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TUYỂN TẬP 10 ĐỀ
LUYỆN THI THPT
QUỐC GIA – 2017
GV: BÙI VĂN VINH
ĐỀ THI THPT QUỐC GIA
ĐỀ 01
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined
part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1. A. uniform
B. situation
C. amusing
D. unemployment
Question 2. A. benefit
B. every
C. bed
D. enjoy
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the

other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3. A. competence B. comfortable C. compliment D. companion
Question 4. A. inevitable
B. innovate
C. incapable
D. insecticide
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that
needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 5. People are not allowed to enter the park after midnight because lack of security.
A
B
C
D
Question 6. Every country has their own traditions, some of which have existed for centuries.
A
B
C
D
Question 7. It’s difficult to find others workers who are willing to work such long hours.
A
B
C
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each
of the following questions.


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Question 8. Douglas took________ of his meeting with the Prime Minister to argue his case.
A. opportunity
B. effect
C. advantage
D. chance
Question 9. I don’t think it would be wise to try to make Max change his mind about divorcing
Barbara. Well, in his place I__________ her at all.
A. would never have married
B. needn’t have married

C. would never marry
D. must never have married
Question 10. Many species of wild life are__________ of extinction
A. at rish
B. on the verge
C. on the side
D. in dangers
Question 11. I ran after her, but she managed to_________
A. get by
B. get over
C. get out
D. get away
Question 12. Due to the storm, the flight to New York was ______ for some hours.
A. cancelled
B. delayed
C. stopped
D. given up
Question 13. The twins look so much alike that almost no one can ______ them ______.
A. tell – away
B. take – on
C. tell – apart
D. take – apart
Question 14. In his student days, he was as poor as a church ______
A. beggar
B. miser
C. mouse
D. pauper
Question 15. They have made no ______ at all in our talk about a common agricultural policy.
A. gain
B. progress
C. profit
D. success
Question 16. She is not a teenager any more. She looks quite ______ now.
A. grown-up
B. overgrown
C. outgrown
D. grown through
Question 17. Children should be ________ by their parents on the first day of school.
A. accompanied
B. followed
C. involved
D. associated
Question 18. People have used coal and oil to ________ electricity for a long time.
A. cultivate
B. breed
C. raise
D. generate
Question 19. We are considering having ________ for the coming New Year.
A. redecorated our flat
B. to redecorate our flat
C. our flat to be redecorated
D. our flat redecorated
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response
to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. Tom: -___________
Mary: - Sure, if I can find a moment’s free time.
A. Are you going to exercise at the gym today?
B. Would you mind helping me with my homework?
C. Are you busy with your project?
D. If I were you, I wouldn’t take that part-time job.
Question 21. - “Don’t forget to do as I have told you.”
- “_____________ “
A. Yes, I won’t
B. Yes, I will
C. No, I won’t
D. No, I will remember
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.


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Question 22. The notice should be put in the most conspicuous place so that all the students
can be well-informed.
A. easily seen
B. beautiful
C. popular
D. suspicious
Question 23. Many scientists agree that global warming poses great threats to all species on Earth.
A. annoyance
B. risks
C. irritations
D. fears
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24. In Tra Bong District, Quang Ngai province, the class began seven years ago with
a mix of children, some dumb, deaf or suffering a lisp and others mentally retarded.
A. loud
B. heavy
C. garrulous
D. strong
Question 25. Gradually more children were sent to the class as their parents realized that the
young teacher was trying her best to help their poor kids.
A. good
B. rich
C. strong
D. lucky
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest
in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26. Slippery as the roads were, they managed to complete the race.
A. The roads were so slippery that they could hardly complete the race.
B. The roads were slippery but they managed to complete the race.
C. The roads were slippery so they could hardly complete the race.
D. The roads were so slippery; therefore, they could hardly complete the race.
Question 27. They decided to go for a picnic though it was very cold.
A. Because it was very cold, they decided to go for a picnic.
B. However cold it was, they decided to go for a picnic.
C. If it had been cold, they would not have gone for a picnic.
D. It was very cold so they decided to go for a picnic.
Question 28. Both Peter and Mary enjoy scientific expedition.
A. It is not peter, but Mary, that enjoys scientific expedition.
B. Peter enjoys scientific expedition. Therefore, does Mary.
C. However peter enjoys scientific expedition and Mary does.
D. Peter enjoys scientific expedition, and so does Mary.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best
combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29. Henry should have done his homework last night, but he watched TV instead.
A. Henry did not do his homework last night because he was busy with the television set.
B. Henry watched TV last night instead of doing his homework.
C. Henry did not watch TV last night because he had to do his homework.
D. Henry did his homework while watching TV.
Question 30. Seeing that he was angry, she left the office.
A. She didn't want to make him angry, so she left.


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B. He wouldn't have been so angry if she hadn't been there.
C. He grew very angry when he saw her leaving the office.
D. She left the office when she saw how angry he was.
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 from 31 to 35.
In Britain, the average young person now spends more money on games each year than
on going to the cinema or renting videos. But is this (31)_________a bad thing? For years,
newspaper reports have been saying that children who spend too much time playing computer
games become unsociable, bad- tempered, even violent as a (32)_________But new research,
carried out in both Europe and the USA, suggests that the opposite may be true.
Indeed, playing some of the more complicated games may help people of all ages to
improve certain skills. Researchers claim that this is because the games (33)_________the
brain work harder in certain ways, like noticing sounds and movements quickly and identifying
what they are. The fact that people play the games repeatedly (34)_________that they get a lot
of practice in these skills which are therefore likely to become highly developed.
Social skills may benefit, too. Researchers in Chicago think that fans of first- person
shooter games such as “Counterstrike” are better than non-players when it comes to building
trust and co-operation, and that this (35)_________them to make good friendships and become
strong members of their communities. So rather than giving up computer games, perhaps
young people need to spend more time on them?
Question 31.
Question 32.
Question 33.
Question 34.
Question 35.

A. necessarily
A. product
A. make
A. means
A. supports

B. certainly
B. result
B. force
B. asks
B. helps

C. fully
C. reason
C. push
C. brings
C. shows

D. nearly
D. conclusion
D. keep
D. causes
D. serves

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 questions from 36 to 42.
A number of factors related to the voice reveal the personality of the speaker.
The first is the broad area of communication, which includes imparting information by
use of language, communicating with a group or an individual and specialized communication
through performance. A person conveys thoughts and ideas through choice of words, by a tone
of voice that is pleasant or unpleasant, gentle or harsh, by the rhythm that is inherent within
the language itself, and by speech rhythms that are flowing and regular or uneven and hesitant,
and finally, by the pitch and melody of the utterance. When speaking before a group, a person's
tone may indicate uncertainty or fright, confidence or calm. At interpersonal levels, the tone
may reflect ideas and feelings over and above the words chosen, or may belie them. Here the
participant’s tone can consciously or unconsciously reflect intuitive sympathy or antipathy,
lack of concern or interest, fatigue, anxiety, enthusiasm or excitement, all of which are .usually
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highly specialized with its own techniques for obtaining effects by voice and/or gesture. The
motivation derived from the text, and in the case of singing, the music, in combination with
the performer's skills, personality, and ability to create empathy will determine the success of
artistic, political, or pedagogic communication.
Second, the voice gives psychological clues to a person's self-image, perception of
others, and emotional health. Self-image can be indicated by a tone of voice that is confident,
pretentious, shy, aggressive, outgoing, or exuberant, to name only a few personality traits. Also
the sound may give a clue to the facade or mask of that person, for example, a shy person
hiding behind an overconfident front. How a speaker perceives the listener's receptiveness,
interest, or sympathy in any given conversation can drastically alter the tone of presentation,
by encouraging or discouraging the speaker. Emotional health is evidenced in the voice by
free and melodic sounds of the happy, by constricted and harsh sound of the angry, and by dull
and lethargic qualities of the depressed.
Question 36. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The function of the voice in performance
B. Communication styles
C. The connection between voice and personality
D. The production of speech
Question 37. What does the author mean by staring that, "At interpersonal levels, tone may
reflect ideas and feelings over and above the words chosen" in lines 8- 9?
A. Feelings are expressed with different words than ideas are.
B. The tone of voice can carry information beyond the meaning of words.
C. A high tone of voice reflects an emotional communication.
D. Feelings are more difficult to express than ideas.
Question 38. The word "Here" in line 9 refers to__________
A. interpersonal interactions
B. the tone
C. ideas and feelings
D. words chosen
Question 39. The word "derived" in line 13 is closest in meaning to_________
A. discussed
B. prepared
C. registered
D. obtained
Question 40. Why does the author mention "artistic, political, or pedagogic communication"
in line 14-15?
A. As examples of public performance
B. As examples of basic styles of communication
C. To contrast them to singing
D. To introduce the idea of self-image
Question 41. According to the passage, an exuberant tone of voice may be an indication of a
person's_________
A. general physical health
B. personality
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D. vocal quality
Question 42. According to the passage, an overconfident front may hide_________
A. hostility
B. shyness
C. friendliness
D. strength
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 questions from 43 to 50.
Television has transformed politics in the United States by changing the way in
which information is disseminated, by altering political campaigns, and by changing citizen's
patterns of response to politics. By giving citizens independent access to the candidates,
television diminished the role of the political party in the selection of the major party
candidates. By centering politics on the person of the candidate, television accelerated the
citizen's focus on character rather than issues.
Television has altered the forms of political communication as well. The messages on
which most of us rely are briefer than they once were. The stump speech, a political speech
given by traveling politicians and lasting an hour and a half to 2 hours, which characterized
nineteenth-century political discourse, has given way to the 30-second advertisement and
the 10 second "sound bite" in broadcast news. Increasingly the audience for speeches is
not that standing in front of the politician but rather the viewing audience who will hear
and see a snippet of the speech on the news.
In these abbreviated forms, much of what constituted the traditional political
discourse of earlier ages has been lost. In 15 or 30 seconds, a speaker cannot establish the
historical context that shaped the issue in question, cannot detail the probable causes of
the problem, and cannot examine alternative proposals to argue that one is preferable to
others. In snippets, politicians assert but do not argue. Because television is an intimate
medium, speaking through it require a changed political style that was more conversational,
personal, and visual than that of the old-style stump speech. Reliance on television means
that increasingly our political world contains memorable pictures rather than memorable
words. Schools teach us to analyze words and print. However, in a word in which politics is
increasingly visual, informed citizenship requires a new set of skills.
Recognizing the power of television's pictures, politicians craft televisual, staged
events, called pseudo-event, designed to attract media coverage. Much of the political activity
we see on television news has been crafted by politicians, their speechwriters, and their
public relations advisers for televised consumption. Sound bites in news and answers to
questions in debates increasingly sound like advertisements.
Question 43. What is the main point of the passage?
A. Citizens in the United States are now more informed about political issues because
of television coverage.
B. Citizens in the United States prefer to see politicians on television instead of in person
C. Politics in the United States has become substantially more controversial since the
introduction of television.
D. Politics in the United States has been significantly changed by television.
Question 44. It can be inferred that before the introduction of television, political parties
A. had more influence over the selection of political candidates


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B. spent more money to promote their political candidates
C. attracted more members
D. received more money
Question 45. The author mentions the "stump speech" in line 7 as an example of
A. an event created by politicians to attract media attention
B. an interactive discussion between two politicians
C. a kind of political presentation typical of the nineteenth century
D. a style of speech common to televised political events
Question 46. According to the passage, as compared with televised speeches, traditional
political discourse was more successful at
A. allowing news coverage of political candidates
B. placing political issues within a historical context
C. making politics seem more intimate to citizens
D. providing detailed information about a candidate private behavior
Question 47. The author states that "politicians assert but do not argue" (line 18)
in order to suggest that politicians
A. make claims without providing reasons for the claims
B. take stronger positions on issues than in the past
C. enjoy explaining the issue to broadcasters
D. dislike having to explain their own positions on issues to citizens
Question 48. The purpose of paragraph 2 is to suggest that
A. politicians will need to learn to become more personal when meeting citizens
B. politicians who are considered very attractive are favored by citizens over politicians who
are less attractive
C. citizens tend to favor a politician who analyzed the issue over one who does not
D. citizens will need to learn how to evaluate visual political images in order to become better
informed
Question 49. According to paragraph 3, staged political events are created so that
politicians can
A. create more time to discuss political issues
B. obtain more television coverage for themselves
C. spend more time talking to citizens in person
D. engages in debates with their opponents
Question 50. Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?
A. Political presentations today are more like advertisements than in the past.
B. Politicians today tend to be more familiar with the views of citizens than in the past.
C. Citizens today are less informed about a politician's character than in the past.
D. Political speeches today focus more on details about issues than in the past.
THE END


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ĐỀ THI THPT QUỐC GIA
ĐỀ 02
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined
part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1. A. vacant B. applicant C. apply
D. passion
Question 2. A life
B. tight
C. child
D. children
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3. A. minute B. about
C. Physics
D. English
Question 4. A. quarter B. before
C. partner
D. weather
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that
needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 5. One and more sentences related to the same topic form a paragraph.
A
B
C
D
Question 6. Improvements in people’s health are due in part to advances
A
B
C
in medical care and sanitary.
D
Question 7. In the beginning radios cost much more than they do today because
A
B
they turned out slowly and expensively by hand.
C
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each
of the following questions.
Question 8. I would appreciate __________ it a secret.
A. that you keep
B. your keeping
C. you to keep
D. that you will keep
Question 9. She really ________ reading intelligent books.
A. make up of
B. go in for
C. catch up on
D. bring in
Question 10. __________, let me know.
A. Should you hear anything
B. If you heard anything
C. Had you heard anything
D. Unless you hear anything
Question 11. Exhausted, we went directly to bed, ________ .
A. his knocking on our door was ignored by us
B. ignored him knocking on our door
C. ignored him knocking with our door
D. ignored his knocking on our door
Question 12. Making mistakes is all __________ of growing up.
A. part and parcel B. odds and ends C. top and bottom D. chalk and cheese
Question 13. The bank manager ________ me to open a deposit account as soon as possible.
A. warned
B. advised
C. suggested
D. approved


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Question 14. ________ he had no money for a bus, he had to walk all the way home.
A. If
B. Thus
C. So
D. As
Question 15. He ________ the plants. If he had, they wouldn't have died.
A. needn't have watered
B. can't have watered
C. shouldn't water
D. couldn't water
Question 16. A few months ago I moved into a very small flat after ________ for years with
my parents.
A. be living
B. being lived
C. having lived
D. have living
Question 17. His performance in King Lear was most ________.
A. impressed
B. impressing
C. impression
D. impressive
Question 18. Improving the overall environmental quality is a long-term battle in which we
do want the participation of everyone in society in order to ________ results.
A. reap
B. bear
C. generate
D. realize
Question 19. ________ global solidarity, the world would not be better prepared for the
influenza H1N1 pandemic
A. But for
B. On account of C. Thanks to
D. If not
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response
to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. “Did you sleep well?” “Yeah, like a__________”.
A. horse
B. fish
C. drunk
D. log
Question 21. A: “When is Mr. Fields planning to retire?”
B: “Soon, I think. He ______ here for a long time. He will probably retire either
next year or the year after that.”
A. had been working
B. is working
C. has been working
D. worked
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22. Father has lost his job, so we’ll have to tighten our belt to avoid getting into debt.
A. earn money
B. save money
C. sit still
D. economize
Question 23. S.Mayo Hospital in New Orleans was so named in recognition Dr. Mayo’s
outstanding humanitarianism.
A. exhaustive
B. charitable
C. remarkable
D. widespread
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24. Population growth rates vary among regions and even among countries within
the same region.
A. fluctuate
B. stay unchanged C. restrain
D. remain unstable
Question 25. After five days on trial, the court found him innocent of the crime and he was
released
A. innovative
B. naïve
C. guilty
D. benevolent
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in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26. Payment must be made at the time of booking.
A. You must pay before you book
B. You are not allowed to pay when you book.
C. You must pay when you book.
D. Payment in advance is acceptable if you want to book.
Question 27. The team is being sponsored by a local sport wares company.
A. The team is part of the company.
B. The team is a local one.
C. The company is giving money to support the team’s activities.
D. The company used to sponsor the team.
Question 28. She would eat nothing but small pieces of bread and butter.
This sentence means that she
A. ate small pieces of bread and butter but didn’t like them.
B. ate only some small pieces of bread and butter.
C. didn’t eat anything, not even the bread and butter.
D. wouldn’t touch the bread and butter, but she ate other things.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best
combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29. The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.
Question 30. Transportation has been made much easier thanks to the invention of cars.
However, cars are the greatest contributor of air pollution.
A. The invention of cars has made transportation much easier, but cars are among the greatest
contributors of air pollution.
B. Although the invention of cars has made transportation much easier, people use cars to
contribute to the pollution of air.
C. Although the invention of cars has made transportation much easier, cars are the greatest
contributor of air pollution.
D. However easier the invention of cars has made transportation, it is cars that are among the
greatest contributors of air pollution.
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 from 31 to 35.
A desert is a special region where only certain kinds of plants and animals can survive.
All deserts have very little water. This means that only animals and plants that can (31)
_________ water for long periods of time can exist in the desert.
Plants in the deserts are particularly adapted to the dry and hot environment. One wellknown desert plant is the cactus. Like many desert plants, this plant has very tiny leaves. As
plants lose most of their water (32)_______ their leaves, the small leaves of the cactus help to cut


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down water evaporation. There are some desert plants that do not have leaves at all.
Some desert plants survive by avoiding the dry season altogether. During the dry season,
this plant remains a seed and does not (33) _________ from the soil at all. When the rains
come, this seed would grow very quickly into a plant. It would bloom rapidly and then scatter
its seeds before the dry season returns.
Desert animals have also learnt to adapt well to life in this region. The camel, for
example, (34) __________ well in the desert because water can be stored in its body. Other
desert animals include rodents such as mice. These animals need very little water as they can
get all the water they (35) __________ from their food.
Question 31. A. keep off B. do without C. stay away D. give up
Question 32. A. by
B. through C. out of
D. from
Question 33. A. rise
B. arise
C. awake
D. emerge
Question 34. A. exists
B. survives C. subsists D. remains
Question 35. A. require B. demand C. request
D. ask for
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 questions from 36 to 42.
Because writing has become so important in our culture, we sometimes think of it as
more real than speech. A little thought, however, will show why speech is primary and writing
is secondary to language.
When writing did develop, it was derived from and represented speech, although
imperfectly. Even today, there are spoken languages that have no written form. Furthermore,
we all learn to talk well before we learn to write; any human child who is not severely
handicapped physically or mentally will learn to talk: a normal human being can not be
prevented from doing so. On the other hand, it takes a special effort to learn to write; in the
past many intelligent and useful members of society did not acquire the skill, and even today
many who speak languages with writing systems never learn to read or write, while some who
learn the rudiments of those skills do so only imperfectly.
To affirm the primacy of speech over writing is not, however, to disparage the latter.
One advantage writing has over speech is that it is more permanent and makes possible the
records that any civilization must have. Thus, if speaking makes us human, writing makes us
civilizes.
Question 36. In order show that learning to write requires effort, the author gives the example
of____________
A. people who speak many languages
B. people who learn the rudiments of speech
C. severely handicapped children
D. intelligent who could not write
Question 37. The author of the passage argues that ____________
A. all languages should have a written form
B. everyone who learns to speak must learn to write
C. speech is more basic to language than writing
D. writing has become too important in today’s society
Question 38. The word “disparage” in the passage mostly means____________
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B. think that something is more important
C. think about something carefully
D. suggest that something is not important or valuable
Question 39. According to the passage, writing ____________
A. represents speech, but not perfectly B. is represented perfectly by speech
C. developed from imperfect speech
D. is imperfect, but less so than speech
Question 40. The word “acquire” in the passage mostly means ____________
A. help somebody learn something by giving information about it
B. gain something by our own efforts or ability
C. become aware of something by hearing about it
D. develop a natural ability or quality so that it improves
Question 41. In the passage, the author judges that ____________
A. speech conveys ideas less accurately than writing does
B. writing has more advantages than speech
C. writing is more real speech.
D. speech is essential but writing has important benefits.
Question 42. According to the passage, speech began to exist in our life ____________
A. just when human beings appeared
B. when writing became important in our culture
C. when human beings were able to communicate in writing
D. at least 5000 years ago
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 questions from 43 to 50.
Since water is the basis of life, composing the greater part of the tissues of all living
things, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources of flowing
water are rare. And since man’s inexorable necessity is to absorb large quantities of water at
frequent intervals, he can scarcely comprehend that many creatures of the desert pass their
entire lives without a single drop.
Uncompromising as it is, the desert has not eliminated life but only those forms unable
to withstand its desiccating effects. No moist- skinned, water – loving animals can exist there.
Few large animals are found: the giants of the North America desert are the deer, the coyote,
and the bobcat. Since desert country is open, it holds more swift – footed, running, and leaping
creatures than the tangled forest. Its population are largely nocturnal, silent, filled with
reticence, and ruled by stealth. Yet they are not emaciated. Having adapted to their austere
environment, they are as healthy as animals anywhere in the world.
The secret of their adjustment lies in a combination of behavior and physiology. None could
survive if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, they went out in the midday sun; many would die
in a matter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hours asleep in cool, humid burrows
underneath the ground, emerging to hunt only by night. The surface of the sun – baked desert
averages around 150 degrees, but 18 inches down the temperature is only 60 degrees.
Question 43. What is the topic of the passage?


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A. Animal life in a desert environment
B. Desert plants
C. Man’s life in the desert
D. Life underground
Question 44. The phrase “ those forms” refers to all of the following EXCEPT_______
A. the bobcat
B. water – loving animals
C. moist – skinned animals
D. many large animals
Question 45. The word “ desiccating” means_______
A. killing
B. drying
C. humidifying D. life threatening
Question 46. The author mentions all of the following as examples of the behavior of desert
animals EXCEPT _______
A. animals dig homes underground
B. animals are watchful and quiet
C. animals sleep during the day
D. animals are noisy and aggressive
Question 47. The word “they” in the last sentence of paragraph 2 refers to -_______
A. desert creatures
B. men
C. forest creatures
D. desert sounds
Question 48. The word “emaciated” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_______
A. wild B. cunning
C. unhealthy
D. unmanageable
Question 49. The author states that one characteristic of animals that live in the desert is that
they_______
A. are less healthy than animals that live in different places
B. can hunt in temperature of 150 degrees
C. live in an accommodating environment
D. are smaller and fleeter than forest animals
Question 50. Which of the following generalizations are supported by the passage?
A. Water is the basis of life
B. Healthy animals live longer lives
C. All living things adjust to their environments
D. Desert life is colorful
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ĐỀ 03
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined
part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1. A. situation
B. story
C. sugar
D. station
Question 2. A. hate
B. hat
C. bad
D. dad
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3. A. recommend B. volunteer
C. understand D. potential
Question 4. A. study
B. reply
C. apply
D. rely
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that
needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 5. There are more than eighty-four million specimens in the
A
B
National Museum of Natural History’s collection of biological, geological,
C
archeological and anthropology treasures.
D
Question 6. The National Basketball Association will not let any athlete to
A
continue playing in the league unless he submits voluntarily to treatment
B
C
for drug addiction.
D
Question 7. The incidence of which is now referred to as cryovolcanism,
A
B
or ice volcanoes, is quite high on the surface of Triton, one of the moons of Neptune.
C
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each
of the following questions.
Question 8. Stop fighting you two! Shake hands and ________your peace with each other!
A. set
B. do
C. make
D. bring
Question 9. Light ___________are small planes with seats for no more than about six
passengers.
A. airship
B. airplane
C. aircrafts
D. aircraft
Question 10. It was suggested that they _________the distance in very short time.
A. would cover B. covered
C. had cover D. cover
Question 11. Remember to appreciate what your friends do for you. You shouldn’t take
them__________.
A. as a rule
B. as usual
C. out of habit D. for granted
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A. tongue
B. brain
C. mind
D. memory
Question 13. John’s mother has more than two __________workers under __________
A. hundreds/ her
B. hundreds/ hers
C. hundred/ hers
D. hundred/ her
Question 14. John lost the __________ bicycle he bought last week and h is parents were
very angry with him because of his carelessness.
A. beautiful Japanese blue new
B. beautiful new blue Japanese
C. new beautiful blue Japanese
D. Japanese beautiful new blue
Question 15. He said that the plane had already left and that I __________arrived an hour
earlier.
A. should have
B. must have
C. had to
D. was supposed to
Question 16. Farmers are at the__________of the bad weather that can destroy their crop
A. change
B. influence C. force
D. mercy
Question 17. “Excuse me. Where is the ____________office of OXFAM located?”
A. leading
B. head
C. central
D. summit
Question 18. There is no water on the moon, nor ____________ an atmosphere around it.
A. there is
B. there is not C. is there
D. is it
Question 19. Many plants can grow in water, __________ nutrients are added.
A. as long as B. besides
C. above all
D. however
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response
to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. - “It’s very kind of you to help me out, John.”
- “_________________.”
A. You can say that again.
B. I’m glad you like it.
C. That’s the least I could do.
D. Thanks a million.
Question 21. - I have got a letter from Paul this morning.
 “___________”.
A. I’m afraid not
B. That’s nice
C. He’s fine
D. Congratulations!
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22. No matter how hard we try, there is no way to circumvent taxes.
A. pay in installments
B. get around
C. travel round
D. round up
Question 23. Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, innovation I
heartily support.
A. entrance
B.change
C. inner part
D. test
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24. The doctor advised Peter to give up smoking.
A. stop
B. continue
C. finish
D. consider
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B. able to join intramural sport
D. unable to pass an examination in reading and writing

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in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26. Seeing that he was so angry, she left the office
A. She left the office when she saw how angry he was
B. She didn’t want to make him angry, so she left the office
C. He grew very angry when he saw her leaving the office
D. He wouldn’t have been so angry if she hadn’t left
Question 27. When I was younger I used to go climbing more than I do now
A. Now I don’t go climbing anymore
B. I used to go climbing when I was younger
C. I don’t like going climbing anymore
D. Now I don’t go climbing as much as I did
Question 28. The more money Dane makes, the more his wife spends.
A. Dane spends more money than his wife.
B. Dane's wife keeps spending more money.
C. Dane spends the money his wife makes
D. Dane and his wife both make money.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best
combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29. The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room. He opened the window.
A. The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room because he opened the window.
B. The man opened the window in order to get some fresh air in the room.
C. The man got some fresh air in the room, even though he opened the window.
D. Having opened the window, the room could get some fresh air.
Question 30. The plan may be ingenious. It will never work in practice.
A. Ingenious as it may be, the plan will never work in practice.
B. Ingenious as may the plan, it will never work in practice.
C. The plan may be too ingenious to work in practice.
D. The plan is as impractical as it is ingenious.
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 from 31 to 35.
Health is something we tend to (31) _______ when we have it. When our body is doing
well, we are hardly aware of it. But illness can come, even (32) _______ we are young. In
fact, childhood has been a very susceptible time. Many diseases attack children in particular,
and people know very little how to cure them once they struck. The result was that many
children died. About a century ago, (33) _________, scientists found out about germs, and
then everything changed. The cause of many diseases was found, and cures were developed.


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As this medical discovery spread, the world became____ (34) _____ safer for children. The
result is that whereas a hundred years ago, the average man lived for 35 years, nowadays, in
many areas of the world, people can (35) _______ to live for 75 years. And what do we expect
by the year 2020? Undoubtedly, medical science will continue to advance. Some people will
be able to avoid medical problems that are unavoidable today.
Question 31. A. forget
B. ignore
C. give up
D. throw away
Question 32. A. if
B. so
C. when
D. while
Question 33. A. therefore B. however
C. although
D. moreover
Question 34. A. more
B. much
C. very
D. quite
Question 35. A. desire
B. hope
C. want
D. expect
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 questions from 36 to 42.
History books recorded that the first film with sound was The Jazz Singer in 1927. But
sound films, or talkies, did not suddenly appear after years of silent screenings. From the
earliest public performances in 1896, films were accompanied by music and sound effects.
These were produced by a single pianist, a small band, or a full-scale orchestra; large movie
theatres could buy sound-effect machines. Research into sound that was reproduced at exactly
the same time as the pictures – called “synchronized sound” – began soon after the very first
films were shown. With synchronized sound, characters on the movie screen could sing and
speak. As early as 1896, the newly invented gramophone, which played a large disc carrying
music and dialogue, was used as a sound system. The biggest disadvantage was that the sound
and the pictures could become unsynchronized if, for example, the gramophone needle jumped
or if the speed of projector changed. This system was only effective for a single song or
dialogue sequence.
In the “sound-on-film” system, sound was recorded as a series of marks on celluloid which
could be read by an optical sensor. These signals would be placed on the film alongside the
image, guaranteeing synchronization. Short feature films were produced in this ways as early
as 1922. This system eventually brought us “talking pictures”.
Question 36. The passage is mainly about the __________.
A. history of silent movies
B. disadvantages of synchronized sound
C. development of sound with movies
D. research into sound reproduction
Question 37. Which of the following is not mentioned as a producer of sound to accompany
movies?
A. a jazz singer
B. a single pianist
C. a small band
D. a gramophone
Question 38. It can be referred that __________.
A. most movie theaters had a pianist
B. sound-effects machines were not common because they were expensive
C. orchestras couldn’t synchronize sound with the pictures
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Question 39. According to the passage, gramophones were ineffective because they
__________.
A. got out of synchronization with the picture
B. were too large for most movie theaters.
C. were newly invented and still had imperfections
D. changed speeds when the needle jumped
Question 40. The word “sequence” is closest in meaning to __________.
A. interpretation
B. progression
C. distribution
D. organization
Question 41. According to the passage, sound-on-film guaranteed synchronization because
the recording was __________.
A. made during the film of the picture
B. read by an optical sensor
C. inserted beside the image on the film
D. marked on the gramophone
Question 42. Short feature films produced as early as 1922 __________.
A. were recorded by optical sensors
B. put musicians out of work
C. were only effective for dialogue sequences
D. preceding talking pictures.
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 questions from 43 to 50.
Simply being bilingual doesn't qualify someone to interpret. Interpreting is not only a
mechanical process of converting one sentence in language A into the same sentence in
language B. Rather, its a complex art in which thoughts and idioms that have no obvious
counterparts from tongue to tongue _ or words that have several meanings must be quickly
transformed in such a way that the message is clearly and accurately expressed to the listener.
At one international conference, an American speaker said, "You can't make a silk
purse out of a sows ear", which meant nothing to the Spanish audience. The interpretation
was, "A monkey in a silk dress is still a monkey" _ an idiom the Spanish understood and that
expressed the same idea.
There are 2 kinds of interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive. The former, sitting in
a separated booth, usually at a large multilingual conference, speaks to listeners wearing
headphones, interpreting what a foreign language speaker says _ actually a sentence behind.
Consecutive interpreters are the ones most international negotiations use. They are employed
for smaller meetings without sound booths and headphones. Consecutive interpretation also
requires two-person teams. A foreign speaker says his piece while the interpreter, using a
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Question 43. What is the purpose of the passage?
A. To differentiate between simultaneous and consecutive interpreters.
B. To state the qualifications of an interpreter.
C. To point out the importance of an interpreter.
D. To explain the scope of interpreting.
Question 44. What is a difference mentioned between a simultaneous interpreter and a
consecutive interpreter?
A. The size of group with whom they work.
B. Their proficiency in the language.
C. The type of dictionary they use.
D. The money they are paid.
Question 45. A precondition of being a translator is __________
A. being able to use high-tech equipment
B. being a linguist
C. being bilingual
D. working well with people
Question 46. What would a simultaneous interpreter be most in need of?
A. Headphones and a booth.
B. Shorthand skills and a notepad.
C. A dictionary or phrase book.
D. Advanced technical style in writing.
Question 47. The author implies that most people have the opinion that the skill of interpreting
is …..
A. very complex and demanding
B. based on principles of business
C. simpler than it really is
D. highly valued and admired
Question 48. Which of the following would a consecutive interpreter be used for?
A. An interpretation of a major literary work.
B. A business transaction between 2 foreign speakers.
C. A large meeting of many nations.
D. A translation of a foreign book.
Question 49. The phrase "the former" refers to__________
A. simultaneous interpreters
B. the conference
C. consecutive interpreters D. the booth
Question 50. The example "You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear" is used
to__________
A. point out the difference in attributes of animals in English and Spanish
B. emphasize the need for translation of the meaning of what is said
C. show the differences in language A and language B
D. stress the importance of word for word translation


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ĐỀ THI THPT QUỐC GIA
ĐỀ 04
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined
part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1. A. easy
B. sea
C. learn
D. eat
Question 2. A. park
B. yard
C. card
D. carry
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3. A. vacancy
B. calculate C. delicious D. furniture
Question 4. A. sincerely B. completely C. extremelyD. faithfully
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that
needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 5. Because of the approaching storm, the wind began to blow hard and the
A
B
sky became dark as evening.
C
D
Question 6. The amount material published on the general topic has tripled since March.
A
B
C
D
Question 7. The format in which the data is presented in this research paper shows
A
B
how efficient Miss Choo does
C
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each
of the following questions.
Question 8. Getting a good school _________is what you need to do.
A. report
B. mark
C. raise
D. comment
Question 9. My decision to leave university after a year is one I now _________regret.
A. harshly
B. painfully
C. keenly
D. heavily
Question 10. ________ in the diet is especially important for vegetarians.
A. Enough protein is obtained
B. Obtaining enough protein
C. They obtain enough protein
D. By obtaining enough protein
Question 11. The tourists refused to ____________ the poor service.
A. stand in for B. put up with C. get away from D. get on with
Question 12. I haven’t got the time to do my own work, ____________help you with yours.
A. leaving aside B. let alone
C. apart from
D. not counting
Question 13. Professor Lockwood recommended that Michael ____________in chemistry.
A. not to major B. not major
C. wouldn’t major D. isn’t majoring
Question 14. Luggage may be placed here___________the owner’s risk.
A. at
B. by
C. under
D. with
Question 15. Legend____________that Robin Hood fired an arrow from his death - bed and
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A. tells it
B. says it
C. makes it
D. has it
Question 16. Brown’s business is not going well; he is finding it difficult to keep his
head____________water.
A. on
B. in
C. off
D. above
Question 17. Please don’t____________it amiss if I make a few suggestions for improvement.
A. think
B. judge
C. take
D. assume
Question 18. ____________in the atmosphere is the temperature falling below freezing.
A. Frost is produced
B. Frost produces
C. What produces frost
D. What is frost produced
Question 19. Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to keep young people from using drugs,
___________
A. annually in October
B. annually in October each year
C. takes place annually in October
D. taking place annually in October
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response
to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. A. “I apologize to you for not keeping my promise”
B. “ __________”
A. Well, that’s out of question. B. Your apology is accepted.
C. I am grateful to that.
D. That was very sweet of you.
Question 21. - “Mum! I’ve got 6000 on the TOEFL test”
- “...................”
A. Good way!
B. You are right
C. Good job!
D. Oh, hard luck
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22. He was asked to account for his presence at the scene of crime.
A. complain
B. exchange
C. explain
D. arrange
Question 23. I’ll take the new job whose salary is fantastic.
A. reasonable
B. acceptable
C. pretty high
D. wonderful
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24. Experts hope that the vaccine will be mass-produced soon.
A. Produced in great numbers
B. produced in small numbers
C. Produced cheaply
D. produced with high cost
Question 25. Peter was an agile and athletic youth.
A. Awkward
B. passive
C. ponderous
D. inept
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest
in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26. I whispered as I didn’t want anybody to hear our conversation.
A. So as not to hear our conversation I whispered.
B. Since nobody wanted to hear our conversation I whispered.


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C. Because I whispered, nobody heard our conversation.
D. I lowered my voice in order that our conversation couldn’t be heard.
Question 27. Though he tried hard, he didn’t succeed.
A. However he tried hard, he didn’t succeed.
B. However hard he tried, he didn’t succeed.
C. However he didn’t succeed hard, he tried hard.
D. However he tried hard, but he didn’t succeed.
Question 28. “If you keep eating so much fat, you’ll gain weight.” said his mother.
A. His mother suggested him gaining weight if he kept eating so much fat.
B. His mother warned him that he would gain weight if he kept eating so much fat.
C. His mother threatened him to gain weight if he kept eating so much fat
D. His mother complained about his gaining weight if he kept eating so much fat.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best
combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29. He was suspected to have stolen credit cards. The police have investigated him
for days.
A. He has been investigated for days, suspected to have stolen credit cards.
B. Suspecting to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
C. Having suspected to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
D. Suspected to have stolen credit cards, he has been investigated for days.
Question 30. Crazianna is a big country. Unfortunately, it has never received respect from its
neighbours.
A. Though Crazianna is a big country, it has never received respect from its neighbours.
B. Crazianna has never received respect from its neighbours because it is a big country.
C. It is Crazianna, a big country, that has never received respect from its neighbours.
D. Crazianna is such a big country that it has never received respect from its neighbours.
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 from 31 to 35.
The traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write, or
the ability to use language to read, write, listen, and speak. In modern contexts, the word refers
to reading and writing at a level suitable for communication, or at a level that lets one
understand and communicate ideas in a literate society,' so as to take (31)_____ in that society.
The United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has drafted
the following definition: “Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create,
communicate and compute, using printed and written' materials associated with varying
contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an Individual to achieve his or
her goals, to develop his, or her (32) _____ and potential, and to participate fully in the wider
society."
Many policy analysts consider literacy rates a crucial measure of a region's human
capital. This claim is made on the foundations that literate people can be trained less


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expensively than illiterate people, generally have a higher socio-economic (33) _____ and
enjoy better health and employment prospects. Policy makers also argue that literacy increases
job opportunities and access to higher education. In Kerala, India, for example, female and
child mortality rates declined dramatically in the 1960s, when girls who were educated in the
education reforms after 1948 began to raise families. Recent researchers, (34)_____, argue that
correlations such as, the one listed above may have more to do with the effects of schooling
rather than literacy in general. Regardless, the demand of educational systems worldwide
includes a basic (35) _____ around communication through test and print, which is the
foundation of most definitions of literacy.
Question 31. A. comfort
B. control
C. part
D. honor
Question 32. A. ability
B. knowledge
C. performance D. behavior
Question 33. A. condition
B. request
C. state
D. status
Question 34. A. additionally B. however
C. therefore
D. so
Question 35. A. content
B. concept
C. contact
D. context
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 questions from 36 to 42.
Some animal behaviorists argue that certain animals can remember past events,
anticipate future ones, make plans and choices, and coordinate activities within a group. These
scientists, however, are cautious about the extent to which animals can be credited with
conscious processing.
Explanations of animal behavior that leave out any sort of consciousness at all and
ascribe actions entirely to instinct leave many questions unanswered. One example of such
unexplained behavior: Honeybees communicate the sources of nectar to one another by doing
a dance in a figure-eight pattern. The orientation of the dance conveys the position of the food
relative to the sun’s position in the sky, and the speed of the dance tells how far the food source
is from the hive. Most researchers assume that the ability to perform and encode the dance
isinnate and shows no special intelligence. But in one study, when experimenters kept changing
the site of the food source, each time moving the food 25 percent farther from the previous
site, foraging honeybees began to anticipate where the food source would appear next. When
the researchers arrived at the new location, they would find the bees circling the spot, waiting
for their food. No one has yet explained how bees, whose brains weigh four ten-thousandths
of an ounce, could have inferred the location of the new site.
Other behaviors that may indicate some cognition include tool use. Many animals, like
the otter who uses a stone to crack mussel shells, are capable of using objects in the natural
environment as rudimentary tools. One researcher has found that mother chimpanzees
occasionally show their young how to use tools to open hard nuts. In one study, chimpanzees
compared two pairs of food wells containing chocolate chips. One pair might contain, say, five
chips and three chips, the other fourchips and three chips. Allowed to choose which pair they
wanted, the chimpanzees almost always chose the one with the higher total, showing some
sort of summing ability. Other chimpanzees have learned to use numerals to label quantities of
items and do simple sums.


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