Secondary school entrance exam_016

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

1. A. retire B. time C. life D. logic

2. A. treat B. heat C. sweater D. beat

3. A. eruption B. question C. tradition D. addition

Choose the word that has the different stress.

4. A. moment B. Christmas C. describe D. Easter

5. A. electric B. necessity C. effective D. energy

Choose the word or phrase (A, B, C, or D) that bests fits the blank space in each sentence.

6. Hue will have temperatures __________ 23 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius.

 A. in B. between C. at D. with

7. I am preparing for the picnic __________ my friends tomorrow.

 A. with B. to C. in D. for

8. Please bring some raincoats just _______ case.

 A. to B. at C. for D. in

9. It snowed in Lang Son ________ the winter ________ 2002.

 A. of / in B. in / of C. at / for D. for / at

10. Kangaroos, which come _______ Australia, have long tails.

 

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 leg was broken in an accident.
	A	B	C	D
28. Because my illness, I couldn’t work for six months, so I lost my job.
	A	B	C	D
29. The postman whom realized I was on holiday left the parcel you sent me next door.
	A	B	C	D
30. Tom suggested staying at home and play chess instead. 
	A	B	C	D
True (T) or false (F).
Parents speak in a different way to young children. They are not aware of doing this, but they actually change the way they speak. When a baby says its first words, its parents speak very clearly to it. They stop making the kinds of errors which are usually so common in ordinary speech. They also speak to the baby in a slightly higher voice. Finally, they usually ask simple questions and do not use many statements. 
FACTS
T
F
Parents often speak to young children in a very kind way. 
Most parents knows how to change their way of speaking to their children. 
Parents generally speak in a clear way to young children. 
They also speak correctly and do not make mistakes. 
They never ask young children questions.
 WORD FORMS
They went to see most of the ________________places. (interest)
The World Cup ________________is open to all countries. (compete)
Think ________________before you speak. (care)
This new center is an interesting________________. (develop)
Although she is rich, she is________________. (happiness)
We were in ________________on that point. (agree)
The sky was ________________. The weather was rather bad. (cloud)
The police are interested in the sudden ________________of the valuable paintings. (appear)
He can look back on his career with great________ ________.(satisfy)
Vietnam is a ________________country. (develop)
Are you afraid of ________________the busy streets? (cross)
The new car goes at an ________________speed. 	(amaze)
He was excluded from school for a week as a________ ________. (punish)
I would ________________give up my job if I didn’t need the money. (happy)
She believes she finally find true________ ________. (happy)
We’re waiting for him to make up his mind. I wish he’d be more________ ________. (decide)
A ________________is a person who is in debt. (debt)
Your written work is in need of some________ ________. (improve)
It’s ________________to see you again. (wonder)
She has decided to take early ________ ________. (retire)
A new book on Dien Bien Phu campaign ________________next year. (publish)
We need your ________________to finish the work successfully. (cooperate)
His classmates shouted ________________when he won the match. (excite)
Mai has passed the exam. We can see ________________in her eyes. (happy)
It is ________________to have short hair nowadays. (fashion)
Rewrite
Every day we throw away millions of kilos of waste paper. 
Millions of kilos of waste paper	
Because German is very difficult, I can’t learn it. 
German is too	
The teacher is so good that all of the students love him. 
He is such	
Mr. Green asked someone to park his car this morning. 
Mr. Green had his car	
Butter is made from milk. 
Milk is used	
I paid a watchmaker to clean my watch. 
I had	
They kept the performing animals in iron cages. 
The performing animals	
I couldn’t hear anything because she spoke very softly. 
She spoke so	
The children liked to walk in the rain. 
The children enjoyed	
She is clever. She can do everything by herself. 
She is clever	
Read the passage and then decide whether the following sentences are True or False
Christmas is the biggest festival of the year in most of Britain. Celebrations start properly on December 24, Christmas Eve, although there have been several weeks of preparation beforehand. The Christmas tree and all the presents, food, drinks, and decorations have been bought. Christmas cards have already been sent to friends and relations. About a week before Christmas, people usually put up their decoration and decorate the Christmas tree with lights, various colored decorations and an angel on the top. Family presents are usually put under the tree. 
Christmas Day is the biggest day of the holiday. On the Christmas morning (often very early), children open the presents that are in their socks. Some families go to church. The traditional Christmas dinner consists of roast turkey with potatoes and various other vegetables. Before the dinner people usually pull crackers – small rolls of paper that gifts, jokes, and party hats inside. 
FACTS
T
F
1. People usually decorate the Christmas tree several weeks before Christmas. 
2. The most important day of the holiday is on 24th December. 
3. The tradition Christmas dinner consist roast turkey with tomatoes and various other vegetables. 
4. Crackers and Christmas cards that have already been sent to friends and relations. 
---------THE END---------
ANSWER KEYS
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
1. 	A. retire	B. time	C. life	D. logic 
2. 	A. treat	B. heat	C. sweater	D. beat
3. 	A. eruption	B. question	C. tradition	D. addition
Choose the word that has the different stress.
4. 	A. moment	B. Christmas	C. describe	D. Easter
5. 	A. electric	B. necessity	C. effective	D. energy 
Choose the word or phrase (A, B, C, or D) that bests fits the blank space in each sentence.
6. Hue will have temperatures __________ 23 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius. 
 	A. in	B. between	C. at	D. with
7. I am preparing for the picnic __________ my friends tomorrow. 
 	A. with	B. to	C. in	D. for
8. Please bring some raincoats just _______ case. 
 	A. to	B. at	C. for	D. in
9. It snowed in Lang Son ________ the winter ________ 2002. 	
 	A. of / in	B. in / of	C. at / for	D. for / at
10. Kangaroos, which come _______ Australia, have long tails. 
 	A. at	B. to	C. in	D. from
11. What’s the _______ going to be like tomorrow? Will it rain?
 	A. climate	B. weather	C. condition	D. temperature
12. The weather _______ for tomorrow isn’t very good. 
 	A. news	B. foresee	C. forecast	D. foreman	
13. It’s going to be quite cold with __________ as low as 10 degree Celsius. 
 	A. temperature	B. degrees	C. measurements	D. conditions	
14. It’s also going to rain ________ there in the evening. 
 	A. thickly	B. strongly	C. heavily	D. thinly	
15. Oh, weather forecasts are usually ________, you know. 
 	A. wrong	B. untrue	C. unreal	D. uninteresting	
16. She showed me a photograph of her son, ________ is a policeman. 
 	A. which	B. whom	C. whose	D. who	
17. We decided not to swim in the sea, ________ looked rather dirty. 
 	A. where	B. which	C. that	D. who	
18. John, _______ I have known for seven years, is one of my closest friends. 
 	A. that	B. he	C. whose	D. whom	
19. Don’t forget ________ home as soon as you arrive at your destination. 
 	A. to call	B. calling	C. having called	D. to be called	
20. A friend of mine _______ father is the manager of the company helped me to get the job. 
 	A. who	B. whom	C. that	D. whose
21. He got good grades in his exams ________ he never seemed to do much work. 
 	A. since	B. although	C. because	D. so that	
22. I thought of _______ a suitable job right after graduating from college. 
 	A. look after for	B. looking for	C. look at	D. looking at	
23. He suggests that we ________ early tomorrow morning. 
 	A. started	B. to start	C. starting	D. should start	
24. I don’t really like reading novels. _______, I enjoyed his latest novel. 
 	A. But	B. So	C. However	D. Although	
25. Margaret made me ________ her next week. 
 	A. promise to call	B. promise calling	C. to promise to call	D. to promise calling
Choose the underlined word or phrase (A, B, C or D) that needs correction. 
26. This novel, which written by a well- known writer, should be read.
 	A	B	C	D
27. The doctor is with a patient who leg was broken in an accident.
	A	B	C	D
28. Because my illness, I couldn’t work for six months, so I lost my job.
	A	B	C	D
29. The postman, whom realized I was on holiday, left the parcel you sent me next door.
	A	B	C	D
30. Tom suggested staying at home and play chess instead. 
	A	B	C	D
True (T) or false (F).
Parents speak in a different way to young children. They are not awared of doing this, but they actually change the way they speak. When a baby says its first words, its parents speak very clearly to it. They stop making the kinds of errors which are usually so common in ordinary speech. They also speak to the baby in a slightly higher voice. Finally, they usually ask simple questions and do not use many statements. 
FACTS
T
F
Parents often speak to young children in a very kind way. 
ü
Most parents knows how to change their way of speaking to their children. 
ü
Parents generally speak in a clear way to young children. 
ü
They also speak correctly and do not make mistakes. 
ü
They never ask young children questions.
ü
 WORD FORMS
They went to see most of the________ places. (interest) 	interesting
The World Cup________ is open to all countries. (compete) 	competition
Think________ before you speak. (care) 	careful
This new center is an interesting________. (develop) 	development
Although she is rich, she is________. (happiness) 	happy
We were in________ on that point. (agree) 	agreement
The sky was________ The weather was rather bad. (cloud) 	cloudy
The police are interested in the sudden________ of the valuable paintings. (appear) 	appearance
He can look back on his career with great________.(satisfy)	satisfaction
Vietnam is a________ country. (develop) develop	developing
Are you afraid of________ the busy streets? (cross) 	crossing
The new car goes at an________ speed. (amaze) 	amazing
He was excluded from school for a week as a________. (punish) 	punishment
I would________ give up my job if I didn’t need the money. (happy) 	happily
She believes she finally find true________. (happy) 	happiness
We’re waiting for him to make up his mind. I wish he’d be more________. (decide) 	decidable
A________ is a person who is in debt. (debt

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