Đề số 27 luyện thi Tiếng Anh ĐGNL ĐHQG TP.HCM

2/24/2021 10:09:00 AM

When I was at college I ____ three foreign languages, but I ____ all except a few words of each.

  • spoke/ had forgotten
  • spoke/ have forgotten
  • had spoken/ had forgotten
  • had spoken/ have forgotten
She sat there quietly, but during all that time she was getting _____. Finally, she exploded.
  • more and more angry
  • the more angry
  • the most angry
  • angrier and angrier
_____ of Albania was once forested, but _____ of the Original vegetation remains, due to centuries of clearing and livestock grazing.
  • Much - little
  • Many - none
  • Some - few
  • Most - any
Being mistaken as a genuine precious artifact, the artificial vase was initially valued ______ $2000.
  • for
  • with
  • at
  • of
Sex before _____ is strongly disapproved in some cultures.
  • get married
  • marry
  • marriage
  • married

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Fred Astaire is said to have been the most popular dancer of his time, but he was also a talented actor, a singer, and choreographer.

  • is said
  • to have been
  • of his time
  • a singer

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Tom is the kind of person to who one can talk about anything.

  • the kind
  • to who
  • can talk
  • anything

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Neither of the students know how to trap wild birds or how to cook them in the rain forest.

  • of the
  • know
  • or
  • cook

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Electric domestic heating systems are uneconomic to use.

  • Electric
  • heating
  • are
  • uneconomic

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Animals like frogs have waterproof skin that prevents it from drying out quickly in air, sun, or wind

  • have
  • that
  • it
  • wind

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

"I don't see any good point in this movie because both the story and the soundtrack are terrible," said the woman.

  • The woman admitted not seeing the movie well since the story was as bad as the soundtrack.
  • The woman believed that she did not see this movie well because of the terrible story and soundtrack.
  • The woman complained that she did not see any point in that movie owing to the terrible story and soundtrack.
  • The woman underrated the movie due to its terrible story and soundtrack.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

There is little pleasure to be gained from a gift given unwillingly.

  • More enjoyment can be found in giving a present than in receiving it.
  • Presents should only be given if you think it’ll make the receiver happy.
  • You will certainly not enjoy giving a present to a person you don’t like.
  • Unless a present is given freely, it won’t bring much happiness.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

You're not obliged to sign the contract now, but a delay may mean losing the position.

  • The company offering the contract would like you to think carefully before signing the document.
  • The job will certainly be given to somebody less hesitant if you do not sign at once.
  • You do not have to sign the contract immediately, but the company doesn’t promise to reserve the job for you.
  • You must wait before signing a contract even if you feel you should accept employment straightaway.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

The level of unemployment in this district is said to be far higher than anywhere else in the country.

  • This area is worse than the rest of the country, especially in terms of the quality of work that gets done.
  • The lack of work is not so serious in the rest of the country as it is in this area.
  • People talk about losing their jobs much more around here than elsewhere in the country.
  • Because of its position, this region has fewer job offers than other places in the country.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

After the members of the committee had had lunch, they discussed the problem.

  • Having been served lunch, it was discussed by the committee members of the problem.
  • Having been served lunch, the problem was discussed by the members of the committee.
  • Having been served lunch, a discussion of the problem was made by the members of the committee.
  • Having been served lunch, the committee members discussed the problem.

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.

The handling and delivery of mail has always been a serious business, underpinned by the trust of the public in requiring timeliness, safety, and confidentiality. After early beginnings using horseback and stagecoach, and although cars and trucks later replaced stagecoaches and wagons, the Railway Mail Service still stands as one of America’s most resourceful and exciting postal innovations. This service began in 1832, but grew slowly until the Civil War. Then from 1862, by sorting the mail on board moving trains, the Post Office Department was able to decentralize its operations as railroads began to crisscross the nation on a regular basis, and speed up mail delivery. This service lasted until 1974. During peak decades of service, railway mail clerks handled 93% of all non-local mail and by 1905 the service had over 12,000 employees.

Railway Post Office trains used a system of mail cranes to exchange mail at stations without stopping. As a train approached the crane, a clerk prepared the catcher arm which would then snatch the incoming mailbag in the blink of an eye. The clerk then booted out the outgoing mailbag. Experienced clerks were considered the elite of the Postal Service’s employees, and spoke with pride of making the switch at night with nothing but the curves and feel of the track to warn them of an upcoming catch. They also worked under the greatest pressure and their jobs were considered to be exhausting and dangerous. In addition to regular demands of their jobs they could find themselves the victims of train wrecks and robberies.

As successful as it was, “mail-on-the-fly” still had its share of glitches. If they hoisted the train’s catcher arm too soon, they risked hitting switch targets, telegraph poles or semaphores, which would rip the catcher arm off the train. Too late, and they would miss an exchange.

Which of the following can be inferred from the first paragraph?

  • There was a high turnover of railway mail clerks.
  • The development of the mail roads during the second half of the 19th century enabled Post Office Department to focus on timeliness.
  • During the 19th century, the Post Office Department was more concerned about speeding up mail delivery than the safety of its clerks.
  • Mail was often lost or damaged as it was exchanged on the mail crane.

The word “glitches” in the third paragraph is closet in meaning to _____.

  • accidents
  • blames
  • advantages
  • problems

Which of the following is TRUE about the staff according to the passage?

  • Clerks booted out the outgoing mailbag before snatching the incoming bag.
  • Clerks often used an artificial arm to catch and boot out the mailbag.
  • The Railway Mail clerk’s job was considered superior because it was exciting but unsafe.
  • Despite their success, railway mail clerks only handled a small proportion of all non-local mail.

The word "they" in bold in the third paragraph refers to _____.

  • clerks
  • glitches
  • wrecks
  • robberies

What does the passage mainly discuss?

  • How the mail cranes exchanged the mail.
  • Improvements in mail handling and delivery.
  • How Post Office Trains handled the mail without stopping.
  • The skills of experienced clerks.