Unit 1 : a day in the life of … Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others

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Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:

1. a. routine b. literature c. kindness d. fifty

2. a. peasant b. appeal c. reason d. teapot

3. a. exactly b. medicine c. pretty d. become

4. a. field b. died c. ties d. pies

5. a. typical b. family c. bicycle d. cycling

6. a .scream b. death c. peasant d. ready

7. a. traveled b. stared c. landed d. seemed

8. a. technology b. teaching c. purchase d. lunch

9. a. frighten b. bridge c. pilot d. fire

10. a. pens b. books c. rulers d. pencils
Pick out the word that has the stress pattern differently from that of other words .

1. a. quarter b. tobacco c. experience d. biology

2. a. history b. education c. literature d. chemistry

3. a. occupation b. peasant c. weather d. passenger

4. a. interesting b. disappointed c. satisfied d. wonderful

5. a. repair b. harrow c. arrive d. announce

Make the correct choice :

1. The boys broke a window when they ________ football.

a. played b. were playing c. had played d. are playing

2. She always goes for a walk with her dog ______ Sunday mornings.

a. in b. on c. at d. during

3. The tea was ______ hot for her to drink.

a. so b. enough c. too d. very

4. She purchased a number of shares in the company.

a. gained b. sold c. dipped d. bought

5. We are leaving Hanoi ______ Ho Chi Minh City at 2 o’clock this afternoon.

a. for b. in c. to d. at

6. David is not contented with his job .

a. excited about b. satisfied with c. disappointed with d. interested in

7. They _______ the seedlings into peaty soil

a. lead b. plough c. transplant d. take

8. She ran ______ than her friends .

A. slower b. more slowly c. slowlier d. as slow

9. We didn’t go ______ the party because some friends came to stay with us.

a. to b. for c. at d. in

10. All the teachers ______ him because he is well-behaved.

a. loves b. love c. is loving d. loved

11. He gave up his job ______ he was ill.

a. in spite of b. although c. because of d. because

12. Because ______, he couldn’t read the letter.

a. it was dark b. the darkness c. of dark d. being dark

13. No longer ______ for that company.

a. does he works b. works he c. does he work d. he works

14. If I ______ time tonight, I would go shopping.

a. have had b. had c. had had d. would have

15. I wish I had learnt to type ______ I was a student.

a. because b. if c. when d. though

16. ______ he quits smoking, he will die.

a. If b. Unless c. Although d. Because

17. He spent a whole day ______ the radio.

a. repairing b. to repair c. repaired d. repair

18. More newspapers ______ in this city.

a. are selling b. are being sold c. sell d. sold

19. She sings more ______ than you do.

a. beautifully b. beautiful c. well d. badly

20. The bill ______ before the fifth of the month.

a. had to pay b. had to be paid c. had paid d. paid

21. He arrived ______ Hanoi at 8.30 in the evening.

a. to b. at c. in d. for

22. If it doesn’t rain, they ______ for a picnic.

a. would go b. have gone c. go d. will go

23. It was ______ crazy story that nobody believed it.

a. so b. very c. such d. too

24. Their crop was ______ good that they decided to give a party.

a. very b. too c. such d. so

25. She asked how long it would take us ______ there.

a. to get b. to getting c. getting d. get

26. Mrs. Reed ______ on the radio in her car while she was driving home yesterday.

a. was turning b. turning c. turned d. turns

27. She was listening to some music when she suddenly _____ a siren.

a. heard b. hears c. hearing d. hear

28. She looked in her mirror ______ an ambulance behind her.

a. saw b. and see c. and was seeing d. and saw

29. She immediately ______ her car to the side of the road and waited for the ambulance to pass.

a. pulls b. pulled c. pulling d. to pull

30. I ______ such a stupid person.

a. have seen never b. have never seen c. never have seen d. see never

Choose one sentence ( A, B, C, or D) that is almost the same in meaning the sentence given

1. Your house is bigger than mine.

a. My house is smaller than yours. c. My house is smaller than your.

b. My house is not as big as yours. d. A and C are correct.

2. Would you please do it for me?

a. Would you please doing it for me? c. Would you please to do it for me?

b. Would you mind doing it for me? d. Would you mind to do it for me?

3. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

a. Neil Armstrong was the first man who walks on the moon.

b. Neil Armstrong was the first man who walked on the moon.

c. Neil Armstrong was the first man who he walks on the moon.

d. Neil Armstrong was the first man who he walked on the moon.

4. She stepped back and didn’t say a word.

a. She stepped back when didn’t say a word.

b. She stepped back until didn’t say a word.

c. She stepped back without saying a word.

d. She stepped back before she said a word.

5. We stayed in that hotel despite the noise.

a. Despite the hotel is noisy, we stayed there.

b. We stayed in the noisy hotel and we liked it.

c. Although the hotel was noisy, we stayed there.

d. Because of the noise, we stayed in the hotel.

: Identify one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect:

1. Despite­ taking a taxi, Bill arrive late for the concert.

a b c d

2. She worked too hard that she became ill.

a b c d

3. It was such good book that I couldn’t put it down.

a b c d

4. The man was injured in the accident was taken to the hospital.

a b c d

5. She sings more better than you do.

a b c d

6. Nam didn’t want to go on vacation, so he stays at home all week.

a b c d

7. Tom watches usually television in the evening.

a b c d

8. These pupils never are late for school.

a b c d

9. It was an extremely frightened experience in my life.

a b c d

10. Mark went on working in spite he felt unwell.

a b c d

: Read the passage and make the correct choice:

David Evans is a farmer. He does the farming on his own land in Wales. The farm has (1) ______ to his family for generations. The soil is poor. David (2) _____ sheep on his land. He does not employ (3) _____ full-time workers. His sons help him when they are not (4) _____ school. His wife adds to the family income by selling eggs (5) _____ her hens produce. In summer, she often takes paying guests into the (6) _____. The guests from the city enjoy their quiet holiday in the clean country air (7) _____ Mrs Evans enjoys having some (8) _____ money to spend on clothes for her children and herself. However, it is a lonely life for the Evans family when the guests have gone. The question is that if his children want to (9) _____ the farm when Mr Evans gives up working. Country life is quiet and peaceful to them. It is quite likely that they will leave the farm (10) _____ the city some day.

1. a. been b. depended c. belonged d. possessed

2. a. feeds b. grows c. leads d. raises

3. a. some b. more c. much d. any

4. a. at b. for c. to d. on

5. a. who b. which c. when d. whose

6. a. school b. road c. farmhouse d. field

7. a. when b. so that c. if d. and

8. a. any b. extra c. interest d. free

9. a. take off b. take over c. take after d. take in

10.a. for b. in c. at d. of

< VII >: Read the passage below and choose the best answer

All of us have to work to earn a living ourselves and to help our family. However, we work not only for material life but also for many other things. We are working to prove our ability. We feel self-confident and proud because we are independent. Anyone who works is regarded as a useful member of society. We're working, that means we're contributing to our country. Working helps us train our minds because we always try our best to do the job. The better we work, the more money we earn and that encourages us to work harder. Without working, a man's life will be empty, purposeless and meaningless and it's easy for a jobless person to do wrongs.

1. Why should we work?

a. Because we have to c. It makes our material life worse

b. It makes ourselves purposeless d. It makes ourselves better

2. What can we get from work beside money?

a. Many other important things c. Some salary

b. Meaningless feeling d. Nothing

3. What will happen if we work more?

a. We feel better c. We earn more

b. We contribute more d. All are correct

4. What helps us work harder?

a. good way b. good pay c. good life d. none are correct

5. Without working, how is one's life?

a. better b. more confident c. prouder d. boring

    1. It's the most __________________ film I've ever seen (fright)

    2. They are going to announce the__________________ of the Prince. (arrive)

    3. Their __________________ has lasted a lifetime. (friend)

    4. It is usually forbidden to destroy __________________ buildings. (history)

    5. Your money will be refunded if the goods are not to your complete_____________ .(satisfy)
    6. What is the __________________ of the runway at this airport?(long)

    7. The __________________ of the royal birth was broadcast to the nation. (announce)

    8. The plane arrived __________________ after a violent storm .(safe)

    9. War always __________________ human lives. (danger)

    10. Do you believe in life after __________________? (die)

    11. He didn’t participate in __________________ programs. (physic)

    12. The smoke that comes from a lit cigarette contains many different poisonous _________________ (chemist)

    13. I am much _______________in this film because it is very _______________ .(interest)

    14. Our __________________ from Paris to London departs at 8.00 tomorrow morning .(fly)

    15. All the rooms were __________________ furnished.(comfort)

: Rewrite the sentences below, beginning with the words given.

  1. They will spend two years building the house.

- It will take _______________________________________________________________.

  1. Their game of badminton is always on Saturday.

- They ___________________________________________________________________.

3. She always walks to school.

- She always goes _________________________________________________________.

4. Whose handbag is this?

- Whom _________________________________________________________________.

5. I found it a bit difficult to get into work this morning.

- Getting ________________________________________________________________.

6. You still remember the flight of July 14, don’t you?

- You don’t ______________________________________________________________.

7. Someone told me about the change of the plan.

- I ______________________________________________________________________.

8. He felt sick from eating too many cakes.

- Because he _____________________________________________________________.

9. Someone knocked at the door in the middle of our lunch.

- While we ______________________________________________________________.

10. Mr.Vy often spends 15 minutes leading the buffalo to the field.

- It takes ________________________________________________________________.

11. No other city in Vietnam is as large as HCM city.

- HCM city _______________________________________________________________.

12. I don’t play the guitar as well as he does.

- He plays _______________________________________________________________.

13. He is fat . He can’t get through that door

- He is so ________________________________________________________________.

14.The room is so tidy that it took us one hour to clean it.

- It is such _______________________________________________________________.

15. My friend writes this report .

- This report ______________________________________________________________.

< X >: Match the underlined verbs in column A with their meaning in column B:


1. When did the plane take off? A. building

2. The thief ran away when the burglar alarm went off. B. move downward

3. Let’s take a break. We’ll go on when you are ready. C. made … stop burning

4. Could you get me up early tomorrow? D. leave the ground

5. She laughed and chatted happily with other women. E. talked in a friendly way

6. Did anyone see Sue getting on the bus? F. stopped

7. Suddenly the plane seemed to dip. G. getting into

8. I’ve given up trying to understand her. H. get out of bed

9. We had trouble putting up the tent in he dark. I. continue

10. Five fighters soon put out the fire. J. rang
< XI >: Put the verbs in brackets in the present
and the past simple tense:

  1. I (have) __________ coffee for breakfast every day.

2. They (begin) __________ to study at this school 7 years ago.

3. It (rain) __________ very much in the summer.

4. Bad students never (work) __________ hard.

5. He (visit) ______ his friend yesterday and (find) ______ that he had been out.

6. She sometimes (buy) ___________ vegetables at his market.

7. I have not seen John for a long time. I (see) __________ him 3 weeks ago.

8. It (be) __________ very cold now.

9. I (need) ____________ some money for my textbooks.

10. Tom (like) __________ to go to the museums.

11. He (read) __________ that novel again during my last vacation.

12. I often (leave) __________ the city at weekends.

13.The sun (set)___________ in the west.

14. My friend (study) __________ English for an hour every night.

15. Honesty (be) __________ the best policy.

16. The earth (move) __________ round the sun.

17. Two and two (make) __________ four.

18. We (watch) __________ a good programme on TV last night.

19. Mary (love) ­__________ ice-cream.

20. I (have) __________ a little trouble with my car last week.

21. We always (do) ___________ our exercises carefully.

22. I (meet) __________ Mary last night. She’s become a very big girl.

23. She (go) __________ to school every day.

24. How long ago (he start) __________ to learn French ?

25. We seldom (eat) __________ before 6.30.

26. She (lose) __________ her handbag on the train yesterday morning.

27. When he grew old, he often (think) ________ of all the things he had done when he (be)

_________ young.

28. I always (tell) _______ you to comb your hair, but you never (do) ____ what I (say) _____ .

29. When I (hear) _______ a knock at the door last night, I (walk) ___________ to the door

and (open) ___________ it. When I (open) _________the door, I (see) ________my

brother. I (greet) ________ him and (ask) _______ him to come in.

30. I (see) _______ you in the school play last night. You (do) _______ a terrific acting job.

Had you ever acted in a play before this one?

-Yes, I (start) _________ acting when I was in elementary school.

< XII > : Complete each sentence with an appropriate adverb of frequency:

( always, usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, rarely, never.)

1. Every morning he cleans his teeth. He __________ cleans his teeth in the morning.

2. She gets up at 7 o'clock from Monday to Saturday, but on Sunday she gets up at 11 o'clock. She _________ gets up at 7 o'clock.

3. They like films. They see all the new films. They _________ go to the cinema.

4. He's got a radio and a television. He _________ listens to the radio, and he _________watches television.

5. Her brother lives in London. She doesn't. She sees him four or five times every year. She _________ sees him.

6. He doesn't usually smoke, but at Christmas, after dinner, he has a cigar. He _________ smokes cigars.

7. She doesn't like whisky. She _________drinks whisky.

The First Step Is Always The Hardest

(Vaïn Söï Khôûi Ñaàu Nan)


< I >: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:

1. a. ugly b. luggage c. utter d. huge

2. a. target b. march c. arrive d. arch

3. a. cousin b. blouse c. mountain d. mouse

4. a. money b. monument c. wonderful d. mother

5. a. guitar b. farther c. grammar d. far

6. a. history b. film c. file d. various

7. a. pulse b. popular c. shut d. runner

8. a. cooked b. stopped c. finished d. visited

9. a. lips b. months c. rockets d. fingers

10. a. missed b. divided c. watched d. looked
Pick out the word that has the stress pattern differently from that of other words .

1 a. worry b. enjoy c. practice d. visit

2. a. corner b. opinion c. literature d. household

3. a. attention b. party c. program d. physics

4. a. geography b. memory c. difference d. subject

5. a. entertain b. remember c. improve d. decide

: Make the correct choice :

1. I’d like to stay at home instead of ________ to the cinema.

a. go b. going c. went d. to go

2. I would rather ________ unemployed than ________ in that factory.

a. to be/to work b. be/work c. being/work d. being/working

3. The light _______ out while we were having tea.

a. was going b. went c. had gone d. has gone

4.”I don’t think he is a bad boy” . “ _________”

a. I do either b. So do I c. I do , too d. Neither do I

5. The weather is ______ awful that I don’t like going out this evening.

a. such b. so c. too d. very

6. Let your name be written ________ the sheet of paper.

a. by b. on c. with d. of

7. My father had a worker ________ a fence round our garden.

a. make b. making c. to make d. made

8. I think she is accustomed to ________ English at a private school.

a. taught b. teach c. teaching d. be taught

9. The three friends all ________ for the same job.

a. requested b. applied c. intended d. referred

10. The children could hardly ________ to leave their pets behind.

a. forget b. regret c. bear d. seem

11. This book was written by a well-known writer. It is worth ________.

a. read b. to read c. reading d. have read

12. She remembered the correct address only ________ she had posted letter.

a. since b. afterwards c. following d. after

13. You don’t mind looking ________ the baby, do you ?

aA. after b. for c. at d. in

14. His parents never allowed him ________.

a. a smoking b. smoking c. to smoke d. smoke

15. Every student_____ to finish this test in 45'.

a. having b. had c. have d. has

16. Two weeks _______ too long for me to wait.

a. is b. are c. were d. have

17.Mathematics is my favorite ________ .

a. routine b. task c. subject d. language

18. Let’s go for a walk, _______ ?

a. do you b. shall we c. do we d. don’t you

19. If I give you the information, I _______ loosing my job.

a. expect b. mean c. prepare d. risk

20. So far, many beautiful buildings _______ in Bangkok.

a. were built b. have been built c. are building d. have built

21.I’m going to be an engineer in ten years’ time ? - ______ are you going to be?

a. Who b. What c. How d. When

22. It’s high time you began to study _______ .

a. serious b. more serious c. most serious d. seriously

23. My shoes need _______.

a. to mend b. to be mended c. mend d. mended

24.Most people start to lose their memory as they get older .

a. ability to remember c. ability to impress

b. ability to admiration d. ability to affect

25. I can’t bear _______ such tight shoes.

a. wear b. wearing c. to wear d. worn

26. It was difficult _______ a date which was convenient for everyone.

a. making b. to make c. make d. made

27. Do you _______ to tell the police about the missing money ?

a. admit b. confess c. deny d. intend

28. Examinations make me _______ I always get _______.

a. angry/being nervous b. anger/nervously c. angrily/nervous d. angry/nervous

29. ______ does Basil keep looking at his watch ?

a. What b. Who c. Why d. Which

30. The shops are always _______ of people at Christmas .

a. full b. stuffed c. busy d. crowded

Choose one sentence ( A, B, C, or D) that is almost the same in meaning the sentence given

1. Unlike my sister, I exercise every day.

a. My sister exercises every day but I don't c. My sister and I exercise every day.

b. I exercise every day but my sister doesn't d. I don’t like my sister to exercise

2. Taking photographs is not permitted here

a. Photographers must not use flash here c. Do not remove these photographs

b. Do not use your camera here d. Photographs are on sale here

3. I don’t know ________.

a. when was this house built c. when this house was built

b. who did this house belong to d. when does this house belong to

4. I like football and my brother does, too.

a. Neither my brother nor I like football.

b. Both my brother and I like football.

c. I like football more than my brother does.

d. I like football but my brother likes it more than me

5. They can’t work and travel because they are old.

a. Because of their old age, they can’t work and travel.

b. In spite of their old age, they can work and travel.

c. Despite their old age, they still work and travel.

d. Even though they work and travel, they are old.

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