Read the passage below and decide whether the statements are TRUE or FALSE?

Vietnam’s ASEAN membership opened a new period of integration in the region. Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung said: “It was the right decision to join ASEAN in 1995, when we were in dire need of socio-economic development and expansion of relations with other countries. ASEAN membership enabled Vietnam to expand ties with the EU and normalize relations with the US and China. As an ASEAN member, Vietnam has engaged deeply in ASEAN activities in line with its integration policy.”

In ASEAN Vietnam has enjoyed a favorable environment for forging closer ties with its neighbors and resolving long-standing issues, and has contributed to regional cooperative mechanisms that further its national interests. ASEAN helps amplify Vietnam’s voice worldwide and create cooperative opportunities.

ASEAN’s Secretary General Le Luong Minh: “Vietnam’s economic development has benefited from ASEAN membership. During the course of 10 years from 2006 to last year, Vietnam’s GDP share in ASEAN doubled from 3.5% to 7%. ASEAN-Vietnam trade increased 120% with tighter connectivity in infrastructure, trade mechanisms, and human resources.”

Question 1. Vietnam’s ASEAN membership opened a new period of integration in the region.

A. True     B. False

Question 2. Vietnam became the member of ASEAN in 1996.

A. True     B. False

Question 3. We can normalize relations with the US and China thanks to ASEAN membership.

A. True     B. False

Question 4. ASEAN helps amplify Vietnam’s voice worldwide and create cooperative opportunities.

A. True     B. False

Question 5. Joining ASEAN blows away Vietnamese chances to develop socio-economy.

A. True     B. False

Choose the letter A, B, C or D to complete the passage below

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN _________ (6) on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam joined _________ (7) 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999. Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN _________ (8) its sixth member soon after assuming her full independence in January 1984. Present at the admission ceremony at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia was His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam. Since then, ASEAN became the cornerstone of Brunei’s foreign policies. Through ASEAN, Brunei Darussalam participates in various other regional frameworks including ASEAN regional Forum, ASEAN Plus Three and East Asia Summit.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam _________ (9) other ASEAN leaders signed the ASEAN Charter on 20 November 2007 in Singapore. Brunei Darussalam was _________ (10) second member state after Singapore to ratify the Charter on 31 January 2008. Brunei officials who have served in the ASEAN secretariat included Dato Roderick Yong, ASEAN Secretary-General (July 1986 – July 1989), Dato Haji Mahadi Wasli, Deputy Secretary-general (1994 – 1997), and Pengiran Dato Mashor Pg. Ahmad (2003 – 2005).

Question 6. A. found     B. founded     C. was founded     D. be founded

Question 7. A. in     B. on     C. at     D. of

Question 8. A. as     B. like     C. similar     D. same

Question 9. A. as well     B. along     C. together with     D. as soon as

Question 10. A. a     B. x     C. an     D. the

Choose the letter A, B, C or D to answer these following questions

The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: (1) to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian nations, and (2) to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter. In 1995, the ASEAN Heads of State and Government re-affirmed that “Cooperative peace and shared prosperity shall be the fundamental goals of ASEAN.”

TAC stated that ASEAN political and security dialogue and cooperation should aim to promote regional peace and stability by enhancing regional resilience. Regional resilience shall be achieved by cooperating in all fields based on the principles of self-confidence, self-reliance, mutual respect, cooperation, and solidarity, which shall constitute the foundation for a strong and viable community of nations in Southeast Asia.

Although ASEAN States cooperate mainly on economic and social issues, the organization has a security function, with a long-discussed program for confidence-building measures and for establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Southeast Asia, with the objective of implementing ASEAN’s 1971 Declaration on a Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality (ZOPFAN), and a Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), which would be a component of ZOPFAN

Question 11. What is the passage mainly about?

A. the role of ASEAN

B. the members of ASEAN

C. the reason why ASEAN became popular

D. the mutual goals of ASEAN

Question 12. How many main purposes does the Association have?

A. one     B. two     C. three     D. four

Question 13. Is regional peace paid attention in ASEAN political and security dialogue and cooperation?

A. Yes, it is     B. No, it isn’t

Question 14. Which one is NOT TRUE, according to the passage?

A. Cooperative peace and shared prosperity is the fundamental goals of ASEAN.

B. Regional resilience shall be achieved by cooperating in all fields.

C. Solidarity can’t constitute a strong and viable community of ASEAN.

D. ASEAN States cooperate mainly on economic and social issues.

Question 15. When was the ASEAN’s Declaration on a Zone of Peace adopted?

A. in 1995     B. in 1977     C. in 1971     D. in 1840

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