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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 875
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 whose underlined part differs from the other
three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1:A. couth
B. south
C. pout
D. mouth
Question 2:A. foot
B. booth
C. loot
D. coop
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 3: ~ A: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."

A. How about a game before the next class?
B. How is your project going, Tom?
C. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
D. Do you think we should cut these classes?
Question 4: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
B. Doing? Really well.
C. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
D. Very tired after the exam.
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: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. reduced
B. brought down
C. diminished
D. belittled
Question 6: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. grateful
B. considerate
C. appreciative
D. sympathetic
Question 7: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. which you are greeting B. who are greeting
C. you are greeting
D. greeting for you
Question 8: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?
A. intolerant
B. narrow-minded
C. impatient
D. petty
Question 9: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. may have a person who
B. and a person may have
C. may have a person
D. a person may have
Question 10: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. which
B. it
C. both
D. and
Question 11: He was charged with......driving.


A. reckless
B. limitless
C. ruthless
D. heedless
Question 12: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. baffles
B. detects
C. confides
D. strives
Question 13: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. the unparalleled
B. were unparalleled
C. unparalleled
D. are unparalleled
Question 14: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. a
B. at
C. none
D. then
Question 15: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. spins
B. were spinning
C. will spin
D. would be spinning
Question 16: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. sound waves
B. than sound waves do
C. than sound waves are
D. do sound waves
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.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(17)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(18).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often
unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(19)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(20)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(21)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(22)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 17:A. sent
B. drove
C. set
D. put
Question 18:A. musician B. writer
C. singer
D. composer
Question 19:A. take
B. fall
C. pull
D. go


Question 20:A. shook
B. waved
C. wrote
D. conducted
Question 21:A. promised B. requested
C. demanded
D. offered
Question 22:A. kill
B. perform
C. play
D. earn
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: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. out of mood
B. up-to-date
C. fashionable
D. out of tune
Question 24: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. let me down
B. sticked up for me
C. swapped the horse
D. left me in the lurch
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 25: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
B. I don’t know what a caricature is.
C. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
D. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
Question 26: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
B. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
C. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
D. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
Question 27: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
B. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
C. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
D. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
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 28: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. unwilling to spend money
B. saving
C. sparingD. economical
Question 29: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. cut thread
B. stop being friendly
C. tell your secret
D. starve you
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 30:A. remember B. appointment
C. hygiene
D. neglect
Question 31:A. Pacific
B. paradise
C. parade
D. pedantic
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 32 to 39.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’
‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’
‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully


so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.
Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 32: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
B. Other people have already said they will do it.
C. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
D. The job will take more than two people.
Question 33: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. offered to make one for her.
B. explained why it was impossible.
C. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
D. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
Question 34: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. how the things from the house had been packed
B. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared
C. the empty spaces where things had once been
D. how sad her bedroom looked
Question 35: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
B. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
C. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
D. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
Question 36: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. disappointed.
B. annoyed.
C. stressed.
D. amused.
Question 37: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She regrets having refused to do it before.
B. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
C. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
D. She feels her mother needs her support.
Question 38: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. replacing something.
B. collecting something.
C. filling something.
D. checking something.
Question 39: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
B. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.
C. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
D. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
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: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. appreciated for
B. became
C. when
D. object
Question 41: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have
been contacted within the near 50 years.
A. continuing
B. near
C. progress
D. within
Question 42: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. to
B. paintings
C. can
D. collection
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: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
B. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
C. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
D. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
Question 44: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.


A. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
B. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
C. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
D. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
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 45 to 50.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY
It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 45: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. impatient
B. keen
C. nervous
D. sick
Question 46: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
B. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
C. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
D. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
Question 47: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. It had no seats.
B. The inside was painted white.
C. It had no windows.
D. The outside was misleading.
Question 48: Why was this text written?
A. To encourage young people to take up science.
B. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
C. To report on a new scientific technique.
D. To show scientists what young people can do.
Question 49: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?
A. the opportunity
B. the trip
C. the exhilaration
D. the plane
Question 50: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
B. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.
C. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.
D. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
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 382
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. paradise
B. pedantic
C. Pacific
D. parade
Question 2:A. remember B. appointment
C. neglect
D. hygiene
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. loot
B. booth
C. foot
D. coop
Question 4:A. south
B. mouth
C. pout
D. couth
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: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. reduced
B. diminished
C. belittled
D. brought down
Question 6: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. a person may have
B. and a person may have
C. may have a person
D. may have a person who
Question 7: He was charged with......driving.
A. limitless
B. reckless
C. heedless
D. ruthless
Question 8: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. unparalleled
B. the unparalleled
C. were unparalleled
D. are unparalleled
Question 9: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. sympathetic
B. grateful
C. considerate
D. appreciative
Question 10: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. both
B. it
C. and
D. which
Question 11: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?
A. impatient
B. petty
C. intolerant
D. narrow-minded
Question 12: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. none
B. a
C. at
D. then
Question 13: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. were spinning
B. will spin
C. spins
D. would be spinning
Question 14: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. than sound waves do B. than sound waves are
C. sound waves
D. do sound waves
Question 15: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. which you are greeting B. you are greeting
C. greeting for you
D. who are greeting
Question 16: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. baffles
B. confides
C. strives
D. detects
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 17: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
B. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
C. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
D. I don’t know what a caricature is.
Question 18: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
B. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
C. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
D. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
Question 19: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
B. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
C. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
D. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
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 20: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. swapped the horse
B. let me down
C. left me in the lurch
D. sticked up for me
Question 21: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. out of tune
B. up-to-date
C. out of mood
D. fashionable
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 22 to 27.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY


It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 22: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. impatient
B. keen
C. sick
D. nervous
Question 23: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
B. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
C. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
D. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
Question 24: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?
A. the trip
B. the exhilaration
C. the opportunity
D. the plane
Question 25: Why was this text written?
A. To report on a new scientific technique.
B. To show scientists what young people can do.
C. To encourage young people to take up science.
D. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
Question 26: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. The outside was misleading.
B. It had no windows.
C. The inside was painted white.
D. It had no seats.
Question 27: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
B. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.
C. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
D. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.
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 28 to 33.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(28)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(29).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often
unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(30)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(31)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(32)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(33)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 28:A. drove
B. sent
C. set
D. put


Question 29:A. musician B. writer
C. singer
D. composer
Question 30:A. pull
B. take
C. go
D. fall
Question 31:A. waved
B. shook
C. wrote
D. conducted
Question 32:A. promised B. offered
C. requested
D. demanded
Question 33:A. earn
B. perform
C. kill
D. play
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 34: ~ A: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."
A. How is your project going, Tom?
B. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
C. How about a game before the next class?
D. Do you think we should cut these classes?
Question 35: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. Very tired after the exam.
B. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
C. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
D. Doing? Really well.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to
each of the questions from 36 to 43.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’
‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’
‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully
so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.
Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 36: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. The job will take more than two people.
B. Other people have already said they will do it.
C. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
D. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
Question 37: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.


B. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
C. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
D. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
Question 38: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
B. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
C. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
D. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
Question 39: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. filling something.
B. collecting something.
C. checking something.
D. replacing something.
Question 40: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. how the things from the house had been packed
B. the empty spaces where things had once been
C. how sad her bedroom looked
D. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared
Question 41: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. annoyed.
B. disappointed.
C. stressed.
D. amused.
Question 42: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
B. She feels her mother needs her support.
C. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
D. She regrets having refused to do it before.
Question 43: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. explained why it was impossible.
B. offered to make one for her.
C. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
D. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
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 44: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.
A. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
B. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
C. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
D. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
Question 45: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
B. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
C. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
D. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
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 46: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. economical
B. saving
C. sparing
D. unwilling to spend money
Question 47: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. cut thread
B. tell your secret
C. starve you
D. stop being friendly
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 48: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have
been contacted within the near 50 years.
A. near
B. continuing
C. progress
D. within
Question 49: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. to
B. collection
C. can
D. paintings
Question 50: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. when
B. became
C. appreciated for
D. object
The End


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MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 783
Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề
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 01 to 06.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY
It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 1: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
B. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
C. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
D. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
Question 2: Why was this text written?
A. To report on a new scientific technique.
B. To encourage young people to take up science.
C. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
D. To show scientists what young people can do.
Question 3: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. nervous
B. impatient
C. keen
D. sick
Question 4: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
B. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
C. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.
D. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.
Question 5: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. It had no seats.
B. The outside was misleading.
C. The inside was painted white.
D. It had no windows.
Question 6: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?
A. the trip
B. the exhilaration
C. the opportunity
D. the plane
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 7: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. collection
B. paintings
C. to
D. can
Question 8: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have been
contacted within the near 50 years.
A. continuing
B. progress
C. within
D. near
Question 9: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. object
B. became
C. when
D. appreciated for


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 10:A. pout
B. mouth
C. south
D. couth
Question 11:A. loot
B. foot
C. coop
D. booth
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 12:A. paradise
B. Pacific
C. parade
D. pedantic
Question 13:A. neglect
B. hygiene
C. remember
D. appointment
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 14: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. out of mood
B. out of tune
C. up-to-date
D. fashionable
Question 15: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. left me in the lurch
B. sticked up for me
C. let me down
D. swapped the horse
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 16: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. sparing
B. saving
C. economical
D. unwilling to spend money
Question 17: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. cut thread
B. tell your secret
C. starve you
D. stop being friendly
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 18 to 23.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(18)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(19).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often
unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(20)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(21)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(22)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(23)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 18:A. set
B. drove
C. sent
D. put
Question 19:A. writer
B. composer
C. musician
D. singer
Question 20:A. go
B. take
C. pull
D. fall
Question 21:A. wrote
B. shook
C. waved
D. conducted
Question 22:A. demanded B. requested
C. offered
D. promised
Question 23:A. kill
B. perform
C. earn
D. play
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 24 to 31.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’


‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’
‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully
so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.
Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 24: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
B. The job will take more than two people.
C. Other people have already said they will do it.
D. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
Question 25: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She feels her mother needs her support.
B. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
C. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
D. She regrets having refused to do it before.
Question 26: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. collecting something.
B. filling something.
C. checking something.
D. replacing something.
Question 27: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
B. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
C. offered to make one for her.
D. explained why it was impossible.
Question 28: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. the empty spaces where things had once been
B. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared
C. how sad her bedroom looked
D. how the things from the house had been packed
Question 29: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
B. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.
C. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
D. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
Question 30: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. amused.
B. disappointed.
C. annoyed.
D. stressed.
Question 31: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
B. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
C. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
D. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
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 32: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
B. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
C. Doing? Really well.
D. Very tired after the exam.
Question 33: ~ A: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."
A. How is your project going, Tom?
B. How about a game before the next class?
C. Do you think we should cut these classes?
D. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 34: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.


A. than sound waves are B. do sound waves
C. than sound waves do
D. sound waves
Question 35: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. appreciative
B. grateful
C. sympathetic
D. considerate
Question 36: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. the unparalleled
B. unparalleled
C. were unparalleled
D. are unparalleled
Question 37: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. at
B. a
C. none
D. then
Question 38: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. strives
B. detects
C. baffles
D. confides
Question 39: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. may have a person who
B. and a person may have
C. may have a person
D. a person may have
Question 40: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?
A. intolerant
B. narrow-minded
C. petty
D. impatient
Question 41: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. brought down
B. reduced
C. diminished
D. belittled
Question 42: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. which
B. and
C. it
D. both
Question 43: He was charged with......driving.
A. ruthless
B. limitless
C. reckless
D. heedless
Question 44: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. spins
B. will spin
C. were spinning
D. would be spinning
Question 45: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. who are greeting
B. greeting for you
C. you are greeting
D. which you are greeting
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 46: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
B. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
C. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
D. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
Question 47: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
B. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
C. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
D. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
Question 48: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
B. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
C. I don’t know what a caricature is.
D. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
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: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.
A. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
B. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
C. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
D. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
Question 50: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
B. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
C. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
D. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
The End


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ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG
NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 446
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 sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.
Question 1: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
B. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
C. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
D. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
Question 2: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
B. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
C. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
D. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
Question 3: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
B. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
C. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
D. I don’t know what a caricature is.
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 4:A. pout
B. couth
C. south
D. mouth
Question 5:A. loot
B. foot
C. booth
D. coop
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 6: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. Doing? Really well.
B. Very tired after the exam.
C. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
D. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
Question 7: ~ A: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."
A. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
B. How is your project going, Tom?
C. How about a game before the next class?
D. Do you think we should cut these classes?
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 8: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. out of tune
B. fashionable
C. up-to-date
D. out of mood
Question 9: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. swapped the horse
B. let me down
C. left me in the lurch
D. sticked up for me
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 10: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. none
B. at
C. then
D. a
Question 11: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. appreciative
B. considerate
C. sympathetic
D. grateful
Question 12: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. which
B. and
C. it
D. both
Question 13: He was charged with......driving.
A. reckless
B. limitless
C. ruthless
D. heedless
Question 14: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. than sound waves do B. do sound waves
C. than sound waves are
D. sound waves
Question 15: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. detects
B. strives
C. baffles
D. confides
Question 16: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. diminished
B. reduced
C. belittled
D. brought down
Question 17: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. were spinning
B. spins
C. will spin
D. would be spinning
Question 18: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. unparalleled
B. were unparalleled
C. the unparalleled
D. are unparalleled
Question 19: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. may have a person who
B. and a person may have
C. a person may have
D. may have a person
Question 20: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. who are greeting
B. which you are greeting
C. you are greeting
D. greeting for you
Question 21: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?


A. impatient
B. intolerant
C. narrow-minded
D. petty
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. saving
B. economical
C. sparing
D. unwilling to spend money
Question 23: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. tell your secret
B. starve you
C. stop being friendly
D. cut thread
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 24 to 31.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’
‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’
‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully
so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.
Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 24: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She regrets having refused to do it before.
B. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
C. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
D. She feels her mother needs her support.
Question 25: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. Other people have already said they will do it.
B. The job will take more than two people.
C. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
D. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
Question 26: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. collecting something.
B. replacing something.
C. filling something.
D. checking something.


Question 27: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.
B. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
C. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
D. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
Question 28: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
B. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
C. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
D. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
Question 29: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. disappointed.
B. annoyed.
C. amused.
D. stressed.
Question 30: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. the empty spaces where things had once been
B. how the things from the house had been packed
C. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared D. how sad her bedroom looked
Question 31: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. explained why it was impossible.
B. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
C. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
D. offered to make one for her.
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 31 to 37.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY
It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 32: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. The outside was misleading.
B. It had no seats.
C. It had no windows.
D. The inside was painted white.
Question 33: Why was this text written?
A. To encourage young people to take up science.
B. To show scientists what young people can do.
C. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
D. To report on a new scientific technique.
Question 34: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
B. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
C. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
D. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
Question 35: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. keen
B. impatient
C. sick
D. nervous
Question 36: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?
A. the exhilaration
B. the plane
C. the opportunity
D. the trip
Question 37: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
B. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.
C. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.


D. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
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 38 to 43.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(38)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(39).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often
unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(40)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(41)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(42)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(43)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 38:A. sent
B. set
C. drove
D. put
Question 39:A. composer B. singer
C. writer
D. musician
Question 40:A. pull
B. fall
C. take
D. go
Question 41:A. conducted B. wrote
C. shook
D. waved
Question 42:A. demanded B. promised
C. offered
D. requested
Question 43:A. earn
B. perform
C. kill
D. play
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: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. appreciated for
B. became
C. when
D. object
Question 45: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. to
B. can
C. paintings
D. collection
Question 46: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have
been contacted within the near 50 years.
A. within
B. near
C. continuing
D. progress
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 47:A. paradise
B. parade
C. pedantic
D. Pacific
Question 48:A. hygiene
B. appointment
C. remember
D. neglect
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: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
B. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
C. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
D. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
Question 50: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.
A. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
B. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
C. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
D. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
The End


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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. remember B. appointment
C. hygiene
D. neglect
Question 2:A. Pacific
B. pedantic
C. parade
D. paradise
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. loot
B. coop
C. booth
D. foot
Question 4:A. mouth
B. pout
C. couth
D. south
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 5: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. out of tune
B. up-to-date
C. fashionable
D. out of mood
Question 6: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. let me down
B. left me in the lurch
C. sticked up for me
D. swapped the horse
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: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. are unparalleled
B. the unparalleled
C. were unparalleled
D. unparalleled
Question 8: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. then
B. a
C. none
D. at
Question 9: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. confides
B. strives
C. baffles
D. detects
Question 10: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. than sound waves are B. than sound waves do
C. sound waves
D. do sound waves
Question 11: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. may have a person who
B. may have a person
C. a person may have
D. and a person may have
Question 12: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. belittled
B. reduced
C. diminished
D. brought down
Question 13: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. and
B. both
C. it
D. which
Question 14: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. considerate
B. sympathetic
C. grateful
D. appreciative
Question 15: He was charged with......driving.
A. ruthless
B. heedless
C. limitless
D. reckless
Question 16: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. will spin
B. spins
C. were spinning
D. would be spinning
Question 17: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. you are greeting
B. which you are greeting
C. greeting for you
D. who are greeting
Question 18: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?
A. narrow-minded
B. impatient
C. petty
D. intolerant
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 19: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
B. I don’t know what a caricature is.
C. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
D. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
Question 20: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
B. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
C. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
D. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
Question 21: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
B. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
C. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
D. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
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 22 to 27.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY


Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(22)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(23).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often
unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(24)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(25)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(26)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(27)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 22:A. drove
B. set
C. put
D. sent
Question 23:A. singer
B. musician
C. composer
D. writer
Question 24:A. pull
B. take
C. fall
D. go
Question 25:A. shook
B. conducted
C. wrote
D. waved
Question 26:A. offered
B. demanded
C. requested
D. promised
Question 27:A. play
B. kill
C. perform
D. earn
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 28 to 35.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’
‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’
‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully
so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.


Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 28: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. offered to make one for her.
B. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
C. explained why it was impossible.
D. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
Question 29: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
B. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
C. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
D. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
Question 30: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. the empty spaces where things had once been
B. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared
C. how the things from the house had been packed
D. how sad her bedroom looked
Question 31: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. filling something.
B. checking something.
C. collecting something.
D. replacing something.
Question 32: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. amused.
B. annoyed.
C. stressed.
D. disappointed.
Question 33: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
B. She feels her mother needs her support.
C. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
D. She regrets having refused to do it before.
Question 34: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
B. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.
C. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
D. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
Question 35: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. The job will take more than two people.
B. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
C. Other people have already said they will do it.
D. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to
each of the questions from 36 to 41.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY
It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 36: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?
A. the trip
B. the exhilaration

C. the opportunity

Question 37: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
B. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
C. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.

D. the plane


D. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.
Question 38: Why was this text written?
A. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
B. To show scientists what young people can do.
C. To report on a new scientific technique.
D. To encourage young people to take up science.
Question 39: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
B. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
C. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
D. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
Question 40: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. keen
B. nervous
C. impatient
D. sick
Question 41: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. The outside was misleading.
B. The inside was painted white.
C. It had no seats.
D. It had no windows.
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 42: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. sparing
B. economical
C. unwilling to spend money D. saving
Question 43: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. stop being friendly
B. cut thread
C. tell your secret
D. starve you
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: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. became
B. object
C. when
D. appreciated for
Question 45: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have
been contacted within the near 50 years.
A. progress
B. continuing
C. within
D. near
Question 46: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. can
B. paintings
C. collection
D. to
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: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."
A. How about a game before the next class?
B. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
C. Do you think we should cut these classes?
D. How is your project going, Tom?
Question 48: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. Very tired after the exam.
B. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
C. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
D. Doing? Really well.
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: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
B. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
C. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
D. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
Question 50: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.
A. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
B. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
C. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
D. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
The End


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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
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NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018
MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ MÃ ĐỀ 524
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. neglect
B. hygiene
C. appointment
D. remember
Question 2:A. Pacific
B. pedantic
C. parade
D. paradise
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 3: Despite his promise, he has sold me down the river.
A. swapped the horse
B. let me down
C. left me in the lurch
D. sticked up for me
Question 4: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.
A. fashionable
B. out of tune
C. out of mood
D. up-to-date
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: Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster......, so we see the
lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. do sound waves
B. than sound waves do
C. than sound waves are
D. sound waves
Question 6: Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence among Black American writers of his era.
A. the unparalleled
B. are unparalleled
C. unparalleled
D. were unparalleled
Question 7: Dairy farming is......leading agricultural activity in the United States.
A. at
B. then
C. a
D. none
Question 8: He sets himself high standards and......for excellence.
A. baffles
B. strives
C. detects
D. confides
Question 9: It’s very......of you to offer me your seat, but really I’m quite happy to stand.
A. grateful
B. appreciative
C. considerate
D. sympathetic
Question 10: The secretary was......to tears by the manager’s behaviour.
A. belittled
B. reduced
C. brought down
D. diminished
Question 11: The medicine made me feel dizzy. I felt as though the room......around and around.
A. would be spinning
B. spins
C. will spin
D. were spinning
Question 12: Don’t you think you’re being rather.....arguing about such a small sum of money?
A. impatient
B. narrow-minded
C. petty
D. intolerant
Question 13: In bacteria and in other organisms, ......is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information.
A. it
B. both
C. which
D. and
Question 14: Civil Rights are the freedoms and rights......as a member of a community, state, or nation.
A. may have a person who
B. may have a person
C. a person may have
D. and a person may have
Question 15: He was charged with......driving.
A. limitless
B. ruthless
C. reckless
D. heedless
Question 16: It is polite to use the last name of the person......
A. you are greeting
B. which you are greeting
C. who are greeting
D. greeting for you
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 17: I’d rather stay home than go out with her.
A. I’d prefer to stay home to going out with her.
B. I’d better stay home more than go out with her.
C. I don’t want to go out with her so I choose to stay home.
D. I decide to stay home instead going out with him.
Question 18: I don't have the faintest idea what a caricature is.
A. I am not acquainted with a caricature.
B. I don’t know the idea of caricature.
C. I don’t know what a caricature is.
D. I have no idea of the faintest caricature.
Question 19: People who swim here do so at their own risk.
A. People swim here because they want to be at risk.
B. Swimming here is so risky that it is forbidden.
C. People may swim here if they want to risk their life.
D. People should be aware that it is dangerous to swim here.
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 20 to 25.
PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Russia. His family was rich and ...(20)... him to special schools. Tchaikovsky
went to a university and studied law. But at the age of 23, he decided to give his life to music. He studied music in Saint
Petersburg. When he was 26, he wrote his first symphony. Tchaikovsky became a famous and successful ...(21).... But he did
not live a happy or exciting life. He was very shy and lived alone. Every day he stayed home and wrote music. He was often


unhappy. He was afraid of many things. He was afraid to die. He was also afraid his head would ...(22)... off his
shoulders.This was a problem when he conducted music. So he sometimes held his head with his left hand and ...(23)... with
his right hand.
In 1876, Tchaikovsky received a letter from a mysterious rich widow. Her name was Madame von Meek. She said she loved
his music and ...(24)... to send him money every year.There was one condition.They must never meet.Tchaikovsky
agreed.They wrote to each other for 14 years. Then Madame von Meek suddenly stopped writing. Tchaikovsky was very hurt.
When he died three years later, he said her name. Tchaikovsky died after he drank contaminated water. He was 53. Some
people say he drank it by accident. Others say he drank the water to ...(25)... himself. Today we remember Tchaikovsky for his
wonderful symphonies and ballets. To this day, Swan Lake The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are three of the world’s
most popular ballets.
Question 20:A. drove
B. sent
C. put
D. set
Question 21:A. writer
B. composer
C. singer
D. musician
Question 22:A. fall
B. pull
C. take
D. go
Question 23:A. wrote
B. shook
C. waved
D. conducted
Question 24:A. offered
B. promised
C. demanded
D. requested
Question 25:A. play
B. earn
C. perform
D. kill
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 26: ~ A: "What have you been doing recently?" ~ B: "..............."
A. Very tired after the exam.
B. I’m helping Mum with the washing.
C. Doing? Really well. D. Mostly studying and reading for the exams.
Question 27: ~ A: "................" ~ B: "In vain. I shouldn’t have wasted my time."
A. Is it wise to practise playing computer games?
B. How is your project going, Tom?
C. How about a game before the next class?
D. Do you think we should cut these classes?
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 28:A. booth
B. foot
C. coop
D. loot
Question 29:A. pout
B. mouth
C. south
D. couth
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 35.
SCIENCE FLYING IN THE FACE OF GRAVITY
It looked just like another aircraft from the outside. The pilot told his young passengers that it was built in 1964, a Boeing
KC-135 refuelling tanker, based on the 707. But appearances were deceptive, and the 13 students from Europe and the USA
who boarded the aircraft were in for the flight of their lives.
Inside, the area that normally had seats had become a long white tunnel. Heavily padded from floor to ceiling, it looked a bit
like a lunatic asylum. There were almost no windows, but lights along the padded walls eerily illuminated it. Most of the seats
had been taken out, apart from a few at the back, where the young scientists quickly took their places with a look of
apprehension.
For 12 months, science students from across the continents had competed to win a place on the flight at the invitation of the
European Space Agency. The challenge had been to suggest imaginative experiments to be conducted in weighfless
conditions.
For the next two hours the Boeing's flight resembled that of an enormous bird which had lost its reason, shooting upwards
The aircraft took off smoothly enough, but any feelings that I and the young scientists had that we were on anything like a
scheduled passenger service were quickly dismissed when the pilot put the plane in to a 45-degree climb which lasted around
20 seconds. Then the engines cut out and we became weightless. Everything became confused, and left or right, up or down
no longer had any meaning. After ten seconds of free-fall descent the pilot pulled the aircraft out of its nosedive. The return of
gravity was less immediate than its loss, but was still sudden enough to ensure that some students came down with a bump.
Each time the pilot cut the engines and we became weightless, a new team conducted its experiment. First it was the Dutch,
who wanted to discover why cats always land on their feet. Then it was the German team, who conducted a successful
experiment on a traditional building method to see if it could be used for building a future space station. The Americans had
an idea to create solar sails that could be used by satellites.
After two hours of going up and down in the plane doing experiments, the predominant feeling was one of exhilaration
rather than nausea. Most of the students thought it was an unforgettable experience and one they would be keen to repeat.
[From: “OBJECTIVE FCE, Workbook, 4th Ed, Annette Capel, Cambridge, 2015]

Question 30: What does the writer say about the plane?
A. It had no seats.
B. The inside was painted white.
C. It had no windows.
D. The outside was misleading.
Question 31: What was the point of being weightless?
A. To allow the teamsto try out their ideas.
B. To preparethe young scientists for future work in space.
C. To seewhat conditions arelike in space.
D. To show the judges of the competition what they could do.
Question 32: What does 'it' in the last sentence refer to?


A. the plane
B. the exhilaration
C. the opportunity
D. the trip
Question 33: According to the writer, how did the young scientists feel at the beginning of the flight?
A. keen
B. nervous
C. sick
D. impatient
Question 34: What did the pilot do with the plane?
A. He climbed and then madethe plane fall slowly.
B. He quickly climbed and then stopped the engines.
C. He climbed and then made the plane turn over.
D. He took off normally and then cut the engines for 20 seconds.
Question 35: Why was this text written?
A. To encourage young people to take up science.
B. To describe the outcome of a scientific competition.
C. To report on a new scientific technique.
D. To show scientists what young people can do.
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 36: They finished one project. They started working on the next.
A. Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
B. Only if they had finished one project did they start, working on the next.
C. Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.
D. Not until did they start working on the next project then they finished one
Question 37: The proposal seemed like a good idea. The manager refused it.
A. The proposal didn’t seem like a good idea, so the manager didn’t accept it.
B. The manager didn’t like to proposal because it didn't seem a good idea.
C. The manager refused the proposal though it seemed like a good idea.
D. Since the proposal seemed like a good idea, the manager refused it.
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 38: Antique collecting became a significant pastime in the 1800's when old object began to be appreciated for
their beauty as well as for their historical importance.
A. object
B. became
C. appreciated for
D. when
Question 39: One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be
found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A. can
B. collection
C. to
D. paintings
Question 40: Exploration of the Solar System is continuing, and at the present rate of progress all the planets will have
been contacted within the near 50 years.
A. progress
B. continuing
C. near
D. within
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 41: If you don't tell me what you did with the money I'm going to spill the beans.
A. cut thread
B. tell your secret
C. starve you
D. stop being friendly
Question 42: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.
A. sparing
B. unwilling to spend money C. saving
D. economical
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to
each of the questions from 43 to 50.
MOVING HOUSE
A few days later, Lyn’s mother told her to spend her evening sorting out and packing her belongings. ‘I’ll see to your
clothes,’ she said. ‘I want you to do your books and paints and things. I’ve put some cardboard boxes in your room.’
‘You should’ve asked me,’ said Lyn, following her into the bedroom and seeing the assorted boxes.
‘I would’ve got some. There’s lots outside the supermarket near school.’
‘These came from the local shop. Oh it’s all right, I’ve shaken out all the dirt,’ she said as Tyn tipped up the nearest one,
checking that it was empty.
‘OK. I’ll do it,’ said Lyn. ‘Were ready to move then, are we?’
‘Yes, the day after tomorrow. You’re going to miss the end of school term, but you won’t mind that, will you?’
‘You mean Friday’s my last day at school?’ Lyn pushed the boxes aside with her foot to clear a path to her bed so that she
could sit down. ‘You could’ve told me,’ she said. ‘I have got people to say goodbye to, you know.’
‘I am telling you,’ said her mother reasonably. ‘It doesn’t take two days to say goodbye, does it? You’ll only get upset.’
‘Why are we doing my things first?’ Lyn asked. T haven’t got much. There’s all the other stuff in the house - shouldn’t we
start on that first?’
‘Don’t worry about that. Mrs Wilson’s coming to help me tomorrow.’
Lyn remembered what Mandy Wilson had said all those days ago. ‘My mum’s coming round to help you pack.’ She felt
angry with herself for not having said something straightaway - it was probably too late now. But worth a try. ‘I can help you,’
she said. ‘We can do it together.’
‘You’ll be at school - you want to say goodbye.’


‘I’ll go in at lunchtime for that. Mum, we can do it together. I don’t want that Mrs Wilson touching our things.’ Mandy
Wilson’s mother - picking things over - telling Mandy what they’d found - Mandy at school announcing importantly, ‘My
mother says they’ve got cheap plates and half o f them are cracked and none of their towels match.’ The image was
intolerable.
Tyn’s mother moved over to sit beside her on the bed. She was wearing her harassed expression.
She was clearly feeling the pressure too, but managed to keep her patience. ‘Nothing’s ever straightforward with you, is it?’
she said. ‘It’s been agreed for a long time and it’s extremely kind of her to help. Everything’s got to be wrapped up carefully
so it doesn’t get broken, then put in storage boxes in the right order - I don’t doubt you’d do your best, but there’s not room
for anyone else - and she offered first.’
Lyn said no more and got on with the job she’d agreed to do. Her bedroom looked odd when she’d finished, but not as odd
as the rest o f the house when she got home from school next day.
It was so sad. There were no curtains at the windows and no ornaments on the shelves, and in the middle of the room stood
four large wooden boxes, full of objects wrapped in newspaper.
But what really struck Lyn most were the rectangles of lighter-coloured paint on the wall where pictures had once hung. It
was as if they had been atomised by a ray gun. Moving into the kitchen, she saw empty cupboards, their doors wide open.
They had done a thorough job.
Tyn turned to her mother. ‘But I want to bake a cake to take to school tomorrow, to say goodbye.’
‘Everything’s packed away and I can’t start getting stuff out again now. I know it’s all very unsettling, but it’s only till we
get to the newplace. I wish I could’ve left it all till tomorrow morning,
but I wasn’t sure how long it would all take.’ Even the prospect of going to the usually frowned upon fast-food restaurant for
dinner couldn’t cheer Lyn up, and she was quiet all evening.
Next morning, however, she got up to find a home-made chocolate cake waiting for her in the otherwise bare and uninviting
kitchen.
[From: "FCE PRACTICE TESTS PLUS 2, Nick Kenny, 2010]

Question 43: Why does Lyn offer to do more of the packing?
A. She’s concerned that some things will get damaged.
B. She regrets having refused to do it before.
C. She feels her mother needs her support.
D. She distrusts the person who is coming to help.
Question 44: When Lyn says ‘I'll do it' in line 8, she is talking about......
A. checking something.
B. filling something.
C. replacing something.
D. collecting something.
Question 45: The word "harassed" in line 27 shows that Lyn's mum was feeling.....
A. amused.
B. annoyed.
C. stressed.
D. disappointed.
Question 46: When Lyn mentioned that she wanted to make a cake, her mother......
A. offered to make one for her.
B. suggested getting one from a restaurant.
C. said she’d have to wait and do it later.
D. explained why it was impossible.
Question 47: What made the greatest impression on Lyn when she came home the next day?
A. the fact that the kitchen had been completely cleared B. the empty spaces where things had once been
C. how the things from the house had been packed
D. how sad her bedroom looked
Question 48: How does Lyn react to the news that the family is moving soon?
A. She wishes she'd been told earlier.
B. She’s worried about missing her schoolwork.
C. She’s sad to learn that she’s leaving her old home.
D. She wonders how her friends will take the news.
Question 49: When Lyn is asked to pack her belongings, she.....
A. is worried whether the boxes are clean.
B. thinks that boxes are unsuitable for the job.
C. is annoyed that she forgot to get better boxes.
D. objects to putting her clothes in boxes.
Question 50: What reason does Lyn’s mother give for not accepting Lyn’s offer of help?
A. Lyn would not enjoy doing it.
B. The job will take more than two people.
C. Lyn would not be capable of doing it.
D. Other people have already said they will do it.
The End



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