The second semester examination

Here in Egypt, television has a powerful hold over people’s minds. It is an instrument of leisure, of information and – to a very limited extent – of culture. It does not stop people reading newspapers or books, going to the cinema or theatre or watching videos. But these activities are occasional, irregular and ultimately of secondary importance. Television is one of the main subjects of conversation, at school, in offices, at home and in the street, as well as being written about in all the newspapers. It might be said that the main objective of television is to persuade the maximum number of people to watch it for the maximum amount of time. And how effectively the sitcoms and soap operas do that! I do not think that I have ever seen any other country so totally dominated by these shows. Some of them are Egyptian productions but the majority is American. Each episode, each programme, is a talking point for everyone, young and old alike. 46/ Which is the main idea of the passage? A. Television, an instrument of leisure. B. Television, the rest of the media and American soaps. C. Television, the main subjects of conversation. D. Television and its use. 47/ What does television have over people’s mind? A. A picture. B. An influence. C. An impression. D. A limit. 48/ At school or in offices, television is considered as a topic . A. for people to talk about. B. for learning. C. for discussion. D. for entertainment. 49/ What mind the main objective of television be? A. To waste time. B. To get people away from their free time. C. To allow much time for many people to watch it. D. To get people away from their work. 50/ How often are the sitcoms and soap operas shown on television? A. Usually B. Sometimes C. Rarely D. Never

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THE SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION I/ . Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest: 1. A. look B. blood C. good D. foot 2. A. loudly B. without C. thousand D. brought 3. A. bill B. child C. mild D. wild 4. A. mountain B. southern C. mouth D. count 5. A. coast B. lost C. most D. whole II/ Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the rest: 6. A. purpose B. postpone C. postcard D. product 7. A. secretary B. comfortable C. necessary D. accomplished 8. A. accurate B. customer C. computer D. exercise 9. A. contaminate B. supervisor C. investigate D. convenient 10. A. personality B. representative C. technological D. environmental III/ Choose the best answer among A, B, C, D that best completes each sentence. 11. All of us are waiting the man .son was lost. A. who B. which C. whom D. whose 12. Ken asked Barbara .she would like to go to the cinema. A. unless B. in case C. regarding D. whether 13. the old man spoke very slowly and clearly, I couldn’t understand him at all. A. If B. Because C. Since D. Although 14. The girl is our neighbor. A. talks to the lady over there B. is talking to the lady over there C. was talking to the lady over there D. talking to the lady over there 15. Her eyes were red and puffy .she has been crying a lot last night. A. even if B. since C. because of D. despite 16. My daughter often says that she won’t get married until she 25 years old. A. is B. will be C. will have been D. has been 17. Don’t ask me anything about sports. I like .football nor ..tennis. A. neither/ nor B. both/ and C. not only/ but also D. either/ or 18/ The old manager has just retired, so Jack takes .his position. A. on B. out C. in D. up 19/ Your last job was a bank manager, ..it? A. isn’t B. wasn’t C. didn’t D. doesn’t 20. Children will work hard if the lessons are . A. expressing B. requiring C. disappointing D. interesting 21/ ..Long has finished his work, he will go home. A. As quickly as B. As far as C. As soon as D. As long as 22/ Life here is very . A. peace B. peacefully C. peaceful D. peacefulness 23/ It is raining outside, and Tom brought his umbrella with him .he wouldn’t get wet. A. so as to B. in order C. so that D. in order to 24/ quarreled with her boyfriend yesterday, she doesn’t want to answer his phone call. A. having B. Because having C. Because hadn’t D. Having not 25/ I gave up the job, the attractive salary. A. because B. because of C. Although D. despite 26/ In the corner of the room an artificial tree. A. be standing B. does stand C. stands D. standing 27/ The question was very difficult; ..he was able to answer it. A. unless B. yet C. otherwise D. as a result 28/ It was ..that I saw it several times. A. such an interesting film B. so an interesting film C. such film an interesting D. so interested a film 29/ “What are you doing this weekend?” “.” A. I think it will be interesting B. I’m very busy now. C. I hope it isn’t raining D. I plan to visit my aunt 30/ “When did you get back home?” “ ” A. It was lately. B. Until the midnight C. For two hours D. In half an hour IV/ Choose the underlined part among A, B, C or D that needs correcting. 31/ It spent me thirty minutes to clean the floor. 32/ The room is so dirty that it needs to clean without delay. 33/ The boy is very young to drive that lorry. 34/ Peter’s father had him to repeat the poems many times. 35/ The table is so small for the family to fit around. V/ Choose the correct sentence among A, B, C or D which has the same meaning as the given one. 36/ hue is famous for its beauty. A. It is the beauty of Hue that makes it famous. B. Hue is a beautiful city. C. It is Hue whose beauty attracts many foreign visitors. D. Because Hue is famous, it is beautiful. 37/ Without your help, I can’t be successful. A. You are helpful, I like that. B. Thank you for all the things you’ve done to me. C. Now I’m successful, I will help you. D. Thanks to your help, I have succeeded in doing it. 38/ Roses can’t grow in such poor soil. A.It’s impossible for roses to grow in such poor soil. B. Growing roses in such poor soil is not. C. Roses are incapable to grow in such poor soil. D. Roses have difficulty with growing in such poor soil. 39/ A dictionary is used to find word meanings. A. A dictionary has many uses. B. Our purpose is to find word meaning in dictionary. C. As we need to find word meaning, we buy a dictionary. D. One use of a dictionary is to find word meanings. 40/ He was driving very fast because he didn’t know the road was icy. If he knew the road was icy, he wouldn’t drive so fast. If he had known the road was icy, he wouldn’t have driven so fast. He wasn’t driving very fast if he would know the road was icy. He hadn’t been driving he would have known the road was icy. VI/ Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage: We are all slowly destroying the earth. The sea and rivers are (41) dirty to swim in. there is so much smoke in the air that it is unhealthy to live in many of the world’s cities. In one well-known city, for example, poisonous gases from cars pollute the air so much that traffic policemen have to (42) . oxygen masks (mặt nạ phòng hơi độc). We have cut- down (43) many trees that there are now vast areas of waste forests all over the world. As a (44) . , farmers in parts of Africa cannot grow enough to eat. In certain nations in Asia, there is too little rice. Moreover, we do not take enough care of the countryside. Wild animals are quickly (45).. For instant, tigers are rare in India now because we have killed too many for them to survive. However, it isn't enough simply to talk about the problem. We must act now before it is too late to do anything about it. Join us now. Save the Earth. This is too important to ignore. 41/ A. very B. too C. much D. enough 42/ A. take B. bring C. wear D. carry 43/ A. so B. much C. too D. enough 44/ A. fact B. matter C. problem D. result 45/ A. saved B. preserved C. running D. disappearing VII/ Choose the item among A, B, C, D that best answers the question about the passage: TELEVISION Here in Egypt, television has a powerful hold over people’s minds. It is an instrument of leisure, of information and – to a very limited extent – of culture. It does not stop people reading newspapers or books, going to the cinema or theatre or watching videos. But these activities are occasional, irregular and ultimately of secondary importance. Television is one of the main subjects of conversation, at school, in offices, at home and in the street, as well as being written about in all the newspapers. It might be said that the main objective of television is to persuade the maximum number of people to watch it for the maximum amount of time. And how effectively the sitcoms and soap operas do that! I do not think that I have ever seen any other country so totally dominated by these shows. Some of them are Egyptian productions but the majority is American. Each episode, each programme, is a talking point for everyone, young and old alike. 46/ Which is the main idea of the passage? A. Television, an instrument of leisure. B. Television, the rest of the media and American soaps. C. Television, the main subjects of conversation. D. Television and its use. 47/ What does television have over people’s mind? A. A picture. B. An influence. C. An impression. D. A limit. 48/ At school or in offices, television is considered as a topic .. A. for people to talk about. B. for learning. C. for discussion. D. for entertainment. 49/ What mind the main objective of television be? A. To waste time. B. To get people away from their free time. C. To allow much time for many people to watch it. D. To get people away from their work. 50/ How often are the sitcoms and soap operas shown on television? A. Usually B. Sometimes C. Rarely D. Never

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