Đề thi thử tốt nghiệp THPT QG môn Tiếng Anh năm 2020
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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: volunteer, trust, fuss, judge
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.
Choose the word that has different primary stress: authority, necessity, academic, commercially
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
He was not accepted because he knew too..........about Information Technology.
A. a little
D. a few
Graham was disappointed because he____________for the bus for an hour.
A. was waiting
C. has been waiting
D. had been waiting
Sally hoped____________to join the private club. She could make important business contacts there.
B. being invited
C. to invite
D. to be invited
____________the homework, he was allowed to go out with his friends.
C. to finish
D. having finished
The country is rapidly losing its workers as____________people are emigrating.
A. the most and the most
B. the more and the more
C. more and more
D. most and most
It is absolutely essential that she____________ head office in advance.
C. will arrive
D. must arrive
We have just visited disadvantaged children in an orphanage____________in Bac Ninh Province.
C. which locates
D. to locate
Peter works hard at everything he does. His brother, ____________, seldom puts out much effort.
A. on the other hand
John’s____________and efficiency at the company led to his promotion to Sales Manager.
We truly respected our father and always____________by his rule.
We were quite impressed by the____________students who came up with the answer to our question almost instantly.
I am sure your sister will lend you a sympathetic____________when you explain the situation to her.
My cousin was nervous about being interviewed on television, but he____________to the occasion wonderfully.
You looked exhausted. I think you’ve____________more than you can handle.
A. turned on
B. taken up
C. turned up
D. taken on
Mark A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
The more tired you are, the more hard you concentrate.
A. more tired
B. you are
C. more hard
The ocean probably distinguishes the earth from other planets of the solar system, for scientists believe that large bodies of water are not existing on the other planets. (underlined part that needs correction)
C. are not existing
There were considerate amounts of money wasted on large building projects. (underlined part that needs correction)
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 sentences.
A. I regretted staying at home yesterday.
B. I regretted for staying at home yesterday.
C. I regret for staying at home yesterday.
D. I regret to stay at home yesterday.
They don’t let the workers use the office telephone for personal calls.
A. They don’t allow using the office telephone to call personal secretaries.
B. They don’t allow workers to use the office telephone.
C. The office telephone is used by workers personally.
D. They don’t let the office telephone be used for personal purpose by workers
“ You should have finished the report by now.” John told his secretary.
A. John reproached his secretary for not having finished the report.
B. John said that his secretary had not finished the report.
C. John reminded his secretary of finishing the report.
D. John scolded his secretary for not having finished the report.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or Don your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions
A. He took the food eagerly although he had eaten a lot since dawn.
B. He took the food eagerly for he had eaten nothing since dawn.
C. He had eaten nothing since dawn so that he took the food eagerly.
D. He took the food so eagerly that he had eaten nothing since dawn.
Julie had a training course in alternative medicine. She was able to help the man out of danger.
A. Much as Julie had a training course in alternative medicine, she was able to help the man out of danger.
B. Having trained in alternative medicine, Julie was able to help the man out of danger.
C. But for a training course in alternative medicine, Julie could have helped the man out of danger.
D. Despite training in alternative medicine, Julie was able to help the man out of danger.
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.
Maria and Diana are talking about the evening.
Maria: “ Thanks for the lovely evening”
A. I’m glad you enjoyed it
B. Oh, That’s right
C. No, it’s not good
D. Yes, it’s really great
Tom came late for the meeting with Barbara.
Tom: “ Sorry, I’m late. The traffic was terrible”
A. My pleasure
B. Don’t worry
C. I wish I could but I’m sorry
D. Well, let me see.
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.
Since the death of Laura’s father, her mother has become a breadwinner to support the family.
A. a person who bakes bread every morning
B. a bakery-owner
C. a person who delivers bread to make money
D. a person who goes out to work to earn money
Peter is the black sheep of the family, so he is never welcomed there. (underlined words CLOSEST in meaning with)
A. a beloved member
B. a bad and embarrassing member
C. the only child
D. the eldest child
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is OPPOSITE in meaning to each of the following questions.
The loss of his journals had caused him even more sorrow than his retirement from the military six years earlier.
As a newspaper reporter, she always wanted to get information at first hand (underlined words OPPOSITE in meaning with)
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrases that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
SPORTS IN SOCIETY
The position of sport in today’s society has changed out of all recognition. People no longer seem to think of sports as ‘just a game’ - to be watched or played for the (33) ____________of enjoyment.
Instead, it has become big business worldwide. It has become accepted practice for leading companies to provide sponsorship. TV companies pay large sums of money to screen important matches or competitions. The result has been huge rewards for athletes, some of (34) ____________are now very wealthy, particularly top footballers, golfers and tennis players. (35) ____________, it is not unusual for some athletes to receive large fees on top of their salary, for advertising products or making personal appearances.
A trend towards shorter working hours means that people generally tend to have more free time, both to watch and to take in sporting activity; sport has become a significant part of the recreation industry that we now rely (36) ____________to fill our leisure hours. Professional sport is a vital part of that industry, providing for millions of (37) ____________people all over the world.
A. In addition
C. In contrast
Read the following passage and choose A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
In many ways, the increasingly rapid pace of climate change is a direct result of the growth of the human population. In the last 100 years, the world population has more than tripled, from just under 2 billion at the beginning of the century to nearly 7 billion today. In addition, the average person uses more energy and natural resources than the average person one hundred years ago, meaning that the rates of consumption are actually much higher than just the increase in population would imply. For example, it took the world 125 years to use the first one trillion barrels of oil. The next trillion barrels will be used in less than 30 years, which is almost 5 times as fast, not three.
All of these activities: food production, energy usage, and the use of natural resources, contribute to climate change in some way. The greater amounts of oil and other fuels burned to create energy release chemicals which add to global warming. In order to produce more food, farmers cut down trees to gain more land for their fields. In addition, we cut down trees to build the houses needed for a larger population. Those trees are an essential part of controlling global warming; others are too numerous to mention.
In addition to a growing population, the world also has a population that desires a higher standard of living than in the past, and a higher standard of living requires the use of even more natural resources.
A look at one country will provide a clear example of this fact. China is the worlds most populous nation, with 1.3 billion people. Currently, the standard of living for most of those people is far below that of people in first world nations. Therefore, the average Chinese citizen uses far fewer natural resources and less energy than the average citizen of the US or Japan. But China is growing in power, and more of its citizens are beginning to expect a first world lifestyle. If every Chinese person attains a first world lifestyle, the amount of energy and natural resources needed in the world will double, even if the standard of living in every other nation on Earth remains the same as it is today.
How many years did it take the world years to use the first one trillion barrels of oil?
A. 100 years
B. 125 years
C. 30 years
D. 7 years
The word “consumption” in the passage is closest in meaning to___________.
According to the passage, which of these activities does NOT contribute to climate change in some way?
A. food production
B. energy usage
C. wild animals hunting
D. natural resources consumption
According to the passage, how does food production contribute to global warming?
A. Producing more food leads to growth in the world population.
B. Food production uses many chemicals which add to global warming.
C. Food production requires that the forests be cleared to create farmland.
D. Food production decreases the ability of the air to release heat.
According to the passage, how does the standard of living affect global warming?
A. Higher standards of living are better for the environment.
B. First world nations create less population than developing nations.
C. The use of natural resources is directly related to the standard of living.
D. High standards of living lead to increases in world population.
Read the following passage and choose the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the answer to each of the following questions.
Carnegie Hall, the famous concert hall in New York City, has again undergone a restoration. While this is not the first, it is certainly the most extensive in the building’s history. As a result of this new restoration, Carnegie Hall once again has the quality of sound that it had when it was first built. Carnegie Hall owes its existence to Andrew Carnegie, the wealthy owner of a steel company in the late 1800s. The hall was finished in 1891 and quickly gained a reputation as an excellent performing arts hall where accomplished musicians gained fame. Despite its reputation, however, the concert hall suffered from several detrimental renovations over the years. During the Great Depression, when fewer people could afford to attend performances, the directors sold part of the building to commercial businesses. As a result, a coffee shop was opened in one corner of the building, for which the builders replaced the brick and terra cotta walls with windowpanes. A renovation in 1946 seriously damaged the acoustical quality of the hall when the makers of the film Carnegie Hall cut a gaping hole in the dome of the ceiling to allow
for lights and air vents. The hole was later covered with short curtains and a fake ceiling
but the hall never sounded the same afterwards.
In 1960, the violinist Isaac Stern became involved in restoring the hall after a group of real estate
developers unveiled plans to demolish Carnegie Hall and build a high-rise office building on the site.
This threat spurred Stern to rally public support for Carnegie Hall and encourage the City of New York to buy the property. The movement was successful, and the concert hall is now owned by the city. In the current restoration, builders tested each new material for its sound qualities, and they replaced the hole in the ceiling with a dome. The builders also restored the outer walls to their original appearance and closed the coffee shop. Carnegie has never sounded better, and its prospects for the future have never looked more promising.
This passage is mainly about___________.
A. changes to Carnegie Hall
B. the appearance of Carnegie Hall
C. Carnegie Hall’s history during the Great Depression
D. damage to the ceiling in Carnegie Hall
The word “it” in the first paragraph refers to___________.
A. Carnegie Hall
B. New York City
C. a restoration
D. a plan
what major change happened to the hall in 1946?
A. The acoustic dome was damaged
B. Space in the building was sold to commercial businesses.
C. The walls were damaged in an earthquake.
D. The stage was renovated.
Who was Andrew Carnegie?
A. A violinist
B. An architect
C. A steel mill owner
D. Mayor of New York City
What was Isaac Stern’s relationship to Carnegie Hall?
A. He made the movie “Carnegie Hall” in 1946.
B. He performed on opening night in 1891.
C. He tried to save the hall, beginning in 1960.
D. He opened a coffee shop in Carnegie Hall during the Depression
which of the following is closest in meaning to the word detrimental in paragraph 2?
Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “unveiled” in paragraph 3?
How does the author seem to feel about the future of Carnegie Hall?