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: borrowed, helped, dismissed, booked
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: determine, argument, counterpart, marvelous
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
A few days ago, ____________problem arise. However, until now, we haven’t found any solutions to it yet.
Keith deserves____________in the conference for all the help she has given us.
A. to mention
This is not____________the last one we stayed in.
A. as a comfortable hotel as
B. an as comfortable hotel as
C. a as comfortable hotel as
D. as comfortable a hotel as
There are dozens of TV channels, ____________operate 24 hours a day.
B. some of which
C. some of those
D. some of them
Thirty-one people have been injured in____________incidents throughout the day.
what chemical is this? It’s____________a horrible smell.
A. giving over
B. giving off
C. giving down
D. giving up
Mary will have finished all her work ____________
A. as soon as her boss returned
B. until her boss will return
C. by the time her boss returns
D. when her boss will return
So little____________about mathematics that the lecture was beyond completely beyond me.
A. I have known
B. I knew
C. do I know
D. did I know
It is probably impossible for life to ever exist on Venus____________its intense surface heat.
D. due to
If you cannot improved sales figures this month, you will be____________sacked.
At the meeting last week, the finance director____________the figures for the previous year.
I think Trump can easily win the election. He is a man of the____________.
Overcrowded slums are often considered as breeding ground____________crime.
The military court____________ the major for failing to do his duty.
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.
A severe illness when she was just nineteen months old deprived the well- known writer and lecturer Helen Keller from both her sight and hearing.
D. from both
He didn’t know who it was and couldn’t imagine why they did it, but there must have been somebody that started the rumor which he was from London and very wealthy. (underlined part that needs correction)
It is believed that in the near future robots will be used to doing things such as cooking. (underlined part that needs correction)
A. such as
B. in the near future
C. It is believed
D. be used to doing
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. He might have told us his new address.
B. He should have told us his new address.
C. He shouldn’t have told us his new address.
D. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t tell us his new address.
She knows more about it than I do.
A. I know as much about it as she does.
B. She knows as much about it as I do.
C. I don’t know as much about it as she does.
D. She doesn’t know as much about it as I do.
“Why don’t you participate in the volunteer work in summer?”, said Sophie.
A. Sophie suggested me to participate in the volunteer work in summer.
B. Sophie asked me why not participate in the volunteer work in summer.
C. Sophie suggested my participating in the volunteer work in summer.
D. Sophie made me participate in the volunteer work in summer.
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.
A. It was until we arrived at the airport that we realized our passports were still at home.
B. We arrived at the airport and realized that our passports are still at home.
C. Not until had we arrived at the airport we realized our passports were still at home.
D. Not until we arrived at the airport did we realize that our passports were still at home.
Nam was so rude to them last night. Now he feels regretful.
A. Nam regrets to have been so rude to them last night.
B. Nam regrets having so rude to them last night.
C. Nam wishes he hadn’t been so rude to them last night.
D. Nam wishes he weren’t so rude to them last night.
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.
A. Of course not, it’s not costly
B. Thank you. My father bought it for me
C. I think so
D. No problem
- Janet: “Do you feel like going to the cinema this evening?”
- Susan: “____________’’
A. I don’t agree, I’m afraid
B. You’re welcome
C. That would be great
D. I feel very bored
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.
A. came into
B. went leisurely
C. dropped by
D. went quickly
School uniform is compulsory in most of Vietnamese schools. (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.
A. being courteous
B. being cheerful
C. being efficient
D. being late
My sister lives in Alaska, so we can only see each other once in a blue moon. (underlined words OPPOSITE in meaning with)
C. at night
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.
Clare Harrison rarely falls ill and hates going to the doctors when she does. So when she recently (33) ____________out in a painful rash down one side of her body she emailed her symptoms, (34) ____________also included a (35) ____________fever, to e-doc, the internet medical service. Two hours later she was diagnosed as having shingles (Herpes Zoster) by her online doctor, who prescribed a special cleansing solution for the rash and analgesics to help relieve the pain.
Health advice is now the second most popular topic that people search for on the internet, and online medical consultation is big business. Sites vary enormously in what they offer, with services ranging from the equivalent of a medical agony aunt to a live chat with a doctor via email. They are clearly (36) ____________a demand from people who are too busy or, in some cases, too embarrassed to discuss their medical (37) ____________with their general practitioners.
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.
Dolphins are one of the most intelligent species on the planet, which makes them a very interesting animal to scientists. In their natural habitats, dolphins use various vocalization techniques. They whistle and squeak to recognize members of their pod, identify and protect their young, and call out warnings of danger. They also make clicking sounds used for echolocation to find food and obstacles in dark and murky waters.
Amazingly, the whistling sound that the bottlenose dolphin makes has been found to have a similar pattern to human language. They always make conversational sounds when they greet each other. If you listen to dolphins’ squeaks and squeals, it will sound like they are having a conversation.
Dolphins usually use both sound and body language to communicate with each other. It is through gesture and body language, however, that most of their communication with humans comes. Dolphins can be trained to perform complicated tricks. This suggests they have a high level of intelligence and communication capacity. If they work for a long time with a trainer, they are able to recognize and understand human commands.
A lot of dolphin communication has been studied using dolphins in captive environments. These studies have been criticized because some marine biologists believe that dolphins living in aquariums or research centers cannot be considered “normal.” Even so, most believe that studying dolphin communication in captivity is useful for beginning to understand the complexity of dolphin communication. After all, dolphins are one of the most intelligent animals. Their ability to communicate is impressive and worthy of study.
What would be the most suitable title for the passage?
A. Communications in dolphins
B. Intelligent mammals in captivity
C. Dolphins’ social tendencies with humans
D. Complex patterns in dolphin life
In line 2, the word vocalization is closest in meaning to____________.
A. making gestures
B. creating words
C. producing sounds
D. closing eyes
According to paragraph 4, what do some marine biologists think about captive dolphins?
A. Their relationships are too personal with marine biologists.
B. They can’t be considered accurate subjects for biological studies.
C. They can communicate exactly the same as humans do.
D. They easily demonstrate how dolphins act in the wild.
All of the following are true about dolphin communication EXCEPT____________
A. dolphins’ squeals and squeaks sound conversational to the human ear
B. dolphins’ clicking sounds are sometimes used to greet humans
C. communication using sounds and gestures occurs between dolphins
D. body language and gestures are used for communication with humans
In line 17, the word “most” refers to ____________
A. the majority of marine biologists
B. a few bottlenose dolphins
C. a lot of bottlenose dolphins
D. the minority of marine biologists
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 43 to 50.
What does it take to graduate from university with a First?
Mark McArdle, first-class degree holder from the University of Lancaster, tells how he did it.
Don’t spend too much time at the student lounge, do turn up for most lectures and tutorials and do submit all coursework - eventually. That, I was told by a PhD student during freshers’ week, was all I needed to do to get a 2:2. For a 2:1, I’d require a better attendance record and have to work harder, but not at the expense of being cut off from civilization. And for a First I would have to become some sort of social outcast, go to even lecture and tutorial (scribbling notes madly), spend every waking moment immersed in academic books, and be among the last to be thrown out of the university library at 10 pm closing time.
Well, I did not give up my life for study. I didn’t attend every lecture and tutorial. I didn’t write down every word spoken in lectures. I didn’t get 80% or more in every essay, project, test or exam. I was usually behind with my reading and occasionally mystified by the syllabus. Sometimes I couldn’t be bothered to go to university and stayed at home instead. But I always knew where I was what I had to do and what not to bother with. And I always worked hard on the things that counted: assignments and exams.
Getting a degree is about learning, but it isn’t just about learning biology, history, English or whatever. It’s about understanding what you need to succeed - what, in fact, the university
wants from you and what you will get in return. You have to have a feel for the education market and really sell your inspirations, what does the lecturer want? what is the essay marker searching for? Some students try to offer something not wanted. Others want to give very little - they steal the thoughts of others and submit them as their own. But they all want to be rewarded. Exchange, but don’t steal, and you’ll get a degree.
I could guarantee every book on my reading list was out on long loan from the university library within five seconds of the list being issued. This was worrying at first, but I quickly learned that it was impossible to read all of the books on an average reading list anyway. I sought shortcuts. Collections of selected readings or journal articles were excellent sources that often saved me the bother of reading the original texts. References in books dragged me all over the place but with all the courses I had to do, there wasn’t enough time to be dragged too far. I would flick through the book, read the introduction,
note any summaries, look at diagrams, skim the index, and read any conclusions. I plucked out what was needed and made my escape. I revised by discarding subject areas I could not face revising, reading, compiling notes, and then condensing them onto one or two sheets of A4 for each subject area. Leading up to the exam, I would concentrate on just the condensed notes and rely on my memory to drag out the detail behind them when the time came. I didn’t practice writing exam questions, although it was recommended. I prefer to be spontaneous and open-minded. I don’t want pre-formed conclusions filling my mind.
And nor should you; there is no secret to getting a First - this is just an account of how I got my First. Be a happy student by striking the right balance between working and enjoying yourself. Take what you do seriously and do your best. And, no matter what you do don’t forget to appreciate every day of your university studies: it is one of the greatest periods of your life.
University degree classifications in the UK:
- First class
- Upper second (2:1)
- Lower second (2:2)
- Third class (3)
What is the main purpose of the passage?
A. To describe learning experience of an excellent student
B. To emphasize the importance of higher education
C. To suggest ways to deal with assignments at university
D. To point out challenges of studying at university
The PhD students who spoke to the writer____________.
A. exaggerate the need to work hard
B. succeeded in scaring the writer
C. was uncertain how to help the writer
D. thought the writer would get a First
In the third paragraph, the writer warns against____________.
A. offering money to academic staff
B. trying to second-guess lectures
C. expecting to be rewarded
D. plagiarism in essays and exams
The word “immersed” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to____________.
Why did the writer not practice writing exam questions?
A. He thought the practice was rather boring.
B. He wanted to answer exam questions critically
C. He was advised not to.
D. He thought it might prejudice staff against him.
The word “flick through” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to____________.
A. search quickly
D. read carefully
All of the following are mentioned about factors that help the writer to succeed at university EXCEPT ____________.
A. an understanding of what was required
B. regular attendance at lectures
C. selective reading
D. well-organizing revision
It can be inferred from what the write said in the last paragraph that____________ .
A. student’s top priority is to pass exams
B. teachers should set goals for students right from the first year
C. students should follow his recipe for success
D. students should make the most of being a student