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ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 239 Thời gian: 90 phút Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Please and see us some time You‘re always welcome A come to B come around C come about D come away The judge the murderer to a lifetime imprisonment A accused B convicted C sentenced D prosecuted Only in the Civil War killed or wounded A soldiers in America were B so many American soldiers were C many in America were D were so many American soldiers I have to assure myself that I the best possible decision A have leapt B have done C have made D have reached James: “What’s the matter?” - Anne: “ .” A That’s all right B Not at all C Nothing D It’s no trouble If it their encouragement, he could have given it up A had been for B hadn’t been for C wouldn’t have been for D hadn’t been It’s surprising that ex-smokers are less smokers than non-smokers A tolerant of B tolerable to C intolerant D tolerance towards “What a great haircut, Lucy!” - “ .” A Thanks It’s very kind of you to this B It’s my pleasure C Oh, yes That’s right D You think so? I think it’s a bit too short The criminal was sentenced to death because of of his crime A the severity B the complexity C a punishment D the importance 10 Tony often watches TV after his parents to bed A have gone B go C had gone D went 11 Population expansion seems to surpass the ability of the earth to meet food A the requirement of B the command of C the demand for D the necessity for 12 After years of being exposed to the sun and rain, the sign had become completely A unreadable B readable C misread D illegible 13 By the end of this month I for this company for two years A have been working B will work C will have been working D will be working 14 John paid $20 for his meal, he had thought it would cost A not much as B not so much as C less as D not so many as 15 -“Mum! I’ve got 6000 on the TOEFL test” -“ ” A Good way! B You are right C Good job! D Oh, hard luck 16 “Would you like me to get a taxi?” - “ .” A Yes, please, if it’s no bother B Well, let’s see C That would be delightful Thanks D Yes, I see 17 over long distances is a fact A That electricity transmitting B That electricity can be transmitted C That electricity D That can be transmitted 18 The discovery was a major for research workers A breakthrough B breakdown C break-in D breakout 19 John knowledge from many of his life experiences in his work A approved B accomplished C appreciated D applied 20 sheep were then used for wool A Having first domesticated for milk production B Having been first domesticated for milk production C Because they had been first domesticated for milk production D Although they had first domesticated for milk production 21 Lorie is very thin, her young sister, who is quite heavy A unlike B dissimilar to C dislike D unlikely 22 Flooding in April is an unusual in this area A occurrence B occur C occurring D occurred 23 It is a fact that form of energy A electricity being the most useful B electricity is the most useful C the most useful in electricity D electricity the most useful 24 You have a good feeling about yourself and when you volunteer A the others B other C the other D others 25 Prices of flats from a few thousand to millions of dollars A change B vary C differ D fluctuate 26 Do you think Ms Brown will for Parliament in the next election? A run B walk C sit D stand 27 Nearly all of the reporters the press conference had questions A attend/ asked B attended/ to ask C attending/ to ask D would attend/ to be asked 28 The general public a large number of computers now, because prices are beginning to decrease A must buy B must be buying C must have bought D must bought 29 I'm worried about on so much work A she taking B she takes C her to take D her taking 30 Hieroglyphics _ on the walls of caves provide scientists with important details on prehistoric man A painted B were painted C have been painted D that they painted 31 If you _ Peter, could you tell him to ring me up? A come into B come over C come across D come back 32 Where did you buy that handbag? A funny leather purple B purple funny leather C funny purple leather D leather funny purple 33 To buy this type of product, you must pay half of the money _, and pay the rest on the day of delivery A in advance B in cheque C in cash D in charge 34 The boy was sent to the police because of several that he had taken part in A set-to B set-toes C sets-to D set-tos 35 , the results couldn’t be better A No matter what he tried hard B No matter how hard he tried C Although very hard he tried D Despite how hard he tried Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest or the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress: 36 A explosion B conversion C precision D expansion 37 A dangerous B conspicuous C marvelous D numerous 38 A pioneer B engineer C reindeer D referee 39 A establish B intimidate C inheritance D illustrate 40 A malaria B eradicate C character D spectacular Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction 41 If they took their language lesson seriously, they would be able to communicate with the locals now A B C D 42 It announced today that an enquiry would be held into the collapse of a high-rise apartment block in Kuala Lumpur last week A B C D 43 I strongly object the idea of students in the final year working part-time jobs A B C D 44 The City Council is planning to take measures regarding to the noise level in the city centre A B C D 45 Neither of the men arresting as terrorists would reveal information about his group A B C D 46 When a lion gets hungry, its manner changes and it becomes threatened A B C D 47 Little he knows about the surprise that awaited him A B C D 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 48 My father couldn’t stand Tom’s behavior A My father found Tom’s behavior intolerant B My father found Tom’s behavior intolerable C My father was tolerant towards Tom’s behavior D Tom’s behavior was not tolerable 49 Cultures vary from country to country A Cultures are different in different countries B There are different cultures in one country C Culture differences are based on countries D Cultures move from one country to another 50-Nobody at all came to the meeting A There was almost nobody at the meeting B Not many people came to the meeting C Not a single person came to the meeting D Only a few people came to the meeting 51 The book costs $15,50 but I have only $14,50 A I have more than enough money to pay for the book B The book costs a little more than I have with me C I have just enough money to pay for the book D I need a few more dollars to pay for the book 52 If I hadn’t had so much work to I would have gone to the movies A Because I had to so much work I couldn’t go to the movies B I would go to the movies when I had done so much work C A lot of work couldn’t prevent me from going to the movies D I never go to the movies if I have work to 53 Despite his early retirement, he found no peace in life A Although he retired early, but he found no peace in life B His early retirement has brought him peace in life C He found no peace in life because he retired early D Early as he retired, he found no peace in life 54 Tom has the ability to be a professional musician, but he’s too lazy to practice A He is talented but he’ll never be a professional musician as he doesn’t practice B As a professional musician he is not lazy to practice music lessons C He is able to practice music lessons professionally though he is lazy D Though practicing lazily, he is a professional musician 55 David broke his leg and couldn’t play in the final A David couldn’t play in the final due to his broken leg B If David hadn’t broken his leg, he could play in the final now C If David didn’t break his leg, he could play in the final D But for his broken leg, David couldn’t have played in the final 56 Anne takes after her mother A Anne resembles her mother in action B Anne and her mother are alike C Anne looks alike her mother D Anne likes her mother very much 57 This question is even harder than the last one A The last question is not difficult B This question is the most difficult one C The last question is difficult but this one is more difficult D This question is hard but the last one is not 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 In the world today, particularly in the two most industrialized areas, North America and Europe, recycling is big news People are talking about it, practicing it, and discovering new ways to be sensitive to the environment Recycling means finding was to use products a second time The motto of the recycling movement is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" The first step is to reduce garbage In stores, a shopper has to buy products in blister packs, boxes and expensive plastic wrappings A hamburger from a fast food restaurant comes in lots of packaging: usually paper, a box, and a bag All that packaging is wasted resources People should try to buy things that are wrapped simply, and to reuse cups and utensils đồ dùng, dụng cụ Another way to reduce waste is to buy high-quality products When low quality appliances break, many customers throw them away and buy new ones - a loss of more resources and more energy For example, if a customer buys a high-quality appliance that can be easily repaired, the manufacturer receives an important message In the same way, if a customer chooses a product with less packaging, that customer sends an important message to the manufacturers To reduce garbage, the throwaway must stop The second step is to reuse It is better to buy juices and soft drinks in returnable bottles After customers, empty the bottles, they return them to the store The manufacturers of the drinks collect the bottles, wash them, and then fill them again The energy that is necessary to make new bottles is saved In some parts of the world, returning bottles for money is a common practice In those places, the garbage dumps have relatively little glass and plastic from throwaway bottles The third step is being environmentally sensitive is to recycle Spent motor oil can be cleaned and used again Aluminum cans are expensive to make It takes the same amount of energy to make one aluminum can as it does to run a color TV set for three hours When people collect and recycle aluminum (for new cans), they help save one of the world's precious resources 58 What is the main topic of the passage? A how to reduce garbage disposal B what people often understand about the term 'recycle' C what is involved in the recycling movement D how to live sensitively to the environment 59 Which is described as one of the most industrialized areas? A Europe B Asia C Middle East D South America 60 What does the word 'sensitive' in the phrase 'sensitive to the environment' mean? A cautious B logical C friendly D responding 61 People can the following to reduce waste EXCEPT A buy high-quality product B buy simply-wrapped things C reuse cups D buy fewer hamburgers 62 Why is it a waste and customers buy low-quality products? A Because people will soon throw them away B Because they have to be repaired many times C Because customers change their ideas all the time D Because they produce less energy 63 What does it mean 'Customers can vote with their wallets'? A they can choose the cheapest products B they can cast a lot to praise a producer C they can ask people to choose products with less packaging D they can tell the producers which products are good for environment by buying them 64 The word 'motto' is closest in meaning to _ A meaning B value C belief D reference 65 What best describes the process of reuse? A The bottles are collected, washed, returned and filled again B The bottles are filled again after being returned, collected and washed C The bottles are washed, retuned, filled again and collected D The bottles are collected, returned filled again and washed 66 The garbage dumps in some areas have relatively little glass and plastic because A people are ordered to return bottles B returned bottles are few C not many bottles are made of glass or plastic D each returned bottles is paid 67 The word 'practice' is closest in meaning to _ ` A drill B deed C exercise D belief 68-What are the two things mentioned as examples of recycling? A Aluminum cans and plastic wrappings B Hamburger wrappings and spent motor oil C Aluminum cans and spent motor oil D TV sets and aluminum cans 69-The energy used to make a can is the energy used to run a color TV set for hours A as much as B less than C not worth being compared to D more than 70-The word 'precious' is closest in meaning to _ A natural B substantial C first D invaluable Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the blanks From the seeds themselves to the machinery, fertilizers and pesticides - The Green Revolution regimen depend heavily on technology One (71) _ , however, depends much (72) _ on technology - organic farming Many organic farmers use machinery, but (73) _ chemical fertilizersor pesticides (74) _ chemical soil enrichers, they use animal manure and plant parts not used as food -,natural,organic fertilizers that are clearly a renewable (75) _ Organic farmers also use alternatives for pesticides; for example they may rely (76) _ natural predators of certain insect pests (77) _ the need arises, they can buy the eggs and larvae of these natural predators and introduce them into their crop fields They use (78) _ techniques to control pests as well, like planting certain crops together because one crop repels the other's pests Organic farmers not need a lot of land; (79) _ organic farming is perfectly (80) _ to small farms and is relatively inexpensive Finally, many organic farmers' average yields compare favorably with other farmers' yields 71 A alternative B alternate C alteration D alternation 72 A more B less C better D worse 73 A also B for C not D all 74 A In spite of B On account of C In favour of D Instead of 75 A resource B source C matter D substance 76 A of B to C on D in 77 A Then B If C Because D Though 78 A others B another C the others D other 79 A instead B in one way C on one hand D in fact 80 A suitable B open C likely D suited -THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 235 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút Blacken 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 The more a boxer fights, the higher the chance that she will get brain damage A There is a high chance that a boxer will become brain- damaged when she fights B Boxers have a higher chance of getting brain damage than other people, as they fight more C The boxers that fight too often are the only one at risk of having their brains damaged D The risk of a boxer’s brain being damaged increases with the number of his or her fights In my whole life, nothing has fascinated me as much as woodcarving has been doing recently A Woodcarving is such a fascinating activity that, for the first time in my life, I am actually enjoying doing something B I am glad that I have taken up woodcarving, since nothing before has attracted my interest so much C I have never been as interested in anything before as I am now in woodcarving D I’m really interested in woodcarving, and in fact I have rarely been as happy doing anything as I am doing it There is, in fact, less alcohol in beer than there is in wine, though the former’s taste is more bitter A Beer tastes much more bitter than wine because of its lower alcohol content B Despite tasting less bitter, wine actually contains a higher amount of alcohol than beer does C Although beer is not as good-tasting as wine, it is just as full of alcohol D The more bitter taste of beer as compared with wine indicates that the former does not have as much alcohol as the latter The likelihood of suffering a heart attack rises as one becomes increasingly obese A Anyone who is obese is likely to experience a heart attack at any time B Heart attacks are happening more and more often, and most of the sufferers are obese C Obesity results in only a slight increase in the probability of having a heart attack D The more obese one is, the higher the chances for heart attack become This book is probably the most boring one that I have ever read A I would never have guessed that the book would be so terribly dull B Many other books that I have ever read have been as uninteresting as this one C It’s very likely that every other book I have ever read in my life is more interesting than this one D A number of books are supposedly as boring as this one, but I have not read any of them Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from other words A honest B home C vehicles D heiress A youths B maps C cigarettes D months A hole B nose C lost D only A thorough B without C although D mouths 10 A permission B ship C decision D inversion Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from other words 11 A escape B lotion C prefer D review 12 A discourage B document C general D politics 13 A assure B behind C grateful D regrets 14 A appointment B argument C arrival D enjoyment 15 A accommodate B appreciate C accessory D competition 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 The Native American peoples of the north Pacific Coast created a highly complex maritime culture as they invented modes of production unique to their special environment In addition to their sophisticated technical culture, they also attained one of the most complex social organizations of any nonagricultural people in the world In a division of labor similar to that of the hunting peoples in the interior and among foraging peoples throughout the world, the men did most of the fishing, and the women processed the catch Women also specialized in the gathering of the abundant shellfish that lived closer to shore They collected oysters, crabs, sea urchins, mussels, abalone, and clams, which they could gather while remaining close to their children The maritime life harvested by the women not only provided food, but also supplied more of the raw materials for making tools than did fish gathered by the men Of particular importance for the native tool than did the fish gathered by the men Of particular made from the larger mussel shells, and a variety of cutting edges that could be made from other marine shells The women used their tools to process all of the fish and marine mammals brought in by the men They cleaned the fish, and dried vast quantities of them for the winter They sun-dried fish when practical, but in the rainy climate of the coastal area they also used smokehouses to preserve tons of fish and other seafood annually Each product had its own peculiar characteristics that demanded a particular way of cutting or drying the meat, and each task required its own cutting blades and other utensils After drying the fish, the women pounded some of them into fish meal, which was an easily transported food used in soups, stews, or other dishes to provide protein and thickening in the absence of fresh fish or while on long trips The women also made a cheese-like substance from a mixture of fish and roe by aging it in storehouses or by burying it in wooden boxes or pits lined with rocks and tree leaves 16 Which aspect of the lives of the Native Americans of the north Pacific Coast does the passage mainly discuss? A Methods of food preservation B How diet was restricted by the environment C The contributions of women to the food supply D Difficulties in establishing successful farms 17 The word “unique” in line is closest in meaning to A comprehensible B productive C intentional D particular 18 The word “attained” in line is closest in meaning to A achieved B modified C demanded D spread 19 It can be inferred from paragraph that the social organization of many agricultural peoples is A more complex than that of hunters and foragers B less efficient than that of hunters and foragers C more widespread than that of hunters and foragers D better documented than that of hunters and foragers 20 According to the passage, what is true of the “division of labor” mentioned in line 5? A It was first developed by Native Americans of the north Pacific Coast B It rarely existed among hunting C It was a structure that the Native Americans of the north Pacific Coast shared with many other peoples D It provided a form of social organization that was found mainly among coastal peoples 21 The word “abundant” in line is closest in meaning to A prosperous B plentiful C acceptable D fundamental 22 All of the following are true of the north Pacific coast women EXCEPT that they _ A were more likely to catch shellfish than other kinds of fish B contributed more materials for tool making than the men did C sometimes searched for food far inland from the coast D prepared and preserved the fish 23 The word “They” in line 16 refers to A women B tools C mammals D men 24 The Native Americans of the north Pacific Coast used smokehouses in order to A store utensils used in food preparation B prevent fish and shellfish from spoiling C have a place to store fish and shellfish D prepare elaborate meals 25 The word “peculiar” in line 19 is closest in meaning to _ A strange B distinctive C appealing D biological 26 All of following are true of the cheese-like substance mentioned in paragraph EXCEPT that it was A made from fish B not actually cheese C useful on long journeys D made in a short period of time Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct: 27 Each chemical element is characterized to the number of protons that an atom of that element contains, called its atomic number A B C D 28 From 1905 to 1920, American novelist Edith Wharton was at the height of her writing career, publishing of her three most famous novels A B C D 29 Although pure diamond is colorless and transparent, when contaminated with other material it may appear in various color, ranging from Pastels to opaque black AB C D 30 In the 1970’s, consumer activities succeeded in promoting laws that set safety standard for automobiles, children ‘s clothing, and a widely range of household products A B CD 31 Zoos in New Orleans, San Diego, and the Bronx have become biological parks where animals roams free and people watch them across a moat A B C D 32 In human beings, as in other mammal, hairs around the eyes and ears and in the nose, prevent dust, insects, and other matter from entering the organs A B C D 33 Because of its vast tracts of virtually uninhabited northern forest, Canada has one of the lowest population density in the world A B C D 34 Rice, which it still forms the staple diet of much of the world’s population grows best in hot, wet lands A B C D 35 Electric lamps came into widespread use during the early 1900’s and have replaced other type of fat, gas or oil lamps for almost even purpose A B C D 36 Dinosaurs are traditionally classified as cold- blooded reptiles, but recent evidence based on eating habits, posture, and skeletal structural suggests some may have been warm-blooded A B C D Choose A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences 37 The cast several times and then left the stage to wild applause A bowed B ducked C crouched D stooped 38 The pilot spoke to the passengers to their fears when the plane entered a storm A allay B deter C soothe D placate 36 Then he started out on what to be a very eventful journey A proved B arose C turned D developed 37 I think you are being pessimistic and that you’ll better than you expect A additionally B abundantly C unduly D worthlessly 38 She often appears not to care about her work, but appearance can be A cunning B deceitful C deceptive D insincere 39 In to them, it wasn’t their fault that the party went so badly A fairness B justice C recognition D sympathy 40 Peter isn’t keen on exercise, but he isn’t to the occasional walk A averse B unwilling C reluctant D contrary 41 It is difficult to decide on the best of action in these circumstances A measure B course C process D policy 42 He has been with the company for 35 years, but the management has now decided to with his services A discard B dispense C disuse D dismiss 43 Richard is to give up immediately when faced with any problems A habitual B subject C susceptible D apt 44 With the exception of mercury, at standard temperature and pressure A The metallic elements are solid B which is a solid metallic element C metallic elements being sold D since the metallic elements are solid 45 The computer has dramatically affected photographic lenses are constructed A is the way B that the way C which way D the way 46 In bacteria and in other organisms, is the nucleic acid DNA that provides the genetic information A both B which C and D it 47 Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster , so we see the lightning before we hear the thunder A than sounds waves B than sound waves are C than sound waves D sound waves 48 Richard Wright enjoyed success and influences among Black American writers of his eras A were paralleled B are unparalleled C unparalleled D the unparalleled 49 kind of organization throughout the world uses computers to conduct business, A Virtually all B Virtually every C Nearly most D Nearly all 50 One of the first exercises in math class is measure the radius of a circle A to learn and B learning to C learn to D to learn how to 51 Which sentence is grammatically true? A born in the mid- to late-1980s and the 1990s, children have been labeled the “Internet Generation”: the first generation growing up in a world where the Internet was always present B born in the mid- to late-1980s and the 1990s, they have labeled the “Internet Generation”: the first generation to grow up in a world where the Internet was always present C Being born in the mid- to late-1980s and the 1990s, children have been labeled the “Internet Generation”: the first generation to grow up in a world where the Internet was always present D born in the mid- to late-1980s and the 1990s, children have been labeled the “Internet Generation”: the first generation to grow up in a world where the Internet was always present 52 in most of this discourse about the Internet Generation and its transformative potential is the continued presence and influence of adults in the larger digital landscape inhabited by young people A Neglecting B Having neglected C Neglected D Being neglected 53 The present experiment explored the relationship between academic confidence and performance within a college setting both self-ratings and peer-ratings A uses B by use C used D using 54 Finally, this experiment measured evaluations of confidence and performance as rated by participants' peers, a multi-trait multi-method matrix A yield B yielded C yielding D yields 55 We explored the caves enthusiastically, A Jim acted like an experienced guider B acting Jim like an experienced guider C Jim acting as an experienced guider D Jim acted as an experienced guider Read the following newspaper article about an expedition and answer questions 45 – 50 There are very few big adventures left and very few heroes Children's stories used to specialize in them – courageous explorers with sun-burnt, leathery skin and eyes narrowed by straining to see into far horizons on their journeys into the unknown These days you no longer find such people in fiction, let alone in real life Or so I thought until I met Charles Blackmore Blakemore’s great adventure consisted of leading an expedition across one of the last unexplored places on earth, the Taklamakan Desert in western China Its name means `once entered you never come out', but local people call it the Desert of Death He recalled the dangers and exhilaration of that amazing trek, in the calm atmosphere of his family home The team he led was composed of four Britons (one of them the party' s medical officer), an American photographer, four Chinese (all experts on the area), 30 camels and six camel handlers It later turned out that the camel handlers had never worked with camels before, but were long-distance lorry drivers: a misunderstanding that could have cost everyone their lives and certainly jeopardized the expedition's success This mixed bunch set out to cross 1,200 kilometres of the world's least hospitable desert and Charles Blackmore has written a mesmerizing account of their journey At the time, he was about to leave the Army after 14 happy years He launched the expedition for fun, to fill a gap in his life, to prove something `I had always assumed I'd spend my whole life in the Army I had been offered promotion but suddenly I felt I wanted to see who Charles Blackmore really was, outside all that It was a tremendous gamble Tina, my wife, was very worried that I wouldn't come back as nobody had ever done that route; we went into it blind In the event, it took 59 days to cross from west to east, and the desert was very kind to us.' Anyone reading his extraordinary account of that crossing will wonder at the use of the word `kind' The team suffered unspeakable hardships: dysentery; extremes of temperature; severe thirst and dehydration; the loss of part of their precious water supply `But', Blackmore explains, `when we were at the limits of our own endurance and the camels had gone without water for seven days, we managed to find some We didn't experience the Taklamakan's legendary sandstorms And we never hit the raw, biting desert cold that would have totally immobilized us That's not to say that we weren't fighting against hurdles the whole time The fine sand got into everything, especially blisters and wounds The high dunes were torture to climb, for us and for the heavily laden camels, which often rolled over onto us `What drove me on more than anything else was the need to survive We had no contingency plan Neither our budget nor time allowed one No aircraft ever flew over us Once we got into the sand-hills we were completely on our own `I knew I had the mental stamina for the trip but I was very scared of my physical ability to it I remember day one — we sat at the edge of the desert and it was such an inferno that you couldn't breathe I thought, "We've got to it now!" At that moment I was a very scared man.' If it was like that at the beginning, how did they feel towards the end? `When you've walked for 1,000 kilometers you're not going to duck out You've endured so much; you've got so much behind you We were very thin, but very muscular and sinewy despite our physical exhaustion My body was well-toned and my legs were like pistons I could walk over anything.' Midway through the book, Blackmore went on to describe lying in the desert gazing up at a full moon, thinking of his family How conscious was he of the ordeal it must have been for them? Inside me there's someone trying to find peace with himself When I have doubts about myself now, I go back to the image of the desert and think, well, we managed to pull that together As a personal achievement, I feel prouder of that expedition than of anything else I've done Yet in terms of a lifetime's achievement, I think of my family and the happiness we share —against that yardstick, the desert does not measure up, does not compare.' Has Charles Blackmore found peace? `I yearn for the challenge — for the open spaces —the resolve of it all We were buoyed up by the sense of purpose I find it difficult now to be part of the uniformity of modem life.' 56 Meeting Charles Blackmore changed the writer’s opinion about A the content of children’s fiction B the nature of desert exploration C the existence of traditional heroes D the activities of explorers 57 When the expedition members set off, some of the group A posed an unexpected risk B disagreed with each other C were doubtful of success D went on ahead of the others 58 Blackmore had decided to set up the expedition because A he was certain he could complete B he wanted to write a book C his aims in life had changed D his self-confidence was low 59 Which of the following best describes the team’s experience of the desert? A They were not able to have enough rest B It presented continual difficulties C They sometimes could not make any progress at all D It was worse than they had expected 60 Which of the following did Blackmore experience during the trip? A frustration at the lack of funding B regret about the lack of planning C realization that they would receive no help D fear that he would let his companions down 61 According to Blackmore, what enabled him to finish the expedition? A his strength of will B his physical preparation C his closeness to his family D his understanding of the desert 62 What put the expedition's success in jeopardy was A Charles Blackmore’s underestimating the danger level of the adventure B His destination was of the world's least hospitable deserts C Charles Blackmore mistook long- distance lorry drivers for camel handlers D Charles Blackmore’s mesmerizing account of their journey 63 After 14 happy years in the army, before leaving it; Charles Blackmore launched the expedition with the purpose _ A to find something of exhilaration B to assert himself C to prove some meaning of his life D to fulfill some empty moments in his life 64 The word inferno in the passage is in the closest meaning to A heaven B bottomless pit C hell D overworld 65 By saying ‘We were buoyed up by the sense of purpose.’ Charles Blackmore implies that A They were saved from despair by their purpose B They were rescued from drowning by the sense of purpose C They were defended by the sense of purpose D the sense of purpose is something for them to cling on to find something out of ordinary Circle a letter A, B, C or D that best fits each numbered gap: Oxford is a city with such a (66) reputation that many who come here find themselves intimidated by the place and can’t wait to leave While others, taking to it like a (67)to water Find themselves return again and again, the college lawns provide a gorgeous (68) to serious study, and in the light night, on a sunny winter’s morning says, one feels as if one is (69) on air, such is the sense of unreality Oxford may like to (70) that it is at the intellectual (71) of things but in many ways , it is no more than a sleepy (72) where to mix metaphors, transitory students, the (73) their generation, wait in the (74) allowing their talents to (75) before moving off into the industrial or political (76) Much of this is a myth, of course Hardship and hard work are very much part and (77) of student life The (78) get through the three years’ hard (79) by simply putting their shoulders to the (80) before going on to fairly average jobs Only for the tiny minority is Oxford the first step on the ladder to fame and future 66 A mind- blowing B clearheaded C backhanded D broken- hearted 67 A fish B duck C boat D swimmer 68 A backdrop B curtain C scene D screen 69 A flying B gliding C floating D swimming 70 A pretend B act C resemble D produce 71 A wheel B engine C spoke D hub 72 A backwater B stream C tributary D watershed 73 A from B cream C fat D caviar 74 A pavilion B dressing- room C wings D foyer 75 A flourish B open C spread D float 76 A beak B abattoir C dead-end D fast-lane 77 A package B section C province D parcel 78 A level- headed B hot- headed C hot- blooded D kind-hearted 79 A push B pull C grind D roughage 80 A cart B wheel C engine D boat THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 236 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other three in each of the following questions Question 1: A apple B absent C applicant D any Question 2: A thread B breath C break D tread 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 Question 3: A colloquial B however C collision D fellowship Question 4: A deficiency B definite C delicacy D deference Question 5: A individual B extinction C opposition D universal Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 6: Since Elgin was fired from the university, he has been forced to work in the market to earn his A wage B debt C livelihood D poverty Question 7: Policemen are sometimes on at night A force B alert C cover D patrol Question 8: We bought some A German lovely old glasses C German old lovely glasses B lovely old German glasses D old lovely German glasses Question 9: “How you do?” – “ ” A I’m very fine, thanks! B With my brother C Thanks to my mother! D How you do? Question 10: The school principle that all students hand in their mobile phones to teachers during school hours A strongly advised B urgently asked C firmly told D firmly insisted Question 11: Tom doesn’t know much about computing his brother is an expert at it A however B whereas C therefore D in contrast Question 12: This is the third time James the volunteer program to the village A joins B joined C has joined D has been joining Question 13: Don’t the kettle; it’s still hot A touch B feel C look D taste Question 14: “Well, I hope you enjoyed your meal.” – “ ” A Oh, absolutely delicious B No problem C Yes, that’s very interesting D Yeah, that’s right Question 15: George won five medals at the competition His parents very proud of him A can’t be B can’t have C must have been D could have been Question 16: John hasn’t studied hard this year, so, in the last couple of months, he’s had to work _ just to catch up A vaguely B randomly C barely D intensely Question 17: Deborah is going to take extra lessons to _ what she missed when she was away A catch up on B put up with C cut down on D take up with Question 18: The baby does nothing but all day A to sleep and to eat B to sleep and eat C sleep and eat D sleeping and eating Question 19: “Excuse me! I’m looking for the library.” – “ ” A Where’re your eyes? It’s in front of you B Look no further! C Find it yourself I’m busy D Oh, nice to meet you Question 20: The criminal knows the of successful robberies A trash and treasure B part and parcel C ins and outs D close all Question 21: “Do you have a minute, Dr Keith?” – “ ” A Sorry, I haven’t got it here B Well I’m not sure when C Good, I hope so D Sure What’s problem? Question 22: She went to college to study history, but changed and is now a doctor A for a better B horses in midstream C her tune D hands Question 23: She had an crisis when she was sixteen A identity B image C inclination D implication Question 24: You don’t have to worry We still have time A plenty of B lot C little D a wide range of Question 25: Do you feel I was too friendly the applicants A with B at C on D across Question 26: “Follow me” a very popular English teaching program on television in the 80s A used to be B was used to C was used to being D used as Question 27: I’m the only person here who went to state school, ? A am I? B aren’t I C I D didn’t I? Question 28: “Goodbye, Susie!” – “ .” A So so B The same C So long D Yeah Question 29: is the money given by an organization to pay for someone’s studies A scholarship B scholar C scholarly D school Question 30: “You stepped on my toes!” – “ ” A Are you sure? It’s understandable C I’m sorry but I meant it B Really? I’m glad D I’m terribly sorry I didn’t mean it Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions Question 31: I hope to have the privilege of working with them again A honor B advantage C favor D right Question 32: Everything was in a thorough mess A utter B full C complete D appalling Question 33: The service station at Shiel Bridge has a good range of groceries A coach station B railway station C power station D petrol station Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs corrections in each of the following questions 34 The decrease of the infant mortality rate is the results of better health care services A of B is C of better D services 35 All junk food, especially those sold at the canteen, should be avoided A especially B those C at D should 36 I was sure that some players had taken the money, even though they all denied A that B taken C though D denied 37 With tears in our eyes, we watched her train slowly depart the platform A With B in C slowly D depart 38 Her family had great difficulty to get her transferred to another hospital A difficulty B to get C transferred D another Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions Question 39: His extravagant ideas were never brought to fruition A impressive B exaggerated C unacceptable D practical Question 40: This shouldn’t be too taxing for you A comfortable B demanding C easy D relaxing Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the following blanks People’s personalities (46) considerably from one another as there are no two alike Our ingrained characteristics which (47) the patterns of our behavior, our reactions and temperaments are unparalleled on (48) of the diversified processes that (49) _ our personality in the earliest (50) of human development Some traits of character may, to some (51) , be hereditary stimulating the attributes that (52) _ our parents Others may stem from the conditions experienced during pregnancy and infancy in this way reflecting the parents’ approach towards (53) _ their offspring Consequently, the environmental factor (54) _ a crucial role in strengthening or eliminating behavioral systems making an individual more prone to comfort to the patterns that (55) a prize Question 41: A distinguish B coverage C differentiate D vary Question 42: A denote B resolve C inflict D determine Question 43: A account B means C token D event Question 44: A mould B design C conceive D fabricate Question 45: A states B instants C stages D terms Question 46: A scope B area C extent D length Question 47: A pertain B recognize C associate D identify Question 48: A breeding B rearing C growing D yielding Question 49: A makes B does C finds D plays Question 50: A yearn B deserve C wish D necessitate 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 following questions One of the most important social developments that helped to make possible a shift in thinking about the role of public education was the effect of the baby boom of the 1950's and 1960's on the schools In the 1920's, but especially in the Depression conditions of the 1930's, the United States experienced a declining birth rate – every thousand women aged fifteen to forty-four gave birth to about 118 live children in 1920, 89.2 in 1930, 75.8 in 1936, and 80 in 1940 With the growing prosperity brought on by the Second World War and the economic boom that followed it, young people married and established households earlier and began to raise larger families than had their predecessors during the Depression Birth rates rose to 102 per thousand in 1946, 106.2 in 1950, and 118 in 1955 Although economics was probably the most important determinant, it is not the only explanation for the baby boom The increased value placed on the idea of the family also helps to explain this rise in birth rates The baby boomers began streaming into the first grade by the mid-1940's and became a flood by 1950 The public school system suddenly found itself overtaxed While the number of schoolchildren rose because of wartime and postwar conditions, these same conditions made the schools even less prepared to cope with the flood The wartime economy meant that few new schools were built between 1940 and 1945 Moreover, during the war and in the boom times that followed large numbers of teachers left their profession for better-paying jobs elsewhere in the economy Therefore, in the 1950's and 1960's, the baby boom hit an antiquated and inadequate school system Consequently, the "custodial rhetoric" of the 1930's and early 1940's no longer made sense; that is, keeping youths aged sixteen and older out of the labor market by keeping them in school could no longer be a high priority for an institution unable to find space and staff to teach younger children aged five to sixteen With the baby boom, the focus of educators and of laymen interested in education inevitably turned toward the lower grades and back to basic academic skills and discipline The system no longer had much interest in offering nontraditional, new, and extra services to older youths Question 51: What does the passage mainly discuss? A The teaching profession during the baby boom B Birth rates in the United States in the 1930's and 1940 C The impact of the baby boom on public education D The role of the family in the 1950's and 1960's Question 52: The word "it" in line refers to A 1950 B economics C the baby boom D value Question 53: The word "overtaxed" in line 13 is closest in meaning to A well prepared B heavily burdened C plentifully supplied D charged too much Question 54: The public school of the 1950's and 1960's faced all of the following problems EXCEPT A a declining number of students C a shortage of teachers B old-fashioned facilities D an inadequate number of school buildings Question 55: According to the passage, why did teachers leave the teaching profession after the outbreak of the war? A They needed to be retrained B They were dissatisfied with the curriculum C Other jobs provided higher salaries D Teaching positions were scarce Question 56: The word "inadequate" in line 17 is closest in meaning to A deficient B expanded C innovative D specialized Question 57: The "custodial rhetoric" mentioned in line 18 refers to A raising a family C running an orderly house hold B keeping older individuals in school D maintaining discipline in the classroom Question 58: The word "inevitably" in line 22 is closest in meaning to A unwillingly B impartially C irrationally D unavoidably Question 59: Where in the passage does the author refer to the attitude of Americans toward raising a family in the 1950's and 1960's? A Lines 1-2 B Lines 9-10 C Lines 17-18 D Lines 20-21 Question 60: Which of the following best characterizes the organization of the passage? A The second paragraph presents the effect of circumstances described in the first paragraph B The second paragraph provides a fictional account to illustrate a problem presented in the first paragraph C The second paragraph argues against a point made in the first paragraph D The second paragraph introduces a problem not mentioned in the first paragraph Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word(s) for each of the following blanks Before the mid-nineteenth century, people in the United States ate most foods only in season Drying, smoking, and salting could preserve meat for a short time, but the availability of fresh meat, like that of fresh milk, was very limited; there was no way to prevent spoilage But in 1810, a French inventor named Nicolas Appert developed the cooking-and-sealing process of canning And in the 1850's an American named Gail Borden developed a means of condensing and preserving milk Canned goods and condensed milk became more common during the 1860's, but supplies remained low because cans had to be made by hand By 1880, however, inventors had fashioned stamping and soldering machines that mass-produced cans from tinplate Suddenly all kinds of food could be preserved and bought at all times of the year Other trends and inventions had also helped make it possible for Americans to vary their daily diets Growing urban populations created demand that encouraged fruit and vegetable farmers to raise more produce Railroad refrigerator cars enabled growers and meat packers to ship perishables great distances and to preserve them for longer periods Thus, by the 1890's, northern city dwellers could enjoy southern and western strawberries, grapes, and tomatoes, previously available for a month at most, for up to six months of the year In addition, increased use of iceboxes enabled families to store perishables An easy means of producing ice commercially had been invented in the 1870's, and by 1900 the nation had more than two thousand commercial ice plants, most of which made home deliveries The icebox became a fixture in most homes and remained so until the mechanized refrigerator replaced it in the 1920's and 1930's Almost everyone now had a more diversified diet Some people continued to eat mainly foods that were heavy in starches or carbohydrates, and not everyone could afford meat Nevertheless, many families could take advantage of previously unavailable fruits, vegetables, and dairy products to achieve more varied fare Question 61: What does the passage mainly discuss? A Causes of food spoilage C Inventions that led to changes in the American diet B Commercial production of ice D Population movements in the nineteenth century Question 62: The phrase "in season" in line refers to A a kind of weather B a particular time of year C an official schedule D a method of flavoring food Question 63: The word "prevent" in line is closest in meaning to A estimate B avoid C correct D confined Question 64: During the 1860's, canned food products were A unavailable in rural areas C available in limited quantities B shipped in refrigerator cars D a staple part of the American diet Question 65: It can be inferred that railroad refrigerator cars came into use A before 1860 B before 1890 C after 1900 D after 1920 Question 66: The word "them" in line 13 refers to A refrigerator cars B perishables C growers D distances Question 67: The author implies that in the 1920's and 1930's home deliveries of ice A decreased in number C increased in cost B were on an irregular schedule D occurred only in the summer Question 68: The word "Nevertheless" in line 24 is closest in meaning to A therefore B before C occasionally D however Question 69: Which of the following types of food preservation was NOT mentioned in the passage? A Drying B Canning C Cold storage D Chemical additives Question 70: Which of the following statements is supported by the passage? A Tin cans and iceboxes helped to make many foods more widely available B Commercial ice factories were developed by railroad owners C Most farmers in the United States raised only fruits and vegetables D People who lived in cities demanded home delivery of foods Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the original sentence Question 71: Sam speaks Chinese well and his Japanese is good, too A Sam is good at either Chinese or Japanese B Not only Chinese but also Japanese Sam is good at C Not only does Sam speak Chinese but also Japanese D Sam not only speaks Chinese well but also is good at Japanese Question 72: It’s a bad line Do you want me to give you a ring later? A Can I call you later? B I would like to give you a ring as a present C Would you like to become my wife? D Can I give the ring back to you later? Question 73: Had she read the reference books, she would have been able to finish the test A If she had read the reference books, she could finish the test B Not having read the reference books, she couldn’t finish the test C Although she didn’t read the reference books, she was able to finish the test D Because she read the reference books, she was able to finish the test Question 74: Housewives not have to spend a lot of time doing housework any more A Housework will never be done by housewives any more B Housewives have to spend more and more time to housework C Never have housewives spent as much time doing housework as they now D No longer housewives have to spend a lot of time doing housework Question 75: They would be a bit happier with more guests A If more guests came, they would feel happier B More guests made them happy C They were sad because no one came D They made their guests a bit happier Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is made up from the given words Question 76: remember / lock / door / go out A You remember to lock the door before you go out B Remember locking the door before going out C Remember to lock the door before going out D Remember to lock the door before you going out Question 77: this class / twice/ girls / boys / there A In this class, there are twice more girls than boys B In this class, girls are twice more than boys C In this class, there are twice as many girls as boys D In this class, there are twice as much girls as boys Question 78: like / sit / next / he / whenever / window / plane / he A He likes sitting next to the window whenever he is on the plane B He likes to sit next to the window whenever he is on the plane C He likes sit next to the window whenever he is on the plane D He likes to sit next to the window whenever he is out the plane Question 79: party / be / much / interest / than / I expect A The party was much more interesting than I expect B The party was much more interesting than I had expected C The party was much interesting than I had expected D The party was much more interested than I had expected Question 80: It / be / big decision / choose / university A It is big decision to choose a university B It is a big decision of choosing the university C It is a big decision to choose a university D It is a big decision in choosing a university THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 238 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút 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 1: Many scientists agree that global warming poses great threats to all species on Earth A annoyances B risks C irritations D fears Question 2: The works of such men as the English philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes helped pave the way for academic freedom in the modern sense A initiate B lighten C terminate D prevent Question 3: E-cash cards are the main means of all transactions in a cashless society A cash-free B cash-starved C cash-strapped D cash-in-hand 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 the primary stress in each of the following questions Question 4: A hesitation B economics C calculation D curriculum Question 5: A constructive B national C essential D commercial Question 6: A cancel B remove C copy D notice 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 7: Population growth rates vary among regions and even among countries within the same region A fluctuate B stay unchanged C restrain D remain unstable Question 8: In some countries, the disease burden could be prevented through environmental improvements A something to suffer B something sad C something to entertain D something enjoyable 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 9: A invent B tennis C medicine D species Question 10: A particular B superstar C part D harvest Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to the sentence given in each of the following questions Question 11: “I would be grateful if you could send me further details of the job,” he said to me A He politely asked me to send him further details of the job B He thanked me for sending him further details of the job C He flattered me because I sent him further details of the job D He felt great because further details of the job had been sent to him Question 12: “Why don’t we wear sunglasses?” our grandpa would say when we went out on bright sunny days A Our grandpa asked us why we did not wear sunglasses when going out on bright sunny days B Our grandpa reminded ous of going out with sunglasses on bright sunny days C Our grandpa would warn us against wearing sunglasses on bright sunny days D Our grandpa used to suggest wearing sunglasses when we went out on bright sunny days Question 13: David was narrowly defeated and blew his own chance of becoming a champion A But for his title as the former champion, David would not have defeated his rivals B As a result of his narrow defeat, David did not win the championship C Losing the championship came as a terrible blow to David D In spite of the narrow defeat, David won the championship Question 14: People say that Mr Goldman gave nearly a million pounds to charity last year A Nearly a million pounds was said to have been given to charity by Mr Goldman last year B Mr Goldman was said to have given nearly a million pounds to charity last year C Mr Goldman is said to have given nearly a million pounds to charity last year D Nearly a million pounds is said to be given to charity by Mr Goldman last year Question 15: I am sure he did not know that his brother graduated with flying colors A He cannot have known that his brother graduated with very high marks B He may not know that his brother is flying gradually up in a colorful balloon C That his brother graduated with flying colors must have been appreciated by him D He should not have been envious of his brother’s achievement Question 16: If you had stuck to what we originally agreed on, everything would have been fine A If you had not kept to what was originally agreed on, everything would have been fine B As you fulfilled the original contract, things went wrong C Things went wrong because you violated our original agreement D If you had changed our original agreement, everything would have been fine Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 17 to 26 In “Cerealizing America”, Scott Bruce and Bill Crawford remark that the cereal industry uses 816 million pounds of sugar per year Americans buy 2.7 billion packages of breakfast cereal each year If (17) _ end to end, the empty cereal boxes from one year’s consumption would (18) _ to the moon and back One point three (1.3) million advertisements for cereal are broadcast on American television every year at a(n) (19) _ of $762 million for airtime Only automobile manufacturers spend more money on television advertising than the makers of breakfast cereal (20) _ of the boxed cereals found in supermarkets contain large amounts of sugar and some contain more than 50% sugar Cereal manufacturers are very clever in their marketing, making many cereals appear much healthier than they really are by “fortifying” them with vitamins and minerals Oh, (21) _ - you now have vitamin-fortified sugar! Before you eat any cereal, read the ingredient list and see how (22) _ sugar appears on the ingredient list Then check the “Nutrition facts” panel There are actually only a small handful of national commercially-branded cereals that are made (23) _ whole grains and are sugar-free If you shop at a health food store instead of your local supermarket, you (24) _ to find a healthy, whole grain, sugar-free (or very low sugar) cereal But (25) _! Some of the health food store boxed cereals are sweetened with fruit juice or fructose Although this may be an improvement (26) refined white sugar, this can really skyrocket the calories (From “Foods That Burn Fat, Foods That Turn to Fat” by Tom Ventulo) Question 17: A to lay B laying C lay D laid Question 18: A reach B prolong C stretch D contact Question 19: A charge B everage C cost D expense Question 20: A Most B Mostly C Almost D Furthermost Question 21: A charming B lovely C gorgeous D beautiful Question 22: A tall B large C high D many Question 23: A by B from C at D in Question 24: A are more likelier B are much more likely C would be able D could more or less Question 25: A see through B keep alert C watch out D look up Question 26: A at B from C with D on 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 27 to 36 New surveys suggest that the technological tools we use to make our lives easier are killing our leisure time We are working longer hours, taking fewer and shorter vacations (and when we go away, we take our cell phones, PDAs, and laptops along) And, we are more stressed than ever as increased use of e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, and the Internet is destroying any idea of privacy and leisure Since the Industrial Revolution, people have assumed that new labor-saving devices would free them from the burdens of the workplace and give them more time to grow intellectually, creatively, and socially – exploring the arts, keeping up with current events, spending more time with friends and family, and even just ‘goofing off’ But here we are at the start of the 21st century, enjoying one of the greatest technological boom times in human history, and nothing could be further from the truth The very tools that were supposed to liberate us have bound us to our work and study in ways that were inconceivable just a few years ago It would seem that technology almost never does what we expect In ‘the old days’, the lines between work and leisure time were markedly clearer People left their offices at a predictable time, were often completely disconnected from and out of touch with their jobs as they traveled to and from work, and were off-duty once they were home That is no longer true In today’s highly competitive job market, employers demand increased productivity, expecting workers to put in longer hours and to keep in touch almost constantly via fax, cell phones, e-mail, or other communications devices As a result, employees feel the need to check in on what is going on at the office, even on days off They feel pressured to work after hours just to catch up on everything they have to Workers work harder and longer, change their work tasks more frequently, and have more and more reasons to worry about job security Bosses, colleagues, family members, lovers, and friends expect instant responses to voice mail and e-mail messages Even college students have become bound to their desks by an environment in which faculty, friends, and other members of the college community increasingly their work online Studies of time spent on instant messaging services would probably show staggering use This is not what technology was supposed to be doing for us New technologies, from genetic research to the Internet, offer all sorts of benefits and opportunities But, when new tools make life more difficult and stressful rather than easier and more meaningful – and we are, as a society, barely conscious of it – then something has gone seriously awry, both with our expectations for technology and our understanding of how it should benefit us From “Summit 1” by Joan Saslow & Allen Ascher Question 27: According to the first three paragraphs, technological tools that were designed to make our lives easier A have brought us complete happiness B have fully met our expectations C have not interfered with our privacy D have turned out to us more harm than good Question 28: Which of the following is NOT true about technological tools, according to new surveys? A They make our life more stressful B They bring more leisure to our life C They are used even during vacations D They are being increasingly used Question 29: Which of the following is true, according to the passage? A People have more opportunities to get access to technological applications B Employees were supposed to make technology what they expected C People now enjoy greater freedom thanks to the technological boom D Students used to have to study more about technological advances Question 30: The word “inconceivable” in the passage is closest in meaning to” ” A unforgettable B unimaginable C predictable D foreseeable Question 31: With the phrase “at a predictable time”, the author implies that A people had to predict the time they were allowed to leave offices B people wanted to be completely disconnected from their work C people were unable to foresee their working hours D people used to have more time and privacy after work Question 32: It can be inferred from the fourth paragraph that A it is compulsory that employees go to the office, even on days off B employees have more freedom to decide what time they start and finish work C employers are more demanding and have efficient means to monitor employees D life is more relaxing with cell phones and other technological devices Question 33: The word “They” in the fourth paragraph refers to A employers B employees C workers D tasks Question 34: Which of the following could be the main idea of the fifth paragraph? A New technological applications are wise entertainment choices of our modern time B The coming of new technological advances has spoiled family and social relationships C New technological advances have added more stress to daily life D New technological advances have reduced work performance Question 35: This passage has probably been taken from A a science review B a political journal C an advertisement D a fashion magazine Question 36: Which of the following could best serve as the title of the passage? A Expectations and Plain Reality B Benefits of Technology C Research on the Roles of Computers D Changes at the Workplace Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer in each of the following questions Question 37: We all agree that she is _ student in our class A the cleverest B a more clever C cleverest D most clever Question 38: Standing on the tip of the cape, _ A people have seen a lighthouse far away B a lighthouse can see from the distance C we can see the lighthouse in the distance D lies a lighthouse in the middle of the sea Question 39: The boat was sailing north when a terrible storm _ A broke B would break C had broken D was breaking Question 40: _ John Kennedy was elected president, he was the youngest American President ever A Before B As long as C When D While Question 41: Only one of our gifted students _ to participate in the final competition A has been chosen B have been chosen C were choosing D chosen Question 42: The pool should not be made so deep _ small children can be safe there A so as to B though C if D so that Question 43: I am sorry I have no time at present to _ detail of our plan A bring in B come in C take into D go into Question 44: Tom: “ _” Mike: “I won’t say no!” A Mike, you know where the scissors are? C What about playing badminton this afternoon? B How are things with you, Mike? D What’s your favourite, tea or coffee? Question 45: As a millionaire who liked to show off her wealth, Mrs Smith paid _ we asked A four time much as B four time much than C four times as much as D four time as many as Question 46: The Lake District, _ was made a national park in 1951, attracts a large number of tourists every year A that B what C where D which Question 47: He _ us but he was short of money at that time A might help B would help C can help D could have helped Question 48: Michael looked deeply hurt and surprised when _ A scolding B scolded C having scolded D to scold Question 49: The packages so that it would be easier to carry them A are tied altogether B are tied in a bundle C were tied together D were tied in a knot Question 50: In spite of her abilities, Laura has been _ overlooked for promotion A repetitive B repeatedly C repetition D repeat Question 51: The examination was not very difficult , but it was _ long A too much B so much C much too D very much Question 52: She asked me I was looking at A if B what C when D why Question 53: Education in many countries is compulsory _ the age of 16 A for B forwards C until D when Question 54: We must push the piano to the corner of the hall to _ our party tonight A give place to B make room for C take up room to D make place for Question 55: Stephanie: “Oh, no! I left my book at home Can I share yours?” Scott:” _” A No, thanks B Yes, I too C No, not at all! D Yes, sure! Question 56: There has been a great increase in retail sales, _? A isn’t it B isn’t there C doesn’t it D hasn’t there Question 57: Long ago, women were _ to vote in political elections A prevented B banned C forbidden D stopped Question 58: Regular exercise and good diet will bring _ fitness and health A about B from C to D up Question 59: _ his brother, Mike is active and friendly A Dislike B Liking C Alike D Unlike Question 60: _one of the most beautiful forms of performance art, ballet is a combination of dance and mime performed to music A Considered B Being considering C Considering D To consider Question 61: _ has been a topic of continual geological research A If the continents formed B The continents formed C how the continents were formed D How did the continents form 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 62: When precipitation occurs, some of it evaporates, some run off the surface it strikes, and some sinking in to the ground A B C D Question 63: A warming printed on a makeshift lifebuoy says: ”This is not a life-saving device Children should be accompany by their parents.” A B CD Question 64: Of all the art-related reference and research library in North American, that of the Meltropolitan Museum of Art in New York city is among the largest and most complete A B C D Question 65: Different fourteen crops were grown 8,600 years ago by some of the world’s earliest farmer A B C D Question 66: Globally and internationally, the 1990’s stood out as the warmest decade in the history of weather records A B C D 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 67 to 76 Very few people, groups, or governments oppose globalization in its entirety Instead, critics of globalization believe aspects of the way globalization operates should be changed The debate over globalization is about what the best rules are for governing the global economy so that its advantages can grow while its problems can be solved On one side of this debate are those who stress the benefits of removing barriers to international trade and investment, allowing capital to be allocated more efficiently and giving consumers greater freedom of choice With freemarket globalization, investment funds can move unimpeded from the rich countries to the developing countries Consumers can benefit from cheaper products because reduced taxes make goods produced at low cost from faraway places cheaper to buy Producers of goods gain by selling to a wider market More competition keeps sellers on their toes and allows ideas and new technology to spread and benefit others On the other side of the debate are critics who see neo-liberal policies as producing greater poverty, inequality, social conflict, cultural destruction, and environmental damage They say that the most developed nations – the United States, Germany, and Japan – succeeded not because of free trade but because of protectionism and subsidies They argue that the more recently successful economies of South Korea, Taiwan, and China all had strong state-led development strategies that did not follow neo-liberalism These critics think that government encouragement of “infantindustries” – that is, industries that are just beginning to develop – enables a country to become internationally competitive Furthermore, those who criticize the Washington Consensus suggest that the inflow and outflow of money from speculative investors must be limited to prevent bubbles These bubbles are characterized by the rapid inflow of foreign funds that bid up domestic stock markets and property values When the economy cannot sustain such expectation, the bubbles burst as investors panic and pull their money out of the country Protests by what is called the anti-globalization movement are seldom directed against globalization itself but rather against abuses that harm the rights of workers and the environment The question raised by nongovernmental organizations and protesters at WTO and IMF gatherings is whether globalization will result in a rise of living standards or a race to the bottom as competition takes the form of lowering living standards and undermining environmental regulations One of the key problems of the 21st century will be determining to what extent markets should be regulated to promote fair competition, honest dealing, and fair distribution of public goods on a global scale From “Globalization” by Tabb, William K., Microsoft ® Student 2009 [DVD] Question 67: It is stated in the passage that A the protests of globalization are directed against globalization itself B the United States, Germany, and Japan succeeded in helping infant industries C suppoters of globalization stress the benefits of removing trade barriers D critics of globalization say that the successful economies are all in Asia Question 68: Supporters of free-market globalization point out that A consumers can benefit from cheaper products B.there will be less competition among producers C taxes that are paid on goods will be increased D investment will be allocated only to rich countries Question 69: The word “allocated” in the passage mostly means “ _” A removed B solved C offered D distributed Question 70: The phrase “keeps sellers on their toes” in the passage mostly means “ _” A makes sellers responsive to any changes B allows sellers to stand on their own feet C forces sellers to go bare-footed D prevents sellers from selling new products Question 71: According to critics of globalization, several developed countries have become rich because of A their neo-liberal policies B their help to developing countries C their prevention of bubbles D their protectionism and subsidies Question 72: The word “undermining” in the passage mostly means “ _” A observing B making more effective C making less effective D obeying Question 73: Infant industries mentioned in the passage are _ A successful economies B young companies C development strategies D young industries Question 74: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage? A Critics believe the way globalization operates should be changed B The anti-globalization movement was set up to end globalization C Some Asian countries had strong state-led economic strategies D Hardly anyone disapproves of globalization in its entirety Question 75: The debate over globalization is about how _ A to use neo-liberal policies for the benefit of the rich countries C to spread ideas and strategies for globalization B to govern the global economy for the benefit of the community D to terminate globalization in its entirely Question 76: The author seems to be _ globalization that helps promote economy and raise living standards globally A supportive of B indifferent to C pessimistic about D opposed to Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best joins each of the following pairs of sentences in each of the following questions Question 77: We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping We know relatively little about sleep A We know relatively little about sleep; as a result, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping B Despite spending about one-third of our lives sleeping, we know relatively little about sleep C We shall know more about sleep if we spend more than one-third of our lives sleeping D We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping so that we know relatively little about sleep Question 78: He was successful because he was determined to pursue personal goals He was not talented A His determination to pursue personal goals made him successful and talented B It was his determination to pursue personal goals, not talent, that contributed to his success C His success lay in his natural ability, not in his determination to pursue personal goals D In addition to his determination, his talent ensured his success in pursuing his goals Question 79 : Overeating is a cause of several deadly diseases Physical inactivity is another cause of several deadly diseases A Both overeating and physical inactivity result from several deadly diseases B Apart from physical activities, eating too much also contributes to several deadly diseases C Not only overeating but also physical inactivity may lead to several deadly diseases D Overeating and physical inactivity are caused by several deadly diseases Question 80: I did not arrive in time I was not able to see her off A I did not go there, so I could not see her off B She had left because I was not on time C I arrived very late to say goodbye to her D I was not early enough to see her off THE END ... likely D suited -THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 235 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút Blacken the letter A, B, C, or... engine D boat THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 236 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút Mark the letter A, B, C, or D... university THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC ĐỀ THI THỬ THQG NĂM 2015 TRƯỜNG THPT LIỄN SƠN MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - ĐỀ 238 (ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT) Thời gian: 90 phút Mark the letter A, B, C or D
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