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Đề thi tuyển sinh Cao đẳng môn Tiếng Anh Khối D năm 2009 - Mã đề 165
(Đề thi có 06 trang) 
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối: D 
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề 
 Mã đề thi 165 
Họ, tên thí sinh:.......................................................................... 
Số báo danh:............................................................................ 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the 
following questions. 
Question 1: Chemistry is my ______ subject at school. 
A. favourite B. popular C. liking D. wanted 
Question 2: - "Would you like to join our volunteer group this summer?" 
 - "______" 
A. Do you think I would? B. I wouldn't. Thank you. 
C. Yes, you're a good friend. D. Yes, I'd love to. Thanks. 
Question 3: - "Wow! What a nice coat you are wearing!" 
 - "______" 
A. Certainly. Do you like it, too? B. I like you to say that. 
C. Yes, of course. It's expensive. D. Thanks. My mother bought it for me. 
Question 4: My supervisor is angry with me. I didn't do all the work I ______ last week. 
A. should have done B. may have done C. need to have done D. must have done 
Question 5: He runs a business, ______ he proves to have managerial skills. 
A. however B. otherwise C. and D. despite 
Question 6: Whenever he had an important decision to make, he ______ a cigar to calm his nerves. 
A. would light B. would be lighting C. would have lit D. had lit 
Question 7: Preparing for a job interview can be very ______. 
A. stress B. stressful C. stressed D. stressing 
Question 8: My brother left his job last week because he did not have any ______ to travel. 
A. position B. chance C. ability D. location 
Question 9: Not until the end of the 19th century ______ become a scientific discipline. 
A. plant breeding has B. did plant breeding C. plant breeding had D. has plant breeding 
Question 10: - "I can't speak English well enough to apply for that post." 
 - "______." 
A. Me neither B. Me too C. Me either D. Me also 
Question 11: "How can you live in this messy room? Go and ______ it up at once." 
A. dust B. sweep C. tidy D. do 
Question 12: Tears contain an antiseptic ______ helps protect our eyes from infection. 
A. that B. what C. how D. where 
Question 13: She is very absent-minded: she ______ her cellphone three times! 
A. has lost B. loses C. was losing D. had lost 
Question 14: - "Which hat do you like better?" 
 - "______" 
A. Yes, I like it best. B. The one I tried on first. 
C. Which one do you like? D. No, I haven't tried any. 
Question 15: He always ______ the crossword in the newspaper before breakfast. 
A. writes B. makes C. works D. does 
Question 16: It is hard to get ______ him; he is such an aggressive man. 
A. by B. on with C. into D. over to 
Question 17: The new director of the company seems to be an intelligent and ______ man. 
A. well-educated B. well-educate C. well-educational D. well-education 
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Question 18: The movie is ______ Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a number of ways. 
A. like to B. alike with C. similar to D. same as 
Question 19: Although the exam was difficult, ______ the students passed it. 
A. most of B. none of C. a few D. a lot 
Question 20: - "Our team has just won the last football match." 
 - "______" 
A. Good idea. Thanks for the news. B. Yes. I guess it's very good. 
C. Well, that's very surprising! D. Yes, it's our pleasure. 
Question 21: Vietnam's rice export this year will decrease ______ about 10%, compared with that of 
last year. 
A. with B. at C. by D. on 
Question 22: By ______ the housework done, my mother has more time to pursue her career. 
A. ordering B. taking C. having D. making 
Question 23: The youths nowadays have many things to do in their ______ time. 
A. leisure B. entertainment C. fun D. amusement 
Question 24: Mary is unhappy that she hasn't ______ for the next round in the tennis tournament. 
A. qualified B. quality C. qualification D. qualifying 
Question 25: Working hours will fall to under 35 hours a week, ______? 
A. will they B. won't they C. won't it D. will it 
Question 26: This factory produced ______ motorbikes in 2008 as in the year 2006. 
A. twice as many B. as twice as many C. as twice many D. as many as twice 
Question 27: In many big cities, people have to ______ up with noise, overcrowding and bad air. 
A. keep B. catch C. face D. put 
Question 28: Had she worked harder last summer, she ______. 
A. wouldn't have been sacked B. wouldn't have sacked 
C. wouldn't sack D. wouldn't be sacked 
Question 29: Listening is the most difficult language ______ for me to master. 
A. one B. way C. skill D. job 
Question 30: In the modern world, women's ______ roles have been changing. 
A. natured B. naturally C. nature D. natural 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of 
the following questions. 
Question 31: Successful salespeople know their products thoroughly ______. 
A. and the needs of the market understood 
B. but the needs of the market are understood properly 
C. and understand the needs of the market properly 
D. understanding the needs of the market 
Question 32: The Vietnamese students have to take an entrance exam ______. 
A. in order that they should go to a college or university 
B. for going to a college and university 
C. so as go to a college or university 
D. so that they can go to a college or university 
Question 33: ______, many animals can still survive and thrive there. 
A. Being severe weather conditions in the desert 
B. Although the weather conditions in the desert are severe 
C. The weather conditions in the desert to be severe 
D. Even though the weather conditions in the desert severe 
Question 34: Hillary changed her major from linguistics to business, ______. 
A. hoping she can easier get a job 
B. with the hope for being able finding a better job 
C. hoping to find a job more easily 
D. with hopes to be able easier to get employment 
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Question 35: An excellent hairstylist can make a man seem to have more hair ______. 
A. as has actually he B. than he actually has 
C. than it actually is D. as is it actually 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs 
Question 36: My father used to giving me some good advice whenever I had a problem. 
 A B C D 
Question 37: The woman of whom the red car is parked in front of the bank is a famous pop star. 
 A B C D 
Question 38: The better you are at English, more chance you have to get a job with international 
 A B C D 
Question 39: There are differences and similarities between Vietnamese and American culture. 
 A B C D 
Question 40: Society will be having to change radically to keep pace with the technology available. 
 A B C D 
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate 
the correct answer to each of the questions from 41 to 50. 
 Today we take electricity for granted and perhaps we do not realize just how useful this 
discovery has been. Steam was the first invention that replaced wind power. It was used to drive 
engines and was passed through pipes and radiators to warm rooms. Petrol mixed with air was the 
next invention that provided power. Exploded in a cylinder, it drove a motor engine. Beyond these 
simple and direct uses, those forms have not much adaptability. 
 On the other hand, we make use of electricity in thousands of ways. From the powerful 
voltages that drive our electric trains to the tiny current needed to work a simple calculator, and from 
the huge electric magnet in steel works that can lift 10 tons to the tiny electric magnet in a doorbell, 
all are powered by electricity. An electric current can be made with equal ease to heat a huge mass 
of molten metal in a furnace, or to boil a jug for a cup of coffee. 
 Other than atomic energy, which has not as yet been harnessed to the full, electricity is the 
greatest power in the world. It is flexible, and so adaptable for any task for which it is wanted. It 
travels so easily and with incredible speed along wires or conductors that it can be supplied instantly 
over vast distances. 
 To generate electricity, huge turbines or generators must be turned. In Australia they use coal 
or water to drive this machinery. When dams are built, falling water is used to drive the turbines 
without polluting the atmosphere with smoke from coal. 
 Atomic power is used in several countries but there is always the fear of an accident. A 
tragedy once occurred at Chernobyl, in Ukraine, at an atomic power plant used to make electricity. 
The reactor leaked, which caused many deaths through radiation. 
 Now scientists are examining new ways of creating electricity without harmful effects to the 
environment. They may harness the tides as they flow in and out of bays. Most importantly, they 
hope to trap sunlight more efficiently. We do use solar heaters for swimming pools but as yet 
improvement in the capacity of the solar cells to create more current is necessary. When this 
happens, electric cars will be viable and the world will rid itself of the toxic gases given off by trucks 
and cars that burn fossil fuels. 
Question 41: The author mentions the sources of energy such as wind, steam, petrol in the first 
paragraph to ______. 
A. suggest that electricity should be alternated with safer sources of energy 
B. emphasize the usefulness and adaptability of electricity 
C. imply that electricity is not the only useful source of energy 
D. discuss which source of energy can be a suitable alternative to electricity 
Question 42: Before electricity, what was sometimes passed through pipes to heat rooms? 
A. Gas. B. Petrol. C. Steam. D. Hot wind. 
Question 43: What does the author mean by saying that electricity is flexible? 
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A. It is cheap and easy to use. B. It is used to drive motor engines. 
C. It can be adapted to various uses. D. It can be made with ease. 
Question 44: What do we call machines that make electricity? 
A. Voltages. B. Electric magnets. 
C. Generators or turbines. D. Pipes and radiators. 
Question 45: The main forms of power used to generate electricity in Australia are ______. 
A. atomic power and water B. water and coal 
C. sunlight and wind power D. wind and gas 
Question 46: The word "they" in the last paragraph refers to ______. 
A. harmful effects B. the tides C. scientists D. new ways 
Question 47: Electric magnets are used in steel works to ______. 
A. lift heavy weights up to ten tons B. test the steel for strength 
C. heat the molten steel D. boil a jug of water 
Question 48: The advantage of harnessing the power of the tides and of sunlight to generate 
electricity is that they ______. 
A. do not pollute the environment B. are more reliable 
C. are more adaptable D. do not require attention 
Question 49: Which of the following power sources causes pollution by emitting harmful gases? 
A. Sunlight. B. Petrol. C. Water. D. Wind. 
Question 50: The best title for this passage could be ______. 
A. “Types of Power Plants” B. “Electricity: Harmful Effects on Our Life” 
C. “How to Produce Electricity” D. “Why Electricity Is So Remarkable” 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part 
is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions. 
Question 51: A. exist B. extinct C. explorer D. expand 
Question 52: A. eternal B. energy C. eradicate D. eliminate 
Question 53: A. ancient B. educate C. strange D. address 
Question 54: A. desert B. reserve C. observant D. conserve 
Question 55: A. astound B. account C. country D. mounting 
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate 
the correct word(s) for each of the blanks from 56 to 65. 
 In the United States and Canada, it is very important to (56)______ a person directly in the 
eyes when you are having a conversation (57)______ him or her. If you look down or to the side 
when the (58)______ person is talking, that person will think that you are not interested in 
(59)______ he or she is saying. This, (60)______, is not polite. If you look down or to the side when 
you are talking, it might (61)______ that you are not honest. 
 However, people who are speaking will sometimes look away for (62)______ seconds when 
they are thinking or (63)______ to find the right word. But they always turn immediately (64)______ 
to look the listener directly in the eyes. These social "rules" are (65)______ for two men, two women, 
a man and a woman, or an adult and a child. 
Question 56: A. talk B. notice C. get D. look 
Question 57: A. with B. to C. for D. about 
Question 58: A. others B. another C. one D. other 
Question 59: A. which B. what C. that D. where 
Question 60: A. yet B. in addition C. of course D. although 
Question 61: A. become B. come C. seem D. turn 
Question 62: A. a little B. a few C. little D. few 
Question 63: A. trying B. looking C. achieving D. managing 
Question 64: A. up B. back C. down D. over 
Question 65: A. like B. the same C. likely D. such as 
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Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate 
the correct answer to each of the questions from 66 to 75. 
 If parents bring up a child with the sole aim of turning the child into a genius, they will cause a 
disaster. According to several leading educational psychologists, this is one of the biggest mistakes 
which ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too aware of what his parents expect, 
and will fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children. 
 However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are 
ambitious in a sensible way, the child may succeed in doing very well – especially if the parents are 
very supportive of their child. 
 Michael Collins is very lucky. He is crazy about music, and his parents help him a lot by 
taking him to concerts and arranging private piano and violin lessons for him. They even drive him 
50 kilometers twice a week for violin lessons. Michael’s mother knows very little about music, but his 
father plays the trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music 
competitions if he is unwilling. 
 Winston Smith, Michael’s friend, however, is not so lucky. Both his parents are successful 
musicians, and they set too high a standard for Winston. They want their son to be as successful as 
they are and so they enter him for every piano competition held. They are very unhappy when he 
does not win. Winston is always afraid that he will disappoint his parents and now he always seems 
quiet and unhappy. 
Question 66: One of the serious mistakes parents can make is to ______. 
A. push their child into trying too much B. help their child to become a genius 
C. make their child become a musician D. neglect their child’s education 
Question 67: Parents’ ambition for their children is not wrong if they ______. 
A. force their children into achieving success B. themselves have been very successful 
C. understand and help their children sensibly D. arrange private lessons for their children 
Question 68: Who have criticized the methods of some ambitious parents? 
A. Successful musicians. B. Unrealistic parents. 
C. Their children. D. Educational psychologists. 
Question 69: Michael Collins is fortunate in that ______. 
A. his father is a musician B. his parents are quite rich 
C. his mother knows little about music D. his parents help him in a sensible way 
Question 70: The phrase "crazy about" in the passage mostly means ______. 
A. "surprised at" B. "extremely interested in" 
C. "completely unaware of" D. "confused about" 
Question 71: Winston’s parents push their son so much and he ______. 
A. has won a lot of piano competitions B. cannot learn much music from them 
C. has become a good musician D. is afraid to disappoint them 
Question 72: The word "They" in the passage refers to ______. 
A. concerts B. violin lessons C. parents in general D. Michael’s parents 
Question 73: All of the following people are musical EXCEPT _____. 
A. Winston’s father B. Winston’s mother C. Michael’s father D. Michael’s mother 
Question 74: The word "unwilling" in the passage mostly means ______. 
A. "getting ready to do something" B. "eager to do something" 
C. "not objecting to doing anything" D. "not wanting to do something" 
Question 75: The two examples given in the passage illustrate the principle that ______. 
A. successful parents always have intelligent children 
B. successful parents often have unsuccessful children 
C. parents should let the child develop in the way he wants 
D. parents should spend more money on the child’s education 
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in 
meaning to the original sentence in each of the following questions. 
Question 76: Unless someone has a key, we cannot get into the house. 
A. We could not get into the house if someone had a key. 
B. If someone does not have a key, we can only get into the house. 
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C. We can only get into the house if someone has a key. 
D. If someone did not have a key, we could not get into the house. 
Question 77: She knows a lot more about it than I do. 
A. I know as much about it as she does. 
B. I do not know as much about it as she does. 
C. She does not know so much about it as I do. 
D. I know much more about it than she does. 
Question 78: The boy was not allowed to have any friends, so he felt lonely. 
A. Having no friends, the boy felt so lonely. 
B. Not having friends, they made the boy feel lonely. 
C. Having a lot of friends, the boy felt lonely. 
D. Deprived of friends, the boy felt lonely. 
Question 79: Is it essential to meet your aunt at the station? 
A. Did your aunt have to be met at the station? 
B. Does your aunt have to meet at the station? 
C. Does your aunt have to be met at the station? 
D. Was your aunt met at the station? 
Question 80: Conan said to me, "If I were you, I would read different types of books in different 
A. Conan ordered me to read different types of books in different ways. 
B. I said to Conan to read different types of books in different ways to me. 
C. I read different types of books in different ways to Conan as he told me. 
D. Conan advised me to read different types of books in different ways. 
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