TOEIC Reading - một số bài thi thử có đáp án
Choose the correct answer
1. ________ the end of year results were published, the managers got their bonuses.
A. When B. While C. If D. Because
2. Commercial builders downplayed __________ a bust in the superheated housing market.
A. concerning B. the concern of C. concerned that D. concerns about
3. The report showed that overall prices are up 3.1 percent _________ 12 months.
A. during the last B. in the following C. periodically over D. since the last
4. He is excited about the new promotion and looking forward to ________ more responsibilities.
A. taking on B. take on C. getting up D. taking in
5. The flight arrives __________ Tokyo in three hours.
A. in B. at C. into D. on
6. The company expects to see ___________ breakeven and a 15 cent a share loss in the second
A. approximately B. more than C. more or less D. somewhere between
7. Strong exports ___________ in driving first-quarter growth, rising 35 percent from a year
A. played a big role B. played a hand C. instrumental D. effectively
8. First quarter revenue _________ $45.1 billion from $44.7 billion a year earlier.
A. increased B. declined from C. expanded at D. rose to
9. The executives pointed to immigration __________ the biggest drivers of the domestic market.
A. rather than B. as one of C. as leading D resulting in
10. The new service was expected to be a success; __________ very few customers upgraded
their accounts.
A. yet B. just C. moreover D. although
11. The new law will encourage growth in the export market _________.
A. next year B. possible C. in fact D. sometimes
12. The software developers __________ investigated the latest problem.
A. are just B. have already C. still D. have yet
13. While the stock ________ the staff worked in the evenings.
A. was checked B. has been checked C. check D. was being checked
14. Property taxes ________ about 40 percent of the overall tax revenue the state collects.
A. make B. are at least C. account for D. are raised by
15. All the orders got _________ on schedule.
A. delivering B. to deliver C. delivered D. to be deliver
There are four underlined sections in the text. Select the one which is
1. Advocacy for child war victims, children in hazardous work, abused children and those
variously exploited or handicapped has attracted the attention and commitment of legislators and
policy-makers through the world.
A. those B. has attracted C. in D. through
2. In 2004, a team led by the government environment ministry say that chemicals from the
factory had contaminated sediment in the bay and entered the food chain.
A. say that chemicals B. contaminated sediment
C. led by D. entered
3. The economy is heavy dependent on industry, and economic growth has always been of greater
concern than environmental preservation.
A. heavy B. on industry C. has always been D. than
4. The technology, developed in coal-rich Germany in the 1920s, involves partly burning coal to
turn it into a gas, then using a catalyst, usually a metal, make it a liquid.
A. coal-rich B. involves partly C. turn it into D. make it
5. Education should emphasize our interdependence with peoples, with other species and with the
planet as a whole.
A. our B. with C. should D. as a whole
6. The increase population, and rapid economic growth in recent years, have put a large and
increasing stress on the water resources and environment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
A. increase B. in recent years
C. on the water resources D. in
7. Most of the large industries in the country are well organised and structured and are sometimes
backed up internationally reputable mother companies.
A. in the B. Most of C. are D. backed up
8. Should we really speak of the “breakdown” of families when we are perhaps witnessing new
family forms and a new social structure arising late capitalism?
A. when we are B. arising C. Should we D. speak of
9. The minimum wage bill provides for a gradual reduction of the minimum wage from $5.15 an
hour to $7.25 an hour over two years.
A. reduction B. bill C. minimum D. over two years
10. Public opinion polls have consistently demonstrated the public’s willingness for 'tradeoff'
economic growth for environmental protection.
A. consistently B. opinion polls C. for D. environmental
In this part, there are ten texts and 40 multiple choice questions.
You are going to read some reading passages, each with 2-5 questions. For each question, choose
the answer which you think fits best according to the text.
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employing the right people?
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We will give your business a professional image and our polite, friendly staff will handle
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1. Where is the text from?
A. A message from a business to a current client
B. An advertisement for a new business service
C. An email from one business worker to another
D. A newspaper article about a new business’s success
2. What does the service provide?
A. Off-site staff to perform general office duties
B. A site where several businesses can locate their offices
C. Advice on how to make your business more professional
D. Temporary staff for local businesses
3. Which of the following is not included in the Basic Office deal?
A. A polite receptionist
B. A mail-forwarding service
C. A professional address
D. A telephone-answering service
II. Dear Helen,
I would like to congratulate you on organising such an excellent and informative workshop. I
know a lot of people learnt a great deal from it. Can you pass on my thanks to Doctor Friedman
for his fascinating talk on Staff Motivation? I realise how lucky we were that he was able to find
the time for us. The feedback from the staff was very positive. Let’s hope we actually see an
improvement in staff motivation as a result!
By the way, I’m missing my list of addresses of the delegates who attended. Did I happen to
leave it in your office? It’s just that I haven’t seen it since our meeting on Friday.
Thanks again for a great day,
4. What is the main objective of the message?
A. to inform
B. to accuse
C. to make a request
D. to praise
5. What can be implied about the workshop? c
A. All the delegates were staff from the same office.
B. It included several talks.
C. It lasted one day.
D. Motivation was the only topic discussed.
6. What can be implied about Dr Friedman?
A. He works in the same office as Anne.
B. He has a very busy schedule.
C. He is a leading expert on staff motivation.
D. Anne knows him better than Helen does.
7. What has happened to the address list?
A. Anne has lost it.
B. Anne has found it.
C. Anne has sent it to Helen.
D. Anne has completed it.
III. Here’s a mouth-watering cookie recipe for you to try at home. You will need two cups each
of margarine, white sugar and brown sugar; four eggs, four cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking
powder, a pinch of salt and a cup of milk chocolate chips. First of all, pre-heat the oven to 350
degrees Fahrenheit. Take a large bowl and cream together the margarine and sugar until they are
smooth. Then add the eggs, one by one. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and add
the salt. Finally add the chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto ungreased cookie
sheets and bake for eight to ten minutes until the edges are golden brown. Cool for one hour
before eating.
8. Which of the following is NOT an ingredient in the recipe?
A. cream
B. flour
C. eggs
D margarine
9. What must the cook do first?
A. Put the margarine and sugar in a bowl
B. Turn on the oven
C. Sift the flour
D. Break the eggs
10. Which of the following items is needed to make this recipe?
A. a microwave
B. a sieve
C. a saucepan
D a knife
11. Which of the following ingredients is added last?
A. salt
B. baking powder
C. chocolate chips
D. eggs
IV. A new ruling which came into effect last week requires some homeowners to purchase new
smoke alarms. The ordinance states that there should be a fire alarm installed in every bedroom
of the house, and these alarms must comply with certain safety standards. Some local residents
are displeased at these new regulations. Gwen Ellis of McKinley says that to meet with the new
regulations, she has to buy five new alarms to replace the ones she installed just six months ago.
With fire alarms costing up to $20 apiece, this is an unwelcome ruling for many people.
Fortunately, the McKinley Fire Department is offering grants for homeowners and will provide
and install new fire alarms free of charge. If you have small children or are older than 65 years of
age, you may be eligible for these. The McKinley Fire Department has 5,000 smoke alarms to
give away. To inquire about obtaining a free alarm, or to find out whether you qualify, call 692-
12. Which of the following is true about the new rule?
A. Every house should have five fire alarms.
B. All fire alarms must be of a certain quality.
C. All fire alarms need to first be approved by the Fire Department.
D. All fire alarms must be less than six months old.
13. How much do five fire alarms cost?
A. $20
B. $100
C. $120
D. $4
14. Which of the following people may be able to receive a free fire alarm?
A. an elderly couple
B. a family of two adults and two teenagers
C. a woman living alone
D. a man who owns his own home
15. What does the number 5,000 refer to?
A. the number of people who are eligible for free smoke alarms
B. the number of smoke alarms which need to be replaced in the town of McKinley
C. the number of smoke alarms which have already been installed by the Fire Department
D. the number of smoke alarms which are available free to certain people
16. Why did Gwen Ellis have to buy new smoke alarms?
A. her old alarms stopped working
B. she now has a young family
C. her previous alarms didn’t meet the safety regulations
D. she has just moved into a new house
V. Dear Residents,
Due to the Fitness First cycling event on Sunday 14th March, this street will be closed to traffic
from 6am until 7pm on this date. Please ensure that your car is not parked on the street at this
time, otherwise it will be clamped and/or towed away. Thank you for your co-operation in this
Keith Watchet
Berrington Council
17. Who is the letter to?
A. People who are attending the cycling event
B. Car owners living on one street
C. Homeowners who ride bicycles
D. Colleagues at Berrington Council
18. What must residents do?
A. Tow their cars away
B. Park in a different street
C. Use their cars between 6am and 7pm
D. Co-operate with the cyclists at the event
VI. Do you feel stressed? Chances are, you do. Levels of stress in our society are increasing more
and more these days, and this is true for both workers and students. There are a number of ways
you can relieve stress, but there are also several ways in which you can avoid stress in the first
place, and this article will focus on these. Here are four things you should avoid like the plague if
you want to develop a more peaceful lifestyle.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a stressful day at work or college?
Many of us collapse on the couch and reach for the TV remote. Don’t do it! Not only does the TV
fill your living room with the stressful lives of on-screen characters, think about commercials.
The aim of advertising is to make people feel that their lives are inadequate and unfulfilled. They
often bring out negative emotions in viewers.
And while we are on the subject of television, have you noticed how much of the news we
watch is bad news? Research states that over 90% of the news we watch, read or hear on the
radio is bad news. In order to sell stories, the media bombard us with negative story after negative
story. What is more, the stories which are reported are often ones which you have no control over,
and this leads to a sense of powerlessness. Why not buy a local paper instead? The news is often
far more optimistic, and you may be inspired to take action in a way that can have a positive
effect on your own neighbourhood.
Avoiding television may also help you avoid another sort of stress arguments. How often
do you and your family row about what to watch on the television? Arguments will never help
you feel better, and no-one ever wins an argument. When you feel that an argument is brewing,
go for a walk or find a quiet place where you calm down, or you will only prolong the tension.
The last thing to avoid is caffeine. Anything which contains caffeine, and that includes
coffee, tea, chocolate and even a nice soothing cup of cocoa, is a stimulant, and is more likely to
keep you tense than relax you. Sugary drinks are also going to keep you buzzing. Have a cup of
herbal tea and eat foods which are natural rather than processed.
19. What is the text about?
A. Ways to relieve stress
B. How to prevent stress
C. Reasons why stress levels are increasing
D. The consequences of a stressful lifestyle
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