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KỲ THI TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG QUỐC GIA NĂM 2017
Môn: TIẾNG ANH
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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
Question 2: A. exhaust
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
Question 4: A. dependence B. prediction
Question 5: A. applicant
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
Question 7: Lack of water and nutrients has impeded the growth of these cherry tomato plants
Question 8: Bone and ivory are light, strong and accessible materials for Inuit artists
Question 9: The consequences of the typhoon were disastrous due to the lack of precautionary
Question 10: Vietnam’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has promoted its trade
relations with other countries.
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.
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 theUSeducational 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 Europeancentered 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) …. a start inAmerica. They are no longer. A well-developed mind, a
continued willingness to learn and the ability to put knowledge to work are the new keys …(20) .. the
future of our young people, the success of our business, and the economic well-being of the nation”.
(Extracted from Info USA-CD Version)
Question 11: A. do
Question 12: A. that
Question 13: A. base
Question 14: A. addressing
Question 15: A. as
Question 16: A. on
Question 17: A. slightly
Question 18: A. minds
Question 19: A. make
Question 20: A. to
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 21: Not until he got (A) home he realized (B) he had forgotten to give her (C) the present
B. he realized
D. the present
Question 22: When you are writing or speaking (A) English it is (B) important to use language that
(C) includes both men and women equally the same (D).
A. or speaking
B. it is
D. equally the same
Question 23: A lot of (A) people stop smoking (B) because they are (C) afraid their heath will be
affected and early death (D).
A. A lot of
D. early death
Question 24: The student must have (A) her assessment form fill in (B) by the examiner during (C)
the oral exam (D).
A. must have
B. fill in
D. oral exam
Question 25: A novel is a story long enough (A) to fill a complete (B) book, in that (C) the characters
and events are usually (D) imaginary.
A. long enough
D. are usually
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
Question 26: They live on a busy road. ……………………….. a lot of noise from traffic
A. There must have B. It must have been C. There must be
D. It must be
Question 27: Lora: “Do you mind if I turn on the fan?” Maria: “……………………”
A. Not for me
B. Not at all
C. Never mind
D. Not enough
Question 28: ………………… make a good impression on her
A. Only by doing so can I
B. Only so doing can I
C. Only by so doing I can
D. Only by doing so I can
Question 29: He came ………………….a lot of criticism for the remarks he made in a television
A. in for
C. out of
Question 30: No matter how angry he was, he would never ……………..to violence
Question 31: The team were eager to make………………. the loss of the previous match
A. away with
B. off with
C. up for
D. up with.
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 sentences
Learning means acquiring knowledge or developing the ability to perform new behaviors. It is
common to think of learning as something that takes place in school, but much of human learning
occurs outside the classroom, and people continue to learn throughout their lives.
Even before they enter school, young children learn to walk, to talk, and to use their hands to
manipulate toys, food, and other objects. They use all of their senses to learn about the sights, sounds,
tastes, and smells in their environments. They learn how to interact with their parents, siblings, friends,
and other people important to their world. When they enter school, children learn basic academic
subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics. They also continue to learn a great deal outside the
classroom. They learn which behaviors are likely to be rewarded and which are likely to be punished.
They learn social skills for interacting with other children. After they finish school, people must learn
to adapt to the many major changes that affect their lives, such as getting married, raising children, and
finding and keeping a job.
Because learning continues throughout our lives and affects almost everything we do, the study of
learning is important in many different fields. Teachers need to understand the best ways to educate
children. Psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and other human-service workers need to
understand how certain experiences change people’s behaviors. Employers, politicians, and advertisers
make use of the principles of learning to influence the behavior of workers, voters, and consumers.
Learning is closely related to memory, which is the storage of information in the brain. Psychologists
who study memory are interested in how the brain stores knowledge, where this storage takes place,
and how the brain later retrieves knowledge when we need it. In contrast, psychologists who study
learning are more interested in behavior and how behavior changes as a result of a person’s
There are many forms of learning, ranging from simple to complex. Simple forms of learning involve a
single stimulus. A stimulus is anything perceptible to the senses, such as a sight, sound, smell, touch,
or taste. In a form of learning known as classical conditioning, people learn to associate two stimuli
that occur in sequence, such as lightning followed by thunder. In operant conditioning, people learn by
forming an association between a behavior and its consequences (reward or punishment). People and
animals can also learn by observation - that is, by watching others perform behaviors. More complex
forms of learning include learning languages, concepts, and motor skills.
(Extracted from Microsoft® Student 2009 – DVD Version)
Question 32: According to the passage, which of the following is learning in broad view comprised
A. Knowledge acquisition and ability development B. Acquisition of social and behavioural skills
C. Acquisition of academic knowledge
D. Knowledge acquisition outside the classroom
Question 33: According to the passage, what are children NOT usually taught outside the classroom?
A. interpersonal communication
B. life skills C. literacy and calculation D. right from wrong
Question 34: Getting married, raising children, and finding and keeping a job are mentioned in
paragraph 2 as examples of ______.
A. the changes to which people have to orient themselves
B. . the situations in which people cannot teach themselves
C. the ways people’s lives are influenced by education
D. the areas of learning which affect people’s lives
Question 35: Which of the following can be inferred about the learning process from the passage?
A. . It becomes less challenging and complicated when people grow older
B. It plays a crucial part in improving the learner’s motivation in school
C. It takes place more frequently in real life than in academic institutions
D. It is more interesting and effective in school than that in life
Question 36: According to the passage, the study of learning is important in many fields due to _____.
A. the need for certain experiences in various areas
B. the exploration of the best teaching methods
C. the great influence of the on-going learning process
D. the influence of various behaviours in the learning process
Question 37: It can be inferred from the passage that social workers, employers, and politicians
concern themselves with the study of learning because they need to ______.
A. change the behaviours of the objects of their interest towards learning
B. thoroughly understand the behaviours of the objects of their interest
C. make the objects of their interest more aware of the importance of learning
D. understand how a stimulus relates to the senses of the objects of their interest
Question 38: The word “retrieves” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _______.
Question 39: Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Psychologists studying memory are concerned with how the stored knowledge is used
B. Psychologists studying memory are concerned with the brain’s storage of knowledge
C. Psychologists are all interested in memory as much as behaviours
D. Psychologists studying learning are interested in human behaviours
Question 40: According to the passage, the stimulus in simple forms of learning ______.
A. bears relation to perception
C. is associated with natural phenomena
B. is created by the senses
D. makes associations between behaviours
Read the following passages and then choose the best answer for each of the sentences bellow.
Traditional in American, helping the poor was a matter for private charities or local governments.
Arriving immigrants depended mainly on predecessors from their homeland to help them start a new
life. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, several European nations instituted public-welfare
programs. But such a movement was slow to take hold in the United States because the rapid pace of
industrialization and the ready availability of farmland seemed to confirm the belief that anyone who
was willing to work could find a job.
Most of the programs started during the Depression era were temporary relief measures, but one of the
programs – Social Security – has become an American institution. Paid for deductions from the
paychecks of working people, Social Security ensures retired persons receive a modest monthly
income and also unemployment insurance, disability insurance, and other assistance to those who need
it. Social Security payment to retired persons can start at age 62, but many wait until 65, when the
payments are slightly higher. Recently, there has been concern that the Social Security fund may not
have enough money to fulfill its obligations in the 21st century, when the number of eldrly Americans
is expected to increase dramatically. Policy makers have proposed various way to make up the
anticipated deficit, but long term solution is still being debated.
In the year when Roosevelt, other American presidents have established assistant programs. These
include Medicaid and Medicare; food stamps, certificates that people can use to purchase food; and
public housing which is used at federal expense and made available to persons on low incomes.
Needy American can also turn to sources other than the government for help. A broad spectrum of
private charities and voluntary organizations is available. Volunteerism is on the rise in the United
States, especially retired persons. It is estimated that almost 50% of Americans over age 18 do
volunteer work, and 70% of U.S households contribute to charity.
41. New immigrants to the U.S can seek help from …..
A. the people who came earlier.
B. the U.S government agencies.
C. only charity organizations
D. volunteer organizations
42. It took welfare programs a long time to gain a foothold in the U.S due to the fast growth of …
43. The word “instituted” in the first paragraph mostly means ………
44. The Social Security program has become possible thanks to ………
A. deductions from wages
B. people’s willingness to work
C. donations from companies
D. enforcement laws
45. Most of public assistance programs ………… after the severe economic crisis.
A. were introduced into institutions
B. did not become institutionalized
C. functioned fruitfully in institutions.
D. did not work in institutions
46. That Social Security payments will be a burden comes from the concern that ………
A. elderly people ask for more money.
B. the program discourages working people
C. the number of elderly people grows
D. younger people do not want to work
47. Low income people can access public housing through …………
A. low rents
B. state spending
D. federal expenditure
48. Americans on low incomes can seek help from …….
A. federal government
B. government agencies
C. state government
D. non-government agencies
49. Public assistance has become more and more popular due to the ………..
A. young people’s volunteerism only
B. volunteer organizations
C. people’s growing in commitment to charity
D. innovations in the tax system
50. The passage mainly discusses ……….
A. public assistance in America
B. immigration into America
C. funding agencies in America
D. ways of fund-raising in America.