SHARK ATTACK In sunny California, Craig Rogers was sitting on his surfboard, scanning the distance for his next wave, when hi

SHARK ATTACK
In sunny California, Craig Rogers was sitting on his surfboard, scanning the distance for his next
wave, when his board suddenly stopped moving. He looked down and was terrified to see a great white
shark biting the front of his board. I could have touched its eye with my elbow, says Craig. The shark had attacked surfaced so quietly, he didnt hear a thing. In his horror and confusion, he waved his arms and accidentally cut two of his fingers on the sharks teeth. He got off the opposite side of his surfboard, into the water. Then, with Craig in the water, blood flowing from his fingers, the five-meter-long shark simply swam away.
Over a hundred shark attacks happen each year. Of these, one third are said to be great white attacks.
As a result, great whites are often categorized as man-eaters and thought to hunt and kill humans.
However, this is factually inaccurate, since great white rarely kill their human victims. In fact, a person has a greater chance of being killed by lighting than by a great white. With frightening jaws that hold around 300 teeth arranged in several rows, a great white could very easily kill a person. Yet, surprisingly, most great white victims live to tell the tale. Shark researchers are trying to comprehend the reasons great whites attack people, and why most of those people manage to escape a horrible death.
One of the most common explanations for great white attacks is that great whites dont see well. It is
thought that they often mistake a person for a seal or a sea lion a very tempting snack to a great white. But there is reason to doubt this. Some research now shows that great whites can actually see, and identify seals, very well. When attacking seals, great whites shoot up to the surface and bite with great force. However, when they approach humans, they often move in slowly and bite less hard. They take a bite, feel them over, then move on, says Peter Klimley, author of The Secret Lives of Sharks.
Shark experts like Klimley hypothesize that great whites attack because they are actually curious
animals that like to investigate things. They believe that its possible that great whites use their bite not just to kill and eat, but also to gather information. According to this idea, once a great white identifies what it is biting, it simply lets go.
Even though such experience are unlucky for people like Craig Rogers, perhaps when sharks bite
surfboards, other objects, or even people, they are likely just trying to learn what they are.
31: Another title for this passage could be_________.
A. Surfers and Sharks: Unlikely Friends
B. How to Survive a Shark Attack
C. Why Great Whites Kill Humans
D. Great Whites: Facts and Fiction
32: After Craig Rogers fell into the water, _________.
A. the shark swam away
B. the shark attacked him
C. the shark bit his finger
D. the shark bit his surfboard
33: Which of the following words is closest in meaning to doubt in line 17?
A. not believe
B. be curious about
C. be afraid of
D. think deeply about
34: What is the purpose of the third paragraph?
A. to explain why great whites dont see well B. to describe how great whites hunt
for seals
C. to provide advice on what to do if you see a great white
D. to give possible reasons why great whites dont kill humans
35: In line 19, the work them refers to _______.
A. people
B. teeth
C. great whites
D. seals

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  1. 31: Another title for this passage could be_________.
    Answers : C ( Why Great Whites Kill Humans ) = Đoạn 3 dòng 2 
    32: After Craig Rogers fell into the water, _________.
    Answers : A ( the shark swam away ) = Đoạn 4 dòng 3 
    33: Which of the following words is closest in meaning to doubt in line 17?
    Answers : D ( think deeply about ) = Suy nghĩ thấu đáo 
    34: What is the purpose of the third paragraph?
    Answers : D ( to give possible reasons why great whites dont kill humans )  = Cuối đoạn nhé bạn !
    35: In line 19, the work them refers to _______.
    Answers : B ( teeth ) = răng

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  2. =>
    31. D (The shark had attacked surfaced so quietly, he didn’t hear a thing…what they are)
    32. A (He got off the opposite side of his surfboard, into the water…swam away)
    33. A doubt: nghi ngờ ~ not believe
    34. D (One of the most common explanations for…The Secret Lives of Sharks)
    35. Bạn nên chỉ rõ/gạch chân “them”

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