UNIT 15: SPACE CONQUEST ( Tiếp Nè )
I. Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words.
1) A. stones B. learns C. phones D. tense
2) A. lifted B. lasted C. happened D. decided
3) A. speed C. person C. temperature D. psychology
II. Circle the word that has stress pattern different from that of the other words.
4) A. uncertain B. technical C. attention D. attraction
5) A. psychology B. cosmonaut C. accident D. national
6) A. uncertainty B. satisfaction C. psychology D. approximate
B. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
* Circle the best answer for each sentence.
8) No one knew precisely what would happen to a human being in space. The word “precisely” is closest in meaning to “____”.
A. nicely B. exactly C. rigidly D. roughly
9) Many spacemen could never get back to the Earth because of ___ accidents.
A. tragedy B. tragic C. tragically D. tragedies
10) He finds it difficult for him to recover from his son’s ____.
A. die B. dead C. deadly D. death
11) He failed again, which was a/an ____ disappointment.
A. enormous B. big C. wide D. large
12) The flight will take approximately three weeks. The word “approximately” is closest in meaning to “____”.
A. closely B. exactly C. about D. precisely
13) How long did Yuri Gagarin’s trip into space ____? Only 180 minutes.
A. lengthen B. last C. late D. strengthen
14) When ____ astronaut travels into space, if a technical failure happens, he can never get back to ____ Earth.
A. an / the B. Þ / an C. an / Þ D. the / Þ
15) Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on ____ moon.
A. a B. an C. the D. Þ
16) Everybody congratulated the astronauts ___ their successful trip into space.
A. on B. for C. of D. in
17) Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel into space ___ April 12th, 1961.
A. at B. on C. in` D. from
18) A / an ____ is a person who is trained for traveling in a spacecraft.
A. astronaut B. scientist C. engineer D. technician
19) When spacemen travel into space they have to face enormous ____ because they do not know what may happen.
A. certainties B. uncertainties C. possibilities D. precisions
20) Lisa’s been able to play the flute since she was six, ____?
A. can’t she B. isn’t she C. wasn’t he D. hasn’t she
21) Neil seemed to have a good time at the party, ____?
A. hadn’t he B. had he C. did he D. didn’t he
22) There has not been a great response to the sale, ____?
A. does there B. hasn’t there C. has there d. hasn’t it
23) She had done more work in one day than her husband ____ in three days.
A. do B. could do C. may do D. done
24) You are going to come to the party, ____?
A. aren’t you B. do you C. will you D. won’t you
25) Despite the bad weather, he ____ get to the airport in time.
A. could B. couldn’t C. was able to D. almost
26) You’re Cynthia, ____ you?
A. aren’t B. are C. didn’t D. were
27) We didn’t eat here last week, ____ we?
A. didn’t B. did C. haven’t D. do
28) You have ever heard about Yuri Gagarin, ____?
A. do you B. haven’t you C. don’t you D. didn’t you
29) Jenny ____ leave the hospital only fours days after the operation.
A. was able to B. could C. can D. will be able to
30) At last, they ____ get through the mountain in such a heavy rain.
A. can B. could C. are able to D. were able to
C. READING * Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
Until recently, you may only read in (31) ____ fiction that an ordinary person could (32) ____ a trip into space. We have heard ideas about holidays to the Moon, but these were just a story, and everyday flights into space seemed just a distant (33) ____ .Aspirations of space tourism are remembered in science fiction works such as Arthur C. Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust and Islands of the Sky. But now, this fiction could become achievable as major steps are being taken to make the dream (34) ____ traveling into space (35) ____ a practical reality. On 28 April 2001, Dennis Tito, (36) ____ millionaire, became the world’s first space (37) ____. Tito was (38) into space onboard a Russian Soyuz capsule. He showed that anyone could make a space journey. Five years on, scientists are attempting to shape the future in order to give everyone a (39) ____ to fulfill their dreams of traveling into space, whether (40) ____ not they are millionaires.
31) A. science B. scientist C. scientific D. scientific
31) A. do B. take C. invent D. establish
33) A. views B. weightlessness C. actions D. possibility
34) A. in b. for C. of D. on
35) A. become B. to become C. became D. becoming
36) A. a B. an C. the D. Þ
37) A. cosmonaut B. astronaut C. tourist D. engineer
38) A. flown B. thrown C. whirled D. launched
39) A. chance B. opportunity C. must D. change
40) A. nor B. or C. neither D. and
* Choose the underlined part among A, B, C or D that needs correcting.
41) Your grandfather could speak five languages, could he?
A B C D
42) She spoke in a very low voice, but I can understand what she said.
A B C D
43) I used to be to stand on my head but I can’t be able to do it now.
A B C D
44) The trip was cancelled lask week. John couldn’t go away because he was ill.
A B C D