Part 1. Read the passage and choose the best option A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
[ Đọc đoạn văn và chọn đáp án đúng nhất A, B, C hoặc D với mỗi câu hỏi sau.]
When you have a post-office box, the postman does not bring letters to you, but you go to the post office and get your letters and parcels from your box. The box is locked, and you have the key, so the letters are quite safe.
One day, the headmaster of a school wrote to the post office and asked for a post-office box for his school. He soon got an answer. It said, “We will give you a post-office box in one month/’
Three months later, the headmaster wrote to the post office again and said, “Why haven’t we got a post-office box yet?”
This was how the post office answered:
We gave you a post-office box two months ago and wrote to you then to tell you. Here is the key to your box. You will find our letter to you in it.”
Khi bạn có một hộp bưu điện, người đưa thư không mang thư đến cho bạn, mà bạn phải đi đến bưu điện và nhận thư từ và bưu kiện của bạn từ hộp của bạn. Hộp được khóa, và bạn có chìa khoá, vì vậy thư từ khá an toàn.
Một hôm, hiệu trưởng của một trường đã viết thư cho bưu điện và yêu cầu đặt một hộp bưu điện cho trường của ông. Ông ấy sớm nhận được lời hồi đáp. Họ nói, "Chúng tôi sẽ cung cấp cho ngài một hộp bưu điện trong một tháng nữa."
Ba tháng sau, hiệu trưởng viết cho bưu điện một lần nữa và nói, "Tại sao chúng ta chưa có hộp bưu điện?"
Đây là cách bưu điện trả lời:
"Xin chào Ngài,
Chúng tôi đã đưa cho bạn hộp bưu điện hai tháng trước và đã viết cho bạn sau đó để cho bạn biết. Đây là chìa khóa cho hộp của bạn. Bạn sẽ tìm thấy lá thư của chúng tôi viết cho bạn trong đó. "
1. What happens when you have a post-office box?
A. The postman does not bring the box to you.
B. Letters are brought to you by the postman.
C. You do not have to go to the post office.
D. You take your letters and parcels from the box.
2. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in paragraph 1?
A. You have to go to the post office to get your letters.
B. Letters kept in the post-office box are rather safe.
C. The post-office box is locked by the postman.
D. The owner of the post-office box has the key.
3. Why did the headmaster write to the post office?
A. He wanted to have an answer from the post office.
B. He ordered a post-office box for his school.
C. He expected to receive the post-office box in one month.
D. He had not received his letters from the post office.
4. How long did the headmaster get the post-office box since he asked the post office?
A. one month
B. two months
C. three months
D. four months
5. When do you think the headmaster will receive the key to his post-office box?
A. He never will as the key is in the letter which also goes to the post-office box.
B. He never will as the post office stops giving it to him after two months.
C. He will have it when he comes to the post office to get his letters.
D. He will get the box only when he can find the letter with the key in it.
Hướng dẫn giải
1. D 2.C 3. B 4. A 5. A
Part 2. Read the passage and choose the best option A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
[ Đọc đoạn văn và chọn đáp án đúng nhất A, B, C hoặc D cho mỗi câu hỏi dưới đây]
Computer people talk a lot about the need for other people to become “computer-literate”. But not all experts agree that this is a good idea.
One pioneer, in particular, who disagrees is David Tebbutt, the founder of Computer town UK. Although many people see this as a successful attempt to bring people closer to the computer, David does not see it that way. He says that Computer town UK was formed for just the opposite reason, to bring computers to people and make them “people-literate”.
David Tebbutt thinks Computer towns are most successful when tied to a computer club but he insists there is an important difference between the two. The clubs are for people who have some computer knowledge already. This frightens away non-experts, who are happier going to Computer towns where there are computers for them to experiment on, with experts to encourage them and answer any questions they have. They are not told what to do, they find out. The computer experts have to' learn not to tell people about computers, but have to be able to answer all questions people ask. People don’t have to learn computer terms, but the experts have to explain in plain languageế The computers are becoming “people-literate”.
Dịch bài đọc
1. Which of the following is David Tebbutt’s idea on the relationship between people and computers?
A. Computer learning should be made easier.
B. There should be more computer clubs for experts,
C. People should work harder to master computer use.
D. Computers should be made cheaper so that people can afford them.
2. We can infer from the passage that “computer-literate” means________________ .
A. being able to afford a computer
B. being able to write computer programs
C. working with the computer and finding out its value
D. understanding the computer and kfiowing how to use it
3. The word “it” in the second paragraph refers to the idea that Computer towns
A. help to set up more computer clubs
B. bring people to learn how to use computers
C. bring more experts to work together
D. help to sell computers to the public •
4. David Tebbutt started Computer town UK with the purpose of _______________ .
A. making better use of computer experts
B. improving computer programmes
C. increasing computer sales
D. popularising computers
1. A 2. D 3. B 4. D