The following text is for questions 23 to 26
About a month ago, I was walking alone on the beach on a warm evening. I had finished all my homework, and I wanted to relax.
Suddenly, I saw two small children who were digging in the sand. They had found something, and they were looking at it. It was big, reddish-brown and made of metal. When I looked at it, I knew immediately that it was an old bomb!
First, I told the children to move away from the bomb. Fortunately, I had my mobile phone with me, so I called the police and told them what we had found. Fifteen minutes later, the police arrived and I explained everything to them. Then I went home again.
The next day, I read the newspaper that the police had blown up the very high explosive bomb. It had been in the sand on the beach for over sixty years. It was from the Second World War, and it was very dangerous!
1. The text tells us about the writer’s….
C. terrible experience
D. embarrassing moment
2. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
A. Two children found a bomb.
B. The bomb was made of metal.
C. The children looked at the bomb.
D. The writer was digging in the sand.
3. Why was the bomb dangerous?
A. It was in the sand for over sixty years.
B. It was big and made of metal.
C. It had explosive power.
D. The police blew it up.
4. “ It was from the Second World War, and it was very dangerous!” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word refers to the….
The following text is for questions 31 to 33
LITTLE BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER
Maltreated by their stepmother who was a witch, a little brother and sister fled into the woods. After running for a while, the brother said, “I’m thirsty. Let’s find a spring and have a drink.”
However, as the young boy bent down to drink, his sister heard a voice which said:”Who drinks from me will turn into a fawn.” It was the witch! Too late, the sister tried to prevent her brother from drinking.
The young boy changed at once into a fawn. In tears, the little girl made a lead collar out of her belt, and led the fawn off to the woods. There they found an abandoned cottage and lived together, far from any danger.
One day, the King was hunting in the woods, and he spied the fawn, which could not resist the urge to wander away from the cottage. The King and his hunters chased the fawn all the way back home. The King followed it into the cottage, where he found a young girl stroking the frightened animal. She was so beautiful and gentle that the King fell in love with her at once. He asked her to be his wife, and his words caused the maiden to cry for joy. When her tears fell on the fawn, it changed back into her brother. Their goodness and love had overcome the witch’s evil spell, and they lived happily with King ever after.
5. Why did the brother and sister flee into the woods?
A. Because they wanted to leave home
B. Because they wanted to find a spring
C. Because they had been maltreated by their step mother
D. Because they had been treated well by their stepmother
6. What made the fawn change back to be a young boy ?
A. The King’s request to marry his sister
B. The sister’s love and tenderness
C. The King’s desire to catch him
D. The sister’s beauty
7. “She was so beautiful and gentle.......” (paragraph 4 line 4-5)
The underlined word can be best replaced by........
8. “The king followed it into the cottage.” (paragraph 4 line 3)
The word “it” in the sentence refers to .....
A. the fawn
B. the cottage
C. the woods
D. the home
9. What is the communicative purpose of the text?
A. To describe something
B. To entertain the readers
C. To tell the past event
D. To explain how to make something
The following text is for questions no.36 to 39.
Once upon a time in the jungle, there lived a fox. His name was Rox. No one didn’t know him. Everybody in the jungle was afraid of him because his face and style looked very vicious.
One day in a summer beautiful morning, when Rox was drinking at the side of the river, he saw a little rabbit in danger. A snake came sneaking behind the rabbit. The snake was going to eat the rabbit. Rox jumped over the snake as soon as possible and scared the snake away.
The little rabbit then felt relieved that Rox had just saved his life from the threat of the dangerous snake. After that, the little rabbit told the whole jungle that Rox was a kind fox. He had just saved his life. There was no need to be afraid of him anymore.
10. What does the passage talk about?
A. The fox and the rabbit
B. The snake and the fox
C. The jungle animals
D. The vicious fox
11. What did the little rabbit do when the fox saved his life?
A. Frightened the whole jungle about the vicious fox.
B. Scared the whole jungle about the vicious fox.
C. Saved the jungle from the fox.
D. Told the whole jungle about the kind fox.
12. What can we learn from the story?
A. Don’t eat fox.
B. Don’t easily believe on people’s thought.
C. Don’t blame someone else for your own fault.
D. Be careful when crossing the forest.
Read the text to answer questions 39 to 42.
A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land, a deluge. It is usually due to the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake, exceeding the total capacity of the body, and as a result some of the water flows or sits outside the normal perimeter of the body. It can also occur in rivers, when the strength of the river is so high that it flows right out of the river channel, usually at corners or meanders. These, of course, are not applicable in such instances as sea flooding.
A flood occurs when an area of land, usually low-lying, is covered with water. The worst floods usually occur when a river overflows its banks. Floods happen when soil and vegetation cannot absorb all the water. The water then runs off the land in quantities that cannot be carried in stream channels or kept in natural ponds or man-made reservoirs.
Periodic floods occur naturally on many rivers, forming an area known as the flood plain. These river floods usually result from heavy rain, sometimes combined with melting snow, which causes the rivers to overflow their banks. A flood that rises and falls rapidly with little or no advance warning is called a flash flood. Flash floods usually result from intense rainfall over a relatively small area, as happened in 2007 with the Sudan floods. Coastal areas are occasionally flooded by high tides caused by severe winds on ocean surfaces, or by tsunami waves caused by undersea earthquakes.
13. The text tells us about….
14. “Floods happen when soil and vegetation cannot absorb all the water.” (paragraph 2 line 3)
The underlined word can be replaced by….
15. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
A. Periodic floods occur naturally on many rivers.
B. Floods can be caused by rapid undersea earthquakes.
C. The river floods are the result of occasionally melting snow.
D. Floods can happen in certain areas based on several causes.
16. What is a flash flood?
A. A flood that rises and falls rapidly usually with no prior warning.
B. It is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land.
C. A flood that occurs because of melting snow.
D. The water that runs off the land.
For questions 43 to 45, choose the correct words to complete the text with
Eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus) is a tail evergreen tree ….. (43) to Australia and Tasmania. There are many species of eucalyptus. Some are the size of an ornamental shrub and some ….. (44) to be giant trees. The type of eucalyptus that is most often used ….. (45) is called blue gum or Australian fever tree because it helps some medical conditions
17. A. available
18. A. bloom
19. A. clinically
For questions 46 to 48, choose the correct words to complete the text with
The mail box can be your doorway to the world. It is because the mail box (46) …. many countries. Through it you can go into nearly every country in the world. Each postage stamp becomes a personal messenger of your letter.
If your letter, document, postcard, or package is going overseas, they will pass through many hands and perhaps many lands. It is the duty of our postal service to see that your mail gets to its destination as (47)… as possible.
Basically, mail is handled in the same way in almost every country. A stamped letter is mailed from the post office or mail box. The mail is collected from the mail boxes on a (48) … schedule. All letters, postcard and parcels are taken to a central post office which employ many people.
20. A. combines
21. A. rapidly
22. A. regular
23. Arrange the following words into a good sentence.
allowed – are – into – cars – the centre of – on Sundays – the city – not – morning
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A. 4 – 2 – 3 – 7 – 8 – 1 – 5 – 6 – 9
B. 6 – 4 – 2 – 8 – 3 – 1 – 5 – 9 – 7
C. 4 – 2 – 8 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 1 – 9
D. 6 – 9 –4 – 2 – 8 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 7
24. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph
1. We left from school at seven thirty in the morning
2. We were really happy
3. The air was so fresh, and the water from up was so clear and cool
4. Last week we went on a trip to see a waterfall
5. At noon, we had lunch together
6. We arrive on the waterfall site at nine o’clock
7. Some of us played with water and the others just watched the scenery
8. It was so high, more than 100 meters
9. It was a nice place, especially the waterfall
The best arrangement is ...
A. 4 – 1 – 6 – 9 – 3 – 5 – 2 – 7 – 8
B. 4 – 1 – 6 – 9 – 7 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 5
C. 4 – 1 – 6 – 9 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 2 – 3
D. 4 – 1 – 6 – 9 – 8 – 3 – 7 – 5 – 2