Đề thi thử tốt nghiệp THPT QG môn Tiếng Anh năm 2020
Trường THPT Thủ Khoa Huân
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.
Choose the word with the different pronunciation: examine, employ, exact, species
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Choose the word that has different primary stress: profit, modern, typhoon, feature
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
The man provides............about the house.
This time last Friday, we___________to Moscow.
B. had flown
C. were being flown
D. were flying
My boss expects the report___________on time.
A. to be completed
B. to complete
D. being completed
The language centre offers courses of various levels, such as elementary, intermediate and___________.
___________5 months for the fridge to be delivered, I decide to cancel the order.
C. Having waited
D. Had waited
The clothes of my sister are more expensive___________of my mother.
A. than this
B. than that
C. than those
D. than these
In a formal interview, it is essential to maintain good eye___________with the interviewers.
It is___________of businessmen to shake hands in formal meetings.
Yesterday, John told me that he wished he___________harder in high school then university might not be so difficult for him.
B. would study
C. had studied
Peter was the last applicant___________by that interviewer.
A. . to interview
C. to be interviewing
D. to be interviewed
He fixed a metal ladder to the wall below his window___________escape if there was a fire.
B. not to
C. so as not
D. so that
He came___________a lot of criticism for the remarks he made in a television interview.
A. in for
C. out of
Jane has never enjoyed going to the ballet or the opera. They are not really her___________.
A. piece of cake
B. cup of tea
D. chip off the old block
I always get in my stomach before visiting the dentist. ___________
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.
The keynote speaker started with some complementary remarks about the organizers of the conference, and then proceeded with her speech.
A. The keynote speaker
B. complementary remarks
when I got home, Irene lay in bed watching a blockbuster movie. (underlined part that needs correction)
A. got home
The graduated assistant informed us that the first exam was the most difficult of the two. (underlined part that needs correction)
C. the first
D. most difficult
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.
A. In Vietnam, basketball is not as popular as football.
B. In Vietnam, basketball is more popular than football.
C. In Vietnam, football is not as popular as basketball.
D. In Vietnam, football is as popular as basketball.
It usually takes her an hour to drive to work.
A. She never spends an hour driving to work.
B. She used to drive to work in an hour.
C. She doesn’t usually drive to work in an hour.
D. She usually spends an hour driving to work.
It is believed that modern farming methods have greatly improved farmers’ lives.
A. People believe that there is little improvement in farmers’ lives thanks to modern farming methods.
B. Modern farming methods were believed to have greatly improved farmers’ lives.
C. Modern farming methods are believed to have had negative effects on farmers’ lives.
D. Farmers are believed to have enjoyed a much better life thanks to modern farming methods.
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.
We gain more knowledge about how to stay safe online. We worry about the threats of cybercrime less.
A. The more knowledge about how to stay safe online we gain, the less we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
B. The more we stay online to gain safety knowledge, the less we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
C. The more knowledge about how to stay safe online we gain, the more we worry about the threats of cybercrime.
D. The more we know about how to stay safe online, we worry about the threats of cybercrime less.
The new contract sounds good. However, it seems to have some problems.
A. In spite of the fact that the new contract sounds good, it appears to have some problems.
B. In spite of its sound, the new contract appears to have some problems.
C. In order to get less problem, the new contract should improve its sound.
D. If it had much less problems, the new contract would sound better.
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.
Liz and Jenifer are talking about the gift Jenifer brought.
- Liz: “Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!”
- Jenifer: “__________ ”
A. Not at all, don’t mention it.
B. Welcome! It’s very nice of you.
C. Alright! Do you know how much it costs?
D. Actually speaking, I myself don’t like it.
Ben has done something by accident.
- Ben: “___________”
- Jane: “Never mind”
A. Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned
B. Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?
C. Thank you for being honest with me.
D. Congratulations! How wonderful!
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
The football final has been postponed until next Sunday due to the heavy snowstorm.
The discovery of the new planet was regarded as a major breakthrough in astronomy. (underlined words CLOSEST in meaning with)
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.
People nationwide have acted without hesitation to provide aids for the victims in the disaster-stricken areas.
Any student who neglects his or her homework is unlikely to do well at school. (underlined words OPPOSITE in meaning with)
A. puts off
B. looks for
C. attends to
D. approves of
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 33 to 37.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the world was becoming more aware of the destructive effects of industry (33) ___________. the environment and people were starting to think seriously about ways of protecting the environment. One man who was particularly affected by this subject was Gerard Morgan- Grenville. As Morgan-Grenville travelled round earning his living as a gardener, he noticed signs of damage that was being done to the countryside around him. It wasn’t long before Morgan-Grenville decided that he had to do something about this situation. He felt that if people could be shown a better way of living then maybe they would be interested enough to try to protect their (34) ___________environment.
Mr. Morgan-Grenville decided to set up a project (35) ___________would prove what was happening to our surroundings and what could be done about it. So, in 1975, Morgan-Grenville created the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in a village in Wales.
The main aim of CAT is to search for an ecologically better way of living by using technology which (36) ___________no harm to the environment. One of the most important things CAT did initially was to explore and demonstrate a wide range of techniques and to point out which ones had the least destructive results on the world around us. (37) ___________, CAT provides information and advice to people all over Britain and all over the world. If more and more individuals are informed about how much damage our modern lifestyle is causing to the planet, maybe more of them would be prepared to look for practical solutions to environmental problems.
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 38 to 42.
The custom of paying a bride price before marriage is still a well-established part of many African cultures. In paying a bride price, the family of the groom must provide payment to the family of the bride before the marriage is allowed. The bride price can vary greatly from culture to culture in Africa.
In the Zulu and Swazi tribes of southern Africa, the bride price often takes the form of cattle. In
Western African, kola nuts, shells, and other goods are often used for the payment of the bride price. The actual payment of money sometimes takes place, but the payment of goods is more frequent. The amount of paid in a bride price can also vary. In modern times, the bride price is occasionally quite small and its value is mainly symbolic. However, the bride price can still be quite high, especially among prominent or highly traditional families.
There are a number of justifications used to explain the payment of bride price. The first is that the bride price represents an acknowledgement of the expense the bride’s family has gone in order to raise her and bring her up as a suitable bride for the groom. It also represents payment for the loss of a family member, since the bride will officially become a member of her husbands family and will leave her own. On a deeper level the bride price represents payment for the fact that the bride will bring children into the family of the groom, thereby increasing the wealth of the family. This concept is reinforced by the fact that the bride price must often be returned if the bride fails to bear children.
The payment of the bride price has quite a number of effects on African society. First, the payment of bride price acts to increase the stability of African family structures. Sons are dependent on their fathers and older relatives to help them pay the bride price of their wives, and this generally leads to greater levels of obedience and respect. The negotiations between the two families concerning the bride price allow the parents and other family members to meet and get to know one another before the marriage.
Finally, since the bride price must often be repaid in case of divorce, the bride’s family often works to make sure that any marital problems are solved quickly. Bride prices also work as a system of wealth distribution in African cultures. Wealthier families can afford to support the marriage of their son, and thus their wealth is transferred to other families.
What is the topic of the passage?
A. The most common payments of the bride price in African cultures.
B. The effects of the practice of bride price on African society.
C. The practice of bride price in many African cultures.
D. The financial problems arising after marriage.
The word “prominent” in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to____________.
The word “It” in paragraph 2 refers to____________.
B. The expense of raising the bride
C. An acknowledgement
D. The bride price
It can be inferred from the paragraph 2 that____________.
A. After marriage, married women never see their parents again.
B. The family of the groom pays the bride price on the wedding day.
C. African society puts more value on men than women.
D. African families attach great importance to children.
Which of the following statement is NOT true, according to the passage?
A. With the practice of paying the bride price, African men would not respect their family members.
B. The initial negotiations over the bride price provide opportunities for the two families to get to know each other.
C. Animals are an acceptable form of payment when it comes to paying the bride price.
D. The bride’s family has to return the bride price to the groom’s in case the couple are unable to have children or get divorced.
What is the best title for this passage?
A. The definition of “new media”
B. Internet jobs
C. The job of Webmasters
D. People with Internet skills
According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE of webmasters?
A. They work either independently or collaboratively.
B. The duties they perform stay almost unchanged.
C. Their jobs require a minimal level of expertise
D. They hardly support hardware and software products.
The word “identity” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to____________
A. Find out
B. Pick up on
C. Come across
D. Look into
The word “them” in paragraph 2 refers to____________.
C. hardware and software
D. skill sets
Which of the followings is NOT true about the job of the freelance writers?
A. It may involve working with foreign companies.
B. It is considered a “content” job.
C. There is a high demand for traditional skills.
D. It requires deep knowledge of computer applications.
The word “downsize” in paragraph 5 most likely means____________.
A. Dismiss workers
B. Decrease salary
C. Go bankrupt
D. Win new contracts
According to the passage, all of the followings are true EXCEPT____________.
A. A basic job description for a webmaster is not easy to define.
B. A webmaster does not have to get himself updated with computer science.
C. “New media” does not encompass writing skills.
D. Online jobs for workers with basic computer skills are available.
It can be inferred from the passage that____________.
A. only well-trained workers are advised to work online.
B. online workers can work full-time online.
C. becoming a webmaster is really easy.
D. workers with limited computer skills cannot make good money.