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Đề thi tuyển sinh Cao đẳng môn Tiếng Anh Khối A1 và D1 năm 2012 - Mã đề 532
BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO 
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC 
(Đề thi có 07 trang) 
ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH CAO ĐẲNG NĂM 2012 
Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối A1 và Khối D1 
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề 
 Mã đề thi 532 
Họ, tên thí sinh:.......................................................................... 
Số báo danh:............................................................................ 
ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 QUESTIONS (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80) 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the 
following questions. 
Question 1: The police have begun an ______ into the accident which happened this afternoon. 
A. investigating B. investigate C. investigatory D. investigation 
Question 2: That cannot be a true story. He ______ it up. 
A. must have made B. can have made C. would have made D. should have made 
Question 3: Mary: “Do you mind if I sit here?” 
 Laura: “______” 
A. Yes, why not? B. Don’t mention it. C. No, not at all. D. My pleasure. 
Question 4: The teacher said that I would be able to speak English fluently ______ six months. 
A. since B. in C. by D. till 
Question 5: There is a good film ______ TV tonight. Will you watch it? 
A. in B. on C. at D. from 
Question 6: Parts of the mountain road have been washed ______ after the floods. 
A. away B. out C. through D. off 
Question 7: Susan, remember to apply this sun cream ______ two hours. 
A. every B. several C. some D. each 
Question 8: I hope you will ______ notice of what I am going to tell you. 
A. gain B. get C. take D. keep 
Question 9: How long ago ______ to learn French? 
A. were you starting B. have you started C. would you start D. did you start 
Question 10: Neither Tom nor his brothers ______ willing to help their mother with the housework. 
A. is B. was C. are D. has been 
Question 11: College students are becoming less dependent ______ their teachers. 
A. on B. to C. of D. with 
Question 12: No sooner ______ my car than the alarm went off. 
A. touched the thief B. the thief touched 
C. the thief had touched D. had the thief touched 
Question 13: Nowadays, most students use ______ calculators in their studies and examinations. 
A. electricity B. electronic C. electrical D. electric 
Question 14: ______ he was tired, he still watched the final match on TV. 
A. However B. Though C. Despite D. Because 
Question 15: I’d rather you ______ to the English-speaking club with me this Sunday. 
A. will come B. to come C. come D. came 
Question 16: He gave ______ his job in order to go back to university. 
A. away B. in C. up D. out 
Question 17: Parts of the country are suffering water ______ after the unusually dry summer. 
A. supply B. hunger C. thirst D. shortage 
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Question 18: Sarah: “Oh my God, I’ve missed my bus.” 
 Christ: “______. Another will come here in ten minutes.” 
A. Don’t worry B. Thank you C. I hope so D. Don’t mention it 
Question 19: She was ______ angry that she could not say a word. 
A. so many B. such C. too much D. so 
Question 20: Spain has won the championship, ______ is not surprising. 
A. how B. that C. what D. which 
Question 21: Instead of staying around the house all day, you should be out there looking ______ a job. 
A. into B. after C. at D. for 
Question 22: Jack: “What’s wrong with you?” 
 Jill: “______.” 
A. Thank you very much B. I’m having a slight headache 
C. No, I don’t care D. Yes, I was tired yesterday 
Question 23: They are having their house ______ by a construction company. 
A. being painted B. painting C. painted D. to paint 
Question 24: This carpet really needs ______. Can you do it for me, son? 
A. cleaned B. clean C. cleaning D. being cleaned 
Question 25: My teacher reminded me ______ my essay carefully before handing it in. 
A. to have checked B. checking C. checked D. to check 
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 26 to 35. 
One of the factors contributing to the intense nature of twenty-first-century stress is our continual 
exposure to media – particularly to an overabundance of news. If you feel stressed out by the news, 
you are far from alone. Yet somehow many of us seem unable to prevent ourselves from tuning in to 
an extreme degree. 
The further back we go in human history, the longer news took to travel from place to place, and 
the less news we had of distant people and lands altogether. The printing press obviously changed all 
that, as did every subsequent development in transportation and telecommunication. 
When television came along, it proliferated like a population of rabbits. In 1950, there were 
100,000 television sets in North American homes; one year later there were more than a million. 
Today, it’s not unusual for a home to have three or more television sets, each with cable access to 
perhaps over a hundred channels. News is the subject of many of those channels, and on several of 
them it runs 24 hours a day. 
What’s more, after the traumatic events of September 11, 2001, live newscasts were paired with 
perennial text crawls across the bottom of the screen – so that viewers could stay abreast of every 
story all the time. 
Needless to say, the news that is reported to us is not good news, but rather disturbing images and 
sound bytes alluding to disaster (natural and man-made), upheaval, crime, scandal, war, and the like. 
Compounding the problem is that when actual breaking news is scarce, most broadcasts fill in with 
scare stories about things that possibly might threaten our health, safety, finances, relationships, 
waistline, hairline, or very existence in the future. This variety of story tends to treat with equal alarm 
a potentially lethal flu outbreak and the bogus claims of a wrinkle cream that overpromises smooth 
skin. 
Are humans meant to be able to process so much trauma – not to mention so much overblown 
anticipation of potential trauma – at once? The human brain, remember, is programmed to slip into 
alarm mode when danger looms. Danger looms for someone, somewhere at every moment. Exposing 
ourselves to such input without respite and without perspective cannot be anything other than a 
source of chronic stress. 
 (Extracted from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beating Stress by Arlene Matthews Uhl - Penguin Group 2006) 
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Question 26: According to the passage, which of the following has contributed to the intense nature of 
twenty-first-century stress? 
A. Our inability to control ourselves B. An overabundance of special news 
C. The degree to which stress affects our life D. Our continual exposure to the media 
Question 27: In the past, we had less news of distant people and lands because ______. 
A. means of communication and transportation were not yet invented 
B. the printing press changed the situation too slowly 
C. printing, transportation, and telecommunications were not developed 
D. most people lived in distant towns and villages 
Question 28: The pronoun “them” in paragraph 3 refers to ______. 
A. TV channels B. TV news C. cable access D. television sets 
Question 29: The word “traumatic” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______. 
A. exciting B. upsetting C. boring D. fascinating 
Question 30: According to the passage, when there is not enough actual breaking news, broadcasts 
______. 
A. are full of dangerous diseases such as flu 
B. send out frightening stories about potential dangers 
C. send out live newscasts paired with text across the screen 
D. are forced to publicise an alarming increase in crime 
Question 31: As stated in the passage, a flu outbreak and the bogus claims of a wrinkle cream tend to 
______. 
A. be warmly welcomed by the public B. be scarce breaking news 
C. be treated with equal alarm D. involve natural and man-made disasters 
Question 32: Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage? 
A. Many people are under stress caused by the media. 
B. The news that is reported to us is not good news. 
C. The only source of stress in our modern life is the media. 
D. Many TV channels supply the public with breaking news. 
Question 33: The word “slip” in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to ______. 
A. bring B. fall C. fail D. release 
Question 34: According to the passage, our continual exposure to bad news without perspective is 
obviously ______. 
A. a source of chronic stress 
B. the result of an overabundance of good news 
C. a source of defects in human brain 
D. the result of human brain’s switch to alarm mode 
Question 35: What is probably the best title for this passage? 
A. Developments in Telecommunications B. More Modern Life – More Stress 
C. Effective Ways to Beat Stress D. The Media – A Major Cause of Stress 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase CLOSEST in 
meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions. 
Question 36: A special exhibition of Indian art will be opened at the National Museum next month. 
A. show B. painting C. music D. programme 
Question 37: Traffic began to flow normally again after the accident. 
A. with the same speed B. strangely and irregularly 
C. repeatedly in different modes D. in the usual or ordinary way 
Question 38: Don’t be concerned about your mother’s illness; she’ll recover soon. 
A. embarrassed at B. worried about C. angry with D. surprised at 
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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that has the underlined 
part pronounced differently from the rest in each of the following questions. 
Question 39: A. faithful B. certain C. attain D. plain 
Question 40: A. survived B. determined C. maintained D. started 
Question 41: A. universal B. supply C. reserve D. sensitive 
Question 42: A. weather B. repeat C. teaching D. treatment 
Question 43: A. stimulate B. population C. documentary D. maximum 
Read the following passage on climate change, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer 
sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 44 to 53. 
Experts in climatology and other scientists are becoming extremely concerned about the changes 
to our climate which are taking place. Admittedly, climate changes have occurred on our planet 
before. For example, there have been several ice ages or glacial periods. 
These climatic changes, however, were different from the modern ones in that they occurred 
gradually and, as far as we know, naturally. The changes currently being monitored are said to be the 
result not of natural causes, but of human activity. Furthermore, the rate of change is becoming 
alarmingly rapid. 
The major problem is that the planet appears to be warming up. According to some experts, this 
warming process, known as global warming, is occurring at a rate unprecedented in the last 10,000 
years. The implications for the planet are very serious. Rising global temperatures could give rise to 
such ecological disasters as extremely high increases in the incidence of flooding and of droughts. 
These in turn could have a harmful effect on agriculture. 
It is thought that this unusual warming of the Earth has been caused by so-called greenhouse gases, 
such as carbon dioxide, being emitted into the atmosphere by car engines and modern industrial 
processes, for example. Such gases not only add to the pollution of the atmosphere, but also create a 
greenhouse effect, by which the heat of the sun is trapped. This leads to the warming up of the planet. 
Politicians are also concerned about climate change and there are now regular summits on the 
subject, attended by representatives from around 180 of the world's industrialized countries. Of these 
summits, the most important took place in Kyoto in Japan in 1997. There it was agreed that the most 
industrialized countries would try to reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions and were given 
targets for this reduction of emissions. 
It was also suggested that more forests should be planted to create so-called sinks to absorb 
greenhouse gases. At least part of the problem of rapid climate change has been caused by too drastic 
deforestation. 
Sadly, the targets are not being met. Even more sadly, global warnings about climate changes are 
often still being regarded as scaremongering. 
 (From Read and Understand 2 by Betty Kirkpatrick & Rebecca Mok - Learners Publishing Pte Ltd 2005) 
Question 44: According to the passage, in what way did the climate changes in the ice ages differ 
from the modern ones? 
A. They occurred naturally over a long period of time. 
B. They were fully monitored by humans. 
C. They were partly intended. 
D. They were wholly the result of human activity. 
Question 45: The word “alarmingly” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______. 
A. surprisingly B. disappointingly C. disapprovingly D. worryingly 
Question 46: According to the passage, agriculture could ______. 
A. make the global warming more serious 
B. be indirectly affected by the global temperature rises 
C. be directly damaged by the rises in global temperature 
D. give rise to many ecological disasters 
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Question 47: Greenhouse gases cause the warming up of the Earth because they ______. 
A. trap heat from the sun B. are unusual gases 
C. are emitted by car engines D. do not add to atmosphere pollution 
Question 48: According to the passage, 1997 witnessed ______. 
A. the largest number of summits on the subject of climate change 
B. widespread concern about climate change 
C. the highest attendance by representatives from 180 industrialised countries 
D. the most important summit on climate change taking place in Kyoto, Japan 
Question 49: It can be inferred from the passage that the countries which are mainly responsible for global 
warming are ______. 
A. the most industrialised countries B. developing countries 
C. countries with the warmest climate D. developed countries 
Question 50: The word “There” in paragraph 5 refers to ______. 
A. the world’s industrialised countries B. the 1997 summit in Kyoto, Japan 
C. the most industrialised countries D. regular summits on climate change 
Question 51: Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage? 
A. The so-called sinks created by forests can absorb greenhouse gases. 
B. Carbon dioxide is one of the gases that may cause the so-called greenhouse effect. 
C. The problem of rapid climate change has been caused mainly by deforestation. 
D. Politicians are among those who are concerned about climate change. 
Question 52: The word “drastic” in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to ______. 
A. widespread B. obvious C. severe D. hard 
Question 53: What is probably the writer’s attitude toward global warming? 
A. Optimistic B. Positive C. Pessimistic D. Neutral 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase OPPOSITE in 
meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions. 
Question 54: She was unhappy that she lost contact with a lot of her old friends when she went 
abroad to study. 
A. lost control of B. put in charge of C. got in touch with D. made room for 
Question 55: His boss has had enough of his impudence, and doesn't want to hire him any more. 
A. respect B. obedience C. rudeness D. agreement 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the 
following questions. 
Question 56: ______, the less polluted the environment will be. 
A. The more polluted landfills will be B. The fewer landfills we have 
C. The less landfills are polluted D. The more landfills are there 
Question 57: It is believed ______. 
A. why is Alice such a talented ballet dancer 
B. that Alice is a talented ballet dancer 
C. how is Alice a talented ballet dancer 
D. when Alice to become a talented ballet dancer 
Question 58: I have two sisters, ______. 
A. both of whom are nurses B. one of them are nurses 
C. most of whom are nurses D. most of them are nurses 
Question 59: Switch off all the lights ______. 
A. before you leave the room B. after you will leave the room 
C. by the time you enter the room D. until you enter the room 
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Question 60: ______ that she does not want to stay any longer. 
A. So homesick does Beth feel B. Beth feels such homesick 
C. A little homesick does Beth feel D. Homesick though Beth may feel 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs 
correction. 
Question 61: The children wish that they have more free time to play football. 
 A B C D 
Question 62: A dolphin can communicate with other by making distinctive sounds. 
 A B C D 
Question 63: Opened the letter from her boyfriend, she felt extremely excited. 
 A B C D 
Question 64: Wood is an excellent resource for heating homes, cooking food, and build houses. 
 A B C D 
Question 65: In spite of the heavy rain, all we enjoyed the excursion. 
 A B C D 
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the 
correct word or phrase for each of the blanks from 66 to 75. 
The popular image of student life is of young people with few responsibilities enjoying themselves 
and (66)______ very little work. This is often not true. Many older people now study at college or 
university, sometimes (67)______ a part-time basis while having a job and looking after a family. 
These students are often (68)______ motivated and work very hard. 
Younger students are often thought to be lazy and careless about money but this (69)______ is 
changing. In Britain reduced government support for higher education means that students can no 
longer rely on having their expenses (70)______ for them. Formerly, students received a grant 
towards their living expenses. Now most can only get a loan (71)______ has to be paid back. Since 
1999 they have paid over £1 000 towards tuition (72)______ and this amount will increase up to a 
maximum of £3 000. In the US students already (73)______ pay for tuition and room and board. 
Many get a financial aid package which may (74)______ grants, scholarships and loans. The fear of 
having large debts places (75)______ pressure on students and many take part-time jobs during the 
term and work full-time in the vacations. 
 (Extracted from Oxford Guide to British and American Culture – Oxford Advanced Learner’s Compass) 
Question 66: A. carrying B. producing C. doing D. making 
Question 67: A. on B. with C. at D. for 
Question 68: A. adequately B. absolutely C. mainly D. highly 
Question 69: A. condition B. situation C. state D. position 
Question 70: A. paid B. to pay C. paying D. pay 
Question 71: A. who B. which C. whether D. what 
Question 72: A. money B. allowances C. fees D. charge 
Question 73: A. have to B. had better C. may D. should 
Question 74: A. belong B. include C. consist D. compose 
Question 75: A. generous B. considerate C. large D. considerable 
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in 
meaning to each of the following questions. 
Question 76: “Trust me! Do not invest all your money in one company,” said my friend. 
A. My friend offered to help me to invest all my money in one company. 
B. My friend ordered me to invest all my money in one company. 
C. My friend persuaded me not to invest all my money in one company. 
D. My friend encouraged me to invest all my money in one company. 
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Question 77: Take this route and you will get to the village. 
A. Unless you take this route, you will get to the village. 
B. Although this route may lead you to th

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