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Passage 1 : This is my grandfather. He is very (1) ……. . He is always kind to me. This is (2) ……. father. He is (3) …….. engineer. He is tall (4) …….. I am short. Here is my mother. She (5) …… an engineer, too. My father and my mother are (6) ….. engineers. This is my (7) …… . She is a student. My family is ( …….. very big .

Passage 2 : There are four people in the (1) …… family . They are Mr. Baker, Mrs. Baker, Mary (2) …… Tom. The Bakers (3) ……. English. Mr. Baker is forty-five (4) ……. old. He is (5) …….engineer. Mrs. Baker is thirty-five. She is a teacher. Tom and Mary are (6) ……. son and daughter. Mary is eleven years old, and Tom is seven. They are (7) …….. pupils. What are the Bakers doing now? Mr. and ( …… Baker are reading and their children are playing.

Passage 3 : I (1) ….. writing to tell you about my new school. (2) …… is about five kilometres from my home. Mr. Dalbani (3) ……. my teacher at school and (4) …. is very nice. His sister is (5) …… secretary at the school. (6) …….. works in the school office and types letters. There (7) …… two other secretaries, and ( …… also work in the same office. My best friend is (9) ……. at my school . (10) …… goes to a small school near her home. Now tell me about your new school. Is (11) ……. a big school ? (12) ……. is your teacher ?

Passage 4 : I have a little sister. (1) …………. name is Daisy. She goes to school six (2) …….. a week. On (3) …….. days, she has lunch at school, but at the weekend she has lunch at home. She often has (4) ……. toast and (5) …….. cup of milk (6) ……. breakfast. She likes milk very much. She drinks it for (7) ……. meal. After dinner she often ( …….. to music, and then she learns her lessons.

Passage 5 : On March 8th, we have Mothering Day , or Mother’s Day. This is a (1) …... for all mothers. They (2) …….. work at home on that day. They have a rest, and their children (3) …… them flowers and good wishes. Their children also do all the housework and the cooking. They want (4) ……. mothers to be happy.

Passage 6 : Herry likes fishing. He (1) ……. in the river near our house. (2) ….. Sunday afternoons, when he (3) …….. no work, he goes down to the river with a little seat and some sandwiches and fishes (4) …….. it is quite dark. There are always a few (5) ……… people there. They love fishing, (6) ……., and they all sit there quietly for hours. (7) ……… they catch some fish, sometimes they do not. I do not like that kind of sport, ( ………. I am not very patient.

Passage 7 : Isabel and I live in a room in the hotel. Everyday I get (1) ……. at 6.00 and (2) ……. a bath. Isabel still stays in (3) ……. . I start working at 7.00 a.m but Isabel starts working at 7.00 (4) …….. . We meet at 3.00 in the afternoon (5) …….. I finish my work. We go back to (6) ……. room and Isabel makes a late lunch (7) …….us. We live very ( ……… with each other.
Passage 8 : My name (1) ………. Nam. I am fifteen years (2) ……. . I am in grade eight. I am in class 8A. I am learning (3) ……….. now in my room. I like English (4) …… much. Everyday I learn how to listen, to (5) …….., to read, (6) ……. . to write. Our teacher of English is very (7) ……. to us. He always helps ( ……. much in our studies.

Passage 9 : Mary usually (1) ……… up at 8 o’clock on Sundays. Then she (2)…….. breakfast. She always has bread and butter (3)………. her breakfast. After that she helps her mother to do (4)…….. housework or sometimes she goes to the zoo (5)……. her friends .(6) …….. the evening she watches TV and (7)……… her homework. She goes to (…… at ten o’clock.

Passage 10 : When summer comes, Lien will (1) ……. at home and help her mother do (2) ……. housework. But if her friends go camping, she will go, (3) …….. . When summer finishes, she will go to the (4)…….. to buy notebooks, pens and pencils. (5) …… she has enough money, she’ll buy (6) ……… English Vietnamese dictionary. When the new school year begins, she’ll be very happy (7) …….. she’ll meet her teachers and ( …….. again.

Passage 11: Yesterday we (1) …………. to a sport centre in the morning. We started (2) …..table tennis at ten o’clock, (3) ……. lunch at 12 o’clock, and in the afternoon we (4) …….. basketball and then swam. (5) …….. the evening we went to a disco, and I went to bed at 2 o’clock in the (6) …….. . After breakfast this morning we, hired bikes and (7) …… round Brighton. We’re having a rest now, but this evening we’re (……. to a concert, which begins at 8.30.

Passage 12 : Thank you for your letter. I am sorry I haven’t been (1) ……. to write for two weeks, but (2) …… had to do a lot (3) …… homework. My exam will be (4) …….. four weeks and I can’t speak French (5) ……… enough yet. I’m very (6) ……. you want to come to Paris. (7) …….. you be able to come soon ? I want ( ………. show you everything.

Passage 13 : Last summer, a circus gave performances (1) ….. the town park. Tom was (2) ………... one of the performances and liked it very much, but he sat very (3) ……. ,so he didn’t see the animals well. When the performances were (4) ……. , he came out of the (5) …… and met two big boys (6) …….his school. They decided to go (7) …….. the tent where the cages of the ( …….. were and looked at the animals .

Passage 14 : My best friend is Pamela. We met thirty years ago when we were (1) …… five years old. It was my first day at school. I was very unhappy (2) ……… I wanted my mother. Pamela gave me a sweet and we became friends immediately. We went to school together nearly every day (3) ……. we left school twelve years (4) …… . Then I went to university (5) ……….. Pamela didn’t. She married when she was just eighteen and had three children. I studied for eight years because I wanted to be an accountant. I had a lot of friends, so I didn’t see Pamela very often. Sometimes we didn’t meet (6) …….. months, but we often talked (7) …….. the phone. Now I’m married too. I live near Pamela and we meet every week. She’s a student now and I have a baby, ( ………. we can give each other a lot of advice.
Passage 15 : I have two brothers, Tim and Tom. They (1) ……. very similar and a lot of people don’t know which is which. They (2) ……… have blond hair and blue eyes, and they always wear jeans and T-shirts. They like (3) ……. the same things, too. For example, they both like jazz and they’re crazy about football. They (4) ……. to a football match once a week. Tim doesn’t like dancing or disco and Tom doesn’t like them , (5) ………… . Although they’re twins, they’re not exactly the (6) …….. at everything. Tim works hard at school (7) …….. he wants to go to university, but Tom is a bit lazy. Our mother is often away ( …….. home because of her job, so we all work together in the house. Most of the time is fine, but sometimes we fight a bit.

Passage 16: How do you find a book (1) …….. a library ? If you know the author’s name, go to the author catalogue. Find (2) ………. title of the book and check the shelf mark. Make a note of this before you look for the appropreate shelf. If you do not know the (3) ……… name, however, go to the title catalogue. If there is no title catalogue in the library, (4) ……… to the subject catalogue. Check all the titles (5) …….are under the subject you want. Then check the appropreate card, as with the author catalogue. Next, look for the book on the (6) …….. . Let the librarian stamp it before you take (7) ……… out of the library. If the book isn’t on the shelf, ask the ( ……… to get it for you.

Passage 17 : Television is an important invention of the 20th century. It has been (1) …. popular that now we can’t imagine what life would be if (2) …… were no television. Television is a major means of communication. It (3) …… pictures and sounds from around the world into millions of home. Through television, (4) ……. can see and learn about people and things in faraway lands. Television widens our knowledge by introducing us to new ideas which may lead us to new hobbies and recreations. In addition (5) ……. the news, television provides us with a variety of programmes that can satisfy (6) ……. taste. Most people now seem to like spending their evenings (7) …….. television. It is more convenient for them to sit at ( …….. watching television than to go out for amusements elsewhere.

Passage 18 : Charles Dickens was (1) …….. in Lansport, a small town near the sea, in a middle-class family. His father, a clerk in a navy office, usually spent (2) …….. than he earned. As a result of such living, he was put into the debtor’s prison (3) …... Charles was only ten. At that age, the little boy was sent to work in a factory, labelling bottles (4) ……… day long, for six shillings a week. Later, the boy went to school for three years and after (5) …….., from the age of 15, he went to work in a lawyers’(6) ……….. . He continued to educate himself, mainly by reading books. In 1833, he (7) ……… to write his first book. Since then, he spent all his life to writing and died in 1870, at the ( ……… of 58.

Passage 19 : Look at the Earth. Most of (1) ……. have seen photographs of the Earth. The photos don’t tell anything (2) …….. . We have known for hundreds years that the Earth is (3) ……., like a ball. But in the past, people (4) …….. it was flat. They used to have (5) ……. ideas. They used to believe that the (6) ……… was the center of the universe and the (7) ……. moved around the Earth. They were quite wrong. The Earth is a small ( …… in a large universe among millions of stars.
Passage 20: Population growth is a serious (1) …….. around the world. At the beginning of the 20th (2) …….. , there were about 1.5 billion (3) ……… in the world. In 1984, the world population (4) ….. 4.8 billion people. By the year 2000, (5) …. will be about 6.1 billion. This growth in population is not happening (6) …... . For example, in Europe, the population is not growing at all. (7) ……. in these countries are smaller now. Only about 2.1 ( …… are born for every woman.

Passage 21 : Computer language can be funny at (1) …….. . For example, we say, computers have a “memory”. We know they do not really (2) ……… or think. But we still say (3) …… . Also, on many computer programs there is a (4) …….. . Of course,we are not talking about restaurants (5) ……… food. This is a different (6) ……… of menu. Another funny example (7) ……… the “mouse”. In some computers, it is hard not to think ( …….. a really mouse when you hear the word.

Passage 22 : In (1) …… active sentence, the subject performs the action. (2)…… example : The interviewer asked several questions. In a (3)…… sentence, the (4)………receives the action. The passive is performed with a form of (5)…… and a past participle. Sometimes the person who performed the (6)……... is included in the sentence after the word. By the agent is not included if it is unknown or (7)…….. Sometimes everyone knows who the agent is, so it is not necessary (…….. name it.

Passage 23 : Many English families have three early callers between the hours of 7 and 8.30 in the (1) ……………. . Two of them, the postman and the milkman, are doing their normal full-time
(2) ………. but the third, the newspaper boy ( or girl ) is earning some pocket money (3) …….. going to school. The boy ( or girl ) doing this “newspaper round “, as the job (4) ……. called, gets to the shop at about seven o’clock and begins by sorting out the various (5) …….. and magazines ordered regularly by the forty or so families on the round. (6) ……. deliver is made six days a week (7) ……… all weathers and the rate of pay is usually in the region of $ 2.50 per week for approximately one hour’s work each morning. ( …….. doing this work are normally between fourteen and sixteen years of age.

Passage 24 : Public transport in London is expensive. The fare (1) ………. on the length of the journey. You cannot buy books of tickets in advance. Children (2) …….. sixteen pay half, and those under five travel free. You usually (3) …….. bus tickets from a conductor, but on some buses you pay the driver. Most London (4) …….. are double-deckers. On the (5) ………. railway ( or tube ) you buy your tickets from a (6) ……… or a ticket office, and give it up at the (7) ……… of the journey. Not all trains from one platform go to the same place, so watch the signs. The last train leaves at ( ……… 00.15.

Passage 25 : Driving (1) ……… car can be expesive. The bicycle, on the other hand, is a cheap form of (2) ……… . A bicycle not only (3) ………. very little but also lasts much longer than a car. It is also very (4) ………… to use because, of course , it doesn’t (5) ……… any fuel. In fact, it costs practically nothing after you’ve bought it. It also helps keep you fit (6) ……….. you get exercise when you ride it. Another good thing about a bicycle is that it doesn’t pollute the air. (7) ……….. everyone rode bicycles instead ( ………… driving cars, we wouldn’t be using up the world’s oil so quickly.

Passage 26 : I have just (1) …….. a letter from my brother, Dave. He is in Australia. He has been there (2) ………. six months. He is an engineer. He is working for (3) ……… big farm and he has visited a great (4) ……. of different places in Australia. He has (5) …… bought an Australian car and he has gone to Alice Spring, a small town to the centre of Australia. He (6) …….. soon visit Darwin. From (7) ………, he’ll fly to Perth. My brother has never been abroad ( …….., so he finds this trip very exciting.

Passage 27 : Today is the first day of the college term. I have just got my new timetable. The first lesson (1) …….. English. This lesson begins at nine o’clock and finishes at ten to ten. The next lesson is Geography and then we have a (2) ……… . The break lasts from twenty to eleven until five to eleven. The two lessons (3) ………… the breaks are Spanish and Maths. Tomorrow we have Physics before the break (4) ……… then History and English. (5) …….. Thursday we have my favourite (6) …….. between ten fifty-five and twelve thirty-five. There (7) ……. twenty lessons each week but they are all ( …….. the morning. We are all very tired by the lunch time.

Passage 28 : Coffee grows on trees (1) …….. tropical countries. The trees are not very tall. They are less (2) ………. four metres high. They have shiny leaves (3) …….. white flowers. Fruit starts to grow when the trees are five years old. Each fruit (4) ……… two seeds in it. We call the seeds coffee beans. Coffee came from Ethiopia in East Africa. People saw animals eating the leaves and fruit of coffee plants. The (5) ……….. stayed awake all night. Then people started eating the fruit, too. People took coffee (6) …….. Ethiopia to the Middle East and then to Europe. They started making a drink from coffee about 700 years (7) ……. . They liked to go to coffee houses to drink ( ………. and talk.

Passage 29 : London is Britain’s biggest (1) ………. . It has a very old capital and dates back (2) ………the Romans. It is a city of buildings and churches, and it has many beautiful parks. It also has some of the best museums in the (3) ……… . London is very crowded in the summer, (4) ………. it is not too busy in the winter. It is a popular city (5) ……… foreign tourists and has (6) ……….. than 8 million visitors a year. The city is famous (7) ……… its shopping and has many excellent department ( ……… . London has convenient trains and buses (9) …….. cross the city, so it is easy for tourists (10) …………. get around
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