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English for the master course

Tieng Anh cho dau ra cao hoc

Test overview
Time: 90 mins Structure: - Reading (4 parts):
+ + + + Multiple choice (Vocabulary and Grammar): 20 1 Multiple choice (5 real-world messages): 5 2 Multiple choice (2 reading texts): 10 2 Gap-filling ( a short passage): 10 1

- Writing (2 parts):
+ Sentence transformation : 10 2 + A letter of 100 words: 1 20

- Do easy parts first -> Suggested order:
Sentence transformation-> Letter-> Multiple choice-> Gap- filling

- Mind the time: Letter (20- 25 mins), other parts (60mins), checking (5-10 mins) - Never leave blanks empty.

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Vocabulary 1: Fun and games: 1. Beat- beat-beaten/beat= defeat + She always beats me at tennis + Chelsea beat Man City (by) 1-0. - Win>< lose + Chelsea won/lost that match/ the prize. + Chelsea won 1-0/ lost 0-1 with Man City.

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2. Board game(s):

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3. Champion/ championship
- Lance Armstrong is one of the greatest champions. He has won a lot of championships. 4. Defeat (v,n): + (v): Chelsea defeated Man City. (=beat) +(n): Man City suffered a disappointing defeat to

Chelsea. (= loss) 5. Entertaining (adj): funny, enjoyable E.g.: It was a very entertaining match.

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6. Interest (v, n) - (v): Football really interests him. - (n): She doesnt show any interest in football. - (adj): She isnt interested in. 7. opponent= rival= competitor 8. pleasure: - Men often take lots of pleasure in football. (happiness) 9. risk (v, n): + (n): There is a high risk of traffic accidents here. I dont want to take risks. Many people are at risk of bird flu. + (v): I wont risk my life in that investment.

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10. Score (v,n) - (v): How many goals did Chelsea score? - (n): He got a high score in the test. The final score was 1-0. 11. Join in (phr V) - We want everyone to join in ( with the club). . the club. 12. Send off: make a player leave a game - They had to send off a player for swearing at the referee.

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13. hero/ heroic/heroine: - Hero (male), heroine (female) - Heroic (adj): He did a lot of heroic acts. 14. Playful (adj): funny, not serious - Those were playful remarks. 15. The song is popular with teenagers. 16. Feel like: - Do you feel like (drinking) some Coke? 17. Game against: - I had a game of tennis against Jane. 18. Have fun = enjoy ones self. 19. To be keen on= like + Ving

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1. Champion 4. Gym 5. Coach 8. Referee 9. Support 11. Folk 2. Member 3. Opponent 6. Cheat

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Collection Singers Children Player Musicians Collectors Entertainment childhood

9. Join 10. Turn 11. Sent 12. Eat 13. Turn 14. Gave 15. Carried on 16. take

17. Is crazy about 18. Was a sailor 19. Feel like watching 20. Took part 21. A game of tennis against 22. Used to play 23. Interested in 24. Had fun 25. Is popular with

Ex 5
27. B 28. D 29. B 30. A - Used to V: past habit (I used to go to the gym 3 years ago) - Be used to Ving: get accustomed to smt ( He was used to living abroad) 31. C 32. A 33. D 34. B

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Grammar: Tenses:
I. Past tense: 1. Past simple and past continuous: - Past simple: a completed action in the past. E.g.: I went to HCM city in 2000/ 10 years ago/ when I was 20. - Past continuous: + An action which was happening at a point of time in the past E.g.: At 8pm last night I was watching TV. + An action which was interrupted by other short actions: E.g.: They were playing cards when I called. - Non-progressive verbs: + Vs of senses: see, smell, hear, taste, feel, look + Vs of emotions: like, love, hate, want, wish, need... + Vs of mental activity: believe, remember, know, realize, wish + Vs of possession: have, own, belong...

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2. Past habit/ state: used to V (happened regularly in the past, no longer happens now) + I used to go to an English club every Saturday when I was at university. + I didnt use to like travelling, but now I really like it 3. Past perfect & Past perfect continuous: + Past perfect: An action which happened before another action in the past. E.g.: The concert had already started before/ when we arrived. + Past perfect continuous: An action which started in the past & continued up to another action in the past E.g.: When/ By the time Alex finished his studies, he had been living in Australia for 7 years.

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II. Present tense: 1. Present simple & present continuous:
- PS: a fact that is always true or true for a long time, a habit. E.g.: She lives in Melbourne. / She goes jogging every morning. - PC: an action that is true for a short time. (happening now or around now) E.g.: She is working for Pepsi until she gets a better job.

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2. Present perfect and present perfect continuous: a. Present perfect (indefinite time & present relevance) - Personal experience ( ever, never) E.g.: Have you ever been to the EU? This is the first time I have tried Japanese food. - An action which started in the past & continues up to present (since, for) E.g.: I have been working in the army for 10 years. - A past action which happened near present (just, recently, lately, yet, already) E.g.: I havent finished my revision yet.

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b. Present perfect & Present perfect continuous: - For some verbs like live, stay, study, learn, work, teach, wait, sleep when they are used with for/ since, both PP and PPC are the same. b) For other verbs: PP (quantity, completion), PPC (time, incompletion) e.g.: - I have smoked 5 cigarettes today. (quantity) - He has been smoking cigarettes for 10 years. (time) - Jenifer has been painting her house for hours but she hasnt finished yet.

26. A 27. C 28. C 29. B 30. B 31. D 32. C 33. A

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III. Future time:
Present simple: a future timetable:

e.g.: His train arrives at 11:30pm. - Present continuous: a definite arrangement in the near future: e.g.: We are playing football in the stadium nearby after class. - Going to: + expresses a plan/ an intention in near/ far future e.g.: - Im going to meet Tom at noon. - She is going to become a ballet dancer when she grows up. - Will: a future fact, a promise, a prediction(based on speakers belief) - offer + According to the weather forecast, it will rain tomorrow. + I will remember this day for the rest of my life. + You will pass the English test. Dont worry! + Shall I help you? ( Shall: I, we)

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. will do Am seeing Are you going to do Will you tell Is going to grow Are having Will remember Are you going Will pass Will complain

Sample: This is part of a letter you receive from an English-speaking friend.

In your next letter, please tell me about something exciting you like to do. Why is it such good fun?

Writing a letter

Now write a letter (100- 120 words), answering your friends questions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Step 1: Take notes of main ideas (3) - What is it? - Where, when, what to do? - How do you feel? Step 2: Write (15) Step 3: Check mistakes (2)

Writing a letter
Dear Mia, ( 1) Thank you for your letter. It was great to hear from you. (2.1) What I like most is reading an interesting book in my room, especially at the weekend. I often choose a good book recommended by my friends, read it and listen to my favorite music at the same time. I feel so relaxed and peaceful to do that in my cozy little room. I can read books in this way for hours non-stop. Sometimes, I put a sign outside the door saying Do not disturb, so nobody can come in to disrupt me. (2.2.) That is what I love to do in my free time. How about you? Please write soon to let me know. (2.3) All the best, (3) Olivia
(1- Greeting): Dear/ Hi smb, (2- Body): 2.1.( Thank you for smt/ I have received your letter dated June 15/ ) 2.2. ( answer the friends letter) 2.3. (ask your friend): Write soon to let me know./ I look forward to hearing from you./Dont forget to write soon. (3- Closing): All the best,/ Best regards,/ Best wishes,/ With love,/ Lots of love

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Writing part 2: - Greeting - Body: + Thank you for + Answer questions . You should go to/ visit; You cant miss.; If I were you I would choose. . Nha Trang beach: admire blue sea & white sand beach; go swimming/ sunbathing/for a walk/ sight-seeing to many beauty places . Hoi An ancient town: see traditional architectural buildings, visit old temples & pagodas, enjoy various kinds of food with Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese style. . Sword lake: see a mirror-like green lake; go to tourist attractions like Ngoc Son temple, The Huc bridge; love romantic & charming scenery of the lake in autumn. + Are you interested in those places? Please write to let me know. I look forward to hearing - Closing

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Writing, Part 1: 1. have lent: (borrow smt from smb= lend smb smt) 2. The first 3. Long as 4. The price of 5. gives/ sends

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Reading, part 1: 1. B 2. B 3. A 4. C 5. C

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Vocabulary: 1. Apologize to smb for (doing) smt. E.g.: I apologized to her for leaving early. 2. Defend smt/ smb against smt (= protect): - The army has to defend their country. 3. Divorced (adj) - She is divorced. - She got divorced 5 years ago. 4. Grateful to smb for (doing) smt E.g: I am always grateful to her for taking care of my children. 5. Loving (adj): showing a lot of love to someone. E.g.: They are such loving parents. They can do anything for their children.
( to be sorry about smt/ to hear )
(lovely: pleasant, lovely person/ evening)

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6. To be loyal to smb/ smt 7. Mood (n): to be in a good/ bad mood 8. Neighbourhood (n): the area around someones house or the people living there. E.g.: There are lots of children in my neighbourbood. 9. Respect (n): have/ show respect for smt/ smt; treat smb with respect Respect (v): respect smb/ smt. 10. Trust (v, n): trust smb/smt; put trust in smb/ smt

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11. In common with: - We have many things in common ( with each other). 12. In contact with: - Are you still in contact with her. - Contact (v) me later. 13. On purpose: - I didnt do it on purpose. It was an accident. 14. Relation & relationship: - relation: friendship, family member E.g.: Peter and I have a very good relation. She has lots of relations. - Relationship: connection, family, romantic relation E.g.: - Whats the relationship between smoking and cancer? - I have a very good relationship with my father. - My relationship with Laura has lasted for 5 years.

Practice test 2 Passive voice

E.g.: Active: Columbus

Passive: America

discovered was discovered

America by Columbus

Be + Past Participle Form: Use: When we focus on the RECEIVER of the action, not the doer

Changing from Active to Passive:

Active: Passive: S S V be +Pii O by O

Active 1. The secretary opens the mail. 2. The secretary is opening the mail. Passive The mail is opened by the secretary. The mail is being opened by the secretary.

3. The secretary has opened the mail.

4. The secretary opened the mail. 5. The secretary was opening the mail. 6. The secretary had opened the mail. 7. The secretary will open the mail. 8. The secretary is going to open the mail. 9. The secretary will have opened the mail. 10. The secretary must open the mail.

The mail has been opened by the secretary.

The mail was opened by the secretary. The mail was being opened by the secretary. The mail had been opened by the secretary. The mail will be opened by the secretary. The mail is going to be opened by the secretary. The mail will have been opened by the secretary. The mail must be opened by the secretary.

Note: The progressive forms of the present

perfect, past perfect, future simple and future perfect are not used in the passive.

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Writing part 2: - Greeting - Body: + Thank you for + Answer questions . In the past: to be messy, it looks quite plain . Some changes: replace my old bed with a large new wooden bed, change dark curtains for brighter ones; buy a new flat screen TV to enjoy entertaining programs; use Korean wallpaper to decorate my room. . It looks much better/ really good/ tidy/ nice. . I feel so happy, delighted, joyful, proud of my room. + How about your room? I look forward to - Closing