Đề số 21 luyện thi Tiếng Anh ĐGNL ĐHQG TP.HCM

11/18/2020 10:36:00 AM

Is it really the first time _________ first class?

  • you ever fly
  • you’re ever flying
  • you’ve ever flown
  • you’ve ever been flying

My uncle's family have lived on the farm ______ ages.

  • at
  • since
  • from
  • for

Not being chosen for the team was a great ______ to him.

  • appointment
  • appoint
  • disappoint
  • disappointment

________ good teacher must have ________ additional activities prepared for weak students.

  • The / x
  • The / a
  • A / x
  • The / an

Some people think that living in the countryside is ______ than living in the city.

  • comfortable
  • as comfortable
  • more comfortable
  • the most comfortable

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

There are a number of updated entrances in the latest edition of the encyclopedia.

  • are
  • entrances
  • the
  • of

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Either Mr. Anderson or Ms. Wiggins are going to teach our class today as our teacher has been staying in the hospital.

  • Either
  • are
  • as
  • has been staying

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

A paragraph is a portion of a text consists of one or more sentences related to the same idea.

  • A paragraph
  • consists of
  • sentences
  • related to

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is advisable that students, who are not good at math, not require to take advanced math in high school.

  • that
  • who
  • not require
  • in

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

I looked everywhere for my keys but I could only find your.

  • for
  • but
  • only
  • your

Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option to answer the questions.

Have you ever thought about the names of the months? Why are “January” and “February” not called “Primo” or “Secondo”? Is it because the original names were created in ancient times? Or is it because the originators preferred odd words?

Take February, for example. Say it aloud a few minutes and you start to wonder. Most people don’t know who developed these names. However, a little research reveals that the names of the months came mostly from a combination of the names of Roman gods and goddesses, important festivals, and the original numbers of the months.

Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII change the calendar to make it more exact. Caesar developed a new calendar of 364 and a quarter days, the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun from one spring season to the next. The Pope’s astronomers refined the calendar regarding leap years; they determined that there should be no leap year in years ending in 00- unless they were divisible by 400; the years 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2100 would not be considered leap years, while the years 1600 and 2000 would be. This new Gregorian calendar was so accurate that today, scientists need only add leap seconds every few years to the clock in order to keep the calendar matching the Earth’s cycles.

What is the topic of the passage?

  • how the modern calendar was named and developed
  • how the months were named
  • how the leap year system was developed
  • how accurate the modern day is calendar

What can be inferred about the names of the months?

  • They are often written in shortening forms.
  • They are difficult to pronounce.
  • They are originated from the names of the Kings.
  • They are created from strange words.

The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to_________.

  • calendars
  • days
  • astronomers
  • years

Why is Caesar important in calendar making?

  • Because he wanted to change the length of the year.
  • Because he was likely to extend the summer.
  • Because he altered the number of days in the years.
  • Because he intended to have a month named for him.

The word “refined” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to_________.

  • studied
  • invented
  • observed
  • improved

Choose the sentence closest in meaning to the following sentence.

It can’t be denied that today communication is a lot easier than it was 50 years ago.

  • It can’t be denied that 50 years ago communication was as easy as it is today.
  • It can’t be denied that today communication is as easy as it was 50 years ago.
  • It can’t be denied that 50 years ago communication was not as easy as it is today.
  • It can’t be denied that 50 years ago communication was a lot easier than it is today.

Choose the sentence closest in meaning to the following sentence.

Should you choose not to continue with your education, we will still support you.

  • We would be willing to support you if you needed help with your studies.
  • If you don't carry on with your education, we'll be unable to help you.
  • We are prepared to stand by you even if you decide to give up your education.
  • Even though you've stopped studying, we still have confidence in you.

Choose the sentence closest in meaning to the following sentence.

The thief wore gloves so as to avoid leaving any fingerprints.

  • The thief wore gloves so as to not leave any fingerprints.
  • The thief wore gloves in order not to leave any fingerprints.
  • The thief wore gloves so that not leave any fingerprints.
  • The thief wore gloves in order to not leave any fingerprints.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

“Why don’t we stay for another two days in this fantastic resort?” said Nancy to her husband.

  • Nancy and her husband liked the resort so much that they wanted to extend their holiday two more days.
  • Nancy asked her husband the reason why they wouldn’t be able to stay at that beautiful resort for two
  • Talking to her husband, Nancy suggested extending their holiday in that marvelous resort two more days.
  • Nancy couldn’t think of a reason why they couldn’t stay at that wonderful resort for two days.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

You needn't take the course if you don't want to.

  • You are under no obligation to take the course.
  • You shouldn't take the course it is not necessary.
  • You don't have to take any course you don't like.
  • You'd better not take the course if you don't want to.