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GCSE MOCK TEST (5)

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ĐỀ KTCL ÔN THI THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2018-2019
Môn: TIẾNG ANH – ĐỀ SỐ 054
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Ho va tên thi sinh:……………………………………………………………………. SBD:…………………………
 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. fare
B. black
C. match
D. calcium
Question 2: A. scissors
B. sugar
C. sense
D. soft

 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 3: A. difficulty
B. simplicity
C. discovery
D. commodity
Question 4: A. obligatory B. geographical
C. international
D. undergraduate
 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 5: The home created by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright are still viewed as
uniquely, innovative and valuable.
A. created
B. still viewed
C. uniquely
D. valuable
Question 6: Foreign students who are doing a decision about which school to attend may not
know exactly where the choices are located.
A. are doing
B. about which
C. to attend
D. the choices
Question 7: I didn’t feel like to go to church this morning because it was raining hard.
A. didn’t
B. to go
C. to church
D. raining hard
 Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of
the following questions.
Question 08. Many species of plants and animals are in________ of extinction.
A. dangerous
B. endangered
C. danger
D. dangerously
Question 09. The last person________ the room must turn off the lights.
A. to leave
B. who leave
C. that leave
D. all are correct


Question 10. "What's the matter? You don't look very well." - "I feel a little________."
A. out of the blue
B. out of order
C. under the weatherD. under the impression
Question 11. I know we had an argument, but now I'd quite like to________.
A. look down
B. make up
C. fall out
D. bring up
Question 12. Thanks to the laser beams, at last, he could get rid of the________ birthmark on his
face.
A. normal
B. abnormal
C. abnormality
D. abnormally
Question 13. ________ Paul realize that he was on the wrong flight.
A. No sooner had the plane taken off than B. It was not until the plane had taken off that
C. Only after the plane had taken off
D. Not until the plane had taken off did
Question 14. The sky was grey and cloudy. ________, we went to the beach.
A. However
B. In spite of
C. Even though
D. Consequently
Question 15. I don't mind________ much homework.
A. did
B. to do
C. do
D. doing
Question 16. That beautiful girl died of an________ morphine.
A. overweight
B. overhear
C. overdo
B. overdose
Question 17. He is the postman________ I got this letter.
A. from who
B. to whom
C. from whom D. with whom
Question 18. We usually do go by train, even though the car________ is a lot quicker.
A. travel
B. journey
C. trip
D. voyage
Question 19. I suggest the room________ before Christmas.
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A. be decorated

B. is decorated

C. were decorated

D. should decorate

 Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to
complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20. Nadine: "____________”
Monica: "Good luck"
A. I don't like rock music.
B. How do you do!
C. Have a nice day!
D. I'm taking a test this afternoon.
Question 21. Charles: "Do you mind if I smoke?"
Lisa: "____________”
A. Yes, I don't mind B. No, I don't think so
C. Yes, go ahead
D. No, go right ahead
 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. "He insisted on listening to the entire story".
A. part
B. funny
C. whole
D. interesting
Question 23. When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying
or asking you.
A. be related to
B. be interested in C. pay all attention to D. express interest in
 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 24. We ought to keep these proposals secret from the chairman for the time being.
A. revealed
B. frequent
C. accessible
D. lively
Question 25. They protested about the inhumane treatment of the prisoners.
A. vicious
B. warmhearted
C. callous
D. coldblooded
 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 26. Jenny is so creative that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
A. Being creative, we can all rely on Jenny for original ideas.
B. Creative as Jenny is, we can rely on her for original ideas.
C. Jenny is such creative girl that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
D. So creative is Jenny that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
Question 27. We couldn't have managed our business successfully without my father's money.
A. Had it not been for my father's money, we couldn't have managed our business
successfully.
B. We couldn't have managed our business successfully with my father's money.
C. If we could manage our business successfully, my father would give US his money.
D. If we couldn't have managed our business successfully, we would have had my father's
money.
Question 28. I had not expected the journey would be so long.
A. The journey was as long as I had expected
B. The journey was not longer than I had expected
C. The journey was not so long as I had expected
D. The journey would be longer than I had expected
 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 29. We can protect the world in which we live. We, for example, can grow, more trees and
recycle rubbish.
A. We can protect the world in which we live as well as we can grow more trees and recycle
rubbish.
B. We can protect the world in which we live, growing more trees and recycle rubbish.
C. We can protect the world in which we live by growing more trees and recycling rubbish.
D. We can protect the world in which we live such as growing more trees and recycling
rubbish.
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Question 30. He joined the army in 1998. He was soon after promoted to the rank of captain.
A. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1998 and joined the army.
B. Promoted to the rank of captain in 1998, he joined the army soon later,
C. He worked as a captain in the army and had a promotion in 1998.
D. Joining the army in 1998, he was soon promoted to the rank of captain.
 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 31 to 35.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Earth is the only place we know of in the universe that can support human life. (31)_________
human activities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world (32)_________ on
consuming two-thirds of the world's resources while half of the world's population do so just to
stay alive we are rapidly destroying the very resource we have by which all people can survive and
prosper. Everywhere fertile soil is (33)_________ built on or washed into the sea. Renewable
resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover (34)_________. We discharge
pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a result, the planet's
ability to support people is being reduced at the very time when rising human numbers and
consumption are (35)_________ increasingly heavy demands on it.
Question 31: A. Although
B. Yet
C. Still
D. Despite
Question 32: A. continues
B. repeats
C. follows
D. carries
Question 33: A. neither
B. sooner
C. rather
D. either
Question 34: A. utterly
B. completely
C. quite
D. greatly
Question 35: A. making
B. doing
C. having
D. taking
 Read the following passage and mark the letter Af B, C, or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42.
Books which give instructions on how to do things are very popular in the United States
today. Thousands of these How-to books are useful. In fact, there are about four thousand books
with titles that begin with the words "How to". One book may tell you how to earn more money.
Another may tell you how to save or spend it and another may explain how to give your money
away.
Many How-to books give advice on careers. They tell you how to choose a career and how to
succeed in it. if you fail, however, you can buy the book " How to Turn Failure into Success". If you
would like to become very rich, you can buy the book "How to Make a Millionaire". If you never
make any money at all, you may need a book called "How to Live on Nothing".
One of the most popular types of books is one that helps you with personal problems, if you
want to have a better love of life, you can read "How to Succeed in Love every Minute of Your Life".
If you are tired of books on happiness, you may prefer books which give step-by-step instructions
on how to redecorate or enlarge a house.
Why have How-to books become so popular? Probably because life has become so complex.
Today people have far more free time to use, more choices to make, and more problems to solve.
How-to books help people deal with modern life.
Question 36. What is the passage mainly about?
A. How to succeed in love every minute of your life. B. How to turn failure into success.
C. How to make a millionaire.
D. How-to books.
Question 37. The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to_________.
A. advice
B. instruction
C. how-to books
D. career
Question 38. Which of the following is NOT the type of books giving information on careers?
A. "How to Succeed in Love every Minute of Your Life".
B. "How to Live on Nothing"
C. "How to Make a Millionaire".
D. "How to Turn Failure into Success"
Question 39. The word "step-by-step" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to_________.
A. little by little
B. gradually
C. slower and slower D. A and B
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Question 40. It can be inferred from the passage that
A. Today people are more bored with the modern life.
B. Modern life is more difficult to deal with.
C. Today people have fewer choices to make.
D. Today people are more interested in modern life.
 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 41 to 50.
The National Automobile Show in New York has been one of the top auto shows in the
United States since 1900. On November 3 of that year, about 8,000 people looked over the
"horseless carriages." It was the opening day and the first opportunity for the automobile industry
to show off its wares to a large crowd; however, the black-tie audience treated the occasion more
as a social affair than as a sales extravaganza. It was also on the first day of this show that William
McKinley became the first U.S. president to ride in a car.
The automobile was not invented in the United States. That distinction belongs to Germany.
Nikolaus Otto built the first practical internal-combustion engine there in 1876. Then, German
engineer Karl Benz built what are regarded as the first modern automobiles in the mid-1880s. But
the United States pioneered the merchandising of the automobile. The auto show proved to be an
effective means of getting the public excited about automotive products.
By happenstance, the number of people at the first New York show equaled the entire car
population of the United States at that time. In 1900,10 million bicycles and an unknown number
of horse-drawn carriages provided the prime means of personal transportation. Only about 4,000
cars were assembled in the United States in 1900, and only a quarter of those were gasoline
powered. The rest ran on steam or electricity.
After viewing the cars made by forty car makers, the show's audience favored electric cars
because they were quiet. The risk of a boiler explosion turned people away from steamers, and the
gasoline-powered cars produced smelly fumes. The Duryea Motor Wagon Company, which
launched the American auto industry in 1895, offered a fragrant additive designed to mask the
smells of the naphtha that it burned. Many of the 1900 models were cumbersome—the Gasmobile,
the Franklin, and the Orient, for example, steered with a tiller like a boat instead of with a steering
wheel. None of them was equipped with an automatic starter.
These early model cars were practically handmade and were not very dependable. They
were basically toys of the well-to-do. In fact, Woodrow Wilson, then a professor at Princeton
University and later President of the United States, predicted that automobiles would cause conflict
between the wealthy and the poor. However, among the exhibitors at the 1900 show was a young
engineer named Henry Ford. But before the end of the decade, he would revolutionize the
automobile industry with his Model T Ford. The Model T, first produced in 1909, featured a
standardized design and a streamlined method of production—the assembly line. Its lower costs
made it available to the mass market.
Cars at the 1900 show ranged in price from $1,000 to $1,500, or roughly $14,000 to
$21,000 in today's prices. By 1913, the Model T was selling for less than $300, and soon the price
would drop even further. "I will build cars for the multitudes," Ford said, and he kept his promise.
Question 41. The passage implies that the audience viewed the 1900 National Automobile Show
primarily as a(n)________
A. chance to buy automobiles at low prices.
B. formal social occasion.
C. chance to invest in one of thirty-two automobile manufacturers.
D. opportunity to learn how to drive.
Question 42. According to the passage, who developed the first modern car?
A. William McKinley B. Nikolaus Otto
C. Henry Ford
D. Karl Benz
Question 43. Approximately how many cars were there in the United States in 1900?
A. 4,000
B. 8,000
C. An unknown number D. 10 million
Question 44. The phrase "By happenstance" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to________.
A. By design
B. Coincidentally
C. For example
D. Generally
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Question 45. Approximately how many of the cars assembled in the year 1900 were gasoline
powered?
A. 1,000
B. 2,000
C. 4,000
D. 32
Question 46. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "launched" in paragraph
4________.
A. designed
B. initiated
C. joined
D. anticipated
Question 47. The purpose of the "additive" mentioned in paragraph 4 was to________
A. hide strong smells.
B. make engines run more efficiently,
C. increase the speed of cars.
D. make cars look better.
Question 48. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as steering with a tiller
rather than with a steering wheel?
A. A Gasmobile
B. A Duryea
C. A Franklin
D. An Orient
Question 49. It is clear from the passage that the early cars________.
A. were more formal.
B. involved less expensive cars,
C. involved fewer manufacturers.
D. were more spectacular.
Question 50. What was the highest price asked for a car at the 1900 National Automobile Show in
the dollars of that time?
A. $300
B. $21,000
C. $14,000
D. $1,500
_________THE END_________

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