KEY 123


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

1.      A. permission                         B. bringing                         C. magical                          D. typewriter

2.      A. language                             B. travel                             C. education                      D. manage

II.             Choose the word that is stressed differently from the rest.

3.      A. interesting                          B. holiday                          C. entertainment               D. television

4.      A. develop                              B. arrange                           C.political                           D. politics

III.          Choose the best option to complete each sentence below.

5.               In spite of many _____, she tried to finish the general education.
A. short                              B. shortly                           C. shortage                         D. shortages

6.               Her _____ of English grammar is very extensive.
A. knowing                        B. knowledge                     C. knowledgeable               D. know

7.               This book is very well-known for its _____.
A. fame                              B. famously                       C. famous                          D. infamous 

8.               Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a very popular _____ made by Walt Disney.
A. drama                            B. documentary                  C. quiz show                      D. cartoon

9.               Which of the following only provides information and entertainment orally?
A. newspaper                     B. magazines                      C. radio                             D. book

10.           The organization was established to better conditions for the disabled.
A. change                           B. improve                         C. manage                          D. succeed

11.           After having worked hard for so long, they need some days _____.
A. off                                 B. away                              C. about                             D. without

12.           I share a house _____ four other people.
A. to                                   B. with                               C. on                                  D. in

13.           She was made _____ a lot of assignments.
A. to doing                         B. do                                  C. doing                             D. to do

14.           He stopped _____ some petrol when he was driving home.
A. to get                             B. getting                            C. got                                 D. get

15.           It’s no good ______ to that stubborn boy.
A. talk                                B. to talk                            C. to talking                        D. talking

IV.           Read the passage carefully then choose the best answer to the question or the best option to complete each statement below.

For the last few months, I have usually stayed in my flat and have done nothing more exciting than reading the newspapers and watching television. I began feeling bored with this and so last weekend, I though I would do something different. I called several of my friends and we decided to go to London for some days. I was really excited as I hadn't been to London since I was ten. We decided to go by bus because this was the cheapest means of transport.

            In London, we decided to take a tour around the city to see some of the famous buildings first. After that, we bought some sandwiches and ate them in a park. In the afternoon, two of us went shopping and the others went to the theater. We met up again at 6:30 p.m. and went to a small restaurant in Soho. The meal was really good but unfortunately, it took much longer than we had expected. We had to get a taxi back to the bus station. Luckily, we came there just two minutes before our coach left.

16. According to the passage, the writer_________.

A. usually spends his time at home.                       B. used to live London with his family.

C. has lived in London for ten years.                     D. feels satisfied with his life.

17. He felt so excited about going to London because_________.

   A. he hadn't been there before.                                B. he hadn't been there since he was ten years.

   C. he had gone there many times.                             D. he had lived there for a long time.

18. Why did they decide to go by bus?

A. Because it was available.                                  B. Because they wanted to start early.

C. Because it is the cheapest.                                D. Because it was only means of transport.

19. Which of the following is true?

A. They went shopping and went to theater together.

B. They saw some famous buildings and then ate sandwiches in a park.

C. They had lunch in a big restaurant.                  

D. They left the city at 6:30 p.m.

20.Why did they have to get a taxi back to the bus station?

A. Because it was cheap.

B. Because the meal took much longer than they had expected.

C. Because they wanted to save their money.

D. Because it was fast.


V. Complete the passage with the words provided.

         My village was very poor years ago. The villagers had to work hard in the fields all day and could hardly make ends meet. Their lives were simple and they were in need of many things. Many people had to live in houses made ( ) ______ straw and mud, and few families had a radio or a TV set. However, in spite of the shortages, the villagers managed to send their children to school and college. They hoped that with an education of science and technology, their children could find a way of ( ) ______ their lives.

            The children have met their parents’ wishes. When they came back from college or ( ) ______ high school, they introduced new farming methods, which resulted in bumper crops. They also helped the villager grow cash crops for export. Soon, the lifestyle of my village changed. Today, people live in brick houses. In the evening, they can listen to the news on the radio or watch TV for ( ) ______. Sometimes they go to town on their motorbikes to do some ( ) ______ or to visit their friends.

            “Our lives have changed a lot thanks to the knowledge our children brought home,” said an old famer, “and I always tell my grandchildren to study harder so that they can do even more for the village than their parents did.”


21.  A. on                                  B. of                                   C. at                            D. for

22.  A. bettering                       B. to better                          C. better                      D. to bettering

23. A. educational                     B. technology                     C. state                        D. technical

24. A. entertain                         B. entertainer                      C. entertainment        D. entertaining

25. A. mistakes                         B. shopping                        C. washing                  D. morning exercise M


 I.                        Listening. Listen to the speaker TWO TIMES then fill in the passage with the missing words.

1. My class decided to _______pay________ a visit to the Botanical garden.

2. It was a long way to our _____destination_______and we sang merrily all the way.

3. Then we played a lot of games on a _____spacious_____ piece of grassland.

4. In the afternoon, we went on _______playing________ some more games.

5. Then we packed up the left – overs and _______returned_______ home.

    II.                        Give the correct TENSE of the verbs in the brackets.

1.      Miss Lee (write/ often) when she was on holiday.
 Miss Lee often wrote when she was holiday

2.      I (read) the novel written by Jack London several times before.
 I have read the novel written by Jack London several times before.

3.      I was unable to drive work because Mary (use) the car.
 I was unable to  drive to work because Mary was using the car.

4.      How many hours a day you (spend) on playing games?
 How many hours a day do you spend on playing games?

5.      Before she sold her old motorbike, she (be) given a new one.
 Before she sold her old motorbike, she had been given a new one.

 III.            Combine each sentence below, using the cues in the bracket.

1.      Vicky is a very strong girl. She can lift the car up. (such … that)
 Vicky is such a strong girl that she can lift the car up.

2.      He was too lazy. He couldn’t pass the final exam. (enough … to)
 He wasn’t studious(hard-working) enough to pass the final exam.

3.      He is a careless driver. I don’t dare get in his car. (such … that)
 He is such a careless driver that I don’t dare to get in his car.

4.      I was surprised. I didn’t know what to say. (so … that)
 I was so surprised that I didn’t know what to say.

5.      The coffee is strong. My sons can’t drink it. (too … to)
 The coffee is too strong for my sons to drink.

  IV.            Inversion: Rewrite the sentences, start your sentence with the underlined word or phrase.

1.      My brother no longer served in the army.
 No longer did my brother serve in the army.

2.      We will never forget the day you went away.
 Never will we forget the day you went away.

3.      He seldom has dinner without drinking a cup of beer.
 Seldom does he have dinner without drinking a cup of beer.

4.      She has rarely travelled more than fifty miles from her village.
 Rarely has she travelled more than fifty miles from her village.

5.      They had no sooner begun the journey than it rained.
 No sooner had they begun the journey than it rained.

     V.            Change the following sentences into REPORTED SPEECH.

1.       “Why didn’t you go to school yesterday?” the teacher said to her.
 The teacher asked her why she hadn’t gone to school the day before/ the previous day

2.      The interviewer asked her, “Can you speak any other languages?”
 The interviewer asked her if she could speak any other languages.

3.      “Please be on time tomorrow!” the teacher said to us.
 The teacher told/asked us to be on time the day after/ the following day

4.      “We were watching TV at this time last night” the children said.
 The children said (that) they had been watching TV at that time the night before/the previous night.

5.      My father said to me, “Don’t shut this door”
My father told me not to shut that door.


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