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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 787
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 1:A. genuine
B. cathedral
C. satellite
D. tragedy
Question 2:A. prosperou
B. victorious
C. enormous
D. laborious
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 3: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.

A. bother
B. annoy
C. worry
D. interrupt
Question 4: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. breathes easily
B. sneezes often
C. blows his nose a lot
D. behaves legally
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. illusion
B. deception
C. delusion
D. error
Question 6: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. clarify
B. interpret
C. deduce
D. solve
Question 7: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. enlargement
B. expansion
C. increase
D. extension
Question 8: He......some unusual educational beliefs.
A. takes
B. keeps
C. holds
D. carries
Question 9: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. I like tea
B. it has caffeine
C. tea has caffeine too
D. in others it is tea
Question 10: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. kindly
B. well
C. nicely
D. gently


Question 11: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. absent
B. forgetful
C. oblivious
D. mindless
Question 12: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. can prevent
B. can be prevented
C. prevent
D. are preventing
Question 13: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. stand
B. make
C. call
D. go
Question 14: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. statements
B. proposals
C. purposes
D. reasons
Question 15: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. observed
B. noticed
C. watched
D. obeyed
Question 16: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. tampering
B. shuffling
C. fiddling
D. juggling
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 17 to 22.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(17)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(18)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(19)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(20)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(21)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(22)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 17:A. border
B. line
C. verge
D. edge
Question 18:A. utterly
B. exceptionally
C. intensely
D. highly
Question 19:A. set out
B. put through
C. fixed up
D. laid on
Question 20:A. section
B. category
C. department
D. version
Question 21:A. compiled B. accounted
C. joined
D. composed
Question 22:A. persist
B. remain
C. endure
D. stay
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 23: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. not functioning
B. unoccupied
C. non-existent
D. passive
Question 24: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.


A. pay off
B. run into debt
C. overcharge
D. bargain
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 25: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
B. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
C. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
D. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
Question 26: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
B. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
C. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
D. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
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 27: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. opportunity to meet B. as him
C. How often
D. as
Question 28: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.
A. a day
B. to take
C. for
D. The
Question 29: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. or I
B. arrives
C. notify
D. be sure
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 30 to 36.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."
Question 30: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. construction work
B. cities
C. tourism
D. vehicle motors
Question 31: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by synchronizing their singing.
B. by standing on higher perches.
C. by imitating the noise of the cars.
D. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
Question 32: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. their mothers often abandon them.
B. they receive less food.
C. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
D. they can’t sleep at night.
Question 33: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing at a different pitch.
B. they sing for longer periods of time.
C. they fail to sing in unison.
D. they sing louder than usual.
Question 34: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....
A. by producing more offspring.
B. by emitting louder sounds.
C. by keeping away from boats and ships.
D. by communicating less with each other.
Question 35: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. in mating rituals.
B. to keep predators away.


C. to warn similar species of danger.
D. to trap possible prey.
Question 36: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. take toll on
B. do damage to
C. direct attention towards
D. play havoc on
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 37 to 43.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a
statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.
[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 37: The author implies that writers…..
A. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
B. are incompetent in business.
C. are greedy.
D. profit against their will.
Question 38: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?
A. They were prolific poets.
B. They wrote mystical poems.
C. They were not appreciated in their time.
D. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
Question 39: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
B. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
C. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
D. They share their life experiences with society.
Question 40: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
B. literature causes divisions amongst people.
C. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
D. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
Question 41: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
B. He became well-known in the business community.
C. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.
D. He combined literature with business.
Question 42: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. give away
B. invest
C. hand out
D. pass down
Question 43: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?


A. Make the best of a bad situation.
B. Attempt to induce society to change its values.
C. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
D. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 44: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.
B. I often bring my own food on holidays.
C. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
D. I love cyclying holidays.
Question 45: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
B. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
C. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
D. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
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 46:A. meadow
B. create
C. steady
D. peasant
Question 47:A. raid
B. paid
C. said
D. laid
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 48: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
B. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
C. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
D. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
Question 49: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.
B. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
C. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
D. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
Question 50: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
B. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.
C. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
D. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
The End


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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 936
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 1:A. laborious
B. enormous
C. prosperou
D. victorious
Question 2:A. cathedral
B. genuine
C. tragedy
D. satellite
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 3:A. laid
B. raid
C. paid
D. said
Question 4:A. steady
B. peasant
C. create
D. meadow
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 05 to 10.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(5)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(6)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(7)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(8)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(9)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(10)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 5:A. edge
B. line
C. verge
D. border
Question 6:A. exceptionally B. intensely
C. highly
D. utterly
Question 7:A. set out
B. put through
C. laid on
D. fixed up
Question 8:A. section
B. category
C. department
D. version
Question 9:A. composed
B. accounted
C. joined
D. compiled
Question 10:A. stay
B. persist
C. endure
D. remain
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 11: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. passive
B. non-existent
C. unoccupied
D. not functioning
Question 12: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.
A. bargain
B. run into debt
C. overcharge
D. pay off
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 13 to 19.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."


Question 13: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. vehicle motors
B. cities
C. construction work
D. tourism
Question 14: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. to warn similar species of danger.
B. to trap possible prey.
C. in mating rituals.
D. to keep predators away.
Question 15: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....
A. by emitting louder sounds.
B. by communicating less with each other.
C. by keeping away from boats and ships.
D. by producing more offspring.
Question 16: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
B. they can’t sleep at night.
C. they receive less food.
D. their mothers often abandon them.
Question 17: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by imitating the noise of the cars.
B. by standing on higher perches.
C. by synchronizing their singing.
D. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
Question 18: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing for longer periods of time.
B. they sing louder than usual.
C. they fail to sing in unison.
D. they sing at a different pitch.
Question 19: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. do damage to
B. direct attention towards
C. play havoc on
D. take toll on
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 20: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. I often bring my own food on holidays.
B. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
C. I love cyclying holidays.
D. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.
Question 21: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
B. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
C. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
D. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
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 22: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
B. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
C. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
D. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
Question 23: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
B. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
C. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
D. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.
Question 24: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
B. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
C. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
D. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 25: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. I like tea
B. tea has caffeine too
C. in others it is tea
D. it has caffeine
Question 26: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. kindly
B. gently
C. well
D. nicely
Question 27: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. interpret
B. solve
C. clarify
D. deduce
Question 28: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. can be prevented
B. prevent
C. are preventing
D. can prevent
Question 29: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. delusion
B. error
C. deception
D. illusion
Question 30: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. forgetful
B. absent
C. oblivious
D. mindless
Question 31: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. proposals
B. statements
C. purposes
D. reasons
Question 32: He......some unusual educational beliefs.


A. carries
B. takes
C. keeps
D. holds
Question 33: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. go
B. call
C. make
D. stand
Question 34: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. expansion
B. increase
C. extension
D. enlargement
Question 35: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. noticed
B. obeyed
C. observed
D. watched
Question 36: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. juggling
B. fiddling
C. tampering
D. shuffling
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 37 to 43.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a
statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.
[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 37: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?
A. They were not appreciated in their time.
B. They were prolific poets.
C. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
D. They wrote mystical poems.
Question 38: The author implies that writers…..
A. are incompetent in business.
B. are greedy.
C. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
D. profit against their will.
Question 39: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
B. They share their life experiences with society.
C. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
D. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
Question 40: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?
A. Make the best of a bad situation.
B. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
C. Attempt to induce society to change its values.
D. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
Question 41: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.


B. He combined literature with business.
C. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
D. He became well-known in the business community.
Question 42: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. literature causes divisions amongst people.
B. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
C. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
D. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
Question 43: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. pass down
B. invest
C. give away
D. hand out
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 44: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. as him
B. opportunity to meet
C. as
D. How often
Question 45: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. arrives
B. notify
C. or I
D. be sure
Question 46: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.
A. The
B. a day
C. to take
D. for
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 47: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. breathes easily
B. sneezes often
C. behaves legally
D. blows his nose a lot
Question 48: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.
A. worry
B. annoy
C. interrupt
D. bother
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 49: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
B. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
C. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
D. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
Question 50: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
B. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
C. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
D. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
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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 1:A. genuine
B. tragedy
C. cathedral
D. satellite
Question 2:A. victorious
B. laborious
C. prosperou
D. enormous
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 3: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
B. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
C. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
D. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
Question 4: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
B. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
C. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
D. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. nicely
B. well
C. kindly
D. gently
Question 6: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. deduce
B. clarify
C. interpret
D. solve
Question 7: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. tea has caffeine too
B. it has caffeine
C. in others it is tea
D. I like tea
Question 8: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. increase
B. enlargement
C. expansion
D. extension
Question 9: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. observed
B. noticed
C. watched
D. obeyed
Question 10: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. can prevent
B. can be prevented
C. are preventing
D. prevent
Question 11: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. purposes
B. statements
C. proposals
D. reasons
Question 12: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. oblivious
B. mindless
C. absent
D. forgetful
Question 13: He......some unusual educational beliefs.
A. carries
B. keeps
C. takes
D. holds
Question 14: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. go
B. stand
C. make
D. call
Question 15: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. error
B. deception
C. delusion
D. illusion
Question 16: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. tampering
B. fiddling
C. juggling
D. shuffling
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 17: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. blows his nose a lot B. sneezes often
C. breathes easily
D. behaves legally
Question 18: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.
A. interrupt
B. bother
C. annoy
D. worry
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 19: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. non-existent
B. passive
C. not functioning
D. unoccupied
Question 20: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.
A. bargain
B. run into debt
C. overcharge
D. pay off
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 21: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
B. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
C. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.


D. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
Question 22: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
B. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
C. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
D. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
Question 23: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
B. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.
C. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
D. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
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 24: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.
A. The
B. a day
C. for
D. to take
Question 25: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. arrives
B. or I
C. be sure
D. notify
Question 26: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. as him
B. opportunity to meet
C. How often
D. as
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 27 to 33.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."
Question 27: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. construction work
B. cities
C. tourism
D. vehicle motors
Question 28: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
B. by imitating the noise of the cars.
C. by standing on higher perches.
D. by synchronizing their singing.
Question 29: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. take toll on
B. do damage to
C. direct attention towards
D. play havoc on
Question 30: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. to keep predators away.
B. to trap possible prey.
C. to warn similar species of danger.
D. in mating rituals.
Question 31: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
B. their mothers often abandon them.
C. they receive less food.
D. they can’t sleep at night.
Question 32: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing louder than usual.
B. they fail to sing in unison.
C. they sing at a different pitch.
D. they sing for longer periods of time.
Question 33: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....


A. by keeping away from boats and ships.
B. by producing more offspring.
C. by emitting louder sounds.
D. by communicating less with each other.
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 34 to 39.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(34)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(35)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(36)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(37)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(38)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(39)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 34:A. line
B. border
C. edge
D. verge
Question 35:A. utterly
B. highly
C. intensely
D. exceptionally
Question 36:A. fixed up
B. set out
C. put through
D. laid on
Question 37:A. department B. version
C. section
D. category
Question 38:A. composed B. compiled
C. joined
D. accounted
Question 39:A. endure
B. remain
C. persist
D. stay
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 40 to 46.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a
statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.
[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 40: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. literature causes divisions amongst people.
B. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
C. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
D. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
Question 41: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?


A. They wrote mystical poems.
B. They were not appreciated in their time.
C. They were prolific poets.
D. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
Question 42: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. pass down
B. hand out
C. give away
D. invest
Question 43: The author implies that writers…..
A. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
B. are greedy.
C. are incompetent in business.
D. profit against their will.
Question 44: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?
A. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
B. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
C. Make the best of a bad situation.
D. Attempt to induce society to change its values.
Question 45: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
B. They share their life experiences with society.
C. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
D. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
Question 46: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He combined literature with business.
B. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.
C. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
D. He became well-known in the business community.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 47: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. I often bring my own food on holidays.
B. I love cyclying holidays.
C. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
D. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.
Question 48: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
B. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
C. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
D. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
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 49:A. create
B. peasant
C. steady
D. meadow
Question 50:A. said
B. raid
C. paid
D. laid
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MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 212
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 1:A. tragedy
B. genuine
C. cathedral
D. satellite
Question 2:A. enormous
B. victorious
C. prosperou
D. laborious
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 3: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. blows his nose a lot B. behaves legally
C. breathes easily
D. sneezes often
Question 4: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.
A. bother
B. annoy
C. interrupt
D. worry
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 5: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
B. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
C. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.
D. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
Question 6: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
B. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
C. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
D. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
Question 7: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
B. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
C. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
D. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.
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 08 to 14.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."
Question 8: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. cities
B. construction work
C. vehicle motors
D. tourism
Question 9: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....
A. by keeping away from boats and ships.
B. by emitting louder sounds.
C. by communicating less with each other.
D. by producing more offspring.


Question 10: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. do damage to
B. direct attention towards
C. take toll on
D. play havoc on
Question 11: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by standing on higher perches.
B. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
C. by imitating the noise of the cars.
D. by synchronizing their singing.
Question 12: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. in mating rituals.
B. to trap possible prey.
C. to warn similar species of danger.
D. to keep predators away.
Question 13: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing at a different pitch.
B. they sing for longer periods of time.
C. they sing louder than usual.
D. they fail to sing in unison.
Question 14: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. their mothers often abandon them.
B. they receive less food.
C. they can’t sleep at night.
D. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
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 15:A. meadow
B. create
C. peasant
D. steady
Question 16:A. raid
B. laid
C. paid
D. said
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 17: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
B. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
C. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
D. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
Question 18: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.
B. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
C. I often bring my own food on holidays.
D. I love cyclying holidays.
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 19 to 24.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(19)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(20)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(21)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(22)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(23)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(24)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 19:A. edge
B. verge
C. border
D. line
Question 20:A. exceptionally B. utterly
C. highly
D. intensely
Question 21:A. fixed up
B. laid on
C. set out
D. put through
Question 22:A. department B. category
C. version
D. section
Question 23:A. composed B. joined
C. accounted
D. compiled
Question 24:A. stay
B. endure
C. persist
D. remain
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 25: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. not functioning
B. passive
C. unoccupied
D. non-existent
Question 26: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.
A. pay off
B. bargain
C. overcharge
D. run into debt
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 27 to 33.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a


statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.
[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 27: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. They share their life experiences with society.
B. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
C. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
D. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
Question 28: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?
A. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
B. Attempt to induce society to change its values.
C. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
D. Make the best of a bad situation.
Question 29: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
B. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
C. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
D. literature causes divisions amongst people.
Question 30: The author implies that writers…..
A. are greedy.
B. are incompetent in business.
C. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
D. profit against their will.
Question 31: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
B. He became well-known in the business community.
C. He combined literature with business.
D. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.
Question 32: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?
A. They were not appreciated in their time.
B. They wrote mystical poems.
C. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
D. They were prolific poets.
Question 33: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. invest
B. pass down
C. give away
D. hand out
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 34: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.
A. to take
B. a day
C. The
D. for
Question 35: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. be sure
B. arrives
C. or I
D. notify
Question 36: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. How often
B. opportunity to meet
C. as him
D. as
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.


Question 37: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. oblivious
B. mindless
C. absent
D. forgetful
Question 38: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. well
B. nicely
C. kindly
D. gently
Question 39: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. clarify
B. solve
C. interpret
D. deduce
Question 40: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. can prevent
B. are preventing
C. prevent
D. can be prevented
Question 41: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. in others it is tea
B. I like tea
C. it has caffeine
D. tea has caffeine too
Question 42: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. tampering
B. fiddling
C. shuffling
D. juggling
Question 43: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. observed
B. noticed
C. obeyed
D. watched
Question 44: He......some unusual educational beliefs.
A. holds
B. carries
C. takes
D. keeps
Question 45: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. reasons
B. purposes
C. proposals
D. statements
Question 46: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. go
B. call
C. stand
D. make
Question 47: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. extension
B. increase
C. expansion
D. enlargement
Question 48: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. delusion
B. error
C. deception
D. illusion
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 49: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
B. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
C. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
D. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
Question 50: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
B. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
C. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
D. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
The End


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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
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NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 774
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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 1:A. prosperou
B. enormous
C. victorious
D. laborious
Question 2:A. cathedral
B. tragedy
C. satellite
D. genuine
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 3:A. meadow
B. peasant
C. steady
D. create
Question 4:A. said
B. laid
C. raid
D. paid
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 5: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. behaves legally
B. blows his nose a lot
C. breathes easily
D. sneezes often
Question 6: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.
A. bother
B. annoy
C. interrupt
D. worry
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 7: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. can prevent
B. prevent
C. can be prevented
D. are preventing
Question 8: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. watched
B. noticed
C. observed
D. obeyed
Question 9: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. interpret
B. clarify
C. deduce
D. solve
Question 10: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. go
B. call
C. make
D. stand
Question 11: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. gently
B. nicely
C. well
D. kindly
Question 12: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. increase
B. expansion
C. enlargement
D. extension
Question 13: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. tea has caffeine too
B. in others it is tea
C. it has caffeine
D. I like tea
Question 14: He......some unusual educational beliefs.
A. takes
B. carries
C. keeps
D. holds
Question 15: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. absent
B. oblivious
C. forgetful
D. mindless
Question 16: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. shuffling
B. fiddling
C. juggling
D. tampering
Question 17: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. purposes
B. proposals
C. statements
D. reasons
Question 18: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. delusion
B. deception
C. error
D. illusion
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 19 to 24.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(19)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(20)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(21)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(22)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(23)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(24)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 19:A. verge
B. line
C. border
D. edge
Question 20:A. exceptionally B. highly
C. utterly
D. intensely
Question 21:A. set out
B. fixed up
C. put through
D. laid on
Question 22:A. category
B. section
C. department
D. version
Question 23:A. composed B. compiled
C. joined
D. accounted
Question 24:A. endure
B. remain
C. stay
D. persist


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 25 to 31.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a
statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.
[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 25: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. literature causes divisions amongst people.
B. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
C. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
D. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
Question 26: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?
A. They wrote mystical poems.
B. They were not appreciated in their time.
C. They were prolific poets.
D. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
Question 27: The author implies that writers…..
A. are greedy.
B. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
C. profit against their will.
D. are incompetent in business.
Question 28: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. hand out
B. give away
C. invest
D. pass down
Question 29: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He became well-known in the business community.
B. He combined literature with business.
C. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.
D. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
Question 30: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. They share their life experiences with society.
B. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
C. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
D. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
Question 31: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?
A. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
B. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
C. Attempt to induce society to change its values.


D. Make the best of a bad situation.
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 32: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. not functioning
B. non-existent
C. unoccupied
D. passive
Question 33: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.
A. run into debt
B. bargain
C. pay off
D. overcharge
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 34 to 40.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."
Question 34: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing louder than usual.
B. they fail to sing in unison.
C. they sing at a different pitch.
D. they sing for longer periods of time.
Question 35: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. take toll on
B. do damage to
C. direct attention towards
D. play havoc on
Question 36: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by standing on higher perches.
B. by imitating the noise of the cars.
C. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
D. by synchronizing their singing.
Question 37: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. they can’t sleep at night.
B. their mothers often abandon them.
C. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
D. they receive less food.
Question 38: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. to keep predators away.
B. to warn similar species of danger.
C. to trap possible prey.
D. in mating rituals.
Question 39: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....
A. by emitting louder sounds.
B. by keeping away from boats and ships.
C. by communicating less with each other.
D. by producing more offspring.
Question 40: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. cities
B. vehicle motors
C. tourism
D. construction work
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 41: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
B. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
C. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
D. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
Question 42: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. I often bring my own food on holidays.
B. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
C. I love cyclying holidays.
D. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.


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 43: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.
A. to take
B. for
C. a day
D. The
Question 44: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. arrives
B. notify
C. or I
D. be sure
Question 45: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. as
B. opportunity to meet
C. as him
D. How often
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 46: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
B. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
C. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
D. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
Question 47: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
B. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
C. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
D. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
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 48: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
B. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
C. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
D. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
Question 49: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
B. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.
C. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
D. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
Question 50: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.
B. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
C. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
D. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
The End


SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
(Đề gồm có 04 trang)

ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 146
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 1:A. satellite
B. tragedy
C. genuine
D. cathedral
Question 2:A. enormous
B. laborious
C. victorious
D. prosperou
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 3:A. create
B. steady
C. peasant
D. meadow
Question 4:A. paid
B. said
C. raid
D. laid
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 05 to 11.
CAN NOISE POLLUTION AFFECT WILDLIFE?
There's no escaping noise pollution, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere. The roar of the trucks on the highway or the
sound of a plane flying overhead can penetrate the deepest forest; yet it is not only humans that are bothered by the noise.
Bioacoustician Bernie Krause has been studying the effects of noise pollution on wildlife, and has discovered some
interesting behaviour, especially among animals that communicate by vocalization, like humans do. Birds, frogs, and insects
use sound to attract mates, defend territory, and alert their kin to danger, but in noisy places, these animals have to shout over
the din to be heard.
Krause cites a study of nightingales carried out in Berlin in 2002 to illustrate his point. The birds responded to traffic noise
by singing louder and louder until they actually exceeded noise pollution standards in the city. In order to belt out their songs,
they had to increase their lung pressure fivefold, but scientists maintain that this is not dangerous for the birds themselves.
Studies show that sudden loud noises can cause some bird species to leave their nests, exposing the young to predators. One
study also showed that songbirds that nested closer to busy highways produced fewer young than those that nested farther
away. Mammals, too, are affected. A 1992 study showed that nursing caribou respond to plane noise by not producing enough
milk to nourish their young.
Some animals, such as whales and dolphins, are affected by underwater noise. Sonar from ships, motors from boats, and
machine sounds from oil exploration create so much noise underwater that breeding whales need to make more noise to
compensate so they can communicate with their offspring.
In some cases noise pollution can actually help some animals while harming others. Toads and frogs are known to vocalize
in synchrony so that no predator can zero in on them. Krause found that when planes flew overhead and masked the toads'
songs, they lost their synchronicity, and it took them 45 minutes to get it back again. That gave Great Horned Owls and
coyotes plenty of time to locate individual toads by sound.
A hundred years ago noise pollution was mainly an urban problem, but it has spread with the advent of the internal
combustion engine. Krause concludes, "Not only will noise pollution in natural habitats bother wildlife, but it won't help our
lives either."
Question 5: According to the article, the main source of noise pollution is......
A. cities
B. construction work
C. tourism
D. vehicle motors
Question 6: Whales and dolphins deal with underwater noise.....
A. by producing more offspring.
B. by communicating less with each other.
C. by emitting louder sounds.
D. by keeping away from boats and ships.
Question 7: Young caribou suffer from aircraft noise because.....
A. they receive less food.
B. they can’t communicate with their mothers.
C. they can’t sleep at night.
D. their mothers often abandon them.
Question 8: The Berlin nightingales sang louder.....
A. by using their organs to a greater capacity.
B. by imitating the noise of the cars.
C. by standing on higher perches.
D. by synchronizing their singing.
Question 9: The idiom “zero in on”is closest in meaning to.....
A. play havoc on
B. take toll on
C. direct attention towards
D. do damage to
Question 10: Birds, frogs, and insects do not use their voices.....
A. to warn similar species of danger.
B. to keep predators away.
C. to trap possible prey.
D. in mating rituals.
Question 11: Toads and frogs become more vulnerable when.....
A. they sing at a different pitch.
B. they sing for longer periods of time.
C. they fail to sing in unison.
D. they sing louder than usual.
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 12: No sooner had Marion begun her new job than she knew she had made a mistake.
A. Since Marion did not like her new job, she began looking for one more suitable to her.
B. Had Morion not just begun a new job, shr would have gone looking for a better one.
C. As soon as Marion started working, she realized that her decision had not been a good one.


D. Just before Marion look up her new post, she realized that she was not suited for it.
Question 13: I envy Jack, as he seems to accomplish everything so effortlessly.
A. I am envious of Jack since he has accomplished so much.
B. I’m jealous of Jack because he seems to have everything easy.
C. I wish I could get things done as easily as Jack does.
D. Jack makes everything look easy which is not the case for me at all.
Question 14: In spite of feeling confident about her university entrance exams, Jane did very poorly.
A. Jane failed her university entrance exams despite being especially well-prepared.
B. Jane was sure that she would do well when she took her university entrance exams, and indeed her results were quite
good.
C. Jane’s confidence in her ability to pass her university entrance exams was not justified by her results.
D. Jane should have done better than she actually did on her university entrance exams.
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 15: Some of this nuclear waste will remain active for thousands of years.
A. unoccupied
B. non-existent
C. passive
D. not functioning
Question 16: Eventually they paid up, but only after receiving several reminders.
A. run into debt
B. pay off
C. overcharge
D. bargain
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following
exchanges.
Question 17: ~ A: "Has Milly told you what is she going to do at the party?" ~ B: "......................."
A. Yes. She's got a volley ball net in the garden.
B. No. She‘s going to have a trip to Cornwall.
C. Yes. She's going to have a barbecue in the garden.
D. Yes. I think there will be music and some games.
Question 18: ~ A: "What sort of holidays do you enjoy?" ~ B: "......................."
A. I often bring my own food on holidays.
B. I love cyclying holidays.
C. I'd like to make a trip to Kent next summer.
D. Nothing. I just stay here and wait.
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 19 to 25.
MAKING A LIVING
It is my opinion that literature is at the same time and at once the most intimate and the most articulate of all the art forms. It
is impossible for it to impart its effect through the senses or the nerves as can other forms of art; it is beautiful only through
the intelligence of both the reader and writer; it is the mind speaking to the mind; until it has been put into absolute terms, of
an invariable significance, it does not exist at all. It is able to awaken one emotion in one person and a totally different
emotion in another; if it fails to convey precisely the meaning of the author, if it isn't an expression of him or her, it says
nothing, and thus it is nothing. So that when a poet has put their heart and soul, more or less, into a poem, and has sold it to a
magazine, the scandal is far greater than when a painter has sold a picture to a paying patron, or a sculptor has modelled a
statue to order, or a photographer has produced a landscape photograph for a popular magazine. These are artists less
articulate and less intimate than the scribe; they are more removed from the work they produce; they are often less personally
involved in their work; they part with less of themselves.
That Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson sold their poems and essays - works in which they had couched the most mystical
messages their genius was charged to bequeath to mankind - does not, however, diminish the virtuosity of their
achievements. They submitted to the conditions from which no one can escape, which are nonetheless the conditions of
hucksters because they are generally imposed upon poets and writers. If it will serve to make my meaning clearer, we will
suppose that a poet has been crossed in love, or has suffered some bad fortune or some real sorrow, like the loss of a wife or
child. He pours out his broken heart in verse that shall bring tears of scared sympathy from his readers, and an editor pays him
a hundred pounds for the right of bringing his verse to their notice and for allowing them to print it in their publications. It is
perfectly true that the real reason that the poem was written was not for the monetary benefit, but it is also perfectly true that
it was sold for it. The poet is forced into using his emotions to pay his bills; he has no other means of making a living; society
does not propose to pay his bills for him, after all, so what choice does he really have? Yet, at the end of the day, the
unsophisticated witness finds the transaction ridiculous, repulsive, and, to a great extent, exploitative. But deep down they are
perfectly aware that if our huckster civilisation did not at every moment violate the relationships we undertake in the world,
the poet's song wouldn't have been given to it, and the scribe wouldn't have been extolled by the whole of humanity, as any
human should be who does the duty that every human owes it.
The instinctive sense of the dishonour which money brings to art is so strong that sometimes men and women of letters able
to pay their bills, to pay their way through other means, refuse money for their work, as Lord Byron did, from a noble
conscience. But Byron's publisher profited from a generosity which did not reach his readers; and the Countess Tolstoy
collects the copyright royalties which her husband forgoes; so that these two instances of protest against business in literature
may hardly be said to have shaken the world of commerce in literature to the core of its money basis. I know of no others but
there may be many that exist of whom I am culpably ignorant. Still, I would very much doubt if there are enough to affect the
fact that literature has become business as well as art. At present, business is the only human solidarity; we are all bound
together with that chain, whatever the interests, tastes and principles that otherwise separate us.


[Source: CPE PRACTICE TESTS, Andrew Betsis, Global ELT, 2011]

Question 19: What does the author say about creators accepting payment for their works of literature?
A. The works of art can be justified in terms of society's wants and desires.
B. They are part of the degeneration of the human condition.
C. They are writing and painting solely for monetary gain.
D. They share their life experiences with society.
Question 20: The writer of the article seems to suggest that…..
A. writing literature is a good way to get rich quickly.
B. the integrity of works of literature is not greatly undermined by their commercialism.
C. literature causes divisions amongst people.
D. literature is appreciated by businessmen and professionals generally.
Question 21: What does the author propose that writers and artists should do?
A. Withhold their work until they gain recognition.
B. Produce purely commercial, rather than original work.
C. Make the best of a bad situation.
D. Attempt to induce society to change its values.
Question 22: The author implies that writers…..
A. profit against their will.
B. are not sufficiently paid for their work.
C. are incompetent in business.
D. are greedy.
Question 23: What does the author lament about Tennyson, Longfellow and Emerson?
A. They were not appreciated in their time.
B. They were prolific poets.
C. They wrote mystical poems.
D. They had to sell their poetry and essays.
Question 24: The word “bequeath” is closest in meaning to….
A. hand out
B. pass down
C. give away
D. invest
Question 25: According to the author what did Lord Byron do?
A. He copyrighted his work to help his wife.
B. He didn't financially gain from his literary pursuits.
C. He became well-known in the business community.
D. He combined literature with business.
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 26: The police disturbed a gang of men who were breaking into a chemist’s in Lyford.
A. worry
B. interrupt
C. annoy
D. bother
Question 27: The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean.
A. blows his nose a lot B. breathes easily
C. behaves legally
D. sneezes often
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 28: In some nations coffee is the favorite beverage, while.......
A. it has caffeine
B. in others it is tea
C. I like tea
D. tea has caffeine too
Question 29: I don't take.......to being disobeyed. That's a warning!
A. kindly
B. well
C. gently
D. nicely
Question 30: I like that photo very much. Could you make an.......for me?
A. increase
B. extension
C. enlargement
D. expansion
Question 31: I'm becoming increasingly...... . Last week I locked myself out of the house twice.
A. forgetful
B. absent
C. oblivious
D. mindless
Question 32: I thought I saw water in the distance but it must have been an optical.......
A. error
B. illusion
C. deception
D. delusion
Question 33: I've tried.......with the knobs on the television but I can't get the picture back.
A. shuffling
B. fiddling
C. tampering
D. juggling
Question 34: How do you.......these latest instructions? I can't make any sense of them at all.
A. interpret
B. deduce
C. clarify
D. solve
Question 35: Today, many serious childhood diseases.......by early immunization.
A. prevent
B. can prevent
C. can be prevented
D. are preventing
Question 36: To all intents and....., the matter has been settled.
A. reasons
B. proposals
C. statements
D. purposes
Question 37: He......some unusual educational beliefs.
A. holds
B. keeps
C. carries
D. takes
Question 38: As darkness fell, there was nothing for it but to.......for the nearest village.
A. call
B. go
C. make
D. stand
Question 39: She.......her daughter's boyfriend up and down, and then asked him in.
A. observed
B. obeyed
C. watched
D. noticed
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 40: The doctor had Mrs. Peterson to take ten pills a day for her heart.


A. for
B. a day
C. to take
D. The
Question 41: How often do you have the opportunity to meet a man as intelligent as him.
A. How often
B. opportunity to meet
C. as
D. as him
Question 42: Please be sure to notify my brother or I when the package arrives.
A. or I
B. be sure
C. arrives
D. notify
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 43: Dinner was not ready when Dad came home from work. Mum had been singing on karaoke.
A. As soon as Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready even Mum had been singing on karaoke.
B. While Mum had been singing on karaoke, Dad came home from work and dinner was not ready.
C. When Dad came home from work, dinner was not ready because Mum had been singing on karaoke.
D. Dad came home from work and did not prepare dinner because Mum was singing on karaoke.
Question 44: They have been in love for three years. They’ve decided to separate lately.
A. They’ve decided to separate lately after they have been in love for three years.
B. In order to separate from each other, they‘ve decided to be in love for three years.
C. They have been in love for three years, but they’ve decided to separate lately.
D. They have been in love for three years; as a result, they’ve decided to separate lately.
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 45 to 50.
FINDING NEW SPECIES
A group of scientists recently conducted a biodiversity survey of a tropical forest in Suriname, Latin America. One day, a
local guide caught a large catfish, and was on the ...(45)... of cutting it up for cooking when two of the scientists intervened.
They had noticed that the creature had ...(46)... long spines, probably to protect it from predators. It turned out to be an
undiscovered species. Unlike any catfish in reference books, the as yet unnamed fish was one of 46 candidates for new
species status that the scientists found during their visit.
In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus ...(47)... rules for classifying species, the most basic biological ...(48)...; since
then, scientists have catalogued more than 1.7 million species, but it is thought that there may be as many as 8.7 million on
earth. Figures for different groups of animals have been ...(49)... and most mammal, birds and reptiles are believed to have
been discovered. Fish, shellfish and spiders, however, are a different story, and literally millions of species of insects ...(50)...
for future generations to discover.
Question 45:A. border
B. edge
C. verge
D. line
Question 46:A. highly
B. intensely
C. utterly
D. exceptionally
Question 47:A. put through B. fixed up
C. set out
D. laid on
Question 48:A. category
B. section
C. department
D. version
Question 49:A. compiled B. joined
C. composed
D. accounted
Question 50:A. remain
B. persist
C. stay
D. endure
The End



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