyfriend where he went the night before.

B. She asked her boyfriend where did he go last night.

C. She asked her boyfriend where he had gone the night before.

D. She asked her boyfriend where had he gone the night before.

38. My father hasn’t smoke for three years.

A. My father started smoking three years ago. B. My father quit smoking for three years.

C. My father won’t continue smoking in three year’ time. D. My father stopped smoking three years ago.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions

39. Some weapons belong to IRA. They were found at a flat in Bristol

A. Some weapons found at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

B. Some weapons find at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

C. Some weapons finding at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

D. Some weapons to find at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

40. The guests had an accident. They arrived very late.

A. If the guests didn’t have an accident, they wouldn’t arrive so late.

B. Unless the guests had not had an accident, they wouldn’t have arrived so late.

C. The guests wouldn’t have arrived early if they had not had an accident.

D. Had the guests not had an accident, they would have arrived early.

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TRIAL TEST 3 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2020 – 2021)

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others

1: A. wants B. sends C. books D. stops

2: A. category B. contractual C. maintain D. interview

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that is stressed differently from the others.

3: A. commitment B. attraction C. maximum D. disappoint

4: A. domestic B. attitude C. determine D. develop

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction

5: Most of the jobs in the manufacturing factories will take over by robots.

6: In Vietnam, schooling is compulsory for all children from the age of three to five.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

7. I haven’t met him since we _______ school ten years ago.

A. have left B. had left C. leave D. left

8. The doctor advised his patient _______ up late.

A. not stay B. not to stay C. not staying D. did not stay

9. If I had enough time , I _______ to visit you.

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

10. She had revised the lesson carefully, so she did the test with_____.

A. confide B. confiding C. confident D. confidence

11. According to the boss, Hung is the most _____ for the possition of executive secretary.

A. suitable B. supportive C. caring D. comfortable

12. Students usually _____ their GCSE exam at the age of sixteen.

A. pass B. take C. make D. sit

13: Many high school students in Vietnam have to work very hard to _____ at a university.

A. get a cold B. Lose touch with C. win a place D. keep pace with

14: There are two _____ school systems in England; i.e., state school system and public school one.

A. parallel B. paragraph C. paradise D. pyramid

15: The rules of the game ______ to provide a more exciting finish for the TV audience.

A. is changed B. were changed C. have changed D. changed

16 In the last hundred years, travelling _____ much easier and more comfortable.

A. becomes B. became C. will become D. has become

17. One candidate in particular impressed us ______ her knowledge.

A. with B. of C. for D. on

18. The department needs three more computers in order to work most ______.

A. effective B. effectively C. effectiveness D. effect

Choose the the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

19. Reading the story of the bride having her dress torn off in the lift reminded me of my friend’s wedding.

A. groom B. celibate C. parents D. groomsman

20. We were deeply disappointed about the result.

A. hopeful B. nervous C. unsatisfied D. happy

Choose the the word(s) that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

21: Whenever problems come up, we discuss them frankly and find sollutions quickly.

A. encounter B. happen C. arrive D. clean

22: This is the instance where big, obvious non-verbal signals are appropriate.

A. situation B. matter C. attention D. place

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges

23. Tom: “ Mothers should be greatly encouraged to work outside the home”

Jerry: “__________ They can widen their knowledge through working”

A. Are you sure?.. B.That’s great.. C.I am afraid not. D.I couldn’t agree.

24. Ken apologised for spilling some wine. – Ken: “I’m really sorry.” – You: “______. Don’t worry.”

A. No, thanks B. That’s all right C. Yes, you’re right D. With pleasure

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

25: The last time I went to the museum was a year ago.

A. I have not been to the museum for a year B. A year ago, I often went to the museum

C. My going to the museum lasted a year. D. At last I went to the museum after a year.

26: “You should stay in the shade and wear a hat, Mrs Bent," said the doctor.

A. The doctor allowed Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

B. The doctor advised Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

C. The doctor warned Mrs. Bent against staying in the shade and wearing a hat

D. The doctor reminded Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

27: “Where have you been all this morning?” She asked him.

A. She asked him where he had been all this morning. B. She asked him if where he had been all that morning

C. She asked him where he has been all this morning. D. She asked him where he had been all that morning.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions

28 She screamed for an hour. Then she walked out in tears.

A. Before he shouted and screamed for an hour, she walked out in tears.

B. After she had screamed for an hour, she walked out in tears.

C. Screaming for an hour, after she walked out in tears. D. In spite of screaming for an hour, she walked out in tears.

29. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It’s in the Himalayas.

A. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is in the Himalayas.

B. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, it’s in the Himalayas.

C. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in mountain the world, is in the Himalayas.

D. Mt. Everest is the highest in the world, in the Himalayas.

30. I don’t know her phone number, so I can’t call her.

A. I haven’t called her although I know her number. B. You didn’t give me her phone number, and I didn’t call her.

C. I’ll look up her phone number and I call her. D. If I knew her phone number, I’d call her.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions

In the past, both men and women were expected to be married at quite young ages. Marriages were generally arranged by parents and family, with their children having little chance to say no in the matter. In the past it was not surprising to find that a bride and groom had only just met on the day of their engagement or marriage.

In modern Vietnam, this has changed completely as people choose their own marriage-partners based on love, and in consideration primarily to their own needs and wants. Moreover early marriage is quite illegal.

The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important of traditional Vietnamese occasions. Regardless of westernization, many of the age-old customs practiced in a traditional Vietnamese wedding continue to be celebrated by both Vietnamese in Vietnam and overseas, often combining both western and eastern elements. Besides the wedding ceremony, there is also an engagement ceremony which takes place usually half a year or so before the wedding. Due to the spiritual nature of the occasion, the date and time of the marriage ceremony are decided in advance by a fortune teller. The traditional Vietnamese wedding consists of an extensive array of ceremonies: the first is the ceremony to ask permission to receive the bride, the second is the procession to receive the bride (along with the ancestor ceremony at her house), the third is to bring the bride to the groom’s house for another ancestor ceremony and to welcome her into the family, then the last is a wedding banquet. The number of guests in attendance at these banquets is huge, usually in the hundreds. Several special dishes are served. Guests are expected to bring gifts, often money, which the groom and bride at one point in the banquet will go from table to table collecting.

31: In the past, _________.

A. Vietnamese couples were free to make a decision on the marriage

B. Vietnamese marriage was decided by parents and family

C. getting married at an early age was not allowed D. parents had no right to interfere their children’s marriage

32: In former days, the fact that a bride and groom had only first met just on the day of their engagement or marriage was _________.

A. surprising B. uncommon C. popular D. strange

33: Which sentence is referred Vietnamese modern marriage?

A. Most young people do not have their marriage based on love. B. All marriages are arranged by parents and family.

C. Marriage is quite westernization. D. Couples do not get married at quite young ages.

34: Which does not exist in a Vietnamese wedding party?

A. firecrackers B. guests C. dishes D. gifts

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the suitable word to each of the questions

In Japan, (36)___ and good manners are very important and business meetings are very formal. Business cards are also important and they exchange these at the beginning of a meeting. They always look at them carefully, (37)___ you should do the same as they might think you’re rude if you don’t. A lot of communication is non-verbal. They are very good listeners and may ask a lot of questions to check they understand everything. In a conversation they wait longer before they reply than westerners do, so it’s important not to speak in those long pauses but to wait (38)___ their reply. In their culture it’s rude to ask direct questions or to say ‘No’ or ‘I disagree’. In business it takes a long time to (39)___ a decision because they have to ask everyone in the company. When they say ‘Yes’ it may mean ‘I understand’, not ‘I agree’, and when they smile it might be because they don’t know (40) ____ to say.

Question 36. A. politeness B. polite C. politely D. impolite

Question 37.A. because B. although C. but D. so

Question 38. A. at B. about C. for D. iny

Question 39. A. get B. make C. take D. gain

Question 40. A. when B. that C. who D. what

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TRIAL TEST 1 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2021 – 2022)

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the others in pronunciation in the following questions.

Question 1: A. decent B. effect C. national D. October

Question 2: A. explored B. entered C. remained D. balanced

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in the following questions.

Question 3: A. influence B. sacrifice C. entertain D. ancestor

Question 4: A. believe B. attempt C. Chinese D. problem

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 5: When they studied in the same primary school, they have known each other.

A B C D

Question 6: Pointing in someone is considered impolite but it is acceptable when a teacher wants to get someone’s attention in class.

A B C D

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 7: In England, primary education is provided by state schools run by the government and by________fee- paying schools.

A. independent B. depended C. independently D. independence

Question 8: I _____ a film with him if I ____ a famous director, but I was not.

A. would make/ were B. made/ would be C. would have made/ had beenD. would make/ had been

Question 9: The boy ____ his hands to his mother, who was standing at the school gate, to attract her attention.

A. waved B. held C. joined D. gave

Question 10: To show the differences, a survey was __________ among American, Cinese and Indian students.

A. determined B. conducted C. suggested D. responsed

Question 11: Whenever problems ______, we discuss them frankly and find solutions quickly.

A. come up B. put up C. arrive in D. break off

Question 12: They _______ the rise in oil prices for the big increase in inflation.

A. challenged B. accused C. blamed D. thanked

Question 13: If more chemicals are released into the water, plants, and animals _____

A. will be killed B. will kill C. would be died D. would die

Question 14: The cowboy _________by an arrow fell off his horse.

A. who wounded B. wounded C. whom he wounded D. being wounded

Question 15: I knew I __________well in my exams even before I ___________the official results.

A. have done/received B. had done/received C. did/had received D. was doing/received

Question 16: The mother asked her son _______.

A. where he had been B. where has he been C. where had he been D. where he has been

Question 17: On Sunday, ______ was my birthday, we went out for a meal.

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

Question 18: Last night a tornado swept through Rockville. It _____everything in its path

A. was destroying B. destroyed C. has destroyed D. had destroyed

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

Question 19: Two friends Mai and Nam are talking about Nam’s new cell phone.

– Mai: “Wow, I’ve never seen such a nice cell phone, Nam.” – Nam: “______”

A. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. B. I agree with you. C. You’re welcome. D. Oh, I don’t know.

Question 20: Daisy invites Jack some drink. – Daisy: “Would you like tea or coffee?” – Jack: “______.”

A. Certainly, I would B. Yes, I’d love to C. No, I wouldn’t D. I don’t mindt.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.

Question 21: The girl is my manager. You invited her to your party yesterday.

A. The girl invited to your party yesterday is my manager.

B. The girl is my manager who invited you to your party yesterday t

C. The girl you invited her to your party yesterday is my manager.

D. The girl to whom you invited your party yesterday is my manager.

Question 22:John drank a lot last night. That’s why he is tired now.

A. John wouldn’t be tired now if he hadn’t drunk a lot last night. B. If John drank a lot last night, he would be tired now.

C. If John hadn’t drunk a lot last night, he would have been tired now. D. John drank a lot last night because he is tired now.

Question 23. He had just finished eating his breakfast. Then he fell down.

A. Hardly did he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

B. Hardly he had finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

C. Hardly have he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

D. Hardly had he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 24: " You should stay in the shade and wear a hat, Mrs Bent," said the doctor.

A. The doctor allowed Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

B. The doctor advised Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

C. The doctor warned Mrs. Bent against staying in the shade and wearing a hat

D. The doctor reminded Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

Question 25: I’ve never eaten this kind of food before.

A. It’s the tastiest food I’ve ever eaten B. It’s the first time I’ve eaten this kind of food

C. I’ve never eaten such a good food before D. The food is so good that I’ve never eaten before

Question 26: They are not allowed to go out in the evening by their parents.

A. Their parents want them to go out in the evening. B. Their parents never let them go out in the evening.

C. Going out in the evening is permitted by their parents. D. Although their parents do not allow, they still go out in the evening

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 27: Meal time is a great time for family members to talk about what is going on in their lives.

A. boring B. sadness C. interesting D. quickly

Question 28: Young people have objected to contractual marriage, which is decided by the parents of the couples.

A. disagreed B. shared C. arranged D. sacrificed

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 29: It was amazing, but a little scary, to be in a place where it seemed like I never saw the same person twice.

A. astonishing B. expecting C. surprising D. exciting

Question 30: In colonial times in early America, a popular type of social gathering was the quilting bee.

A. political B. communal C. individual D. fastidious

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Traditional British food has often been criticized for being a little boring and not very tasty. It is true that traditional British food has often been made from simple ingredients, (31)_________when cooked well, a traditional British meal can be very delicious indeed. One meal that is made from simple ingredients, but can be very delicious is the Sunday roast. The Sunday roast is a British main (32)__________ that used to be served on Sundays

Although it was a meal (33)_________ served on Sundays, it is now eaten on any day of the week. It usually consists (34)______ roasted meat (usually beef) and potatoes. It is usually served with vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Although Yorkshire pudding might sound like a dessert, it is not. It is made from mixing eggs, flour, and milk to make a batter. This is then cooked until it is crispy. Gravy is a kind of sauce made from the fat and juices that come out of the meat when it is cooked. When cooked properly, these simple ingredients come together to (35)_______ a truly delicious traditional British meal.

Question 31: A. but B. and C. so D. because

Question 32: A. menu B. meal C. food D. dish

Question 33: A. tradition B. traditional C. traditionally D. traditions

Question 34: A. in B. on C. with D. of

Question 35: A. make B. do C. produce D. manufacture

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.

Although speech is generally accepted as the most advanced form of communication, there are many ways of communicating without using words. In every known culture, signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are commonly utilized as instruments of communication. There is a great deal of agreement among communication scientists as to what each of these methods is and how each differs from the others. For instance, the basic function of any signal is to impinge upon the environment in such a way that it attracts attention, as, for example, the dots and dashes that can be applied in a telegraph circuit. Coded to refer to speech, the potential for communication through these dots and dashes -short and long intervals as the circuit is broken – is very great. Less adaptable to the codification of words, signs also contain agreed upon meaning; that is, they convey information in and of themselves. Two examples are the hexagonal red sign that conveys the meaning of stop, and the red and white swirled pole outside a shop that communicates the meaning of barber.

Symbols are more difficult to describe than either signals or signs because of their intricate relationship with the receiver’s culture perceptions. In some cultures, applauding in a theater provides performers with an auditory symbol of approval. In other cultures, if done in unison, applauding can be a symbol of the audience’s discontent with the performance. Gestures such as weaving and handshaking also communicate certain culture messages. Although signals, signs, symbols, and gestures are very useful, they also have a major disadvantage in communication. They usually do not allow ideas to be shared without the sender being directly adjacent to the receiver. Without an exchange of ideas, interaction comes to a halt. As a result, means of communication intended to be used across long distances and extended periods must be based upon speech. To radio, television, and the telephone, one must add fax, paging systems, electronic mail, and the internet, and no one doubts but that there are more means of communication on the horizon.

Question 36: Which of the following would be the best title for the passage?

A. Signs and Signals     C. Communication B. Gestures                          D. Speech

Question 37: What does the author say about speech?

A. It is the only true form of communication B. It is dependent upon the advances made by inventors
C. It is necessary for communication to occur
D. It is the most advanced form of communication

Question 38: The word “it” in paragraph 1 refers to

A. function         B. signal           C. environment D. way

Question 39: It can be concluded from this passage that ___

A. signals, signs, symbols, and guestures are forms of communication. B. symbols are very easy to define and interpret.

C. only some cultures have signals, signs, and symbols D. waving and handshaking are not related to culture.

Question 40: The following are mentioned as means of communication for long distances EXCEPT

A. signals B. telephone C. internet D. email

 

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TRIAL TEST 2 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2020 – 2021)

I. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.

Body language is (1)_______ to communication and relationships. It is relevant to management and leadership in business and also in places (2)_______ it can be observed by many people. It can also be relevant to some outside of the workplace. It is (3) __________ helpful in dating, mating, in family settings, and parenting. (4) ________ body language is non-verbal or non-spoken, it can reveal much about your feelings and meaning to others and how others reveal their feelings toward you. Body language signals happen (5)_______ both a conscious and unconscious level.

01. A. significantly B. significance C. significant D. significate

02. A. what B. where C. when D. why

03. A. barely B. commonly C. rarely D. hardly

04. A. Because B. Despite C. Although D. Due to

05. A. to B. on C. for D. in

II. Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

My aunt is one of those people who can talk to anyone about anything. If she goes to a party where she doesn’t know any of the people, she just walks up to the first person that she sees and introduces herself. And yet she doesn’t seem to talk about deeply important things like politics or religion. She always starts off with something very obvious like the other person’s job. Very soon she’s talking as if she’s known the other person for years. I asked her once what her secret was. She said that the most important thing in a conversation was listening. People love to talk about themselves, so if you allow them to do so, it’s very easy to keep a conversation going. You have to listen very carefully and ask questions. And you have to look interested, too. So don’t keep looking at other things in the room while you’re talking to someone.

Another thing that I’ve noticed is that she only pays people compliments. She says: ‘I like your hair. Which hairdresser do you go to?’ or ‘You look very well. Have you. been on holiday?’ Friendly messages like this seem to provide an easy way into a conversation.

06. According to my aunt, the most important thing in a conversation was _____ .

A. speaking B. discussing C. looking D. listening

07. At parties where she does not know anybody, my aunt· normally ______

A. feels embarrassed and stays away from people B. asks people to introduces themselves to her

C. comes over to the first person and introduces herself D. sits alone and avoids talking to other people

08. My aunt thinks that it’s very easy to keep a conversation going if you ______

A. let people talk about themselves B. let people hear about yourself

C. talk about politics or religion D. ask people about their secrets

09. What should you NOT do when you have a conversation with someone?

A. Looking very interested in his or her story B. Looking at other things in the room

C. Listening very carefully and asking questions D. Paying him or her compliments

10. In this passage, the word allow means _________.

A. prevent B. offer C. ask D. permit

Identify one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect.

12. When Helen was a child, she has worked in a factory for more than three years.

A B C D

13. After Mrs. Wang had returned to her house from work, she was cooking dinner.

A B C D

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.

14. A. attitude B. counterpart C. adventure D. mature

15. A. sacrificed B. trusted C. recorded D. acted

Choose the best answer.

16. I come _______ a family of four people: my parents, my younger sister and me.

A. with B. at C. from D. in

17. The original castle is thought _______ sometime in the 12th century.

A. to build B. to be built C. to have built D. to have been built

18. These quick and easy _______ can be effective in the short term, but they have a cost.

A. solve B. solvable C. solutions D. solvably

19. In a modern family, the husband is expected to join hands with his wife to____the household chores.

A. do B. make C. take D. run

20. In the 19th century, it _____ two or three months to cross North America by covered wagon.

A. took B. had taken C. have taken D. was taking

21. She asked me __________ my holidays ________.

A. where I spent/ the previous year B. where I had spent/ the previous ye

C. where I spent/ last year D. where I did spend/ last year

22. You are not _______ to say anything unless you wish to do so.

A. obliged B. willing C. equal D. attracted

23. They started, as _______ gatherings but they have become increasingly formalized in the last few years.

A. informal B. informally C. informalize D. informality

24. The lecturer explained the problem very clearly and is always _______ in response to questions.

A. attention B. attentively C. attentive D. attentiveness

25. A recent survey has shown that supporters of equal partnership in marriage are still in the ______.

A. crowd B. majority C. particular D. obligation

26. I wouldn’t get wet if I ______ an umbrella with me.

A. had brought B. brought C. have brought D. is bring

27. Do you know the boy…………….the picture of drug preventation?

A. whom finishes B. finished C. finishing D. to finish

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

28. Tom: “ Let’s go to the movies now.” Peter: “oh! _____”.

A. I don’t B. I need it C. why’s that? D. Good idea !

29. What an attractive hair style you have got, Mary! – _______

A. Thank you very much. I am afraid B. You are telling a lie

C. Thank you for your compliment D. I don’t like your sayings

Choose the word whose main stress is pronounced differently from that the others.

30. A. attract B. maintain C. verbal D. reject

31. A. vacancy B. obedient C. mischievous D. sacrifice

Choose the the word(s) that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

32. As all of us cannot be available today, let’s put off the discussion till later.

A. present for the event B. scheduled for the event C. arranged for the event D. appointed for the event

33. The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important of traditional Vietnamese occasions.

A. combining B. ceremony C. huge D. essential

Choose the the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

34. I did listen to the teachers certainly when I got to the level where I was doing the subjects that I enjoyed.

A. unsurely B. exactly C. courtesy D. hardily

35. We really appreciate your help, without which we couldn’t have got our task done in time.

A. feel thankful for B. depreciate C. get low on D. are proud of

Choose the word that best that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

36. I have never tasted this kind of food before.

A. I have tasted this kind of food. B. I tasted this kind of food long time ago.

C. It is the first time I tasted this kind of food. D. It is the first time I have ever tasted this kind of food.

37. ”Where did you go last night”? she said to her boyfriend.

A. She asked her boyfriend where he went the night before.

B. She asked her boyfriend where did he go last night.

C. She asked her boyfriend where he had gone the night before.

D. She asked her boyfriend where had he gone the night before.

38. My father hasn’t smoke for three years.

A. My father started smoking three years ago. B. My father quit smoking for three years.

C. My father won’t continue smoking in three year’ time. D. My father stopped smoking three years ago.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions

39. Some weapons belong to IRA. They were found at a flat in Bristol

A. Some weapons found at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

B. Some weapons find at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

C. Some weapons finding at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

D. Some weapons to find at a flat in Bristol belong to IRA.

40. The guests had an accident. They arrived very late.

A. If the guests didn’t have an accident, they wouldn’t arrive so late.

B. Unless the guests had not had an accident, they wouldn’t have arrived so late.

C. The guests wouldn’t have arrived early if they had not had an accident.

D. Had the guests not had an accident, they would have arrived early.

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TRIAL TEST 3 – ENGLISH 12 – TERM 1 (2020 – 2021)

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others

1: A. wants B. sends C. books D. stops

2: A. category B. contractual C. maintain D. interview

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that is stressed differently from the others.

3: A. commitment B. attraction C. maximum D. disappoint

4: A. domestic B. attitude C. determine D. develop

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction

5: Most of the jobs in the manufacturing factories will take over by robots.

6: In Vietnam, schooling is compulsory for all children from the age of three to five.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

7. I haven’t met him since we _______ school ten years ago.

A. have left B. had left C. leave D. left

8. The doctor advised his patient _______ up late.

A. not stay B. not to stay C. not staying D. did not stay

9. If I had enough time , I _______ to visit you.

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

10. She had revised the lesson carefully, so she did the test with_____.

A. confide B. confiding C. confident D. confidence

11. According to the boss, Hung is the most _____ for the possition of executive secretary.

A. suitable B. supportive C. caring D. comfortable

12. Students usually _____ their GCSE exam at the age of sixteen.

A. pass B. take C. make D. sit

13: Many high school students in Vietnam have to work very hard to _____ at a university.

A. get a cold B. Lose touch with C. win a place D. keep pace with

14: There are two _____ school systems in England; i.e., state school system and public school one.

A. parallel B. paragraph C. paradise D. pyramid

15: The rules of the game ______ to provide a more exciting finish for the TV audience.

A. is changed B. were changed C. have changed D. changed

16 In the last hundred years, travelling _____ much easier and more comfortable.

A. becomes B. became C. will become D. has become

17. One candidate in particular impressed us ______ her knowledge.

A. with B. of C. for D. on

18. The department needs three more computers in order to work most ______.

A. effective B. effectively C. effectiveness D. effect

Choose the the word(s) that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

19. Reading the story of the bride having her dress torn off in the lift reminded me of my friend’s wedding.

A. groom B. celibate C. parents D. groomsman

20. We were deeply disappointed about the result.

A. hopeful B. nervous C. unsatisfied D. happy

Choose the the word(s) that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

21: Whenever problems come up, we discuss them frankly and find sollutions quickly.

A. encounter B. happen C. arrive D. clean

22: This is the instance where big, obvious non-verbal signals are appropriate.

A. situation B. matter C. attention D. place

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges

23. Tom: “ Mothers should be greatly encouraged to work outside the home”

Jerry: “__________ They can widen their knowledge through working”

A. Are you sure?.. B.That’s great.. C.I am afraid not. D.I couldn’t agree.

24. Ken apologised for spilling some wine. – Ken: “I’m really sorry.” – You: “______. Don’t worry.”

A. No, thanks B. That’s all right C. Yes, you’re right D. With pleasure

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

25: The last time I went to the museum was a year ago.

A. I have not been to the museum for a year B. A year ago, I often went to the museum

C. My going to the museum lasted a year. D. At last I went to the museum after a year.

26: “You should stay in the shade and wear a hat, Mrs Bent," said the doctor.

A. The doctor allowed Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

B. The doctor advised Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

C. The doctor warned Mrs. Bent against staying in the shade and wearing a hat

D. The doctor reminded Mrs. Bent to stay in the shade and wear a hat.

27: “Where have you been all this morning?” She asked him.

A. She asked him where he had been all this morning. B. She asked him if where he had been all that morning

C. She asked him where he has been all this morning. D. She asked him where he had been all that morning.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions

28 She screamed for an hour. Then she walked out in tears.

A. Before he shouted and screamed for an hour, she walked out in tears.

B. After she had screamed for an hour, she walked out in tears.

C. Screaming for an hour, after she walked out in tears. D. In spite of screaming for an hour, she walked out in tears.

29. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It’s in the Himalayas.

A. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is in the Himalayas.

B. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, it’s in the Himalayas.

C. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in mountain the world, is in the Himalayas.

D. Mt. Everest is the highest in the world, in the Himalayas.

30. I don’t know her phone number, so I can’t call her.

A. I haven’t called her although I know her number. B. You didn’t give me her phone number, and I didn’t call her.

C. I’ll look up her phone number and I call her. D. If I knew her phone number, I’d call her.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions

In the past, both men and women were expected to be married at quite young ages. Marriages were generally arranged by parents and family, with their children having little chance to say no in the matter. In the past it was not surprising to find that a bride and groom had only just met on the day of their engagement or marriage.

In modern Vietnam, this has changed completely as people choose their own marriage-partners based on love, and in consideration primarily to their own needs and wants. Moreover early marriage is quite illegal.

The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important of traditional Vietnamese occasions. Regardless of westernization, many of the age-old customs practiced in a traditional Vietnamese wedding continue to be celebrated by both Vietnamese in Vietnam and overseas, often combining both western and eastern elements. Besides the wedding ceremony, there is also an engagement ceremony which takes place usually half a year or so before the wedding. Due to the spiritual nature of the occasion, the date and time of the marriage ceremony are decided in advance by a fortune teller. The traditional Vietnamese wedding consists of an extensive array of ceremonies: the first is the ceremony to ask permission to receive the bride, the second is the procession to receive the bride (along with the ancestor ceremony at her house), the third is to bring the bride to the groom’s house for another ancestor ceremony and to welcome her into the family, then the last is a wedding banquet. The number of guests in attendance at these banquets is huge, usually in the hundreds. Several special dishes are served. Guests are expected to bring gifts, often money, which the groom and bride at one point in the banquet will go from table to table collecting.

31: In the past, _________.

A. Vietnamese couples were free to make a decision on the marriage

B. Vietnamese marriage was decided by parents and family

C. getting married at an early age was not allowed D. parents had no right to interfere their children’s marriage

32: In former days, the fact that a bride and groom had only first met just on the day of their engagement or marriage was _________.

A. surprising B. uncommon C. popular D. strange

33: Which sentence is referred Vietnamese modern marriage?

A. Most young people do not have their marriage based on love. B. All marriages are arranged by parents and family.

C. Marriage is quite westernization. D. Couples do not get married at quite young ages.

34: Which does not exist in a Vietnamese wedding party?

A. firecrackers B. guests C. dishes D. gifts

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the suitable word to each of the questions

In Japan, (36)___ and good manners are very important and business meetings are very formal. Business cards are also important and they exchange these at the beginning of a meeting. They always look at them carefully, (37)___ you should do the same as they might think you’re rude if you don’t. A lot of communication is non-verbal. They are very good listeners and may ask a lot of questions to check they understand everything. In a conversation they wait longer before they reply than westerners do, so it’s important not to speak in those long pauses but to wait (38)___ their reply. In their culture it’s rude to ask direct questions or to say ‘No’ or ‘I disagree’. In business it takes a long time to (39)___ a decision because they have to ask everyone in the company. When they say ‘Yes’ it may mean ‘I understand’, not ‘I agree’, and when they smile it might be because they don’t know (40) ____ to say.

Question 36. A. politeness B. polite C. politely D. impolite

Question 37.A. because B. although C. but D. so

Question 38. A. at B. about C. for D. iny

Question 39. A. get B. make C. take D. gain

Question 40. A. when B. that C. who D. what

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