Secondary school entrance exam_008

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

1. A. streams B. channels C. springs D. boats

2. A. environment B. littering C. dynamite D. recycle

3. A. posted B. watched C. worked D. developed

Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently.

4. A. festival B. important C. considerate D. priority

5. A. excellent B. celebrate C. kitchen D. important

Choose the word or phrase (a, b, c or d) that best fits the blank space in each sentence.

6. The schoolboys are fond ___________ playing soccer.

 A. with B. of C. about D. in

7. She thinks chatting on the Internet is time- __________.

 A. consuming B. consume C. consumer D. consumption

8. My parents see me __________ at the railway station.

 A. with B. up C. off D. in

 

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 faucet before leaving for work. 
	A. turning on	B. turning over	C. turning off	D. turning up
Mrs. Anh is generous to the poor ___________ she is not rich. 
	A. although	B. would have	C. will have	D. had
If we pollute the water, we ____________ no fresh water to use. 
	A. have	B. would have	C. will have	D. had
He is a highly intelligent boy, __________ he is very lazy. 
 	A. but	B. and 	C. or	D. so
We often go to the town ___________ house. 
	A. culture	B. cultural	C. culturist	D. culturally
I wish it ___________ rain all the time. 
	A. couldn’t	B. won’t	C. doesn’t	D. didn’t
My father is the one ___________ teaches me the first lesson on kindness. 
	A. who	B. whom	C. which	D. whose
The man asked me whether I __________ the way to the City Hall. 
	A. know	B. knew	C. knows	D. known
It’s over six months since the tidal wave ____________ Phuket, Thailand. 
	A. destroyed	B. was destroyed	C. destroys	D. has destroyed
The earthquake in Kobe in 1995 caused ___________ damage. 
	A. severe	B. severely 	C. severity	D. sewage 
In home, presents ___________ round the Christmas tree on Christmas Day. 
	A. place 	B. is placing 	C. placed	D. are placed 
In 1995, a huge earthquake __________ the city of Kobe in Japan. 
	A. strike	B. struck	C. striking 	D. strikes	
Choose the underlined word or phrase (A, B, C or D) that need correcting. 
She bought a house last year but she didn’t sell her old house yet. 
	A 	B 	C 	D 
The students seemed very nervously before the final exam. 
	A 	B 	C 	D 
The weather doesn’t look very good. If it rains, I stay at home. 
	A 	B 	C 	D 
All the main street in this city will be upgraded. 	 
	 A 	B 	C 	D 
While she came, I was reading her letter. 
	A 	B 	C 	 D 
Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER. 
Water kills thousands of people and (26)_______many acres of crops every year. But water also gives life to all living things in the world. 
Without water life is (27)_______. We must have water to grow our food, feed the birds and animals in our homes, grow forests and (28)_______electricity. We use waterways to carry our goods of trade. Even the human body, which is seventy parts of one hundred of water itself, cannot exist for long without water. 
Ever since the earth began, large quantities of water (29)_______used by living things. Yet for every drop of water that is taken from one place, another drop is put back from somewhere else. 
 Nature has a very clever way of (30)_______water from cloud to land and sea and back to cloud. No water has been lost. 
But nature does not put water where and when we need it. While some men are drowning, others in another part of the world are dying of thirst. Thus, people all over the world are trying to bring water to places where it is scarce, to control its flow in times of floods and to make greater use of it. 
A. destroys 	B. conservation	C. pollution	D. preservation
A. full	B. unthinkable	C. dirty	D. clean
A. do	B. produce	C. cause	D. make
A. were	B. are	C. will be	D. have been
A. carried	B. carry	C. to carry	D. carrying
Read the passage and answer the following questions.
It is estimated that about 200 million people who use the Internet computer network around the world. The Internet allows people to work at home instead of travelling to work. The Internet allows businesses to communicate with customers and workers in many parts of the world for the cost of a local telephone call. Email allows users to send documents, pictures and other data from one part of the world to another in at least 5 minutes. People can use the Internet to do shopping. This saves a lot of time. It is possible to use the Internet for education – students may connect with their teachers from home to send or receive email or talk their problems through “on-line” rather than attend a class.
How many people that use the Internet computer network around the world?
	@	
What does the Internet allow people to do?
	@	
What does the Internet allow businesses to do?
	@	
Can people use the internet to do shopping?
	@	
Is it possible to use the Internet for education?
	@	
Rewrite the following sentences as directed.
 “I don’t remember what I did yesterday.” she said. (use reported speech)
	@	
He gets in trouble because he doesn’t take my advice. (use conditional sentence type 2)
	@	
The fire has destroyed almost all the houses in the neighbourhood. (change into passive)
	@	
The problem is so difficult that I can’t explain it. (use such…that…)
	@	
Despite her doctor’s warnings, Carol has continued to smoke. (use Even though)
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ANSWER KEYS
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
A. streams	B. channels	C. springs	D. boats
A. environment	B. littering	C. dynamite	D. recycle
A. posted	B. watched	C. worked	D. developed
Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently.
A. festival	B. important	C. considerate	D. priority 
A. excellent	B. celebrate	C. kitchen	D. important
Choose the word or phrase (a, b, c or d) that best fits the blank space in each sentence.
The schoolboys are fond ___________ playing soccer.
	A. with	B. of	C. about	D. in
She thinks chatting on the Internet is time- __________.
 	A. consuming 	B. consume 	C. consumer 	D. consumption
My parents see me __________ at he railway station. 
	A. with	B. up	C. off	D. in
My mother forgot to ____________ the faucet before leaving for work. 
	A. turning on	B. turning over	C. turning off	D. turning up
Mrs. Thoa is generous to the poor ___________ she is not rich. 
	A. although	B. would have	C. will have	D. had
If we pollute the water, we ____________ no fresh water to use. 
	A. have	B. would have	C. will have	D. had
He is a highly intelligent boy, __________ he is very lazy. 
 	A. but	B. and 	C. or	D. so
We often go to the town ___________ house. 
	A. culture	B. cultural	C. culturist	D. culturally
I wish it ___________ rain all the time. 
	A. couldn’t	B. won’t	C. doesn’t	D. didn’t
My father is the one ___________ teaches me the first lesson on kindness. 
	A. who	B. whom	C. which	D. whose
The man asked me whether I __________ the way to the City Hall. 
	A. know	B. knew	C. knows	D. known
It’s over six months since the tidal wave ____________ Phuket, Thailand. 
	A. destroyed	B. was destroyed	C. destroys	D. has destroyed
The earthquake in Kobe in 1995 caused ___________ damage. 
	A. severe	B. severely 	C. severity	D. sewage 
In home, presents ___________ round the Christmas tree on Christmas Day. 
	A. place 	B. is placing 	C. placed	D. are placed 
In 1995, a huge earthquake __________ the city of Kobe in Japan. 
	A. strike	B. struck	C. striking 	D. strikes	
Choose the underlined word or phrase (A, B, C or D ) that need correcting. 
She bought a house last year but she didn’t sell her old house yet. [hasn’t sold]
	A 	B 	C 	D 
The students seemed very nervously before the final exam. [nervous]
	A 	B 	C 	D 
The weather doesn’t look very good. If it rains, I stay at home. [will stay]
	A 	B 	C 	D 
All the main street in this city will be upgraded. [streets]	 
	 A 	B 	C 	D 
While she came. I was reading her letter. [When]
	A 	B 	C 	 D 
Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER. 
Water kills thousands of people and (31)_______many acres of crops every year. But water also gives life to all living things in the world. 
Without water life is (32)_______. We must have water to grow our food, feed the birds and animals in our homes, grow forests and (33)_______electricity. We use waterways to carry our goods of trade. Even the human body, which is seventy parts of one hundred of water itself, cannot exist for long without water. 
Ever since the earth began, large quantities of water (34)_______used by living things. Yet for every drop of water that is taken from one place, another drop is put back from somewhere else. 
 Nature has a very clever way of (35)_______water from cloud to land and sea and back to cloud. No water has been lost. 
But nature does not put water where and when we need it. While some men are drowning, others in another part of the world are dying of thirst. Thus, people all over the world are trying to bring water to places where it is scarce, to control its flow in times of floods and to make greater use of it. 
A. destroys 	B. conservation	C. pollution	D. preservation
A. full	B. unthinkable	C. dirty	D. clean
A. do	B. produce	C. cause	D. make
A. were	B. are	C. will be	D. have been
A. carried	B. carry	C. to carry	D. carrying
Read the passage and answer the following questions.
It is estimated that about 200 million people who use the Internet computer network around the world. The Internet allows people to work at home instead of travelling to work. The Internet allows businesses to communicate with customers and workers in many parts of the world for the cost of a local telephone call. Email allows users to send documents, pictures and other data from one part of the world to another in at least 5 minutes. People can use the Internet to do shopping. This saves a lot of time. It is possible to use the Internet for education – students may connect with their teachers from home to send or receive email or talk their problems through “on-line” rather than attend a class.
How many people that use the Internet computer network around the world?
	@ About 200 that about 200 million people who use the Internet computer network around the world.	
What does the Internet allow people to do?
	@ The Internet allows people to work at home instead of travelling to work.	
What does the Internet allow businesses to do?
	@ The Internet allows businesses to communicate with customers and workers in many parts of the world.	
Can people use the internet to do shopping?
	@ Yes, they can.	
Is it possible to use the Internet for education?
	@Yes, it is.	

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