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 fits each of the numbered blanks:

Rock carvings suggest that Stone Age people were hunting whales for food as early as 2,200 B.C. Such (31)______ hunting is still practised today in a number of societies including the Inuit people of Greenland and North America. Whaling became big (32)_____________ from the seventeenth century as the demand for whale bone and whale oil rose, and the humpback and sperm whales were hunted in increasing large number. (33)_________ just as stocks of these species began to fall, the explosive harpoon gun was invented. This weapon, together with the development of steam-powered ships, enable the whaler to hunt the fast moving fin and blue whales. In 1905, the whaling (34)____________ moved the water of Antarctica. The introduction of massive factory ships enabled the whales to be processed at sea. As a result, the blue whale had virtually disappeared by the 1950s. In 1946, The International Whaling Commision was established to maintain the declining whale populations. Quotas were set but these were often ignored and the numbers continued to fall. Hunting of many species continued until 1986 when the IWC finally responded to international (35)____________ and a band on commercial whaling was introduced.  

Question 34:


A. fleets


B. lines


C. troops 


D. staff

Đáp án và lời giải
Đáp án:A
Lời giải:

Đáp án A 

A.Fleet: hạm đội,đội tàu đánh cá

B. Line: đường, đường nét, nét vẽ

C. Troop: đoàn, đàn, toán, phân đội

D. Staff: nhân viên; biên chế

Dịch: Năm 1905, đội tàu đánh bắt cá voi di chuyển nước của Nam Cực.    

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