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Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH - BẢNG A Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề) 

(Đề gồm 12 trang) 





Băng số: 

Giám khảo l 

Bằng chữ: 

Giám khảo 2: 


Part 1. You are going to hear a talk. As you listen, fill in the missing information. For questions 1- 15, write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in the spaces provided. Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 


ago in South 

At some point in your life, you've probably eaten a potato. Delicious, for sure, but the fact is potatoes have played a much more significant role in our history than just that of (1)_____ we have come to know and love today. Without the potato, our modern civilization might not exist at all. (2). America, high atop the Andes, ancient Peruvians were the first to (3) Containing high levels of proteins and carbohydrates, as well as essential fats, vitamins and minerals, potatoes were the perfect food source to fuel a large Incan working class as they built and farmed their (4). mined the Rocky Mountains, and created the sophisticated civilization of the great Incan Empire. But considering how vital. they were to the Incan people, when (5). returning from the Andes first brought potatoes to Europe, the spuds were duds. Europeans simply didn't want to eat what they considered dull and (6). from a strange new land, too closely related to the deadly nightshade plant belladonna for comfort. So instead of consuming them, they used potatoes as (7). More than 200 years would pass before the potato 

caught on as a major food source throughout Europe, though even then, it was (8). eaten by the lower classes. However, beginning around 1750, and thanks at least in part to the wide availability of inexpensive and nutritious potatoes, (9)_ _____with greater food security no longer found themselves at the mercy of the regularly occurring grain famines of the time, and so their populations steadily grew. As a result, the British, Dutch and German Empires rose on the backs of the growing groups of farmers, laborers, and soldiers, thus lifting the West to its place of (10). However, not all European countries sprouted empires. After the Irish adopted the potato, their population dramatically increased, as did their dependence on the tuber as a major food staple. But then disaster struck. From (11). potato blight disease ravaged the majority of Ireland's potato crop, leading to the Irish Potato Famine, one of (12). in world history. Over a million Irish citizens (13). 

and 2 million more left their 

homes behind. But of course, this wasn't the end for the potato. The crop eventually recovered, and Europe's population, especially the working classes, continued to increase. Aided by the influx of (14) Europe now had a large, sustainable, and well-fed population who were capable of manning the emerging factories that would bring about our modern world via the Industrial Revolution. So it's almost impossible to imagine a world without the potato. Would the Industrial Revolution ever have happened? Would World War II have been lost by the Allies without this easy-to-grow crop that fed the 


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Allied troops? Would it even have started? When you think about it like this, many (15)________in world history can all be at least partially attributed to the simple spud from the Peruvian hilltops. 

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Part 2. You will hear an interview in which two students, a girl called Tamsin and a boy called Farid, are talking about whether to go to university or not. You are supposed to do BOTH TASKS AT THE SAME TIME while listening. You will listen twice. 

For questions 16-20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear. Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 

16. What alternative to going to university has Farid's sister suggested to him? 

A. travelling for a year 

C. doing charity work 

B. setting up his own business 

D. working for a large organisation. 

17. Tamsin worries that many students go to universities because 

A. they are attracted by the social life 

B. it's expected of them by their school teachers 

C. they believe they'll be able to find a better job afterwards 

D. certain courses are fashionable 

18. What do both Tamsin and Farid say about working while at universities? 

A. It's a good way to get practical experience. 

B. It can reduce the time available for studying. 

C. It enables more students to afford to go to universities. 

D. It may result in poor health. 

19. How did Farid feel about a university Open Day he went to? 

A. confident he could fit in with other students at the university 

B. pleased that the university's facilities were so modern 

C. surprised that he could talk to so many of the staff 

D. reassured that his questions were answered 

20. Farid suggests Tamsin's letter of application to a university should include more than about A. her commitment to a subject 

C. her ability to express herself in writing 

B. her positive attitude to learning 

D. her clear long-term aims 

For questions 21-25, listen and write TRUE if the statement is true or FALSE if the statement is false. Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 

21. Farid's sister thought that having a gap year travelling to many countries was a good choice. 

22. According to Tamsin, if students go to university, they can find a job more easily thanks to their qualifications. 

23. A fairly large number of students work while studying to support themselves financially. 

24. Tamsin is not sure whether he should go straight to university. 

25. Farid went to University Open Day two weeks ago and met some studying Spanish. 

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Your answers: 












Part 1. Choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences. Write A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes. 

1. The new curriculum has been designed to 

on practice. 

A. alleviate 

B. optimize 

students' learning by combining theory with hands- 

C. sharpen 

2. Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest problems estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean annually. 

A. affecting 

B. affected 

3. In spite of working their fingers to the A. nail 

B. edge 

4. It is not fair the way my sister is always 

A. singled out 

B. picked off 

D. exaggerate 

the marine environment with an 

C. having affected 

D. to have affected 

all the staff were made redundant. 

C. flesh 

for special treatments. C. taken on 

D. bone 

D. laid aside 


5. At the press conference, the Minister clearly stated that medical research would 

over space projects. A. make 

B. take 

6. The consultant called in by the firm had a A. wealth 

B. carton 

7. When I started to study archaeology, I knew well. 

C. give 

D. do 

of experience bearing on the problem. C. bank 

D. hoard 

no Latin, but within a year I could read it rather 

A. barely 

B. entirely 

C. scarcely 

8. During exploration, problems that we can't solve on our own can arise, 

A. do they 


B. don't they 

C. can't they 

more points to discuss, the meeting has now come to an end. 

A. On account of 

B. Regardless of 

C. Not having 

D. virtually 

D. can they 

D. There being no 

Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. 

10. When two people get married, it is with the assumption that their feelings for each other are immutable and will never alter. 

A. constantly 

B. alterable 

C. everlasting 

D. unchangeable 

Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. 

11. He was jumping the gun when he gave up his job to start university. Now he has found out he can't 

get a grant. 

A. shooting someone with his gun 

C. doing something at the right time 

B. finishing something too soon. 

D. doing something with enthusiasm. 

Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges 

12. Mary is talking to David about the benefits of volunteering. 

Mary: "As far as I know, doing charity is a really beneficial work which helps a lot for individuals and society as a whole" 

David: " 


A. I take part in this campaign. 

C. That sounds great. 

B. You have a point there. 

D. That's fine for me. 

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Your answers: 













Part 2. Read the passage below, which contains 8 mistakes. Identify the mistakes and write the corrections in the corresponding numbered boxes. 


2 3 4 7 

00 a 












Coffee, one of the world's most wide consumed beverages, was not always so ubiquitous or popular. At times a carefully guarded secret, at other a banned drink, nature's pick-me up has spread from its place of origin in Ethiopia to every corner of the world. 

According to legend, coffee was discovered in the 9th century by an attentive Ethiopian goatherd who noticed a frenzy overcoming his herd after they ate the ripe berry. From Ethiopia coffee moved to Yemen, where it was cultivated for centuries before it arrived in Turkey in the 15th century. In Turkey the seeds roasted and then mashed and mixed with water, creating a beverage similar to modern coffee. Introduced to Europe in the 17th century thanks to Italian traders, coffee had sailed to India and Indonesia with Dutch merchants by the beginning of the 18th century. Coffee took its way to Brazil in 1727, hidden in a bouquet of flowers, and quickly spread throughout the rest of Latin America, and by 1823 had spread to Hawaii. In 1893 coffee returned home to Africa where it settled as a lucrative cash crop in Kenya and Tanzania. After almost a millennia of traveling, coffee had circumnavigated the globe. 

Today, Brazil is the largest producer of this important commodity, harvests more than 1 billion. kilograms annually. Vietnam, which did not start growing coffee until 1914, is among the largest producers. Two types of coffee are produced worldwide, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica, which takes its name from its origins in the Arabian Peninsula, accounts for three-quarters of world production and was once grown most exclusively in South America. Robusta, which has a higher caffeine content, accounts for one quarter of world production and is found mainly in Africa, Asia and Indonesia, where its hardiness can withstand an overall range of climates rather than Arabica. 

Your answers: 















SECTION C. READING (70 points) 

Part 1. Read the passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes. 

Interpreting the feeling of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we (1). 

on what they seem to be telling us, as on the (2). voice are obvious ways of showing our (4). 


as much 

and tone of unconsciously these signals, 

words they say. Facial (3). to something, and it may well be that views that we are trying to hide. The art of being tactful lies in (6). realizing what the other person is trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any way. For example, we may understand that they are (7) 

reluctant to answer our question, and so we stop pressing them. Body movements in general way also (8). feelings, and interviewers often 

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particular attention to the way a candidate for a job walks into the room and sits down. it is not difficult to present the right kind of appearance, while what many employers want to know relates to the candidate's character traits, and psychological stability. This raises the (11) question of whether job candidates should be asked to complete psychological tests, the further problem of whether such tests actually produce (12). results. For many people, being asked to take part in 

their private lives. Quite (14)_ 

from this 

such a test would be an objectionable intrusion (13). problem, can such tests predict whether a person is likely to be a consciencious employee or a (15) 


1. A. estimate 

9. A. have 

B. show 

10. A. Therefore 

B. Moreover 

B. risky 

B. regular 

B. into 

2. A. other 

3. A. looks 

4. A. view 

5. A. express 6. A. taking down 

7. A. at least 

8. A. display 

11. A. awkward 

12. A. faithful 

13. A. with 

B. rely B. real 

C. reckon 

D. trust 

C. identical 

D. actual 

B. expression 

C. image 

D. manner 

B. feeling 

C. notion 

D. reaction 

B. declare 

B. putting across 

B. above all 

B. indicate 

C. exhibit 

C. picking up C. anyhow 

C. imply C. make 

C. However 

D. utter 

D. going over D. in fact 

D. infer 

D. pay D. Although 

D. touchy 

D. predictable 



C. unpleasant 

C. reliable 

C. of 

D. for 

14. A. different 

B. apart 

C. away 

D. except 

15. A. valuable 

B. invaluable 

C. valueless 

D. valued 

Your answers: 
















Part 2. Fill in the gap with ONE suitable word. Write the answers in the corresponding numbered 



In 2005, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, two software designers from Silicon Valley in California, (16) invited to dinner party. Several people had brought their camcorders to the party and these people were complaining about (17) difficult it was to share home videos online. That was when Chad and Sete came up with the idea (18)_ YouTube, the site which makes it easy to (19). home videos onto the Internet. They formed a company, borrowed some money and set (20). business. 

It (21) 

up in 

out that millions of people already had short home video clips that they thought it (22) 

be fun to share with other enthusiasts around the world. (23). in December 2005, YouTube soon contained more than a million short video clips. People were uploading 8,000 clips a day, and watching three million a day. They had mostly heard about the site through (24). email and hyperlink, and eighty percent of the clips had been (25) 

So why was YouTube (26). people were spending fifteen minutes several short funny clips. In (29). 


work or study. 

of mouth, 

by amateurs. an immediate success? Researchers found that, on (27). on the site during each visit, (28) was enough time to view words, they were using YouTube to give them a little break from 

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Your answers: 
















Part 3. Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions. Write your answers A, B, C or D in the corresponding numbered boxes. 


Why us? It's a simple question. Why are humans the only creatures on the planet who have mastered language? It's a puzzle that has engaged some of the best brains from linguists to evolutionary biologists, geneticists to anthropologists. And yet, we still don't have an answer. 

Unlike other aspects of human evolution where we have fossil evidence, it is difficult to know with any certainty how language began. The archaeological records are extremely scant and highly ambiguous. where they exist', says linguist Derek Bickerton. 'Our knowledge of how the brain produces language is still in its infancy.' You can find convincing arguments dating this momentous development to anywhere between 100,000 to 1.8 million years ago. It's known, for example, that all species in the Homo genus - that includes all our evolutionary cousins, such as Neanderthals, had the means to talk. We just have no idea if they did. 

Professor Mark Pagel of the Reading Evolutionary Biology Group is approaching the question by tracing words back through their own family tree, which allows us to see how language has evolved. He has been able to trace some words back as far as 20,000 years. 'Words are transmitted like genes from parents to offspring,' he says. "This means we can compare the words that people use like we compare their genes to establish how closely related various speakers are. If two people have many genes in common, it suggests they shared a recent common ancestor. Similarly, if two languages have many words. in common, it suggests they both derive from a shared ancestral language.' It's when you try and delve further back, to look at how it all really began, that things get trickier. The question of how humans came to develop the estimated 6900 languages spoken today is one that excites a great deal of heated debate. 

For decades, the work of Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguist, Noam Chomsky was the final word on the subject. He said that humans were born with an innate ability for language our brains were hard-wired to do it. Chomsky stands by this view today. 'I've never heard of a coherent alternative,' he says. Psychologist Steven Pinker also broadly shares this view, comparing human language with the instinct in spiders to make webs. 

But Simon Kirby, Dean Falk and a range of other scientists from various disciplines are now challenging the orthodox thinking. Kirby and his team at Edinburgh have carried out a series of experiments that have led him to re-think the interaction between language and the person speaking it. 'Pinker would say language is the way it is because we are born with a set of mechanisms, or organs, that allow us to learn language,' he says. 'It is an entirely reasonable explanation, but I would say it ignores something important. Language doesn't spring fully from any kind of biological faculty that we have. The language we're speaking now is a product of us both being exposed to English growing up. It's an obvious fact that Pinker wouldn't disagree with, but actually it has some profound implications." 

Kirby believes language has adapted to us, through a process of cultural transmission through the generations. In other words, language has adapted because it is good for language, rather than because we are biologically adapted for it. This is a way of thinking that, metaphorically at least, lets us visualize language as an organism, which has gone through the normal processes of natural selection to survive. 

Not everyone is convinced by this argument, however. 'Language as a whole is not hard-wired,' says Bickerton, but some aspects of it are. The range of possibilities from which a language chooses its. speech sounds and the basic processes of syntax are innate in the sense that the first from specifics of human anatomy and the second from the particular way the brain is wired up and operates. Though there 

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is no such thing as a 'language organ', syntax is just what happens when a fairly advanced brain has to deal with words.' 

But where did those words come from? How did we develop such a perfect system of communication, in which someone can speak a sentence that has never been said before and yet still be perfectly understood? 'The last ten years have seen an extraordinary explosion of interest,' says Simon Kirby. 'It's a really striking and exciting time to be in this area'. But don't hold your breath on easy answers anytime soon. 'It is a long road we are on. And we're just getting started.' 

31. What is said about language in the second paragraph? 

A. Fossil evidence is bound to play an invaluable role in revealing its origins. 

B. The abundance of archaeological records is providing much needed insight on its origins. 

C. Conclusive evidence exists that proves that Neanderthals were the first to use it. 

D. We lack both the knowledge and the evidence required to reach a definite conclusion on its origins. 32. What is Mark Pagel attempting to do? 

A. pinpoint the origins of our ancestors 

B. track the development of language back to its roots 

C. establish how closely related we are 



D. reveal how the 6900 languages spoken today came to exist 

33. What do we learn about Noam Chomsky? 

A. He is currently reconsidering his long-held views on language. 

B. His work on language was unchallenged for many years. 

C. He believed that man's ability for language developed over time. 

D. He compared man's instinctive ability for language to a spider's web-making ability. 34. What is true of Simon Kirby? 

A. He is presently responding reassessing his religious beliefs. 

B. He has conducted research that confirmed his beliefs on language and its users. 

C. He finds another scientist's justification plausible but feels that an important fact is being overlooked. 

D. He maintains that language is derived exclusively from a particular source. 

35. Language is, in accordance to Kirby, 

A. incapable of undergoing any form of transition 

B. highly adaptive, which works to its benefit 

C. in no way connected to culture 

D. not the product of evolution. 

36. Bickerton 

A. is not in total agreement with Kirby's theory on language 

B. supports Chomsky's theory on language without reservation 

C. believes that a 'language organ' is responsible for the production of language 

D. supports that the way our brain is wired up limits the range of language we use 37. What conclusion do we reach upon reading the passage? 

A. Pinpointing the origins of language is a complicated task. 

B. It is a matter of time until we discover the origins of language. 

C. The complexity of the issue has resulted in a gradual dwindling of interest. D. There is general consensus as to where to look for answers. 

Your answers: 








Part 4. Read the following passage and do the tasks that follow. 


Corporal punishment is a contentious and much debated issue within society. Corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force towards a child for the purpose of control and/or 

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correction, and as a disciplinary penalty inflicted on the body with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort, however mild. Research has shown that corporal punishment is effective in achieving immediate child compliance. However, others have argued that the benefits associated with immediate child amenability can be offset by findings that indicate corporal punishment fails to teach a child self-control and inductive reasoning. Instead, corporal punishment teaches a child to avoid engaging in behaviour that is punishable by way of force while in an adult's presence, in contrast to teaching a child not to engage in the undesirable behaviour at all. 

As part of their natural development, children sometimes challenge or test parental and adult expectations and authority and sometimes, children simply choose to misbehave in order to gain something, such as attention, an object, power or peer approval. This parental challenge is a significant part of the growth process of children and everyone agrees that, although it should not be discouraged, it should not be without consequence. This is how children learn right from wrong, acceptable from unacceptable. However, there are few issues parents feel more strongly about than those regarding the discipline and punishment of their children. Although people may use those terms interchangeably, they mean quite different things. The definition of discipline shows it is the process of teaching a child the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Good discipline should be a positive force, focusing on what a child is allowed to do. The goal of discipline is to help a child change impulsive, random behaviour into controlled, purposeful behaviour, and discipline should be reinforced with teaching, firmness, and reminders. Corporal punishment is one technique of discipline. It may be physical a spank or slap; or psychological - disapproval, isolation from others, or withdrawal of privileges. The goal of punishment is to inhibit unacceptable behaviour. 

There is a significant group within society that supports the use of corporal punishment, though most supporters believe in its mild application. They believe that mild corporal punishment used. sparingly within a nurturing environment teaches a child that one can press the patience of others past a point of reasonable endurance. The theory is that corporal punishment can serve to emphasise parental conviction, clear the air between parent and child, and relieve parental frustration when a child's behaviour is especially exasperating. Supporters are careful to point out, however, that corporal punishment should not be used in instances when a child's behaviour is beyond her control or truly accidental, such as spilling milk. 

The overwhelming majority nowadays oppose corporal punishment in any form. The view is that corporal punishment used as a method of discipline can result in undesirable and even damaging consequences. It is said that corporal punishment does not affect misbehaviour, and takes the responsibility for the misconduct away from the child. Child psychologist Anna Westin explains. "Children need to be accountable for their own behaviour in order to learn the inner control necessary to function as healthy, self-disciplined individuals. A child who is punished with spankings, shouts, and threats may learn how to avoid these punishments simply by not misbehaving in that particular way within sight of the person who punishes. There is no guarantee that the child's behaviour will be changed over time or when he or she is away from the person who punishes him or her." 

Another criticism of corporal punishment is that it may lead to a child viewing punishment as an endorsement of aggression, and learning only that a large person has power over a smaller one. Corporal punishment may also arouse feelings of resentment, counter-aggression, and deep humiliation and a child. may develop unfeeling attitudes toward another person's pain. Corporal punishment also increases the possibility of incidents of abuse, as it can be difficult for a parent to judge the severity of the punishment. 

It is helpful to keep in mind the goals people have for children. If the goal is to help children learn 

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to control their impulses and become self-directed adults, they must be helped by expanding the discipline repertoire to include more than mild punishments that serve only as temporary stopgap measures. This, however, does not need to include corporal punishment. It can be done, for example, by accompanying a mild punishment with a verbal explanation stating specifically what the child did wrong and what she can do to correct the misbehaviour in the future. Explaining to the child so that he/she can understand why the misbehaviour is not allowed makes the child think about acceptable versus unacceptable behaviour and helps him or her learn to make decisions about his or her own behaviour. This should not be confused with trying to get the child to be "reasonable." A child does not need to agree that parental rules are reasonable in order to abide by them. It is widely agreed that, ultimately, older children will do the right thing, not because they fear external reprisal, but because they have internalised a standard initially presented by parents and other care-takers. In learning to rely on their own resources rather than their parents, children gain self-confidence and a positive self-image. 

In conclusion, it is clear that corporal punishment can be an emotive issue. Many nations have now made it illegal and so parents do not really have a choice of whether to use it or not, unless they wish to break the law of their country. What is clear though is that discussion of this issue will always begin again as every new generation comes into the world. 

Questions 38-44: Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer of the text? In the corresponding numbered boxes, write: 




if the statement agrees with the writer's views 

if the statement doesn't agree with the writer's views 

if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this 

38. Studies have proved the success of corporal punishment at making a child obedient. 

39. Even young children have been known to fight back when corporal punishment is applied. 40. Parents should try and prevent their children from challenging an adult's authority. 

41. The words 'discipline' and 'punishment' are often confused by people. 

42. Corporal punishment is not part of what discipline is meant to be. 

43. The use of corporal punishment has been condemned by the United Nations. 

44. Supporters of corporal punishment believe it can help parents feel better in some situations. Questions 45-48: Complete the summary below. 

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD from the text for each answer. 

Write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 

Opposition to Corporal Punishment 

Opponents of corporal punishment fear its (45). 

and feel it removes children's (46) 


their misbehaviour. It's feared children's behavior might only change only when they are observed. Children might also see corporal punishment as an (47). of using force and create various negative 

feelings and effects. Children may also lose their feelings of empathy and they can become vulnerable to cruelty with adults getting the (48) of the corporal punishment wrong. 

Questions 49-50: 

Complete each sentence with the correct ending (A-E) below. Write the correct letter (A-E) in the corresponding numbered boxes provided. 

49. Spoken justification to children for a punishment teaches them that 

50. Children do not need to feel that 

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A. some unnecessary rules can be ignored 

B. role models have displayed the proper behaviour C. they should consider the acceptability of their actions. D. they will understand better when they grow up 

E. rules are fair in order to follow them 

Your answers: 














SECTION D. WRITING (60 points) 

Part 1. Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first one. Use the word given in capital letters and the word mustn't be altered in any way. 

1. The editor delayed publishing the article until he had checked all the facts. → Only 


the editor publish the article. 

with their parents' separation. 

2. It has been difficult for the children to accept their parents' separation. →The children are finding 

3. It is very nice of you to let us know about the change in venue. →We 

4. The jumper you knitted for my daughter no longer fits her. 

→ My daughter 

5. If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have become a famous art historian. 

→ If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have 

Part 2. Write a letter of about 120-150 words. 





for her. 


himself as an art historian. 

You live in a room at the college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement. 

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college to complain about these problems. 

Use your name and address as Nguyen Binh An - 68 Minh Khai Street, Vinh City, Nghe An Province. 

Tiếng Anh THPT – Bảng A 


Part 3: Write an essay of about 350 words on the following topic. 

Many people believe that the career-oriented subject should be included in the school curriculum so that high school students are better prepared for their future. 

To what extent do you agree with this? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. 

Tiếng Anh THPT – Bảng A 



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Part 1. 15 x 2 pts = 30 pts 

1. the dietary staple 

4. terraced fields 

7. decorative garden plants 

13. starved to death 

10. world dominion 

Part 2. 10 x 2 pts = 20 pts 



2. 8,000 years 

5. Spanish sailors 

8. predominantly 

11. 1845 to 1852 14. Irish migrants 

3. cultivate the potato 

6. tasteless oddities 

9. European peasants 12. the deadliest famines 15. major milestones 

16. B 

21. F 

17. D 

18. A 

19. C 

20. B 

22. F 

23. T 

24. F 

25. T 


Part 1. 12 x 1 pt = 12 pts 

1. B 

2. A 

3. D 

4. A 

5. B 

6. A 

7. D 

8. C 

9. D 

10. D 

11. C 

12. B 

Part 2. 8 x 1 pt = 8 pts 





14. 2 





Line Mistake 

17. 13 millennia 



15. 7 

16. 10 



18. 14 harvests 

were roasted 19. 18 most 


20. 20 rather 




Part 1. 15 x 1 pt = 15 pts 

1. B 

6. C 

11. A 


2. D 

3. B. 

4. D 

5. A 

7. D 

8. B 

9. D 

10. C 

12. C 

13. B 

14. B 

15. D 

Part 2. 15 x 1 pt = 15 pts 

16. were 

17. how 

21. turned 

22. would/ might 

26. such 

27. average 

18. for of 

23. Launched 

28. which 

19. upload 

24. word 

29. other 

20. themselves 

25. made/ filmed 

30. their 

Part 3.7 x 2 pts = 14 pts 

31. D 

32. B 

33. B 

34. C 

35. B 

36. A 

37. A 

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Part 4. 13 x 2 pts = 26 pts 

38. YES 

43. NG 

39. NG 

44. YES 

40. NO 

41. YES 

42. NO 

48. severity 

49. C 

45. consequences 

50. E 

46. responsibility 

47. endorsement 


Part 1.5 x 2 pts = 10 pts 


1. Only when/ after he had checked all the facts DID the editor publish the article. 

2. The children are finding it difficult to COME to terms with their parents' separation. 

3. We APPRECIATE your/ you letting us know about the venue change. 

4. My daughter has GROWN out of the jumper you knitted for her. 

5. If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have made a NAME for himself as an art historian. 

Part 2. (20 pts) 

Length (1pt): 120-150 words 

Ideas (10 pts): 

- Opening 

- An appropriate language use for making complaints 


Organization and Style (2pts): 

Vocabulary and grammar (7pts) 

Part 3. (30 pts) 

Formal letter 

The mark given to part 3 is based on the following criteria: 

1. Task achievement (15 points) 

a. All requirements of the task are sufficiently addressed. 

b. Ideas are adequately supported and elaborated with relevant and reliable explanations, examples, evidence, personal experience, etc. 

2. Organization (3 points) 

a. Ideas are well organized and presented with coherence, cohesion, and unity. 

b. The essay is well-structured: 

• Introduction is presented with a clear thesis statement introducing the points to be developed. 

Body paragraphs develop the points introduced with unity, coherence, and cohesion. 

Each body paragraph must have a topic sentence and supporting details and examples when necessary. 

• Conclusion summarises the main points and offers personal opinions (prediction, recommendation, consideration, ...) on the issue. 

3. Language use (10 points) 

a. Demonstration of a variety of topic-related vocabulary 

b. Excellent use and control of grammatical structures 

4. Punctuation, spelling, and handwriting (2 points) 

a. Correct punctuation and no spelling mistakes 

b. Legible handwriting 

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