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                         BÀI KIỂM TRA NĂNG LỰC                                            

Grammar

I. Choose the correct word to complete the sentences.

1. "You failed your exam through being lazy."

→ If you wouldn't have/ hadn't been lazy you'd have passed your exam.

2. "We wouldn't have minded your leaving early."

→ You might/ could have left early as far as we were concerned.

3. "In your place I think I’d have acted differently."

→ I shouldn't/ mightn't have done that if I'd been in your position.

4. "It was wrong that he spoke to us that way."

→ He couldn't/ needn't have spoken to us like that.

5. "The Romans had to win that battle to be sure of winning the war."

→ If the Romans had lost that battle they wouldn’t/ might have lost the war.

6. "He wasn't very fit, but he couldn't have won the match anyway."

→ Even if he'd been fitter he wouldn't/ shouldn't have won the match.

7. "With a better candidate they would have had a better chance in the election."

→ They might have won the election if they had chosen / chose a better candidate.

8. "You offered unnecessarily to pay for the meal."

→ You needn't have offered / hadn't to offer to pay for the meal.

9. "I came to this lecture mainly because of your suggestion that I do so."

→ I needn't / mightn't have come to this lecture if you hadn't suggested it.

10. "We were ready to babysit but you didn't ask us to."

→ We would have been / should have been happy to babysit if you'd mentioned it.

Mark ____/10

II. Choose the best verb for each sentence, using each of them only once.

mightn't                         should                           couldn't                         would                                could

1. Judy ____________ have said so sooner if she wanted to go on the trip.

2. Bell’s performance was poor – he ____________ have beaten Harris even if he was fit.

3. Chris ____________ have sprained his ankle if he weren’t overweight.

4. The floor was so clean we ____________ have eaten our lunch off it.

5. They ____________ all have loved to help if they could.                                                        

Mark ____/5

III. Using the words in brackets, form conditional clauses with a comparative.

1. I'm off to the party now. If George ___________ (tell, me, soon), I'd have been there already!

2. My parents ______________ (not be, cross) now if I'd admitted what I'd done.

3. Your handwriting _______________ (be, clear) if you'd use a proper pen.

4. The car ______________ (start, well) if you bought a new battery.

5. If ______________ (telephone, early), your order would be ready.                                      

Mark _____/5

Vocabulary

IV. Choose the correct answers.

1. It was really disloyal/ considerate/ cowardly of her to tell everyone about his illness when he asked her to keep it a secret.

2. I don't want to be over-sensitive/ eager/ pushy, but do you think you could finish the project by Friday?

3. Ian is always giving up his free time to help others. He is so eager/ altruistic/ heroic.

4. I'm sure he didn't mean to be rude. He can be eager/ thoughtless/ spiteful at times.

5. She was erratic/ hysterical/ ruthless when they told her that her boyfriend had had a climbing accident.

6. His girlfriend is so spiteful/ foolish/ pretentious. She's always doing something to hurt him.

7. Deceitful/ Pushy/ Reckless people often lose friends when people see through their constant lies.

8. It would be really short-sighted/ disloyal/ thoughtless of you to leave your job. You have to think of the long-term future.

9. Alfred is not a heroic/ considerate/ cunning enough liar to deceive Bridget.

10. Stop being so over-sensitive/ foolish/ clumsy! That's the third time you've knocked something over today.                                                                                                                                         

Mark ____/10

V. Complete the text with the correct forms of the words in brackets.

     Driving through 1 __________ (mountain) terrain in a vehicle without winter tyres can be hazardous at certain times of the year when there is a danger of snow storms. Summer tyres are not as 2 __________ (respond) in snowy conditions as winter tyres, and are highly 3 ___________ (appropriate) during the period of November to February, as numerous routes are not 4 __________ (access) and even attempting to drive on such roads is 5 __________ (point).                                            Mark ____/5

VI. Complete the sentences with appropriate words.

1. She took her neighbor to c___________ for taking her car without her permission.

2. There's a lot of t___________ between the headmistress and her deputy.

3. They had to make an insurance c___________ after the accident.

4. My new boss is far too demanding. Working for him is a n___________.

5. When I lost my job, my whole world t___________ upside down.                                     

Mark _____/5

Use of English

VII. Choose the correct option to complete the sentences.

1. Jill’s family were very_________. They welcomed me kindly and cooked a great meal.

A. pretentious                        B. hospitable              C. over-sensitive

2. The wind was blowing, so it was very_________ up on Beacon Hill.

A. squeaky                              B. breezy                    C. woolly

3. Dan was held_________ in traffic and got to the concert late.

A. out                                                  B. over                        C. up

4. Clouds moved across the sky_________ above our heads.

A. high                                    B. height                     C. highly

5. If Shirley_________ work early, she wouldn’t have got to the station in time to catch the train.

A. didn’t leave                        B. hasn’t left               C. hadn’t left

6. I left home early_________ make sure that I got to the airport in plenty of time.

A. so that                                B. in order                  C. so as to

7. Sophie_________ have phoned to say she was going to be late. It was rude not to.

A. would                                 B. must                       C. should

8. It was________ a wonderful day that we went to the beach.

A. such                                    B. so                            C. as

9. I don’t know what has caused the break-________ of Clive and Claire’s relationship.

A. out                                      B. away                       C. up

10. I wish I________ Dean for coffee yesterday.

A. met                                     B. had met                  C. was meeting              

Mark ____/10

Reading

VIII. Read the following text and fill the gaps with the missing sentences. There are two sentences you will not need.         

 The mysteries of human behavior

            Scientists have created test-tube babies, sent men to the moon and learnt to read the DNA which makes us who we are, yet they have failed to fully explain some of the mysteries of ordinary human behavior. Our everyday lives are filled with actions that are still mysterious, such as creating art, blushing and altruism. (1) ________ Here are some theories on why we do the things we do.

Blushing: Even Charles Darwin was unable to explain why evolution made our cheeks turn red when we are lying, shy or embarrassed. (2) __________Over-sensitive, non-confrontational or shy people may blush because they are trying to avoid conflict, and some might be revealing weakness.

Altruism: In evolutionary terms, giving things away, helping old people across the road or being very hospitable despite knowing that we might not get anything in return is rather strange behavior. Some say that it is more natural for people to be inconsiderate, and to prioritize their own needs over those of others, but many of us keep displaying signs of altruism on a daily basis. (3) __________

Art: When we paint, dance, sculpt and write music, we could be showing off our skills and potential, or communicating what state of mind we are in. If, for instance, we paint a picture of a romantic countryside full of blooming flowers, this could be sending a message that we are exceptionally supportive, hospitable and dependable. Composing sad songs, on the other hand, may be a sign of feeling gloomy or that we believe we are in a hopeless situation. (4) ___

Adolescence: (5) __________Some suggest that teenage years help our large brain reorganize itself before adulthood, and allow us to experiment with certain behaviors inappropriate for adulthood, before we take over full responsibility for our lives.

A.

An explanation for such behavior is that it may be helping us with group bonding or that being kind to others simply gives us pleasure.

B.

One of the explanations scientists have given is that this behavior alerts others to the fact that we are being deceitful, or are under emotional stress.

C.

Scientists believe that this is one of the reasons why such a small number of people behave this way.

D.

However, some scientists suggest that creativity could in fact be a tool for spreading knowledge or sharing our experiences with others.

E.

Historically, it was considered odd for women to write classical music, but this has now changed.

F.

As it seems nothing is more fascinating to us than our behavior, it is not surprising that scientists have been trying to explain certain human traits and behaviors for decades.

G.

No other animal undergoes a stage in its life where it becomes unpredictable, mischievous and even foolish.                                                                                                                  

Mark ______/5

_______THE END________

 


 
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