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ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA, LẦN 1 NĂM 2016
MÔN TIẾNG ANH (Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút)
Mã đề thi 132

Họ, tên thí sinh:........................................................ Số báo danh: .............................

I. PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 64 (8,0 điểm)
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 1: A. experienced
B. worked
C. watched
D. arrived
Question 2: A. bought
B. caught
C. ought
D. laughed
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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 3: The news should be put in the most noticeable place so that all the students can be
well-informed.
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A. suspicious
B. popular
C. easily seen
D. beautiful
Question 4: Parents regard facial and vocal expressions as indicators of how a baby is feeling.
A. read
B. translate
C. display
D. consider
Question 5: I told her I understood what she was feeling as we were both after all in the same
boat.
A. in a similar take
B. in a similar find
C. in a similar situation D. in a similar case
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.
Let children learn to judge their own work. A child learning to talk does not learn by being
corrected all the time. If corrected too much, he will stop talking. He notices a thousand times
a day the difference between the language he uses and the language those around him use.
Bit by bit, he makes the necessary changes to make his language like other people’s. In the
same way, children learn all the other things they learn to do without being taught – to talk,
run, climb, whistle, ride a bicycle – compare their own performances with those of more
skilled people, and slowly make the needed changes. But in school we never give a child a
chance to find out his mistakes for himself, let alone correct them. We do it all for him. We act
as if we thought that he would never notice a mistake unless it was pointed out to him, or
correct it unless he was made to. Soon he becomes dependent on the teacher. Let him do it
himself. Let him work out, with the help of other children if he wants it, what this word says,
what the answer is to that problem, whether this
is a good way of saying or doing
this or not.
If it is a matter of right answers, as it may be in mathematics or science, give him the
answer book. Let him correct his own papers. Why should we teachers waste time on such
routine work? Our job should be to help the child when he tells us that he can’t find the way to
get the right answer. Let’s end all this nonsense of grades, exams, and marks. Let us throw
them all out, and let the children learn what all educated persons must someday learn, how to

measure their own understanding, how to know what they know or do not know.
Let them get on with this job in the way that seems most sensible to them, with our help as
school teachers if they ask for it. The idea that there is a body of knowledge to be learnt at
school and used for the rest of one’s life is nonsense in a world as complicated and rapidly
changing as ours. Anxious parents and teachers say, “But suppose they fail to learn
something essential, something they will need to get on in the world?” Don’t worry! If it is
essential, they will go out into
the world and learn it.


Question 6: What does the author think is the best way for children to learn things?
A. By listening to explanations from skilled people
B. By making mistakes and having them corrected
C. By asking a great many questions
D. By copying what other people do
Question 7: The passage suggests that learning to speak and learning to ride a
bicycle are .
A. basically the same as learning other skills
B. more important than other skills
C. basically different from learning adult skills
D. not really important skills
Question 8: The word “he” in the first paragraph refers to
.
A. other people
B. their own work
C. children
D. a child
Question 9: What does the author think teachers do which they should not do?
A. They encourage children to copy from one another
B. They point out children’s mistakes to them
C. They allow children to mark their own work
D. They give children correct answers
Question 10: The word “those” in the first paragraph refers to
.
A. skills
B. things
C. performances
D. changes
Question 11: According to the first paragraph, what basic skills do children learn to do without
being taught?
A. Talking, climbing and whistling
B. Reading, talking and hearing
C. Running, walking and playing
D. Talking, running and skiing
Question 12: Exams, grades and marks should be abolished because children’s progress should
only be estimated by
.
A. parents
B. the children themselves C. teachers
D. educated persons
Question 13: The word “complicated” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. comfortable
B. competitive
C. complex
D. compliment
Question 14: The word “essential” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. dramatic
B. imperative
C. important
D. necessarily
Question 15: The author fears that children will grow up into adults who are
.
A. unable to think for themselves
B. too independent of others
C. unable to use basic skills
D. too critical of themselves
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.
C. entertain
D. disappear
Question 16: A. recommend B. fortunately
Question 17: A. survive
B. fashionable
C. palace
D. memory
B. question
C. impossible
D. beautiful
Question 18: A. telephone
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 19: What I told her a few days ago were not the solution to most of her problems.
A. What I told her
B. were
C. to
D. most of
Question 20: Jack is about average in his performance in comparison with other students in
the class.
A. about average
B. with
C. the
D. other students
Question 21: The explorers were too tired that they found a site to camp overnight.
A. too
B. that
C. to camp
D. overnight
Question 22: What are common known as “lead” pencils are not lead, but rather a
mixture of graphite, clay and wax.
A. common
B. not
C. but
D. and wax
Question 23:We are working, that means that we are contributing goods and services to our
society.


A. that

B. are contributing

C. services

D. to

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to
each of the following questions.
Question 24: My relative,
you met yesterday, is an engineer.
A. whose
B. whom
C. that
D. B and C are correct
Question 25: I
the bell three times when he answered the door.
A. would ring
B. rang
C. had rung
D. was ringing
Question 26: If Joe had practised tennis more when he was younger, he
able to play it
then.
D. wouldn’t be
A. would be
B. would have been C. will be
Question 27: All right, Johnny, it’s time you
to bed.
A. are going to go
B. will be going
C. would go
D. went
Question 28: I bitterly regret
him the story yesterday.
A. to be telling
B. telling
C. to tell
D. to have told
Question 29: The water company will have to
off water supplies while repairs
to the pipes are carried out.
A. cut
B. set
C. take
D. break
Question 30:There was
to prevent the accident. It happened while everyone
was
sleeping.
A. nothing we couldn’t do
B. anything we could do
C. nothing we could do
D. something could do
Question 31: Only when you grow up
how to organize things more neatly.
A. do you know
B. you will know
C. you know
D. will you know
Question 32: You can go where you like
you get back before dark.
A. although
B. as long as
C. or else
D. despite
Question 33: Your fare, accommodation and meals are all
in the price of this
holiday.
A. included
B. collected
C. enclosed
D. composed
Question 34: We are looking
to receiving a prompt reply to our letter.
A. round
B. through
C. forward
D. after
Question 35: Marta and Patrice is a couple. They are going to a friend’s party.
Marta: Do I still have to change my clothes?
Patrice:
.
A. Sure, take your time
B. Let’s discuss that some time
C. Don’t change your mind, please
D. The party begins at 2 pm
Question 36: With a ________ of satisfaction on his face, Keith received his degree from
the principal.
A. glow
B. beam
C. ray
D. shine
Question 37: Would it be possible to make an early
to have my car
serviced tomorrow?
A. appoint
B. appointing
C. appointed
D. appointment
Question 38: A great
of people go to different places to enjoy their holidays.
A. part
B. majority
C. mass
D. number
Question 39: There was
fuel in the car. Therefore, we had to stop midway to fill some.
A. a few
B. little
C. few
D. a little
Question 40: Let's play together if we have more chance,
?
A. will we
B. shall we C. shouldn’t we
D. should we


Question 41: My uncle wishes his son
much time when he grows up.
A. hasn’t wasted
B. hadn't wasted
C. wouldn’t waste
D. didn’t waste
Question 42: Hung and Derek are classmates. They are talking about their sports hobby.
Hung: Don’t you like watching football?
Derek:
.
A. Yes, I don’t
B. No, I do. I like it a lot C. It’s nice
D. Yes, I love it
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.
The concept of obtaining fresh water from iceberg that is towed to populated areas and
arid regions of the world was once treated as a joke more appropriate to cartoons than real
life. But now it is being considered quite seriously by many nations, especially since scientists
have warned that the human race will outgrow its fresh water supply faster than it runs out of
food. Glaciers are a possible source of fresh water that has been overlooked until recently. (A)
Three-quarters of the Earth's fresh water supply is still tied up in glacial ice, a
reservoir of untapped fresh water so immense that it could sustain all the rivers of the world
for 1,000 years. Floating on the oceans every year are 7,659 trillion metric tons of ice
encased in 10,000 icebergs that break away from the polar ice caps, more than ninety
percent of them from Antarctica. (B)
Huge glaciers that stretch over the shallow continental shelf give birth to icebergs
throughout the year. Icebergs are not like sea ice, which is formed when the sea itself freezes;
rather, they are formed entirely on land, breaking off when glaciers spread over the sea. As
they drift away from the polar region, icebergs sometimes move mysteriously in a direction
opposite to the wind, pulled by subsurface currents. Because they melt more slowly than
smaller pieces of ice, icebergs have been known to drift as far north as 35 degrees south of
the equator in the Atlantic Ocean. (C)
The difficulty arises in other technical matters, such as the prevention of rapid melting
in warmer climates and the funneling of fresh water to shore in great volume. But even
if the icebergs lost half of their volume in towing, the water they could provide would be far
cheaper than that produced by desalination, or removing salt from water. (D)
Question 43: What is the main topic of the passage?
A. The movement of glaciers
B. Icebergs as a source of fresh water
C. Future water shortages
D. The future of the world's rivers
Question 44: The word “arid” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. anhydrous
B. fruitful
C. remote
D. distant
Question 45: The word "it" in the first paragraph refers to
.
A. an iceberg that is towed
B. obtaining fresh water from icebergs
C. the population of arid areas
D. real life
Question 46: According to the author, most of the world's fresh water is to be found in
.
A. oceans
B. rivers
C. glaciers
D. reservoirs
Question 47: The word “currents” in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. pulls
B. waves
C. weather
D. flows of water
Question 48: How are icebergs formed?
A. They break off from glaciers
B. Seawater freezes
C. Rivers freeze
D. Small pieces of floating ice converge
Question 49: With which of the following ideas would the author be likely to agree?
A. Towing icebergs to dry areas is economically possible
B. Desalination of water is the best way to obtain drinking water
C. Using water from icebergs is a very short-term solution to water shortages
D. Icebergs could not be towed very far before they would melt
Question 50: Which is the best place where the following sentence will most properly fit?
"To corral them and steer them to parts of the world where they are needed would
not be too difficult."
A. (A)
B. (B)
C. (C)
D. (D)


Question 51: The word "that" in the last paragraph refers to
.
A. the volume
B. the water
C. the iceberg
D. the towing
Question 52: What are the technical matters mentioned as the difficulty arising in the process of
obtaining fresh water from the iceberg?
A. The prevention of rapid melting iceberg
B. The filtering water and the funneling it to shore in a large amount
C. The purifying the fresh water and carrying it to shore
D. The prevention of rapid melting and the funneling to shore in great volume
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the best option for each of the blanks.
I was raised on a farm in a remote village in the 1950s. The winter months were
endless and everything was covered in snow. I was always (53)
for the
warmer
weather to come. When spring arrived, everything came alive- flowers would bloom and the
animals would come out of hibernation. I would follow the bear tracks and search for them.
Once, however, I (54)
an angry mother bear who saw me (55)
a threat. (56)
the
sight of the bear, I did what my father had told me. I stood still until she stopped growling and
walked away. The trick was effective, but looking back now, I realized that the situation
was (57) more serious than I thought at the time. By the age of twelve, I had lots
of camping (58)
, as I used to go camping with my dog on my school holidays. We
would spend days (59)
the forest, catching fish for dinner, (60)
at the frogs and
the (61)
of birds and the insects hopping up and down on the surface of the
water. Of course, this was possible only during the warm months. When the autumn came,
everything went quiet, which was quite usual in those parts. It wasn’t long before the animals
disappeared, the birds (62)
south and the snow took over. The place became deserted
once again.
Question 53: A. willing
B. keen
C. eager
D. enthusiastic
Question 54: A. found out
B. came across
C. dealt with
D. reached
Question 55: A. as
B. same as
C. such as
D. like
Question 56: A. By
B. At
C. On
D. In
Question 57: A. very
B. quite
C. far
D. so
Question 58: A. experience
B. skills
C. qualities
D. qualifications
Question 59: A. investigating B. detecting
C. researching
D. exploring
Question 60: A. watching
B. looking
C. noticing
D. observing
Question 61: A. sets
B. swarms
C. bunches
D. flocks
Question 62: A. fly
B. flying
C. flew
D. flight
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is
OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 63: Population growth rates vary among regions and even among countries within the
same region.
A. remain unstable
B. fluctuate
C. restrain
D. stay unchanged
Question 64: There has been no huge improvement in the noise levels since lorries were banned.
A. clear
B. obvious
C. insignificant
D. thin
II. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN (2,0 điểm)
Part I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the
sentence given before it. (0,5 điểm)
1. There was a lot of noise, and I couldn’t hear her calling.
There was so
2. We have tested the new system several times before.


The new system
3. “You had better keep your room tidy, Tim”, said Omega.
Omega
4. No one plays this piece of music as beautifully as he does. He
plays
5.It’s not worth asking the manager for a day off.
There is
Part II. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the importance of students’ doing
homework. (1,5 điểm)
The following prompts might be helpful to you:
- reviewing knowledge
- understanding new lessons more easily
- avoiding wasting time going out or playing


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TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN

ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA, LẦN 2 NĂM 2016
MÔN TIẾNG ANH (Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút)
Mã đề thi 132

Họ, tên thí sinh:........................................................ Số báo danh: .............................
I. PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 64 (8,0 điểm)
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 1: A. repeats
B. amuses
C. attacks
D. coughs
Question 2: A. whom
B. heal
C. healthy
D. honest
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 3: Before he went on vacation, Peter left explicit instructions for the decoration of his office.
A. clear
B. colorful
C. vague
D. direct
Question 4: The earthquake caused great devastation in California.
A. confusion
B. gaps
C. ruin
D. movement
Question 5: He is from such an unemotional family, he will never learn to unleash his feelings.
A. describe
B. conceal
C. release
D. extend
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.
American humor and American popular heroes were born together. The first popular heroes
of the new nation were comic heroes, and the first popular humor of the new nation was the antics of
its hero- clowns.
The heroic and the comic were combined in novel American proportions in popular literature.
The heroic themes are obvious enough and not much different from those in the legends of other
times
and places: Achilles, Beowulf, Siegfried, Roland, and King Arthur. The American Davy
Crockett legends repeat the familiar pattern of the old world heroic story: the pre-eminence of a
mighty hero whose fame in myth has a tenuous basis in fact; the remarkable birth and precocious
strength of the hero; single combats in which he distinguished himself against antagonists, both man
and beast; vows and boasts; pride of the hero in his weapons, his dog, and his woman.
Davy Crockett conquered man and beast with a swaggering nonchalance. He overcame
animals by force of body and will. He killed four wolves at the age of six. He hugged a bear to death;
he killed a rattlesnake with his teeth. He mastered the forces of nature. Crockett’s most famous
natural exploit was saving the earth on the coldest day in history. First, he climbed a mountain to
determine the trouble. Then he rescued all creation by squeezing bear-grease on the earth’s frozen
axis and over the sun’s icy face. He whistled, “Push along, keep moving!” The earth gave a grunt and
began moving.
Neither the fearlessness nor the bold huntsman’s prowess was peculiarly American. Far more
distinctive was the comic quality, all heroes are heroic; few are also clowns. What made the
American popular hero heroic also made him comic. “May be”, said Crockett, “you’ll laugh at me
and not at my book”. The ambiguity of American life and the vagueness which laid the continent
open to adventure, which made the land a rich storehouse of the unexpected, which kept vocabulary
ungoverned and the language fluid----this same ambiguity suffused both the Crockett legends were
never quite certain whether to laugh or to applaud, or whether what they saw and heard was
wonderful, awful or ridiculous.
Question 6: What is the main point the author makes in the passage?
A. Davy Crockett wrote humorous stories about mastering the nature.


B. American popular heroes were characteristically comic.
C. The Davy Crockett stories reflected the adventurous spirit of early America.
D. American popular literature was based on the legends of other times and places.
Question 7: Achilles, Beowulf, and other heroes are mentioned in paragraph 2 to
.
A. show their similar heroic nature with the American heroes.
B. show the role they play in the world legend history.
C. compare their popularity with that of the American heroes.
D. conclude heroic deeds described in old world heroic legends.
Question 8: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a heroic theme?
A. Superior physical strength
B. Pride in the hero woman
C. Fluid use of language
D. Boasting by the hero
Question 9: The word “antagonists” could be best replaced by
.
A. wild animals
B. heroes
C. forces
D. opponents
Question 10: Davy Crockett is an example of
.
A. a popular writer
B. a heroic theme
C. an old world hero
D. a hero-clown
Question 11: In paragraph 3, the author mentions a story in which Davy Crockett
.
A. killed a wild boar
B. saved a bear
C. saved the earth
D. ate a rattlesnake
Question 12: The word “exploit” in paragraph 3 is closest meaning to
.
A. resource
B. heroic act
C. skill
D. character trait
Question 13: The word “prowess” in paragraph 4 is closest meaning to
.
A. goal
B. weapon
C. bravery
D. caution
Question 14: In paragraph 4, the author makes the point that
.
A. American enjoyed laughing at other people.
B. American writers strove to create a distinctively American literature.
C. American life was open to adventure and full of the unexpected.
D. Americans valued comic qualities more than heroic qualities.
Question 15: The word “ambiguity” in the last paragraph is closest meaning to
.
A. ridiculous
B. richness
C. uncertainty
D. quality
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your 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 16: A. enjoyment
B. extension
C. fashionable
D. facilitate
Question 17: A. apprehensive B. residential
C. emergency
D. resolution
Question 18: A. threaten
B. mosquito
C. comfortable
D. interesting
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.
KEEPING FIT
Bodies are made to move! They are not (19)
for sitting around in front of the
television or reading magazines. Keeping fit doesn’t (20) you have to be a super-athlete, and
even (21)
exercise can give you a lot of fun. When you are fit and healthy, you
will find you look better and feel better. You will develop more energy and self-confidence.
Every time you move, you are exercising. The human body is designed to bend, stretch, run, jump
and climb. (22)
it does, the stronger and fitter it will become. Best of all, exercise is fun.
It’s what your body likes doing most-keeping on the (23) _
.
Physical exercise is not only good for your body. People who take regular exercise are usually
happier, more relaxed and more alert (24)
people who sit around all day. Try an experimentnext time you are (25) a bad mood, go for a walk or play a ball game in the park. See how much
better you feel after an hour.
A good (26)
of achievement is yet another benefit of exercise. People feel good
about themselves when they know they have (27)
their fitness. People who exercise regularly
will tell you that they find they have more energy to enjoy life. So have (28)
-you’ll soon see


and feel the benefits.
Question 19: A. planned
Question 20: A. involve
Question 21: A. a little
Question 22: A. More and more
Question 23: A. increase
Question 24: A. then
Question 25: A. in
Question 26: A. sense
Question 27: A. experienced
Question 28: A. a run

B. designed
B. require
B. a few
B. The more
B. move
B. about
B. on
B. feel
B. improved
B. a trial

C. programmed
C. reveal
C. little
C. More
C. develop
C. than
C. at
C. lot
C. carried out
C. a go

D. caused
D. mean
D. few
D. Moreover
D. decrease
D. with
D. under
D. piece
D. grown
D. a start

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 29: The phone
suddenly while Jane was doing the gardening.
A. is ringing
B. had rung
C. was ringing
D. rang
Question 30: Nam never comes to class on time and
.
A. neither doesn’t Huy B. so doesn’t Huy
C. so does Huy
D. neither does Huy
Question 31: Sorry, I’m late, but my car
on the way here, and I had to call the garage.
A. was broke
B. not working
C. out of order
D. broke down
Question 32:
it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it.
A. Had I not seen
B. Unless I had not seen C. If I had seen
D. Provided I had seen
Question 33: Marie Curie was the first and only woman
two Nobel prizes.
A. that win
B. to be won
C. who win
D. to have won
Question 34: It was in 1989
the Berlin Wall collapsed.
A. which
B. that
C. when
D. what
Question 35: The robbers were
two years in jail.
A. put
B. sent
C. ordered
D. sentenced
Question 36: The death of Tran Lap, the leader of a Vietnamese famous rock band called Buc
Tuong, is a great to his fans.
A. losing
B. loss
C. lose
D. lost
Question 37: I asked her
she understood what I was saying.
A. if not
B. if
C. if only
D. even if
Question 38: I
an old friend of mine in the street this morning. We haven’t seen each other for
ages.
A. ran into
B. ran out
C. came over
D. came round
Question 39: Tom is
with his teacher because he didn’t do any assignments.
A. in danger
B. in the dark
C. in hot water
D. under control
Question 40: We can decrease the amount of waste produced at home by
used paper,
plastic and metal.
A. retaining
B. reducing
C. remaining
D. recycling
Question 41: It was
furniture that I didn’t buy it.
A. so expensive
B. such expensive
C. such an expensive
D. a so expensive
Question 42: Charles was wearing
at the party.
A. a tie yellow silk funny
B. very funny wide yellow silk tie
C. a yellow silk funny tie
D. a funny wide yellow silk tie
Question 43:
, Mr. Jean takes pleasure in doing charity and other social work.
A. Having retired
B. Retiring
C. He has retired
D. Although retired
Question 44:
Michelle tried hard, she didn’t manage to win the competition.
A. No matter how
B. Even though
C. In spite of
D. Nevertheless


Question 45: My phone is out of order,
is a nuisance.
A. that
B. which
C. this
D. it
Question 46: Lan :“She seems
for the job”.
Hoa: “Yes. Everybody thinks she’s perfectly suited for it.”
A. ready-made
B. home-made
C. tailor-made
D. self-made
Question 47: Mai and Lan are friends. Lan asks Mai about Mai’s plan. Select the most suitable response to
fill in the blank.

Lan: “Are you going to see the live show by Son Tung today?”
Mai: “
”.
A. Yes, I enjoyed it very much
B. Maybe I’ll be out
C. Yes, I’m going to stay in
D. I think so
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.
The technology of the North American colonies did not differ strikingly from that of Europe,
but in one respect, the colonists enjoyed a great advantage. Especially by comparison with Britain,
Americans had a wonderfully plentiful supply of wood.
The first colonists did not, as many people imagine, find an entire continent covered by a
climax forest. Even along the Atlantic seaboard, the forest was broken at many points. Nevertheless,
all sorts of fine trees abounded, and through the early colonial period, those who pushed westward
encountered new forests. By the end of the colonial era, the price of wood had risen slightly in
eastern cities, but wood was still extremely abundant.
The availability of wood brought advantages that have seldom been appreciated. Wood was a
foundation of the economy. Houses and all manner of buildings were made of wood to a degree
unknown in Britain. Secondly, wood was used as fuel for heating and cooking. Thirdly, it was used
as the source of important industrial compounds, such as potash, an industrial alkali; charcoal, a
component of gunpowder; and tannic acid, used for tanning leather.
The supply of wood conferred advantages but had some negative aspects as well. Iron at that
time was produced by heating iron ore with charcoal. Because Britain was so stripped of trees, she
was unable to exploit her rich iron mines. But the American colonies had both iron ore and wood;
iron production was encouraged and became successful. However, when Britain developed coke
smelting, the Colonies did not follow suit because they had plenty of wood and besides, charcoal iron
was stronger than coke iron. Coke smelting led to technologic innovations and was linked to the
emergence of the Industrial Revolution. In the early nineteenth century, the former colonies lagged
behind Britain in industrial development because their supply of wood led them to cling to charcoal
iron.
Question 48: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The advantages of using wood in the colonies
B. The effects of an abundance of wood on the colonies
C. The roots of the Industrial Revolution
D. The difference between charcoal iron and coke iron
Question 49: The word strikingly in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. realistically
B. dramatically
C. completely
D. immediately
Question 50: Which of the following is a common assumption about the forests of North America during
the colonial period?
A. They contained only a few types of trees.
B. They existed only along the Atlantic seaboard.
C. They had little or no economic value.
D. They covered the entire continent.
Question 51: The word “abundant” in paragraph 3 is closest meaning to
.
A. redundant
B. sufficient
C. insufficient
D. plentiful


Question 52: According to the passage, by the end of the colonial period, the price of wood in
Eastern cities
.
A. rose quickly because wood was becoming so scarce.
B. was much higher than it was in Britain.
C. was slightly higher than in previous years.
D. decreased rapidly because of lower demand for wood.
Question 53: What can be inferred about houses in Britain during the period written about in the
passage?
A. They were more expensive than American houses.
B. They were generally built with imported materials.
C. They were typically smaller than homes in North America.
D. They were usually built from materials built from materials other than wood.
Question 54: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a source of industrial compounds?
A. potash
B. charcoal
C. gunpowder
D. tannic acid
Question 55: Why does the author mention gunpowder in paragraph 3?
A. To illustrate the negative aspects of some industrial processes
B. To remind readers that the colonial era ended in warfare
C. To give an example of a product made with wood compounds
D. To suggest that wood was not the only important product of the colonies
Question 56: The phrase follow suit in paragraph 4 means
.
A. do the same thing
B. make an attempt
C. have the opportunity
D. take a risk
Question 57: According to the passage, why was the use of coke smelting advantageous?
A. It led to advances in technology.
B. It was less expensive than wood smelting.
C. It produced a stronger type of iron than wood smelting.
D. It stimulated the demand for wood.
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 58: My mother prefers cooking at home than eating out
A
B
C
D
Question 59: They were all looking forward to spend their holiday at the seaside the following year.
A
B
C
D
Question 60: In a critical review of an experiment, a researcher should question the validity, the
A
B
reliable, and the importance of any test results.
C
D
Question 61: Until the invention of the telephone, skyscrapers were not consider very
practical.
A
B
C
D
Question 62: She must lose her way; otherwise, she would have arrived by now.
A
B
C
D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is
OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 63: He was arrested for his illicit drug trade in the police raid yesterday.
A. legal
B. irregular
C. elicited
D. secret
Question 64: I eat lunch with a convivial group of my friends.
A. unsociable
B. large
C. old
D. lively
PHẦN TỰ LUẬN (2 điểm)
A. Rewrite the following sentences in such a way that they mean almost the same as those printed
before them. (0,5 điểm)
Question 1: He doesn’t have much money, so he can’t buy a luxury car.
If
Question 2: “You had better go to the doctor if you have a pain in your neck, Mary”, Peter said.
Peter suggested


Question 3: I haven’t seen him for twenty years.
It is
Question 4: People say that he works as a professional football player in America.
He is
Question 5: “Please don’t leave me!” Jenny begged her boyfriend.
Jenny pleaded
B. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about the following topic (1,5 điểm).
“Should mobile phones be banned among students?”
Use examples and reasons to support your answer.


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LẦN 1 - NĂM 2016
MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài phần trắc nghiệm: 60 phút; phần viết: 30 phút

ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC

Mã đề thi 485

Họ, tên thí sinh:.....................................................................Số báo danh:.....................Phòng thi ................

SECTION A: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS (64 questions x 0.125 = 8 points)
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.
OWNING A PET
The joys and tribulations of being a pet owner! During our lifetime most of us have some experience of
either owning a pet or being in (1)
contact with someone who does. Is there such a thing as “the
ideal pet”? If so what characterizes the ideal pet? Various (2)
influence one’s choice of pet, from
your reasons for getting a pet to your lifestyle. For example, although quite a few pets are relatively cheap to
buy, the cost of (3)
can be considerable. Everything must be (4)
into account, from food
and bedding, to vaccinations and veterinary bills. You must be prepared to (5)
time on your pet,
which involves shopping for it, cleaning and feeding it. Pets can be demanding and a big responsibility. Are
you prepared to exercise and (6)
an animal or do you prefer a more independent pet? How much
spare room do you have? Is it right to lock an energetic animal into a (7)
space? Do you live near a
busy road which may threaten the life of your pet? Pets (8)
as turtles and goldfish can be cheap and
convenient, but if you prefer affectionate pets, a friendly cat or dog would be more (9)
. People get
pets for a number of reasons, for company, security or to teach responsibility to children. Pets can be
affectionate and loyal and an excellent source of company as long as you know what pet (10)
you
and your lifestyle.
Question 1: A. tight
B. close
C. narrow
D. near
Question 2: A. factors
B. points
C. facets
D. elements
Question 3: A. upkeep
B. raising
C. upbringing
D. maintenance
Question 4: A. taken
B. held
C. considering
D. kept
Question 5: A. occupy
B. take
C. spend
D. waste
Question 6: A. housekeep
B. housetrain
C. housework
D. household
Question 7: A. closed
B. reduced
C. confined
D. detained
Question 8: A. so
B. such
C. much
D. for
Question 9: A. suited
B. good
C. appropriate
D. likely
Question 10: A. matches
B. fits
C. suits
D. goes with
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 11: A. passion
B. discussion
C. expression
D. decision
Question 12: A. shoulder
B. should
C. would
D. could
Question 13: A. warned
B. sacred
C. decided
D. hatred
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 14: A. maximum
B. determine
C. marvellous
D. compliment
Question 15: A. intervention B. pessimistic
C. centenarian
D. vulnerable


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 16: (A) When the chemicals (B) inside a cell (C) no longer produce ions, the cell stops (D) to
function.
Question 17: (A) One or the other of the secretaries (B) have to attend the meeting. But (C) both of them are
reluctant (D) to do so.
Question 18: (A) The populace was (B) so terrified of the tornado that (C) however town she visited she
found (D) villages deserted of inhabitants and livestock.
Question 19: Although I didn’t (A) personally see who was responsible (B) for this mess, (C) but I think I
can (D) make a guess.
Question 20: What surprised me most (A) was that he (B) kept smiling even after (C) so many insults (D)
directing at him.
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 21: Jenny was afraid because the dog sounded fierce.
A. malevolent
B. cruel
C. untamed
D. gentle
Question 22: This kind of dress is becoming outmoded. If I were you, I wouldn’t dress it up at the party.
A. fashionable
B. realistic
C. unfashionable
D. attractive
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.
Line Most forms of property are concrete and tangible, such as houses, cars, furniture or anything else
that is included in one’s possessions. Other forms of property can be intangible and copyright
deals with intangible forms of property. Copyright is a legal protection extended to authors of
creative works, for example, books, magazine articles, maps, films, plays, television shows,
software, paintings, photographs, music, choreography in dance and all other forms of intellectual
5
or artistic property.
Although the purpose of artistic property is usually public use and enjoyment, copyright
establishes the ownership of the creator. When a person buys a copyrighted magazine, it belongs
to this individual as a tangible object. However, the authors of the magazine articles own the
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research and the writing that went into creating the articles. The right to make and sell or give
away copies of books or articles belongs to the authors, publishers, or other individuals or
organizations that hold the copyright. To copy an entire book or a part of it, permission must be
received from the copyright owner, who will most likely expect to be paid.
Copyright law distinguishes between different types of intellectual property. Music may be played
15 by anyone after it is published. However, if it is performed for profit, the performers need to pay a
fee, called a royalty. A similar principle applies to performances of songs and plays. On the other
hand, names, ideas, and book titles are accepted. Ideas do not become copyrighted property until
they are published in a book, a painting or a musical work. Almost all artistic work created before
the 20th century is not copyrighted because it was created before the copyright law was passed.
20 The two common ways of infringing upon the copyright are plagiarism and piracy. Plagiarizing
the work of another person means passing it off as one’s own. The word plagiarism is derived
from the Latin plagiarus, which means “abductor”. Piracy may be an act of one person, but, in
many cases, it is a joint effort of several people who reproduce copyrighted material and sell it for
profit without paying royalties to the creator. Technological innovations have made piracy easy
25 and anyone can duplicate a motion picture on videotape, a computer program, or a book. Video
cassette recorders can be used by practically anyone to copy movies and television programs, and
copying software has become almost as easy as copying a book. Large companies zealously
monitor their copyrights for slogans, advertisements, and brand names, protected by a trademark.


Question 23: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. Legal rights of property owners
B. Examples of copyright piracy
C. Copying creating work for profit
D. Legal ownership of creative work
Question 24: The word “extended” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to
.
A. granted
B. guaranteed
C. exposed
D. explicated
Question 25: It can be inferred from the passage that copyright law is intended to protect
.
A. the creator’s ability to profit from the work B. paintings and photographs from theft
C. the user’s ability to enjoy an artistic work
D. computer software and videos from being copied
Question 26: The word “principle” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to
.
A. crucial point
B. formidable force
C. fundamental rule
D. cardinal role
Question 27: Which of the following properties is NOT mentioned as protected by copyright?
A. music and plays
B. paintings and maps
C. scientific discoveries
D. printed medium
Question 28: It can be inferred from the passage that it is legal if
.
A. two drawings, created by two different artists, have the same images
B. two songs, written by two different composers, have the same melody
C. two plays, created by two different playwrights, have the same plot and characters
D. two books, written by two different authors, have the same titles
Question 29: With which of the following statements is the author most likely to agree?
A. It is illegal to make photographs when sightseeing or traveling
B. Singers can publicly sing only the songs for which they wrote the music and the lyrics
C. Plays written in the 16th century cannot be performed in theaters without permission
D. Teachers are not allowed to make copies of published materials for use by their students
Question 30: The phrase “infringing upon” in paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. violating
B. abhorring
C. inducting for
D. impinging upon
Question 31: The purpose of copyright law is most comparable with the purpose of which of the
following?
A. A school policy
B. A household rule
C. A law against theft
D. A law against smoking
Question 32: According to the passage, copyright law is
.
A. routinely ignored
B. meticulously observed
C. zealously enforced
D. frequently debated
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 33: The introduction of credit cards radically modified North Americans’ spending habits.
A. devoted
B. altered
C. reduced
D. resolved
Question 34: He hurled the statue to the floor with such force that it shattered.
A. dropped
B. pushed
C. pulled
D. threw
Question 35: According to Freud, dreams can be interpreted as the fulfillment of wishes.
A. attainment
B. performance
C. conclusion
D. completion
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 36: He
in me on the understanding that I wouldn’t tell anyone else.
A. confined
B. disclosed
C. confessed
D. confided
Question 37: That’s the trouble with the night shift. It
your private life too much.
A. breaks in
B. breaks into
C. breaks through
D. breaks up
Question 38: They were
for smuggling jewellery into the country.
A. warned
B. arrested
C. judged
D. accused
Question 39: The construction of the new road is
winning the support of local presidents.
A. reliant on
B. thanks to
C. responsible for
D. dependent on


Question 40: Wood floats on water because it is
water.
A. the less dense as
B. less dense than
C. of lesser density as
D. not as much density than
Question 41: 500 years ago the average human
was about 40 years.
A. life-span
B. lifetime
C. life cycle
D. life length
Question 42: Why don’t they
their attention on scrutinizing the evidence instead of questioning the
passers-by?
A. attract
B. focus
C. draw
D. devote
Question 43: The exquisite antique bottle was carved
marble.
A. at
B. about
C. from
D. by
Question 44: – “How about giving me a hand?”
–“
.”
A. No, not yet http://dethithu.net
B. You’re welcome
C. I promise
D. Sure. I’d be glad to help
Question 45: Could you stand
for me and teach my English class tomorrow morning, John?
A. down
B. up
C. out
D. in
Question 46: Laura: “What a lovely house you have!”
Maria: “
.”
A. Thank you. Hope you will drop in
B. I think so
C. I feel very excited
D. Of course not, it’s not costly
Question 47: I’ve got a terrible hangover. If only I
that fourth bottle of wine.
A. didn’t drink
B. don’t drink
C. wouldn’t drink
D. hadn’t drunk
Question 48: She
to the airport like that. The plane was delayed by several hours.
A. wouldn’t have rushed
B. couldn’t have rushed
C. mustn’t have rushed
D. needn’t have rushed
Question 49: He will be very upset if you
_ his offer of help.
A. turn from
B. turn away
C. turn against
D. turn down
Question 50:
in astronomy, the discovery of Uranus was by accident.
A. It was like many finds
B. Like many finds
C. Alike many finds
D. Many alike finds
Question 51:
from San Diego to the Mexican border.
A. It’s not far
B. There is not far
C. Few miles
D. Not far
Question 52: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room _
around and around.
A. were spinning
B. would be spinning C. is spinning
D. spins
Question 53: The band is planning to go on
in Europe and Asia next year.
A. travel
B. circuit
C. trip
D. tour
Question 54: She has just bought
.
A. a Swiss beautiful brand-new watch
B. a brand-new beautiful Swiss watch
C. a Swiss brand-new beautiful watch
D. a beautiful brand-new Swiss watch
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.
It is estimated that over 99 percent of all species that ever existed have become extinct. What
Line
causes extinction? When a species is no longer adapted to a changed environment, it may perish. The
exact causes of a species’ death vary from situation to situation. Rapid ecological change may render
an environment hostile to a species. For example, temperatures may change and a species may not be
adapted. Food resources may be affected by environmental changes, which will then cause problems
5
for a species requiring these resources. Other species may become better adapted to an environment,
resulting in competition and, ultimately, in the death of a species.
The fossil record reveals that extinction has occurred throughout the history of Earth. Recent
analyses have also revealed that on some occasions many species became extinct at the same time - a
mass extinction. One of the best-known examples of mass extinction occurred 65 million years ago
10
with the demise of dinosaurs and many other forms of life. Perhaps the largest mass extinction was
the one that occurred 225 million years ago, when approximately 95 percent of all species died. Mass


extinctions can be caused by a relatively rapid change in the environment and can be worsened by the
close interrelationship of many species. If, for example, something were to happen to destroy much
15 of the plankton in the oceans, then the oxygen content of Earth would drop, even affect organisms
not living in the oceans. Such a change would probably lead to a mass extinction.
One interesting, and controversial, finding is that extinctions during the past 250 million years
have tended to be more intense every 26 million years. The periodic extinction might be due to
intersection of the earth’s orbit with a cloud of comets, but this theory is purely speculative. Some
20 researchers have also speculated that extinction may often be random. That is, certain species may be
eliminated and others may survive for no particular reason. A species’ survival may have nothing to
do with its ability or inability to adapt. If so, some of revolutionary history may reflect a sequence of
essentially random events.
Question 55: The word “it” refers to
.
A. extinction
B. species
C. 99 percent
D. environment
Question 56: The word “ultimately” is closest meaning to
.
A. dramatically
B. unfortunately
C. eventually
D. exceptionally
Question 57: What does the author say in paragraph 1 regarding most species in Earth’s history?
A. They have remained basically unchanged from their original forms.
B. They are no longer in existence.
C. They have been able to adapt to ecological changes.
D. They have caused rapid change in the environment.
Question 58: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in paragraph 1 as resulting from rapid ecological
change?
A. Availability of food resources
B. Competition among species
C. Temperature changes
D. Introduction of new species
Question 59: The word “demise” is closest in meaning to
.
A. change
B. help
C. recovery
D. death
Question 60: Why is “plankton” mentioned?
A. To illustrate a comparison between organisms that live on the land and those that live in the ocean
B. To point out that certain species could never become extinct.
C. To demonstrate the interdependence of different species
D. To emphasize the importance of food resources in preventing mass extinction.
Question 61: According to paragraph 2, evidence from fossils suggests that
.
A. extinctions on Earth have generally been massive
B. dinosaurs became extinct much earlier than scientists originally believed
C. there has been only one mass extinction in Earth’s history
D. extinction of species has occurred from time to time throughout Earth’s history
Question 62: The word “finding” is closest in meaning to
.
A. published information
B. scientific discovery
C. research method
D. ongoing experiment
Question 63: Which of the following can be inferred from the theory of periodic extinction mentioned in
paragraph 3?
A. Many scientists could be expected to disagree with it.
B. Most scientists believe the theory to be accurate.
C. The theory is no longer seriously considered.
D. evidence to support the theory has recently been found.
Question 64: In paragraph 3, the author makes which of the following statements about a species’
survival?
A. It may depend on chance events.
B. It does not vary greatly from species to species
C. It reflects the interrelationship of many species.
D. It is associated with astronomical conditions.


SECTION B: WRITING (2 points): Part I: 5 questions x 0.1 = 0.5 points; Part II: 1.5 points
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed
before it. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
1. She never seems to succeed, even though she works hard.
 However
2. “I’m sorry I didn’t phone you earlier”. Jill said.
 Jill apologized
3. Without Jack’s help, I wouldn’t have been able to move the table.
 If
4. Immediately after his arrival home, a water-heater exploded.
 Hardly
5. People believe that the Chinese invented paper in 105 A.D.
 Paper
II. (In about 150 words) write a paragraph answering the following question:
“There is a general increase in anti-social behaviours and lack of respect for others. What are the
causes and solutions?”


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ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT LỚP 12 LẦN 2 – NĂM 2016
MÔN: Tiếng Anh
Thời gian làm bài phần trắc nghiệm: 60 phút; phần viết: 30 phút
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
Họ, tên thí sinh: ................................................................
Số báo danh: .................................. Phòng thi: ................

MÃ ĐỀ 134

SECTION A: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS (64 questions x 0.125 = 8 points)
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your 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 1: A. opponent

B. horizon

C. synchronized

D. canoeing

Question 2: A. rhinoceros

B. correspondence

C. significant

D. phenomena

Question 3: A. curriculum

B. peninsula

C. professional

D. auditorium

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 4: A. crisis

B. oases

C. goose

D. horse

Question 5: A. capable

B. ancient

C. angle

D. danger

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
Question 6: He suddenly saw Sue
the room. He pushed his way
the crowd of
people to get to her.
A. across…through
B. over…through
C. across…across
D. over…along
Question 7: Sportsmen
A. take place

their political differences on the sports field.
B. keep apart
C. take part
D. put aside

Question 8:
, they slept soundly.
A. Hot though was the night air
C. Hot although the night air was

B. Hot though the night air was
D. Hot the night air as was

Question 9: I’m
you liked the film. I thought it was rather
.
A. surprise / disappoint
B. surprised / disappointed
C. surprising / disappointed
D. surprised / disappointing
Question 10: This picture book, the few pages
A. for which
B. of which

are missing, is my favorite.
C. of that
D. to which

Question 11: I’ve never had the slightest disagreement
A. with / about
B. with / in
C. on / about

him

anything.
D. on / at

Question 12:
with her boyfriend yesterday, she doesn't want to answer his phone call.
A. Because of she quarreled
B. Had quarreled
C. Because having quarreled
D. Having quarreled
Question 13: Have I told you about
A. the problem with that
C. the problem
Question 14: Dinosaurs
A. are / to die

_ believed
B. were / to die

_ the government is dealing?
B. the problem with which
D. the problem that
_ out millions of years ago.
C. are / to have died
D. were / to have died


Question 15: The city
A. should have been

at one time prosperous, for it enjoyed a high level of civilization.
B. was
C. may have been
D. must have been

Question 16: The weather is going to change soon; I feel it in my
A. legs
B. bones
C. skin

.
D. body

Question 17: There’s a list of repairs as long as
A. a mile
B. a pole

D. your arms

.
C. your arm

Question 18:
that Marie was able to retire at the age of 50.
A. So successful her business was
B. So successful was her business
C. Her business was successful
D. So was her successful business
Question 19:
A. On arriving

back to her hometown, Julia found everything new and attractive.
B. On arrival
C. When arrived
D. As she arrives

Question 20: Peter: “Is it important?” Thomas: “
A. It’s a matter of life-and-death!
C. It’s ridiculous.

”.
B. No worry, that’s nothing.
D. Not on your life!

Question 21: The suspect confessed
A. the police his crime
C. his crime the police

B. his crime
D. his crime to the police

Question 22:
A. Except

_.

his advice, I would never have got the job.
B. But for
C. Apart from

D. As for

Question 23: More than a mile of roadway has been blocked with trees, stones and other debris,
the explosion.
A. causing
B. caused by
C. which caused by
D. which caused
Question 24: He decided to buy some chocolate kept in an
container for his father, a
watch for his mother and a doll with
for his little sister.
A. tight air; proof water; white snow
B. air-tighted; water-proofed; snow-whited
C. tight aired; proof watered; white snowed
D. air-tight; water-proof; snow-white
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word CLOSEST in meaning to the
underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 25: Ponce de Leon searched in vain for a means of rejuvenating the aged
A. making young again
B. making merry again
C. making wealthy again
D. making weary again
Question 26: Mr. Young, general manager of the emergency response division of AMSA, said that the
debris was spotted along a busy shipping route and could be containers that had fallen off cargo vessels.
A. seen
B. collected
C. shot
D. analised
Question 27: Every time he opens his mouth, he immediately regrets what he said. He is always putting
his foot in his mouth.
A. speaking indirectly
B. making a mistake
C. saying embarrassing things
D. doing things in the wrong order
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 28: In remote communities, it’s important to replenish stocks before the winter sets in.
A. empty
B. remake
C. repeat
D. refill
Question 29: Because Jack defaulted on his loan, the bank took him to court.


A. was paid much money

B. paid in full

C. had a bad personality

D. failed to pay

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 30: Having finished his term paper before the deadline, it was delivered to the professor before
the class.
A
B
C
D
Question 31: Animals and man use the energy finding in food to operate their body and muscles.
A

B

C

D

Question 32: A basic knowledge of social studies, such as history and geography, are considered a basic
A
B
C
part of the education of every child.
D
Question 33: She was anxious about the interview because she failed three interviews before.
A
B
C
D
Question 34: Not until much later did she realize that her long-known partner had been lying her.
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 questions from 35 to 44.
Scientists have discovered the bones of what may be the largest meat-eating dinosaur ever to walk the
earth. The discovery was made by a team of researchers from Argentina and North America in Patagonia,
a desert on the eastern slopes of the Andes in South America. Besides the interesting fact that the
dinosaur was huge and horrifying, it is even more astounding that the bones of a number of the dinosaurs
were found together. This discovery challenges the prior theory that the biggest meat-eaters lived as
loners and instead indicates that they may have lived and hunted in packs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex lived
in North America and was believed to hunt and live alone.
The newly discovered meat-eater appears to be related to the Giganotosaurus family, being as closely
related to it as a fox would be to a dog. It is actually not of the same family at all as the Tyrannosaurus
Rex, being as different from it as a cat is from a dog.
The fossilized remains indicate that the animals lived about 100 million years ago. With needle-shaped
noses and razor sharp teeth, they were larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex, although their legs were
slightly shorter, and their jaws were designed to be better able to dissect their prey quickly and precisely.
Question 35: The author states that the newly discovered dinosaur remains are evidence that it was the
largest
.
A. carnivorous dinosaur
B. dinosaur ever
C. South American dinosaur
D. herbivorous dinosaur
Question 36: The word Besides in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. in spite of
B. mostly
C. in addition to
D. although.
Question 37: The word horrifying in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. frightening
B. fast
C. large
D. interesting
Question 38: The word astounding in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to
.
A. pleasing
B. displeasing
C. surprising
D. terrifying
Question 39: The author implies that the most interesting fact about the find is that this dinosaur
A. was found in the Andes
B. had a powerful jaw and sharp teeth
C. was larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex
D. lived and hunted with others

.


Question 40: The passage indicates that prior to this discovery scientists believed that
A. there were no meat-eating dinosaurs in the Andes
B. meat-eating dinosaurs lived alone
C. Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in the Andes
D. meat-eating dinosaurs were small in stature

.

Question 41: The word it in the second paragraph refers to
.
A. Relationship
B. dog
C. newly discovered meat-eater
D. Giganotosaurus
Question 42: The author states that the newly discovered meat-eating dinosaur is
.
A. closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
B. not closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
C. not closely related to Giganotosaurus
D. closely related to the large cat family
Question 43: The word dissect in the last sentence is closest in meaning to
A. dismember
B. chew
C. escape

.
D. swallow

Question 44: The word prey in the last sentence of the passage is closest in meaning to
A. enemy
B. victim
C. dinosaurs
D. attacker

.

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.
Humans have struggled against weeds since the beginnings of agriculture. Marring our gardens is one
of the milder effects of weeds - any plants that thrive where they are unwanted. They clog waterways,
destroy wildlife habitats, and impede farming. Their spread eliminates grazing areas and accounts for
one-third of all crop loss. They compete for sunlight, nutrients, and water with useful plants.
The global need for weed control had been answered mainly by the chemical industry. Its herbicides
are effective and sometimes necessary, but some pose serious problems, particularly if misused. Toxic
compounds threaten animal and public health when they accumulate in food plants, groundwater, and
drinking water. They also harm workers who apply them.
In recent years, the chemical industry has introduced several herbicides that are more ecologically
sound. Yet new chemicals alone cannot solve the world's weed problems. Hence, scientists are exploring
the innate weed-killing powers of living organisms, primarily insects and microorganisms.
The biological agents now in use are environmentally benign and are harmless to humans. They can be
chosen for their ability to attack selected targets and leave crops and other plants untouched. In contrast,
some of the most effective chemicals kill virtually all the plants they come in contact with, sparing only
those that are naturally resistant or have been genetically modified for resistance. Furthermore, a number
of biological agents can be administered only once, after which no added applications are needed.
Chemicals typically must be used several times per growing season.
Question 45: With what topic does this passage primarily deal?
A. The importance of the chemical industry.
B. The dangers of toxic chemicals.
C. A proposal to ban the use of all herbicides.
D. Advantages of biological agents over chemical ones.
Question 46: The word “marring” in bold is closest in meaning to
A. spoiling
B. planting
C. dividing
Question 47: The word “clog” in bold is closest in meaning to
A. grow along
B. drain
C. float on

.
D. replacing
_.
D. obstruct

Question 48: Which of the following terms does the author define in the first paragraph?
A. weeds
B. nutrients
C. wildlife habitats
D. grazing area


Question 49:
Which of the following statements about the use of chemical agents as herbicides would
the author most likely agree?
A. It is occasionally required.
B. It is safe but inefficient.
C. It should be increased.
D. It has become more dangerous recently.
Question 50: Which of the following is NOT given as an advantage of using biological agents over
chemical herbicides?
A. They are safer for workers.
B. They are less likely to destroy desirable plants.
C. They are more easily available.
D. They do not have to be used as often.
Question 51: The word “innate” in bold is closest in meaning to
A. effective
B. organic
C. natural

.
D. active

Question 52: According to the passage, biological agents mainly consist of
A. herbicides
B. useful plants
C. insects and microorganisms
D. weeds

.

Question 53: The word „'applications” in bold could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. requests
B. special purposes
C. qualifications
D. treatments
Question 54: Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage?
A. A general idea is introduced and several specific examples are given.
B. Two possible causes of a phenomenon are compared.
C. A problem is described and possible solutions are discussed.
D. A recommendation is analyzed and rejected.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the
correct word or phrase for each of the blanks
One of the hottest topics on the international development agenda is how to harness the power of
International Monetary Fund for the benefit of developing countries. What is sometimes called “the death
of distance”, brought about by the (55)
, allow professional services such as (56)
education and training to be provided easily and quickly to (57)
areas. Some of the gains can
be seen in countries as diverse as India and Morocco, where innovations range from (58)
government announcements to local craftsmen selling their wares to a (59)
market. But already
a huge and expanding (60)
divide is opening up between developed and developing nations.
The major tasks facing world leaders at present is to (61)
everybody on the planet with clean
water, basic education and the drugs needed to fight preventable diseases. Installing a (62)
in every classroom and liking us to (63)
must be a lesser (64)
, for the time being
at least.
Question 55: A. telephone

B. computer

C. internet

D. modern

Question 56: A. software

B. equipment

C. stationary

D. hardware

Question 57: A. secluded

B. far

C. remote

D. uninhabited

Question 58: A. recorded

B. online

C. broadcast

D. programmed

Question 59: A. shrinking

B. technical

C. village

D. global

Question 60: A. economical

B. electrical

C. physical

D. digital

Question 61: A. give

B. administer

C. donate

D. supply

Question 62: A. mobile phone

B. plug

C. modem

D. video

Question 63: A. the real world

B. outer space

C. virtual reality

D. cyberspace

Question 64: A. priority

B. importance

C. criteria

D. advantage


SECTION B: WRITING (2 points): Part I: 5 questions x 0.1 = 0.5 points; Part II: 1.5 points
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed
before it. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
1. The milkman appears to be running away from your fierce dog.
It looks as if
2. People say he won a lot of money on the lottery.
He
3. “I won’t answer any questions,” said the arrested man.
The arrested man
4. Even though some events were cancelled, thousands of people attended the festival.
Despite
5. Your silly questions distracted me.
You drove
II. In a composition of about 200 words, write about the harmful as well as the benefic
beneficial effects of
advertising. Write your composition on your answer sheet.


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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC LẦN II( 2015- 2016)
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
Ngày thi: 16/01/2016.
Thời gian làm bài : 90 phút
Mã đề : 157

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on 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. handcraft
B. handbook
C. handkerchief
D. handbag
Question 2: A. exhaust
B. height
C. honest
D. heir
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the
position of main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3. A. weather
B. confirm
C. highland
D. entrance
Question 4. A. dependence
B. prediction
C. disastrous
D. compliment
Question 5. A. applicant
B. ambitious
C. essential
D. performance
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to
the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 6. City developed at the point where the Hudson and Passaic rivers mingle with the water of the
Atlantic Ocean.
A. associate
B. socialize
C. mix
D. part
Question 7. Lack of water and nutrients has impeded the growth of these cherry tomato plants.
A. promoted
B. assisted
C. realized
D. prevented
Question 8. Bone and ivory are light, strong and accessible materials for Inuit artists.
A. available
B. beautiful
C. economic
D. natural
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to
the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 9. The consequences of the typhoon were disastrous due to the lack of precautionary measures.
A. physical
B. severe
C. beneficial
D. damaging
Question 10. Vietnam’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has promoted its trade relations
with other countries.
A. balanced
B. restricted
C. expanded
D. boosted
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 11 to 20.
In addition to the challenge to be excellent, American schools have been facing novel problems. They
must ….(11) … with an influx of immigrant children, many of whom speak little or no English. They must
respond to demands ….(12) ….the curriculum reflect the various cultures of all children. Schools must make sure
that students develop …(13) … skills for the job market, and they must consider the needs of nontraditional
students, such as teenage mothers.
Schools are …(14)…. these problems in ways that reflect the diversity of the US educational system. They
are hiring or training large numbers of teachers of English …(15)… a second language and, in some countries,
setting up bilingual schools. They are opening …(16)… the traditional European-centered curriculum to embrace
material from American, Asian, and other cultures.
Schools are also teaching cognitive skills to the …(17)… 40 percent of American students who do not go
on to higher education. In the …(18).. of a recent report by the Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, “A
strong back, the willingness to work, and a high school diploma were once all that was necessary to …(19) ….


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