A. MULTIPLE CHOICES:
I/ Choose the word whose underlined part has a different pronunciation from the others in each group:
1/ A. world B. pork C. fork D. short
2/ A. cup B. runner C. popular D. must
3/ A. held B. event C. defeat D. seven
4/ A. hold B. who C. most D. host
5/ A. where B. here C. year D. near
II/ Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others in each group:
1/ A. champion B. attract C. billion D. audience
2/ A. runner B. around C. sporting D. within
3/ A. perfectionist B. professional C. participate D. continental
4/ A. tournament B. qualify C. championship D. equipment
5/ A. international B. preferentially C. necessarily D. informational
III/ Select the synonym of the following bold and underlined word in each sentence in the unit:
1/ Where was the 2006 Word Cup held?
A. supported B. maintained C. possessed D. organized
2/ Which team became the champion?
A. victor B. leader C. guardian D. defender
3/ It is considered the most popular sporting event in the world.
A. business B. adventure C. phenomenon D. occurrence
4/ The World Cup is followed with great interest around the globe- the final game of the 1994 tournament was played to a television audience of more than 1 million viewers.
A. behalf B. enrichment C. attraction D. self-regard
5/ The World Cup is followed with great interest around the globe- the final game of the 1994 tournament was played to a television audience of more than 1 million viewers.
A. finishing B. extreme C. decisive D. last
6/ The World Cup is followed with great interest around the globe- the final game of the 1994 tournament was played to a television audience of more than 1 million viewers.
A. assembly B. onlookers C. listeners D. public
7/ Founded in 1930 with just 13 teams, the tournament now attracts more than 140 countries.
A. Established B. Produced C. Started D. Erected
8/ These are all-star, professional teams composed of 22 players each.
A. qualified B. handy C. practiced D. special
9/ The host nation was Uruguay and it defeated Argentina in the final.
A. creamed B. vanquished C. suppressed D. overwhelmed
10/ Since then the world has witnessed seventeen World Cup tournaments.
A. looked B. perceived C. known D. obtained
IV/ Match the words in column A with their antonyms in column B:
1/ The World Cup is followed with great interest around the globe- the final game of the 1994 tournament was played to a television audience of more than 1 million viewers.
A. bad B. clumsy C. inferior D. awful
2/ The World Cup is followed with great interest around the globe- the final game of the 1994 tournament was played to a television audience of more than 1 million viewers.
A. primal B. first C. beginning D. starting
3/ Founded in 1930 with just 13 teams, the tournament now attracts more than 140 countries.
A. repels B. throws C. destroys D. kills
4/ These are all-star, professional teams composed of 22 players each.
A. stupid B. ugly C. amateurish D. ill
5/ The 2002 World Cup was held jointly by Japan and South Korea, and with the victory over Germany in the final match, Brazil became the first team to win the trophy five times.
A. fall B. lose C. upset D. defeat
6/ Name some famous football players in the world.
A. infamous B. unknown C. impossible D. irregular
7/ I’m sure she’ll pass the exams easily.
A. continue B. refuse C. miss D. fail
8/ If you don’t feel well, go to bed and rest.
A. poorly B. badly C. clumsily D. hardly
9/ For many young people in Britain, sport is a popular part of school life, and being in one of the school teams and playing in matches is very important.
A. ill B. sick C. minor D. small
10/ My suitcases are so heavy.
A. thin B. light C. trivial D. delicate
V/ Choose the best answer A, B, C or D for each sentence:
1/ Thank you for phoning when I was ill - it was very _______ of you.
A. think B. thought C. thoughtful D. thinking
2/ The fire caused _______ damage to the church.
A. consider B. considerable C. considerate D. considered
3/ A _______ is a person or group competing in a final.
A. final B. finally C. finalize D. finalist
4/ The Prime Minister was guest of _______ at the dinner.
A. honor B. honors C. honorable D. honorably
5/ Spending 12 hours on a plane isn't a very _______ prospect.
A. attract B. attraction C. attractive D. attractively
6/ _______ of John, I saw a friend of his last week.
A. Talk B. Talker C. Talkative D. Talking
7/ She was a key _______ in the reorganization of the health service.
A. play B. player C. playable D. playful
8/ Friends and family _______ were devastated by the news of her death.
A. like B. alike C. likely D. likeable
9/ I'm on quite _______ terms with my daughter's teacher.
A. friend B. friendly C. unfriendly D. friendless
10/ He reached a reasonable level of _______ in his English.
A. competent B. competence C. competition D. competitive
VI/ Select the best option to complete the sentences:
1/ The train leaves at 8.58, so we _______ be in Scotland by lunchtime.
A. can B. may C. will D. are going to
2/ _______ you read that sign from this distance?
A. Can B. Could C. Will D. Would
3/ We thought they _______ have got home by five o'clock, but there was no reply when we phoned.
A. could B. should C. would D. were going to
4/ Do we have enough paint _______, or should I get some more while I'm out?
A. to go on with B. to be going on with
C. to be going to go on with D. to be able to go on with
5/ I _______ have written to her but I haven't had time.
A. should B. shall C. may D. might
6/ There _______ be other problems that we don't know about.
A. could B. may C. ought to D. is going to
7/ I brought him some sandwiches because I thought he _______ be hungry.
A. should B. could C. might D. would
8/ We asked if the computer _______ access the Internet.
A. had to B. ought to C. could D. was going to
9/ I _______ say, you're looking extremely well.
A. have to B. must C. may D. should
10/ I _______ go to Manchester tomorrow on business.
A. would B. ought to C. have to D. might
VII/ Find the one mistake (A, B, C or D) in these sentences and then correct them:
1/ The (A) Brazil attack (B) put France's (C) defenders under (D) pressure.
2/ (A) A striker is a player in a game (B) such as football whose main purpose is to try (C) to save goals rather than (D) to prevent the opposing team from scoring.
3/ “Offside” means “(in particular sports, especially (A) football and hockey) in a position which is (B) not allowed by the rules of (C) the game, often in front of (D) the other player”.
4/ A midfielder is (A) a member of a soccer team active in (B) the corner of the playing field, often both (C) offensively and (D) defensively.
5/ (A) A teacher is someone (B) whose job is to teach people (C) to improve at a sport, skill, or (D) school subject.
VIII/ Read the following passage carefully, and then select the best option A, B, C or D to complete it:
Football, game played on a rectangular (1) _______ by two opposing teams with an inflated leather ball that is roughly (2) _______ in shape. The object of the game is to score points by carrying the ball (3) _______ the opponent’s goal line or by (4) _______ the ball through the opponent’s goalposts. Football is (5) _______ a full-contact sport, meaning that play involves bodily contact by (6) _______ of checking, blocking, grabbing, and tackling. (7) _______ the rough physical nature of the game, playing football can cause injuries.
- to inflate (v.): thổi phồng, bơm phồng
- to grab (v.): chợp, túm, vồ lấy, bắt
- to tackle (v): chặn, cản (đối phương đang dắt bóng)
1/ A) area B) yard C) field D) region
2/ A) square B) round C) rectangle D) oval
3/ A) along B) across C) through D) past
4/ A) kicking B) shooting C) sending D) bringing
5/ A) said B) told C) introduced D) considered
6/ A) means B) path C) way D) road
7/ A) In spite of B) Because of C) By D) With
B. USE OF ENGLISH:
II/ Supply the correct form of the word in brackets:
1/ People are becoming far more aware of environmental issues.
2/ The two companies are in competition with each other.
3/ The Channel Tunnel was jointly funded by the French and British.
4/ We had to do some killing stomach exercises last night.
5/ He never goes out without his security men in attendance
6/ Participatory sports are becoming more popular.
7/ It was a courageous decision to resign in protest at the company's pollution record.
8/ The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.
9/ Predictably, after the initial media interest, the refugees now seem to have been forgotten.
10/ He'll be remembered both as a brilliant footballer and as a true sportsman.
III/ Fill each gap with a suitable word from the list below:
goalscorer, defenders, midfielders, quarterback, striker, penalty, red card, offside, referee, fans
1/ More than 15, 000 Liverpool _______ attended Saturday's game.
2/ Inter Milan have signed two new _______.
3/ A _______ is the player who receives the ball at the start of every play and tries to move it along the field.
4/ There was a _______ clause which said you had to pay half the cost if you cancelled your booking.
5/ Shevchenko was AC Milan's leading _______ that season.
6/ That player received a _______ and therefore he was not allowed to continue playing.
7/ Coventry had a goal disallowed for _______.
8/ They had to ask one of the spectators to _______ (the match).
9/ So far they have found few _______ of their point of view on campus.
10/ The club's new manager is a former England _______. He used to score a lot of goals.
IV/ Complete the sentences below with “will/ would/ shall/ should/ may/ might/ must/ can/ could/ is going to” (One word can only be used once):
1/ Shall I pick the children up from school today?
2/ Look at the sky! It’s very cloudy and I think it is going to rain hard.
3/ You said we could watch television when we've finished our homework.
4/ There may be some evidence to suggest she's guilty, but it's hardly conclusive.
5/ The train leaves at 8.58, so we will be in Scotland by lunchtime.
6/ There should be an investigation into the cause of the disaster.
7/ We must get someone to fix that wheel.
8/ Very politely the little boy asked if he might have another piece of cake.
9/ The doctors are doing all that they can, but she's still not breathing properly.
10/ What would you do if you lost your job?
V/ Fill in each gap with a suitable preposition:
1/ I can't concentrate _______ my work _______ all that noise.
2/ They laughed _______ her jokes.
3/ We bumped _______ Kate when we were _______ London last week.
4/ I'd never heard _______ him before he won the prize.
5/ They looked _______ the picture and laughed.
6/ What do you think _______ this latest government scheme?
7/ Have a listen _______ this! I've never heard anything _______ it before.
8/ I had a very odd dream _______ you last night.
9/ Whether _______ not we go _______ Spain _______ our holiday depends _______ the cost.
10/ It is a brave person who will die _______ their beliefs.
VI/ Write sentences using the clues given:
1/ Davis Cup / important / tennis championship.
2/ Japan / playing host / next / international conference.
3/ record / been / Top Ten / three weeks.
4/ Beatles' first / hit record / 'Love Me Do'.
5/ Only / goal / scored / entire match.
6/ forward / player / in / attacking position / team.
7/ Johnson / came on / substitute / towards / end / the match.
8/ He / injured, / spent / few weeks / season / the bench.
9/ He / scored / first goal / match / three minutes / after / interval.
10/ speed / allows him / easily dribble / defenders.
VII/ Complete the second sentences using the word in brackets, beginning as shown:
1/ Nobody has explained why my flight is delayed. (reason)
→ Nobody has ______________________________ the delay to my flight.
2/ I’d rather you didn’t come to the meeting late. (prefer)
→ I’d __________________________________________ the meeting late.
3/ When Nhung wanted to buy a new bicycle, she had to save up for 6 months. (Nhung)
→ It ____________________________________ save up for a new bicycle.
4/ They are letting Dung out of hospital next weekend. (released)
→ Dung ___________________________________ hospital next weekend.
5/ “Did you leave a tip for the waitress, Mum?” I asked. (he)
→ I asked my mother __________________________ a tip for the waitress.
6/ Khoa didn’t expect to win the prize, but he entered it anyway. (went)
→ Khoa didn’t expect to win the prize, but he _______________ it anyway.
VIII/ Read the sentences below carefully, and then put them in the correct order to make a proper reading: (Number 1 has done for you)
WORLD CUP (cont.)
1/ In 1904 representatives from seven European soccer associations (France, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) organized a governing body for soccer, called the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
2/ By the mid-1930s, the major European countries had become interested—except for the British Isles.
3/ In 1930 the first World Cup tournament was held in Uruguay.
4/ At that first meeting, FIFA planned to organize a world championship, but 26 years passed before conditions were suitable.
5/ Despite being shunned by the stronger European nations, the tournament was a financial success and excited international interest.
6/ England, Scotland, and Wales, which field separate national soccer teams, were not members of FIFA and refused to take part in the World Cup.
7/ Among other considerations, FIFA determined that the level of play was sufficient outside of Europe to support a world championship.
8/ The World Cup proved so popular that 36 nations entered the 1938 tournament, and preliminary elimination games were played to decide the 16 finalists.
9/ Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's fascist regime organized the 1934 tournament in Italy, which the host nation won.
10/ It was won by the host nation with a victory over Argentina in the final.
11/ France hosted the 1938 tournament, and Italy repeated as champion.
12/ In addition, professional leagues had evolved so that the Olympic Games, then restricted to amateur athletes, no longer represented the highest level of competition in the world.