Suu Tam 3/2018
KỲ THI THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 - 2017
Môn thi: Tiếng Anh
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is differs from the
other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. included
Question 2: A. medals
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 the primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. suitable
Question 4: A. technical
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of
the following exchanges.
Question 5: Peter: “ Would you mind turning off the radio? I’m studying !”. _ Jack” ________”
A. Yes, I’m studying ,too.
C. No, I wouldn’t be studying
B. Thank you. I’m pleased
D. Not at all. I’ll do it now
Question 6: “What a terrific motorbike you have got, Peter!” - Peter: “ _______________”.
A. Thank you very much. I’m afraid.
B. You are telling a lie
C. Thank you for your compliment
D. I don’t like your sayings
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 7: The coffee was not strong. It didn’t keep us awake.
A. The coffee was very strong, but it couldn’t keep us awake
B. We were kept awake because the coffee was strong.
C. The coffee was not strong enough to keep us awake.
D. The coffee was so hot that it didn’t keep us awake.
Question 8: We arrived at the conference. We realized our reports were still at home.
A. We arrived at the conference and realized that our reports are still at home.
B. It was until we arrived at the conference that we realize our reports were still at home.
C. Not until we arrived at the conference did we realize that our reports were still at home
D. Not until had we arrived at the conference, we realized our reports were still at home.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 9: Globally and internationally, the 1990's stood out as the warmest decade in the history of weather
A. Globally and internationally
D. weather records
Question 10: When precipitation occurs, some of it evaporates, some runs off the surface it strikes, and some
sinking into the ground.
Question 11: A warning printed on a makeshift lifebuoy says: "This is not a life-saving device. Children should
be accompany by their parents."
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 28.
Health Tips for Travelers
Travel is fun and exciting, but not if you get sick. You may think, "Not me. I won't get sick on my
vacation!" However, for many people, that is what happens. You do not want to spend your vacation sick in bed,
of course. If you have heart trouble, you do not want to make it worse. What can you do to stay in good health?
These are the three things to remember when you travel: relax, sleep, and eat well.
A vacation is supposed to be a time for relaxing, but tourists often forget that. There are so many places to
visit: museums, churches, parks, and shops. You want to see as much as possible, of course, and so you spend
most of your days on your feet. This is tiring. Your feet may start to hurt. You may get a headache or a backache.
If this is the way you feel, you should take a rest. Do not ask your body to do too much. A tired body means a
weak body, and a weak body gets sick easily. So sit down for a few hours in a nice spot. In good weather, look for
a quiet park bench or an outdoor cafe. You can learn a lot by watching people while you rest.
Sleep is also important. If you want to stay healthy, you need to get enough sleep. That is not always easy
when you are traveling. You may have a noisy hotel room or an uncomfortable bed. If you do, don't be afraid to
change rooms or even hotels. If you are young, you may have other reasons for not sleeping. In many cities the
nightlife is exciting. You may want to stay out late at right. Then you should plan to sleep during the day. That
extra rest can make a big difference.
Finally, whatever age you are, you must eat well. That means eating the right kinds of foods. Your body
needs fresh fruits and vegetables and some meat, milk, or fish. You also need to be careful about eating new foods.
Try small amounts first to make sure they are okay for you. And of course, stay away from foods that are very rich.
Remember this: If you want to enjoy your vacation, take care of yourself. Give your body some rest. Get
enough sleep and eat good, healthy food.
Question 12: This article is about_________
A. what to eat when you travel
B. how exciting travel is
C. relaxing when you travel
D. how to stay healthy when you travel
Question 13: A vacation is not fun if_______________
A. you don’t want to go
B. you go sightseeing
C. you get sick
D. you are in a new place
Question 14: According to the passage, sightseeing is_______________
A. the best way to relax
C. never any fun
Question 15: The word “This” in paragraph 2 refers to the action of__________
A. spending most of your days on your feet
B. hurting your feet
C. getting a headache or backache
D. visiting places of interest
Question 16: It's a good idea to ________________
A. spend every day in bed
B. take short vacations
C. get some rest every day
D. take lots of medicines
Question 17: You can get sick more easily if you are ______________
C. in a hotel
D. strong and healthy
Question 18: Your body needs sleep to____________
A. enjoy the nightlife
B. change hotels
C. stay strong and healthy
D. learn a lot about a new place
Question 19: When you travel, your body needs ______________
A. new foods
B. fresh fruits and vegetables
C. lots of rich foods
D. more food
Question 20: For good health, you need________________
A. to travel
B. to get enough sleep and good food
C. to enjoy the nightlife
D. to eat new foods
Question 21: It can be inferred from the passage that tourists___________
A. often take good care of themselves when travelling
B. tend to make themselves tired instead of relaxing on their travel
C. tend to walk when they travel
D. often get good sleep when travelling
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 22: I clearly remember talking to him in a chance meeting last summer.
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 23: The government is not prepared to tolerate this situation any longer.
A. look down on
B. put up with
C. take away from
D. give on to
Question 24: The doctor could not determine her illness.
Question 25: When Americans are invited to formal or informal get-togethers they usually try to make others feel
comfortable and relaxed.
D. social reunions
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following
Question 26: By the time I arrived at the station, my friend_______________ .
A. has left
B. has been leaving
D. had left
Question 27: _________ at school yesterday when we were informed that there was no class due to a
sudden power cut.
A. We had arrived hardly
C. Hardly we had arrived
B. We have hardly arrived
D. Hardly had we arrived
Question 28: Most of us ____ hands to make our school clean and green as well as better than it used to be.
Question 29: We saw a lot of people and horses ______________ were going to the market.
Question 30: The football fans climbed over the fence to ____________ paying.
Question 31: The meeting had to be put _______ until a later date.
Question 32: As a millionaire who liked to show off her wealth, Mrs. Smith paid________ we asked.
A. four times much as
B. four time as many as
C. four times as much as
D. four time much than
Question 33: The cook made ........................ that some people were not served
A. too little
B. so little food
C. So few food
D. So much food
Question 34. Mr. Smith is……………person. If he says he will do something, you know that he will do.
Question 35: He went with a group of people, ………………….were correctly equipped for such a climb.
A. few of which
B. few of whom
C. few of them D. which few of them
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 36: If he doesn’t apologize, I will never invite him here again.
A. Unless he apologizes, then I will never invite him here again.
B. Unless he apologizes, otherwise I will never invite him here again.
C. Unless he apologizes, or I will never invite him here again.
D. Unless he apologizes, I will never invite him here again.
Question 37: The writer Kate Millett was forced to stay in a psychiatric hospital by her family.
A. The writer Kate Millett’s family made her stay in a psychiatric hospital.
B. The family of the writer Kate Millett convinced her to remain in a psychiatric hospital.
C. Together with her family, the writer Kate Millett was made to go into a psychiatric hospital.
D. Problems with her family made the writer Kate Millett go to a psychiatric hospital.
Question 38: I regret not going to the airport to say goodbye to her.
A. I wish I had gone to the airport to say goodbye to her.
B. I wish I would go to the airport to say goodbye to her.
C. I wish I went to the airport to say goodbye to her.
D. I wish I would have gone to the airport to say good bye to her.
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.
I am going to a wedding next Saturday. My great friend, Marie, and her fiancé, George, are
getting married. They have known each other (39)_________ five years. but they have only been going
out together a short time. I must say, we were all rather (40) _________ when they announced that they
The wedding will be in the church near Marie's home and (41) _________ there will be a party in
the Church Hall. There will be almost a hundred guests at the party. Besides both their families, all
Marie's friends from college will be at the wedding and Marie and George have also (42) ________ a lot
of people from the office where they both work. The party should be great fun. There will be lots of food and
drink. There is also going to be a band. We all expect that it will go on (43)_______ late in the evening.
Question 39: A. after
Question 40: A. please
Question 41: A. afterwards
Question 42: A. called
Question 43: A. during
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 sentences
The principle of use and disuse states that those parts of organisms' bodies that are used grown larger. Those
parts that are not tend to wither away. It is an observed fact that when you exercise particular muscles, they grow.
Those that are never used. By examining a man's body, we can tell which muscles he uses and which he doesn't.
We may even be able to guess his profession or his reaction. Enthusiasts of the "body- building" cult make use of
the principle of use and disuse to "build" their bodies, almost like a piece of sculpture, into whatever unnatural
shape is demanded by fashion in this peculiar minority culture. Muscles are not the only parts of the body that
respond to use in this kind of way. Walk barefoot and you acquire harder skin on your soles. It is easy to tell a
farmer from a bank teller by looking at their hands alone. The farmer's hands are horny, hardened by long exposure
to rough work. The teller's hands are relatively soft.
The principle of use and disuse enables animals to become better at the job of surviving in their world,
progressively better during their lifetime as a result of living in that world. Humans, through direct exposure to
sunlight, or lack of it, develop a skin color which equips them better to survive in the particular local conditions.
Too much sunlight is dangerous. Enthusiastic sunbathers with very fair skins are susceptible to skin cancer.
Too little sunlight, on the other hand, leads to vitamin-D deficiency and rickets. The brown pigment melanin which
is synthesized under the influence of sunlight, makes a screen to protect the underlying tissues from the harmful
effects of further sunlight. If a suntanned person moves to a less sunny climate, the melanin disappears, and the
body is able to benefit from what little sun there is. This can be represented as an instance of the principle of use
and disuse: skin goes brown when it is "used", and fades to white when it is not.
Question 44. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. How the principles of use and disuse change people's concepts of themselves.
B. The way in which people change themselves to conform to fashion.
C. The changes that occur according to the principle of use and disuse.
D. The effects of the sun on the principle of use and disuse.
Question 45. The word "Those" in line 3 refers to_________.
Question 46. According to the passage, men who body build_________.
A. appear like sculptures
B. change their appearance
C. belong to strange cults
D. are very fashionable
Question 47. The word "horny" in line 9 is closest in meaning to_________.
Question 48. It can be inferred from the passage that the principle of use and disuse enables organisms
A. change their existence
B. automatically benefit
C. survive in any condition
D. improve their lifetime
Question 49. The author suggests that melanin_________.
A. is necessary for the production of vitamin-D
B. is beneficial in sunless climates
C. helps protect fair-skinned people
D. is a synthetic product
Question 50. The word "susceptible" could be best replaced by_________.