I. SPEAKING (25P)

PART 1: INTRODUCTION & INTERVIEW (10P)

1. Are you a student or a worker?
2. What are the difficulties in your major?
3. What is your strength?
4. What’s your favourite vegetable and fruit?
5. How often do you play sports?
6. Where is your hometown?
7. Should we watch TV every day?
8. What kinds of music do you like?
9. Do you think recreational activities are important to us?

PART 2: TOPIC (10P)

Describe a foreign country you would like to learn about.

You should say:

1. What is the name of that country?
2. Where it is?
3. How you know it?
4. Why do you want to learn more about this country?

PART 3: TOPIC DISCUSSION (5P)

1. How can we learn about other countries?
2. What can we learn from foreign countries?
3. What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
4. Do you think that reading is the best way to know about a culture? Why?
5. What is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
6. What is the most important thing that shows your country’s characteristic features?

II. LISTENING. Fill in the blanks (25P)

Listen and complete the form.
Write no more than TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Pause Resume

Dubai Palm Apartments

Enquiry taken by: Amanda

Name:

Address: 37 Vienna

Telephone number:

Number of people: four


Starting date: January

Length of stay:

Price per day: maximum euros

Other requirements:


fully equipped

view of

air conditioning must be

for car

III. GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY. Choose the best answer (25p)

Question 1: This book ________ to me as a gift on my last birthday.


Question 2: He avoids ________ his boss for a rise just now.


Question 3: The terrible weather may have ________ the small population.


Question 4: Only after she had finished the course did she realize she ________ a wrong choice.


Question 5: It ________ Susan that you saw last night. She’s abroad with her family.


Question 6: He is a very intelligent boy; ________ , he sometimes gets bad marks.


Question 7: They ________ tired now because they ________ in the garden since 7 o’clock.


Question 8: We should eat ________ and do ________ to reduce the risk of heart disease.


Question 9: Let’s take measures to protect the environment, ________ we?


Question 10: Neither Mary nor her sister ________ to attend the concert.


Question 11: Many years ago, black children were ________ to discrimination in many schools.


Question 12: My husband would like to specialize ________ computer programming.


Question 13: The last of these reasons is ________ the most important.


Question 14: It is not until March 2nd ________ the exam results will be announced.


Question 15: No one won the match; the final result was a(n) ________ .


Question 16: Our trip to Da Lat didn’t ________ expectations.


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.)

Question 17: It is a great place for us to enjoy the stunning landscape


Question 18: It really gets on my nerves when people talk loudly on the phone in public.


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 19: It really gets on my nerves when people talk loudly on the phone in public.


Question 20: She was unhappy that she lost contact with a lot of her old friends when she went abroad to study.


READING (25P)

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 1 to 5.

Marie Curie is probably the most famous woman scientist who has ever lived. Born Maria Sklodowska in Poland in 1867, she is famous for her work on radioactivity, and was twice a winner of the Nobel A Prize.
From childhood, Marie was remarkable for her prodigious memory, and at the age of 16 won a gold medal on completion of her secondary education. From her earnings, she was able to finance her sister Bronia's medical studies in Paris, on the understanding that Bronia would, in turn, later help her to get an education.

ln 1891 this promise was fulfilled and Marie went to Paris and began to study at the Sorbonne (the University of Paris). She often worked far into the night and lived on little more than bread and butter and tea. She came first in the examination in the physical sciences in 1893, and in 1894 was placed second in the examination in mathematical sciences It was not until the spring of that year that she was introduced to Pierre Curie.

Their marriage in 1895 marked the start of a partnership that was soon to achieve results of world significance. Following Henri BecquereI‘s discovery in 1896 of a new phenomenon, which Marie later called 'radioactivity', Marie Curie decided to find out if the radioactivity discovered in uranium was to be found in other elements. She discovered that this was true for thorium.

Tuming her attention to minerals, she found her interest drawn to pitchblende, a mineral whose radioactivity, superior to that of pure uranium, could be explained only by the presence in thc orc of small quantities of an unknown substance of very high activity. Pierre Curie joined her in the work that she had undertaken to resolve this problem. and that led to the discovery of the new elements, polonium and radium. While Pierre Curie devoted himself chiefly to the physical study of the new radiations, Marie Curie struggled to obtain pure radium in the metallic state. This was achieved with the help of the chemist André-Louis Debierne, one of Pierre Curie's pupils. Based on the results of this research. Marie Curie received her Doctorate of Science, and in 1903 Marie and Pierre shared with Becquerel the Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery of radioactivity.

The births of Marie's two daughters, Irene and Eve, in 1897 and 1904 failed to internrpt her scientific work. She was appointed lecturer in physics at the Ecole Nor-male Supérieure for girls in Sevres, France (1900), and introduced a method of teaching based on experimental demonstrations. In December 1904 she was appointed chief assistant in the laboratory directed by Pierre Curie.

Questions 1-3
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
Write:

TRUE it the statement agrees with the information
FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

1. Marie Curie's husband was a joint winner of both Marla‘s Nobel Prizes

2. Marie became interested in science when she was a child

3. Marie stopped doing research for several years when her children were born

Question 4-5
Complete the notes below
Choose ONE WORD from the passage for each answer:
Write your answers in the blanks

Marie Curie's research on radioactivity

4. When uranium was discovered to be radioactive. Marie Curie found that the element called had the same property.

5. Marie and Pierre Curie‘s research into the radioactivity of the mineral known as led to the discovery of two new elements.

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