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GCSE MOCK TEST (6)

SƠ GD&ĐT VINH PHUC
TRƯƠNG THPT LIÊN SƠN
(Đề thi gồm: 05 trang)

ĐỀ KTCL ÔN THI THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2017-2018
Môn: TIẾNG ANH – ĐÊ SỐ 373
Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút, không kể thời gian phát
đề

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 01: A. uniform
B. university
C. student
D. customer
Question 02: A. device
B. came
C. computers
D. economy
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 03: A. explain
B. involve
C. purpose
D. control
Question 04: A. dictation
B. communicate
C. occasion
D. reservation
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 05 : The world is becoming more industrialized and the number of animal species that
have become extinct have increased.
A. industrialized
B. species
C. extinct
D. have
Question 06:They asked me what did happen last night, but I was unable to tell them.
A. asked
B. what did happen
C. but
D. to tell
Question 07: It has been said that laser to be the most miraculous to cure the disease.
A. has been said
B. that
C. to be
D. to cure
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: In Vietnam, application forms for the National Entrance Examinations must
be_________ before the deadline, often in April.
A. issued
B. signed
C. filed
D. submitted
Question 09: It’s hard to believe that this film_________ completely by computer.
A. was generating B. has generated
C. has been generated
D. was to generate
Question 10: There_________ mutual understanding between friends.


A. must be
B. must to be
C. are
D. must have been
Question 11: Peter is so_________ that he never thinks of anything bad and unsuccessful.
A. optimistic
B. disappointed
C. pessimistic
D. keen
Question 12: An economic_________ is a time when there is very little economic activity, which
causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.
A. improvement
B. depression
C. development
D. mission
Question 13: On Sundays, many people take their cars to service stations_________.
A. to get the oil refilled B. to get the oil refill C. to refill the oil
D. to make the oil refilled
Question 14: She had to hand in her notice_________ advance when she decided to leave the job.
A. in
B. from
C. with
D. to
Question 15: The man_________ is very friendly.
A. ,who lives next door B. who live next door C. lives next door D. that lives next door
Question 16: I_________ eagerly to go to Yellowstone, but my brother got sick three days before the
departure.
A. have been planning
B. had been planning C. have planned
D. was planned
Question 17: If we_________ earlier in the morning, we_________ at the village now.
A. departed/ would have arrived
B. had departed/ would arrive
C. departed/ would arrived
D. had departed/ would have arrived
Question 18: His research has not been able to be__________ because of a financial difficulty.
A. set up
B. put off
C. turned on
D. carried out
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Question 19: We’d better not_________ any more staff until sales increase.
A. take up
B. take on
C. lay off
D. lay up
Question 20: If you turn a________ ear, you know people might be doing something wrong, but you
ignore it.
A. dumb
B. blind
C. hollow
D. solid
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 21: - Tim: “Do you think you will get the job?” - Peter: “______________“.
A. I know so
B. Well, I hope so
C. I think not
D. Yes, that’s right
Question 22: - Duy: “How nice ! You performed so beautifully!” - Huong: “______________“.
A. Thank you. I am happy you like me.
B. Thank you. But I don’t think I did well.
C. Thank you. But I am not so sure.
D. Thank you. It’s very encouraging.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning
to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 23: In about one-third of all cases of hepatitis, it is unknown how the patient contracted
the virus.
A. became smaller with
B. spread
C. got rid of
D. became infected with
Question 24: Setting off on an expedition without thorough preparation and with inadequate
equipment is tempting fate.
A. taking a risk
B. losing heart
C. having panic D. going round in circles
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 25: Love is supposed to follow marriage, not precede it.
A. come after
B. take out
C. happen
D. find out
Question 26: The length of an X-ray wave is incredibly small: less than one ten-millionth of a
millimeter.
A. believably
B. considerably
C. famously
D. sufficiently
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 27. Linda seems to have very little record for other people’s feelings.
A. Linda has very few feelings like other people’s.
B. Linda appears unconcerned about other people’s feelings.
C. Linda has difficulty expressing her feelings for other people.
D. Linda doesn’t respect people who feel sorry for themselves.
Question 28. “I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about my trip earlier,” Lan said.
A. Lan apologized me for not to tell about her trip earlier.
B. Lan apologized for not telling her about my trip earlier.
C. Lan apologized for telling me about her late trip.
D. Lan apologized for not telling me about her trip earlier
Question 29. It was such strong coffee that he couldn’t drink it.
A. The coffee was too strong for him to drink.
B. He couldn’t drink the coffee although the coffee was so strong.
C. He couldn’t drink too strong coffee before.
D. The strong coffee made him able to drink it.
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 30. He is a successful man in his career. He possesses a large number of shares of the
company.
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A. He becomes successful in his career by possessing a large number of shares of the
company.
B. Given the large number of shares of the company he possesses, he is successful in his
career.
C. Successful as he is in his career, shares of the company he possesses are modest.
D. Given a large number of shares by the company he works for, he is successful in his
career.
Question 31. We planned to visit Petronas Building in the afternoon. We could not afford the fee,
however.
A. As planned, we could not afford the visit to Petronas Building in the afternoon because of
the fee.
B. We visited Petronas Building in the afternoon though the fee was too high for us.
C. We were going to visit Petronas Building in the afternoon, but the fee was too high for us.
D. The fee was, however, high enough for us to plan a visit to Petronas in the afternoon.
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.
Education and Employment
All men should study, we have to study to (32)_________ our knowledge and develop our
intelligence. An uneducated man can only utilize his (33)_________ strength to work and live.
An educated man, without this strength, still has the faculty of his intelligent brain and good
reflection. This intelligence and thought enable him to help his physical strength to act more
quickly and cleverly.
In a same profession or work, the educated man differs from the uneducated considerably.
Therefore, intellectual workers have to study, this is a matter of course but (34)_________ workers
must also (35)_________ an education.
In civilized countries compulsory education has been applied. Man must spend seven or
eight years studying. From ploughmen to labourers in these nations, no one is (36)_________ to read
a book or a paper fluently.
Question 32. A. expand
B. stretch
C. enlarge
D. widen
Question 33. A. body
B. power
C. labour
D. brain
Question 34. A. simple
B. easy
C. hard
D. manual
Question 35. A. learn
B. study
C. acquire
D. know
Question 36. A. able
B. unable
C. not
D. never
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.
CAN YOU PROVE WHO YOU ARE?
Today, we frequently read newspaper stories of unqualified people who are convicted of
posing as surgeons, dentists, airline pilots or financial experts. These people are sometimes
portrayed as amiable crooks, but in reality, they are not amiable; they are fraudsters who prey on
people's good nature. Fraudsters can do more than just trick you or steal your cash; they can steal
your identity, too.
Some years ago, Derek Bond, a seventy two-year-old retired civil servant, found out for
himself how dreadful modern fraud can be. As he stepped off a plane at Cape Town airport, he was
arrested and put in prison. It was worrying enough that he could have been mistaken for a 'most
wanted' criminal, but what made matters worse was that, despite having an impeccable reputation
in his hometown, it took three weeks for Mr. Bond's family to convince the authorities that they
had made a mistake. Away from people who knew him, Mr. Bond's reputation was based solely on
the contents of a police file. If that file said that Mr. Derek Bond, a man of medium height and build,
was actually Derek Lloyd Sykes, a conman responsible for a multi-million dollar fraud in Texas,
then who could prove that it wasn't true?
Mr. Bond was the victim of identity theft, where a thief assumes another person's identity
and uses it to steal directly from that person or to commit crimes using that person's name. In the
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world of organized crime, for those involved illegal immigration or benefit fraud, as in drugtrafficking, money laundering fake ID is a license to print money. Even more worrying is the fact
that there is now a ready market for stolen identities among the world's terrorists. More and more
people are shopping and banking online or by phone these days, so the opportunities for the
fraudulent use of credit cards or other personal information are increasing rapidly. In fact, it is true
to say that identity theft is booming, and for those affected by it, the consequences are often
catastrophic.
Under existing financial regulations, banks and credit organizations are required to 'know
their customers' before they are allowed to open an account. This means that they have to request
specific proofs of identity before they allow them to start spending] usually proof of name and
address and a photo ID such as a passport or a driver's license.
This sounds satisfactory, but in reality it is far from foolproof. The problem is that stealing
someone's identity is not rocket science. In theory, all an unscrupulous thief needs to start using a
person's name is a few snippets of information, such as a discarded phone bill or a credit card
receipt.
It has been claimed that 'bin diving' is a common way for thieves to get information. In an
extensive survey, a credit checking agency examined the contents of 400 rubbish bins. They found
that one in five of these contained enough sensitive information to commit identity fraud. Every
time people buy or sell goods, individuals are providing information about themselves on paper.
Receipts, invoices and bills all contain personal information that is useful to a fraudster. But
identity thieves don't even need to get their hands dirty. How often do people hand over their
credit or debit cards in shops? How many people buy something over the phone or shop online?
All it takes is one dishonest employee and people can say goodbye to their hard-earned
cash. Today, sophisticated criminals also use computer software packages to hack into the systems
of banks and other organizations to steal lists of their customers' identities, lists which can
sometimes run to millions of individuals.
[Sourse: First Masterclass 2015
Student’s Book]
Question 37: The writer says that real-life fraudsters_________.
A. are criminals who cheat other people
B. live a glamorous lifestyle
C. are not as bad as they seem
D. are not qualified to do ordinary jobs
Question 38: People should be particularly careful about using credit or debit cards because_________.
A. corrupt staff may pass on their details to criminals
B. criminals may find a way of stealing them
C. online systems may not be secure
D. criminals may listen to people giving their details on the phone
Question 39: Criminals commonly collect information about individuals by_________.
A. reading their telephone bills
B. stealing their credit cards
C. going through things people have thrown away. D. contacting a credit checking agency
Question 40: Describing something as 'not rocket science' in the passage means that it is_________.
A. very difficult
B. incomprehensible
C. straightforward D. complicated
Question 41: In Cape Town, it was difficult fo r Derek Bond to establish his innocence
because_________.
A. his correct details were in a police file
B. nobody knew him personally there
C. there was proof that he was a criminal
D. he had a bad reputation there
Question 42: The main purpose of this article is to_________.
A. tell the story of Derek Bond
B. describe the dangers of identity theft
C. advise readers how to avoid having their identity stolen
D. explain howto steal someone's identity
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.
Moving Your Mind for Maximum Fitness
When people design a new workout programme, they often target their chest, stomach, and
leg muscles, hoping to sculpt the perfect physique. However, they often neglect the most important
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part of the body: the brain. Our brains grow stronger when we exercise them and weaker when
neglected. To assist in keeping our minds sharp, several websites and apps offer brain games to
help us get our mental workouts accomplished in a very short time.
As we age, our vocabulary continues to expand and we become better at creative plans.
However, by the time we enter our 20s, our prefrontal cortex starts to shrink. Although part of the
reason for our decline is physical, there is evidence that targeted exercises can halt or even reserve
cognitive damage. Throughout our lives we maintain the ability to create new neurons whenever
we learn something new, like a foreign language or a new sport. By repeating these activities we
create new pathways and connections between neurons that keep our minds functioning at an
optimal level. This is what brain fitness exercises aim to accomplish.
These digital exercises are broken into different categories. The first is memory exercises.
These programmes display information to users and then quiz us to see how much we can recall.
The second type is attention exercises. These games get users to focus on multiple tasks at once,
dividing their attention. Although trying to concentrate on several things at once during work is
not recommended, doing it in a game environment can help to strengthen our focus in the long
term. Speed exercises, on the other hand, are designed to keep our minds agile. In addition to these
major categories, there are other games that focus on specific situations like remembering names
and faces, or calculating directions.
Although many users rave about positive effects of these games, there are other hacks we
can use to strengthen our brains. One is napping. Studies have shown that people who nap in the
afternoon fared much better at mental tasks than those who didn’t. A little caffeine can also make
your mind sharper, as long as you don’t overdo it. Finally, getting some physical exercise also tends
to improve the clarity of our thinking. In other words, maybe the Roman poet Juvenal was on to
something when he wrote “A sound mind in a healthy body”.
Question 43. What happens when we don’t exercise our brains?
A. It doesn’t work well.
B. It grows much bigger in size.
C. It causes lots of health problems.
D. It keeps functioning well.
Question 44. What function of our brain improves as we get older?
A. We can remember more things.
B. We are better at making plans.
C. We think much quicker.
D. Nothing improves at all.
Question 45. All of the following are true about our brains EXCEPT that________.
A. there are several web sites and apps to help us get our mental workout
B. the number of neurons remains the same throughout our lives
C. our brains become stronger when we are more mentally active
D. connections and pathways between neurons play an important role in the functions of
our brains
Question 46. What could replace the word “optimal” in paragraph 2?
A. excellent
B. unacceptable
C. debatable
D. decent
Question 47. What is the meaning of the word “it” in paragraph 3?
A. Doing memory exercises
B. Keeping your mind empty
C. Concentrating on many things
D. focusing on one thing
Question 48. Which of the following statements is NOT true about our brains and brain games?
A. We should concentrate on several things at once during our lives to strengthen our focus.
B. These brain games don’t take us much time to carry out.
C. The brain games can help us improve our memory and keep our minds active.
D. There are some brain games for specific purposes.
Question 49. What can be inferred from the passage?
A. There are some brain games to treat mental diseases.
B. Our brains will work very well during a nap.
C. We don’t need brain games when we are playing a new sport.
D. There is a close relationship between physical and mental health.
Question 50. According to the passage, which of the following statements about coffee is true?
A. It is not very good for your brain.
B. You should drink as much of it as possible.
C. A few cups of it could help your brain. D. Its effect on the brain were never tested.
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_________THE END_________

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