Read the following passage & mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer khổng lồ each questions from 1 khổng lồ 7.

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It’s often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently bởi the minimum of work because they’re crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it’s so boring. They have to lớn be given gold stars & medals to lớn be persuaded to swyên ổn, or have to lớn be bribed khổng lồ take exams. But the story is different when you’re older.Over the years, I’ve sầu done my chia sẻ of adult learning. At 30, I went lớn a college và did courses in History và English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason khổng lồ be late – I was the one frowning & drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five sầu minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn’t frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.Some people fear going bachồng to lớn school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have sầu rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt lớn think independently & flexibly & is much better at relating one thing to lớn another. What you thua kém in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.In some ways, age is a positive sầu plus. For instance, when you’re older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you’re calm and simply bởi something carefully again và again, eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can’t, say, build a chair instantly, you don’t, like a child, want lớn destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming baông chồng to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I’d played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I’d had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Câu 1: It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.

A. young learners are usually lazy in their class

B. teachers should give young learners less homework

C. young learners often lack a good motivation for learning

D. parents should encourage young learners khổng lồ study more

Câu 2: The phrase “For starters” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “____”.

A. For beginners

B. First và foremost

C. At the starting point

D. At the beginning

Câu 3: The writer’s main point in paragraph 2 is khổng lồ show that as people grow up, __.


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they cannot learn as well as younger learners

B. they have a more positive attitude towards learning

C. they tend khổng lồ learn less as they are discouraged

D. they get more impatient with their teachers

Câu 4: In paragraph 3, the word “rusty” means ______.

A. not as good as it used to lớn be through laông xã of practice

B. impatient because of having nothing to do

C. covered with rust và not as good as it used to be

D. staying alive & becoming more active

Câu 5: The phrase “get there” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to lớn “______”.

A. have sầu the things you have sầu long desired

B. achieve your alặng with hard work

C. arrive sầu at an intended place with difficulty

D. receive a school or college degree

Câu 6: It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ____.