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ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA, LẦN 2 NĂM 2015
MÔN TIẾNG ANH (Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút)
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Họ, tên thí sinh:..................................................................... Số báo danh: .............................
I. PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM : TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 64 (8 điểm)
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs
correction in each of the following questions.
Question 1: Next week, when there will be an English club held here, I will give you more information
A
B
C
about it.
D
Question 2: It is of great importance that he speaks to the Dean before leaving for his location.
A
B

C
D
Question 3: A lot needs be done to the house before anyone can start living in.
A
B
C
D
Question 4: Your trip to DaLat sounds absolutely fascinated. I’d love to go there.
A
B
C
D
Question 5: There are very large rooms with beautiful decorated walls in her new house.
A
B
C
D
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer to each of the following questions
A considerable body of research has demonstrated a correlation between birth order and aspects such
as temperament and behavior, and some psychologists believe that birth order significantly affects the
development of personality. Psychologist Alfred Adler was a pioneer in the study of the relationship
between birth order and personality. A key point in his research and in the hypothesis that he developed
based on it was that it was not the actual numerical birth position that affected personality; instead, it was
the similar responses in large numbers of families to children in specific birth order positions that had an
effect. For example, first-borns, who have their parents to themselves initially and do not have to deal with
siblings in the first part of their lives, tend to have their first socialization experiences with adults and
therefore tend to find the process of peer socialization more difficult. In contrast, later-born children have to
deal with siblings from the first moment of their lives and therefore tend to have stronger socialization skills.
Numerous studies since Adler’s have been conducted on the effect of birth order and personality. These
studies have tended to classify birth order types into four different categories: first-born, second-born and/or
middle, last, and only child.
Studies have consistently shown that first-born children tend to exhibit similar, positive and negative
personality traits. First-borns have consistently been linked with academic achievement in various studies;
in one study, the number of National Merit scholarship winners who are first-borns was found to be equal to
the number of second-and third-borns combined. First-borns have been found to be more responsible and
assertive than those born in other birth-order positions and tend to rise to positions of leadership more often
than others; more first-borns have served in the U.S. Congress and as U.S. presidents than have those
born in other birth-order positions. However, studies have shown that first-borns tend to be more subject to
stress and were considered problem children more often than later-borns.

Second-born and/or middle children demonstrate markedly different tendencies from first-borns. They
tend to feel inferior to the older child or children because it is difficult for them to comprehend that their
lower level of achievement is a function of age rather than ability, and they often try to succeed in areas
other than those in which their older sibling or siblings excel. They tend to be more trusting, accepting, and
focused on others than the more self-centered first-borns, and they tend to have a comparatively higher
level of success in team sports than do first-borns or only children, who more often excel in individual
sports.
The last-born child is the one who tends to be the eternal baby of the family and thus often exhibits a
strong sense of security. Last-borns collectively achieve the highest degree of social success and
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demonstrate the highest levels of self-esteem of all the birth-order positions. They often exhibit less
competitiveness than older brothers and sisters and are more likely to take part in less competitive group
games or in social organizations such as sororities and fraternities.
Only children tend to exhibit some of the main characteristics of first-borns and some of the
characteristics of last-borns. Only children tend to exhibit the strong sense of security and self-esteem
exhibited by last-borns while, like first-borns, they are more achievement oriented and more likely than
middle-or last-borns to achieve academic success. However, only children tend to have the most problems
establishing close relationships and exhibit a lower need for affiliation than other children.

Question 6: The word body in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by________.
A. corpse
B. amount
C. organization
D. skeleton
Question 7: The word key in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by________.
A. locked
B. secret
C. studied
D. significant
Question 8: The word it in paragraph 1 refers to________.
A. personality
B. component
C. research
D. hypothesis
Question 9: What is stated in paragraph 1 about Adler?
A. He was one of the first to study the effect of birth order on personality.
B. He believed that it was the actual birth order that affected personality.
C. He had found that the responses by family members had little to do with personality.
D. He was the only one to study birth order.
Question 10: The word traits in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to________.
A. stresses
B. marks
C. characteristics
D. fears
Question 11: Which of the sentences below expresses the essential information in the italic sentence in
paragraph 3? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information
A. In spite of certain characteristics that first-borns possess, many of them become leaders.
B. An interesting fact that is difficult to explain is that many first-borns have served in high government
positions.
C. Because first-borns tend to be very assertive, they are uncomfortable serving in government
positions.
D. Several examples support the idea that first-borns have characteristics that make them leaders.

Question 12: The word accepting in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to________.
A. tolerant
B. affectionate
C. admissible
D. respectable
Question 13: Which of the following is NOT true?
A. First-borns tend to do well in individual sports.
B. Middle children tend to have a preference for team sports.
C. Last-borns tend to prefer games with fierce competition.
D. Only children tend to prefer individual over team sports.
Question 14: The phrase more achievement oriented in the paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to
________.
A. more directly involved
C. more skilled as leaders

B. more focused on accomplishments
D. more aware of surroundings

Question 15: Which of the following would be most likely to have a successful career but few close
friendships?
A. A second-born

B. A middle child

C. A last-born

D. An only child

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.

Question 16:

It can be an amazing experience for those who have the ___________ to leave their family
and friend and live in a new place.
A. courage
B. courageous
C. encourage
D. encouragement

Question 17:

“What was Derek’ s reaction to the accusation?”
“Well, he denied ___________ anywhere near the house at the time.”
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A. of being
B. being
C. be
D. to be
Question 18: Tuan, along with his friends, ___________ on a picnic in Pu Mat National Park at the end of
this month.
A. have to go

B. will go

C. are going

D. is going

Question 19: People are advised to ___________ smoking because of its harm to their health.
A. cut down
B. cut off
C. cut in
D. cut down on
Question 20: ___________ get older, the games they play become increasingly complex.
A. Although children
B. For children to
C. Children, when
D. As children
Question 21: ___________ TV for the last four hours? Turn it off and get some exercise.
A. Do you watch
B. Are you watching
C. Did you watch
D. Have you been watching
Question 22: Mary invited her friend, Sarah, to have dinner out that night and Sarah accepted.
Mary: “Shall we eat out tonight ?” – Sarah: “___________.”
A. That’s a great idea
B. That’s acceptable
C. You are very welcome
D. It’s kind of you to invite
Question 23: Make sure you ___________ your assignment before you go to bed.
A. have
B. do
C. take
D. make

Question 24: Mr. Simkins is the big ___________ in the company as he has just been promoted to the
position of Managing Director.
A. bread
B. meat
C. cheese
Question 25: ___________to the South in the winter is a popular fact.
A. Where birds migrate B. Bird migratings
C. When birds migrate

D. apple
D. That birds migrate

Question 26: The Red Cross all over the world has carried out a lot of ___________.
A. responsibilities
B. jobs
C. works
D. missions
Question 27: My teeth were a little yellow so I ___________ by the dentist.
A. had cleaned them
B. I have them cleaned C. had them cleaned
D. was cleaned
Question 28: The song ___________ by our listeners as their favorite of the week is “Goodbye Baby”
by the Tunesmiths.

A. is chosen
B. having chosen
C. chosen
D. was chosen
Question 29: “You haven’t been to the bank today, have you?” – “___________.”
A. Yes, I haven’t. I am busy
B. No, I haven’t any money
C. No, I have. I got some money
D. No, I haven’t. I’m about to
Question 30: The flower girl wore a ___________ dress at the wedding ceremony last night.
A. silk, pretty, white

B. white, pretty, silk

C. pretty, white, silk

D. pretty, silk, white

Question 31: If it ___________ a trouble, I’d love to have a cup of coffee.
A. hadn’t been
B. isn’t
C. wasn’t
D. weren’t
Question 32: Some crimes seem to be ___________ in this country than in others.
A. less common enough
B. much less common
C. the least common
D. very less common
Question 33: I shouldn’t ___________ so much coffee last night. I was wide awake till four in the morning.
A. drink
B. have drunk
C. have drank
D. drank
Question 34: Of course an encyclopedia is not a book you read ___________.
A. from the start to the stop
B. from cover to cover
C. from the top to the end
D. from page by page
Question 35: It took Ted a long time to get ___________ the breakup of his marriage.
A. over
B. across
C. along with
D. through
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct answer to each of the following questions
In science, a theory is a reasonable explanation of observed events that are related. A theory often
involves an imaginary model that helps scientists picture the way an observed event could be produced. A
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good example of this is found in the kinetic molecular theory, in which gases are pictured as being made
up of many small particles that are in constant motion.
A useful theory, in addition to explaining past observation, helps to predict events that have not as
yet been observed. After a theory has been publicized, scientists design experiments to test the theory. If
observations confirm the scientists' predictions, the theory is supported. If observations do not confirm the
predictions, the scientists must search further. There may be a fault in the experiment, or the theory may
have to be revised or rejected.
Science involves imagination and creative thinking as well as collecting information and
performing experiments. Facts by themselves are not science. As the mathematician Jules Henri Poincare
said: "Science is built with facts just as a house is built with bricks, but a collection of facts cannot be called
science any more than a pile of bricks can be called a house."
Most scientists start an investigation by finding out what other scientists have learned about a
particular problem. After known facts have been gathered, the scientist comes to the part of the
investigation that requires considerable imagination. Possible solutions to the problem are formulated.
These possible solutions are called hypotheses. In a way, any hypothesis is a leap into the unknown. It
extends the scientist's thinking beyond the known facts. The scientist plans experiments, performs
calculations, and makes observations to test hypotheses. For without hypotheses, further investigation
lacks purpose and direction. When hypotheses are confirmed, they are incorporated into theories.

Question 36: Which of the following is the main subject of the passage?
A. The importance of models in scientific theories.
B. The sorts of facts that scientists find most interesting.
C. The ways that scientists perform different types of experiments.
D. The place of theory and hypothesis in scientific investigation.
Question 37: The word "related" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to________.
A. Described
B. Identified
C. connected
D. completed
Question 38: The word "this" in paragraph 1 refers to________.
A. the kinetic molecular theory
B. a good example
C. an observed event
D. an imaginary model
Question 39: According to the second paragraph, a useful theory is one that helps scientists to_______.
A. observe events
B. publicize new findings
C. make predictions
D. find errors in past experiments
Question 40: The word "supported" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to________.
A. upheld
B. finished
C. adjusted
D. investigated
Question 41: “Bricks” are mentioned in paragraph 3 to indicate how________.
A. science is more than a collection of facts
B. scientific experiments have led to improved technology
C. mathematicians approach science
D. building a house is like performing experiments
Question 42: In the fourth paragraph, the author implies that imagination is most important to scientists
when they________.
A. formulate possible solutions to a problem
C. close an investigation

B. evaluate previous work on a problem
D. gather known facts

Question 43: In paragraph 4, the author refers to a hypothesis as "a leap into the unknown” in order to
show that hypotheses________.
A. require effort to formulate
C. go beyond available facts

B. can lead to dangerous results
D. are sometimes ill-conceived

Question 44: In the last paragraph, what does the author imply is a major function of hypotheses ?
A. Linking together different theories.
B. Communicating a scientist's thoughts to others.
C. Providing direction for scientific research.
D. Sifting through known facts.
Question 45: Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?
A. Theories are simply imaginary models of past events.
B. A scientist's most difficult task is testing hypotheses.
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C. A good scientist needs to be creative.
D. It is better to revise a hypothesis than to reject it.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct word(s) for each of the following blanks.
Stress
Stress is important. We all need a certain amount of it in order to (46) ________ fulfilling lives.
However, if we have too much of it, it can have the opposite effect. Some people can tolerate greater (47)
________ of stress than others, but most of us will (48) ________ at some time in our lives. It is, (49)
________ , a good idea to learn a few stress management techniques. Identifying the cause of the problem
we have, so that we can (50) ________ it more effectively, is one of the first step towards reducing stress.
The second is talking to a person you can trust, who will listen and, if necessary, give you some positive
advice. Not only are smoking and drinking (51) ________ to our health, they actually increase stress (52)
________ than reduce it. So, next time you want to relax, instead of reaching for that glass of wine or a
cigarette, have a warm bath or go for a walk. Walking has more than health (53) ________. It helps you
think more clearly, (54) ________. Pets have calming influences on us, unless they make noise which
irritates us. In fact, unwanted noises should be avoided as far as possible. On the other hand, laughter is
one of the best ways to make yourself feel (55) ________ better.

Question 46: A. guide
Question 47: A. levels
Question 48: A. undergo
Question 49: A. nevertheless
Question 50: A. make
Question 51: A. negative
Question 52: A. more

B. lead
B. proportion
B. suffer
B. so
B. solve
B. destructive
B. rather

C. carry
C. an amount
C. tolerate
C. however
C. do
C. harmful
C. other

D. spend
D. limit
D. torture
D. therefore
D. cope
D. bad
D. better

Question 53: A. goods
Question 54: A. too
Question 55: A. consider

B. convenience
B. either
B. considerate

C. advantage
C. yet
C. considerable

D. benefits
D. likewise
D. considerably

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is
pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.

Question 56: A. Pacific
Question 57: A. missed

B. admirable
B. aged

C. balance
C. laughed

D. Atlantic
D. stopped

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question 58: Although they had never met before the party, Jim and Jane felt strong affinity to each other.
A. enthusiasm
B. attraction
C. moved
D. interest
Question 59: English as we know today emerged around 1350, after having incorporated many elements
of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of 1030.
A. started
B. appeared
C. developed

D. vanished

Question 60:

People are busy buying gifts, cleaning and decorating the house and cooking traditional
foods to welcome Tet holiday now.
A. favorite
B. important
C. customary
D. national

Question 61: The preservation of the dead body was accomplished through a process of mummification.
The ancient left no written accounts as to the execution of this process.
A. carried
B. achieved
C. reproduced

D. performed

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on you answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in
the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question 62: A. twenty
Question 63: A. infer
Question 64: A. exception

B. hundred
B. answer
B. linguistics

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C. thirteen
C. refer
C. paragraph

D. fifty
D. deter
D. specific
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II. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN (2 điểm)

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