at various times: ở nhiều thời điểm
Thus far, close to 130 nations have contributed personnel (20) at various times; 119 are currently providing peacekeepers.
Tạm dịch: Cho đến nay, có gần 130 quốc gia đã đóng góp nhân sự ở nhiều thời điểm; 119 quốc gia hiện đang cung cấp cho lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình.
Chọn đáp án là B
Read the following passage and mark A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the blanks from 36 to 40.American folk music originated with (36) ________ people at a time when the rural population was isolated and music was not (37) ______ spread by radio, records, or music video. It was (38) _____ by oral traditional and is noted for its energy, humor, and emotional impact. The major source of early American folk songs was music from the British Isles, but songs from Africa as songs of the American Indians have significant part in its heritage. Later settler from other countries also contributed songs. In the nineteenth century, composer Steven Foster wrote some of the most enduringly popular of all American songs, (39) ______ soon became part of the folk tradition. Beginning in the 1930s, Woody Guthrie gained great popularity by adapting melodies and lyrics and supplying new ones as well. In the 1950s and 1960s, singer – composers such as Peter Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez continued this tradition by urban‟ folk music. Many of these songs deal (40) _____ important social issue, such as racial integration and the war in Vietnam
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best first each of the numbered blanks from 1 to 5.
Humans are destroying the earth‟s tropical rain forests. About 80,000 square kilometers are being destroyed every year. About a quarter of the (1)_____ comes from people cutting trees for fuel. Another quarter is to make grassland for their cattle. The (2)______ trees are cut down to sell the wood to start farms.
The population in cities all over the world is growing, and more and more wood is needed to build huge new buildings. For example, 5,000 trees from Sarawak rain forest in Malaysia were used to build just one tall building. (3)_______ people continue cutting down that many trees in Sarawak rain forest, all the trees could be gone in eight years.
The world needs more food, and it (4)______ like a good idea to clear the rain forests and use the land for agriculture. Many people think that the land under these huge, thick forests must be in rich nutrients, but it isn't. This is another surprising thing about rain forests. Most of the land in tropical rain forest is very(5)________.
Read the passage and mark A, B, C or D to indicate the correct word that best fits each of the questions from 21 to 25.
In the early twentieth century, an American woman named Emily Post wrote a book (21)_______ etiquette. This book explained the proper behavior Americans should follow in many different social situations from birthday parties to funerals. But in modern society, it is not simply to know the proper (22)______ for behavior in your own country. It is necessary for people who work or travel abroad to understand the rules of etiquette in other cultures as well. Cultural differences can be found in such simple processes as giving or receiving a gift. In Western cultures, a gift can be given to the receiver with relatively (23)______ ceremony. (24)______, in some Asian countries, the act of gift-giving may appear confusing to Westerners. When a gift is offered, the receiver usually takes the gift and expresses his or her thanks. In Chinese culture, both the giver and receiver understand that the receiver will typically refuse to take the gift several times before he or she finally accepts it. In addition, to show respect for the receiver, it is (25)_________ in several Asian cultures to use both hands when offering a gift to another person.
The (2)______ trees are cut down to sell the wood to start farms.
(3)_______ people continue cutting down that many trees in Sarawak rain forest, all the trees could be gone in eight years.