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A. Word formation.

1. 1. The problem today is the (responsible)  which the scientist has towards society.

2. 2. The development of science has made many new and (fright)  things possible.

3. 3. Thousands of people could be destroyed by using only a few (fate)  germs.

4. 4. This leads to questioning the values of our present (moral) .

5. 5. Perhaps, we should now consider carefully the effects of present research on future (civil) .

6. 6. The scientist is in a difficult position as his personal (repute)  often results from successful experiments.

7. 7. He is not responsible for himself only, but for the rest of (man)  also.

8. 8. My brother is working for a shampoo (advertise)  company in Hanoi.

9. 9. The manager is seeking for (depend)  employees.

1010. Only an/ a (educate)  person could behave like that. It’s awful!

B. Multiple choice.

2. 1. I hope you won’t take if I tell you the truth.

2. 2. His failure great disappointment to his parents.

3. 3. The Committee took just thirty minutes to the conclusion that action was necessary.

4. Few pleasures can be equal to  of a cool drink on a hot day.

5. 5. his advice I would never have got the job.

A.6. No sooner had he sat down to lunch there was a knock at the door.

7. 7. I would like to offer a small to anyone who finds the missing dog.

8. Could you lend me some money? I’m very of cash at the moment.
9. Mary Smith decided to give up her job for the of her children.
10. I am afraid a rise in salary is just now.


A. Use the correct tense of the verbs given in brackets.

1. If you (tell)  me about that earlier, I (not be)  in trouble now.
2. At last we (reach)  home. Everyone (wait)  for us (begin)  the New Year’s Eve party.
3. Several cars (involve)  in the pile- up in the High Street this morning, because no one (try/ call) the police for help. If someone (phone)  the police immediately, they (be)  able (send)  an ambulance and also direct the traffic, thus (prevent)  the other accidents.
4. It’s no use getting impatient. The plane (not arrive)  until the weather (clear)  up.
5. It (take)  a moment before Nick (realize)  he (offer)  a cigarette by the stranger.
6. Peter and Rachel are brother and sister. Right now their parents (be)  abroad on a trip, so the (stay)  with their grandmother. By the day their parents return, Peter and Rachel (stay)  with their grandmother for a fortnight.

B. Use the correct form of the verbs given in brackets.

1. 1. The bell is ringing. I must stop (do)  my homework (answer)  the phone.

2. 2. My mother regretted (not send)  me to a better school.

3. 3. I’d better (take)  along a raincoat (avoid)  (be)  wet.

4. 4. Too big and too heavy (pull)  behind passenger cars, these mobile homes (move)  by two trucks.

5. 5. The highway patrol advised (take)  the old route through the city.

6. 6. As early as the 15th century, an Italian (name)  Leonard da Vinci (design)  machines that he (think)  it (fly) .

7. 7. As long ago as 1945, Arthur Clark, an English scientist (propose)  that a man (make)  satellite (orbit)  in space (use)  (relay)  signals.

8. 8. We (permit)  (bring)  guests to the ceremony?

C. Out in suitable preposition and adverb particles.

1. While politicians argue  nuclear weapons, ordinary people are simply concerned  staying alive.
2. I’m so tired that I can’t take  what you are saying.
3.  his teens, Scott Joplin took  the piano.
4. I don’t seem to be  common with your idea, but it’s worth looking .
5. The movie was adapted  a book.
6. They find it hard to adapt  new procedures.
7. The employees were advised  the new regulations.
8. Your wishes coincide  mine in this situation.
9. Please move the chairs  the aisle. They are  my way.
10. Mary is afraid  being looked  by the neighbors  not having a washing machine.


A. Fill in each space with one appropriate word.

The generation gap which can be (1)  in many societies in the world is often more noticeable in (2)  experiencing rapid industrialization. In these (3)  it is easy to find (4)  who are much better educated than their parents. (5)  children often feel that their parents are old- fashioned and (6)  they would be more modern had they received better (7) . They may even feel burdened by familial pressure to live according to (8)  rules and values despite a world of change outside the home. They (9)  that their parents would be more (10)  to change their point of (11)  were they to be more aware of the changing pressures of modern living. (12)  the other hand, the parents may reject all (13)  ideas of their children,(14)  out that traditions have existed for centuries and should be (15) . Should conflicts occur within the family, the parents (16)  usually conclude that they are (17)  by the modem attitudes of the children, who have (18)  respect for the traditional (19)  of the society. What will be to (20)  for the family troubles in those cases?

B. Read the following passage and choose the best answer to the question below.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the Us, was from a wealthy, well- known family. As a child, he attended private schools, had private tutors, and travelled with his parents to Europe. He attended Harvard University, and afterward studied law. At the age of 39 Roosevelt suddenly developed polio, a disease that left him without the full use of his legs for the rest of his life. Despite the worst of his illness, he continued his life in politics. In 1924 he appeared at the Democratic National Convention to nominate A1 Smith for President, and eight years after that he himself was nominated for the same office. Roosevelt was elected presidency during the Great Depression of the 1930s, at a time when more than 5,000 banks had failed and thousands of people were out of work. Roosevelt took action. First he declared a bank holiday that closed all the banks so no more could fail; then he opened the banks little by little with government support. Roosevelt believed in using the full power of government to help what he called the “forgotten people”, and it was these workers, the wage earners, who felt the strongest attention toward Roosevelt. There were others, however, who felt that Roosevelt’s policies were destroying the American system of government, and they opposed him in the same intense way that others admired him.

In 1940 the Democrats nominated Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term. No president in American history had served three terms, but Roosevelt felt an obligation not to quit while the United States’ entry into World War II was looming in the future. He accepted the nomination and went on to an easy victory.

1. 1. What does the passage mainly discuss?


2. 2. Which of the following statements is not mentioned in the passage?


3. 3. The phrase “took action” is used to illustrate the idea that Roosevelt ………………………


4. 4. The “little by little” means that Roosevelt ………………………


5. 5. It can inferred from the passage that the people who liked Roosevelt best were ………………………



A. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the one given.

1. 1. She didn’t inherit anything under her uncle’s will. ® Her uncle didn’t

2. 2. The only thing they didn’t steal was the television. ® They stole

3. 3. They had been lost in mountains for three days but they looked strong and healthy.

® ® Even

4. 4. I’ll find that man no matter how long it takes. ® However

5. 5. Is there a possibility that you left the key in the door? ® Could you ?

6. 6. Betty is very happy to look after handicapped people. ® Betty is devoted

7. 7. Nicky runs a successful company and she also manages to look after her four children.

® ® Not only 

8. 8. This is the most amusing thing I have ever read. (such) ®

9. 9. He rushed out of the room. He was shouting at the top of his voice. This was typical.

® ® It was

1010. He said that he had been a long way from the scene of the crime at the time.

® ® He denied 

B. Rewrite the following sentences using exactly the words provided .

111. The cost of excursions is part of the price of the holiday. (includes)

122. Charles and his brother are exactly alike. (look as)


133. What are you thinking at the moment? (mind)

414. What about going to the new film at the Rex tonight? (we)

515. You will find me waiting outside the station, (be)

616. Scientists are on the point of making a vital break through. (about)

717. I work in a factory which has 1,500 employees. (1,500- employee)

818. Just after solving one problem I was faced with another. (when)

919. It is my impression that she is enjoying her new job a great deal. (seems)

10. Mary rang hours and hours ago. (that)