Tiếng anh 12 - The association of southeast asian nations

Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.

On 8 August 1967, five leaders - the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand- sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document. By virtue of that document, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born. The five Foreign Ministers who signed it have been considered as the founders of probably the most successful intergovernmental organization in the developing world today. The document that they signed would be known as the ASEAN Declaration.

It is a short, simply-worded document containing just five articles. It declares the establishment of an Association for Regional Cooperation among the Countries of Southeast Asia to be known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and spells out the aims and purposes of that Association. These aims and purposes are about the cooperation in economy, society, culture, techniques, education and other fields, and in the promotion of regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the principles of the United Nations Charter. It stipulates that the Association will be open for participation by all States in the Southeast Asian region subscribing to its aims, principles and purposes. It proclaims ASEAN as representing the collective will of the nations of Southeast Asia to bind themselves together in friendship and cooperation and, through joint efforts and sacrifices, secure for their peoples and for posterity the blessings of peace, freedom and prosperity. The goal of ASEAN, then, is to create, not to destroy.

The original ASEAN logo presented five brown sheaves of rice stalks, one for each founding member. Beneath the sheaves is the legend "ASEAN" in blue. These are set on a field of yellow encircled by a blue border. Brown stands for strength and stability, yellow for prosperity and blue for the spirit of cordiality in which ASEAN affairs are conducted. When ASEAN celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 1997, the sheaves on the logo had increased to ten -representing all ten countries of Southeast Asia and reflecting the colors of the flags of all of them. In a very real sense, ASEAN and Southeast Asia will be one and the same, just as the founders had envisioned.

 

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along with Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, are one of the Four     C                                                                           D (is) Asian Tigers. Singapore is a popularity travel destination, making tourism one of its                                A (popular)                            B largest industries. About 9.7 million tourists visited Singapore in 2006.                    C                                                      D Singapore plays an active role in the Association of Southeast Asian                            A               B Nations, of that Singapore is a founding member.                     C (which)                    D Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer. On 8 August 1967, five leaders - the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand- sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document. By virtue of that document, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born. The five Foreign Ministers who signed it have been considered as the founders of probably the most successful intergovernmental organization in the developing world today. The document that they signed would be known as the ASEAN Declaration. It is a short, simply-worded document containing just five articles. It declares the establishment of an Association for Regional Cooperation among the Countries of Southeast Asia to be known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and spells out the aims and purposes of that Association. These aims and purposes are about the cooperation in economy, society, culture, techniques, education and other fields, and in the promotion of regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the principles of the United Nations Charter. It stipulates that the Association will be open for participation by all States in the Southeast Asian region subscribing to its aims, principles and purposes. It proclaims ASEAN as representing the collective will of the nations of Southeast Asia to bind themselves together in friendship and cooperation and, through joint efforts and sacrifices, secure for their peoples and for posterity the blessings of peace, freedom and prosperity. The goal of ASEAN, then, is to create, not to destroy. The original ASEAN logo presented five brown sheaves of rice stalks, one for each founding member. Beneath the sheaves is the legend "ASEAN" in blue. These are set on a field of yellow encircled by a blue border. Brown stands for strength and stability, yellow for prosperity and blue for the spirit of cordiality in which ASEAN affairs are conducted. When ASEAN celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 1997, the sheaves on the logo had increased to ten -representing all ten countries of Southeast Asia and reflecting the colors of the flags of all of them. In a very real sense, ASEAN and Southeast Asia will be one and the same, just as the founders had envisioned. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ________. a. consists of some Western nations b. was established by the Philippines c. was founded on 8 August 1967 d. was established by the Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Thailand The pronoun it in the first paragraph refers to ________. a. the Association of Southeast Asian Nations b. the most successful inter-governmental organization c. Bangkok d. the ASEAN Declaration Which adjective can be used to describe the Association of Southeast Asian Nations? a. successful                 b. illegal                 c. nongovernmental         d. developing Which does not belong to the purpose and aim of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations? a. friendship                 b. destruction         c. creation            d. cooperation Up to 1997 how many countries there have been in ASEAN? a. 5                                 b. 6                                 c. 8                                 d. 10 Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase. ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA) was established as a result of a Workshop on Handicraft for Export which was (41) _____ by the Royal Thai Government in February 1981 in Bangkok. AHPADA was formed as a forum for both the government and private sectors that are concerned with meeting and complementing each other in the promotion and development of handicrafts (42) _____. AHPADA is affiliated to the ASEAN and the World Craft Council. The (43) _____ members were Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. Singapore and Brunei join in a little (44) _____. Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Vietnam joined in September 1999. AHPADA's objectives are To take common approach to develop and promote the marketing of crafts (45) _____ and outside the ASEAN Region, To operate as a main point of promotion of ASEAN handicrafts and raw (46) _____ required-for production, trade fairs and exhibitions, To strengthen and improve the status of craftspeople, To create employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, To (47) _____ traditional craft skills within the context of conservation of cultural heritage, To educate and create awareness and appreciation of the authentic handicrafts of ASEAN Countries, And to build up an archive of ASEAN CRAFT information. With the recent economic downturn in (48) _____ ASEAN Countries, AHPADA's objectives are more relevant than they have ever been before. Most producers are among the rural areas and (49) _____ majority of them are very small entrepreneurs. AHPADA works at both national level through the national focal points and at the international level through the Board of AHPADA and the Regional Secretariat which is permanently based in Bangkok, Thailand. (50) _____ 1981 AHPADA has been able to act as a catalyst and initiators in the promotion and development of ASEAN CRAFTS through seminars, workshops and exhibitions, often in partnership with several multinational and international organizations. a. hosted                         b. joined                         c. promoted                 d. produced a. acts                         b. actions                 c. acting                         d. activities a. finding                         b. founding                 c. hiding                         d. recording a. latest                         b. last                         c. late                         d. later a. within                         b. into                         c. onto                         d. away a. machines                 b. equipment                 c. materials                 d. devices a. save                         b. preserve                 c. store                         d. keep a. most                         b. the most                 c. mostly                         d. the more a. a                                 b. an                        c. the                         d. Ø a. When                         b. While                         c. Since                         d. As TEST 2 Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest. a. diverse                         b. admit                         c. science                 d. enterprise a. growth                 b. although                 c. within                         d. southern a. stable                         b. average                 c. population                 d. rate a. combined                  b. planned                 c. recorded                 d. aimed a. justice                         b. service                 c. practice                 d. advice Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one. The ASEAN Security Community (ASC)aims to ensure that countries in the region live at _______ with one another and in a democratic and harmonious environment. a. peace                         b. peaceful                 c. peacefully                 d. peaceable ASEAN's aims include the acceleration of economic growth, _______ progress, cultural, development among its members, and the promotion of regional peace. a. society                         b. social                         c. socially                 d. socialize A combined gross domestic _______ of the member countries of ASEAN has grown at an average rate of around 6% per year. a. produce                 b. productivity                 c. production                 d. product  To build on the field of political and security cooperation, _______ ASEAN Leaders have agreed to establish the ASEAN Security Community CASC). a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø On July 28, 1995, Vietnam became ______ seventh member of ASEAN. a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø ASEAN has _______ population of 575.5 million. a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø The population of ASEAN accounts _______ about 8.7% of the world's population. a. of                                 b. for                         c. in                                 d. from Laos and Myanmar were admitted _______ ASEAN in 1997. a. for                         b. of                         c. to                         d. in ASEAN also try to solve the problems of ethnic tensions which might lead _______ civil war. a. into                         b. away                         c. off                         d. to One of ASEAN's objectives is to help people think about peace and _______ and do something about it. a. origin                         b. justice                         c. statistics                 d. record There are plenty of industrial _______ established in the area, which also makes the government worried about pollution. a. series                         b. goods                         c. enterprises    d. relationships Free _______ area is a designated group of countries that have agreed to eliminate tariffs, quotas, and preferences on most goods among them. a. trade                         b. cultural                 c. stable                         d. adopted The ASEAN Investment Area aims to enhance the competitiveness of the region for attracting direct investment which flows into and within ASEAN. a. produce                 b. combine                 c. found                         d. improve ASEAN has _______ a community of Southeast' Asian nations at peace with one another and at peace with the world. a. joined                         b. estimated                 c. established        d. solved ASEAN helps to _______ regional cooperation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership a. invest                         b. promote                 c. admit                         d. invest Rice is the _______ exported product of Vietnam. a. main                         b. free                         c. average                 d. rural I am going to speak with the boss when the meeting _______. a. will end                 b. ends                         c. is ending                  d. would end _______ Peter gets here, we will congratulate him. a. As soon as                 b. After                         c. No sooner                  d. Since _______ I visit him, we talk about politics a lot. a. Up to                         b. As far as                 c. Whenever                 d. Until While she _______ breakfast, I set the table. a. will make                 b. was making         c. has made  d. would be making After Mariana _______ her exam, I _______ her out to eat. a. was finishing / would take                 b. finished / had taken c. will finish / have taken                        d. has finished / will take Mrs. Pike _______ the door before the customers arrived. a. had opened         b. will open                 c. would open               d. has opened She went on crying, with her head sunk into a pillow, and cried and cried _______ the pillow was wet through. a. before                         b. after                         c. until                         d. while _______ in Rome than he was kidnapped. a. No sooner he arrived                         b. Had he no sooner arrived c. No sooner had he arrived         d. No sooner he had arrived I have not seen my dog _______ the storm struck the community. a. since                         b. while                         c. as soon as                d. when. Choose the sentence which has the closest meaning to the original one. As soon as you arrive, give me a call. a. Give me a call immediately on arrival.b. Wait until I call you to arrive. c. I will phone you on my arrival.         d. Whenever you call me, I will arrive. Lucy always reminds me of my youngest sister. a. My youngest sister's name is Lucy. b. Whenever I see Lucy, I think of my youngest sister. c. It is Lucy who is my youngest sister. d. I always think of Lucy, my youngest sister. By the time we finished our work, Peter had already gone home. a. Peter did not go home until we finished our work. b. As soon as we finished our work, we would go home with Peter. c. We finished our work before Peter went home. d. Peter had gone home before we finished our work. It has been years since I last ate fish. a. I have not eaten fish for years. b. For many years, I have eaten only fish. c. I like eating fish for years. d. It is fish that I have eaten for many years. It will not be long until he is at the meeting. a. It will take him a long time to attend the meeting. b. He will be at the meeting soon. c. The meeting will last for a long time. d. He has been at the meeting for a long time. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), regional alliance of ten independent countries that promotes stability arid economic growth in Southeast Asia. The organization also encourages cultural exchanges between its members. ASEAN was founded in August 1967 by Malaysia, Thailand, and the republics of Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Brunei joined the alliance after attaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. Vietnam was admitted as the first communist member in 1995. Laos and Myanmar joined ASEAN in 1997, and Cambodia became part of the alliance in 1999. The ASEAN secretariat, a central office that administers the organization's activities, is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Heads of governments of member countries meet annually; there are also annual meetings of Prime Ministers and regular meetings of economic ministers of member countries. Its principal objectives, outlined in the Bangkok Declaration (1967), were to accelerate economic growth and promote regional peace and stability. A joint forum with Japan was established in 1977 and a cooperation agreement with the European Community (now European Union) was signed in 1980. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, ABEAN played an important role in mediating the civil war in Cambodia. In January 1992 ABEAN members agreed to establish a free-trade area and to cut tariffs on nonagricultural goods over a 15-year period beginning in 1993. However, different regulations and tariffs among member countries have made that task difficult. Even so, ASEAN hoped to achieve economic integration by 2015. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consists of ten members up to now. a. True                         b. False                         c. No information. The nations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations exchange cultures one another. a. True                         b. False                         c. No information Brunei is one of the founding countries. a. True                         b. False                         c. No information The Association of Southeast Asian Nations intends to admit some nations into the organization. a. True                         b. False                         c. No information Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations do not have to pay tariffs on nonagricultural goods forever. a. True                          b. False                          c. No information Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase. What is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and what is its purpose? The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a multilateral organization which was (41) _____ to give Southeast Asian states a forum to communicate (42) _____ each other. Since the region had a long colonial past and a history of endemic warfare, there has never been much peaceful and constructive (43) _____ between kings, presidents and other officials. A neutral forum was, (44) _____, a very useful development for all of those countries. ASEAN was formed as a result of the Bangkok (45) _____ of 1967 and initially had five members: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, (46) _____ Philippines and Singapore. Brunei (47) _____ joined in 1984 after it had won independence from Britain. Vietnam became the seventh member of the group, officially joining in 1995. (48) _____ several years of negotiation, Myanmar and Laos joined in 1997 and the final member of the ten, Cambodia, joined in 1999. The only (49) state in Southeast Asia which is not a member of ASEAN is now East Timor. It is still (50) _____ vulnerable and fragile to be able to participate for the foreseeable future. a. created                 b. made                 c. done                         d. discovered a. in                                b. on                 c. for                         d. with a. interflow                 b. interaction        c. interference         d. intercommunity a. nevertheless         b. moreover         c. therefore                 d. however a. Entitle                 b. Requirement         c. Independence         d. Declaration a. a                                 b. an                 c. the                         d. Ø a. subsequently         b. fortunately         c. approximately         d. surprisingly a. Before                        b. After                 c. Since                         d. While a. dependent                 b. independent c. independently         d. independence a. enough                 b. either                 c. also                         d. too TEST 3 Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest. a. technology                 b. situation         c. development         d. establishment a. agriculture                 b. electronic         c. population                 d. scientific a. justice                         b. admit                 c. adopt                         d. improve a. energy                         b. industry         c. forestry                 d. investment a. series                         b. respect         c. interest                 d. action Choose a, b, c, or d that best completes each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one. Throughout the 1970s, ASEAN embarked on a program of economic _______. a. cooperate                 b. cooperation         c. cooperative    d. cooperatively 2007 was the 40th anniversary of the _______ of ASEAN. a. found                         b. founder                 c. foundation         d. founding Vietnam asked for _______ to ASEAN in 1995. a. admit                         b. admission                 c. admissive                 d. admissible Companies now can exploit the opportunities presented by _______ integrated market of increasingly prosperous consumers in the region of ASEAN. a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø Among ASEAN's _______ greatest challenges are the integration of market diversity and the transitional economies of its member countries. a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø Integrating with _______ world's economy, ASEAN finds itself facing important opportunities and challenges. a. a                                 b. an                         c. the                         d. Ø They will campaign for the return of traditional lands and respect _______ national rights and customs. a. to                                 b. with                         c. on                         d. for Our country is trying its best to accelerate the rate ___ economic growth. a. of                                 b. at                         c. for                          d. from Regional development activities have been carried out _______ ASEAN cooperation a. under                         b. for                         c. into                         d. off ASEAN economic cooperation _______ many areas, such as agriculture, industry, services, transportations, and tourism. a. creates                         b. contains                 c. consists                 d. covers ASEAN bodies in addressing global and regional concerns such as food security, _______ and disaster management. a. realization                 b. energy                 c. plan                         d. diversity The 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week is now being _______ in Manila from 1 to 11 July 2008. a. held                         b. joined                         c. related                         d. combined The ASEAN Science and Technology Week aims to promote science and technology _______ in the region. a. tourism                         b. solution                 c. forestry         d. development In economics, a country's _______ is the total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year, not including its income from investments in other countries. a. free trade area                                 b. association c. gross domestic product                 d. economic cooperation He says the government must introduce tax incentives to encourage _______. a. dedication                 b. growth                 c. unemployment  d. investment The local authority must face the _______ that they do not have enough conditions to develop economy. a. trade                         b. statistics                 c. encouragement         d. realization I have been learning English _______ I was twenty years old. a. since b. as soon as c. while d. till _______, can you tell him that I have a book for him, please? a. When you will see Jason                b. When will you see Jason c. When do you see Jason                 d. When you see Jason Since I _______ to the town, I _______ home. a. moved / have not returned                 b. will move / will not returned c. have moved / was not returning         d. move / am not returning I'm not leaving _______ I get an apology from you. a. as far as                 b. no longer than         c. after                         d. until The teacher _______ before we arrived. a. will leave                 b. was leaving         c. has left                 d. had left I flew for the first time last year _______ I went to Brazil. a. as                                 b. until                         c. no sooner                 d. till _______ I realized where I was. a. No sooner I have opened my eyes than b. No sooner have I opened my eyes than c. No sooner I had opened my eyes than d. No sooner had I opened my eyes than Mary will have finished all her work _______. a. as soon as her boss returned         b. until her boss will return c. by the time her boss returns         d. when he-r boss will return _______ for my train the morning, I met an old school friend. a. When I had been- waiting                 b. While I was waiting c. As I will be waiting                         d. Until I had been waiting Choose the best answer which can complete the following sentences. _______ consists of thirteen states and three federal territories in Southeast Asia with a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometers. a. Malaysia, a country which                 b. Malaysia is a country that c. Malaysia it is a country that         d. Malaysia which is a country that The population 'stands at over 25 million _______. Islam is the largest as well as the official religion of the federation. a. where the Malays form the majority of the population b. the Malays who form the majority of the population c. and the Malays form the majority of the population d. the Malays forming the majority of the population Malaysia is a founding member of the Associatio

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