SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO
ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT LỚP 11 LẦN II
TRƯỜNG THPT NGUYỄN TRÃI
NĂM HỌC 2018 – 2019
MÔN ANH VĂN
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút
Mã đề thi
Họ, tên thí sinh:..........................................................................
Số báo danh:...............................................................................
SECTION A: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (16 points)
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on the 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. reserve
Question 2: A. southern
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet to indicate the word that differs in the position of
the main stress in the following questions.
Question 3: A. common
Question 4: A. application B. generation
Question 5: A. disadvantage B. dissatisfaction
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet to indicate the correct answers to each of the
Question 6: I was most ______ of his efforts to help me during the crisis.
B . appreciable
Question 7: The problem is believed ________ at the meeting last week.
A. to have discussed
B. to have been discussed C. to discuss
D. to be discussed
Question 8: When she died, she gave _________ all her money to a charity for cats.
Question 9: It is a ___________ .
A. blue polyester sleeping bag
B. polyester sleeping blue bag
C. blue sleeping polyester bag
D. sleeping blue polyester bag
Question 10: There's a good film _______ town.
A. in on
B. on in
Question 11: I thought you said she was going away the next Sunday,_______ ?
A. didn't you
B. wasn't she
C. wasn't it
D. didn't I
Question 12: It was in 1989_________ the Berlin Wall collapsed.
Question 13: I asked her _________she understood what I was saying.
B. even if
C. if not
D. if only
Question 14: Oil shale is a soft, fine-grained sedimentary rock _______ oil and natural gas are
A. is from
B. from which
D. is which
Question 15: Birds all over the world migrate distances up to ______ of miles.
A. a thousand
D. some thousand
Question 16: He was going to ask her but he ______ and said nothing.
A. got cold feet
B. got his feet wet
C. had feet of clay
D. put his feet up
Question 17: The Louisiana Territory, an area ______ the size of France, was bought by the United
States from France for $15,000,000 in 1803.
A. than more four times
B. more than four times
C. four times as large as
D. is four times as large as
Question 18: The Pyramids are perhaps the most famous of the seven ______ of the ancient world.
Question 19: The girl standing among many other students ____ a scholarship to Columbia
A. was rewarded
B. were awarded
C. were rewarded
D. was awarded
Question 20: Out ______ when the bell rang.
A. run the children
B. do the children run C. ran the children
D. did the children run
Question 21: I've applied for several jobs. I don't want to ______.
A. be a good egg
B. have an egg on my face
C. kill the goose that lay the golden eggs
D. put all my eggs in one basket
Question 22: We must adopt firm policy on punctuality. We can’t have people ____ late all the time.
C. to arrive
D. to have arrived
Question 23: ______ the French army was defeated at the battle of Dien Bien Phu came a complete
surprise to all over the world.
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 24: Jill: . "What's your favourite pastime?" Tim: "_______________"
A. My past time is nice.
B. Ok, I like it.
C. I beg your pardon.
D. I worked hard in the past .
Question 25: (After a party at Mary’s house). Bill: ______
Mary: Thanks for your compliment. Good night!
A. You are a good cooker. Good night!
B. You are a good cook. Good night!
C. Long time no see. Good night!
D. Many happy returns. Good night!
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning
to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 26: Relaxation therapy teaches one not to fret over small problems.
A. get involved in
B. worry about
C. look for
D. get angry about
Question 27: The emergence of supersonic travel opened new horizon for the military, tourism, and
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is
OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions..
Question 28: The government has decided that the publication of the report would be “contrary to
the public interest".
Question 29: Some animals make identical sounds when they sense danger. Thus, they appear to be
communicating to each other.
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 30: Don't tell her about the job until you know for sure — we don't want to rise her hopes.
A. Don’t tell
Question 31: Teenagers is greatly influenced by not only their parents but also their peers.
Question 32: It is the ASEAN Para Games that disabled athletes have an opportunity to have
their talents and efforts recognised.
B. the ASEAN Para Games C. an opportunity
Question 33: Because they had spent too many time considering the new contract, the students lost
the opportunity to lease the apartment.
A. Because they had
B. too many time
C. the students lost the
Question 34: Our Spanish professor would like us spending more time in the laboratory practicing
A. Spanish professor
B. would like us spending C. time in the
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.
Life expectancy is the period of time that a person can expect to live. Life expectancy varies
greatly between genders and cultures. It used to be that women had a lower life expectancy than men
(1 in every 4 women died in childbirth), but now they live an average of four to five years longer than
men. Life expectancy has been increasing rapidly over the last centuries. With the advent of such
modern miracles as sewers, medicine and a greater understanding of how diseases are spread, our life
expectancy has increased by 25 – 30 years.
In developing countries like Swaziland, where there is a high HIV/AIDS rate, life expectancy
is as low as 32,6 years. In developed countries like Australia, life expectancy rates as high as 81
years. There are an increasing number of factors which can cancel out the disadvantages you have.
The one that we are looking at now is how your career can affect your life expectancy. Choosing the
wrong career can result in a shorter life!
If you want your career to positively influence your life expectancy, you have to be made of
money. That’s right. Rich people in wealthy areas of England and France live 10 years longer than the
people in poorer areas. Having a successful career has its drawbacks, too if the result of hard work its
Stress can lead to a number of psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, fatigue,
tension and aggression. These conditions may result in a lack of concentration and an increase in
serious injuries at work. They can also lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks which seriously
affect life expectancy.
If you are worried that your job might decrease your life expectancy, you probably need to
avoid careers on “dangerous jobs” list such as timber cutters, pilots, construction workers, roofer,
So if you don’t want to kick the bucket at an early age, choose a career in something other
than timber cutting, but above all, remember to relax.
From Pre-Essence Reading by Rachel Lee, Longman
Question 35: According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT _______.
A. Our life expectancy has increased by 25 – 30 years because there are fewer wars today.
B. In the past, women’s life expectancy was lower than that of men.
C. Life expectancy varies greatly depending on genders and cultures
D. There has been a dramatic increase in average life expectancy over the last centuries
Question 36: The average life expectancy is 32,6 years in _______.
Question 37: Why does an increase in stress lead to an increase in workplace accidents?
A. Workers like to take sick leave and stay home.
B. It leads to a decrease in concentration and depression.
C. Workers don’t care as much about their jobs.
D. Workers are too busy to observe safety regulations.
Question 38: According to the passage, which of following is true if you have a successful career?
A. You can buy an expensive car
B. Your life expectancy increases by a decade
C. You can afford to exercise and eat well
D. You can spend most of your day in an office
Question 39: It can be inferred from the paragraph 3 that the disadvantage of a successful career is
A. You won’t have to take a job on the “dangerous jobs” list
B. You are at the greater risk of being a victim of crime
C. There is a high number of work – related injuries
D. You are more likely to be under stress.
Question 40: Why does the author think that you should remember to relax?
A. Because stress can decrease your life expectancy B. Because relaxing will make you feel better
C. Because relaxing will improve your career
D. Because you have completed the reading
Question 41: The phrase “kick the bucket” in the passage is closest in meaning to “_______”
Question 42: What is the main idea of the 1st paragraph?
A. Stress negatively affects life expectancy
B. Making a bad career choice will make your life shorter
C. Life expectancy has increased greatly over the last few centuries
D. Stress results in lower life expectancy
Question 43: The word “They” in bold in paragraph 1 refers to _______.
Question 44: The passage mainly discusses _______
A. The definition of life expectancy
B. The comparison of life expectancy between women and men
C. The importance of a successful career
D. The effects of a career on one’s life expectancy
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the words or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
HOW TRANSPORTATION AFFECTS OUR LIFE?
Without transportation, our modern society could not (45) ______. We would have no metal, no
coal and no oil nor would we have any (46) ______ made from these materials. (47) ______ we
would have to spend most of our time (48) ______ food and food would be (49) ______ to the kinds
that could grow in the climate and soil of our neighborhood.
Transportation also (50) ______ our lives in other ways. Transportation can speed a doctor to
the (51) ______ of a sick person, even if the patients’ lives on an isolated farm. It can take police to
the (52) ______ of a crime within a moments of being noticed. Transportation (53) ______ teams of
athletes to compete in national and international sports contests. In time of (54) ______ transportation
can rush aid to persons in areas stricken by floods, families and earthquakes.
Question 45: A. establish
C. take place
Question 46: A. producers
Question 47: A. Even
Question 48: A. rising
Question 49: A. connected
Question 50: A. influences
Question 51: A. way
Question 52: A. scene
Question 53: A. brings
Question 54: A. disasters
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.
Rent control is the system whereby the local government tells building owners how much they
can charge their tenants in rent. In the United States, rent controls date back to at least World War II.
In 1943 the federal government imposed rent controls to help solve the problem of housing shortages
during wartime. The federal program ended after the war, but in some locations, including New York
City, controls continued. Under New York's controls, a landlord generally cannot raise rents on
apartments as long as the tenants continue to renew their leases. In places such as Santa Monica,
California, rent controls are more recent. They were spurred by the inflation of the 1970's, which,
combined) with California's rapid population growth, pushed housing prices, as well as rents, to
record levels. In 1979 Santa Monica's municipal government ordered landlords to roll back their
rents to the levels charged in 1978. Future rents could only go up by two-thirds as much as any
increase in the overall price level.
In any housing market, rental prices perform three functions: (1) promoting the efficient
maintenance of existing housing and stimulating the construction of new housing, (2) allocating
existing scarce housing among competing claimants, and (3) rationing use of existing housing by
One result of rent control is a decrease in the construction of new rental units. Rent controls
have artificially depressed the most important long-term determinant of profitability - rents.
Consider some examples. In a recent year in Dallas, Texas, with a 16 percent rental vacancy rate but
no rent control laws, 11,000 new housing units were
built. In the same year, in San Francisco, California, only 2,000 units were built. The major
difference? San Francisco has only a 1.6 percent vacancy rate but stringent rent control laws. In New
York City, except for government-subsidized construction, the only rental units being built are luxury
units, which are exempt from controls. In Santa Monica, California, new apartments are not being
constructed. New office rental space and commercial developments are, however. They are exempt
from rent controls.
Question 55: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The construction of apartments in the United States.
B. Causes and effects of rent control
C. The fluctuations of rental prices
D. The shortage of affordable housing in the United States.
Question 56: The word "They" in paragraph 1 refers to_________
A. the tenants
B. their leases
D. rent controls.
Question 57: Which of the following was NOT a reason for the introduction of rent controls in Santa
A. Rapid population growth
C. Economic conditions during wartime
D. Record-high housing prices
Question 58: The phrase "roll back" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to__________
Question 59: The word "stimulating" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_________
A. experimenting with
Question 60: It can be inferred that the purpose of rent control is to___________
A. protect tenants
B. promote construction
C. increase vacancy rates
D. decrease sales of rental units
Question 61: The word "depressed" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to__________
Question 62: The information in the last paragraph supports which of the following statements?
A. San Francisco has eliminated its rent control laws.
B. Rent control leads to a reduction in the construction of housing units
C. Luxury apartments are rarely built when there is rent control
D. There is a growing need for government-subsidized housing.
Question 63: According to the passage, which of the following cities does NOT currently have rent
A. Santa Monica
C. San Francisco
D. New York City
Question 64: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT exempt from rent control?
A. Luxury apartments
B. Commercial development
C. Moderately priced apartments
D. Office space
SECTION B: OPEN- CLOSE QUESTIONS (4 points)
I. Rewrite each of the following sentences so that it has a similar meaning to the original one (1
Question 1: I don’t intend to apologize to either of them.
→ I have ____________________________________________________________
Question 2: He didn't study his lessons very carefully, so he gets bad marks now.
→ If he _________________________________________
Question 3: "Don't forget to phone the office," she told him.
→ She _________________________________________
Question 4: He didn’t become a teacher of English until 2001.
→ Not ________________________________________
Question 5: Nobody remained on the ship after the captain had left it.
→ The captain ______________________________________
II. Paragraph writing (3 pts.):
Write a paragraph of 120-150 words to express your opinions on the following statement:
“Playing sports should be encouraged among teenagers.”
KEY FOR WRITING
Question 1: I have no intention of apologising to either of them/
I have no intention to apologise to either of them.
Question 2:If he had studied his lesson very carefully, he wouldn't get bad marks now.
Question 3:She reminded him to phone the office.
Question 4:Not until 2001 did he become a teacher of English.
Question 5: The captain was the last person to leave the ship/ that left the ship.